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Merab Gagunashvili
M Gagunashvili 
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Number of games in database: 1,226
Years covered: 1997 to 2023
Last FIDE rating: 2584 (2538 rapid, 2575 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2625
Overall record: +460 -175 =513 (62.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 78 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Nimzo Indian (84) 
    E32 E34 E38 E39 E51
 King's Indian (73) 
    E60 E61 E67 E63 E62
 Slav (63) 
    D15 D11 D12 D17 D14
 Sicilian (42) 
    B48 B90 B80 B50 B42
 Queen's Gambit Declined (42) 
    D37 D38 D30 D31 D35
 Grunfeld (41) 
    D78 D76 D97 D73 D85
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (105) 
    B33 B30 B47 B40 B42
 Pirc (99) 
    B07 B08 B09
 Slav (86) 
    D12 D10 D17 D11 D19
 Queen's Pawn Game (64) 
    A41 D02 A40 E10 E00
 Caro-Kann (28) 
    B18 B12 B10 B13 B11
 Philidor's Defense (28) 
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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
   D Lomsadze vs M Gagunashvili, 2020 0-1
   D Pavasovic vs M Gagunashvili, 2004 0-1
   Zvjaginsev vs M Gagunashvili, 2004 1/2-1/2
   M Gagunashvili vs A Somoff, 2006 1-0
   Motylev vs M Gagunashvili, 2006 0-1
   R Hovhannisyan vs M Gagunashvili, 2016 1/2-1/2
   M Gagunashvili vs M Etmans, 2004 1-0
   A El Arousy 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)
   World Junior Championship (2001)
   Hastings 2005/06 (2006)
   Groningen Open-A (2008)
   Georgian Championship (2012)
   European Championship (2002)
   Corus Group C (2004)
   34th World Open (2006)
   Batumi Open (2001)
   8th Dubai Open (2006)
   2nd Indonesia Open Chess Championship (2012)
   Aosta Open (2004)
   Turin Olympiad (2006)
   European Championship (2009)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)

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

   🏆 Gligoric Trophy Final
   M Gagunashvili vs V Sanal (Feb-07-23) 0-1, blitz
   M Gagunashvili vs Indjic (Feb-07-23) 1-0, rapid
   V Sanal vs M Gagunashvili (Feb-07-23) 1/2-1/2, rapid
   Indjic vs M Gagunashvili (Feb-07-23) 0-1, rapid
   V Sanal vs M Gagunashvili (Feb-07-23) 1/2-1/2, blitz

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(born Jan-03-1985, 38 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 50; games 1-25 of 1,226  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Gagunashvili vs T Manescu  1-0461997Wch U12A07 King's Indian Attack
2. N Mamedov vs M Gagunashvili  1-0171997EU-ch U12B45 Sicilian, Taimanov
3. A Bokuchava vs M Gagunashvili  1-0351997Pasanauri opD05 Queen's Pawn Game
4. M Gagunashvili vs K Shanava  ½-½171997EU-ch U12A04 Reti Opening
5. M Gagunashvili vs N Mamedov  0-1241997Wch U12E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
6. Naiditsch vs M Gagunashvili  ½-½171997EU-ch U12A07 King's Indian Attack
7. K Tian vs M Gagunashvili  0-1301997Wch U12B33 Sicilian
8. M Gagunashvili vs A Murariu  1-0451997Wch U12D14 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
9. P van der Merwe vs M Gagunashvili  1-0241997Wch U12B33 Sicilian
10. Baris Tokel vs M Gagunashvili  0-1171997EU-ch U12B32 Sicilian
11. M Gagunashvili vs Priit Vark  1-0171997EU-ch U12E51 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
12. G Guseinov vs M Gagunashvili  ½-½171997EU-ch U12B33 Sicilian
13. G Livshits vs M Gagunashvili  0-1171997EU-ch U12B30 Sicilian
14. D Palo vs M Gagunashvili  ½-½691997Wch U12B01 Scandinavian
15. M Gagunashvili vs E Danielian  0-1331997Pasanauri opD24 Queen's Gambit Accepted
16. M Gagunashvili vs A Timofeev  ½-½171997EU-ch U12A45 Queen's Pawn Game
17. M Gagunashvili vs F Berkes  ½-½331997Wch U12A50 Queen's Pawn Game
18. M Gagunashvili vs E Vovsha  1-0181997EU-ch U12A04 Reti Opening
19. Lupulescu vs M Gagunashvili  ½-½641998EU-ch U14B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
20. M Gagunashvili vs N Ferrari  1-0411998EU-ch U14D95 Grunfeld
21. M Gagunashvili vs Y Drozdovskij  ½-½321998EU-ch U14E00 Queen's Pawn Game
22. Efimenko vs M Gagunashvili  ½-½441998EU-ch U14B33 Sicilian
23. M Gagunashvili vs A Riazantsev  ½-½291998EU-ch U14A41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
24. M Gagunashvili vs A Longson  1-0921998Istanbul U16A53 Old Indian
25. M Gagunashvili vs S Zawadzki  1-0371998EU-ch U14A57 Benko Gambit
 page 1 of 50; games 1-25 of 1,226  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 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

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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:

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

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