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J Becerra Rivero 
Photograph copyright © 2008 Federación Argentina de Ajedrez  
Julio Becerra Rivero
Number of games in database: 251
Years covered: 1994 to 2012
Last FIDE rating: 2538
Highest rating achieved in database: 2614
Overall record: +104 -55 =91 (59.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      1 exhibition game, odds game, etc. is excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (53) 
    B43 B90 B31 B30 B27
 Ruy Lopez (29) 
    C78 C97 C91 C88 C96
 French Defense (24) 
    C11 C18 C10 C12 C16
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (18) 
    C97 C91 C88 C96 C87
 French (13) 
    C11 C10 C12
 Sicilian Kan (10) 
    B43 B42
With the Black pieces:
 King's Indian (24) 
    E73 E70 E92 E99 E62
 Ruy Lopez (21) 
    C69 C96 C83 C80 C68
 Sicilian (14) 
    B50 B89 B52 B67 B60
 Slav (12) 
    D10 D17 D15 D14 D13
 Semi-Slav (10) 
    D45 D44 D47 D43
 Ruy Lopez Exchange (8) 
    C69 C68 C85
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   J Becerra Rivero vs M Goss, 2012 1-0
   J Becerra Rivero vs Robson, 2009 1-0
   D Perrine vs J Becerra Rivero, 2011 0-1
   J Becerra Rivero vs J Sarkar, 2007 1-0
   J Becerra Rivero vs J Sarkar, 2006 1-0
   J Becerra Rivero vs A Liang, 2011 1-0
   Michael Vilenchuk vs J Becerra Rivero, 2011 0-1
   J Becerra Rivero vs H Spangenberg, 1994 1-0
   J Becerra Rivero vs Onischuk, 2008 1/2-1/2
   A Stein vs J Becerra Rivero, 2007 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   World Open (2007)
   US Championships (2007)
   Foxwoods Open (2008)
   World Open (2008)
   Foxwoods Open (2009)
   US Championship (2008)
   Marshall Chess Club Championship (2003)
   United States Chess League (2008)
   Chessmaster US Championships 2005 (2004)
   US Championship (2009)
   National Open (2007)
   HB Global Chess Challenge (2005)
   112th US Open (2011)
   34th World Open (2006)
   US Championship 2006 (2006)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   SPICE Cup 2008 by Black Pawn
   2011 Saint Louis invitational by gauer

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(born Oct-15-1973, 41 years old) Cuba (citizen of United States of America)

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Grandmaster (1997). Cuban Champion in 1995 and 1996. He took 2nd place in the Cuban championship in 1999.

Wikipedia article: Julio Becerra Rivero

References: (1)

6-time Florida chess champion.

