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Joao de Souza Mendes
Number of games in database: 91
Years covered: 1921 to 1966
Overall record: +23 -43 =25 (39.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (7) 
    E80 E69 E70 E77 E85
 Queen's Gambit Declined (6) 
    D37 D31 D30 D06
 Nimzo Indian (4) 
    E32 E58 E49
 Sicilian (4) 
    B63 B32 B24
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (10) 
    B74 B80 B43 B46 B28
 Ruy Lopez (6) 
    C78 C68 C99 C92 C71
 Grunfeld (4) 
    D88 D90 D78 D97
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   J de Souza Mendes vs Book, 1936 1-0
   Mecking vs J de Souza Mendes, 1965 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Mar del Plata (1959)

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JOAO DE SOUZA MENDES
(born Jun-23-1892, died Jul-10-1969, 77 years old) Portugal (citizen of Brazil)

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Joao de Souza Mendes was born on the 23rd of June 1892 (some sources say July) in Portugal. He was Brazilian champion in 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1943, 1954, and 1958.

Wikipedia article: Jo%C3%A3o de Souza Mendes


 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 91  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. R Grau vs J de Souza Mendes  1-047 1921 CarrascoD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
2. R Grau vs J de Souza Mendes  1-041 1928 Mar del PlataB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
3. G Geshev vs J de Souza Mendes  0-157 1936 Munich OlympiadB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
4. E Andersen vs J de Souza Mendes  1-045 1936 Munich OlympiadD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
5. Keres vs J de Souza Mendes  1-032 1936 Munchen olA28 English
6. J de Souza Mendes vs V Mikenas  0-126 1936 Munich OlympiadD03 Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation)
7. J de Souza Mendes vs O Kavlie-Jorgensen  1-062 1936 Munich OlympiadD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. J de Souza Mendes vs Book 1-022 1936 Munich ol (Men)A46 Queen's Pawn Game
9. J de Souza Mendes vs C Hounie Fleurquin  0-136 1946 Mar del Plata ARGD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
10. J de Souza Mendes vs Letelier  1-066 1946 Mar del Plata ARGA93 Dutch, Stonewall, Botvinnik Variation
11. P Michel vs J de Souza Mendes ½-½31 1946 Mar del Plata ARGB74 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
12. Najdorf vs J de Souza Mendes 1-024 1946 Mar del PlataD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. J de Souza Mendes vs E Reinhardt  0-154 1946 Mar del Plata ARGE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
14. H Carlos vs J de Souza Mendes  ½-½34 1946 Mar del Plata ARGA09 Reti Opening
15. A Maccioni vs J de Souza Mendes  ½-½42 1946 Mar del Plata ARGD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
16. J de Souza Mendes vs M Luckis  ½-½68 1946 Mar del Plata ARGB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
17. R Garcia Vera vs J de Souza Mendes  ½-½18 1946 Mar del Plata ARGD61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
18. J de Souza Mendes vs L Bauza  1-033 1946 Mar del Plata ARGE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
19. J de Souza Mendes vs Stahlberg  0-141 1946 Mar del Plata ARGD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. O Rocas vs J de Souza Mendes  ½-½50 1946 Mar del Plata ARGC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
21. Jacobo Bolbochan vs J de Souza Mendes  ½-½43 1946 Mar del Plata ARGD97 Grunfeld, Russian
22. J Traian Iliesco vs J de Souza Mendes  1-041 1946 Mar del Plata ARGD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
23. J de Souza Mendes vs Guimard  ½-½29 1946 Mar del Plata ARGD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
24. C J Corte vs J de Souza Mendes  0-140 1946 Mar del Plata ARGB74 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
25. J de Souza Mendes vs Pilnik  1-052 1946 Mar del Plata ARGD56 Queen's Gambit Declined
 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 91  PGN Download
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Jul-23-06  BIDMONFA: João de Souza Mendes

