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Jesus Maria De La Villa Garcia
Number of games in database: 186
Years covered: 1987 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2473 (2451 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2484
Overall record: +37 -49 =97 (46.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      3 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (42) 
    B80 B90 B67 B62 B43
 Ruy Lopez (12) 
    C69 C68 C60 C97 C99
 French Defense (11) 
    C17 C12 C03 C07 C16
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (9) 
    B67 B62 B66
 Sicilian Scheveningen (8) 
 Ruy Lopez Exchange (7) 
    C69 C68
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (16) 
    C17 C06 C05 C18 C01
 Grunfeld (7) 
    D85 D97 D91 D86 D76
 French Tarrasch (6) 
    C06 C05
 French Winawer (6) 
    C17 C18 C15
 English, 1 c4 c5 (6) 
 Reti System (6) 
    A04 A06
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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 D Taboas Rodriguez, 2005 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?]
   XI Anibal Open (2005)
   Spanish Team Championship (Honor Division) (2012)

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

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(born Jun-30-1958, 58 years old) Spain

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

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Last updated: 2016-07-28 12:52:29

 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 186  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Nunn vs J M De La Villa Garcia 1-052 1987 Szirak (izt) 44/392 (Nunn,J)C63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
2. J M De La Villa Garcia vs Joel Benjamin  0-144 1987 IztB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
3. G Milos vs J M De La Villa Garcia  1-046 1987 Szirak (Hungary)E94 King's Indian, Orthodox
4. J M De La Villa Garcia vs Flear  ½-½15 1987 Interzonal TournamentC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
5. Ulf Andersson vs J M De La Villa Garcia  ½-½42 1987 SzirakA04 Reti Opening
6. J M De La Villa Garcia vs S Bouaziz  0-142 1987 Interzonal TournamentB23 Sicilian, Closed
7. J M De La Villa Garcia vs Adorjan  ½-½14 1987 SzirakB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
8. Salov vs J M De La Villa Garcia 1-026 1987 IztA46 Queen's Pawn Game
9. M Todorcevic vs J M De La Villa Garcia  1-039 1987 Szirak iztA46 Queen's Pawn Game
10. J M De La Villa Garcia vs Ljubojevic  ½-½54 1987 Szirak 13B80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
11. Hjartarson vs J M De La Villa Garcia  1-028 1987 Interzonal TournamentD02 Queen's Pawn Game
12. J M De La Villa Garcia vs Portisch ½-½61 1987 SzirakB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
13. M Marin vs J M De La Villa Garcia  ½-½40 1987 Szirak iztA52 Budapest Gambit
14. Beliavsky vs J M De La Villa Garcia  1-046 1987 Interzonal TournamentD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
15. L Christiansen vs J M De La Villa Garcia  ½-½61 1987 Szirak (Hungary)D21 Queen's Gambit Accepted
16. J M De La Villa Garcia vs D Allan  1-042 1987 Szirak iztC60 Ruy Lopez
17. Illescas Cordoba vs J M De La Villa Garcia ½-½27 1987 USAB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
18. J M De La Villa Garcia vs I Morovic  ½-½28 1987 SantaC07 French, Tarrasch
19. J M De La Villa Garcia vs Velimirovic  1-047 1987 Szirak InterzonalB37 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto
20. S Mariotti vs J M De La Villa Garcia  ½-½29 1987 AndorraA15 English
21. J M De La Villa Garcia vs M Rivas Pastor  ½-½36 1988 LeonC34 King's Gambit Accepted
22. J M De La Villa Garcia vs S Estremera Panos  ½-½40 1988 ch-E/SW,41,15C31 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
23. Kudrin vs J M De La Villa Garcia  ½-½30 1989 Salamanca (Spain)C55 Two Knights Defense
24. J M De La Villa Garcia vs Suba  ½-½57 1989 New YorkB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
25. J M De La Villa Garcia vs Zsuzsa Polgar  1-047 1989 SalamancaC47 Four Knights
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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


Aug-30-06  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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(Black to move)

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.
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  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.

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