Number of games in database: 183
Years covered: 1990 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2324 (2340 rapid, 2296 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2403
Overall record: +74 -63 =45 (53.0%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.
1 exhibition game, blitz/rapid, odds game, etc. is excluded from this statistic.
NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
W Kobese vs Leko, 2001 1-0
W Kobese vs S Mikheev, 2008 1-0
S C Willenberg vs W Kobese, 2011 0-1
W Kobese vs C Mulder, 2011 1-0
W Kobese vs G Nsubuga, 2001 1-0
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (1999)
FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament 2001/02 (2001)
NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
Hastings 2005/06 (2006)
Commonwealth and South African Open (2011)
Gibraltar Masters (2006)
Turin Olympiad (2006)
Gibraltar Masters (2005)
Khanty-Mansiysk Olympiad (2010)
Dresden Olympiad (2008)
Calvia Olympiad (2004)
Baku Olympiad (2016)
Batumi Olympiad (2018)
Tromso Olympiad (2014)
🏆 Batumi Olympiad
W Kobese vs A H Abdulgalil Saleh (Oct-05-18) 0-1
W Kobese vs C Barros Rivadeneira (Oct-03-18) 1/2-1/2
B Saeheng vs W Kobese (Oct-02-18) 0-1
E Can vs W Kobese (Oct-01-18) 1-0
W Kobese vs J Al-Huwar (Sep-30-18) 0-1
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| page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 188
|1. W Kobese vs B Schneider
|| ||1-0||34||1990||Badenweiler op||B42 Sicilian, Kan|
|2. Blatny vs W Kobese
||1-0||121||1991||Bad Woerishofen||D02 Queen's Pawn Game|
|3. W Kobese vs Korneev
|| ||0-1||41||1991||Krumbach open||C80 Ruy Lopez, Open|
|4. W Kobese vs E Dragomarezkij
||1-0||45||1991||Krumbach op||B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation|
|5. T Luther vs W Kobese
|| ||½-½||42||1993||Altensteig||C86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack|
|6. W Kobese vs Benjamin
|| ||0-1||47||1994||Moscow Olympiad||B46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation|
|7. Hracek vs W Kobese
|| ||1-0||33||1994||Moscow Olympiad||C91 Ruy Lopez, Closed|
|8. D Hergott vs W Kobese
|| ||½-½||90||1994||Moscow Olympiad||E92 King's Indian|
|9. W Kobese vs D Sermek
|| ||1-0||40||1994||Moscow Olympiad||B33 Sicilian|
|10. J Isaev vs W Kobese
|| ||½-½||49||1994||Moscow Olympiad||C77 Ruy Lopez|
|11. Alterman vs W Kobese
|| ||1-0||58||1996||Yerevan Olympiad||A80 Dutch|
|12. B Zueger vs W Kobese
|| ||½-½||45||1996||Yerevan Olympiad||A10 English|
|13. E Grivas vs W Kobese
|| ||½-½||91||1996||Yerevan Olympiad||A80 Dutch|
|14. E Cekro vs W Kobese
|| ||0-1||39||1996||Yerevan Olympiad||A10 English|
|15. S J Solomon vs W Kobese
|| ||1-0||52||1996||Yerevan Olympiad||C42 Petrov Defense|
|16. A Sokolov vs W Kobese
|| ||1-0||34||1997||Groningen Candidates||C82 Ruy Lopez, Open|
|17. W Kobese vs A Sokolov
|| ||½-½||41||1997||Groningen Candidates||B45 Sicilian, Taimanov|
|18. Degraeve vs W Kobese
|| ||1-0||45||1998||Ubeda op 3rd||C55 Two Knights Defense|
|19. Timoshenko vs W Kobese
|| ||1-0||42||1998||Linares Anibal op 5th||A88 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6|
|20. Fedorowicz vs W Kobese
||0-1||53||1998||San Francisco Mechanics||C47 Four Knights|
|21. W Kobese vs E Schiller
|| ||1-0||44||1998||Saitek US Masters||C41 Philidor Defense|
|22. Filippov vs W Kobese
|| ||1-0||48||1998||Elista Olympiad||A88 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6|
|23. W Kobese vs Hernandez Guerrero
|| ||0-1||34||1998||Elista Olympiad||B47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation|
|24. Vescovi vs W Kobese
|| ||1-0||68||1998||Cap d'Agde-A||A10 English|
|25. Lautier vs W Kobese
|| ||1-0||33||1999||FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament||E92 King's Indian|
| page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 188
|Oct-12-05|| ||aw1988: This is, if I recall, Africa's strongest player.|
|Oct-12-05|| ||gadfly: <aw1988>Are you talikng about South Africa (the country) or the African continent as a whole. If it is the continent, I definitely disagree. An example of s higher rated player is Hichem Handouchi from Morocco, with a current ELO of 2574. As a matter of fact, Kobese is currently not even South Africa's highest rated player. George Michelakis has 25 points more than Kobese. If you are talking about peak rating of players, Kobese's best is 2415 which is 10 points lower than Michelakis's current rating. Did not bother to check Michelakis's best rating. I would guess that currently Handouchi is Africa's best player, but I am not completely sure, I must admit.|
|Oct-12-05|| ||aw1988: Sorry, I did mean South America.|
|Oct-12-05|| ||WannaBe: Since I am lazy, and have done my 'duty' of writing a bio. Here is a wonderful link on IM Watu!!|
If anyone care to research and write a bio. click on the search google link and you'll get more info!
|Oct-29-05|| ||offramp: Is he massively overweight?|
|Oct-29-05|| ||aw1988: Africa too, not America.|
|Apr-28-08|| ||MadBishop: Well currently, he IS the highest rated player in South Africa. Bt I won't let that deter me as I take him on in a simul in July! Watch out Mr Kobese! ;-)|
|Aug-04-08|| ||myschkin: . . .
The “African Lion” <IM Watu Kobese> won the South African Open 2008 with a staggering 9.5/11 (+8).
At one stage he had eight wins in a row and was only cooled by a draw to IM Thomas Rendle. IM Kenny Solomon came in second on 9/11 with losses to Kobese and Rendle.
|Dec-11-08|| ||gambitfan: Kobese Tu Hoang 1996
|May-19-10|| ||Tabanus: http://ratings.fide.com/card.phtml?...
2nd today in "Taça CUCA SA", Angola, 13-19 May 2010:
|May-19-10|| ||Raisin Death Ray: Wow! I didn't know George Foreman played chess!|
|Jun-27-10|| ||wordfunph: Raisin Death Ray: Wow! I didn't know George Foreman played chess!>|
lol! happy birthday IM Watu "Foreman" Kobese!
|Jun-27-10|| ||Winter: He's more than fit for chessboxing!|
|Jul-14-12|| ||TaongWalangAlam: Mga kabayan, exercise is also an important part of chess and any other sport. If Kobe Bryant stops exercising, kabayan, he will become like this player Kobese. Oks ba mga kabayan?|
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