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Manuel Rivas Pastor
M Rivas Pastor 
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Number of games in database: 878
Years covered: 1977 to 2011
Last FIDE rating: 2541
Highest rating achieved in database: 2559

Overall record: +314 -228 =327 (54.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 9 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (49) 
    E90 E70 E73 E61 E81
 English (33) 
    A10 A13 A16 A17 A15
 Sicilian (30) 
    B40 B51 B30 B20 B52
 Queen's Gambit Declined (29) 
    D30 D31 D37 D38 D35
 Queen's Pawn Game (24) 
    D02 E10 A45 A46 A40
 English, 1 c4 e5 (24) 
    A28 A22 A21 A25
With the Black pieces:
 Pirc (53) 
    B07 B08
 Queen's Pawn Game (49) 
    A41 A46 D02 A40 E00
 French Defense (44) 
    C03 C16 C11 C10 C02
 Sicilian (33) 
    B28 B43 B22 B50 B25
 Ruy Lopez (29) 
    C92 C60 C67 C91 C94
 English (22) 
    A10 A13 A11 A17 A12
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Sosonko vs Rivas Pastor, 1978 0-1
   Rivas Pastor vs Suba, 1980 1-0
   Rivas Pastor vs A J Mestel, 1982 1-0
   Rivas Pastor vs Psakhis, 1982 1-0
   Spassky vs Rivas Pastor, 1985 1/2-1/2
   Polugaevsky vs Rivas Pastor, 1985 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Las Palmas (1987)
   9th European Junior Championship 1979/80 (1979)
   Hastings 1981/82 (1981)
   Barcelona (1992)
   Madrid (1993)
   Salamanca (1991)
   Aaronson Masters (1979)
   Las Palmas (1979)
   Amsterdam Zonal (1978)
   Minsk (1982)
   7th European Junior Championship 1977/78 (1977)
   New York Open (1989)
   Thessaloniki Olympiad (1988)
   Valletta Olympiad (1980)
   EUR-chT (Men) 9th (1989)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Hastings (1981/82) by Chessical

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(born Jul-13-1960, 62 years old) Spain

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He grew up in southern Spain, mostly in Seville. From the late 1970s to the early 1990s, Manuel Rivas Pastor was one of Spain's leading chess players. He has competed many times in the finals of the Spanish Chess Championships, played every year in a different location in Spain. He has won it outright four times: 1978, 1979, 1981 (played in Seville), and 1991. His first international success was in 1977, when he shared 7th place in the U20 World Junior Chess Championships in Innsbruck. Manuel Rivas Pastor achieved another significant result at the turn of 1979 and 1980 in Groningen, where he shared the 4th place (with Zurab Azmaiparashvili and James Plaskett) in the European Junior Chess Championship in the same age category.

Manuel Rivas Pastor has achieved several successes in international chess tournaments, including in Medina del Campo (1980, 2nd place), Torremolinos (1983, 1st place), Isla de Santa Catalina (1987, shared 1st place), Salamanca (1989, shared 1st place), Albacete (1989, shared 1st place), Lorca (2005, 1st place), Malaga Open (2006, 2nd place), Almería (2006, 2nd place; 2007, 1st place), Ourense (2008, shared 2nd place), San Cristóbal de La Laguna (2008, shared 2nd place), Seville (2009, 1st place) and in Paul Keres Memorial Tournament (Vancouver, 2010, shared 1st place).

Manuel Rivas Pastor played for Spain in the Chess Olympiads:

In 1978, at second reserve board in the 23rd Chess Olympiad in Buenos Aires (+2, =2, -1), In 1980, at fourth board in the 24th Chess Olympiad in La Valletta (+5, =4, -3), In 1984, at first board in the 26th Chess Olympiad in Thessaloniki (+2, =4, -1), In 1988, at second board in the 28th Chess Olympiad in Thessaloniki (+4, =6, -1), In 1992, at first board in the 30th Chess Olympiad in Manila (+2, =6, -3). Manuel Rivas Pastor played for Spain in the European Team Chess Championships:

In 1989, at first board in the 9th European Team Chess Championship in Haifa (+4, =0, -3), In 1992, at first board in the 10th European Team Chess Championship in Debrecen (+2, =4, -2)

