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Luis Argentino Palau
Number of games in database: 43
Years covered: 1921 to 1939
Overall record: +17 -18 =8 (48.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Queen's Gambit Declined (4) 
    D30 D37 D39
With the Black pieces:
 Queen's Gambit Declined (6) 
    D37 D39 D06
 Orthodox Defense (4) 
    D60 D51 D66
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   L Palau vs J W te Kolste, 1927 1-0
   A Strautmanis vs L Palau, 1928 0-1
   L Palau vs S Kalabar, 1927 1-0

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LUIS ARGENTINO PALAU
(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]

Wikipedia article: Luis Argentino Palau


 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 43  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. R Grau vs L Palau  1-041 1921 CarrascoC49 Four Knights
2. L Palau vs J Berasain  0-134 1921 CarrascoD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
3. L Palau vs A Chepurnov  ½-½41 1924 Paris f-AA43 Old Benoni
4. Euwe vs L Palau 0-140 1924 Paris f-A ;HCL 33D37 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. L Palau vs M Romi  1-038 1924 Paris, elC15 French, Winawer
6. Trompowsky vs L Palau  0-138 1925 MontevideoD06 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. R Grau vs L Palau  ½-½26 1925 MontevideoD60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
8. L Palau vs J W te Kolste 1-015 1927 1st olm finalA48 King's Indian
9. L Palau vs Grob  1-032 1927 1st olm finalE16 Queen's Indian
10. L Palau vs A Pokorny  0-155 1927 1st olm finalD13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
11. L Palau vs S Kalabar 1-05 1927 London olE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
12. H Wagner vs L Palau  1-036 1927 1st olm finalA46 Queen's Pawn Game
13. K Ruben vs L Palau  1-031 1927 1st olm finalD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
14. L Palau vs Stoltz  1-081 1927 1st olm finalD13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
15. R P Michell vs L Palau  0-125 1927 1st olm finalD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
16. R Grau vs L Palau  ½-½26 1928 Mar del PlataC77 Ruy Lopez
17. L Palau vs O Karlin  1-036 1928 OlympiadE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
18. L Palau vs M Castillo  1-041 1928 Mar del Plata (Argentina)C56 Two Knights
19. L Palau vs E Steiner  0-127 1928 OlympiadD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. L Palau vs M Brody 1-027 1928 OlympiadB08 Pirc, Classical
21. W F Wertheim vs L Palau 1-036 1928 OlympiadD66 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line
22. Perea vs L Palau 0-119 1928 MargateC51 Evans Gambit
23. W Schoenmann vs L Palau  0-144 1928 OlympiadC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
24. A Strautmanis vs L Palau 0-120 1928 OlympiadC44 King's Pawn Game
25. L Palau vs R Grau  ½-½21 1929 RosarioD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
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Kibitzer's Corner
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.).
Apr-29-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: http://www.ajedrezargentina.org/bio...
Jun-16-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.
May-02-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: He should have invented a variation of the Rice Gambit.
May-02-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: Blackburne would have just called him 'Tapioca'.
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