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Alex Astaneh Lopez
Number of games in database: 148
Years covered: 2001 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2430 (2399 rapid, 2486 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2442

Overall record: +53 -45 =29 (53.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 21 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (14) 
    B30 B91 B40 B33 B52
 Reti System (7) 
    A04 A05 A06
 Queen's Pawn Game (7) 
    A40 D02 A41 A46 A45
 King's Indian Attack (6) 
 French Defense (5) 
    C07 C00 C05 C04
 Queen's Gambit Declined (5) 
    D30 D37 D39 D38
With the Black pieces:
 Caro-Kann (14) 
    B12 B13 B17 B18 B11
 Sicilian (11) 
    B51 B25 B93 B80 B28
 Grunfeld (8) 
    D85 D79 D92 D80 D94
 English (6) 
    A15 A11 A13
 Queen's Pawn Game (5) 
    D02 A45 A46
 Giuoco Piano (4) 
    C53 C54 C50
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   A A Lopez vs E Schiller, 2012 1-0
   P Constantinou vs A A Lopez, 2008 0-1
   A A Lopez vs G Erdene, 2010 1/2-1/2
   A A Lopez vs G Souleidis, 2017 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Bunratty Masters (2019)
   E.U. Championship and Cork Chess Congress (2005)
   European Union Championship (2008)
   Gibraltar Chess Festival (2008)
   Chess Olympiad (2010)
   Chess Olympiad (2014)
   Chess Olympiad (2012)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2012)
   Reykjavik Open (2019)
   4NCL Div 1a 2018/19 (2018)

   🏆 4NCL Div 1a 2018/19
   A A Lopez vs R Haria (May-06-19) 1/2-1/2
   R Edouard vs A A Lopez (May-05-19) 1-0
   A A Lopez vs S Chow (May-04-19) 1-0
   A A Lopez vs J van Foreest (Apr-16-19) 0-1
   A A Lopez vs H Einarsson (Apr-15-19) 1-0

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(born Jun-13-1987, 32 years old) Spain (federation/nationality Ireland)

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International Master (2010). Irish Champion in 2010, 2017 (=Philip Michael Short) and 2018.

Lopez has lived in Ireland since the age of 7. He gained his first IM norm at the 5th International held at Padron in Spain in 2006, his 2nd IM at the Dun Laoghaire Centenary Grandmasters Cup held in Dublin in August 2010 and his 3rd IM norm at the London Chess Classic Open held in December 2010. As he had achieved the requisite rating of 2400 by November 2010, his IM norm took effect from 15 December 2010, the date of his last round game in London.

Other results include =3rd in the 2003 Spanish Junior Championship, =2nd at the XIV Pielagos City Council International in Spain, 7.5/9 at the 2010 Irish Championship. Lopez also represented Ireland on board 2 at the Chess Olympiad (2010).

Last updated: 2018-12-29 04:05:19

 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 148  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A A Lopez vs S Buckley  0-1212001Glorney CupE73 King's Indian
2. F Libiszewski vs A A Lopez  1-0382001Glorney CupA07 King's Indian Attack
3. A A Lopez vs I Rees  ½-½232001Glorney CupD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
4. Z Medvegy vs A A Lopez  ½-½442005E.U. Championship and Cork Chess CongressB25 Sicilian, Closed
5. A A Lopez vs H C Eberl  1-0252005E.U. Championship and Cork Chess CongressC05 French, Tarrasch
6. A A Lopez vs K O'Flaherty  1-0272005E.U. Championship and Cork Chess CongressD02 Queen's Pawn Game
7. K Arakhamia-Grant vs A A Lopez  1-0382005E.U. Championship and Cork Chess CongressB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
8. A A Lopez vs N Medvegy  ½-½452005E.U. Championship and Cork Chess CongressB33 Sicilian
9. G Wall vs A A Lopez  ½-½172005E.U. Championship and Cork Chess CongressB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
10. Baburin vs A A Lopez 1-0382005E.U. Championship and Cork Chess CongressE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
11. A A Lopez vs S Schulz  1-0292005E.U. Championship and Cork Chess CongressB32 Sicilian
12. R Almond vs A A Lopez  1-0472005E.U. Championship and Cork Chess CongressD92 Grunfeld, 5.Bf4
13. A A Lopez vs T Upton  1-0402005E.U. Championship and Cork Chess CongressC58 Two Knights
14. Hebden vs A A Lopez  1-043200513th Cork Chess CongressD02 Queen's Pawn Game
15. A A Lopez vs W Moranda  0-1402005Wch U18B70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
16. A A Lopez vs L Milman  ½-½182005Wch U18B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
17. G Meier vs A A Lopez  0-1472005Wch U18B51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
18. A A Lopez vs E Valeanu  0-1442005Wch U18B91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
19. A A Lopez vs A Brkic  ½-½162005Wch U18B91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
20. Speelman vs A A Lopez 1-0232006Bunratty Chess FestivalA48 King's Indian
21. M Al-Modiahki vs A A Lopez 1-0412008Gibraltar Chess FestivalB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
22. A A Lopez vs A Molina  1-0392008Gibraltar Chess FestivalB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
23. J Hickman vs A A Lopez  0-1462008Gibraltar Chess FestivalA07 King's Indian Attack
24. A A Lopez vs K Szabo  ½-½732008Gibraltar Chess FestivalA07 King's Indian Attack
25. S Sulskis vs A A Lopez 1-0202008Gibraltar Chess FestivalB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 148  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  Domdaniel: A biog might be a good idea, now that Alex has won the 2010 Irish championship -- very convincingly, and by a full point.

It included the following game, where Alex's opponent, Redmond, misunderstood the time at which the round was due to start, arrived an hour late, and was defaulted. Even though he was playing Black and still far from being certain of first place, Lopez very sportingly agreed to ignore the default and play the game anyway. This exquisite miniature was the result:

[Event "IRL ch"]
[Site "Dublin"]
[Date "2010.07.10"]
[Round "8"]
[White "Redmond, John"]
[Black "Astaneh Lopez, Alex"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "A11"]
[WhiteElo "2205"]
[BlackElo "2367"]
[EventType "swiss"]

1.c4 c6 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nc3 d5 4.e3 e6 5.b3 Bd6 6.Bb2 O-O 7.Qc2 Re8 8.Be2 a6 9.g4 e5 10.g5 d4 11.gxf6 dxc3 12.Bxc3 Qxf6 13.Rg1 Bf5 14.Qb2 c5 15.O-O-O Nc6 16.Rg2 Nd4! 17.exd4 exd4 18.Nxd4 cxd4 19.Bxd4 Qxd4! 0-1 [20.Qxd4 Ba3+ is nasty...]

Alex got the FM title in his mid-teens and quickly shot up to a rating in the upper 2300s. He's been stalled there for the past couple of years, however - the familiar story of chess having to compete with university studies. As a result, he's played in relatively few major events -- though he's won several weekend swisses in Ireland (beating me three times in the process). He's also beaten several GMs, and only lost to Svidler when he went wrong in a tenable endgame due to time pressure.

After this victory I expect to see him with at least the IM title soon.

Dec-29-18  BIDMONFA: Alex Astaneh Lopez

LOPEZ, Alex A.

Nov-29-19  BIDMONFA: Alex Astaneh Lopez

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