Ana Matnadze

Ana Matnadze, born in 1983, is a Georgian International Master and Woman Grand Master She is currently playing for the Spanish Chess Federation. She has been Women’s Spanish Champion (at different time control variants) several times. She was taught how to play chess at 4 by her mother. When Ana was 6 years old the former Women’s Chess Champion Nona Gapridashvili, a Georgian legend, became her coach.

Ana began a 10 hour a day training program. She won the World under-10 Championship in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia. Her career went on being successful: European under-12 Champion (twice), European under-14 Champion and European under-16 Champion (twice) and World under-14 Champion. She became an Woman International Master in 1999, Woman Grand Master in 2002 and International Master in 2006. She started to play the chess Catalan league regularly and she moved to Barcelona in 2004.

Ana has represented Spain in the last three Olympiads: 2012 (board 1), 2014 (board 3 Silver Medal with a 7.5/10 performance) and 2016 (board 3). She clinched the board 3 Bronze Medal at the Chess European Team Championship held in Crete, Greece in 2017.

Next, a nice game by Ana Matnadze in which she brilliantly outplays her opponent with a sharp style.

Analysis by FIDE Master and FIDE Trainer Amador González de la Nava