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Boris Nikolov Chatalbashev
Number of games in database: 343
Years covered: 1990 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2543 (2538 rapid, 2531 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2613

Overall record: +140 -74 =127 (59.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 2 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Slav (25) 
    D12 D11 D10 D18
 King's Indian (19) 
    E73 E77 E70 E61 E75
 Queen's Indian (17) 
    E14 E12 E13
 Queen's Gambit Declined (13) 
    D35 D30 D39 D38
 Grunfeld (9) 
    D91 D82 D84 D70 D79
 Dutch Defense (9) 
    A81 A96 A90
With the Black pieces:
 Robatsch (35) 
 Queen's Pawn Game (33) 
    A40 A41 D02 A45 A46
 Pirc (29) 
    B08 B07 B09
 Sicilian (18) 
    B27 B31 B32 B52 B30
 Modern Benoni (7) 
    A56 A61 A62 A70
 Reti System (6) 
    A04 A06
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Delchev vs B N Chatalbashev, 2001 0-1
   Macieja vs B N Chatalbashev, 2004 1/2-1/2
   V Inkiov vs B N Chatalbashev, 2016 0-1
   I Ben Artzi vs B N Chatalbashev, 2012 0-1
   B N Chatalbashev vs J Boursier, 2000 1-0
   B N Chatalbashev vs T Todorov, 1998 1-0
   V Petkov vs B N Chatalbashev, 2005 1/2-1/2
   Korchnoi vs B N Chatalbashev, 2001 0-1
   B N Chatalbashev vs J Mansson, 2007 1-0
   K Berbatov vs B N Chatalbashev, 2010 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   68th Bulgarian Championship (2004)
   Reykjavik Open (2011)
   Hastings 2007/08 (2008)
   5th Individual European Chess Championship (2004)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   European Club Cup (2009)
   European Club Cup (2010)
   13th European Individual Championship (2012)
   12th European Individual Championship (2011)
   European Club Cup (2011)
   Golden Sands (2012)
   2nd Indonesia Open Chess Championship (2012)

   🏆 Stavanger Open
   L Yankelevich vs B N Chatalbashev (Oct-12-17) 1-0
   B N Chatalbashev vs Mads Andersen (May-14-17) 1-0
   B N Chatalbashev vs N Getz (May-14-17) 1-0
   B N Chatalbashev vs F Englert (May-13-17) 1-0
   A S Rasmussen vs B N Chatalbashev (May-13-17) 0-1

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(born Jan-30-1974, 44 years old) Bulgaria (federation/nationality Denmark)

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GM Boris Nikolov Chatalbashev played in the Olympiads of 1996 (2nd reserve), 1998 (1st reserve), and 2004 (1st reserve), and in European Team Championship 2003 (board 3) and 2007 (1st reserve). Four times Bulgarian champion: in 1991, 1998, 2007 and 2010.

Winner of over 30 tournaments. Recent results include 2nd at Bad Liebenzeller (Germany), behind Vladislav Romanovich Borovikov, 2nd in the Albena Open in Bulgaria (2010) and won the 12th South Wales International 2015 outright with 8/10. (1)


