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I Rogers 
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Ian Rogers
Number of games in database: 1,133
Years covered: 1975 to 2007
Last FIDE rating: 2545 (2550 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2570
Overall record: +491 -217 =411 (62.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      14 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (125) 
    B40 B33 B82 B90 B31
 Queen's Pawn Game (62) 
    A45 D02 E00 A46 A40
 French Defense (60) 
    C11 C18 C19 C10 C00
 King's Indian (39) 
    E80 E92 E94 E98 E73
 French (26) 
    C11 C10 C00 C12
 French Winawer (26) 
    C18 C19 C16 C15
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (70) 
    B30 B32 B39 B33 B23
 Queen's Pawn Game (54) 
    A46 A40 A41 D02 A45
 Caro-Kann (53) 
    B12 B14 B17 B18 B11
 French Defense (49) 
    C16 C07 C00 C04 C02
 Scandinavian (43) 
 King's Indian (42) 
    E90 E62 E94 E91 E92
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   I Rogers vs G Milos, 1992 1-0
   Kiril D Georgiev vs I Rogers, 1993 0-1
   M Lanzani vs I Rogers, 1984 0-1
   I Rogers vs Shirov, 1990 1-0
   Rohde vs I Rogers, 1982 0-1
   I Rogers vs Huebner, 1988 1-0
   I Rogers vs Acs, 2003 1-0
   P Hopman vs I Rogers, 1996 0-1
   I Rogers vs V Arapovic, 1985 1-0
   I Rogers vs F Delay, 1985 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Netway Masters (1992)
   Plaza (1988)
   Linz (1997)
   Amsterdam Chess Tournament (2005)
   XXII Reykjavik Open (2006)
   Reykjavik Open (2004)
   Wijk aan Zee (2003)
   Manila Interzonal (1990)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   5th Gibraltar Chess Festival (2007)
   Gibraltar Masters (2005)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   37th Chess Olympiad (2006)
   Queenstown Classic (2006)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Australia Beats The World by Runemaster
   2005-6 Australian championship by gauer
   Netway Masters Tt 1992 by Benzol
   Plaza International Chess Tt 1988 by Benzol
   Pan-Pacific GM Tournament, San Francisco 1991 by wanabe2000
   Linz 1997 by Phony Benoni
   2002 Corus (group A) by gauer
   Australian Chess Brilliancies by Benzol
   1986-87 Adsteam-Lidums International Chess Tourn by optimal play
   GMs I've Played by Dozy

   I Rogers vs V Arapovic, 1985
   Keene vs I Rogers, 1979

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(born Jun-24-1960, 55 years old) Australia

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Ian Rogers was born in Hobart, Tasmania.

Awarded the IM title in 1980 and the GM title in 1985, Rogers was Australia's first home grown grandmaster and Australian Champion in 1979-80, 1985-86, 1997-98 and 2005-06. Rogers competed in 14 Olympiads for Australia between 1978 and 2006 inclusive, playing top board in every event except 1978 (4th) and 1984 (2nd) and won the Australian Grand Prix in 1989, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003 and 2004.

Rogers was also joint Commonwealth Champion in 1983. In tournaments he was 1st= at Nuroro 1984, 1st= at Wijk aan Zee 1985, 1st at Kragujevac 1985, 3rd= at Szirak 1986, 1st at Calcutta 1988, 1st at Groningen in 1988 and 1989 by a clear point, and =1st in Groningen in 1990; 1st at the 1st ASEAN International Open in Brunei; =1st at the Corus invitational GM 2002, =1st in the 2004 and 2005 Bangkok Club Opens; and 2nd in the 2006 42nd Annual American Open. In July 2007, just after winning the Lidums Checkmate Open in Adelaide, Rogers announced his retirement from tournament chess due to health reasons. Since his retirement, he has been a prolific columnist with the Sydney Morning Herald and the Canberra Times, teaches, coaches and lectures on chess, and was the resident analyst for the USCF during the 2008 and 2010 World Championship matches, and the analyst for during the 2010 match.

