Oscar Panno
Number of games in database: 774
Years covered: 1952 to 2007
Last FIDE rating: 2438
Highest rating achieved in database: 2580
Overall record: +228 -131 =412 (56.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      3 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 English (61) 
    A14 A15 A10 A13 A16
 King's Indian (56) 
    E92 E75 E98 E62 E73
 Reti System (32) 
    A04 A06 A05
 English, 1 c4 e5 (28) 
    A28 A21 A25 A22 A29
 Nimzo Indian (26) 
    E54 E46 E53 E32 E59
 English, 1 c4 c5 (25) 
    A30 A34 A33 A35 A36
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (133) 
    B43 B42 B83 B32 B40
 King's Indian (42) 
    E80 E62 E63 E92 E61
 Sicilian Kan (29) 
    B43 B42 B41
 English (25) 
    A15 A10 A16 A17 A14
 Sicilian Scheveningen (25) 
    B83 B80 B82 B84 B81
 Nimzo Indian (24) 
    E53 E54 E41 E43 E48
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Panno vs Spassky, 1955 1-0
   Panno vs E Eliskases, 1957 1-0
   Panno vs Larsen, 1971 1-0
   Chiburdanidze vs Panno, 1992 0-1
   Panno vs Polugaevsky, 1973 1-0
   Panno vs Bronstein, 1956 1/2-1/2
   Panno vs Aitken, 1958 1-0
   Miles vs Panno, 1985 1/2-1/2
   Fischer vs Panno, 1958 1/2-1/2
   Panno vs Benko, 1958 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Gothenburg Interzonal (1955)
   Portoroz Interzonal (1958)
   Palma de Mallorca (1969)
   Palma de Mallorca Interzonal (1970)
   Buenos Aires (1970)
   Palma de Mallorca (1971)
   Palma de Mallorca (1972)
   Lone Pine (1975)
   Lone Pine (1977)
   Buenos Aires (Clarin) (1978)
   Lone Pine (1980)
   Copa ENTEL (2004)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Palma de Mallorca 1972 by Tabanus
   Amsterdam IBM 1977 by suenteus po 147
   Palma de Mallorca 1971 by Tabanus
   Buenos Aires (Clarin) 1978 by Tabanus
   Wijk aan Zee Hoogovens 1978 by suenteus po 147

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(born Mar-17-1935) Argentina

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Oscar Roberto Panno was born in Buenos Aires. Following winning the World Junior Championship in 1953 he was awarded the IM title in 1954 and the GM title in 1955. He became a Candidate in 1956 and has been Argentine champion in 1953, 1975 (shared with Miguel Najdorf) and 1985. Pan-American champion at Bogotá 1958. Four times South American champion; at Mar del Plata, zt 1954, at Rio de Janeiro 1957, at Rio Hondo, zt 1966 (jointly) and at Mar del Plata, 1969 (jointly).

For ten years from 1958 to 1968 Panno actively pursued his Civil Engineering career and played very rarely. Upon returning he won three strong tournaments, Buenos Aires 1968 (+8, =2, -1); Palma de Majorca 1971 (+7, =8) and Palma de Mallorca (1972) (+6, =8, -1) and he had other good results in the 1970's. He is a strong GM who is still active today but never devoted himself entirely to the game.

