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Darcy Lima
Number of games in database: 278
Years covered: 1979 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2516 (2429 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2550

Overall record: +114 -56 =101 (60.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 7 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (30) 
    B50 B22 B40 B32 B30
 Uncommon Opening (19) 
    A00 B00
 King's Indian (12) 
    E97 E73 E92 E94 E95
 French Defense (7) 
    C10 C17 C05
 Queen's Pawn Game (7) 
    A45 A40 E00 A41
 King's Indian Attack (7) 
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (20) 
    C64 C65 C60 C92 C67
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (13) 
    D21 D20 D26 D24
 Sicilian (11) 
    B89 B45 B58 B28 B41
 Alekhine's Defense (9) 
    B03 B02 B05 B04
 French Defense (8) 
    C18 C05 C01 C11
 English (8) 
    A10 A13 A18
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Lima vs E Palacios, 2009 1-0
   J Polgar vs Lima, 1989 0-1
   R Navarro Segura vs Lima, 2001 0-1
   Lima vs P De Souza Haro, 2001 1-0
   Lima vs A Lesiege, 1993 1-0
   Mecking vs Lima, 1993 0-1
   Lima vs E Egorov, 2002 1/2-1/2
   Lima vs B Esen, 2010 1-0
   Hebden vs Lima, 1988 0-1
   Lima vs Grischuk, 2000 1/2-1/2

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

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Brazilian Championship 2002 playoff (2003)
   Brazilian Championship 2002 (2003)
   Brazilian Championship (2001)
   American Continental Championship (2005)
   Novi Sad Olympiad (1990)
   Biel Interzonal (1993)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   Calvia Olympiad (2004)
   Istanbul Olympiad (2000)
   Dresden Olympiad (2008)

   🏆 I Duchamp Int IM
   Andrey M Souza Neves vs Lima (Nov-25-17) 0-1
   Lima vs Tadeu Sousa Santos Filho (Nov-24-17) 1-0
   Lima vs Galego (Nov-23-17) 1/2-1/2
   Lima vs R Teixeira (Nov-21-17) 1-0
   Lima vs G Lebredo (Nov-20-17) 1-0

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(born May-22-1962, 59 years old) Brazil

[what is this?]
IM (1989); GM (1997). Born in Rio de Janeiro, GM Darcy Gustavo Machado Vieira Lima was three times Brazilian champion, in 1992 and 2002 and 2003.

Lima played in the World Knockout Tournament of 2000, the FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004), the FIDE World Cup (2005), the World Chess Cup (2007), and the World Cup (2011) but failed to proceed past the first round on each occasion, falling in 2011 to the eventual winner of the tournament, Russian super-GM Peter Svidler. He represented Brazil in eleven consecutive Olympiads from 1988 until 2008. He was team captain in 2010. Lima has also been President of the Brazilian Chess Federation.

