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Oscar Panno
Panno 
 
Number of games in database: 777
Years covered: 1952 to 2007
Last FIDE rating: 2438
Highest rating achieved in database: 2580

Overall record: +229 -131 =414 (56.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 3 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 English (62) 
    A14 A15 A10 A13 A16
 King's Indian (57) 
    E92 E75 E67 E98 E62
 Reti System (33) 
    A04 A06 A05
 English, 1 c4 e5 (28) 
    A28 A25 A21 A22 A29
 Nimzo Indian (26) 
    E54 E53 E46 E32 E59
 English, 1 c4 c5 (25) 
    A30 A34 A33 A35 A36
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (134) 
    B43 B42 B83 B32 B40
 King's Indian (41) 
    E80 E63 E62 E92 E61
 Sicilian Kan (29) 
    B43 B42 B41
 English (25) 
    A15 A10 A16 A17 A14
 Sicilian Scheveningen (25) 
    B83 B80 B82 B85 B81
 Nimzo Indian (24) 
    E53 E54 E41 E43 E20
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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
   Panno vs Polugaevsky, 1973 1-0
   Quinteros vs Panno, 1968 0-1
   Panno vs Aitken, 1958 1-0
   Chiburdanidze vs Panno, 1992 0-1
   Panno vs Bronstein, 1956 1/2-1/2
   Spassky vs Panno, 1969 1/2-1/2
   Panno vs Korchnoi, 1972 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Palma de Mallorca (1972)
   Palma de Mallorca (1971)
   Buenos Aires (Clarin) (1978)
   Gothenburg Interzonal (1955)
   Buenos Aires (1970)
   Lone Pine (1977)
   Lone Pine (1976)
   Copa ENTEL (2004)
   Palma de Mallorca (1969)
   Lone Pine (1975)
   Manila Interzonal (1976)
   Lone Pine (1980)
   Palma de Mallorca Interzonal (1970)
   Portoroz Interzonal (1958)
   Petropolis Interzonal (1973)

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

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OSCAR PANNO
(born Mar-17-1935, 83 years old) Argentina

[what is this?]
Oscar Roberto Panno was born in Buenos Aires. After 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).

During the decade 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 1970s.

Panno last played in a FIDE-rated event at the Bobby Fischer Memorial tournament held in Vicente Lopez in Argentina in March 2008.

Wikipedia article: Oscar Panno


 page 1 of 32; games 1-25 of 777  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Panno vs C Incutto  1-0461952Ch-ARGD68 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical
2. Panno vs Foguelman  ½-½921952Buenos AiresD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
3. D Keller vs Panno  ½-½401953Wch U20 final-AB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
4. Panno vs E Eliskases  ½-½431953ARG-chD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
5. Panno vs D Keller  0-1511953Wch U20 qual-AE16 Queen's Indian
6. K Darga vs Panno  ½-½411953Wch U20 final-AE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
7. Panno vs Larsen 1-0831953Wch U20 final-AE18 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3
8. Averbakh vs Panno 1-0311954ARG-URSE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
9. Panno vs E Eliskases  ½-½311954Mar del Plata ZonalE52 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with ...b6
10. Panno vs Najdorf 1-0401954Mar del Plata ZonalD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
11. F Zita vs Panno  0-1611954Amsterdam ol (Men) qual-BB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
12. Panno vs F Scafarelli  ½-½571954Amsterdam ol (Men) qual-BD41 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
13. A Tsvetkov vs Panno  0-1481954Amsterdam ol (Men) qual-BA05 Reti Opening
14. P Vaitonis vs Panno  0-1351954Amsterdam ol (Men) qual-BE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
15. G Barcza vs Panno  1-0531954Amsterdam ol (Men) fin-AD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
16. Panno vs Sajtar  ½-½241954Amsterdam ol (Men) fin-AD71 Neo-Grunfeld
17. M Bobotsov vs Panno  1-0351954Amsterdam ol (Men) fin-AA53 Old Indian
18. J H Donner vs Panno  ½-½731954Amsterdam ol (Men) fin-AE60 King's Indian Defense
19. Panno vs B E Horberg  ½-½331954Amsterdam ol (Men) fin-AD42 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3
20. Bronstein vs Panno 1-0481954Amsterdam ol (Men) fin-AA54 Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3
21. Panno vs Gligoric  ½-½371954Amsterdam ol (Men) fin-AE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
22. Panno vs I Aloni  ½-½431954Amsterdam ol (Men) fin-AD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
23. K Darga vs Panno  ½-½401954Amsterdam ol (Men) fin-AB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
24. B De Greiff vs Panno  0-1561955Mar del PlataB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
25. G Idigoras vs Panno 1-0411955Mar del PlataE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
 page 1 of 32; games 1-25 of 777  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.
Mar-17-11  talisman: happy bithday Oscar! the only man to have Bobby Fischer come to him, and ask him not to forfeit!
Mar-17-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Congrats to Player of the Day,Oscar Panno ! Wait a minute,I just posted a post here yesterday?
Mar-18-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  botvinnik64: Let us not forget that today (Friday March 18) is also Vassily Ivanchuk's 42nd Birthday!!!
Mar-18-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  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!
Mar-19-11  talisman: i think he did return with fischer and then resigned.
May-24-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.
Dec-22-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  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. http://scalise.fortunecity.com/pann...

