Ramón Rey Ardid
He was a psychiatrist and professor at the Zaragoza University. In 1924, he played for Spain in first unofficial Chess Olympiad in Paris (+4 –5 =4) where took team 10th place and shared 21st in Consolation Cup (B tournament, Karel Hromádka won). In 1928, he won the pre-Olympic tournament in Madrid, but later resigned from participation in the 2nd Olympiad at The Hague.
In 1929, he tied for 4-5th in Barcelona (José Raúl Capablanca won) and took his first Spanish Champion title. In 1929 he won a match for the Spanish title against Manuel Golmayo (+4 –1 =2). He defended the title, winning matches: against R. Casas (+5 –1 =0) in 1933, Vicente Almirali Castall (+5 –0 =2) in 1935, Juan Manuel Fuentes (+5 –1 =1) in 1942, and lost the title to José Sanz (+3 –4 =3) in 1943.