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Fidel Corrales Jimenez
F Corrales Jimenez 
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Number of games in database: 267
Years covered: 2003 to 2023
Last FIDE rating: 2532 (2561 rapid, 2555 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2617
Overall record: +89 -43 =55 (62.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 80 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (40) 
    B90 B63 B47 B54 B42
 Ruy Lopez (18) 
    C67 C84 C95 C99 C78
 French Defense (14) 
    C02 C18 C11 C19 C10
 Sicilian Najdorf (10) 
    B90 B92 B99
 Caro-Kann (10) 
    B18 B12 B10 B17 B15
 Scotch Game (9) 
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (49) 
    B90 B33 B31 B30 B92
 Sicilian Najdorf (17) 
    B90 B92 B97 B96 B93
 Grunfeld (13) 
    D85 D78 D76 D90 D80
 Queen's Indian (6) 
    E12 E17 E15
 English, 1 c4 c5 (6) 
    A37 A35
 Nimzo Indian (6) 
    E34 E46 E40 E48 E44
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   F Corrales Jimenez vs T Abergel, 2008 1-0
   F Corrales Jimenez vs Granda Zuniga, 2009 1-0
   F Corrales Jimenez vs Naroditsky, 2019 1-0
   F Corrales Jimenez vs T Vandenbussche, 2010 1-0
   F Corrales Jimenez vs G Milos, 2009 1-0
   B Marchyllie vs F Corrales Jimenez, 2010 0-1
   V Neimer vs F Corrales Jimenez, 2012 1/2-1/2
   F Corrales Jimenez vs A Abreu Delgado, 2011 1-0
   F Corrales Jimenez vs E Denayer, 2009 1-0
   S Estremera Panos vs F Corrales Jimenez, 2005 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Casino de Barcelona (2008)
   SPICE Cup Open (2022)
   Panama Open (2011)
   World Junior Championship (2007)
   Cappelle la Grande (2010)
   World Junior Championship (2006)
   PRO Chess League KO Stage (2019)
   Cappelle-la-Grande Open (2009)
   PRO League Group Stage (2019)
   Khanty-Mansiysk Olympiad (2010)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   2005 Capablanca memorial (group II) by gauer
   2014 Spice Cup open by gauer
   2012 Spice fall swiss by gauer

   🏆 National Open
   L Jiang vs F Corrales Jimenez (Jun-18-23) 0-1
   F Corrales Jimenez vs Mishra (Dec-23-22) 0-1
   B S Escalante Ramirez vs F Corrales Jimenez (Dec-22-22) 0-1
   Gledura vs F Corrales Jimenez (Dec-22-22) 1/2-1/2
   F Corrales Jimenez vs A Liang (Dec-21-22) 1/2-1/2

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(born Jul-07-1987, 36 years old) Cuba (federation/nationality United States of America)

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Grandmaster (2008). Winner of the XIX Guillermo Garcia in Memoriam 2009, 4th in the 30th Open Internacional de Ajedrez "Villa de Benasque" 2010, 5th in the Open Ciutat de Balaguer (Spain) 2010, and 3rd in the Miquel Mas Open (Spain) 2010. Jimenez qualified for the World Cup (2011) through the 2011 American Continental Championship, but was eliminated in the first round by Hungarian super-GM Judit Polgar.

He was temporarily delisted from FIDE's player database as he was no longer a member of a national federation after Cuban officialdom refused to allow him back into Cuba because of a prolonged absence of over 6 months from that country. However, he was subsequently relisted under FIDE's flag until he became eligible to play for the USA.

He was a member of the Webster University chess team and applied to play for the USCF once he had been in the US for two years. He won the 2023 World Open.

Wikipedia article: Fidel Corrales Jimenez

Last updated: 2023-07-05 17:03:55

 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 267  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. F Corrales Jimenez vs A Alvarez Pedraza  1-0472003Santa Clara Salado Cup-AB33 Sicilian
2. Y Quesada Perez vs F Corrales Jimenez  0-1482005Capablanca MemorialB33 Sicilian
3. F Corrales Jimenez vs W Schilow  1-0292005Capablanca MemorialE12 Queen's Indian
4. S Estremera Panos vs F Corrales Jimenez  0-130200540th Capablanca MemorialD58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
5. F Corrales Jimenez vs J Fernandez Garcia  0-131200540th Capablanca MemorialC88 Ruy Lopez
6. O Perez Mitjans vs F Corrales Jimenez  1-071200540th Capablanca MemorialB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
7. F Corrales Jimenez vs A Colovic  0-149200540th Capablanca MemorialB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
8. O Almeida Quintana vs F Corrales Jimenez  ½-½59200540th Capablanca MemorialD58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
9. R Prasca Sosa vs F Corrales Jimenez  0-141200540th Capablanca MemorialB33 Sicilian
10. F Corrales Jimenez vs H Hernandez Carmenates  ½-½15200540th Capablanca MemorialD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
11. M Gongora vs F Corrales Jimenez  1-039200540th Capablanca MemorialA07 King's Indian Attack
12. F Corrales Jimenez vs J Borges Mateos  1-038200540th Capablanca MemorialB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
13. F Corrales Jimenez vs A Giaccio  ½-½39200540th Capablanca MemorialC02 French, Advance
14. F Corrales Jimenez vs G Soppe  1-084200513th Guillermo Garcia MemorialD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
15. D Flores vs F Corrales Jimenez  1-050200513th Guillermo Garcia MemorialA13 English
16. F Corrales Jimenez vs L Galego  ½-½20200513th Guillermo Garcia MemorialA15 English
17. F de la Paz Perdomo vs F Corrales Jimenez  1-053200513th Guillermo Garcia MemorialB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
18. J Nogueiras vs F Corrales Jimenez  1-0422005XVIII Memorial Carlos TorreD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
19. L Ibarra Chami vs F Corrales Jimenez  ½-½702005Carlos Torre mem op 18thA07 King's Indian Attack
20. F Corrales Jimenez vs J Hall  1-0352006Canadian OpenD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
21. M Buscar vs F Corrales Jimenez  0-1352006Canadian OpenE12 Queen's Indian
22. A Smith vs F Corrales Jimenez  0-1352006World Junior ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
23. F Corrales Jimenez vs A Pashikian  0-1782006World Junior ChampionshipC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
24. S Mareco vs F Corrales Jimenez  0-1492006World Junior ChampionshipA25 English
25. F Corrales Jimenez vs A Tonoian  1-0302006World Junior ChampionshipB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 267  PGN Download
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Jul-08-08  BIDMONFA: F Corrales Jimenez


