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Luis Bernardo Hoyos Millan
Number of games in database: 24
Years covered: 1985 to 2002
Last FIDE rating: 2112
Overall record: +7 -16 =1 (31.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Mar-06-1961, 59 years old) Colombia

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 page 1 of 1; 24 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. L B Hoyos Millan vs T Rieke  1-0201985Biel opC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
2. E Pernisco vs L B Hoyos Millan  1-0271985Biel opE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
3. L B Hoyos Millan vs G Garcia 0-1181986ColombiaC31 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
4. L B Hoyos Millan vs J Bonin  1-0241987Hartz Inn opB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
5. L B Hoyos Millan vs F Lizarralde  1-0431988BogotaC39 King's Gambit Accepted
6. L B Hoyos Millan vs F Lizarralde  1-0321988BogotaC31 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
7. L B Hoyos Millan vs Tannenbaum  1-0341988BankersC34 King's Gambit Accepted
8. L B Hoyos Millan vs D Meneses  1-0451988BogotaC35 King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham
9. L B Hoyos Millan vs L J Bernal Moro  1-0291988COLB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
10. Ashley vs L B Hoyos Millan  ½-½381989Manhattan CCE69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
11. J Bonin vs L B Hoyos Millan  1-0371989Manhattan CCE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
12. Hector vs L B Hoyos Millan 1-071989MalmoA00 Uncommon Opening
13. Joel Benjamin vs L B Hoyos Millan  1-0551990Somerset (USA)B81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
14. J Bonin vs L B Hoyos Millan  1-0411990Somerset (USA)E94 King's Indian, Orthodox
15. L B Hoyos Millan vs P Moulin  0-1411990PhiladelphiaC30 King's Gambit Declined
16. Kudrin vs L B Hoyos Millan  1-0291991MarylandB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
17. L B Hoyos Millan vs Bisguier  0-1321991New York OpenC30 King's Gambit Declined
18. Igor Ivanov vs L B Hoyos Millan  1-0231992Philadelphia InternationalE73 King's Indian
19. L B Hoyos Millan vs Joel Benjamin  0-1331992Philadelphia InternationalB74 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
20. Shaked vs L B Hoyos Millan  1-0321992National OpenB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
21. L B Hoyos Millan vs Dzindzichashvili  0-1181992Marshall CC InternationalB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
22. L B Hoyos Millan vs D B Gurevich  0-1481993National OpenB89 Sicilian
23. L B Hoyos Millan vs V Milov  0-1562002Carlos Torre Memorial OpenB56 Sicilian
24. G Soppe vs L B Hoyos Millan  1-0532002Carlos Torre Memorial OpenA46 Queen's Pawn Game
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  whiteshark: "Another adjournment memory that always brings a smile to my face is a game that involved a player from Columbia, <Luis Hoyos Millan>. It was at the <Biel Chess Festival> in <1985>. Luis was a master player and had one of the most harrowingly complex adjourned positions that I can remember. The grandmasters Ljubomir Ljubojevic, Ulf Andersson and I were enchanted. Analysis carried on and on for hours. Somehow late at night we all ended up sitting on a park bench in Biel underneath a street lamp arguing on a well-used pocket chess set which plan was best. (The light- and darksquare borders had begun to fade, and it wasn't so easy keeping sight of the central squares.) Luis was overwhelmed by all the helping hands. All our efforts went for naught, however, for the simplest of reasons: the next day, <Luis overslept>."

- Yasser Seirawan

Does anyone have this game?

Nov-07-13  Karpova: <whiteshark>

In 1985, the Interzonal was held at Biel and Millan didn't participate:

Ljubojevic and Andersson did, so why should they help him with adjourned games?

Seirawan may remember one of the details wrongly.

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  Stonehenge: Here two games from Biel (Open?) 1985 from Hoyos:

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  perfidious: <Karpova>: There is an open held at Biel in conjunction with the invitational event (or, as in 1985 and 1993, interzonal).
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  perfidious: <Karpova>: Seirawan's narrative implies that Hoyos was assisted by the three GMs, including himself, and not that they were facing each other.

Here is the page for the Interzonal, which, as you state, does not include Hoyos:

No reason Hoyos should have been in there, as he was no stronger a player than myself at the time and the South American zone has always had plenty of players of international standard.

Nov-07-13  Karpova: <perfidious>

Yes, you are right. Seirawan helped him.

