Zenón Franco Ocampos

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Zenón Franco
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Zenón Franco Ocampos, Dresden 2008
Full nameZenón Franco Ocampos
Country Paraguay
Born (1956-05-12) 12 May 1956 (age 63)
FIDE rating2458 (December 2019)

Zenón Franco Ocampos (American Spanish: [seˈnoɱ ˈfɾaŋko oˈkampos];[a] born 12 May 1956, Paraguay) is a chess grandmaster (GM) from Paraguay. In the 1982 Chess Olympiad at Lucerne, he won the gold medal at board one by scoring 11 of 13. In the 1990 Chess Olympiad at Novi Sad, he shared first place at board one with 9 points in 12 games. As of 2007, Ocampos is the top-ranked player and only GM in Paraguay (now, there are three GMs: Zenon Franco, Axel Bachmann and Jose Cubas). He has written several books on chess for Gambit Publications under the name Zenon Franco.


  • Franco, Zenon (2005). Chess Self-Improvement. Gambit Publications. ISBN 1-904600-29-8.
  • Franco, Zenon (2006). Winning Chess Explained. Gambit Publications. ISBN 1-904600-46-8.
  • Franco, Zenon; Crouch, Colin (2007). How to Defend in Chess. Gambit. ISBN 978-1-904600-83-1.
  • Franco, Zenon (2007). Chess Explained: The Modern Benoni. Gambit. ISBN 978-1-904600-77-0.
  • Franco, Zenon (2008). The Art of Attacking Chess. Gambit Publications. ISBN 1-904600-97-2.
  • Franco, Zenon (2009). Grandmaster Secrets: Counter-Attack!. Gambit Publications. ISBN 978-1906454098.
  • Franco, Zenon (2014). Anand: Move by Move. Everyman Chess. ISBN 978-1781941867.


  1. ^ In isolation, Zenón is pronounced [seˈnon].


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