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Dr. Juan Carlos Gonzalez de Vega
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.

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(born Jul-15-1917, 100 years old) Cuba (federation/nationality 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 YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Dr. Juan Gonzalez vs E McCormick  0-159195152nd US OpenD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
2. Dr. Juan Gonzalez vs H Daly  1-063195152nd US OpenA04 Reti Opening
3. Kashdan vs Dr. Juan Gonzalez  0-166195152nd US OpenE42 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein)
4. Dr. Juan Gonzalez vs James Cross  1-063195152nd US OpenD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. R Martin vs Dr. Juan Gonzalez  0-145195152nd US OpenC07 French, Tarrasch
6. Dr. Juan Gonzalez vs A Sandrin  ½-½51195152nd US OpenE26 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
7. J F Donovan vs Dr. Juan Gonzalez  1-024195152nd US OpenE90 King's Indian
8. Dr. Juan Gonzalez vs E Hearst  0-141195152nd US OpenA06 Reti Opening
9. Dr. Juan Gonzalez vs G Eastman  1-029195152nd US OpenA97 Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky
10. A J Fink vs Dr. Juan Gonzalez ½-½47195152nd US OpenB40 Sicilian
11. R Toran Albero vs Dr. Juan Gonzalez  ½-½251952HavanaB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
12. Dr. Juan Gonzalez vs Gligoric  ½-½121952HavanaE34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation
13. Dr. Juan Gonzalez vs Sliwa  ½-½761952Helsinki ol (Men)D04 Queen's Pawn Game
14. Dr. Juan Gonzalez vs Sajtar  ½-½851952Helsinki ol (Men)D78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
15. Dr. Juan Gonzalez vs L Schmid 0-1901952Helsinki ol (Men)A21 English
16. L Barden vs Dr. Juan Gonzalez  ½-½421952Helsinki ol (Men)E01 Catalan, Closed
17. Dr. Juan Gonzalez vs H Lambert  1-0361952Helsinki ol (Men)A04 Reti Opening
18. O Benkner vs Dr. Juan Gonzalez  ½-½611952Helsinki ol (Men)E39 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation
19. Dr. Juan Gonzalez vs G Sigurdsson  1-0411952Helsinki ol (Men)D04 Queen's Pawn Game
20. Pilnik vs Dr. Juan Gonzalez  1-0321952Helsinki ol (Men) prel-AC15 French, Winawer
21. Dr. Juan Gonzalez vs P M Nielsen  1-0401952Helsinki ol (Men)E67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
22. Dr. Juan Gonzalez vs V Nestler  ½-½411952Helsinki ol (Men)E70 King's Indian
23. Dr. Juan Gonzalez vs Eigil Pedersen  1-0261952Helsinki ol (Men)E04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
24. Dr. Juan Gonzalez vs Milner-Barry  1-0631952Helsinki ol (Men)D11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
25. Prins vs Dr. Juan Gonzalez  ½-½481952Helsinki ol (Men)C01 French, Exchange
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  technical draw: Hmmm, I thought Igor got an MD...
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  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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  zanzibar: Thanks <jerseybob> for that info.

<CG> - Could some editor tag the quote in the intro accordingly?

Also, it would be wonderful to have a scan of that cover. Does anybody have the issue?

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<Juan Gonzalez in his column (26th February 1956) which occasionally appeared in the Diario de la Marina (Havana). >

From the <Unknown Bobby Fischer>.

Dec-18-16  machuelo: I'm surprise there is not games from the Capablanca Memorial 1962 in which Juan González participated, or from the Leipzig Chess Olympic Games of 1960. Dr. González, or simply 'Juanito' as his friend called him, passed away in Miami many years ago. During his youth he was a personal friend of José Raúl Capablaca and was with the great Cuban master when he visited the city of Santa Clara, Cuba, in October of 1938.
Oct-06-17  machuelo: Sorry about my comment on Dec.18.16. There are several games of Dr. Gonzalez during the Capablanca Memorial 1962, but not his victory against Polugaevsky in the same tournament.
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