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Joseph Fang
Number of games in database: 78
Years covered: 1988 to 2005
Last FIDE rating: 2321
Highest rating achieved in database: 2330

Overall record: +35 -28 =15 (54.5%)*
   * 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
 Slav (4) 
    D11 D19 D18
 Reti System (4) 
 Queen's Pawn Game (4) 
    A41 D00 A46
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (6) 
    B27 B41 B32 B56 B44
 Robatsch (5) 
 Ruy Lopez (5) 
    C68 C90 C89 C92 C84
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (4) 
    C90 C84 C92 C89
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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
   I Krush vs J Fang, 2001 0-1

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(born Sep-07-1959, 63 years old) United States of America

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International Master

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 90  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. W Shipman vs J Fang  1-051198889th US OpenB06 Robatsch
2. D Gurevich vs J Fang  1-047198889th US OpenA42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
3. J Fang vs D Strenzwilk  1-048198917th World OpenA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
4. Kengis vs J Fang  1-031198917th World OpenC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
5. S Wagman vs J Fang  ½-½54198917th World OpenC55 Two Knights Defense
6. J Fang vs D Kopec  1-0361989Queen City op 13thE30 Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad
7. J Fang vs Benjamin  0-134198917th World OpenE31 Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, Main line
8. J Fang vs J Veach  1-047198917th World OpenA57 Benko Gambit
9. J Fang vs Chiburdanidze 1-019198917th World OpenD91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5
10. J Fang vs E Tate  1-046199018th World OpenB22 Sicilian, Alapin
11. M Casella vs J Fang 0-1221990New EnglandC45 Scotch Game
12. J Fang vs Yermolinsky  0-150199018th World OpenD91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5
13. J Fang vs Yermolinsky  0-130199220th World OpenB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
14. J Fang vs D H Levin  1-032199220th World OpenD00 Queen's Pawn Game
15. J Fang vs B Weinstein  1-029199220th World OpenC55 Two Knights Defense
16. Wojtkiewicz vs J Fang  1-025199220th World OpenE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
17. S J Pozarek vs J Fang  0-146199220th World OpenB23 Sicilian, Closed
18. J Friedson vs J Fang  0-127199220th World OpenB32 Sicilian
19. D Harris vs J Fang  0-145199220th World OpenB30 Sicilian
20. J Fang vs J Curdo 1-0231993NashuaA00 Uncommon Opening
21. M Gottlieb vs J Fang 0-1161993New York OpenC55 Two Knights Defense
22. I Gurevich vs J Fang  ½-½191993New York OpenC91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
23. J Fang vs de Firmian 1-0361993New York OpenE30 Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad
24. J Fang vs G Giorgadze  ½-½161993New York OpenD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
25. J Fang vs Van Wely 1-0451993New York OpenA69 Benoni, Four Pawns Attack, Main line
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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.
Aug-12-17  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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