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Vahap Sanal
Number of games in database: 447
Years covered: 2010 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2515 (2476 rapid, 2480 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2557

Overall record: +132 -85 =87 (57.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 143 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (62) 
    B30 B94 B67 B52 B32
 Ruy Lopez (39) 
    C65 C85 C78 C95 C60
 Reti System (18) 
    A05 A06 A04
 French Defense (17) 
    C07 C09 C03 C05 C18
 Caro-Kann (15) 
    B13 B18 B10 B15 B14
 French Tarrasch (15) 
    C07 C09 C03 C05 C04
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (41) 
    C78 C84 C77 C80 C95
 Queen's Indian (38) 
    E12 E17 E15 E14
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (19) 
    C84 C95 C96 C86 C90
 Queen's Pawn Game (19) 
    A45 E00 A46 A41 A40
 English (17) 
    A14 A18 A17 A15 A16
 Nimzo Indian (17) 
    E20 E34 E25 E23 E36
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   J L Hammer vs V Sanal, 2011 0-1
   V Sanal vs V Malakhov, 2017 1-0
   V Sanal vs E Can, 2012 1/2-1/2
   B Arjun vs V Sanal, 2010 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   World's Youth Stars (2012)
   Dubai Open (2019)
   European Club Cup (2017)
   World Youth Championship U18 (2016)
   European Team Championship (2017)
   Nakhchivan Open (2015)
   World Junior Championship (2018)
   World Junior Championship (2015)
   World Junior Championship (2013)
   Chess Olympiad (2018)
   Chess Olympiad (2012)
   World Junior Championship (2017)
   European Championship (2019)
   European Individual Championship (2014)
   Abu Dhabi Masters (2019)

   🏆 Abu Dhabi Masters
   M A Tabatabaei vs V Sanal (Aug-10-19) 1-0
   V Sanal vs V Onischuk (Aug-09-19) 1-0
   M Mahalakshmi vs V Sanal (Aug-08-19) 0-1
   V Sanal vs A Esipenko (Aug-07-19) 0-1
   C Aravindh vs V Sanal (Aug-05-19) 1/2-1/2

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(born May-26-1998, 21 years old) Turkey

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Grandmaster Sanal(1) won his International Master title(2) in 2012. Sanal became a Candidate Master in 2008 when he won the 4th World Schools Chess Championships - Open U11 held in Singapore, scoring 8.5/9. He won his FM title in 2012 and in that year, also won the European School Championship Open 15 with 8.5/9. He played board 3 for the Turkey 2016 team at the Chess Olympiad (2012), scoring 4.5/9 (TPR 2403).

He scored 8/10 for his team's top board(3, 4) at the 2014 World youth team chess Olympiad.

References / Sources

(1) (2016 GM title result), (2) (IM title application), (3) (2014 WYCO homepage), (4) (2014 WYCO standings).


Last updated: 2016-09-29 22:09:44

 page 1 of 18; games 1-25 of 447  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. V Sanal vs F V Tsiros  1-0392010WYCC Open U12B94 Sicilian, Najdorf
2. B Arjun vs V Sanal  0-1312010WYCC Open U12E80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
3. V Sanal vs R C Toma  1-0522010WYCC Open U12C85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)
4. M Petrosyan vs V Sanal  0-1342010WYCC Open U12A16 English
5. T Beerdsen vs V Sanal  0-1442010WYCC Open U12C96 Ruy Lopez, Closed
6. V Sanal vs J K Duda  0-1382010WYCC Open U12C95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer
7. V Sanal vs Ghosh Diptayan  1-0662010WYCC Open U12B01 Scandinavian
8. V Sanal vs K W Troff  0-1652010WYCC Open U12B99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line
9. A Tari vs V Sanal  ½-½382010WYCC Open U12C45 Scotch Game
10. V Sanal vs Yi Xu  1-0322010WYCC Open U12B22 Sicilian, Alapin
11. A Donchenko vs V Sanal  1-0452010WYCC Open U12B41 Sicilian, Kan
12. J L Hammer vs V Sanal 0-144201113th Dubai OpenE15 Queen's Indian
13. V Sanal vs S R Chowdhury  ½-½32201113th Dubai OpenB30 Sicilian
14. L Guliev vs V Sanal 0-145201113th Dubai OpenC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
15. V Sanal vs B Adhiban 0-141201113th Dubai OpenC85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)
16. R Bhuvanesh vs V Sanal  ½-½45201113th Dubai OpenC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
17. V Sanal vs S D Swapnil ½-½65201113th Dubai OpenB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
18. S Semiev vs V Sanal  ½-½22201113th Dubai OpenA45 Queen's Pawn Game
19. V Sanal vs D Zarkua  0-134201113th Dubai OpenB42 Sicilian, Kan
20. Krishna G V Sai vs V Sanal  1-039201113th Dubai OpenC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
21. A Yuksel vs V Sanal  ½-½542011Turkish Team ChampionshipB41 Sicilian, Kan
22. E Koksal vs V Sanal  1-0592011Turkish Team ChampionshipE98 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1
23. V Sanal vs S Soysal  ½-½632011Turkish Team ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
24. D Ciloglu vs V Sanal  0-1242011Turkish Team ChampionshipC55 Two Knights Defense
25. V Sanal vs E Hasbay  1-0382011Turkish Team ChampionshipB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
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  wordfunph: from chessbase..

<In round one in the Dubai Open the 12-year-old, rated 2200, faced GM Jon Ludvig Hammer, rated 400 points higher than him, with the black pieces and simply outplayed the current tournament leader:>

mark that name --- Vahap Sanal.

Sep-22-11  BIDMONFA: Vahap Sanal

SANAL, Vahap

May-30-12  King Sacrificer: One of many bright kids from Turkey. Here's his website:

It's only Turkish though.

Sep-20-19  Chesgambit: Young grandmaster
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