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Walter Arencibia
W Arencibia 
Number of games in database: 524
Years covered: 1984 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 2201
Highest rating achieved in database: 2579

Overall record: +192 -121 =209 (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 B46 B20
 Queen's Gambit Declined (20) 
    D37 D38 D31 D36 D35
 Nimzo Indian (16) 
    E25 E20 E32 E40 E44
 Modern Benoni (16) 
    A57 A69 A56 A68 A58
 King's Indian (15) 
    E94 E76 E92 E77 E86
 Queen's Pawn Game (14) 
    E00 A46 A45 A41 D00
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (44) 
    B43 B42 B51 B90 B41
 French Defense (27) 
    C05 C02 C16 C18 C03
 King's Indian (19) 
    E97 E62 E61 E92 E90
 Ruy Lopez (19) 
    C78 C67 C92 C98 C84
 Sicilian Kan (17) 
    B43 B42 B41
 Queen's Pawn Game (15) 
    D02 D00 A46 A40 A45
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   J Klinger vs W Arencibia, 1986 0-1
   W Arencibia vs Granda Zuniga, 1986 1-0
   W Arencibia vs Jobava, 2005 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
   2006 Montreal (group B) by gauer
   2002 Capablanca memorial (elite) by gauer
   2002 Capablanca memorial (elite) by
   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
   1990 Capablanca memorial (group A) 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.

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 page 1 of 21; games 1-25 of 524  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. F Braga vs W Arencibia  1-026 1984 10s, CUBB22 Sicilian, Alapin
2. W Arencibia vs L Bueno Perez  1-043 1984 Capablanca mem-BD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
3. W Arencibia vs E Pigusov  ½-½21 1985 Havana-BA04 Reti Opening
4. K Frey Beckman vs W Arencibia  0-150 1985 Havana-BD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
5. W Arencibia vs C Garcia Palermo  0-138 1985 Havana-BA25 English
6. J L Vilela vs W Arencibia  1-032 1985 Havana-BA09 Reti Opening
7. W Arencibia vs Dlugy  0-154 1985 Havana-BB56 Sicilian
8. A Barreras vs W Arencibia  ½-½24 1985 Havana-BD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
9. W Arencibia vs S Garcia Martinez  ½-½10 1985 Havana-BB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
10. L Ortega vs W Arencibia  1-029 1985 Havana-BA09 Reti Opening
11. W Arencibia vs V Zaltsman  0-139 1985 Havana IIA13 English
12. W Arencibia vs M Knezevic  0-151 1985 Havana-BA10 English
13. Roman Hernandez vs W Arencibia  ½-½115 1985 Havana-BD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
14. Vaisser vs W Arencibia  1-041 1985 Havana-BD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
15. E Rojas vs W Arencibia  ½-½53 1986 Wch U20A84 Dutch
16. W Arencibia vs J Howell  1-061 1986 Wch U20A68 Benoni, Four Pawns Attack
17. P Staniszewski vs W Arencibia  0-149 1986 Wch U20D89 Grunfeld
18. W Arencibia vs D Barua  ½-½35 1986 Wch U20D20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
19. M Schlosser vs W Arencibia  0-126 1986 Wch U20C06 French, Tarrasch
20. W Arencibia vs T Thorhallsson  ½-½61 1986 Wch U20D31 Queen's Gambit Declined
21. W Arencibia vs Granda Zuniga 1-026 1986 GausdalA53 Old Indian
22. C Lamoureux vs W Arencibia  0-126 1986 Wch U20D91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5
23. W Arencibia vs S Agdestein  1-040 1986 Wch U20E25 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
24. W Arencibia vs Anand ½-½54 1986 GausdalD29 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
25. W Arencibia vs R Saunders  ½-½18 1986 Wch U20A57 Benko Gambit
 page 1 of 21; games 1-25 of 524  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?
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  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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