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Miguel Illescas Cordoba
Illescas Cordoba 
Illescas at the European Chess Team Championship, Warsaw, 2013.
Photograph by Przemyslaw Jahr courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
Number of games in database: 932
Years covered: 1978 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2605 (2601 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2640

Overall record: +251 -190 =443 (53.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 48 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (79) 
    B83 B58 B84 B62 B40
 English (50) 
    A17 A13 A15 A14 A16
 King's Indian (48) 
    E92 E94 E60 E62 E91
 Slav (23) 
    D15 D11 D10 D17 D19
 Semi-Slav (21) 
    D47 D45 D43 D49 D44
 English, 1 c4 c5 (18) 
    A30 A34 A35 A33
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (124) 
    B33 B47 B44 B40 B30
 Semi-Slav (46) 
    D47 D45 D43 D44 D48
 Sicilian Taimanov (38) 
    B47 B46 B45 B48 B49
 Tarrasch Defense (36) 
    D34 D32
 Slav (25) 
    D10 D15 D12 D11 D18
 Modern Benoni (24) 
    A56 A57 A70 A60 A65
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Illescas Cordoba vs Adams, 1992 1-0
   Illescas Cordoba vs Rachels, 1987 1-0
   Kasparov vs Illescas Cordoba, 1996 1/2-1/2
   Illescas Cordoba vs D Garcia Ilundain, 1991 1-0
   Illescas Cordoba vs J M Bellon Lopez, 1992 1-0
   Gelfand vs Illescas Cordoba, 1996 0-1
   Illescas Cordoba vs Miles, 1995 1-0
   Illescas Cordoba vs M Gurevich, 1988 1-0
   Illescas Cordoba vs Short, 1995 1-0
   Illescas Cordoba vs Nakamura, 2003 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Pamplona International (2003)
   Spanish Championship (2013)
   Linares (1995)
   Casino de Barcelona (2007)
   XIII Dos Hermanas (2005)
   Linares (1992)
   Linares (1994)
   Hoogovens (1997)
   Manila Interzonal (1990)
   37th Chess Olympiad (2006)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   17th European Team Championship (2009)
   15th European Team Championship (2005)
   Chess Olympiad (2014)
   Chess Olympiad (2012)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Linares 1988 by suenteus po 147
   Linares 1988 by Tabanus
   Dos Hermanas 2001 by suenteus po 147
   Dos Hermanas 1999 by suenteus po 147
   Madrid 1998 by suenteus po 147
   Dos Hermanas 1996 by suenteus po 147
   Madrid 1996 by suenteus po 147
   Madrid 1997 by suenteus po 147

   🏆 Chess Olympiad
   Van Huy Nguyen vs Illescas Cordoba (Aug-14-14) 1/2-1/2
   P Kostenko vs Illescas Cordoba (Aug-12-14) 0-1
   T Kantans vs Illescas Cordoba (Aug-11-14) 0-1
   Illescas Cordoba vs H Tikkanen (Aug-09-14) 1/2-1/2
   Illescas Cordoba vs R Rapport (Aug-06-14) 1-0

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(born Dec-03-1965, 53 years old) Spain

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Miguel Illescas Cordoba was awarded the GM title in 1988 and is an eight time Spanish champion. In tournaments he was 1st= at the Las Palmas Open 1987 and 4th at Montpellier 1988.

Wikipedia article: Miguel Illescas

 page 1 of 38; games 1-25 of 932  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Illescas Cordoba vs NN 1-0141978crC37 King's Gambit Accepted
2. Illescas Cordoba vs Gheorghiu  0-1401982BadalonaA04 Reti Opening
3. Illescas Cordoba vs J Eslon 1-0331984ESPC44 King's Pawn Game
4. Kasparov vs Illescas Cordoba 1-0441984simA57 Benko Gambit
5. Illescas Cordoba vs L Pliester 1-0381986It Holon (ISR)A45 Queen's Pawn Game
6. T Georgadze vs Illescas Cordoba  1-0341986ESPA56 Benoni Defense
7. Illescas Cordoba vs V Liberzon  ½-½371986It Holon (ISR)A45 Queen's Pawn Game
8. Illescas Cordoba vs Murey  0-1251986Holon ISRC36 King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense
9. Illescas Cordoba vs A Magen  1-0441986Holon opC32 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
10. J Rush vs Illescas Cordoba 0-1351986Chess OlympiadB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
11. Illescas Cordoba vs Ribli  ½-½491986Chess OlympiadB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
12. Sznapik vs Illescas Cordoba  ½-½621986Chess OlympiadC05 French, Tarrasch
13. C McNab vs Illescas Cordoba  0-1391986Chess OlympiadA13 English
14. Illescas Cordoba vs Panno  ½-½361986Chess OlympiadB42 Sicilian, Kan
15. P Nikolic vs Illescas Cordoba  0-1341986Chess OlympiadD39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
16. Illescas Cordoba vs Nunn 1-0401986Chess OlympiadC31 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
17. Fedorowicz vs Illescas Cordoba 1-0521986Chess OlympiadA56 Benoni Defense
18. A Sokolov vs Illescas Cordoba  ½-½171986Chess OlympiadB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
19. Hjartarson vs Illescas Cordoba  1-0471986Chess OlympiadA90 Dutch
20. Illescas Cordoba vs Soltis  ½-½501987New York opB06 Robatsch
21. D Barua vs Illescas Cordoba  1-0411987New York opB23 Sicilian, Closed
22. Illescas Cordoba vs A Domont  1-0341987It Sevilla (ESP)B33 Sicilian
23. Illescas Cordoba vs D Roiz Baztan  1-0251987MonzonB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
24. Illescas Cordoba vs V Mompo Ballester  1-0311987SevillaB25 Sicilian, Closed
25. M Rivas Pastor vs Illescas Cordoba  ½-½131987Santa Catalina USAA56 Benoni Defense
 page 1 of 38; games 1-25 of 932  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  meloncio: Last month Illescas won the Spanish Chess Championship celebrated in Sevilla, my hometown. Congratulations Miguel! (in spanish)

Sep-29-04  shr0pshire: Illescas is one of the three listed chess coaches for Kramnik for the 2004 world championships.

Impressive that Kramnik chose him and two other russians.

Very interesting!

Dec-30-05  BIDMONFA: Miguel Illescas-Cordoba

Champion Spain Championship
Campeón de España

May-28-06  BIDMONFA: Miguel Illescas-Cordoba


Dec-03-09  blackburne: The best game of Illescas

Illescas-Cordoba vs Morozevich, 1996


Sep-19-10  Ezzy: Is the new Spanish champion 2010. His 8th Spanish title I think!!
Premium Chessgames Member
  GrahamClayton: Illescas was involved in an unusual incident in the final round of the 2011 Spanish Championship. He was playing Olga Alexandrova, who happens to be his wife. A win for either would have won them the title, but might have raised suspicions of a "fixed" game. On the other hand, playing a long game while waiting to see how other games finished would also be a little dodgy, so Illescas and Alexandrova agreed on a 10-move draw. Illescas finished =1st with Alvar Alonso Rosell, but lost the title on a tie-break.
Nov-09-12  tzar: Sr. Illescas: if you ever read this post I would like to hear your opinion, as one of the people who helped to programme Deep Blue, about Kasparov's allegations of he got to this conclusion and if in your opinion his allegations were founded or excuses of a bad looser....Gracias por anticipado...
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