|Nov-13-09|| ||Tabanus: WIM in 2009. Now rated 2254
European U14 champion in 2008 (and 4th in U16 2009):
|Nov-13-09|| ||Tabanus: 11 more games are here: M Arabidze|
|Nov-28-09|| ||Tabanus: World 16G vice champion 2009, behind WIM Deysi Estela Cori Tello|
|Nov-27-11|| ||twinlark: Congratulations on winning the Girls U18 World Championship. This is her 4th world championship title.|
|Jul-29-13|| ||notyetagm: <twinlark: Congratulations on winning the Girls U18 World Championship. This is her 4th world championship title.>|
Four (!!!!) titles! Wow!
2004: Girls U-10 World Champion
2005: Girls U-12 World Champion
2007: Girls U-14 World Champion
2011: Girls U-18 World Champion
|Jul-29-13|| ||notyetagm: Meri Arabidze|
Arabidze is 4th on tiebreak right now at the European Individual Women's Championship (2013), 1/2-point behind the leaders Hoang and defending champion Gunina.
|Jul-29-13|| ||nok: Told you she's great.|
|Jul-29-13|| ||notyetagm: <nok: Told you she's great.>|
I believed you but I wanted to see for myself. :-)
|Jul-29-13|| ||waustad: Another strong Georgian woman to follow the tradition.|
|Jul-30-13|| ||Nerwal: Found back the articles by Dvoretsky about his training sessions with Arabidze :|
|Jul-30-13|| ||notyetagm: <Nerwal: Found back the articles by Dvoretsky about his training sessions with Arabidze :>|
Wow, good job, <nerwal>.
You are rapidly becoming one of the most useful kibitzers on this site. :-)
|Aug-03-13|| ||notyetagm: Meri Arabidze|
And Arabidze qualifies for the <2014 FIDE WOMEN'S KNOCKOUT CHAMPIONSHIP> by finishing 10th on tiebreak at the European Individual Women's Championship (2013).
The top 14 finishers made it.
|Sep-17-13|| ||notyetagm: M Arabidze vs D Derakhshani, 2013|
Nice combo by Arabidze.
|Sep-24-13|| ||notyetagm: World Junior Championship (Girls) (2013)|
Huge battle tomorrow in Round 12 on Board 1:
Goryachkina (8 1/2) vs Arabidze (7 1/2)
|Mar-22-15|| ||Penguincw: 16 players remaining, and Meri Arabidze is the lowest rated player remaining at FIDE Women's World Chess Championship (2015), being the 45th seed rated 2374.|
In Round 1 against 20th seed Elisabeth Paehtz, the first 4 games were all drawn before Arabidze won the next 2 games to knock out the only German in the tournament.
Then, in Round 2, against 52nd seed Yaniet Marrero Lopez, she beat the only Cuban in the tournament 1 1/2-1/2 to advance to the Sweet 16!
She will now have to face 4th seed Viktorija Cmilyte (who is the only Lithuanian) in the 3rd round.
FWIW: This "only" trend will end should she make it to the 4th round, as Kosteniuk is among 10 Russians and Harika is among 3 Indians in the tournament.
|Mar-27-15|| ||Penguincw: And Arabidze's cinderella run comes to an end. She actually beat 4th seed Cmilyte 2 1/2-1 1/2, winning the decisive game with black! However, she lost to 12th seed Dronavalli Harika 1 1/2-1/2 to "finally" bow out of the tournament. Still, making a run all the way to the Elite 8 is impressive (I honestly didn't think she would even make it out of the first round). Kinda a tough break, as her only lost in 14 games ends her tournament. She was the 5th highest rated Georgian out of 6 that participated, and was the last one remaining.|
Despite all that, she still got a solid +7.8 rating points to rise to 2382.