Studies (of more than 300) selected and composed by

Mario Guido Garcia (Argentina).

He was born in 1948 in the city of Salta - Province Argentina located in the north of the country.

Graduated in Economics with the title of Certified Public Accountant.

But basically in practice he has devoted himself to teaching.
He was dean of the Faculty of Economics of the National University of Salta and is a professor in the department of Advanced Accounting.

In his political activity he served as Secretary of Finance, Director of Banco Provincial de Salta, Director of Industry and the receivership of several companies in the state.

As head of Sports and Cultural Institutions, was president of  the Salteña Chess Federation, of the Club Sportivo Trade and of foundations with social objectives.

As a chess player he participated in "major" tournaments of Salta, and joined the team of his province in competitions such as:
Argentine Chess Team Championship, selected matches with Bolivia, Chile and Paraguay.

He began in the late 1990s with composition, dedicated until 1996 to direct work mates and in the last 20 years the artistic endgame studies.

His current production includes 230 direct mates and more than 500 endgame studies.

The compositions were published in magazines and newspapers of Argentina, Brazil, USA and Europe, 

during the years 2000 to 2002 on the Internet (220 studies) including these in the database of composer Harold van der Heijden.

He was organizer and Director of the School of Chess of the Province of Salta under the Ministry of Education of Salta and chess columnist Daily Tribune under the pseudonym Alfil Blanco.
Integrates the team of editors of the magazine EG being responsible for the analysis and technical controls, of the studies that are published of the international tournaments.
Is  International Judge (Judge of the FIDE for Chess Compositions).

 This information in spanish and more can be found on the Argentina website: problemistasajedrez

Mario is very active as an editor. Also he checks studies and corrects them. On this page you find many of his achievements.


(All his studies, more exact dates, possible corrections or cooks and exact details about sources can be found in the

Harold van der Heijden database V (31-12-2015) ).