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Momchil Nikolov
M Nikolov 
Number of games in database: 893
Years covered: 1995 to 2022
Last FIDE rating: 2549 (2532 rapid, 2417 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2589

Overall record: +96 -57 =117 (57.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 623 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (53) 
    E81 E91 E80 E92 E71
 Nimzo Indian (49) 
    E32 E34 E39 E38 E35
 Sicilian (44) 
    B23 B85 B33 B41 B30
 Queen's Pawn Game (40) 
    A45 A40 A41 D02 A50
 Queen's Gambit Declined (36) 
    D35 D37 D39 D30 D38
 Slav (32) 
    D15 D17 D11 D16 D14
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (163) 
    B42 B43 B40 B22 B41
 Sicilian Kan (65) 
    B42 B43 B41
 Nimzo Indian (36) 
    E39 E21 E59 E46 E20
 English, 1 c4 c5 (34) 
    A34 A32 A35 A36 A39
 Queen's Pawn Game (28) 
    A45 A46 D02 A40 E00
 Modern Benoni (21) 
    A62 A70 A75 A61 A60
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   V Iotov vs M Nikolov, 2004 0-1
   M Faika vs M Nikolov, 2010 0-1
   M Nikolov vs T Anton, 2009 1-0
   M Nikolov vs I Makka, 2012 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Scottish Championship (2012)
   Albena Open (2012)
   Bulgarian Championship (2004)
   European Club Cup (2010)
   Cappelle-La-Grande Open (2022)
   4th Sharjah Masters (2021)
   European Championship (2008)
   Golden Sands (2012)
   European Championship (2010)
   Baku Olympiad (2016)
   European Club Cup (2011)
   European Championship (2009)
   European Championship (2012)

   🏆 5th Sharjah Masters
   F Baenziger vs M Nikolov (May-29-22) 1/2-1/2
   M Nikolov vs Ganguly (May-28-22) 0-1
   D Kadric vs M Nikolov (May-27-22) 1/2-1/2
   M Nikolov vs D Mastrovasilis (May-26-22) 1/2-1/2
   Khumoyun Begmuratov vs M Nikolov (May-25-22) 0-1

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(born Mar-03-1985, 37 years old) Bulgaria

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He became an IM in 2007 and a GM in 2010.

 page 1 of 36; games 1-25 of 889  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Nikolov vs Juan Palacios  1-0311995Wch U10B32 Sicilian
2. P Merwe vs M Nikolov  1-0501995Wch U10B28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
3. A J Steigman vs M Nikolov  0-1341995Wch U10A07 King's Indian Attack
4. D Fernandez vs M Nikolov  1-0591995Wch U10B22 Sicilian, Alapin
5. B Gratchez vs M Nikolov  1-0281995Wch U10B28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
6. M Nikolov vs T Manescu  1-0561995Wch U10B70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
7. M Nikolov vs Aidar Baimoldinov  1-0151995Wch U10B06 Robatsch
8. J Munoz vs M Nikolov  1-0271995Wch U10B28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
9. M Nikolov vs D Mieles Palau  1-0471995Wch U10B70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
10. Horacio Raviolo vs M Nikolov  0-1511995Wch U10B28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
11. M Nikolov vs F Aleskerov  0-1221995Wch U10B01 Scandinavian
12. M Nikolov vs R Soltanici  1-0381996EU-ch U12B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
13. A Bekker-Jensen vs M Nikolov  0-1331996EU-ch U12A54 Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3
14. M Nikolov vs D Stojanovski  ½-½411996EU-ch U12B32 Sicilian
15. M Nikolov vs I Bogoslaveth  1-0421996EU-ch U12C01 French, Exchange
16. V Jianu vs M Nikolov  1-0251996EU-ch U12A05 Reti Opening
17. F Berkes vs M Nikolov  0-1381996EU-ch U12A45 Queen's Pawn Game
18. M Nikolov vs S Gashimov  0-1221996EU-ch U12B01 Scandinavian
19. M Nikolov vs D Maximov  ½-½621996EU-ch U12B40 Sicilian
20. Alexander Yastrebov vs M Nikolov  ½-½311996EU-ch U12B40 Sicilian
21. G Livshits vs M Nikolov  1-0171997EU-ch U12B42 Sicilian, Kan
22. C Jeitz vs M Nikolov  0-1171997EU-ch U12B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
23. G Gajewski vs M Nikolov  1-0171997EU-ch U12B21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
24. Naiditsch vs M Nikolov  ½-½171997EU-ch U12B40 Sicilian
25. M Nikolov vs M Erwich  ½-½161997EU-ch U12C45 Scotch Game
 page 1 of 36; games 1-25 of 889  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-21-07  BIDMONFA: Momchil Nikolov

NIKOLOV, Momchil

Mar-21-07  stanleys: Congratulations to Momchil for winning the silver medal in Bulgarian Championship/2007 and getting his third IM norm!
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  Tabanus: IM Momchil Nikolov, Bulgaria, born 3 March 1985. Now rated 2550,

IM in 2007. GM soon? ICC: MNikolov

GM title application:


Placed 3rd in the Bulgarian Ch Feb. 2009, 4th in Belgrade Trophy Dec. 2009, 84th (2604 perf.) in European Ch March 2010,

6th in Bulgarian Ch 7-17 April 2010:

May-01-10  wordfunph: Momchil Nikolov was awarded the GM title by FIDE..

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