Rubén Felgaer

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Rubén Felgaer
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Rubén Felgaer, Toluca 2011
Born4 April 1981 (1981-04-04) (age 38)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
TitleGrandmaster (2002)
FIDE rating2555 (June 2019)
Peak rating2624 (October 2005)

Rubén Felgaer (born 4 April 1981) is an Argentine chess grandmaster. He is a five-time Argentine Chess Champion.

Chess career[edit]

Felgaer was twice Panamerican Junior Champion, in 2000 and 2001. He was awarded the title of Grandmaster (GM) in 2002.

He was Argentine Champion in 2001, 2007, 2008, 2010, and 2014.

In 2001, he shared first at Mar del Plata and took 7th in Buenos Aires (14th Najdorf Memorial; Anatoly Karpov won). In 2003, he tied for 2nd-9th in Lido degli Estensi (Artur Kogan won). In 2004, he tied for 3rd-5th in Havana (Capablanca Memorial; Leinier Domínguez won).

In 2005, Felgaer won in Vila de Sort, tied for 2nd-5th at Sevilla 2005 (Dos Hermanas, Teimour Radjabov won), and took 6th at Barcelona 2005 (Vassily Ivanchuk won). In October 2006 he played in a match Buenos Aires vs Warsaw, and drew with Bartosz Soćko (1 : 1) at first board in Buenos Aires (17th Najdorf Festival).

Felgaer played for Argentina in three Chess Olympiads.

He participated in the FIDE World Chess Championship 2002 (knocked out in the first round by Loek van Wely) and in the FIDE World Chess Championship 2004 (knocked out in the second round by Alexey Dreev).[1][2]


  1. ^ "World Chess Championship 2001-02 FIDE Knockout Matches". Retrieved 18 April 2011.
  2. ^ Crowther, Mark (2004-06-21). "TWIC 502: FIDE Championship in Tripoli". London Chess Center. Archived from the original on 27 January 2012. Retrieved 18 April 2011.

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