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Tamaz Gelashvili
T Gelashvili 
Number of games in database: 883
Years covered: 1992 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2549 (2627 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2623

Overall record: +432 -166 =244 (65.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 41 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (143) 
    B20 B23 B21 B33 B40
 Queen's Pawn Game (33) 
    D02 A45 A46 D05 D00
 Reti System (24) 
    A04 A06 A05
 French Defense (22) 
    C00 C05 C17 C07 C10
 Caro-Kann (20) 
    B12 B15 B18 B10
 King's Indian Attack (17) 
With the Black pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (61) 
    A41 A45 E00 A50 A40
 Sicilian (56) 
    B22 B39 B75 B51 B66
 Philidor's Defense (55) 
 Pirc (29) 
    B07 B09 B08
 Nimzo Indian (29) 
    E32 E33 E41 E54 E59
 Scandinavian (22) 
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   T Gelashvili vs M Gagunashvili, 2001 1-0
   M Mitso vs T Gelashvili, 2000 0-1
   T Gelashvili vs I Chighladze, 2003 1-0
   T Gelashvili vs Marjanovic, 2001 1-0
   T Gelashvili vs L Gergaia, 2003 1-0
   T Gelashvili vs R Thoma, 2001 1-0
   Robson vs T Gelashvili, 2013 0-1
   T Gelashvili vs T Vasilevich, 2002 1-0
   K Siembos vs T Gelashvili, 2001 0-1
   Ehlvest vs T Gelashvili, 2002 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Acropolis Tournament (2006)
   Cappelle la Grande (2009)
   President's Cup (2008)
   112th US Open (2011)
   World Open (2012)
   St. Louis Spring Classic (Group B) (2017)
   39th World Open (2011)
   Baku Chess Festival (2007)
   41st Annual World Open (2013)
   Dubai Open (2008)
   8th Dubai Open (2006)
   37th Chess Olympiad (2006)
   6th Dubai Open (2004)
   European Individual Championship (2010)
   European Individual Chess Championship (2017)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Tamasz Gelashvili Compiled by keypusher by fredthebear
   Tamasz Gelashvili by keypusher
   White - Sicilian: Bb2 by gaborn
   1995 WYCC (open) U-18 by gauer
   2000 World University championship by gauer
   98_B20_2.b3 Sicilly n stuff by whiteshark
   Gelashvilli's Philidor by wilfredo munoz
   the Snyder Variation by Lipsome
   Sic b3 by fredthebear
   Sicilian Snyder Variation by fredthebear

   🏆 European Individual Chess Championship
   E Safarli vs T Gelashvili (Jun-10-17) 1/2-1/2
   T Gelashvili vs M Yilmaz (Jun-09-17) 0-1
   M Kravtsiv vs T Gelashvili (Jun-08-17) 1/2-1/2
   T Gelashvili vs Sutovsky (Jun-07-17) 1/2-1/2
   T Gelashvili vs F Berkes (Jun-06-17) 1-0

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(born Apr-08-1978, 40 years old) Georgia

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Tamaz Gelashvili was awarded the Grandmaster title in 1999. He was Georgian champion in 2000 and 2010 (=Merab Gagunashvili). He won the 6th New York International 2013.

