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Guillermo Garcia Gonzalez
Number of games in database: 252
Years covered: 1973 to 1999
Last FIDE rating: 2112
Highest rating achieved in database: 2520

Overall record: +50 -85 =116 (43.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 1 exhibition game, blitz/rapid, odds game, etc. is excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 English (13) 
    A19 A15 A17 A12 A18
 Queen's Indian (12) 
    E12 E17 E14 E15
 English, 1 c4 c5 (11) 
    A34 A30 A37 A31 A32
 Orthodox Defense (10) 
    D58 D63 D55 D68
 King's Indian (10) 
    E97 E75 E94 E91 E66
 Grunfeld (9) 
    D92 D85 D91 D78 D86
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (15) 
    B46 B33 B21 B89 B42
 Nimzo Indian (13) 
    E54 E41 E22 E20 E53
 English (12) 
    A15 A17 A13 A16 A10
 Modern Benoni (9) 
    A70 A57 A67 A77 A64
 Queen's Indian (9) 
    E15 E12 E16 E14 E19
 French Defense (9) 
    C03 C02 C19 C00 C15
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   G Garcia Gonzalez vs Quinteros, 1982 1-0
   Kasparov vs G Garcia Gonzalez, 1982 1/2-1/2
   G Garcia Gonzalez vs Kasparov, 1979 1/2-1/2
   G Garcia Gonzalez vs Van der Wiel, 1982 1-0
   Gheorghiu vs G Garcia Gonzalez, 1982 1/2-1/2
   Sax vs G Garcia Gonzalez, 1982 0-1
   Timman vs G Garcia Gonzalez, 1979 1/2-1/2
   G Garcia Gonzalez vs Velimirovic, 1982 1-0
   G Garcia Gonzalez vs J Lechtynsky, 1977 1/2-1/2
   Sax vs G Garcia Gonzalez, 1979 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   October Revolution 60th Anniversary (1977)
   Rio de Janeiro Interzonal (1979)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Moscow Interzonal 1982 by Tabanus
   Moscow Interzonal 1982 by WCC Editing Project
   Moscow Interzonal 1982 by suenteus po 147

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(born Dec-09-1953, died Oct-26-1990, 36 years old) Cuba

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Guillermo García González was born in Las Villas, Cuba. He earned the IM title in 1974 and the GM title in 1976. Cuban champion in 1974 and 1983. In tournaments he was 1st at Plovdiv 1975, 1st= at Zurich 1975, 1st= at Orense 1976 and 1st at Portugalete 1986. He died in a car accident in 1990.

Wikipedia article: Guillermo García González and Wikipedia article: Guillermo García González

