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Samuel Schweber
Number of games in database: 156
Years covered: 1955 to 2001
Last FIDE rating: 2348
Highest rating achieved in database: 2450

Overall record: +36 -62 =58 (41.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (24) 
    B40 B27 B53 B32 B22
 King's Indian (10) 
    E77 E91 E64 E62 E93
 Ruy Lopez (9) 
    C91 C71 C88 C80 C62
 Nimzo Indian (7) 
    E41 E59 E55 E24 E54
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (5) 
    C91 C84 C88
 Queen's Pawn Game (4) 
    A45 E00 D01
With the Black pieces:
 King's Indian (17) 
    E60 E95 E61 E92 E62
 Sicilian (15) 
    B92 B88 B28 B93 B39
 French Defense (8) 
    C10 C19 C18 C05 C02
 Sicilian Najdorf (5) 
    B92 B93
 King's Indian Attack (4) 
    A07 A08
 English (4) 
    A10 A15 A17
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   S Schweber vs B Wexler, 1964 1-0
   S Schweber vs Larsen, 1991 1/2-1/2
   S Schweber vs Teschner, 1962 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Buenos Aires (1970)
   Stockholm Interzonal (1962)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   1955 World Junior - preliminaries by gauer

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(born Jul-16-1936, died Jan-01-2017, 80 years old) Argentina

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Samuel Schweber was awarded the IM title in 1961. He played for Argentina in the Olympiads of 1960, 1964 and 1966. In tournaments, he was 9th in the World Junior Championship of 1955, 2nd at Sao Paulo (1962), and 20th in the Stockholm Interzonal (1962). Sub-champion of Argentina in 1963 and 1968.

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Last updated: 2017-02-07 12:28:16

 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 156  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. S Schweber vs Tringov  ½-½89 1955 Wch U20 final-AE64 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System
2. S Schweber vs Portisch 1-054 1955 Wch U20 prel-BE41 Nimzo-Indian
3. S Schweber vs Mednis  0-141 1955 Wch U20 final-AA84 Dutch
4. S Schweber vs Portisch  0-138 1955 Wch U20 final-AE41 Nimzo-Indian
5. S Schweber vs Spassky 0-135 1955 World Junior ChampionshipE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
6. S Schweber vs S Johannessen  0-150 1955 Wch U20 prel-BA77 Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8, 10.Nd2
7. S Schweber vs K Lloyd  0-158 1955 Wch U20 prel-BB20 Sicilian
8. Tringov vs S Schweber 0-138 1955 Wch U20 prel-BB88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
9. S Schweber vs I Johannsson  ½-½41 1955 Wch U20 prel-BC88 Ruy Lopez
10. M Kampelmacher vs S Schweber 0-120 1959 Buenos AiresB88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
11. S Schweber vs Jaime Kahn 1-016 1959 Buenos Aires VCA82 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
12. O Bazan vs S Schweber  0-141 1960 Sao Paulo ztB23 Sicilian, Closed
13. S Schweber vs Najdorf  0-161 1960 NurembergE77 King's Indian
14. Smyslov vs S Schweber 1-035 1960 Leipzig Olympiad, LeipzigB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
15. S Schweber vs E Kaszdan  1-032 1960 It ArgentinaE77 King's Indian
16. S Schweber vs E Reinhardt  1-046 1960 Buenos Aires ch-ARGE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
17. R Naranja vs S Schweber 1-045 1960 Leipzig ol (Men) qual-BE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
18. E German vs S Schweber 0-140 1960 Sao PauloB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
19. E Eliskases vs S Schweber  0-162 1960 Buenos Aires ch-ARGE98 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1
20. S Schweber vs Julio Bolbochan  ½-½23 1960 SaoB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
21. S Schweber vs B Wexler  1-057 1960 Sao PauloC71 Ruy Lopez
22. S Schweber vs Ujtelky  1-048 1960 Leipzig ol (Men) fin-AA43 Old Benoni
23. Julio Bolbochan vs S Schweber  ½-½27 1962 Stockholm InterzonalB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
24. S Schweber vs M Bertok  1-054 1962 Stockholm InterzonalE77 King's Indian
25. Uhlmann vs S Schweber  1-035 1962 Stockholm InterzonalE97 King's Indian
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-15-05  activechess: El gordito schweber, personaje detestable del ajedrez argentino!
Jul-19-06  BIDMONFA: Samuel Schweber


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  GrahamClayton: According to Tim Krabbe's Chess Curiosities website, Scheweber is the only player to have promoted 2 pawns to Knights in the same game:

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  wordfunph: <Scheweber is the only player to have promoted 2 pawns to Knights in the same game:>


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  Phony Benoni: This is a strange statement by Krabbé, who is generally very reliable. He quotes this position from Schweber - Wexler, Buenos Aires, 1964 (the game is not in our database):

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<46.c8N+ Rxc8 47.bxc8N+, and Black resigned. This is the only game with two knight promotions that were the strongest move. Promotions to Queen would have been equally strong, but as the Knight promotions were checks, they were more obvious, and therefore genuine.>

So Krabbé must have disqualified the following game, with which he was surely familiar:

G MacDonnell vs Bird, 1874

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And the game continued 22...f1N+ 23.Rhxf1 exf1N+. For the life of me, this seems exactly the same situation as the Schweber - Wexler game, and the only thing I can think of is that Krabbé does not consider the pawn promotions as Black's strongest moves. This is a very sensible criterion, by the way; it would be easy to promote pawns to knights while just fooling around.

