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Cristhian Cruz Sanchez
Number of games in database: 175
Years covered: 2006 to 2020
Last FIDE rating: 2568 (2516 rapid, 2502 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2571

Overall record: +79 -41 =48 (61.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 7 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Nimzo Indian (12) 
    E46 E25 E36 E51 E38
 English (10) 
    A10 A13 A15 A14 A11
 King's Indian (10) 
    E73 E60 E63 E94
 Slav (8) 
    D11 D12 D18 D15 D17
 Queen's Gambit Declined (6) 
    D35 D37 D31 D38
 Semi-Slav (6) 
    D43 D44 D45
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (27) 
    B92 B48 B51 B50 B47
 French Defense (10) 
    C18 C07 C11 C03 C10
 Queen's Pawn Game (10) 
    A40 E00 A46 A45 D05
 Nimzo Indian (10) 
    E38 E32 E44 E43 E21
 Sicilian Taimanov (6) 
    B48 B47 B49
 Bogo Indian (5) 
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Vitor Firmo de Souza Rocha vs C Cruz, 2014 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Tromso Olympiad (2014)
   20th Montcada Open (2012)
   American Continental (2014)
   American Continental (2018)
   Turin Olympiad (2006)
   Baku Olympiad (2016)
   Batumi Olympiad (2018)

   🏆 Chennai Olympiad
   C Cruz vs L Moroni Jr (Aug-09-22) 1-0
   M Mchedlishvili vs C Cruz (Aug-08-22) 1/2-1/2
   C Cruz vs E Can (Aug-07-22) 0-1
   C Cruz vs S P Sethuraman (Aug-06-22) 1/2-1/2
   N Yakubboev vs C Cruz (Aug-05-22) 1-0

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(born Feb-07-1992, 30 years old) Peru

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Cristhian (sometimes spelled as "Christian") Cruz became a FIDE Master in 2004 and an IM in 2008. In 2012 he was awarded the GM title. He is the son of IM Filemon Cruz and the brother of IM Jonathan Cruz.

Wikipedia article: Cristhian Cruz Sánchez

Last updated: 2021-02-07 05:40:04

 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 206  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. C Cruz vs K Vera  1-0362002Lima 1st qual opD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
2. R Forster vs C Cruz  0-1532006Turin OlympiadB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
3. C Cruz vs Mikhalevski  0-1382006Turin OlympiadD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
4. S Cicak vs C Cruz  1-0472006Turin OlympiadB50 Sicilian
5. D J Queralto vs C Cruz  0-1692006Turin OlympiadB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
6. C Cruz vs S Conquest  0-1242006Turin OlympiadA31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
7. M Latorre vs C Cruz  0-1582006Turin OlympiadE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
8. C Cruz vs T Likavsky 0-1342006Turin OlympiadE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
9. I Gourlay vs C Cruz  1-0272006Turin OlympiadA04 Reti Opening
10. P Dias vs C Cruz  ½-½602006Turin OlympiadE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
11. C Cruz vs R Djurhuus  0-1482006Turin OlympiadA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
12. B Bieluczyk vs C Cruz  0-1572006Turin OlympiadB53 Sicilian
13. C Cruz vs A H Wohl  0-1472006Turin OlympiadE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
14. H Teske vs C Cruz  1-0302006XXIX Open Barbera del VallesB54 Sicilian
15. H Asis Gargatagli vs C Cruz  ½-½282006XXIX Open Barbera del VallesE38 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5
16. C Cruz vs F Cruz  ½-½122006XXIX Open Barbera del VallesE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
17. C Cruz vs J Cuartas Medina  0-1202006XXIX Open Barbera del VallesD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
18. M Munoz Pantoja vs C Cruz  ½-½112007Castellar op 16thB32 Sicilian
19. C Cruz vs O Almeida Quintana  0-1642009Tancats de la Societat Coral CA73 Benoni, Classical, 9.O-O
20. V Moskalenko vs C Cruz  1-0402009Tancats de la Societat Coral CE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
21. C Cruz vs A Rodriguez Cespedes  ½-½522009Tancats de la Societat Coral CE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
22. I Starostits vs C Cruz  1-0352009XXXVI OpenB25 Sicilian, Closed
23. C Cruz vs L Bregadze  0-1382009XXXII OpenE12 Queen's Indian
24. C Cruz vs A Fier  0-1302009XI Sants OpenE36 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
25. M Narciso Dublan vs C Cruz  1-0462009LIII Cto Div. HonorA37 English, Symmetrical
 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 206  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-04-08  Caissanist: 16 year-old FM Cristhian Cruz of Peru. He apparently liked Europe so much when he went to the last olympiad that he decided to stay, and his improvement since then has been mind-boggling. The 2225 rating is from April 2006; on the July 2008 list he is at 2508, and Fide projects that he has risen to 2520 since then. That would make him Peru's second player, behind GM Granda.
Oct-16-08  Caissanist: Now in fact Peru's second player, at 2534 (2545 projected)--but still only an FM, even though he reportedly got the necessary IM norms years ago. Cruz seems to be on bad terms with the Peruvian chess federation and was widely criticized for moving to Spain, which may have something to do with the delay.
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  Tabanus: He's an IM,

Picture of him as champion of Peru in October 2009:

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  Tabanus: He won today a rapid tournament in Casar de Caceres, Spain:

Nov-17-09  Caissanist: Tabanus--do you have any further information about the 2009 Peruvian championship? I looked on the net and could find nothing, in English or Spanish.
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  Tabanus: <Caissanist> I can't find anything either.

The picture: I interpreted "El Campeón M.I. Cristhian Cruz de Perú" as "Champion of Peru". I guess it just means Champion Cruz from Peru.

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  Tabanus: <Caissanist> Perhaps this is the championship of Peru 2009, with best players lacking?

Nov-24-09  Caissanist: <tabanus>--yes, that was it, thanks. The 2009 event was a weak open tournament without the participation of any of the Cruz's, or any other of Peru's top players. Pervuian chess federation release:

The championship referred to in the picture appears to be a Spanish club championship. Neither Cruz nor his father has played outside of Spain since coming to that country.

Nov-24-09  Caissanist: Story about the Spanish club tournament Cruz won, which mentions that he has two GM norms:
Mar-05-10  Caissanist: According to this Chessbase report, Cruz has now qualified for the GM title:
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  Tabanus: He ended 5th today in the "Campionat de Catalunya Juvenil 2010" (Spain):

The tournament winner Enrique Colon Garcia (born 1993) does not have any cg games yet. (Nor have the silver medalist, while the bronze winner has one.)

Oct-18-10  Caissanist: The last few months have not been kind to the Cruz family; Christian, Filemon, and Jonathan Cruz have all lost a lot of rating points.
Oct-18-10  asianwarrior: How come he was not with the 2010 Peruvian chess olympic team?
Dec-15-11  BIDMONFA: Christian Cruz

CRUZ, Christian

Feb-07-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, GM Cristhian Cruz Sanchez.

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