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Merab Gagunashvili
M Gagunashvili 
Photo courtesy of "WannaBe"  
Number of games in database: 1,186
Years covered: 1997 to 2021
Last FIDE rating: 2584 (2538 rapid, 2575 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2625

Overall record: +181 -91 =253 (58.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 661 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Nimzo Indian (79) 
    E32 E34 E39 E38 E51
 King's Indian (72) 
    E60 E61 E63 E67 E62
 Slav (63) 
    D15 D11 D12 D17 D14
 Sicilian (42) 
    B48 B90 B80 B50 B42
 Queen's Gambit Declined (40) 
    D37 D38 D30 D35 D31
 Grunfeld (40) 
    D76 D78 D73 D97 D77
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (109) 
    B33 B40 B30 B47 B42
 Pirc (95) 
    B07 B09 B08
 Slav (80) 
    D12 D17 D10 D11 D19
 Queen's Pawn Game (68) 
    A41 D02 E10 E00 A40
 Caro-Kann (30) 
    B18 B12 B10 B11 B14
 Philidor's Defense (28) 
    C41
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Carlsen vs M Gagunashvili, 2006 0-1
   S Williams vs M Gagunashvili, 2006 1/2-1/2
   R Hovhannisyan vs M Gagunashvili, 2016 1/2-1/2
   Zvjaginsev vs M Gagunashvili, 2004 1/2-1/2
   M Gagunashvili vs A Somoff, 2006 1-0
   Motylev vs M Gagunashvili, 2006 0-1
   M Gagunashvili vs V Belov, 2006 1-0
   M Gagunashvili vs M Etmans, 2004 1-0
   C Gulbas vs M Gagunashvili, 2007 0-1
   Pavasovic vs M Gagunashvili, 2004 0-1

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

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Hastings 2006/07 (2006)
   Hastings 2005/06 (2006)
   European Championship (2002)
   Corus Group C (2004)
   Dubai Open (2010)
   Batumi op (2001)
   8th Dubai Open (2006)
   Dubai Open (2008)
   Aosta op 12th (2004)
   2nd Indonesia Open Chess Championship (2012)
   European Championship (2003)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   Turin Olympiad (2006)
   European Championship (2009)
   13th Dubai Open (2011)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   2004 Wijk Aan Zee (group C) by gauer

RECENT GAMES:
   🏆 European Individual Championship
   A Davtyan vs M Gagunashvili (Apr-06-22) 1/2-1/2
   M Gagunashvili vs N Buksa (Apr-05-22) 1/2-1/2
   M Gharibyan vs M Gagunashvili (Apr-04-22) 1-0
   M Gagunashvili vs Read Samadov (Apr-03-22) 1/2-1/2
   I Samunenkov vs M Gagunashvili (Apr-02-22) 1/2-1/2

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MERAB GAGUNASHVILI
(born Jan-03-1985, 37 years old) Georgia

[what is this?]
GM Merab Gagunashvili was born in Tbilisi. In 2001, he took the Silver Medal at the World Under 20 Championship. He became a Grandmaster at the age of 17 in 2002. Georgian champion in 2004 and 2010 (=Tamaz Gelashvili).

Wikipedia article: Merab Gagunashvili


 page 1 of 49; games 1-25 of 1,223  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Gagunashvili vs N Mamedov  0-1241997Wch U12E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
2. G Guseinov vs M Gagunashvili  ½-½171997EU-ch U12B33 Sicilian
3. M Gagunashvili vs T Manescu  1-0461997Wch U12A07 King's Indian Attack
4. M Gagunashvili vs A Timofeev  ½-½171997EU-ch U12A45 Queen's Pawn Game
5. Pieter Van der Merwe vs M Gagunashvili  1-0241997Wch U12B33 Sicilian
6. Baris Tokel vs M Gagunashvili  0-1171997EU-ch U12B32 Sicilian
7. A Bokuchava vs M Gagunashvili  1-0351997Pasanauri opD05 Queen's Pawn Game
8. N Mamedov vs M Gagunashvili  1-0171997EU-ch U12B45 Sicilian, Taimanov
9. M Gagunashvili vs Priit Vark  1-0171997EU-ch U12E51 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
10. G Livshits vs M Gagunashvili  0-1171997EU-ch U12B30 Sicilian
11. M Gagunashvili vs K Shanava  ½-½171997EU-ch U12A04 Reti Opening
12. M Gagunashvili vs E Vovsha  1-0181997EU-ch U12A04 Reti Opening
13. D Palo vs M Gagunashvili  ½-½691997Wch U12B01 Scandinavian
14. M Gagunashvili vs E Danielian  0-1331997Pasanauri opD24 Queen's Gambit Accepted
15. M Gagunashvili vs F Berkes  ½-½331997Wch U12A50 Queen's Pawn Game
16. Naiditsch vs M Gagunashvili  ½-½171997EU-ch U12A07 King's Indian Attack
17. M Gagunashvili vs A Murariu  1-0451997Wch U12D14 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
18. Kuan Kuan Tian vs M Gagunashvili  0-1301997Wch U12B33 Sicilian
19. M Gagunashvili vs N Ferrari  1-0411998EU-ch U14D95 Grunfeld
20. M Gagunashvili vs S Zawadzki  1-0371998EU-ch U14A57 Benko Gambit
21. J Owczarzak vs M Gagunashvili  0-1691998EU-ch U14B33 Sicilian
22. M Gagunashvili vs A Longson  1-0921998Istanbul U16A53 Old Indian
23. G Livshits vs M Gagunashvili  0-1431998EU-ch U14B30 Sicilian
24. Efimenko vs M Gagunashvili  ½-½441998EU-ch U14B33 Sicilian
25. Lupulescu vs M Gagunashvili  ½-½641998EU-ch U14B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
 page 1 of 49; games 1-25 of 1,223  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-03-07  BIDMONFA: Merab Gagunashvili

