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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 B89 B28 B43
 Ruy Lopez (5) 
    C94 C75 C78 C84 C81
 Queen's Gambit Declined (4) 
    D37 D06 D35
With the Black pieces:
 Grunfeld (12) 
    D85 D88 D72 D75 D91
 French Defense (8) 
    C02 C05 C07 C00 C17
 King's Indian (7) 
    E73 E97 E81 E69 E67
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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. R Charlier vs R Flores-Alvarez  ½-½30 1936 Mar del Plata it-03A91 Dutch Defense
5. L Piazzini vs R Flores-Alvarez  1-025 1936 Mar del Plata it-03D46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
6. J C Balparda vs R Flores-Alvarez 0-131 1936 Mar del Plata it-03A48 King's Indian
7. A Pons vs R Flores-Alvarez 0-134 1936 Mar del Plata it-03C00 French Defense
8. Jacobo Bolbochan vs R Flores-Alvarez  ½-½41 1936 Mar del Plata it-03D47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
9. R Flores-Alvarez vs B H Villegas  0-150 1936 Mar del Plata it-03D24 Queen's Gambit Accepted
10. R Flores-Alvarez vs Letelier 0-131 1936 Mar del Plata it-03D17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
11. R Flores-Alvarez vs A Schwartzman  ½-½33 1936 Mar del Plata it-03E34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation
12. J Vinuesa vs R Flores-Alvarez  1-035 1936 Mar del Plata it-03E00 Queen's Pawn Game
13. Guimard vs R Flores-Alvarez 0-123 1936 Mar del Plata it-03D72 Neo-Grunfeld, 5.cd, Main line
14. J Traian Iliesco vs R Flores-Alvarez 0-143 1936 Mar del Plata it-03E67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
15. R Flores-Alvarez vs M Castillo  ½-½30 1936 Mar del Plata it-03C48 Four Knights
16. R Flores-Alvarez vs V Fenoglio  ½-½42 1936 Mar del Plata it-03B14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
17. R Flores-Alvarez vs I Pleci  0-137 1936 Mar del Plata it-03D02 Queen's Pawn Game
18. R Flores-Alvarez vs C Hounie Fleurquin  1-055 1936 Mar del Plata it-03D35 Queen's Gambit Declined
19. Trompowsky vs R Flores-Alvarez 1-031 1938 CarrascoE24 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
20. R Flores-Alvarez vs E Rotunno 1-031 1938 CarrascoD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
21. J Canepa vs R Flores-Alvarez  0-139 1938 CarrascoC02 French, Advance
22. Alekhine vs R Flores-Alvarez  1-041 1938 Carrasco (05)D22 Queen's Gambit Accepted
23. F Apsenieks vs R Flores-Alvarez  ½-½30 1939 Buenos Aires ol-8 pr BC07 French, Tarrasch
24. R Flores-Alvarez vs M Czerniak 1-036 1939 Buenos Aires OlimpiadD85 Grunfeld
25. A D de Groot vs R Flores-Alvarez  ½-½47 1939 Buenos Aires ol (Men) f-AC15 French, Winawer
 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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
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).

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