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Nisipeanu 
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Liviu Dieter Nisipeanu
Number of games in database: 785
Years covered: 1992 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2695
Highest rating achieved in database: 2707
Overall record: +254 -95 =400 (60.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      36 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (162) 
    B90 B22 B33 B92 B87
 Ruy Lopez (58) 
    C67 C91 C69 C78 C89
 Sicilian Najdorf (37) 
    B90 B92 B96
 French Defense (29) 
    C10 C07 C03 C05 C18
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (24) 
    C91 C89 C92 C87 C88
 Petrov (22) 
    C42 C43
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (72) 
    B81 B48 B40 B47 B22
 Caro-Kann (39) 
    B18 B12 B16 B14 B10
 Queen's Pawn Game (38) 
    E10 A46 E00 A45 D02
 Nimzo Indian (36) 
    E32 E54 E21 E44 E47
 Queen's Indian (28) 
    E15 E12 E14 E16
 English, 1 c4 c5 (23) 
    A30 A31 A33
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Shirov vs Nisipeanu, 1999 0-1
   Ivanchuk vs Nisipeanu, 2007 0-1
   Nisipeanu vs Radjabov, 2010 1-0
   Kiril Georgiev vs Nisipeanu, 2006 0-1
   C Sandipan vs Nisipeanu, 2004 0-1
   Topalov vs Nisipeanu, 2007 0-1
   Nisipeanu vs Ivanchuk, 1999 1-0
   Nisipeanu vs A Florean, 1995 1-0
   Nisipeanu vs Oral, 2004 1-0
   Naiditsch vs Nisipeanu, 2008 0-1

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Pune Super GM (2004)
   6th European Individual Championship (2005)
   European Club Cup (2009)
   10th European Individual Championship (2009)
   2009-2010 Bundesliga (2009)
   European Individual Championships (2010)
   Bundesliga (2011)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2011)
   Bundesliga (2012)
   14th Dubai Open (2012)
   13th European Individual Championship (2012)
   Bundesliga (2013)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Lessons from Nisipeanu by Minor Piece Activity
   Sicilian Defence English Attack 6...e5 7.Nde2 by Kwesi

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LIVIU DIETER NISIPEANU
(born Aug-01-1976) Romania (citizen of Germany)
PRONUNCIATION:
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Liviu Dieter Nisipeanu was born in 1976 in Brasov, Romania. He won the Romanian Chess Championship in 1996 and earned the Grandmaster title the following year. He came to international prominence in 1999 by making the semifinals of the FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (1999) in Las Vegas (having qualified by coming =1st at the Krynica Zonal Tournament 1.4). A virtual unknown before the event, he eliminated leading players Alexey Shirov and Vassily Ivanchuk, among others, before finally losing to the eventual champion Alexander Khalifman. He was seeded into the second round of the World Knockout Tournament in 2000 but lost to Kiril D Georgiev. At the FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004) in Tripoli, Nisipeanu fared better, defeating Ronald Dableo, Sergei Tiviakov and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov in the early rounds before losing to Russia's Andrei Kharlov in the blitz tiebreak in round 4. At the World Chess Cup (2007), Nisipeanu beat Bassem Amin, Zhao Jun and Vassily Ivanchuk in the first three rounds before losing to Sergey Karjakin. At the World Cup (2009), he defeated compatriot GM Constantin Lupulescu before losing to Judit Polgar in the second round. He bowed out in the first round of the World Cup (2011) to 2004 FIDE champion Rustam Kasimdzhanov.

Nisipeanu has been Romania's top-ranked player and has numerous international successes, including joint first at the Pune Super GM (2004) with then-FIDE World Champion Rustam Kasimdzhanov, clear first in the 6th European Individual Championship (2005) and first in the Pardubice Open 2013. On the October 2005 rating list, Nisipeanu was rated 2707, making him fifteenth in the world, his highest position to date.

