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Merab Gagunashvili
M Gagunashvili 
Photo courtesy of "WannaBe"  
Number of games in database: 528
Years covered: 1998 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2580 (2538 rapid, 2575 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2625

Overall record: +174 -89 =247 (58.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 18 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Nimzo Indian (42) 
    E32 E34 E39 E55 E38
 King's Indian (41) 
    E60 E67 E62 E63 E61
 Slav (30) 
    D11 D15 D12 D17 D16
 Grunfeld (22) 
    D76 D97 D78 D71 D86
 Queen's Gambit Declined (19) 
    D37 D38 D30
 Sicilian (15) 
    B90 B80 B67 B48 B70
With the Black pieces:
 Pirc (50) 
    B07 B08 B09
 Sicilian (40) 
    B40 B47 B33 B30 B41
 Slav (30) 
    D17 D10 D12 D19 D11
 Queen's Pawn Game (24) 
    A41 D02 D01 E00 D00
 Caro-Kann (22) 
    B18 B12 B10 B13 B11
 Philidor's Defense (21) 
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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
   M Gagunashvili vs A Somoff, 2006 1-0
   V Zvjaginsev vs M Gagunashvili, 2004 1/2-1/2
   R Hovhannisyan vs M Gagunashvili, 2016 1/2-1/2
   C Gulbas vs M Gagunashvili, 2007 0-1
   Pavasovic vs M Gagunashvili, 2004 0-1
   Motylev vs M Gagunashvili, 2006 0-1
   M Iskandarov vs M Gagunashvili, 2014 0-1
   M Gagunashvili vs A Korobov, 2014 1-0

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

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Hastings 2006/07 (2006)
   Hastings 2005/06 (2006)
   Corus Group C (2004)
   8th Dubai Open (2006)
   Dubai Open (2008)
   34th World Open (2006)
   7th European Individual Championship (2006)
   6th Dubai Open (2004)
   2nd Indonesia Open Chess Championship (2012)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   37th Chess Olympiad (2006)
   European Individual Championship (2010)
   EU-ch 4th (2003)
   10th European Individual Championship (2009)
   13th Dubai Open (2011)

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

   🏆 11th Agzamov Mem
   M Gagunashvili vs Abdimalik Abdisalimov (May-05-17) 1-0
   M Gagunashvili vs B Sattarov (May-03-17) 0-1
   Y Hamrakulova vs M Gagunashvili (May-02-17) 0-1
   M Gagunashvili vs E Alikulov (Feb-15-17) 1/2-1/2
   M Gagunashvili vs R Rostami (Feb-14-17) 1-0

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(born Jan-03-1985, 34 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 22; games 1-25 of 528  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Gagunashvili vs V Vepkhvishvili  1-0421998Ch Tbilisi 66thE61 King's Indian
2. M Gagunashvili vs Jobava  0-1361999GEO-ch U16E68 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Variation, 8.e4
3. Radjabov vs M Gagunashvili  1-0411999Baku-C U18A04 Reti Opening
4. M Gagunashvili vs Jobava  ½-½562000GEO-ch U20E60 King's Indian Defense
5. M Gagunashvili vs V Vepkhvishvili  0-1332000IMEDI #02D45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
6. M Gagunashvili vs Akobian  ½-½312000Wch U20D34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
7. M Gagunashvili vs V Vepkhvishvili  1-0512000Caucasus-E68 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Variation, 8.e4
8. Jobava vs M Gagunashvili  ½-½572001GEO olympiad selectD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
9. M Gagunashvili vs Jobava  ½-½212001GEO olympiad selectB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
10. K Rukhaia vs M Gagunashvili  0-1282001BatumiB07 Pirc
11. M Gagunashvili vs A Pashikian  1-0302001BatumiD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
12. T Gelashvili vs M Gagunashvili 1-0292001BatumiB20 Sicilian
13. M Gagunashvili vs N Dzagnidze  ½-½382001BatumiB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
14. M Gagunashvili vs V Bayramov 1-0782001BatumiC42 Petrov Defense
15. Bagaturov vs M Gagunashvili  ½-½712001BatumiD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
16. M Gagunashvili vs R Mamedov 0-1362001BatumiE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
17. M Gagunashvili vs A Hasanov  1-0602001BatumiB70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
18. M Gagunashvili vs S Ali  ½-½312001WJunE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
19. K Tsiamis vs M Gagunashvili  0-1382001WJunB40 Sicilian
20. M Gagunashvili vs E Shaposhnikov  1-0342001WJunB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
21. Bu Xiangzhi vs M Gagunashvili  ½-½552001WJunD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
22. M Gagunashvili vs E Berg  1-0422001WJunE38 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5
23. M Gagunashvili vs Navara  ½-½342001WJunD73 Neo-Grunfeld, 5.Nf3
24. S Azarov vs M Gagunashvili  0-1662001WJunB33 Sicilian
25. M Gagunashvili vs Aronian  ½-½412001WJunD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
 page 1 of 22; games 1-25 of 528  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-03-07  BIDMONFA: Merab Gagunashvili


Sep-12-07  Karpova: An interview with Merab (GM since the age of 17):

<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 00 5.Nf3 d5 6.Be2 b6 7.00 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

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  Tabanus: Georgian champion in 2004, and again in 2010:

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:


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  Tabanus: Placed 2nd in the 9th Al Saleh Open (Yemen) 2-8 June 2010:

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  Tabanus: Placed 3rd in the Canadian Open 10-18 July 2010:

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  Tabanus: Placed 5th in Pichay Cup (Philippines) 21-26 August 2010:

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  Tabanus: Placed 5th in Campomanes Memorial (Philippines) 28 Aug. - 3 Sept. 2010:

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  wordfunph: GM Merab Gagunashvili is also a lawyer.

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