Jorge Rubinetti

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Jorge Alberto Rubinetti (March 31, 1945 – September 19, 2016) was an Argentine international chess master. He won the Argentine Chess Championship four times and competed at eight Chess Olympiads. He also played in two Interzonals in 1970 and 1982.[1]

Career Beginnings[edit]

Participated in the "World Championship of the Youth" in The Hague, Holland, in 1961. He was Argentine Champion "under 20" in 1962. He was "Metropolitan Champion" for the city of Buenos Aires in 1965. He was a four-time winner of the Absolute Argentine Chess Championship (Buenos Aires 1971, La Plata 1982 (five players tied for first place, but he won the playoff), Buenos Aires 1988, and Buenos Aires 1991).

He represented Argentina at eight Chess Olympiads: Lugano 1968, Siegen 1970, Skopje 1972, Nice 1974, Malta 1980, Luzern 1982, Thesalonika 1988 and Manila 1992.[2] He also competed at the 1985 World Team Championship in Lucerne on board six, scoring 3.5/7.[3]

In 1975, he won the First International Tournament "Atahualpa" held in Quito, Ecuador. Rubinetti participated in the Interzonals Tournaments of Palma de Mallorca in 1970 and Toluca, Mexico in 1982.[4][5]

He was champion of "Circulo de Ajedrez de Villa del Parque", Buenos Aires, from 1967 to 1973. He won matches played against Alberto Foguelman 5.5 0.5 in 1965, vs. Hebert Perez 3.5 0.5 in 1971, and versus Bartolome Marcussi 3.5 0.5 in 1973. He resigned his title without playing. He won also matches played against Borg 2 0 in the match Argentina-Chile, played in Mendoza 1971, versus Francisco Trois (2.5 1.5) at Porto Alegre 1976, vs Enrique Almada 2.5 1.5 in Montevideo, Uruguay, 1989 and 2 1 vs. IM Juan C Hase in Moron, Province of Buenos Aires, 1982. FIDE awarded the International Master title in 1969 at Mar del Plata Zonal.

Rubinetti also won at the Open Libertador Gral San Martín, Buenos Aires 1971, Mar del Plata Open 1971, Zárate Open 1972, Open Mercedes (R.O. Uruguay) 1975, International Aguadilla (Puerto Rico) 1988, Open São Paulo 1972(Brazil), Open Mar del Plata 1985 and Open "Villa Carlos Paz", Cordoba, Argentina, 1985.

He received the "Olimpia de Plata" in 1988 (Prize awarded by "Circulo de Periodistas Deportivos" each year for the best player in each discipline). He obtained a FIDE grandmaster norm in 1991.

He has been a chess professor at the Jockey Club of Buenos Aires since September 1993.

Famous Games[edit]

[Event "Nice ol fin-A" 1974] [Round "13"] [White "Rubinetti, J."][Black "Penrose, J.-England"] 1. d4 d5 2. c4 dxc4 3. Nf3 c5 4. d5 e6 5. e4 exd5 6. exd5 Bd6 7. Bxc4 Ne7 8. O-O O-O 9. Nc3 Bg4 10. h3! (10. Ne4 Nf5) 10... Bh5 11. Ne4 Na6 12. Re1 Nc7 13. Bg5 f6 (If 13... Re8 14. Nxd6 Qxd6 15. Rxe7 Rxe7 16. Bxe7 Qxe7 17. g4 (17. d6 Bxf3 18. gxf3 Qg5+) 17... Bg6 18. d6) 14. Nxd6 Qxd6 15. Rxe7 fxg5 16. Rxc7 Bxf3 17. gxf3 Rf4 18. Bb3 Raf8 19. Rc6! Qd7 20. Qe2 $1 Kh8 21. Qe6 Qd8 22. Rd6 Qb8 23. Rd7 Rxf3 24. d6 1-0

Rubinetti, Jorge - Seidler, Aldo Mar del Plata 1976. First Prize for brilliancy 1.e4 c5 2.Cc3 d6 3.Cge2 Cf6 4.g3 b5 5.Ag2 Ab7 6.d3 a6 7.0–0 e6 8.a3 Dc7 9.h3 h6 10.f4 d5 11.e5 Cfd7 12.f5! Cxe5 13.fxe6 fxe6 14.Cf4 Rd7 15.Dh5 g5 16.Cxe6!! (Deep combination made after more than 1 hour reflexion) 16...Rxe6 17.Txf8! Txf8 18.Dxh6+ Tf6 19.Axd5+! (The point) Re7 [Si 19...Axd5 20.Dxf6+! Rxf6 21.Cxd5+ decide] 20.Axg5 Cf3+! 21.Rg2 [ No 21.Axf3? Dxg3+] 21...Cxg5 22.Te1+ Ce6 23.Dg7+ (This had to be calculated on move 16th) 23...Rd6 24.Dxf6 Axd5+ 25.Cxd5 Dd7 26.Cf4 Db7+ 27.Rh2 Cd7 28.Dxe6+ Rc7 29.Cd5+ Rb8 30.Dd6+ Ra7 31.Te7 Td8 32.Cf6 and black resigned.

