Jobava on 39th place in FIDE World Rapid Chess Championships 2021

Jobava started the second day very confidently by securing a draw against World Champion GM Magnus Carlsen, with very solid play. He continued playing very solidly during the day and drew some of the other top players, including GM Jan Nepomniachtchi and GM Alexander Grischuk. After the second day, he was on 7th place and […]

Jobava vs Carlsen in Round 6 of FIDE World Rapid Chess Championships

After an excellent winning streak in the first four rounds, Jobava was about to seal the deal by also winning Round 5 against the hero of the home soil, GM Jan-Krzysztof Duda. Duda had a very strong middlegame, but the tables turned around move 40 and Jobava got the initiative. At move 46, Duda tried […]

Jobava enters Elite Hotel Open in Växjö, Sweden

Jobava plays IM Jacob Carstensen in Växjö, 2016 We are happy to confirm that Jobava is to participate in Elite Hotels Open, which is one of the Swedish Grand Prix Chess tournaments, held in Växjö, Sweden on February 7-9, 2020. Last year he also participated in another tournament of the Swedish Grand Prix, Deltalift Open, Tylösand. On […]

Million of viewers as Jobava faced Carlsen in King Salman World Blitz

Norwegian NRK was brodcasting the King Salman World Rapid and Blitz championships live from Moscow. The broadcast was followed by millions of viewers throughout Norway and Scandinavia as the Norwegians were hoping for another victory for the amazing Carlsen. Chess expert commentator IM Atle Grønn (left) with the NRK TV host Ole Rolfsrud (right) In […]

GM Sergei Movsesian in the 10th round

In today’s Round 10, Jobava will play Armenian GM Sergei Movsesian. It is 11 years ago they played a classical game which ended in a draw in the Olympiad 2008. Both players have had a tough tournament so far, scoring 4.5/9, but both players are looking for improving their standings in the last two rounds. […]

Draw versus GM Bassem Amin in 9th round after time-trouble

With only 3 rounds left, Jobava was facing Egypt’s strongest player GM Bassem Amin in round 9 of FIDE Grand Swiss on Isle of Man. Jobava chose the Sämisch variation in the Kind’s Indian Defense, followed by long-castle and preparing for an attack on the king-side. In move 12, Jobava deviated from any game played […]

Miraculous save against Oparin in round 8

In the 8th round, Jobava went “all in” to try to win the game. Avoiding known theoretical lines in the opening however, can be a huge risk. “I did not want a draw so I allowed him to attack in order for me to create some counter-play. However, 12..Re8 followed by 13..Nc6 was a mistake […]