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Jose Fernando Cuenca Jimenez
Cuenca Jimenez 
Number of games in database: 146
Years covered: 2001 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2535 (2378 rapid, 2378 blitz)

Overall record: +47 -30 =35 (57.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 34 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 English (10) 
    A15 A13 A17 A14 A18
 Queen's Pawn Game (9) 
    D02 E00 A46 A50
 English, 1 c4 c5 (5) 
    A30 A33 A37
 Reti System (5) 
 French Defense (5) 
    C05 C11 C00 C18
 Nimzo Indian (4) 
    E39 E34 E32
With the Black pieces:
 King's Indian (23) 
    E63 E81 E61 E92 E94
 Ruy Lopez (8) 
    C67 C78 C65 C95 C61
 French Defense (8) 
    C07 C18 C11
 Philidor's Defense (7) 
 French Tarrasch (6) 
 Giuoco Piano (4) 
    C53 C50
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Pruijssers vs Cuenca Jimenez, 2014 0-1
   D Buckley vs Cuenca Jimenez, 2012 0-1
   H U Gruenberg vs Cuenca Jimenez, 2014 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Bundesliga 2014/15 (2014)
   Gibraltar Masters (2018)
   Gibraltar Masters (2019)
   Gibraltar Masters (2017)

   🏆 VIII Iberoamerican Championship Mexico
   L de La Fuente vs Cuenca Jimenez (Feb-19-22) 1/2-1/2
   Cuenca Jimenez vs L Valdes (Feb-18-22) 1-0
   R C S Alvarez vs Cuenca Jimenez (Feb-17-22) 1/2-1/2
   Cuenca Jimenez vs S Mareco (Feb-16-22) 0-1
   G Dominguez Aguilar vs Cuenca Jimenez (Feb-15-22) 0-1

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(born Mar-17-1987, 35 years old) Spain

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FIDE Master (2004); International Master (2008); Grandmaster (2015). Commonly known as "Pepe Cuenca."

He began to excel in the championships by age being champion of Spain on several occasions: in 2003 under-16 champion in Mondariz4and in 2005 U-18 champion in Mondariz.5​

He participated in four World Cups by age remaining in the four between position 30 and 40 (U-12 Oropesa 1999, U-14 Oropesa 2001, U-16 Halkidiki 2003 and U-18 Belfort 2005).

He has been absolute champion of Andalusia in 2005, and in the championships by ages he has been champion of Andalusia in the under-12 categories in 1999, in under-14 in 2000 and 2001, in under-16 in 2002 and 2003, in under-18 in 2000 and 2005. he also won the Andalusian Under-16 Cup in 2000.

Champion of Spain of Autonomous Selections in 2001, representing the Andalusian Chess Federation. Runner-up of Andalusia by Teams of Division of Honor in 2005 with the team of the Chess Club Caja Granada.

At the age of 19 he won his title of MI (FIDE International Master) and in 2015 that of GM(International Grandmaster),by achieving his last norm in the German Bundesliga. In May 2019 it had its highest Elo of 2548 points.

In 2018 he was runner-up of Spain absolute in Linares (Jaén) and in 2019 eighth of Spain absolute, being both finals of championship tragic for the Granada to be leader before the last round.

As a coach, Pepe holds the title of FIDE Trainer.

He was champion of the International Open of La Roda in 2011. Pepe Cuenca has participated in the following European leagues: Spanish, German, French, Italian, English, Swedish, Danish and Portuguese.

In September 2020 he was proclaimed champion of Spain by teams of Division of Honor with the Chess Club Silla - Bosch Serinsys (Valencian Community) in Linares (Jaén).

At the end of 2013 Pepe Cuenca started working on the chess website with his colleague im David Martínez,they revolutionize the world of chess broadcasts, giving it a casual and fun air, attracting new people to the world of sixty-four squares. He has been compared for his style to streamer Ibai Llanos.9He has been an official commentator of the best tournaments in the world. Currently, Pepe Cuenca combines competition with broadcasts. In addition, he has toured Europe and Latin America promoting chess, through exhibitions, talks and other events.

