Oscar Humberto Castro Rojas
Number of games in database: 143
Years covered: 1969 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2370 (2357 rapid, 2396 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2382
Overall record: +48 -58 =37 (46.5%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.
NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
O Castro vs Petrosian, 1976 1-0
O Castro vs Geller, 1976 1-0
O Castro vs Ivkov, 1978 1-0
M Melgosa vs O Castro, 1999 0-1
A Lombard vs O Castro, 1976 0-1
J Diaz Diaz vs O Castro, 1976 1/2-1/2
O Castro vs D H Campora, 1979 1-0
O Castro vs Liberzon, 1976 1/2-1/2
NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
Sao Paulo (1978)
Biel Interzonal (1976)
Nice Olympiad Final-B (1974)
American Continental (2014)
Haifa Olympiad (1976)
Novi Sad Olympiad (1990)
American Continental Championship (2005)
🏆 American Continental
O Castro vs Hernandez Guerrero (Oct-26-14) 0-1
Leitao vs O Castro (Oct-25-14) 1-0
O Castro vs J F Cubas (Oct-24-14) 1-0
O Castro vs B Gonzalez (Oct-23-14) 1-0
R Mesias Rojas vs O Castro (Oct-22-14) 0-1
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|OSCAR HUMBERTO CASTRO ROJAS
(born May-08-1953, died Apr-12-2015, 61 years old) Colombia
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Oscar Humberto Castro Rojas was awarded the IM title in 1975 and was Colombian champion in 1972 and 1973. He represented Colombia at both the Nice and Haifa Olympiads in 1974 and 1976 respectively. In 1976 he also played in the Biel interzonal and finished 18th out of twenty players but his result included victories over Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian and Efim Geller.
Later in the same year he had an excellent 2nd at Maresme in Spain. Shared 2nd in Linares 1979. In his returns to Colombia he won more 3 Colombian championships 1992, 1994 and 1999.
He died in 2015 in Medellin of a heart attack when he was assaulted by robbers.
Wikipedia article: Oscar Castro (chess player)
| page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 145
|1. O Castro vs Adorjan
|| ||0-1||40||1969||Wch U20 fin-A||B22 Sicilian, Alapin|
|2. J Krotki vs O Castro
|| ||0-1||59||1969||Wch U20 prel-D||D02 Queen's Pawn Game|
|3. O Castro vs Karpov
||0-1||30||1969||Wch U20 fin-A||C33 King's Gambit Accepted|
|4. O Castro vs Hug
|| ||0-1||42||1971||Wch U20 q-2||B30 Sicilian|
|5. O Castro vs Rogoff
|| ||0-1||28||1972||19th StudWTCh qual. group 2||B32 Sicilian|
|6. Gheorghiu vs O Castro
|| ||1-0||24||1974||Nice Olympiad qual-6||A29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto|
|7. Hort vs O Castro
|| ||½-½||50||1974||Nice Olympiad qual-6||D62 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack|
|8. O Castro vs W Fairhurst
|| ||½-½||15||1974||Nice Olympiad qual-6||C25 Vienna|
|9. S Tatai vs O Castro
|| ||1-0||42||1974||Nice Olympiad Final-B||C69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation|
|10. O Castro vs G Garcia Gonzalez
|| ||½-½||41||1974||Nice Olympiad Final-B||A07 King's Indian Attack|
|11. O Castro vs Z Doda
|| ||1-0||44||1974||Nice Olympiad Final-B||B40 Sicilian|
|12. O Castro vs A Lombard
|| ||½-½||48||1974||Nice Olympiad Final-B||B40 Sicilian|
|13. F Olafsson vs O Castro
|| ||0-1||64||1974||Nice Olympiad Final-B||B00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening|
|14. O Castro vs Liberzon
|| ||½-½||32||1974||Nice Olympiad Final-B||B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation|
|15. J Seret vs O Castro
|| ||½-½||56||1974||Nice Olympiad Final-B||B00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening|
|16. O Castro vs Gutierrez
|| ||1-0||52||1975||Quito||B93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4|
|17. O Castro vs J A Rubinetti
|| ||0-1||40||1975||Quito (Ecuador)||C29 Vienna Gambit|
|18. L A Sanchez vs O Castro
|| ||1-0||42||1975||Colombia Championship||B04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern|
|19. A Lombard vs O Castro
||0-1||44||1976||Biel Interzonal||D87 Grunfeld, Exchange|
|20. O Castro vs Andersson
||0-1||113||1976||Biel Interzonal||B47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation|
|21. Sosonko vs O Castro
|| ||½-½||37||1976||Biel Interzonal||D98 Grunfeld, Russian|
|22. R Byrne vs O Castro
|| ||1-0||41||1976||Biel Interzonal||B00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening|
|23. O Castro vs Liberzon
|| ||½-½||62||1976||Biel Interzonal||B59 Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3|
|24. Csom vs O Castro
|| ||1-0||42||1976||Biel Interzonal||C44 King's Pawn Game|
|25. O Castro vs Geller
||1-0||33||1976||Biel Interzonal||B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation|
| page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 145
|Sep-12-04|| ||Benzol: And I thought his name was just Oscar Castro. |
|Jul-20-05|| ||Caissanist: Actually his name is rather short for a Latino. Every Spaniard or Latin American has at least two last names, and some have three or even four.|
|Aug-20-05|| ||morphynoman2: SOrry, but in Colombia nobody call him Castro-Rojas. He is, as Benzol say, just Oscar Castro.|
|Mar-30-06|| ||Caissanist: A thorough explanation of the Latino double last name thing was recently posted on the Francisco Vallejo-Pons page.|
|May-08-10|| ||wordfunph: he may be a GM-strength with victories against Larsen, Petrosian, Geller..|
any news on Oscar Castro?
|May-08-10|| ||Tabanus: Shared 2nd in Linares 1979. Colombian champion 1972, 1973 (1974?), 1992, 1994 and 1999. |
|Apr-12-15|| ||SickedChess: this strong MI died of a heart attack when he was assaulted by robbers
|Apr-12-15|| ||SickedChess: RIP MI Oscar Castro|
|Apr-13-15|| ||ChessVip: sad news, he was very active and his last international tournament was IX American Continental Classical Championship 2014 http://chess-results.com/tnr147485....
RIP IM Castro|
|Jul-27-18|| ||BIDMONFA: Oscar Humberto Castro Rojas|
CASTRO, Oscar H.
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