Black Sea Countries Final won by Cheparinov

9/19/2012 – The Black Sea Countries final tournament took place in Burgas, Bulgaria from September 12-19, 2012. It brought representatives from the nations surrounding the Black Sea namely Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Russia, Georgia, and Turkey. Held in his native Bulgaria, Ivan Cheparinov, only fourth rated among the six participants, scored one of the best victories of his career. Illustrated report.

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Black Sea Countries Final won by Cheparinov

The Black Sea Countries final tournament took place in Burgas, Bulgaria from September 12-19, 2012. It brought representatives from the nations surrounding the Black Sea namely Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Russia, Georgia, and Turkey.

The respective players by order of rating were Baadur Jobava (2738), Alexander Areschenko (2702), Vladimir Malakhov (2700), Ivan Cheparinov (2689), Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu (2648), and Suat Atalik (2603). Held in his native Bulgaria, Ivan Cheparinov, only fourth rated among the six participants, scored a resounding victory, one of the best of his career, if not the best.


The first move is played between Vladimir Malakhov and Baadur Jobava

Undefeated and beating every player except Romanian Nisipeanu, he scored 7.0/10, a full point ahead of Malakhov and Nisipeanu on 6.0/10, with a 2824 performance. The result was also good enough to push him once more into the 2700 club.

Here is his victory over top-seed Baadur Jobava:

[Event "Black Sea Countries"] [Site "Burgas BUL"] [Date "2012.09.14"] [Round "4"] [White "Cheparinov, I."] [Black "Jobava, Ba"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "E70"] [WhiteElo "2689"] [BlackElo "2734"] [PlyCount "79"] [EventDate "2012.09.12"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 O-O 5. Nf3 c5 6. d5 e6 7. Bd3 exd5 8. cxd5 d6 9. h3 Re8 10. O-O Nbd7 11. Re1 Ne5 12. Nxe5 Rxe5 13. Bf4 Re8 14. Qd2 a6 15. a4 Qc7 16. Rac1 Nd7 17. Bf1 Ne5 18. b4 b6 19. Bh6 Bxh6 20. Qxh6 f6 21. bxc5 bxc5 22. f4 Nf7 23. Qh4 Kg7 24. Rb1 Rb8 25. Rxb8 Qxb8 26. Rb1 Qc7 27. Qf2 Qa5 28. Qc2 g5 29. g3 gxf4 30. gxf4 Nh8 31. Ne2 Ng6 32. Ng3 Kf7 33. Nh5 Rg8 34. Kh1 Qd8 35. Rb8 Qe7 $2 {In a difficult posiiton where he is walking a tightrope, Jobava slips fatally, allowing Cheparinov a powerful blow.[#]} 36. e5 $3 { Precisely where Black thought he was least in danger as he is covering it four times to White's one.} dxe5 (36... fxe5 $2 {would also lose to} 37. Rxc8 $1 Rxc8 38. Qf5+ {and Qxc8 wins back the rook with interest.}) 37. Qb3 Qd6 {to prevent deadly discovered checks, but the position is already hopeless.} 38. Rb6 c4 39. Bxc4 Qc5 40. Rc6 $1 1-0


The tournament hall

Final standings


 

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