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Axel Rombaldoni
A Rombaldoni 
Photograph copyright © 2011 Adolivio Capece  
Number of games in database: 196
Years covered: 2005 to 2016
Last FIDE rating: 2551 (2488 rapid, 2466 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2567

Overall record: +78 -66 =52 (53.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (38) 
    B53 B42 B32 B81 B36
 French Defense (11) 
    C02 C11 C00 C15 C05
 Queen's Pawn Game (7) 
    A45 D02 E10
 Sicilian Kan (6) 
    B42
 King's Indian (4) 
    E94 E60
 Sicilian Taimanov (4) 
    B48 B47 B45 B46
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (25) 
    B56 B23 B22 B30 B50
 French Defense (18) 
    C03 C11 C05 C01 C16
 Queen's Pawn Game (9) 
    E00 A50 A40 D02
 Grunfeld (8) 
    D85 D80 D78 D97
 English (6) 
    A16 A13 A10 A15
 French (6) 
    C11 C13 C10
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   A Rombaldoni vs F Bentivegna, 2012 1-0
   A Rombaldoni vs Z Andriasian, 2015 1-0
   A Rombaldoni vs J Johannsdottir, 2009 1-0
   A Yakimenko vs A Rombaldoni, 2012 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Italian Teams (2015)
   Italian Team Championship (2014)
   World Junior Championship (2011)
   Millionaire Chess (2015)
   Italian Team Championship (2012)
   Reykjavik Open (2015)
   13th European Individual Championship (2012)
   European Individual Championship (2008)
   Reykjavik Open (2009)
   European Team Championship (2013)
   Cappelle-la-Grande (2014)
   European Team Championship (2015)
   Chess Olympiad (2016)
   World Junior Championship (2012)
   European Individual Championship (2015)

RECENT GAMES:
   🏆 Chess Olympiad
   A Rombaldoni vs Tomashevsky (Sep-13-16) 1/2-1/2
   R Vasquez Schroeder vs A Rombaldoni (Sep-11-16) 1-0
   E Torre vs A Rombaldoni (Sep-09-16) 1-0
   A Rombaldoni vs D Ebeling (Sep-08-16) 1/2-1/2
   A Rombaldoni vs J Vang Glud (Sep-06-16) 1-0

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AXEL ROMBALDONI
(born Mar-23-1992, 28 years old) Italy

[what is this?]
International Master (2009); Grandmaster (2013).

Winner of the Italian Championships for U10, U12 (twice), U14 (twice) and U16 (twice). Gained his 3rd GM norm, and the GM title, at the Open Capo D'Orso in June 2013, which he won with 7.5/9 (+7 -1 =1). Won the 12th Kesarovski-Stanchev Memorial 2013 held in Sunny Beach in Bulgaria in September 2013 outright with 7.5/9.

Younger brother of IM Denis Rombaldoni and the son of Andrea Rombaldoni.


 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 196  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Rombaldoni vs R Orfei ½-½2820052 Festival BadessaC15 French, Winawer
2. A Rombaldoni vs R Orfei  ½-½382005Open Miramare di RiminiB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
3. J Stocek vs A Rombaldoni  1-0282006Triest OpenA13 English
4. Khenkin vs A Rombaldoni 1-0162007Bratto FestivalD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. R Zelcic vs A Rombaldoni 1-0282008European Individual ChampionshipB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
6. A Rombaldoni vs A Monev  0-1622008European Individual ChampionshipB42 Sicilian, Kan
7. N Galopoulos vs A Rombaldoni  0-1332008European Individual ChampionshipE91 King's Indian
8. A Rombaldoni vs V Georgiev  ½-½472008European Individual ChampionshipC78 Ruy Lopez
9. J M Lopez Martinez vs A Rombaldoni  1-0402008European Individual ChampionshipE91 King's Indian
10. A Rombaldoni vs E Vegh  ½-½652008European Individual ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
11. K Kokolias vs A Rombaldoni  0-1302008European Individual ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
12. A Rombaldoni vs S Cao  0-1392008European Individual ChampionshipB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
13. G Goumas vs A Rombaldoni  1-0372008European Individual ChampionshipB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
14. A Rombaldoni vs S Reutsky  0-1432008European Individual ChampionshipC11 French
15. A Hagesaether vs A Rombaldoni  0-1322008European Individual ChampionshipB23 Sicilian, Closed
16. A Rombaldoni vs G Ketzetzis  0-1262008EU-ch U16 18thB33 Sicilian
17. A Martin Fuentes vs A Rombaldoni  0-1482008EU-ch U16 18thB23 Sicilian, Closed
18. A Rombaldoni vs A Herrera Delgado  1-0312008EU-ch U16 18thB32 Sicilian
19. L Nestorovic vs A Rombaldoni  0-1272008EU-ch U16 18thB30 Sicilian
20. A Rombaldoni vs S Mazur  ½-½622008EU-ch U16 18thB42 Sicilian, Kan
21. B Firat vs A Rombaldoni  0-1572008EU-ch U16 18thB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
22. A Rombaldoni vs S Ter-Sahakyan  ½-½662008EU-ch U16 18thB53 Sicilian
23. A Wirig vs A Rombaldoni  1-04820088th Winterthur Chess WeekD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
24. A Rombaldoni vs E Schiendorfer  ½-½3120088th Winterthur Chess WeekB53 Sicilian
25. J Rosenthal vs A Rombaldoni  1-03320088th Winterthur Chess WeekD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 196  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-20-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  GrahamClayton: Pictures of Alex, his brothers and father giving a simul in Lodi can be seen at:

