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Juan Martin Santa Torres
Number of games in database: 84
Years covered: 1982 to 2008
Last FIDE rating: 2219
Highest rating achieved in database: 2360

Overall record: +20 -39 =25 (38.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (9) 
 Queen's Pawn Game (6) 
    D02 A46 D05
 Queen's Indian (4) 
 Orthodox Defense (4) 
    D58 D53 D55
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (19) 
    B43 B42 B81 B41 B22
 Sicilian Kan (10) 
    B43 B41 B42
 King's Indian Attack (6) 
 Sicilian Scheveningen (4) 
    B81 B84
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   C Cave vs J M Santa Torres, 2004 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Calvia Olympiad (2004)
   Turin Olympiad (2006)
   Dresden Olympiad (2008)

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(born Oct-17-1963, 59 years old) Puerto Rico

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International Master, National Arbiter and FIDE Trainer.

Last updated: 2021-10-24 18:08:21

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 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 100  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J M Santa Torres vs I Radulov  0-1261982Lucerne OlympiadD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
2. J M Santa Torres vs O Sarapu  0-1501982Lucerne OlympiadA28 English
3. D Bailey vs J M Santa Torres  1-0321983World Junior ChampionshipB33 Sicilian
4. J M Santa Torres vs Y Ramsingh  1-0621983World Junior ChampionshipD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. J R Smith vs J M Santa Torres  1-0341983World Junior ChampionshipA16 English
6. J M Santa Torres vs J Klinger  0-1411983World Junior ChampionshipA67 Benoni, Taimanov Variation
7. J M Santa Torres vs R Diabi  0-1301983World Junior ChampionshipD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
8. Z Ouennougui vs J M Santa Torres  0-1281983World Junior ChampionshipB33 Sicilian
9. J M Santa Torres vs J R Kennedy  ½-½81983World Junior ChampionshipE17 Queen's Indian
10. J M Dominguez vs J M Santa Torres  ½-½201983World Junior ChampionshipB33 Sicilian
11. J M Santa Torres vs P Sammut Briffa  1-0341983World Junior ChampionshipE88 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6
12. J M Santa Torres vs H Korhonen  ½-½201983World Junior ChampionshipA42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
13. J M Santa Torres vs I Collin  0-1451983World Junior ChampionshipE00 Queen's Pawn Game
14. M Aboudi vs J M Santa Torres  0-1411983World Junior ChampionshipB33 Sicilian
15. D Barbulescu vs J M Santa Torres  1-0521983World Junior ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
16. A Rodriguez Cespedes vs J M Santa Torres  1-0291984Thessaloniki OlympiadB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
17. W Zabasajja vs J M Santa Torres  0-1501984Thessaloniki OlympiadE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
18. J M Santa Torres vs Ribli 0-1371984Thessaloniki OlympiadE12 Queen's Indian
19. J M Santa Torres vs Tauseef Sarwar  ½-½571984Thessaloniki OlympiadE12 Queen's Indian
20. R Mateo vs J M Santa Torres 1-0301984Thessaloniki OlympiadB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
21. J M Santa Torres vs Yusupov  0-1321985WchT U26E11 Bogo-Indian Defense
22. G Barbero vs J M Santa Torres  1-0291985WchT U26E12 Queen's Indian
23. J M Santa Torres vs H Urday  1-0411986Dubai OlympiadE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
24. Ivkov vs J M Santa Torres  1-0611988New York opA07 King's Indian Attack
25. J M Santa Torres vs J Arnason  0-1371988Thessaloniki OlympiadE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-03-04  Strategic Joker: He was puertorican champion for many years , and is also an established strong IM in PR , where i live :) i played him ones , he totally annihilated me :)
Nov-04-04  SBC: <Strategic Joker>

Thanks for the insight. I had never heard of this Torres before.

Who is the current Puerto Rican champion?

Is there an annual national tournament to determine the championship?

Nov-06-04  Strategic Joker: <SBC> Yes , the current champion is Ramon Ovalle , he played in the olimpiad , you can check him out , Torre is just a IM , so i dont think he should be all that famous in the world , also there is a Championship yearly , like the world chess championchips , only puertoricans can compete , currently im aiming at taking a shot at it this year :)
Nov-12-04  SBC: <Strategic Joker>

I'd never thought of Puerto Rico as a chess playing place.

I looked up Ramon Ovalle here. I couldn't find anything elsewhere. He was rated 2184 at the Olympics and scored +2-5=1. I noticed his 2 wins were against 2 players, each rated about 200 points higher than himself.

Here's Puerto Rico's standing in the Olympics

93 place out of 129 +5 =3 -6
76 place out of 87 +5 =2 -7

Puerto Rico scored higher than many, if not most, island countries.

Where are the best places to play chess inside Puerto Rico?

Nov-20-04  Strategic Joker: the best place is San Juan , the capital , where currently a Alonso Zapata , a colombian GM resides , he trains all of puertoricos most talented players ( as the federation pays for it ) and some other players who pay for it by themselves ,like me 50$ 1hour :( , mostly San Juan is the best place because our chess federation is in there , but this federation seems to favor that area as chess in the eastern part is dead
Nov-20-04  SBC: <Strategic Joker>


I have a question though. You said, "mostly San Juan is the best place because our chess federation is in there , but this federation seems to favor that area as chess in the eastern part is dead."

From my map, it looks to me that San Juan IS in the eastern part. If so, how do you mean that chess in the eastern part is dead if that's where the center of chess is located?

I found an informative page (in Spanish, but the auto-translation is pretty readable) on chess in Puerto Rico -

Is there anything like a Carribean chess league?

While searching around, I took a virtual tour of San Juan. That is a very beautiful city with a richness one seldom finds here in the states.

Nov-20-04  Strategic Joker: ok san juan is in the northern part of pr mostly and chess is favored there is where the rich people live , the eastern part check your map , it should be Fajardo Ceiba Humacao Luquillo Rio Grande Caguas :) also our federation seems to favor some certain players i dont know who why but these players are getting their GM tutitions payed i gotta pay for mine 50$ an hour , with is impossible unless your from a rich family , so basically if your not one of the favorites your chess talent will be lost , as it happened to many players , many reached 2000 with hard efforts but the federation does nothing to co operate, i wish this was different though , as once you see a player has talent even if his rated 1000 you should work on him ( not the case here :( )
Oct-16-12  BIDMONFA: Juan Santa Torres

SANTA, Juan Martin

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