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Bernal Gonzalez Acosta

Number of games in database: 168
Years covered: 1978 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2460 (2429 rapid, 2447 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2502
Overall record: +69 -40 =59 (58.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (14) 
    B23 B25 B46 B40 B30
 Bird's Opening (14) 
    A02 A03
 Queen's Pawn Game (7) 
    E00 A41 A45 A50
 Scotch Game (6) 
 Slav (6) 
    D12 D14 D13 D15 D11
 Catalan (4) 
    E06 E07 E08
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (28) 
    B32 B31 B39 B22 B78
 Slav (16) 
    D12 D10 D14 D17 D18
 Sicilian Dragon (7) 
    B39 B78 B77 B71
 English (6) 
    A11 A10 A14
 Queen's Pawn Game (6) 
    D00 D02 A46 A41
 Caro-Kann (6) 
    B17 B14 B12
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   S Irwanto vs B Gonzalez, 2008 1/2-1/2
   P I Acosta vs B Gonzalez, 2014 0-1
   B Gonzalez vs C Vittorino, 2007 1-0
   B Gonzalez vs E Berg, 2008 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Costa Rican Championship (2001)
   Panama Open (2013)
   San Salvador Open (2003)
   American Continental (2014)
   Calvia Olympiad (2004)
   Dresden Olympiad (2008)
   Turin Olympiad (2006)
   Tromso Olympiad (2014)
   Khanty-Mansiysk Olympiad (2010)
   Istanbul Olympiad (2012)
   Baku Olympiad (2016)
   Batumi Olympiad (2018)

   🏆 Batumi Olympiad
   Z Almasi vs B Gonzalez (Oct-05-18) 1-0
   B Gonzalez vs O A Leon Archibaldo (Oct-04-18) 1-0
   M Boudriga vs B Gonzalez (Oct-03-18) 0-1
   D 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, 50 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

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 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 168  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. B Gonzalez vs L Bronstein  ½-½421978Tramandai ztB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
2. B Gonzalez vs C Braga  ½-½111978Tramandai ztB72 Sicilian, Dragon
3. C Silva Sanchez vs B Gonzalez  ½-½421978Tramandai ZonalB91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
4. B Gonzalez vs A Fernandez  1-0381990Novi Sad OlympiadA02 Bird's Opening
5. A Rodriguez Cespedes vs B Gonzalez 1-0441993Capablanca mem-BB39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
6. B Gonzalez vs B Lugo  0-1151994Capablanca mem-CA03 Bird's Opening
7. G Hernandez Guerrero vs B Gonzalez  ½-½231999Torre mem opB32 Sicilian
8. B Gonzalez vs W Arencibia Rodriguez  ½-½431999Torre mem opA02 Bird's Opening
9. Adams vs B Gonzalez 1-0482000Istanbul OlympiadB32 Sicilian
10. Andersson vs B Gonzalez  ½-½592000Istanbul OlympiadA04 Reti Opening
11. A David vs B Gonzalez  ½-½492000Istanbul OlympiadB32 Sicilian
12. A Kovacevic vs B Gonzalez  1-0292000Mallorca opB32 Sicilian
13. B Gonzalez vs Psakhis  0-1502001Linares Anibal op 8thB23 Sicilian, Closed
14. L Bruzon Batista vs B Gonzalez  1-0322001UbedaB39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
15. B Gonzalez vs F Hernandez Basante  1-0382001Costa Rican ChampionshipA03 Bird's Opening
16. L Valdes vs B Gonzalez  1-0592001Costa Rican ChampionshipA39 English, Symmetrical, Main line with d4
17. B Gonzalez vs A Murillo  ½-½152001Costa Rican ChampionshipA03 Bird's Opening
18. C Granados vs B Gonzalez  0-1392001Costa Rican ChampionshipB22 Sicilian, Alapin
19. B Gonzalez vs J C Sanchez Jimenez  1-0422001Costa Rican ChampionshipA03 Bird's Opening
20. B Gonzalez vs M Arias Santana 1-0792001Costa Rican ChampionshipB03 Alekhine's Defense
21. J Vaglio Munoz vs B Gonzalez  0-1452001Costa Rican ChampionshipA10 English
22. W Charpentier Morales vs B Gonzalez  ½-½272001Costa Rican ChampionshipA80 Dutch
23. B Gonzalez vs C Minero Pineda  1-0232001Costa Rican ChampionshipB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
24. B Gonzalez vs C A Alfaro Murillo  1-0402001Costa Rican ChampionshipB25 Sicilian, Closed
25. A Ramirez Alvarez vs B Gonzalez  0-1222001Costa Rican ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
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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


Dec-10-14  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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