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Carlos Garcia Palermo
C Garcia Palermo 
Number of games in database: 853
Years covered: 1970 to 2020
Last FIDE rating: 2418 (2388 rapid, 2421 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2550

Overall record: +326 -197 =318 (57.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 12 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (77) 
    E76 E61 E97 E94 E63
 Queen's Pawn Game (75) 
    A45 A40 A46 A41 D02
 Nimzo Indian (56) 
    E42 E46 E20 E41 E32
 Modern Benoni (38) 
    A56 A57 A58 A70 A71
 Queen's Indian (31) 
    E12 E15 E17 E14 E13
 Queen's Gambit Declined (29) 
    D31 D35 D37 D30 D39
With the Black pieces:
 Caro-Kann (53) 
    B18 B12 B10 B13 B11
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (40) 
    D27 D21 D24 D29 D23
 English, 1 c4 e5 (26) 
    A29 A20 A22 A28 A25
 Queen's Pawn Game (19) 
    A45 E00 A40 A46 D02
 Ruy Lopez (15) 
    C65 C92 C67 C95 C78
 English (13) 
    A14 A10 A13 A17
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Fischer vs Garcia Palermo, 1970 0-1
   V Palermo vs Garcia Palermo, 2001 0-1
   Garcia Palermo vs Karpov, 1982 1-0
   Garcia Palermo vs C Herrera, 2001 1-0
   Garcia Palermo vs M Andres Mendez, 2001 1-0
   Garcia Palermo vs Wolff, 1986 1-0
   Garcia Palermo vs Vescovi, 1995 1-0
   Garcia Palermo vs A S Segal, 1996 1-0
   Garcia Palermo vs Z Franco Ocampos, 1982 1-0
   S Mareco vs Garcia Palermo, 2008 0-1

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Villa Gesell (1980)
   Madrid-B (1994)
   Santiago (1980)
   Forli Open (1988)
   Forli Open (1989)
   Magistral Internacional Ruibal (2008)
   Italian Championship (2013)
   Reggio Emilia 1994/95 (1994)
   Szirak (1986)
   Ibercaja Open (1991)
   American Continental (2003)
   Groningen Chess Festival (2013)
   Rome Open (1990)
   Dubai Olympiad (1986)
   Manila Olympiad (1992)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Szirak 1986 by Tabanus

   🏆 ch-ITA Online Final KO
   C Garcia Palermo vs F Sonis (Nov-21-20) 0-1
   C Garcia Palermo vs F Sonis (Nov-21-20) 1/2-1/2
   F Sonis vs C Garcia Palermo (Nov-21-20) 1/2-1/2
   F Sonis vs C Garcia Palermo (Nov-21-20) 1-0
   C Garcia Palermo vs M Godena (Nov-18-20) 1/2-1/2

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(born Dec-02-1953, 68 years old) Argentina (federation/nationality Italy)

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Carlos Horacio Garcia Palermo was born in La Plata, Argentina. Awarded the IM title in 1981 and the GM title in 1985,

In 1982, he beat then reigning World Chess Champion and number one player of the world, Anatoly Karpov at the prestigious international Clarin tournament, held in Mar del Plata (Jan Timman won). Garcia Palermo is the only Argentine player to have beat a reigning world champion under classic time controls.

He took 2nd-3rd in Rubinstein Memorial at Polanica-Zdroj 1985. He won or shared first place at Bayamo 1983, Capablanca Memorial tournaments in Havana 1985, Havana 1986, and Camaguey 1987, Forli 1988, Canete 1994, La Plata 1998, and Faxinal 2002. In 2004 he took part in the FIDE World Championship, where he was knocked out in the first round by Ye Jiangchuan.

GarcĂ­a Palermo represented Argentina in the World Team Chess Championship at Lucerne 1985, and played three times in the Chess Olympiad: for Argentina at Dubai 1986, and for Italy at Manila 1992, Turin 2006.

He was awarded the titles of International Master in 1981 and Grandmaster in 1985.

