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Vahap Sanal
V Sanal 
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Number of games in database: 635
Years covered: 2007 to 2021
Last FIDE rating: 2581 (2536 rapid, 2503 blitz)

Overall record: +165 -113 =127 (56.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 230 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (84) 
    B30 B67 B94 B52 B51
 Ruy Lopez (50) 
    C65 C85 C78 C69 C60
 Reti System (26) 
    A05 A06 A04
 French Defense (24) 
    C07 C09 C11 C03 C05
 Caro-Kann (22) 
    B13 B18 B12 B15 B10
 King's Indian Attack (19) 
    A07 A08
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (49) 
    C78 C84 C77 C80 C95
 Queen's Indian (44) 
    E17 E12 E15 E14 E19
 Queen's Pawn Game (33) 
    E00 A46 A45 A41 A40
 Nimzo Indian (24) 
    E34 E20 E41 E38 E32
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (21) 
    C84 C95 C86 C90 C96
 English (21) 
    A14 A16 A18 A17 A15
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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 N Lubbe, 2021 1-0
   V Sanal vs E Can, 2012 1/2-1/2
   V Sanal vs R Shanmugam, 2012 1-0

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

   🏆 World Blitz Championship
   Grischuk vs V Sanal (Dec-30-22) 1-0, blitz
   V Sanal vs Niemann (Dec-30-22) 1-0, blitz
   V Sanal vs A Riazantsev (Dec-30-22) 0-1, blitz
   Vachier-Lagrave vs V Sanal (Dec-30-22) 1-0, blitz
   V Sanal vs M Matlakov (Dec-30-22) 1/2-1/2, blitz

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(born May-26-1998, 24 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 29; games 1-25 of 716  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. B Korpa vs V Sanal  1-0602007EU-ch U10 17thB22 Sicilian, Alapin
2. V Sanal vs G Grigore  0-1532010Angora GM SchevB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
3. G Grigore vs V Sanal  1-0342010Angora GM SchevE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
4. Z Gofshtein vs V Sanal  1-0352010Angora GM SchevE76 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack
5. V Sanal vs Z Gofshtein  0-1392010Angora GM SchevC70 Ruy Lopez
6. V Sanal vs V Moskalenko  0-1322010Angora GM SchevC05 French, Tarrasch
7. V Moskalenko vs V Sanal  1-0312010Angora GM SchevE76 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack
8. V Sanal vs F V Tsiros  1-0392010WYCC Open U12B94 Sicilian, Najdorf
9. A Bharat vs V Sanal  0-1312010WYCC Open U12E80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
10. V Sanal vs R Toma  1-0522010WYCC Open U12C85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)
11. M Petrosyan vs V Sanal  0-1342010WYCC Open U12A16 English
12. T Beerdsen vs V Sanal  0-1442010WYCC Open U12C96 Ruy Lopez, Closed
13. V Sanal vs Duda  0-1382010WYCC Open U12C95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer
14. V Sanal vs Ghosh Diptayan 1-0662010WYCC Open U12B01 Scandinavian
15. V Sanal vs K Troff  0-1652010WYCC Open U12B99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line
16. A Tari vs V Sanal  ½-½382010WYCC Open U12C45 Scotch Game
17. V Sanal vs Yi Xu  1-0322010WYCC Open U12B22 Sicilian, Alapin
18. A Donchenko vs V Sanal  1-0452010WYCC Open U12B41 Sicilian, Kan
19. J L Hammer vs V Sanal 0-144201113th Dubai OpenE15 Queen's Indian
20. V Sanal vs S R Chowdhury  ½-½32201113th Dubai OpenB30 Sicilian
21. L Guliev vs V Sanal 0-145201113th Dubai OpenC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
22. V Sanal vs B Adhiban 0-141201113th Dubai OpenC85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)
23. R Bhuvanesh vs V Sanal  ½-½45201113th Dubai OpenC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
24. S Semiev vs V Sanal  ½-½22201113th Dubai OpenA45 Queen's Pawn Game
25. V Sanal vs S D Swapnil ½-½65201113th Dubai OpenB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
 page 1 of 29; games 1-25 of 716  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-16-11  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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