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K Arakhamia-Grant 
Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant
Number of games in database: 619
Years covered: 1986 to 2013
Last FIDE rating: 2394 (2440 rapid, 2403 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2506
Overall record: +244 -196 =168 (53.9%)*
   * 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 (134) 
    B42 B93 B90 B32 B62
 Ruy Lopez (61) 
    C77 C65 C97 C78 C92
 French Defense (40) 
    C18 C11 C16 C19 C10
 Sicilian Najdorf (28) 
    B93 B90
 French Winawer (26) 
    C18 C16 C19 C17
 Caro-Kann (26) 
    B12 B19 B15 B17 B18
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (122) 
    B40 B45 B22 B33 B83
 King's Indian (81) 
    E92 E60 E73 E97 E81
 Sicilian Scheveningen (20) 
    B83 B81 B85 B80 B84
 Sicilian Taimanov (17) 
    B45 B46 B48 B47
 Grunfeld (12) 
    D78 D73 D70 D91 D85
 Modern Benoni (11) 
    A56 A59 A57 A64 A61
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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
   Hebden vs K Arakhamia-Grant, 2006 1/2-1/2
   K Arakhamia-Grant vs Chiburdanidze, 2006 1/2-1/2

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 (2008)
   European Individual Championships (Women) (2007)
   10th European Individual Women's Championship (2009)
   Gibraltar Masters (2005)
   E.U. Championship and Cork Chess Congress (2005)
   Gibtelecom Chess Festival (2006)
   7th European Individual Championship: Women (2006)
   European Union Championships (2008)
   2008 Olympiad (2008)
   Gibtelecom (2009)
   European Individual Championships (Women) (2010)

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(born Jul-19-1968) Georgia (citizen of 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 25; games 1-25 of 619  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. K Arakhamia-Grant vs N Eremina  1-040 1986 Minsk ttC05 French, Tarrasch
2. M Litinskaya-Shul vs K Arakhamia-Grant  0-166 1987 URS-ch (Women)D44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
3. Z Nikolin vs K Arakhamia-Grant  0-148 1987 Tuzla Interzonal (Women)B95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6
4. K Arakhamia-Grant vs M Litinskaya-Shul  0-145 1988 Candidates (Women)E31 Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, Main line
5. N Gaprindashvili vs K Arakhamia-Grant  1-029 1988 Tournament (candidates)D44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
6. M Litinskaya-Shul vs K Arakhamia-Grant  1-043 1988 Candidates (Women)D30 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. Xie Jun vs K Arakhamia-Grant  1-039 1988 World Junior ChB33 Sicilian
8. K Arakhamia-Grant vs G Timoshenko  0-138 1989 GMA opC67 Ruy Lopez
9. E Dizdarevic vs K Arakhamia-Grant  ½-½60 1989 Moscow GMA-OpenD76 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6
10. V Kovacevic vs K Arakhamia-Grant  1-064 1989 Palma de MallorcaA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
11. J Benjamin vs K Arakhamia-Grant  1-023 1989 2, Palma de Mallorca GMA opD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
12. K Arakhamia-Grant vs Akopian  ½-½34 1989 Moscow GMA-OpenD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
13. K Arakhamia-Grant vs I Rogers 1-061 1989 World Cup MoscowC41 Philidor Defense
14. K Arakhamia-Grant vs A Galliamova  0-139 1989 SochiC60 Ruy Lopez
15. K Arakhamia-Grant vs G Zaichik  0-134 1989 Moscow GMA-OpenB87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
16. Kholmov vs K Arakhamia-Grant 0-142 1989 GMA Baleares opB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
17. Suetin vs K Arakhamia-Grant  ½-½30 1989 Espoo KvTB82 Sicilian, Scheveningen
18. K Arakhamia-Grant vs Gligoric 1-023 1989 GMA opB06 Robatsch
19. O Cvitan vs K Arakhamia-Grant  1-034 1989 Moscow GMA-OpenD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
20. Gheorghiu vs K Arakhamia-Grant  ½-½16 1989 Moscow GMA-OpenD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
21. Yurtaev vs K Arakhamia-Grant  1-040 1989 Moscow GMA-op 89\02D43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
22. K Arakhamia-Grant vs F Braga  1-032 1990 6, Aosta op (10s)C78 Ruy Lopez
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. Anand vs K Arakhamia-Grant  1-029 1990 OakhamB32 Sicilian
 page 1 of 25; games 1-25 of 619  PGN Download
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Nov-06-05  Cecil Brown: <She married and Englishman>

How dare you!

