Munoz, Lazaro   (USA)       [FICGS member # 688]

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Lazaro Munoz

I an 61 years old, living in New Jersey, USA. I have been playing chess since I was 12 and go for about 25 years but not very consistently. I am 14k in AGA, but I haven't played there in about 8 years.

Lazaro Munoz has currently 0 running correspondence chess game(s), won 5, lost 0 and drawn 1 other games against an average elo of 1714, does not play advanced chess (fast time controls), played big chess, now 0 running, 10 won, 2 lost, 0 drawn, played Go (weiqi, baduk), now 0 running, 25 won, 23 lost, and does not play poker, finally Lazaro finished a total of 66 games and is not playing any game right now.

Big chess statistics :

vs. Herda Ekawarni (1245) :   100%   (2 games, 2 wins, 0 losses)

Go (weiqi, baduk) statistics :

vs. Thibault Pillon (1645) :   0%   (2 games, 0 wins, 2 losses)
vs. Don Groves (2289) :   50%   (2 games, 1 wins, 1 losses)

Lazaro Munoz

Lazaro's favorite game is : Chess

Why Lazaro likes Chess : There is always more to learn

Style of play : Agressive

Is Lazaro addicted : Yes

Uses engines : only on ICCF tournaments

Favorite engines : Komodo 14

Other games played : Go

Favorite chess opening : King's Gambit

Favorite chess player : Akiba Rubinstein

Favorite Go player : Masaki Takemiya

Favorite poker player : Ken Smith (of course)

Favorite player at FICGS : Thibault de Vassal

Languages spoken : English, Spanish

City : Basking Ridge NJ

Club : Marshall CC (former will rejoin)

Mission : To make people laugh

Interests : Ham Radio

Occupation : Software Development

Favorite website :

Personal website :

Facebook profile : Lazaro Munoz

Favorite quote : "The important thing is not to stop questioning." and "Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler."-- Albert Einstein

Favorite movie : The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

Favorite music style : Alternative Rock

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Last messages by Lazaro Munoz in the forum :

BIG_CHESS__WORLD_CHAMPIONSHIP__5    (2013-12-20 14:06:38)

Hi guys, do we know when this is going to start? I believe that there are 31 on the waiting list and group size is 7 are just waiting for 4 more? Supp (...)

Tablebases and no-engines tournaments    (2013-10-14 15:43:45)

But most endgame books (I assume books are allowed) these days use tablebase results, for that matter so do many opening books on computer analysis re (...)

Communism    (2013-10-14 15:41:37)

As to giving up freedom of speech, I pass you the words of Benjamin Franklin: "Those who would give up essential liberty [eg. freedom of speech] (...)

V. Anand is new chess world champion    (2010-06-04 19:12:14)

This is the news that Thibault provided recently. However Anand has been world champion since 2007 so he is not the "new" world champion. (...)

Rating update    (2010-06-04 14:16:08)

So get your wins in now and save your resignations until after July 1st ;) (...)

Number of rated FIDE players    (2010-06-03 19:23:41)

FIDE has always had a bit of an elitist streak with rating, but also most national tournament administrator do not send in tournament reports from loc (...)

More ratings questions    (2010-04-13 20:40:15)

This time one big chess. According to rules for big chess (I actually read it first before posting :), it says that the original rating that is used (...)

Ratings calculation    (2010-04-07 04:46:48)

Thanks for explanation. --laz (...)

Ratings calculation    (2010-04-06 12:40:44)

I don't quite understand the way that ratings are calculated (for initial ratings).

I entered my first chess tournament with a (...)

English translation    (2010-03-13 16:18:17)

Not to nitpick, but I have seen a lot of references to "inferior" or "superior" when specify ratings or rate of play. In Engli (...)