Standings 2014

Standings 2014
Match 2014, standings table.



Countdown to Game 3

National Open 2013.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Match 2014, Game 3: Ramirez vs. Vela (0-1)

Another difficult game with blunders on both parts.
Time trouble is very annoying!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Game 2: Ramirez vs. Vela (1/2--1/2)

Crazy game 2 ends in a draw.


Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Rd 1) Ramirez vs. Vela (0-1)

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Match Vela-Ramirez 2014 will start this Monday, February 24th.

Well, finally, we were able to put everything together for our Match 2014. This will be number 16 in a row.
The rating difference this year is the largest ever between us since we started, in 1999, but as I told Jose, it doesn't matter that much to me. He knows me over the chess board better than anybody and I expect a good fight from him, even a defeat for me it's very possible, so I will try my best as usual and see how this goes.

I want to wish "good luck" to my friend Jose Ramirez, even though I don't believe in luck, especially here in chess.
I believe in psychology and better skill, and we don't always have it, so to me this match is as uncertain as any.
I just want to fight in chess against my best opponent and my best friend at the same time, because I know for sure that we will have a great time together, just like always.

OK, let's do this!
Let's fight!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

My best games 2013: Ramirez vs Vela, Match 2013, Game 9.

                       This is one of my 3 favorite wins of this year, 2013, where I had the black pieces against the always dangerous Mr. Ramirez, my friend and nemesis at the same time.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Lazaruz vs. Vela (0-1)

This game was played in the 2nd. round of the "Calsen Jr." tournament at the chess club. It's now one of my favorites games in 2013.
Here it is: