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Antonio Rocha
Number of games in database: 31
Years covered: 1963 to 1992
Last FIDE rating: 2300
Overall record: +10 -7 =14 (54.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Jun-13-1944, 74 years old) Brazil

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Antonio Rocha was Brazilian champion in 1964 and 1969, and awarded the IM title in 1979.

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 31  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Rocha vs H Rossetto  1-0211963Sao PauloC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
2. Gligoric vs A Rocha  1-0391964Hastings 1964/65B09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
3. A Rocha vs Keres 0-1691964Hastings 1964/65D86 Grunfeld, Exchange
4. F Kuijpers vs A Rocha  ½-½461965Malaga 5thB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
5. A Rocha vs E Gonzalez Haro 1-0121965MalagaA34 English, Symmetrical
6. E P De La Prida vs A Rocha  0-1441965Malaga 5thA02 Bird's Opening
7. Julio Bolbochan vs A Rocha 1-0291966Rio Hondo ztE15 Queen's Indian
8. Mecking vs A Rocha 1-0241969Mar del Plata ZonalC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
9. C Silva Sanchez vs A Rocha  ½-½141969Mar del Plata ZonalA20 English
10. M A H Asfora vs A Rocha  ½-½201973SalvadorA89 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6
11. A Rocha vs H Zambon  1-0261976ARG-chBA31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
12. A Rocha vs Vaganian  0-1591977Sao PauloB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
13. A Rocha vs Quinteros  ½-½191977Sao PauloB40 Sicilian
14. F Trois vs A Rocha  ½-½241977Sao PauloA14 English
15. L Bronstein vs A Rocha  ½-½501977Sao PauloC78 Ruy Lopez
16. Razuvaev vs A Rocha  ½-½341977Sao PauloA13 English
17. A S Segal vs A Rocha  ½-½121977Sao PauloE46 Nimzo-Indian
18. J Kaplan vs A Rocha  0-1461977Sao PauloB33 Sicilian
19. A Rocha vs Miles  ½-½761977Sao PauloB22 Sicilian, Alapin
20. A Rocha vs H Camara  1-0421977Sao PauloE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
21. A Rocha vs R Sanguineti  ½-½251977Sao PauloB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
22. A Rocha vs Benko  ½-½121977Sao PauloB06 Robatsch
23. H Van Riemsdijk vs A Rocha  1-0341977Sao PauloC62 Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense
24. A Rocha vs J A Chaves  1-0261977Sao PauloD94 Grunfeld
25. Panno vs A Rocha  1-0511979Sao PauloA28 English
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  vonKrolock: SEARCHING FOR A ROCHA -From Rio Grande, city in brazilian Extreme South, he started almost as a prodigy, being invited to Hastings 64-65. National Champion 1964 and 1969. Olympiads Lugano 68, Siegen 70, Thessaloniki 84. currently MISSING: This authentic Chess artist became a homeless person who moves from place to place, and was not seen neither in São Paulo, where he frequented the Chess Club, nor in his native town - and this for almost a decade now - a page on the subject here
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  vonKrolock: Someone from Rio Grande's city Chess circles stated that "Rocha have some personal interests here - he visited regularly the town to keep it in control, but then, one Year <note: in the nineties> he dont' came - and since then he was not be seen also here anymore <...>

Well, happy Birthday, MI Rocha - zk

Jan-23-12  Nosnibor: It would seem that Senor Rocha passed away some time ago.There was a memorial tournament held in Brazil in his name. Can anyone confirm this?
Feb-08-13  Dr.Vulcan: Nobody knows exactly what happened to Antônio Cavilhas Rocha. He is vanished from Rio Grande, state of Rio Grande do Sul - Brasil, since 1995. There is a memorial tournament in his intention supposing he is dead.
Sep-10-13  Dr.Vulcan: We cannot forget that he is (or he was) native from Rio Grande, where he was born in 06/13/1944.
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