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Oscar Humberto Castro Rojas
O H Castro Rojas 
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Number of games in database: 203
Years covered: 1969 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2370 (2357 rapid, 2396 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2382

Overall record: +66 -81 =56 (46.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (32) 
    B22 B25 B40 B31 B30
 French Defense (14) 
    C02 C00 C10
 King's Indian Attack (9) 
 Vienna Opening (7) 
    C29 C28 C25
 Queen's Pawn Game (7) 
    A45 D02 D00
 French (6) 
    C00 C10
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (14) 
    C72 C69 C91 C77 C95
 Dutch Defense (10) 
    A90 A85 A92 A81 A84
 Uncommon Opening (9) 
 Grunfeld (9) 
    D87 D98 D75 D97 D74
 English (9) 
    A16 A15 A10
 Ruy Lopez Exchange (5) 
    C69 C85 C68
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   O H Castro Rojas vs Petrosian, 1976 1-0
   O H Castro Rojas vs Geller, 1976 1-0
   O H Castro Rojas vs Ivkov, 1978 1-0
   M Melgosa vs O H Castro Rojas, 1999 0-1
   A Lombard vs O H Castro Rojas, 1976 0-1
   J Diaz vs O H Castro Rojas, 1976 1/2-1/2
   O H Castro Rojas vs D H Campora, 1979 1-0
   Ricardo Luis Borba Rapouso vs O H Castro Rojas, 2014 0-1
   O H Castro Rojas vs Liberzon, 1976 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Budapest Tungsram (1977)
   Sao Paulo (1978)
   Rome (1980)
   Esbjerg (1979)
   Biel Interzonal (1976)
   Nice Olympiad Final-B (1974)
   Haifa Olympiad (1976)
   Novi Sad Olympiad (1990)
   American Continental Championship (2005)
   American Continental (2014)

   🏆 American Continental
   O H Castro Rojas vs G Hernandez Guerrero (Oct-26-14) 0-1
   R Leitao vs O H Castro Rojas (Oct-25-14) 1-0
   O H Castro Rojas vs J F Cubas (Oct-24-14) 1-0
   O H Castro Rojas vs B Gonzalez (Oct-23-14) 1-0
   R Mesias Rojas vs O H Castro Rojas (Oct-22-14) 0-1

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(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)

Last updated: 2020-04-28 11:48:26

 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 256  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. O H Castro Rojas vs Adorjan  0-1401969Wch U20 fin-AB30 Sicilian
2. O H Castro Rojas vs B Vujacic  ½-½651969Wch U20 fin-AB50 Sicilian
3. J Krotki vs O H Castro Rojas  0-1591969Wch U20 prel-DD02 Queen's Pawn Game
4. O H Castro Rojas vs Adorjan  1-0261969Wch U20 prel-DD91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5
5. A Urzica vs O H Castro Rojas  1-0241969Wch U20 fin-AC45 Scotch Game
6. L Neckar vs O H Castro Rojas  0-1291969Wch U20 fin-AB03 Alekhine's Defense
7. J Kaplan vs O H Castro Rojas  1-0171969Wch U20 fin-AC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
8. Andersson vs O H Castro Rojas  1-0221969Wch U20 fin-AC47 Four Knights
9. O H Castro Rojas vs Karpov 0-1301969Wch U20 fin-AC33 King's Gambit Accepted
10. Mecking vs O H Castro Rojas  1-0341970El Tiempo-EcopetrolD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. B De Greiff vs O H Castro Rojas  ½-½281970El Tiempo-EcopetrolA16 English
12. L A Sanchez vs O H Castro Rojas  1-0421970El Tiempo-EcopetrolD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. O H Castro Rojas vs C Cuartas Bedoya  0-1641970El Tiempo-EcopetrolB40 Sicilian
14. O H Castro Rojas vs J Minaya  1-0431970El Tiempo-EcopetrolB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
15. O H Castro Rojas vs M Cuellar Gacharna  1-0261970El Tiempo-EcopetrolB56 Sicilian
16. J Gutierrez vs O H Castro Rojas  ½-½411970El Tiempo-EcopetrolC77 Ruy Lopez
17. T Yepez vs O H Castro Rojas  1-0321970El Tiempo-EcopetrolD40 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
18. O H Castro Rojas vs D Alzate  0-1351970El Tiempo-EcopetrolB27 Sicilian
19. O H Castro Rojas vs Hug  0-1421971Wch U20 q-2B30 Sicilian
20. O H Castro Rojas vs K Rogoff  0-1281972World Student Team Championship qual-2B32 Sicilian
21. Gheorghiu vs O H Castro Rojas  1-0241974Nice Olympiad qual-6A29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
22. Hort vs O H Castro Rojas  ½-½501974Nice Olympiad qual-6D62 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
23. O H Castro Rojas vs W Fairhurst  ½-½151974Nice Olympiad qual-6C25 Vienna
24. S Tatai vs O H Castro Rojas  1-0421974Nice Olympiad Final-BC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
25. O H Castro Rojas vs G Garcia Gonzalez  ½-½411974Nice Olympiad Final-BA07 King's Indian Attack
 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 256  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member
  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?

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  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 (spanish)
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 RIP IM Castro
Jul-27-18  BIDMONFA: Oscar Humberto Castro Rojas

CASTRO, Oscar H.

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