Bela Khotenashvili

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Bela Khotenashvili
Fondation Neva Women's Grand Prix Geneva 09-05-2013 - Bela Khotenashvili 1 (cropped).jpg
Bela Khotenashvili at the FIDE Women's Grand Prix in Geneva, 2013
Born (1988-06-01) 1 June 1988 (age 30)
Telavi, Georgian SSR, Soviet Union[1]
TitleGrandmaster (2013)
FIDE rating2479 (December 2018)
Peak rating2531 (June 2013)

Bela Khotenashvili (Georgian: ბელა ხოტენაშვილი; born 1 June 1988) is a Georgian chess grandmaster. She competed in the Women's World Chess Championship in 2012, 2015 and 2017.


Khotenashivili won the World Youth Chess Championship in the girls under-16 category in 2004.[2]

In 2009, she won the Maia Chiburdanidze Cup tournament edging out Lela Javakhishvili on tiebreak score.[3][4] In 2011, she tied for first place with Nino Batsiashvili in the Group D tournament at the 9th Khazar International Open in Rasht, Iran.[5][6] Khotenashvili won the Georgian Women's Championship in 2012.[7][8]

In 2013 and 2014, Khotenashivili took part in the FIDE Women's Grand Prix series as host city nominee of Tbilisi. She won the first stage, which took place in Geneva.[9][10][11] With this victory she achieved her third and final norm required for the title Grandmaster.[1] In December 2014, she won the best woman's prize in the first edition of the Qatar Masters Open.[12]

In 2016, Khotenashvili participated again in the FIDE Women's Grand Prix series. In 2017, she won for the second time the Georgian Women's Championship.[13]

Team events[edit]

Khotenashvili has played for the Georgian national team in the Women's Chess Olympiad since 2010, Women's World Team Chess Championship since 2011, and Women's European Team Chess Championship since 2009. She won two gold medals, team and individual as the best player on the top board, in the Women's World Team Chess Championship 2015 in Chengdu, China.[14][15] With team Georgia she has won also the silver medal at the 2009 Women's European Team Championship, and bronze in the 2010 Women's Chess Olympiad and 2011 Women's World Team Championship.

In the Women's European Chess Club Cup, with team "Nona" of Batumi she won the gold medal in 2014 and 2015, and silver in 2016.

Personal life[edit]

She graduated from Tbilisi State University and then went on to study at Georgian Technical University.[4]


  1. ^ a b GM title application
  2. ^ "World Youth Chess Championship 2004, Heraklio, GRE. Categories for Boys and Girls under 10. 12, 14, 16, 18". FIDE. 2004-11-14. Retrieved 2016-11-22.
  3. ^ "The Week in Chess 762". Retrieved 2016-11-22.
  4. ^ a b "Bela Khotenashvili". Retrieved 2014-01-05.
  5. ^ "9th-Khazar International Cup Open Chess 2011 (Group D)". Retrieved 2015-08-05.
  6. ^ "Georgins [sic] Successeded at "Khazar Cup"". World Sport. 2011-02-21. Retrieved 2016-11-22.
  7. ^ "Bela Khotenashvili claims Georgian Women Championship". Chessdom. 2012-05-09. Retrieved 2016-11-22.
  8. ^ Nikoladze, Sopho (2012-05-12). "Top seed Khotenashvili wins Georgian Women Championship". Chess News. ChessBase. Retrieved 2016-11-22.
  9. ^ Doggers, Peter (2013-05-15). "Khotenashvili upsets the field to win Geneva Women's Grand Prix". ChessVibes. Retrieved 2016-11-22.
  10. ^ "Bela Khotenashvili Won the Geneva Grand Prix". World Sport. Retrieved 2016-11-22.
  11. ^ "WGP Geneva: Khotenashvili wins with 8.0/11". Chess News. ChessBase. 2013-05-16. Retrieved 2016-11-22.
  12. ^ "Qatar Masters Open: 1st Female Prize Goes to Bela Khotenashvili". 2014-12-05. Retrieved 2015-08-05.
  13. ^ "The Week in Chess 1167". Retrieved 2017-03-25.
  14. ^ "Georgia wins Women's World Team Chess Championship 2015". FIDE. 2015-04-28. Retrieved 2015-08-05.
  15. ^ "Georgia takes gold in Women’s World Team Chess Championship". Chessdom. 2015-04-28.

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