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Dionisio M Martinez
  
Number of games in database: 73
Years covered: 1874 to 1892
Overall record: +18 -39 =16 (35.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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DIONISIO M MARTINEZ
(born Jun-26-1837, died Mar-11-1928, 90 years old) Cuba (federation/nationality United States of America)

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Dion Martinez emigrated from Cuba ca. 1873-1875 and settled in Philadelphia, where he in 1885 became the first president of the Franklin Chess Club. His son Charles S Martinez (1868-1941) also played chess.*

Wikipedia article: Dion Martinez *http://www.chess.com/blog/batgirl/m...


 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 73  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J Mason vs D M Martinez  0-1511874Philadelphia, First MatchB06 Robatsch
2. J Mason vs D M Martinez 1-0251874Philadelphia, First MatchC25 Vienna
3. D M Martinez vs J Mason 1-0461874Philadelphia, First MatchC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
4. D M Martinez vs J Mason 1-0381874Philadelphia, First MatchC42 Petrov Defense
5. D M Martinez vs J Mason  0-1361874Philadelphia, First MatchC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
6. D M Martinez vs J Mason 1-0381875Philadelphia, Second MatchC42 Petrov Defense
7. J Mason vs D M Martinez  ½-½561875Philadelphia, Second MatchC25 Vienna
8. J Mason vs D M Martinez 0-1401875Philadelphia, Second MatchC48 Four Knights
9. H Davidson vs D M Martinez  ½-½6118764th American Chess CongressC01 French, Exchange
10. D M Martinez vs H Davidson ½-½7218764th American Chess CongressA83 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
11. D M Martinez vs J Mason 0-14218764th American Chess CongressA83 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
12. J Mason vs D M Martinez 1-02718764th American Chess CongressC01 French, Exchange
13. D M Martinez vs Mackenzie 1-0231880PhiladelphiaC49 Four Knights
14. Steinitz vs D M Martinez 1-0561882Philadelphia m1C00 French Defense
15. D M Martinez vs Steinitz  0-1341882Philadelphia m1C70 Ruy Lopez
16. Steinitz vs D M Martinez 1-0441882Philadelphia m1C30 King's Gambit Declined
17. D M Martinez vs Steinitz 0-1531882Philadelphia m1C70 Ruy Lopez
18. Steinitz vs D M Martinez 1-0591882Philadelphia m1C30 King's Gambit Declined
19. D M Martinez vs Steinitz 0-1211882PhiladelphiaC51 Evans Gambit
20. Steinitz vs D M Martinez  1-0381882MatchC28 Vienna Game
21. Steinitz vs D M Martinez 0-1581882Philadelphia m2C28 Vienna Game
22. Steinitz vs D M Martinez ½-½741882Philadelphia m2C28 Vienna Game
23. D M Martinez vs Steinitz ½-½811882Philadelphia m2C70 Ruy Lopez
24. Steinitz vs D M Martinez 1-0691882Philadelphia m2C28 Vienna Game
25. D M Martinez vs Mackenzie  ½-½421883New York-Philadelphia mC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-05-11  Shams: Is nothing known about this fellow? I'd imagine he's the best pre-Capa Cuban.
Mar-14-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: Some of the games here may be by his son Charles S Martinez.

Here is the family in Philadelphia 1880:

Dionisio Martinez 42
Carlota Martinez 36
Dionisio M. Martinez 13
Charles S. Martinez 12
Isabel M. Martinez 11
Benjiman Y. Martinez 8
Fermina F. Martinez 7
Maria T. Martinez 5
Ignacio J. Martinez 2

Not sure if Dionisio Jr. also played chess.

Mar-15-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: In a letter letter from Steinitz (copied from the "Steinitz letters" p. 42) 1883:

<Respecting the Chess Monthly it is very shabby that they do not distinctly mention that Mr. Martinez has in reality beaten both Messrs Mackenzie and Mason.>

His match and tournament data is perhaps best seen here: http://www.edochess.ca/players/p102...

Mar-11-16  zanzibar: According to Shipley, he first appeared in 1874, having come from Cuba where he had recently defeated Golmayo for the island's championship.

Shipley mentions the Centennial Tournament (1876), saying only that Martinez dropped out after losing two to Mason, and drawing two against Davidson.

I've seen other reports that he dropped out due to an illness in his family.

For the source of this info, and his claim of being responsible for bringing Steinitz to the US, see here:

Wilhelm Steinitz (kibitz #1143)

(Another strong Mexican/Cuban player near that period was A.C. Vazquez, who supposedly published Capablanca's first game from Capa's childhood).

May-14-16  zanzibar: This guy?

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/f...

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