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Tornike Sanikidze
Number of games in database: 422
Years covered: 2003 to 2021
Last FIDE rating: 2458 (2500 rapid, 2420 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2616

Overall record: +142 -95 =138 (56.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 47 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Indian (25) 
    E12 E17 E14 E15
 Queen's Gambit Declined (25) 
    D30 D38 D39 D37 D31
 King's Indian (22) 
    E90 E95 E84 E91 E73
 Queen's Pawn Game (19) 
    D02 A45 A41 A50 A46
 Slav (18) 
    D13 D15 D11 D17 D16
 Grunfeld (16) 
    D70 D80 D85 D93 D96
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (33) 
    B65 B63 B51 B67 B60
 Queen's Gambit Declined (32) 
    D38 D31 D37 D30 D39
 Ruy Lopez (19) 
    C92 C93 C77 C78 C69
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (17) 
    B65 B63 B67 B60
 Catalan (17) 
    E04 E06
 Grunfeld (13) 
    D80 D78 D79 D93 D91
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Vocaturo vs T Sanikidze, 2018 0-1
   D Agaragimov vs T Sanikidze, 2011 0-1
   G Meier vs T Sanikidze, 2010 0-1
   D Urushadze vs T Sanikidze, 2006 0-1
   R Camarena Jimenez vs T Sanikidze, 2012 0-1
   T Sanikidze vs J C Ibarra Jerez, 2016 1/2-1/2
   C Bauer vs T Sanikidze, 2015 0-1
   T Sanikidze vs Carlsen, 2003 1-0
   T Sanikidze vs T L Petrosian, 2012 1-0
   T Sanikidze vs V Gashimov, 2005 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   28th Cappelle-la-Grande (2012)
   French Team Championship (2014)
   European Club Cup (2004)
   Turkish Team Championship (2011)
   Dubai Open (2010)
   Bundesliga 2011/12 (2011)
   World Junior Championship (Boys) (2005)
   World Junior Championship (2008)
   World Junior Championship (2007)
   European Championship (2010)
   European Championship (2008)
   European Championship (2011)
   European Championship (2013)
   European Championship (2018)
   Batumi Olympiad (2018)

   🏆 European Team Championship
   Wojtaszek vs T Sanikidze (Nov-21-21) 1-0
   T Sanikidze vs Urkedal (Nov-20-21) 1-0
   T Sanikidze vs Vachier-Lagrave (Nov-19-21) 1/2-1/2
   A Volokitin vs T Sanikidze (Nov-16-21) 1-0
   McShane vs T Sanikidze (Nov-13-21) 1/2-1/2

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(born Jan-01-1989, 32 years old) Georgia

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GM Tornike Sanikidze won the 68th Georgian Chess Championship in 2009 and scored 7/9 at the 28th Cappelle-la-Grande International Open in 2012 to place =1st (3rd on tiebreak behind Pentala Harikrishna and Parimarjan Negi respectively).

He has represented Georgia at the Chess Olympiad, including 2012, where he scored 4/7 on board three. 2016, scoring 3.5/6 on first reserve.

Last updated: 2021-11-24 18:04:37

 page 1 of 18; games 1-25 of 435  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. T Sanikidze vs M Gagunashvili  0-1531999GEO-ch U16B33 Sicilian
2. M Gagunashvili vs T Sanikidze  ½-½412001GEO-ch U16D78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
3. T Sanikidze vs V Vepkhvishvili  1-0432003Ch GeorgianC99 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin,
4. P Potapov vs T Sanikidze  ½-½552003Eu-ch U14C77 Ruy Lopez
5. T Sanikidze vs Carlsen 1-0682003European Championship U14B33 Sicilian
6. T Sanikidze vs N Nestorovic  1-0312004EU-ch U16B42 Sicilian, Kan
7. M Ragger vs T Sanikidze  ½-½262004EU-ch U16B22 Sicilian, Alapin
8. T Sanikidze vs D Suajibi 1-0242004European Club CupC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
9. M Ginzburg vs T Sanikidze  0-1542004European Club CupC93 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense
10. T Sanikidze vs C Gulbas 1-0832004European Club CupB07 Pirc
11. Marciano vs T Sanikidze  1-0402004European Club CupC55 Two Knights Defense
12. T Sanikidze vs S D Sigfusson  1-0612004European Club CupA13 English
13. T Sanikidze vs A Belozerov  ½-½352004European Club CupA14 English
14. T Sanikidze vs P Berntsen  ½-½252004European Club CupA09 Reti Opening
15. G Sargissian vs T Sanikidze  1-0152004Petrosian mem opE60 King's Indian Defense
16. D Dragicevic vs T Sanikidze  0-1402005Wch U16C55 Two Knights Defense
17. T Sanikidze vs T Coleman  1-0332005Wch U16A46 Queen's Pawn Game
18. H Hayrapetyan vs T Sanikidze  1-0612005Wch U16D85 Grunfeld
19. T Sanikidze vs A Volodin  ½-½392005Wch U16D02 Queen's Pawn Game
20. T L'Huillier vs T Sanikidze  0-1772005Wch U16A46 Queen's Pawn Game
21. T Sanikidze vs L Wu 0-1412005Wch U16E90 King's Indian
22. T Sanikidze vs M Lapcevic  1-0412005Wch U16E12 Queen's Indian
23. K Stupak vs T Sanikidze  1-0372005Wch U16A46 Queen's Pawn Game
24. T Sanikidze vs J L Hammer  1-0402005Wch U16A09 Reti Opening
25. S Tologontegin vs T Sanikidze  0-1602005Wch U16C93 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense
 page 1 of 18; games 1-25 of 435  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-09-09  Karpova: Congratulations on winning the Georgian Chess Championship 2009! He scored 8.5/13 (+6 -2 =5).


