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R Barcenilla 
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Rogelio Barcenilla
Number of games in database: 72
Years covered: 1987 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 2456
Highest rating achieved in database: 2518
Overall record: +21 -30 =21 (43.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (10) 
    B84 B81 B92 B20 B83
 English (9) 
    A12 A16 A10 A13 A14
 Sicilian Scheveningen (5) 
    B84 B81 B83
 Ruy Lopez (4) 
    C68 C67
With the Black pieces:
 King's Indian (11) 
    E90 E99 E62 E97 E84
 Two Knights (7) 
 Ruy Lopez (6) 
    C93 C78 C68 C91 C60
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(born Jan-23-1972, 44 years old) Philippines

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Grandmaster. He is married to Lilibeth Lee.
Last updated: 2016-07-28 12:52:30

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 72  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. R Barcenilla vs Akopian  0-160 1987 Baguio CityA89 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6
2. R Barcenilla vs Degraeve 1-037 1987 Wch U20E81 King's Indian, Samisch
3. R Barcenilla vs I Sokolov 1-051 1988 28th Chess OlympiadC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
4. Chandler vs R Barcenilla  ½-½52 1988 OlympiadC93 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense
5. R Barcenilla vs Z Rahman 1-054 1989 Asia-ch U20B47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
6. R Barcenilla vs J Ye  0-170 1989 Manila Far East Bank opB83 Sicilian
7. R Barcenilla vs Adianto 1-034 1990 Asia ZonalB19 Caro-Kann, Classical
8. R Barcenilla vs J Ye 1-032 1990 Shah Alam Asia ztB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
9. Kramnik vs R Barcenilla  1-027 1990 Ch World (cadets) (under 18)C50 Giuoco Piano
10. A Pacis vs R Barcenilla 1-071 1991 Manila (Philippines)C55 Two Knights Defense
11. Wojtkiewicz vs R Barcenilla 1-031 1991 ManilaE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
12. F Donguines vs R Barcenilla 1-039 1991 Bacolod (Philippines)C55 Two Knights Defense
13. E Torre vs R Barcenilla 1-041 1991 Bacolod (Philippines)B22 Sicilian, Alapin
14. R Barcenilla vs Wojtkiewicz  ½-½26 1991 PhilippinesB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
15. R Barcenilla vs Adorjan  0-141 1991 Bacolod (Philippines)B81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
16. Sherzer vs R Barcenilla 0-138 1991 Ch World (juniors)C93 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense
17. R Barcenilla vs Ftacnik 1-050 1991 BacolodB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
18. R Barcenilla vs Z Rahman  ½-½47 1992 Dubai Asian CitiesC09 French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line
19. E Torre vs R Barcenilla  ½-½12 1992 Beijing (China)B84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
20. Esmaeil Sa vs R Barcenilla  ½-½64 1992 Ch Asian Cities (team)C55 Two Knights Defense
21. R Barcenilla vs Adianto 1-057 1992 BeijingB19 Caro-Kann, Classical
22. R Barcenilla vs I Rogers  0-155 1992 ItB72 Sicilian, Dragon
23. R Antonio vs R Barcenilla  ½-½63 1992 Beijing (China)C55 Two Knights Defense
24. R Barcenilla vs Xu Jun  0-128 1992 Beijing itB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
25. R Barcenilla vs Vasiukov  0-146 1993 DohaB41 Sicilian, Kan
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Oct-03-10  321ycnay: The paper chase is finally over, and time to savor a small token for somebody whose play has been nothing but GM level for oh!, so many years.

Twenty-two years in the making, probably came at the wheels of an excellent showing in Thessaloniki, Grecce, in the Olympiade of '88, GM Banjo Barcenilla, you have finally arrived!

Congratulations, a GM at last!

Jul-15-11  pinoymaster77: Welcome back GM Banjo!

Banjo returns to roots, vies in Battle of GMs
(The Philippine Star) Updated July 16, 2011 12:00 AM Comments

Manila, Philippines - Former two-time Asian Junior champion grandmaster Rogelio “Banjo” Barcenilla Jr. is making a comeback in the local chess scene, competing in the National Chess Championship: 4th Battle of the Grandmasters starting today at the National Press Club in Manila.

