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Joel Cholo B Banawa
J Banawa 
Number of games in database: 33
Years covered: 2005 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2404

Overall record: +8 -10 =3 (45.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 12 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (5) 
    A45 D02 A40
With the Black pieces:
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   J Banawa vs D Lucky, 2005 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   US Open (2015)
   World Open (2007)
   Pro Chess League (2018)

   🏆 Pro Chess League
   J Banawa vs A Stukopin (Feb-28-18) 1/2-1/2, rapid
   J Banawa vs F Ynojosa Aponte (Feb-28-18) 0-1, rapid
   J D Ruiz Castillo vs J Banawa (Feb-28-18) 0-1, rapid
   O Bortnyk vs J Banawa (Feb-28-18) 1-0, rapid
   I Agrest vs J Banawa (Feb-24-18) 1-0, rapid

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(born Dec-16-1989, 31 years old) Philippines (federation/nationality United States of America)

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FIDE Master

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 33  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J Banawa vs A Kretchetov  1-0342005IBAR InvD94 Grunfeld
2. J Banawa vs D Lucky 1-0402005IBAR InvD02 Queen's Pawn Game
3. J Banawa vs V Akobian  ½-½392006Temecula op 27thE25 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
4. J Banawa vs M Leon Hoyos  1-0262006WYB18E20 Nimzo-Indian
5. Stripunsky vs J Banawa  1-0682007World OpenC77 Ruy Lopez
6. J Banawa vs J Larsen  1-0292007World OpenA69 Benoni, Four Pawns Attack, Main line
7. J Banawa vs S Erenburg  0-1362007World OpenD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
8. T Beckman vs J Banawa  0-1572007World OpenA43 Old Benoni
9. A Simutowe vs J Banawa  1-0612007World OpenE42 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein)
10. J Banawa vs D Spigel  1-0562007World OpenA45 Queen's Pawn Game
11. M Martinez vs J Banawa  1-0682007World OpenB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
12. J Banawa vs Lenderman 0-1362009US Junior ClosedA09 Reti Opening
13. E Sevillano vs J Banawa  ½-½2120101st Metropolitan IMB22 Sicilian, Alapin
14. J Banawa vs K W Troff  ½-½342014SPICE Cup OpenA48 King's Indian
15. J Banawa vs F Corrales Jimenez  0-1612014SPICE Cup OpenA40 Queen's Pawn Game
16. Anthony Quan Nguyen vs J Banawa  0-1552015US OpenA45 Queen's Pawn Game
17. J Banawa vs A J Hernandez-Camen  1-0562015US OpenD02 Queen's Pawn Game
18. Macieja vs J Banawa  1-0402015US OpenC78 Ruy Lopez
19. J Banawa vs Mikhalevski  0-145201525th North American OpenC54 Giuoco Piano
20. Le Quang Liem vs J Banawa  1-0482016SPICE Cup OpenA30 English, Symmetrical
21. J Banawa vs V Durarbayli  0-1462016SPICE Cup OpenB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
22. S Kukk vs J Banawa  1-0562018Pro Chess LeagueA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
23. J Banawa vs Francisco Silva Gonzalez  ½-½412018Pro Chess LeagueE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
24. A Summerscale vs J Banawa  1-0672018Pro Chess LeagueD02 Queen's Pawn Game
25. J Banawa vs L Cooper  ½-½342018Pro Chess LeagueD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
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Kibitzer's Corner
May-31-09  timhortons:

US trained pinoy chess player.Check out his Youtube account.

As what Anand said "If you dont become a GM at age 12 forget it"

Jul-07-09  myschkin: . . .

FM Joel Cholo B. Banawa (born 1989) from the USA.


Fide card:


The Boris Kreiman Chess Academy:


His older brother Jouaquin Banawa aka "Jake" (born 1987) is playing for the Philippines.

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  whiteshark: <timhortons> Here is the game mentioned in the three videos <Why The Center is Important>:

[Event "WYB18"]
[Site "Batumi GEO"]
[Date "2006.10.21"]
[Round "3"]
[White "Banawa, Joe"]
[Black "Leon Hoyos, M."]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "E20"]
[WhiteElo "2282"]
[BlackElo "2437"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. f3 c5 5. d5 exd5 6. cxd5 O-O 7. e4 Re8 8. Nge2 b5 9. Ng3 a6 10. Be2 d6 11. O-O Ba5 12. Bg5 h6 13. Bf4 Nh7 14. a4 Qf6 15. Bc1 bxa4 16. Qxa4 Qd4+ 17. Qxd4 cxd4 18. Rxa5 dxc3 19. bxc3 Nf6 20. Bf4 Rd8 21. Rfa1 Ne8 22. h4 Ra7 23. Be3 Rb7 24. Bxa6 Nxa6 25. Rxa6 Nc7 26. Rb6 1-0


Jul-07-09  timhortons: <whiteshark>

ok, thanks...

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  wordfunph: the largest page pic ever :)
Aug-06-11  pulsar: < the largest page pic ever :)> An obvious case of favoritism. :D

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