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Manuel Rivas Pastor
Number of games in database: 241
Years covered: 1977 to 2010
Last FIDE rating: 2541
Highest rating achieved in database: 2559

Overall record: +53 -86 =98 (43.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 4 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (14) 
    E90 E84 E60 E88 E77
 Queen's Gambit Declined (11) 
    D30 D37 D31 D38
 Queen's Indian (10) 
    E12 E16 E15
 English (10) 
    A10 A13 A16 A15 A11
 English, 1 c4 e5 (8) 
    A22 A28 A21
 Sicilian (8) 
    B51 B40 B50 B23 B43
With the Black pieces:
 Pirc (17) 
 French Defense (14) 
    C03 C10 C11 C01 C16
 Queen's Pawn Game (14) 
    A41 A45 A50 A46
 Ruy Lopez (8) 
    C91 C94 C84 C65 C86
 English (8) 
    A17 A12 A16 A11 A14
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (7) 
    D25 D24 D27 D23 D20
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Sosonko vs M Rivas Pastor, 1978 0-1
   M Rivas Pastor vs Suba, 1980 1-0
   M Rivas Pastor vs A J Mestel, 1982 1-0
   M Rivas Pastor vs Psakhis, 1982 1-0
   M Rivas Pastor vs Lautier, 1993 1-0
   Spassky vs M Rivas Pastor, 1985 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Hastings 1981/82 (1981)
   Linares (1985)
   Thessaloniki Olympiad (1984)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Hastings (1981/82) by Chessical

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(born Jul-13-1960, 60 years old) Spain

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Manuel Rivas Pastor was born in Jaén, Spain. Awarded the IM title in 1980 and the GM title in 1987, he was Spanish Champion in 1978, 1979, 1981 and 1991. He was 1st at Havana 1983, 1st at Torremolinos 1983, 1st at Salamanca 1987 and 1st= at Las Palmas 1987.

 page 1 of 10; games 1-25 of 241  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Yusupov vs M Rivas Pastor  ½-½431977Wch U20A29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
2. Gligoric vs M Rivas Pastor  1-0501978Montilla-MorilesD25 Queen's Gambit Accepted
3. Hort vs M Rivas Pastor  1-0371978Montilla-MorilesD23 Queen's Gambit Accepted
4. M Rivas Pastor vs Spassky  ½-½151978Montilla-MorilesA37 English, Symmetrical
5. Miles vs M Rivas Pastor  1-0651978Montilla-MorilesD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
6. Emilio Cruz Lorenzana vs M Rivas Pastor  0-1271978Buenos Aires OlympiadD25 Queen's Gambit Accepted
7. M Rivas Pastor vs V Inkiov  ½-½741978Buenos Aires OlympiadB50 Sicilian
8. M Rivas Pastor vs J C Letzelter  0-1281978Buenos Aires OlympiadA13 English
9. M Rivas Pastor vs Suba  ½-½771978Buenos Aires OlympiadB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
10. M Rivas Pastor vs T Wedberg  1-0411978Buenos Aires OlympiadC50 Giuoco Piano
11. Speelman vs M Rivas Pastor  ½-½231978Amsterdam ZonalB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
12. Sosonko vs M Rivas Pastor 0-1571978Amsterdam ZonalD24 Queen's Gambit Accepted
13. Miles vs M Rivas Pastor  1-0371978Amsterdam ZonalE12 Queen's Indian
14. M Rivas Pastor vs Timman  0-1321978Amsterdam ZonalB07 Pirc
15. M Rivas Pastor vs G Ligterink  1-0301979Aaronson MastersE12 Queen's Indian
16. M Rivas Pastor vs J M De La Villa Garcia  1-0381979ESP-chA48 King's Indian
17. M Rivas Pastor vs Korchnoi 1-0351979LinaresE12 Queen's Indian
18. M Rivas Pastor vs Azmaiparashvili  ½-½421979EU-ch U20E12 Queen's Indian
19. J M Hodgson vs M Rivas Pastor  0-1391980It (b)C29 Vienna Gambit
20. Seirawan vs M Rivas Pastor 1-020198020th Costa del SolA11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System
21. M Rivas Pastor vs Suba 1-0431980Medina del CampoA65 Benoni, 6.e4
22. Hjartarson vs M Rivas Pastor  0-1421980Valletta OlympiadA04 Reti Opening
23. M Rivas Pastor vs N Renman  ½-½331980Valletta OlympiadE12 Queen's Indian
24. M Rivas Pastor vs D Allan  1-0401980Valletta OlympiadA54 Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3
25. V Maki vs M Rivas Pastor  ½-½511980Valletta OlympiadC94 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer Defense
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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-15-03  pawntificator: Heck of a rating. Too bad about his record in the database...I guess that's what happens when you only play the best of the best. And when you only have your games against the bestest of the best in the database. Poor guy. Three cheers for Pastor! Hip hip! Hooray!
Aug-15-03  Sylvester: Who is he? Where is he from?
Aug-15-03  Ribeiro: <Sylvester> GM Manuel Rivas Pastor is from Spain.
Aug-15-03  Sylvester: Thanks, Ribeiro.
Aug-15-03  Ribeiro: <Sylvester> You are welcome!
Aug-04-04  meloncio: GM Manuel Rivas got his top level in early 80's. He's Sevillian like me, and I remember when he got the 1981 Spanish Championship in Sevilla (!), when he was only 21 years old, and after that had several good years. Today, I know almost nothing about him, except the list on the FEDE site.
May-29-06  BIDMONFA: Manuel Rivas-Pastor

RIVAS, Manuel

Jul-13-08  brankat: Happy Birthday Manuel!
Oct-02-08  Ezzy: Today he has been disqualified from the Spanish Championships for refusing a doping test. He could be the very first player to suffer under the FIDE rules in this situation.
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  matey: Bravo, Manuel Rivas-Pastor, Bravo!
Oct-02-08  Ezzy: GM Manuel Rivas was disqualified from the ongoing Spanish Championship when he refused to submit to a doping test. Now, perhaps at some point there will be a substance that (a) substantially helps the performance of a chess player and (b) is dangerous and needs to be controlled, but in the meantime, what's the point?

This stupid FIDE rule, which as far as I know had never previously been enforced, goes back to 1999 when FIDE had some hopes of becoming part of the Olympic movement. Since that didn't work out (chess was an exhibition sport in the Sydney Olympics in 2000, and that was the end of that), can we stop pretending chess is a real sport - or at least the sort of sport where these blood tests are relevant?

The Chess Mind
By Dennis Monokroussos.

Jul-13-09  brankat: Happy Birthday GM Rivas-Pastor!
Jul-13-09  WhiteRook48: he must be very religious
Aug-21-09  Everett: Concentration enhancing drugs are very effective, but so is having slight, specific autism that can make one slightly strange but an absolute killer automaton on the chessboard.

The future will bring some interesting issues to the fore.

Aug-21-09  SugarDom: This is obvious to a lot of chess players...Look at Nakamura...hehe
Aug-21-09  Everett: I was thinking Carlsen as the most recent, and blatant, example.
Aug-21-09  SugarDom: I was going to say that, but i was afraid of Carlsen fans. hehe
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  wordfunph: 1990 Palma de Mallorca: 154 Grandmasters were entered out of 182 participants. GM Manuel Rivas of Spain was the last placer. GM Sammy Reshevsky, played and placed 179th-181st together with GM Vlastimil Jansa.

happy birthday Manuel!

Jul-13-11  badenbaden: ¡Felicidades, Manolo!
El Bobby del Claret...
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  eternaloptimist: Happy birthday to GM Rivas-Pastor!

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