Bela Khotenashvili at the FIDE Women's Grand Prix in Geneva, 2013
|Born||1 June 1988|
Telavi, Georgian SSR, Soviet Union
|FIDE rating||2479 (December 2018)|
|Peak rating||2531 (June 2013)|
In 2009, she won the Maia Chiburdanidze Cup tournament edging out Lela Javakhishvili on tiebreak score. In 2011, she tied for first place with Nino Batsiashvili in the Group D tournament at the 9th Khazar International Open in Rasht, Iran. Khotenashvili won the Georgian Women's Championship in 2012.
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. With this victory she achieved her third and final norm required for the title Grandmaster. In December 2014, she won the best woman's prize in the first edition of the Qatar Masters Open.
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. 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.
- GM title application
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- Bela Khotenashvili player profile and games at Chessgames.com
- Bela Khotenashvili team chess record at Olimpbase.org
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