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Antonio Angel Medina Garcia
A Medina Garcia 
Antonio Medina, 1944. Photograph from  
Number of games in database: 535
Years covered: 1943 to 1983
Highest rating achieved in database: 2380

Overall record: +142 -221 =172 (42.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (85) 
    B25 B93 B43 B84 B91
 Ruy Lopez (52) 
    C90 C82 C78 C79 C72
 King's Indian Attack (45) 
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (24) 
    C90 C84 C93 C97 C94
 French Defense (23) 
    C07 C05 C11 C16 C03
 Caro-Kann (19) 
    B13 B18 B14 B17 B16
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (70) 
    C72 C69 C73 C75 C93
 King's Indian (28) 
    E83 E75 E87 E69 E61
 Queen's Gambit Declined (23) 
    D35 D37 D38 D30
 Orthodox Defense (23) 
    D54 D50 D56 D58 D59
 English (19) 
    A15 A14 A10 A13 A17
 Ruy Lopez Exchange (13) 
    C69 C68
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Saemisch vs A Medina Garcia, 1943 0-1
   A Medina Garcia vs Pomar Salamanca, 1969 1-0
   A Medina Garcia vs Keres, 1943 1/2-1/2
   A Medina Garcia vs Alekhine, 1945 1-0
   J Piket vs A Medina Garcia, 1970 0-1
   Benko vs A Medina Garcia, 1969 1/2-1/2
   A Medina Garcia vs K Langeweg, 1965 1-0
   Pomar Salamanca vs A Medina Garcia, 1974 1/2-1/2
   A Medina Garcia vs S Lyman, 1962 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Hastings 1952/53 (1952)
   Amsterdam IBM-B (1967)
   Hoogovens-B (1968)
   Amsterdam IBM-B (1971)
   London B (1946)
   Hoogovens-B (1967)
   Madrid (1951)
   Venice (1969)
   Las Palmas (1972)
   Solingen (1968)
   Palma de Mallorca (1968)
   Palma de Mallorca (1967)
   Hoogovens (1965)
   Lugano Olympiad Final-B (1968)
   Haifa Olympiad (1976)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Hastings 1952/53 by Phony Benoni

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(born Oct-02-1919, died Oct-31-2003, 84 years old) Spain

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Antonio Angel Jose Medina Garcia was born in Barcelona. Awarded the IM title in 1950, he was Spanish champion in 1944, 1945, 1947, 1949, 1952, 1963 and 1964.

Wikipedia article: Antonio Medina García

Last updated: 2017-09-11 05:50:50

 page 1 of 22; games 1-25 of 535  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Saemisch vs A Medina Garcia 0-1191943MadridD08 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit
2. A Ingelmo vs A Medina Garcia  ½-½561943MadridC50 Giuoco Piano
3. F J Perez Perez vs A Medina Garcia  1-0261943MadridC29 Vienna Gambit
4. M De Agustin vs A Medina Garcia  1-0221943MadridC56 Two Knights
5. A Medina Garcia vs Keres ½-½411943MadridC56 Two Knights
6. A Medina Garcia vs A Bonet  1-0431944GijonC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
7. Pomar Salamanca vs A Medina Garcia 0-1511944GijonC47 Four Knights
8. A Medina Garcia vs V Gonzalez  ½-½511944GijonC88 Ruy Lopez
9. M Mampel vs A Medina Garcia 0-1401944GijonC56 Two Knights
10. A Medina Garcia vs Alekhine 0-1401944GijonC53 Giuoco Piano
11. A Rico Gonzalez vs A Medina Garcia 0-1571944GijonC50 Giuoco Piano
12. A Medina Garcia vs J Salas Romo  1-0371944GijonC66 Ruy Lopez
13. L Gallegos vs A Medina Garcia  0-1551944GijonC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
14. A Medina Garcia vs Alekhine 1-0841945GijonB75 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
15. A Medina Garcia vs Alekhine  ½-½321945SabadellC78 Ruy Lopez
16. A Medina Garcia vs W Winter 1-0271946London BB72 Sicilian, Dragon
17. Denker vs A Medina Garcia  1-0381946London BA46 Queen's Pawn Game
18. A Medina Garcia vs M Christoffel  0-1271946London BB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
19. Euwe vs A Medina Garcia  1-0441946London BD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. A Medina Garcia vs G Abrahams  0-1411946London BB56 Sicilian
21. G A Thomas vs A Medina Garcia  1-0431946London BC77 Ruy Lopez
22. F Lupi vs A Medina Garcia  0-1431946London BC50 Giuoco Piano
23. A Medina Garcia vs P Devos  1-0281946London BB58 Sicilian
24. R H Newman vs A Medina Garcia  ½-½331946London BD08 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit
25. A Medina Garcia vs G Wood  1-0691946London BC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
 page 1 of 22; games 1-25 of 535  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-03-03  AdrianP: Antonio Medina-Garcia died very recently. He had played all the greats including every world champion between Alekhine and Fischer (inclusive). He apparently had wins over Alekhine, Euwe and Fischer. Here's the Alekhine one...

