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Roberto Cifuentes Parada (born 21 December 1957, Santiago, Chile) is a Chilean chess master.

Roberto Cifuentes
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Full nameRoberto Cifuentes Parada
Country Chile
Born (1957-12-21) December 21, 1957 (age 61)
FIDE rating2433 (July 2019)
Peak rating2543 (July 2004)

He won five times Chilean Chess Championship (1982–1986),[1] and played seven times for Chile in Chess Olympiads (1978–1990).[2] He also twice represented Chile in the Panamerican Team Chess Championship (1985 and 1987), and won individual gold and bronze, and team silver and bronze medals.[3] He tied for 5-6th at San Pedro de Jujuy 1981 (Pan American Chess Championship, won by Zenon Franco),[4] won at Asunción 1986,[5] took 6th at Santiago de Chile 1987 (the 13th Torneo Zonal Sudamericano, Gilberto Milos won),[6] and took 2nd, behind Mikhail Tal, at Rio Hondo 1987.

Then he left Chile for the Netherlands, where he took 2nd place in the Dutch Chess Championship in 1993. He represented the Netherlands in the period 1992–2001. Among others, he took 3rd in the 30th Capablanca Memorial at Matanzas, Cuba 1995 (Tony Miles won).[7] Next, he moved to Spain, and played for his new country in the 36th Chess Olympiad at Calvià 2004.[8]

He was awarded the Grandmaster title in 1991. On the January 2010 FIDE Elo rating list, he has a rating of 2525.

Cifuentes is interested in computer chess and often writes on this subject.[9]


  1. ^ "Federacion Nacional de Ajedrez de Chile". Retrieved 2012-04-06.
  2. ^ Wojciech Bartelski. "Men's Chess Olympiads :: Roberto Cifuentes Parada". OlimpBase. Retrieved 2012-04-06.
  3. ^ Wojciech Bartelski. "Panamerican Team Chess Championship :: Roberto Cifuentes Parada". OlimpBase. Retrieved 2012-04-06.
  4. ^ [1] Archived July 22, 2003, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "Asunción 1986 - 3° Torneio Internacional Presidente de la República". Retrieved 2012-04-06.
  6. ^ [2] Archived May 25, 2006, at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ "30th Capablanca Memorial". Retrieved 2012-04-06.
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  9. ^ Burgess, Graham; Nunn, John; Emms, John (2004). The World's Greatest Chess Games. London: Robinson. p. 515. ISBN 1-84119-905-2.

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