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Iva Videnova
I Videnova 
Number of games in database: 235
Years covered: 2006 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2322 (2319 rapid, 2248 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2398

Overall record: +80 -91 =54 (47.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 10 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (54) 
    B32 B42 B83 B45 B77
 Ruy Lopez (17) 
    C78 C92 C95 C60 C99
 French Defense (12) 
    C11 C18 C15
 French (10) 
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (9) 
    C95 C92 C86 C96 C99
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (9) 
    B63 B62 B69 B67 B65
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (46) 
    B76 B30 B25 B78 B22
 Sicilian Dragon (23) 
    B76 B78 B77 B72 B74
 Queen's Pawn Game (11) 
    A40 A45 A46 E00 D02
 Grunfeld (11) 
    D85 D94 D91 D87 D73
 Nimzo Indian (7) 
    E44 E32 E20 E59 E21
 Old Benoni (6) 
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   V Exler vs I Videnova, 2013 0-1
   A Bayrak vs I Videnova, 2008 0-1
   I Videnova vs D Dengler, 2012 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   European Team Championship (Women) (2011)
   European Club Cup (Women) (2010)
   European Championship (Women) (2014)
   World Junior Championship (Girls) (2006)
   European Championship (Women) (2008)
   European Championship (2012)
   European Championship (Women) (2010)
   Golden Sands (2012)
   Istanbul Olympiad (Women) (2012)
   Cappelle-la-Grande Open (2011)
   Tromso Olympiad (Women) (2014)
   European Championship (Women) (2012)
   European Championship (Women) (2013)
   Gibraltar Masters (2010)
   Baku Olympiad (Women) (2016)

   🏆 GRENKE Chess Open
   I Videnova vs S Kuipers (Mar-31-18) 0-1
   B Ider vs I Videnova (Mar-30-18) 1/2-1/2
   I Videnova vs T Injac (Mar-11-18) 1/2-1/2
   I Videnova vs X Xu (Oct-26-17) 0-1
   I Videnova vs A Greenfeld (Jul-25-17) 0-1

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(born Oct-17-1987, 35 years old) Bulgaria

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International Master, Woman Grand Master and FIDE Trainer. She was Bulgarian Women's Champion in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Wikipedia article: Iva Videnova

Last updated: 2017-10-22 06:28:53

 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 255  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. I Videnova vs M Gurevich  0-16020065th Istanbul FestivalA13 English
2. I Videnova vs N Batsiashvili  0-1452006Istanbul UniversitiesA10 English
3. I Videnova vs S Melia  0-1352006World Junior Championship (Girls)E54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
4. I Videnova vs A Butskhrikidze  1-0212006World Junior Championship (Girls)A20 English
5. R Prismontaite vs I Videnova  0-1652006World Junior Championship (Girls)A43 Old Benoni
6. I Videnova vs B Zawadzka  ½-½392006World Junior Championship (Girls)A20 English
7. A Rudolf vs I Videnova  ½-½482006World Junior Championship (Girls)B78 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long
8. I Videnova vs M A Gomes  ½-½582006World Junior Championship (Girls)A14 English
9. V Papadopoulou vs I Videnova  1-0412006World Junior Championship (Girls)A43 Old Benoni
10. I Videnova vs K Saric  ½-½272006World Junior Championship (Girls)A13 English
11. K Nadig vs I Videnova  0-1752006World Junior Championship (Girls)B78 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long
12. I Videnova vs M Schoene  ½-½542006World Junior Championship (Girls)B00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
13. D Tarleva vs I Videnova  1-0322006World Junior Championship (Girls)B77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
14. I Videnova vs A Kharatyan  ½-½532006World Junior Championship (Girls)A95 Dutch, Stonewall
15. D Dinic vs I Videnova  ½-½162007Plovdiv Tringov mem 7thB50 Sicilian
16. I Videnova vs S Milliet  0-1472008European Championship (Women)B48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
17. E Fakhiridou vs I Videnova  1-0452008European Championship (Women)B50 Sicilian
18. I Videnova vs C Voicu-Jagodzinsky  0-1612008European Championship (Women)B32 Sicilian
19. A Bayrak vs I Videnova  0-1722008European Championship (Women)B25 Sicilian, Closed
20. I Videnova vs N Paikidze  1-0482008European Championship (Women)B99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line
21. S Andriasyan vs I Videnova  ½-½552008European Championship (Women)B72 Sicilian, Dragon
22. I Videnova vs M Lubbe  1-0342008European Championship (Women)B42 Sicilian, Kan
23. J Demina vs I Videnova  1-0322008European Championship (Women)A33 English, Symmetrical
24. I Videnova vs M Klinova  0-1532008European Championship (Women)C92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
25. O Derli vs I Videnova  0-1432008European Championship (Women)B30 Sicilian
 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 255  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-20-06  Maria Nikolova: Her name is Iva Videnova and she's from Bulgaria!
Nov-13-06  dakgootje: something, i dont know what yet, tells me your also from Bulgaria. hmmm... yes.
Mar-28-07  Maria Nikolova: Yes, I am. :)
Mar-28-07  Maria Nikolova: Maybe my name tells you I'm from Bulgaria.
Oct-10-10  Udit Narayan: Iva Videnova, Bulgaria

