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Eduardo Patricio Iturrizaga Bonelli
Number of games in database: 428
Years covered: 2004 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 2633 (2700 rapid, 2697 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2661
Overall record: +150 -63 =128 (62.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      87 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 English (41) 
    A15 A17 A13 A14 A11
 Semi-Slav (16) 
    D45 D44 D43
 Queen's Pawn Game (16) 
    A46 E10 A41 D02 A40
 King's Indian (16) 
    E97 E94 E63 E92 E90
 English, 1 c4 c5 (16) 
    A30 A37 A33 A34 A35
 Queen's Indian (13) 
    E17 E15 E12 E14 E16
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (85) 
    B27 B32 B48 B30 B36
 Queen's Pawn Game (17) 
    A46 E10 A50 A45 A41
 Sicilian Taimanov (15) 
    B48 B47
 Modern Benoni (14) 
    A58 A62 A59 A57 A63
 Nimzo Indian (14) 
    E21 E44 E32 E57 E34
 Caro-Kann (13) 
    B18 B12 B17 B10 B13
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   E Iturrizaga vs V Papin, 2010 1-0
   E Iturrizaga vs V Kulakov, 2008 1-0
   E Iturrizaga vs Holzke, 2009 1-0
   A Jaunooby vs E Iturrizaga, 2013 0-1
   Van Wely vs E Iturrizaga, 2012 1/2-1/2
   E Iturrizaga vs Leitao, 2012 1-0
   K Mekhitarian vs E Iturrizaga, 2012 0-1
   E Iturrizaga vs E Real de Azua, 2012 1-0
   I Krush vs E Iturrizaga, 2015 1/2-1/2
   E Iturrizaga vs L Trent, 2015 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Dubai Open (2010)
   Riga Technical University Open (2014)
   48th World Junior Championship (2009)
   Corus Group C (2009)
   Dubai Chess Open (2015)
   37th Chess Olympiad (2006)
   Chess Olympiad (2012)
   29th Cappelle-la-Grande (2013)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2013)
   Aeroflot Open (2010)
   World Junior Championship (2008)
   Chess Olympiad (2010)
   Chess Olympiad (2014)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2012)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2015)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   2012 Americas Continental Championship by gauer

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(born Nov-01-1989, 26 years old) Venezuela

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Grandmaster. Iturrizaga won consecutive national championships from 2005 to 2008. Tournament victories: Benidorm and Open Balaguer 2009. Dubai Open and XXVII Torneo Abierto de Collado Villalba 2010. Circuit Català 2011. He was =1st at the Zonal 2.3 in June 2013, qualifying for World Cup (2013) from which he was eliminated when he lost in the first round to US GM Alexander Onischuk. His results in the American Continental Championship 2015 earned him qualification to the World Cup (2015) where in the first round, he met Israeli GM Maxim Rodshtein, going down in the first round and bowing out of the tournament.

