Alberto David is an Italian chess Grandmaster born in Luxembourg on March 26, 1970. David was awarded the title of Grandmaster in 1998 and the International Master title in 1993. As of November 2022, his FIDE rating was 2517, while his Peak rating was 2631 as of May 2010.
In 1974, David and his family relocated from Milan, from which he was born in 1970, to Luxembourg, where he eventually learned how to play chess. David had some achievements when he was younger, but his chess profession didn’t start until he completed his philosophy studies in London in 1992.
In 1998, David achieved grandmaster status, becoming the country’s first grandmaster. David played on the top board for Luxembourg at the Chess Olympiads in 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, and 2006.
David received an overall silver medal in 2002 after scoring 84.6%. David received a gold medal in 2003 for the first board of the European Team Championship’s outstanding individual accomplishment.
David acquired Italian citizenship in 2012, and in July of the same year, he switched to the Italian Chess Federation.
David participated in the 2014 Olympics on the second board for Italy.
In 2015, 2nd seed Alberto David took the lead after 6 rounds at the Anogia Open. At the event, David defeated top seed Tamir Nabaty.
These two shared a score of 4.5/5. Alberto used black against Nikolas Theodorou in the seventh round. David eventually triumphed at the Anogia Open competition. A half-point better than the first seed, Tamir Nabaty, David finished with 7.5/9 (+6,-0,=3) after a spectacular 6.5/7 start.
David’s performance was especially praised because he spent the entire event on the first or second Board.
Among the notable tournaments David competed in include; the Elista Olympiad (1998), 2nd Chartres GM (2021), Italian Championship (2013), Isle of Man Open (1997), European Union Championship (2008), 5th IIFL Wealth Mumbai Open 2019/20 (2019), Liverpool Open (2007), Kolkata Open (2012), Rilton Cup 1997/98 (1997), Yerevan Olympiad (1996), Bled Olympiad (2002), Moscow Olympiad (1994), Chigorin Memorial (2013), Istanbul Olympiad (2000), and the European Championship (2006).
David won the HZ Event in Vlissingen in 1999. Over the course of three Olympiads, David dominated. He had a +24 -2 =13 record for Luxenberg on the first board from 1998 to 2002.
In 2003 and 2005, David won the Paris Chess Championship
In 2011, David earned victory at the first Riga Technical University Open
Furthermore, David won the 1st NAO Chess Club GM tournament in Paris in 2003.
David won the Italian Chess Championship in 2012, in 2016 after defeating Sabino Brunello in a knockout, and once more in 2019.
David also defeated Niels Willems in a tie-break to win the Festival International des Jeunes competition in Paris in 2022.
Zoltan Almasi vs Alberto David – Corsica Masters, Round 2 – Bastia, France – November 04, 2005
Alberto David vs Trajce Nedev – European Club Cup, Round 3 – Kemer, Turkey – October 05, 2007
Darmen Sadvakasov vs Alberto David – Aeroflot Open, Round 3 – Moscow, Russia – February 17, 2005