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Joaquim Manuel Durao
Number of games in database: 144
Years covered: 1954 to 2010
Last FIDE rating: 1875 (1874 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2158
Overall record: +32 -79 =33 (33.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Oct-25-1930, died May-21-2015, 84 years old) Portugal

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 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 144  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J Durao vs Prins 1-0231954MalagaC58 Two Knights
2. E J Diemer vs J Durao 1-0221956Hoogovens-BD00 Queen's Pawn Game
3. J Durao vs H Catozzi 1-0451957Dublin ztC85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)
4. J Durao vs Gligoric 0-1381957Dublin ZonalB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
5. J Durao vs A M Giustolisi  1-0451957Dublin ZonalB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
6. J Durao vs L Schmid  0-1431957Dublin ZonalC19 French, Winawer, Advance
7. J Durao vs G Fuster  ½-½471958LisbonB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
8. J Durao vs A Matanovic  0-126195813th olm qual. group 4B93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
9. F R Anderson vs J Durao  1-043195813th olm qual. group 4C05 French, Tarrasch
10. J Durao vs A Dunkelblum  ½-½25195813th olm qual. group 4C98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
11. Pachman vs J Durao 1-043195813th olm qual. group 4E97 King's Indian
12. J Durao vs K Lagha  1-061195813th olm qual. group 4C50 Giuoco Piano
13. J Kupper vs J Durao  1-028195813th olm qual. group 4C18 French, Winawer
14. J Durao vs Inge Johansson  0-133195813th olm qual. group 4B74 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
15. A Aggos vs J Durao  1-047195813th olm qual. group 4E87 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox
16. J Durao vs K Dreyer  ½-½54195813th olm final CB74 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
17. W Fairhurst vs J Durao  1-040195813th olm final CA56 Benoni Defense
18. J Durao vs G Primavera  ½-½22195813th olm final CB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
19. Rodolfo Cardoso vs J Durao  ½-½41195813th olm final CD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
20. J Durao vs A Aggos  0-148195813th olm final CC19 French, Winawer, Advance
21. J Walsh vs J Durao  0-132195813th olm final CC45 Scotch Game
22. J Durao vs K Lagha  1-025195813th olm final CD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
23. Y Safvat vs J Durao  ½-½33195813th olm final CC47 Four Knights
24. J Durao vs A Hollis  1-02719597th Stevenson MemorialC18 French, Winawer
25. Gligoric vs J Durao  1-0411960Madrid ZonalB06 Robatsch
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-30-13  jusmail: His famous game seems not to be there yet Perez, Francisco Jose vs. Durao, Joaquim
May-21-15  Eastfrisian: Joaquim Durao died today. R.I.P.
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  cro777: Two chess legends passed away on May 21st 2015: the legend of Portuguese chess Joaquim Manuel Durão and the French chess legend César Boutteville.

Durão was 13 times Portuguese champion, represented his country in ten Chess Olympiads, and was president of the Portuguese Chess Federation. He was the first Portuguese chess player to receive the International Master title. He remained active until 2014.

"Durão’s style of chess can be described as classical, with a preference for dynamic and sharp positions. He was very resourceful and had excellent combinative vision. He played many brilliant games." (Kevin Spraggett)

For a tribute visit https://kevinspraggettonchess.wordp...

Descanse em paz.

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