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Nona Gaprindashvili
N Gaprindashvili 
Schach 1969, p174.  
Number of games in database: 1,052
Years covered: 1958 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2270 (2199 rapid, 2105 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2495

Overall record: +473 -256 =287 (60.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 36 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (108) 
    B83 B42 B40 B44 B52
 King's Indian (46) 
    E73 E75 E63 E67 E62
 Ruy Lopez (44) 
    C77 C69 C73 C84 C67
 Nimzo Indian (43) 
    E21 E20 E46
 Modern Benoni (30) 
    A57 A70 A56 A60 A65
 Slav (25) 
    D10 D11 D15 D13 D12
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (68) 
    B43 B45 B90 B42 B22
 Robatsch (64) 
    B06
 Queen's Pawn Game (51) 
    A40 A41 D02 E00 A45
 Caro-Kann (38) 
    B15 B10 B14 B12 B13
 Uncommon Opening (36) 
    A00 B00
 Queen's Gambit Declined (33) 
    D37 D31 D30 D38
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   N Gaprindashvili vs R Servaty, 1974 1-0
   N Gaprindashvili vs A Blagidze, 1963 1-0
   D Mardle vs N Gaprindashvili, 1965 0-1
   M Lazarevic vs N Gaprindashvili, 1961 0-1
   N Gaprindashvili vs J Nikolac, 1979 1-0
   E Donaldson-Akhmilovskaya vs N Gaprindashvili, 1979 0-1
   A Stangl vs N Gaprindashvili, 1990 0-1
   Polgar vs N Gaprindashvili, 1990 0-1
   Ujtumen vs N Gaprindashvili, 1971 0-1
   B de Jong-Muhren vs N Gaprindashvili, 2007 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Split Olympiad (Women) (1963)
   Hoogovens-B (1987)
   Reggio Emilia 1982/83 (1982)
   Dubai Olympiad (Women) (1986)
   Oberhausen Olympiad (Women) (1966)
   Valletta Olympiad (Women) (1980)
   Dortmund (1978)
   6th Soviet Team Cup (1968)
   Lone Pine (1977)
   Dortmund (1974)
   Thessaloniki Olympiad (Women) (1984)
   Amsterdam IBM-B (1976)
   Novi Sad Olympiad (Women) (1990)
   World Seniors Championship (2005)
   European Championship (Women) (2003)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   1990 Kuala Lumpur (women) interzonal by gauer
   1972 World (women) chess championship by gauer
   Women WCC Index [1972: Gaprindashvili-Kushnir] by chessmoron
   1980 (women's) candidates matches: Nana vs Nona by gauer
   1965 World (women) chess championship by gauer
   1991 Subotica (women's) interzonal by gauer
   1969 World (women) chess championship by gauer
   W-WCC Index [1975: Gaprindashvili-Alexandria] by chessmoron
   1962 World (women) chess championship by gauer

RECENT GAMES:
   🏆 European ACP w Rapid
   P Cramling vs N Gaprindashvili (Mar-30-18) 1-0, rapid
   V Bogdanov vs N Gaprindashvili (Jun-13-16) 1/2-1/2
   N M Mishuchkov vs N Gaprindashvili (Jun-12-16) 1/2-1/2
   N Gaprindashvili vs B Gruzmann (Jun-11-16) 1/2-1/2
   Kupreichik vs N Gaprindashvili (Jun-10-16) 1/2-1/2

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NONA GAPRINDASHVILI
(born May-03-1941, 81 years old) Georgia
PRONUNCIATION:
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Nona Terentievna Gaprindashvili was born in Zugdidi*, in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia. She became the Women's World Champion in 1962, when she won the title from Elizaveta Bykova by a score of 9-2, and remained Women's World Champion for 16 years. She was USSR Women's champion in 1964, 1973-74, 1981 (jointly) and 1983. In 1995, 2009 and 2016, she won the World Senior Women Chess Championship(1) outright, also tying for share of 1st-2nd in both 2014 and 2015. In 2017 Tamara Khmiadashvili (finishing ahead on head-to-head tiebreaks) and she tied with 7.5 points after nine rounds, a point ahead of 3rd place. She scored 12th overall in the open section of the 65+ European senior's championship(2) in 2017. She also holds the following titles; WIM awarded 1961, WGM awarded 1976, IM awarded 1962 and GM awarded in 1980.

