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Yuniesky Quesada Perez
Number of games in database: 355
Years covered: 2001 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2630 (2622 rapid, 2622 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2655

Overall record: +117 -56 =167 (59.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 15 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (64) 
    B90 B48 B31 B60 B30
 Ruy Lopez (42) 
    C78 C84 C67 C88 C65
 French Defense (38) 
    C11 C18 C10 C16 C17
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (24) 
    C84 C95 C88 C99 C96
 French (24) 
    C11 C10
 Sicilian Najdorf (19) 
    B90 B91 B96
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (63) 
    B90 B46 B48 B92 B22
 Sicilian Najdorf (24) 
    B90 B92 B97 B93 B98
 Sicilian Taimanov (22) 
    B46 B48 B47 B49
 Queen's Indian (19) 
    E12 E17 E19 E16
 Nimzo Indian (18) 
    E32 E56 E48 E21 E57
 Queen's Pawn Game (18) 
    E00 A46 A45 E10 D02
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Y Quesada Perez vs Onischuk, 2008 1-0
   Y Quesada Perez vs A Graf, 2008 1-0
   Y Quesada Perez vs Y Salaun, 2008 1-0
   Y Quesada Perez vs T Hillarp Persson, 2016 1-0
   Tomashevsky vs Y Quesada Perez, 2015 1/2-1/2
   Y Quesada Perez vs D Andreikin, 2013 1-0
   Z Almasi vs Y Quesada Perez, 2013 0-1
   Gelfand vs Y Quesada Perez, 2003 0-1
   Y Quesada Perez vs L Dominguez, 2012 1/2-1/2
   Y Quesada Perez vs R Reinaldo Castineira, 2001 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   XVII Torre Memorial Knockout (2004)
   Casino Barcelona Masters (2012)
   XVI Carlos Torre Memorial (2003)
   Capablanca Memorial (2016)
   41st Annual World Open (2013)
   FIDE World Team Championship (2015)
   American Continental Championship (2005)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   Chess Olympiad (2010)
   Olympiad (2008)
   37th Chess Olympiad (2006)
   Chess Olympiad (2014)
   Chess Olympiad (2012)
   Chess Olympiad (2016)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   2005 Capablanca memorial (group II) by gauer
   2013 Capablanca memorial by gauer
   Games Around the World: Cuba by Gottschalk

   Y Quesada Perez vs B Cheng (Mar-01-17) 1-0, rapid
   Y Quesada Perez vs B Sambuev (Mar-01-17) 1-0, rapid
   G Szabo vs Y Quesada Perez (Mar-01-17) 1-0, rapid
   N Noritsyn vs Y Quesada Perez (Mar-01-17) 0-1, rapid
   A Lesiege vs Y Quesada Perez (Feb-15-17) 1-0

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(born Jul-31-1984, 32 years old) Cuba

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FIDE Master (2000); International Master (2003); Grandmaster (2005); Champion of Cuba (2008 & 2011)

Yuniesky Quesada Perez was born in the Villa Clara Province of Cuba, and is one of Cuba's top players.

In 2011 he shared 1st place with Lazaro Bruzon Batista, Mark Bluvshtein and Giovanni Portilho Vescovi at the American Continental Championship at Toluca, qualifying for the World Cup (2011), but lost in the first round rapid game tiebreaker to compatriot GM Lazaro Bruzon Batista.

He represented Cuba on board 3 at the Chess Olympiad (2012) in Istanbul, scoring 6/10. He placed =1st (2nd on tiebreak behind Varuzhan Akobian) at the 2013 World Open with 6.5/9. Was =1st (2nd on tiebreak) alongside Sandro Mareco at the 2015 American Continental Championship thereby qualifying for the World Cup (2015) where he was eliminated from the event upon his first round loss to Russian GM Ernesto Inarkiev.

Won the 2015 Mercosur Cup with 9/11.

