Friday, January 28, 2005

Roberto Grau

Roberto Grau (1900-1944), the Argentine master whom I've already mentioned in this blog as the author of the Tratado General de Ajedrez, never reached grandmaster status. However, he was six-time champion of Argentina (1926, 1927, 1928, 1934, 1935, 1938) and managed a few memorable results against some of the leading players of his day:
  • win against Max Euwe at Paris 1924
  • win against Richard Reti at Buenos Aires 1924
  • win against E. Colle at San Remo 1930
  • win against Reuben Fine at the Warsaw Olympiad 1935
  • draw against Alexander Alekhine at the Warsaw Olympiad 1935
  • draws against Paul Keres and Jose Capablanca at the Buenos Aires Olympiad 1939

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