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Granda Zuniga 
Julio Ernesto Granda Zuniga
Number of games in database: 962
Years covered: 1982 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 2652 (2657 rapid, 2644 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2680
Overall record: +409 -196 =328 (61.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      29 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (51) 
    E92 E62 E97 E67 E94
 Nimzo Indian (44) 
    E32 E47 E42 E46 E49
 Queen's Indian (33) 
    E15 E12 E17 E16
 Queen's Pawn Game (32) 
    D02 A41 A45 A46 E10
 Reti System (29) 
    A04 A06 A05
 Slav (27) 
    D10 D17 D12 D19 D15
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (103) 
    B31 B30 B47 B40 B33
 Ruy Lopez (41) 
    C92 C67 C65 C97 C93
 Caro-Kann (34) 
    B18 B17 B19 B12 B14
 Queen's Indian (33) 
    E15 E12 E14 E17 E16
 Queen's Pawn Game (22) 
    A46 E00 A45 D02 D00
 Nimzo Indian (22) 
    E32 E41 E43 E38 E48
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Granda Zuniga vs Seirawan, 1993 1-0
   Granda Zuniga vs L Rojas, 2004 1-0
   A Giri vs Granda Zuniga, 2013 0-1
   Granda Zuniga vs Kamsky, 1996 1-0
   Granda Zuniga vs Beliavsky, 2002 1-0
   Granda Zuniga vs R Rodriguez Lopez, 1995 1-0
   DeFirmian vs Granda Zuniga, 1996 0-1
   Adams vs Granda Zuniga, 1991 0-1
   N Faulks vs Granda Zuniga, 2010 0-1
   Granda Zuniga vs J Haug, 2015 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Amsterdam (1996)
   Copa ENTEL (2004)
   Amsterdam (1995)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   II Copa ENTEL (2005)
   Hoogovens (1997)
   Magistral Ciutat de Barcelona - Casino (2006)
   American Continental Championship (2005)
   World Cup (2013)
   Torneo Continental Americano (2003)
   37th Chess Olympiad (2006)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   Reykjavik Open (2015)
   PokerStars IoM Masters (2014)
   Chess Olympiad (2014)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Julio Granda best Games by a19872276
   2004 Wijk Aan Zee (Group B) by gauer
   Wijk aan Zee Hoogovens 1997 by suenteus po 147
   2003 Capablanca memorial (group A) by gauer
   2007 Americas Continental championship by gauer
   Amsterdam 1995 by suenteus po 147
   Amsterdam 1996 by suenteus po 147
   2012 Americas Continental Championship by gauer
   The Latin American Super Grand Masters by Eduardo Bermudez
   Los de abajo by Mr. V

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(born Feb-25-1967, 48 years old) Peru

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Julio Ernesto Granda Zuniga was born in Camaná, Peru. He was awarded the GM title in 1986. He was 1st= at Havana 1986 and has played for Peru in many olympiads, usually on first board. He now lives in Spain. Shared the first place with Mikhail Tal and Jesus Nogueiras at Magistral Najdorf (1991) [brasilbase-1]. Champion of South America, winning at Brasilia Zonal 1993. He won Pamplona (1995). Shared the first place with Jan Timman at Donner Memorial (1995) ahead of Judit Polgar, Alexey Shirov, Alexander Khalifman, Alexander Morozevich, Valery Salov and Jeroen Piket. Shared the first place with Vassily Ivanchuk at Donner Memorial (1996), ahead of Gata Kamsky, Salov, Piket, Timman, Morozevich et alli He won at Leon 1997, 1.0 pt ahead of John Nunn [brasilbase-2]. American Continental Champion at Cali 2007, with the same score as Alexander Ivanov, Varuzhan Akobian, Darcy Lima and Eduardo Patricio Iturrizaga Bonelli. Ibero-American Champion at Morelia 2008 [brasilbase-3]. He is a five-time chess champion of Peru, winning in 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, and 2002. Winner of the 2013 American Continental Championship in Bolivia.

