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Baadur Jobava
Number of games in database: 1,155
Years covered: 1997 to 2016
Last FIDE rating: 2672 (2710 rapid, 2653 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2734
Overall record: +450 -214 =348 (61.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      143 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (51) 
    B23 B33 B32 B20 B96
 Queen's Indian (44) 
    E12 E15 E17 E19
 King's Indian (43) 
    E62 E90 E86 E77 E81
 Nimzo-Larsen Attack (35) 
 Slav (35) 
    D17 D15 D10 D16 D19
 Queen's Pawn Game (29) 
    A45 D00 A40 A41 E10
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (145) 
    B90 B65 B92 B52 B50
 King's Indian (90) 
    E94 E67 E70 E66 E62
 Caro-Kann (69) 
    B12 B18 B19 B14 B11
 Sicilian Najdorf (54) 
    B90 B92 B96 B91 B93
 Queen's Pawn Game (32) 
    A45 A46 E00 D02 A41
 Modern Benoni (26) 
    A56 A70 A61 A60 A65
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Jobava vs Bareev, 2003 1-0
   Jobava vs Karjakin, 2013 1-0
   Jobava vs Carlsen, 2005 1-0
   Jobava vs B Savchenko, 2014 1-0
   Karjakin vs Jobava, 2014 0-1
   Jobava vs I Nepomniachtchi, 2014 1-0
   Jobava vs Wang Hao, 2006 1-0
   Jobava vs Mamedyarov, 2015 1-0
   R Wojtaszek vs Jobava, 2014 0-1
   S Salihu vs Jobava, 2016 0-1

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

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Bronstein Memorial (2014)
   14th Dubai Open (2012)
   Tata Steel Group B (2014)
   Corus Group B (2006)
   10th European Individual Championship (2009)
   European Individual Championship (2016)
   European Individual Championships (2010)
   Aeroflot Open (2006)
   Qatar Masters (2014)
   7th European Individual Championship (2006)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   5th Individual European Chess Championship (2004)
   EU-ch 4th (2003)
   European Team Chess Championships (2007)
   Olympiad (2008)

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

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(born Nov-26-1983, 32 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 22 May 2015

 page 1 of 47; games 1-25 of 1,156  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Jobava vs Chuin Hoong Ronnie Lim  1-046 1997 Wch U14E68 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Variation, 8.e4
2. Jobava vs S Tkeshelashvili  1-031 1997 GEO-chD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
3. D Smerdon vs Jobava  ½-½61 1997 Wch U14B22 Sicilian, Alapin
4. A Neiksans vs Jobava  1-030 1997 Wch U14B84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
5. Jobava vs S Nikoladze  1-028 1997 GEO-chD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
6. Jobava vs L Cernousek  1-038 1997 Wch U14D19 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
7. Jobava vs D F Nunez Vergara  1-052 1997 Wch U14E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
8. Jobava vs N Edzgveradze  ½-½42 1997 GEO-chD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
9. Y Drozdovskij vs Jobava  1-030 1997 Wch U14A57 Benko Gambit
10. Zhang Zhuoya vs Jobava  ½-½67 1997 Wch U14E60 King's Indian Defense
11. Jobava vs K Miton ½-½42 1997 Wch U14A81 Dutch
12. Jobava vs J V Leal 1-029 1997 Wch U14A76 Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8
13. Jobava vs M Panchanathan  1-077 1997 Wch U14E15 Queen's Indian
14. P Skatchkov vs Jobava  1-056 1998 Petrov memA48 King's Indian
15. Jobava vs S Milton  1-037 1998 Petrov memE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
16. Jobava vs V Popov  0-135 1998 Petrov memD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
17. G Castaneda vs Jobava 1-034 1998 Petrov memB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
18. A Orlov vs Jobava  ½-½96 1998 Petrov memB26 Sicilian, Closed, 6.Be3
19. Jobava vs V Yemelin  0-144 1998 Petrov memA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
20. Jobava vs S Solovjov  ½-½57 1998 Petrov memE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
21. A Moiseenko vs Jobava  0-133 1998 Petrov memA45 Queen's Pawn Game
22. S Klimov vs Jobava 0-155 1998 Petrov memB82 Sicilian, Scheveningen
23. E Mikouev vs Jobava  0-135 1999 Artek ol U16B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
24. J Jirka vs Jobava  1-025 1999 Wch U16D02 Queen's Pawn Game
25. A Tikhomirov vs Jobava  ½-½84 1999 KharkovA48 King's Indian
 page 1 of 47; games 1-25 of 1,156  PGN Download
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  MissScarlett: <In the age of computers, it's the only way to fight. Or you must know everything, or you must be original.>
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  Penguincw: Congratz to Jobava for beating Timman in a 6 game match 4 1/2-1 1/2. He lead 2 1/2-1 1/2 after 4 games, but won 2 in a row to win by that score. He also gained 5.1 rating points.
Premium Chessgames Member
  coolconundrum: Jobava should be passing 2750 soon if he keeps up the good work. Will be nice to see the guy get more invites down the line.
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  Gazman5: Really enjoying his playing style at Tashkent and how he's playing against MVL at the moment. He's created an interesting unbalanced position having given up his bishop for 3 pawns and weakened his opponent's king. White may still have an edge but it feels like he has really good practical chances in an OTB situation. Hearing about how a player has some original ideas and style is one thing but to see it in action is very enjoyable.
Oct-29-14  crazyim5: If conditioned and mentored properly, this guy is world championship calibre! Original and brilliant player!
Oct-29-14  JosepCmd: Go LexySexy! Time to prove yourself!
Oct-30-14  Mudphudder: So I hear rumors that this player was involved in a cheating scandal last year?
Nov-02-14  JohnBoy: Yeah. What Jobava cheating scandal? Explain.
Nov-19-14  Zerebuh: Jobaba has been invited to Tata Steel Chess Masters 2015. Congratulations, lots of interesting chess ahead! :)
Dec-01-14  Garech: Just so everyone knows: Baadur is not the kind of guy you can ironic. Okay?



