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Carlos Garcia Palermo
Number of games in database: 357
Years covered: 1970 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2392 (2426 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2550

Overall record: +107 -101 =143 (50.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 6 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (30) 
    A45 A46 A40 A41 D02
 King's Indian (20) 
    E76 E62 E63 E70 E92
 Nimzo Indian (15) 
    E42 E52 E46 E59 E32
 Queen's Indian (12) 
    E12 E17 E15 E14 E19
 Queen's Gambit Declined (12) 
    D35 D37 D31 D30 D39
 Modern Benoni (11) 
    A57 A56 A58 A70 A67
With the Black pieces:
 Caro-Kann (31) 
    B18 B12 B10 B13 B11
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (22) 
    D27 D24 D29 D23 D21
 English, 1 c4 e5 (17) 
    A29 A20 A22 A25
 Queen's Pawn Game (13) 
    E00 A46 A45 A41 A40
 Ruy Lopez (11) 
    C67 C92 C65 C75 C85
 English (10) 
    A14 A10 A17 A13
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Fischer vs C Garcia Palermo, 1970 0-1
   V Palermo vs C Garcia Palermo, 2001 0-1
   C Garcia Palermo vs C Herrera, 2001 1-0
   C Garcia Palermo vs M Andres Mendez, 2001 1-0
   C Garcia Palermo vs Karpov, 1982 1-0
   C Garcia Palermo vs Wolff, 1986 1-0
   C Garcia Palermo vs A S Segal, 1996 1-0
   C Garcia Palermo vs G Vescovi, 1995 1-0
   S Mareco vs C Garcia Palermo, 2008 0-1
   C Garcia Palermo vs V Zaltsman, 1985 1-0

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Magistral Internacional Ruibal (2008)
   Szirak (1986)
   Mar del Plata (1982)
   Mercosur Cup (2005)
   Groningen Chess Festival (2013)
   Italian Team Championship (2014)
   Italian Teams (2015)
   Lone Pine (1978)
   Torneo Continental Americano (2003)
   European Club Cup (2008)
   Italian Team Championship (2012)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Szirak 1986 by Tabanus

   🏆 1st Marcel Duchamp Cup
   N Delgado Ramirez vs C Garcia Palermo (Feb-14-17) 1/2-1/2
   C Garcia Palermo vs S Mareco (Feb-12-17) 0-1
   D Flores vs C Garcia Palermo (Dec-17-16) 1-0
   C Garcia Palermo vs S Alonso (Dec-15-16) 1-0
   Kiril D Georgiev vs C Garcia Palermo (Dec-15-15) 1-0

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(born Dec-02-1953, 66 years old) Argentina (federation/nationality Italy)

[what is this?]
Carlos Horacio Garcia Palermo was born in La Plata, Argentina. Awarded the IM title in 1981 and the GM title in 1985, he won several Category VIII tournaments in 1983, 1984 and 1985. In 1986 he was 1st= at Havana and in 1987 at Camaguey (both in Cuba). He played for Argentina on the Olympiad team at Dubai in 1986, and for Italy he played at the 1992 and 2006 Olympiads. Garcia is also a FIDE Trainer (2013).

