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Silvino Garcia Martinez
Number of games in database: 321
Years covered: 1964 to 2005
Last FIDE rating: 2325
Highest rating achieved in database: 2470

Overall record: +46 -136 =139 (36.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (53) 
    B42 B93 B52 B33 B83
 Ruy Lopez (23) 
    C92 C96 C89 C93 C65
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (12) 
    C92 C89 C93 C96 C87
 French Defense (12) 
    C05 C11 C10 C06 C15
 Sicilian Najdorf (9) 
    B93 B90 B92 B94 B99
 King's Indian (7) 
    E67 E73 E80 E94 E75
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (51) 
    B48 B43 B40 B32 B50
 King's Indian (13) 
    E63 E90 E81 E97 E71
 Grunfeld (12) 
    D78 D87 D79 D94 D75
 Sicilian Taimanov (8) 
    B48 B47 B49
 English, 1 c4 c5 (8) 
    A30 A34
 Sicilian Kan (8) 
    B43 B42 B41
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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. Garcia became Pan-American Champion at Cardenas 1968 and was awarded the IM title in 1969 and the GM title in 1975 (the first Cuban to become a GM). He was Cuban Champion in 1968 (after a play-off), 1970, 1973 and 1979-80. A regular member of the Cuban Olympiad team, Garcia won the 1968 Pan American tournament and came equal third at the 1973 Capablanca Memorial (at Cienfuegos) and shared second at Havana 1985.

Last updated: 2016-11-28 03:40:49

 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 321  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. S Garcia Martinez vs Udovcic  1-066 1964 Capablanca memB42 Sicilian, Kan
2. R Ortega vs S Garcia Martinez  1-035 1964 Capablanca memB06 Robatsch
3. Pachman vs S Garcia Martinez  1-032 1964 Capablanca memB49 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
4. S Garcia Martinez vs N Padevsky  0-131 1964 Capablanca memB57 Sicilian
5. S Garcia Martinez vs E Cobo Arteaga  ½-½30 1964 Capablanca memC96 Ruy Lopez, Closed
6. Letelier vs S Garcia Martinez  ½-½51 1964 Capablanca memE77 King's Indian
7. S Garcia Martinez vs K Darga  ½-½33 1964 Capablanca memC10 French
8. S Garcia Martinez vs Larry Evans  0-140 1964 Capablanca memC70 Ruy Lopez
9. S Garcia Martinez vs Wade  0-138 1964 Capablanca memC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
10. Stahlberg vs S Garcia Martinez  1-039 1964 Capablanca memE61 King's Indian
11. S Garcia Martinez vs H Santa Cruz  ½-½53 1964 Capablanca memC66 Ruy Lopez
12. Taimanov vs S Garcia Martinez  1-043 1964 Capablanca memD94 Grunfeld
13. S Garcia Martinez vs Uhlmann  0-153 1964 Capablanca memC19 French, Winawer, Advance
14. S Garcia Martinez vs Smyslov 0-126 1964 HavanaB16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
15. Portisch vs S Garcia Martinez  1-036 1964 Capablanca memE90 King's Indian
16. Robatsch vs S Garcia Martinez  1-047 1964 Capablanca memB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
17. S Garcia Martinez vs H Rossetto 0-151 1964 Capablanca memB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
18. S Garcia Martinez vs E Jimenez Zerquera  ½-½30 1964 Capablanca memC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
19. O'Kelly vs S Garcia Martinez  1-038 1964 Capablanca memB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
20. C Bielicki vs S Garcia Martinez  1-031 1964 Capablanca memD75 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O c5, 8.dxc5
21. J H Donner vs S Garcia Martinez  1-038 1964 Capablanca memD93 Grunfeld, with Bf4 & e3
22. S Garcia Martinez vs Ujtumen  1-043 1965 Chigorin MemorialC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
23. S Garcia Martinez vs Spassky  0-145 1965 Chigorin MemorialC93 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense
24. S Garcia Martinez vs Unzicker  0-123 1965 Chigorin MemorialE12 Queen's Indian
25. S Garcia Martinez vs A Zaitsev  ½-½33 1965 Chigorin MemorialB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
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Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member
  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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  kingscrusher: Does anyone know if the ruy Lopez d3 system is named after this Martinez ?!
Premium Chessgames Member
  technical draw: GM Garcia Martinez's opponents are a regular who's who of great chessplayers.
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  technical draw: By the way the movie "Born on the Fourth of July" is not about this Cuban GM.
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