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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.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (7) 
    B93 B58 B43 B92 B89
 Ruy Lopez (5) 
    C78 C81 C75 C84 C94
 Queen's Gambit Declined (4) 
    D37 D06 D35
With the Black pieces:
 Grunfeld (13) 
    D81 D88 D85 D72 D84
 French Defense (8) 
    C02 C00 C05 C07 C15
 King's Indian (7) 
    E73 E64 E67 E81 E69
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   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
   R Flores Alvarez vs M Czerniak, 1939 1-0

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

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

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(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 Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Alekhine vs R Flores Alvarez 1-061 1927 SantiagoC08 French, Tarrasch, Open, 4.ed ed
2. Alekhine vs R Flores Alvarez 1-033 1927 SantiagoD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
3. R Flores Alvarez vs A Conejeros  1-021 1930 Chilean ChampionshipC56 Two Knights
4. R Flores Alvarez vs B H Villegas  0-150 1936 Mar del Plata it-03D24 Queen's Gambit Accepted
5. Jacobo Bolbochan vs R Flores Alvarez  ½-½41 1936 Mar del Plata it-03D47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
6. A Pons vs R Flores Alvarez 0-134 1936 Mar del Plata it-03C00 French Defense
7. J Vinuesa vs R Flores Alvarez  1-035 1936 Mar del Plata it-03E00 Queen's Pawn Game
8. R Flores Alvarez vs A Schwartzman  ½-½33 1936 Mar del Plata it-03E34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation
9. R Flores Alvarez vs Letelier 0-131 1936 Mar del Plata it-03D17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
10. R Flores Alvarez vs M Castillo  ½-½30 1936 Mar del Plata it-03C48 Four Knights
11. J Traian Iliesco vs R Flores Alvarez 0-143 1936 Mar del Plata it-03E67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
12. Guimard vs R Flores Alvarez 0-123 1936 Mar del Plata it-03D72 Neo-Grunfeld,, Main line
13. R Charlier vs R Flores Alvarez  ½-½30 1936 Mar del Plata it-03A91 Dutch Defense
14. R Flores Alvarez vs I Pleci  0-137 1936 Mar del Plata it-03D02 Queen's Pawn Game
15. R Flores Alvarez vs V Fenoglio  ½-½42 1936 Mar del Plata it-03B14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
16. J C Balparda vs R Flores Alvarez 0-131 1936 Mar del Plata it-03A48 King's Indian
17. L Piazzini vs R Flores Alvarez 1-025 1936 Mar del Plata it-03D46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
18. R Flores Alvarez vs C Hounie Fleurquin  1-055 1936 Mar del Plata it-03D35 Queen's Gambit Declined
19. J Canepa vs R Flores Alvarez  0-139 1938 CarrascoC02 French, Advance
20. Roma vs R Flores Alvarez  0-132 1938 São PauloD81 Grunfeld, Russian Variation
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. Alekhine vs R Flores Alvarez  1-041 1938 MontevideoD22 Queen's Gambit Accepted
24. P Michel vs R Flores Alvarez ½-½44 1939 Buenos Aires ol-8 pr BC17 French, Winawer, Advance
25. R Flores Alvarez vs P Baender  ½-½41 1939 Buenos Aires ol-8 pr BD06 Queen's Gambit Declined
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  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.
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  brankat: R.I.P. Senor Alvarez.
May-17-09  Karpova: Edward Winter's feature article "The Chess Prodigy Rodrigo Flores" from 2003:
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  brankat: A multi-talented man and a fine character, Dr.Flores-Alvarez.
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  zanzibar: A nice obit (in Spanish) here:

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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