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Francisco Trois
Number of games in database: 210
Years covered: 1968 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2133 (2138 rapid, 2116 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2415

Overall record: +51 -69 =90 (45.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Reti System (10) 
    A04 A06 A05
 Sicilian (10) 
    B32 B44 B48 B93 B40
 Queen's Indian (9) 
    E16 E15 E12 E17
 King's Indian (8) 
    E60 E83 E62 E67 E92
 English, 1 c4 c5 (7) 
    A34 A37 A33 A32 A30
 Ruy Lopez (7) 
    C93 C60 C99 C97 C65
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (14) 
    C69 C91 C78 C79 C92
 King's Indian (9) 
    E76 E75 E92 E96 E74
 Queen's Pawn Game (8) 
    E00 D02 A41 A46 D01
 Robatsch (8) 
 English, 1 c4 e5 (7) 
    A21 A22 A25 A28
 Sicilian (6) 
    B30 B22 B43 B83 B23
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   S Schweber vs F Trois, 1979 0-1
   F Trois vs J Szmetan, 1979 1/2-1/2
   Diez del Corral vs F Trois, 1979 1/2-1/2
   R Kuijf vs F Trois, 1983 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Reggio Emilia 1980/81 (1980)
   Fortaleza Zonal (1975)
   Bohemians (1981)
   Lewisham International (1982)
   Eerbeek (1978)
   Hoogovens-B (1983)
   Moron Zonal (1982)
   Skopje Olympiad Final-C (1972)
   Skopje Olympiad qual-2 (1972)
   Buenos Aires (Konex) (1979)
   Riga Interzonal (1979)
   Buenos Aires Olympiad (1978)
   Lucerne Olympiad (1982)

   🏆 1st AXPG Brazil Open
   A Proudian vs F Trois (Oct-29-17) 1-0
   F Trois vs Y Santiago (Oct-27-17) 0-1
   F Trois vs D Di Berardino (Apr-30-17) 0-1
   L Perdomo vs F Trois (Jan-30-17) 1/2-1/2
   J F Cubas vs F Trois (Jan-29-17) 1-0

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(born Sep-03-1946, died Sep-16-2020, 74 years old) Brazil

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IM Francisco Ricardo Terres Trois was Brazilian sub-champion in 1972 behind Eugenio Maciel German and ahead of Adaucto da Nobrega and Peter Toth after defeating them in a mini-tournament (decision enter 3 players with same score). Champion of South America at Tramandai, zt1978. He was also an International Arbiter.

Wikipedia article: Francisco Trois

Last updated: 2020-09-16 13:25:48

 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 210  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. F Trois vs H Camara  ½-½131968BRA-chC10 French
2. J Szmetan vs F Trois  ½-½261969BrasiliaE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
3. A Palacios vs F Trois  0-1531970Villa Gesell Madariaga 5thB23 Sicilian, Closed
4. H Marinho vs F Trois 1-0371971South Zonal Brazilian ChampionshipE92 King's Indian
5. O Quinones Carrillo vs F Trois  1-0421972Skopje Olympiad qual-2E75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
6. F Trois vs R G Wade  ½-½281972Skopje Olympiad qual-2C95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer
7. P Avgousti vs F Trois  1-0271972Skopje Olympiad qual-2B42 Sicilian, Kan
8. F Trois vs Ivkov  ½-½451972Skopje Olympiad qual-2C97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
9. M Nashed vs F Trois  0-1531972Skopje Olympiad qual-2C45 Scotch Game
10. Y Matsumoto vs F Trois  0-1301972Skopje Olympiad qual-2A56 Benoni Defense
11. F Trois vs A Lombard  0-1471972Skopje Olympiad qual-2B81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
12. F Trois vs C Escondrillas  ½-½501972Skopje Olympiad Final-CC93 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense
13. F Trois vs I Jones  ½-½501972Skopje Olympiad Final-CC42 Petrov Defense
14. F Trois vs Browne  0-1341972Skopje Olympiad Final-CB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
15. F Trois vs G Gonda  ½-½331972Skopje Olympiad Final-CB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
16. A Delgado Malagon vs F Trois  0-1341972Skopje Olympiad Final-CC78 Ruy Lopez
17. F Trois vs K Sorri  ½-½401972Skopje Olympiad Final-CB11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
18. J Durao vs F Trois  ½-½181972Skopje Olympiad Final-CA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
19. F Trois vs K Shahsavar  0-1461972Skopje Olympiad Final-CB32 Sicilian
20. B Carpinter vs F Trois  ½-½281972Skopje Olympiad Final-CC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
21. C Kulur vs F Trois  0-1521972Skopje Olympiad Final-CC45 Scotch Game
22. A Berrios Pagan vs F Trois  0-1561972Skopje Olympiad Final-CB06 Robatsch
23. F Trois vs G Bonner  1-0401972Skopje Olympiad Final-CB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
24. F Trois vs B Kchouk  ½-½221972Skopje Olympiad Final-CC60 Ruy Lopez
25. H MacGrillen vs F Trois ½-½101972Skopje Olympiad Final-CA54 Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-20-04  nikolaas: It seems that he once thought 2 hours and 20 minutes for one single move.
Dec-22-05  martinshortsays: Yes I just got that as the "tip of the day" from the kchess program. It said the match took place in Vigo, Spain against Luis Santos. The longest think may have been out of spite as he apparently had only two legal moves to choose from.
Jan-04-06  WMD: The critical position arose after:

1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.e4 Bc5 5.Nxe5 Bxf2+ 6.Kxf2 Nxe5 7.d4 and finally 7...Ng6

The story goes that Santos asked him: 'How are you able to spend more than two hours when you only had two possible moves? I don't understand.' 'Me neither,' came the reply.

