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Yuniesky Quesada Perez
Y Quesada Perez 

Number of games in database: 495
Years covered: 2001 to 2022
Last FIDE rating: 2598 (2622 rapid, 2622 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2655
Overall record: +146 -62 =214 (60.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 73 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (90) 
    B90 B31 B48 B42 B45
 Ruy Lopez (59) 
    C84 C78 C67 C95 C65
 French Defense (42) 
    C11 C18 C10 C16 C01
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (30) 
    C84 C95 C96 C99 C93
 French (28) 
    C11 C10
 Sicilian Najdorf (24) 
    B90 B91 B96
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (71) 
    B90 B46 B48 B22 B92
 Sicilian Taimanov (25) 
    B46 B48 B47 B49
 Queen's Indian (24) 
    E17 E12 E15 E19 E16
 Sicilian Najdorf (24) 
    B90 B92 B97 B93 B98
 Queen's Pawn Game (23) 
    E00 A46 A45 D02 E10
 Nimzo Indian (20) 
    E32 E54 E48 E56 E21
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Y Quesada Perez vs Onischuk, 2008 1-0
   Y Quesada Perez vs A Graf, 2008 1-0
   Y Quesada Perez vs Y Salaun, 2008 1-0
   Gelfand vs Y Quesada Perez, 2003 0-1
   Y Quesada Perez vs T Luther, 2003 1-0
   Y Quesada Perez vs R Reinaldo Castineira, 2001 1-0
   Y Quesada Perez vs D Andreikin, 2013 1-0
   Y Quesada Perez vs L E Valdes, 2001 1-0
   G Dominguez Aguilar vs Y Quesada Perez, 2003 0-1
   Z Almasi vs Y Quesada Perez, 2013 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Carlos Torre Memorial (2003)
   World Team Championship (2015)
   20th Montcada Open (2012)
   9th Philadelphia Open (2015)
   SPICE Cup Open (2022)
   Capablanca Memorial Premier I 36th (2001)
   Bay Area International Open (2019)
   35th Barbera Open A (2012)
   Pan-American Intercollegiate Team Championship (2022)
   American Continental Championship (2005)
   Pro Chess League (2018)
   Dresden Olympiad (2008)
   Turin Olympiad (2006)
   Baku Olympiad (2016)
   Istanbul Olympiad (2012)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   2005 Capablanca memorial (group II) by gauer
   Capablanca Memorial (Elite) 2013 by Tabanus
   2013 Capablanca memorial by gauer

   🏆 SPICE Cup Open
   Y Quesada Perez vs B S Escalante Ramirez (Dec-23-22) 1-0
   Y Quesada Perez vs J Wang (Dec-22-22) 1/2-1/2
   J D Williams vs Y Quesada Perez (Dec-22-22) 0-1
   P Balakrishnan vs Y Quesada Perez (Dec-21-22) 1-0
   E Grinberg vs Y Quesada Perez (Dec-20-22) 0-1

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(born Jul-31-1984, 39 years old) Cuba (federation/nationality United States of America)

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FIDE Master (2000); International Master (2003); Grandmaster (2005); Champion of Cuba (2008 and 2011).

Yuniesky Quesada Perez was born in the Villa Clara Province of Cuba, and is one of Cuba's top players.

In 2011 he shared 1st place with Lazaro Bruzon Batista, Mark Bluvshtein and Giovanni Portilho Vescovi at the American Continental Championship at Toluca, qualifying for the World Cup (2011), but lost in the first round rapid game tiebreaker to compatriot GM Lazaro Bruzon Batista.

He represented Cuba on board 3 at the Chess Olympiad (2012) in Istanbul, scoring 6/10. He placed =1st (2nd on tiebreak behind Varuzhan Eduardovich Akobian) at the 2013 World Open with 6.5/9. Was =1st (2nd on tiebreak) alongside Sandro Mareco at the 2015 American Continental Championship thereby qualifying for the World Cup (2015) where he was eliminated from the event upon his first round loss to Russian GM Ernesto Inarkiev.

