IM Francisco Trois 1946-2020

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Simon Rogers
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IM Francisco Trois 1946-2020

Post by Simon Rogers » Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:05 pm

I am sorry to inform you that Francisco Trois has died, aged 74.
He passed away on 16th September 2020, due to complications related to diabetes.
Francisco was born on 3rd September 1946 in Canoas, Brazil.
He was a Brazilian International Master and International Arbiter. He represented Brazil in the Chess Olympiads of 1972, 1978 and 1982.
Francisco won the South American Chess Championship in 1978.
At the Riga Interzonal in 1979, he beat Gennady Kuzmin and Florin Gheorghiu.
RIP

Kevin Thurlow
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Re: IM Francisco Trois 1946-2020

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:04 am

That's a shame - I played him at Hastings in 1978. He was a nice guy. I seem to recall he once spent an inordinate amount of time (something like an hour and a half?) on one move in a later tournament.

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Re: IM Francisco Trois 1946-2020

Post by Richard Thursby » Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:54 am

See https://www.chessgames.com/player/francisco_trois.html

The Kibitzer's Corner notes he spent 2 hours 20 minutes on a move.

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Re: IM Francisco Trois 1946-2020

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:30 am

"2 hours 20 minutes"

That was it. I assume it was in the days of 40 moves in 2.5 hours. In case anyone was wondering, his name is pronounced to rhyme with boys.

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Re: IM Francisco Trois 1946-2020

Post by David Sedgwick » Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:33 am

I can't challenge that. However, I did once spend 1hour 35 minutes on a game at Guernsey, The time limit then was 50 moves in 2½ hours.

The curious feature was that, even after my marathon think, I still had more time left than my opponent.

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Re: IM Francisco Trois 1946-2020

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:53 pm

I did once take over an hour on one move, trying to find something which maintained equilibrium (or did nothing to be more accurate). Eventually I settled for a3, and the opponent thought for about 40 minutes in reply and did something similar.

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Re: IM Francisco Trois 1946-2020

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Wed Jan 20, 2021 1:30 pm

Richard Thursby wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:54 am
See https://www.chessgames.com/player/francisco_trois.html

The Kibitzer's Corner notes he spent 2 hours 20 minutes on a move.
Of course, you wouldn't have that long to think about an entire game these days!

Is the entire score of the encounter in question available?
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Re: IM Francisco Trois 1946-2020

Post by Nick Grey » Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:22 am

RIP Francisco.

I spent just over one hour on a move 2 times in my life. SOME of our dead friends more.

I thought we should not put cause or due to onto this thread.

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