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Marcelino Sion Castro
Number of games in database: 55
Years covered: 1988 to 2002
Last FIDE rating: 2371
Highest rating achieved in database: 2396

Overall record: +12 -30 =8 (32.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 5 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (14) 
    B44 B57 B89 B43 B90
 Ruy Lopez (5) 
    C78 C97 C96
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (7) 
    B44 B58 B47 B46 B45
 Grunfeld (5) 
    D83 D85 D86 D72 D87
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   J C Rodriguez Talavera vs M Sion Castro, 1988 0-1
   M Sion Castro vs Zsuzsa Polgar, 1989 1/2-1/2

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(born Nov-27-1957, 61 years old) Spain

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 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 55  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J C Rodriguez Talavera vs M Sion Castro 0-1591988BarcelonaA51 Budapest Gambit
2. G Andruet vs M Sion Castro  1-0281988SalamancaD72 Neo-Grunfeld,, Main line
3. M Sion Castro vs Z Franco Ocampos 0-1611989SevilleB60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
4. Kudrin vs M Sion Castro  1-0461989SalamancaC53 Giuoco Piano
5. M Sion Castro vs Judit Polgar  1-0221989SalamancaB44 Sicilian
6. M Sion Castro vs Zsuzsa Polgar  0-1431989SalamancaB32 Sicilian
7. Zsofia Polgar vs M Sion Castro  ½-½221989LeonC15 French, Winawer
8. Pinter vs M Sion Castro  1-0321989LeonD83 Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit
9. M Sion Castro vs Zsuzsa Polgar  ½-½131989LeonB36 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto
10. M Sion Castro vs Granda Zuniga  0-1621990LeonB06 Robatsch
11. F Braga vs M Sion Castro  1-0281990LeonD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
12. G Milos vs M Sion Castro  0-1211990PamplonaA25 English
13. Illescas Cordoba vs M Sion Castro 1-0401990LeonE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
14. M Sion Castro vs Chiburdanidze  0-1401990SalamancaC97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
15. M Sion Castro vs A I Hamed  0-1411990Novi Sad ol (Men)B06 Robatsch
16. M Sion Castro vs T Thomsen  ½-½201990Novi Sad ol (Men)C11 French
17. E Vladimirov vs M Sion Castro  1-0341991LeonA34 English, Symmetrical
18. G Milos vs M Sion Castro  0-1211991PamplonaA25 English
19. M Sion Castro vs V Tukmakov  1-0241992LeonB89 Sicilian
20. M Sion Castro vs Gulko  0-1441992LeonB57 Sicilian
21. M Sion Castro vs Illescas Cordoba  ½-½461992LeonB44 Sicilian
22. Yudasin vs M Sion Castro  1-0491992LeonB44 Sicilian
23. M Sion Castro vs Smyslov  0-13419922nd Principe de Asturias rapidC96 Ruy Lopez, Closed
24. M Sion Castro vs K Spraggett  0-13919922nd Principe de Asturias rapidB57 Sicilian
25. M Sion Castro vs Vaganian  1-02719922nd Principe de Asturias rapidC16 French, Winawer
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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-22-04  ughaibu: Has anyone heard of this person? The only win here is against Tal.
Premium Chessgames Member We updated his player record; he has several victories now.

Speaking of Castros, does anybody know if this game attributed to Fidel Castro is legitimate? F Terrazas vs F Castro, 1966

Nov-15-06  BIDMONFA: Marcelino Sion Castro

SION, Marcelino

Sep-10-11  Marmot PFL: that game speaks for itself
Jun-07-12  TiburcioTinio: aka kapmigz, beating Tal and Tukmakov during his younger days. Welcome back sir kapmigz!
Sep-24-16  Rookiepawn: < We updated his player record; he has several victories now. Speaking of Castros, does anybody know if this game attributed to Fidel Castro is legitimate? F Terrazas vs F Castro, 1966>

I have read a book by Alberik O'Kelly in which an Olympiad in Cuba is reviewed (I do not remember the Olympiad's number) and this game is presented as an informal one played between them before starting. I do not have the book here, but I remember it quite well.

Sep-24-16  Rookiepawn: By the way, the game is rather poor.
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