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M Paragua 
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Mark Paragua
Number of games in database: 359
Years covered: 1993 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2510 (2587 rapid, 2526 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2618
Overall record: +118 -70 =100 (58.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      71 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (49) 
    B90 B30 B33 B22 B47
 King's Indian Attack (20) 
 Sicilian Najdorf (15) 
    B90 B92 B96 B99 B91
 Slav (13) 
    D11 D12 D15 D13 D14
 Caro-Kann (9) 
    B10 B12 B11
 French Defense (9) 
    C00 C03 C18 C11 C16
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (62) 
    B51 B90 B50 B92 B22
 King's Indian (41) 
    E67 E92 E97 E94 E61
 Sicilian Najdorf (23) 
    B90 B92 B98 B95 B93
 Slav (18) 
    D11 D17 D15 D12 D13
 English (7) 
    A10 A15 A18
 Queen's Pawn Game (7) 
    A45 D02 D00 E00
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   M Paragua vs D Debashis, 2012 1-0
   M Paragua vs J Goh, 2004 1-0
   M Paragua vs Movsesian, 2005 1-0
   M Paragua vs Aronian, 2000 1-0
   M Paragua vs D Cilia Vincenti, 2004 1-0
   M Paragua vs Dreev, 2005 1-0
   A Gupta vs M Paragua, 2012 0-1
   Adams vs M Paragua, 2011 1/2-1/2
   M Paragua vs M Aulia, 2012 1-0
   M Paragua vs C Liang, 2001 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)
   37th Chess Olympiad (2006)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   8th Asian Continental Chess Championship (2009)
   FIDE World Cup (2005)
   Asian Individual Championship (2007)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   3rd HD Bank Cup (2013)
   Asian Continental Chess Championship (2012)
   10th Asian Individual Championships (2011)
   Chess Olympiad (2012)
   2nd Indonesia Open Chess Championship (2012)

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

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(born Mar-29-1984, 32 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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 page 1 of 15; games 1-25 of 359  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. R Chalker vs M Paragua 0-129 1999 U.S. OpenB22 Sicilian, Alapin
5. Wojtkiewicz vs M Paragua ½-½36 1999 U.S. OpenB27 Sicilian
6. Zhe Quan vs M Paragua  1-069 1999 World Junior Ch.E81 King's Indian, Samisch
7. M Paragua vs Mulyar  0-140 1999 U.S. Open (5)B03 Alekhine's Defense
8. M Paragua vs Aronian 1-041 2000 Linares Anibal op 7thA07 King's Indian Attack
9. Yermolinsky vs M Paragua  1-049 2000 World OpenE97 King's Indian
10. J Stocek vs M Paragua  1-043 2000 Ubeda op 5thB95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6
11. M Paragua vs J M Hodgson 1-046 2000 World OpenB06 Robatsch
12. M Turov vs M Paragua  ½-½67 2000 Linares Anibal op 7thB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
13. M Paragua vs M Feinstein 1-025 2000 World OpenB12 Caro-Kann Defense
14. I A Nataf vs M Paragua 1-017 2000 New York OpenB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
15. M Paragua vs G Timoshchenko  ½-½38 2000 Padova opA04 Reti Opening
16. M Paragua vs A Prasetyo 1-011 2000 World OpenB12 Caro-Kann Defense
17. M Paragua vs R Di Paolo  ½-½58 2001 Open AA07 King's Indian Attack
18. M Paragua vs M Al-Modiahki  0-141 2001 Asian ChampionshipsA07 King's Indian Attack
19. M Paragua vs I Datu  1-045 2001 Zone 3.2aC47 Four Knights
20. M Paragua vs D Popovic 1-048 2001 WYB18A48 King's Indian
21. V Georgiev vs M Paragua  0-139 2001 Open AA25 English
22. M Paragua vs C Garma  1-039 2001 Asian ChampionshipsC00 French Defense
23. M Paragua vs D Laylo  1-043 2001 Zone 3.2aB40 Sicilian
24. M Paragua vs A Kovchan  ½-½21 2001 WYB18B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
25. P Van Hoolandt vs M Paragua  0-138 2001 Open AA26 English
 page 1 of 15; games 1-25 of 359  PGN Download
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May-30-11  pinoymaster77: Philstar article :

Jun-08-11  mayfel: it looks like gm paragua is scheduled to go back in USA this month look at this link
Jun-11-11  pinoymaster77: Ok, kelangan ulit magipon, he got WCC ticket.

