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Manuel Leon Hoyos
Number of games in database: 318
Years covered: 2001 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 2488 (2527 rapid, 2509 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2603
Overall record: +89 -79 =85 (52.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      65 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (48) 
    B32 B42 B25 B90 B23
 Ruy Lopez (12) 
    C67 C78 C73 C96 C98
 English (12) 
    A13 A15 A11 A12 A14
 King's Indian Attack (11) 
 Queen's Pawn Game (9) 
    A45 E00 D00
 French Defense (8) 
    C00 C05 C03 C07 C04
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (63) 
    B27 B32 B22 B62 B42
 Modern Benoni (21) 
    A58 A59 A57 A70 A56
 Queen's Pawn Game (19) 
    A41 E10 A40 A46 A45
 Benko Gambit (13) 
    A58 A57 A59
 English, 1 c4 c5 (12) 
    A31 A37 A30 A36 A38
 Sicilian Dragon (9) 
    B35 B38 B77 B76 B70
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   M Leon Hoyos vs M Pacher, 2008 1-0
   K Landa vs M Leon Hoyos, 2008 0-1
   M Leon Hoyos vs Z Amanov, 2012 1-0
   R Vera vs M Leon Hoyos, 2011 0-1
   M Leon Hoyos vs R Pogorelov, 2011 1-0
   M Leon Hoyos vs Jobava, 2010 1-0
   M Leon Hoyos vs S Breckenridge, 2012 1-0
   M Leon Hoyos vs Akobian, 2005 1-0
   M Leon Hoyos vs M Bosboom, 2009 1-0
   R Vera vs M Leon Hoyos, 2014 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Reggio Emilia (2008)
   Corus Group C (2009)
   27th Cappelle-la-Grande (2011)
   Chess Olympiad (2012)
   48th World Junior Championship (2009)
   American Continental Championship (2005)
   Cappelle la Grande (2009)
   Gibraltar Chess Festival (2008)
   Torneo Continental Americano (2003)
   World Junior Championship (2008)
   41st Annual World Open (2013)
   Chess Olympiad (2014)
   Reykjavik Open (2009)
   Chess Olympiad (2010)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   2012 Spice fall swiss by gauer

   G Popilski vs M Leon Hoyos (Dec-28-15) 0-1
   Le Quang Liem vs M Leon Hoyos (Oct-26-14) 1-0
   R Vera vs M Leon Hoyos (Oct-25-14) 0-1
   M Leon Hoyos vs Robson (Oct-22-14) 0-1
   M Leon Hoyos vs M Perunovic (Aug-14-14) 0-1

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(born Feb-10-1989, 27 years old) Mexico

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Grandmaster (2008) and one of Mexico's top players. Second in the Arctic Chess Challenge 2010. Qualifying through Zonal 2.3 for the World Cup (2011), GM Leon Hoyos lost in the first round to Spanish super-GM Alexey Shirov.


