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Meri Arabidze
Number of games in database: 273
Years covered: 2007 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2397 (2399 rapid, 2370 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2411

Overall record: +87 -51 =87 (58.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 48 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (18) 
    E60 E97 E63 E62 E91
 Slav (15) 
    D17 D10 D11 D12
 Queen's Indian (12) 
    E12 E15 E17 E16
 Queen's Gambit Declined (9) 
    D31 D37 D38
 Modern Benoni (8) 
    A70 A58 A64 A62
 English (8) 
    A15 A10 A13
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (35) 
    B46 B43 B42 B28 B90
 Queen's Pawn Game (16) 
    A46 D02 E00 A41 D04
 Nimzo Indian (13) 
    E32 E42 E47 E41 E20
 Sicilian Kan (11) 
    B43 B42 B41
 Queen's Indian (11) 
    E15 E14
 Caro-Kann (10) 
    B12 B18 B11 B13 B10
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   M Arabidze vs M R Nechaeva, 2012 1-0
   M Arabidze vs M Aulia, 2013 1/2-1/2
   D Saduakassova vs M Arabidze, 2013 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Women's World Team Championship (2015)
   FIDE Women's World Chess Championship (2015)
   World Junior Championship (Girls) (2012)
   World Youth Championship (Girls) (2012)
   World Junior Championship (Girls) (2014)
   European Individual Women's Championship (2013)
   World Junior Championship (Girls) (2013)
   European Individual Women's Championship (2014)
   European Individual Women's Championship (2012)
   10th European Individual Women's Championship (2009)
   European Individual Championship (Women) (2010)
   European Individual Women's Championship (2015)
   European Individual Chess Championship (2018)
   European Team Championship (Women) (2013)
   European Individual Championship (2014)

   🏆 Blitz World Championship (Women)
   P Cramling vs M Arabidze (Dec-30-18) 1-0, blitz
   M Arabidze vs Kosteniuk (Dec-30-18) 0-1, blitz
   T Khlichkova vs M Arabidze (Dec-30-18) 0-1, blitz
   M Arabidze vs P Guichard (Dec-30-18) 1-0, blitz
   M Arabidze vs A Muzychuk (Dec-30-18) 1/2-1/2, blitz

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(born Feb-25-1994, 24 years old) Georgia

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Arabidze is an International Master (and a WGM) who has won three world championships in the youth divisions, including the:

- U10 (Girls) World Championship in 2004 (1)

- U12 (Girls) World Championship in 2005 and

- U18 (Girls) U18 World Championship in 2011 with 8/9, losing one game to runner up WGM Alina Kashlinskaya.

She was runner up behind Padmini Rout in the 2008 World U14 (Girls) and she came 5th with 9/13, half a point behind four co-leaders in the World Junior Championship (Girls) (2012).

She has also won three European championships in the youth division, including the:

- U10 European (Girls) Championship in 2004

- U12 European (Girls) Championship in 2005 and

- U14 European (Girls) Championship in 2008.

References: (1)

Wikipedia article: Meri Arabidze

Last updated: 2016-12-11 06:18:10

 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 302  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Arabidze vs N Paikidze  0-183200717th EU-ch U14 GirlsE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
2. M Arabidze vs A Froewis  1-0272008EU-ch U14 Girls 18thD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
3. H M Klek vs M Arabidze ½-½472008EU-ch U14 Girls 18thB12 Caro-Kann Defense
4. P Rout vs M Arabidze  1-0412008Girls 14-wyccB10 Caro-Kann
5. M Arabidze vs N Paikidze  ½-½442009GEO Women 66 ChD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
6. M Arabidze vs Lagno 0-143200910th European Individual Women's ChampionshipD71 Neo-Grunfeld
7. L Malinicheva vs M Arabidze  0-142200910th European Individual Women's ChampionshipB11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
8. M Arabidze vs K Azimova  1-034200910th European Individual Women's ChampionshipA52 Budapest Gambit
9. A L'Ami vs M Arabidze  1-046200910th European Individual Women's ChampionshipE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
10. N Zhukova vs M Arabidze  ½-½108200910th European Individual Women's ChampionshipE15 Queen's Indian
11. M Arabidze vs L Galojan  1-083200910th European Individual Women's ChampionshipD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
12. D Charochkina vs M Arabidze  1-028200910th European Individual Women's ChampionshipB12 Caro-Kann Defense
13. M Arabidze vs S Gvetadze  1-060200910th European Individual Women's ChampionshipE10 Queen's Pawn Game
14. I Paulet vs M Arabidze  1-034200910th European Individual Women's ChampionshipB11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
15. M Arabidze vs S Matveeva  ½-½48200910th European Individual Women's ChampionshipA10 English
16. M Komiagina vs M Arabidze  0-147200910th European Individual Women's ChampionshipB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
17. M Arabidze vs A Stefanova  ½-½642010European Individual Championship (Women)E60 King's Indian Defense
18. N Zhukova vs M Arabidze  1-0342010European Individual Championship (Women)E01 Catalan, Closed
19. M Arabidze vs M Danelia  1-0392010European Individual Championship (Women)E60 King's Indian Defense
20. T Vasilevich vs M Arabidze  ½-½352010European Individual Championship (Women)E00 Queen's Pawn Game
21. M Arabidze vs E Pavlidou  1-0322010European Individual Championship (Women)A62 Benoni, Fianchetto Variation
22. N Bojkovic vs M Arabidze  ½-½322010European Individual Championship (Women)B13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
23. M Arabidze vs C Foisor  ½-½732010European Individual Championship (Women)E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
24. O Girya vs M Arabidze  1-0472010European Individual Championship (Women)A46 Queen's Pawn Game
25. M Arabidze vs S Djukic  1-0372010European Individual Championship (Women)A43 Old Benoni
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  Tabanus: WIM in 2009. Now rated 2254

