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Jose Luis Agdamus
Number of games in database: 61
Years covered: 1970 to 1995
Last FIDE rating: 2276
Overall record: +11 -31 =19 (33.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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C41 Philidor Defense (6 games)
A55 Old Indian, Main line (4 games)
D31 Queen's Gambit Declined (4 games)
A56 Benoni Defense (3 games)
D10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav (2 games)
A13 English (2 games)
A41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6) (2 games)
E61 King's Indian (2 games)
A57 Benko Gambit (2 games)
A54 Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3 (2 games)

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(born Mar-31-1938, 85 years old) Argentina (federation/nationality Brazil)

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FIDE master from Brazil. Sub-champion of Argentina (1971).

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 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 61  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J Agdamus vs O Bazan  1-0481970Buenos Aires qualA56 Benoni Defense
2. J Agdamus vs Eliskases  ½-½221970Buenos Aires qualD60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
3. J Agdamus vs Bisguier 0-1381970Buenos AiresD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
4. Mecking vs J Agdamus  1-0321970Buenos AiresA55 Old Indian, Main line
5. J Agdamus vs J Rubinetti 0-1281970Buenos AiresE15 Queen's Indian
6. Reshevsky vs J Agdamus  1-0411970Buenos AiresE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
7. J Agdamus vs R Garcia  0-1751970Buenos AiresE10 Queen's Pawn Game
8. Smyslov vs J Agdamus ½-½581970Buenos AiresA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
9. J Agdamus vs Tukmakov  0-1401970Buenos AiresE92 King's Indian
10. M Damjanovic vs J Agdamus  1-0361970Buenos AiresB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
11. J Agdamus vs Fischer 0-1351970Buenos AiresA50 Queen's Pawn Game
12. S Schweber vs J Agdamus  0-1401970Buenos AiresA54 Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3
13. J Agdamus vs Quinteros  0-1391970Buenos AiresA56 Benoni Defense
14. O'Kelly vs J Agdamus 1-0271970Buenos AiresA21 English
15. J Agdamus vs Najdorf  0-1411970Buenos AiresD94 Grunfeld
16. Panno vs J Agdamus  ½-½381970Buenos AiresA55 Old Indian, Main line
17. J Agdamus vs Gheorghiu  0-1351970Buenos AiresA57 Benko Gambit
18. Szabo vs J Agdamus  1-0331970Buenos AiresA48 King's Indian
19. J Agdamus vs H Rossetto  ½-½501970Buenos AiresD02 Queen's Pawn Game
20. J Szmetan vs J Agdamus  1-0191972Buenos Aires CAB32 Sicilian
21. Najdorf vs J Agdamus  1-0551972Buenos Aires Club ArgentinoA56 Benoni Defense
22. J Agdamus vs J Szmetan  0-1711977Santos LugaresA57 Benko Gambit
23. J Agdamus vs C Amura  ½-½141992Sao Paulo Latin American Cup OpenD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
24. F Trois vs J Agdamus  ½-½281992Sao Paulo Latin American Cup OpenA06 Reti Opening
25. M Campos vs J Agdamus  0-1701992Sao Paulo Latin American Cup OpenA13 English
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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-19-04  fgh: Cool winning percentage
Apr-15-05  MrMrsKnight: I met him recently at a tournament in Brazil, he's a nice guy and still plays all the time. He has a lot of great stories to tell.
Mar-04-10  MrMrsKnight: I guess he is a citizen of Brazil but I'm 99 percent sure that he's actually from Argentina.
Mar-31-10  wordfunph: <fgh: Cool winning percentage>

i immediately ran on top of this page and smiled...after seeing his "cool" winning percentage.

happy birthday Jose Luis!

Jun-05-14  zanzibar: In MillBase he has a better record:

1965-1995 55 games

+12 -26 =17 (37.3%)

Now, where is the ref for his birthday? FIDE doesn't even list the year.

I believe his picture is here (middle):


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  perfidious: <zanzibar> The first sentence of your post reminds me of Hebert Perez Garcia in reverse; a massive plus in games posted here, but cold reality at 365chess gives a different flavour: many of the games submitted to CG are evidently cherry-picked.
Jun-05-14  zanzibar: <perfidious> thanks for that comment. I added a feature in my big software package to look up players on

I just didn't think to do that before!

Now I can sit at the command line and get stats from FIDE/CG/OlimpBase/365chess all in one go, in order to compare and contrast.

The last step would be to grab MillBase (or MegaBase) data out.

Here's Agdamus' info from 365:

Name: Jose Luis Agdamus
Federation: BRAZIL
ELO: 2276
Years: 1965 - 2003
Wins: 37 (28.46 %)
Draws: 43 (33.08 %)
Losses: 50 (38.46 %)
Score: 45 %

Here's another nice photo of the guy:

Looks a lot happier than a player who only scores 15% (actually, given rating placement adjustments, shouldn't everyone be fairly close to 50% if a proper representation of their rating is made?)

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