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Zviad Izoria
Z Izoria 
Number of games in database: 436
Years covered: 1997 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2599 (2570 rapid, 2633 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2660

Overall record: +131 -55 =175 (60.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 75 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 English (27) 
    A15 A16 A17 A13 A10
 King's Indian (21) 
    E94 E66 E60 E62 E67
 Queen's Indian (20) 
    E15 E12 E17 E14
 Slav (18) 
    D12 D11 D15 D17
 Queen's Gambit Declined (13) 
    D30 D31 D37 D38 D35
 Reti System (11) 
    A04 A06
With the Black pieces:
 Caro-Kann (34) 
    B18 B12 B10 B14 B13
 Sicilian (33) 
    B51 B56 B67 B50 B20
 Nimzo Indian (24) 
    E54 E20 E32 E39 E53
 Queen's Pawn Game (21) 
    E10 A46 D02 A41 A40
 French Defense (18) 
    C07 C11 C08 C10 C00
 Queen's Gambit Declined (14) 
    D38 D31 D39
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Z Izoria vs T Luciani, 2005 1-0
   Z Izoria vs F Volkmann, 2003 1-0
   Z Izoria vs F Roisman, 2001 1-0
   P H Nielsen vs Z Izoria, 2008 1/2-1/2
   P Blehm vs Z Izoria, 2000 0-1
   Mamedyarov vs Z Izoria, 2003 1/2-1/2
   Z Izoria vs A Timofeev, 2001 1-0
   D Herman vs Z Izoria, 2003 0-1
   A Sarana vs Z Izoria, 2018 1/2-1/2
   Z Izoria vs S Foisor, 2018 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Foxwoods Open (2007)
   Pro Chess League (2018)
   US Championship (2018)
   HB Global Chess Challenge (2005)
   National Open (2006)
   6th Dubai Open (2004)
   8th Dubai Open (2006)
   World Junior Championship (2003)
   7th European Individual Championship (2006)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   EU-ch 4th (2003)
   6th European Individual Championship (2005)
   34th World Open (2006)
   5th Individual European Chess Championship (2004)
   Olympiad (2008)

   🏆 US Championship
   Z Izoria vs Lenderman (Apr-29-18) 1/2-1/2
   A Liang vs Z Izoria (Apr-28-18) 1-0
   Z Izoria vs Onischuk (Apr-27-18) 1/2-1/2
   Y Zherebukh vs Z Izoria (Apr-26-18) 1/2-1/2
   Z Izoria vs Nakamura (Apr-25-18) 1-0

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(born Jan-06-1984, 34 years old) Georgia (federation/nationality United States of America)

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Izoria's chess career began during his teenage years and resulted in him winning several youth titles, including the 2000 World Under-16 Championship and consecutive European Junior Championships in 2001 and 2002. He gained his grandmaster title in 2002. His greatest success to date is his victory in the HB Global Chess Challenge (2005), scoring 7.5/9 and in May 2010 he won the Texas State Championship with 6/7.

On the FIDE world ranking list of January 2006, Izoria was rated a career-high 2652, placing him joint 52nd.

Wikipedia article: Zviad Izoria

 page 1 of 18; games 1-25 of 436  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. G Sargissian vs Z Izoria  1-0481997Wch U14C07 French, Tarrasch
2. Z Izoria vs V Vepkhvishvili  1-0361997Chess Palace CupC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
3. Korotylev vs Z Izoria 1-0291998Moscow-ch opE58 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...Bxc3
4. Z Izoria vs E Alekseev  ½-½701998Moscow Kasparov CupE73 King's Indian
5. Jobava vs Z Izoria  1-0691999GEO team selectE15 Queen's Indian
6. Z Izoria vs T Gelashvili  ½-½441999GEO team selectA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
7. Z Izoria vs P Mach  1-0661999EU-ch U16E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
8. Jobava vs Z Izoria  1-0662000GEO-ch 60thE15 Queen's Indian
9. Z Izoria vs T Gelashvili  ½-½1002000GEO-ch 60thA50 Queen's Pawn Game
10. Z Izoria vs Kholmov  1-0292000Moscow Kasparov CupE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
11. Jobava vs Z Izoria 1-0442000GEO-ch U18E15 Queen's Indian
12. Z Izoria vs D Shengelia  1-0262000GEO-ch U20D44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
13. Z Izoria vs Radjabov  ½-½762000EU-ch U20A13 English
14. Z Izoria vs Jobava  ½-½752000Wch U20E66 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno
15. Z Izoria vs Zhang Pengxiang  1-0402000World JuniorA65 Benoni, 6.e4
16. P Blehm vs Z Izoria  0-1512000World JuniorB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
17. Z Izoria vs A Gershon  ½-½282000World JuniorE15 Queen's Indian
18. Z Izoria vs G Sargissian  0-1502001Tbilisi Nona 60A84 Dutch
19. T Gelashvili vs Z Izoria  ½-½622001Tbilisi Nona 60B23 Sicilian, Closed
20. Jobava vs Z Izoria  ½-½492001Tbilisi Nona 60D31 Queen's Gambit Declined
21. Jobava vs Z Izoria  1-0402001GEO olympiad selectB63 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
22. Z Izoria vs Jobava  0-1592001GEO olympiad selectE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
23. Z Izoria vs Fedorov  ½-½9920012nd European ChampionshipE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
24. P H Nielsen vs Z Izoria  ½-½5620012nd European ChampionshipA30 English, Symmetrical
25. Z Izoria vs A Galkin  ½-½1620012nd European ChampionshipD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
 page 1 of 18; games 1-25 of 436  PGN Download
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May-24-05  Joshka: <dac1990> Go to the article on the front of the home page, there is an article about 2nd place finisher Harikrishna. This article states Izoria didn't enter till the 5th round, and he was given 3 points to start the tourney. If this article is incorrect, maybe could pull it?
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  acirce: What a ridiculous article. That's journalism for you. Of course he wasn't "given 3 points". I don't even know what it is supposed to mean. Every point he got he earned on the board.

