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Alfredo Olivera
Number of games in database: 103
Years covered: 1938 to 1966
Highest rating achieved in database: 2029
Overall record: +21 -60 =22 (31.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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He was Uruguayan champion in 1937, 1944, 1947, 1957 and 1963.

Wikipedia article: Alfredo Olivera

Last updated: 2021-12-12 12:17:25

 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 103  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. O Trompowsky vs A Olivera  ½-½221938MontevideoE24 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
2. A Olivera vs Alekhine ½-½311938MontevideoE33 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
3. A Olivera vs J Canepa  1-0281938MontevideoE15 Queen's Indian
4. E Rotunno vs A Olivera  ½-½241938MontevideoE16 Queen's Indian
5. L Endzelins vs A Olivera  1-0681939Buenos Aires Olympiad qual-2A13 English
6. A Olivera vs L Zavala 1-0281939Buenos Aires Olympiad qual-2E49 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Botvinnik System
7. J Salas Romo vs A Olivera  1-0361939Buenos Aires Olympiad qual-2E33 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
8. A Olivera vs E Reinhardt  1-0381939Buenos Aires Olympiad qual-2E33 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
9. B N Rometti vs A Olivera 0-1401939Buenos Aires Olympiad qual-2C07 French, Tarrasch
10. A Olivera vs E Karastoichev  0-1241939Buenos Aires Olympiad qual-2E32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
11. W Holowach vs A Olivera  1-0431939Buenos Aires Olympiad Final-BE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
12. A Olivera vs Augusto Aponte  1-0681939Buenos Aires Olympiad Final-BE00 Queen's Pawn Game
13. C Salazar vs A Olivera  0-1581939Buenos Aires Olympiad Final-BE24 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
14. A Olivera vs Luis Zavala  1-0341939Buenos Aires Olympiad Final-BD60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
15. Miguel Suarez Davila vs A Olivera  0-1291939Buenos Aires Olympiad Final-BE33 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
16. A Olivera vs Johannes Austboe  1-0411939Buenos Aires Olympiad Final-BD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
17. E Karastoichev vs A Olivera  0-1221939Buenos Aires Olympiad Final-BC16 French, Winawer
18. A Olivera vs W Nash  1-0281939Buenos Aires Olympiad Final-BD85 Grunfeld
19. Domingo Soto vs A Olivera  1-0561939Buenos Aires Olympiad Final-BA46 Queen's Pawn Game
20. Alekhine vs A Olivera 1-0341939MontevideoE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
21. A Olivera vs Eliskases  0-1501941MontevideoE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
22. A Olivera vs J Canepa  1-0631941MontevideoA35 English, Symmetrical
23. A Olivera vs M Czerniak  0-1301946ARG-URU radio mE60 King's Indian Defense
24. P Michel vs A Olivera  ½-½331948Mar del PlataB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
25. A Olivera vs Stahlberg  0-1661948Mar del PlataD22 Queen's Gambit Accepted
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-02-08  patzer of patzers: Played in 2 Men's Chess Olympiads: in 1939, with a score of +10-5=0, and in 1966 with a score of +5-10=5.
Jul-05-14  zanzibar: No biographical info like dob, etc.?

He has a fair (52) number of games on <CG>, should have a little more info here I think.

(SCID's <spelling/rating.ssp> files also are missing dob for this player)

Ed Winters has mention of him, using the spelling as seen here - but has a contemporaneous snippet with the spelling <Oliveira>.

Might be a potential source of confusion?

(I believe there is another Brazilian player <Armando Salles Oliveira> who played in Montevideo (1938) that might mix in. Winter just flat states "for <Oliveira> read <Olivera>" without further justification. I find that unsatisfying - which player participated in Montevideo (1939)? A contemporaneous source says Oliveira - who says <Olivera>, or rather, why do they say it?)

Jul-05-14  zanzibar: For a picture of him:

Jul-05-14  zanzibar: From the <Pan American Chess Congress (1945)> Hollywood, CA July 28-Aug 12 tournament book:

dob - March 9, 1908

Learned chess in 1924, first tournament was a national tournament with 27 competitors - in which he qualified for "first class".

Now... can anybody help me find the date he died (assuming he did)?

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  Troller: Larsen described him as a "cosy fatboy, who for many years won the Uruguayan Championship whenever he participated".

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