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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 =54 (45.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (19) 
    B30 B52 B89 B51 B28
 English (9) 
    A14 A15 A13 A17 A12
 Reti System (9) 
 King's Indian (5) 
    E96 E68 E97 E63 E67
 King's Indian Attack (4) 
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (17) 
    B99 B93 B51 B21 B22
 Alekhine's Defense (9) 
    B05 B03 B02
 English, 1 c4 c5 (9) 
    A30 A32 A34
 King's Indian (8) 
    E63 E69 E97 E94 E91
 Modern Benoni (7) 
    A56 A57 A60 A58
 Ruy Lopez (6) 
    C80 C63 C69 C77
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   J Echavarria vs J Szmetan, 1999 0-1
   Fischer vs J Szmetan, 1971 1/2-1/2
   J Szmetan vs K Frey Beckman, 1977 1-0
   J Szmetan vs L Christiansen, 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, 64 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.

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 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 ArgentiniaC31 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
3. J Szmetan vs Najdorf  0-143 1972 Buenos AiresB82 Sicilian, Scheveningen
4. J Szmetan vs Quinteros  0-135 1972 Sao Paulo (Brazil)B99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line
5. E A Tito vs J Szmetan  0-134 1972 Sao PauloC27 Vienna Game
6. Najdorf vs J Szmetan  1-050 1973 Buenos AiresD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. J Szmetan vs G Bordonada 0-145 1974 Nice ol (Men)B11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
8. Petrosian vs J Szmetan  ½-½26 1974 NicaA58 Benko Gambit
9. A J Whiteley vs J Szmetan  ½-½32 1974 Nice ol (Men) fin-AA56 Benoni Defense
10. R Grinberg vs J Szmetan  1-033 1974 CaserosB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
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. L Christiansen vs J Szmetan  1-043 1976 Torremolinos (Spain)B25 Sicilian, Closed
14. L Schneider vs J Szmetan  1-037 1976 Haifa olmB83 Sicilian
15. Hugo Ernesto Link vs J Szmetan  0-156 1976 ARG-chA07 King's Indian Attack
16. J Szmetan vs G Garcia Gonzales  1-028 1976 MalagaB89 Sicilian
17. R Bellin vs J Szmetan  1-040 1976 Hoogovens-BB99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line
18. M Stean vs J Szmetan  1-040 1976 Haifa ol (Men)B99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line
19. J Szmetan vs F van der Vliet  0-137 1977 Hoogovens-BD76 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6
20. J Szmetan vs R Witt  ½-½67 1977 Hoogovens-BE97 King's Indian
21. Kupreichik vs J Szmetan  1-059 1977 Wijk aan Zee IIC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
22. Z Krnic vs J Szmetan  1-041 1977 Hoogovens-BC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 6.d4
23. L Popov vs J Szmetan  1-042 1977 Hoogovens-BB38 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Maroczy Bind, 6.Be3
24. J Szmetan vs Ftacnik  ½-½19 1977 Amsterdam IBM IIE96 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, Main line
25. J Szmetan vs K Frey Beckman  1-023 1977 BogotaC46 Three Knights
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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.
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