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Nana Alexandria
N Alexandria 

Number of games in database: 266
Years covered: 1968 to 2005
Last FIDE rating: 2342
Highest rating achieved in database: 2375
Overall record: +91 -82 =81 (51.8%)*
   * 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 (20) 
    E94 E75 E97 E92 E95
 Sicilian (18) 
    B46 B30 B40 B43 B45
 Queen's Indian (11) 
    E12 E15 E17
 Ruy Lopez (10) 
    C77 C91 C63
 Queen's Pawn Game (8) 
    A45 A46 A40 A41 E10
 Grunfeld (7) 
    D85 D90 D83 D99 D97
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (44) 
    B32 B33 B47 B22 B44
 Queen's Indian (13) 
    E12 E15 E14 E17
 Alekhine's Defense (11) 
    B02 B05 B03
 English, 1 c4 c5 (8) 
    A32 A34 A30 A33 A38
 Semi-Slav (7) 
    D43 D47 D44 D48
 Reti System (7) 
    A04 A06
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   N Alexandria vs Chiburdanidze, 1981 1/2-1/2
   V Vepkhvishvili vs N Alexandria, 1968 0-1
   N Alexandria vs M Litynska, 1980 1/2-1/2
   Chiburdanidze vs N Alexandria, 1981 0-1
   N Alexandria vs M Litynska, 1980 1/2-1/2
   Chiburdanidze vs N Alexandria, 1981 0-1
   N Alexandria vs Chiburdanidze, 1981 1/2-1/2
   E Donaldson-Akhmilovskaya vs N Alexandria, 1980 0-1
   N Alexandria vs Chiburdanidze, 1977 1/2-1/2
   N Alexandria vs M Litynska, 1980 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   YUG-URS (1979)
   Ohrid Interzonal (Women) (1971)
   Jajce (Women) (1984)
   9th Soviet Team Cup (1976)
   Dubai Olympiad (Women) (1986)
   Halle DSV (1981)
   Goglidze Memorial (1977)
   Latvian Championship (1989)
   European Championship (Women) (2000)
   Valletta Olympiad (Women) (1980)
   Baden-Baden Open (1990)

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, 73 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 11; games 1-25 of 266  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. V Vepkhvishvili vs N Alexandria 0-1261968Tbilisi-chB32 Sicilian
2. L Zivkovic vs N Alexandria  1-0491968URS-YUGA04 Reti Opening
3. N Alexandria vs L Zivkovic  0-1391968URS-YUGC11 French
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. N Alexandria vs R Cardoso  1-0461969Belgrade (Women)C77 Ruy Lopez
7. N Alexandria vs T Kobaidze  1-0511970Tbilisi Gori (Women)C43 Petrov, Modern Attack
8. A Kushnir vs N Alexandria  1-0571971KislovodskA87 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation
9. N Alexandria vs O Rubtsova  0-1491971Ohrid Interzonal (Women)B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
10. M Karff vs N Alexandria 0-1691971Ohrid Interzonal (Women)A34 English, Symmetrical
11. M Lazarevic vs N Alexandria  1-0341971Ohrid Interzonal (Women)B06 Robatsch
12. Dzindzichashvili vs N Alexandria 1-0211971Tbilisi DynamoB02 Alekhine's Defense
13. M Podgaets vs N Alexandria  ½-½501971Karseladze MemorialB02 Alekhine's Defense
14. N Alexandria vs Furman  0-1381971Karseladze MemorialB40 Sicilian
15. N Alexandria vs E Polihroniade  1-0471971Ohrid Interzonal (Women)B06 Robatsch
16. N Alexandria vs N Konopleva  1-0671971Ohrid Interzonal (Women)C77 Ruy Lopez
17. N Alexandria vs T Stadler  1-0221971Ohrid Interzonal (Women)C00 French Defense
18. V Kozlovskaya vs N Alexandria  ½-½411971Ohrid Interzonal (Women)E00 Queen's Pawn Game
19. G Baumstark vs N Alexandria  0-1361971Ohrid Interzonal (Women)B02 Alekhine's Defense
20. N Alexandria vs T Belamaric  1-0321971Ohrid Interzonal (Women)D00 Queen's Pawn Game
21. K Radzikowska vs N Alexandria  ½-½401971Ohrid Interzonal (Women)B89 Sicilian
22. M Ivanka vs N Alexandria  0-1361971Ohrid Interzonal (Women)B88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
23. Timman vs N Alexandria 0-1361971Goglidze MemorialA30 English, Symmetrical
24. N Alexandria vs B Gurgenidze  0-1241971Goglidze MemorialD83 Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit
25. N Alexandria vs F Portisch  ½-½521971Goglidze MemorialC00 French Defense
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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!!!
Jul-29-11  whiteshark: There a quite some more biographical details than in the bio above
Premium Chessgames Member
  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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