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Jose Vilardebo Picurena
Number of games in database: 18
Years covered: 1927 to 1946
Overall record: +2 -13 =3 (19.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Nov-11-1902, 116 years old) Spain

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 page 1 of 1; 18 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Nogues Acuna vs J Vilardebo Picurena  1-03819271st olm finalA13 English
2. H Wagner vs J Vilardebo Picurena 1-06419271st olm finalD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
3. J Vilardebo Picurena vs H E Atkins  ½-½6819271st olm finalC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
4. J Vilardebo Picurena vs J W te Kolste  ½-½4719271st olm finalC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
5. G Nagy vs J Vilardebo Picurena  1-02619271st olm finalB40 Sicilian
6. Menchik vs J Vilardebo Picurena  1-0491929BarcelonaD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. J Vilardebo Picurena vs Capablanca 0-1721929BarcelonaE12 Queen's Indian
8. J Vilardebo Picurena vs Noteboom 0-1461931Prague ol (Men)D31 Queen's Gambit Declined
9. J Balogh vs J Vilardebo Picurena  1-0631931Prague ol (Men)A07 King's Indian Attack
10. Flohr vs J Vilardebo Picurena  1-0551931Prague ol (Men)D51 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. L Steiner vs J Vilardebo Picurena  0-1271931Prague ol (Men)B40 Sicilian
12. J Vilardebo Picurena vs Kmoch  0-1411931Prague ol (Men)A82 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
13. Kashdan vs J Vilardebo Picurena ½-½431931Prague ol (Men)B40 Sicilian
14. L Hanssen vs J Vilardebo Picurena  1-0501931Prague ol (Men)B40 Sicilian
15. Alekhine vs J Vilardebo Picurena 1-0271935Clock simul, 13bD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
16. Wade vs J Vilardebo Picurena 0-1241946BarcelonaC20 King's Pawn Game
17. J Vilardebo Picurena vs Najdorf 0-1451946BarcelonaE72 King's Indian
18. A Medina Garcia vs J Vilardebo Picurena  1-0221946BarcelonaC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
 page 1 of 1; 18 games  PGN Download 
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Nov-11-06  BIDMONFA: Jose Vilardebo Picurena


Aug-13-10  BobCrisp: It seems that the score of his 1927 Olympiad game in London, with Reti, is no longer extant. But here's the crucial position:

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Given a choice between a mate in 2 (1.Rh8+) or a mate in 4 (1.Rxg5), Picurena went for 1.Rxf7?? Qxh6 2.Qxh6 Kxf7? (2...Bxh6) and ended up losing. Maybe it was a mad time scramble.

Aug-13-10  Shams: "No longer extant" is just bad English.
Aug-14-10  BobCrisp: Prove it, white boy.
Aug-17-10  Shams: "Not extant" is correct. Think, Bob, you can do this.
Aug-17-10  BobCrisp: I said 'prove it, white boy.'
Aug-17-10  Shams: You really should have been able to penetrate this one. "No longer extant" can only refer to something that once was extant, but is not now extant. As the definition of "extant" is basically "still surviving at the present day", that makes "no longer extant" a redundancy. Rather a pure specimen of redundancy, actually. Rare to find one in the wild. Nice work, Bobbo.
Nov-11-10  Eastfrisian: .. and still living? That would be a surprise.
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