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Erald Dervishi
Number of games in database: 238
Years covered: 1993 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2527 (2537 rapid, 2486 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2581

Overall record: +73 -60 =70 (53.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 35 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (57) 
    B92 B42 B84 B32 B89
 Ruy Lopez (23) 
    C67 C78 C70 C97 C79
 French Defense (13) 
    C05 C03 C07 C04
 French Tarrasch (13) 
    C03 C05 C07 C04
 Sicilian Najdorf (12) 
    B92 B97 B90 B96
 Sicilian Kan (8) 
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (29) 
    C92 C91 C69 C85 C84
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (22) 
    C92 C91 C85 C84 C95
 Queen's Gambit Declined (19) 
    D37 D35
 Two Knights (14) 
    C55 C56
 English (10) 
    A14 A15 A13
 Queen's Indian (8) 
    E18 E17 E12
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   C Morrison vs E Dervishi, 2001 1/2-1/2
   E Dervishi vs A Kizov, 2001 1-0
   L Williams vs E Dervishi, 2002 0-1
   K Meier vs E Dervishi, 2006 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Bratto Open (2001)
   Bratto Festival (2007)
   Istanbul Olympiad (2012)
   European Championship (2001)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   Istanbul Olympiad (2000)
   Calvia Olympiad (2004)
   European Championship (2003)
   EUR-chT (Men) 13th (2001)
   European Club Cup (2006)
   Turin Olympiad (2006)
   Baku Olympiad (2016)
   Tromso Olympiad (2014)
   Batumi Olympiad (2018)

   🏆 European Team Championship
   N Djukic vs E Dervishi (Nov-01-19) 1-0
   E Dervishi vs Vocaturo (Oct-30-19) 0-1
   E Dervishi vs Pechac (Oct-28-19) 0-1
   A Tari vs E Dervishi (Oct-25-19) 1-0
   Kovalenko vs E Dervishi (Oct-05-18) 0-1

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(born Nov-10-1979, 42 years old) Albania

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Born in Durrës and awarded the Grandmaster title in 1998, Erald Dervishi is Albania's first and so far only GM as well as its top player. He is a lawyer by trade.


In 1994 he was the European U14 chess champion and came =3rd in the 1996 U18 European Championship. He was Albanian Champion in 1996 and 1997. Also in 1996, he helped his team Teuta Durrës to the Albanian Club Championship for that year.


Dervishi's best results were 1st at the Elitia Open in 1997, 2nd at the Montecatini Open in 1998, 2nd at the Jesolo Open in 1999, 3rd in the Genova Open in 1999, 2nd at the Bratto Open in 1999, 2000 and 2004, 1st at the Durrës GM tournament in October 2001, =1st at Bratto 2006 and first at Bratto in 2009, =1st at the Padova Open in 2000 and 1st at the FE Padova in Italy in 2006, 1st at the FE Castione della Presolana in Italy in 2008 and 1st at the Durres Open in 2013. In November 2017, he won the 5 RIDEF Parties classiques Championnats de la Francophonie outright with 7.5/9; the event was staged in Tunisia.

Team Events (1)

<National representation> Dervishi first represented Albania at the Boy's Balkaniads in 1993 and 1994 when he played top board. In the 1993 event he won team and individual bronze and in the latter he won individual gold. He has played for Albania in the Olympiads of 1994 on board 4 and in 1998 he won the individual bronze medal for board 2. He played top board during the Olympiads of 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2010, Istanbul Olympiad (2012) (where he scored 8/11 on top board), Tromso Olympiad (2014) and 2016. He also played top board for Albania at the European Team Championship in 2001.

<National leagues> Dervishi played top board for the Italian Obiettivo Risarcimento Padova team in the European Club Cup (2006). He also played top board for Godesberger SK in the West Bundesliga for the 2013-14 season, at the end of which it placed 5th out of 10. He also played top board for that club in the 2014-15 season of the West Bundesliga.


Dervishi is - as of 2018 - the vice-President and FIDE Delegate of the Albania Chess Federation and a member of FIDE's Commission for World Championships & Olympiads (WCO). (2)


He was awarded the Grand Master of Work Order by Albanian President Bujar Nishani in May 2017. Since 2013, he has been a member of the Steering Committee of the Albanian National Olympic Committee, in May 2017 he was the head of the Olympic Red Cross delegation in the Islamic Games in Baku on May 12-22, 2017. (3)


Dervishi's highest standard rating to date is 2582, achieved in April 2014. His peak rapid rating was also 2582, achieved in October 2017 when he scored 7/9 at the 1er Championnat d'Europe rapide des Entreprises in France.

Source (1) (2) and (3) Wikipedia article: Erald Dervishi and

Last updated: 2021-10-20 14:12:45

 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 270  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. E Dervishi vs R Bagirov  ½-½251993EU-ch U14C53 Giuoco Piano
2. E Dervishi vs J Stocek  ½-½501994EU-ch U18B83 Sicilian
3. E Karadeniz vs E Dervishi  0-1381994It BalkaniadaC48 Four Knights
4. Kulaots vs E Dervishi  1-0711994EU-ch U18C37 King's Gambit Accepted
5. A Ovezov vs E Dervishi  0-1681994Wch U16C55 Two Knights Defense
6. V Georgiev vs E Dervishi  0-145199425th Balkaniad (boys)C45 Scotch Game
7. E Dervishi vs A Kovacevic  ½-½47199425th Balkaniad (boys)B78 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long
8. E Dervishi vs Beverly Potter  1-0581994Moscow OlympiadC41 Philidor Defense
9. E Dervishi vs Plachetka  ½-½541994Moscow OlympiadB44 Sicilian
10. L Gostisa vs E Dervishi  ½-½531994Moscow OlympiadE18 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3
11. F Maynard vs E Dervishi  1-0611994Moscow OlympiadC45 Scotch Game
12. K Sasaki vs E Dervishi  0-1301994Moscow OlympiadC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
13. E Dervishi vs S Chumfwa  ½-½391994Moscow OlympiadB97 Sicilian, Najdorf
14. C Barus vs E Dervishi  ½-½851994Moscow OlympiadE18 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3
15. E Dervishi vs C O'Shaughnessy  ½-½351994Moscow OlympiadB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
16. F Manca vs E Dervishi  0-1511994Moscow OlympiadC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
17. E Dervishi vs M Cukier  1-0321995Wch U20B15 Caro-Kann
18. F Abbasov vs E Dervishi  0-1401995EU-ch U16C45 Scotch Game
19. Tukmakov vs E Dervishi  1-0891995Bern opE17 Queen's Indian
20. Suba vs E Dervishi  1-0211995Bern opE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
21. P V Hagesaether vs E Dervishi  1-0511995Wch U20C55 Two Knights Defense
22. Shulman vs E Dervishi  1-0451995Wch U20C39 King's Gambit Accepted
23. E Dervishi vs Kasimdzhanov  ½-½551995Wch U16B89 Sicilian
24. Motylev vs E Dervishi  ½-½331995Wch U16C47 Four Knights
25. Turov vs E Dervishi 0-1551996EU-ch U18C86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
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  whiteshark: Never heard of him before.
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  GrahamClayton: Here is an interview with Dervishi on Albanian TV:

Nov-06-13  BIDMONFA: Erald Dervishi


Nov-10-16  TheFocus: His friends call him "WHIRLING".

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