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Julio Becerra Rivero
J Becerra Rivero 
Photograph copyright © 2008 Federación Argentina de Ajedrez  
Number of games in database: 367
Years covered: 1992 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2495 (2568 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2614

Overall record: +133 -72 =133 (59.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 29 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (76) 
    B43 B31 B52 B48 B80
 Ruy Lopez (42) 
    C78 C90 C91 C97 C96
 French Defense (32) 
    C11 C10 C18 C01 C16
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (25) 
    C90 C91 C97 C96 C92
 French (19) 
    C11 C10 C12
 Sicilian Kan (13) 
    B43 B42
With the Black pieces:
 King's Indian (43) 
    E99 E73 E92 E62 E70
 Ruy Lopez (32) 
    C96 C69 C83 C68 C80
 Sicilian (24) 
    B50 B52 B57 B67 B89
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (15) 
    C96 C95 C85 C97 C92
 Slav (13) 
    D10 D14 D17 D15 D13
 Semi-Slav (10) 
    D45 D44 D43 D47
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   J Becerra Rivero vs J Sarkar, 2007 1-0
   J Becerra Rivero vs Robson, 2009 1-0
   J Becerra Rivero vs M Goss, 2012 1-0
   R Adamson vs J Becerra Rivero, 2004 0-1
   J Becerra Rivero vs H Spangenberg, 1994 1-0
   I Krush vs J Becerra Rivero, 2000 0-1
   Nakamura vs J Becerra Rivero, 2007 0-1
   J Becerra Rivero vs A Shvartsman, 2011 1-0
   J Becerra Rivero vs A Zapata, 1997 1-0
   J Becerra Rivero vs M Kaminski, 2005 1/2-1/2

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (1999)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   36th World Open (2008)
   Foxwoods Open (2008)
   Capablanca mem Elite 34th (1999)
   World Open (2007)
   US Championship (2007)
   Marshall Chess Club Championship (2003)
   Foxwoods Open (2009)
   United States Chess League (2008)
   US Championship (2009)
   National Open (2007)
   112th US Open (2011)
   HB Global Chess Challenge (2005)
   34th World Open (2006)
   Moscow Olympiad (1994)
   Pro Chess League (2018)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   SPICE Cup 2008 by Black Pawn

   🏆 7th Washington Int
   G Popilski vs J Becerra Rivero (Aug-14-18) 1/2-1/2
   J Becerra Rivero vs M Heimann (Mar-07-18) 0-1, rapid
   J Becerra Rivero vs M Brattain (Mar-07-18) 1/2-1/2, rapid
   S Bora vs J Becerra Rivero (Mar-07-18) 0-1, rapid
   A Shetty vs J Becerra Rivero (Mar-07-18) 1-0, rapid

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(born Oct-15-1973, 49 years old) Cuba (federation/nationality United States of America)

[what is this?]
Grandmaster (1997) and 6-time Florida chess champion. Cuban Champion in 1995 and 1996. He took 2nd place in the Cuban championship in 1999.

Wikipedia article: Julio Becerra Rivero

References: (1)

