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K Arakhamia-Grant 
Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant
Number of games in database: 665
Years covered: 1986 to 2016
Last FIDE rating: 2360 (2437 rapid, 2403 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2506
Overall record: +263 -213 =178 (53.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      11 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (146) 
    B42 B93 B90 B32 B62
 Ruy Lopez (63) 
    C77 C65 C97 C78 C92
 French Defense (47) 
    C18 C11 C16 C10 C19
 Sicilian Najdorf (28) 
    B93 B90
 French Winawer (27) 
    C18 C16 C19 C17
 Caro-Kann (26) 
    B12 B19 B15 B17 B18
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (132) 
    B40 B45 B22 B33 B83
 King's Indian (82) 
    E92 E60 E73 E97 E81
 Sicilian Scheveningen (22) 
    B83 B81 B80 B85 B82
 Sicilian Taimanov (20) 
    B45 B47 B48 B46
 Modern Benoni (12) 
    A56 A59 A57 A64 A61
 Grunfeld (12) 
    D78 D73 D70 D91 D85
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Nakamura vs K Arakhamia-Grant, 2007 0-1
   K Arakhamia-Grant vs Kosteniuk, 2001 1-0
   K Arakhamia-Grant vs Chiburdanidze, 1997 1-0
   Hebden vs K Arakhamia-Grant, 2006 1/2-1/2

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

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   British Championship (2006)
   Smith & Williamson British Championships (2004)
   6th European Individual Women's Championship (2005)
   European Individual Women's Championship (2013)
   Gibraltar Chess Festival (2008)
   E.U. Championship and Cork Chess Congress (2005)
   European Individual Championships (Women) (2007)
   10th European Individual Women's Championship (2009)
   Gibraltar Masters (2005)
   Gibtelecom Chess Festival (2006)
   European Union Championships (2008)
   7th European Individual Championship: Women (2006)
   Olympiad (2008)
   European Individual Championships (Women) (2010)
   Chess Olympiad (Women) (2014)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   2002 Corus (group A) by gauer
   1997 (women's) candidates tournament by gauer

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(born Jul-19-1968, 47 years old) Georgia (federation/nationality United Kingdom)

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Born Ketevan Revazovna Arakhamia in Ochamchira, Georgia (formerly USSR), she was awarded the WIM title in 1986, and won the first World Junior Chess Championship for girls the same year, also winning the event in 1989 and 1990. She became a Woman Grandmaster in 1987 and a Grandmaster in 2009.

In 1990, she notched a perfect score of 12/12 at an Olympiad, where she was part of the USSR's silver medal winning team in Novi Sad. Other medals in her collection include the gold from the 1997 European Team Championships, and team gold medals from the Women's Olympiads of Moscow 1994 and Yerevan 1996.

Wife of former team captain Jonathan I M Grant, she settled in Edinburgh in 1996. National titles: Georgian champion (w) in 1983, 1984, 1986 (=Sopiko Tereladze) and 1990. British champion (w) in 2003, 2004, 2006 and 2007. Scottish absolute champion in 2003 (=Paul Motwani) and 2011.

