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Rodrigo Flores-Alvarez
Number of games in database: 84
Years covered: 1927 to 1965
Overall record: +25 -27 =32 (48.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (7) 
    B93 B58 B43 B92 B89
 Ruy Lopez (5) 
    C78 C94 C84 C81 C75
 Queen's Gambit Declined (4) 
    D37 D06 D35
With the Black pieces:
 Grunfeld (12) 
    D88 D85 D72 D81 D75
 French Defense (8) 
    C02 C05 C17 C00 C07
 King's Indian (7) 
    E73 E69 E64 E97 E81
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Fischer vs R Flores-Alvarez, 1959 1/2-1/2
   R Flores-Alvarez vs C Jauregui, 1959 1-0

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 84  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Alekhine vs R Flores-Alvarez  1-033 1927 SantiagoD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
2. Alekhine vs R Flores-Alvarez  1-061 1927 SantiagoC08 French, Tarrasch, Open, 4.ed ed
3. R Flores-Alvarez vs A Conejeros  1-021 1930 Chilean ChampionshipC56 Two Knights
4. Guimard vs R Flores-Alvarez 0-123 1936 Mar del Plata it-03D72 Neo-Grunfeld, 5.cd, Main line
5. J Traian Iliesco vs R Flores-Alvarez 0-143 1936 Mar del Plata it-03E67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
6. R Flores-Alvarez vs M Castillo  ½-½30 1936 Mar del Plata it-03C48 Four Knights
7. R Flores-Alvarez vs V Fenoglio  ½-½42 1936 Mar del Plata it-03B14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
8. R Flores-Alvarez vs I Pleci  0-137 1936 Mar del Plata it-03D02 Queen's Pawn Game
9. R Flores-Alvarez vs C Hounie Fleurquin  1-055 1936 Mar del Plata it-03D35 Queen's Gambit Declined
10. R Charlier vs R Flores-Alvarez  ½-½30 1936 Mar del Plata it-03A91 Dutch Defense
11. L Piazzini vs R Flores-Alvarez  1-025 1936 Mar del Plata it-03D46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
12. J C Balparda vs R Flores-Alvarez 0-131 1936 Mar del Plata it-03A48 King's Indian
13. A Pons vs R Flores-Alvarez 0-134 1936 Mar del Plata it-03C00 French Defense
14. Jacobo Bolbochan vs R Flores-Alvarez  ½-½41 1936 Mar del Plata it-03D47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
15. R Flores-Alvarez vs B H Villegas  0-150 1936 Mar del Plata it-03D24 Queen's Gambit Accepted
16. R Flores-Alvarez vs Letelier 0-131 1936 Mar del Plata it-03D17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
17. R Flores-Alvarez vs A Schwartzman  ½-½33 1936 Mar del Plata it-03E34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation
18. J Vinuesa vs R Flores-Alvarez  1-035 1936 Mar del Plata it-03E00 Queen's Pawn Game
19. J Canepa vs R Flores-Alvarez  0-139 1938 CarrascoC02 French, Advance
20. Alekhine vs R Flores-Alvarez  1-041 1938 Carrasco (05)D22 Queen's Gambit Accepted
21. Trompowsky vs R Flores-Alvarez 1-031 1938 CarrascoE24 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
22. R Flores-Alvarez vs E Rotunno 1-031 1938 CarrascoD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
23. P Michel vs R Flores-Alvarez ½-½44 1939 Buenos Aires ol-8 pr BC17 French, Winawer, Advance
24. R Flores-Alvarez vs E R Lundin  0-152 1939 Buenos Aires ol (Men)D47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
25. R Flores-Alvarez vs P Baender  ½-½41 1939 Buenos Aires ol-8 pr BD06 Queen's Gambit Declined
 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 84  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  brankat: R.I.P. Senor Alvarez.
May-17-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  Karpova: Edward Winter's feature article "The Chess Prodigy Rodrigo Flores" from 2003: http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/...
Aug-23-12  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).

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