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Petar Drenchev
Number of games in database: 79
Years covered: 1995 to 2016
Last FIDE rating: 2442 (2452 rapid, 2434 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2523

Overall record: +29 -16 =34 (58.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (4) 
    B92 B20 B62 B50
 Caro-Kann (4) 
    B10 B18 B13
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (11) 
    B67 B50 B78 B74 B31
 Reti System (4) 
    A06 A04
 Petrov (4) 
    C42 C43
 King's Indian (4) 
    E97 E62 E99 E60
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   A Stamenkovic vs P Drenchev, 2012 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Golden Sands (2012)
   European Championship (2012)
   Karpos Open (2015)

   🏆 Karpos Open
   C Strugnell vs P Drenchev (2016) 1-0
   M Percivaldi vs P Drenchev (Apr-03-15) 1/2-1/2
   P Drenchev vs A Vragoteris (Apr-02-15) 1-0
   N Nikolovski vs P Drenchev (Apr-01-15) 1-0
   V Doncea vs P Drenchev (Mar-30-15) 1/2-1/2

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(born Apr-25-1977, 44 years old) Bulgaria

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IM in 2007, GM in 2010. Drenchev won his 3 GM norms at the 2008-2009 Turkish Is Bank Chess League, the Albena International Chess Festival in June 2010 in Bulgaria and at the XXIII Belgrade Trophy in December 2010.

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 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 79  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. V Malakhov vs P Drenchev  1-0531995EU-ch U20B54 Sicilian
2. P Drenchev vs S Kuzmanov  1-0582001Bulgarian ChampionshipD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
3. V Spasov vs P Drenchev  1-0242001Bulgarian ChampionshipB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
4. P Drenchev vs V Iotov  ½-½192001Bulgarian ChampionshipB20 Sicilian
5. K Rusev vs P Drenchev  ½-½632001Bulgarian ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
6. P Drenchev vs P Delchev  0-1492001Bulgarian ChampionshipB10 Caro-Kann
7. P Arnaudov vs P Drenchev  ½-½452001Bulgarian ChampionshipC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
8. P Drenchev vs S Mladenov  0-1392001Bulgarian ChampionshipE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
9. I Manolov vs P Drenchev  ½-½52001Bulgarian ChampionshipC42 Petrov Defense
10. P Drenchev vs V Georgiev  0-1312001Bulgarian ChampionshipB07 Pirc
11. P Drenchev vs M Todorov  0-1292003Baharov mem opB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
12. Krum Georgiev vs P Drenchev  ½-½312008Bulgarian Team ChampionshipB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
13. P Drenchev vs N Milchev  1-0352008Bulgarian Team ChampionshipC55 Two Knights Defense
14. V Kukov vs P Drenchev  ½-½322008Bulgarian Team ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
15. M Vasilev vs P Drenchev  1-0342008Bulgarian Team ChampionshipD87 Grunfeld, Exchange
16. E Janev vs P Drenchev  0-1612008Bulgarian Team ChampionshipC88 Ruy Lopez
17. P Drenchev vs R Dimitrov  ½-½302008Bulgarian Team ChampionshipE17 Queen's Indian
18. V Gubochkin vs P Drenchev  0-1512010BUL 2nd AlbenaE60 King's Indian Defense
19. M Perunovic vs P Drenchev  ½-½92010XXIII Belgrade TrophyC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
20. P Drenchev vs D Blagojevic  ½-½1620102nd Balkan Grand Prix FinalA13 English
21. P Drenchev vs L Perunovic  1-0262010XXIII Belgrade TrophyA10 English
22. S Kuzmanovic vs P Drenchev  0-1882010XXIII Belgrade TrophyB74 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
23. P Drenchev vs P Krstic  1-0282010XXIII Belgrade TrophyB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
24. S Bergsson vs P Drenchev  0-1292010XXIII Belgrade TrophyC45 Scotch Game
25. P Drenchev vs Gleizerov  ½-½252010XXIII Belgrade TrophyA90 Dutch
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  Tabanus: IM Petar Drenchev, Bulgaria, born 25 April 1977. Now rated 2492,

IM in 2007. GM soon?


1st today in GM Milko Bobotsov Memorial:, congratulations!

Jan-08-11  twinlark: <Tabanus> GM finally!
Mar-07-13  BIDMONFA: Petar Drenchev


Aug-05-15  jrofrano: Petar Drenchev is the seventh GM as part of my new series called the GM Spotlight!

Dec-07-17  PhilFeeley: This game is missing here. I guess Bulgaria is not on the fast track list for getting its games onto

Vorobyrov, Y. 2247 - Drenchev, P. 2450
7th Open La Fere, FRA (5) 8/7/2008:

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. e3 g6 4. Bd3 Bg7 5. 0-0 0-0 6. e4 d6 7. c3 Nc6 8. Nbd2 e5 9. dxe5 dxe5 10. Nc4 Nh6 11. Bg5 f6 12. Be3 Be6 13. g3 Rf7 14. Be2 Rd7 15. Qc2 Bf8 16. Rfd1 Ng7 17. Rxd7 Qxd7 18. Rd1 Qf7 19. b3 Ne8 20. Kg2 a6 21. h3 Kh8 22. Rd2 Nd6 23. Nxd6 cxd6 24. c4 Qd7 25. h4 Rc8 26. Qb2 Qg7 27. Rd1 Be7 28. Nd2 f5 29. Bf3 Rf8 30. Nb1 f4 31. Bb6 h5 32. Nc3 Rf7 33. Qd2 Qf8 34. Qd3 Nb4 35. Qe2 fxg3 36. fxg3 Nxa2 37. Qxa2 Rxf3 38. Qd2 Bg4 39. Rb1 g5 40. Nd5 gxh4 41. Nxe7 Rxg3+ 42. Kh2 Rh3+ 43. Kg1 Rg3+ 44. Kh2 Qxe7 45. Qh6+ Kg8 46. Rf1 Rh3+ 47. Kg2 Qg7 0-1

On the other hand, this game was played in France, so I don't know why it's not here. Nigel Davies covers it on his DVD "1...e6 A Solid Repertoire against 1.d4 and 1.e4".

I find it an odd setup, with black having e6, Nf6 and g6 on the first 3 moves. It only occurs 20 times in's database, so I guess it may not be very sound. Black handles it well here, though. There's also this game: J M Mabusela vs C Bauer, 2012

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