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Carlos S Matamoros Franco
Number of games in database: 263
Years covered: 1982 to 2020
Last FIDE rating: 2495 (2499 rapid, 2554 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2555

Overall record: +78 -47 =100 (56.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 38 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 English (45) 
    A15 A13 A10 A11 A14
 English, 1 c4 e5 (23) 
    A20 A25
 King's Indian (18) 
    E62 E67 E63 E97 E61
 English, 1 c4 c5 (12) 
    A36 A30 A37
 Queen's Pawn Game (6) 
    A41 E10 A40 D02
 Reti System (6) 
    A04 A06
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (39) 
    C07 C02 C04 C18 C11
 King's Indian (24) 
    E92 E67 E94 E73 E77
 French Tarrasch (19) 
    C07 C04 C05
 Queen's Pawn Game (11) 
    E00 A46 A45 D05 A50
 Slav (6) 
    D15 D12 D10
 Sicilian (6) 
    B31 B32 B21 B81
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   R Pogorelov vs Matamoros Franco, 2003 0-1
   Matamoros Franco vs G Madikwe, 1982 1-0
   Matamoros Franco vs B Thorfinnsson, 2006 1-0
   Zhong Zhang vs Matamoros Franco, 2008 0-1
   Matamoros Franco vs E Torre, 2006 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Calvia Olympiad (2004)
   XXII Reykjavik Open (2006)
   Dresden Olympiad (2008)
   Turin Olympiad (2006)
   Millionaire Chess (2014)
   Tromso Olympiad (2014)
   Istanbul Olympiad (2012)
   Baku Olympiad (2016)
   Khanty-Mansiysk Olympiad (2010)
   FIDE Online Olympiad (2020)
   Batumi Olympiad (2018)

   🏆 FIDE Online Olympiad
   Matamoros Franco vs T Banusz (Aug-16-20) 1-0, rapid
   J D Ruiz Castillo vs Matamoros Franco (Aug-16-20) 1/2-1/2, rapid
   Pichot vs Matamoros Franco (Aug-16-20) 1-0, rapid
   Matamoros Franco vs A Tate (Aug-15-20) 1-0, rapid
   L Ibarra Chami vs Matamoros Franco (Aug-15-20) 1-0, rapid

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(born Dec-17-1966, 54 years old) Ecuador

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Grandmaster and FIDE Senior Trainer.

Last updated: 2018-12-17 02:54:48

 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 263  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. G Garcia Gonzalez vs Matamoros Franco  1-0381982Lucerne OlympiadE91 King's Indian
2. Matamoros Franco vs G Madikwe 1-0101982Lucerne OlympiadD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
3. R Nokes vs Matamoros Franco  ½-½281982Lucerne OlympiadB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
4. M Trepp vs Matamoros Franco  0-1481985WchT U26C05 French, Tarrasch
5. Matamoros Franco vs Blatny  ½-½391986Wch U20D38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
6. Matamoros Franco vs C Horvath  0-1431986Wch U20A41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
7. Matamoros Franco vs J Klinger 0-1351986Wch U20A41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
8. Matamoros Franco vs Miralles  0-1591986Dubai OlympiadE12 Queen's Indian
9. F Hoelzl vs Matamoros Franco  0-1451986Dubai OlympiadA17 English
10. Murey vs Matamoros Franco  1-0191987LondonA28 English
11. Hebden vs Matamoros Franco  0-1651987Chess for PeaceC16 French, Winawer
12. F Braga vs Matamoros Franco  1-0361992Alicante OpenC01 French, Exchange
13. Matamoros Franco vs Hebden  0-1341992Candas openE97 King's Indian
14. Matamoros Franco vs Fedorowicz  ½-½381992Memorial Angel Rodrigues (open)E97 King's Indian
15. Matamoros Franco vs J Fernandez Carrascosa  1-0351992Alicante opE61 King's Indian
16. Matamoros Franco vs G Milos  ½-½331992Seville Expo92D31 Queen's Gambit Declined
17. Matamoros Franco vs Van Wely  0-1321993Grand CanariaE87 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox
18. J Ye vs Matamoros Franco  ½-½321995Bern Swiss Volksbank opA07 King's Indian Attack
19. Matamoros Franco vs Razuvaev  ½-½221995Bern opE12 Queen's Indian
20. Matamoros Franco vs A Truhn  1-0201995Bern opE10 Queen's Pawn Game
21. Matamoros Franco vs Benjamin  ½-½221995New York OpenE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
22. Matamoros Franco vs I Rogers  1-0591995Las Palmas opD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
23. Miles vs Matamoros Franco 1-0351997Ubeda op 2ndA45 Queen's Pawn Game
24. J Arencibia vs Matamoros Franco  0-1782000Capablanca mem Premier II 35thA56 Benoni Defense
25. Matamoros Franco vs G Sargissian  1-0312000ESP-chTA36 English
 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 263  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-29-04  ConLaMismaMano: GM Carlos Matamoros Franco is the strongest player of Ecuador, i would like to know where he is playing and some of his best games.
Nov-28-05  madserg: Matamoros lives at Spain. I saw recently the games at Fide Cup. The first game was drawish, but he lost. In the second one he always was in worse position.
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  offramp: His surname is derived from the time he tried to say "The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka" with a pool ball in his mouth.
Nov-15-06  BIDMONFA: Carlos S Matamoros-Franco


Sep-09-07  aleister23: I played Matamoros once, in Ecuador, I was there for a chess tournament and we played a simultaneous match, I was 13 at the time, I played him in a school here is the game:

Guayaquil Ecuador
Simultaneous game
White: Karl A. Ludwick
Black: Matamoros
French Advance

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. Nf3 Nc6 5. Be2 Qb6 6. c3 cxd4 7. cxd4 Nge7 8. Nc3 Nf5 9. Na4 Bb4+ 10. Bd2 Qa5 11. Bc3 Bxc3+ 12. Nxc3 Qb6 13. Bb5 Bd7 14. Bxc6 Bxc6 15. Qd2 O-O 16. O-O Bb5 17. Nxb5 Qxb5 18. b3 1/2-1/2

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He recently won a tournament in Puerto Rico:

Premium Chessgames Member

He came second today in Malaga Open (Spain):

Mar-09-10  jerocilveti: The best ecuadorian player ever!
Jun-28-10  LarsenBentYou: D Reinderman vs C Matamoros-Franco, 2008

this is his best game ever.

Jun-28-10  I Like Fish: hello lby ...
but he lost it ...
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  GrahamClayton: Interview (in Spanish):
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: <Matamoros> means, <"I have checkmated Death">.
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  Penguincw: Happy 47th birthday GM Carlos Matamoros Franco. :)
Mar-22-21  areknames: < His surname is derived from the time he tried to say "The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka" with a pool ball in his mouth.> HAHAHAHAHA!!

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