diagonal: Jorge Puig Laborda, journalist, organizer, and tournament director.
The maker of the world elite chess tournament series at <Palma de Mallorca> and <Las Palmas>, as well as the inventor of the <Chess Oscar>.
Jorge Puig was an important personality on international chess circuit in the 1960 to the 1980s, and forever a great name in chess history. His merits were not on the sporting side but in the organizational side.
He succeeded in raising the international invitation elite tournament series at Palma de Mallorca (1965-1972, including an Interzonal) and at Las Palmas (1972-1982, including an Interzonal), as well as some other prominent events with a more local coloring (for instance at Olot series).
The tournament that he founded in Palma de Mallorca up to be the probably best chess tournament *series* in the world at that time, and on occasion the strongest chess event of the year, eg. in 1968 (including then reigning World Champion Petrosian, then reigning Vice World Champion and coming Challenger Spassky, plus Korchnoi, Candidate's finalist in 1968, Danish Larsen as defender from 1967, or Gligoric and Ivkov from Yugoslavia:
Palma de Mallorca (1968). Korchnoi, who already had triumphed at Wijk aan Zee in January 1968, also took Palma de Mallorca in December 1968, both won at his first participation.
Within just eight annual editions between 1965 and 1972, all, really all WWII World Chess Champions (from Botvinnik, Smyslov, Tal, Petrosian, Spassky to Fischer) made their attendance in Palma de Mallorca. An incredible feat to achieve for an organizer in those days!
==> Albo d'Oro at Palma of Mallorca (note: World Champions Botvinnik, Smyslov, Petrosian, and Spassky failed to win at closed Palma de Mallorca tournament series):
Puig also launched the Las Palmas series (initial years from 1972 to 1982, later unregularly played, culminating and ending in 1996, Kasparov won a double round robin with six out of the seven Elo best ranked players of the world).
==> Albo d'Oro at Las Palmas (note: Larsen as well as the World Champions Tal, Smyslov, Kramnik, and Anand failed to win at Las Palmas invitation tournaments):
http://www.chessdiagonals.ch/431660... (including a picture of Jorge Puig in the corresponding Las Palmas tournament series pdf)