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Alexandru Sorin Segal
Number of games in database: 129
Years covered: 1966 to 2008
Last FIDE rating: 2113 (2118 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2415

Overall record: +38 -39 =52 (49.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Modern Benoni (9) 
    A56 A69 A74 A65
 Queen's Pawn Game (7) 
    D02 A45 A46 E10
 Grunfeld (5) 
    D80 D95 D87 D86 D94
 Queen's Gambit Declined (4) 
    D37 D30 D35 D38
 King's Indian (4) 
    E76 E94 E77
With the Black pieces:
 Alekhine's Defense (13) 
    B04 B02 B05 B03
 French Defense (9) 
    C10 C11 C00 C03
 French (8) 
    C10 C11 C00
 Modern Benoni (7) 
 Petrov (7) 
    C42 C43
 English, 1 c4 c5 (6) 
    A30 A32 A31 A38
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Huebner vs A S Segal, 1969 0-1
   A S Segal vs K Podzielny, 1980 1/2-1/2
   C Silva Sanchez vs A S Segal, 1975 1/2-1/2
   G West vs A S Segal, 1982 1/2-1/2
   A S Segal vs J Sloth, 1969 1-0
   R Benares vs A S Segal, 1998 0-1
   E Matsuura vs A S Segal, 1995 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Nice Olympiad Final-C (1974)
   Nice Olympiad qual-1 (1974)
   Fortaleza Zonal (1975)
   Buenos Aires Olympiad (1978)
   Lucerne Olympiad (1982)

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(born Oct-04-1947, died Jan-06-2015, 67 years old) Romania (federation/nationality Brazil)

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Alexandru Sorin Segal was born in Bucharest, Romania. Awarded the IM title in 1977, he was Brazilian champion in 1974 (=Marcio Marcos do Carmo Miranda) and 1978. An international arbiter, he competed against young Brazilian players [brasilbase-1].

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 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 203  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A S Segal vs J Kaplan  1-0261966Orebro Stud olm prelim6D30 Queen's Gambit Declined
2. K B McAlpine vs A S Segal 0-1341966Orebro Stud olm prelim6D02 Queen's Pawn Game
3. A S Segal vs O Jakobsen  ½-½211966Orebro Stud olm fAE77 King's Indian
4. J Stefanov vs A S Segal  0-1461966Orebro Stud olm fAB02 Alekhine's Defense
5. I Brander vs A S Segal  ½-½201966Orebro Stud olm fAA52 Budapest Gambit
6. A S Segal vs Smejkal 0-1551966Orebro Stud olm fAD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
7. A S Segal vs D Neukirch  ½-½311966Orebro Stud olm fAE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
8. A van den Berg vs A S Segal  ½-½671966Orebro Stud olm fAA38 English, Symmetrical
9. M Cebalo vs A S Segal  1-0421966Orebro Stud olm fAA13 English
10. Tukmakov vs A S Segal 1-0361967WchT U26 14thA52 Budapest Gambit
11. Adorjan vs A S Segal  1-0461968RomaniaB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
12. M Albano vs A S Segal  ½-½181968WchT U26 15th qual-AB02 Alekhine's Defense
13. G Sigurjonsson vs A S Segal 1-0261968WchT U26 15th fin-AA52 Budapest Gambit
14. A S Segal vs Plachetka  1-0671968WchT U26 15th fin-AA06 Reti Opening
15. Huebner vs A S Segal 1-0421968WchT U26 15th fin-AB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
16. A Urzica vs A S Segal  1-0361968Romanian ChampionshipB40 Sicilian
17. A S Segal vs V Vaisman  1-0401968Romanian ChampionshipE10 Queen's Pawn Game
18. Ghizdavu vs A S Segal  1-0361968Romanian ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
19. A S Segal vs T Stanciu  ½-½161968Romanian ChampionshipD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
20. D Drimer vs A S Segal  1-0271968Romanian ChampionshipC10 French
21. A S Segal vs G Varabiescu  ½-½201968Romanian ChampionshipD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
22. A Buza vs A S Segal  1-0361968Romanian ChampionshipB40 Sicilian
23. A S Segal vs O Troianescu  0-1401968Romanian ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
24. E Mozes vs A S Segal  ½-½501968Romanian ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
25. A S Segal vs C Botez  0-1391968Romanian ChampionshipC85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-22-03  CapablancaRules: I have pride in saying that I know Mr. Segal in person. A very funny guy!
Aug-13-07  vonKrolock: A very original combination in the "Pearl of Dresden", Segal's most famous game, and still (!) lacking here - a PGN following, but here already, for those who want a preview <Sorin, me desculpe por não ter percebido antes a falta...>