Wikipedia article: Carlos Garcia Palermo


Last updated: 2021-12-02 01:21:16

 page 1 of 37; games 1-25 of 902  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Fischer vs C Garcia Palermo 0-1151970SimulC31 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
2. L Bronstein vs C Garcia Palermo  ½-½211973Zarate opB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
3. C Garcia Palermo vs J Emma  0-1401974Argentine ChampionshipB78 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long
4. J Szmetan vs C Garcia Palermo  1-0261974Argentine ChampionshipB82 Sicilian, Scheveningen
5. C Garcia Palermo vs C G Poch  1-0661974Argentine ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
6. C Castillo vs C Garcia Palermo  0-1381974Argentine ChampionshipD02 Queen's Pawn Game
7. C Garcia Palermo vs V Brond  1-0411974Argentine ChampionshipC05 French, Tarrasch
8. R Sanguineti vs C Garcia Palermo  ½-½471974Argentine ChampionshipA17 English
9. C Garcia Palermo vs C A Martinez  1-0141974Argentine ChampionshipB97 Sicilian, Najdorf
10. A Aparicio vs C Garcia Palermo  1-0341974Argentine ChampionshipB40 Sicilian
11. C Garcia Palermo vs L Bronstein  0-1431974Argentine ChampionshipA37 English, Symmetrical
12. R Sabao vs C Garcia Palermo  0-1401974Argentine ChampionshipA10 English
13. C Garcia Palermo vs A Colussi  1-0371974Argentine ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
14. R Grinberg vs C Garcia Palermo  ½-½411974Argentine ChampionshipC41 Philidor Defense
15. C Garcia Palermo vs R Garcia  0-1541974Argentine ChampionshipB60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
16. J Rubinetti vs C Garcia Palermo  1-0821974Argentine ChampionshipD85 Grunfeld
17. C Garcia Palermo vs H de La Vega  ½-½171974Argentine ChampionshipB56 Sicilian
18. L Varas vs C Garcia Palermo  0-1361974Argentine ChampionshipA42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
19. C Garcia Palermo vs H Perez Garcia  ½-½201975Zarate OpenA81 Dutch
20. C Garcia Palermo vs J Aijala  0-14019757th Open Finnish Ch.C63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
21. C Garcia Palermo vs L Bronstein  ½-½141976Mar del PlataE14 Queen's Indian
22. C Garcia Palermo vs J Whitehead  ½-½381977Lone PineB32 Sicilian
23. Lombardy vs C Garcia Palermo  1-0591977Lone PineC29 Vienna Gambit
24. Evans vs C Garcia Palermo  ½-½521977Lone PineD80 Grunfeld
25. C Garcia Palermo vs Henley  ½-½541977Lone PineA77 Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8, 10.Nd2
 page 1 of 37; games 1-25 of 902  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-02-04  LuisGLopez: This guy won Fischer... in a simul :-) I have the game in a chess magazine; if you like, I can send it to you.
Premium Chessgames Member Please do. PGN Upload Utility
Jul-19-04  ConLaMismaMano: Garcia Palermo's highest rating achieved was 2550 in 1986, when he was 33 years old.
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  Benzol: Carlos H Garcia Palermo
Born 2nd December 1953 in La Plata
Awarded the IM title in 1981 and the GM title in 1985.
Dec-16-05  Karpova: he has been living in italy since 1980 and played for italy in olympiads
Dec-02-06  BIDMONFA: Carlos Garcia-Palermo


Dec-02-08  brankat: Happy Birthday GM Garcia-Palermo!
Dec-02-08  Open Defence: In some books I have his name was given as Palermo-Garcia I guess Garcia-Palermo is correct ?

Dec-02-08  brankat: <Open Defence> It's just like <OD> and <RO>. Still the same person :-)
Dec-08-08  Augalv: He has always been known in Argentina as Garcia Palermo.
Dec-08-08  Augalv: Btw, he is the only Argentine player to have beat a reigning world champion under clasic time controls.

C Garcia-Palermo vs Karpov, 1982

Here's a link to an article on the tournament where this game was played published on The NYtimes in 1982.

The tournament was won by Jan Timman.

Jul-17-11  Antiochus: Another strike from this argentinian:

C Garcia-Palermo vs A S Segal, 1996

Dec-02-12  Abdel Irada: <LuisGLopez: This guy won Fischer... in a simul>

The awarding of players as prizes in chess games is a practice I will never understand.

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  Penguincw: Happy 60th birthday to GM Carlos Garcia Palermo.
Sep-05-14  acmilan03c1: Apparently it's Carlos Horacio Garcia Palermo. See, for instance, here:
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  Fusilli: <Augalv: He has always been known in Argentina as Garcia Palermo.>

Indeed. On a minor point, in Spanish we don't really use hyphens for double surnames. So, he is "Garcia Palermo" rather than "Garcia-Palermo."

When I was growing up in Argentina, I remember Garcia Palermo was virtually never seen around. I thought he moved to Europe early on.

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