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Zurab Alekseyevich Azmaiparashvili
Number of games in database: 1,010
Years covered: 1968 to 2008
Last FIDE rating: 2637 (2619 rapid, 2600 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2679

Overall record: +303 -155 =416 (58.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 136 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 English, 1 c4 e5 (54) 
    A29 A21 A25 A28 A22
 Nimzo Indian (50) 
    E32 E21 E58 E55 E34
 Slav (48) 
    D10 D11 D12 D17 D15
 King's Indian (45) 
    E92 E97 E60 E90 E77
 English (38) 
    A16 A15 A10 A19 A11
 Queen's Indian (32) 
    E12 E15 E17 E16 E19
With the Black pieces:
 Pirc (119) 
    B08 B07 B09
 Robatsch (92) 
 Queen's Pawn Game (59) 
    A41 A40 D02 D01 A45
 Sicilian (29) 
    B93 B97 B90 B22 B23
 Grunfeld (21) 
    D85 D97 D91 D73 D76
 Queen's Gambit Declined (17) 
    D37 D35 D31 D06 D30
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Karpov vs Azmaiparashvili, 1983 0-1
   Azmaiparashvili vs J Ye, 1988 1-0
   Judit Polgar vs Azmaiparashvili, 2003 0-1
   Ivanchuk vs Azmaiparashvili, 2000 1/2-1/2
   Korchnoi vs Azmaiparashvili, 1996 0-1
   Ganguly vs Azmaiparashvili, 2004 0-1
   J M Hodgson vs Azmaiparashvili, 1989 0-1
   Gelfand vs Azmaiparashvili, 2001 0-1
   Shirov vs Azmaiparashvili, 2003 1/2-1/2
   Azmaiparashvili vs Kurajica, 1995 1-0

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament 2001/02 (2001)
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Montecatini Terme (2000)
   Pune Super GM (2004)
   Hotel Bali Stars (2003)
   EU-ch 4th (2003)
   50th USSR Championship (1983)
   European Clubs Cup (Men) (2003)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   European Individual Championship (2007)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Pirc by Cannon Fodder
   Las Palmas 1993 by suenteus po 147
   Madrid 1996 by suenteus po 147
   Dos Hermanas 2001 by suenteus po 147
   Montecatini Terme 2000 by suenteus po 147
   Probably, Perhaps, Presumably by fredthebear

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(born Mar-16-1960, 58 years old) Georgia

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GM Zurab Alekseyevich Azmaiparashvili (1988), born in Georgia (formerly USSR). In international tournaments he was 1st at Pavlodar in 1982, 1st= at Moscow 1986, 1st at Albena 1986, 1st at Tbilisi 1986, 1st at London (Lloyds Bank Open) in 1989, and 1st at EU-ch 4th (2003). Georgian champion in 1980. He is currently Vice-President of FIDE (the World Chess Federation). On 11 August 2014, Azmaiparashvili became president of the European Chess Union by beating his predecessor Silvio Danailov withh 33:18 votes. He is an International Organizer (2002) and a FIDE Senior Trainer (2004).

Wikipedia article: Zurab Azmaiparashvili

Last updated: 2018-03-06 13:14:12

 page 1 of 41; games 1-25 of 1,010  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. V Vepkhvishvili vs Azmaiparashvili 1-0231968Friendly gameE70 King's Indian
2. V Vepkhvishvili vs Azmaiparashvili  ½-½621972Ch Chess ClubD01 Richter-Veresov Attack
3. Azmaiparashvili vs V Vepkhvishvili  0-1361975Ch Pioneer PalaceE77 King's Indian
4. Azmaiparashvili vs Lutikov  0-1451978Karseladze memA46 Queen's Pawn Game
5. V Osnos vs Azmaiparashvili  0-1281978Karseladze memD58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
6. R Klovsky vs Azmaiparashvili 0-1781979RUSB23 Sicilian, Closed
7. Azmaiparashvili vs Lutikov  1-0311979TbilisiA04 Reti Opening
8. I Efimov vs Azmaiparashvili ½-½651979URSB22 Sicilian, Alapin
9. Azmaiparashvili vs P Nikolic  ½-½711979YUG-URSA13 English
10. Azmaiparashvili vs Damljanovic  1-0351979YUG-URSA28 English
11. P Nikolic vs Azmaiparashvili  ½-½331979YUG-URSD58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
12. P Nikolic vs Azmaiparashvili 1-0561979YUG-URSA30 English, Symmetrical
13. Azmaiparashvili vs Savon  1-029197914th Soviet Team-ch final AA15 English
14. R Levit vs Azmaiparashvili 0-129197914th Soviet Team-ch qual group 2D37 Queen's Gambit Declined
15. V Vepkhvishvili vs Azmaiparashvili  0-1361979Ch Georgian 40thB25 Sicilian, Closed
16. T Ernst vs Azmaiparashvili  0-1471979GroningenB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
17. Azmaiparashvili vs Plaskett  1-0561979European Jr ChppA28 English
18. Azmaiparashvili vs Damljanovic  1-0351979European Jr ChppA28 English
19. M Rivas Pastor vs Azmaiparashvili  ½-½421979juniorsE12 Queen's Indian
20. Azmaiparashvili vs H Elyoseph  1-0261979juniorsE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
21. Azmaiparashvili vs A Negulescu  ½-½251979European Jr ChppA37 English, Symmetrical
22. Savon vs Azmaiparashvili  1-0351980URS-ch48 sf DnepropetrovskB91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
23. Azmaiparashvili vs Alexander V Ivanov ½-½271980UR-chYM Riga ,MCL 05A12 English with b3
24. Psakhis vs Azmaiparashvili  ½-½281980URS 29/384B93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
25. Chiburdanidze vs Azmaiparashvili  ½-½201980URS-ch U26B99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line
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"A man that will take back a move at chess will pick a pocket."

