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GM Rafael Leitao winner at Bienal Professor Joao Braga

20th to 24th April in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Aberto do Brazil Bienal Professor Joao Braga was played from 20th to 24th April in Sao Paulo, Brazil. 164 players took participation in the 9-round Swiss with the prize fund of 10.000 EUR.

Top seeded GM Rafael Leitao won the tournament by collecting 7.5 points, half a point clear of IM Samy Shoker of Egypt, FM Ernesto Rodi Luis (Argentina), GM Alexandr Fier and IM Fernando Cubas Jose of Paraguay.

There was not a sufficient number of international players in the field, thus making it impossible to earn title norms, but nevertheless there were several important achievements. IM Cubas reached the 2500-elo level and will be awarded the Grandmaster title. He scored the final GM norm back in 2008. FM Rodi jumped over 2400-elo and is expecting the confirmation of his International Master status. Brazilian player Jomar Egoroff became a new FIDE Master.

The Brazilian chess scene appears to be very active, with SP Masters Series becoming a regular fixture in the calendar. Brazil will also host the 2011 World Youth Chess Championships.

Thanks to GM Krikor Sevag Mekhitarian who contributed to the report.

Bienal Professor Joao Braga

Detail from the playing hall

Final standings:

1 GM Leitao Rafael BRA 2620 – 7.5

2 IM Shoker Samy EGY 2441 – 7

3 FM Rodi Luis Ernesto ARG 2359 – 7

4 GM Fier Alexandr BRA 2586 – 7

5 IM Cubas Jose Fernando PAR 2463 – 7

6 IM Rocha Wellington Carlos BRA 2417 – 6.5

7 GM El Debs Felipe De Cresce BRA 2496 – 6.5

8 FM Shumyatsky Victor BRA 2382 – 6.5

9 FM Terao Rodrigo Akira BRA 2332 – 6.5

10 GM Matsuura Everaldo BRA 2488 – 6.5

11 Bassan Remo VEN 2291 – 6.5

12 IM Di Berardino Diego Rafael BRA 2480 – 6.5

13 FM Choma Ernani Francisco BRA 2348 – 6.5

14 IM Perdomo Leandro ARG 2382 – 6.5

15 Egoroff Jomar BRA 2273 – 6.5

16 FM Bueno Alfeu Junior Varela BRA 2345 – 6.5

17 Guimaraes Artemis Pamela BRA 1944 – 6.5

18 Gallo Ponce Elbert PER 2231 – 6

19 FM Aranha Filho Alvaro Z BRA 2285 – 6

20 Quintiliano Pinto Renato R BRA 2244 – 6

21 GM Mekhitarian Krikor Sevag BRA 2529 – 6

22 FM Sega Carlos Alberto BRA 2282 – 6

23 Bispo Leonardo BRA 2184 – 6

24 FM De Souza Haro Paulo Cezar BRA 2156 – 6

25 Palozi Paulo Ricardo BRA 2277 – 6

26 FM Abdalla Luiz Guilherme Aurelli BRA 2322 – 6

27 FM Brito Luismar BRA 2297 – 6

28 FM Martins Carlos BRA 2252 – 6

29 Santana Anderson Pereira BRA 2083 – 6

30 Batista Renato Luiz BRA 2203 – 6

31 Madeira Wagner Martins BRA 2212 – 6

32 Mendonca Mateus Nakajo BRA 2130 – 6

33 Oliveira Maicon Almeida De BRA 1963 – 6

34 Gisclan Heverton BRA 2255 – 5.5

