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Aleksander Delchev
Number of games in database: 737
Years covered: 1986 to 2021
Last FIDE rating: 2546 (2630 rapid, 2584 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2669

Overall record: +281 -112 =306 (62.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 38 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (78) 
    B90 B33 B43 B30 B62
 English (27) 
    A13 A15 A14 A11 A10
 English, 1 c4 e5 (21) 
    A20 A29 A25 A28 A22
 King's Indian (20) 
    E97 E77 E92 E90 E64
 Queen's Pawn Game (17) 
    A46 E00 E10 A45 A40
 Queen's Gambit Declined (15) 
    D30 D38 D39 D35 D37
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (73) 
    B47 B40 B22 B48 B44
 Ruy Lopez (37) 
    C78 C99 C80 C77 C68
 Sicilian Taimanov (27) 
    B47 B48 B49 B46
 Queen's Pawn Game (21) 
    E00 A46 D02 A40 E10
 Nimzo Indian (20) 
    E30 E39 E21 E46 E34
 Queen's Gambit Declined (19) 
    D39 D38 D37 D31 D35
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   A Galkin vs Delchev, 2001 0-1
   Delchev vs K Miton, 2011 1-0
   Delchev vs A Frois, 2011 1-0
   Delchev vs A Sidorenko, 2002 1-0
   Delchev vs N Sommerbauer, 2001 1-0
   Delchev vs Kharlov, 2004 1-0
   Delchev vs Kritz, 2003 1-0
   Delchev vs I A Nataf, 2005 1-0
   Movsesian vs Delchev, 2006 0-1
   R Zelcic vs Delchev, 2010 0-1

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Metz Open (2001)
   Spanish Team Championship (Honor Division) (2012)
   Bulgarian Championship (2001)
   X Anibal Open (2003)
   Turin Open (2000)
   Forli Open (1989)
   London Chess Classic Open (2013)
   Dresden Olympiad (2008)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   Turin Olympiad (2006)
   European Championship (2001)
   Khanty-Mansiysk Olympiad (2010)
   Istanbul Olympiad (2012)
   French Team Championship (2013)
   FIDE Online Olympiad (2020)

   🏆 Bundesliga
   A Pavlidis vs Delchev (Oct-22-22) 1/2-1/2
   Delchev vs Saric (Oct-21-22) 0-1
   Delchev vs M Materia (Dec-28-21) 1/2-1/2
   Delchev vs F Godart (Sep-24-21) 1-0
   A Suvorov vs Delchev (Sep-23-21) 1/2-1/2

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(born Jul-15-1971, 51 years old) Bulgaria

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Aleksander Petkov Delchev was awarded the Grandmaster title in 1997. He was Bulgarian U20 Champion in 1990 and 1991. Delchev was Bulgarian Champion in 1994, 1996, 2001 and 2019. He is the author of "The Safest Sicilian" in 2006 and "The Safest Gruenfeld" in 2011.

Wikipedia article: Aleksander Delchev

Last updated: 2021-06-06 02:27:23

 page 1 of 35; games 1-25 of 854  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Rodriguez Vila vs Delchev  0-1331986Wch U16B46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
2. V Akopian vs Delchev  1-0761986Wch U16A07 King's Indian Attack
3. Delchev vs I Gurevich  1-0561986Wch U16B82 Sicilian, Scheveningen
4. Delchev vs M Mrva  ½-½551988European Junior Championship 1988/89B30 Sicilian
5. A Daniilidis vs Delchev  0-1681988European Junior Championship 1988/89C07 French, Tarrasch
6. Delchev vs R Djurhuus  0-1421988European Junior Championship 1988/89C18 French, Winawer
7. M Hansen vs Delchev  ½-½251988European Junior Championship 1988/89B05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
8. Delchev vs M van der Werf  1-0911988European Junior Championship 1988/89C85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)
9. D Kontic vs Delchev  ½-½241988European Junior Championship 1988/89B05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
10. Delchev vs J Degraeve  1-0451988European Junior Championship 1988/89C05 French, Tarrasch
11. Van Wely vs Delchev 0-1481988European Junior Championship 1988/89E21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
12. Gelfand vs Delchev  1-0351988European Junior Championship 1988/89E11 Bogo-Indian Defense
13. Delchev vs Dreev  0-1231988European Junior Championship 1988/89C05 French, Tarrasch
14. Delchev vs T Thorhallsson  1-0411988European Junior Championship 1988/89B01 Scandinavian
15. L Comas Fabrego vs Delchev  ½-½361988European Junior Championship 1988/89A40 Queen's Pawn Game
16. Delchev vs R Lev  ½-½411989European Junior Championship 1988/89C77 Ruy Lopez
17. T Marinelli vs Delchev  1-0531989Forli OpenD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
18. Delchev vs A Martorelli  1-0551989Forli OpenA46 Queen's Pawn Game
19. M Caposciutti vs Delchev  ½-½381989Forli OpenB10 Caro-Kann
20. Delchev vs L Santolini  1-0271989Forli OpenB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
21. A Kosten vs Delchev  1-0661989Forli OpenE54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
22. Delchev vs S Nikolic  1-0571989Forli OpenA40 Queen's Pawn Game
23. Delchev vs E Meduna  ½-½161989Forli OpenA43 Old Benoni
24. S de Eccher vs Delchev  0-1401989Forli OpenB02 Alekhine's Defense
25. Delchev vs S Djuric  1-0391989Forli OpenC05 French, Tarrasch
 page 1 of 35; games 1-25 of 854  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-06-06  BIDMONFA: Aleksander Delchev

