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Sabino Brunello
Number of games in database: 535
Years covered: 2003 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2542 (2670 rapid, 2641 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2617

Overall record: +211 -120 =166 (59.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 38 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (28) 
    B30 B90 B43 B48 B33
 King's Indian (26) 
    E81 E60 E97 E73 E75
 Slav (19) 
    D11 D12 D15 D10 D17
 Queen's Pawn Game (19) 
    E00 E10 A41 A45 A50
 Queen's Gambit Declined (18) 
    D30 D38 D35 D37 D31
 Grunfeld (17) 
    D85 D71 D96 D78 D72
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (41) 
    C78 C77 C91 C92 C89
 Slav (30) 
    D10 D12 D16 D18 D11
 Sicilian (28) 
    B48 B43 B47 B40 B44
 Caro-Kann (25) 
    B18 B12 B10 B11 B13
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (20) 
    C91 C89 C84 C92 C90
 Nimzo Indian (13) 
    E54 E46 E34 E42 E32
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   F Guido vs S Brunello, 2007 0-1
   Yu Yangyi vs S Brunello, 2014 0-1
   S Brunello vs D Reinderman, 2014 1-0
   A Kovchan vs S Brunello, 2013 0-1
   C Wagener vs S Brunello, 2016 0-1
   S Brunello vs R Edouard, 2005 1/2-1/2
   M Illingworth vs S Brunello, 2014 0-1
   H Stevic vs S Brunello, 2013 0-1
   S Brunello vs S Malikentzos, 2012 1-0
   S Brunello vs T Kett, 2005 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Tata Steel Group C (2013)
   Politiken Cup (2013)
   European Individual Championships (2013)
   PokerStars IoM Masters (2015)
   48th World Junior Championship (2009)
   Isle of Man Open (2016)
   Reykjavik Open (2016)
   World Junior Championship (2006)
   Politiken Cup (2015)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2012)
   European Individual Championships (2010)
   37th Chess Olympiad (2006)
   13th European Individual Championship (2012)
   Chess Olympiad (2010)
   Reykjavik Open (2015)

   🏆 Reykjavik Open
   T Abrahamyan vs S Brunello (Mar-14-18) 1/2-1/2
   S Brunello vs A L'Ami (Mar-13-18) 1-0
   T K Antal vs S Brunello (Mar-12-18) 1-0
   S Brunello vs L'Ami (Mar-11-18) 1/2-1/2
   S Foisor vs S Brunello (Mar-10-18) 0-1

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(born Jun-27-1989, 28 years old) Italy

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FIDE awarded Brunello the Grandmaster title in 2010. He won the Tata Steel (Group C) (2013) with an 11/13 score, one of the best performances in the 75-year history of the Wijk aan Zee tournament. An excellent 7.5/11 result in the European Individual Championships (2013) qualified him to play in the World Cup (2013), but he lost to Pavel Eljanov in the first round and was eliminated from the contest. Brother of Marina Brunello and Roberta Brunello.

He is the author of the book "Attacking the Spanish" (2009).

