Jaime Santos Latasa (born 3 July 1996[1]) is a Spanish chess player. He was awarded the title of Grandmaster by FIDE in 2018.[2]

Jaime Santos Latasa
Jaime Santos Latasa in 2023
CountrySpain
Born (1996-07-03) 3 July 1996 (age 28)
San Sebastián, Spain
TitleGrandmaster (2018)
FIDE rating2631 (July 2024)
Peak rating2680 (September 2022)
Peak rankingNo. 59 (September 2022)

Chess career

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Santos became a FIDE Master in 2011 and an International Master with effect from 15 August 2013.[3] He was the Spanish U10 champion in 2006, the Spanish U12 champion in 2008 and the Spanish U14 champion in 2010. He was 19th in the San Sebastian Open 2009.[4] He placed =3rd (4th on tiebreak) at the European U18 Junior Championship in 2014.[5]

He led the Dubai Open Chess Tournament in 2017 with 5.5 points after 6 rounds,[6] although finishing the tournament with a 20th place with 6.0/9.[7]

As of September 2023, Santos is the fifth highest-rated Spanish player.[8]

On 18 December 2022 Santos won the 2022 European Championship in Rapid Chess with a score of 9.5 out of 11 points.[9]

References

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  1. ^ "Title Application" (PDF). 25 January 2018. Retrieved 6 March 2022.
  2. ^ "Santos Latasa, Jaime". FIDE. Retrieved 6 March 2022.
  3. ^ "FIDE Title Applications (GM, IM, WGM, WIM, IA, FA, IO)". ratings.fide.com. Retrieved 6 May 2022.
  4. ^ "Chess-Results Server Chess-results.com - Donostia Hiria Nazioarteko XXXII. Xake Txapelketa". chess-results.com. Retrieved 6 May 2022.
  5. ^ "Chess-Results Server Chess-results.com - 24th EUROPEAN YOUTH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2014". chess-results.com. Retrieved 6 May 2022.
  6. ^ "Jaime Santos Latasa continues to impress in Dubai Open Chess Tournament". gulfnews.com. 9 April 2017. Retrieved 6 May 2022.
  7. ^ Banjan, Priyadarshan (15 April 2017). "Dubai Open 2017: Gawain Jones wins". Chess News. Retrieved 6 May 2022.
  8. ^ "PERIOD: SEPTEMBER 2023 – RANK STANDARD RATING Spain". FIDE.
  9. ^ "European Open and Women Rapid & Blitz Chess Championships 2022 - RAPID". Retrieved 18 December 2022.
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