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Milko Bobotsov
M Bobotsov 
Dutch National Archives, The Hague
Fotocollectie Algemeen Nederlands Persbureau
 
Number of games in database: 746
Years covered: 1950 to 1991

Overall record: +225 -149 =372 (55.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (61) 
    E81 E80 E87 E82 E88
 English (33) 
    A16 A17 A10 A18 A14
 English, 1 c4 e5 (33) 
    A25 A28 A21 A26 A22
 Grunfeld (25) 
    D94 D80 D72 D81 D98
 Queen's Indian (23) 
    E12 E14 E19 E15 E16
 English, 1 c4 c5 (21) 
    A36 A34 A35 A38 A31
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (132) 
    B98 B92 B90 B93 B44
 Sicilian Najdorf (51) 
    B98 B92 B90 B93 B97
 King's Indian (50) 
    E83 E62 E63 E92 E91
 English, 1 c4 c5 (31) 
    A36 A37 A30 A34 A31
 Nimzo Indian (27) 
    E52 E41 E43 E46 E36
 Ruy Lopez (17) 
    C72 C97 C64 C78 C85
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   M Bobotsov vs F Bohatirchuk, 1954 1-0
   M Bobotsov vs A Kolarov, 1971 1-0
   M Bobotsov vs O M Hindle, 1967 1-0
   M Bobotsov vs J Kozma, 1966 1-0
   M Bobotsov vs Ivkov, 1966 1/2-1/2
   D Marovic vs M Bobotsov, 1961 0-1
   V Cibulka vs M Bobotsov, 1966 0-1
   K Langeweg vs M Bobotsov, 1968 0-1
   M Bobotsov vs S Muehlberg, 1957 1-0
   A Matanovic vs M Bobotsov, 1968 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Hastings 1959/60 (1959)
   Moscow (1967)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   1963 Capablanca memorial by gauer
   1965 Beverwijk Hoogovens by jww
   Hastings 1959/60 by suenteus po 147

GAMES ANNOTATED BY BOBOTSOV: [what is this?]
   M Bobotsov vs A Kolarov, 1971

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MILKO BOBOTSOV
(born Sep-30-1931, died Apr-03-2000, 68 years old) Bulgaria

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Milko Georgiev Bobotsov was born on the 30th of September (and not October as some sources claim) 1931 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. He was Bulgarian Champion in 1958 and was awarded the IM title in 1960 and the GM title in 1961. He was Bulgaria's first grandmaster and his most notable tournament results were 1st at Varna 1957, 2nd= at Moscow (1967) and 1st at Sarajevo 1971. Bobotsov also played on eight Bulgarian Olympiad teams but after suffering a stroke in 1972 his international play was somewhat curtailed. He was married to Antonia Ivanova.

