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Viktor Goglidze
Number of games in database: 122
Years covered: 1927 to 1957

Overall record: +43 -31 =48 (54.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Grunfeld (9) 
    D95 D70 D78 D90 D71
 Semi-Slav (5) 
    D43 D46 D44
 Queen's Pawn Game (5) 
    D05 A46 E10
 Queen's Indian (4) 
    E19 E17 E16
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (14) 
    B83 B23 B21 B70 B25
 Orthodox Defense (11) 
    D63 D60 D62 D58 D64
 Sicilian Scheveningen (8) 
    B83 B80
 Nimzo Indian (7) 
    E32 E48 E34 E30 E38
 Queen's Indian (4) 
    E17 E19 E16
 Reti System (4) 
    A06 A04
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Goglidze vs A Bannik, 1954 1/2-1/2
   Goglidze vs Lisitsin, 1935 1/2-1/2
   S Belavenets vs Goglidze, 1939 1/2-1/2
   Goglidze vs Chekhover, 1935 1-0
   Goglidze vs P Romanovsky, 1939 1-0
   Goglidze vs Levenfish, 1933 1-0
   Goglidze vs Pirc, 1935 1-0
   Goglidze vs Levenfish, 1935 1/2-1/2
   Goglidze vs A A Smorodsky, 1928 1-0
   Capablanca vs Goglidze, 1935 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   URS-ch10 (1937)
   Moscow (1935)
   Leningrad/Moscow training (1939)
   USSR Championship (1931)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Viktor Goglidze - Selected Games by Resignation Trap

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(born Nov-27-1905, died Sep-15-1964, 58 years old) Georgia

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In 1930 Viktor Arsentievich Goglidze beat Vladimir Nenarokov 7.5:4.5 in a classification match to become a Soviet master.1 He was awarded the IM title in 1950. He was 5th= in the 1937 USSR Championship.

Video tribute to Viktor Godlidze, from Viktor Goglidze youtube channel:


Last updated: 2020-08-21 03:58:45

 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 132  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Kasparian vs V Goglidze  0-1381926Tbilisi championshipC47 Four Knights
2. A A Smorodsky vs V Goglidze  ½-½271926Tbilisi championshipC56 Two Knights
3. V Goglidze vs Assovsky  1-0321927Tbilisi championshipD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
4. A A Smorodsky vs V Goglidze  1-0251927Tbilisi championshipE38 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5
5. V Goglidze vs Martirosov  1-0261927Tbilisi championshipC87 Ruy Lopez
6. V Goglidze vs Itzkovich  1-0301927Tbilisi championshipA47 Queen's Indian
7. V Goglidze vs A A Smorodsky 1-0421928Ch Caucasian RepublicsD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
8. N Sorokin vs V Goglidze  0-1731928Ch Caucasian RepublicsB74 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
9. N Grigoriev vs V Goglidze  0-1441928MatchB23 Sicilian, Closed
10. N Grigoriev vs V Goglidze  0-1511928MatchB83 Sicilian
11. Kasparian vs V Goglidze  1-0281928Ch TbilisiA13 English
12. N Sorokin vs V Goglidze  0-1301928Ch TbilisiE30 Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad
13. V Goglidze vs B Verlinsky  ½-½261929USSR ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
14. A Model vs V Goglidze  0-1431929USSR ChampionshipD64 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
15. V Goglidze vs Nenarokov  1-0621930Classification Match for master titleD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
16. Nenarokov vs V Goglidze  0-1631930Classification Match for master titleA46 Queen's Pawn Game
17. Nenarokov vs V Goglidze  0-1431930Classification Match for master titleA04 Reti Opening
18. Nenarokov vs V Goglidze  0-1411930Classification Match for master titleB25 Sicilian, Closed
19. Nenarokov vs V Goglidze 1-0381930Classification Match for master titleC02 French, Advance
20. V Goglidze vs Nenarokov  1-0401930Classification Match for master titleD95 Grunfeld
21. V Goglidze vs Nenarokov  1-0501930Classification Match for master titleD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
22. V Goglidze vs M Makogonov  1-0481930Ch Caucasian RepublicsD95 Grunfeld
23. G Stepanov (Schneideman) vs V Goglidze  ½-½451931URS-ch sfD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
24. B Vainshtein vs V Goglidze 0-1651931USSR-sf group2E71 King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3)
25. V Goglidze vs A Zamikhovsky  ½-½481931USSR ChampionshipD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 132  PGN Download
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Nov-07-06  BIDMONFA: Viktor Arsentievich Goglidze


Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Also a Russian search engine ?!
Dec-22-07  Resignation Trap: <whiteshark> <>>Also a Russian search engine ?!<<>

Cute, but <Georgian Search Engine> would have been more to the point!

Picky, picky, picky! :)

Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: <Resignation Trap>: Yes, of course! It must be a <Georgian Search Engine>!

Damn it, I ruined the payoff. :D

Oct-11-08  Resignation Trap: I just discovered a nice trilingual website (English/Georgian/Russian) which covers Goglidze's games and career in detail: . It also features many interesting photographs which I have never seen.
Nov-07-08  brankat: <Resignation Trap> Thanks for the link. Yet another tragic, but also warm story, among untold thousands, of the Stalin years.

R.I.P. Master Goglidze.

Jul-09-09  myschkin: . . .

"The first Georgian chess maestro Victor Goglidze" + family


Es lamazia!

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  HeMateMe: You know you've arrived, when you have an attack named after you !
Sep-23-11  Antiochus: Link with games, photos and curiosities:


Dec-18-11  Resignation Trap: This game fragment is from Goglidze's <Selected Games> (published 1949):

Viktor Arsentievich Goglidze - Mikhail Andreevich Makogonov

Master's Tournament, Tbilisi, 1930
White to play:

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1.Nc5! Ndxc5? 2.dxc5 Bc7 3.Nd4! Qh6 4.g3 Ree8 5.f3 Nf6 6.Nxf5 Qf8 7.g4 Rad8 8.Bg3 Bxg3 9.hxg3 Bc8 10.Qd3! Bxf5 11.Qxf5 Qg7 12.Qd3 Qc7 13.Kg2 a4 14.Qd4 Re5 15.Bd3 Qe7 16.Re2 Rde8 17.Rce1 Qg7 18.b4 axb3 19.axb3 R5e7 20.Bf5 Ra7 21.Ra1 Rea8 22.Rxa7 Rxa7 23.Qe5! Qe7 24.Be6+! Kf8 25.f4 gxf4 26.g5! f3+ 27.Kxf3 1-0

Premium Chessgames Member
  juan31: from my point of view of a simple fan of chess Master Goglidze Viktor,A. was a excelent player
Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: His older brother was Sergo Goglidze, one of <Stalin's hangmen>:

Confirmed by

No doubt, if a leading German player had a brother who was a senior Nazi and associate of Heydrich, I'd have heard of it before now.

Nov-27-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Viktor Goglidze.
May-19-18  zanzibar: <Missy> should have added this about Sergo's demise:

<In 1953, after the death of Stalin and downfall of Beria, he [i.e. Sergo] was arrested and shot (in Moscow, on 23 December 1953) together with a group of other NKVD officers close to Beria.>

OTH- Viktor's career choice was apparently better, allowing him to die from natural causes (i.e. heart-attack).

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More games from his master classification match against Vladimir Nenarokov

[Event "Match"]
[Site "Tbilisi (Georgia)"]
[Date "1930.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Nenarokov V"]
[Black "Goglidze Victor (GEO)"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C02"]
[WhiteElo "0"]
[BlackElo "0"]
[Annotator ""]
[Source ""]
[Remark ""]

