Number of games in database: 108
Years covered: 1967 to 1993
Overall record: +32 -46 =30 (43.5%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.
NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
Ruben Rodriguez vs Van der Wiel, 1982 1-0
Ruben Rodriguez vs Beliavsky, 1982 1/2-1/2
Ulf Andersson vs Ruben Rodriguez, 1982 1/2-1/2
Ruben Rodriguez vs Quinteros, 1982 1-0
Sax vs Ruben Rodriguez, 1982 1/2-1/2
Ruben Rodriguez vs G Garcia Gonzales, 1982 1-0
Ruben Rodriguez vs S Jones, 1970 1-0
NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
Lone Pine (1974)
Riga Interzonal (1979)
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(born Dec-07-1946, died 1995, 48 years old) Philippines
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|He was an IM.|
| page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 108
|1. Fischer vs Ruben Rodriguez
||1-0||28||1967||MERALCO - Beat Bobby Fischer Contest||A04 Reti Opening|
|2. Gligoric vs Ruben Rodriguez
|| ||1-0||31||1968||Meralco Open||E45 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation|
|3. Ruben Rodriguez vs Polugaevsky
|| ||0-1||41||1968||Chess Olympiad Qualifying Group 1||E53 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3|
|4. Ruben Rodriguez vs P Norby
||1-0||37||1968||Chess Olympiad Final-A||C25 Vienna|
|5. Ruben Rodriguez vs G Primavera
|| ||½-½||34||1970||Siegen||B93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4|
|6. Ruben Rodriguez vs S Jones
||1-0||10||1970||ol qual. group 4 GCI-PHI||C78 Ruy Lopez|
|7. A J Whiteley vs Ruben Rodriguez
|| ||½-½||43||1970||Siegen ol (Men) fin-C||D76 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6|
|8. F van Seters vs Ruben Rodriguez
|| ||0-1||31||1972||Chess Olympiad Final-B||B06 Robatsch|
|9. Ruben Rodriguez vs S Mariotti
|| ||0-1||76||1972||Chess Olympiad Final-B||C60 Ruy Lopez|
|10. R Betza vs Ruben Rodriguez
|| ||0-1||51||1974||US op||B22 Sicilian, Alapin|
|11. Ruben Rodriguez vs M Green
|| ||1-0||45||1974||US op||B46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation|
|12. R E Fauber vs Ruben Rodriguez
|| ||0-1||33||1974||Lone Pine||A60 Benoni Defense|
|13. Ruben Rodriguez vs J Frankle
|| ||1-0||64||1974||Lone Pine||E12 Queen's Indian|
|14. Browne vs Ruben Rodriguez
|| ||0-1||52||1974||Lone Pine||B69 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 11.Bxf6|
|15. S Bernstein vs Ruben Rodriguez
||½-½||65||1974||New York Open||E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto|
|16. J van Baarle vs Ruben Rodriguez
|| ||½-½||41||1975||Amsterdam IBM II||B52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack|
|17. Ruben Rodriguez vs B Enklaar
|| ||0-1||40||1975||Amsterdam IBM II||A28 English|
|18. N Weinstein vs Ruben Rodriguez
|| ||½-½||19||1975||Amsterdam IBM II||E73 King's Indian|
|19. Ruben Rodriguez vs D Dieks
|| ||1-0||24||1975||Amsterdam IBM II||D16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|20. I Farago vs Ruben Rodriguez
|| ||1-0||61||1975||Amsterdam IBM II||E94 King's Indian, Orthodox|
|21. Ruben Rodriguez vs Nunn
||0-1||32||1975||Amsterdam IBM II||A17 English|
|22. K Schiffer vs Ruben Rodriguez
|| ||0-1||30||1975||Amsterdam IBM II||E04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3|
|23. Ruben Rodriguez vs J Boey
|| ||1-0||37||1975||Amsterdam IBM II||A25 English|
|24. R Hartoch vs Ruben Rodriguez
|| ||0-1||76||1975||Amsterdam IBM II||B25 Sicilian, Closed|
|25. Ruben Rodriguez vs J Eising
|| ||½-½||74||1975||Amsterdam IBM II||A04 Reti Opening|
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|Feb-19-10|| ||asianwarrior: If I remember it right, he was a co-champion with Eugene Torre twice in the Asian Zone 10 championship (1979 & 1982) and a former US open champion (1975). I hope some of his countrymen add info on his accomplishments as well as his games.|
|Feb-19-10|| ||Caissanist: I don't believe that he was ever US Open champion: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._O....|
|Feb-19-10|| ||asianwarrior: I stand corrected. Thank you.|
|Jul-16-10|| ||The Eagles: a 9-time chess olympian 1968-1972, 1976-1980,1986-1988, 1992
scoring 36 wins 32 loss 32 draws
best olympiad performance 2559 in 1992
|Jun-11-11|| ||wordfunph: on IM Ruben Rodriguez, taken from the book "The Philippines vs. The World" by Tony Benedicto and Frankie Lacambra..|
<Given the breaks in his youth, Ruben would have easily earned the GM title even ahead of Torre, Antonio, and Villamayor.
The last time we saw Ruben was rather late at night while driving on a deserted street leading to BF Homes Almanza in Las Piñas. We almost bumped him. One of your authors stopped his car when he recognized him if if only to greet him to be more careful in crossing dark streets at night wearing grey-colored clothes.
Laughing it off, he told us he had come from one of the houses in the subdivision where he was teaching a promising youngster the intricacies of the Ruy Lopez. Later we learned he was doing it for free.
Rodriguez died a bachelor.>
rest in peace IM Ruben Rodriguez..
|Nov-20-11|| ||wordfunph: in memory of Ruben Rodriguez: 1948-1995, by Ignacio Dee, Chess Asia Vol.11 No. 3|
<Rodriguez first won the national title 1986. He nearly missed out a long-cherished GM norm in the 1992 Olympiad, beating three GMs and losing a won position against super-GM Gata Kamsky on time forfeit, before faltering in his final round game.
Rodriguez's book-worm image was disguised through irrepressible behavior and a bohemian lifestyle that stamped him as an eccentric.
He would guzzle beer, smoke and play chess among friends and players at the Luneta Chess Plaza. He would sleep nearly anywhere, clutching a big travelling bag containing chess books, novels, thick notebooks and canned food.>
rest in peace IM Ruben Rodriguez..
|Nov-20-11|| ||andrewjsacks: In Southern California, we were fortunate enough to have the young "hotshot" speed demon among us for several years, off and on, in the 1970s. Strong player and likeable character.|
|Aug-01-15|| ||wordfunph: Chess Piece -- Bobby Ang
<IM Ruben Rodriguez died over the chessboard. He was playing in one of Mila Emperado’s chess tournaments, a 9-round event. In the 8th round he was among the leaders in the tournament but suffered a diabetic attack against Ponciano Badilles. Ponce was trying to hold an inferior position but suddenly noticed that Rodriguez was very pale and sleeping across the board. When Ruben would not wake up Ponce stood up, asked for help and told Mila he was resigning the game (no truth to the rumor that Ponce waited for Ruben’s clock to fall before calling for medical help). Ruben never woke up. The next day the tournament was cancelled and all prize money went to his funeral.
Perhaps Ruben had already felt the end was near, for in his notebook was a recent note saying that he had no regrets.>
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