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Luis Rentero Suarez vs Judit Polgar
2nd Principe de Asturias rapid (1992), Oviedo ESP, Dec-??
English Opening: Anglo-Indian Defense. Queen's Knight Variation (A16)  ·  0-1
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Jul-09-04  Solidmozza1: Rentero! The Famous Guy who hated draws?
Jul-09-04  Dogzilla: Well, he was able to avoid a draw in this game.
Jul-09-04  maddy: why is he famous ...he got only 1 game in database??
Jul-09-04  Bobsterman3000: I don't know if this is the same guy, but there is a Luis Rentero that is a sponsor of the Linares tournament. Allegedly, he walks around urging players to play fighting chess and not accept early draws.

Apparently, he also hand-delivers cash prizes for playing fighting chess and also makes players answer for their decisions to accept early draws -- even Kasparov or Anand have had to prove to him that playing on would have risked losing, with very few winning chances.

Here's an article on Rentero:

http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail...

Here's another article in which Anand says that Luis Rentero's sponsorship is good for chess:

http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail...

Feb-05-06
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  Benzol: Didn't this guy try to fine Susan Polgar and Xie Jun after they drew some games in their World Championship Match at Jaen in 1985?

That seems a bit crazy to me. Some draws are going to be inevitable in such a match.

Feb-05-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  Jim Bartle: Yes, that is exactly what Rentero tried. Polgar and Xie Jun fought back and I don't think they were ever fined.

The year was 1996, not 1985.

Feb-05-06  alicefujimori: If I remember correctly, Kasparov was also fined by Rentero in one of the Linares tournament too.
Feb-05-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  Jim Bartle: But Rentero established a "fighting chess" rule for his private tournament, which was his right. In the Polgar-Xie Jun match, he was simply hosting an official WC event. He overstepped his authority.

Rentero apparently gave surreptitious bonuses to players who won especially interesting fighting games. This is also questionable, but for some strange reason the players never objected.

Feb-05-06  aw1988: Well, normally, everyone tries to play fighting chess. MTel prevents the short draws, but since these people especially are chess professionals and devoted to it, they like the game, not just the politics.
Feb-05-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: Thanks <Jim>, I got the year wrong.

If I remember righty both Susan and Xie were quite upset over the incident.

Feb-05-06  CreamyGoodness: Trading off that dark square bishop for a knight when your the opponent's dark square bishop is fianchettoed and pointing at your King corner is pretty... adventurous.
Dec-18-10  kramputz: Luis Rentero is a rude tug.During the 1996 Women's World Championship between Zsuzsa (Suzan)Polgar and Xie Jun this jerk created the most unethical behavior and wanted to fine both players $25,000 because game #2 and #3 were draws. The story was published in the March18 issue of Inside Chess magazine.(Yasser Seirawan publication) Luis Rentero must have a mental disorder.
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