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Alfonso Romero Holmes
A Romero Holmes 

Number of games in database: 507
Years covered: 1984 to 2020
Last FIDE rating: 2427 (2469 rapid, 2378 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2534
Overall record: +167 -161 =165 (50.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 14 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (78) 
    B47 B80 B56 B45 B46
 French Defense (21) 
    C02 C00 C01 C15 C10
 Sicilian Taimanov (20) 
    B47 B45 B46
 Queen's Pawn Game (18) 
    A45 A46 D02 D00 A41
 Ruy Lopez (18) 
    C69 C67 C60 C65 C68
 English, 1 c4 e5 (14) 
    A20 A22 A29 A26
With the Black pieces:
 King's Indian (62) 
    E91 E95 E63 E94 E81
 Sicilian (54) 
    B28 B75 B76 B45 B50
 French Defense (33) 
    C18 C02 C01 C05 C17
 Queen's Pawn Game (32) 
    E00 A41 A40 A45 E10
 Sicilian Dragon (24) 
    B75 B76 B72 B77 B70
 French Winawer (13) 
    C18 C17 C16 C15
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   A Romero Holmes vs B Kantsler, 2002 1/2-1/2
   A Jerez Perez vs A Romero Holmes, 2001 0-1
   A Romero Holmes vs F Braga, 1990 1-0
   Oll vs A Romero Holmes, 1984 0-1
   Shirov vs A Romero Holmes, 2006 0-1
   F Ruiz Jimenez vs A Romero Holmes, 2001 0-1
   A Romero Holmes vs C Gulbas, 2002 1-0
   A Romero Holmes vs G Barbero, 1991 1-0
   A Romero Holmes vs S del Rio de Angelis, 2002 1-0
   Kosteniuk vs A Romero Holmes, 2000 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Hoogovens-B (1991)
   Spanish Team Championship (2001)
   European Junior Championship 1984/85 (1984)
   Spanish Championship (1998)
   Leon (1990)
   Capablanca Memorial-A (1991)
   Pamplona 1990/91 (1991)
   Spanish Championship (1989)
   Elgoibar (1997)
   Pula Open (2012)
   Corus Reserve Group (2000)
   World Junior Championship (1984)
   Groningen Open (1988)
   Dubai Olympiad (1986)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)

   🏆 2nd Caissa Guatemala Open
   A Romero Holmes vs O Almeida Quintana (Jan-12-20) 1-0
   M Sana vs A Romero Holmes (Jun-30-15) 1/2-1/2
   A Romero Holmes vs R Makhmutov (Sep-20-14) 0-1
   L Vogt vs A Romero Holmes (Sep-19-14) 1/2-1/2
   A Romero Holmes vs L Bergez (Sep-06-14) 1-0

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(born May-28-1965, 58 years old) Spain

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Grandmaster. Romero became an IM in 1985 after finishing second in the European Youth Championship. In 1995 he became a GM (his FIDE player card is incorrect on this point). He was Spanish champion in 1987.

Wikipedia article: Alfonso Romero Holmes

Last updated: 2021-02-20 04:19:14

 page 1 of 21; games 1-25 of 507  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. K Brown vs A Romero Holmes  1-0451984World Junior ChampionshipA10 English
2. A Romero Holmes vs Y Ramsingh  ½-½571984World Junior ChampionshipA45 Queen's Pawn Game
3. R Buckmire vs A Romero Holmes  0-1411984World Junior ChampionshipE84 King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line
4. A Romero Holmes vs C Navrotescu  ½-½351984World Junior ChampionshipC01 French, Exchange
5. Piket vs A Romero Holmes  ½-½891984World Junior ChampionshipA48 King's Indian
6. A Romero Holmes vs H Korhonen  1-0451984World Junior ChampionshipC53 Giuoco Piano
7. J Gil Capape vs A Romero Holmes  0-1371984World Junior ChampionshipA40 Queen's Pawn Game
8. A Romero Holmes vs M Condie  ½-½321984World Junior ChampionshipC42 Petrov Defense
9. A Romero Holmes vs M Abarca Aguirre  ½-½581984World Junior ChampionshipB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
10. G Miralles vs A Romero Holmes  0-1291984World Junior ChampionshipE10 Queen's Pawn Game
11. Dreev vs A Romero Holmes  ½-½411984World Junior ChampionshipB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
12. A Romero Holmes vs C Hansen  0-1571984World Junior ChampionshipB95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6
13. A Kolev vs A Romero Holmes  ½-½601984World Junior ChampionshipB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
14. A Romero Holmes vs E Agdestein  1-0271984European Junior Championship 1984/85A45 Queen's Pawn Game
15. A Romero Holmes vs Nijboer  1-0491984European Junior Championship 1984/85B07 Pirc
16. C Horvath vs A Romero Holmes  0-1401984European Junior Championship 1984/85B70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
17. Oll vs A Romero Holmes 0-1301984European Junior Championship 1984/85A52 Budapest Gambit
18. A Romero Holmes vs K Thorsteins  1-0271984European Junior Championship 1984/85B80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
19. A Romero Holmes vs J Howell  1-0361984European Junior Championship 1984/85A45 Queen's Pawn Game
20. F Hellers vs A Romero Holmes  1-0361984European Junior Championship 1984/85B78 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long
21. A Romero Holmes vs J de Wit  0-1331984European Junior Championship 1984/85B80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
22. A Romero Holmes vs Z Kozul  1-0411984European Junior Championship 1984/85B67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
23. B Belotti vs A Romero Holmes  ½-½791984European Junior Championship 1984/85B72 Sicilian, Dragon
24. O Renet vs A Romero Holmes  0-1271984European Junior Championship 1984/85C63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
25. K Rasmussen vs A Romero Holmes  0-1371985European Junior Championship 1984/85C53 Giuoco Piano
 page 1 of 21; games 1-25 of 507  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
May-28-06  BIDMONFA: Alfonso Romero Holmes

ROMERO, Alfonso

May-28-06  Open Defence: elementary eh ? my dear J Watson
Apr-17-09  Raisin Death Ray: I prefer his brother, Mobile Holmes!
Apr-25-09  Raisin Death Ray: Holmes, Holmes, on the range!
Jul-26-09  myschkin: . . .

He invented the "Budapest Rook", the crazed beast that appears on a6 and then rolls over to the other flank, looking for trouble.

Mar-15-11  wordfunph: he's the author of the book "Creative Chess Strategy" published by Gambit.

based on the book, he was the editor of the magazine Gambito. He was runner-up in the 1984/85 European Junior Championship and has represented Spain in several Olympiads. He won the bronze medal on board 3 at the 2002 Bled Olympiad. He has a reputation for playing imaginative attacking chess.

Jun-18-13  PhilFeeley: I don't know why this game isn't here. It's from Kevin Spraggett's blog recently.

gm Romero Holmes

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From Pula. Grandmaster versus amateur! Always a wonderful lesson to be learned. When I was younger there were not many grandmasters around, and it was always a great occasion when I was paired against one. Here Hajek is trying his best, but Holmes is relentless. White had just played 24.Bg2, oblivious to Black’s threat.


Feb-02-15  SpiritedReposte: ...Rxe3! If Qxe3 ...Ng4+ forks king and queen.

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