Oct-28-11  lentil: Run through a translator, <activechess>' comment is "Schweber the fat, obnoxious character [of] Argentine chess". Surely this violates some guidelines. Chessgames: Please delete that comment (and this one too).
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  keypusher: <lentil>

Here are the guidelines:

<No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.

No spamming, advertising, or duplicating posts.

No personal attacks against other users.

Nothing in violation of United States law. >

I don't see the problem.

Oct-28-11  poorpatzer: Yeah lentil
Oct-28-11  lentil: I would classify it as a personal attack (although perhaps Mr Schweber is not a user). It is certainly tasteless and childish name-calling.
Nov-04-11  poorpatzer: Do you think a senile, 75 year old Argentine player whose biggest claim to fame is losing to Fischer (like everyone else) gives a flying fladoodle about what is said on his chessgames player page?
Nov-04-11  lentil: Hmm: <Poorpatzer>: You are fat and obnoxious. Feel good? My point is that such invective is unacceptable. p.s. I will no longer respond to your replies.
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  whiteshark: Bogo was fat, but Schweber?
Nov-04-11  Karpova: Something positive in everything: Discussion of a chessplayer's looks is not restricted to the female chessplayers.
Nov-04-11  Cibator: <Karpova:> makes a good point.

<activechess:> should be required to justify his statement, preferably in English, or else take it down. (BTW, doesn't "gordito" mean "little and fat"?)

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  whiteshark: <Cibator> Not on your nelly!

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Nov-07-11  poorpatzer: I don't care what y'all think!

Oh <lentil> I'm not fat, I'm fluffy! So ha!

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  Fusilli: If I may throw my two cents, "ito" is the diminutive suffix for "gordo" (fat). "Gordito" would be like saying "little fat one", but not in the sense that the person was little, but that the person was overweight but not grossly so, although it can also be translated as the offensive "fatty".

I would translate <activechess>' comment as "Fatty Schweber, obnoxious character of the Argentine chess scene". (Although "detestable" could conceivably be translated as the stronger "despicable".)

What can I say, Schweber indeed had a reputation for obnoxious (I use the past because I am recalling this from my teen years in Argentina). I would not think that "obnoxious" violates the guidelines for posting. Many people on this website would use the same or similar words for some grandmasters and they get posted.

The "fatty" part, as any derogatory remark about looks, is perhaps uglier. In <activechess>'s defense (what an ironic name for someone who showed up just once), who is probably Argentinian, this is culturally defined. In the US it sounds certainly much worse than it does in Argentina. I suspect Schweber has been called "gordo" many times to his face without getting his feelings hurt. I agree with that part of the sentence being offensive, but in this case I would respect freedom of expression, mostly because I think <activechess> meant to make a funny rather than an offensive remark, directed only to those who read Spanish and perhaps knew Schweber (he got me there), and knew Schweber would probably never read it.

Speaking of etiquette, I am appalled at the level of disrespect that goes on on this website sometimes--and among users, not on comments about players. For generic internet standards, however, it is pretty civilized for a website where most people post anonymously.

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  Caissanist: <What can I say, Schweber indeed had a reputation for obnoxious>

Actually, any anecdotes of supposedly obnoxious behavior would be interesting (most of the top players in chess history have a number of those here). Just saying someone is "obnoxious" without any supporting statement seems kind of pointless though.

Sep-13-13  Gottschalk: <wordfunph>
Possibly U telling us about this game.

[Event "Buenos Aires"]
[Site "Buenos Aires"]
[Date "1964.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Samuel Schweber"]
[Black "Bernardo Wexler"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B42"]
[PlyCount "93"]
[EventDate "1964.??.??"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4.
Nxd4 a6 5. Bd3 Qc7 6. O-O Nf6 7. Qe2 d6 8. f4 Nbd7 9. Kh1 Be7 10. c4 b6 11. Nc3 Bb7 12. Bd2 O-O 13. Rae1 Rad8 14. Bb1 Rfe8 15. f5 exf5 16. Nxf5 Bf8 17. Bg5 Rc8 18. Nh6+ gxh6 19. Bxf6 Nxf6 20. Rxf6 Bg7 21. Qg4 Re5 22. Rxh6 Qe7 23. Nd5 Qg5 24. Qxg5 Rxg5 25. Ne7+ Kf8 26. Nxc8 Bxh6 27. Nxd6 Bc6 28. Rf1 Be8 29. Nf5 Bg7 30. Nxg7 Kxg7 31. Kg1 Rc5 32. Bd3 Bd7 33. Kf2 Be6 34. b4 Rc7 35. Rc1 Kf6 36. Ke3 Ke5 37. a3 f6 38. c5 b5 39. a4 bxa4 40. Bxa6 a3 41. b5 a2 42. b6 Rg7 43. b7 Rg8 44. c6 Kd6 45. c7 a1=Q 46. c8=N+ Rxc8 47. bxc8=N+ 1-0

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  Stonehenge: RIP IM Schweber.
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  wordfunph: rest in peace, IM Schweber.
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  Fusilli: Sad news on the passing of Schweber. In the last few years, Argentina lost five veteran IMs: L. Bronstein (2014), J. Szmetan (2015), S. Giardelli (2015), J. Rubinetti (2016), and now S. Schweber (2017). We'll miss them all.
Jan-31-17  The Kings Domain: Fusilli: True. Nice tribute.
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