References / Sources

(1) http://www.wscc2016.net/information... (World seniors' chess championship), (2) https://info64.org/european-senior-...

Note: there's also a Nona Gaprindashvili from Russia. She was born in 1991.

*Wikipedia article: Zugdidi

Wikipedia article: Nona Gaprindashvili

Last updated: 2019-01-16 12:54:44

 page 1 of 43; games 1-25 of 1,055  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. N Gaprindashvili vs Dzenite  1-03719585th Soviet Team Championship FinalC88 Ruy Lopez
2. V Timofeeva vs N Gaprindashvili  0-12319585th Soviet Team Championship FinalB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
3. N Gaprindashvili vs V Nedeljkovic 0-1321959URS-YUGB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
4. R Bilunova vs N Gaprindashvili  0-14319592nd Soviet Spartakiad qual-2B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
5. N Gaprindashvili vs Goikhenberg 1-03819592nd Soviet Spartakiad qual-2B28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
6. N Gaprindashvili vs Khuberashvili 1-04119592nd Soviet Spartakiad Final-AB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
7. N Kolotiy vs N Gaprindashvili  0-15819592nd Soviet Spartakiad Final-AB01 Scandinavian
8. V Rozlapa vs N Gaprindashvili  0-14319592nd Soviet Spartakiad Final-AB06 Robatsch
9. N Gaprindashvili vs E Bishard  ½-½3519592nd Soviet Spartakiad Final-AC49 Four Knights
10. N Gaprindashvili vs M Ranniku  1-03419607th Soviet Team ChampionshipA84 Dutch
11. N Gaprindashvili vs N Konopleva  1-02719607th Soviet Team ChampionshipB95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6
12. S Handsuren vs N Gaprindashvili  0-1501961Vrnjacka Banja ct (Women)B41 Sicilian, Kan
13. K Zvorykina vs N Gaprindashvili  ½-½441961Vrnjacka Banja ct (Women)C90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
14. L Volpert vs N Gaprindashvili  0-1331961Vrnjacka Banja ct (Women)D28 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
15. H Konarkowska vs N Gaprindashvili  0-1361961Vrnjacka Banja ct (Women)C96 Ruy Lopez, Closed
16. N Gaprindashvili vs E Polihroniade  1-0381961Vrnjacka Banja ct (Women)C47 Four Knights
17. V Nedeljkovic vs N Gaprindashvili  ½-½481961Vrnjacka Banja ct (Women)C99 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd
18. N Gaprindashvili vs A Nicolau van der Mije  1-0311961Vrnjacka Banja ct (Women)B30 Sicilian
19. N Gaprindashvili vs V Borisenko-Belova  1-0401961Vrnjacka Banja ct (Women)B30 Sicilian
20. G Gresser vs N Gaprindashvili  ½-½231961Vrnjacka Banja ct (Women)B09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
21. N Gaprindashvili vs T Zatulovskaya  1-0521961Vrnjacka Banja ct (Women)C75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
22. N Gaprindashvili vs E Ladanyike-Karakas  ½-½271961Vrnjacka Banja ct (Women)C10 French
23. N Gaprindashvili vs E Rinder  1-0431961Vrnjacka Banja ct (Women)C84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
24. N Gaprindashvili vs F Heemskerk  1-0801961Vrnjacka Banja ct (Women)B18 Caro-Kann, Classical
25. L Lane vs N Gaprindashvili ½-½371961Vrnjacka Banja ct (Women)C61 Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense
 page 1 of 43; games 1-25 of 1,055  PGN Download
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Sep-18-21  nok: Evidence?

