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Oliver Barbosa
O Barbosa 
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Number of games in database: 197
Years covered: 2000 to 2022
Last FIDE rating: 2509 (2610 rapid, 2594 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2592
Overall record: +62 -33 =62 (59.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 40 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (20) 
    A45 D02 A50 E00 E10
 Slav (14) 
    D12 D11 D14 D13
 King's Indian (10) 
    E81 E73 E86 E67 E84
 Bogo Indian (9) 
 Grunfeld (5) 
    D90 D94 D85
 Queen's Indian (5) 
With the Black pieces:
 Slav (26) 
    D16 D12 D15 D10 D11
 Caro-Kann (23) 
    B17 B18 B12 B11 B19
 Queen's Pawn Game (7) 
    D02 E10 A45
 Sicilian (7) 
    B27 B54 B90 B92 B24
 English (6) 
    A11 A14 A12
 Ruy Lopez (4) 
    C65 C91 C67
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   K Georgiev vs O Barbosa, 2012 0-1
   S Megaranto vs O Barbosa, 2012 0-1
   Wang Chen vs O Barbosa, 2010 0-1
   O Barbosa vs A Nadanian, 2008 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Philippine Championship (2011)
   Asian Continental Chess Championship (2012)
   Philippine Championship (2012)
   Bangkok Chess Club Open (2015)
   PSC / Puregold Open (2014)
   Millionaire Chess (2016)
   PGMA Cup International Open (2007)
   10th Asian Individual Championship (2011)
   2nd Indonesia Open Chess Championship (2012)
   Istanbul Olympiad (2012)
   3rd HD Bank Cup (2013)
   PRO League Group Stage (2019)
   Pro Chess League (2018)

   🏆 New York Winter GMB
   O Barbosa vs B Jacobson (Jan-16-22) 1/2-1/2
   B Jacobson vs O Barbosa (Nov-12-21) 1/2-1/2
   O Barbosa vs L Rozman (Nov-11-21) 1/2-1/2
   O Barbosa vs Niemann (Nov-15-19) 0-1
   O Barbosa vs Saric (Mar-07-19) 1/2-1/2, rapid

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(born Sep-29-1986, 37 years old) Philippines

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IM (2008); GM (2011).

Oliver Barbosa was born in Pasig City, Manila. He was the 1997 Shell Philippines National Youth Grand Finals Champion. In 2004 he reached the Philippines National semi-finals. The same year he was both the Philippines national under-18 Champion, and the Philippines National Junior Champion. In 2006, he came equal third behind Wesley So and Ronald Dableo at the 2nd Prospero Pichay Cup in Manila. Later that year he was a member of the successful Philippines team that defeated Myanmar in a team contest, his personal contribution being to score 8/12 to assist a clean sweep of all boards. Towards the end of 2010, he competed in the Penang Heritage City Open International Chess Tournament where he came equal first alongside Oliver Dimakiling with 7.5/9. He continued his good form immediately afterwards in the Asean Open Championships 2010 in Singapore, where he again came equal first, this time with Georgian GM Zurab Alekseyevich Azmaiparashvili, with a score of 6.5/9, drawing his individual game with the co-leader.

2011 started off with a successful result in the Moscow Open 2011 E, where he came equal second with 7.5/9, half a point behind the winner Vladimir Belous, losing only to Alexander Beliavsky, but defeating his other two GM opponents, namely Pavel Mikhailovich Kotsur from Kazakhstan and Russia's Sergey Volkov. In March he came =2nd at the Brunei 2011 IM Tournament 1 behind Dzhurabek Khamrakulov and then came equal first in the Brunei 2011 IM Tournament 2, also played in March. He scored 5/9 - and his first GM norm - at the 10th Asian Individual Championship (2011) in May, and in July he took outright first at the Campomanes Memorial Yangon International Open 2011 in Myanmar, with 7.5/9. Also in July he scored 8/13 to place =2nd with veteran GM Eugenio Torre, half a point behind prodigy GM Wesley So in the National Championships played in Manila, securing his second GM norm. His 3rd GM norm came at the Raja Nazrin Shah Invitational Masters in Kuala Lumpur in September. As his rating is already over 2500, his GM title was ratified by FIDE at its Congress in later October 2011.

