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Holden Hernandez Carmenates
Number of games in database: 168
Years covered: 2003 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2471 (2545 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2573

Overall record: +50 -41 =75 (52.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 2 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Slav (12) 
    D11 D10 D12
 Sicilian (11) 
    B23 B31 B41 B30
 Queen's Indian (8) 
    E12 E15 E17
 King's Indian (8) 
    E97 E94 E91 E62 E63
 Semi-Slav (6) 
    D43 D48 D44 D47 D45
 Nimzo Indian (6) 
    E39 E21 E32 E46 E25
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (25) 
    B32 B41 B46 B80 B96
 Nimzo Indian (11) 
    E32 E59 E46 E21 E58
 Queen's Pawn Game (6) 
    A45 A46 E00 D02
 Queen's Indian (6) 
    E17 E15
 Caro-Kann (6) 
    B12 B18 B13
 Sicilian Najdorf (5) 
    B96 B90 B92
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   P Lafuente vs H H Hernandez, 2004 0-1
   H H Hernandez vs Gulko, 2008 1-0
   M Narciso Dublan vs H H Hernandez, 2008 1/2-1/2
   J Baules vs H H Hernandez, 2008 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Capablanca Memorial (Elite) (2008)
   20th Montcada Open (2012)
   Carlos Torre Memorial (2004)
   35th Barbera Open A (2012)
   Carlos Torre Memorial Open (2003)
   Khanty-Mansiysk Olympiad (2010)
   Dresden Olympiad (2008)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   2004 Capablanca memorial (group I) by gauer
   2008 Capablanca memorial by gauer
   Capablanca Memorial (Elite) 2008 by Tabanus

   🏆 UT Dallas Fall Open
   J Sarkar vs H H Hernandez (Nov-22-17) 0-1
   T Stremavicius vs H H Hernandez (Nov-21-17) 1-0
   H H Hernandez vs S P Rahul (Nov-21-17) 1/2-1/2
   H H Hernandez vs E Perelshteyn (Nov-20-17) 1/2-1/2
   H H Hernandez vs A Kovalyov (Nov-19-17) 1/2-1/2

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(born Aug-10-1984, 37 years old) Cuba (federation/nationality United States of America)

[what is this?]
This GM played in the olympiad 2008 and in Panamerican Team Championship, 2009. He placed 4th in Capablanca Mem. 2008 (2652 perf.). He plays regularly in tournaments in Spain and gives chess lessons (ICC: pichirri).

After many years as a chess professional in Cuba, Hernandez in the fall of 2013 enrolled in the University of Texas at Brownsville, where he is majoring in computer science and plays on the chess team ( He now plays for the United States.

References: (1)

 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 181  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. F Handke vs H H Hernandez 1-0252003Capablanca Mem Premier IIB07 Pirc
2. J Martinez Garcia vs H H Hernandez  0-1392003Carlos Torre Memorial OpenE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
3. H H Hernandez vs D Tinajero Tristan 1-0542003Carlos Torre Memorial OpenC03 French, Tarrasch
4. A Ramirez Alvarez vs H H Hernandez  1-0392003Carlos Torre Memorial OpenE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
5. H H Hernandez vs G Dominguez Aguilar 1-0642003Carlos Torre Memorial OpenB23 Sicilian, Closed
6. Hernandez Guerrero vs H H Hernandez  ½-½432003Carlos Torre Memorial OpenB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
7. H H Hernandez vs A Zapata 0-11022003Carlos Torre Memorial OpenE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
8. H H Hernandez vs D Flores  1-0382004Moncada Cup 2ndE97 King's Indian
9. H H Hernandez vs F M Gomez Fontal  1-0792004Capablanca Memorial PREMIER IE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
10. P Lafuente vs H H Hernandez 0-11192004Capablanca Memorial PREMIER IE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
11. H H Hernandez vs M Gongora Reyes  0-1302004Capablanca Memorial PREMIER IB30 Sicilian
12. H H Hernandez vs Vera Gonzalez-Quevedo  0-1392004Capablanca Memorial PREMIER IB23 Sicilian, Closed
13. J M Lopez Martinez vs H H Hernandez  ½-½582004Capablanca Memorial PREMIER IB32 Sicilian
14. H H Hernandez vs M Bluvshtein  ½-½612004Capablanca Memorial PREMIER IE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
15. J Gonzalez vs H H Hernandez  1-0332004Capablanca Memorial PREMIER IE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
16. H H Hernandez vs D O Acosta  ½-½642004Capablanca Memorial PREMIER ID35 Queen's Gambit Declined
17. L Perez Rodriguez vs H H Hernandez  0-1272004Capablanca Memorial PREMIER IB32 Sicilian
18. H H Hernandez vs R Prasca Sosa ½-½602004Capablanca Memorial PREMIER ID48 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
19. R O Perez Garcia vs H H Hernandez  ½-½82004Capablanca Memorial PREMIER IB30 Sicilian
20. H H Hernandez vs R Slobodjan  ½-½502004Capablanca Memorial PREMIER ID31 Queen's Gambit Declined
21. H H Hernandez vs I Cheparinov  1-0452004Pontevedra op 20thD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
22. H H Hernandez vs L Gonzalez Arroyo  1-0372004XVII Torre MemorialC91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
23. M Arribas vs H H Hernandez  0-1272004XVII Torre MemorialC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
24. H H Hernandez vs R Prasca Sosa  1-0512004XVII Torre MemorialC11 French
25. S Sulskis vs H H Hernandez  ½-½692004XVII Torre MemorialC45 Scotch Game
 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 181  PGN Download
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May-05-07  BIDMONFA: Holden Hernandez


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  Tabanus: GM Holden Hernandez Carmenates, Cuba, born 10 Aug. 1984. Rated 2564,

GM in 2007. Rated 2590 in Jan. 2008. Gives chess lessons. ICC: pichirri

Played in the olympiad 2008 (board 4, 5/8) and in Panamerican Team Ch 2009 (2nd reserve). Placed 4th in Capablanca Mem. 2008 (2652 perf.). Plays regularly in tournaments in Spain.

Biography: (in Polish)


En route to GM status:

[Event "Calvia op 3rd"]
[Date "2006.10.23"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Tiviakov, Sergei"]
[Black "Hernandez Carmenates, Holden"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[WhiteElo "2680"]
[BlackElo "2524"]

1.e4 c5 2.c3 Nf6 3.e5 Nd5 4.Nf3 Nc6 5.Bc4 Nb6 6.Bb3 c4 7.Bc2 Qc7 8.Qe2 g5 9.e6 dxe6 10.Nxg5 Qe5 11.d4 cxd3 12.Bxd3 Qxe2+ 13.Bxe2 h6 14.Ne4 e5 15.Ng3 Be6 16.O-O Bc4 17.Bxc4 Nxc4 18.Nd2 Nxd2 19.Bxd2 e6 20.Rfe1 f6 21.Rad1 Be7 22.f3 Rd8 23.Be3 f5 24.Rxd8+ Bxd8 25.Nf1 Bb6 26.Bxb6 axb6 27.Ne3 b5 28.Kf2 Ke7 29.g4 Rf8 30.gxf5 exf5 31.Rg1 Kf6 32.Nd5+ Kf7 33.Ne3 Kf6 34.Nd5+ 1/2-1/2

Jul-26-11  BIDMONFA: Holden Hernandez Carmenates

Winner "PREMI BID MONFĂ€ 2011"

Apr-25-14  Caissanist: I have updated Hernandez's bio with information about his move to the United States.

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