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Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant
K Arakhamia-Grant 
Number of games in database: 783
Years covered: 1986 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2345 (2323 rapid, 2202 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2506

Overall record: +291 -237 =201 (53.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 54 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (161) 
    B93 B42 B32 B90 B48
 Ruy Lopez (67) 
    C77 C65 C97 C84 C92
 French Defense (56) 
    C18 C11 C19 C10 C16
 French Winawer (32) 
    C18 C19 C16
 Caro-Kann (31) 
    B12 B18 B17 B15
 Sicilian Najdorf (29) 
    B93 B90
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (143) 
    B40 B45 B32 B83 B33
 King's Indian (97) 
    E60 E92 E97 E73 E90
 Sicilian Scheveningen (22) 
    B83 B81 B85 B80 B82
 Sicilian Taimanov (22) 
    B45 B48 B47 B46
 Modern Benoni (15) 
    A56 A58 A61 A64 A57
 Reti System (12) 
    A04 A05 A06
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Nakamura vs K Arakhamia-Grant, 2007 0-1
   D Abrahams vs K Arakhamia-Grant, 2017 0-1
   K Arakhamia-Grant vs P Poobalasingam, 2007 1/2-1/2
   K Arakhamia-Grant vs Ivkov, 1992 1-0
   K Arakhamia-Grant vs D Spence, 2009 1-0
   K Arakhamia-Grant vs Kosteniuk, 2001 1-0

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament 2001/02 (2001)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   British Championship (2006)
   Smith & Williamson British Championship (2004)
   European Individual Women's Championship (2013)
   European Individual Championship (Women) (2016)
   6th European Individual Women's Championship (2005)
   Gibraltar Chess Festival (2008)
   E.U. Championship and Cork Chess Congress (2005)
   Gibraltar Masters (2005)
   European Individual Championship (Women) (2007)
   Gibtelecom (2009)
   Gibtelecom Chess Festival (2006)
   Chess Olympiad (Women) (2016)
   Olympiad (2008)
   European Individual Championship (Women) (2010)
   Chess Olympiad (Women) (2014)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Hostdans Veterans vs Ladies 1997 by Phony Benoni
   1997 (women's) candidates tournament by gauer
   2002 Corus (group A) by gauer

   🏆 4NCL 2017/18
   K Arakhamia-Grant vs M R Harvey (May-07-18) 1/2-1/2
   S Williams vs K Arakhamia-Grant (May-06-18) 1/2-1/2
   K Arakhamia-Grant vs M Wadsworth (May-05-18) 1-0
   K Arakhamia-Grant vs I Bulmaga (Dec-30-17) 1-0, blitz
   D Charochkina vs K Arakhamia-Grant (Dec-30-17) 1-0, blitz

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(born Jul-19-1968, 50 years old) Georgia (federation/nationality United Kingdom)

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Born Ketevan Revazovna Arakhamia in Ochamchira, Georgia (formerly USSR), she was awarded the WIM title in 1986, and won the first World Junior Chess Championship for girls the same year, also winning the event in 1989 and 1990. She became a Woman Grandmaster in 1987 and a Grandmaster in 2009.

In 1990, she notched a perfect score of 12/12 at an Olympiad, where she was part of the USSR's silver medal winning team in Novi Sad. Other medals in her collection include the gold from the 1997 European Team Championships, and team gold medals from the Women's Olympiads of Moscow 1994 and Yerevan 1996.

Wife of former team captain Jonathan I M Grant, she settled in Edinburgh in 1996. National titles: Georgian champion (w) in 1983, 1984, 1986 (=Sopiko Tereladze) and 1990. British champion (w) in 2003, 2004, 2006 and 2007. Scottish absolute champion in 2003 (=Paul Motwani) and 2011.

