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Baadur Jobava
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Number of games in database: 1,340
Years covered: 1997 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2687 (2605 rapid, 2574 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2734

Overall record: +486 -219 =370 (62.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 265 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (63) 
    A45 D00 A41 E10 A40
 Sicilian (58) 
    B23 B33 B94 B32 B20
 Queen's Indian (45) 
    E12 E15 E17 E13 E19
 King's Indian (44) 
    E62 E90 E86 E77 E81
 Nimzo-Larsen Attack (40) 
 Slav (38) 
    D17 D15 D10 D16 D14
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (150) 
    B90 B65 B92 B30 B50
 King's Indian (104) 
    E67 E70 E94 E66 E62
 Caro-Kann (78) 
    B12 B18 B19 B11 B14
 Sicilian Najdorf (56) 
    B90 B92 B96 B93 B91
 Queen's Pawn Game (36) 
    A45 A46 E00 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 O Korneev, 2014 1-0
   Jobava vs B Savchenko, 2014 1-0
   Jobava vs H H Hernandez, 2008 1-0
   Jobava vs Carlsen, 2005 1-0
   Jobava vs Wang Hao, 2006 1-0
   Jobava vs M Tissir, 2014 1-0
   Jobava vs Ponomariov, 2016 1-0

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

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Xtracon Chess Open (2017)
   Bronstein Memorial (2014)
   Tata Steel Group B (2014)
   Corus Group B (2006)
   European Individual Championship (2016)
   10th European Individual Championship (2009)
   European Individual Championships (2010)
   7th European Individual Championship (2006)
   Chess Olympiad (2016)
   European Individual Chess Championship (2017)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   EU-ch 4th (2003)
   Chess Olympiad (2010)
   Olympiad (2008)
   Reykjavik Open (2017)

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
   2004 World Universities chess championship by gauer
   1999 WYCC (open) U-16 by gauer

   Jobava vs I Saric (Jul-30-17) 1/2-1/2
   N Vitiugov vs Jobava (Jul-29-17) 1/2-1/2
   Jobava vs Short (Jul-28-17) 1-0
   Jobava vs M Bosiocic (Jul-27-17) 1-0
   Shabalov vs Jobava (Jul-26-17) 0-1

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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 54; games 1-25 of 1,340  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Jobava vs J V Leal 1-0291997Wch U14A76 Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8
2. Jobava vs K Miton ½-½421997Wch U14A81 Dutch
3. Jobava vs S Tkeshelashvili  1-0311997GEO-chD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
4. Jobava vs Chuin Hoong Ronnie Lim  1-0461997Wch U14E68 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Variation, 8.e4
5. Jobava vs M Panchanathan  1-0771997Wch U14E15 Queen's Indian
6. Jobava vs S Nikoladze  1-0281997GEO-chD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
7. A Neiksans vs Jobava  1-0301997Wch U14B84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
8. D Smerdon vs Jobava  ½-½611997Wch U14B22 Sicilian, Alapin
9. Jobava vs N Edzgveradze  ½-½421997GEO-chD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
10. Jobava vs D F Nunez Vergara  1-0521997Wch U14E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
11. Jobava vs L Cernousek  1-0381997Wch U14D19 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
12. Zhang Zhuoya vs Jobava  ½-½671997Wch U14E60 King's Indian Defense
13. Y Drozdovskij vs Jobava  1-0301997Wch U14A57 Benko Gambit
14. A Orlov vs Jobava  ½-½961998Petrov memB26 Sicilian, Closed, 6.Be3
15. A Moiseenko vs Jobava  0-1331998Petrov memA45 Queen's Pawn Game
16. Jobava vs S Solovjov  ½-½571998Petrov memE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
17. S Klimov vs Jobava 0-1551998Petrov memB82 Sicilian, Scheveningen
18. Jobava vs S Milton  1-0371998Petrov memE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
19. P Skatchkov vs Jobava  1-0561998Petrov memA48 King's Indian
20. G Castaneda vs Jobava 1-0341998Petrov memB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
21. Jobava vs V Popov  0-1351998Petrov memD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
22. Jobava vs V Yemelin  0-1441998Petrov memA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
23. S Galakhov vs Jobava  0-1371999KharkovB20 Sicilian
24. N Shavtvaladze vs Jobava  ½-½281999GEO team selectB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
25. M Gagunashvili vs Jobava  0-1361999GEO-ch U16E68 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Variation, 8.e4
 page 1 of 54; games 1-25 of 1,340  PGN Download
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  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.
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  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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  posoo: ooooo NICE PIC of Mr. Jobuva! Very hansom. Why dos chesgames not say if he is maried? Is he gay or just weird???
Jul-07-16  Mr. V: <posoo> I think he might be married, but I'm with you on this one. He is attractive indeed
Premium Chessgames Member
  technical draw: His pic reminds me of Edward Scissorhands for some reason.
Sep-13-16  Conrad93: He just gained 33 points in the Olympiad.
Sep-13-16  Birthday Boy: Just 2 points short from 2700.
Sep-13-16  Conrad93: " Board one gold medal went to Baadur Jobava..."

From ChessBase.

Sep-13-16  schweigzwang: Oh the ironic.

Seriously though, Well done GM Jobava--your style entertains.

Sep-20-16  Conrad93: Baadur Late Than Never...

Am I right?

Sep-20-16  hashtag: What's_his_secret?
Sep-21-16  Conrad93: A diet consisting of ironic.
Sep-22-16  Mr. V: Today is his son's birthday.
Nov-26-16  Kamagong42: happy birthday!
Premium Chessgames Member
  sycophante: He doesn't seem to have a website or a blog. I'd like to follow his current activities, tournaments. According to he plays sometimes in the Swedish league, but what is he up to now?
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  john barleycorn: "Die Null muŖ stehen"

(frei nach Huub Stevens)

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  ketchuplover: When you don't reign it can pour.
Premium Chessgames Member
  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 8Ĺ/10 to win outright in a relatively strong field sporting 10 2600+ players.



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