Apr-18-08  Whitehat1963: He's not as good as his sister, Menage A.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Chessical: Francisco Ricardo Trois was born on 3rd September 1946 in Canoas in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

He narrowly lost a match (1.5-2.5) against Rubinetti in Porto Alegre 1976.

He qualified for the Riga Interzonal from the South American zonal tournament, played in Tramandaí in 1978. This earned the title of International Master. At the Interzonal he came 17th out of 18 but he defeated Gennady Kuzmin and Florin Gheorghiu (who would have come second in that tournamant if he had won), and drew with Bent Larsen. As a consequence, Trois received several invitations to participate in international events and stayed in Europe, resident in Belgrade for some 18 months whilst he played in European competitions. He achieved third place in Reggio Emilia 1980/81, but decided to return to Brazil.

Again, after the the 1982 Olympiad in Lucerne, Trois spent several months in Europe playing in international tournaments. He currently resides in his hometown of Canoas, where he is Director of the Cultural Foundation of Canoas.

May-18-09  vonKrolock: <Chessical> very kind... His complete name is Francisco Ricardo Terres Trois -

*** en passant - in our match from 1974, in an event called then <"Team Tournament Sesquicentennial German Immigration">, played in Novo Hamburgo 1974, Rio Grande do Sul and Paraná drew in the first round 2-2: In the first board Trois and Sunyé drew in a long ♖+♗ vs ♖ endgame in which <"terrible"> Trois tried to win until the very last of the fifty moves; in the second board Pereira vs Kornin 1.d4 ♘f6 2.c4 e6 3.♘c3 ♗b4 etc 0-1 ; Otto Mak vs Midugno 0-1 , then Marini drew in the fourth board , therefore the account of personal results in the now called <8th Braziian Team Ch> needs still some repairs

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  kbob: I disagree somewhat with the hype over the long think. If the position given by commentor WMD is correct, it seems to me there are at least four night moves to consider, some leading to great complications and possible sacrifices. Furthermore, I count thirty legal moves in the position for black.
Sep-15-12  Antiochus: Life and games:

May-03-20  wordfunph: <Jul-20-04 nikolaas: It seems that he once thought 2 hours and 20 minutes for one single move.>

in an opening position where he had only two moves.

Sep-16-20  romisattux: Unfortunately, MI Trois died this morning. Sad news.
Sep-18-20  Eastfrisian: R.I.P. Master Trois.
Oct-29-20  login:

Chess player Francisco Terres Tróis dies at 74

'.. in the city [of Canonas, Brasil], he is also well known for his long stint as president of the extinct Canoas Cultural Foundation, which operated at the Old Train Station until 2009.

Last year, he received the Pinto Bandeira medal, the highest honor in the municipality, during the event that celebrated the 80th anniversary of the city.

Francisco was also the brother of the co-founder of the newspaper Timoneiro, the journalist and writer Canabarro 'Tonito' Tróis Filho, who is still contributing to the weekly with a fixed column.


Since 1963, Francisco has been a professional in the sport. Among the merits are the participation in the Olympics in Yugoslavia, Argentina, Malta, the United Arab Emirates and Switzerland, when the Brazilian delegation was added. In 2015, Francisco participated in the International Chess Tournament held in Cuba. At the time, only two Brazilians had been invited to the event. According to him, passion arose in childhood, seeing the older brothers playing. ..'

from Jornal Timoneiro Canoas, 2020
(in Portuguese)

At the age of 93, journalist and writer Antônio Canabarro 'Tonito' Tróis Filho dies

'.. The journalist and writer Antônio Canabarro 'Tonito' Tróis Filho, died on Thursday [Oct 22 2020]. A true icon of Canoe culture and one of the most illustrious characters in the city, Tonito died at night in the Hospital Nossa Senhora das Graças, where he was hospitalized.

Tonito was born in São Francisco de Assis, on November 27, 1926. He arrived in Canoas in 1941 and never left here. As a journalist, he worked brilliantly in the vehicles Diário de Canoas, Correio de Canoas, Expressão, Gazeta de Notícias, O Gaúcho, Radar, Folha de Canoas and O Momento. He was also a co-founder of the newspaper O Timoneiro. ..'

from Diário de Canoas, by Bruna Aquino, 2020
(in Portuguese)

Estação Canoas, nos Trilhos da História

(Documentary, 2020, in Portuguese)

Apr-23-21  kereru: I found a contemporary account (in Spanish) of the incident where he took 2 hours 20 minutes over a move. It is probably the ultimate source of all the other accounts. http://www.historiadelajedrezespano...

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