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Davit Shengelia
Number of games in database: 308
Years covered: 1995 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2512 (2528 rapid, 2457 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2587

Overall record: +133 -86 =89 (57.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (24) 
    D04 D02 A45 E10 D05
 Reti System (16) 
    A04 A06 A05
 Slav (15) 
    D12 D10 D11 D15 D14
 Nimzo Indian (12) 
    E50 E29 E32 E51 E46
 Grunfeld (9) 
    D76 D85 D94 D70 D74
 Queen's Gambit Declined (8) 
    D37 D35 D30
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (41) 
    B63 B65 B43 B22 B42
 Nimzo Indian (20) 
    E32 E21 E45 E46 E30
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (15) 
    B63 B65 B60 B68 B62
 Caro-Kann (13) 
    B12 B10 B13
 English (12) 
    A13 A11 A10 A16 A14
 Queen's Pawn Game (12) 
    E10 A46 D02 E00 A40
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   D Shengelia vs A Fauland, 2013 1-0
   D Shengelia vs Areshchenko, 2013 1-0
   Jobava vs D Shengelia, 2002 0-1
   D Shengelia vs A Belezky, 2009 1-0
   J Aagaard vs D Shengelia, 2011 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Dubai Open (2010)
   Bundesliga 2008/09 (2008)
   Cappelle la Grande (2006)
   European Individual Championship (2007)
   European Individual Championship (2013)
   Chess Olympiad (2012)
   European Team Championship (2011)
   Chess Olympiad (2016)
   Chess Olympiad (2010)
   12th European Individual Championship (2011)
   European Individual Chess Championship (2018)
   European Club Cup (2011)
   Chess Olympiad (2014)
   European Team Championship (2017)
   Chess Olympiad (2018)

   🏆 Chess Olympiad
   J Salomon vs D Shengelia (Oct-05-18) 0-1
   D Shengelia vs Martin Nayhebaver (Oct-04-18) 1-0
   D Shengelia vs A Brkic (Oct-03-18) 1/2-1/2
   E Blomqvist vs D Shengelia (Oct-02-18) 0-1
   D Shengelia vs P Makoli (Sep-30-18) 0-1

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(born Mar-06-1980, 39 years old) Georgia (federation/nationality Austria)

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Grandmaster. He was Austrian champion in 2012 and 2015.

 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 308  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. D Shengelia vs V Vepkhvishvili  0-1661995Ch Chess PalaceC99 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin,
2. D Shengelia vs V Vepkhvishvili  0-1701996Ch GeorgianC99 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin,
3. D Shengelia vs V Vepkhvishvili  1-0381997Chess Palace CupC99 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin,
4. E Grivas vs D Shengelia  0-1511998Panormo ZonalD91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5
5. Gligoric vs D Shengelia  1-0401998Panormo ZonalD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. T Gelashvili vs D Shengelia  ½-½1021999GEO team selectC10 French
7. D Shengelia vs Jobava 0-1591999GEO team selectB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
8. Z Izoria vs D Shengelia  1-0262000GEO-ch U20D44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
9. D Shengelia vs Jobava  0-1532000GEO-ch 60th 1 LigaB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
10. V Vepkhvishvili vs D Shengelia  1-0402000Caucasus-D02 Queen's Pawn Game
11. T Gelashvili vs D Shengelia  1-0482001GEO-chA03 Bird's Opening
12. D Shengelia vs T Gelashvili  1-0462001GEO-chC41 Philidor Defense
13. G Sargissian vs D Shengelia  1-0522001Tbilisi Nona 60E06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
14. D Shengelia vs Jobava  0-1452001Tbilisi Nona 60B23 Sicilian, Closed
15. A Yegiazarian vs D Shengelia  1-0362001Tbilisi Nona 60C07 French, Tarrasch
16. D Shengelia vs A Manukyan  ½-½732001BatumiB06 Robatsch
17. I Charkhalashvili vs D Shengelia  0-1422001BatumiD02 Queen's Pawn Game
18. D Shengelia vs T A Petrosian  1-0422001BatumiB75 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
19. N Zhukova vs D Shengelia  1-0342001BatumiA10 English
20. D Shengelia vs A Chibukhchian  1-0352001BatumiB07 Pirc
21. R R oglu Gadjily vs D Shengelia  0-1362001BatumiB91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
22. D Shengelia vs Z Sturua  ½-½342001BatumiB06 Robatsch
23. R Mamedov vs D Shengelia 1-0482001BatumiB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
24. D Shengelia vs V Bayramov  0-1912001BatumiE91 King's Indian
25. D Shengelia vs Jobava  ½-½1012002GEO-ch 62thD74 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O
 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 308  PGN Download
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Feb-22-05  aw1988:
Dec-28-06  BIDMONFA: Davit Shengelia


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  Tabanus: GM David Shengelia, Austria, born 6 March 1980 in Georgia. Rated 2566,

GM in 2005. Rated 2586 in July 2009. ICC: shengel

Austrian Bundestrainer, He has played in German Bundesliga 2008/09 for SC Kreuzberg, and since 2004 in Austrian Bundesliga for Styria Graz (3rd GM norm 2005). Played also in 2008 for Spanish CE Barberà.

Played for Austria in European Team Ch 2009 (board 2, 5/9, perf. 2610).

