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Carlos S Matamoros Franco
Number of games in database: 248
Years covered: 1982 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2488 (2498 rapid, 2542 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2555

Overall record: +75 -45 =99 (56.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 29 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 English (45) 
    A15 A13 A10 A11 A14
 English, 1 c4 e5 (20) 
    A20 A25
 King's Indian (16) 
    E67 E62 E63 E97 E66
 English, 1 c4 c5 (12) 
    A36 A30 A37
 Queen's Pawn Game (6) 
    A41 D02 A40 E10
 Reti System (5) 
    A04 A06
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (38) 
    C07 C02 C04 C18 C11
 King's Indian (23) 
    E92 E67 E94 E73 E77
 French Tarrasch (18) 
    C07 C04 C05
 Queen's Pawn Game (11) 
    E00 D05 A45 A46 D02
 Slav (6) 
    D15 D12 D10
 French (6) 
    C11 C00 C10
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   R Pogorelov vs C S M Franco, 2003 0-1
   C S M Franco vs G Madikwe, 1982 1-0
   C S M Franco vs E Torre, 2006 1-0
   C S M Franco vs B Thorfinnsson, 2006 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Olympiad (2008)
   XXII Reykjavik Open (2006)
   37th Chess Olympiad (2006)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   Chess Olympiad (2012)
   Chess Olympiad (2010)
   Chess Olympiad (2016)
   Chess Olympiad (2014)
   Millionaire Chess (2014)
   43rd Chess Olympiad (2018)

   🏆 Chess Olympiad
   C C Rios vs C S M Franco (Oct-05-18) 0-1
   C S M Franco vs J C Sadorra (Oct-04-18) 1/2-1/2
   C S M Franco vs D Cawdery (Oct-03-18) 1/2-1/2
   G M H Thilakarathne vs C S M Franco (Oct-02-18) 1/2-1/2
   C S M Franco vs I Efimov (Oct-01-18) 1/2-1/2

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(born Dec-17-1966, 52 years old) Ecuador

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Grandmaster and FIDE Senior Trainer.

Last updated: 2018-12-17 02:54:48

 page 1 of 10; games 1-25 of 248  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. C S M Franco vs G Madikwe 1-0101982Chess OlympiadD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
2. R Nokes vs C S M Franco  ½-½281982Chess OlympiadB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
3. M Trepp vs C S M Franco  0-1481985WchT U26C05 French, Tarrasch
4. C S M Franco vs J Klinger 0-1351986GausdalA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
5. C S M Franco vs C Horvath  0-1431986GausdalA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
6. C S M Franco vs Blatny  ½-½391986GausdalD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
7. Murey vs C S M Franco  1-0191987LondonA28 English
8. Hebden vs C S M Franco  0-1651987Chess for PeaceC16 French, Winawer
9. C S M Franco vs Fedorowicz  ½-½381992Memorial Angel Rodrigues (open)E97 King's Indian
10. C S M Franco vs G Milos  ½-½331992Sevilla (Spain)D31 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. F Braga vs C S M Franco  1-03619929, Alicante op (10s)C01 French, Exchange
12. C S M Franco vs Hebden  0-1341992Candas USPAOE97 King's Indian
13. C S M Franco vs Van Wely  0-1321993Grand CanariaE87 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox
14. J Ye vs C S M Franco  ½-½321995Bern Swiss Volksbank opA07 King's Indian Attack
15. C S M Franco vs I Rogers  1-0591995It Las Palmas (ESP) (02)D34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
16. C S M Franco vs A Truhn  1-0201995Bern openE10 Queen's Pawn Game
17. C S M Franco vs Razuvaev  ½-½221995Bern openE12 Queen's Indian
18. C S M Franco vs Joel Benjamin  ½-½221995New York OpenE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
19. Miles vs C S M Franco 1-0351997II Open, Ubeda ESPA45 Queen's Pawn Game
20. J Arencibia vs C S M Franco  0-1782000Capablanca mem Premier II 35thA56 Benoni Defense
21. C S M Franco vs G Sargissian  1-0312000ESP-chTA36 English
22. I Efimov vs C S M Franco  1-076200034th OlympiadA43 Old Benoni
23. C S M Franco vs A Lesiege  0-139200034th OlympiadA15 English
24. Damljanovic vs C S M Franco  1-072200034th OlympiadB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
25. C S M Franco vs V Babula  0-138200034th OlympiadE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
 page 1 of 10; games 1-25 of 248  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-29-04  ConLaMismaMano: GM Carlos Matamoros Franco is the strongest player of Ecuador, i would like to know where he is playing and some of his best games.
Nov-28-05  madserg: Matamoros lives at Spain. I saw recently the games at Fide Cup. The first game was drawish, but he lost. In the second one he always was in worse position.
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  offramp: His surname is derived from the time he tried to say "The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka" with a pool ball in his mouth.
Nov-15-06  BIDMONFA: Carlos S Matamoros-Franco


Sep-09-07  aleister23: I played Matamoros once, in Ecuador, I was there for a chess tournament and we played a simultaneous match, I was 13 at the time, I played him in a school here is the game:

Guayaquil Ecuador
Simultaneous game
White: Karl A. Ludwick
Black: Matamoros
French Advance

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. Nf3 Nc6 5. Be2 Qb6 6. c3 cxd4 7. cxd4 Nge7 8. Nc3 Nf5 9. Na4 Bb4+ 10. Bd2 Qa5 11. Bc3 Bxc3+ 12. Nxc3 Qb6 13. Bb5 Bd7 14. Bxc6 Bxc6 15. Qd2 O-O 16. O-O Bb5 17. Nxb5 Qxb5 18. b3 1/2-1/2

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He recently won a tournament in Puerto Rico:

Premium Chessgames Member

He came second today in Malaga Open (Spain):

Mar-09-10  jerocilveti: The best ecuadorian player ever!
Jun-28-10  LarsenBentYou: D Reinderman vs C Matamoros-Franco, 2008

this is his best game ever.

Jun-28-10  I Like Fish: hello lby ...
but he lost it ...
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  GrahamClayton: Interview (in Spanish):
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: <Matamoros> means, <"I have checkmated Death">.
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  Penguincw: Happy 47th birthday GM Carlos Matamoros Franco. :)
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