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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|B40|| ||Sicilian (4 games)||D51|| ||Queen's Gambit Declined (3 games)|
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|JOSE VILARDEBO PICURENA
(born Nov-11-1902, 115 years old) Spain
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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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