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Julio Becerra Rivero
J Becerra Rivero 
Photograph copyright © 2008 Federación Argentina de Ajedrez  
Number of games in database: 327
Years covered: 1994 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2495 (2568 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2614

Overall record: +122 -66 =110 (59.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 29 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (66) 
    B43 B31 B48 B81 B52
 Ruy Lopez (37) 
    C78 C90 C91 C96 C92
 French Defense (31) 
    C11 C10 C18 C01 C16
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (23) 
    C91 C90 C97 C92 C96
 French (19) 
    C11 C10 C12
 Sicilian Kan (11) 
    B43 B42
With the Black pieces:
 King's Indian (38) 
    E73 E99 E62 E81 E70
 Ruy Lopez (30) 
    C96 C69 C83 C68 C77
 Sicilian (18) 
    B50 B52 B89 B60 B90
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (13) 
    C96 C97 C85 C95 C92
 Slav (12) 
    D10 D17 D14 D13 D15
 Semi-Slav (10) 
    D44 D45 D43 D47
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   J Becerra Rivero vs Robson, 2009 1-0
   J Becerra Rivero vs M Goss, 2012 1-0
   J Becerra Rivero vs J Sarkar, 2007 1-0
   R Adamson vs J Becerra Rivero, 2004 0-1
   J Becerra Rivero vs H Spangenberg, 1994 1-0
   I Krush vs J Becerra Rivero, 2000 0-1
   Nakamura vs J Becerra Rivero, 2007 0-1
   J Becerra Rivero vs A Shvartsman, 2011 1-0
   J Becerra Rivero vs Shabalov, 2003 1-0
   J Becerra Rivero vs A Zapata, 1997 1-0

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (1999)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Foxwoods Open (2008)
   Capablanca mem Elite 34th (1999)
   US Championship (2007)
   World Open (2007)
   36th World Open (2008)
   Foxwoods Open (2009)
   Marshall Chess Club Championship (2003)
   United States Chess League (2008)
   Chessmaster US Championship 2005 (2004)
   National Open (2007)
   HB Global Chess Challenge (2005)
   112th US Open (2011)
   Moscow Olympiad (1994)
   34th World Open (2006)
   Pro Chess League (2018)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   SPICE Cup 2008 by Black Pawn

   🏆 7th Washington Int
   G Popilski vs J Becerra Rivero (Aug-14-18) 1/2-1/2
   J Becerra Rivero vs M Heimann (Mar-07-18) 0-1, rapid
   J Becerra Rivero vs M Brattain (Mar-07-18) 1/2-1/2, rapid
   S Bora vs J Becerra Rivero (Mar-07-18) 0-1, rapid
   A Shetty vs J Becerra Rivero (Mar-07-18) 1-0, rapid

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(born Oct-15-1973, 48 years old) Cuba (federation/nationality United States of America)

[what is this?]
Grandmaster (1997) and 6-time Florida chess champion. Cuban Champion in 1995 and 1996. He took 2nd place in the Cuban championship in 1999.

Wikipedia article: Julio Becerra Rivero

References: (1)

