Miguel Farré Mallofré

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Miguel Farré Mallofré (Catalan spelling Miquel Farré i Mallofré), born Terrassa, 23 February 1936, is a Spanish pianist and music professor. As a young man, he was one of Spain's leading chess players, gaining the title of International Master in 1959 and representing Spain at two Chess Olympiads.

Farré in Figueres, 2016

Chess careerEdit

Miguel Farré Mallofré participated in two World junior championships in 1953 and 1955. In 1953 he finished second in the "B" final (10th overall);[1] in 1955 he finished third behind Boris Spassky and Edmar Mednis.[2]

He finished second in the Catalan championship in 1955 and 1957,[3] and was second in the 1957 Spanish championship behind Arturo Pomar.[4]

Farré represented Spain at two Chess Olympiads. In 1958, on board 4, he scored 10/15; in 1960 he scored 8½/15. He was awarded the International Master title in 1959.

His last major tournament was in Torremolinos in 1961, where he finished in a tie for fourth place behind Svetozar Gligoric and Arturo Pomar. After this, he gave up high level chess to concentrate on his musical career. He remained an active member of his club CE Terrassa, representing them in the Spanish Team Championship until 1981.[5]

Music careerEdit

In 1954, Farré won the inaugural Maria Canals International Music Competition.[6] In 1968, he became the chair of the piano department at the Municipal Conservatory of Barcelona, a position he occupies to this day.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FSI - Federazione Scacchistica Italiana".
  2. ^ "FSI - Federazione Scacchistica Italiana".
  3. ^ "Archived copy". www.escacs.cat. Archived from the original on 9 September 2012. Retrieved 12 January 2022.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-04-02. Retrieved 2016-09-04.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "OlimpBase :: Spanish Team Chess Championship :: Miquel Farré Mallofré".
  6. ^ http://www.mariacanals.org/en/concurs/historia/guanyadors.html

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