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Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant
K Arakhamia-Grant 
Number of games in database: 1,040
Years covered: 1983 to 2021
Last FIDE rating: 2380 (2282 rapid, 2177 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2506

Overall record: +401 -302 =257 (55.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 80 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (217) 
    B42 B32 B90 B93 B48
 Ruy Lopez (87) 
    C77 C65 C92 C97 C78
 French Defense (75) 
    C18 C11 C10 C19 C16
 Caro-Kann (39) 
    B12 B18 B15 B17 B16
 French Winawer (39) 
    C18 C19 C16
 Sicilian Najdorf (37) 
    B90 B93 B92
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (202) 
    B40 B32 B45 B22 B33
 King's Indian (122) 
    E97 E92 E60 E90 E73
 Sicilian Scheveningen (32) 
    B83 B81 B84 B82 B80
 Sicilian Taimanov (29) 
    B45 B47 B48 B46
 Modern Benoni (20) 
    A56 A57 A59 A58 A64
 Queen's Pawn Game (20) 
    A45 D02 A46 D01 A40
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   K Arakhamia-Grant vs R Churm, 1995 1-0
   D Abrahams vs K Arakhamia-Grant, 2017 0-1
   Nakamura vs K Arakhamia-Grant, 2007 0-1
   K Arakhamia-Grant vs P Poobalasingam, 2007 1/2-1/2
   K Arakhamia-Grant vs Kosteniuk, 2001 1-0
   K Arakhamia-Grant vs D Spence, 2009 1-0
   K Arakhamia-Grant vs A Kuchava, 2015 1-0
   K Arakhamia-Grant vs Ivkov, 1992 1-0
   M Yurenok vs K Arakhamia-Grant, 2012 0-1
   Hebden vs K Arakhamia-Grant, 2006 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Batumi Olympiad (Women) (2018)
   British Championship (2006)
   European Championship (Women) (2001)
   Isle of Man Open (1993)
   Novi Sad Olympiad (Women) (1990)
   Bled Olympiad (Women) (2002)
   British Championship (2004)
   European Championship (Women) (2005)
   Scottish Championship (2012)
   European Championship (Women) (2011)
   4NCL 2011/12 (2012)
   European Championship (Women) (2013)
   Tromso Olympiad (Women) (2014)
   Baku Olympiad (Women) (2016)
   FIDE Online Olympiad (2020)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Hostdans Veterans vs Ladies 1997 by Phony Benoni
   2002 Corus (group A) by gauer
   1997 (women's) candidates tournament by gauer
   Corus Invitation Tens 2002 by Tabanus

   🏆 2nd She Plays to Win
   A Henderson de La Fuente vs K Arakhamia-Grant (Feb-19-23) 0-1
   K Arakhamia-Grant vs S G Cooke (Feb-18-23) 1-0
   M Rojickova vs K Arakhamia-Grant (Feb-18-23) 0-1
   K Arakhamia-Grant vs M Keetman (Feb-17-23) 1-0
   S Sucikova vs K Arakhamia-Grant (Feb-17-23) 1-0

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(born Jul-19-1968, 54 years old) Georgia (federation/nationality United Kingdom)

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Born Ketevan Revazovna Arakhamia in Ochamchira, Georgia (formerly USSR), she was awarded the WIM title in 1986, and won the first World Junior Chess Championship for girls the same year, also winning the event in 1989 and 1990. She became a Woman Grandmaster in 1987 and a Grandmaster in 2009.

In 1990, she notched a perfect score of 12/12 at an Olympiad, where she was part of the USSR's silver medal winning team in Novi Sad. Other medals in her collection include the gold from the 1997 European Team Championships, and team gold medals from the Women's Olympiads of Moscow 1994 and Yerevan 1996.

Wife of former team captain Jonathan I M Grant, she settled in Edinburgh in 1996. National titles: Georgian champion (w) in 1983, 1984, 1986 (=Sopiko Tereladze) and 1990. British champion (w) in 2003, 2004, 2006 and 2007. Scottish absolute champion in 2003 (=Paul Motwani), 2011 and 2016.

