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Roman Toran Albero
Number of games in database: 352
Years covered: 1948 to 1975
Last FIDE rating: 2445

Overall record: +98 -97 =157 (50.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (24) 
    E75 E63 E80 E62 E94
 Sicilian (18) 
    B93 B67 B45 B64 B96
 English (13) 
    A14 A15 A13 A16
 Reti System (10) 
    A04 A05
 Semi-Slav (8) 
    D46 D47 D48 D43 D49
 Queen's Indian (8) 
    E14 E15 E19 E17
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (54) 
    B32 B92 B36 B75 B93
 King's Indian (43) 
    E94 E92 E81 E90 E61
 Sicilian Dragon (16) 
    B36 B75 B39 B76 B73
 Ruy Lopez (13) 
    C66 C89 C64 C99 C68
 Sicilian Najdorf (12) 
    B92 B90 B93 B95 B91
 Modern Benoni (8) 
    A69 A58 A78 A60 A76
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   R Toran Albero vs O'Kelly, 1967 1-0
   R Toran Albero vs F Kuijpers, 1965 1-0
   Korchnoi vs R Toran Albero, 1969 0-1
   Reshevsky vs R Toran Albero, 1952 1/2-1/2
   H Lehmann vs R Toran Albero, 1954 1/2-1/2
   R Toran Albero vs J H Donner, 1957 1-0
   Matulovic vs R Toran Albero, 1967 0-1
   Bisguier vs R Toran Albero, 1958 0-1
   R Toran Albero vs R Saborido, 1966 1-0
   L Bauza vs R Toran Albero, 1955 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Palma de Mallorca (1967)
   Palma de Mallorca (1966)
   Palma de Mallorca (1968)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Havana 1952 by crawfb5
   1956 Beverwijk Hoogovens by jww

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(born Oct-08-1931, died Oct-01-2005, 73 years old) Spain

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Román Torán Albero was born in Gijón. He was Spanish champion in 1951 and 1953, and awarded the IM title in 1954. He was FIDE vice president from 1982 until 1990.

Wikipedia article: Román Torán Albero

Last updated: 2019-10-08 09:53:42

 page 1 of 15; games 1-25 of 352  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Jacobo Bolbochan vs R Toran Albero  ½-½331948ARG-ESP radio mD56 Queen's Gambit Declined
2. E German vs R Toran Albero  ½-½411951Punta del Este 5152A15 English
3. R Toran Albero vs W Ader Hausman  1-0491951Punta del Este 5152A45 Queen's Pawn Game
4. L Bauza vs R Toran Albero  ½-½281951Punta del Este 5152D02 Queen's Pawn Game
5. J Mangini vs R Toran Albero  0-1471951Punta del Este 5152B10 Caro-Kann
6. R Kalkstein vs R Toran Albero  0-1251951Punta del Este 5152B72 Sicilian, Dragon
7. R Toran Albero vs Letelier  ½-½271951Punta del Este 5152C49 Four Knights
8. R Toran Albero vs H Corral  1-0261951Punta del Este 5152B93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
9. L Roux Cabral vs R Toran Albero  ½-½611951Punta del Este 5152E90 King's Indian
10. J Canepa vs R Toran Albero  ½-½321951Punta del Este 5152A49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
11. A Medina Garcia vs R Toran Albero  ½-½251951MadridB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
12. R Toran Albero vs J de Moura  1-0361951MadridD79 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O, Main line
13. P Tramoyeres vs R Toran Albero  ½-½141951MadridD76 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6
14. R Toran Albero vs J M Fuentes  1-0641951MadridB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
15. E Canal vs R Toran Albero  0-1471951MadridB50 Sicilian
16. R Toran Albero vs Grob  ½-½601951MadridA07 King's Indian Attack
17. H Steiner vs R Toran Albero  0-1341951MadridE85 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox Variation
18. R Toran Albero vs O Bernstein  ½-½231951MadridA04 Reti Opening
19. J Llado Lumbera vs R Toran Albero  1-0421951MadridB74 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
20. R Toran Albero vs Pilnik  ½-½581951MadridD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
21. J Sanz vs R Toran Albero  ½-½281951MadridB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
22. J Enevoldsen vs R Toran Albero  0-1561951MadridB91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
23. R Toran Albero vs A Pomar Salamanca  1-0421951MadridB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
24. F J Perez Perez vs R Toran Albero  1-0461951MadridB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
25. R Toran Albero vs A M Giustolisi  ½-½451951MadridA04 Reti Opening
 page 1 of 15; games 1-25 of 352  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-27-04  nikolaas: In Spain vs USA match in the 1958 Munich olympiadToran won against Bisguier on the third board. As soon as the American master resigned Toran said with a smile: "I am so happy, it's a nice present for my birthday!". "It's all right" - said his opponent politely - "today happens to be my birthday too"...
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  meloncio: Roman Torán died yesterday 1st October in Madrid. Moreover what it's writen in Chessgames Biography, he was many times a main member of the spanish chess olympic team, and became a very popular man of the spanish chess world being President of the Spanish Chess Federation from 1984 to 1997. RIPA.

If you can read spanish, take a look here:

Oct-06-05  WTHarvey: Here is a little collection of puzzles from Roman's games:
Jan-26-06  BIDMONFA: Roman Toran Albero

TORAN, Roman
Died 1 october 2005

Oct-08-09  Abdooss: <nikolaas> you are right! They really shared the same birthday.. Oct 8th.. Bisguier in 1929 and Albero in 1931..
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  Tabanus: There's an article in NIC 1990 no. 5. He played five times in Corus,

Author of "La defensa holandesa",, and "Bronstein: El Genio Del Ajedrez Moderno", Madrid 1957.

FIDE vice president 1982-1990.

Jan-05-10  Eastfrisian: As I know, his hobby was to collect stamps.
Oct-08-12  bachiller: His second name, Albero, sounds like a typical spanish term, as it means both the bullring and the sand used for it.
May-23-19  diagonal: Roman Toran Albero was President of the Spanish Chess Federation from 1984 to 1997. As mentioned, Toran was FIDE vice president from 1982 until 1990.

In 1990, he ran for FIDE presidency, but lost to incumbent president Florencio Campomanes at the FIDE Congress during the Chess Olympiad in Novi Sad (first ballot: Campomanes 79 votes, Toran Albero 26, Rabell-Mendez 9).

Toran Albero won the IX Gijon international tournament in 1954 as clear first ahead of Rellstab:

He played five times at Beverwijk Hoogovens, finishing shared third in 1953 (Rossolimo won ahead of O’Kelly, including Euwe who shared third place) and in 1956 (Stahlberg won ahead of Pilnik).

Between 1958 and 1974, he played six times for Spain at the Olympiads.

Famous game: Korchnoi vs. Toran in Palma de Mallorca 1969, 0-1 Replay: Korchnoi vs R Toran Albero, 1969

More:án... (Polish Wikipedia)

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