Despite his win in the 2013 American Continental, Granda Zuniga had already qualified for the World Cup (2013) because of his leader board result in the 2012 American Continental Championship. At the World Cup 2013, he defeated Armenian GM Hrant Melkumyan in the first round, Hungarian legend GM Peter Leko in the second round and Dutch and World Junior #1 GM Anish Giri in the third round. He was eliminated in the Round of 16 (fourth round) by American-Italian GM Fabiano Caruana. Despite a lapse of form in the preceding months, Granda Zuniga rallied to win the fiercely fought 9th American Continental Championship in October 2014 with 8.5/11 on tiebreak, ahead of five other players. His win in this event qualified him for the World Cup 2015, which will be his fifth World Cup.

Wikipedia article: Julio Granda

 page 1 of 39; games 1-25 of 962  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. M Abarca Aguirre vs Granda Zuniga 0-121 1982 Pan American-ch U20D47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
2. K Thorsteins vs Granda Zuniga  0-141 1982 Rio de JaneiroE88 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6
3. Granda Zuniga vs H R Lutz 1-023 1982 BRAB06 Robatsch
4. S Agdestein vs Granda Zuniga 0-136 1982 Ch World Cadet's unD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
5. J Sarfati vs Granda Zuniga 1-033 1983 World Junior ChB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
6. Granda Zuniga vs Panno  0-149 1985 Villa Gesell ttB40 Sicilian
7. Palatnik vs Granda Zuniga  ½-½33 1985 Capablanca mem-A 01E00 Queen's Pawn Game
8. A Yap vs Granda Zuniga  0-175 1985 Capablanca mem-A 01A05 Reti Opening
9. Granda Zuniga vs N Pinal  ½-½23 1985 Capablanca mem-A 01B30 Sicilian
10. Granda Zuniga vs J Reyes 0-130 1985 Lima ch-PEC45 Scotch Game
11. J Sunye Neto vs Granda Zuniga  1-041 1985 Capablanca mem-AA12 English with b3
12. Granda Zuniga vs S Garcia Martinez ½-½11 1985 Capablanca mem-A 01B19 Caro-Kann, Classical
13. N Velez vs Granda Zuniga  0-149 1985 Capablanca mem-A 01A04 Reti Opening
14. A Rodriguez Cespedes vs Granda Zuniga  1-038 1985 HavanaD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
15. A Rodriguez Cespedes vs Granda Zuniga  1-038 1985 Capablanca mem-A 01D17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
16. Granda Zuniga vs J L Vilela  1-035 1985 Capablanca mem-A 01B59 Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3
17. Granda Zuniga vs J M Bellon Lopez  0-145 1985 Capablanca mem-A 01A31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
18. Granda Zuniga vs R Vera  0-137 1985 Capablanca mem-A 01B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
19. R Chavez vs Granda Zuniga  1-045 1985 Villa Gesell ttC72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O
20. Granda Zuniga vs Ivkov  ½-½17 1985 Capablanca mem-A 01C45 Scotch Game
21. J Klinger vs Granda Zuniga  0-139 1985 Capablanca mem-A 01B56 Sicilian
22. M Abarca Aguirre vs Granda Zuniga 0-144 1985 Villa Gesell ttE12 Queen's Indian
23. A Sygulski vs Granda Zuniga  ½-½10 1985 Capablanca mem-A 01D13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
24. J Klinger vs Granda Zuniga  1-028 1986 GausdalC60 Ruy Lopez
25. J L Vilela vs Granda Zuniga 0-132 1986 It ( cat. 7 )D50 Queen's Gambit Declined
 page 1 of 39; games 1-25 of 962  PGN Download
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Jul-25-08  Inf: How do you know when and where is he playing? Im always on the look out but cant find nothing...
Jul-25-08  ChessVip: Here the results for today:
Jul-26-08  Inf: Granda is playing right now, as white but with an openning not so popular. So far he is playing safe, running 2nd at the moment with 6 points.
Jul-28-08  ChessVip: Andorra Open Final standings: 1 Howell, David W L ENG g 8.0
2 Edouard, Romain FRA m 7.5
3 Granda Zuniga, Julio E PER g 7.0
4 Comas Fabrego, Lluis ESP g 7.0
5 Marin, Mihail ROU g 7.0
179 players
Sep-06-08  SickedChess: Granda is playing the Spanish Team Championship. Today he defeat Van Wely, live games:
Sep-07-08  SickedChess: today Granda drew with Ponomariov
Sep-07-08  veigaman: Julio Granda won the tournament Feria del Orinoco 2008 in Venezuela:

