Juan Traian Iliesco
Number of games in database: 138
Years covered: 1931 to 1949
Overall record: +34 -67 =37 (38.0%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.
NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
Stahlberg vs J Traian Iliesco, 1941 1/2-1/2
Rossetto vs J Traian Iliesco, 1944 0-1
NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
Mar del Plata (1936)
Mar del Plata (1949)
Mar del Plata (1943)
Mar del Plata (1944)
Mar del Plata (1942)
Mar del Plata (1941)
Mar del Plata (1946)
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|JUAN TRAIAN ILIESCO
(born Apr-18-1898, died Feb-02-1968, 69 years old) Romania (federation/nationality Argentina)
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|Juan Traian Iliesco was born in Braila, Romania. He won the Argentinian Championship in 1943.|
Wikipedia article: Juan Iliesco
| page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 138
|1. G Holtey vs J Traian Iliesco
|| ||½-½||31||1931||ARG-ch||A46 Queen's Pawn Game|
|2. J Traian Iliesco vs G Holtey
|| ||0-1||29||1934||Mar del Plata||A04 Reti Opening|
|3. B H Villegas vs J Traian Iliesco
|| ||0-1||56||1936||Mar del Plata||E12 Queen's Indian|
|4. J Traian Iliesco vs J C Balparda
|| ||1-0||61||1936||Mar del Plata||D63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense|
|5. I Pleci vs J Traian Iliesco
|| ||½-½||58||1936||Mar del Plata||E67 King's Indian, Fianchetto|
|6. L Piazzini vs J Traian Iliesco
|| ||0-1||53||1936||Mar del Plata||A47 Queen's Indian|
|7. J Traian Iliesco vs A Schwartzman
|| ||½-½||25||1936||Mar del Plata||D67 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line|
|8. J Bolbochan vs J Traian Iliesco
|| ||½-½||29||1936||Mar del Plata||E34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation|
|9. J Traian Iliesco vs R Flores Alvarez
||0-1||43||1936||Mar del Plata||E67 King's Indian, Fianchetto|
|10. V Fenoglio vs J Traian Iliesco
|| ||1-0||40||1936||Mar del Plata||A45 Queen's Pawn Game|
|11. J Traian Iliesco vs C Guimard
|| ||0-1||47||1936||Mar del Plata||A53 Old Indian|
|12. Letelier vs J Traian Iliesco
|| ||0-1||35||1936||Mar del Plata||A52 Budapest Gambit|
|13. J Traian Iliesco vs A Pons
|| ||1-0||42||1936||Mar del Plata||D30 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|14. C Hounie Fleurquin vs J Traian Iliesco
|| ||½-½||77||1936||Mar del Plata||B32 Sicilian|
|15. J Traian Iliesco vs R Charlier
|| ||0-1||41||1936||Mar del Plata||A96 Dutch, Classical Variation|
|16. M Castillo vs J Traian Iliesco
|| ||0-1||57||1936||Mar del Plata||B58 Sicilian|
|17. J Traian Iliesco vs J Vinuesa
|| ||0-1||40||1936||Mar del Plata||A96 Dutch, Classical Variation|
|18. M Czerniak vs J Traian Iliesco
|| ||1-0||43||1940||Buenos Aires||E85 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox Variation|
|19. J Traian Iliesco vs I Raud
|| ||0-1||48||1941||Mar del Plata||A13 English|
|20. J Vinuesa vs J Traian Iliesco
|| ||1-0||55||1941||Mar del Plata||E85 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox Variation|
|21. J Traian Iliesco vs C Guimard
|| ||1-0||38||1941||Mar del Plata||A04 Reti Opening|
|22. L Engels vs J Traian Iliesco
|| ||1-0||39||1941||Mar del Plata||B73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical|
|23. J Traian Iliesco vs Eliskases
||0-1||35||1941||Mar del Plata||A07 King's Indian Attack|
|24. J Traian Iliesco vs Najdorf
|| ||1-0||39||1941||Mar del Plata||E67 King's Indian, Fianchetto|
|25. P Frydman vs J Traian Iliesco
|| ||1-0||35||1941||Mar del Plata||E64 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System|
| page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 138
|Sep-19-06|| ||radu stancu: Ha, I thought this name sounded too Romanian not to be so! :) In fact the original Romanian spelling is Iliescu; the "escu" ending is very common, historically meaning "son of", but it's also common for it to be transformed to "esco" especially for those who have lived in France. (ex: Eugène Ionesco - originally Eugen Ionescu)|
I can't find any info on this guy, but since Juan = John = Ion or Ioan in Romanian his original name must have been Io(a)n Traian Iliescu. Which is funny considering that our current president is Traian Basescu and the one before him: Ion Iliescu. :)
|Apr-18-10|| ||wordfunph: he died the year i was born... he must be a patzer like me. :)|
oh no! he's got a win over Najdorf..
|Sep-21-20|| ||Fusilli: He must have been one of the many European masters who stayed in Argentina when WW2 broke out during the 1939 Buenos Aires chess Olympiad. Najdorf was the most famous of those, of course. But also Stahlberg, Eliskases, Czerniak, Luckis, Frydman, Engels, and many others. Some of them stayed in Argentina permanently (e.g. Najdorf and Eliskases), some moved on somewhere else after the war (e.g. Stahlberg, Czerniak). That sudden immigration of old world talent gave chess in Argentina an enormous boost.|
'.. Ion Traian Iliescu fue cadete en la armada rumana. Cayó prisionero en la I Guerra Mundial y estuvo recluido un año y medio en el campo de Havelberg. Al finalizar la contienda pasó a Francia y luego a la Argentina. Llegó a Buenos Aires en 1921; tres años más tarde aprendió a jugar al ajedrez y se convirtió en profesional para sobrevivir. En 1928 ganó el Nacional de segunda categoría. ..'
from '1.P4R!!' marzo 1968, p. 689-692
He learned chess 1923 to survive?! Not bad at all, that man was tough.
But there is more
'.. Su capacidad docente fue maravillosa. ..'
The maestro giving classes
So he is 'home made' chess master - a 'false positive' import. A wonderful story indeed.
|Sep-21-20|| ||Fusilli: <login> Cool story!|
Let me approximately translate the Spanish part at the top of your post:
<Ion Traian Iliescu was a soldier in the Romanian Army. He fell prisoner during WW1 and spent a year and a half in the prisoners camp of Havelberg. After the war, he moved to France and then to Argentina in 1921. Three years later he learned chess and started to play to made a living. In 1928 he won the Argentine championship for his player class ("second category" in Argentina.)>
And look at us today. We sitting here day in day out complaining our ever so hard life from within our grandma's basements, throwing poop at each other in the Rogoff loony bin, while ordinary men and women of the past challenged their faith to become outstanding. Hope he is resting well and having a good laugh at us grumpy bunch.
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