In the last list published on the Chess Journal, we went over the best Azerbaijani Chess players. Now in this article, we’re ranking the best Brazilian Chess players from Brazil, starting with the number ten spot in FIDE. Most of these players are Grandmasters with an Elo rating over 2500. For more information on ratings, see the guide on how to get a FIDE rating.
10. Darcy Lima
Full Name: Darcy Lima
Born: May 22, 1962
World ranking: 1227
Darcy Lima was vested the title of Grandmaster in 199 and the International Master title in 1989, and a licensing of being a FIDE trainer in 2010. Lima has a FIDE rating of 2464 and a Peak rating of 2550. Furthermore, he is the Brazilian chess Confederation’s president; before that, he was the 2013 FIDE International organizer.
Darcy clinched the Brazilian junior tournament in 1980 and the Brazilian chess tournament three times. Also, he clinched 2000 and 2003 the South American Zonal championship. The victory guaranteed him qualification for the 2000 FIDE World Chess tournament and the 2004 FIDE World chess tournament. From 1988- 2008 he played in the Chess Olympiad eleven times.
9. Evandro Amorim Barbosa
Full Name: Evandro Amorim Barbosa
Born: January 1, 1992
World ranking: 870
In 2016, Richard Forster was accorded the title of Grandmaster, the International Master title in 2011, and the FIDE Master title in 2009. He has a FIDE rating of 2509 and a Peak rating of 2523. He clinched the Under-16 Campeonato Brasiliero Cadete, enabling him to qualify for the prime world tournament. in 2016, he represented Brazil in the Chess Olympiad in Azerbaijan.
8. Diego Rafael Di Berardino
Full Name: Diego Rafael Di Berardino
Title: International Master
Born: July 29, 1987
World ranking: 835
Rafael Diego Di Berardino was presented with the International Master title in 2007. To date, he has one grandmaster norm. From 1999 to 2022, Oliver has played 510 games, with 208 wins, 153 draws, and 152 losses accumulating to an average score of 55.49 percent. He has since played in various matches, including; the 2022 Osasco 60 Anos GM, 33rd Roquetas de Mar Open 2022, 8th Sunway Sitges 2021, and Gilbraltor Masters 2020.
7. Renato R. Pinto Quintiliano
Full Name: Renato R. Pinto Quintiliano
Born: January 1, 1992
World ranking: 817
In 2022, Renato R. Pinto Quintiliano was granted the title of Grandmaster. Before that, he had been awarded the International Master title and the FIDE Master title in 2013 and 2015, respectively. He was considered a FIDE trainer in 2016. has played a couple of games from 2013 to 2022 totaling 164; 62 wins, 52 draws, and 50 losses account for 53.66 percent. The tournaments he last played include; the 2019 sixth African Open, 2020 Gilbraltor Masters, 2021 eight Sunway Sitges, and 2022 Osasco 60 Anos GM.
6. Yago De Santiago maura
Full Name: Yago De Santiago maura
Born: April 17, 1992
World ranking: 599
Moura De Santiago Yago was crowned the title of Grandmaster in 2017, the International Master in 2012, and FIDE master in 2009. In the 227 games he has played from 2008 to 2022, he has won 88, 62 draws, and 77losses, thus earning a score of 77 percent. Some of the last tournaments he played include; Barcelona Aug GM 2020, Torre Blanca 50 2022, Prague International Open, and the 15th Teplica Open in 2022.
5. Andre Diamant
Full Name: Andre Diamant
Born: February 9, 1990
World ranking: 446
Andre Diamant was conferred the title of Grandmaster in 2009, the International Master title in 2007, and licensed as a FIDE Arbitrator in 2020. In 2008 and 2009, he clinched the Brazilian chess tournament and represented Brazil in the 2008 and 2010 chess Olympiads. From 1999 to 2022, he has played 464 games; 167 wins, 180 draws, and 117 losses equaling an average score of 55.39 percent.
4. Krikor Sevag Mekhitarian
Full Name: Krikor Sevag Mekhitarian
Born: November 15, 1986
World ranking: 429
Sevag Krikor Mekhitarian was granted the title of Grandmaster in 2010 and International Master in 2006. He has a FIDE rating of 2542 and a Peak rating of 2589. In 2009, he earned his prime norm during the Brazilian tournament, whereas he earned the final Grandmaster norm in 2010 at the international chess festival in Romania. He came fourth place at the 2013 Tata Steel Chess Tournament Group C.
3. Cresce de Felipe El Debs
Full Name: Cresce de Felipe El Debs
Born: January 29, 1985
World ranking: 419
Cresce De Felipe was accorded the title of Grandmaster in 2010, the International Master title in 2009, and the FIDE Master title in 2004. He has a FIDE rating of 2545 and a Peak rating of 2553. In 2017, Felipe participated in the FIDE world cup and represented Brazil in the Pan American tournament and the chess Olympiad in 2013, with the team securing the third position. He clinched the U20 championship with a score of 100 percent.
2. Alexandr Fier
Full Name: Alexandr Hilário Takeda Sakai dos Santos Fier
Born: March 11, 1988
World ranking: 328
In 2007, Alexandr Fier was accorded the title of Grandmaster, the International Master title in 2004, and the FIDE Master title in 1996. Fier has a Peak rating of 2653 and a FIDE rating of 2567. He participated in the 2017, 2015, 2013, 2011, and 2009 FIDE World Cup. Furthermore, in 2006, 2008, and 2009, Fier clinched the South American Junior tournament and the Brazilian chess tournament in 2005 and 2018. Fier also represented Brazil at the Pan American team chess tournament, the Chess Olympiad, and the world team chess tournament.
1. Luis Paulo Supi
Full Name: Luis Paulo Supi
Born: October 10, 1996
World ranking: 205
Paulo Luis Supi was given the title Grandmaster in 2018, and the FIDE Master in 2013. He has a FIDE rating of 2590 and a Peak rating of 2590. He emerged victorious at the 2016 Pan American Junior tournament on a tiebreak from Quispe Cori Joel of Peru. Also, he played for Brazil at the 2018 chess Olympiad ending the competition with a score of 6.5 points.
That concludes the list of the best Brazilian Chess players. If you like list posts like this, you may also be interested in seeing the ten best Croatian Chess players or the best Bullet Chess players.
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