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Joao de Souza Mendes
J de Souza Mendes 
Credit to tabuleirodexadrez.com.br  
Number of games in database: 368
Years covered: 1921 to 1967

Overall record: +129 -147 =90 (47.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 2 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (21) 
    C78 C66 C92 C74 C77
 King's Indian (19) 
    E80 E70 E95 E77 E82
 Sicilian (17) 
    B94 B63 B78 B84 B88
 Queen's Gambit Declined (17) 
    D37 D30 D31 D35 D06
 French Defense (11) 
    C07 C05 C12 C01 C14
 Nimzo Indian (10) 
    E32 E24 E22 E51 E59
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (49) 
    B32 B58 B56 B74 B92
 Ruy Lopez (14) 
    C68 C83 C75 C84 C91
 Nimzo Indian (14) 
    E59 E30 E49 E48 E40
 Semi-Slav (11) 
    D46 D43 D48 D47 D45
 Queen's Pawn Game (10) 
    D02 D05 D00 A46 E00
 King's Indian (9) 
    E67 E78 E77 E60 E66
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   J de Souza Mendes vs E E Book, 1936 1-0
   Mecking vs J de Souza Mendes, 1965 0-1
   V Nestler vs J de Souza Mendes, 1952 0-1
   R A Redolfi vs J de Souza Mendes, 1959 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Brazilian Championship (1965)
   3rd South American Championship (1928)
   Brazilian Championship (1947)
   Brazilian Championship (1949)
   Brazilian Championship (1961)
   Rio de Janeiro (1952)
   Brazilian Championship (1960)
   Clube de Xadrez Sao Paulo Championship (1966)
   Brazilian Championship (1964)
   1st South American Championship 1921/22 (1921)
   Mar del Plata (1946)
   Buenos Aires Olympiad qual-1 (1939)
   Brazilian Championship (1963)
   Mar del Plata / Buenos Aires Zonal (1954)
   Mar del Plata Zonal (1951)


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JOAO DE SOUZA MENDES
(born Jun-23-1892, died Jul-10-1969, 77 years old) Portugal (federation/nationality Brazil)

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Joao de Souza Mendes was born on the 23rd of June 1892 (some sources say July) in Portugal. He was Brazilian champion in 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1943, 1954, and 1958.

Wikipedia article: João de Souza Mendes

Last updated: 2017-06-17 04:48:42

 page 1 of 16; games 1-25 of 398  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Ellerman vs J de Souza Mendes  1-04419211st South American Championship 1921/22C83 Ruy Lopez, Open
2. J de Souza Mendes vs D Reca  1-01919211st South American Championship 1921/22B12 Caro-Kann Defense
3. J de Souza Mendes vs V Fernandez Coria  0-12319211st South American Championship 1921/22C66 Ruy Lopez
4. H A Carlos vs J de Souza Mendes  1-02819211st South American Championship 1921/22B01 Scandinavian
5. J de Souza Mendes vs H Anaya Oger  1-03219221st South American Championship 1921/22C66 Ruy Lopez
6. J Montalban vs J de Souza Mendes  ½-½3419221st South American Championship 1921/22D00 Queen's Pawn Game
7. J Berasain vs J de Souza Mendes  1-02419221st South American Championship 1921/22C77 Ruy Lopez
8. J de Souza Mendes vs L Palau  1-03019221st South American Championship 1921/22C14 French, Classical
9. R Grau vs J de Souza Mendes  1-04719221st South American Championship 1921/22D63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
10. J de Souza Mendes vs J De Freitas  0-13519221st South American Championship 1921/22C66 Ruy Lopez
11. J Loedel vs J de Souza Mendes 0-11619221st South American Championship 1921/22C45 Scotch Game
12. J de Souza Mendes vs R Werneck de Castro  ½-½2019221st South American Championship 1921/22C49 Four Knights
13. J de Souza Mendes vs S Rivas Costa  0-14219221st South American Championship 1921/22C12 French, McCutcheon
14. J Lynch vs J de Souza Mendes  ½-½2619221st South American Championship 1921/22C42 Petrov Defense
15. Reti vs J de Souza Mendes  ½-½511925Torneio Ricardo RetiA36 English
16. Reti vs J de Souza Mendes  1-0461925Reti Blindfold simul, 12b Rio de JaneiroC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
17. V T Romano vs J de Souza Mendes  1-0311927Brazilian Championship MatchD26 Queen's Gambit Accepted
18. V T Romano vs J de Souza Mendes  ½-½411927Brazilian Championship MatchD48 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
19. J de Souza Mendes vs V T Romano  1-0311927Brazilian Championship MatchD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. J de Souza Mendes vs V T Romano  1-0501927Brazilian Championship MatchC01 French, Exchange
21. J de Souza Mendes vs V T Romano  1-0521927Brazilian Championship MatchD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
22. C Pulcherio vs J de Souza Mendes  ½-½4019283rd South American ChampionshipC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
23. J de Souza Mendes vs C Anfruns  1-03719283rd South American ChampionshipD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
24. J de Souza Mendes vs A Perea  1-08919283rd South American ChampionshipE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
25. R Grau vs J de Souza Mendes  1-04119283rd South American ChampionshipB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
 page 1 of 16; games 1-25 of 398  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-23-06  BIDMONFA: João de Souza Mendes