Rating: Rogers was the top ranked player in Australia from 1984 until he retired in 2007. He was regularly found in the world's top 100 from 1984 to 1999. In January 1999, he was ranked number 49 in the world, with his peak Elo of 2618.

He is the husband of WFM Cathy Rogers and is User: GMIanRogers

Wikipedia article: Rogers, Ian

 page 1 of 46; games 1-25 of 1,133  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. K W McGrath vs I Rogers  ½-½54 1975 corrB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
2. I Rogers vs Chandler 0-135 1976 World Cadet Ch U17B22 Sicilian, Alapin
3. Kasparov vs I Rogers 1-034 1976 World Cadet Ch U17B33 Sicilian
4. G West vs I Rogers 1-038 1976 Australian Junior ChampionshipC47 Four Knights
5. I Rogers vs Van der Wiel 1-052 1976 World Cadet Ch U17A69 Benoni, Four Pawns Attack, Main line
6. G Stock vs I Rogers  0-143 1977 corrA57 Benko Gambit
7. I Rogers vs E Vladimirov  1-065 1977 W/EU-ch U20 7677C00 French Defense
8. Velimirovic vs I Rogers 0-124 1978 Buenos AiresC02 French, Advance
9. I Rogers vs Tarjan 1-039 1978 Buenos AiresB22 Sicilian, Alapin
10. M I Bernat vs I Rogers  1-066 1978 BuenosA04 Reti Opening
11. H Bohm vs I Rogers  ½-½72 1978 EerbeekA45 Queen's Pawn Game
12. J Nikolac vs I Rogers  1-067 1978 EerbeekA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
13. I Rogers vs J Masculo  1-039 1978 BuenosA34 English, Symmetrical
14. B Zueger vs I Rogers  0-144 1979 World Junior Ch U20E63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
15. Yuan Eu Liao vs I Rogers  ½-½25 1979 World Junior Ch U20C64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
16. Keene vs I Rogers 1-044 1979 BrisbaneD42 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3
17. Purdy vs I Rogers 0-147 1979 Sydney International TournamentD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
18. Plaskett vs I Rogers  1-041 1979 World Junior Ch U20B39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
19. I Rogers vs P Motwani  1-043 1979 World Junior Ch U20A10 English
20. D K Johansen vs I Rogers 0-128 1980 Australian Chess ChampionshipD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
21. G J de Vries vs I Rogers  ½-½43 1980 MaltaB32 Sicilian
22. I Rogers vs C Laird  1-026 1980 Australian ChB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
23. Ulf Andersson vs I Rogers 1-040 1980 MaltaB39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
24. Rohde vs I Rogers 0-123 1982 PhiladelphiaD80 Grunfeld
25. Igor Ivanov vs I Rogers 0-133 1982 Lucerne (Switzerland)D85 Grunfeld
 page 1 of 46; games 1-25 of 1,133  PGN Download
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  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. =)

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  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!
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  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...
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  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 ;-)
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  wordfunph: Happy Birthday Australian GM Ian Rogers! I met GM Rogers during a tourney in Tagaytay City 3 years ago.
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  Stonehenge: Happy Birthday :)
Jul-20-10  Remizatorul: Nice pics gallery here...
Jun-24-11  brucejavier: Happy bday GM Roger player of the day.
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  WannaBe: Happy Birthday Ian! =)
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  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.
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  twinlark: Many Happy Returns, Ian!
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  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.

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  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"]
[Date "1987.01.03"]
[EventDate "1986.12.28"]
[Round "6"]
[Result "0-1"]
[White "Stefan Djuric"]
[Black "Ian Rogers"]
[ECO "E11"]
[WhiteElo "2450"]
[BlackElo "2515"]
[PlyCount "84"]

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.

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  TheFocus: <Two passed pawns on the sixth beat everything, up to a royal flush> - Ian Rogers.
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  eternaloptimist: Happy birthday to GM Rogers!
Jun-24-15  ketchuplover: ditto
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  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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