Merab Gagunashvili, Warsaw 2013
|Full name||Merab Gagunashvili|
3 January 1985|
Tbilisi, Georgian SSR, Soviet Union
|FIDE rating||2578 (October 2018)|
|Peak rating||2625 (April 2007)|
In 2001, he won the silver medal in the World Junior Chess Championship. He became a grandmaster at the age of 17. Gagunashvili won the 2006/07 Hastings International Chess Congress edging out on tiebreak defending champion Valeriy Neverov, after both players scored 7/9 points. In 2009 he tied for 3rd–8th with Anton Filippov, Elshan Moradiabadi, Vadim Malakhatko, Alexander Shabalov and Niaz Murshed in the Ravana Challenge Tournament in Colombo. In 2010 he won the Tbilisi Municipality Cup. In 2011 he tied for 1st–4th with Gadir Guseinov, Evgeny Gleizerov and Sergei Tiviakov in the 19th Fajr Open Chess Tournament.
- "Campeonato de Georgia". Ajedrezdeataque.com. Retrieved 9 April 2011.
- "Tournament report November 2009: The Ravana Challenge". World Chess Federation. Retrieved 9 April 2011.
- "Open Int. Tbilisi Municipality Cup". FIDE. Retrieved 9 April 2011.
- "19th Fajr International Open Chess Tournament". FIDE. Retrieved 5 May 2011.
- "Men's Chess Olympiads: Merab Gagunashvili". OlimpBase. Retrieved 9 April 2011.
- "GM Merab Gagunashvili vs GM Evgeny Shaposhnikov - Interview "How to be a Chess Grandmaster" | Chess Blog of iChess.NET". Chess Videos, Chess DVDs, Chess Software and more. 2011-08-27. Retrieved 2017-11-23.
- Merab Gagunashvili chess games at 365Chess.com
- Merab Gagunashvili player profile and games at Chessgames.com
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