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C42 The Petroff takes a beating

C42 The Petroff takes a beating

Jan 4, 2012, 10:44 PM 0
Raúl Carlos Sanguineti (Paraná, Entre Ríos, 3 February 1933 – Buenos Aires, 6 August 2000), sometimes spelled Sanguinetti was an Argentine chess Grandmaster. He won the Argentine Chess Championship seven times, in 1956, 1957, 1962, 1965, 1968, 1973 and 1974. Raúl Sanguinetti played for Argentina in seven Chess Olympiads. He won two individual gold medals at Moscow 1956 andVarna 1962, and two team bronze medals at Munich 1958 and Varna 1962. In total, he represented his country in seven Olympiads with an aggregate of over 70 per cent (46 -7 =42). He played in theWorld Chess Championship Interzonals at Portorož 1958 and Biel 1976. Important tournament victories included São Paulo 1957, Bariloche 1960, Buenos Aires (Club Argentino) 1963, Punte del Este 1964, Buenos Aires Open 1968, Fortaleza Zonal 1975, Mar del Plata 1976, Buenos Aires 1977, and Santos Lugares 1977. During his competitive career, which ran from 1954 to 1977, he very rarely finished in the bottom half of the tournament table. 
The above painting is Men Playing Chess by Yoel Teneh-Tannenbaum

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