The 36th Bulgarian International Open Chess Championship – Georgi Tringov Memorial – was held from 2nd to 9th February at the Moscow Hall of Hotel Novotel in Plovdiv.

The tournament was played over nine rounds of Swiss system and for the prize fund of 10.000 EUR.

Romanian Grandmaster Levente Vajda and Montenegro Champion Nikola Djukic shared the first place with 7,5 points each, leaving a large group of followers half a point behind.

241 players from ten countries competed.

Final standings (top finishers):

1. GM Vajda Levente ROU 2583 – 7.5
2. GM Djukic Nikola MNE 2542 – 7.5
3. IM Georgescu Tiberiu-Marian ROU 2455 – 7
4. GM Kolev Atanas BUL 2581 – 7
5. GM Spasov Vasil BUL 2566 – 7
6. WGM Nikolova Adriana BUL 2293 – 7
7. GM Chatalbashev Boris BUL 2522 – 7
8. FM Posedaru Bogdan ROU 2357 – 7
9. GM Nedev Trajko MKD 2505 – 7
10. IM Dimitrov Radoslav BUL 2453 – 7
11. GM Vasilev Milen BUL 2487 – 7
12. GM Ermenkov Evgenij BUL 2427 – 7
13. GM Nikolov Momchil BUL 2522 – 7
14. IM Pantev Veselin BUL 2415 – 6.5
15. GM Rusev Krasimir BUL 2546 – 6.5
16. GM Abramovic Bosko SRB 2436 – 6.5
17. Danov Lyubomir BUL 2226 – 6.5
18. GM Drenchev Petar BUL 2491 – 6.5
19. Miroiu George-Catalin ROU 2313 – 6.5
20. WFM Avramidou Anastasia GRE 1921 – 6.5
21. GM Antic Dejan SRB 2466 – 6.5
22. IM Dimitrov Pavel BUL 2329 – 6.5
23. GM Nevednichy Vladislav ROU 2603 – 6.5
24. Zajic Milan SRB 2347 – 6
25. Dimov Dian BUL 2262 – 6

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