Wikipedia article: Carlos Garcia Palermo

 page 1 of 15; games 1-25 of 357  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Fischer vs C Garcia Palermo 0-1151970SimulC31 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
2. C Garcia Palermo vs H P Garcia  ½-½201975Zarate OpenA81 Dutch
3. C Garcia Palermo vs J Aijala  0-14019757th Open Finnish Ch.C63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
4. C Garcia Palermo vs J Whitehead  ½-½381977Lone PineB32 Sicilian
5. Lombardy vs C Garcia Palermo  1-0591977Lone PineC29 Vienna Gambit
6. Larry Evans vs C Garcia Palermo  ½-½521977Lone PineD80 Grunfeld
7. C Garcia Palermo vs R Henley  ½-½541977Lone PineA77 Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8, 10.Nd2
8. E Formanek vs C Garcia Palermo  ½-½421977Lone PineC62 Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense
9. C Garcia Palermo vs D Verduga  1-0361977Lone PineE27 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch Variation
10. C Garcia Palermo vs Quinteros  ½-½511977Lone PineB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
11. A Lein vs C Garcia Palermo  1-0361977Lone PineB40 Sicilian
12. W Martz vs C Garcia Palermo  1-0481977Lone PineA10 English
13. Gheorghiu vs C Garcia Palermo  ½-½471978Lone PineA17 English
14. C Garcia Palermo vs Larry Evans 1-0471978Lone PineA33 English, Symmetrical
15. L Shamkovich vs C Garcia Palermo  ½-½511978Lone PineA13 English
16. Reshevsky vs C Garcia Palermo 1-0461978Lone PineA17 English
17. C Garcia Palermo vs Janosevic  0-1421978Lone PineA10 English
18. Panno vs C Garcia Palermo  1-0461978Lone PineE18 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3
19. C Garcia Palermo vs C Brasket  ½-½381978Lone PineE19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
20. J Whitehead vs C Garcia Palermo  0-1441978Lone PineB22 Sicilian, Alapin
21. C Garcia Palermo vs H Westerinen  0-1681978Lone PineE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
22. C Garcia Palermo vs E Biagi  1-0561978Buenos Aires opA10 English
23. A Zukerfeld vs C Garcia Palermo 1-0241978Buenos Aires opB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
24. C Garcia Palermo vs C Bielicki  ½-½431978Buenos Aires opA02 Bird's Opening
25. C Garcia Palermo vs M Roisman  1-0351978Buenos Aires opA10 English
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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-02-04  LuisGLopez: This guy won Fischer... in a simul :-) I have the game in a chess magazine; if you like, I can send it to you.
Premium Chessgames Member Please do. PGN Upload Utility
Jul-19-04  ConLaMismaMano: Garcia Palermo's highest rating achieved was 2550 in 1986, when he was 33 years old.
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  Benzol: Carlos H Garcia Palermo
Born 2nd December 1953 in La Plata
Awarded the IM title in 1981 and the GM title in 1985.
Dec-16-05  Karpova: he has been living in italy since 1980 and played for italy in olympiads
Dec-02-06  BIDMONFA: Carlos Garcia-Palermo


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  brankat: Happy Birthday GM Garcia-Palermo!
Dec-02-08  Open Defence: In some books I have his name was given as Palermo-Garcia I guess Garcia-Palermo is correct ?

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  brankat: <Open Defence> It's just like <OD> and <RO>. Still the same person :-)
Dec-08-08  Augalv: He has always been known in Argentina as Garcia Palermo.
Dec-08-08  Augalv: Btw, he is the only Argentine player to have beat a reigning world champion under clasic time controls.

C Garcia-Palermo vs Karpov, 1982

Here's a link to an article on the tournament where this game was played published on The NYtimes in 1982.

The tournament was won by Jan Timman.

Jul-17-11  Antiochus: Another strike from this argentinian:

C Garcia-Palermo vs A S Segal, 1996

Dec-02-12  Abdel Irada: <LuisGLopez: This guy won Fischer... in a simul>

The awarding of players as prizes in chess games is a practice I will never understand.

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  Penguincw: Happy 60th birthday to GM Carlos Garcia Palermo.
Sep-05-14  acmilan03c1: Apparently it's Carlos Horacio Garcia Palermo. See, for instance, here:
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  Fusilli: <Augalv: He has always been known in Argentina as Garcia Palermo.>

Indeed. On a minor point, in Spanish we don't really use hyphens for double surnames. So, he is "Garcia Palermo" rather than "Garcia-Palermo."

When I was growing up in Argentina, I remember Garcia Palermo was virtually never seen around. I thought he moved to Europe early on.

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