Wikipedia article: Manuel Le%C3%B3n Hoyos

 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 318  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. E Krivoborodov vs M Leon Hoyos  ½-½48 2001 WYB12B22 Sicilian, Alapin
2. T Coleman vs M Leon Hoyos  0-127 2001 WYB12A42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
3. M Leon Hoyos vs D Howell  1-031 2001 WYB12C56 Two Knights
4. M Leon Hoyos vs M Vachier-Lagrave  0-141 2001 WYB12B76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
5. E Pileckis vs M Leon Hoyos  0-133 2001 WYB12B21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
6. M Leon Hoyos vs I Nepomniachtchi ½-½44 2001 WYB12C05 French, Tarrasch
7. G Rohit vs M Leon Hoyos  ½-½32 2001 WYB12A01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
8. M Leon Hoyos vs E Bonnet 0-140 2001 WYB12B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
9. S Bercys vs M Leon Hoyos  1-051 2002 Wch U14A59 Benko Gambit
10. A Rodriguez Vila vs M Leon Hoyos  1-027 2003 Torneo Continental AmericanoB27 Sicilian
11. M Leon Hoyos vs A Zapata  0-129 2003 Torneo Continental AmericanoB42 Sicilian, Kan
12. H Walsh vs M Leon Hoyos  1-048 2003 Torneo Continental AmericanoB35 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Modern Variation with Bc4
13. M Leon Hoyos vs F Bentancor  1-025 2003 Torneo Continental AmericanoB56 Sicilian
14. A Escobedo Tinajero vs M Leon Hoyos  ½-½79 2003 Torneo Continental AmericanoA58 Benko Gambit
15. M Leon Hoyos vs A Needleman  ½-½56 2003 Torneo Continental AmericanoB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
16. A De Dovitiis vs M Leon Hoyos  1-047 2003 Torneo Continental AmericanoB27 Sicilian
17. M Leon Hoyos vs I J Vera  1-072 2003 Torneo Continental AmericanoB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
18. L Perez Rodriguez vs M Leon Hoyos  1-025 2003 XVI Carlos Torre MemorialB27 Sicilian
19. M Leon Hoyos vs R Martin del Campo 0-127 2003 XVI Carlos Torre MemorialB32 Sicilian
20. O Zambrana vs M Leon Hoyos  ½-½42 2004 Moncada Cup 2ndB32 Sicilian
21. M Leon Hoyos vs R Vera  ½-½62 2004 XVII Torre MemorialA07 King's Indian Attack
22. M Leon Hoyos vs G Hernandez Guerrero  ½-½18 2004 XVII Torre MemorialB63 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
23. J Nogueiras vs M Leon Hoyos  ½-½10 2004 XVII Torre MemorialA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
24. R E Espinosa Flores vs M Leon Hoyos  ½-½26 2004 XVII Torre MemorialB01 Scandinavian
25. J Bibiloni vs M Leon Hoyos  0-162 2005 American Continental ChampionshipA36 English
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Feb-10-06  Bobak Zahmat: <Dark Horse> That is quite a nice performance, certaintly with Black.
Feb-10-06  VishyFan: He was agonizingly close to beating Karjakin, but loosened the grip and settled for a draw.....
Feb-10-06  Bobak Zahmat: Karjakin hasn't the tournament of his life. He should today try to beat Nakamura to stay in the race for the first place.
Aug-21-07  Manuel Garcia: Manuel León Hoyos is a GM now. he have had apparently learnt something from his games against such a strong opposition.
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  WannaBe: <Manuel Garcia> Yep!
Sep-18-07  Manuel Garcia: He is quite active in Europe. He and others of his generation, like Ibarra Chamín and Uriel Capó.
Premium Chessgames Member
  brankat: If one is serious about his/her chess career, then Europe is still the place where one needs to be.
Jul-10-08  Yeomans: Manuel Leon Hoyos tiene un rating de 2543 y es el actual # 3 de Mexico, bien por Manuel!!
Sep-02-08  Xenon Oxide: This is the second of Ivanchuk for Bilbao Grand Slam. Manuel is grossly underrated and an expert at openings. Good choice :)
Oct-13-08  sergeidave: Manuel was Ivanchuk's second?? That's pretty cool!! Go Manuel!! Vamos, México!!
Dec-04-08  sergeidave: Good luck on Wijk aan Zee 2009 in January, Manuel!!
Jan-06-09  cuendillar: Thus you could truthfully claim that he was "second only to Ivanchuk".
Jan-24-09  yxcvbnm: good to know that there are still gms out there with a drawing-percentage <30%
Premium Chessgames Member
  technical draw: Manuel Leon Hoyos, the fighting Mexican! With one game to go in group C he has NO draws. That's called macho chess!
Feb-01-09  mindanalyzer: <Xenon Oxide: This is the second of Ivanchuk for Bilbao Grand Slam. Manuel is grossly underrated and an expert at openings. Good choice :)>

that explains Ivanchuk's results at corus A

Feb-02-09  Hector Maluy: No it doesn't. You are just trying to justify Ivanchuk's results.
Feb-03-09  AliMatok: < Overall record: +58 -83 =52 (43.5%)* > his record is very very very poor, guys stop telling us that he is a great player. he is great in mexico maybe but not in the world. sorry guys that's the truth.
Jul-29-09  midi900: The record on is based on an incomplete record. For instance if you take the rated games he has played since 2007 he has a 70% score with white and 56% with black. Of course he is still very far from the absolute top, but he is improving.
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  Tabanus: Bio:

2nd in Arctic Chess Challenge 31 July - 8 August 2010:

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  juan31: Lo Mejor para usted Maestro, en Noruega 2010
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  juan31: Buen gane con negras el 21 de septiembre ( 2010) en la olimpiada felicidades
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  Penguincw: Happy Birthday to one of the greatest Spanish chess players!
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  juan31: penguincw: El Maestro Manuel Leon Hoyos habla español, pero es mexicano.
Aug-12-12  freeman8201: I just seen this game draw to at the US Open today.
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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Manuel Leon Hoyos.
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