Dec-05-08  whiteshark: Grandmaster title approved to him at the 79th FIDE Congress which was held 16-26 November 2008 in Dresden, Germany.


(He is from Cuba)

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  Tabanus: Now rated 2605. Winner of this year's XIX Guillermo Garcia in Memoriam,

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  Tabanus: Today 4th in the 30th Open Internacional de Ajedrez "Villa de Benasque" 8-17 July 2010:

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  Tabanus: Placed 5th in the Open Ciutat de Balaguer (Spain) 19-27 July 2010:

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  Tabanus: Placed 3rd in the Miquel Mas Open (Spain) 11-18 Aug. 2010:

Dec-20-10  Antiochus: [Event "Continental ch-Americas"]
[Site "Sao Paulo BRA"]
[Date "2009.??.??"]
[White "Corrales Jimenez,F"]
[Black "Milos,G"]
[Round "10"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2602"]
[BlackElo "2589"]
[ECO "B19"]

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Bf5 5. Ng3
Bg6 6. h4 h6 7. Nf3 Nd7 8. h5 Bh7 9. Bd3
Bxd3 10. Qxd3 e6 11. Bf4 Qa5+ 12. Bd2 Qc7 13. O-O-O
Ngf6 14. Ne4 O-O-O 15. g3 Be7 16. Kb1 c5 17. Bf4
Qc6 18. Nxf6 Bxf6 19. d5 exd5 20. Qxd5 Ne5 21. Qxc6+
Nxc6 22. c3 Rxd1+ 23. Rxd1 Rd8 24. Rxd8+ Kxd8 25. Kc2 Kd7 26. Kd3 b5 27. Be3 Kd6 28. b3 a6 29. Nd2
Ne5+ 30. Ke2 Kd5 31. f4 Ng4 32. c4+ bxc4 33. bxc4+
Kc6 34. Kf3 Nh2+ 35. Ke4 Ng4 36. Bg1 Bc3 37. Nb3
Bb4 38. Kf5 Nf6 39. g4 Ne8 40. Ke4 Nd6+ 41. Kd3
f5 42. gxf5 Nxf5 43. Bf2 Ba3 44. Be1 Bb2 45. Na5+
Kb6 46. Nb3 Kc6 47. Nd2 Bf6 48. Ne4 Bd4 49. Bd2
Kd7 50. Ke2 Ne7 51. Kf3 Nc6 52. Be3 Ke6 53. Nxc5+
Bxc5 54. Bxc5 Kf5 55. Bf8 g6 56. hxg6 Kxg6 57. Ke4
h5 58. Kd5 Nb8 59. Ke6 h4 60. f5+ Kh5 61. Bd6
Nc6 62. Kd5 Nd8 63. c5 Kg4 64. c6 Nxc6 65. Kxc6
Kxf5 66. Kb6 Ke6 67. Bh2 1-0

Jul-07-12  LoveThatJoker: Happy 25th Birthday, GM Corrales Jimenez!


Apr-28-13  twinlark: Anyone have any idea why Corrales has been delisted from FIDE?
May-10-13  twinlark:

Corrales is a Cuban exile. He was just interviewed by Maurice Ashley at the US Championships. It transpires that Corrales is now officially stateless, an exile from Cuba, as he is not allowed to return to his homeland (under Cuban rules!) for more than 5 years due to the fact that he overstayed his trip to the US.

He is putting a brave face on this - it clearly pains the young man - as almost his entire family and related clan are in Cuba, apart from a couple of distant cousins in Miami.

His statelessness also means that his FIDE card has been pulled until he finds a federation, which will be the US in due course, with which to register.

Jul-07-13  waustad: I saw in a post by Natalia Pogonina on the Tatiana Kosintseva page that there is a site that records federation changes: I wonder what determines the price for making the change. Does anybody here know?
Jul-07-13  twinlark: No, but I'm fascinated that Spassky is on the list and that his transfer fee is 10,000 Euro (nearly $US13,000).
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  Stonehenge: From the bio:

<Has been delisted from FIDE's player database as he is no longer a member of a national federation.>, Federation: FIDE.

I've also noticed that there are a bunch of Albanians from ex-Yugoslavia that have FIDE as their federation, and no longer Serbia. I guess they are from Kosovo?

Feb-12-14  twinlark: Thanks <Stonehenge>. I've made the necessary adjustment to the bio.
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  Stonehenge: Hector Elissalt Cardenas is also listed under FIDE's flag now.
Apr-05-14  Eastfrisian: Currently he is listed as a player from the USA.
Nov-05-14  waustad: He is listed on the transfers page as switching to the USA on 2014-03-21.
Dec-13-21  Albertan: Grandmaster meets his match at New Mexico chess championship:

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