Giovanni Vescovi

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Giovanni Vescovi
Giovanni Vescovi 2008.jpg
Giovanni Vescovi, Linares 2008
Full name Giovanni Portilho Vescovi
Country  Brazil
Born (1978-06-14) 14 June 1978 (age 38)
Porto Alegre, Brazil
Title Grandmaster (1998)
FIDE rating 2606 (March 2017)
Peak rating 2660 (January 2010)

Giovanni Portilho Vescovi (born 14 June 1978) is a Brazilian chess grandmaster and seven-time national champion (1999, 2000, 2001, 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2010).[1] He was awarded the title of International Master in 1993 and the Grandmaster title in 1998.

In 1998 he played on the first board in the first World Junior Team Chess Championship (for Under-20) in Rio de Janeiro.[2] He won the gold medal winning with a score of 5.5/6. In 2001 we won the South American Chess Championship (FIDE 2.4 Zonal).[3] He won the Bermuda tournament three times, in 2002,[4] 2003[5] and 2004.[6] He won the international tournament in Sao Paulo in 2005[7] and 2006.[8]

He participated in the FIDE World Chess Championship 2002 knockout tournament, and was knocked out in the second round by Veselin Topalov.[9] In 2003, he tied for first place with Alexander Goldin in the American Continental Chess Championship in Buenos Aires placing second on tiebreak.[10] This result qualified him for the FIDE World Chess Championship 2004, where he was eliminated in the first round by Gadir Guseinov.[11] In the Chess World Cup 2005 Vescovi was eliminated in the second round by Pentala Harikrishna.[12]

Sample game[edit]

Giovanni Vescovi (2490) vs Michael Bezold (2500), Mermaid Beach Club, Bermuda, 1997, round 6, Dutch defense (A81):

1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 e6 3. g3 f5 4. Bg2 Nf6 5. b3 c6 6. O-O b6 7. c4 Bb7 8. Qc2 Na6 9. Ba3 Bxa3 10. Nxa3 Qe7 11. Qb2 O-O 12. Rac1 Rac8 13. Nb1 Rfd8 14. Nbd2 c5 15. Rfd1 Rc7 16. cxd5 exd5 17. Ne5 Ne4 18. Nd3 Rdc8 19. Nf4 g5 20. Nxe4 fxe4 21. Nh5 c4 22. bxc4 Rxc4 23. Rxc4 Rxc4 24. Bxe4 dxe4 25. d5 Rc8 26. d6 Qf7 27. d7 Rd8 28. Nf6+ Kf8 29. Nxh7+ Kg8 30. Nf6+ Kf8 31. Qe5 Nc5 32. Nh7+ Kg8 33. Qxg5+ Kxh7 34. Qxd8 Nd3 1-0

a b c d e f g h
8
Chessboard480.svg
g8 black king
a7 black pawn
b7 black bishop
e7 black queen
h7 black pawn
a6 black knight
b6 black pawn
d5 black pawn
g5 black pawn
h5 white knight
c4 black rook
d4 white pawn
e4 black pawn
g3 white pawn
a2 white pawn
b2 white queen
e2 white pawn
f2 white pawn
g2 white bishop
h2 white pawn
d1 white rook
g1 white king
8
7 7
6 6
5 5
4 4
3 3
2 2
1 1
a b c d e f g h

Vescovi reached this position as white, playing with Michael Bezold (black) in the 6th round of the Mermaid Beach Club tournament in 1997. Here he played the beautiful 24. B:e4!! After d:e4 25. d5 Rc8 26. d6 Qf7 27. d7 Rd8 28. Nf6+ Kf8...

a b c d e f g h
8
Chessboard480.svg
g8 black king
a7 black pawn
b7 black bishop
e7 black queen
h7 black pawn
a6 black knight
b6 black pawn
d5 black pawn
g5 black pawn
h5 white knight
c4 black rook
d4 white pawn
e4 black pawn
g3 white pawn
a2 white pawn
b2 white queen
e2 white pawn
f2 white pawn
g2 white bishop
h2 white pawn
d1 white rook
g1 white king
8
7 7
6 6
5 5
4 4
3 3
2 2
1 1
a b c d e f g h

Vescovi reached this position as white, playing with Michael Bezold (black) in the 6th round of the Mermaid Beach Club tournament in 1997. Here he played the beautiful 24. B:e4!! After d:e4 25. d5 Rc8 26. d6 Qf7 27. d7 Rd8 28. Nf6+ Kf8...

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Giovanni Vescovi wins the Brazil Chess Championship". Chessdom. Retrieved 8 December 2010. 
  2. ^ Wojciech Bartelski (1998-08-31). "1st World Junior Team Chess Championship, Rio de Janeiro 1998, information". OlimpBase. Retrieved 2011-12-21. 
  3. ^ "The Week in Chess 345". Chesscenter.com. Retrieved 2011-12-21. 
  4. ^ "The Week in Chess 378". Chesscenter.com. Retrieved 2011-12-21. 
  5. ^ "The Week in Chess 431". Chesscenter.com. Retrieved 2011-12-21. 
  6. ^ "The Week in Chess 481". Chesscenter.com. Retrieved 2011-12-21. 
  7. ^ "Sao Paulo 2005 - Torneio Internacional". Brasilbase.pro.br. Retrieved 2011-12-21. 
  8. ^ "Sao Paulo 2006 - Prefeitura de Sao Paulo". Brasilbase.pro.br. Retrieved 2011-12-21. 
  9. ^ "The Week in Chess 369". Chesscenter.com. Retrieved 2011-12-21. 
  10. ^ Crowther, Mark (2003-09-01). "TWIC 460: Panamerican Continental Championships". The Week in Chess. Retrieved 10 January 2016. 
  11. ^ "The Week in Chess 502". Chesscenter.com. Retrieved 2011-12-21. 
  12. ^ "The Week in Chess 578". Chesscenter.com. Retrieved 2011-12-21. 

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