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Rusudan Goletiani
R Goletiani 
Number of games in database: 155
Years covered: 1996 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2278
Highest rating achieved in database: 2425

Overall record: +50 -56 =47 (48.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 2 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 English (30) 
    A15 A13 A12 A14 A10
 Reti System (21) 
    A04 A06
 King's Indian Attack (6) 
 King's Indian (5) 
    E94 E98 E97
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (36) 
    B42 B43 B23 B40 B32
 Sicilian Kan (26) 
    B42 B43 B41
 Queen's Pawn Game (7) 
    E00 A46 A45 A40
 Nimzo Indian (7) 
    E39 E32 E47 E43 E21
 Modern Benoni (7) 
    A70 A60 A57 A59
 English, 1 c4 c5 (4) 
    A30 A34 A31
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   R Goletiani vs A Zatonskih, 2004 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Women's Olympiad (2008)
   US Championship (Women) (2012)
   US Women's Chess Championship (2009)
   US Championship (Women) (2015)
   US Championship (Women) (2018)
   37th Chess Olympiad: Women (2006)
   32nd World Open (2004)
   Spring North American FIDE Invitational (2006)
   Yinzhou Cup Women World Teams (2009)
   US Championship 2006 (2006)
   Chessmaster US Championship 2005 (2004)
   Chess Olympiad (Women) (2012)

   🏆 US Championship (Women)
   N Paikidze vs R Goletiani (Apr-29-18) 1/2-1/2
   R Goletiani vs I Krush (Apr-28-18) 0-1
   A Sharevich vs R Goletiani (Apr-27-18) 0-1
   R Goletiani vs D Derakhshani (Apr-26-18) 1-0
   Akshita Gorti vs R Goletiani (Apr-25-18) 1-0

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(born Sep-08-1980, 38 years old) Georgia (federation/nationality United States of America)

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WIM (1997); WGM (1999); IM (2009).

Rusudan Goletiani (რუსუდან გოლეთიანი) was born in Sukhumi, the main city of Abkhazia in what was Soviet Georgia. At age ten she won the USSR U12 (Girls) Championship. Other notable successes include the World U16 and U18 Championships for Girls. She finished third at the World Championship zonal tournament in 1999, but lost in the first round of the Women's World Championship (Knockout) event in 2000. She won the Pan American Women's Championship in Venezuela in 2003, which also qualified her to compete in the FIDE Women's World Championship (2004), where she again bowed out after the first round. In 2005 she won the US Women's Chess Championship, winning in a play-off over Tatev Abrahamyan. She represented the USA on board 3 in the 2006 and 2008 Women's Olympiads, winning individual silver and team bronze in the latter event. She also played board 3 for the USA in the 2009 World Women's Team Championship.

She won her IM norms at the 2006 US Championship (single norm) and at the Women's Olympiad (2008) (double norm).

Goletiani emigrated to the United States in 2000 & resides in Hartsdale, NY.

Wikipedia article: Rusudan Goletiani

 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 155  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Y Xu vs R Goletiani  1-0441996World Under-20 ChB42 Sicilian, Kan
2. R Goletiani vs R Olsen  1-0332000World OpenA04 Reti Opening
3. Wojtkiewicz vs R Goletiani  1-037200028th World OpenA30 English, Symmetrical
4. L F Rust vs R Goletiani 0-1192000World OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
5. R Goletiani vs M Esserman  1-0422000World OpenC66 Ruy Lopez
6. R Goletiani vs P Gilruth  ½-½412000World OpenA06 Reti Opening
7. B G Smith vs R Goletiani  ½-½612000World OpenB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
8. S Ritvin vs R Goletiani  0-1422000World OpenB20 Sicilian
9. R Goletiani vs Kaidanov  0-135200028th World OpenD05 Queen's Pawn Game
10. R Goletiani vs Alexander V Ivanov  0-121200129th World OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
11. D Shapiro vs R Goletiani 1-048200129th World OpenE00 Queen's Pawn Game
12. R Goletiani vs G Zaichik  ½-½48200129th World OpenA04 Reti Opening
13. R Goletiani vs M Brooks  ½-½65200322nd NAOA04 Reti Opening
14. R Goletiani vs A Zatonskih  ½-½14200322nd NAOA07 King's Indian Attack
15. R Goletiani vs J Donaldson  ½-½8200322nd NAOA04 Reti Opening
16. B Annakov vs R Goletiani  1-0232003World Open: Open SectionA60 Benoni Defense
17. T Gossell vs R Goletiani  0-1342003North American op 22ndB42 Sicilian, Kan
18. R Goletiani vs C Peptan  0-1682004Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentA07 King's Indian Attack
19. C Peptan vs R Goletiani  ½-½372004Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentB42 Sicilian, Kan
20. M Arnold vs R Goletiani  0-139200432nd World OpenA60 Benoni Defense
21. K A Stancil vs R Goletiani 1-035200432nd World OpenB42 Sicilian, Kan
22. R Goletiani vs Goldin  ½-½47200432nd World OpenA04 Reti Opening
23. R Goletiani vs T Battsetseg  1-033200432nd World OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
24. J Stocek vs R Goletiani  1-033200432nd World OpenE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
25. R Goletiani vs Browne  1-030200432nd World OpenA04 Reti Opening
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Jan-07-05  yoozum: I was planning on going out with some friends tonight, but honestly, I'd rather stay in and play blitz, as crazy as that sounds. It will be fun to finally engage fellow forum members ;=)
Jan-07-05  yoozum: You can IM me on yoozum, if that's any easier.
Jan-07-05  iron maiden: All right, I'm on right now but I can't promise you a good game. ;-)
Jan-07-05  iron maiden: My handle is "powerslave617," btw.
Jan-07-05  yoozum: You're going to have to help me out a bit, i reallyd on't know what i'm doing on chess21
Jan-07-05  chesswhizkid: <Well, in a way, we do take out our aggression over the chessboard. My team is AMAZING this year. We beat the "best" team in our league 5-0 on Monday and are in clear first place, which makes us the complete overdogs of our half of MA. It's all thanks to this tiny freshman who plays for our board 1. He makes fun of you while he's crushing you.
"Wow, that was a really bad move...but then again, it's typical of you." "You're the second worst chessplayer I've ever met." "OK, now you're going to lose a lot of pieces and get mated.." "Hahaha, you suck." We like him, though.>

