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Walter Oswaldo Cruz
  
Number of games in database: 194
Years covered: 1928 to 1957

Overall record: +65 -75 =53 (47.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 1 exhibition game, blitz/rapid, odds game, etc. is excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Orthodox Defense (15) 
    D51 D61 D62 D56 D50
 English (13) 
    A15 A13
 Nimzo Indian (11) 
    E42 E32 E24 E29 E34
 King's Indian (8) 
    E94 E61 E66 E69 E67
 Semi-Slav (7) 
    D46 D45 D48 D49
 Reti System (5) 
    A04 A06
With the Black pieces:
 Orthodox Defense (12) 
    D55 D63 D50 D64 D62
 Ruy Lopez (11) 
    C92 C97 C67 C84 C90
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (8) 
    C92 C97 C84 C90
 Nimzo Indian (8) 
    E24 E58 E55 E34 E32
 Queen's Pawn Game (6) 
    A45 A40 E00 D02
 King's Indian (6) 
    E70 E60 E67 E68
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   W Cruz vs F Apsenieks, 1939 1-0
   Trompowsky vs W Cruz, 1939 0-1
   W Cruz vs F Kruel, 1953 1-0
   J Camarena vs W Cruz, 1945 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Mar del Plata (1949)
   Rio de Janeiro (1952)
   Mar del Plata / Buenos Aires Zonal (1954)
   Mar del Plata (1947)
   Buenos Aires Olympiad Final-A (1939)


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WALTER OSWALDO CRUZ
(born Jan-23-1910, died Jan-03-1967, 56 years old) Brazil

[what is this?]
Walter Oswaldo Cruz was born in Petropolis, Brazil. He was Brazilian champion in 1938, 1940, 1942, 1948, 1949 and 1953. Son of Oswaldo Cruz (a very respected sanitarist) and brother of Oswaldo Cruz Filho. Walter was a hematologist and presided over the Osvaldo Cruz Institute (an epidemiological center).

Wikipedia article: Walter Cruz


 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 210  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. W Cruz vs C Anfruns  ½-½3819283rd South American ChampionshipD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
2. W Cruz vs R Grau  ½-½4119283rd South American ChampionshipA31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
3. S Ureta vs W Cruz  0-13219283rd South American ChampionshipD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
4. J Montalban vs W Cruz  0-15319283rd South American ChampionshipD03 Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation)
5. V Romano vs W Cruz  ½-½2119283rd South American ChampionshipD02 Queen's Pawn Game
6. J C Balparda vs W Cruz  0-15219283rd South American ChampionshipB02 Alekhine's Defense
7. W Cruz vs C Pulcherio  ½-½2619283rd South American ChampionshipD67 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line
8. W Cruz vs M Castillo  0-14119283rd South American ChampionshipD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
9. W Cruz vs C H Maderna  0-14019283rd South American ChampionshipD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
10. W Cruz vs L Palau  0-14319283rd South American ChampionshipD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
11. J Gabarain vs W Cruz  1-02719283rd South American ChampionshipB15 Caro-Kann
12. B H Villegas vs W Cruz  1-04019283rd South American ChampionshipB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
13. A Perea vs W Cruz  0-12519283rd South American ChampionshipB15 Caro-Kann
14. W Cruz vs J de Souza Mendes  0-15019283rd South American ChampionshipD66 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line
15. J B Hernandez vs W Cruz  0-13319283rd South American ChampionshipB32 Sicilian
16. W Cruz vs L Vianna  1-06019283rd South American ChampionshipC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
17. W Cruz vs J de Souza Mendes  1-0411928BRA-chE24 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
18. W Cruz vs J de Souza Mendes  0-1261928BRA-chD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
19. J de Souza Mendes vs W Cruz  0-1401928BRA-chB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
20. W Cruz vs J de Souza Mendes  1-0421929BRA-chD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
21. W Cruz vs J de Souza Mendes  0-1401929BRA-chD49 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
22. W Cruz vs M Monticelli  1-0311936non-FIDE Munich OlympiadE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
23. W Cruz vs M Feigin  0-1271936non-FIDE Munich OlympiadD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
24. W Cruz vs A Tsvetkov  ½-½631936non-FIDE Munich OlympiadA52 Budapest Gambit
25. W Cruz vs Trompowsky  ½-½551938BRA-chD61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 210  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-21-03  Ribeiro: I am almost sure that W Cruz is Walter Cruz.
Dec-27-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: Walter Oswaldo Cruz
Born 1910 in Petropolis
Died 1967 in Rio de Janeiro
He was Brazilian champion in 1938, 1940, 1942, 1948, 1949 and 1953.
Jan-23-12  brankat: Six times Brazilian champion. Certainly a strong player, considering he was, first and foremost, a medical doctor.
Jan-24-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  GrahamClayton: A brief summary of his medical achievements:

http://www.neglectedscience.com/alp...

