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Roman Toran Albero
R Toran Albero 
Number of games in database: 579
Years covered: 1947 to 1975
Last FIDE rating: 2445

Overall record: +155 -118 =306 (53.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (40) 
    E75 E80 E94 E67 E62
 Sicilian (22) 
    B93 B45 B64 B51 B67
 Nimzo Indian (21) 
    E59 E26 E24 E54 E28
 English (21) 
    A14 A15 A13 A16
 Modern Benoni (16) 
    A56 A65 A60 A58 A70
 Reti System (13) 
    A04 A05
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (88) 
    B32 B92 B36 B39 B45
 King's Indian (70) 
    E61 E81 E94 E97 E70
 Ruy Lopez (30) 
    C66 C67 C99 C97 C93
 Sicilian Dragon (23) 
    B36 B39 B73 B72 B71
 Modern Benoni (17) 
    A58 A57 A69 A65 A76
 Sicilian Najdorf (17) 
    B92 B93 B95 B90 B91
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   R Toran Albero vs O'Kelly, 1967 1-0
   Bisguier vs R Toran Albero, 1958 0-1
   R Toran Albero vs F Kuijpers, 1965 1-0
   R Toran Albero vs J H Donner, 1957 1-0
   Reshevsky vs R Toran Albero, 1952 1/2-1/2
   R Toran Albero vs Spassky, 1969 1/2-1/2
   Korchnoi vs R Toran Albero, 1969 0-1
   H Lehmann vs R Toran Albero, 1954 1/2-1/2
   L Bauza vs R Toran Albero, 1955 0-1
   Matulovic vs R Toran Albero, 1967 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Hoogovens (1953)
   Clare Benedict Cup (1968)
   Siegen Olympiad qual-1 (1970)
   Nice Olympiad qual-4 (1974)
   Hoogovens (1956)
   Madrid (1951)
   Munich Zonal (1954)
   Olot (1969)
   Aviles (1947)
   Mar del Plata (1955)
   Venice (1953)
   Palma de Mallorca (1967)
   Havana (1952)
   Munich Olympiad qual-2 (1958)
   Nice Olympiad Final-A (1974)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Havana 1952 by crawfb5
   1956 Beverwijk Hoogovens by jww

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(born Oct-08-1931, died Oct-01-2005, 73 years old) Spain

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In the early 1950s, Román Torán Albero was among the best Spanish players. In 1951 and 1953, he won the Spanish Chess Championship, but in 1954 in the final tournament, he ranked second place. Román Torán Albero repeatedly took part in The Gijon International Chess Tournament,1 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, and won in 1954. Two times he participated in FIDE Zonal Chess tournaments (1954, 1962).

Román Torán Albero played for Spain in the Chess Olympiads:

In 1958, at third board in the 13th Chess Olympiad in Munich (+4, =7, -4), In 1960, at third board in the 14th Chess Olympiad in Leipzig (+5, =7, -2), In 1968, at third board in the 18th Chess Olympiad in Lugano (+6, =8, -1), In 1970, at third board in the 19th Chess Olympiad in Siegen (+6, =4, -2), In 1972, at fourth board in the 20th Chess Olympiad in Skopje (+4, =8, -3), In 1974, at second board in the 21st Chess Olympiad in Nice (+6, =8, -1). Román Torán Albero played for Spain in the European Team Chess Championships:

In 1961, at second board in the 2nd European Team Chess Championship in Oberhausen (+0, =2, -7), In 1970, at fourth board in the 4th European Team Chess Championship in Kapfenberg (+0, =4, -1). Román Torán Albero played for Spain in the World Student Team Chess Championship:

In 1956, at first board in the 3rd World Student Team Chess Championship in Uppsala (+1, =7, -1). Also Román Torán Albero nine times participated in Clare Benedict Chess Cup (1958-1959, 1965, 1967-1972) and in team competition won gold (1970), four silver (1958, 1959, 1965, 1967) and three bronze (1969, 1971, 1972) medals, and in individual competition won two gold (1968, 1972) medals.

In the mid-1970s, Román Torán Albero ended his active chess player career and devoted himself to journalistic work and chess activist. From 1982 to 1990 he was the FIDE Vice President for Europe, between 1988 and 2000 Román Torán Albero was the president of the Spanish Chess Federation. He published dozens of books on chess, was the founder of the periodicals Ajedrez Español, Ocho por ocho, led the chess sections in magazines Arriba y Pueblo and Marca. In 1992 he was awarded the title of honorary member of FIDE.