Won the 2015 Mercosur Cup with 9/11.

Wikipedia article: Yuniesky Quezada

Last updated: 2019-07-31 09:04:11

 page 1 of 20; games 1-25 of 495  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Gongora vs Y Quesada Perez  1-0532001Capablanca Memorial Premier I 36thB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
2. Y Quesada Perez vs L E Valdes  1-0342001Capablanca Memorial Premier I 36thC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
3. R O Perez Garcia vs Y Quesada Perez 1-0402001Capablanca Memorial Premier I 36thB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
4. Y Quesada Perez vs R Leyva Proenza  1-0362001Capablanca Memorial Premier I 36thA04 Reti Opening
5. S Garcia Martinez vs Y Quesada Perez  ½-½122001Capablanca Memorial Premier I 36thB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
6. Y Quesada Perez vs R Mateo  ½-½122001Capablanca Memorial Premier I 36thA07 King's Indian Attack
7. R Vazquez Igarza vs Y Quesada Perez  1-0282001Capablanca Memorial Premier I 36thB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
8. Y Quesada Perez vs P Pazos Gambarrotti 1-0282001Capablanca Memorial Premier I 36thA07 King's Indian Attack
9. J Borges Mateos vs Y Quesada Perez  1-0382001Capablanca Memorial Premier I 36thE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
10. Z Franco Ocampos vs Y Quesada Perez 1-0872001Capablanca Memorial Premier I 36thA46 Queen's Pawn Game
11. Y Quesada Perez vs P Szekely  ½-½302001Capablanca Memorial Premier I 36thB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
12. H Pecorelli Garcia vs Y Quesada Perez  1-0652001Capablanca Memorial Premier I 36thA25 English
13. Y Quesada Perez vs R Reinaldo Castineira  1-0602001Capablanca Memorial Premier I 36thA07 King's Indian Attack
14. R Baltazar Pineda vs Y Quesada Perez  ½-½502003Carlos Torre Memorial OpenA46 Queen's Pawn Game
15. Y Quesada Perez vs C Ancheyta Tejas  1-0252003Carlos Torre Memorial OpenC99 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin,
16. G Dominguez Aguilar vs Y Quesada Perez 0-1392003Carlos Torre Memorial OpenB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
17. Y Quesada Perez vs F Garmendez Gonzalez  1-0492003Carlos Torre Memorial OpenC11 French
18. Y Quesada Perez vs J C Gonzalez Zamora  ½-½72003Carlos Torre Memorial OpenB56 Sicilian
19. D Aldama Degurnay vs Y Quesada Perez ½-½72003Carlos Torre Memorial OpenE17 Queen's Indian
20. T Luther vs Y Quesada Perez  1-0322003Carlos Torre MemorialB97 Sicilian, Najdorf
21. Y Quesada Perez vs T Luther  1-0462003Carlos Torre MemorialC18 French, Winawer
22. T Luther vs Y Quesada Perez  1-0722003Carlos Torre MemorialB98 Sicilian, Najdorf
23. Y Quesada Perez vs T Luther  1-0452003Carlos Torre MemorialC11 French
24. Y Quesada Perez vs T Luther  1-0352003Carlos Torre MemorialB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
25. Y Quesada Perez vs Nisipeanu  ½-½682003Carlos Torre MemorialB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
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Dec-21-03  CapablancaRules: Where is he from? Mexico?
Dec-21-03  shadowmaster: <CapaBlancaRules <Where is he from? Mexico?>> Yuniesky Quezado is about 23 years old and is from Cuba, the land of Capablanca: Congratulations to him for the victory at the Carlos Torre tourney!
Dec-21-03  CapablancaRules: Yeah! Quezado rules too! Congratulations!
Dec-29-03  shadowmaster: Here's a link to an article on chessbase regarding the Carlos Torre Memorial and Quezada as well as some other tournaments: There seems to be a little discrepancy regarding Quezada's age in the article vs. the info in the Chessbase player DB. Also, the Chessbase DB needs to be updated to show that Quezada has the IM title. If he keeps this up, he'll soon be a GM :-D
Dec-29-03  shr0pshire: Hmmm, 7 move draws? He can be the next Yermolinsky at this rate.

