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Boris De Greiff
Number of games in database: 195
Years covered: 1954 to 1978
Last FIDE rating: 2255
Overall record: +42 -72 =81 (42.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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E41 Nimzo-Indian (4 games)
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(born Feb-13-1930, died Oct-31-2011, 81 years old) Colombia

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Boris de Greiff Bernal was a writer by profession. He was awarded the IM title in 1957 and played for Colombia in the Olympiads at Amsterdam 1954, Moscow 1956, Munich 1958, Havana 1966, Siegen 1970, Skopje 1972 and Nice 1974. Colombian National Champion in 1958.

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 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 195  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Leonte de Lara vs B De Greiff  0-1261954Caracas ZonalC35 King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham
2. B De Greiff vs G Kluger  0-1431954Amsterdam Olympiad qual-4E47 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3
3. G Philippe vs B De Greiff 0-1401954Amsterdam Olympiad qual-4A06 Reti Opening
4. B De Greiff vs L Schmid  1-0481954Amsterdam Olympiad qual-4B81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
5. A Dunkelblum vs B De Greiff  ½-½511954Amsterdam Olympiad qual-4D38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
6. B De Greiff vs E Bhend  1-0311954Amsterdam Olympiad qual-4A97 Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky
7. J Penrose vs B De Greiff  1-0411954Amsterdam Olympiad qual-4C76 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, Fianchetto Variation
8. F R Anderson vs B De Greiff 1-0431954Amsterdam Olympiad Final-BC73 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
9. B De Greiff vs G Philippe  1-0391954Amsterdam Olympiad Final-BB11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
10. M Raizman vs B De Greiff  1-0321954Amsterdam Olympiad Final-BE29 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
11. B De Greiff vs G Lorson  1-0421954Amsterdam Olympiad Final-BE41 Nimzo-Indian
12. G Porreca vs B De Greiff  ½-½1061954Amsterdam Olympiad Final-BE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
13. B De Greiff vs A Nielsen 1-0421954Amsterdam Olympiad Final-BB50 Sicilian
14. B De Greiff vs B P Reilly 1-0281954Amsterdam Olympiad Final-BB11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
15. B De Greiff vs A Dunkelblum  ½-½291954Amsterdam Olympiad Final-BD42 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3
16. O Katajisto vs B De Greiff  ½-½251954Amsterdam Olympiad Final-BA52 Budapest Gambit
17. B De Greiff vs A Beni  0-1401954Amsterdam Olympiad Final-BE41 Nimzo-Indian
18. E Nievergelt vs B De Greiff  1-0501954Amsterdam Olympiad Final-BE38 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5
19. B De Greiff vs T Store  1-0521954Amsterdam Olympiad Final-BD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
20. Rossetto vs B De Greiff  1-0441955Mar del PlataD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
21. B De Greiff vs Ivkov  0-1561955Mar del PlataC77 Ruy Lopez
22. R Flores Alvarez vs B De Greiff  ½-½381955Mar del PlataA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
23. B De Greiff vs Panno  0-1561955Mar del PlataB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
24. R Toran Albero vs B De Greiff  1-0341955Mar del PlataA89 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6
25. B De Greiff vs Najdorf  ½-½731955Mar del PlataA15 English
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  ray keene: will the real boris de greiff stand up please!!
Jul-06-04  Ribeiro: Boris de Greiff, from Colombia, played the Portoroz Interzonal (1958). Later, he became an international arbiter.
Jan-13-08  BIDMONFA: Boris De Greiff


Jan-13-11  Oceanlake: Maybe #7 could be game of day:

Good Greiff!

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  Penguincw: Let me be the first to wish Boris De Grieff a happy 81st birthday. By the way congratz for being's Player of the Day for Thursday January 13th 2011.
Aug-03-11  50movesaheadofyou: A monumental work of his: "Las mil y una partidas" The One-thousand and one Games" in one volume.
Oct-31-11  Resignation Trap: According to what I've heard, deGreiff just died last wednesday in Bogota.
Nov-01-11  Albertan: Resignation Trap you are right. Here is a link to his obituary:

Google translator translation of some of it:

The master Boris De Greiff, considered one of the great chess exponents Colombians, died Monday in Bogotá at the age of 81. This Antioquia, son of the poet Leon de Greiff musician and nephew of Otto de Greiff, was featured for more than three decades of national chess with Carlos Cuartas, Miguel Cuellar and Luis Augusto Sánchez.

Jan-13-12  Eastfrisian: According to Wikipedia he was born on 13. February 1930 (not January). The date of death is noticed with 31. October 2011.
Feb-13-12  brankat: R.I.P. master De Greiff.

Does anyone know whether his book "Las mil y una partidas" ((One thousand and one games) is available in English?

Thank You.

Feb-13-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Boris de Grieff.

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