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Bela Khotenashvili

Bela Khotenashvili during FIDE Women's Grand Prix in May 2013
Country Georgia
Born June 1, 1988
Telavi, Georgian SSR, Soviet Union
Title Grandmaster (2013)
Woman Grandmaster (2007)
Peak rating 2531 (June 2013)

Bela Khotenashvili (Georgian: ბელა ხოტენაშვილი; born 1 June 1988) is a Georgian chess player with the titles of Grandmaster and Woman Grandmaster.

Chess career

She won the under16 girls' World Championship in 2004.

In 2009 Khotenashivili won the International Women Open Maia Chiburdanidze Cup.

She has been playing for the Georgia women's team since 2009. In the Women's European Team Chess Championship 2009 she won team silver and individual silver on fifth board.

In the 39th Chess Olympiad (Women) she won team bronze and individual bronze on fifth board.

In the Women's World Team Chess Championship 2011 she won team bronze and individual silver on third board.

In 2011 she won the 9th Khazar International Open (Group D) and came second in the Georgian Women's Championship.

In 2012 she won the Georgian Women's Championship.

In the Women's World Chess Championship 2012 she was knocked out in the first round by Maritza Arribas Robaina.

She was the winner of the first stage of the FIDE Women's Grand Prix 2013-2014, which took place in Geneva, and thanks to this result she achieved her final GM norm.

In the Women's European Team Chess Championship 2013 she took individual silver on fourth board.

In the 41st Chess Olympiad (Women) she took individual silver on second board.

In the first edition of the Qatar Masters Open she scored 5.5/9, thus winning the first women prize.

She competed in the Women's World Chess Championship 2015, in which was knocked out by Zhao Xue in the third round, after defeating Kubra Ozturk in the first round and Huang Qian in the second one after the tiebreaks.

In the Women's World Team Chess Championship 2015 she won team gold and individual gold on first board.

Personal life

She finished Tbilisi State University (Ivane Javakhishvili) and now is studying at Technical University of Georgia.

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