Raimundo Garcia

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Raimundo Garcia (born 27 May 1936) is an Argentine chess master.

Raimundo Garcia

At the beginning of his career, he took 7th at Santa Fe 1956 (Miguel Najdorf won). Then he tied for 10-11th in Argentine Chess Championship (Herman Pilnik won) in 1958, tied for 6-7th at Quilmes 1959 (Alberto Foguelman won), and tied for 3rd-5th at Buenos Aires 1961 (ARG-ch, Hector Rossetto won).[1]

Garcia won at Mar del Plata 1962 (Torneo Latino-americano),[2] and was Argentine Champion in 1963.[3] In 1963 he won a match against Samuel Schweber (3 : 2) in Buenos Aires, tied for 7-9th at Fortaleza 1963 (zonal, Rossetto won), and took 10th at Buenos Aires 1964 (Paul Keres won).

He tied for 5-6th at Buenos Aires / Rio Hondo 1966 (zonal, Henrique Mecking won), tied for 3rd-4th at Mar del Plata 1969 (zonal, Najdorf and Oscar Panno won) and lost a match (play-off) to Mecking (0.5 : 2.5) at São Paulo 1969, took 14th at Buenos Aires 1970 (Robert James Fischer won), and tied for 3rd-4th at Mar del Plata 1976 (Raúl Sanguinetti and Victor Brond won).

Garcia played for Argentina in Chess Olympiads:

He was awarded the IM title in 1964.

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