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Carlos S Matamoros Franco
Matamoros Franco 
Number of games in database: 327
Years covered: 1982 to 2020
Last FIDE rating: 2495 (2499 rapid, 2554 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2555

Overall record: +101 -62 =125 (56.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 39 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 English (49) 
    A15 A13 A10 A11 A14
 English, 1 c4 e5 (27) 
    A20 A25
 King's Indian (22) 
    E62 E67 E63 E97 E83
 English, 1 c4 c5 (13) 
    A36 A37 A30
 Queen's Pawn Game (8) 
    A41 D02 E10 A40
 Reti System (7) 
    A04 A06 A05
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (56) 
    C07 C02 C05 C18 C01
 French Tarrasch (26) 
    C07 C05 C04
 King's Indian (26) 
    E92 E67 E77 E73 E94
 Queen's Pawn Game (14) 
    A46 E00 D05 A45 A50
 French Winawer (9) 
    C18 C16 C19
 Slav (7) 
    D15 D10 D12
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   R Pogorelov vs Matamoros Franco, 2003 0-1
   Matamoros Franco vs G Madikwe, 1982 1-0
   Matamoros Franco vs B Thorfinnsson, 2006 1-0
   Zhong Zhang vs Matamoros Franco, 2008 0-1
   Matamoros Franco vs E Torre, 2006 1-0
   M Trepp vs Matamoros Franco, 1985 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Malaga Open (2001)
   Aviles Open (1992)
   Seville op 26th (2001)
   Calvia Olympiad (2004)
   Reykjavik Open (2006)
   Ubeda Open (1996)
   Turin Olympiad (2006)
   Khanty-Mansiysk Olympiad (2010)
   Istanbul Olympiad (2012)
   Dresden Olympiad (2008)
   Millionaire Chess (2014)
   Batumi Olympiad (2018)
   Baku Olympiad (2016)
   Tromso Olympiad (2014)
   FIDE Online Olympiad (2020)

   🏆 Chennai Olympiad
   Pechac vs Matamoros Franco (Aug-07-22) 1-0
   Matamoros Franco vs D Silva (Aug-06-22) 1-0
   H S Gretarsson vs Matamoros Franco (Aug-05-22) 1/2-1/2
   Matamoros Franco vs D Gong (Aug-03-22) 1-0
   A Nassr vs Matamoros Franco (Aug-02-22) 1/2-1/2

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(born Dec-17-1966, 55 years old) Ecuador

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In 1987, he was awarded the FIDE International Master (IM) title and in 2002 he received the FIDE Grandmaster (GM) title. Carlos Matamoros Franco was the first Ecuadorian chess player to become a Grandmaster. In 1981, Carlos Matamoros Franco won the bronze medal at the World Youth Chess Championship in the U16 age group. In 1986, he participated in the World Junior Chess Championship. In 2005, he participated in the Chess World Cup but lost to Victor Bologan in the first round.

Carlos Matamoros Franco is the winner of many international chess tournaments. He shared second place at the 1997 Capablanca Memorial. He has also won the Malaga Open international chess tournament four times (2001, 2005, 2007, 2010). He finished first in Seville's international chess tournament twice in a row (2002, 2003). In 2008, Carlos Matamoros Franco, along with Martha Fierro, won the gold medal at the World Mind Sports Games in the Mixed Pairs Blitz event. Carlos Matamoros Franco has played for Ecuador in the Chess Olympiads.

