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Jesus Maria De La Villa Garcia
Number of games in database: 188
Years covered: 1987 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2468 (2451 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2484

Overall record: +38 -49 =99 (47.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 2 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (42) 
    B80 B62 B90 B67 B43
 Ruy Lopez (12) 
    C69 C60 C99 C68 C97
 French Defense (11) 
    C17 C12 C07 C03 C16
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (9) 
    B62 B67
 Sicilian Scheveningen (8) 
 Sicilian Taimanov (7) 
    B45 B46 B47 B48
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (16) 
    C05 C17 C18 C00 C01
 Grunfeld (7) 
    D85 D97 D91 D86 D76
 King's Indian Attack (7) 
 French Winawer (6) 
    C17 C18 C15
 English, 1 c4 c5 (6) 
 French Tarrasch (6) 
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   J M De La Villa Garcia vs J Fernandez Garcia, 1990 1/2-1/2
   J M De La Villa Garcia vs S Garza Marco, 2011 1-0
   J M De La Villa Garcia vs F Izeta Txabarri, 1990 1-0
   D Cruz Alvarez de Ron vs J M De La Villa Garcia, 2006 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Spanish Team Championship (Honor Division) (2012)
   XI Anibal Open (2005)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   1998-9 Pamplona Interzonal by gauer

   🏆 European Club Cup
   J M De La Villa Garcia vs B Grachev (Sep-17-14) 1/2-1/2
   M Perez Candelario vs J M De La Villa Garcia (Nov-11-12) 0-1
   A Romero Holmes vs J M De La Villa Garcia (Nov-10-12) 1/2-1/2
   O Alexandrova vs J M De La Villa Garcia (Nov-09-12) 1/2-1/2
   J M De La Villa Garcia vs S Gonzalez De La Torre (Nov-08-12) 1-0

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(born Jun-30-1958, 60 years old) Spain

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Jesus de la Villa Garcia was born in Palencia. He was Spanish champion in 1985 and 1988. De la Villa was awarded the FIDE grandmaster title in 1999.

Wikipedia article: Jesús de la Villa

Last updated: 2017-03-13 07:45:42

 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 188  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Illescas Cordoba vs J M De La Villa Garcia ½-½271987Santa CatalinaB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
2. S Mariotti vs J M De La Villa Garcia  ½-½291987AndorraA15 English
3. J M De La Villa Garcia vs I E Morovic-Fernandez  ½-½281987Las PalmasC07 French, Tarrasch
4. Hjartarson vs J M De La Villa Garcia  1-0281987Szirak InterzonalD02 Queen's Pawn Game
5. J M De La Villa Garcia vs Velimirovic  1-0471987Szirak InterzonalB32 Sicilian
6. J M De La Villa Garcia vs Adorjan  ½-½141987Szirak InterzonalB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
7. Beliavsky vs J M De La Villa Garcia  1-0461987Szirak InterzonalD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
8. M Marin vs J M De La Villa Garcia  ½-½401987Szirak InterzonalA52 Budapest Gambit
9. J M De La Villa Garcia vs Flear  ½-½151987Szirak InterzonalC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
10. J M De La Villa Garcia vs Portisch ½-½611987Szirak InterzonalB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
11. Nunn vs J M De La Villa Garcia 1-0521987Szirak InterzonalC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
12. J M De La Villa Garcia vs S Bouaziz  0-1421987Szirak InterzonalB23 Sicilian, Closed
13. L Christiansen vs J M De La Villa Garcia  ½-½611987Szirak InterzonalD21 Queen's Gambit Accepted
14. Ulf Andersson vs J M De La Villa Garcia  ½-½421987Szirak InterzonalA04 Reti Opening
15. J M De La Villa Garcia vs Joel Benjamin  0-1441987Szirak InterzonalB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
16. M Todorcevic vs J M De La Villa Garcia  1-0391987Szirak InterzonalA46 Queen's Pawn Game
17. Salov vs J M De La Villa Garcia 1-0261987Szirak InterzonalA46 Queen's Pawn Game
18. G Milos vs J M De La Villa Garcia  1-0461987Szirak InterzonalE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
19. J M De La Villa Garcia vs Ljubojevic  ½-½541987Szirak InterzonalB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
20. J M De La Villa Garcia vs D Allan  1-0421987Szirak InterzonalC60 Ruy Lopez
21. J M De La Villa Garcia vs M Rivas Pastor  ½-½361988LeonC34 King's Gambit Accepted
22. J M De La Villa Garcia vs S Estremera Panos  ½-½401988ch-E/SW,41,15C31 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
23. Kudrin vs J M De La Villa Garcia  ½-½301989SalamancaC55 Two Knights Defense
24. Judit Polgar vs J M De La Villa Garcia  ½-½341989SalamancaC12 French, McCutcheon
25. Tal vs J M De La Villa Garcia 1-0721989SevillaD76 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6
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  Benzol: Jesus De La Villa Garcia
Born 30th August 1958 in Palencia
Spanish champion in 1985.
Apr-03-06  BIDMONFA: Jesus De La Villa Garcia