Wikipedia article: Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant

 page 1 of 27; games 1-25 of 665  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. K Arakhamia-Grant vs N Eremina  1-040 1986 Minsk ttC05 French, Tarrasch
2. Z Nikolin vs K Arakhamia-Grant  0-148 1987 Tuzla Interzonal (Women)B95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6
3. M Litinskaya-Shul vs K Arakhamia-Grant  0-166 1987 URS-ch (Women)D44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
4. M Litinskaya-Shul vs K Arakhamia-Grant  1-043 1988 Candidates (Women)D30 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. K Arakhamia-Grant vs M Litinskaya-Shul  0-145 1988 Candidates (Women)E31 Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, Main line
6. N Gaprindashvili vs K Arakhamia-Grant  1-029 1988 Tournament (candidates)D44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
7. Xie Jun vs K Arakhamia-Grant  1-039 1988 World Junior ChB33 Sicilian
8. E Dizdarevic vs K Arakhamia-Grant  ½-½60 1989 Moscow GMA-OpenD76 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6
9. Yurtaev vs K Arakhamia-Grant  1-040 1989 Moscow GMA-op 89\02D43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
10. K Arakhamia-Grant vs G Timoshenko  0-138 1989 GMA opC67 Ruy Lopez
11. K Arakhamia-Grant vs Akopian  ½-½34 1989 Moscow GMA-OpenD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
12. V Kovacevic vs K Arakhamia-Grant  1-064 1989 Palma de MallorcaA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
13. K Arakhamia-Grant vs G Zaichik  0-134 1989 Moscow GMA-OpenB87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
14. K Arakhamia-Grant vs I Rogers 1-061 1989 World Cup MoscowC41 Philidor Defense
15. K Arakhamia-Grant vs A Galliamova  0-139 1989 SochiC60 Ruy Lopez
16. O Cvitan vs K Arakhamia-Grant  1-034 1989 Moscow GMA-OpenD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
17. Kholmov vs K Arakhamia-Grant 0-142 1989 GMA Baleares opB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
18. Joel Benjamin vs K Arakhamia-Grant  1-023 1989 2, Palma de Mallorca GMA opD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
19. Suetin vs K Arakhamia-Grant  ½-½30 1989 Espoo KvTB82 Sicilian, Scheveningen
20. K Arakhamia-Grant vs Gligoric 1-023 1989 GMA opB06 Robatsch
21. Gheorghiu vs K Arakhamia-Grant  ½-½16 1989 Moscow GMA-OpenD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
22. Anand vs K Arakhamia-Grant  1-029 1990 OakhamB32 Sicilian
23. A Galliamova vs K Arakhamia-Grant  1-038 1990 Azov A04 Reti Opening
24. N Gaprindashvili vs K Arakhamia-Grant  1-031 1990 Ch Georgia (w)E73 King's Indian
25. K Arakhamia-Grant vs F Braga  1-032 1990 6, Aosta op (10s)C78 Ruy Lopez
 page 1 of 27; games 1-25 of 665  PGN Download
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  Octavia: Rd 6: 2.5 - 1.5 ! Moldova is 160 pts higher rated

Carey played actively & when she won the c pawn it was just a matter of time to win the game - Ali was slightly better; she had plenty of space; a repetition gave them both a happy end; Elaine agreed a = with another player ~200 pts higher than herself; they swapped queens early & black brought her castled king back to the centre; they agreed a = in a rook endgame.

Keti & Diana got out of book on move 5! Keti was slightly worse for much of the game but got back to = unfortunately not more. When she knew that they were ahead, she offered a draw.

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  Octavia: Rd 7: 1 - 3 Slovenia was also higher rated except bd 1

I'm packing today for a long trip - no time to look at the other games; I'll watch tomorrow in the train :)

Keti was much better right out of the opening! 59. d7! would have won immediately but the outcome was never in any doubt (73 moves)

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  Octavia: Rd 8: Italy dropped their best performer today so Sco has a good chance!

Many of the regular Olympiad players meet their friends here. Do they often play in opposite teams?

Is anybody watching my reports?

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  Octavia: Rd 8: 1.5 - 2.5 (Italy)

Rd 9: 2.5 - 1.5 (Ecuador) Keti & Elaine won (as per usual), Ali drew & Joy lost.

Keti won in 136 moves - is that a record for this Olympiad? Carla made her decisive mistake by attacking Keti's king. If Keti had taken it with her king, it would have been a stalemate. But of course she took it with her pawn & white had to resign.

Rd 10: Bosnia&Herzegovina are only 70 pts higher rated but some of their players may have improved greatly so anything can happen. Joy is spectating...

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  Octavia: Rd 10: 0 - 4 for BIH :(

I didn't have any time to watch the games but it was pretty shocking to see the result! OMG!

Sri Lanka next! My man knows the country well since his brother in law was running a tea plantation there. But the Sri Lankians kicked him out & he become a pilot...

Enjoy your party & win the last match!!!

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  Octavia: Rd 11: 3 - 1 Sri Lanka lost as expected but Keti also lost, which helped the team to get below their starting point (52) to 48. But during the competition the Sco women played mostly against higher graded teams & did well.

Elaine & Joy improved their grading, Elaine did really well - congratulations.

I'm surprised Keti was playing in all the rounds - had she not played in the last 2, her grade would also have improved. If you play against lower grades you can't afford to lose as everyone knows.

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  waustad: <Octavia>Are you following the German Women's tournament at Erfurt? Perhaps this year it will be easier to find the games from the Frauenbundesliga too. They did show the final rounds last year live.
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  Octavia: Hi Mr. Waustad, I used to think that you're German because you follow the Bundesliga, now I see that you're from across the water!

