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Cristhian Cruz Sanchez
Number of games in database: 151
Years covered: 2006 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2557 (2516 rapid, 2513 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2571

Overall record: +75 -36 =40 (62.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (10) 
    E73 E60 E63 E94
 Nimzo Indian (9) 
    E46 E53 E56 E47 E38
 English (8) 
    A10 A13 A15 A14 A11
 Slav (8) 
    D11 D12 D18 D15 D17
 Semi-Slav (6) 
    D43 D44 D45
 Queen's Gambit Declined (5) 
    D37 D35 D31
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (24) 
    B51 B92 B44 B48 B53
 Queen's Pawn Game (10) 
    E00 A40 A46 D05 A45
 Nimzo Indian (8) 
    E32 E38 E24 E43 E44
 French Defense (8) 
    C18 C11 C07 C12 C03
 Bogo Indian (5) 
 Sicilian Najdorf (5) 
    B92 B90 B93
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NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Chess Olympiad (2014)
   American Continental (2018)
   37th Chess Olympiad (2006)
   Chess Olympiad (2016)
   Chess Olympiad (2018)

   🏆 Chess Olympiad
   C Cruz vs A Hesham (Oct-05-18) 0-1
   Ilja Sirosh vs C Cruz (Oct-04-18) 1/2-1/2
   C Cruz vs Yuto Otawa (Oct-03-18) 1-0
   M M Aithmidou vs C Cruz (Oct-02-18) 1/2-1/2
   C Cruz vs N Studer (Oct-01-18) 0-1

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(born Feb-07-1992, 28 years old) Peru

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Cristhian (sometimes spelled as "Christian") Cruz became a FIDE Master in 2004 and an IM in 2008. In 2012 he was awarded the GM title. He is the son of IM Filemon Cruz and the brother of IM Jonathan Cruz.

Last updated: 2019-02-07 06:23:08

 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 151  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. R Forster vs C Cruz  0-153200637th Chess OlympiadB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
2. C Cruz vs V M Mikhalevski  0-138200637th Chess OlympiadD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
3. S Cicak vs C Cruz  1-047200637th Chess OlympiadB50 Sicilian
4. D J Queralto vs C Cruz  0-169200637th Chess OlympiadB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
5. C Cruz vs S Conquest  0-124200637th Chess OlympiadA31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
6. M Latorre vs C Cruz  0-158200637th Chess OlympiadE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
7. C Cruz vs T Likavsky  0-134200637th Chess OlympiadE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
8. I Gourlay vs C Cruz  1-027200637th Chess OlympiadA04 Reti Opening
9. P Dias vs C Cruz  ½-½60200637th Chess OlympiadE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
10. C Cruz vs R Djurhuus  0-148200637th Chess OlympiadA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
11. B Bieluczyk vs C Cruz  0-157200637th Chess OlympiadB53 Sicilian
12. C Cruz vs A H Wohl  0-147200637th Chess OlympiadE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
13. H Teske vs C Cruz  1-0302006XXIX Open Barbera del VallesB54 Sicilian
14. H Asis Gargatagli vs C Cruz  ½-½282006XXIX Open Barbera del VallesE38 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5
15. C Cruz vs F Cruz  ½-½122006XXIX Open Barbera del VallesE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
16. C Cruz vs J Cuartas Medina  0-1202006XXIX Open Barbera del VallesD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
17. C Cruz vs O Almeida Quintana  0-1642009Tancats de la Societat Coral CA73 Benoni, Classical, 9.O-O
18. M Narciso Dublan vs C Cruz  1-0462009LIII Cto Div. HonorA37 English, Symmetrical
19. C Cruz vs Caruana  ½-½582009LIII Cto Div. HonorA58 Benko Gambit
20. E Rodriguez Guerrero vs C Cruz  0-1422009LIII CampeonatoC11 French
21. C Cruz vs E Ubilava  0-1632009LIII CampeonatoD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
22. P Maza Broto vs C Cruz  0-1332009LIII CampeonatoE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
23. C Cruz vs F Handke  0-1572010Sants Open AD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
24. L C De Arco vs C Cruz  0-1552010WYCC Open U18B23 Sicilian, Closed
25. C Cruz vs D Danilenko  ½-½502010WYCC Open U18D45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-04-08  Caissanist: 16 year-old FM Cristhian Cruz of Peru. He apparently liked Europe so much when he went to the last olympiad that he decided to stay, and his improvement since then has been mind-boggling. The 2225 rating is from April 2006; on the July 2008 list he is at 2508, and Fide projects that he has risen to 2520 since then. That would make him Peru's second player, behind GM Granda.
Oct-16-08  Caissanist: Now in fact Peru's second player, at 2534 (2545 projected)--but still only an FM, even though he reportedly got the necessary IM norms years ago. Cruz seems to be on bad terms with the Peruvian chess federation and was widely criticized for moving to Spain, which may have something to do with the delay.
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  Tabanus: He's an IM,

Picture of him as champion of Peru in October 2009:

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  Tabanus: He won today a rapid tournament in Casar de Caceres, Spain:

Nov-17-09  Caissanist: Tabanus--do you have any further information about the 2009 Peruvian championship? I looked on the net and could find nothing, in English or Spanish.
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  Tabanus: <Caissanist> I can't find anything either.

The picture: I interpreted "El Campeón M.I. Cristhian Cruz de Perú" as "Champion of Peru". I guess it just means Champion Cruz from Peru.

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  Tabanus: <Caissanist> Perhaps this is the championship of Peru 2009, with best players lacking?

Nov-24-09  Caissanist: <tabanus>--yes, that was it, thanks. The 2009 event was a weak open tournament without the participation of any of the Cruz's, or any other of Peru's top players. Pervuian chess federation release:

The championship referred to in the picture appears to be a Spanish club championship. Neither Cruz nor his father has played outside of Spain since coming to that country.

Nov-24-09  Caissanist: Story about the Spanish club tournament Cruz won, which mentions that he has two GM norms:
Mar-05-10  Caissanist: According to this Chessbase report, Cruz has now qualified for the GM title:
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  Tabanus: He ended 5th today in the "Campionat de Catalunya Juvenil 2010" (Spain):

The tournament winner Enrique Colon Garcia (born 1993) does not have any cg games yet. (Nor have the silver medalist, while the bronze winner has one.)

Oct-18-10  Caissanist: The last few months have not been kind to the Cruz family; Christian, Filemon, and Jonathan Cruz have all lost a lot of rating points.
Oct-18-10  asianwarrior: How come he was not with the 2010 Peruvian chess olympic team?
Dec-15-11  BIDMONFA: Christian Cruz

CRUZ, Christian

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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, GM Cristhian Cruz Sanchez.
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