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Zenon Franco Ocampos
Z Franco Ocampos 
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Number of games in database: 534
Years covered: 1975 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2458 (2466 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2542

Overall record: +199 -118 =202 (57.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 15 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 English (33) 
    A10 A15 A16 A13 A14
 Queen's Pawn Game (32) 
    A46 D02 E10 D05 A45
 English, 1 c4 e5 (25) 
    A20 A28 A25 A21 A22
 King's Indian (23) 
    E92 E99 E91 E94 E60
 Queen's Indian (20) 
    E12 E14 E15 E17
 Sicilian (13) 
    B92 B83 B43 B27 B51
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (79) 
    B30 B57 B45 B22 B60
 Modern Benoni (23) 
    A70 A61 A62 A64 A56
 Queen's Pawn Game (17) 
    A46 E10 D02 A45 E00
 Pirc (17) 
    B07 B08 B09
 Sicilian Taimanov (14) 
    B45 B48 B47 B46
 Nimzo Indian (14) 
    E39 E45 E54 E38 E46
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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
   Z Franco Ocampos vs A Needleman, 2003 1-0
   Korchnoi vs Z Franco Ocampos, 1982 1/2-1/2
   R Reinaldo Castineira vs Z Franco Ocampos, 2001 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   San Fernando Open (1991)
   Lucerne Olympiad (1982)
   Capablanca Memorial Premier I 36th (2001)
   Lucerne (1989)
   Los Polvorines Open (1980)
   Malaga Open (2001)
   Moron Zonal (1982)
   Mislata Open (1993)
   Palma de Mallorca Open (1991)
   Spanish Championship (1998)
   Dresden Olympiad (2008)
   Haifa Olympiad (1976)
   Buenos Aires Olympiad (1978)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   Baku Olympiad (2016)

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

   🏆 ch-PAR
   J F Cubas vs Z Franco Ocampos (Nov-21-19) 1/2-1/2
   Z Franco Ocampos vs J B Bjerre (Dec-30-18) 1/2-1/2
   P A Gines Esteo vs Z Franco Ocampos (Dec-30-18) 1-0
   A Merario Alarcon vs Z Franco Ocampos (Dec-29-18) 0-1
   B Deac vs Z Franco Ocampos (Oct-05-18) 1-0

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(born May-12-1956, 67 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. In the 1982 Chess Olympiad at Lucerne, he won the gold medal at board one by scoring 11 of 13. =1st at Buenos Aires in 1988. In the 1990 Chess Olympiad at Novi Sad, he shared first place at board one with 9 points in 12 games.

As of 2007, Ocampos is the top-ranked player and only GM in Paraguay (now, there are three GMs: Zenon Franco, Axel Bachmann and Jose Cubas). He has written several books on chess for Gambit Publications under the name Zenon Franco.

Wikipedia article: Zenón Franco Ocampos

Last updated: 2022-03-11 02:30:15

 page 1 of 25; games 1-25 of 618  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Z Franco Ocampos vs H Perez Garcia 0-1281975Buenos Aires Open Torre BlancaC50 Giuoco Piano
2. E Preissmann vs Z Franco Ocampos  1-0511976Haifa OlympiadB53 Sicilian
3. Z Franco Ocampos vs J Vaglio Munoz  ½-½211976Haifa OlympiadC00 French Defense
4. Z Franco Ocampos vs Chandler  1-0611976Haifa OlympiadB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
5. G Botterill vs Z Franco Ocampos  ½-½411976Haifa OlympiadB30 Sicilian
6. N Stull vs Z Franco Ocampos  0-1231976Haifa OlympiadA57 Benko Gambit
7. Z Franco Ocampos vs C Cuartas Bedoya  0-1411976Haifa OlympiadA45 Queen's Pawn Game
8. Z Franco Ocampos vs L Ogaard  1-0441976Haifa OlympiadA45 Queen's Pawn Game
9. J Rooze vs Z Franco Ocampos  0-1881976Haifa OlympiadB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
10. Z Franco Ocampos vs J Bademian Orchanian  1-0471976Haifa OlympiadC77 Ruy Lopez
11. E Torre vs Z Franco Ocampos  1-0601976Haifa OlympiadB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
12. P Ramirez vs Z Franco Ocampos  0-1471976Haifa OlympiadB22 Sicilian, Alapin
13. V Liberzon vs Z Franco Ocampos ½-½621976Haifa OlympiadB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
14. R A Redolfi vs Z Franco Ocampos  1-0471977La Falda opB30 Sicilian
15. J Szmetan vs Z Franco Ocampos  1-0651977YMCAB30 Sicilian
16. Z Franco Ocampos vs H Garcia  1-0371977PiriapolisB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
17. F Casas vs Z Franco Ocampos  0-1441977PiriapolisA16 English
18. Z Franco Ocampos vs D Diano  1-0471977PiriapolisB02 Alekhine's Defense
19. D Rivera vs Z Franco Ocampos  0-1371977PiriapolisB60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
20. Z Franco Ocampos vs A Riccetto  1-0391977PiriapolisB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
21. Z Franco Ocampos vs F Trois  ½-½231977PiriapolisB06 Robatsch
22. R Silva Nazzari vs Z Franco Ocampos  0-1521977PiriapolisB27 Sicilian
23. Z Franco Ocampos vs W Estrada Degrandi  0-1571977PiriapolisA07 King's Indian Attack
24. J Bademian Orchanian vs Z Franco Ocampos  ½-½441977PiriapolisB30 Sicilian
25. C Guimard vs Z Franco Ocampos  0-1441978Banco de la Ciudad OpenA46 Queen's Pawn Game
 page 1 of 25; games 1-25 of 618  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.
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  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!
Nov-29-08  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

May-12-10  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. ;-)
May-16-16  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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