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.Nf3 Qb6 5.Bd3 cxd4 6.O-O Nc6 7.a3 a5 8.Re1 Bc5 9.Ng5 h6 10.Qh5 Nd8 11.Nd2 Ne7 12.Nb3 Nec6 13.Bd2 Be7 14.Nf3 a4 15.Nc1 g6 16.Qh3 Qxb2 17.Ne2 Qb6 18.Rab1 Qa7 19.Nf4 Bxa3 20.Ng5 Be7 21.Nxf7 Nxf7 22.Nxe6 Rg8 23.Rb5 Qb8 24.Ng7+ Rxg7 25.e6 a3 26.exf7+ Kxf7 27.Qf3+ Kg8 28.Qxd5+ Kh7 29.Qh5 Ra4 30.Bxh6 Kg8 31.Bxg6 Be6 32.Bxg7 Kxg7 33.Rxe6 Qh8 34.Rxe7+ Nxe7 35.Qe5+ Kxg6 36.Qxh8 a2 37.Qe8+ Kf6 38.Rb6+ 1-0

[Event "Match"]
[Site "Tbilisi (Georgia)"]
[Date "1930.??.??"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Goglidze Victor (GEO)"]
[Black "Nenarokov V (RUS)"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D95"]
[WhiteElo "0"]
[BlackElo "0"]
[Annotator ""]
[Source ""]
[Remark ""]

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.c4 Bg7 4.Nc3 d5 5.e3 O-O 6.Qb3 e6 7.Bd3 c6 8.O-O Nbd7 9.Bd2 Nb6 10.Ne5 Nfd7 11.Nxd7 Nxd7 12.Rad1 f5 13.f4 Kh8 14.Qa3 Rg8 15.b4 g5 16.cxd5 cxd5 17.Ne2 Nf8 18.b5 Ng6 19.Bb4 gxf4 20.Nxf4 Nxf4 21.Rxf4 Bf6 22.Rc1 Bd7 23.Rf2 Rc8 24.Rxc8 Qxc8 25.Be7 Bg7 26.Rc2 Qe8 27.Qb4 Qh5 28.Rc7 Qh6 29.Qe1 Be8 30.Bd6 Bf6 31.Rxb7 Bh5 32.Bf4 Qg6 33.Bf1 Bf3 34.Qg3 Qh5 35.Rb8 Rxb8 36.Bxb8 Be4 37.Be5 Qf7 38.Bxf6+ Qxf6 39.Qb8+ Kg7 40.Qxa7+ 1-0

[Event "Match"]
[Site "Tbilisi (Georgia)"]
[Date "1930.??.??"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Goglidze Victor (GEO)"]
[Black "Nenarokov V (RUS)"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D15"]
[WhiteElo "0"]
[BlackElo "0"]
[Annotator ""]
[Source ""]
[Remark ""]

1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.c4 c6 4.Nc3 dxc4 5.e3 b5 6.a4 b4 7.Na2 e6 8.Bxc4 Nbd7 9.O-O Bb7 10.Qe2 c5 11.Rd1 Qb6 12.b3 Be7 13.Bb2 O-O 14.Nc1 a5 15.Nd3 Rfd8 16.Rac1 Rac8 17.Nfe5 Nxe5 18.Nxe5 cxd4 19.Bxd4 Bc5 20.Bb2 h6 21.Ng4 Ne4 22.Nxh6+ gxh6 23.Qg4+ Kf8 24.Bg7+ Ke7 25.Qh4+ f6 26.Qxh6 Kf7 27.Be2 Bd5 28.Qh7 Ng5 29.Bh5+ Ke7 30.Bxf6+ Kxf6 31.Qg6+ Ke7 32.Qxg5+ Kd6 33.e4 Bxf2+ 34.Kh1 Rxc1 35.Qxc1 Qe3 36.Qc2 Qc5 37.Qb2 Be3 38.exd5 exd5 39.Qf6+ Kc7 40.Qe5+ Kb6 41.Bf3 d4 42.Qe4 Qc7 43.Qe6+ Qd6 44.Qc4 Ka7 45.Qb5 Qb6 46.Qe5 Rc8 47.Rf1 Qc7 48.Qe6 Rf8 49.Rd1 Rd8 50.Be4 Rf8 51.Bd3 Kb8 52.Qa6 Rh8 53.h3 Qb7 54.Qe6 Rh6 55.Qf5 Qc7 56.Rf1 Rc6 57.Bc4 Qb6 58.Qe5+ Rc7 59.Rf8+ Ka7 60.Rf6 Qc5 61.Qe6 Kb8 62.Rf5 1-0

