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Alejandro Ramirez Alvarez
  
Number of games in database: 415
Years covered: 1995 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2552 (2579 rapid, 2694 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2601

Overall record: +149 -95 =152 (56.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 19 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (26) 
    B40 B23 B30 B92 B51
 English (20) 
    A13 A16 A15 A14 A11
 King's Indian (18) 
    E62 E67 E69 E60 E61
 Reti System (16) 
    A04 A06 A05
 Slav (16) 
    D11 D15 D12 D18 D19
 Nimzo Indian (13) 
    E32 E55 E52 E54 E42
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (59) 
    B33 B42 B22 B30 B48
 Slav (26) 
    D15 D11 D10 D12
 French Defense (20) 
    C03 C18 C02 C19 C01
 Modern Benoni (18) 
    A59 A57 A58
 Benko Gambit (18) 
    A59 A57 A58
 Alekhine's Defense (16) 
    B04 B03 B02
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   A Ramirez Alvarez vs Shabalov, 2003 1-0
   A Ramirez Alvarez vs T Riccardi, 2015 1-0
   A Ramirez Alvarez vs Mulyar, 2011 1-0
   K Wang vs A Ramirez Alvarez, 2013 0-1
   A Ramirez Alvarez vs R Hess, 2013 1-0
   D Kelley vs A Ramirez Alvarez, 2012 0-1
   A Ramirez Alvarez vs C H Harmon-Vellotti, 2011 1-0
   A Ramirez Alvarez vs Kaidanov, 2011 1-0
   L Arias vs A Ramirez Alvarez, 2001 0-1
   A Ramirez Alvarez vs J Bryant, 2015 1-0

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   41st Annual World Open (2013)
   US Chess Championships (2013)
   US Open (2015)
   UTD GM Invitational (2006)
   XVI Carlos Torre Memorial (2003)
   112th US Open (2011)
   Politiken Cup (2014)
   Reykjavik Open (2016)
   World Open (2009)
   Reykjavik Open (2014)
   Torneo Continental Americano (2003)
   World Junior Championship (2008)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   Reykjavik Open (2017)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   2011 Saint Louis invitational by gauer

RECENT GAMES:
   A Ramirez Alvarez vs D Pulvett Marin (Jun-18-17) 1-0
   A H T dos Santos Fier vs A Ramirez Alvarez (Jun-18-17) 1-0
   E Iturrizaga vs A Ramirez Alvarez (Jun-18-17) 1-0
   A Ramirez Alvarez vs D Vera Siguenas (Jun-18-17) 1/2-1/2
   R Hungaski vs A Ramirez Alvarez (Jun-18-17) 1/2-1/2

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ALEJANDRO RAMIREZ ALVAREZ
(born Jun-21-1988, 29 years old) Costa Rica (federation/nationality United States of America)

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Ramirez is a GM and was =1st (2nd on tiebreaker) at the US Chess Championships (2013), which qualified him for the World Cup (2013) where he lost to eventual semi-finalist Evgeny Tomashevsky in the 1st round Armageddon tiebreaker.

He has a blog at chess.com: http://www.chess.com/members/view_c... and is a columnist and analyst with chessbase.com.

Wikipedia article: Alejandro Ramírez (chess player)

