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Eduardo Iturrizaga Bonelli
Iturrizaga Bonelli 
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Number of games in database: 859
Years covered: 2004 to 2022
Last FIDE rating: 2607 (2635 rapid, 2653 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2673

Overall record: +261 -105 =249 (62.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 244 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 English (106) 
    A15 A13 A17 A14 A10
 English, 1 c4 c5 (48) 
    A37 A30 A34 A33 A36
 English, 1 c4 e5 (34) 
    A20 A28 A22 A21 A27
 King's Indian (31) 
    E63 E97 E94 E62 E92
 Queen's Pawn Game (26) 
    D02 E10 A41 A46 A40
 Semi-Slav (23) 
    D45 D44 D43
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (141) 
    B27 B32 B48 B47 B30
 Queen's Pawn Game (40) 
    A50 A46 A45 E10 E00
 Caro-Kann (39) 
    B12 B18 B13 B15 B10
 Queen's Indian (35) 
    E15 E17 E12 E16 E19
 Nimzo Indian (34) 
    E39 E20 E46 E21 E32
 Modern Benoni (24) 
    A58 A62 A57 A59 A70
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Iturrizaga Bonelli vs V Papin, 2010 1-0
   Tingjie Lei vs Iturrizaga Bonelli, 2018 1/2-1/2
   Iturrizaga Bonelli vs A Chandra, 2018 1-0
   J M Dominguez vs Iturrizaga Bonelli, 2007 0-1
   Iturrizaga Bonelli vs V Kulakov, 2008 1-0
   A Jaunooby vs Iturrizaga Bonelli, 2013 0-1
   Iturrizaga Bonelli vs Holzke, 2009 1-0
   Iturrizaga Bonelli vs Borges Mateos, 2012 1-0
   R S Jones vs Iturrizaga Bonelli, 2010 1/2-1/2
   C Fernandez Diaz vs Iturrizaga Bonelli, 2011 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Riga Technical University Open (2014)
   Pro Chess League (2018)
   Dubai Open (2017)
   London Chess Classic Open (2016)
   PRO League Group Stage (2019)
   Abu Dhabi Masters (2016)
   48th World Junior Championship (2009)
   Turin Olympiad (2006)
   Istanbul Olympiad (2012)
   29th Cappelle-la-Grande (2013)
   Gibraltar Masters (2017)
   Gibraltar Masters (2013)
   Sharjah Masters (2019)
   Tromso Olympiad (2014)
   European Individual Championship (2022)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Hyperaccelerated Dragon by Gerareis
   2012 Americas Continental Championship by gauer

   🏆 MrDodgy Invitational 3
   Iturrizaga Bonelli vs D Paravyan (Nov-26-22) 1-0, blitz
   Iturrizaga Bonelli vs Fressinet (Nov-26-22) 0-1, blitz
   M Lagarde vs Iturrizaga Bonelli (Nov-26-22) 1/2-1/2, blitz
   B Grachev vs Iturrizaga Bonelli (Nov-26-22) 0-1, blitz
   Iturrizaga Bonelli vs M Muradli (Nov-26-22) 0-1, blitz

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(born Nov-01-1989, 33 years old) Venezuela (federation/nationality Spain)

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Grandmaster. Iturrizaga won consecutive national championships from 2005 to 2008. Tournament victories: Benidorm and Open Balaguer 2009. Dubai Open and XXVII Torneo Abierto de Collado Villalba 2010. Circuit Català 2011. He was =1st at the Zonal 2.3 in June 2013, qualifying for World Cup (2013) from which he was eliminated when he lost in the first round to US GM Alexander Onischuk. His results in the American Continental Championship 2015 earned him qualification to the World Cup (2015) where in the first round, he met Israeli GM Maxim Rodshtein, going down in the first round and bowing out of the tournament. Bonelli edged out Jorden Van Foreest and Benjamin Bok on tiebreak at the 21st Hogeschool Zeeland Tournament 2017. 1