Last updated: 2018-07-16 07:33:59

 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 252  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. G Kuzmin vs G Garcia Gonzalez  ½-½501973Capablanca memB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
2. J H Donner vs G Garcia Gonzalez  0-137197310th Capablanca Memorial TournamentA20 English
3. Savon vs G Garcia Gonzalez 0-1371973Capablanca memB06 Robatsch
4. G Garcia Gonzalez vs Ribli  ½-½311973Leipzig DSVA37 English, Symmetrical
5. G Garcia Gonzalez vs W Schmidt  ½-½511973Leipzig DSVD91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5
6. G Garcia Gonzalez vs Lutikov  0-1461973Leipzig DSVD25 Queen's Gambit Accepted
7. Vogt vs G Garcia Gonzalez  ½-½231973Leipzig DSVA07 King's Indian Attack
8. Quinteros vs G Garcia Gonzalez  0-1511974Las PalmasA62 Benoni, Fianchetto Variation
9. G Garcia Gonzalez vs Ljubojevic  ½-½91974Las PalmasA42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
10. Beliavsky vs G Garcia Gonzalez  1-0401974Las PalmasB07 Pirc
11. G Garcia Gonzalez vs Browne  1-0401974Las PalmasA77 Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8, 10.Nd2
12. G Garcia Gonzalez vs Kavalek  ½-½591974Las PalmasA04 Reti Opening
13. G Garcia Gonzalez vs W Schmidt  ½-½471974Capablanca Memorial-AE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
14. J Kristiansen vs G Garcia Gonzalez  0-1501974Ol Student'sC32 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
15. Kavalek vs G Garcia Gonzalez  ½-½431974Arrecife de LanzaroteB08 Pirc, Classical
16. Vasiukov vs G Garcia Gonzalez  ½-½691974Capablanca Memorial-AB08 Pirc, Classical
17. Ribli vs G Garcia Gonzalez  1-0341974Las PalmasA28 English
18. Larsen vs G Garcia Gonzalez  0-1351974Las PalmasA28 English
19. Ulf Andersson vs G Garcia Gonzalez  ½-½791974Las PalmasA25 English
20. Ribli vs G Garcia Gonzalez  0-1431974Capablanca Memorial-AA09 Reti Opening
21. S Mariotti vs G Garcia Gonzalez  1-0431974Olympiad Qualifying Group 3E22 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann Variation
22. W Schmidt vs G Garcia Gonzalez  ½-½351974Olympiad Final-BA15 English
23. Hort vs G Garcia Gonzalez  1-0421974Hastings 1974/75C60 Ruy Lopez
24. G Garcia Gonzalez vs Csom  1-0401974Hastings 1974/75A19 English, Mikenas-Carls, Sicilian Variation
25. M Basman vs G Garcia Gonzalez 0-1281974Hastings 1974/75C30 King's Gambit Declined
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  Benzol: Guillermo Garcia Gonzalez
Born 9th December 1953 in Las Villas
Awarded the IM title in 1974 and the GM title in 1976 He was Cuban champion in 1974, 1976 and 1983.
Feb-25-05  chenturini: The cuban GM Guillermo Garcia died in car accident in 1991, I think, because in "hispanoamerica" GARCIA is a frequent last name, with GONZALEZ as mother last name, exists a high grade of confussion.
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  Fusilli: <chenturini: The cuban GM Guillermo Garcia died in car accident in 1991> According to this website on Cuban chess he actually died on October 26, 1990, as chenturini says, in a car accident: The website also specifies that he died as he prepared to play in the Novi Sad Olympiad.
Dec-09-09  BIDMONFA: Guillermo Garcia Gonzales

GARCIA, Guillermo _

Dec-09-12  Vermit: If this player was born in 1953, then I suspect the games dating from 1963 and 1964 belong to another player.
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  Jim Bartle: Possible. Garcia and Gonzalez are two of the most common family names in Spanish.
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  perfidious: <Vermit> and <Jim> Most definitely: the 1963 games both belong to Gilberto Garcia, and the version against O'Kelly given here is incomplete, as White actually resigned after 58 moves, not 40.

Going to dig a bit more and figure out who played the '64 games. Off to submit a correction for the '63 games.

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  Fusilli: <perfidious: <Vermit> and <Jim> Most definitely: the 1963 games both belong to Gilberto Garcia, and the version against O'Kelly given here is incomplete, as White actually resigned after 58 moves, not 40. Going to dig a bit more and figure out who played the '64 games. Off to submit a correction for the '63 games.>

About the 1964 games, a good candidate is He is also Cuban, age-appropriate for Sochi 1964, AND he played in Sochi 1965. (There are several games on his page from that tournament.) I don't think every misclassification of Guillermo Garcia's games has to come from another G.Garcia. If the original data only said Garcia and Cuba, it would be easy to misattribute Silvino Garcia's games to Guillermo Garcia, the most famous Cuban Garcia player.

Of course, the easiest way out would be if someone can check the crosstable for Sochi 1964. My quick and dirty online search turned out nothing, but again, it was quick and dirty.

Jan-07-13  Vermit: According to the games played at Sochi 1964 were played by Jesus-Cuba Garcia. I will report this.
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  Tabanus: Gonzales or Gonzalez?
Jul-15-18  Retireborn: <Tab> Chessbase playerbase and Hooper & Whyld (1992) use Gonzales.

The latter add an accent over the a.

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  Tabanus: <Retireborn> Thanks. has González, but that may still be wrong., also González.

Jul-15-18  Retireborn: <Tab> It seems that either may be correct depending on whether you use the accent or not, according to this:-

It does seem that Spanish speakers prefer the z-form, but one would have to look for examples of how the GM spelled his own name.

Jul-15-18  Granny O Doul: Clear second in the 1988 NY Open International, but unable to collect his prize ($10,000, I think?) due to enemy alien issues.
Jul-15-18  JRaul: <Tabanus> In my experience, the name in Cuba is invariably spelled "González." I ran into "Gonzales" for the first time in the US.
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  Tabanus: Thanks guys. I requested Gonzalez with z, but don't know if CG will agree. The accent is certainly too much for them.
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