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Eldis Cobo Arteaga
E Cobo Arteaga 

Number of games in database: 423
Years covered: 1952 to 1978
Highest rating achieved in database: 2420
Overall record: +111 -122 =190 (48.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (32) 
    E97 E95 E98 E85 E70
 Sicilian (20) 
    B68 B98 B88 B63 B32
 Modern Benoni (15) 
    A56 A57 A59 A72 A68
 Queen's Indian (14) 
    E12 E19 E15 E13
 Semi-Slav (8) 
    D43 D45 D48
 Queen's Gambit Declined (8) 
    D37 D38 D31
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (49) 
    B33 B35 B44 B47 B30
 King's Indian (32) 
    E81 E60 E77 E95 E70
 Ruy Lopez (21) 
    C96 C77 C93 C98 C87
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (14) 
    C96 C98 C93 C99 C89
 Grunfeld (8) 
    D91 D94 D93 D87 D92
 Orthodox Defense (8) 
    D52 D58 D64 D69 D63
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   E Cobo Arteaga vs V Ciocaltea, 1965 1-0
   Evans vs E Cobo Arteaga, 1958 0-1
   E Cobo Arteaga vs Tal, 1963 1/2-1/2
   E Cobo Arteaga vs Velimirovic, 1971 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Leipzig Olympiad Final-B (1960)
   Varna Olympiad Final-B (1962)
   Pan American Championship (1966)
   Pan American Championship (1968)
   Varna Olympiad qual-4 (1962)
   Lugano Olympiad qual-7 (1968)
   Odzaci (1978)
   Capablanca Memorial (1962)
   Capablanca Memorial (1967)
   Helsinki Olympiad Final-B (1952)
   Havana (1952)
   Asztalos Memorial (1967)
   Leipzig Olympiad qual-4 (1960)
   Tel Aviv Olympiad Final-B (1964)
   Helsinki Olympiad qual-1 (1952)

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(born Sep-02-1929, died 1991, 61 years old) Cuba

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Eldis Cobo Arteaga was awarded the IM title in 1967 and was joint Cuban champion in 1950. Winner of the US Open in 1958.

Wikipedia article: Eldis Cobo Arteaga

Last updated: 2020-11-03 11:41:18

 page 1 of 17; games 1-25 of 423  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. E Cobo Arteaga vs E Jimenez Zerquera  ½-½421952HavanaC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
2. Rossolimo vs E Cobo Arteaga  1-0281952HavanaA14 English
3. E Cobo Arteaga vs F Planas Garcia  ½-½361952HavanaC10 French
4. J Gonzalez de Vega vs E Cobo Arteaga  ½-½391952HavanaD62 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
5. E Cobo Arteaga vs Eliskases 0-1331952HavanaE70 King's Indian
6. M Aleman Dovo vs E Cobo Arteaga  0-1581952HavanaD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. E Cobo Arteaga vs Reshevsky  ½-½391952HavanaE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
8. Ed. Lasker vs E Cobo Arteaga  ½-½621952HavanaE00 Queen's Pawn Game
9. E Cobo Arteaga vs Evans  ½-½601952HavanaD48 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
10. L Prins vs E Cobo Arteaga  ½-½231952HavanaC26 Vienna
11. E Cobo Arteaga vs Gligoric  0-1471952HavanaE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
12. R Toran Albero vs E Cobo Arteaga  ½-½241952HavanaA04 Reti Opening
13. E Cobo Arteaga vs A Pomar Salamanca  1-0481952HavanaD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
14. H Steiner vs E Cobo Arteaga  ½-½311952HavanaD64 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
15. E Cobo Arteaga vs R Romero  ½-½171952HavanaE10 Queen's Pawn Game
16. Najdorf vs E Cobo Arteaga  1-0291952HavanaD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
17. R Ortega vs E Cobo Arteaga  0-1411952HavanaA80 Dutch
18. E Cobo Arteaga vs I A Horowitz  ½-½191952HavanaD57 Queen's Gambit Declined, Lasker Defense
19. C Guimard vs E Cobo Arteaga  1-0401952HavanaD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. G Pfeiffer vs E Cobo Arteaga  1-0471952Helsinki Olympiad qual-1C77 Ruy Lopez
21. P Kremer vs E Cobo Arteaga  0-1301952Helsinki Olympiad qual-1B20 Sicilian
22. E Cobo Arteaga vs D V Hooper ½-½271952Helsinki Olympiad qual-1D68 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical
23. E Cobo Arteaga vs E Weichselbaumer 1-0271952Helsinki Olympiad qual-1E41 Nimzo-Indian
24. C Kottnauer vs E Cobo Arteaga  1-0611952Helsinki Olympiad qual-1A19 English, Mikenas-Carls, Sicilian Variation
25. E Cobo Arteaga vs H Rossetto 0-1251952Helsinki Olympiad qual-1D38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
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  Benzol: Eldis Cobo Arteaga
Born 5th September 1929
Joint Cuban Champion in 1950 he was awarded the IM title in 1967.
Apr-23-06  szunzein: CG: I'm affraid that M. Eldis Cobo passed away long ago; would you update the information above? I'm aware that there are tournaments in Cuba on "Eldis Cobo in memorian". Thanks
Apr-23-06  szunzein: BTW he was a strong player, 22.7% doesn't reflec his strength, but CG is not to blame for that of course.
Sep-05-06  BIDMONFA: Eldis Cobo Arteaga

COBO, Eldis

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  Joshka: This guy also won the US Open in 1958!! year after Bobby did.
May-13-09  Petrosianic: After he won the US Open, <Chess Review> ran a puff piece announcing the result and questioning whether Cobo-Arteaga might be the next Capablanca. (Not trying to put any pressure on the guy, you understand.) Unfortunately, in the end, it took more than being born in Havana to be Capablanca, as should have been obvious from the outset, really. So, if you think trying to inject Fischer into a story about Cobo-Arteaga's US Open win is silly, <Chess Review> went one better.
Dec-07-09  machuelo: As szunzein mention, Eldis Cobo passed away long time ago, still young. I was very close friend of his and his family. And yes, he won the US Open in 1958 over Larry Evans and Robert Byrne among others. He, Jesús Rodríguez and Eleazar Jimenez, perennial Cuban Chess Champion ion the 60th, were the best players of the island before the new generation; all them passed away. Mr. Cobo Arteaga was a nice and afable gentleman with many friends in the chess world. Rest in Peace.
Miguel A. Sánchez
(New York 2009)
May-21-15  zanzibar: You can find a good picture of him, standing and facing front, here:

He's first on the left, if I translated the caption correctly.

Feb-26-16  zanzibar: Sorry, but the link I gave just above is stale.. unbelievable!

But here's a couple of other pictures, let's hope they last longer: (Cobo en la Olimpíada de La Habana 1966)

Here's a Fischer postcard that mentions him (remember, Fischer's just a punk teenage kid on the rise...):

Dec-31-19  jerseybob: <zanzibar:Here's a Fischer postcard that mentions him(Eldis Cobo) (remember, Fischer's just a punk teenage kid on the rise...)> Great postcard! News moved at a snail's pace in those days.

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