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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 F 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)B56 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 F Romero vs R Cifuentes  ½-½362004I Torneo Iberoamericano (Grupo-A)B45 Sicilian, Taimanov
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 F 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 F 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)C11 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 F Romero 1-0552004I Torneo Iberoamericano (Grupo-A)A20 English
22. E F 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)B25 Sicilian, Closed
25. A Rodriguez Vila vs R Cifuentes  ½-½682004I Torneo Iberoamericano (Grupo-A)A07 King's Indian Attack
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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-24-04  Knight13: Ruben Felgaer won the event with an impressive 8/9!
Nov-24-04  Knight13: I can't believe Ernesto Fernandez-Romero had 8 draws and 1 defeat!
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  refutor: why can't you believe that?
Nov-25-04  Knight13: <refutor> I don't know. I just don't get much draws when I need to.
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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  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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