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Charles Gauche
Number of games in database: 18
Years covered: 1997 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2236 (2204 rapid, 2275 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2307
Overall record: +6 -8 =4 (44.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Mar-12-1971, 50 years old) Brazil

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 page 1 of 1; 18 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. E Capatti vs C Gauche 1-0151997Registro opC34 King's Gambit Accepted
2. E Limp vs C Gauche 1-0241999BRA-ch66 sf2A48 King's Indian
3. C Gauche vs V Chemin 0-1482000zt 2.4C37 King's Gambit Accepted
4. C Gauche vs Lima 0-1252003Pre-Amazon OpenB03 Alekhine's Defense
5. C Gauche vs E Matsuura  0-1562017Zonal 2.4B27 Sicilian
6. C Gauche vs S Mareco  ½-½3820171st AXPG Brazil OpenA04 Reti Opening
7. J F Cubas vs C Gauche  ½-½920171st AXPG Brazil OpenA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
8. Andres Miraballes Lopez vs C Gauche  0-1372018American ContinentalB44 Sicilian
9. C Gauche vs Morovic Fernandez  0-1382018American ContinentalD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
10. Sediney Mari Da Silva Junior vs C Gauche ½-½572018American ContinentalB22 Sicilian, Alapin
11. C Gauche vs R L C Andrade  0-1352018American ContinentalB33 Sicilian
12. Daniel Palmieri vs C Gauche  0-1502018American ContinentalE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
13. C Gauche vs Tabare Bustelo  1-0232018American ContinentalA40 Queen's Pawn Game
14. Hernan Javier Ledezma Panades vs C Gauche  ½-½472018American ContinentalC50 Giuoco Piano
15. C Gauche vs Milton Kasuo Okamura  1-0202018American ContinentalA22 English
16. S Slipak vs C Gauche  0-1412018American ContinentalE61 King's Indian
17. C Gauche vs D Di Berardino  0-1392018American ContinentalE73 King's Indian
18. S Thavandiran vs C Gauche 0-1522018American ContinentalC28 Vienna Game
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Aug-02-05  refutor: i found the most unusual muzio gambit i've seen in a while on TWIC293 today...combines the Bryan countergambit (a la the Immortal game) with the Muzio...

[Event "zt 2.4"]
[Site "Sao Paulo BRA"]
[Date "2000.06.14"]
[Round "10"]
[White "Gauche,C"]
[Black "Chemin,V"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo "2310"]
[BlackElo "2313"]
[EventDate "2000.06.05"]
[ECO "C37"]

1. e4 e5 2. f4 exf4 3. Nf3 g5 4. Bc4 b5 5. Bxb5 g4 6. O-O gxf3 7. Qxf3 Qf6 8. Kh1 Bb7 9. c3 Ne7 10. e5 Qb6 11. Qxf4 Qg6 12. Rf2 Bh6 13. Qf6 Rg8 14. Bf1 Nbc6 15. Na3 Nd5 16. Qxg6 hxg6 17. Bc4 Nce7 18. Nb5 O-O-O 19. Nxa7+ Kb8 20. Nb5 Nf5 21. d4 Bxc1 22. Rxc1 Nde3 23. Be2 Rh8 24. Bf3 Bxf3 25. Rxf3 Nxg2 26. Rxf5 gxf5 27. Kxg2 Rdg8+ 28. Kh1 Rg4 29. a4 Rhg8 30. d5 Re4 31. Nd4 Rxe5 32. Rf1 f4 33. h4 Rg4 34. Rf2 Rxh4+ 35. Kg2 Rxd5 36. Kf1 c5 37. Nf3 Rh1+ 38. Kg2 Rh6 39. Nd2 Rd3 40. Ne4 Rg6+ 41. Kf1 f3 42. Nd2 Rf6 43. Ke1 Re3+ 44. Kd1 Rd6 45. Rh2 Kb7 46. Rf2 Ka6 47. b4 Rxc3 48. bxc5 Rxc5 0-1

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  tpstar: Hey wait! Where did the BRA go?! Guys, you really need to get permission before taking someone's BRA off. :)

Wild line for Black which works because White can't untangle the Queenside before it's too late.

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  TheAlchemist: <tpstar> You are amazing. I punished you by including you on the magic list. :-)
Jan-02-09  WhiteRook48: C Gauche BRA? Was that his NAME??
Jan-13-09  WhiteRook48: the magic list? Is that the favorites-list? Or is it the ignore list?
Mar-22-09  WhiteRook48: what a bad playing record
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  FSR: (Belatedly) I am guessing that "BRA" referred to his country (Brazil).
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  SteinitzLives: His name matches his tournament record: inappropriate, loutish even!
Nov-22-11  King Death: If he's left handed, that fits his profile.
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  FSR: Gauche is pretty weak. I find this very encouraging. If he can get a rating over 2300 and become a FIDE Master, so could I.
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  Paint My Dragon: But then again, what would be so great about that? I think it was Levitt or Mestel (one of the Jonathans) who said that dedication and hard work should get any decent chess player up to IM standard; only thereafter does it get difficult.

