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Antonio Angel Medina Garcia
Number of games in database: 318
Years covered: 1932 to 1983
Highest rating achieved in database: 2380
Overall record: +67 -148 =103 (37.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (72) 
    B25 B24 B43 B93 B91
 Ruy Lopez (29) 
    C71 C84 C90 C82 C94
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (15) 
    C84 C90 C94 C97 C93
 French Defense (12) 
    C18 C11 C16 C07 C12
 Sicilian Najdorf (11) 
    B93 B91 B90 B92
 Caro-Kann (9) 
    B13 B18 B11 B17 B15
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (36) 
    C72 C75 C69 C76 C93
 Queen's Gambit Declined (17) 
    D35 D37 D38 D30
 Orthodox Defense (14) 
    D54 D58 D50 D56 D55
 King's Indian (12) 
    E83 E98 E64 E87 E70
 English (11) 
    A14 A13 A15 A17 A10
 Nimzo Indian (8) 
    E54 E51 E52 E33
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Saemisch vs A Medina Garcia, 1943 0-1
   J Piket vs A Medina Garcia, 1970 0-1
   A Medina Garcia vs J H Donner, 1969 1-0
   A Medina Garcia vs Alekhine, 1945 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Mexico City (1932)
   London B (1946)
   Hastings 1952/53 (1952)
   Gothenburg Interzonal (1955)
   Palma de Mallorca (1966)
   Palma de Mallorca (1967)
   Palma de Mallorca (1968)
   Palma de Mallorca (1969)
   Las Palmas (1972)

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

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ANTONIO ANGEL MEDINA GARCIA
(born Oct-02-1919, died Oct-31-2003) Spain

[what is this?]
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 13; games 1-25 of 318  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. J Brunner vs A Medina Garcia  ½-½73 1932 Mexico CityD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
2. J A Asiain vs A Medina Garcia  ½-½34 1932 Mexico CityB01 Scandinavian
3. J Vazquez vs A Medina Garcia  1-053 1932 Mexico CityD04 Queen's Pawn Game
4. A Medina Garcia vs Alekhine  0-165 1932 Mexico CityE00 Queen's Pawn Game
5. A Medina Garcia vs J Araiza Munoz  0-157 1932 Mexico CityC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
6. A Medina Garcia vs E Gonzalez Rojo  ½-½28 1932 Mexico CityA35 English, Symmetrical
7. A Medina Garcia vs Kashdan  0-1101 1932 Mexico CityD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. M Soto Larrea vs A Medina Garcia  0-140 1932 Mexico CityD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
9. A Medina Garcia vs F Acevedo  1-057 1932 Mexico CityB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
10. Saemisch vs A Medina Garcia 0-119 1943 MadridD08 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit
11. A Medina Garcia vs Keres ½-½41 1943 MadridC56 Two Knights
12. A Ingelmo vs A Medina Garcia  ½-½56 1943 Madrid (Spain)C50 Giuoco Piano
13. M De Agustin vs A Medina Garcia  1-022 1943 Madrid (Spain)C56 Two Knights
14. F J Perez Perez vs A Medina Garcia  1-026 1943 Madrid (Spain)C29 Vienna Gambit
15. A Pomar-Salamanca vs A Medina Garcia 0-151 1944 Gijon itC47 Four Knights
16. A Rico Gonzalez vs A Medina Garcia 0-157 1944 Gijon itC50 Giuoco Piano
17. A Medina Garcia vs A Bonet  1-043 1944 Gijon itC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
18. A Medina Garcia vs Alekhine 0-140 1944 Gijon itC53 Giuoco Piano
19. M Mampel vs A Medina Garcia 0-140 1944 Gijon itC56 Two Knights
20. L Gallegos vs A Medina Garcia  0-155 1944 Gijon itC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
21. A Medina Garcia vs V Gonzalez  ½-½51 1944 Gijon itC88 Ruy Lopez
22. A Medina Garcia vs J Salas Romo  1-037 1944 Gijon itC66 Ruy Lopez
23. A Medina Garcia vs Alekhine 1-084 1945 Gijon (09)B75 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
24. A Medina Garcia vs Alekhine  ½-½32 1945 SabadellC78 Ruy Lopez
25. Denker vs A Medina Garcia  1-038 1946 London BA46 Queen's Pawn Game
 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 318  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
http://www.bidmonfa.com/campionats_...
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Jan-23-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  Caissanist: About 30 or 40 more Medina games can be found on the hidden page Garcia.
Sep-05-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.

Sep-05-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  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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