Oscar Humberto Castro Rojas
Number of games in database: 109
Years covered: 1969 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2370 (2357 rapid, 2396 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2382
Overall record: +37 -49 =23 (44.5%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
O Castro vs Petrosian, 1976 1-0
O Castro vs Geller, 1976 1-0
J Diaz Diaz vs O Castro, 1976 1/2-1/2
O Castro vs Campora, 1979 1-0
A Lombard vs O Castro, 1976 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?]
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|OSCAR HUMBERTO CASTRO ROJAS
(born May-08-1953, died Apr-12-2015, 61 years old) Colombia
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|IM 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.
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|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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