Curriculum  Vitae
 
 
 
 
PERSONAL DATA
Hindemburg Melao Jr.
brazilian, 31 years old
www.sigmasociety.com
Academic graduation: none
 
Index:
CHESS  OF  COMPETITION  AND  SIMULTANEOUS  GAMES
LOGIC  AND  MATHEMATICS
CHESS  TEACHER  AND  ANALYST
PERSONALITIES  THAT  PARTICIPATE  OR  PARTICIPATED  IN  MY  CLASSES  OR  IN  MY  COURSES
ACTIVITIES  IN  THE  COGNITIVE  AND  PSYCHOMETRIAN  AREA
SELECTED  ARTICLES,  ESSAYS,  CHRONICLES...
INFORMATION  ABOUT  ME  IN  THE  MEDIA
ORACLE  SECTION
ASSOCIATIONS
 
CHESS  OF  COMPETITION  AND  SIMULTANEOUS  GAMES

Holder of two World Records in Chess:

1 - The longest announced checkmate in simultaneous blindfold chess games, Sao Paulo, 1997 (checkmate in 12 moves, in simultaneous blindfold chess games against 9 boards). This is registered in the Guinness Book of Records - Brazilian Edition, 1998 - p. 110-111. Previous world records: Paul Charles Morphy (checkmate in 5 moves, in 1857, 6 boards); Joseph Henry Blackburne (checkmate in 8 moves, in 1877, 10 boards). This record was equalize by Samuel Rosenthal (checkmate in 8, in 1885, 4 boards). In 1899, Harry Nelson Pillsbury announced checkmate in 8, in simultaneous blindfold games against 10 boards, but posteriorly he was revised to checkmate in 7.
Miguel Najdorf announced checkmate in 6, in simultaneous blindfold games against 45 boards, in 1947. In 1985, the world champion Garry Kasparov play a simultaneous blindfold chess games against 8 boards, and make a beautiful combination with checkmate in 8 (but he not announced it). In a conventional simultaneous games (seeing the boards), the world champion Alexander Alekhine announced checkmate in 10 moves. It is possibly the world record in conventional simultaneous games (surprisingly it is smaller than the blindfold record).

2 - The longest announced checkmate in a Correspondence Chess game (checkmate in 36 moves, in Special Class Tournament CXEB, published in Pi Society Journal - 05/00). Previous world record: J. W. Gilbert (checkmate in 35, in 1879).

 
Project to break the world record in number of opponents in a simultaneous blindfold chess games, on 64 boards.
  

  • Undefeated champion in the international tournament EM/M/A123 Master Class ICCF, scored 8 in 10 possible points (6 wins and 4 draw), performance rating 2523.
  • Undefeated champion in the Grupo 1 do Zonal Latino Americano, scored 5.5 in 6 possible points and performance rating 2784.
  • Rating 2489 ICCF (International Correspondence Chess Federation).
  • Currently I am classified to represent the Brazil in the semi-final of the ICCF World Championship.
  • Dozens of sessions of simultaneous blindfold chess games accomplished between 1996 and 1998.
  • Champion about 120 times in the contests "Move of the Master" of the Clube de Xadrez Sao Paulo, between 1987 and 1990.
  • Dozens of prizes in tournaments, include Mercosul Cup 1997, International Challenger Tournament I, International Challenger Tournament II, International Challenger Tournament III, Memorial Archimedes Tasso, Memorial Antonio Brossi etc.

