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Baadur Jobava
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Number of games in database: 1,743
Years covered: 1997 to 2022
Last FIDE rating: 2603 (2676 rapid, 2747 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2734

Overall record: +552 -259 =445 (61.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 487 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (87) 
    B23 B33 B94 B50 B40
 Nimzo-Larsen Attack (85) 
 Queen's Pawn Game (83) 
    A45 D00 A41 A40 E10
 Nimzo Indian (53) 
    E48 E41 E54 E40 E21
 King's Indian (49) 
    E62 E90 E86 E73 E81
 Slav (49) 
    D17 D15 D10 D16 D14
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (162) 
    B90 B92 B65 B50 B52
 Caro-Kann (113) 
    B12 B18 B11 B15 B13
 King's Indian (108) 
    E67 E70 E94 E66 E62
 Slav (57) 
    D11 D16 D10 D17 D15
 Sicilian Najdorf (55) 
    B90 B92 B96 B91 B93
 Queen's Pawn Game (43) 
    A45 A46 D02 E00 E10
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Jobava vs Bareev, 2003 1-0
   Jobava vs Mamedyarov, 2014 1-0
   Karjakin vs Jobava, 2014 0-1
   Jobava vs Karjakin, 2013 1-0
   P Simacek vs Jobava, 2013 0-1
   Jobava vs Short, 2017 1-0
   Jobava vs Wang Hao, 2006 1-0
   Jobava vs H H Hernandez, 2008 1-0
   Jobava vs Carlsen, 2005 1-0
   Jobava vs Mamedyarov, 2015 1-0

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Abu Dhabi Masters (2019)
   European Championship (2010)
   European Championship (2017)
   Xtracon Chess Open (2017)
   European Championship (2009)
   European Championship (2016)
   Tata Steel Challengers (2014)
   Corus Group B (2006)
   14th Dubai Open (2012)
   European Championship (2002)
   Calvia Olympiad (2004)
   Baku Olympiad (2016)
   European Championship (2003)
   PRO League Group Stage (2019)
   Pro Chess League (2018)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Jobava quick wins 1997-2016 by Messmaker
   Jobava quick wins 2017- by Messmaker
   QP System with Bf4 (London, Tarzan, Veresov) by kenilworthian
   Nimzo Larsen attack (1. b3!) - Opening Ideas by AERIALJ42
   2000 WYCC (open) U-18 by gauer
   QP System Bf4 (London, Tarzan, Veresov) copy by fredthebear
   1997 WYCC (open) U-14 199(6/?-)7 by gauer

   🏆 World Blitz Championship
   Bluebaum vs Jobava (Dec-30-22) 1-0, blitz
   Jobava vs A Urazayev (Dec-30-22) 1-0, blitz
   Jobava vs P Maghsoodloo (Dec-30-22) 0-1, blitz
   Jobava vs R Svane (Dec-30-22) 0-1, blitz
   R Mamedov vs Jobava (Dec-30-22) 1/2-1/2, blitz

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(born Nov-26-1983, 39 years old) Georgia

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GM Baadur Aleksandrovich Jobava is Georgia's top player. Georgian champion in 2003, 2007 and 2012, the last with 10/11. Winner of Aeroflot Open (2006). Winner of Tblisi Cup in June 2009. Sub-champion of Europe in 2010*, which qualified him to play in the World Cup (2011) in the first round he defeated Azeri GM Namig Guliyev, and in the second he beat Polish GM and number 1 Radoslaw Wojtaszek, before losing to Russian GM Dmitry Jakovenko in the third round and exiting the tournament. In December 2011, he scored 8.5/9 at the 32nd Edoardo Crespi Trophy to take outright first by 2 points, with a TPR of 2910. In 2012 he scored 7.5/11 in the European Championship (2012) and =1st (2nd on tiebreak) at the 14th Dubai Open (2012). In July 2012, he won the Wojtaszek - Jobava Match (2012), winning the classical segment 2.5-1.5 (+1 =3) and the rapid segment by the same margin (+2 -1 =1). In November 2012, he placed =4th at the Fujairah International Open held in the United Arab Emirates, scoring par at 6/9. Qualifying through his strong results at the European Championship (2012), Jobava defeated Ukrainian GM Martyn Kravtsiv in the first round but was eliminated from the tournament when he lost to another Ukrainian GM, Anton Korobov in the rapid game tiebreaker in the second round. He was =2nd behind Ivan Saric at the category 14 Tata Steel Challengers (2014) event, placing 3rd on tiebreak behind veteran GM Jan Timman. In February 2014, he won the powerful Bronstein Memorial (2014) with 7/9 on tiebreak ahead of Sergey A Fedorchuk and Mikhailo Oleksienko and in September he won the Memorial Tseshkovskogo 2014 in Russia.

Qualifying by nomination for the 2014-2015 Grand Prix series portion of the 2016 World Championship cycle, Jobava briefly led the FIDE Grand Prix Tashkent (2014), before finishing on 4th-7th, totting up his first 75 points in the Grand Prix. He will also contest the last two legs of the Grand Prix at the tournaments to be held in Tblisi and Khanty-Mansiysk. Jobava also played in the Qatar Masters (2014), scoring 6/9 and placing =7th in a powerful field.

