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Alejandro Ramirez-Alvarez
Number of games in database: 331
Years covered: 1995 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2574 (2579 rapid, 2654 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2601
Overall record: +116 -76 =127 (56.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      12 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (23) 
    B30 B92 B23 B90 B40
 King's Indian (14) 
    E62 E67 E61 E69 E60
 Slav (14) 
    D15 D11 D12 D18 D19
 Nimzo Indian (13) 
    E55 E32 E43 E52 E54
 Reti System (12) 
    A04 A06 A05
 Semi-Slav (9) 
    D45 D44 D43
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (43) 
    B33 B22 B30 B42 B43
 Slav (23) 
    D15 D12 D10 D11
 French Defense (20) 
    C03 C18 C02 C01 C19
 Modern Benoni (17) 
    A59 A57 A58
 Benko Gambit (17) 
    A59 A57 A58
 Alekhine's Defense (15) 
    B04 B03 B02
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   A Ramirez vs R Hess, 2013 1-0
   D Kelley vs A Ramirez, 2012 0-1
   A Ramirez vs Mulyar, 2011 1-0
   T K Antal vs A Ramirez, 2014 0-1
   A Ramirez vs Robson, 2014 1/2-1/2
   A Ramirez vs S Shankland, 2013 1-0
   K Wang vs A Ramirez, 2013 0-1
   A Ramirez vs A Shetty, 2013 1-0
   A Ramirez vs S Shankland, 2013 1-0
   Tomashevsky vs A Ramirez, 2013 0-1

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)
   UTD GM Invitational (2006)
   112th US Open (2011)
   XVI Carlos Torre Memorial (2003)
   Capablanca Memorial ELITE (2004)
   World Open (2009)
   Politiken Cup (2014)
   28th Cappelle-la-Grande (2012)
   Reykjavik Open (2014)
   Torneo Continental Americano (2003)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   World Junior Championship (2008)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   Olympiad (2008)

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ALEJANDRO RAMIREZ-ALVAREZ
(born Jun-21-1988, 26 years old) Costa Rica (citizen of United States of America)

[what is this?]
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.


 page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 331  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. R Markus vs A Ramirez  0-133 1995 Canaries ol U16C05 French, Tarrasch
2. A Ramirez vs Solano-Cruz  ½-½76 2001 ch-CRCA04 Reti Opening
3. W Bravo vs A Ramirez 0-132 2001 Sub-zt 2.3.2A59 Benko Gambit
4. A Ramirez vs M Arias Santana  ½-½91 2001 ch-CRCA04 Reti Opening
5. A Ramirez vs C Granados  ½-½55 2001 ch-CRCA05 Reti Opening
6. J Vaglio vs A Ramirez  1-033 2001 ch-CRCA15 English
7. A Ramirez vs B Pineda  0-171 2001 Sub-zt 2.3.2A04 Reti Opening
8. R Valverde Fuentes vs A Ramirez  0-137 2001 ch-CRCB02 Alekhine's Defense
9. A Ramirez vs L Valdes  0-149 2001 ch-CRCA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
10. S Minero Pineda vs A Ramirez  ½-½39 2001 Sub-zt 2.3.2A15 English
11. A Ramirez vs W Charpentier  ½-½41 2001 ch-CRCA06 Reti Opening
12. A Ramirez vs A Romero  ½-½48 2001 Sub-zt 2.3.2A06 Reti Opening
13. A Ramirez vs B Gonzalez  0-122 2001 ch-CRCA04 Reti Opening
14. R Ugalde vs A Ramirez  0-169 2001 ch-CRCA15 English
15. A Ramirez vs R Lacayo  1-029 2001 Sub-zt 2.3.2A04 Reti Opening
16. A Ramirez vs C Barrios Zamora  1-061 2001 ch-CRCA05 Reti Opening
17. C Reyes Najera vs A Ramirez  ½-½61 2001 Sub-zt 2.3.2A45 Queen's Pawn Game
18. E Solis vs A Ramirez  0-173 2001 ch-CRCB03 Alekhine's Defense
19. J R Gonzalez Acosta vs A Ramirez 0-140 2001 ch-CRCA57 Benko Gambit
20. L Arias vs A Ramirez 0-157 2001 Sub-zt 2.3.2B02 Alekhine's Defense
21. S Bermudez Vives vs A Ramirez  1-029 2001 ch-CRCB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
22. A Ramirez vs J C Sanchez Jimenez  ½-½36 2001 Sub-zt 2.3.2A04 Reti Opening
23. M Kaabi vs A Ramirez  0-167 2002 Bled OlympiadE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
24. A Ramirez vs L Bruzon  ½-½26 2002 XV Carlos TorreB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
25. A Ramirez vs R Pogorelov  0-142 2002 XXVII OpenB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
 page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 331  PGN Download
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Jun-21-12  brankat: Happy Birthday GM Ramirez-Alvarez!
Sep-23-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  waustad: I read in an interview that he is involved in the design of video games. He is also doing a lot of analysis of current games on chessbase, covering the London Grand Prix.
Jan-23-13  Zugzwangovich: Who is Moira Kamgar, the pretty lady hugging his shoulder in the January 2013 issue of Chess Life?
Apr-04-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  waustad: This article may help answer your question a bit better: http://www.ocregister.com/news/ches...
Apr-04-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  waustad: Happy 25! I wish you many many more. Cumpleanos feliz!!! (I hope I spelled it right)
Jul-11-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  waustad: He must hate Armageddon games. He's lost twice in them to much higher rated players now.
Jun-15-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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  MissScarlett: Starting to bear an uncanny resemblance to Rory McIlroy.
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