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Ruben Shocron
Number of games in database: 101
Years covered: 1951 to 2004
Last FIDE rating: 2259
Overall record: +30 -47 =24 (41.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Feb-20-1921, died Mar-08-2013, 92 years old) Argentina (federation/nationality United States of America)

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Ruben (or Rubin) Shocron was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was Argentinian sub-Champion in 1952. His son-in-law Timothy Gathanay and his daughter reported Ruben's passing in Pennsylvania (1). He won championships in Pennsylvania, Georgia and New Mexico.

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 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 101  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. R Shocron vs Foguelman  ½-½571951ARG-chB11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
2. R Shocron vs O Garibaldi  ½-½411951Buenos AiresB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
3. Foguelman vs R Shocron  1-0361953ARG-chE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
4. R Shocron vs Eliskases  0-1321953ARG-chB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
5. R Shocron vs Najdorf  0-1541953ARG-ch MatchE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
6. R Shocron vs Najdorf  0-1271953ARG-ch MatchE70 King's Indian
7. Najdorf vs R Shocron  1-0311953ARG-ch MatchD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. Najdorf vs R Shocron  1-0261953ARG-ch MatchD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
9. Najdorf vs R Shocron  ½-½361953ARG-ch MatchC50 Giuoco Piano
10. Gligoric vs R Shocron  1-0311953Mar del PlataD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. R Shocron vs Letelier  0-1411953Mar del PlataC97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
12. Pilnik vs R Shocron  ½-½561953Mar del PlataC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
13. K S Ojanen vs R Shocron  ½-½561953Mar del PlataE24 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
14. R Shocron vs P Trifunovic  ½-½401953Mar del PlataC53 Giuoco Piano
15. A Medina Garcia vs R Shocron  0-1251953Mar del PlataB08 Pirc, Classical
16. R Shocron vs F de Carvalho  1-0341953Mar del PlataB56 Sicilian
17. H Rossetto vs R Shocron  1-0541953Mar del PlataE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
18. R Shocron vs M Cuellar Gacharna  0-1601953Mar del PlataC53 Giuoco Piano
19. Jacobo Bolbochan vs R Shocron  1-0361953Mar del PlataC08 French, Tarrasch, Open, 4.ed ed
20. R Shocron vs H Steiner  1-0361953Mar del PlataD02 Queen's Pawn Game
21. C H Maderna vs R Shocron 1-0411953Mar del PlataD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
22. R Shocron vs F Burgalat  1-0251953Mar del PlataD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
23. C Jauregui vs R Shocron  0-1411953Mar del PlataE39 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation
24. R Shocron vs Najdorf  0-1391953Mar del PlataE92 King's Indian
25. Guimard vs R Shocron  0-1701953Mar del PlataA45 Queen's Pawn Game
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-15-05  activechess: Mama, q pesao esta este tio en el Club Argentino
Apr-11-09  waustad: I suspect that there may be more than one player with this name here.
Feb-18-11  Caissanist: So far as I know these games are all from the same player. Shocron emigrated from Argentina to the United States sometime in the sixties or early seventies, and had a long career in both countries.
Jul-21-11  LIFE Master AJ: I actually played - and lost to - Shocron - as a young man. (I am 53 now.)
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  perfidious: <Caissanist>: Indeed Shocron did-just found a game from 2004 which is clearly his and have submitted it for correction.

Also, I remember seeing him (much to my surprise) in an event at Albany, New York in March 1980.

Aug-07-19  Caissanist: Collection of press clippings about Shocron during his years in the USA (he emigrated in 1960), including several photographs: http://www.lehighvalleychessclub.or... .
Feb-19-21  BIDMONFA: Ruben Shocron


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