|Jul-23-03|| ||kutuzov: Who is this guy? |
|Oct-28-04|| ||sandy simpson: This guy is apparently famous for beating the late Tony Miles twice, once a massive Cheapo and the other a game Miles was so annoyed to lose, he made old Z demonstrate that he could mate with B and N against lone K. Anyone else know anything? |
|May-28-05|| ||WTHarvey: Here are some puzzles from Zurab's games: http://www.wtharvey.com/stur.html|
|May-28-05|| ||yoozum: I'd guess that he was a Georgian, based solely on his name.|
|Dec-19-05|| ||Bobak Zahmat: He also has defeated Kasparov, to be exactly in 1976 in Tblisi!|
|Dec-19-05|| ||stanleys: I like also this game of GM Sturua:Piket vs Sturua, 1992|
|Feb-06-06|| ||Bobak Zahmat: Sturua vs Kasparov, 1976|
|Jun-08-06|| ||BIDMONFA: Zurab Sturua|
|Jun-22-06|| ||notyetagm: Sturua won the First Best Game Prize at the 1996 Erevan Olympiad for this brilliant IQP kingside attack in the Panov-Botvinnik Attack:|
[Event "Erevan ol"]
[White "Sturua, Zurab"]
[Black "Kutirov, Rolando"]
[NIC "TD 2.16.8"]
1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 cxd5 4. c4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e6 6. Nf3 Be7 7. cxd5 Nxd5
8. Bd3 Nc6 9. O-O O-O 10. Re1 Nf6 11. a3 b6 12. Bc2 Ba6 13. Bg5 Rc8 14. Qd2
Bc4 15. Qf4 Bd5 16. Qh4 g6 17. Nxd5 Nxd5 18. Rad1 Qd6 19. Bb3 f6 20. Qg4
Kf7 21. Bh6 Rfe8 22. Rxe6 Qxe6 23. Re1 Qd6 24. Bf4 Qd8 25. Qe6+ Kg7 26.
Bxd5 g5 27. Qf7+
|Jun-22-06|| ||notyetagm: That Best Game Prize winner has a lovely ending:
27 ♕f7+ ♔h6 (27 ... ♔h8 28 ♗e4 f5 29 ♗xf5 and 30 ♕xh7#) 28 ♗xg5+! fxg5 29 ♖e6+ ♗f6 30 ♖xf6+ ♕xf6 31 ♕xf6+ ♔h5 32 ♕xg5#
click for larger view
So 26 ... g5? allows mate in 6.
|Dec-11-08|| ||shr0pshire: According to chessmetrics, Mr. Sturua was ranked 27th in the world in 1991 with a rating of 2690+. It is weird that there are not more games from him during 1991. Does anyone know if games for him are missing, or if this is as good as it gets for games from Mr. Stuura, especially during his heydey of the early 90s?|
|Dec-12-09|| ||Tabanus: Four days ago he won Open UAE 2009, an open int. tournament in the United Arab Emirates:|
|Jun-08-10|| ||wordfunph: Zurab Sturua was awarded the GM title by FIDE in 1991..|
he turns 54 today, happy birthday!
|Aug-20-10|| ||Tabanus: Placed 2nd in the Abu Dhabi Masters (United Arab Emirates) 12-20 Aug. 2010: |
|Nov-13-13|| ||FSR: Of course he's a Taurus.|
|Jun-08-14|| ||whiteshark: <Jul-23-03 <kutuzov: Who is this guy?>> I ask myself the same question.|
|Jun-08-14|| ||Penguincw: Happy 55th birthday to GM Zurab Sturua.|
|Nov-01-14|| ||Prugno: GM Sturua is sharing the lead with John Nunn in the World Senior Championships (Over 50 section) after 7 rounds of 11. Several other players still in the run for first place.|
Here is the link to the official website (no games from the event yet available on Chessgames, as far as I can see):
|Nov-04-14|| ||Penguincw: Congratz to Zurab Sturua for winning the 2014 World Senior Championship (50+). He finished with 8.5/11 and edged out Keith Arkell on tiebreaks 74 1/2-72 1/2. 3 other players finished with one point.|
|May-17-15|| ||Penguincw: < Nov-04-14 Penguincw: ... 3 other players finished with one point. >|
Of course, I met finished one point behind.
Anyway, congrats to 2nd seed Zurab Sturua for winning the European Senior (50+) Championship. He finished with 7.5/9, one point ahead of 1st seed John Nunn.
|May-17-15|| ||Penguincw: < Penguincw: < Nov-04-14 Penguincw: ... 3 other players finished with one point. >|
Of course, I met finished one point behind. >
*facepalm* I <meant> (please no more errors). Too bad it's been over an hour...