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Bernardo Wexler
B Wexler 
Number of games in database: 317
Years covered: 1951 to 1987
Overall record: +90 -103 =124 (47.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Apr-01-1925, died Jun-30-1988, 63 years old) Romania (federation/nationality Argentina)

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Bernardo Wexler was born in Bucharest, Romania. Awarded the IM title in 1959.

In 1951, Wexler tied for 6-7th in Mar del Plata/Buenos Aires (zonal; Erich Eliskases and Julio Bolbochán won). In 1952, he took 2nd, behind Alfredo Rebizzo, in Rosario. In 1952, he tied for 11-13th in Mar del Plata (Bolbochán and Héctor Rossetto won). In 1953, Wexler took 17th in Mar del Plata (Svetozar Gligorić won). In 1954, he tied for 7-9th in Mar del Plata/Buenos Aires (zonal; Oscar Panno won). In 1955, he took 9th in Mar del Plata (Borislav Ivkov won). In 1955, he tied for 4-5th in Buenos Aires (ARG-ch; Miguel Najdorf won). In 1957, he tied for 13-16th in Mar del Plata (Paul Keres won).

In 1959, Wexler won, ahead of Alberto Foguelman, in the 37th Argentine Championship in Buenos Aires. In 1959, he won, followed by Rossetto, Carlos Guimard in Buenos Aires. In 1959, he took 7th in Mar del Plata (Najdorf and Luděk Pachman won). In 1960, he took 5th in Asunción (Gligorić and László Szabó won). In 1960, he took 3rd in Bariloche (Raúl Sanguineti won). In 1960, he took 6th in Mar del Plata (Boris Spassky and Robert James Fischer won). In 1960, he tied for 13-16th in Buenos Aires (Viktor Korchnoi and Samuel Reshevsky won), defeating Fischer.

In 1960, he tied for 3rd-5th in São Paulo (zonal; Bolbochán won). In 1961, he took 3rd, behind Eugenio German and Rodrigo Flores, in São Paulo (zonal; playoff). In 1961, he took 12th in Mar del Plata (Najdorf won). In 1962, he tied for 7-8th in Mar del Plata (Raimundo Garcia won). In 1964, he tied for 12-14th in Buenos Aires (Tigran Petrosian and Keres won). In 1965, he took 3rd in Chacabuco (Jorge Pelikán won).

Wexler played for Argentina in three Chess Olympiads: in 1956, at second reserve board in the 12th Chess Olympiad in Moscow (+1 –3 =0); in 1960, at third board in the 14th Chess Olympiad in Leipzig (+4 –5 =6); in 1964, at fourth board in the 16th Chess Olympiad in Tel Aviv (+6 –2 =5).

Wexler was awarded the International Master title in 1959.

He retired as a court official and died in Buenos Aires on 30 June 1988.

Wikipedia article: Bernardo Wexler

Last updated: 2022-03-11 03:40:24

 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 317  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. B Wexler vs Letelier ½-½651951Mar del Plata ZonalD02 Queen's Pawn Game
2. R Flores Alvarez vs B Wexler  0-1431951Mar del Plata ZonalD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
3. B Wexler vs E Reinhardt  0-1401951Mar del Plata ZonalE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
4. N Dantas vs B Wexler  0-1331951Mar del Plata ZonalB07 Pirc
5. B Wexler vs C H Maderna  ½-½201951Mar del Plata ZonalD28 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
6. M Luckis vs B Wexler  0-1381951Mar del Plata ZonalE72 King's Indian
7. B Wexler vs L Marini  1-0351951Mar del Plata ZonalD02 Queen's Pawn Game
8. J Mangini vs B Wexler  ½-½561951Mar del Plata ZonalB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
9. B Wexler vs F Pinzon  1-0321951Mar del Plata ZonalE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
10. Bolbochan vs B Wexler 1-0301951Mar del Plata ZonalE19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
11. B Wexler vs J Sumar  1-0361951Mar del Plata ZonalE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
12. A Esposito vs B Wexler  ½-½431951Mar del Plata ZonalE47 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3
13. B Wexler vs Eliskases 0-1511951Mar del Plata ZonalD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
14. C Guimard vs B Wexler  1-0301951Mar del Plata ZonalE17 Queen's Indian
15. B Wexler vs P Martin  ½-½241951Mar del Plata ZonalD02 Queen's Pawn Game
16. J Bolbochan vs B Wexler  ½-½251951Mar del Plata ZonalE19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
17. B Wexler vs A Liebstein  ½-½421951Mar del Plata ZonalA07 King's Indian Attack
18. R Schroeder vs B Wexler  0-1501951Mar del Plata ZonalA07 King's Indian Attack
19. B Wexler vs F Vasconcellos  1-0451951Mar del Plata ZonalE45 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation
20. L Bauza vs B Wexler  0-1351951Mar del Plata ZonalE77 King's Indian
21. B Wexler vs H Rossetto  0-1671951Mar del Plata ZonalD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
22. J de Souza Mendes vs B Wexler  ½-½311951Mar del Plata ZonalC78 Ruy Lopez
23. B Wexler vs Bolbochan  ½-½381952Mar del PlataE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
24. E Reinhardt vs B Wexler  1-0551952Mar del PlataE23 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann
25. B Wexler vs L de Campelo Gentil  1-0221952Mar del PlataE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-26-05  Knight13: This player drew a match with Fischer in 1960 and lost a game too Fischer in 1959. See He also defeated some good players, but not winning the matches. He was a good player.
Feb-15-08  whiteshark: In search for ... and a view in <Sarah's Chess Journal>
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  Fusilli: Wexler died years ago. According to Wikipedia, in 1992.
Apr-01-10  wordfunph: B. Wexler - D. Bronstein Mar de Plata 1960: Before the game, David Bronstein had a friendly talk with Ambassador to Argentina N. Alekseev and promised him with a queen sacrifice. And so Bronstein did and won!

happy birthday IM Bernardo Wexler!

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  GrahamClayton: Biography at
Jul-17-10  jerseybob: GrahamClayton: You've misspelled "Bernardo": your link leads nowhere. Try it again.
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  chancho: Here's the link, but the pickings are rather slim:

Jul-17-10  jerseybob: Chancho: Thanks. Here's what I piece together from the slim pickings: Wexler got out of Europe while the getting was good sometime in the 30's or 40's and ended up in Argentina, where a slew of European masters and GMs had already moved, many after the 1939 Olympiad. It was a good place to improve your chess, as Bolbochan once remarked. Politically, something else entirely.
May-18-18  Jean Defuse: ...

<Fusilli: Wexler died years ago. According to Wikipedia, in 1992.>

Luciano W. Cámara appeared on pages 866-7 of the 'Revista Ajedrez' magazine of the first half of October 1988 <the date of his death is June 30. 1988.>

Source: Christian Sánchez - PA67. Wexler:

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