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Watu Kobese

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Fide Id14300141
USCF Id12744312
TitleInternational Master
FederationSouth Africa fed
FIDE Elo2336 
Highest 2419 (January 2005)
URS Rating2403 
National Elo2355
Born 1973  (Age 45)
 Ranking: World #3823, Africa #36, South Africa #4
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Sicilian defence (45%): B70 B36 B62 B92 B77 B42Sicilian defence (14%): B77 B90 B20 B70 B23 B30
French defence (12%): C11 C18 C18 C16 C13 C10Ruy Lopez (12%): C80 C77 C90 C96 C69 C84
Ruy Lopez (11%): C67 C96 C73 C78 C60 C61Reti (11%): A04 A05 A07 A09 A04 A04
Caro-Kann defence (6%): B14 B12 B12 B14 B12 B12Queen's pawn (9%): A46 D02 D02 D02 A46 E00
Robatsch (4%): B06 B06English (8%): A20 A13 A15 A25 A10 A13
Play tendenciesEndgame tendencies
Sacrifices: Not availableAverage draws at: Move #41 (details)
Blunders (): Explore blunders Optimal play:   95.93%  [what is this?]
Positional player: Not available Optimal checkmate:   68.62%  [what is this?]
Exchange tendencies: -3.459 (details) Endgame blunders: Explore blunders
Stockfish first line: Not available [calculate] Strength:         
Quality of play:  79.22 (games[what is this?] Exploitive analysis: Not available
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Rating History ()


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Tournament History


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Tournament (Click on name for details) VenueDate
South African Closed Open Section A Cape Town, South Africa2015.12.122200
South African Open Chess Championships Cape Town, South Africa2015.07.031580
Cape Town Classic Cape Town, South Africa2015.03.212220
Chess Olympiad Tromso, Norway2014.08.012170
Manyanani Invitational Cape Town, South Africa2014.06.131850
Steinitz Open GM Norm Section Cape Town, South Africa2014.05.092370
Capablanca Open GM Norm Section Pretoria, South Africa2014.04.252390
South African Closed (Open Section A) Cape Town, South Africa2014.01.032180
DSK Open (GM Group) Cape Town, South Africa2013.07.202390
Commonwealth and South African Open (Blitz) Port Elizabeth, South Africa2013.07.08720
Commonwealth and South African Open (Open Section) Port Elizabeth, South Africa2013.07.05950
40th World Chess Olympiad-Open Istanbul, Turkey2012.08.282230
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