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Julen Luis Arizmendi Martinez
J Arizmendi Martinez 
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Number of games in database: 257
Years covered: 1990 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2499 (2558 rapid, 2509 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2580

Overall record: +97 -54 =100 (58.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 6 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (45) 
    B56 B43 B30 B32 B80
 Ruy Lopez (15) 
    C91 C67 C92 C69 C63
 French Defense (9) 
    C07 C01 C13 C05 C11
 Pirc (9) 
 Caro-Kann (8) 
    B12 B10 B14 B13
 Nimzo Indian (8) 
    E44 E30 E53 E48 E21
With the Black pieces:
 King's Indian (32) 
    E67 E94 E91 E90 E73
 French Defense (23) 
    C03 C18 C01 C02 C00
 Sicilian (22) 
    B33 B45 B27 B90 B40
 French Tarrasch (8) 
    C03 C05
 English (8) 
    A10 A15 A12 A14 A13
 Queen's Pawn Game (7) 
    A41 A45 A40 E00 A46
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Efimenko vs J Arizmendi Martinez, 2006 0-1
   J Arizmendi Martinez vs Yagupov, 2003 1-0
   N Mohota vs J Arizmendi Martinez, 2006 0-1
   J Arizmendi Martinez vs C Bauer, 2001 1/2-1/2
   B Jonasson vs J Arizmendi Martinez, 2000 0-1
   J Arizmendi Martinez vs Gelfand, 2006 1/2-1/2
   J Arizmendi Martinez vs Milov, 2001 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Spanish Championship (2013)
   Spanish Championship (2002)
   Reykjavik op 19th (2000)
   X Anibal Open (2003)
   35th Barbera Open A (2012)
   Dubai Open (2010)
   Gibraltar Masters (2006)
   Cappelle-la-Grande (2014)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   European Championship (2003)
   European Club Cup (2004)
   Calvia Olympiad (2004)
   European Championship (2019)
   European Championship (2013)
   Gibraltar Masters (2019)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   2001 Capablanca memorial (premier - II) by gauer

   🏆 European Championship
   J Arizmendi Martinez vs M Antipov (Mar-28-19) 0-1
   A Protopopova vs J Arizmendi Martinez (Mar-27-19) 0-1
   J Arizmendi Martinez vs T Kaasen (Mar-26-19) 1-0
   Eljanov vs J Arizmendi Martinez (Mar-25-19) 1-0
   J Arizmendi Martinez vs M Parligras (Mar-24-19) 1/2-1/2

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(born Jul-05-1976, 45 years old) United States of America (federation/nationality Spain)

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Grandmaster (2004). He was Spanish champion in 2012.

Wikipedia article: Julen Luis Arizmendi Martínez

Last updated: 2020-07-05 10:41:42

 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 257  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Wojtkiewicz vs J Arizmendi Martinez  1-0301990Valencia opD74 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O
2. J Arizmendi Martinez vs Shaked 0-1231992USA Cadet chB33 Sicilian
3. R M D P de Almeida vs J Arizmendi Martinez  0-1441997Leon opC05 French, Tarrasch
4. J Arizmendi Martinez vs Andersson  0-1391998Pamplona 9798B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
5. J Arizmendi Martinez vs Pelletier  0-1291999Mermaid Beach ClubB87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
6. Chandler vs J Arizmendi Martinez  1-0311999Mermaid Beach ClubA90 Dutch
7. Bacrot vs J Arizmendi Martinez  ½-½101999Mermaid Beach ClubE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
8. J Arizmendi Martinez vs J Ragnarsson  1-0372000Reykjavik OpenB12 Caro-Kann Defense
9. Agrest vs J Arizmendi Martinez ½-½232000Reykjavik OpenE71 King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3)
10. J Arizmendi Martinez vs I Sokolov 0-1362000Reykjavik OpenC34 King's Gambit Accepted
11. M Schulz vs J Arizmendi Martinez  0-1592000Reykjavik OpenC00 French Defense
12. J Arizmendi Martinez vs Jonkman  ½-½562000Reykjavik OpenC30 King's Gambit Declined
13. B Jonasson vs J Arizmendi Martinez  0-1442000Reykjavik OpenB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
14. J Arizmendi Martinez vs Grischuk 0-1122000Reykjavik OpenC39 King's Gambit Accepted
15. S Kristjansson vs J Arizmendi Martinez  0-1422000Reykjavik OpenB33 Sicilian
16. T Hillarp Persson vs J Arizmendi Martinez  0-1422000Reykjavik OpenE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
17. K Visweswaran vs J Arizmendi Martinez  0-1202001UbedaB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
18. O Almeida Quintana vs J Arizmendi Martinez  1-0532001XXXVI Capablanca Mem Premier IIE90 King's Indian
19. De la Paz Perdomo vs J Arizmendi Martinez  ½-½342001XXXVI Capablanca Mem Premier IIB40 Sicilian
20. J Arizmendi Martinez vs Bellon Lopez  1-0302001XXXVI Capablanca Mem Premier IIB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
21. I Herrera vs J Arizmendi Martinez  ½-½412001XXXVI Capablanca Mem Premier IIB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
22. J Arizmendi Martinez vs F M Gomez Fontal  1-0352001XXXVI Capablanca Mem Premier IIC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
23. D O Acosta vs J Arizmendi Martinez  0-1292001XXXVI Capablanca Mem Premier IIB22 Sicilian, Alapin
24. J Arizmendi Martinez vs A H Wohl  1-0412001XXXVI Capablanca Mem Premier IIB01 Scandinavian
25. Y Gonzalez Vidal vs J Arizmendi Martinez  ½-½402001XXXVI Capablanca Mem Premier IIB40 Sicilian
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-13-04  siggemannen: I wonder how chessgames pick the Player Of The Day
Jul-30-04  Carballo: Well, for one thing, they've proved prophetic this time. Julen Arizmendi has now become the first Valencian GM. And rightly so: Congratulations!!!
Jul-30-04  meloncio: <Carballo> Valencian? I thought he was Basque because has a typical name.

