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Joseph Fang
Number of games in database: 70
Years covered: 1988 to 2005
Last FIDE rating: 2321
Highest rating achieved in database: 2330

Overall record: +34 -24 =12 (57.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Modern Benoni (7) 
    A57 A69
 Benko Gambit (5) 
 Reti System (4) 
 King's Indian (4) 
    E99 E94 E77
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (6) 
    B27 B56 B41 B32 B44
 Robatsch (4) 
 Ruy Lopez (4) 
    C68 C89 C90 C84
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   Nakamura vs J Fang, 1999 0-1
   M Gottlieb vs J Fang, 1993 0-1
   J Fang vs B Weinstein, 1992 1-0
   J Fang vs Chiburdanidze, 1989 1-0

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(born Sep-07-1959, 58 years old) United States of America

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 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 70  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. W Shipman vs J Fang  1-0511988US opB06 Robatsch
2. D B Gurevich vs J Fang  1-047198889th US OpenA42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
3. S Wagman vs J Fang  ½-½54198917th World OpenC55 Two Knights Defense
4. J Fang vs D Kopec  1-0361989Queen City op 13thE30 Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad
5. J Fang vs Joel Benjamin  0-134198917th World OpenE31 Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, Main line
6. J Fang vs Chiburdanidze 1-0191989World opD91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5
7. J Fang vs J Veach  1-0471989World opA57 Benko Gambit
8. M Casella vs J Fang  0-1221990New EnglandC45 Scotch Game
9. J Fang vs Yermolinsky  0-150199018th World OpenD91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5
10. J Fang vs E Tate  1-046199018th World OpenB22 Sicilian, Alapin
11. J Fang vs Yermolinsky  0-1301992Philadelphia World opB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
12. J Fang vs B Weinstein  1-0291992Philadelphia (USA)C55 Two Knights Defense
13. Wojtkiewicz vs J Fang  1-0251992Philadelphia World op , 9205E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
14. Kudrin vs J Fang  1-0631993World Op, PhiladelphiaC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
15. A Dunne vs J Fang  1-0251993World Op, PhiladelphiaB06 Robatsch
16. J Fang vs A Minasian 0-1291993World Op, PhiladelphiaA69 Benoni, Four Pawns Attack, Main line
17. J Fang vs J A Curdo 1-0231993NashuaA00 Uncommon Opening
18. J Fang vs Kudrin 0-1401993World Op A, PhiladelphiaD91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5
19. M Gottlieb vs J Fang 0-1161993New York op (01)C55 Two Knights Defense
20. J Fang vs de Firmian 1-0361993New York openE30 Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad
21. J Fang vs Van Wely 1-0451993New York opA69 Benoni, Four Pawns Attack, Main line
22. J Fang vs Palatnik 1-0251994World op 22ndA57 Benko Gambit
23. Yermolinsky vs J Fang 0-140199422nd World OpenB08 Pirc, Classical
24. Joel Benjamin vs J Fang  1-062199422nd World OpenB08 Pirc, Classical
25. J Fang vs A Zapata  1-032199422nd World OpenE77 King's Indian
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Kibitzer's Corner
May-25-05  soberknight: Was he a White Fang? (I don't intend to be racist.)
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  Jim Bartle: No, that only means he was playing white...Of course his favorite opening was the (Jack) London System.
Jun-28-08  apexin: a fairly recent game of joseph fang:
[Event "7th Foxwoods Open"]
[Site ""]
[Date "2005.??.??"]
[Round "-"]
[White "Fang Joseph"]
[Black "Cherniack Alex"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo "2374"]
[BlackElo "2259"]

1. Nf3 d5 2. c4 c6 3. d4 Nf6 4. Nc3 e6 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bxf6 gxf6 7. e4 dxe4 8. Nxe4 f5 9. Nc3 Bg7 10. Qd2 c5 11. d5 e5 12. Be2 O-O 13. O-O Nd7 14. Rad1 Qf6 15. g3 b6 16. Nh4 Bb7 17. Qc2 e4 18. f3 Qg5 19. fxe4 Qe3+ 20. Kh1 Bxc3 21. Nxf5 0-1

an interesting game from theoretical point of view featuring the rare 6...gxf6 in the semi-slav, but why did black resign?

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21...Qg5 and i cant see i win for white after 22.Qxc3.

Jun-28-08  RookFile: One way for white to win is 21...Qg5 22. Rf4.
Jun-29-08  apexin: thank you <RookFile> i completely overlooked that! the line i saw first was something like 21...Qg5 22.Qxc3 Kh7 23.h4 Qf6 where white is probably winning due to 24.Qxf6 Nxf6 25.Nh6+ but 22.Rf4 is a simpler win.
Aug-09-12  waustad: Sadly I don't see any C27 openings, the Frankenstein-Dracula variation of the Vienna Game.
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  HeMateMe: He was a bulldog, on defence.
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  kdogphs: I watched Mr. Fang play at the Nashua Open this past year in New Hampshire, he played King's Indian against an IM (I believe)and won rather handily.
May-24-14  waustad: He's too young to have been married to Phyllis Diller.
Premium Chessgames Member
  morfishine: Hard to believe Joe Fang only has 70 games in the database. He's been collecting high-rated scalps for years. I remember reading about his games in the 1980's in Chess Life

Maybe I'm confusing him with "Max the Axe" Zavanelli


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