Number of games in database: 571
Years covered: 1986 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 2596 (2606 rapid, 2640 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2669
Overall record: +231 -89 =243 (62.6%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
8 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.
NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
Delchev vs N Sommerbauer, 2001 1-0
Delchev vs Caruana, 2006 1-0
Delchev vs I A Nataf, 2005 1-0
Delchev vs A Sidorenko, 2002 1-0
Delchev vs K Miton, 2011 1-0
Delchev vs Morozevich, 2011 1-0
Bacrot vs Delchev, 2005 0-1
Delchev vs N Sulava, 2001 1/2-1/2
Movsesian vs Delchev, 2006 0-1
Delchev vs Ivanchuk, 2003 1/2-1/2
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2001)
FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004)
NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
20th Cappelle la Grande (2004)
Spanish Team Championship (Honor Division) (2012)
X Anibal Open (2003)
Cappelle la Grande (2006)
European Team Chess Championships (2007)
London Chess Classic (2013)
36th Olympiad (2004)
37th Chess Olympiad (2006)
Bled Olympiad (2002)
Chess Olympiad (2012)
13th European Individual Championship (2012)
27th Cappelle-la-Grande (2011)
Chess Olympiad (2010)
French Team Championship (2013)
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(born Jul-15-1971, 44 years old) Bulgaria
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|Delchev was awarded the Grandmaster title in 1997. He was Bulgarian U20 champion in 1990 and 1991. Delchev was Bulgarian champion in 1994, 1996, and 2001. He is the author of "The Safest Sicilian" in 2006 and "The Safest Gruenfeld" in 2011.|
Wikipedia article: Aleksander Delchev
| page 1 of 23; games 1-25 of 571
|1. A Rodriguez Vila vs Delchev
||Ch World (juniors) (under 16)||B46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation|
|2. Akopian vs Delchev
||Wch U16||A07 King's Indian Attack|
|3. Van Wely vs Delchev
||Arnheim||E21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights|
|4. Gelfand vs Delchev
||jr-EM/SW,2,24||E11 Bogo-Indian Defense|
|5. Delchev vs Dreev
||Ch Europe (juniors)||C05 French, Tarrasch|
|6. Delchev vs Topalov
||Junior DM||A46 Queen's Pawn Game|
|7. J Grigorov vs Delchev
||ch Bulgaria||C55 Two Knights Defense|
|8. Delchev vs Topalov
||BLG-ch||A46 Queen's Pawn Game|
|9. Jansa vs Delchev
||Alborg||C61 Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense|
|10. Delchev vs Y Shulman
||Moscow ol (Men)||E94 King's Indian, Orthodox|
|11. V Beim vs Delchev
||Budapest FS08 GM||A28 English|
|12. Delchev vs Wojtkiewicz
||01||E44 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 5.Ne2|
|13. Delchev vs V Tukmakov
||Portoroz op||A34 English, Symmetrical|
|14. Delchev vs I Nei
||Pula op 11th||A14 English|
|15. V Tukmakov vs Delchev
||Kastel Stari op||E97 King's Indian|
|16. Delchev vs M Karlusic
||Kastel Stari op||A04 Reti Opening|
|17. V Tukmakov vs Delchev
||Zadar op||E06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3|
|18. Delchev vs Miles
||IV Anibal Open, Linares ESP||C67 Ruy Lopez|
|19. Delchev vs G Timoshenko
||Nova Gorica op 2nd||B33 Sicilian|
|20. Pavasovic vs Delchev
||Ljubljana op 9th||B08 Pirc, Classical|
|21. Delchev vs H Dusper
||6th Metalis Open||C04 French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line|
|22. Delchev vs A Anastasian
||EU-chT (Men)||A30 English, Symmetrical|
|23. A Holmsten vs Delchev
||Anibal Open||B93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4|
|24. Delchev vs Z Kozul
||Croatian Cup||B67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7|
|25. V Tukmakov vs Delchev
||CRO-Cup||A09 Reti Opening|
| page 1 of 23; games 1-25 of 571
|Jan-06-06|| ||BIDMONFA: Aleksander Delchev|
|Apr-04-06|| ||AlexandraThess: Another hot chess player!|
|Apr-15-06|| ||AlexandraThess: And the most overrated player i would say.|
|Apr-17-06|| ||stanleys: He is married,Alexandra and has two children(I believe)|
|Dec-07-06|| ||Abat: Looks good to me.|
|May-25-08|| ||Freelix: Delchev is a real virtuoso of the e6 Sicilian.|
|May-16-09|| ||myschkin: . . .
