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Sabino Brunello
Number of games in database: 354
Years covered: 2003 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 2540 (2638 rapid, 2649 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2617
Overall record: +158 -91 =105 (59.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (26) 
    B30 B90 B43 B48 B36
 King's Indian (17) 
    E60 E62 E81 E73 E61
 Grunfeld (14) 
    D85 D71 D96 D79 D76
 Slav (14) 
    D11 D15 D12 D10 D17
 Queen's Pawn Game (13) 
    E00 A45 A41 A40 A50
 English (12) 
    A13 A15 A14 A11 A16
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (27) 
    C78 C89 C84 C69 C77
 Caro-Kann (21) 
    B18 B12 B10 B13 B11
 Slav (21) 
    D10 D18 D16 D12 D13
 Sicilian (18) 
    B48 B40 B43 B44 B20
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (13) 
    C89 C84 C91 C96 C90
 Queen's Indian (9) 
    E15 E12 E18 E17
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   F Guido vs S Brunello, 2007 0-1
   A Kovchan vs S Brunello, 2013 0-1
   S Brunello vs S Malikentzos, 2012 1-0
   P Mazzilli vs S Brunello, 2014 0-1
   S Brunello vs C Jeitz, 2014 1-0
   K Vijay vs S Brunello, 2005 1/2-1/2
   Y Yu vs S Brunello, 2014 0-1
   S Brunello vs D Reinderman, 2014 1-0
   M Illingworth vs S Brunello, 2014 0-1
   S Brunello vs Sutovsky, 2014 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Tata Steel (Group C) (2013)
   Politiken Cup (2013)
   Bratto Festival (2007)
   48th World Junior Championship (2009)
   European Individual Championships (2013)
   World Junior Championship (2006)
   European Individual Championships (2010)
   37th Chess Olympiad (2006)
   13th European Individual Championship (2012)
   European Individual Championships (2014)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2012)
   Chess Olympiad (2012)
   Chess Olympiad (2010)
   Chess Olympiad (2014)
   Reykjavik Open (2015)

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(born Jun-27-1989, 25 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 15; games 1-25 of 354  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 I Brener  ½-½42 2005 BELFORT YWCC Boys Under 16B30 Sicilian
4. S Brunello vs T Luukkonen  1-040 2005 21st European Club CupB30 Sicilian
5. S Brunello vs J Cronan  1-036 2005 BELFORT YWCC Boys Under 16B01 Scandinavian
6. V Novikov vs S Brunello  1-056 2005 21st European Club CupC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 6.d4
7. S Brunello vs F Vallejo Pons  0-129 2005 21st European Club CupB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
8. K Vijay vs S Brunello  ½-½50 2005 BELFORT YWCC Boys Under 16C47 Four Knights
9. S Brunello vs A Gunnarsson  0-181 2005 21st European Club CupC45 Scotch Game
10. N Yap vs S Brunello  0-130 2005 BELFORT YWCC Boys Under 16C77 Ruy Lopez
11. S Brunello vs Mikhalchishin  0-147 2005 Mitropa CupC45 Scotch Game
12. M Huerga Leache vs S Brunello  1-064 2005 BELFORT YWCC Boys Under 16C89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
13. S Brunello vs T Kett  1-035 2005 21st European Club CupB35 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Modern Variation with Bc4
14. S Brunello vs R Rehberg  1-017 2005 BELFORT YWCC Boys Under 16B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
15. A Kveinys vs S Brunello  1-045 2005 19th Pula OpenE05 Catalan, Open, Classical line
16. T H Toufighi vs S Brunello  ½-½62 2005 BELFORT YWCC Boys Under 16C47 Four Knights
17. P Makoli vs S Brunello  1-031 2005 21st European Club CupA46 Queen's Pawn Game
18. S Brunello vs R Edouard  ½-½42 2005 BELFORT YWCC Boys Under 16B36 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto
19. J Aulin-Jansson vs S Brunello  1-030 2005 21st European Club CupA02 Bird's Opening
20. S Brunello vs S Nyysti  ½-½16 2006 37th Chess OlympiadC45 Scotch Game
21. S Brunello vs P Piscopo  ½-½15 2006 Montecatini TermeB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
22. A Gorovets vs S Brunello  0-173 2006 World Junior ChampionshipC77 Ruy Lopez
23. S Brunello vs Eljanov  ½-½41 2006 37th Chess OlympiadB30 Sicilian
24. S Brunello vs O Korneev  0-133 2006 Triest OpenB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
25. S Brunello vs Ganguly 1-029 2006 37th Chess OlympiadC02 French, Advance
 page 1 of 15; games 1-25 of 354  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":

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  Karposian: Winner of Tata Steel C-group 2013. Bravo Sabino!! E forza Italia!!
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  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!
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  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

Jan-19-14  john barleycorn: I know a Brunello di Montalcino, 1995. Any relation?
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  whiteshark: Good vintage!
Jan-19-14  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.

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