Alfonso Romero Holmes
Number of games in database: 247
Years covered: 1984 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 2415 (2469 rapid, 2378 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2534
Overall record: +79 -76 =78 (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.
NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
A Romero Holmes vs B Kantsler, 2002 1/2-1/2
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 Barbero, 1991 1-0
A Romero Holmes vs S Del Rio Angelis, 2002 1-0
NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
Spanish Championship (2002)
Pamplona International (2003)
Corus Reserve Group (2000)
Bled Olympiad (2002)
EU-ch 4th (2003)
36th Olympiad (2004)
Spanish Team Championship (Honor Division) (2012)
🏆 XXV Open de Gros
M Sana vs A Romero Holmes (Jun-30-15) 1/2-1/2
A Romero Holmes vs R Makhmutov (Sep-20-14) 0-1
Vogt vs A Romero Holmes (Sep-19-14) 1/2-1/2
A Romero Holmes vs J A C Blanco (Sep-13-13) 1-0
A Romero Holmes vs J M De La Villa Garcia (Nov-10-12) 1/2-1/2
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|ALFONSO ROMERO HOLMES
(born May-28-1965, 55 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.|
| page 1 of 10; games 1-25 of 247
|1. A Romero Holmes vs K Thorsteins
|| ||1-0||27||1984||EU-ch U20||B80 Sicilian, Scheveningen|
|2. Oll vs A Romero Holmes
||0-1||30||1984||EU-ch U20||A52 Budapest Gambit|
|3. A Romero Holmes vs J Gil Reguera
|| ||1-0||27||1986||ESP-ch||B80 Sicilian, Scheveningen|
|4. A Romero Holmes vs Sosonko
|| ||½-½||52||1986||Banco di Roma 10th||B63 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack|
|5. Ulf Andersson vs A Romero Holmes
||1-0||39||1986||Banco di Roma 10th||A15 English|
|6. A Romero Holmes vs Speelman
|| ||½-½||44||1986||Chess Olympiad||C02 French, Advance|
|7. Vaganian vs A Romero Holmes
|| ||1-0||36||1986||Chess Olympiad||E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto|
|8. A Romero Holmes vs S Mariotti
||0-1||34||1987||Andorra Zonal||C01 French, Exchange|
|9. A Romero Holmes vs Hort
|| ||0-1||37||1987||Amsterdam OHRA-B||C69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation|
|10. A Romero Holmes vs M Sibarevic
|| ||1-0||25||1988||Lugano Open||B80 Sicilian, Scheveningen|
|11. A Romero Holmes vs P Velikov
|| ||½-½||48||1988||Groningen op||B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3|
|12. I E Morovic-Fernandez vs A Romero Holmes
|| ||1-0||21||1989||Alicante op2||E95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1|
|13. A Romero Holmes vs J M Gil Gonzales
|| ||½-½||55||1989||Terrassa||C45 Scotch Game|
|14. B Ivanovic vs A Romero Holmes
|| ||0-1||32||1989||Terrassa||B77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack|
|15. Zsuzsa Polgar vs A Romero Holmes
|| ||1-0||34||1989||Leon||E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto|
|16. Pinter vs A Romero Holmes
|| ||1-0||36||1989||Leon||D15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|17. A Romero Holmes vs Zsofia Polgar
|| ||1-0||31||1989||Leon||B21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4|
|18. A Romero Holmes vs J B Campos-Moreno
|| ||1-0||40||1989||Leon||C45 Scotch Game|
|19. A Romero Holmes vs Chekhov
|| ||½-½||63||1989||GMA Baleares op||B33 Sicilian|
|20. Azmaiparashvili vs A Romero Holmes
|| ||1-0||36||1989||GMA Baleares op||A21 English|
|21. A Romero Holmes vs Tseshkovsky
|| ||0-1||61||1989||GMA Baleares op||B07 Pirc|
|22. Geller vs A Romero Holmes
|| ||0-1||22||1989||GMA Baleares op||E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto|
|23. A Romero Holmes vs Illescas Cordoba
|| ||½-½||31||1990||Terrassa||D39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation|
|24. Granda Zuniga vs A Romero Holmes
|| ||1-0||42||1990||Leon||A04 Reti Opening|
|25. A Romero Holmes vs Korchnoi
||0-1||23||1990||Pamplona||C02 French, Advance|
| page 1 of 10; games 1-25 of 247
|May-28-06|| ||BIDMONFA: Alfonso Romero Holmes|
|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.
BLACK TO PLAY AND WIN!
|Feb-02-15|| ||SpiritedReposte: ...Rxe3! If Qxe3 ...Ng4+ forks king and queen.|
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