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Walter Arencibia Rodriguez
W Arencibia Rodriguez 
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Number of games in database: 665
Years covered: 1984 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2486 (2593 rapid, 2350 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2579

Overall record: +238 -144 =281 (57.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 2 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (30) 
    B23 B22 B32 B40 B52
 King's Indian (22) 
    E76 E94 E92 E77 E80
 Queen's Pawn Game (22) 
    A46 A45 D02 E00 D04
 Nimzo Indian (22) 
    E25 E20 E32 E44 E55
 Queen's Gambit Declined (20) 
    D37 D31 D38 D30 D35
 Slav (19) 
    D10 D12 D11 D15 D17
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (47) 
    B43 B42 B51 B41 B93
 French Defense (40) 
    C18 C05 C10 C02 C03
 Ruy Lopez (32) 
    C92 C78 C67 C69 C96
 King's Indian (20) 
    E62 E97 E92 E90 E61
 Sicilian Kan (18) 
    B42 B43 B41
 Queen's Pawn Game (17) 
    D02 A46 D00 E00 E10
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   J Klinger vs W Arencibia Rodriguez, 1986 0-1
   W Arencibia Rodriguez vs Jobava, 2005 1-0
   B Morchiashvili vs W Arencibia Rodriguez, 2015 0-1
   W Arencibia Rodriguez vs Granda Zuniga, 1986 1-0
   W Arencibia Rodriguez vs Z Franco Ocampos, 1990 1-0
   W Arencibia Rodriguez vs J Magem Badals, 1991 1-0
   P Paneque Martin vs W Arencibia Rodriguez, 1990 0-1
   W Arencibia Rodriguez vs Z Fayvinov, 1999 1-0
   R O Perez Garcia vs W Arencibia Rodriguez, 2005 1/2-1/2
   L Day vs W Arencibia Rodriguez, 1994 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   World Junior Championship (1986)
   Guillermo Garcia Memorial 9th (2001)
   Capablanca Memorial-A (1991)
   Capablanca Memorial-A (1990)
   Capablanca Memorial (Elite) (2004)
   Capablanca mem Elite 34th (1999)
   World Team Championship (2001)
   Pan-American Team Championship (1995)
   Malaga Open (2001)
   Seville Open (1990)
   American Continental Championship (2005)
   Novi Sad Olympiad (1990)
   Manila Interzonal (1990)
   Istanbul Olympiad (2000)
   Sharjah Masters (2019)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   2000 Capablanca memorial (elite) by gauer
   1986 World Junior chess championship by gauer
   Capablanca Memorial (Elite) 2003 by Tabanus
   2002 Capablanca memorial (elite) by
   2006 Montreal (group B) by gauer
   2002 Capablanca memorial (elite) by gauer
   0ZeR0's Favorite Games Volume 26 by 0ZeR0
   1996 Capablanca memorial (group A) by gauer
   1991 Capablanca memorial (group A) by gauer

   🏆 Sharjah Masters
   W Arencibia Rodriguez vs M Sidhant (Mar-30-19) 1/2-1/2
   P Shyam Nikil vs W Arencibia Rodriguez (Mar-29-19) 1-0
   W Arencibia Rodriguez vs O N Al Ali (Mar-28-19) 1-0
   T Blagojevic vs W Arencibia Rodriguez (Mar-27-19) 0-1
   W Arencibia Rodriguez vs M Kunal (Mar-26-19) 1/2-1/2

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(born Jul-21-1967, 55 years old) Cuba

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GM Walter Arencibia Rodriguez was born in Cuba in 1967. He learned chess at the age of eight and has won various tournaments, including the 1986 World Junior Chess Championship. Other tournament victories include the Cuban Youth Championships in 1985, tying for 1st at the Canadian open in 2006 with Abhijit Kunte and in 2011, he again tied for 1st-3rd with Joel Benjamin and Dejan Bojkov in the Canadian open. He has also represented Cuba at many Chess Olympiads from 1986 to 2006. He is a FIDE Trainer and he became a GM in 1990. He won the Cuban championship in 1986 and 1990.

