Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

Vasil Spas Spasov
Number of games in database: 356
Years covered: 1981 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2490 (2509 rapid, 2559 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2606

Overall record: +130 -39 =184 (62.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 3 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (100) 
    B90 B30 B52 B47 B31
 Sicilian Najdorf (21) 
    B90 B93
 French Tarrasch (21) 
    C07 C09 C05 C03 C04
 French Defense (21) 
    C07 C09 C03 C05 C04
 Sicilian Taimanov (12) 
    B47 B46 B49 B48 B45
 Sicilian Scheveningen (9) 
    B81 B83 B84
With the Black pieces:
 King's Indian (78) 
    E67 E92 E97 E81 E98
 Sicilian (55) 
    B33 B30 B23 B31 B25
 Queen's Pawn Game (5) 
    D02 A45 A46
 Philidor's Defense (4) 
 Pirc (4) 
    B09 B07 B08
 French Defense (4) 
    C10 C02 C16
Repertoire Explorer

NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   V S Spasov vs Khurtsidze, 2001 1-0
   V S Spasov vs K Berbatov, 2010 1-0
   V S Spasov vs K Sobay, 2002 1-0
   V S Spasov vs T Baninska, 2009 1-0
   V S Spasov vs G Schroll, 2008 1-0
   M Vachier-Lagrave vs V S Spasov, 2006 0-1
   V S Spasov vs Pavel Dimitrov, 2008 1-0
   V S Spasov vs I Saric, 2008 1-0
   V S Spasov vs Grischuk, 2003 1-0
   G Andruet vs V S Spasov, 1990 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   68th Bulgarian Championship (2004)
   27th Cappelle-la-Grande (2011)
   Manila Interzonal (1990)
   Albena Open (2012)
   EU-ch 4th (2003)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   37th Chess Olympiad (2006)
   European Individual Championship (2008)

   🏆 Serbian League
   A Indjic vs V S Spasov (Aug-30-14) 1/2-1/2
   V S Spasov vs S Brenjo (Aug-26-13) 1/2-1/2
   D Blagojevic vs V S Spasov (Aug-25-13) 1/2-1/2
   V S Spasov vs D Kosic (Aug-24-13) 1/2-1/2
   V S Spasov vs V Lilov (Jun-17-13) 1-0

Search Sacrifice Explorer for Vasil Spas Spasov
Search Google for Vasil Spas Spasov
FIDE player card for Vasil Spas Spasov

(born Feb-17-1971, 48 years old) Bulgaria

[what is this?]

GM (1990) Vasil Spasov was the 1989 World U-20 Chess Champion. He was Bulgarian champion in 1990, 1997, 2000, 2003, and 2008.