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Last updated: 2021-11-16 19:04:26

 page 1 of 38; games 1-25 of 929  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Iturrizaga Bonelli vs A Veingold  0-1402004Binissalem op 17thB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
2. Iturrizaga Bonelli vs R Gonzalez Davila  1-0542004Calvia OlympiadA07 King's Indian Attack
3. Iturrizaga Bonelli vs O Bouhaddoun 1-0372004Calvia OlympiadA16 English
4. R W Smith vs Iturrizaga Bonelli 1-0312004Calvia OlympiadA31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
5. Iturrizaga Bonelli vs E Cordova  0-1672004Calvia OlympiadE15 Queen's Indian
6. Iturrizaga Bonelli vs A Schartz  1-0442004Calvia OlympiadA07 King's Indian Attack
7. Iturrizaga Bonelli vs A Butnorius  0-1362004Calvia OlympiadA07 King's Indian Attack
8. Iturrizaga Bonelli vs Lputian 0-1772006Turin OlympiadC16 French, Winawer
9. C Pace vs Iturrizaga Bonelli  ½-½412006Turin OlympiadB72 Sicilian, Dragon
10. T Thamtavatvorn vs Iturrizaga Bonelli  0-1572006Turin OlympiadD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
11. Iturrizaga Bonelli vs C Domingos  1-0382006Turin OlympiadB66 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6
12. R Nokes vs Iturrizaga Bonelli  ½-½692006Turin OlympiadB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
13. Iturrizaga Bonelli vs S Agdestein 1-0522006Turin OlympiadB60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
14. S Collins vs Iturrizaga Bonelli  0-1802006Turin OlympiadB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
15. Iturrizaga Bonelli vs A Obodchuk  1-0412006Turin OlympiadC77 Ruy Lopez
16. R Markus vs Iturrizaga Bonelli  ½-½882006Turin OlympiadE15 Queen's Indian
17. V Georgiev vs Iturrizaga Bonelli  0-1432006Turin OlympiadB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
18. Iturrizaga Bonelli vs M K Wong  1-0442006Turin OlympiadB01 Scandinavian
19. R Hungaski vs Iturrizaga Bonelli  ½-½282006Pan American-ch U20B39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
20. J M Dominguez vs Iturrizaga Bonelli 0-1322007Santo Domingo ZonalD02 Queen's Pawn Game
21. Iturrizaga Bonelli vs Dominguez Perez  ½-½1092007Santo Domingo ZonalB87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
22. J C Gonzalez Zamora vs Iturrizaga Bonelli  ½-½502007Santo Domingo ZonalA46 Queen's Pawn Game
23. Iturrizaga Bonelli vs W Boada Gomez  1-0302007Santo Domingo ZonalB56 Sicilian
24. M Leon Hoyos vs Iturrizaga Bonelli  0-1532007Santo Domingo ZonalB32 Sicilian
25. Iturrizaga Bonelli vs C Vittorino  ½-½412007Santo Domingo ZonalD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
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Feb-12-10  veigaman: Amazing game by iturrizaga today, full creativity.

Feb-13-10  veigaman: this is the game named above, this is the correct link E Iturrizaga vs V Papin, 2010
Apr-07-10  lmanuel: Iturrizaga 3/3 ----->
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  Tabanus: He won Dubai Open 2010 today:, congratulations!

Apr-15-10  veigaman: Great result, another step forward !!!
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  Tabanus: 6th place today in the open Spanish tournament Vila de Salou 4-12 May 2010:

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  Tabanus: Winner of XXVII Torneo Abierto de Collado Villalba (Spain) 20-28 August 2010:

Aug-30-11  BIDMONFA: Eduardo Patricio Iturrizaga Bonelli

Winner "Circuit Català 2011"

Oct-13-11  SimonWebbsTiger: all the best to him for a speedy recovery
Nov-01-12  brankat: Happy Birthday Eduardo!
Jul-23-14  zanzibar: Looks like all is well for this player - who recently competed in the 2014 Dubia Blitz WC finishing a respectable 12-25th with 12.5/21.

The question I have is why <CG>'s PGN for that tournament use the name <E Iturrizaga>?

I think the longer name should be used.

FIDE gives his name as <Iturrizaga Bonelli, Eduardo>.

Jul-23-14  Caissanist: Chessgames doesn't write its own PGN files--they take whatever the tournament organizers, or some other website, provides them. The decision to give his name that way was most likely made by the organizers of the tournament.
Jul-24-14  zanzibar: <Caissanist> Maybe I wasn't be as clear as I could have been. Let me try again.

First, one point that could cause confusion is one you raise, that <CG> doesn't write its own PGN.