Wikipedia article: Manuel Rivas Pastor

Last updated: 2021-12-03 04:53:42

 page 1 of 36; games 1-25 of 877  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Yusupov vs M Rivas Pastor  ½-½431977Wch U20A29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
2. M Rivas Pastor vs N Ristic  1-04519777th European Junior Championship 1977/78A37 English, Symmetrical
3. A Groszpeter vs M Rivas Pastor  1-02019777th European Junior Championship 1977/78C60 Ruy Lopez
4. M Rivas Pastor vs G Franzoni  ½-½8119777th European Junior Championship 1977/78D44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
5. S Skembris vs M Rivas Pastor  ½-½6519777th European Junior Championship 1977/78E11 Bogo-Indian Defense
6. O Foisor vs M Rivas Pastor  1-05719777th European Junior Championship 1977/78A44 Old Benoni Defense
7. M Rivas Pastor vs V Freund  1-04719777th European Junior Championship 1977/78E18 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3
8. T Yilmaz vs M Rivas Pastor ½-½4119777th European Junior Championship 1977/78B33 Sicilian
9. M Rivas Pastor vs C Schubert  0-13819777th European Junior Championship 1977/78E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
10. Van der Wiel vs M Rivas Pastor  0-13619777th European Junior Championship 1977/78B32 Sicilian
11. L Haritver vs M Rivas Pastor  0-1231978MontillaB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
12. M Rivas Pastor vs F Visier Segovia  ½-½421978MontillaB40 Sicilian
13. M Rivas Pastor vs V Ciocaltea  ½-½301978MontillaB06 Robatsch
14. F J Sanz Alonso vs M Rivas Pastor  ½-½191978MontillaB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
15. M Rivas Pastor vs J Bellon Lopez  0-1341978MontillaB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
16. M Rivas Pastor vs J Santos  ½-½4219787th European Junior Championship 1977/78A16 English
17. C Bjork vs M Rivas Pastor  ½-½3419787th European Junior Championship 1977/78C60 Ruy Lopez
18. M Rivas Pastor vs L Roos  0-13419787th European Junior Championship 1977/78A12 English with b3
19. P Busuttil vs M Rivas Pastor  0-11919787th European Junior Championship 1977/78B23 Sicilian, Closed
20. Hort vs M Rivas Pastor  1-0371978Montilla-MorilesD23 Queen's Gambit Accepted
21. Gligoric vs M Rivas Pastor  1-0501978Montilla-MorilesD25 Queen's Gambit Accepted
22. Miles vs M Rivas Pastor  1-0651978Montilla-MorilesD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
23. M Rivas Pastor vs Spassky  ½-½151978Montilla-MorilesA37 English, Symmetrical
24. Emilio Cruz Lorenzana vs M Rivas Pastor  0-1271978Buenos Aires OlympiadD25 Queen's Gambit Accepted
25. M Rivas Pastor vs V Inkiov  ½-½741978Buenos Aires OlympiadB50 Sicilian
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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-15-03  pawntificator: Heck of a rating. Too bad about his record in the database...I guess that's what happens when you only play the best of the best. And when you only have your games against the bestest of the best in the database. Poor guy. Three cheers for Pastor! Hip hip! Hooray!
Aug-15-03  Sylvester: Who is he? Where is he from?
Aug-15-03  Ribeiro: <Sylvester> GM Manuel Rivas Pastor is from Spain.
Aug-15-03  Sylvester: Thanks, Ribeiro.
Aug-15-03  Ribeiro: <Sylvester> You are welcome!
Aug-04-04  meloncio: GM Manuel Rivas got his top level in early 80's. He's Sevillian like me, and I remember when he got the 1981 Spanish Championship in Sevilla (!), when he was only 21 years old, and after that had several good years. Today, I know almost nothing about him, except the list on the FEDE site.
May-29-06  BIDMONFA: Manuel Rivas-Pastor

RIVAS, Manuel

Jul-13-08  brankat: Happy Birthday Manuel!
Oct-02-08  Ezzy: Today he has been disqualified from the Spanish Championships for refusing a doping test. He could be the very first player to suffer under the FIDE rules in this situation.
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  matey: Bravo, Manuel Rivas-Pastor, Bravo!
Oct-02-08  Ezzy: GM Manuel Rivas was disqualified from the ongoing Spanish Championship when he refused to submit to a doping test. Now, perhaps at some point there will be a substance that (a) substantially helps the performance of a chess player and (b) is dangerous and needs to be controlled, but in the meantime, what's the point?

This stupid FIDE rule, which as far as I know had never previously been enforced, goes back to 1999 when FIDE had some hopes of becoming part of the Olympic movement. Since that didn't work out (chess was an exhibition sport in the Sydney Olympics in 2000, and that was the end of that), can we stop pretending chess is a real sport - or at least the sort of sport where these blood tests are relevant?

The Chess Mind
By Dennis Monokroussos.

Jul-13-09  brankat: Happy Birthday GM Rivas-Pastor!
Jul-13-09  WhiteRook48: he must be very religious
Premium Chessgames Member
  Everett: Concentration enhancing drugs are very effective, but so is having slight, specific autism that can make one slightly strange but an absolute killer automaton on the chessboard.

The future will bring some interesting issues to the fore.

Aug-21-09  SugarDom: This is obvious to a lot of chess players...Look at Nakamura...hehe
Premium Chessgames Member
  Everett: I was thinking Carlsen as the most recent, and blatant, example.
Aug-21-09  SugarDom: I was going to say that, but i was afraid of Carlsen fans. hehe
Jul-13-10  wordfunph: 1990 Palma de Mallorca: 154 Grandmasters were entered out of 182 participants. GM Manuel Rivas of Spain was the last placer. GM Sammy Reshevsky, played and placed 179th-181st together with GM Vlastimil Jansa.

happy birthday Manuel!

Jul-13-11  badenbaden: ¡Felicidades, Manolo!
El Bobby del Claret...
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  eternaloptimist: Happy birthday to GM Rivas-Pastor!

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