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Julio Becerra Rivero
J Becerra Rivero 
Photograph copyright © 2008 Federación Argentina de Ajedrez  
Number of games in database: 267
Years covered: 1994 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2531 (2568 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2614

Overall record: +110 -55 =97 (60.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 5 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (57) 
    B43 B90 B31 B27 B30
 Ruy Lopez (29) 
    C78 C91 C97 C90 C80
 French Defense (28) 
    C11 C18 C10 C01 C16
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (18) 
    C97 C91 C96 C88 C87
 French (16) 
    C11 C10 C12
 Sicilian Kan (12) 
    B43 B42
With the Black pieces:
 King's Indian (26) 
    E99 E73 E71 E70 E94
 Ruy Lopez (25) 
    C96 C69 C83 C78 C80
 Sicilian (14) 
    B50 B89 B52 B67 B57
 Slav (12) 
    D10 D17 D14 D15 D13
 Semi-Slav (10) 
    D45 D44 D43 D47
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (10) 
    C96 C95 C92 C85 C97
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   J Becerra Rivero vs Robson, 2009 1-0
   J Becerra Rivero vs M Goss, 2012 1-0
   R Adamson vs J Becerra Rivero, 2004 0-1
   J Becerra Rivero vs H Spangenberg, 1994 1-0
   J Becerra Rivero vs J Sarkar, 2007 1-0
   J Becerra Rivero vs A Zapata, 1997 1-0
   Nickoloff vs J Becerra Rivero, 1998 0-1
   J Becerra Rivero vs W Arencibia Rodriguez, 1999 1/2-1/2
   D Perrine vs J Becerra Rivero, 2011 0-1
   J Becerra Rivero vs J Sarkar, 2006 1-0

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

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   SPICE Cup 2008 by Black Pawn

   🏆 Pro Chess League
   J Becerra Rivero vs G Della Morte (Feb-14-18) 1-0, rapid
   J Becerra Rivero vs M Villanueva (Feb-14-18) 0-1, rapid
   Maximiliano Perez vs J Becerra Rivero (Feb-14-18) 0-1, rapid
   A C Obregon vs J Becerra Rivero (Feb-14-18) 0-1, rapid
   Forest Chen vs J Becerra Rivero (Jan-31-18) 0-1, rapid

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(born Oct-15-1973, 44 years old) Cuba (federation/nationality United States of America)

[what is this?]
Grandmaster (1997) and 6-time Florida chess champion. Cuban Champion in 1995 and 1996. He took 2nd place in the Cuban championship in 1999.

Wikipedia article: Julio Becerra Rivero

References: (1)

 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 275  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J Becerra Rivero vs P San Segundo Carrillo  1-0341994It openB40 Sicilian
2. J Becerra Rivero vs Van Wely  ½-½591994Capablanca mem-AB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
3. J Becerra Rivero vs H Spangenberg 1-0421994CapablancaB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
4. Miles vs J Becerra Rivero  1-0481994Capablanca mem-AA48 King's Indian
5. J Becerra Rivero vs Antunes  1-0421994Havana opB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
6. M Abarca Aguirre vs J Becerra Rivero  0-1591994OlympiadE81 King's Indian, Samisch
7. J Becerra Rivero vs W Arencibia Rodriguez 0-1331995Andorra op 13thC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
8. Van Wely vs J Becerra Rivero 1-0371995Capablanca memE92 King's Indian
9. Miles vs J Becerra Rivero  1-0391995Capablanca memA48 King's Indian
10. Larsen vs J Becerra Rivero  1-0401995San MartinE77 King's Indian
11. Quinteros vs J Becerra Rivero  0-1521995San MartinE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
12. I E Morovic-Fernandez vs J Becerra Rivero  1-0321996Capablanca A Cienfuegos City CUBB57 Sicilian
13. R Gonzalez vs J Becerra Rivero  0-1511996Capablanca mem Elite 31stB50 Sicilian
14. J Becerra Rivero vs Miles  ½-½571996Capablanca A Cienfuegos City CUBB12 Caro-Kann Defense
15. R Gonzalez vs J Becerra Rivero  0-1531996CUB-chB50 Sicilian
16. R Vera vs J Becerra Rivero 1-0371996Cienfuegos City Cap memA04 Reti Opening
17. J Becerra Rivero vs G Timoshchenko  0-1281996Balaguer opB23 Sicilian, Closed
18. J Becerra Rivero vs W Arencibia Rodriguez  ½-½91996Capablanca mem Elite 31stA39 English, Symmetrical, Main line with d4
19. J Becerra Rivero vs A Zapata 1-0381997Capablanca Elite,CUBB49 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
20. Rublevsky vs J Becerra Rivero 1-03319974th World Team ChB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
21. M M Kazhgaleyev vs J Becerra Rivero  1-04219974th World Team ChE70 King's Indian
22. J Becerra Rivero vs Khurtsidze  1-04619974th World Team ChB42 Sicilian, Kan
23. A Minasian vs J Becerra Rivero  ½-½7619974th World Team ChB23 Sicilian, Closed
24. Pelletier vs J Becerra Rivero  1-04219974th World Team ChE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
25. J Becerra Rivero vs Bacrot  ½-½131998Capablanca mem Elite 33rdC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
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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.
May-16-08  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)

Premium Chessgames Member
  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:

Nov-14-09  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?"
Premium Chessgames Member
  zanzibar: His wiki page has a link to a USCF bio for him:

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