Boris de Greiff
|Boris de Greiff Bernal|
13 February 1930|
Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia
|Died||31 October 2011(aged 81)|
|Title||International Master, International Arbiter|
|FIDE rating||2255 (1999)|
Student in San Bartolome Mayor School], in 1951, he won the Colombian Championship in Bogotá. In 1955, he took 16th in Mar del Plata (Borislav Ivkov won). In 1957, he won in Caracas (zonal). In 1958, he took 20th in Portorož (interzonal; Mikhail Tal won). In 1958, he took 9th in Bogotá (Oscar Panno won). In 1962, he took 18th in Havana (1st Capablanca Memorial; Miguel Najdorf won). In 1963, he took 20th in Havana (2nd Capablanca Memorial; Viktor Korchnoi won). In 1963, he took 7th in Havana (Torneo Panamericano; Eleazar Jiménez won). In 1969, he tied for 1st–2nd with Miguel Cuéllar in Bogotá. In 1970, he tied for 8–10th in Bogotá (Henrique Mecking won). In 1973, he took 15th in Cienfueogos (10th Capablanca Memorial; Vasily Smyslov won).
- In 1954, at second board in 11th Chess Olympiad in Amsterdam (+8 –6 =4);
- In 1956, at third board in 12th Chess Olympiad in Moscow (+7 –3 =9);
- In 1958, at third board in 13th Chess Olympiad in Munich (+2 –2 =15);
- In 1966, at third board in 17th Chess Olympiad in Havana (+4 –4 =8);
- In 1970, at first reserve board in 19th Chess Olympiad in Siegen (+3 –4 =1);
- In 1972, at fourth board in 20th Chess Olympiad in Skopje (+4 –4 =8);
- In 1974, at first reserve board in 21st Chess Olympiad in Nice (+6 –0 =6);
- In 1976, at first reserve board in 22nd Chess Olympiad in Haifa (+4 –0 =3);
- In 1978, at first reserve board in 23rd Chess Olympiad in Buenos Aires (+0 –1 =2).
He died in Bogotá.
- He won the individual gold medal at Haifa 1976, and the silver medal at Nice 1974.
- He was awarded the title of International Master in 1957 and International Arbiter in 1978.
- He was elected an Honorary Member of FIDE in 2002.
- OlimpBase Men's Chess Olympiads Boris De Greiff. Olimpbase.org. Retrieved on 2011-11-07.
- Gaige, Jeremy (1987), Chess Personalia, A Biobibliography, McFarland, p. 87, ISBN 0-7864-2353-6
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