Born August 21, 1982 in El Kastelase.
International grandmaster since 2000.
Professional rating of 1 May 2001. - 2528
FIDE rating of 1 April 2001. - 2559
Interview with Paco Vallejo
Spain has long had a reputation of this chess Mecca. No country in the world do not make such a lot of tournaments, ranging from Linares and ending with numerous Swiss. In short, all the conditions for local players to grow and flourish. But chess talents - good piece. The main hope of Spanish chess since Arturo Pomar, Francisco "Paco
Pons was born in the small resort town on the island of Menorca. Its large (at least for Spanish standards) chess ability was very early. Despite the young age of Vallejo
already has considerable experience of international performances, though mostly children and youth tournaments.
Interestingly, the champion in any age category it has long become a failed, but in the end, he still succeeded in the World Cup among youths under 18 years. 'Adult' tournaments in the account at all times Paco
two and obchelsya. Nevertheless, experts believe Vallejo
one of the most promising players. And probably not without reason. Just look at the dynamics of the rating of the young Spaniard. With each tournament Paco
adds, with long hours. In Vallejo
excellent tactical vision, he finds great variations. Certainly over the strategic aspects need more work and work, and Vallejo
is well understood. Generally, the reviews of eyewitnesses, the young Spaniard makes a very good impression - a serious, purposeful, collected. However, to blue sock it away. Disco recent solid performance in Dos Hermanas showed that Paco
is moving in the right direction. And absolutely enchanting was his start in the Capablanca Memorial in Havana. Interview with Paco Vallejo (2000)