David Anton Guijarro is a Chess Grandmaster from Spain with Elo ratings exceeding 2600 from FIDE, making him one of the best Spanish chess players of all time.
Full Name: David Anton Guijarro
Title: Grandmaster – Achieved in 2013
International Master – Achieved in 2012
FIDE Master – Achieved in 2009
Place of birth: Murcia, Spain
Born: June 25, 1995
World ranking: 76
Peak rating: 2642 – Achieved in March, 2020
Most Frequently Played Openings
With The White Pieces
- Reti System
- Sicilian Defense
With The Black Pieces
- Ruy Lopez
- Queen’s Pawn Game
- Giuoco Piano
David Anton Guijarro is a Spanish chess Grandmaster born on June 25th, 1995. Anton Guijarro was awarded the title of Grandmaster in 2013 aged 18 years, the International Master title in 2012, and the FIDE Master title in 2009. As of August 2022, Anton Guijarro’s FIDE rating was 2668 while his Peak rating was 2703 as of March 2020.
Antón Guijarro won the Spanish tournament on eight occasions in different ages and layouts. Guijarro became a bronze medalist in the Under-16 section at the 2012 European Youth Chess Tournament in Prague, and silver in the Under-18 section at the World Youth Chess Championships in Al Ain the following year.
Guijarro competed in the 29th Magistral Ciudad de León tournament in June 2016 alongside Jaime Santos Latasa, Viswanathan Anand, and Wei Yi. David Antón defeated Jan-Krzysztof Duda on a deciding set in the Magistral d’Escacs Ciutat de Barcelona round-robin tournament in October. After leading after nine sets and defeating Veselin Topalov and Boris Gelfand, the grandmaster finished 2nd in a 3-way deciding set against Yu Yangyi and Hikaru Nakamura at the 2017 Tradewise Gibraltar Masters open championship.
In the 2019 European Individual Tournament, Guijarro shared third to eleventh place with Kacper Piorun, Ferenc Berkes, Niclas Huschenbeth, Sergei Movsesian, Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu, Grigoriy Oparin, Maxim Rodshtein, and Eltaj Safarli.
Guijarro won the Tata Steel Challengers tournament in January 2020, advancing to the 2021 Masters Championship game.
Guijarro won silver in the European Individual Chess Tournament in 2014, advancing to the FIDE World Cup 2015, and shared 2nd spot in the European Tournament.
Antón Guijarro furthermore emerged victorious at the 2015 Spanish Blitz Tournament in Sabiote of Spain’s top ranking GM Francisco Vallejo Pons.
David Anton Guijarro vs Alejandro Franco Alonso – XXI Elgoibar Magistral Round 6 – Elgoibar ESP, December 18, 2011
David Anton Guijarro vs Yago De Moura Santiago – Dubai Open Round 6 – Dubai UAE, April 07, 2018
David Anton Guijarro vs Alexander Grischuk – Isle of Man Grand Swiss Round 8 – Douglas IMN, October 18, 2019
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