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🏆 I Torneo Iberoamericano (Grupo-A) (2004)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Ruben Felgaer, Reynaldo Vera, Andres Rodriguez Vila, Gilberto Hernandez Guerrero, Daniel Hugo Campora, Luis Galego, Roberto Cifuentes Parada, Oswaldo Zambrana, Ernesto Fernandez-Romero, Ismael Teran Alvarez

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 41  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Galego vs R Felgaer  0-1452004I Torneo Iberoamericano (Grupo-A)B30 Sicilian
2. G Hernandez Guerrero vs I Teran Alvarez  ½-½352004I Torneo Iberoamericano (Grupo-A)B52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
3. A Rodriguez Vila vs E Fernandez-Romero ½-½862004I Torneo Iberoamericano (Grupo-A)C02 French, Advance
4. R Vera vs D H Campora  ½-½282004I Torneo Iberoamericano (Grupo-A)A53 Old Indian
5. O Zambrana vs R Cifuentes  ½-½262004I Torneo Iberoamericano (Grupo-A)B57 Sicilian
6. I Teran Alvarez vs Galego  0-1572004I Torneo Iberoamericano (Grupo-A)B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
7. A Rodriguez Vila vs G Hernandez Guerrero 1-0292004I Torneo Iberoamericano (Grupo-A)B56 Sicilian
8. E Fernandez-Romero vs R Cifuentes  ½-½362004I Torneo Iberoamericano (Grupo-A)B54 Sicilian
9. R Felgaer vs R Vera 1-0632004I Torneo Iberoamericano (Grupo-A)B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
10. D H Campora vs O Zambrana  0-1342004I Torneo Iberoamericano (Grupo-A)B33 Sicilian
11. O Zambrana vs R Felgaer 0-1432004I Torneo Iberoamericano (Grupo-A)B07 Pirc
12. R Vera vs I Teran Alvarez  1-0382004I Torneo Iberoamericano (Grupo-A)D02 Queen's Pawn Game
13. G Hernandez Guerrero vs E Fernandez-Romero  ½-½212004I Torneo Iberoamericano (Grupo-A)C02 French, Advance
14. Galego vs A Rodriguez Vila 0-1432004I Torneo Iberoamericano (Grupo-A)C01 French, Exchange
15. R Cifuentes vs D H Campora  ½-½142004I Torneo Iberoamericano (Grupo-A)D10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
16. R Felgaer vs R Cifuentes  1-0362004I Torneo Iberoamericano (Grupo-A)B58 Sicilian
17. E Fernandez-Romero vs D H Campora  ½-½392004I Torneo Iberoamericano (Grupo-A)B05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
18. G Hernandez Guerrero vs Galego  1-0362004I Torneo Iberoamericano (Grupo-A)C10 French
19. O Zambrana vs A Rodriguez Vila  ½-½212004I Torneo Iberoamericano (Grupo-A)B47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
20. R Vera vs G Hernandez Guerrero  ½-½232004I Torneo Iberoamericano (Grupo-A)A36 English
21. Galego vs E Fernandez-Romero 1-0552004I Torneo Iberoamericano (Grupo-A)A20 English
22. E Fernandez-Romero vs R Felgaer  ½-½162004I Torneo Iberoamericano (Grupo-A)B32 Sicilian
23. Galego vs R Vera  0-1372004I Torneo Iberoamericano (Grupo-A)B22 Sicilian, Alapin
24. G Hernandez Guerrero vs O Zambrana  0-1372004I Torneo Iberoamericano (Grupo-A)B23 Sicilian, Closed
25. A Rodriguez Vila vs R Cifuentes  ½-½682004I Torneo Iberoamericano (Grupo-A)B24 Sicilian, Closed
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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-24-04
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  Knight13: Ruben Felgaer won the event with an impressive 8/9!
Nov-24-04
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  Knight13: I can't believe Ernesto Fernandez-Romero had 8 draws and 1 defeat!
Nov-25-04
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  refutor: why can't you believe that?
Nov-25-04
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  Knight13: <refutor> I don't know. I just don't get much draws when I need to.
Nov-25-04
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  Sneaky: I'm with Knight13 on this one... I almost never get a draw, and if I do it's usually a "tactical" draw, like when the losing side finds perpetual check. In my nine games at the US Open I only made it to the time control (move 40) one time, can you believe that? And as usual, no draws.

I can appreciate however, that if you want to play chess professionally you can't just throw a draw away by chasing some fantasy variation in vague hopes of a win. The players who stubbornly say, "I'm not taking any chances, YOU take the chances" are the ones who finish with plus scores.

Nov-25-04
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  Knight13: I'm with Sneaky. People usually never agree a draw when the game is stuck with pawns that your pieces almost never moves out. I am still an Intermediate Player. But when I play with other Intermediate Players, they say "Wel'll see," or "I don't agree it." And then both gets a win, either me or the opponent, or the game just went on and on and, finally, draw is accepted.

So when you offer a draw and they refuse it and you lost, you might think "I wished he agreed the draw!" Or "Dang! I should've agreed that draw!" and either way you get a little mad.

So this is my comment: "If the position is pretty much stuck, agree the draw. If not, play on see what happens. You might or might not like the after results."

Dec-05-04  aw1988: I'm a fan of marathon games, and I love endgames. So, if you can't stomp me in the middlegame or opening, I get to have some great fun. :)
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