Wikipedia article: Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant

Last updated: 2019-09-25 11:44:41

 page 1 of 44; games 1-25 of 1,087  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. I Rosenzweig vs K Arakhamia-Grant  0-1241983Tbilisi Dynamo CC SpartakiadB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
2. K Arakhamia-Grant vs N Eremina 1-0401986Minsk ttC05 French, Tarrasch
3. M Litynska vs K Arakhamia-Grant  0-1661987URS-ch (Women)D44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
4. Z Nikolin vs K Arakhamia-Grant  0-1481987Tuzla Interzonal (Women)B95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6
5. N Gaprindashvili vs K Arakhamia-Grant  1-0291988Candidates (Women)D44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
6. M Litynska vs K Arakhamia-Grant  1-0431988Candidates (Women)D30 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. K Arakhamia-Grant vs M Litynska  0-1451988Candidates (Women)E31 Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, Main line
8. J Xie vs K Arakhamia-Grant  1-0391988Wch Girls U20B33 Sicilian
9. K Arakhamia-Grant vs A Galliamova  0-1391989SochiC60 Ruy Lopez
10. Suetin vs K Arakhamia-Grant  ½-½301989Espoo opB82 Sicilian, Scheveningen
11. M Rychagov vs K Arakhamia-Grant  1-0231989Espoo opB89 Sicilian
12. Gheorghiu vs K Arakhamia-Grant  ½-½161989GMA World Cup OpenD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
13. Yurtaev vs K Arakhamia-Grant 1-0401989GMA World Cup OpenD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
14. K Arakhamia-Grant vs V Akopian  ½-½341989GMA World Cup OpenD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
15. O Cvitan vs K Arakhamia-Grant  1-0341989GMA World Cup OpenD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
16. K Arakhamia-Grant vs I Rogers 1-0611989GMA World Cup OpenC41 Philidor Defense
17. K Arakhamia-Grant vs G Zaichik  0-1341989GMA World Cup OpenB87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
18. E Dizdarevic vs K Arakhamia-Grant  ½-½601989GMA World Cup OpenD76 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6
19. K Arakhamia-Grant vs Timoshenko  0-1381989GMA World Cup OpenC67 Ruy Lopez
20. K Arakhamia-Grant vs Gligoric 1-0231989GMA World Cup OpenB06 Robatsch
21. Kholmov vs K Arakhamia-Grant 0-1421989GMA Baleares OpenB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
22. V Kovacevic vs K Arakhamia-Grant  1-0641989GMA Baleares OpenA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
23. Benjamin vs K Arakhamia-Grant  1-0231989GMA Baleares OpenD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
24. K Arakhamia-Grant vs V Akopian  0-1341990Oakham YMC42 Petrov Defense
25. N Gaprindashvili vs K Arakhamia-Grant  1-0311990Ch Georgia (w)E73 King's Indian
 page 1 of 44; games 1-25 of 1,087  PGN Download
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Aug-03-17  Octavia: Keti performed very well in the invitational Dundee tournament: She started out as 2nd last grading wise & finished 2nd= !

Unfortunately I couldn't see Pia's performance since the Scottish webside it pretty lousy. I do know that Pia 0-1 Keti.

Keti is now playing in the English championship. After 6 games she's only lost to Luke McShane.

Aug-10-17  waustad: <Octavia> The server is being transferred to another machine at the moment, but in a few days, results from that tournament should all be available.
Sep-16-17  Octavia: thanks <Waustad>! Are you watching the World Cup? I can watch it via utube on my tv. When there is a break in the commentary you can often see panoramic views of Georgia & what views! It's amazing! Next year the Olympiad will happen there, too.

May be Scottish chess will ask me to play for being the oldest female player in the country. But I'm afraid the Scots are not known for their sense of humour.

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  MissScarlett: Is there a country that doesn't have any nice scenery?

<Rigsby gives Philip his description of Africa. (Food Glorious Food). - Lovely climate, clear skies, blue sea. The only trouble is, the beach goes back 500 miles.>

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  keypusher: < MissScarlett: Is there a country that doesn't have any nice scenery? <Rigsby gives Philip his description of Africa. (Food Glorious Food). - Lovely climate, clear skies, blue sea. The only trouble is, the beach goes back 500 miles.>>

Maybe Qatar, if man-made scenery is excluded. An image search seems to return nothing but skyscrapers.

