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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
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

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DR. JUAN CARLOS GONZALEZ DE VEGA
(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."


 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 32  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. R Martin vs Dr. Juan Gonzalez  0-145 1951 52nd US OpenC07 French, Tarrasch
2. Kashdan vs Dr. Juan Gonzalez  0-166 1951 52nd US OpenE42 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein)
3. Dr. Juan Gonzalez vs G Eastman  1-029 1951 52nd US OpenA97 Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky
4. Dr. Juan Gonzalez vs James Cross  1-063 1951 52nd US OpenD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. Dr. Juan Gonzalez vs E Hearst  0-141 1951 52nd US OpenA06 Reti Opening
6. Dr. Juan Gonzalez vs H Daly  1-063 1951 52nd US OpenA04 Reti Opening
7. J F Donovan vs Dr. Juan Gonzalez  1-024 1951 52nd US OpenE90 King's Indian
8. Dr. Juan Gonzalez vs E McCormick  0-159 1951 52nd US OpenD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
9. Dr. Juan Gonzalez vs A Sandrin  ½-½51 1951 52nd US OpenE26 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
10. A J Fink vs Dr. Juan Gonzalez ½-½47 1951 52nd US OpenB40 Sicilian
11. Dr. Juan Gonzalez vs Sajtar  ½-½85 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)D78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
12. Dr. Juan Gonzalez vs Milner-Barry  1-063 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)D11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
13. Dr. Juan Gonzalez vs L Schmid 0-190 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)A21 English
14. Dr. Juan Gonzalez vs H Lambert  1-036 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)A04 Reti Opening
15. M Oren vs Dr. Juan Gonzalez  ½-½60 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)D37 Queen's Gambit Declined
16. Dr. Juan Gonzalez vs P M Nielsen  1-040 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)E67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
17. Dr. Juan Gonzalez vs K Poschauko  1-037 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)E70 King's Indian
18. Dr. Juan Gonzalez vs E Pedersen  1-026 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)E04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
19. Dr. Juan Gonzalez vs G Sigurdsson  1-041 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)D04 Queen's Pawn Game
20. Dr. Juan Gonzalez vs Gligoric  ½-½12 1952 HavanaE34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation
21. Prins vs Dr. Juan Gonzalez  ½-½48 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)C01 French, Exchange
22. Dr. Juan Gonzalez vs V Nestler  ½-½41 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)E70 King's Indian
23. O Benkner vs Dr. Juan Gonzalez  ½-½61 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)E39 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation
24. Dr. Juan Gonzalez vs Sliwa  ½-½76 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)D04 Queen's Pawn Game
25. W Pietzsch vs Dr. Juan Gonzalez  1-040 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-08-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  technical draw: Hmmm, I thought Igor got an MD...
Jul-15-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  brankat: Happy Birthday Dr.Juan Carlos Gonzales!
Jul-15-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  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?
Nov-15-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.
Sep-20-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  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 !
Jul-12-16  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?

* * * * *

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

From the <Unknown Bobby Fischer>.

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