Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

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 B30 B40 B43 B33
 French Defense (7) 
    C00 C14 C10 C07 C16
 Sicilian Najdorf (7) 
    B93 B95 B97
 Queen's Pawn Game (6) 
    A45 A46 E10 D02
 English, 1 c4 e5 (4) 
    A25 A22 A21
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (24) 
    B42 B43 B28 B63 B41
 Sicilian Kan (10) 
    B42 B43 B41
 English, 1 c4 c5 (5) 
    A37 A35 A30 A36
 Queen's Indian (4) 
    E15 E16
 English (4) 
 Queen's Pawn Game (4) 
    A46 E00 E10
Repertoire Explorer

NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   R Mateo vs E Kirk, 2008 1-0
   R Mateo vs M K A Russell, 2004 1/2-1/2
   R Mateo vs M Godena, 2004 1/2-1/2

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

   🏆 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

Search Sacrifice Explorer for Ramon Mateo
Search Google for Ramon Mateo
FIDE player card for Ramon Mateo

(born Jun-23-1958, 61 years old) Dominican Republic

[what is this?]

Grandmaster. He was Dominican Champion in 1979, 1986, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2010.

Last updated: 2019-01-25 13:24:56

 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 P Popovic  1-0391986New York OpenB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
9. R Mateo vs Robert E Byrne 1-0321986New York OpenB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
10. R Mateo vs V Lukov  1-0311986Rio GallegosB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
11. Lombardy vs R Mateo  1-0251986New York Open (USA)B63 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
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. REBEL vs R Mateo  1-0301997SANTO DOMINGO,SAMANEL IIIE00 Queen's Pawn Game
21. R Mateo vs Chessmaster  ½-½401997SANTO DOMINGO,SAMANEL IIID37 Queen's Gambit Declined
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
  REFINE SEARCH:   White wins (1-0) | Black wins (0-1) | Draws (1/2-1/2) | Mateo wins | Mateo loses  

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

Premium Chessgames Member
  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:

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

Premium Chessgames Member
  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!

Premium Chessgames Member
  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...

Premium Chessgames Member
  Stonehenge: Happy Birthday :)
Jun-23-13  waustad: Happy B'day!
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Happy 56th birthday to GM Ramon Mateo.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Pyrandus: Living in Dominica?
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, is totally anonymous, and 100% free—plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, profane, raunchy, or disgusting language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate or nonsense posts.
  3. No malicious personal attacks, including cyber stalking, systematic antagonism, or gratuitous name-calling of any member Iincludinfgall Admin and Owners or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. If you think someone is an idiot, then provide evidence that their reasoning is invalid and/or idiotic, instead of just calling them an idiot. It's a subtle but important distinction, even in political discussions.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No malicious posting of or linking to personal, private, and/or negative information (aka "doxing" or "doxxing") about any member, (including all Admin and Owners) or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. This includes all media: text, images, video, audio, or otherwise. Such actions will result in severe sanctions for any violators.
  6. NO TROLLING. Admin and Owners know it when they see it, and sanctions for any trolls will be significant.
  7. Any off-topic posts which distract from the primary topic of discussion are subject to removal.
  8. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by Moderators is expressly prohibited.
  9. The use of "sock puppet" accounts in an attempt to undermine any side of a debate—or to create a false impression of consensus or support—is prohibited.
  10. All decisions with respect to deleting posts, and any subsequent discipline, are final, and occur at the sole discretion of the Moderators, Admin, and Owners.
  11. Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a Moderator.

NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific player and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors. All Moderator actions taken are at the sole discretion of the Admin and Owners—who will strive to act fairly and consistently at all times.
Spot an error? Please suggest your correction and help us eliminate database mistakes!

home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us
Copyright 2001-2019, Chessgames Services LLC