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Miguel A Quinteros
Number of games in database: 836
Years covered: 1966 to 1997
Last FIDE rating: 2422
Highest rating achieved in database: 2555

Overall record: +318 -247 =266 (54.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 5 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 English (47) 
    A14 A15 A10 A17 A13
 King's Indian (44) 
    E62 E73 E60 E63 E80
 Reti System (37) 
    A04 A06 A05
 Sicilian (30) 
    B89 B96 B42 B41 B91
 English, 1 c4 c5 (28) 
    A30 A34 A36 A32 A39
 English, 1 c4 e5 (26) 
    A22 A29 A21 A25 A20
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (172) 
    B92 B97 B93 B90 B27
 Sicilian Najdorf (79) 
    B92 B97 B93 B90 B96
 King's Indian (67) 
    E92 E62 E97 E66 E75
 Modern Benoni (34) 
    A56 A79 A65 A64 A77
 Queen's Pawn Game (26) 
    A46 A40 A45 E10 A41
 Reti System (20) 
    A04 A05
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Quinteros vs R Henley, 1976 1-0
   Quinteros vs V Tukmakov, 1973 1-0
   Quinteros vs E Torre, 1973 1-0
   Gligoric vs Quinteros, 1982 0-1
   Tal vs Quinteros, 1982 1/2-1/2
   Quinteros vs Browne, 1975 1/2-1/2
   Quinteros vs J Sunye Neto, 1990 1-0
   Quinteros vs Kasparov, 1982 1/2-1/2
   Geller vs Quinteros, 1982 1/2-1/2
   Quinteros vs Van der Wiel, 1982 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   1st Burroughs Computers Grandmaster (1978)
   Lone Pine (1976)
   Lone Pine (1975)
   Buenos Aires (Konex) (1979)
   Buenos Aires (Clarin) (1979)
   Buenos Aires (1970)
   Manila (1973)
   Leningrad Interzonal (1973)
   Mar del Plata (1982)
   Biel Interzonal (1985)
   Manila Interzonal (1976)
   Lone Pine (1980)
   Lone Pine (1977)
   Lone Pine (1979)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Games from Argentina by Gottschalk
   Wijk aan Zee Hoogovens 1974 by suenteus po 147
   Manila 1973 by Tabanus
   Buenos Aires (Konex) 1979 by Tabanus
   Buenos Aires (Clarin) 1979 by Tabanus
   1st Burroughs Computers Grandmasters Tt by Benzol

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(born Dec-28-1947, 70 years old) Argentina

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Miguel Angel Quinteros was born in Buenos Aires. He was awarded the IM title in 1970 and the GM title in 1973, and has been Argentine champion in 1966 and 1980. Two times South American champion (the two zonals). In tournaments he was 2nd= at Portoroz 1973, 1st= at Torremolinos 1973, 1st at Lanzarote 1974, 2nd at Lone Pine 1976, 2nd= at London 1977, 1st at Wellington 1978 (See Game Collection: 1st Burroughs Computers Grandmasters Tt), 1st at Moron zt 1982, 2nd at New York 1983, 1st at Netanya 1983, 1st at Corrientes zt 1985, and 3rd= at Baden-Baden 1985. From 1970 to 1984 he also played on a number of Argentine Olympiad teams.

He was to meet with Fischer in Yugoslavia under the embargo therefore was excluded from international tournaments organized by FIDE.

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 page 1 of 34; games 1-25 of 836  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J M Garcia vs Quinteros  0-1341966ARG-chA15 English
2. Quinteros vs L Bronstein  1-0491966ARG-chE34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation
3. Quinteros vs L Chemes  1-0261966ARG-chD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
4. J Behrensen vs Quinteros  0-1581966ARG-chA53 Old Indian
5. E Figueroa vs Quinteros  1-0311966ARG-chB24 Sicilian, Closed
6. Quinteros vs O Bazan  ½-½311966ARG-chA36 English
7. Quinteros vs O Molteni  1-0501966ARG-chA97 Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky
8. H Garcia vs Quinteros  0-1321966ARG-chE82 King's Indian, Samisch, double Fianchetto Variation
9. R Garcia vs Quinteros  ½-½791966ARG-chE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
10. Quinteros vs M Pugach  1-0411966ARG-chA53 Old Indian
11. Pelikan vs Quinteros  1-0361966ARG-chE77 King's Indian
12. Quinteros vs J A Rubinetti  1-0411966ARG-chE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
13. Quinteros vs J Bibiloni  1-0461967ARG-ch qualA10 English
14. F Benko vs Quinteros  1-0861967Mar del Plata opB22 Sicilian, Alapin
15. Quinteros vs V Brond  ½-½671967Mar del Plata opA56 Benoni Defense
16. Quinteros vs J Palermo  0-1311967ARG-ch qualC39 King's Gambit Accepted
17. J Hase vs Quinteros  1-0521967ARG-ch qualB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
18. Quinteros vs E G Grane  1-0601967Mar del Plata opA15 English
19. G Gonzalez vs Quinteros  ½-½391967Mar del Plata opB20 Sicilian
20. Quinteros vs M Schatzle  1-0451967ARG-ch qualA22 English
21. V Brond vs Quinteros  1-0401967ARG-ch qualA53 Old Indian
22. Quinteros vs R Rollansky  1-0241967Mar del Plata opD79 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O, Main line
23. L Szlos vs Quinteros 0-1201967ARG-ch qualA02 Bird's Opening
24. C Merlo vs Quinteros  0-1571967Mar del Plata opB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
25. J Sumar vs Quinteros  ½-½631967Mar del Plata opE92 King's Indian
 page 1 of 34; games 1-25 of 836  PGN Download
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  wordfunph: Happy Birthday Grandmaster Miguel A. Quinteros!
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  GrahamClayton: A pgn download of Quinteros' games can be found at:

Jun-23-10  I play the Fred: All-playa GM team:

Board 1: Jose Raul Capablanca
Board 2: Lev Alburt
Board 3: Miguel Quinteros
Board 4: ???

