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Francisco Planas Garcia
F Planas Garcia 
Number of games in database: 56
Years covered: 1939 to 1952
Overall record: +13 -27 =16 (37.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Apr-06-1908, died 1990, 82 years old) Cuba

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Cuban champion in 1927 and 1929. In 1941, he broke all simultaneous records by playing 618 opponents at 103 tables in Havana. Six players consulted at each table. He won 64, drew 26, and lost 13. It took him 16 hours to finish and he walked over 15 miles.

Last updated: 2022-04-13 17:16:15

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 56  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. F Planas Garcia vs Z Kleinstein  1-0601939Buenos Aires Olympiad qual-4E11 Bogo-Indian Defense
2. Carlos Salazar vs F Planas Garcia  ½-½411939Buenos Aires Olympiad qual-4E24 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
3. F Planas Garcia vs J Turn  1-0411939Buenos Aires Olympiad qual-4E34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation
4. B Ekenberg vs F Planas Garcia  0-1241939Buenos Aires Olympiad qual-4C00 French Defense
5. F Planas Garcia vs Johannes Austboe  ½-½261939Buenos Aires Olympiad qual-4D30 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. F Sulik vs F Planas Garcia  1-0571939Buenos Aires Olympiad Final-AD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. F Planas Garcia vs E Reed Valenzuela  1-0511939Buenos Aires Olympiad Final-AE17 Queen's Indian
8. M Rauch vs F Planas Garcia  1-0391939Buenos Aires Olympiad Final-AC10 French
9. F Planas Garcia vs G Danielsson  0-1621939Buenos Aires Olympiad Final-AE33 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
10. C de Ronde vs F Planas Garcia  0-1431939Buenos Aires Olympiad Final-AA22 English
11. F Planas Garcia vs J Turn  1-0531939Buenos Aires Olympiad Final-AE19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
12. P Tautvaisas vs F Planas Garcia  1-0381939Buenos Aires Olympiad Final-AC10 French
13. F Planas Garcia vs F Zita  0-1401939Buenos Aires Olympiad Final-AA47 Queen's Indian
14. I Pleci vs F Planas Garcia  1-0371939Buenos Aires Olympiad Final-AC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
15. F Planas Garcia vs E Reinhardt  0-1461939Buenos Aires Olympiad Final-AE18 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3
16. F Planas Garcia vs B N Rometti  1-0221939Buenos Aires Olympiad Final-AD40 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
17. F Planas Garcia vs E Sorensen  ½-½401939Buenos Aires Olympiad Final-AE16 Queen's Indian
18. J de Souza Mendes vs F Planas Garcia  0-1411939Buenos Aires Olympiad Final-AD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
19. F Planas Garcia vs Kashdan ½-½291940Havana InternationalD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. M Colon Romero vs F Planas Garcia  ½-½321946Yankton International TournamentA22 English
21. F Planas Garcia vs W M Byland  ½-½231946Yankton International TournamentD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
22. F Planas Garcia vs A Powers  1-0401946Yankton International TournamentE60 King's Indian Defense
23. R Cintron vs F Planas Garcia  ½-½421946Yankton International TournamentE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
24. H Berliner vs F Planas Garcia  ½-½321946Yankton International TournamentC11 French
25. F Planas Garcia vs L E Marquez  1-0361946Yankton International TournamentB20 Sicilian
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  Fusilli: There was no date of death in the bio. I just added 1990 based on this page:

The page (in Spanish) specifies that Planas Garcia died in 1990. Even if that were wrong, it does sound more accurate than to suggest he is still alive at 114!

Apr-20-22  Cibator: If I understand Spanish naming customs correctly, then he ought to be alphabetised under "Planas" - his father's family name - not "Garcia", which would have been his mother's.

(For full information on the subject, see: )

It's as "Planas" that he's mentioned in Golombek's "The Game Of Chess".

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  Fusilli: <Cibator> You are correct.

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