Jobava enters FIDE Grand Swiss tomorrow!

Today Jobava will enter the FIDE Grand Swiss tournament on Isle of Man, with a record prize fund of 432 500 USD. The winner not only receives 70 000 USD in first prize, but also will qualify for the FIDE Candidates tournament, which essentially will give the winner a chance to challenge World Champion […]

Jobava won the 8th round vs Bartel with his b3 signature opening

Jobava played his signature b3 opening for the first time in the tournament and the middle-game turned out to be very complex. Bartel came into time trouble and did a decisive mistake and Jobava won his 7th game out of 8! An incredible performance. A draw will be enough tomorrow to secure the title. Please […]

Jobava on a winning streak

Today Jobava faced the current World Junior Champion GM Parham Maghsoodloo in the sixth round of Abu Dhabi Masters and it turned into a very creative, tactical and sharp game. “This game was a continuation from last night’s final rounds’ blitz game where I also faced Maghsoodloo with the white pieces. Yesterday I played d4 as […]

Participating in Deltalift Open

I received a special invitation from my sponsor Mobile Labs to play Deltalift Open in Sweden. It is a traditional tournament played at the Swedish west-coast, located right at the beach close to Halmstad in a small village called Tylösand. The owner of the hotel is in fact the former member of the pop-group Roxette, […]