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Giovanni Portilho Vescovi
Number of games in database: 485
Years covered: 1990 to 2012
Last FIDE rating: 2606 (2609 rapid, 2593 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2660

Overall record: +197 -84 =178 (62.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 26 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (53) 
    B52 B53 B30 B51 B40
 King's Indian (22) 
    E91 E92 E94 E98 E90
 Ruy Lopez (19) 
    C67 C69 C66 C92 C84
 Slav (18) 
    D15 D12 D17 D10 D18
 French Defense (18) 
    C18 C05 C10 C07 C12
 King's Indian Attack (13) 
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (65) 
    B47 B42 B40 B43 B48
 Ruy Lopez (27) 
    C92 C91 C84 C89 C66
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (24) 
    C92 C91 C84 C89 C93
 Queen's Pawn Game (21) 
    A46 A45 E10 E00 A40
 Nimzo Indian (17) 
    E32 E58 E21 E46 E53
 Sicilian Taimanov (16) 
    B47 B48 B46 B45 B49
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   G Vescovi vs Karpov, 2004 1-0
   G Vescovi vs M Bezold, 1997 1-0
   S L Sergienko vs G Vescovi, 2010 1/2-1/2
   G Vescovi vs R Szuhanek, 1994 1-0
   G Vescovi vs Gulko, 2003 1-0
   G Vescovi vs Gelfand, 2004 1-0
   G Vescovi vs Shaked, 1997 1-0
   Y Shulman vs G Vescovi, 1995 0-1
   J Bittencourt vs G Vescovi, 2009 0-1
   G Vescovi vs A Volokitin, 2005 1-0

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament 2001/02 (2001)
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Torneo Continental Americano (2003)
   Bermuda Round Robin (2004)
   Mario Covas Tournament (2005)
   Bermuda International (2005)
   Karpov Poikovsky (2003)
   American Continental Championship (2005)
   34th World Open (2006)
   Corus Group B (2006)
   Aeroflot Open (2010)
   Moscow Open (2010)
   3rd Aeroflot Festival (2004)
   37th Chess Olympiad (2006)
   FIDE World Cup (2005)
   Chess Olympiad (2012)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   2010 Brazilian championship by gauer
   Karpov Poikovsky 2002 by Tabanus
   2011 American Continental Championship by gauer
   1990 WYCC (open) U-18 by gauer
   1991 Pan-American championship by gauer
   1997 Bermuda Mermaid Beach club by gauer

   🏆 Chess Olympiad
   G Vescovi vs H Tikkanen (Sep-09-12) 1/2-1/2
   J C Gonzalez Zamora vs G Vescovi (Sep-07-12) 1-0
   A Zhigalko vs G Vescovi (Sep-06-12) 1/2-1/2
   G Vescovi vs T Petrik (Sep-05-12) 1-0
   G Vescovi vs A Filippov (Sep-03-12) 0-1

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(born Jun-14-1978, 41 years old) Brazil

[what is this?]
Giovanni Portilho Vescovi took up competitive chess at the age of eight. He achieved the IM title at age 15 and the GM title at age 20. He was Brazil's top-rated player for several years, and has represented his country at Olympiads and other team events since 1994. Seven times Brazilian champion in 1999, 2000, 2001, 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2010.

Recent international tournament successes include joint first in the 2003 Continental Championship and back-to-back Bermuda wins in 2003 and 2004. Vescovi has taken part in three FIDE World Championship knockout tournaments (2001, 2004 and 2005), but has never made it further than the second round. In 2011 he shared the 1st place- with Lazaro Bruzon, Mark Bluvshtein and Yuniesky Quesada Perez -at Americas Continental at Toluca.

