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Alfonso Romero Holmes
Number of games in database: 237
Years covered: 1984 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 2423 (2469 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2534

Overall record: +76 -73 =74 (50.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 14 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (33) 
    B56 B45 B47 B46 B30
 English, 1 c4 e5 (12) 
    A20 A29 A26 A22
 Ruy Lopez (11) 
    C69 C67 C60 C65 C68
 French Defense (11) 
    C02 C00 C01
 Sicilian Taimanov (10) 
    B45 B46 B47
 Ruy Lopez Exchange (7) 
    C69 C68
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (23) 
    B75 B22 B50 B45 B28
 King's Indian (23) 
    E91 E62 E94 E81 E60
 French Defense (19) 
    C02 C18 C03 C16 C01
 Queen's Pawn Game (16) 
    A45 E00 A40 A41 A46
 Sicilian Dragon (8) 
    B75 B72 B77 B76
 French Winawer (7) 
    C18 C16 C15
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   A Romero Holmes vs B Kantsler, 2002 1/2-1/2
   Shirov vs A Romero Holmes, 2006 0-1
   Oll vs A Romero Holmes, 1984 0-1
   A Romero Holmes vs F Braga, 1990 1-0
   F Ruiz Jimenez vs A Romero Holmes, 2001 0-1
   A Romero Holmes vs Barbero, 1991 1-0
   A Romero Holmes vs S Del Rio Angelis, 2002 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Harmonie (2002)
   Pamplona International (2003)
   Spanish Championship (2002)
   Spanish Team Championship (Honor Division) (2012)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   EU-ch 4th (2003)
   36th Olympiad (2004)

   🏆 XXV Open de Gros
   M Sana vs A Romero Holmes (Jun-30-15) 1/2-1/2
   A Romero Holmes vs R Makhmutov (Sep-20-14) 0-1
   Vogt vs A Romero Holmes (Sep-19-14) 1/2-1/2
   A Romero Holmes vs J A C Blanco (Sep-13-13) 1-0
   A Romero Holmes vs J M De La Villa Garcia (Nov-10-12) 1/2-1/2

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(born May-28-1965, 53 years old) Spain

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Grandmaster. Romero became an IM in 1985 after finishing second in the European Youth Championship. In 1995 he became a GM (his FIDE player card is incorrect on this point). He was Spanish champion in 1987.

 page 1 of 10; games 1-25 of 237  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Oll vs A Romero Holmes 0-1301984EU-ch U20A52 Budapest Gambit
2. Ulf Andersson vs A Romero Holmes 1-0391986Banco di Roma 10thA15 English
3. A Romero Holmes vs Sosonko  ½-½521986RomeB63 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
4. A Romero Holmes vs Speelman  ½-½441986Chess OlympiadC02 French, Advance
5. Vaganian vs A Romero Holmes  1-0361986Chess OlympiadE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
6. A Romero Holmes vs S Mariotti  0-1341987ItC01 French, Exchange
7. A Romero Holmes vs Hort  0-1371987Amsterdam OHRA-BC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
8. A Romero Holmes vs P Velikov  ½-½481988Groningen opB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
9. A Romero Holmes vs Chekhov  ½-½631989GMA Baleares opB33 Sicilian
10. Pinter vs A Romero Holmes  1-0361989Leon (Spain)D15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
11. A Romero Holmes vs J M Gil Gonzales  ½-½551989TerrassaC45 Scotch Game
12. Zsuzsa Polgar vs A Romero Holmes  1-0341989LeonE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
13. A Romero Holmes vs J F Campos  ½-½401989Leon (Spain)C45 Scotch Game
14. A Romero Holmes vs Zsofia Polgar  1-0311989Leon (Spain)B21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
15. B Ivanovic vs A Romero Holmes  0-1321989TerrassaB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
16. Azmaiparashvili vs A Romero Holmes  1-0361989GMA Baleares opA21 English
17. A Romero Holmes vs Tseshkovsky  0-1611989GMA Baleares opB07 Pirc
18. Geller vs A Romero Holmes  0-1221989GMA Baleares opE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
19. Zsuzsa Polgar vs A Romero Holmes  ½-½111990Pamplona (Spain)E94 King's Indian, Orthodox
20. A Romero Holmes vs K Spraggett  0-1351990TerrassaB06 Robatsch
21. A Romero Holmes vs Korchnoi 0-1231990Pamplona ,CBM 21 (KnC02 French, Advance
22. Zsuzsa Polgar vs A Romero Holmes  ½-½111990PamplonaE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
23. A Romero Holmes vs Chiburdanidze  ½-½181990SalamancaC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
24. A Romero Holmes vs Richard Ruiz  1-0631990ESP-chTB30 Sicilian
25. A Romero Holmes vs F Braga 1-019199010s, Leon ESPC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
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Kibitzer's Corner
May-28-06  BIDMONFA: Alfonso Romero Holmes

ROMERO, Alfonso

May-28-06  Open Defence: elementary eh ? my dear J Watson
Apr-17-09  Raisin Death Ray: I prefer his brother, Mobile Holmes!
Apr-25-09  Raisin Death Ray: Holmes, Holmes, on the range!
Jul-26-09  myschkin: . . .

He invented the "Budapest Rook", the crazed beast that appears on a6 and then rolls over to the other flank, looking for trouble.

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  wordfunph: he's the author of the book "Creative Chess Strategy" published by Gambit.

based on the book, he was the editor of the magazine Gambito. He was runner-up in the 1984/85 European Junior Championship and has represented Spain in several Olympiads. He won the bronze medal on board 3 at the 2002 Bled Olympiad. He has a reputation for playing imaginative attacking chess.

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  PhilFeeley: I don't know why this game isn't here. It's from Kevin Spraggett's blog recently.

gm Romero Holmes

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From Pula. Grandmaster versus amateur! Always a wonderful lesson to be learned. When I was younger there were not many grandmasters around, and it was always a great occasion when I was paired against one. Here Hajek is trying his best, but Holmes is relentless. White had just played 24.Bg2, oblivious to Black’s threat.


Feb-02-15  SpiritedReposte: ...Rxe3! If Qxe3 ...Ng4+ forks king and queen.
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