Female UNAM International 2012 & UNAM 2nd International Open 2012 – Section I


I arrived one week ago from two amazing chess tournaments in Mexico City, Mexico. With a great two week adventure with my fellow Canadian friends (WCM Alexandra Botez, GM Eric Hansen, and Now IM Aman Hambleton), this period of time will be always treasured in my mind 🙂

Female UNAM International 2012

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This is the official poster for the Female UNAM tournament. As you can see, here are all the players within this tournament. 18 players were invited to this event. The players were divided into three sections: A, B, C. I played in Section A, and WCM Alexandra Botez in Section C.

This tournament was simply a great experience for me, especially because I am not a huge fan of rapid tournaments (15m +3s per player) and also, I was the lowest rated in my section, by atleast 100 fide. I managed to win one match against Marina Rizzo WFM 2054 ARG. The tournament was 5 days, and each day you played four games against your opponent. Out of my five matches I still ended up getting 3.5/20, which I believe was a great result for me, personally. Here is the results of every section of the female tournament.

Section A

Rk. Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 TB1 TB2 TB3
1 Olga Alexandrova IM 2409 ESP * 3½ 1½ 3½ 4 3½ 8 16.0 0
2 Sulennis Pina Vega WGM 2332 CUB ½ * 2½ 2½ 4 3½ 8 13.0 0
3 Guliskhan Nakhbayeba WGM 2334 KAZ 2½ 1½ * 3 4 2 7 13.0 0
4 Arlette Van Weersel WIM 2168 NED ½ 1½ 1 * 3 4 4 10.0 0
5 Yelizaveta Orlova WCM 1961 CAN 0 0 0 1 * 2½ 2 3.5 0
6 Marina Rizzo WFM 2054 ARG ½ ½ 2 0 1½ * 1 4.5 0

Section B

Rk. Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 TB1 TB2 TB3
1 Sopiko Guramishvili IM 2403 GEO * 3 2 3 2 4 8 14.0 0
2 Nafisa Muminova WIM 2349 UZB 1 * 2 2½ 3½ 4 7 13.0 0
3 Nargiz Umodova WIM 2220 AZE 2 2 * 0 2½ 4 6 10.5 0
4 Iva VIdenova WGM 2318 BUL 1 1½ 4 * 2 4 5 12.5 0
5 Elena Partac WGM 2086 MDA 2 ½ 1½ 2 * 4 4 10.0 0
6 Aurora Esquivel De Leon WIM 1965 MEX 0 0 0 0 0 * 0 0.0 0

Section C

Rk. Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 TB1 TB2 TB3
1 Lisandra Teresa Ordaz Valdes WGM 2350 * 2½ 2½ 2 4 4 9 15.0 0
2 Ticia Gara WGM 2377 HUN 1½ * 3 2 2 4 6 12.5 0
3 Nino Maisuradze WGM 2315 FRA 1½ 1 * 2½ 3 4 6 12.0 0
4 Irina Andrenko WIM 2233 UKR 2 2 1½ * 2 3 5 10.5 0
5 Alexandra Botez WCM 2015 CAN 0 2 1 2 * 2 3 7.0 0
6 Maria Jose Toro Pradenas WFM 2009 CHI 0 0 0 1 2 * 1 3.0 0

You can find some news about this tournament in ChessBase, see the links below!

http://chessbase.de/nachrichten.asp?newsid=13644


The Tournament turned out to be a success! I got to know all of the participants, and found out that 14/18 of the women knew Russian! Sucks to be the other 4! I met a lot of interesting people these 5 days, and am greatful for that! After the tournament finished, WCM Alexandra Botez and I realized we would not make it to the next level of the Female Tournament so we got to play in the UNAM 2nd International Open 2012 with our two friends GM Eric Hansen, and before the tournament FM Aman Hambleton.

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UNAM 2nd International Open 2012 – Section I

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This tournament was my very first OPEN international tournament, and even though I did not have the result I wanted, it was still a very great experience for me!

My very first game was an upset, I played against a Mexican IM Garmendez Gonzalez Florentino (Elo: 2298), and lost a winning position. Being low on time for most of the game, and having a huge audience watching, I slowly changed a winning position to a drawn position, finally to a losing position.

This is a photo being taken of myself playing an IM, round 1.

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My Second and Third games were well played! I won against a 2120 mexican player, and drew WIM Van Weersel Arlette (Elo: 2168).

Fourth and Fifth round were played badly because of personal reasons, but the 4 remaining rounds I managed to draw all of them.

Every single person I played in this tournament were above me in rating. I am proud of myself either way:)!