Do you enjoy public misinformation about you?

Sep-18-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  kingscrusher: <RookFile> But Rookfile it seems that she was the real "Beth Harmon" - she even drew with Vishy Anand among her achievements. See my blog post here:

https://lichess.org/@/Kingscrusher-...

It seems a bit bad of Netflix do these historical fiction dramas but with license to apparently pick on real name characters around the same time, and then kind of erase their achievements. She was actually a breakthrough women player - the first Woman Grandmaster and the 5th Women's world champion. Also the Netflix series did not feature any of her games.

It seems the fictional Beth Harmon has been at the expense of the real Beth Harmon on this occasion.

Sep-18-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  kingscrusher: This story made it to the front of the BBC news site last night btw - 17th September 2021
Sep-18-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  kingscrusher: BBC News link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertai...
Sep-28-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sally Simpson: Viz (a comic adult only UK publication) have done a 5 page piece on chess. A page is dedicated to the Nona lawsuit though the names have been changed to protect the innocent and keep the lawyers at bay.

In this case it is a male ex-laundry worker claiming his life and Beth Harman are too similar for it to be a coincidence citing many ridiculous examples.

https://www.redhotpawn.com/chess-bl...

Oct-09-21  Albertan: Netflix must compensate legendary female chess player:

https://dailytitan.com/opinion/netf...

Oct-09-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: She wont get a dime in court. Yes, netflix was rude and ignorant but Nona G. has suffered no financial damages. There was no money in chess five minutes ago and there isn't any money now. I suspect netflix will wait and see if a court will even hear it. If so, she'll be offered a very modest sum to drop the case. She'll go home with a little money and a weak apology.
Jan-28-22  Albertan: Netflix must face ´Queen’s Gambit’ lawsuit from Chess great,Judge says:

https://variety.com/2022/tv/news/ne...

Jan-29-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sally Simpson: BBC are also running with the same story.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertai...

It appears a judge has ruled Netflix has to go to court.

"...the fact that the series was a fictional work does not insulate Netflix from liability for defamation if all the elements of defamation are otherwise present."

Jan-29-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: I am reading the court's ruling, which you can find in this story: https://www.chess.com/news/view/gap...
Feb-05-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  Gypsy: Attorneys discussing the results of QG/Netflix defamation of Nona G. on a law-based podcast for laymen:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33i...

The sub-segment on QG starts at
2:18:55

Feb-09-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: I think Beth Harmon is actually based on long ago American women champion Lisa Lane

<https://www.bing.com/images/search?...>

<Lisa Lane was born on April 25, 1938. Her father was a skilled laborer who operated a glass-roller leather glazing machine. He was more interested in horseracing than in his family and disappeared from her life before she was two. Her mother had a great deal of difficulty raising her two children alone and Lisa spent much of her childhood here and there. She resented an article that claimed she had lived in an orphanage.>

Like the fictional Beth Harmon, and so forth. She was USA women's champion but flamed out quickly and left the game. I suppose if the best female players could have made more than $1,000 a year they might have stayed in the game.

<https://en.chessbase.com/post/lisa-...>

Nona G., 80 years old, has been a wonderful ambassador of chess and an asset to the game. I wish she would publish an auto bio, perhaps digitally (less expensive to make and distribute) for downloads, to Kindle, Amazon users, et. al.

Feb-09-22  fabelhaft: <I think Beth Harmon is actually based on long ago American women champion Lisa Lane>

Not playing strength wise though, when Lane played the Women's Candidates in 1964 she lost to the top 6, and to 9 of the top 11. First placed Lazarevic had a peak rating in the 2100s the next decade. Harmon was US Champion at 18 (at a time when players like Fischer, Reshevsky and Benko used to participate).

