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Baadur Jobava
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Number of games in database: 1,371
Years covered: 1997 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2712 (2672 rapid, 2585 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2734

Overall record: +488 -222 =382 (62.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 279 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (63) 
    A45 D00 A40 A41 E10
 Sicilian (63) 
    B23 B33 B94 B32 B20
 Nimzo-Larsen Attack (46) 
 Queen's Indian (45) 
    E12 E15 E17 E19 E13
 King's Indian (44) 
    E62 E90 E86 E77 E81
 Slav (39) 
    D17 D15 D10 D14 D16
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (150) 
    B90 B65 B92 B30 B63
 King's Indian (104) 
    E67 E70 E94 E66 E62
 Caro-Kann (78) 
    B12 B18 B19 B14 B11
 Sicilian Najdorf (56) 
    B90 B92 B96 B93 B91
 Queen's Pawn Game (36) 
    A45 E00 A46 D02 E10
 Philidor's Defense (32) 
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Jobava vs Bareev, 2003 1-0
   Jobava vs Karjakin, 2013 1-0
   Karjakin vs Jobava, 2014 0-1
   Jobava vs Ponomariov, 2016 1-0
   Jobava vs B Savchenko, 2014 1-0
   Jobava vs H H Hernandez, 2008 1-0
   Jobava vs O Korneev, 2014 1-0
   Jobava vs Carlsen, 2005 1-0
   Jobava vs Wang Hao, 2006 1-0
   Jobava vs M Tissir, 2014 1-0

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   European Team Championship (2011)
   Bronstein Memorial (2014)
   Xtracon Chess Open (2017)
   European Individual Chess Championship (2017)
   Tata Steel Group B (2014)
   European Individual Championship (2016)
   Corus Group B (2006)
   10th European Individual Championship (2009)
   European Individual Championships (2010)
   Chess Olympiad (2016)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   Chess Olympiad (2010)
   EU-ch 4th (2003)
   13th European Individual Championship (2012)
   Reykjavik Open (2017)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   2000 WYCC (open) U-18 by gauer
   1997 WYCC (open) U-14 199(6/?-)7 by gauer
   hossamdr's favorite games by hossamdr
   1999 WYCC (open) U-16 by gauer
   2004 World Universities chess championship by gauer

   🏆 Bundesliga 2017/18
   M Bluebaum vs Jobava (Nov-12-17) 1/2-1/2
   M Matlakov vs Jobava (Nov-11-17) 1-0
   T Nyback vs Jobava (Nov-06-17) 1-0
   Jobava vs D Anton Guijarro (Nov-05-17) 1/2-1/2
   D Solak vs Jobava (Nov-04-17) 1/2-1/2

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(born Nov-26-1983, 33 years old) Georgia

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GM Baadur Jobava is Georgia's top player. Georgian champion in 2003, 2007 and 2012, the last with 10/11. Winner of Aeroflot Open (2006). Winner of Tblisi Cup in June 2009. Sub-champion of Europe in 2010*, which qualified him to play in the World Cup (2011) in the first round he defeated Azeri GM Namig Guliyev, and in the second he beat Polish GM and number 1 Radoslaw Wojtaszek, before losing to Russian GM Dmitry Jakovenko in the third round and exiting the tournament. In December 2011, he scored 8.5/9 at the 32nd Edoardo Crespi Trophy to take outright first by 2 points, with a TPR of 2910. In 2012 he scored 7.5/11 in the 13th European Individual Championship (2012) and =1st (2nd on tiebreak) at the 14th Dubai Open (2012). In July 2012, he won the Wojtaszek - Jobava Match (2012), winning the classical segment 2.5-1.5 (+1 =3) and the rapid segment by the same margin (+2 -1 =1). In November 2012, he placed =4th at the Fujairah International Open held in the United Arab Emirates, scoring par at 6/9. Qualifying through his strong results at the 13th European Individual Championship (2012), Jobava defeated Ukrainian GM Martyn Kravtsiv in the first round but was eliminated from the tournament when he lost to another Ukrainian GM, Anton Korobov in the rapid game tiebreaker in the second round. He was =2nd behind Ivan Saric at the category 14 Tata Steel Group B (2014) event, placing 3rd on tiebreak behind veteran GM Jan Timman. In February 2014, he won the powerful Bronstein Memorial (2014) with 7/9 on tiebreak ahead of Sergey Fedorchuk and Mikhailo Oleksienko and in September he won the Memorial Tseshkovskogo 2014 in Russia.

Qualifying by nomination for the 2014-2015 Grand Prix series portion of the 2016 World Championship cycle, Jobava briefly led the FIDE Grand Prix Tashkent (2014), before finishing on 4th-7th, totting up his first 75 points in the Grand Prix. He will also contest the last two legs of the Grand Prix at the tournaments to be held in Tblisi and Khanty-Mansiysk. Jobava also played in the Qatar Masters (2014), scoring 6/9 and placing =7th in a powerful field.

Jobava highest standard rating to date was 2734 in September 2012 when he was ranked #19, which is also his highest ranking to date.