Haha thats pretty funny yoozum. Yeah our team is pretty much overkill here in central Jersey, we're 4-0 and every victory was 5-0 for us. Our fouth board can beat most of the first boards from the other schools. (With a few exceptions of course).

A couple years ago, we had this crazy pothead of a senior on first board, and he was the funniest kid I ever knew. Once when playing in the state finals he goes, "You moron. What the f*** were you thinking? *makes his move* Now you're really f***ed." He said this so loud (this wasn't uncommon) that all the coaches heard, and the other kid was about to cry, and well... our man got himself ejected from the tournament. lol.

Jan-07-05  apple head: Rusu is a cool player.
Jan-08-05  yoozum: <chesswizkid>, lol. Our board 1 isn't nearly as intimidating because he's a short and stubby freshman with an attitude problem.
Feb-04-05  passivefianchetto: i wana play a fellow member of chessgames i think it would be intresting i dont get to play many people but i study the game most of my free time would you all mind if i plaedw ith you sometime im not so grate at blitz but i think im a grate classic i tryed to get a chess club started at my school but no one really played that well so i kinda gave up on them i felt as the more i played them the worse i got lol how many ppl do u know that fall for scholars mate 10 times in a row well i know a school full of them even after i showed them what i was doing
Oct-29-05  Open Defence: <> May we please have a bio for the US Womens Champion
Nov-14-05  SickedChess: pic of Anna Zatonskih, Rusudan Goletiani and Harmen Jorkman
Nov-16-05  ChessVip: Rusudan is playing the American Continental for Women
Dec-29-05  EmperorAtahualpa: <Sicked Chess> Not "Jorkman", but Harmen Jonkman.
Feb-28-06  WTHarvey: Here are some puzzles taken from Rusudan's chess games:

She's the defending Women's Champion of the US Chess Championship ( March 1-12, 2006):

Mar-10-06  Chesstosterone: Congratulations to her. Nice victory today and he is likely to be in the final of the women's section to defend her US title.

A pic of her:

And Anna Zatonskih will be her opponent in the final, so the picture <SickedChess> found (look above) is in fact a picture of this year's finalists.

Premium Chessgames Member
  BishopBerkeley: Is Ms. Goletiani slowly being transformed into a blue Queen here?

(: ♗ Bishop Berkeley ♗ :)

Premium Chessgames Member
  BishopBerkeley: Ah, I see that the host website is rendering the individual photos unviewable from some browsers, so my earlier remark will probably make no sense at all!

Here is the main photo page at which the photo referenced above can be viewed (presumably, unless they play the same re-routing trick with this URL!) You may have to scroll down to see this particular image (captioned "The cover-up approach by defending women's champ Rusa Goletiani"):

(: ♗ Bishop Berkeley ♗ :)

Mar-13-06  BIDMONFA: Rusudan Goletiani


Mar-19-06  EmperorAtahualpa: Beautiful pictures of WGM Rusudan Goletiani!!

I think I'm in love. :)

Mar-19-06  PinkPanther: That last picture is of the back of her head....why even include that one?
Aug-12-06  ChessVip: Goletiani in Curacao!
Mar-10-07  Supergrandmaster: Only 3 pages of kibitzing? Che bella esta, no?
Jul-09-08  Supergrandmaster: I wish to correct my incorrect usage: che bella e! La donna e piu bella!
Premium Chessgames Member
  AgentRgent: A very impressive Olympiad for Ms. Goletiani! +7 -0 =4 on board 3 for the bronze medal USA team. Congratulations!

She caught my attention a while back due to the similarities in our openings (Reti/KIA with white, Benko with black, although she does play the Kan Sicilian which I do not), and I've become a bit of a fan.

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