Wikipedia article: Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant

 page 1 of 32; games 1-25 of 783  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. K Arakhamia-Grant vs N Eremina  1-0401986Minsk ttC05 French, Tarrasch
2. Z Nikolin vs K Arakhamia-Grant  0-1481987Tuzla Interzonal (Women)B95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6
3. M Litinskaya-Shul vs K Arakhamia-Grant  0-1661987URS-ch (Women)D44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
4. M Litinskaya-Shul vs K Arakhamia-Grant  1-0431988Candidates (Women)D30 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. K Arakhamia-Grant vs M Litinskaya-Shul  0-1451988Candidates (Women)E31 Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, Main line
6. N Gaprindashvili vs K Arakhamia-Grant  1-0291988Tournament (candidates)D44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
7. Xie Jun vs K Arakhamia-Grant  1-0391988Wch Girls U20B33 Sicilian
8. K Arakhamia-Grant vs A M Galliamova  0-1391989SochiC60 Ruy Lopez
9. Yurtaev vs K Arakhamia-Grant 1-0401989Moscow GMA-op 89\02D43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
10. Suetin vs K Arakhamia-Grant  ½-½301989Espoo KvTB82 Sicilian, Scheveningen
11. K Arakhamia-Grant vs Akopian  ½-½341989GMA World Cup OpenD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
12. K Arakhamia-Grant vs G Zaichik  0-1341989GMA World Cup OpenB87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
13. K Arakhamia-Grant vs Gligoric 1-0231989GMA World Cup OpenB06 Robatsch
14. K Arakhamia-Grant vs G A Timoshenko  0-1381989GMA World Cup OpenC67 Ruy Lopez
15. O Cvitan vs K Arakhamia-Grant  1-0341989GMA World Cup OpenD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
16. Gheorghiu vs K Arakhamia-Grant  ½-½161989GMA World Cup OpenD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
17. K Arakhamia-Grant vs I Rogers 1-0611989GMA World Cup OpenC41 Philidor Defense
18. E Dizdarevic vs K Arakhamia-Grant  ½-½601989GMA World Cup OpenD76 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6
19. Kholmov vs K Arakhamia-Grant 0-1421989GMA Baleares opB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
20. V Kovacevic vs K Arakhamia-Grant  1-0641989GMA Baleares opA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
21. Joel Benjamin vs K Arakhamia-Grant  1-0231989GMA Baleares opD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
22. N Gaprindashvili vs K Arakhamia-Grant  1-0311990Ch Georgia (w)E73 King's Indian
23. Anand vs K Arakhamia-Grant 1-0291990OakhamB32 Sicilian
24. K Arakhamia-Grant vs F Braga  1-03219906, Aosta op (10s)C78 Ruy Lopez
25. A M Galliamova vs K Arakhamia-Grant  1-0381990Azov UURSOA04 Reti Opening
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Jan-24-16  Octavia: A few years ago Keti contemplated retiring from chess. But her man, Jonathan kept on playing & this weekend she's preparing to play in Gibraltar once again!

A lot of GMs have a steep career to get to the top & very often they then stop playing since they imagine they can't keep performing at the top level - brainwashing tells us that! However, I think it's great when they keep playing because they really enjoy it. Then winning is still the best but not the only reason to play - does that make sense?

One day some 'old' GM is going to show you that s/he can teach the young & when that happens more often then the agist rants will disappear & chess will improve tremendously. Then everyone will be invited to play, not just kids.

Jan-27-16  waustad: Her opponent at Gibraltar tomorrow is Pia Cramling. There are 9 games between them in this database, but I would expect that they have played more than that. From the games we have here, Cramling is a tough opponent for her.
Jan-29-16  Octavia: I don't think Keti ever won against Pia, so her win was extra special!
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  OhioChessFan: Quite a player. I admit I wasn't familiar with her until stumbling on this page. She has a win with Black over Naka to her credit!

Nakamura vs K Arakhamia-Grant, 2007

Apr-03-16  Octavia: Keti features in this book amongst others: RAMPANT CHESS by Chandler & Ruxton. Some funny bonmots in there.
Apr-14-16  Octavia: would someone be able to upload 3 games of Ketevan Arakhamia? She was white against Portisch in women-veterans, Copenhagen 1997 1-0

black against Stuart Conquest in British Championship, Edinburgh 2003 0-1

and white against Rauf Mamedov in International Open, Calvia 2007 1-0

You'll find all 3 of those interesting games online somewhere. Thanks

Keti played in her home town Edinburgh. She was 2nd in the pecking order & 2nd= at the end with a nice performance! Congratulations!

Jun-01-16  posoo: DIS LADY has a GREAT NAME
Jul-19-16  Octavia: Keti is Scottish champion once again! Congratulations! She played some great games!

Happy birthday!