Jobava's highest standard rating and ranking to date was 2734, No. 19 in the world, in September 2012.

Live rating:!/2700chess *

Wikipedia article: Baadur Jobava

Last updated: 2021-05-28 00:52:19

 page 1 of 73; games 1-25 of 1,816  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Y Drozdovskij vs Jobava  1-0301997Wch U14A57 Benko Gambit
2. Jobava vs M Panchanathan  1-0771997Wch U14E15 Queen's Indian
3. D Smerdon vs Jobava  ½-½611997Wch U14B22 Sicilian, Alapin
4. Jobava vs L Cernousek  1-0381997Wch U14D18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
5. Jobava vs N Edzgveradze  ½-½421997GEO-chD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
6. Jobava vs S Nikoladze  1-0281997GEO-chD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
7. Jobava vs S Tkeshelashvili  1-0311997GEO-chD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
8. Jobava vs J V Leal 1-0291997Wch U14A76 Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8
9. Zhang Zhuoya vs Jobava  ½-½671997Wch U14E60 King's Indian Defense
10. Jobava vs D F Nunez Vergara  1-0521997Wch U14E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
11. A Neiksans vs Jobava  1-0301997Wch U14B84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
12. Jobava vs Chuin Hoong Ronnie Lim  1-0461997Wch U14E68 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Variation, 8.e4
13. Jobava vs K Miton ½-½421997Wch U14A81 Dutch
14. A Moiseenko vs Jobava  0-1331998Petrov MemorialA45 Queen's Pawn Game
15. Jobava vs V Yemelin  0-1441998Petrov MemorialA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
16. G Castaneda vs Jobava 1-0341998Petrov MemorialB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
17. Jobava vs S Mentov  1-0371998Petrov MemorialE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
18. S Klimov vs Jobava 0-1551998Petrov MemorialB50 Sicilian
19. Jobava vs S Solovjov  ½-½571998Petrov MemorialE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
20. A Orlov vs Jobava  ½-½961998Petrov MemorialA07 King's Indian Attack
21. Jobava vs V Popov  0-1351998Petrov MemorialD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
22. P Skatchkov vs Jobava  1-0561998Petrov MemorialA48 King's Indian
23. L Aroshidze vs Jobava 0-1271999GEO-ch U16B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
24. T Aleksidze vs Jobava  0-1421999GEO-ch U16B54 Sicilian
25. M Gagunashvili vs Jobava  0-1361999GEO-ch U16E68 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Variation, 8.e4
 page 1 of 73; games 1-25 of 1,816  PGN Download
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Sep-13-17  SugarDom: Don't even mention the name, it's unspeakable.
Sep-13-17  tuttifrutty: <<SugarDom> I wouldn't call young Wesley a "punk" >

I agree...but I would call Sugardom a punk instead...

<but yes, I do think Jobava has excellent chances of winning tomorrow.>

My crystal ball says BJ has a slim .0001% chance of winning.

Sep-13-17  Arconax: <fruitcake: My crystal ball says BJ has a slim .0001% chance of winning.>

I have more faith in <SugarDom>'s (and my own) assessment of tomorrow's game between Jobava and So than your "crystal ball" predictions, thank you very much.

Sep-13-17  tuttifrutty: We shall see...
Sep-13-17  SugarDom: Jobava the Hut's stockfish is working just fine. He's receiving the morse code from his left shoe.

Putting the lights out on Punk Solo.

Sep-13-17  Nonnus: If only Joba can put his N at h5 and his heavy artilleries on the g-file
Sep-13-17  Nonnus: Current position looks very good for Joba. The g7 and h6 pawns are sitting ducks targets
Sep-13-17  SugarDom: Jobava is ahead in tempo and clock. Always a dangerous combination.
Sep-13-17  SugarDom: Very high quality fight. No real blunders so far...
Sep-13-17  geniokov: I think it's a draw! White cannot make any chances to convert it into substantial advantage. The only advantage White has is computer evaluation.
Sep-13-17  SugarDom: Exactly <geniokov>. The idiots in the WS page is too slow in the uptake. That what happens when they ban people like us there.
Sep-13-17  geniokov: I was impressed about Jobaba's handling of White pieces!
Sep-13-17  geniokov: Jobava is a dangerous player. He must not be understimated. He is the same as GM Kiril Giorgiev!
Sep-13-17  SugarDom: But this is looking more like a draw than a decisive result.
Sep-13-17  geniokov: Correct Sugardom!
Sep-13-17  SugarDom: Rooks and pawns endgames with equal material are mostly drawn.
Sep-13-17  SugarDom: In other words it's a <technical draw>.
Sep-13-17  geniokov: After Black's..g5 then it would be draw!
Nov-16-17  waustad: This week the Austrian Bundesliga starts, with Jobava playing first board for Sparkasse Jenbach. Games are on live via
Nov-26-17  Ironmanth: Happy birthday, Grandmaster! Surely enjoy your daring and brilliant style. Cheers, sir!
Dec-15-17  posoo: WAT dos dis man have in his EARES?
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That's quite a rating chart... What happened?

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  Troller: <alexmagnus:

Just noticed that as well - saw him on CB with 2584 and wondered if there was another Jobava. But I do not know of an explanation.

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  0ZeR0: Happy birthday to the Georgian madman!
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