Wikipedia article: Vasil Spasov

 page 1 of 15; games 1-25 of 356  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. I Polgar vs V S Spasov  1-0381981SofiaB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
2. Kiril D Georgiev vs V S Spasov  1-0421988BUL-chB30 Sicilian
3. V Vepkhvishvili vs V S Spasov  ½-½541988Open AlbenaB33 Sicilian
4. Savon vs V S Spasov  1-0231989Legion opA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
5. V S Spasov vs Dreev  ½-½941989Wch U20C03 French, Tarrasch
6. V S Spasov vs I Rogers  0-1241989GroningenB30 Sicilian
7. Piket vs V S Spasov ½-½581989GroningenE99 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov
8. Anand vs V S Spasov  ½-½371989GroningenB33 Sicilian
9. V S Spasov vs Smyslov  ½-½401989GroningenC60 Ruy Lopez
10. V S Spasov vs Kotronias  0-1641990KavalaB63 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
11. V S Spasov vs G Andruet  1-0401990BUL-FRA mB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
12. Kotronias vs V S Spasov  ½-½291990KavalaB33 Sicilian
13. G Andruet vs V S Spasov  0-1401990BUL-FRA mE98 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1
14. S Agdestein vs V S Spasov  ½-½601990Manila InterzonalE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
15. V S Spasov vs Dolmatov  ½-½601990Manila InterzonalC09 French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line
16. Shirov vs V S Spasov  ½-½311990Manila InterzonalE98 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1
17. V S Spasov vs Tal 1-0531990Manila InterzonalC07 French, Tarrasch
18. Kamsky vs V S Spasov ½-½601990Manila InterzonalA21 English
19. V S Spasov vs Ehlvest  ½-½291990Manila InterzonalB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
20. Khalifman vs V S Spasov  1-0581990Manila InterzonalE98 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1
21. Rongguang Ye vs V S Spasov  ½-½561990Manila InterzonalA16 English
22. V S Spasov vs A Sokolov  0-1611990Manila InterzonalB83 Sicilian
23. V S Spasov vs A Zapata  1-0751990Manila InterzonalB49 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
24. M Marin vs V S Spasov  ½-½601990Manila InterzonalE81 King's Indian, Samisch
25. V S Spasov vs Dzindzichashvili  ½-½351990Manila InterzonalB01 Scandinavian
 page 1 of 15; games 1-25 of 356  PGN Download
  REFINE SEARCH:   White wins (1-0) | Black wins (0-1) | Draws (1/2-1/2) | Spasov wins | Spasov loses  

Kibitzer's Corner
May-30-03  Ezely Nakhdov: Chessgames, V Spasov is listed separately; these are the same guy, right?
Premium Chessgames Member Yes, the alternate spelling keeps fooling our database. We fixed it, thanks.
Apr-10-06  BIDMONFA: Vasil Spassov


Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: Wanted to see if Vasil had ever played Liuben and came up with this

BTW neither have any games against Spassky in the database.

May-07-06  Saji Soman: i have not heard much about him
May-07-06  DeepBlade: A mix between Spassky and Karpov!
Jun-05-06  stanleys: He was world junior champion in 1989 (guys like Shirov,Dreev finished behind him).Very good positional and endgame player
Nov-14-06  stanleys: Speaking of his endgame skills,check this:V Spassov vs E Dearing, 2004
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: Rated 2605 in 1996 (world no. 66).

He was Bulgarian champion in 1990, 1997, 2000, 2003, and 2008:

Bulgarian vice champion today (2010)!


Correct spelling appears to be <Spasov>

Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: That's the Open, sorry. Yesterday, 4th in BUL Ch:

Premium Chessgames Member
  TheFocus: Happy birthday, GM Vasil Spasov.
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, is totally anonymous, and 100% free—plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, profane, raunchy, or disgusting language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate or nonsense posts.
  3. No malicious personal attacks, including cyber stalking, systematic antagonism, or gratuitous name-calling of any member Iincludinfgall Admin and Owners or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. If you think someone is an idiot, then provide evidence that their reasoning is invalid and/or idiotic, instead of just calling them an idiot. It's a subtle but important distinction, even in political discussions.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No malicious posting of or linking to personal, private, and/or negative information (aka "doxing" or "doxxing") about any member, (including all Admin and Owners) or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. This includes all media: text, images, video, audio, or otherwise. Such actions will result in severe sanctions for any violators.
  6. NO TROLLING. Admin and Owners know it when they see it, and sanctions for any trolls will be significant.
  7. Any off-topic posts which distract from the primary topic of discussion are subject to removal.
  8. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by Moderators is expressly prohibited.
  9. The use of "sock puppet" accounts in an attempt to undermine any side of a debate—or to create a false impression of consensus or support—is prohibited.
  10. All decisions with respect to deleting posts, and any subsequent discipline, are final, and occur at the sole discretion of the Moderators, Admin, and Owners.
  11. Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a Moderator.

NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific player and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors. All Moderator actions taken are at the sole discretion of the Admin and Owners—who will strive to act fairly and consistently at all times.
Spot an error? Please suggest your correction and help us eliminate database mistakes!

home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us
Copyright 2001-2019, Chessgames Services LLC