Grandmaster Rogelio Barcenilla Jr.: I’m Using Chess Opening Trainer

Tempe, Arizona – Filipino-American Grandmaster Rogelio Barcenilla Jr. has revealed that that he is using the iPad application Chess Opening Trainer to manage his repertoire. In a show of his appreciation of the Chess Opening Trainer, Grandmaster Barcenilla posted on his official Facebook fan page pictures of him showing his iPad with Chess Opening Trainer. He writes “I’m using Chess Opening Trainer for managing my repertoire on the go”. Barcenilla is known to be very busy managing their family business and consequently he now has less time to spend for chess.

Barcenilla (FIDE 2518) achieved his first grandmaster norm in 1993 in Jakarta, Indonesia. He picked up his 2nd norm in 1998 in the Philippines, and his 3rd GM norm in June 2009 at the Copper State International in Phoenix, Arizona. He was an accomplished player as a junior, winning numerous Philippines and Asian Youth Championships, as well as playing on the Olympiad team. In 1991, he finished 3rd overall at the World Junior Championship in Romania. Since moving to the United States, Barcenilla has won numerous open tournaments in Arizona and has fared well in open tournaments outside of Arizona.

Chess Opening Trainer is mainly a tool for building and learning chess opening repertoire. The latest release, version 3.0, adds support for FEN (Forsyth-Edwards Notation) positions, which are positions that start from any position other than the normal start position of the chess games. This allows the users to use Chess Opening Trainer to also build and learn libraries of tactics, end games and other essential positions.

Device Requirements:
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
* 29.2 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Chess Opening Trainer 1.1 is $7.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.

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