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Gerardo F Barbero
Number of games in database: 497
Years covered: 1978 to 2000
Highest rating achieved in database: 2520
Overall record: +195 -126 =176 (56.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (37) 
    E98 E90 E92 E71 E61
 English (27) 
    A13 A15 A17 A14 A11
 Reti System (19) 
    A04 A06 A05
 Grunfeld (17) 
    D91 D97 D98 D85 D94
 Modern Benoni (16) 
    A56 A61 A57 A70 A58
 Queen's Pawn Game (16) 
    A40 A46 D02 E00 E10
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (36) 
    B22 B27 B67 B83 B25
 King's Indian (27) 
    E94 E86 E90 E92 E71
 Ruy Lopez (20) 
    C60 C75 C66 C76 C92
 Dutch Defense (17) 
    A81 A88 A90 A84 A87
 Semi-Slav (14) 
    D45 D47 D43 D44 D46
 Queen's Pawn Game (11) 
    A46 A41 A45 A40 D00
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Barbero vs U Rueetschi, 1987 1-0
   Hector vs Barbero, 1991 0-1
   D Werner vs Barbero, 1990 0-1
   Keitlinghaus vs Barbero, 1995 1/2-1/2

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GERARDO F BARBERO
(born Aug-21-1961, died Mar-04-2001, 39 years old) Argentina

[what is this?]
Gerardo F Barbero was awarded the IM title in 1985 and the GM title in 1987. He was Argentinian Champion in 1984 and won 1st prizes at Montpellier 1986, Balatonberény 1986, Prokuplje 1987 and the Kecskemet Open 1987. He passed away in Hungary in 2001 after a battle with cancer.

Wikipedia article: Gerardo Barbero


 page 1 of 20; games 1-25 of 497  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Barbero vs I Saren  ½-½21 1978 OlympiadA04 Reti Opening
2. Barbero vs Seirawan  1-038 1978 World Junior Championship, GrazA04 Reti Opening
3. Romanishin vs Barbero  1-032 1978 Buenos AiresC66 Ruy Lopez
4. Yusupov vs Barbero 1-025 1978 Wch U20A18 English, Mikenas-Carls
5. Barbero vs Dolmatov  0-142 1978 Graz (Austria)D14 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
6. Barbero vs T Toshkov 1-040 1979 Ch World YuniorsA04 Reti Opening
7. P Nikolic vs Barbero 1-026 1979 Mexiko-WchJA52 Budapest Gambit
8. Barbero vs R Douven  ½-½35 1979 Ch World (juniors) (under 20)A05 Reti Opening
9. C Da Matta vs Barbero  1-039 1979 Belo Horizonte (Argentina)A46 Queen's Pawn Game
10. Barbero vs A Chernin  0-141 1979 Ch World (juniors) (under 20)A06 Reti Opening
11. Seirawan vs Barbero 1-026 1979 Ch World (juniors) (under 20)A28 English
12. Smyslov vs Barbero 1-024 1980 It (open)A81 Dutch
13. Barbero vs C Alvarez  1-024 1980 LosC45 Scotch Game
14. Quinteros vs Barbero 0-126 1980 It (open)A07 King's Indian Attack
15. Barbero vs D Rivera  1-057 1980 It (open)A62 Benoni, Fianchetto Variation
16. Barbero vs Panno  0-144 1980 It (open)E26 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
17. R Debarnot vs Barbero  1-039 1981 It (open)E92 King's Indian
18. Barbero vs Quinteros  ½-½35 1981 It (open)B08 Pirc, Classical
19. Barbero vs G Soppe  ½-½30 1981 It (open)B24 Sicilian, Closed
20. Barbero vs L Michalowski  1-040 1981 It (open)B24 Sicilian, Closed
21. Barbero vs L Gutman  ½-½46 1984 OlympiadD85 Grunfeld
22. G Milos vs Barbero ½-½8 1984 OlympiadC42 Petrov Defense
23. Barbero vs E Gonzales 1-022 1984 OlympiadD16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
24. Barbero vs Panno  0-147 1984 ArgentinaA36 English
25. Barbero vs K Helmers  1-042 1984 OlympiadE98 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1
 page 1 of 20; games 1-25 of 497  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-14-04  morphyvsfischer: This guy has the honor of losing more to NN than any player! And the award is... mock and jeer that he was almost World Junior Champion! (To be fair, he's rather decent, but I think some of you chessgames.com members could whup him)
Mar-24-04  ForeverYoung: No joking and degrading here, but who is this guy and what kind of rating did he achieve?
Mar-24-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sneaky: He's a grandmaster who achieved a rating of 2520.
http://www.chesslive.de/scripts/ser...
Mar-24-04  ConLaMismaMano: In 1985 Barbero obtained the National Championship of Argentina.
Jul-12-04  molinov: Barbero died of eye cancer a few years ago.He was still a young guy.
Aug-07-04  cuendillar: He is the only regular opponent to NN that has a minus score against him. (+8 =10 -9).
Nov-24-04  Knight13: He lost to NN!
Dec-21-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: Gerardo F Barbero
Born 21st August 1961
Argentine champion in 1984 and awarded the IM title in 1985.
May-20-05  WTHarvey: Here are some puzzles taken from Gerardo's games: http://www.wtharvey.com/barb.html
May-20-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: From http://www.msoworld.com/mindzine/ne...

