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Giovanni Vescovi
G Vescovi 
Photo by Federació d'Escacs Valls d'Andorra  

Number of games in database: 1,325
Years covered: 1990 to 2023
Last FIDE rating: 2606 (2609 rapid, 2593 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2660
Overall record: +568 -206 =488 (64.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 63 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (138) 
    B53 B30 B52 B32 B33
 King's Indian (58) 
    E92 E91 E98 E94 E99
 French Defense (38) 
    C05 C18 C07 C11 C10
 King's Indian Attack (38) 
 Slav (35) 
    D15 D12 D11 D17 D10
 Queen's Pawn Game (35) 
    D02 A46 A40 E00 D00
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (203) 
    B22 B47 B40 B76 B70
 Sicilian Dragon (52) 
    B70 B76 B78 B72 B77
 Queen's Pawn Game (48) 
    A46 A45 A41 D00 E10
 Ruy Lopez (48) 
    C92 C91 C89 C84 C65
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (42) 
    C92 C91 C84 C89 C90
 Sicilian Taimanov (36) 
    B47 B48 B49 B46 B45
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   G Vescovi vs Karpov, 2004 1-0
   G Vescovi vs M Bezold, 1997 1-0
   G Vescovi vs R Szuhanek, 1994 1-0
   G Vescovi vs S Gschwendtner, 1994 1-0
   S Sergienko vs G Vescovi, 2010 1/2-1/2
   G Vescovi vs Gelfand, 2004 1-0
   G Vescovi vs Gulko, 2003 1-0
   G Vescovi vs T Shaked, 1997 1-0
   G Vescovi vs A Volokitin, 2005 1-0
   G Vescovi vs Areshchenko, 2004 1-0

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   CXSP 95 years (1997)
   American Continental (2003)
   Brazilian Championship 1999 (2000)
   Brazilian Championship (2001)
   Brazilian Championship (2010)
   Brazilian Championship 1997 (1998)
   65th Brazilian Championship (1998)
   Brazilian Championship (2008)
   Antonio Rocha Memorial (2011)
   34th World Open (2006)
   World Junior Championship (1995)
   Itau Mercosul Cup (1999)
   American Continental Championship (2005)
   Copenhagen Open (1995)
   Groningen Open (1994)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   2010 Brazilian championship by gauer
   Karpov Poikovsky 2002 by Tabanus
   2011 American Continental Championship by gauer
   1990 WYCC (open) U-18 by gauer
   1991 Pan-American championship by gauer
   1997 Bermuda Mermaid Beach club by gauer

   🏆 Sharjah Masters
   M Iskandarov vs G Vescovi (May-25-23) 1-0
   G Vescovi vs P Acs (May-24-23) 0-1
   D Yuffa vs G Vescovi (May-23-23) 1-0
   G Vescovi vs J Tin (May-22-23) 1/2-1/2
   M Petkov vs G Vescovi (May-21-23) 0-1

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(born Jun-14-1978, 45 years old) Brazil

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He was born in Porto Alegre. Giovanni Portilho Vescovi took up competitive chess at the age of eight. He achieved the IM title at age 15 and the GM title at age 20. He was Brazil's top-rated player for several years, and has represented his country at Olympiads and other team events since 1994.

In 1998 he played on the first board in the first World Junior Team Chess Championship (for under 20) in Rio de Janeiro. He won the gold medal thanks to a score of 5½/6 points. He won the Bermuda tournament three times, in 2002, 2003 and 2004. He won the international tournament in São Paulo in 2005 and 2006. Seven times Brazilian champion in 1999, 2000, 2001, 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2010.

Recent international tournament successes include joint first in the 2003 Continental Championship. Vescovi has taken part in three FIDE World Championship knockout tournaments (2001, 2004 and 2005), but has never made it further than the second round. In 2011 he shared the 1st place- with Lazaro Bruzon Batista, Mark Bluvshtein and Yuniesky Quesada Perez -at Americas Continental at Toluca.

In June 2001 Vescovi won the South American Chess Championship (FIDE 2.4 Zonal). This victory qualified him to play in the FIDE World Chess Championship, which started in November. Here he was knocked out in the second round by Veselin Topalov. In 2003, he tied with Alexander Goldin for first place in the American Continental Chess Championship in Buenos Aires, placing second on tiebreak. This result qualified him for the FIDE World Chess Championship 2004, where he was eliminated in the first round by Gadir Guseinov. In the Chess World Cup 2005 Vescovi was eliminated in the second round by Pentala Harikrishna.

