Bulgarian Team Championships

58-th Bulgarian Team Championship took place in Borovets 1-7 October. Sofia rules were applied in the tournament, and captain’s negotiations were forbidden. Eight teams were playing round-robin tournaments.
Lokomotiv Sofia (GM Chatalbashev, IM N. Ninov, GM Kr. Georgiev, GM Velikov, IM J. Ivanov and IM Andonov) won the male final scoring five consecutive wins and drewing the last two matches.
There was more intrigue in the women part when both leading teams had to face each other in the final round. Lokomotiv 2000 Plovdiv (WIM R. Genova, WFM A. Nikolova, WFM I. Videnova, WIM S.Savova) won the match against Lokomotiv Plovdiv 2.5-0.5 and the title.
Here is a curious game:
Badev,Kiril (2324) - Marholev,Dimitar (2421) [C22]
58th Team Ch (m) 1st Division R3 Borovets BUL (3.1), 03.10.2008
[Dejan Bojkov]
1.e4 e5 2.d4 exd4 3.Qxd4 Nc6 4.Qd3?! Nf6 5.Nc3

5...d5!?N 6.Bg5 d4 7.Nd5 Be6 8.Nxf6+? [8.Bxf6 gxf6 9.Qb3 should also be much better for Black, but is still playable.] 8...gxf6 9.Bd2 Nb4 Black is winning now. 10.Bxb4 Bxb4+ 11.c3 dxc3 12.0–0–0 [12.Qb5+ c6 13.Qxb4 Qd2#] 12...Qxd3 13.Rxd3 Bc4 14.b3 Bxd3 15.Bxd3 0–0–0 16.Kc2

16...Rxd3 17.Kxd3 Rd8+ 18.Ke3 c2 0–1

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