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|Apr-10-08|| ||WannaBe: Can't believe it's taken me this long to realize that GM Rogers no longer competes...|
I very much love his articles in the USCF magazine that I get, and I will remember the time he was at the American Open (where the picture was taken) and the pleasure I had meeting him!
(As a side note, the picture was taken after his draw against a much weaker player, and he kept on moving/fidgeting as I try to capture the 'perfect shot' of him, finally, he realized what I was trying to do, and stopped moving, gave me the opportunity for the picture that's displayed here. =)
|Apr-10-08|| ||twinlark: <WannaBe>
He's a terrific commentator as well. At the recent tournament in Canberra he was commenting on the top games (usually GM games) on demonstration boards. He is so engaging and insightful, it was impossible to leave his analysis sessions before he finished.
His retirement loses a top player for Australia, but he's mentoring some of our up and coming players, most recently Zhao Zong Yuan who recently gained his GM title after winning 3 GM norms in a few weeks. That's not to mention all the columns he writes, such as in the Canberra Times, and his other unsung work for Australian chess.
Ian's an awesome bloke.
|Jun-24-08|| ||brankat: Happy Birthday GM Rogers!|
|Dec-14-08|| ||GrahamClayton: <twinlark>That's not to mention all the columns he writes, such as in the Canberra Times.|
Ian Rogers also writes a column for the Sydney "Sun-Herald" newspaper. I think Rogers is concentrating on coaching these days - he was the coach for Malaysian IM Mas Hafizulhelmi at the 2008 Malaysian Open.
|Apr-08-09|| ||Bobsterman3000: Ian Rogers is one of the few GM's that plays the Scandinavian as black on a semi-regular basis...|
|Apr-08-09|| ||Shams: <Bobsterman3000> even fewer are the GMs that play the Scandinavian as white. ;)|
|Apr-08-09|| ||Bobsterman3000: <shams> LOL. I guess that was a poor choice of words, but you know what I meant ;-)|
|Jun-24-09|| ||wordfunph: Happy Birthday Australian GM Ian Rogers! I met GM Rogers during a tourney in Tagaytay City 3 years ago.|
|Jun-24-09|| ||Stonehenge: Happy Birthday :)|
|Jul-20-10|| ||Remizatorul: Nice pics gallery here...
|Jun-24-11|| ||brucejavier: Happy bday GM Roger player of the day.|
|Jun-24-11|| ||WannaBe: Happy Birthday Ian! =)|
|Jun-24-11|| ||wordfunph: happy birthday "The Hermit"!!|
|Jul-23-11|| ||ulysses ganesh: ian rogers is the ideal chess ambassador for australia ; he is an original player ; playing unconventional moves ; a bit miles/ivanov like!|
|Oct-09-11|| ||feitang: I met him in Brazil, he was covering the Grand Slam, very nice guy and very strong player by the way.|
|Jun-24-12|| ||LoveThatJoker: Happy Birthday, GM Ian Rogers!
|Jun-24-12|| ||FairyPromotion: Happy Birthday GM Rogers!
Thanks for you wonderful commentary during the Tal Memorial!
|Jun-24-12|| ||fisayo123: HBD GM Rogers.|
|Jun-24-12|| ||twinlark: Many Happy Returns, Ian!|
|Oct-04-13|| ||PhilFeeley: Missing this interesting game.
Kagan, Issay 2380 - Rogers, Ian 2550
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 e6 4.0-0 Nge7
5.Re1 a6 6.Bf1 d5 7.d3 b5 8.Nbd2 d4 9.g3
e5 10.Nh4 g6 11.f4 Bg7 12.Bg2 f6 13.Rf1
Be6 14.Ndf3 0-0 15.fxe5 Nxe5 16.Nxe5
fxe5 17.a4 Qd7 18.axb5 axb5 19.Rxf8+
Rxf8 20.Bd2 Nc6 21.Bf1 c4 22.Nf3 h6 23.Be2 g5 24.Kg2 Kh8 25.Ng1 g4 26.Qe1 h5 27.h4 Qb7 28.Bc1 Ne7 29.Qa5 Bf5 30.Qe1 Bxe4+ 31.dxe4 Qxe4+ 32.Kh2 Nd5 33.Bg5 Ne3 34.Bxe3 dxe3 35.Nh3 gxh3 36.Kxh3 Rf2 37.Qd1 0-1
I don't know whether this is the same Kagan in the database.
|Jun-24-14|| ||optimal play: Happy Birthday to GM Ian Rogers
Here’s another one of his fine wins for the cg database...
[Event "Adsteam-Lidums International"]
[Site "Adelaide, Australia"]
[White "Stefan Djuric"]
[Black "Ian Rogers"]
1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. c4 Bb4+ 4. Bd2 Qe7 5. g3 Nc6 6. Nc3 Bxc3 7. Bxc3 Ne4 8. Rc1 O-O 9. Bg2 d6 10. O-O a5 11. Be1 f5 12. Nd2 Nxd2 13. Qxd2 e5 14. d5 Nb8 15. c5 dxc5 16. f4 e4 17. Qe3 b6 18. g4 Nd7 19. g5 Bb7 20. Rd1 Qd6 21. Qb3 Rf7 22. a4 Nf8 23. h4 Rd8 24. h5 Bxd5 25. Qg3 Qe6 26. Bc3 Rdd7 27. Kh2 Bc6 28. Ra1 Rd4 29. Bxd4 cxd4 30. Qa3 Rd7 31. b4 axb4 32. Qxb4 Qf7 33. Bh3 d3 34. exd3 Rxd3 35. Ra3 Qd5 36. Rxd3 exd3 37. Qd2 Qd7 38. Re1 Bf3 39. Re5 Qxa4 40. Kg3 Qc2 41. Qe3 Be4 42. Re7 d2 0-1
Djuric and Rogers both had the perfect score of 5/5 going into this sixth round game of the Adsteam-Lidums International Chess Tournament held in Adelaide from 28th December 1986 to 10th January 1987.
|May-11-15|| ||TheFocus: <Two passed pawns on the sixth beat everything, up to a royal flush> - Ian Rogers.|
|Jun-24-15|| ||eternaloptimist: Happy birthday to GM Rogers!|
|Jun-24-15|| ||ketchuplover: ditto|
|Sep-02-15|| ||transpose: I greatly appreciate your fine commentary during the Sinquefield Cup. I have flown to St Louis each of the last three years, and I most look forward to your commentary, which is always top-notch. I just wish they wouldn't have you talking in the diner, which has too much background noise.|
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