 page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 345  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. B Lugo vs J Becerra Rivero  0-1301992Havana opB56 Sicilian
2. J Becerra Rivero vs P San Segundo Carrillo  1-0341994Alcobendas opB40 Sicilian
3. J Becerra Rivero vs Antunes  1-0421994Havana opB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
4. Miles vs J Becerra Rivero  1-0481994Capablanca mem-AA48 King's Indian
5. J Becerra Rivero vs H Spangenberg 1-0421994CapablancaB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
6. J Becerra Rivero vs Van Wely  ½-½591994Capablanca mem-AB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
7. J Becerra Rivero vs S Karp  1-0401994Moscow OlympiadC41 Philidor Defense
8. D Rogozenco vs J Becerra Rivero  1-0321994Moscow OlympiadE73 King's Indian
9. M Abarca Aguirre vs J Becerra Rivero  0-1591994Moscow OlympiadE81 King's Indian, Samisch
10. J Becerra Rivero vs R Livshits  1-0241994Moscow OlympiadB40 Sicilian
11. Petkevich vs J Becerra Rivero  0-1291994Moscow OlympiadA38 English, Symmetrical
12. J Becerra Rivero vs J Barle  1-0361994Moscow OlympiadC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
13. De la Villa Garcia vs J Becerra Rivero  1-0251994Moscow OlympiadB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
14. J Becerra Rivero vs Shaobin  ½-½401994Moscow OlympiadC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
15. J Becerra Rivero vs M S Lupu  1-0881994Moscow OlympiadB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
16. O Cvitan vs J Becerra Rivero  ½-½171994Moscow OlympiadE60 King's Indian Defense
17. J Becerra Rivero vs Arencibia Rodriguez 0-1331995Andorra op 13thC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
18. J Becerra Rivero vs D Komljenovic  ½-½381995Cordoba opB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
19. Larsen vs J Becerra Rivero  1-0401995San MartinE77 King's Indian
20. Quinteros vs J Becerra Rivero  0-1521995San MartinE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
21. Van Wely vs J Becerra Rivero 1-0371995Capablanca MemorialE92 King's Indian
22. Miles vs J Becerra Rivero  1-0391995Capablanca MemorialA48 King's Indian
23. J Becerra Rivero vs Timoscenko  0-1281996Balaguer opB23 Sicilian, Closed
24. Psakhis vs J Becerra Rivero  ½-½191996Mondariz opE81 King's Indian, Samisch
25. R Gonzalez vs J Becerra Rivero  0-1531996CUB-chB50 Sicilian
 page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 345  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
May-20-05  mindanalyzer: Cheers, Julio! I hope you do well in future tournaments. "Another Cuban from miami"
Oct-06-05  chenturini: I want read a short biography of J. Becerra-Rivero. I remember his performance in Habana, Nov-1992. Curiosly, was the first international tournament of Paco Vallejo (ten years at the moment). Becerra was spectacular, and overwhelmed all rivals. Great.
Mar-11-07  thesonicvision: there really should be more
info about him here. he's
a 2600+, and one of the best in the
May-19-07  BIDMONFA: Julio J Becerra-Rivero


May-22-07  bauernfresser: He was MVP in the US Chess League 2006.
May-16-08  Knight13: Everyone in Florida knows this guy. He steals all the $$$$ in big tournaments and always wins the Florida State Chess Championship!
Aug-11-08  myschkin: . . .

Cuban born GM <Julio Becerra-Rivero> gives some insights:

(Castle Chess Interviews)

Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: Hope Chessgames gets some bio info to let us know more about the person commentating the WC match.
Feb-10-09  Augalv: Introducing: Grandmaster Julio Becerra Rivero

May-12-09  blacksburg:
Jun-02-09  hedgeh0g: "He is a GM."


Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: He played in the olympiads 1994 (1st reserve), 1996 (board 3) and 1998 (board 4). Tournament win in 2009:

Nov-14-09  dakgootje: According to he just beat Nakamura in 12 moves. Not bad at all:

Becerra - Nakamura

1 e4 c5
2 Nf3 Nf6
3 e5 Nd5
4 Nc3 e6
5 Nd5 ed5
6 d4 Nc6
7 dc5 Bc5
8 Qd5 d6
9 Bc4 Qe7
10 Bg5 f6
11 0-0-0 de5
12 Rhe1 Resigns

Jul-13-10  strobane: What's Julio doing now?
Haven't seen any of his games since last year.
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: 2007 U.S. Championship: On his chess site, Mig Greengard generously offered to match up to $500 of readers' contributions to a brilliancy prize fund for the tournament. In the end, the first prize of $1,165 went to GM Julio Becerra for his win over GM Hikaru Nakamura. Mig relates that when he told Becerra of his prize, he asked "For which game?"
Oct-23-14  zanzibar: His wiki page has a link to a USCF bio for him:

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