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Antonio Angel Medina Garcia
A Medina Garcia 
Antonio Medina, 1944. Photograph from  
Number of games in database: 343
Years covered: 1943 to 1983
Highest rating achieved in database: 2380

Overall record: +80 -158 =105 (38.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (79) 
    B25 B24 B93 B84 B43
 Ruy Lopez (30) 
    C90 C84 C71 C78 C82
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (15) 
    C90 C84 C94 C97 C93
 French Defense (13) 
    C07 C11 C18 C16 C13
 Sicilian Najdorf (11) 
    B93 B91 B90 B92
 Sicilian Scheveningen (9) 
    B84 B81 B85 B80
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (42) 
    C72 C69 C75 C93 C76
 Queen's Gambit Declined (18) 
    D35 D37 D38 D30
 Orthodox Defense (16) 
    D54 D56 D58 D50 D53
 King's Indian (14) 
    E83 E95 E75 E70 E98
 English (13) 
    A14 A13 A15 A10 A17
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (10) 
    C93 C87 C91 C86
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Saemisch vs A Medina Garcia, 1943 0-1
   A Medina Garcia vs A Pomar Salamanca, 1969 1-0
   A Medina Garcia vs Alekhine, 1945 1-0
   A Medina Garcia vs S Lyman, 1962 1-0
   J Piket vs A Medina Garcia, 1970 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Hastings 1952/53 (1952)
   London B (1946)
   Hastings 1969/70 (1969)
   Las Palmas (1972)
   Palma de Mallorca (1968)
   Palma de Mallorca (1967)
   Palma de Mallorca (1966)
   Palma de Mallorca (1969)
   Gothenburg Interzonal (1955)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Hastings 1952/53 by Phony Benoni

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(born Oct-02-1919, died Oct-31-2003, 84 years old) Spain

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Antonio Angel Jose Medina Garcia was born in Barcelona. Awarded the IM title in 1950, he was Spanish champion in 1944, 1945, 1947, 1949, 1952, 1963 and 1964.

Wikipedia article: Antonio Medina

 page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 343  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. A Ingelmo vs A Medina Garcia  ½-½56 1943 Madrid (Spain)C50 Giuoco Piano
2. M De Agustin vs A Medina Garcia  1-022 1943 Madrid (Spain)C56 Two Knights
3. F J Perez Perez vs A Medina Garcia  1-026 1943 Madrid (Spain)C29 Vienna Gambit
4. Saemisch vs A Medina Garcia 0-119 1943 MadridD08 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit
5. A Medina Garcia vs Keres ½-½41 1943 MadridC56 Two Knights
6. A Medina Garcia vs A Bonet  1-043 1944 Gijon itC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
7. A Rico Gonzalez vs A Medina Garcia 0-157 1944 Gijon itC50 Giuoco Piano
8. A Medina Garcia vs Alekhine 0-140 1944 Gijon itC53 Giuoco Piano
9. M Mampel vs A Medina Garcia 0-140 1944 Gijon itC56 Two Knights
10. A Medina Garcia vs Vicente Gonzalez  ½-½51 1944 Gijon itC88 Ruy Lopez
11. L Gallegos vs A Medina Garcia  0-155 1944 Gijon itC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
12. A Pomar Salamanca vs A Medina Garcia 0-151 1944 Gijon itC47 Four Knights
13. A Medina Garcia vs J Salas Romo  1-037 1944 Gijon itC66 Ruy Lopez
14. A Medina Garcia vs Alekhine  ½-½32 1945 SabadellC78 Ruy Lopez
15. A Medina Garcia vs Alekhine 1-084 1945 GijonB75 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
16. Yanofsky vs A Medina Garcia 1-026 1946 BarcelonaC83 Ruy Lopez, Open
17. A Medina Garcia vs M Llorens  1-025 1946 BarcelonaC11 French
18. A Medina Garcia vs J Vilardebo Picurena  1-022 1946 BarcelonaC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
19. Najdorf vs A Medina Garcia 1-041 1946 BarcelonaD56 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. A Medina Garcia vs W Winter 1-027 1946 London BB72 Sicilian, Dragon
21. Denker vs A Medina Garcia  1-038 1946 London BA46 Queen's Pawn Game
22. A Medina Garcia vs M Christoffel  0-127 1946 London BB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
23. Euwe vs A Medina Garcia  1-044 1946 London BD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
24. A Medina Garcia vs G Abrahams  0-141 1946 London BB56 Sicilian
25. G A Thomas vs A Medina Garcia  1-043 1946 London BC77 Ruy Lopez
 page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 343  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-03-03  AdrianP: Antonio Medina-Garcia died very recently. He had played all the greats including every world champion between Alekhine and Fischer (inclusive). He apparently had wins over Alekhine, Euwe and Fischer. Here's the Alekhine one...

