|Born||5 May 1970|
|Title||Grandmaster (GM) (1990)|
|FIDE rating||2470 (June 2021)|
|Peak rating||2510 (January 1993)|
During the 1980s and 1990s Lasha Janjgava was one of the leading Georgian chess players. At the turn of 1989/90 he was very successful in Hastings, where in the Scheveningen system tournament he shared 1st place with Joseph Gallagher, Gregory Kaidanov and Sergey Smagin. In 1991, Lasha Janjgava shared the 3rd place with Maia Chiburdanidze (behind Zurab Sturua and Giorgi Giorgadze) in Tbilisi. In 1992, he won in Antwerp Academic World Chess Championship. He twice won Georgian Chess Championships: in 1994 and 1996.
- In 1992, at second reserve board in the 30th Chess Olympiad in Manila (+0, =4, -0),
- In 1994, at first reserve board in the 31st Chess Olympiad in Moscow (+0, =2, -3),
- In 1996, at second board in the 32nd Chess Olympiad in Yerevan (+1, =0, -2),
- In 1998, at second reserve board in the 33rd Chess Olympiad in Elista (+1, =3, -1).
- In 1992, at third board in the 10th European Team Chess Championship in Debrecen (+1, =4, -1),
- In 2005, at first reserve board in the 15th European Team Chess Championship in Gothenburg (+1, =1, -0).
In 1989, Lasha Janjgava was awarded the FIDE International Master (IM) title and received the FIDE Grandmaster (GM) title year later. He is FIDE Trainer (2010).
In recent years Lasha Janjgava has rarely participated in chess tournaments.
- "LIST OF WUC CHESS MEDAL LISTS" (PDF).
- "OlimpBase :: Men's Chess Olympiads :: Lasha Janjgava". www.olimpbase.org.
- "OlimpBase :: European Men's Team Chess Championship :: Lasha Janjgava". www.olimpbase.org.
- Lasha Janjgava player profile and games at Chessgames.com
- Lasha Janjgava chess games at 365Chess.com