Number of games in database: 82
Years covered: 1980 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2340 (2365 rapid, 2371 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2441
Overall record: +26 -30 =24 (47.5%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.
2 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.
NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
G Mahia vs Quinteros, 1980 1-0
J Sanchez Almeyra vs G Mahia, 2000 0-1
NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
Argentine Championship (2008)
Torneo Continental Americano (2003)
🏆 3rd Floripa Open
G Mahia vs N Delgado Ramirez (Jan-25-17) 1/2-1/2
L P Supi vs G Mahia (Jan-25-17) 1-0
G Mahia vs Granda Zuniga (Jan-22-17) 0-1
L Tobares vs G Mahia (Oct-21-12) 1-0
G Mahia vs G Martinez de Negri (Oct-20-12) 1-0
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(born Feb-12-1961, 59 years old) Argentina
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| page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 82
|1. G Mahia vs Quinteros
||1-0||28||1980||Los Polvorines op||B97 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|2. P Ricardi vs G Mahia
|| ||½-½||45||1985||ARG-ch||E97 King's Indian|
|3. G Mahia vs R Servat
|| ||½-½||27||1988||ARG-ch||C50 Giuoco Piano|
|4. G Mahia vs S Pla
|| ||1-0||41||1988||Mar del Plata op||C42 Petrov Defense|
|5. G Mahia vs R Casafus
|| ||0-1||35||1988||ARG-ch||C42 Petrov Defense|
|6. J Rosito vs G Mahia
|| ||1-0||60||1989||Buenos Aires BCA op||B46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation|
|7. A Rodriguez Vila vs G Mahia
|| ||1-0||51||1991||Bs As KONEX op||B33 Sicilian|
|8. G Mahia vs N Diaz Hollemaert
|| ||1-0||53||1998||Trenque Lauquen Masters||C42 Petrov Defense|
|9. G Mahia vs J Sanchez Almeyra
|| ||½-½||51||2000||Najdorf mem Great fin||A07 King's Indian Attack|
|10. A Zapata vs G Mahia
|| ||½-½||19||2000||Najdorf mem Great fin||C64 Ruy Lopez, Classical|
|11. G Mahia vs A Zapata
|| ||½-½||33||2000||Najdorf mem Great fin||A07 King's Indian Attack|
|12. J Sanchez Almeyra vs G Mahia
|| ||0-1||85||2000||Najdorf mem Great fin||C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense|
|13. G Mahia vs E Schiller
|| ||0-1||53||2002||D02S15A||A40 Queen's Pawn Game|
|14. R Gonzalez vs G Mahia
|| ||1-0||41||2003||Internet Section 17-B||A07 King's Indian Attack|
|15. G Mahia vs S Slipak
|| ||½-½||25||2003||Torneo Continental Americano||B12 Caro-Kann Defense|
|16. Gulko vs G Mahia
|| ||1-0||64||2003||Torneo Continental Americano||A29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto|
|17. G Mahia vs A Aguilar
|| ||0-1||39||2003||Torneo Continental Americano||B62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer|
|18. G Mahia vs I J Vera
|| ||1-0||48||2003||Torneo Continental Americano||B74 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical|
|19. J Gonzalez Garcia vs G Mahia
||1-0||57||2003||Torneo Continental Americano||B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3|
|20. G Mahia vs H Ojeda
|| ||1-0||40||2003||Torneo Continental Americano||B10 Caro-Kann|
|21. A Ramirez Alvarez vs G Mahia
|| ||1-0||33||2003||Torneo Continental Americano||D50 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|22. G Mahia vs R Huertas Soris
|| ||1-0||58||2003||Torneo Continental Americano||C18 French, Winawer|
|23. Kasimdzhanov vs G Mahia
|| ||1-0||34||2004||Dos Hermanas||C11 French|
|24. T Gelashvili vs G Mahia
||1-0||61||2004||Dos Hermanas||C00 French Defense|
|25. J Sapienza vs G Mahia
|| ||0-1||45||2008||Semi Arg Bs. As.||B40 Sicilian|
| page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 82
|May-28-08|| ||Elxiddicus: Didn't this guy write some symphonies or sumthin'?|
|May-28-08|| ||WannaBe: close, but no cigar!! Gustav Mahler did. =)|
|May-28-08|| ||abstraction: < Elxiddicus: Didn't this guy write some symphonies or sumthin'?>
Nah, ring tones.|
|Mar-24-10|| ||zev22407: His win against Quinteros is a masterpiece!|
|Sep-25-12|| ||wordfunph: <zev22407> Mahia-Quinteros 1980.|
from GM Larry Evans book Modern Chess Brilliances..
<In 1980 at an obscure tournament in San Miguel, Argentina, an unknown
named Gustavo Mahia created a gem destined for the anthologies. His victim was grandmaster Miguel Quinteros, once an aide to Bobby
Fischer (who reviewed this manuscript in 1969 before it went to press
when he was a guest at my home in Reno). Mahia was only 19 when he
uncorked this brilliancy, but he was never heard from again. In the words
of Gray's Elegy, "Full many a flower is born to blush unseen, and waste its
sweetness on the desert air.">
|Nov-30-12|| ||perfidious: 'Never heard from again?'
He has a decent number of games for an 'unknown' player, and to make IM, seems to me he can play a little.
|May-16-14|| ||Rookiepawn: Just take into account living on playing chess in Argentina was (is) no easy thing. Little or no support, you were (are) on your own. |
Should Argentina have a decent structure to promote chess, much more talent would be seen and known. Chess is quite popular, you see players in many parks, people of all ages, and some clubs also. And you see the guys discussing lines, suggesting moves and claiming some super move or combination as the best. Lots of blabbing, of course, but now and then some real brainiac is there.
|Dec-02-14|| ||Fusilli: It is indeed an amazing attacking masterpiece:
G Mahia vs Quinteros, 1980
He sacked everything!
Mahia was obviously very talented. He probably ended up making a living of something else. He was a talented golf player too, if memory serves. I think there is a fair deal of chess activity in Argentina, but <Rookiepawn> is correct in that there is little to no support for chess. An additional problem for Argentine players is their geographic isolation. It's very expensive for them to make the big trip to Europe to increase their exposure to international chess. For a number of them, the FIDE world championship cycle (zonals, interzonals) and Olympiads are the only chance to get such exposure. The same is true for good players from other countries too, of course, but Argentina has always had a proven supply of talent.
|Mar-26-18|| ||szaszzo66: This would be a nice, romantic story of an unknown and forgotten talent, if it were true. The once no-name Gustavo Mahia is a respected Argentine IM today. It would have been a pity and a shame for such talent to go to waste. :)|
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