Last updated: 2017-04-11 05:16:26

 page 1 of 17; games 1-25 of 415  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. R Markus vs A Ramirez Alvarez  0-1331995Canaries ol U16C05 French, Tarrasch
2. S Bermudez Vives vs A Ramirez Alvarez  1-0292001ch-CRCB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
3. A Ramirez Alvarez vs C Barrios Zamora  1-0612001ch-CRCA05 Reti Opening
4. A Ramirez Alvarez vs W Charpentier Morales  ½-½412001ch-CRCA06 Reti Opening
5. J Vaglio vs A Ramirez Alvarez  1-0332001ch-CRCA15 English
6. A Ramirez Alvarez vs A Solano Cruz  ½-½762001ch-CRCA04 Reti Opening
7. J Gonzalez Acosta vs A Ramirez Alvarez 0-1402001ch-CRCA57 Benko Gambit
8. R Ugalde vs A Ramirez Alvarez  0-1692001ch-CRCA15 English
9. A Ramirez Alvarez vs L Valdes  0-1492001ch-CRCA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
10. A Ramirez Alvarez vs C Granados  ½-½552001ch-CRCA05 Reti Opening
11. E Solis vs A Ramirez Alvarez  0-1732001ch-CRCB03 Alekhine's Defense
12. A Ramirez Alvarez vs B Gonzalez  0-1222001ch-CRCA04 Reti Opening
13. R Valverde Fuentes vs A Ramirez Alvarez  0-1372001ch-CRCB02 Alekhine's Defense
14. A Ramirez Alvarez vs M Arias Santana  ½-½912001ch-CRCA04 Reti Opening
15. A Ramirez Alvarez vs J C Sanchez Jimenez  ½-½362001Sub-zt 2.3.2A04 Reti Opening
16. C Reyes Najera vs A Ramirez Alvarez  ½-½612001Sub-zt 2.3.2A45 Queen's Pawn Game
17. A Ramirez Alvarez vs A Romero  ½-½482001Sub-zt 2.3.2A06 Reti Opening
18. A Ramirez Alvarez vs B Pineda  0-1712001Sub-zt 2.3.2A04 Reti Opening
19. W Bravo vs A Ramirez Alvarez 0-1322001Sub-zt 2.3.2A59 Benko Gambit
20. L Arias vs A Ramirez Alvarez 0-1572001Sub-zt 2.3.2B02 Alekhine's Defense
21. A Ramirez Alvarez vs R Lacayo  1-0292001Sub-zt 2.3.2A04 Reti Opening
22. S Minero Pineda vs A Ramirez Alvarez  ½-½392001Sub-zt 2.3.2A15 English
23. A Ramirez Alvarez vs R Pogorelov  0-1422002XXVII OpenB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
24. A Ramirez Alvarez vs Morozevich ½-½592002Bled OlympiadC01 French, Exchange
25. S Brittner vs A Ramirez Alvarez  1-0382002Bled OlympiadA58 Benko Gambit
 page 1 of 17; games 1-25 of 415  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Apr-04-13  waustad: Hwere is another link to a pic of him with Moira Kamgar. Not the purple suit! http://www.uschess.org/images/stori...
Apr-04-13  waustad: This article may help answer your question a bit better: http://www.ocregister.com/news/ches...
Apr-04-13  waustad: The actual reason I was on this page was to note his equal first in the LIX Campeonato Nacional e Internacional de Ajedrez de México. It seems he came in second on tiebreaks. http://es.chessdom.com/2013/cubano-...
Apr-21-13  waustad: As the on;y Costa Rican that I know in the database, I guess here is a good place to post this. There will be a Zonal tournament in San Jose starting next week: http://ratings.fide.com/tournament_...
Apr-21-13  waustad: I wonder why that was a problem, since the zonal isn't until the end of May into June. I guess they don't want to play as much as Caruana or Ivanchuk.
May-12-13  waustad: He's in a playoff for the US Championship. Great rusult! That should also clinch a spot in the next World Cup.
May-18-13  Conrad93: How is this guy the US Chess Champion?
Man, the competition has gotten really weak over the years...
May-21-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  maxi: Perhaps he is getting better. He didn't quite make it this time, but it was an excellent result. Time will tell.
May-21-13  Conrad93: He is getting better, but Kamsky is clearly the superior player.

The US Chess Champion is supposed to be the best in the country. I don't think that this guy is quite there yet.

Jun-21-13  waustad: Happy 25! I wish you many many more. Cumpleanos feliz!!! (I hope I spelled it right)
Jul-11-13  waustad: He'll be playing Evgeny Tomashevsky in the first round of the World Cup. http://www.chessworldcup2013.com/im...
Jul-11-13  nummerzwei: I've recently come across Alejandro's name in quite an unexpected context. The article itself doesn't really dwell on our game at all, but I still found it rather amusing to have a familiar chess name pop up in a music review:

"Hayley Williams is 20 years old and has a Wikipedia page of her own. That sounds more impressive than it actually is. After all, the Internet encyclopaedia's English language version features 4721 entries concerning people born in 1988 such as Williams. There is Rubik's cube world record holder Toby Mao, <chess grandmaster Alejandro Ramirez> and porn actress Sasha Grey, who has already appeared in a whopping 176 films according to IMDB. And then there is Hayley Williams, who however has no interest in those professions and would rather join her band Paramore in making rock music.(...)"

Source: http://www.plattentests.de/rezi.php... [in German]

Jul-11-13  Shams: <...and porn actress Sasha Grey, who has already appeared in a whopping 176 films according to IMDB.>

Wait, what!? I thought there were only 173! I'll, uh, see you guys tomorrow.

Aug-11-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  ketchuplover: drawn goes tomashevsky!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Aug-13-13  waustad: He must hate Armageddon games. He's lost twice in them to much higher rated players now.
Jun-15-14  waustad: I expect that San Jose is going nuts after the win against Uruguay. As the only Tico here that I know of, he must be pleased.
Jun-21-14  waustad: Happy b'day!
Aug-10-14  dumbgai: I wish ChessBase would get a better commentator for its articles. There are some really cringe-worthy comments in his Olympiad reports.
Aug-10-14  dx9293: What's wrong with his commentary?
Sep-11-14  waustad: This picture is interesting since it makes him look like he's the same height as Jen Shahade. I think that the camera angle is making him look a lot taller than he is. http://en.chessbase.com/Portals/4/f...

At least he isn't standing on a platform like Alan Ladd, though artificiality seems to be a hallmark of Ms. Shahade's gig with the hair.

Both are interesting players and I wish them the best. What I'd really like is for the <LittlePeasant> to come back and communicate with us. That probably won't happen considering how busy chessbase keeps him along with playing occasionally.

Sep-11-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <Shams: <...and porn actress Sasha Grey, who has already appeared in a whopping 176 films according to IMDB.> Wait, what!? I thought there were only 173! I'll, uh, see you guys tomorrow.>

Dang, y'all missed a couple? Yer goin' ta the woodshed fer thet!

Sep-12-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: Starting to bear an uncanny resemblance to Rory McIlroy.
May-11-15  Ke2: he's been doing great youtube videos with St. Louis chess club. btw his blog hasn't been updated in 2 years
Jun-21-15  waustad: Feliz Cumpleaños!
Apr-10-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: In this image http://en.chessbase.com/thumb/65137 he has the most superb, sparkling, bartonfinky jewfro of all time.
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