Mark Paragua[ edit ]

Mark Callano Paragua (born March 29 1984) is a Filipino chess Grandmaster. He was born in Philippines to Flordeliza Callano and Ricardo Paragua, who is also his coach. Together, they travel around the world to participate in international tournaments.

At the 1998 Disney World Rapid Chess Championship for Kids, held November 15-17 at the EuroDisney theme park in Paris, Paragua and Bu Xiangzhi each finished first with 7 1/2 points in Boys 14 and under section, with Paragua taking the gold medal on tiebreak points.

He was the youngest Filipino master ever, at 9 years of age. He also became the youngest Filipino GM ever at 20, beating out Eugene Torre´s record by about two years.

He qualified for the 2004 World Championship in Tripoli, Libya. Paragua is currently Philippines´ number one grandmaster.

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