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Oscar Panno
Panno 
 
Number of games in database: 788
Years covered: 1952 to 2007
Last FIDE rating: 2438
Highest rating achieved in database: 2580

Overall record: +233 -132 =420 (56.4%)*
   * 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 (58) 
    E75 E92 E62 E80 E73
 Reti System (35) 
    A04 A06 A05
 English, 1 c4 e5 (28) 
    A28 A25 A21 A22 A29
 Nimzo Indian (26) 
    E54 E32 E46 E53 E59
 English, 1 c4 c5 (26) 
    A30 A34 A33 A35 A36
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (131) 
    B43 B42 B83 B32 B40
 King's Indian (41) 
    E80 E63 E62 E61 E92
 Sicilian Kan (29) 
    B43 B42
 English (26) 
    A15 A10 A16 A17 A14
 Sicilian Scheveningen (25) 
    B83 B80 B82 B81 B84
 Nimzo Indian (24) 
    E53 E54 E41 E43 E42
Repertoire Explorer

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
   Spassky vs Panno, 1969 1/2-1/2
   Chiburdanidze vs Panno, 1992 0-1
   Panno vs Bronstein, 1956 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 (1975)
   Copa ENTEL (2004)
   Palma de Mallorca (1969)
   Manila Interzonal (1976)
   Lone Pine (1980)
   Palma de Mallorca Interzonal (1970)
   Portoroz Interzonal (1958)
   Petropolis Interzonal (1973)
   Haifa Olympiad (Men) (1976)

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

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World Junior Champion (1953), Champion of Argentina (1953, 1975 (with Miguel Najdorf) & 1983); Pan-American Champion (1958); Champion of South America (1954, 1957, 1966 and 1969); Candidate (1956)

Preliminary

Oscar Roberto Panno was born in Buenos Aires and is a civil engineer by trade. He was the first locally born superstar of South American chess.

Titles

He won the IM title in 1954 and the GM title in 1955.

Championships

In 1953, Panno won both the World Junior Championship and the championship of Argentina. The following year in 1954, he won the South American Championship (staged in Mar del Plata), which also doubled as the Zonal Tournament for the continent in that year, thereby qualifying for the Gothenburg Interzonal (1955). At Gothenberg he placed third behind David Bronstein and Paul Keres, qualifying for the Amsterdam Candidates (1956) where he started strongly, co-leading for the first few rounds but eventually placing =8th. He also contested the Portoroz Interzonal (1958), Palma de Mallorca Interzonal (1970), Petropolis Interzonal (1973) and Manila Interzonal (1976).

In 1958, he won the Pan-American championship (aka the Tournament of the Americas) that was staged in Bogotá and won three subsequent championships of South America in Rio de Janeiro in 1957, Rio Hondo, 1966 (jointly, again doubling as a Zonal) and again at Mar del Plata, 1969 (again jointly).

Tournaments

Panno was a primarily a player for team events and championships especially in his early years, although he does have some notable tournament successes. One of his earliest major wins, if not the earliest, was his 12/17 result at Buenos Aires in 1952 when he was still 16 years old. While there are games missing from the record of this event, they appear to be missing in respect of players who were out of the running for first place. The following year, he won the World Junior Championship and the Argentine Championship (see above).

During the decade from 1958 to 1968, Panno actively pursued his civil engineering career and only played rarely, and not at all between 1958 and 1962. Between 1962 and 1968 he kept his eye in by playing in the occasional tournament with some success, the Club Argentino in 1963 (2nd with 8/11), the Buenos Aires YMCA event in 1963 (1st with 5.5/7), the Punta del Este event in 1964, Mar del Plata in 1965 (=4th with 9.5/13 behind Najdorf, Leonid Stein and Yuri Averbakh), and Buenos Aires 1965 (=2nd behind Najdorf with 8/11)