Medina-Garcia vs Alekhine, 1945

Nov-03-03  drukenknight: I dont think he had a win over Fischer, going from memory.
Oct-02-05  ThunderStorm: Happy Birthday Mr. Medina-Garcia!
Jan-23-06  BIDMONFA: Antonio Angel Medina-Garcia

MEDINA, Antonio
Died 31 October 2003

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  Caissanist: About 30 or 40 more Medina games can be found on the hidden page Garcia.
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  Peligroso Patzer: <AdrianP: Antonio Medina-Garcia died very recently. He had played all the greats including every world champion between Alekhine and Fischer (inclusive). He apparently had wins over Alekhine, Euwe and Fischer. ***>

<drukenknight: I dont think he had a win over Fischer, going from memory. >

The book "How to Beat Bobby Fischer" by Edmar J Mednis (Dover Publications, Inc., 1998), which purports to include all of Fischer's lost games from serious tournament and match competition during the period 1958-1972, does not have any game between Fischer and Medina-Garcia, so <drukenknight>'s memory appears to be correct.

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  Peligroso Patzer: With regard to the question of whether Medina-Garcia ever defeated Fischer, the following appears on this page: A Medina-Garcia vs Alekhine, 1945

"Lawrence: *** Googling around, it turns out that Antonio Medina also won the U.S. open once and beat Fischer several times playing fast games."

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  Benzol: He apparently won the US Open title in 1963 ahead of both Benko and Lombardy. He won his last four games. One of these was against Arthur Bisguier and relegated Bisguier into a tie for fourth and fifth places. I have uploaded it so I hope it will appear soon.
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  WannaBe: Never awarded GM title? Or is the bio in need of updating?
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  perfidious: <WannaBe> Haven't seen any indication Medina ever received the GM title.

Am working on the page mentioned by <Caissanist>; hope to get some of the games noted by him where they belong, soon.

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  perfidious: One further note: the games attributed to Medina from Mexico City 1932 are not at all likely to be his, as this player would have been thirteen that year. At 365chess, the player is listed as J Garcia.
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  Benzol: I may have been mistaken on the year of that game against Bisguier. It might have been 1962.

Here's the score if you can't wait for the game appear in the DB.

[Event "US Open"]
[Site "USA"]
[Date "1962 or 63.??.??"]
[EventDate "?"]
[Round "?"]
[Result "1-0"]
[White "Medina - Garcia"]
[Black "Bisguier"]
[ECO "C90"]
[WhiteElo "?"]
[BlackElo "?"]
[PlyCount "121"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 O-O 8. c3 d6 9. d3 Na5 10. Bc2 c6 11. Nbd2 Qc7 12. Nf1 Ne8 13. Ng3 g6 14. Bh6 Ng7 15. d4 Nb7 16. a4 bxa4 17. Bxa4 Nd8 18. Nd2 f6 19. Bb3+ Nf7 20. Be3 h5 21. f4 exf4 22. Bxf4 h4 23. Nh1 Nh5 24. Bh6 Ng7 25. Nf2 Rb8 26. Be3 f5 27. Nd3 Kh7 28. Rf1 Qd8 29. Bc2 Bg5 30. Qe1 h3 31. gxh3 Bxe3+ 32. Qxe3 Qg5+ 33. Qxg5 Nxg5 34. h4 Nf7 35. b4 Nh6 36. Nf3 Ng4 37. Ng5+ Kh6 38. Rae1 Rb7 39. e5 dxe5 40. Nxe5 Nxe5 41. Rxe5 f4 42. Be4 Rf6 43. Rc5 Bd7 44. Kf2 Rb5 45. Bd3 Rxc5 46. dxc5 Nf5 47. Bxa6 Nxh4 48. Nf3 Nxf3 49. Kxf3 g5 50. Rd1 g4+ 51. Kf2 Be6 52. Rd6 Kg5 53. Rxc6 Rh6 54. Kg1 f3 55. Bc8 Bxc8 56. Rxc8 f2+ 57. Kxf2 Rxh2+ 58. Ke3 Rh3+ 59. Kd4 g3 60. Rg8+ Kf4 61. c6 1-0

Oct-27-14  BIDMONFA: Antonio Angel Medina Garcia

MEDINA, Antonio

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  wwall: Medina won the US Open, held in San Antonio, in 1962. Lombardy and Robert Byrne tied for 1st at the US Open at Chicago in 1963. In 1969, he tied for 3rd, behind Benko and Ivkov, at Malaga at the age of 49.
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