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Mark Paragua
M Paragua 
Photography copyright © 2009, courtesy of "pulsar"  
Number of games in database: 385
Years covered: 1993 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2492 (2571 rapid, 2529 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2618

Overall record: +120 -75 =104 (57.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 86 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (49) 
    B90 B22 B33 B30 B25
 King's Indian Attack (20) 
 Queen's Pawn Game (15) 
    A45 D00 A40 D02 A41
 Sicilian Najdorf (15) 
    B90 B92 B99 B96 B91
 Slav (13) 
    D11 D12 D15 D17 D13
 French Defense (10) 
    C00 C03 C16 C11 C10
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (64) 
    B90 B51 B92 B50 B22
 King's Indian (45) 
    E67 E92 E97 E94 E63
 Sicilian Najdorf (24) 
    B90 B92 B98 B95 B93
 Slav (18) 
    D11 D17 D15 D12 D14
 English (9) 
    A10 A14 A15 A18 A11
 Queen's Pawn Game (8) 
    A45 D02 D00 E00
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   M Paragua vs D Debashis, 2012 1-0
   M Paragua vs Aronian, 2000 1-0
   M Paragua vs J Goh, 2004 1-0
   M Paragua vs Movsesian, 2005 1-0
   A Gupta vs M Paragua, 2012 0-1
   M Paragua vs Dreev, 2005 1-0
   M Paragua vs D Cilia Vincenti, 2004 1-0
   Adams vs M Paragua, 2011 1/2-1/2
   M Paragua vs C Liang, 2001 1-0
   M Paragua vs M Aulia, 2012 1-0

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Foxwoods Open (2008)
   41st World Junior Championships (2002)
   38th World Open (2010)
   Kolkata Open (2012)
   Millionaire Chess (2016)
   10th Asian Individual Championships (2011)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   FIDE World Cup (2005)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   Chess Olympiad (2012)
   Asian Individual Championship (2007)
   37th Chess Olympiad (2006)
   2nd Indonesia Open Chess Championship (2012)
   8th Asian Continental Chess Championship (2009)
   Asian Continental Chess Championship (2012)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Pinoy Masters by Naja

   M Paragua vs A R Saleh Salem (Feb-11-17) 0-1
   S Vaibhav vs M Paragua (Feb-11-17) 1-0
   M Paragua vs S Macagno (Feb-01-17) 1-0, rapid
   M Paragua vs D Pacheco (Feb-01-17) 1-0, rapid
   R Hungaski vs M Paragua (Feb-01-17) 1-0, rapid

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(born Mar-29-1984, 33 years old) Philippines

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Mark Paragua became the youngest Filipino master ever when he was 9 years old. He became the Philippines' youngest IM when he was 14 years and 8 months old, although this record has now been superceded by Wesley So who became an IM at the age of 12 years and 10 months. In August 2005, at the age of 20, he became the youngest ever Filipino Grand Master until Wesley So broke his record by achieving the GM title a couple of months after his 14th birthday.

He qualified for the World Cup (2011) via Asian Zonal 3.3, but lost to English super-GM Michael Adams in the first round. He came =3rd (4th on tiebreak) with 6.5/9 at the HD Bank Open held in Ho Chi Minh City in March 2013 and =2nd (3rd on tiebreak) at the 2013 Asian Continental Championship, thereby qualifying for the World Cup (2013) where he lost to Russian super-GM Dmitry Jakovenko in the first round, and exited the contest.

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Last updated: 2017-03-29 19:17:04

 page 1 of 16; games 1-25 of 385  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Akobian vs M Paragua ½-½35 1993 Wch U10E80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
2. M Paragua vs Navara 1-037 1996 Wch U12B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
3. M Paragua vs P Mach 1-022 1998 Wch U14A07 King's Indian Attack
4. Zhe Quan vs M Paragua  1-069 1999 World Junior Ch.E81 King's Indian, Samisch
5. Wojtkiewicz vs M Paragua ½-½36 1999 U.S. OpenB27 Sicilian
6. R Chalker vs M Paragua 0-129 1999 U.S. OpenB22 Sicilian, Alapin
7. M Paragua vs Mulyar  0-140 1999 U.S. Open (5)B03 Alekhine's Defense
8. I A Nataf vs M Paragua 1-017 2000 New York OpenB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
9. M Turov vs M Paragua  ½-½67 2000 Linares Anibal op 7thB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
10. M Paragua vs Aronian 1-041 2000 Linares Anibal op 7thA07 King's Indian Attack
11. J Stocek vs M Paragua  1-043 2000 Ubeda op 5thB95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6
12. M Paragua vs J M Hodgson 1-046 2000 World OpenB06 Robatsch
13. M Paragua vs A Prasetyo 1-011 2000 World OpenB12 Caro-Kann Defense
14. Yermolinsky vs M Paragua  1-049 2000 World OpenE97 King's Indian
15. M Paragua vs M Feinstein 1-025 2000 World OpenB12 Caro-Kann Defense
16. M Paragua vs G Timoshchenko  ½-½38 2000 Padova opA04 Reti Opening
17. G Timoshchenko vs M Paragua  ½-½43 2001 Valle d'Aosta op 9thE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
18. M Paragua vs A Martorelli 1-031 2001 9th Aosta ValleyB40 Sicilian
19. A Sayson vs M Paragua ½-½39 2001 Zone 3.2aE69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
20. J Gonzales vs M Paragua  0-138 2001 Zone 3.2aA26 English
21. M Paragua vs E Torre  ½-½42 2001 Zone 3.2aA06 Reti Opening
22. M Paragua vs I Datu  1-045 2001 Zone 3.2aC47 Four Knights
23. T Dao vs M Paragua  1-036 2001 Zone 3.2aE73 King's Indian
24. M Paragua vs R Antonio  ½-½6 2001 Zone 3.2aC47 Four Knights
25. B Villamayor vs M Paragua  1-035 2001 Zone 3.2aA48 King's Indian
 page 1 of 16; games 1-25 of 385  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Aug-09-10  MEng: GM Mark Paragua just won recently the Bradley chess open in Connecticut and the Southern chess open in Florida last month. He gained elo rating points from these 2-turnaments.
Aug-09-10  MEng: He's scheduled to play the northeast chess open tournament again in connecticut which was started Aug. 7. 'Hope Mark to gain more elo points.
Aug-28-10  SEMENELIN: Why is GM Paragua not joining the Campomanes Cup?
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  wordfunph: <SEMENELIN>, he's playing in the US..
Aug-30-10  bartolome: oi <SEMENELIN> dyan ka pa pala. tagal mong di nag kibitz
Sep-03-10  SEMENELIN: <bartolome> oo nga eh. busy sa trabaho. di bale andito lang ako nagmamasid. :D
Sep-09-10  balweg214: Hi <SEMENELIN>! Long time no hear. Bakit di ka magkibitz sa page ni GM Wesley So?

