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Giovanni Vescovi
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Number of games in database: 1,285
Years covered: 1990 to 2012
Last FIDE rating: 2606 (2609 rapid, 2593 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2660

Overall record: +216 -93 =199 (62.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 777 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (151) 
    B53 B30 B40 B52 B33
 King's Indian (59) 
    E91 E92 E98 E94 E90
 French Defense (40) 
    C00 C18 C05 C11 C06
 Ruy Lopez (35) 
    C67 C69 C65 C92 C95
 Queen's Pawn Game (35) 
    A46 D02 A40 D00 E10
 Slav (33) 
    D15 D12 D17 D11 D10
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (205) 
    B22 B40 B70 B47 B48
 Ruy Lopez (50) 
    C92 C91 C89 C84 C90
 Sicilian Dragon (49) 
    B70 B76 B78 B77 B75
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (45) 
    C92 C91 C89 C84 C90
 Queen's Pawn Game (43) 
    A46 A45 A41 E10 D00
 Sicilian Taimanov (34) 
    B47 B48 B49 B46 B45
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Vescovi vs Karpov, 2004 1-0
   Vescovi vs M Bezold, 1997 1-0
   Vescovi vs R Szuhanek, 1994 1-0
   Vescovi vs S Gschwendtner, 1994 1-0
   S Sergienko vs Vescovi, 2010 1/2-1/2
   Vescovi vs Gulko, 2003 1-0
   Vescovi vs Gelfand, 2004 1-0
   Vescovi vs Shaked, 1997 1-0
   Vescovi vs A Volokitin, 2005 1-0
   Vescovi vs Areshchenko, 2004 1-0

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

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Bermuda Round Robin (2004)
   Brazilian Championship (2001)
   Torneo Continental Americano (2003)
   Mario Covas Tournament (2005)
   Antonio Rocha Memorial (2011)
   American Continental Championship (2005)
   Groningen Open (1994)
   34th World Open (2006)
   Corus Group B (2006)
   Aeroflot Open (2002)
   Moscow Open (2010)
   Istanbul Olympiad (2000)
   Aeroflot Open (2004)
   Aeroflot Open (2010)
   Turin Olympiad (2006)

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

   🏆 Istanbul Olympiad
   Vescovi vs H Tikkanen (Sep-09-12) 1/2-1/2
   J C Gonzalez Zamora vs Vescovi (Sep-07-12) 1-0
   A Zhigalko vs Vescovi (Sep-06-12) 1/2-1/2
   Vescovi vs T Petrik (Sep-05-12) 1-0
   Vescovi vs A Filippov (Sep-03-12) 0-1

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(born Jun-14-1978, 43 years old) Brazil

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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: 2022-01-07 04:01:59

 page 1 of 54; games 1-25 of 1,327  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Vescovi vs Kogan  0-1231990Wch U18C60 Ruy Lopez
2. Vescovi vs J Vanheste  0-1311990Groningen opA07 King's Indian Attack
3. Vescovi vs Kogan  0-1231990Wch U18C60 Ruy Lopez
4. B Tabernig vs Vescovi  1-0451990Wch U18A58 Benko Gambit
5. Vescovi vs R Stern 1-0291990Wch U18C69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
6. M Mansoor vs Vescovi  0-1601990Wch U18B70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
7. Hsu Li Yang vs Vescovi  1-0411990Wch U18A36 English
8. Vescovi vs J Lim ½-½411990Wch U18B06 Robatsch
9. Vescovi vs C P Santos  ½-½471990Wch U18B01 Scandinavian
10. L Jones vs Vescovi  0-1351990Wch U18A57 Benko Gambit
11. Majeed Mohamad Abdul vs Vescovi  0-1351990Wch U18B39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
12. Vescovi vs M Houska  1-0371990Wch U12B10 Caro-Kann
13. Vescovi vs V Gervais  1-0361990Wch U12C05 French, Tarrasch
14. Vescovi vs M Steinbacher  0-1211990Groningen opB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
15. D Glueck vs Vescovi  0-1421990Groningen opB53 Sicilian
16. Vescovi vs J Vanheste  0-1311990Groningen opA07 King's Indian Attack
17. M Peek vs Vescovi  1-0271990Groningen opA57 Benko Gambit
18. Vescovi vs E Tsuboi  ½-½221991BRA-ch mB53 Sicilian
19. Vescovi vs J Sequeira  ½-½321991Pan AmericanC05 French, Tarrasch
20. Vescovi vs J Estrada Nieto  1-0411991Pan AmericanB53 Sicilian
21. Vescovi vs E Tsuboi  1-0361991BRA-ch mB53 Sicilian
22. Vescovi vs S Minero Pineda  1-0471991Pan AmericanC05 French, Tarrasch
23. Vescovi vs M Playa  1-0471991Pan AmericanC03 French, Tarrasch
24. Vescovi vs C A Martinez 1-0251991BRA-ch mB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
25. T Karatekin vs Vescovi 1-0281991Wch U10C05 French, Tarrasch
 page 1 of 54; games 1-25 of 1,327  PGN Download
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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.


