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Nino Kirov
Number of games in database: 243
Years covered: 1969 to 2001
Last FIDE rating: 2419
Highest rating achieved in database: 2500

Overall record: +62 -57 =122 (51.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 2 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Reti System (37) 
    A04 A06 A05
 King's Indian (22) 
    E62 E63 E69 E66 E67
 English (12) 
    A15 A14 A13
 Sicilian (9) 
    B83 B46 B43 B53 B22
 King's Indian Attack (7) 
    A07 A08
 Grunfeld (6) 
    D78 D79 D76
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (44) 
    B46 B29 B40 B44 B30
 Grunfeld (19) 
    D87 D78 D97 D91 D90
 Slav (18) 
    D10 D19 D18 D15 D17
 Sicilian Taimanov (18) 
    B46 B47
 French Defense (6) 
    C10 C01 C03 C09
 English (6) 
    A15 A16 A12
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Tal vs N Kirov, 1974 0-1
   N Kirov vs G Andruet, 1990 1-0
   P Gelpke vs N Kirov, 1978 1/2-1/2
   R G Wade vs N Kirov, 1974 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Timisoara (1972)
   Eksjo-A 8th (1980)
   Amsterdam IBM-B (1978)
   Novi Sad (1981)
   Chigorin Memorial (1976)
   Sukhumi (1972)
   Nice Olympiad Final-A (1974)
   EUR-chT (Men) 6th (1977)
   GMA Baleares op (1989)

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(born Feb-09-1945, died Sep-25-2008, 63 years old) Bulgaria

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Nino Kirov Ivanov was born in Gorna Dzhumaya (now Blagoevgrad), Bulgaria. Awarded the IM title in 1971 and the GM title in 1975/ he was Bulgarian Champion in 1978 after a play-off. He played on the Bulgarian Olympiad teams of 1974 and 1984 and in tournaments he was 1st at Coka 1973, 1st= at Vrsac 1974, 2nd= at Potsdam 1985 and 3rd= at Rome 1986.

 page 1 of 10; games 1-25 of 246  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. N Kirov vs Bobotsov  1-0321969BUL-chB83 Sicilian
2. N Kirov vs I Bilek  0-1301970VarnaB06 Robatsch
3. N Kirov vs Vasiukov  0-1381971VarnaB02 Alekhine's Defense
4. Smejkal vs N Kirov  1-0291971VarnaD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
5. Gheorghiu vs N Kirov  ½-½151971VarnaA15 English
6. Huebner vs N Kirov  ½-½421972WchT U26A15 English
7. N Kirov vs Shamkovich  ½-½281972TimisoaraE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
8. E Ungureanu vs N Kirov  1-0321972TimisoaraD90 Grunfeld
9. L Espig vs N Kirov  0-1621972TimisoaraB89 Sicilian
10. K Honfi vs N Kirov  0-1721972TimisoaraB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
11. N Kirov vs M V Ghinda  1-0391972TimisoaraB06 Robatsch
12. N Kirov vs Balashov  0-1391972W-ch Student Team Final-AC72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O
13. N Kirov vs Adorjan  ½-½161972W-ch Student Team Final-AA04 Reti Opening
14. N Kirov vs Suttles  1-0321972SukhumiA04 Reti Opening
15. Savon vs N Kirov  1-0341972SukhumiB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
16. N Kirov vs L Espig  ½-½251972SukhumiB83 Sicilian
17. Beliavsky vs N Kirov 1-0471972SukhumiB44 Sicilian
18. N Kirov vs M Mukhin  0-1391972SukhumiA15 English
19. Kholmov vs N Kirov  1-0311972SukhumiB40 Sicilian
20. N Kirov vs Jansa  1-0431972SukhumiD76 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6
21. K Honfi vs N Kirov  ½-½311972SukhumiB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
22. N Kirov vs Liberzon  ½-½241972SukhumiA15 English
23. N Kirov vs Murey  ½-½581972SukhumiB53 Sicilian
24. Gufeld vs N Kirov  ½-½571972SukhumiD75 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O c5, 8.dxc5
25. N Kirov vs Taimanov  0-1391972SukhumiE60 King's Indian Defense
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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-29-08  Gala: Nino Kirov has died.
Sep-29-08  Kapablanca: Source?
Sep-30-08  stanleys: It's true - GM Kirov has died on 25 September 2008 (in Bulgarian)
Apr-20-11  shalgo: He had a profile here: User: goosey3.

If you look at his games collections, he had curious dislikes of Tiviakov, Short, and Carlsen. I wonder what was behind them?

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  tpstar: It's more like a running joke:

User: goosey

User: goosesmack

User: smackgoose

User: cksmasooge

User: ontocaustic

Nobody seriously believed he was a name player.

Apr-21-11  shalgo: <tpstar> I was not aware of that. How odd.
Feb-09-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, GM NiƱo Kirov Ivanov.

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