“I last played in the country in 1999,” said Barcenilla who obtained his third and final GM norm in the 2009 Copper State International Chess Championship in Mesa, Arizona, USA.

Like many others, Barcenilla, the Asian junior champion in 1989 and 1991, points to Wesley So as the top favorite in the men’s championship offering P150,000 top prize.

Maria Antoinette San Diego, a 12-year old from Dasmariñas, Cavite, is included in the list of players vying for the women’s crown.

Barcenilla goes up against GM John Paul Gomez in the first round.

“My chance to win is as good as anybody not named Wesley,” said Gomez, runner-up to So in last year’s event.

With a record nine GMs in the men’s division, this year’s championship organized by the National Chess Federation of the Philippines is considered the toughest ever.

Despite that, So remains the overwhelming favorite to capture a fourth straight Battle of the Grandmasters title.

The 17-year-old Bacoor, Cavite whiz kid will begin his title retention bid against Paris, France-based GM Joseph Sanchez.

Even 12-time national champion GM Rogelio “Joey” Antonio Jr. considers So as the player to beat.

“Wesley always says that he just enjoys playing chess. Well, we don’t enjoy if we’re up against him. He’s a tough nut to crack,” said Antonio, who finished in a tie for third last year. “He is definitely the favorite to rule this tournament.”

Antonio and Asia’s first GM Eugene Torre meet in a marquee match-up in the opening round.

The other first round matches pit GM Darwin Laylo against GM Mark Paragua, Italy-based GM Roland Salvador vs International Master Oliver Barbosa, IM Richard Bitoon vs IM Yves Ranola and IM Rolando Nolte vs Ateneo High School standout IM Jan Emmanuel Garcia.

Aug-01-11  pinoymaster77: Heard over DZSR Sports Radio program that vonvon shared you're still here with wife the former (WIM?) Lilibeth Lee and your daughter is going into some recording here? (a singer?)

Also since World Juniors starts tomorrow in Chennai and Phils has been off for a few years, that the best finish over was way back in 1991 when you bagged the bronze then (in Rumania?). Asian Juniors champ in 1989 and 1991!

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  wordfunph: happy birthday GM Barce!
Feb-08-12  freakclub: GM Barcenilla often plays at His games are always fun to watch. He has a current rating of 2900+, and third highest rated there. See him play sometimes.
Feb-08-12  timhortons: malalakas ba players sa chesscube?

picachu ang handle ni gm barcinella sa icc at 2nd best player ito, kung mas mababa rating nya sa chesscube ibig sabihin pahirapan ang laban doon.

Feb-08-12  mysql: What's his handle?
Feb-09-12  freakclub: <mysql: What's his handle?>

His handle is simply: gm_barcenilla

Thanks timhortons for the info

Oct-25-12  Gallicrow:

During the Week 7 match between Dallas and Arizona, in the Board One game between GM Julio Sadorra and GM Rogelio Barcenilla there was a severe rules violation committed by the eventual winner, GM Barcenilla.

GM Barcenilla was detected as having “task-switched” out of ICC 24/37 moves in his game, and at the end of the game a chess engine (Houdini) was found to be running on his computer. In response to this, due to the extreme violations of Rules F9 and F10 in our rules page, the USCL TD, Chris Bird, ruled the game as a forfeit, reversing the game result and thereby changing the overall match result.

The USCL has no compelling reason to believe that any cheating or foul play occurred as both the President and Vice President examined the game in question and did not feel that cheating was likely to have occurred. However, this was clearly a huge breach of the aforementioned rules and these types of actions, whether due to cheating or not, can cause teams and fans to believe that the league is not being played honestly and thus must be dealt with very seriously.

Due to the extreme nature of this decision and the obvious effect on the standings, the Arizona team appealed the decision to the USCL advisory board, which is composed of one representative from each USCL team.

