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|Jan-21-11|| ||Tads: Read an extensive, current and interesting new interview with Mecking in: http://tinyurl.com/6h2qtzu #RadioXadrez #ChessRadio|
|Jan-23-11|| ||waustad: People now tend to forget just how good he was before he got sick.|
|Jan-23-11|| ||talisman: happy birthday!|
|Jan-23-11|| ||kingfu: I cannot find my car keys.
I DO remember that Enrique was VERY good!
Thanks for the updates, folks.
|Jan-23-11|| ||Raginmund: Em todo caso, ainda é o melhor do Brasil.
Feliz aniversário, Mecking.
|Jan-25-11|| ||Antiochus: Today Mecking finished 3TH in the Antonio Rocha memorial, behind Leitao and Vescovi http://www.chess-results.com/tnr426...|
|Jan-25-11|| ||talisman: henrique is giving the Ryan Braun (what mitch williams calls) "fish eye look" out of the corner of his eye...this is what ryan does when he hits a home run after a pitcher has come inside "high and tight".|
|Feb-05-11|| ||kingfu: My bad. Even though I did Spanish in school for many years, I did not spell Henrique correctly.|
Welcome back, we need you.
|Feb-05-11|| ||Jim Bartle: "Even though I did Spanish in school for many years, I did not spell Henrique correctly."|
Possibly that is because "Henrique" is in Portuguese.
|Jun-16-11|| ||Antiochus: Mecking playing Sicilian again:
[Event "I Bahia Feliz GM"]
[Site "Bahia Feliz ESP"]
[White "Ra Mateo"]
[Black "H Mecking"]
[Source "Mark Crowther"]
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Qxd4 a6 5. c4 Nc6 6. Qd2 g6 7. Nc3 Bh6 8. Qc2
Bg7 9. h3 Nf6 10. Be2 O-O 11. Be3 Bd7 12. O-O Rc8 13. Rfd1 Qa5 14. a3 Ne5 15.
Nxe5 Qxe5 16. Bd4 Qg5 17. Be3 Qa5 18. Qd2 Rfe8 19. f3 Be6 20. Nd5 Qxd2 21. Rxd2
Nxd5 22. exd5 Bd7 23. Rc1 b5 24. c5 dxc5 25. Rxc5 Bh6 26. Bxh6 Rxc5 27. Be3
Rc1+ 28. Kf2 Rec8 29. d6 R1c2 30. dxe7 Rxd2 31. Bxd2 f6 32. Bd3 Kf7 33. Bb4 Bf5
34. Be2 Rc2 35. Ke3 Rxb2 36. g4 Bd7 37. h4 a5 38. Bxa5 Kxe7 39. Bb4+ Ke6 40. h5
gxh5 41. gxh5 Be8 42. h6 Rb3+ 43. Kd4 Rb1 44. Bd3 Rd1 45. Ke3 Rh1 46. Bxh7 Rxh6
47. Bd3 Bc6 48. Bf8 Rh3 49. Be2 Rh1 50. Bb4 Rb1 51. Bd3 Rd1 52. Be2 Rd8 53. Bf1
Kd5 54. Bd3 Re8+ 55. Kf4 Kd4 56. Bf5 Kc4 57. Bg4 Kb3 58. Bh5 Re5 59. Bf7+ Bd5
60. Bg6 Bc6 61. Bf7+ Kb2 62. Bd6 Re1 63. Bc5 Rf1 64. Bh5 Bd7 65. Bg6 Bc6 66.
Bh5 Kb3 67. Ke3 Re1+ 68. Kd4 Re5 69. Bf7+ Ka4 70. Bd6 Re2 71. f4 Rd2+ 72. Kc5
Be4 73. Bg8 Kxa3 74. Be7 b4 75. Kb5 Rd4 76. Bxf6 Bd3+ 77. Ka5 Rd6 0-1
|Oct-25-11|| ||Wrong: http://ratings.fide.com/individual_...|
a nice 13.5/14 by Mecking despite his opposition is not that very strong.
|Oct-25-11|| ||Ken Chamberlain: Mecking was good, and so was Bob Dylan. Life goes on.|
|Dec-21-11|| ||Petrosianic: <Mecking also won the Brazil championship in 1965 and 1967, never playing in another Brazilian championship.>|
He played in the one just now completed, so this bio needs updating.
|Jan-01-12|| ||whiteshark: "One of the wonders of chess history was the appearance in the chess arena in the mid-20th century of a young Brazilian, who in a few years acquired sufficient strength and experience to fight for the title of world champion. In Brazil, a country famous for its football but with a lack of chess traditions, there emerged a youngster who at the age of 13 scored 50% in a very strong grandmaster tournament, the so-called 'Interzonal' in Sousse in 1967. The youngster did not rest on his laurels, and in 1973 he won the Interzonal Tournament in Petropolis! Looking at the history of chess competitions, I have to conclude that <[Henrique] Mecking's successes> were exceptional. I consider the Brazilian player's talent to be comparable with that of the brilliant individuals Mikhail Tal and Magnus Carlsen."|
|Jan-01-12|| ||King Death: <whiteshark> Korchnoi made a small mistake: Mecking was 15 at Sousse though this was a fine result anyhow.|
|Jan-23-12|| ||brankat: I still remember quite well H.Mecking's participation in '67 Interzonal. Forty-five years ago already? Wow!|
Happy Birthday GM Mecking!
|Sep-15-12|| ||Antiochus: Life and games:
|Mar-15-13|| ||Marmot PFL: Korchnoi beat Mecking in a match so his praise now is understandable. At the time Korchnoi said that Mecking lacked original ideas and was afraid of him in endings. (After winning the Interzonal Mecking evidently said he was the #3 player in the world, behind Fischer and Karpov).|
|Apr-24-13|| ||Yopo: Mequinho foi o maior jogador sul-americano que que o mundo viu até hoje. Najdorf não pode vencê-lo, mas ele venceu Najdorf 3 vezes. Granda esteve entre os 20 primeiros, mas Mecking apareceu na lista da FIDE de 1977 com 2645 pts, 3rd do mundo, atrás apenas de karpov e korchnoi.Mecking foi o primeiro a ganhar 2 interzonais, antes de Gelfand.|
Nem todos sabem, mas Fischer queria colocar seu título em jogo contra o brasileiro. Acontece que Fischer pedia muito alto, sua contrapoposta para o Hilton hotel de Las vegas foi de 10 milhões de dólares em 1973. Mequinho não pode superar os soviéticos e se apresentar como desafiante, pelas regras da FIDE.
Mas se tivesse conseguido, estou certo de que Fischer iria enfrentá-lo. Fischer estava em guerra com as regras para desabafar, o que ele realmente temia era o "staff" de Karpov, que poderia incluir todos os mestres soviétcos e até espionagem.
O que as pessoas realmente gostam de ver é xadrez. Então, porque não incluir mais partidas do Mecking na database?
Mecking at his best:
Mecking vs Najdorf, 1971
|May-03-13|| ||Yopo: Naturalmente, eu estava me referindo a este torneio:|
|Jan-23-14|| ||brankat: Happy Birthday!|
|Feb-06-14|| ||offramp: He has, I believe, some extreme millenarial views based on the teachings of a Brazilian Roman catholic order. My Portuguese is not up to it. Does anyone have first hand news?|
|Feb-27-14|| ||Gottschalk: "Don't make war, make chess "
|Apr-05-14|| ||zanzibar: Here is another link to an English-language transcription of the radio interview (which I assume was in Portuguese).|
|Sep-03-14|| ||chancho: A more up to date photo of Henrique Mecking:
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