[Event "Buenos Aires 1970 (O3) II Internacional"] [White "Agdamus, José"] [Black "Rubinetti, Jorge"] 1 d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6 4. g3 Ba6 5. Qc2 c5 6. b3 Nc6 7. Bb2 cxd4 8. Nxd4 Bb4+ 9. Nd2 Nxd4 10. Bxd4 Bb7 11. f3 d5 12. cxd5 Qxd5 13. Qb2 Rc8 14. Rd1 O-O 15. Bh3 Rfd8 16. Be3 Bc3 17. Qb1 Qe5 18. Kf2 Qxe3+ 19. Kxe3 Bd4+ 20. Kf4 (20. Kd3 Bf2 mate) 20... e5+ 21. Kf5 Rc6 (21... Rc5) 22. Ne4 Bc8+ 23. Kg5 h6+ 24. Kh4 g5+ 25. Nxg5 hxg5+ 26. Kxg5 Nh7+ 27. Kh5 Bxh3 (27... Kg7) 28. e3 Rdd6 0-1

"Quilmes 1980. ARGENTINE championship". Round "2" White "Najdorf, Miguel" Black "Rubinetti, Jorge" [White Elo "2510"][Black Elo "2445"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. d5 e6 4. Nc3 exd5 5. cxd5 d6 6. Nf3 g6 7. g3 Bg7 8. Nd2 O-O 9. Bg2 Nbd7 10. O-O Re8 11. h3 a6 12. a4 Rb8 13. Nc4 Ne5 14. Na3 Nh5 15. e4 f5 16. exf5 Bxf5 17. Re1 (17. g4 Bxg4 18. hxg4 Qh4) 17... Nd3 18. Rxe8+ Qxe8 19. Nc2 (19. g4 Nxf2 20. Kxf2 Bd4+ 21. Kf3 (21. Kf1 Ng3 mate) 21...Qe5) 19... Nxf2! 20. Kxf2 Bxc2 21. Qxc2 Bd4+ 22. Kf3 Qe1 23. Ne4 Rf8+ 24. Kg4 Re8 25. Qd3 Rxe4+ 26. Bxe4 Nf6+ 27. Kf3? (27. Kh4 Nxe4 28. Bg5 Qxa1 29. Qxe4 Be5 30. Qg4 Qf1 31. Qc8+ Qf8 32. Qxb7 h6 wins) 27... Qf2 check mate {This game received a prize for the second best.} 0-1

"Mar del Plata open 1985". Round "6" [White "Rubinetti, Jorge"][Black "Panno, Oscar"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. g3 O-O 5. Bg2 d5 6. Nf3 dxc4 7. O-O Nbd7 8. Qc2 h6 9. Rd1 a6 10. Ne5 Nxe5 11. dxe5 Nd7 12. Ne4 Qe7 13. Bf4 Nc5 14. a3! Nxe4 (14... Ba5 $2 15. Nxc5 Qxc5 16. b4) 15. axb4 Ng5 16. Qxc4 Re8 17. Be3 c6 18. Bc5 Qc7 19. Qd4 f5 20. exf6 e5 21. Qh4 gxf6 22. Qxh6 Qg7 23. Qxg7+ Kxg7 24. b5! cxb5 25. Bxb7 Bxb7 26. Rd7+ Kg6 27. Rxb7 Rac8 28. b4 Re6 29. f3 Rec6 30. Ra7 Ne6 31. R7xa6 Rxa6 32. Rxa6 Nxc5 33. bxc5 Rxc5 34. Kf2 b4 35. Rb6 Rc4 36. h4 e4 37. g4 exf3 38. exf3 Kg7 39. Kg3 Kf7 40. h5 Kg7 41. Rb7+ Kh6 42. Rf7 Rc6 43. Kh4 b3 44. f4 1-0

"Olimpiada Thesaloniki" 1988. Round "12" White "Rubinetti, Jorge" Black "Ghinda (GM Rumania), Mihail" 1. Nf3 g6 2. c4 Bg7 3. Nc3 c5 4. e3 Nf6 5. d4 O-O 6. Be2 cxd4 7. exd4 d5 8. O-O Nc6 9. Re1 Be6 10. Ng5 Bf5 11. Be3 dxc4 12. Bxc4 Na5 13. Be2 Rc8 14. h3 a6 15. Rc1 b5 16. b3 Nc6 17. Qd2 Qa5 18. Bf3 Rfd8 19. Bxc6 $1 Rxc6 20.Nd5! Qxd2 21. Nxe7+ Kf8 22. Bxd2 Rxc1 23. Bxc1 a5 (23... Rxd4 24. Ba3 b4 25.Nc6) 24. Nxf5 gxf5 25. Nf3 Ne4 26. Be3 b4 27. Rc1 Nc3 28. Rc2 Rd5 29. g3 Bf6 30. Kg2 Ke7 31. a3 Rb5 32. axb4 axb4 33. Bd2 Nd5 34. Rc4 Kd7 35. Ne1 Be7 36. Nd3 Bd6 37. Kf3 f6 38. Nf4 Bxf4 39. Bxf4 Ra5 40. Rc5 Rxc5 41. dxc5 Nc3 42.Ke3 Kc6 43. Kd4 Ne4 44. Be3 Nxc5 45. Kc4 Na6 46. Bd4 f4 47. g4 f3 48. Bxf6 Nc7 49. Bg5 Ne6 50. Bd2 Nc5 51. Bxb4 Ne4 52. Be1 1-0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Murió Jorge Rubinetti: el adiós al maestro bohemio". lanacion.com.ar. Retrieved 22 September 2016. 
  2. ^ "Nuestro Círculo". www.p4r.org.ar. Retrieved 2016-07-12. 
  3. ^ "OlimpBase :: 1st World Team Chess Championship, Lucerne 1985, Argentina". www.olimpbase.org. Retrieved 2016-07-12. 
  4. ^ "1970 Palma de Mallorca Interzonal : 1970-72 cycle : World Chess Championship". www.mark-weeks.com. Retrieved 2016-07-12. 
  5. ^ "1982 Toluca Interzonal : 1982-84 cycle : World Chess Championship". www.mark-weeks.com. Retrieved 2016-07-12. 

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