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|Dec-28-09|| ||wordfunph: Happy Birthday Grandmaster Miguel A. Quinteros!|
|Jun-22-10|| ||GrahamClayton: A pgn download of Quinteros' games can be found at:
|Jun-23-10|| ||I play the Fred: All-playa GM team:
Board 1: Jose Raul Capablanca
Board 2: Lev Alburt
Board 3: Miguel Quinteros
Board 4: ???
|Jul-01-10|| ||talisman: the real identity of "The Most Interesting Man in the World".|
|Dec-28-10|| ||azziadrian: Felicidades Maestro!|
|Dec-28-10|| ||wordfunph: Miguel Quinteros was criticized for declining draws offered by famous masters. "I didn't travel 10,000 kilometers to Leningrad just for the sake of drawing," he retorted. Fortune was not on his side, and he lost to Byrne and Tal.|
happy 63rd birthday Maestro Miguel!
|Dec-28-10|| ||brankat: Happy Birthday GM Quinteros!|
|Dec-28-10|| ||Maatalkko: <Talisman> Yeah, he does look much like the guy in those Dos Equis ads.|
|Dec-28-10|| ||talisman: happy birthday Miguel.
<Maatalkko> Dos Equis!...gonna try one today.
|Dec-28-10|| ||Maatalkko: <talisman> Stay thirsty, my friend.|
Yeah, those ads work. I get Dos Equis at a Mexican place when they don't have Bohemia.
|Mar-28-11|| ||theodor: congratulaciones, Miguel, estas grande!|
|Mar-28-11|| ||rapidcitychess: Nice picture.|
|Mar-28-11|| ||HeMateMe: Es un hombre rico?|
|May-24-11|| ||Caissanist: It was Topalov who called Quinteros the #1 ladies man ("but he is not so successful as a chess player").|
|May-30-11|| ||GrahamClayton: <Benzol>I believe his wife was a former Miss Argentina|
According to an article in the "Australian Women's Weekly", dated 24 May 1978, Quinteros's wife was Benje, who was crowned "Miss Phillipines, Maid of Cotton" in 1975.
Here is the full text of the article:
"There are only 40 chess grandmasters in the world. Miguel Quinteros is one, but he looks more like a showbiz star.
The 29-year-old Argentinian is the first chess grandmaster to visit Australia. He is here with his wife, Benjie, who was "Miss Philippines, Maid of Cotton" in 1975, to help publicise the chess Olympics due to be held in Argentina in October.
Ten Australians, including four women, will play in the olympics. "Your players are all young, and chess at top competition level is definitely a game for the young," said Miguel.
"lt's easy to think it is only mentally demanding, but it has been calculated that one game of championship chess burns up as much
physical energy as three sets of tennis."
Miguel studies chess up to eight hours every day. He spends almost as long making sure he is physically fit to stand up to top match pressures, but he does not find that too difficult - he was once a professional soccer player.
"As a grandmaster I can earn up to $40,000 a year and get to see plenty of the world. If I had remained a soccer player it's unlikely I would ever have left Argentina - and then I wouldn't have met my wife (at a chess match in the Philippines).
"Almost anyone can become a chess champion," Miguel added. "People think you need a special sort of
|Dec-17-11|| ||wordfunph: from Michael de la Maza's book Rapid Chess Improvement, page 24..|
<You must now that if you refuse to study tactics then, to quote GM Miguel Quinteros, you are 'doomed to remain weak' and are 'well advised to take up something else, like knitting.'>
|Mar-17-14|| ||Yopo: He was to meet with Fischer in Yugoslavia under the embargo
therefore was excluded from international tournaments organized by FIDE.
Playng chess in the Web, it has become one of the best players in the ICC|
|May-24-14|| ||Rookiepawn: I like the gesture on the photo, is very typical of an Argentinean guy. It comes from our Italian heritage. |
Though Quinteros surname is of Spanish origin, Argentinians received a lot of Italian slang and culture from immigration. Thus, though Argentineans speak Spanish, accent and body language have a strong Italian resemblance, especially in Buenos Aires.
The pic is an example: that mischievous look, hand with fingers gathered together, bent head and eyebrows up tells you this guy is unmistakeably a porteño (from Buenos Aires city).
On the board, a fighter, a Sicilian beast... and maybe with a little bit of bad luck, to round up a complete "Argento" profile ¡Grande Miguel Angel, aguante maestro!
|May-25-14|| ||RedShield: <I like the gesture on the photo, is very typical of an Argentinean guy.>|
Arms raised in surrender?
<It comes from our Italian heritage.>
I was right.
|May-25-14|| ||Rookiepawn: <Arms raised in surrender?>|
I think something like that happened in Viet Nam.
|May-25-14|| ||john barleycorn: he is more in that "allora" pose.|
|May-25-14|| ||Rookiepawn: And btw <PinkLid>, I consider myself a citizen of the world. So you can waste yourself slandering the Argentineans, that won't work. Unlike you I don't need the psychological support of clinging to a pathetic collective identity.|
See? You're a collectivist.
|May-25-14|| ||RedShield: When you decided to abandon Argentina, what was it that attracted you to Denmark, in preference to, say, Uganda or Papua New Guinea or Cambodia? Maybe you're just a citizen of part of the world.|
|May-25-14|| ||perfidious: <RedShield: When you decided to abandon Argentina, what was it that attracted you to Denmark, in preference to, say, Uganda or Papua New Guinea or Cambodia? Maybe you're just a citizen of part of the world.>|
The gift that keeps on giving: at every turn, this poster proves himself a chode.
|May-25-14|| ||Rookiepawn: <PinkLid> Cambodia is a wonderful place, I was there for quite a while. Beautiful country ruined by someone named Pol Pot. A guy very much like you, unfortunately much more intelligent.|
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