European U14 champion in 2008 (and 4th in U16 2009):

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  Tabanus: 11 more games are here: M Arabidze
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  Tabanus: World 16G vice champion 2009, behind WIM Deysi Estela Cori Tello

Nov-27-11  twinlark: Congratulations on winning the Girls U18 World Championship. This is her 4th world championship title.
Jul-29-13  notyetagm: <twinlark: Congratulations on winning the Girls U18 World Championship. This is her 4th world championship title.>

Four (!!!!) titles! Wow!

2004: Girls U-10 World Champion
2005: Girls U-12 World Champion
2007: Girls U-14 World Champion
2011: Girls U-18 World Champion

Jul-29-13  notyetagm: Meri Arabidze

Arabidze is 4th on tiebreak right now at the European Individual Women's Championship (2013), 1/2-point behind the leaders Hoang and defending champion Gunina.

Jul-29-13  nok: Told you she's great.
Jul-29-13  notyetagm: <nok: Told you she's great.>


I believed you but I wanted to see for myself. :-)

Jul-29-13  waustad: Another strong Georgian woman to follow the tradition.
Jul-30-13  Nerwal: Found back the articles by Dvoretsky about his training sessions with Arabidze :

Jul-30-13  notyetagm: <Nerwal: Found back the articles by Dvoretsky about his training sessions with Arabidze :>

Wow, good job, <nerwal>.

You are rapidly becoming one of the most useful kibitzers on this site. :-)

Aug-03-13  notyetagm: Meri Arabidze

And Arabidze qualifies for the <2014 FIDE WOMEN'S KNOCKOUT CHAMPIONSHIP> by finishing 10th on tiebreak at the European Individual Women's Championship (2013).

The top 14 finishers made it.

Sep-17-13  notyetagm: M Arabidze vs D Derakhshani, 2013

Nice combo by Arabidze.

Sep-24-13  notyetagm: World Junior Championship (Girls) (2013)

Huge battle tomorrow in Round 12 on Board 1:

Goryachkina (8 1/2) vs Arabidze (7 1/2)

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  Penguincw: 16 players remaining, and Meri Arabidze is the lowest rated player remaining at FIDE Women's World Chess Championship (2015), being the 45th seed rated 2374.

In Round 1 against 20th seed Elisabeth Paehtz, the first 4 games were all drawn before Arabidze won the next 2 games to knock out the only German in the tournament.

Then, in Round 2, against 52nd seed Yaniet Marrero Lopez, she beat the only Cuban in the tournament 1 1/2-1/2 to advance to the Sweet 16!

She will now have to face 4th seed Viktorija Cmilyte (who is the only Lithuanian) in the 3rd round.

FWIW: This "only" trend will end should she make it to the 4th round, as Kosteniuk is among 10 Russians and Harika is among 3 Indians in the tournament.

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  Penguincw: And Arabidze's cinderella run comes to an end. She actually beat 4th seed Cmilyte 2 1/2-1 1/2, winning the decisive game with black! However, she lost to 12th seed Dronavalli Harika 1 1/2-1/2 to "finally" bow out of the tournament. Still, making a run all the way to the Elite 8 is impressive (I honestly didn't think she would even make it out of the first round). Kinda a tough break, as her only lost in 14 games ends her tournament. She was the 5th highest rated Georgian out of 6 that participated, and was the last one remaining.

Despite all that, she still got a solid +7.8 rating points to rise to 2382.

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  sonia91: <- U14 (Girls) World Championship in 2007 in Turkey> Aradidze didn't won the U14 Girls' World Championship in 2007, the winner was Nazi Paikidze:

It should be added in the bio that she won 3 European Youth Championships: U10 in 2004, U12 in 2006, U14 in 2008 (

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