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|Feb-11-09|| ||Karpova: <engr.jm: <Karpova> Are you a Filipino?>
No, I'm not. I was just answering to a post which its author deleted after I finished mine.|
|Apr-02-09|| ||batugan69: Hello, BIDMONFA. Where are you, sir? Kindly post a picture of GM Balinas, please, BIDMONFA. LOL!|
|Apr-02-09|| ||visayanbraindoctor: Just passing by and I noticed your post of missing games. Thanks <Karpova>. I think that GM Balinas was the second Filipino to gain the GM title after GM Torre. However, he could not have been regarded as a chess professional as he seemed to have been into his practice as a lawyer full time. Had he been born into a country that supported its chessplayers financially, GM Balinas would probably have excelled more. I believe he could not practice law and chess at the same time; and eventually had to abandon chess.|
|Aug-22-09|| ||joecapablanca: The Wikipedia link below on GM Rosendo Carreon [the correct spelling] Balinas is a good source of his bio and achievements.|
As a true lawyer that Balinas was, he took on and publicly opposed Campomanes' abuse of power and repressive treatment of Filipino chess players who opposed him.
Grandmaster Balinas did not abandon chess but was blacklisted by Campomanes, who instead bankrolled Torre's chess career full time.
Balinas consequently left the Philippines and joined his parents in the U. S. where he played infrequently due to poor health.
He passed away on September, 1998, from liver cancer.
True to his conviction, Grandmaster Balinas, on national GMA TV coverage, condemned Campomanes and his cohort Casto Abundo for their self enriching abuse of their position, and for setting Philippine chess back.
It is gratifying to see what the new Philippine chess leadership of Hon. Pichay have achieved with so many Filipino chess talents now achieving their Grandmaster title in such a short time.
|Sep-05-09|| ||joecapablanca: To Batugan 69, Atty. Rosendo Carreon Balinas, Jr.'s Pictures in You Tube :) Showing Fischer squirming under Balinas' mating attack. Fischer survived and they drew the match.|
In the Meralco sponsored "Beat Bobby Fischer" of the top 10 Filipino masters, only GM Balinas [then a National Master, compared to Bobby's GM title] upheld the Filipino's tinik sa chess against Fischer, the Best Chess Player in the universe :) That is why Balinas is considered the best Asian player ever before Anand and Torre came along.
|Dec-17-10|| ||wordfunph: GM Rosendo Balinas as Asia's 2nd Grandmaster whewww!|
thanks to sir Bobby Ang..
|May-25-12|| ||LoveThatJoker: It would be nice to see some more conversation on GM Balinas, Jr.|
|Apr-22-14|| ||GrahamClayton: When Balinas gained his GM title by winning the tournament in Odessa in 1976, he became the first foreign master to win a tournament in the USSR since Jose Capablanca's victory at Moscow in 1936.|
|Nov-22-14|| ||kamagong24: @GrahamClayton: thanks for the trivia!!!
22nov14 another special day!.... :)
|Nov-28-14|| ||kamagong24: another 22nd of nov has passed...|
|Nov-29-14|| ||kamagong24: grabe traffic kanina haaa|
|Nov-29-14|| ||kamagong24: this is the only pic i ca find of GM Balinas
|Dec-01-14|| ||kamagong24: and so it starts...|
|Dec-01-14|| ||kamagong24: http://youtu.be/1D5PtyrewSs|
|Dec-02-14|| ||torrefan: A book on Balinas:
|Dec-04-14|| ||kamagong24: parating na si Hagupit!!! local name Typhoon Ruby!!!|
|Dec-11-14|| ||kamagong24: reboot!|
|Dec-11-14|| ||kamagong24: <torrefan> A book on Balinas|
|Dec-15-14|| ||kamagong24: another day....|
|Jan-02-15|| ||kamagong24: http://kalayaancentre.ca/files/imag...|
|Jan-08-15|| ||kamagong24: this is starting to get weird...|
|May-02-15|| ||kamagong24: good luck pacquiao!!!|
|Jul-25-15|| ||kamagong24: https://youtu.be/Zh2sY57azXM
|Feb-04-16|| ||kamagong24: https://youtu.be/Ik9-RfvtOtE|
|Aug-30-16|| ||kamagong24: 42nd World Chess Olympiad 2016
Sept. 1-14 Baku, Azerbaijan
Good luck RP Team!!!
GM Eugene Torre
GM Julio Catalino Sadorra
GM John Paul Gomez
GM Banjo Barcenilla
IM Paulo Bersamina
WIM Janelle Mae Frayna
WIM Jan Jodilyn Fronda
WIM Catherine Perena Secopito
WFM Shanai Mae Mendoza
Cristy Lemiel Bernales
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