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Bela Khotenashvili
B Khotenashvili 
Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons 
Number of games in database: 875
Years covered: 1999 to 2021
Last FIDE rating: 2458 (2413 rapid, 2320 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2527

Overall record: +277 -142 =203 (60.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 253 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (86) 
    A45 A46 E00 D02 E10
 Reti System (39) 
    A04 A06 A05
 King's Indian (32) 
    E90 E67 E60 E62 E61
 Catalan (31) 
    E04 E06 E09 E07
 King's Indian Attack (28) 
 Slav (25) 
    D15 D10 D11 D12 D16
With the Black pieces:
 Caro-Kann (113) 
    B12 B15 B10 B18 B13
 Queen's Pawn Game (47) 
    A40 A45 D02 D00 A50
 Grunfeld (36) 
    D85 D70 D72 D76 D80
 Queen's Gambit Declined (35) 
    D31 D38 D37 D35 D30
 Ruy Lopez (18) 
    C78 C80 C81 C72 C84
 Reti System (17) 
    A04 A06 A05
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   A Kharatyan vs B Khotenashvili, 2007 0-1
   O Girya vs B Khotenashvili, 2014 0-1
   B Khotenashvili vs A Sirin, 2012 1-0
   B Khotenashvili vs S Guramishvili, 2013 1-0
   B Khotenashvili vs V Gunina, 2012 1-0
   O Girya vs B Khotenashvili, 2013 0-1
   B Khotenashvili vs R Danielsson, 2015 1-0
   B Khotenashvili vs Lagno, 2013 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Women Grand Prix Geneva (2013)
   Women's World Team Championship (2015)
   FIDE Women's Grand Prix Tashkent (2013)
   European Club Cup (Women) (2015)
   European Team Championship (Women) (2009)
   European Team Championship (Women) (2013)
   Turkish Team Championship (2011)
   European Championship (Women) (2013)
   European Team Championship (Women) (2017)
   European Championship (Women) (2021)
   European Championship (Women) (2012)
   World Junior Championship (Girls) (2007)
   Tromso Olympiad (Women) (2014)
   Chinese Chess League (2016)
   Baku Olympiad (Women) (2016)

   🏆 European Championship (Women)
   I Osmak vs B Khotenashvili (Aug-20-21) 1/2-1/2
   B Khotenashvili vs E Danielian (Aug-19-21) 0-1
   A Maltsevskaya vs B Khotenashvili (Aug-18-21) 0-1
   B Khotenashvili vs M Arabidze (Aug-17-21) 1-0
   V Radeva vs B Khotenashvili (Aug-16-21) 0-1

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(born Jun-01-1988, 34 years old) Georgia
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Grandmaster (and Woman Grandmaster). Khotenashvili was World U16 girl's champion in 2004. In 2009 she was 1st in the Chiburdanidze Cup. Georgian women's champion in 2012, 2017 and 2021. Competed in the Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament (2012) but lost her found round match to Cuban WGM Maritza Arribas Robaina in the rapid game tiebreaker. She won the Women Grand Prix Geneva (2013) outright with 8/11, completing her final GM norm. She scored 5.5/8 at the World Team Chess Championship (Women) (2017) for Georgia(2).

References / Sources

(1) Wikipedia article: Bela Khotenashvili, (2)

Last updated: 2022-03-06 14:29:38

 page 1 of 36; games 1-25 of 879  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J Gilbert vs B Khotenashvili  ½-½451999Wch U12 GirlsE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
2. B Khotenashvili vs N Batsiashvili  ½-½372000GEO-ch U16 GirlsB23 Sicilian, Closed
3. L Javakhishvili vs B Khotenashvili  1-0602000GEO-ch (Women) 57thD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
4. B Khotenashvili vs N Dzagnidze  0-1342001GEO-ch U18 GirlsB23 Sicilian, Closed
5. N Batsiashvili vs B Khotenashvili  0-1392002GEO-ch U16 GirlsD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
6. B Khotenashvili vs Lagno 0-1662002Int Youth Games U14 GirlsE17 Queen's Indian
7. V Vepkhvishvili vs B Khotenashvili  1-0442003Ch GeorgianB15 Caro-Kann
8. A Pourkashiyan vs B Khotenashvili  0-1602004Wch U16 GirlsB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
9. N Dzagnidze vs B Khotenashvili  1-0392004Tbilisi ChiburdanidzeD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
10. B Khotenashvili vs L Javakhishvili  ½-½502004Tbilisi ChiburdanidzeA46 Queen's Pawn Game
11. B Khotenashvili vs S Ursic  1-0282005World Junior Championship (Girls)A04 Reti Opening
12. A Ushenina vs B Khotenashvili  0-1282005World Junior Championship (Girls)C42 Petrov Defense
13. B Khotenashvili vs T Sachdev 0-1472005World Junior Championship (Girls)E17 Queen's Indian
14. B Khotenashvili vs B Munguntuul  1-0382005World Junior Championship (Girls)B20 Sicilian
15. N Pogonina vs B Khotenashvili  ½-½322005World Junior Championship (Girls)B18 Caro-Kann, Classical
16. I Vasilevich vs B Khotenashvili  ½-½432005World Junior Championship (Girls)A22 English
17. B Khotenashvili vs E Karavade  ½-½592005World Junior Championship (Girls)B21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
18. D Harika vs B Khotenashvili  1-0352005World Junior Championship (Girls)D87 Grunfeld, Exchange
19. M de los Angeles Plazaola vs B Khotenashvili  0-1682005World Junior Championship (Girls)B15 Caro-Kann
20. B Khotenashvili vs M Purtseladze  ½-½532005World Junior Championship (Girls)A04 Reti Opening
21. N Dzagnidze vs B Khotenashvili  1-0712005World Junior Championship (Girls)D03 Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation)
22. B Khotenashvili vs V Bashkite  1-0402005World Junior Championship (Girls)A04 Reti Opening
23. N Pogonina vs B Khotenashvili  ½-½532006European Championship (Women)C42 Petrov Defense
24. B Khotenashvili vs E Moser  ½-½752006European Championship (Women)A04 Reti Opening
25. M Sebag vs B Khotenashvili  0-1662006European Championship (Women)B13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
 page 1 of 36; games 1-25 of 879  PGN Download
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Jul-20-10  BIDMONFA: Bela Khotenashvili


