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Walter Oswaldo Cruz
Number of games in database: 113
Years covered: 1928 to 1957

Overall record: +43 -40 =29 (51.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 1 exhibition game, blitz/rapid, odds game, etc. is excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Orthodox Defense (11) 
    D61 D51 D56 D69
 Nimzo Indian (7) 
    E24 E29 E32 E42 E33
 Semi-Slav (6) 
    D46 D45 D48 D49
 Ruy Lopez (4) 
    C64 C86 C68 C71
 King's Indian (4) 
    E94 E67 E65
 King's Indian Attack (4) 
With the Black pieces:
 Orthodox Defense (7) 
    D55 D50 D64 D54 D57
 Grunfeld (5) 
    D77 D95 D70 D85
 Queen's Pawn Game (5) 
    A40 A45 E00
 Ruy Lopez (4) 
    C67 C90 C92
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   W Cruz vs F Apsenieks, 1939 1-0
   Trompowsky vs W Cruz, 1939 0-1
   W Cruz vs F Kruel, 1953 1-0
   J Camarena vs W Cruz, 1945 0-1

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(born Jan-23-1910, died Jan-03-1967, 56 years old) Brazil

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Walter Oswaldo Cruz was born in Petropolis, Brazil. He was Brazilian champion in 1938, 1940, 1942, 1948, 1949 and 1953. Son of Oswaldo Cruz (a very respected sanitarist) and brother of Oswaldo Cruz Filho. Walter was a hematologist and presided over the Osvaldo Cruz Institute (an epidemiological center).

Wikipedia article: Walter Cruz

 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 113  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J de Souza Mendes vs W Cruz  0-1401928BRA-chB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
2. W Cruz vs J de Souza Mendes  0-1261928BRA-chD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
3. W Cruz vs J de Souza Mendes  1-0411928BRA-chE24 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
4. W Cruz vs J de Souza Mendes  1-0421929BRA-chD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
5. W Cruz vs J de Souza Mendes  0-1401929BRA-chD49 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
6. W Cruz vs M Monticelli  1-0311936Munich OlympiadE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
7. W Cruz vs M Feigin  0-1271936non-FIDE Munich ol (Men)D17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
8. W Cruz vs A Tsvetkov  ½-½631936Munich OlympiadA52 Budapest Gambit
9. Trompowsky vs W Cruz  ½-½451938BRA-ch8E24 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
10. W Cruz vs Trompowsky  ½-½551938BRA-ch8D61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
11. Trompowsky vs W Cruz  1-0541938BRA-ch8D50 Queen's Gambit Declined
12. W Cruz vs Trompowsky  1-0441938BRA-ch8A43 Old Benoni
13. W Cruz vs Alekhine  ½-½361938MontevideoE16 Queen's Indian
14. E Rotunno vs W Cruz  0-1271938MontevideoE60 King's Indian Defense
15. W Cruz vs Trompowsky  ½-½201938MontevideoD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
16. W Cruz vs J Canepa 1-0361938MontevideoD61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
17. Trompowsky vs W Cruz  1-0391939BRA-ch9 mA40 Queen's Pawn Game
18. W Cruz vs Trompowsky 0-1201939BRA-ch9 mD61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
19. Trompowsky vs W Cruz  1-0371939BRA-ch9 mA40 Queen's Pawn Game
20. W Cruz vs Trompowsky  0-1401939BRA-ch9 mA53 Old Indian
21. Trompowsky vs W Cruz  0-1411939BRA-ch9 mC17 French, Winawer, Advance
22. W Cruz vs Trompowsky  0-1401939BRA-ch9 mD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
23. Trompowsky vs W Cruz 0-1341939BRA-ch9 mA45 Queen's Pawn Game
24. W Cruz vs Trompowsky  ½-½441939BRA-ch9 mA07 King's Indian Attack
25. Alekhine vs W Cruz  1-0201939Clock simul, 12bC07 French, Tarrasch
 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 113  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-21-03  Ribeiro: I am almost sure that W Cruz is Walter Cruz.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: Walter Oswaldo Cruz
Born 1910 in Petropolis
Died 1967 in Rio de Janeiro
He was Brazilian champion in 1938, 1940, 1942, 1948, 1949 and 1953.
Premium Chessgames Member
  brankat: Six times Brazilian champion. Certainly a strong player, considering he was, first and foremost, a medical doctor.
Premium Chessgames Member
  GrahamClayton: A brief summary of his medical achievements:

Jan-25-12  belgradegambit: Us Giant fans are happy with him.
Sep-15-12  Antiochus: Life and games:

Sep-15-12  Antiochus: Photo and biography:

Sep-16-12  Antiochus: In his chess career he maintained a friendly rivalry with Joćo de Souza Mendes and Octavio Figueira Trompowsky de Almeida

In the 1953 Brazilian chess championship he had a triumph that seemed definitive, because he won undefeated and reached its sixth title while Mendes had 5 and Trompowsky only one. Before the last round, Walter Cruz received a round of applause for all participants to enter the hall. Unfortunately, most of the games this event is missing.

