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Gildardo Garcia
G Garcia 
Number of games in database: 288
Years covered: 1969 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2388
Highest rating achieved in database: 2540

Overall record: +102 -110 =74 (48.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 2 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (87) 
    B32 B42 B83 B63 B93
 Ruy Lopez (21) 
    C78 C93 C67 C92 C63
 Sicilian Najdorf (15) 
    B93 B96 B90 B97 B99
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (12) 
    B63 B62 B66 B61 B67
 Sicilian Kan (11) 
    B42 B43
 Sicilian Scheveningen (10) 
    B83 B84 B80 B82
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (27) 
    C80 C78 C64 C69 C67
 Sicilian (20) 
    B87 B23 B31 B32 B30
 Queen's Gambit Declined (12) 
    D37 D35 D31 D30 D36
 Ruy Lopez, Open (10) 
    C80 C82 C83
 Queen's Pawn Game (8) 
    D02 A45 A46
 English, 1 c4 e5 (7) 
    A25 A28 A27 A29 A23
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Bellon Lopez vs G Garcia, 1976 0-1
   Geller vs G Garcia, 1978 0-1
   L B Hoyos Millan vs G Garcia, 1986 0-1
   G Garcia vs B Zuckerman, 1986 1-0
   R O Perez Garcia vs G Garcia, 1996 0-1
   G Garcia vs D Gurevich, 1986 1-0
   Sutovsky vs G Garcia, 1997 0-1
   Kotronias vs G Garcia, 2000 0-1
   C Cuartas Bedoya vs G Garcia, 2001 0-1
   R Anderson vs G Garcia, 2001 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Thessaloniki Olympiad (1984)
   Yopal (1997)
   Dubai Olympiad (1986)
   Carlos Torre Memorial Open (2002)
   Haifa Olympiad (1976)
   Valletta Olympiad (1980)
   Manila Olympiad (1992)
   Thessaloniki Olympiad (1988)
   Novi Sad Olympiad (1990)
   Turin Olympiad (2006)
   Torneo Continental Americano (2003)
   American Continental Championship (2005)

   🏆 12th American Continental
   G Garcia vs Vasquez Schroeder (Jun-18-17) 0-1
   K Mekhitarian vs G Garcia (Jun-15-17) 1-0
   G Garcia vs A Ramirez Alvarez (Jun-13-17) 0-1
   J Xiong vs G Garcia (Oct-09-15) 1-0
   Lenderman vs G Garcia (Jul-07-12) 1-0

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(born Mar-09-1954, died Jan-15-2021, 66 years old) Colombia

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Colombian grandmaster (1991). In 1974, he won the Panamerican Junior Championship [brasilbase-1]. He won the championship of Colombia ten times: 1977, 1978, 1985-1987, 1990, 1991, 1995 (jointly with Alonso Zapata), 2003 and 2006.

references: Wikipedia article: Colombian Chess Championship

Wikipedia article: Gildardo García

Last updated: 2021-01-16 05:36:00

 page 1 of 12; games 1-25 of 288  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. G Garcia vs A Malachi  1-0511969WchT U26 fin-B 16thC35 King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham
2. G Garcia vs C Scheinwald 0-1441973Wch U20 fin-CB32 Sicilian
3. L Day vs G Garcia  1-0671974Harbourfront OpenB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
4. C C Thompson vs G Garcia  0-1391974Pan American 1stA25 English
5. Bellon Lopez vs G Garcia 0-1381976CienfuegosB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
6. G Garcia vs Velimirovic  0-1311976Novi SadA31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
7. T Nacino vs G Garcia  0-1221976Haifa OlympiadB70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
8. G Garcia vs I Kanko  1-0251976Haifa OlympiadB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
9. A Bogda vs G Garcia  1-0241976Haifa OlympiadB97 Sicilian, Najdorf
10. G Garcia vs D J Findlay  ½-½631976Haifa OlympiadC45 Scotch Game
11. G Garcia vs B Tiller  0-1431976Haifa OlympiadC19 French, Winawer, Advance
12. A Dueckstein vs G Garcia  0-1361976Haifa OlympiadB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
13. Tarjan vs G Garcia  0-1421976Haifa OlympiadA31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
14. Louie Rivera vs G Garcia  0-1721976Haifa OlympiadA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
15. Geller vs G Garcia 0-1221978BogotaC82 Ruy Lopez, Open
16. Larry Evans vs G Garcia  ½-½351978Lone PineA17 English
17. M Stean vs G Garcia  ½-½461978Lone PineA28 English
18. G Garcia vs Sahovic  0-1271978Lone PineC15 French, Winawer
19. G Garcia vs Lombardy  0-1451978Lone PineB56 Sicilian
20. E B Meyer vs G Garcia 1-0361978Lone PineA04 Reti Opening
21. G Garcia vs R Gruchacz 0-1341978Lone PineB33 Sicilian
22. G Garcia vs J P Erlingsson  1-0371978Lone PineB11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
23. J Loftsson vs G Garcia 1-0481978Lone PineE17 Queen's Indian
24. G Garcia vs J Whitehead  ½-½221978Lone PineB32 Sicilian
25. G Garcia vs Miles  ½-½351978Buenos Aires OlympiadB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
 page 1 of 12; games 1-25 of 288  PGN Download
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Oct-29-12  Jim Bartle: I agree with Conrad93. Concepts such as "value" and "worth" and the price of goods and services have nothing to do with economics.

