Number of games in database: 1,861
Years covered: 1963 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2087 (2073 rapid, 1878 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2359
Overall record: +879 -660 =314 (55.9%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.
8 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.
NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
V Vepkhvishvili vs D Magalashvili, 1966 1-0
V Vepkhvishvili vs Kasparian, 1968 1-0
V Vepkhvishvili vs J Wiedersich, 1993 1-0
V Vepkhvishvili vs J Rollwitz, 1989 1-0
V Vepkhvishvili vs Z Rukhadze, 1965 1-0
V Vepkhvishvili vs S Feller, 2005 1-0
V Vepkhvishvili vs D Gedevanishvili, 1983 1-0
V Vepkhvishvili vs M Chipashvili, 1979 1-0
V Vepkhvishvili vs Davtian, 1966 1-0
T Gvarjaladze vs V Vepkhvishvili, 1998 0-1
GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
GPS Tracked Fredthebear Through the Park by fredthebear
🏆 World Senior 50+
V Vepkhvishvili vs K Bischoff (Nov-16-17) 0-1
V Vepkhvishvili vs D Lomsadze (Jul-19-12) 0-1
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FIDE player card for Varlam Vepkhvishvili
(born Mar-15-1953, 65 years old) Georgia
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|FIDE Master and International Arbiter Varlam Vepkhvishvili was born in what is now Georgia (then part of the USSR). He is the rating officer of the Georgian Chess Federation.|
| page 1 of 75; games 1-25 of 1,861
|1. V Vepkhvishvili vs T Lomaia
|| ||½-½||33||1963||Simultaneous||C47 Four Knights|
|2. M Machaidze vs V Vepkhvishvili
|| ||0-1||23||1963||Friendly game||C47 Four Knights|
|3. V Vepkhvishvili vs T Lomaia
|| ||½-½||61||1964||Simultaneous||C41 Philidor Defense|
|4. V Vepkhvishvili vs Kvintradze
||1-0||19||1964||Simultaneous||B13 Caro-Kann, Exchange|
|5. V Vepkhvishvili vs Kvintradze
||1-0||23||1964||Simultaneous||B90 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|6. G Bogveradze vs V Vepkhvishvili
|| ||0-1||52||1964||Ch Tbilisi Pupils||B76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack|
|7. V Vepkhvishvili vs D Longurashvili
|| ||0-1||25||1964||Ch Tbilisi Pupils||B13 Caro-Kann, Exchange|
|8. I Biniashvili vs V Vepkhvishvili
||0-1||25||1964||Ch Tbilisi Pupils||C57 Two Knights|
|9. V Vepkhvishvili vs V Khutsishvili
|| ||0-1||41||1964||Ch Tbilisi Pupils||C35 King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham|
|10. V Vepkhvishvili vs Konstantinov
|| ||1-0||27||1964||Ch Tbilisi Pupils||C62 Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense|
|11. Asatiani Zaal vs V Vepkhvishvili
|| ||0-1||25||1964||Ch Tbilisi Pupils||C97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin|
|12. V Vepkhvishvili vs Amirzatian
|| ||0-1||27||1964||Ch Tbilisi Pupils||B72 Sicilian, Dragon|
|13. V Vepkhvishvili vs Z Rukhadze
||1-0||32||1965||Friendly game||C97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin|
|14. Roos vs V Vepkhvishvili
|| ||0-1||39||1965||Friendly Team||B52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack|
|15. V Vepkhvishvili vs Maishnovsky
|| ||½-½||44||1965||Friendly Team||B06 Robatsch|
|16. Rodrigo Flores vs V Vepkhvishvili
|| ||0-1||42||1965||Simultaneous||A25 English|
|17. V Vepkhvishvili vs A Tsiskaridze
|| ||0-1||59||1965||Ch Tbilisi Pupils||B48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation|
|18. Bulia vs V Vepkhvishvili
|| ||0-1||30||1965||Ch Tbilisi Pupils||B30 Sicilian|
|19. V Vepkhvishvili vs I Lapidus
|| ||1-0||48||1965||Ch Tbilisi Pupils||B13 Caro-Kann, Exchange|
|20. V Vepkhvishvili vs Melkumov
|| ||½-½||55||1965||Ch Tbilisi Pupils||C02 French, Advance|
|21. Tatulov vs V Vepkhvishvili
||1-0||37||1965||Ch Tbilisi Pupils||C85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)|
|22. V Vepkhvishvili vs Nakhutsrishvili
||½-½||43||1965||Ch Tbilisi Pupils||C62 Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense|
|23. J Mukniashvili vs V Vepkhvishvili
|| ||½-½||64||1965||Ch Tbilisi Pupils||C84 Ruy Lopez, Closed|
|24. V Vepkhvishvili vs Galustov
|| ||1-0||23||1965||Ch Tbilisi Pupils||B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3|
|25. A Oganian vs V Vepkhvishvili
|| ||0-1||60||1965||Ch Tbilisi Pupils||C77 Ruy Lopez|
| page 1 of 75; games 1-25 of 1,861
|Sep-17-08|| ||dx9293: Wow...1,860 games in the database of a player I have never heard of!|
Very long career also!
|Sep-29-08|| ||whiteshark: He must be new in the <Players which most often make winning sacrifices> ranking.|
|Mar-07-09|| ||blacksburg: i've never heard of this guy. but i've never seen someone that faces the exchange spanish so often as black, and wins over half of his games.|
Repertoire Explorer: Varlam Vepkhvishvili (black)
maybe i should look at this 5...Qf6 move.
|Mar-25-09|| ||Billy Vaughan: He was going to be the subject of a movie, V for Vepkhvishvili, but the producers decided to change his name to be better understood by American audiences or something.|
|Mar-29-09|| ||ex0duz: Damn, this guy's played a LOT of games. Just some other talented Russian from the "Old School of Soviet Chess" player? Sounds like a Georgian(in no way was this meant to be taken as a serious political statement).. especially with his *vili surname..|
But yeah, i guess he wasn't as high ranked as his fellow compatriots, so it's not really that surprising when no one has heard of him, but damn.. 42 years is a long time to be playing!
|May-07-09|| ||waustad: He was 10 when he played the first games here. He was born in Georgia in 1953.|
|May-13-09|| ||whiteshark: Varlam Vepkhvishvili
Elo (01-01-2009) FM 2358
FIDE number 13600524
see also: http://www.fide.com/info?task=count...
|Sep-08-12|| ||waustad: Here's an interesting song by another Varlaam: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vik7...|
Not by the best known singer, but he seems into it.
|Apr-30-13|| ||sfm: These names are not real, but taken from a Russian alcohol test.|
|Apr-30-13|| ||Abdel Irada: <sfm: These names are not real, but taken from a Russian alcohol test.>|
Is it possible to pronounce this name correctly *without* sounding as though you just drained a fifth of Stolichnaya?
|Mar-15-14|| ||gars: <waustad>: Thank you! A very beautiful song by a very good singer!|
|Mar-15-14|| ||Penguincw: Happy 61st birthday to FM Varlam Vepkhvishvili.|
|Aug-01-16|| ||saffuna: <Wow...1,860 games in the database of a player I have never heard of!>|
I'm no scholar/historian of chess, but I'm still surprised to find a player with 1,800 games whose name I had never heard.
|Mar-15-17|| ||thegoodanarchist: A shout out to Double V on his birthday!|
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