Jul-01-10  talisman: the real identity of "The Most Interesting Man in the World".
Dec-28-10  azziadrian: Felicidades Maestro!
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  wordfunph: Miguel Quinteros was criticized for declining draws offered by famous masters. "I didn't travel 10,000 kilometers to Leningrad just for the sake of drawing," he retorted. Fortune was not on his side, and he lost to Byrne and Tal.

happy 63rd birthday Maestro Miguel!

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  brankat: Happy Birthday GM Quinteros!
Dec-28-10  Maatalkko: <Talisman> Yeah, he does look much like the guy in those Dos Equis ads.
Dec-28-10  talisman: happy birthday Miguel.
<Maatalkko> Dos Equis!...gonna try one today.
Dec-28-10  Maatalkko: <talisman> Stay thirsty, my friend.

Yeah, those ads work. I get Dos Equis at a Mexican place when they don't have Bohemia.

Mar-28-11  theodor: congratulaciones, Miguel, estas grande!
Mar-28-11  rapidcitychess: Nice picture.
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  HeMateMe: Es un hombre rico?
May-24-11  Caissanist: It was Topalov who called Quinteros the #1 ladies man ("but he is not so successful as a chess player").
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  GrahamClayton: <Benzol>I believe his wife was a former Miss Argentina

According to an article in the "Australian Women's Weekly", dated 24 May 1978, Quinteros's wife was Benje, who was crowned "Miss Phillipines, Maid of Cotton" in 1975.

Here is the full text of the article:

"There are only 40 chess grandmasters in the world. Miguel Quinteros is one, but he looks more like a showbiz star.

The 29-year-old Argentinian is the first chess grandmaster to visit Australia. He is here with his wife, Benjie, who was "Miss Philippines, Maid of Cotton" in 1975, to help publicise the chess Olympics due to be held in Argentina in October.

Ten Australians, including four women, will play in the olympics. "Your players are all young, and chess at top competition level is definitely a game for the young," said Miguel.

"lt's easy to think it is only mentally demanding, but it has been calculated that one game of championship chess burns up as much physical energy as three sets of tennis."

Miguel studies chess up to eight hours every day. He spends almost as long making sure he is physically fit to stand up to top match pressures, but he does not find that too difficult - he was once a professional soccer player.

"As a grandmaster I can earn up to $40,000 a year and get to see plenty of the world. If I had remained a soccer player it's unlikely I would ever have left Argentina - and then I wouldn't have met my wife (at a chess match in the Philippines).

"Almost anyone can become a chess champion," Miguel added. "People think you need a special sort of brain."

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  wordfunph: from Michael de la Maza's book Rapid Chess Improvement, page 24..

<You must now that if you refuse to study tactics then, to quote GM Miguel Quinteros, you are 'doomed to remain weak' and are 'well advised to take up something else, like knitting.'>


Mar-17-14  Yopo: He was to meet with Fischer in Yugoslavia under the embargo therefore was excluded from international tournaments organized by FIDE. Playng chess in the Web, it has become one of the best players in the ICC
May-24-14  Rookiepawn: I like the gesture on the photo, is very typical of an Argentinean guy. It comes from our Italian heritage.

Though Quinteros surname is of Spanish origin, Argentinians received a lot of Italian slang and culture from immigration. Thus, though Argentineans speak Spanish, accent and body language have a strong Italian resemblance, especially in Buenos Aires.

The pic is an example: that mischievous look, hand with fingers gathered together, bent head and eyebrows up tells you this guy is unmistakeably a porteño (from Buenos Aires city).

On the board, a fighter, a Sicilian beast... and maybe with a little bit of bad luck, to round up a complete "Argento" profile ¡Grande Miguel Angel, aguante maestro!

May-25-14  RedShield: <I like the gesture on the photo, is very typical of an Argentinean guy.>

Arms raised in surrender?

<It comes from our Italian heritage.>

I was right.

May-25-14  Rookiepawn: <Arms raised in surrender?>

I think something like that happened in Viet Nam.

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  john barleycorn: he is more in that "allora" pose.
May-25-14  Rookiepawn: And btw <PinkLid>, I consider myself a citizen of the world. So you can waste yourself slandering the Argentineans, that won't work. Unlike you I don't need the psychological support of clinging to a pathetic collective identity.

See? You're a collectivist. 

May-25-14  RedShield: When you decided to abandon Argentina, what was it that attracted you to Denmark, in preference to, say, Uganda or Papua New Guinea or Cambodia? Maybe you're just a citizen of part of the world.
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  perfidious: <RedShield: When you decided to abandon Argentina, what was it that attracted you to Denmark, in preference to, say, Uganda or Papua New Guinea or Cambodia? Maybe you're just a citizen of part of the world.>

The gift that keeps on giving: at every turn, this poster proves himself a chode.

May-25-14  Rookiepawn: <PinkLid> Cambodia is a wonderful place, I was there for quite a while. Beautiful country ruined by someone named Pol Pot. A guy very much like you, unfortunately much more intelligent.
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