35 Gazel Frederico BRA 2282 – 5.5

36 Oliveira Jefferson Dos Santos BRA 2264 – 5.5

37 Goncalves Ivan Mesquita V BRA 1981 – 5.5

38 Umetsubo Cesar Hidemitsu BRA 2176 – 5.5

39 Ribeiro Sheridan Luiz Telles BRA 2033 – 5.5

40 Reis Renan Do Carmo BRA 2227 – 5.5

41 IM Molina Roberto Junio Brito BRA 2428 – 5.5

42 Barbosa Paulo Eduardo E Silva BRA 2254 – 5.5

43 De Oliveira Aquiles Machado BRA 2059 – 5.5

44 Gerbelli Neto Eduardo BRA 2160 – 5.5

45 De Lima Diogo Nakasawa BRA 2040 – 5.5

46 Pires Marcos Vinicius Torsani BRA 2133 – 5.5

47 Mandetta Joao Danilo BRA 2138 – 5.5

48 Mazetto Sergio Luiz BRA 2205 – 5.5

49 Aguiar Djalma BRA 1969 – 5.5

50 WCM Gazola Vanessa Ramos BRA 2003 – 5.5

51 FM Maia Luciano Malta BRA 2296 – 5.5

52 Costa Paulo Cesar BRA 2078 – 5.5

53 FM Chiari Arthur Gontijo BRA 1969 – 5.5

54 Mourao Igor A C Lofredo BRA 2081 – 5.5

55 Lapertosa Julio BRA 2142 – 5.5

56 Rezende Guilherme Vilela BRA 1975 – 5.5

57 IM Tsuboi Edson Kenji BRA 2373 – 5

58 Coutinho Sidnei Bissacot BRA 2079 – 5

59 Rodrigo Da Silva Edson BRA 1982 – 5

60 Catozzo Jr Vinicius BRA 2019 – 5

61 Da Mata Luis Carlos BRA 2044 – 5

62 Cajal Andre BRA 2078 – 5

63 CM Proudian Armen BRA 2113 – 5

64 Devescovi Parreira Pedro Paulo BRA 1912 – 5

65 Reis Alan De Albuquerque Maranhao BRA 2034 – 5

66 Dos Santos Jr Braulio BRA 2013 – 5

67 FM Assumpcao Roberto BRA 2285 – 5

68 Dias Simao Poscidonio BRA 2032 – 5

69 WFM Chang Suzana BRA 2014 – 5

70 Da Silva Mikhail Zoltan Iwanon BRA 0 – 5

71 Oliveira Renan De Andrade BRA 0 – 5

72 Fakhouri Filho Jorge BRA 2025 – 5

73 Dos Santos Lucas Aparecido BRA 0 – 5

74 Souza Marcos Valerio A BRA 2104 – 5

75 Araujo Leonardo Augusto De BRA 0 – 5

76 Costa Giovanni BRA 1889 – 5

77 Deus Filho Joaquim De BRA 2062 – 4.5

78 Antunes Luciano Justi BRA 0 – 4.5

79 WFM Feliciano Vanessa BRA 2170 – 4.5

80 Abdalla Jose Lucas Aurelli BRA 1980 – 4.5

81 Mariano Marceley Martins BRA 2037 – 4.5

82 Souza Neves Andrey M BRA 2126 – 4.5

83 Ferreira Kleber Victor BRA 2094 – 4.5

84 Ferreira Euclides Roberto BRA 2105 – 4.5

85 Loureiro Martins Anmarton Mugabe BRA 0 – 4.5

86 Dias Andre Luiz Alexandrino BRA 2054 – 4.5

87 Nunes Allan Hurba BRA 2017 – 4.5

88 Gotz Klaus Seiji Furucho BRA 1862 – 4.5

89 Bastos Guilherme Exterhotter BRA 2035 – 4.5

90 Goncalves Jorge Roberto BRA 2092 – 4.5

91 Ribeiro Marcos Willian De Souz BRA 1959 – 4.5

92 Rouanet Luiz Paulo BRA 2033 – 4.5

93 Tashima Vanessa Kelly BRA 1870 – 4.5

94 Aoyama Edmundo BRA 1955 – 4.5

95 Cardoso Junior Cicero Assuncao BRA 1877 – 4.5

96 Passos Coutinho Eduardo BRA 1791 – 4.5

97 Mello Andre Barbieri BRA 0 – 4.5

98 Serafim Junior Arnor BRA 1886 – 4.5

99 Lisboa Torres Eduardo BRA 1838 – 4.5

100 Britez Jorge A PAR 1889 – 4.5