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    LOGIC  AND  MATHEMATICS 
    • Author of the Sigma Test VI.
    • Author of the Sigma Test.
    • The first person to solved the Combinatorial Analysis problem about the level of greatness of the number of possibilities in the Chess (June 22, 2002). This problem has been studied there more than 500 years, for many eminent mathematicians and chessplayers. The wrong solutions can be found in several books, magazines and websites, including in the New Scientist and in the book “As the mind it works”, by Steven Pinker (Ph.D. of MIT, this book wins the prizes: "Ten Best Books of the Decade / One Hundred Best Books of the Century, Amazon.com, 1999."). The eminent mathematician Stephen Wolfram, creator of the mathematics software more famous of the world (Mathematica), he also presents some incorrect solutions in his website. That problem now is part of the Sigma Test VI, question number 5.
    • Author of a method to improve the accuracy in the stellar distance determination.
    • Author of a method to calculate the maximum number of pieces that can be produced by applied C cuts by hyperplans in a regular object of N dimensions (including N fractal). This problem now is part of the Sigma Test VI, question number 3.
    • Creator, in 1993, of the idea that allows to build invisibility machines, that recently (2003) was used by Susumu Tachi, that built the first prototype. Now NASA and MIT are working on invisible clothes based in my idea. (the idea is described in Sigma Test question 29)
    • Author, in 1992, of the idea that allows to demonstrate the Last Theorem of Fermat using elementary mathematics, in 5 pages, much more economical than the method by Wiles. However I only thought about orthogonal-regular prisms. Recently (2003) the mathematician Kaida Shi used exactly my idea, but with irregular prisms, and he demonstrated the theorem. (the idea is described in Sigma Test question 24)
    • Author of two methods to make calculations factorial of fractional, irrational and negative numbers, one developed in 2001 and another in 1992.
    • Author of a method to improve the accuracy in the stellar parallax.

      
    All of the works aforesaid were done just using mathematics of school level (ensino médio no Brasil).
     
    The whole material mentioned above is available on-line. Besides of these, I am an author of more some other works, but for not putting in risk the copyright, I preferred not to publish them in the Internet. After the copyrights have been credited properly, probably these will also be published:

    • New ideas about quantum gravitation, 2002 (sent for registration of copyrights on February 14, 2003, published on-line soon)
    • A new model of mental structure (a detailed description on what is the intelligence), 1999-2000
    • An brief essay about Evolution (some details that lead to conclusions different of Darwin arrived), 2002

        

    CHESS  TEACHER  AND  ANALYST
       
    See 64 + 1 of my selected games (friendly, blitz, rapid, blindfold, tournament, correspondence). 
        
    CBV (annotated games, interactive training, graphic interface etc. - exclusive for members, subscribers and registered visitors) 
    RFT (annotated games) 
    TXT (no annotated games) 
    More games soon
     
      
    • Author of the "Sigma Course of Heuristics Applied to Chess", 2001-2002
    • "Course of Tactics" in the Clube de Xadrez Sao Paulo (the larger Chess club of Latin America), 1999-2000
    • "Course The Move of the Master" in the Clube de Xadrez Sao Paulo, 1999-2000
    • Teacher of Chess in the TCA School
    • Author of the "Escola Virtual de Xadrez" 1998-2000 (more than 125.000 hits, appraised for UOL as level "3 diamonds" = maximum quality)
    • Approved to be Chess teacher in the "Clube Paineiras do Morumbi", 1999 (but I didn't have as assuming the function because my unavailability of time)
    • Author of the "Clubinho de Xadrez do Piu-Piu", 1997-1998
    • Course of Tactics in the Comunic, 1999
     
    Chess Courses still no confirmed:  
  • Training for representative ones of Brazil in International Olympic Games of the Mathematics (Cone-south, Iberian-America, World etc.)
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    CELEBRITIES  THAT  PARTICIPATE  OR  PARTICIPATED
    IN  MY  CLASSES  OR  IN  MY  COURSES
     
