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Erald Dervishi
E Dervishi 
Number of games in database: 771
Years covered: 1992 to 2022
Last FIDE rating: 2527 (2537 rapid, 2486 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2581

Overall record: +86 -70 =79 (53.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 536 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (196) 
    B33 B92 B42 B84 B32
 Ruy Lopez (61) 
    C67 C78 C84 C92 C95
 French Defense (48) 
    C05 C03 C06 C07 C04
 French Tarrasch (47) 
    C05 C03 C06 C07 C04
 Sicilian Scheveningen (38) 
    B84 B85 B83 B80
 Sicilian Najdorf (33) 
    B92 B96 B99 B97 B90
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (97) 
    C92 C69 C77 C95 C91
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (74) 
    C92 C95 C91 C88 C85
 Queen's Gambit Declined (59) 
    D37 D35 D30
 Orthodox Defense (31) 
    D58 D60 D63 D55 D68
 Two Knights (30) 
    C55 C56 C58 C59
 Four Knights (26) 
    C48 C47
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   C Morrison vs E Dervishi, 2001 1/2-1/2
   E Dervishi vs A Kizov, 2001 1-0
   L Williams vs E Dervishi, 2002 0-1
   K Meier vs E Dervishi, 2006 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Bratto Open (2001)
   Bratto Festival (2007)
   Istanbul Olympiad (2012)
   Panormo Zonal (1998)
   European Championship (2001)
   Moscow Olympiad (1994)
   European Team Championship (2001)
   European Championship (2003)
   Istanbul Olympiad (2000)
   European Club Cup (2006)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   Calvia Olympiad (2004)
   Turin Olympiad (2006)
   Tromso Olympiad (2014)
   Baku Olympiad (2016)

   🏆 53rd Italian Teams Final
   E Dervishi vs Lodici (Apr-24-22) 1-0
   A Fier vs E Dervishi (Apr-23-22) 1-0
   E Dervishi vs L Moroni Jr (Apr-22-22) 1-0
   G Caprio vs E Dervishi (Apr-22-22) 0-1
   E Dervishi vs D Mastrovasilis (Apr-21-22) 1/2-1/2

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(born Nov-10-1979, 43 years old) Albania

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Born in Durrës and awarded the Grandmaster title in 1998, Erald Dervishi is Albania's first and so far only GM as well as its top player. He is a lawyer by trade.


In 1994 he was the European U14 chess champion and came =3rd in the 1996 U18 European Championship. He was Albanian Champion in 1996 and 1997. Also in 1996, he helped his team Teuta Durrës to the Albanian Club Championship for that year.


Dervishi's best results were 1st at the Elitia Open in 1997, 2nd at the Montecatini Open in 1998, 2nd at the Jesolo Open in 1999, 3rd in the Genova Open in 1999, 2nd at the Bratto Open in 1999, 2000 and 2004, 1st at the Durrës GM tournament in October 2001, =1st at Bratto 2006 and first at Bratto in 2009, =1st at the Padova Open in 2000 and 1st at the FE Padova in Italy in 2006, 1st at the FE Castione della Presolana in Italy in 2008 and 1st at the Durres Open in 2013. In November 2017, he won the 5 RIDEF Parties classiques Championnats de la Francophonie outright with 7.5/9; the event was staged in Tunisia.

Team Events (1)

<National representation> Dervishi first represented Albania at the Boy's Balkaniads in 1993 and 1994 when he played top board. In the 1993 event he won team and individual bronze and in the latter he won individual gold. He has played for Albania in the Olympiads of 1994 on board 4 and in 1998 he won the individual bronze medal for board 2. He played top board during the Olympiads of 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2010, Istanbul Olympiad (2012) (where he scored 8/11 on top board), Tromso Olympiad (2014) and 2016. He also played top board for Albania at the European Team Championship in 2001.

<National leagues> Dervishi played top board for the Italian Obiettivo Risarcimento Padova team in the European Club Cup (2006). He also played top board for Godesberger SK in the West Bundesliga for the 2013-14 season, at the end of which it placed 5th out of 10. He also played top board for that club in the 2014-15 season of the West Bundesliga.


Dervishi is - as of 2018 - the vice-President and FIDE Delegate of the Albania Chess Federation and a member of FIDE's Commission for World Championships & Olympiads (WCO). (2)


He was awarded the Grand Master of Work Order by Albanian President Bujar Nishani in May 2017. Since 2013, he has been a member of the Steering Committee of the Albanian National Olympic Committee, in May 2017 he was the head of the Olympic Red Cross delegation in the Islamic Games in Baku on May 12-22, 2017. (3)


Dervishi's highest standard rating to date is 2582, achieved in April 2014. His peak rapid rating was also 2582, achieved in October 2017 when he scored 7/9 at the 1er Championnat d'Europe rapide des Entreprises in France.

Source (1) (2) and (3) Wikipedia article: Erald Dervishi and

Last updated: 2021-10-20 14:12:45

 page 1 of 31; games 1-25 of 765  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. G Osipiak vs E Dervishi  1-0381992EU-ch U14D37 Queen's Gambit Declined
2. E Dervishi vs N Grigore  ½-½461992EU-ch U14B96 Sicilian, Najdorf
3. E Dervishi vs L Chmelik  1-0321992EU-ch U14B32 Sicilian
4. J Ruiz Diez vs E Dervishi  ½-½331992EU-ch U14D59 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower
5. E Dervishi vs T Berger  1-0531992EU-ch U14C05 French, Tarrasch
6. T Gasparian vs E Dervishi  ½-½291992EU-ch U14C46 Three Knights
7. A Edisherashvili vs E Dervishi  1-0471992EU-ch U14C99 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin,
8. E Dervishi vs S Steponavicius  1-0341992EU-ch U14B33 Sicilian
9. A Apro vs E Dervishi  1-0301992EU-ch U14A27 English, Three Knights System
10. E Dervishi vs K Asrian  1-0371993EU-ch U14B18 Caro-Kann, Classical
11. E Dervishi vs K Nikolaidis  1-0381993Heraklio opB33 Sicilian
12. E Dervishi vs S Tuglaci  1-0411993Balkaniad-BoysB42 Sicilian, Kan
13. R Antoniewski vs E Dervishi  0-1451993EU-ch U14A28 English
14. T Moroder vs E Dervishi  0-1541993EU-ch U14A14 English
15. E Dervishi vs E Grivas  0-1531993Katerini GPB32 Sicilian
16. Metaxas vs E Dervishi  1-0381993Heraklio opC91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
17. A Kofidis vs E Dervishi  ½-½451993Katerini GPC55 Two Knights Defense
18. Nisipeanu vs E Dervishi  1-0361993Balkaniad-BoysC96 Ruy Lopez, Closed
19. S Tuglaci vs E Dervishi  ½-½191993Balkaniad-BoysA58 Benko Gambit
20. E Dervishi vs V Podinic  1-0431993EU-ch U14B44 Sicilian
21. E Dervishi vs V Georgiev  1-0331993Balkaniad-BoysB32 Sicilian
22. L Pergel vs E Dervishi  1-0531993EU-ch U14C47 Four Knights
23. E Dervishi vs M Ghinda  ½-½401993Katerini GPB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
24. E Dervishi vs P Lipman  1-0301993EU-ch U14C53 Giuoco Piano
25. E Dervishi vs T Mifsud  1-0361993EU-ch U14B33 Sicilian
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  whiteshark: Never heard of him before.
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  GrahamClayton: Here is an interview with Dervishi on Albanian TV:

Nov-06-13  BIDMONFA: Erald Dervishi


Nov-10-16  TheFocus: His friends call him "WHIRLING".

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