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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, 99 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."

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Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Dr. Juan Gonzalez vs E McCormick  0-159 1951 52nd US OpenD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
2. Dr. Juan Gonzalez vs H Daly  1-063 1951 52nd US OpenA04 Reti Opening
3. Kashdan vs Dr. Juan Gonzalez  0-166 1951 52nd US OpenE42 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein)
4. Dr. Juan Gonzalez vs James Cross  1-063 1951 52nd US OpenD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. R Martin vs Dr. Juan Gonzalez  0-145 1951 52nd US OpenC07 French, Tarrasch
6. Dr. Juan Gonzalez vs A Sandrin  ½-½51 1951 52nd US OpenE26 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
7. J F Donovan vs Dr. Juan Gonzalez  1-024 1951 52nd US OpenE90 King's Indian
8. Dr. Juan Gonzalez vs E Hearst  0-141 1951 52nd US OpenA06 Reti Opening
9. Dr. Juan Gonzalez vs G Eastman  1-029 1951 52nd US OpenA97 Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky
10. A J Fink vs Dr. Juan Gonzalez ½-½47 1951 52nd US OpenB40 Sicilian
11. R Toran Albero vs Dr. Juan Gonzalez  ½-½25 1952 HavanaB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
12. Dr. Juan Gonzalez vs Gligoric  ½-½12 1952 HavanaE34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation
13. Dr. Juan Gonzalez vs Sliwa  ½-½76 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)D04 Queen's Pawn Game
14. Dr. Juan Gonzalez vs Sajtar  ½-½85 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)D78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
15. Dr. Juan Gonzalez vs L Schmid 0-190 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)A21 English
16. L Barden vs Dr. Juan Gonzalez  ½-½42 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)E01 Catalan, Closed
17. Dr. Juan Gonzalez vs H Lambert  1-036 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)A04 Reti Opening
18. O Benkner vs Dr. Juan Gonzalez  ½-½61 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)E39 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation
19. Dr. Juan Gonzalez vs G Sigurdsson  1-041 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)D04 Queen's Pawn Game
20. Pilnik vs Dr. Juan Gonzalez  1-032 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)C15 French, Winawer
21. Dr. Juan Gonzalez vs P M Nielsen  1-040 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)E67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
22. Dr. Juan Gonzalez vs V Nestler  ½-½41 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)E70 King's Indian
23. Dr. Juan Gonzalez vs Eigil Pedersen  1-026 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)E04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
24. Dr. Juan Gonzalez vs Milner-Barry  1-063 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)D11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
25. Prins vs Dr. Juan Gonzalez  ½-½48 1952 Helsinki 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.
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