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Daniel Hugo Campora
Number of games in database: 391
Years covered: 1976 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2443 (2445 rapid, 2414 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2565

Overall record: +116 -93 =158 (53.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 24 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (92) 
    B40 B33 B53 B30 B21
 French Defense (20) 
    C15 C02 C03 C18 C05
 Ruy Lopez (14) 
    C92 C66 C91 C77 C67
 Caro-Kann (12) 
    B18 B17 B13 B16
 Four Knights (9) 
    C49 C48
 French Winawer (9) 
    C15 C18 C16
With the Black pieces:
 Caro-Kann (29) 
    B12 B18 B14 B19 B10
 Ruy Lopez (21) 
    C66 C84 C95 C60 C96
 Queen's Gambit Declined (18) 
    D35 D37 D36 D31 D30
 Orthodox Defense (14) 
    D55 D68 D50 D58 D60
 Philidor's Defense (12) 
 Nimzo Indian (11) 
    E25 E34 E49 E21 E32
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   D H Campora vs I Morovic, 1981 1-0
   D H Campora vs Morozevich, 1994 1-0
   D H Campora vs R Cifuentes, 2004 1-0
   D H Campora vs Portisch, 1986 1-0
   D H Campora vs K Shirazi, 1981 1/2-1/2
   D H Campora vs Larsen, 1981 1-0
   Ftacnik vs D H Campora, 1981 0-1
   N Gaprindashvili vs D H Campora, 1989 0-1
   D H Campora vs N Giertz, 1991 1-0
   D H Campora vs Geller, 1988 1-0

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2001)
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Dos Hermanas XII (2003)
   Lone Pine (1981)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   20th European Club Cup (2004)
   X Anibal Open (2003)
   Torneo Continental Americano (2003)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Campora - the Giant by policrates

   T Gharamian vs D H Campora (Feb-11-17) 0-1, rapid
   D H Campora vs M Perunovic (Feb-11-17) 1/2-1/2, rapid
   V Kovalev vs D H Campora (Feb-11-17) 1-0, rapid
   D H Campora vs M Palac (Feb-11-17) 1/2-1/2, rapid
   D H Campora vs N Maiorov (Feb-06-17) 0-1

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(born Jun-30-1957, 59 years old) Argentina

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Daniel Hugo Campora was born in San Nicolas, Argentina in 1957. Awarded the IM title in 1982 and the GM title in 1986, he led the Argentine team at the 1986 Olympiad. In the 1994 Olympiad he won the gold medal for best performance on board 1 with a score of +7 -1 =1. Other of his best tournament results was finishing 2nd at Bogotá (1980), tying for 4th-6th at the Kostić Memorial (1981) in Vršac, 2nd at Andorra (1981), winning Tuzla (1981), and finishing 3rd at Biel (1987). He became Champion of Argentina in 1986 and 1989.

Wikipedia article: Daniel C%C3%A1mpora

 page 1 of 16; games 1-25 of 391  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. M I Bernat vs D H Campora  0-141 1976 ARG-chC60 Ruy Lopez
2. D H Campora vs F Braga  1-042 1976 ARG-ch Juniors 22ndC41 Philidor Defense
3. D H Campora vs E Vladimirov  0-154 1976 W/EU-ch U20 7677C67 Ruy Lopez
4. D H Campora vs C Silva Sanchez  ½-½30 1978 Tramandai ztB40 Sicilian
5. Liu Wenzhe vs D H Campora  0-149 1978 OlympiadC66 Ruy Lopez
6. O Castro vs D H Campora 1-019 1979 CucutaC28 Vienna Game
7. A Ruiz vs D H Campora  0-136 1980 BogotaA87 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation
8. F Braga vs D H Campora  ½-½38 1980 ARG-chB15 Caro-Kann
9. K Langeweg vs D H Campora  ½-½42 1981 Dortmund GERD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
10. D H Campora vs Petrosian 0-135 1981 VrsacC15 French, Winawer
11. Ftacnik vs D H Campora 1-026 1981 DortmundD02 Queen's Pawn Game
12. O Borik vs D H Campora  0-132 1981 Dortmund GERD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
13. D H Campora vs Suba  0-158 1981 DortmundB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
14. Kurajica vs D H Campora  1-031 1981 Dortmund GERD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
15. S Tatai vs D H Campora  ½-½69 1981 Dortmund GERD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
16. D H Campora vs S Kindermann  0-146 1981 Dortmund GERB07 Pirc
17. D H Campora vs D Paulsen  1-040 1981 Dortmund GERB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
18. Sznapik vs D H Campora  0-158 1981 Dortmund GERB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
19. D H Campora vs I Morovic 1-026 1981 ArgentinaB40 Sicilian
20. D H Campora vs Speelman ½-½40 1981 DortmundB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
21. D H Campora vs G Kuzmin  ½-½52 1981 Dortmund GERB61 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2
22. D H Campora vs K Shirazi ½-½59 1981 Lone PineB69 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 11.Bxf6
23. D Root vs D H Campora  1-055 1981 Lone PineD04 Queen's Pawn Game
24. D H Campora vs M Wilder  ½-½40 1981 Lone PineB16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
25. Hjartarson vs D H Campora  ½-½48 1981 Lone PineD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
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  meloncio: No news from Christmas time about him.
Jul-23-04  islero: <meloncio> I met Campora yesterday (25' games) no biblical patriarch beard though.
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  Benzol: Daniel Hugo Campora
Born 30th June 1957 in San Nicolas
He was awarded the IM title in 1982.
Premium Chessgames Member We just did something unprecedented: we switched the player of the day to Daniel Campora. The reason we did this is that we are testing out new POTD system.

