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IM Petar Orev tops 130th MGU Open

IM Petar Orev

The winner of the 130th edition of MGU Open is IM Petar Orev

The 130th MGU Open 2014 was organized by FA Dimitar Iliev from 3rd to 4th January, 2015, at the Chess Club MGU, in Sofia, the capital and largest city of Bulgaria.

The event was played in a 6-round Swiss FIDE format, open to all players rated below 2200 and it marked the beginning of the new 2015 – European year of development according to the European Union.

11 players were vying with tempo of play 60′ + 30″, but IM Petar Orev proved to be the best and lifted the trophy with 5/6 points, leaving the nearest followers full point behind.

Orev added 12 new ELO points to his rating.

Serbian player Dragan Bozilov and top seeded Boil Banov tied for the second with 4 points, but Bozilov prevailed and finished second, while NM Dobrotich Andreev edged Petko Patev, Ivan Punchev and Nikola Kolev on tie-break after the whole group finished the event with 3,5 points.

You can see the full standings and replay the games below.

Official website/ Games with analysis

Final standings:

1 IM Orev Petar BUL 2103 2052 “An Pasan” Sofia 5
2 Bozilov Dragan SRB 1928 0 Bosilegrad 4
3 Banov Boil BUL 2130 2156 “Ivis+” Sofia 4
4 NM Andreev Dobrotich BUL 1958 2003 “An Pasan” Sofia 3,5
5 Patev Petko BUL 1905 2086 “SCI “”KraKra” Pernik” 3,5
6 Punchev Ivan BUL 1766 1694 “An Pasan” Sofia 3,5
7 Kolev Nikola BUL 1776 1923 “An Pasan” Sofia 3,5
8 Milanov Petar BUL 0 1643 “An Pasan” Sofia 2
9 Kostov Nikolay BUL 1886 1868 “An Pasan” Sofia 1,5
10 Georgiev Nikolay BUL 1639 1584 “An Pasan” Sofia 1,5
11 Kosturkov Krasimir BUL 1770 1795 “An Pasan” Sofia 0

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