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Zurab Azmaiparashvili
Number of games in database: 1,146
Years covered: 1968 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 2637 (2619 rapid, 2608 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2679

Overall record: +361 -170 =468 (59.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 147 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 English, 1 c4 e5 (63) 
    A29 A21 A28 A25 A22
 Slav (54) 
    D10 D11 D12 D17 D14
 King's Indian (54) 
    E92 E60 E97 E94 E77
 Nimzo Indian (52) 
    E32 E21 E58 E55 E34
 English (45) 
    A16 A15 A10 A11 A13
 Queen's Indian (37) 
    E12 E15 E17 E16 E13
With the Black pieces:
 Pirc (126) 
    B08 B07 B09
 Robatsch (98) 
 Queen's Pawn Game (74) 
    A41 A40 D02 A45 D01
 Sicilian (42) 
    B93 B52 B50 B23 B61
 Grunfeld (22) 
    D85 D97 D91 D73 D76
 Queen's Gambit Declined (22) 
    D37 D35 D31 D30 D39
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Karpov vs Azmaiparashvili, 1983 0-1
   Azmaiparashvili vs J Ye, 1988 1-0
   Polgar vs Azmaiparashvili, 2003 0-1
   Azmaiparashvili vs Chernin, 1980 1-0
   Ganguly vs Azmaiparashvili, 2004 0-1
   Gurgenidze vs Azmaiparashvili, 1986 0-1
   Shirov vs Azmaiparashvili, 2003 1/2-1/2
   Yakovich vs Azmaiparashvili, 1994 0-1
   Korchnoi vs Azmaiparashvili, 1996 0-1
   A Lastin vs Azmaiparashvili, 2004 0-1

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (1999)
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2000)
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Toledo (1991)
   Dortmund Open-A (1992)
   European Championship (2003)
   12th International Junior Tournament (1978)
   9th European Junior Championship 1979/80 (1979)
   Yerevan (1981)
   Lost Boys Open (1998)
   Moscow-B (1986)
   San Sebastian Open (1991)
   European Championship (2001)
   Manila Olympiad (1992)
   Reykjavik Open (1990)
   European Championship (2000)
   Moscow Olympiad (1994)
   Elista Olympiad (1998)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Pirc by Cannon Fodder
   Madrid 1996 by suenteus po 147
   Dos Hermanas 2001 by suenteus po 147

   🏆 Liepajas Rokade Super
   E Romanov vs Azmaiparashvili (Aug-08-15) 1/2-1/2

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(born Mar-16-1960, 63 years old) Georgia

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GM Zurab Alekseyevich Azmaiparashvili (1988), born in Georgia (formerly USSR). In international tournaments he was 1st at Pavlodar in 1982, 1st= at Moscow 1986, 1st at Albena 1986, 1st at Tbilisi 1986, 1st at London (Lloyds Bank Open) in 1989, and 1st at EU-ch 4th (2003). Georgian champion in 1980. He is currently Vice-President of FIDE (the World Chess Federation). On 11 August 2014, Azmaiparashvili became president of the European Chess Union by beating his predecessor Silvio Danailov withh 33:18 votes. He is an International Organizer (2002) and a FIDE Senior Trainer (2004).

Wikipedia article: Zurab Azmaiparashvili

Last updated: 2018-03-06 13:14:12

 page 1 of 49; games 1-25 of 1,201  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. V Vepkhvishvili vs Azmaiparashvili 1-0231968Friendly gameE70 King's Indian
2. V Vepkhvishvili vs Azmaiparashvili  ½-½621972Ch Chess ClubD01 Richter-Veresov Attack
3. Azmaiparashvili vs V Vepkhvishvili  0-1361975Ch Pioneer PalaceE77 King's Indian
4. Dvoirys vs Azmaiparashvili  1-0501976URS Junior ChampionshipB89 Sicilian
5. Azmaiparashvili vs Psakhis  0-1411978Sochi YMA34 English, Symmetrical
6. Psakhis vs Azmaiparashvili  0-1411978Sochi YMB60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
7. Azmaiparashvili vs K Allen  1-023197812th International Junior TournamentA28 English
8. M Villermain vs Azmaiparashvili  0-140197812th International Junior TournamentB89 Sicilian
9. B Zueger vs Azmaiparashvili 1-054197812th International Junior TournamentE68 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Variation, 8.e4
10. Azmaiparashvili vs C McNab  1-023197812th International Junior TournamentA04 Reti Opening
11. N Ivell vs Azmaiparashvili  0-119197812th International Junior TournamentB24 Sicilian, Closed
12. Azmaiparashvili vs P Nikolic  1-060197812th International Junior TournamentA11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System
13. H Cardon vs Azmaiparashvili  0-151197812th International Junior TournamentA62 Benoni, Fianchetto Variation
14. Azmaiparashvili vs E Di Cera  1-048197812th International Junior TournamentE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
15. E Tangborn vs Azmaiparashvili  0-152197812th International Junior TournamentA04 Reti Opening
16. Azmaiparashvili vs Dolmatov  ½-½411978Karseladze MemorialD14 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
17. K Lerner vs Azmaiparashvili  0-1621978Karseladze MemorialA30 English, Symmetrical
18. Azmaiparashvili vs D Gedevanishvili  0-1421978Karseladze MemorialA30 English, Symmetrical
19. Azmaiparashvili vs M Podgaets  1-0311978Karseladze MemorialE73 King's Indian
20. M Dvoretzky vs Azmaiparashvili  ½-½161978Karseladze MemorialB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
21. Estrin vs Azmaiparashvili  0-1351978Karseladze MemorialB61 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2
22. Azmaiparashvili vs Lutikov  0-1451978Karseladze MemorialA46 Queen's Pawn Game
23. V Osnos vs Azmaiparashvili  0-1281978Karseladze MemorialD58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
24. Romanishin vs Azmaiparashvili  1-0441979TbilisiA14 English
25. I Efimov vs Azmaiparashvili ½-½651979URSB22 Sicilian, Alapin
 page 1 of 49; games 1-25 of 1,201  PGN Download
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Oct-10-10  splatty: I feel sorry for Gashimov, he is a virtuoso chess player and was left out of the Olympiad because of the politics of a self-serving ex-FIDE politician. Gashimov is more of a talent than Azmaiparashvili ever was, and it's a disgrace he inhibits a top young player from representing his own country. I already thought Azmaiparashvili was a thug and a selfish idiot from previous Chessbase reports over the years relating to his role as a FIDE vice president, and this has confirmed all of that for me and I'll be happy if I never hear his name mentioned again as he's done enough damage. (As an aside, he has been part of the corruption in FIDE to get fat and rich for years, and he is hypocrite enough to complain and try and sue when the tables are turned on him...)
Oct-03-11  Cemoblanca: Danger in Chess: How to Avoid Making Blunders :D >>>

