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Kiril D Georgiev
Number of games in database: 1,233
Years covered: 1979 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2625
Highest rating achieved in database: 2695
Overall record: +387 -184 =554 (59.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      108 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (57) 
    B90 B30 B58 B52 B81
 Slav (56) 
    D17 D15 D11 D13 D12
 King's Indian (49) 
    E60 E63 E92 E62 E90
 Queen's Indian (35) 
    E15 E12 E17 E13
 Queen's Pawn Game (35) 
    A45 D02 E00 A41 E10
 Grunfeld (35) 
    D78 D80 D85 D77 D91
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (155) 
    B90 B76 B77 B92 B22
 Ruy Lopez (49) 
    C67 C65 C78 C85 C88
 Sicilian Najdorf (45) 
    B90 B92 B97 B99 B96
 Nimzo Indian (43) 
    E32 E25 E48 E20 E21
 Sicilian Dragon (40) 
    B76 B77 B70 B78 B72
 Queen's Gambit Declined (37) 
    D37 D39 D31 D36 D38
Repertoire Explorer

NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Kasparov vs Kiril Georgiev, 1988 1/2-1/2
   Kiril Georgiev vs Dlugy, 1983 1-0
   Kiril Georgiev vs Shirov, 1992 1-0
   Kiril Georgiev vs Y Yu, 2013 1-0
   Kiril Georgiev vs Topalov, 1992 1-0
   Kiril Georgiev vs Nisipeanu, 2000 1-0
   Kiril Georgiev vs Kasimdzhanov, 2007 1-0
   M Al-Modiahki vs Kiril Georgiev, 2006 0-1
   Ljubojevic vs Kiril Georgiev, 1988 0-1
   Kiril Georgiev vs C Ward, 2005 1-0

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Gibraltar Masters (2005)
   6th European Individual Championship (2005)
   Aeroflot Open (2006)
   Gibtelecom Chess Festival (2006)
   5th Gibraltar Chess Festival (2007)
   Gibraltar (2008)
   Casino de Barcelona (2008)
   European Individual Championships (2010)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2011)
   Golden Sands (2012)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2013)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2014)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Wijk aan Zee Hoogovens 1988 by suenteus po 147
   Biel 1992 by suenteus po 147
   Wijk aan Zee Hoogovens 1985 by suenteus po 147
   Wijk aan Zee Hoogovens 1989 by suenteus po 147
   Linares 1988 by suenteus po 147
   Reggio Emilia 1988/89 by suenteus po 147

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KIRIL D GEORGIEV
(born Nov-28-1965) Bulgaria

[what is this?]
Kiril Dimitrov Georgiev was born in Petrich. He was awarded the IM title in 1983 and the GM title in 1985. He was World Junior Champion in 1983 and has been Bulgarian champion three times, in 1984, 1986 and 1989. In January 1993 he was ranked the number 9 player in the world (rating was 2660). Currently (March 2014), Bulgaria's number 4 player.

Tournaments

In tournaments he came 4th at Wijk aan Zee 1985, 2nd at Plovdiv 1985, 1st at Sarajevo in 1986, 3rd at Leningrad 1987, and 1st at San Bernadino 1988, Elenite 1992 and 1995 and the 1993 Budapest Zonal. He also won at Belgrade 2000 (ahead of Alexander Beliavsky and Ulf Andersson) and came first at Sarajevo 2001 (his first Category 16 tournament win - ahead of Veselin Topalov, Ilya Smirin, Alexey Dreev and Ivan Sokolov with a 2789 performance rating) and first at Bad Worishofen 2002. He was joint winner (with Levon Aronian, Zahar Efimenko, Alexey Shirov and Emil Sutovsky) at the Gibraltar Masters (2005) and the outright winner at the Gibtelecom Chess Festival (2006) (ahead of Nigel Short, Sutovsky, Shirov, Vladimir Akopian and Viktor Bologan) with 8.5/10. This was also the year that he won a bronze medal at the 7th European Individual Championship (2006) (behind Zdenko Kozul and Vassily Ivanchuk). At the Aeroflot Open (2006), he finished only a half point off the lead with 6/9. In 2008, he won the Pozivni kup u cast Dana Elektroprivrede Crne Gore in Niksic and the International Open in Montenegro, and came second at the Magistral Ciutat de Barcelona Casino de Barcelona behind Dreev. In 2009, he won the XXIX Open Internacional Villa de Benasque on count back from Zaven Andriasian , Mihail Marin and Geetha Narayanan Gopal, won the XXIV Open Internacional d'Escacs Ciutat de Balaguer on count back from Eduardo Patricio Iturrizaga Bonelli and was =1st (4th on count back) with Georg Meier, Julio Ernesto Granda Zuniga and Viktor Laznicka in the 19th Magistral Pamplona Tournament.

