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Joseph Fang
Number of games in database: 71
Years covered: 1988 to 2005
Last FIDE rating: 2321
Highest rating achieved in database: 2330

Overall record: +34 -25 =12 (56.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Modern Benoni (7) 
    A57 A69
 Benko Gambit (5) 
 King's Indian (4) 
    E99 E77 E94
 Reti System (4) 
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (6) 
    B27 B41 B32 B44 B56
 Ruy Lopez (4) 
    C84 C68 C90 C89
 Robatsch (4) 
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   Nakamura vs J Fang, 1999 0-1
   J Fang vs B Weinstein, 1992 1-0
   M Gottlieb vs J Fang, 1993 0-1
   J Fang vs Chiburdanidze, 1989 1-0

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(born Sep-07-1959, 60 years old) United States of America

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 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 71  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. W Shipman vs J Fang  1-0511988US opB06 Robatsch
2. D B Gurevich vs J Fang  1-047198889th US OpenA42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
3. S Wagman vs J Fang  ½-½54198917th World OpenC55 Two Knights Defense
4. J Fang vs D Kopec  1-0361989Queen City op 13thE30 Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad
5. J Fang vs Joel Benjamin  0-134198917th World OpenE31 Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, Main line
6. J Fang vs Chiburdanidze 1-019198917th World OpenD91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5
7. J Fang vs J Veach  1-047198917th World OpenA57 Benko Gambit
8. J Fang vs E Tate  1-046199018th World OpenB22 Sicilian, Alapin
9. M Casella vs J Fang  0-1221990New EnglandC45 Scotch Game
10. J Fang vs Yermolinsky  0-150199018th World OpenD91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5
11. Wojtkiewicz vs J Fang  1-025199220th World OpenE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
12. J Fang vs Yermolinsky  0-130199220th World OpenB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
13. J Fang vs B Weinstein  1-029199220th World OpenC55 Two Knights Defense
14. J Fang vs J A Curdo 1-0231993NashuaA00 Uncommon Opening
15. J Fang vs de Firmian 1-0361993New York openE30 Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad
16. J Fang vs Van Wely 1-0451993New York openA69 Benoni, Four Pawns Attack, Main line
17. M Gottlieb vs J Fang 0-1161993New York openC55 Two Knights Defense
18. Kudrin vs J Fang  1-063199321st World OpenC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
19. J Fang vs Kudrin 0-140199321st World OpenD91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5
20. A Dunne vs J Fang  1-025199321st World OpenB06 Robatsch
21. J Fang vs A Minasian 0-129199321st World OpenA69 Benoni, Four Pawns Attack, Main line
22. J Fang vs A Zapata  1-032199422nd World OpenE77 King's Indian
23. J Fang vs J A Curdo  0-158199418th Queen City OpenA00 Uncommon Opening
24. J Fang vs R Adamson  ½-½611994New York OpenA57 Benko Gambit
25. Wolff vs J Fang 1-0351994New York OpenC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
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Kibitzer's Corner
May-25-05  soberknight: Was he a White Fang? (I don't intend to be racist.)
Mar-19-06  Jim Bartle: No, that only means he was playing white...Of course his favorite opening was the (Jack) London System.
Jun-28-08  apexin: a fairly recent game of joseph fang:
[Event "7th Foxwoods Open"]
[Site ""]
[Date "2005.??.??"]
[Round "-"]
[White "Fang Joseph"]
[Black "Cherniack Alex"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo "2374"]
[BlackElo "2259"]

1. Nf3 d5 2. c4 c6 3. d4 Nf6 4. Nc3 e6 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bxf6 gxf6 7. e4 dxe4 8. Nxe4 f5 9. Nc3 Bg7 10. Qd2 c5 11. d5 e5 12. Be2 O-O 13. O-O Nd7 14. Rad1 Qf6 15. g3 b6 16. Nh4 Bb7 17. Qc2 e4 18. f3 Qg5 19. fxe4 Qe3+ 20. Kh1 Bxc3 21. Nxf5 0-1

an interesting game from theoretical point of view featuring the rare 6...gxf6 in the semi-slav, but why did black resign?

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21...Qg5 and i cant see i win for white after 22.Qxc3.

Jun-28-08  RookFile: One way for white to win is 21...Qg5 22. Rf4.
Jun-29-08  apexin: thank you <RookFile> i completely overlooked that! the line i saw first was something like 21...Qg5 22.Qxc3 Kh7 23.h4 Qf6 where white is probably winning due to 24.Qxf6 Nxf6 25.Nh6+ but 22.Rf4 is a simpler win.
Aug-09-12  waustad: Sadly I don't see any C27 openings, the Frankenstein-Dracula variation of the Vienna Game.
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  HeMateMe: He was a bulldog, on defence.
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  kdogphs: I watched Mr. Fang play at the Nashua Open this past year in New Hampshire, he played King's Indian against an IM (I believe)and won rather handily.
May-24-14  waustad: He's too young to have been married to Phyllis Diller.
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  morfishine: Hard to believe Joe Fang only has 70 games in the database. He's been collecting high-rated scalps for years. I remember reading about his games in the 1980's in Chess Life

Maybe I'm confusing him with "Max the Axe" Zavanelli


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