Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

Manuel Leon Hoyos
Number of games in database: 343
Years covered: 2001 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2491 (2527 rapid, 2540 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2603

Overall record: +96 -85 =90 (52.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 72 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (51) 
    B42 B32 B90 B25 B56
 English (12) 
    A13 A15 A11 A14 A12
 King's Indian Attack (12) 
 Ruy Lopez (12) 
    C67 C78 C73 C98 C90
 French Defense (9) 
    C00 C05 C07 C03 C04
 English, 1 c4 e5 (9) 
    A20 A25 A28
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (69) 
    B27 B32 B22 B23 B62
 Modern Benoni (24) 
    A58 A57 A59 A70 A67
 Queen's Pawn Game (19) 
    A41 E10 A46 A40 A45
 Benko Gambit (15) 
    A58 A57 A59
 English, 1 c4 c5 (13) 
    A37 A31 A30 A36 A34
 King's Indian (9) 
    E60 E71 E91 E90 E92
Repertoire Explorer

NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   M Leon Hoyos vs Jobava, 2010 1-0
   M Leon Hoyos vs M Pacher, 2008 1-0
   A Arribas Lopez vs M Leon Hoyos, 2016 0-1
   Landa vs M Leon Hoyos, 2008 0-1
   M Leon Hoyos vs Bruzon Batista, 2007 1-0
   M Leon Hoyos vs P Potapov, 2008 1-0
   M Leon Hoyos vs D Howell, 2001 1-0
   Vera Gonzalez-Quevedo vs M Leon Hoyos, 2011 0-1
   M Leon Hoyos vs R Pogorelov, 2011 1-0
   E Chang vs M Leon Hoyos, 2012 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Reggio Emilia (2008)
   Istanbul Olympiad (2012)
   FSGM August (2006)
   Corus Group C (2009)
   27th Cappelle-la-Grande (2011)
   World Junior Championship (2008)
   48th World Junior Championship (2009)
   Torneo Continental Americano (2003)
   Khanty-Mansiysk Olympiad (2010)
   American Continental Championship (2005)
   Gibraltar Masters (2008)
   Reykjavik Open (2009)
   Cappelle la Grande (2009)
   41st Annual World Open (2013)
   Tromso Olympiad (2014)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   2012 Spice fall swiss by gauer

   🏆 SPICE Cup Open
   V Durarbayli vs M Leon Hoyos (Oct-26-17) 1-0
   E Cordova vs M Leon Hoyos (Oct-25-17) 1-0
   M Leon Hoyos vs Aaron Grabinsky (Oct-25-17) 1-0
   M Leon Hoyos vs Y Quesada Perez (Oct-23-17) 0-1
   M Leon Hoyos vs Shimanov (Oct-22-17) 1-0

Search Sacrifice Explorer for Manuel Leon Hoyos
Search Google for Manuel Leon Hoyos
FIDE player card for Manuel Leon Hoyos

(born Feb-10-1989, 32 years old) Mexico

[what is this?]

Grandmaster (2008) and one of Mexico's top players. Second in the Arctic Chess Challenge 2010. Qualifying through Zonal 2.3 for the World Cup (2011), GM Leon Hoyos lost in the first round to Spanish super-GM Alexey Shirov. Mexican Champion in 2010.


Wikipedia article: Manuel León Hoyos

Last updated: 2017-07-24 14:56:34

 page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 343  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. E Krivoborodov vs M Leon Hoyos  ½-½482001World Championship U12B22 Sicilian, Alapin
2. T Coleman vs M Leon Hoyos  0-1272001World Championship U12A42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
3. M Leon Hoyos vs D Howell  1-0312001World Championship U12C56 Two Knights
4. M Leon Hoyos vs Vachier-Lagrave  0-1412001World Championship U12B76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
5. E Pileckis vs M Leon Hoyos  0-1332001World Championship U12B21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
6. M Leon Hoyos vs Nepomniachtchi ½-½442001World Championship U12C05 French, Tarrasch
7. R Jumabayev vs M Leon Hoyos  ½-½362001World Championship U12B27 Sicilian
8. G Rohit vs M Leon Hoyos  0-1322001World Championship U12A01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
9. M Leon Hoyos vs E Bonnet 0-1402001World Championship U12B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
10. S Bercys vs M Leon Hoyos  1-0512002Wch U14A59 Benko Gambit
11. M Leon Hoyos vs Milov  0-1562002Carlos Torre Memorial OpenB56 Sicilian
12. Y Hernandez Guerrero vs M Leon Hoyos  0-1512002Carlos Torre Memorial OpenB27 Sicilian
13. G Soppe vs M Leon Hoyos  1-0532002Carlos Torre Memorial OpenA46 Queen's Pawn Game
14. Lobron vs M Leon Hoyos  ½-½232002Carlos Torre Memorial OpenA04 Reti Opening
15. M Leon Hoyos vs Gulko  0-1472002Carlos Torre Memorial OpenB56 Sicilian
16. M Leon Hoyos vs R E Espinosa Flores  ½-½432002Carlos Torre Memorial OpenB33 Sicilian
17. A Rodriguez Vila vs M Leon Hoyos  1-0272003Torneo Continental AmericanoB27 Sicilian
18. M Leon Hoyos vs A Zapata  0-1292003Torneo Continental AmericanoB42 Sicilian, Kan
19. H Walsh vs M Leon Hoyos  1-0482003Torneo Continental AmericanoB23 Sicilian, Closed
20. M Leon Hoyos vs F Bentancor  1-0252003Torneo Continental AmericanoB56 Sicilian
21. A Escobedo Tinajero vs M Leon Hoyos  ½-½792003Torneo Continental AmericanoA58 Benko Gambit
22. M Leon Hoyos vs A Needleman  ½-½562003Torneo Continental AmericanoB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
23. A De Dovitiis vs M Leon Hoyos  1-0472003Torneo Continental AmericanoB27 Sicilian
24. M Leon Hoyos vs I J Vera  1-0722003Torneo Continental AmericanoB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
25. L Perez Rodriguez vs M Leon Hoyos  1-0252003Carlos Torre Memorial OpenB06 Robatsch
 page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 343  PGN Download
  REFINE SEARCH:   White wins (1-0) | Black wins (0-1) | Draws (1/2-1/2) | Leon Hoyos wins | Leon Hoyos loses  

