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Sabino Brunello
Number of games in database: 407
Years covered: 2003 to 2016
Last FIDE rating: 2570 (2638 rapid, 2670 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2617
Overall record: +179 -102 =126 (59.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (27) 
    B30 B90 B43 B48 B36
 King's Indian (19) 
    E81 E60 E62 E75 E73
 Slav (17) 
    D11 D12 D15 D10 D17
 Grunfeld (16) 
    D85 D71 D78 D96 D79
 Queen's Pawn Game (14) 
    E00 A45 A41 A40 A50
 Queen's Gambit Declined (13) 
    D30 D38 D06 D35
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (31) 
    C78 C89 C84 C69 C77
 Slav (23) 
    D10 D18 D16 D12 D13
 Caro-Kann (22) 
    B18 B12 B10 B13 B11
 Sicilian (20) 
    B48 B40 B20 B43 B44
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (15) 
    C89 C84 C91 C96 C90
 Queen's Indian (12) 
    E15 E12 E17
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   F Guido vs S Brunello, 2007 0-1
   S Brunello vs D Reinderman, 2014 1-0
   Yu Yangyi vs S Brunello, 2014 0-1
   M Illingworth vs S Brunello, 2014 0-1
   A Kovchan vs S Brunello, 2013 0-1
   S Brunello vs S Malikentzos, 2012 1-0
   J Mehringer vs S Brunello, 2016 0-1
   S Brunello vs R Edouard, 2005 1/2-1/2
   S Brunello vs R Kozlov, 2006 1/2-1/2
   K Vijay vs S Brunello, 2005 1/2-1/2

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

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(born Jun-27-1989, 27 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).

Last updated: 2016-07-28 12:52:35

 page 1 of 17; games 1-25 of 407  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. S Brunello vs B Belotti  ½-½30 2003 Intel Pentium4B05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
2. S Brunello vs L Lenic  0-152 2004 Wch U16B30 Sicilian
3. S Brunello vs T Luukkonen  1-040 2005 21st European Club CupB30 Sicilian
4. S Brunello vs J Cronan  1-036 2005 BELFORT YWCC Boys Under 16B01 Scandinavian
5. V Novikov vs S Brunello  1-056 2005 21st European Club CupC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 6.d4
6. S Brunello vs F Vallejo Pons  0-129 2005 21st European Club CupB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
7. K Vijay vs S Brunello  ½-½50 2005 BELFORT YWCC Boys Under 16C47 Four Knights
8. S Brunello vs A Gunnarsson  0-181 2005 21st European Club CupC45 Scotch Game
9. N Yap vs S Brunello  0-130 2005 BELFORT YWCC Boys Under 16C77 Ruy Lopez
10. S Brunello vs Mikhalchishin  0-147 2005 Mitropa CupC45 Scotch Game
11. M Huerga Leache vs S Brunello  1-064 2005 BELFORT YWCC Boys Under 16C89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
12. S Brunello vs T Kett  1-035 2005 21st European Club CupB35 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Modern Variation with Bc4
13. S Brunello vs R Rehberg  1-017 2005 BELFORT YWCC Boys Under 16B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
14. A Kveinys vs S Brunello  1-045 2005 19th Pula OpenE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
15. T H Toufighi vs S Brunello  ½-½62 2005 BELFORT YWCC Boys Under 16C47 Four Knights
16. P Makoli vs S Brunello  1-031 2005 21st European Club CupA46 Queen's Pawn Game
17. S Brunello vs R Edouard  ½-½42 2005 BELFORT YWCC Boys Under 16B36 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto
18. J Aulin-Jansson vs S Brunello  1-030 2005 21st European Club CupA02 Bird's Opening
19. S Brunello vs I Brener  ½-½42 2005 BELFORT YWCC Boys Under 16B30 Sicilian
20. A Gorovets vs S Brunello  0-173 2006 World Junior ChampionshipC77 Ruy Lopez
21. S Brunello vs Eljanov  ½-½41 2006 37th Chess OlympiadB30 Sicilian
22. S Brunello vs O Korneev  0-133 2006 Triest OpenB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
23. S Brunello vs Ganguly 1-029 2006 37th Chess OlympiadC02 French, Advance
24. W Li vs S Brunello  1-025 2006 World Junior ChampionshipC78 Ruy Lopez
25. A Pashikian vs S Brunello  1-032 2006 World Junior ChampionshipC89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
 page 1 of 17; games 1-25 of 407  PGN Download
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  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.
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  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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