Number of games in database: 57
Years covered: 1964 to 1980
Last FIDE rating: 2425
Overall record: +14 -24 =19 (41.2%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.
NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
S Matera vs Nunn, 1975 1-0
Van der Wiel vs S Matera, 1979 1/2-1/2
Browne vs S Matera, 1976 0-1
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(born Feb-05-1951, 67 years old) United States of America
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|Salvatore Joseph Matera was awarded the IM title in 1976. He was US Junior Champion in 1967.|
| page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 57
|1. S Matera vs I Zalys
|| ||½-½||46||1964||65th US Open||B28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation|
|2. Robert E Byrne vs S Matera
|| ||1-0||27||1966||67th US Open||B94 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|3. S Matera vs H Shelton
|| ||1-0||40||1966||67th US Open||A22 English|
|4. E Formanek vs S Matera
|| ||1-0||35||1966||67th US Open||D82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4|
|5. S Matera vs I A Dahlberg
|| ||½-½||34||1966||67th US Open||A21 English|
|6. R J Gross vs S Matera
|| ||½-½||25||1966||67th US Open||E60 King's Indian Defense|
|7. A Spiller vs S Matera
|| ||1-0||46||1966||67th US Open||E70 King's Indian|
|8. G Tiers vs S Matera
||0-1||42||1969||70th US Open||B23 Sicilian, Closed|
|9. S Matera vs I Zalys
|| ||1-0||55||1969||70th US Open||C33 King's Gambit Accepted|
|10. S Matera vs P Brandts
|| ||½-½||36||1969||70th US Open||C98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin|
|11. V Pupols vs S Matera
|| ||1-0||38||1969||70th US Open||E00 Queen's Pawn Game|
|12. W Batchelder vs S Matera
|| ||0-1||31||1969||70th US Open||E82 King's Indian, Samisch, double Fianchetto Variation|
|13. S Matera vs Peter Rhee
|| ||1-0||32||1969||70th US Open||B50 Sicilian|
|14. Vukcevich vs S Matera
|| ||1-0||29||1969||70th US Open||B97 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|15. S Matera vs J A Grefe
|| ||½-½||30||1969||70th US Open||B06 Robatsch|
|16. J Bolton vs S Matera
|| ||1-0||28||1969||70th US Open||B22 Sicilian, Alapin|
|17. K Spraggett vs S Matera
|| ||0-1||31||1973||Can. Open, Ottawa||B89 Sicilian|
|18. A Karklins vs S Matera
|| ||0-1||60||1974||Houston||C93 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense|
|19. Korchnoi vs S Matera
||1-0||33||1974||New York||A14 English|
|20. J Kaplan vs S Matera
|| ||½-½||19||1974||Houston||B08 Pirc, Classical|
|21. S Matera vs K Commons
|| ||1-0||57||1974||Houston||E60 King's Indian Defense|
|22. J A Grefe vs S Matera
|| ||1-0||26||1974||Houston||B69 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 11.Bxf6|
|23. S Matera vs C Chellstorp
|| ||½-½||13||1974||Houston||A36 English|
|24. S Matera vs W Martz
|| ||½-½||27||1974||Houston||D78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6|
|25. S Matera vs Huebner
|| ||0-1||72||1974||Houston||B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3|
| page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 57
|Jul-14-05|| ||Joshka: Anyone have any info on what happened to this former Junior Champ? Collins called him a prodigy!|
|Aug-14-06|| ||Peligroso Patzer: All I can tell you, <Joshka>, is he was Player of the Day at CG.com today (14 Aug 2006). If I recall, Matera liked to use the Closed System as White against the Sicilian, but the games database here is so small (for example, seemingly no games where he had White and opened with 1. e4), it does not show up in his Most played openings.|
|Aug-14-06|| ||Caissanist: He seems to have made his career on Wall Street, as have many top American masters. For a while he was a vice president at a company called Government Securities Clearance Corporation.|
|Aug-14-06|| ||belgradegambit: Sal was a classmate of mine at Columbia. In 1971 he was first board on a team with Gary Klein, Robert Gruchacz, and J Loftson which won the Pan American Intercollegiate (I was a weak 2nd teamer). Its really too bad that there are no games in the database from that tournament. He was a great trash talker during our blitz games (I never beat him).|
|Dec-27-06|| ||Caissanist: Matera was one of the chess players who worked for Bankers Trust in the early nineties. This came about after Norman Weinstein convinced his employer to place an ad in Chess Life, seeking titled players who would like to pursue an investment banking career.|
|Aug-14-10|| ||perfidious: Matera was the first titled player I ever faced, as a 1900 player, at the 1978 Hartford Open. I well remember how nervy I was.|
|Aug-14-10|| ||chopin4525: Judging from the name and the surname, I really thought he was an Italian player unknown to me. I was wrong. :)|
|Sep-16-10|| ||GrahamClayton: <Joshka>Collins called him a prodigy!|
You are referring to Collins' book 'My seven chess prodigies", which listed Matera along with Fischer, Byrne, Lombardy, D Byrne, Weinstein and Cohen.
|Jan-08-11|| ||Avner Mart: Met Matera in the USA vs Israel, first round of the 1969 Students Olympics,in Dresden, East Germany. Luckily for me I won :)|
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