Georgi received Four Year Degree in Chess Education from Moscow, Russia in 1985 and has been working with many junior players.
He led Villa Academy and Seattle Country Day teams to Washington State Championship titles in 1995-1996. Georgi’s students won both State and National Scholastic titles.
Most recently, his student Megan Lee won US Girls Nationals under 18 in 2009. Michael Lee (Megan’s brother) was chosen for America Chess Team under 15 in 2009. Kate Tokareva is 2011 WA State Girls Champion and took 3rd place at the All Girls Nationals 2011.
Georgi played in two US Invitational Championships, 1994 and 1995.
Georgi’s best result was 7th place finish in 1994.
His victory against GM Larry Christiansen won the Brilliancy Prize
at the event.
Georgi won Moldovan Championship twice and became an International Master in 1989.
He scored his first Grandmaster norm in 1988, in GMA tournament
in Belgrade, Yugoslavia.
Below is a list of Georgi’s most memorable tournament results.
Open Co-Champion, 1999
Open Champion, 1994
States Open Champion, 1991
Memorial Champion - 1996, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
Times Washington State Champion, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999
Author of many articles about chess published in “Chess Life”, “Inside Chess”, “New in Chess” (Holland), Chess Informant (Yugoslavia) and others magazines.
Author of the opening monograph “Black Knights Tango”, (First Edition, ICE, 1993, Second Edition, Batsford Ltd., London, 1998). Georgi’s articles about chess openings and game commentary were published in “Chess Life”, “Inside Chess”, “New in Chess” (Holland) “Chess Informant” (Yugoslavia) and others magazines.
Georgi organizes and teaches Summer Chess camps in Seattle area since 1995.
As an Executive Director of Chess Mates Foundation,
Georgi also organizes after-school chess programs in Seattle area public schools.
International Women’s Grandmaster
(WGM) Elena Donaldson
Rated 2400+ USCF
Three Times US
Two Time Russia Women’s
Two Times World
Women Olympic Champion
Runner-up for the
World Championship title in 1986.
learned chess from the World’s best chess players, including Russian World Champions: Grandmasters
V.Smyslov, M. Botwinnik, G.Kasparov, A.Karpov, B. Spasski, D. Bronstein.
a teenager Elena studied chess in the chess school in Moscow with many young
players who later became world’s top players, such G. Kasparov and A.Karpov.
She used her experience to advance to the final match for the Women’s World