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Kevel Oliva Castaneda
Number of games in database: 18
Years covered: 2012 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2491 (2528 rapid, 2418 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2511
Overall record: +6 -6 =6 (50.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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D38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation (2 games)
C07 French, Tarrasch (2 games)
A45 Queen's Pawn Game (2 games)

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(born May-04-1994, 27 years old) Cuba

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FIDE Master (2011); International Master (2014); Grandmaster (2017).

Winner of the Sitges International Open (2014), the Miguel Mas Figueres Open (2014), the Diada De L’11 De Setembre D’escacs Actius (2014) and the runner up at the Sabadell International Open in 2015.

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 page 1 of 1; 18 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. K Oliva Castaneda vs A Sumets  ½-½142012COQ InvitationalD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
2. K Oliva Castaneda vs N Kraiouchkine  1-0482012COQ InvitationalD16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
3. B G Smith vs K Oliva Castaneda 1-0262012COQ InvitationalB23 Sicilian, Closed
4. H Masse vs K Oliva Castaneda  0-1642012COQ InvitationalE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
5. K Oliva Castaneda vs D Bojkov  ½-½222012COQ InvitationalE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
6. L Jiang vs K Oliva Castaneda  ½-½592012COQ InvitationalB49 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
7. K Oliva Castaneda vs Arencibia Rodriguez  1-0812012COQ InvitationalD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
8. L Bruzon Batista vs K Oliva Castaneda  1-0422012COQ InvitationalA45 Queen's Pawn Game
9. K Oliva Castaneda vs N Noritsyn  1-0532012COQ InvitationalA04 Reti Opening
10. K Oliva Castaneda vs L Bruzon Batista  0-140201754th ch-CUB AbsolutoE00 Queen's Pawn Game
11. Y Gonzalez Vidal vs K Oliva Castaneda  1-035201754th ch-CUB AbsolutoC07 French, Tarrasch
12. K Oliva Castaneda vs Y Bacallao Alonso  ½-½12201754th ch-CUB AbsolutoB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
13. K Oliva Castaneda vs Carlos Daniel Albornoz Cabrera  1-061201754th ch-CUB AbsolutoA45 Queen's Pawn Game
14. Jorge Marcos Gomez Sanchez vs K Oliva Castaneda  1-083201754th ch-CUB AbsolutoA07 King's Indian Attack
15. K Oliva Castaneda vs E Espinosa 1-027201754th ch-CUB AbsolutoC07 French, Tarrasch
16. Camilo Ernesto Gomez Garrido vs K Oliva Castaneda  ½-½11201754th ch-CUB AbsolutoC67 Ruy Lopez
17. K Oliva Castaneda vs L S Martinez Duany  ½-½22201754th ch-CUB AbsolutoE97 King's Indian
18. I R Ortiz Suarez vs K Oliva Castaneda  1-042201754th ch-CUB AbsolutoD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
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Jun-30-14  BIDMONFA: Kevel Oliva Castaneda

OLIVA, Kevel

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  Penguincw: I heard Castaneda played 36 rated games in August and gained 55 rating points to rise to 2501. Not bad for a junior.

BTW: He is an IM now.

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  ketchuplover: Greetings to all in oblivia :)
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  Penguincw: Still an IM, but 12th seed Kevel Oliva Castaneda was the highest finishing IM at the Sant Marti Open.

He finished with 7/9 (+6,-1,=2), good for sole third. He also gained 12.8 rating points.

Unfortunately, a devastating last round loss with white to eventually winner GM Sundar M Shyam cost him the GM norm, as his TPR was 2599. However, if I use a TPR calculator such as this one (, his TPR is actually 2601.

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