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Nikola Mitkov
Number of games in database: 390
Years covered: 1989 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2508 (2463 rapid, 2412 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2578

Overall record: +115 -86 =160 (54.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 29 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (87) 
    B25 B23 B43 B57 B48
 Vienna Opening (24) 
    C28 C26
 French Defense (20) 
    C11 C18 C15 C10 C01
 Queen's Pawn Game (17) 
    A46 D02 A45 D00 D04
 Sicilian Kan (14) 
 French Winawer (10) 
    C18 C15 C16
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (38) 
    C67 C65 C64 C79 C84
 Queen's Gambit Declined (36) 
    D38 D31 D30
 Nimzo Indian (19) 
    E46 E32 E51 E30 E49
 Queen's Pawn Game (18) 
    D02 E10 D04 A45 D00
 Scotch Game (10) 
 Philidor's Defense (9) 
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   N Mitkov vs Rublevsky, 2000 1-0
   J S Miller vs N Mitkov, 2011 0-1
   N Mitkov vs S J Breckenridge, 2018 1-0
   Hebden vs N Mitkov, 1991 0-1
   N Mitkov vs S Matthews, 2004 1-0
   Fishbein vs N Mitkov, 2011 0-1
   N Mitkov vs P Gallegos, 2011 1-0
   N Mitkov vs J C Alvarez Marquez, 2000 1-0
   M Heidenfeld vs N Mitkov, 2001 0-1
   Nakamura vs N Mitkov, 2005 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   XV Carlos Torre (2002)
   Spring North American FIDE Invitational (2006)
   World Open (2012)
   112th US Open (2011)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   European Team Championship (2007)
   Olympiad (2008)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   37th Chess Olympiad (2006)
   Chess Olympiad (2010)
   European Team Championship (2009)
   PRO League Group Stage (2019)
   Chess Olympiad (2014)
   PRO Chess League KO Stage (2019)
   Pro Chess League (2018)

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

   🏆 PRO Chess League KO Stage
   M Illingworth vs N Mitkov (Mar-20-19) 1/2-1/2, rapid
   D H Fernandez vs N Mitkov (Mar-20-19) 0-1, rapid
   N Mitkov vs R Song (Mar-20-19) 1/2-1/2, rapid
   N Mitkov vs A Smirnov (Mar-20-19) 1-0, rapid
   N Mitkov vs S Zierk (Mar-07-19) 1/2-1/2, rapid

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(born Dec-18-1971, 48 years old) Yugoslavia (federation/nationality Macedonia)

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

 page 1 of 16; games 1-25 of 390  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. N Mitkov vs V Vepkhvishvili  ½-½311989Open VarnaC28 Vienna Game
2. A Tzermiadianos vs N Mitkov  ½-½131990Kavala (Greece)C45 Scotch Game
3. J Sorensen vs N Mitkov ½-½411990Wch U20C28 Vienna Game
4. N Mitkov vs Kramnik 1-0371990EU-ch U20C11 French
5. N Mitkov vs Van Wely 0-1371990EU-ch U20B07 Pirc
6. Velicka vs N Mitkov  ½-½491991Groningen opC55 Two Knights Defense
7. N Mitkov vs A Kovacevic  0-1421991YUG-chTD02 Queen's Pawn Game
8. N Mitkov vs Robatsch  ½-½291991It Vienna (238)B23 Sicilian, Closed
9. N Mitkov vs Velimirovic  ½-½281991Vrnjacka BanjaB23 Sicilian, Closed
10. Hebden vs N Mitkov 0-1541991Vrnjacka BanjaD03 Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation)
11. N Mitkov vs Tringov 1-0221991SkopjeB23 Sicilian, Closed
12. N Mitkov vs E Lokotar  1-0381991Groningen OpenB12 Caro-Kann Defense
13. N Mitkov vs Velimirovic  ½-½651991YUG-chB25 Sicilian, Closed
14. N Mitkov vs Matulovic  ½-½341991Vrnjacka BanjaB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
15. N Mitkov vs B Ivanovic  1-0301991YUG-chB23 Sicilian, Closed
16. Topalov vs N Mitkov ½-½201991Vrnjacka BanjaC89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
17. N Mitkov vs Kramnik  ½-½671991URS-YUG U20C11 French
18. R Bezler vs N Mitkov  0-1481991Schellenberg (Germany)C55 Two Knights Defense
19. M Popchev vs N Mitkov  0-1391991Skopje (Yugoslavia)C25 Vienna
20. V Tukmakov vs N Mitkov  0-1441991Schellenberg opE00 Queen's Pawn Game
21. N Mitkov vs N Davies  ½-½491991Vrnjacka BanjaB25 Sicilian, Closed
22. P Levacic vs N Mitkov  0-1441991CetinjeC55 Two Knights Defense
23. N Mitkov vs Baburin  ½-½181993Cappelle la GrandeB02 Alekhine's Defense
24. R Weill vs N Mitkov 0-1211993LyonsC25 Vienna
25. T Reilly vs N Mitkov 1-035199317th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenE48 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5
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Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-06-04  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.
Premium Chessgames Member
  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. Hes 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.

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  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

Dec-18-17  lost in space: Ru-col-aaaaaaaaaaaa!
Dec-18-17  lost in space: Coca-col-aaaaaaaaaaaaa!
Dec-18-17  lost in space: Ri-col-aaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

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