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Member since Dec-20-10 · Last seen Oct-25-18
Amateur player from Brazil.

   castilho has kibitzed 19 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Nov-28-16 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
castilho: I have to confess this match was very boring this far. Do you think that this is a trend? As there is less time to play, top players tend to stick to "fail safe" lines and this dries out the emotion from the game?
   Nov-24-16 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
castilho: What if 52. b5 now? 52. .. cxb5; 53. Rb1 followed by Rxb5 and a6?
   Nov-23-16 Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
castilho: How about Qc4?
   Nov-21-16 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
castilho: "How can we get to a dead opposite-colored bishops endgame from here?" I guess this is what they are thinking about...
   Nov-21-14 Anand vs Carlsen, 2014 (replies)
castilho: What if Bc3 now?
   Jun-25-11 C Colombo vs C Steinbacher, 2008 (replies)
castilho: Rest in piece, Peter Falk, you will be missed. As for real chess games, there is a real one in For Russia with Love, the movie. A classic game, for all that matters.
   Apr-22-11 US Championship (Group A) (2011) (replies)
castilho: Sorry for causing some angry responses, but my fear is that we see the Chess World become something like Soccer and Brazilians. You see the FIFA Soccer World Cup and there are Brazilian Players playing for just about all other countries, whose "citizenship" status is granted to ...
   Mar-30-11 Alekhine vs Gruenfeld, 1922 (replies)
castilho: Isn't it amazing to read such inspiring histories about those well-educated, fine, sophisticated players of the past? It just brings the very best in all of us, doesn't it?
   Feb-20-11 E G Rodin vs T Florian, 1988 (replies)
castilho: David2009, After 29. ... Rae8 White can play 30. Nf6+ gxf6 31. Qxf6 + -
   Jan-30-11 The World vs N Pogonina, 2010 (replies)
castilho: Why didn't you guys play to win with 61. Qa8? If 61. ... Kb6, 62. Nxd7+ followed by 63. Qb8 winning the Rook. If 61. ... Kb5, 62. Qb7 and then either wins the rook or takes the Knight with check. Why was this move not chosen?
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