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Luis Argentino Palau
Number of games in database: 46
Years covered: 1921 to 1939

Overall record: +17 -19 =10 (47.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Gambit Declined (4) 
    D30 D37 D39
With the Black pieces:
 Orthodox Defense (5) 
    D60 D51 D63
 Queen's Gambit Declined (5) 
    D37 D06 D39
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   L Palau vs J W te Kolste, 1927 1-0
   L Palau vs S Kalabar, 1927 1-0
   A Strautmanis vs L Palau, 1928 0-1

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(born Sep-11-1896, died Feb-08-1971, 74 years old) Argentina

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Luis Argentino Palau was born and died in Buenos Aires. He was awarded the IM title in 1965. Champion of South America at Montevideo 1925 [brasilbase-1]. Sub-champion of South America at Mar del Plata 1928 [brasilbase-2].

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 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 46  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. L Palau vs J Berasain  0-13419221st South American ChampionshipD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
2. R Grau vs L Palau  1-04119221st South American ChampionshipC49 Four Knights
3. L Palau vs Reti  0-1271924ARG-ch4 MayorA83 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
4. Reti vs L Palau  ½-½551924ARG-ch4 MayorA12 English with b3
5. L Palau vs A Chepurnov  ½-½411924Paris f-AA43 Old Benoni
6. Euwe vs L Palau 0-1401924Paris f-A ;HCL 33D51 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. L Palau vs M Romi  1-0381924Paris, elC15 French, Winawer
8. H K Handasyde vs L Palau  ½-½421924Paris prel-9C14 French, Classical
9. R Grau vs L Palau  ½-½261925MontevideoD60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
10. Trompowsky vs L Palau  0-1381925MontevideoD06 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. L Palau vs Stoltz  1-08119271st olm finalD13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
12. H Wagner vs L Palau  1-03619271st olm finalA46 Queen's Pawn Game
13. L Palau vs Grob  1-03219271st olm finalE16 Queen's Indian
14. L Palau vs J W te Kolste 1-01519271st olm finalA48 King's Indian
15. L Palau vs S Kalabar 1-051927London olE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
16. R P Michell vs L Palau  0-12519271st olm finalD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
17. K Ruben vs L Palau  1-03119271st olm finalD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
18. L Palau vs A Pokorny  0-15519271st olm finalD13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
19. A Perea vs L Palau 0-1191928MargateC51 Evans Gambit
20. R Grau vs L Palau  ½-½261928Mar del PlataC77 Ruy Lopez
21. L Palau vs M Castillo  1-0411928Mar del PlataC56 Two Knights
22. W F Wertheim vs L Palau 1-0361928OlympiadD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
23. L Palau vs M Brody 1-0271928OlympiadB08 Pirc, Classical
24. L Palau vs E Steiner  0-1271928OlympiadD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
25. W Schoenmann vs L Palau  0-1441928OlympiadC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
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Jun-01-03  Ribeiro: Actually, his name was Luis Palau. He was very important for chess in Argentina (wrote books, was the editor of the important "Ajedrez" magazine etc.).
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  Gregor Samsa Mendel: I have a couple of books by Palau, one on opening traps and one on combinational themes. My father purchased them when he was a teenager growing up in Buenos Aires.
Oct-07-13  Karpova: On page 301, the October 1926 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung' reports that L Palau won the 2nd South America Championship ahead of Grau, Reca and so forth.
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  offramp: He should have invented a variation of the Rice Gambit.
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  perfidious: Blackburne would have just called him 'Tapioca'.
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