http://midaschess.blogspot.com/2007...

Jul-21-10  BIDMONFA: Axel Rombaldoni

ROMBALDONI, Axel
http://www.bidmonfa.com/rombaldoni_...
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Aug-06-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: amazing 5/5 by IM Axel Rombaldoni in the 50th World Junior Chess Championship..

http://chess-results.com/tnr54092.a...

Aug-07-11  waustad: He won in the 6th round too.
Aug-07-11  waustad: His rating will take a serious jump.
Aug-07-11  dx9293: Just looking at his games from the World Junior...this guy has a lot of promise. I'm watching for him to be 2650 in a couple of years.
Aug-08-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: ohlalahhh! 3218 TPR..

GM Samvel Ter-Sahakyan (2558) is next, possibly 7/7?

http://chess-results.com/tnr54092.a...

Aug-08-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: let's get ready to Rombaldoni!!!
Aug-09-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  chancho: Slight resemblance, no?

http://www.chessbase.com/news/2011/...

http://www.peoples.ru/sport/chees_p...

Aug-10-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: from chessbase..

<Who is Axel Rombaldoni?

Axel Rombaldoni was born in Pesaro on March 23, 1992. He was taught to play by his father Andrea, an Italian Master who, when young, was one of the most promising players in the country. But his mother too, Hungarian by origin, is a good player. Axel is the second of five siblings (three boys and two girls), and the entire family plays chess! Axel completed the norms for his IM title in 2009 and the title was ratified by FIDE in January 2010. He has set a record by winning the Italian Junior Championship seven times in a row (starting with Under 10 to Under 16: U10, U12 twice, U14 twice and U16 twice!). A few weeks ago he qualified for the final of the Italian Championship, which will be played in November in the town of Perugia (he qualified last year but was not lucky on that occasion). In spite of his young age he has already won many important Italian Opens.>

http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail...

Jun-16-13  Karpova: Winner of the 5th Festival Capo d'Orso 2013 with 7.5/9 ahead of Mihail Marin (also 7.5/9 but worse Bucholz) and gaining his 3rd and final GM norm.

http://www.chessbase.com/Home/TabId...

Jun-16-13  John Abraham: Congratulations to the Tom Cruise of chess!!
Mar-23-14  waustad: 22 is a good age. I vaguely remember it. Happy b'day!
May-02-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: The <Great> Rombaldoni.
Mar-14-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  jith1207: He was said to be cheating using computer assistance, and other players scheduled to play him were once openly boycotting games they had to face him.

Source: https://en.chessbase.com/post/romba...

So, what happened? I expected to see some discussion here about that, did he ever get actually caught?

If the players were actually revolting against him, when he was said to never move from his chair or even a particular posture during his games, how could he have received assistance?

Mar-14-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: <cg.com>'s legal team will thank me for pointing out that Borislav Ivanov is meant, not the great Rombaldoni, the <Tom Cruise> of the South.
Mar-14-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: From the link cited by <jith1207>:

<....In round seven, Rombaldoni met (Borislav) Ivanov on board one and lost badly both this game and with it the chance to earn his third GM norm, which would have allowed him to become a full-blown grandmaster....>

Is that akin to having a full-blown disease?

Mar-14-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  jith1207: He did become GM on the same year though. Looks like they couldn't find an evidence to report if he had really cheated but his own compatriots were boycotting tournament or games he participated and were encouraging others to boycott their games against him.

I'd speculate that him being from Chess family would've saved him in his country and beyond.

Mar-14-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  jith1207: Having said that, (Borislav) Ivanov himself was accused of cheating in Chess and in real life, and his FIDE card has been revoked. He's reported to be arrested for selling counterfeits as well.

So you never know whom to believe.

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