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Emilio Cordova
Number of games in database: 302
Years covered: 2000 to 2020
Last FIDE rating: 2592 (2610 rapid, 2605 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2655

Overall record: +123 -68 =98 (59.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 13 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (42) 
    A45 D02 A46 D00 D05
 Reti System (17) 
    A04 A06
 King's Indian (16) 
    E62 E63 E60 E67 E68
 English (15) 
    A15 A14 A13
 Slav (13) 
    D10 D11 D12 D15 D17
 Grunfeld (6) 
    D78 D76 D73
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (38) 
    B33 B28 B31 B30 B41
 French Defense (23) 
    C11 C10 C03 C02 C05
 Queen's Pawn Game (17) 
    A46 E00 E10 A45 A50
 French (15) 
    C11 C10 C00
 Modern Benoni (10) 
    A70 A62 A58 A57 A59
 Nimzo Indian (10) 
    E20 E43 E21 E28 E32
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   T Burg vs E Cordova, 2011 0-1
   E Cordova vs A Ipatov, 2017 1-0
   E Cordova vs A Kovalyov, 2005 1-0
   E Cordova vs S Sevian, 2017 1-0
   E Cordova vs V Fedoseev, 2017 1-0
   E Cordova vs J Xiong, 2016 1-0
   N Delgado Ramirez vs E Cordova, 2016 0-1
   A Barbero Senidic vs E Cordova, 2012 0-1
   E Cordova vs K Mekhitarian, 2007 1-0
   E Cordova vs N Huschenbeth, 2005 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   St Louis Winter B (2019)
   Millionaire Chess (2016)
   World Junior Championship (2010)
   Winter Classic (2017)
   American Continental (2018)
   Aeroflot Open (2017)
   American Continental Championship (2005)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   37th Chess Olympiad (2006)
   Chess Olympiad (2010)
   Aeroflot Open (2016)
   Chess Olympiad (2016)
   Chess Olympiad (2014)
   Chess Olympiad (2018)
   Aeroflot Open (2020)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   2005 WYCC (open) U-14 by gauer
   Millionaire Chess (Blitz Tiebreaks) 2016 by Tabanus

   🏆 Aeroflot Open
   E Cordova vs A Gadimbayli (Feb-26-20) 1/2-1/2
   A Rakhmanov vs E Cordova (Feb-25-20) 1-0
   E Cordova vs G Sargissian (Feb-24-20) 1/2-1/2
   Leon Luke Mendonca vs E Cordova (Feb-23-20) 0-1
   E Cordova vs A Riazantsev (Feb-22-20) 0-1

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(born Jul-08-1991, 28 years old) Peru

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FIDE Master (2001); IM (2005); GM (2008).

He finished with 6.5/11 at the 2004 World U-14 youth chess championship and later won the 2016 Americas Continental championship, ahead of both Anton Kovalyov and Aleksandr Lenderman which qualified for the 2017 World Cup(3).


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Wikipedia article: Emilio Córdova

Last updated: 2018-07-08 04:40:30

 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 302  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. G Castaneda vs E Cordova qualifier blitzB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
2. R Hess vs E Cordova 0-1692001Guaymallen PanAM-chJ U10 AbsolutoB22 Sicilian, Alapin
3. M Vachier-Lagrave vs E Cordova  1-0302002WYb12A07 King's Indian Attack
4. N Ziyaev vs E Cordova  0-148200436th OlympiadA28 English
5. E Cordova vs E Borigas  1-065200436th OlympiadD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
6. E Cordova vs A Bachmann  0-155200436th OlympiadD39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
7. E Cordova vs E Pascoal  ½-½43200436th OlympiadD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. A Pont Mulet vs E Cordova  0-129200436th OlympiadC11 French
9. V Ilinsky vs E Cordova  ½-½72200436th OlympiadA14 English
10. E Iturrizaga vs E Cordova  0-167200436th OlympiadE15 Queen's Indian
11. E Cordova vs Y Teplitsky  0-141200436th OlympiadE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
12. E Cordova vs J Cuartas Medina  ½-½57200436th OlympiadA43 Old Benoni
13. S Collins vs E Cordova  1-047200436th OlympiadA30 English, Symmetrical
14. E Cordova vs C Kayle  1-062200436th OlympiadE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
15. Granda Zuniga vs E Cordova 1-0732005Magistral Huila 100 aņos - NeivaE12 Queen's Indian
16. E Cordova vs Tiviakov 0-1792005Magistral Huila 100 aņos - NeivaD03 Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation)
17. A Zapata vs E Cordova  0-1492005Magistral Huila 100 aņos - NeivaC05 French, Tarrasch
18. E Cordova vs M A G Silva  1-0162005Wch U14E60 King's Indian Defense
19. E Cordova vs F Hasegawa 1-0532005Wch U14A45 Queen's Pawn Game
20. A Azemati vs E Cordova  1-0322005BELFORTE15 Queen's Indian
21. S Modwal vs E Cordova  0-1402005Wch U14B33 Sicilian
22. E Cordova vs S Martinovic  ½-½612005Wch U14D44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
23. A Mammadov vs E Cordova  0-1302005Wch U14B33 Sicilian
24. E Cordova vs P Tvarijonas  1-0622005Wch U14D00 Queen's Pawn Game
25. E Cordova vs P Kruglyakov  0-1412005Wch U14A45 Queen's Pawn Game
 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 302  PGN Download
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Dec-22-06  ChessVip: Finally Emilio Cordova got his 3rd GM norm!! He won with GM Peralta, with 8 points of 9 rounds, the "Copa de la Legislatura 2006" in Argentina. Emilio has 2482 ELO and need 18 points to get the GM title oficially. Congratulations Emilio!! He is the most young peruvian GM with 15 years old