Live rating:!/2700chess *

Wikipedia article: Baadur Jobava

Last updated: 2017-05-13 13:22:49

 page 1 of 55; games 1-25 of 1,371  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Jobava vs Chuin Hoong Ronnie Lim  1-0461997Wch U14E68 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Variation, 8.e4
2. Jobava vs M Panchanathan  1-0771997Wch U14E15 Queen's Indian
3. Jobava vs S Nikoladze  1-0281997GEO-chD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
4. A Neiksans vs Jobava  1-0301997Wch U14B84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
5. D Smerdon vs Jobava  ½-½611997Wch U14B22 Sicilian, Alapin
6. Jobava vs N Edzgveradze  ½-½421997GEO-chD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
7. Jobava vs D F Nunez Vergara  1-0521997Wch U14E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
8. Jobava vs L Cernousek  1-0381997Wch U14D19 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
9. Zhang Zhuoya vs Jobava  ½-½671997Wch U14E60 King's Indian Defense
10. Y Drozdovskij vs Jobava  1-0301997Wch U14A57 Benko Gambit
11. Jobava vs J V Leal 1-0291997Wch U14A76 Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8
12. Jobava vs K Miton ½-½421997Wch U14A81 Dutch
13. Jobava vs S Tkeshelashvili  1-0311997GEO-chD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
14. S Klimov vs Jobava 0-1551998Petrov memB82 Sicilian, Scheveningen
15. Jobava vs S Milton  1-0371998Petrov memE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
16. P Skatchkov vs Jobava  1-0561998Petrov memA48 King's Indian
17. G Castaneda vs Jobava 1-0341998Petrov memB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
18. Jobava vs V Popov  0-1351998Petrov memD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
19. Jobava vs V Yemelin  0-1441998Petrov memA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
20. A Orlov vs Jobava  ½-½961998Petrov memB26 Sicilian, Closed, 6.Be3
21. A Moiseenko vs Jobava  0-1331998Petrov memA45 Queen's Pawn Game
22. Jobava vs S Solovjov  ½-½571998Petrov memE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
23. S Iljin vs Jobava  0-1301999KharkovE61 King's Indian
24. L Aroshidze vs Jobava 0-1271999GEO-ch U16B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
25. Jobava vs G Bakhtadze  1-0341999GEO team selectE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
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Jul-01-17  ketchuplover: When you don't reign it can pour.
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  morfishine: This is how lacking chess is in general: comments reduced to pathetic puns or play-on-word

Thats the only unexplored territory left for chess: dumb word play

Really pathetic


Jul-31-17  Troller: Jobava won the Xtracon Chess tournament (previously Politiken Cup) in Denmark ending last week. He scored 8/10 to win outright in a relatively strong field sporting 10 2600+ players.



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Sep-12-17  SugarDom: LGCDA supports you all the way. As in ALL THE WAY.

LOL (as long as there is no expense involved)

Sep-13-17  SugarDom: Jobava has the psychological advantage with the draw with black.

He should press for a win in the next game against the punk who's much better than him in blitz.

Sep-13-17  Arconax: <SugarDom> I wouldn't call young Wesley a "punk" but yes, I do think Jobava has excellent chances of winning tomorrow.
Sep-13-17  SugarDom: Don't even mention the name, it's unspeakable.
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  tuttifrutty: <<SugarDom> I wouldn't call young Wesley a "punk" >

I agree...but I would call Sugardom a punk instead...

<but yes, I do think Jobava has excellent chances of winning tomorrow.>

My crystal ball says BJ has a slim .0001% chance of winning.

Sep-13-17  Arconax: <fruitcake: My crystal ball says BJ has a slim .0001% chance of winning.>

I have more faith in <SugarDom>'s (and my own) assessment of tomorrow's game between Jobava and So than your "crystal ball" predictions, thank you very much.

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  tuttifrutty: We shall see...
Sep-13-17  SugarDom: Jobava the Hut's stockfish is working just fine. He's receiving the morse code from his left shoe.

Putting the lights out on Punk Solo.

Sep-13-17  Nonnus: If only Joba can put his N at h5 and his heavy artilleries on the g-file
Sep-13-17  Nonnus: Current position looks very good for Joba. The g7 and h6 pawns are sitting ducks targets
Sep-13-17  SugarDom: Jobava is ahead in tempo and clock. Always a dangerous combination.
Sep-13-17  SugarDom: Very high quality fight. No real blunders so far...
Sep-13-17  geniokov: I think it's a draw! White cannot make any chances to convert it into substantial advantage. The only advantage White has is computer evaluation.
Sep-13-17  SugarDom: Exactly <geniokov>. The idiots in the WS page is too slow in the uptake. That what happens when they ban people like us there.
Sep-13-17  geniokov: I was impressed about Jobaba's handling of White pieces!
Sep-13-17  geniokov: Jobava is a dangerous player. He must not be understimated. He is the same as GM Kiril Giorgiev!
Sep-13-17  SugarDom: But this is looking more like a draw than a decisive result.
Sep-13-17  geniokov: Correct Sugardom!
Sep-13-17  SugarDom: Rooks and pawns endgames with equal material are mostly drawn.
Sep-13-17  SugarDom: In other words it's a <technical draw>.
Sep-13-17  geniokov: After Black's..g5 then it would be draw!
Nov-16-17  waustad: This week the Austrian Bundesliga starts, with Jobava playing first board for Sparkasse Jenbach. Games are on live via
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