IM Raimundo Garcia 1936-2020

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Simon Rogers
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IM Raimundo Garcia 1936-2020

Post by Simon Rogers » Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:30 pm

I am sorry to inform you that Raimundo Garcia has died, aged 84.
He passed away on 13th October 2020.
Raimundo was born on 27th May 1936 in Argentina.
He became Argentinian Champion in 1963 and in 1964 became an International Master. His peak rating was 2368.
Raimundo played for Argentina in the Chess Olympiads of 1964, 1966, 1968 and 1972.
RIP

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Re: IM Raimundo Garcia 1936-2020

Post by John McKenna » Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:45 pm

In addition to above -

1962 Latin-American Champion

1966 Drew with R.D. Keene at Havana Ol.


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Buenos Aires Masters 1963
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Re: IM Raimundo Garcia 1936-2020

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:34 pm

Did he play RJF?
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Re: IM Raimundo Garcia 1936-2020

Post by John McKenna » Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:45 pm

Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:34 pm
Did he play RJF?
Yes, Matt, just once -

Fischer,Robert J.1-0 Garcia,Raimundo Buenos Aires, 1970

White played a closed Sicilian and won in 36 moves.

(Worth a mention, but not an honourable one.)
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Re: IM Raimundo Garcia 1936-2020

Post by John McKenna » Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:07 pm

Simon says (see above) -

"His peak rating was 2368."

That underestimates Garcia - his peak was 2435 in the late 1970s.

He did bag this brace -

Garcia,R 1/2 Petrosian,Tigran V. Buenos Aires 1964 (23 moves)

Petrosian,Tigran V. 1/2 Garcia,R Skopje Ol. 1972 (39 moves)
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Re: IM Raimundo Garcia 1936-2020

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:09 am

John McKenna wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:45 pm
Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:34 pm
Did he play RJF?
Yes, Matt, just once -

Fischer,Robert J.1-0 Garcia,Raimundo Buenos Aires, 1970

White played a closed Sicilian and won in 36 moves.

(Worth a mention, but not an honourable one.)
Thought he had but wasn't totally sure.

There was a forum discussion last year on people still alive who had played Fischer competitively - he can be crossed off that list now.
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