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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: 931
Years covered: 1978 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2602 (2588 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. 47 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (78) 
    B84 B58 B83 B33 B62
 English (49) 
    A17 A15 A13 A14 A16
 King's Indian (46) 
    E92 E94 E60 E62 E99
 Slav (23) 
    D15 D11 D17 D19 D10
 Semi-Slav (21) 
    D47 D45 D49 D43 D46
 English, 1 c4 c5 (18) 
    A30 A34 A35 A33
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (126) 
    B33 B47 B40 B44 B30
 Semi-Slav (44) 
    D47 D45 D43 D44 D49
 Sicilian Taimanov (35) 
    B47 B46 B48 B45 B49
 Tarrasch Defense (34) 
    D34 D32
 Slav (25) 
    D10 D15 D12 D11 D17
 Modern Benoni (22) 
    A56 A57 A70 A65 A71
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Illescas Cordoba vs Adams, 1992 1-0
   Illescas Cordoba vs D Garcia Ilundain, 1991 1-0
   Illescas Cordoba vs Miles, 1995 1-0
   Gelfand vs Illescas Cordoba, 1996 0-1
   Illescas Cordoba vs Rachels, 1987 1-0
   Illescas Cordoba vs J M Bellon Lopez, 1992 1-0
   Kasparov vs Illescas Cordoba, 1996 1/2-1/2
   Illescas Cordoba vs Short, 1995 1-0
   Illescas Cordoba vs Nakamura, 2003 1-0
   Illescas Cordoba vs Shirov, 1996 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Pamplona International (2003)
   Spanish Championship (2013)
   Spanish Championships (2002)
   Casino de Barcelona (2007)
   Linares (1994)
   Hoogovens (1997)
   Manila Interzonal (1990)
   37th Chess Olympiad (2006)
   European Team Chess Championships (2007)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   15th European Team Championship (2005)
   17th European Team Championship (2009)
   European Team Championship (2011)
   Chess Olympiad (2014)
   Chess Olympiad (2012)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Linares 1988 by suenteus po 147
   Dos Hermanas 1996 by suenteus po 147
   Madrid 1996 by suenteus po 147
   Madrid 1997 by suenteus po 147
   Dos Hermanas 1995 by suenteus po 147
   Madrid 1994 by suenteus po 147
   Dos Hermanas 2001 by suenteus po 147
   Dos Hermanas 1999 by suenteus po 147
   Madrid 1998 by suenteus po 147
   1998-9 Pamplona Interzonal by gauer

   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, 51 years old) Spain

[what is this?]
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 931  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Illescas Cordoba vs NN 1-014 1978 crC37 King's Gambit Accepted
2. Illescas Cordoba vs Gheorghiu  0-140 1982 BadalonaA04 Reti Opening
3. Kasparov vs Illescas Cordoba 1-044 1984 simA57 Benko Gambit
4. Illescas Cordoba vs J Eslon 1-033 1984 ESPC44 King's Pawn Game
5. T Georgadze vs Illescas Cordoba  1-034 1986 ESPA56 Benoni Defense
6. Illescas Cordoba vs V Liberzon  ½-½37 1986 It Holon (ISR)A45 Queen's Pawn Game
7. Illescas Cordoba vs Murey  0-125 1986 Holon ISRC36 King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense
8. Illescas Cordoba vs A Magen  1-044 1986 Holon opC32 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
9. Illescas Cordoba vs L Pliester 1-038 1986 It Holon (ISR)A45 Queen's Pawn Game
10. J Rush vs Illescas Cordoba 0-135 1986 Chess OlympiadB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
11. Illescas Cordoba vs Ribli  ½-½49 1986 Chess OlympiadB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
12. Sznapik vs Illescas Cordoba  ½-½62 1986 Chess OlympiadC05 French, Tarrasch
13. C McNab vs Illescas Cordoba  0-139 1986 Chess OlympiadA13 English
14. Illescas Cordoba vs Panno  ½-½36 1986 Chess OlympiadB42 Sicilian, Kan
15. P Nikolic vs Illescas Cordoba  0-134 1986 Chess OlympiadD39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
16. Illescas Cordoba vs Nunn 1-040 1986 Chess OlympiadC31 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
17. Fedorowicz vs Illescas Cordoba 1-052 1986 Chess OlympiadA56 Benoni Defense
18. A Sokolov vs Illescas Cordoba  ½-½17 1986 Chess OlympiadB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
19. Hjartarson vs Illescas Cordoba  1-047 1986 Chess OlympiadA90 Dutch
20. Illescas Cordoba vs V Mompo Ballester  1-031 1987 SevillaB25 Sicilian, Closed
21. M Rivas Pastor vs Illescas Cordoba  ½-½13 1987 Santa Catalina USAA56 Benoni Defense
22. K Shirazi vs Illescas Cordoba  0-149 1987 New York opB40 Sicilian
23. R Kuijf vs Illescas Cordoba  ½-½37 1987 SevillaB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
24. Illescas Cordoba vs J Fernandez Garcia 1-026 1987 Las PalmasC35 King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham
25. M Pavlovic vs Illescas Cordoba  ½-½50 1987 It New York (USA)A61 Benoni
 page 1 of 38; games 1-25 of 931  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!!
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  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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