DE SOUZA MENDES, Joao
http://www.bidmonfa.com/de_souza_jo...
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Jul-23-07  vonKrolock: In 1992, Iluska Simonsen wrote in the "Jornal do Brasil": quote <"JOÃO DE SOUZA MENDES JUNIOR, NASCIDO NA ILHA DOS AÇORES, PORTUGAL, EM 23/06/1892, É PROVAVELMENTE, AINDA HOJE O JOGADOR MAIS LAUREADO EM CERTAMES NACIONAIS, O MAIOR DOS CAMPEÕES BRASILEIROS E, SEM COMPARAÇÃO O MAIS PERTINAZ E DEDICADO. DESDE SUA 1ª PARTICIPAÇÃO EM CAMPEONATOS BRASILEIROS ABSOLUTOS, NO DISTANTE ANO DE 1927, ATÉ A SUA ÚLTIMA APARIÇÃO EM 1967, ELE FEZ E FOI EM GRANDE MEDIDA A PRÓPRIA HISTÓRIA DO XADREZ BRASILEIRO. ALÉM DE SEU FENOMENAL RECORDE - EM 29 ATUAÇÕES EM BRASILEIROS, ELE SAGROU-SE CAMPEÃO 7 VEZES, FOI VICE OUTRAS 3 E FICOU EM 3º EM 5 OCASIÕES. - SOUZA MENDES PROTAGONIZOU ALGUNS FEITOS INESQUECÍVEIS, COMO SER VICE-CAMPEÃO EM 1967, AOS 73 ANOS DE IDADE, E SENO SUPERADO SOMENTE POR UM MENINO DE 13 ANOS, CHAMADO POR TODOS DE "MEQUINHO". MENDES VENCEU O ENCONTRO INDIVIDUAL, IMPONDO A MEQUINHO SUA ÚNICA DERROTA NA COMPETIÇÃO! SOUZA MENDES FALECEU NO DIA 10/07/1969" > to be translated
Jul-23-07  gmgomes: Translation:

JOÃO DE SOUZA MENDES JUNIOR, BORN IN THE ISLAND OF THE AÇORES, PORTUGAL, IN 23/06/1892, IS PROBABLY, STILL TODAY THE MOST HONORED PLAYER IN NATIONAL CERTAMES, THE GREATER OF BRAZILIAN CHAMPIONS AND THE MOST PERTINACIOUS AND DEDICATED WITHOUT COMPARISON. SINCE HIS 1ª PARTICIPATION IN ABSOLUTE BRAZILIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS, IN THE DISTANT YEAR OF 1927, UNTIL ITS LAST APPEARANCE IN 1967, IT MADE AND IN GREAT WAS MEASURED THE PROPER HISTORY OF THE BRAZILIAN CHESS. BEYOND HIS FENOMENAL RECORD - IN 29 PERFORMANCES IN BRAZILIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS HE WON 7 TIMES, OTHERS HE WAS 2ND IN 3 AND 3º IN 5 OCCASIONS. - SOUZA MENDES CARRIED OUT SOME FACTS UNFORGETABLE, AS TO BE RUNNER-UP IN 1967, TO THE 73 YEARS OF AGE, AND SINE ONLY SURPASSED FOR A BOY OF 13 YEARS, CALLED FOR ALL “MEQUINHO” (IN FACT GM Henrique Mecking). MENDES WON THE INDIVIDUAL MEETING, IMPOSING " MEQUINHO" ITS ONLY DEFEAT IN THE COMPETITION! SOUZA MENDES DIED IN /10/07/1969

Jul-23-08  brankat: R.I.P. Senor Mendes.
Oct-21-09  Yopo: Sousa is the wright ortography in the portuguese language like http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aristi.... Still more: Spanish form SOSA excludes Z.
Sousa already.
Oct-21-09  vonKrolock: Souza Mendes http://www.brasilbase.pro.br/jsmend... With a Z in the <Souza>, yes. In Brazil - You will find both forms, hardly we could speak about a <correct> - family names, moreover in names from already deceased persons, should not be changed for reasons of <logic> or <modernity> (still another Ortographic Reform !? - this serve mainly for the Planned Obsolescence of whole libraries, for raising gaps between generations, forcing older people to learn new rules instead of having their own langage as a tool for transmission of their own experiences and knowledge to the younger people)
Nov-16-09  Marcelo Brasileiro: Souza is according the old ortography, Sousa according to the new one.
Nov-17-09  vonKrolock: So... why not <Paul Morfi > !? Is new, modern ... (well, kind of a mess in the databases, too)
May-02-11  Marcelo Bruno: Please change the year that he was the first time Brazilian champion: the correct is 1927 (regrettably most sources have 1925).
Sep-15-12  Antiochus: Life and games:

http://www.brasilbase.pro.br/jsmen....

