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Ruben Felgaer
Number of games in database: 470
Years covered: 1999 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2577 (2578 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2624
Overall record: +163 -108 =172 (56.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      27 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (106) 
    B43 B40 B91 B23 B58
 Ruy Lopez (36) 
    C65 C91 C67 C78 C63
 Caro-Kann (31) 
    B18 B11 B10 B17 B12
 French Defense (28) 
    C11 C19 C10 C12 C03
 Sicilian Najdorf (19) 
    B91 B92 B90
 Sicilian Kan (18) 
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (88) 
    B30 B32 B33 B36 B43
 Slav (56) 
    D10 D12 D17 D19 D14
 Sicilian Dragon (21) 
    B36 B35 B78 B72 B77
 Queen's Pawn Game (13) 
    A46 A41 A45 D02 D00
 King's Indian (13) 
    E91 E76 E90 E62 E70
 Reti System (12) 
    A04 A06
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   R Felgaer vs Harikrishna, 2005 1-0
   R Felgaer vs Kaidanov, 2005 1-0
   R Hungaski vs R Felgaer, 2005 0-1
   A Ivanov vs R Felgaer, 2005 0-1
   Akobian vs R Felgaer, 2014 0-1
   R Felgaer vs A Rustemov, 2005 1-0
   A Riazantsev vs R Felgaer, 2013 0-1
   R Felgaer vs J Berrocal, 2006 1-0
   R Felgaer vs S Mareco, 2012 1-0
   R Felgaer vs H Danielsen, 2012 1-0

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2001)
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   I Torneo Iberoamericano (Grupo-A) (2004)
   Argentine Championship (2008)
   II Copa ENTEL (2005)
   American Continental Championship (2005)
   Capablanca Memorial ELITE (2004)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2013)
   Torneo Continental Americano (2003)
   World Cup (2011)
   5th Gibraltar Chess Festival (2007)
   Gibraltar (2008)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2011)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2012)
   Chess Olympiad (2014)
   Chess Olympiad (2012)
   Chess Olympiad (2010)

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(born Apr-04-1981, 33 years old) Argentina

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He is a grandmaster and coach/captain of the 2012 Olympiad team for Argentina. Argentine champion in 2001, 2007, 2008 and 2010. Felgaer qualified for the World Cup (2011) through Zonal Championship 2.5 and in a major upset, defeated Russian GM Vladimir Malakhov in the first round. In the second round, he drew with Ukrainian prodigy Yaroslav Zherebukh in the classical games mini-match, but lost in the 25 minutes rapid-game tiebreaker. History repeated itself when he qualified via Zonal 2.5 to play in the World Cup (2013), where in an upset he defeated Russian super-GM Alexander Riazantsev in the first round but lost to Ukrainian GM Alexander Areshchenko in the second round.