Wikipedia article: Yuniesky Quezada

 page 1 of 15; games 1-25 of 355  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. M Gongora Reyes vs Y Quesada Perez  1-053 2001 XXXVI Capablanca Mem Premier IB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
2. Y Quesada Perez vs L E Valdes  1-034 2001 XXXVI Capablanca Mem Premier IC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
3. R Perez vs Y Quesada Perez  1-040 2001 XXXVI Capablanca Mem Premier IB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
4. Y Quesada Perez vs R Leyva  1-036 2001 XXXVI Capablanca Mem Premier IA04 Reti Opening
5. S Garcia Martinez vs Y Quesada Perez  ½-½12 2001 XXXVI Capablanca Mem Premier IB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
6. Y Quesada Perez vs R Mateo  ½-½12 2001 XXXVI Capablanca Mem Premier IA04 Reti Opening
7. R Vazquez Igarza vs Y Quesada Perez  1-028 2001 XXXVI Capablanca Mem Premier IB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
8. Y Quesada Perez vs P Pazos Gambarrotti 1-028 2001 XXXVI Capablanca Mem Premier IA08 King's Indian Attack
9. J Borges Mateos vs Y Quesada Perez  1-038 2001 XXXVI Capablanca Mem Premier IE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
10. Z Franco Ocampos vs Y Quesada Perez 1-087 2001 XXXVI Capablanca Mem Premier IA46 Queen's Pawn Game
11. Y Quesada Perez vs P Szekely  ½-½30 2001 XXXVI Capablanca Mem Premier IB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
12. H Pecorelli Garcia vs Y Quesada Perez  1-065 2001 XXXVI Capablanca Mem Premier IA25 English
13. Y Quesada Perez vs R Reinaldo Castineira  1-060 2001 XXXVI Capablanca Mem Premier IA04 Reti Opening
14. R Baltazar Pineda vs Y Quesada Perez  ½-½50 2003 XVI Carlos Torre MemorialA46 Queen's Pawn Game
15. Y Quesada Perez vs C Ancheyta Tejas  1-025 2003 XVI Carlos Torre MemorialC99 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin,
16. G Dominguez Aguilar vs Y Quesada Perez 0-139 2003 XVI Carlos Torre MemorialB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
17. Y Quesada Perez vs F Garmendez  1-049 2003 XVI Carlos Torre MemorialC11 French
18. Y Quesada Perez vs J C Gonzalez Zamora  ½-½7 2003 XVI Carlos Torre MemorialB56 Sicilian
19. T Luther vs Y Quesada Perez  1-032 2003 XVI Carlos Torre Memorial KOB97 Sicilian, Najdorf
20. D Aldama Degurnay vs Y Quesada Perez ½-½7 2003 XVI Carlos Torre MemorialE17 Queen's Indian
21. Y Quesada Perez vs T Luther  1-035 2003 XVI Carlos Torre Memorial KOB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
22. Y Quesada Perez vs T Luther  1-045 2003 XVI Carlos Torre Memorial KOC11 French
23. T Luther vs Y Quesada Perez  1-072 2003 XVI Carlos Torre Memorial KOB98 Sicilian, Najdorf
24. Y Quesada Perez vs T Luther  1-046 2003 XVI Carlos Torre Memorial KOC17 French, Winawer, Advance
25. Y Quesada Perez vs Nisipeanu  ½-½68 2003 XVI Carlos Torre Memorial KOB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-21-03  jaime gallegos: A brand new latin-american chessplayer star ? I hope so, his triumph on this torunament facing and beating other players like Gelfand or Nisipenau (250-270 ELO points higher than him !!! ) speaks for himself
Dec-21-03  CapablancaRules: Where is he from? Mexico?
Dec-21-03  shadowmaster: <CapaBlancaRules <Where is he from? Mexico?>> Yuniesky Quezado is about 23 years old and is from Cuba, the land of Capablanca: Congratulations to him for the victory at the Carlos Torre tourney!
Dec-21-03  CapablancaRules: Yeah! Quezado rules too! Congratulations!
Dec-29-03  shadowmaster: Here's a link to an article on chessbase regarding the Carlos Torre Memorial and Quezada as well as some other tournaments: There seems to be a little discrepancy regarding Quezada's age in the article vs. the info in the Chessbase player DB. Also, the Chessbase DB needs to be updated to show that Quezada has the IM title. If he keeps this up, he'll soon be a GM :-D
Dec-29-03  shr0pshire: Hmmm, 7 move draws? He can be the next Yermolinsky at this rate.

