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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.

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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. Z Kadrev vs L Popov 0-1241959BLG-chC31 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
2. L Popov vs M Bobotsov  ½-½361959BUL-chA46 Queen's Pawn Game
3. N Minev vs L Popov  ½-½341959BUL-chC76 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, Fianchetto Variation
4. M Bobotsov vs L Popov  0-1331960BUL-ch14A56 Benoni Defense
5. N Minev vs L Popov 1-0371960BUL-ch14A03 Bird's Opening
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. L Popov vs Sajtar  ½-½441962BucharestD85 Grunfeld
15. Kholmov vs L Popov  1-0421962BucharestB42 Sicilian, Kan
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. L Popov vs Lilienthal  ½-½161962SofiaA53 Old Indian
20. V Mikenas vs L Popov 1-0351962SofiaB49 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
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
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Oct-13-04  fasting: Mister Draw!
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  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. :)
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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, 1970 Bulgarian champion Luben Popov!!
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  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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