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Meri Arabidze
M Arabidze 
Number of games in database: 468
Years covered: 2007 to 2021
Last FIDE rating: 2428 (2434 rapid, 2432 blitz)

Overall record: +125 -80 =134 (56.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 129 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (25) 
    E60 E63 E97 E62 E91
 Queen's Gambit Declined (23) 
    D31 D38 D35 D37 D30
 English (21) 
    A15 A14 A10 A13
 Slav (20) 
    D10 D17 D11 D12
 Queen's Indian (17) 
    E12 E15 E17 E16
 Reti System (14) 
    A04 A06 A05
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (56) 
    B46 B40 B42 B43 B28
 Queen's Pawn Game (23) 
    D02 A46 E00 D00 A45
 Sicilian Taimanov (18) 
    B46 B48 B47 B49
 Queen's Gambit Declined (17) 
    D37 D35 D36 D06 D30
 Nimzo Indian (17) 
    E32 E41 E42 E20 E53
 Queen's Indian (17) 
    E15 E17 E14 E18 E12
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   M Arabidze vs M Guseva, 2012 1-0
   M Arabidze vs M Aulia, 2013 1/2-1/2
   D Saduakassova vs M Arabidze, 2013 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Georgian Championship (Women) (2021)
   Women's World Team Championship (2015)
   World Junior Championship (Girls) (2012)
   European Team Championship (Women) (2019)
   World Youth Championship (Girls) (2012)
   World Junior Championship (Girls) (2014)
   European Championship (Women) (2021)
   European Championship (Women) (2013)
   World Junior Championship (Girls) (2013)
   European Championship (Women) (2014)
   European Championship (Women) (2018)
   European Championship (Women) (2012)
   European Championship (2014)
   European Championship (Women) (2009)
   FIDE Online Olympiad (2020)

   🏆 World Blitz Championship (Women)
   E Danielian vs M Arabidze (Dec-30-22) 1-0, blitz
   M Arabidze vs D Nomin-Erdene (Dec-30-22) 1-0, blitz
   M Arabidze vs Q Gong (Dec-30-22) 1-0, blitz
   Turmunkh Munkhzul vs M Arabidze (Dec-30-22) 0-1, blitz
   M Arabidze vs Kosteniuk (Dec-30-22) 1-0, blitz

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(born Feb-25-1994, 28 years old) Georgia

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Arabidze is an International Master (and a WGM) who has won three world championships in the youth divisions, including the:

- U10 (Girls) World Championship in 2004 (1)

- U12 (Girls) World Championship in 2005 and

- U18 (Girls) U18 World Championship in 2011 with 8/9, losing one game to runner up WGM Alina Kashlinskaya.

She was runner up behind Padmini Rout in the 2008 World U14 (Girls) and she came 5th with 9/13, half a point behind four co-leaders in the World Junior Championship (Girls) (2012).

She has also won three European championships in the youth division, including the:

- U10 European (Girls) Championship in 2004

- U12 European (Girls) Championship in 2005 and

- U14 European (Girls) Championship in 2008.

References: (1)

Wikipedia article: Meri Arabidze

Last updated: 2016-12-11 06:18:10

 page 1 of 21; games 1-25 of 504  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Arabidze vs N Paikidze  0-183200717th EU-ch U14 GirlsE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
2. M Arabidze vs A Froewis  1-0272008EU-ch U14 Girls 18thD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
3. H M Klek vs M Arabidze ½-½472008EU-ch U14 Girls 18thB12 Caro-Kann Defense
4. P Rout vs M Arabidze  1-0412008Girls 14-wyccB10 Caro-Kann
5. M Arabidze vs N Paikidze  ½-½442009GEO Women 66 ChD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
6. M Arabidze vs Lagno 0-1432009European Championship (Women)D71 Neo-Grunfeld
7. L Malinicheva vs M Arabidze  0-1422009European Championship (Women)B11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
8. M Arabidze vs K Azimova  1-0342009European Championship (Women)A52 Budapest Gambit
9. A L'Ami vs M Arabidze  1-0462009European Championship (Women)E32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
10. N Zhukova vs M Arabidze  ½-½1082009European Championship (Women)E15 Queen's Indian
11. M Arabidze vs L Galojan  1-0832009European Championship (Women)D50 Queen's Gambit Declined
12. D Charochkina vs M Arabidze  1-0282009European Championship (Women)B12 Caro-Kann Defense
13. M Arabidze vs S Gvetadze  1-0602009European Championship (Women)E10 Queen's Pawn Game
14. I Werle vs M Arabidze  1-0342009European Championship (Women)B11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
15. M Arabidze vs S Matveeva  ½-½482009European Championship (Women)A10 English
16. M Komiagina vs M Arabidze  0-1472009European Championship (Women)B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
17. M Arabidze vs A Stefanova  ½-½642010European Championship (Women)E60 King's Indian Defense
18. N Zhukova vs M Arabidze  1-0342010European Championship (Women)E01 Catalan, Closed
19. M Arabidze vs M Danelia  1-0392010European Championship (Women)E60 King's Indian Defense
20. T Vasilevich vs M Arabidze  ½-½352010European Championship (Women)E00 Queen's Pawn Game
21. M Arabidze vs E Pavlidou  1-0322010European Championship (Women)A62 Benoni, Fianchetto Variation
22. N Bojkovic vs M Arabidze  ½-½322010European Championship (Women)B13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
23. M Arabidze vs C Foisor  ½-½732010European Championship (Women)E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
24. O Girya vs M Arabidze  1-0472010European Championship (Women)A46 Queen's Pawn Game
25. M Arabidze vs S Djukic  1-0372010European Championship (Women)A43 Old Benoni
 page 1 of 21; games 1-25 of 504  PGN Download
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  Tabanus: WIM in 2009. Now rated 2254

European U14 champion in 2008 (and 4th in U16 2009):

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  Tabanus: 11 more games are here: M Arabidze
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  Tabanus: World 16G vice champion 2009, behind WIM Deysi Estela Cori Tello

Nov-27-11  twinlark: Congratulations on winning the Girls U18 World Championship. This is her 4th world championship title.
Jul-29-13  notyetagm: <twinlark: Congratulations on winning the Girls U18 World Championship. This is her 4th world championship title.>

Four (!!!!) titles! Wow!

