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Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant
K Arakhamia-Grant 
Number of games in database: 721
Years covered: 1986 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2364 (2437 rapid, 2403 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2506

Overall record: +283 -228 =192 (53.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 18 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (157) 
    B42 B93 B90 B32 B48
 Ruy Lopez (64) 
    C77 C65 C97 C78 C92
 French Defense (52) 
    C18 C11 C19 C10 C16
 French Winawer (30) 
    C18 C19 C16 C17
 Caro-Kann (29) 
    B12 B19 B17 B18 B15
 Sicilian Najdorf (28) 
    B93 B90
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (141) 
    B40 B45 B22 B32 B83
 King's Indian (89) 
    E60 E92 E97 E73 E81
 Sicilian Scheveningen (22) 
    B83 B81 B85 B80 B82
 Sicilian Taimanov (21) 
    B45 B46 B47 B48
 Modern Benoni (13) 
    A56 A59 A61 A57 A64
 Grunfeld (12) 
    D78 D73 D70 D79 D76
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   K Arakhamia-Grant vs P Poobalasingam, 2007 1/2-1/2
   Nakamura vs K Arakhamia-Grant, 2007 0-1
   K Arakhamia-Grant vs Ivkov, 1992 1-0
   K Arakhamia-Grant vs D Spence, 2009 1-0
   K Arakhamia-Grant vs Kosteniuk, 2001 1-0

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

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   British Championship (2006)
   Smith & Williamson British Championships (2004)
   European Individual Women's Championship (2013)
   6th European Individual Women's Championship (2005)
   European Individual Championship (Women) (2016)
   Gibraltar Masters (2005)
   European Individual Championships (Women) (2007)
   Gibtelecom (2009)
   7th European Individual Championship: Women (2006)
   Gibtelecom Chess Festival (2006)
   European Individual Championships (Women) (2010)
   European Union Championships (2008)
   Chess Olympiad (Women) (2014)
   10th European Individual Women's Championship (2009)
   Chess Olympiad (Women) (2016)

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

   M Congiu vs K Arakhamia-Grant (May-01-17) 0-1
   K Arakhamia-Grant vs J Hawkins (Apr-30-17) 0-1
   K Arakhamia-Grant vs A Demuth (Apr-29-17) 1/2-1/2
   K Arakhamia-Grant vs K Abdulla (Apr-22-17) 0-1
   S Zaksaite vs K Arakhamia-Grant (Apr-21-17) 1/2-1/2

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(born Jul-19-1968, 48 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 29; games 1-25 of 721  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. K Arakhamia-Grant vs N Eremina  1-0401986Minsk ttC05 French, Tarrasch
2. Z Nikolin vs K Arakhamia-Grant  0-1481987Tuzla Interzonal (Women)B95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6
3. M Litinskaya-Shul vs K Arakhamia-Grant  0-1661987URS-ch (Women)D44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
4. Xie Jun vs K Arakhamia-Grant  1-0391988World Junior ChB33 Sicilian
5. M Litinskaya-Shul vs K Arakhamia-Grant  1-0431988Candidates (Women)D30 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. N Gaprindashvili vs K Arakhamia-Grant  1-0291988Tournament (candidates)D44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
7. K Arakhamia-Grant vs M Litinskaya-Shul  0-1451988Candidates (Women)E31 Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, Main line
8. E Dizdarevic vs K Arakhamia-Grant  ½-½601989Moscow GMA-OpenD76 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6
9. K Arakhamia-Grant vs A Galliamova  0-1391989SochiC60 Ruy Lopez
10. K Arakhamia-Grant vs Akopian  ½-½341989Moscow GMA-OpenD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
11. Yurtaev vs K Arakhamia-Grant 1-0401989Moscow GMA-op 89\02D43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
12. K Arakhamia-Grant vs G Zaichik  0-1341989Moscow GMA-OpenB87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
13. Suetin vs K Arakhamia-Grant  ½-½301989Espoo KvTB82 Sicilian, Scheveningen
14. K Arakhamia-Grant vs Gligoric 1-0231989GMA opB06 Robatsch
15. K Arakhamia-Grant vs G Timoshenko  0-1381989GMA opC67 Ruy Lopez
16. O Cvitan vs K Arakhamia-Grant  1-0341989Moscow GMA-OpenD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
17. K Arakhamia-Grant vs I Rogers 1-0611989World Cup MoscowC41 Philidor Defense
18. Gheorghiu vs K Arakhamia-Grant  ½-½161989Moscow GMA-OpenD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
19. Kholmov vs K Arakhamia-Grant 0-1421989GMA Baleares opB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
20. V Kovacevic vs K Arakhamia-Grant  1-0641989GMA Baleares opA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
21. Joel Benjamin vs K Arakhamia-Grant  1-0231989GMA Baleares opD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
22. N Gaprindashvili vs K Arakhamia-Grant  1-0311990Ch Georgia (w)E73 King's Indian
23. Anand vs K Arakhamia-Grant 1-0291990OakhamB32 Sicilian
24. K Arakhamia-Grant vs F Braga  1-03219906, Aosta op (10s)C78 Ruy Lopez
25. A Galliamova vs K Arakhamia-Grant  1-0381990Azov UURSOA04 Reti Opening
 page 1 of 29; games 1-25 of 721  PGN Download
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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.

Mar-18-15  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.
Mar-18-15  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.

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.
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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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  posoo: DIS LADY has a GREAT NAME
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  Octavia: Keti is Scottish champion once again! Congratulations! She played some great games!

Happy birthday!

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  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?

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  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.
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  diagonal: great player, bio, chess success, and pictures:
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  Octavia: Keti is playing again for Baden Baden in the women's Bundesliga & has 2/2 ! g l in the games to come!
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  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!
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  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!!!

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