|Sep-28-08|| ||waustad: Are you sure this name is spelled right? I thought it was Andronico, if he's the person I met years ago.|
|Sep-29-08|| ||waustad: After doing a little more research, I think it should be Andronico with an 'n'. He was one of the stronger players from the Phillipines at that time. Sadly, he drowned and many people seem to believe it was a suicide. I met him in Wien when he was on the way back from the World Junior Championship and was traveling with Murray Chandler.|
|Sep-29-08|| ||visayanbraindoctor: That's right. It should be Andronico Yap. Letter 'N' instead of 'M'.|
Had he the proper back-up team of trainers and seconds, and proper medical treatment, the talented IM Yap would have made it to GM without a doubt. In his latter years, he was plagued by probably the same mental illness that troubled Steinitz and Morphy and his playing strength sharply declined when it should have been starting to peak.
Hoping Chessgames will correct the misspelling. Rest in peace.
|Sep-29-08|| ||Prugno: <waustad> This is indeed sad news. I recall seeing Yap in action at the 1985 Banco di Roma (one of the first chess events I watched live), and the look of that baby-faced Asian defending in difficult positions with amazing tenacity was considered by many as a favourable portent for his future career. Alas, it was not to be... add one to the list of talented chess players who chose to take their own lives.|
|Aug-09-09|| ||Winter: In Memoriam to one of the most gifted chessplayers from the Phillipines...|
|Aug-09-09|| ||wordfunph: Happy Birthday IM Andronico Yap..|
|Aug-09-09|| ||spawn2: to one of the best players the Philippines has ever produced:|
Happy Bday and May you rest in Peace.
|May-01-10|| ||wordfunph: Philippines' Andronico Yap: This shoeshine boy turned chess expert was hired as a board hanger during the 1979 Marlboro Tournament, but when Rico Mascarinas failed to return on time, Yap, being the strongest player amongst the tournament staff, was asked to step in. Yap shocked the non-believers when he crushed top-rated GM Josif Dorfman (the Soviet
chess champion) and went on to score five more wins and a draw before the final round.|
rest in peace IM Yap..
|May-01-10|| ||asianwarrior: He was a member of several Philippine Olympic teams and earned a GM norm before his games declined.|
I saw some of his won games against strong GMs published in Philippine Chess Magazine. I wish those games would be added in Chessgames.com
|Aug-09-10|| ||wordfunph: happy birthday Boyet!
you will always be remembered..
|Jan-19-11|| ||wordfunph: Chia Chee Seng - Andronico Yap 1982 Lucerne Chess Olympiad: |
At the time of this game, Chia was at his peak and was known for his fearless fighting spirit. Bobby Ang asked Chia for his impressions on Andronico Yap and his reply was very amusing --- the only thing he
remembered about Yap was that he used to show up for the resumption of adjourned games in his pyjamas! Yap won the game against Chia.
|Feb-22-11|| ||OhioChessFan: http://chessischess.blogspot.com/20...|
<Andronico Yap talents was given a chance to shine at the 1979 Marlboro Chess Classic in Manila. He was a helper at the event, operating those huge demonstration boards in the days when such things were still done manually.
When one of the participants was unable to show up in time, Yap was picked to take his place - apparently because he was the strongest chess player amongst the staff. So from being a board operator he ended up as one of the participants in a major grandmaster tournament! At that time he was still unrated so his final score - six wins ,five losses and a draw can be considered a wild success. Among his wins are those over the Russian grandmaster Dorfman, fellow Filipinos , Maninang , IM Bordonada and IM Mascarinas, Indonesian IM Bachtiar and Australian master Shaw. >
|Dec-05-11|| ||Whitehat1963: I hear he talked a lot during his games.|
|Dec-19-11|| ||Six66timesGenius: I think i need to explore her prev.games to learn m0re tactics.|