She married a Scotsman, which is a different animal altogether!

Her husband is Jonathan Grant and I believe they met at an Olympiad.

Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: I suppose Olympiads are good places to meet gurlllz.
Jun-27-06  harcee sarmiento: i remember her playing 1993? olympiad... 12 wis out of 12 games!!
Jun-27-06  harcee sarmiento: <Calli> thanks now i saw at last my one of my fave player.
Premium Chessgames Member Happy birthday, Ketevan.

We don't usually write biographies but in this case we tried to improve it a little. She has a very impressive career, so we may have missed several major accomplishments.

Here's a great game of Ketevan's: K Arakhamia-Grant vs Kosteniuk, 2001

Jul-19-06  BIDMONFA: Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant


Aug-20-06  WTHarvey: Here are some puzzles from Ketevan's games:
Jan-25-07  Strongest Force: Lets not forget that she just strangled Nakamura in a 100 move game a couple of days ago!
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  brankat: Happy Birthday Ketevan!
Dec-31-08  Udit Narayan: Very strong chess player...12/12 at the 1990 olympiad speaks for itself...also nice looking lady
Jan-26-09  Albertan: Ketevan has gained her third and final male GM norm with her performance at the 2008 Dresden Olympiad .She represented Scotland for the first time at the Olympiad where she scored her third and final GM norm. Her January 2009 rating of 2500 should give her the title (subject to official confirmation). Congratulations Ketevan!
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  GrahamClayton: Arakhamia-Grant switched her allegiance to Scotland after failing to make the Georgian women's team. With her GM norm at the Dresden Olympiad, she becomes the first UK female player to gain the GM title.
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  GrahamClayton: <Cecil Brown>She married a Scotsman, which is a different animal altogether!

<Cecil Brown>,
Scots are not animals!

Jul-19-10  Remizatorul: Some gallery pics here...
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  Octavia: <Remizatorul> Thanks for all those nice pics!

Keti also plays in the 4ncl where she plays on bd 1 & 2 ? & the frauenbundesliga. BadenBaden are leading the latter league where she plays on bd 2, 3 & 4

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  Octavia: Congratulations, Keti, for winning the Scottish championship once again! This time she is sole leader!
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  waustad: I was reading some commentary about the OSG Baden Baden winning the championship of the Frauenbundesliga again and noted that the author was bemoaning that there should be more German players on the team. Looking at the roster: I suspect that the only native German speaker on the team who actually played this season is the Austrian Eva Moser. When they get together I wonder what language is spoken most, German, English or Russian.
Apr-12-13  0o0o0o0o0: She is playing in the Edinburgh congress at the moment. It started tonight.

First GM that I have ever seen in the flesh.

So, aye, I can confirm that they are actually real people :)

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  Alien Math: From OSG Baden-Baden page
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  Octavia: Congratulations for being Scottish blitz champion & beating Mickey Adams & Arkady Naiditsch in the last 2 rds!
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  offramp: Another Scottish Grandmaster is Elod Macskasy.
Jul-19-13  lentil: Despite all the (deserved!) hype about her 12/12 at the 1990 Chess Olympics, I see none of the game here!
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  waustad: <lentil> You can find them here: Also, olimpbase has download capability with the games from that olympiad available here: and you can use: PGN Upload Utility to upoad the games to
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  Octavia: <offramp: Another Scottish Grandmaster is Elod Macskasy.> since when is a Canadian born in Hungary scottish? His family name is not pronounced 'Mac...'
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  Octavia: belated happy birthday! This August you're playing at the Olympiad & the invited event in Erfurt - good luck in both !!!
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