Georgian Championship 2012 + Kasparov's visit

5/30/2012 – In our previous report we brought you pictures of the leading players, with frank and candid comments on their careers, interests and hobbies. The second part is dedicated to lesser-known but still very interesting Georgian players, and to the visit on the final day by Garry Kasparov, who signed an agreement with the national Department of Education for a program of Chess in Schools.

ChessBase 14 Download ChessBase 14 Download

Everyone uses ChessBase, from the World Champion to the amateur next door. Start your personal success story with ChessBase 14 and enjoy your chess even more!


Along with the ChessBase 14 program you can access the Live Database of 8 million games, and receive three months of free ChesssBase Account Premium membership and all of our online apps! Have a look today!

More...

Georgian Championship 2012 – part two

Report from Tbilisi by WIM Sopho Nikoladze

The Georgian Men's Championship was held in the Chess Palace in the capital city of Tbilisi. Time limit: 40 moves in 90 min., then all moves in 30 min., with an increment of 30 sec after each move. Chief Arbiter was Evgeni (Tuga) Melikset-Begi. The prize fund of the twelve player round robin was 14,500 Georgian Lari, which translates to €7100 or US $9000.

Final rankings after eleven rounds:

Pl 
Name
Title
Rtng
Born
Pts 
1
Jobava Baadur
GM
2721
26.11.1983
10
2
Gagunashvili Merab
GM
2570
03.01.1985
7.5
3
Zarkua Davit
IM
2446
28.01.1987
7.5
4
Paichadze Luka
IM
2480
06.03.1991
7.5
5
Shanava Konstantine
GM
2589
05.05.1985
6.5
6
Beradze Irakli
2298
02.02.1996
6
7
Lomsadze Davit
2345
12.02.1991
5.5
8
Arutinian Davit
GM
2561
31.05.1984
4.5
9
Quparadze Giga
IM
2471
23.08.1987
4
10
Javakhadze Zurab
2418
27.08.1993
4
11
Pantsulaia Levan
GM
2581
26.02.1986
1.5
12
Chighladze Iveri
IM
2390
18.10.1984
1.5

Player portraits


Irakli Beradze, untitled, rated 2298, 16 years old. Irakli still goes to school,
but also likes to play musical instruments, singing, dancing


Davit Lomsadze, untitled, rated 2345, 24 years old, loves extreme sports


GM David Arutinian, 2561, 28 years old. Professional chess trainer, loves reading and football.


IM Giga Quparadze, 2471, 24 years old, Professional chess trainer, likes to play football.


Zurab Javakhadze, untitled, rated 2418, 18 years old. He is a student at the
Faculty of International Relations, and in his free time loves to play basketball.


GM Levan Pantsulaia, 2581, 26 years old, a journalist who likes horror movies.
Levan is married and has a little daughter, Qeta, and a son named David.


IM Iveri Chighladze, 2390, 27 years old, professional chess trainer, plays the violin.


Kasparov in Tbilisi

At the end of the Georgian Championship, on May 25th, the legendary World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov arrived in Georgia to meet with country's Education Ministry, Shota Rustaveli, and the National Science Foundation's General Director Sulkhan Sisauri.


Kasparov and Sisauri (above) at the signing of the memorandum of Understanding between Kasparov's European Foundation for Chess in School and the Ministry of Education of Georgia.


Kasparov with Georgia's Minister of Education and Science Dimitri Shashkin


The two meet with students of a Georgian school

The memorandum introduces the promotion of chess in schools program, using a training program that runs on computers. Georgia will be the first country in the world where this method will be introduced. The new program will be launched in September 2012 and the popularization of chess as well as contribute to improving the quality of teaching.


A mini simul, with the Minister watching with obvious enjoyment


Photo op for the chess playing kids with their hero

Garry Kasparov expressed his view that chess is not only a sport, but a new and inexpensive way to improve the educational system, serving to develop adolescent students' intellectual thinking and logic. The chess training system will help promote many talented kids, in the 800 Georgian schools where the program will be adopted.


Links

You can also use ChessBase 11 or any of our Fritz compatible chess programs to replay the games in PGN. You can also download our free Playchess client, which will in addition give you immediate access to the chess server Playchess.com.

Copyright ChessBase


Discussion and Feedback Join the public discussion or submit your feedback to the editors


Discuss

Rules for reader comments

 
 

Not registered yet? Register