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Sunday, February 5, 2012

34th Bulgarian Chess Open R8: GMs Branko Tadic, Georgiev Kiril, in joint lead

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Hi everyone,

The latest chess news is about the 34th Bulgarian Open Chess Championship 2012 – Georgi Tringov Memorial, organised by the Bulgarian Chess Federation, the Chess Club Lokomotiv Plovdiv and Plovdiv Municipality, that is taking place from 29th January to 5th February in Novotel Hotel, Plovdiv.

The chess tournament will be played over 9 rounds of Swiss system and is valid for FIDE elo and GM/IM norms. Total prize fund is 10000 EUR, with 2000 EUR reserved for the winner. About 267 players are competing in the tournament.

GM Kiril Georgiev defeated his compatriot GM Vasil Spasov and joined GM Branko Tadic on the top of the crosstable with 7 points each. The two leaders will meet each other in the final round on Sunday.
Kiril Georgiev

Round 8 standings:
1-2. GM Tadic Branko SRB 2487 and GM Georgiev Kiril BUL 2658 – 7.0

3-10. GM Cheparinov Ivan BUL 2659, IM Benidze Davit GEO 2516, GM Antic Dejan SRB 2504, FM Lilov Valeri BUL 2411, GM Drenchev Petar BUL 2493, GM Petrov Marijan BUL 2521, GM Stanojoski Zvonko MKD 2455 and IM Mladenov Plamen BUL 2384 – 6.5

11-20. GM Spasov Vasil BUL 2570, GM Nikolov Momchil BUL 2560, GM Grigorov Grigor BUL 2491, FM Filev Georgi BUL 2349, IM Todorovic Goran N SRB 2397, Indjic Aleksandar SRB 2427, IM Milchev Nikolay BUL 2434, Sofranov Velizar BUL 2168, IM Bratanov Zsivko BUL 2459 and Vlashki Nino BUL 2235 – 6.0

21-49. IM Bukal Vladimir Jr CRO 2434, Yordanov Nikolay Plamenov BUL 2290, IM Arsovic Zoran SRB 2441, IM Dimitrov Radoslav BUL 2437, GM Petkov Vladimir BUL 2519, IM Bruno Fabio ITA 2439, IM Arsovic Goran SRB 2422, FM Hadzimanolis Antonios GRE 2332, GM Ristic Nenad SRB 2427, GM Janev Evgeni BUL 2503, FM Pavlidis Anastasios GRE 2359, IM Smith Bryan G USA 2460, IM Kukov Velislav BUL 2414, IM Todorov Ognjan BUL 2294, Nenkov Ljudmil BUL 2297, IM Piscopo Pierluigi ITA 2386, FM Pantev Veselin BUL 2389, Lomsadze Davit GEO 2341, IM Marholev Dimitar BUL 2370, IM Nikolov Sasho BUL 2407, IM Miljkovic Miroslav D SRB 2491, IM Enchev Ivajlo BUL 2430, Livaja Mario SRB 2234, IM Angelov Kosta BUL 2223, Todorov Momchil BUL 2226, IM Mrdja Milan CRO 2389, WGM Voiska Margarita BUL 2325, Dyulgerov Dimitar BUL 1914 and Ljangov Petar BUL 2105 – 5.5 etc

Round 9 top pairings:
GM Tadic Branko 2487 – GM Georgiev Kiril 2658
GM Cheparinov Ivan 2659 – GM Drenchev Petar 2493
FM Lilov Valeri 2411 – GM Petrov Marijan 2521
IM Mladenov Plamen 2384 – IM Benidze Davit 2516
GM Antic Dejan 2504 – GM Stanojoski Zvonko 2455
GM Spasov Vasil 2570 – Indjic Aleksandar 2427
GM Nikolov Momchil 2560 – IM Todorovic Goran N 2397
FM Filev Georgi 2349 – GM Grigorov Grigor 2491
IM Bratanov Zsivko 2459 – Vlashki Nino 2235
IM Milchev Nikolay 2434 – Sofranov Velizar 2168
GM Petkov Vladimir 2519 – IM Piscopo Pierluigi 2386

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