Y por cierto, ¿qué tal por Glasgow? :-D

Jul-30-04  Carballo: <meloncio> As a matter of fact, he was born in the United States, of Basque (hence his name) and Cuban descent. But he hails from Valencia. Some years ago, we were in the same club (but, mind you, not in the same league! ;)

Digamos que estoy en situacion parecida a la de tu famoso compatriota sevillano Saavedra, espanol "exiliado" en Glasgow (lo menciono por tu interes en la historia del ajedrez, de la que yo tambien soy un apasionado)

Jul-30-04  meloncio: <Carballo> No sabía que Saavedra el del famoso mate, fuera sevillano.

Saludos y ya nos veremos por aquí. Next time in English ...

Dec-25-04  Backward Development: he is one of the co-authors of the new book
'mastering the najdorf.'
anyone bought it yet? i sent an order for it, but it's not due to arrive until the 15th of next year. it's gotten favorable reviews from and
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  Benzol: Spoke to Paul Spiller last night and it turns out that Julen is in New Zealand for his Honeymoon.
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  Richard Taylor: I was talking to him about the game Topalov-Svidler in the Najdorf (English attack) in which Topalov sacrificed on f3 and so on - neither of us could reconstruct it in the time - he was very nice fellow and his a talk about a game of Topalov's versus Bacrot was interesting. Very thoughtful and helpful.
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  Benzol: Apparently he pops by and looks at this site every so often (doesn't kibitz though). I enjoyed his lecture and he seems a very personable young man.
Jul-05-06  BIDMONFA: Julen Luis Arizmendi-Martinez


Dec-31-09  waustad: Everything I see sounds like he is Spanish, but it says he was born in the US. Were his parents in the US as diplomats or something? The other way around I would guess that he's military brat, but i don't think the Spanish have bases on what is US Territory this century.
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  Benzol: Pleasing to see this man as player of the day.
Dec-31-09  Shajmaty: <waustad: Everything I see sounds like he is Spanish, but it says he was born in the US.> I believe he was born in Valencia (Spain), but lived some years in the USA.

His favourite tournaments are Biel 2002 (his first GM norm) and San Sebastián (teams, where he draw Gelfand, Mamedyarov and Aronian).

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  Richard Taylor: He didn't have any accent - he sounded like an American. Good lecture he gave.
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  wordfunph: <Backward Development: he is one of the co-authors of the new book 'mastering the najdorf.'>

with Javier Moreno..

happy bithday Julen!

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  Tabanus: Picture:

He was 8th today in Andorra Open 17-25 July 2010:

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  Tabanus: 2nd in the "Villa de Mislata" (Spain) 16-22 August 2010:

Dec-31-12  Kikoman: Player of the Day again :O
Apr-02-15  Conrad93: This guy is an amazing Sicilian player...
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  reti: Honeymoon? Great. I knew him when he was 15 years old in the U.S.
Jul-05-20  ELCABALLO238: Happy Birthday Julen! I played Julen back in 1993 when he was 16 and already a strong Master, at the Marshall Chess Club Championship. I was Black in an exchange French, somehow I found a Knight sacrifice that won that game. Julen got his revenge a few months later in another tournament at the MCC. Again I was Black, this time in an e6 Sicilian and after a long struggle he totally outplayed me in the endgame. He used to come to the MCC accompanied by his tutor, the Cuban master Roberto Rodriguez from New Jersey, USA. Julen is of Spanish-Cuban descent like me. Viva Espana y Cuba Julen!!!

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