Wikipedia article: Eduardo Iturrizaga

 page 1 of 18; games 1-25 of 428  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. E Iturrizaga vs E Cordova  0-167 2004 36th OlympiadE15 Queen's Indian
2. R W Smith vs E Iturrizaga 1-031 2004 36th OlympiadA31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
3. E Iturrizaga vs O Bouhaddoun 1-037 2004 36th OlympiadA26 English
4. E Iturrizaga vs A Butnorius  0-136 2004 36th OlympiadC47 Four Knights
5. E Iturrizaga vs R Gonzalez Davila  1-054 2004 36th OlympiadC47 Four Knights
6. E Iturrizaga vs A Schartz  1-044 2004 36th OlympiadB24 Sicilian, Closed
7. S Collins vs E Iturrizaga  0-180 2006 37th Chess OlympiadB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
8. C Pace vs E Iturrizaga  ½-½41 2006 37th Chess OlympiadB70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
9. E Iturrizaga vs Meng-Kong Wong  1-044 2006 37th Chess OlympiadB01 Scandinavian
10. E Iturrizaga vs S Agdestein 1-052 2006 37th Chess OlympiadB60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
11. E Iturrizaga vs Lputian 0-177 2006 37th Chess OlympiadC16 French, Winawer
12. V Georgiev vs E Iturrizaga  0-143 2006 37th Chess OlympiadB30 Sicilian
13. R Nokes vs E Iturrizaga  ½-½69 2006 37th Chess OlympiadB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
14. R Markus vs E Iturrizaga  ½-½88 2006 37th Chess OlympiadE15 Queen's Indian
15. E Iturrizaga vs C Domingos  1-038 2006 37th Chess OlympiadB66 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6
16. E Iturrizaga vs A Obodchuk  1-041 2006 37th Chess OlympiadC77 Ruy Lopez
17. T Thamtavatvorn vs E Iturrizaga  0-157 2006 37th Chess OlympiadD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
18. M Leon Hoyos vs E Iturrizaga  0-153 2007 Zonal 2.3 Santo DomingoB32 Sicilian
19. E Iturrizaga vs W Boada Gomez  1-030 2007 Zonal 2.3 Santo DomingoB56 Sicilian
20. Svidler vs E Iturrizaga 1-033 2007 World Chess CupB36 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto
21. J C Gonzalez Zamora vs E Iturrizaga  ½-½50 2007 Zonal 2.3 Santo DomingoA46 Queen's Pawn Game
22. E Iturrizaga vs Svidler 0-10 2007 World Chess CupA00 Uncommon Opening
23. E Iturrizaga vs L Dominguez  ½-½109 2007 Zonal 2.3 Santo DomingoB87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
24. E Iturrizaga vs C Vittorino  ½-½41 2007 Zonal 2.3 Santo DomingoD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
25. J M Dominguez vs E Iturrizaga 0-132 2007 Zonal 2.3 Santo DomingoA04 Reti Opening
 page 1 of 18; games 1-25 of 428  PGN Download
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Feb-09-10  veigaman: By the way, iturrigzaga finished moscow open with 4 1/2 points in a bit disappointment perfomance, however, he played in russia which it is good for him. Now, he is taking part in aeroflot open and he lost badly today, let see if he can recovery to face big boys like kamsky and bacrot to get experience.
Feb-09-10  veigaman: <ConLaMismaMano> by the way, have you found out any information on gaston needleman? this guy seems to have an specila touch to play
Feb-10-10  veigaman: Eduardo iturrizaga won a nice game, he has an strange ability to play creative and orginal pawn endgames
Feb-12-10  veigaman: Amazing game by iturrizaga today, full creativity.

Feb-13-10  veigaman: this is the game named above, this is the correct link E Iturrizaga vs V Papin, 2010
Apr-07-10  lmanuel: Iturrizaga 3/3 ----->
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  Tabanus: He won Dubai Open 2010 today:, congratulations!

Apr-15-10  veigaman: Great result, another step forward !!!
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  Tabanus: 6th place today in the open Spanish tournament Vila de Salou 4-12 May 2010:

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  Tabanus: Winner of XXVII Torneo Abierto de Collado Villalba (Spain) 20-28 August 2010:

Aug-30-11  BIDMONFA: Eduardo Patricio Iturrizaga Bonelli

Winner "Circuit Català 2011"

Oct-13-11  SimonWebbsTiger: all the best to him for a speedy recovery
Nov-01-12  brankat: Happy Birthday Eduardo!
Jul-23-14  zanzibar: Looks like all is well for this player - who recently competed in the 2014 Dubia Blitz WC finishing a respectable 12-25th with 12.5/21.

The question I have is why <CG>'s PGN for that tournament use the name <E Iturrizaga>?

I think the longer name should be used.

FIDE gives his name as <Iturrizaga Bonelli, Eduardo>.

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  Caissanist: Chessgames doesn't write its own PGN files--they take whatever the tournament organizers, or some other website, provides them. The decision to give his name that way was most likely made by the organizers of the tournament.
Jul-24-14  zanzibar: <Caissanist> Maybe I wasn't be as clear as I could have been. Let me try again.

First, one point that could cause confusion is one you raise, that <CG> doesn't write its own PGN.

