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Rodrigo Flores Alvarez
  
Number of games in database: 86
Years covered: 1927 to 1965

Overall record: +27 -27 =32 (50.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (7) 
    B93 B28 B89 B43 B58
 Ruy Lopez (5) 
    C78 C75 C84 C94 C81
 Queen's Gambit Declined (4) 
    D37 D06 D35
With the Black pieces:
 Grunfeld (13) 
    D72 D85 D81 D88 D94
 French Defense (8) 
    C02 C08 C07 C17 C05
 King's Indian (7) 
    E73 E64 E97 E81 E69
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   R Flores Alvarez vs M Czerniak, 1939 1-0
   Fischer vs R Flores Alvarez, 1959 1/2-1/2
   A Pons vs R Flores Alvarez, 1936 0-1
   R Flores Alvarez vs Capablanca, 1939 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Santiago (1959)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Santiago 1959 by suenteus po 147


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RODRIGO FLORES ALVAREZ
(born Aug-23-1913, died Jan-17-2007, 93 years old) Chile

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Rodrigo Flores Alvarez was born in Santiago, Chile. He was Chilean champion eleven times: 1931, 1935, 1938, 1941, 1944, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1956, 1961 and 1965. He was South American champion at Sao Paulo 1937 [brasilbase-1]. In 1947, he won the Marshall Chess Club Championship.

Wikipedia article: Rodrigo Flores


 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 86  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Alekhine vs R Flores Alvarez 1-0611927SantiagoC08 French, Tarrasch, Open, 4.ed ed
2. Alekhine vs R Flores Alvarez 1-0331927SantiagoD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
3. R Flores Alvarez vs A Conejeros  1-0211930Chilean ChampionshipC56 Two Knights
4. R Flores Alvarez vs C Hounie Fleurquin  1-0551936Mar del Plata it-03D35 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. R Flores Alvarez vs B H Villegas  0-1501936Mar del Plata it-03D24 Queen's Gambit Accepted
6. Jacobo Bolbochan vs R Flores Alvarez  ½-½411936Mar del Plata it-03D47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
7. A Pons vs R Flores Alvarez 0-1341936Mar del Plata it-03C00 French Defense
8. J Vinuesa vs R Flores Alvarez  1-0351936Mar del Plata it-03E00 Queen's Pawn Game
9. R Flores Alvarez vs A Schwartzman  ½-½331936Mar del Plata it-03E34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation
10. R Flores Alvarez vs Letelier 0-1311936Mar del Plata it-03D17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
11. R Flores Alvarez vs M Castillo  ½-½301936Mar del Plata it-03C48 Four Knights
12. J Traian Iliesco vs R Flores Alvarez 0-1431936Mar del Plata it-03E67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
13. Guimard vs R Flores Alvarez 0-1231936Mar del Plata it-03D72 Neo-Grunfeld, 5.cd, Main line
14. R Charlier vs R Flores Alvarez  ½-½301936Mar del Plata it-03A91 Dutch Defense
15. R Flores Alvarez vs I Pleci  0-1371936Mar del Plata it-03D02 Queen's Pawn Game
16. R Flores Alvarez vs V Fenoglio  ½-½421936Mar del Plata it-03B14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
17. J C Balparda vs R Flores Alvarez 0-1311936Mar del Plata it-03A48 King's Indian
18. L Piazzini vs R Flores Alvarez 1-0251936Mar del Plata it-03D46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
19. Trompowsky vs R Flores Alvarez 1-0311938CarrascoE24 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
20. R Flores Alvarez vs E Rotunno 1-0311938CarrascoD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
21. J Canepa vs R Flores Alvarez  0-1391938CarrascoC02 French, Advance
22. Roma vs R Flores Alvarez  0-1321938São PauloD81 Grunfeld, Russian Variation
23. Alekhine vs R Flores Alvarez  1-0411938MontevideoD22 Queen's Gambit Accepted
24. R Flores Alvarez vs P Baender  ½-½411939Buenos Aires ol-8 pr BD06 Queen's Gambit Declined
25. F Apsenieks vs R Flores Alvarez  ½-½301939Buenos Aires ol-8 pr BC07 French, Tarrasch
 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 86  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-29-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: Rodrigo Flores Alvarez
Born 23rd August 1913 in Santiago
Chilean champion in 1931, 1935, 1941, 1944, 1950, 1952, 1956, 1961 and 1965.
Feb-02-07  juccal: Legendary player Rodrigo Flores passed away last january 17 at 93, brilliant engineer was member of the Chilean science academy and many years teacher at Universidad de Chile. Eleven times Chilean champion the most succesfull champ ever, played with most world Champions from Capablanca to Fischer. A very consistent player belongs to the brilliant generation of players that also included Mariano Castillo, Rene Letelier and Enrique Reed among others. Rest in peace master, i bet you are playing with Rene and Mariano in eternity.
Aug-23-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  brankat: R.I.P. Senor Alvarez.
May-17-09  Karpova: Edward Winter's feature article "The Chess Prodigy Rodrigo Flores" from 2003: http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/...
Aug-23-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  brankat: A multi-talented man and a fine character, Dr.Flores-Alvarez.
Jun-17-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  zanzibar: A nice obit (in Spanish) here:

http://sertal.blogspot.com/2007/02/...

There is a nice 3-picture view of him as youthful, middle-aged, and old-aged man.

<He left established an almost insurmountable brand, eleven national chess titles: 1931, 1935, 1938, 1941, 1944, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1956, 1961 and 1965 participated in three World Olympics representing Chile, 1939 in Buenos Aires 1950 in Dubrovnik (ex-Yugoslavia) and 1956 in Moscow.>

For the record: <Benzol> apparently omitted 1938, 1951, and 1952 championships (but not the bio - see above).

Aug-23-17  lentil: Such successes but no title?
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