Kibitzer's Corner
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 2 OF 2 ·  Later Kibitzing>
Aug-21-07  Manuel Garcia: Manuel León Hoyos is a GM now. he have had apparently learnt something from his games against such a strong opposition.
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: <Manuel Garcia> Yep!
Sep-18-07  Manuel Garcia: He is quite active in Europe. He and others of his generation, like Ibarra Chamín and Uriel Capó.
May-10-08  brankat: If one is serious about his/her chess career, then Europe is still the place where one needs to be.
Jul-10-08  Yeomans: Manuel Leon Hoyos tiene un rating de 2543 y es el actual # 3 de Mexico, bien por Manuel!!
Sep-02-08  Xenon Oxide: This is the second of Ivanchuk for Bilbao Grand Slam. Manuel is grossly underrated and an expert at openings. Good choice :)
Oct-13-08  sergeidave: Manuel was Ivanchuk's second?? That's pretty cool!! Go Manuel!! Vamos, México!!
Dec-04-08  sergeidave: Good luck on Wijk aan Zee 2009 in January, Manuel!!
Jan-06-09  cuendillar: Thus you could truthfully claim that he was "second only to Ivanchuk".
Jan-24-09  yxcvbnm: good to know that there are still gms out there with a drawing-percentage <30%
Premium Chessgames Member
  technical draw: Manuel Leon Hoyos, the fighting Mexican! With one game to go in group C he has NO draws. That's called macho chess!
Feb-01-09  mindanalyzer: <Xenon Oxide: This is the second of Ivanchuk for Bilbao Grand Slam. Manuel is grossly underrated and an expert at openings. Good choice :)>

that explains Ivanchuk's results at corus A

Feb-02-09  Hector Maluy: No it doesn't. You are just trying to justify Ivanchuk's results.
Feb-03-09  AliMatok: < Overall record: +58 -83 =52 (43.5%)* > his record is very very very poor, guys stop telling us that he is a great player. he is great in mexico maybe but not in the world. sorry guys that's the truth.
Jul-29-09  midi900: The record on is based on an incomplete record. For instance if you take the rated games he has played since 2007 he has a 70% score with white and 56% with black. Of course he is still very far from the absolute top, but he is improving.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: Bio:

2nd in Arctic Chess Challenge 31 July - 8 August 2010:

Premium Chessgames Member
  juan31: Lo Mejor para usted Maestro, en Noruega 2010
Premium Chessgames Member
  juan31: Buen gane con negras el 21 de septiembre ( 2010) en la olimpiada felicidades
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Happy Birthday to one of the greatest Spanish chess players!
Premium Chessgames Member
  juan31: penguincw: El Maestro Manuel Leon Hoyos habla español, pero es mexicano.
Aug-12-12  freeman8201: I just seen this game draw to at the US Open today.
Feb-10-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Manuel Leon Hoyos.
Apr-21-21  Caissanist: Leon seems to have joined the long list of GMs who decide to make a career in finance. He is now a research associate in the Yale Program on Financial Stability, and a pre-doctoral student there: .
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: 'Financial Stability', is it?

For all its excellence at the board, being a 2600 GM does but little in that direction irl.

Apr-22-21  Caissanist: As Maurice Ashley once said, "chess can take you far, just not in chess".
search thread:   
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 2 OF 2 ·  Later Kibitzing>

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.

NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific player only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

Spot an error? Please suggest your correction and help us eliminate database mistakes!
Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2021, Chessgames Services LLC