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Erald Dervishi
Number of games in database: 223
Years covered: 1993 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2567 (2537 rapid, 2486 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2581

Overall record: +72 -51 =65 (55.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 35 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (54) 
    B92 B42 B84 B32 B89
 Ruy Lopez (22) 
    C67 C78 C70 C97 C64
 French Tarrasch (12) 
    C05 C03 C07
 French Defense (12) 
    C05 C03 C07
 Sicilian Najdorf (11) 
    B92 B90 B97
 Sicilian Kan (8) 
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (27) 
    C92 C69 C91 C85 C78
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (20) 
    C92 C91 C85 C84 C90
 Queen's Gambit Declined (17) 
    D37 D35
 Two Knights (13) 
    C55 C56
 English (9) 
    A14 A13 A15
 Orthodox Defense (8) 
    D58 D50 D68 D63 D60
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   E Dervishi vs A Kizov, 2001 1-0
   L Williams vs E Dervishi, 2002 0-1
   G Kapidani vs E Dervishi, 2017 1/2-1/2
   C Morrison vs E Dervishi, 2001 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Bratto Festival (2007)
   Chess Olympiad (2012)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   EU-ch 4th (2003)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   European Club Cup (2006)
   37th Chess Olympiad (2006)
   Chess Olympiad (2014)
   43rd Chess Olympiad (2018)
   Chess Olympiad (2016)

   🏆 Chess Olympiad
   I V Kovalenko vs E Dervishi (Oct-05-18) 0-1
   E Dervishi vs I Papaioannou (Sep-30-18) 1/2-1/2
   E Dervishi vs E J Almedina Ortiz (Sep-28-18) 0-1
   R Makoto vs E Dervishi (Sep-27-18) 1-0
   Y Bacallao Alonso vs E Dervishi (Sep-26-18) 1-0

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(born Nov-10-1979, 39 years old) Albania

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Born in Durrės and awarded the Grandmaster title in 1998, Erald Dervishi is Albania's first and so far only GM as well as its top player. He is a lawyer by trade.


In 1994 he was the European U14 chess champion and came =3rd in the 1996 U18 European Championship. He was Albanian Champion in 1996 and 1997. Also in 1996, he helped his team Teuta Durrės to the Albanian Club Championship for that year.


Dervishi’s best results were 1st at the Elitia Open in 1997, 2nd at the Montecatini Open in 1998, 2nd at the Jesolo Open in 1999, 3rd in the Genova Open in 1999, 2nd at the Bratto Open in 1999, 2000 and 2004, 1st at the Durrės GM tournament in October 2001, =1st at Bratto 2006 and first at Bratto in 2009, =1st at the Padova Open in 2000 and 1st at the FE Padova in Italy in 2006, 1st at the FE Castione della Presolana in Italy in 2008 and 1st at the Durres Open in 2013. In November 2017, he won the 5 RIDEF Parties classiques Championnats de la Francophonie outright with 7.5/9; the event was staged in Tunisia.

Team Events (1)

<National representation> Dervishi first represented Albania at the Boy's Balkaniads in 1993 and 1994 when he played top board. In the 1993 event he won team and individual bronze and in the latter he won individual gold. He has played for Albania in the Olympiads of 1994 on board 4 and in 1998 he won the individual bronze medal for board 2. He played top board during the Olympiads of 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2010, Chess Olympiad (2012) (where he scored 8/11 on top board), Chess Olympiad (2014) and 2016. He also played top board for Albania at the European Team Championship in 2001.

<National leagues> Dervishi played top board for the Italian Obiettivo Risarcimento Padova team in the European Club Cup (2006). He also played top board for Godesberger SK in the West Bundesliga for the 2013-14 season, at the end of which it placed 5th out of 10. He also played top board for that club in the 2014-15 season of the West Bundesliga.


Dervishi is - as of 2018 - the vice-President and FIDE Delegate of the Albania Chess Federation and a member of FIDE's Commission for World Championships & Olympiads (WCO). (2)


He was awarded the Grand Master of Work Order by Albanian President Bujar Nishani in May 2017. Since 2013, he has been a member of the Steering Committee of the Albanian National Olympic Committee, in May 2017 he was the head of the Olympic Red Cross delegation in the Islamic Games in Baku on May 12-22, 2017. (3)


Dervishi's highest standard rating to date is 2582, achieved in April 2014. His peak rapid rating was also 2582, achieved in October 2017 when he scored 7/9 at the 1er Championnat d'Europe rapide des Entreprises in France.

Source (1) (2) and (3) Wikipedia article: Erald Dervishi and


Latest update 10 June 2018

Last updated: 2018-06-10 17:15:07

 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 223  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. E Dervishi vs Bagirov  ½-½251993SzombathelyC53 Giuoco Piano
2. E Karadeniz vs E Dervishi  0-1381994It BalkaniadaC48 Four Knights
3. A Ovezov vs E Dervishi  0-1681994WYFWC Szeged B16(2)C55 Two Knights Defense
4. E Dervishi vs J Stocek  ½-½501994EU-ch U18B83 Sicilian
5. V Georgiev vs E Dervishi  0-1451994Varna (Bulgaria)C45 Scotch Game
6. E Dervishi vs A Kovacevic  ½-½47199425th Balkaniad (boys)B78 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long
7. E Dervishi vs Plachetka  ½-½541994OlympiadB44 Sicilian
8. E Dervishi vs S Chumfwa  ½-½391994OlympiadB97 Sicilian, Najdorf
9. Suba vs E Dervishi  1-0211995Bern opE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
10. E Dervishi vs Kasimdzhanov  ½-½551995Wch U16B89 Sicilian
11. V Tukmakov vs E Dervishi  1-0891995Bern openE17 Queen's Indian
12. Y Shulman vs E Dervishi  1-0451995Wch U20C39 King's Gambit Accepted
13. P V Hagesaether vs E Dervishi  1-0511995Ch World (juniors) (under 20)C55 Two Knights Defense
14. Sadvakasov vs E Dervishi  1-0541996Ch World (cadets) (under 18)C55 Two Knights Defense
15. Suetin vs E Dervishi  ½-½601996Volksbank op Bern SUIC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
16. E Dervishi vs S Williams  ½-½281996Wch U18C05 French, Tarrasch
17. M Turov vs E Dervishi 0-1551996EU-ch U18C86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
18. Kotronias vs E Dervishi  1-0441997Ikaria OpenC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
19. E Dervishi vs T Karatekin  ½-½561998World Junior, CalicutB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
20. E Dervishi vs A Y Rotstein  1-0511998Montecatini Terme opB42 Sicilian, Kan
21. V Malakhov vs E Dervishi  ½-½561998Montecatini Terme opE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
22. E Dervishi vs M Sciacca  1-0471999Genova op 3thC07 French, Tarrasch
23. E Dervishi vs S Agdestein  0-1421999Cappelle la GrandeC05 French, Tarrasch
24. E Dervishi vs Akobian  0-1661999Wch U20C07 French, Tarrasch
25. S Williams vs E Dervishi  0-1351999Wch U20D35 Queen's Gambit Declined
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  whiteshark: Never heard of him before.
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  GrahamClayton: Here is an interview with Dervishi on Albanian TV:

Nov-06-13  BIDMONFA: Erald Dervishi


Premium Chessgames Member
  TheFocus: His friends call him "WHIRLING".
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