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Julio Becerra Rivero
J Becerra Rivero 
Photograph copyright © 2008 Federación Argentina de Ajedrez  
Number of games in database: 263
Years covered: 1994 to 2016
Last FIDE rating: 2550 (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. 1 exhibition game, blitz/rapid, odds game, etc. is excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (56) 
    B43 B90 B31 B81 B52
 Ruy Lopez (29) 
    C78 C97 C91 C90 C80
 French Defense (27) 
    C11 C18 C10 C16 C12
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (18) 
    C97 C91 C90 C92 C88
 French (16) 
    C11 C10 C12
 Sicilian Kan (11) 
    B43 B42
With the Black pieces:
 King's Indian (25) 
    E73 E99 E71 E62 E70
 Ruy Lopez (24) 
    C96 C69 C80 C78 C83
 Sicilian (14) 
    B50 B89 B52 B23 B60
 Slav (12) 
    D10 D17 D15 D14 D13
 Semi-Slav (10) 
    D45 D44 D43 D47
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (10) 
    C96 C85 C97 C95 C92
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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
   J Becerra Rivero vs H Spangenberg, 1994 1-0
   R Adamson vs J Becerra Rivero, 2004 0-1
   D Perrine vs J Becerra Rivero, 2011 0-1
   J Becerra Rivero vs J Sarkar, 2007 1-0
   Nickoloff vs J Becerra Rivero, 1998 0-1
   J Becerra Rivero vs J Sarkar, 2006 1-0
   J Becerra Rivero vs A Zapata, 1997 1-0
   Harikrishna vs J Becerra Rivero, 2008 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   World Open (2007)
   Foxwoods Open (2008)
   US Championships (2007)
   World Open (2008)
   Marshall Chess Club Championship (2003)
   Foxwoods Open (2009)
   US Championship (2008)
   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

   J Becerra Rivero vs A Alvarez Pedraza (Nov-01-16) 1/2-1/2
   J Becerra Rivero vs L Bruzon Batista (Oct-31-16) 1/2-1/2
   D Otero Acosta vs J Becerra Rivero (Oct-31-16) 0-1
   J Becerra Rivero vs A Fernandez Cardoso (Oct-30-16) 1-0
   Y Quesada Perez vs J Becerra Rivero (Oct-30-16) 1/2-1/2

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(born Oct-15-1973, 43 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 263  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. J Becerra Rivero vs P San Segundo Carrillo  1-034 1994 It openB40 Sicilian
2. J Becerra Rivero vs H Spangenberg 1-042 1994 CapablancaB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
3. Miles vs J Becerra Rivero  1-048 1994 Capablanca mem-AA48 King's Indian
4. J Becerra Rivero vs Antunes  1-042 1994 Havana opB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
5. J Becerra Rivero vs Van Wely  ½-½59 1994 Capablanca mem-AB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
6. M Abarca Aguirre vs J Becerra Rivero  0-159 1994 OlympiadE81 King's Indian, Samisch
7. Miles vs J Becerra Rivero  1-039 1995 Capablanca memA48 King's Indian
8. Van Wely vs J Becerra Rivero 1-037 1995 Capablanca memE92 King's Indian
9. J Becerra Rivero vs W Arencibia 0-133 1995 Andorra op 13thC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
10. Larsen vs J Becerra Rivero  1-040 1995 San MartinE77 King's Indian
11. Quinteros vs J Becerra Rivero  0-152 1995 It (cat.10)E80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
12. Renier Gonzalez vs J Becerra Rivero  0-151 1996 Capablanca mem Elite 31stB50 Sicilian
13. J Becerra Rivero vs Miles  ½-½57 1996 Capablanca A Cienfuegos City CUBB12 Caro-Kann Defense
14. Renier Gonzalez vs J Becerra Rivero  0-153 1996 CUB-chB50 Sicilian
15. J Becerra Rivero vs G Timoshchenko  0-128 1996 Balaguer opB23 Sicilian, Closed
16. R Vera vs J Becerra Rivero 1-037 1996 Cienfuegos City Cap memA04 Reti Opening
17. J Becerra Rivero vs W Arencibia  ½-½9 1996 Capablanca mem Elite 31stA39 English, Symmetrical, Main line with d4
18. I Morovic vs J Becerra Rivero  1-032 1996 Capablanca A Cienfuegos City CUBB57 Sicilian
19. J Becerra Rivero vs A Zapata 1-038 1997 Capablanca Elite,CUBB49 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
20. Rublevsky vs J Becerra Rivero 1-033 1997 4th World Team ChB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
21. M Kazhgaleyev vs J Becerra Rivero  1-042 1997 4th World Team ChE70 King's Indian
22. J Becerra Rivero vs Khurtsidze  1-046 1997 4th World Team ChB42 Sicilian, Kan
23. A Minasian vs J Becerra Rivero  ½-½76 1997 4th World Team ChB23 Sicilian, Closed
24. Pelletier vs J Becerra Rivero  1-042 1997 4th World Team ChE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
25. J Becerra Rivero vs Bacrot  ½-½13 1998 Capablanca 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.
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)

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:

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

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