João de Souza Mendes

João de Souza Mendes Júnior (23 June [1] 1892 – 10 July 1969) was a seven-time Brazilian chess champion.

Born in the Azores, Portugal , Souza Mendes played in the Brazilian Chess Championship 29 times, winning in 1925, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1943, 1954, and 1958. He finished second five times, The last time in 1965 at age 73 when thirteen-year-old Henrique Mecking won, and took third five times.

He played for Brazil in Chess Olympiads at Buenos Aires 1939 and Helsinki 1952.

Souza Mendes died in Rio de Janeiro .

References

  1. Jump up^ “Mundo del Ajedrez” August-September 1969, p. 253. Purpose “23 July” according to Gaige.
  • Whyld, Ken (1986), Chess: The Records , Guinness Books, p. 166, ISBN  0-85112-455-0

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