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  Tabanus: IM Bela Khotenashvili, Georgia, born 1 June 1988. Now rated 2423,

WGM in 2007, IM in 2009. Rated 2461 in Jan. 2010. ICC: Belusi

IM application:

Olimpbase: (silver medalist in European team Ch 2009).

Bio: (in Polish)


World U16 champion 2004. Placed 4th in World U18 Ch 2006, 16th in World U20 Ch 2007, 1st in Chiburdanidze Cup 2009, 6th in Georgian Women's Ch Jan. 2010,

Strong 4th in Rethymno Open (Crete, Greece) 13-20 July 2010:

Jun-26-11  Ghuzultyy: I played against her today (she played simultaneously against 7 more players)

Of course I lost but it was a great experience.

Apr-16-12  plimko: Nice win by Bela:

[Event "2nd Women Chess Masters Tournament"]
[Site "Wuxi/Jiangsu/China"]
[Date "2012.04.16"]
[Round "6"]
[White "Khotenashvili, Bela"]
[Black "Tan, Zhongyi"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A14"]
[WhiteElo "2490"]
[BlackElo "2438"]
[PlyCount "81"]
[EventDate "2012.??.??"]
[TimeControl "40/5400+30:1800+30"]

1. Nf3 d5 2. c4 e6 3. g3 Nf6 4. Bg2 Be7 5. b3 O-O 6. Bb2 c5 7. O-O Nc6 8. e3 b6 9. Nc3 Bb7 10. cxd5 Nxd5 11. Nxd5 Qxd5 12. d4 Rad8 13. Ne5 Qd6 14. dxc5 Qxc5 15. Nd7 Qf5 16. e4 Qg5 17. h4 Qh6 18. Bc1 g5 19. hxg5 Qg7 20. e5 Nb8 21. Nf6+ Bxf6 22. exf6 Rxd1 23. Rxd1 Qg6 24. Bxb7 Qf5 25. Ba3 Re8 26. Be7 Qxg5 27. Rd3 h5 28. Rad1 Qe5 29. Rd8 Rxd8 30. Rxd8+ Kh7 31. Bd6 Qd4 32. Kg2 h4 33. gxh4 Qxf6 34. Be4+ Kh6 35. Rxb8 e5 36. Bf8+ Kh5 37. Bb4 Kxh4 38. Rg8 Qf4 39. Be7+ f6 40. Bf3 Qf5 41. Rh8+ 1-0

May-12-12  wordfunph: IM Bela Khotenashvili won the Georgian Women Championship..

May-15-13  ketchuplover: Kudos on becoming a GM
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  HeMateMe: Yes, congratulations.
May-16-13  hellopolgar: So WGP Geneva gave her the third norm. Where did the first two come from?
May-16-13  Nerwal: <Where did the first two come from?>

FIDE has registered one from recent Dubai Open :

I guess the first norm would come from the 2010 Rethymno Open mentioned above.

May-17-13  hellopolgar: Ah, I see, thanks!
Aug-26-14  waustad: She is the ratings favorite at the Ehrfurt Frauenschachfestival. They needed 3 GMs so that there were possible GM norms available, and that is a lot of what this seems to be about. Shen Yang said in her interview that a norm is her goal. She lost in the first round and that won't help. My guess is that they made it worth the trouble for GMs Bela Khotenashvili, Monika Socko and Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant to play, hoping that Elizabeth P gets another GM norm. They had hoped to get Valentina Gunina but that didn't seem to work out. In a tournament like this, one would have th crush the opposition to get the needed 2600 performance rating:
Aug-28-14  waustad: <hellopolgar>One complication is that people often don't submit norms to FIDE until they have enough to get a title, so many more people have earned norms than have registered them. I suspect it might have to do with a fee or else people just hate doing that sort of paperwork unless they get anything tangible for it. It seems to have come back and bitten Ju Wenjun though.
Apr-29-15  ketchuplover: 7.5/9 at the world team event!
Apr-29-15  Nerwal: Bela is definitely a great talent and had excellent performances in the last couple of years : got a victory and a second place at the FIDE Grand Prix, won the lady prize at the Qatar Open 2014 with a +2700 perf playing nothing but strong GMs, and 2700 again at the World team championship, gold on first board by a wide margin. But she had also very poor ones in-between. With more consistency she could easily be a 2600 player as her chess is quite universal.
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  Messiah: Congratulations for being the player of the day for the third day in succession! Excellent performance!
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  Messiah: Fourth consecutive day! Excellent!
Jun-05-21  Czx: Boy, she's good!

Boy, she's good!

Boy, she's good!

Boy, she's good!

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  DaltriDiluvi: Her infant son has cancer. She's raising money for his treatment:

Jul-17-22  ILikeKeres: The GoFundMe link for her child is here:

Her child has neuroblastoma, a rare brain cancer, and the treatments are experimental and expensive.

If you do decide to donate, you would potentially be saving a life, and bringing a novel therapeutic to market which could save other kids with neuroblastoma too.

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