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|Aug-15-13|| ||alexmagnus: He was 25th in 1990s, but retired from chess 1998 for four years then. After his comeback in 2002 he never reached top-50. And now he is about to get his highest rating - and, if he wins another couple of games maybe even the highest ranking - since the comeback.|
|Aug-15-13|| ||BlackFront: Is it just coincidence that Julio's been steering clear of Vampira?|
|Aug-18-13|| ||Inf: This cup is the last chance in my opinion he will have. This guy is just something else, he only read ONE chess book in his life and look what he can do.|
Pure natural talent!
|Aug-19-13|| ||Eggman: <<This guy is just something else, he only read ONE chess book in his life and look what he can do.|
Pure natural talent!>>
I'm rooting for this guy, but I steadfastly refuse to believe such claims about anyone. If he only read one book then he must have worked extensively with a coach or did research with computers, etc. No one gets to his level on "natural talent."
|Aug-19-13|| ||JoergWalter: <Eggman> Is there a source for the quote?
Just too many guys are flirting with this idea being all selftaught etc.|
|Aug-19-13|| ||Eggman: <<Joerg>> I was quoting <Inf>, above. You'd have to ask him what his source was.|
|Aug-19-13|| ||Eggman: Looks like Granda Zuniga is through to the fourth round. Most impressive performance against Giri. As a 43-year-old I must say I enjoy seeing a middle-aged guy mopping the floor with this young whipper snapper!|
|Aug-19-13|| ||alexmagnus: This must be Granda's best result in a WC-related event ever (the only arguably better result may be the 6th place in the Interzonal 1987 - which was one of three Interzonals).|
|Aug-19-13|| ||Inf: It is the best result so far. He only made to 1st round before. About the chess book, I know he read the 3rd edition out of four. They talked about it on the World Cup.|
Ask csmath, he knows about it. Granda is about natural talent, just like Capablanca. He knows very little about opening theory - and there is much evidence to prove this - so you better punish him on opening because once he reaches the middle game, odds aren't in your favor.
|Aug-19-13|| ||ChessVip: Misha Tal about Julio in the eighties in 64 chess magazine: "Julio Granda must have incredible talent, it is impossible to play chess theory knowing what he knows"
And Korchnoi in his chess book: "There are chess players who have great concept about the game without doing the minimum work study. There are three that I have seen in my life: peruvian farmer Julio Granda, Kiril Georgiev and russian peasant Ratmir Kholmov"|
|Aug-20-13|| ||bubuli55: No middle name?|
|Aug-20-13|| ||perfidious: <bubuli55>: Ernesto is the middle name.|
At least the hyphen between Granda and Zuniga has finally gone.
|Aug-20-13|| ||chancho: Granda is his Father's last name and Zuniga is the Mother's, I believe.|
|Oct-06-13|| ||ChessVip: Richard Rapport from Hungary, Julio Granda from Peru,Ivan Cheparinov from Bulgaria,Lázaro Bruzón from Cuba and Iván Salgado from Spain are playing Entre Faros International Chess Tournament http://www.chessfaros.com/english/|
|Oct-06-13|| ||ChessVip: Round 1: Rapport vs Granda 0 - 1
|Oct-06-13|| ||ChessVip: Round 2 under way, live coverage: http://www.chessfaros.com/directo/
Granda - Bruzon, Salgado - Rapport
Comments in spanish
|Oct-06-13|| ||ChessVip: Round 2 results:
Granda - Bruzon 1 - 0
Salgado - Rapport 1/2
|Dec-02-13|| ||Gottschalk: [Event "Magistral"]
[Site "Buenos Aires"]
[White "Granda Zuniga,Julio"]
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Nf3 dxc4 5. a4
Bf5 6. e3 e6 7. Bxc4 Bb4 8. O-O O-O 9. Qe2
Ne4 10. Nxe4 Bxe4 11. Nd2 Bg6 12. Nb3 Nd7 13. e4
Qe7 14. f3 Kh8 15. a5 b5 16. axb6 axb6 17. Be3
f6 18. Rac1 Bf7 19. Ba6 e5 20. Bc4 Rfc8 21. Rfd1
h6 22. Bxf7 Qxf7 23. d5 cxd5 24. Rxc8+ Rxc8 25. Rxd5
Bf8 26. Qb5 Rc7 27. Nd2 Bc5 28. Nc4 Kh7 29. h4
h5 30. Kh2 Qe6 31. b4 Bxe3 32. Nxe3 Nf8 33. Nf5
Rd7 34. Qd3 Kg8 35. b5 Kh7 36. Ng3 g6 37. Qc4
Kg7 38. Nf1 Rxd5 39. exd5 Qe7 40. Qc6 f5 41. Kh3
e4 42. Qxb6 exf3 43. gxf3 Qe2 44. Nh2 f4 45. Qd4+
Kg8 46. Qb4 Nd7 47. Qe4 Qxb5 48. Qxg6+ Kh8 49. Qf5
Kg8 50. Qxh5 Nb6 51. Qg6+ Kh8 52. Qh6+ Kg8 53. Qe6+
Kh8 54. d6 Qa4 55. Ng4 Qd1 56. Ne5 1-0
|Feb-25-14|| ||Penguincw: Happy 47th birthday to GM Julio Ernesto Granda Zuniga!|
By the way, I remember a couple of years ago, he played some match with Henrique Mecking I believe. Anyone know the results?
|Feb-25-14|| ||Karpova: September 11 to 14, 2012, in Sao Paolo, Brazil. The match ended +0 -0 =4.|
|Apr-01-14|| ||cplyakap: His rating is 2685.I think Granda Zuniga will break 2700 barrier next year.|
|May-18-14|| ||Inf: I'd like to share an interview from Chess24 about Granda and how he will take chess seriously now. The interview is in Spanish so if you like I can provide a translation. |
|May-31-14|| ||cplyakap: His highest rating is 2685.Not 2680.|
|Sep-26-14|| ||Caissanist: Granda has never broken 2700 but he has aged remarkably well. He is now the oldest player in the top 100.|
|Oct-26-14|| ||twinlark: Not only that but Granda Zuniga has qualified to play in next year's World Cup. |
His first place at the just concluded American Continental Championship has the added bonus of Cup qualification.
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