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Manuel Leon Hoyos
Number of games in database: 317
Years covered: 2001 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2511 (2539 rapid, 2506 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2603
Overall record: +88 -79 =85 (51.8%)*
   * 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.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (48) 
    B32 B42 B90 B25 B23
 English (12) 
    A13 A15 A11 A14 A12
 Ruy Lopez (12) 
    C67 C78 C98 C65 C73
 King's Indian Attack (11) 
    A07
 Queen's Pawn Game (9) 
    A45 D00 E00
 French Defense (8) 
    C00 C05 C04 C03 C07
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (62) 
    B27 B32 B22 B35 B30
 Modern Benoni (21) 
    A58 A59 A57 A70 A56
 Queen's Pawn Game (19) 
    A41 E10 A40 A46 A45
 Benko Gambit (13) 
    A58 A59 A57
 English, 1 c4 c5 (12) 
    A37 A31 A36 A30 A34
 Sicilian Dragon (9) 
    B35 B38 B72 B76 B74
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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 Jobava, 2010 1-0
   M Leon Hoyos vs S Breckenridge, 2012 1-0
   M Leon Hoyos vs Z Amanov, 2012 1-0
   M Leon Hoyos vs M Bosboom, 2009 1-0
   M Leon Hoyos vs D Yang, 2012 1/2-1/2
   D Boros vs M Leon Hoyos, 2012 0-1
   M Leon Hoyos vs F Corrales Jimenez, 2012 1/2-1/2
   E Chang vs M Leon Hoyos, 2012 0-1

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

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   2012 Spice Cup open by gauer

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MANUEL LEON HOYOS
(born Feb-10-1989, 25 years old) Mexico

[what is this?]
Grandmaster (2008) and Mexico's top player. 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.

Photo: http://www.bidmonfa.com/leon_manuel...

Wikipedia article: Manuel Le%C3%B3n Hoyos


 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 317  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. E Pileckis vs M Leon Hoyos  0-133 2001 WYB12B21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
2. M Leon Hoyos vs M Vachier-Lagrave  0-141 2001 WYB12B76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
3. M Leon Hoyos vs E Bonnet 0-140 2001 WYB12B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
4. M Leon Hoyos vs D Howell  1-031 2001 WYB12C56 Two Knights
5. G Rohit vs M Leon Hoyos  ½-½32 2001 WYB12A01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
6. T Coleman vs M Leon Hoyos  0-127 2001 WYB12A42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
7. M Leon Hoyos vs I Nepomniachtchi ½-½44 2001 WYB12C05 French, Tarrasch
8. E Krivoborodov vs M Leon Hoyos  ½-½48 2001 WYB12B22 Sicilian, Alapin
9. S Bercys vs M Leon Hoyos  1-051 2002 Wch U14A59 Benko Gambit
10. M Leon Hoyos vs A Needleman  ½-½56 2003 Torneo Continental AmericanoB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
11. A Rodriguez Vila vs M Leon Hoyos  1-027 2003 Torneo Continental AmericanoB27 Sicilian
12. M Leon Hoyos vs R Martin del Campo 0-127 2003 XVI Carlos Torre MemorialB32 Sicilian
13. A Escobedo Tinajero vs M Leon Hoyos  ½-½79 2003 Torneo Continental AmericanoA58 Benko Gambit
14. L Perez Rodriguez vs M Leon Hoyos  1-025 2003 XVI Carlos Torre MemorialB27 Sicilian
15. M Leon Hoyos vs F Bentancor  1-025 2003 Torneo Continental AmericanoB56 Sicilian
16. M Leon Hoyos vs I J Vera  1-072 2003 Torneo Continental AmericanoB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
17. H Walsh vs M Leon Hoyos  1-048 2003 Torneo Continental AmericanoB35 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Modern Variation with Bc4
18. A De Dovitiis vs M Leon Hoyos  1-047 2003 Torneo Continental AmericanoB27 Sicilian
19. M Leon Hoyos vs A Zapata  0-129 2003 Torneo Continental AmericanoB42 Sicilian, Kan
20. O Zambrana vs M Leon Hoyos  ½-½42 2004 Moncada Cup 2ndB32 Sicilian
21. J Nogueiras vs M Leon Hoyos  ½-½10 2004 XVII Torre MemorialA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
22. R E Espinosa Flores vs M Leon Hoyos  ½-½26 2004 XVII Torre MemorialB01 Scandinavian
23. M Leon Hoyos vs G Hernandez Guerrero  ½-½18 2004 XVII Torre MemorialB63 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
24. M Leon Hoyos vs R Vera  ½-½62 2004 XVII Torre MemorialA07 King's Indian Attack
25. Akobian vs M Leon Hoyos  1-055 2005 XVIII Carlos Torre Memorial KOA59 Benko Gambit
 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 317  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Feb-05-06  Dark Horse: He beat that Toppalov second, Chaparinov
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.
Aug-22-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: <Manuel Garcia> Yep! http://www.chessmexico.com/es/index...
Sep-18-07  Manuel Garcia: He is quite active in Europe. He and others of his generation, like Ibarra Chamín and Uriel Capó.
May-10-08  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%
Jan-31-09
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 chessgames.com 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.
Aug-15-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: Bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manuel...

2nd in Arctic Chess Challenge 31 July - 8 August 2010: http://tournamentservice.com/standi...

Aug-29-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  juan31: Lo Mejor para usted Maestro, en Noruega 2010
Sep-22-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  juan31: Buen gane con negras el 21 de septiembre ( 2010) en la olimpiada felicidades
Feb-10-12  Penguincw: Happy Birthday to one of the greatest Spanish chess players!
Mar-06-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  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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