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 chess24.com.Together 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