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T Gelashvili 
Tamaz Gelashvili
Number of games in database: 846
Years covered: 1992 to 2013
Last FIDE rating: 2557 (2627 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2623
Overall record: +417 -156 =232 (66.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      41 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (141) 
    B20 B23 B21 B33 B40
 Queen's Pawn Game (32) 
    D02 A45 A46 D00 D04
 Reti System (24) 
    A04 A06 A05
 French Defense (22) 
    C00 C06 C17 C10 C18
 Caro-Kann (21) 
    B12 B18 B10 B15 B14
 Uncommon Opening (16) 
With the Black pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (58) 
    A41 A45 E00 A46 A50
 Philidor's Defense (55) 
 Sicilian (54) 
    B22 B39 B75 B51 B52
 Pirc (29) 
    B07 B08 B09
 Nimzo Indian (25) 
    E32 E41 E54 E33 E46
 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 Marjanovic, 2001 1-0
   K Siembos vs T Gelashvili, 2001 0-1
   Ehlvest vs T Gelashvili, 2002 0-1
   T Gelashvili vs V Krishnan, 2012 1-0
   T Gelashvili vs R Thoma, 2001 1-0
   Mamedyarov vs T Gelashvili, 2001 0-1
   T Gelashvili vs K Gulamali, 2011 1-0
   Robson vs T Gelashvili, 2013 0-1

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

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Tamasz Gelashvili by keypusher
   White - Sicilian: Bb2 by gaborn
   1995 WYCC (open) U-18 by gauer
   2000 World University championship by gauer
   the Snyder Variation by Lipsome

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(born Apr-08-1978, 38 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

Last updated: 2016-07-28 12:52:29

 page 1 of 34; games 1-25 of 846  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. T Gelashvili vs V Vepkhvishvili  1-045 1992 Ch Georgian 52thB78 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long
2. V Mirumian vs T Gelashvili  0-163 1993 EU-ch U16A21 English
3. A Lavrov vs T Gelashvili  1-039 1993 Nagykanizsa opA81 Dutch
4. V Vepkhvishvili vs T Gelashvili  1-036 1993 60 Years B.GurgenidzeB07 Pirc
5. B Djubek vs T Gelashvili  0-132 1993 Bratislava opA86 Dutch
6. T Gelashvili vs T Piceu  1-032 1993 EU-ch U16C00 French Defense
7. M Grabics vs T Gelashvili  1-037 1993 Nagykanizsa opB01 Scandinavian
8. L Voloshin vs T Gelashvili  1-022 1993 Bratislava opA85 Dutch, with c4 & Nc3
9. T Gelashvili vs A Luckans  1-055 1993 EU-ch U16E07 Catalan, Closed
10. S Kolar vs T Gelashvili  0-124 1993 Nagykanizsa opB07 Pirc
11. T Gelashvili vs V Vepkhvishvili  1-045 1993 Ch Georgian 53thC50 Giuoco Piano
12. D Darchia vs T Gelashvili  0-134 1993 Bratislava opB07 Pirc
13. M Kaminski vs T Gelashvili  1-030 1993 EU-ch U16B08 Pirc, Classical
14. T Gelashvili vs R Bauer  ½-½34 1993 Nagykanizsa opB10 Caro-Kann
15. T Gelashvili vs M Smolovic  1-048 1993 Bratislava opB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
16. M Vujic vs T Gelashvili  0-126 1993 EU-ch U16B01 Scandinavian
17. T Gelashvili vs G Feher  0-137 1993 Nagykanizsa opB89 Sicilian
18. T Gelashvili vs V Vepkhvishvili  ½-½16 1993 Ch GeorgianC97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
19. T Dovramadjiev vs T Gelashvili  1-065 1993 Bratislava opB24 Sicilian, Closed
20. T Gelashvili vs T Balogh  1-030 1993 EU-ch U16A26 English
21. M Borgula vs T Gelashvili  0-129 1993 Bratislava opA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
22. T Gelashvili vs Baklan  0-135 1993 EU-ch U16C18 French, Winawer
23. T Gelashvili vs P Horvath 1-044 1993 Nagykanizsa opB33 Sicilian
24. T Gelashvili vs Y Zimmerman  ½-½53 1993 Bratislava opA26 English
25. B Szuk vs T Gelashvili 1-032 1993 EU-ch U16B01 Scandinavian
 page 1 of 34; games 1-25 of 846  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.
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  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:

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  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!

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  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.

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  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.
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  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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