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Rogelio Antonio Jr
R Antonio 
Photo copyright © 2008, courtesy of "wordfunph"  
Number of games in database: 316
Years covered: 1987 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2421 (2426 rapid, 2415 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2589

Overall record: +122 -48 =134 (62.2%)*
   * 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:
 Sicilian (65) 
    B22 B40 B50 B30 B52
 French Defense (31) 
    C11 C16 C18 C07 C10
 Ruy Lopez (20) 
    C68 C69 C78 C65 C92
 French (11) 
    C11 C10 C13 C12
 Caro-Kann (11) 
    B18 B10 B12 B13 B17
 French Winawer (11) 
    C16 C18 C15
With the Black pieces:
 Caro-Kann (39) 
    B12 B18 B10 B15 B13
 Nimzo Indian (17) 
    E32 E54 E21 E49 E42
 English (13) 
    A15 A13 A17 A14 A16
 Bogo Indian (13) 
 Queen's Pawn Game (12) 
    A46 E00 D02 A45
 Modern Benoni (11) 
    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
   R Antonio vs F Donguines, 2008 1-0
   R Antonio vs E Senador, 2001 1-0
   A Gupta vs R Antonio, 2009 0-1
   R Antonio vs D Moody, 1995 1-0
   Ivanchuk vs R Antonio, 1988 1/2-1/2
   R Antonio vs G Cabellon, 1999 1-0
   R Antonio vs R Phillips, 2006 1-0
   O Dimakiling vs R Antonio, 2010 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   World Senior 50+ (2017)
   8th Asian Continental Chess Championship (2009)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   Asian Individual Championship (2007)
   16th Asian Games (Men Teams) (2010)
   HB Global Chess Challenge (2005)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   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

   🏆 World Senior 50+
   R Antonio vs S Sarno (Nov-18-17) 1-0
   R Antonio vs Bagaturov (Nov-17-17) 1/2-1/2
   Z Sturua vs R Antonio (Nov-16-17) 1/2-1/2
   R Antonio vs K Jhunjhnuwala (Nov-15-17) 1-0
   E Prie vs R Antonio (Nov-14-17) 1/2-1/2

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(born Feb-19-1962, 58 years old) Philippines

[what is this?]
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 13; games 1-25 of 316  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Xu Jun vs R Antonio 1-0421987Jakarta ztA65 Benoni, 6.e4
2. R Antonio vs J Lang 1-0281988East Detroit OpenC72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O
3. B Selitsky vs R Antonio 0-1331988East Detroit OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
4. R Antonio vs F Lahr 1-0381988East Detroit OpenB40 Sicilian
5. R Antonio vs F Lindsay  ½-½191988East Detroit OpenC15 French, Winawer
6. T Mazuchowski vs R Antonio 0-1241988East Detroit OpenB10 Caro-Kann
7. Ivanchuk vs R Antonio ½-½681988Chess OlympiadA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
8. R Antonio vs de Firmian ½-½641988Chess OlympiadB50 Sicilian
9. R Antonio vs Nunn  ½-½181988Chess OlympiadC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
10. R Antonio vs I Rogers  ½-½171989Lugano OpenC07 French, Tarrasch
11. J Ye vs R Antonio  ½-½461990Shah Alam Asia ztB15 Caro-Kann
12. I Rogers vs R Antonio 1-0381990Zone 11 ChA43 Old Benoni
13. R Antonio vs M Kaabi  1-0441990Novi Sad OlympiadC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
14. Hort vs R Antonio 1-0431990Novi Sad OlympiadB15 Caro-Kann
15. R Antonio vs O Renet  1-0281990Novi Sad OlympiadB22 Sicilian, Alapin
16. R Antonio vs N Ferreira 1-0371990Novi Sad OlympiadC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
17. Petursson vs R Antonio  ½-½461990Novi Sad OlympiadA16 English
18. W Schmidt vs R Antonio  1-0501990Novi Sad OlympiadA15 English
19. Wojtkiewicz vs R Antonio 0-1601991BacolodA15 English
20. R Antonio vs D Gedevanishvili  ½-½491991Sydney MercantileC02 French, Advance
21. R Antonio vs E Torre  ½-½91991BacolodB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
22. Hort vs R Antonio  1-0551991BielB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
23. Adorjan vs R Antonio  ½-½231991BacolodD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
24. Vyzmanavin vs R Antonio  1-0521991BeijingA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
25. R Antonio vs Ftacnik  ½-½461991Sydney MercantileB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 316  PGN Download
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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.
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: Gratz champ
Jun-28-16  Pulo y Gata: Congratulations!
Jul-20-16  smurph: Make that 115400 games
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