P.S. This one would be a "decent and honest" motto for the FIDE (instead of "Gens una sumus"). ;0)

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  Penguincw: Happy Birthday POTD!
Mar-24-12  King Death: <Jul-03-08 percyblakeney: It's only five years ago Azmai was a 2700 player, in July 2003 he had a 2702 rating (just behind Ivanchuk with 2710 but well ahead of Moro with 2679). This when such a rating was enough to be #15 (and not #30 as it is today).>

And that 2702 wouldn't even get you in the top 40 today,

But there's no inflation, that's a conspiracy theory. Lee Harvey Oswald was a lone gunman too.

May-21-12  whiteshark: Quote of the Day

<A man that will take back a move at chess will pick a pocket.>

-- Fenton

'A man' as synomym for politicans and banksters!

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  OhioChessFan: I have always had a problem with moves being written down before they are made. That is not "recording". That is "making notes." FWIW, in the account, I think it made NO difference if he'd written a different move down or not.
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  offramp: Would you buy a used car from this man?
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  offramp: I took the plunge and bought a second-hand Volkswagen Puppo from Azmai.

I later found out that it was two different cars sellotaped together!

Only the front end was a Volkswagen. Now he won't answer the phone.

Mar-14-14  Jim Bartle: Sounds about right.
Aug-13-14  Karpova: The new president of the European Chess Union.


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  perfidious: The fix is in, baby!

Y'all want a title? A boost in rating? The Big A's your man! Slip him enough baksheesh and get anything!

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  MissScarlett: <“The true life story of Zurab Azmaiparashvili, famous fighter against chess corruption, and faithful servant of Makro&friends” FIDE>

Sep-11-17  Mudphudder: Famous fighter against chest corruption....uses the word "gypsy" bahahahahhaaa!
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  FSR: I hate to see this scumbag as Player of the Day.
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  HeMateMe: what specifically is this guy accused of, what has he done?
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  perfidious: <HMM>, this player, inter alia, was alleged to have fixed the result of Strumica 1995, the games for which will be found here:

There have been other shenanigans since.

Mar-16-18  hashtag: Metoo

--> <FSR: I hate to see this scumbag as Player of the Day.>

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  FSR: <HeMateMe>
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  FSR: Lurid accusations against Azmaiparashvili:
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  ChessHigherCat: <FSR: Lurid accusations against Azmaiparashvili:>

Great article but the Gandhi quote at the top of the page should be changed to:

"First they trust you, then they rue the day, then they arrest you and finally you're hired by FIDE"

Nov-03-18  Nina Myers: What a disgusting human being.

Zurab, the same guy that made Anton Kovalyov quit the World Cup and cheated his way into the world elite, now yells at a 13 year old chess player for blundering in round 11 of a long, stressful tournament on move 81.

Zurab himself blundered in the final game of the European Championship 2003 and just made another move in order to win the game. He propably wanted <Alexander Krastev> to do the same...

People like Zurab are a disgrace to chess.

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  perfidious: This once, we are in agreement. Azmai is a disgrazia and a <point of sale>.
Dec-11-18  Nina Myers: <perfidious>, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
Jan-26-19  GumboGambit: Well, it looks like hes been Zu-Robbed again from Humanitarian of the Year award.

Better Luck next year Zurab!<Step up your bribe game, Gypsy!>

Mar-03-19  Mr. President: Do you mind if I sit back a little? Because your breath is very bad.
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