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Guillermo Garcia Gonzales
Number of games in database: 262
Years covered: 1964 to 1990
Last FIDE rating: 2112
Highest rating achieved in database: 2520
Overall record: +54 -92 =115 (42.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      1 exhibition game, odds game, etc. is excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 English (14) 
    A15 A19 A10 A18 A17
 Queen's Indian (11) 
    E12 E15 E18 E17
 Orthodox Defense (11) 
    D58 D55 D63 D68
 English, 1 c4 c5 (11) 
    A37 A30 A34 A31 A36
 King's Indian (10) 
    E97 E94 E74 E66 E75
 Grunfeld (9) 
    D85 D92 D91 D78 D86
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (16) 
    B46 B33 B80 B89 B47
 English (12) 
    A15 A17 A13 A16 A10
 Nimzo Indian (12) 
    E54 E48 E22 E21 E41
 Caro-Kann (11) 
    B10 B17 B14 B19 B13
 French Defense (9) 
    C03 C19 C15 C00 C02
 Queen's Indian (8) 
    E15 E12 E16 E19
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   G Garcia Gonzales vs Quinteros, 1982 1-0
   Sax vs G Garcia Gonzales, 1979 0-1
   M Basman vs G Garcia Gonzales, 1974 0-1
   G Garcia Gonzales vs Kasparov, 1979 1/2-1/2

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

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Moscow Interzonal 1982 by suenteus po 147
   Games Around the World: Cuba by Gottschalk

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

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Guillermo Garcia Gonzales 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 Garcia Gonzales


 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 262  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Ujtumen vs G Garcia Gonzales  1-041 1964 Sochi Chigorin memB06 Robatsch
2. G Garcia Gonzales vs Gheorghiu  1-033 1964 Chigorin memA53 Old Indian
3. G Garcia Gonzales vs Nezhmetdinov 0-135 1964 Memorial M.ChigorinA54 Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3
4. G Garcia Gonzales vs Matulovic  0-140 1964 Chigorin memA10 English
5. G Garcia Gonzales vs Kholmov  0-136 1964 Chigorin memE54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
6. Antoshin vs G Garcia Gonzales  0-131 1964 Chigorin memE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
7. Ujtelky vs G Garcia Gonzales  1-041 1964 Chigorin memA15 English
8. G Garcia Gonzales vs Suetin  0-125 1969 HavanaB44 Sicilian
9. Parma vs G Garcia Gonzales  1-030 1969 HavanaC78 Ruy Lopez
10. G Kuzmin vs G Garcia Gonzales  ½-½50 1973 Capablanca memB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
11. G Garcia Gonzales vs Ribli  ½-½31 1973 LeipzigA37 English, Symmetrical
12. J H Donner vs G Garcia Gonzales  0-137 1973 10th Capablanca Memorial TournamentA20 English
13. G Garcia Gonzales vs W Schmidt  ½-½51 1973 Leipzig DSVD91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5
14. G Garcia Gonzales vs Lutikov  0-146 1973 Leipzig DSVD25 Queen's Gambit Accepted
15. Vogt vs G Garcia Gonzales  ½-½23 1973 Leipzig DSVA07 King's Indian Attack
16. Savon vs G Garcia Gonzales 0-137 1973 Capablanca memB06 Robatsch
17. A J Mestel vs G Garcia Gonzales  ½-½19 1974 Hastings 7475C60 Ruy Lopez
18. G Garcia Gonzales vs Browne  1-040 1974 Las Palmas (Spain)A77 Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8, 10.Nd2
19. M Basman vs G Garcia Gonzales 0-128 1974 HastingsC30 King's Gambit Declined
20. S Mariotti vs G Garcia Gonzales  1-043 1974 NicaE22 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann Variation
21. W Schmidt vs G Garcia Gonzales  ½-½35 1974 Nice ol (Men) fin-BA38 English, Symmetrical
22. G Garcia Gonzales vs G Botterill  0-157 1974 Hastings 7475D92 Grunfeld, 5.Bf4
23. Beliavsky vs G Garcia Gonzales  1-040 1974 Las PalmasB07 Pirc
24. Vasiukov vs G Garcia Gonzales  ½-½69 1974 Capablanca mem-AB08 Pirc, Classical
25. A Planinc vs G Garcia Gonzales  1-033 1974 Hastings 7475B08 Pirc, Classical
 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 262  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-29-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.
Aug-03-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  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: http://www.cuba.cu/ajedrez/maestros... 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
http://www.bidmonfa.com/garcia_gonz... _

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.
Dec-09-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Jim Bartle: Possible. Garcia and Gonzalez are two of the most common family names in Spanish.
Dec-09-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.

Dec-09-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  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 http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches.... 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 http://al20102007.narod.ru/it/1964/... the games played at Sochi 1964 were played by Jesus-Cuba Garcia. I will report this.
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