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Julen Luis Arizmendi Martinez
J Arizmendi Martinez 
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Number of games in database: 234
Years covered: 1990 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2507 (2600 rapid, 2509 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2580

Overall record: +90 -49 =89 (59.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 6 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (41) 
    B43 B56 B30 B84 B32
 Ruy Lopez (13) 
    C91 C69 C67 C97 C92
 Pirc (9) 
 French Defense (8) 
    C01 C07 C11 C13 C05
 Nimzo Indian (8) 
    E44 E30 E53 E21 E48
 Caro-Kann (7) 
    B12 B10 B14
With the Black pieces:
 King's Indian (30) 
    E67 E94 E91 E73 E77
 Sicilian (22) 
    B33 B45 B27 B90 B40
 French Defense (19) 
    C03 C18 C01 C00 C11
 English (8) 
    A10 A15 A12 A14 A13
 French Tarrasch (7) 
 Queen's Pawn Game (7) 
    A45 A41 A40 A46 E00
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Efimenko vs J Arizmendi Martinez, 2006 0-1
   J Arizmendi Martinez vs I Yagupov, 2003 1-0
   N Mohota vs J Arizmendi Martinez, 2006 0-1
   J Arizmendi Martinez vs V Milov, 2001 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Spanish Championship (2013)
   Spanish Championship (2002)
   X Anibal Open (2003)
   Dubai Open (2010)
   Gibtelecom Chess Festival (2006)
   Cappelle-la-Grande (2014)
   EU-ch 4th (2003)
   20th European Club Cup (2004)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   European Team Championship (2011)
   37th Chess Olympiad (2006)
   European Individual Championship (2013)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   2001 Capablanca memorial (premier - II) by gauer

   🏆 Cappelle-la-Grande
   V Kukov vs J Arizmendi Martinez (Mar-07-14) 1/2-1/2
   J Arizmendi Martinez vs M Admiraal (Mar-06-14) 1-0
   P Martynov vs J Arizmendi Martinez (Mar-05-14) 1-0
   J Arizmendi Martinez vs B Von Meijenfeldt (Mar-04-14) 1-0
   J Arizmendi Martinez vs A Bomans (Mar-03-14) 1-0

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(born Jul-05-1976, 42 years old) United States of America (federation/nationality Spain)

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Grandmaster (2004). He was Spanish champion in 2012.

 page 1 of 10; games 1-25 of 234  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Wojtkiewicz vs J Arizmendi Martinez  1-0301990xD74 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O
2. J Arizmendi Martinez vs Shaked  0-1231992USA Cadet chB33 Sicilian
3. J Arizmendi Martinez vs Pelletier  0-1291999Mermaid Beach ClubB87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
4. Chandler vs J Arizmendi Martinez  1-0311999Mermaid Beach ClubA90 Dutch
5. Bacrot vs J Arizmendi Martinez  ½-½101999Mermaid Beach ClubE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
6. J Arizmendi Martinez vs J Ragnarsson  1-0372000Reykjavik op19B12 Caro-Kann Defense
7. Agrest vs J Arizmendi Martinez  ½-½232000Reykjavik op19E71 King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3)
8. J Arizmendi Martinez vs I Sokolov 0-1362000Reykjavik op19C34 King's Gambit Accepted
9. M Schulz vs J Arizmendi Martinez  0-1592000Reykjavik op19C00 French Defense
10. J Arizmendi Martinez vs Jonkman  ½-½562000Reykjavik op19C30 King's Gambit Declined
11. B Jonasson vs J Arizmendi Martinez  0-1442000Reykjavik op19B45 Sicilian, Taimanov
12. J Arizmendi Martinez vs Grischuk 0-1122000Reykjavik op19C39 King's Gambit Accepted
13. S Kristjansson vs J Arizmendi Martinez  0-1422000Reykjavik op19B33 Sicilian
14. T Hillarp Persson vs J Arizmendi Martinez  0-1422000Reykjavik op19E94 King's Indian, Orthodox
15. K Visweswaran vs J Arizmendi Martinez  0-1202001UbedaB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
16. O Almeida Quintana vs J Arizmendi Martinez  1-0532001XXXVI Capablanca Mem Premier IIE90 King's Indian
17. F De la Paz vs J Arizmendi Martinez  ½-½342001XXXVI Capablanca Mem Premier IIB40 Sicilian
18. J Arizmendi Martinez vs J M Bellon Lopez  1-0302001XXXVI Capablanca Mem Premier IIB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
19. I Herrera vs J Arizmendi Martinez  ½-½412001XXXVI Capablanca Mem Premier IIB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
20. J Arizmendi Martinez vs F M Gomez Fontal  1-0352001XXXVI Capablanca Mem Premier IIC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
21. D O Acosta vs J Arizmendi Martinez  0-1292001XXXVI Capablanca Mem Premier IIB22 Sicilian, Alapin
22. J Arizmendi Martinez vs A H Wohl  1-0412001XXXVI Capablanca Mem Premier IIB01 Scandinavian
23. Y Gonzalez Vidal vs J Arizmendi Martinez  ½-½402001XXXVI Capablanca Mem Premier IIB40 Sicilian
24. J Arizmendi Martinez vs C S M Franco  ½-½312001XXXVI Capablanca Mem Premier IIC07 French, Tarrasch
25. M Perez Candelario vs J Arizmendi Martinez  ½-½392001XXXVI Capablanca Mem Premier IIC18 French, Winawer
 page 1 of 10; games 1-25 of 234  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-13-04  siggemannen: I wonder how chessgames pick the Player Of The Day
Jul-30-04  Carballo: Well, for one thing, they've proved prophetic this time. Julen Arizmendi has now become the first Valencian GM. And rightly so: Congratulations!!!
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  meloncio: <Carballo> Valencian? I thought he was Basque because has a typical name.

