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Elizbar Ubilava
E Ubilava 
Number of games in database: 482
Years covered: 1967 to 2021
Last FIDE rating: 2461 (2460 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2558

Overall record: +157 -120 =197 (53.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 8 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Nimzo Indian (27) 
    E21 E20 E44 E46 E38
 King's Indian (22) 
    E73 E75 E94 E74 E92
 English (16) 
    A10 A15 A16 A13 A18
 English, 1 c4 e5 (15) 
    A22 A20 A29 A25 A21
 English, 1 c4 c5 (14) 
    A33 A30 A36 A34 A35
 Orthodox Defense (13) 
    D58 D51 D61 D68 D55
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (85) 
    B90 B92 B61 B93 B22
 Queen's Gambit Declined (39) 
    D37 D31 D30 D35 D38
 Sicilian Najdorf (28) 
    B90 B92 B93 B91 B97
 King's Indian (28) 
    E92 E97 E71 E94 E76
 Queen's Pawn Game (13) 
    A41 A45 D02 A46 A40
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (11) 
    B61 B60 B62 B67
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Kramnik vs E Ubilava, 1992 0-1
   I A Zaitsev vs E Ubilava, 1967 0-1
   de Firmian vs E Ubilava, 1989 0-1
   E Ubilava vs Plachetka, 1985 1-0
   E Ubilava vs Matulovic, 1988 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Tbilisi (1979)
   Goglidze Memorial (1983)
   Tbilisi (1988)
   Alma-Ata (1989)
   Toledo (1991)
   URS-ch sf Barnaul (1984)
   Las Palmas-B (1994)
   Yerevan (1981)
   San Sebastian Open (1991)
   Goglidze Memorial (1980)
   URS-ch First League Tashkent (1984)
   URS-ch FL50 (1982)
   Rome Open (1990)
   GMA World Cup Open (1989)
   Gibraltar Masters (2019)

   🏆 40th Benasque Open
   M Santos Ruiz vs E Ubilava (Jul-09-21) 1-0
   A Rosell vs E Ubilava (2020) 1/2-1/2
   Gabriel Quispe Arteaga vs E Ubilava (2020) 1-0
   M Perez Candelario vs E Ubilava (2020) 1-0
   E Ubilava vs N Grandelius (2020) 0-1

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(born Aug-27-1950, 72 years old) Georgia (federation/nationality Spain)

[what is this?]
Elizbar Elizbarovich Ubilava was born in Tbilisi. Awarded the IM title in 1978 and the GM title in 1988, he was 1st at Trencianske Teplice 1985, 1st at Eforie Nord 1988 and 1st= at Tbilisi 1988. Most recently he has acted in the role of a trainer; he is a FIDE Senior Trainer.

Wikipedia article: Elizbar Ubilava

 page 1 of 20; games 1-25 of 487  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. E Ubilava vs I A Kalinski  1-0421967USSR ChampionshipC77 Ruy Lopez
2. I A Zaitsev vs E Ubilava 0-1331967USSR ChampionshipB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
3. Alburt vs E Ubilava  1-0461969URS-ch Young MastersB06 Robatsch
4. Tal vs E Ubilava  ½-½601970GEO-chE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
5. E Ubilava vs Furman  1-0421971URS-ch sfC00 French Defense
6. Furman vs E Ubilava  1-0601971Karseladze MemorialE41 Nimzo-Indian
7. V Vepkhvishvili vs E Ubilava  1-0281971Ch Tbilisi UniversityB32 Sicilian
8. V Vepkhvishvili vs E Ubilava  0-1431971Ch Chess ClubB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
9. E Ubilava vs Karpov  ½-½231971URS-ch sfB40 Sicilian
10. N Gaprindashvili vs E Ubilava  ½-½421971Goglidze MemorialB39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
11. Bagirov vs E Ubilava  1-0491971Goglidze MemorialD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
12. E Ubilava vs Gurgenidze  1-0401971Goglidze MemorialA00 Uncommon Opening
13. E Ubilava vs V Vepkhvishvili  1-0271972Qual Georgian Olympic TeamC77 Ruy Lopez
14. Tukmakov vs E Ubilava  ½-½63197212th Soviet Team-ch qual-3B32 Sicilian
15. E Ubilava vs Vasiukov  ½-½62197212th Soviet Team-ch Final-AB40 Sicilian
16. E Ubilava vs V Vepkhvishvili  1-0621972Ch Chess ClubC77 Ruy Lopez
17. Tukmakov vs E Ubilava  ½-½251973USSR Army Team ChampionshipB61 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2
18. A I Petrushin vs E Ubilava  1-0301973USSR Army Team ChampionshipB56 Sicilian
19. E Ubilava vs V Karasev  1-0501974USSRB27 Sicilian
20. L Zaid vs E Ubilava  0-1401974USSRE81 King's Indian, Samisch
21. E Ubilava vs Klovans  ½-½581974USSRC73 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
22. Kholmov vs E Ubilava  ½-½431974Goglidze MemorialA04 Reti Opening
23. Gipslis vs E Ubilava  1-0741974TbilisiB61 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2
24. E Ubilava vs N Gaprindashvili  1-0491974Goglidze MemorialD75 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O c5, 8.dxc5
25. Gipslis vs E Ubilava  1-0431974TbilisiB06 Robatsch
 page 1 of 20; games 1-25 of 487  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-19-04  Cecil Brown: Vishy Anand's regular second. He's Russian I think, certainly from the former Soviet Union.
Mar-20-04  vishyanand: actually, i think he is spanish
Premium Chessgames Member
  Chessical: Elizbar Ubilava is a 53 year old Georgian IGM, with a current rating of 2530.
Feb-19-06  offramp: "Then I saw her face.... And I'm Ubilava..."
Feb-19-06  Jim Bartle: Excellent!
May-26-06  BIDMONFA: Elizbar Ubilava

UBILIVA, Elizbar

Premium Chessgames Member
  GrahamClayton: A game not in the database:

[Event "?"]
[Site "USSR"]
[Date "1970.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Ubilava, Elizbar"]
[Black "Petrosian, Arshak B"]
[Result "1-0"]

1. e4 ♘f6 2. e5 ♘d5 3. ♘c3 ♘xc3 4. bxc3 d5 5. d4 ♗f5 6. ♘e2 e6 7. ♘g3 ♗g6 8. ♗d3 c5 9. ♖b1 ♕c7 10. O-O ♘c6 11. ♗e3 O-O-O 12. f4 cxd4 13. ♗xd4 ♗xd3 14. cxd3 g6 15. ♗e3 ♔b8 16. ♕a4 ♗e7 17. ♖b2 ♖d7 18. ♖fb1 ♖c8

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19. ♖b5 f6 20. ♘e2 fxe5 21. fxe5 ♔a8 22. ♘d4 ♕xe5 23. ♗f2 ♖f8 24. ♘xc6 bxc6 25. ♖a5 1-0

Source: Bill Wall, “500 Alekhine Miniatures”, Chess Enterprises, Moon Township, Pennsylvania, 1994

Feb-02-13  offramp: Why were he and his dad both called Elizabeth?
Premium Chessgames Member
  WCC Editing Project:

At age 18, he entered the <Karseladze Memorial 1968>, but withdrew after scoring 1.5 from 4 rounds:

His four games were canceled from the crosstable and score tally, and the pgns are not to be found in the Rusbase pgn download of this event.

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  eternaloptimist: Happy birthday to GM Ubilava!

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