Placed 19th in European Individual Ch 2002 (1st GM norm), 1st in Cappelle-la-Grande Feb. 2005 (2nd GM norm), 2nd in Austria Open 2005, 1st in Graz Open 2005, 1st in Oberwart Open July 2006, 1st in Graz Open 2006, 1st in Schloss Open April 2007, 19th in President's Cup (Baku AZE) May 2007, 6th in Open de Sants (Spain) Sept. 2007, 3rd in Liechtenstein Open May 2008, 6th in Oberwart Open 2008, 1st in Wattens Open Aug. 2008, 2nd in Donau Open 2008, 4th in Oberwart Open 2009, 10th in Vienna Open Aug. 2009,

1st in Donau Open (Austria) 26-31 December 2009:, Happy New Year!

Biography: (in German)


Recent win: Nakamura vs D Shengelia, 2009 0-1

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  Tabanus: Best draw:

[Event "EU-chT 17th"]
[Site "Novi Sad"]
[Date "2009.10.22"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Shengelia, Davit"]
[Black "Gashimov, Vugar"]
[WhiteElo "2560"]
[BlackElo "2740"]
[WhiteTeam "Austria"]
[BlackTeam "Azerbaijan"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. d5 e6 4. Nc3 exd5 5. cxd5 d6 6. Nf3 g6 7. h3 Bg7 8. e4 O-O 9. Bd3 b5 10. Bxb5 Nxe4 11. Nxe4 Qa5+ 12. Nfd2 Qxb5 13. Nxd6 Qa6 14. N2c4 Nd7 15. O-O Ne5 16. Nxc8 Raxc8 17. Nxe5 Bxe5 18. Qf3 Rfe8 19. Rd1 c4 20. a4 Qb7 21. Ra3 Bxb2 22. d6 Qxf3 23. Rxf3 Bxc1 24. Rxc1 Red8 25. Rf4 c3 26. Rd4 Rc6 27. a5 a6 28. Rd3 Rcxd6 29. Rxd6 Rxd6 30. Rxc3 Rd5 31. Ra3 Kf8 32. Kh2 Ke7 33. g4 h5 34. Kg3 hxg4 35. hxg4 g5 36. Re3+ Kf6 37. Rf3+ Ke6 38. Re3+ Re5 39. Ra3 f6 40. Ra1 f5 41. gxf5+ Kxf5 42. Ra3 Rb5 43. Rf3+ Kg6 44. Ra3 Kh5 45. Ra4 Rb3+ 46. f3 Rb5 47. Kh3 Rb3 1/2-1/2

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  Tabanus: Placed 2nd in Open Graz (Austria) 28 Aug. - 5 Sept. 2010:

Jun-16-12  waustad: He won the 2011 Graz open:

Looking at the games he beat Eva Moser by 1/2 point, in part due to having taken many very short draws with most the other top players. The two leaders didn't play each other.

Jul-21-13  waustad: Today he is playing Luca Kessler, a 2280 player born in '97 at the Austrian Championships. Here is a link for now:
Jul-25-13  waustad: After 6 rounds he is at 5 points in the Austrian championship, leaving him with at least a tie for the lead. Alexander Fauland looks likely to join him soon,
Jul-27-13  waustad: After the penultimate round where he drew with Andreas Diermair he is tied for the lead with Peter Schreiner with 6.5/8. They have already played and drew, so it will be interesting to see what the pairings will be for the final round.
Nov-02-13  waustad: He is not having a very good tournament at the 2nd Rapid Chess Tournament of Danube Countries 2013 with 2 wins and 5 losses so far. However one of his wins is against Topalov, so it isn't a total loss.
Dec-02-13  waustad: Olimpbase has him playing for an Austrian club team in 2006 under the Georgian flag and everything from 2009 on under the Austrian flag. From his German wiki page: Seit Mai 2009 spielt er für den Österreichischen Schachbund.

They charged him 3200 euros for the transfer:

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  Penguincw: Happy 34th birthday to GM Davit Shengelia!
Mar-06-14  waustad: Happy b'day to David Shengelia, as he seems to be called now as an Austrian citizen.
Apr-20-14  waustad: He will be giving an interview on ChessBase TV Austria tomorrow discussing rook endgames. More information is available here:

These eventually wind up on a youtube channel.

Jun-10-14  waustad: It is rather odd that results are not available for the HUSEK VIENNA OPEN 2014, though they keep "updating" the listing on chess-results, but nothing ever changes. There is nothing on the tournament website telling how anybody is doing either, from what I can tell. Maybe they'll do something after it is over.

Jun-16-14  waustad: I'm off a month. Sorry. That tournament will be played on the same days as the Styrian Open, so Austrians will have to choose where to play.
Aug-24-14  waustad: The Austrian Championships have just started. Shengelia is playing Heimo Titz on top board. He's white in a very strange opening that started as a Sicilian. The games are available live here:
Aug-25-14  waustad: Tomorrow morning Shengelia will be black against Andreas Diermair in a battle of the only two players left at 3/3 in the Austrian Championships.
Aug-01-15  waustad: Congratulations on winning the 2015 Austrian championship with a round to spare, scoring 7.5/8 and leading by 1.5 going into the final round.
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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Davit Shengelia.
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