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Gaioz Nigalidze
G Nigalidze 
Number of games in database: 122
Years covered: 2001 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2480 (2440 rapid, 2433 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2566

Overall record: +45 -34 =43 (54.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Slav (10) 
    D15 D17 D10
 Semi-Slav (7) 
    D43 D47 D44
 Queen's Indian (6) 
    E15 E19 E17
 Queen's Pawn Game (5) 
    D02 A40 A41
 Grunfeld (5) 
    D85 D86 D94
 King's Indian (4) 
    E99 E92 E88 E97
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (18) 
    B90 B33 B22 B31 B53
 Modern Benoni (8) 
    A70 A60 A65 A74
 Sicilian Najdorf (7) 
    B90 B94
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   G Nigalidze vs D Kalashian, 2012 1/2-1/2
   D Kalashian vs G Nigalidze, 2007 1/2-1/2
   M Kravtsiv vs G Nigalidze, 2013 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Universiade (2013)
   World Junior Championship (2007)
   President's Cup (2008)
   European Championship (2012)
   European Championship (2010)
   Baku Open (2013)
   European Championship (2014)
   Dubai Chess Open (2015)
   Tromso Olympiad (2014)

   🏆 European Championship
   M Bosiocic vs G Nigalidze (Mar-13-23) 1/2-1/2
   A Boruchovsky vs G Nigalidze (Mar-11-23) 1-0
   N Kacharava vs G Nigalidze (Mar-09-23) 1-0
   V Dragnev vs G Nigalidze (Mar-07-23) 1-0
   Vocaturo vs G Nigalidze (Mar-05-23) 1/2-1/2

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(born Apr-24-1989, 34 years old) Georgia

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International Master (2009); Georgian Champion (2013 and 2014).

Wikipedia article: Gaioz Nigalidze

Last updated: 2019-12-07 09:11:24

 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 129  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S Azaladze vs G Nigalidze  ½-½672001GEO-ch U16A07 King's Indian Attack
2. G Margvelashvili vs G Nigalidze  0-1562001GEO-ch U16D35 Queen's Gambit Declined
3. G Nigalidze vs M Olszewski 1-0342001EYCC B12D43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
4. G Nigalidze vs Nepomniachtchi  ½-½582001EYCC B12D86 Grunfeld, Exchange
5. M Gagunashvili vs G Nigalidze  0-1392007GEO-ch 66thD57 Queen's Gambit Declined, Lasker Defense
6. G Nigalidze vs S Azaladze  ½-½222007GEO-ch 66thA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
7. B Jobava vs G Nigalidze  1-04920072nd Maia Chiburdanidze CupD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. G Nigalidze vs I Popov  ½-½92007World Junior ChampionshipD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
9. G Meier vs G Nigalidze 1-0332007World Junior ChampionshipB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
10. G Nigalidze vs P Garcia Cardenas  0-1552007World Junior ChampionshipE15 Queen's Indian
11. D Kalashian vs G Nigalidze  ½-½382007World Junior ChampionshipD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
12. G Nigalidze vs V Kulakov  0-1362007World Junior ChampionshipD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
13. G Nigalidze vs J Priborsky 0-1282007World Junior ChampionshipD85 Grunfeld
14. S Mijovic vs G Nigalidze  ½-½512007World Junior ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
15. G Nigalidze vs L Fusco  1-0392007World Junior ChampionshipE88 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6
16. G Nigalidze vs R Hovhannisyan  ½-½212007World Junior ChampionshipD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
17. T Mamikonyan vs G Nigalidze  0-1392007World Junior ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
18. G Nigalidze vs S Ter-Sahakyan  ½-½342007World Junior ChampionshipD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
19. G Nigalidze vs E Najer  0-1602008President's CupE15 Queen's Indian
20. Fridman vs G Nigalidze  1-0572008President's CupE17 Queen's Indian
21. M Vaghar vs G Nigalidze 0-1402008President's CupB30 Sicilian
22. G Nigalidze vs F Zeynalov  1-0352008President's CupD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
23. G Nigalidze vs S Azaladze  0-130200968th ch-GEOD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
24. G Nigalidze vs M Gagunashvili  ½-½28200968th ch-GEOD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
25. G Nigalidze vs G Margvelashvili  ½-½89200968th ch-GEOD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 129  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Apr-15-15  morfishine: His career is in the toilet
Apr-15-15  whiteshark: <WannaBe <Did he have an iWatch, too???>>

