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Nana Alexandria
N Alexandria 
Number of games in database: 171
Years covered: 1968 to 2001
Last FIDE rating: 2342
Highest rating achieved in database: 2375

Overall record: +48 -54 =57 (48.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 12 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (14) 
    B46 B43 B31 B84 B93
 King's Indian (11) 
    E94 E95 E92 E75 E81
 Queen's Indian (9) 
    E12 E15 E17
 Ruy Lopez (6) 
    C77 C91 C63
 Pirc (5) 
 Sicilian Taimanov (5) 
    B46 B45
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (23) 
    B32 B33 B93 B44 B40
 Queen's Indian (9) 
    E15 E14 E17 E12
 English (7) 
    A15 A12
 English, 1 c4 c5 (7) 
    A32 A34 A30 A33
 Semi-Slav (7) 
    D43 D47 D44 D48
 Alekhine's Defense (6) 
    B05 B02 B03
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   V Vepkhvishvili vs N Alexandria, 1968 0-1
   N Alexandria vs Chiburdanidze, 1981 1/2-1/2
   N Alexandria vs M Litinskaya-Shul, 1980 1/2-1/2
   Chiburdanidze vs N Alexandria, 1981 0-1

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   1975 (women's) candidate final: Nana-Irina by gauer
   Women WCC Index [1981: Chiburdanidze-Alexandria] by chessmoron
   1980 (women's) candidates matches: Nana vs Marta by gauer
   1980 (women's) candidates matches: Nana vs Elena by gauer
   1974 (women's) candidates matches: Nana vs Marta by gauer

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(born Oct-13-1949, 70 years old) Georgia

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Nana Georgievna Alexandria was born in Poti, Georgia (formerly USSR). Awarded the WIM title in 1966 and the WGM title in 1976 she was USSR Women's Champion in 1966, 1968 (jointly) and 1969. She was also Women's World Championship Challenger twice. In 1975 she lost to Nona Gaprindashvili (+3, =1, -8) and in 1981 she drew with Maia Chiburdanidze (+4, =8, -4). She is now an administrator to FIDE. She became the chairperson of the FIDE Women's Committee in 1986.

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 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 171  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. V Vepkhvishvili vs N Alexandria 0-1261968Ch TbilisiB32 Sicilian
2. N Alexandria vs O Rubtsova  0-1491971Ohrid Interzonal (Women)B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
3. A Kushnir vs N Alexandria  1-0571971KislovodskA87 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation
4. Dzindzichashvili vs N Alexandria 1-0211971Tbilisi DynamoB02 Alekhine's Defense
5. M Karff vs N Alexandria  0-1691971Ohrid Interzonal (Women)A34 English, Symmetrical
6. Timman vs N Alexandria 0-1361971Goglidze MemorialA30 English, Symmetrical
7. N Alexandria vs M Litinskaya-Shul 0-1321973URS-ch (Women)B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
8. N Alexandria vs M Litinskaya-Shul  1-0291973Moscow-ch (Women)C77 Ruy Lopez
9. N Alexandria vs M Litinskaya-Shul  0-1201974Candidates sf (Women)C77 Ruy Lopez
10. M Litinskaya-Shul vs N Alexandria  ½-½721974Candidates sf (Women)B05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
11. M Litinskaya-Shul vs N Alexandria  0-1401974Candidates sf (Women)A22 English
12. N Alexandria vs M Litinskaya-Shul  1-0371974Candidates sf (Women)B51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
13. N Alexandria vs M Litinskaya-Shul  1-0401974Candidates sf (Women)C43 Petrov, Modern Attack
14. M Litinskaya-Shul vs N Alexandria  0-1371974Candidates sf (Women)E14 Queen's Indian
15. N Alexandria vs M Litinskaya-Shul 1-0721974Candidates sf (Women)B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
16. M Litinskaya-Shul vs N Alexandria  1-0561974Candidates sf (Women)E14 Queen's Indian
17. N Alexandria vs Levitina  ½-½461975Moscow cf (Women)B46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
18. Levitina vs N Alexandria  ½-½411975Moscow cf (Women)B32 Sicilian
19. N Gaprindashvili vs N Alexandria 1-0321975Wch (Women)A07 King's Indian Attack
20. N Alexandria vs Levitina  ½-½251975Moscow cf (Women)A07 King's Indian Attack
21. N Gaprindashvili vs N Alexandria 1-0331975Wch (Women)C11 French
22. Levitina vs N Alexandria  ½-½621975Moscow cf (Women)B05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
23. N Alexandria vs N Gaprindashvili  0-1331975Wch (Women)B01 Scandinavian
24. N Alexandria vs Levitina  ½-½551975Moscow cf (Women)C63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
25. Levitina vs N Alexandria  ½-½621975Moscow cf (Women)B32 Sicilian
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Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-13-06  BIDMONFA: Nana G Alexandria


Oct-13-09  redwhitechess:
Oct-13-09  Birthday Boy: Happy Birthday!!!Nana G Alexandria!!!
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  whiteshark: There a quite some more biographical details than in the bio above
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  Honza Cervenka: It is worth to mention that Nana Alexandria was a stable participant of Women WCh Candidates events since 1967 Candidates Tournament in Subotica to the 1988 Chaltubo Candidates Tournament. Only in the next WWCh cycle she failed to qualify herself from the 1990 Genting Interzonal Tournament. In between she managed to win two Interzonals as sole winner (Ohrid 1971 and Havana 1985, twice she was qualified directly as defeated Challenger from previous cycle) and once she was eliminated in the final match of Candidates tournament (by Alla Kusnir in 1971) and once she took the second place (Malmo 1986) only a half point behind the winner Elena Akhmilovskaya.
Jul-02-19  diagonal: Thanks, <Honza Cervenka> for honoring Nana Alexandria, twice Women's World Championship Challenger, against Gaprindashvili in 1975 (lost), and against Chiburdanidze in 1981 (drew).

Despite not winning the ultimate title match, the following World Champions could retain their title without a tie-break:

• Lasker in 1910: Drawing with Schlechter 5-5

• Botvinnik in 1951: Drawing with Bronstein 12-12

• Botvinnik in 1954: Drawing with Smyslov 12-12

• Chiburdanidze in 1981: Drawing with <Alexandria> 12-12

• Kasparov in 1987: Drawing with Karpov 12-12

• Kramnik in 2004 (split title): Drawing with Leko 7-7

In these matches, the reigning World Chess Champion kept the title without any further play-off, according to the rules then in charge.

Schlechter, Bronstein, Alexandria, and Leko never became World Champion.

Note: Botvinnik played five regular World Championship title matches (1951, 1954, 1957, 1960, 1963), he didn’t win one! Botvinnik drew Bronstein (1951), drew Smyslov (1954), lost to Smyslov (1957), lost to Tal (1960), lost to Petrosian (1963). Two re-matches (a special regulation then in charge), he did win, vs. Smyslov (1958) and vs. Tal (1961). The re-match clause had been abandoned in 1963, later re-installed for Karpov, finally buried.

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