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Jobava 
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Baadur Jobava
Number of games in database: 1,039
Years covered: 1997 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2713 (2727 rapid, 2640 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2734
Overall record: +410 -185 =302 (62.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      142 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (47) 
    B23 B33 B32 B20 B96
 Queen's Indian (43) 
    E12 E15 E17 E18 E13
 King's Indian (41) 
    E62 E90 E86 E66 E77
 Slav (33) 
    D17 D15 D10 D16 D19
 Nimzo Indian (26) 
    E41 E21 E46 E43 E24
 Queen's Gambit Declined (26) 
    D31 D37 D30 D38
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (137) 
    B90 B65 B92 B50 B63
 King's Indian (85) 
    E94 E67 E68 E62 E70
 Caro-Kann (58) 
    B12 B18 B19 B14 B10
 Sicilian Najdorf (53) 
    B90 B92 B96 B91 B93
 Queen's Pawn Game (31) 
    A45 A46 E00 E10 D02
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (22) 
    B65 B63 B60 B64 B62
Repertoire Explorer

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
   Jobava vs Y Yu, 2014 1-0
   Jobava vs H Hernandez, 2008 1-0
   Jobava vs Wang Hao, 2006 1-0
   Jobava vs Z Almasi, 2010 1-0
   R Wojtaszek vs Jobava, 2014 0-1
   Jobava vs D Dubov, 2014 1-0

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

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Bronstein Memorial (2014)
   Moscow Open (2008)
   Tata Steel (Group B) (2014)
   European Team Championship (2011)
   Corus Wijk aan Zee Group B (2006)
   10th European Individual Championship (2009)
   European Individual Championships (2010)
   7th European Individual Championship (2006)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   13th European Individual Championship (2012)
   EU-ch 4th (2003)
   5th Individual European Chess Championship (2004)
   Chess Olympiad (2010)
   2008 Olympiad (2008)
   European Team Chess Championships (2007)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   hossamdr's favorite games by hossamdr
   A01 Nimzo-Larsen Attack [White] by chess.master
   johnawatson's favorite games by johnawatson

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BAADUR JOBAVA
(born Nov-26-1983) Georgia

[what is this?]
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.

As of 1 May 2014, Jobava's standard rating was 2712. He is Georgia's #1 player and world #35. His rapid rating is 2688 and his blitz rating is 2628.

Live rating: https://twitter.com/#!/2700chess * http://www.chess-results.com/tnr295...

Wikipedia article: Baadur Jobava


 page 1 of 42; games 1-25 of 1,039  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Jobava vs K Miton ½-½42 1997 Wch U14A81 Dutch
2. Jobava vs J V Leal 1-029 1997 Wch U14A76 Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8
3. Jobava vs M Panchanathan  1-077 1997 Wch U14E15 Queen's Indian
4. Jobava vs Chuin Hoong Ronnie Lim  1-046 1997 Wch U14E68 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Variation, 8.e4
5. Jobava vs S Tkeshelashvili  1-031 1997 GEO-chD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
6. D Smerdon vs Jobava  ½-½61 1997 Wch U14B22 Sicilian, Alapin
7. A Neiksans vs Jobava  1-030 1997 Wch U14B84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
8. Jobava vs S Nikoladze  1-028 1997 GEO-chD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
9. Jobava vs L Cernousek  1-038 1997 Wch U14D19 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
10. Jobava vs D F Nunez Vergara  1-052 1997 Wch U14E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
11. Jobava vs N Edzgveradze  ½-½42 1997 GEO-chD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
12. Y Drozdovskij vs Jobava  1-030 1997 Wch U14A57 Benko Gambit
13. Zhang Zhuoya vs Jobava  ½-½67 1997 Wch U14E60 King's Indian Defense
14. A Moiseenko vs Jobava  0-133 1998 Petrov memA45 Queen's Pawn Game
15. S Klimov vs Jobava  0-155 1998 Petrov memB82 Sicilian, Scheveningen
16. P Skatchkov vs Jobava  1-056 1998 Petrov memA48 King's Indian
17. Jobava vs S Milton  1-037 1998 Petrov memE66 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno
18. Jobava vs V Popov  0-135 1998 Petrov memD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
19. G Castaneda vs Jobava  1-034 1998 Petrov memB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
20. A Orlov vs Jobava  ½-½96 1998 Petrov memB26 Sicilian, Closed, 6.Be3
21. Jobava vs V Yemelin  0-144 1998 Petrov memE10 Queen's Pawn Game
22. Jobava vs S Solovjov  ½-½57 1998 Petrov memE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
23. V Vepkhvishvili vs Jobava  0-155 1999 Ch GeorgianA48 King's Indian
24. Jobava vs V Gaprindashvili  ½-½54 1999 GEO team selectE15 Queen's Indian
25. Jobava vs T Sammalvuo  1-071 1999 EU-chT (Men)E15 Queen's Indian
 page 1 of 42; games 1-25 of 1,039  PGN Download
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Top Analysis by Super GMs

