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Silvino Garcia Martinez
S Garcia Martinez 
Number of games in database: 547
Years covered: 1964 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2338 (2323 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2470

Overall record: +101 -185 =261 (42.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (89) 
    B32 B42 B33 B92 B44
 Ruy Lopez (35) 
    C92 C91 C96 C93 C78
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (20) 
    C92 C91 C89 C96 C93
 Sicilian Najdorf (17) 
    B92 B99 B93 B90 B94
 King's Indian (15) 
    E63 E94 E62 E80 E73
 French Defense (14) 
    C05 C11 C15 C10 C16
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (95) 
    B43 B32 B23 B40 B22
 King's Indian (25) 
    E62 E97 E75 E95 E92
 Sicilian Kan (21) 
    B43 B42 B41
 Grunfeld (21) 
    D87 D86 D85 D78 D91
 English, 1 c4 c5 (15) 
    A34 A30 A33 A35 A38
 English (14) 
    A15 A17 A16 A10 A18
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   S Garcia Martinez vs Pomar Salamanca, 1975 1-0
   S Garcia Martinez vs Mokry, 1984 1-0
   D Levy vs S Garcia Martinez, 1970 0-1
   Najdorf vs S Garcia Martinez, 1970 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Goglidze Memorial (1980)
   Rubinstein Memorial (1975)
   Bayamo (1991)
   Rubinstein Memorial (1978)
   Carlos Torre Memorial Open (2002)
   Capablanca Memorial (1973)
   Skopje Olympiad Final-B (1972)
   Lugano Olympiad qual-7 (1968)
   Havana Olympiad qual-6 (1966)
   Chigorin Memorial (1965)
   Ubeda op 4th (1999)
   Lugano Olympiad Final-B (1968)
   Malaga Open (2001)
   Valletta Olympiad (1980)
   Buenos Aires Olympiad (1978)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   2001 Capablanca memorial (premier - I) by gauer
   2001 Capablanca memorial (premier - I) by trh6upsz
   2004 Capablanca memorial (group I) by gauer

   🏆 5th Srefidensi Masters
   S Garcia Martinez vs S Lu (Nov-26-17) 0-1
   Tiviakov vs S Garcia Martinez (Nov-25-17) 1/2-1/2
   S Garcia Martinez vs L Bruzon Batista (Nov-22-17) 0-1

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(born Jul-04-1944, 78 years old) Cuba

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Silvino Garcia Martinez was born in Havana. Garcia became Pan-American Champion at Cardenas 1968 and was awarded the IM title in 1969 and the GM title in 1975 (the first Cuban to become a GM). He was Cuban Champion in 1968 (after a play-off), 1970, 1973 and 1979-80. A regular member of the Cuban Olympiad team, Garcia won the 1968 Pan American tournament and came equal third at the 1973 Capablanca Memorial (at Cienfuegos) and shared second at Havana 1985.

Wikipedia article: Silvino García Martínez

Last updated: 2020-09-26 06:14:33

 page 1 of 28; games 1-25 of 684  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S Garcia Martinez vs H Rossetto 0-1511964Capablanca MemorialB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
2. R Ortega vs S Garcia Martinez  1-0351964Capablanca MemorialB06 Robatsch
3. S Garcia Martinez vs H Santa Cruz  ½-½531964Capablanca MemorialC66 Ruy Lopez
4. O'Kelly vs S Garcia Martinez  1-0381964Capablanca MemorialB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
5. S Garcia Martinez vs Evans 0-1401964Capablanca MemorialC70 Ruy Lopez
6. Taimanov vs S Garcia Martinez  1-0431964Capablanca MemorialD94 Grunfeld
7. S Garcia Martinez vs Smyslov 0-1261964Capablanca MemorialB16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
8. Robatsch vs S Garcia Martinez  1-0471964Capablanca MemorialB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
9. S Garcia Martinez vs N Padevsky  0-1311964Capablanca MemorialB57 Sicilian
10. S Garcia Martinez vs M Udovcic  1-0661964Capablanca MemorialB42 Sicilian, Kan
11. Portisch vs S Garcia Martinez  1-0361964Capablanca MemorialE90 King's Indian
12. S Garcia Martinez vs E Jimenez Zerquera  ½-½301964Capablanca MemorialC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
13. Stahlberg vs S Garcia Martinez  1-0391964Capablanca MemorialE61 King's Indian
14. S Garcia Martinez vs Uhlmann  0-1531964Capablanca MemorialC19 French, Winawer, Advance
15. Letelier vs S Garcia Martinez ½-½511964Capablanca MemorialE77 King's Indian
16. S Garcia Martinez vs R G Wade  0-1381964Capablanca MemorialC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
17. Pachman vs S Garcia Martinez  1-0321964Capablanca MemorialB49 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
18. S Garcia Martinez vs E Cobo Arteaga  ½-½301964Capablanca MemorialC96 Ruy Lopez, Closed
19. C Bielicki vs S Garcia Martinez  1-0311964Capablanca MemorialD75 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O c5, 8.dxc5
20. S Garcia Martinez vs K Darga  ½-½331964Capablanca MemorialC10 French
21. J H Donner vs S Garcia Martinez  1-0381964Capablanca MemorialD93 Grunfeld, with Bf4 & e3
22. S Garcia Martinez vs Ujtumen  1-0431965Chigorin MemorialC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
23. S Garcia Martinez vs D Ciric  0-1411965Chigorin MemorialB42 Sicilian, Kan
24. S Garcia Martinez vs M Damjanovic  1-0631965Chigorin MemorialB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
25. Y Kotkov vs S Garcia Martinez  0-1441965Chigorin MemorialC70 Ruy Lopez
 page 1 of 28; games 1-25 of 684  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  Benzol: Silvino Garcia Martinez
Born 4th July 1944 in Havana
An IM in 1969 and a GM in 1975 he was Cuban champion in 1968 (after playoff), 1970, 1973 and 1979-80.
Jul-04-06  BIDMONFA: Silvino Garcia-Martinez


Oct-29-06  WarmasterKron: Silvino Garcia-Martinez played a game with Castro in the record simul a few years ago. Can anyone find a record of it?
Jul-04-08  brankat: Happy Birthday Silvino!
Premium Chessgames Member
  chancho: Jose Raul Capablanca's record:

<+377 -47 =265 (73.9%)>

Compare that to Garcia Martinez's (The first Cuban to obtain the GM title from FIDE) <+46 -136 =137 (35.9%)>.

He has about the same number of wins that Capa had in total losses for his entire career.


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  kingscrusher: Does anyone know if the ruy Lopez d3 system is named after this Martinez ?!
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  technical draw: GM Garcia Martinez's opponents are a regular who's who of great chessplayers.
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  technical draw: By the way the movie "Born on the Fourth of July" is not about this Cuban GM.
Jul-16-21  TheBish: It's odd reading that someone other than Capablanca was the first Cuban GM! (One of the best ever wasn't good enough for the title!) Of course I know that the title didn't exist then, but it seems like glossing over the fact that Capa ever existed.

"Since FIDE did not award the Grandmaster title posthumously, world-class players who died prior to 1950, including World Champions Steinitz, Lasker, Capablanca, and Alekhine, never received the title." From Wikipedia.

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