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Manuel Apicella
Number of games in database: 310
Years covered: 1984 to 2013
Last FIDE rating: 2520 (2516 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2555
Overall record: +107 -90 =113 (52.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (69) 
    B58 B33 B90 B92 B42
 Ruy Lopez (24) 
    C67 C95 C91 C97 C78
 Sicilian Najdorf (16) 
    B90 B92
 French Defense (15) 
    C11 C10 C18 C16 C19
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (13) 
    C95 C91 C97 C84 C92
 French (10) 
    C11 C10
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (66) 
    C05 C18 C02 C01 C19
 King's Indian (36) 
    E94 E90 E67 E60 E76
 French Winawer (29) 
    C18 C19 C16 C15 C17
 French Tarrasch (23) 
    C05 C06
 Sicilian (12) 
    B31 B30 B59 B57 B38
 Queen's Gambit Declined (9) 
    D31 D30 D37
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   M Apicella vs C Bauer, 2003 1-0
   M Apicella vs Lautier, 1986 1/2-1/2
   H Deveau vs M Apicella, 2005 0-1
   P Nikac vs M Apicella, 2007 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Cappelle la Grande (2009)
   Cappelle La Grande (2003)
   European Club Cup (2006)
   European Clubs Cup (Men) (2003)
   European Club Cup (2007)
   12th European Individual Championship (2011)
   27th Cappelle-la-Grande (2011)
   28th Cappelle-la-Grande (2012)
   French Team Championship (2013)

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MANUEL APICELLA
(born Apr-19-1970, 44 years old) France

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GM Manuel Apicella was born in Longjumeau, France. He was awarded the GM title in 1995. GM Apicella became French Chess Champion in 1992 and played for France in three Chess Olympiads (1994, 1996 and 2000).

Wikipedia article: Manuel Apicella


 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 310  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Anand vs M Apicella 1-025 1984 Champigny sur Marne opB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
2. M Apicella vs Lautier ½-½45 1986 Ch-FraB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
3. M Apicella vs Degraeve  1-035 1986 FRA-chBB30 Sicilian
4. Lautier vs M Apicella  1-045 1987 Ch FRAA54 Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3
5. M Apicella vs J P Boudre  1-042 1987 Ch FranceC50 Giuoco Piano
6. G Andruet vs M Apicella  ½-½19 1987 FRA-chA54 Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3
7. Hebden vs M Apicella  ½-½67 1988 Ch Paris A48 King's Indian
8. M Apicella vs Reshevsky  ½-½51 1988 GMA Qualification TournamentB42 Sicilian, Kan
9. I Bilek vs M Apicella  ½-½8 1988 Val Maubuee (France)A15 English
10. M Apicella vs L Shamkovich  1-041 1988 Belgrade (Yugoslavia)B42 Sicilian, Kan
11. G Andruet vs M Apicella  ½-½13 1989 Paris-ch opB40 Sicilian
12. M Apicella vs Ivkov  ½-½60 1989 Cannes opB30 Sicilian
13. A Kosten vs M Apicella  1-035 1989 EU-chT (Men)C05 French, Tarrasch
14. J Benjamin vs M Apicella  1-066 1989 Ch Paris (open)C02 French, Advance
15. M Apicella vs Kupreichik 0-141 1989 Val MaubueeB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
16. G Andruet vs M Apicella  1-057 1989 Val MaubueeE71 King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3)
17. M Apicella vs Tolnai  1-041 1989 EU-chT (Men)B42 Sicilian, Kan
18. Plachetka vs M Apicella  0-146 1989 EU-chT (Men)E91 King's Indian
19. V Garabedian vs M Apicella  ½-½52 1989 Royan opE60 King's Indian Defense
20. M Apicella vs G Andruet  ½-½17 1989 FRA-chC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
21. M Apicella vs V Kovacevic  ½-½16 1989 Vinkovci ;CBM 16C11 French
22. S Djuric vs M Apicella  1-067 1989 EU-chT (Men)C15 French, Winawer
23. Shirov vs M Apicella  1-036 1989 Val Maubuee (France)E73 King's Indian
24. M Apicella vs F Rayner  1-063 1989 EU-chT (Men)C89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
25. M Apicella vs Razuvaev  0-136 1990 Paris-ch opB83 Sicilian
 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 310  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-10-06  BIDMONFA: Manuel Apicella

