Black Sea Countries Final 2012

  • SonofPearl
  • on 9/13/12, 8:56 AM.

One might expect a natural lull in the hectic pace of international chess events after the 2012 Olympiad, there are still tournaments taking place!

The Black Sea Countries Final 2012 tournament is now underway in Burgas, Bulgaria.


This 6-player double round-robin tournament runs from 12-19 September 2012 and has a more than respectable field headed by top seed Baadur Jobava of Georgia.

The full line-up:

Name Fed Elo
Jobava, Baadur  GEO 2734
Areshchenko, Alexander  UKR 2702
Malakhov, Vladimir  RUS 2700
Cheparinov, Ivan  BUL 2689
Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter  ROU 2648
Atalik, Suat  TUR 2603


The time control is 90 minutes plus a 30 second increment.  The full schedule of rounds can be found here, and the games can be followed live at the official website.

Top seed Jobava suffered a loss in his opening game. All 3 games from the first round are below.


Baadur Jobava versus Vladimir Malakhov

Burgas - Jobava v Malakhov  rd1.jpg


Liviu Dieter-Nisipeanu versus Alexander Areshchenko

Burgas - Nisipeanu v Areshchenko rd1.jpg


Suat Atalik versus Ivan Cheparinov

Burgas -  Atalik v Cheparinov rd1.jpg

Games and photos from the official website.

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