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Mikhail Kobalia
Number of games in database: 725
Years covered: 1994 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2599 (2610 rapid, 2535 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2679

Overall record: +234 -97 =289 (61.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 105 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (126) 
    B90 B51 B31 B50 B30
 Ruy Lopez (49) 
    C78 C65 C84 C88 C91
 French Defense (36) 
    C10 C07 C03 C18 C05
 Caro-Kann (27) 
    B14 B13 B12 B18 B19
 Sicilian Najdorf (27) 
    B90 B93 B92
 French Tarrasch (19) 
    C07 C03 C05 C09 C06
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (104) 
    B46 B42 B43 B22 B40
 Slav (71) 
    D15 D11 D10 D12 D16
 Semi-Slav (31) 
    D45 D43 D47 D44
 Sicilian Taimanov (30) 
    B46 B47 B48 B49
 Sicilian Kan (28) 
    B42 B43 B41
 Ruy Lopez (27) 
    C67 C65 C76 C78 C77
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   M Kobalia vs Akopian, 2006 1-0
   M Kobalia vs E Nakar, 2016 1-0
   M Kobalia vs Nalbandian, 1999 1-0
   M Kobalia vs P Smirnov, 2001 1-0
   Karjakin vs M Kobalia, 2004 0-1
   A Volokitin vs M Kobalia, 2009 0-1
   Caruana vs M Kobalia, 2010 0-1
   M Kobalia vs A Brkic, 2009 1-0
   M Kobalia vs V Zakhartsov, 2001 1-0
   D Solak vs M Kobalia, 2001 0-1

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2001)
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Russian Championship Higher League (2007)
   Isle of Man International (2007)
   10th European Individual Championship (2009)
   EU-ch 4th (2003)
   Chigorin Memorial (2017)
   6th European Individual Championship (2005)
   Gibtelecom Chess Festival (2006)
   12th European Individual Championship (2011)
   Russian Chess Championships Higher League (2011)
   European Individual Championships (2010)
   13th European Individual Championship (2012)
   XXIV European Club Cup (2008)
   European Individual Chess Championship (2017)
   Aeroflot Open (2015)
   Reykjavik Open (2014)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   1998 World Junior chess championship by gauer

   🏆 Aeroflot Open
   M Kobalia vs D Andreikin (Feb-28-18) 1/2-1/2
   P Iniyan vs M Kobalia (Feb-27-18) 0-1
   M Kobalia vs A Hakobyan (Feb-26-18) 1/2-1/2
   S Gagare vs M Kobalia (Feb-25-18) 0-1
   M Kobalia vs A Sorokin (Feb-24-18) 1/2-1/2

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(born May-03-1978, 39 years old) Russia
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Grandmaster. Won the Arctic Chess Challenge 2010 and scored 7.5/11 in the 12th European Individual Championship (2011), placing 18th on tiebreak and thereby qualifying for the World Cup (2011), where he was eliminated in the first round tiebreaker by compatriot GM Igor Lysyj. His strong result in the 13th European Individual Championship (2012) qualified him for the World Cup (2013), where he defeated Denis Khismatullin in the first round but lost to compatriot and former World Champion Vladimir Kramnik in the second round tiebreaker.

Wikipedia article: Mikhail Kobalia

 page 1 of 29; games 1-25 of 725  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Korotylev vs M Kobalia  ½-½291994Moscow-chA99 Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky Variation with b3
2. M Kobalia vs O Izchenko  ½-½311994St Petersburg op2B47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
3. M Kobalia vs A Korotylev  ½-½691995RUS-ch U18B66 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6
4. T Gelashvili vs M Kobalia  0-1421995Ch World (cadets) (under 18)C55 Two Knights Defense
5. V Malakhov vs M Kobalia 1-0951995RUS-ch U18C05 French, Tarrasch
6. M Kobalia vs Sutovsky  1-0681995w-u18 boys Guarapuava BRAB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
7. M Kobalia vs Sadvakasov  1-0581996Wch U18B86 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
8. A Gelman vs M Kobalia  0-1301996Ch Moscow (open)C28 Vienna Game
9. M Kobalia vs Ponomariov  1-0401996EU-ch U18B14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
10. V Malakhatko vs M Kobalia ½-½531996Yalta opA04 Reti Opening
11. M Kobalia vs Sadvakasov  1-0321996Moscow GM2C41 Philidor Defense
12. M Kobalia vs Shaked 1-0351996Ch World (cadets) (under 18)C05 French, Tarrasch
13. V L Ivanov vs M Kobalia  0-1251996It (cat.8)C57 Two Knights
14. M Kobalia vs Kholmov  1-0461996Moscow-AC10 French
15. M Kobalia vs S Williams  1-0401996Wch U18C05 French, Tarrasch
16. M Kobalia vs M Turov  1-0471996EU-ch U18B14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
17. M Kobalia vs A Korotylev  ½-½371996RUS-Cup2B08 Pirc, Classical
18. M Kobalia vs V Malakhov  0-1341997RUS-ch U20E54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
19. M Kobalia vs M Turov  1-0481997RUS-ch U20B14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
20. M Kobalia vs Hertneck 0-1391997CredisC06 French, Tarrasch
21. Hertneck vs M Kobalia  0-1341997CredisA12 English with b3
22. M Kobalia vs M Turov  ½-½261998RUS-ch U20B14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
23. M Kobalia vs Kasimdzhanov  0-1351998Hoogovens-BC07 French, Tarrasch
24. Kasimdzhanov vs M Kobalia  0-1381998Cappelle op 14thD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
25. A M Galliamova vs M Kobalia  0-1451998RUS-chB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
 page 1 of 29; games 1-25 of 725  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-20-05  WTHarvey: Here are some puzzles from Mikhail's early games not shown here:
May-03-06  BIDMONFA: Mikhail Kobalia


Premium Chessgames Member
  brankat: Happy birthday Mikhail!
Mar-14-09  blacksburg: Gregory Shahade is angry at you, Mikhail Kobalia. you wouldn't like him when he's angry.

M Kobalia vs Naiditsch, 2009

M Kobalia vs V Malakhov, 2009

Mar-17-09  atripodi: Kobalia made up for it today:
Mar-17-09  blacksburg: yeah, that game was bananas.
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: Birthday happy GM Kobalia!
May-03-09  WhiteRook48: happy birthday!
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: 32nd Birthday happy GM Kobalia!
May-03-10  newzild: Yet another megastrong super-GM that I've never heard of...
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: <blacksburg: yeah, that game was bananas.> Ok, if you'd like to express it this way... A Volokitin vs M Kobalia, 2009

but to me someone else deserved it much more to be attributed like that...

May-03-10  Quarticom: happy birthday GM Kobalia!
Aug-08-10  Don Cossacks: Winner of Arctic Chess Challenge 2010 with 7.5 points with a last round victory over GM Loek Van Wely.Congratulations!

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