Nana Ioseliani

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Nana Ioseliani
Ioseliani,Nana 1980 Malta.JPG
1980
Country Soviet Union
Georgia
Born (1962-02-12) 12 February 1962 (age 56)
Tbilisi, Georgian SSR, Soviet Union
Title International Master (1993)
Woman Grandmaster (1980)
FIDE rating 2475 (October 2018)
Peak rating 2520 (July 1997)[1]

Nana Ioseliani (Georgian: ნანა იოსელიანი; born 12 February 1962) is a Georgian chess player. She was awarded by FIDE the Woman Grandmaster title in 1980 and the International Master title in 1993.

She has twice won the candidate's tournament to play for the Women's World Chess Championship. In 1988 she challenged defending champion Maia Chiburdanidze, and lost by 8½ to 9½ (+2, =11, -3).[2] In 1993 she played Xie Jun, and lost by 2½ to 8½.[3]

She has won the Women's Soviet Chess Championship four times. She played in eight Women's Chess Olympiads between 1980 and 2002, winning team gold 5 times in total, twice with Soviet Union (in 1980 and 1982) and three times with Georgia (1992, 1994 and 1996). Her individual score was 65 points from 88 games (+49, =32, -7).[4]

Ioseliani also played for Georgia in the 1997 World Team Chess Championship, scoring 1½/7 on board 2.[5]

Since 2003, Ioseliani has taken a break from chess playing, and is an entrepreneur in Prague.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nana Ioseliani FIDE rating history, 1977-2001 at Olimpbase.org
  2. ^ Mark Weeks. "1988 Women's World Championship". Retrieved 4 December 2009.
  3. ^ Mark Weeks. "1993 Women's World Championship". Retrieved 4 December 2009.
  4. ^ Olimpbase. "Women's Olympiad scorecard". Retrieved 4 December 2009.
  5. ^ Olimpbase. "1997 World Men's Team Championship". Retrieved 4 December 2009.

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