Mikhail Kobalia

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Mikhail Kobalia
Full name Михаил Кобалия
Country  Russia
Born (1978-05-03) May 3, 1978 (age 40)
Title Grandmaster
FIDE rating 2608 (June 2018)
(No. 100 in the December 2012 FIDE World Rankings)
Peak rating 2679 (July 2011)

Mikhail Kobalia (Russian: Михаил Кобалия; born May 3, 1978) is a Russian chess Grandmaster (1997).

In 1994 he won European Youth Chess Championship (U16) in Guarapuava. In 2001 was clear first in the Chigorin Memorial at St. Petersburg.[1] In 2005 came first in the Masters Open Tournament in Biel.[2] In 2007, he tied for 1st–6th with Vitali Golod, Mateusz Bartel, Yuri Yakovich, Michael Roiz and Zahar Efimenko in the 16th Monarch Assurance Isle of Man International tournament.[3] In 2009 he tied for 9th–11th with Boris Grachev and Tomi Nyback in the European Individual Chess Championship in Budva.[4] In 2010 he tied for 1st–2nd with Manuel León Hoyos in the Arctic Chess Challenge.[5] He took part in the Chess World Cup 2011, but was eliminated in the first round by Igor Lysyj.[6]

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  1. ^ "Archive. Tournament report January 2002". World Chess Federation. Retrieved 23 December 2010. 
  2. ^ "Biel: Master Open Tournaments". BielChessFestival.ch. Retrieved 23 May 2010. 
  3. ^ Crowther, Mark (2007-10-01). "TWIC 673: 16th Monarch Assurance Isle of Man". London Chess Center. Retrieved 23 May 2010. 
  4. ^ "Chess News: The European Individual Championship 2009". Chessib.com. Retrieved 23 May 2010. 
  5. ^ "Arctic Chess Challenge 2010 September 2010 Norway". FIDE. Retrieved 22 January 2012. 
  6. ^ Crowther, Mark (2011-09-21). "The Week in Chess: FIDE World Cup Khanty-Mansiysk 2011". London Chess Center. Archived from the original on 20 October 2011. Retrieved 14 November 2011. 

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