I would love to see Quesada make to be a strong Grandmaster, but we have enough strong grandmasters that draw at 10 moves. I don't think I would like to see one more that draws games that early.

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  technical draw: By looking at his photo I would say he is left-handed. Wasn't Capablanca also left-handed?
Dec-29-03  Kaspablanca: Capablancarules: I always wondered why most Americans think all Latin Americans are from Mexico?. Quezada is a very strong Cuban player, he came to my country and beat all the best chessplayers here. I played him in a simul in my town and he beat me badly, he is very polite and some like a shy person.
Dec-29-03  jaime gallegos: There is a cuban diaspora of chess trainers and players ... many of them are working on Latinamerica, Spain and USA.
Dec-29-03  square dance: <technical draw> what in this photo makes you think quezado is a lefty?
May-25-07  BIDMONFA: Yuniesky Quezada

QUEZADA, Yuniesky

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  Caissanist: Congratulations to Cuba's new national champion!
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  Tabanus: GM Yuniesky Quezada Perez, Cuba, b. 31 July 1984

Cuba's national champion also in 2010:, congratulations!

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  Tabanus: Or maybe not. There is a match play going on:

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  Tabanus: He's 4th,

Winner of the "ITT Abril en Tarija" 24 April - 2 May 2010:

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  Tabanus: Placed 2nd in the Open Ciutat de Balaguer (Spain) 19-27 July 2010:

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  Tabanus: And 2nd in Ciutat de Badalona (Spain) 2-10 August 2010:

Apr-29-13  Troller: He's on a roll in Capablanca Memorial, currently 5/7 in a strong field counting Almasi, Dominguez Perez, Inarkiev, Andreikin and Harikrishna. In rd 7 Almasi as White took on an IQP against Quesada, but there was really no attack, and Quesada methodically conquered the pawn and drove the full point home. Quite impressive.
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  Penguincw: Congrats to Yuniesky Quesada Perez for his performance at the American Continental Championship. He finished with 8.5/11, tied for 1st, but was edged by Sandro Mareco 75.5-73.5 on tiebreaks.
Jun-01-15  Yopo: Montevideo, Uruguay
Yuniesky is the new American Continental Champion. He won the Open with 8.5/11.0 points(sharing the 1st place with Sandro Mareco)

PGN games can dowloaded here.Open and tiebreak= desempates

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  Penguincw: Perez continues to get better! Rated 2647 in June, he gained 5.3 points after 2 rounds of the Mercosur Cup to be at 2652.3, which is top 100, and has since tacked on 2.7 more.
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  perfidious: If Quesada loses rating points in a future event, is the corollary that his skills will have worsened?

Is Naiditsch now an inferior player because he had a poor performance in a recent event?

Oh, the obsession with ratings! Just let them play a little!

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  Penguincw: Uh, congrats to Yuniesky Quesada Perez for winning the Mercosur Cup with 9/11 (+7,-0,=4), which is a full point ahead of 2nd, who finished a full point ahead of 3rd. As one can imagine, Perez didn't face much competition, as there was only one other GM playing.
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  Penguincw: After that tournament ended, Perez had an off day before flying over to play the Capablanca Memorial, Premier Group. So far, not a good start, as he lost to Duda with white in R1 today.
Jun-18-16  Mr. V: So one of his great performances in the Capablanca Memorial 2013 and we have no tournament page for it.
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