 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 251  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. J Becerra Rivero vs Antunes  1-042 1994 Havana opB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
2. J Becerra Rivero vs Van Wely  ½-½59 1994 Capablanca mem-AB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
3. Miles vs J Becerra Rivero  1-048 1994 Capablanca mem-AA48 King's Indian
4. J Becerra Rivero vs P San Segundo Carrillo  1-034 1994 It openB40 Sicilian
5. J Becerra Rivero vs H Spangenberg 1-042 1994 CapablancaB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
6. M Abarca Aguirre vs J Becerra Rivero  0-159 1994 Moscow ol (Men)E81 King's Indian, Samisch
7. Miles vs J Becerra Rivero  1-039 1995 Capablanca memA48 King's Indian
8. Quinteros vs J Becerra Rivero  0-152 1995 It (cat.10)E76 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack
9. Larsen vs J Becerra Rivero  1-040 1995 San MartinE70 King's Indian
10. J Becerra Rivero vs W Arencibia 0-133 1995 Andorra op 13thC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
11. Van Wely vs J Becerra Rivero 1-037 1995 Capablanca memE92 King's Indian
12. J Becerra Rivero vs G Timoshchenko  0-128 1996 Balaguer opB23 Sicilian, Closed
13. J Becerra Rivero vs W Arencibia  ½-½9 1996 Capablanca mem Elite 31stA39 English, Symmetrical, Main line with d4
14. R Gonzalez vs J Becerra Rivero  0-151 1996 Capablanca mem Elite 31stB50 Sicilian
15. R Vera vs J Becerra Rivero 1-037 1996 Cienfuegos City Cap memA04 Reti Opening
16. I Morovic vs J Becerra Rivero  1-032 1996 Capablanca A Cienfuegos City CUBB57 Sicilian
17. R Gonzalez vs J Becerra Rivero  0-153 1996 CUB-chB50 Sicilian
18. J Becerra Rivero vs Miles  ½-½57 1996 Capablanca A Cienfuegos City CUBB12 Caro-Kann Defense
19. J Becerra Rivero vs Khurtsidze  1-046 1997 4th World Team ChB42 Sicilian, Kan
20. M Kazhgaleyev vs J Becerra Rivero  1-042 1997 4th World Team ChE70 King's Indian
21. J Becerra Rivero vs A Zapata 1-038 1997 Capablanca Elite,CUBB49 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
22. Rublevsky vs J Becerra Rivero 1-033 1997 4th World Team ChB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
23. Pelletier vs J Becerra Rivero  1-042 1997 4th World Team ChE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
24. A Minasian vs J Becerra Rivero  ½-½76 1997 4th World Team ChB23 Sicilian, Closed
25. J Becerra Rivero vs Bacrot  ½-½13 1998 Capablanca mem Elite 33rdC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 251  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
May-20-05  mindanalyzer: Cheers, Julio! I hope you do well in future tournaments. "Another Cuban from miami"
Oct-06-05  chenturini: I want read a short biography of J. Becerra-Rivero. I remember his performance in Habana, Nov-1992. Curiosly, was the first international tournament of Paco Vallejo (ten years at the moment). Becerra was spectacular, and overwhelmed all rivals. Great.
Mar-11-07  thesonicvision: there really should be more
info about him here. he's
a 2600+, and one of the best in the
May-19-07  BIDMONFA: Julio J Becerra-Rivero


May-22-07  bauernfresser: He was MVP in the US Chess League 2006.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Knight13: Everyone in Florida knows this guy. He steals all the $$$$ in big tournaments and always wins the Florida State Chess Championship!
Aug-11-08  myschkin: . . .

Cuban born GM <Julio Becerra-Rivero> gives some insights:

(Castle Chess Interviews)

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  OhioChessFan: Hope Chessgames gets some bio info to let us know more about the person commentating the WC match.
Feb-10-09  Augalv: Introducing: Grandmaster Julio Becerra Rivero

May-12-09  blacksburg:
Jun-02-09  hedgeh0g: "He is a GM."


Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: He played in the olympiads 1994 (1st reserve), 1996 (board 3) and 1998 (board 4). Tournament win in 2009:

Premium Chessgames Member
  dakgootje: According to he just beat Nakamura in 12 moves. Not bad at all:

Becerra - Nakamura

1 e4 c5
2 Nf3 Nf6
3 e5 Nd5
4 Nc3 e6
5 Nd5 ed5
6 d4 Nc6
7 dc5 Bc5
8 Qd5 d6
9 Bc4 Qe7
10 Bg5 f6
11 0-0-0 de5
12 Rhe1 Resigns

Jul-13-10  strobane: What's Julio doing now?
Haven't seen any of his games since last year.
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: 2007 U.S. Championship: On his chess site, Mig Greengard generously offered to match up to $500 of readers' contributions to a brilliancy prize fund for the tournament. In the end, the first prize of $1,165 went to GM Julio Becerra for his win over GM Hikaru Nakamura. Mig relates that when he told Becerra of his prize, he asked "For which game?"
Oct-23-14  zanzibar: His wiki page has a link to a USCF bio for him:

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