Jan-25-12  belgradegambit: Us Giant fans are happy with him.
Cruuuuuuuuuuz!
Sep-15-12  Antiochus: Life and games:

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

Sep-15-12  Antiochus: Photo and biography:

http://www.fiocruz.br/ioc/cgi/cgilu...

Sep-16-12  Antiochus: In his chess career he maintained a friendly rivalry with João de Souza Mendes and Octavio Figueira Trompowsky de Almeida

In the 1953 Brazilian chess championship he had a triumph that seemed definitive, because he won undefeated and reached its sixth title while Mendes had 5 and Trompowsky only one. Before the last round, Walter Cruz received a round of applause for all participants to enter the hall. Unfortunately, most of the games this event is missing.

Here, a rare game

[Event "Rio BRA-ch"]
[Site "Rio de Janeiro city"]
[Date "1953.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Walter Cruz"]
[Black "Fernando Kruel"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B10"]
[PlyCount "69"]

1. e4 c6 2. Nc3 d5 3. Nf3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Nf6 5. Nxf6+ exf6 6. Bc4 Be6 7. Qe2 Qd7 8. O-O Be7 9. Bb3 Bxb3 10. axb3 O-O 11. d4 Bd6 12. Qd3 Na6 13. Bd2 Rfe8 14. Rfe1 Re6 15. c4 Rae8 16. Qc2 Bb8 17. Bc3 Qd6 18. g3 Nb4 19. Qd2 Na6 20. Nh4 g6 21. Ng2 Qd8 22. Ne3 Nc7 23. Rad1 Kg7 24. b4 h5 25. b5 cxb5 26. d5 Ra6 27. c5 Qd7 28. b4 Rd8 29. h4 Ne8 30. Qb2 Qh3 31. d6 Rd7 32. Nd5 Kf8 33. Bxf6 b6 34. Rxe8+ Kxe8 35. Be7 1-0

Sep-25-12  Antiochus: [Event "BRA-ch"]
[Site "Rio de Janeiro"]
[Date "1928.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Walter Cruz"]
[Black "Joao de Souza Mendes Jr"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "E24"]
[PlyCount "81"]
[EventDate "2012.09.21"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. a3 Bxc3+ 5. bxc3 b6 6. Nf3 Bb7 7. Bg5 d6 8. e3 Nbd7 9. Bd3 h6 10. Bh4 Qe7 11. O-O e5 12. Bf5 g5 13. Bg3 e4 14. Nd2 h5 15. h3 h4 16. Bh2 O-O-O 17. a4 a5 18. Rb1 Ng8 19. Qc2 Re8 20. c5 dxc5 21. Nc4 Nh6 22. Bxd7+ Kxd7 23. Rfd1 Ke6 24. Nxb6 Kf5 25. Nc4 Ba6 26. Nb2 c4 27. Rf1 Kg6 28. f3 Nf5 29. Rbe1 Ng3 30. Bxg3 hxg3 31. Qxe4+ Qxe4 32. fxe4 Rxe4 33. Rf3 Rb8 34. Re2 Rb3 35. Rc2 f5 36. Rxg3 f4 37. exf4 Re1+ 38. Kf2 Rb1 39. Rxg5+ Kf6 40. Rxa5 Rb6 41. Kg3 1-0

Sep-25-12  Antiochus: [Event "BRA-ch"]
[Site "Rio de Janeiro"]
[Date "1928.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Joao de Souza Medes Jr."]
[Black "Walter Cruz"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "B04"]
[PlyCount "80"]
[EventDate "2012.09.25"]

1. e4 Nf6 2. e5 Nd5 3. d4 d6 4. Nf3 Bf5 5. Bd3 Bxd3 6. Qxd3 Nc6 7. O-O e6 8. c4 Nb6 9. exd6 cxd6 10. Nc3 Be7 11. b3 O-O 12. Bf4 Nd7 13. Rfe1 Nf6 14. a3 Rc8 15. b4 Nb8 16. Rac1 Re8 17. h3 Bf8 18. Bg5 Nbd7 19. c5 a6 20. Ne4 d5 21. Nc3 Qc7 22. a4 h6 23. Bh4 Nh5 24. Ne5 Nxe5 25. Rxe5 g6 26. Bg3 Nxg3 27. fxg3 Bg7 28. Re2 Rcd8 29. Rd1 Qd7 30. b5 axb5 31. axb5 Ra8 32. Rf2 Ra3 33. Rdf1 Re7 34. Qd2 Kh7 35. Kh2 e5 36. Ne2 e4 37. Qb2 Ra5 38. b6 Rxc5 39. Qa3 Rc4 40. Rc1 Rxc1 0-1

Jan-23-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: R.I.P. Walter Cruz.
Jan-23-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Gottschalk: Normally calm, his dynamic style
appeared in an embryonic stage

R C Cruz vs E Eliskases, 1946

W Cruz vs F Kruel, 1953

Jan-23-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Walter Cruz.

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