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Luben Popov
Number of games in database: 333
Years covered: 1959 to 2008
Last FIDE rating: 2314 (2318 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2465

Overall record: +68 -81 =184 (48.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (29) 
    E89 E87 E75 E81 E73
 Queen's Indian (29) 
    E17 E15 E12 E16 E19
 Queen's Pawn Game (14) 
    A41 E10 A40 A46 D01
 Modern Benoni (13) 
    A58 A56 A79 A61 A77
 Grunfeld (11) 
    D85 D90 D80 D94
 Queen's Gambit Declined (9) 
    D37 D38 D35 D31 D30
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (59) 
    B42 B43 B41 B40 B28
 Sicilian Kan (42) 
    B42 B43 B41
 Modern Benoni (25) 
    A56 A57 A58 A65 A73
 Alekhine's Defense (15) 
    B05 B02 B03 B04
 King's Indian (13) 
    E79 E62 E75 E99 E64
 English, 1 c4 c5 (9) 
    A30 A34 A35 A33 A36
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Keres vs L Popov, 1973 0-1
   V Panov vs L Popov, 1967 0-1
   Fischer vs L Popov, 1967 1/2-1/2
   Smejkal vs L Popov, 1971 1/2-1/2
   L Popov vs R Jamieson, 1977 1-0
   L Popov vs Maric, 1967 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Plovdiv (1982)
   EUR-chT (Men) 7th (1980)
   FRG-ch International (1973)
   Hoogovens-B (1977)
   Enschede Zonal (1963)
   Reggio Emilia 1970/71 (1971)
   Skopje (1967)
   Rubinstein Memorial 13th (1975)
   Budapest Zonal (1960)
   Tallinn (1973)
   Corus Reserve Group (2001)
   Havana Olympiad Final-A (1966)
   Nice Olympiad Final-A (1974)
   EUR-chT (Men) 6th (1977)
   Valletta Olympiad (1980)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Dortmund 1973 by suenteus po 147

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(born Jan-28-1936, 85 years old) Bulgaria

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Luben Stoyanov Popov was born in Plovdiv. Awarded the IM title in 1965, he was Bulgarian Champion in 1970.

Last updated: 2019-01-28 07:19:31

 page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 333  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. I Dimitrov vs L Popov  1-0411959BUL-chA16 English
2. L Popov vs J Stefanov  1-0451959BUL-chE81 King's Indian, Samisch
3. G Martinov vs L Popov  0-1601959BUL-chA16 English
4. N Minev vs L Popov  ½-½341959BUL-chC76 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, Fianchetto Variation
5. L Popov vs N Padevsky  ½-½171959BUL-chA48 King's Indian
6. A Hadjipetrov vs L Popov  0-1381959BUL-chE92 King's Indian
7. L Popov vs N Radev  1-0701959BUL-chE87 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox
8. Vladilen Popov vs L Popov  ½-½231959BUL-chE79 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, Main line
9. Z Kadrev vs L Popov  ½-½291959BUL-chB01 Scandinavian
10. L Popov vs Petko Kostov  1-0491959BUL-chE81 King's Indian, Samisch
11. D Pantaleev vs L Popov  ½-½621959BUL-chA56 Benoni Defense
12. L Popov vs Bobotsov  ½-½361959BUL-chA46 Queen's Pawn Game
13. A Kolarov vs L Popov  ½-½201959BUL-chA31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
14. L Popov vs E Karastoichev  ½-½161959BUL-chE87 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox
15. Bobotsov vs L Popov  0-1331960BUL-chA56 Benoni Defense
16. N Minev vs L Popov 1-0371960BUL-chA03 Bird's Opening
17. L Popov vs T D van Scheltinga  ½-½201960Budapest ZonalD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
18. I Bilek vs L Popov 1-0281960Budapest ZonalA56 Benoni Defense
19. L Popov vs A Matanovic  ½-½201960Budapest ZonalE12 Queen's Indian
20. G Barcza vs L Popov  1-0411960Budapest ZonalA15 English
21. L Popov vs U Raisa  1-0401960Budapest ZonalE89 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox Main line
22. J Kozma vs L Popov  1-0411960Budapest ZonalA15 English
23. L Popov vs P Troeger 0-1371960Budapest ZonalA21 English
24. L Popov vs G Mititelu  ½-½141960Budapest ZonalE10 Queen's Pawn Game
25. P Clarke vs L Popov  ½-½181960Budapest ZonalE99 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov
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Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-13-04  fasting: Mister Draw!
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  offramp: You should look at Peter Szekely!
Oct-20-04  fasting: right, Szekely is mr. Draw
Jan-28-06  BIDMONFA: Luben S Popov

POPOV, Luben Stoyanov

Jun-02-06  NakoSonorense: Popov... vaya nombrecito. :)
Jan-28-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, 1970 Bulgarian champion Luben Popov!!
Sep-17-16  diagonal: Luben Popov was co-winner at the traditional Reggio Emilia (invitation series) in 1973/74, joint with Juergen Dueball and Gyula Sax, as well as co-winner in the previous edition 1972/73, joint with Levente Lengyel (as best on tie-break), and young Eugenio Torre.

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