In 2010, he came =1st (3rd on count back) at the 2nd memorial GM Nino Kirov in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria, came third at the 38th World Open (2010) in León, was runner up to Boris Chatalbashev in the Bulgarian Championship, and won the 30th Open Internacional de Ajedrez "Villa de Benasque" 8-17 July 2010 on count back ahead of Eltaj Safarli with 8.5/10 and a 2717 performance. He scored 7/11 in the Serbian League 2010, and 6/7 in the 19th Croatian team Championships. 2011 started with a solid =5th (10th on count back), scoring 7/10 in the Tradewise Gibraltar (2011), but he faltered in the 12th European Individual Championship (2011), scoring only 6.5/11 (TPR 2589). After some reasonable results in the Italian and Bulgarian team championships, he competed in the 41st International Tournament in Sarajevo, Bosnia, scoring 5.5/9, two points off the lead, and in the XXXIV Barbera Del Valles International Open in Italy coming second with 7/9 behind Georgian GM Levan Aroshidze. Also in July 2011, he won the 29th International Open in Andorra with 7.5/9 (TPR 2722). He finished 2011 with =1st at the International Open at Zaragossa in Spain, scoring 7.5/9. In January 2012, Georgiev placed =1st at the 23rd International Open at Roquetas de Mar in Spain with 7/9, and then followed in February 2012 with =1st at the 34th International Open Bulgarian Chess Championship "Georgi Tringov Memorial", scoring 7.5/9. He finished with 7.5/11 at the 13th European Individual Championship (2012) and subsequently won the Open Karposh 2012 in Skopje with 7.5/9 (+6 =3). In June 2012, he scored 6.5/9 in the Golden Sands (2012), more or less on rating par. In July 2012, he scored 5/6 to win the 11th Bergamo Open in Italy and then came =1st with 7/9 at the 30th International Open in Andorra. In August 2012, he scored 5.5/7 at the Vienna Open 2012, a half point off the lead, and in March 2013, he scored 6/9 at the Karpos Open, a point from the lead. In July 2013, he won the Bergano Open and wound up 2013 by winning the FE 16 Citta' di Padova in Italy, with 7/9, restoring him to the top 100 for the start of 2014 and placing =2nd at the 37. Zurich Weihnachtsopen Masters with 5.5/7.

2014 started off disastrously for Georgiev, scoring only 5.5/10 (+5 -4 =1) at the Tradewise Gibraltar (2014), losing a massive 32 rating points. However in April 2014, he was outright winner at the powerful Karpos Open 2014 held in Skopje in Macedonia.

Team Events

<Olympiads> Georgiev has participated in every Olympiad from 1984 to 2012, usually on board 1 or 2. Apart from the 2002 Olympiad, where he was top board for Macedonia, he has played for Bulgaria.

<Other National Team Events> He has also participated in all the biennial European Team Championships since 1983, barring 1997, 2001 and 2009, winning two individual bronze medals (in 1983 and 2003) and one individual gold medal (in 1999 when Bulgaria came 4th, its best result in the 3 decades since 1983.

<Balkaniads> Georgiev won gold on board 1 for Bulgaria in the Junior Balkaniads (between Turkey, Romania, Bulgaria, Greece and Yugoslavia) of 1981 and 1982, also helping his team to bronze and gold at those events. At the senior Balkaniads of 1983, 1985, 1986 and 1988, he played board 1 in the last three events, and in total won 2 individual golds and an individual bronze, and 2 team golds, one team silver and one team bronze.

