Antonio Angel Medina Garcia
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
Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
Saemisch vs A Medina Garcia, 1943 0-1
A Medina Garcia vs J H Donner, 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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|ANTONIO ANGEL MEDINA GARCIA
(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
| page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 343
|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|
Died 31 October 2003
|Jan-23-07|| ||Caissanist: About 30 or 40 more Medina games can be found on the hidden page Garcia.|
|Sep-05-07|| ||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|| ||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."
|Apr-24-14|| ||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.|
|Apr-24-14|| ||WannaBe: Never awarded GM title? Or is the bio in need of updating?|
|Apr-24-14|| ||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.
|Apr-24-14|| ||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.|
|Apr-25-14|| ||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"]
[Date "1962 or 63.??.??"]
[White "Medina - Garcia"]
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
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