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Member since Feb-16-05 · Last seen Oct-12-17
A keen chessplayer from Varna,Bulgaria.Had some good results in national junior championships,but now playing just for fun. My favorite player...If I have to give one name,this is Tigran V.Petrosian.Yes he is not so popular,but it's worth studying his games,you'll appreciate his great positional understanding and intuition ,his technique and his ability to explain what's going on on the board in several simple words. In fact there are many other players,that I would also call "favorite".I could divide them in two groups:"elegant positional players":besides Petrosian i would put there Rubinstein,Capablanca and Smyslov and ""dynamic,creative players":Keres,Bronstein,Simagin,Nezmetdinov,Stein(Tal- is rather particular one)
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   stanleys has kibitzed 1111 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jul-18-17 Marijan Petrov
stanleys: Bulgarian champion in 2017 as well
   Feb-20-17 V Gunina vs A Bachmann, 2016
stanleys: Very nice tactical battle starting from 37...Nd4!. Think that everything was forced, both sides finding best moves, black remaining a pawn up, but in a drawn rook ending.
   Dec-08-16 Vladimir Petrov (replies)
stanleys: It is not sure that the above-mentionned three Moscovite masters have played in Sverdlovsk 1942.
   Dec-08-16 Yuri Nikolaevich Sakharov (replies)
stanleys: A pic of him -
   Oct-14-16 Atanas Stefanov Kolarov
stanleys: Sad news: IM Kolarov died on 22.09.2016. RIP He was a part of the Bulgarian team, that took third place at the Olympic Games in Lugano, 1968.
   Jul-10-16 Dragutin Sahovic (replies)
stanleys: Sahovic playing at the European Tean Championship, 1980 -
   Apr-27-16 Viktor Gavrikov (replies)
stanleys: Very sad news: GM Gavrikov has died today.May he rest in peace! (published by David Llada on Twitter) -
   Dec-25-15 Jakovenko vs A Ipatov, 2015 (replies)
stanleys: What happens after 6...Qh4? White's position seems to be quite bad
   Dec-25-15 Chandler vs Ivanchuk, 1990 (replies)
stanleys: Ivanchuk's 22...Rc7 seems to be an act of despair. OK I suppose the bishop could not be taken,because a mate will follow on the a-line, but why not 22...Qe7?. After let's say 23.exf6 Qxf6 24.Ne5 Rg7 black could put some resistance
   Sep-10-14 Capablanca vs R Kofman, 1935 (replies)
stanleys: A game from this simultaneous in which Capablanca played poorly: Capablanca - Kuryishkin 1.c4 Nf6 2.g3 c6 3.Bg2 d5 4.Qc2 e5 5.b3 Be6 6.Bb2 Bd6 7.Nf3 Nbd7 8.0-0 0-0 9.h3 Nh5 10.d4 e4 11.Ne5 f6 12.Ng4 f5 13.Ne5 f4 14.g4 Bxe5 15.dxe5 f3 16.exf3 exf3 17.gxh5 Qg5 0:1
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