I would love to see Quesada make to be a strong Grandmaster, but we have enough strong grandmasters that draw at 10 moves. I don't think I would like to see one more that draws games that early.

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  technical draw: By looking at his photo I would say he is left-handed. Wasn't Capablanca also left-handed?
Dec-29-03  Kaspablanca: Capablancarules: I always wondered why most Americans think all Latin Americans are from Mexico?. Quezada is a very strong Cuban player, he came to my country and beat all the best chessplayers here. I played him in a simul in my town and he beat me badly, he is very polite and some like a shy person.
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  jaime gallegos: There is a cuban diaspora of chess trainers and players ... many of them are working on Latinamerica, Spain and USA.
Dec-29-03  square dance: <technical draw> what in this photo makes you think quezado is a lefty?
May-25-07  BIDMONFA: Yuniesky Quezada

QUEZADA, Yuniesky

Feb-01-08  Caissanist: Congratulations to Cuba's new national champion!
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  Tabanus: GM Yuniesky Quezada Perez, Cuba, b. 31 July 1984

Cuba's national champion also in 2010:, congratulations!

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  Tabanus: Or maybe not. There is a match play going on:

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  Tabanus: He's 4th,

Winner of the "ITT Abril en Tarija" 24 April - 2 May 2010:

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  Tabanus: Placed 2nd in the Open Ciutat de Balaguer (Spain) 19-27 July 2010:

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  Tabanus: And 2nd in Ciutat de Badalona (Spain) 2-10 August 2010:

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  Troller: He's on a roll in Capablanca Memorial, currently 5/7 in a strong field counting Almasi, Dominguez Perez, Inarkiev, Andreikin and Harikrishna. In rd 7 Almasi as White took on an IQP against Quesada, but there was really no attack, and Quesada methodically conquered the pawn and drove the full point home. Quite impressive.
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  Penguincw: Congrats to Yuniesky Quesada Perez for his performance at the American Continental Championship. He finished with 8.5/11, tied for 1st, but was edged by Sandro Mareco 75.5-73.5 on tiebreaks.
Jun-01-15  Yopo: Montevideo, Uruguay
Yuniesky is the new American Continental Champion. He won the Open with 8.5/11.0 points(sharing the 1st place with Sandro Mareco)

PGN games can dowloaded here.Open and tiebreak= desempates

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  Penguincw: Perez continues to get better! Rated 2647 in June, he gained 5.3 points after 2 rounds of the Mercosur Cup to be at 2652.3, which is top 100, and has since tacked on 2.7 more.
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  perfidious: If Quesada loses rating points in a future event, is the corollary that his skills will have worsened?

Is Naiditsch now an inferior player because he had a poor performance in a recent event?

Oh, the obsession with ratings! Just let them play a little!

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  Penguincw: Uh, congrats to Yuniesky Quesada Perez for winning the Mercosur Cup with 9/11 (+7,-0,=4), which is a full point ahead of 2nd, who finished a full point ahead of 3rd. As one can imagine, Perez didn't face much competition, as there was only one other GM playing.
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  Penguincw: After that tournament ended, Perez had an off day before flying over to play the Capablanca Memorial, Premier Group. So far, not a good start, as he lost to Duda with white in R1 today.
Jun-18-16  Mr. V: So one of his great performances in the Capablanca Memorial 2013 and we have no tournament page for it.
Nov-23-18  sonia91: Quesada Perez won the Winter Chess Classic in St Louis, MO with 7/9, 2 points ahead his closest followers! They were Jeffery Xiong, Krishnan Sasikiran and Hrant Melkumyan:

It was a round-robin tournament with a strong field, all 2600+ rated players.

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