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Salome Melia
Number of games in database: 501
Years covered: 2000 to 2020
Last FIDE rating: 2370 (2271 rapid, 2211 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2475

Overall record: +190 -99 =159 (60.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 53 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (114) 
    B48 B31 B90 B51 B42
 Ruy Lopez (33) 
    C78 C65 C90 C67 C91
 French Defense (25) 
    C11 C17 C04 C07 C09
 Sicilian Taimanov (19) 
    B48 B45 B46 B47
 Sicilian Najdorf (19) 
    B90 B94 B96 B97 B95
 Caro-Kann (18) 
    B18 B12 B13 B17 B16
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (61) 
    B33 B63 B31 B30 B25
 Queen's Pawn Game (27) 
    A45 A50 A46 D02 A40
 Nimzo Indian (22) 
    E32 E54 E48 E25 E46
 Caro-Kann (22) 
    B18 B12 B13 B11 B10
 Queen's Gambit Declined (16) 
    D37 D31
 English (16) 
    A14 A13 A15 A10 A17
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   I Zakurdjaeva vs S Melia, 2013 0-1
   S Melia vs A Shyngys Kyzy, 2014 1-0
   S Melia vs E-L Cosma, 2011 1-0
   D Sorm vs S Melia, 2015 1/2-1/2
   S Melia vs G Pogosian, 2014 1-0
   V Rozic vs S Melia, 2011 0-1
   A Stefanova vs S Melia, 2013 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Moscow Open (2010)
   World Junior Championship (Girls) (2006)
   European Championship (Women) (2013)
   World Junior Championship (Girls) (2007)
   European Championship (Women) (2014)
   European Championship (Women) (2015)
   European Championship (Women) (2012)
   European Championship (Women) (2006)
   European Championship (Women) (2009)
   European Championship (Women) (2016)
   European Championship (Women) (2007)
   European Championship (2014)
   Khanty-Mansiysk Olympiad (Women) (2010)
   European Championship (Women) (2010)
   Gibraltar Masters (2015)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Georgia Women Chess Players by wanabe2000

   🏆 European Team Championship (Women)
   S Melia vs Antonia Christodoulaki (Nov-20-21) 1/2-1/2
   S Melia vs I Gaponenko (Nov-19-21) 1/2-1/2
   S Melia vs M Socko (Nov-18-21) 1/2-1/2
   Anna M Sargsyan vs S Melia (Nov-16-21) 0-1
   P Shuvalova vs S Melia (Nov-15-21) 1-0

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(born Apr-14-1987, 34 years old) Georgia
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She is an IM and a WGM. Georgian champion (w) in 2008 (=Nana Dzagnidze) and 2010. Placed 2nd (or shared 1st?) in the Women's section of Moscow Open 2010. She won the women's tournament Cotroceni 2010.

Wikipedia article: Salome Melia

Last updated: 2017-09-04 09:02:39

 page 1 of 22; games 1-25 of 527  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. E Kovalevskaya vs S Melia  1-0492000European Championship (Women)C41 Philidor Defense
2. S Melia vs E Kovalevskaya  0-1242000European Championship (Women)B56 Sicilian
3. K Supatashvili vs S Melia  1-0512001Batumi opD72 Neo-Grunfeld,, Main line
4. S Melia vs G Absava  1-0432001Batumi opB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
5. L Javakhishvili vs S Melia  1-0682001Batumi opD90 Grunfeld
6. S Melia vs I Tsurtsumia  0-1502001Batumi opB01 Scandinavian
7. N Tsiramua vs S Melia  0-1472001Batumi opA21 English
8. S Melia vs A Sahakyan  0-1462001Batumi opB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
9. M Abdullaev vs S Melia  0-1392001Batumi opC50 Giuoco Piano
10. S Melia vs I Ioseliani  1-0362001Batumi opB40 Sicilian
11. N Mamedov vs S Melia  1-0372001Batumi opC60 Ruy Lopez
12. S Melia vs A Ismailova 0-1232001EU-ch U14 GirlsB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
13. S Melia vs A Gencer  1-0372001EU-ch U14 GirlsC17 French, Winawer, Advance
14. S Djukic vs S Melia  0-1472001EU-ch U14 GirlsD91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5
15. S Melia vs P Malysheva  ½-½432001EU-ch U14 GirlsB01 Scandinavian
16. S Melia vs J Zawadzka  1-0452001EU-ch U14 GirlsB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
17. M Verot vs S Melia  0-1362001EU-ch U14 GirlsD93 Grunfeld, with Bf4 & e3
18. Lagno vs S Melia  1-0522001EU-ch U14 GirlsC50 Giuoco Piano
19. S Melia vs A Darbinyan  1-0522001EU-ch U14 GirlsB32 Sicilian
20. S Melia vs M Sebag  0-1312004WYg18B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
21. A Berke vs S Melia  0-1342005Wch U18 GirlsB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
22. S Melia vs C Cochet  1-0282005Wch U18 GirlsB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
23. E Stefan vs S Melia  0-1492005Wch U18 GirlsB12 Caro-Kann Defense
24. S Melia vs J Zawadzka  0-1392005Wch U18 GirlsB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
25. Andjelija Stojanovic vs S Melia  1-0592005Wch U18 GirlsB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
 page 1 of 22; games 1-25 of 527  PGN Download
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  WannaBe: <brankat> While doing a search on Ms. Salome Melia, I came across (stumbled upon) this article:

Now, go about 60% way down, and the picture right below GM N. Short, you may find a very, very, very familiar face!!!!

