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Member since May-03-08 · Last seen Apr-03-21
Wannabe chess historian and medievalist hailing from Curitiba, Brazil.

I like quotes. Here are a couple I've ran across through the years that still have a deep impact on me.

<Of the qualities necessary for playing chess Iaiá possessed the two essential ones: a quick eye and Benedictine patience–qualities precious in life itself, which is also a game of chess, with its problems and games, some won, some lost, others neither.> ---Machado de Assis, from the novel Iaiá Garcia, 1978

<In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.> ---Abraham Lincoln (many thanks to User: chancho)

>> Click here to see Oliveira's game collections.

   Oliveira has kibitzed 370 times to chessgames   [less...]
   Mar-16-16 M Codenotti vs T Pavelek, 2008
Oliveira: "Now I take your knight, and you take my queen and then I take your-- uh-oh!"
   Mar-11-16 I Tsesarsky vs I Boim, 2000 (replies)
Oliveira: If Black goes 27... Rxf2+, 28.Rxf2 Bxf2 29.hxg6+ Kh8 30.Bh6! wins the Queen already, but with 30.Qf5!! (computer move) White is delivering checkmate. [DIAGRAM]
   Mar-03-16 S Matera vs Nunn, 1975 (replies)
Oliveira: Was this a simul or something? I mean, John Nunn got a severe beating.
   Mar-03-16 Caruana vs Jobava, 2014 (replies)
Oliveira: 24... Ke7 25.Qe5! is beautifully crushing! Black can't make a single helpful move. The sacrifice 23.Rxd8! absolutely took the dark squares away from Black! [DIAGRAM]
   May-20-15 Grischuk vs Caruana, 2015 (replies)
Oliveira: As to your last post <Dom>, I hardly believe that Modernity or a global economy can be called "single phenomena". And, again, you're right, we have a place for this kind ofdiscussion.
   May-19-15 Teichmann vs Nimzowitsch, 1911 (replies)
Oliveira: Aha! Nimzowitsch came up with his funny invention because he was constantly missing his pen. Take a look at "Aron Nimzowitsch: On the Road to Chess Mastery, 1886-1924" by Per Skjoldager and Jørn Erik Nielsen. <The Wiener Schachzeitung gave a very detailed report from the ...
   May-17-15 Spielmann vs Nimzowitsch, 1905 (replies)
Oliveira: A clean, solid win by Spielmann: no fireworks this time, just a gradual undermining of Nimzo's potential weak pawns. 27...♗xb2 was the decisive mistake, but Black's position was growing more and more uncomfortable. In fact, 19... ♘g7 already looks very suspicious, but ...
   May-15-15 Sultan Khan vs Marshall, 1930 (replies)
Oliveira: <suenteus po 147: It is ever my goal to make my fictions transparent for what they are.> I'm confused. Is the Tartakower's account for real?
   May-13-15 Alekhine vs A Kaufmann, 1919 (replies)
Oliveira: <Moszkowski012273: ... Alekhine missed 31.Nd7 which happens to be mating.> Alekhine missing a checkmate? Oh no, sir! 31... Kh6 saves Black.
   May-05-15 A Reif vs Lasker, 1889 (replies)