101 de Sousa Lucas Mazim BRA 1721 – 4.5

102 Araujo Renan Aparecido BRA 1917 – 4.5

103 WFM Pereira Amanda Marques BRA 1979 – 4

104 Nery Junior Jose Antonio BRA 1984 – 4

105 Prol Medeiros Horacio BRA 2125 – 4

106 Boabaid Jorge Alberto Duardes BRA 0 – 4

107 Vizzotto Bernardo BRA 2037 – 4

108 Sztokbant Bernardo Vainzoff BRA 1989 – 4

109 Jonas Tiago Filipe Da Silva BRA 1838 – 4

110 De Paula Luciano Alves BRA 1733 – 4

111 Guerra Filipe Tella BRA 1837 – 4

112 Branchini Fernando Luis Sakamo BRA 1959 – 4

113 de Jesus Pinto Aline Cristina BRA 0 – 4

114 de Sousa Matheus Mazin BRA 1797 – 4

115 Choma Juliana Luiza BRA 1891 – 4

116 Nunes Guilherme Hurba BRA 0 – 4

117 Caceres Elton Carlos BRA 0 – 4

118 Marino Felipe Gabriel BRA 1583 – 4

119 Nunes Agatha Hurba BRA 1652 – 4

120 Jose Anderson Willians Amaro BRA 0 – 4

121 Chaves Jorge Antonio Torres BRA 2009 – 3.5

122 Cruz Arquias Sofocles Guimaraes Soa BRA 1768 – 3.5

123 Santana Eduardo Rigonatti BRA 1748 – 3.5

124 De Assis Claudio Henrique J BRA 1801 – 3.5

125 Sousa Fabio De Fatima BRA 1766 – 3.5

126 Fernandes Bruna BRA 0 – 3.5

127 Medeiros Thauane Ferreira BRA 1786 – 3.5

128 Costa Paulo Sergio BRA 0 – 3.5

129 Soto Gutierrez Enrique Alberto BRA 0 – 3.5

130 Nunes Adilson BRA 1801 – 3.5

131 Nobre Jailson Altair Barbosa BRA 1858 – 3.5

132 Rezende Uelton Fabricius Alves BRA 0 – 3.5

133 de Oliveira Sergio Aparecido BRA 0 – 3.5

134 Alves Sidney David BRA 1522 – 3.5

135 Heinrichs Vivian BRA 1912 – 3.5

136 Severo Da Silva Fernando Henrique BRA 0 – 3.5

137 Venelli Luiz Gonzaga BRA 1850 – 3.5

138 Brujin Homero BRA 0 – 3.5

139 Braga Neto Antenor De Carvalho BRA 0 – 3.5

140 Dias Joao Batista BRA 2026 – 3

141 Alves Da Silva Felipe BRA 1509 – 3

142 Nobre Jose Adalberto Barbosa BRA 1737 – 3

143 Assis Washington Luis Lincoln BRA 1802 – 3

144 Arenillas Nahuel Oliveira BRA 0 – 3

145 Kleine Bruna Fernanda BRA 0 – 3

146 De Assis Henrique Zerbini J BRA 0 – 3

147 Silverio Taua Gomes BRA 0 – 3

148 Cavalcante Souza Guilherme Pelisser BRA 0 – 3

149 de Sousa Felipe Mazim BRA 1754 – 3

150 Queiroz Alberto Becker BRA 0 – 2.5

151 Santana Expedito BRA 1706 – 2.5

152 Scardini Leonardo BRA 0 – 2.5

153 da Mata Augusto Ivan Batista BRA 0 – 2.5

154 Da Silva Hermes Ludovino BRA 0 – 2.5

155 Kikuchi Cadilhac Igor Tokuichi BRA 0 – 2.5

156 Caporale Giuseppe Guido BRA 1728 – 2.5

157 Klausener Patrick Hideo Iritan BRA 0 – 2.5

158 De Carvalho Igor Lorenzon BRA 1877 – 2

159 Farias Sergio Luiz Cardoso BRA 0 – 2

160 Edagi Fudaba Barbara Tyemi BRA 0 – 2

161 Vilas Boas Crisolon Terto BRA 1631 – 1.5

162 Lopes Adevaldo Alves BRA 0 – 1

163 Dinegri Rodrigo BRA 0 – 1

164 Travassos Kamily Santana BRA 0 – 1

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