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Gildardo Garcia
G Garcia 
Number of games in database: 249
Years covered: 1969 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2388
Highest rating achieved in database: 2540

Overall record: +86 -101 =60 (47.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 2 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (76) 
    B42 B32 B63 B93 B96
 Ruy Lopez (17) 
    C93 C78 C67 C92 C89
 Sicilian Najdorf (13) 
    B96 B93 B97 B90 B99
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (11) 
    B63 B62 B61 B66 B67
 Sicilian Kan (10) 
    B42 B43
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (8) 
    C93 C92 C96 C89 C95
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (23) 
    C80 C78 C82 C64 C69
 Sicilian (19) 
    B87 B32 B30 B31 B23
 Ruy Lopez, Open (10) 
    C80 C82 C83
 Queen's Gambit Declined (8) 
    D35 D37 D30 D31
 Queen's Pawn Game (8) 
    D02 A45 A46
 English (6) 
    A17 A18 A13 A15
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   J M Bellon Lopez vs G Garcia, 1976 0-1
   Geller vs G Garcia, 1978 0-1
   L B Hoyos Millan vs G Garcia, 1986 0-1
   G Garcia vs Zuckerman, 1986 1-0
   R O Perez Garcia vs G Garcia, 1996 0-1
   G Garcia vs D B Gurevich, 1986 1-0
   Kotronias vs G Garcia, 2000 0-1
   Sutovsky vs G Garcia, 1997 0-1
   P Ricardi vs G Garcia, 2001 0-1
   C Cuartas Bedoya vs G Garcia, 2001 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Thessaloniki Olympiad (1984)
   Yopal (1997)
   Carlos Torre Memorial Open (2002)
   Haifa Olympiad (Men) (1976)
   American Continental Championship (2005)
   Torneo Continental Americano (2003)
   37th Chess Olympiad (2006)

   🏆 12th American Continental
   G Garcia vs R Vasquez Schroeder (Jun-18-17) 0-1
   K Mekhitarian vs G Garcia (Jun-15-17) 1-0
   G Garcia vs A Ramirez Alvarez (Jun-13-17) 0-1
   J Xiong vs G Garcia (Oct-09-15) 1-0
   Lenderman vs G Garcia (Jul-07-12) 1-0

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(born Mar-09-1954, 66 years old) Colombia

[what is this?]
Colombian grandmaster (1991). In 1974, he won the Panamerican Junior Championship [brasilbase-1]. He won the championship of Colombia ten times: 1977, 1978, 1985-1987, 1990, 1991, 1995 (jointly with Alonso Zapata), 2003 and 2006.

Wikipedia article: Colombian Chess Championship

 page 1 of 10; games 1-25 of 249  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. G Garcia vs A Malachi  1-0511969WchT U26 fin-B 16thC35 King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham
2. G Garcia vs C Scheinwald 0-1441973Wch U20 fin-CB32 Sicilian
3. L Day vs G Garcia  1-0671974Harbourfront OpenB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
4. C C Thompson vs G Garcia  0-1391974Pan American 1stA25 English
5. J M Bellon Lopez vs G Garcia 0-1381976CienfuegosB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
6. G Garcia vs Velimirovic  0-1311976Novi SadA31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
7. T Nacino vs G Garcia  0-1221976Haifa Olympiad (Men)B70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
8. G Garcia vs I Kanko  1-0251976Haifa Olympiad (Men)B46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
9. A Bogda vs G Garcia  1-0241976Haifa Olympiad (Men)B97 Sicilian, Najdorf
10. G Garcia vs D J Findlay  ½-½631976Haifa Olympiad (Men)C45 Scotch Game
11. G Garcia vs B Tiller  0-1431976Haifa Olympiad (Men)C19 French, Winawer, Advance
12. A Dueckstein vs G Garcia  0-1361976Haifa Olympiad (Men)B96 Sicilian, Najdorf
13. Tarjan vs G Garcia  0-1421976Haifa Olympiad (Men)A31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
14. Louie Rivera vs G Garcia  0-1721976Haifa Olympiad (Men)A49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
15. Geller vs G Garcia 0-1221978BogotaC82 Ruy Lopez, Open
16. Larry Evans vs G Garcia  ½-½351978Lone PineA17 English
17. M Stean vs G Garcia  ½-½461978Lone PineA28 English
18. G Garcia vs Sahovic  0-1271978Lone PineC15 French, Winawer
19. G Garcia vs Lombardy  0-1451978Lone PineB56 Sicilian
20. E B Meyer vs G Garcia 1-0361978Lone PineA04 Reti Opening
21. G Garcia vs R Gruchacz 0-1341978Lone PineB33 Sicilian
22. G Garcia vs J P Erlingsson  1-0371978Lone PineB11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
23. J Loftsson vs G Garcia 1-0481978Lone PineE17 Queen's Indian
24. G Garcia vs J Whitehead  ½-½221978Lone PineB32 Sicilian
25. G Garcia vs Miles  ½-½351978OlympiadB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
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  Infohunter: Well, <perfidious>, I see that, like me, you too stand in awe of the wisdom to which we have been treated on this page.
Oct-28-12  Shams: <Infohunter> Oxygen is free and clean water cheap in much of the world. Surely you don't think those prices reflect the true value of oxygen and water? I recall what Oscar Wilde said about cynics.
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  Infohunter: <Shams> Again, "price" is what a seller is asking for something he is selling; "value" is what someone thinks it's worth. The air we breathe is not an economic good at all; it is available to us free of charge. It therefore commands no *price* at all, but its *value* to us is quite something else again; everyone knows we could not live without it. Clean water is cheaply available (i.e., at a low *price*) in the civilized world because of massive capital investments over the years that have helped insure that it is safe for us to drink, and as easy to get as turning on a tap. The fact that it is obtainable to us at a low *price* does not mean that it does not have a high *value* to us.

