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Orlando Rocas
Number of games in database: 23
Years covered: 1933 to 1946
Overall record: +7 -9 =7 (45.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Feb-14-1911, died Aug-09-1975, 64 years old) Brazil

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Orlando Roças was three times Brazilian champion: in 1933, 1934, and 1945.

 page 1 of 1; 23 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Alberto Gama vs O Rocas  0-1561933BRA-ch5 mA00 Uncommon Opening
2. J de Souza Mendes vs O Rocas  0-1261934BRA-chA50 Queen's Pawn Game
3. O Rocas vs J de Souza Mendes  0-1461934BRA-chE60 King's Indian Defense
4. Alekhine vs O Rocas 0-1241939Rio de JaneiroB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
5. O Rocas vs F De Carvalho  1-0411944BRA-chC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
6. Pilnik vs O Rocas  1-0641946Mar del PlataB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
7. O Rocas vs C H Maderna  1-0411946Mar del PlataA03 Bird's Opening
8. Guimard vs O Rocas  1-0371946Mar del PlataA46 Queen's Pawn Game
9. O Rocas vs R Garcia Vera  1-0571946Mar del PlataC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
10. Letelier vs O Rocas  1-0411946Mar del PlataE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
11. O Rocas vs L Bauza  ½-½251946Mar del PlataB83 Sicilian
12. P Michel vs O Rocas 1-0321946Mar del PlataB11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
13. O Rocas vs C Hounie Fleurquin  0-1471946Mar del PlataA07 King's Indian Attack
14. M Luckis vs O Rocas  ½-½351946Mar del PlataA44 Old Benoni Defense
15. O Rocas vs E Reinhardt  0-1411946Mar del PlataA03 Bird's Opening
16. Jacobo Bolbochan vs O Rocas  ½-½221946Mar del PlataE43 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation
17. A Maccioni vs O Rocas  0-1351946Mar del PlataA44 Old Benoni Defense
18. O Rocas vs J de Souza Mendes  ½-½501946Mar del PlataC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
19. Stahlberg vs O Rocas  ½-½561946Mar del PlataE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
20. O Rocas vs Najdorf 0-1311946Mar del PlataA03 Bird's Opening
21. O Rocas vs R Sanguinetti  ½-½571946Mar del PlataB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
22. C J Corte vs O Rocas  1-0391946Mar del PlataB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
23. O Rocas vs J Traian Iliesco  ½-½311946Mar del PlataA02 Bird's Opening
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Sep-30-12  Antiochus: [Event "BRA-ch"]
[Site "Rio de Janeiro"]
[Date "1934.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Joao de Souza Mendes Jr."]
[Black "Orlando Rocas Jr."]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "A50"]
[PlyCount "52"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 b6 3. Nc3 Bb7 4. Nf3 g6 5. d5 Bg7 6. e4 d6 7. Be3 Nbd7 8. Nd4 Nc5 9. f3 a5 10. Qd2 h6 11. Bd3 Nxd3+ 12. Qxd3 O-O 13. Qd2 Kh7 14. g4 Ba6 15. Ndb5 Qd7 16. g5 hxg5 17. Bxg5 Nh5 18. a4 e5 19. Ne2 Bxb5 20. cxb5 Qh3 21. Kf2 f6 22. Ng1 Qd7 23. Be3 f5 24. Ke2 fxe4 25. fxe4 Qg4+ 26. Kd3 Nf6 0-1

Oct-23-12  Antiochus: [Event "BRA-ch"]
[Site "Nova Friburgo"]
[Date "1944.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Orlando Rocas"]
[Black "Flavio de Carvalho Jr."]
[Result "1-0"]
[PlyCount "81"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Bxc6 dxc6 5. d4 exd4 6. Qxd4 Qxd4 7. Nxd4 Bd6 8. Be3 Ne7 9. Nc3 b6 10. O-O-O c5 11. Nde2 Bd7 12. Bf4 Bxf4+ 13. Nxf4 O-O-O 14. Ncd5 Nxd5 15. Rxd5 Bc6 16. Rxd8+ Rxd8 17. f3 g6 18. Rd1 Rd4 19. Rxd4 cxd4 20. Ne2 Bb5 21. Nxd4 Bf1 22. g3 Bg2 23. b4 Kd7 24. Kd2 c5 25. bxc5 bxc5 26. Nb3 Kc6 27. Ke3 Kb5 28. Nd2 Bh3 29. g4 h5 30. Kf4 hxg4 31. fxg4 Kb4 32. Nb3 Bf1 33. Kg3 Kc3 34. Nxc5 Kxc2 35. h4 Be2 36. Nxa6 Kb2 37. Nb4 Ka3 38. Nc6 Bc4 39. h5 gxh5 40. gxh5 f6 41. Ne7 1-0

Mar-11-16  luftforlife: Brazilian author and journalist Waldemar S. Costa lists Orlando Rouças Jr. as Brazilian Champion in 1933, 1934, and 1944:

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