Tamaz Gelashvili

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Tamaz Gelashvili
Tamaz Gelashvili2.jpg
Full name Tamaz Gelashvili
Country  Georgia
Born (1978-04-08) April 8, 1978 (age 39)
Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic, USSR
Title Grandmaster
FIDE rating 2563 (April 2017)
Peak rating 2623 (October 2007)

Tamaz Gelashvili (born 8 April 1978) is a chess grandmaster from Georgia. He was awarded the Grandmaster title in 1999. His highest FIDE rating has been 2623, achieved in October 2007. His national ranking is fourth and he has played for his country at several Olympiads.[1] In 2001 he tied for 1st with Yannick Pelletier, Mark Hebden and Vladimir Tukmakov in the 9th Neuchâtel Open[2] and in 2006 won the Acropolis International tournament in Athens.[3] In 2008 he tied for 2nd with Giorgi Bagaturov in the Gyumri International tournament[4] and tied for 1st with Nigel Short, Vadim Milov, Aleksej Aleksandrov, Baadur Jobava, Alexander Lastin, Gadir Guseinov and Farid Abbasov in the President's Cup in Baku.[5] In 2011 he won the 5th Annual Philadelphia Open.[6]

He is noted for playing some unusual opening variations, such as 2.b3 in response to the Sicilian, French and Caro–Kann Defences.


  1. ^ Olimpbase team record
  2. ^ "9ème Open de Neuchâtel". Neuchatel-Echecs.ch. Retrieved 20 May 2010. 
  3. ^ "Ilya Smirin wins Acropolis 2007". ChessBase News. 26 August 2007. Retrieved 2008-04-10. 
  4. ^ Crowther, Mark (2008-05-12). "TWIC 705: Gyumri International". London Chess Centre. Retrieved 24 May 2010. 
  5. ^ "FIDE Archive. Tournament report July 2008: President's Cup, 2008". World Chess Federation. Retrieved 17 December 2011. 
  6. ^ "5th Annual Philadelphia Open". Chessdom. Retrieved 1 June 2011. 

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