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Rogelio Ortega
Number of games in database: 187
Years covered: 1946 to 1978
Overall record: +41 -106 =40 (32.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Mar-28-1915, 107 years old) Cuba

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Afro-Cuban National Master. Rogelio Ortega was Cuban champion in 1958 and 1966. He represented his country at the Olympiads of 1952, 1962, 1964, 1966 and 1968. His peak ELO was 2472 in October 1970 when he also reached his peak ranking of world no. 302. Ortega died somewhere in the 1980s. There is some more information about Ortega at

Wikipedia article: Rogelio Ortega (chess player)

Last updated: 2020-12-17 08:35:36

 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 187  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J Barreras vs R Ortega  0-1131946Havana CUBA52 Budapest Gambit
2. R Quesada Sr vs R Ortega  1-0381952HavanaC55 Two Knights Defense
3. R Ortega vs I A Horowitz  0-1391952HavanaD41 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
4. M Soto Larrea vs R Ortega  0-1521952Havana+A91 Dutch Defense
5. R Ortega vs J Araiza Munoz  1-0411952Havana+E17 Queen's Indian
6. Guimard vs R Ortega  ½-½371952HavanaA46 Queen's Pawn Game
7. R Ortega vs E Jimenez Zerquera  ½-½361952HavanaE17 Queen's Indian
8. Rossolimo vs R Ortega  1-0531952HavanaC55 Two Knights Defense
9. R Ortega vs F Planas Garcia  0-1521952HavanaD73 Neo-Grunfeld, 5.Nf3
10. J Gonzalez de Vega vs R Ortega  1-0651952HavanaE18 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3
11. R Ortega vs Eliskases ½-½651952HavanaE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
12. M Aleman Dovo vs R Ortega  1-0421952HavanaC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
13. R Ortega vs Reshevsky  0-1291952HavanaE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
14. Ed. Lasker vs R Ortega 1-0401952HavanaB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
15. R Ortega vs Evans  0-1371952HavanaD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
16. Prins vs R Ortega  1-0391952HavanaC77 Ruy Lopez
17. R Ortega vs Gligoric  0-1351952HavanaD90 Grunfeld
18. R Toran Albero vs R Ortega  1-0451952HavanaA95 Dutch, Stonewall
19. R Ortega vs Pomar Salamanca  ½-½641952HavanaA04 Reti Opening
20. H Steiner vs R Ortega  1-0171952HavanaC03 French, Tarrasch
21. R Ortega vs E Cobo Arteaga  0-1411952HavanaA80 Dutch
22. R Romero vs R Ortega  ½-½441952HavanaC99 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin,
23. R Ortega vs Najdorf  0-1601952HavanaE77 King's Indian
24. R Ortega vs H Heinicke  ½-½281952Helsinki Olympiad qual-1D90 Grunfeld
25. F Jacob vs R Ortega  0-1401952Helsinki Olympiad qual-1A90 Dutch
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-27-04  MonsieurL: I recently came across a game he played in the Chessmaster Database, Ortega vs. Ivkov, Capablanca Memorial, 1962. His uncommon opening of four pawns on the third rank is strange, but not included here. I wonder why! :)
Dec-27-04  Resignation Trap: More information on Ortega may be found here: .
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  Benzol: Rogelio Ortega
Born 28th March 1915
Cuban Champion in 1958 and 1966.
Jan-03-05  MonsieurL: Ask and ye shall recieve! Thanks,!
Mar-28-09  WhiteRook48: happy birthday to this player who I have not come across before!
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  GrahamClayton: An interesting photo of Ortega playing Che Guevara in a simul:

Jun-10-13  The Last Straw: What happened to him? Why is he inactive?
Aug-20-13  offramp: Because he won that game against Che.
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  whiteshark: According to he died in 1980.
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  whiteshark: According to he died in 1980.
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  whiteshark: <Resignation Trap: More information on Ortega may be found here:> Here's "part 2" - and I see what you did there. ;)

Nov-25-17  machuelo: A really nice person and a gentleman. Always available to help the young chess fans. (Miguel A. Sánchez, author of "José Raúl Capablanca, A Chess Biography", McFarland, 2015.
Feb-24-19  ZonszeinP: Ortega played for the Cuban team in the olympiad of 1966 with some success I believe

However, all the games from 1966 here appear to be only defeats

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