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Antonio Antunes
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Number of games in database: 586
Years covered: 1980 to 2000
Last FIDE rating: 2496
Highest rating achieved in database: 2545

Overall record: +66 -69 =59 (49.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 392 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (47) 
    B53 B30 B31 B40 B27
 English (33) 
    A15 A13 A16 A14 A17
 Ruy Lopez (30) 
    C92 C78 C89 C97 C67
 King's Indian (27) 
    E60 E62 E66 E92 E91
 Reti System (23) 
 English, 1 c4 c5 (15) 
    A30 A37 A38 A39
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (86) 
    B31 B36 B32 B22 B34
 Semi-Slav (36) 
    D45 D44 D47 D43
 Sicilian Dragon (33) 
    B36 B34 B35 B39 B77
 Queen's Gambit Declined (25) 
    D31 D30 D35
 Ruy Lopez (21) 
    C63 C69
 English (17) 
    A13 A11 A15 A16 A12
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Topalov vs Antunes, 1992 1/2-1/2
   Polgar vs Antunes, 1996 0-1
   Antunes vs Korchnoi, 1990 1/2-1/2
   Antunes vs Flear, 1988 1-0
   I Ivanov vs Antunes, 1988 0-1
   Hellers vs Antunes, 1990 1/2-1/2
   Sznapik vs Antunes, 1984 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Reggio Emilia-B 1985/86 (1985)
   Bayamo (1991)
   Seville Open (1990)
   Linares Zonal (1995)
   Thessaloniki Olympiad (1984)
   EUR-chT (Men) 9th (1989)
   Novi Sad Olympiad (1990)
   Thessaloniki Olympiad (1988)

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(born Feb-06-1962, 60 years old) Portugal

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Antunes was born in Lisbon. FIDE awarded him the International Master title in 1985, and the Grandmaster title in 1994. He was Portuguese Champion in 1988.

Retired from competitive chess since 2000, Antonio was officially Portugal's first GM. A tough competitor in every sense of the word, he has defeated many top GMs in tournament play, including J.Polgar. Today he is happily married with (with a Cuban chess player !) has a number of children and is a successful stockbroker in Lisbon. SPRAGGETT ON CHESS

Last updated: 2022-07-19 19:44:19

 page 1 of 24; games 1-25 of 583  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Antunes vs D Heilinger  ½-½691980EU-ch U20B53 Sicilian
2. P Stigar vs Antunes  ½-½251980EU-ch U20E66 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno
3. K Strzelecki vs Antunes 1-0331980EU-ch U20B35 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Modern Variation with Bc4
4. Antunes vs A Pekarek  0-1581980EU-ch U20B07 Pirc
5. Antunes vs J A C Blanco  0-1641980EU-ch U20B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
6. J R Smith vs Antunes  0-1641980EU-ch U20B03 Alekhine's Defense
7. Antunes vs M Karp  1-0421980EU-ch U20B13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
8. R Douven vs Antunes  1-0291980EU-ch U20E92 King's Indian
9. Antunes vs K Rasmussen  1-0241980EU-ch U20A07 King's Indian Attack
10. Antunes vs Watson  0-1391980EU-ch U20A07 King's Indian Attack
11. D Michiels vs Antunes  0-1321980EU-ch U20B13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
12. F A Cuijpers vs Antunes  1-0311980EU-ch U20B99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line
13. K Soderberg vs Antunes  0-1511981EU-ch U20A16 English
14. R Zaldivar vs Antunes  1-0811984Thessaloniki OlympiadD00 Queen's Pawn Game
15. Bellon Lopez vs Antunes  0-1381984Thessaloniki OlympiadD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
16. A Sznapik vs Antunes  0-1411984Thessaloniki OlympiadB36 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto
17. L Leow vs Antunes  ½-½221984Thessaloniki ol (Men)B36 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto
18. Antunes vs J Delaney  1-0461984Thessaloniki OlympiadB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
19. Kindermann vs Antunes  1-0521984Thessaloniki OlympiadB32 Sicilian
20. Antunes vs L Ogaard  1-0541984Thessaloniki OlympiadA07 King's Indian Attack
21. Antunes vs V Frias Pablaza  1-0771984Thessaloniki OlympiadB40 Sicilian
22. Antunes vs G Franzoni  1-0441984Thessaloniki OlympiadA07 King's Indian Attack
23. Antunes vs Westerinen  1-0381984Thessaloniki OlympiadC96 Ruy Lopez, Closed
24. Antunes vs A Defize  1-0331984Thessaloniki OlympiadC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
25. Antunes vs Taimanov 0-1511985LisbonE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
 page 1 of 24; games 1-25 of 583  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-13-07  bauernfresser: Antunes has been the first Portuguese to become Grand Master.
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  whiteshark: Player of the Day

Became a GM in 1995, but retired from chess in 1998. It looks as if he is working as an economist for the Bank of Portugal.

His personal website:

Premium Chessgames Member
  eternaloptimist: He played against the Sicilian well w/ the white pieces. There are 4 games he won w/ white (against the Sicilian) in the database in case anyone is interested (4 wins & only 1 loss). It might help someone to improve by studying these games! Also, if you are interested in economics, labor &/or finance, you should check out his website.
Feb-06-10  wordfunph: famous scalps of GM Antonio Antunes..

Korchnoi, Mariotti, Igor Ivanov, Kotronias, Ivkov...

Happy Birthday GM Antunes!

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  Penguincw: Happy 49th birthday <Antonio Antunes>.
Feb-06-14  BIDMONFA: Antonio Antunes

ANTUNES, Antonio

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  Penguincw: Happy 52nd birthday to GM Antonio Antunes.
Feb-06-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, GM Antonio Antunes.
Jun-11-20  cameosis: the antonio antunes working for the bank of portugal is someone else, a football and benfica fan / supporter.

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