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Andres Rodriguez Vila
Number of games in database: 536
Years covered: 1986 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2481 (2435 rapid, 2408 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2575

Overall record: +244 -139 =132 (60.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 21 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (98) 
    B23 B33 B56 B32 B25
 Giuoco Piano (26) 
    C53 C50 C54
 French Defense (25) 
    C02 C01 C00 C18 C07
 Ruy Lopez (15) 
    C77 C60 C70 C62 C61
 Caro-Kann (14) 
    B12 B18 B17 B10 B13
 King's Indian Attack (13) 
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (77) 
    C05 C02 C18 C00 C01
 Dutch Defense (30) 
    A81 A88 A89 A87 A86
 French Winawer (25) 
    C18 C16 C17 C19 C15
 Queen's Pawn Game (23) 
    A46 E10 E00 A41 A40
 French Tarrasch (19) 
    C05 C03 C07 C09 C04
 Sicilian (15) 
    B31 B74 B30 B32 B40
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   A Rodriguez Vila vs Z Kozul, 2004 1-0
   M Labra Carreno vs A Rodriguez Vila, 1992 0-1
   A Rodriguez Vila vs G Vescovi, 2012 1-0
   I Camousseigt Vera vs A Rodriguez Vila, 1992 0-1
   E Limp vs A Rodriguez Vila, 2001 0-1
   C Domingos vs A Rodriguez Vila, 2012 0-1
   A Rodriguez Vila vs G Kanefsck, 2007 1-0
   A Rodriguez Vila vs Larsen, 1994 1-0
   A Fuentes vs A Rodriguez Vila, 1993 0-1
   A Rodriguez Vila vs I Petrucci, 2001 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Magistral Internacional Ruibal (2008)
   Mercosur Cup (2005)
   Copa ENTEL (2004)
   I Torneo Iberoamericano (Grupo-A) (2004)
   Mario Covas Tournament (2005)
   II Copa ENTEL (2005)
   Torneo Continental Americano (2003)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   American Continental Championship (2005)
   HB Global Chess Challenge (2005)
   Chess Olympiad (2012)
   Chess Olympiad (2010)
   Chess Olympiad (2016)
   Chess Olympiad (2018)
   American Continental (2018)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   1991 WYCC (open) U-18 by gauer
   French Advance by geordieray
   Games Around the World: Uruguay by Gottschalk
   French Defence: instructive games for Black by geordieray

   🏆 Chess Olympiad
   A Smirnov vs A Rodriguez Vila (Oct-05-18) 1-0
   A Rodriguez Vila vs Jun Hyeok Lee (Oct-04-18) 1-0
   I Efimov vs A Rodriguez Vila (Oct-03-18) 1/2-1/2
   A Rodriguez Vila vs J C Sadorra (Oct-02-18) 0-1
   A Rodriguez Vila vs O de la Riva Aguado (Oct-01-18) 1-0

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(born Dec-19-1973, 45 years old) Uruguay

[what is this?]
Andrés Rodríguez Vila learned the game at 4 years while he was watching his father playing against his uncle. He started his chess career at 10 years. At 13 years he beat the Uruguayan champion Bernardo Roselli Mailhe. At 14, he finished fourth in the World Chess Championship sub 14 (played in San Juan de Puerto Rico). At 17, Andrés became the Panamerican champion (under 20), and became the first International Master of Uruguayan chess history. At 18 years, he gained world prestige, after finishing fifth in the World Championship of his category, playing against the best players. In 1993, at 20 years, he settled in Argentina (where he lives today). In 1997 he became the first Uruguayan Grand Master. In 1998, he won Zone 2.5 (South American Zone) tournament that took place in Cordoba Argentina, 29th August - 9th. September 1998, qualifying him to play in the FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (1999), where he lost in the first round tiebreaker to the late Karen Asrian. Equal first at the 3rd Salto Sports Club Open Tournament held in September 2015 in Argentina.