    • Salvador Homce De Cresce, Grand Master of Chess in ICCF, Brazilian Champion of Correspondence Chess, represented the Brazil in several international tournaments of great magnitude, including World Championships. Ph.D. in Engineering at USP - Sao Carlos, Professor of Engineering at UFSCar. (Sigma Course of Heuristics Applied to Correspondence Chess - 2002).
    • Natalino Constâncio Ferreira, International Master of Chess in ICCF, president of the company "Puma" of treliced frames (old "Lajes Puma"). (Sigma Course of Heuristics Applied to Correspondence Chess - 2002). 
    • Ednilson Oliveira, Chief of the Technical Section of the Astronomical Observatory and of the Municipal School of Astrophysics of the Planetarium of Sao Paulo, Ph.D. student in Astronomy (simbiotic systems) at the Astronomical and Geophysical Institute of USP. (Course The Move of the Master in CXSP - 2000). 
    • Thomas Amos Case, president of the Catho Group, engineer at Harvard University, MBA, Ph.D. in Business Administration. (Personal training of Chess - 2002).
    • Eduardo Marra, Brazilian Sub-Champion and Sao Paulo Champion sub-16. One of the young most outstanding talents of Brazil (Course of Tactics in CXSP, Course The Move of Master CXSP - 2000). 
    • Rafael Zakowicz, former Director of Promotions at Sigma Society, Chess Champion of ITA (Technological Institute of Aeronautics), champion in several tournaments. (Personalized training of Chess-1994-2002, Course The Move of the Master in CXSP - 2000).
    • Leonardo Rodrigues, Sao Paulo Champion Interclubes of the Special Class (better then the First Class), champion in several other tournaments. One of the young most outstanding talents of Brazil (Course of Tactics in CXSP, Course The Move of Master CXSP - 2000). 
    ACTIVITIES  IN  THE  COGNITIVE  AND  PSYCHOMETRIAN  AREA
      
    Author of the Sigma Test, an extremely difficult intelligence test, currently available in 12 languages, recognized for admission in 16 international high IQ societies:
     
    Unicorn High IQ Society 99.99997th percentile
    Sigma Society V 99.99997th percentile (+5sd)
    Pars Society 99.99997th percentile
    OLYMPIQ Society 99.99997th percentile
    Platinum Society 99.9971th percentile (+4.0202sd)
    Sigma Society IV 99.997th percentile  (+4sd)
    Ludomind Society 99.9th - 99.99th percentile (IQ>150 + author of hard, beautiful and original puzzles)
    Veritas Society  99.99th percentile
    ISI-S 99.916th percentile (+p sd)
    Glia Society 99.9th percentile
    Sigma Society III 99.87th percentile (+3sd)
    Poetic Genius Society  99.5th percentile
    Sigma Society V subscriber 99.4th percentile (+2.5sd)
    Pars Society subscriber 99.4th percentile
    High Potentials Society 98th percentile
    Smart Society 98th percentile
    Sigma Society 97.7th percentile (+2sd)
    High IQ Society for Humanity
    Sigma Society III subscriber 93.3th percentile (+1.5sd)
     
    Published (full test) in Mensalainen - Mensa-Finland
    Published (full test) in IQ Magazine - International High IQ Society
    Published (article) in ComMensal - Mensa Belgium
    Published (article) in Gift of Fire - Prometheus Society
    Published (article) in Papyrus - Glia Society
    Published (article) in Malba Tahan - Matemática Divertida
    Published (full test) in Sigma V  e-Magazine - Sigma V
    References on Web - Google search
     
    More about the Sigma Test (click here)
     
    Author of the Sigma Test VI, more difficult than Sigma Test.
     
    Selected texts on cognition and psicometrian:
  • Novo modelo de estrutura mental - Cognição
  • Soma de escores em testes de QI - Matemática, Cognição, Psicometria
  • Testes de inteligência - Cognição, Psicometria
  • Efeito Flynn no trabalho de Dra. Cox - Cognição, Psicometria
  • Novo método para normação de testes - Cognição, Psicometria
  • Testes de QI inflacionados? - Cognição, Psicometria

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    SELECTED  ARTICLES,  ESSAYS,  CHRONICLES... 

     

     

    INFORMATION  ABOUT  ME  IN  THE  MEDIA 
     
    SELECTED ON-LINE INFORMATION:
  • Argentina - Super Ajedrez Hispano Americano (several works): http://superajedrez.europortales.com/columnas/melao/index.htm 
  • Turkey - Pars High IQ Society (honorary member): http://pars.eu.tt/Members.htm 
  • Denmark - High IQ Society for Humanity (honorary member): http://www.hiqh.org 
  • USA - IQ Magazine - Jan.2002 (Sigma Test): http://www.highiqsociety.org/common/iqmag/200201/body.htm#hindemburg 
  • International Correspondence Chess Federation - Master Class ICCF Tournament (1st. prize): http://www.iccf.com/tables/email/emc/em-m-123.htm (see also http://www.sigmasociety.org/m_class.html
  • International Correspondence Chess Federation (Groups of the Latin America Zonal) - Group 1 (1st. prize): http://geocities.com/sdias2002/Torneios.htm 
  • USA - Correspondence Chess News, pages 41 to 50: http://ccn.correspondencechess.com/pdf/ccnews50.pdf 
  • Germany / USA - Chess Base Player Encyclopedia (mini-bio): http://217.237.184.109/scripts/server.dll?getplayer?Melao&Hindemburg&0 
     