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 page 1 of 12; games 1-25 of 278  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Lima vs E Limp 1-0261979FortalezaB72 Sicilian, Dragon
2. Lima vs P de Azevedo  ½-½401979FortalezaB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
3. Sunye Neto vs Lima  ½-½471982BRA-chA13 English
4. Lima vs J Polgar  ½-½121988Hastings op 1988/89A04 Reti Opening
5. Hebden vs Lima  0-1241988Hastings op 1988/89C39 King's Gambit Accepted
6. Lima vs Wojtkiewicz  ½-½181988Hastings op 1988/89E04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
7. D Norwood vs Lima  ½-½231988Wch U20A30 English, Symmetrical
8. J Arnason vs Lima  1-0441988Thessaloniki OlympiadC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
9. Lima vs A Brito Garcia  ½-½411989El CorteC26 Vienna
10. Kudrin vs Lima 1-0331989Las PalmasC55 Two Knights Defense
11. Ivkov vs Lima  1-0401989Las Palmas opA07 King's Indian Attack
12. Kudrin vs Lima  ½-½411989SalamancaC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
13. J Polgar vs Lima 0-1511989SalamancaC26 Vienna
14. Lima vs Zsuzsa Polgar  ½-½641989SalamancaA04 Reti Opening
15. Lima vs Makarichev  1-0311990Game 140B20 Sicilian
16. Beim vs Lima 1-0311990Novi Sad OlympiadA02 Bird's Opening
17. V Santamaria Mas vs Lima  0-1271990Novi Sad OlympiadC45 Scotch Game
18. Lima vs Shkelqim Cela  1-0501990Novi Sad OlympiadA00 Uncommon Opening
19. Lima vs Meng-Kong Wong  ½-½411990Novi Sad OlympiadB06 Robatsch
20. E Mortensen vs Lima  ½-½181990Novi Sad OlympiadC42 Petrov Defense
21. E Arlandi vs Lima  0-1221990Novi Sad OlympiadD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
22. Lima vs I Ibragimov  0-1441991Sao Paulo opA07 King's Indian Attack
23. G Milos vs Lima  ½-½111991Sao Paulo opC42 Petrov Defense
24. A Rodriguez Cespedes vs Lima  0-12619914th Panamerican Team ChC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
25. J Toledo vs Lima  ½-½111992BRA-chC55 Two Knights Defense
 page 1 of 12; games 1-25 of 278  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
May-03-05  Cpersan: A great Brazilian GM.
Jul-22-06  arbivara: Brazilian Champion, 1992
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Parabens pelo seu aniversario!
Jul-18-07  BIDMONFA: Darcy Lima

LIMA, Darcy G.

Dec-08-07  amadeus: From
(Part I)

<Having lost the first game of his first round match to Alexander Grischuk, the Brazilian grandmaster Darcy Lima faced a difficult task: beating a supergrandmaster on demand in the second game. He didn't manage it, and was eliminated from the World Cup. As it turned out at the press conference, Lima had the same pairing at the World Championship 2000 in New Delhi – and the result was also the same.

Q : Dear Colleagues, we proceed with our traditional press-conferences with the players. Today we're happy to introduce Darcy Lima ( Brazil ). The first question will be the traditional one – how do you like the city and the organization of the tournament?

A : First of all I want to thank Khanty-Mansiysk. It's the second time I'm here and it's colder than the last time, but I'm very happy and the conditions are certainly very good.

I played with Grischuk, who is one of the best players in the world, and the first game, in which I played Black, was very tough. I defended, but then he got a good position and he was winning in the ending, however, I made a trick that he missed it, but then we both suffered some kind of hallucination, missing a stalemate, and I eventually lost. Today I played with White and I chose to play the King's Pawn, an aggressive opening, but Grischuk chose a very good defense, Marshall Attack. I didn't know what he was going to play, because now he has a broad repertoire, whereas in 2000, when I played with him for the first time, he used to have a very narrow one. So, when we played the first time I drew the game and it was much easier, because at that time he played only a certain amount of openings and I could prepare, but this time I couldn't. I didn't know he was going to play Marshall , but when it occurred, I played the line suggested by one of my Brazilian friends. I offered an exchange, but he rejected it and defended very well, so I had to content with a draw and go back to Brazil.

Q : We can see now that Alexander Grischuk must be considered the main obstacle on your way to winning the World Cup, and it is obvious that you'll be playing against him in the next World Chess Cup. Did you manage to improve your chess since the first match with Grischuk, and is there any kind of preparation you are going to have for this next meeting with him?

A : I don't think I progressed too much since 2000 as I was the president of the Brazilian Chess Federation at that time and had a lot of administrative work to do, I also had a small company and organized tournaments, so it was really tough. But even when I left the Federation it was very difficult to prepare. I tried to keep up with the game and practice a bit, but it was really tough to play this match. And as I understand, you wish me luck in the next match with Grischuk. But I'm very happy that we played with each other this year and I really tried to give him hard time.

Q : Considering the way you are dressed and the fact that Grischuk devotes half his time to chess and the other half to poker, what would be the result if you met not over the chessboard, but in a game of poker?

A : I guess in poker I'd have better chances. Nowadays many chess players play poker, myself included, but I think it's a nice combination and challenge that actually helps chess players, as they are kind of materialists, whereas poker develops your imagination a bit.>

Dec-08-07  amadeus: From
(Part II)

<Q : Whom you consider to be the favorites of the World Chess Cup?

