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Eduardo Patricio Iturrizaga Bonelli
Number of games in database: 789
Years covered: 2004 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2607 (2635 rapid, 2653 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2673

Overall record: +247 -94 =220 (63.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 228 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 English (99) 
    A15 A13 A17 A14 A10
 English, 1 c4 c5 (39) 
    A37 A34 A30 A33 A35
 King's Indian (31) 
    E97 E63 E94 E62 E92
 English, 1 c4 e5 (29) 
    A20 A28 A21 A22 A25
 Semi-Slav (22) 
    D45 D44 D43
 Queen's Pawn Game (22) 
    D02 E10 A46 A41 A40
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (134) 
    B27 B32 B48 B30 B47
 Queen's Pawn Game (36) 
    A50 A46 A45 E10 D02
 Caro-Kann (33) 
    B12 B18 B13 B10 B15
 Queen's Indian (32) 
    E15 E17 E16 E12
 Nimzo Indian (31) 
    E39 E20 E21 E44 E38
 Modern Benoni (22) 
    A58 A62 A57 A59 A70
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   E Iturrizaga vs V Papin, 2010 1-0
   E Iturrizaga vs V Kulakov, 2008 1-0
   A Jaunooby vs E Iturrizaga, 2013 0-1
   E Iturrizaga vs A Moskalenko, 2017 1-0
   M Esserman vs E Iturrizaga, 2016 0-1
   E Iturrizaga vs Holzke, 2009 1-0
   C Fernandez Diaz vs E Iturrizaga, 2011 0-1
   Van Wely vs E Iturrizaga, 2012 1/2-1/2
   R S Jones vs E Iturrizaga, 2010 1/2-1/2
   A Predke vs E Iturrizaga, 2015 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Dubai Open (2010)
   Riga Technical University Open (2014)
   Pro Chess League (2018)
   Dubai Open (2017)
   London Chess Classic Open (2016)
   PRO League Group Stage (2019)
   Abu Dhabi Masters (2016)
   48th World Junior Championship (2009)
   37th Chess Olympiad (2006)
   Chess Olympiad (2012)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2017)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2013)
   World Junior Championship (2008)
   Sharjah Masters (2019)
   Chess Olympiad (2014)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Hyperaccelerated Dragon by Gerareis
   2012 Americas Continental Championship by gauer

   🏆 World Blitz Championship
   E Iturrizaga vs I Salgado Lopez (Dec-30-19) 1-0, blitz
   D G Fridman vs E Iturrizaga (Dec-30-19) 1-0, blitz
   E Iturrizaga vs Grigoriants (Dec-30-19) 1/2-1/2, blitz
   V Nozdrachev vs E Iturrizaga (Dec-30-19) 1-0, blitz
   E Iturrizaga vs E Inarkiev (Dec-30-19) 0-1, blitz

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(born Nov-01-1989, 30 years old) Venezuela

[what is this?]
Grandmaster. Iturrizaga won consecutive national championships from 2005 to 2008. Tournament victories: Benidorm and Open Balaguer 2009. Dubai Open and XXVII Torneo Abierto de Collado Villalba 2010. Circuit Català 2011. He was =1st at the Zonal 2.3 in June 2013, qualifying for World Cup (2013) from which he was eliminated when he lost in the first round to US GM Alexander Onischuk. His results in the American Continental Championship 2015 earned him qualification to the World Cup (2015) where in the first round, he met Israeli GM Maxim Rodshtein, going down in the first round and bowing out of the tournament.

