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Cristobal Henriquez Villagra

Cristobal Henriquez Villagra (born 7 August 1996) is a Chilean chess player.


He was awarded the title of International Master following his win in the 2013 Pan-American Youth chess championship in Brazil.

He was runner-up in the 2014 Chilean championship, and won it in 2015. He played third board for Chile at the 2014 Chess Olympiad in Tromsø, Norway, scoring 6.5/9. In the 2014 World Under 18 championship he finished in a tie for third.

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. At this event, he caused a major upset in the first round by defeating leading grandmaster Boris Gelfand in the rapid play-off.