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Bernal Gonzalez Acosta
Number of games in database: 142
Years covered: 1978 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2460 (2429 rapid, 2447 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2502

Overall record: +59 -32 =51 (59.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (11) 
    B23 B25 B30 B40 B27
 Bird's Opening (11) 
    A02 A03
 Scotch Game (6) 
 Slav (5) 
    D12 D15 D13 D14
 Queen's Pawn Game (4) 
    A50 A41 E00 A45
 Alekhine's Defense (4) 
    B04 B03 B05
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (21) 
    B32 B31 B39 B22 B50
 Slav (16) 
    D10 D12 D18 D14 D17
 English (6) 
    A11 A14 A10
 Reti System (5) 
    A04 A06
 Queen's Pawn Game (5) 
    D00 A41 D02 A46
 Caro-Kann (4) 
    B17 B12 B14
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   P I Acosta vs B Gonzalez, 2014 0-1
   S Irwanto vs B Gonzalez, 2008 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   37th Chess Olympiad (2006)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   Olympiad (2008)
   Chess Olympiad (2012)
   Chess Olympiad (2010)
   Chess Olympiad (2016)
   Chess Olympiad (2014)
   Chess Olympiad (2018)

   🏆 Chess Olympiad
   Z Almasi vs B Gonzalez (Oct-05-18) 1-0
   B Gonzalez vs Orlando Leon (Oct-04-18) 1-0
   M Boudriga vs B Gonzalez (Oct-03-18) 0-1
   Daniel Anwuli vs B Gonzalez (Oct-02-18) 0-1
   Victor Ngani vs B Gonzalez (Oct-01-18) 0-1

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(born Jun-10-1973, 47 years old) Costa Rica

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International Master (1993); Grandmaster (2014); FIDE Trainer (2005). Costa Rican Champion in 1990, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2016. (1)

Gonzalez won his 1st GM norm at the 4th Iberoamerican FP and Phase Tournament Final in April 2012 in Quito in Ecuador. His 2nd came at the International Battle Tournament 2014, played in Costa Rica in Jan-Feb 2014. He won his 3rd GM norm at the Iberoamerican Absolute championship of 2014 held in Linares, Spain in July 2014.

His final criterion for winning the GM title was met when his live rating reached 2500 on 6 December 2014 upon winning his round 8 game against Jonathan Carvajal Gorgona at the Goicoechea City Tournament 2014 in Guadelupe in Costa Rica. His official rating topped 2500 in the January 2015 rating list.

(1) Wikipedia article: Costa Rican Chess Championship

Last updated: 2018-05-22 06:21:33

 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 142  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. C Silva Sanchez vs B Gonzalez  ½-½421978Tramandai ZonalB91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
2. B Gonzalez vs W Arencibia Rodriguez  ½-½431999Torre mem opA02 Bird's Opening
3. Adams vs B Gonzalez 1-048200034th OlympiadB32 Sicilian
4. Ulf Andersson vs B Gonzalez  ½-½59200034th OlympiadA04 Reti Opening
5. A Kovacevic vs B Gonzalez  1-0292000Mallorca opB32 Sicilian
6. L Bruzon Batista vs B Gonzalez  1-0322001UbedaB39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
7. B Gonzalez vs F Hernandez Basante  1-0382001ch-CRCA03 Bird's Opening
8. L Valdes vs B Gonzalez  1-0592001ch-CRCA39 English, Symmetrical, Main line with d4
9. B Gonzalez vs A Murillo  ½-½152001ch-CRCA03 Bird's Opening
10. C Granados vs B Gonzalez  0-1392001ch-CRCB22 Sicilian, Alapin
11. B Gonzalez vs J C Sanchez Jimenez  1-0422001ch-CRCA03 Bird's Opening
12. B Gonzalez vs M Arias Santana 1-0792001ch-CRCB03 Alekhine's Defense
13. J Vaglio vs B Gonzalez  0-1452001ch-CRCA10 English
14. W Charpentier Morales vs B Gonzalez  ½-½272001ch-CRCA80 Dutch
15. B Gonzalez vs C Minero Pineda  1-0232001ch-CRCB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
16. B Gonzalez vs C A Alfaro Murillo  1-0402001ch-CRCB25 Sicilian, Closed
17. A Ramirez Alvarez vs B Gonzalez  0-1222001ch-CRCA04 Reti Opening
18. B Gonzalez vs S Bermudez Vives  1-0522001ch-CRCD07 Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense
19. S Minero Pineda vs B Gonzalez  ½-½222001ch-CRCA38 English, Symmetrical
20. B Gonzalez vs M Arias Santana  ½-½472003LXVII ch-CRCB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
21. B Gonzalez vs W Charpentier Morales  1-0322004ch-CRCB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
22. N Zilberman vs B Gonzalez  ½-½35200436th OlympiadA80 Dutch
23. B Gonzalez vs Sasikiran  0-134200436th OlympiadB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
24. C Davila vs B Gonzalez  1-031200436th OlympiadB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
25. B Gonzalez vs M Bakalarz  0-146200436th OlympiadB23 Sicilian, Closed
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  Tabanus: IM Bernal Manuel Gonzalez Acosta, Costa Rica, born 10 June 1973. Unrated,

IM in 1993. FIDE Trainer 2005. ICC: ElProfesor

Costa Rican champion 1990, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2006, and 2008.

Played in the olympiads 1990 (board 1), 1994 (bd. 3), 2000 (bd. 1), 2004 (bd. 2), 2006 (bd. 1), and 2008 (bd. 2).

Placed 2nd in Central American Ch 2007, 1st in Arnoldo Tenorio Memorial (Nicaragua) 2007, 1st in Arnoldo Tenorio Memorial 2008, 1st in Copa Metropolitana (Costa Rica) May 2009, 3rd in Costa Rican Ch Nov. 2009, 3rd in San Salvador Open 10-14 Dec. 2009,

1st in Joaquin Hurtado Memorial (Nicaragua) 26-30 Dec. 2009:

Biography: (in Polish)

Pictures: (video, champion 2008)

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  Tabanus: Champion of Costa Rica also in 2010:

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  Tabanus: Winner of Torneo SubZonal Absoluto 2.3 Honduras 21-26 August 2010:

May-10-13  BIDMONFA: Bernal Gonzalez


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  wordfunph: 14-time Costa Rica Champion and finally a GM, congrats!

Jan-04-15  twinlark: Indeed. Mighty sweet to finally bring it home at his age.
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  GrahamClayton: <wordfunph>14-time Costa Rica Champion and finally a GM, congrats!

Does Acosta hold the record for the most national championships won before becoming a GM? Has anyone won 15 or more national championships without becoming a GM?

May-22-18  ChessHigherCat: He did it just to make me revise my profile page!

<GrahamClayton> Over half of the countries in the world don't have a GM ( , so there are probably lots of cases where the same expat or local pundit wins the national tournament every year.

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