The Georgian Championship: Jobava Plays, but Doesn't Always Win

Время публикации: 16.05.2012 18:23 | Последнее обновление: 17.05.2012 18:12

The Georgian Men's Championship has started in the Tbilisi Chess Palace on 13 May. This time, the strongest chess player of the country is decided in an all-play-all with twelve participants. Last year the Championship was held as a knockout and the winner was a little known chess player and a rating outsider Davit Zarkua.

Despite the fact that the current tournament is missing several strong grandmasters, the field of players can be called special because it's headed by Baadur Jobava (2721).

After him, there are Konstantine Shanava 2589, Levan Pantsulaia 2581, Merab Gagunashvili 2570 and David Arutinian 2561.


Who can overtake the "2700-player"?

The leader of the Georgian chess had two wins in the first two rounds: against Shanava and Zarkua. But in the third game there was a mini-sensation: Jobava wasn't able to beat the outsider Irakli Beradze (2298) with white.


[Event "71st Georgian Championship"] [Site "Tbilisi"] [Date "2012.05.15"] [Round "3"] [White "Jobava, Baadur"] [Black "Beradze, Irakli"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B20"] [WhiteElo "2721"] [BlackElo "2298"] [Annotator "Robot 4"] [PlyCount "96"] [EventDate "2012.??.??"] [EventCountry "GEO"] 1. e4 c5 2. Ne2 d6 3. g3 Nf6 4. Bg2 Nc6 5. O-O g6 6. d3 Bg7 7. f4 e5 8. Nbc3 O-O 9. f5 h6 10. h3 Nd4 11. g4 Ne8 12. Nd5 Nxe2+ 13. Qxe2 g5 14. h4 f6 15. Rf3 Nc7 16. Rh3 Nxd5 17. exd5 Bd7 18. a4 b6 19. Be4 Kf7 20. Bd2 Rh8 21. a5 Qc7 22. Kg2 Rag8 23. b4 Rb8 24. c4 Qb7 25. Rhh1 Qc7 26. Qf2 Ra8 27. axb6 axb6 28. bxc5 bxc5 29. hxg5 hxg5 30. Rxa8 Rxa8 31. Bxg5 Rh8 32. Rxh8 Bxh8 33. Qh4 Bg7 34. Qh7 Qd8 35. Qg6+ Kg8 36. Bh6 Qf8 37. g5 Qf7 38. Qxf7+ Kxf7 39. g6+ Kf8 40. Bd2 Ke7 41. Kf3 Ba4 42. Kg4 Ke8 43. Bf3 Ke7 44. Kg3 Ke8 45. Kf2 Ke7 46. Ke1 Bd7 47. Bg4 Ba4 48. Be3 Kd8 1/2-1/2 [Event "71st Georgian Championship"] [Site "Tbilisi"] [Date "2012.05.15"] [Round "2"] [White "Zarkua, Davit"] [Black "Jobava, Baadur"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "A30"] [WhiteElo "2439"] [BlackElo "2704"] [Annotator "Robot 2"] [PlyCount "130"] [EventDate "2012.??.??"] [EventCountry "GEO"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. g3 b6 4. Bg2 Bb7 5. O-O c5 6. c4 cxd4 7. Qxd4 Nc6 8. Qf4 Bb4 9. Bd2 Bc5 10. Bc3 O-O 11. Nbd2 Ne8 12. Nb3 Be7 13. Rfd1 Qc8 14. Rac1 h6 15. Qd2 Nf6 16. Ne1 a5 17. Nd3 Nb4 18. Bxf6 Bxf6 19. Bxb7 Qxb7 20. Nxb4 axb4 21. Qxb4 Rfb8 22. a4 Qc6 23. Nd4 Qxa4 24. Qxa4 Rxa4 25. b3 Rb4 26. Rb1 Bxd4 27. Rxd4 b5 28. Rc1 d5 29. Rc3 bxc4 30. bxc4 Rc8 31. Kg2 Rcxc4 32. Rcxc4 dxc4 33. Rd8+ Kh7 34. Rc8 g5 35. Kf3 Kg6 36. h3 h5 37. Ke3 f5 38. Rc5 Ra4 39. Rc8 Kf6 40. Rc5 h4 41. gxh4 gxh4 42. f3 e5 43. Rc6+ Ke7 44. f4 Kd7 45. Rc5 Kd6 46. Rxe5 Ra3+ 47. Kd2 Rxh3 48. Rxf5 Rh1 49. Rh5 h3 50. Kc3 h2 51. Kc2 c3 52. Rh6+ Kd5 53. f5 Ke5 54. f6 Ke6 55. f7+ Kxf7 56. Rh3 Kg6 57. Rh8 Kg5 58. Rg8+ Kf4 59. Rh8 Kg3 60. Rg8+ Kf2 61. Rf8+ Kxe2 62. Re8+ Kf3 63. Rf8+ Ke4 64. Re8+ Kd5 65. Rd8+ Ke5 0-1 
   
After three rounds Jobava and Paichadze have 2.5 points each. The fourth round games are currently under way.


  


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