Georgian Men's Chess Championship Print
Monday, 25 January 2010 21:16
The 69th Georgian Men's Chess Championship was held on 11-24th January in Tbilisi. After the exhausting struggle in all-play-all 13 rounds tournament, Grandmasters Merab Gagunashvili and Tamaz Gelashvili shared the first place with 9.0 points each. There is no confirmation whether a tiebreak was included or the players equally split the honours.

Georgian best player Baadur Jobava did not participate, while the top-seeded GM Tornike Sanikidze withdrew from the tournament after the 11th round.

Final standings:
1-2. GM Gagunashvili Merab 2582 and GM Gelashvili Tamaz 2614 - 9,0
3. GM Arutinian David 2566 - 8,5
4-5. GM Shanava Konstantine 2551 and IM Nigalidze Gaioz 2462 - 8,0
6. FM Paichadze Luka 2424 - 7,5
7-8. GM Jojua Davit 2535 and GM Pantsulaia Levan 2598 - 7,0
9. IM Benidze Davit 2491 - 6,0
10-11. IM Sulashvili Malkhaz 2497 and IM Margvelashvili Giorgi 2527 - 5,5
12. IM Jobava Beglar 2444 - 4,5
13. GM Sanikidze Tornike 2615 - 3,5
14. Javakhadze Zurab 2363 - 2,0

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GM Tamaz Gelashvili


 
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