Famous Georgian Chess Players

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Sopiko Guramishvili
(Chess player)
Sopiko Guramishvili
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Birthdate: January 1, 1991
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tbilisi, Georgian SSR, Soviet Union
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Nona Gaprindashvili
(Chess player)
Nona Gaprindashvili
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Birthdate: May 3, 1941
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Zugdidi, Georgia
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Nazi Paikidze
(Chess player)
Nazi Paikidze
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Birthdate: October 27, 1993
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Irkutsk, Russia

Georgia-born Nazi Paikidze had earned four European Youth Chess Championships by the time she was 16. She is also a six-time World Youth Chess Championship winner. The Woman Grandmaster and International Master later moved to Moscow and then to the US, where she is currently studying information systems.

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Baadur Jobava
(Chess player)
Baadur Jobava
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Birthdate: November 26, 1983
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Gali, Georgian SSR, Soviet Union
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Maia Chiburdanidze
(Georgian Chess Grandmaster)
Maia Chiburdanidze
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Birthdate: January 17, 1961
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kutaisi, Georgia

International grandmaster Maia Chiburdanidze made headlines after winning the Women’s World Chess Championship at age 17. She is also the second female chess player to be named a grandmaster by FIDE. She has also been featured on postage stamps and documentaries. She prefers competing against male chess players.

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Nana Dzagnidze
(Chess player)
Nana Dzagnidze
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Birthdate: January 1, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kutaisi, Georgian SSR, Soviet Union
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Nino Batsiashvili
(Chess player)
Nino Batsiashvili
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Birthdate: January 1, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Batumi, Georgian SSR, Soviet Union
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Gaioz Nigalidze
(Chess player)
Gaioz Nigalidze
2
Birthdate: April 24, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Georgia
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Zurab Azmaiparashvili
(Chess player)
Zurab Azmaiparashvili
0
Birthdate: March 16, 1960
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tbilisi, Georgia
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Nana Alexandria
(Chess player)
Nana Alexandria
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Birthdate: October 13, 1949
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Poti, Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic, Soviet Union
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Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant
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Birthdate: July 19, 1968
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ochamchire, Georgian SSR, Soviet Union
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Bela Khotenashvili
(Chess Grandmaster)
Bela Khotenashvili
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Birthdate: June 1, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Telavi, Georgian SSR, Soviet Union
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Nino Maisuradze
(Chess player)
Nino Maisuradze
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Birthdate: June 13, 1982
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tbilisi, Georgian SSR, Soviet Union
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Genrieta Lagvilava
(Chess player)
Genrieta Lagvilava
0
Birthdate: July 3, 1969
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kutaisi, Georgia