May-24-05  lopium: It's funny to see ratings over 3500! It's not similar to the elo system. On FICS, it's more similar, and the level is very strong. There's always a lot of people to play (around 400, but It can grow up to 700 or down to 250), the best rating in FICS is the one of Deep Junior, 2700.... There's some GM's, but they are far away computers, and not only Deep Junior. Gadir Guseinov for example is around 2100 or something like that. The best human's rating I saw is about 2200 in blitz and in the 2300s in standard. I am around 1500 in blitz there.
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  Chathurang1: My brother is P Mahesh Chandran, who nearly beat shabalov in this tournament
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  riskdoc: This guy must be pretty good with the Caro-Kann. Only one loss in 21 games and two wins as black at HB using the CK.
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  Resignation Trap: <Chathurang1> Here is your brother's game. Do you know where he missed the win? P Mahesh Chandran vs Shabalov, 2005
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  MoonlitKnight: <lopium> Are you sure? Because I just played a 2120 on FICS and he didn't play very good blitz at all.
May-25-05  MrSifter: <lopium> How are GM's being 2100 on FICS anywhere close to "real ratings". The best humans are in the 2700's pushing 2800 FIDE. is the closest to FIDE ratings. Most GM's are only around 100 or so points higher than their Fide rating, although a lot of untitled players have ratings in the 2600-2700.

May-26-05  Montreal1666: Does anyone know why Izoria didn't get
to play in rounds 2 and 5 and was awarded full points?
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  yoozum: <Mr. Sifter>, in most cases, it's a lot more than 100 points. Nigel frequently flirts with 3000, and we have people like Vugar Gashimov, a sub-2600 GM, who are above 3100 on a regular basis. These are but a few of the examples.
May-26-05  lopium: Well, I don't want to critic chess servers at all. I only see right now that the best human player on FICS is 2350 exactly, the 10th is 2200 exactly. That is in blitz. In standard, the best human is about 2380 and the 10th best human is 2141. Computers are a lot much stronger than humans in this server. As I said, even the GM's who are playing there are less strong. But it's normal, they don't play as they play in tournaments, they just play for fun, so it's normal they aren't that good on FICS. Computers always play like they do, and It show us that. If you have beated a 2100 on FICS in blitz and he didn't play well, it's very possible, but it is only one case in only one or few games.... Anyway maybe it was a temporally rating too, which is not stable at all. Last thing : chess players on FICS will play less good than in tournaments, so If a chess server give them a rating superior that they FIDE rating, It's not like the elo system at all. In this way, FICS is close to the FIDE rating I think, or even much strict.
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  dac1990: <Montreal1666> Izoria drew the second and won the fifth, both over the board. Where do all of these "facts" come from about Izoria's performance?
May-26-05  Montreal1666: <dac1990: <Montreal1666> Izoria drew the second and won the fifth, both over the board. Where do all of these "facts" come from about Izoria's performance? >

Well when you download the games from
the HP Global site (and here as well)
there are no games for rounds 2 and 5
for Izoria. Where is your source?

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  Resignation Trap: <Montreal1666> To find out what who-did-to-whom go to , then hit "STANDINGS", and then hit "Open".

According to the crosstable, Izoria drew with player #109 (Victor Plotkin) in round two. And in round five, Izoria defeated player #2 (Ilya Smirin).

May-27-05  Montreal1666: <Resignation Trap:>

Thanks. I take your word for it.

I was really interested to see those games. Do you were one might find them.

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  Resignation Trap: <Montreal1666> Why Soitny! Try, then bring about the position after White's 12th move (or an opening position from any game, for that matter) and a whole list will appear with all known transpositions. But pay attention as to whom played those games, as there are many examples of two weak players entering the line. For example, if you find a game that looks good, but was played in, let's say, the Scottish girls Under-12 championship of 1998, please excercise caution!

There are lots of blunders by children, adults and computers alike.

Another example: you are looking up analysis on 1. e4 Nc6 2. d4 e5 3. d5, anyone with even a minimal of experience can plainly see that 3...Nd4? loses a Knight to the simple 4. c3. Yet has dozens of examples of games beginning with those very moves.

May-27-05  Montreal1666: <Resignation Trap:> Thanks I am familiar with that websites
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  Maroczy: What is Izoria's ethnicity?
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  Resignation Trap: <Maroczy> Izoria is from Georgia.
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  refutor: what's with his hat?
Jan-06-06  chessmaster pro: yeah it's like the first gm i have seen that has a hat on
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  positionalbrilliancy: I like the hat. But not with that brown shirt...
Dec-20-06  BIDMONFA: Zviad Izoria


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  talisman: what was the problem with izoria's visa, keeping him out of the world cup?
Nov-25-07  dx9293: Since he can't play in Khanty-Mansyk, he's playing in the National Chess Congress in Philadelphia, USA! He has 3.4/4, in second place. Tournament is 6 rounds, rounds 5 and 6 today.
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