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Oscar Humberto Castro Rojas
Number of games in database: 143
Years covered: 1969 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2370 (2357 rapid, 2396 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2382

Overall record: +48 -58 =37 (46.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (21) 
    B22 B40 B25 B31 B93
 French Defense (10) 
    C00 C02 C10
 King's Indian Attack (9) 
 Queen's Pawn Game (6) 
    A45 D02 D00
 Vienna Opening (6) 
    C29 C28 C25
 French (6) 
    C00 C10
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (9) 
    C72 C69 C87 C91 C77
 Dutch Defense (8) 
    A90 A85 A84 A81
 Uncommon Opening (7) 
 English (6) 
    A16 A10 A15
 English, 1 c4 e5 (5) 
    A22 A29 A26 A25 A27
 Grunfeld (4) 
    D87 D92 D98
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   O Castro vs Petrosian, 1976 1-0
   O Castro vs Geller, 1976 1-0
   O Castro vs Ivkov, 1978 1-0
   M Melgosa vs O Castro, 1999 0-1
   A Lombard vs O Castro, 1976 0-1
   J Diaz Diaz vs O Castro, 1976 1/2-1/2
   O Castro vs D H Campora, 1979 1-0
   O Castro vs Liberzon, 1976 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Sao Paulo (1978)
   Biel Interzonal (1976)
   Nice Olympiad Final-B (1974)
   American Continental (2014)
   Haifa Olympiad (1976)
   Novi Sad Olympiad (1990)
   American Continental Championship (2005)

   🏆 American Continental
   O Castro vs Hernandez Guerrero (Oct-26-14) 0-1
   Leitao vs O Castro (Oct-25-14) 1-0
   O Castro vs J F Cubas (Oct-24-14) 1-0
   O Castro vs B Gonzalez (Oct-23-14) 1-0
   R Mesias Rojas vs O Castro (Oct-22-14) 0-1

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(born May-08-1953, died Apr-12-2015, 61 years old) Colombia

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Oscar Humberto Castro Rojas was awarded the IM title in 1975 and was Colombian champion in 1972 and 1973. He represented Colombia at both the Nice and Haifa Olympiads in 1974 and 1976 respectively. In 1976 he also played in the Biel interzonal and finished 18th out of twenty players but his result included victories over Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian and Efim Geller. Later in the same year he had an excellent 2nd at Maresme in Spain. Shared 2nd in Linares 1979. In his returns to Colombia he won more 3 Colombian championships 1992, 1994 and 1999.

He died in 2015 in Medellin of a heart attack when he was assaulted by robbers.

Wikipedia article: Oscar Castro (chess player)

Last updated: 2020-04-28 11:48:26

 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 174  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Urzica vs O Castro  1-0241969Wch U20 fin-AC45 Scotch Game
2. O Castro vs B Vujacic  ½-½651969Wch U20 fin-AB50 Sicilian
3. J Krotki vs O Castro  0-1591969Wch U20 prel-DD02 Queen's Pawn Game
4. O Castro vs Adorjan  1-0261969Wch U20 prel-DD91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5
5. O Castro vs Adorjan  0-1401969Wch U20 fin-AB30 Sicilian
6. J Kaplan vs O Castro  1-0171969Wch U20 fin-AC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
7. Andersson vs O Castro  1-0221969Wch U20 fin-AC47 Four Knights
8. L Neckar vs O Castro  0-1291969Wch U20 fin-AB03 Alekhine's Defense
9. O Castro vs Karpov 0-1301969Wch U20 fin-AC33 King's Gambit Accepted
10. O Castro vs Hug  0-1421971Wch U20 q-2B30 Sicilian
11. O Castro vs Rogoff  0-128197219th StudWTCh qual. group 2B32 Sicilian
12. Gheorghiu vs O Castro  1-0241974Nice Olympiad qual-6A29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
13. Hort vs O Castro  ½-½501974Nice Olympiad qual-6D62 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
14. O Castro vs W Fairhurst  ½-½151974Nice Olympiad qual-6C25 Vienna
15. S Tatai vs O Castro  1-0421974Nice Olympiad Final-BC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
16. O Castro vs G Garcia Gonzalez  ½-½411974Nice Olympiad Final-BA07 King's Indian Attack
17. O Castro vs Z Doda  1-0441974Nice Olympiad Final-BB40 Sicilian
18. O Castro vs A Lombard  ½-½481974Nice Olympiad Final-BB40 Sicilian
19. F Olafsson vs O Castro  0-1641974Nice Olympiad Final-BB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
20. O Castro vs Liberzon  ½-½321974Nice Olympiad Final-BB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
21. J Seret vs O Castro  ½-½561974Nice Olympiad Final-BB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
22. L A Sanchez vs O Castro  1-0421975Colombia ChampionshipB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
23. O Castro vs J A Rubinetti  0-1401975Quito (Ecuador)C29 Vienna Gambit
24. O Castro vs Gutierrez  1-0521975QuitoB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
25. Pomar Salamanca vs O Castro  ½-½411976Costa BravaA16 English
 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 174  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: And I thought his name was just Oscar Castro.
Jul-20-05  Caissanist: Actually his name is rather short for a Latino. Every Spaniard or Latin American has at least two last names, and some have three or even four.
Aug-20-05  morphynoman2: SOrry, but in Colombia nobody call him Castro-Rojas. He is, as Benzol say, just Oscar Castro.
Mar-30-06  Caissanist: A thorough explanation of the Latino double last name thing was recently posted on the Francisco Vallejo-Pons page.
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: he may be a GM-strength with victories against Larsen, Petrosian, Geller..

any news on Oscar Castro?

Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: Shared 2nd in Linares 1979. Colombian champion 1972, 1973 (1974?), 1992, 1994 and 1999.


Apr-12-15  SickedChess: this strong MI died of a heart attack when he was assaulted by robbers (spanish)
Apr-12-15  SickedChess: RIP MI Oscar Castro
Apr-13-15  ChessVip: sad news, he was very active and his last international tournament was IX American Continental Classical Championship 2014 RIP IM Castro
Jul-27-18  BIDMONFA: Oscar Humberto Castro Rojas

CASTRO, Oscar H.

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