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Mario Covas Tournament

Rafael Duailibe Leitao5.5/7(+4 -0 =3)[games]
Giovanni Portilho Vescovi5/7(+4 -1 =2)[games]
Ruben Felgaer3/7(+1 -2 =4)[games]
Jose Fernando Cubas2.5/7(+2 -4 =1)[games]
Gilberto Milos2.5/7(+2 -4 =1)[games]
Andres Rodriguez Vila2.5/7(+2 -4 =1)[games]

 page 1 of 1; 21 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. G Vescovi vs A Rodriguez Vila  1-0522005Mario Covas TournamentC18 French, Winawer
2. R Felgaer vs G Vescovi  0-1382005Mario Covas TournamentB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
3. G Milos vs J F Cubas 1-0352005Mario Covas TournamentC14 French, Classical
4. Leitao vs A Rodriguez Vila ½-½872005Mario Covas TournamentE10 Queen's Pawn Game
5. G Milos vs R Felgaer 0-1422005Mario Covas TournamentB33 Sicilian
6. J F Cubas vs Leitao  0-1772005Mario Covas TournamentB08 Pirc, Classical
7. J F Cubas vs G Vescovi  1-0482005Mario Covas TournamentB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
8. R Felgaer vs Leitao ½-½142005Mario Covas TournamentB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
9. A Rodriguez Vila vs G Milos  1-0372005Mario Covas TournamentB56 Sicilian
10. Leitao vs A Rodriguez Vila  1-0332005Mario Covas TournamentE10 Queen's Pawn Game
11. G Milos vs J F Cubas  1-0302005Mario Covas TournamentC14 French, Classical
12. G Vescovi vs R Felgaer  ½-½632005Mario Covas TournamentD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
13. A Rodriguez Vila vs G Vescovi  0-1462005Mario Covas TournamentB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
14. Leitao vs J F Cubas  ½-½322005Mario Covas TournamentD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
15. R Felgaer vs G Milos  ½-½342005Mario Covas TournamentB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
16. G Milos vs A Rodriguez Vila 0-1342005Mario Covas TournamentC18 French, Winawer
17. Leitao vs R Felgaer  1-0612005Mario Covas TournamentD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
18. G Vescovi vs J F Cubas  1-0332005Mario Covas TournamentD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
19. R Felgaer vs G Vescovi  ½-½202005Mario Covas TournamentC91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
20. J F Cubas vs G Milos  1-0582005Mario Covas TournamentB56 Sicilian
21. A Rodriguez Vila vs Leitao  0-1432005Mario Covas TournamentA03 Bird's Opening
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Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-07-05  cade: Not often you see a tournament with such lopsided scores.
Oct-07-05  cade: I wonder how the match-ups in this tourney were decided. For instance Cubas never played Felgaer or Rodriguez but played vs Milos 3 times! Is the score incomplete or is there an interesting rule for this tournament?
Oct-07-05  ConLaMismaMano: It was a match; Brazil (GMs Vescovi 2640, Milos 2606 and Leitao 2598) vs. South America (GMs Felgaer-Argentina 2618, Rodriguez-Uruguay 2523 and IM Cubas-Paraguay 2451).
Oct-07-05  refutor: knockout? that would explain the lopsided scores as well
Oct-07-05  ConLaMismaMano: Every day each master had to play 2 games; one rapid and the other one with standard time controls.
Oct-09-05  fxenderby: the name of the city is São Paulo. and although we are quite used to see it without the curling diacritic on top of the A (which we call "til"), San Pablo hits a bit hard!
Oct-12-05  EmperorAtahualpa: <fxenderby> Are you sure it was in São Paulo? Perhaps there is also a smaller place named San Pablo? You see, I wouldn't even dare to imagine that the <> webmasters can't tell the difference between San Pablo and São Paulo...:)
Oct-12-05  fxenderby: well, mario covas, who gives his name to the tournament, was the governor of são paulo. it all happened in the city of Santos, in the state of São Paulo. what to do... (there must be lots of places named san pablo, but probably not in brazil!)
Oct-12-05  EmperorAtahualpa: Well that seems to make sense....
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  Sneaky: But I look it up in Google and I find that Mario Covas' name is associated with San Pablo. E.g. <El gobernador de San Pablo, Mario Covas, reforzó las medidas para proteger a su estado...> from So it seems that even Mr. Covas himself is confused ovevr this whole San Pablo / São Paulo issue!

Could it be simply that spanish speaking people call São Paulo by the name "San Pablo" ?

Oct-12-05  fxenderby: yeah. that's precisely it. spanish people call it são paulo. nevertheless, i don't think any english speaking person would like to see new york called nova iorque just because in some other language, some people call it that way. or maybe i'm just to punctillious (i wonder if i got that right..)
Oct-12-05  fxenderby: see that!
even i got confused now. shoot! spanish speaking people call it san pablo. because they speak spanish, damn it! let's call the whole thing off!
let's call the damn city saint paul!
Oct-10-06  Chess Carnival: <fxenderby> is right!

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