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John Paul Gomez
Number of games in database: 220
Years covered: 2001 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2464 (2470 rapid, 2451 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2541

Overall record: +78 -55 =87 (55.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (20) 
    B93 B25 B23 B31 B52
 Ruy Lopez (12) 
    C77 C67 C96 C90 C94
 Grunfeld (10) 
    D90 D72 D79 D80 D76
 English (8) 
    A16 A15 A10 A18 A13
 Queen's Pawn Game (7) 
    E00 E10 A45 A41
 Sicilian Najdorf (5) 
    B93 B90
With the Black pieces:
 Slav (23) 
    D12 D10 D14 D17 D11
 French Defense (19) 
    C11 C05 C02 C03 C16
 Sicilian (14) 
    B27 B22 B31 B78 B32
 Queen's Pawn Game (11) 
    D02 A45 E00 D00 D01
 Grunfeld (8) 
    D85 D90 D81 D97 D73
 Ruy Lopez (8) 
    C65 C67
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   J P Gomez vs To Nhat Minh, 2017 1-0
   J P Gomez vs S Kapnisis, 2001 1-0
   J P Gomez vs B Laurent, 2008 1-0
   J P Gomez vs W Li, 2009 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Bangkok Chess Club Open (2015)
   10th Asian Individual Championship (2011)
   Asian Continental Chess Championship (2012)
   16th Asian Games (Men Teams) (2010)
   HD Bank Cup (2017)
   2nd Indonesia Open Chess Championship (2012)
   Chess Olympiad (2010)
   8th Asian Continental Chess Championship (2009)
   Olympiad (2008)
   World Junior Championship (2006)
   3rd HD Bank Cup (2013)
   Chess Olympiad (2014)
   Qatar Masters (2014)
   Chess Olympiad (2018)
   Chess Olympiad (2016)

   🏆 Asian Continental
   Wan Yunguo vs J P Gomez (Jun-14-19) 1-0
   J P Gomez vs Yinglun Xu (Jun-13-19) 1/2-1/2
   J P Gomez vs G B Harshavardhan (Jun-12-19) 1-0
   Ziji Zhang vs J P Gomez (Jun-11-19) 1/2-1/2
   J P Gomez vs S Kojima (Jun-10-19) 1/2-1/2

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(born May-23-1986, 33 years old) Philippines

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Grandmaster. "The Pope".

 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 220  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J P Gomez vs J Berkvens  1-0442001WJunB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
2. Z Izoria vs J P Gomez  1-0512001WJunE15 Queen's Indian
3. J P Gomez vs D Mastrovasilis  1-0932001WJunB44 Sicilian
4. A Korobov vs J P Gomez  1-0492001WJunE17 Queen's Indian
5. J P Gomez vs D Flores 1-0262001WJunC67 Ruy Lopez
6. E Berg vs J P Gomez 1-0662001WJunB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
7. J P Gomez vs L Vajda  ½-½672001WJunB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
8. A Schenk vs J P Gomez  1-0522001WJunE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
9. D Schneider vs J P Gomez  1-0462001WJunB50 Sicilian
10. J P Gomez vs S Kapnisis  1-0652001WJunC67 Ruy Lopez
11. J P Gomez vs B Grachev  1-0422001WYB16B81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
12. Zhao Zong-Yuan vs J P Gomez  ½-½182001WYB16C11 French
13. J P Gomez vs A Zhigalko  ½-½212001WYB16B51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
14. J P Gomez vs A Pixton  ½-½462001WYB16B78 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long
15. Mamedyarov vs J P Gomez 1-0322001WYB16E17 Queen's Indian
16. F Berkes vs J P Gomez  ½-½252001WYB16A45 Queen's Pawn Game
17. Wang Yue vs J P Gomez  1-0372006World Junior ChampionshipD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
18. C Klaasen vs J P Gomez  ½-½442006World Junior ChampionshipC16 French, Winawer
19. J P Gomez vs W Li  1-0942006World Junior ChampionshipB42 Sicilian, Kan
20. R Nechepurenko vs J P Gomez  1-0832006World Junior ChampionshipA00 Uncommon Opening
21. J P Gomez vs R Sangma  1-0272006World Junior ChampionshipD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
22. D Andreikin vs J P Gomez  1-0742006World Junior ChampionshipA28 English
23. J P Gomez vs F Corrales Jimenez  1-0562006World Junior ChampionshipB23 Sicilian, Closed
24. Le Quang Liem vs J P Gomez  0-1712006World Junior ChampionshipE15 Queen's Indian
25. J P Gomez vs B Esen  ½-½432006World Junior ChampionshipB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 220  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Jul-15-15  Pulo y Gata: There's no mention of a "brilliancy prize". I think B. Ang just categorized the win as "brilliancy". Maybe GM Panjol can confirm?
Sep-30-15  pinoymaster77: Latest ratings. Learned na SAD state of Phil chess if 2 of our TOP GMs are now inactive or stopped their daily chess studies. Demoralization has crept in, and kelangan magamot agad else it would be a further downward spiral !