Wikipedia article: Giovanni Vescovi

 page 1 of 20; games 1-25 of 485  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. G Vescovi vs A Kogan  0-1231990Wch U18C60 Ruy Lopez
2. L Jones vs G Vescovi  0-1351990Wch U18A57 Benko Gambit
3. Hsu Li Yang vs G Vescovi  1-0411990Wch U18A36 English
4. G Vescovi vs R Stern 1-0291990Wch U18C69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
5. Majeed Mohamad Abdul vs G Vescovi  0-1351990Wch U18B39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
6. G Vescovi vs C P Santos  ½-½471990Wch U18B01 Scandinavian
7. G Vescovi vs J Lim ½-½411990Wch U18B06 Robatsch
8. M Mansoor vs G Vescovi  0-1601990Wch U18B70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
9. G Vescovi vs M Houska  1-0371990Wch U12B10 Caro-Kann
10. G Vescovi vs V Gervais  1-0361990Wch U12C05 French, Tarrasch
11. G Vescovi vs M Steinbacher  0-1211990Groningen opB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
12. D Glueck vs G Vescovi  0-1421990Groningen opB53 Sicilian
13. G Vescovi vs J Vanheste  0-1311990Groningen opA07 King's Indian Attack
14. M Peek vs G Vescovi  1-0271990Groningen opA57 Benko Gambit
15. G Vescovi vs J Sequeira  ½-½321991Pan AmericanC05 French, Tarrasch
16. T Karatekin vs G Vescovi 1-0281991Wch U10C05 French, Tarrasch
17. G Vescovi vs E Tsuboi  0-1231991BRA-ch mB53 Sicilian
18. G Vescovi vs M Playa  1-0471991Pan AmericanC03 French, Tarrasch
19. G Vescovi vs E Tsuboi  ½-½221991BRA-ch mB53 Sicilian
20. G Vescovi vs S Minero Pineda  1-0471991Pan AmericanC05 French, Tarrasch
21. G Vescovi vs E Tsuboi  1-0361991BRA-ch mB53 Sicilian
22. G Vescovi vs A Kunte  0-1301991Wch U14C25 Vienna
23. G Vescovi vs J Estrada Nieto  1-0411991Pan AmericanB53 Sicilian
24. G Vescovi vs C A Martinez 1-0251991BRA-ch mB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
25. G Vescovi vs S Silva Lillo  0-1391991Pan AmericanB32 Sicilian
 page 1 of 20; games 1-25 of 485  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Feb-08-05  ConLaMismaMano: Anyone following Vescovi-Macieja? Is 6.Bb5+ a novelty?
Aug-19-05  notyetagm: Shame:
Aug-19-05  Pawsome: So who is this G. Needleman I asked myself as he rose through the ranks to finish second equal in the FIDE semi-final in Argentina recently? The answer came today in the address posted by <notyetagm> above.
Oct-29-05  TopaLove: I think Vescovi will be the next world champion :)
Jan-30-06  gmgomes: I am not sure what happened to him in Corus. He began very well winning his 2 first games then he began to draw and later to lose. He achieved his 3rd win only in last round.
Jun-14-06  BIDMONFA: Giovanni Vescovi

VESCOVI, Giovanni

Jun-14-07  gmgomes: Happy Birthday Vescovi!
Good Luck in following Zonal which starts next Saturday 16th
Nov-16-07  JYMMI: Hum... Vescovi will be in my city next 25.
What an honor, I'll know a GM personally.


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  whiteshark: He won his 5th <Brazilian Chess Championship> in december this year in Rio de Janeiro after already being Brazilian champion in 1999,2000,2001 and 2006.
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  whiteshark: Player of the Day

<30 <!!<<>>>>

Happy B-Day, Champ!

Jun-01-09  myschkin: . . .


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  amadeus: He won the Brazilian Championship again -

The games can be found here:

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  vonKrolock: Wonderful event in <Dixie Land City>... and decided in the last round, when Milos had to win with black to become himself the champ. In the whole, Vescovi displayed a more combative play during the event than his main rival
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: I know it's roughly 6 1/2 years late to respond to <Larsker>, but Italian is an amazing language. I don't speak it at all, but reading something like The Inferno's Canto V out loud in Italian, the melodiousness still astonishes.
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  wordfunph: Buenos Aires 2005: In the penultimate round, GM Giovanni Vescovi was paired against his room mate GM Gilberto Milos. 'What to do? How to prepare? We pretended everything was OK, turned off the computer and watched some football on TV.' quoted from GM Vescovi. The game ended in a draw.

i think i got this info from New In Chess..

