November 17, 2011
Spanish Grandmaster (1988) born in Georgia. Living in Spain since the late 1980s. Honoured coach of Georgia 1980, one of the coaches of Anatoly Karpov in his World Championship Match vs. Garry Kasparov in 1987, of Vishy Anand for more than 10 years, of the Indian national team then more recently of Shahriyar Mamedyarov. Journalist.
His best results in the international tournaments: Tbilisi 1971, 4th-6th; Trenchanske-Teplice 1985, 1st; Varna 1985, 1st; Tbilisi 1988, 1st; Alma Alta 1989, 2nd; Banesque Open 1990 and 2005, 1st; Olot 1990, 1st; Ponferrada 1990, 1st; Toledo 1991, 2nd; Elgoibar 1992, 1st; Andorra 1997, 2nd; Montanchez 1998, 1st; Benasque Open 2001 and 2006, 1st; Caceres, 1-4th; Almeria 2008, 1st.
A participant in the 1992 Olympiad with Georgia. Best ELO: 2567 in 1999.