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Zurab Azmaiparashvili
Number of games in database: 1,009
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. 135 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 A20
 Nimzo Indian (50) 
    E32 E21 E58 E34 E55
 Slav (48) 
    D11 D12 D10 D13 D17
 King's Indian (45) 
    E92 E97 E60 E77 E90
 English (38) 
    A16 A15 A10 A11 A19
 Queen's Indian (32) 
    E12 E15 E17 E16 E19
With the Black pieces:
 Pirc (117) 
    B08 B07 B09
 Robatsch (99) 
 Queen's Pawn Game (57) 
    A41 A40 D02 E00 D01
 Sicilian (29) 
    B93 B82 B22 B90 B96
 Grunfeld (22) 
    D85 D73 D97 D91 D78
 Queen's Gambit Declined (17) 
    D37 D35 D31 D30 D06
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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
   J M Hodgson vs Azmaiparashvili, 1989 0-1
   T Hillarp Persson vs Azmaiparashvili, 2003 0-1
   Gelfand vs Azmaiparashvili, 2001 0-1
   Shirov vs Azmaiparashvili, 2003 1/2-1/2
   Ganguly vs Azmaiparashvili, 2004 0-1
   Korchnoi vs Azmaiparashvili, 1996 0-1

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

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

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

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(born Mar-16-1960, 57 years old) Georgia

[what is this?]
Zurab Azmaiparashvili, born in Georgia (formerly USSR), was awarded the GM title in 1988. 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

 page 1 of 41; games 1-25 of 1,009  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 memA04 Reti Opening
5. V Osnos vs Azmaiparashvili  0-1281978Karseladze memD58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
6. I Efimov vs Azmaiparashvili ½-½651979SSSR NCP/08\\221B22 Sicilian, Alapin
7. P Nikolic vs Azmaiparashvili 1-0561979URSA30 English, Symmetrical
8. Azmaiparashvili vs Lutikov  1-0311979TbilisiA04 Reti Opening
9. R Klovsky vs Azmaiparashvili 0-1781979RUSB23 Sicilian, Closed
10. Azmaiparashvili vs P Nikolic  ½-½711979URSA13 English
11. Azmaiparashvili vs Damljanovic  1-0351979YUG-URSA28 English
12. P Nikolic vs Azmaiparashvili  ½-½331979URSD58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
13. Azmaiparashvili vs Savon  1-0291979MoscowA15 English
14. R Levit vs Azmaiparashvili 0-1291979Spartakiada URSD37 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. I Polovodin vs Azmaiparashvili  1-0391980URSB99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line
23. Azmaiparashvili vs Gavrikov 0-1561980UR-chYM Riga ,MCL 05A15 English
24. Vasiukov vs Azmaiparashvili  1-0311980URS-ch48 sf DnepropetrovskB53 Sicilian
25. Azmaiparashvili vs A Ivanov ½-½271980UR-chYM Riga ,MCL 05A12 English with b3
 page 1 of 41; games 1-25 of 1,009  PGN Download
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Jul-13-08  ToTheDeath: Excellent interview with Kasparov talking about MGP, in this excerpt he explains how a player as old as Zurab won the European Championship.

Hanon W. Russell: Well this leads me to my next question. You’ve made a comment before about how this generation of players was brought up and learned so much from your matches with Karpov, etc. There is a tendency for many, many young masters and improving players to look at anything that occurred before Fischer as being worthless or not worth studying. What would you say to that?

Garry Kasparov: I think it’s a very stupid assessment. It’s probably, you know… you could find this kind of arrogance in the modern settings of the game of chess. They play Internet, you know, bullet game: one minute, three minutes. So they don’t have time even to concentrate on serious issues. And that’s why one of the greatest weaknesses of all young players is the endgame. When you look at, for instance, Azmaiparashvili winning the European Championship, Zurab is older than I am. So he’s a sort of dinosaur. Endgame… Counter attacks and endgames... And he was very stubborn so that’s… by the way Zurab was my coach in some of these matches, so that’s one of the players that came from that generation, learned from these matches. And even now not being, you know, most involved player, because he’s also FIDE Vice President, he has other things to do. But there’s a class; there is the solid foundation that you cannot disregard.

Mar-16-09  ILikeFruits: cheaters...
refer to...
my profile...
for more...
Mar-16-09  Nietzowitsch: <But there’s a class; there is the solid foundation that you cannot disregard.>

IMO his best endgame: R Slobodjan vs Azmaiparashvili, 1997

Mar-16-09  WhiteRook48: who is this?
Mar-16-09  SmotheredKing: <WhiteRook> This is the most honorable Azmaiparashvili, specialist in headbutting security guards at important event, unless he´s an event participant; in which case he plays an especially solid but game of Zurab chess, which is just like normal chess except touch-move doesn´t exist and moves can be taken back.
May-01-09  returnoftheking: lol smotheredking, nice description. I see why he worked with Kasparov-they fit perfectly together in style. Off the board, that is.
Jul-03-09  percyblakeney: Nice win today in the Greek League against an opponent just a few points below 2700 (Miroshnichenko):

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 c5 4. d5 b5 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bxf6 Qxf6 7. Nc3 b4 8. Nb5 Kd8 9. e4 g5 10. e5 Qg7 11. h3 Bb7 12. Qa4 a5 13. O-O-O h5 14. h4 g4 15. Ng5 exd5 16. cxd5 f6 17. Ne6+ dxe6 18. dxe6+ Kc8 19. Na7+ 1-0

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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!
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