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Nazi Paikidze
N Paikidze 
Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.  
Number of games in database: 370
Years covered: 2003 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2374 (2402 rapid, 2314 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2455

Overall record: +147 -86 =111 (58.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 26 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (27) 
    B96 B42 B47 B82 B20
 Queen's Gambit Declined (22) 
    D31 D37 D30 D38 D35
 Slav (19) 
    D11 D10 D15 D14 D17
 Nimzo Indian (16) 
    E20 E41 E48 E38 E25
 Queen's Pawn Game (14) 
    D02 E00 D04 A41 A45
 King's Indian (13) 
    E90 E75 E92 E73
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (46) 
    B90 B52 B92 B22 B23
 Caro-Kann (38) 
    B12 B18 B11 B13 B10
 Semi-Slav (18) 
    D45 D43 D47 D44
 Sicilian Najdorf (15) 
    B90 B92 B99 B97 B93
 Queen's Pawn Game (11) 
    A46 A45 D05 E00 D00
 English (11) 
    A14 A16 A18 A12 A13
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   N Paikidze vs C Balogh, 2010 1-0
   P Goluch vs N Paikidze, 2010 0-1
   N Paikidze vs A Sharevich, 2018 1-0
   N Paikidze vs V Gunina, 2010 1-0
   N Paikidze vs I Krush, 2015 1-0
   N Paikidze vs M Gevorgyan, 2011 1-0
   N Paikidze vs N Kazimova, 2011 1-0
   A Bodnaruk vs N Paikidze, 2010 0-1
   N Paikidze vs J Dumcheva, 2011 1-0
   A Savina vs N Paikidze, 2011 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   US Chess Championship (Women) (2016)
   US Championship (Women) (2018)
   US Championship (Women) (2017)
   US Championship (Women) (2015)
   World Junior Championship (Girls) (2011)
   Russian Championship Superfinal (Women) (2010)
   Wroclaw Chess Festival (2010)
   Oslo Chess International (2011)
   48th World Junior Championship (Girls) (2009)
   European Championship (Women) (2008)
   European Championship (Women) (2009)
   European Championship (Women) (2010)
   European Championship (Women) (2012)
   European Championship (Women) (2011)
   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, Tiebreaks)
   N Paikidze vs A Wang (Apr-30-18) 1-0, rapid
   N Paikidze vs A Wang (Apr-30-18) 1-0, armageddon
   A Wang vs N Paikidze (Apr-30-18) 1-0, rapid
   N Paikidze vs R Goletiani (Apr-29-18) 1/2-1/2
   T Abrahamyan vs N Paikidze (Apr-28-18) 0-1

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(born Oct-27-1993, 27 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 15; games 1-25 of 370  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 Olsarova  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. Jan Jodilyn 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. Yifan 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 15; games 1-25 of 370  PGN Download
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Oct-16-16  PhilFeeley: <perceived plight of black Americans> What? It's an illusion? I'm sure Nazi would disagree.
Oct-16-16  PhilFeeley: <tpstar> Yes, the comments of Susan Polgar agreeing with the author's attack on Paikidze are typical of her.

The author states:
<Yes, forcing women to do something — in this case, wear a hijab — is deplorable. Considering Iran’s stance on human rights issues, the problem becomes even more revolting. However, boycotting one event will not change a policy that has been around for almost half a century or change an entire country’s views on the way religion should be integrated into everyday life.>

"almost half a century" Really? Such a long time! Boycotts often get started over small things and grow to large proportions because a company or society dig in their heals and flaunt their stupidity (in this case also "oppression").

I completely disagree with Polgar and the author. A boycott says more than acquiescing to arbitrary rules by petty dictators.

Iranians have plenty of opportunities to compete. They send teams to the Olympiad, they go to international tournaments, they can (and do) play online. They don't lack for competition.

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  OhioChessFan: <PF: Boycotts often get started over small things and grow to large proportions because a company or society dig in their heals and flaunt their stupidity (in this case also "oppression").>

Boycotts work where the exchange of ideas is welcomed. A seed planted on fertile soil may grow a crop. I don't see Iran as fertile soil for the philosophical thoughtfulness of this boycott.

