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Zenon Franco Ocampos
Number of games in database: 316
Years covered: 1975 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2458 (2466 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2542

Overall record: +114 -78 =110 (56.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 14 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (22) 
    A46 D02 E10 A45 D05
 English (20) 
    A10 A15 A16 A13 A17
 English, 1 c4 e5 (14) 
    A25 A20 A21 A22 A28
 Queen's Indian (14) 
    E12 E14 E17
 King's Indian (10) 
    E92 E99 E60 E91 E94
 Sicilian (7) 
    B43 B23 B51 B83 B92
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (38) 
    B30 B60 B48 B45 B57
 Pirc (14) 
    B07 B08 B09
 Modern Benoni (14) 
    A70 A61 A64 A56 A75
 Slav (11) 
    D10 D11 D17 D12 D16
 English, 1 c4 c5 (10) 
    A35 A34 A37 A30 A33
 Nimzo Indian (9) 
    E39 E46 E26 E32 E25
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Z Franco Ocampos vs A Safranska, 2000 1-0
   Z Franco Ocampos vs J Sequera, 2002 1/2-1/2
   Z Franco Ocampos vs A Alawieh, 1992 1-0
   M Sion Castro vs Z Franco Ocampos, 1989 0-1
   Z Franco Ocampos vs N Cobo Prados, 2001 1-0
   R Reinaldo Castineira vs Z Franco Ocampos, 2001 0-1
   Korchnoi vs Z Franco Ocampos, 1982 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Buenos Aires (Clarin) (1979)
   Mar del Plata (1982)
   Haifa Olympiad (Men) (1976)
   37th Chess Olympiad (2006)
   Olympiad (2008)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   Torneo Continental Americano (2003)
   Chess Olympiad (2016)
   Chess Olympiad (2018)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   2001 Capablanca memorial (premier - I) by trh6upsz
   2001 Capablanca memorial (premier - I) by gauer
   Wijk aan Zee 1983 B by EmperorAtahualpa
   Games around the world: Paraguay by Gottschalk

   🏆 Chess Olympiad
   B D Deac vs Z Franco Ocampos (Oct-05-18) 1-0
   Z Franco Ocampos vs J M Mabusela (Oct-04-18) 1-0
   A Abdulwahhab vs Z Franco Ocampos (Oct-03-18) 1/2-1/2
   Z Franco Ocampos vs A Pichot (Oct-02-18) 1/2-1/2
   J Cori vs Z Franco Ocampos (Sep-30-18) 1-0

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(born May-12-1956, 64 years old) Paraguay

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Grandmaster (1991) and chess author. Paraguayan champion in 1976. Pan-American champion at San Pedro de Jujuy 1981. =1st at Buenos Aires in 1988.

