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Rodrigo Flores Alvarez
R Flores Alvarez 
Number of games in database: 185
Years covered: 1927 to 1965

Overall record: +61 -51 =72 (52.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 1 exhibition game, blitz/rapid, odds game, etc. is excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (18) 
    B93 B84 B89 B39 B28
 Ruy Lopez (15) 
    C86 C75 C64 C93 C84
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (8) 
    C86 C84 C97 C93 C94
 King's Indian (7) 
    E72 E79 E94 E64 E67
 Queen's Gambit Declined (6) 
    D37 D39 D35 D06
 Sicilian Najdorf (6) 
    B93 B97 B91 B92 B95
With the Black pieces:
 Grunfeld (21) 
    D97 D85 D81 D91 D75
 King's Indian (15) 
    E70 E60 E73 E69 E64
 French Defense (14) 
    C00 C02 C15 C07 C17
 Sicilian (7) 
    B92 B42 B98 B57 B76
 French (5) 
    C00 C12
 Sicilian Najdorf (4) 
    B92 B98 B96
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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 Letelier, 1944 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Mar del Plata Zonal (1951)
   Sao Paulo Zonal (1960)
   Mar del Plata (1936)
   Santiago (1959)
   Buenos Aires Olympiad qual-2 (1939)
   Mar del Plata (1949)
   Dubrovnik Olympiad (1950)
   Mar del Plata (1944)
   Buenos Aires Olympiad Final-A (1939)

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 8; games 1-25 of 186  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. R Flores Alvarez vs L Palau 1-0461927Casual gameC55 Two Knights Defense
2. Alekhine vs R Flores Alvarez 1-0611927SimulC07 French, Tarrasch
3. Alekhine vs R Flores Alvarez 1-0331927Simul, 30bD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
4. R Flores Alvarez vs A Conejeros  1-0211930CHI-chC56 Two Knights
5. R Charlier vs R Flores Alvarez  ½-½301936Mar del PlataA91 Dutch Defense
6. R Flores Alvarez vs M Castillo  ½-½301936Mar del PlataC48 Four Knights
7. J Vinuesa vs R Flores Alvarez  1-0351936Mar del PlataE00 Queen's Pawn Game
8. R Flores Alvarez vs B H Villegas  0-1501936Mar del PlataD24 Queen's Gambit Accepted
9. J C Balparda vs R Flores Alvarez 0-1311936Mar del PlataA48 King's Indian
10. R Flores Alvarez vs I Pleci  0-1371936Mar del PlataD02 Queen's Pawn Game
11. J Traian Iliesco vs R Flores Alvarez 0-1431936Mar del PlataE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
12. R Flores Alvarez vs A Schwartzman  ½-½331936Mar del PlataE34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation
13. J Bolbochan vs R Flores Alvarez  ½-½411936Mar del PlataD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
14. L Piazzini vs R Flores Alvarez 1-0251936Mar del PlataD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
15. R Flores Alvarez vs V Fenoglio  ½-½421936Mar del PlataB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
16. Guimard vs R Flores Alvarez 0-1231936Mar del PlataD72 Neo-Grunfeld,, Main line
17. R Flores Alvarez vs Letelier 0-1311936Mar del PlataD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
18. A Pons vs R Flores Alvarez 0-1341936Mar del PlataC00 French Defense
19. R Flores Alvarez vs C Hounie Fleurquin  1-0551936Mar del PlataD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. R Flores Alvarez vs A da Silva Rocha  1-0301937Sao PauloD39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
21. Roma vs R Flores Alvarez  0-1321938São PauloD81 Grunfeld, Russian Variation
22. R Flores Alvarez vs E Rotunno 1-0311938MontevideoD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
23. Alekhine vs R Flores Alvarez 1-0411938MontevideoD22 Queen's Gambit Accepted
24. O Trompowsky vs R Flores Alvarez 1-0311938MontevideoE24 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
25. J Canepa vs R Flores Alvarez  0-1391938MontevideoC02 French, Advance
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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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