Wikipedia article: Tamaz Gelashvili

 page 1 of 36; games 1-25 of 883  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. T Gelashvili vs V Vepkhvishvili  1-0451992Ch Georgian 52thB78 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long
2. M Vujic vs T Gelashvili  0-1261993EU-ch U16B01 Scandinavian
3. T Gelashvili vs G I Kopjonkin  0-1571993Bratislava opB33 Sicilian
4. T Gelashvili vs R Bauer  ½-½341993Nagykanizsa opB10 Caro-Kann
5. T Gelashvili vs Y A Zimmerman  ½-½531993Bratislava opA26 English
6. S Kolar vs T Gelashvili  0-1241993Nagykanizsa opB07 Pirc
7. T Gelashvili vs Baklan  0-1351993EU-ch U16C18 French, Winawer
8. B Djubek vs T Gelashvili  0-1321993Bratislava opA86 Dutch
9. T Gelashvili vs T Balogh  1-0301993EU-ch U16A16 English
10. T Gelashvili vs M Kriz  ½-½571993Bratislava opB33 Sicilian
11. T Gelashvili vs G Feher  0-1371993Nagykanizsa opB89 Sicilian
12. L Zaveckis vs T Gelashvili 0-1311993EU-ch U16B70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
13. D Darchia vs T Gelashvili  0-1341993Bratislava opB07 Pirc
14. B Szuk vs T Gelashvili 1-0321993EU-ch U16B01 Scandinavian
15. L Voloshin vs T Gelashvili  1-0221993Bratislava opA85 Dutch, with c4 & Nc3
16. T Gelashvili vs P Horvath 1-0441993Nagykanizsa opB33 Sicilian
17. T Gelashvili vs T Piceu  1-0321993EU-ch U16C00 French Defense
18. V Mirumian vs T Gelashvili  0-1631993EU-ch U16A04 Reti Opening
19. T Gelashvili vs M Smolovic  1-0481993Bratislava opB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
20. T Gelashvili vs A David  1-0581993Nagykanizsa opA10 English
21. M Kaminski vs T Gelashvili  1-0301993EU-ch U16B08 Pirc, Classical
22. T Gelashvili vs A Bagonyai 1-0661993Nagykanizsa opC00 French Defense
23. T Gelashvili vs A Luckans  1-0551993EU-ch U16E07 Catalan, Closed
24. M Borgula vs T Gelashvili  0-1291993Bratislava opA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
25. M Grabics vs T Gelashvili  1-0371993Nagykanizsa opB01 Scandinavian
 page 1 of 36; games 1-25 of 883  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  OneArmedScissor: Who is this young lad?!?
Apr-21-05  lopium: I don't know, i guess a Greek person.
Apr-21-05  gadfly: His name is typically Georgian and yes, he is Georgian, not Greek.
Apr-23-05  WTHarvey: Here are some win and mate puzzles from Tamaz's games:
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  keypusher: Thanks <WTHarvey>. This guy evolves the most amazing attacks from the strangest openings . . .
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  keypusher: <WTHarvey> in your first puzzle white is missing a rook on h3 -- no wonder I couldn't figure it out!
Apr-23-05  WTHarvey: <keypusher> Thanks for the tip. I've editted the diagram and credited you. Much obliged! :-)
Apr-23-05  Helloween: A thorough study of this man's games will show many examples of unbridled attacking creativity, particularly against the castled Kingside. He is a very risky and almost cautionless player.
Jan-22-06  dakgootje: He looks quite young on the picture...
Feb-02-06  itz2000: How old is he?
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  keypusher: My hero! Here's an example of how he plays. Yelena Dembo gives quite a good account of herself too.

Y Dembo vs T Gelashvili, 2004

Mar-19-07  James Bowman: He plays b3 against the sicilian very well the Snyder variation, I have used it with pretty good results on ICC, its funny how often a long pause happens after 1.) e4...c5 2.) b3 tic toc tic toc. ;o]
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  wordfunph: Tamaz with peak rating of 2623 and currently sporting a 2621..

he's 32 years old today..

Aug-04-10  cjgone: He plays an interesting alternative to the standard sicilian with b3.
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  Tabanus: Bio:

Placed 3rd in Pichay Cup (Philippines) 21-26 August 2010:

Sep-19-10  kingfu: I previously suggested that the B20 Sicilian be named after Moshe Czerniak instead of the convicted child molester Snyder, may he rot in HELL.

Perhaps, it should be re-named after this Grand Master who has played it more than anybody!

And , by the way, is PLUS 44 with it!

Anybody out there PLUS 44 with ANY opening? Anybody?

From now until the end of time , for me, this opening will be known as the CG! Czerniak-Gelashvili opening. And I will play it! Death to the Sicilian!

Aug-07-11  Jambow: Tommy boy has been real active in the U.S. I think he has taken up residence here. At the U.S. open in Orlando he is listed as playing for New York, fourth player in the standings.

Aug-07-11  Jambow: He used 1.e4...c5 2.b3 three times in the U.S. open alone so Czerniak-Gelashvili variation it is.
May-10-13  kingfu: Now Tamaz is +53 with the B20.
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  keypusher: <kingfu: Now Tamaz is +53 with the B20.>

Definitely a case of the player making the opening and not the other way around. He inspired me to try it. Let's just say I am no Tamaz Gelashvili.

May-10-13  kingfu: The way to do it is going over ALL of Tamaz with the B20. I am working on a survey now. Pretty soon there will be no reference to S...... evilboy with respect to this opening.
Nov-27-15  jerseybob: <keypusher: <kingfu: Definitely a case of the player making the opening and not the other way around> Right! I've always believed that. Witness Naka with his Qh5 fetish.
Nov-27-15  Jambow: I use the B20 fianchetto against the Sicilian exclusively on ICC, almost all blitz games. I attempt to close the center trading light squared B for Nc6 which is often allowed, trapping blacks pieces towards the queenside and breaking with the f pawn and pushing kingside pawns for an attack. Usually blacks light squared bishop ends up being a spectator. I'm only rated 1400ish at 5 minute blitz ICC, but most players at that level are claiming to be 1800 elo, not sure though. Tomaz tends to play more active and dynamic, but when my king gets loose I get in trouble even in better positions.
Apr-08-16  cunctatorg: I ain't really sure that GM Tamaz Gelashvili is equal to late GM Matulovic with respect to playing strength (Matulovic, at his peak, was a fine player) but he shares some GM Matulovic's (either bad or questionable and not generally amusing!!) tendencies (with respect to classical chess) but only when it comes to rapid chess!...
Apr-08-16  kingfu: Happy Birthday, GM Gelashvili! Where have you been? No games for over 2 years listed on CG. I read where he was in New York. Anybody have any recent information?
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