Number of games in database: 166
Years covered: 1990 to 2016
Last FIDE rating: 2345 (2299 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2403
Overall record: +69 -55 =41 (54.2%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.
1 exhibition game, blitz/rapid, odds game, etc. is excluded from this statistic.
NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
W Kobese vs Leko, 2001 1-0
W Kobese vs G Nsubuga, 2001 1-0
W Kobese vs S Mikheev, 2008 1-0
W Kobese vs M Poulsen, 2004 1-0
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2001)
NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
Hastings 2005/06 (2006)
Commonwealth and South African Open (2011)
Gibraltar Masters (2005)
36th Olympiad (2004)
37th Chess Olympiad (2006)
Chess Olympiad (2010)
Gibtelecom Chess Festival (2006)
Chess Olympiad (2014)
Chess Olympiad (2016)
🏆 Chess Olympiad
W Kobese vs D Davy (Sep-13-16) 1-0
F Mandizha vs W Kobese (Sep-12-16) 1/2-1/2
W G P Morales vs W Kobese (Sep-11-16) 1/2-1/2
W Kobese vs S Tologontegin (Sep-10-16) 1-0
W Kobese vs Nguyen Huynh Minh Huy (Sep-08-16) 1/2-1/2
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| page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 166
|1. W Kobese vs B Schneider
|| ||1-0||34||1990||Badenweiler op||B42 Sicilian, Kan|
|2. Blatny vs W Kobese
||1-0||121||1991||Bad Woerishofen||D02 Queen's Pawn Game|
|3. W Kobese vs E Dragomarezkij
||1-0||45||1991||Krumbach||B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation|
|4. W Kobese vs O Korneev
|| ||0-1||41||1991||Krumbach open||C80 Ruy Lopez, Open|
|5. T Luther vs W Kobese
|| ||½-½||42||1993||Altensteig||C86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack|
|6. W Kobese vs Joel Benjamin
|| ||0-1||47||1994||Olympiad||B46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation|
|7. Hracek vs W Kobese
|| ||1-0||33||1994||Olympiad||C91 Ruy Lopez, Closed|
|8. D Hergott vs W Kobese
|| ||½-½||90||1994||Olympiad||E92 King's Indian|
|9. W Kobese vs D Sermek
|| ||1-0||40||1994||Olympiad||B33 Sicilian|
|10. B Alterman vs W Kobese
|| ||1-0||58||1996||Erevan ol (Men)||A80 Dutch|
|11. B Zueger vs W Kobese
|| ||½-½||45||1996||Erevan ol (Men)||A10 English|
|12. A Sokolov vs W Kobese
|| ||1-0||34||1997||Groningen,FIDE WCH k.o NED||C82 Ruy Lopez, Open|
|13. W Kobese vs A Sokolov
|| ||½-½||41||1997||Groningen,FIDE WCH k.o NED||B45 Sicilian, Taimanov|
|14. W Kobese vs E Schiller
|| ||1-0||44||1998||Hawaii (USA)||C41 Philidor Defense|
|15. G Timoshenko vs W Kobese
|| ||1-0||42||1998||Linares Anibal op 5th||A88 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6|
|16. Degraeve vs W Kobese
|| ||1-0||45||1998||Ubeda op 3rd||C55 Two Knights Defense|
|17. Fedorowicz vs W Kobese
||0-1||53||1998||San Francisco Mechanics||C47 Four Knights|
|18. Lautier vs W Kobese
|| ||1-0||33||1999||Ch World FIDE, Las Vegas (USA)||E92 King's Indian|
|19. W Kobese vs Lautier
||0-1||23||1999||Ch World FIDE, Las Vegas (USA)||B47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation|
|20. W Kobese vs I Rausis
|| ||1-0||47||1999||V Open||B76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack|
|21. Leko vs W Kobese
||1-0||43||2001||FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament||C84 Ruy Lopez, Closed|
|22. W Kobese vs Leko
||1-0||59||2001||FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament||B10 Caro-Kann|
|23. W Morrison vs W Kobese
|| ||½-½||34||2001||Wilbert Paige Mem||C85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)|
|24. M Schleifer vs W Kobese
|| ||½-½||55||2001||Wilbert Paige Mem||E67 King's Indian, Fianchetto|
|25. W Kobese vs A Simutowe
|| ||½-½||10||2001||Wilbert Paige Mem||E92 King's Indian|
| page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 166
|Oct-12-05|| ||aw1988: This is, if I recall, Africa's strongest player.|
|Oct-12-05|| ||gadfly: <aw1988>Are you talikng about South Africa (the country) or the African continent as a whole. If it is the continent, I definitely disagree. An example of s higher rated player is Hichem Handouchi from Morocco, with a current ELO of 2574. As a matter of fact, Kobese is currently not even South Africa's highest rated player. George Michelakis has 25 points more than Kobese. If you are talking about peak rating of players, Kobese's best is 2415 which is 10 points lower than Michelakis's current rating. Did not bother to check Michelakis's best rating. I would guess that currently Handouchi is Africa's best player, but I am not completely sure, I must admit.|
|Oct-12-05|| ||aw1988: Sorry, I did mean South America.|
|Oct-12-05|| ||WannaBe: Since I am lazy, and have done my 'duty' of writing a bio. Here is a wonderful link on IM Watu!!|
If anyone care to research and write a bio. click on the search google link and you'll get more info!
|Oct-29-05|| ||offramp: Is he massively overweight?|
|Oct-29-05|| ||aw1988: Africa too, not America.|
|Apr-28-08|| ||MadBishop: Well currently, he IS the highest rated player in South Africa. Bt I won't let that deter me as I take him on in a simul in July! Watch out Mr Kobese! ;-)|
|Aug-04-08|| ||myschkin: . . .
The “African Lion” <IM Watu Kobese> won the South African Open 2008 with a staggering 9.5/11 (+8).
At one stage he had eight wins in a row and was only cooled by a draw to IM Thomas Rendle. IM Kenny Solomon came in second on 9/11 with losses to Kobese and Rendle.
|Dec-11-08|| ||gambitfan: Kobese Tu Hoang 1996
|May-19-10|| ||Tabanus: http://ratings.fide.com/card.phtml?...
2nd today in "Taça CUCA SA", Angola, 13-19 May 2010:
|May-19-10|| ||Raisin Death Ray: Wow! I didn't know George Foreman played chess!|
|Jun-27-10|| ||wordfunph: Raisin Death Ray: Wow! I didn't know George Foreman played chess!>|
lol! happy birthday IM Watu "Foreman" Kobese!
|Jun-27-10|| ||Winter: He's more than fit for chessboxing!|
|Jul-14-12|| ||TaongWalangAlam: Mga kabayan, exercise is also an important part of chess and any other sport. If Kobe Bryant stops exercising, kabayan, he will become like this player Kobese. Oks ba mga kabayan?|
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