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Gildardo Garcia
G Garcia 
Number of games in database: 379
Years covered: 1969 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2388
Highest rating achieved in database: 2540

Overall record: +136 -133 =108 (50.4%)*
   * 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 (109) 
    B32 B42 B63 B96 B93
 Ruy Lopez (30) 
    C78 C93 C92 C67 C63
 Sicilian Najdorf (20) 
    B93 B96 B99 B90 B97
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (13) 
    C93 C92 C85 C96 C95
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (13) 
    B63 B62 B66 B61 B67
 Sicilian Kan (13) 
    B42 B43
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (36) 
    C80 C78 C64 C82 C67
 Sicilian (20) 
    B23 B87 B31 B30 B32
 Queen's Gambit Declined (16) 
    D37 D35 D31 D30 D36
 Orthodox Defense (13) 
    D58 D63 D51 D53 D50
 Ruy Lopez, Open (12) 
    C80 C82 C83
 Queen's Pawn Game (11) 
    D02 A45 A46 E10
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   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 B Zuckerman, 1986 1-0
   R O Perez Garcia vs G Garcia, 1996 0-1
   G Garcia vs D Gurevich, 1986 1-0
   Sutovsky vs G Garcia, 1997 0-1
   Kotronias vs G Garcia, 2000 0-1
   R Anderson vs G Garcia, 2001 0-1
   G Garcia vs Krasenkow, 1997 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Thessaloniki Olympiad (1984)
   Mislata Open (1993)
   Yopal (1997)
   Reykjavik Open (1994)
   Dubai Olympiad (1986)
   Carlos Torre Memorial Open (2002)
   18th Lloyds Bank Masters Open (1994)
   Valletta Olympiad (1980)
   Haifa Olympiad (1976)
   Thessaloniki Olympiad (1988)
   Novi Sad Olympiad (1990)
   Manila Olympiad (1992)
   American Continental Championship (2005)
   American Continental (2003)
   Turin Olympiad (2006)

   🏆 12th American Continental
   G Garcia vs 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
   Xiong vs G Garcia (Oct-09-15) 1-0
   Xiong vs G Garcia (Oct-09-15) 1-0

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(born Mar-09-1954, died Jan-15-2021, 66 years old) Colombia

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García became Colombia's second Grandmaster in 1992.

He won the Colombian national championship 10 times, in 1977, 1978, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1990, 1991, 1995, 2003, and 2006. In 1974, he won the inaugural Pan American Junior Chess Championship. In 2006, he played in the chess olympiads for Colombia.

He died in Medellín on 15 January 2021, during the COVID-19 pandemic in Colombia.

references: Wikipedia article: Colombian Chess Championship

Wikipedia article: Gildardo García

Last updated: 2022-03-09 00:03:36

 page 1 of 17; games 1-25 of 413  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 I Farago 0-1161969WchT U26 fin-B 16thC05 French, Tarrasch
3. G Garcia vs C Scheinwald 0-1441973Wch U20 fin-CB32 Sicilian
4. C C Thompson vs G Garcia  0-1391974Pan American 1stA25 English
5. L Day vs G Garcia  1-0671974Harbourfront OpenB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
6. G Garcia vs A Miranda  1-0281974Pan-American Youth ChampionshipB99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line
7. J Sunye Neto vs G Garcia  0-1421974Pan-American Youth ChampionshipA05 Reti Opening
8. S Giardelli vs G Garcia  0-1381974Pan-American Youth ChampionshipA23 English, Bremen System, Keres Variation
9. J Bellon Lopez vs G Garcia 0-1381976CienfuegosB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
10. G Garcia vs Velimirovic  0-1311976Novi SadA31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
11. T Nacino vs G Garcia  0-1221976Haifa OlympiadB70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
12. G Garcia vs I Kanko  1-0251976Haifa OlympiadB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
13. A Bogda vs G Garcia 1-0241976Haifa OlympiadB97 Sicilian, Najdorf
14. G Garcia vs D J Findlay  ½-½631976Haifa OlympiadC45 Scotch Game
15. G Garcia vs B Tiller  0-1431976Haifa OlympiadC19 French, Winawer, Advance
16. A Dueckstein vs G Garcia  0-1361976Haifa OlympiadB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
17. Tarjan vs G Garcia  0-1421976Haifa OlympiadA31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
18. Louie Rivera vs G Garcia  0-1721976Haifa OlympiadA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
19. G Garcia vs J Szmetan  1-0421978BogotaC42 Petrov Defense
20. Geller vs G Garcia 0-1221978BogotaC82 Ruy Lopez, Open
21. Evans vs G Garcia  ½-½351978Lone PineA17 English
22. M Stean vs G Garcia  ½-½461978Lone PineA28 English
23. G Garcia vs Sahovic  0-1271978Lone PineC15 French, Winawer
24. G Garcia vs Lombardy  0-1451978Lone PineB56 Sicilian
25. E Meyer vs G Garcia 1-0361978Lone PineA04 Reti Opening
 page 1 of 17; games 1-25 of 413  PGN Download
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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.

Oct-29-12  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.
Oct-30-12  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.
Oct-30-12  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.

Jan-15-21  Granny O Doul: A victim of COVID-19:

Played him a couple of times; nice guy. So it goes.

Jan-15-21  vanwely: RIP Gildardo. A real fighter. While A. Zapata will be the greatest Colombian chessplayer, Gildardo was very close. They had a long and sometimes bitter rivalry, but reconciled later in life.
Jan-16-21  Eastfrisian: Sad, R.I.P. GM Garcia.
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  MissScarlett: Sure that he died on the 15th?
Mar-09-21  morphynoman2: Gildardo Garcia's Masterwork is the game against Walter Browne in Jacksonville, 1990. Isn't that game here?
Mar-09-21  morphynoman2: I Submit this wonderful game to Enjoy it!

[Event "USA op"]
[Site "Jacksonville"]
[Date "1990.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Garcia, Gildardo"]
[Black "Browne, Walter S"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B99"]
[PlyCount "55"]

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 e6 7.f4 Be7 8.Qf3 Qc7 9.O-O-O Nbd7 10.Be2 b5 11.Bxf6 Nxf6 12.e5 Bb7 13.exf6 Bxf3 14.Bxf3 Bxf6 15.Bxa8 d5 16.Bc6+ Ke7 17.Rhe1 Qxf4+ 18.Kb1 Kd6 19.Bxd5 exd5 20.Nxd5 Qg5 21.Nxf6 Qxf6 22.Nxb5+ Kc5 23.Rd6 Qf5 24.g4 Qf4 25.Red1 Qe4 26.Nc3 Qf4 27.R1d5+ Kc4 28.Rc6+ 1-0

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  MissScarlett: Garcia and Browne did play at the US Open in Jacksonville but that isn't the game. Yours is the game they played in the National Open in Las Vegas in June.
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  MissScarlett: G Garcia vs Browne, 1990
Mar-09-21  morphynoman2: Thank you, MissScarlett. I don't know if the mistake is in the video or in the Database. Mr. Leontxo García says that game was played in Jacksonville.
Mar-09-21  Agferna: Just learned about Gildardo’s departure. Deeply saddened. Great person. Huge loss for Colombia, Latin America and Chess World. Will be missed. RIP.
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