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Ramon Rey Ardid
Number of games in database: 38
Years covered: 1921 to 1944
Overall record: +10 -16 =12 (42.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Dec-20-1903, died Jan-21-1988, 84 years old) Spain

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Dr. Ramón Rey Ardid was born in Zaragoza. He was a psychiatrist and reputable professor at the Zaragoza University. He was Spanish champion from 1929 to 1942.

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Lasker vs R Rey Ardid 1-0451921Simul ExhibitionA03 Bird's Opening
2. Lasker vs R Rey Ardid 1-0261921Simul ExhibitionD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
3. R Rey Ardid vs Alekhine 0-1171922Exhibition gameD93 Grunfeld, with Bf4 & e3
4. R Rey Ardid vs E Voellmy  ½-½331924Paris ol (Men) prel-8D63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
5. D Daniuszewski vs R Rey Ardid  1-0281924Paris f-BE71 King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3)
6. K Behting vs R Rey Ardid  ½-½651924Paris final-BC11 French
7. R Rey Ardid vs Tartakower  0-1361929BarcelonaB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
8. Yates vs R Rey Ardid 0-1291929BarcelonaC78 Ruy Lopez
9. Capablanca vs R Rey Ardid 1-0211929BarcelonaA31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
10. R Rey Ardid vs Colle  0-1361929BarcelonaE16 Queen's Indian
11. R Rey Ardid vs M Golmayo De La Torriente ½-½321929BarcelonaB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
12. R Rey Ardid vs Menchik 0-1341929BarcelonaD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. R Rey Ardid vs E Dyckhoff  1-0331932Germany-Spain MatchD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
14. R Rey Ardid vs H Geiger  1-0421932IFSB Bundesmeisterschaft 3233D18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
15. N Johansson-Tegelman vs R Rey Ardid 1-0471933ESP-SWE CorrespondenceC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
16. J Sunyer vs R Rey Ardid  0-1381934SitgesA00 Uncommon Opening
17. Lilienthal vs R Rey Ardid 1-0281934ZaragozaD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
18. Tartakower vs R Rey Ardid 0-1191934SitgesD40 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
19. R Rey Ardid vs Koltanowski  ½-½421934SitgesC73 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
20. Tartakower vs R Rey Ardid  1-0511934Exhibition GameD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
21. S Landau vs R Rey Ardid  ½-½561936OstendA32 English, Symmetrical Variation
22. B P Reilly vs R Rey Ardid  0-1301936OstendA46 Queen's Pawn Game
23. R Rey Ardid vs V Soultanbeieff  ½-½521936OstendD00 Queen's Pawn Game
24. R Domenech vs R Rey Ardid  0-1561936OstendB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
25. J Sanz vs R Rey Ardid  ½-½221943ESP-ch mE01 Catalan, Closed
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Dec-20-03  CapablancaRules: Chessgames, I am looking for a game of Rey Ardid often called the "Immortal something", I don´t remember... Can you or anybody else tell me if one of these games is the mentionated?
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  meloncio: Dr. Ramón Rey Ardid (1903-1987, Zaragoza, Spain), psychiatrist and reputable professor at the Zaragoza University. Spanish Chess Champion from 1930 to 1942, but never was a professional player.
Jan-21-06  BIDMONFA: Ramon Rey-Ardid

Apr-26-08  Autoreparaturwerkbau: <CR> looks for N Johansson vs R Rey-Ardid, 1933
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  GrahamClayton: The Rey-Ardid variation of the QGD is 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. ♘c3 c5 4. cd5 ed5 5. ♘f3 ♘c6 6. g3 c4 7. e4

Source: David Hooper and Kenneth Whyld "Oxford Companion to Chess", OUP, 1992

Jul-31-09  myschkin: . . .

Ramon Rey-Ardid (blindfold) – NN

Venue?, 1939
King’s Fianchetto Defence

1 e4 g6 2 d4 Bg7 3 f4 e6 4 Nf3 Ne7 5 Be2 O-O 6 Be3 c5 7 c3 cxd4 8 cxd4 Nec6 9 Nc3 Qb6 10 Qd2 Qb4 11 g4 f5 12 gxf5 exf5 13 a3 Qb3 14 e5 Na6 15 d5 Ne7 16 Nd4 Qb6 17 Nc6 Qc7 18 Nb5 1-0

(Los principios del ajedrez, p. 181-182)

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  brankat: A man of many talents.

He drew against Alekhine 3 times. Had a win against Tartakower and Yates. Not shabby.

R.I.P. Dr.Ardid.

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  wordfunph: <Dr Ramon Rey Ardid (1904-88), a medical doctor from Zaragoza, was one of Spain's strongest players for three decades. He represented his country at the 1924 Paris Olympiad, won the Spanish Championship four times and in 1944 he played a short match with world champion Alekhine, losing only one game. Dr Rey only seems to have played CC for a brief period in the early 1930s.>

taken from the book 64 Great Chess Games by Tim Harding.

Dec-20-12  Kikoman: Rest In Peace Dr. Ramoy Rey Ardid.
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  moronovich: Played him in Las Palmas 75.A very nice and gentle man.

It was only later I realised that he played a match vs the great Alekhine.

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  Penguincw: R.I.P. Ramon Rey Ardid.
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  TheFocus: Happy Birthday!!

Thank you for babysitting Alekhine.

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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Ramon.


Dec-20-16  hemy: Alexander Alekhine y Ramón Rey Ardid - Zaragoza 1935
Sep-02-19  blackburne: Complete biography of Rey Ardid. Includes 263 games, 93 chess problems and several photographs. In spanish.


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