|Dec-29-04|| ||Benzol: Olicio Gadia
Born 2nd July 1928 in Campinas
He was Brazilian Champion in 1959 and 1962.
|Dec-29-04|| ||vonKrolock: <Benzol> Good! I dont knew Gadia was from Campinas - he passed away, in brasilbase.pro: we find some infos about "O. G. Memorials". A curiosity about him ( translated by Babelfish - quickly corrected to become readable - i let pass "the Mecking boy" - is a charming Babelfisher find... <In 1965, when he won for first time the Brazilian championship, Mequinho played in the penultimate round against Olício Gadia, when the game was suspended - then Gadia, sure that the Mecking boy would not risk a session of suspended since a draw would guarantee him the first place, spoke: -- I propose a draw! -- I propose that You resign! - exclaimed Mequinho . The laugh was general between the assistants. To follow, the boy demonstrated with promptness as he would win the Endgame. Gadia, very awkwardly, resigned immediately. - source: Epic of the Brazilian Championship of Chess volume II of Waldemar Costa> (or Waldemar Coast for "the Babelfish boy" |
|Apr-13-07|| ||vonKrolock: In the late 70's, Gadia was affected with a kind of persecution mania - he would arrive to a Championship game, play some moves, and then abandon the room alleging that voices were disturbing him, microphones installed by his enemies, members of an international "dutch-rumanian mafia" that wished to control Chess and destroy him - In other ocasions he was very humorous and kind, telling a lot of interesting histories about his meetings with the Chess greats ( He refered to Spassky as "Boris, my friend" )|
|Jul-02-08|| ||whiteshark: <vonKrolock> Here is the story-related game:|
Gadia, Olicio - Mecking, Henrique 0-1
B07 BRA-ch 32th
1. g3 Nf6 2. Bg2 g6 3. e4 d6 4. Ne2 Bg7 5. d3 O-O 6. O-O c5 7. f4 Nc6 8. Nd2 Qc7 9. h3 b5 10. g4 e6 11. Ng3 Bb7 12. Nf3 Nd7 13. Rb1 d5 14. e5 f6 15. f5 exf5 16. gxf5 Ncxe5 17. Bf4 d4 18. Nxe5 fxe5 19. Bxb7 Qxb7 20. Bg5 Qc6 21. Qg4 Kh8 22. Qh4 gxf5 23. Nxf5 Bf6 24. Nh6 Bxg5 25. Qxg5 Qg6 26. Qxg6 hxg6 27. Rbe1 Kg7 28. Ng4 Rxf1+ 29. Rxf1 Re8 30. Re1 Kf7 31. Kf2 Ke6 32. Ke2 Rh8 33. Nf2 Nf6 34. Rg1 Kf5 35. Kf3 Nd5 36. Kg3 Nf4 37. Re1 c4 38. h4 Rc8 39. Ng4 Rc5 40. Rf1 cxd3 41. cxd3 Ke6 42. Rf3 Rc1 43. Nf2 0-1
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|Jul-02-08|| ||brankat: Happy Birthday Olicio!|
|Jul-02-08|| ||whiteshark: <brankat> Isn't it late evening on the WC ?|
|Jul-02-08|| ||vonKrolock: In an on-line article, Luiz Loureiro gives another birth date and place: <"born June 8th 1928 in Marilia, Sao Paulo State"> - Gadia <"died"> (when?!). The article is very interesting and vivid, though http://www.fpx.com.br/mostracol.asp...|
<whiteshark> Thanks for the Gadia-Mecking game!
|Jul-02-08|| ||vonKrolock: Loureiro, in the same article: <"Gadia morreu comparativamente cedo, pouco antes de completar 60 anos, em 1988"> He died before June 8th 1988|