Nana Alexandria

Nana Alexandria (Georgian: ნანა გიორგის ასული ალექსანდრია, Nana Giorgis asuli Aleksandria; born 13 October 1949) is a Georgian chess player. A three-time Soviet women's champion, she was the challenger in two matches for the Women's World Chess Championship.

Nana Alexandria
ნანა ალექსანდრია
Nana Alexandria 1970.jpg
Alexandria in 1970
Full nameNana Giorgis asuli Aleksandria
CountrySoviet Union → Georgia
Born (1949-10-13) 13 October 1949 (age 72)
Poti, Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic, Soviet Union
TitleWoman Grandmaster (1976)
FIDE rating2342 (April 2006)
Peak rating2415 (January 1988)


Alexandria was USSR women's champion in 1966, 1968 (jointly), and 1969. She was the Women's World Championship challenger in 1975 and 1981. In 1975 she lost to Nona Gaprindashvili (+3 =1 −8). In 1981 she drew with Maia Chiburdanidze (+4 =8 −4), who retained her title as champion. Alexandria played for the Soviet national team in the Women's Chess Olympiads of 1969, 1974, 1978, 1980, 1982, and 1986.[1] She was one of the contributing players of the USSR team that dominated the Women's Olympiads of the 1980s.

FIDE awarded her the Woman International Master (WIM) title in 1966 and the Woman Grandmaster (WGM) title in 1976. Alexandria also received the title International Arbiter in 1995. She was the chairperson of the FIDE Women's Commission from 1986 to 2001.

Personal lifeEdit

She is the mother of the Georgian politician Giga Bokeria.[2]

In 2021, Alexandria appeared in the documentary Glory to the Queen alongside Nona Gaprindashvili, Maia Chiburdanidze and Nana Ioseliani.[3]

Further readingEdit


  1. ^ "Women's Chess Olympiads: Nana Alexandria". OlimpBase.
  2. ^ "Recommendations and assessments from European Perliament". Georgian Journal. 2011-11-24. Retrieved 2021-02-17.
  3. ^ Skhirtladze, Tatia; Khazaradze, Anna, Glory to the Queen (documentary), Nona Gaprindashvili, Maia Chiburdanidze, Nana Alexandria, Nana Ioseliani, Berg Hammer Film, Amour Fou Vienna, Playground Produkcija, retrieved 2021-02-03

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