GM Nana Dzagnidze

Full name
Nana Dzagnidze
Born
Dec 1, 1986 (age 32)
Place of birth
Kutaisi, Georgian SSR, Soviet Union
Federation
Georgia
Profiles

Nana Dzagnidze was a terrific female chess player at a young age. Even when her progress stalled for a few years, she came back strong and rocketed into the discussion of the best female chess players in the world. Now that she is the 6th highest rated woman in the world, she has affirmed her aspirations of becoming one of the best female players and has her sights set even higher now.

Nana Dzagnidze learned to play chess when she was young and won the World Girls U-12 Championship in 1999. As she got older, she continued to improve her skills until she won the gold medal at the World Girls U-20 Championship in 2003. From the years 2003-2007 her progress stalled and she didn’t get much better at chess. This changed from 2008-2009 when she played a ton of chess and improved her rating a lot. It was at this time that she achieved her best rating ever and broke into the top 10 of best female players, becoming the eighth best in the world. She rolled these successes into 2010 when she won the women’s Grand Prix tournament in July. Since then she has achieved another highest rating, 2569, in August 2013 and is also now the 6th highest rated woman in the world.

Best Game


Most Played Openings

White Pieces
Queen's Pawn Opening (70) : D02 D00 A40 A41 D03 E00
Ruy Lopez Opening (3) : C67 C83 C70
Scandinavian Defense (1) : B01
Reti Opening (48) : A04 A06 A09 A05
Bird's Opening (1) : A03
Bogo-Indian Defense (15) : E11
Dutch Defense (14) : A84 A82 A80 A90 A88
Queen's Indian Defense (37) : E17 E12 E15 E16 E18 E14
Trompowsky Attack (15) : A45
Modern Defense with 1.d4 (6) : A40
Modern Defense (5) : A40 A41 B06
King's Indian Attack (19) : A07 A08
Sicilian Defense (5) : B30 B27 B20 B24 B23
Neo-Gruenfeld Defense (2) : D71 D78
Blumenfeld Countergambit (3) : E10
Old Indian Defense (3) : A53
Torre Attack (34) : A46 A48
Benko Gambit Fully-Accepted (2) : A58
Budapest Defense (2) : A51 A52
Tarrasch Defense (1) : D34
Undefined (2) : A00
Catalan Opening (8) : E01 E05
Pirc Defense (2) : B07 B08
Old Benoni Defense (3) : A43
Semi-Slav Defense Accepted (1) : D44
Benko Gambit Half-Accepted (4) : A57
London System (4) : A48
Colle System (7) : D04
Nimzowitsch-Larsen Attack (1) : A01
Black Pieces
Queen's Gambit Accepted (10) : D22 D25 D20 D28 D26
Caro-Kann Defense (13) : B12 B13 B17 B10 B18
Queen's Pawn Opening (19) : A40 D02 D03 A43 D00
Indian Game (41) : A46 E10 A45
King's Indian Attack (5) : A07 A08
Reti Opening (19) : A04 A05 A09
Semi-Slav Defense (5) : D44 D45 D47
Catalan Opening (27) : E00 E01 E04
Italian Game (3) : C55 C50
Four Knights Game (1) : C46
Queen's Indian Defense (58) : E18 E15 E16 E12 E14 E17
Trompowsky Attack (11) : A45
Ruy Lopez Opening (10) : C92 C77 C88 C70 C60
King's Indian Defense (9) : E60 E67 E63 E73 E92 E61
Alekhine Defense (1) : B05
Nimzowitsch-Larsen Attack (3) : A01
Bogo-Indian Defense (13) : E11
Torre Attack (3) : A46
Slav Defense (6) : D10 D15 D11
London System (3) : A48
Scotch Game (1) : C45
Giuoco Piano Game (1) : C53
Semi-Slav Defense Accepted (1) : D44
Neo-Gruenfeld Defense (1) : D73
Modern Defense with 1.e4 (1) : B06
Old Indian Defense (1) : A53
Benoni Defense (2) : A70 A68
Old Benoni Defense (2) : A43
Nimzowitsch Defense (1) : B00
Nimzowitsch Defense Declined (1) : B00
Hungarian Opening (1) : A00
Bird's Opening (1) : A02
King's Pawn Opening (2) : B00
Colle System (1) : D04
Pirc Defense (2) : B07
Modern Defense (2) : B06

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