  • More details about me in: http://www.sigmasociety.org/Introducao.html (bio in Portuguese). Or seek for “Hindemburg Melao” or "Melao Jr" or "Melao Chess" or "Melao Xadrez" or "Melao QI" in any search engine (Google, Alta Vista, Teoma, Yahoo etc.).
        
    SELECTED  PRINTED  PAPER  INFORMATION:
    Brazil (international) - Guinness Book of Records - 1998 (World record, see scanned pages 110-111: http://www.sigmasociety.org/Homol-Guinness.html)
    Yugoslavia (international) - Sahovski Informator - volume 81 (one of the 10 more important theoretical novelties of the World, in election done by the 10 Grand Masters that constitute the jury of Sahovski Informator 80)
    Yugoslavia (international) - Sahovski Informator - volume 81 (Author of two of the 30 best games of the World, in election done by the 10 Grand Masters that constitute the jury of Sahovski Informator 80)
    Yugoslavia (international) - Sahovski Informator - volumes 63-80 (several works)
    Finland - Mensalainen - October.2001 (Sigma Test)
    Germany / USA (international) - Chess Base Magazine - CDROM edition (several works)
    Germany / USA (international) - Mega Database - CDROM edition (several works)
    Belgium - ComMensal - magazine of the Mensa Belgium (article by Albert Frank about the Sigma Test)
    USA (internacional) - Gift of Fire - magazine of the Prometheus Society (article by Albert Frank about the Sigma Test)
    Holand (international) - Papyrus - magazine of the Glia Society article by Albert Frank about the Sigma Test)

    SELECTED  PRINTED  PAPER  INFORMATION  (PUBLISHED  IN  BRAZIL):
    Revista Brasileira de Xadrez Postal (several works)
    Jornal do Centro do Professorado Paulista (several articles about my blindfold chess simultaneous)
    Revista Brasileira de Direto Trabalhista (several articles about the Sigma Society – by Antenor Pelegrino Filho)
    Boletim da Federação Catarinense de Xadrez (several notes by International Master ICCF Gilson Luis Chrestani)
    Diário de São Paulo (several notes by International Master Hélder Câmara)
    Diário Popular (several notes by International Master Hélder Câmara)
    O Estado de São Paulo (several notes by International Master Herman Claudius van Riemsdijk)
        

    ORACLE  SECTION
     
    Section of questions and answers about the following themes: Physics of Particles, Astrophysics, Cosmology, Philosophy, Evolutionism, Cognition, Epistemology, Classic Gravitation, Theory of the Relativity, Theology, Exobiology, Heuristics, Puzzles, Artificial Intelligence, Chess, Martial Arts. http://www.sigmasociety.org/Oraculo.html.
     