Medina-Garcia vs Alekhine, 1945

Nov-03-03  drukenknight: I dont think he had a win over Fischer, going from memory.
Oct-02-05  ThunderStorm: Happy Birthday Mr. Medina-Garcia!
Jan-23-06  BIDMONFA: Antonio Angel Medina-Garcia

MEDINA, Antonio
Died 31 October 2003

Jan-23-07  Caissanist: About 30 or 40 more Medina games can be found on the hidden page Garcia.
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  Peligroso Patzer: <AdrianP: Antonio Medina-Garcia died very recently. He had played all the greats including every world champion between Alekhine and Fischer (inclusive). He apparently had wins over Alekhine, Euwe and Fischer. ***>

<drukenknight: I dont think he had a win over Fischer, going from memory. >

The book "How to Beat Bobby Fischer" by Edmar J Mednis (Dover Publications, Inc., 1998), which purports to include all of Fischer's lost games from serious tournament and match competition during the period 1958-1972, does not have any game between Fischer and Medina-Garcia, so <drukenknight>'s memory appears to be correct.

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  Peligroso Patzer: With regard to the question of whether Medina-Garcia ever defeated Fischer, the following appears on this page: A Medina-Garcia vs Alekhine, 1945

"Lawrence: *** Googling around, it turns out that Antonio Medina also won the U.S. open once and beat Fischer several times playing fast games."

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  Benzol: He apparently won the US Open title in 1963 ahead of both Benko and Lombardy. He won his last four games. One of these was against Arthur Bisguier and relegated Bisguier into a tie for fourth and fifth places. I have uploaded it so I hope it will appear soon.
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  WannaBe: Never awarded GM title? Or is the bio in need of updating?
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  perfidious: <WannaBe> Haven't seen any indication Medina ever received the GM title.

Am working on the page mentioned by <Caissanist>; hope to get some of the games noted by him where they belong, soon.

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  perfidious: One further note: the games attributed to Medina from Mexico City 1932 are not at all likely to be his, as this player would have been thirteen that year. At 365chess, the player is listed as J Garcia.
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  Benzol: I may have been mistaken on the year of that game against Bisguier. It might have been 1962.

Here's the score if you can't wait for the game appear in the DB.

