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Nikola Mitkov
Number of games in database: 389
Years covered: 1989 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2469
Highest rating achieved in database: 2578

Overall record: +119 -92 =161 (53.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 17 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (87) 
    B25 B23 B43 B48 B57
 Vienna Opening (24) 
    C28 C26
 French Defense (20) 
    C11 C18 C15 C10 C16
 Queen's Pawn Game (17) 
    D02 A46 A45 D00 D04
 Sicilian Kan (14) 
 French Winawer (10) 
    C18 C15 C16
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (38) 
    C67 C65 C79 C64 C84
 Queen's Gambit Declined (36) 
    D38 D31 D30
 Nimzo Indian (19) 
    E46 E32 E51 E37 E48
 Queen's Pawn Game (18) 
    D02 E10 E00 A45 D00
 Scotch Game (10) 
 English, 1 c4 e5 (9) 
    A25 A21 A27 A28 A20
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   N Mitkov vs Rublevsky, 2000 1-0
   J S Miller vs N Mitkov, 2011 0-1
   N Mitkov vs S J Breckenridge, 2018 1-0
   Hebden vs N Mitkov, 1991 0-1
   N Mitkov vs S Matthews, 2004 1-0
   N Mitkov vs J C Alvarez Marquez, 2000 1-0
   Nakamura vs N Mitkov, 2005 1/2-1/2
   N Mitkov vs Kramnik, 1990 1-0
   M Heidenfeld vs N Mitkov, 2001 0-1
   Fishbein vs N Mitkov, 2011 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   XVIII Carlos Torre Memorial KO (2005)
   XV Carlos Torre (2002)
   Spring North American FIDE Invitational (2006)
   112th US Open (2011)
   PRO Chess League KO Stage (2019)
   World Open: Open Section (2003)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   European Team Chess Championship (2007)
   37th Chess Olympiad (2006)
   Olympiad (2008)
   Chess Olympiad (2010)
   Chess Olympiad (2014)
   Pro Chess League (2018)
   PRO League Group Stage (2019)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   2006 Montreal (group B) by gauer

   🏆 PRO Chess League KO Stage
   N Mitkov vs A Smirnov (Mar-20-19) 1-0, rapid
   M Illingworth vs N Mitkov (Mar-20-19) 1/2-1/2, rapid
   D H Fernandez vs N Mitkov (Mar-20-19) 0-1, rapid
   N Mitkov vs R Song (Mar-20-19) 1/2-1/2, rapid
   N Mitkov vs Macieja (Mar-07-19) 1-0

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(born Dec-18-1971, 47 years old) Yugoslavia (federation/nationality Macedonia)

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Grandmaster. =1st (3rd on tiebreak) at the 2013 Chicago Open.

 page 1 of 16; games 1-25 of 389  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. N Mitkov vs V Vepkhvishvili  ½-½311989Open VarnaC28 Vienna Game
2. A Tzermiadianos vs N Mitkov  ½-½131990Kavala (Greece)C45 Scotch Game
3. J Sorensen vs N Mitkov ½-½411990Wch U20C28 Vienna Game
4. N Mitkov vs Kramnik 1-0371990EU-ch U20C11 French
5. N Mitkov vs Van Wely 0-1371990EU-ch U20B07 Pirc
6. N Mitkov vs B Ivanovic  1-0301991YUG-chB23 Sicilian, Closed
7. Topalov vs N Mitkov ½-½201991Vrnjacka BanjaC89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
8. N Mitkov vs Kramnik  ½-½671991URS-YUG U20C11 French
9. R Bezler vs N Mitkov  0-1481991Schellenberg (Germany)C55 Two Knights Defense
10. M Popchev vs N Mitkov  0-1391991Skopje (Yugoslavia)C25 Vienna
11. V Tukmakov vs N Mitkov  0-1441991Schellenberg opE00 Queen's Pawn Game
12. N Mitkov vs Robatsch  ½-½291991It Vienna (238)B23 Sicilian, Closed
13. Velicka vs N Mitkov  ½-½491991Groningen opC55 Two Knights Defense
14. N Mitkov vs A Kovacevic  0-1421991YUG-chTD02 Queen's Pawn Game
15. Hebden vs N Mitkov 0-1541991Vrnjacka BanjaD03 Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation)
16. N Mitkov vs Velimirovic  ½-½281991Vrnjacka BanjaB23 Sicilian, Closed
17. N Mitkov vs Tringov 1-0221991SkopjeB23 Sicilian, Closed
18. N Mitkov vs Velimirovic  ½-½651991YUG-chB25 Sicilian, Closed
19. N Mitkov vs Matulovic  ½-½341991Vrnjacka BanjaB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
20. N Mitkov vs N Davies  ½-½491991Vrnjacka BanjaB25 Sicilian, Closed
21. P Levacic vs N Mitkov  0-1441991CetinjeC55 Two Knights Defense
22. R Weill vs N Mitkov 0-1211993LyonsC25 Vienna
23. N Mitkov vs Baburin  ½-½181993Cappelle la GrandeB02 Alekhine's Defense
24. T Reilly vs N Mitkov 1-035199317th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenE48 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5
25. Oral vs N Mitkov  0-1641994Cappelle op 10thC45 Scotch Game
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Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-06-04  mahmoudkubba: Who is the player ??
Premium Chessgames Member
  Honza Cervenka: Nikola Mitkov is a Macedonian GM born in 1971.
Dec-01-05  lopium: Can we have his bio? In a game it shows that the young Mitkov beat the young Kramnik.... Thanksxz.
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: He was born in that glorious country, just above Greece, which gave the colossal name of Alexander to the world.
Jan-21-06  szunzein: Alexandre was a warrior; I don't see any greatness in that anymore
Mar-18-06  doubled: GM Mitkov is ranked in the top 20 of U.S. chess players and he lives in Chicago.
Apr-04-07  syracrophy: Nikola Mitkov is at the Mexican Open by now. Hes at board one and yesterday he won his first round. Other GMs that I have also seen playing: Lazaro Bruzon, Jose Luis Gonzales, Alonso Zapata and Gilberto Hernandez, among other strong IMs and NMs, like IM Manuel Leon Hoyos and NM Florentino Garmendez .

Im just waiting to see a great clash between GMs!

Apr-04-07  Prugno: I played against GM Nikola Mitkov once and saw him in action at several tournaments (he often played in Italy before moving to the US), and was always impressed by his great tactical ability and feeling for the initiative (for instance his win in 2000 against Rublevsky, not present in this database as far as I can see, is really wonderful).

Now I discover that, among his many achievements, he even beat Kramnik in a junior event... somehow I'm not too surprised. I wonder how far such a great talent could have gone with proper "Russian school" coaching as a young player.

Premium Chessgames Member
  Richard Taylor: The game he played v Rublevsky is a classic.

N Mitkov vs Rublevsky, 2000

Feb-12-11  Dredge Rivers: Ni-kol-aaaaaaaaaaaa!
Dec-17-11  BIDMONFA: Nikola Mitkov

MITKOV, Nikola

Dec-18-17  lost in space: Ru-col-aaaaaaaaaaaa!
Dec-18-17  lost in space: Coca-col-aaaaaaaaaaaaa!
Dec-18-17  lost in space: Ri-col-aaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

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