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Nazi Paikidze
N Paikidze 
Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.  

Number of games in database: 427
Years covered: 2003 to 2023
Last FIDE rating: 2374 (2402 rapid, 2314 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2455
Overall record: +157 -104 =136 (56.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 30 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (32) 
    B42 B96 B32 B47 B63
 Queen's Gambit Declined (24) 
    D37 D31 D30 D38 D35
 Slav (21) 
    D11 D10 D15 D17 D14
 Nimzo Indian (16) 
    E20 E41 E48 E38 E43
 Queen's Pawn Game (15) 
    E00 D02 D04 A41 A46
 King's Indian (15) 
    E90 E92 E73 E75 E61
With the Black pieces:
 Caro-Kann (50) 
    B12 B11 B18 B10 B13
 Sicilian (46) 
    B90 B52 B92 B23 B20
 Semi-Slav (19) 
    D45 D43 D44 D47
 Sicilian Najdorf (15) 
    B90 B92 B97 B99 B93
 Queen's Pawn Game (12) 
    A46 A45 D05 D00 A41
 English (12) 
    A14 A16 A18 A17 A12
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   N Paikidze vs A Sharevich, 2018 1-0
   N Paikidze vs C Balogh, 2010 1-0
   P Goluch vs N Paikidze, 2010 0-1
   K Tsatsalashvili vs N Paikidze, 2008 0-1
   N Paikidze vs V Gunina, 2010 1-0
   N Paikidze vs M Gevorgyan, 2011 1-0
   A Savina vs N Paikidze, 2011 0-1
   N Paikidze vs I Krush, 2015 1-0
   I Bulmaga vs N Paikidze, 2003 0-1
   N Paikidze vs N Kazimova, 2011 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   US Chess Championship (Women) (2016)
   US Championship (Women) (2018)
   US Championship (Women) (2015)
   US Championship (Women) (2017)
   World Junior Championship (Girls) (2011)
   Wroclaw Chess Festival (2010)
   Russian Championship Superfinal (Women) (2010)
   Oslo Chess International (2011)
   48th World Junior Championship (Girls) (2009)
   European Championship (Women) (2011)
   European Championship (Women) (2009)
   European Championship (Women) (2008)
   European Championship (Women) (2012)
   European Championship (Women) (2010)
   Baku Olympiad (Women) (2016)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Nazi Paikidze: Selected Games by wanabe2000
   2017 U.S. Women's Chess Championships by AchieverofChess

   🏆 US Championship (Women)
   A Pourkashiyan vs N Paikidze (Oct-17-23) 0-1
   N Paikidze vs T Cervantes Landeiro (Oct-16-23) 1-0
   C Yip vs N Paikidze (Oct-15-23) 1/2-1/2
   N Paikidze vs T Abrahamyan (Oct-13-23) 1/2-1/2
   G Tokhirjonova vs N Paikidze (Oct-12-23) 1-0

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(born Oct-27-1993, 30 years old) Georgia (federation/nationality United States of America)

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IM and WGM Nazi Paikidze-Barnes won the U10 European Youth (Girls) Championship in 2003, the U12 European Youth (Girls) Championship in 2005 and the U14 European Youth (Girls) Championship in 2007. She also won the U14 World Youth (Girls) Chess Championship in 2007 and the U16 World Youth (Girls) Chess Championship in 2008. In 2008 Paikidze won the U16 European Youth (Girls) Championship. In 2010 she won the Moscow Open section C (Women's section). She won both the US Chess Championship (Women) (2016) and the US Championship (Women) (2018). (podcast interview with Ben Johnson), Wikipedia article: Nazí Paikidze

Last updated: 2020-10-27 05:35:20

 page 1 of 18; games 1-25 of 427  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Foisor vs N Paikidze  ½-½392003EU-ch U10 GirlsD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
2. N Paikidze vs D Efremova  ½-½262003EU-ch U10 GirlsE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
3. N Paikidze vs K Pilsova  1-0992003EU-ch U10 GirlsD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
4. E Pavlidou vs N Paikidze  0-1512003EU-ch U10 GirlsD58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
5. N Paikidze vs F Mammadbayova  1-0492003EU-ch U10 GirlsE73 King's Indian
6. I Bulmaga vs N Paikidze  0-1892003EU-ch U10 GirlsB53 Sicilian
7. N Paikidze vs K Honsch  1-0302003EU-ch U10 GirlsD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
8. B Dizdarevic vs N Paikidze  0-1362003EU-ch U10 GirlsD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
9. N Paikidze vs A Kashlinskaya  1-0662003EU-ch U10 GirlsD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
10. S Dines vs N Paikidze  0-1632003Wch U10 GirlsB23 Sicilian, Closed
11. N Paikidze vs D E Cori Tello  1-0422003Wch U10 GirlsE73 King's Indian
12. J J Fronda vs N Paikidze  ½-½592003Wch U10 GirlsB20 Sicilian
13. N Paikidze vs Y Yuan  1-0512003Wch U10 GirlsA52 Budapest Gambit
14. Sahiti P Lakshmi vs N Paikidze  ½-½682003Wch U10 GirlsB06 Robatsch
15. N Paikidze vs N Szabo  ½-½802003Wch U10 GirlsE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
16. N Paikidze vs M Hejazipour  1-0632003Wch U10 GirlsD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
17. Y Hou vs N Paikidze ½-½572003Wch U10 GirlsB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
18. Zheng Li vs N Paikidze  0-1532003Wch U10 GirlsA07 King's Indian Attack
19. N Paikidze vs A Kashlinskaya  ½-½272004EU-ch U12 GirlsC41 Philidor Defense
20. Y Lvova vs N Paikidze  0-1252004EU-ch U12 GirlsA25 English
21. L Torosyan vs N Paikidze  0-1732004EU-ch U12 GirlsA27 English, Three Knights System
22. N Paikidze vs A Bodnaruk  0-1362004EU-ch U12 GirlsE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
23. L Stock vs N Paikidze  0-1542004EU-ch U12 GirlsB70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
24. N Paikidze vs P Rizhamadze  1-0422004EU-ch U12 GirlsD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
25. E Kaplan vs N Paikidze  0-1422004EU-ch U12 GirlsB86 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
 page 1 of 18; games 1-25 of 427  PGN Download
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Apr-30-18  ChessHigherCat: <Fluffy: That's good work, Nazi. It was a great win. Keep it up. <morfishine: Congratulations Grandmaster Paikidze for winning the US Championship!>

