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Alfonso Romero Holmes
  
Number of games in database: 405
Years covered: 1984 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 2427 (2469 rapid, 2378 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2534

Overall record: +131 -129 =131 (50.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 14 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (63) 
    B47 B56 B80 B45 B46
 Sicilian Taimanov (18) 
    B47 B45 B46
 Ruy Lopez (16) 
    C69 C67 C65 C60 C68
 French Defense (15) 
    C02 C00 C11 C10 C01
 Queen's Pawn Game (15) 
    A45 A46 D02 A41 D00
 English, 1 c4 e5 (14) 
    A20 A29 A22 A26
With the Black pieces:
 King's Indian (46) 
    E91 E95 E94 E62 E81
 Sicilian (43) 
    B28 B75 B22 B76 B45
 French Defense (31) 
    C18 C02 C01 C03 C00
 Queen's Pawn Game (22) 
    E00 A45 A40 A41 A46
 Sicilian Dragon (18) 
    B75 B76 B72 B78 B77
 French Winawer (12) 
    C18 C17 C16 C15
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Romero Holmes vs B Kantsler, 2002 1/2-1/2
   A Jerez Perez vs Romero Holmes, 2001 0-1
   Romero Holmes vs F Braga, 1990 1-0
   Oll vs Romero Holmes, 1984 0-1
   Shirov vs Romero Holmes, 2006 0-1
   F Ruiz Jimenez vs Romero Holmes, 2001 0-1
   Romero Holmes vs Barbero, 1991 1-0
   Romero Holmes vs S Del Rio Angelis, 2002 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Hoogovens-B (1991)
   Spanish Team Championship (2001)
   European Youth Championship 1984/85 (1984)
   Leon (1992)
   Spanish Championship (1998)
   Capablanca Memorial-A (1991)
   Madrid (1992)
   Spanish Championship (2002)
   Pamplona 1990/91 (1991)
   Corus Reserve Group (2000)
   Palma de Mallorca Open (1991)
   Dubai Olympiad (1986)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   European Championship (2003)
   Spanish Team Championship (Honor Division) (2012)

RECENT GAMES:
   🏆 XXV Open de Gros
   M Sana vs Romero Holmes (Jun-30-15) 1/2-1/2
   Romero Holmes vs R Makhmutov (Sep-20-14) 0-1
   Vogt vs Romero Holmes (Sep-19-14) 1/2-1/2
   Romero Holmes vs J A C Blanco (Sep-13-13) 1-0
   Romero Holmes vs De la Villa Garcia (Nov-10-12) 1/2-1/2

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ALFONSO ROMERO HOLMES
(born May-28-1965, 57 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 17; games 1-25 of 411  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Romero Holmes vs E Agdestein  1-0271984European Youth Championship 1984/85A45 Queen's Pawn Game
2. Romero Holmes vs Nijboer  1-0491984European Youth Championship 1984/85B07 Pirc
3. C Horvath vs Romero Holmes  0-1401984European Youth Championship 1984/85B70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
4. Oll vs Romero Holmes 0-1301984European Youth Championship 1984/85A52 Budapest Gambit
5. Romero Holmes vs K Thorsteins  1-0271984European Youth Championship 1984/85B80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
6. Romero Holmes vs J Howell  1-0361984European Youth Championship 1984/85A45 Queen's Pawn Game
7. Hellers vs Romero Holmes  1-0361984European Youth Championship 1984/85B78 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long
8. Romero Holmes vs J de Wit  0-1331984European Youth Championship 1984/85B80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
9. Romero Holmes vs Z Kozul  1-0411984European Youth Championship 1984/85B67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
10. B Belotti vs Romero Holmes  ½-½791984European Youth Championship 1984/85B72 Sicilian, Dragon
11. O Renet vs Romero Holmes  0-1271984European Youth Championship 1984/85C63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
12. K Rasmussen vs Romero Holmes  0-1371985European Youth Championship 1984/85C53 Giuoco Piano
13. Romero Holmes vs G Rechlis  0-1611985European Youth Championship 1984/85B75 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
14. Romero Holmes vs I Farago  0-1241986RomeA45 Queen's Pawn Game
15. Romero Holmes vs J Gil Reguera  1-0271986ESP-chB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
16. Romero Holmes vs J Cuadras Avellana 1-0271986Torrelavega OpenB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
17. Andersson vs Romero Holmes 1-0391986Banco di Roma 10thA15 English
18. Romero Holmes vs Sosonko  ½-½521986Banco di Roma 10thB63 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
19. Romero Holmes vs C Skehan  1-0321986Dubai OlympiadC55 Two Knights Defense
20. Anwar Qureshi vs Romero Holmes  0-1431986Dubai OlympiadE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
21. N Skalkotas vs Romero Holmes  0-1341986Dubai OlympiadE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
22. Romero Holmes vs Kuczynski  0-1441986Dubai OlympiadB95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6
23. Romero Holmes vs R Casafus 1-0471986Dubai OlympiadB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
24. Romero Holmes vs Dan-Catalin Barbulescu  ½-½281986Dubai OlympiadE09 Catalan, Closed
25. Barlov vs Romero Holmes  0-1511986Dubai OlympiadE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
 page 1 of 17; games 1-25 of 411  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
May-28-06  BIDMONFA: Alfonso Romero Holmes

ROMERO, Alfonso
http://www.bidmonfa.com/romero_alfo...
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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.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Budape...

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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Hajek,Lu

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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