I'm not only following Erfurt, I'm there, enjoying the commentary of Thomas Luther in the lobby.

I was telling Keti that she could win this if she put her mind to it, but she didn't think much of this idea - a pity because she could have done it. She = 3 & lost 2 so far. If she wins the next 4, she'll not overtake the 2 leaders, I don't think unless they are very unlucky.

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  Octavia: She won 1, lost 3 & = the rest, which is ok for her rating, but...

Erfurt had an invited GM, an invited junior & an open tournament. I enjoyed myself in the open because there were 6 woman beginners! One got 3/9, the others 4! reminded me to 30 years ago when I started. Nowadays its much easier to improve & - especially in Germany - its easier to start as a woman. When I started in Sco it was quite gruesome since the men couldn't handle women players.

They still don't support women & that's why Keti played in the women's when she oughto have played in the open Olympiad.

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  waustad: She made it through the first round in the knockout tournament over Hoang Thanh Trang in a bit of an upset. She'll be playing Pia Cramling in round 2.
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  waustad: I see from looking at her bio that she's one of the few women who have won overall national championships. I know of her win as Scottish champion, along with Judit Polgar, Viktoria Cmilyte and Eva Moser. There are probably others out there.
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  Octavia: Pia won against her with 1 1/2 / 2 & therefore knocked Keti out.

Keti is playing in the Euro women's ranked 27. She won her 1st rd against Ana Kuchava with fireworks!

I didn't see Pia anywhere in this comp.

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  Octavia: rd 2: Keti was lucky today! Zhorzholiani, Meri, her opponent messed up a won position & allowed a draw!
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  Octavia: rd3: Selina her very good friend predictably agreed a fairly short draw with Keti. So they've got a nice day coming!

Good luck for the remainder !

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  Octavia: rd 7 - 50%
I haven't been able to follow because I was playing 2 games myself - I also got 50% but my performance was 400 pts higher than my grade! I'd been playing up, as you can tell. Keti is playing down :(
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  Octavia: Keti got 6/11 in the Eurowomen's competition
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  Octavia: Keti played slow & dead slow in the Euro. In only 1 game was she faster than her opponent.

but now she's playing in the rapid/allegro in Kutaisi, Georgia(15 mins each) & she played blitzschnell! to win 3 games in a row: on board 8,7 & 4. Her last game of today was on bd 1 against Stefanova. The first 5 moves took her 5 Mins & she predictably lost.

I enjoyed watching her games & even predicted lots of moves! Tomorrow another 4 games & 3 on the last day.

g l, Keti!

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  Octavia: today Keti lost on bd 3, won on 7 & = 2 on bd 6
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  Octavia: Alexandra Kosteniuk won the allegro!

Keti did badly today: lost on bd 6 & 10, = on bd 8. So she got only 5.5/11

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  Octavia: A few years ago Keti contemplated retiring from chess. But her man, Jonathan kept on playing & this weekend she's preparing to play in Gibraltar once again!

A lot of GMs have a steep career to get to the top & very often they then stop playing since they imagine they can't keep performing at the top level - brainwashing tells us that! However, I think it's great when they keep playing because they really enjoy it. Then winning is still the best but not the only reason to play - does that make sense?

One day some 'old' GM is going to show you that s/he can teach the young & when that happens more often then the agist rants will disappear & chess will improve tremendously. Then everyone will be invited to play, not just kids.

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  waustad: Her opponent at Gibraltar tomorrow is Pia Cramling. There are 9 games between them in this database, but I would expect that they have played more than that. From the games we have here, Cramling is a tough opponent for her.
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  Octavia: I don't think Keti ever won against Pia, so her win was extra special!
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  OhioChessFan: Quite a player. I admit I wasn't familiar with her until stumbling on this page. She has a win with Black over Naka to her credit!

Nakamura vs K Arakhamia-Grant, 2007

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  Octavia: Keti features in this book amongst others: RAMPANT CHESS by Chandler & Ruxton. Some funny bonmots in there.
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  Octavia: would someone be able to upload 3 games of Ketevan Arakhamia? She was white against Portisch in women-veterans, Copenhagen 1997 1-0

black against Stuart Conquest in British Championship, Edinburgh 2003 0-1

and white against Rauf Mamedov in International Open, Calvia 2007 1-0

You'll find all 3 of those interesting games online somewhere. Thanks

Keti played in her home town Edinburgh. She was 2nd in the pecking order & 2nd= at the end with a nice performance! Congratulations!

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