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|Aug-28-14|| ||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.
|Sep-03-14|| ||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.|
|May-19-15|| ||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.
|May-20-15|| ||Octavia: rd 2: Keti was lucky today! Zhorzholiani, Meri, her opponent messed up a won position & allowed a draw!|
|May-21-15|| ||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 !
|May-26-15|| ||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 :(
|May-30-15|| ||Octavia: Keti got 6/11 in the Eurowomen's competition|
|Jun-01-15|| ||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!
|Jun-02-15|| ||Octavia: today Keti lost on bd 3, won on 7 & = 2 on bd 6|
|Jun-03-15|| ||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
|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!|
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