† Gerardo Barbero 1961-2001

Budapest, Hungary - Argentine GM Pablo Zarnicki had the painful duty of writing a memorial column to colleague Gerardo Barbero, who died at his home in Hungary recently after illness. He was only 39.

Barbero, one of Argentina's major talents and national champion in 1984, moved to Hungary about ten years ago and had reportedly become friendly with the exiled Bobby Fischer. Barbero was a cheerful and enthusiastic man, and will be sorely missed.

The database/bio page should probably be updated, Since <molinov> already mentioned he past away, in a post dated back in July 12, 2004!

May-20-05  Phaethon: Well i don't agree with that statement, yes he lost to NN a lot but that doesnt mean anything. NN could have been another gm that was just not stated, even if it wasn't he was a man with cancer. You have no idea the impact that has on your game.In conclusion I highly doubt that most chessgamemembers could "whup" him
Aug-21-06  BIDMONFA: Gerardo F Barbero

BARBERO, Gerardo F.
http://www.bidmonfa.com/barbero_ger...
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Feb-14-07  posoo: Is anyone else as saddened by the death of Barbero as I am? He fought long and hard...he was a true champion. The world has lost a great fighter. RIP Barbero
Jun-25-07  mourning: Thank you very much for remembering Gerardo Barbero, for us a husband and father, in your kind words. As you know, as a true professional, Gerardo had an inspiring devotion to chess; he was a perfectionist in his games and coaching activities, trying for excellence in everything he did. All his chess-playing friends -- professionals, amateurs and aficionados -- knew his exemplary moral attitude both in his private life and his career. As Gerardo was very-very modest, unpretentious, and shy about receiving compliments, not many people -- except participants of the Geneva Chess Open and a few close chess friends -- in the wider chess world knew that he won a Fair Play Award for his exceptionally fair approach to chess, as demonstrated by a particular case at that tournament. Everyone who knew him admired the unique combination of a genius mind and a great heart. His kind nature was showed not only to his family, but his chess friends too, so he was a very popular and successful team player and coach. For all his professionalism, he was always a very loveable, very good, and an extremely generous man. We were very inspired by his personality and admired his fighting spirit even when he faced cancer: his cheerfulness, strength and dignity maintained calm in our family life even as he struggled in the face of the inevitable outcome. We often complained that life was not fair, since he died at the age of 39 despite a completely healthy lifestyle, but he never complained, just continued to do what he could for his family. Even 5 weeks before his death, he won his game on the first board in the Hungarian Team Championship against an IM after a 6-hour match: his mind and his will remained perfectly clear until the end! Gerardo, en exemplary human with a huge heart lives in our hearts and minds every day! We, his wife and son, are specially blessed to have had him in our lives, and his love gives us strength in our daily life.
Jun-25-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  BishopBerkeley: <mourning> Thank you very much for your moving tribute to your husband and father. It must be very hard for you to be without him. He has clearly left you with many wonderful memories.

