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2010 GM Ian Rogers Simul

GM Ian Rogers

WA was privileged to receive a visit from Australia's most famous player, GM Ian Rogers. Ian came to take a coaching session with the state's top juniors as part of the Junior Elite Training Squad scheme. He also gave a 20 board simultaneous exhibition at the Metro club, on the 3rd of June 2010, conceding only one draw to club stalwart Douglas McLean. Born in Hobart in 1960 Ian became a leading Australian player in his teens. After gaining his Grand Master title in 1985 Ian reached a rating of 2564, placing him in the world's top 50 players. Among his victims were such illustrious players as Smyslov, Korchnoi, Shirov, Gelfand, Portisch, Huebner and Short. He was four times Australian champion, was Australian Grand Prix winner seven times and Doerberl Cup winner 12 times. In all he won over 100 tournaments including 15 round-robin GM events. He also competed with distinction for Australia in 14 Olympiads, 12 on top board. Ian retired from serious competitive chess in 2007 and now works as a chess reporter, columnist and analyst. He has recently returned to Australia after covering the Anand-Topalov World Championship match.

Report courtesy of David Ellis.

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