2012 has seen him place a splendid 5th with 6/9 at the Asian Continental Chess Championship (2012), qualifying him for participation in the 2013 World Cup and win the Orissa GM Open held in Bhuvaneshwar in India with 8.5/10. He also played on board 2 for the Philippines at the Chess Olympiad (2012) held in Istanbul, scoring 7/10 with a TPR of 2668 and placed =1st at the Bangkok Chess Club Open 2013, scoring 7/9. He also placed 2nd at the 2013 Asian Continental Championship with 6.5/9. He won the 2013 Battle of Grandmasters with 10/13 and won the silver medal representing Tagatay on board 2 at the Asian Cities Championship 2013, helping his city team to the gold medal. In March 2014, he won the 19th International Grandmaster Open in Kolkata with 7.5/10 and in April was =1st alongside Francisco Vallejo Pons.

In the first round of the World Cup (2013), he lost in the first round to Le Quang Liem, the loss eliminating him from the contest.

Barbosa was a silver medalist of the 2005 SEA games. In 2003 he coached the Taytay team. userids: User: barbwire and User: jhayver.

References: (1)

Wikipedia article: Oliver Barbosa

Last updated: 2020-09-29 06:34:22

 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 197  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. O Barbosa vs S Megaranto  1-0592000Asia-ch U16B18 Caro-Kann, Classical
2. Y Ranola vs O Barbosa  1-0602002PHI-chA00 Uncommon Opening
3. Le Quang Liem vs O Barbosa  1-0752007zt 3.3A45 Queen's Pawn Game
4. A Milagrosa vs O Barbosa  0-1542007PGMA Cup International OpenB42 Sicilian, Kan
5. O Barbosa vs F Donguines  1-0322007PGMA Cup International OpenB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
6. Y Wang vs O Barbosa  1-0762007PGMA Cup International OpenB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
7. O Barbosa vs R Andador  0-1342007PGMA Cup International OpenC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
8. E Bagamasbad vs O Barbosa  0-1472007PGMA Cup International OpenA72 Benoni, Classical without 9.O-O
9. O Barbosa vs R Nolte  ½-½122007PGMA Cup International OpenB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
10. W Surya vs O Barbosa  0-1432007PGMA Cup International OpenE10 Queen's Pawn Game
11. O Barbosa vs D Ballecer  0-1542007PGMA Cup International OpenD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
12. Q Huang vs O Barbosa  ½-½252007PGMA Cup International OpenD60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
13. M Paragua vs O Barbosa  ½-½162008ASEAN Masters Circuit GMBC11 French
14. R Nolte vs O Barbosa  1-0542008ASEAN Masters Circuit GMBC91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
15. O Barbosa vs A Nadanian  1-0212008ASEAN Masters Circuit GMBC60 Ruy Lopez
16. S Mahmud vs O Barbosa  ½-½92008ASEAN Masters Circuit GMBD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
17. O Barbosa vs J Gonzales 0-1252008ASEAN Masters Circuit GMBB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
18. I K Sukandar vs O Barbosa  0-1272008ASEAN Masters Circuit GMBB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
19. O Barbosa vs S Prayitno  0-1382008ASEAN Masters Circuit GMBE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
20. R Bitoon vs O Barbosa 1-0412008Battle of GrandmastersB54 Sicilian
21. O Barbosa vs J P Gomez  0-1332008Battle of GrandmastersC02 French, Advance
22. O Barbosa vs R Antonio  ½-½332008Battle of GrandmastersB12 Caro-Kann Defense
23. O Barbosa vs E Torre  ½-½562008Battle of GrandmastersE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
24. L M De Leon vs O Barbosa 0-13620109th Asian ContinentalB01 Scandinavian
25. O Barbosa vs A Gupta 1-05020109th Asian ContinentalD02 Queen's Pawn Game
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Jun-30-14  geniokov: Where is GM Oliver Barbosa? What is his where about in chessworld? Barbwire,will still consider yourself as a part of Philippine Team in Tromso,Olympiad?
Jul-08-14  pinoymaster77: Big decision until Thurs :

Jul-11-14  pinoymaster77: May sent daw GM Oli na Letter of Participation to NCFP, will man Board 2 :

Sep-08-14  iking: alaws tao ditto
Sep-08-14  geniokov: < mysql: As I've said previously, I'm not too concerned about So. Whether he waits 2 years, 3 years, 20 years or whatever, he already has a good future ahead of him in Canada or in the US. What I'm more concerned of is what will happen to Barbosa and Paragua when they come back after their temporary visas expire? Will they end up like Joey Antonio?