That's true, but for the moves (in the sense that you wrote). The names of players can be, and often are, changed by <CG> during the submission. For example, all the games for the Dubai Blitz WC come from the Dubai site - which is a FIDE site, and uses FIDE names for the players.

But <CG> will map the FIDE names to it's own names for every player. Sometimes the names are the same (except for the <last, first> format FIDE uses of course), but sometimes they aren't.

Examples from Dubai 2014 range from trivia:

<A Moussa Othman> vs <A. Moussa Othman>

<Alexey Aleksandrov> vs <Aleksej Aleksandrov>

to the conventional:

<Le Quang Liem> vs <Quang Liem Le>

<Lu Shanglei> vs <Shanglei Lu>

to the increasingly complicated:

<Mohamad Naser Al Sayed> vs <Mohammed Al-Sayed>

<Vladimir Fedoseev> vs <Vladimir3 Fedoseev>

But the basic idea is that <CG> has a formal name for each and every player, which is unique to <CG> (and thus can be mapped into FIDE's names).

* * * * *

With that long intro we come to the crux of the problem, which I may not have explained well.

The problem is that <CG> actually has two names for each and every player. It has a long name, as discussed, but it also has a short name.

The short names are not unique in some cases, or are, as I sometimes find, confusing for various reasons.

The short names are basically intended to save space for cases where the context provides clear indication of the player's actual identity.

So, <E. Iturrizaga> is the <CG> short name. While I might have a preference for a different short name, the critical issue is that the name in a PGN should never be the <CG> short name (imo).

Why not?

Well, ask <CG>. Generally, it isn't used for most players. Instead, the long form of the name is what you find when you download the PGN.

However, there seems to be some algorithm at play, where <CG> determines some long names are too long - or maybe too formal - and so decides to use the short name.

Now this may be OK for a famous player like Capablanca but for a generic player it strikes me as underspecified - and therefore problematic.

I want the PGN download to use <Eduardo Patricio Iturrizaga Bonelli>, i.e. the name at the top of the player profile - always!

In this particular case, it's perhaps true that the long name is overspecificed. Contrast it with another example: <Jose Raul Capablanca> vs <Jose Raul Capablanca y Graupera>.

But even Capablanca pgn files from <CG> use <Jose Raul Capablanca> and not the short name <Capablanca>.

Jul-25-14  Caissanist: Whew, OK I'll take your word for that. No argument here, it would make more sense to have the CG name in all the PGN.
Jul-26-14  zanzibar: Sorry <Caissanist>, I was in the middle of doing a big matchup of tournaments (CG vs FIDE) at the time.

But you're right that <CG> will use the name submitted in the PGN if the player doesn't exist in its database.

And so first submitters should take extra care in selecting the name.

(My preference is to try to follow the FIDE card name as much as possible, unless there is a compelling reason otherwise).

Sep-13-14  cbpatzer: He is very active lately, now he is playing
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  Penguincw: Iturrizaga recently played a game against a strong player on ICC. It started as a Reti, but black eventually played 6...h5. Black ended up winning on time.

Nov-01-14  Rookiepawn: <I´m convinced that South American players have more intuition and tricky resource, it means "potrero" than europeans but we lack of sopnsor and competitions.>

I find this concept interesting, "ajedrez de potrero". "Potrero" is any vacant lot where kids play football (soccer). Often you can see there more nice tricks than what can be seen in professional megabucks matches.

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  MissScarlett: <I´m convinced that South American players have more intuition and tricky resource, it means "potrero" than europeans but we lack of sopnsor and competitions.>

You keep your intuition, we'll keep our indoor plumbing.

Nov-01-14  Rookiepawn: <MissScarlett: You keep your intuition, we'll keep our indoor plumbing.> long as you are not one of the many homeless in USA.

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  perfidious: <Rookiepawn> Not to worry--he's a Brit.
Nov-01-14  Rookiepawn: <perfidious: <Rookiepawn> Not to worry--he's a Brit.>

Then homeless I've seen with my own eyes in London. Thatcher left a good deal of those!

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  beatgiant: It looks like he changed federation to Spain sometime in the last few months. Does anyone know any details about this?
Mar-01-21  Z truth 000000001: He retweeted this tweet, which might shed a little glimmer on the matter:


Aug-25-21  Eastfrisian: He won the Spanish Championship in 2021. Congrats.
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