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Nelson Castaneda
Number of games in database: 71
Years covered: 1993 to 2012
Last FIDE rating: 2241
Highest rating achieved in database: 2341

Overall record: +19 -37 =15 (37.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (15) 
    B96 B27 B62 B65 B77
 Ruy Lopez (6) 
    C89 C64 C80 C69 C97
 Sicilian Najdorf (5) 
    B96 B92 B99
 Caro-Kann (4) 
    B17 B12
With the Black pieces:
 King's Indian (10) 
    E92 E84 E80 E95 E66
 Sicilian (10) 
    B62 B96 B95 B30 B31
 Pirc (7) 
    B07 B09
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (4) 
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(born 1958) United States of America

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 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 71  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. N Castaneda vs Browne  0-141199321st World OpenB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
2. N Castaneda vs D Gurevich  0-1181994Chicago OpenB58 Sicilian
3. N Castaneda vs Yermolinsky  0-1331995Chicago opB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
4. Zsofia Polgar vs N Castaneda  1-0361995North Bay International OpenB83 Sicilian
5. Waitzkin vs N Castaneda  1-0341995US Class ChampionshipC55 Two Knights Defense
6. C Blocker vs N Castaneda  1-0191996World op 24thB30 Sicilian
7. Zsofia Polgar vs N Castaneda  ½-½491996North Bay OpenB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
8. N Castaneda vs Wojtkiewicz  1-0271997Open, North Bay CANB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
9. J Henson vs N Castaneda  0-1361997Canadian OpenB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
10. Z Gofshtein vs N Castaneda  1-0461997Canadian OpenE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
11. N Castaneda vs W D Taylor  1-0401997Canadian OpenB03 Alekhine's Defense
12. N Castaneda vs Vera Gonzalez-Quevedo  0-1361997Canadian OpenB99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line
13. N Castaneda vs Nickoloff  ½-½611997Canadian OpenB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
14. N Castaneda vs Hjartarson  0-1291997Canadian OpenC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
15. A Ivanov vs N Castaneda  1-04119992nd Harry Lyman OpenB07 Pirc
16. N Castaneda vs I Nikolayev  0-1341999121st New York State ChampionshipC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
17. N Castaneda vs Koneru 0-1752001FSIM JuneB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
18. T Dolgener vs N Castaneda  1-0482001FSIM JuneB07 Pirc
19. N Castaneda vs Z Nemeth  ½-½602001FSIM JuneB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
20. J Dobos vs N Castaneda  ½-½382001FSIM JuneE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
21. N Castaneda vs L Eperjesi  0-1472001FSIM JuneB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
22. Z Dub vs N Castaneda 1-0302001FSIM JuneE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
23. N Castaneda vs C Berczes  ½-½482001FSIM JuneB07 Pirc
24. N Castaneda vs N Resika 1-0512001FSIM JuneB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
25. Wang Shuai vs N Castaneda 1-0232001FSIM JuneB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
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  DarthStapler: I know this guy - he's an FM currently and has 2 out of his 3 IM norms. He is also the champion of the club I go to
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  Poisonpawns: here is a game i played against Nelson with black in 2009 at the NY Open in Lake George. [Event "NY Open Gm90/30/60"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2009.05.16"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Castenada, Nelson"]
[Black "Bean, C"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "B03"]
[WhiteElo "2319"]
[BlackElo "]
[Annotator "C Bean"]

[TimeControl "1800+10"]

1. e4 Nf6 2. e5 Nd5 3. d4 d6 4. c4 Nb6 5. exd6 exd6 6. Nc3 Be7 7. Be3 O-O 8. Be2 Re8 9. Nf3 Bf6 10. b3 c6 11. O-O Bf5 12. Rc1 d5 13. c5 N6d7 14. b4 Nf8 15. b5 Nbd7 16. Qa4 Qc7 17. Rfd1 Ne6 18. Rd2 Rad8 19. Nd1 Nf4 20. Bf1 Be4 21. Ne1 Ne6 22. Nc2 Bg6 23. Nb4 Ndxc5 24. Qa3 Ne4 25. Rd3 c5 26. dxc5 d4 27. Qxa7 Ra8 28. Qb6 Qxb6 29. cxb6 dxe3 30. Nxe3 N4c5 31. Rd2 Red8 32. Rxd8+ Rxd8 33. Nbd5 Bg5 34. Ra1 Be4 35. Bc4 Nf4 36. Nc3 Bd3 37. g3 Nh3+ 38. Kg2 Bxe3 39. fxe3 Bxc4 40. Kxh3 Rd3 41. Rc1 Be6+ 42. Kg2 Rd2+ 43. Kf3 Nd3 44. Ra1 Rc2 45. Ne2 Rxa2 46. Rxa2 Bxa2 47. Ke4 Nc5+ 48. Ke5 Nd7+ 49. Kd6 Nxb6 50. Kc7 Nd5+ 51. Kxb7 Nxe3 52. Nc3 Be6 53. b6 Nd5 54. Ka7 Nxb6 55. Kxb6 Kf8 56. Kc5 Ke7 57. Kd4 Kf6 58. Ke4 Kg5 1/2-1/2

23.Nb4 has just been played

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Black finds:

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By move 40 i am winning clearly:

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However my old enemy time trouble came,and we ended up here.

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Which led to here:

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That game took alot out of me,I just KNEW I was winning,and to end up with a draw hurt.

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