From this point forward, the Player of the Day will no longer be randomly selected, but instead will be picked from a list which mostly coincides with player's birthdays, and sometimes relevant holidays. We think this will be much more fair and interesting than the random system.

Jun-30-06  Confuse: <> i thought u already did that what with all the coincidences already! thats cool though, thanks for your hard work : )
Jul-01-06  BIDMONFA: Daniel Campora

CAMPORA, Daniel H.

Mar-11-07  Inf: well he is past his prime...
May-18-08  Albertan: Campora was the Gold Medal Winner for best performance on board one at the Moscow 1994 Chess Olympiad. In this event he defeated (elo in brackets, opponents listed based on road they played Campora) :James (2260),Mitkov (2495), K. Spraggett (2530),Hai (2475),Morozevich (2575),drew with Oll (2615) and defeated Robatsch (2410, Topalov (2645) and Torre (2520).

Mar-11-07 stated: : well he is past his prime... >

I do not agree. Campora's elo has risen the past few years. According to the FIDE website, Camporas' elo is now 2532.

Jun-21-08  xanadu: Albertan: nice to meet you again in Chessgames, after a long time. Regards, Xanadu
Jun-21-08  MichAdams: < We think this will be much more fair and interesting than the random system.>

Truly absurd.

Jun-21-08  falso contacto: past his prime?!
not the wisest thing to say.
Jun-23-08  Albertan: Xanadu, hi again,thanks for the welcome back :)
May-01-09  Augalv: GM Cámpora wins VII International Open Chess Tournament “LAUDE El Altillo School."

Official website (in Spanish):

Jul-10-09  WhiteRook48: his name rings a bell
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  wordfunph: <ConLaMismaMano: This is my favorite player, has beaten players such as Morozevich, Shirov, Gulko, Geller, Jiangchuan (China's top player), Granda Zuńiga, Topalov, Timman, Sutovsky, Short, Karjakin, etc.>

...and Bent Larsen.

Jun-30-10  estebansponton: Vamos Daniel querido!!!!!! Vamos Argentina
Jun-30-10  WhiteRook48: happy birthday
Apr-16-12  smurph: nigel davies at chess improver suggests he could be a model for older players
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  fm avari viraf: <> Daniel, be prepared, my birthday comes on 24 Jan 2013. Select my game right now.
Jul-16-12  Yopo: daniel hugo campora sivori
Dec-02-13  Gottschalk: [Event "Zonal"]
[Site "Brasilia"]
[Date "1993.??.??"]
[White "Campora,Daniel"]
[Black "Granda Zuniga,Julio"]
[Round "9"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B30"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 e6 4. O-O Nge7 5. Re1
a6 6. Bf1 d5 7. d3 d4 8. e5 Nd5 9. g3
Be7 10. Bg2 b5 11. Nbd2 Bb7 12. Ne4 Qc7 13. Bg5
O-O 14. Bxe7 Ncxe7 15. h4 Rad8 16. a4 Nc6 17. axb5
axb5 18. Nxc5 Nxe5 19. Nxb7 Nxf3+ 20. Bxf3 Qxb7 21. Qd2 Rc8 22. Ra5 Rc5 23. b4 Rc3 24. Qg5 Rxc2 25. Bxd5
exd5 26. Re7 Qc6 27. Qf4 Rb2 28. Raa7 Qf6 29. Qxf6
gxf6 30. Red7 Rxb4 31. Rxd5 Kg7 32. Rb7 Rc8 33. Rdd7
Rf8 34. Kg2 h5 35. Kf3 Kg6 36. Kf4 Rb1 37. Rxd4
Re8 38. Rdd7 Rb2 39. f3 Re5 40. d4 Rb4 41. g4
hxg4 42. fxg4 Kh6 43. Rd8 Kg7 44. Rbb8 1-0

Jun-03-15  Yopo: Vease el juego abajo

12 h4 tiene estilo. Es inspirado em Boleslavsky
Boleslavsky vs L Laurine, 1963

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  Fusilli: <Yopo> Great game!
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  Fusilli: I don't know who complicated Campora's last name adding his mother's last name to it (Sivori). In Argentina, we rarely use two last names, which are common in the rest of the Spanish-speaking world, with the first one being the father's last name and the second one the mother's maiden name. There, he was always known as Daniel Campora. I only saw the "Sivori" part, for the first time, on this website.
Jun-07-15  Shams: <Fusilli> You should post that in the Biographer's Bistro.
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