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Manuel Leon Hoyos
M Leon Hoyos 
Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons 
Number of games in database: 369
Years covered: 1998 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2491 (2527 rapid, 2540 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2603

Overall record: +102 -97 =97 (50.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 73 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (55) 
    B32 B42 B25 B90 B23
 English (13) 
    A13 A15 A11 A12 A14
 Ruy Lopez (12) 
    C67 C78 C65 C90 C96
 King's Indian Attack (12) 
 French Defense (12) 
    C00 C03 C05 C07 C04
 Queen's Pawn Game (11) 
    A45 D00
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (72) 
    B27 B32 B22 B23 B68
 Modern Benoni (25) 
    A58 A57 A59 A70 A67
 Queen's Pawn Game (21) 
    A41 E10 A46 A40 A45
 Benko Gambit (16) 
    A58 A57 A59
 English, 1 c4 c5 (13) 
    A37 A31 A36 A30 A38
 King's Indian (10) 
    E60 E90 E92 E70 E71
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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
   M Leon Hoyos vs Bruzon Batista, 2007 1-0
   A Arribas Lopez vs M Leon Hoyos, 2016 0-1
   Landa vs M Leon Hoyos, 2008 0-1
   M Leon Hoyos vs P Potapov, 2008 1-0
   Vera Gonzalez-Quevedo vs M Leon Hoyos, 2011 0-1
   M Leon Hoyos vs D Howell, 2001 1-0
   M Leon Hoyos vs V Akobian, 2005 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)
   Cappelle-la-Grande Open (2011)
   World Junior Championship (2008)
   48th World Junior Championship (2009)
   American Continental Championship (2005)
   Reykjavik Open (2009)
   Pardubice Open-A (2006)
   Cappelle-la-Grande Open (2009)
   Khanty-Mansiysk Olympiad (2010)
   Gibraltar Masters (2008)
   Tromso 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 A 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

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(born Feb-10-1989, 34 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 16; games 1-25 of 382  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Leon Hoyos vs L Ibarra Chami  1-0601998Pan American-ch U10C01 French, Exchange
2. M Leon Hoyos vs L Ibarra Chami  0-1952001MEX ol U16C03 French, Tarrasch
3. E Krivoborodov vs M Leon Hoyos  ½-½482001World Championship U12B22 Sicilian, Alapin
4. T Coleman vs M Leon Hoyos  0-1272001World Championship U12A42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
5. M Leon Hoyos vs D Howell  1-0312001World Championship U12C56 Two Knights
6. M Leon Hoyos vs Vachier-Lagrave  0-1412001World Championship U12B76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
7. E Pileckis vs M Leon Hoyos  0-1332001World Championship U12B21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
8. M Leon Hoyos vs Nepomniachtchi ½-½442001World Championship U12C05 French, Tarrasch
9. R Jumabayev vs M Leon Hoyos  ½-½362001World Championship U12B27 Sicilian
10. G Rohit vs M Leon Hoyos  0-1322001World Championship U12A01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
11. M Leon Hoyos vs E Bonnet 0-1402001World Championship U12B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
12. M Leon Hoyos vs L Ibarra Chami  ½-½272002Festival de la Juventud U14C03 French, Tarrasch
13. S Bercys vs M Leon Hoyos  1-0512002Wch U14A59 Benko Gambit
14. M Leon Hoyos vs Milov  0-1562002Carlos Torre Memorial OpenB56 Sicilian
15. Y Hernandez Guerrero vs M Leon Hoyos  0-1512002Carlos Torre Memorial OpenB27 Sicilian
16. G Soppe vs M Leon Hoyos  1-0532002Carlos Torre Memorial OpenA46 Queen's Pawn Game
17. Lobron vs M Leon Hoyos  ½-½232002Carlos Torre Memorial OpenA04 Reti Opening
18. M Leon Hoyos vs Gulko  0-1472002Carlos Torre Memorial OpenB56 Sicilian
19. M Leon Hoyos vs R E Espinosa Flores  ½-½432002Carlos Torre Memorial OpenB33 Sicilian
20. A Rodriguez Vila vs M Leon Hoyos  1-0272003American ContinentalB27 Sicilian
21. M Leon Hoyos vs A Zapata  0-1292003American ContinentalB42 Sicilian, Kan
22. H Walsh vs M Leon Hoyos 1-0482003American ContinentalB23 Sicilian, Closed
23. M Leon Hoyos vs F Bentancor  1-0252003American ContinentalB56 Sicilian
24. A Escobedo Tinajero vs M Leon Hoyos  ½-½792003American ContinentalA58 Benko Gambit
25. M Leon Hoyos vs A Needleman  ½-½562003American ContinentalB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
 page 1 of 16; games 1-25 of 382  PGN Download
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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.
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%
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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.
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: .
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  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".
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