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Jesus Nogueiras
J Nogueiras 
Copyright 2013; courtesy of Arbitrajede Ajedrez.  
Number of games in database: 926
Years covered: 1978 to 2022
Last FIDE rating: 2473 (2483 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2570

Overall record: +207 -153 =544 (53.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 22 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (58) 
    E00 A46 D02 A41 A40
 King's Indian (46) 
    E77 E67 E97 E63 E90
 English (46) 
    A13 A15 A18 A17 A14
 Grunfeld (27) 
    D85 D78 D79 D92 D94
 Reti System (27) 
    A04 A06
 English, 1 c4 c5 (25) 
    A30 A34 A33 A36 A38
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (132) 
    C07 C11 C10 C18 C19
 Semi-Slav (51) 
    D43 D45 D49 D48 D47
 French (50) 
    C11 C10 C00 C12
 French Tarrasch (38) 
    C07 C03 C05 C09
 French Winawer (33) 
    C18 C19 C16 C15
 Queen's Gambit Declined (31) 
    D30 D31 D37 D35 D36
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   J Nogueiras vs M Gongora Reyes, 2001 1-0
   J Nogueiras vs G M Todorovic, 2005 1-0
   Hjartarson vs J Nogueiras, 1988 0-1
   J Nogueiras vs G Lettieri, 2003 1-0
   J Nogueiras vs Polugaevsky, 1990 1-0
   Psakhis vs J Nogueiras, 1988 0-1
   A Baiwa vs J Nogueiras, 2004 0-1
   I Rogers vs J Nogueiras, 1986 1/2-1/2
   J Nogueiras vs Kasparov, 1989 1/2-1/2
   J Nogueiras vs J Hobaica, 2003 1-0

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2000)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Buenos Aires Najdorf (1991)
   Taxco Interzonal (1985)
   Thessaloniki Olympiad (1988)
   Pan-American Team Championship (1995)
   Laszlo Toth Memorial (1979)
   Capablanca Memorial-A (1991)
   Zagreb Interzonal (1987)
   Bosna GM Tournament (1985)
   Thessaloniki Olympiad (1984)
   Valletta Olympiad (1980)
   American Continental (2003)
   Dubai Olympiad (1986)
   Lucerne Olympiad (1982)
   American Continental Championship (2005)
   Calvia Olympiad (2004)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Taxco Interzonal 1985 by suenteus po 147
   Taxco Interzonal 1985 by Tabanus
   Wijk aan Zee Hoogovens 1987 by suenteus po 147
   Szirak 1986 by Tabanus
   2004 Capablanca memorial (group II) by gauer
   Reggio Emilia 1985/86 by suenteus po 147
   2002 Capablanca memorial (elite) by
   2002 Capablanca memorial (elite) by gauer

   🏆 Guillermo Garcia Elite
   S Avila Pavas vs J Nogueiras (Apr-30-22) 1-0
   J Nogueiras vs S Avila Pavas (Apr-27-19) 1/2-1/2
   J Nogueiras vs G Kjartansson (Dec-19-14) 1/2-1/2
   L Trent vs J Nogueiras (Apr-25-13) 1/2-1/2
   Macieja vs J Nogueiras (Mar-30-13) 1-0

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(born Jul-17-1959, 63 years old) Cuba

[what is this?]
Jose de Jesus Nogueiras Santiago was born in Santa Clara. Awarded the IM title in 1972 and the GM title in 1979, he was a World Title Candidate in 1985. He was Cuban champion in 1977 (jointly), 1978, 1984 (jointly), 1991 and 2000. He finished 3rd at Havana 1987.

Wikipedia article: Jesus Nogueiras

 page 1 of 38; games 1-25 of 927  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J Nogueiras vs J Boudy Bueno  ½-½191976Capablanca mem-C 13thB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
2. Suba vs J Nogueiras 1-0231978VarnaA34 English, Symmetrical
3. Bronstein vs J Nogueiras 1-0501978JurmalaC33 King's Gambit Accepted
4. J Nogueiras vs Lanka  ½-½521978JurmalaB22 Sicilian, Alapin
5. L Schneider vs J Nogueiras  0-1461978JurmalaC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
6. J Nogueiras vs Sahovic  ½-½1041978JurmalaC04 French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line
7. Klovans vs J Nogueiras  ½-½401978JurmalaC10 French
8. J Nogueiras vs Taimanov  ½-½231978JurmalaB30 Sicilian
9. Gufeld vs J Nogueiras  ½-½151978JurmalaC78 Ruy Lopez
10. J Nogueiras vs Ermenkov  ½-½211978JurmalaB22 Sicilian, Alapin
11. Gipslis vs J Nogueiras  1-0471978JurmalaC72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O
12. Knaak vs J Nogueiras  1-0341978JurmalaD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
13. J Nogueiras vs G Ligterink  1-0351978JurmalaE22 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann Variation
14. Westerinen vs J Nogueiras  0-1391978JurmalaC10 French
15. J Nogueiras vs A Vitolinsh  0-1511978JurmalaE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
16. Lutikov vs J Nogueiras  ½-½291978JurmalaC15 French, Winawer
17. J Nogueiras vs V Kirpichnikov  0-1301978JurmalaB07 Pirc
18. A Rodriguez Cespedes vs J Nogueiras  ½-½111979Santa Fe Bogota 4thC77 Ruy Lopez
19. J Nogueiras vs Beliavsky  0-1421979BogotaC51 Evans Gambit
20. J Nogueiras vs Tarjan 0-1351979BogotaB87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
21. J Nogueiras vs J Rigo  ½-½401979Laszlo Toth MemorialE12 Queen's Indian
22. A Groszpeter vs J Nogueiras  ½-½411979Laszlo Toth MemorialB16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
23. I Farago vs J Nogueiras  1-0501979Laszlo Toth MemorialD25 Queen's Gambit Accepted
24. J Nogueiras vs K Honfi  1-0401979Laszlo Toth MemorialD91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5
25. Csom vs J Nogueiras  ½-½911979Laszlo Toth MemorialE05 Catalan, Open, Classical line
 page 1 of 38; games 1-25 of 927  PGN Download
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Feb-18-07  Whitehat1963: <Jesus is from Cuba? That ought to make for an interesting correction to the bible.>

