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Nurgyul Salimova
N Salimova 
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Number of games in database: 205
Years covered: 2012 to 2022
Last FIDE rating: 2372 (2085 rapid, 1973 blitz)

Overall record: +48 -48 =49 (50.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 60 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (26) 
    D02 A45 D00 E10 A46
 Catalan (8) 
    E04 E06
 King's Indian (7) 
    E63 E67 E90 E62 E75
 Sicilian (7) 
    B96 B32 B43 B30 B31
 Reti System (7) 
    A04 A06
 French Defense (6) 
    C10 C11 C18 C16
With the Black pieces:
 Caro-Kann (24) 
    B12 B15 B10 B13 B16
 Queen's Gambit Declined (10) 
    D31 D30 D35 D37
 Semi-Slav (9) 
    D45 D44 D47 D46
 Ruy Lopez (9) 
    C70 C78 C84 C82 C95
 Queen's Pawn Game (8) 
    D02 D05 A45 A46
 English (7) 
    A13 A15 A17 A14
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Short vs N Salimova, 2022 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   38th Girls World Junior Championship (2022)
   Zadar Open-A (2018)
   European Club Cup (Women) (2019)
   Julius Baer Challenge (2022)
   Vergani Cup January (2022)
   European Championship (Women) (2019)
   World Junior Championship (Girls) (2019)
   European Championship (Women) (2016)
   European Championship (Women) (2014)
   FIDE Online Olympiad (2020)
   European Individual Championship (2022)
   Sunway Sitges Open (2021)
   Chennai Olympiad (Women) (2022)
   European Championship (Women) (2021)
   World Cup (Women) (2021)

   🏆 European Individual Chess Championship
   M A Maurizzi vs N Salimova (Mar-07-23) 1-0
   O Kobo vs N Salimova (Mar-05-23) 1-0
   N Salimova vs A Suleymanli (Mar-04-23) 1/2-1/2
   L Jarocka vs N Salimova (Oct-22-22) 1-0
   N Salimova vs A Serikbay (Oct-21-22) 0-1

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(born Jun-02-2003, 19 years old) Bulgaria

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International Master and Woman Grandmaster.

WFM (2011); European Girls' U8 Champion (2011); World Girls U12 Champion(1) (2015). Bulgarian Women's Champion (2017).

Achieved her WFM title from her win at the European U8 Girls Championship of 2011 and was awarded her FIDE Master title in 2017. Won the World Girls' U12 Championship in 2015 with 9.5/11 on tiebreak ahead of silver medalist Carissa Yip. She scored 4.5/7 on 4th board at the 2016 WYCO(2).

At the Vergani Cup January (2022), she scored 7-2, defeating three grandmasters, tying for first with three grandmasters, and achieving a grandmaster norm.

References / Sources

(1) (2015 WYCC score: 9.5/11), (2), (3) (she remained unbeaten until the 10th (of eleven rounds total (final score: 7.5/11)) round of the 2017 WYCC at Montevideo, whose lead was overtaken by tournament winner WFM D Jishitha of India (as well as Bibisara Assaubayeva who she drew with in the 9th round) by a half point entering the final round, losing to Svitlana Demchenko of Canada), (4) (2012 WYCC: 7/11), (5) (2013 WYCC score: 7.5/11), (6)

Wikipedia article: Nurgyul Salimova

Last updated: 2023-01-23 07:39:27

 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 216  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. N Salimova vs Z Schleining  0-1632012Open ch-BUL wE61 King's Indian
2. N Salimova vs E Raeva  0-1722012Open ch-BUL w 2012D02 Queen's Pawn Game
3. N Salimova vs I Videnova  0-1362013BankyaD91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5
4. N Salimova vs M Sandu  0-1662014European Championship (Women)E75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
5. D Belenkaya vs N Salimova  1-0602014European Championship (Women)B13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
6. N Salimova vs A Paramzina  1-0382014European Championship (Women)D60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
7. D Wagner vs N Salimova 1-0452014European Championship (Women)A34 English, Symmetrical
8. N Salimova vs E Shabanaj  ½-½532014European Championship (Women)D91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5
9. A Chigaeva vs N Salimova  0-1592014European Championship (Women)B18 Caro-Kann, Classical
10. N Salimova vs N Khalafova  0-1602014European Championship (Women)D43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
11. M Kouvatsou vs N Salimova  0-1442014European Championship (Women)B13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
12. A Styazhkina vs N Salimova  0-1412014European Championship (Women)B10 Caro-Kann
13. N Salimova vs B Yildiz  0-1352014European Championship (Women)A46 Queen's Pawn Game
14. L Ptacnikova vs N Salimova  1-0602014European Championship (Women)D05 Queen's Pawn Game
15. N Salimova vs Katrin Leser  1-0532016World Youth U16 OlympiadE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
16. E Mirzoeva vs N Salimova 1-0452016European Championship (Women)D37 Queen's Gambit Declined
17. N Salimova vs N Kazimova  ½-½402016European Championship (Women)E15 Queen's Indian
18. D Belenkaya vs N Salimova  1-0622016European Championship (Women)B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
19. N Salimova vs A Surovtseva  ½-½452016European Championship (Women)D47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
20. Maria Anghel vs N Salimova  0-1262016European Championship (Women)D02 Queen's Pawn Game
21. N Salimova vs M Manakova  0-1482016European Championship (Women)E19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
22. P Gitu vs N Salimova  0-1682016European Championship (Women)B13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
23. E Doluhanova vs N Salimova  ½-½1092016European Championship (Women)B16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
24. N Salimova vs K Tsatsalashvili  0-1842016European Championship (Women)D38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
25. N Salimova vs L Galojan  0-1582016European Championship (Women)E10 Queen's Pawn Game
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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-11-17  waustad: Winning the Bulgarian Women's Championship at 14 indicates that she could be one to watch. Stefanova and Videnova didn't play.
Apr-25-19  sonia91: She scored 7/11 at European Championship (Women) (2019) and according to she qualified to the Women's World Cup:
May-14-21  Chesgambit: She is now playing at Budva Mix
Jan-11-22  Albertan: She shared 1st-4th place in the Vergani Cup and achieved a GM norm!


Jan-11-22  Albertan: She defeated 3 GM’s in the Vergani Cup:
Zelcic,Alaina, and Nigel Short!

Here is a link to her results in the tournament:

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