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Carlos Garcia Palermo
Number of games in database: 344
Years covered: 1970 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 2440 (2426 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2550
Overall record: +105 -96 =137 (51.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      6 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (29) 
    A45 A46 A40 A41 D02
 King's Indian (20) 
    E76 E62 E63 E70 E92
 Nimzo Indian (15) 
    E42 E52 E46 E47 E39
 Queen's Indian (11) 
    E12 E17 E15 E14 E19
 Modern Benoni (11) 
    A56 A57 A77 A70 A58
 Queen's Gambit Declined (11) 
    D37 D31 D30 D35 D38
With the Black pieces:
 Caro-Kann (30) 
    B12 B18 B10 B19 B13
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (20) 
    D27 D24 D23 D29 D21
 English, 1 c4 e5 (15) 
    A29 A20 A22 A25
 Queen's Pawn Game (13) 
    A45 A46 E00 A40 A41
 Ruy Lopez (11) 
    C67 C75 C62 C65 C85
 Queen's Indian (9) 
    E17 E18 E12 E16
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Fischer vs C Garcia Palermo, 1970 0-1
   V Palermo vs C Garcia Palermo, 2001 0-1
   C Garcia Palermo vs C Herrera, 2001 1-0
   C Garcia Palermo vs Karpov, 1982 1-0
   C Garcia Palermo vs A S Segal, 1996 1-0
   C Garcia Palermo vs Wolff, 1986 1-0
   C Garcia Palermo vs G Vescovi, 1995 1-0

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Magistral Internacional Ruibal (2008)
   Mercosur Cup (2005)
   Mar del Plata (1982)
   Groningen Chess Festival (2013)
   Italian Team Championship (2014)
   Italian Teams (2015)
   Lone Pine (1978)
   Torneo Continental Americano (2003)
   XXIV European Club Cup (2008)
   Italian Team Championships (2012)

   Kiril D Georgiev vs C Garcia Palermo (Dec-15-15) 1-0
   C Garcia Palermo vs F Boscolo (May-02-15) 1-0
   C Garcia Palermo vs L Ortega (May-01-15) 0-1
   G Lagumina vs C Garcia Palermo (Apr-30-15) 1/2-1/2
   C Garcia Palermo vs A Amato (Apr-29-15) 1-0

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(born Dec-02-1953, 62 years old) Argentina (federation/nationality Italy)

[what is this?]
Carlos Horacio Garcia Palermo was born in La Plata, Argentina. Awarded the IM title in 1981 and the GM title in 1985, he won several Category VIII tournaments in 1983, 1984 and 1985. In 1986 he was 1st= at Havana and in 1987 at Camaguey (both in Cuba). He played for Argentina on the Olympiad team at Dubai in 1986, and for Italy he played at the 1992 and 2006 Olympiads. Garcia is also a FIDE Trainer (2013).

Wikipedia article: Carlos Garcia Palermo

 page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 344  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Fischer vs C Garcia Palermo 0-115 1970 SimulC31 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
2. C Garcia Palermo vs H P Garcia  ½-½20 1975 Zarate OpenA81 Dutch
3. C Garcia Palermo vs J Aijala  0-140 1975 7th Open Finnish Ch.C63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
4. C Garcia Palermo vs J Whitehead  ½-½38 1977 Lone PineB36 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto
5. Lombardy vs C Garcia Palermo  1-059 1977 Lone PineC29 Vienna Gambit
6. Larry Evans vs C Garcia Palermo  ½-½52 1977 Lone PineD80 Grunfeld
7. C Garcia Palermo vs R Henley  ½-½54 1977 Lone PineA77 Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8, 10.Nd2
8. E Formanek vs C Garcia Palermo  ½-½42 1977 Lone PineC62 Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense
9. C Garcia Palermo vs D Verduga  1-036 1977 Lone PineE27 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch Variation
10. C Garcia Palermo vs Quinteros  ½-½51 1977 Lone PineB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
11. A Lein vs C Garcia Palermo  1-036 1977 Lone PineB40 Sicilian
12. W Martz vs C Garcia Palermo  1-048 1977 Lone PineA10 English
13. C Garcia Palermo vs E Biagi  1-056 1978 Buenos Aires opA10 English
14. A Zukerfeld vs C Garcia Palermo 1-024 1978 Buenos Aires opB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
15. C Garcia Palermo vs C Bielicki  ½-½43 1978 Buenos Aires opA02 Bird's Opening
16. C Garcia Palermo vs M Roisman  1-035 1978 Buenos Aires opA10 English
17. J Estacolchik vs C Garcia Palermo  0-137 1978 Buenos Aires opA46 Queen's Pawn Game
18. Gheorghiu vs C Garcia Palermo  ½-½47 1978 Lone PineA17 English
19. C Garcia Palermo vs Larry Evans 1-047 1978 Lone PineA33 English, Symmetrical
20. L Shamkovich vs C Garcia Palermo  ½-½51 1978 Lone PineA13 English
21. Reshevsky vs C Garcia Palermo 1-046 1978 Lone PineA17 English
22. C Garcia Palermo vs Janosevic  0-142 1978 Lone PineA10 English
23. Panno vs C Garcia Palermo  1-046 1978 Lone PineE18 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3
24. C Garcia Palermo vs C Brasket  ½-½38 1978 Lone PineE19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
25. J Whitehead vs C Garcia Palermo  0-144 1978 Lone PineB22 Sicilian, Alapin
 page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 344  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-02-04  LuisGLopez: This guy won Fischer... in a simul :-) I have the game in a chess magazine; if you like, I can send it to you.
Premium Chessgames Member Please do. PGN Upload Utility
Jul-19-04  ConLaMismaMano: Garcia Palermo's highest rating achieved was 2550 in 1986, when he was 33 years old.
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  Benzol: Carlos H Garcia Palermo
Born 2nd December 1953 in La Plata
Awarded the IM title in 1981 and the GM title in 1985.
Dec-16-05  Karpova: he has been living in italy since 1980 and played for italy in olympiads
Dec-02-06  BIDMONFA: Carlos Garcia-Palermo


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  brankat: Happy Birthday GM Garcia-Palermo!
Dec-02-08  Open Defence: In some books I have his name was given as Palermo-Garcia I guess Garcia-Palermo is correct ?

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  brankat: <Open Defence> It's just like <OD> and <RO>. Still the same person :-)
Dec-08-08  Augalv: He has always been known in Argentina as Garcia Palermo.
Dec-08-08  Augalv: Btw, he is the only Argentine player to have beat a reigning world champion under clasic time controls.

C Garcia-Palermo vs Karpov, 1982

Here's a link to an article on the tournament where this game was played published on The NYtimes in 1982.

The tournament was won by Jan Timman.

Jul-17-11  Antiochus: Another strike from this argentinian:

C Garcia-Palermo vs A S Segal, 1996

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  Abdel Irada: <LuisGLopez: This guy won Fischer... in a simul>

The awarding of players as prizes in chess games is a practice I will never understand.

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  Penguincw: Happy 60th birthday to GM Carlos Garcia Palermo.
Sep-05-14  acmilan03c1: Apparently it's Carlos Horacio Garcia Palermo. See, for instance, here:
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  Fusilli: <Augalv: He has always been known in Argentina as Garcia Palermo.>

Indeed. On a minor point, in Spanish we don't really use hyphens for double surnames. So, he is "Garcia Palermo" rather than "Garcia-Palermo."

When I was growing up in Argentina, I remember Garcia Palermo was virtually never seen around. I thought he moved to Europe early on.

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