Luis Augusto Sánchez

Luis Augusto Sánchez (July 20, 1917-1981) a Colombian chess master.

He was six-times Colombian Champion (1938, 1947, 1948, 1954, 1958, and 1962).

In 1951, he won in Caracas (zonal). In 1952, he took 17th in Stockholm (interzonal, Alexander Kotov won). In 1957, he took 3rd in Caracas (Zonal; Boris De Greiff won). In 1958, he took 8th in Bogotá (1st Torneo de las Americas, Oscar Panno won). In 1959, he tied for 4-6th with Raúl Sanguineti and Bobby Fischer in Santiago de Chile. The event was won by Borislav Ivkov and Ludek Pachman . In 1969, he tied for 4-5th in Quito (Zonal, Eleazar Jiménez and Olavo Yépez won).

Sánchez played for Colombia in Chess Olympiads .

  • In 1954, at third board in 11th Chess Olympiad in Amsterdam (+5 -4 = 9);
  • In 1956, at the second board in 12th Chess Olympiad in Moscow (+7 -2 = 10);
  • In 1958, at the second board in 13th Chess Olympiad in Munich (+4 -5 = 10);
  • In 1966, at first reserve in 17th Chess Olympiad in Havana (+7 -3 = 5).

Awarded the IM title in 1951.

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