I hope you will be able to find peace and happiness in the coming years. And I hope his memory will continue to be a source of strength to you.

Thank you, again.

B Bishop Berkeley B

Aug-21-08  brankat: A fine chess player and a true gentleman.

R.I.P. GM Barbero.

Aug-21-08  Prugno: I played GM Barbero in a tournament game in 1999. Obviously at that time he must already have been seriously ill (which probably explains why I managed to draw our game despite a 250 points rating difference), but he made no excuses at all and behaved wonderfully in the post-mortem analysis, where he shared many valuable insights.

Indeed a great man and a great player whose premature death was particularly painful and who is still fondly remembered by many of his students and colleagues in several countries.

Jul-26-10  SugarDom: He was the best barbershop player in the world, in the order of Iskubarbero...

Have fun playing chess with the angels..

Aug-21-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: brilliant attacking game..

Quinteros vs Barbero, 1980

Sep-24-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: <Testimonials

Eugenio Torre Asia's first International Grandmaster; one of the Phillipines' strongest ever players.

I asked Eugenio about Bobby Fischer's relationship with Barbero. Torre, who was Fischer's second during his 1992 rematch with Spassky, said that Bobby liked Barbero. He found him amiable. Torre indicated that when Barbero was sick, Bobby wanted to help him. "I am not sure if he was able. Actually there was a time when Bobby, Barbero and I met together in Budapest through the invitation of Bobby. That was when I was with Bobby keeping him company. I can't tell much about Fischer's opinion of Gerardo's standard of chess though.">

- Genius in the Background by Tibor Karolyi and Nick Aplin.

rest in peace GM Barbero..

Mar-22-12  LoveThatJoker: <wordfunph> That's a lovely thing to say about a GM who died at the extremely young age of 39.

To this I would like to add, God Bless You, GM Barbero. I hope to one day be as strong as you at Chess.

LTJ

Aug-21-12  LoveThatJoker: GM Barbero, today you are remembered!

LTJ

Nov-20-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Cemoblanca: He has not only lost against Seirawan! ;)

Seirawan vs Barbero, 1979

Here's also his nice victory against him (this one I couldn't find here):

[Event "World Junior Championship, Graz"]
[Date "1978.??.??"]
[White "Barbero"]
[Black "Seirawan"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A07"]
[PlyCount "75"]

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. g3 d5 3. Bg2 c6 4. O-O h6 5. b3 Bf5 6. Bb2 e6 7. d3 Be7 8. Nbd2 O-O 9. e3 a5 10. a4 Na6 11. Qe2 Nb4 12. Rac1 Bh7 13. Ne5 Nd7 14. Nxd7 Qxd7 15. Qg4 f6 16. e4 Bc5 17. Nf3 Qf7 18. Kh1 h5 19. Qh4 g5 20. Nxg5 fxg5 21. Qxg5+ Bg6 22. Qe5 Kh7 23. f4 Qe7 24. f5 exf5 25. exf5 Be8 26. Qf4 Qe3 27. Qh4 Qh6 28. Rce1 Bf7 29. Bc1 Qg7 30. Bh3 Rfe8 31. Rxe8 Rxe8 32. f6 Qf8 33. d4 Bd6 34. Bf5+ Kh8 35. Qg5 Rd8 36. g4 Na6 37. gxh5 Re8 38. h6 1-0

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