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  spirit: Hippi birthday jeez!
Aug-30-06  Panic At The Disco: Jesus De La Villa!
Aug-30-07  lopium: Feliz cumpleaños.
Aug-30-08  lopium: ¡Feliz cumpleaños!
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  Peligroso Patzer: Jesus de la Villa is the author of the recently released "100 Endgames You Must Know" (New in Chess 2008). Despite a few flaws, I have found it to be an excellent book.

As far as the flaws are concerned, in addition to a few typographical errors, there is the curious statement on page 57 that the author has "never seen [King + Knight Checkmate (versus King on a- or h-file in front of its own advanced pawn)] in an actual game ...". He is apparently unaware of this example from the Cuban Championship several years ago: J Nogueiras vs M Gongora, 2001.

Aug-30-08  artyom2008: Happy birthday!!!!!!!!
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  Peligroso Patzer: I have one additional comment re: de la Villa's "100 Endgames". On page 203, Position 12.42 is as follows:

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(White to move)

De la Villa gives the winning breakthrough with 1. h6! Ke6 2. g6

Of this breakthrough, de la Villa remarks that it "has caught out many players, among them Capablanca."

The only similar position involving Capablanca known to me is I-106 (Capablanca - Ed. Lasker, London Simul 1913) from page 42 of the 2nd Edition of Dvoretsky's Endgame Manual:

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The game continuation was 1. ... Ke5?? 2. h6! and White wins. Dvoretsky points out that "The draw would have been assured after 1. ... Ke6! 2. Kxd4 f4 3. Ke4 f3 4. Kxf3 Kf5 5. g6 hg 6. hg Kf6=."

Does anyone know of the instance alluded to by de la Villa where Capablanca fell victim to this breakthrough?

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  wordfunph: Feliz cumpleaños GM Jesus De La Villa Garcia!
Aug-30-10  kramputz: Could we come up with a few more names for him. This one is not long enough... "Little boy in the second chair; how do you spell your name."
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  Wild Bill: Feliz cumpleaños, señor de la Villa.
Aug-30-11  ildum: Su libro 'Desmontando la siciliana' es muy interesante para aprender como jugar la siciliana con blancas.


His book 'Dismantling the Sicilian' is very interesting to learn how to play the sicilian as white.

Jan-08-17  Sourav: Position I.6 is as follows:

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The author states 'Black wins, no matter whose move it is'. I do not see how black can win this game. Can someone please explain?

Jan-08-17  Retireborn: Basically Black plays ...Nd5-f4. When/if White plays Kg1, then ...Ke2. Then White plays Kh1 and Black replies ...Nh3! Then gxh3 is forced and Black plays ...Kf2 and promotes his pawn.
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