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Sabino Brunello
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Number of games in database: 658
Years covered: 2002 to 2022
Last FIDE rating: 2532 (2722 rapid, 2641 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2617

Overall record: +251 -143 =225 (58.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 39 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (32) 
    E81 E97 E62 E75 E60
 Sicilian (30) 
    B30 B43 B90 B32 B48
 Slav (26) 
    D11 D12 D10 D15 D17
 Queen's Gambit Declined (25) 
    D30 D37 D35 D38 D06
 Queen's Pawn Game (23) 
    E00 E10 A41 A45 A50
 Grunfeld (21) 
    D85 D80 D71 D96 D97
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (48) 
    C78 C77 C92 C91 C84
 Sicilian (38) 
    B48 B47 B43 B51 B90
 Slav (36) 
    D10 D12 D16 D18 D11
 Caro-Kann (29) 
    B18 B12 B10 B13 B11
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (23) 
    C91 C92 C89 C84 C90
 Nimzo Indian (16) 
    E46 E54 E34 E32 E21
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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
   W Kobese vs Brunello, 2014 0-1
   Yu Yangyi vs Brunello, 2014 0-1
   Brunello vs D Reinderman, 2014 1-0
   E Valeanu vs Brunello, 2006 0-1
   Brunello vs R Edouard, 2005 1/2-1/2
   A Ismagambetov vs Brunello, 2010 0-1
   Brunello vs R Kozlov, 2006 1/2-1/2

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

   🏆 European Championship
   Brunello vs S Vetokhin (Mar-13-23) 1/2-1/2
   G Gaehwiler vs Brunello (Mar-12-23) 1/2-1/2
   Brunello vs E Najer (Mar-11-23) 1/2-1/2
   V Manafov vs Brunello (Mar-10-23) 1/2-1/2
   Brunello vs A Eren (Mar-09-23) 1/2-1/2

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(born Jun-27-1989, 33 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 31; games 1-25 of 762  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Stellwagen vs Brunello  1-0312002Wch U16C62 Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense
2. N Sulava vs Brunello  ½-½412003Verona op 9thE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
3. Brunello vs M Godena  0-1532003Milan Pentium4 3rdC45 Scotch Game
4. Brunello vs B Belotti  ½-½302003Intel Pentium4B05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
5. Brunello vs G Lettieri  1-0232003ITA-ch U20 26thB22 Sicilian, Alapin
6. Brunello vs L Lenic  0-1522004Wch U16B30 Sicilian
7. M Mrdja vs Brunello  ½-½1062005Verona op 11thC50 Giuoco Piano
8. J Lundin vs Brunello  ½-½492005Novi Sad TS03 opA46 Queen's Pawn Game
9. Brunello vs A Mikhalchishin  0-1472005Mitropa CupC45 Scotch Game
10. J Bernasek vs Brunello  ½-½302005Mitropa CupE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
11. A Kveinys vs Brunello  1-045200519th Pula OpenE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
12. Brunello vs J Cronan  1-0362005Wch U16B01 Scandinavian
13. K Vijay vs Brunello  ½-½502005Wch U16C47 Four Knights
14. M Huerga Leache vs Brunello  1-0642005Wch U16C89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
15. Brunello vs R Rehberg  1-0172005Wch U16B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
16. Toufighi vs Brunello  ½-½622005Wch U16C47 Four Knights
17. Brunello vs R Edouard  ½-½422005Wch U16B32 Sicilian
18. N Yap vs Brunello  0-1302005Wch U16C77 Ruy Lopez
19. Brunello vs I Brener  ½-½422005Wch U16B30 Sicilian
20. G Lettieri vs Brunello  ½-½602005ITA-ch U20E56 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 7...Nc6
21. Brunello vs F Vallejo Pons  0-1292005European Club CupB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
22. Brunello vs T Luukkonen  1-0402005European Club CupB30 Sicilian
23. P Makoli vs Brunello  1-0312005European Club CupA46 Queen's Pawn Game
24. Brunello vs T Kett 1-0352005European Club CupB30 Sicilian
25. Brunello vs A Gunnarsson  0-1812005European Club CupC45 Scotch Game
 page 1 of 31; games 1-25 of 762  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-13-07  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?
Jan-19-14  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%.
Jan-28-22  Albertan: Battle of the Sexes:round 4:Team Sabino catches up:

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