Nana Dzagnidze

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Nana Dzagnidze
Fondation Neva Women's Grand Prix Geneva 11-05-2013 - Nana Dzagnidze.jpg
Dzagnidze in 2013
CountryGeorgia
Born (1987-01-01) 1 January 1987 (age 32)
Kutaisi, Georgian SSR, Soviet Union
TitleGrandmaster (2008)
FIDE rating2511 (July 2019)
Peak rating2573 (June 2015)
Nana Dzagnidze
Medal record
Representing the  Georgian
Women's Chess
Women's Chess Olympiad
Gold medal – first place Dresden 2008 Georgia
Bronze medal – third place Khanty-Mansiysk 2010 Georgia
World Team Chess Championship
Bronze medal – third place Mardin 2011 Georgia
Gold medal – first place Khanty-Mansiysk 2015 Georgia
Bronze medal – third place Khanty-Mansiysk 2017 Georgia
European Team Chess Championship
Silver medal – second place Gothenburg 2005 Georgia
Silver medal – second place Novi Sad 2009 Georgia
Bronze medal – third place Porto Carras 2011 Georgia
Bronze medal – third place Reykjavík 2015 Georgia
Silver medal – second place Crete 2017 Georgia
European Chess Club Cup
Silver medal – second place Gothenburg 2005 Georgia
Silver medal – second place Novi Sad 2016 Georgia
Gold medal – first place Bilbao 2014 Batumi Chess Club "Nona"
Gold medal – first place Khanty-Mansiysk 2015 Batumi Chess Club "Nona"
Gold medal – first place Antalya 2017 Batumi Chess Club "Nona"
European Individual Chess Championship
Gold medal – first place Riga 2017 Women's
Silver medal – second place Vysoké Tatry 2018 Women's

Nana Dzagnidze (Georgian: ნანა ძაგნიძე; born 1 January 1987) is a Georgian chess player. She was awarded the title of Grandmaster by FIDE in 2008.[1] Dzagnidze was a member of the gold medal-winning Georgian team in the Women's Chess Olympiad in 2008 and European women's individual champion in 2017.

Career[edit]

Dzagnidze won the Girls Under 12 section of the World Youth Chess Championships in 1999. She also won the gold medal at the World Girls Under 20 Championship in 2003, scoring 2 points ahead of the field.

In September 2005 she took part in the sixth Lausanne Young Masters tournament, finishing seventh. Andrei Volokitin won the tournament. At the Gibraltar Chess Festival, Dzagnidze won the prize for the best female player in 2009 and 2011.

At the Dresden Olympiad

In July 2010 she won in Jermuk the fourth leg of the FIDE Women's Grand Prix series, which was part of the Women's World Chess Championship cycle for 2011.[2] She won seven games and drew four, in the eleven-round round-robin tournament. She finished 1½ points ahead of second-place finisher Tatiana Kosintseva.

In 2017, she won the European Women's Individual Championship in Riga[3] and the Women's World Blitz Chess Championship in Riyadh.[4]

Women's Chess Award of Caissa
Women's Chess Award of Caissa
Hand-over of the Women's Chess Award of Caissa to Nana Dzagnidze
Hand-over of the Women's Chess Award of Caissa to Nana Dzagnidze

The winner of the honorary FIDE award of Caissa as the best female player of the year (2017). Chess Award of Caissa, designed and executed by artisans of the Lobortas Classic Jewelry House, was solemnly presented on December 31, 2018 during the closing ceremony of the 2018 World Rapid & Blitz Chess Championship in Saint Petersburg.[citation needed]

Team competitions[edit]

Dzagnidze has played for the Georgian national team in the Women's Chess Olympiad, the Women's World Team Chess Championship and the Women's European Team Chess Championship. Her team won the gold medal at Dresden in 2008; she scored scoring a 7/10 points. In 2014, at the Women's Chess Olympiad in Tromsø, Norway, Dzanidze won the individual gold medal as the best player on board one, ahead of Hou Yifan. In the Women's World Team Championship, she won the team bronze medal in 2011 and 2017. In the Women's European Team Championship, Georgia won the silver medal in 2005, 2009 and 2017. Dzagnidze an individual board four gold medal in 2007.

Dzagnidze also won several gold medals in the European Club Cup for Women.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Titles approved at the 79th FIDE Congress". FIDE. Retrieved 2017-09-26.
  2. ^ FIDE report
  3. ^ "18th European Women's Championship 2017 | The Week in Chess". theweekinchess.com. Retrieved 2018-01-03.
  4. ^ Yermolinsky, Alex (2017-12-31). "Magnus Carlsen and Nana Dzagnidze are World Blitz champions". Chess News. ChessBase. Retrieved 2018-01-03.

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