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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.
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)
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
| page 1 of 48; games 1-25 of 1,178
|1. F Parente vs J Szmetan
|| ||0-1||25||1969||Brasilia||C48 Four Knights|
|2. F Burgos vs J Szmetan
|| ||0-1||38||1969||Brasilia||C56 Two Knights|
|3. J Szmetan vs F Trois
|| ||½-½||26||1969||Brasilia||E11 Bogo-Indian Defense|
|4. J Szmetan vs L Lucena
|| ||1-0||37||1969||Brasilia||E69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line|
|5. J Szmetan vs M Moennich
|| ||½-½||32||1969||Brasilia||D26 Queen's Gambit Accepted|
|6. J Szmetan vs J H Serra Azul
|| ||1-0||34||1969||Brasilia||D35 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|7. O Gadia vs J Szmetan
|| ||0-1||45||1969||Brasilia||A23 English, Bremen System, Keres Variation|
|8. J Szmetan vs H van Riemsdijk
|| ||1-0||26||1970||Mar del Plata op||B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3|
|9. J Szmetan vs Letelier
|| ||½-½||50||1970||Mar del Plata op||B27 Sicilian|
|10. J Szmetan vs M Damjanovic
|| ||1-0||47||1970||Mar del Plata op||B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3|
|11. J Szmetan vs L Piazzini
|| ||½-½||38||1970||Mar del Plata op||D46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav|
|12. C Incutto vs J Szmetan
|| ||1-0||56||1970||Mar del Plata op||A44 Old Benoni Defense|
|13. Peyrouton vs J Szmetan
|| ||0-1||28||1970||Mar del Plata op||C83 Ruy Lopez, Open|
|14. R Farah vs J Szmetan
|| ||1-0||43||1970||Mar del Plata op||C80 Ruy Lopez, Open|
|15. C Adad vs J Szmetan
|| ||½-½||16||1970||Buenos Aires qual||C98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin|
|16. J Szmetan vs Quinteros
|| ||0-1||43||1970||Buenos Aires qual||B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3|
|17. J Szmetan vs L Duin
|| ||½-½||49||1970||Buenos Aires qual||B77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack|
|18. Eliskases vs J Szmetan
|| ||½-½||52||1970||Buenos Aires qual||E69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line|
|19. J Szmetan vs A E Seidler
|| ||1-0||51||1970||Buenos Aires qual||C69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation|
|20. Alb Aguirre vs J Szmetan
|| ||0-1||34||1970||Buenos Aires qual||A07 King's Indian Attack|
|21. J Szmetan vs E Hualpa Acevedo
|| ||½-½||34||1970||Buenos Aires qual||C69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation|
|22. J Szmetan vs R Debarnot
|| ||1-0||51||1970||Buenos Aires qual||D15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|23. R Garcia vs J Szmetan
|| ||½-½||13||1970||Buenos Aires qual||C26 Vienna|
|24. Ruperto Schroeder vs J Szmetan
|| ||1-0||48||1971||ARG-CHI||E91 King's Indian|
|25. J Szmetan vs Ruperto Schroeder
|| ||1-0||60||1971||ARG-CHI||C14 French, Classical|
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|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.|
|May-26-11|| ||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.
|May-26-11|| ||Penguincw: Happy 61st birthday.|
|Apr-09-15|| ||Gottschalk: Event "Buenos Aires (1st GP t.)"]
[White "Luis Marcos Bronstein"]
[Black "Jorge Szmetan"]
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.
|Jan-07-16|| ||Eastfrisian: According to the Wikipedia-article he died on 19 September 2015 in Buenos Aires. RIP|
|Jan-13-22|| ||Gottschalk: The classical Knight sac. in g3 !
Spanish: Open Defence
L Bronstein vs J Szmetan, 1979
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