I'm sure some who played him between about 1910 and 1936 might have thought that Capablanca was his reincarnation!

Mar-03-07  Marmot PFL: He looks like another prodigy whose interest in chess declined as an adult, if the number of short draws is any indication.
May-26-07  tonsillolith: <Marmot PFL> how dare you make a serious comment about chess when everyone else is humorously making the connection between his name and that of a historic figure!
May-26-07  LPeristy: <<WarmasterKron> Blessed are the cheesemakers?>

Clearly it's not meant to be taken literally. He's clearly referring to all makers of dairy products.

Jun-11-07  cyruslaihy: Jesus said: peace, be still, i want a quiet positional game, not a tactical melee
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  Peligroso Patzer: What a spectacular attack Nogueiras played in the game featured as today's GotD!: Hjartarson vs J Nogueiras, 1988.

He also has the distinction of being the winner in the GotD (from Christmas Day 2005) with my all-time favorite pun: J Nogueiras vs M Gongora, 2001

Jul-17-08  brankat: Happy Birthday GM Nogueiras!
Jul-17-08  blacksburg: am i the only one who thinks about jesus giving someone noogies when i see this name?

happy birthday!

Mar-24-09  Dredge Rivers: <blacksburg>

Yes, you're the only one! :)

Mar-24-09  Dredge Rivers: I tell ya, this guy's bigger than the Beatles! :)
Apr-20-09  Raisin Death Ray: Does the Budda have an entry?
Apr-20-09  shortsight: Nope, Buddha, if ever, would have played chaturanga.
Apr-21-09  Raisin Death Ray: Ok, I'll bite. What the heck is chaturanga?
Apr-22-09  Open Defence: its a game that was played in India in ancient times. Shatranj and then Chess is supposed to have developed from it
Apr-25-09  Raisin Death Ray: <Open Defence> Thank you. Maybe someday, I'll actually care. :)
Jul-17-09  wordfunph: Happy Birthday GM Nogueiras!
Jul-17-09  WhiteRook48: happy birthday
Dec-14-09  ILikeFruits: jesus...
have i been...
Dec-14-09  whatthefat: <ILikeFruits>

Is that a statement or a question?

Dec-14-09  ILikeFruits: hello whathefat...
it was...
a question...
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  GrahamClayton: Here is a Nogueiras victory that I have just uploaded to the database:

[Event "1988 Olympiad"]
[Site "Thessaloniki, Greece"]
[Date "1988.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Aleksander Sznapik"]
[Black "Jesus Nogueiras"]
[Result "1-0"]

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. ♘c3 ♗b4 4. e5 c5 5. a3 ♗xc3+ 6. bxc3 ♘e7 7. ♕g4 ♕c7 8. ♕xg7 ♖g8 9. ♕xh7 cxd4 10. ♘e2 ♘bc6 11. f4 dxc3 12. ♕d3 ♗d7 13. ♕xc3 ♘f5 14. ♖b1 d4 15. ♕d3 O-O-O 16. ♖g1 ♗e8 17. g4 ♘h4 18. ♖g3 f6 19. exf6 e5 20. g5 ♗f7 21. ♗h3+ ♔b8 22. fxe5 ♘xe5 23. ♕e4 ♖ge8 24. ♔f1 ♘eg6 25. ♕g4 ♕xc2 26. ♗f4+ ♘xf4 27. ♕xf4+ ♔a8 28. ♖e1 d3 29. ♕xh4

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29... ♕xe2+ 1-0

Source: Nick de Firmian, “Batsford’s Modern Chess Openings”, Fifteenth Edition, Batsford Chess, London, 2009, p. 218

Jul-17-12  brankat: Happy Birthday GM Nogueiras!
Jul-17-12  karnak64: Many happy returns, GM Nogueiras!
Jul-17-13  Nosnibor: Best wishes on your bithday GM Nogueiras! <GrahamClayton>In your post May21 2012 you have uploaded a game stating that Nogueiras won it but unless there is a mistake it would appear that Sznapik was the victor.
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  Penguincw: Happy 55th birthday to GM Jesus Nogueiras, probably most famous for (almost) checkmating with just a king and knight vs a king and pawn (J Nogueiras vs M Gongora Reyes, 2001).
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