Jaime Santos

INTERNATIONAL GRAND MASTER - SPAIN

Former student of the Jesuit School of León.

Student of the Padre Isla León Chess School, directed by Carlos Callejo and Marcelino Sión.

Since childhood was the great hope Leon, and today is one of the Spanish with more future. He learned to play with his father at age 5, and he excelled very soon in the lower categories, winning regional and national titles. He has been champion of Spain sub 10, sub 12, sub 14 and sub 16, and has been part of the Spanish team of young talents on numerous occasions.


He has played World and European Championships, skimming the medals several times. The last was the European sub 18 in 2014, where he finished 4th after leading the competition. He has been an International Master for 2 years and has a Grand Master standard achieved in the International Tournament in Granada, where he shared the first place. He is the second Leonese who disputes the Magistral, 18 years after Marcelino Sión did it.

I win the open classics of Sevilla and San Sebastian.
I debuted in the XXIX edition of the Magistral 2016 and had them stiff with the three-time Chinese tournament champion Wei Yi, who managed to defeat him for the minimum after a tough match. In 2017, he tied his match against the arch-champion Vishy Anand (defeating him in the second game) and finally losing in the tie-break. In the last edition I tie his match against the number 1 Spanish Paco Vallejo falling in the jump-off. The past 2018 was the year in which he got his title of International Grand Master.