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  amadeus: Video interview -
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Sep-09-12  Yopo: Esta partida G Vescovi vs A Filippov, 2012 mostra que se Vescovi não surpreender o adversário, ele pode perder o equilíbrio.Entretanto, no dia seguinte ele jogou com firmeza e venceu G Vescovi vs T Petrik, 2012 Então, esse ímpeto tem seu lado positivo. Se vale a regra "quando Vescovi perde uma, a outra ele ganha"...Hoje é dia de vitória!
Sep-16-12  Antiochus: Life and games:

Nov-22-12  Gottschalk: [Event "Wch U20"]
[Site "Buenos Aires"]
[Date "1992.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Miroslav Markovic"]
[Black "Giovanni Vescovi"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo "2270"]
[BlackElo "2340"]
[ECO "B22"]

1. e4 c5 2. c3 d6 3. d4 Nf6 4. dxc5 Nc6 5. Qc2 dxc5 6. Be3 e6 7. Na3 a6 8. Nf3 Be7 9. Nc4 b5 10. Ncd2 Bb7 11. a4 O-O 12. h3 Qc7 13. Be2 c4 14. O-O Nd7 15. b4 cxb3 16. Nxb3 bxa4 17. Rxa4 Rfc8 18. Rb1 a5 19. Qd2 Rd8 20. Qe1 Ba6 21. Bxa6 Rxa6 22. Rc4 a4 23. Nbd4 a3 24. Ra1 Qb7 25. Bg5 f6 26. Nxe6 fxg5 27. Nxd8 Nxd8 28. Qd1 Rd6 29. Nd4 Ne6 30. Qc2 Rb6 31. Nxe6 Rxe6 32. Qa2 Kf8 33. Rd4 Rxe4 34. Rb1 Qc6 35. Rd3 Qc7 36. g3 Nf6 37. Rf3 Qe5 38. Rb6 Re2 39. Qc4 a2 40. Qc8+ Kf7 41. Qc4+ Qe6 0-1

Nov-22-12  Gottschalk: [Event "?"]
[Site "Bermuda Mermaid Beach"]
[Date "1997.??.??"]
[White "Waitzkin,Joshua"]
[Black "Vescovi,G"]
[Round "9"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "B48"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Nc3
Qc7 6. Be3 a6 7. Bd3 Nf6 8. O-O Ne5 9. h3
Bc5 10. Na4 d6 11. c4 O-O 12. Rc1 b6 13. Bb1
Bb7 14. f3 Rfd8 15. Qd2 d5 16. cxd5 exd5 17. b4
Nc4 18. Qe1 Bf8 19. Nf5 Bc6 20. Rxc4 dxc4 21. Bxb6
Qb8 22. Bxd8 Qxd8 23. e5 Nd5 24. Nc5 g6 25. Qg3
Nxb4 26. Ne4 Bxe4 27. Bxe4 Rc8 28. Nd6 Bxd6 29. exd6
Qb6+ 30. Kh2 Nd3 31. Rd1 Qd4 32. Bxd3 cxd3 33. f4
d2 34. Qa3 Rc1 35. Qxc1 Qxf4+ 0-1

Apr-25-13  Gottschalk: [Event "Brazil open"]
[Site "Americana"]
[Date "1994.??.??"]
[White "Aaron Correa"]
[Black "Giovanni Vescovi"]
[Round "?"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "E13"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. c4 Bb4+ 4. Nc3 b6 5. Bg5
h6 6. Bh4 Bb7 7. e3 O-O 8. Bd3 d5 9. cxd5
exd5 10. Rc1 Nbd7 11. O-O Be7 12. Qa4 a6 13. Bb1
Re8 14. Qb3 Bd6 15. Rfd1 Qe7 16. Bg3 g6 17. Ne2
Rac8 18. Nf4 Kg7 19. a4 Ne4 20. Nxd5 Bxd5 21. Qxd5
Bxg3 22. hxg3 Nxf2 23. Kxf2 Qxe3+ 24. Kf1 Nf6 0-1

Jun-14-14  gars: Good Morning. I take four years to answer to <An Englishman>: there must something in the Italian language that fascinates English speakers. Please read "Latin or Italian?" in "You're certainly joking, Mr. Feynman!". The answer is there.
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  offramp: <An Englishman: Good Evening: I know it's roughly 6 1/2 years late to respond to <Larsker>, but Italian is an amazing language. I don't speak it at all, but reading something like The Inferno's Canto V out loud in Italian, the melodiousness still astonishes.>

My Italian is pretty poor but <Volare> (or <Nel blu dipinto di blu>) sung by Domenico Modugno stills twangs my Cockney heartstrings.

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  Penguincw: Happy 36th birthday to GM Giovanni Vescovi.
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