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Valentin Iotov
Number of games in database: 240
Years covered: 1998 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2485 (2586 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2603

Overall record: +90 -65 =85 (55.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Nimzo Indian (18) 
    E53 E43 E55 E39 E41
 King's Indian (13) 
    E99 E91 E92 E94 E90
 Grunfeld (11) 
    D80 D97 D82 D91 D98
 Slav (11) 
    D15 D12 D11 D16
 Modern Benoni (10) 
    A57 A70 A56 A69 A68
 Queen's Pawn Game (8) 
    A45 A41 A50
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (38) 
    B48 B47 B22 B44 B40
 Sicilian Taimanov (22) 
    B48 B47 B49
 Queen's Pawn Game (11) 
    E00 A46 D02 E10 A45
 Slav (9) 
    D10 D12 D13 D16 D11
 Queen's Gambit Declined (8) 
    D38 D31 D35
 Nimzo Indian (7) 
    E20 E46 E58 E54 E51
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Karjakin vs V Iotov, 2014 0-1
   V Iotov vs Chris Millar, 2008 1-0
   T Markowski vs V Iotov, 2008 0-1
   V Iotov vs A Iljushin, 2004 1/2-1/2
   N Cofre Archibold vs V Iotov, 2016 0-1
   V Iotov vs K Georgiev, 2010 1-0
   V Iotov vs Kuzubov, 2007 1-0
   Z Bratanov vs V Iotov, 2004 0-1
   V Iotov vs A Bykhovsky, 2012 1-0
   G Margvelashvili vs V Iotov, 2012 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Bulgarian Championship (2005)
   Bulgarian Championship (2004)
   Tromso Olympiad (2014)
   EU-ch U14 (2001)
   European Team Championship (2009)
   European Club Cup (2008)
   European Championship (2004)
   European Team Championship (2003)
   European Championship (2006)
   European Club Cup (2010)
   European Championship (2007)
   European Championship (2008)
   Dresden Olympiad (2008)
   European Championship (2010)
   Baku Olympiad (2016)

   🏆 CCCSA Holiday GM
   J Wang vs V Iotov (Dec-31-19) 1/2-1/2
   V Iotov vs S Sinha (Dec-30-19) 1/2-1/2
   V Iotov vs A Kaliksteyn (Dec-29-19) 1/2-1/2
   K Korley vs V Iotov (Dec-29-19) 1/2-1/2
   P Balakrishnan vs V Iotov (Dec-28-19) 1-0

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(born Sep-06-1988, 34 years old) Bulgaria

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Valentin Lyubomirov Iotov is a Grandmaster. Not to be confused with Valentin Dimitrov Iotov, who is an International Correspondence Chess Grandmaster.

Wikipedia article: Valentin Yotov

Last updated: 2020-11-24 06:11:44

 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 251  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. V Iotov vs E Werner  0-1381990ICCF-Cup6/7 sf16 corrC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
2. V Iotov vs E Romanov  ½-½351998Wch U10D60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
3. V Iotov vs A Fier  0-1431998Wch U10D91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5
4. S Zilka vs V Iotov  0-1321999EU-ch U12B22 Sicilian, Alapin
5. E Romanov vs V Iotov  ½-½221999Wch U12B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
6. M Ragger vs V Iotov  1-0272000Wch U12B22 Sicilian, Alapin
7. P Peev vs V Iotov  ½-½602001Bulgarian ChampionshipA16 English
8. V Iotov vs Z Bratanov  ½-½412001Bulgarian ChampionshipE61 King's Indian
9. P Drenchev vs V Iotov  ½-½192001Bulgarian ChampionshipB20 Sicilian
10. V Iotov vs D Bojkov 1-0302001Bulgarian ChampionshipA10 English
11. V Iotov vs J Radulski  1-0372001Bulgarian ChampionshipD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
12. M Petrov vs V Iotov  1-0322001Bulgarian ChampionshipC85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)
13. V Iotov vs V Dimitrov  0-1602001Bulgarian ChampionshipE91 King's Indian
14. P Panteleev vs V Iotov  1-0552001Bulgarian ChampionshipA15 English
15. V Iotov vs S Simeonov  0-1362001Bulgarian ChampionshipA68 Benoni, Four Pawns Attack
16. V Iotov vs G Johnston  1-0342001EU-ch U14A54 Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3
17. V Khizanashvili vs V Iotov  ½-½542001EU-ch U14B83 Sicilian
18. V Iotov vs G Quparadze  0-1462001EU-ch U14E39 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation
19. A E Azis vs V Iotov  0-1342001EU-ch U14D91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5
20. V Iotov vs K Bordi  0-1592001EU-ch U14D44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
21. D Baratosi vs V Iotov 1-0262001EU-ch U14B80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
22. D Maghalashvili vs V Iotov 1-0292001EU-ch U14D70 Neo-Grunfeld Defense
23. V Iotov vs S Bercys  0-1702002Wch U14A69 Benoni, Four Pawns Attack, Main line
24. V Iotov vs I Cheparinov  0-1512003BUL-ch sfE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
25. I Cheparinov vs V Iotov  1-0612003BUL-ch 67thB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 251  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-10-06  BIDMONFA: Valentin Iotov

IOTOV, Valentin

Apr-12-08  stanleys: Valentin Iotov recently locked his final GM norm and will become our newest grandmaster.Congratulations!
Apr-12-08  stanleys: Valentin in action :)
Nov-17-08  TrueBlue: he will be world chess champion very soon, mark my words!!!!!!!!
Jan-04-09  stanleys: Correction to my link:
Dec-16-09  19842009: Born of The Day of ... Red ~Crystal~ Dragon ... * I'm ... Red ~Lunar~ Dragon ... ->This is Dream~Spell Mayan Astrology Info<- He beat me Several Times as Kid... And I -Never- beat Him! With Respect!
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  Tabanus: Picture:

He was 5th today in the Bulgarian championship:

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  Tabanus: That's the Open, sorry. Yesterday, 3rd in BUL Ch:

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  Tabanus: 2nd place today the Spanish open tournament Vila de Salou 4-12 May 2010,

Aug-06-14  donjova: He's currently 5/5 in the Olympiad, and his wins include victory with the black pieces over Karjakin.

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