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.
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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|OSCAR HUMBERTO CASTRO ROJAS
(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
|1. O Castro vs Karpov
||0-1||30||1969||Wch U20 fin-A||C33 King's Gambit Accepted|
|2. Hort vs O Castro
|| ||½-½||50||1974||Olympiad Qualifying Group 6||D62 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack|
|3. O Castro vs W Fairhurst
|| ||½-½||15||1974||Olympiad Qualifying Group 6||C25 Vienna|
|4. O Castro vs J A Rubinetti
|| ||0-1||40||1975||Quito (Ecuador)||C29 Vienna Gambit|
|5. L A Sanchez vs O Castro
|| ||1-0||42||1975||Colombia Championship||B04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern|
|6. O Castro vs Gutierrez
|| ||1-0||52||1975||Quito||B93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4|
|7. A Lombard vs O Castro
||0-1||44||1976||Biel Interzonal||D87 Grunfeld, Exchange|
|8. O Castro vs Ulf Andersson
||0-1||113||1976||Biel Interzonal||B47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation|
|9. Sosonko vs O Castro
|| ||½-½||37||1976||Biel Interzonal||D98 Grunfeld, Russian|
|10. Robert E Byrne vs O Castro
|| ||1-0||41||1976||Biel Interzonal||B00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening|
|11. O Castro vs V Liberzon
|| ||½-½||62||1976||Biel Interzonal||B59 Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3|
|12. Csom vs O Castro
|| ||1-0||42||1976||Biel Interzonal||C44 King's Pawn Game|
|13. O Castro vs Geller
||1-0||33||1976||Biel Interzonal||B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation|
|14. Smyslov vs O Castro
||1-0||31||1976||Biel Interzonal||A04 Reti Opening|
|15. O Castro vs Petrosian
||1-0||52||1976||Biel Interzonal||C00 French Defense|
|16. Larsen vs O Castro
||1-0||36||1976||Biel Interzonal||A16 English|
|17. O Castro vs A Matanovic
|| ||½-½||33||1976||Biel Interzonal||C29 Vienna Gambit|
|18. Smejkal vs O Castro
|| ||1-0||41||1976||Biel Interzonal||A10 English|
|19. O Castro vs Huebner
|| ||½-½||36||1976||Biel Interzonal||C00 French Defense|
|20. J Diaz Diaz vs O Castro
|| ||½-½||56||1976||Biel Interzonal||A45 Queen's Pawn Game|
|21. O Castro vs R Sanguineti
|| ||½-½||17||1976||Biel Interzonal||B56 Sicilian|
|22. K Rogoff vs O Castro
||1-0||29||1976||Biel Interzonal||A15 English|
|23. O Castro vs Gulko
|| ||0-1||29||1976||Biel Interzonal||A07 King's Indian Attack|
|24. Tal vs O Castro
|| ||1-0||28||1976||Biel Interzonal||B00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening|
|25. O Castro vs Portisch
|| ||0-1||28||1976||Biel Interzonal||B40 Sicilian|
| page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 110
|Sep-12-04|| ||Benzol: And I thought his name was just Oscar Castro. |
|Jul-20-05|| ||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.|
|Mar-30-06|| ||Caissanist: A thorough explanation of the Latino double last name thing was recently posted on the Francisco Vallejo-Pons page.|
|May-08-10|| ||wordfunph: he may be a GM-strength with victories against Larsen, Petrosian, Geller..|
any news on Oscar Castro?
|May-08-10|| ||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
|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 http://chess-results.com/tnr147485....
RIP IM Castro|
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