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Nana Alexandria
N Alexandria 
Number of games in database: 190
Years covered: 1968 to 2001
Last FIDE rating: 2342
Highest rating achieved in database: 2375

Overall record: +57 -60 =61 (49.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 12 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (14) 
    E94 E92 E95 E97 E76
 Sicilian (14) 
    B46 B31 B43 B51 B84
 Queen's Indian (10) 
    E12 E15 E17
 Grunfeld (6) 
    D85 D90 D97 D83 D99
 Ruy Lopez (6) 
    C77 C91 C63
 Pirc (5) 
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (29) 
    B32 B47 B33 B40 B44
 Queen's Indian (10) 
    E15 E14 E12 E17
 Semi-Slav (7) 
    D43 D44 D47 D48
 English, 1 c4 c5 (7) 
    A34 A30 A32 A33
 English (7) 
    A15 A12
 Alekhine's Defense (7) 
    B05 B02 B03
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   V Vepkhvishvili vs N Alexandria, 1968 0-1
   N Alexandria vs M Litinskaya-Shul, 1980 1/2-1/2
   N Alexandria vs Chiburdanidze, 1981 1/2-1/2
   N Alexandria vs M Litinskaya-Shul, 1980 1/2-1/2
   Chiburdanidze vs N Alexandria, 1981 0-1
   Chiburdanidze vs N Alexandria, 1981 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Dubai Olympiad (Women) (1986)
   Valletta Olympiad (Women) (1980)
   European Championship (Women) (2000)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   1975 (women's) candidate final: Nana-Irina by gauer
   Women WCC Index [1981: Chiburdanidze-Alexandria] by chessmoron
   1980 (women's) candidates matches: Nana vs Marta by gauer
   1980 (women's) candidates matches: Nana vs Elena by gauer
   1974 (women's) candidates matches: Nana vs Marta by gauer

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(born Oct-13-1949, 72 years old) Georgia

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Nana Georgievna Alexandria was born in Poti, Georgia (formerly USSR). Awarded the WIM title in 1966 and the WGM title in 1976 she was USSR Women's Champion in 1966, 1968 (jointly) and 1969. She was also Women's World Championship Challenger twice. In 1975 she lost to Nona Gaprindashvili (+3, =1, -8) and in 1981 she drew with Maia Chiburdanidze (+4, =8, -4). She is now an administrator to FIDE. She became the chairperson of the FIDE Women's Committee in 1986, and she became an International Arbiter in 1995.

Wikipedia article: Nana Alexandria

Last updated: 2019-12-31 07:49:29

 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 194  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. V Vepkhvishvili vs N Alexandria 0-1261968Tbilisi-chB32 Sicilian
2. N Alexandria vs L Zivkovic  0-1391968URS-YUGC11 French
3. L Zivkovic vs N Alexandria  1-0491968URS-YUGA04 Reti Opening
4. L Zivkovic vs N Alexandria  ½-½331968URS-YUGA04 Reti Opening
5. N Alexandria vs L Zivkovic  1-0391968URS-YUGA07 King's Indian Attack
6. Dzindzichashvili vs N Alexandria 1-0211971Tbilisi DynamoB02 Alekhine's Defense
7. A Kushnir vs N Alexandria  1-0571971KislovodskA87 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation
8. N Alexandria vs O Rubtsova  0-1491971Ohrid Interzonal (Women)B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
9. M Karff vs N Alexandria 0-1691971Ohrid Interzonal (Women)A34 English, Symmetrical
10. M Lazarevic vs N Alexandria  1-0341971OhridB06 Robatsch
11. N Alexandria vs F Portisch  ½-½521971Goglidze MemorialC00 French Defense
12. N Alexandria vs Gurgenidze  0-1241971Goglidze MemorialD83 Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit
13. Timman vs N Alexandria 0-1361971Goglidze MemorialA30 English, Symmetrical
14. N Alexandria vs M Litinskaya-Shul  1-0291973Moscow-ch (Women)C77 Ruy Lopez
15. N Alexandria vs M Litinskaya-Shul 0-1321973URS-ch (Women)B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
16. M Litinskaya-Shul vs N Alexandria  ½-½721974Candidates sf (Women)B05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
17. M Litinskaya-Shul vs N Alexandria  0-1401974Candidates sf (Women)A22 English
18. N Alexandria vs M Litinskaya-Shul 1-0721974Candidates sf (Women)B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
19. M Litinskaya-Shul vs N Alexandria  0-1371974Candidates sf (Women)E14 Queen's Indian
20. M Litinskaya-Shul vs N Alexandria  1-0561974Candidates sf (Women)E14 Queen's Indian
21. N Alexandria vs M Litinskaya-Shul  1-0371974Candidates sf (Women)B51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
22. N Alexandria vs M Litinskaya-Shul  1-0401974Candidates sf (Women)C43 Petrov, Modern Attack
23. N Alexandria vs M Litinskaya-Shul  0-1201974Candidates sf (Women)C77 Ruy Lopez
24. N Gaprindashvili vs N Alexandria 1-0321975Wch (Women)A07 King's Indian Attack
25. N Gaprindashvili vs N Alexandria  1-0581975Wch (Women)B02 Alekhine's Defense
 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 194  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-13-06  BIDMONFA: Nana G Alexandria


Oct-13-09  redwhitechess:
Oct-13-09  Birthday Boy: Happy Birthday!!!Nana G Alexandria!!!
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: There a quite some more biographical details than in the bio above
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  Honza Cervenka: It is worth to mention that Nana Alexandria was a stable participant of Women WCh Candidates events since 1967 Candidates Tournament in Subotica to the 1988 Chaltubo Candidates Tournament. Only in the next WWCh cycle she failed to qualify herself from the 1990 Genting Interzonal Tournament. In between she managed to win two Interzonals as sole winner (Ohrid 1971 and Havana 1985, twice she was qualified directly as defeated Challenger from previous cycle) and once she was eliminated in the final match of Candidates tournament (by Alla Kusnir in 1971) and once she took the second place (Malmo 1986) only a half point behind the winner Elena Akhmilovskaya.
Jul-02-19  diagonal: Thanks, <Honza Cervenka> for honoring Nana Alexandria, twice Women's World Championship Challenger, against Gaprindashvili in 1975 (lost), and against Chiburdanidze in 1981 (drew).

Despite not winning the ultimate title match, the following World Champions could retain their title without a tie-break:

• Lasker in 1910: Drawing with Schlechter 5-5

• Botvinnik in 1951: Drawing with Bronstein 12-12

• Botvinnik in 1954: Drawing with Smyslov 12-12

• Chiburdanidze in 1981: Drawing with <Alexandria> 12-12

• Kasparov in 1987: Drawing with Karpov 12-12

• Kramnik in 2004 (split title): Drawing with Leko 7-7

In these matches, the reigning World Chess Champion kept the title without any further play-off, according to the rules then in charge.

Schlechter, Bronstein, Alexandria, and Leko never became World Champion.

Note: Botvinnik played five regular World Championship title matches (1951, 1954, 1957, 1960, 1963), he didn’t win one! Botvinnik drew Bronstein (1951), drew Smyslov (1954), lost to Smyslov (1957), lost to Tal (1960), lost to Petrosian (1963). Two re-matches (a special regulation then in charge), he did win, vs. Smyslov (1958) and vs. Tal (1961). The re-match clause had been abandoned in 1963, later re-installed for Karpov, finally buried.

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