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Cristhian Cruz Sanchez
Number of games in database: 74
Years covered: 2006 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2541 (2502 rapid, 2469 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2563
Overall record: +34 -20 =20 (59.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

With the White pieces:
 Semi-Slav (5) 
    D43 D45 D44
 Modern Benoni (4) 
    A73 A57 A58 A62
 Nimzo Indian (4) 
    E46 E38 E25
 English, 1 c4 c5 (4) 
    A36 A37 A31
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (13) 
    B92 B47 B51 B21 B90
 Queen's Pawn Game (7) 
    A40 A46 D05 A45 E00
 Sicilian Najdorf (5) 
    B92 B90 B93
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(born Feb-07-1992, 24 years old) Peru

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Cristhian (sometimes spelled as "Christian") Cruz became a FIDE master in 2004 and an IM in 2008. In 2012 he was awarded the GM title. He is the son of IM Filemon Cruz and the brother of IM Jonathan Cruz.

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 74  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. R Forster vs C Cruz  0-153 2006 37th Chess OlympiadB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
2. C Cruz vs R Djurhuus  0-148 2006 37th Chess OlympiadA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
3. C Cruz vs S Conquest  0-124 2006 37th Chess OlympiadA31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
4. H Asis Gargatagli vs C Cruz  ½-½28 2006 XXIX Open Barbera del VallesE38 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5
5. P Dias vs C Cruz  ½-½60 2006 37th Chess OlympiadE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
6. D J Queralto vs C Cruz  0-169 2006 37th Chess OlympiadB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
7. H Teske vs C Cruz  1-030 2006 XXIX Open Barbera del VallesB54 Sicilian
8. I Gourlay vs C Cruz  1-027 2006 37th Chess OlympiadA04 Reti Opening
9. S Cicak vs C Cruz  1-047 2006 37th Chess OlympiadB50 Sicilian
10. C Cruz vs A H Wohl  0-147 2006 37th Chess OlympiadE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
11. C Cruz vs T Likavsky  0-134 2006 37th Chess OlympiadE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
12. C Cruz vs J Cuartas Medina  0-120 2006 XXIX Open Barbera del VallesD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
13. C Cruz vs V Mikhalevski  0-138 2006 37th Chess OlympiadD76 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6
14. B Bieluczyk vs C Cruz  0-157 2006 37th Chess OlympiadB53 Sicilian
15. M Latorre vs C Cruz  0-158 2006 37th Chess OlympiadE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
16. C Cruz vs F Cruz  ½-½12 2006 XXIX Open Barbera del VallesE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
17. E Rodriguez Guerrero vs C Cruz  0-142 2009 LIII CampeonatoC11 French
18. M Narciso Dublan vs C Cruz  1-046 2009 LIII Cto Div. HonorA37 English, Symmetrical
19. C Cruz vs O Almeida Quintana  0-164 2009 Tancats de la Societat Coral CA73 Benoni, Classical, 9.O-O
20. C Cruz vs Caruana  ½-½58 2009 LIII Cto Div. HonorA58 Benko Gambit
21. P Maza Broto vs C Cruz  0-133 2009 LIII CampeonatoE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
22. C Cruz vs E Ubilava  0-163 2009 LIII CampeonatoD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
23. A Mammadov vs C Cruz  0-160 2010 WYCC Open U18B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
24. C Cruz vs G Nikolashvili  1-039 2010 WYCC Open U18E25 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
25. L C De Arco vs C Cruz  0-155 2010 WYCC Open U18B23 Sicilian, Closed
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  Caissanist: 16 year-old FM Cristhian Cruz of Peru. He apparently liked Europe so much when he went to the last olympiad that he decided to stay, and his improvement since then has been mind-boggling. The 2225 rating is from April 2006; on the July 2008 list he is at 2508, and Fide projects that he has risen to 2520 since then. That would make him Peru's second player, behind GM Granda.
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  Caissanist: Now in fact Peru's second player, at 2534 (2545 projected)--but still only an FM, even though he reportedly got the necessary IM norms years ago. Cruz seems to be on bad terms with the Peruvian chess federation and was widely criticized for moving to Spain, which may have something to do with the delay.
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  Tabanus: He's an IM,

Picture of him as champion of Peru in October 2009:

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  Tabanus: He won today a rapid tournament in Casar de Caceres, Spain:

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  Caissanist: Tabanus--do you have any further information about the 2009 Peruvian championship? I looked on the net and could find nothing, in English or Spanish.
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  Tabanus: <Caissanist> I can't find anything either.

The picture: I interpreted "El Campeón M.I. Cristhian Cruz de Perú" as "Champion of Peru". I guess it just means Champion Cruz from Peru.

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  Tabanus: <Caissanist> Perhaps this is the championship of Peru 2009, with best players lacking?

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  Caissanist: <tabanus>--yes, that was it, thanks. The 2009 event was a weak open tournament without the participation of any of the Cruz's, or any other of Peru's top players. Pervuian chess federation release:

The championship referred to in the picture appears to be a Spanish club championship. Neither Cruz nor his father has played outside of Spain since coming to that country.

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  Caissanist: Story about the Spanish club tournament Cruz won, which mentions that he has two GM norms:
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  Caissanist: According to this Chessbase report, Cruz has now qualified for the GM title:
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  Tabanus: He ended 5th today in the "Campionat de Catalunya Juvenil 2010" (Spain):

The tournament winner Enrique Colon Garcia (born 1993) does not have any cg games yet. (Nor have the silver medalist, while the bronze winner has one.)

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  Caissanist: The last few months have not been kind to the Cruz family; Christian, Filemon, and Jonathan Cruz have all lost a lot of rating points.
Oct-18-10  asianwarrior: How come he was not with the 2010 Peruvian chess olympic team?
Dec-15-11  BIDMONFA: Christian Cruz

CRUZ, Christian

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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, GM Cristhian Cruz Sanchez.
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