<Leagues> He has played in the European Club Cup every year since 2000 except 2011, winning team gold with his ŠK Bosna Sarajevo club in 2000. He has played with the Italian team, Obiettivo Risarcimento Padova, since 2010 on board 2 behind Hikaru Nakamura. He also played one season in the Russian Premier League with the Youth of Moscow club, scoring a bronze medal for board 3. In 2003, he played a season in the Bosnia and Herzegovina League scoring individual and team gold for his team ŠK Bosna Sarajevo. He had a personally successful 2013 season in the Serbian and Croatian leagues, playing for the Metalac Takovo team in the former (scoring 7/9) and for the ŠK Vukovar '91 team in the latter (scoring 6/9).

World Championship competition

In 1990, he qualified for the Interzonal Tournament in Manila and placed 14th out of 64, losing only to Alexei Dreev. At the World Championship Knockout Matches held in Groningen in 1997, he lost in round 4 to Loek van Wely after defeating Boris Alterman in round 2 and Vadim Milov in round 3 (he was seeded straight into round 2). At the 2000 World Championship Knockout Tournament in New Delhi, Georgiev defeated Liviu Dieter Nisipeanu before losing to Topalov. At the 2001-02 World Championship Knockout event in Moscow, he defeated Fouad El Taher and Lazaro Bruzon before losing to the eventual winner Ruslan Ponomariov . He was defeated in the first round of the FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004) by Aleksander Wojtkiewicz. At the World Chess Cup (2007), he defeated Susanto Megaranto in Round 1 and Rustam Kasimdzhanov in the second round before losing to the eventual winner, Gata Kamsky in the third round.

Rapids

In 2009, he won the III Memorial Vicente Sebastián with 7/8 and immediately followed this up with a 7.5/8 win at the IV Memorial Vicente Sebastián and in 2010 he won the Gran prix Slavia blitz Sofia.

Simul

In 2009, he broke Zsuzsa Polgar 's 4 year old world record for the most simultaneous chess games played: 360 games in just over 14 hours with a +280 =74 -6 (88%) result.* However, that record lasted only a few months before it was broken in turn by Morteza Mahjoob.

* http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail...

Wikipedia article: Kiril Georgiev


 page 1 of 50; games 1-25 of 1,233  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Kiril Georgiev vs L Hazai  0-122 1979 SofiaB06 Robatsch
2. Kiril Georgiev vs Suba  ½-½22 1980 MLTB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
3. Kiril Georgiev vs Tringov  0-142 1981 BUL-chE60 King's Indian Defense
4. Pinter vs Kiril Georgiev  1-044 1982 Zt (cat.10)E91 King's Indian
5. Kiril Georgiev vs Jansa  ½-½11 1982 Baile HerculaneB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
6. Kiril Georgiev vs Savon  ½-½57 1982 Varna 21stE20 Nimzo-Indian
7. E Prandstetter vs Kiril Georgiev  0-143 1982 VarnaB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
8. Kiril Georgiev vs Dlugy 1-040 1983 Wch U20D29 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
9. Psakhis vs Kiril Georgiev  ½-½21 1983 Plovdiv ETCE76 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack
10. Tal vs Kiril Georgiev  ½-½66 1984 Lvov INTD25 Queen's Gambit Accepted
11. Ljubojevic vs Kiril Georgiev 1-084 1984 Thessaloniki (ol) 38/713E16 Queen's Indian
12. Romanishin vs Kiril Georgiev  ½-½48 1984 Lvov INTD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. Quinteros vs Kiril Georgiev ½-½50 1984 ThessalonikiA64 Benoni, Fianchetto, 11...Re8
14. Kiril Georgiev vs Short  0-153 1984 PlovdivC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 6.d4
15. Kiril Georgiev vs Taimanov  1-067 1984 PlovdivB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
16. Vaganian vs Kiril Georgiev  1-035 1984 Lvov INTE41 Nimzo-Indian
17. Kiril Georgiev vs Short  ½-½36 1984 PlovdivC05 French, Tarrasch
18. Kiril Georgiev vs Psakhis  ½-½21 1984 Lvov INTA80 Dutch
19. Kiril Georgiev vs Anand 1-035 1984 Wch U20E63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
20. Kiril Georgiev vs Polugaevsky  ½-½15 1984 OlympiadE47 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3
21. Hort vs Kiril Georgiev  ½-½51 1984 Thessaloniki (ol) 38/469A46 Queen's Pawn Game
22. Short vs Kiril Georgiev  1-054 1984 OakhamB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
23. G Andruet vs Kiril Georgiev  0-145 1984 Hoogovens-BE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
24. M Rivas Pastor vs Kiril Georgiev  1-025 1984 PlovdivD85 Grunfeld
25. Kiril Georgiev vs Dzindzichashvili  ½-½30 1984 OlympiadA04 Reti Opening
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Dec-23-08  Augalv: GM Kiril Georgiev will attack a Guiness chess record

