|Jun-01-03|| ||Ribeiro: This master wrote a very important book in several volumes, entitled "Tratado General de Ajedrez" (something like General Treatise on Chess). |
|Dec-05-04|| ||kostich in time: Despite his unimpressive score in this database. Grau ruled Argentinian chess in the twenties and thirties, ahead of strong players like Guimard and Pleci. He played very well at the Stockholm Olympiad in 1937 |
|Jan-01-05|| ||Benzol: Roberto Gabriel Grau
Born 18th March 1900 in Buenos Aires
Died 12th April 1944 also in Buenos Aires
He was Argentine champion in 1926, 1935, 1936 and 1939.
|Jul-11-05|| ||Lubosch: I need to Have more notice on Grau and Araiza (players of San remo 1930 )on the life of this players. sorry for very bad englisch. Thank you|
|Feb-08-06|| ||benderules: He also was instrumental to organize the match Capa-Alek in Buenos Aires|
|Mar-18-06|| ||BIDMONFA: Roberto Grau
GRAU, Roberto G.
|Jan-22-07|| ||wolfking: Capablanca and Grau were great friends. In a friendly game between them, Capablanca blunders!! Grau, instead of immediatly winning, insists Capa on taking back his move. After this, the game leads to a really favorable ending to Capa, but he agrees draw returning the favor ^^.|
|Jun-15-07|| ||Karpova: <‘Conditions in South America’s chess world are extraordinary. Grau has achieved a position of extraordinary power and influence and is virtually dictator of Argentine chess; it is authentically stated that his chess organizing activities have netted him at least £5,000 in two years. Yet tournament after tournament goes through in the most haphazard and unsatisfactory fashion.’>
(CHESS, October 1941)
|Jun-15-07|| ||chancho: The guy died at the age of 44 years of age. Too bad his four volume set: Tratado General De Ajedrez is only in spanish.|
|Dec-14-07|| ||Karpova: Picture of him giving a simul:
|Feb-19-08|| ||mito1985: I have his four volume set, it is a very impressive book that help me a lot to improve my chess skills.
Of course im argentinian and very proud of this chess legend in our country|
|Feb-19-08|| ||paladin at large: Capablanca had a high opinion of Grau's ability. Grau is one of those strong masters from the early part of the 20th century whose skill is not yet adequately reflected in the games in the database. Hopefully, more of his games will be uploaded.|
|Mar-10-08|| ||Augalv: The Tratado General de Ajedrez or 'Treatise on General Chess' by Roberto Grau are problably the best books(it's a four-book volume) on chess ever written in Argentina. It's what I recommend using to anyone who wants to begin studying chess. It may need some updating though.|
|Mar-18-08|| ||WickedPawn: Grau's 'Tratado General de Ajedrez' was given to me as a gift when I was a kid. This magnificent four volume set is one of the reasons why I became so interested in chess.|
|Mar-18-08|| ||brankat: It is a pity that, apparently, the Treatise has not been translated to English.|
|Mar-18-08|| ||WannaBe: Such young age to pass away, and leave us with half-empty glass...|
I wish to see more of Roberto's game in the database, such that, his record is not so bad.
|Mar-18-08|| ||chessgames.com: <I wish to see more of Roberto's game in the database, such that, his record is not so bad.> Your wish is our command.|
|Mar-18-08|| ||pawnofdoom: Wasn't there some "Grau Variation" of the Queen's Pawn Opening? It was either <1. d4 d5 2. c4 f5> or <1. d4 d5 2. f4> or maybe neither|
|Mar-18-08|| ||Knight to f6: <pawnofdoom: Wasn't there some "Grau Variation" of the Queen's Pawn Opening?>
There certainly is, I believe it was 2. Bf4.
So these years would make Grau the #1 player in Argentina before Najdorf. Wonder if they ever played each other, Najdorf was stranded in Argentina in 1939 with the Polish Olympiad team when WW2 began.
|Mar-18-08|| ||Knight to f6: Grau vs Najdorf--the one and only game:
R Grau vs Najdorf, 1939
|Mar-18-08|| ||Komapsimnita: <Karpova> posted a picture on the 14th of December. You should check it out, I'm 100% sure that whoever took the photo must have shouted CHEESE!|
|Sep-29-08|| ||GrahamClayton: <Pawnofdoom>The Grau Variation is 1. d4 d5 2. c4 f5.|
According to Hooper and Whyld, 1. d4 d5 2.f4 is the Mason Variation of the Queen's Pawn Opening.
Source: David Hooper and Kenneth Whyld "Oxford Companion to Chess", OUP, 1992
|May-01-09|| ||Augalv: http://www.ajedrezargentina.org/bio...|
|Oct-18-11|| ||vonKrolock: <Mar del Plata 1928> The so called 'Third South-American Tournament', with players from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay and Paraguay. 1st Grau 13,5, 2nd Luis Argentino Palau (ARG) 12,5. 3-rd João de Souza Mendes (BRA) 11,5 etc - Complete with crosstable and games in the Brasilbase site http://www.brasilbase.pro.br/sa1928... |
<<!?>: "The game Vianna - Hernandez was played with the black King in 'd8' and the black Queen in 'e8' " > (It seems that they were trying some Chess-Variant back then...)
|Mar-18-12|| ||brankat: Senor Grau certainly did a lot for the advancement of Chess in Argentina, and South America in general.|