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Miguel Illescas Cordoba
Illescas Cordoba 
Illescas at the European Chess Team Championship, Warsaw, 2013.
Photograph by Przemyslaw Jahr courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
Number of games in database: 965
Years covered: 1978 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2613 (2612 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2640

Overall record: +263 -195 =463 (53.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 44 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (80) 
    B58 B83 B84 B62 B33
 English (50) 
    A17 A13 A15 A14 A16
 King's Indian (49) 
    E92 E94 E60 E62 E90
 Slav (25) 
    D15 D11 D10 D17 D16
 Semi-Slav (21) 
    D47 D45 D43 D49 D48
 English, 1 c4 c5 (18) 
    A30 A34 A33 A35
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (127) 
    B33 B47 B44 B40 B46
 Semi-Slav (49) 
    D45 D47 D43 D44 D48
 Sicilian Taimanov (39) 
    B47 B46 B45 B48 B49
 Tarrasch Defense (36) 
    D34 D32
 Slav (27) 
    D10 D15 D12 D11 D18
 Modern Benoni (24) 
    A56 A57 A70 A60 A58
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Gelfand vs Illescas Cordoba, 1996 0-1
   Illescas Cordoba vs Adams, 1992 1-0
   Illescas Cordoba vs Rachels, 1987 1-0
   Kasparov vs Illescas Cordoba, 1996 1/2-1/2
   Illescas Cordoba vs D Garcia Ilundain, 1991 1-0
   Beliavsky vs Illescas Cordoba, 1990 0-1
   Illescas Cordoba vs Nakamura, 2003 1-0
   Illescas Cordoba vs NN, 1978 1-0
   Illescas Cordoba vs Miles, 1995 1-0
   Illescas Cordoba vs Bellon Lopez, 1992 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Hoogovens (1993)
   Pamplona International (2003)
   Las Palmas (1987)
   Spanish Championship (2013)
   Buenos Aires Najdorf (1993)
   Dubai Olympiad (1986)
   Linares (1992)
   Linares (1994)
   Thessaloniki Olympiad (1988)
   Manila Interzonal (1990)
   Yerevan Olympiad (1996)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   Turin Olympiad (2006)
   Istanbul Olympiad (2012)
   Tromso Olympiad (2014)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Hoogovens 1993 by Tabanus
   Linares 1988 by Tabanus
   Linares 1988 by suenteus po 147
   Buenos Aires 1993 by Chessdreamer
   Dos Hermanas 1996 by suenteus po 147
   Dos Hermanas 2001 by suenteus po 147

   🏆 Tromso Olympiad
   Van Huy Nguyen vs Illescas Cordoba (Aug-14-14) 1/2-1/2
   Kostenko vs Illescas Cordoba (Aug-12-14) 0-1
   T Kantans vs Illescas Cordoba (Aug-11-14) 0-1
   Illescas Cordoba vs H Tikkanen (Aug-09-14) 1/2-1/2
   Illescas Cordoba vs Rapport (Aug-06-14) 1-0

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(born Dec-03-1965, 55 years old) Spain

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Miguel Illescas Cordoba was awarded the GM title in 1988 and is an eight time Spanish champion. In tournaments he was 1st= at the Las Palmas Open 1987 and 4th at Montpellier 1988.

Wikipedia article: Miguel Illescas

 page 1 of 39; games 1-25 of 965  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Illescas Cordoba vs NN 1-0141978corrC37 King's Gambit Accepted
2. Illescas Cordoba vs Gheorghiu  0-1401982BadalonaA04 Reti Opening
3. Illescas Cordoba vs J Eslon 1-0331984ESPC44 King's Pawn Game
4. Kasparov vs Illescas Cordoba 1-0441984simA57 Benko Gambit
5. Illescas Cordoba vs A Magen  1-0441986Holon opC32 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
6. Illescas Cordoba vs L Pliester 1-0381986Holon opA45 Queen's Pawn Game
7. Illescas Cordoba vs Liberzon  ½-½371986Holon opA45 Queen's Pawn Game
8. Illescas Cordoba vs Murey  0-1251986Holon opC36 King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense
9. T Georgadze vs Illescas Cordoba  1-034198626th Costa del SolA56 Benoni Defense
10. J Rush vs Illescas Cordoba 0-1351986Dubai OlympiadB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
11. S Mirza vs Illescas Cordoba  0-1371986Dubai OlympiadA31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
12. Illescas Cordoba vs Ribli  ½-½491986Dubai OlympiadB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
13. Skembris vs Illescas Cordoba  ½-½311986Dubai OlympiadE10 Queen's Pawn Game
14. Sznapik vs Illescas Cordoba  ½-½621986Dubai OlympiadC05 French, Tarrasch
15. C McNab vs Illescas Cordoba  0-1391986Dubai OlympiadA13 English
16. Illescas Cordoba vs Panno  ½-½361986Dubai OlympiadB42 Sicilian, Kan
17. P Nikolic vs Illescas Cordoba  0-1341986Dubai OlympiadD39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
18. Illescas Cordoba vs Nunn 1-0401986Dubai OlympiadC31 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
19. Fedorowicz vs Illescas Cordoba 1-0521986Dubai OlympiadA56 Benoni Defense
20. A Sokolov vs Illescas Cordoba  ½-½171986Dubai OlympiadB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
21. Illescas Cordoba vs Miralles  1-0551986Dubai OlympiadC01 French, Exchange
22. Hjartarson vs Illescas Cordoba  1-0471986Dubai OlympiadA90 Dutch
23. M C Lopez vs Illescas Cordoba  1-0251987Seville opA60 Benoni Defense
24. Illescas Cordoba vs V Bach  1-0301987ESPB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
25. Illescas Cordoba vs D Roiz Baztan  1-0251987MonzonB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
 page 1 of 39; games 1-25 of 965  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-12-04  meloncio: Last month Illescas won the Spanish Chess Championship celebrated in Sevilla, my hometown. Congratulations Miguel! (in spanish)

Sep-29-04  shr0pshire: Illescas is one of the three listed chess coaches for Kramnik for the 2004 world championships.

Impressive that Kramnik chose him and two other russians.

Very interesting!

Dec-30-05  BIDMONFA: Miguel Illescas-Cordoba

Champion Spain Championship
Campeón de España

May-28-06  BIDMONFA: Miguel Illescas-Cordoba


Dec-03-09  blackburne: The best game of Illescas

Illescas-Cordoba vs Morozevich, 1996


Sep-19-10  Ezzy: Is the new Spanish champion 2010. His 8th Spanish title I think!!
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  GrahamClayton: Illescas was involved in an unusual incident in the final round of the 2011 Spanish Championship. He was playing Olga Alexandrova, who happens to be his wife. A win for either would have won them the title, but might have raised suspicions of a "fixed" game. On the other hand, playing a long game while waiting to see how other games finished would also be a little dodgy, so Illescas and Alexandrova agreed on a 10-move draw. Illescas finished =1st with Alvar Alonso Rosell, but lost the title on a tie-break.
Nov-09-12  tzar: Sr. Illescas: if you ever read this post I would like to hear your opinion, as one of the people who helped to programme Deep Blue, about Kasparov's allegations of he got to this conclusion and if in your opinion his allegations were founded or excuses of a bad looser....Gracias por anticipado...

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