# Name Title Fed Rating G B-Year
1 Gomez, John Paul g PHI 2512 0 1986
2 Paragua, Mark g PHI 2510 0 1984
3 Barbosa, Oliver g PHI 2506 0 1986
4 Sanchez, Joseph g PHI 2504 0 1970
5 Sadorra, Julio Catalino g PHI 2501 0 1986
6 Laylo, Darwin g PHI 2484 0 1980
7 Antonio, Rogelio Jr g PHI 2478 0 1962
8 Torre, Eugenio g PHI 2463 0 1951
9 Barcenilla, Rogelio g PHI 2455 0 1972
10 Villamayor, Buenaventura g PHI 2454 0 1967 11 Pascua, Haridas m PHI 2452 9 1993
12 Salvador, Roland g PHI 2434 0 1982
13 Bitoon, Richard g PHI 2417 0 1975
14 Nolte, Rolando m PHI 2414 0 1972
15 Yap, Kim Steven m PHI 2399 0 1988
16 Garcia, Jan Emmanuel m PHI 2395 0 1995
17 Ballecer, Dino PHI 2392 0
18 Gonzales, Jayson g PHI 2379 0 1969
19 Dimakiling, Oliver m PHI 2377 0 1980
20 De Guzman, Ricardo m PHI 2369 6 1961
21 Bersamina, Paulo m PHI 2361 0 1998
22 Mascarinas, Rico m PHI 2355 0 1953
23 Abelgas, Roel PHI 2353 0 1980
24 Severino, Sander f PHI 2349 0
25 Segarra, Randy f PHI 2342 0

Oct-06-15  pinoymaster77: Sana makalaro GM Panjol sa BOGM 2015, Oct 14 to 22 daw sa PSC Canteen
Oct-25-15  pinoymaster77: Naka enter GM Panjol though not a good start with 0.5/2, may 8 games pa naman sya and still early. May 4 leaders na may 2pts after 3 rounds.
Nov-06-15  pinoymaster77: For Nov list, as GM JP took a brief hiatus and skipped a Malaysian event, eh GM Oli slipped up to #1. Pero Oli could be in trouble with NCFP again having skipped the last BOGM without proper paalam yata, nasa US ulit.

JP din naman has a recent concern, and sana na address na

GMs Paragua and Sanchez are inactive with NCFP, so GM Ino ang de facto #3, di rin maganda ang suporta so far :

Philippines (Active players)

# Name Title Fed Rating G B-Year
1 Barbosa, Oliver g PHI 2521 22 1986
2 Gomez, John Paul g PHI 2512 0 1986
3 Paragua, Mark g PHI 2510 0 1984
4 Sanchez, Joseph g PHI 2504 0 1970
5 Sadorra, Julio Catalino g PHI 2501 0 1986
6 Antonio, Rogelio Jr g PHI 2478 0 1962
7 Laylo, Darwin g PHI 2471 18 1980
8 Torre, Eugenio g PHI 2468 9 1951
9 Pascua, Haridas m PHI 2462 8 1993
10 Barcenilla, Rogelio g PHI 2456 6 1972
11 Villamayor, Buenaventura g PHI 2454 0 1967
12 Salvador, Roland g PHI 2434 0 1982
13 Nolte, Rolando m PHI 2417 9 1972
13 Bitoon, Richard g PHI 2417 0 1975
15 Garcia, Jan Emmanuel m PHI 2395 0 1995
16 Nava, Roderick m PHI 2392 9 1985
16 Ballecer, Dino PHI 2392 0
18 Gonzales, Jayson g PHI 2388 9 1969
19 Yap, Kim Steven m PHI 2379 5 1988
20 Dimakiling, Oliver m PHI 2372 9 1980
21 De Guzman, Ricardo m PHI 2361 9 1961
21 Bersamina, Paulo m PHI 2361 0 1998
23 Mascarinas, Rico m PHI 2355 0 1953
24 Severino, Sander f PHI 2349 0
25 Segarra, Randy f PHI 2342 0