Pepe Cuenca is a Civil Engineer from the University of Granada (2005-2010).

Wikipedia article: Pepe Cuenca

Last updated: 2021-12-16 22:26:40

 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 206  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Cuenca Jimenez vs S Megaranto  0-1512001WYB14D02 Queen's Pawn Game
2. D Baramidze vs Cuenca Jimenez  ½-½502001WYB14B27 Sicilian
3. Hernandez Guerrero vs Cuenca Jimenez  1-0222004Albacete op 12thB27 Sicilian
4. Cuenca Jimenez vs F Vallejo Pons  0-1442005XXIX Vicente Bonil AlboxA22 English
5. Cuenca Jimenez vs R Hungaski  1-0322005Wch U18A13 English
6. Cuenca Jimenez vs M Bluvshtein 0-1372005Wch U18A18 English, Mikenas-Carls
7. A Brkic vs Cuenca Jimenez  ½-½292005Wch U18B30 Sicilian
8. Cuenca Jimenez vs Ponomariov  0-1542009LIII Cto Div. HonorA14 English
9. Harikrishna vs Cuenca Jimenez  1-0472009LIII Cto Div. HonorE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
10. Cuenca Jimenez vs V Laznicka  1-0432009LIII CampeonatoA07 King's Indian Attack
11. V Malakhov vs Cuenca Jimenez 1-0732009LIII CampeonatoC41 Philidor Defense
12. Cuenca Jimenez vs Fier  0-1762009LIII CampeonatoB02 Alekhine's Defense
13. Cuenca Jimenez vs V Zakhartsov  ½-½38201030th OpenB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
14. S Rocha vs Cuenca Jimenez  0-11342010Tch-POR 1st Div FinalA15 English
15. I Cabezas Ayala vs Cuenca Jimenez  ½-½552010Tch-POR 1st Div FinalC41 Philidor Defense
16. Cuenca Jimenez vs Buhmann  ½-½132010Tch-POR 1st Div FinalC67 Ruy Lopez
17. Cuenca Jimenez vs L E Johannessen  1-0262010Tch-POR 1st Div FinalC05 French, Tarrasch
18. J Correia vs Cuenca Jimenez  0-1452010Tch-POR 1st Div FinalE91 King's Indian
19. Cuenca Jimenez vs A Khodorov  1-0462010Tch-POR 1st Div FinalA15 English
20. F Silva vs Cuenca Jimenez  ½-½462010Tch-POR 1st Div FinalE60 King's Indian Defense
21. Cuenca Jimenez vs K Spraggett  ½-½162010Tch-POR 1st Div FinalB07 Pirc
22. Cuenca Jimenez vs N Berry  ½-½4120104NCLD02 Queen's Pawn Game
23. R Palliser vs Cuenca Jimenez  1-04620104NCLE76 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack
24. D Forcen Esteban vs Cuenca Jimenez  0-118201138th La Roda OpenC41 Philidor Defense
25. F Peralta vs Cuenca Jimenez  1-0692011XXII OpenA04 Reti Opening
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Mar-16-07  BIDMONFA: Jose Cuenca Jimenez


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  Tabanus: IM Jose Fernando Cuenca Jimenez, Spain, born 17 March 1987. Rated 2453,

FM in 2004, IM in 2008. Rated 2460 in Sept. 2009.

His IM title application:


Strong 2nd place today in La Roda Open (Spain):, congratulations!

Mar-14-16  morfishine: GM Cuenca (jimenez) has been doing a great job annotating the 2016 Candidates along with IM Anna Rudolph: Anna Rudolf
Mar-17-16  kamagong24: happy birthday pepe!
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  cro777: José Fernando Cuenca Jiménez is a Spanish chess grandmaster (born in Granada). A graduate in Civil Engineering from the University of Granada (Spain), he also has an Erasmus Mundus Masters in Mathematical Modelling and a PhD in Applied Mathematics from the University of Hamburg (Germany).

As a chess24 streamer Pepe Cuenca has an inimitable and energetic style:

Apr-03-20  amadeus: GM Pepe Cuenca vs GM Magnus Carlsen, II Copa Dicharachera:

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