Sep-24-09  BIDMONFA: Tornike Sanikidze


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  Tabanus: In the U14 European Championship 22 September 2003 he won the last round game against Magnus Carlsen, taking second place behind Sergei Zhigalko and putting Carlsen on third.

Can someone please post that game? Thanks.

Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: A collector never gives up! I have obtained the game from Sanikidze himself, and post it here with his permission:

[Event "Eu-ch U14"]
[Site "Budva"]
[Date "2003.09.22"]
[Round "9"]
[White "Sanikidze, Tornike"]
[Black "Carlsen, Magnus"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2250"]
[BlackElo "2385"]

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e5 6.Ndb5 d6 7.Bg5 a6 8.Na3 b5 9.Bxf6 gxf6 10.Nd5 f5 11.c3 Bg7 12.exf5 Bxf5 13.Nc2 O-O 14.Nce3 Be6 15.Bd3 f5 16.Bc2 f4 17.Qh5 Rf7 18.Bxh7+ Kf8 19.Bf5 Qe8 20.Bxe6 Qxe6 21.Qg4 Qh6 22.Nf5 Qe6 23.Nfe3 Qh6 24.Nc2 e4 25.Qe2 Re8 26.Qd2 Ne5 27.O-O-O Nc4 28.Qe1 b4 29.Ncxb4 f3+ 30.Ne3 Rb8 31.Rd2 Nxd2 32.Qxd2 Rfb7 33.Qd5 a5 34.Qxa5 Rb5 35.Qa6 Rxb4 36.cxb4 Qf6 37.Qa3 fxg2 38.Nxg2 Qxf2 39.Ne1 e3 40.Nc2 Rc8 41.Qd3 Kg8 42.Kb1 e2 43.Qd5+ Kh7 44.Qd3+ Kg8 45.Ne1 Bh6 46.Qg6+ Kf8 47.Qxh6+ Ke7 48.Qg5+ Ke8 49.Qg8+ Kd7 50.Qg4+ Kc7 51.Qc4+ Kb7 52.Qd5+ Ka7 53.Qf3 Rf8 54.Qd5 Qf5+ 55.Qxf5 Rxf5 56.Rg1 Rf1 57.Rg7+ Kb6 58.Kc2 Rxe1 59.Re7 Ra1 60.Rxe2 Rxa2 61.h4 Ra7 62.h5 Kb5 63.h6 Rh7 64.Rh2 Kxb4 65.Kd3 Kc5 66.Ke4 d5+ 67.Kf5 d4 68.Kg6 1-0

Hopefully Magnus will not be mad at me - I believe this was one of his most painful losses.

Oct-19-11  siggemannen: Pretty impressive higest rating... Guess this is from USCF times?!
Apr-16-12  waustad: He had excellent results this year in the Scachbundesliga, 7.5/8. However, playing on a lower board, Peter-Heine Nielsen was the only higher rated player he played, but he did beat him.
Apr-16-12  waustad: <siggemann>I'm confused by your comment, since I saw no evidence that he has ever played in the US.
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  MissScarlett: <Another GM decided to take a break from chess. This was announced by Tornike Sanikidze on his Facebook page:

"Hello Everybody! I feel really very bad. And I decide to take biiig rest from the chess. I think I will not play very long. First of all I have to decline all my invitations and contracts with the clubs, and I have to apologize for it. I hope in some time they will understand me...My life is so @#$%..i need to rest.... it is up to me to continue like this...So thank you very much for all my friends who will support me, and sorry again for making problems. wish you all the best..">

This was from July last year, and he was back playing this year in the French team championship, but no full-time return is apparently on the cards.

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