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 page 1 of 31; games 1-25 of 774  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Panno vs C Incutto  1-046 1952 Ch-ARGD68 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical
2. Panno vs Foguelman  ½-½92 1952 Buenos AiresD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
3. Panno vs Larsen 1-083 1953 Wch U20 final-AE18 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3
4. K Darga vs Panno  ½-½41 1953 Wch U20 final-AE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
5. Panno vs E Eliskases  ½-½43 1953 ARG-chD66 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line
6. F Zita vs Panno  0-161 1954 Amsterdam ol (Men)B52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
7. A Tsvetkov vs Panno  0-148 1954 Amsterdam ol (Men)A05 Reti Opening
8. M Bobotsov vs Panno  1-035 1954 Amsterdam ol (Men) fin-AA53 Old Indian
9. Panno vs B E Horberg  ½-½33 1954 Amsterdam ol (Men)D42 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3
10. Averbakh vs Panno  1-031 1954 ARG-URSE74 King's Indian, Averbakh, 6...c5
11. K Darga vs Panno  ½-½40 1954 Amsterdam ol (Men) fin-AB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
12. Panno vs F Scafarelli  ½-½57 1954 Amsterdam ol (Men)D41 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
13. Bronstein vs Panno 1-048 1954 AmsterdamA54 Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3
14. J H Donner vs Panno  ½-½73 1954 Amsterdam ol (Men)E60 King's Indian Defense
15. Panno vs Gligoric  ½-½37 1954 Amsterdam ol (Men) fin-AE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
16. Panno vs Sajtar  ½-½24 1954 Amsterdam ol (Men) fin-AD71 Neo-Grunfeld
17. Panno vs Najdorf 1-040 1954 Mar del PlataD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
18. P Vaitonis vs Panno  0-135 1954 Amsterdam ol (Men)E80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
19. Panno vs E Eliskases  ½-½31 1954 Mar del PlataE52 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with ...b6
20. G Barcza vs Panno  1-053 1954 Amsterdam ol (Men)D78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
21. Panno vs I Aloni  ½-½43 1954 Amsterdam ol (Men)D45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
22. Panno vs Pachman 1-043 1955 Gothenburg InterzonalD41 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
23. Panno vs G Ilivitsky  ½-½25 1955 Gothenburg InterzonalD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
24. Ivkov vs Panno  1-042 1955 Buenos AiresC07 French, Tarrasch
25. Panno vs Gligoric  ½-½20 1955 Mar del PlataA15 English
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Kibitzer's Corner
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May-09-09  zdigyigy: This is a wonderful photo of GM Panno.
May-09-09  blacksburg: yes, very cool photo.
May-09-09  Augalv: Indeed. Very nice photo of Argentine chess legend Oscar Panno.
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  hedgeh0g: <Whenever you have to make a rook move and both rooks are available, you should evaluate which rook to move and, once you have made up your mind... move the other one!>

Great quote by Oscar Panno; when I apply it to my own games, its truth becomes quite apparent :)

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  HeMateMe: Is he famous for the Panno-attack, or something like that?
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  talisman: happy birthday oscar.
<HeMateMe> gotta be.
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  Fusilli: <HeHateMe> Not sure if there is a Panno attack, but there is a Panno variation in the KID (where White fianchettoes the king's bishop), if I am not mistaken.
Sep-22-10  diceman: Probably thinking of the
Panov Attack in the Caro-Kann.


Oct-01-10  rapidcitychess: <Whenever you have to make a rook move and both rooks are available, you should evaluate which rook to move and, once you have made up your mind... move the other one!>

--- Oscar Panno

Do you know how many rooks I have lost by this principle? :)

Mar-17-11  Penguincw: When I looked at this name on the homepage,it sounded familiar to me.So,I checked out the player.Happy Birthday by the way.
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  talisman: happy bithday Oscar! the only man to have Bobby Fischer come to him, and ask him not to forfeit!
Mar-17-11  Penguincw: < talisman: happy bithday Oscar! the only man to have Bobby Fischer come to him, and ask him not to forfeit! >

Oh yah. Now I remember.He resigned to Fischer in one move.Thanks talisman.Fischer vs Panno, 1970

Mar-18-11  Penguincw: Congrats to Player of the Day,Oscar Panno ! Wait a minute,I just posted a post here yesterday?
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  botvinnik64: Let us not forget that today (Friday March 18) is also Vassily Ivanchuk's 42nd Birthday!!!
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  Fusilli: <He resigned to Fischer in one move.> Not quite. He just didn't show up.
Mar-18-11  theodor: congratulaciones, Oscar. se quieres trabahar conmigo(soy architecto), llama me! descansando juegueremos ajedrez. o viceversa! ten fe y se feliz!
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  talisman: i think he did return with fischer and then resigned.
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  perfidious: In another thread, I used Panno off the top of my head as an illustration of a player with talent who didn't have that little bit extra to go all the way, and didn't realise he gave up the game for a decade to pursue his engineering career, in what would surely have been ten critical years to his development at the highest levels.

He made the right choice for himself, but one may speculate what might have been.

Nov-26-11  AnalyzeThis: Engineering must have paid well.
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  whiteshark: <Quiero eliminar el peón blanco de c4, sostén del futuro centro de las blancas...>, Panno dixit.

at the moment there is a thematical tournament underway, with a fixed Panno-Variation of the Kingsindian as starting position.

Feb-02-12  Penguincw: Quote of the Day

< "Whenever you have to make a rook move and both rooks are available, you should evaluate which rook to move and, once you have made up your mind... move the other one!" >

--- Oscar Panno

Feb-19-12  Antiochus: " I'm from an era when the players were made by themselves."

Oscar Panno

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  brankat: Happy Birthday GM Panno!
Mar-17-12  Penguincw: Happy Birthday Oscar Panno.
Aug-11-13  vdemian: The famous quote:
"Whenever you have to make a rook move and both rooks are available, you should evaluate which rook to move and, once you have made up your mind... move the other one!" everyone attributed to GM Panno is actually not his! The true author is Savielly Tartakover.
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