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Roman Toran Albero
R Toran Albero 
Number of games in database: 574
Years covered: 1948 to 1975
Last FIDE rating: 2445

Overall record: +119 -104 =228 (51.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 123 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (40) 
    E75 E80 E94 E91 E60
 Sicilian (22) 
    B93 B45 B51 B67 B64
 Nimzo Indian (21) 
    E59 E24 E26 E47 E54
 English (21) 
    A14 A15 A13 A16
 Modern Benoni (16) 
    A56 A65 A60 A58 A64
 Reti System (13) 
    A04 A05
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (89) 
    B32 B35 B92 B36 B39
 King's Indian (71) 
    E61 E81 E94 E97 E70
 Sicilian Dragon (31) 
    B35 B36 B39 B75 B72
 Ruy Lopez (31) 
    C66 C65 C99 C67 C93
 Modern Benoni (17) 
    A58 A65 A69 A56 A57
 Sicilian Najdorf (16) 
    B92 B93 B95 B90 B91
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   R Toran Albero vs O'Kelly, 1967 1-0
   R Toran Albero vs F Kuijpers, 1965 1-0
   Bisguier vs R Toran Albero, 1958 0-1
   R Toran Albero vs J H Donner, 1957 1-0
   R Toran Albero vs Spassky, 1969 1/2-1/2
   Reshevsky vs R Toran Albero, 1952 1/2-1/2
   Korchnoi vs R Toran Albero, 1969 0-1
   L Bauza vs R Toran Albero, 1955 0-1
   H Lehmann vs R Toran Albero, 1954 1/2-1/2
   Matulovic vs R Toran Albero, 1967 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Hoogovens (1953)
   Nice Olympiad qual-4 (1974)
   Madrid (1951)
   Venice (1953)
   Olot (1969)
   Munich Zonal (1954)
   Madrid (1957)
   Mar del Plata (1955)
   Palma de Mallorca (1967)
   Havana (1952)
   Palma de Mallorca (1968)
   Munich Olympiad qual-2 (1958)
   Lugano Olympiad Final-B (1968)
   Nice Olympiad Final-A (1974)
   Skopje Olympiad Final-A (1972)

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 23; games 1-25 of 572  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Jacobo Bolbochan vs R Toran Albero  ½-½331948ARG-ESP radio mD56 Queen's Gambit Declined
2. E German vs R Toran Albero  ½-½411951Punta del Este 5152A15 English
3. J Canepa vs R Toran Albero  ½-½321951San RafaelA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
4. R Toran Albero vs Letelier  ½-½271951Punta del Este 5152C49 Four Knights
5. R Kalkstein vs R Toran Albero  0-1251951Punta del Este 5152B72 Sicilian, Dragon
6. L Bauza vs R Toran Albero  ½-½281951San RafaelD02 Queen's Pawn Game
7. J Mangini vs R Toran Albero  0-1471951Punta del Este 5152B10 Caro-Kann
8. L Roux Cabral vs R Toran Albero  ½-½611951Punta del Este 5152E90 King's Indian
9. R Toran Albero vs H Corral  1-0261951Punta del Este 5152B93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
10. R Toran Albero vs W Ader Hausman  1-0491951Punta del Este 5152A45 Queen's Pawn Game
11. J Canepa vs R Toran Albero  ½-½321951Punta del Este 5152A49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
12. L Bauza vs R Toran Albero  ½-½281951Punta del Este 5152D02 Queen's Pawn Game
13. A Medina Garcia vs R Toran Albero  ½-½251951MadridB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
14. R Toran Albero vs J de Moura  1-0361951MadridD79 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O, Main line
15. P Tramoyeres vs R Toran Albero  ½-½141951MadridD76 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6
16. R Toran Albero vs J M Fuentes  1-0641951MadridB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
17. E Canal vs R Toran Albero  0-1471951MadridB50 Sicilian
18. R Toran Albero vs Grob  ½-½601951MadridA07 King's Indian Attack
19. H Steiner vs R Toran Albero  0-1341951MadridE85 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox Variation
20. R Toran Albero vs O Bernstein  ½-½231951MadridA04 Reti Opening
21. J Llado Lumbera vs R Toran Albero  1-0421951MadridB74 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
22. R Toran Albero vs Pilnik ½-½581951MadridD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
23. J Sanz vs R Toran Albero  ½-½281951MadridB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
24. J Enevoldsen vs R Toran Albero  0-1561951MadridB91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
25. R Toran Albero vs Pomar Salamanca  1-0421951MadridB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
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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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