DE SOUZA MENDES, Joao
http://www.bidmonfa.com/de_souza_jo...
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Jul-23-07  vonKrolock: In 1992, Iluska Simonsen wrote in the "Jornal do Brasil": quote <"JOÃO DE SOUZA MENDES JUNIOR, NASCIDO NA ILHA DOS AÇORES, PORTUGAL, EM 23/06/1892, É PROVAVELMENTE, AINDA HOJE O JOGADOR MAIS LAUREADO EM CERTAMES NACIONAIS, O MAIOR DOS CAMPEÕES BRASILEIROS E, SEM COMPARAÇÃO O MAIS PERTINAZ E DEDICADO. DESDE SUA 1ª PARTICIPAÇÃO EM CAMPEONATOS BRASILEIROS ABSOLUTOS, NO DISTANTE ANO DE 1927, ATÉ A SUA ÚLTIMA APARIÇÃO EM 1967, ELE FEZ E FOI EM GRANDE MEDIDA A PRÓPRIA HISTÓRIA DO XADREZ BRASILEIRO. ALÉM DE SEU FENOMENAL RECORDE - EM 29 ATUAÇÕES EM BRASILEIROS, ELE SAGROU-SE CAMPEÃO 7 VEZES, FOI VICE OUTRAS 3 E FICOU EM 3º EM 5 OCASIÕES. - SOUZA MENDES PROTAGONIZOU ALGUNS FEITOS INESQUECÍVEIS, COMO SER VICE-CAMPEÃO EM 1967, AOS 73 ANOS DE IDADE, E SENO SUPERADO SOMENTE POR UM MENINO DE 13 ANOS, CHAMADO POR TODOS DE "MEQUINHO". MENDES VENCEU O ENCONTRO INDIVIDUAL, IMPONDO A MEQUINHO SUA ÚNICA DERROTA NA COMPETIÇÃO! SOUZA MENDES FALECEU NO DIA 10/07/1969" > to be translated
Jul-23-07  gmgomes: Translation:

JOÃO DE SOUZA MENDES JUNIOR, BORN IN THE ISLAND OF THE AÇORES, PORTUGAL, IN 23/06/1892, IS PROBABLY, STILL TODAY THE MOST HONORED PLAYER IN NATIONAL CERTAMES, THE GREATER OF BRAZILIAN CHAMPIONS AND THE MOST PERTINACIOUS AND DEDICATED WITHOUT COMPARISON. SINCE HIS 1ª PARTICIPATION IN ABSOLUTE BRAZILIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS, IN THE DISTANT YEAR OF 1927, UNTIL ITS LAST APPEARANCE IN 1967, IT MADE AND IN GREAT WAS MEASURED THE PROPER HISTORY OF THE BRAZILIAN CHESS. BEYOND HIS FENOMENAL RECORD - IN 29 PERFORMANCES IN BRAZILIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS HE WON 7 TIMES, OTHERS HE WAS 2ND IN 3 AND 3º IN 5 OCCASIONS. - SOUZA MENDES CARRIED OUT SOME FACTS UNFORGETABLE, AS TO BE RUNNER-UP IN 1967, TO THE 73 YEARS OF AGE, AND SINE ONLY SURPASSED FOR A BOY OF 13 YEARS, CALLED FOR ALL “MEQUINHO” (IN FACT GM Henrique Mecking). MENDES WON THE INDIVIDUAL MEETING, IMPOSING " MEQUINHO" ITS ONLY DEFEAT IN THE COMPETITION! SOUZA MENDES DIED IN /10/07/1969

Jul-23-08  brankat: R.I.P. Senor Mendes.
Oct-21-09  Yopo: Sousa is the wright ortography in the portuguese language like http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aristi.... Still more: Spanish form SOSA excludes Z.
Sousa already.
Oct-21-09  vonKrolock: Souza Mendes http://www.brasilbase.pro.br/jsmend... With a Z in the <Souza>, yes. In Brazil - You will find both forms, hardly we could speak about a <correct> - family names, moreover in names from already deceased persons, should not be changed for reasons of <logic> or <modernity> (still another Ortographic Reform !? - this serve mainly for the Planned Obsolescence of whole libraries, for raising gaps between generations, forcing older people to learn new rules instead of having their own langage as a tool for transmission of their own experiences and knowledge to the younger people)
Nov-16-09  Marcelo Brasileiro: Souza is according the old ortography, Sousa according to the new one.
Nov-17-09  vonKrolock: So... why not <Paul Morfi > !? Is new, modern ... (well, kind of a mess in the databases, too)
May-02-11  Marcelo Bruno: Please change the year that he was the first time Brazilian champion: the correct is 1927 (regrettably most sources have 1925).
Sep-15-12  Antiochus: Life and games:

http://www.brasilbase.pro.br/jsmen....

Nov-20-12  Gottschalk: Grafar Souza com "Z" é o mesmo que ecrever Pequim no lugar de Beijing. Um anacronismo! É bom lembrar que Brasil e Portugal assinaram acordos ortográficos e que, antes disso, na Espanha sempre se escreveu Sosa.
Nov-24-12  vonKrolock: A capital da China é <北京>. Você usa a transliteração mais aceita hoje em dia ( talvez seja até 'oficial', mas não é a única). <Pequim> é tão tradicional e culturalmente defensável quanto <Londres, Milão, Estocolmo, Antuérpia> etc, etc.
Nov-08-13  Karpova: Dr. Sonze Mendes won the Brazilian Championship against Luiz Vanna in a 10-game match in Rio de Janeiro. Dr. Mendes studied in Berlin and also perfected his chess there.

From page 299 of the October 1924 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'

Apr-14-21  Gottschalk: Using his space advantage to produce weak pawns, Souza Mendes only allowed exchanges when he saw an advantageous ending, with his king much better. A long and careful strategy lesson:

J de Souza Mendes vs E Paoli, 1953

May-23-22  lonchaney: How to attack large castle in Old Benoni(look at for the pieces climbing) J de Souza Mendes vs J Montalban, 1928
May-24-22
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