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Nino Kirov
N Kirov 
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Number of games in database: 361
Years covered: 1969 to 2001
Last FIDE rating: 2419
Highest rating achieved in database: 2500

Overall record: +96 -71 =192 (53.5%)*
   * 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 (62) 
    A04 A06 A05
 King's Indian (23) 
    E62 E63 E69 E66 E67
 Sicilian (15) 
    B83 B46 B43 B84 B92
 English (14) 
    A15 A14 A13
 King's Indian Attack (10) 
    A07 A08
 Grunfeld (8) 
    D78 D79 D76
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (61) 
    B46 B44 B40 B29 B22
 Slav (28) 
    D10 D15 D17 D19 D18
 Grunfeld (27) 
    D78 D87 D93 D97 D90
 Sicilian Taimanov (25) 
    B46 B47 B49
 English (14) 
    A15 A16 A14 A13 A12
 French Defense (9) 
    C10 C09 C01 C03
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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?]
   Cannes Martinez Open (1996)
   Eksjo-A 8th (1980)
   Timisoara (1972)
   11th Balkaniad (men) (1979)
   Pamporovo (1982)
   Amsterdam IBM-B (1978)
   Dutch Open (1990)
   Hamburg Open (1981)
   Bulgarian Championship (1975)
   Makarczyk Memorial (1980)
   Chigorin Memorial (1979)
   Makarczyk Memorial (1979)
   Chigorin Memorial (1976)
   Nice Olympiad Final-A (1974)
   Toulouse Open (1990)

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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 18; games 1-25 of 438  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 S Garcia Martinez  1-0461970VarnaC41 Philidor Defense
4. N Kirov vs Vasiukov  0-1381971VarnaB02 Alekhine's Defense
5. Smejkal vs N Kirov  1-0291971VarnaD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
6. Gheorghiu vs N Kirov  ½-½151971VarnaA15 English
7. N Kirov vs M Ghinda  1-0391972TimisoaraB06 Robatsch
8. L Espig vs N Kirov  0-1621972TimisoaraB89 Sicilian
9. N Kirov vs Shamkovich  ½-½281972TimisoaraE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
10. E Ungureanu vs N Kirov  1-0321972TimisoaraD90 Grunfeld
11. K Honfi vs N Kirov  0-1721972TimisoaraB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
12. N Kirov vs Adorjan  ½-½161972World Student Team Championship Final-AA04 Reti Opening
13. Huebner vs N Kirov  ½-½421972World Student Team Championship Final-AA15 English
14. N Kirov vs Balashov  0-1391972World Student Team Championship Final-AC72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O
15. N Kirov vs K Rogoff  ½-½361972World Student Team Championship Final-AD91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5
16. N Kirov vs Suttles  1-0321972SukhumiA04 Reti Opening
17. Savon vs N Kirov  1-0341972SukhumiB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
18. N Kirov vs L Espig  ½-½251972SukhumiB83 Sicilian
19. Beliavsky vs N Kirov 1-0471972SukhumiB44 Sicilian
20. N Kirov vs M Mukhin  0-1391972SukhumiA15 English
21. Kholmov vs N Kirov  1-0311972SukhumiB40 Sicilian
22. N Kirov vs Jansa  1-0431972SukhumiD76 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6
23. K Honfi vs N Kirov  ½-½311972SukhumiB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
24. N Kirov vs V Liberzon  ½-½241972SukhumiA15 English
25. N Kirov vs J Murey  ½-½581972SukhumiB53 Sicilian
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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?

Premium Chessgames Member
  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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