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  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.
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  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.
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  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:

Nov-22-12  Gottschalk: [Event "Wch U20"]
[Site "Buenos Aires"]
[Date "1992.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Miroslav Markovic"]
[Black "Giovanni Vescovi"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo "2270"]
[BlackElo "2340"]
[ECO "B22"]

1. e4 c5 2. c3 d6 3. d4 Nf6 4. dxc5 Nc6 5. Qc2 dxc5 6. Be3 e6 7. Na3 a6 8. Nf3 Be7 9. Nc4 b5 10. Ncd2 Bb7 11. a4 O-O 12. h3 Qc7 13. Be2 c4 14. O-O Nd7 15. b4 cxb3 16. Nxb3 bxa4 17. Rxa4 Rfc8 18. Rb1 a5 19. Qd2 Rd8 20. Qe1 Ba6 21. Bxa6 Rxa6 22. Rc4 a4 23. Nbd4 a3 24. Ra1 Qb7 25. Bg5 f6 26. Nxe6 fxg5 27. Nxd8 Nxd8 28. Qd1 Rd6 29. Nd4 Ne6 30. Qc2 Rb6 31. Nxe6 Rxe6 32. Qa2 Kf8 33. Rd4 Rxe4 34. Rb1 Qc6 35. Rd3 Qc7 36. g3 Nf6 37. Rf3 Qe5 38. Rb6 Re2 39. Qc4 a2 40. Qc8+ Kf7 41. Qc4+ Qe6 0-1

Nov-22-12  Gottschalk: [Event "?"]
[Site "Bermuda Mermaid Beach"]
[Date "1997.??.??"]
[White "Waitzkin,Joshua"]
[Black "Vescovi,G"]
[Round "9"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "B48"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Nc3
Qc7 6. Be3 a6 7. Bd3 Nf6 8. O-O Ne5 9. h3
Bc5 10. Na4 d6 11. c4 O-O 12. Rc1 b6 13. Bb1
Bb7 14. f3 Rfd8 15. Qd2 d5 16. cxd5 exd5 17. b4
Nc4 18. Qe1 Bf8 19. Nf5 Bc6 20. Rxc4 dxc4 21. Bxb6
Qb8 22. Bxd8 Qxd8 23. e5 Nd5 24. Nc5 g6 25. Qg3
Nxb4 26. Ne4 Bxe4 27. Bxe4 Rc8 28. Nd6 Bxd6 29. exd6
Qb6+ 30. Kh2 Nd3 31. Rd1 Qd4 32. Bxd3 cxd3 33. f4
d2 34. Qa3 Rc1 35. Qxc1 Qxf4+ 0-1

Apr-25-13  Gottschalk: [Event "Brazil open"]
[Site "Americana"]
[Date "1994.??.??"]
[White "Aaron Correa"]
[Black "Giovanni Vescovi"]
[Round "?"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "E13"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. c4 Bb4+ 4. Nc3 b6 5. Bg5
h6 6. Bh4 Bb7 7. e3 O-O 8. Bd3 d5 9. cxd5
exd5 10. Rc1 Nbd7 11. O-O Be7 12. Qa4 a6 13. Bb1
Re8 14. Qb3 Bd6 15. Rfd1 Qe7 16. Bg3 g6 17. Ne2
Rac8 18. Nf4 Kg7 19. a4 Ne4 20. Nxd5 Bxd5 21. Qxd5
Bxg3 22. hxg3 Nxf2 23. Kxf2 Qxe3+ 24. Kf1 Nf6 0-1

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.
Jun-14-14  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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