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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.

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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

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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.

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Baadur Jobava versus Vladimir Malakhov

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Liviu Dieter-Nisipeanu versus Alexander Areshchenko

Burgas - Nisipeanu v Areshchenko rd1.jpg

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Suat Atalik versus Ivan Cheparinov

Burgas -  Atalik v Cheparinov rd1.jpg



Games and photos from the official website.

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Comments


  • 23 months ago

    chapablanca2000

    Nice of Staff to provide a map for us geography-challenged Americans. Wink

  • 23 months ago

    sherwin_

    33.e4 and then?...analyze.

  • 23 months ago

    nyLsel

    33.e4 and then?

  • 23 months ago

    sherwin_

    Atalik, 33. e4

  • 23 months ago

    deepak64

    Very good games.

  • 23 months ago

    ferdinandplebie

    exciting tournament

  • 23 months ago

    lbtr74aao

    and original

  • 23 months ago

    lumberjack123

    very interesting tournament

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