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Juan Carlos Gonzalez
Number of games in database: 32
Years covered: 1951 to 1993
Last FIDE rating: 2225
Overall record: +12 -9 =11 (54.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

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(born Jul-15-1917, 98 years old) Cuba (citizen of United States of America)

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Dr. Juan Carlos González de Vega was Cuban champion in 1942, 1943, 1951 and 1952. He won the US Speed Championship of 1946.

From Chess Review: "Dr. Juan Gonzalez, new U.S. Speed Champion, is a busy resident in surgery at Manhattan's West Side Hospital. While on call, he frequently utilizes his time analysing opening variations, looking over games. Like many another doctor, he finds chess welcome relaxation from the rigors of his exacting professional duties."

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 32  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. J C Gonzalez vs G Eastman  1-029 1951 52nd US OpenA97 Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky
2. J C Gonzalez vs J Cross  1-063 1951 52nd US OpenD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
3. J C Gonzalez vs E Hearst  0-141 1951 52nd US OpenA06 Reti Opening
4. J C Gonzalez vs H Daly  1-063 1951 52nd US OpenA04 Reti Opening
5. J F Donovan vs J C Gonzalez  1-024 1951 52nd US OpenE90 King's Indian
6. J C Gonzalez vs E McCormick  0-159 1951 52nd US OpenD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
7. J C Gonzalez vs A Sandrin  ½-½51 1951 52nd US OpenE26 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
8. A J Fink vs J C Gonzalez  ½-½47 1951 52nd US OpenB40 Sicilian
9. R Martin vs J C Gonzalez  0-145 1951 52nd US OpenC07 French, Tarrasch
10. Kashdan vs J C Gonzalez  0-166 1951 52nd US OpenE42 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein)
11. J C Gonzalez vs L Schmid 0-190 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)A21 English
12. J C Gonzalez vs H Lambert  1-036 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)A04 Reti Opening
13. M Oren vs J C Gonzalez  ½-½60 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)D37 Queen's Gambit Declined
14. J C Gonzalez vs P M Nielsen  1-040 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)E67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
15. J C Gonzalez vs K Poschauko  1-037 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)E70 King's Indian
16. J C Gonzalez vs E Pedersen  1-026 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)E04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
17. J C Gonzalez vs G Sigurdsson  1-041 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)D04 Queen's Pawn Game
18. J C Gonzalez vs Gligoric  ½-½12 1952 HavanaE34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation
19. Prins vs J C Gonzalez  ½-½48 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)C01 French, Exchange
20. J C Gonzalez vs V Nestler  ½-½41 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)E70 King's Indian
21. O Benkner vs J C Gonzalez  ½-½61 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)E39 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation
22. J C Gonzalez vs Sliwa  ½-½76 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)D04 Queen's Pawn Game
23. W Pietzsch vs J C Gonzalez  1-040 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
24. R Toran Albero vs J C Gonzalez  ½-½25 1952 HavanaB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
25. Pilnik vs J C Gonzalez  1-032 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)C15 French, Winawer
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  technical draw: Hmmm, I thought Igor got an MD...
Jul-15-12  brankat: Happy Birthday Dr.Juan Carlos Gonzales!
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  Stonehenge: Happy 95th Birthday :)
Oct-05-13  jerseybob: To elaborate on the intro above, that quote comes from the January '47 CR, which features Dr.Juan on the cover.
Oct-05-13  mojonera: Dr Juan Gonzalez falleció hace años , Chess Games lo confunde con el GM Juan Carlos Gonzalez Zamora .
Oct-05-13  jerseybob: Mojo: I've seen other posts from you in English. Could you do us a solid here?
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  ganso: jerseybob: mojonera says that Dr Juan Gonzalez passed away years ago and that CG has him confused with GM Juan Carlos Gonzalez Zamora.
Nov-18-13  jerseybob: Ganso:Thanks, but actually, I deduced what he was saying; my post wasn't really to get a translation. It was more a plea for courtesy.
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  Eduardo Bermudez: I played against Dr. Juan Gonzalez some Blitz games in Little Havanna Chess Club Miami 1991, while "Yuyo" Fernandez ask to me for information about colombian old chess players like Cuéllar, Sanchez, de Greiff and Minaya !
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