Y por cierto, ¿qué tal por Glasgow? :-D

Jul-30-04  Carballo: <meloncio> As a matter of fact, he was born in the United States, of Basque (hence his name) and Cuban descent. But he hails from Valencia. Some years ago, we were in the same club (but, mind you, not in the same league! ;)

Digamos que estoy en situacion parecida a la de tu famoso compatriota sevillano Saavedra, espanol "exiliado" en Glasgow (lo menciono por tu interes en la historia del ajedrez, de la que yo tambien soy un apasionado)

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  meloncio: <Carballo> No sabía que Saavedra el del famoso mate, fuera sevillano.

Saludos y ya nos veremos por aquí. Next time in English ...

Dec-25-04  Backward Development: he is one of the co-authors of the new book
'mastering the najdorf.'
anyone bought it yet? i sent an order for it, but it's not due to arrive until the 15th of next year. it's gotten favorable reviews from and
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  Benzol: Spoke to Paul Spiller last night and it turns out that Julen is in New Zealand for his Honeymoon.
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  Richard Taylor: I was talking to him about the game Topalov-Svidler in the Najdorf (English attack) in which Topalov sacrificed on f3 and so on - neither of us could reconstruct it in the time - he was very nice fellow and his a talk about a game of Topalov's versus Bacrot was interesting. Very thoughtful and helpful.
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  Benzol: Apparently he pops by and looks at this site every so often (doesn't kibitz though). I enjoyed his lecture and he seems a very personable young man.
Jul-05-06  BIDMONFA: Julen Luis Arizmendi-Martinez


Dec-31-09  waustad: Everything I see sounds like he is Spanish, but it says he was born in the US. Were his parents in the US as diplomats or something? The other way around I would guess that he's military brat, but i don't think the Spanish have bases on what is US Territory this century.
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  Benzol: Pleasing to see this man as player of the day.
Dec-31-09  Shajmaty: <waustad: Everything I see sounds like he is Spanish, but it says he was born in the US.> I believe he was born in Valencia (Spain), but lived some years in the USA.

His favourite tournaments are Biel 2002 (his first GM norm) and San Sebastián (teams, where he draw Gelfand, Mamedyarov and Aronian).

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  Richard Taylor: He didn't have any accent - he sounded like an American. Good lecture he gave.
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  wordfunph: <Backward Development: he is one of the co-authors of the new book 'mastering the najdorf.'>

with Javier Moreno..

happy bithday Julen!

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  Tabanus: Picture:

He was 8th today in Andorra Open 17-25 July 2010:

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  Tabanus: 2nd in the "Villa de Mislata" (Spain) 16-22 August 2010:

Dec-31-12  Kikoman: Player of the Day again :O
Apr-02-15  Conrad93: This guy is an amazing Sicilian player...
Jul-17-18  reti: Honeymoon? Great. I knew him when he was 15 years old in the U.S.
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