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|May-26-08|| ||Karpova: Article by chessbase regarding his death:
They cal him <one of the most original and striking players of the Soviet era.>
|May-26-08|| ||whiskeyrebel: This is sad news. Gurgenidze developed a cool system. I've switched from the Modern to the Caro Kann, but as Eric Schiller pointed out an alert CK player can use it against certain setups. Over the years I've seen GM David Norwood on ICC wielding it in blitz games to good effect.|
|May-26-08|| ||brankat: RIP GM Gurgenidze!|
|May-26-08|| ||mack: Aw, a great shame. His Caro-Rat was much fun.|
|May-26-08|| ||BIDMONFA: Bukhuti Gurgenidze|
GURGENIDZE, Bukhuti I.
|May-27-08|| ||An Englishman: Good Evening: Not too many players have had two variations of the same defense named after them, but Gurgenidze was one of them: 1.e4,c6; 2.d4,d5; 3.Nc3,g6 and 3...b5 are both his. What's odd is that the latter has a surprisingly good result in the CG database.|
|May-27-08|| ||deadlysin: this guy recently died :(|
|May-27-08|| ||ArKheiN: Nobody talk here, even in the little biography, of the Gurgenidze system of the accelerated dragon against the Maroczy, one of the soundest and most solid system of the whole system as Black? 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 g6 5.c4 Nf6 6.Nc3 d6 7.Be2 Nxd4! Qxd4 8.Bg7 the starting position of the Gurgenidze. Very respected and played at it's best by Malakhov and Tiviakov, the 2 big specialists of the system.|
|May-27-08|| ||Alphastar: RIP Gurgenidze.|
|May-27-08|| ||hedgeh0g: Yes, R.I.P.
And give the guy some credit...his rating is still 2108!
|May-27-08|| ||nummerzwei: May Mr Gurgenidze rest in peace. It seems that he has invented a lot of opening variations- and he a strong player too,obviously.|
|May-27-08|| ||Pyke: "The Georgian Champion Bukhuti Gurgenidze has for a long time shown himself to be one of the strongest masters in his country. It should be mentioned that in his games, as a rule, the creative element predominates over the practical. Whatever his result in competitions, be plays a number of interesting games, and in practically every tournament he tries out at times dubious, at times even paradoxical ideas, which, however, he upholds with great success. (Mikhail Tal pp. 382, Life and Games of Mikhail Tal)|
When reading those lines by Tal, you get the idea that Gurgenidze was a true lover and romantic of chess. Simply put: a great player.
|May-27-08|| ||Prugno: Farewell to an extremely interesting player.|
|May-28-08|| ||Gejewe: Bukhuti Gurgenidze was a strong grandmaster in a period when there were only a few dozen of them worldwide. He won games against Spassky,Petrosian,Tal, Bronstein,Polugaevsky,Keres, Taimanov,Geller,Averbakh,Kholmov just to name a few. A list to be proud of!
Old age seemed to make his chess results suffer. Around 2000 his rating dropped to about 2200, and in 2007 he had a particularly bad string of tournaments that made his rating go down from 2183 to 2101. Maybe he was already ill at that time. I have seen some of these games and can witness that he was loyal to his original style until the very end. He must have cherished the game very much in order to be able to ignore his decline and just play on as if nothing happening..
He will not only be memorized as a strong player - a tower of strength in his native Georgia for a long time - but also as a very creative mind. Here is a game that is not in the databases, but that I unearthed from Shakhmatny Bulletin. Surely not one of his best games but I was struck by the originality ( 3.a4.., 7.g4, 9.Bh3, 30.Nc5!?.. etc. )|