 page 1 of 22; games 1-25 of 535  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S Brunello vs B Belotti  ½-½302003Intel Pentium4B05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
2. S Brunello vs L Lenic  0-1522004Wch U16B30 Sicilian
3. S Brunello vs R Rehberg  1-0172005BELFORT YWCC Boys Under 16B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
4. S Brunello vs I Brener  ½-½422005BELFORT YWCC Boys Under 16B30 Sicilian
5. S Brunello vs R Edouard  ½-½422005BELFORT YWCC Boys Under 16B32 Sicilian
6. M Huerga Leache vs S Brunello  1-0642005BELFORT YWCC Boys Under 16C89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
7. S Brunello vs Mikhalchishin  0-1472005Mitropa CupC45 Scotch Game
8. A Kveinys vs S Brunello  1-045200519th Pula OpenE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
9. S Brunello vs J Cronan  1-0362005BELFORT YWCC Boys Under 16B01 Scandinavian
10. K Vijay vs S Brunello  ½-½502005BELFORT YWCC Boys Under 16C47 Four Knights
11. T H Toufighi vs S Brunello  ½-½622005BELFORT YWCC Boys Under 16C47 Four Knights
12. N Yap vs S Brunello  0-1302005BELFORT YWCC Boys Under 16C77 Ruy Lopez
13. S Brunello vs F Vallejo Pons  0-129200521st European Club CupB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
14. S Brunello vs T Luukkonen  1-040200521st European Club CupB30 Sicilian
15. P Makoli vs S Brunello  1-031200521st European Club CupA46 Queen's Pawn Game
16. S Brunello vs T Kett 1-035200521st European Club CupB30 Sicilian
17. S Brunello vs A Gunnarsson  0-181200521st European Club CupC45 Scotch Game
18. V Novikov vs S Brunello  1-056200521st European Club CupC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
19. J Aulin-Jansson vs S Brunello  1-030200521st European Club CupA02 Bird's Opening
20. S Brunello vs Naumkin  ½-½332006Verona opC45 Scotch Game
21. J Rowson vs S Brunello  1-0412006Verona OpenE12 Queen's Indian
22. S Brunello vs Eljanov  ½-½41200637th Chess OlympiadB30 Sicilian
23. Hracek vs S Brunello  1-040200637th Chess OlympiadC78 Ruy Lopez
24. S Brunello vs C Pace  1-028200637th Chess OlympiadB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
25. S Brunello vs M Poulsen  1-048200637th Chess OlympiadC02 French, Advance
 page 1 of 22; games 1-25 of 535  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member
  Octavia: Sabino is coming to Scotland - how old is he?
Jun-21-07  BIDMONFA: Sabino Brunello


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  notyetagm: A *beautiful* combination:

<(1) Bellini,Fabio - Brunello,Sabino [B51]

42. CIS Master Arvier (Ao), 30.04.2010

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  GrahamClayton: Finally a GM and author of "Attacking the Spanish":

Jan-27-13  Karposian: Winner of Tata Steel C-group 2013. Bravo Sabino!! E forza Italia!!
Jan-27-13  Karpova: Impressive win with 11/13 (+9 =4 -0): Tata Steel (Group C) (2013)

Performance of 2764 (

Jul-28-13  SimonWebbsTiger: Sabino must have had some birthday luck his way. In round 1 of the Politiken Cup (28 July) 2013, he won an endgame despite the material being rook and four pawns versus his rook and bishop!
Aug-06-13  Karpova: In Fabiano's shadow, he has established himself as Italy's 2nd best player and with another strong showing at Politiken Cup (2013) with a 7th place (places 2-8 shared 8.0/10 points - -) with a score of +8 =0 -2 and a performance of 2627 -

His new rating will be 2602 according to the official site

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  john barleycorn: I know a Brunello di Montalcino, 1995. Any relation?
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  whiteshark: Good vintage!
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  john barleycorn: <whiteshark: Good vintage!> Definitely! Had it in Como, sitting outside with a great view, back in 2003.
Jul-26-14  Stonehenge: Was he born on 07-26 or 06-27?

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  Penguincw: Congratz to Sabino Brunello for winning the Durban Open 2014 (and also 18.4 rating points)! He finished with 9/11, edging out Sahaj Grover on the 2nd tiebreaks 65.5-62.5 (whatever it was). Brunello would've never won if it weren't for the black draw against Grover in Round 4 or the white win against Gupta in Round 7. Gupta finished half a point behind.

The only other Italian at the event was Axel Rombladoni, who finished with 7/11.

Jul-13-16  CountryGirl: Interesting player. Despite authoring a nice book on the Spanish, his record as black with this appears woeful. He seems to have much better stats with the Caro-Kann or Sicilian. ChessGames does not have many French Advance games of his, but apparently he is an absolute killer with this system, scoring over 80%.
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