Georgia Chess Championships

IM Melia Salome wins the women title, tie in the men section

The 69th Georgian Men’s Chess Championship was held on 11-24th January in Tbilisi. After the exhausting struggle in all-play-all 13 rounds tournament, Grandmasters Merab Gagunashvili and Tamaz Gelashvili shared the first place with 9.0 points each. More information at FIDE.com

The 67th Georgian Women’s Championship took place from 9th until 22nd January in Tbilisi. IM Melia Salome, formerly twice European U18 Champion, maintained the margin ahead of the storming IM Nino Khurtsidze and won the title of the Georgian champion. Read more…

Kalamaria Gelashvili

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Standings men

1-2. GM Gagunashvili Merab 2582 and GM Gelashvili Tamaz 2614 – 9,0

3. GM Arutinian David 2566 – 8,5

4-5. GM Shanava Konstantine 2551 and IM Nigalidze Gaioz 2462 – 8,0

6. FM Paichadze Luka 2424 – 7,5

7-8. GM Jojua Davit 2535 and GM Pantsulaia Levan 2598 – 7,0

9. IM Benidze Davit 2491 – 6,0

10-11. IM Sulashvili Malkhaz 2497 and IM Margvelashvili Giorgi 2527 – 5,5

12. IM Jobava Beglar 2444 – 4,5

13. GM Sanikidze Tornike 2615 – 3,5

14. Javakhadze Zurab 2363 – 2,0

Standings women

1. IM Melia Salome 2431 – 10,0

2. IM Khurtsidze Nino 2414 – 9,5

3. IM Lomineishvili Maia 2371 – 8,5

4-5. WIM Mikadze Miranda 2326 and WGM Tsereteli Tamar 2403 – 7,5

6-7. IM Khotenashvili Bela 2461 and WIM Arabidze Meri 2282 – 7,0

8-10. WGM Batsiashvili Nino 2309, IM Khukhashvili Sopiko 2438 and WIM Tsatsalashvili Keti 2312 – 6,5

11. IM Purtseladze Maka 2306 – 5,0

12. GM Dzagnidze Nana 2506 – 4,0

13. WIM Gavasheli Ana 2204 – 3,5

14. WIM Khurtsilava Inga 2303 -1,0

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GM Mikheil Mchedlishvili leads the Georgia championship after 8 rounds

The rating favorite GM Mikheil Mchedlishvili leads the men section of the Georgian chess championship after 8 rounds. Mchedlishvili started the event with three draws against GM Arutinian, GM Pantsulaia, and Nigalidze and later gained speed with important victories against GM Shanava and IM Benidze. However, his title is not guaranteed as there are many rounds to the end and the opposition is close behind.

Here are the current standings

1 GM Mchedlishvili Mikheil GEO 2619 5.5

2 GM Gagunashvili Merab GEO 2585 5

3 GM Sanikidze Tornike GEO 2522 4.5

4 IM Margvelashvili Giorgi GEO 2484 4.5

5 GM Pantsulaia Levan GEO 2583 4.5

6 FM Bregadze Levan GEO 2394 4

7 Azaladze Shota GEO 2402 4

8 GM Shanava konstantine GEO 2508 4

9 Nigalidze Gaioz GEO 2458 3.5

10 IM Maghalashvili Davit GEO 2490 3.5

11 IM Benidze Davit GEO 2423 3.5

12 GM Arutinian David GEO 2586 3.5

13 GM Bagaturov Giorgi GEO 2492 3.5

14 WGM Charkhalashvili Inga GEO 2337 2.5

All results from the men section

IM Lomineishvili leading the women section, WFM Nazi Paikidze close behind

The experienced IM Lomineishvili is leading the women section of the Georgia championship. She gained 6,0/8 without losing a single game. The strong junior WFM Nazi Paikidze is only half a point away with a very strong performance. There are 4 players with 4,5/8 that can enter the medal race as well.

GM Nona Gaprindashvili is not having a good event and has gained only 2,5 points from 8 rounds.

1 IM Lomineishvili Maia GEO 2437 6
2 WFM Paikidze Nazi GEO 2280 5.5
3 IM Melia Salome GEO 2422 4.5
4 WIM Guramishvili Sopiko GEO 2281 4.5
5 WIM Tsatsalashvili Keti GEO 2231 4.5
6 IM Khukhashvili Sopiko GEO 2416 4.5
7 WIM Mikadze Miranda GEO 2287 4
8 IM Gvetadze Sopio GEO 2377 4
9 IM Khurtsidze Nino GEO 2421 3.5
10 WIM Danelia Mariam GEO 2219 2.5
11 GM Gaprindashvili Nona GEO 2376 2.5
12 WFM Arabidze Meri GEO 2246 2

All results from the women section

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