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Oscar Humberto Castro Rojas
Number of games in database: 119
Years covered: 1969 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2370 (2357 rapid, 2396 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2382

Overall record: +40 -52 =27 (45.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (16) 
    B22 B93 B25 B80 B32
 French Defense (9) 
    C00 C02
 King's Indian Attack (7) 
 Queen's Pawn Game (6) 
    A45 D02 D00
 Vienna Opening (6) 
    C29 C25 C28
 French (5) 
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (7) 
    C72 C69 C91 C77 C68
 Dutch Defense (7) 
    A90 A85 A81 A84
 English (5) 
    A16 A10 A15
 Uncommon Opening (5) 
 Grunfeld (4) 
    D87 D92 D98
 English, 1 c4 e5 (4) 
    A27 A22 A26 A25
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   O Castro vs Petrosian, 1976 1-0
   O Castro vs Geller, 1976 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 Ivkov, 1978 1-0
   O Castro vs D H Campora, 1979 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Biel Interzonal (1976)
   Haifa Olympiad (Men) (1976)
   American Continental Championship (2005)

   🏆 American Continental
   O Castro vs G 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
   O Castro vs F Perez Ponsa (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.

 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 119  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. O Castro vs Karpov 0-1301969Wch U20 fin-AC33 King's Gambit Accepted
2. O Castro vs K Rogoff  0-128197219th StudWTCh qual. group 2B32 Sicilian
3. Hort vs O Castro  ½-½501974Olympiad Qualifying Group 6D62 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
4. O Castro vs W Fairhurst  ½-½151974Olympiad Qualifying Group 6C25 Vienna
5. L A Sanchez vs O Castro  1-0421975Colombia ChampionshipB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
6. O Castro vs Gutierrez  1-0521975QuitoB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
7. O Castro vs J A Rubinetti  0-1401975Quito (Ecuador)C29 Vienna Gambit
8. A Puhm vs O Castro  ½-½121976Haifa Olympiad (Men)C68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
9. O Castro vs C Gamarra Caceres  0-1311976Haifa Olympiad (Men)B93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
10. O Castro vs J Ostos  ½-½461976Haifa Olympiad (Men)C00 French Defense
11. O Castro vs H Olafsson  ½-½481976Haifa Olympiad (Men)A15 English
12. O Castro vs H Wirthensohn  0-1331976Haifa Olympiad (Men)A15 English
13. O Castro vs A Ornstein  1-0381976Haifa Olympiad (Men)B80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
14. O Castro vs O Hjertenes  1-0281976Haifa Olympiad (Men)C00 French Defense
15. A Lombard vs O Castro 0-1441976Biel InterzonalD87 Grunfeld, Exchange
16. O Castro vs Ulf Andersson 0-11131976Biel InterzonalB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
17. Sosonko vs O Castro  ½-½371976Biel InterzonalD98 Grunfeld, Russian
18. Robert E Byrne vs O Castro  1-0411976Biel InterzonalB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
19. O Castro vs V Liberzon  ½-½621976Biel InterzonalB59 Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3
20. Csom vs O Castro  1-0421976Biel InterzonalC44 King's Pawn Game
21. O Castro vs Geller 1-0331976Biel InterzonalB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
22. Smyslov vs O Castro 1-0311976Biel InterzonalA04 Reti Opening
23. O Castro vs Petrosian 1-0521976Biel InterzonalC00 French Defense
24. Larsen vs O Castro 1-0361976Biel InterzonalA16 English
25. O Castro vs A Matanovic  ½-½331976Biel InterzonalC29 Vienna Gambit
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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.
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: he may be a GM-strength with victories against Larsen, Petrosian, Geller..

any news on Oscar Castro?

Premium Chessgames Member
  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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