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Zurab Sturua

Country Georgia
Born 8 June 1959
Title Grandmaster (1991)
Peak rating 2605 (January 1999)

Zurab Sturua (born 8 June 1959) is a Georgian chess grandmaster (1991).

He won the Georgian Chess Championship in 1975, 1977, 1981, 1984 and 1985 and played for Georgia in the Chess Olympiads of 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000 and 2002.

He won the Masters Open of the Biel Chess Festival in 1991 and 1996. He tied for 1st-5th with Jaan Ehlvest, Christopher Lutz, Gyula Sax and Aleksander Delchev at Pula 1997. In 1998 he tied for 7th-11th with Giorgi Bagaturov, Ioannis Nikolaidis, and Ashot Nadanian in the Zonal tournament in Panormo, Crete, which was the qualifying tournament for the FIDE World Chess Championship 1999.

In 2005 he tied for 1st-2nd with Mikheil Kekelidze at the Zayed Open in Dubai, winning the tournament on tiebreak.

Sturua won the over-50 section of the World Senior Championship in 2014 and won the same division at the European Senior Championship in 2015.

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