APICELLA, Manuel
http://www.bidmonfa.com/apicella_ma...
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Feb-10-06  jackmandoo: He looks like a chess palyer.
Feb-10-06  blingice: Apparently you have to do more than be a Grandmaster to get a picture and a multi-word bio on <CG.com>...
Feb-13-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  dakgootje: Think hes got one of the best bio's of the whole site! ;-)
Dec-10-06  stanleys: I won against GM Apicella a week ago in a rapid tournament.This was my first-ever tournament game against a grandmaster!
Dec-10-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  refutor: congratulations! show us the game!
Dec-11-06  stanleys: Thanks <refutor>!
Unfortunately I could not restore the whole game - remember only about 30-35 moves.Will post it soon
Dec-12-06  stanleys: Here it is:
stanleys - GM Apicella

1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.g3 Bg7 4.Bg2 0-0 5.0-0 d6 6.d4 Nbd7 7.Nc3 e5 8.e4 ed4 9.Nd4 Re8 10.h3 Nc5 11.Re1 Bd7 12.Rb1 a6?! 13.b4 Ne6 14.Nb3 Rb8 15.Be3 h6?! 16.Qd2 Kh7 17.Rbd1 Qc8 18.Kh2 b5 19.c5 Ng5 20.Bg5 hg5 21.cd6 cd6 22.Rc1 Qd8 23.Qd6 Rb6 24.Qd2 g4 25.Rcd1 Qc8 26.Nc5 Be6 27.h4 Bc4 28.Nd5 Rd6 29.Qf4 Red8 30.a3 Nd5 31.ed5 Rf6 32.Qe3 Rf5 33.d6 Bf8 34.d7 Qc7 35.Na6 Qd7 36.Rd7 Rd7 37.Be4 Rf6 38.Nc5 Ra7....1:0

Dec-14-06  stanleys: Winning this game in the last round allowed me to get the third prize
Apr-19-08  brankat: CG.com's biography of Mr.Apicella reads: "Grandmaster."

A gem of brevity! :-)

Happy Birthday Manuel!

Apr-19-08  slomarko: could be worse they could have writen: "chessplayer" ;)
Apr-19-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: http://www.clichy-echecs.org/equip1...
Apr-19-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  Calli: "Vice-Champion de France 1994"

What's a vice champion? Player has a lot of vices?

Apr-19-08  MichAdams: It's a fancy dan way of saying 'runner-up'.
Apr-19-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: That would be this player, <calli>

M Sinn

Apr-19-08  brankat: Calli is just joking :-)
Apr-20-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  Calli: Yes, but the French must be joking too. "vice" means "in place of", the vice-president can take the role of president, a viceroy is in place of the Roi or king in a territory. Vice-champion in chess? If the first place winner dies, you take their place until next year?
Apr-20-08  brankat: Yes, that's in the FIDE regulations since June 2006. (Reg. # I-123 ABC etc) :-)

Jun-10-08  stanleys: About 1,5 year later: Same tournament,same round (the last one),same colours and same opening line.However, this time the game was drawn and we changed our places in the tournament table: GM Apicella took the third prize and me the fourth

stanleys(2240) -GM Apicella(2533)
1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.g3 Bg7 4.Bg2 0-0 5.0-0 d6 6.d4 Nbd7 7.Nc3 e5 8.e4 ed4 9.Nxd4 Re8 10.Re1 Nc5 11.h3 a6 12.Rb1 Bd7 13.b4 Ne6 14.Nb3 Re8 15.Be3 Ng4 16.hg4 Bxc3 17.Bd2 Bxd2 18.Qxd2 Qg5 19.Qxg5 Nxg5 20.f4 Ne6 21.g5 Ba4 22.e5 de5 23.Rxe5 Bxb3 24.ab3 c6 25.b5 ab5 26.cb5 Nd4 27.Rxe8 Rxe8 28.bc6 bc6 29.Rd1 c5 30.Rd3 Re1+ 31.Kf2 Re2+ 32.Kf1 Rb2 33.Bd5 Kg7 34.Rc3 Nc2 35.Rxc5 Ne3+ 36.Kg1 Nxd5 37.Rxd5 Rxb3 38.Kf2 h6 39.gh6+ Kxh6 40.g4 1/2 - 1/2

Feb-16-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: http://ratings.fide.com/card.phtml?...

Biographies:
http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manuel... (in French) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manuel... (in English) http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manuel... (in German) http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manuel... (in Polish) http://heritageechecsfra.free.fr/ap...

Pictures:
http://www.chessbase.de/2009/capell... http://www.chessbase.com/news/2008/...
http://www.franconville-echecs.com/...

Mar-26-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Wow, thanks for that, <Tabanus>. Good job!
Dec-22-11  Tietie007: Serais-tu la bÍte noire d'Apicella, en Rapide ?
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