Wikipedia article: Giovanni Vescovi

Last updated: 2023-11-03 17:06:18

 page 1 of 53; games 1-25 of 1,325  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. L Y Hsu vs G Vescovi  1-0411990World Youth Championship (U-18)A36 English
2. G Vescovi vs J Lim ½-½411990World Youth Championship (U-18)B06 Robatsch
3. G Vescovi vs R Barcenilla  0-1541990World Youth Championship (U-18)C69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
4. B Tabernig vs G Vescovi  1-0451990World Youth Championship (U-18)A58 Benko Gambit
5. M M Abdul vs G Vescovi  0-1351990World Youth Championship (U-18)B39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
6. J Mansoor vs G Vescovi  0-1601990World Youth Championship (U-18)B70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
7. N Bathie vs G Vescovi  1-0771990World Youth Championship (U-18)B21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
8. L Jones vs G Vescovi  0-1351990World Youth Championship (U-18)A57 Benko Gambit
9. G Vescovi vs C Pereira dos Santos  ½-½471990World Youth Championship (U-18)B01 Scandinavian
10. G Vescovi vs A Kogan  0-1231990World Youth Championship (U-18)C60 Ruy Lopez
11. G Vescovi vs R Stern 1-0291990World Youth Championship (U-18)C69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
12. G Vescovi vs V Gervais  1-0361990Wch U12C05 French, Tarrasch
13. G Vescovi vs M Houska  1-0371990Wch U12B10 Caro-Kann
14. G Vescovi vs M Steinbacher  0-1211990Groningen OpenB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
15. D Glueck vs G Vescovi  0-1421990Groningen OpenB53 Sicilian
16. G Vescovi vs J Vanheste  0-1311990Groningen OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
17. G Vescovi vs J Vanheste  0-1311990Groningen OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
18. M Peek vs G Vescovi  1-0271990Groningen OpenA57 Benko Gambit
19. E Scarella vs G Vescovi  0-1411991Pan AmericanE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
20. G Vescovi vs S Minero Pineda  1-0471991Pan AmericanC05 French, Tarrasch
21. G Vescovi vs M Playa  1-0471991Pan AmericanC03 French, Tarrasch
22. R Watanabe vs G Vescovi  ½-½131991Pan AmericanA39 English, Symmetrical, Main line with d4
23. E Figari vs G Vescovi  ½-½621991Pan AmericanB53 Sicilian
24. F Roman vs G Vescovi  0-1431991Pan AmericanA06 Reti Opening
25. G Vescovi vs J Estrada Nieto  1-0411991Pan AmericanB53 Sicilian
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  ketchuplover: ciao :)
Feb-02-05  iron maiden: He's gunning for back-to-back victories in Bermuda now, and doing pretty well. He just took the overall lead with a nice victory over Volokitin.
Feb-02-05  fgh: Nice name ;-)
Feb-08-05  ConLaMismaMano: Anyone following Vescovi-Macieja? Is 6.Bb5+ a novelty?
Aug-19-05  notyetagm: Shame:
Aug-19-05  Pawsome: So who is this G. Needleman I asked myself as he rose through the ranks to finish second equal in the FIDE semi-final in Argentina recently? The answer came today in the address posted by <notyetagm> above.
Oct-29-05  TopaLove: I think Vescovi will be the next world champion :)
Jan-30-06  gmgomes: I am not sure what happened to him in Corus. He began very well winning his 2 first games then he began to draw and later to lose. He achieved his 3rd win only in last round.
Jun-14-06  BIDMONFA: Giovanni Vescovi

VESCOVI, Giovanni

Jun-14-07  gmgomes: Happy Birthday Vescovi!
Good Luck in following Zonal which starts next Saturday 16th
Nov-16-07  JYMMI: Hum... Vescovi will be in my city next 25.
What an honor, I'll know a GM personally.


Dec-25-07  whiteshark: He won his 5th <Brazilian Chess Championship> in december this year in Rio de Janeiro after already being Brazilian champion in 1999,2000,2001 and 2006.
Jun-28-08  whiteshark: Player of the Day

<30 <!!<<>>>>

Happy B-Day, Champ!

Jun-01-09  myschkin: . . .


Dec-11-09  amadeus: He won the Brazilian Championship again -

The games can be found here:

Dec-12-09  vonKrolock: Wonderful event in <Dixie Land City>... and decided in the last round, when Milos had to win with black to become himself the champ. In the whole, Vescovi displayed a more combative play during the event than his main rival
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: I know it's roughly 6 1/2 years late to respond to <Larsker>, but Italian is an amazing language. I don't speak it at all, but reading something like The Inferno's Canto V out loud in Italian, the melodiousness still astonishes.
Jun-14-10  wordfunph: Buenos Aires 2005: In the penultimate round, GM Giovanni Vescovi was paired against his room mate GM Gilberto Milos. 'What to do? How to prepare? We pretended everything was OK, turned off the computer and watched some football on TV.' quoted from GM Vescovi. The game ended in a draw.

i think i got this info from New In Chess..

Nov-01-10  amadeus: Video interview -
Dec-09-10  amadeus:
Sep-09-12  Yopo: Esta partida G Vescovi vs A Filippov, 2012 mostra que se Vescovi não surpreender o adversário, ele pode perder o equilíbrio.Entretanto, no dia seguinte ele jogou com firmeza e venceu G Vescovi vs T Petrik, 2012 Então, esse ímpeto tem seu lado positivo. Se vale a regra "quando Vescovi perde uma, a outra ele ganha"...Hoje é dia de vitória!
Sep-16-12  Antiochus: Life and games:

Jun-14-14  gars: Good Morning. I take four years to answer to <An Englishman>: there must something in the Italian language that fascinates English speakers. Please read "Latin or Italian?" in "You're certainly joking, Mr. Feynman!". The answer is there.
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  offramp: <An Englishman: Good Evening: I know it's roughly 6 1/2 years late to respond to <Larsker>, but Italian is an amazing language. I don't speak it at all, but reading something like The Inferno's Canto V out loud in Italian, the melodiousness still astonishes.>

My Italian is pretty poor but <Volare> (or <Nel blu dipinto di blu>) sung by Domenico Modugno stills twangs my Cockney heartstrings.

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  Penguincw: Happy 36th birthday to GM Giovanni Vescovi.
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