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Marcelo Bruno
Member since Jun-25-06
I live in Brasília, Brazil's federative capital, where I work at a public school. Music and chess are some of my greatest loves, although I like each field of the knowledge. My interest is to get more and more old chess games (I mean old until the earliest beginning of the 20th cenury); I use to play in the same style of the players from this period and consider that their games are my main source of inspiration. I also have experience on giving chess classes at schools in Brasília.

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   Marcelo Bruno has kibitzed 204 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Dec-08-21 London (Vizayanagaram) (1883)
 
Marcelo Bruno: Perhaps Gossip had his best performance at this event.
 
   Dec-08-21 Arved Heinrichsen (replies)
 
Marcelo Bruno: <hemy> You are right. It seems the only surviving portrait of him is a picture taken from the Berlin International Tournament in 1897 (he is with a hat on his head, without beard, with a very thin appearance). Please take a look at this: ...
 
   Nov-26-21 J Cazenove vs D Tomalin, 1819
 
Marcelo Bruno: In the first volume of the Baltische Schachblätter the winner appears as Casenove and Casanova, the loser one as Tomolin.
 
   Oct-20-21 Max Harmonist
 
Marcelo Bruno: I thought the possibility that his family name can be someone that plays the harmonica or harmonium.
 
   Sep-28-21 Loewenthal vs Falkbeer, 1858
 
Marcelo Bruno: <Antiochus> I am fond of this playing style.
 
   Sep-28-21 P Bilguer vs Von der Lasa, 1839 (replies)
 
Marcelo Bruno: In Bachmann's "Schach durch Selbst-Unterricht" it appears as played in 1838, i.e., one year earlier.
 
   Aug-22-21 Ulf Andersson
 
Marcelo Bruno: I took part at one of his two simuls in Brasília: I was the last to end my game against him (he won doing his 61st move with the White pieces and after that seemed to be completely exhausted). After 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 I replied to him with 2. … d5: it was an epic battle that ...
 
   Aug-22-21 Smyslov vs H C van Riemsdijk, 1990
 
Marcelo Bruno: When he won this game, the Brazilian newspaper "Folha de S. Paulo" mentioned it was a remarkable feat by Herman (Herbert de Carvalho wrote the text).
 
   Jul-24-21 Karl Mayet (replies)
 
Marcelo Bruno: According to Juan Fernández-Rúa, in his "La edad de oro del ajedrez" (The golden age of chess) we don't know the most of Mayet's victories because he wasn't used to annotate them.
 
   Jul-03-21 Lindehn vs Alexander Petrov, 1863
 
Marcelo Bruno: A remarkable hard-fought game.
 
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