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Manuel Leon Hoyos
Number of games in database: 335
Years covered: 2001 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2491 (2527 rapid, 2540 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2603

Overall record: +95 -83 =88 (52.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 69 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (48) 
    B42 B32 B25 B90 B76
 Ruy Lopez (12) 
    C67 C78 C96 C73 C98
 King's Indian Attack (12) 
 English (12) 
    A13 A15 A11 A14 A12
 French Defense (9) 
    C00 C05 C07 C03 C04
 English, 1 c4 e5 (9) 
    A20 A25 A28
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (66) 
    B27 B32 B22 B23 B68
 Modern Benoni (24) 
    A58 A57 A59 A70 A67
 Queen's Pawn Game (18) 
    A41 E10 A40 A46 A45
 Benko Gambit (15) 
    A58 A57 A59
 English, 1 c4 c5 (13) 
    A37 A31 A30 A36 A38
 King's Indian (9) 
    E60 E71 E91 E92 E90
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   M Leon Hoyos vs Jobava, 2010 1-0
   M Leon Hoyos vs M Pacher, 2008 1-0
   Landa vs M Leon Hoyos, 2008 0-1
   M Leon Hoyos vs L Bruzon Batista, 2007 1-0
   M Leon Hoyos vs P Potapov, 2008 1-0
   R Vera vs M Leon Hoyos, 2011 0-1
   M Leon Hoyos vs D Howell, 2001 1-0
   M Leon Hoyos vs R Pogorelov, 2011 1-0
   M Leon Hoyos vs M Bosboom, 2009 1-0
   M Leon Hoyos vs J Gustafsson, 2008 1/2-1/2

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

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 A Shimanov (Oct-22-17) 1-0

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(born Feb-10-1989, 31 years old) Mexico

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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 335  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. E Krivoborodov vs M Leon Hoyos  ½-½482001WYB12B22 Sicilian, Alapin
2. T Coleman vs M Leon Hoyos  0-1272001WYB12A42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
3. M Leon Hoyos vs D Howell  1-0312001WYB12C56 Two Knights
4. M Leon Hoyos vs M Vachier-Lagrave  0-1412001WYB12B76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
5. E Pileckis vs M Leon Hoyos  0-1332001WYB12B21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
6. M Leon Hoyos vs I Nepomniachtchi ½-½442001WYB12C05 French, Tarrasch
7. G Rohit vs M Leon Hoyos  ½-½322001WYB12A01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
8. M Leon Hoyos vs E Bonnet 0-1402001WYB12B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
9. S Bercys vs M Leon Hoyos  1-0512002Wch U14A59 Benko Gambit
10. A Rodriguez Vila vs M Leon Hoyos  1-0272003Torneo Continental AmericanoB27 Sicilian
11. M Leon Hoyos vs A Zapata  0-1292003Torneo Continental AmericanoB42 Sicilian, Kan
12. H Walsh vs M Leon Hoyos  1-0482003Torneo Continental AmericanoB23 Sicilian, Closed
13. M Leon Hoyos vs F Bentancor  1-0252003Torneo Continental AmericanoB56 Sicilian
14. A Escobedo Tinajero vs M Leon Hoyos  ½-½792003Torneo Continental AmericanoA58 Benko Gambit
15. M Leon Hoyos vs A Needleman  ½-½562003Torneo Continental AmericanoB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
16. A De Dovitiis vs M Leon Hoyos  1-0472003Torneo Continental AmericanoB27 Sicilian
17. M Leon Hoyos vs I J Vera  1-0722003Torneo Continental AmericanoB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
18. L Perez Rodriguez vs M Leon Hoyos  1-0252003XVI Carlos Torre MemorialB06 Robatsch
19. M Leon Hoyos vs R Martin del Campo 0-1272003XVI Carlos Torre MemorialB32 Sicilian
20. O Zambrana vs M Leon Hoyos  ½-½422004Moncada Cup 2ndB32 Sicilian
21. M Leon Hoyos vs R Vera  ½-½622004XVII Torre MemorialA07 King's Indian Attack
22. M Leon Hoyos vs G Hernandez Guerrero  ½-½182004XVII Torre MemorialB63 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
23. J Nogueiras vs M Leon Hoyos  ½-½102004XVII Torre MemorialA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
24. R E Espinosa Flores vs M Leon Hoyos  ½-½262004XVII Torre MemorialB01 Scandinavian
25. J Bibiloni vs M Leon Hoyos  0-1622005American Continental ChampionshipA36 English
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Feb-10-06  Bobak Zahmat: <Dark Horse> That is quite a nice performance, certaintly with Black.
Feb-10-06  VishyFan: He was agonizingly close to beating Karjakin, but loosened the grip and settled for a draw.....
Feb-10-06  Bobak Zahmat: Karjakin hasn't the tournament of his life. He should today try to beat Nakamura to stay in the race for the first place.
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.
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  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.
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  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 :)
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  sergeidave: Manuel was Ivanchuk's second?? That's pretty cool!! Go Manuel!! Vamos, México!!
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  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%
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  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.
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  Tabanus: Bio:

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

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  juan31: Lo Mejor para usted Maestro, en Noruega 2010
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  juan31: Buen gane con negras el 21 de septiembre ( 2010) en la olimpiada felicidades
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  Penguincw: Happy Birthday to one of the greatest Spanish chess players!
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  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.
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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Manuel Leon Hoyos.
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