Oliveira: Lasker's usual way of demolishing weaker opponents.
   May-05-15 B Lowenthal vs K Wendeker, 1934
   May-05-15 G Spencer-Smith vs L E Whitehouse, 1961 (replies)
   May-04-15 E Steiner vs Capablanca, 1929 (replies)
   May-04-15 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
   Apr-29-15 New York (1927) (replies)
   Apr-29-15 Capablanca vs Lasker, 1924 (replies)
   Apr-28-15 Lewis
   Feb-25-15 Botvinnik vs Denker, 1946 (replies)
   Feb-25-15 Bird vs Steinitz, 1867
   Feb-21-15 Karpov - Kasparov World Championship Match (1985) (replies)
   Feb-21-15 Ed. Lasker vs G A Thomas, 1912 (replies)
   Feb-21-15 Alekhine vs Colle, 1925 (replies)
   Feb-21-15 Spielmann vs Eliskases, 1936 (replies)
   Feb-21-15 Biographer Bistro (replies)
   Feb-21-15 Morphy vs Loewenthal, 1850 (replies)
   Feb-20-15 Robert James Fischer (replies)
   Feb-20-15 Mikhail Tal (replies)
   Feb-20-15 Andrew Karklins
   Feb-20-15 Erik Karklins (replies)
   Feb-20-15 Louis Charles Mahe De La Bourdonnais (replies)
   Feb-20-15 City of Budapest (replies)
   Feb-20-15 Paris vs Budapest, 1843
   Feb-20-15 O Sundstrom vs David Holm, 1912 (replies)
   Feb-20-15 John Grefe (replies)
   Feb-20-15 J Grefe vs A Karklins, 1973 (replies)
   Feb-19-15 Winawer vs Shumov, 1875 (replies)
   Feb-18-15 La Bourdonnais vs McDonnell, 1834 (replies)
   Feb-18-15 J Schwarz vs M Weiss, 1890
   Feb-18-15 A Schwarz vs V Hruby, 1882 (replies)
   Feb-17-15 J Retera vs A Haast, 2006
   Feb-17-15 Johan Teunis Barendregt (replies)
   Feb-17-15 J T Barendregt vs Flohr, 1960 (replies)
   Feb-17-15 Gelfand vs Shirov, 1996 (replies)
   Feb-16-15 Oliveira chessforum
   Feb-16-15 M Lubbe vs B Tuzi, 2014 (replies)
   Jan-20-15 Philidor vs J Bruehl, 1788
   Jan-02-15 Garry Kasparov (replies)
   Dec-27-14 Philip Stamma (replies)
   Dec-27-14 Pedro Damiano (replies)
   Dec-27-14 Alexander Petrov (replies)
   Dec-26-14 W Von Holzhausen vs Tarrasch, 1912 (replies)
   Dec-25-14 H J R Murray vs NN, 1894
   Jan-02-14 J McConnell vs Morphy, 1849 (replies)
   Jan-02-14 Morphy vs NN, 1848 (replies)
   Dec-25-13 Fritz Riemann (replies)
   Dec-25-13 Captain Evans vs McDonnell, 1829 (replies)
   Dec-25-13 Morphy vs NN, 1850 (replies)
   Dec-25-13 Lindehn vs M S From, 1862
   Dec-23-13 Reti vs Bogoljubov, 1924 (replies)
   Dec-02-13 Salov vs Dreev, 1998 (replies)
   Nov-15-13 Anand - Carlsen World Championship Match (2013) (replies)
   Aug-03-13 Glek vs S Arkhipov, 2001
   Aug-03-13 La Bourdonnais vs McDonnell, 1834 (replies)
   Aug-02-13 Alexandre Deschapelles (replies)
   Aug-02-13 Philidor vs NN, 1790 (replies)
   Mar-18-13 E Guo vs S Madhurima, 2011 (replies)
   Mar-10-13 D Mayers vs Fischer, 1953 (replies)
   Dec-24-12 Santa Claus (replies)
   Dec-24-12 Alexander D'Arblay (replies)
   Oct-28-12 La Bourdonnais vs Cochrane, 1821 (replies)
   Oct-09-12 William Lewis (replies)
   May-23-12 Anatoly Karpov (replies)
   May-20-12 La Bourdonnais vs W Pulling, 1834 (replies)
