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Antonio Cavilhas Rocha
Number of games in database: 374
Years covered: 1960 to 1992
Last FIDE rating: 2300
Overall record: +124 -77 =173 (56.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Jun-13-1944, 78 years old) Brazil

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Antonio Cavilhas Rocha was Brazilian Champion in 1964 and 1969, and awarded the IM title in 1979.

Wikipedia article: Antônio Cavilhas Rocha

Last updated: 2021-09-18 10:37:06

 page 1 of 15; games 1-25 of 374  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. K Kaliwoda vs A C Rocha  1-0591960Leipzig Olympiad qual-2C97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
2. A C Rocha vs Perrottey  1-0301960Leipzig Olympiad Final-CA07 King's Indian Attack
3. Secundino Avecilla vs A C Rocha  1-0211960Leipzig Olympiad Final-CC21 Center Game
4. A C Rocha vs H Rossetto 1-0211963Sao PauloC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
5. T Vasconcellos vs A C Rocha  ½-½491963Brazilian ChampionshipE83 King's Indian, Samisch
6. M Tavares vs A C Rocha  0-1291963Brazilian ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
7. A C Rocha vs J Belfort Mattos  ½-½381963Brazilian ChampionshipB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
8. F Alves vs A C Rocha  ½-½411963Brazilian ChampionshipE40 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
9. P Toth vs A C Rocha  ½-½271963Brazilian ChampionshipB98 Sicilian, Najdorf
10. A C Rocha vs F Guimaraes  1-0321963Brazilian ChampionshipA85 Dutch, with c4 & Nc3
11. E Asfora vs A C Rocha  0-1401963Brazilian ChampionshipE39 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation
12. J Mangini vs A C Rocha  0-1621963Brazilian ChampionshipA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
13. A C Rocha vs H Camara  ½-½441963Brazilian ChampionshipD25 Queen's Gambit Accepted
14. A C Rocha vs M de Athayde  ½-½331963Brazilian ChampionshipA84 Dutch
15. J Pinto Paiva vs A C Rocha  0-1351963Brazilian ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
16. A C Rocha vs J F de Saboya  ½-½351963Brazilian ChampionshipD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
17. A C Rocha vs J de Souza Mendes  1-0581963Brazilian ChampionshipB32 Sicilian
18. L Maia Filho vs A C Rocha  0-1441963Brazilian ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
19. A C Rocha vs L Tavares da Silva  1-0361963Brazilian ChampionshipE76 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack
20. R Camara vs A C Rocha  1-0241963Fortaleza ZonalE77 King's Indian
21. A C Rocha vs L de Campelo Gentil  0-1391963Fortaleza ZonalD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
22. E Asfora vs A C Rocha  0-1321963Fortaleza ZonalB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
23. S Schweber vs A C Rocha  1-0291963Fortaleza ZonalB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
24. J Klein vs A C Rocha  0-1441963Fortaleza ZonalB06 Robatsch
25. C Espinoza Rivasplata vs A C Rocha  1-0451963Fortaleza ZonalE82 King's Indian, Samisch, double Fianchetto Variation
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Nov-12-04  vonKrolock: SEARCHING FOR A ROCHA -From Rio Grande, city in brazilian Extreme South, he started almost as a prodigy, being invited to Hastings 64-65. National Champion 1964 and 1969. Olympiads Lugano 68, Siegen 70, Thessaloniki 84. currently MISSING: This authentic Chess artist became a homeless person who moves from place to place, and was not seen neither in São Paulo, where he frequented the Chess Club, nor in his native town - and this for almost a decade now - a page on the subject here
Jun-13-05  vonKrolock: Someone from Rio Grande's city Chess circles stated that "Rocha have some personal interests here - he visited regularly the town to keep it in control, but then, one Year <note: in the nineties> he dont' came - and since then he was not be seen also here anymore <...>

Well, happy Birthday, MI Rocha - zk

Jan-23-12  Nosnibor: It would seem that Senor Rocha passed away some time ago.There was a memorial tournament held in Brazil in his name. Can anyone confirm this?
Feb-08-13  Dr.Vulcan: Nobody knows exactly what happened to Antônio Cavilhas Rocha. He is vanished from Rio Grande, state of Rio Grande do Sul - Brasil, since 1995. There is a memorial tournament in his intention supposing he is dead.
Sep-10-13  Dr.Vulcan: We cannot forget that he is (or he was) native from Rio Grande, where he was born in 06/13/1944.
Jun-13-19  BIDMONFA: Antonio Rocha

ROCHA, Antonio

Jun-13-19  vonKrolock: <BIDMONFA> The guy in the photo is not the brazilian IM A Rocha. What's Your source?!
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  HeMateMe: I'd rather be a forest than a tree
Jun-20-19  vonKrolock: This is <our> Antonio Rocha: a stocky short man, hairy - a full head of light brown - later whitish - hair; usually immersed in some chessical matter: from a newspaper clipping, or from a book - with or without a real chessboard...

Jun-20-19  login:

Olá a todos,
drawing on the unanswered question

<What's Your source?!>:

Antonio Augusto ̶C̶̶a̶̶v̶̶i̶̶l̶̶h̶̶a̶̶s̶ Rocha

✳ 1928 (Lisbon, Portugal)

Photo courtesy of Jesus Julio Remis Fernandez from Spain.


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Tic, tic, tac

Mar-16-20  vonKrolock: Two different persons, here Antônio Cavilhas Rocha, born in 1944 in Brazil. There António Augusto Rocha, born in 1928 in Portugal.
Mar-16-20  vonKrolock: There games from Lugano 1968 are by Antônio Cavilhas Rocha from Brazil:

Huebner vs A C Rocha, 1968

E P De La Prida vs A C Rocha, 1968

M J Freeman vs A C Rocha, 1968

I Asmundsson vs A C Rocha, 1968

Jun-11-20  BIDMONFA: Antonio Cavilhas Rocha


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