Mikhail Kobalia (Russian: Михаил Кобалия; born May 3, 1978) is a Russian chess Grandmaster (1997).

Mikhail Kobalia
Full nameМихаил Кобалия
Country Russia
Born (1978-05-03) May 3, 1978 (age 41)
FIDE rating2609 (February 2020)
(No. 100 in the December 2012 FIDE World Rankings)
Peak rating2679 (July 2011)

In 1994 he won European Youth Chess Championship (U16) in Guarapuava. In 2001 was clear first in the Chigorin Memorial at St. Petersburg.[1] In 2005 came first in the Masters Open Tournament in Biel.[2] In 2007, he tied for 1st–6th with Vitali Golod, Mateusz Bartel, Yuri Yakovich, Michael Roiz and Zahar Efimenko in the 16th Monarch Assurance Isle of Man International tournament.[3] In 2009 he tied for 9th–11th with Boris Grachev and Tomi Nyback in the European Individual Chess Championship in Budva.[4] In 2010 he tied for 1st–2nd with Manuel León Hoyos in the Arctic Chess Challenge.[5] He took part in the Chess World Cup 2011, but was eliminated in the first round by Igor Lysyj.[6]

Notable gamesEdit


  1. ^ "Archive. Tournament report January 2002". World Chess Federation. Retrieved 23 December 2010.
  2. ^ "Biel: Master Open Tournaments". BielChessFestival.ch. Retrieved 23 May 2010.
  3. ^ Crowther, Mark (2007-10-01). "TWIC 673: 16th Monarch Assurance Isle of Man". London Chess Center. Retrieved 23 May 2010.
  4. ^ "Chess News: The European Individual Championship 2009". Chessib.com. Retrieved 23 May 2010.
  5. ^ "Arctic Chess Challenge 2010 September 2010 Norway". FIDE. Retrieved 22 January 2012.
  6. ^ Crowther, Mark (2011-09-21). "The Week in Chess: FIDE World Cup Khanty-Mansiysk 2011". London Chess Center. Archived from the original on 20 October 2011. Retrieved 14 November 2011.

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