Here, a rare game

[Event "Rio BRA-ch"]
[Site "Rio de Janeiro city"]
[Date "1953.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Walter Cruz"]
[Black "Fernando Kruel"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B10"]
[PlyCount "69"]

1. e4 c6 2. Nc3 d5 3. Nf3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Nf6 5. Nxf6+ exf6 6. Bc4 Be6 7. Qe2 Qd7 8. O-O Be7 9. Bb3 Bxb3 10. axb3 O-O 11. d4 Bd6 12. Qd3 Na6 13. Bd2 Rfe8 14. Rfe1 Re6 15. c4 Rae8 16. Qc2 Bb8 17. Bc3 Qd6 18. g3 Nb4 19. Qd2 Na6 20. Nh4 g6 21. Ng2 Qd8 22. Ne3 Nc7 23. Rad1 Kg7 24. b4 h5 25. b5 cxb5 26. d5 Ra6 27. c5 Qd7 28. b4 Rd8 29. h4 Ne8 30. Qb2 Qh3 31. d6 Rd7 32. Nd5 Kf8 33. Bxf6 b6 34. Rxe8+ Kxe8 35. Be7 1-0

Sep-25-12  Antiochus: [Event "BRA-ch"]
[Site "Rio de Janeiro"]
[Date "1928.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Walter Cruz"]
[Black "Joao de Souza Mendes Jr"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "E24"]
[PlyCount "81"]
[EventDate "2012.09.21"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. a3 Bxc3+ 5. bxc3 b6 6. Nf3 Bb7 7. Bg5 d6 8. e3 Nbd7 9. Bd3 h6 10. Bh4 Qe7 11. O-O e5 12. Bf5 g5 13. Bg3 e4 14. Nd2 h5 15. h3 h4 16. Bh2 O-O-O 17. a4 a5 18. Rb1 Ng8 19. Qc2 Re8 20. c5 dxc5 21. Nc4 Nh6 22. Bxd7+ Kxd7 23. Rfd1 Ke6 24. Nxb6 Kf5 25. Nc4 Ba6 26. Nb2 c4 27. Rf1 Kg6 28. f3 Nf5 29. Rbe1 Ng3 30. Bxg3 hxg3 31. Qxe4+ Qxe4 32. fxe4 Rxe4 33. Rf3 Rb8 34. Re2 Rb3 35. Rc2 f5 36. Rxg3 f4 37. exf4 Re1+ 38. Kf2 Rb1 39. Rxg5+ Kf6 40. Rxa5 Rb6 41. Kg3 1-0

Sep-25-12  Antiochus: [Event "BRA-ch"]
[Site "Rio de Janeiro"]
[Date "1928.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Joao de Souza Medes Jr."]
[Black "Walter Cruz"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "B04"]
[PlyCount "80"]
[EventDate "2012.09.25"]

1. e4 Nf6 2. e5 Nd5 3. d4 d6 4. Nf3 Bf5 5. Bd3 Bxd3 6. Qxd3 Nc6 7. O-O e6 8. c4 Nb6 9. exd6 cxd6 10. Nc3 Be7 11. b3 O-O 12. Bf4 Nd7 13. Rfe1 Nf6 14. a3 Rc8 15. b4 Nb8 16. Rac1 Re8 17. h3 Bf8 18. Bg5 Nbd7 19. c5 a6 20. Ne4 d5 21. Nc3 Qc7 22. a4 h6 23. Bh4 Nh5 24. Ne5 Nxe5 25. Rxe5 g6 26. Bg3 Nxg3 27. fxg3 Bg7 28. Re2 Rcd8 29. Rd1 Qd7 30. b5 axb5 31. axb5 Ra8 32. Rf2 Ra3 33. Rdf1 Re7 34. Qd2 Kh7 35. Kh2 e5 36. Ne2 e4 37. Qb2 Ra5 38. b6 Rxc5 39. Qa3 Rc4 40. Rc1 Rxc1 0-1

Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: R.I.P. Walter Cruz.
Jan-23-15  Gottschalk: Normally calm, his dynamic style
appeared in an embryonic stage

R C Cruz vs E Eliskases, 1946

W Cruz vs F Kruel, 1953

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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Walter Cruz.
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