GAGUNASHVILI, Merab
http://www.bidmonfa.com/gagunashvil...
_

Sep-12-07  Karpova: An interview with Merab (GM since the age of 17):
http://www.chesscafe.com/misha/mish...

<I was born on January 3, 1985 in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia. I learned chess from my grandmother, we played it very much at home, and then I had chess lessons during the first grade of school.>

Annotated are the following games:
Gagunashvili vs E Shaposhnikov, 2001
Gagunashvili vs Morozevich, 2003
M Gagunashvili vs Nakamura, 2006

And a game against Grischuk which is not in the database:

Gagunashvili (2563) - Grischuk (2712)
Aeroflot Open Moscow (9), 19.02.2003
Nimzo-Indian Defense [E51]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e3 0–0 5.Nf3 d5 6.Be2 b6 7.0–0 Bb7 8.cxd5 exd5 9.a3 Bd6 10.b4 a6 11.Qb3 Qe7 12.Rb1 Nbd7 13.Bd3 Ne4 14.Nxd5 Bxd5 15.Qxd5 Nc3 16.Qc6 Nxb1 17.Bxb1 a5 18.b5 Rad8 19.a4 f5 20.Qd5+ Kh8 21.g3 g6 22.Ba2 Rde8 23.Qc4 Nf6 24.Bb2 Ne4 25.Rd1 h5 26.Ne5 Kh7 27.h4 Qg7 28.Kg2 Rd8 29.Nf3 g5 30.hxg5 Nxg5 31.d5 Qh6 32.Nh4 Rde8 33.Bb1 Re4 34.Rd4 Qf6 35.f4 Rxe3 36.Nxf5 Re1 37.Bc2 Kg8 38.Nxd6 cxd6 39.Rd2 Qe7 40.Rf2 Ne4 41.Re2 Nd2 42.Rxd2 Qe3 43.Rf2 h4 44.Qd3 Qxd3 45.Bxd3 Re3 46.Bf1 1-0

Jan-28-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: Georgian champion in 2004, and again in 2010:

http://www.chess-results.com/tnr292... http://reports.chessdom.com/news-20...

He was 3rd in European Individual Ch 2002, 7th in Corus C 2004, 2nd in Dubai Open 2005, winner of Hastings 2007, 2nd in Dubai Open 2008, winner of Groningen Open A 2009, 2nd in Tblisi Cup (Georgia) 2009.

Bio in Polish:
http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merab_...

Pictures:
http://www.chessbase.de/2005/dubai/... http://www.chessbase.com/images2/20...

Jul-17-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: Placed 2nd in the 9th Al Saleh Open (Yemen) 2-8 June 2010:

http://www.chess-results.com/tnr347...

Jul-20-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: Placed 3rd in the Canadian Open 10-18 July 2010:

http://monroi.com/2010-cocc-results...
http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail...

Aug-26-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: Placed 5th in Pichay Cup (Philippines) 21-26 August 2010:

http://www.chess-results.com/tnr373...

Sep-04-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: Placed 5th in Campomanes Memorial (Philippines) 28 Aug. - 3 Sept. 2010:

http://www.chess-results.com/tnr375...

May-29-12  wordfunph: GM Merab Gagunashvili is also a lawyer.

http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail...

Jun-02-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  Messiah: Did he retire?

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