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  Annie K.: *

- Manual wash at 30įC
- Dry in the shade
- Do not ironic!


But srsly, well said, Jobava! He was right. Those kids need to learn some manners. :)

Dec-05-14  Garech: Lol Annie, great one!!

Sure, he was right in some respects, a little over-aggressive though. He could have turned his ego down a little instead. Still, he has spoken immortal words now - they will never be forgotten!


Premium Chessgames Member
  Annie K.: It's a great meme - if only the general populace were not so terrified of all things chess, it should have gone super-viral!

Well, he probably wasn't in a great mood at the time ;) - but in his area, polite behavior in chess is taken very seriously, so such a strong reaction to bad manners is not surprising in any case.

It should also be noted, btw, that this sentence construction is perfectly legitimate in many other languages, if not in English. :)

Jan-16-15  Jim Bartle: Daniel King: "If you're playing a game of chicken with Jobava with two cars are racing toward each other, you know Jobava is going to throw the steering wheel out the window. He's never going to back down."
Feb-20-15  kummatmebro: Naa, Giri needs to be punched in the face a couple times.

Reminds me exactly of those cocky little 11 year olds who are NMs thinking they are a gift to the world when they probably will never play in the US CHampionship.

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  Penguincw: Congrats to Jobava for bouncing back in FIDE Grand Prix Tbilisi (2015) with a much better tournament. He finished with 5/11 (+3,-4,=4), recording the 2nd most wins and fewest draws, but also most losses. Despite all that, he gained 3 rating points.

He may have started 0.5/4, but then <conceded> 0.5/4.

Apr-25-15  DiscoJew: I heard he is a struggling alcoholic. Anyone know if there is some truth to that? If I'm wrong I don't mean to be spreading rumours. Many great people were are are alcoholics at any rate, and Baadur is clearly an extremely gifted player. He does seem to have good and bad streaks though, and I wonder if this is part of the reason for sometimes lacklustre performance? If he did improve on his sobriety with say AA attendance, maybe he could be world champion. He has the talent lots of people think so. Good luck brother!
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Welcome back to the 2700 club Baadur Jobava! Yesterday, he beat Zvjaginsev with white in R1 of the Russian League to bump his rating up to 2703.5, which is currently 44th in the world.

Today, he has Timofeev with black, but not to worry: a draw (at least) will maintain his rating above 2700.

Premium Chessgames Member
  Tiggler: Is Badder Joe Bovver his real name, or just the name on his gangsta rap sheet?
May-13-15  schweigzwang: He ain't Bovver.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tiggler: <schweigzwang> He's yo' bruvva?
Aug-13-15  sonia91: Jobava won 19th Hogeschool Zeeland Open in Vlissingen, Netherlands: but can't take the trophy away !
Nov-05-15  Pulo y Gata: Great interview, 2nd of two parts:
Nov-05-15  Pulo y Gata: THIS:

<SS: What is your message to all the youngsters and chess lovers out there?

BJ: Chess wise I would say donít use computers, use your brain! On a general note my advice would be that in the race to be more successful we tend to forget what is more important in life Ė human relations. Thatís why life has become so fast. Itís like a race, some sort of global hypnotization. We should slow down and understand that loving each other is the right way to live life.>

Nov-05-15  bien pensant: He should be friends with the banmaster So.
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