He is the most accomplished player of Uruguayan chess history, and one of the best South American players at the present. Uruguayan champion in 2012.


 page 1 of 22; games 1-25 of 536  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Rodriguez Vila vs Delchev  0-1331986Ch World (juniors) (under 16)B46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
2. G Soppe vs A Rodriguez Vila  1-0411988Montevideo openE22 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann Variation
3. A Rodriguez Vila vs C Schwanek  1-0401989SudamericanaB06 Robatsch
4. A Rodriguez Vila vs P Glavina  0-1351989MontevideoB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
5. Van Wely vs A Rodriguez Vila  1-0611989Wch U20E20 Nimzo-Indian
6. A Rodriguez Vila vs R Wessman  ½-½441989Wch U20A07 King's Indian Attack
7. Shirov vs A Rodriguez Vila  ½-½241989Wch U20E00 Queen's Pawn Game
8. E Biagi vs A Rodriguez Vila  ½-½171990Bs As GPA46 Queen's Pawn Game
9. W Arencibia vs A Rodriguez Vila  ½-½441990Pinar del Rio ztE20 Nimzo-Indian
10. Panno vs A Rodriguez Vila  1-0261990Bco Credito opB39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
11. G S Hernandez vs A Rodriguez Vila  1-0441990Santiago Wch-jrB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
12. A Rodriguez Vila vs M Pardo  1-0411990Merlo jrB07 Pirc
13. A Rodriguez Vila vs A Juarez  ½-½451990Bs As GPB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
14. A Rodriguez Vila vs J Bademian 1-0271990Uruguayan ChampionshipB01 Scandinavian
15. M Ginzburg vs A Rodriguez Vila  1-0311990Bs As GPA46 Queen's Pawn Game
16. Sakaev vs A Rodriguez Vila  1-0351991Guarapuava wch U18E32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
17. H Prol Medeiros vs A Rodriguez Vila  0-1491991Sao Paulo CLA ITAUC00 French Defense
18. A Rodriguez Vila vs G Mahia  1-0511991Bs As KONEX opB33 Sicilian
19. E Torman vs A Rodriguez Vila  ½-½541991Guarapuava wch U18E25 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
20. A Rodriguez Vila vs J Sanchez Almeyra 1-0311991Buenos Aires GEBAB01 Scandinavian
21. A Rodriguez Vila vs A Riline Orso  1-0671991Guarapuava wch U18B70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
22. A Rodriguez Vila vs A Sorin  0-1521991Sao Paulo CLA ITAUC77 Ruy Lopez
23. A Rodriguez Vila vs Kramnik 0-1371991Guarapuava wch U18B33 Sicilian
24. A Rodriguez Vila vs R Assumpcao  1-0241991Sao Paulo CLA ITAUB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
25. S Torres vs A Rodriguez Vila  0-1221991Guarapuava wch U18E10 Queen's Pawn Game
 page 1 of 22; games 1-25 of 536  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Oct-10-05  lopium: He has a very nice biography.
Jul-13-07  BIDMONFA: Andres Rodriguez


Jan-11-08  juandadamo: In FIDE's ratings, his rating is 2566. I think due to his last name, is Rodriguez Vila not just Rodriguez (a spanish player) regards,
Dec-19-08  zzzzzzzzzzzz: <juandadamo> right now his FIDE rating is 2306(date:dec.20)
Dec-19-08  WhiteRook48: 2306 rating... so he still can't top Kasparov? No surprise.
Dec-19-08  Hector Maluy: You are wrong, his FIDE rating is 2508.
He is from Uruguay.
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  Richard Taylor: <capanegra: I submitted this game twice in the last year, but unfortunately it wasn't loaded, so I'll write it down in order to share it with you. It is a game Andrés played in the Uruguayan Championship in 1990 against the ex Uruguayan champion Jose Bademian. The game is genuine because I was there standing in front of the board among all the rest of people. The resolution is so nice that it was published in the newspapers the day after. >

It's a great game too! Thanks.

