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Jesus Maria de la Villa Garcia
  
Number of games in database: 325
Years covered: 1979 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2456 (2391 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2484

Overall record: +69 -92 =161 (46.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 3 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (70) 
    B80 B90 B62 B32 B43
 French Defense (20) 
    C17 C12 C02 C16 C03
 Ruy Lopez (17) 
    C69 C78 C60 C97 C73
 Sicilian Scheveningen (12) 
    B80
 Sicilian Najdorf (11) 
    B90
 Pirc (11) 
    B07 B08
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (28) 
    C05 C18 C17 C00 C15
 Sicilian (13) 
    B29 B33 B21 B45 B27
 Grunfeld (13) 
    D91 D86 D97 D85 D76
 Reti System (10) 
    A04 A06
 English, 1 c4 c5 (10) 
    A34
 French Winawer (10) 
    C18 C17 C15
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   De la Villa Garcia vs J Fernandez Garcia, 1990 1/2-1/2
   De la Villa Garcia vs S Garza Marco, 2011 1-0
   De la Villa Garcia vs F Izeta Txabarri, 1990 1-0
   De la Villa Garcia vs J Fernandez Garcia, 1990 1/2-1/2
   D Cruz Alvarez de Ron vs De la Villa Garcia, 2006 0-1
   Susan Polgar vs De la Villa Garcia, 1989 0-1
   M Marin vs De la Villa Garcia, 1987 1/2-1/2
   Illescas Cordoba vs De la Villa Garcia, 1987 1/2-1/2
   Chiburdanidze vs De la Villa Garcia, 1990 0-1
   M Godena vs De la Villa Garcia, 1999 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   San Fernando Open (1991)
   Las Palmas (1991)
   XI Anibal Open (2005)
   Spanish Team Championship (Honor Division) (2012)
   Pamplona 1997/98 (1997)
   Sitges Open (1993)
   Palma de Mallorca Open (1991)
   Pamplona 1990/91 (1991)
   Szirak Interzonal (1987)
   18th Lloyds Bank Masters Open (1994)
   Lisbon Open (2001)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   1998-9 Pamplona Interzonal by gauer

RECENT GAMES:
   🏆 TCh-ESP Div Honor
   De la Villa Garcia vs M Santos Ruiz (Oct-01-16) 1/2-1/2
   De la Villa Garcia vs B Grachev (Sep-17-14) 1/2-1/2
   D Anton Guijarro vs De la Villa Garcia (Aug-26-13) 1-0, rapid
   M Perez Candelario vs De la Villa Garcia (Nov-11-12) 0-1
   A Romero Holmes vs De la Villa Garcia (Nov-10-12) 1/2-1/2

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JESUS MARIA DE LA VILLA GARCIA
(born Jun-30-1958, 64 years old) Spain

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Jesus de la Villa Garcia was born in Palencia. He was Spanish champion in 1985 and 1988. De la Villa was awarded the FIDE grandmaster title in 1999.

Wikipedia article: Jesús de la Villa

Last updated: 2017-03-13 07:45:42

 page 1 of 15; games 1-25 of 371  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Rivas Pastor vs De la Villa Garcia  1-0381979ESP-chA48 King's Indian
2. S Mariotti vs De la Villa Garcia  ½-½291987Andorra ZonalA15 English
3. A Antunes vs De la Villa Garcia  0-1411987Andorra ztC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
4. Illescas Cordoba vs De la Villa Garcia  ½-½271987Santa CatalinaB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
5. De la Villa Garcia vs Portisch ½-½611987Szirak InterzonalB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
6. Nunn vs De la Villa Garcia 1-0521987Szirak InterzonalC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
7. De la Villa Garcia vs Velimirovic  1-0471987Szirak InterzonalB32 Sicilian
8. Hjartarson vs De la Villa Garcia 1-0281987Szirak InterzonalD02 Queen's Pawn Game
9. L Christiansen vs De la Villa Garcia  ½-½611987Szirak InterzonalD21 Queen's Gambit Accepted
10. Beliavsky vs De la Villa Garcia 1-0461987Szirak InterzonalD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
11. De la Villa Garcia vs S Bouaziz  0-1421987Szirak InterzonalB23 Sicilian, Closed
12. Andersson vs De la Villa Garcia  ½-½421987Szirak InterzonalA04 Reti Opening
13. De la Villa Garcia vs Adorjan  ½-½141987Szirak InterzonalB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
14. M Marin vs De la Villa Garcia  ½-½401987Szirak InterzonalA52 Budapest Gambit
15. De la Villa Garcia vs Flear  ½-½151987Szirak InterzonalC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
16. M Todorcevic vs De la Villa Garcia  1-0391987Szirak InterzonalA46 Queen's Pawn Game
17. De la Villa Garcia vs Ljubojevic  ½-½541987Szirak InterzonalB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
18. G Milos vs De la Villa Garcia  1-0461987Szirak InterzonalE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
19. De la Villa Garcia vs Benjamin  0-1441987Szirak InterzonalB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
20. Salov vs De la Villa Garcia 1-0261987Szirak InterzonalA46 Queen's Pawn Game
21. De la Villa Garcia vs D Allan  1-0421987Szirak InterzonalC60 Ruy Lopez
22. De la Villa Garcia vs I Morovic Fernandez  ½-½281987Las PalmasC07 French, Tarrasch
23. M Rivas Pastor vs De la Villa Garcia  1-0401987Las PalmasA34 English, Symmetrical
24. M Sisniega vs De la Villa Garcia  1-0371987Las PalmasC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
25. J E Armas Gutierrez vs De la Villa Garcia  ½-½581987Las PalmasD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-27-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: Jesus De La Villa Garcia
Born 30th August 1958 in Palencia
Spanish champion in 1985.
Apr-03-06  BIDMONFA: Jesus De La Villa Garcia

