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Vahap Sanal
Number of games in database: 536
Years covered: 2010 to 2021
Last FIDE rating: 2581 (2536 rapid, 2503 blitz)

Overall record: +148 -92 =106 (58.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 190 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (72) 
    B94 B30 B67 B52 B32
 Ruy Lopez (44) 
    C65 C85 C78 C60 C95
 French Defense (22) 
    C07 C09 C11 C03 C05
 Reti System (20) 
    A05 A06 A04
 Caro-Kann (17) 
    B18 B15 B13 B12 B14
 King's Indian Attack (17) 
    A07 A08
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (44) 
    C78 C77 C84 C80 C95
 Queen's Indian (42) 
    E12 E17 E15 E14
 Queen's Pawn Game (27) 
    E00 A46 A45 A40 A41
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (19) 
    C84 C95 C90 C86 C96
 Nimzo Indian (19) 
    E34 E20 E32 E23 E25
 English (18) 
    A14 A18 A15 A17 A13
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   J L Hammer vs V Sanal, 2011 0-1
   V Sanal vs V Malakhov, 2017 1-0
   V Sanal vs E Can, 2012 1/2-1/2
   A Styazhkina vs V Sanal, 2012 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   World's Youth Stars (2012)
   Dubai Open (2019)
   World Youth Championship U18 (2016)
   European Championship (2021)
   Turkish Team Championship (2011)
   European Club Cup (2017)
   World Junior Championship (2018)
   World Junior Championship (2015)
   European Championship (2015)
   World Junior Championship (2013)
   European Championship (2019)
   Istanbul Olympiad (2012)
   Batumi Olympiad (2018)
   World Junior Championship (2017)
   Abu Dhabi Masters (2019)

   🏆 European Team Championship
   V Sanal vs Bluebaum (Nov-21-21) 0-1
   V Sanal vs Lorenzo Lodici (Nov-20-21) 1-0
   B Arvola Notkevich vs V Sanal (Nov-19-21) 0-1
   V Sanal vs G Quparadze (Nov-18-21) 1/2-1/2
   V Sanal vs J B Bjerre (Nov-16-21) 1-0

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(born May-26-1998, 23 years old) Turkey

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Grandmaster Sanal(1) won his International Master title(2) in 2012. Sanal became a Candidate Master in 2008 when he won the 4th World Schools Chess Championships - Open U11 held in Singapore, scoring 8.5/9. He won his FM title in 2012 and in that year, also won the European School Championship Open 15 with 8.5/9. He played board 3 for the Turkey 2016 team at the Istanbul Olympiad (2012), scoring 4.5/9 (TPR 2403).

He scored 8/10 for his team's top board(3, 4) at the 2014 World youth team chess Olympiad.

References / Sources

(1) (2016 GM title result), (2) (IM title application), (3) (2014 WYCO homepage), (4) (2014 WYCO standings).


Wikipedia article: Vahap Şanal

Last updated: 2021-09-04 21:31:39

 page 1 of 23; games 1-25 of 564  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. V Sanal vs G Grigore  0-1532010Angora GM SchevB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
2. G Grigore vs V Sanal  1-0342010Angora GM SchevE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
3. V Sanal vs F V Tsiros  1-0392010WYCC Open U12B94 Sicilian, Najdorf
4. A Bharat vs V Sanal  0-1312010WYCC Open U12E80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
5. V Sanal vs R Toma  1-0522010WYCC Open U12C85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)
6. M Petrosyan vs V Sanal  0-1342010WYCC Open U12A16 English
7. T Beerdsen vs V Sanal  0-1442010WYCC Open U12C96 Ruy Lopez, Closed
8. V Sanal vs Duda  0-1382010WYCC Open U12C95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer
9. V Sanal vs Ghosh Diptayan  1-0662010WYCC Open U12B01 Scandinavian
10. V Sanal vs K W Troff  0-1652010WYCC Open U12B99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line
11. A Tari vs V Sanal  ½-½382010WYCC Open U12C45 Scotch Game
12. V Sanal vs Yi Xu  1-0322010WYCC Open U12B22 Sicilian, Alapin
13. A Donchenko vs V Sanal  1-0452010WYCC Open U12B41 Sicilian, Kan
14. J L Hammer vs V Sanal 0-144201113th Dubai OpenE15 Queen's Indian
15. V Sanal vs S R Chowdhury  ½-½32201113th Dubai OpenB30 Sicilian
16. L Guliev vs V Sanal 0-145201113th Dubai OpenC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
17. V Sanal vs B Adhiban 0-141201113th Dubai OpenC85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)
18. R Bhuvanesh vs V Sanal  ½-½45201113th Dubai OpenC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
19. S Semiev vs V Sanal  ½-½22201113th Dubai OpenA45 Queen's Pawn Game
20. V Sanal vs S D Swapnil ½-½65201113th Dubai OpenB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
21. V Sanal vs D Zarkua  0-134201113th Dubai OpenB42 Sicilian, Kan
22. Krishna G V Sai vs V Sanal  1-039201113th Dubai OpenC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
23. A Yuksel vs V Sanal  ½-½542011Turkish Team ChampionshipB41 Sicilian, Kan
24. E Koksal vs V Sanal  1-0592011Turkish Team ChampionshipE98 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1
25. V Sanal vs S Soysal  ½-½632011Turkish Team ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
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  wordfunph: from chessbase..

<In round one in the Dubai Open the 12-year-old, rated 2200, faced GM Jon Ludvig Hammer, rated 400 points higher than him, with the black pieces – and simply outplayed the current tournament leader:>

mark that name --- Vahap Sanal.

Sep-22-11  BIDMONFA: Vahap Sanal

SANAL, Vahap

May-30-12  King Sacrificer: One of many bright kids from Turkey. Here's his website:

It's only Turkish though.

Sep-20-19  Chesgambit: Young grandmaster

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