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Elizbar Ubilava
E Ubilava 

Number of games in database: 606
Years covered: 1967 to 2021
Last FIDE rating: 2461 (2460 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2558
Overall record: +198 -152 =248 (53.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 8 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Nimzo Indian (34) 
    E21 E20 E44 E46 E38
 King's Indian (27) 
    E73 E75 E62 E94 E92
 English, 1 c4 c5 (20) 
    A33 A30 A31 A34 A35
 English, 1 c4 e5 (20) 
    A22 A25 A21 A20 A29
 English (19) 
    A10 A16 A15 A13 A17
 Slav (17) 
    D17 D14 D10 D11 D12
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (104) 
    B90 B92 B61 B22 B62
 Queen's Gambit Declined (52) 
    D37 D31 D30 D35 D38
 King's Indian (36) 
    E92 E97 E76 E94 E71
 Sicilian Najdorf (30) 
    B90 B92 B93 B97 B91
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (17) 
    B61 B62 B60 B67
 Queen's Pawn Game (16) 
    A41 A46 D02 A45 D00
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Kramnik vs E Ubilava, 1992 0-1
   I A Zaitsev vs E Ubilava, 1967 0-1
   de Firmian vs E Ubilava, 1989 0-1
   E Ubilava vs Plachetka, 1985 1-0
   E Ubilava vs Matulovic, 1988 1-0
   M Cornette vs E Ubilava, 2003 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Tbilisi (1979)
   Goglidze Memorial (1983)
   Toledo (1991)
   URS-ch sf Barnaul (1984)
   Alma-Ata (1989)
   Elgoibar (1993)
   Las Palmas-B (1994)
   Elgoibar 1st (1991)
   Goglidze Memorial (1980)
   Goglidze Memorial (1986)
   San Sebastian Open (1991)
   URS-ch sf Minsk (1983)
   Yerevan (1981)
   URS-ch FL50 (1982)
   Rome Open (1990)

   🏆 40th Benasque Open
   M Santos Ruiz vs E Ubilava (Jul-09-21) 1-0
   A Rosell vs E Ubilava (2020) 1/2-1/2
   Gabriel Quispe Arteaga vs E Ubilava (2020) 1-0
   M Perez Candelario vs E Ubilava (2020) 1-0
   E Ubilava vs N Grandelius (2020) 0-1

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(born Aug-27-1950, 73 years old) Georgia (federation/nationality Spain)

[what is this?]
Elizbar Elizbarovich Ubilava was born in Tbilisi. Awarded the IM title in 1978 and the GM title in 1988, he was 1st at Trencianske Teplice 1985, 1st at Eforie Nord 1988 and 1st= at Tbilisi 1988. Most recently he has acted in the role of a trainer; he is a FIDE Senior Trainer.

Wikipedia article: Elizbar Ubilava

 page 1 of 25; games 1-25 of 606  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. E Ubilava vs I Kalinski  1-0421967USSR ChampionshipC77 Ruy Lopez
2. I A Zaitsev vs E Ubilava 0-1331967USSR ChampionshipB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
3. Alburt vs E Ubilava  1-0461969URS-ch Young MastersB06 Robatsch
4. Z Mikadze vs E Ubilava  0-1441970Georgian ChampionshipA30 English, Symmetrical
5. Tal vs E Ubilava  ½-½601970Georgian ChampionshipE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
6. Furman vs E Ubilava  1-0601971Karseladze MemorialE41 Nimzo-Indian
7. V Vepkhvishvili vs E Ubilava  1-0281971Ch Tbilisi UniversityB32 Sicilian
8. V Vepkhvishvili vs E Ubilava  0-1431971Ch Chess ClubB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
9. E Ubilava vs Karpov  ½-½231971URS-ch sf DaugavpilsB40 Sicilian
10. E Ubilava vs Furman  1-0421971URS-ch sf DaugavpilsC00 French Defense
11. V Karasev vs E Ubilava  1-0411971URS-ch sf DaugavpilsD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
12. Bagirov vs E Ubilava  1-0491971Goglidze MemorialD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
13. E Ubilava vs B Gurgenidze  1-0401971Goglidze MemorialA00 Uncommon Opening
14. N Gaprindashvili vs E Ubilava  ½-½421971Goglidze MemorialB39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
15. H Gabrans vs E Ubilava  1-0311972Dinamo Team ChampionshipB23 Sicilian, Closed
16. E Ubilava vs Babadzhanov  1-0471972Dinamo Team ChampionshipB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
17. E Ubilava vs V Vepkhvishvili  1-0271972Qual Georgian Olympic TeamC77 Ruy Lopez
18. L Grigorian vs E Ubilava  0-146197212th Soviet Team Championship qual-3A16 English
19. Tukmakov vs E Ubilava  ½-½63197212th Soviet Team Championship qual-3B32 Sicilian
20. S Giterman vs E Ubilava  0-134197212th Soviet Team Championship qual-3D34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
21. E Ubilava vs Furman  ½-½75197212th Soviet Team Championship Final-AB40 Sicilian
22. Y Anikaev vs E Ubilava  0-141197212th Soviet Team Championship Final-AA04 Reti Opening
23. Klovans vs E Ubilava  1-039197212th Soviet Team Championship Final-AB32 Sicilian
24. E Ubilava vs Vasiukov  ½-½62197212th Soviet Team Championship Final-AB40 Sicilian
25. E Ubilava vs V Vepkhvishvili  1-0621972Ch Chess ClubC77 Ruy Lopez
 page 1 of 25; games 1-25 of 606  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-19-04  Cecil Brown: Vishy Anand's regular second. He's Russian I think, certainly from the former Soviet Union.
Mar-20-04  vishyanand: actually, i think he is spanish
Premium Chessgames Member
  Chessical: Elizbar Ubilava is a 53 year old Georgian IGM, with a current rating of 2530.
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: "Then I saw her face.... And I'm Ubilava..."
Feb-19-06  Jim Bartle: Excellent!
May-26-06  BIDMONFA: Elizbar Ubilava

UBILIVA, Elizbar

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  GrahamClayton: A game not in the database:

[Event "?"]
[Site "USSR"]
[Date "1970.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Ubilava, Elizbar"]
[Black "Petrosian, Arshak B"]
[Result "1-0"]

1. e4 ♘f6 2. e5 ♘d5 3. ♘c3 ♘xc3 4. bxc3 d5 5. d4 ♗f5 6. ♘e2 e6 7. ♘g3 ♗g6 8. ♗d3 c5 9. ♖b1 ♕c7 10. O-O ♘c6 11. ♗e3 O-O-O 12. f4 cxd4 13. ♗xd4 ♗xd3 14. cxd3 g6 15. ♗e3 ♔b8 16. ♕a4 ♗e7 17. ♖b2 ♖d7 18. ♖fb1 ♖c8

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19. ♖b5 f6 20. ♘e2 fxe5 21. fxe5 ♔a8 22. ♘d4 ♕xe5 23. ♗f2 ♖f8 24. ♘xc6 bxc6 25. ♖a5 1-0

Source: Bill Wall, “500 Alekhine Miniatures”, Chess Enterprises, Moon Township, Pennsylvania, 1994

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  offramp: Why were he and his dad both called Elizabeth?
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  WCC Editing Project:

At age 18, he entered the <Karseladze Memorial 1968>, but withdrew after scoring 1.5 from 4 rounds:

His four games were canceled from the crosstable and score tally, and the pgns are not to be found in the Rusbase pgn download of this event.

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  eternaloptimist: Happy birthday to GM Ubilava!
May-03-23  stone free or die: A picture of him as a younger man:

(Date uncertain)

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