DELCHEV, Aleksander

Apr-04-06  AlexandraThess: Another hot chess player!
Apr-15-06  AlexandraThess: And the most overrated player i would say.
Apr-17-06  stanleys: He is married,Alexandra and has two children(I believe)
Dec-07-06  Abat: Looks good to me.
May-25-08  Freelix: Delchev is a real virtuoso of the e6 Sicilian.
May-16-09  myschkin: . . .

Is currently ranked third (behind Veselin Topalov and Ivan Cheparinov) in Bulgaria.

Fide Card:

Married to WGM Emilia Djingarova

<The Safest Sicilian: A Black Repertoire with 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6> (Chess Stars Publishing, Sofia 2006)

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  GrahamClayton: Delchev is another player who has had to forfeit a game due to a ringing mobile phone, with a forfeit against Stuart Conquest at the 2009 European Team Championship in Novi Sad, after playing 1.d4.
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  DrNyet: Delchev is providing live text commentary at Chessbomb today to Radjabov-Carlsen (Gashimov Memorial, in Shamkir, Azerbaijan). Must say I'm impressed, including by his command of English.

I often find it more satisfying to follow this kind of commentary rather than that of multiple analysts/chatters.

Jun-24-15  PhilFeeley: An interesting position from a game not here (neither is the white player, surprisingly):

Deglmann, L(2340)-Delchev, A(2633)
OIBM, 2014.10.27

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It must have been satisfying getting such a position against a strong player. So who is Deglmann? And does the win start with Rdh1? (Unfortunately the double-rook sacrifice doesn't work as black interposes the bishop on h2 after the queen goes to h1, giving black enough time to take the g6 pawn).

Jun-24-15  PhilFeeley: Actually, the double-rook sac does work, as Qh1 is check and the bishop doesn't give black time to take g6. White must have been ecstatic with this win.

The game actually ended with the first rook check:

[Event "18th OIBM 2014"]
[Site "Bad Wiessee GER"]
[Date "2014.10.27"]
[Round "3.3"]
[White "Deglmann,L"]
[Black "Delchev,A"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteTitle "FM"]
[BlackTitle "GM"]
[WhiteElo "2340"]
[BlackElo "2633"]
[ECO "D20"]
[Opening "QGA"]
[Variation "3.e4"]
[WhiteFideId "4622235"]
[BlackFideId "2900394"]
[EventDate "2014.10.25"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 dxc4 3. e4 Nc6 4. Nf3 Bg4 5. Bxc4 e6 6. Bb5 Bb4+ 7. Nc3 Ne7 8. Be3 O-O 9. Qd3 a6 10. Bxc6 Nxc6 11. O-O-O Qe7 12. h3 Bh5 13. g4 Bg6 14. Ne2 Bd6 15. h4 Nb4 16. Qb1 c5 17. h5 Nxa2+ 18. Kd2 cxd4 19. Nexd4 e5 20. hxg6 exd4 21. Rxh7 dxe3+ 22. Ke2 Qe6 23. Rh8+ 1-0

Jun-24-15  PhilFeeley: Found white in the database:

Ludwig Deglmann

Aug-24-15  Murky: Delchev is currently doing commentary on games of the Sinquefield Cup 2015 at the site chessbomb dot com. I'm just a bit irked that his commentary is not done in real time with the moves. Instead Delchev is typically a half dozen moves behind what's currently been played, then he then post-dates his comments and predictions. It's like predicting the future once having seen it already.

Other commentators, such as Seirawan, do excellent commentary in real time, and that's so refreshing, even when errors of judgement are made about ongoing games. Delchev probably wants to check everything on the computer first, so as not to be in error about anything. And his track record of predicting moves is irksomely perfect, because he's already seen what's been played.

Would be better to have command line software at Chessbomb that absolutely prohibits back-dating of commentary. Currently Chessbomb commentary is contrived to look 'live', but it's not. There should not be any back-dating of comments on moves already made. Live commentary needs to be done right now in real time with all the errors and insights that happen in live sports. Anything else is bogus.

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