[Event "WchT U26 fin-A 16th"]
[Site "Dresden"]
[Date "1969.08.01"]
[Round "6"]
[White "Huebner,Robert"]
[Black "Segal,Alexandru Sorin"]
[Result "0-1"]
[Eco "C43"]
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.d4 exd4 4.e5 Ne4 5.Qxd4 d5 6.exd6 Nxd6 7.Bd3 Nc6 8.Qf4 g6 9.0-0 Bg7 10.Re1+ Be6 11.Ng5 0-0 12.Nxe6 fxe6 13.Qg4 Qf6 14.Qg3 Nb4 15.Rf1 Nf5 16.Qxc7 Rac8 17.Qxb7 Nxd3 18.cxd3 Ng3 19.hxg3 Rxc1 20.Rxc1 Qxf2+ 21.Kh1 Qxg3 22.Qe7 Qe3 23.Qxf8+ Kxf8 24.Rc8+ Ke7 25.Rc7+ Kd6 26.Rxg7 Qc1+ 27.Kh2 Qxb2 28.Rxh7 Qxa1 29.Na3 a6 30.Nc4+ Kc6 31.a3 Kc5 32.Rh3 Qf6 33.Kg1 Kd4 34.Rf3 Qg5 35.Kf2 e5 36.Ne3 Kxd3 37.Nf1+ Kd4 38.Rg3 Qe7 39.Ne3 Qh4 40.Nf1 e4 41.Ke2 Qf4 42.Rb3 Qg4+ 43.Kf2 Qd1 44.Rg3 g5 45.Kg1 a5 46.Kf2 a4 47.Rh3 e3+ 48.Nxe3 Qd2+ 49.Kf3 Qxe3+ 50.Kg4 Qe4+ 51.Kg3 Qf4+ 0-1

Aug-14-07  THE pawn: Very nice game!

18...Ng3! was a powerful blow.

Was 23.Qxf8+ the only plausible move for black?

Aug-14-07  vonKrolock: <THE pawn> For me it seems that the combinated threat over 'c1' and of a check in 'h6' forced the ♕ surrendering
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  whiteshark: It's <51...Qf4#>
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  whiteshark: Pictures:

Aug-22-07  vonKrolock: I'm sure he's a potential GM - not only for his tactical abilities, but also because of his wide knowledge and fine concepts in positional play - maybe lacked to him the systematical ambition and fighting mood...
Aug-22-07  vonKrolock: :) Opening night in an Open - the venue was Thalia's Society Gymnasium, covered but quite spacious and ventilated. Middle May is still southern Autumn, but in that night the polar air arrived quickly with it's grim grip... The players from Chile, Uruguay etc, surrounded tha head organizer: "How we will play in this freezing chamber?!" - "Sorry, the wave of cold arrived sudenly and untimely - But, please, wrap You better just for this night, and tomorrow we will provide gas for the heating..." - "Wrap - how? We came for a tournament in Brazil, not in Antarctica - nobody carried more than a jumper or so... We will freeze to death befroe the fourth hour". In this moment arrives... Segal, from São Paulo - With a heavy coat, wool trousers, and a furred cap - He was ready not just for a cold night in southern highlands, but for a whole winter in transilvanian alps: "Hello, guys... What about starting soon the first round!?"
May-26-09  vonKrolock: Bad Pyrmont, 1969 - The complete tournament on-line
Aug-23-09  vonKrolock: A recent (São Paulo, July or August 2009) photo showing Segal (at right), the chess historian Waldemar Costa (middle), and Francisco Garcez Leme, from Solis Editions (left, signing a contract)
Sep-15-12  Antiochus: Life and games:

Jan-07-15  arbivara: Sad to inform that master Segal passed away yesterday.
Jan-04-16  Gottschalk: Eu "tava" torcendo pro Segal baixar de 2100. Sacanagem.
Jan-06-21  LuciusLukjanenko: He was one of my dearest friends. Always calm, happy, willing to chat for ages if allowed. Some of the most iconic games and anecdotes in South American Chess were signed by the Romanian Prince. Always a gentleman. A potential GM, for sure. Such a sophisticated player.... Rest in good health, Menino Segal...

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