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Oscar Humberto Castro Rojas
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.
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)
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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|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 11; games 1-25 of 256
|1. O H Castro Rojas vs Adorjan
|| ||0-1||40||1969||Wch U20 fin-A||B30 Sicilian|
|2. O H Castro Rojas vs B Vujacic
|| ||½-½||65||1969||Wch U20 fin-A||B50 Sicilian|
|3. J Krotki vs O H Castro Rojas
|| ||0-1||59||1969||Wch U20 prel-D||D02 Queen's Pawn Game|
|4. O H Castro Rojas vs Adorjan
|| ||1-0||26||1969||Wch U20 prel-D||D91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5|
|5. A Urzica vs O H Castro Rojas
|| ||1-0||24||1969||Wch U20 fin-A||C45 Scotch Game|
|6. L Neckar vs O H Castro Rojas
|| ||0-1||29||1969||Wch U20 fin-A||B03 Alekhine's Defense|
|7. J Kaplan vs O H Castro Rojas
|| ||1-0||17||1969||Wch U20 fin-A||C63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense|
|8. Andersson vs O H Castro Rojas
|| ||1-0||22||1969||Wch U20 fin-A||C47 Four Knights|
|9. O H Castro Rojas vs Karpov
||0-1||30||1969||Wch U20 fin-A||C33 King's Gambit Accepted|
|10. Mecking vs O H Castro Rojas
|| ||1-0||34||1970||El Tiempo-Ecopetrol||D35 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|11. B De Greiff vs O H Castro Rojas
|| ||½-½||28||1970||El Tiempo-Ecopetrol||A16 English|
|12. L A Sanchez vs O H Castro Rojas
|| ||1-0||42||1970||El Tiempo-Ecopetrol||D35 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|13. O H Castro Rojas vs C Cuartas Bedoya
|| ||0-1||64||1970||El Tiempo-Ecopetrol||B40 Sicilian|
|14. O H Castro Rojas vs J Minaya
|| ||1-0||43||1970||El Tiempo-Ecopetrol||B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3|
|15. O H Castro Rojas vs M Cuellar Gacharna
|| ||1-0||26||1970||El Tiempo-Ecopetrol||B56 Sicilian|
|16. J Gutierrez vs O H Castro Rojas
|| ||½-½||41||1970||El Tiempo-Ecopetrol||C77 Ruy Lopez|
|17. T Yepez vs O H Castro Rojas
|| ||1-0||32||1970||El Tiempo-Ecopetrol||D40 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch|
|18. O H Castro Rojas vs D Alzate
|| ||0-1||35||1970||El Tiempo-Ecopetrol||B27 Sicilian|
|19. O H Castro Rojas vs Hug
|| ||0-1||42||1971||Wch U20 q-2||B30 Sicilian|
|20. O H Castro Rojas vs K Rogoff
|| ||0-1||28||1972||World Student Team Championship qual-2||B32 Sicilian|
|21. Gheorghiu vs O H Castro Rojas
|| ||1-0||24||1974||Nice Olympiad qual-6||A29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto|
|22. Hort vs O H Castro Rojas
|| ||½-½||50||1974||Nice Olympiad qual-6||D62 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack|
|23. O H Castro Rojas vs W Fairhurst
|| ||½-½||15||1974||Nice Olympiad qual-6||C25 Vienna|
|24. S Tatai vs O H Castro Rojas
|| ||1-0||42||1974||Nice Olympiad Final-B||C69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation|
|25. O H Castro Rojas vs G Garcia Gonzalez
|| ||½-½||41||1974||Nice Olympiad Final-B||A07 King's Indian Attack|
| page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 256
|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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