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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
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (53) 
    B42 B33 B52 B93 B85
 Ruy Lopez (23) 
    C92 C96 C93 C89 C95
 French Defense (12) 
    C05 C11 C03 C06 C15
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (12) 
    C92 C89 C93 C96 C87
 Sicilian Najdorf (9) 
    B93 B90 B97 B94 B92
 King's Indian (7) 
    E62 E63 E73 E94 E67
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (51) 
    B48 B43 B40 B50 B32
 King's Indian (13) 
    E63 E97 E90 E81 E62
 Grunfeld (12) 
    D78 D87 D86 D72 D85
 English, 1 c4 c5 (8) 
    A34 A30
 Sicilian Taimanov (8) 
    B48 B47 B49
 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 K Darga  ½-½33 1964 Capablanca memC10 French
2. S Garcia Martinez vs Larry Evans  0-140 1964 Capablanca memC70 Ruy Lopez
3. S Garcia Martinez vs Wade  0-138 1964 Capablanca memC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
4. Stahlberg vs S Garcia Martinez  1-039 1964 Capablanca memE61 King's Indian
5. S Garcia Martinez vs H Santa Cruz  ½-½53 1964 Capablanca memC66 Ruy Lopez
6. Taimanov vs S Garcia Martinez  1-043 1964 Capablanca memD94 Grunfeld
7. S Garcia Martinez vs Uhlmann  0-153 1964 Capablanca memC19 French, Winawer, Advance
8. Robatsch vs S Garcia Martinez  1-047 1964 Capablanca memB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
9. S Garcia Martinez vs Smyslov 0-126 1964 HavanaB16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
10. Portisch vs S Garcia Martinez  1-036 1964 Capablanca memE90 King's Indian
11. S Garcia Martinez vs H Rossetto 0-151 1964 Capablanca memB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
12. S Garcia Martinez vs E Jimenez Zerquera  ½-½30 1964 Capablanca memC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
13. O'Kelly vs S Garcia Martinez  1-038 1964 Capablanca memB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
14. C Bielicki vs S Garcia Martinez  1-031 1964 Capablanca memD75 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O c5, 8.dxc5
15. S Garcia Martinez vs Udovcic  1-066 1964 Capablanca memB42 Sicilian, Kan
16. R Ortega vs S Garcia Martinez  1-035 1964 Capablanca memB06 Robatsch
17. Pachman vs S Garcia Martinez  1-032 1964 Capablanca memB49 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
18. S Garcia Martinez vs N Padevsky  0-131 1964 Capablanca memB57 Sicilian
19. S Garcia Martinez vs E Cobo Arteaga  ½-½30 1964 Capablanca memC96 Ruy Lopez, Closed
20. Letelier vs S Garcia Martinez  ½-½51 1964 Capablanca memE77 King's Indian
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 Krogius  0-137 1965 SochiA07 King's Indian Attack
24. Flohr vs S Garcia Martinez  1-035 1965 Chigorin MemorialA48 King's Indian
25. S Garcia Martinez vs Jansa  0-197 1965 Chigorin MemorialB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
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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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  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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