<She's a WGM, not GM, or maybe that's what you meant to say?>

It's more relevant what he didn't want to say, namely "That's good work, Nazi!"

Apr-30-18  Fluffy: Let's please not start yet one more tired thread that jabs at her name. You must know she was named after her grandmother and it means "gentle" in their language. And yes, I do note the irony of her name's meaning with the more well-known definition in the history books.

I prefer to focus on congratulating her championship win. You're welcome to join in.

Apr-30-18  Mikhail1962: Cograt
May-02-18  UncleBent: Does Nazi plan to play any more chess -- outside of the US Women's Championship? Before last month, she had not played an OTB game since last June. I assume she will play in this summer/fall's Olympiad, but, then again, maybe not. Does anyone know anything about her business? Is it chess-related?
May-02-18  nok: <Cograt> I don't wanna be a grammar Paikidze but that should probably read "congrat(s)".
Jun-11-18  UncleBent: Nazi will NOT play for the US Team in this fall's Olympiad, according to Irina Krush. I am assuming we won't see her at a chessboard, again, until next April at the 2019 US Championships.
Feb-22-19  UncleBent: She will not be defending her US Women's Championship at next month's event. Has she retired from competitve chess?
Oct-27-21  Whitehat1963: Maybe she has decided to become a fashion model. From her Twitter account. She wants to know what you think:

Oct-27-21  Ironmanth: Happy birthday, Nazi!! Welcome back to the chess wars, young lady.
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  MissScarlett: <Maybe she has decided to become a fashion model. From her Twitter account. She wants to know what you think...>

<NoMatesHe>, back off. #honeytrap

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  keypusher: <Whitehat1963: Maybe she has decided to become a fashion model. From her Twitter account. She wants to know what you think:>

I think her head is two sizes too large for her body. She should eat more.

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  Korora: That name, though. She must have been beat up every day at school.
Mar-20-23  stone free or die: <Nazi [feminine name] - One who does charm, cute.>

Mar-20-23  stone free or die: I also believe the name is pronounced differently from the political party.

You can find a few tweets from Nazi herself asking not to beat her up over her name - fwiw.

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  perfidious: Far as I know, the forename is pronounced NAH-see.
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  fredthebear: You are wrong again <perfidious>. You shouldn't trust your memory anymore.

It's a non-subject but stone needs the attention. sfod is in the bad habit of using one source to change the course of chess history.

She has addressed the topic many times in the past.

Double checking facts is too much to ask of these two crazed Rogoff posters.

Mar-21-23  stone free or die: Good ol' <fred>, out gunning to avenge his grievances agin'. It gets pretty predictable, and oh so boring.

* * * * *

Here's the IPA for her name, in Georgian: nɑzi pʼɑikʼiˈdzɛ (courtesy wiki)

Here's Nazi - ˈnät-sē ˈnat- (courtesy merriam webster)

Here's a IPA vocalizer:

For those wanting to cut-and-paste. M-W provides pronunciations too:

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  fredthebear: This is one stupid stone at the bottom of the rock pile.

Stop trying to do everything your way for attention. Pronounce her name the way SHE pronounces it!! She has explained this to the chess world hundreds of times. It's old news. You're trying to raise a dead horse for your own satisfaction. How SHE pronounces it is all that matters here.

Mar-21-23  stone free or die: A pox on (clueless) ill mannered bears...
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  fredthebear: The rest of us understand that trying to tell someone how they should pronounce their own name is in extremely poor taste, but it's par for the course with the big pretender wannabe Z.
Mar-22-23  Z free or die: <Get thee to a nunnery, go. Farewell. Or, if thou wilt needs tarry, tarry as a fool; wise men know well enough what monsters you make of them. To a nunnery, go, and quickly too. Farewell.>
Mar-22-23  stone free or die: Z, you speak for me!
May-06-23  stone free or die: Anyone recognize the player on the left?


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  perfidious: Not offhand, but she easily merits a place over at Doll.
May-08-23  stone free or die: Not sure why the photo has that blue hue, but the player on the left is a very young Nazi Paikidze.

(The <CG> photo above is also a young, though older, Nazi - dating from 2010. If <CG> were top-shelf it would denote the year of all the player photos for reference, imo)

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