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Alfonso Romero Holmes
Number of games in database: 267
Years covered: 1984 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 2427 (2469 rapid, 2378 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2534

Overall record: +85 -85 =83 (50.0%)*
   * 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 (40) 
    B56 B80 B30 B45 B47
 English, 1 c4 e5 (12) 
    A20 A29 A26 A22
 Ruy Lopez (11) 
    C69 C67 C65 C60 C68
 French Defense (11) 
    C02 C00 C01
 Sicilian Taimanov (10) 
    B45 B47 B46
 Ruy Lopez Exchange (7) 
    C69 C68
With the Black pieces:
 King's Indian (30) 
    E91 E62 E95 E94 E81
 Sicilian (28) 
    B75 B45 B22 B50 B28
 French Defense (20) 
    C02 C18 C01 C03 C16
 Queen's Pawn Game (18) 
    E00 A45 A40 A41 A46
 Sicilian Dragon (11) 
    B75 B72 B77 B76
 French Winawer (7) 
    C18 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?]
   Harmonie (2002)
   Madrid (1992)
   Pamplona International (2003)
   Spanish Championship (2002)
   Corus Reserve Group (2000)
   Dubai Olympiad (1986)
   European Championship (2003)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   Calvia Olympiad (2004)
   Spanish Team Championship (Honor Division) (2012)

   🏆 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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(born May-28-1965, 56 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 11; games 1-25 of 267  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Romero Holmes vs K Thorsteins  1-0271984EU-ch U20B80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
2. Oll vs Romero Holmes 0-1301984EU-ch U20A52 Budapest Gambit
3. Romero Holmes vs J Gil Reguera  1-0271986ESP-chB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
4. Andersson vs Romero Holmes 1-0391986Banco di Roma 10thA15 English
5. Romero Holmes vs Sosonko  ½-½521986Banco di Roma 10thB63 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
6. Romero Holmes vs C Skehan  1-0321986Dubai OlympiadC55 Two Knights Defense
7. Anwar Qureshi vs Romero Holmes  0-1431986Dubai OlympiadE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
8. N Skalkotas vs Romero Holmes  0-1341986Dubai OlympiadE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
9. Romero Holmes vs Kuczynski  0-1441986Dubai OlympiadB95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6
10. Romero Holmes vs R Casafus  1-0471986Dubai OlympiadB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
11. Romero Holmes vs Dan-Catalin Barbulescu  ½-½281986Dubai OlympiadE09 Catalan, Closed
12. Barlov vs Romero Holmes  0-1511986Dubai OlympiadE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
13. Romero Holmes vs Speelman  ½-½441986Dubai OlympiadC02 French, Advance
14. Dlugy vs Romero Holmes  1-0441986Dubai OlympiadD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
15. Vaganian vs Romero Holmes  1-0361986Dubai OlympiadE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
16. Romero Holmes vs S Mariotti 0-1341987Andorra ZonalC01 French, Exchange
17. Romero Holmes vs Hort  0-1371987Amsterdam OHRA-BC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
18. Romero Holmes vs M Sibarevic  1-0251988Lugano opB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
19. Romero Holmes vs P Velikov  ½-½481988Groningen opB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
20. Romero Holmes vs J M Gil Gonzales  ½-½551989TerrassaC45 Scotch Game
21. Morovic Fernandez vs Romero Holmes  1-0211989Alicante op2E95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
22. B Ivanovic vs Romero Holmes  0-1321989TerrassaB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
23. Romero Holmes vs J B Campos-Moreno  1-0401989LeonC45 Scotch Game
24. Pinter vs Romero Holmes  1-0361989LeonD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
25. Zsuzsa Polgar vs Romero Holmes  1-0341989LeonE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
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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.

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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