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Aleksander Delchev
Number of games in database: 567
Years covered: 1986 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2607 (2640 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2669
Overall record: +231 -89 =239 (62.7%)*
   * 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.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (60) 
    B33 B43 B90 B52 B30
 English (25) 
    A15 A14 A13 A11 A10
 King's Indian (15) 
    E97 E92 E90 E64 E77
 English, 1 c4 e5 (13) 
    A20 A29 A22 A25 A26
 Queen's Pawn Game (13) 
    E00 A46 A45 E10 A41
 Reti System (13) 
    A04 A06
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (61) 
    B47 B40 B22 B48 B44
 Ruy Lopez (32) 
    C78 C99 C77 C68 C80
 Sicilian Taimanov (26) 
    B47 B48 B49 B46
 Nimzo Indian (17) 
    E30 E39 E46 E36 E21
 Queen's Pawn Game (16) 
    E00 A46 D02 A40 A41
 Queen's Gambit Declined (14) 
    D39 D38 D37 D31 D30
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Delchev vs N Sommerbauer, 2001 1-0
   Delchev vs I A Nataf, 2005 1-0
   Delchev vs A Sidorenko, 2002 1-0
   Delchev vs Morozevich, 2011 1-0
   Delchev vs Caruana, 2006 1-0
   Bacrot vs Delchev, 2005 0-1
   Movsesian vs Delchev, 2006 0-1
   Delchev vs Ivanchuk, 2003 1/2-1/2
   Delchev vs H Odeev, 2012 1-0
   Delchev vs S Ter-Sahakyan, 2012 1-0

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)
   Olympiad (2008)
   European Team Chess Championships (2007)
   London Chess Classic (2013)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   7th European Individual Championship (2006)
   37th Chess Olympiad (2006)
   French Team Championship (2013)
   Chess Olympiad (2010)
   27th Cappelle-la-Grande (2011)
   Chess Olympiad (2012)

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(born Jul-15-1971, 43 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.

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 page 1 of 23; games 1-25 of 567  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. A Rodriguez Vila vs Delchev  0-133 1986 Ch World (juniors) (under 16)B46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
2. Akopian vs Delchev  1-076 1986 Wch U16A07 King's Indian Attack
3. Van Wely vs Delchev 0-148 1988 ArnheimE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
4. Gelfand vs Delchev  1-035 1989 jr-EM/SW,2,24E11 Bogo-Indian Defense
5. Delchev vs Dreev  0-123 1989 Ch Europe (juniors)C05 French, Tarrasch
6. Jansa vs Delchev 1-089 1991 AlborgC61 Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense
7. Delchev vs Topalov  ½-½52 1991 Junior DMA46 Queen's Pawn Game
8. J Grigorov vs Delchev  1-064 1991 ch BulgariaC55 Two Knights Defense
9. Delchev vs Topalov  ½-½30 1991 BLG-chA46 Queen's Pawn Game
10. Delchev vs Y Shulman  ½-½66 1994 Moscow ol (Men)E94 King's Indian, Orthodox
11. Delchev vs Wojtkiewicz  ½-½18 1995 01E44 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 5.Ne2
12. V Beim vs Delchev  1-052 1995 Budapest FS08 GMA28 English
13. Delchev vs Miles  ½-½21 1997 IV Anibal Open, Linares ESPC67 Ruy Lopez
14. Delchev vs G Timoshenko  ½-½23 1997 Nova Gorica op 2ndB33 Sicilian
15. Delchev vs V Tukmakov  ½-½24 1997 Portoroz opA34 English, Symmetrical
16. Delchev vs I Nei  0-141 1997 Pula op 11thA14 English
17. V Tukmakov vs Delchev  ½-½39 1997 Kastel Stari opE97 King's Indian
18. Delchev vs Mate Karlusic 1-022 1997 Kastel Stari opA04 Reti Opening
19. V Tukmakov vs Delchev  ½-½26 1997 Zadar opE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
20. Pavasovic vs Delchev  ½-½35 1998 Ljubljana op 9thB08 Pirc, Classical
21. Z Almasi vs Delchev  ½-½17 1999 EU-chT (Men)C42 Petrov Defense
22. Grischuk vs Delchev  ½-½36 1999 Anibal OpenC05 French, Tarrasch
23. V Okhotnik vs Delchev  1-082 1999 Anibal OpenA04 Reti Opening
24. Delchev vs V Babula 1-024 1999 EU-chT (Men)E97 King's Indian
25. Delchev vs J Maharramzade  ½-½26 1999 Anibal OpenB82 Sicilian, Scheveningen
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-06-06  BIDMONFA: Aleksander Delchev

DELCHEV, Aleksander

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:

Married to WGM Emilia Djingarova

<The Safest Sicilian: A Black Repertoire with 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6> (Chess Stars Publishing, Sofia 2006)

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  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.
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  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.

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