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Eldis Cobo Arteaga
Number of games in database: 189
Years covered: 1952 to 1978
Highest rating achieved in database: 2420

Overall record: +31 -75 =83 (38.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Modern Benoni (12) 
    A56 A57 A59 A64 A61
 King's Indian (11) 
    E70 E95 E82 E77 E64
 Sicilian (8) 
    B46 B94 B62 B92 B41
 Queen's Indian (8) 
    E12 E19 E15
 Grunfeld (6) 
    D94 D80 D92 D98 D90
 English, 1 c4 c5 (5) 
    A34 A37 A30 A31 A36
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (27) 
    B33 B35 B57 B20 B44
 King's Indian (15) 
    E60 E69 E87 E95 E94
 Ruy Lopez (8) 
    C96 C84 C80 C93 C67
 King's Indian Attack (5) 
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (5) 
    C96 C84 C93
 Reti System (4) 
    A04 A05
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   E Cobo Arteaga vs Tal, 1963 1/2-1/2
   Larry Evans vs E Cobo Arteaga, 1958 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Havana (1965)

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(born Sep-05-1929, 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.

 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 189  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. E Cobo Arteaga vs E Eliskases 0-1331952HavanaE70 King's Indian
2. E Cobo Arteaga vs Gligoric  0-1471952HavanaE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
3. R Toran Albero vs E Cobo Arteaga  ½-½241952HavanaA04 Reti Opening
4. Najdorf vs E Cobo Arteaga  1-0291952HavanaD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
5. G Pfeiffer vs E Cobo Arteaga  1-0471952Helsinki ol (Men) prel-AC77 Ruy Lopez
6. P Kremer vs E Cobo Arteaga  0-1301952Helsinki ol (Men) prel-AB20 Sicilian
7. E Cobo Arteaga vs D Hooper  ½-½271952Helsinki ol (Men) prel-AD68 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical
8. E Cobo Arteaga vs E Weichselbaumer  1-0271952Helsinki ol (Men) prel-AE41 Nimzo-Indian
9. C Kottnauer vs E Cobo Arteaga  1-0611952Helsinki ol (Men) prel-AA19 English, Mikenas-Carls, Sicilian Variation
10. E Cobo Arteaga vs H Rossetto  0-1251952Helsinki ol (Men) prel-AD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
11. Eigil Pedersen vs E Cobo Arteaga  0-1401952Helsinki ol (Men) prel-AA48 King's Indian
12. F Scafarelli vs E Cobo Arteaga  ½-½421952Helsinki ol (Men) fin-BD69 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical,
13. L Barden vs E Cobo Arteaga  0-1531952Helsinki ol (Men) fin-BC26 Vienna
14. E Cobo Arteaga vs J H Donner  0-1401952Helsinki ol (Men) fin-BE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
15. A Beni vs E Cobo Arteaga  0-1311952Helsinki ol (Men) fin-BC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
16. E Cobo Arteaga vs I Aloni  0-1421952Helsinki ol (Men) fin-BD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
17. W Litmanowicz vs E Cobo Arteaga  ½-½221952Helsinki ol (Men) fin-BE19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
18. E Cobo Arteaga vs H Platz  1-0371952Helsinki ol (Men) fin-BB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
19. E Aronson vs E Cobo Arteaga  0-136195859th US OpenE87 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox
20. E Cobo Arteaga vs A Kaufman  0-148195859th US OpenA56 Benoni Defense
21. Robert Gove vs E Cobo Arteaga  0-128195859th US OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
22. E Cobo Arteaga vs M Green  1-033195859th US OpenA57 Benko Gambit
23. E Cobo Arteaga vs E McCormick  1-034195859th US OpenD09 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3
24. E Macskasy vs E Cobo Arteaga  0-144195859th US OpenE60 King's Indian Defense
25. I Theodorovich vs E Cobo Arteaga  0-146195859th US OpenB20 Sicilian
 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 189  PGN Download
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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...):

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