KCF Academy: meet Elizbar Ubilava

by Kasparov Chess Foundation
4/26/2024 – On April 28, the subscribers of Kasparov Chess Foundation Academy will gather for an exclusive interview with Elizbar Ubilava. At 74 years young, Elizbar Ubilava, a Spanish grandmaster of Georgian origin, is a living legend in the world of chess. With his remarkable achievements and illustrious career spanning decades, Ubilava's influence on the chess landscape is unparalleled.

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Interview with Elizbar Ubilava at KCF Academy

As a FIDE Senior Trainer since 2004, Ubilava's expertise has shaped the careers of some of the greatest chess players in history. Most notably, he worked closely with the legendary Viswanathan Anand for nine years from 1994 to 2005, guiding him to the pinnacle of success as World Champion!

"The original A team!!" wrote Anand as caption to this photo. "Elizbar Ubilava and Pablo San Segundo, the team that helped me win my first two Chess Oscars and first World Championship title!" Ubi is sitting next to his wife, Nana.

But Ubilava's impact extends far beyond the confines of individual accolades. His unwavering support for Indian chess during its nascent stages played a pivotal role in its rise to prominence on the global stage.

With victories in the Georgian Chess Championship in 1974 and 1986, as well as representing Georgia in the 1992 Chess Olympiad, Ubilava's prowess as a player is equally impressive.

However, it is perhaps in his role as a trainer where Ubilava truly shines. Renowned as one of the most esteemed chess trainers in the world, he has honed the skills of chess luminaries such as Anatoly Karpov, Nana Ioseliani, and the Georgian Women's Team, leading them to victory in Olympiads, World Championships, and European Championships alike.

Join us as we delve into the mind of this chess mastermind, exploring his journey, his insights, and the secrets behind his unparalleled success in the world of chess. Don't miss out on this extraordinary opportunity to learn from one of the greatest chess minds of our time!

We invite you to take a look at Ubilava´s game against Vladimir Tukmakov at the Soviet Cup in 1980, commented by IGM Adrian Mikhalchishin.

Don't forget that the doors of the Kasparov Chess Foundation Academy remain wide open for enthusiasts and learners alike!

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