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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.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (37) 
    B56 B30 B80 B45 B47
 English, 1 c4 e5 (12) 
    A20 A29 A22 A26
 Ruy Lopez (11) 
    C69 C67 C60 C68 C65
 French Defense (11) 
    C02 C00 C01
 Sicilian Taimanov (10) 
    B45 B46 B47
 English (7) 
    A16 A13
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (25) 
    B75 B22 B50 B63 B28
 King's Indian (25) 
    E91 E62 E94 E81 E95
 French Defense (19) 
    C18 C02 C03 C16 C01
 Queen's Pawn Game (16) 
    E00 A45 A40 A41 A46
 Sicilian Dragon (9) 
    B75 B72 B77 B76
 French Winawer (7) 
    C18 C16 C15
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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?]
   Harmonie (2002)
   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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(born May-28-1965, 54 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  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Oll vs A Romero Holmes 0-1301984EU-ch U20A52 Budapest Gambit
2. A Romero Holmes vs K Thorsteins  1-0271984EU-ch U20B80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
3. A Romero Holmes vs J Gil Reguera  1-0271986ESP-chB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
4. A Romero Holmes vs Sosonko  ½-½521986Banco di Roma 10thB63 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
5. Ulf Andersson vs A Romero Holmes 1-0391986Banco di Roma 10thA15 English
6. A Romero Holmes vs Speelman  ½-½441986Chess OlympiadC02 French, Advance
7. Vaganian vs A Romero Holmes  1-0361986Chess OlympiadE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
8. A Romero Holmes vs S Mariotti 0-1341987Andorra ZonalC01 French, Exchange
9. A Romero Holmes vs Hort  0-1371987Amsterdam OHRA-BC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
10. A Romero Holmes vs M Sibarevic  1-0251988Lugano OpenB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
11. A Romero Holmes vs P Velikov  ½-½481988Groningen opB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
12. I E Morovic-Fernandez vs A Romero Holmes  1-0211989Alicante op2E95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
13. A Romero Holmes vs J M Gil Gonzales  ½-½551989TerrassaC45 Scotch Game
14. B Ivanovic vs A Romero Holmes  0-1321989TerrassaB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
15. Pinter vs A Romero Holmes  1-0361989LeonD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
16. A Romero Holmes vs Zsofia Polgar  1-0311989LeonB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
17. A Romero Holmes vs J B Campos-Moreno  1-0401989LeonC45 Scotch Game
18. Zsuzsa Polgar vs A Romero Holmes  1-0341989LeonE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
19. A Romero Holmes vs Chekhov  ½-½631989GMA Baleares opB33 Sicilian
20. Azmaiparashvili vs A Romero Holmes  1-0361989GMA Baleares opA21 English
21. A Romero Holmes vs Tseshkovsky  0-1611989GMA Baleares opB07 Pirc
22. Geller vs A Romero Holmes  0-1221989GMA Baleares opE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
23. Granda Zuniga vs A Romero Holmes  1-0421990LeonA04 Reti Opening
24. A Romero Holmes vs Korchnoi 0-1231990PamplonaC02 French, Advance
25. Judit Polgar vs A Romero Holmes 1-0331990PamplonaC18 French, Winawer
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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.

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  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.

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  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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