Last updated: 2018-06-14 06:09:47

 page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 343  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. V Vepkhvishvili vs B N Chatalbashev  0-1321990Open ShumenD02 Queen's Pawn Game
2. Smagin vs B N Chatalbashev  1-0191991CacakB06 Robatsch
3. Topalov vs B N Chatalbashev 0-1361991BLG-chD02 Queen's Pawn Game
4. Savon vs B N Chatalbashev  1-0551991AnapaB08 Pirc, Classical
5. G Beikert vs B N Chatalbashev 1-0171994Wch U26A52 Budapest Gambit
6. A Altgelt vs B N Chatalbashev  ½-½401994Wch U26B08 Pirc, Classical
7. B N Chatalbashev vs A Stefanova 1-0331996CannesD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
8. B N Chatalbashev vs Kasimdzhanov 0-1131996Val Thorens AD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
9. Barsov vs B N Chatalbashev  ½-½211996Val Thorens AA52 Budapest Gambit
10. B N Chatalbashev vs M Turov  0-1481997Komercni Banka opD91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5
11. Bologan vs B N Chatalbashev 1-0601998Bourbon Lancy opB27 Sicilian
12. B N Chatalbashev vs T Todorov  1-0251998Krynica ztA40 Queen's Pawn Game
13. P De Bortoli vs B N Chatalbashev  0-1331998Padova OpenB06 Robatsch
14. B N Chatalbashev vs F Manca  1-0411998Padova OpenE60 King's Indian Defense
15. M Mrdja vs B N Chatalbashev ½-½71998Padova OpenB06 Robatsch
16. B N Chatalbashev vs Khenkin  0-1521998Padova OpenD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
17. L Ortega vs B N Chatalbashev  ½-½101998Padova OpenA40 Queen's Pawn Game
18. B N Chatalbashev vs C Bracaglia  1-0331998Padova OpenA64 Benoni, Fianchetto, 11...Re8
19. Z Ljubisavljevic vs B N Chatalbashev  0-1341998Padova OpenB06 Robatsch
20. B N Chatalbashev vs G Timoshchenko  ½-½161998Padova OpenD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
21. C Cacco vs B N Chatalbashev  1-0351998Padova OpenA40 Queen's Pawn Game
22. B N Chatalbashev vs I Miladinovic  0-1581999Jesolo opD02 Queen's Pawn Game
23. M Ubezio vs B N Chatalbashev  0-1351999Saint Vincent OpenB08 Pirc, Classical
24. B N Chatalbashev vs G Laketic  1-0231999Saint Vincent OpenD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
25. R Mantovani vs B N Chatalbashev  1-0431999Saint Vincent OpenB06 Robatsch
 page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 343  PGN Download
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Dec-28-06  BIDMONFA: Boris Chatalbashev


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  wallytherhino: this guy has talent!
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  Tabanus: GM Boris Chatalbashev, Bulgaria, born 30 January 1974. Now rated 2561,

IM in 1995. GM in 1997. Rating peak 2605 in Apr. 2008

Played in the olympiads 1996 (2nd reserve), 1998 (1st reserve), and 2004 (1st reserve), and in European Team Ch 2003 (board 3) and 2007 (1st reserve).

Champion of Bulgaria 1991, 1998 and 2007. Vice champion in 2009.

Biography: (in Polish)


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  Tabanus: He ended 2nd today in Bad Liebenzeller (Germany), behind GM Vladislav Borovikov:

Apr-18-10  wanabe2000: GM Boris Chatalbashev (2555) is the 2010 Bulgarian Individual Champion scoring 10.5/13 (+8-0=5).
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  Tabanus: Yes, 4th time BUL champion,, congratulations!

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  Tabanus: 2nd in the Albena Open Chess Tournament (Bulgaria) 3-11 June 2010:

Aug-17-13  waustad: His loss to the 2109 rated Ferdinand Lang in the first round of the Vienna Open is probably the biggest upset so far.
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  whiteshark: GM Boris Chatalbashev (2549) is a Bulgarian GM, four times national champion for men.

As an active player Boris has won more than 30 tournaments in his career and has been a part of the Bulgarian Olympic Team.

He has been a successful trainer of the Bulgarian National Women’s Team for many years, including 2010, when the Bulgarian Olympic Team for women shared 3rd place at the Chess Olympiad in Khanty-Mansyisk, Russia.

In 2010 Boris joined the 2600+ ELO club, reaching his peak rating of 2613.


Feb-16-15  waustad: After beating Monika Socko the 5 th round in Graz, in the next round he must play Bartosz. Perhaps he can uphold the family honor.
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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, GM Boris Chatalbeshev!!
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  Tabanus: Congrats on winning the Copenhagen Chess Challenge 2017! - 1,5 points clear of the rokle.

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  Troller: Chatalbashev has changed federation to Denmark as can be seen on FIDE site. See also at the bottom here:
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