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Walter Arencibia
W Arencibia 
Number of games in database: 525
Years covered: 1984 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 2201
Highest rating achieved in database: 2579

Overall record: +192 -121 =210 (56.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 2 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (22) 
    B22 B92 B40 B90 B23
 Queen's Gambit Declined (20) 
    D37 D38 D36 D31 D35
 Modern Benoni (17) 
    A57 A69 A56 A68 A58
 Nimzo Indian (16) 
    E25 E20 E32 E26 E38
 King's Indian (15) 
    E94 E76 E92 E80 E86
 Queen's Pawn Game (14) 
    A46 E00 A41 A45 D04
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (44) 
    B43 B42 B51 B93 B41
 French Defense (27) 
    C05 C16 C02 C06 C18
 King's Indian (19) 
    E97 E62 E61 E92 E80
 Ruy Lopez (19) 
    C67 C78 C92 C98 C68
 Sicilian Kan (17) 
    B42 B43 B41
 Queen's Pawn Game (15) 
    D02 D00 A46 A40 E10
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   J Klinger vs W Arencibia, 1986 0-1
   W Arencibia vs Jobava, 2005 1-0
   W Arencibia vs Granda Zuniga, 1986 1-0
   R Perez vs W Arencibia, 2005 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   42nd Capablanca Memorial (2007)
   Capablanca Memorial (Elite) (2002)
   Capablanca Memorial Elite (2004)
   American Continental Championship (2005)
   XV Carlos Torre (2002)
   Manila Interzonal (1990)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   37th Chess Olympiad (2006)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   2000 Capablanca memorial (elite) by gauer
   1986 World Junior chess championship by gauer
   2002 Capablanca memorial (elite) by gauer
   2002 Capablanca memorial (elite) by
   2006 Montreal (group B) by gauer
   1996 Capablanca memorial (group A) by gauer
   1991 Capablanca memorial (group A) by gauer
   1999 Capablanca memorial (premier - I) by gauer
   1989 Capablanca memorial (group A) by gauer
   2004 Montreal (group B) by gauer

   B Amin vs W Arencibia (Dec-30-15) 1/2-1/2
   W Arencibia vs M Oleksienko (Dec-29-15) 0-1
   R Edouard vs W Arencibia (Dec-28-15) 0-1
   W Arencibia vs V Baghdasaryan (Dec-27-15) 1-0
   W Arencibia vs O Abdulov (Dec-26-15) 1/2-1/2

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(born Jul-21-1967, 49 years old) Cuba

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Walter Arencibia was born in Cuba in 1967. He learned chess at the age of eight and has won various tournaments, including the 1986 World Junior Chess Championship. Other tournament victories include the Cuban Youth Championships in 1985, tying for 1st at the Canadian open in 2006 with Abhijit Kunte and in 2011, he again tied for 1st-3rd with Joel Benjamin and Dejan Bojkov in the Canadian open. He has also represented Cuba at many Chess Olympiads from 1986 to 2006. He is a FIDE Trainer and he became a GM in 1990. He won the Cuban championship in 1986 and 1990.

Wikipedia article: Walter Arencibia

 page 1 of 21; games 1-25 of 525  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. F Braga vs W Arencibia  1-026198410s, CUBB22 Sicilian, Alapin
2. W Arencibia vs L Bueno Perez  1-0431984Capablanca mem-BD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
3. J L Vilela vs W Arencibia  1-0321985Havana-BA09 Reti Opening
4. W Arencibia vs Dlugy  0-1541985Havana-BB56 Sicilian
5. A Barreras vs W Arencibia  ½-½241985Havana-BD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
6. W Arencibia vs S Garcia Martinez  ½-½101985Havana-BB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
7. L Ortega vs W Arencibia  1-0291985Havana-BA09 Reti Opening
8. W Arencibia vs V Zaltsman  0-1391985Havana IIA13 English
9. W Arencibia vs M Knezevic  0-1511985Havana-BA10 English
10. Roman Hernandez vs W Arencibia  ½-½1151985Havana-BD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
11. Vaisser vs W Arencibia  1-0411985Havana-BD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
12. W Arencibia vs E Pigusov  ½-½211985Havana-BA04 Reti Opening
13. K Frey Beckman vs W Arencibia  0-1501985Havana-BD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
14. W Arencibia vs C Garcia Palermo  0-1381985Havana-BA25 English
15. M Schlosser vs W Arencibia  0-1261986Wch U20C06 French, Tarrasch
16. W Arencibia vs T Thorhallsson  ½-½611986Wch U20D31 Queen's Gambit Declined
17. W Arencibia vs Granda Zuniga 1-0261986GausdalA53 Old Indian
18. C Lamoureux vs W Arencibia  0-1261986Wch U20D91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5
19. W Arencibia vs S Agdestein  1-0401986Wch U20E25 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
20. W Arencibia vs Anand ½-½541986GausdalD29 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
21. W Arencibia vs R Saunders  ½-½181986Wch U20A57 Benko Gambit
22. J Klinger vs W Arencibia 0-1371986Wch U20C02 French, Advance
23. E Rojas vs W Arencibia  ½-½531986Wch U20A84 Dutch
24. W Arencibia vs J Howell  1-0611986Wch U20A68 Benoni, Four Pawns Attack
25. P Staniszewski vs W Arencibia  0-1491986Wch U20D89 Grunfeld
 page 1 of 21; games 1-25 of 525  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-12-04  Bitzovich: Wow, one of the few GMs i got to meet becomes player of the day. Actually, i got one of my games annotated by him (for quite a bit of money).. i just remember the way i couldn't understand a word of what he was saying :) (he has this really strong accent)
Jul-21-06  rustamrocks: Happy birthday Walter. Nice way to celebrate (by beating Evgeny Bareev)!
Jul-21-06  BIDMONFA: Walter Arencibia


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Aug-03-07  MindCtrol9: Everybody liked him at the Pupo's Academy,in Holguin,Cuba.I used to play there when he was a child.Walter.I am Octavio Salazar.Im very proud of you,my friend.I do hope to shake your hand next year as well as other good players like Adelkis Remon,Pupo the teacher and many others.Congratulations!!!
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  wordfunph: Cuban GM sporting a 2491 elo and a peak of 2573..

happy birthday Walter!

Jul-21-10  nanobrain: Hey, when's the birthday of my other favorite player, IM Ciprian-Costica Nanu?
Premium Chessgames Member
  Stonehenge: Happy Birthday :)
Jul-21-12  LoveThatJoker: Happy Birthday, GM Arencibia!


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  Penguincw: Happy 47th birthday to GM Walter Arencibia.
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