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Aleksander Petkov Delchev
Number of games in database: 571
Years covered: 1986 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 2559 (2605 rapid, 2661 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2669

Overall record: +231 -89 =243 (62.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 8 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (59) 
    B33 B43 B90 B52 B30
 English (24) 
    A15 A13 A14 A11 A10
 King's Indian (15) 
    E97 E64 E92 E90 E61
 English, 1 c4 e5 (14) 
    A20 A29 A25 A22 A26
 Queen's Pawn Game (13) 
    A46 E00 E10 A45 A41
 Slav (12) 
    D11 D10 D12 D19 D15
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (61) 
    B47 B40 B48 B22 B44
 Ruy Lopez (33) 
    C78 C77 C99 C97 C68
 Sicilian Taimanov (26) 
    B47 B48 B46 B49
 Nimzo Indian (17) 
    E30 E39 E46 E36 E34
 Queen's Pawn Game (17) 
    A46 E00 A45 D02 E10
 Queen's Gambit Declined (14) 
    D39 D38 D30 D31 D37
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   A Galkin vs Delchev, 2001 0-1
   Delchev vs A Frois, 2011 1-0
   Delchev vs K Miton, 2011 1-0
   Delchev vs N Sommerbauer, 2001 1-0
   Delchev vs Kharlov, 2004 1-0
   Delchev vs I A Nataf, 2005 1-0
   Delchev vs Ivanchuk, 2003 1/2-1/2
   Delchev vs B Kelly, 2002 1-0
   R Zelcic vs Delchev, 2010 0-1
   Delchev vs L Kritz, 2003 1-0

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament 2001/02 (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)
   European Team Chess Championship (2007)
   London Chess Classic Open (2013)
   Cappelle la Grande (2006)
   Olympiad (2008)
   27th Cappelle-la-Grande (2011)
   37th Chess Olympiad (2006)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   7th European Individual Championship (2006)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   Chess Olympiad (2012)
   Chess Olympiad (2010)
   French Team Championship (2013)

   🏆 European Club Cup
   M Wiedenkeller vs Delchev (Oct-23-15) 1/2-1/2
   M Palac vs Delchev (Oct-22-15) 1/2-1/2
   Delchev vs D Howell (Oct-21-15) 1/2-1/2
   A Diermair vs Delchev (Oct-20-15) 1/2-1/2
   Valentin Dragnev vs Delchev (Mar-29-14) 0-1

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(born Jul-15-1971, 48 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, 2001 and 2019. He is the author of "The Safest Sicilian" in 2006 and "The Safest Gruenfeld" in 2011.

Wikipedia article: Aleksander Delchev

Last updated: 2019-04-26 03:09:08

 page 1 of 23; games 1-25 of 571  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Akopian vs Delchev  1-0761986Wch U16A07 King's Indian Attack
2. A Rodriguez Vila vs Delchev  0-1331986Ch World (juniors) (under 16)B46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
3. Van Wely vs Delchev 0-1481988EU-ch U20E21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
4. Gelfand vs Delchev  1-0351988EU-ch U20E11 Bogo-Indian Defense
5. Delchev vs Dreev  0-1231988EU-ch U20C05 French, Tarrasch
6. J Grigorov vs Delchev  1-0641991ch BulgariaC55 Two Knights Defense
7. Jansa vs Delchev 1-0891991Politiken CupC61 Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense
8. Delchev vs Topalov  ½-½521991Junior DMA46 Queen's Pawn Game
9. Delchev vs Topalov  ½-½301991BLG-chA46 Queen's Pawn Game
10. Delchev vs Y Shulman  ½-½661994OlympiadE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
11. Delchev vs Wojtkiewicz  ½-½181995Odorheiu Secuiesc ZonalE44 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 5.Ne2
12. Beim vs Delchev  1-0521995Budapest FS08 GMA28 English
13. V Tukmakov vs Delchev  ½-½261997Zadar opE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
14. Delchev vs I Nei  0-1411997Pula op 11thA14 English
15. Delchev vs M Karlusic 1-0221997Kastel Stari opA04 Reti Opening
16. Delchev vs Miles  ½-½211997IV Anibal OpenC67 Ruy Lopez
17. Delchev vs G A Timoshenko  ½-½231997Nova Gorica op 2ndB33 Sicilian
18. Delchev vs V Tukmakov  ½-½2419975th Portoroz OpenA34 English, Symmetrical
19. V Tukmakov vs Delchev  ½-½391997Kastel Stari opE97 King's Indian
20. Pavasovic vs Delchev  ½-½351998Ljubljana op 9thB08 Pirc, Classical
21. V Tukmakov vs Delchev  ½-½161999CRO-CupA09 Reti Opening
22. Delchev vs Z Kozul  0-1741999Croatian CupB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
23. M Appleberry vs Delchev  0-1411999Anibal OpenB06 Robatsch
24. Delchev vs A V Sulypa  ½-½251999Anibal OpenC42 Petrov Defense
25. Okhotnik vs Delchev  1-0821999Anibal OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
 page 1 of 23; games 1-25 of 571  PGN Download
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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.

Premium Chessgames Member
  PhilFeeley: An interesting position from a game not here (neither is the white player, surprisingly):

Deglmann, L(2340)-Delchev, A(2633)
OIBM, 2014.10.27

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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).

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  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"]
[Date "2014.10.27"]
[Round "3.3"]
[White "Deglmann,L"]
[Black "Delchev,A"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteTitle "FM"]
[BlackTitle "GM"]
[WhiteElo "2340"]
[BlackElo "2633"]
[ECO "D20"]
[Opening "QGA"]
[Variation "3.e4"]
[WhiteFideId "4622235"]
[BlackFideId "2900394"]
[EventDate "2014.10.25"]

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

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  PhilFeeley: Found white in the database:

Ludwig Deglmann

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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