Compare that picture to this avatar: User: ahmadov

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  BishopofBlunder: <WannaBe: Got to get my eyes checked/fixed, when I first saw the name, I thought I was reading a certain illness that you get from bad food.>

Has my wife been cooking for you again?

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  Gilmoy: <Salome> is a name you could <lose your head over>:

My mental imagery thereof stems from P. Craig Russell's borderline soft-core (yaay!) cover art for his graphic novel adaptation of Strauss's opera. See, comic books <are> educational. (Judging from the eagerness with which the rest of you post links to photos for every young WGM whose bio doesn't already have one, some of you are straddling the border, too :)

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  WannaBe: <Gilmoy> Ah, yes... However, being a male praying mantis, can also cause you to 'lose your head'... =)

Left a message on your forum!!

Apr-14-08  brankat: <WannaBe> Yes, I saw the Ahmadov photo before.

And the original Salome sure could dance.

<Gilmoy> Any photo's of the 1st century A.D. Salome available? :-)

So we can keep on straddling the border :-)

Apr-14-09  ahmadov: Happy birthday, Salome!
Apr-14-09  stanleys: Some recent pics:

Apr-14-09  Open Defence: is that real fur ?
Apr-14-09  ahmadov: <Open Defence: is that real fur ?> I do not think so...
Jul-17-09  Demadone: I know her. Pretty good person, but has little time for friendlies. Justin here from Odnoklassniki.
Sep-18-09  ILoveCrazyhouse: She destroyed me in a simultaneous exhibition in Montreal last night. I had a good position for a while, but one positional error and she crushed me.

Not in the way some of you are thinking.

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  Tabanus: She has a good start this year, by winning the 67th Georgian championship:, congratulations!

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  Tabanus: Placed 2nd (or shared 1st?) yesterday in the Women's section of Moscow Open 2010:, congratulations!

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Interview after Moscow Open:

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  whiteshark: <Tab> Did you notice/realize that the interview has been shortend?

There were also some words said on the Russian-Georgian 'conflict', visa-issues etc...

Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: <whiteshark> I saw that the interview (and the other ones) did not fill the page, but not that it's shortened.

Is it ??

Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: <Is it ??> Oh no,sorry, it is not. Sorry, I didn't read it carefully enough. Actually I read it on the FIDE page and thought it was longer... inner confusion...

And the passage I meant is also there:

<- There are tensions between Russia and Georgia these years. How does it influence on tournaments participation? <- Georgian women didn’t take part in World Championship 2008 in Nalchik. Nowadays there are not big difficulties. But I got a visa to Russia through Swiss Embassy, and flew to Moscow passing Prague.>>

Well what elso could you say when you play in Moscow?

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  Tabanus: The winning streak continues. Today she won the women's tournament Cotroceni 2010:

Feb-02-11  bronkenstein: GL on Gibraltar tournament Salome .
Mar-05-13  Jigsaw42: IM Melia Salome needs help
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  whiteshark: <Jigsaw42: IM Melia Salome needs help>

Dear chess friends,

I feel really uncomfortable to ask for that on a chess website, but I have no one else to ask for help except chess community.

In October 2012 I gave birth to my daughter Ketevan. A month later she was diagnosed with pulmonary atresia with ventricular septal defect and major aorto-pulmonary collaterals. A complex surgery that can save her life should be made in Germany until the end of March.

I'm supported by the All People closest, but Unfortunately That is not Enough since the Sum needed for the surgery is Huge. I am Asking for any kind of help Financial.

I would like to thank you in advance.

You can send money to:

Recipient: Salome Melia
Account number: GE57PC0193600100007067
Bank Name: ProCredit Bank, Tbilisi, Georgia
Bank address: 21 Al. Kazbegi Ave., 0160 Tbilisi, Georgia.

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  whiteshark: Check out this vid:
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  GrahamClayton: Salome achieved her second GM norm at the 2013 European Individual Championships, scoring 7/9.
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  ketchuplover: Long live Ketevan Melia!!!!!!!!
Jul-09-14  Granny O Doul: Well, there's a letdown. I was briefly excited there was a 2454-rated Irish woman out there I'd never heard of.
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