DE LA VILLA, Jesús
http://www.bidmonfa.com/de_la_villa...
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Aug-30-06  spirit: Hippi birthday jeez!
Aug-30-06  Panic At The Disco: Jesus De La Villa!
Aug-30-07  lopium: Feliz cumpleaños.
Aug-30-08  lopium: ¡Feliz cumpleaños!
Aug-30-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  Peligroso Patzer: Jesus de la Villa is the author of the recently released "100 Endgames You Must Know" (New in Chess 2008). Despite a few flaws, I have found it to be an excellent book.

As far as the flaws are concerned, in addition to a few typographical errors, there is the curious statement on page 57 that the author has "never seen [King + Knight Checkmate (versus King on a- or h-file in front of its own advanced pawn)] in an actual game ...". He is apparently unaware of this example from the Cuban Championship several years ago: J Nogueiras vs M Gongora, 2001.

Aug-30-08  artyom2008: Happy birthday!!!!!!!!
Aug-30-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  Peligroso Patzer: I have one additional comment re: de la Villa's "100 Endgames". On page 203, Position 12.42 is as follows:


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(White to move)

De la Villa gives the winning breakthrough with 1. h6! Ke6 2. g6

Of this breakthrough, de la Villa remarks that it "has caught out many players, among them Capablanca."

The only similar position involving Capablanca known to me is I-106 (Capablanca - Ed. Lasker, London Simul 1913) from page 42 of the 2nd Edition of Dvoretsky's Endgame Manual:


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(Black to move)

The game continuation was 1. ... Ke5?? 2. h6! and White wins. Dvoretsky points out that "The draw would have been assured after 1. ... Ke6! 2. Kxd4 f4 3. Ke4 f3 4. Kxf3 Kf5 5. g6 hg 6. hg Kf6=."

Does anyone know of the instance alluded to by de la Villa where Capablanca fell victim to this breakthrough?

Aug-30-09  wordfunph: Feliz cumpleaños GM Jesus De La Villa Garcia!
Aug-30-10  kramputz: Could we come up with a few more names for him. This one is not long enough... "Little boy in the second chair; how do you spell your name."
Aug-30-11  Wild Bill: Feliz cumpleaños, señor de la Villa.
Aug-30-11  ildum: Su libro 'Desmontando la siciliana' es muy interesante para aprender como jugar la siciliana con blancas.

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His book 'Dismantling the Sicilian' is very interesting to learn how to play the sicilian as white.

Jan-08-17  Sourav: Position I.6 is as follows:


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The author states 'Black wins, no matter whose move it is'. I do not see how black can win this game. Can someone please explain?

Jan-08-17  Retireborn: Basically Black plays ...Nd5-f4. When/if White plays Kg1, then ...Ke2. Then White plays Kh1 and Black replies ...Nh3! Then gxh3 is forced and Black plays ...Kf2 and promotes his pawn.
Apr-23-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  WTHarvey: Here are 30 checkmates and combinations from the GM's games: http://wtharvey.com/dlvg.html What would you do?
Oct-22-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher:


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<Retireborn: Basically Black plays ...Nd5-f4. When/if White plays Kg1, then ...Ke2. Then White plays Kh1 and Black replies ...Nh3! Then gxh3 is forced and Black plays ...Kf2 and promotes his pawn.>

I think ...Nc4-d2 works also, e.g. 1....Nc4 2.Ke1 Nd2 3.Kd1 Kf2, or 2.Kg1 Nd2 3.Kh1 Nf3 and White has to take the knight, allowing an immediate forced mate (4.gf Kf2 5.f4 g2+ etc.).

<He is apparently unaware of this example from the Cuban Championship several years ago: J Nogueiras vs M Gongora, 2001.>

That's been fixed in the 2018 edition; he also mentions an ICC blitz game where the side with the pawn let his flag fall rather than allow the mate.

I really like the book.

Oct-22-20  Retireborn: Oh, Jesus.
Oct-14-21  stridergene: Oh my Jesus, De La Villa's book is a classic and a must for beginner, intermediate and even for some advance players.

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