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Andronico Yap
Number of games in database: 93
Years covered: 1977 to 1986
Overall record: +38 -36 =19 (51.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Aug-09-1961, died 1990, 28 years old) Philippines

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He was an IM.

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 93  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Yap vs K Jensen  1-0351977Wch U20B89 Sicilian
2. Keene vs A Yap  1-0411979Marlboro Chess ClassicA42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
3. S Garcia Martinez vs A Yap  1-0391982Circulo MercantilA67 Benoni, Taimanov Variation
4. A Yap vs C Lee  1-0381982Lucerne OlympiadE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
5. Nakorn Trisa-Ard vs A Yap  0-1461982Lucerne OlympiadA62 Benoni, Fianchetto Variation
6. A Yap vs D Donchev  0-1901982Lucerne OlympiadE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
7. Y E Liao vs A Yap  0-1411982Lucerne OlympiadB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
8. A Yap vs J Lhagva  0-1661982Lucerne OlympiadA09 Reti Opening
9. A Yap vs C Partos  0-1381982Lucerne OlympiadB39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
10. A Yap vs S Fedder  0-1411982Lucerne OlympiadB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
11. J E Ostos vs A Yap  0-1301982Lucerne OlympiadB85 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical
12. A Yap vs Y Ajlan  1-02419835th Asian Team ChA00 Uncommon Opening
13. A Yap vs G Hassain  ½-½5519835th Asian Team ChA07 King's Indian Attack
14. Abdulaziz Bin Ali vs A Yap  0-13519835th Asian Team ChA77 Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8, 10.Nd2
15. A Yap vs Md Asnawi Hj Halim  1-01719835th Asian Team ChB32 Sicilian
16. P Long vs A Yap  0-12919835th Asian Team ChA77 Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8, 10.Nd2
17. A Yap vs Y Hasan  1-05519835th Asian Team ChB40 Sicilian
18. J Ye vs A Yap  ½-½3019835th Asian Team ChB42 Sicilian, Kan
19. A Yap vs P Mohanty 1-03519835th Asian Team ChC10 French
20. A F Ker vs A Yap  0-14319835th Asian Team ChB22 Sicilian, Alapin
21. David Walkinshaw vs A Yap  0-1341984Thessaloniki OlympiadA67 Benoni, Taimanov Variation
22. Chia Chee Seng vs A Yap  ½-½461984Thessaloniki OlympiadA30 English, Symmetrical
23. Browne vs A Yap  ½-½601984Thessaloniki OlympiadA60 Benoni Defense
24. G Garcia Gonzalez vs A Yap  1-0401984Thessaloniki OlympiadA77 Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8, 10.Nd2
25. H Baumgartner vs A Yap  0-11071984Thessaloniki OlympiadA15 English
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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-28-08  waustad: Are you sure this name is spelled right? I thought it was Andronico, if he's the person I met years ago.
Sep-29-08  waustad: After doing a little more research, I think it should be Andronico with an 'n'. He was one of the stronger players from the Phillipines at that time. Sadly, he drowned and many people seem to believe it was a suicide. I met him in Wien when he was on the way back from the World Junior Championship and was traveling with Murray Chandler.
Sep-29-08  visayanbraindoctor: That's right. It should be Andronico Yap. Letter 'N' instead of 'M'.

Had he the proper back-up team of trainers and seconds, and proper medical treatment, the talented IM Yap would have made it to GM without a doubt. In his latter years, he was plagued by probably the same mental illness that troubled Steinitz and Morphy and his playing strength sharply declined when it should have been starting to peak.

Hoping Chessgames will correct the misspelling. Rest in peace.

Sep-29-08  Prugno: <waustad> This is indeed sad news. I recall seeing Yap in action at the 1985 Banco di Roma (one of the first chess events I watched live), and the look of that baby-faced Asian defending in difficult positions with amazing tenacity was considered by many as a favourable portent for his future career. Alas, it was not to be... add one to the list of talented chess players who chose to take their own lives.
Aug-09-09  Winter: In Memoriam to one of the most gifted chessplayers from the Phillipines...

Happy Birthday


Aug-09-09  wordfunph: Happy Birthday IM Andronico Yap..
Aug-09-09  spawn2: to one of the best players the Philippines has ever produced:

Happy Bday and May you rest in Peace.

May-01-10  wordfunph: Philippines' Andronico Yap: This shoeshine boy turned chess expert was hired as a board hanger during the 1979 Marlboro Tournament, but when Rico Mascarinas failed to return on time, Yap, being the strongest player amongst the tournament staff, was asked to step in. Yap shocked the non-believers when he crushed top-rated GM Josif Dorfman (the Soviet chess champion) and went on to score five more wins and a draw before the final round.

rest in peace IM Yap..

May-01-10  asianwarrior: He was a member of several Philippine Olympic teams and earned a GM norm before his games declined.

I saw some of his won games against strong GMs published in Philippine Chess Magazine. I wish those games would be added in

Aug-09-10  wordfunph: happy birthday Boyet!

you will always be remembered..

Jan-19-11  wordfunph: Chia Chee Seng - Andronico Yap 1982 Lucerne Chess Olympiad:

At the time of this game, Chia was at his peak and was known for his fearless fighting spirit. Bobby Ang asked Chia for his impressions on Andronico Yap and his reply was very amusing --- the only thing he remembered about Yap was that he used to show up for the resumption of adjourned games in his pyjamas! Yap won the game against Chia.


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<Andronico Yap talents was given a chance to shine at the 1979 Marlboro Chess Classic in Manila. He was a helper at the event, operating those huge demonstration boards in the days when such things were still done manually.

When one of the participants was unable to show up in time, Yap was picked to take his place - apparently because he was the strongest chess player amongst the staff. So from being a board operator he ended up as one of the participants in a major grandmaster tournament! At that time he was still unrated so his final score - six wins ,five losses and a draw can be considered a wild success. Among his wins are those over the Russian grandmaster Dorfman, fellow Filipinos , Maninang , IM Bordonada and IM Mascarinas, Indonesian IM Bachtiar and Australian master Shaw. >

Dec-05-11  Whitehat1963: I hear he talked a lot during his games.
Dec-19-11  Six66timesGenius: I think i need to explore her to learn m0re tactics.

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