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Bernal Gonzalez Acosta
  
Number of games in database: 143
Years covered: 1978 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2460 (2429 rapid, 2447 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2502

Overall record: +59 -32 =52 (59.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Bird's Opening (11) 
    A02 A03
 Sicilian (11) 
    B23 B25 B27 B40 B24
 Scotch Game (6) 
    C45
 Slav (5) 
    D12 D14 D15 D13
 Queen's Pawn Game (4) 
    A41 E00 A45 A50
 Alekhine's Defense (4) 
    B04 B05 B03
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (22) 
    B32 B31 B39 B22 B91
 Slav (16) 
    D12 D10 D14 D17 D18
 English (6) 
    A11 A10 A14
 Queen's Pawn Game (5) 
    D00 A41 A46 D02
 Reti System (5) 
    A04 A06
 Caro-Kann (4) 
    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

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Khanty-Mansiysk Olympiad (2010)
   Calvia Olympiad (2004)
   Turin Olympiad (2006)
   Istanbul Olympiad (2012)
   Baku Olympiad (2016)
   Dresden Olympiad (2008)
   Tromso Olympiad (2014)
   Batumi Olympiad (2018)

RECENT GAMES:
   🏆 Batumi 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
   D Anwuli vs B Gonzalez (Oct-02-18) 0-1
   Victor Ngani vs B Gonzalez (Oct-01-18) 0-1

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BERNAL GONZALEZ ACOSTA
(born Jun-10-1973, 49 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 150  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. C Silva Sanchez vs B Gonzalez  ½-½421978Tramandai ZonalB91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
2. A Rodriguez Cespedes vs B Gonzalez 1-0441993Capablanca mem-BB39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
3. B Gonzalez vs B Lugo  0-1151994Capablanca mem-CA03 Bird's Opening
4. Hernandez Guerrero vs B Gonzalez  ½-½231999Torre mem opB32 Sicilian
5. B Gonzalez vs Arencibia Rodriguez  ½-½431999Torre mem opA02 Bird's Opening
6. Adams vs B Gonzalez 1-0482000Istanbul OlympiadB32 Sicilian
7. Andersson vs B Gonzalez  ½-½592000Istanbul OlympiadA04 Reti Opening
8. A David vs B Gonzalez  ½-½492000Istanbul OlympiadB32 Sicilian
9. A Kovacevic vs B Gonzalez  1-0292000Mallorca opB32 Sicilian
10. B Gonzalez vs Psakhis  0-1502001Linares Anibal op 8thB23 Sicilian, Closed
11. Bruzon Batista vs B Gonzalez  1-0322001UbedaB39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
12. B Gonzalez vs F Hernandez Basante  1-0382001Costa Rican ChampionshipA03 Bird's Opening
13. L Valdes vs B Gonzalez  1-0592001Costa Rican ChampionshipA39 English, Symmetrical, Main line with d4
14. B Gonzalez vs A Murillo  ½-½152001Costa Rican ChampionshipA03 Bird's Opening
15. C Granados vs B Gonzalez  0-1392001Costa Rican ChampionshipB22 Sicilian, Alapin
16. B Gonzalez vs J C Sanchez Jimenez  1-0422001Costa Rican ChampionshipA03 Bird's Opening
17. B Gonzalez vs M Arias Santana 1-0792001Costa Rican ChampionshipB03 Alekhine's Defense
18. J Vaglio Munoz vs B Gonzalez  0-1452001Costa Rican ChampionshipA10 English
19. W Charpentier Morales vs B Gonzalez  ½-½272001Costa Rican ChampionshipA80 Dutch
20. B Gonzalez vs C Minero Pineda  1-0232001Costa Rican ChampionshipB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
21. B Gonzalez vs C A Alfaro Murillo  1-0402001Costa Rican ChampionshipB25 Sicilian, Closed
22. A Ramirez Alvarez vs B Gonzalez  0-1222001Costa Rican ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
23. B Gonzalez vs S Bermudez Vives  1-0522001Costa Rican ChampionshipD07 Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense
24. S Minero Pineda vs B Gonzalez  ½-½222001Costa Rican ChampionshipA38 English, Symmetrical
25. B Gonzalez vs M Arias Santana  ½-½472003LXVII ch-CRCB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 150  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-03-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: IM Bernal Manuel Gonzalez Acosta, Costa Rica, born 10 June 1973. Unrated, http://ratings.fide.com/card.phtml?...

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: http://www.chess-results.com/tnr287...

Biography:
http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernal... (in Polish)

Pictures:
http://www.ajedrez.co.cr/torneo/200... http://usuarios.lycos.es/fenag/imag...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ETI... (video, champion 2008)

Aug-16-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: Champion of Costa Rica also in 2010:

http://www.chess-results.com/tnr370... http://pasionajedrez.blogspot.com/2...

Aug-26-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: Winner of Torneo SubZonal Absoluto 2.3 Honduras 21-26 August 2010:

http://www.chess-results.com/tnr373...

May-10-13  BIDMONFA: Bernal Gonzalez

GONZALEZ, Bernal M.
http://www.bidmonfa.com/gonzalez_be...
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Dec-10-14  wordfunph: 14-time Costa Rica Champion and finally a GM, congrats!

http://www.fide.com/component/conte...

Jan-04-15  twinlark: Indeed. Mighty sweet to finally bring it home at his age.
May-22-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  GrahamClayton: <wordfunph>14-time Costa Rica Champion and finally a GM, congrats!

<wordfumph>,
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 (https://ratings.fide.com/topfed.phtml) , so there are probably lots of cases where the same expat or local pundit wins the national tournament every year.

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