Sure, who doesn't these days?

and here's another epochal cheater revealed: ;)

Apr-15-15  morfishine: Nigalidze comment: "No cheat, I flush analysis"
Apr-15-15  Sho: Nigalized (verb): To be banned from chess for cheating; to be Plutoed.
Apr-15-15  ponaldpuck: Nigelized (verb): To be judged by Nigel Short for alleged cheating at chess; to be Shorted.
Apr-16-15  MagnusVerMagnus: Nigeled : to be accepting of getting it in the rear with a glass of wine in hand and ....loving it.
Apr-16-15  ajile: should amend this page.

International Master (2009); Grandmaster (2014). Georgian Champion (2013) Proven Cheater (2015)

Apr-16-15  dumbgai: Either all cheaters use hilariously stupid methods, or there are more clever cheaters out there that haven't been caught yet?
May-01-15  whiteshark: Here's another cheater exposed:

Kinda construction manual with photos ;)

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  MissScarlett: Kakkar by name, Kakkar by nature.
May-01-15  sfm: What a disgrace.

Out for 15 years would be fine with me.
When prize money is involved it is clearly a matter for the police too.

His is nothing.
What a disgrace.

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  WannaBe: <whiteshark> I'd use the latest android, much bigger battery and don't have to worry about carrying spare parts. =))
May-03-15  Volmac: Cheating is becoming a really serious issue for me. Playing internet chess is increasingly less fun since I sometimes get crushed in games played with Stockfish's first recommendation moves. Playing with a free or guest account is absolutely risk-free. It's far too easy to cheat in internet chess. The problem is that I can see this behaviour spread to serious OTB-tournaments in the near future.
May-22-15  mrandersson: Volmac is right i have stopped playing internet chess for a few years now its no fun and after people blitz out moves then all a sudden..Stop and boom u lose.

People like to see high grades on there names and its a goal for them.

Jun-12-15  dumbgai: <Volmac> and <mrandersson>: I agree, sometimes I'll play multiple games with someone around my own rating (1700-1800) for a few games, and then suddenly they'll start playing perfect moves for the next several games, crushing me in under 25 moves each time (without me having to blunder). But at least with these people you can report them and move on.

The real killer for me was how often other people falsely accused me of cheating, when I just happened to play a nice tactic. Cheating has become so common that everyone just assumes everyone else is cheating, leading to a really toxic environment.

Oct-11-15  Caissanist: Nigalidze's not going to get banned for 15 years, that is what he would face for a second offense. For a first offense, the maximum ban is for three years. It's been six months now since he was caught, there has yet to be a ruling announced by FIDE.
Dec-24-15  sonia91: Banned for 3 years and stripped of GM title:
Dec-26-15  King Radio: A just punishment. If it is proven, they should throw the max penalty on anyone caught, no matter who it is.
Premium Chessgames Member
  alexmagnus: I never understood the "stripping of the GM title" part of the punishment. I mean, see, three years later the ban is over - and, given his playng strength, he'll have no troubles getting his GM norms again. And during the ban he cannot play anyway, so the title is useless. What's the use of revoking the GM title then?
Dec-26-15  King Radio: I suppose it's just something they can do. I do think the 3 year ban for first offense is too light, but that's the current rule. I'd be surprised if this was really his 'first offense' - first time getting caught, more likely. I'd be okay with a lifetime ban for those caught with irrefutable proof.

I'm sure this garbage goes on more than anyone suspects at the less than top tier events. The more draconian the punishment for cheaters, the better.

Dec-27-15  manorchy: He'll be rebooted as IM Nigalidze in 2018.

Niga, please.

Don't ever do it again.

Dec-07-19  jith1207: Sounds like he has not played since?
Dec-07-19  jith1207: < should amend this page. International Master (2009); Grandmaster (2014). Georgian Champion (2013) Proven Cheater (2015)>

Actually it is:

International Master (2009); Grandmaster (2014); Georgian Champion (2013); International Master (2015).

Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: <manorchy: . . . Niga, please.>

Kindly refrain from using racial epithets.

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  Messiah: Terrible guy! Extremely bad!
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