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Manuel Rivas Pastor
Number of games in database: 218
Years covered: 1977 to 2010
Last FIDE rating: 2541
Highest rating achieved in database: 2559

Overall record: +43 -82 =89 (40.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 4 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (13) 
    E90 E73 E77 E60 E84
 Queen's Gambit Declined (11) 
    D30 D31 D37 D38
 English (9) 
    A10 A15 A16 A11 A13
 English, 1 c4 e5 (8) 
    A28 A22 A21
 Queen's Indian (8) 
    E12 E16 E15
 Sicilian (7) 
    B51 B40 B43 B80 B23
With the Black pieces:
 Pirc (15) 
 Queen's Pawn Game (14) 
    A41 A45 A50 A46
 French Defense (13) 
    C03 C16 C10 C11 C17
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (6) 
    D25 D27 D23 D20 D24
 Ruy Lopez (6) 
    C91 C84 C86 C65
 English (6) 
    A12 A17 A14 A16
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Sosonko vs M Rivas Pastor, 1978 0-1
   M Rivas Pastor vs Suba, 1980 1-0
   M Rivas Pastor vs A J Mestel, 1982 1-0
   Vaganian vs M Rivas Pastor, 1985 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Hastings 1981/82 (1981)
   Linares (1985)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Hastings (1981/82) by Chessical

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(born Jul-13-1960, 58 years old) Spain

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Manuel Rivas Pastor was born in Jaén, Spain. Awarded the IM title in 1980 and the GM title in 1987, he was Spanish Champion in 1978, 1979, 1981 and 1991. He was 1st at Havana 1983, 1st at Torremolinos 1983, 1st at Salamanca 1987 and 1st= at Las Palmas 1987.

 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 218  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Yusupov vs M Rivas Pastor  ½-½431977Wch U20A29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
2. Hort vs M Rivas Pastor  1-0371978Montilla-MorilesD23 Queen's Gambit Accepted
3. Gligoric vs M Rivas Pastor  1-0501978MontillaD25 Queen's Gambit Accepted
4. Miles vs M Rivas Pastor  1-0651978Montilla-MorilesD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
5. M Rivas Pastor vs Suba  ½-½771978OlympiadB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
6. M Rivas Pastor vs T Wedberg  1-0411978OlympiadC50 Giuoco Piano
7. Speelman vs M Rivas Pastor  ½-½231978Amsterdam ZonalB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
8. Sosonko vs M Rivas Pastor 0-1571978Amsterdam ZonalD24 Queen's Gambit Accepted
9. Miles vs M Rivas Pastor  1-0371978Amsterdam ZonalE12 Queen's Indian
10. M Rivas Pastor vs Timman  0-1321978Amsterdam ZonalB07 Pirc
11. M Rivas Pastor vs G Ligterink  1-0301979Aaronson MastersE12 Queen's Indian
12. M Rivas Pastor vs Korchnoi  1-0351979LinaresE12 Queen's Indian
13. M Rivas Pastor vs Azmaiparashvili  ½-½421979juniorsE12 Queen's Indian
14. M Rivas Pastor vs Suba 1-0431980Medina Del CampoA65 Benoni, 6.e4
15. J M Hodgson vs M Rivas Pastor  0-1391980It (b)C29 Vienna Gambit
16. M Rivas Pastor vs Tal  ½-½201981MalagaD58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
17. M Rivas Pastor vs Ivkov  0-1441981MalagaE12 Queen's Indian
18. M Rivas Pastor vs J M Bellon Lopez  ½-½91981Malaga (Spain)C27 Vienna Game
19. R Vera vs M Rivas Pastor  0-1361981MalagaD36 Queen's Gambit Declined, Exchange, Positional line, 6.Qc2
20. M Rivas Pastor vs H Ree  ½-½591981Hastings 1981/82D12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
21. Speelman vs M Rivas Pastor  ½-½161981Hastings 1981/82A12 English with b3
22. M Rivas Pastor vs A J Mestel  1-0411981Hastings 1981/82A56 Benoni Defense
23. M Rivas Pastor vs Smyslov  ½-½211981Hastings 1981/82D27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
24. Ulf Andersson vs M Rivas Pastor 1-0561982Hastings 1981/82D56 Queen's Gambit Declined
25. M Rivas Pastor vs P Littlewood  1-0421982Hastings 1981/82D42 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3
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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-15-03  pawntificator: Heck of a rating. Too bad about his record in the database...I guess that's what happens when you only play the best of the best. And when you only have your games against the bestest of the best in the database. Poor guy. Three cheers for Pastor! Hip hip! Hooray!
Aug-15-03  Sylvester: Who is he? Where is he from?
Aug-15-03  Ribeiro: <Sylvester> GM Manuel Rivas Pastor is from Spain.
Aug-15-03  Sylvester: Thanks, Ribeiro.
Aug-15-03  Ribeiro: <Sylvester> You are welcome!
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  meloncio: GM Manuel Rivas got his top level in early 80's. He's Sevillian like me, and I remember when he got the 1981 Spanish Championship in Sevilla (!), when he was only 21 years old, and after that had several good years. Today, I know almost nothing about him, except the list on the FEDE site.
May-29-06  BIDMONFA: Manuel Rivas-Pastor

RIVAS, Manuel

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  brankat: Happy Birthday Manuel!
Oct-02-08  Ezzy: Today he has been disqualified from the Spanish Championships for refusing a doping test. He could be the very first player to suffer under the FIDE rules in this situation.
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  matey: Bravo, Manuel Rivas-Pastor, Bravo!
Oct-02-08  Ezzy: GM Manuel Rivas was disqualified from the ongoing Spanish Championship when he refused to submit to a doping test. Now, perhaps at some point there will be a substance that (a) substantially helps the performance of a chess player and (b) is dangerous and needs to be controlled, but in the meantime, what's the point?

This stupid FIDE rule, which as far as I know had never previously been enforced, goes back to 1999 when FIDE had some hopes of becoming part of the Olympic movement. Since that didn't work out (chess was an exhibition sport in the Sydney Olympics in 2000, and that was the end of that), can we stop pretending chess is a real sport - or at least the sort of sport where these blood tests are relevant?

The Chess Mind
By Dennis Monokroussos.

Premium Chessgames Member
  brankat: Happy Birthday GM Rivas-Pastor!
Jul-13-09  WhiteRook48: he must be very religious
Aug-21-09  Everett: Concentration enhancing drugs are very effective, but so is having slight, specific autism that can make one slightly strange but an absolute killer automaton on the chessboard.

The future will bring some interesting issues to the fore.

Aug-21-09  SugarDom: This is obvious to a lot of chess players...Look at Nakamura...hehe
Aug-21-09  Everett: I was thinking Carlsen as the most recent, and blatant, example.
Aug-21-09  SugarDom: I was going to say that, but i was afraid of Carlsen fans. hehe
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: 1990 Palma de Mallorca: 154 Grandmasters were entered out of 182 participants. GM Manuel Rivas of Spain was the last placer. GM Sammy Reshevsky, played and placed 179th-181st together with GM Vlastimil Jansa.

happy birthday Manuel!

Jul-13-11  badenbaden: ¡Felicidades, Manolo!
El Bobby del Claret...
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  eternaloptimist: Happy birthday to GM Rivas-Pastor!
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