Wikipedia article: Eduardo Iturrizaga

 page 1 of 32; games 1-25 of 789  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. E Iturrizaga vs R Gonzalez Davila  1-054200436th OlympiadA07 King's Indian Attack
2. E Iturrizaga vs O Bouhaddoun 1-037200436th OlympiadA16 English
3. R W Smith vs E Iturrizaga 1-031200436th OlympiadA31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
4. E Iturrizaga vs E Cordova  0-167200436th OlympiadE15 Queen's Indian
5. E Iturrizaga vs A Schartz  1-044200436th OlympiadA07 King's Indian Attack
6. E Iturrizaga vs A Butnorius  0-136200436th OlympiadA07 King's Indian Attack
7. E Iturrizaga vs Lputian 0-177200637th Chess OlympiadC16 French, Winawer
8. C Pace vs E Iturrizaga  ½-½41200637th Chess OlympiadB72 Sicilian, Dragon
9. T Thamtavatvorn vs E Iturrizaga  0-157200637th Chess OlympiadD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
10. E Iturrizaga vs C Domingos  1-038200637th Chess OlympiadB66 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6
11. R Nokes vs E Iturrizaga  ½-½69200637th Chess OlympiadB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
12. E Iturrizaga vs S Agdestein 1-052200637th Chess OlympiadB60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
13. S Collins vs E Iturrizaga  0-180200637th Chess OlympiadB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
14. E Iturrizaga vs A Obodchuk  1-041200637th Chess OlympiadC77 Ruy Lopez
15. R Markus vs E Iturrizaga  ½-½88200637th Chess OlympiadE15 Queen's Indian
16. V Georgiev vs E Iturrizaga  0-143200637th Chess OlympiadB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
17. E Iturrizaga vs Meng-Kong Wong  1-044200637th Chess OlympiadB01 Scandinavian
18. J M Dominguez vs E Iturrizaga 0-1322007Zonal 2.3 Santo DomingoD02 Queen's Pawn Game
19. E Iturrizaga vs L Dominguez  ½-½1092007Zonal 2.3 Santo DomingoB87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
20. J C Gonzalez Zamora vs E Iturrizaga  ½-½502007Zonal 2.3 Santo DomingoA46 Queen's Pawn Game
21. E Iturrizaga vs W Boada Gomez  1-0302007Zonal 2.3 Santo DomingoB56 Sicilian
22. M Leon Hoyos vs E Iturrizaga  0-1532007Zonal 2.3 Santo DomingoB32 Sicilian
23. E Iturrizaga vs C Vittorino  ½-½412007Zonal 2.3 Santo DomingoD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
24. E Iturrizaga vs Svidler 0-102007World CupA00 Uncommon Opening
25. Svidler vs E Iturrizaga 1-0332007World CupB32 Sicilian
 page 1 of 32; games 1-25 of 789  PGN Download
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Feb-09-10  veigaman: By the way, iturrigzaga finished moscow open with 4 1/2 points in a bit disappointment perfomance, however, he played in russia which it is good for him. Now, he is taking part in aeroflot open and he lost badly today, let see if he can recovery to face big boys like kamsky and bacrot to get experience.
Feb-09-10  veigaman: <ConLaMismaMano> by the way, have you found out any information on gaston needleman? this guy seems to have an specila touch to play
Feb-10-10  veigaman: Eduardo iturrizaga won a nice game, he has an strange ability to play creative and orginal pawn endgames
Feb-12-10  veigaman: Amazing game by iturrizaga today, full creativity.

Feb-13-10  veigaman: this is the game named above, this is the correct link E Iturrizaga vs V Papin, 2010
Apr-07-10  lmanuel: Iturrizaga 3/3 ----->
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  Tabanus: He won Dubai Open 2010 today:, congratulations!

Apr-15-10  veigaman: Great result, another step forward !!!
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  Tabanus: 6th place today in the open Spanish tournament Vila de Salou 4-12 May 2010:

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  Tabanus: Winner of XXVII Torneo Abierto de Collado Villalba (Spain) 20-28 August 2010:

Aug-30-11  BIDMONFA: Eduardo Patricio Iturrizaga Bonelli

Winner "Circuit Català 2011"

Oct-13-11  SimonWebbsTiger: all the best to him for a speedy recovery
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  brankat: Happy Birthday Eduardo!
Jul-23-14  zanzibar: Looks like all is well for this player - who recently competed in the 2014 Dubia Blitz WC finishing a respectable 12-25th with 12.5/21.

The question I have is why <CG>'s PGN for that tournament use the name <E Iturrizaga>?

I think the longer name should be used.

FIDE gives his name as <Iturrizaga Bonelli, Eduardo>.

Jul-23-14  Caissanist: Chessgames doesn't write its own PGN files--they take whatever the tournament organizers, or some other website, provides them. The decision to give his name that way was most likely made by the organizers of the tournament.
Jul-24-14  zanzibar: <Caissanist> Maybe I wasn't be as clear as I could have been. Let me try again.

