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Gaioz Nigalidze
Number of games in database: 105
Years covered: 2001 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 2563 (2440 rapid, 2533 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2566

Overall record: +40 -31 =34 (54.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Slav (7) 
    D15 D17 D10
 Queen's Indian (6) 
    E15 E19 E17
 Semi-Slav (6) 
    D43 D47
 Grunfeld (5) 
    D86 D85 D94
 King's Indian (4) 
    E99 E97 E92 E88
 Queen's Pawn Game (4) 
    D02 A40
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (16) 
    B90 B31 B22 B33 B94
 Modern Benoni (7) 
    A70 A65 A74 A56
 Sicilian Najdorf (7) 
    B90 B94
 Queen's Pawn Game (4) 
    E10 A46 E00 A40
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   G Nigalidze vs D Kalashian, 2012 1/2-1/2
   D Kalashian vs G Nigalidze, 2007 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Baku Open (2013)
   Universiade (2013)
   European Individual Championships (2010)
   President's Cup (2008)
   World Junior Championship (2007)
   13th European Individual Championship (2012)
   Chess Olympiad (2014)
   European Individual Championships (2014)
   Dubai Chess Open (2015)

   G Nigalidze vs A Deshpande (Apr-11-15) 1-0
   T L Petrosian vs G Nigalidze (Apr-11-15) 1-0
   N Grandelius vs G Nigalidze (Apr-09-15) 1-0
   G Nigalidze vs N Maisuradze (Apr-08-15) 1-0
   S Kathmale vs G Nigalidze (Apr-07-15) 0-1

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(born Apr-24-1989, 28 years old) Georgia

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International Master (2009); Grandmaster (2014). Georgian Champion (2013).

 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 105  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. G Nigalidze vs M Olszewski 1-034 2001 EYCC B12D43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
2. G Nigalidze vs I Nepomniachtchi  ½-½58 2001 EYCC B12D86 Grunfeld, Exchange
3. B Jobava vs G Nigalidze  1-049 2007 2nd Maia Chiburdanidze CupD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
4. G Nigalidze vs I Popov  ½-½9 2007 World Junior ChampionshipD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
5. G Meier vs G Nigalidze 1-033 2007 World Junior ChampionshipB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
6. G Nigalidze vs P Garcia Cardenas  0-155 2007 World Junior ChampionshipE15 Queen's Indian
7. D Kalashian vs G Nigalidze  ½-½38 2007 World Junior ChampionshipA56 Benoni Defense
8. G Nigalidze vs V Kulakov  0-136 2007 World Junior ChampionshipD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
9. G Nigalidze vs J Priborsky 0-128 2007 World Junior ChampionshipD85 Grunfeld
10. S Mijovic vs G Nigalidze  ½-½51 2007 World Junior ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
11. G Nigalidze vs L Fusco  1-039 2007 World Junior ChampionshipE88 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6
12. G Nigalidze vs R Hovhannisyan  ½-½21 2007 World Junior ChampionshipD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
13. T Mamikonyan vs G Nigalidze  0-139 2007 World Junior ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
14. G Nigalidze vs S Ter-Sahakyan  ½-½34 2007 World Junior ChampionshipD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
15. G Nigalidze vs E Najer  0-160 2008 President's CupE15 Queen's Indian
16. D Fridman vs G Nigalidze  1-057 2008 President's CupE17 Queen's Indian
17. M Vaghar vs G Nigalidze 0-140 2008 President's CupB30 Sicilian
18. G Nigalidze vs F Zeynalov  1-035 2008 President's CupD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
19. G Nigalidze vs R Dubrovic  1-027 2010 European Individual ChampionshipsD25 Queen's Gambit Accepted
20. Kotronias vs G Nigalidze  1-033 2010 European Individual ChampionshipsB33 Sicilian
21. G Nigalidze vs R Veleski  1-028 2010 European Individual ChampionshipsE17 Queen's Indian
22. E Vorobiov vs G Nigalidze  1-070 2010 European Individual ChampionshipsA07 King's Indian Attack
23. G Nigalidze vs R Medancic  ½-½45 2010 European Individual ChampionshipsA25 English
24. E Fucak vs G Nigalidze  0-150 2010 European Individual ChampionshipsB22 Sicilian, Alapin
25. G Nigalidze vs Pelletier  ½-½25 2010 European Individual ChampionshipsD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
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Apr-13-15  dumbgai: <Nigalidze and Borislav Ivanov are the true champions of chess. Both of them have way more skill tha nthat patzer Carlsen.>

I don't know about that. Stan Vaughan, rating 4400, might offer a stiff challenge.

