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Roman Toran Albero
Number of games in database: 335
Years covered: 1948 to 1975
Last FIDE rating: 2445

Overall record: +95 -89 =151 (50.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (23) 
    E75 E94 E63 E67 E80
 Sicilian (17) 
    B93 B45 B67 B64 B74
 English (12) 
    A14 A15 A13 A16
 Reti System (10) 
    A04 A05
 Ruy Lopez (8) 
    C90 C97 C85 C76 C96
 English, 1 c4 e5 (8) 
    A21 A22 A25
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (53) 
    B32 B92 B36 B45 B35
 King's Indian (42) 
    E94 E61 E90 E81 E64
 Sicilian Dragon (18) 
    B36 B35 B39 B72 B75
 Ruy Lopez (13) 
    C66 C89 C78 C77 C67
 Sicilian Najdorf (12) 
    B92 B93 B90 B95 B91
 Grunfeld (6) 
    D84 D78 D74 D99 D79
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   R Toran Albero vs O'Kelly, 1967 1-0
   Korchnoi vs R Toran Albero, 1969 0-1
   Matulovic vs R Toran Albero, 1967 0-1
   J H Donner vs R Toran Albero, 1960 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Palma de Mallorca (1967)
   Palma de Mallorca (1966)
   Palma de Mallorca (1968)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Havana 1952 by crawfb5
   1956 Beverwijk Hoogovens by jww

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(born Oct-08-1931, died Oct-01-2005, 73 years old) Spain

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Román Torán Albero was born in Gijón. He was Spanish champion in 1951 and 1953, and awarded the IM title in 1954. He was FIDE vice president from 1982 until 1990.

 page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 335  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Jacobo Bolbochan vs R Toran Albero  ½-½33 1948 ARG-ESP radio mD56 Queen's Gambit Declined
2. A Medina Garcia vs R Toran Albero  ½-½25 1951 MadridB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
3. Torrens vs R Toran Albero  0-126 1951 MadridB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
4. R Toran Albero vs A M Giustolisi  ½-½45 1951 MadridA04 Reti Opening
5. E Canal vs R Toran Albero  0-147 1951 MadridB50 Sicilian
6. R Toran Albero vs Letelier  ½-½27 1951 San RafaelC49 Four Knights
7. R Kalkstein vs R Toran Albero  0-125 1951 San RafaelB72 Sicilian, Dragon
8. H Steiner vs R Toran Albero  0-134 1951 MadridE85 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox Variation
9. R Toran Albero vs Pilnik  ½-½58 1951 MadridD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
10. F J Perez Perez vs R Toran Albero  1-046 1951 MadridB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
11. R Toran Albero vs E Eliskases  ½-½48 1951 San RafaelB74 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
12. W Estrada Degrandi vs R Toran Albero  0-140 1951 San RafaelB71 Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation
13. R Toran Albero vs A Pomar Salamanca  1-042 1951 MadridB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
14. R Toran Albero vs O Bernstein  ½-½23 1951 MadridA04 Reti Opening
15. R Toran Albero vs H Corral  1-026 1951 San RafaelB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
16. J Enevoldsen vs R Toran Albero  0-156 1951 MadridB91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
17. L Roux Cabral vs R Toran Albero  ½-½61 1951 San RafaelE90 King's Indian
18. R Toran Albero vs R Linskens  1-035 1951 San RafaelC12 French, McCutcheon
19. J Canepa vs R Toran Albero  ½-½32 1951 San RafaelA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
20. R Toran Albero vs J M Fuentes  1-064 1951 MadridB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
21. R Toran Albero vs Grob  ½-½60 1951 MadridA07 King's Indian Attack
22. J Sanz vs R Toran Albero  ½-½28 1951 MadridB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
23. R Toran Albero vs J De Moura  1-036 1951 MadridD79 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O, Main line
24. E German vs R Toran Albero  ½-½41 1951 San RafaelA15 English
25. R Toran Albero vs M A Muniz Fo  1-036 1951 San RafaelC47 Four Knights
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Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-27-04  nikolaas: In Spain vs USA match in the 1958 Munich olympiadToran won against Bisguier on the third board. As soon as the American master resigned Toran said with a smile: "I am so happy, it's a nice present for my birthday!". "It's all right" - said his opponent politely - "today happens to be my birthday too"...
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  meloncio: Roman Torán died yesterday 1st October in Madrid. Moreover what it's writen in Chessgames Biography, he was many times a main member of the spanish chess olympic team, and became a very popular man of the spanish chess world being President of the Spanish Chess Federation from 1984 to 1997. RIPA.

If you can read spanish, take a look here:

Oct-06-05  WTHarvey: Here is a little collection of puzzles from Roman's games:
Jan-26-06  BIDMONFA: Roman Toran Albero

TORAN, Roman
Died 1 october 2005

Oct-08-09  Abdooss: <nikolaas> you are right! They really shared the same birthday.. Oct 8th.. Bisguier in 1929 and Albero in 1931..
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  Tabanus: There's an article in NIC 1990 no. 5. He played five times in Corus,

Author of "La defensa holandesa",, and "Bronstein: El Genio Del Ajedrez Moderno", Madrid 1957.

FIDE vice president 1982-1990.

Jan-05-10  Eastfrisian: As I know, his hobby was to collect stamps.
Oct-08-12  bachiller: His second name, Albero, sounds like a typical spanish term, as it means both the bullring and the sand used for it.
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