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Baadur Jobava
Number of games in database: 1,103
Years covered: 1997 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 2699 (2727 rapid, 2640 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2734
Overall record: +433 -204 =323 (61.9%)*
   * 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 (49) 
    B23 B33 B32 B20 B96
 Queen's Indian (45) 
    E12 E15 E17 E18 E13
 King's Indian (42) 
    E62 E90 E86 E66 E77
 Slav (35) 
    D17 D15 D10 D16 D19
 Nimzo-Larsen Attack (32) 
 Queen's Pawn Game (29) 
    A45 D00 E10 A40 A41
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (142) 
    B90 B65 B92 B52 B50
 King's Indian (88) 
    E94 E70 E67 E68 E62
 Caro-Kann (63) 
    B12 B18 B19 B14 B10
 Sicilian Najdorf (53) 
    B90 B92 B96 B91 B93
 Queen's Pawn Game (33) 
    A45 A46 E00 E10 D02
 Modern Benoni (23) 
    A56 A61 A60 A70 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 Mamedyarov, 2015 1-0
   Jobava vs B Savchenko, 2014 1-0
   Karjakin vs Jobava, 2014 0-1
   Jobava vs Wang Hao, 2006 1-0
   Jobava vs H Hernandez, 2008 1-0
   Jobava vs Y Yu, 2014 1-0
   Jobava vs Z Almasi, 2010 1-0

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

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

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   QP System by kenilworthian
   hossamdr's favorite games by hossamdr
   2004 World Universities chess championship by gauer
   A01 Nimzo-Larsen Attack [White] by chess.master

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(born Nov-26-1983, 31 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.

As of 1 February 2015, Jobava's standard rating was 2696. He is Georgia's #1 player and world #48. His rapid rating is 2727 (world #23) and his blitz rating is 2640.

Live rating:!/2700chess *

Wikipedia article: Baadur Jobava

Last updated 5 Feb 2015

 page 1 of 45; games 1-25 of 1,103  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Jobava vs J V Leal 1-029 1997 Wch U14A76 Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8
2. Jobava vs M Panchanathan  1-077 1997 Wch U14E15 Queen's Indian
3. Jobava vs Chuin Hoong Ronnie Lim  1-046 1997 Wch U14E68 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Variation, 8.e4
4. Jobava vs S Tkeshelashvili  1-031 1997 GEO-chD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
5. D Smerdon vs Jobava  ½-½61 1997 Wch U14B22 Sicilian, Alapin
6. A Neiksans vs Jobava  1-030 1997 Wch U14B84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
7. Jobava vs S Nikoladze  1-028 1997 GEO-chD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
8. Jobava vs L Cernousek  1-038 1997 Wch U14D19 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
9. Jobava vs D F Nunez Vergara  1-052 1997 Wch U14E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
10. Jobava vs N Edzgveradze  ½-½42 1997 GEO-chD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
11. Y Drozdovskij vs Jobava  1-030 1997 Wch U14A57 Benko Gambit
12. Zhang Zhuoya vs Jobava  ½-½67 1997 Wch U14E60 King's Indian Defense
13. Jobava vs K Miton ½-½42 1997 Wch U14A81 Dutch
14. S Klimov vs Jobava  0-155 1998 Petrov memB82 Sicilian, Scheveningen
15. P Skatchkov vs Jobava  1-056 1998 Petrov memA48 King's Indian
16. Jobava vs S Milton  1-037 1998 Petrov memE66 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno
17. Jobava vs V Popov  0-135 1998 Petrov memD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
18. G Castaneda vs Jobava 1-034 1998 Petrov memB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
19. A Orlov vs Jobava  ½-½96 1998 Petrov memB26 Sicilian, Closed, 6.Be3
20. Jobava vs V Yemelin  0-144 1998 Petrov memE10 Queen's Pawn Game
21. Jobava vs S Solovjov  ½-½57 1998 Petrov memE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
22. A Moiseenko vs Jobava  0-133 1998 Petrov memA45 Queen's Pawn Game
23. M Kekelidze vs Jobava 0-123 1999 GEO team selectB91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
24. Jobava vs M Goguadze  1-043 1999 GEO-ch U16D31 Queen's Gambit Declined
25. G Botezatu vs Jobava  0-146 1999 Artek ol U16B52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
 page 1 of 45; games 1-25 of 1,103  PGN Download
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Nov-17-13  Ed Frank: I don't know why I haven't heard of Jobava until recently. His games, with their diversity of openings and creativity, is so exciting.
Nov-17-13  fisayo123: <Ed Frank> Been missing out really.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Happy 30th birthday to GM Baadur Jobava. Not many players have a + record against Carlsen, and he's one of them (+2,=2,-1).
Feb-16-14  onur87: i dont understand chess. but jabova is my favourite player. dont need carlsen, aronian, kramnik.. :). love his games. long lives to Jabova!
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  Penguincw: Congratulations to Baadur Jobava for winning the Bronstein Memorial (2014) on tiebreaks (ahead of Sergey Fedorchuk and Mikhailo Oleksienko). All 3 finished with scores of 7/9. 6 players were half a point behind. Jobava finished with +5, which is 5 wins, 4 draws, and no losses.

Even though Jobava was the top seed by a good 24 points, he managed to pick up 10 points in this tournament, bumping his live rating up to 2716. Could 2014 be a career year for him?

Mar-17-14  Vogelweide: One of the most interesting players at the moment, no doubt..
Apr-06-14  LIFE Master AJ: Hello:

I <briefly> cover Jobava's performance in the 2006 Aeroflot Open. (He did pretty well, as I remember.)

Aug-06-14  fisayo123: Nice guy, Baadur.

Aug-08-14  onur87: thanks for video fisayo. i want from my heart,one day, he will play world championship match. :) we need colourful player such as him.
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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.>
Premium Chessgames Member
  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! :)
Premium Chessgames Member
  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 30C
- Dry in the shade
- Do not ironic!


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

Premium Chessgames Member
  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.

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