2004: Girls U-10 World Champion
2005: Girls U-12 World Champion
2007: Girls U-14 World Champion
2011: Girls U-18 World Champion

Jul-29-13  notyetagm: Meri Arabidze

Arabidze is 4th on tiebreak right now at the European Individual Women's Championship (2013), 1/2-point behind the leaders Hoang and defending champion Gunina.

Jul-29-13  nok: Told you she's great.
Jul-29-13  notyetagm: <nok: Told you she's great.>


I believed you but I wanted to see for myself. :-)

Jul-29-13  waustad: Another strong Georgian woman to follow the tradition.
Jul-30-13  Nerwal: Found back the articles by Dvoretsky about his training sessions with Arabidze :

Jul-30-13  notyetagm: <Nerwal: Found back the articles by Dvoretsky about his training sessions with Arabidze :>

Wow, good job, <nerwal>.

You are rapidly becoming one of the most useful kibitzers on this site. :-)

Aug-03-13  notyetagm: Meri Arabidze

And Arabidze qualifies for the <2014 FIDE WOMEN'S KNOCKOUT CHAMPIONSHIP> by finishing 10th on tiebreak at the European Individual Women's Championship (2013).

The top 14 finishers made it.

Sep-17-13  notyetagm: M Arabidze vs D Derakhshani, 2013

Nice combo by Arabidze.

Sep-24-13  notyetagm: World Junior Championship (Girls) (2013)

Huge battle tomorrow in Round 12 on Board 1:

Goryachkina (8 1/2) vs Arabidze (7 1/2)

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  Penguincw: 16 players remaining, and Meri Arabidze is the lowest rated player remaining at FIDE Women's World Chess Championship (2015), being the 45th seed rated 2374.

In Round 1 against 20th seed Elisabeth Paehtz, the first 4 games were all drawn before Arabidze won the next 2 games to knock out the only German in the tournament.

Then, in Round 2, against 52nd seed Yaniet Marrero Lopez, she beat the only Cuban in the tournament 1 1/2-1/2 to advance to the Sweet 16!

She will now have to face 4th seed Viktorija Cmilyte (who is the only Lithuanian) in the 3rd round.

FWIW: This "only" trend will end should she make it to the 4th round, as Kosteniuk is among 10 Russians and Harika is among 3 Indians in the tournament.

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  Penguincw: And Arabidze's cinderella run comes to an end. She actually beat 4th seed Cmilyte 2 1/2-1 1/2, winning the decisive game with black! However, she lost to 12th seed Dronavalli Harika 1 1/2-1/2 to "finally" bow out of the tournament. Still, making a run all the way to the Elite 8 is impressive (I honestly didn't think she would even make it out of the first round). Kinda a tough break, as her only lost in 14 games ends her tournament. She was the 5th highest rated Georgian out of 6 that participated, and was the last one remaining.

Despite all that, she still got a solid +7.8 rating points to rise to 2382.

Aug-07-15  sonia91: <- U14 (Girls) World Championship in 2007 in Turkey> Aradidze didn't won the U14 Girls' World Championship in 2007, the winner was Nazi Paikidze:

It should be added in the bio that she won 3 European Youth Championships: U10 in 2004, U12 in 2006, U14 in 2008 (

Aug-13-20  Sally Simpson: ***

A game that I'll not submit but others may like it.

Meri Arabidze - Sopio Gvetadze, Georgian Women's Championship 2020, Round 9.

A draw, 64 moves - no captures.

Final position.

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1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 b6 3. Nc3 Bb7 4. d5 c6 5. e4 d6 6. Nf3 g6 7. Bd3 Bg7 8. O-O O-O 9. Re1 Nbd7 10. Bf1 Rc8 11. Bg5 Re8 12. h3 Qc7 13. Qd2 a6 14. Rac1 Qb8 15. Nd4 Qa8 16. b3 c5 17. Nc2 e6 18. a4 Qb8 19. Na3 Qc7 20. Rcd1 e5 21. g3 Rb8 22. Ra1 Bc8 23. Ra2 Nf8 24. Kh2 Nh5 25. Qd1 h6 26. Be3 Qe7 27. Nab1 Nh7 28. Bg2 N5f6 29. Qc1 Qf8 30. Rb2 a5 31. Nb5 Rb7 32. N1c3 Kh8 33. f3 Ng8 34. Rf2 Nhf6 35. f4 Nd7 36. f5 Qe7 37. Ref1 g5 38. g4 f6 39. Kg3 Nf8 40. Bf3 Nh7 41. Rh2 Bd7 42. Na3 Rd8 43. Rfh1 Be8 44. Qd1 Rdd7 45. Kf2 Qd8 46. Ke1 Bf8 47. Kd2 Kg7 48. Kc2 Kf7 49. Nab5 Bg7 50. Kb2 Ke7 51. Ne2 Bf7 52. Ng3 Qf8 53. Qd2 Kd8 54. Qf2 Kc8 55. Ra1 Qd8 56. Ne2 Rb8 57. Nc1 Kb7 58. Nd3 Rc8 59. h4 Bf8 60. Rah1 Be8 61. Qe2 Bf7 62. Nf2 Be8 63. Rh3 Bf7 64. Nd3


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