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Ruben Rodriguez
Number of games in database: 113
Years covered: 1967 to 1993

Overall record: +33 -49 =31 (42.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (8) 
    B46 B45 B62 B81 B93
 Ruy Lopez (6) 
    C99 C72 C92 C78 C60
 Queen's Indian (5) 
    E15 E12 E16
 King's Indian (5) 
    E75 E82 E70 E62 E97
 Modern Benoni (4) 
    A56 A57 A67 A71
 English (4) 
    A17 A10 A13
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (9) 
    B92 B52 B81 B22 B25
 King's Indian (7) 
    E62 E73 E70 E97 E74
 Grunfeld (6) 
    D85 D76 D94
 Modern Benoni (4) 
    A60 A56 A62
 Sicilian Najdorf (4) 
    B92 B91 B90
 Ruy Lopez (4) 
    C80 C69 C73 C72
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Ruben Rodriguez vs Van der Wiel, 1982 1-0
   Ruben Rodriguez vs Beliavsky, 1982 1/2-1/2
   Ruben Rodriguez vs S Jones, 1970 1-0
   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 Gonzalez, 1982 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 113  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Fischer vs Ruben Rodriguez 1-0281967MERALCO - Beat Bobby Fischer ContestA07 King's Indian Attack
2. Gligoric vs Ruben Rodriguez  1-0311968Meralco OpenE45 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation
3. Ruben Rodriguez vs Polugaevsky  0-1411968Chess Olympiad Qualifying Group 1E53 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
4. Ruben Rodriguez vs P Norby 1-0371968Chess Olympiad Final-AA07 King's Indian Attack
5. Ruben Rodriguez vs G Primavera  ½-½341970SiegenB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
6. Ruben Rodriguez vs S Jones 1-0101970ol qual. group 4 GCI-PHIC78 Ruy Lopez
7. A J Whiteley vs Ruben Rodriguez  ½-½431970Siegen ol (Men) fin-CD76 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6
8. F van Seters vs Ruben Rodriguez  0-1311972Chess Olympiad Final-BB06 Robatsch
9. Ruben Rodriguez vs S Mariotti  0-1761972Chess Olympiad Final-BC60 Ruy Lopez
10. R E Fauber vs Ruben Rodriguez  0-1331974Lone PineA60 Benoni Defense
11. Ruben Rodriguez vs J Frankle  1-0641974Lone PineE12 Queen's Indian
12. Browne vs Ruben Rodriguez  0-1521974Lone PineB69 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 11.Bxf6
13. R Betza vs Ruben Rodriguez 0-151197475th US OpenB22 Sicilian, Alapin
14. Ruben Rodriguez vs M Green  1-045197475th US OpenB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
15. S Bernstein vs Ruben Rodriguez ½-½65197475th US OpenE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
16. J van Baarle vs Ruben Rodriguez  ½-½411975Amsterdam IBM IIB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
17. Ruben Rodriguez vs B Enklaar  0-1401975Amsterdam IBM IIA28 English
18. N Weinstein vs Ruben Rodriguez  ½-½191975Amsterdam IBM IIE73 King's Indian
19. Ruben Rodriguez vs D Dieks  1-0241975Amsterdam IBM IID16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
20. I Farago vs Ruben Rodriguez  1-0611975Amsterdam IBM IIE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
21. Ruben Rodriguez vs Nunn 0-1321975Amsterdam IBM-BA17 English
22. K Schiffer vs Ruben Rodriguez 0-1301975Amsterdam IBM IIE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
23. Ruben Rodriguez vs J Boey  1-0371975Amsterdam IBM IIA25 English
24. R Hartoch vs Ruben Rodriguez  0-1761975Amsterdam IBM IIB25 Sicilian, Closed
25. Ruben Rodriguez vs J Eising  ½-½741975Amsterdam IBM IIA04 Reti Opening
 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 113  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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:
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
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  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..

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  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..

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  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.
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  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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