Gurgenidze,B - Sturua,Z [D00]
Borzhomi otchborochni, 1984
1.d2-d4 d7-d5 2.Bc1–g5 c7-c6
[another of his games with the same opening went 2...h7-h6 3.Bg5-h4 c7-c5 4.d4xc5 Ng8-f6 5.Bh4xf6 e7xf6 6.e2-e3 Bf8xc5 7.c2-c3 0–0 8.Nb1–d2 Rf8-e8 9.Nd2-b3 Bc5-b6 10.Bf1–d3 Nb8-c6 11.Ng1–e2 Bb6-c7 12.Bd3-c2 g7-g6 13.Nb3-d4 a7-a6 14.h2-h3 Qd8-d6 15.Qd1–d2 Nc6-e5 16.b2-b3 Ne5-d7 17.g2-g4 Nd7-c5 18.f2-f3 Bc8-d7 19.0–0–0 Ra8-c8 20.Ne2-f4 Nc5-e6 21.Nf4xe6 Bd7xe6 22.Kc1–b2 Bc7-b6 23.f3-f4 Be6-d7 24.f4-f5 g6-g5 25.h3-h4 Kg8-g7 26.Rh1–h3 Qd6-e5 27.Rd1–h1 Re8-h8 28.b3-b4 Bd7-b5 29.Bc2-b3 Bb5-c4 30.Bb3xc4 d5xc4 31.h4xg5 h6xg5 32.Nd4-e6+! 1–0 Gurgenidze,B-Ubilava,E USSR-ch 1981]
3.a2-a4!? a7-a5 4.e2-e3 Qd8-b6 5.Ra1–a2 Bc8-f5 6.Nb1–d2 Nb8-d7 7.g2-g4!? Bf5-g6 8.f2-f4 e7-e6 9.Bf1–h3 Bf8-e7 10.Ng1–f3 h7-h5 11.Bg5xe7 Ng8xe7 12.g4-g5 c6-c5 13.c2-c3 Qb6-c7 14.Nf3-e5 Nd7xe5 15.f4xe5 h5-h4 16.Qd1–f3 0–0–0 17.Rh1–g1 Kc8-b8 18.Bh3-f1 Rd8-f8 19.Nd2-b3 c5-c4 20.Nb3-d2 Kb8-a7 21.Ra2-a3 Qc7-b6 22.Ra3-a2 Ne7-c6 23.b2-b3!? c4xb3 24.Ra2-b2 Bg6-c2 25.Bf1–b5 Rf8-c8 26.Nd2xb3 Bc2-e4 27.Qf3-e2 Nc6-e7 28.Ke1–d2 Ne7-f5 29.Bb5-d3 Qb6-c7 30.Nb3-c5!? b7-b6 31.Rg1–b1 Be4xd3?! [31...b6xc5] 32.Qe2xd3 b6xc5 33.d4xc5! Nf5xe3!? [33...Rc8-b8 34.Rb2-b6 ; 33...Ka7-a8 34.Rb2-b6 ] 34.Rb2-b7+ Qc7xb7 35.Rb1xb7+ Ka7xb7 36.Qd3-b5+ Kb7-c7 37.Qb5-b6+ Kc7-d7 38.Qb6-d6+ Kd7-e8 39.Kd2xe3 Rc8-d8 40.Qd6-c7 h4-h3 41.c5-c6 Rh8-h4 1–0
RIP Bukhuty Gurgenidze ..
|May-28-08|| ||IMlday: A creative player and good mentor for WWC Gaprindashvili. Fans of 2♘s vs 2♗s
will like this one:Gurgenidze vs Psakhis, 1981|
|Nov-13-08|| ||brankat: A very talented and innovative GM, Mr.Gurgenidze was. |
|Nov-13-08|| ||brankat: Sicilian Gurgenidze Variation is today's Opening of the Day. Nice gesture CG!|
|Nov-13-09|| ||Open Defence: birth anniversary of a very original Master of the game!|
|Nov-13-09|| ||parisattack: Creative genius! Inventor of my favorite variation of the Robatsch.|
|Nov-13-09|| ||fred lennox: It pleases me to see this player well received. I'm quite fond of Gurgenidze myself. He was a geologist by profession. Here is a nice game. Gurgenidze vs Averbakh, 1961|
|Apr-22-11|| ||wordfunph: <GM Gurgenidze won the Georgian Championship twelve times>|
based on Secrets of Opening Surprises Vol. 7 by Jeroen Bosch, GM Gurgenidze won the Georgian Championship 13 times.
R.I.P. GM Gurgenidze..
|Nov-13-12|| ||Abdel Irada: <hedgeh0g: Yes, R.I.P.
And give the guy some credit...his rating is still 2108!>
I agree. That's definitely a pretty respectable rating for a dead guy.
|Nov-13-12|| ||Benzol: If anyone hasn't seen this game it is well worth checking out|
Savon vs Gurgenidze, 1971
|Nov-13-12|| ||Abdel Irada: Yes, <Benzol>, that is a rather nice win.|
|Nov-02-15|| ||zanzibar: His bio seems to be missing his coaching contributions:|
<Georgia. In Tbilisi, the international grand master died Buhuti Gurgenidze
International Grandmaster, Honored Coach of the USSR Buhuti Gurgenidze died today 75 years old. This was reported by representatives of Chess Federation of Georgia. Gurgenidze was 11-times champion of Georgia, participants of the final stage of the nine championships, two-time winner of the world championships among students (1957 and 1958). Over the years he coached the outstanding chess players, world champions Nona Gaprindashvilii, Maya Chiburdanidze and vice-champions - Nana Ioseliani and Nana Alexandria, reports ITAR-TASS. In the 90s Gurgenidze was Vice President of Georgian Chess Federation, continuing coaching.
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