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Tamaz Gelashvili
T Gelashvili 
Number of games in database: 883
Years covered: 1992 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2551 (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 (145) 
    B20 B23 B21 B33 B40
 Queen's Pawn Game (33) 
    A45 D02 A46 D00 D05
 Reti System (26) 
    A04 A06 A05
 Caro-Kann (22) 
    B12 B18 B10 B15 B14
 French Defense (22) 
    C00 C06 C17 C10 C07
 Uncommon Opening (16) 
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (59) 
    B22 B39 B75 B51 B52
 Queen's Pawn Game (59) 
    A41 A45 E00 A46 A50
 Philidor's Defense (55) 
 Pirc (29) 
    B07 B08 B09
 Nimzo Indian (28) 
    E32 E33 E41 E43 E25
 Scandinavian (22) 
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   T Gelashvili vs M Gagunashvili, 2001 1-0
   T Gelashvili vs L Gergaia, 2003 1-0
   M Mitso vs T Gelashvili, 2000 0-1
   Ehlvest vs T Gelashvili, 2002 0-1
   T Gelashvili vs R Thoma, 2001 1-0
   K Siembos vs T Gelashvili, 2001 0-1
   T Gelashvili vs Marjanovic, 2001 1-0
   Jobava vs T Gelashvili, 2002 0-1
   C Aghamaliyev vs T Gelashvili, 2006 0-1
   T Gelashvili vs N Mihakis, 1998 1-0

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

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
   Gelashvilli's Philidor by wilfredo munoz
   the Snyder Variation by Lipsome

   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, 39 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. T Gelashvili vs T Piceu  1-0321993EU-ch U16C00 French Defense
3. V Mirumian vs T Gelashvili  0-1631993EU-ch U16A21 English
4. T Gelashvili vs M Smolovic  1-0481993Bratislava opB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
5. T Gelashvili vs A David  1-0581993Nagykanizsa opA10 English
6. M Kaminski vs T Gelashvili  1-0301993EU-ch U16B08 Pirc, Classical
7. T Gelashvili vs A Bagonyai 1-0661993Nagykanizsa opC00 French Defense
8. T Gelashvili vs A Luckans  1-0551993EU-ch U16E07 Catalan, Closed
9. M Borgula vs T Gelashvili  0-1291993Bratislava opA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
10. M Grabics vs T Gelashvili  1-0371993Nagykanizsa opB01 Scandinavian
11. T Dovramadjiev vs T Gelashvili  1-0651993Bratislava opB24 Sicilian, Closed
12. A Lavrov vs T Gelashvili  1-0391993Nagykanizsa opA81 Dutch
13. M Vujic vs T Gelashvili  0-1261993EU-ch U16B01 Scandinavian
14. T Gelashvili vs G Kopjonkin  0-1571993Bratislava opB33 Sicilian
15. T Gelashvili vs R Bauer  ½-½341993Nagykanizsa opB10 Caro-Kann
16. T Gelashvili vs Y Zimmerman  ½-½531993Bratislava opA26 English
17. S Kolar vs T Gelashvili  0-1241993Nagykanizsa opB07 Pirc
18. T Gelashvili vs Baklan  0-1351993EU-ch U16C18 French, Winawer
19. B Djubek vs T Gelashvili  0-1321993Bratislava opA86 Dutch
20. T Gelashvili vs T Balogh  1-0301993EU-ch U16A26 English
21. T Gelashvili vs M Kriz  ½-½571993Bratislava opB33 Sicilian
22. T Gelashvili vs G Feher  0-1371993Nagykanizsa opB89 Sicilian
23. L Zaveckis vs T Gelashvili 0-1311993EU-ch U16B72 Sicilian, Dragon
24. D Darchia vs T Gelashvili  0-1341993Bratislava opB07 Pirc
25. B Szuk vs T Gelashvili 1-0321993EU-ch U16B01 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:

Premium Chessgames Member
  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.
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  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.

Premium Chessgames Member
  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!...
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  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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