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Dec-07-10  Llawdogg: Baddie Jobava was great at the Olympiad!
Mar-27-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: That reminds.....its baseball season! Opening day just around the corner.
Sep-02-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  twinlark: He seems to be an under appreciated player for his strength, and for the beauty of his games. Well done so far, GM Baadur! In the third round, he meets the equally awesome Dmitry Jakovenko.
Feb-11-12  Penguincw: Congratulations to Baadur Jobava, who has now defeated 5 (!) people named "Pavel" in his career.

Pavel Eljanov, probably the most famous one. Eljanov was World #6 once in 2010, and has a highest rating of 2755, tied for 24th all-time best.

Eljanov vs Jobava, 1999

Jobava vs Eljanov, 2010

Pavel Tregubov, a Russian GM, also finished tied for second once in a Russian Championship, ahead of many great players, including Andrei Kharlov, Dmitry Jakovenko and Vladimir Potkin.

Jobava vs P Tregubov, 2001

Jobava vs P Tregubov, 2010

Pavel Smirnov, another Russian GM, who knocked out Levon Aronian in FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004) (Round 3, also see Aronian vs P Smirnov, 2004 for his black win).

P Smirnov vs Jobava, 2004

Pavel Maletin, another Russian GM (Jobava seems to have ease defeating Russian GMs *)!

Jobava vs P Maletin, 2008

Pavel Tregubov, sighs, ANOTHER Russian GM.

Jobava vs P Tregubov, 2010

And lastly, the newest member,

Pavel Ponkratov. I bet you can guess his nationality and title. :)

Jobava vs P Ponkratov, 2012

*Luckily, he never defeated the greatest (e.g. Kasparov, Kramnik, Svidler, Karjakin, etc.) However, he did take down Alexander Grischuk, twice (Jobava vs Grischuk, 2004 and Jobava vs Grischuk, 2009 but still with a -2 record).

Feb-11-12  King Death: My first name isn't Pavel so maybe I got a shot!
Apr-18-12  plimko: Jobava is the top seeded player in 14th Dubai Open, a very strong tournament with 21 players over 2600.

Official site:
http://www.dubaichess.ae/

On 'Scacchi Internazionali':
http://biker60.wordpress.com/2012/0...

May-16-12  blade2012: After four-year pause Baadur Jobava returns to Georgian Championship.

Official Site
http://www.gcf.org.ge/index.php?lan...

On 'Scacchi Internazionali'

biker60.wordpress.com/2012/05/16/campionato-geor-
giano-2012/

May-16-12  King Death: Is this a case of the Devil going down to Georgia?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fgvf...

May-23-12  blade2012: Congrats to Baadur, Georgian Champion 2012!
Jul-10-12  MountainMatt: <twinlark: He seems to be an under appreciated player for his strength, and for the beauty of his games.>

Indeed, and this still seems to be the case. He's number 21 in the world, and I had never heard of him until today! Currently enjoying a (to-date) peak rating of 2730. Definitely another player to watch, now that I know he's out there!

Aug-15-12  rannewman: he was disqualified from the "Russian Online Blitz Grand Prix" for using computer software. here is the full list of the players accused:
http://chessok.com/?p=27311
Aug-15-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Jim Bartle: Oh no! What is AJ going to say?
Aug-16-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <Jim> That another of his losses in the DB came at Jobava's hands-what else?
Sep-28-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: Almost all players are Baadur than this guy.
Dec-17-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  cro777: Baadur Jobava had played the Nimzovich-Larsen Attack (1.b3) all 4 times at the 2012 World Mind Games Rapid, scoring in these games 3 points. He defeated Mamedyarov, Giri and Bologan and lost only to Kamsky.
Dec-21-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  cro777: ”Strangely enough my biggest chess impression last week is not Magnus’ record but Jobava using 1.b3! so successfully!” (GM Pavel Eljanov)
Apr-29-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  MikhailGolubev: Odessa chess TV program Shkola Chempionov with GM Baadur Jobava (April 2013) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D57K...
May-18-13  Articcircle: EICC: Police and Ambulance Called for Two Georgian Players Thursday, 16.05.2013 19:16

Two participants of the European Individual Chess Championship Baadur Jobava and David Lomsadze appeared to the last round game in an intoxicated state, moreover, Lomsadze looked battered and his face was covered in blood. The organizers of the tournament called for the police and ambulance for them.

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.
Nov-26-13  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!
Feb-20-14  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  LIFE Master AJ: Hello:

http://www.worldchessacademy.com/le...

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

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