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Eleazar Jimenez Zerquera
E Jimenez Zerquera 

Number of games in database: 412
Years covered: 1952 to 1978
Overall record: +80 -110 =222 (46.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (50) 
    B42 B44 B99 B98 B97
 Ruy Lopez (30) 
    C84 C72 C91 C70 C63
 King's Indian (18) 
    E92 E95 E82 E81 E76
 Sicilian Najdorf (16) 
    B99 B97 B98 B92 B94
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (15) 
    C84 C91 C86 C85 C95
 French Defense (11) 
    C07 C04 C05 C13 C09
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (32) 
    C79 C87 C85 C77 C86
 Sicilian (29) 
    B43 B89 B39 B42 B33
 Grunfeld (25) 
    D85 D86 D97 D78 D93
 King's Indian (19) 
    E91 E69 E60 E97 E61
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (17) 
    C87 C85 C84 C89 C86
 English (13) 
    A16 A15
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   E Jimenez Zerquera vs Hort, 1963 1-0
   Smyslov vs E Jimenez Zerquera, 1965 0-1
   Fischer vs E Jimenez Zerquera, 1970 1/2-1/2
   Portisch vs E Jimenez Zerquera, 1970 0-1
   E Jimenez Zerquera vs Ujtumen, 1970 1/2-1/2
   R McLellan vs E Jimenez Zerquera, 1959 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Pan American Championship (1966)
   Quito/Guayaquil Zonal playoff (1969)
   Quito/Guayaquil Zonal (1969)
   Pan American Championship (1968)
   Havana Olympiad qual-6 (1966)
   Capablanca Memorial (1968)
   Capablanca Memorial (1969)
   Marianske Lazne (1965)
   Havana (1952)
   Moscow (1963)
   Havana (1965)
   Capablanca Memorial (1964)
   Siegen Olympiad qual-5 (1970)
   Leipzig Olympiad qual-4 (1960)
   Tel Aviv Olympiad Final-B (1964)

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(born Jun-25-1928, died May-06-2000, 71 years old) Cuba

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Eleazar Jimenez Zerquera was born on the 25th of June 1928. He was awarded the IM title in 1963 and was Cuban Champion in 1957, 1960, 1963, 1965 and 1967 (after a play-off). Three times Pan-American Champion, all three in Cuba: La Habana 1963, La Habana 1966 and La Habana 1970.

