Luis Augusto Sánchez (20 July 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 four Chess Olympiads. In 1954, at third board in 11th Chess Olympiad in Amsterdam (+5 –4 =9); In 1956, at second board in 12th Chess Olympiad in Moscow (+7 –2 =10); In 1958, at second board in 13th Chess Olympiad in Munich (+4 –5 =10); In 1966, at first reserve board in 17th Chess Olympiad in Havana (+7 –3 =5).Awarded the IM title in 1951.