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Julen Luis Arizmendi Martinez
J Arizmendi Martinez 
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Number of games in database: 309
Years covered: 1990 to 2021
Last FIDE rating: 2499 (2558 rapid, 2509 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2580

Overall record: +106 -72 =124 (55.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 7 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (53) 
    B43 B30 B56 B92 B32
 Ruy Lopez (19) 
    C69 C91 C67 C92 C70
 French Defense (13) 
    C07 C01 C10 C05 C03
 Pirc (12) 
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (8) 
    C91 C92 C97
 Caro-Kann (8) 
    B12 B10 B13 B14
With the Black pieces:
 King's Indian (34) 
    E67 E94 E91 E73 E90
 French Defense (26) 
    C03 C18 C01 C00 C11
 Sicilian (22) 
    B33 B27 B45 B90 B40
 English (11) 
    A10 A15 A12 A13 A14
 Queen's Pawn Game (9) 
    A45 A41 A40 D05 E00
 French Tarrasch (8) 
    C03 C05
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   J Arizmendi Martinez vs Yagupov, 2003 1-0
   Efimenko vs J Arizmendi Martinez, 2006 0-1
   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)
   35th Barbera Open A (2012)
   Reykjavik Open (2000)
   X Anibal Open (2003)
   Dubai Open (2010)
   Spanish League Honour Division (2020)
   Gibraltar Masters (2006)
   Cappelle-la-Grande Open (2014)
   European Championship (2003)
   Calvia Olympiad (2004)
   European Club Cup (2004)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   European Championship (2019)
   Gibraltar Masters (2019)

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

   🏆 TCh-ESP Div Honor
   A Rosell vs J Arizmendi Martinez (Oct-13-21) 1-0
   J Arizmendi Martinez vs H Asis Gargatagli (2020) 1-0
   J Cao Armillas vs J Arizmendi Martinez (2020) 0-1
   J Cuenca Jimenez vs J Arizmendi Martinez (2020) 1/2-1/2
   S Gonzalez De La Torre vs J Arizmendi Martinez (2020) 1-0

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(born Jul-05-1976, 46 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 14; games 1-25 of 335  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. J Arizmendi Martinez vs Z Franco Ocampos  0-1541993Mislata OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
4. R Barbera vs J Arizmendi Martinez  ½-½511993Mislata OpenC00 French Defense
5. J Arizmendi Martinez vs F J Sanchez Guirado  ½-½261993Mislata OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
6. J Arizmendi Martinez vs J Ballester Sanz  1-0361993Mislata OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
7. R Oltra Caurin vs J Arizmendi Martinez  1-0341993Mislata OpenD33 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
8. J Arizmendi Martinez vs C Garcia Fernandez  ½-½181993Mislata OpenC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
9. J Arizmendi Martinez vs A Veingold  0-1491994Mislata op 3thB63 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
10. D Komljenovic vs J Arizmendi Martinez  1-0411995Mislata op 4thA13 English
11. J Arizmendi Martinez vs M Narciso Dublan  1-0551996IbiC21 Center Game
12. J Arizmendi Martinez vs R Gonzalez  1-0251996Mislata op 5thB06 Robatsch
13. R Damaso vs J Arizmendi Martinez  0-1441997Leon opC05 French, Tarrasch
14. C Lutz vs J Arizmendi Martinez  1-0401997Pamplona 1997/98C18 French, Winawer
15. J Arizmendi Martinez vs Bacrot  0-1491997Pamplona 1997/98B58 Sicilian
16. J Magem Badals vs J Arizmendi Martinez  ½-½201997Pamplona 1997/98B01 Scandinavian
17. J Arizmendi Martinez vs P San Segundo Carrillo  ½-½271997Pamplona 1997/98B30 Sicilian
18. Illescas Cordoba vs J Arizmendi Martinez  1-0281998Pamplona 1997/98A21 English
19. A Strikovic vs J Arizmendi Martinez  1-0421998Pamplona 1997/98A12 English with b3
20. J Arizmendi Martinez vs Andersson  0-1391998Pamplona 1997/98B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
21. De la Villa Garcia vs J Arizmendi Martinez  1-0451998Pamplona 1997/98B01 Scandinavian
22. J Arizmendi Martinez vs Granda Zuniga  0-1771998Pamplona 1997/98B30 Sicilian
23. J Arizmendi Martinez vs Shabalov  0-1401998New York OpenB30 Sicilian
24. J Arizmendi Martinez vs Minasian  0-1691998New York OpenB06 Robatsch
25. I Rogers vs J Arizmendi Martinez  ½-½491998New York OpenC19 French, Winawer, Advance
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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.
Jul-05-10  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...
Jul-17-18  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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