Julio Granda GM (PER) 8.5
Bartolomé Macieja GM(POL) 8
NiKola Mitkov GM(MAC) 7.5
Andrés Rodríguez GM(URU) 7.5
Eduardo Iturrizaga(VEN) GM7.5
Axel Bachman GM(PAR) 7
Rubén Felgaer GM (ARG)7
Rafael Leitao GM(Brasil) 7
Mariano Ortega(CUB) 7
Julio Ostos(VEN) 7
Lázaro Bruzón GM(CUB)7
Eddy Ravelo (CUB)7
Johan Alvarez(VEN)7
Jorge Cori Tello (PER) 7
Emilio Córdova GM(PER)7
Guillermo Soppe(ARG) 6.5
Rafael Prasca (VEN) 6.5
Arnaldo Ferragut (CUB) 6.5
Deysi Cori Tello(PER) 6.5
Yuniesky Quesada GM(cub)6.5
Alexander Hernández (VEN)6.5
Ariel Marichal (VEN) 6.5
Celisbeth Ríos (Anz) 6.5
Juan Aristimuño (Mon) 6.5

Oct-13-08  Inf: Can you please provide a link for the games where i can download or at least see them? thank you.
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  amadeus: One should add to his biography that he became world champion under-14 in 1980. Plus the Continental Championship (2007) and the Iberoamerican (2008).
Nov-24-08  ruelas007: And that he has played as board 1 in many, many olymps. Well not so many but he's completely dominant among Peru players
May-02-09  Dredge Rivers: Any relation to Daphne?
Jul-07-09  Inf: Who is Daphne?
Nov-08-09  jaime gallegos: Julio Granda deserves a better bio in
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  Karpova: <jaime gallegos: Julio Granda deserves a better bio in>

Feel free to provide the biographers with information on GM Granda-Zuniga (with sources, for sure) to expand his biography.

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  technical draw: I think it should be Zúñiga with an accent mark and an ñ.
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  Tabanus: Placed 2nd yesterday in Nancy GM:

Feb-28-10  falso contacto: TD is right as always.
Feb-28-10  falso contacto:
Feb-28-10  Eduardo Leon: <technical draw: I think it should be Zúñiga with an accent mark and an ñ.>

You are right. (I am a native Spanish speaker and I am known to be a grammar Nazi even on instant messaging chats. (Since most native Spanish speakers are ignorant <expletive that starts with f> when it comes to spelling rules, the grammar Nazi remark had to be made.))

Mar-01-10  Eduardo Leon: Besides, there should be no hyphenation between Granda and Zúñiga. Full names in Spanish have <two> last names.
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  Tabanus: Winner today of the VI Torneo Internacional de Utebo (Spain) (rapid chess, 15 mins):, congratulations!

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  Tabanus: Placed 2nd in Copa Latinoamericana (Peru) 18-23 August 2010:

Feb-25-11  mojonera: lo conoci en cuba en 1986 , tremendo talento !felicidades !.
Jun-08-11  a19872276: Hace unos días derrotó a Paco Vallejo, Granda no pierde la clase!
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  Penguincw: Happy Birthday!
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