Georgian chess player ranked 4th in world

Nana Dzagnidze takes the prize after winning the ACP Women Chess Cup in Tiblisi in 2012., 02 Dec 2014 - 19:29, Tbilisi,Georgia

A Georgian chess player has been named among the world’s best five female chess players.

Nana Dzagnidze, 27, who achieved the title of International Grandmaster in 2008, ranked fourth in the World Chess Federation’s latest female rating.

She was the best individual female player during the 41st Chess Olympiad in Tromso, Norway earlier this year.

The World Chess Federation published its new ratings of the world's top 100 female and male players today. 

Eight other Georgian female players made the list. They were: Bela Khotenashvili (16th), Lela Javakhishvili (17th), Salome Melia (28th), Nino Khurtsidze (39th), Nino Batsiashvili (42nd), Sopiko Guramishvili (81st), Meri Arabidze (95th) and Maia Lomineishvili (97th).

Georgia's male chess players were not as successful as their female counterparts. Baadur Jobava ranked 21st on the list and was the only Georgian male chess player to be named in the list of top 100.