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Joaquim Durao
Number of games in database: 372
Years covered: 1954 to 2010
Last FIDE rating: 1875 (1874 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2158
Overall record: +81 -168 =123 (38.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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B93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4 (19 games)
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C05 French, Tarrasch (10 games)
A07 King's Indian Attack (8 games)
C85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD) (7 games)
B56 Sicilian (7 games)
B06 Robatsch (6 games)
B42 Sicilian, Kan (6 games)
C58 Two Knights (6 games)
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(born Oct-25-1930, died May-21-2015, 84 years old) Portugal

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Joaquim Manuel Durao was an International Master and International Arbiter. He was 13 times Portuguese champion, represented his country in ten Chess Olympiads and was president of the Portuguese Chess Federation.

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Last updated: 2020-12-24 08:41:36

 page 1 of 15; games 1-25 of 372  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J Durao vs Prins 1-0231954MalagaC58 Two Knights
2. E J Diemer vs J Durao 1-0221956Hoogovens-BD00 Queen's Pawn Game
3. J Durao vs H Catozzi 1-0451957Dublin ZonalC85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)
4. D O'Sullivan vs J Durao  1-0361957Dublin ZonalD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
5. K Dreyer vs J Durao  ½-½421957Dublin ZonalA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
6. J Durao vs C H Alexander  ½-½211957Dublin ZonalC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
7. T D van Scheltinga vs J Durao  1-0291957Dublin ZonalE77 King's Indian
8. J Durao vs J Llado Lumbera  0-1331957Dublin ZonalB07 Pirc
9. K Plater vs J Durao  ½-½411957Dublin ZonalC00 French Defense
10. J Durao vs Benko  ½-½201957Dublin ZonalB42 Sicilian, Kan
11. E Walther vs J Durao  ½-½171957Dublin ZonalD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
12. J Durao vs A Conrady  ½-½261957Dublin ZonalB33 Sicilian
13. J Durao vs A Stenborg  ½-½241957Dublin ZonalB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
14. A Dunkelblum vs J Durao  1-0381957Dublin ZonalE69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
15. W Fairhurst vs J Durao  0-1311957Dublin ZonalE77 King's Indian
16. Pachman vs J Durao  1-0291957Dublin ZonalE61 King's Indian
17. J Durao vs Gligoric 0-1381957Dublin ZonalB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
18. J Durao vs A Giustolisi  1-0451957Dublin ZonalB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
19. J Durao vs L Schmid  0-1431957Dublin ZonalC19 French, Winawer, Advance
20. J Durao vs G Fuster  ½-½471958LisbonB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
21. J Durao vs A Matanovic  0-1261958Munich Olympiad qual-4B93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
22. F R Anderson vs J Durao  1-0431958Munich Olympiad qual-4C05 French, Tarrasch
23. J Durao vs A Dunkelblum  ½-½251958Munich Olympiad qual-4C98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
24. Pachman vs J Durao 1-0431958Munich Olympiad qual-4E97 King's Indian
25. J Durao vs K Lagha  1-0611958Munich Olympiad qual-4C50 Giuoco Piano
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-30-13  jusmail: His famous game seems not to be there yet Perez, Francisco Jose vs. Durao, Joaquim
May-21-15  Eastfrisian: Joaquim Durao died today. R.I.P.
May-26-15  cro777: Two chess legends passed away on May 21st 2015: the legend of Portuguese chess Joaquim Manuel Durão and the French chess legend César Boutteville.

Durão was 13 times Portuguese champion, represented his country in ten Chess Olympiads, and was president of the Portuguese Chess Federation. He was the first Portuguese chess player to receive the International Master title. He remained active until 2014.

"Durão’s style of chess can be described as classical, with a preference for dynamic and sharp positions. He was very resourceful and had excellent combinative vision. He played many brilliant games." (Kevin Spraggett)

For a tribute visit https://kevinspraggettonchess.wordp...

Descanse em paz.

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