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Nikolay N Minev
Number of games in database: 600
Years covered: 1953 to 1999
Last FIDE rating: 2370
Highest rating achieved in database: 2428

Overall record: +155 -128 =317 (52.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (46) 
    B22 B40 B93 B21 B23
 King's Indian (29) 
    E71 E61 E86 E80 E81
 Nimzo Indian (22) 
    E46 E41 E43 E21 E59
 Modern Benoni (14) 
    A56 A58 A62 A64 A71
 King's Pawn Game (12) 
 Grunfeld (12) 
    D94 D87 D79 D80 D82
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (80) 
    B32 B60 B59 B57 B58
 Semi-Slav (26) 
    D45 D46 D43 D47 D44
 Ruy Lopez (26) 
    C67 C75 C63 C92 C73
 French Defense (22) 
    C11 C12 C02 C03 C05
 Slav (15) 
    D10 D18 D12 D11 D14
 French (15) 
    C11 C12
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   N Minev vs Doda, 1963 1-0
   N Minev vs Kavalek, 1963 1-0
   N Minev vs I Novak, 1974 1-0
   S Hamann vs N Minev, 1963 0-1
   N Minev vs Korchnoi, 1954 1-0
   N Minev vs L Popov, 1960 1-0
   Szabo vs N Minev, 1954 0-1

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(born Nov-08-1931, died Mar-10-2017, 85 years old) Bulgaria (federation/nationality United States of America)

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Nikolay Nikolayev Minev was born in Ruse (Ruscuk), Bulgaria. Awarded the IM title in 1960, he was Bulgarian champion in 1953 (after play-off), 1965 and 1966 (after play-off). Together with John William Donaldson, he authored two definitive works on Akiba Rubinstein. Minev died on March 10, 2017 in Seattle, Washington.

Wikipedia article: Nikolay Minev

Last updated: 2018-05-18 08:38:06

 page 1 of 24; games 1-25 of 600  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S Bruechner vs N Minev  ½-½371953BUL-GDRB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
2. N Minev vs S Bruechner 0-1241953BUL-GDRC05 French, Tarrasch
3. O Neikirch vs N Minev  1-0341954BUL-ch mE47 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3
4. O Neikirch vs N Minev  ½-½601954BUL-ch mD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. N Minev vs O Neikirch  1-0281954BUL-ch mD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. N Minev vs O Neikirch  1-0511954BUL-ch mA02 Bird's Opening
7. O Neikirch vs N Minev  1-0311954BUL-ch mA97 Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky
8. N Minev vs Korchnoi 1-0291954OsloB22 Sicilian, Alapin
9. N Minev vs Filip  ½-½371954Prague / Marianske Lazne ZonalC44 King's Pawn Game
10. Sliwa vs N Minev  ½-½151954Prague / Marianske Lazne ZonalD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. S Basjuni vs N Minev  0-1491954Prague / Marianske Lazne ZonalA18 English, Mikenas-Carls
12. N Minev vs I Solin  1-0581954Prague / Marianske Lazne ZonalB22 Sicilian, Alapin
13. Uhlmann vs N Minev  ½-½241954Prague / Marianske Lazne ZonalE56 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 7...Nc6
14. N Minev vs G Kluger  1-0481954Prague / Marianske Lazne ZonalC47 Four Knights
15. Pachman vs N Minev  1-0481954Prague / Marianske Lazne ZonalC44 King's Pawn Game
16. N Minev vs B Hodja  1-0301954Prague / Marianske Lazne ZonalD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
17. G Barcza vs N Minev  1-0831954Prague / Marianske Lazne ZonalA21 English
18. E R Lundin vs N Minev  ½-½411954Prague / Marianske Lazne ZonalD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
19. Stahlberg vs N Minev  ½-½661954Prague / Marianske Lazne ZonalD58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
20. N Minev vs Eigil Pedersen  ½-½211954Prague / Marianske Lazne ZonalD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
21. N Minev vs G Palmason  0-1351954Prague / Marianske Lazne ZonalA20 English
22. N Minev vs Sajtar  ½-½251954Prague / Marianske Lazne ZonalB22 Sicilian, Alapin
23. N Minev vs F Olafsson  ½-½211954Prague / Marianske Lazne ZonalC44 King's Pawn Game
24. V Ciocaltea vs N Minev  ½-½161954Prague / Marianske Lazne ZonalC57 Two Knights
25. N Minev vs Balanel  ½-½171954Prague / Marianske Lazne ZonalC15 French, Winawer
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-06-05  WorldChampeen: Minev has authored a number of books, 2 on the French Defense including a grand number of miniatures and an all round great collection of hundreds of games. He has written other books. As of 1988, he was living in Seattle.
Jul-21-08  jakaiden: I have 4 books by IM Minev - The French Defense 2, The Dutch Defense, Mastering Tactical Ideas, and The Sicilian Defense: The Last Decade. All books are excellent and highly recommended for your library. The first 2 I mentioned are published by Thinker's Press which makes them even better. He offers many old and new ideas in his annotations. Nice work!
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  whiteshark: Passport photograph? :
Jun-13-09  myschkin: . . .

"The Minev Project"

Nov-26-09  Adirondacker: For me, his best book was "A Practical Guide To Rook and Pawn Endgames". Of course two weeks after I bought it, they came out with the version that includes the CD (see here, for example: - I think the USCF has a bundle with the book and CD. What I love about Minev is he explains the "WHY". He doesn't gradually (nor rapidly!) lose the reader with deep theoretical stuff, but "keeps it real" for the beginner & intermediate player - and this was his goal. I say "Mission Accomplished!" Nikolay! I own over 30 chess books (yeah, I KNOW that's not a LOT, but...) and Minev's is by FAR the best & most instructive.
Dec-19-12  Wyatt Gwyon: Working through "A Practical Guide to Rook Endgames" right now. Probably one of the top 3 endgame books I've seen.
Jan-05-14  BIDMONFA: Nikolay Minev

MINEV, Nikolay

Mar-16-17  pazzed paun: R.I.P.
IM Minev
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  diagonal: R.I.P. IM Nikolay Minev

Hopefully, his Chess Library Website with tournament crosstables will not be inactivated (as it happened i.e. with, briefly after its editor died).

THE CHESS LIBRARY - Tournament crosstables, from the 1800s to the 1980s, particularly chess from the time immediately following WWII, through about 1980, the active professional period of bulgarian (then U.S.) IM and noted author Nikolay Minev.

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Also this is a very good book.

Game Collection: mastering Tactical ideas by minev

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