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Jorge Szmetan
Number of games in database: 227
Years covered: 1970 to 2004
Last FIDE rating: 2372
Highest rating achieved in database: 2430

Overall record: +72 -79 =74 (48.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 2 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (25) 
    B51 B30 B89 B99 B82
 English (14) 
    A13 A15 A14 A12 A17
 Reti System (8) 
 Ruy Lopez (7) 
    C69 C64 C60 C63
 King's Indian (7) 
    E67 E63 E96 E97
 King's Indian Attack (6) 
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (30) 
    B99 B43 B56 B93 B83
 English, 1 c4 c5 (12) 
    A30 A32 A37 A34
 Ruy Lopez (12) 
    C80 C81 C69 C65 C77
 King's Indian (11) 
    E63 E69 E97 E67 E95
 Sicilian Najdorf (10) 
    B99 B93 B92 B90 B91
 Alekhine's Defense (10) 
    B05 B03 B02
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   J Echavarria vs J Szmetan, 1999 0-1
   J Szmetan vs G Garcia Gonzalez, 1976 1-0
   J Szmetan vs K Frey Beckman, 1977 1-0
   L Tristan vs J Szmetan, 2004 1/2-1/2
   J Szmetan vs S Schweber, 1979 1/2-1/2
   Fischer vs J Szmetan, 1971 1/2-1/2
   Najdorf vs J Szmetan, 1979 1/2-1/2
   J A Rubinetti vs J Szmetan, 1979 1/2-1/2
   J Szmetan vs L Christiansen, 1977 1-0
   F Trois vs J Szmetan, 1979 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Nice Olympiad qual-8 (1974)
   Sao Paulo Zonal (1972)
   1st Masters (2001)
   Buenos Aires (Clarin) (1978)
   San Martin (1993)
   Hoogovens-B (1977)
   Buenos Aires Najdorf (1992)
   79th Argentine Championship (2004)
   Nice Olympiad Final-A (1974)
   Buenos Aires Olympiad (1978)
   Torneo Continental Americano (2003)

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(born May-26-1950, died Sep-19-2015, 65 years old) Argentina

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Jorge Guillermo Szmetan was born in Buenos Aires. Awarded the IM title in 1976, he was also Argentine champion in the same year.

Wikipedia article: Jorge Szmetan

Last updated: 2018-04-13 06:18:00

 page 1 of 10; games 1-25 of 227  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Eliskases vs J Szmetan  ½-½521970t Naci (04E69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
2. Fischer vs J Szmetan ½-½841971Simul, 17bC31 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
3. C Gamarra Caceres vs J Szmetan  0-1411972Sao Paulo ZonalC81 Ruy Lopez, Open, Howell Attack
4. C Juarez vs J Szmetan  1-0501972Sao Paulo ZonalB70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
5. J Szmetan vs O Rodriguez Vargas  0-1501972Sao Paulo ZonalB57 Sicilian
6. J Szmetan vs H C van Riemsdijk  ½-½341972Sao Paulo ZonalB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
7. J Szmetan vs Quinteros  0-1351972Sao Paulo ZonalB99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line
8. O Quinones Carrillo vs J Szmetan  0-1411972Sao Paulo ZonalC45 Scotch Game
9. R Silva Nazzari vs J Szmetan  0-1801972Sao Paulo ZonalB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
10. R Debarnot vs J Szmetan  ½-½491972Sao Paulo ZonalE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
11. J Szmetan vs Panno  ½-½231972Sao Paulo ZonalE15 Queen's Indian
12. J Szmetan vs J A Rubinetti  0-1341972Sao Paulo ZonalA46 Queen's Pawn Game
13. J Szmetan vs Mecking  1-0531972Sao Paulo ZonalB99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line
14. C Silva Sanchez vs J Szmetan  0-1331972Sao Paulo ZonalB42 Sicilian, Kan
15. J Szmetan vs D Godoy  0-1521972Sao Paulo ZonalC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
16. J Szmetan vs V Chemin  1-0241972Sao Paulo ZonalB88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
17. J Carvajal vs J Szmetan  1-0401972Sao Paulo ZonalA56 Benoni Defense
18. E Alborta Tito vs J Szmetan  0-1341972Sao Paulo ZonalC27 Vienna Game
19. J Szmetan vs H Camara  1-0551972Sao Paulo ZonalE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
20. J Pinto Paiva vs J Szmetan  0-1321972Sao Paulo ZonalB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
21. J Szmetan vs J E Vasquez  1-0401972Sao Paulo ZonalB82 Sicilian, Scheveningen
22. J Szmetan vs J Belmonte Schwarzbaum  1-0371972Sao Paulo ZonalA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
23. J Szmetan vs Najdorf  0-1431972Buenos Aires Club ArgentinoB82 Sicilian, Scheveningen
24. Najdorf vs J Szmetan  1-0501973Buenos AiresD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
25. R Grinberg vs J Szmetan  1-0331974CaserosB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
 page 1 of 10; games 1-25 of 227  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
May-17-06  BIDMONFA: Jorge Szmetan


May-26-08  Nikita Smirnov: I don't think he is a 100 % argentinian.Can someone tell me more about him and his family.
May-26-11  SvetlanaBabe: "Szmetana" is the word for 'Sour Cream' in Russian and Ukrainian. Maybe his family has Slavic roots (explains his success at the game!) Lots of Eastern European migrants made their way to South America before, during and after the upheavals around the time of the Second World War He is descended undoubtedly from this diaspora.
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  Fusilli: <NS> I'd say he is 100% Argentinian because he was born and raised in Argentina. He has 100% Buenos Aires accent.

Buenos Aires is a little bit of a melting pot. There was significant migration from Europe to Argentina between the late 19th and early 20th century. Given his last name it is a good guess to assume that his ancestors (at least his father's line) migrated from Central or Eastern Europe to Argentina at the time.

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  Penguincw: Happy 61st birthday.
Apr-09-15  Gottschalk: Event "Buenos Aires (1st GP t.)"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "1979.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Luis Marcos Bronstein"]
[Black "Jorge Szmetan"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C80"]
[WhiteElo "2420"]
[BlackElo "2400"]
[PlyCount "77"]
[EventDate "1979.??.??"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Nxe4 6. d4 b5 7. Bb3 d5 8. a4 Rb8 9. axb5 axb5 10. dxe5 Be6 11. c3 Bc5 12. Nbd2 O-O 13. Bc2 f5 14. Nb3 Bb6 15. Nbd4 Nxd4 16. Nxd4 Bxd4 17. cxd4 f4 18. f3 Ng3 19. hxg3 fxg3 20. Qd3 Bf5 21. Qxf5 Rxf5 22. Bxf5 Qh4 23. Bh3 Qxd4+ 24. Kh1 Qxe5 25. Bd2 Qxb2 26. Bf4 d4 27. Be6+ Kh8 28. Bxc7 Rf8 29. Be5 Qe2 30. Rfe1 Qf2 31. Re4 d3 32. Rg4 h5 33. Rxg7 Qe3 34. Rg5+ Kh7 35. Rxh5+ Kg6 36. Bg4 Ra8 37. Rb1 d2 38. Bxg3 Qb3 39. Rxb3 0-1

Jan-07-16  Eastfrisian: According to the Wikipedia-article he died on 19 September 2015 in Buenos Aires. RIP

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