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Ramon Mateo
Number of games in database: 117
Years covered: 1978 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2396 (2408 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2505

Overall record: +36 -41 =40 (47.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (25) 
    B93 B40 B30 B33 B43
 French Defense (7) 
    C14 C00 C07 C05 C16
 Sicilian Najdorf (7) 
    B93 B97 B95
 Queen's Pawn Game (6) 
    A45 E10 D02 A46
 English, 1 c4 e5 (4) 
    A25 A22 A21
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (24) 
    B42 B28 B43 B54 B63
 Sicilian Kan (10) 
    B42 B43 B41
 English, 1 c4 c5 (5) 
    A37 A36 A30 A35
 English (4) 
 Queen's Indian (4) 
    E15 E16
 Queen's Pawn Game (4) 
    A46 E10 E00
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   R Mateo vs M K A Russell, 2004 1/2-1/2
   R Mateo vs M Godena, 2004 1/2-1/2
   R Mateo vs E Kirk, 2008 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   Olympiad (2008)
   37th Chess Olympiad (2006)
   29th Cappelle-la-Grande (2013)
   Cappelle-la-Grande (2014)

   🏆 Cappelle-la-Grande
   R Mateo vs V Maupin (Mar-06-14) 1-0
   V Grabinsky vs R Mateo (Mar-05-14) 1/2-1/2
   R Mateo vs J Rendboe (Mar-03-14) 1/2-1/2
   Y Le Montagner vs R Mateo (Mar-03-14) 0-1
   K Piorun vs R Mateo (Mar-02-14) 1-0

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(born Jun-23-1958, 60 years old) Dominican Republic

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Grandmaster, national champion in 1979, 1986, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2010.

 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 117  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. R Mateo vs Nunn  0-1391978OlympiadB53 Sicilian
2. R Mateo vs de Firmian  0-1421980Chess OlympiadA14 English
3. Suttles vs R Mateo  1-0361982Chess OlympiadA07 King's Indian Attack
4. R Mateo vs R Nokes  1-0261982Chess OlympiadC00 French Defense
5. R Mateo vs F Braga  1-0421984BayamoD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
6. R Mateo vs C Cuartas Bedoya 0-1431984Chess OlympiadA53 Old Indian
7. R W Smith vs R Mateo  1-0401984Chess OlympiadB24 Sicilian, Closed
8. R Mateo vs Robert E Byrne 1-0321986New YorkB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
9. R Mateo vs V Lukov  1-0311986Rio GallegosB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
10. Lombardy vs R Mateo  1-0251986New York Open (USA)B63 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
11. R Mateo vs P Popovic  1-0391986New YorkB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
12. Smejkal vs R Mateo  1-0521986Chess OlympiadA15 English
13. Anand vs R Mateo 1-0351986Chess OlympiadB63 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
14. R Mateo vs Xu Jun  0-1711986Chess OlympiadC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
15. R Mateo vs K Spraggett  ½-½451986Chess OlympiadB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
16. T Palmer vs R Mateo 0-1311986Pan-Am Intercollegiate Team ChampionshipB23 Sicilian, Closed
17. R Mateo vs Kotronias  ½-½261988Chess OlympiadB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
18. R Mateo vs Korchnoi 0-1361988Chess OlympiadC14 French, Classical
19. Ftacnik vs R Mateo  1-0401988Chess OlympiadE16 Queen's Indian
20. R Mateo vs Chessmaster  ½-½401997SANTO DOMINGO,SAMANEL IIID37 Queen's Gambit Declined
21. REBEL vs R Mateo  1-0301997SANTO DOMINGO,SAMANEL IIIE00 Queen's Pawn Game
22. REBEL vs R Mateo  1-03019984ta. COPA SAMANELE15 Queen's Indian
23. R Mateo vs Chessmaster 0-12919984ta. COPA SAMANELD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
24. R Mateo vs HIARCS  0-12919984ta. COPA SAMANELD02 Queen's Pawn Game
25. R Mateo vs Aronian 0-1402000Ubeda op 5thB32 Sicilian
 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 117  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-15-05  ChagoChess: Ramon Mateo is the first GM of the Dominican Republic, Congratulations Mateo!!!
Feb-03-06  BIDMONFA: Ramon Mateo

MATEO, Ramon

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  keypusher: Great news! I knew him when I lived there 1988-1990. A gentleman and a magnificent chessplayer.
Mar-09-08  Method B: Ramon Mateo wins 3rd International West Open Toulouse:
Mar-10-08  Riverbeast: Hombre!

I know you from NYC, amigo....You used to kick 'culo' in Washington Square Park...In 'mas suave' fashion...

Congratulations on your GM title.

Apr-03-08  chessmoron: Is this really User: Mateo?
Apr-04-08  hitman84: <MORON>Could be..
Apr-04-08  mistreaver: < Is this really User: Mateo?> It really could be because Mateo's comments are very interesting and look quite professional
Apr-12-08  stanleys: Congratulations from me too!

I was surprised (and pleased) to read his interview in which he said that he was not a professional,never worked with chess programs,but with books;finally he called Petrosian as a favourite player

Apr-23-08  positionalgenius: Mateo, I see you are a top player. No wonder your annotations are deep!
Apr-23-08  Red October: if this is User: Mateo we are indeed honoured to have interacted with him at if not, User: Mateo's analysis are still high class so either way we are honoured
May-12-08  stanleys: Deserves a picture,I believe.How about this one:
May-29-09  myschkin: . . .

GM Ramon Mateo learnt how to play chess at the age of 13. Soon he scored numerous local and international results. 1981 he was awarded the IM title by FIDE. In 1988 Mateo backed out of tournament play, but started a successful comeback ten years after chess retirement: Until 2005 he achieved the required 3 GM norms and in 2008 his rating overcame the 2500 ELO barrier. He represented the Dominican Republic not less than eight times at the Chess Olympiads since 1978.

Fide card:

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  Tabanus: Looks like he's national champion today, probably for the umpteenth time:, congratulations!

Jun-23-11  Stonehenge: Happy Birthday :)
Jun-24-11  nanobrain: <stanleys: Deserves a picture,I believe.How about this one:;

If this guy in the picture is really Ramon Mateo, then I don't believe he is a good player, or a grandmaster. He may not even know how to play chess at all. Look at the chessboard in front of him. He does not know where to put his Queen and King in their initial position. He is already in the middlegame and he hasn't noticed yet!

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  chancho: <nanobrain> He's playing with the black pieces. Look at the color of his opponent's pieces.

The square his Queen is standing on is dark, so...

Jun-23-13  Stonehenge: Happy Birthday :)
Jun-23-13  waustad: Happy B'day!
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Happy 56th birthday to GM Ramon Mateo.
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