Nov-07-13  Karpova: Here are the pgn files of the two games found by <Stonehenge> and two additional ones, retrieved from but no game seems to fit the description as Millan is obviously busted in the final positions of both games he lost:

[Event "M-Turnier SW"]
[Site "Biel M-Turnier SW"]
[White "Hoyos Millan, LB"]
[Black "Al Othman"]
[Date "1985.?.?"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C10"]

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nd7 5.Nf3 Ngf6 6.Ng3 c5 7.Be2 Be7 8.O-O O-O 9.c4 Qc7 10.Qc2 b6 11.Bd2 Bb7 12.Bc3 Rfd8 13.Rad1 Rac8 14.Rfe1 a6 15. d5 exd5 16.Nf5 Bf8 17.cxd5 Nxd5 18.Ng5 N7f6 19.Rxd5 Bxd5 20.Bxf6 g6 21. Bxa6 Ra8 22.Bb5 Qf4 23.Ne7+ Bxe7 24.Bxe7 Qb4 25.Qe2 Rdb8 26.a3 Qf4 27.h4 Ra7 28.h5 f6 29.Nh3 Qd4 30.Bd6 Rd8 31.Rd1 Qe4 32.Rxd5 Qxe2 33.Bxe2 Rad7 34.Bc4 b5 35.Bxb5 Rxd6 36.Rxc5 Rd1+ 37.Kh2 Rb1 38.b3 Kg7 39.Bc4 f5 40.a4 Kh8 41.hxg6 hxg6 42.Rc6 1-0

[Event "M-Turnier SW"]
[Site "Biel M-Turnier SW"]
[White "Hoyos Millan, LB"]
[Black "Rieke, Theo"]
[Date "1985.?.?"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C63"]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 f5 4.d3 fxe4 5.dxe4 Nf6 6.O-O d6 7.Nc3 Be7 8.Bc4 Bg4 9.Qd3 Bxf3 10.Qxf3 Qd7 11.h3 O-O-O 12.Be3 h6 13.a4 Kb8 14.a5 a6 15.b4 Nd4 16.Qd1 Nxe4 17.Nd5 Nb5 18.Bxb5 axb5 19.a6 b6 20.Qf3 1-0

[Event "M-Turnier SW"]
[Site "Biel M-Turnier SW"]
[White "Wahl"]
[Black "Hoyos Millan, LB"]
[Date "1985.?.?"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B23"]

1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 e6 3.g3 g6 4.Bg2 Bg7 5.d3 Ne7 6.f4 O-O 7.Nf3 d5 8.O-O Nbc6 9.Kh1 Rb8 10.Nh4 Nd4 11.Ne2 b5 12.Nxd4 cxd4 13.e5 Ba6 14.b4 Qc7 15.Bb2 Qb6 16.Qe2 Rfc8 17.Qf2 Nc6 18.a3 Bb7 19.Nf3 a5 20.bxa5 Qxa5 21.Nxd4 Bf8 22.Nb3 Qa4 23.g4 Na5 24.f5 Nxb3 25.fxg6 fxg6 26.cxb3 Qxg4 27.Qf7+ Kh8 28.Rf4 Qg5 29.Qf6+ Qxf6 30.exf6 Rc2 31.Be5 Rbc8 32.f7+ 1-0

[Event "op SW"]
[Site "Biel op SW"]
[White "Pernisco"]
[Black "Hoyos Millan, LB"]
[Date "1985.?.?"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "E95"]

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.c4 Bg7 4.Nc3 O-O 5.e4 d6 6.Be2 Nbd7 7.O-O e5 8.Re1 c6 9.Bf1 Qb6 10.Qb3 Qc7 11.dxe5 dxe5 12.h3 Nc5 13.Qc2 Rd8 14.Be3 Ne6 15.Rad1 Bd7 16.c5 Bf8 17.b4 Nf4 18.Nd2 g5 19.Nc4 g4 20.Bxf4 exf4 21.e5 Nh5 22.Ne4 Be7 23.Ncd6 gxh3 24.Nxf7 Kxf7 25.Ng5+ Bxg5 26.Qxh7+ Ng7 27.Bc4+ 1-0

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  whiteshark: Thanks all for you combined efforts.

From the Biel archives I've found this:

Le Festival biennois profite de l’élan de l’interzonal pour accueillir <un total de 15 tournois et 900 joueurs>, dont <136 dans le seul Open des maîtres>, enlevé par l’Israélien Alon Greenfeld devant un peloton de joueurs renommés, comme les anciens vainqueurs du tournoi des Grands maîtres, Eric Lobron (3e) et Vlastimil Hort (6e)

Open des maîtres: 

1. Alon Greenfeld (ISR) 9 pts, 
2. Dragan Barlov (YUG) 8,5 pts, 
3.Eric Lobron (RFA) 8 pts. 
136 participants

Well, the question regarding <one of the most harrowingly complex adjourned positions that I can remember> remains open. ;)

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