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Thomas Pompeu Accioly Borges
Number of games in database: 3
Years covered: 1933 to 1946

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(born Dec-17-1908, died Sep-18-1986, 77 years old) Brazil

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Brazilian Champion (1935). He was born in Fortaleza, CE state.

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. T Borges vs A S Rocha 1-0121933Rio de JaneiroB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
2. E Eliskases vs T Borges 0-1381946Rio de JaneiroE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
3. Najdorf vs T Borges  1-0411946Rio de JaneiroD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
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  Benzol: Does anyone know if this is T P Acioli Borges who was Brazilian Champion in 1935?
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  vonKrolock: <Benzol> We discussed recently also the possibility that a Borges tout-court could be the famous writer - You see, it was a very pleasant kibitzing soirée - Oct-30th - in excellent society Borges vs A Da Silva Rocha, 1933 Besides the fantastic borgian contents, we could retain this passage: <SBC: Does anyone know if this "Borges" is, by any chance, Jorge Luis Borges, the enigmatic Argentinian poet and author??> <...> <vonKrolock: <SBC> There's a stronger possibility that this game was played by the brazilian Thomas Pompeu Accioly Borges (1908-1986) He lived in Rio de Janeiro and, as You can see, he even won some Tournaments there in 1933. But i would find strange if this elementar opening trap appeared in some Tournament game - his adversary here, Silva Rocha, was a very strong player...>
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  Benzol: <vonKrolock> Thanks for that mate. It could be him then, unfortunately I don't read or speak Portugese but it's nice to know what he looks like.
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  vonKrolock: <Benzol> Thank You for the attention! I can suggest to A. Nóbrega to edit the texts in in bilingual presentation in order to facilitate the consultation
Dec-24-04  falso contacto: For those interested in Borges Jorge Luis: This is an academical site, with texts in spanish and in english. Obviously this Borges is not the brasilian one.
Dec-24-04  capanegra: I know that it is unfair to write about Borges "the writer" in a link of Borges "the chess player", but I can't resist to make a few comments about the first. Jorge Luis Borges was the one of the best writers of XX century. I don't hesitate to put him beside Kafka, Joyce, Shaw and Proust. His stories and poems are immortal, they are taught in all universities around he world, and will never die. He was a profound admirer of chess, and besides his famous poem "Chess", you can find the game mentioned in many of his stories.

Apart from literature, it is true that he had a twisted political thought. He supported the dictatorships in Latin America, and he travelled to Chile to receive a decoration from Pinochet. The thing is that he was such a virulent anti-Peronist, that he reasoned: everything different to Perón must be better than Perón. That is the reason why he welcomed the Argentine militaries in 1955. He disbelieved in democracy, which he called "an abuse of statistics". Ideologically, he considered himself an anarchist/individualist in the sense of Spencer. In 1986, when he was very old, democracy had returned to Argentina, and the human right violations during the dictatorship became public, he regretted of all his positive comments about the dictatorship, and said that he did know nothing about all the massacres made by the militaries.

But in spite of all this, it was very injustice that he never got the Novel Price because of his political thoughts. That is why I think that the Novel is a farce, mainly motivated by political reasons. Clear examples of that are the Novel Price of Literature to Alexander Solzhenitsyn (who denounced human rights violations in the USSR) and Winston Churchil (!!??). It is like saying that Alekhine wouldn't have deserved the Novel Price of Chess (if it had existed) because he supported the Nazis during the WWII...ridiculous.

May-12-08  NakoSonorense: Interesting thoughts on Borges, <capanegra>. Thanks for sharing.
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  WannaBe: Maybe this was Victor Borges?! =)
Sep-15-12  Antiochus: Life and games:

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