Bulgarian Chess Grandmaster Georgi Tringov (1937-2000)

Bulgarian Chess Grandmaster Georgi Tringov

Georgi Tringov  (7 March 1937 – 2 July 2000) was a Grandmaster of chess from Bulgaria. He was awarded the Grandmaster title in 1963. GM Tringov was active mainly during the 1960s and 1970s and qualified for the 1964 Interzonal stage of the process for selecting a challenger for the World Chess Championship, but finished fifteenth in the Interzonal held in Amsterdam, so did not advance to the Candidates matches held in 1965. Tringov had numerous successes in international tournaments to his credit, including first place at Vrsac 1973. Tringov placed fifth in the 1955 World Junior Championship. He was a regular member of the Bulgarian team in the Chess Olympiads, playing in 12 Olympiads (every contest from 1956 to 1982 except 1960 and 1976). In 1968 and in 1978 he had his best Olympiad results, twice winning the individual gold medal with a score of 78.6% (+8=6-0) on board two and ten years later with 77.3% (+6=5−0) on board three respectively.