Wikipedia article: Rub%C3%A9n Felgaer

 page 1 of 19; games 1-25 of 470  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. R Felgaer vs F Braga 0-128 1999 3, XXX op Mar del Plata ARG (10s)B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
2. G Hernandez Guerrero vs R Felgaer  1-028 1999 XXX Mar del Plata InternationalB78 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long
3. Jakovenko vs R Felgaer ½-½53 2000 World JuniorB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
4. R Felgaer vs J F Pierrot  1-025 2000 ARG-chC51 Evans Gambit
5. R Felgaer vs S Halkias  ½-½35 2000 World JuniorB33 Sicilian
6. A Giaccio vs R Felgaer  0-146 2000 Argentine Chess ChampionshipsB50 Sicilian
7. R Felgaer vs Larsen  1-023 2000 Jose Rubinstein opB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
8. R Felgaer vs Aronian  1-037 2000 Wch U20B51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
9. R Felgaer vs A Rodriguez Vila  ½-½30 2000 Najdorf mem Great finB34 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto
10. A Rodriguez Vila vs R Felgaer  1-024 2000 Najdorf mem Great finB20 Sicilian
11. B Roselli Mailhe vs R Felgaer  0-174 2001 zt 2.5A04 Reti Opening
12. M Turov vs R Felgaer  1-041 2001 Linares Anibal op 8thB30 Sicilian
13. Short vs R Felgaer 1-041 2001 Najdorf MemorialB32 Sicilian
14. C Michel Yunis vs R Felgaer  1-056 2001 IX Guillermo Garcia MemA46 Queen's Pawn Game
15. S Cao vs R Felgaer  1-076 2001 FSGMA DecemberB32 Sicilian
16. Judit Polgar vs R Felgaer  ½-½29 2001 Najdorf MemorialB32 Sicilian
17. R Felgaer vs J Molina  1-035 2001 IV OpenB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
18. A Rodriguez Vila vs R Felgaer  ½-½29 2001 zt 2.5B24 Sicilian, Closed
19. R Felgaer vs V Palermo  ½-½35 2001 32nd OpenB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
20. Van Wely vs R Felgaer  1-053 2001 FIDE World Championship Knockout TournamentE91 King's Indian
21. J M Bellon Lopez vs R Felgaer  1-041 2001 IX Guillermo Garcia MemA45 Queen's Pawn Game
22. Z Varga vs R Felgaer  1-058 2001 FSGMA DecemberB32 Sicilian
23. R Felgaer vs J F Cubas  0-151 2001 zt 2.5B28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
24. R Felgaer vs P Martinez Rodriguez  1-054 2001 IV OpenB11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
25. R Felgaer vs G Milos  1-060 2001 Najdorf MemorialB40 Sicilian
 page 1 of 19; games 1-25 of 470  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Apr-04-05  ConLaMismaMano: Happy birthday Ruben!
Apr-04-05  ConLaMismaMano: And it's 1-0, this must be one of his most precious victories next to the one against Nisipeanu at the recent olympiad.
Apr-04-05  falso contacto: well done. great victory against harikrishna.
Jul-09-05  falso contacto: first argentinian to go 2600+
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  Robin01: The player of the day should at least have a bio.
Nov-28-05  alexandrovm: this guy won today a great game in the lines of the Ruy Lopez, berlin wall variation. Such a great game he played, that made him pass to the next step of the FIDE cup. Him, and Vescovi are the only players left of the south american continent, and only after round one.
Nov-28-05  ConLaMismaMano: You forgot Leitao, he's going to play the tiebreak against Jakovenko.
Nov-28-05  alexandrovm: <ConLaMismaMano: You forgot Leitao, he's going to play the tiebreak against Jakovenko.> thanks, that counts only 3, 2 brazilians and 1 argentinian.
Nov-28-05  ConLaMismaMano: Plus other 3 spanish speaking GMs from a total of 13; Bruzon (Kabanov), Vallejo Pons (Shilong Li) and Arencibia (Smirin) will all play the tiebreaks too.
Nov-28-05  who: <falso contacto: first argentinian to go 2600+> What about Miguel Najdorf?
Nov-28-05  alexandrovm: the great game he played today is not yet in the database. He had some fair results this year and for some time I thougt he wasn't up to the task, he played a player who is almost as strong as he is (ELO points), let's see what happens the day after tomorrow.
Dec-11-05  falso contacto: who:<falso contacto: first argentinian to go 2600+> What about Miguel Najdorf?

najdorf was already a strong player when he came to argentina. fide rating system did not exist when najdorf was on the elite.

i was comparing felgaer to campora, spangenberg, zarnicki, ricardi.

Feb-02-06  BIDMONFA: Ruben Felgaer

Argentina Championship - Champion 2001
Sub-Champion 2000, 2004
Champion - "Open Internacional de Sort" 2005

Jan-25-07  BIDMONFA: Ruben Felgaer

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Jun-01-08  Augalv: Aguante Felgaer!

Felicitaciones y que tengas muchos más exitos Rubén!

Aug-14-08  Augalv:

Ruben Felgaer won The 83rd Argentine Championship wich took place 30th July - 11th August 2008. IMs Anton Kovalyov, Diego Flores and GM Ruben Felgaer all finished on 8/11. Ruben Felgaer won a rapid (g15+10s/move) playoff amongst these players to take the title.

Official site:

Congrats Rubén!

Feb-05-10  ConLaMismaMano: GM Felgaer has poor nerves but when in form can be a formidable opponent. He's a long time friend of GM Bent Larsen.

Larsen has mentioned in various occasions that Felgaer has the talent to reach a 2700+ rating but as i mentioned before he first has to learn to manage his nerves.

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  wordfunph: how many players fail to succeed because of the so-called nerves?

for one, i know Chucky then GM Ruben Felgaer...who else?

count me in...i'm the third. :-)

happy birthday GM Felgaer!

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  HeMateMe: Isn't there a park or something, named after him, in London?
Jul-20-10  falso contacto: clearly not after him.
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  Tabanus: Winner of the Magistral del Bicentenario - Villa Martelli (Argentina) 4-12 August 2010:

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  Tabanus: Placed 5th in Copa Latinoamericana (Peru) 18-23 August 2010:

Jul-16-11  falso contacto: felgaer and mareco to play in WC2011
Apr-04-12  Penguincw: Happy Birthday Felgaer.
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: GM Felgaer performed badly with +1=0-4 and lost 22 elo..

i trusted him and lost a total of $400 in bookie :(

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