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Benito Villegas

Benito Higinio Villegas (born 11 January 1877 - died 27 April 1952) was an Argentine chess master.

He was the first Champion of Club Argentino de Ajedrez in Buenos Aires in 1906-1907. After WW I, he won Argentine Chess Championship in 1922, and was Sub-Champion in 1921 and 1923.

Villegas participated in several South American Chess Championships. He tied for 2nd-4th at Montevideo 1921/22 ; shared 6th at Montevideo 1925 (Luis Argentino Palau won); took 7th at Mar del Plata 1928 (Grau won); took 11th at Buenos Aires 1931 ; took 10th at Mar del Plata]] 1934 (Aaron Schwartzman won); ...

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