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Walter Oswaldo Cruz
Number of games in database: 210
Years covered: 1928 to 1957
Overall record: +71 -81 =57 (47.6%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.
1 exhibition game, blitz/rapid, odds game, etc. is excluded from this statistic.
NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
W Cruz vs F Apsenieks, 1939 1-0
O Trompowsky vs W Cruz, 1939 0-1
W Cruz vs F Caldas Kruel, 1953 1-0
W Cruz vs Eliskases, 1946 1-0
J Camarena vs W Cruz, 1945 0-1
W Cruz vs Kashdan, 1945 1/2-1/2
NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
3rd South American Championship (1928)
Rio de Janeiro (1952)
Mar del Plata (1949)
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
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|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). |
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| page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 216
|1. W O Cruz vs C Anfruns
|| ||½-½||38||1928||3rd South American Championship||D51 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|2. W O Cruz vs R Grau
|| ||½-½||41||1928||3rd South American Championship||A31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation|
|3. S Ureta vs W O Cruz
|| ||0-1||32||1928||3rd South American Championship||D51 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|4. J Montalban vs W O Cruz
|| ||0-1||53||1928||3rd South American Championship||D03 Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation)|
|5. V T Romano vs W O Cruz
|| ||½-½||21||1928||3rd South American Championship||D02 Queen's Pawn Game|
|6. J C Balparda vs W O Cruz
|| ||0-1||52||1928||3rd South American Championship||B02 Alekhine's Defense|
|7. W O Cruz vs C Pulcherio
|| ||½-½||26||1928||3rd South American Championship||D67 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line|
|8. W O Cruz vs M Castillo
|| ||0-1||41||1928||3rd South American Championship||D51 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|9. W O Cruz vs C H Maderna
|| ||0-1||40||1928||3rd South American Championship||D51 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|10. W O Cruz vs L Palau
|| ||0-1||43||1928||3rd South American Championship||D63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense|
|11. J Gabarain vs W O Cruz
|| ||1-0||27||1928||3rd South American Championship||B15 Caro-Kann|
|12. B H Villegas vs W O Cruz
|| ||1-0||40||1928||3rd South American Championship||B18 Caro-Kann, Classical|
|13. A Perea vs W O Cruz
|| ||0-1||25||1928||3rd South American Championship||B15 Caro-Kann|
|14. W O Cruz vs J de Souza Mendes
|| ||0-1||50||1928||3rd South American Championship||D66 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line|
|15. J B Hernandez vs W O Cruz
|| ||0-1||33||1928||3rd South American Championship||B32 Sicilian|
|16. W O Cruz vs L Vianna
|| ||1-0||60||1928||3rd South American Championship||C84 Ruy Lopez, Closed|
|17. W O Cruz vs J de Souza Mendes
|| ||1-0||41||1928||BRA-ch||E24 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch|
|18. W O Cruz vs J de Souza Mendes
|| ||0-1||26||1928||BRA-ch||D45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav|
|19. J de Souza Mendes vs W O Cruz
|| ||0-1||40||1928||BRA-ch||B04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern|
|20. W O Cruz vs J de Souza Mendes
|| ||1-0||42||1929||BRA-ch||D46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav|
|21. W O Cruz vs J de Souza Mendes
|| ||0-1||40||1929||BRA-ch||D49 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran|
|22. W O Cruz vs M Monticelli
|| ||1-0||31||1936||non-FIDE Munich Olympiad||E11 Bogo-Indian Defense|
|23. W O Cruz vs M Feigin
|| ||0-1||27||1936||non-FIDE Munich Olympiad||D17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|24. W O Cruz vs A Tsvetkov
|| ||½-½||63||1936||non-FIDE Munich Olympiad||A52 Budapest Gambit|
|25. W O Cruz vs O Trompowsky
|| ||1-0||44||1938||BRA-ch||A43 Old Benoni|
| page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 216
|Dec-27-04|| ||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|| ||GrahamClayton: A brief summary of his medical achievements:
|Sep-15-12|| ||Antiochus: Life and games:
|Sep-15-12|| ||Antiochus: Photo and biography:
|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"]
[White "Walter Cruz"]
[Black "Fernando Kruel"]
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
|Jan-23-14|| ||Penguincw: R.I.P. Walter Cruz.|
|Jan-23-15|| ||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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