Wikipedia article: Carlos Matamoros Franco

Last updated: 2022-02-25 20:04:49

 page 1 of 15; games 1-25 of 373  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. G Garcia Gonzalez vs Matamoros Franco  1-0381982Lucerne OlympiadE91 King's Indian
2. Matamoros Franco vs G Madikwe 1-0101982Lucerne OlympiadD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
3. R Nokes vs Matamoros Franco  ½-½281982Lucerne OlympiadB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
4. Matamoros Franco vs Lobron  1-0521985WchT U26A71 Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5
5. M Trepp vs Matamoros Franco  0-1481985WchT U26C05 French, Tarrasch
6. Matamoros Franco vs F La Rota  1-0311986AsousadosD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. S Prayitno vs Matamoros Franco  0-1341986World Junior ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
8. Matamoros Franco vs C Horvath  0-1431986World Junior ChampionshipA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
9. E Ogata vs Matamoros Franco  0-1261986World Junior ChampionshipA58 Benko Gambit
10. E Rojas vs Matamoros Franco  1-0711986World Junior ChampionshipA31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
11. Matamoros Franco vs S Djouadi  1-0341986World Junior ChampionshipD25 Queen's Gambit Accepted
12. Matamoros Franco vs J Gil Capape  1-0361986World Junior ChampionshipE12 Queen's Indian
13. Piket vs Matamoros Franco  ½-½461986World Junior ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
14. Matamoros Franco vs J Klinger 0-1351986World Junior ChampionshipA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
15. R Servat vs Matamoros Franco  ½-½351986World Junior ChampionshipC07 French, Tarrasch
16. Matamoros Franco vs M Wahls  ½-½361986World Junior ChampionshipA71 Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5
17. C Boissonet vs Matamoros Franco  ½-½291986World Junior ChampionshipA57 Benko Gambit
18. N Nikolic vs Matamoros Franco  0-1351986World Junior ChampionshipA11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System
19. Matamoros Franco vs Blatny  ½-½391986World Junior ChampionshipD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
20. Matamoros Franco vs Miralles  0-1591986Dubai OlympiadE12 Queen's Indian
21. F Hoelzl vs Matamoros Franco  0-1451986Dubai OlympiadA17 English
22. J Murey vs Matamoros Franco  1-0191987LondonA28 English
23. Hebden vs Matamoros Franco  0-1651987Chess for PeaceC16 French, Winawer
24. Matamoros Franco vs A V Kharitonov  ½-½181989BayamoD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
25. A Rodriguez Cespedes vs Matamoros Franco  1-0191989BayamoC18 French, Winawer
 page 1 of 15; games 1-25 of 373  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-29-04  ConLaMismaMano: GM Carlos Matamoros Franco is the strongest player of Ecuador, i would like to know where he is playing and some of his best games.
Nov-28-05  madserg: Matamoros lives at Spain. I saw recently the games at Fide Cup. The first game was drawish, but he lost. In the second one he always was in worse position.
Mar-18-06  offramp: His surname is derived from the time he tried to say "The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka" with a pool ball in his mouth.
Nov-15-06  BIDMONFA: Carlos S Matamoros-Franco


Sep-09-07  aleister23: I played Matamoros once, in Ecuador, I was there for a chess tournament and we played a simultaneous match, I was 13 at the time, I played him in a school here is the game:

Guayaquil Ecuador
Simultaneous game
White: Karl A. Ludwick
Black: Matamoros
French Advance

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. Nf3 Nc6 5. Be2 Qb6 6. c3 cxd4 7. cxd4 Nge7 8. Nc3 Nf5 9. Na4 Bb4+ 10. Bd2 Qa5 11. Bc3 Bxc3+ 12. Nxc3 Qb6 13. Bb5 Bd7 14. Bxc6 Bxc6 15. Qd2 O-O 16. O-O Bb5 17. Nxb5 Qxb5 18. b3 1/2-1/2

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He recently won a tournament in Puerto Rico:

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He came second today in Malaga Open (Spain):

Mar-09-10  jerocilveti: The best ecuadorian player ever!
Jun-28-10  LarsenBentYou: D Reinderman vs C Matamoros-Franco, 2008

this is his best game ever.

Jun-28-10  I Like Fish: hello lby ...
but he lost it ...
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  GrahamClayton: Interview (in Spanish):
Dec-17-13  offramp: <Matamoros> means, <"I have checkmated Death">.
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  Penguincw: Happy 47th birthday GM Carlos Matamoros Franco. :)
Mar-22-21  areknames: < His surname is derived from the time he tried to say "The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka" with a pool ball in his mouth.> HAHAHAHAHA!!
Oct-24-22  Ninas Husband: Franco is NOT still dead!:)

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