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Emilio Cordova
Number of games in database: 285
Years covered: 2000 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2624 (2610 rapid, 2656 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2655

Overall record: +117 -68 =91 (58.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 9 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (40) 
    A45 D02 A46 D00 D05
 Reti System (16) 
    A04 A06
 English (15) 
    A15 A14 A13
 King's Indian (15) 
    E62 E67 E60 E63 E64
 Slav (13) 
    D10 D12 D11 D15 D17
 Grunfeld (6) 
    D78 D73 D76
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (36) 
    B33 B28 B31 B30 B41
 French Defense (22) 
    C11 C10 C02 C03 C05
 Queen's Pawn Game (17) 
    A46 E00 E10 A45 A50
 French (15) 
    C11 C10 C00
 Nimzo Indian (10) 
    E43 E21 E20 E32 E28
 Modern Benoni (9) 
    A70 A58 A62 A59 A65
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   E Cordova vs A Kovalyov, 2005 1-0
   T Burg vs E Cordova, 2011 0-1
   E Cordova vs A Ipatov, 2017 1-0
   E Cordova vs V Fedoseev, 2017 1-0
   E Cordova vs S Sevian, 2017 1-0
   E Cordova vs J Xiong, 2016 1-0
   A Barbero Senidic vs E Cordova, 2012 0-1
   E Cordova vs N Huschenbeth, 2005 1-0
   E Cordova vs K Mekhitarian, 2007 1-0
   E Cordova vs R Mamedov, 2017 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Millionaire Chess (2016)
   Winter Classic (2017)
   World Junior Championship (2010)
   American Continental (2018)
   Aeroflot Open (2017)
   Chess Olympiad (2010)
   37th Chess Olympiad (2006)
   American Continental Championship (2005)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   Chess Olympiad (2016)
   Aeroflot Open (2016)
   Chess Olympiad (2014)
   Chess Olympiad (2018)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   2005 WYCC (open) U-14 by gauer
   Millionaire Chess (Blitz Tiebreaks) 2016 by Tabanus

   🏆 World Cup
   E Cordova vs D Dubov (Sep-12-19) 0-1
   D Dubov vs E Cordova (Sep-12-19) 1/2-1/2
   E Cordova vs C Ali Marandi (Jan-16-19) 0-1
   E Cordova vs W So (Jan-15-19) 0-1
   Caruana vs E Cordova (Jan-15-19) 1-0

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(born Jul-08-1991, 28 years old) Peru

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FIDE Master (2001); IM (2005); GM (2008).

He finished with 6.5/11 at the 2004 World U-14 youth chess championship and later won the 2016 Americas Continental championship, ahead of both Anton Kovalyov and Aleksandr Lenderman which qualified for the 2017 World Cup(3).


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Wikipedia article: Emilio Córdova

Last updated: 2018-07-08 04:40:30

 page 1 of 12; games 1-25 of 285  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. G Castaneda vs E Cordova qualifier blitzB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
2. R Hess vs E Cordova 0-1692001Guaymallen PanAM-chJ U10 AbsolutoB22 Sicilian, Alapin
3. M Vachier-Lagrave vs E Cordova  1-0302002WYb12A07 King's Indian Attack
4. N Ziyaev vs E Cordova  0-148200436th OlympiadA28 English
5. E Cordova vs E Borigas  1-065200436th OlympiadD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
6. E Cordova vs A Bachmann  0-155200436th OlympiadD39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
7. E Cordova vs E Pascoal  ½-½43200436th OlympiadD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. A Pont Mulet vs E Cordova  0-129200436th OlympiadC11 French
9. V Ilinsky vs E Cordova  ½-½72200436th OlympiadA14 English
10. E Iturrizaga vs E Cordova  0-167200436th OlympiadE15 Queen's Indian
11. E Cordova vs Y Teplitsky  0-141200436th OlympiadE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
12. E Cordova vs J Cuartas Medina  ½-½57200436th OlympiadA43 Old Benoni
13. S Collins vs E Cordova  1-047200436th OlympiadA30 English, Symmetrical
14. E Cordova vs C Kayle  1-062200436th OlympiadE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
15. Granda Zuniga vs E Cordova 1-0732005Magistral Huila 100 años - NeivaE12 Queen's Indian
16. E Cordova vs Tiviakov 0-1792005Magistral Huila 100 años - NeivaD03 Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation)
17. A Zapata vs E Cordova  0-1492005Magistral Huila 100 años - NeivaC05 French, Tarrasch
18. E Cordova vs M A G Silva  1-0162005Wch U14E60 King's Indian Defense
19. E Cordova vs F Hasegawa 1-0532005Wch U14A45 Queen's Pawn Game
20. A Azemati vs E Cordova  1-0322005BELFORTE15 Queen's Indian
21. S Modwal vs E Cordova  0-1402005Wch U14B33 Sicilian
22. A Mammadov vs E Cordova  0-1302005Wch U14B33 Sicilian
23. E Cordova vs S Martinovic  ½-½612005Wch U14D44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
24. E Cordova vs P Tvarijonas  1-0622005Wch U14D00 Queen's Pawn Game
25. E Cordova vs P Kruglyakov  0-1412005Wch U14A45 Queen's Pawn Game
 page 1 of 12; games 1-25 of 285  PGN Download
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Feb-02-08  s4life: And it seems he's finally passing 2500 on the way. So he's unofficially a GM. Way to go!
Dec-01-08  Caissanist: Cordova finally received the GM title yesterday, a year after earning it. A Peruvian news story about it mentioned "bureaucratic procedures" as causing the delay.
Dec-01-08  Jim Bartle: No surprise about the delay, since Peru is out of international football now because of internal "bureaucratic procedures."
Dec-01-08  veigaman: <since Peru is out of international football now > what a pitty, such a good football, full of technic. It is a pitty the disorganization, the chaos in the peruvian football. I just rememeber: cubillas, sotil, chumpitaz, oblitas, perico leon, uribe, etc.
Dec-01-08  Jim Bartle: Yes, but I notice that all the great players you mention are from the 80s or earlier...
Dec-01-08  veigaman: Palacios, pizarro, hidalgo, guerrero, farfan are newer. We can also mention teams: alianza, universitario, sporting cristal,etc. Peru has the tradition, his own style base on technic, however, its main problems are: lack of organization, lack of economical resources and indiscipline in the players.
Dec-01-08  Jim Bartle: Well, IMO that second list doesn't hold a candle to your first list.

