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Jorge Szmetan
J Szmetan  
Number of games in database: 1,178
Years covered: 1969 to 2007
Last FIDE rating: 2372
Highest rating achieved in database: 2430

Overall record: +519 -290 =358 (59.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 11 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (114) 
    B51 B43 B52 B30 B46
 English (97) 
    A15 A13 A14 A12 A11
 King's Indian (64) 
    E62 E67 E69 E63 E66
 Reti System (51) 
 Ruy Lopez (42) 
    C69 C66 C63 C64 C77
 King's Indian Attack (36) 
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (91) 
    B43 B99 B56 B33 B92
 Alekhine's Defense (82) 
    B05 B03 B02 B04
 Modern Benoni (63) 
    A57 A56 A58 A60 A65
 English, 1 c4 c5 (53) 
    A30 A32 A34 A37 A36
 Benko Gambit (38) 
    A57 A58 A59
 Queen's Pawn Game (36) 
    A46 A41 A45 D02 D05
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   J Echavarria vs J Szmetan, 1999 0-1
   J Szmetan vs G Garcia Gonzalez, 1976 1-0
   D Bondoc vs J Szmetan, 1980 0-1
   J Szmetan vs K Frey Beckman, 1977 1-0
   Fischer vs J Szmetan, 1971 1/2-1/2
   L Tristan vs J Szmetan, 2004 1/2-1/2
   J Szmetan vs S Schweber, 1979 1/2-1/2
   J Szmetan vs L Christiansen, 1977 1-0
   Najdorf vs J Szmetan, 1979 1/2-1/2
   J Rubinetti vs J Szmetan, 1979 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Banco de la Ciudad Open (1978)
   Argentine Championship (2004)
   Termas de Rio Hondo (1987)
   Fortaleza Zonal (1975)
   Amsterdam IBM-B (1977)
   Boca Open (2001)
   Buenos Aires CA (1973)
   Sao Paulo Zonal (1972)
   Argentine Championship (1980)
   1st Masters (2001)
   San Martin (1993)
   Buenos Aires (Clarin) (1978)
   Hoogovens-B (1977)
   American Continental (2003)
   Buenos Aires Olympiad (1978)

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(born May-26-1950, died Sep-19-2015, 65 years old) Argentina

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Jorge Szmetan (born 26 May 1950 - died 19 September 2015, Buenos Aires) was an Argentine chess master.

At the beginning of his career, he won at Brasilia 1969. He played many times in Argentine Chess Championship, and was a Champion in 1976. He also tied for 4-7th in 1971, tied for 10-11th in 1972, shared 5th in 1973, took 2nd in 1974, took 6th in 1975, shared 5th in 2003, etc.

He took 7th at São Paulo 1972 (zonal, Henrique Mecking won), shared 5th at Fortaleza 1975 (zonal, Raúl Sanguineti won), tied for 5-6th at Buenos Aires Club Argentino 1975 (Samuel Schweber won), took 16th at Corrientes 1985 (zonal, Miguel Quinteros and Ivan Morovic won). He was a winner of Third Konex Master Open Tournament at Buenos Aires 1980.

Szmetan thrice represented Argentina in Chess Olympiads at Nice 1974, Haifa 1976, and Buenos Aires 1978.

He was awarded the International Master title in 1976.