[Event "US Open"]
[Site "USA"]
[Date "1962 or 63.??.??"]
[EventDate "?"]
[Round "?"]
[Result "1-0"]
[White "Medina - Garcia"]
[Black "Bisguier"]
[ECO "C90"]
[WhiteElo "?"]
[BlackElo "?"]
[PlyCount "121"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 O-O 8. c3 d6 9. d3 Na5 10. Bc2 c6 11. Nbd2 Qc7 12. Nf1 Ne8 13. Ng3 g6 14. Bh6 Ng7 15. d4 Nb7 16. a4 bxa4 17. Bxa4 Nd8 18. Nd2 f6 19. Bb3+ Nf7 20. Be3 h5 21. f4 exf4 22. Bxf4 h4 23. Nh1 Nh5 24. Bh6 Ng7 25. Nf2 Rb8 26. Be3 f5 27. Nd3 Kh7 28. Rf1 Qd8 29. Bc2 Bg5 30. Qe1 h3 31. gxh3 Bxe3+ 32. Qxe3 Qg5+ 33. Qxg5 Nxg5 34. h4 Nf7 35. b4 Nh6 36. Nf3 Ng4 37. Ng5+ Kh6 38. Rae1 Rb7 39. e5 dxe5 40. Nxe5 Nxe5 41. Rxe5 f4 42. Be4 Rf6 43. Rc5 Bd7 44. Kf2 Rb5 45. Bd3 Rxc5 46. dxc5 Nf5 47. Bxa6 Nxh4 48. Nf3 Nxf3 49. Kxf3 g5 50. Rd1 g4+ 51. Kf2 Be6 52. Rd6 Kg5 53. Rxc6 Rh6 54. Kg1 f3 55. Bc8 Bxc8 56. Rxc8 f2+ 57. Kxf2 Rxh2+ 58. Ke3 Rh3+ 59. Kd4 g3 60. Rg8+ Kf4 61. c6 1-0

Oct-27-14  BIDMONFA: Antonio Angel Medina Garcia

MEDINA, Antonio

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  wwall: Medina won the US Open, held in San Antonio, in 1962. Lombardy and Robert Byrne tied for 1st at the US Open at Chicago in 1963. In 1969, he tied for 3rd, behind Benko and Ivkov, at Malaga at the age of 49.
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  Fusilli: Nice photo. Classy, elegant man.
Apr-13-20  Gottschalk: Very precise conduction through all phases of the game.

[Event "Olympiad"]
[Site "Lugano-ol"]
[Date "1968.??.??"]
[White "Medina,Antonio"]
[Black "German,Eugenio"]
[Round "?"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A00"]

1. g3 g6 2. Bg2 Bg7 3. d3 d6 4. e4 e5 5. Ne2
Nc6 6. c4 Nge7 7. Nbc3 O-O 8. h4 h6 9. Be3
Nd4 10. Qd2 Kh7 11. O-O-O Bg4 12. f4 Qd7 13. Rdf1 h5 14. Ng1 c6 15. Nh3 b5 16. cxb5 cxb5 17. Kb1
Rac8 18. Rc1 Kg8 19. Ng5 f6 20. Nh3 Rc6 21. Nf2
Be6 22. f5 gxf5 23. exf5 Nexf5 24. Bxc6 Qxc6 25. b3 Qf3 26. Bxd4 Bh6 27. Qe2 Qxe2 28. Nxe2 Bxc1 29. Rxc1 Nxd4 30. Nxd4 exd4 31. Rc6 Bf5 32. Rxd6 Re8 33. Ne4 Bxe4 34. dxe4 Rxe4 35. Rxf6 Re3 36. Rf5 b4 37. Rxh5 d3 38. Kc1 Kf7 39. Rb5 Rxg3 40. Rxb4 Ke6 41. Ra4 Rg7 42. Kd2 Rd7 43. h5 Kf5 44. Rh4 Kg5 45. Rh3
Kh6 46. a3 Rd6 47. a4 Rb6 48. Kc3 Rb7 49. Rxd3
Kxh5 50. Rg3 Kh4 51. Rg8 Rc7+ 52. Kb4 Rb7+ 53. Ka3 Rf7 54. a5 Kh5 55. Ka4 Kh6 56. Kb5 Kh7 57. Rg3
Rf6 58. b4 Re6 59. Kc5 Ra6 60. Rd3 Rf6 61. Rd7+
Kg8 62. Rxa7 Rf5+ 63. Kb6 Rf6+ 64. Kb5 Rf5+ 65. Ka4 Kf8 66. a6 Ke8 67. Rh7 1-0

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  Messiah: <Fusilli: Nice photo. Classy, elegant man.>

Terrible photo!

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