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|Jan-24-16|| ||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.
|Jan-27-16|| ||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.|
|Jan-29-16|| ||Octavia: I don't think Keti ever won against Pia, so her win was extra special!|
|Mar-25-16|| ||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
|Apr-03-16|| ||Octavia: Keti features in this book amongst others: RAMPANT CHESS by Chandler & Ruxton. Some funny bonmots in there.|
|Apr-14-16|| ||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!
|Jun-01-16|| ||posoo: DIS LADY has a GREAT NAME|
|Jul-19-16|| ||Octavia: Keti is Scottish champion once again! Congratulations! She played some great games!|
|Sep-24-16|| ||Octavia: Olympiad 2016: won 6! drew 2 & lost 2. I'm sure she didn't need to lose the last game but for being exhausted AND having to play team captain as well. |
I noticed that some of her friends took notice & copied her by playing in the women's event when they could have played in the open! It seems a retrograde step. But who am I to judge?
|Oct-06-16|| ||Octavia: She's playing in the Isle of Man in Douglas. The 1st 38 bds are online & since she's usully in one of those, we can watch her games.There are 68 bds & its a very strong competition with ~ 60 GMs.|
|Oct-13-16|| ||diagonal: great player, bio, chess success, and pictures: http://memim.com/ketevan-arakhamia-...|
|Nov-29-16|| ||Octavia: Keti is playing again for Baden Baden in the women's Bundesliga & has 2/2 ! g l in the games to come!|
|Jan-27-17|| ||Octavia: keti is playing again in Gibraltar - I watched her win in the 3rd rd. So far she could be in a women's tournament - her 3 opponents were all female!|
|May-11-17|| ||Octavia: Keti played in the Eurowomen & as in Gibraltar, she did well in the first 1/2 & not so well in the last games. I wonder if she looses interest 1/2 way through? It can't be exhaustion since they play one game a day.|
The Scottish championship will be very interesting this year in Dundee: Apart from the usual sections there is a 10 games all play all & Keti + Pia Cramling are the 2 women in it! g l to both, especially to Keti!
She has won the Scottish championship thrice!!!
|Jul-19-17|| ||waustad: One more year until she's eligible to play in some seniors tournaments. She's now playing in Dundee with Pia Cramling, who, to my knowledge, has only played in one senior tournament, about a week after she turned 50.|
|Aug-03-17|| ||Octavia: Keti performed very well in the invitational Dundee tournament: She started out as 2nd last grading wise & finished 2nd= !|
Unfortunately I couldn't see Pia's performance since the Scottish webside it pretty lousy. I do know that Pia 0-1 Keti.
Keti is now playing in the English championship. After 6 games she's only lost to Luke McShane.
|Aug-10-17|| ||waustad: <Octavia> The chess-results.com server is being transferred to another machine at the moment, but in a few days, results from that tournament should all be available.|
|Sep-16-17|| ||Octavia: thanks <Waustad>! Are you watching the World Cup? I can watch it via utube on my tv. When there is a break in the commentary you can often see panoramic views of Georgia & what views! It's amazing! Next year the Olympiad will happen there, too. |
May be Scottish chess will ask me to play for being the oldest female player in the country. But I'm afraid the Scots are not known for their sense of humour.
|Sep-17-17|| ||MissScarlett: Is there a country that doesn't have any nice scenery? |
<Rigsby gives Philip his description of Africa. (Food Glorious Food).
- Lovely climate, clear skies, blue sea. The only trouble is, the beach goes back 500 miles.>
|Sep-18-17|| ||keypusher: < MissScarlett: Is there a country that doesn't have any nice scenery?
<Rigsby gives Philip his description of Africa. (Food Glorious Food). - Lovely climate, clear skies, blue sea. The only trouble is, the beach goes back 500 miles.>>|
Maybe Qatar, if man-made scenery is excluded. An image search seems to return nothing but skyscrapers.
|Sep-19-17|| ||Octavia: the next destination is IOM! Douglas! even Magnus Carlsen is playing there. I'm looking forward to playing there myself :)|
|Oct-23-17|| ||Gudrun: <Is there a country that doesn't have any nice scenery?> Scotland! Potentially it has very nice scenery: Lots of hills & valleys and lochs! Lots of beautiful lochs! But what happens on those hills? Sheep & cows make sure that there aren't any trees in sight & nobody can go for walks except in dedicated places. |
When the majority of people will be vegetarians, then Scotland will also have great places to walk about in.
|Dec-04-17|| ||Octavia: In Douglas Keti got the women's prize together with all her friends!|
I played in the minor & got 3rd prize
She's now playing in the London Open. I watched her draw a rook & pawn against a rook & 2 pawns. She did all the right moves as my Keres endgame book explains :) well done.
|Apr-13-18|| ||Octavia: She won 2 in the first 1/2 & lost 2 later in the London Open. I've noticed that she often does well in the beginning. If you get tired it's best to take a bye 1/2 way through, isn't it?|
|Apr-19-18|| ||Octavia: She got 5.5/11 in the EWCC & they did have a day off 1/2 way through! Her last game was pretty hair raising - she sacced lots only to get them back later with interest & Alexandra Zherebtsova had to resign - good end for Keti.|
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