First, one point that could cause confusion is one you raise, that <CG> doesn't write its own PGN.

That's true, but for the moves (in the sense that you wrote). The names of players can be, and often are, changed by <CG> during the submission. For example, all the games for the Dubai Blitz WC come from the Dubai site - which is a FIDE site, and uses FIDE names for the players.

But <CG> will map the FIDE names to it's own names for every player. Sometimes the names are the same (except for the <last, first> format FIDE uses of course), but sometimes they aren't.

Examples from Dubai 2014 range from trivia:

<A Moussa Othman> vs <A. Moussa Othman>

<Alexey Aleksandrov> vs <Aleksej Aleksandrov>

to the conventional:

<Le Quang Liem> vs <Quang Liem Le>

<Lu Shanglei> vs <Shanglei Lu>

to the increasingly complicated:

<Mohamad Naser Al Sayed> vs <Mohammed Al-Sayed>

<Vladimir Fedoseev> vs <Vladimir3 Fedoseev>

But the basic idea is that <CG> has a formal name for each and every player, which is unique to <CG> (and thus can be mapped into FIDE's names).

* * * * *

With that long intro we come to the crux of the problem, which I may not have explained well.

The problem is that <CG> actually has two names for each and every player. It has a long name, as discussed, but it also has a short name.

The short names are not unique in some cases, or are, as I sometimes find, confusing for various reasons.

The short names are basically intended to save space for cases where the context provides clear indication of the player's actual identity.

So, <E. Iturrizaga> is the <CG> short name. While I might have a preference for a different short name, the critical issue is that the name in a PGN should never be the <CG> short name (imo).

Why not?

Well, ask <CG>. Generally, it isn't used for most players. Instead, the long form of the name is what you find when you download the PGN.

However, there seems to be some algorithm at play, where <CG> determines some long names are too long - or maybe too formal - and so decides to use the short name.

Now this may be OK for a famous player like Capablanca but for a generic player it strikes me as underspecified - and therefore problematic.

I want the PGN download to use <Eduardo Patricio Iturrizaga Bonelli>, i.e. the name at the top of the player profile - always!

In this particular case, it's perhaps true that the long name is overspecificed. Contrast it with another example: <Jose Raul Capablanca> vs <Jose Raul Capablanca y Graupera>.

But even Capablanca pgn files from <CG> use <Jose Raul Capablanca> and not the short name <Capablanca>.

Jul-25-14  Caissanist: Whew, OK I'll take your word for that. No argument here, it would make more sense to have the CG name in all the PGN.
Jul-26-14  zanzibar: Sorry <Caissanist>, I was in the middle of doing a big matchup of tournaments (CG vs FIDE) at the time.

But you're right that <CG> will use the name submitted in the PGN if the player doesn't exist in its database.

And so first submitters should take extra care in selecting the name.

(My preference is to try to follow the FIDE card name as much as possible, unless there is a compelling reason otherwise).

Sep-13-14  cbpatzer: He is very active lately, now he is playing
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  Penguincw: Iturrizaga recently played a game against a strong player on ICC. It started as a Reti, but black eventually played 6...h5. Black ended up winning on time.

Nov-01-14  Rookiepawn: <I´m convinced that South American players have more intuition and tricky resource, it means "potrero" than europeans but we lack of sopnsor and competitions.>

I find this concept interesting, "ajedrez de potrero". "Potrero" is any vacant lot where kids play football (soccer). Often you can see there more nice tricks than what can be seen in professional megabucks matches.

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  MissScarlett: <I´m convinced that South American players have more intuition and tricky resource, it means "potrero" than europeans but we lack of sopnsor and competitions.>

You keep your intuition, we'll keep our indoor plumbing.

Nov-01-14  Rookiepawn: <MissScarlett: You keep your intuition, we'll keep our indoor plumbing.> long as you are not one of the many homeless in USA.

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  perfidious: <Rookiepawn> Not to worry--he's a Brit.
Nov-01-14  Rookiepawn: <perfidious: <Rookiepawn> Not to worry--he's a Brit.>

Then homeless I've seen with my own eyes in London. Thatcher left a good deal of those!

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