Wikipedia article: Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu


 page 1 of 32; games 1-25 of 785  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. R Ignatescu vs Nisipeanu  ½-½29 1992 ROM-chTA45 Queen's Pawn Game
2. Nisipeanu vs Bagirov  1-034 1994 CuxhavenB02 Alekhine's Defense
3. Y Kruppa vs Nisipeanu  1-028 1994 EUCup GrB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
4. G Schwartzman vs Nisipeanu  1-034 1994 ROM-chE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
5. Nisipeanu vs D Tyomkin  0-125 1995 EU-ch U20B65 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...Be7 Defense, 9...Nxd4
6. Nisipeanu vs A Florean 1-019 1995 RumaniaC13 French
7. Nisipeanu vs Juergen Lisek  1-028 1995 BL2-N 9495B61 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2
8. Nisipeanu vs Kupreichik 1-025 1995 Bad Woerishofen 63/191B56 Sicilian
9. V Malakhov vs Nisipeanu  ½-½25 1995 EU-ch U20B55 Sicilian, Prins Variation, Venice Attack
10. Bacrot vs Nisipeanu 0-123 1996 It (a)A57 Benko Gambit
11. Y Shulman vs Nisipeanu  ½-½20 1996 Yerevan ol (Men)E42 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein)
12. Kulaots vs Nisipeanu  0-124 1996 Wch U20B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
13. M Appleberry vs Nisipeanu  0-155 1996 Budapest FS06 GME47 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3
14. Nisipeanu vs Ponomariov 1-069 1996 EU-ch U20B12 Caro-Kann Defense
15. Sutovsky vs Nisipeanu  1-035 1996 COLB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
16. J Horvath vs Nisipeanu  ½-½14 1997 Predeal opA30 English, Symmetrical
17. Nisipeanu vs Hertneck  ½-½29 1997 Berliner Sommer 15thE92 King's Indian
18. Nisipeanu vs Suba  1-060 1997 Predeal opB86 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
19. Nisipeanu vs B Badea  ½-½15 1997 Predeal opB06 Robatsch
20. Nisipeanu vs G Bagaturov  ½-½40 1998 Elista ol (Men)B69 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 11.Bxf6
21. V Buturin vs Nisipeanu  1-054 1998 MK Cafe CupA46 Queen's Pawn Game
22. R Antonio vs Nisipeanu  ½-½57 1998 Elista ol (Men)B18 Caro-Kann, Classical
23. Nisipeanu vs A Yegiazarian  ½-½47 1998 Ciocaltea memB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
24. Bareev vs Nisipeanu  ½-½43 1998 Elista ol (Men)E12 Queen's Indian
25. H Vatter vs Nisipeanu  ½-½37 1998 Bundesliga -9B66 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6
 page 1 of 32; games 1-25 of 785  PGN Download
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Nov-03-09  allin: Btw Nisipeanu will face Lupulescu in Khanty-Mansiysk first round.nisi and lupu are the only players from romania in world cup 2009.
Jan-15-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  virginmind: good luck in corus 2010, nisi!
Feb-24-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  virginmind: ok, i hope nisi won't lose heart for his rather disappointing performance in corus b 2010, and find resources to offer us some new thrilling victories. good luck!
Apr-16-10  allin: http://previews.chessdom.com/bazna-...
May-09-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  virginmind: nisipeanu plays in bosna tournament and today he had an interesting win against bosiocic:


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[Event "40th Int'l Chess Tourney BOSNA 2010"]
[Site "Sarajevo/Bosnia&Herzegovina"]
[Date "2010.05.09"]
[Round "5"]
[White "Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter"]
[Black "Bosiocic, Marin"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A81"]
[Annotator "Robot 4"]
[PlyCount "59"]
[EventDate "2010.??.??"]
[TimeControl "40/5400+30:1800+30"]