Sep-24-16  Octavia: Olympiad 2016: won 6! drew 2 & lost 2. I'm sure she didn't need to lose the last game but for being exhausted AND having to play team captain as well.

I noticed that some of her friends took notice & copied her by playing in the women's event when they could have played in the open! It seems a retrograde step. But who am I to judge?

Oct-06-16  Octavia: She's playing in the Isle of Man in Douglas. The 1st 38 bds are online & since she's usully in one of those, we can watch her games.There are 68 bds & its a very strong competition with ~ 60 GMs.
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  diagonal: great player, bio, chess success, and pictures:
Nov-29-16  Octavia: Keti is playing again for Baden Baden in the women's Bundesliga & has 2/2 ! g l in the games to come!
Jan-27-17  Octavia: keti is playing again in Gibraltar - I watched her win in the 3rd rd. So far she could be in a women's tournament - her 3 opponents were all female!
May-11-17  Octavia: Keti played in the Eurowomen & as in Gibraltar, she did well in the first 1/2 & not so well in the last games. I wonder if she looses interest 1/2 way through? It can't be exhaustion since they play one game a day.

The Scottish championship will be very interesting this year in Dundee: Apart from the usual sections there is a 10 games all play all & Keti + Pia Cramling are the 2 women in it! g l to both, especially to Keti!

She has won the Scottish championship thrice!!!

Jul-19-17  waustad: One more year until she's eligible to play in some seniors tournaments. She's now playing in Dundee with Pia Cramling, who, to my knowledge, has only played in one senior tournament, about a week after she turned 50.
Aug-03-17  Octavia: Keti performed very well in the invitational Dundee tournament: She started out as 2nd last grading wise & finished 2nd= !

Unfortunately I couldn't see Pia's performance since the Scottish webside it pretty lousy. I do know that Pia 0-1 Keti.

Keti is now playing in the English championship. After 6 games she's only lost to Luke McShane.

Aug-10-17  waustad: <Octavia> The server is being transferred to another machine at the moment, but in a few days, results from that tournament should all be available.
Sep-16-17  Octavia: thanks <Waustad>! Are you watching the World Cup? I can watch it via utube on my tv. When there is a break in the commentary you can often see panoramic views of Georgia & what views! It's amazing! Next year the Olympiad will happen there, too.

May be Scottish chess will ask me to play for being the oldest female player in the country. But I'm afraid the Scots are not known for their sense of humour.

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  MissScarlett: Is there a country that doesn't have any nice scenery?

<Rigsby gives Philip his description of Africa. (Food Glorious Food). - Lovely climate, clear skies, blue sea. The only trouble is, the beach goes back 500 miles.>

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  keypusher: < MissScarlett: Is there a country that doesn't have any nice scenery? <Rigsby gives Philip his description of Africa. (Food Glorious Food). - Lovely climate, clear skies, blue sea. The only trouble is, the beach goes back 500 miles.>>

Maybe Qatar, if man-made scenery is excluded. An image search seems to return nothing but skyscrapers.

Sep-19-17  Octavia: the next destination is IOM! Douglas! even Magnus Carlsen is playing there. I'm looking forward to playing there myself :)
Oct-23-17  Gudrun: <Is there a country that doesn't have any nice scenery?> Scotland! Potentially it has very nice scenery: Lots of hills & valleys and lochs! Lots of beautiful lochs! But what happens on those hills? Sheep & cows make sure that there aren't any trees in sight & nobody can go for walks except in dedicated places.

When the majority of people will be vegetarians, then Scotland will also have great places to walk about in.

Dec-04-17  Octavia: In Douglas Keti got the women's prize together with all her friends!

I played in the minor & got 3rd prize

She's now playing in the London Open. I watched her draw a rook & pawn against a rook & 2 pawns. She did all the right moves as my Keres endgame book explains :) well done.

Apr-13-18  Octavia: She won 2 in the first 1/2 & lost 2 later in the London Open. I've noticed that she often does well in the beginning. If you get tired it's best to take a bye 1/2 way through, isn't it?
Apr-19-18  Octavia: She got 5.5/11 in the EWCC & they did have a day off 1/2 way through! Her last game was pretty hair raising - she sacced lots only to get them back later with interest & Alexandra Zherebtsova had to resign - good end for Keti.
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