Wikipedia article: Román Torán Albero

Last updated: 2021-12-08 19:18:14

 page 1 of 24; games 1-25 of 585  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Alvarez Suarez vs R Toran Albero  0-1371947AvilesA48 King's Indian
2. R Toran Albero vs L Prins  0-1631947AvilesC97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
3. A Medina Garcia vs R Toran Albero  1-0341947AvilesD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
4. R Toran Albero vs A Pomar Salamanca  ½-½261947AvilesD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. A Espolita vs R Toran Albero  0-1271947AvilesD00 Queen's Pawn Game
6. R Toran Albero vs F J Perez Perez  0-1661947AvilesA99 Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky Variation with b3
7. J M Fuentes vs R Toran Albero  ½-½481947AvilesA15 English
8. R Toran Albero vs A Rico Gonzalez  ½-½241947AvilesD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
9. L Arias Menendez vs R Toran Albero  0-1111947AvilesB54 Sicilian
10. R Toran Albero vs J Fernandez Pereda  1-0541947AvilesD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
11. J Bolbochan vs R Toran Albero  ½-½331948ARG-ESP radio mD56 Queen's Gambit Declined
12. V Gonzalez vs R Toran Albero  0-1251948GijonD95 Grunfeld
13. R Toran Albero vs M de las Clotas  1-0281948GijonC83 Ruy Lopez, Open
14. R Toran Albero vs R del Olmo  1-0261948GijonD49 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
15. A Alvarez Suarez vs R Toran Albero  0-1421948Aviles 2ndA48 King's Indian
16. A Medina Garcia vs R Toran Albero  ½-½281949GijonB10 Caro-Kann
17. R Toran Albero vs O'Kelly  ½-½161949GijonB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
18. L Prins vs R Toran Albero  ½-½191949GijonB50 Sicilian
19. R Toran Albero vs J L Alvarez del Monte  1-0311949GijonA14 English
20. P Moran Santamaria vs R Toran Albero  0-1351949GijonE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
21. R Toran Albero vs Rossolimo  0-1351949GijonC91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
22. J Canepa vs R Toran Albero  ½-½321951Punta del Este 5152A49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
23. R Toran Albero vs Letelier  ½-½271951Punta del Este 5152C49 Four Knights
24. J Mangini vs R Toran Albero  0-1471951Punta del Este 5152B10 Caro-Kann
25. E German vs R Toran Albero  ½-½411951Punta del Este 5152A15 English
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Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-27-04  nikolaas: In Spain vs USA match in the 1958 Munich olympiadToran won against Bisguier on the third board. As soon as the American master resigned Toran said with a smile: "I am so happy, it's a nice present for my birthday!". "It's all right" - said his opponent politely - "today happens to be my birthday too"...
Oct-02-05  meloncio: Roman Torán died yesterday 1st October in Madrid. Moreover what it's writen in Chessgames Biography, he was many times a main member of the spanish chess olympic team, and became a very popular man of the spanish chess world being President of the Spanish Chess Federation from 1984 to 1997. RIPA.

If you can read spanish, take a look here:

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  WTHarvey: Here is a little collection of puzzles from Roman's games:
Jan-26-06  BIDMONFA: Roman Toran Albero

TORAN, Roman
Died 1 october 2005

Oct-08-09  Abdooss: <nikolaas> you are right! They really shared the same birthday.. Oct 8th.. Bisguier in 1929 and Albero in 1931..
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  Tabanus: There's an article in NIC 1990 no. 5. He played five times in Corus,

Author of "La defensa holandesa",, and "Bronstein: El Genio Del Ajedrez Moderno", Madrid 1957.

FIDE vice president 1982-1990.

Jan-05-10  Eastfrisian: As I know, his hobby was to collect stamps.
Oct-08-12  bachiller: His second name, Albero, sounds like a typical spanish term, as it means both the bullring and the sand used for it.
May-23-19  diagonal: Roman Toran Albero was President of the Spanish Chess Federation from 1984 to 1997. As mentioned, Toran was FIDE vice president from 1982 until 1990.

In 1990, he ran for FIDE presidency, but lost to incumbent president Florencio Campomanes at the FIDE Congress during the Chess Olympiad in Novi Sad (first ballot: Campomanes 79 votes, Toran Albero 26, Rabell-Mendez 9).

Toran Albero won the IX Gijon international tournament in 1954 as clear first ahead of Rellstab:

He played five times at Beverwijk Hoogovens, finishing shared third in 1953 (Rossolimo won ahead of O’Kelly, including Euwe who shared third place) and in 1956 (Stahlberg won ahead of Pilnik).

Between 1958 and 1974, he played six times for Spain at the Olympiads.

Famous game: Korchnoi vs. Toran in Palma de Mallorca 1969, 0-1 Replay: Korchnoi vs R Toran Albero, 1969

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