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Baadur Jobava convincingly wins open tournament on his home field

clear first place, a full point ahead of the competition

Baadur Jobava square

Baadur Jobava

Tbilisi International Open Chess Tournament was held on 15-23th June at the Nona Gaprindashvili Chess Palace. This was arguably the strongest open tournament ever to take place in Georgia, with 18 men and 13 women grandmasters from the entire Caucasus region, Ukraine and Russia. There were 208 participants in total.

Top Georgian player, and the man whose chess brilliancy leaves nobody phlegmatic, GM Baadur Jobava, convincingly won the tournament on his home turf. Jobava won the final round against his compatriot GM David Arutinian to finish the race a full point ahead of the chasing pack.

It should be also pointed that untitled Georgian player Zurab Javakhadze finished on the high position by sharing the 2nd place with a number of seasoned Grandmasters.

Round 9 top results:

GM Jobava Baadur – GM Arutinian David 1 – 0
GM Dzagnidze Nana – GM Gagunashvili Merab ½ – ½
IM Margvelashvili Giorgi – GM Pashikian Arman ½ – ½
GM Kobalia Mikhail – GM Bagaturov Giorgi 1 – 0
IM Chighladze Iveri – GM Mchedlishvili Mikheil 0 – 1
GM Shanava Konstantine – GM Pantsulaia Levan 0 – 1
GM Sanikidze Tornike – IM Supatashvili Khvicha 1 – 0
GM Neverov Valeriy – IM Petrosian Davit G 1 – 0
GM Gaprindashvili Valeriane – GM Jojua Davit 0 – 1
Javakhadze Zurab – IM Babujian Levon 1 – 0
IM Javakhishvili Lela – Manashvili Aleko 1 – 0
WIM Guramishvili Sopiko – GM Harutjunyan Gevorg 1 – 0

Final standings:

1. GM Jobava Baadur GEO 2687 – 8.0
2-10. GM Gagunashvili Merab GEO 2591, GM Mchedlishvili Mikheil GEO 2586, GM Kobalia Mikhail RUS 2645, GM Sanikidze Tornike GEO 2559, GM Dzagnidze Nana GEO 2541, Javakhadze Zurab GEO 2288, GM Pantsulaia Levan GEO 2581, GM Neverov Valeriy UKR 2552 and GM Jojua Davit GEO 2520 – 7.0
11-17. GM Pashikian Arman ARM 2655, IM Margvelashvili Giorgi GEO 2491, GM Arutinian David GEO 2548, IM Javakhishvili Lela GEO 2463, Jamagidze Mikheil GEO 2263, Gelazonia Parmen GEO 2328 and WIM Guramishvili Sopiko GEO 2325 – 6.5 etc

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