Sep-18-12  Antiochus: [Event "BRA-ch "]
[Site "Rio de Janeiro"]
[Date "1927.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Joao de Souza Mendes Jr."]
[Black "Vicente Tulio Romano"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D35"]
[PlyCount "61"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Nbd7 5. cxd5 exd5 6. Bf4 c6 7. e3 Be7 8. h3 O-O 9. Bd3 Re8 10. O-O Nf8 11. Ne5 Bd6 12. Bg3 Qe7 13. f4 N6d7 14. Qh5 Nf6 15. Qf3 Qc7 16. Rae1 Bd7 17. Bh4 Be7 18. f5 Rad8 19. g4 h6 20. Bg3 Qb6 21. Rf2 N6h7 22. h4 f6 23. Ng6 Nxg6 24. fxg6 Nf8 25. g5 fxg5 26. Qf7+ Kh8 27. Be5 Ne6 28. Bf5 Bf8 29. Bf6 gxh4 30. Ref1 Qc7 31. Bxd8 1-0

Sep-25-12  Antiochus: [Event "BRA-ch"]
[Site "Rio de Janeiro"]
[Date "1929.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Joao de Souza Mendes Jr."]
[Black "Manoel Madeira de Ley"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "E23"]
[PlyCount "83"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qb3 c5 5. dxc5 Nc6 6. Bd2 Bxc5 7. Nf3 O-O 8. e3 b6 9. Be2 Bb7 10. O-O Qe7 11. a3 Rfd8 12. Qc2 d5 13. b4 Bd6 14. cxd5 exd5 15. Nb5 Rac8 16. Nxd6 Qxd6 17. Qa4 Ne4 18. Rfd1 Rc7 19. Be1 Ba8 20. Rac1 Qe7 21. b5 Ne5 22. Rxc7 Qxc7 23. Nxe5 Qxe5 24. Qxa7 Qb2 25. Qxb6 Re8 26. Bf3 Qxa3 27. Qc7 Qb3 28. b6 h6 29. Ra1 Ng5 30. Bg4 d4 31. Qd7 Rb8 32. Qxd4 Bc6 33. Bc3 f6 34. Bb4 Qd5 35. Qxd5+ Bxd5 36. Ba5 Kf7 37. Rc1 Ne6 38. Bf3 Bb7 39. Rc7+ Nxc7 40. bxc7 Ra8 41. Bxb7 Rxa5 42. g3 1-0

[Event "BRA-ch"]
[Site "Rio de Janeiro"]
[Date "1929.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Walter Cruz"]
[Black "Joao de Souza Mendes Jr."]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "D49"]
[PlyCount "80"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 c6 4. e3 Nf6 5. Nf3 Nbd7 6. Bd3 dxc4 7. Bxc4 b5 8. Bd3 a6 9. e4 c5 10. e5 cxd4 11. Nxb5 Nxe5 12. Nxe5 axb5 13. Bxb5+ Bd7 14. Bxd7+ Nxd7 15. Nxd7 Qxd7 16. O-O Be7 17. Qg4 O-O 18. Rd1 d3 19. Qg3 Rfd8 20. Bf4 Qd5 21. a3 Bf6 22. Rd2 e5 23. Bg5 Bxg5 24. Qxg5 Ra6 25. Rad1 e4 26. Qxd5 Rxd5 27. f3 f5 28. Kf2 Re6 29. fxe4 fxe4 30. Ke3 Rh5 31. h3 Rg5 32. b4 h5 33. Re1 h4 34. Kf4 Rge5 35. Ke3 Rg5 36. Kf4 Rge5 37. Re3 g5+ 38. Kg4 Kg7 39. Rf2 Rf6 40. Rd2 Rf4+ 0-1

Sep-30-12  Antiochus: [Event "BRA-ch"]
[Site "Rio de Janeiro"]
[Date "1934.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Orlando Rocas Jr."]
[Black "Joao de Souza Mendes Jr."]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "E61"]
[PlyCount "92"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. c4 Bg7 4. Bf4 d6 5. Nc3 O-O 6. h3 Nbd7 7. Qb3 b6 8. e3 Bb7 9. Be2 Ne4 10. Nxe4 Bxe4 11. O-O e5 12. dxe5 dxe5 13. Bg3 Qe7 14. Rad1 Nc5 15. Qa3 a5 16. Nd2 Bc6 17. Bf3 Bxf3 18. Nxf3 Rad8 19. Bh4 f6 20. b3 g5 21. Bg3 Rxd1 22. Rxd1 Rd8 23. Qc1 Rxd1+ 24. Qxd1 Qd7 25. Qd2 Qxd2 26. Nxd2 Nd3 27. f4 gxf4 28. exf4 exf4 29. Bh2 Kf7 30. Kf1 Bh6 31. a4 Ke6 32. Ke2 Nc1+ 33. Kf3 Kf5 34. Bg1 Bf8 35. Bh2 Bd6 36. Ne4 Nxb3 37. Nxd6+ cxd6 38. Bxf4 Ke6 39. Be3 Nc5 40. Bxc5 bxc5 41. Ke4 f5+ 42. Kf4 d5 43. cxd5+ Kxd5 44. Kxf5 c4 45. Kf4 Kd4 46. Kf3 Kd3 0-1