After receiving the facts of the case, the vote was twelve to one with one team abstaining (the two teams involved in this automatically abstaining) in favor of upholding the decision of the TD. Therefore the Week 7 result of the Dallas vs Arizona match is now a 2.5-1.5 win for Dallas.

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  wordfunph: <> thanks for posting GM Barce's pic.

we met him during the 3.3 Zonal Championship in Tagaytay City and he was very accommodating to patzers like us.

a look-alike of Gabby Concepcion! :)

Mabuhay ka, GM Banjo!

Sep-23-13  pinoymaster77: See you back here, and all the best in BOGM 2013 set to open this weekend at PSC Complex !
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  Stonehenge: Happy Birthday :)

good photo <wordfunph>.

Jan-23-14  epistle: <* They have 17 yr old only son who had no interest in chess. Think he's into Tae Kwondo >

Interesting to note that Glenn Bordonada's son also has no interest in chess and is deep into Judo.

Feb-07-14  kardopov: <epistle: <* They have 17 yr old only son who had no interest in chess. Think he's into Tae Kwondo > Interesting to note that Glenn Bordonada's son also has no interest in chess and is deep into Judo.> Then, I conclude that chess isn't genes related.
Feb-07-14  Fiona Macleod: A child does not inherit only the genes of the father. Maybe their mothers are into martial arts.
Feb-08-14  kardopov: <Fiona Macleod: A child does not inherit only the genes of the father. Maybe their mothers are into martial arts.>Maybe. But both Banjo and his wife are chess players. Maybe it's about the concern for future of their offspring that was taken into consideration. Even Eugene Torre's child did not become a chess player. Many chess players though did let their children follow their footsteps like the Badilles, Marianos and Nouri.
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  wordfunph: Rogelio ‘Banjo’ Barcenilla US-Based Chess GM Remains a Pinoy at Heart

by Arman Armero

Jun-23-14  pinoymaster77: All the best sa game vs IM Jem bukas, malamang English ah...
Jun-23-14  kardopov: Both are keen practitioner of english opening. My penny is on Jan Em on this one.
Jul-03-14  pinoymaster77: Congrats to GM Banjo on being designated as Coach of the Men's Team to the Tromso Olympiad! BTW, Wes' slot is tenous, we'll know in next few days siguro on the final team composition :

Jul-30-14  pinoymaster77: Mabuti nag reconsider GM Banjo, at magiging 5th and final member, baka Board 3 o 4 ang assignment...

Oct-11-15  pinoymaster77: Ayos winning na si GM Banjo, +5.79 na

Barcenilla, Rogelio - Stukopin, Andrey

Millionaire Chess 2015 round 06

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1. c4 e6 2. Nf3 d5 3. cxd5 exd5 4. d4 c6 5. Nc3 Bf5 6. Bf4 Nf6 7. e3 Nbd7 8. Bd3 Bxd3 9. Qxd3 Be7 10. h3 O-O 11. O-O Nb6 12. Nd2 Qd7 13. Rab1 a5 14. Rfc1 Nh5 15. Bh2 f5 16. Be5 Bd6 17. f4 Ng3 18. b3 Ba3 19. Rc2 Qe7 20. Kh2 Ne4 21. Rg1 Nd7 22. g4 Nxe5 23. dxe5 Nc5 24. Qf1 Ne6 25. Ne2 Bc5 26. Qf2 Kh8 27. Nf3 g5 28. gxf5 Rxf5 29. Rxc5 Nxc5 30. Ned4 Rff8 31. Nxg5 Ne4 32. Qh4 c5 33. Ndf3 a4 34. Rg2 axb3 35. axb3 Nxg5 36. Rxg5 Qe6 37. Rh5 Ra2+ 38. Kg3 Qg8+ 39. Ng5 Rf7 40. e6 Rg7 41. f5 Ra6 *

Jan-23-16  epistle: Hello Barce! Happy birthday!
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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Rogelio Barcenilla.
Aug-30-16  Virgil A: Make it happen, GM Barcenilla. Continue your winning ways in the Olympiad. Good luck!
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