1. d4 f5 2. g3 g6 3. Bg2 Bg7 4. Nf3 Nh6 5. h4 Nf7 6. h5 e6 7. Nc3 d5 8. g4 fxg4 9. hxg6 hxg6 10. Rxh8+ Bxh8 11. Nh2 c5 12. dxc5 g3 13. fxg3 Qc7 14. Qd3 Ne5 15. Qd2 Qxc5 16. Qh6 Nf7 17. Qxg6 Qg1+ 18. Nf1 Qxg2 19. Bg5 Kf8 20. O-O-O Nc6 21. Ne3 Qh3 22. Rf1 Nce5 23. Bh6+ Ke7 24. Ncxd5+ exd5 25. Rxf7+ Nxf7 26. Nxd5+ Kd7 27. Qxf7+ Kc6 28. Nb4+ Kb5 29. Qd5+ Ka4 30. b3+ 1-0

May-11-10  redwhitechess: Agree for above entertaining game by Nisipeanu. See http://red-white-chess.blogspot.com... for my comments. I think after 24..exd5?? Nisipeanu get the force mate in 12 or whatever line.
Jun-14-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  virginmind: congratulations for your first win in bazna, nisi! very nice game against radjabov.
Mar-18-11  allin: Kings Tournament Bazna 2011 with:Carlsen,Ivanchuk,Karjakin,Nakamura,Radjabov- ,Nisipeanu 11-22 June 2011.
Tournament category XXI - ELO average 2760.Good luck nisi!!!
Jun-12-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  virginmind: bazna 1: a draw against someone 117 elo points higher than you is never a bad result...good luck with black in the second round against nakamura, nisi!
Jun-13-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  virginmind: great job today against ivanchuk, nisi! bravo for the determination to squeeze that win out of almost a draw!
Jul-21-11  allin: Highest rating achieved in database: 2662??? On the October 2005 rating list, Nisipeanu was rated 2707, making him fifteenth in the world.
Sep-01-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  virginmind: unfortunately on sept. 2011 fide list he's on a lowest level since 2003. this year definitelly not a good one for him.

come on nisi, we're sure you gonna surpass this bad period and prove to us all you can make it once again close to 2700!

Feb-16-12  zoren: Extremely entertaining creative player overshadowed by the more well known creative world class players the likes of Morozevich or Nakamura.

Of course there are more guys that are 2650+ in the same ilk such as Zvjaginsev, Krasenkow.

Nisipeanu vs S Volkov, 2003 is a fun game that starts off innocent and explodes into action.

Apr-13-12  allin: Kings Tournament 6th Edition - Medias, Romania - 23 June-4 July 2012 Elo average : 2765 http://www.turneulregilor.com/
May-28-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Check It Out: <allin> or others: you wouldn't happen to know in which building or venue the Kings Tournament will take place? There is no information at the site. Thank you.
Jun-20-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Cemoblanca: He looks like Joey Kelly [http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joey_K... AKA "The Kelly Family"! ;0)
Sep-12-12  allin: Strong Tournament in Bulgaria:Nisipeanu,Areshchenko,Jobava,Malakhov,C- heparinov,Atalik.
Good luck Nisi!!!
Sep-12-12  allin: http://www.chessbg.com/live
Sep-19-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  virginmind: he has finished equal second in this one. pretty good boost to his rating and confidence, hopefully.
Nov-22-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  virginmind: this year the king's tournament took place in bucharest, in november, and nisi placed fourth, after chucky, topalov and caruana. he did take his chances in most of the games but given the strength of the opposition he just managed 4 draws and 2 losses.
Aug-01-13  danbotea05: La multi ani , Dieter ! si sa te intorci acolo unde esti de fapt, sus , in elita ! Happy birthday for The Best Romanian Chessplayer !
Aug-18-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Karpova: Winner of the 2013 Pardubice Open http://www.chessbase.com/Home/TabId...
Apr-03-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Switched recently to the German Chess Federation, and is ELO-wise now their new no 2.

http://www.schachbund.de/news/neuzu...

Apr-05-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  waustad: <whiteshark> beat me to the punch. Here is the chessbase article: http://de.chessbase.com/post/nisipe...
Apr-05-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  waustad: The transfer fee was 5000 euros: http://ratings.fide.com/fedchange.p... I see there that Ana Bellon Cramling has switched from Spanish to Swedish for her official Federation this year too.
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