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Carlos Garcia Palermo
Number of games in database: 338
Years covered: 1970 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2449 (2426 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2550
Overall record: +103 -93 =136 (51.5%)*
   * 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 (30) 
    A45 A46 A40 A41 D02
 King's Indian (18) 
    E76 E62 E63 E92 E61
 Nimzo Indian (15) 
    E42 E52 E46 E47 E39
 Queen's Indian (11) 
    E12 E15 E17 E18 E14
 Modern Benoni (10) 
    A56 A57 A77 A58 A67
 Queen's Gambit Declined (10) 
    D37 D31 D30 D38 D35
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 (10) 
    C75 C62 C67 C65 C85
 Queen's Indian (8) 
    E17 E18 E12 E16
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Fischer vs C Garcia Palermo, 1970 0-1
   C Garcia Palermo vs C Herrera, 2001 1-0
   C Garcia Palermo vs Karpov, 1982 1-0
   C Garcia Palermo vs Wolff, 1986 1-0
   V Palermo vs C Garcia Palermo, 2001 0-1

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)
   Lone Pine (1978)
   Torneo Continental Americano (2003)
   Italian Team Championships (2012)
   Euro Club Cup (2008)

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(born Dec-02-1953, 61 years old) Argentina (citizen of Italy)

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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 338  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. A Lein vs C Garcia Palermo  1-036 1977 Lone PineB40 Sicilian
5. C Garcia Palermo vs J Whitehead  ½-½38 1977 Lone PineB36 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto
6. C Garcia Palermo vs D Verduga  1-036 1977 Lone PineE27 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch Variation
7. E Formanek vs C Garcia Palermo  ½-½42 1977 Lone PineC62 Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense
8. Lombardy vs C Garcia Palermo  1-059 1977 Lone PineC29 Vienna Gambit
9. C Garcia Palermo vs Quinteros  ½-½51 1977 Lone PineB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
10. C Garcia Palermo vs R Henley  ½-½54 1977 Lone PineA77 Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8, 10.Nd2
11. W Martz vs C Garcia Palermo  1-048 1977 Lone PineA10 English
12. Larry Evans vs C Garcia Palermo  ½-½52 1977 Lone PineD80 Grunfeld
13. L Shamkovich vs C Garcia Palermo  ½-½51 1978 Lone PineA13 English
14. C Garcia Palermo vs J Szmetan  0-139 1978 Buenos Aires (Clarin)A30 English, Symmetrical
15. Panno vs C Garcia Palermo  1-046 1978 Lone PineE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
16. C Garcia Palermo vs Dzindzichashvili  ½-½41 1978 Buenos Aires (Clarin)A29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
17. Browne vs C Garcia Palermo  ½-½34 1978 Buenos Aires (Clarin)E17 Queen's Indian
18. C Garcia Palermo vs C Bielicki  ½-½43 1978 Buenos Aires opA02 Bird's Opening
19. C Garcia Palermo vs Keene  1-072 1978 Buenos Aires (Clarin)E12 Queen's Indian
20. C Garcia Palermo vs Janosevic  0-142 1978 Lone PineA10 English
21. E Torre vs C Garcia Palermo  ½-½25 1978 Buenos Aires (Clarin)B10 Caro-Kann
22. C Garcia Palermo vs M Roisman  1-035 1978 Buenos Aires opA10 English
23. C Garcia Palermo vs H Westerinen  0-168 1978 Lone PineE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
24. Quinteros vs C Garcia Palermo 1-032 1978 Buenos Aires (Clarin)A04 Reti Opening
25. Reshevsky vs C Garcia Palermo 1-046 1978 Lone PineA17 English
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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.
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  Karpova: he has been living in italy since 1980 and played for italy in olympiads
Dec-02-06  BIDMONFA: Carlos Garcia-Palermo


Dec-02-08  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 ?

Dec-02-08  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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