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Eldis Cobo Arteaga
Number of games in database: 151
Years covered: 1952 to 1978
Highest rating achieved in database: 2420
Overall record: +24 -70 =57 (34.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (11) 
    E95 E70 E98 E60 E64
 Modern Benoni (9) 
    A56 A59 A61 A62 A68
 Queen's Indian (8) 
    E12 E15 E19
 Sicilian (7) 
    B68 B46 B94 B66 B92
 Grunfeld (6) 
    D94 D98 D90 D93 D80
 Semi-Tarrasch Defense (4) 
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (16) 
    B35 B20 B50 B47 B33
 King's Indian (13) 
    E69 E60 E79 E95 E75
 Ruy Lopez (8) 
    C96 C88 C93 C67 C77
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (5) 
    C96 C88 C93
 King's Indian Attack (4) 
 Reti System (4) 
    A04 A05
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   E Cobo Arteaga vs Tal, 1963 1/2-1/2

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   Havana (1965)

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(born Sep-05-1929, died 1991, 61 years old) Cuba

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Eldis Cobo Arteaga was awarded the IM title in 1967 and was joint Cuban champion in 1950. Winner of the US Open in 1958.

 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 151  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. A Beni vs E Cobo Arteaga  0-131 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)C88 Ruy Lopez
2. E Pedersen vs E Cobo Arteaga  0-140 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)D04 Queen's Pawn Game
3. P Kremer vs E Cobo Arteaga  0-130 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)B20 Sicilian
4. Najdorf vs E Cobo Arteaga  1-029 1952 HavanaD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
5. E Cobo Arteaga vs J H Donner  0-140 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)E95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
6. C Kottnauer vs E Cobo Arteaga  1-061 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)A19 English, Mikenas-Carls, Sicilian Variation
7. E Cobo Arteaga vs E Weichselbaumer  1-027 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)E41 Nimzo-Indian
8. E Cobo Arteaga vs I Aloni  0-142 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)D43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
9. E Cobo Arteaga vs H Rossetto  0-125 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)D38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
10. E Cobo Arteaga vs Gligoric  0-147 1952 HavanaE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
11. E Cobo Arteaga vs H Platz  1-037 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)B66 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6
12. L Barden vs E Cobo Arteaga  0-153 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)C26 Vienna
13. E Cobo Arteaga vs D Hooper  ½-½27 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)D68 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical
14. R Toran Albero vs E Cobo Arteaga  ½-½24 1952 HavanaA04 Reti Opening
15. W Litmanowicz vs E Cobo Arteaga  ½-½22 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)E19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
16. F Scafarelli vs E Cobo Arteaga  ½-½42 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)D69 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical,
17. E Cobo Arteaga vs E Eliskases  0-133 1952 HavanaE70 King's Indian
18. G Pfeiffer vs E Cobo Arteaga  1-047 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)C77 Ruy Lopez
19. Robert Gove vs E Cobo Arteaga  0-128 1958 59th US OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
20. I Theodorovich vs E Cobo Arteaga  0-146 1958 59th US OpenB20 Sicilian
21. E Aronson vs E Cobo Arteaga  0-136 1958 59th US OpenE87 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox
22. E Macskasy vs E Cobo Arteaga  0-144 1958 59th US OpenE60 King's Indian Defense
23. E Cobo Arteaga vs A Kaufman  0-148 1958 US OpenA56 Benoni Defense
24. E Cobo Arteaga vs E McCormick  1-034 1958 59th US OpenD09 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3
25. Larry Evans vs E Cobo Arteaga 0-149 1958 US OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
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  Benzol: Eldis Cobo Arteaga
Born 5th September 1929
Joint Cuban Champion in 1950 he was awarded the IM title in 1967.
Apr-23-06  szunzein: CG: I'm affraid that M. Eldis Cobo passed away long ago; would you update the information above? I'm aware that there are tournaments in Cuba on "Eldis Cobo in memorian". Thanks
Apr-23-06  szunzein: BTW he was a strong player, 22.7% doesn't reflec his strength, but CG is not to blame for that of course.
Sep-05-06  BIDMONFA: Eldis Cobo Arteaga

COBO, Eldis

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  Joshka: This guy also won the US Open in 1958!! year after Bobby did.
May-13-09  Petrosianic: After he won the US Open, <Chess Review> ran a puff piece announcing the result and questioning whether Cobo-Arteaga might be the next Capablanca. (Not trying to put any pressure on the guy, you understand.) Unfortunately, in the end, it took more than being born in Havana to be Capablanca, as should have been obvious from the outset, really. So, if you think trying to inject Fischer into a story about Cobo-Arteaga's US Open win is silly, <Chess Review> went one better.
Dec-07-09  machuelo: As szunzein mention, Eldis Cobo passed away long time ago, still young. I was very close friend of his and his family. And yes, he won the US Open in 1958 over Larry Evans and Robert Byrne among others. He, Jesús Rodríguez and Eleazar Jimenez, perennial Cuban Chess Champion ion the 60th, were the best players of the island before the new generation; all them passed away. Mr. Cobo Arteaga was a nice and afable gentleman with many friends in the chess world. Rest in Peace.
Miguel A. Sánchez
(New York 2009)
May-21-15  zanzibar: You can find a good picture of him, standing and facing front, here:

He's first on the left, if I translated the caption correctly.

Feb-26-16  zanzibar: Sorry, but the link I gave just above is stale.. unbelievable!

But here's a couple of other pictures, let's hope they last longer: (Cobo en la Olimpíada de La Habana 1966)

Here's a Fischer postcard that mentions him (remember, Fischer's just a punk teenage kid on the rise...):

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