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Rolly Martinez
Number of games in database: 29
Years covered: 1989 to 2012
Last FIDE rating: 2424 (2497 rapid, 2474 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2451

Overall record: +9 -7 =12 (53.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 1 exhibition game, blitz/rapid, odds game, etc. is excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (4) 
    B31 B92 B40 B32
With the Black pieces:
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   Bratto Festival (2007)

   🏆 33rd Crespi Memorial
   V Shishkin vs R Martinez (Dec-07-12) 1/2-1/2
   R Martinez vs F Pancevski (Dec-04-12) 0-1
   N Maiorov vs R Martinez (Dec-03-12) 1/2-1/2

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(born 1970, died Jan-17-2014, 43 years old) Philippines

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Rolly Martinez became an International Master in 2006. He died of a heart attack in 2014.

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 29  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. R Martinez vs Pedrera  ½-½481989AlicanteC52 Evans Gambit
2. C Peptan vs R Martinez  1-04019922nd Principe de Asturias rapidC55 Two Knights Defense
3. G Cabellon vs R Martinez  ½-½481999Ch Philippines, Quezon City (Philippines)A28 English
4. R Martinez vs B Villamayor  ½-½361999Ch Philippines, Quezon City (Philippines)C07 French, Tarrasch
5. R Martinez vs R Antonio  0-1401999Ch Philippines, Quezon City (Philippines)B18 Caro-Kann, Classical
6. Joseph Sanchez vs R Martinez  ½-½131999Ch Philippines, Quezon City (Philippines)C96 Ruy Lopez, Closed
7. L Chiong Zacarias Romero vs R Martinez  0-1351999Ch Philippines, Quezon City (Philippines)D28 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
8. R Martinez vs B Flores  ½-½461999Ch Philippines, Quezon City (Philippines)B01 Scandinavian
9. E Ortiz vs R Martinez 1-0221999Ch Philippines, Quezon City (Philippines)D24 Queen's Gambit Accepted
10. R Martinez vs P Roca  1-0741999Ch Philippines, Quezon City (Philippines)B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
11. R Martinez vs D Mione  ½-½432004XXIV Festival Conca della PresolanaA36 English
12. V Burmakin vs R Martinez  1-0402007Bratto FestivalE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
13. R Martinez vs Epishin  0-1412007Bratto FestivalB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
14. M Scalcione vs R Martinez  0-1512007Bratto FestivalE33 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
15. R Martinez vs M Godena  1-0412007Bratto FestivalC53 Giuoco Piano
16. M Hoffmann vs R Martinez 0-1472007Bratto FestivalB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
17. R Martinez vs Tiviakov 1-0672007Bratto FestivalB32 Sicilian
18. R Martinez vs F Bruno  ½-½82007Bratto FestivalB40 Sicilian
19. E Bozzali vs R Martinez  0-136201031st Crespi MemorialE00 Queen's Pawn Game
20. R Martinez vs E Bonazzi  1-030201031st Crespi MemorialB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
21. E Aranovitch vs R Martinez  ½-½31201031st Crespi MemorialB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
22. D Tesic vs R Martinez  1-053201031st Crespi MemorialE17 Queen's Indian
23. R Martinez vs M Tratar  ½-½14201031st Crespi MemorialC07 French, Tarrasch
24. R Martinez vs M Lapiccirella  1-026201031st Crespi MemorialB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
25. H Mertens vs R Martinez  1-032201031st Crespi MemorialB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-04-07  timhortons: he finished 4th at bratto festival and earn his ist grandmaster norm
Jan-03-09  genex: Congratulations for winning the 19th Festival di Robecchetto.

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The photos are great; he holds the biggest cup trophy. For the photos, see the official site <> Tanti auguri!

That is an interesting description about IM Rolly in simpatico! Che sorpresa, ma giusto!

Dec-29-11  timhortons: internet chess club handle <RolMar>.
Feb-15-12  pinoymaster77: Ok, 1 GM norm na earned back in '07. Active naman sa tournaments per his FIDE card, tuloy-tuloy and sali.

May he nail more GM norms this year!

Why not play in the BOGM sa Pinas this year?

Jul-26-12  I Love You: Bakit di ka sumali sa BOGM this year dito sa 'Pinas? Tignan mo si D-max nakakuha at isa na lang, paaabutin nya sa 2500 ang ELO, GM na sya. Sali ka next year. :) don't lose hope. :)
Jan-18-14  alfiepa: Died 17 january 2014 for heart attack .
Jan-18-14  alfiepa: for photos : .
Today a memory of MI Rolly Martinez
Jan-18-14  Prugno: Very sad news :-(
Martinez was a regular competitor in the Italian chess scene over the last 10 years, with excellent results especially in rapid chess (where he was probably GM level).
Jan-20-14  torrefan: It seems very few Filipinos here know this Filipino player who succumbed to the variation called Heart Attack. Hmmm, I wonder if he's really dead. If true, rest in peace kabayan!
Jan-30-14  castofclowns:
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  wordfunph: rest in peace, IM Martinez.

<Even more tragic for us Filipinos was the news that IM Rolly Martinez died of a heart attack in Milan, Italy. He was a regular competitor in the Italian tournament circuit for the last years and had already earned two GM norms. It seemed like only a matter of time before he got the full title. Alas, time was not kind to him.>

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