Wikipedia article: Jorge Szmetan

Last updated: 2021-12-02 19:32:30

 page 1 of 48; games 1-25 of 1,178  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. F Parente vs J Szmetan  0-1251969BrasiliaC48 Four Knights
2. F Burgos vs J Szmetan  0-1381969BrasiliaC56 Two Knights
3. J Szmetan vs F Trois  ½-½261969BrasiliaE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
4. J Szmetan vs L Lucena  1-0371969BrasiliaE69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
5. J Szmetan vs M Moennich  ½-½321969BrasiliaD26 Queen's Gambit Accepted
6. J Szmetan vs J H Serra Azul  1-0341969BrasiliaD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. O Gadia vs J Szmetan  0-1451969BrasiliaA23 English, Bremen System, Keres Variation
8. J Szmetan vs H van Riemsdijk  1-0261970Mar del Plata opB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
9. J Szmetan vs Letelier  ½-½501970Mar del Plata opB27 Sicilian
10. J Szmetan vs M Damjanovic  1-0471970Mar del Plata opB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
11. J Szmetan vs L Piazzini  ½-½381970Mar del Plata opD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
12. C Incutto vs J Szmetan  1-0561970Mar del Plata opA44 Old Benoni Defense
13. Peyrouton vs J Szmetan  0-1281970Mar del Plata opC83 Ruy Lopez, Open
14. R Farah vs J Szmetan  1-0431970Mar del Plata opC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
15. C Adad vs J Szmetan  ½-½161970Buenos Aires qualC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
16. J Szmetan vs Quinteros  0-1431970Buenos Aires qualB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
17. J Szmetan vs L Duin  ½-½491970Buenos Aires qualB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
18. Eliskases vs J Szmetan  ½-½521970Buenos Aires qualE69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
19. J Szmetan vs A E Seidler  1-0511970Buenos Aires qualC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
20. Alb Aguirre vs J Szmetan  0-1341970Buenos Aires qualA07 King's Indian Attack
21. J Szmetan vs E Hualpa Acevedo  ½-½341970Buenos Aires qualC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
22. J Szmetan vs R Debarnot  1-0511970Buenos Aires qualD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
23. R Garcia vs J Szmetan  ½-½131970Buenos Aires qualC26 Vienna
24. Ruperto Schroeder vs J Szmetan  1-0481971ARG-CHIE91 King's Indian
25. J Szmetan vs Ruperto Schroeder  1-0601971ARG-CHIC14 French, Classical
 page 1 of 48; games 1-25 of 1,178  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
May-17-06  BIDMONFA: Jorge Szmetan


May-26-08  Nikita Smirnov: I don't think he is a 100 % argentinian.Can someone tell me more about him and his family.
May-26-11  SvetlanaBabe: "Szmetana" is the word for 'Sour Cream' in Russian and Ukrainian. Maybe his family has Slavic roots (explains his success at the game!) Lots of Eastern European migrants made their way to South America before, during and after the upheavals around the time of the Second World War He is descended undoubtedly from this diaspora.
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  Fusilli: <NS> I'd say he is 100% Argentinian because he was born and raised in Argentina. He has 100% Buenos Aires accent.

Buenos Aires is a little bit of a melting pot. There was significant migration from Europe to Argentina between the late 19th and early 20th century. Given his last name it is a good guess to assume that his ancestors (at least his father's line) migrated from Central or Eastern Europe to Argentina at the time.

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  Penguincw: Happy 61st birthday.
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  Gottschalk: Event "Buenos Aires (1st GP t.)"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "1979.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Luis Marcos Bronstein"]
[Black "Jorge Szmetan"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C80"]
[WhiteElo "2420"]
[BlackElo "2400"]
[PlyCount "77"]
[EventDate "1979.??.??"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Nxe4 6. d4 b5 7. Bb3 d5 8. a4 Rb8 9. axb5 axb5 10. dxe5 Be6 11. c3 Bc5 12. Nbd2 O-O 13. Bc2 f5 14. Nb3 Bb6 15. Nbd4 Nxd4 16. Nxd4 Bxd4 17. cxd4 f4 18. f3 Ng3 19. hxg3 fxg3 20. Qd3 Bf5 21. Qxf5 Rxf5 22. Bxf5 Qh4 23. Bh3 Qxd4+ 24. Kh1 Qxe5 25. Bd2 Qxb2 26. Bf4 d4 27. Be6+ Kh8 28. Bxc7 Rf8 29. Be5 Qe2 30. Rfe1 Qf2 31. Re4 d3 32. Rg4 h5 33. Rxg7 Qe3 34. Rg5+ Kh7 35. Rxh5+ Kg6 36. Bg4 Ra8 37. Rb1 d2 38. Bxg3 Qb3 39. Rxb3 0-1

Jan-07-16  Eastfrisian: According to the Wikipedia-article he died on 19 September 2015 in Buenos Aires. RIP
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  Gottschalk: The classical Knight sac. in g3 !
Spanish: Open Defence

L Bronstein vs J Szmetan, 1979

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