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Oscar Humberto Castro Rojas
Number of games in database: 110
Years covered: 1969 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2370 (2357 rapid, 2396 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2382

Overall record: +38 -49 =23 (45.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (16) 
    B22 B26 B25 B59 B56
 French Defense (7) 
    C02 C00
 Vienna Opening (6) 
    C29 C25 C28
 Queen's Pawn Game (6) 
    A45 D02 D00
 King's Indian Attack (4) 
With the Black pieces:
 Dutch Defense (7) 
    A85 A81 A90 A84
 Ruy Lopez (6) 
    C72 C91 C69 C77 C87
 English (5) 
    A16 A10 A15
 Uncommon Opening (4) 
 Grunfeld (4) 
    D98 D92 D87 D89
 English, 1 c4 e5 (4) 
    A27 A26 A22 A25
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   O Castro vs Petrosian, 1976 1-0
   O Castro vs Geller, 1976 1-0
   A Lombard vs O Castro, 1976 0-1
   M Melgosa vs O Castro, 1999 0-1
   J Diaz Diaz vs O Castro, 1976 1/2-1/2
   O Castro vs Ivkov, 1978 1-0
   O Castro vs D H Campora, 1979 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Biel Interzonal (1976)
   American Continental Championship (2005)

   🏆 American Continental
   O Castro vs G Hernandez Guerrero (Oct-26-14) 0-1
   Leitao vs O Castro (Oct-25-14) 1-0
   O Castro vs J F Cubas (Oct-24-14) 1-0
   O Castro vs B Gonzalez (Oct-23-14) 1-0
   R Mesias Rojas vs O Castro (Oct-22-14) 0-1

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(born May-08-1953, died Apr-12-2015, 61 years old) Colombia

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Oscar Humberto Castro Rojas was awarded the IM title in 1975 and was Colombian champion in 1972 and 1973. He represented Colombia at both the Nice and Haifa Olympiads in 1974 and 1976 respectively. In 1976 he also played in the Biel interzonal and finished 18th out of twenty players but his result included victories over Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian and Efim Geller. Later in the same year he had an excellent 2nd at Maresme in Spain. Shared 2nd in Linares 1979. In his returns to Colombia he won more 3 Colombian championships 1992, 1994 and 1999.

He died in 2015 in Medellin of a heart attack when he was assaulted by robbers.

 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 110  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. O Castro vs Karpov 0-1301969Wch U20 fin-AC33 King's Gambit Accepted
2. Hort vs O Castro  ½-½501974Olympiad Qualifying Group 6D62 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
3. O Castro vs W Fairhurst  ½-½151974Olympiad Qualifying Group 6C25 Vienna
4. O Castro vs J A Rubinetti  0-1401975Quito (Ecuador)C29 Vienna Gambit
5. L A Sanchez vs O Castro  1-0421975Colombia ChampionshipB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
6. O Castro vs Gutierrez  1-0521975QuitoB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
7. A Lombard vs O Castro 0-1441976Biel InterzonalD87 Grunfeld, Exchange
8. O Castro vs Ulf Andersson 0-11131976Biel InterzonalB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
9. Sosonko vs O Castro  ½-½371976Biel InterzonalD98 Grunfeld, Russian
10. Robert E Byrne vs O Castro  1-0411976Biel InterzonalB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
11. O Castro vs V Liberzon  ½-½621976Biel InterzonalB59 Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3
12. Csom vs O Castro  1-0421976Biel InterzonalC44 King's Pawn Game
13. O Castro vs Geller 1-0331976Biel InterzonalB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
14. Smyslov vs O Castro 1-0311976Biel InterzonalA04 Reti Opening
15. O Castro vs Petrosian 1-0521976Biel InterzonalC00 French Defense
16. Larsen vs O Castro 1-0361976Biel InterzonalA16 English
17. O Castro vs A Matanovic  ½-½331976Biel InterzonalC29 Vienna Gambit
18. Smejkal vs O Castro  1-0411976Biel InterzonalA10 English
19. O Castro vs Huebner  ½-½361976Biel InterzonalC00 French Defense
20. J Diaz Diaz vs O Castro  ½-½561976Biel InterzonalA45 Queen's Pawn Game
21. O Castro vs R Sanguineti  ½-½171976Biel InterzonalB56 Sicilian
22. K Rogoff vs O Castro 1-0291976Biel InterzonalA15 English
23. O Castro vs Gulko  0-1291976Biel InterzonalA07 King's Indian Attack
24. Tal vs O Castro  1-0281976Biel InterzonalB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
25. O Castro vs Portisch  0-1281976Biel InterzonalB40 Sicilian
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  Benzol: And I thought his name was just Oscar Castro.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Caissanist: Actually his name is rather short for a Latino. Every Spaniard or Latin American has at least two last names, and some have three or even four.
Aug-20-05  morphynoman2: SOrry, but in Colombia nobody call him Castro-Rojas. He is, as Benzol say, just Oscar Castro.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Caissanist: A thorough explanation of the Latino double last name thing was recently posted on the Francisco Vallejo-Pons page.
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  wordfunph: he may be a GM-strength with victories against Larsen, Petrosian, Geller..

any news on Oscar Castro?

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  Tabanus: Shared 2nd in Linares 1979. Colombian champion 1972, 1973 (1974?), 1992, 1994 and 1999.


Apr-12-15  SickedChess: this strong MI died of a heart attack when he was assaulted by robbers (spanish)
Apr-12-15  SickedChess: RIP MI Oscar Castro
Apr-13-15  ChessVip: sad news, he was very active and his last international tournament was IX American Continental Classical Championship 2014 RIP IM Castro
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