Dec-22-06  ChessVip: here the decisive game:
[Event "Copa Legislatura 2006"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2006.12.21"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Cordova, Emilio"]
[Black "Rodriguez, Andres"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A00"]
[EventDate "2006.??.??"]
[PlyCount "93"]

1. d4 e6 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. g3 c5 4. Bg2 cxd4 5. Nxd4 d5 6. O-O Nc6 7. c4 Qb6 8. Nb5 dxc4 9. N1a3 Bc5 10. Nd6+ Ke7 11. Naxc4 Qa6 12. Bxc6 bxc6 13. e4 Nxe4 14. Nxe4 Qxc4 15. Qh5 Bb6 16. Ng5 g6 17. Qh6 Ba6 18. Re1 Rag8 19. Ne4 f6 20. b3 Qb4 21. Bd2 Qb5 22. Bc3 e5 23. Nxf6 Bxf2+ 24. Kxf2 Qc5+ 25. Qe3 Qxe3+ 26. Rxe3 Kxf6 27. Rxe5 Rf8 28. Ra5+ Ke7+ 29. Kg1 Bb5 30. Rxa7+ Ke6 31. Re1+ Kf5 32. a4 Bd3 33. Bxh8 Rxh8 34. Rc7 Rb8 35. Rf7+ Kg5 36. Rf3 Bf5 37. a5 Ra8 38. Ra1 Ra6 39. b4 Be6 40. Rf8 Bc4 41. Rb8 Ra7 42. Rb6 Bb3 43. a6 Kf5 44. Re1 Rd7 45. Rb7 Rd2 46. Ra1 Kg4 47. a7 1-0

Mar-08-07  Caissanist: It seems that Emilio Cordova has run away from home, and is now living in Sao Paolo. He has apparently done this so that he can be with his girlfriend, a woman almost twice his age. Needless to say, he has received a lot more press coverage for this than for anything he has ever done at the chessboard: (English) (Spanish) (Spanish)

Mar-12-07  sapfy: Emilio is back home:
Mar-13-07  Inf: so is he a GM now for sure?? cuz i was watching news last nite and HE said that he wanted to be a GM before his birthday. im a lil confused. but still a great talent on the rise...!!
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  WannaBe: <Inf> Still an IM.
Mar-13-07  Caissanist: That was one of the reasons he had given for wanting to stay in Sao Paolo, to get his last GM norm. He has two already but still needs to get a third; he also needs to increase his rating to 2500.
Mar-13-07  s4life: Congrats to Emilio. He's a talent for sure. I've been following him since his second game in the last olympics in which he totally destroyed Smirin.
Mar-15-07  yoozum:


Mar-15-07  s4life: That's a funny-written article. I do hope Emilio don't take the fastline in life though and instead he dedicates himself to improve his skills... living in South america, I am sure he will have many chances for "that" ahead in his life.
Mar-16-07  elLocoEvans: Wow again, did he really defeated Smirin? what a personage, already at 15. Like a Balzac or Stendhal character, explosive and talented.
Mar-20-07  s4life: Here is the game:
E Cordova vs Smirin, 2006

Mar-25-07  Manic: Hmmm, I believe that Cordova was found by police when his father got worried or something like that, and now that he has been forced to return to Peru, it is unlikely he will get his 3rd GM norm for quite a while.
Mar-27-07  s4life: He already got the third GM norm, that's out of discussion. Now he only needs to pass 2500 ELO...
Apr-10-07  Inf: <s4life: He already got the third GM norm, that's out of discussion. Now he only needs to pass 2500 ELO...>

he did!! so i guess hes a GM permanent now!! and at 15 years of age is a great start! hope he gets down to study the game and follow fellow player Granda who by the way is on his way out of chess at 37 years old. great news!

Apr-18-07  Inf: <> maybe you guys can put up a lil bio or info about this player?? :D thx in advance...
Apr-19-07  Caissanist: <Inf> When did he pass 2500? Do you know the tournament? Normally I would check on the FIDE website for this, but it looks like Peru has fallen behind on its dues--all Peruvian players are currently listed as unrated.
Apr-23-07  Caissanist: The ratings for Peruvian players are back on the FIDE website. Cordova is listed at 2507, but still only an IM.
May-07-07  Inf: <but still only an IM.> i wonder why?? i thought he got his 3rd GM norm to be a permanent one now. but still i think this fella has a great future if he studies chess non-stop, to be 15 years old and have a 2500+ rating these days is quite good!
Nov-13-07  SickedChess: Emilio has 2 GM norm, seems that he need to wait to 2008 for a new try for the last GM norm.
Nov-13-07  Inf: But i thought he had it already! i read it somewhere that finally got the 3rd norm...
Nov-15-07  SickedChess: The true is that his "GM norm" that he got in Copa de la Legislatura 2006 was not validated because he only played against Argentina and Uruguay chessplayers, Acording to FIDE rules he need to play against three different flags in the same tournament to get his GM norm
Nov-15-07  SickedChess: These rules are for a GM norm in open tournaments
Feb-01-08  ruelas007: i donīt know if anyone knows but Emili got the final gm norm in December 2007 in the Carlos Torre In Memoriam, btw congrats!
Feb-01-08  Inf: Great news!! so he <finally> got it for sure??
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