Wikipedia article: Milko Bobotsov


 page 1 of 30; games 1-25 of 746  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Bobotsov vs L Alster 1-0341950CSR-BULB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
2. V Stulik vs M Bobotsov  1-0411950CSR-BULC85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)
3. V Stulik vs M Bobotsov  1-0561950CSR-BULC97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
4. M Bobotsov vs J Sefc 1-0621950CSR-BULC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
5. B Koch vs M Bobotsov 1-0461952MiedzyzdrojeB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
6. M Bobotsov vs W Litmanowicz  ½-½911952MiedzyzdrojeC91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
7. H Szapiel vs M Bobotsov  0-1591952Miedzyzdroje +E94 King's Indian, Orthodox
8. M Bobotsov vs Sliwa  1-0501952MiedzyzdrojeC82 Ruy Lopez, Open
9. K Plater vs M Bobotsov  ½-½591952MiedzyzdrojeA03 Bird's Opening
10. S Gawlikowski vs M Bobotsov  0-1501952MiedzyzdrojeE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
11. M Bobotsov vs E Arlamowski  ½-½681952MiedzyzdrojeB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
12. M Bobotsov vs A Pytlakowski ½-½941952MiedzyzdrojeE14 Queen's Indian
13. S Szabo vs M Bobotsov  1-0721952MiedzyzdrojeB20 Sicilian
14. M Bobotsov vs A Tarnowski 0-1871952MiedzyzdrojeC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
15. Balanel vs M Bobotsov  0-1411952MiedzyzdrojeE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
16. E Kuebart vs M Bobotsov  0-1521952MiedzyzdrojeA45 Queen's Pawn Game
17. M Bobotsov vs E Bakonyi  1-0371952MiedzyzdrojeA47 Queen's Indian
18. Szily vs M Bobotsov 1-0431952MiedzyzdrojeB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
19. M Bobotsov vs K Makarczyk  ½-½411952MiedzyzdrojeB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
20. M Bobotsov vs I Grynfeld  0-1421952MiedzyzdrojeC41 Philidor Defense
21. Z Milev vs M Bobotsov  ½-½731952MiedzyzdrojeA04 Reti Opening
22. M Bobotsov vs Uhlmann 1-0611953MatchC19 French, Winawer, Advance
23. Bronstein vs M Bobotsov  ½-½421954Amsterdam ol (Men) fin-AE16 Queen's Indian
24. Golombek vs M Bobotsov  ½-½251954Amsterdam ol (Men) fin-AE16 Queen's Indian
25. M Bobotsov vs F Bohatirchuk 1-01061954AmsterdamA53 Old Indian
 page 1 of 30; games 1-25 of 746  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-31-04  Resignation Trap: Bulgaria's first GM. Most notable result: 2nd-4th at Moscow, 1967.

Ever wonder how to win with two Knights vs. one Pawn? Try this:

Bobotsov vs Bogatyrchuk, 1954

Jan-31-04  Dick Brain: Long, long ago I spent a very long (i.e. way too much) time analyzing two knight vs pawn endgames. I believe this is one of the mistakes that I have made over the years that kept me from becoming a good player.
Dec-22-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: Milko Georgiev Bobotsov
Born 30th September 1931 in Plovdiv
Bulgarian champion in 1958 he was awarded his IM title in 1960 and the GM title in 1961.
Dec-22-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  IMlday: It may be gossip but what I heard was that Bobotsov got a really high rating but then was in a car wreck and came out a vegetable. Nevertheless the Bulgars propped him up for a few tournaments to get his rating points back into the pool. (Caveat lector--this may just be anti-Bulgar propaganda.)
Dec-22-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  IMlday: Milko at his best:
Kavalek vs Bobotsov, 1972
Nov-04-05  stanleys: Milko Bobotsov is also known for his game against GM Ivkov(Beveren/1966),where he castled at the 46th move(maybe a world record?)
Dec-14-05  stanleys: Little information for chessgames:GM Bobotsov died in 2000
May-12-06  BIDMONFA: Milko Bobotsov

BOBOTSOV, Milko
http://www.bidmonfa.com/bobotsov_mi...
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May-12-06  Daodejing: @ stanleys:

Latest castling was at move 48. So Bobotsov should have wait 3 Moves...

http://www.xs4all.nl/~timkr/records...

DDJ

Jul-03-08  GreaseMonkey: According to John Grefe in Chess Life and Review (Jan 75), Bobotsov did indeed have a stroke - after the Skopje Olympiad in 1972. Grefe was playing at Varna 1974 when Bobotsov reappeared and made 2 out of 15. One of his draws was against Grefe!
Mar-01-09  great uncle bulgaria: siblings - cream-o and cheese-o
Aug-22-09  Dredge Rivers: Do the Bobot!
Sep-30-15  Mating Net: I can't help but think of this game every time I see Bobotsov's name. M Bobotsov vs Tal, 1958
Sep-30-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  eternaloptimist: His name has got to be 1 of the coolest names ever. He was Bulgaria's 1st GM & players like Topa followed his lead. <Mating Net> Lol that's a nice pun!
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