Maybe this means no Campo Cup, if ever NCFP will send players...

Jun-11-11  mayfel: but i hope he will come for the bogm together with our newest gm sadorra
Jun-23-11  pinoymaster77: Is GM Paragua back, or still in Phils.

Its mentioned in pinoychessinforme he will grace a youth chess event in Makati this Sat...

Jun-23-11  pulsar: Is this the same group that had a WGM grace their event? Baka torya na naman, haha.
Jul-04-11  pinoymaster77: Yup pulsar, same group but tapped IA Lao this time, and sked na 2 days that will be tough in the middle of school days...

Tahimik sa Campo Cup ah kung may naglaro. Oh well, sit back for some news later amidst all that is happening in Philippine chess...

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  wordfunph: <GmMacky> goodluck sa BOGM, no mercy!
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  wordfunph: 2011 World Cup: GM Paragua paired with GM Shirov..

good luck <GmMacky>!

Jul-24-11  shadowleaf04: 2011 World Cup UPDATE: GM Paragua now paired with GM Michael Adams at #21

Jul-25-11  pinoymaster77: Oo nga, nasa NCFP site din from Ed Andaya, not much difference #28 yung isa, the other is #29 :

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  wordfunph: thanks <shadowleaf>..

20 days and <GmMacky> to face GM Adams sa World Cup, all the best Mac!

Aug-09-11  mayfel:

our very own GM Torre trains GM Paragua for his stint in this year's World Cup.. how about GM So who trains this young fella??

Aug-09-11  RuyLupit: Wow, that's good news Mayfel. GM Torre's vast experience will surely help GM Paragua.
Aug-16-11  pinoymaster77: Per NCFP Calendar eh Aug 20th/Sat na pala. Must be winding down on the prepns here, and then flight na later this week!
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  wordfunph: bookie update..

Adams $700
Paragua $115

super-dehado, ok lang Mac fight!

Aug-27-11  pinoymaster77: This is it!! All the best vs GM Adams!
Aug-27-11  giwgiw: GoodLuck GM Paragua! Beat GM Adams!
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  wordfunph: pokus lang GM Mac! ayak mo yan..
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  wordfunph: GM Macmac, don't lose hope. Habang may game, may pag-asa pa..

no more tomorrow sa 2nd game, buhos mo na Mac!

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  wordfunph: kamuntik na si Mickey sa 2nd game yayyy!

we're proud of you GM Mac!

Aug-29-11  TiburcioTinio: Parang may panalo ka po sa move 83 mo gm paragua.
Aug-29-11  pinoymaster77: Good game in game 2, umabot sa panalo-tabla na posisyon and UK's own 'Living Legend' Mikey Adams had to defend solidly to secure the draw...

Hope it gives Macmac the inspiration to get back his 2600 form, and tama nga per chess friends' observations will need lifestyle change, and dedication...

Regarding Adams, ilang decades na ba na siya pa rin ang British top gun? Maybe spanning at least 2 decades na?

Aug-30-11  pinoymaster77: Nag stay over kaya Mark sa Khanty to possibly assist GM Wes?
Sep-01-11  RuyLupit: GM Paragua got $4800 for qualifying and playing in round 1. Not bad. GM So guaranteed $8000 for advancing to round 2. Malaki siguro ang premyo ni Wes nung umabot siya sa Round 4 nuon.
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