Wesley So

Nandun sina <art00>, <e4e5>, <bartolome>, etc... Pasyan ka naman.

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  wordfunph: 13-point stride by Macmac from 2496 to 2509..

go Mac!

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  wordfunph: naka chat ko si GM Macmac awhile back, he's currently playing in 2010 Marshall Chess Club Championship and will play sa King's Island Open in Mason, Ohio on Nov. 12-14..

Mac, wish you all the best!

Nov-07-10  spawn2: GM Mac,

Looks like the hunger and the motivation is back..tuloy tuloy mo lang yan. Philippine Chess needs you.

Nov-08-10  MEng: GM Mark has just won the Marshall Chess Club Championships with 7.5 points. Wish you all the best for your future tournament in the US. Earned more ELO pts. from this tournament which ended Nov. 07.
Nov-08-10  jpcsacristan: WOW,

ayos to ah, congrats GM Paragua, galing talaga ng pinoy, sana sa susunod champion ulit, para pagbalik dito handa na panglaban sa ibang bansa, muli na namang babandera ang pilipino sa larangan ng ahedres,

congrats ulit GM Mark,

Nov-21-10  GmMacky: thanks po
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  wordfunph: whoaaaa! GM Macmac aka <GmMacky> in the house!

pag igihan mo GM Mark, our prayers for you. Thanks for visiting your page..

go Macmac!

Nov-21-10  GmMacky: currently preparing for national chess congress this nov 26-28 in Philadelphia.. Thank you sa lahat ng ngssupport sakin.
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  joeyj: UPDATE !!!

For the past months ... GM Mark Paragua (PHI) been campaigning in the USA ...

He has remarkable rise in his ELO rating the past months !!!

From one of his lowest FIDE rating of 2476 (Jul 2010) to 2509 (Nov 2010) a +33 ELO in 4 months period.

see hereat link >>>

Additionally, to date his LIVE RATING IS ... 2509 + 11.8 = 2520.8

He earned this +11.8 ELO in the recently concluded 2010 Marshall Chess Club Championship, NY, USA (Oct 29 - Nov 7 2010) where he won the championship.


Nov-21-10  pulsar: <GM Macky> Chessgames grant GMs free premium membership in their site. You may want to avail of this like <GMJoey>.

More power!

Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: <joeyj: +33 ELO in 4 months period.>

kaya pala +99 rating points in one year..

GM Mac, sana maibalik mo uli sa 2600+. Dito lang kami sa tabi-tabi nagmamasid sa pagbabalik ng Agila ng Bulacan..

Dec-09-10  asianwarrior: With the way GM Paragua is making his wasy to return to the 2600 plateau, the Philippines might be having 2 to 3 GMs by mid 2011 (GMs So, Antonio and Paragua). GM Paragua might also make a record of sorts by having the fastest rise tothat level.

Make a run for it, GM Paragua!

Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: ang pagbabalik ng agila..

Macmac's rating as of Jan. 2011 = 2521

Dec-31-10  The Eagles: i hope he can reach 2600 this year
Feb-02-11  pinoymaster77: Congratulations! Just learned of your recent win in LA via frdlupang's kibitz in GM Wes' page :

frdalupang: It's nice to know GM Mark Paragua won the Los Angeles Metropolitan Invitational. Pictures and video link below.

Feb-02-11  pinoymaster77: Sorry, here's the link, Mark looks chubbier in the face per his pic, must be settled in the States now :

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  joeyj: UPDATE on GM Mark Paragua PHI(2521)

Re Winning: Jimmy Quon Memorial Final (2nd Metropolitan Chess FIDE Invitational) 19-23 January : Los Angeles, California, USA

read here ...

Feb-03-11  pinoypride: sana participate siya sa mga stronger tournaments.congrats GM Mark!
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