Wikipedia article: Eleazar Jiménez

Last updated: 2018-06-25 05:09:10

 page 1 of 17; games 1-25 of 412  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. E Cobo Arteaga vs E Jimenez Zerquera  ½-½421952HavanaC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
2. E Jimenez Zerquera vs R Romero 1-0571952HavanaE01 Catalan, Closed
3. Najdorf vs E Jimenez Zerquera  1-0371952HavanaE33 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
4. E Jimenez Zerquera vs R Quesada Sr  ½-½311952HavanaD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
5. J Araiza Munoz vs E Jimenez Zerquera 0-1151952Havana+C80 Ruy Lopez, Open
6. E Jimenez Zerquera vs M Soto Larrea  1-0281952Havana+E01 Catalan, Closed
7. R Ortega vs E Jimenez Zerquera  ½-½361952HavanaE17 Queen's Indian
8. E Jimenez Zerquera vs I A Horowitz  ½-½401952HavanaE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
9. C Guimard vs E Jimenez Zerquera  1-0301952HavanaA45 Queen's Pawn Game
10. E Jimenez Zerquera vs Rossolimo  0-1551952HavanaA82 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
11. F Planas Garcia vs E Jimenez Zerquera  0-1291952HavanaD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
12. E Jimenez Zerquera vs J Gonzalez de Vega  ½-½551952HavanaE00 Queen's Pawn Game
13. Eliskases vs E Jimenez Zerquera  ½-½311952HavanaA46 Queen's Pawn Game
14. E Jimenez Zerquera vs M Aleman Dovo  ½-½271952HavanaE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
15. Reshevsky vs E Jimenez Zerquera  1-0301952HavanaE46 Nimzo-Indian
16. E Jimenez Zerquera vs Ed. Lasker  1-0221952HavanaE02 Catalan, Open, 5.Qa4
17. Evans vs E Jimenez Zerquera  1-0261952HavanaE44 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 5.Ne2
18. E Jimenez Zerquera vs L Prins  ½-½431952HavanaD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
19. Gligoric vs E Jimenez Zerquera  ½-½401952HavanaD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
20. E Jimenez Zerquera vs R Toran Albero  ½-½291952HavanaE70 King's Indian
21. A Pomar Salamanca vs E Jimenez Zerquera  1-0491952HavanaE00 Queen's Pawn Game
22. E Jimenez Zerquera vs H Steiner  1-0401952HavanaC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
23. R H Steinmeyer vs E Jimenez Zerquera  ½-½26195960th US OpenC78 Ruy Lopez
24. R McLellan vs E Jimenez Zerquera  ½-½12195960th US OpenC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
25. E Jimenez Zerquera vs J E Warren  ½-½36195960th US OpenB64 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
 page 1 of 17; games 1-25 of 412  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
May-15-06  hrodriguez: It's a pity you don't have a brilliant game that Jimenez with black pieces won over Smyslov at the IV Capablanca in Memoriam,1965,involving a Queen's sacrifice. Unfortunately I don't have it.
Jun-25-06  Eastfrisian: He died on May 06, 2000.
Premium Chessgames Member <hrodriguez> Smyslov vs E Jimenez-Zerguera, 1965
Jun-25-08  brankat: <> Yes, that's the one. A beauty! Thank You.
Jun-25-08  BIDMONFA: Eleazar Jimenez-Zerquera


Jun-25-08  whiteshark: Player of the Day

An utter stranger to me. :(

Jun-25-08  swordfish: Stranger to me too, but beating Smyslov with Black in 1965 is no mean feat.
Jul-15-09  Paint My Dragon: Can <> change his name in games section from -Zerguera to -Zerquera? Thanks.
Dec-14-09  mojonera: capablanca in memoriam 1967 , smyslov lost to jimenez .
Jun-25-10  reti: Eleazar Jimenez was loved and respected by many grandmasters.
Jun-25-11  mojonera: gracias por su ajedrez maestro , vecino de santos suarez , la habana . tres tablas con fischer y dos victorias contra smyslov .
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  FSR: How many people have three names with a Z in each one?
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  FSR: Fischer only beat him once in four attempts.
Jul-12-16  zanzibar: How man people have two Z's in one name?
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  beatgiant: Two z's over the entire name is not that unusual:

Alireza Firouzja
Geza Maroczy
Lenier Dominguez Perez
Laszlo Szabo
Jan-Krzysztof Duda
Dariusz Swiercz
Zurab Azmaiparashvili
Lazaro Bruzon Batista
Tamaz Georgadze
Laszlo Barczay

Even 3 z's over the entire name can be found in the FIDE lists with not much effort, if we aren't restricted to top GMs. There are many double-barreled Spanish surnames with Gonzalez and the other part also ending in z, for example Cuban IM William Hernandez Gonzalez.

For 4 z's, for example there are a handful of FIDE players with the surname Gonzalez Gonzalez, the top rated one being Spain's Hugo Gonzalez Gonzalez (2138 on the current list).

Three z's, each in a different component of the name, is much rarer. One can search the FIDE list for a Spanish given name containing z such as Gonzalo or Alfonzo, and as we've seen, z's are common in Spanish surnames. With this approach, one finds a few examples like Gonzalo Sanhueza Ortiz (Chile), Gonzalo Cabezas Tiznado (Chile), Severyan Alfonzo Gomez Gomez (Venezuela - country also contains a z).

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