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  perfidious: Vaughan is in a league of his own--would not get out of bed to meet Carlsen for a match if the latter's life depended on it.
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  Sally Simpson: The Anti-Social Chess Player is the one to watch if you suspect skull doggery and computer use during a game.

Note it starts off with..."A Russian grandmaster friend of mine..." I want a name or is this Russian Grandmaster friend of his anti-social.

From Stephen Moss in The Guardian on the Gaioz Nigalidze, affair.

"A Russian grandmaster friend of mine is convinced that cheating in top-level open tournaments (as opposed to elite events with small invited fields) is rife.

The temptation is enormous because the only people who make serious money from playing are the top 20 or so GMs in the world, who get invites to all the most prestigious tournaments.

That leaves a host of impoverished GMs fighting for scraps, unless they are willing to subject themselves to the grind of teaching chess to amateurs.

The more antisocial types Ė not uncommon in chess Ė dislike teaching, and try to eke out a living from playing.

Thatís where the temptation to cheat comes in: if you donít win a prize, you might not eat that week, let alone pay the rent."

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  WannaBe: D'oh!!!

Did he have an iWatch, too???

Apr-15-15  morfishine: His career is in the toilet
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  whiteshark: <WannaBe <Did he have an iWatch, too???>>

Sure, who doesn't these days?

and here's another epochal cheater revealed: ;)

Apr-15-15  morfishine: Nigalidze comment: "No cheat, I flush analysis"
Apr-15-15  Sho: Nigalized (verb): To be banned from chess for cheating; to be Plutoed.
Apr-15-15  ponaldpuck: Nigelized (verb): To be judged by Nigel Short for alleged cheating at chess; to be Shorted.
Apr-16-15  MagnusVerMagnus: Nigeled : to be accepting of getting it in the rear with a glass of wine in hand and ....loving it.
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  ajile: should amend this page.

International Master (2009); Grandmaster (2014). Georgian Champion (2013) Proven Cheater (2015)

Apr-16-15  dumbgai: Either all cheaters use hilariously stupid methods, or there are more clever cheaters out there that haven't been caught yet?
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  whiteshark: Here's another cheater exposed:

Kinda construction manual with photos ;)

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  MissScarlett: Kakkar by name, Kakkar by nature.
May-01-15  sfm: What a disgrace.

Out for 15 years would be fine with me.
When prize money is involved it is clearly a matter for the police too.

His is nothing.
What a disgrace.

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  WannaBe: <whiteshark> I'd use the latest android, much bigger battery and don't have to worry about carrying spare parts. =))
May-03-15  Volmac: Cheating is becoming a really serious issue for me. Playing internet chess is increasingly less fun since I sometimes get crushed in games played with Stockfish's first recommendation moves. Playing with a free or guest account is absolutely risk-free. It's far too easy to cheat in internet chess. The problem is that I can see this behaviour spread to serious OTB-tournaments in the near future.
May-22-15  mrandersson: Volmac is right i have stopped playing internet chess for a few years now its no fun and after people blitz out moves then all a sudden..Stop and boom u lose.

People like to see high grades on there names and its a goal for them.

Jun-12-15  dumbgai: <Volmac> and <mrandersson>: I agree, sometimes I'll play multiple games with someone around my own rating (1700-1800) for a few games, and then suddenly they'll start playing perfect moves for the next several games, crushing me in under 25 moves each time (without me having to blunder). But at least with these people you can report them and move on.

The real killer for me was how often other people falsely accused me of cheating, when I just happened to play a nice tactic. Cheating has become so common that everyone just assumes everyone else is cheating, leading to a really toxic environment.

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  Caissanist: Nigalidze's not going to get banned for 15 years, that is what he would face for a second offense. For a first offense, the maximum ban is for three years. It's been six months now since he was caught, there has yet to be a ruling announced by FIDE.
Dec-24-15  sonia91: Banned for 3 years and stripped of GM title:
Dec-26-15  King Radio: A just punishment. If it is proven, they should throw the max penalty on anyone caught, no matter who it is.
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  alexmagnus: I never understood the "stripping of the GM title" part of the punishment. I mean, see, three years later the ban is over - and, given his playng strength, he'll have no troubles getting his GM norms again. And during the ban he cannot play anyway, so the title is useless. What's the use of revoking the GM title then?
Dec-26-15  King Radio: I suppose it's just something they can do. I do think the 3 year ban for first offense is too light, but that's the current rule. I'd be surprised if this was really his 'first offense' - first time getting caught, more likely. I'd be okay with a lifetime ban for those caught with irrefutable proof.

I'm sure this garbage goes on more than anyone suspects at the less than top tier events. The more draconian the punishment for cheaters, the better.

Dec-27-15  manorchy: He'll be rebooted as IM Nigalidze in 2018.

Niga, please.

Don't ever do it again.

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