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Garry Kasparov and Revaz Bolkvadze At the left: Eva Shioshvili, Tengiz Giorgadze and Batumi. 1963.At the left: Isidor Gogeshvili (Batumi), Badri Klimchuk (Kutaisi),
Pavle Morchiladze in the Batumi chess club. on the right first I. Yusupov.
Youth team of Adjara. Batumi, 1967. Guram Chanturia with pupils Maia Chiburdanidze in Batumi. 1980-th years.
Nona Gaprindashvili in chess club On the right: Nona Gaprindashvili and Nona Giorgadze Nona Gaprindashvili
Didachara. Khulo, 1986.
Nona Gaprindashvili together with the world champion Anatoli Buchanski, Guram Cjanturia,
Tigran Petrosyan Eva Shioshvili. 1960.
Batumi chess club "Nona"
The used literature:
Levan Jioshvili, "Sporti acharashi" (Alioni, Batumi, 2012)
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Guram Chanturia, Pavle Morchiladze, Tengiz Giorgadze Chess palace “Kaisa”. 1999. Diana Darchia
Meeting of the Presidential Council of FIDE. Elain-city,(April 14, 2006) Diana Darchia and Shota Churkveidze Salome Melia
On a tribune Akaki Iashvili the president of Adjara Chess Federation Zurab Azmaiparashvili and 9 years old Salome Melia
(the acting president of Chess Federation of Georgia).
1. From left to right: Nino Batsiashvili, Leonid Neuronov, Miranda Mikadze Amayak Voskanyan Mikhail Krasenkov
2. At the left: Irakli Akhvlediani, Nodar Lortkipanidze
National teams of Adjara: Giorgi and Guram Chanturia
at the left sit: Dmitri Bedinadze, Nata and Dmitri Jibuti, Iuna Tikhonina, Georgy Kekelidze. Chess Club "NONA"
Stand: Alexander Panasenko, Temuri Chaidze, Tinatin Beridze, Georgy Solomonidze,
Iolanta Madoyan, Vernard Tonoyan, Anna Turmanidze.
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Izrayel Budnik Diana Darchia and her trainer Guram Chanturia Chess Club "Nona" in in Didachara. Hulo, 1986 Faina Kats and Eva Shioshvili
the arbiter of repub.categ. Nona Gaprindashvili and Viktor Saneev Nona Gaprindashvili at opening of chess club "Nona”
and Pavle Morchilazde Didachara.
Batumi, 1966. 1934. Participants of championship of the USSR. Alla Chaikovskaya Feliks Melkonyan
Participants of the II international tournament. The second there is Faina Katz at the left.
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In 1976 at the initiative of executive committee of Batumi in the territory of seaside park the chess club "Nona" was open. In September, 1986 at the initiative of Revaz Gobadze in Didachara the club of the same name to which opening the five-time world champion Nona Gaprindashvili was invited was founded.
In May, 1988 in Batumi was the team championship of Georgia among school students is carried out (6 boys and 2 girls, aged under 12 years). In the final the Kutaisi team won at Tbilisi team, and Adjarian team having scored 35 points came to the IV place. In team of boys of Adjara 10-year-old Diana Darchiya who on the first board deserved the champion's title played (6 of 7). In the same year Darchiya as a part of the national team of Georgia participated in an all-Union tournament of school students where she won all games. As a result the national team of Georgia with 23 points came to the second place.
In the second half of the 80th years of the first among the Batumi chess players on the international area great progress was made by Diana Darchiya. She in 1989-1990 became world champion title among chess players under 12 and 14 years. Later, this result was repeated by Salome Melia (2001).
At the end of the century chess tournaments were systematically held and in Kobuleti who hosted 11 tournaments and 31 national superiority of school students.
In November, 1999 in Batumi the chess palace "Kais" was built. And the same year in Adjara the XII European team championship (27.10-8.11), and in May – June of the next year the first women individual European Championship which Ukrainian Natalya Zhukova won was held. In this tournament from the Batumi chess players Salome Melia who in 2004-2005 the first won gold in the European championship for the first time played, and in 2008 became the international master among men. In September 2001 in Batumi the first intercontinental match between chess players of Europe and Asia was played. He was led to two circles on the shveningen system on fast chess (25-25 minutes to each player) and ended with a victory of the European chess players (58:46).
In a next year in Batumi the III individual European championship and the Chess Festival of the Black Sea took place.
In April, 2006 according to the solution of the Presidential Council of FIDE Batumi hosted the world championship of chess players from 8 to 18 years. Within the last 3 years the European championships for chess players under 8 years were held here.
Among chess players of new generation it should be noted: Miranda Mikadze, Nino Batsiashvili, Mikheil Kantaria, Gayoz Nigalidze, Nodar Lortkipanidze, Irakli Akhvlediani, Alexander Panasenko, Nata Jibuti, Iuna Tikhonina and others.
In different years in development of chess of Adjara the significant role was brought by Faina Katz, Alla Chaykovskaya, Svetlana Ivanova, Izrayel Budnik, Pavle Morchiladze, Jacob Ender, Revaz Bolkvadze, Mamiya Harazi, Shota Churkvaidze, Isidor Gogeshvili, Gennady Zeynalov, Nugzar Nizharadze, Tengiz Bolkvadze, Amayak Voskanyan, Felix Melkonyan, Leonid Neuronov, Guram and Georgy Chanturia, Jamlet Makharadze, Akaki Iashvili and other honored trainers and sports figure.
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