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Jose Felix Villarreal Felix
Number of games in database: 5
Years covered: 1975 to 2000
Last FIDE rating: 2339
Highest rating achieved in database: 2369
Overall record: +2 -2 =1 (50.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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B23 Sicilian, Closed (3 games)

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(born 1956) Mexico

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J F Villarreal Felix vs L Christiansen 1-0491975Buenos AiresB23 Sicilian, Closed
2. J F Villarreal Felix vs N Ristic 1-0291975Wch U20B23 Sicilian, Closed
3. Chekhov vs J F Villarreal Felix  1-0651975Wch U20C42 Petrov Defense
4. A Kuligowski vs J F Villarreal Felix  1-0421982Chess OlympiadA80 Dutch
5. J F Villarreal Felix vs Fressinet  ½-½27200034th OlympiadB23 Sicilian, Closed
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Jul-21-17  syracrophy: José Félix Villarreal Félix has been one of the great figures of mexican chess from his junior years. He made his great breakthrough on his second Olympic participation at Malta (1980), playing 4th Board, by taking the first of the only two golds of Mexico's overall record. He represented Mexico in three more Olympiads, being Istanbul (2000) his last appearance.

Gabriel Velasco, the venturesome author of the first complete anthologies of life and games of Mexican legends Carlos Torre and Marcel Sisniega, pointed out on his book on Sisniega that Villarreal scored a brilliant win against the Serbian master, Nenad Ristic, at a World U20. Here it is and will make one more attempt of submit.

Jose Felix Villarreal Felix vs. Nenad Ristic
World Championship U20, 1975

1. e4 c5 2. ♘c3 ♘c6 3. f4 g6 4. ♘f3 ♗g7 5. ♗c4 e6 6. d3 ♘ge7 7. f5 exf5 8. O-O O-O 9. ♕e1 <One could hardly expect a ♕ sac in four more moves from this point...> ♘d4 10. ♕h4 ♘xf3+ <...but then you have a cooperative opponent> 11. ♖xf3 ♔h8 12. ♗g5 f6

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13. ♕xh7+ <The culmination of a sacrifice requires at least one error from one side, as Tartakower would say someday> ♔xh7 14. ♖h3+ ♗h6 15. ♗xh6 d5 16. ♗xf8+ ♔g8 17. ♗xe7 ♕xe7 18. ♘xd5 ♕e5 19. ♘c7+ ♔g7 20. ♘xa8 b5 21. ♗xb5 ♕xb2 22. ♖f1 ♕xb5 23. ♘c7 ♕d7 24. ♘d5 fxe4 <Ruining right away what could've been a decent Q vs RR ending>

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25. ♖h7+ ♔xh7 26. ♘xf6+ ♔g7 27. ♘xd7 ♗xd7 28. dxe4 ♗b5 29. ♖f4 1-0

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