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Jorge Cori

Jorge Cori at the 2012 Chess Olympiad
Full name Jorge Moisés Cori Tello
Country Peru
Born July 30, 1995
Lima, Peru
Title Grandmaster
Peak rating 2637 (September 2015)

Jorge Moisés Cori Tello (born July 30, 1995 in Lima) is a Peruvian chess grandmaster. He was the 2009 World Under-14 Champion and the 2011 World U16 Champion. Cori won several medals in both Panamerican and World Youth Championships.

His sister is WGM Deysi Cori.


Cori came equal first in the Under-10 Panamerican Youth Championship in 2004 and thanks to this result he was awarded the title of FIDE Master. In 2005, he won the Panamerican U10 Championship with a perfect score of 9/9 points, namely winning all the nine games. He won the Panamerican U12 Championship in 2006 and later that year, he placed equal second (fourth on tiebreak) in the same division of the World Youth Chess Championship scoring 8.5/11. In the following year he came equal first (second on tiebreak) in the Panamerican U12 Championship and placed equal third (fifth on tiebreak) in the World U12 Championship.

In October 2007, he competed in the American Continental Championship for the first time and scored 6/9, achieving a double International Master (IM) norm.

In 2008, he won gold in the Panamerican U14 Championship and in the open U13 section of the 4th World School Championships, and bronze in the Panamerican Under 20 Championship. In that year, he achieved his final IM norm in the 11th Malaga Open.

In 2009, he won the Panamerican U18 Championship and the World U14 Championship.

Cori achieved a 20-game Grandmaster (GM) norm in the 2009 American Continental Championship and earned the final norm in October 2009. He gained the GM title in January 2010, at the age of 14 years, 5 months and 15 days, when he crossed the 2500 Elo rating mark during the 3rd Jose Marca Memorial Open in Lima, that he won with a score of 7.5/9.

In March 2010, he came equal fifth (sixth on countback) in the Reykjavik Open, one of the strongest open tournaments in Europe. Cori made his debut in the national team at the 39th Chess Olympiad playing on third board; he scored 7.5/11. He placed fourth in the 2010 American Continental Championship with 6.5/9.

In 2011, he finished fifth in the American Continental Championship with 7/9 and thus qualified for the Chess World Cup 2011, in which he was eliminated in the first round by Francisco Vallejo Pons. In that year he also won the World U16 Championship.

In 2012, he won bronze in the World U18 Championship. He played on top board for his national team in the 40th Chess Olympiad, scoring 6.5/10.

In May 2013, Cori placed equal third (fourth on tiebreak) in the American Continental Championship and thus qualified for the Chess World Cup 2013. In July 2013, he won the 18th Balaguer Open. In the following month, he competed in the World Cup in Tromsø, Norway: after drawing the two classical games against Teimour Radjabov, Cori won the first rapid game, but lost the second one. In the third game he didn't show up in time, as Cori, due to language barrier, misunderstood the start time (6:50 instead of 6:15), and was forfeited due to "zero tolerance" rule; he drew the fourth game and therefore was eliminated from the tournament. Later that month, in August 2013, he placed second at the Open of Sants, Hostafrancs & La Bordeta in Barcelona, behind Baskaran Adhiban. In September 2013, Cori finished equal third (fourth on tiebreak) in the World Junior Championship. He tied for first place, placing third on countback, in the 3rd Panama Open with 7/9. In December 2013, he placed equal second, fourth on tiebreak, at the World U18 Championship.

In July 2014, he tied for first in the Benasque Open with 6.5/9, placing second on countback. Later that month, he finished runner-up in the 5th Iberoamerican Championship in Linares, Jaén, Spain. In the following month, he took part in the 41st Chess Olympiad playing on third board for Peru; he scored 6.5/11.

In April 2015, Cori won the 6th Latin Chess Cup in Vicente Lopez, Argentina, edging out Axel Bachmann on tiebreak. In May 2015, he won the Zonal 2.4 Championship and therefore qualified for the Chess World Cup 2015. Later in the same month, he finished third in the 10th American Continental Championship in Montevideo. Cori decided to not participate in the World Cup, thus leaving his spot to his sister Deysi, who came third in the Zonal 2.4 Championship, in order to compete for the last time in the World Junior Championship.