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Sabino Brunello
Number of games in database: 563
Years covered: 2003 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2532 (2722 rapid, 2641 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2617

Overall record: +224 -127 =174 (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:
 King's Indian (28) 
    E81 E62 E60 E94 E97
 Sicilian (28) 
    B30 B43 B90 B32 B48
 Grunfeld (20) 
    D85 D80 D96 D71 D78
 Slav (20) 
    D11 D12 D10 D15 D17
 Queen's Gambit Declined (19) 
    D30 D38 D37 D35 D31
 Queen's Pawn Game (19) 
    E00 A41 A45 E10 A50
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (43) 
    C78 C77 C91 C69 C84
 Sicilian (33) 
    B48 B47 B51 B43 B44
 Slav (30) 
    D10 D12 D16 D18 D17
 Caro-Kann (25) 
    B18 B12 B10 B11 B13
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (21) 
    C91 C84 C89 C92 C95
 Nimzo Indian (15) 
    E46 E54 E34 E21 E42
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   F Guido vs Brunello, 2007 0-1
   J Garnelis vs Brunello, 2009 0-1
   A Kovchan vs Brunello, 2013 0-1
   Yu Yangyi vs Brunello, 2014 0-1
   Brunello vs D Reinderman, 2014 1-0
   Brunello vs R Edouard, 2005 1/2-1/2
   E Valeanu vs Brunello, 2006 0-1
   H Stevic vs Brunello, 2013 0-1
   Brunello vs R Kozlov, 2006 1/2-1/2
   C Wagener vs Brunello, 2016 0-1

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

   🏆 European Club Cup
   Ahmad Ahmadzada vs Brunello (Nov-14-19) 1-0
   Axel Smith vs Brunello (Nov-12-19) 0-1
   Brunello vs O Salama (Nov-11-19) 1-0
   J Rendboe vs Brunello (Nov-10-19) 1/2-1/2
   Brunello vs N Grandelius (Apr-16-19) 0-1

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(born Jun-27-1989, 31 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 Championship (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).

Wikipedia article: Sabino Brunello

Last updated: 2018-06-27 04:09:36

 page 1 of 23; games 1-25 of 563  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Brunello vs B Belotti  ½-½302003Intel Pentium4B05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
2. Brunello vs L Lenic  0-1522004Wch U16B30 Sicilian
3. Brunello vs Mikhalchishin  0-1472005Mitropa CupC45 Scotch Game
4. A Kveinys vs Brunello  1-045200519th Pula OpenE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
5. Brunello vs J Cronan  1-0362005Wch U16B01 Scandinavian
6. K Vijay vs Brunello  ½-½502005Wch U16C47 Four Knights
7. M Huerga Leache vs Brunello  1-0642005Wch U16C89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
8. Brunello vs R Rehberg  1-0172005Wch U16B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
9. T H Toufighi vs Brunello  ½-½622005Wch U16C47 Four Knights
10. Brunello vs R Edouard  ½-½422005Wch U16B32 Sicilian
11. N Yap vs Brunello  0-1302005Wch U16C77 Ruy Lopez
12. Brunello vs I Brener  ½-½422005Wch U16B30 Sicilian
13. Brunello vs F Vallejo Pons  0-1292005European Club CupB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
14. Brunello vs T Luukkonen  1-0402005European Club CupB30 Sicilian
15. P Makoli vs Brunello  1-0312005European Club CupA46 Queen's Pawn Game
16. Brunello vs T Kett 1-0352005European Club CupB30 Sicilian
17. Brunello vs A Gunnarsson  0-1812005European Club CupC45 Scotch Game
18. V Novikov vs Brunello  1-0562005European Club CupC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
19. J Aulin-Jansson vs Brunello  1-0302005European Club CupA02 Bird's Opening
20. Brunello vs Naumkin  ½-½332006Verona opC45 Scotch Game
21. J Rowson vs Brunello  1-0412006Verona OpenE12 Queen's Indian
22. Brunello vs Eljanov  ½-½412006Turin OlympiadB30 Sicilian
23. Hracek vs Brunello  1-0402006Turin OlympiadC78 Ruy Lopez
24. Brunello vs C Pace  1-0282006Turin OlympiadB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
25. Brunello vs M Poulsen  1-0482006Turin OlympiadC02 French, Advance
 page 1 of 23; games 1-25 of 563  PGN Download
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  Octavia: Sabino is coming to Scotland - how old is he?
Jun-21-07  BIDMONFA: Sabino Brunello


May-08-10  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

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.

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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