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Nino Kirov
Number of games in database: 186
Years covered: 1969 to 2001
Last FIDE rating: 2419
Highest rating achieved in database: 2500

Overall record: +43 -49 =92 (48.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 2 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Reti System (32) 
    A04 A06 A05
 King's Indian (17) 
    E62 E63 E66 E67 E69
 English (9) 
    A15 A14 A13
 Sicilian (8) 
    B83 B46 B58 B22 B53
 King's Indian Attack (5) 
    A07 A08
 Grunfeld (4) 
    D78 D79 D76
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (33) 
    B46 B47 B29 B44 B40
 Slav (16) 
    D10 D19 D18 D15 D17
 Sicilian Taimanov (14) 
    B46 B47
 Grunfeld (10) 
    D97 D78 D87 D75 D86
 French Defense (5) 
    C10 C01 C09
 English (5) 
    A15 A16 A12
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Tal vs N Kirov, 1974 0-1
   N Kirov vs G Andruet, 1990 1-0
   P Gelpke vs N Kirov, 1978 1/2-1/2
   Wade vs N Kirov, 1974 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Sukhumi (1972)

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(born Feb-09-1945, died Sep-25-2008, 63 years old) Bulgaria

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Nino Kirov Ivanov was born in Gorna Dzhumaya (now Blagoevgrad), Bulgaria. Awarded the IM title in 1971 and the GM title in 1975/ he was Bulgarian Champion in 1978 after a play-off. He played on the Bulgarian Olympiad teams of 1974 and 1984 and in tournaments he was 1st at Coka 1973, 1st= at Vrsac 1974, 2nd= at Potsdam 1985 and 3rd= at Rome 1986.

 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 186  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. N Kirov vs M Bobotsov  1-0321969BUL-chB83 Sicilian
2. N Kirov vs I Bilek  0-1301970VarnaB06 Robatsch
3. Smejkal vs N Kirov  1-0291971VarnaD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
4. N Kirov vs Vasiukov  0-1381971VarnaB02 Alekhine's Defense
5. Huebner vs N Kirov  ½-½421972WchT U26A15 English
6. N Kirov vs L Shamkovich  ½-½281972TimisoaraE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
7. N Kirov vs Balashov  0-1391972W-ch Student Team Final-AC72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O
8. N Kirov vs Adorjan  ½-½161972W-ch Student Team Final-AA04 Reti Opening
9. N Kirov vs Suttles  1-0321972SukhumiA04 Reti Opening
10. Savon vs N Kirov  1-0341972SukhumiB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
11. N Kirov vs L Espig  ½-½251972SukhumiB83 Sicilian
12. Beliavsky vs N Kirov 1-0471972SukhumiB44 Sicilian
13. N Kirov vs M Mukhin  0-1391972SukhumiA15 English
14. Kholmov vs N Kirov  1-0311972SukhumiB40 Sicilian
15. N Kirov vs Jansa  1-0431972SukhumiD76 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6
16. K Honfi vs N Kirov  ½-½311972SukhumiB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
17. N Kirov vs V Liberzon  ½-½241972SukhumiA15 English
18. N Kirov vs Murey  ½-½581972SukhumiB53 Sicilian
19. Gufeld vs N Kirov  ½-½571972SukhumiD75 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O c5, 8.dxc5
20. N Kirov vs Taimanov  0-1391972SukhumiE60 King's Indian Defense
21. H Ree vs N Kirov  ½-½251972SukhumiB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
22. N Kirov vs Huebner  0-1241972SukhumiB10 Caro-Kann
23. Tal vs N Kirov 1-0391972SukhumiA15 English
24. Wade vs N Kirov  0-1291974BirminghamD91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5
25. Tringov vs N Kirov  ½-½201974BirminghamC42 Petrov Defense
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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-29-08  Gala: Nino Kirov has died.
Sep-29-08  Kapablanca: Source?
Sep-30-08  stanleys: It's true - GM Kirov has died on 25 September 2008 (in Bulgarian)
Apr-20-11  shalgo: He had a profile here: User: goosey3.

If you look at his games collections, he had curious dislikes of Tiviakov, Short, and Carlsen. I wonder what was behind them?

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  tpstar: It's more like a running joke:

User: goosey

User: goosesmack

User: smackgoose

User: cksmasooge

User: ontocaustic

Nobody seriously believed he was a name player.

Apr-21-11  shalgo: <tpstar> I was not aware of that. How odd.
Premium Chessgames Member
  TheFocus: Happy birthday, GM Niņo Kirov Ivanov.

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