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Yona Kosashvili
Number of games in database: 56
Years covered: 1986 to 2012
Last FIDE rating: 2531
Highest rating achieved in database: 2580

Overall record: +27 -11 =16 (64.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 2 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (9) 
    B50 B83 B42 B46 B32
 Ruy Lopez (6) 
    C65 C77 C78 C92 C80
 French Defense (4) 
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (9) 
    C96 C67 C91 C90 C77
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (5) 
    C96 C90 C91
 Vienna Opening (4) 
    C25 C27 C28
 Bogo Indian (4) 
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Y Kosashvili vs Korchnoi, 2002 1-0
   Murey vs Y Kosashvili, 1999 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Curacao Open (2002)

   🏆 European Club Cup
   Y Kosashvili vs Kiril D Georgiev (Oct-13-12) 1-0
   Bologan vs Y Kosashvili (Oct-12-12) 1-0
   Y Kosashvili vs Shirov (Oct-11-12) 0-1

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(born Jul-03-1970, 48 years old) Georgia (federation/nationality Israel)

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GM Yona Kosashvili MD was born in Tblisi, Georgia but together with his parents he emigrated to Israel in 1972. He is married to Zsofia Polgar since 1999 and they have two children together - Alon (2000) and Yoav (2003).

Wikipedia article: Yona Kosashvili

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 56  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Kraidman vs Y Kosashvili  ½-½321986ISR-chD59 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower
2. Y Kosashvili vs R Storm 1-0261989Biel MTO opB01 Scandinavian
3. Y Kosashvili vs N Davies  1-0501989Tel Aviv-BB06 Robatsch
4. Hur Yasin vs Y Kosashvili  0-1541989EUR-chT (Men) 9thC77 Ruy Lopez
5. Y Kosashvili vs P Haba  1-0381989EUR-chT (Men) 9thC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
6. M Lanzani vs Y Kosashvili  ½-½401989EUR-chT (Men) 9thC55 Two Knights Defense
7. Y Kosashvili vs Van Wely  0-1421989EU-ch U20B83 Sicilian
8. Beim vs Y Kosashvili  ½-½261990Tel-Aviv BIKURIE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
9. Galego vs Y Kosashvili  ½-½481990Tel aviv olC25 Vienna
10. Y Kosashvili vs Taimanov 0-1611990Tel AvivB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
11. J Sorensen vs Y Kosashvili  0-1401990Wch U20C27 Vienna Game
12. H Van Riemsdijk vs Y Kosashvili  0-1571990Novi Sad ol (Men)C91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
13. Y Kosashvili vs J Pacheco Asmat  1-0261990Novi Sad ol (Men)B30 Sicilian
14. D Hergott vs Y Kosashvili  ½-½931990Novi Sad ol (Men)E17 Queen's Indian
15. Y Kosashvili vs Psakhis  1-0431991Tel AvivC78 Ruy Lopez
16. Psakhis vs Y Kosashvili  1-0461991Israel 52/531E17 Queen's Indian
17. M D Tseitlin vs Y Kosashvili  ½-½161992It (b)C28 Vienna Game
18. Y Kosashvili vs Sutovsky  1-0451993Tel AvivA48 King's Indian
19. Smirin vs Y Kosashvili  ½-½491993HaifaC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
20. Salov vs Y Kosashvili 1-0831993Barcelona ECE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
21. Y Kosashvili vs Sutovsky  ½-½651994Rishon LeZionA48 King's Indian
22. Y Kosashvili vs N Davies  1-0431994Rishon LeZionC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
23. Y Kosashvili vs Beim  1-0501994Rishon LeZionB07 Pirc
24. Y Kosashvili vs K Mokry  ½-½651995EUCup Gr4C91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
25. Gelfand vs Y Kosashvili ½-½751995EUCup Gr4E11 Bogo-Indian Defense
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Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sneaky: He's now married to Sofia Polgar.
Dec-01-02  drukenknight: has his game improved or gone south?
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sneaky: Well he just tied for 1st place with Korchnoi at the Curacao Open!
May-08-05  Caissanist: ... and hasn't played at all since then. Neither has Sofia.
Aug-27-05  Caissanist: From a posting by <duchamp64> on the Sofia Polgar board:

< Learned at her appearance in Las Vegas: Sophia's husband is a physician who is about to do his M.D. residency in Canada -- so Sophia will be moving there with him soon. Sophia is a talented and published artist who does cartoons and caricatures.>

Dec-01-05  Chopin: I wonder if Kosashvili has ever played against any of the 3 sisters before in a tournament. It's safe to say that their children will have chess genes.

Jul-03-06  BIDMONFA: Yona Kosashvili


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  wordfunph: GM Kosashvili with career-high of 2549..

Dec-27-17  sakredkow: I'm looking through some old Robert Byrne columns - wonderful eoy activity. Kosashvili won the 12th Aegon Human-vs-Computer Tournament in 1997 where "50 of the world's best computers competed against 50 human players". Kosashvili was 6-0. (Israeli GMs aren't allowed to play in Saudi Arabia.)
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