Sep-19-17  Octavia: the next destination is IOM! Douglas! even Magnus Carlsen is playing there. I'm looking forward to playing there myself :)
Oct-23-17  Gudrun: <Is there a country that doesn't have any nice scenery?> Scotland! Potentially it has very nice scenery: Lots of hills & valleys and lochs! Lots of beautiful lochs! But what happens on those hills? Sheep & cows make sure that there aren't any trees in sight & nobody can go for walks except in dedicated places.

When the majority of people will be vegetarians, then Scotland will also have great places to walk about in.

Dec-04-17  Octavia: In Douglas Keti got the women's prize together with all her friends!

I played in the minor & got 3rd prize

She's now playing in the London Open. I watched her draw a rook & pawn against a rook & 2 pawns. She did all the right moves as my Keres endgame book explains :) well done.

Apr-13-18  Octavia: She won 2 in the first 1/2 & lost 2 later in the London Open. I've noticed that she often does well in the beginning. If you get tired it's best to take a bye 1/2 way through, isn't it?
Apr-19-18  Octavia: She got 5.5/11 in the EWCC & they did have a day off 1/2 way through! Her last game was pretty hair raising - she sacced lots only to get them back later with interest & Alexandra Zherebtsova had to resign - good end for Keti.
Sep-25-18  Octavia: Olympiade 2018 Keti won her first and second games. The 2nd was against Jovanka Houska, a formidable opponent! G l for the other games.
Oct-02-18  Gudrun: with 3 rds to go Keti won all her games but 1 which she drew. In the next rd the team is likely to play much lower rated players. I hope Keti is getting a rest & the team captain lets the others battle it out by themselves - unless the team is likely to get a grading prize. In which case it'd be better if Keti played again...

the German women are doing fine :)

Oct-07-18  Octavia: 10.5/11 !!! very well done in the OLYMPIAD! Hers was the best performance on bd 1 - 95% !!! However, they decided the gold medal on grading performance & therefore Yen got it with only 7/9

Is grading overrated or not?

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  Dionysius1: Hi <Gudrun>. I thought it was the weather, particularly the high winds, that made sure there aren't any trees in sight. This was confirmed for me in a bus trip from Inverness to Oban way back - like a lunar landscape it was, nothing grew above 4 feet. What there was, was bent over at the top And it was still breathtakingly beautiful. I know your main point is about walking (and enclosures) but don't you DARE say Scotland doesn't have nice scenery! Herumph.
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  Dionysius1: Darn. Now I have to have two postings in a row. Just in case I don't have an opportunity to say it later, Mrs Arakhamia-Grant is gorgeous. May she live long and prosper.
Oct-20-18  Gudrun: <Dionysius> She is prospering again: Starting well in the OiM competition with a draw against a much higher rated opponent!!!
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  Dionysius1: Thanks <Gudrun>. It's a good game to play over too. Against Parligras, but I can't get the hyperlink to work to link to it from here.
Nov-20-18  Octavia: Worldseniorchampionship in Bled! most famous chess place ever!

out of ~100 players 47 are German & 11 Scots. 4 sections: over 50, over 65 & the same for women. But our 2 Scottish women are playing in the 50+ group. Keti has 2.5/3

Nov-29-18  Octavia: Keti did well in the seniors open: 7.5/11! Her performance was +25 compared to her grade. She won 6, = 3 and lost 2. Bagaturov won against her & was the cowinner with 8.5 She drew with her man, Jonathan who had 1/2 pt more then her at one point but ended up with a pt less.
Jul-05-19  Gudrun: last year, Keti got 10.5/11 in the Olympiad!!!
Jul-19-19  PhilFeeley: <Dionysius1>

Link here now works:

K Arakhamia-Grant vs M Parligras, 2018

Jul-19-19  PhilFeeley: A great game, by the way. I'm wondering how white missed the win.
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  eternaloptimist: Happy birthday to Keti!! She is a 2-time Scottish chess champ & she tied Paul Motwani 1 of those times. He’s 1 of my favorite authors & players
Sep-25-19  Octavia: I believe she was Scottish champ thrice
Jul-31-21  Octavia: haven't been here for ages. I see that Keti played in the online Olympiad last year & won all her games, except for 2 which she drew! Hope she's playing again this year & that I can watch her games. She's great! Hope also that she had a nice birthday & that she's healthy & stays fit to fight!
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