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M Paragua 
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Mark Paragua
Number of games in database: 357
Years covered: 1993 to 2013
Last FIDE rating: 2499
Highest rating achieved in database: 2618
Overall record: +118 -70 =98 (58.4%)*
   * 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.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (48) 
    B90 B22 B30 B33 B40
 King's Indian Attack (18) 
    A07
 Sicilian Najdorf (14) 
    B90 B92 B91 B96 B99
 Slav (13) 
    D11 D12 D15 D13 D14
 French Defense (11) 
    C00 C03 C18 C11 C16
 Caro-Kann (9) 
    B10 B12 B11
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 Movsesian, 2005 1-0
   M Paragua vs J Goh, 2004 1-0
   M Paragua vs Aronian, 2000 1-0
   Adams vs M Paragua, 2011 1/2-1/2
   M Paragua vs Dreev, 2005 1-0
   M Paragua vs W A Medina, 2012 1-0
   Wojtkiewicz vs M Paragua, 1999 1/2-1/2
   M Paragua vs Kamsky, 2006 1/2-1/2
   M Paragua vs D Cilia Vincenti, 2004 1-0

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

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

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

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MARK PARAGUA
(born Mar-29-1984) 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 He became the Philippines' youngest IM when he was 14 years and 8 months old, although this record has now been superceded by Wesley So who became an IM at the age of 12 years and 10 months.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.

Wikipedia article: Mark Paragua


 page 1 of 15; games 1-25 of 357  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. Wojtkiewicz vs M Paragua ½-½36 1999 U.S. OpenB27 Sicilian
5. Zhe Quan vs M Paragua  1-069 1999 World Junior Ch.E81 King's Indian, Samisch
6. M Paragua vs Mulyar  0-140 1999 U.S. Open (5)B03 Alekhine's Defense
7. R Chalker vs M Paragua 0-129 1999 U.S. OpenB22 Sicilian, Alapin
8. M Turov vs M Paragua  ½-½67 2000 Linares Anibal op 7thB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
9. Yermolinsky vs M Paragua  1-049 2000 World OpenE97 King's Indian
10. M Paragua vs G Timoshchenko  ½-½38 2000 Padova opA04 Reti Opening
11. M Paragua vs J M Hodgson 1-046 2000 World OpenB06 Robatsch
12. I A Nataf vs M Paragua 1-017 2000 New York OpenB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
13. M Paragua vs Aronian 1-041 2000 Linares Anibal op 7thA07 King's Indian Attack
14. M Paragua vs M Feinstein  1-025 2000 World OpenB12 Caro-Kann Defense
15. J Stocek vs M Paragua  1-043 2000 Ubeda op 5thB95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6
16. M Paragua vs A Prasetyo 1-011 2000 World OpenB12 Caro-Kann Defense
17. S Himanshu vs M Paragua  0-160 2001 WYB18B98 Sicilian, Najdorf
18. M Gagunashvili vs M Paragua  1-033 2001 WYB18E67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
19. M Paragua vs I Naumkin  ½-½52 2001 Open AC00 French Defense
20. A H Wohl vs M Paragua  1-033 2001 Asian ChampionshipsA48 King's Indian
21. Nguyen Thanh Son vs M Paragua 0-133 2001 Zone 3.2aB23 Sicilian, Closed
22. M Paragua vs A Timofeev  ½-½26 2001 WYB18B81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
23. G Timoshchenko vs M Paragua  ½-½43 2001 Valle d'Aosta op 9thE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
24. M Paragua vs R Di Paolo  ½-½58 2001 Open AC00 French Defense
25. M Paragua vs C Liang  1-029 2001 Asian ChampionshipsB10 Caro-Kann
 page 1 of 15; games 1-25 of 357  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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May-30-11  pinoymaster77: Philstar article :

http://www.philstar.com/SportsArtic...

Jun-08-11  mayfel: it looks like gm paragua is scheduled to go back in USA this month look at this link http://previews.chessdom.com/2011/n...
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...

Jul-15-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: <GmMacky> goodluck sa BOGM, no mercy!
Jul-21-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: 2011 World Cup: GM Paragua paired with GM Shirov..

http://reports.chessdom.com/news-20...

good luck <GmMacky>!

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

http://reports.chessdom.com/news-20...

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

http://www.ncfphilippines.org/ncfp/...

Aug-06-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: thanks <shadowleaf>..

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

Aug-09-11  mayfel: http://www.philstar.com/SportsArtic...

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!
Aug-24-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  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!
Aug-28-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: pokus lang GM Mac! ayak mo yan..
Aug-29-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: GM Macmac, don't lose hope. Habang may game, may pag-asa pa..

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

Aug-29-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  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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