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  Tabanus: He won the tournament Magistral de la Costa 2009 (Mar de Ajo, Argentine),, congratulations!

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  Tabanus: 4th in Copa Roggia (Asuncion Paraguay) 20-29 May 2010:

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  Tabanus: Winner of the "1er Magistral Internacional Grafica Yael - Torre Blanca" (Argentina) 24 July - 1 August 2010:

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  Tabanus: 2nd place in the IX Mario Covas Jr GM (Brazil) 13-19 August 2010:

Dec-19-11  Xeroxx: Hello Andres.
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  Penguincw: Happy 39th birthday!
Dec-19-11  theodor: <<capanegra>: I submitted this game...> chef-d'oeuvre! congratulaciones, querido Andres!
Dec-19-11  capanegra: <theodor> Merci beacoup! In addition, I notice that the game was finally loaded!

A Rodriguez Vila vs J Bademian, 1990

¡Feliz cumpleaños, Andrés!

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  Richard Taylor: It is impossible for a 4 year old to learn chess by watching games. This is a load of cobblers from the Capablanca legend which was probably embellished also. In all likelihood his parents told him and spread the rumour to make him seem like a prodigy or something.

But he is clearly a very talented player...

Oct-09-17  john barleycorn: <Richard Taylor: It is impossible for a 4 year old to learn chess by watching games. ...>

On your distinguished expertise I am about to believe it. Just about to.

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  Richard Taylor: Well, think about it, it is a nonsense.

I think what I said is correct. I doubt Capablanca recalls. And ever since that has been said every man and his dog who learned chess leart it at 4 or 5 watching someone. I have grandchildren and no way do they learn chess at such an age.

Just keep your @#$%*&!# antenna healthy Comrade Barleycorn whoever you really are...

Oct-09-17  john barleycorn: <Richard Taylor: Well, think about it, it is a nonsense.

I think what I said is correct. ...>

It is not about what *you* think is correct but about what is correct. There is a slight difference. After you learned that (the odds are against it) come back and substantiate your claim. But you know it is impossible to do that.

Oct-09-17  john barleycorn: <Richard Taylor: ... I have grandchildren and no way do they learn chess at such an age. ...>

This, of course, has nothing to do with the fact that they are *your* grandchildren.

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  Richard Taylor: <john barleycorn> I don't substantiate things. You are being silly. You KNOW I am are just being very very very very siwwy siwwy any case those mans wot are bwainy have big green heads as big as elefants so there, and they are all evil, all of dem are eeeevillll, they do norti fings loik subtsachitainge thingies so there...

Any way I was doing genus grandgamaster chess before I was borneded so there...and I solve-ed allllllll of the Einyseteins when I was in the roOom before I got borned so there....!!!

In any case my mummy said peoples like you wot make fun of dum peoples like me are...a.a..a..are...are v-v-v-v verry verry-y b-b-ba- b-bbadd-bad so there, an I knew that infinity years agoe you siwely sauceaarge....

Oct-11-17  john barleycorn: <Richard Taylor> you know <chris owen> has class and I like reading/decoding his posts. You have not.
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  Richard Taylor: look barley you know I am a genius, you admire me or you wouldnt have bothered to argue with someone so high level, witty, brilliant, as myself....the reason the little kaunt chess player here didn't learn chess a 4 is because I said he didn't so fock off and die

I dont give two fkks what you think just shut up and pisss off you scumface wanker

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  moronovich: "I never met a chessplayer who didn´t like a barleycorn in the face"


Oct-12-17  john barleycorn: < Richard Taylor: look barley you know I am a genius, you admire me or you wouldnt have bothered to argue with someone so high level, witty, brilliant, as myself....the reason the little kaunt chess player here didn't learn chess a 4 is because I said he didn't so fock off and die

I dont give two fkks what you think just shut up and pisss off you scumface wanker>

well, well. what a great mind you are.

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