Results for Myself

Name Orlova Yelizaveta
Title WCM
Starting rank 126
Rating 1961
Rating national 0
Rating international 1961
Ratingperformance 2038
FIDE rtg +/- 12.3
Points 3.5
Rank 116
Federation CAN
Ident-Number 0
Fide-ID 2601826

Rd. Bo. SNo Name Rtg FED Club/City Pts. Res.
1 41 40 IM Garmendez Gonzalez Florentino 2293 MEX PUE 5.0 w 0
2 45 67 Vega Castaneda Ulises Antonio 2120 MEX D F 5.0 s 1
3 39 58 WIM Van Weersel Arlette 2168 NED 6.5 w ½
4 36 51 IM Navarro Segura Roberto 2198 MEX D F 3.5 s 0
5 54 97 Casillas Pellat Jose De Jesus 2047 MEX D F 3.5 w 0
6 63 113 Waldo Zalapa Alejandro 2004 MEX MCH 3.5 s ½
7 59 89 Ramirez Osio Julio Adrian 2068 MEX QRO 4.0 w ½
8 59 84 Rivera Rodriguez Jesus Camilo 2082 MEX SIN 4.0 s ½
9 52 82 Martinez Sasso Alvaro Antonio 2086 MEX IPN 3.5 w ½

Results for WCM Alexandra Botez

Name Botez Alexandra
Title WCM
Starting rank 105
Rating 2015
Rating national 0
Rating international 2015
Ratingperformance 2032
FIDE rtg +/- 8.7
Points 4
Rank 82
Federation CAN
Ident-Number 0
Fide-ID 2603365

Rd. Bo. SNo Name Rtg FED Club/City Pts. Res.
1 20 18 GM De La Paz Perdomo Frank 2436 CUB 6.5 w 0
2 60 149 Rios Lopez Raul Alfredo 1231 MEX DGO 2.0 s 1
3 31 42 IM Gongora Montes Benjamin 2253 MEX AGS 5.5 w 0
4 63 109 Martinez Rodriguez Miguel 2010 MEX D F 4.0 w 1
5 39 64 Magana Cazares Jesus Cuau 2129 MEX SIN 4.0 s 1
6 34 97 Casillas Pellat Jose De Jesus 2047 MEX D F 3.5 s 1
7 21 37 FM Della Morte Pablo 2308 ARG 6.5 w 0
8 29 56 WFM Forgas Moreno Yaniela 2173 CUB 5.5 s 0
9 38 79 Tello Urquiza Guillermo 2092 MEX D F 5.0 w 0

Results for GM Eric Hansen

Name Hansen Eric
Title IM
Starting rank 8
Rating 2539
Rating national 0
Rating international 2539
Ratingperformance 2459
FIDE rtg +/- -3.5
Points 7
Rank 6
Federation CAN
Ident-Number 0
Fide-ID 2606771

Rd. Bo. SNo Name Rtg FED Club/City Pts. Res.
1 10 94 Beltran Medina Jorge 2057 MEX JAL 4.0 s 1
2 7 64 Magana Cazares Jesus Cuau 2129 MEX SIN 4.0 w 1
3 7 29 WIM Muminova Nafisa 2349 UZB 5.5 s ½
4 7 33 IM Capo Vidal Uriel 2319 MEX HGO 4.5 w 0
5 20 59 Contreras Medina Ruben Dario 2167 MEX TLX 5.0 s ½
6 19 102 Arellano Ramirez Luis Rod 2032 MEX UNM 5.0 w 1
7 12 39 IM Estrada Nieto Julian 2295 MEX MOR 5.5 s 1
8 7 27 FM Dominguez Aguilar Guillermo 2363 MEX IMS 6.0 w 1
9 6 17 IM Otero Acosta Diasmany 2443 CUB 6.0 s 1

Congratulations to Eric for an outstanding comeback! Managed to get tied for 3rd place!

Results for FM Aman Hambleton

Name Hambleton Aman
Title FM
Starting rank 20
Rating 2404
Rating national 0
Rating international 2404
Ratingperformance 2596
FIDE rtg +/- 35.7
Points 7
Rank 3
Federation CAN
Ident-Number 0
Fide-ID 2606577

Rd. Bo. SNo Name Rtg FED Club/City Pts. Res.
1 22 116 Lopez Raygoza Luis Albert 2000 MEX AGS 4.0 s 1
2 17 76 Garduno Vidal Omar 2098 MEX 5.0 w 1
3 1 2 GM Macieja Bartlomiej 2609 POL 8.5 w ½
4 12 69 FM Schaffenburg Ruiz Federico 2116 MEX D F 3.0 s 1
5 4 7 GM Gonzalez Zamora Juan Carlos 2542 MEX D F 6.5 w 1
6 2 6 GM Hernandez Carmenate Holden 2562 CUB 6.5 s ½
7 4 14 GM Martinez Duany Lelys Stanley 2463 CUB 6.5 w 1
8 2 11 GM Dobrov Vladimir 2496 RUS 7.5 s ½
9 2 10 GM Gonzalez Garcia Jose 2497 MEX YUC 7.0 w ½

Congratulations to Aman Hambleton for not only being tied for 3rd place, but also getting his last IM norm and first GM norm! Now Aman is officially an International Master!!

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