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Jesus Diez del Corral
Diez del Corral 
Number of games in database: 296
Years covered: 1954 to 1983
Last FIDE rating: 2415
Highest rating achieved in database: 2485

Overall record: +95 -78 =123 (52.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (38) 
    B91 B44 B98 B30 B64
 Ruy Lopez (29) 
    C78 C85 C73 C77 C90
 Nimzo Indian (22) 
    E25 E24 E41 E27 E54
 Sicilian Najdorf (16) 
    B91 B98 B95 B94
 King's Indian (14) 
    E81 E92 E83 E95 E61
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (9) 
    C85 C91 C90
With the Black pieces:
 King's Indian (33) 
    E92 E87 E73 E90 E60
 French Defense (30) 
    C05 C18 C19 C02 C03
 Sicilian (18) 
    B64 B89 B59 B56 B68
 Modern Benoni (14) 
    A56 A58 A57 A59 A67
 French Tarrasch (13) 
    C05 C03 C04
 French Winawer (12) 
    C18 C19 C17 C15
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Diez del Corral vs Ivkov, 1970 1/2-1/2
   Diez del Corral vs Portisch, 1978 1-0
   Diez del Corral vs Pomar Salamanca, 1969 1-0
   Diez del Corral vs F Muco, 1982 1-0
   Diez del Corral vs Miles, 1979 1/2-1/2
   Gheorghiu vs Diez del Corral, 1973 0-1
   S Schweber vs Diez del Corral, 1979 1/2-1/2
   Diez del Corral vs F Trois, 1979 1/2-1/2
   Diez del Corral vs Damjanovic, 1969 1-0
   Najdorf vs Diez del Corral, 1979 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Lugo (1957)
   Clare Benedict Cup 12th (1965)
   Skopje Olympiad qual-5 (1972)
   Madrid (1957)
   Siegen Olympiad qual-1 (1970)
   Varna Olympiad Final-B (1962)
   Leipzig Olympiad qual-4 (1960)
   Palma de Mallorca (1969)
   The Hague Zonal (1966)
   Buenos Aires (Konex) (1979)
   Las Palmas (1973)
   Palma de Mallorca (1967)
   Varna Olympiad qual-1 (1962)
   Skopje Olympiad Final-A (1972)
   Lucerne Olympiad (1982)

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(born Apr-06-1933, died Feb-19-2010, 76 years old) Spain

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Jesús Díez del Corral was born in Zaragoza. He was Spanish champion in 1955 and 1965, and awarded the IM title in 1968 and the GM title in 1974. In tournaments he was 2nd at the Amsterdam Masters tournament 1969, 6th at Palma de Mallorca 1969 and 3rd at Montilla 1973. Del Corral also played on seven Spanish Olympiad teams.

Wikipedia article: Jesús Díez del Corral

Last updated: 2017-03-13 07:35:20

 page 1 of 12; games 1-25 of 296  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Diez del Corral vs M Napolitano  1-0301954ITA-ESPE83 King's Indian, Samisch
2. Diez del Corral vs Korchnoi  0-1511955Hastings 1955/56B64 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
3. Diez del Corral vs J Penrose  ½-½221955Hastings 1955/56D50 Queen's Gambit Declined
4. F Olafsson vs Diez del Corral  1-0391955Hastings 1955/56A07 King's Indian Attack
5. Diez del Corral vs Golombek  1-0521955Hastings 1955/56B18 Caro-Kann, Classical
6. J A Fuller vs Diez del Corral  0-1351956Hastings 1955/56B59 Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3
7. Diez del Corral vs R Persitz 0-1801956Hastings 1955/56E26 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
8. Ivkov vs Diez del Corral  1-0301956Hastings 1955/56C04 French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line
9. Diez del Corral vs Taimanov  0-1301956Hastings 1955/56B64 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
10. K Darga vs Diez del Corral  ½-½421956Hastings 1955/56E47 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3
11. Larsen vs Diez del Corral  1-0311956GijonD75 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O c5, 8.dxc5
12. Prados vs Diez del Corral  0-1481957LugoC02 French, Advance
13. Diez del Corral vs R Rodriguez  1-0361957LugoB91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
14. D De Oliveira vs Diez del Corral  0-1241957LugoA05 Reti Opening
15. Diez del Corral vs J Sanz Aguado  0-1301957LugoB12 Caro-Kann Defense
16. Pomar Salamanca vs Diez del Corral  ½-½441957LugoB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
17. Diez del Corral vs Unzicker  ½-½301957MadridC85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)
18. Rossolimo vs Diez del Corral  ½-½281957MadridE97 King's Indian
19. Diez del Corral vs J A Seitz  1-0401957MadridD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. W Dunphy vs Diez del Corral  0-1191957MadridC02 French, Advance
21. Diez del Corral vs Pomar Salamanca  ½-½171957MadridB63 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
22. E Franco Raymundo vs Diez del Corral  ½-½401957MadridE58 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...Bxc3
23. Diez del Corral vs F J Perez Perez  ½-½341957MadridA43 Old Benoni
24. R Toran Albero vs Diez del Corral  0-1371957MadridE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
25. Diez del Corral vs M Farre  1-0281957MadridC73 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
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  Benzol: Jesus Diez del Corral
Born 6th April 1933 in Saragossa
An IM in 1967 he obtained the GM title in 1974.
He's been Spanish champion in 1955 and 1965.
Feb-24-10  meloncio: GM Jesús Díaz del Corral died last February 19th in Madrid. RIP Don Jesús.

Here's an old picture, he's the man with glasses on (white side).

Feb-25-10  BIDMONFA: Jesus Diez del Corral


Apr-06-10  wordfunph: ....sad he died Feb this year.

happy 77th birthday Gran Maestro Jesus Diez del Corral.

Apr-06-10  Valmy: How can you wish an happy birthday to a dead person?
Apr-06-10  wordfunph: <Valmy> i know dead people have no rights to celebrate their birthday..

how are you in France my friend? mercibuco...or thank you. :-0

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  Chessical: Diez del Corral became the second ever Spanish player to become a grandmaster (the first being the child-prodigy Arturo Pomar-Salamanca).

He played for Spain in seven Olympiads, and nine times in the Clare Benedict tournaments scoring 58% in each. He was also a strong blitz player.

He retired from competitive chess in 1986. I believe that his first international tournament game was

Ivkov vs J Diez del Corral, 1955

and his last was against the same opponent

Ivkov vs J Diez del Corral, 1983

He also regularly wrote articles and composed studies, despite the demands of his professional life as a lawyer specialising in property law.

Aug-23-10  Dredge Rivers: I used to work at the Jesus Diez Corral!
Sep-27-17  Nonnus: In 1974, Jesus Diez del Corral, Gyozo Forintos, Vlastimil Jansa, Bojan Kurajica, Anatoly Lutikov, Gergio Mariotti, Gyula Sax, Jan Timman, and Eugenio Torre became GMs.

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