|Feb-29-04|| ||ConLaMismaMano: GM Zenon Franco Ocampos when young, was a strong promising player, now he doesn't live any more in Paraguay, he lives in Spain and plays a lot of Open tournaments. |
|Mar-31-05|| ||offramp: Hip! Hip! Ocampus! |
|Mar-31-05|| ||dafish298: He was the teacher of vallejo pons for about 5 years if im not mistaken. He is a really nice guy and if you are looking for a gm to take lessons with online he is a good pick and not too expensive like most gm's. |
|Mar-31-05|| ||Stangg: w00t,he teh player of teh day |
|Mar-31-05|| ||WTHarvey: Here are some crucial positions from Zenon's games not given here: http://www.wtharvey.com/fran.html |
|Nov-18-05|| ||soberknight: Zenon Franco-Ocampos: Good pun by offramp, but I can do better:|
Castling is my middle name!
My first name is a noble gas! (Xenon)
|May-12-06|| ||BIDMONFA: Zenon Franco-Ocampos|
|Sep-16-06|| ||Knight13: A new book came out of this guy.... Copyrighted 2005. It's called "Chess Self-Improvement." It presents 50 games that has parts to let you guess which move is the best, and earn points or lose points to determine your strengh. So it's basicly a training book, or some of you might call it the QUIZ book.|
|Nov-30-07|| ||Phoenix: "Chess Self-Improvement" is a great book, in fact. I highly recommend it.|
|Nov-30-07|| ||WannaBe: Cool, if <Phoenix> recommends it, I'm gonna get it! =)|
|Dec-03-07|| ||Phoenix: Ok! I should warn you then, the games are NOT for the faint of heart!|
|Nov-29-08|| ||whiteshark: He also wrote <Winning Chess Explained - <How chess games are won and lost in practice.>>|
Zenon Franco is a grandmaster from Paraguay who now lives in Spain. He is an experienced chess trainer, his most notable pupil being Paco Vallejo, now one of the world's top grandmasters, whom he taught from 1995 to 1999.
--> Francisco Vallejo-Pons
|May-12-10|| ||wordfunph: chess books by GM Zenon Franco-Ocampos..
+ Chess Explained - The English Opening
+ Chess Explained - The Modern Benoni
+ Chess Self-Improvement
+ Grandmaster Secrets - Counter-Attack!
+ The Art of Attacking Chess
+ The Giant Chess Puzzle Book
+ Winning Chess Explained
|Oct-23-12|| ||Abdel Irada: I wonder whether there's any etymological relationship between this player's first name and the ancient Greek /xenos/, meaning "strange," "foreign" or "unknown."|
If there is, his opponents may think he's a real gas ... unless they suffer from Zenophobia.
|Oct-23-12|| ||blitzpatzer: Zenon = "Living"|
|Oct-23-12|| ||Abdel Irada: Hmm. Then I wonder if any of his opponents suffer from fear of living. ;-)|
|May-16-16|| ||diagonal: Zenón Franco Ocampos is author in the growing <Everyman’s Move By Move> series, he examined in detail Anand's chess career to date, and also wrote the volume on Spassky, and Rubinstein (newly published in 2016).|