Upon returning to a fuller schedule, he won several strong tournaments, Buenos Aires 1968 (+8, =2, -1) ahead of Najdorf; Palma de Mallorca (1971) (+7, =8) in his finest achievement since Gothenburg in 1955, winning ahead of a stellar cast of Grandmasters including co-leader Ljubomir Ljubojevic, and Lajos Portisch, Samuel Reshevsky, Ulf Andersson, Bent Larsen, Pal Benko and Raymond Keene. He had other good results including =3rd at the Buenos Aires Open in 1968, 3rd with 11/17 at the famous Buenos Aires (1970) behind Robert James Fischer 's incredible 15/17 win and Vladimir Borisovich Tukmakov 's distant runner up placement with 11.5/17. Other successes included first on tiebreak at Caracas in 1970 ahead of co-leaders Stein and Lubomir Kavalek, and runners-up Anatoly Karpov and Pal Benko. There was also an excellent =2nd behind Lev Polugaevsky at Mar del Plata in 1971, a 2nd placement at the Villa Gesell open in 1971 and a stunning win at Palma de Mallorca (1972) (+6, =8, -1) ahead of the likes of Lev Polugaevsky and Viktor Korchnoi.

Other good results in the 1970s included equal second behind Benko at Sao Paulo in 1973, equal third at Las Palmas in 1973, equal second at Lone Pine in 1976 behind Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian, a runaway first at Bogota in 1976, second at Buenos Aires in 1977, equal second at Biel in 1977, equal second at Buenos Aires in 1978 and in 1983. After 1980, his results declined with age but Panno remained active into the 21st century, last playing in a FIDE-rated event at the Bobby Fischer Memorial tournament held in Vicente Lopez in Argentina in March 2008; in that event he remained undefeated (aged 73) winning one and drawing nine games finishing equal third with 5/9, half a point behind Diego Valerga and Mauricio Flores Rios.

Team Events

In 1958, Panno was on top board for Argentina at the World Student Championships. He led his team to place second in the qualifying group to contest the Finals where he scored 5.5/10 (+3 -2 =5) and his team placed 7th.

He represented his country eleven times at the Olympiads of 1954, 1956, 1958, 1962, 1966, 1968, 1970, 1976, 1986, 1988 and finally in 1992. His medal tally for these events was a team silver (behind the Soviet Union) in 1954, team bronzes in 1958 and 1962 (behind the USSR and Yugoslavia on both occasions), individual bronze for board 2 in 1958 and individual gold for board 2 in 1966. In total at these Olympiads, Panno played 151 games (+51 -13 =87) for an overall percentage of 62.6%.

Panno also represented Argentina at the World Team Championship of 1985 and the Pan-American Team Championships staged in 1971, 1985 and 1991; in the 1971 and 1985 Pan-American events he won both team and individual gold.

Matches

He played matches against Ruben Rollansky in Buenos Aires in 1965 (winning with +3 =2), Vicente Palermo in 1966 (winning with +2 =5), Miguel A Quinteros in 1970 (winning with +2 =7) and again in 1990 (also won with +2 =7), Horatio Garcia in 1971 (winning with +3 =5), Cesar Guillermo Poch in 1971 (winning with +4 =4), Oscar Cuasnicu in 1975 (+3 =3), and Rodrigo Vazquez in 1987 (+1 =9).

Ranking

Panno was never formally ranked or rated during his peak years. However, his results in the Interzonals and in major tournaments shows he was amongst the world’s leading grandmasters. Chessmetrics.com, which attempts to rank players from before the introduction of FIDE ratings, estimates that he was as high as 18th in the world in late 1955 when he qualified for the Candidates by placing third at the Gothenburg Interzonal.

Tribute

Tributes to Panno on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of winning the World Junior in 1953 appear at https://www.fide.com/component/cont....

References

Team results were referenced from http://www.olimpbase.org/players/82..., World championship qualifying events from http://www.mark-weeks.com/chess/wcc.... Other events, mainly non-championship tournaments, were sourced primarily from www.365chess.com. The chessmetrics stat appears at http://www.chessmetrics.com/cm/CM2/....

Last updated: 2018-06-11 17:09:52

 page 1 of 32; games 1-25 of 788  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. Panno vs D Keller  0-1511953Wch U20 qual-AE16 Queen's Indian
4. D Keller vs Panno  ½-½401953Wch U20 final-AB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
5. Panno vs E Eliskases  ½-½431953ARG-chD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
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 Najdorf 1-0401954Mar del Plata ZonalD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
10. Panno vs E Eliskases  ½-½311954Mar del Plata ZonalE52 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with ...b6
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. Panno vs Szabo 1-0311955Mar del PlataD02 Queen's Pawn Game
25. Panno vs Ivkov 0-1571955Mar del PlataA15 English
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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  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  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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