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Valentin Dragnev
Number of games in database: 200
Years covered: 2014 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2499 (2348 rapid, 2426 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2520

Overall record: +61 -66 =48 (48.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 25 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (26) 
    B40 B90 B52 B30 B91
 French Defense (10) 
    C05 C07 C03 C09
 French Tarrasch (10) 
    C05 C07 C03 C09
 Ruy Lopez (9) 
    C84 C95 C78 C77 C65
 Caro-Kann (8) 
    B13 B16 B12 B18 B10
 Sicilian Najdorf (5) 
    B90 B91
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (20) 
    C95 C78 C77 C84 C92
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (11) 
    C95 C84 C92 C89 C86
 Giuoco Piano (9) 
    C53 C54 C50
 Queen's Pawn Game (8) 
    E00 D02 A45 E10 A46
 Caro-Kann (8) 
    B12 B15 B10
 Queen's Gambit Declined (7) 
    D35 D37 D30 D31
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   C Bauer vs Valentin Dragnev, 2016 1/2-1/2
   Valentin Dragnev vs J L Chabanon, 2015 1-0
   Valentin Dragnev vs N Homer, 2015 1-0
   K Tairi vs Valentin Dragnev, 2014 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   World Youth Championship U18 (2016)
   PokerStars IoM Masters (2015)
   Bundesliga 2015/16 (2015)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2017)
   World Junior Championship (2017)
   European Individual Championship (2016)
   Bundesliga 2017/18 (2017)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2018)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2015)
   Bundesliga 2016/17 (2016)
   Rilton Cup 2017/18 (2017)
   Chess Olympiad (2016)
   Isle of Man Masters (2018)
   Chess Olympiad (2018)

   🏆 Isle of Man Masters
   Valentin Dragnev vs N Zhukova (Oct-27-18) 1-0
   J Jackson vs Valentin Dragnev (Oct-26-18) 1-0
   Valentin Dragnev vs M Paterek (Oct-25-18) 1-0
   Valentin Dragnev vs Tarjan (Oct-24-18) 0-1
   Kramnik vs Valentin Dragnev (Oct-23-18) 1-0

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(born Mar-05-1999, 19 years old) Austria

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Grandmaster (2018).

He became a FIDE Master in 2014 and an International Master in 2016.

Last updated: 2018-07-22 04:27:36

 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 200  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Valentin Dragnev vs Delchev  0-1412014Karpos OpenB40 Sicilian
2. Valentin Dragnev vs I Rykov 1-0522014Karpos OpenC07 French, Tarrasch
3. K Tairi vs Valentin Dragnev 0-1352014Karpos OpenD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
4. M Roeder vs Valentin Dragnev  1-0392014Karpos OpenA15 English
5. A V Kovalev vs Valentin Dragnev  1-0502014Tschaturanga OpenC95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer
6. Valentin Dragnev vs O Jovanic  ½-½472015Zadar Open AC42 Petrov Defense
7. Valentin Dragnev vs N Homer 1-0222015Tradewise GibraltarB12 Caro-Kann Defense
8. A S Rasmussen vs Valentin Dragnev  1-0232015Tradewise GibraltarE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
9. Valentin Dragnev vs M De Rosa 1-0342015Tradewise GibraltarB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
10. M Muzychuk vs Valentin Dragnev  1-0382015Tradewise GibraltarB40 Sicilian
11. Valentin Dragnev vs R Amgalanbaatar  1-0642015Tradewise GibraltarC05 French, Tarrasch
12. Tarjan vs Valentin Dragnev 0-1362015Tradewise GibraltarD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
13. Valentin Dragnev vs M Al Sayed  1-0452015Tradewise GibraltarB06 Robatsch
14. E Iturrizaga vs Valentin Dragnev  1-0272015Tradewise GibraltarA15 English
15. Valentin Dragnev vs G Popilski  0-1472015Tradewise GibraltarB20 Sicilian
16. P Almagro Llamas vs Valentin Dragnev  0-1322015Tradewise GibraltarA46 Queen's Pawn Game
17. Naiditsch vs Valentin Dragnev 1-0432015Bundesliga 2015/16B12 Caro-Kann Defense
18. Valentin Dragnev vs J L Chabanon  1-0262015Bundesliga 2015/16B16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
19. D Baramidze vs Valentin Dragnev  ½-½492015Bundesliga 2015/16A05 Reti Opening
20. Valentin Dragnev vs P Cafolla  1-0392015Isle of Man MastersC78 Ruy Lopez
21. S Brunello vs Valentin Dragnev  1-0422015Isle of Man MastersD85 Grunfeld
22. Valentin Dragnev vs J I M Grant  1-0652015Isle of Man MastersB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
23. J Lampert vs Valentin Dragnev  1-0322015Isle of Man MastersE00 Queen's Pawn Game
24. Valentin Dragnev vs D G Fridman  0-1492015Isle of Man MastersC07 French, Tarrasch
25. D Kolbus vs Valentin Dragnev  1-0902015Isle of Man MastersA30 English, Symmetrical
 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 200  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-05-15  waustad: He attained an IM norm at Gibtel. He was the only Austrian player at the tournament it seems. I recall that Austrians usually go straight south to get out of the cold, so the south of Spain isn't as much of a draw for them as for many others. A big tournament in Greece would probably be more popular, though soon there will be a major tournament in Graz, by Austrian standards. Here is some video of him (in German):
Dec-19-15  waustad: He is now very close to the IM title. He picked up 33.4 elo in the Zadar Open and looking at the regs, he picked up an eight game IM norm (see item 1.41c in the FIDE norm regulations), which was all he needed since he already had nine game and ten game norms. It appears that he needs a little over 10 elo more to get the title.
Dec-28-15  waustad: With a good start at the Zurich Christmas Open, he's 2.5/3 so far, he's picking up more elo.
Apr-01-16  waustad: If I read he Austrian site correctly, he just got the IM title, last week.
Dec-17-16  waustad: He has achieved his first GM norm at the Zadar Open.
Jan-29-17  waustad: His play at Gibraltar has been eye opening. Consecutive wins against 3 GMs including Kovalenko and Ivanchuk will pull his rating over the necessary 2500 and leave him in excellent position to get another GM norm. He seems to have zoomed past the Kreisl, Froewis, Schachinger, Diermair group and may soon have only Ragger to look up to in Austrian chess.
Jan-30-17  BIDMONFA: Valentin Dragnev

DRAGNEV, Valentin

Feb-01-17  waustad: Congratulations on the second GM norm since Christmas!
Apr-10-17  waustad: The Austrians all had good starts in the GM norm tournament in Slovakia. This link is probably ephemeral. Dragnev and Kreisl both won today playing black and Shengelia drew.
Aug-12-17  waustad: He's the top rated player in this year's Austrian Championship, which is taking place now in Graz. Games are being broadcast live via
Nov-21-17  waustad: So far in the U20 championship, hes on pace for a third GM norm.
Apr-30-18  waustad: Congratulations on the final GM norm, achieved in the German Bundesliga. The story is on the Austrian chess blog,
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  wordfunph: <waustad> is number 1 fan of GM Dragnev.
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