Sep-08-14 Pulo y Gata: Ok letsgoto Oliver Barbosa's page. He posts answers there.>

Oliver says: "This Forum is under construction!" LOL!

Sep-08-14  geniokov: This is temporarily closed for renovation,"Watch out for falling debris!"
Sep-08-14  geniokov: <What I'm more concerned of is what will happen to Barbosa and Paragua when they come back after their temporary visas expire?>

This is what will happen to them when they report at the 1st day to Pichay´s office! LOL!

Sep-08-14  mysql: Hi Barbosa,

If you are reading, can you please give any update on your situation with Pichay? Is everything ok, or will you face sanctions when you come back?


Sep-08-14  geniokov: Pichay replied:"Hi mysql, Huwag mo munang abalahin si GM Barbossa at busy siya!"LOL!
Sep-08-14  wordfunph: <...or will you face sanctions when you come back?>

mysql, para mo namang tinatakot si GM Barbz :)

Sep-29-14  wordfunph: GM Barbz, happy birthday!

musta na, kibz naman dito pag may time.

Sep-29-14  lakers4sho: Happy bday!
Oct-12-14  jhayver: kamusta po kayo?
Oct-24-14  prensdepens: I could smell that the next bright star of the Philippine chess would be GM Oliver Barbosa!

It's about time for you to shine GM Oliver!

Mar-01-15  asianwarrior: What happened? So steep decline in his ELO rating
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  Penguincw: Congrats to Oliver Barbosa for remaining one of just 3 players still perfect at the Bangkok Chess Open through 4 rounds. In Round 5, he'll face top seed Wang Hao (3.5) with black.
Apr-15-15  pinoymaster77: BIG win over GM Nigel Short in rd4, before ramming into the Chinese wall in GM Wang Hao in rd5 today

Apr-16-15  zoren: <asianwarrior: What happened? So steep decline in his ELO rating>

I'm curious as well, he had a meteoric rise to 2600.

Good luck to him in Bangkok.

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  Penguincw: Oliver Barbosa ends up finishing 8th overall at the Bangkok Chess Club Open (2015), with a score of 6.5/9 (+5,-1,=3) and gained 11 points (2489 -> 2500).
Dec-31-15  gokusano: As early as October 19, 2011 Amulet speaks out his obscene mind (without factual basis) as if he is the manager of Oliver Barbosa. Why would he do this in the first place? Did he give a windfall to aid Barbosa's cause? All he can do is rah rah but not help in the real sense of the word help. Sipsip sa mga players para masabing nakakatulong sya. Mag iimbento ng mga kuwento at ikakalat para masabing mabait. Pakitang tao. Nakakatakot maging kaibigan ang taong ito, sa isang iglap pwede ka nyang siraan. Ang totoo, inagaw nya ang pinaghirapan ng iba para makakuha ng kredito. Paninira ang alam ng taong ito para sumikat.

<Amulet: I would suggest to GM Oliver to not to kibitz here on his page. You know what happened in Wesley's page. They are just your fans. Do not interact with them. Before you know it, they will be asking too much of you, then if you won't be able to give in, they will post negative things on this page.

Remember they are just you patzer fans. Do not pay too much attention to them, just like almost all the GM's here.>

Feb-04-16  joeyj: Congratulations GM Oliver Barbosa !!!

Oct-11-16  joeyj: Congratulations GM Oliver Barbosa PHI for the runner-up finish @ Millionaire chess 2016: 2400-2549 Category (2nd place – $6,000) !!!

Oct-11-16  Amulet: Congrats GM Oliver! You're back on track, all the best!
Sep-29-19  wordfunph: happy birthday, GM Barbosa!
Sep-08-22  jhayver: Hello po! Active pa po ba ito? May question lang po sana ako.
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