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Shaun Press
Number of games in database: 83
Years covered: 1988 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 1935 (2043 rapid, 1987 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2098
Overall record: +20 -30 =33 (44.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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   🏆 World Cup
   S Press vs Ding Liren (Sep-12-19) 0-1
   Ding Liren vs S Press (Sep-12-19) 1-0
   S Press vs Abdulrahman A Masrahi (Oct-05-18) 0-1
   J Dempsey vs S Press (Oct-04-18) 1/2-1/2
   S Press vs Mohamed Lemine Cheikhna (Oct-03-18) 0-1

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(born Oct-09-1966, 53 years old) Papua New Guinea (federation/nationality Australia)

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A FIDE Master, International Arbiter and FIDE Trainer, Press represented Papua New Guinea in seven consecutive Olympiads from 2000 to 2012.

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Last updated: 2019-09-30 16:53:43

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 83  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Grcic vs S Press  1-0371988Belconnen MastersC55 Two Knights Defense
2. S Press vs Ramakrishna  1-0331995Superleague IIC33 King's Gambit Accepted
3. S Press vs G Oliver  1-0192003Club matchC11 French
4. S Press vs A Abolianin  0-125200436th OlympiadA40 Queen's Pawn Game
5. D Gajadin vs S Press 0-134200436th OlympiadC57 Two Knights
6. S Press vs R A Juarez Flores  ½-½56200436th OlympiadB06 Robatsch
7. D Malla vs S Press  0-131200436th OlympiadC89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
8. S Press vs J Mukabi  ½-½33200436th OlympiadD06 Queen's Gambit Declined
9. A Borg vs S Press  1-036200436th OlympiadE76 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack
10. S Press vs M Merritt  0-147200436th OlympiadB32 Sicilian
11. E Niyontegereje vs S Press  0-141200436th OlympiadC55 Two Knights Defense
12. S Press vs L Mueller  0-138200436th OlympiadB32 Sicilian
13. C Allor vs S Press  ½-½15200436th OlympiadC45 Scotch Game
14. S Press vs A J Fulton  1-021200436th OlympiadB30 Sicilian
15. S Press vs Manoj Kumar  1-029200436th OlympiadA46 Queen's Pawn Game
16. J M Cummins vs S Press  ½-½12200436th OlympiadC45 Scotch Game
17. J F Cubas vs S Press 1-033200637th Chess OlympiadA07 King's Indian Attack
18. K Shrestha vs S Press  ½-½50200637th Chess OlympiadC45 Scotch Game
19. S Press vs P J Kirby  ½-½22200637th Chess OlympiadB42 Sicilian, Kan
20. Daryl Allen vs S Press  0-137200637th Chess OlympiadC47 Four Knights
21. S Press vs J Hawes  ½-½18200637th Chess OlympiadB06 Robatsch
22. N Faulks vs S Press  ½-½30200637th Chess OlympiadC27 Vienna Game
23. S Press vs P M Singe  ½-½37200637th Chess OlympiadC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
24. P Meier vs S Press  ½-½35200637th Chess OlympiadC96 Ruy Lopez, Closed
25. S Press vs M Lettsome  ½-½34200637th Chess OlympiadB33 Sicilian
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  wordfunph: Two players, Shaun Press of Papua New Guinea and Bobby Miller of Bermuda, refused, for various reasons, to submit urine samples for analysis. Both players appeared before a FIDE disciplinary panel, which decided to cancel the players' performances Press had scored 7.5 over 14 games, while Miller had scored 3.5 points over 9 games), reducing the final score of Papua New Guinea to 15.5 (from 23.0) and that of Bermuda to 18.5 (from 22.0).
Oct-10-08  gazzawhite: Ah, that was for the 2004 Chess Olympiad, right?
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  GrahamClayton: <gazzawhite>Ah, that was for the 2004 Chess Olympiad, right?

Yes, the 36th Olympiad in Calvia.

Aug-20-10  twinlark:

His opponent in this game that was played at the Calvia Olympiad, D Gajadin vs S Press, 2004, was on the panel and cast the deciding vote to cancel all Shaun's games from the Olympiad.

As <FSR> mentioned: <Evidently the concept of "conflict of interest" is unknown to Dr. Gajadin.>

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  wordfunph: Shaun Press' chessexpress..

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  OhioChessFan: Hmmmmmmmmmm
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  cro777: Shaun Press finished second in the Oceania zonal tournament 2019 in Guam and qualified for the FIDE World Cup 2019. In Round 1 of the World Cup he was eliminated by Ding Liren.

Shaun Press: "While I wasn't entirely happy with how I played (especially in Game 2), it was certainly an experience I never imagined I would have. Entering the 2019 Oceania Zonal wasn't about qualifying for the World Cup, or even earning titles, but simply to support the organisers in Guam, who made a huge effort to hold the tournament in a pretty remote location.

While playing Olympiad chess for the last 20 years is something I find constantly amazing, playing here was on another level entirely. Even now that I have finished I still feel like a fish out of water, especially as I know this will never happen again."

Shaun Press is a software developer and roboticist, chess FIDE master and correspondence chess player, president of the Correspondence Chess League of Australia (CCLA) and international chess arbiter.

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  Check It Out: I wonder, what were the "various reasons" for refusing to submit a urine sample at the 2004 World Cup?
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  cro777: At the Calvia Chess Olympiad (2004), when the doctor asked Shaun Press to submit to the doping control, he asked to the doctor if there was any evidence that he had used forbidden substances. When the doctor said no, he refused because he can not be obliged to produce evidence against himself.

According to Shaun, he did not know the possible sanctions at that moment. If he would have known the regulations, he first would have discussed the regulations with his teammates.

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  Check It Out: <cro777> Thank you, you are helpful as always.
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