Oct-21-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Gottschalk: [Event "BRA-ch"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "1943.??.??"]
[Round "Sao Paulo"]
[White "Joao de Souza Mendes Jr."]
[Black "Raul Charlier"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B19"]
[PlyCount "111"]
[EventDate "2012.10.21"]

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Bf5 5. Ng3 Bg6 6. h4 h6 7. Nf3 Nd7 8. Bd3 Bxd3 9. Qxd3 e6 10. Bd2 Ngf6 11. O-O-O Bd6 12. Ne4 Nxe4 13. Qxe4 Qc7 14. Kb1 O-O-O 15. c4 Rhe8 16. Bc3 Bf8 17. Rhe1 Nf6 18. Qc2 Ng4 19. Qa4 b6 20. d5 c5 21. Re2 Qd7 22. Qxd7+ Rxd7 23. Rde1 Rde7 24. dxe6 Rxe6 25. Rxe6 Rxe6 26. Rxe6 fxe6 27. Ne5 Nxf2 28. Ng6 Bd6 29. Bxg7 Ng4 30. h5 Kd7 31. Kc2 Ke8 32. Kd3 Kf7 33. Bc3 e5 34. Ke4 Ke6 35. Bd2 Nf6+ 36. Kf3 e4+ 37. Ke2 Kf5 38. Bxh6 Nxh5 39. Nh4+ Kg4 40. Ng6 Ng3+ 41. Kf2 Nf5 42. Bd2 a6 43. Bc3 Bg3+ 44. Ke2 Kg5 45. Nf8 Bd6 46. Ne6+ Kg4 47. b3 Kg3 48. Ng7 Nxg7 49. Bxg7 Kf4 50. Bh6+ Kf5 51. Ke3 Bg3 52. a4 Ke5 53. Bg5 Be1 54. Bd8 Ba5 55. g4 Ke6 56. Kxe4 1-0

[Event "BRA-ch"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "1943.??.??"]
[Round "Sao Paulo"]
[White "Joao de Souza Mendes Jr."]
[Black "Raul Charlier"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "E32"]
[PlyCount "103"]
[EventDate "2012.10.21"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 O-O 5. e4 d6 6. e5 dxe5 7. dxe5 Nfd7 8. Nf3 Nc6 9. Ng5 g6 10. f4 Re8 11. Be3 f6 12. exf6 Nxf6 13. Bd3 Nd4 14. Qd2 Nf5 15. O-O-O Bxc3 16. bxc3 Nxe3 17. Qxe3 Qe7 18. Kb2 b5 19. cxb5 a6 20. b6 Rb8 21. Bc4 Rxb6+ 22. Ka1 Ng4 23. Qe2 Qc5 24. Ne4 Qe3 25. Rde1 Qxe2 26. Rxe2 Kg7 27. Bb3 Nf6 28. Nc5 Rc6 29. Na4 Nh5 30. g3 Kf6 31. Rhe1 Ng7 32. Re5 Rd8 33. Nc5 Ke7 34. R1e2 Rf8 35. Kb2 Rf5 36. Rxf5 gxf5 37. Nd3 Ne8 38. Ne5 Rd6 39. c4 c5 40. Ka3 Nf6 41. Ka4 Nd7 42. Ka5 Nf6 43. Ba4 h5 44. Rb2 Ng4 45. Rb8 Nxe5 46. fxe5 Rd8 47. Kb6 h4 48. Kc7 hxg3 49. hxg3 Rd4 50. Kxc8 Rxc4 51. Rb7+ Kf8 52. Bb3 1-0

Nov-20-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Gottschalk: Grafar Souza com "Z" é o mesmo que ecrever Pequim no lugar de Beijing. Um anacronismo! É bom lembrar que Brasil e Portugal assinaram acordos ortográficos e que, antes disso, na Espanha sempre se escreveu Sosa.
Nov-24-12  vonKrolock: A capital da China é <北京>. Você usa a transliteração mais aceita hoje em dia ( talvez seja até 'oficial', mas não é a única). <Pequim> é tão tradicional e culturalmente defensável quanto <Londres, Milão, Estocolmo, Antuérpia> etc, etc.
Nov-08-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Karpova: Dr. Sonze Mendes won the Brazilian Championship against Luiz Vanna in a 10-game match in Rio de Janeiro. Dr. Mendes studied in Berlin and also perfected his chess there.

From page 299 of the October 1924 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'

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