And if you did somehow manage to scrape IM level, then would you get much respect? I doubt it - more likely the seasoned 2450 IM will look down on you with some scorn, despite his own struggle to compete with the modern day proliferation of grandmasters.

GMs of course vary in strength enormously - we could perhaps say up to 2525 (weak), up to 2575 (average), up to 2625 (strong), up to 2675 (very strong - just my own arbitrary labels of course).

Oh wait ... I forgot that these 'very strong' guys are actually just 'weakies' once you move into the realm of seriously good chess players (sigh).

Perhaps I'm being harsh, but all of the above makes me wonder if 'FIDE master' is too fanciful a title for a 2300 player?

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  FSR: <Paint My Dragon> I'd be hard-pressed to make IM, especially at my relatively advanced age. Many players around here (Chicago) who I consider stronger and/or harder-working than I never made it beyond FM - or not even that. See Richard William Verber, Gregory S DeFotis, Craig V Chellstorp, Andrew Karklins, Eugene Martinovsky, Albert Chow, Leonid Kaushansky, Lawrence Chachere, Marvin Dandridge, and Morris Giles. Indeed, I know of no native Chicagoan (Bobby Fischer was born here, but that doesn't count) who made it to IM, let alone GM.
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  FSR: <Paint My Dragon> As you suggest, there is a <vast> difference between an FM, an IM, or even a "weak GM" and the super-GMs like Carlsen and Anand. Kasparov, after using a theoretical novelty to crush GM Tal Shaked in 20 moves in Shaked vs Kasparov, 1997, complained with his customary tact that it was like using a nuke to kill a bug. And really, FMs get very little respect. Class players may be impressed by such a title, but GMs, IMs, and organizers are thoroughly underwhelmed. But hey, I'm never going to be a GM, and it's about the best I can plausibly aspire to - unless, perhaps, I win the lottery (despite almost never playing it) and can devote the rest of my life to chess. Fat chance of that.
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  SteinitzLives: I have known lots of 2400+ rated players who, due to many different circumstances did not or could not travel to tourneys where IM norms were available. It in no way diminishes my respect for their play.

We value credentials and titles way too much, in the U.S. anyway. It goes back to the vile human desire to let it be known by all, the multitudes we believe we are better than. It effectively distracts us from what's really important: character, decency and heart.

Chess does have a damning caste system due to the reactions some humans have to the numerical rating or title system in the U.S. It carries over into watching how people of certain titles or ratings will not dine with or hang out with or analyze with those below a certain rating (usually around 2000) at a tournemant. It's idiotic, because on any given day the 2000+ set (all 1 percent of it) will lose to those below it.

This parallels the aristocracy that tries to insulate itself, by behaving exclusively, in part to mask it's great insecurity.

It is always a delight to see the good natured player rated over 2000 that will analyze and socialize with those below. The respect such people command is phenomenal, because it is so rare.

Nov-22-11  King Death: < FSR: Many players around here (Chicago) who I consider stronger and/or harder-working than I never made it beyond FM - or not even that. See Richard William Verber, Gregory S DeFotis, Craig V Chellstorp, Andrew Karklins, Eugene Martinovsky, Albert Chow, Leonid Kaushansky, Lawrence Chachere, Marvin Dandridge, and Morris Giles.>

When I was young, I remember some of these players and they could all play. In the 1970s there was little or no chance for somebody who lived out there to play strong opponents outside of that circle, unless they traveled to one of the big opens. Get a title? Ed Formanek made IM, but going to Europe was the only shot for most people, even living in New York or California. Wasn't Alex Fishbein the first American GM who didn't come from either coast?

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  FSR: <King Death> You may well be right about Fishbein; I'm not sure. I had forgotten about Formanek being an IM from Chicago.
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  Phony Benoni: Noncoast American GMs: <Ron Henley>?
Nov-23-11  King Death: <Phony Benoni> That's true, but didn't he go to New York before he made it?
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  Phony Benoni: <King Death> You're probably right about Henley not getting the title before moving. I wasn't sure of the timing.
Nov-23-11  King Death: <Phony Benoni> Now, I don't remember exactly when he left Houston for NY, but he got the norm and GM title in that marathon event held in Indonesia in 1982. Something I do remember about the title is that he beat Tony Miles (very quickly) in the last round to share first with Browne and make the norm in what were considered questionable circumstances. There were rumors at the time that Miles threw the game, but soon after any talk died away.
Jun-24-13  The Last Straw: As far as I know, this person had quite a spurt in 2000 before weakening back down to his real strength.
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  perfidious: <Last Straw>: I would consider that downright Gauche of him, but what do I know, anyway?
Oct-26-13  The Last Straw: Oops. I don't mean "real strength" but "original strength".
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  offramp: At a party I saw him drinking wine from a bottle.

I said, "How gauche!"

He said, "Fine thanks. How gauche with you?"

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