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Yona Kosashvili
Y Kosashvili 
Number of games in database: 99
Years covered: 1986 to 2012
Last FIDE rating: 2531
Highest rating achieved in database: 2580

Overall record: +41 -23 =33 (59.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 2 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (21) 
    B50 B30 B58 B32 B42
 Ruy Lopez (8) 
    C80 C78 C77 C91 C65
 French Defense (6) 
    C01 C05
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (19) 
    C96 C69 C67 C91 C84
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (14) 
    C96 C91 C99 C90 C84
 Bogo Indian (6) 
 Nimzo Indian (5) 
    E32 E54 E33 E20
 Queen's Indian (5) 
    E17 E19 E12
 Vienna Opening (4) 
    C25 C27 C28
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Y Kosashvili vs Korchnoi, 2002 1-0
   Murey vs Y Kosashvili, 1999 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Rishon Le Ziyyon (1993)
   Curacao Open (2002)
   Rishon LeZion (1996)
   Novi Sad Olympiad (1990)
   EUR-chT (Men) 9th (1989)

   🏆 European Club Cup
   Y Kosashvili vs K Georgiev (Oct-13-12) 1-0
   Bologan vs Y Kosashvili (Oct-12-12) 1-0
   Y Kosashvili vs Shirov (Oct-11-12) 0-1

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(born Jul-03-1970, 52 years old) Georgia (federation/nationality Israel)

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GM Yona Kosashvili MD was born in Tblisi, Georgia but together with his parents he emigrated to Israel in 1972. He is married to Zsofia Polgar since 1999 and they have two children together - Alon (2000) and Yoav (2003).

Wikipedia article: Yona Kosashvili

 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 107  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Illescas Cordoba vs Y Kosashvili  1-0331986Holon opE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
2. A Greenfeld vs Y Kosashvili  ½-½351986ISR-chC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
3. Kraidman vs Y Kosashvili  ½-½321986ISR-chD59 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower
4. Adams vs Y Kosashvili  1-061198610th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenC99 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin,
5. Y Kosashvili vs H Wegner  ½-½19198610th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB44 Sicilian
6. S Conquest vs Y Kosashvili  1-026198610th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. Y Kosashvili vs R Storm 1-0261989Biel MTO opB01 Scandinavian
8. Y Kosashvili vs P Sjodahl  1-0421989EU-ch U20C07 French, Tarrasch
9. Gufeld vs Y Kosashvili  ½-½421989Biel MTO opC99 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin,
10. Y Kosashvili vs N Davies  1-0501989Tel Aviv-BB06 Robatsch
11. Y Kosashvili vs P Haba  1-0381989EUR-chT (Men) 9thC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
12. M Lanzani vs Y Kosashvili  ½-½401989EUR-chT (Men) 9thC55 Two Knights Defense
13. Hur Yasin vs Y Kosashvili  0-1541989EUR-chT (Men) 9thC77 Ruy Lopez
14. Y Kosashvili vs Van Wely  0-1421989EU-ch U20B83 Sicilian
15. Y Kosashvili vs Taimanov 0-1611990Tel-Aviv BIKURIB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
16. W Zili vs Y Kosashvili  0-1831990Novi Sad OlympiadC96 Ruy Lopez, Closed
17. L Galego vs Y Kosashvili  ½-½481990Tel Aviv BIKURIC25 Vienna
18. Beim vs Y Kosashvili  ½-½261990Tel-Aviv BIKURIE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
19. Y Kosashvili vs A Rodriguez Vila  1-0361990World Junior ChampionshipC05 French, Tarrasch
20. Y Kosashvili vs M Hennigan  1-0321990World Junior ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
21. Y Kosashvili vs R Djurhuus  1-0391990World Junior ChampionshipC07 French, Tarrasch
22. J Sorensen vs Y Kosashvili  0-1401990World Junior ChampionshipC27 Vienna Game
23. V Akopian vs Y Kosashvili  ½-½421990World Junior ChampionshipC96 Ruy Lopez, Closed
24. B Alterman vs Y Kosashvili  ½-½221990World Junior ChampionshipE17 Queen's Indian
25. L Comas Fabrego vs Y Kosashvili  1-0561990World Junior ChampionshipC47 Four Knights
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  Sneaky: He's now married to Sofia Polgar.
Dec-01-02  drukenknight: has his game improved or gone south?
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sneaky: Well he just tied for 1st place with Korchnoi at the Curacao Open!
May-08-05  Caissanist: ... and hasn't played at all since then. Neither has Sofia.
Aug-27-05  Caissanist: From a posting by <duchamp64> on the Sofia Polgar board:

< Learned at her appearance in Las Vegas: Sophia's husband is a physician who is about to do his M.D. residency in Canada -- so Sophia will be moving there with him soon. Sophia is a talented and published artist who does cartoons and caricatures.>

Dec-01-05  Chopin: I wonder if Kosashvili has ever played against any of the 3 sisters before in a tournament. It's safe to say that their children will have chess genes.

Jul-03-06  BIDMONFA: Yona Kosashvili


Jul-03-10  wordfunph: GM Kosashvili with career-high of 2549..

Dec-27-17  sakredkow: I'm looking through some old Robert Byrne columns - wonderful eoy activity. Kosashvili won the 12th Aegon Human-vs-Computer Tournament in 1997 where "50 of the world's best computers competed against 50 human players". Kosashvili was 6-0. (Israeli GMs aren't allowed to play in Saudi Arabia.)

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