Wikipedia article: Walter Arencibia

Last updated: 2018-07-20 20:30:18

 page 1 of 27; games 1-25 of 665  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. F Braga vs W Arencibia Rodriguez  1-0261984CUBB22 Sicilian, Alapin
2. W Arencibia Rodriguez vs L Bueno Perez  1-0431984Capablanca mem-BD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
3. K Frey Beckman vs W Arencibia Rodriguez  0-1501985Havana-BD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
4. W Arencibia Rodriguez vs M Knezevic  0-1511985Havana-BA10 English
5. W Arencibia Rodriguez vs C Garcia Palermo  0-1381985Havana-BA25 English
6. W Arencibia Rodriguez vs Pigusov  ½-½211985Havana-BA04 Reti Opening
7. A Barreras vs W Arencibia Rodriguez  ½-½241985Havana-BD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
8. J L Vilela vs W Arencibia Rodriguez  1-0321985Havana-BD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
9. W Arencibia Rodriguez vs Dlugy  0-1541985Havana-BB58 Sicilian
10. W Arencibia Rodriguez vs S Garcia Martinez  ½-½101985Havana-BB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
11. L Ortega vs W Arencibia Rodriguez  1-0291985Havana-BA14 English
12. R Hernandez Onna vs W Arencibia Rodriguez  ½-½1151985Havana-BD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
13. W Arencibia Rodriguez vs V Zaltsman  0-1391985Havana IIA13 English
14. A Vaisser vs W Arencibia Rodriguez  1-0411985Havana-BD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
15. W Arencibia Rodriguez vs R B Saunders  ½-½181986World Junior ChampionshipA57 Benko Gambit
16. C Lamoureux vs W Arencibia Rodriguez  0-1261986World Junior ChampionshipD91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5
17. W Arencibia Rodriguez vs S Agdestein  1-0401986World Junior ChampionshipE25 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
18. F Hellers vs W Arencibia Rodriguez  1-0291986World Junior ChampionshipC18 French, Winawer
19. W Arencibia Rodriguez vs T Thorhallsson  ½-½611986World Junior ChampionshipD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. M Schlosser vs W Arencibia Rodriguez  0-1261986World Junior ChampionshipC05 French, Tarrasch
21. W Arencibia Rodriguez vs D Barua  ½-½351986World Junior ChampionshipD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
22. P Staniszewski vs W Arencibia Rodriguez  0-1491986World Junior ChampionshipD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
23. W Arencibia Rodriguez vs Anand ½-½541986World Junior ChampionshipD29 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
24. E Rojas vs W Arencibia Rodriguez  ½-½531986World Junior ChampionshipA84 Dutch
25. W Arencibia Rodriguez vs J Howell  1-0611986World Junior ChampionshipE77 King's Indian
 page 1 of 27; games 1-25 of 665  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-12-04  Bitzovich: Wow, one of the few GMs i got to meet becomes player of the day. Actually, i got one of my games annotated by him (for quite a bit of money).. i just remember the way i couldn't understand a word of what he was saying :) (he has this really strong accent)
Jul-21-06  rustamrocks: Happy birthday Walter. Nice way to celebrate (by beating Evgeny Bareev)!
Jul-21-06  BIDMONFA: Walter Arencibia


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Aug-03-07  MindCtrol9: Everybody liked him at the Pupo's Academy,in Holguin,Cuba.I used to play there when he was a child.Walter.I am Octavio Salazar.Im very proud of you,my friend.I do hope to shake your hand next year as well as other good players like Adelkis Remon,Pupo the teacher and many others.Congratulations!!!
Jul-21-10  wordfunph: Cuban GM sporting a 2491 elo and a peak of 2573..

happy birthday Walter!

Jul-21-10  nanobrain: Hey, when's the birthday of my other favorite player, IM Ciprian-Costica Nanu?
Premium Chessgames Member
  Stonehenge: Happy Birthday :)
Jul-21-12  LoveThatJoker: Happy Birthday, GM Arencibia!


Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Happy 47th birthday to GM Walter Arencibia.
Jul-01-17  Al2009: Last (July 2017) fide rating of GM Walter Rodríguez Arencibia is NOT 2201, as wrongly indicated here. 2201 is the last fide rating of the younger GONZALES Walter Arencibia, who was born in 1988. Last fide rating of GM Arencibia (born in 1967) is 2506. You confused the 2 Arencibia...
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  Stonehenge: Thanks, I have entered the right FIDE player card for him. It may take a while but the rating will be corrected automatically.

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