Happy Birthday Darcy Lima

Happy Birthday Darcy Lima

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Darcy Gustavo Machado Vieira Lima (born 22 May 1962) is a Brazilian chess Grandmaster. He is one of six grandmasters who were born on this day in Chess History. The others are:

  1. Aleksandr Shneider of Ukraine, born in 1962, he became a GM in 1990.
  2. Konstantin Landa of Russia, born 1972, GM 1995.
  3. Yuri Drozdovskij  of Ukraine, born 1984, GM 2004.
  4. Elshan Moradi of Iran, born 1985, GM 2005.
  5. David Larino Nieto of Spain, born 1989, GM 2013.

Darcy Lima became an IM in 1989 and a GM in 1997. He was also granted the titles of FIDE Trainer in 2010 and International Organizer in 2013. He is the president of the Brazilian Chess Confederation.

In 1980 Lima won the Brazilian junior championship in Fortaleza. He won the Brazilian Chess Championship three times (1992, 2002, 2003).

Lima won the South American zonal tournament at São Paulo twice, in 2000 and 2003. These victories qualified him to play in the FIDE World Chess Championships of 2000 and 2004.

Lima also competed in the FIDE World Cup in Khanty-Mansiysk in 2005, 2007 and 2011.

Also in 2007, he shared 1st place in the American Continental Championship at Cali, Colombia. Lima represented Brazil eleven times in the Chess Olympiad (1988–2008).