The chess record attempt will take place during the match Kamsky - Topalov in Sofia

http://previews.chessdom.com/chess-...

Dec-30-08  jon01: Wow, 450 games is definitely a lot.
Feb-21-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: How is he doing in trying to break Susan Polgar's simultaneous record?
Feb-22-09  shahjinan: He broke it......360 games in simul...
Feb-22-09  Eti fan: He did it! http://www.chessdom.com/news-2009/k...
Feb-24-09  Akavall: This even made yahoo news:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/2009022...

Feb-24-09  wolfmaster: Congrats to GM Georgiev for his new world record!
Feb-25-09  tundraa26: Any chance of the games showing up anywhere? I love simul games
Feb-28-09  Augalv: Interview With GM Kiril Georgiev.

Kiril speaks about the record-breaking simul.

http://interviews.chessdom.com/kiri...

May-17-09  myschkin: . . .

Congrats: http://www.youtube.com/v/PdMzP3-P6rM

Aug-10-09  dumbgai: I would love to take a shot at playing 360+ opponents simultaneously, but I lack that kind of skill unless I could find that many beginners. I've done the 14 hours of continuous standing/walking before.
Nov-28-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: Biography:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiril_... (English) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiril_... (Polish)
http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiril_... (Italian) http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiril_... (German)
http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiril_... (Dutch)

Apr-18-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: Yesterday, Bulgarian vice champion 2010:

http://bulchamp2010.chessmix.com/st...
http://chess-results.com/tnr32524.a...

Jul-17-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: And today he won the 30th Open Internacional de Ajedrez "Villa de Benasque" 8-17 July 2010:

http://www.chess-results.com/tnr358...

Jul-29-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  GrahamClayton: Here is a photo of Kiril's record breaking simul:

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images...

Sep-08-10  smaragdus: Kiril Georgiev crossed the 2700 mark for the first time in his entire career as far as I know (he is 45 now) and now is 38th in the live rating, ahead of Morozevich.
Dec-24-10  kramputz: This must be the longest bio
Nov-28-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: <kramputz: This must be the longest bio> Well, the some are even longer, e.g.

Viswanathan Anand
Vladimir Kramnik

Nov-28-11  Penguincw: Happy 46th birthday and congratz for beating some strong players.
Nov-28-11  theodor: congratulationes, dear compatriot. many GM would envy your palmares(in bulgarian - palamarka)! keep it rigid!
Mar-31-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: 13th European Individual Chess Championship 2012

from official tournament bulletin..

<Two days before the start of the tournament Kiril Georgiev suffered an accident, broke his arm and had surgery the day before his first game.>

his 1st game against Italian IM Stella Andrea (2439) ended in a draw.

Apr-02-12  theodor: congratulationes again, dear compatriot! If there is a coefficient for the age, you should be absolut N 1 !!!
Nov-28-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Abdel Irada: <theodor: congratulationes again, dear compatriot! If there is a coefficient for the age, you should be absolut N 1 !!!>

Please don't advertise alcoholic beverages on this family-oriented site. ;-)

Dec-05-12  theodor: <<Abdel Irada>: <theodor: congratulationes again, dear compatriot! If there is a coefficient for the age, you should be absolut N 1 !!!> Please don't advertise alcoholic beverages on this family-oriented site. ;-)> dear Abdel, if I change absolut with borzoi, it will sound very strange: "you should be borzoi N 1"!
Jun-11-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: http://chessbase.com/Portals/4/file...
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