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Helder Camara
H Camara 
josé de Pinto Paiva, alongside Helder Câmara. Photo credit:  
Number of games in database: 254
Years covered: 1958 to 1999
Last FIDE rating: 2347

Overall record: +86 -82 =86 (50.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (19) 
    B32 B50 B28 B77 B30
 Queen's Pawn Game (16) 
    D02 A46 A40 A45 D04
 King's Indian (12) 
    E60 E92 E61 E90 E75
 Grunfeld (11) 
    D93 D94 D79 D80
 Ruy Lopez (9) 
    C97 C84 C77 C82 C63
 King's Indian Attack (7) 
With the Black pieces:
 King's Indian (33) 
    E63 E95 E73 E75 E79
 Sicilian (29) 
    B43 B42 B90 B27 B41
 Ruy Lopez (11) 
    C97 C60 C78 C77 C85
 Sicilian Kan (10) 
    B43 B42 B41
 Robatsch (10) 
 English (5) 
    A11 A16 A13 A10
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NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Brazilian Championship (1961)
   Lugano Olympiad qual-5 (1968)
   Sao Paulo Zonal (1972)
   Siegen Olympiad Final-C (1970)
   Mar del Plata Zonal (1969)
   Brazilian Championship (1978)
   Buenos Aires / Rio Hondo Zonal (1966)
   Fortaleza Zonal (1963)
   Siegen Olympiad qual-3 (1970)
   Sao Paulo (1978)
   Netanya-A (1973)
   Lugano Olympiad Final-B (1968)

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(born Feb-07-1937, died Feb-20-2016, 79 years old) Brazil

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Helder Camara was Brazilian champion in 1963 and 1968. He was awarded the IM title in 1972. This controversial chess journalist and trainer, introduced in 1954 the Câmara defence 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Qe7. Younger brother of Ronald Camara and son of Gilberto Camara.

Wikipedia article: Hélder Câmara (chess player)

Last updated: 2021-08-30 10:15:39

 page 1 of 17; games 1-25 of 414  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S Ribeiro vs H Camara  ½-½481958Brazilian ChampionshipE79 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, Main line
2. H Camara vs C Peixoto  1-0321958Brazilian ChampionshipC51 Evans Gambit
3. A Prosdocimi vs H Camara  1-0461958Brazilian ChampionshipD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
4. H Camara vs E Asfora  1-0271958Brazilian ChampionshipB33 Sicilian
5. H Camara vs J J Lemos  ½-½701958Brazilian ChampionshipB60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
6. H Camara vs J Mangini 1-0181958Brazilian ChampionshipD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
7. H Camara vs N Dantas  0-1551958Brazilian ChampionshipB01 Scandinavian
8. M de Athayde vs H Camara  ½-½711958Brazilian ChampionshipC40 King's Knight Opening
9. H Camara vs P de Azevedo  1-0351960Brazilian ChampionshipC77 Ruy Lopez
10. R Camara vs H Camara  ½-½171960Brazilian ChampionshipE69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
11. H Camara vs C Euclides  1-0361960BRA-ch+B80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
12. P Toth vs H Camara  0-1501960Brazilian ChampionshipA15 English
13. H Camara vs J de Souza Mendes  1-0351960Brazilian ChampionshipB56 Sicilian
14. O Gadia vs H Camara  ½-½331960Brazilian ChampionshipA48 King's Indian
15. H Camara vs G Bibas  1-0201960Brazilian ChampionshipC50 Giuoco Piano
16. E Asfora vs H Camara  1-0471960Brazilian ChampionshipA72 Benoni, Classical without 9.O-O
17. H Camara vs C Ary  0-1591960Brazilian ChampionshipB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
18. L de Campelo Gentil vs H Camara  ½-½151960Brazilian ChampionshipA16 English
19. H Camara vs F Alves  ½-½301960Brazilian ChampionshipC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
20. H Camara vs S Ammar  0-1291960Brazilian ChampionshipD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
21. E Stenzel vs H Camara  1-0281960Brazilian ChampionshipA48 King's Indian
22. H Camara vs S L Teixeira Mendes  0-1241960Brazilian ChampionshipB56 Sicilian
23. C Benevides vs H Camara  ½-½211960Brazilian ChampionshipE85 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox Variation
24. F G Pimentel vs H Camara  0-1471961Brazilian ChampionshipC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
25. S Farias vs H Camara  ½-½231961Brazilian ChampionshipE90 King's Indian
 page 1 of 17; games 1-25 of 414  PGN Download
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  Benzol: Helder Camara
Born 7th February 1937 in Fortaleza
Awarded the IM title in 1972 he was Brazilian Champion in 1963 and 1968.
Apr-22-05  WorldChampeen:

Helder Camara's website

Feb-22-06  Whitehat1963: I once Helder Camara, but she thought I was being fresh, so she slapped me!
Aug-15-07  gmgomes: <I once Helder Camara, but she thought I was being fresh, so she slapped me!> Helder Camara is not a woman.
Dec-27-10  Antiochus: New webpage
Mar-16-12  AlanPardew: David Neil Lawrence Levy in <How To Get Better At Chess : Chess Masters On Their Art> (Summit Publishing, 1991):

<At the 1970 Olympiad I had an opponent from Brazil who tried to take back a move against me. When I told him it was against the rules, he said it didn't matter which square he moved his King to. In fact, he was right. But as a matter of principle I insisted he put the King on the first square he had touched. After five hours we adjourned, and at the time we adjourned I demonstrated that I would either win his Queen or mate him in four moves, and he still didn't resign. I was staying fifteen kilometres away from the tournament hall and I had to get up at eight in the morning to go to the tournament site. After all that, my opponent never even showed up!>

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As can be seen from the final position, Levy's recollection of events isn't quite on the mark, but I was intrigued to discover Camara's bio here describing him as <controversial>. Is that a euphemism for <arsehole>?

Jun-02-15  Yopo: Beating Milos

Jun-02-15  TheFocus: He was a photographer by profession. (Yikes)
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"When I give food to the poor they call me a saint.

When I ask <why> the poor have no food they call me a communist."

--- Hélder Câmara

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  moronovich: <whiteshark: "When I give food to the poor they call me a saint. When I ask <why> the poor have no food they call me a communist." --- Hélder Câmara>

Absolutely brilliant.

Unfortunately true.

Well spotted and thank you <whiteshark> !

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