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Jorge Szmetan
Number of games in database: 159
Years covered: 1970 to 2004
Last FIDE rating: 2372
Highest rating achieved in database: 2430

Overall record: +46 -59 =52 (45.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 2 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (18) 
    B30 B89 B33 B96 B43
 English (9) 
    A14 A15 A13 A17 A12
 Reti System (9) 
 King's Indian (5) 
    E67 E96 E97 E63
 King's Indian Attack (4) 
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (17) 
    B99 B93 B22 B43 B38
 Alekhine's Defense (9) 
    B05 B02 B03
 English, 1 c4 c5 (9) 
    A30 A32 A34
 King's Indian (8) 
    E63 E69 E97 E95 E91
 Modern Benoni (7) 
    A56 A57 A58 A60
 Ruy Lopez (7) 
    C80 C77 C63 C69
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   J Echavarria vs J Szmetan, 1999 0-1
   L Tristan vs J Szmetan, 2004 1/2-1/2
   Fischer vs J Szmetan, 1971 1/2-1/2
   J Szmetan vs K Frey Beckman, 1977 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Buenos Aires (Clarin) (1978)
   79th Argentine Championship (2004)
   Torneo Continental Americano (2003)

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(born May-26-1950, died Sep-19-2015, 65 years old) Argentina

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Jorge C Szmetan was born in Buenos Aires. Awarded the IM title in 1976, he was also Argentine champion in the same year.

Wikipedia article: Jorge Szmetan

 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 159  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. E Eliskases vs J Szmetan  ½-½52 1970 t Naci (04E69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
2. Fischer vs J Szmetan ½-½84 1971 Simul, 17bC31 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
3. J Szmetan vs Najdorf  0-143 1972 Buenos AiresB82 Sicilian, Scheveningen
4. E A Tito vs J Szmetan  0-134 1972 Sao PauloC27 Vienna Game
5. J Szmetan vs Quinteros  0-135 1972 Sao Paulo (Brazil)B99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line
6. Najdorf vs J Szmetan  1-050 1973 Buenos AiresD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. R Grinberg vs J Szmetan  1-033 1974 CaserosB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
8. Petrosian vs J Szmetan  ½-½26 1974 Olympiad Final-AA58 Benko Gambit
9. J Szmetan vs G Bordonada 0-145 1974 Olympiad Final-AB11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
10. A J Whiteley vs J Szmetan  ½-½32 1974 Olympiad Final-AA56 Benoni Defense
11. Najdorf vs J Szmetan  1-030 1975 Buenos Aires ARG chE69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
12. C Silva Sanchez vs J Szmetan  1-041 1975 Fortaleza ztC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
13. R Bellin vs J Szmetan  1-040 1976 Hoogovens-BB99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line
14. Hugo Ernesto Link vs J Szmetan  0-156 1976 ARG-chA07 King's Indian Attack
15. L Christiansen vs J Szmetan  1-043 1976 Torremolinos (Spain)B25 Sicilian, Closed
16. J Szmetan vs G Garcia Gonzales 1-028 1976 MalagaB89 Sicilian
17. M Stean vs J Szmetan  1-040 1976 Haifa ol (Men)B99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line
18. L Schneider vs J Szmetan  1-037 1976 Haifa olmB83 Sicilian
19. R Hartoch vs J Szmetan  ½-½29 1977 Hoogovens-BB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
20. J Szmetan vs K Frey Beckman 1-023 1977 BogotaC46 Three Knights
21. J Szmetan vs F van der Vliet  0-137 1977 Hoogovens-BD76 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6
22. Z Krnic vs J Szmetan  1-041 1977 Hoogovens-BC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 6.d4
23. J Szmetan vs R Witt  ½-½67 1977 Hoogovens-BE97 King's Indian
24. J Szmetan vs L Christiansen  1-046 1977 Wijk aan Zee (Netherlands)A17 English
25. J Szmetan vs R Jamieson  ½-½28 1977 Hoogovens-BB33 Sicilian
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Kibitzer's Corner
May-17-06  BIDMONFA: Jorge Szmetan


May-26-08  Nikita Smirnov: I don't think he is a 100 % argentinian.Can someone tell me more about him and his family.
May-26-11  SvetlanaBabe: "Szmetana" is the word for 'Sour Cream' in Russian and Ukrainian. Maybe his family has Slavic roots (explains his success at the game!) Lots of Eastern European migrants made their way to South America before, during and after the upheavals around the time of the Second World War He is descended undoubtedly from this diaspora.
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  Fusilli: <NS> I'd say he is 100% Argentinian because he was born and raised in Argentina. He has 100% Buenos Aires accent.

Buenos Aires is a little bit of a melting pot. There was significant migration from Europe to Argentina between the late 19th and early 20th century. Given his last name it is a good guess to assume that his ancestors (at least his father's line) migrated from Central or Eastern Europe to Argentina at the time.

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  Penguincw: Happy 61st birthday.
Apr-09-15  Gottschalk: Event "Buenos Aires (1st GP t.)"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "1979.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Luis Marcos Bronstein"]
[Black "Jorge Szmetan"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C80"]
[WhiteElo "2420"]
[BlackElo "2400"]
[PlyCount "77"]
[EventDate "1979.??.??"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Nxe4 6. d4 b5 7. Bb3 d5 8. a4 Rb8 9. axb5 axb5 10. dxe5 Be6 11. c3 Bc5 12. Nbd2 O-O 13. Bc2 f5 14. Nb3 Bb6 15. Nbd4 Nxd4 16. Nxd4 Bxd4 17. cxd4 f4 18. f3 Ng3 19. hxg3 fxg3 20. Qd3 Bf5 21. Qxf5 Rxf5 22. Bxf5 Qh4 23. Bh3 Qxd4+ 24. Kh1 Qxe5 25. Bd2 Qxb2 26. Bf4 d4 27. Be6+ Kh8 28. Bxc7 Rf8 29. Be5 Qe2 30. Rfe1 Qf2 31. Re4 d3 32. Rg4 h5 33. Rxg7 Qe3 34. Rg5+ Kh7 35. Rxh5+ Kg6 36. Bg4 Ra8 37. Rb1 d2 38. Bxg3 Qb3 39. Rxb3 0-1

Jan-07-16  Eastfrisian: According to the Wikipedia-article he died on 19 September 2015 in Buenos Aires. RIP
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