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Birthday of IM Michael Rahal (10-viii-1970)

Birthday of IM Michael A Rahal (10-viii-1970)

Michael Anthony Rahal was born in Aldershot, Hampshire to Spanish parents. His mother’s maiden name is Vives Escoda. Michael attended Salesian College in Farnborough. Previously the strongest player from Aldershot may have been Michael Antony Pagden.

He became a FIDE Master in 1994 and an International Master in 1999.

His peak FIDE rating was 2431 in January 2005.

He is a Spanish resident.

Here is his YouTube Channel

His handle on the Internet Chess Club is “mikerahal”

.With the white pieces Michael prefers the Spanish(!) Opening

With the black pieces Michael plays the French Winawer and the Classical Dutch.

Smash the Sicilian with the Smith-Morra Gambit - Michael Rahal (PC-DVD)
Smash the Sicilian with the Smith-Morra Gambit – Michael Rahal (PC-DVD)

Birthday of IM Michael Rahal (10-viii-1970)

Birthday of IM Michael A Rahal (10-viii-1970)

Michael Anthony Rahal was born in Aldershot, Hampshire to Spanish parents. His mother’s maiden name is Vives Escoda. Michael attended Salesian College in Farnborough. Previously the strongest player from Aldershot may have been Michael Antony Pagden.

He became a FIDE Master in 1994 and an International Master in 1999.

His peak FIDE rating was 2431 in January 2005.

He is a Spanish resident.

Here is his YouTube Channel

His handle on the Internet Chess Club is “mikerahal”

.With the white pieces Michael prefers the Spanish(!) Opening

With the black pieces Michael plays the French Winawer and the Classical Dutch.

Smash the Sicilian with the Smith-Morra Gambit - Michael Rahal (PC-DVD)
Smash the Sicilian with the Smith-Morra Gambit – Michael Rahal (PC-DVD)

Birthday of IM Michael Rahal (10-viii-1970)

Birthday of IM Michael A Rahal (10-viii-1970)

Michael Anthony Rahal was born in Aldershot, Hampshire to Spanish parents. His mother’s maiden name is Vives Escoda. Michael attended Salesian College in Farnborough. Previously the strongest player from Aldershot may have been Michael Antony Pagden.

He became a FIDE Master in 1994 and an International Master in 1999.

His peak FIDE rating was 2431 in January 2005.

He is a Spanish resident.

Here is his YouTube Channel

His handle on the Internet Chess Club is “mikerahal”

.With the white pieces Michael prefers the Spanish(!) Opening

With the black pieces Michael plays the French Winawer and the Classical Dutch.

Smash the Sicilian with the Smith-Morra Gambit - Michael Rahal (PC-DVD)
Smash the Sicilian with the Smith-Morra Gambit – Michael Rahal (PC-DVD)

Birthday of IM Michael Rahal (10-viii-1970)

Birthday of IM Michael A Rahal (10-viii-1970)

Michael Anthony Rahal was born in Aldershot, Hampshire to Spanish parents. His mother’s maiden name is Vives Escoda. Michael attended Salesian College in Farnborough. Previously the strongest player from Aldershot may have been Michael Antony Pagden.

He became a FIDE Master in 1994 and an International Master in 1999.

His peak FIDE rating was 2431 in January 2005.

He is a Spanish resident.

Here is his YouTube Channel

His handle on the Internet Chess Club is “mikerahal”

.With the white pieces Michael prefers the Spanish(!) Opening

With the black pieces Michael plays the French Winawer and the Classical Dutch.

Smash the Sicilian with the Smith-Morra Gambit - Michael Rahal (PC-DVD)
Smash the Sicilian with the Smith-Morra Gambit – Michael Rahal (PC-DVD)