   May-19-12 Nakamura vs Seirawan, 2012 (replies)
   May-18-12 Lindemann vs Echtermeyer, 1893 (replies)
   Sep-05-11 T Peine vs V Budde, 1970 (replies)
   Jul-28-11 WannaBe chessforum (replies)
   Jul-28-11 Greco vs NN, 1620 (replies)
   Jul-28-11 A Stefanova vs C Peptan, 1994 (replies)
   Jul-27-11 Eileen Tranmer (replies)
   Jul-25-11 J Loy vs R Erickson, 1989 (replies)
   Jul-20-11 A Ertelt vs R Gralla, 2011 (replies)
   Mar-08-11 D Andreikin vs Karjakin, 2010 (replies)
   Mar-06-11 Alexander Koblents (replies)
   Feb-23-11 Philidor vs Cotter, 1789 (replies)
   Jan-28-11 F Trois vs C Amado, 1975 (replies)
   Jan-22-11 Tania Sachdev (replies)
   Jan-19-11 Suttles vs P Ostojic, 1969
   Jan-17-11 Jurez vs Gasloi, 1968 (replies)
   Jan-01-11 Beliavsky vs Kotronias, 2009 (replies)
   Dec-21-10 Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament (2010) (replies)
   Dec-21-10 Benjamin Markovich Blumenfeld (replies)
   Dec-17-10 Luis Ramirez de Lucena (replies)
   Dec-13-10 Mephisto vs NN, 1879 (replies)
   Dec-13-10 Paul Morphy (replies)
   Apr-08-10 Sicilian, Scheveningen (B80) (replies)
   Mar-09-10 Fischer vs R Cardoso, 1957 (replies)
   Feb-16-10 Dlugy vs P Popovic, 1986
   Jan-27-10 Cecil Purdy (replies)
   Jan-26-10 A Farahat vs A Surjadnji, 2001 (replies)
   Jan-25-10 Wesley So (replies)
   Jan-25-10 R Wade vs R Sanguineti, 1958 (replies)
   Jan-23-10 Henrique Mecking (replies)
   Jan-13-10 Aron Nimzowitsch (replies)
   Jan-12-10 Marcel Duchamp (replies)
   Dec-28-09 Robatsch vs Jansa, 1974 (replies)
   Dec-19-09 Forintos vs Larsen, 1967 (replies)
   Dec-19-09 Kira Zvorykina (replies)
   Dec-16-09 McLean (replies)
   Dec-13-09 D Howell vs A Bitalzadeh, 2009 (replies)
   Dec-12-09 E Post vs Flamberg, 1914 (replies)
   Oct-09-09 Nijboer vs T Gareyev, 2004
   Oct-09-09 Fischer vs Benko, 1963 (replies)
   Sep-26-09 N Pogonina vs N Dudareva, 2006 (replies)
   Apr-23-09 Richter (replies)
   Mar-29-09 V Akopian vs Kramnik, 2004 (replies)
   Mar-06-09 Tal vs Timman, 1972 (replies)
   Feb-21-09 D Norwood vs Gelfand, 1987 (replies)
   Feb-14-09 Petursson vs Wojtkiewicz, 1990 (replies)
   Feb-04-09 Morphy vs A Bottin, 1858 (replies)
   Jan-20-09 Larsen vs P Large, 1987 (replies)
   Dec-09-08 Reti vs Tartakower, 1910 (replies)
   Nov-29-08 Suetin vs Shcherbakov, 1991 (replies)
   Nov-06-08 Oll vs Shaked, 1997 (replies)
   Oct-13-08 Ritson-Morry vs A R B Thomas, 1939 (replies)
   Sep-16-08 Ossip Bernstein (replies)
   Sep-12-08 O Bernstein vs Metger, 1907 (replies)
   Jul-31-08 Bacrot vs Dominguez Perez, 2008 (replies)
   Jul-30-08 Dominguez Perez vs Carlsen, 2008 (replies)
   Jul-29-08 E Alekseev vs Dominguez Perez, 2008 (replies)
   Jul-24-08 Kharlov vs Ivanchuk, 2005 (replies)
   Jul-05-08 M Stoinev vs A Kovalev, 1992 (replies)
   Jun-01-08 E Mortensen vs L Karlsson, 1988 (replies)
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