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Filiberto Terrazas vs Fidel Castro
Olympiad (1966)  ·  King's Gambit: Accepted. King's Knight Gambit (C34)  ·  0-1
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Jun-12-04
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  kevin86: It looks like Fidel plays as good as Capablanca-of course Capa has been dead several years.
Aug-04-04  sneaky pete: 3... Bd6 is the famous Cuba libre defence. In a game (not in this db) T.Petrosian vs Dr.F.Castro, Havana 1966, after 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Bd6! white soon realised his winning chances had evaporated, so he agreed to a draw. Castro declared after the game that he had never yet lost with this move. Does anyone have a suggestion what George W. might play, if he would play?
Aug-11-04  pawnQueenblack: http://www.cuba.cu/ajedrez/boletin/...
Oct-22-04  Spassky69: I heard Arnold is about 2100 with a chess coach, but I still haven't found any of his games!!! Also Schwarzenegger played with Kasparov at his house and I'm still wondering where the pgn on that is. Does anyone know where you might be able to find rare games that aren't here of famous people?!
Dec-08-04  ArturoRivera: are you seriously about arnold and kasparov?
Dec-08-04  Minor Piece Activity: They did play a game but it was casual and not recorded to my knowledge. Supposedly the two are great friends. I don't think arnold is 2100 though- he'd be in our DB by now. If you are really that interested, there was a chessbase article done on it a long time ago. I'm sure you could find it with google. =)
Dec-08-04  ArturoRivera: wow!!!, Kasparov and arnold...friends!?
Jan-25-05  jondoe: http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail...
Haha, terminator fritz will kick your AHHSS
May-11-05  ragnar0C: I think you guys are not giving Castro enough credit...sure there are dozens of thugs shoving Ak-47's into Terrazas's face and his family being prepared for public execution if Fidel loses... BUT Castro may have won that game fairly (straight face, straight face)
May-11-05  marchdust: Filiberto Terrazas was a well known political figure in Juarez, Mexico (my hometown). He died a few years ago. The man had his extravagances, and one of them was to look persistenly for a chess match with Fidel, although he was a player of limited skill. I do not know how Don Filiberto got to be inivted to Cuba, he was a well known anticommunist. Maybe he wanted to beat Castro and show to the world the Cuban's limitations, or maybe he was looking for a chance to leave a poisoned pawn on the board. I would not be surprised.
Dec-25-07  timhortons: maybe these game is a sort of diplomatic act on the part of terazas....bobby fischer resign to fidel castro during there game and petrosian draw there game...che guevarra is the one who introduce chess to fidel castro and during these tournament che is never around...che is a strong player...when he died at venezuela hes knapsack contain a chess board
Jan-18-08  rmedina: Marchdust, GET A LIFE. Filiberto Terrazas is not dead. He is alive and well and living in Ciudad Juarez. I know this for a fact because he is my uncle. He has never been a "well Known" anticommunist as you put it. You only have one thing correct. He has had high ranking political posts in Mexico. I don't know what your reason was to make this stuff up, but he is not dead. You can check out his website at terrazasabogados.com. He is currently a practicing attorney in Juarez.
Mar-29-08  James Demery: This guy was a minor piece up with Castro`s pawn structure in a shambles. Was he just being diplomatic?
Mar-29-08  Wone Jone: No doubt about it, Lenin would have cleaned this guy's clock. And let's hope he'll soon have a chance to prove it!
Dec-01-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  sleepyirv: http://www.kenilworthchessclub.org/... Petrosian and Fischer might have advised the players in this game.
Jan-14-09  SirLutero: LOL!
Jan-19-10
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  GrahamClayton: A picture of this game can be found at:

http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/...

There is one problem - Castro's Queen is on a5 in the photo, but the game score does not support this.

Sep-12-10  dycotiles: <There is one problem - Castro's Queen is on a5 in the photo, but the game score does not support this.>

That's not his queen, it's his bishop. The position in the photographs seems to be after 11....Nc6 or 12.d5

Sep-12-10  Brandon plays: Lol, way to lose on purpose.
Nov-13-10  Knight13: Well played by Castro.
Aug-14-11  garrido.benjamin: viva fidel
b.
Aug-14-11  mojonera: that criminal should be dead .
Sep-14-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  Check It Out: We only know what we've been told...
Jul-20-12
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  Nightsurfer: Black move <3. ... Bd6>, herewith the position ...


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... is a new variant of a well-known theme, namely that strange phenomenon that many amateur players have a stubborn penchant for moving their Black Bishop f8 to d6 in order to defend Black Pawn e5 - that has advanced from e5 to f4 in this game here <Filiberto Terrazas vs Fidel Castro, Olympiad 1966> - , even before they have moved Black Pawn d7, thus getting Black Bishop c8 stuck deep in Black camp, at least for the near future.

That popular <Bd6>-plan has many fans in the Ruy Lopez, please study the matrix of that notorious position after the standard moves <1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Bd6?!?>:


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That position has been put on the board back then in H D Smith vs J W Taylor, 1902 , but even today too, please compare A Tari vs H L Edvardsson, 2009 .

The notorious move <Bf8-d6> has even been tried out in <Bird's Defense> in the Ruy Lopez, please replay the corresponding stem game R Gralla vs G Bluschis, 2012 and have a look at the position after <6. ... Bd6?!?>, herewith the diagram ...


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... and there is a a striking similarity between that foregoing position in R Gralla vs G Bluschis, 2012 after <6. ... Bd6?!?> and the more or less similar position in this game here <Filiberto Terrazas vs Fidel Castro, Olympiad 1966>, please have a look at the corresponding position ...


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... after <3. ... Bd6>.

Aug-13-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Capacorn: Never seen this game before. Hilarious!
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