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Daniel Dardha
D Dardha 
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Number of games in database: 367
Years covered: 2015 to 2022
Last FIDE rating: 2449 (2469 rapid, 2468 blitz)

Overall record: +144 -77 =131 (59.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 15 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Gambit Declined (21) 
    D37 D31 D30 D36 D35
 Sicilian (19) 
    B30 B22 B31 B52 B53
 Queen's Pawn Game (17) 
    A45 E10 A46 A40 E00
 King's Indian (15) 
    E92 E90 E60 E61 E67
 English (14) 
    A13 A10 A16 A15 A14
 Reti System (11) 
    A04 A06 A05
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (72) 
    B30 B32 B31 B22 B33
 Queen's Pawn Game (21) 
    A50 E10 A45 A46 D02
 Nimzo Indian (16) 
    E46 E21 E20 E39 E44
 Queen's Gambit Declined (14) 
    D30 D31 D38 D37 D35
 Reti System (10) 
    A04 A06
 English (9) 
    A15 A10 A16
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   D Dardha vs P Shuvalova, 2022 1-0
   B Kienboeck vs D Dardha, 2015 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Belgian Championship (2021)
   Cappelle-La-Grande Open (2022)
   Tata Steel Challengers (2022)
   Sunway Sitges Open (2020)
   Sunway Sitges Open (2021)
   European Club Cup (2021)
   European Team Championship (2021)
   World Cadets U12 (2016)
   European Individual Championship (2022)
   Batumi Olympiad (2018)
   European Team Championship (2019)

   🏆 World Blitz Championship
   Mukhiddin Madaminov vs D Dardha (Dec-30-22) 1-0, blitz
   Shankland vs D Dardha (Dec-30-22) 0-1, blitz
   D Dardha vs Harikrishna (Dec-30-22) 1/2-1/2, blitz
   D Dardha vs M Kobalia (Dec-30-22) 1-0, blitz
   Rapport vs D Dardha (Dec-30-22) 1/2-1/2, blitz

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(born Oct-01-2005, 17 years old) Belgium

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Grandmaster. He was Belgian Champion in 2019 and 2021. In 2017, aged 12, he won the U-14 Blitz Chess Championship. He earned his International Master title in 2019, shortly after winning the Belgian Chess Championship.. He earned his Grandmaster title in 2021 after winning the Belgian Chess Championship for the second time, becoming Belgium's youngest ever Grandmaster at age 15.

Dardha's father, Arben Dardha, became U-20 Albanian Champion at age 16, is a FIDE Master and, as of 2019, Dardha's coach (Dardha is also intermittently coached by Ivan Sokolov). Dardha's grandfather, Bardhyl Dardha, coached the Tomori chess club in Berat, Albania as well as his son. At age 82, he was still active in online chess.

Wikipedia article: Daniel Dardha

Last updated: 2022-05-21 10:57:09

 page 1 of 17; games 1-25 of 422  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. B Kienboeck vs D Dardha 0-1232015FIDE World Youth U10 OpenB33 Sicilian
2. R Pogorelov vs D Dardha  1-062201642nd Sitges OpenD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
3. Grigor Davtyan vs D Dardha  1-0442016World Cadets U12E10 Queen's Pawn Game
4. D Dardha vs A Melkonyan  0-1402016World Cadets U12D31 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. Dohyeon A Yun vs D Dardha  0-1262016World Cadets U12B45 Sicilian, Taimanov
6. D Dardha vs X Leibert  1-0342016World Cadets U12A45 Queen's Pawn Game
7. A Munshi vs D Dardha  0-1602016World Cadets U12B32 Sicilian
8. D Dardha vs Brandon Mingye Wang  1-0432016World Cadets U12B10 Caro-Kann
9. M Petkov vs D Dardha  ½-½532016World Cadets U12E33 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
10. D Dardha vs J G Cardoso Cardoso  ½-½392016World Cadets U12A45 Queen's Pawn Game
11. Mohan Kushagra vs D Dardha  1-0532016World Cadets U12B45 Sicilian, Taimanov
12. D Dardha vs Vasily Volovich  ½-½632016World Cadets U12A83 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
13. Kumar Pradeep Karthik vs D Dardha  0-1882016World Cadets U12D30 Queen's Gambit Declined
14. D Dardha vs H T Lai  0-128201711th BPB Limburg OpenE15 Queen's Indian
15. D Dardha vs M Tissir  0-149201743rd Sitges OpenA45 Queen's Pawn Game
16. D Dardha vs A Rios Parra  0-153201743rd Sitges OpenA31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
17. D Dardha vs P Motwani  ½-½242017Bruges MastersA90 Dutch
18. Alessandro Altea vs D Dardha  0-1402017Bruges MastersE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
19. D Dardha vs T Beerdsen  0-1702017Bruges MastersE19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
20. D Dardha vs Z Varga  0-1532017Bruges MastersB07 Pirc
21. Zubov vs D Dardha  1-0342017Sunway Sitges OpenE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
22. D Dardha vs H T Lai  0-142201812th BPB Limburg OpenE10 Queen's Pawn Game
23. Stefan Bekker vs D Dardha  0-167201812th BPB Limburg OpenA04 Reti Opening
24. I Farago vs D Dardha  ½-½602018FSIM JulyD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
25. D Dardha vs Erik Furedi  1-0532018FSIM JulyA04 Reti Opening
 page 1 of 17; games 1-25 of 422  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-09-19  BIDMONFA: Daniel Dardha

DARDHA, Daniel

Sep-02-19  PhilFeeley: Nice bio here:

May-08-20  wordfunph: <Daniel has, just like Magnus Carlsen, an exceptional memory. He does not only remember his own games but also the other games and players he watches during tournaments. When he was 11, he was approached by another chess player who told him: 'We played together in a tournament two years ago, but probably you do not remember me.' Daniel told him: 'Yes, I do remember you, you are X. Two years ago, you played four tables down from me at the tournament in Brasschaat. You played with the Black pieces against Y and achieved a winning position, but unfortunately lost the game after you blundered your bishop on b4!'>

Source: NICM 2019 # by Han Schut

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