That's true, but for the moves (in the sense that you wrote). The names of players can be, and often are, changed by <CG> during the submission. For example, all the games for the Dubai Blitz WC come from the Dubai site - which is a FIDE site, and uses FIDE names for the players.

But <CG> will map the FIDE names to it's own names for every player. Sometimes the names are the same (except for the <last, first> format FIDE uses of course), but sometimes they aren't.

Examples from Dubai 2014 range from trivia:

<A Moussa Othman> vs <A. Moussa Othman>

<Alexey Aleksandrov> vs <Aleksej Aleksandrov>

to the conventional:

<Le Quang Liem> vs <Quang Liem Le>

<Lu Shanglei> vs <Shanglei Lu>

to the increasingly complicated:

<Mohamad Naser Al Sayed> vs <Mohammed Al-Sayed>

<Vladimir Fedoseev> vs <Vladimir3 Fedoseev>

But the basic idea is that <CG> has a formal name for each and every player, which is unique to <CG> (and thus can be mapped into FIDE's names).

* * * * *

With that long intro we come to the crux of the problem, which I may not have explained well.

The problem is that <CG> actually has two names for each and every player. It has a long name, as discussed, but it also has a short name.

The short names are not unique in some cases, or are, as I sometimes find, confusing for various reasons.

The short names are basically intended to save space for cases where the context provides clear indication of the player's actual identity.

So, <E. Iturrizaga> is the <CG> short name. While I might have a preference for a different short name, the critical issue is that the name in a PGN should never be the <CG> short name (imo).

Why not?

Well, ask <CG>. Generally, it isn't used for most players. Instead, the long form of the name is what you find when you download the PGN.

However, there seems to be some algorithm at play, where <CG> determines some long names are too long - or maybe too formal - and so decides to use the short name.

Now this may be OK for a famous player like Capablanca but for a generic player it strikes me as underspecified - and therefore problematic.

I want the PGN download to use <Eduardo Patricio Iturrizaga Bonelli>, i.e. the name at the top of the player profile - always!

In this particular case, it's perhaps true that the long name is overspecificed. Contrast it with another example: <Jose Raul Capablanca> vs <Jose Raul Capablanca y Graupera>.

But even Capablanca pgn files from <CG> use <Jose Raul Capablanca> and not the short name <Capablanca>.

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  Caissanist: Whew, OK I'll take your word for that. No argument here, it would make more sense to have the CG name in all the PGN.
Jul-26-14  zanzibar: Sorry <Caissanist>, I was in the middle of doing a big matchup of tournaments (CG vs FIDE) at the time.

But you're right that <CG> will use the name submitted in the PGN if the player doesn't exist in its database.

And so first submitters should take extra care in selecting the name.

(My preference is to try to follow the FIDE card name as much as possible, unless there is a compelling reason otherwise).

Sep-13-14  cbpatzer: He is very active lately, now he is playing
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  Penguincw: Iturrizaga recently played a game against a strong player on ICC. It started as a Reti, but black eventually played 6...h5. Black ended up winning on time.

Nov-01-14  Rookiepawn: <I´m convinced that South American players have more intuition and tricky resource, it means "potrero" than europeans but we lack of sopnsor and competitions.>

I find this concept interesting, "ajedrez de potrero". "Potrero" is any vacant lot where kids play football (soccer). Often you can see there more nice tricks than what can be seen in professional megabucks matches.

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  MissScarlett: <I´m convinced that South American players have more intuition and tricky resource, it means "potrero" than europeans but we lack of sopnsor and competitions.>

You keep your intuition, we'll keep our indoor plumbing.

Nov-01-14  Rookiepawn: <MissScarlett: You keep your intuition, we'll keep our indoor plumbing.> long as you are not one of the many homeless in USA.

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  perfidious: <Rookiepawn> Not to worry--he's a Brit.
Nov-01-14  Rookiepawn: <perfidious: <Rookiepawn> Not to worry--he's a Brit.>

Then homeless I've seen with my own eyes in London. Thatcher left a good deal of those!

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