Is currently ranked third (behind Veselin Topalov and Ivan Cheparinov) in Bulgaria.
Fide Card: http://ratings.fide.com/card.phtml?...
Married to WGM Emilia Djingarova
<The Safest Sicilian: A Black Repertoire with 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6> (Chess Stars Publishing, Sofia 2006)
|Jul-19-10|| ||GrahamClayton: Delchev is another player who has had to forfeit a game due to a ringing mobile phone, with a forfeit against Stuart Conquest at the 2009 European Team Championship in Novi Sad, after playing 1.d4.|
|Apr-29-14|| ||DrNyet: Delchev is providing live text commentary at Chessbomb today to Radjabov-Carlsen (Gashimov Memorial, in Shamkir, Azerbaijan). Must say I'm impressed, including by his command of English.|
I often find it more satisfying to follow this kind of commentary rather than that of multiple analysts/chatters.
|Jun-24-15|| ||PhilFeeley: An interesting position from a game not here (neither is the white player, surprisingly):|
Deglmann, L(2340)-Delchev, A(2633)
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It must have been satisfying getting such a position against a strong player. So who is Deglmann? And does the win start with Rdh1? (Unfortunately the double-rook sacrifice doesn't work as black interposes the bishop on h2 after the queen goes to h1, giving black enough time to take the g6 pawn).
|Jun-24-15|| ||PhilFeeley: Actually, the double-rook sac does work, as Qh1 is check and the bishop doesn't give black time to take g6. White must have been ecstatic with this win.|
The game actually ended with the first rook check:
[Event "18th OIBM 2014"]
[Site "Bad Wiessee GER"]
1. d4 d5 2. c4 dxc4 3. e4 Nc6 4. Nf3 Bg4 5. Bxc4 e6 6. Bb5 Bb4+ 7. Nc3 Ne7 8.
Be3 O-O 9. Qd3 a6 10. Bxc6 Nxc6 11. O-O-O Qe7 12. h3 Bh5 13. g4 Bg6 14. Ne2 Bd6
15. h4 Nb4 16. Qb1 c5 17. h5 Nxa2+ 18. Kd2 cxd4 19. Nexd4 e5 20. hxg6 exd4 21.
Rxh7 dxe3+ 22. Ke2 Qe6 23. Rh8+ 1-0
|Jun-24-15|| ||PhilFeeley: Found white in the database:
|Aug-24-15|| ||Murky: Delchev is currently doing commentary on games of the Sinquefield Cup 2015 at the site chessbomb dot com. I'm just a bit irked that his commentary is not done in real time with the moves. Instead Delchev is typically a half dozen moves behind what's currently been played, then he then post-dates his comments and predictions. It's like predicting the future once having seen it already.|
Other commentators, such as Seirawan, do excellent commentary in real time, and that's so refreshing, even when errors of judgement are made about ongoing games. Delchev probably wants to check everything on the computer first, so as not to be in error about anything. And his track record of predicting moves is irksomely perfect, because he's already seen what's been played.
Would be better to have command line software at Chessbomb that absolutely prohibits back-dating of commentary. Currently Chessbomb commentary is contrived to look 'live', but it's not. There should not be any back-dating of comments on moves already made. Live commentary needs to be done right now in real time with all the errors and insights that happen in live sports. Anything else is bogus.
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