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Francisco José Pérez Pérez (8 September 1920 – 11 September 1999) was a Spanish/Cuban chess player. Born in Vigo, Spain, he won the Spanish Chess Championship in 1948, 1954, and 1960.[1] He played for Spain in the Chess Olympiads of 1958 and 1960 and in the 1961 European Team Chess Championship.[2][3]

Francisco José Pérez
Hoogovenschaaktoernooi partij Milic tegen Perez, Bestanddeelnr 906-9420.jpg
Milić vs. Pérez (1955)
Full nameFrancisco José Pérez Pérez
CountrySpain, Cuba
Born(1920-09-08)September 8, 1920
Vigo, Spain
DiedSeptember 11, 1999(1999-09-11) (aged 79)
TitleInternational Master
Peak rating2325 (January 1976)

In international tournaments, his best result was a share of first place at Madrid 1959.[4]FIDE awarded him the International Master (IM) title in 1959.[1] After emigrating to Cuba he played second board on the Cuban team in the 1964 Olympiad.[2][3]


  1. ^ a b Whyld, Ken (1986), Chess: The Records, Guinness Books, p. 157, ISBN 0-85112-455-0
  2. ^ a b Sunnucks, Anne (1970), The Encyclopaedia of Chess, St. Martin's Press, p. 352, LCCN 78106371
  3. ^ a b Pérez Pérez, Francisco José team chess record at
  4. ^ Keene, Raymond (1977), "Francisco José Perez", in Golombek, Harry (ed.), Golombek's Encyclopedia of Chess, Crown Publishing, p. 235, ISBN 0-517-53146-1

Further readingEdit

  • Morán, Pablo (1974), Campeones y Campeonatos de España de Ajedrez, pp. 40–44

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