Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Rafael Leitao wins Brazil Championship

The 78th Brazil Chess Championship was held from 10th to 20th December, 2011, at the Hotel Dann Inn Cambuí in Campinas. 12 players competed in the round robin tournament.

GM Rafael Leitao, previously four-times champion of Brazil, drew the legendary Henrique Mecking in the final round to finish clear first with a total of nine points and claim his fifth title of the national champion.

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