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|May-03-12|| ||parisattack: <HeMateMe: This is the same Nona (best woman player during Bob's hey day) that Fischer claimed he could "give Knight odds to". Well, I'd bet on the Georgian legend, on that one.>|
Happy B-Day, Nona. Love your games. Can you drop by sometime, autograph the Russian biography I have of you, show me a few pointers on the Robatsch?
|May-03-12|| ||Benzol: "Fischer is Fischer, but a Knight is a Knight" - Tal|
|Aug-02-12|| ||kramputz: Must be the wrong FIDE rating.|
|Aug-02-12|| ||kramputz: This is her FIDE rating
|Aug-20-12|| ||waustad: She's playing in the European Senior Champs now. The world senior champs take men over 60 or women over 50. Nona is over the age limit for both and is the highest rated senior woman now, but Pia Cramling may be eligible next year.|
|Aug-22-12|| ||waustad: Since Tatyana Fomina is playing, women can play in their 50s.|
|Apr-21-13|| ||waustad: Congratulations on induction to the chess HOF: http://usa.chessdom.com/us-world-ch...|
|Nov-15-13|| ||waustad: She is not having a good tournament in the World Senior Championships in Croatia. With a 1969 performance rating she'll be shedding some more elo. Of course at 72 she's a lot older than most of her competition. With Maia C. and Pia Cramling both officially seniors now (though neither is present this year) it will keep getting harder for her to win events like his.|
|May-26-14|| ||diagonal: Great Gaprindashvili, Women's World Chess Champion from 1962 to 1978 and the first ever woman to get the Male Grandmaster title by FIDE in 1978, joint-winner of the famous Lone Pine Open in 1977 and multiple winner at the Woman Chess Olympiad, continues to compete occasionally in competitive (senior) chess events!|
Nona plays the 32. Liechtenstein Open in Triesen, an annually international Open of the small <Fürstentum Liechtenstein>, one of the smallest (and richest) principalities of the world, a constitutional monarchy and modern tax haven, located between Austria and Switzerland:
The first edition of this Liechtenstein Open was played in 1983, won by Viktor Korchnoi, a man who needs no introduction, ahead of Zénon Franco Ocampos, who had won the gold medal at board one at the Olympiads 1982 in Lucerne (Franco Ocampos is also the first Paraguayan Grandmaster ever) and legendary Hungarian Master Károly Honfi (just after his death in 1996 awarded the rare Honorary Grandmaster title); a separate senior category exists since 2000.
Nona Gaprindashvili is seeded as no. 2 in this year's senior section:
http://www.chess-results.com/tnr115... (some of her principal competitors such as Bhend, Hohler, Karl and Illi, are members of the male swiss senior team).
The main section's headliner is Sebastian Bogner, german born Grandmaster now playing for the Swiss federation, followed by Belarus Grandmaster <Sergey> Kasparov.
Kirsan I. has announced to visit Liechtenstein and to honour its Federation efforts to promote the royal game. A noble gesture indeed.. öhm, are there any elections coming soon? :)
|Sep-09-14|| ||ketchuplover: Enjoy your $5000 young lady|
|May-17-15|| ||Penguincw: Congrats to Nona Gaprindashvili for finishing as the top female player in the European 65+ Championship. She finished in 5th with 5.5/9.|
|Nov-22-15|| ||sonia91: She just won the 2015 World Women's Senior Championship (over-65 section) in Acqui terme, Italy. Congratulations!|
Someone should add this in the bio and also that she won earlier this year the 2015 European Senior Women's Championship (65+ section).
|May-03-16|| ||sonia91: Happy 75th birthday to the first woman ever to become a GM!|
The "Nona - 75th anniversary" ACP Open was held from April 22 to 30 in Tbilisi in honour of this birthday: http://chess-results.com/tnr212631....
|Mar-08-17|| ||bubuli55: Amazing player. Incredible record.|
|Aug-24-17|| ||Tabanus: European 65+ Female Champion 2017, congrats! She was best woman (as no. 12) in the 65+ class.|
|Jan-29-18|| ||Diocletian: Here are a whole bunch of Nona's pictures from every stage of her career. http://keywordsuggest.org/gallery/1... She is an inspiration and helps me to fight on myself. |
I tried to wish Nona a happy birthday in her own language but learned in Wikipedia that, "Like most native Caucasian peoples, the Georgians do not fit into any of the main ethnic categories of Europe or Asia. The Georgian language, the most pervasive of the Kartvelian languages, is neither Indo-European, Turkic nor Semitic."
English will have to do:
Happy Birthday, Nona!
|Jan-29-18|| ||Diocletian: Well, it's not her birthday. She has game of the day, not player of the day. So what? It's still a good day.|
|Dec-27-18|| ||sonia91: <Gaprindashvili: "I am very thankful that chess was my sport of choice">
An interesting interview with Nona, who 40 years ago became the first woman to achieve the GM title, during the World Senior Championships in Bled, Slovenia. She won once again in the women's 65+ category.
|Jan-16-19|| ||Penguincw: She has a son. Valeriane Gaprindashvili|
|Feb-27-19|| ||sonia91: <Penguincw> What's your source? In Georgia women don't take the husband's surname after marriage (and in countries where women keep their maiden name, AFAIK children take the father's surname). Also I read an interview where she mentions only a son named David, IIRC.|
|Feb-28-19|| ||Penguincw: < sonia91: <Penguincw> What's your source? >|
Valeriane Gaprindashvili (kibitz #7)
|Feb-28-19|| ||sonia91: That's just a statement by a cg.com user, not a real source.|
|Jul-23-19|| ||diagonal: <Fighting for Equality> - A chapter from Nona Gaprindashvili's 1977 book "I Prefer Risk", with integrated games: https://www.chess.com/blog/Spektrow...
by Russian blogger Spektrowski: https://www.chess.com/member/spektr...|
|Nov-21-19|| ||paavoh: Still a force at 78: Co-leader after 9/11 rounds at the World Senior Championships (W65 group)|
|Nov-23-19|| ||woldsmandriffield: Nona G takes the World 65+ women's crown with 8.5/11 at the age of 78!|
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