 page 1 of 17; games 1-25 of 405  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J Becerra Rivero vs A Rodriguez Cespedes  ½-½341992Fuerteventura opC60 Ruy Lopez
2. J Becerra Rivero vs A Rodriguez Cespedes  ½-½281992Capablanca mem-AC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
3. D Lima vs J Becerra Rivero  0-1661992Capablanca mem-AE90 King's Indian
4. B Lugo vs J Becerra Rivero  0-1301992Havana opB56 Sicilian
5. A Rodriguez Cespedes vs J Becerra Rivero ½-½211993Capablanca mem-BB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
6. D Lima vs J Becerra Rivero  0-1411994Capablanca mem-AE92 King's Indian
7. J Becerra Rivero vs A Antunes  1-0421994Havana opB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
8. J Becerra Rivero vs D Lima  ½-½381994Santa Clara IC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
9. J Becerra Rivero vs P San Segundo Carrillo  1-0341994Alcobendas opB40 Sicilian
10. G Hernandez Guerrero vs J Becerra Rivero  ½-½521994Capablanca mem-AB57 Sicilian
11. J Becerra Rivero vs Van Wely  ½-½591994Capablanca mem-AB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
12. Miles vs J Becerra Rivero  1-0481994Capablanca mem-AA48 King's Indian
13. J Becerra Rivero vs H Spangenberg 1-0421994CapablancaB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
14. J Becerra Rivero vs S Karp  1-0401994Moscow OlympiadC41 Philidor Defense
15. D Rogozenco vs J Becerra Rivero  1-0321994Moscow OlympiadE73 King's Indian
16. M Abarca Aguirre vs J Becerra Rivero  0-1591994Moscow OlympiadE81 King's Indian, Samisch
17. J Becerra Rivero vs R Livshits  1-0241994Moscow OlympiadB40 Sicilian
18. J Petkevich vs J Becerra Rivero  0-1291994Moscow OlympiadA38 English, Symmetrical
19. J Becerra Rivero vs J Barle  1-0361994Moscow OlympiadC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
20. J de la Villa Garcia vs J Becerra Rivero  1-0251994Moscow OlympiadB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
21. J Becerra Rivero vs Shaobin  ½-½401994Moscow OlympiadC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
22. J Becerra Rivero vs M S Lupu  1-0881994Moscow OlympiadB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
23. O Cvitan vs J Becerra Rivero  ½-½171994Moscow OlympiadE60 King's Indian Defense
24. J Becerra Rivero vs D Komljenovic  ½-½381995Cordoba opB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
25. J Becerra Rivero vs D Lima  ½-½421995Capablanca memC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
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Kibitzer's Corner
May-20-05  mindanalyzer: Cheers, Julio! I hope you do well in future tournaments. "Another Cuban from miami"
Oct-06-05  chenturini: I want read a short biography of J. Becerra-Rivero. I remember his performance in Habana, Nov-1992. Curiosly, was the first international tournament of Paco Vallejo (ten years at the moment). Becerra was spectacular, and overwhelmed all rivals. Great.
Mar-11-07  thesonicvision: there really should be more
info about him here. he's
a 2600+, and one of the best in the
May-19-07  BIDMONFA: Julio J Becerra-Rivero


May-22-07  bauernfresser: He was MVP in the US Chess League 2006.
May-16-08  Knight13: Everyone in Florida knows this guy. He steals all the $$$$ in big tournaments and always wins the Florida State Chess Championship!
Aug-11-08  myschkin: . . .

Cuban born GM <Julio Becerra-Rivero> gives some insights:

(Castle Chess Interviews)

Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: Hope Chessgames gets some bio info to let us know more about the person commentating the WC match.
Feb-10-09  Augalv: Introducing: Grandmaster Julio Becerra Rivero

May-12-09  blacksburg:
Jun-02-09  hedgeh0g: "He is a GM."


Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: He played in the olympiads 1994 (1st reserve), 1996 (board 3) and 1998 (board 4). Tournament win in 2009:

Nov-14-09  dakgootje: According to he just beat Nakamura in 12 moves. Not bad at all:

Becerra - Nakamura

1 e4 c5
2 Nf3 Nf6
3 e5 Nd5
4 Nc3 e6
5 Nd5 ed5
6 d4 Nc6
7 dc5 Bc5
8 Qd5 d6
9 Bc4 Qe7
10 Bg5 f6
11 0-0-0 de5
12 Rhe1 Resigns

Jul-13-10  strobane: What's Julio doing now?
Haven't seen any of his games since last year.
Oct-15-10  wordfunph: 2007 U.S. Championship: On his chess site, Mig Greengard generously offered to match up to $500 of readers' contributions to a brilliancy prize fund for the tournament. In the end, the first prize of $1,165 went to GM Julio Becerra for his win over GM Hikaru Nakamura. Mig relates that when he told Becerra of his prize, he asked "For which game?"
Oct-23-14  zanzibar: His wiki page has a link to a USCF bio for him:

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