Feb-02-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  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

Mar-17-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  brankat: Happy Birthday GM Panno!
Mar-17-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.
May-28-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: It seems as if there are still some malcontents who are not aware of the crucial rook advice.

We were first apprised of it eleven years ago:

<Jan-28-03 morphynoman2: This is a famous quote attrib. to Oscar Panno: "Whenever you have to make a rook move and both rooks are available for said move- you should evaluate which rook to move and, once you have made up your mind... MOVE THE OTHER ONE!!!">

Soon after:
<Aug-11-04 nikolaas: "Whenever you have to make a rook move and both rooks are available," the famous Grandmaster Oscar Panno once remarked, "you should evaluate which rook to move and, once you have made up your mind... MOVE THE OTHER ONE!">

Offramp had to have his or her two cents' worth. Here is cent #1: <Feb-25-05 offramp: That great old chess player and civil engineer and world junior champion Panno once said, or wrote, or thought: "Whenever you have to make a rook move and one or both or all rooks are available," said or thought the famous Grandmaster and civil engineer Oscar Panno, "you should evaluate which of the rooks to move and, once you have made up your mind..." [rest of sentence missing.]>

An attempt to keep the quote on course...:
<Feb-26-05 Backward Development: "Whenever you have to make a rook move and both rooks are available for said move- you should evaluate which rook to move and, once you have made up your mind... MOVE THE OTHER ONE!!!" – Oscar Panno.>

...Was followed by a near-derailment:
<Feb-26-05 Milo: Well, everyone else is doing it, I suppose I'll just give in to peer pressure... Panno once said, "whenever both rooks are available for a move, you should carefully evaluate which rook to move, then move the other." (I paraphrase.)>

And Offramp returned with his second cent:
<Feb-27-05 offramp: "Whenever you have the opportunity to make a bishop move and both bishops are available for that move - you should evaluate which bishop to move and, once you have made up your mind... MOVE - THE - OTHER - ONE!!!" – Oscar Panno.>

An alarum:
<Mar-09-05 nikolaas: "Whenever you have to make a rook move and both rooks are available for said move- you should evaluate which rook to move and, once you have made up your mind... MOVE THE ONE YOU CHOSE!"-nikolaas>

Then Offramp had an éboulement:
<May-10-05 offramp: If you have two rooks and both are able to be moved to the same square, ie laterally or horizontally, then you should analyse which one you should these pretzels are making me thirsty.>

There followed a period of peace and calm. Then:
<Aug-31-08 whiteshark: 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
whiteshark's first addendum: Noooo, the other one!!!>

And we were off again:
<Aug-10-09 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 :)>

<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? :)>

<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.>

But recently we all had some important news:
<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>.>

So come on, everyone! Over to the Savielly Tartakower page!

Mar-17-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Happy 80th birthday to GM Oscar Panno!
Mar-17-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: One of two former Candidates to celebrate a birthday today, Panno enjoyed a fine career for someone who played only in spurts, and for a decade, not at all.
Dec-02-15  Avun Jahei: the rook move thing doesn't make sense to me
Dec-02-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Fusilli: <Avun Jahei: the rook move thing doesn't make sense to me>

It's just light humor. Another thing I know he likes to say is "and here both players are worse." I always found that one hilarious.

Apr-02-16  falso contacto: Recent interview (spanish):
https://youtu.be/IxII1gXMrcY?t=3m21s
Mar-29-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  ChessHigherCat: <perfidious: One of two former Candidates to celebrate a birthday today, Panno enjoyed a fine career for someone who played only in spurts, and for a decade, not at all.>

For genius doesn't come in spurts
like some obscene excrescence.
The muses are not fond of flirts
but favor men of essence

I don't really believe consistency is that important though. I like that Billy Wilder quote mentioned by Devere the other day, that you're as good as the best thing you've ever done (or something to that effect). Think of Rembrandt, for example. He may have produced a lot of junk on a daily basis for all we know but we judge him by his great masterpieces and that's enough.

Mar-30-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  Chizoad: As counterpoint to the Billy Wilder quote:

I used to play in a home poker game for low stakes. One exceedingly garrulous guy in the game, Stu, would crack some hilarious jokes. A new player sat in one time and said to the table "That Stu guy is pretty funny" to which another regular said "If you say enough stuff, some of it is bound to be funny".

That being the case, it's hard to imagine Rembrandt accidentally making a masterpiece.

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