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  tpstar: <PhilFeeley> I have mixed feelings about this controversy. I applaud these players making a stand on principle, as missing a World Championship event opportunity is a real sacrifice. Simultaneously, I am skeptical about social media protests bringing forth any palpable results, especially in a closed society like Iran. The outcry is very similar to several top players missing the 2004 FIDE tournament in Libya over their choice of venue, except professional chess is continually desperate for sponsorship.

Freedom of speech allows this writer to voice her opinions without being reflexively demonized as a hater out to "attack" Paikidze or anyone. That is the point, right?

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  pawn to QB4: <boycotting one event will not change a policy that has been around for almost half a century or change an entire country’s views on the way religion should be integrated into everyday life.>> Susan Polgar is quite wrong to say that the entire country of Iran has a view on the way religion should be integrated into everyday life. I've met Iranians who regard their leaders as a fairly horrible set of bullies and the religious leaders as hypocrites into the bargain, as they drive around a poor country in their imported Mercedes. Wearing the hijab certainly isn't something all Iranian women want to do. And isn't Polgar setting up a straw man here, that the object of Paikidze's boycott is to change the custom of the country? I read it as simply that she's not prepared to put on a hijab and in doing so bow her head to that Iranian law. Good for her.

I appreciate that I risk Godwin's Law here, but I'll risk it. In the early days of Hitler's regime, the England football (soccer to you guys) team played in Germany. The players were told, by British officialdom, to show respect by making the Hitler salute before the game. It was many many years before people, players and fans, forgot the shame of what they did. None of them had the guts to refuse, as, presumably, Ms Paikidze and anyone else with a bit of moral courage, would have refused. To make obeisance to a custom of another country, when you hate what that custom stands for? Should never happen.

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  HeMateMe: I shared a house with a number of people in college, one who was an Iranian exchange student. He lived none of that lifestyle, no mosque, had his girlfriend sleep over, treated her as an equal.

He said there was an Iranian student on campus who was the sort of resident KGB, the guy who would report back to the country if the exchange students were doing anything politically against Iran. I do think this one guy came from money, though, so he may never have been a victim of the Shah's secret police. It was that time in history. His affable personality might have been much different, otherwise.

I once saw a woman on campus with the complete hijab/hibab, robe, head covered and black veil, black from top to bottom. I don't know if she was from Iran or a different country. I hope she took pride in it. I thought it must be like Hel, especially in hot weather.

Oct-27-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Nazi!
Feb-16-17  red1728A: Much respect to Nazí for refusing to attend this year's farcical WWCC.
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  HeMateMe: Iran has a Nazi moratorium?
Apr-10-17  UncleBent: Yasser and Maurice commented on Paikidze's lacklust performance in the, just-concluded, US Women's Championship. She got more than her share of good fortune, but was unable to capitalize. And with very little tournament play since the Olympiad, and with no plans to play in the immediate future, I wonder if she is/will be a chess-playing professional.
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  whiteshark: Phantastic biographical 'documentary report' about her with even more photos. (post#26)


Oct-27-17  waustad: Her membership here is a lot like that of Alejandro Ramirez. A couple of posts while very young and nothing afterwards. I've seen similar actions from Fabiano Caruana on another site. Perhaps they come to the conclusion that they should only write publicly when they are paid.
Oct-27-17  Amulet: Thanks <whiteshark> for the link.
Mar-29-18  PhilFeeley: Who will explain the hypenated name? I assume she got married, but was it reported anywhere - like the Karjakin marriage, or Aronian's. We fans like to know these things.
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  HeMateMe: perhaps you could join her tweet admirers?
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  FSR: <PhilFeeley> You might want to try this <Google> thing. From today's <Baltimore Sun>:

<Paikidze lives in Las Vegas with her husband, Greg Barnes, whom she met while both were at UMBC. Barnes, a mechanical engineer, is from Westminster.

"He was playing poker in The Commons [a student center] and I was playing chess, and he expressed an interest in the game," she said. "I showed him some moves and he improved a lot."

They've been married two years.>

Apr-30-18  morfishine: Congratulations Grandmaster Paikidze for winning the US Championship! Well Done!


Apr-30-18  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?

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?
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