Nov-10-15  Pru: Mukhang mababa ang morale ng Philippine chess players natin, wala si JP at Oli sa PHILIPPINE INTERNATIONAL CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2015.
Nov-10-15  gokusano: Kulang sa supporta ng private sectors. The government support for the federation is realistically small. The federation has to rally for the support of private firms for financial assistance to support their program. This is easier said than done. Aside from being a basketball-fanatic country, chess is a lonely sport and therefore lacks the glitter to attract sponsors. The primary person that can inject enthusiasm to this lonely sport is now a goner and has shifted federation last year.
Dec-19-15  pinoymaster77: Kahapon when it was raining cats and dogs with Onyok being relegated to LPA but inundated virtually the whole country, eh galling Malate eh dumaan via UN Ave going to Samplaloc. Nadaanan Robinson's Otis and it brought back memories of Sugar's previous birthday bash, that must be 3 to 4 years ago now.

Merong mini chess tournament among chess friends. Then live game between 2 young GMs JP and Wes, via laptop. Then a 'de suksok' chess board was being manned by Master B and sugar. Chess notebooks na notice mismo ni NCFP Prez Butch.

Both GMs have moved on, and many more events have passed. Gmlet has passed, while kabayan JP is reportedly having some time off from chess, hopefully after some time he will return to the sport of his life.

The Olympiad team next year could have another changing of the guard, with more new faces?

Key events next year din ang National and NCFP elections.

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  SugarDom: There are still people like us <pinoymaster> loyal to the country to the end.

We will focus on finding chess prodigies in the next year to replace those who abandon us.

Dec-30-15  pinoymaster77: After New Year na sad recap for Phil chess, for a possible new beginning / chapter?
Jan-01-16  pinoymaster77: Here's the Jan 1 list, major gainers are GM Rich, NM Docena (3 events here) while IM Hari dropped off from the top 10, from 2462 to 2435. But IM Hari had relatively good results in Penang and Johore recently in Dec play Philippines (Active players)

# Name Title Fed Rating G B-Year
1 Paragua, Mark g PHI 2510 0 1984
2 Barbosa, Oliver g PHI 2508 6 1986
3 Sanchez, Joseph g PHI 2504 0 1970
4 Sadorra, Julio Catalino g PHI 2501 0 1986
5 Gomez, John Paul g PHI 2495 0 1986
6 Laylo, Darwin g PHI 2478 0 1980
7 Antonio, Rogelio Jr g PHI 2474 0 1962
8 Bitoon, Richard g PHI 2457 18 1975
9 Barcenilla, Rogelio g PHI 2456 0 1972
10 Villamayor, Buenaventura g PHI 2452 9 1967
11 Torre, Eugenio g PHI 2446 0 1951
12 Nolte, Rolando m PHI 2436 0 1972
13 Pascua, Haridas m PHI 2435 18 1993
14 Salvador, Roland g PHI 2434 0 1982
15 Docena, Jerad PHI 2430 0 1997
16 Garcia, Jan Emmanuel m PHI 2410 0 1995
17 Nava, Roderick m PHI 2392 0 1985
18 Gonzales, Jayson g PHI 2388 0 1969
19 Dimakiling, Oliver m PHI 2380 18 1980
20 Yap, Kim Steven m PHI 2379 0 1988
21 Ranola, Yves m PHI 2370 0 1972
22 Bersamina, Paulo m PHI 2366 0 1998
23 De Guzman, Ricardo m PHI 2363 5 1961
24 Mascarinas, Rico m PHI 2355 0 1953
25 Severino, Sander f PHI 2351 0

Jan-01-16  pinoymaster77: From recent sharings / text exchange from chessmates eh di lang pala yung issue ng chess not being part of 2015 SEAG kaya di maka justify ng performance, as a result of this, the GMs of that silver medal winning team in ASEAN Chess in the 2013 SEAG eh na downgrade na the said 30k per month allowance to a measly amount, kasama dun GM JP who took it hard.

- Kasama din daw sa criteria ng allowance for elite athlete yung performance, as measured by ELO rating. This may also have affected GM Ino's case, but there were other reasons, like PSC bungling the 1st set of documentation for Ino's classification as elite athlete (mataas pa ELO nya nuon, close to 2600).

- Chess reportedly got dropped as priority sport due to 'insufficient performance report', so kasama na dyan eh overall pressure on PSC allowances/payroll. One good result there is there's more thorough review and cleanup of those undeserving o nasisingit pa ng opisyal.

So aside from the above backdrop :

- Lets face it, there's a split in the NCFP ranks eversince the 2014 FIDE Elections, meron nang Pichay / Gary wing vs Bambol / Kirsan FIDE / Toti ACF wing. (shall we see a faceoff in the NCFP elections?)

- As result of above, most of the GMs have a trust issue with TD Jayson

- Yung post Wesley na sinasabi ng ibang NCFP bigwig like Atty Canobas na tapping an FST and sending GMs to European campaign eh di natuloy, drawing lang

With the above backdrop, we can see Philippine chess is in a deep hole and parang nasa kumunoy, pag nag try mag exert eh lalo pang nalulubog. It doesn't help that Mr. Pichay is now busy with preparations for his campaign. And before nga, per Sugar's point on politicos in sports, eh some private sponsors are wary of participating, umiiwas kay Mr. Pichay.

So, QUO VADIS, Philippine chess? Me thinks na imbes na magmukmok, eh all the more some basic / simple private sector help / action would be needed to stem the tide. One common vehicle would be the reported hosting here of the ASEAN Age Group sometime in June, this just happens every 4 to 5 years.

Jan-01-16  gokusano: That is why finding a potentially strong player in the mold of younger Eugene Torre will help NCFP's cause. The Philippines have to rise up despite some debacles in the past. Laban lang. Pag meron malakas na player, i develop at suportahan. Sa ganyan nag umpisa ang isang malakas na player na lumipat na ng federation. Meron pang lalabas na katulad nya basta masigasig lang ang NCFP at wag susuko parang FPJ dati. LOL!
Jan-01-16  pinoymaster77: Meron na sa U10/U12 ranks, mga veteran agre groupers na and pinaglalaro as kiddies team, pinalalaban sa local team events. A couple of them even won Non-Masters events.

Sila Michael Concio Jr, Daniel Quizon, Mark Jay Bacojo, Alekhine Nouri and Justine Mordido. Di na basta talunin ng kanto kanto player na walang aral. Pero ang tanong eh training program to get them competitive sa ASEAN, then Asian then the world. Tingin ko kulang pa programa, like di pa nga natutuloy Trainer for elite youth players.

Yung mga nauna na sa kanila na 'prodigies' medyo napaglipasan na, like earlier sila Stephen Pangilinan and Julius Gonzales, umakyat na sa HS

Jan-01-16  pinoymaster77: The main concern on the Seniors level this year is on the Olympiad team. Kung magamot cases nila GMs Ino and JP with a direct Pichay call, and AFGM Torre still willing to play, then the 2 other slots can be allotted for the youth.

Core youth like Pau Hari Jem Jerad Joel Den can then maybe slug it out for those 2 slots via double round robin, draws not counting. If there's a draw, then a rapid then blitz playoff for the point, para kada round decisive ?! Tingin ko mas magiging pursigi sila sa preparasyon and actual na laro.

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  TheFocus: Is his nickname really "The Pope" as in his bio?
May-23-16  epistle: We tried to nickname him BEA because he's half the Beatles but it didn't stick.
Jun-11-16  pinoymaster77: All the best sana nga makalaro sa BOGM 2016, and earn another slot in the Olympiad team!

Go Kabayan GM Panjol !

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  wordfunph: "The Pope", good luck!

arriba Pinas!

Sep-01-16  Pulo y Gata: Vaticang manlalaro ng ajedrez sa Pilipinas! Good luck Pope John Paul Gomez!
Sep-05-16  Virgil A: Good job, JP. Secured the first win on board 1 versus CRC
Sep-07-16  pinoymaster77: Naging biglaang Top board for awhile, like a loyal soldier Kaya naman pala!

Go Kabayan !

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  wordfunph: JP, buhos mo na sa last round.
Sep-13-16  Virgil A: JP. Thank you for representing the Philippines. You did your job. Way to represent!
Sep-14-16  pinoymaster77: Great thanks / gratitude to GM Panjol for heeding the country's call kahit kapapanganak lang ni Mrs Gomez, congrats on the 2nd child!

All the best also to the business you had to pursue, after that drastic PSC allowance cut. Sana ma workout na under the new PSC admin.

Kahit na medyo rusty na di na maituloy daily chess studies eh ok yung performance nung 1st half actually together with GM Banjo (the time GM Ino was hospitalized).

Sa dulo lang, probably sa staying power na din.

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