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Vitaly Kunin
Number of games in database: 257
Years covered: 1997 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2538 (2458 rapid, 2499 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2592

Overall record: +98 -54 =68 (60.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 37 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Slav (16) 
    D15 D12 D17 D10 D11
 Queen's Pawn Game (16) 
    A46 D02 A45 E00 A41
 Queen's Indian (10) 
    E12 E15 E14 E16 E19
 King's Indian Attack (9) 
 King's Indian (7) 
    E71 E73 E67 E70 E62
 Grunfeld (7) 
    D85 D79 D78
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (20) 
    B29 B22 B23 B92 B25
 Philidor's Defense (19) 
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (16) 
    D25 D20 D24
 Queen's Pawn Game (15) 
    E00 A46 E10 D02 D00
 Pirc (8) 
 English, 1 c4 e5 (7) 
    A20 A21 A22
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   M M Jacobsen vs V Kunin, 2013 0-1
   E Zude vs V Kunin, 2015 0-1
   D Swiercz vs V Kunin, 2009 0-1
   V Kunin vs M Meinhardt, 2017 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   German Championship (2006)
   Politiken Cup (2015)
   European Individual Chess Championship (2017)
   European Individual Championship (2007)
   10th European Individual Championship (2009)
   Isle of Man International (2007)
   Politiken Cup (2013)
   European Individual Championship (2016)
   Aeroflot Open (2016)
   GRENKE Chess Classic (Open) (2017)
   29th Cappelle-la-Grande (2013)

   🏆 GRENKE Chess Open
   A Savina vs V Kunin (Apr-01-18) 1-0
   M Lokander vs V Kunin (Mar-31-18) 1-0
   Michel Bifulco vs V Kunin (Mar-30-18) 1/2-1/2
   V Kunin vs Sven Horn (Mar-29-18) 1-0
   V Kunin vs Hing Ting Lai (Nov-25-17) 1/2-1/2

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(born Oct-02-1983, 35 years old) Russia (federation/nationality Germany)

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 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 257  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Aronian vs V Kunin  1-0561997Kasparov CupA22 English
2. Radjabov vs V Kunin  1-0451998Moscow Kasparov CupA04 Reti Opening
3. V L Ivanov vs V Kunin  ½-½201999Ch Moscow, Moscow (Russia)B22 Sicilian, Alapin
4. I Frog vs V Kunin  1-0321999Ch Moscow, Moscow (Russia)E41 Nimzo-Indian
5. V Kunin vs V Kosyrev  ½-½111999Ch Moscow, Moscow (Russia)A01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
6. A Riazantsev vs V Kunin  ½-½501999Ch Moscow, Moscow (Russia)A46 Queen's Pawn Game
7. A J Sakov vs V Kunin  0-1291999Ch Moscow, Moscow (Russia)B29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
8. V Kunin vs B Arkhangelsky  1-0521999Ch Moscow, Moscow (Russia)A01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
9. A Lastin vs V Kunin  1-0311999Ch Moscow, Moscow (Russia)B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
10. V Kunin vs Beschastny  1-0471999Ch Moscow, Moscow (Russia)A80 Dutch
11. V Yemelin vs V Kunin  1-0301999Geller MemorialB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
12. Kholmov vs V Kunin  1-0412000RUS-CupB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
13. Balashov vs V Kunin  ½-½252001Russia Cup opB23 Sicilian, Closed
14. V Kunin vs R Chakvetadze  ½-½582001Russia Cup opD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
15. M Turov vs V Kunin  1-0692001RUS-CupB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
16. V Kunin vs H Leks  1-033200217. Schwarzacher Open AE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
17. K Enigl vs V Kunin  0-126200217. Schwarzacher Open AA10 English
18. V Kunin vs J Ljubic  1-026200217. Schwarzacher Open AA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
19. V Meijers vs V Kunin  0-134200217. Schwarzacher Open AB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
20. V Kunin vs A Shchekachev  ½-½38200217. Schwarzacher Open AA46 Queen's Pawn Game
21. Z Medvegy vs V Kunin  1-064200217. Schwarzacher Open AB23 Sicilian, Closed
22. V Kunin vs D Palo 0-137200217. Schwarzacher Open AE14 Queen's Indian
23. J Bielczyk vs V Kunin  0-164200217. Schwarzacher Open AB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
24. V Kunin vs M M Ivanov  1-046200217. Schwarzacher Open AA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
25. V Kunin vs T Gelashvili  0-1422004Werther Schloss op 10thE14 Queen's Indian
 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 257  PGN Download
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Feb-13-06  BIDMONFA: Vitaly Kunin

KUNIN, Vitaly

Jun-04-06  MUG: I suspect that he is infact three people

Vitaly L Kunin
and also

Very Kunning!

Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Vitaly Kunin was born in Moscow, Russia the 2nd of October 1983. His daddy taught him chess at the age of 4 and Vitaly later became a Champion of Russia under 10. In the year 2001 he moved to Darmstadt in Germany with his family and now he plays under the German flag.

Kunin was awarded the Grandmaster title (GM) in 2006. He is the winner of many open tournaments. He became second in the German Championship 2006 and got 4th place in 2008. He also plays in 3 different chess leagues, the German, French and the Austrian leagues.

Kunin has won against several famous Grandmaster colleges such as Korchnoi, Yusupov, Jakovich and Gustafsson. But his most prestigious victory is from rapid chess in Mainz where he defeated Alexei Shirov as black. Kunins highest elo is 2538 which he got on the January list of 2008.

Kunin usually plays 1.Nf3 or 1.d4 with white and as black he plays a wide range of different openings from the Sicilian and the Benoni and to the Queens gambit. His style is sharp and many of his games become complicated.

Source: --> 2008 --> Profiles

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  Tabanus: Winner of the 25th Schwarzacher Open (Austria) 21-29 August 2010:

Jun-27-15  BLarsen1967:
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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Vitaly Kunin.
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