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Mikhail Kobalia
M Kobalia 
Number of games in database: 1,616
Years covered: 1994 to 2022
Last FIDE rating: 2614 (2567 rapid, 2569 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2679

Overall record: +448 -192 =539 (60.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 437 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (267) 
    B90 B30 B51 B31 B52
 Ruy Lopez (114) 
    C78 C65 C84 C80 C91
 French Defense (99) 
    C07 C10 C03 C18 C05
 Caro-Kann (68) 
    B13 B10 B14 B12 B18
 Sicilian Najdorf (49) 
    B90 B92 B93 B94
 French Tarrasch (47) 
    C07 C03 C05 C09 C04
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (174) 
    B46 B42 B40 B43 B22
 Slav (150) 
    D11 D15 D10 D12 D16
 Semi-Slav (69) 
    D45 D43 D44 D47 D49
 Ruy Lopez (61) 
    C67 C65 C78 C60 C76
 Sicilian Taimanov (49) 
    B46 B47 B48 B45 B49
 King's Indian Attack (45) 
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   M Kobalia vs B Kantsler, 2001 1-0
   M Kobalia vs T Nalbandian, 1999 1-0
   M Kobalia vs Hjartarson, 2020 1-0
   M Kobalia vs V Akopian, 2006 1-0
   Karjakin vs M Kobalia, 2004 0-1
   M Kobalia vs J Lundin, 2019 1-0
   M Kobalia vs Morozevich, 2019 1-0
   M Kobalia vs Bibek Thing, 2019 1-0
   M Kobalia vs Karjakin, 2004 1/2-1/2
   M Kobalia vs P Smirnov, 2001 1-0

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

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Chigorin Memorial Open (1997)
   Novgorod Open (1999)
   Oberwart Open (1997)
   Isle of Man Masters (2007)
   European Championship (2003)
   European Championship (2009)
   Chigorin Memorial (2017)
   Gibraltar Masters (2020)
   European Championship (2005)
   European Championship (2011)
   European Championship (2012)
   European Championship (2018)
   European Championship (2001)
   European Championship (2010)
   European Championship (2019)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   1998 World Junior chess championship by gauer

   🏆 Sharjah Masters
   M Kobalia vs R Jumabayev (May-25-23) 0-1
   E Can vs M Kobalia (May-24-23) 1/2-1/2
   M Kobalia vs F Peralta (May-23-23) 1/2-1/2
   S P Sethuraman vs M Kobalia (May-22-23) 1-0
   M Kobalia vs Robson (May-21-23) 1/2-1/2

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(born May-03-1978, 45 years old) Russia
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Grandmaster. Won the Arctic Chess Challenge 2010 and scored 7.5/11 in the European Championship (2011), placing 18th on tiebreak and thereby qualifying for the World Cup (2011), where he was eliminated in the first round tiebreaker by compatriot GM Igor Lysyj. His strong result in the European Championship (2012) qualified him for the World Cup (2013), where he defeated Denis Khismatullin in the first round but lost to compatriot and former World Champion Vladimir Kramnik in the second round tiebreaker. In the 2016 Aeroflot Open, he tied 3rd-10th with Vladimir Fedoseev, Daniil Dubov, Mateusz Bartel, Sanan Sjugirov, Maxim Matlakov and Vadim Zvjaginsev.

Wikipedia article: Mikhail Kobalia

Last updated: 2023-01-19 10:20:38

 page 1 of 66; games 1-25 of 1,629  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S Guliev vs M Kobalia  ½-½451994Moscow-chD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
2. P Tregubov vs M Kobalia  0-1331994St Petersburg op2A97 Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky
3. M Kobalia vs O Izchenko  ½-½311994St Petersburg op2B47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
4. M Kobalia vs V Malaniuk  ½-½911994St Petersburg op2C47 Four Knights
5. A Korotylev vs M Kobalia  ½-½291994Moscow-chA99 Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky Variation with b3
6. S Shipov vs M Kobalia  ½-½411994St Petersburg op2D12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
7. M Kobalia vs V Moskalenko  ½-½461994Moscow opC05 French, Tarrasch
8. A Rychagov vs M Kobalia  ½-½161994St Petersburg op2B32 Sicilian
9. Filippov vs M Kobalia  1-0511995RUS-ch U18A04 Reti Opening
10. M Kobalia vs G Vescovi  ½-½251995Wch U18C47 Four Knights
11. B Socko vs M Kobalia  ½-½421995Wch U18C63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
12. M Kobalia vs A Rychagov  0-1281995Moscow-ch opA07 King's Indian Attack
13. V Malakhov vs M Kobalia 1-0951995RUS-ch U18C05 French, Tarrasch
14. M Kobalia vs A Korotylev  ½-½691995RUS-ch U18B62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
15. J Steinberg vs M Kobalia  0-1321995Chigorin MemorialC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
16. M Kobalia vs Sakaev  0-1491995Chigorin MemorialB86 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
17. Yagupov vs M Kobalia  ½-½611995Chigorin MemorialA07 King's Indian Attack
18. M Kobalia vs A Gubanov  ½-½271995Chigorin MemorialB08 Pirc, Classical
19. M Kobalia vs E Zhurina  1-0701995Chigorin MemorialB32 Sicilian
20. M Kobalia vs Jakovenko  ½-½321995Chigorin MemorialC49 Four Knights
21. A Kulashko vs M Kobalia  0-1621995Chigorin MemorialC00 French Defense
22. A Moiseenko vs M Kobalia  ½-½531995Chigorin MemorialD07 Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense
23. G Chepukaitis vs M Kobalia 1-0381995Chigorin MemorialA84 Dutch
24. T Gelashvili vs M Kobalia  0-1421995Wch U18C55 Two Knights Defense
25. M Kobalia vs Sutovsky  1-0681995Wch U18B62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
 page 1 of 66; games 1-25 of 1,629  PGN Download
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  WTHarvey: Here are some puzzles from Mikhail's early games not shown here:
May-03-06  BIDMONFA: Mikhail Kobalia


May-03-08  brankat: Happy birthday Mikhail!
Mar-14-09  blacksburg: Gregory Shahade is angry at you, Mikhail Kobalia. you wouldn't like him when he's angry.

M Kobalia vs Naiditsch, 2009

M Kobalia vs V Malakhov, 2009

Mar-17-09  atripodi: Kobalia made up for it today:
Mar-17-09  blacksburg: yeah, that game was bananas.
May-03-09  wordfunph: Birthday happy GM Kobalia!
May-03-09  WhiteRook48: happy birthday!
May-03-10  wordfunph: 32nd Birthday happy GM Kobalia!
May-03-10  newzild: Yet another megastrong super-GM that I've never heard of...
May-03-10  whiteshark: <blacksburg: yeah, that game was bananas.> Ok, if you'd like to express it this way... A Volokitin vs M Kobalia, 2009

but to me someone else deserved it much more to be attributed like that...

May-03-10  Quarticom: happy birthday GM Kobalia!
Aug-08-10  Don Cossacks: Winner of Arctic Chess Challenge 2010 with 7.5 points with a last round victory over GM Loek Van Wely.Congratulations!

May-03-18  paavoh: Happy 40th!
Jan-19-23  Olavi: Worth mentioning that he was in Kasparov's team for the 2000 match against Kramnik (and probably longer).

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