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Mikhail Kobalia
M Kobalia 
Number of games in database: 1,530
Years covered: 1994 to 2021
Last FIDE rating: 2614 (2567 rapid, 2569 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2679

Overall record: +304 -133 =408 (60.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 685 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (258) 
    B90 B30 B51 B31 B50
 Ruy Lopez (106) 
    C78 C84 C65 C91 C80
 French Defense (97) 
    C10 C07 C03 C18 C05
 Caro-Kann (62) 
    B13 B14 B12 B10 B18
 Sicilian Najdorf (48) 
    B90 B92 B93 B94
 French Tarrasch (44) 
    C07 C03 C05 C09 C06
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (176) 
    B46 B40 B42 B43 B22
 Slav (144) 
    D11 D15 D10 D12 D16
 Semi-Slav (70) 
    D45 D43 D44 D47
 Ruy Lopez (58) 
    C67 C65 C76 C60 C78
 Sicilian Taimanov (43) 
    B46 B47 B48 B49 B45
 Sicilian Kan (39) 
    B42 B43 B41
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   M Kobalia vs Hjartarson, 2020 1-0
   M Kobalia vs B Kantsler, 2001 1-0
   M Kobalia vs Nalbandian, 1999 1-0
   M Kobalia vs V Akopian, 2006 1-0
   M Kobalia vs Bibek Thing, 2019 1-0
   Karjakin vs M Kobalia, 2004 0-1
   M Kobalia vs P Smirnov, 2001 1-0
   M Kobalia vs Karjakin, 2004 1/2-1/2
   I Khairullin vs M Kobalia, 2004 0-1
   M Kobalia vs A Krivonogov, 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)
   Isle of Man Masters (2007)
   European Championship (2003)
   European Championship (2009)
   Chigorin Memorial (2017)
   Gibraltar Masters (2020)
   Gibraltar Masters (2006)
   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

   🏆 World Blitz Championship
   M Kobalia vs V Onyshchuk (Dec-30-21) 0-1, blitz
   M Kobalia vs S Vokhidov (Dec-30-21) 1-0, blitz
   V S Gujrathi vs M Kobalia (Dec-30-21) 0-1, blitz
   A Adly vs M Kobalia (Dec-30-21) 0-1, blitz
   M Kobalia vs R Svane (Dec-30-21) 0-1, blitz

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(born May-03-1978, 44 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: 2021-12-28 01:26:32

 page 1 of 63; games 1-25 of 1,552  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. Korotylev vs M Kobalia  ½-½291994Moscow-chA99 Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky Variation with b3
6. Rychagov vs M Kobalia  ½-½161994St Petersburg op2B32 Sicilian
7. Filippov vs M Kobalia  1-0511995RUS-ch U18A04 Reti Opening
8. M Kobalia vs Vescovi  ½-½251995Wch U18C47 Four Knights
9. M Kobalia vs Rychagov  0-1281995Moscow-ch opA07 King's Indian Attack
10. B Socko vs M Kobalia  ½-½421995Wch U18C63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
11. V Malakhov vs M Kobalia 1-0951995RUS-ch U18C05 French, Tarrasch
12. M Kobalia vs Korotylev  ½-½691995RUS-ch U18B62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
13. M Kobalia vs Sutovsky  1-0681995Wch U18B62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
14. T Gelashvili vs M Kobalia  0-1421995Wch U18C55 Two Knights Defense
15. M Kobalia vs S Guliev  ½-½541996Yalta opB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
16. V Malakhatko vs M Kobalia ½-½531996Yalta opA04 Reti Opening
17. V L Ivanov vs M Kobalia  0-1251996Moscow GM2C57 Two Knights
18. M Kobalia vs Turov  1-0471996EU-ch U18B14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
19. A Gelman vs M Kobalia  0-1301996Ch Moscow (open)C28 Vienna Game
20. M Kobalia vs Sadvakasov  1-0321996Moscow GM2C41 Philidor Defense
21. M Kobalia vs A V Kharitonov  ½-½211996Alekhine opC49 Four Knights
22. M Kobalia vs Kholmov  1-0461996Moscow-AC10 French
23. M Kobalia vs S Guliev  1-0701996Moscow-AB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
24. S Guliev vs M Kobalia  ½-½111996Moscow GM2D31 Queen's Gambit Declined
25. Psakhis vs M Kobalia  0-1561996Vienna opC05 French, Tarrasch
 page 1 of 63; games 1-25 of 1,552  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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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...
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  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!

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