(OCF: Sorry, just this once.)

Oct-29-12  Conrad93: At least you're not one-sided, Jim. Reason is not one way street.
Oct-29-12  Conrad93: Why are we discussing philosophy on Garcia's page?

To get off topic: he looks sort of like an older Petrosian. Compare the two profiles.

Oct-29-12  nok: <I might buy a piece of ground for dirt cheap intending to grow food just to support myself and bang! I strike oil. Am I in that case not entitled to the oil profits just because I didn't work hard to get them?>

In that case, yes, but that case is against the odds. You have to look at the statistical picture. If oil was routinely found in dirt it would be quite cheaper.

Oct-29-12  Conrad93: Nok, according to him, oil's price is based simply on what someone pays for it.

It's value is not based on its worth and benefit to society.

Oct-29-12  SimonWebbsTiger: I thought use value and exchange value - the two sides of the commodity in the capitalist mode of production - had been dealt with back in Karl Marx's day ("Das Kapital"). Old "Charlie" went on to discuss the commodity labour power as the source of value, socially necessary labour, the average rate of profit, the origin of economic crises, etc, etc.

Only modern day heathens in economic departments work with a theory of prices instead of a labour theory of value.

Anyway, this is a player profile....

Oct-29-12  Conrad93: Simon, we weren't discussing economics.
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  perfidious: <Simon> et al: bring it over to my forum; I'll even take <Conrad93> off ignore so that we can enjoy the fruits of his immense wisdom.
Oct-29-12  Conrad93: This wouldn't qualify as wisdom. It would be considered knowledge.
Oct-29-12  brankat: Common sense in an uncommon degree is what people call wisdom.


< ignore so that we can enjoy the fruits of his immense wisdom.>

Also, laughter is beneficial to one's health :-)

Oct-29-12  Conrad93: What we were discussing involved knowledge, not wisdom. Knowledge tells me the facts, wisdom tells me to stop arguing online.
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  Infohunter: <OhioChessFan: Please don't feed the troll. Thanks.>

Looks as though that ended up being everyone else's cue to come out of the woodwork.

Oct-30-12  Conrad93: Infohunter, do you know what defines a troll, or has it just became another insult? I'm not trolling.
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  Infohunter: *I* never said you were a troll, <Conrad>, as you will see if you scroll back through my comments. My latest comment, please note, was an observation on the irony of what took place after <OCF> made his request. You are being needlessly defensive here.
Nov-01-12  brankat: <conrad93> <I'm not trolling.>

You are not "learning" either. Neither are You "educating" others. Nor are You exchanging thoughts/ideas. You have not had one single constructive discussion with anyone ever since you joined the site.

So. what exactly are you doing here?

You ARE trolling.

Jan-15-21  Granny O Doul: A victim of COVID-19:

Played him a couple of times; nice guy. So it goes.

Jan-15-21  vanwely: RIP Gildardo. A real fighter. While A. Zapata will be the greatest Colombian chessplayer, Gildardo was very close. They had a long and sometimes bitter rivalry, but reconciled later in life.
Jan-16-21  Eastfrisian: Sad, R.I.P. GM Garcia.
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  MissScarlett: Sure that he died on the 15th?
Mar-09-21  morphynoman2: Gildardo Garcia's Masterwork is the game against Walter Browne in Jacksonville, 1990. Isn't that game here?
Mar-09-21  morphynoman2: I Submit this wonderful game to Enjoy it!

[Event "USA op"]
[Site "Jacksonville"]
[Date "1990.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Garcia, Gildardo"]
[Black "Browne, Walter S"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B99"]
[PlyCount "55"]

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 e6 7.f4 Be7 8.Qf3 Qc7 9.O-O-O Nbd7 10.Be2 b5 11.Bxf6 Nxf6 12.e5 Bb7 13.exf6 Bxf3 14.Bxf3 Bxf6 15.Bxa8 d5 16.Bc6+ Ke7 17.Rhe1 Qxf4+ 18.Kb1 Kd6 19.Bxd5 exd5 20.Nxd5 Qg5 21.Nxf6 Qxf6 22.Nxb5+ Kc5 23.Rd6 Qf5 24.g4 Qf4 25.Red1 Qe4 26.Nc3 Qf4 27.R1d5+ Kc4 28.Rc6+ 1-0

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  MissScarlett: Garcia and Browne did play at the US Open in Jacksonville but that isn't the game. Yours is the game they played in the National Open in Las Vegas in June.
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  MissScarlett: G Garcia vs Browne, 1990
Mar-09-21  morphynoman2: Thank you, MissScarlett. I don't know if the mistake is in the video or in the Database. Mr. Leontxo García says that game was played in Jacksonville.
Mar-09-21  Agferna: Just learned about Gildardo’s departure. Deeply saddened. Great person. Huge loss for Colombia, Latin America and Chess World. Will be missed. RIP.
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