Apr-24-11  BLarsen1967: Here's a nice pic Iva V. placed 5th in the Bulgarian Ch.(w) 2011,scoring 7 out of 11
Dec-26-11  waustad: She's playing in Reggio Emelia starting tomorrow.
Apr-25-12  waustad: She's now +5 -0 =0 in the Burgarian women's championship. Not a bad start.
Oct-14-12  waustad: I noticed that she's played in France in the Condom Open 2008. Perhaps that is why they used to be called "French letters."
Dec-20-12  waustad: She's playing in the Zadar Open now.
The good news is that she beat the Croatian GM Bojan Kurajica (if he's in the database here, it's spelled differently I think) in the first round. The bad news is she went +1-4=0 for the next 5 rounds, losing more than the almost 12 elo she picked up in the first round.
Mar-08-13  BIDMONFA: Iva Videnova


Mar-08-13  waustad: <Udit>That is a picture of Veronika Exler
Apr-18-13  waustad: She butchered Darina Sirkova today in the Bulgarian championships (w). This game has so many pins! This link works right now: hopefully the games will be available for download sometime, but it might help is somebody who can read the site tries.
Apr-25-13  waustad: Congratulations on winning the Bulgarian Women's Championship!
Apr-26-13  waustad: I submitted the game against Darina Sirkova. If they post it, a good pun might be something like Pin Cushion, though that has probably been used before.
Jun-06-13  Eti fan: Today the olympic participant and national champion WGM Videnova plays simul with everyone at
Mar-02-14  waustad: Mediterranean Flower Chess 2014 has just begun.
Aug-03-14  whiteshark: WGM Iva Videnova (2315) is a Bulgarian WGM, born 1987, three-peat Bulgarian champion for women (2014, 2013, 2012). [this should be updated in her bio]

Iva has been a part of the Bulgarian Olympic team for many years, wining the bronze on second board at the European Team Chess Championship for women 2011 in Porto Carras, Greece when she had fulfilled her second IM norm.

She is a graduated chess trainer with Blachelor’s degree from the National Sports Academy in Sofia, a co-author of Chess Insider and a Challenger in the Chessdom Online Arena. Iva’s successful performances include winning the following open tournaments: Zadar-B Open 2013, Mediterranean Rapid Cup 2013, Thracian Princess 2013, Bansko Rapid Cup 2010.

Aug-13-14  cro777: <Iva has been a part of the Bulgarian Olympic team for many years>

WGM Iva Videnova in a colorful dress playing on board 2 for the Bulgarian team at the Olympiad Women in Tromso:

Sep-25-14  waustad: Congratulations on achieving your final IM norm at Monastir. Now she needs to pick up some rating to get the title.
Sep-29-14  waustad: Her win over Judith Fuchs in the FBL is quite instructive. White sticks her queen on h6 which looks great for the attack, but it turns out that she winds up effectively a piece down in the center, where the action really happens.
Nov-04-14  waustad: She has made a good start at the Durres International Open 2014, with 3/4 including a draw with Zdenko Kozul. She is getting close to the 2400 live rating that would clinch the IM title. According to her FIDE card she's at 2380 and chess-results has her gaining 12 pts so far.
Oct-22-17  waustad: There is a nice wedding pic on her new husband's page: Davorin Kuljasevic

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