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Rodrigo Flores Alvarez
Number of games in database: 100
Years covered: 1927 to 1965

Overall record: +28 -30 =42 (49.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (8) 
    B93 B58 B28 B92 B59
 Ruy Lopez (7) 
    C79 C86 C78 C75 C94
 Queen's Gambit Declined (4) 
    D37 D35 D06
 Grunfeld (4) 
    D85 D96 D80 D78
With the Black pieces:
 Grunfeld (17) 
    D85 D97 D72 D81 D91
 French Defense (8) 
    C02 C07 C00 C17 C15
 King's Indian (7) 
    E73 E97 E69 E67 E81
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   R Flores Alvarez vs M Czerniak, 1939 1-0
   A Pons vs R Flores Alvarez, 1936 0-1
   Fischer vs R Flores Alvarez, 1959 1/2-1/2
   R Flores Alvarez vs C Jauregui, 1959 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Santiago (1959)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Santiago 1959 by suenteus po 147

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(born Aug-23-1913, died Jan-17-2007, 93 years old) Chile

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Rodrigo Flores Alvarez was born in Santiago, Chile. He was Chilean champion eleven times: 1931, 1935, 1938, 1941, 1944, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1956, 1961 and 1965. He was South American champion at Sao Paulo 1937 [brasilbase-1]. In 1947, he won the Marshall Chess Club Championship.

Wikipedia article: Rodrigo Flores

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 100  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Alekhine vs R Flores Alvarez 1-0611927SantiagoC07 French, Tarrasch
2. Alekhine vs R Flores Alvarez 1-0331927SantiagoD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
3. R Flores Alvarez vs A Conejeros  1-0211930Chilean ChampionshipC56 Two Knights
4. R Charlier vs R Flores Alvarez  ½-½301936Mar del Plata it-03A91 Dutch Defense
5. R Flores Alvarez vs M Castillo  ½-½301936Mar del Plata it-03C48 Four Knights
6. J Vinuesa vs R Flores Alvarez  1-0351936Mar del Plata it-03E00 Queen's Pawn Game
7. R Flores Alvarez vs B H Villegas  0-1501936Mar del Plata it-03D24 Queen's Gambit Accepted
8. J C Balparda vs R Flores Alvarez 0-1311936Mar del Plata it-03A48 King's Indian
9. R Flores Alvarez vs I Pleci  0-1371936Mar del Plata it-03D02 Queen's Pawn Game
10. J Traian Iliesco vs R Flores Alvarez 0-1431936Mar del Plata it-03E67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
11. R Flores Alvarez vs A Schwartzman  ½-½331936Mar del Plata it-03E34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation
12. Jacobo Bolbochan vs R Flores Alvarez  ½-½411936Mar del Plata it-03D47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
13. L Piazzini vs R Flores Alvarez 1-0251936Mar del Plata it-03D46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
14. R Flores Alvarez vs V Fenoglio  ½-½421936Mar del Plata it-03B13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
15. Guimard vs R Flores Alvarez 0-1231936Mar del Plata it-03D72 Neo-Grunfeld,, Main line
16. R Flores Alvarez vs Letelier 0-1311936Mar del Plata it-03D17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
17. A Pons vs R Flores Alvarez 0-1341936Mar del Plata it-03C00 French Defense
18. R Flores Alvarez vs C Hounie Fleurquin  1-0551936Mar del Plata it-03D35 Queen's Gambit Declined
19. Roma vs R Flores Alvarez  0-1321938São PauloD81 Grunfeld, Russian Variation
20. R Flores Alvarez vs E Rotunno 1-0311938MontevideoD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
21. Alekhine vs R Flores Alvarez 1-0411938MontevideoD22 Queen's Gambit Accepted
22. Trompowsky vs R Flores Alvarez 1-0311938MontevideoE24 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
23. J Canepa vs R Flores Alvarez  0-1391938MontevideoC02 French, Advance
24. P Michel vs R Flores Alvarez ½-½441939Buenos Aires Olympiad prel-BC17 French, Winawer, Advance
25. R Flores Alvarez vs L A Gulla  1-0421939Buenos Aires Olympiad prel-BD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 100  PGN Download
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  Benzol: Rodrigo Flores Alvarez
Born 23rd August 1913 in Santiago
Chilean champion in 1931, 1935, 1941, 1944, 1950, 1952, 1956, 1961 and 1965.
Feb-02-07  juccal: Legendary player Rodrigo Flores passed away last january 17 at 93, brilliant engineer was member of the Chilean science academy and many years teacher at Universidad de Chile. Eleven times Chilean champion the most succesfull champ ever, played with most world Champions from Capablanca to Fischer. A very consistent player belongs to the brilliant generation of players that also included Mariano Castillo, Rene Letelier and Enrique Reed among others. Rest in peace master, i bet you are playing with Rene and Mariano in eternity.
Aug-23-08  brankat: R.I.P. Senor Alvarez.
May-17-09  Karpova: Edward Winter's feature article "The Chess Prodigy Rodrigo Flores" from 2003:
Aug-23-12  brankat: A multi-talented man and a fine character, Dr.Flores-Alvarez.
Jun-17-14  zanzibar: A nice obit (in Spanish) here:

There is a nice 3-picture view of him as youthful, middle-aged, and old-aged man.

<He left established an almost insurmountable brand, eleven national chess titles: 1931, 1935, 1938, 1941, 1944, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1956, 1961 and 1965 participated in three World Olympics representing Chile, 1939 in Buenos Aires 1950 in Dubrovnik (ex-Yugoslavia) and 1956 in Moscow.>

For the record: <Benzol> apparently omitted 1938, 1951, and 1952 championships (but not the bio - see above).

Aug-23-17  lentil: Such successes but no title?
Aug-23-19  BIDMONFA: Rodrigo Flores Alvarez

FLORES, Rodrigo

Aug-23-19  Caissanist: <lentil>: For most of the 20th century you had to play in international events to get a title, and Flores appears to have played very little outside of Chile. There were a lot of very strong players in those years who never got the chance to gain a title for that reason.
Aug-23-19  Damenlaeuferbauer: This little-known Chilean man, who played almost only in South America, drew late J. R. Capablanca (at Buenos Aires in 1939) and early R. J. Fischer (at Santiago de Chile in 1959), the two world champions, who lost the fewest games in their life - this is really very impressive. Would he have won against both (only four players in the history of chess achieved that), he would be world-famous!

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