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Elizbar Ubilava
E Ubilava 
Number of games in database: 265
Years covered: 1967 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2478 (2487 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2558

Overall record: +82 -71 =104 (52.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 8 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Nimzo Indian (14) 
    E21 E44 E20 E53 E46
 English, 1 c4 c5 (9) 
    A33 A30 A31 A35
 Slav (9) 
    D17 D12 D11 D10 D14
 King's Indian (8) 
    E73 E94 E91 E90 E62
 Grunfeld (7) 
    D85 D75 D97 D93 D94
 English (7) 
    A15 A19 A10 A16 A11
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (57) 
    B92 B93 B22 B90 B23
 Sicilian Najdorf (19) 
    B92 B93 B90 B91 B97
 Queen's Gambit Declined (18) 
    D37 D31 D30
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (9) 
    B61 B60 B62 B67
 King's Indian (8) 
    E92 E94 E73 E86 E69
 Queen's Pawn Game (8) 
    A41 E10 A46 D02 E00
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Kramnik vs E Ubilava, 1992 0-1
   I Zaitsev vs E Ubilava, 1967 0-1
   F Braga vs E Ubilava, 1992 0-1
   de Firmian vs E Ubilava, 1989 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   USSR Championship (1967)
   X Anibal Open (2003)
   Gibraltar Masters (2019)

   🏆 Gibraltar Masters
   R Valhondo Morales vs E Ubilava (Jan-31-19) 0-1
   E Ubilava vs N Zhukova (Jan-30-19) 0-1
   G Welling vs E Ubilava (Jan-29-19) 0-1
   E Ubilava vs N E Povah (Jan-28-19) 1/2-1/2
   P Lombaers vs E Ubilava (Jan-27-19) 1-0

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(born Aug-27-1950, 69 years old) Georgia (federation/nationality Spain)

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Elizbar Elizbarovich Ubilava was born in Tbilisi. Awarded the IM title in 1978 and the GM title in 1988, he was 1st at Trencianske Teplice 1985, 1st at Eforie Nord 1988 and 1st= at Tbilisi 1988. Most recently he has acted in the role of a trainer; he is a FIDE Senior Trainer.

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 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 265  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. E Ubilava vs I A Kalinski  1-0421967USSR ChampionshipC77 Ruy Lopez
2. I Zaitsev vs E Ubilava  0-1331967USSR ChampionshipB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
3. Alburt vs E Ubilava  1-0461969URS-ch Young MastersB06 Robatsch
4. Tal vs E Ubilava  ½-½601970GEO-chE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
5. Bagirov vs E Ubilava  1-0491971TbilisiD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
6. V Vepkhvishvili vs E Ubilava  1-0281971Ch Tbilisi UniversityB32 Sicilian
7. V Vepkhvishvili vs E Ubilava  0-1431971Ch Chess ClubB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
8. E Ubilava vs Karpov  ½-½231971URS-ch sfB40 Sicilian
9. N Gaprindashvili vs E Ubilava  ½-½421971Goglidze MemorialB39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
10. E Ubilava vs V Vepkhvishvili  1-0271972Qual Georgian Olympic TeamC77 Ruy Lopez
11. V Tukmakov vs E Ubilava  ½-½63197212th Soviet Team-ch qual group 3B32 Sicilian
12. E Ubilava vs Vasiukov  ½-½62197212th Soviet Team-ch final AB40 Sicilian
13. E Ubilava vs V Vepkhvishvili  1-0621972Ch Chess ClubC77 Ruy Lopez
14. V Tukmakov vs E Ubilava  ½-½251973URS Army ttB61 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2
15. E Ubilava vs N Gaprindashvili  1-0491974Goglidze MemorialD75 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O c5, 8.dxc5
16. Kholmov vs E Ubilava  ½-½431974Goglidze MemorialA04 Reti Opening
17. E Ubilava vs G Timoshchenko  1-0331974Ch URS (young masters)B30 Sicilian
18. Gipslis vs E Ubilava  1-0431974TbilisiB06 Robatsch
19. Gipslis vs E Ubilava  1-0741974TbilisiB61 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2
20. E Ubilava vs Tseshkovsky  ½-½33197513th Soviet Team-ch final AC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
21. E Ubilava vs Romanishin  0-148197513th Soviet Team-ch qual group 3C69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
22. E Ubilava vs G Timoshchenko  0-1411975URS-ch otborB30 Sicilian
23. E Ubilava vs V Vepkhvishvili  1-0461976Ch Georgian 36thA16 English
24. E Ubilava vs Kupreichik  0-1291976URS-ch otborA15 English
25. E Ubilava vs Kholmov  ½-½381977Goglidze MemorialA19 English, Mikenas-Carls, Sicilian Variation
 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 265  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-19-04  Cecil Brown: Vishy Anand's regular second. He's Russian I think, certainly from the former Soviet Union.
Mar-20-04  vishyanand: actually, i think he is spanish
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  Chessical: Elizbar Ubilava is a 53 year old Georgian IGM, with a current rating of 2530.
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: "Then I saw her face.... And I'm Ubilava..."
Feb-19-06  Jim Bartle: Excellent!
May-26-06  BIDMONFA: Elizbar Ubilava

UBILIVA, Elizbar

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  GrahamClayton: A game not in the database:

[Event "?"]
[Site "USSR"]
[Date "1970.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Ubilava, Elizbar"]
[Black "Petrosian, Arshak B"]
[Result "1-0"]

1. e4 ♘f6 2. e5 ♘d5 3. ♘c3 ♘xc3 4. bxc3 d5 5. d4 ♗f5 6. ♘e2 e6 7. ♘g3 ♗g6 8. ♗d3 c5 9. ♖b1 ♕c7 10. O-O ♘c6 11. ♗e3 O-O-O 12. f4 cxd4 13. ♗xd4 ♗xd3 14. cxd3 g6 15. ♗e3 ♔b8 16. ♕a4 ♗e7 17. ♖b2 ♖d7 18. ♖fb1 ♖c8

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19. ♖b5 f6 20. ♘e2 fxe5 21. fxe5 ♔a8 22. ♘d4 ♕xe5 23. ♗f2 ♖f8 24. ♘xc6 bxc6 25. ♖a5 1-0

Source: Bill Wall, “500 Alekhine Miniatures”, Chess Enterprises, Moon Township, Pennsylvania, 1994

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  offramp: Why were he and his dad both called Elizabeth?
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  WCC Editing Project:

At age 18, he entered the <Karseladze Memorial 1968>, but withdrew after scoring 1.5 from 4 rounds:

His four games were canceled from the crosstable and score tally, and the pgns are not to be found in the Rusbase pgn download of this event.

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  eternaloptimist: Happy birthday to GM Ubilava!
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