Wikipedia article: Zenón Franco Ocampos

 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 316  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Z Franco Ocampos vs H P Garcia 0-1281975Buenos Aires Open Torre BlancaC50 Giuoco Piano
2. Z Franco Ocampos vs L Ogaard  1-0441976Haifa Olympiad (Men)A45 Queen's Pawn Game
3. E Preissmann vs Z Franco Ocampos  1-0511976Haifa Olympiad (Men)B53 Sicilian
4. Z Franco Ocampos vs C Cuartas Bedoya  0-1411976Haifa Olympiad (Men)A45 Queen's Pawn Game
5. P Ramirez vs Z Franco Ocampos  0-1471976Haifa Olympiad (Men)B22 Sicilian, Alapin
6. N Stull vs Z Franco Ocampos  0-1231976Haifa Olympiad (Men)A57 Benko Gambit
7. E Torre vs Z Franco Ocampos  1-0601976Haifa Olympiad (Men)B45 Sicilian, Taimanov
8. G Botterill vs Z Franco Ocampos  ½-½411976Haifa Olympiad (Men)B30 Sicilian
9. Z Franco Ocampos vs J Bademian  1-0471976Haifa Olympiad (Men)C77 Ruy Lopez
10. Z Franco Ocampos vs Chandler  1-0611976Haifa Olympiad (Men)B47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
11. J Roose vs Z Franco Ocampos  0-1881976Haifa Olympiad (Men)B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
12. Z Franco Ocampos vs J Vaglio  ½-½211976Haifa Olympiad (Men)C00 French Defense
13. V Liberzon vs Z Franco Ocampos ½-½621976Haifa Olympiad (Men)B45 Sicilian, Taimanov
14. Z Franco Ocampos vs P Straub  1-0271978Buenos Aires opB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
15. S Giardelli vs Z Franco Ocampos  0-1421978Buenos Aires opA15 English
16. Guimard vs Z Franco Ocampos  0-1441978Buenos Aires opA46 Queen's Pawn Game
17. Z Franco Ocampos vs A Paglilla  1-0301978Buenos Aires opD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
18. Spassky vs Z Franco Ocampos 1-0411979Buenos Aires (Clarin)B25 Sicilian, Closed
19. Z Franco Ocampos vs M J Tempone  1-0501979Buenos Aires (Clarin)C42 Petrov Defense
20. Lombardy vs Z Franco Ocampos 0-1301979Buenos Aires (Clarin)A34 English, Symmetrical
21. Z Franco Ocampos vs Panno  ½-½211979Buenos Aires (Clarin)B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
22. Gheorghiu vs Z Franco Ocampos  1-0321979Buenos Aires (Clarin)D85 Grunfeld
23. Najdorf vs Z Franco Ocampos  1-0341979Buenos Aires (Clarin)D85 Grunfeld
24. Z Franco Ocampos vs Miles 0-1361979Buenos Aires (Clarin)B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
25. Ulf Andersson vs Z Franco Ocampos 1-0421979Buenos Aires (Clarin)A15 English
 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 316  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-29-04  ConLaMismaMano: GM Zenon Franco Ocampos when young, was a strong promising player, now he doesn't live any more in Paraguay, he lives in Spain and plays a lot of Open tournaments.
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: Hip! Hip! Ocampus!
Mar-31-05  dafish298: He was the teacher of vallejo pons for about 5 years if im not mistaken. He is a really nice guy and if you are looking for a gm to take lessons with online he is a good pick and not too expensive like most gm's.
Mar-31-05  Stangg: w00t,he teh player of teh day
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  WTHarvey: Here are some crucial positions from Zenon's games not given here:
Nov-18-05  soberknight: Zenon Franco-Ocampos: Good pun by offramp, but I can do better:

Castling is my middle name!
My first name is a noble gas! (Xenon)

May-12-06  BIDMONFA: Zenon Franco-Ocampos


Sep-16-06  Knight13: A new book came out of this guy.... Copyrighted 2005. It's called "Chess Self-Improvement." It presents 50 games that has parts to let you guess which move is the best, and earn points or lose points to determine your strengh. So it's basicly a training book, or some of you might call it the QUIZ book.
Nov-30-07  Phoenix: "Chess Self-Improvement" is a great book, in fact. I highly recommend it.
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: Cool, if <Phoenix> recommends it, I'm gonna get it! =)
Dec-03-07  Phoenix: Ok! I should warn you then, the games are NOT for the faint of heart!
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: He also wrote <Winning Chess Explained - <How chess games are won and lost in practice.>>

Zenon Franco is a grandmaster from Paraguay who now lives in Spain. He is an experienced chess trainer, his most notable pupil being Paco Vallejo, now one of the world's top grandmasters, whom he taught from 1995 to 1999. --> Francisco Vallejo-Pons

Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: chess books by GM Zenon Franco-Ocampos..

+ Chess Explained - The English Opening
+ Chess Explained - The Modern Benoni
+ Chess Self-Improvement
+ Grandmaster Secrets - Counter-Attack!
+ The Art of Attacking Chess
+ The Giant Chess Puzzle Book
+ Winning Chess Explained

Oct-23-12  Abdel Irada: I wonder whether there's any etymological relationship between this player's first name and the ancient Greek /xenos/, meaning "strange," "foreign" or "unknown."

If there is, his opponents may think he's a real gas ... unless they suffer from Zenophobia.

Oct-23-12  blitzpatzer: Zenon = "Living"
Oct-23-12  Abdel Irada: Hmm. Then I wonder if any of his opponents suffer from fear of living. ;-)
Premium Chessgames Member
  diagonal: Zenón Franco Ocampos is author in the growing <Everyman’s Move By Move> series, he examined in detail Anand's chess career to date, and also wrote the volume on Spassky, and Rubinstein (newly published in 2016).
Oct-20-18  AdolfoAugusto: Someone commented that GM Zenón Franco Ocampos was a trainer.

I would like to contact him and see if hes available for online tutoring.

If someone has his email, please contact me.

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