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Joaquim Manuel Durao
Number of games in database: 132
Years covered: 1954 to 2010
Last FIDE rating: 1875 (1874 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2158
Overall record: +31 -72 =29 (34.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

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B93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4 (16 games)
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C47 Four Knights (3 games)
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JOAQUIM MANUEL DURAO
(born Oct-25-1930, died May-21-2015, 84 years old) Portugal

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International Master and International Arbiter.

 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 132  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. J Durao vs Prins 1-023 1954 MalagaC58 Two Knights
2. E J Diemer vs J Durao 1-022 1956 Hoogovens-BD00 Queen's Pawn Game
3. J Durao vs A M Giustolisi  1-045 1957 DublinB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
4. J Durao vs Gligoric 0-138 1957 Dublin ztB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
5. J Durao vs L Schmid  0-143 1957 Dublin ztC19 French, Winawer, Advance
6. J Durao vs H Catozzi 1-045 1957 Dublin ztC85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)
7. Y Safvat vs J Durao  ½-½33 1958 13th olm final CC47 Four Knights
8. J Durao vs G Primavera  ½-½22 1958 13th olm final CB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
9. J Durao vs K Lagha  1-061 1958 13th olm qual. group 4C50 Giuoco Piano
10. Pachman vs J Durao 1-043 1958 OS 02E97 King's Indian
11. J Durao vs K Lagha  1-025 1958 13th olm final CD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
12. W Fairhurst vs J Durao  1-040 1958 13th olm final CA56 Benoni Defense
13. J Durao vs A Dunkelblum  ½-½25 1958 13th olm qual. group 4C98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
14. J Walsh vs J Durao  0-132 1958 13th olm final CC47 Four Knights
15. A Aggos vs J Durao  1-047 1958 13th olm qual. group 4E87 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox
16. J Durao vs K Dreyer  ½-½54 1958 13th olm final CB74 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
17. F R Anderson vs J Durao  1-043 1958 13th olm qual. group 4C05 French, Tarrasch
18. J Durao vs A Aggos  0-148 1958 13th olm final CC19 French, Winawer, Advance
19. J Durao vs I Johansson  0-133 1958 13th olm qual. group 4B74 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
20. J Durao vs A Matanovic  0-126 1958 13th olm qual. group 4B93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
21. R Cardoso vs J Durao  ½-½41 1958 13th olm final CD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
22. J Kupper vs J Durao  1-028 1958 13th olm qual. group 4C18 French, Winawer
23. J Durao vs G Fuster  ½-½47 1958 LisbonB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
24. J Durao vs A Hollis  1-027 1959 Stevenson memC17 French, Winawer, Advance
25. J Durao vs Tal 0-135 1960 Leipzig olmB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
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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.
May-26-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.

https://vimeo.com/27732078

"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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