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GM Nino Batsiashvili wins 79th Georgian Women’s Chess Championship

The 79th edition of Georgian Women’s National Chess Championship took place from 6-15 June in the Georgian Chess Palace in Tbilisi. The event was played as a 10-player round robin tournament, gathering one Grandmaster, five International Masters, one Woman International Master, and two Woman FIDE Masters.

GM Nino Batsiashvili won the event with impressive 8/9 points. She lost the first round against second-placed IM Salome Melia, and scored eight consecutive victories to emerge as the sole leader of the event. IM Salome Melia was in the race for the first place until the last round, but after a draw with IM Meri Arabidze claimed silver with 7.5 points. IM Lela Javakhishvili won bronze with 7 points. (scroll down for final rankings)

Nino Batsiashvili – 2022 Georgian Women’s National Champion

79th Georgian Women’s Chess Championship – Final standings:

Rk. NameFEDRtgPts. TB1TB2TB3TB4
1GMBatsiashvili Nino GEO2453829.5803
2IMMelia Salome GEO23687.531.5603
3IMJavakhishvili Lela GEO2477724602
4IMArabidze Meri GEO24484.514.8301
5IMGvetadze Sofio GEO23064.513.8401
6WIMVakhania Alexandra GEO2135410401
7IMPurtseladze Maka GEO2287410300.5
8WFMLomaia Diana GEO18463.58.5301
9 Esadze Tamari GEO19821.52.75100.5
10WFMTsotsonava Elene GEO19150.53.75000.5


Featured photo by: Niki Riga

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