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Nikola Mitkov
Number of games in database: 406
Years covered: 1989 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2518 (2463 rapid, 2412 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2578

Overall record: +119 -92 =164 (53.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 31 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (90) 
    B23 B25 B43 B48 B57
 Vienna Opening (24) 
    C28 C26
 French Defense (21) 
    C11 C18 C15 C10 C01
 Queen's Pawn Game (17) 
    D02 A46 A45 D00 D04
 Sicilian Kan (14) 
 French Winawer (11) 
    C18 C15 C16
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (41) 
    C67 C65 C64 C84 C79
 Queen's Gambit Declined (36) 
    D38 D30 D31
 Nimzo Indian (20) 
    E46 E32 E51 E20 E48
 Queen's Pawn Game (18) 
    D02 E10 A45 D04 E00
 Scotch Game (11) 
 English, 1 c4 e5 (9) 
    A25 A27 A21 A20 A28
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Mitkov vs Rublevsky, 2000 1-0
   J S Miller vs Mitkov, 2011 0-1
   Hebden vs Mitkov, 1991 0-1
   Mitkov vs S J Breckenridge, 2018 1-0
   Mitkov vs J C Alvarez Marquez, 2000 1-0
   Mitkov vs S Matthews, 2004 1-0
   Fishbein vs Mitkov, 2011 0-1
   M Heidenfeld vs Mitkov, 2001 0-1
   Mitkov vs S Smetankin, 2006 1-0
   Nakamura vs Mitkov, 2005 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Nordic Championship (2001)
   Carlos Torre Memorial Open (2002)
   Spring North American FIDE Invitational (2006)
   112th US Open (2011)
   Moscow Olympiad (1994)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   EUR-chT (Men) 12th (1999)
   European Team Championship (2007)
   Turin Olympiad (2006)
   EUR-chT (Men) 13th (2001)
   Khanty-Mansiysk Olympiad (2010)
   Dresden Olympiad (2008)
   PRO League Group Stage (2019)
   Tromso Olympiad (2014)
   Pro Chess League (2018)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   2006 Montreal (group B) by gauer

   🏆 2nd Caissa Guatemala Open
   Mitkov vs S Mareco (Jan-09-20) 0-1
   D H Fernandez vs Mitkov (Mar-20-19) 0-1, rapid
   M Illingworth vs Mitkov (Mar-20-19) 1/2-1/2, rapid
   Mitkov vs A Smirnov (Mar-20-19) 1-0, rapid
   Mitkov vs R Song (Mar-20-19) 1/2-1/2, rapid

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FIDE player card for Nikola Mitkov

(born Dec-18-1971, 50 years old) Yugoslavia (federation/nationality Macedonia)

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Grandmaster. =1st (3rd on tiebreak) at the 2013 Chicago Open.

 page 1 of 19; games 1-25 of 467  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Mitkov vs V Vepkhvishvili  ½-½311989Open VarnaC28 Vienna Game
2. Hernandez Guerrero vs Mitkov  1-0451990Wch U20E04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
3. J Sorensen vs Mitkov ½-½411990Wch U20C28 Vienna Game
4. A Tzermiadianos vs Mitkov  ½-½13199021st Balkaniad (boys)C45 Scotch Game
5. Mitkov vs Kramnik 1-0371990EU-ch U20C11 French
6. Mitkov vs Van Wely 0-1371990EU-ch U20B07 Pirc
7. Mitkov vs Robatsch  ½-½291991It Vienna (238)B23 Sicilian, Closed
8. Mitkov vs N Nikcevic  0-1531991YUG-chB33 Sicilian
9. R Bezler vs Mitkov  0-1481991Schellenberg (Germany)C55 Two Knights Defense
10. Tukmakov vs Mitkov  0-1441991Schellenberg opE00 Queen's Pawn Game
11. Mitkov vs Velimirovic  ½-½651991YUG-chB25 Sicilian, Closed
12. M Popchev vs Mitkov  0-1391991Skopje (Yugoslavia)C25 Vienna
13. A Aleksandrov vs Mitkov  1-0421991URS-YUG U20E48 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5
14. Mitkov vs Kurajica  0-1441991Oberwart opB25 Sicilian, Closed
15. Mitkov vs B Ivanovic  1-0301991YUG-chB23 Sicilian, Closed
16. Mitkov vs Kramnik  ½-½671991URS-YUG U20C11 French
17. Mitkov vs E Lokotar  1-0381991Groningen OpenB12 Caro-Kann Defense
18. Mitkov vs A Kovacevic  0-1421991YUG-chTD02 Queen's Pawn Game
19. Mitkov vs Tringov 1-0221991SkopjeB23 Sicilian, Closed
20. Mitkov vs N Sulava  1-0221991YUG-chC10 French
21. V Malaniuk vs Mitkov  ½-½231991Vrnjacka BanjaD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
22. Mitkov vs Velimirovic  ½-½281991Vrnjacka BanjaB23 Sicilian, Closed
23. Hebden vs Mitkov 0-1541991Vrnjacka BanjaD03 Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation)
24. Mitkov vs Matulovic  ½-½341991Vrnjacka BanjaB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
25. Mitkov vs N Davies  ½-½491991Vrnjacka BanjaB25 Sicilian, Closed
 page 1 of 19; games 1-25 of 467  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member
  mahmoudkubba: Who is the player ??
Premium Chessgames Member
  Honza Cervenka: Nikola Mitkov is a Macedonian GM born in 1971.
Dec-01-05  lopium: Can we have his bio? In a game it shows that the young Mitkov beat the young Kramnik.... Thanksxz.
Jan-21-06  offramp: He was born in that glorious country, just above Greece, which gave the colossal name of Alexander to the world.
Jan-21-06  szunzein: Alexandre was a warrior; I don't see any greatness in that anymore
Mar-18-06  doubled: GM Mitkov is ranked in the top 20 of U.S. chess players and he lives in Chicago.
Apr-04-07  syracrophy: Nikola Mitkov is at the Mexican Open by now. He´s at board one and yesterday he won his first round. Other GMs that I have also seen playing: Lazaro Bruzon, Jose Luis Gonzales, Alonso Zapata and Gilberto Hernandez, among other strong IMs and NMs, like IM Manuel Leon Hoyos and NM Florentino Garmendez .

Im just waiting to see a great clash between GMs!

Apr-04-07  Prugno: I played against GM Nikola Mitkov once and saw him in action at several tournaments (he often played in Italy before moving to the US), and was always impressed by his great tactical ability and feeling for the initiative (for instance his win in 2000 against Rublevsky, not present in this database as far as I can see, is really wonderful).

Now I discover that, among his many achievements, he even beat Kramnik in a junior event... somehow I'm not too surprised. I wonder how far such a great talent could have gone with proper "Russian school" coaching as a young player.

Premium Chessgames Member
  Richard Taylor: The game he played v Rublevsky is a classic.

N Mitkov vs Rublevsky, 2000

Feb-12-11  Dredge Rivers: Ni-kol-aaaaaaaaaaaa!
Dec-17-11  BIDMONFA: Nikola Mitkov

MITKOV, Nikola

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