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Luben S Popov
Number of games in database: 214
Years covered: 1959 to 2008
Last FIDE rating: 2314 (2318 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2465

Overall record: +35 -61 =118 (43.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Indian (19) 
    E15 E17 E12 E16
 King's Indian (16) 
    E73 E75 E89 E84 E83
 Modern Benoni (10) 
    A61 A79 A58 A60 A59
 Queen's Pawn Game (8) 
    A41 E10 D01 A50 A40
 Queen's Gambit Declined (7) 
    D37 D38 D30 D31
 Grunfeld (7) 
    D85 D90
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (41) 
    B42 B43 B41 B40 B28
 Sicilian Kan (31) 
    B42 B43 B41
 Modern Benoni (18) 
    A56 A57 A58 A73
 King's Indian (7) 
    E63 E75 E64 E60 E91
 Alekhine's Defense (7) 
    B05 B02
 Benko Gambit (7) 
    A57 A58
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Keres vs L Popov, 1973 0-1
   Smejkal vs L Popov, 1971 1/2-1/2
   L Popov vs R Jamieson, 1977 1-0
   L Popov vs Kunsztowicz, 1973 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Skopje (1967)
   Tallinn (1973)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Dortmund 1973 by suenteus po 147

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(born Jan-28-1936, 82 years old) Bulgaria

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Luben Stoyanov Popov was born in Plovdiv. Awarded the IM title in 1965, he was Bulgarian champion in 1970.

 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 214  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. L Popov vs M Bobotsov  ½-½361959BUL-chA46 Queen's Pawn Game
2. N Minev vs L Popov  ½-½341959BUL-chC76 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, Fianchetto Variation
3. Z Kadrev vs L Popov 0-1241959BLG-chC31 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
4. N Minev vs L Popov 1-0371960BUL-ch14A03 Bird's Opening
5. M Bobotsov vs L Popov  0-1331960BUL-ch14A56 Benoni Defense
6. I Bilek vs L Popov 1-0281960Budapest ZonalA56 Benoni Defense
7. J Kozma vs L Popov  1-0411960Budapest ZonalA15 English
8. L Popov vs P Troeger 0-1371960Budapest ZonalA21 English
9. L Popov vs A Prameshuber  1-0591960Budapest ZonalE12 Queen's Indian
10. L Popov vs Ujtelky  ½-½421960Budapest ZonalA42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
11. Y Troinov vs L Popov 1-0201962BulgariaB88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
12. L Popov vs J Kozma  ½-½171962BucharestD85 Grunfeld
13. L Popov vs A Dunkelblum  1-0301962BucharestE12 Queen's Indian
14. Kholmov vs L Popov  1-0421962BucharestB42 Sicilian, Kan
15. L Popov vs Sajtar  ½-½441962BucharestD85 Grunfeld
16. Tringov vs L Popov  1-0351962SofiaB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
17. L Popov vs G Kluger  ½-½491962SofiaA61 Benoni
18. L Popov vs Orev  1-0321962SofiaA40 Queen's Pawn Game
19. V Mikenas vs L Popov 1-0351962SofiaB49 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
20. L Popov vs Lilienthal  ½-½161962SofiaA53 Old Indian
21. Robert E Byrne vs L Popov  1-0411962Varna ol (Men) fin-AA56 Benoni Defense
22. L Popov vs T van Scheltinga  ½-½321963Enschede ZonalA30 English, Symmetrical
23. J Penrose vs L Popov 1-0391963Enschede ZonalB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
24. L Popov vs K Darga  ½-½301963Enschede ZonalA61 Benoni
25. L Popov vs Gligoric  0-1381963Enschede ZonalE89 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox Main line
 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 214  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-13-04  fasting: Mister Draw!
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: You should look at Peter Szekely!
Oct-20-04  fasting: right, Szekely is mr. Draw
Jan-28-06  BIDMONFA: Luben S Popov

POPOV, Luben Stoyanov

Jun-02-06  NakoSonorense: Popov... vaya nombrecito. :)
Jan-28-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, 1970 Bulgarian champion Luben Popov!!
Premium Chessgames Member
  diagonal: Luben Popov was co-winner at the traditional Reggio Emilia (invitation series) in 1973/74, joint with Juergen Dueball and Gyula Sax, as well as co-winner in the previous edition 1972/73, joint with Levente Lengyel (as best on tie-break), and young Eugenio Torre.
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