    40 - Xadrez e QI - parte 2 08/12/2002
    39 - Inteligência e QI 08/12/2002
    38 - Fim do mundo? 28/11/2002
    37 - Gauss e paranormalidade 13/09/2002
    36 - O teto do Sigma Teste VI é superestimado? 30/08/2002
    35 - Xadrez e QI 18/08/2002
    34 - Quem vota em quem? 15/08/2002
    33 - Problema de Lógica 14/08/2002
    32 - Ambiente x Genética 13/08/2002
    31 - Como chegar a zero Kelvin? 13/08/2002
    30 - Karatê Kid ou Tartaruga Ninja? 07/08/2002
    29 - Inteligência e carreira. 06/08/2002
    28 - A anti-matéria e o perigo das salsichas. 05/08/2002
    27 - Um ponto pode girar? Spin, elétrons e Realidade. 03/08/2002
    26 - Por que o céu da Terra é azul e o de Marte vermelho? E mais... 21/07/2002
    25 - Beleza x Fealdade no processo de Seleção Natural  15/07/2002
    24 - Chuva de perguntas depois de uma longa estiagem... 10/07/2002
    23 - Come-come proibido. 21/06/2001
    22 - Paradoxo dos gêmeos. 30/05/2001
    21 - Meditação e levitação. 23/05/2001
    20 - Matricídio e viagem no tempo. 03/12/2000
    19 - Deus, deuses e políticos. 17/11/2000
    18 - Existem extraterrestres? 16/11/2000
    17 - O que se passa fora do universo? 09/11/2000
    16 - Máquinas que pensam! - parte 1 19/10/2000
    15 - Máquinas que pensam! - parte 2 19/10/2000
    14 - O tempo pode ser granuloso? 05/08/2000
    13 - Desenvolvimento motor nas crianças 05/08/2000
    12 - Velocidades superiores à da luz - parte 2 28/07/2000
    11 - Neutrinos adquirem massa do nada? 28/07/2000
    10 - Pode-se aumentar a inteligência? - parte 2 23/06/2000
    9 - Podem existir velocidades superiores à da luz? 19/06/2000
    8 - Testes de inteligência são confiáveis? 11/06/2000
    7 - Figuras de linguagem 07/06/2000
    6 - Pode-se aumentar a inteligência? 06/06/2000
    5 - Xadrez - Brancas, Pretas ou Tablas? 14/05/2000
    4 - Talentosos "incompetentes" 14/04/2000
    3 - Talentosos "incompetentes" - parte 2 17/04/2000
    2 - Inteligência e Genética 01/04/2000
    1 - O ovo ou a galinha? 26/03/2000
      
    ASSOCIATIONS

     
    Founder of Unicorn High IQ Society Theoretical cut-off: 99.99997%.
    Founder of Sigma V (IQ>180). Theoretical cut-off: 99.99997%.
    Founder of Platinum Society (IQ>164.3). Theoretical cut-off: 99.9971%.
    Founder of Sigma IV (IQ>164). Theoretical cut-off: 99.997%.
    Founder of Sigma III (IQ>148). Theoretical cut-off: 99.87%.
    Founder of Sigma Society (IQ>132). Theoretical cut-off: 97.7%.
    Honorary Member of High IQ Society for Humanity (invited by the president David Udbjørg).
    Honorary Member of Pars Society (invited by the president Baran Yönter).
    Honorary Member of ISI-S (invited by the co-president Lloyd King).
    Life-member of International High IQ Society (invited by the president Nathan Haselbauer).
    Member of Ludomind (invited by the president Albert Frank).
     

    Member at Fédération Internationale Des Échecs (FIDE), since March 1996
    Member at International Correspondence Chess Federation (ICCF), since March 2000
    Member at Confederação Brasileira de Xadrez (CBX), 1987 to 2000
    Member at Clube de Xadrez Epistolar Brasileiro (CXEB), since March 1999
    Member at Federação Paulista de Xadrez (FPX), 1987 to 2000
    Member at Federação Paulista de Taekwondô, May 1992 to March 1993
      
    Invited by Marius Ceteras _ captain of the "Potaissa Turda's Team", of Romania _, to play in the first board of this team, representing Romania in the “European League of the Champions - 2002”. See the integral invitation by Marius Ceteras's on http://www.sigmasociety.org/convite_ceteras.html.
    Athlete of the municipal district of Piraju, August 1999 to March 2000
    Athlete of the Gremio de Xadrez Belem, May 1998 to August 1999
    Athlete of the League of Chess of Sao Bernardo do Campo, September 1997 to May 1998
    Athlete of the Gremio de Xadrez Belem, March 1995 to September 1997
    Athlete of the Pirituba Chess Club, May 1992 to March 1994
    Athlete of the Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras, January 1992 to May 1992
    Athlete of the Clube Desportivo e Recreativo Sao Jose, in 1991
    Athlete and militant partner of the Club Athletico Paulistano, in 1989
    Athlete of the Clube de Xadrez Sao Paulo, in 1988

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