Cristobal Henriquez Villagra

Cristóbal Henríquez Villagra (born August 7, 1996) is a Chilean chess grandmaster .


He was awarded the title of International Master Challenge in the 2013 Pan-American Youth Chess Championship in Brazil. [1]

He Was runner-up in the 2014 Chilean championship , [2] and won it in 2015. [3] Henríquez Villagra won the 2014 Pan American Junior championship. [4] He played third board for Chile at the 2014 Chess Olympiad in Tromsø , Norway, scoring 6.5 / 9. [5] In the 2014 World Under-18 championship he finished in a tie for third. [6]

In 2015 he finished in a tie for second at the FIDE zonal in Asunción , then won the playoff against three grandmasters to qualify for the FIDE World Cup in September of that year. [7] At this event, he has Caused Major upset in the first round by defeating leading grandmaster Boris Gelfand in the rapid play-off. [8]

He was awarded the grandmaster title in March 2017. [9]


  1. Jump up^ Chilean Chess Federation, Cristóbal Henríquez es Maestro Internacional
  2. Jump up^ Mark Crowther,The Week In Chess 1008
  3. Jump up^ Mark Crowther,The Week In Chess 1062
  4. Jump up^ Santa Cruz 2014 – 9 ° Campeonato Sulamericano u20 (boys). Brasilbase.
  5. Jump up^ Olimpbase,Chile at the 2014 Olympiad
  6. Jump up^ Mark Crowther,The Week In Chess 1038
  7. Jump up^ Chessdom,Sandro Mareco and Cristobal Henriquez Villagra qualify for FIDE World Cup, 4 May 2015
  8. Jump up^ Alejandro Ramirez, Baku 1.TB – One Armageddon, One big Surprise , ChessBase, 13 September 2015
  9. Jump up^ “List of titles approved by the Presidential Board by written resolution” . FIDE . 3 March 2017 . Retrieved 3 March 2017 .

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