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R Antonio 
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Rogelio Antonio Jr
Number of games in database: 289
Years covered: 1987 to 2013
Last FIDE rating: 2474 (2517 rapid, 2487 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2589
Overall record: +113 -42 =122 (62.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      12 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (59) 
    B22 B50 B52 B30 B40
 French Defense (28) 
    C11 C16 C18 C07 C10
 Ruy Lopez (20) 
    C68 C69 C78 C64 C63
 French (10) 
    C11 C10 C12 C13
 Ruy Lopez Exchange (10) 
    C68 C69 C85
 French Winawer (10) 
    C16 C18 C19 C15
With the Black pieces:
 Caro-Kann (35) 
    B12 B18 B10 B15 B17
 Nimzo Indian (15) 
    E32 E21 E38 E49 E42
 English (12) 
    A15 A13 A17 A18 A16
 Bogo Indian (12) 
 Queen's Pawn Game (10) 
    A46 E00 A45 E10
 Modern Benoni (9) 
    A70 A65 A64 A62
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   R Antonio vs T Dao, 2005 1-0
   R Antonio vs A Maltese, 2005 1-0
   A Gupta vs R Antonio, 2009 0-1
   R Antonio vs Zaw Win Lay, 2001 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   8th Asian Continental Chess Championship (2009)
   Asian Individual Championship (2007)
   16th Asian Games (Men Teams) (2010)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   HB Global Chess Challenge (2005)
   37th Chess Olympiad (2006)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   magnus carlsen by sk.sen
   37th Olympiad - Philippines Men's Team by Naja
   Ultimate fighters of Philippine Chess ... by Galaxy7

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(born Feb-19-1962, 54 years old) Philippines

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Rogelio M. Antonio Jr. was born in Manila, Philippines on February 19, 1962. He received his first GM norm in Sydney, Australia (Mercantile Mutual GM tournament) second in Bacolod, Philippines and third in the Asian GM circuit in Baguio City, Philippines. He was conferred the GM title in 1993. He is a member of as User: gmjoey.

Wikipedia article: Rogelio Antonio Jr.

 page 1 of 12; games 1-25 of 289  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Xu Jun vs R Antonio 1-042 1987 Jakarta ztA65 Benoni, 6.e4
2. R Antonio vs DeFirmian  ½-½64 1988 OlympiadB50 Sicilian
3. T Mazuchowski vs R Antonio 0-124 1988 East Detroit OpenB10 Caro-Kann
4. R Antonio vs J Lang 1-028 1988 East Detroit OpenC72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O
5. R Antonio vs Nunn  ½-½18 1988 Thessaloniki olmC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
6. Ivanchuk vs R Antonio ½-½68 1988 Thessaloniki olmA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
7. B Selitsky vs R Antonio 0-133 1988 East Detroit OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
8. R Antonio vs F Lahr 1-038 1988 East Detroit OpenB40 Sicilian
9. R Antonio vs F Lindsay  ½-½19 1988 East Detroit OpenC15 French, Winawer
10. R Antonio vs I Rogers  ½-½17 1989 shvC07 French, Tarrasch
11. Hort vs R Antonio  1-043 1990 Novi Sad olm GER-PHIB15 Caro-Kann
12. Petursson vs R Antonio  ½-½46 1990 NoviA16 English
13. R Antonio vs N Ferreira 1-037 1990 Novi Sad ol (Men)C69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 6.d4
14. J Ye vs R Antonio  ½-½46 1990 Shah Alam Asia ztB15 Caro-Kann
15. R Antonio vs O Renet  1-028 1990 Novi Sad ol (Men)B22 Sicilian, Alapin
16. R Antonio vs M Kaabi  1-044 1990 Novi Sad ol (Men)C68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
17. I Rogers vs R Antonio  1-038 1990 Zone 11 ChA43 Old Benoni
18. W Schmidt vs R Antonio  1-050 1990 Novi Sad ol (Men)A15 English
19. Wojtkiewicz vs R Antonio 0-160 1991 Bacolod A15 English
20. Adorjan vs R Antonio  ½-½23 1991 BacolodD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
21. Vyzmanavin vs R Antonio  1-052 1991 It (open)A70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
22. R Antonio vs Ftacnik  ½-½46 1991 SydneyB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
23. Xu Jun vs R Antonio  ½-½52 1991 Penang ASI chTE91 King's Indian
24. Hort vs R Antonio  1-055 1991 BielB40 Sicilian
25. R Antonio vs E Torre  ½-½9 1991 Bacolod (Philippines)B09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
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  wordfunph: happy birthday, Grandmaster Joey!
Feb-19-13  hatsis: Player of the Day, congratulations. Happy birthday gmjoey!
Feb-19-13  bubuli55: Happy Birthday GM Antonio!
Apr-18-13  AndrewMD: GM Rogelio Antonio moves into lead at Thailand Open 2013

