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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.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
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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SILVINO GARCIA MARTINEZ
(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 YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S Garcia Martinez vs Smyslov 0-1261964HavanaB16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
2. S Garcia Martinez vs H Rossetto 0-1511964Capablanca MemorialB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
3. O'Kelly vs S Garcia Martinez  1-0381964Capablanca MemorialB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
4. R Ortega vs S Garcia Martinez  1-0351964Capablanca MemorialB06 Robatsch
5. S Garcia Martinez vs H Santa Cruz  ½-½531964Capablanca MemorialC66 Ruy Lopez
6. S Garcia Martinez vs E Jimenez Zerquera  ½-½301964Capablanca MemorialC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
7. J H Donner vs S Garcia Martinez  1-0381964Capablanca MemorialD93 Grunfeld, with Bf4 & e3
8. C Bielicki vs S Garcia Martinez  1-0311964Capablanca MemorialD75 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O c5, 8.dxc5
9. S Garcia Martinez vs Udovcic  1-0661964Capablanca MemorialB42 Sicilian, Kan
10. Pachman vs S Garcia Martinez  1-0321964Capablanca MemorialB49 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
11. S Garcia Martinez vs N Padevsky  0-1311964Capablanca MemorialB57 Sicilian
12. S Garcia Martinez vs E Cobo Arteaga  ½-½301964Capablanca MemorialC96 Ruy Lopez, Closed
13. Letelier vs S Garcia Martinez  ½-½511964Capablanca MemorialE77 King's Indian
14. S Garcia Martinez vs K Darga  ½-½331964Capablanca MemorialC10 French
15. S Garcia Martinez vs Larry Evans  0-1401964Capablanca MemorialC70 Ruy Lopez
16. S Garcia Martinez vs Wade  0-1381964Capablanca MemorialC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
17. Stahlberg vs S Garcia Martinez  1-0391964Capablanca MemorialE61 King's Indian
18. S Garcia Martinez vs Uhlmann  0-1531964Capablanca MemorialC19 French, Winawer, Advance
19. Taimanov vs S Garcia Martinez  1-0431964Capablanca MemorialD94 Grunfeld
20. Portisch vs S Garcia Martinez  1-0361964Capablanca MemorialE90 King's Indian
21. Robatsch vs S Garcia Martinez  1-0471964Capablanca MemorialB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
22. S Garcia Martinez vs Ujtumen  1-0431965Chigorin MemorialC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
23. Nezhmetdinov vs S Garcia Martinez  1-0291965Chigorin MemorialC70 Ruy Lopez
24. Antoshin vs S Garcia Martinez  1-0281965Chigorin memA56 Benoni Defense
25. S Garcia Martinez vs Spassky 0-1451965Chigorin MemorialC93 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense
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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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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!

Nov-27-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  kingscrusher: Does anyone know if the ruy Lopez d3 system is named after this Martinez ?!
Nov-29-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  technical draw: GM Garcia Martinez's opponents are a regular who's who of great chessplayers.
Nov-29-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  technical draw: By the way the movie "Born on the Fourth of July" is not about this Cuban GM.
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