[Event "Match"]
[Site "Tbilisi (Georgia)"]
[Date "1930.??.??"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Nenarokov V (RUS)"]
[Black "Goglidze Victor (GEO)"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "A46"]
[WhiteElo "0"]
[BlackElo "0"]
[Annotator ""]
[Source ""]
[Remark ""]

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 e6 3.e3 c5 4.Bd3 b6 5.O-O Be7 6.Nbd2 Ba6 7.Bxa6 Nxa6 8.c3 O-O 9.Qe2 Qc8 10.e4 cxd4 11.Nxd4 Nc5 12.e5 Nd5 13.Ne4 Nxe4 14.Qxe4 a6 15.Nf3 f5 16.Qe2 b5 17.a4 Qc4 18.Qxc4 bxc4 19.a5 Rfc8 20.Rd1 Ra7 21.Ra4 Rac7 22.Kf1 Rc5 23.Rd4 Bd8 24.g3 Bxa5 25.Ke2 R8c6 26.Be3 Bc7 27.Rd2 Ra5 28.Rxa5 Bxa5 29.Nd4 Rc7 30.Nxf5 Nxc3+ 31.bxc3 exf5 32.Bd4 Rc6 33.Rb2 Kf7 34.Rb8 Bc7 35.Rc8 h5 36.h4 g6 37.Kd2 f4 38.Ke2 fxg3 39.fxg3 Ke6 40.Re8+ Kd5 41.Re7 Re6 42.Rxd7+ Kc6 43.Rg7 Bxe5 44.Bxe5 Rxe5+ 45.Kf3 Re6 46.g4 hxg4+ 47.Kxg4 a5 48.Kg5 a4 49.Ra7 Kb5 50.Kf4 Ra6 51.Rb7+ Kc6 52.Rb1 a3 53.Ke4 Kc5 54.Ra1 a2 55.Ke5 Ra3 56.Ke4 Rxc3 57.Rxa2 Rh3 58.Rg2 Rxh4+ 59.Ke3 Kb4 60.Kd2 Kb3 61.Rg1 c3+ 62.Kd1 Rd4+ 63.Kc1 Ra4 0-1

[Event "Match"]
[Site "Tbilisi (Georgia)"]
[Date "1930.??.??"]
[Round "8"]
[White "Goglidze Victor (GEO)"]
[Black "Nenarokov V (RUS)"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D43"]
[WhiteElo "0"]
[BlackElo "0"]
[Annotator ""]
[Source ""]
[Remark ""]

1.c4 Nf6 2.Nc3 c6 3.Nf3 d5 4.d4 e6 5.Bg5 Qa5 6.Bd2 Bb4 7.a3 Bxc3 8.Bxc3 Qc7 9.Nd2 O-O 10.e3 Nbd7 11.b4 e5 12.Be2 Ne4 13.Nxe4 dxe4 14.dxe5 Nxe5 15.Qd4 Re8 16.Qxe4 Bd7 17.Rd1 f6 18.Qf4 Re7 19.O-O Be8 20.Rd2 Rd8 21.Rxd8 Qxd8 22.Rd1 Qc7 23.h3 b6 24.c5 bxc5 25.bxc5 Bf7 26.Rb1 h6 27.a4 Qd7 28.a5 Qd5 29.Qd4 Qa2 30.Rb2 Qe6 31.Qa4 Qf5 32.e4 Qe6 33.Rb4 f5 34.Qa3 fxe4 35.Rxe4 Qf5 36.Re3 Bd5 37.Qb2 Rf7 38.Rg3 Qxf2+ 39.Kh2 Nd7 40.Bh5 Qf4 41.Bxf7+ Kxf7 42.Bd2 Qf6 43.Qb7 Ke7 44.Qc7 g5 45.Qxa7 Qf2 46.Be3 Qe2 47.Qc7 Bxg2 48.Qd6+ Kd8 49.Bxg5+ hxg5 50.Rxg2 1-0

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