Apr-18-13  pinoymaster77: Hope magtuloy-tuloy sa last 3 rounds, go gmjoey go!
Apr-18-13  dunkenchess: Ipakita ang dating lakas ng Pilipinas!
Aug-12-13  smurph: over 54,000 blitz games on as someone called chessfan noted
Oct-02-13  pinoymaster77: Nice Nil Maglas interview / video, 3 kids pala ni gmjoey and 2 sa College, I can identify with that... aware na aware sya sa placing & pacing, saka stamina/endurance and chess studies...

Oct-08-13  KlingonBorgTatar: Congatulations Joey,
You are still the fastest gun alive!!
Dec-04-13  pinoymaster77: All the best to the SEAG Chess delegation in Myanmar! GO for the GOLDs !!
Dec-14-13  pinoymaster77: Congratulations on the BRONZE medal finish in the Intl Blitz event, went 11/14 and tight tiebreak for the silver with Viet IM Van Huy!GM Mac was 6th

Jan-05-14  pinoymaster77: Nice article at blundercheck blogspot on
'The Philippine Attack' :

Feb-18-14  pinoymaster77: Happy birthday gmjoey
Feb-18-14  Manuel G. Vergara: Happy Birthday gmjoey!!!
Feb-19-14  KlingonBorgTatar: Happy Birthday Joey!!
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: congratulatory message by former Philippine President Fidel V. Ramos to Joey Antonio when he bagged his 3rd GM norm in 1993..

<"As an avid chess player myself, of which I was once Board 2 player of the West Point Chess Team in New York, I share your jubilation and that of our chess-loving people. I assure you and our nation that my administration will extend all possible support to Philippine sports so that we will not have to wait for another 17 years before another Filipino will earn the title grandmaster.">

Source: Chess Asia Vol. 9 No. 1

mabuhay ka, GM Joey Antonio!

Sep-30-14  smurph: Make that 82,000 games
Nov-18-14  kamagong24: GM Joey will rise again!
Dec-18-14  kamagong24: yes!!!!!
Jan-22-15  epistle: <wordfunph>'s officemate.
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: <epistle> harhakhar!

incredible story..

last week while browsing the shift rotation of our factory employees, i discovered one named "Rogelio Antonio" assigned on day shift. Ohhh ohhhhh... namesake of GM Joey whewww!

this morning during break while puffing my red marlboro, i chanced to meet this guy named "Rogelio Antonio".

wordfunph: Kapangalan mo pala si Grandmaster Rogelio Antonio kaso merong Jr. siya.

Rogelio Antonio: Sir, meron din pong Jr. ang pangalan ko.

<kamuntik na ako malaglag sa upuan ko ayayayayyy!>

GM Rogelio Antonio Jr., fight!


Jan-26-15  kamagong24: waiting for GM Joey!
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: GM Rogelio Antonio (gmjoey1) recently played a 3-minute game against FM Ryan Griffiths (Ryan-Rhys) on The time controls I believe were 3 0. The game ended in black resigning.

Playing site (something like this):

Analysis of game:

Nov-05-15  pinoymaster77: Posted in FB :

The Most Active GM In History?
FM MikeKlein on 11/4/15, 8:15 AM.

When it comes to titled players on, one man has climbed Mt. Everest. GM Rogelio Antonio Jr., 53, better known as "gmjoey1," has now played more than 100,000 games over six years. is likely his browser's homepage by now! That is surely a record among all grandmasters who frequent the site, and is quite possibly the most games played by any of the 13 million members. His name is so synonymous with live chess that he has his own fan club despite never participating in any "official" events like Titled Tuesdays or Death Matches.

One blogger explained his popularity plainly: "It's simple, it's because he's online a lot. We can easily get into his game from the top game match. His fans even said, 'Some say he doesn't sleep,' or, 'I never get into live chess without find Joey playing.'

GM Rogelio Antonio before a game earlier this year in Indonesia. (Photo courtesy WGM/IM Alina L'Ami).

Nov-05-15  epistle: It's addicting, I tell you.
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