I'm of the general opinion that no South American club teams are that good, not close to the standards of the good teams in England, Spain or Italy.

Dec-01-08  veigaman: South american was, is and will be the best football. It is true that the teams sell the young players to european team for economical reasons but you dont have to forget the south american teams has won the same quantity of copa intercontinentales than european teams, just remember like boca juniors beat real madrid and milan some years ago.

Moreover, argentina, brazil and uruguay has won 9 world cup and if we count the youth worlc cup argentine and brazil are leading easyly.

About players: distefano, pele, maradona, rial, sivori, tostao, rivellino, kempes, beto alonso, schiaffino, spencer, figueroa, cubillas, francescoli, romario, ronaldo, rivaldo, messi, gerson, etc

Dec-01-08  Jim Bartle: Well, I guess we'll just disagree on the quality of club teams.

Of course South America has and has had many great players, but today they all play in Europe. And of course Brazil's and Argentina's national teams are always strong.

Dec-01-08  veigaman: <jim> I mentioned alianza, universitario, sporting because oif his tradition in south america, the tradition is sth very important in sports because it shows the background. Of course, the the current peruvian teams can´t compite with the european team, i agree with you here, but they have an history in football in this continent. By contrast, my country doesnt have any team with this tradition.
Dec-01-08  Inf: Well now that FIFA told us that we cant play absolutely nothing, maybe the gov. can help once and for all the chess players like Emilio!

I can't believe this is happening. The only good thing is that he is finally a GM. Bravo for Emilio!

Dec-01-08  Inf: I would say that South America <soccer> (not football) is better than the european.
Dec-01-08  NakoSonorense: Some of the finest football players come from South America. There's no doubt about that.

But South American football clubs are not even close to those from Europe. And there's no doubt about that either.

Dec-02-08  Jim Bartle: It's telling to see what club teams the members the South American national teams play for.

For example, of the starters for Argentina at the last World Cup, the goalie played for Boca, Tevez and Mascherano for Corinthians (Brazil), and the rest in Europe. And now Tevez is at Manchester United and Mascherano at Liverpool.

When they become good enough, the best players go to Europe.

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  whiteshark: <Caissanist> Yes!

Grandmaster title approved to him at the 79th FIDE Congress which was held 16-26 November 2008 in Dresden, Germany.


Aug-04-10  Inf: Why hasn't Chessgames update his profile? He is playing in Poland with the Cori brothers and all 3 won their 1st game. His last game was not in 2008.
Aug-12-10  Inf: Good tournament so far for Emilio! Currently 3rd place only 0.5 behind the leader. Hope they put the games here.
Aug-12-10  Eduardo Leon: Córdova is having a very good tournament so far. Let's see how he fares against the tournament leader in the next round.

If Peruvian soccer were half as good as Peruvian chess... But I guess that's too much to ask for.

Aug-12-10  Caissanist: Is there a website for this tournament?
Aug-14-10  Eduardo Leon: <Caissanist>, In English and po Polsku.
Aug-15-10  Caissanist: Thanks much.
Aug-16-10  Eduardo Leon: As we would say in Spanish, "Córdova al final se desinfló." ("Desinflar" means the opposite of "inflar", "to inflate.")
Aug-17-10  Inf: Well, given that there is little support from the goverment, I think he did great. Good wins.

It would have been much better if he had won the games as white. Thank you Emilio!

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  sonia91: Emilio Cordova won the 11th <American Continental Championship>, staged in San Salvador, El Salvador, with 9/11:

The top 4 finishers qualified for 2017 World Cup:

1. Emilio Cordova 9
2. Aleksandr Lenderman 8.5

3. Anton Kovalyov 8.5

4. Diego Flores 7.5

Flores earned the last spot by winning a 5-player rapid playoff:

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  sonia91: Cordova, reigning champion of the Americas, at 2649 overtakes Julio Ernesto Granda Zuniga to become Peru's #1 this month. Probably it's the first time in something like over 30 years that Granda in not Peru's number one.
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