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Silvino Garcia Martinez
Number of games in database: 316
Years covered: 1964 to 2005
Last FIDE rating: 2325
Highest rating achieved in database: 2470
Overall record: +46 -133 =137 (36.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (52) 
    B93 B33 B42 B52 B43
 Ruy Lopez (23) 
    C92 C96 C89 C93 C66
 French Defense (12) 
    C05 C11 C03 C19 C06
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (12) 
    C92 C96 C89 C93 C87
 Sicilian Najdorf (9) 
    B93 B90 B97 B99 B92
 Modern Benoni (7) 
    A56 A57 A60 A65 A64
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (51) 
    B48 B43 B40 B50 B32
 King's Indian (13) 
    E63 E81 E97 E90 E77
 Grunfeld (12) 
    D78 D87 D85 D79 D93
 Sicilian Kan (8) 
    B43 B42 B41
 English, 1 c4 c5 (8) 
    A34 A30
 Sicilian Taimanov (8) 
    B48 B47 B49
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   S Garcia Martinez vs A Pomar Salamanca, 1975 1-0
   S Garcia Martinez vs K Mokry, 1984 1-0
   S Garcia Martinez vs Gligoric, 1974 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Palma de Mallorca (1971)
   Hastings 1973/74 (1973)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   2001 Capablanca memorial (premier - I) by gauer
   2004 Capablanca memorial (group I) by gauer

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(born Jul-04-1944, 72 years old) Cuba

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Silvino Garcia Martinez was born in Havana. Pan-American Champion at Cardenas 1968. Awarded the IM title in 1969 and the GM title in 1975 (the first Cuban to get the GM title). He was Cuban Champion in 1968 (after a play-off), 1970, 1973 and 1979-80. A regular member of the Cuban Olympiad team he won the 1968 Pan American tournament and was 3rd= at the 1973 Capablanca Memorial (at Cienfuegos) and also finished 2nd= at Havana 1985.

 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 316  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. S Garcia Martinez vs N Padevsky  0-131 1964 Capablanca memB57 Sicilian
2. S Garcia Martinez vs E Cobo Arteaga  ½-½30 1964 Capablanca memC96 Ruy Lopez, Closed
3. Letelier vs S Garcia Martinez  ½-½51 1964 Capablanca memE77 King's Indian
4. S Garcia Martinez vs K Darga  ½-½33 1964 Capablanca memC10 French
5. S Garcia Martinez vs Larry Evans  0-140 1964 Capablanca memC70 Ruy Lopez
6. S Garcia Martinez vs Smyslov 0-126 1964 HavanaB16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
7. S Garcia Martinez vs Wade  0-138 1964 Capablanca memC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
8. Stahlberg vs S Garcia Martinez  1-039 1964 Capablanca memE61 King's Indian
9. S Garcia Martinez vs H Santa Cruz  ½-½53 1964 Capablanca memC66 Ruy Lopez
10. S Garcia Martinez vs Uhlmann  0-153 1964 Capablanca memC19 French, Winawer, Advance
11. Portisch vs S Garcia Martinez  1-036 1964 Capablanca memE90 King's Indian
12. Robatsch vs S Garcia Martinez  1-047 1964 Capablanca memB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
13. Taimanov vs S Garcia Martinez  1-043 1964 Capablanca memD94 Grunfeld
14. S Garcia Martinez vs H Rossetto 0-151 1964 Capablanca memB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
15. S Garcia Martinez vs E Jimenez Zerquera  ½-½30 1964 Capablanca memC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
16. J H Donner vs S Garcia Martinez  1-038 1964 Capablanca memD93 Grunfeld, with Bf4 & e3
17. O'Kelly vs S Garcia Martinez  1-038 1964 Capablanca memB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
18. C Bielicki vs S Garcia Martinez  1-031 1964 Capablanca memD75 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O c5, 8.dxc5
19. S Garcia Martinez vs Udovcic  1-066 1964 Capablanca memB42 Sicilian, Kan
20. R Ortega vs S Garcia Martinez  1-035 1964 Capablanca memB06 Robatsch
21. Pachman vs S Garcia Martinez  1-032 1964 Capablanca memB49 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
22. S Garcia Martinez vs Krogius  0-137 1965 SochiA07 King's Indian Attack
23. Flohr vs S Garcia Martinez  1-035 1965 Chigorin MemorialA48 King's Indian
24. S Garcia Martinez vs A Zaitsev  ½-½33 1965 Chigorin MemorialB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
25. Antoshin vs S Garcia Martinez  1-028 1965 Chigorin memA56 Benoni Defense
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  Benzol: Silvino Garcia Martinez
Born 4th July 1944 in Havana
An IM in 1969 and a GM in 1975 he was Cuban champion in 1968 (after playoff), 1970, 1973 and 1979-80.
Jul-04-06  BIDMONFA: Silvino Garcia-Martinez


Oct-29-06  WarmasterKron: Silvino Garcia-Martinez played a game with Castro in the record simul a few years ago. Can anyone find a record of it?
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  brankat: Happy Birthday Silvino!
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  chancho: Jose Raul Capablanca's record:

<+377 -47 =265 (73.9%)>

Compare that to Garcia Martinez's (The first Cuban to obtain the GM title from FIDE) <+46 -136 =137 (35.9%)>.

He has about the same number of wins that Capa had in total losses for his entire career.


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