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Jose Sanz Aguado
Number of games in database: 55
Years covered: 1931 to 1967
Overall record: +17 -25 =13 (42.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Nov-20-1907, died Dec-14-1969, 62 years old) Spain

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Jose Sanz Aguado was born in Barcelona. Spanish champion in 1943, he will always be remembered for his immortal combination in M Ortueta Esteban vs J Sanz, 1933. He passed away in Madrid in 1969.

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Last updated: 2021-04-04 07:11:35

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 55  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. E Hellmann vs J Sanz  1-0311931Prague OlympiadA02 Bird's Opening
2. J Sanz vs P Frydman  1-0411931Prague OlympiadA50 Queen's Pawn Game
3. J Sanz vs K Skalicka  0-1441931Prague OlympiadD05 Queen's Pawn Game
4. L Matibet vs J Sanz 1-0481931Prague OlympiadA81 Dutch
5. J Sanz vs I Koenig  0-1451931Prague OlympiadC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
6. C Hovind vs J Sanz  0-1301931Prague OlympiadD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. M Ortueta Esteban vs J Sanz 0-1351933MadridC00 French Defense
8. Alekhine vs J Sanz ½-½451935Clock simul, 12bC14 French, Classical
9. J Sanz vs R Rey Ardid  0-1371943ESP-ch mA15 English
10. J Sanz vs R Rey Ardid  0-1241943ESP-ch mD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
11. J Sanz vs R Rey Ardid  1-0461943ESP-ch mA15 English
12. R Rey Ardid vs J Sanz 1-0231943ESP-ch mC01 French, Exchange
13. R Rey Ardid vs J Sanz  0-1541943ESP-ch mC01 French, Exchange
14. R Rey Ardid vs J Sanz  0-1311943ESP-ch mB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
15. J Sanz vs R Rey Ardid  ½-½811943ESP-ch mA15 English
16. R Rey Ardid vs J Sanz  ½-½421943ESP-ch mA97 Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky
17. J Sanz vs R Rey Ardid  ½-½221943ESP-ch mE01 Catalan, Closed
18. R Rey Ardid vs J Sanz  0-1721943ESP-ch mC11 French
19. J Sanz vs Willy Kocher  1-0541943MadridD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
20. J Sanz vs J M Fuentes  0-1331943MadridE17 Queen's Indian
21. M Navarro vs J Sanz  ½-½461943MadridB01 Scandinavian
22. J Sanz vs F J Perez Perez  1-0681943MadridD40 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
23. J Alonso Leira vs J Sanz  ½-½471943MadridE90 King's Indian
24. J Sanz vs Pomar Salamanca  1-0351943MadridA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
25. A Brinckmann vs J Sanz  1-0331943MadridC13 French
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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-18-04  WMD: Considering that Jose Sanz Aguado passed away in 1969, only the fact of his reincarnation could explain the later games attributed to him.

Suprised to see that Sanz's most famous game is not included here. Euwe was of the opinion: "One of the prettiest, perhaps the prettiest endgame I have ever seen."

From Tim Krabbe's website:

ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS and beautiful combinations that ever occurred over the board is the one in the diagram on the left. Petrosyan once said that when he first saw it at age 10, it thrilled him so much that it was a major factor in binding him to chess forever. Hugh Alexander wrote: 'I always have trouble believing that this endgame really occurred in a game, and not during a post-mortem.' And when the great endgame composer Henri Rinck was asked by Tartakower if this could not be turned into something really beautiful, he said that nothing needed to be added, nothing needed to be cut.

Nov-20-08  BIDMONFA: Jose Sanz Aguado


Nov-20-08  brankat: Even if Senor Aguado had never ever played another game in his life, this one would still have made him immortal in the annals of Chess History:

M Ortueta vs J Sanz, 1933

R.I.P. Master Aguado.

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  FSR: He must have been a fairly strong player - he had draws against Alekhine and Keres. But I daresay that he would hardly be remembered today but for his immortal combination in M Ortueta vs J Sanz, 1933. Just staggering - hard to believe that such an amazing combination was actually played. Truly the combination of a lifetime.
Dec-13-17  blackburne: Artículo (en castellano) en el que se repasa extensamente la vida y carrera de José Sanz Aguado. Incluye 309 partidas jugadas por este ajedrecista español, así como un completo palmarés:


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