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Silvino Garcia Martinez
Number of games in database: 319
Years covered: 1961 to 2005
Last FIDE rating: 2325
Highest rating achieved in database: 2470
Overall record: +46 -136 =137 (35.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (52) 
    B52 B33 B42 B93 B31
 Ruy Lopez (24) 
    C93 C92 C89 C96 C78
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (13) 
    C93 C92 C89 C96 C97
 French Defense (12) 
    C05 C11 C16 C10 C06
 Sicilian Najdorf (9) 
    B93 B90 B92 B97 B94
 Modern Benoni (7) 
    A57 A56 A60 A65 A64
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (51) 
    B43 B48 B40 B50 B32
 King's Indian (13) 
    E90 E97 E81 E63 E61
 Grunfeld (12) 
    D78 D87 D75 D91 D85
 Sicilian Kan (8) 
    B43 B42 B41
 Sicilian Taimanov (8) 
    B48 B47 B49
 English, 1 c4 c5 (8) 
    A34 A30
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   S Garcia Martinez vs K Mokry, 1984 1-0

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

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SILVINO GARCIA MARTINEZ
(born Jul-04-1944, 70 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 319  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. S Garcia Martinez vs Jansa  0-197 1961 MoscowB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
2. S Garcia Martinez vs Ujtumen  1-043 1961 Moscow itC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
3. Flohr vs S Garcia Martinez  1-035 1961 Moscow (Russia)A48 King's Indian
4. S Garcia Martinez vs Spassky 0-145 1961 Moscow (Russia)C93 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense
5. S Garcia Martinez vs Unzicker  0-123 1961 MoscowE12 Queen's Indian
6. Nezhmetdinov vs S Garcia Martinez  1-029 1961 11C70 Ruy Lopez
7. S Garcia Martinez vs A Zaitsev  ½-½33 1961 Moscow (Russia)B17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
8. C Bielicki vs S Garcia Martinez  1-031 1964 Capablanca memD75 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O c5, 8.dxc5
9. S Garcia Martinez vs E Cobo Arteaga  ½-½30 1964 Capablanca memC96 Ruy Lopez, Closed
10. J H Donner vs S Garcia Martinez  1-038 1964 Capablanca memD93 Grunfeld, with Bf4 & e3
11. S Garcia Martinez vs N Padevsky  0-131 1964 Capablanca memB57 Sicilian
12. Pachman vs S Garcia Martinez  1-032 1964 Capablanca memB49 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
13. S Garcia Martinez vs Wade  0-138 1964 Capablanca memC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
14. S Garcia Martinez vs Larry Evans  0-140 1964 Capablanca memC70 Ruy Lopez
15. Robatsch vs S Garcia Martinez  1-047 1964 Capablanca memB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
16. Taimanov vs S Garcia Martinez  1-043 1964 Capablanca memD94 Grunfeld
17. Letelier vs S Garcia Martinez  ½-½51 1964 Capablanca memE70 King's Indian
18. S Garcia Martinez vs Uhlmann  0-153 1964 Capablanca memC19 French, Winawer, Advance
19. S Garcia Martinez vs H Santa Cruz  ½-½53 1964 Capablanca memC66 Ruy Lopez
20. S Garcia Martinez vs Smyslov 0-126 1964 HavanaB16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
21. O'Kelly vs S Garcia Martinez  1-038 1964 Capablanca memB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
22. Stahlberg vs S Garcia Martinez  1-039 1964 Capablanca memE61 King's Indian
23. S Garcia Martinez vs E Jimenez Zerquera  ½-½30 1964 Capablanca memC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
24. S Garcia Martinez vs H Rossetto 0-151 1964 Capablanca memB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
25. R Ortega vs S Garcia Martinez  1-035 1964 Capablanca memB06 Robatsch
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-29-04
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

GARCIA MARTINEZ, Silvino
http://www.bidmonfa.com/garcia_silv...
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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?
Jul-04-08  brankat: Happy Birthday Silvino!
Nov-06-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.

Ouch!

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