GM Bela Khotenashvili

Full name
Bela Khotenashvili
Born
May 1, 1988 (age 30)
Place of birth
Telavi, Georgian SSR, Soviet Union
Federation
Georgia
Profiles

Bela Khotenashvili is a top player from Georgia and also one of the best female chess players in the world. She has recently achieved her best rating ever, reaching 2531 within the past year. Khotenashvili has won multiple women’s tournaments, including the Maia Chiburdanidze Cup and Women Grand Prix Geneva tournaments. Now that she has finished her norm requirements and acquired the full Grandmaster title, she is sure to keep improving and striving to become the best female player in the world.

Bela Khotenashvili was born in the country of Georgia. She won the Women’s World U-16 Championship in 2004. She followed this up by becoming a Woman International Master in 2006 and a Woman Grandmaster in 2007. In 2009 she became a full International Master and in the same year she won the Maia Chiburdanidze Cup, an international women's open tournament. In 2012 she played in the FIDE Knock-Out Women’s World Championship but lost in the first round in a tiebreaker. In 2013 she came in first place in the Women Grand Prix Geneva tournament, earning her final GM norm and completing her title requirements. She achieved her peak rating in 2013 as well, topping at 2531. She is currently the 12th highest rated female in the world and also one of the top players in her country, Georgia.

Best Game


Most Played Openings

White Pieces
Modern Defense with 1.d4 (7) : A40
Queen's Indian Defense (21) : E12 E15 E17 E18
London System (3) : A48
Indian Game (41) : A46 A45 E10 A50
King's Indian Attack (37) : A07 A08
Queen's Gambit Declined (20) : D30 D38 D40 D51 D37
Queen's Pawn Opening (44) : D00 D02 A41 A40 D03 A43
Catalan Opening (38) : E00 E01 E04 E05
Modern Defense (5) : A41 A40 B06
Pirc Defense (2) : B07
Sicilian Defense (18) : B23 B22 B21 B20 B24
Semi-Slav Defense (7) : D43 D45
Bogo-Indian Defense (13) : E11
Reti Opening (38) : A05 A04 A09
Queen's Gambit Accepted (5) : D20
Benoni Defense (3) : A60 A56 A70
Torre Attack (5) : A48 A46
Tarrasch Defense (3) : D32 D34
Hungarian Opening (2) : A00
Nimzowitsch-Larsen Attack (8) : A01
Old Indian Defense (4) : A53
Nimzo-Indian Defense (5) : E47 E53 E54
Blumenfeld Countergambit (1) : E10
Caro-Kann Defense (2) : B10 B13
Old Benoni Defense (2) : A43 A44
Colle System (1) : D05
Neo-Gruenfeld Defense (1) : D73
Neo-Gruenfeld Defense with 3...d5 (1) : D70
Scandinavian Defense (2) : B01
Vienna Game (2) : C26
Nimzowitsch Defense (1) : B00
French Defense (1) : C01
Bird's Opening (1) : A03
Black Pieces
Reti Opening (24) : A04 A09 A05
Modern Defense with 1.e4 (8) : B06
Benoni Defense (10) : A56 A65 A61 A66
Nimzowitsch-Larsen Attack (5) : A01
Modern Defense with 1.d4 (16) : A40
Giuoco Piano Game (4) : C50 C53
Modern Defense (36) : B06 A40 A42
Queen's Pawn Opening (13) : D02 A41 D00 A40 D03
Vienna Game (3) : C26 C25
King's Indian Attack (11) : A07
Four Knights Game (7) : C48 C47 C46
Italian Game (8) : C55 C56 C58
Old Indian Defense (1) : A53
Old Benoni Defense (3) : A43
Bishop's Opening (2) : C24 C23
Scotch Game (2) : C45
Colle System (2) : D04
Sicilian Defense (9) : B23 B27 B40 B63 B56
Trompowsky Attack (2) : A45
Slav Defense (4) : D11 D15
Catalan Opening (2) : E01
Neo-Gruenfeld Defense (5) : D71 D73 D79 D78
Richter-Veresov Attack (1) : D01
Hungarian Opening (1) : A00
Nimzo-Indian Defense (9) : E34 E54 E38 E44
Ponziani Opening (1) : C44
French Defense (1) : C00
Bird's Opening (1) : A03
Pirc Defense (1) : B07
Scandinavian Defense (1) : B01
Petrov's Defense (3) : C42

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