A : I think there're about 10-15 players with very good chances, like Aronian, Grischuk, Ivanchuk, Ponomariov. They are all in the same conditions. Today chess players are closer, there's no such difference as some years ago, when there were one or two really good players. Even if Anand and Kramnik were to play here I'm not sure they'd win.

Q : The last question would be about the current situation with chess in Brazil . Did you manage to change something while being the President of Brazilian Chess Federation?

A : The most important thing I did was spreading chess in Brazil , which was not so popular, there were only several tournaments. So we started organizing other tournaments, but popularization of chess at school was my main objective and contribution. Besides, I started the governmental project in chess which continues now. It's known that there're a lot of poor people in Brazil , and we decided it was worth a try to teach the children how to play chess. It was very tough, but I'm sure there's future for chess among the young people.

Q : Thank you, I hope to see you again.>

May-22-08  Yopo: Dear friends,
I would like to inform you that Brazilian GM Darcy G. Lima was born in Rio de Janeiro in May 22, 1962.
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: In 2007 World Chess Cup, Brazilian GM Darcy Lima faced a difficult task: beating a super-grandmaster on demand in the second game. He didn't manage it, and was eliminated from the World Cup. As it turned out at the press conference, GM Lima had the same pairing at the World Championship 2000 in New Delhi --- and the result was also the same.

happy birthday Darcy!

Aug-31-11  Beholder: At least in 2011 he got kicked out of the World Cup by Svidler instead of Grischuk :)

Maybe for his next appearance he should raise his rating a bit, that way he won't be paired with a Super-GM in the 1st round.

Aug-31-11  TheFocus: This guy's nickname is <Butterbean>.
Sep-04-12  Antiochus: [Event "?"]
[Site "Leon B"]
[Date "1996.??.??"]
[White "S Danailov"]
[Black "D Lima"]
[Round "5"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "E00"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 c5 4. d5 exd5 5. cxd5
Bd6 6. Bg2 O-O 7. Nf3 a6 8. a4 Bc7 9. O-O
d6 10. Nc3 Nbd7 11. e4 Re8 12. Re1 Rb8 13. Bf1
Nf8 14. Nd2 Ng6 15. Rb1 Bd7 16. b4 cxb4 17. Rxb4
Bb6 18. h3 Bc5 19. Rb3 Qc8 20. g4 Bxg4 21. hxg4
Nxg4 22. Re2 Nf4 23. Nc4 Nxe2+ 24. Qxe2 Nxf2 25. Qxf2 Qg4+ 26. Bg2 Bxf2+ 27. Kxf2 Qh4+ 28. Ke2 b5 29. axb5
axb5 30. Ne3 b4 31. Ncd1 f5 32. Nf2 fxe4 33. Bd2
Qh5+ 34. Ke1 Qh4 35. Ke2 Qh5+ 36. Ke1 Ra8 37. Rxb4
Ra1+ 38. Nfd1 Qh4+ 39. Ke2 Qh5+ 40. Ke1 Qh2 41. Ke2
h5 42. Nf2 Ra2 43. Rxe4 Rxe4 44. Nxe4 h4 45. Nf2
Qg3 46. Ne4 Qf4 47. Kd3 Qh2 48. Ng5 Ra3+ 49. Bc3
Rxc3+ 0-1

Sep-05-12  Yopo: photos:
Sep-12-12  Yopo: Quando é que vamos ter olimpíadas de xadrez no Brasil? O bicentenário da independência seria uma ótima ocasião para isso.
Sep-15-12  Antiochus: Life and games:

Jun-02-15  Yopo: Two important wins over Milos

Jun-02-15  Yopo: Other Notable games
S Danailov vs Darcy Lima, 1996

Judit Polgar vs Darcy Lima, 1989

Mecking vs Darcy Lima, 1993

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  FSR: A shame that he never played Lionel Adalbert Bagration Felix Kieseritzky. Maybe he's played Jana Malypetrova Hartston Miles Bellin?

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