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  1. Subscriber Helder Octavio
    Luso-brasileiro
    06 Mar '11 20:40 / 5 edits
    I played in a Brazilian Championship (Interclubs) in Campinas, 1989 (http://www.brasilbase.pro.br/bre1989.htm).

    In the 1st round, my opponent was a 8 year-old boy.
    - It's ridiculous! I don't want to play with a kid! I'm 22 and I play since my 8!!! - I saw for my team mates.
    - Be, careful, Helder. - answer my friend José Roberto Morau - This kid is FIDE master, because he was 2nd place in a World Championship for kids in Puerto Rico (see in http://www.tabuleirodexadrez.com.br/rafael-leitao.htm).
    His name: Rafael Duailibe Leitão.
    Our game was 5 hours of duration... 😞 :'(

  2. 06 Mar '11 21:20 / 1 edit
    hard luck, but maybe playing 32..e5 and opening the diagonal was a mistake. If you bishop was on e5 would be hard to dislodge and then gxf4, Qg2 if lucky etc..
  3. 06 Mar '11 21:29 / 1 edit
    Thanks for sharing.

    All the trouble seemed to stem from 11.e5.
    A critical decision.
    These moves are game deciders they are good or bad.

    His 34....Ba8.
    At first I thought a hint of time trouble.
    Then saw it was to allow Ra7 and Rook to the 7th.
    (this kid is a cool customer)

    The good news is that in 3-4 years time you will be able to tell
    your friends you lasted 40 moves against GM Leitao.

    Edit 1: I see 11.e5 has just been mentioned.
    Did you look at the game afterwards?
  4. Subscriber Helder Octavio
    Luso-brasileiro
    06 Mar '11 22:39 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Thanks for sharing.

    All the trouble seemed to stem from 11.e5.
    A critical decision.
    These moves are game deciders they are good or bad.

    His 34....Ba8.
    At first I thought a hint of time trouble.
    Then saw it was to allow Ra7 and Rook to the 7th.
    (this kid is a cool customer)

    The good news is that in 3-4 years time you will be able to tell
    yo ...[text shortened]... GM Leitao.

    Edit 1: I see 11.e5 has just been mentioned.
    Did you look at the game afterwards?
    The rythm was 1h30min/23 moves + 1h KO.

    The trouble started with 3. Ba4. You can see, in my games, what I escape of Sicilians with white pieces. I prefer Rossolimo Variation, spanishing the Sicilian. In 1989, I didn't know the Sicilian...

    I'll post comments when I study the game again. The game against Rafael was tiring for me. I was fat and sweating, without resistance, and Rafael did 2 interviews for Globo TV Network, happy and smiling... ARGH!!!
  5. Subscriber Helder Octavio
    Luso-brasileiro
    06 Mar '11 22:52
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Thanks for sharing.
    Thanks for your comments!

    🙂

    I like your posts too much!
  6. Subscriber Helder Octavio
    Luso-brasileiro
    06 Mar '11 22:58
    Originally posted by plopzilla
    hard luck, but maybe playing 32..e5 and opening the diagonal was a mistake. If you bishop was on e5 would be hard to dislodge and then gxf4, Qg2 if lucky etc..
    32. Qg4. It's better, isn't it?

    Thanks for your comments! 🙂
  7. 06 Mar '11 23:00 / 2 edits
    Hi

    I saw 3.Bc4 and thought you were trying to get the youngster out
    of the book. Often a good ploy v young players.


    Edit 1. Not sure about 32.Qg4 as 32...Bc8 looks pretty nasty.
    Also the Q+ has to handled.

  8. Standard member nimzo5
    Ronin
    08 Mar '11 18:09
    Rafael Leitao is a Gm. I didnt realize they held the championship in Campinas, a bit far from Sao Paulo...
  9. Subscriber Helder Octavio
    Luso-brasileiro
    08 Mar '11 19:11
    Originally posted by nimzo5
    Rafael Leitao is a Gm. I didnt realize they held the championship in Campinas, a bit far from Sao Paulo...
    Did you notice in the time/date? The year was 1989, almost 22 years ago.

    Campinas is 100km from São Paulo, not too far. But Rafael was from Maranhão, more than 5,000km from Campinas.
  10. Standard member nimzo5
    Ronin
    09 Mar '11 14:42
    I did see the date, I think some of the other posters missed it so I pointed out that Leitao did become a GM (and probably top 3 in Brasil?).

    I seem to recall it taking a couple hours to get to Campinas from downtown SP- sort of like having the tournament in San Jose dos Campos I guess?
  11. Standard member wormwood
    If Theres Hell Below
    09 Mar '11 15:05
    Originally posted by nimzo5
    I seem to recall it taking a couple hours to get to Campinas from downtown SP- sort of like having the tournament in San Jose dos Campos I guess?
    I was quite small when I went from são paulo to campinas, in the 70s, but as I remember it seemed like almost the same city.
  12. Standard member nimzo5
    Ronin
    09 Mar '11 17:52
    I haven't been since the early 90's- I can only imagine how far out SP is developed now. That is one city where it just seems to go on and on and on...

    I suppose LA is a bit like that as well.