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Filip Panchevski was born in 1988 in Skopje, Macedonia. He started playing chess at the age of five. His first success was winning the 6th place in the European youth chess championship for boys U12.

In January 2004 he become champion of Skopje - the capital of Macedonia by beating the first Grandmaster in his career. Later that year on the World youth chess championship U16 he took 16th place and his first International master norm. He won his second and third International master norm in 2008 while in the same time passing 2400 and becoming an International master. In 2013 he got his first Grandmaster norm in the strong tournament Durres Open, by winning the second place. In 2017, while playing for his country on the European Team Chess Championship on the first board, he got six out of nine points and with that his second GM norm.

He became champion of Macedonia four times 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016 and he has won the Macedonian Open three times from 2010-2012. In his chess carrier he has won dozens of tournaments in classical, rapid and blitz time control. Panchevski’s best win has been the victory over Ukrainian Grandmaster Volokitin Andrey with elo points 2695, and so far the strongest opponent that he faced was the World Champion Challenger Sergey Karjakin at the Chess Olympiad in Norway 2014.

He has been member of the Macedonian national team since 2009. So far he has played four European Team championships and four chess Olympiads. Last year on the European team chess championship he played on the first board.

Since 1998 Filip Pancevski is a member of the chess club Alkaloid. In the last 20 years playing for Alkaloid has been national team champion more than fifteen times. In 2016 chess club Alkaloid has become European Team Champion, and in 2017 European vice Champion.

He started working as a chess coach in 2010. At first he worked as an assistant coach in the local chess club where he got valuable experience by teaching the beginners group. He teaches chess online for five years now and has had many students from all around the world.

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