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Number of games in database: 9
Years covered: 1946 to 1998
Overall record: +5 -2 =2 (66.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Koltanowski vs Garcia 1-0341946Blind simul, 8bD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
2. H de La Vega vs Garcia  ½-½551974Florencio VarelaC10 French
3. Letelier vs Garcia  ½-½401975Buenos Aires S.Mart.A10 English
4. J Saadi vs Garcia  0-1371977La FaldaA02 Bird's Opening
5. F Magliaro vs Garcia  0-1361979MadridB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
6. Nilzon vs Garcia 0-181980MalmoB01 Scandinavian
7. Garcia vs N Dimovski  1-0461986PulaA07 King's Indian Attack
8. B Roselli Mailhe vs Garcia  0-1481995Montevideo W.EstradaB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
9. Garcia vs G Timoscenko  0-1221998Metz OpenB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
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Jul-03-06  DCP23: Wow! playing chess from 1939 to 2006.
Oct-18-06  ronaldducalang: This guy must be pretty old
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  alexmagnus: LOL One of those "olds" because of an unknown name. Though looking at his/her games one could really suppso this is the same person - the first games are just quick losses and then it gets better:-)
Jan-15-07  suenteus po 147: Since this is the "general" Garcia page, I thought this might be a great place to ask the following question: Which Garcia played in Wijk aan Zee in 1979, Gildardo Garcia or Guillermo Garcia Gonzales? I have two different PGN sources, but they're split between which two Garcias played in the tournament. I would greatly appreciate it if someone could find out for sure as I'm trying to compile the tournament collection and can't finish it until I'm certain which Garcia I'm dealing with.
Jan-15-07  nescio: <suenteus po 147> That was Guiilermo Garcia Gonzales. I played in that tournament in a somewhat lower group and remember him well, although I didn't know he had a double surname. As confirmation I give the headers of one of his games as they appear in NICBase:

[Event "Wijk aan Zee"]
[Site ""]
[Date "1979.??.??"]
[Round "3"]
[White "Garcia Gonzales, Guillermo"]
[Black "Miles, Anthony John"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[NIC "EO 46.6.7"]
[ECO "A31"]
[PlyCount "60"]

Jan-15-07  suenteus po 147: <nescio> Thanks a lot. That means all but two games from the tournament in the database are correct. I will submit the proper corrections on the game pages and then submit the PGN that has Guillermo Garcia-Gonzales.
Jan-15-07  suenteus po 147: <I played in that tournament in a somewhat lower group and remember him well, although I didn't know he had a double surname.> Really? Did you get to rub elbows with Andersson, Miles, Polugaevsky, and Timman too? :D
Jan-15-07  nescio: <Really? Did you get to rub elbows with Andersson, Miles, Polugaevsky, and Timman too?> Sure. Most grandmasters are of course arrogant bastards, but they are not above drinking a beer in the public restaurant. BTW, in a fit of activity, no doubt caused by the long live session a few hours ago, mr. Freeman has already uploaded the Bronstein games I sent him, including G Porreca vs Bronstein, 1954
Jan-15-07  suenteus po 147: <nescio> That's awesome! Sometime you must share GM anecdotes with me in my forum. You must also share some of your tournament experiences as well. And that's awesome news about the games! I'll have to check them out!
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  perfidious: Time to thin this page out a little; the count is 158, but maybe some detective work can start things on the right path.
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  perfidious: <ronaldducalang: This guy must be pretty old>

He is still an 'old' bugger, but half his games have gone. Many of the games played in the Netherlands remain tough nuts to crack, in part because I have no idea which of the numerous Garcias played in the third group at Wijk aan Zee on several occasions.

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  Stonehenge: I'm sure one of the 1964 Garcias is Antonio Angel Medina Garcia.
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  perfidious: <Stonehenge> So far, I have found games attributable to no less than a dozen different Garcias; was unsure about those games from '64, so have not submitted them.
May-14-14  zanzibar: Having a player identified with just the name Garcia is like having a player identified with just the name Smith.

Just asking for trouble.

MillBase has 309 variants of the name Garcia.

The most prolific being <Garcia Palermo, Carlos> with 1070 games. The generic <Garcia> isn't too far behind, with 695.

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  perfidious: <Stonehenge> Have you any idea which Garcia might have played at Wijk aan Zee III several times in the 1980s?
Jun-09-14  sneaky pete: <perfidious> The 1983 game against Van Scheltinga was played by Hebert Perez Garcia, and so are probably all games played by <Garcia> since 1980 in small events in the Netherlands (Castricum, Amstelveen, Leiden etc).
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  perfidious: <sneaky pete> That was my guess also, but lacking concrete evidence, I chose to let them lie.

H P Garcia was my best bet for Wijk aan Zee III throughout the 1980s: decent local player with foreign nationality (at least early on), so helped the organisers flesh out the field for title norms.

Will submit the game with van Scheltinga. Thanks!

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