GM Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu

Full name
Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu
Born
Aug 1, 1976 (age 44)‎
Place of birth
Brasov, Romania
Federation
Romania
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Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu is a Romanian grandmaster who has played for Germany since 2014. He won the Romanian Chess Championship in 1996, won the European Individual Chess Championship in 2005, and beat FIDE world champion Veselin Topalov the following year in a four-game exhibition match.

Another bright spot in Nisipeanu’s career came in 1999, when he reached the semifinals of the FIDE World Chess Championship after defeating GMs Vassily Ivanchuk and Alexei Shirov. Nisipeanu is known for being a very aggressive player. In October 2005, he reached his peak rating (2707) and world ranking (15).

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