Feb-09-22  Absentee: <Netflix has to go to court.>

We're not there yet, but still it's a step forward towards nuking it from orbit.

Feb-09-22  fabelhaft: Those were different times. Lane was well known, but the level was far from what it is today. She won the national women's championship twice, the second time shared with Gresser, who was 60 years old and had learnt chess in her mid 30s. In the only game between her and Lane here the latter hung a piece in the opening and played on forever where few today would continue in blitz. Gresser won the national championship nine times, three of them in her 60s, but for some reason didn't get the articles Lane got...
Feb-09-22  Granny O Doul: My own uninformed opinion is that the author drew inspiration from many sources and that Harmon is not actually a stand-in for any one particular actual breathing human.
Feb-10-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: Exactly. Beth harmon is a little bit bobby fischer, a little bit polgar sister, maybe a little bit lisa lane.

The supporting actors seemed more definable. Bill lombardy as the unconventional American living in the basement in NYC. That guy could also be fischer, except the real bobby Fischer could never get that close to other human beings.

I think the book was written in the late 70s or early 80s. The older, friendly russian champion could be smyslov. The younger, button down title holder is probably based on spassky.

Feb-10-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  Gypsy: <The younger, button down title holder is probably based on spassky.> This is the first time ever I hear that Spassky was considered a button-down kind of a guy.

When I was growing up in eastern block, Spassky was considered incredibly and universally gifted, both off and on the chessboard. Of his OTB play they talked as if Spassky was a Pushkin reincarnate. He played chess instead of writing poetry, but he played all types of positions easily and exceedingly well. Many of his games also had this breezy, champagne quality to them.

In personal life, Spassky was handsome, athletic, funny, and women swooned about him. It was believed that Spassky was only a step or so from saying something embarasing about the political system and two steps or so from becoming a troublesome dissident. That, the reasoning went, was the reason Spassky was assigned such a staunch loyalist as Bondarevsky as his trainer/second/handler: To keep Spassy in line. Tolush was too much of a free thinker himself to guarantee the right influence.

Feb-10-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  moronovich: <In personal life, Spassky was handsome, athletic, funny, and women swooned about him. It was believed that Spassky was only a step or so from saying something embarasing about the political system and two steps or so from becoming a troublesome dissident. That, the reasoning went, was the reason Spassky was assigned such a staunch loyalist as Bondarevsky as his trainer/second/handler: To keep Spassy in line. Tolush was too much of a free thinker himself to guarantee the right influence.>

I once met him. In Geneva in 77 it was.We had a nice little conversation.He was very openminded and gentlemandlike.

Feb-11-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: Weren't Bodarevsky and Tolush both brilliant tacticians, but also erratic heavy drinkers? Seems a poor fit with spassky, unless they were trying to keep him happy, not keep an eye on him.
Feb-11-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  Gypsy: <HeMateMe: Weren't Bodarevsky and Tolush both brilliant tacticians, but also erratic heavy drinkers? ... > Drinking was a sort of competitive sport in USSR of those days and many a famous chess-player held an unofficial master, even grand-master rank in it.

<Seems a poor fit with spassky ...> Boris Spassky would probably agree that the whole USSR was a rather poor fit for him.

Feb-24-22  jerseybob: <RookFile: Classic nuisance lawsuit - she'll settle out of court for whatever she can get.> Nuisance? If you're being lied about? Well here's news for the wokesters at Netflix - and I pray it holds up: Nona has won her suit!
Sep-09-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sally Simpson: Looks like Nona and Netflix settled out of court. The sum she received has not been officially disclosed.

"Lawyers of both parties are quoted saying they are "pleased the matter is resolved."

https://www.chess.com/news/view/net...

Sep-09-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: <"Lawyers of both parties are quoted saying they are "pleased the matter is resolved.">

As if any lawyer was ever happy that he had to stop billing.

Sep-09-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: It's nice to see the little guys win one.
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