Author: Confederação Brasileira de Xadrez
Publisher: Confederação Brasileira de Xadrez
unpaginated with tables. Small octavo (7 1/2" x 5 1/4") issued in wrappers. First edition.
In Brazil, the national championships have been played since 1927. This, the 27th Championship of Brazil was won by Ronald Camara with 11 of 14 points, followed by Luiz Gentil with 10. Third was Eduardo Afsora with 9 1/3 and a clear 4th was Silvio Mendes with 8.
Ronald Camara was born in Fortaleza in 1927. He learned the game from his father, the journalist Gilberto Camara, of which inherited the journalistic talents and unlimited enthusiasm for the art of Caissa. In 1952 he graduated in Legal and Social Sciences of University of Ceara, but chose a career in the Banking profession, where he worked for many years. Due to business he played in a few tournaments, yet his achievements were significant: Ceara won the only championship he played in 1952 and 1960 and was bi-champion (in Victoria, 1961). He also represented Brazil in two South American Zonal Tournaments and participated in the Latin American Championships played in Mar del Plata in 1962. He was president of the South American zone of FIDE (1974/1978). He was a referee in the Olympics in Skopje and Dubai, besides having been the Referee-Major for the World Youth Championship in 1978, in Mexico. He wrote three books on chess and considered to be some of the best on Brazilian chess.
Some edge wear else a very good copy.