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R Goletiani 
 
Rusudan Goletiani
Number of games in database: 133
Years covered: 1996 to 2012
Last FIDE rating: 2311
Highest rating achieved in database: 2425
Overall record: +44 -47 =40 (48.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      2 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 English (23) 
    A15 A13 A12 A10 A14
 Reti System (21) 
    A04 A06
 King's Indian (5) 
    E91 E98 E97 E94
 King's Indian Attack (4) 
    A08 A07
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (33) 
    B42 B43 B40 B23 B22
 Sicilian Kan (23) 
    B42 B43 B41
 Queen's Pawn Game (8) 
    E00 A45 A46 E10
 Modern Benoni (4) 
    A70 A59 A57
 Nimzo Indian (4) 
    E39 E21 E47
 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)
   37th Chess Olympiad: Women (2006)
   US Championship 2006 (2006)
   32nd World Open (2004)
   Yinzhou Cup Women World Teams (2009)
   Spring North American FIDE Invitational (2006)
   Chessmaster US Championships 2005 (2004)
   Chess Olympiad (Women) (2012)

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RUSUDAN GOLETIANI
(born Sep-08-1980, 34 years old) Georgia (citizen of United States of America)

[what is this?]
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 6; games 1-25 of 133  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Y Xu vs R Goletiani  1-044 1996 World Under-20 ChB42 Sicilian, Kan
2. R Goletiani vs Kaidanov  0-135 2000 World OpenD05 Queen's Pawn Game
3. Wojtkiewicz vs R Goletiani  1-037 2000 World OpenA30 English, Symmetrical
4. R Goletiani vs M Esserman  1-042 2000 World OpenC66 Ruy Lopez
5. R Goletiani vs R Olsen  1-033 2000 World OpenA04 Reti Opening
6. B G Smith vs R Goletiani  ½-½61 2000 World OpenB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
7. R Goletiani vs P Gilruth  ½-½41 2000 World OpenA06 Reti Opening
8. S Ritvin vs R Goletiani  0-142 2000 World OpenB20 Sicilian
9. L F Rust vs R Goletiani 0-119 2000 World OpenB40 Sicilian
10. R Goletiani vs A Ivanov  0-121 2001 29th World OpenA04 Reti Opening
11. D Shapiro vs R Goletiani  1-048 2001 29th World OpenE00 Queen's Pawn Game
12. R Goletiani vs G Zaichik  ½-½48 2001 29th World OpenA04 Reti Opening
13. R Goletiani vs J Donaldson  ½-½8 2003 22nd NAO, Oklahoma USAA04 Reti Opening
14. T Gossell vs R Goletiani  0-134 2003 North American op 22ndB42 Sicilian, Kan
15. R Goletiani vs M Brooks  ½-½65 2003 22nd NAO, Oklahoma USAA04 Reti Opening
16. B Annakov vs R Goletiani  1-023 2003 World Open: Open SectionE00 Queen's Pawn Game
17. R Goletiani vs A Zatonskih  ½-½14 2003 22nd NAO, Oklahoma USAA08 King's Indian Attack
18. R Goletiani vs T Battsetseg  1-033 2004 32nd World OpenA04 Reti Opening
19. R Burnett vs R Goletiani  1-031 2004 Chessmaster US Championships 2005B40 Sicilian
20. T Vayserberg vs R Goletiani  0-144 2004 Chessmaster US Championships 2005B23 Sicilian, Closed
21. M Arnold vs R Goletiani  0-139 2004 32nd World OpenE00 Queen's Pawn Game
22. K A Stancil vs R Goletiani 1-035 2004 32nd World OpenB42 Sicilian, Kan
23. S Kriventsov vs R Goletiani 0-139 2004 Chessmaster US Championships 2005B42 Sicilian, Kan
24. R Goletiani vs Christiansen  0-157 2004 Chessmaster US Championships 2005A04 Reti Opening
25. R Goletiani vs T Abrahamyan  1-037 2004 ch-USA Rapid Playoff WomenA06 Reti Opening
 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 133  PGN Download
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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: <Chessgames.com> May we please have a bio for the US Womens Champion
Nov-14-05  SickedChess: pic of Anna Zatonskih, Rusudan Goletiani and Harmen Jorkman http://home.tiscali.nl/xp147427/Har...
Nov-16-05  ChessVip: Rusudan is playing the American Continental for Women http://www.fenag.net
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: http://www.wtharvey.com/gole.html

She's the defending Women's Champion of the US Chess Championship (http://www.uschesschampionship.com/ 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: http://www.newyorkmasters.com/playe...

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.

Mar-11-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  BishopBerkeley: Is Ms. Goletiani slowly being transformed into a blue Queen here?

http://www.uschesschampionship.com/...

(: B Bishop Berkeley B :)

Mar-11-06
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"):

http://www.uschesschampionship.com/...

(: B Bishop Berkeley B :)

Mar-13-06  BIDMONFA: Rusudan Goletiani

GOLETIANI, Rusudan
http://www.bidmonfa.com/goletiani_r...
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Mar-19-06  EmperorAtahualpa: Beautiful pictures of WGM Rusudan Goletiani!!

http://www.bcmchess.co.uk/monarch20... http://www.chessbase.com/images2/20... http://www.newyorkmasters.com/playe... http://www.ntcfoundation.org/images... http://www.nscfchess.org/images/coa... http://www.worldopen.com/Photos2004... http://users.otenet.gr/~otoenpah/gi... http://www.jaque.tv/goletiani-champ...
http://www.fide.com/ratings/pl/1360...
http://www.chessbase.com/news/2006/...

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!
http://beta.uschess.org/frontend/ne...
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!
Dec-05-08
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.

Nov-28-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Wiki-Bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rusuda...
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