-- Richard Fenton

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  cu8sfan: < whiteshark:

"A man that will take back a move at chess will pick a pocket."

-- Richard Fenton>

What about simultaneous exhibits? I've seen Korchnoi and Spassky do it there.

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  whiteshark: That's quite another cu8 of tea. :D
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  wordfunph: 50th birthday of gm zurab azmaiparashvili..

Aug-02-10  cjgone: From what I read about this guy, he's pretty awesome. :D
Oct-10-10  splatty: I feel sorry for Gashimov, he is a virtuoso chess player and was left out of the Olympiad because of the politics of a self-serving ex-FIDE politician. Gashimov is more of a talent than Azmaiparashvili ever was, and it's a disgrace he inhibits a top young player from representing his own country. I already thought Azmaiparashvili was a thug and a selfish idiot from previous Chessbase reports over the years relating to his role as a FIDE vice president, and this has confirmed all of that for me and I'll be happy if I never hear his name mentioned again as he's done enough damage. (As an aside, he has been part of the corruption in FIDE to get fat and rich for years, and he is hypocrite enough to complain and try and sue when the tables are turned on him...)
Oct-03-11  Cemoblanca: Danger in Chess: How to Avoid Making Blunders :D >>>

P.S. This one would be a "decent and honest" motto for the FIDE (instead of "Gens una sumus"). ;0)

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  Penguincw: Happy Birthday POTD!
Mar-24-12  King Death: <Jul-03-08 percyblakeney: It's only five years ago Azmai was a 2700 player, in July 2003 he had a 2702 rating (just behind Ivanchuk with 2710 but well ahead of Moro with 2679). This when such a rating was enough to be #15 (and not #30 as it is today).>

And that 2702 wouldn't even get you in the top 40 today,

But there's no inflation, that's a conspiracy theory. Lee Harvey Oswald was a lone gunman too.

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  whiteshark: Quote of the Day

<A man that will take back a move at chess will pick a pocket.>

-- Fenton

'A man' as synomym for politicans and banksters!

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  OhioChessFan: I have always had a problem with moves being written down before they are made. That is not "recording". That is "making notes." FWIW, in the account, I think it made NO difference if he'd written a different move down or not.
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  offramp: Would you buy a used car from this man?
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  offramp: I took the plunge and bought a second-hand Volkswagen Puppo from Azmai.

I later found out that it was two different cars sellotaped together!

Only the front end was a Volkswagen. Now he won't answer the phone.

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  Jim Bartle: Sounds about right.
Aug-13-14  Karpova: The new president of the European Chess Union.


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  perfidious: The fix is in, baby!

Y'all want a title? A boost in rating? The Big A's your man! Slip him enough baksheesh and get anything!

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  MissScarlett: <“The true life story of Zurab Azmaiparashvili, famous fighter against chess corruption, and faithful servant of Makro&friends” FIDE>

Sep-11-17  Mudphudder: Famous fighter against chest corruption....uses the word "gypsy" bahahahahhaaa!
Mar-16-18  FSR: I hate to see this scumbag as Player of the Day.
Mar-16-18  HeMateMe: what specifically is this guy accused of, what has he done?
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  perfidious: <HMM>, this player, inter alia, was alleged to have fixed the result of Strumica 1995, the games for which will be found here:

There have been other shenanigans since.

Mar-16-18  hashtag: Metoo

--> <FSR: I hate to see this scumbag as Player of the Day.>

Mar-16-18  FSR: <HeMateMe>
Mar-16-18  FSR: Lurid accusations against Azmaiparashvili:
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  ChessHigherCat: <FSR: Lurid accusations against Azmaiparashvili:>

Great article but the Gandhi quote at the top of the page should be changed to:

"First they trust you, then they rue the day, then they arrest you and finally you're hired by FIDE"

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