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Olicio Gadia
Number of games in database: 45
Years covered: 1960 to 1978
Overall record: +8 -26 =11 (30.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Jul-02-1928, died May-01-1988, 59 years old) Brazil

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Olicio Gadia was born in Marilia, Sao Paulo. He was Brazilian champion in 1959 and 1962.

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. L Marini vs O Gadia  0-1281960Mar del PlataA10 English
2. O Gadia vs B Wexler  0-1441960Mar del PlataB91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
3. Fischer vs O Gadia 1-0231960Mar del PlataB87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
4. Spassky vs O Gadia 1-0441960Mar del PlataB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
5. O Gadia vs J Saadi  0-1411960Mar del PlataD02 Queen's Pawn Game
6. Eliskases vs O Gadia  1-0311960Mar del PlataB01 Scandinavian
7. O Gadia vs Foguelman  0-1451960Mar del PlataD02 Queen's Pawn Game
8. F Olafsson vs O Gadia  1-0511960Mar del PlataB99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line
9. O Gadia vs O Bazan  0-1291960Mar del PlataD02 Queen's Pawn Game
10. C Bielicki vs O Gadia  1-0511960Mar del PlataD81 Grunfeld, Russian Variation
11. O Gadia vs R A Redolfi  1-0431960Mar del PlataB32 Sicilian
12. C Incutto vs O Gadia  ½-½611960Mar del PlataA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
13. O Gadia vs Bronstein 0-1301960Mar del PlataA07 King's Indian Attack
14. J L Alvarez del Monte vs O Gadia  0-1391960Mar del PlataA07 King's Indian Attack
15. O Gadia vs Letelier ½-½571960Mar del PlataD02 Queen's Pawn Game
16. F Alves vs O Gadia  ½-½581961BRA-chB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
17. O Gadia vs L T Da Silva  1-0421961BRA-chA07 King's Indian Attack
18. O Gadia vs L T Da Silva  1-0361962BRA-chA07 King's Indian Attack
19. O Gadia vs O Quinones Carrillo  0-1411963Fortaleza ZonalB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
20. E Asfora vs O Gadia  1-0421963Fortaleza ZonalB87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
21. O Gadia vs M de Athayde  0-1591963Fortaleza ZonalC26 Vienna
22. A C Rocha vs O Gadia  1-0491963Fortaleza ZonalA40 Queen's Pawn Game
23. O Gadia vs J Klein  ½-½521963Fortaleza ZonalB24 Sicilian, Closed
24. C Espinoza Rivasplata vs O Gadia  1-0841963Fortaleza ZonalA40 Queen's Pawn Game
25. S Schweber vs O Gadia  ½-½121963Fortaleza ZonalA43 Old Benoni
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  Benzol: Olicio Gadia
Born 2nd July 1928 in Campinas
He was Brazilian Champion in 1959 and 1962.
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  vonKrolock: <Benzol> Good! I dont knew Gadia was from Campinas - he passed away, in we find some infos about "O. G. Memorials". A curiosity about him ( translated by Babelfish - quickly corrected to become readable - i let pass "the Mecking boy" - is a charming Babelfisher find... <In 1965, when he won for first time the Brazilian championship, Mequinho played in the penultimate round against OlĂ­cio Gadia, when the game was suspended - then Gadia, sure that the Mecking boy would not risk a session of suspended since a draw would guarantee him the first place, spoke: -- I propose a draw! -- I propose that You resign! - exclaimed Mequinho . The laugh was general between the assistants. To follow, the boy demonstrated with promptness as he would win the Endgame. Gadia, very awkwardly, resigned immediately. - source: Epic of the Brazilian Championship of Chess volume II of Waldemar Costa> (or Waldemar Coast for "the Babelfish boy"
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  vonKrolock: In the late 70's, Gadia was affected with a kind of persecution mania - he would arrive to a Championship game, play some moves, and then abandon the room alleging that voices were disturbing him, microphones installed by his enemies, members of an international "dutch-rumanian mafia" that wished to control Chess and destroy him - In other ocasions he was very humorous and kind, telling a lot of interesting histories about his meetings with the Chess greats ( He refered to Spassky as "Boris, my friend" )
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  whiteshark: <vonKrolock> Here is the story-related game:

Gadia, Olicio - Mecking, Henrique 0-1
B07 BRA-ch 32th
1. g3 Nf6 2. Bg2 g6 3. e4 d6 4. Ne2 Bg7 5. d3 O-O 6. O-O c5 7. f4 Nc6 8. Nd2 Qc7 9. h3 b5 10. g4 e6 11. Ng3 Bb7 12. Nf3 Nd7 13. Rb1 d5 14. e5 f6 15. f5 exf5 16. gxf5 Ncxe5 17. Bf4 d4 18. Nxe5 fxe5 19. Bxb7 Qxb7 20. Bg5 Qc6 21. Qg4 Kh8 22. Qh4 gxf5 23. Nxf5 Bf6 24. Nh6 Bxg5 25. Qxg5 Qg6 26. Qxg6 hxg6 27. Rbe1 Kg7 28. Ng4 Rxf1+ 29. Rxf1 Re8 30. Re1 Kf7 31. Kf2 Ke6 32. Ke2 Rh8 33. Nf2 Nf6 34. Rg1 Kf5 35. Kf3 Nd5 36. Kg3 Nf4 37. Re1 c4 38. h4 Rc8 39. Ng4 Rc5 40. Rf1 cxd3 41. cxd3 Ke6 42. Rf3 Rc1 43. Nf2 0-1

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Jul-02-08  brankat: Happy Birthday Olicio!
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  whiteshark: <brankat> Isn't it late evening on the WC ?
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  vonKrolock: In an on-line article, Luiz Loureiro gives another birth date and place: <"born June 8th 1928 in Marilia, Sao Paulo State"> - Gadia <"died"> (when?!). The article is very interesting and vivid, though

<whiteshark> Thanks for the Gadia-Mecking game!

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  vonKrolock: Loureiro, in the same article: <"Gadia morreu comparativamente cedo, pouco antes de completar 60 anos, em 1988"> He died before June 8th 1988
Mar-22-17  PhilFeeley: We need the Horta game Daniel King mentions here:

Mar-22-17  PhilFeeley: <<whiteshark> Thanks for the Gadia-Mecking game!> Interesting that it's not here already. I'm curious about them talking during a tournament game. I thought that wasn't allowed?
Mar-22-17  PhilFeeley: BTW: Daniel King analyzes a Fischer-Gadia game in a new series:

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  vonKrolock: Someone could propose it with the game upload utility here ... "talking during a tournament game" - As I understand that, Gadia proposed a draw and young Mecking refused it with that funny tirade - nothing irregular with this brief exchange As it was the eminent adjournment of a game easily won for him, the boy added a quick line to demonstrate openly that he knew how to win the endgame - no harm intended

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