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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
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (16) 
    B22 B26 B31 B47 B25
 French Defense (7) 
    C02 C00
 Queen's Pawn Game (6) 
    A45 D02 D00
 Vienna Opening (6) 
    C29 C28 C25
 King's Indian Attack (4) 
With the Black pieces:
 Dutch Defense (7) 
    A85 A81 A90 A84
 Ruy Lopez (6) 
    C72 C87 C91 C69 C77
 English (5) 
    A16 A10 A15
 English, 1 c4 e5 (4) 
    A26 A22 A27 A25
 Grunfeld (4) 
    D98 D89 D92 D87
 Uncommon Opening (4) 
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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
   J Diaz Diaz vs O Castro, 1976 1/2-1/2
   O Castro vs D H Campora, 1979 1-0
   M Melgosa vs O Castro, 1999 0-1
   O Castro vs Ivkov, 1978 1-0

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

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Eduardo Bermudez's favorite colombian players by Eduardo Bermudez

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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 Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. O Castro vs Karpov 0-130 1969 Stockholm-jrC33 King's Gambit Accepted
2. Hort vs O Castro  ½-½50 1974 NiceD62 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
3. O Castro vs W Fairhurst  ½-½15 1974 21st OlympiadC25 Vienna
4. O Castro vs Gutierrez  1-052 1975 QuitoB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
5. L A Sanchez vs O Castro  1-042 1975 Colombia ChampionshipB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
6. O Castro vs J A Rubinetti  0-140 1975 Quito (Ecuador)C29 Vienna Gambit
7. A Lombard vs O Castro 0-144 1976 Biel InterzonalD89 Grunfeld
8. O Castro vs A Matanovic  ½-½33 1976 Biel InterzonalC29 Vienna Gambit
9. J Diaz Diaz vs O Castro  ½-½56 1976 Biel InterzonalA45 Queen's Pawn Game
10. O Castro vs Kavalek  0-119 1976 OlympiadA00 Uncommon Opening
11. K Rogoff vs O Castro 1-029 1976 Biel InterzonalA15 English
12. Smejkal vs O Castro  1-041 1976 Biel InterzonalA10 English
13. Smyslov vs O Castro 1-031 1976 Biel InterzonalA04 Reti Opening
14. Csom vs O Castro  1-042 1976 Biel InterzonalC44 King's Pawn Game
15. O Castro vs Portisch  0-128 1976 Biel InterzonalB40 Sicilian
16. O Castro vs Szabo  0-163 1976 Costa BravaC00 French Defense
17. O Castro vs Gulko  0-129 1976 Biel InterzonalA07 King's Indian Attack
18. O Castro vs Ulf Andersson 0-1113 1976 Biel InterzonalB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
19. O Castro vs V Liberzon  ½-½62 1976 Biel InterzonalB59 Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3
20. O Castro vs Petrosian 1-052 1976 Biel InterzonalC00 French Defense
21. O Castro vs Geller 1-033 1976 Biel InterzonalB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
22. Larsen vs O Castro 1-036 1976 Biel InterzonalA16 English
23. Robert E Byrne vs O Castro  1-041 1976 Biel InterzonalB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
24. Sosonko vs O Castro  ½-½37 1976 Biel InterzonalD98 Grunfeld, Russian
25. O Castro vs R Sanguineti  ½-½17 1976 Biel InterzonalB56 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.
Premium Chessgames Member
  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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