OK, so why do people pay either little or nothing for things without which they could not live, but $70.00 per hour for chess lessons, without which absolutely anyone's life can go on uninterrupted? This phenomenon is technically known as the "antinomy of value" (a term used by Ludwig von Mises in his *magnum opus* entitled *Human Action: A Treatise on Economics*). The only economic theory of value that I have ever known to resolve this seeming paradox is called the Marginal Utility Theory. It would be quite impractical to attempt to present that adequately in this forum, but if you would like to know what I am referring to I suggest you submit that term to an Internet search.

Oct-28-12  Shams: <Infohunter> <The fact that it is obtainable to us at a low *price* does not mean that it does not have a high *value* to us.>

It seemed like you were arguing the opposite, but I may not have read too closely. I agree.

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  Infohunter: <Shams> As a matter of fact I was arguing

(A) *against* the assertion that "knowledge has no monetary value." How anyone can hold such a view is beyond me.

(B) *against* the idea that each and every type of conceivable endeavor must have some arbitrary, pre-set "value" (Pre-set by whom? According to what standard?) that somehow must be "justified". (Justified to whom? Why?)

(C) *for* clearer understanding by eliminating the confusion of the terms "cost", "price" and "value" with one another.

On a happier note, I took a look at your profile page and was happy to learn that the 73-language chess page has found a new home since geocities closed.

Oct-28-12  Conrad93: Infohunter must be be confusing the two senses of the term "worth." The fact that someone pays one hundred dollars for a chess teacher does not mean that the teacher is "worth" the price. The fact that he is "worth"that price because someone payed is not arguable.
Oct-28-12  Conrad93: Worth: what something is valued by someone else.

Worth: it's actual merit or status.

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  Infohunter: <Conrad93: Infohunter must be be confusing the two senses of the term "worth." The fact that someone pays one hundred dollars for a chess teacher does not mean that the teacher is "worth" the price. The fact that he is "worth"that price because someone payed is not arguable.>

The confusion lies with you, <Conrad93>. You are confusing *objective* use value (what something might be worth according to some abstract, preconceived standard) with *subjective* use value (what something is worth to a given individual in particular). It is the latter, not the former, whence market prices are derived. People do not make their purchasing choices on the basis of some abstract, preconceived standard; they make them on the basis of their own respective personal preferences and evaluations.

As I said before, the essentially synonymous terms "value" and "worth" do NOT exist in a vacuum. "Value" presupposes an evaluator; "worth" presupposes someone judging the thing in question.

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  OhioChessFan: Please don't feed the troll. Thanks.
Oct-29-12  Conrad93: Infohunter, I am not discussing economics.
Oct-29-12  Jim Bartle: I agree with Conrad93. Concepts such as "value" and "worth" and the price of goods and services have nothing to do with economics.

(OCF: Sorry, just this once.)

Oct-29-12  Conrad93: At least you're not one-sided, Jim. Reason is not one way street.
Oct-29-12  Conrad93: Why are we discussing philosophy on Garcia's page?

To get off topic: he looks sort of like an older Petrosian. Compare the two profiles.

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  nok: <I might buy a piece of ground for dirt cheap intending to grow food just to support myself and bang! I strike oil. Am I in that case not entitled to the oil profits just because I didn't work hard to get them?>

In that case, yes, but that case is against the odds. You have to look at the statistical picture. If oil was routinely found in dirt it would be quite cheaper.

Oct-29-12  Conrad93: Nok, according to him, oil's price is based simply on what someone pays for it.

It's value is not based on its worth and benefit to society.

Oct-29-12  SimonWebbsTiger: I thought use value and exchange value - the two sides of the commodity in the capitalist mode of production - had been dealt with back in Karl Marx's day ("Das Kapital"). Old "Charlie" went on to discuss the commodity labour power as the source of value, socially necessary labour, the average rate of profit, the origin of economic crises, etc, etc.

Only modern day heathens in economic departments work with a theory of prices instead of a labour theory of value.

Anyway, this is a player profile....

Oct-29-12  Conrad93: Simon, we weren't discussing economics.
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  perfidious: <Simon> et al: bring it over to my forum; I'll even take <Conrad93> off ignore so that we can enjoy the fruits of his immense wisdom.
Oct-29-12  Conrad93: This wouldn't qualify as wisdom. It would be considered knowledge.
Oct-29-12  brankat: Common sense in an uncommon degree is what people call wisdom.


< ignore so that we can enjoy the fruits of his immense wisdom.>

Also, laughter is beneficial to one's health :-)

Oct-29-12  Conrad93: What we were discussing involved knowledge, not wisdom. Knowledge tells me the facts, wisdom tells me to stop arguing online.
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  Infohunter: <OhioChessFan: Please don't feed the troll. Thanks.>

Looks as though that ended up being everyone else's cue to come out of the woodwork.

Oct-30-12  Conrad93: Infohunter, do you know what defines a troll, or has it just became another insult? I'm not trolling.
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  Infohunter: *I* never said you were a troll, <Conrad>, as you will see if you scroll back through my comments. My latest comment, please note, was an observation on the irony of what took place after <OCF> made his request. You are being needlessly defensive here.
Nov-01-12  brankat: <conrad93> <I'm not trolling.>

You are not "learning" either. Neither are You "educating" others. Nor are You exchanging thoughts/ideas. You have not had one single constructive discussion with anyone ever since you joined the site.

So. what exactly are you doing here?

You ARE trolling.

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