|Mar-11-04|| ||meloncio: Manuel Golmayo was Spanish Chess Champion from 1912 until 1930. He played against the best of his time but never was a professional player. His true job was military man(!).|
He wrote some interesting chess books and articles, and had a long life of 90 years (1883-1973).
|Oct-19-04|| ||vonKrolock: As can be seen from the statistics of the earliest Chess Olympics, he was the standing leader (first board) in the Spanish Teams, scoring habitually much better than his mates... |
|Oct-19-04|| ||checkpat: how many amateurs have drawn against Euwe and Alekhine?
I m impressed! |
|Dec-31-04|| ||Benzol: Manuel Golmayo de la Torriente
Born 12th June 1883 in Havana
Died 7th March 1973 in Madrid
My information has him as Spanish champion in 1902 as well as the years listed by <meloncio> previously.
|Dec-31-04|| ||meloncio: <Benzol> You're right. I have found a reference about him as Spanish Chess Champion in 1902, after a tournament celebrated by the coronation of the king Alfonso XIII.|
Pablo Morán had an interview with him in Madrid in 1968, and wrote about it: "He was then very old, still a true gentleman, very kind and nice, but his mind was almost lost and he confused names and dates. I couldn't get the exact information I needed for my book; anyway I felt a great respect and thankfulness for him, a living piece of the Spanish Chess".
|Feb-13-05|| ||petechka: There is a biographical chess book authored by Manuel Golmayo. The book name is Temas Clasico de Ajedrez by Manuel Golmayo Madrid 1966 171 pages.
I own one of the biggest in the world collection of biographical chess books, but this one is still missing.
Does anybody know who to get it?
Yakov Zusmanovich (California, USA)
|Feb-13-05|| ||petechka: My e-mail address is email@example.com |
|Feb-13-05|| ||meloncio: <petechka> I have the book you're looking for (second edition, Madrid 1969), but today it's positively out of print. The book is not a true biography, because there are just two pages about it. In fact, the first part of the book is a collection of newspaper articles and lectures; the second part is a collection of his best 50 commented games.|
I know there is another previous Golmayo's book: 'Temas de Ajedrez', but I've never seen it.
|Jun-12-06|| ||BIDMONFA: Manuel Golmayo De La Torriente|
|Jul-29-07|| ||Mibelz: Manuel Golmayo won unofficial and official Spanish championships in 1902, 1912, 1919, 1921, 1927, and 1928.|
|Sep-02-10|| ||whiteshark: <Stonehenge> Some people think, they cannot confuse reft and light. :D|
|Sep-02-10|| ||Stonehenge: Well, <on left> is a double mistake and the comma after <Spanish Champion> is strange.|
At least it was a <Great National Touranment>.
|Sep-30-10|| ||GrahamClayton: Photo: http://javiastu.blogspot.com/2008/0...|
|Mar-05-11|| ||HeMateMe: Does this guy's name mean "Man from the storm", in Spanish?|
|Mar-05-11|| ||Check It Out: I enjoy those pics from yesteryear with a bunch of distinguished gentleman, all dressed to the nines and packed closely together, watching a single chess game. You'd never see that today.|
|Mar-05-11|| ||HeMateMe: The only guy who wears a tuxedo to a chess game now is 007.|
|Mar-05-11|| ||rapidcitychess: <checkpat: how many amateurs have drawn against Euwe and Alekhine? I m impressed!>|
Euwe has beaten both of them. He's an amateur.
|Apr-17-11|| ||dedgard: Golmayo De La Torriente also draw with Tarrasch, Tartakower, Rubinstein. His father Celso Golmayo bit and draw Paul Morphy and Steinitz.
Amazing chess family. They initiated chess in Cuba, where Capablanca learned.|
|Aug-12-12|| ||Stonehenge: Golmayo is indeed the chap in uniform, see Biographer Bistro.|
|Jun-12-13|| ||brankat: Senor Golmayo De La Torriente did have good results against some great players: Alekhine, Spielmann, Euwe, Tarrasch.|
R.I.P. master De La Torriente.
|Jun-12-13|| ||KlingonBorgTatar: Fantastic chess family . Just curious if his decendants also distinguished themselves at chess. Any news from Spain?|
|Oct-08-13|| ||Karpova: Spanish Championship in Barcelona, 1926:
1. Golmayo 8.0
2-3. Cortes 7.0
2-3. Vilardebo 7.0
4. Rey 5.5
5. Dr. Lafora 5.0
6-8. Marin 4.5
6-8. Domenech 4.5
6-8. Fernandez 4.5
9. Ivanov 4.0
10. Avellan 3.0
11. Castella 2.0
From page 317 of the October 1926 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'