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Sue Maroroa
Number of games in database: 190
Years covered: 2004 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2104 (2077 rapid, 2023 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2157
Overall record: +64 -82 =44 (45.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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C45 Scotch Game (12 games)
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C53 Giuoco Piano (7 games)
B30 Sicilian (6 games)
A15 English (6 games)
B06 Robatsch (5 games)
B01 Scandinavian (5 games)
C05 French, Tarrasch (5 games)

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   B van der Plassche vs S Maroroa (Apr-16-19) 0-1
   I Borocz vs S Maroroa (Apr-14-19) 1-0
   S Maroroa vs Erlingur Jensson (Apr-13-19) 1-0
   A L'Ami vs S Maroroa (Apr-11-19) 0-1
   S Maroroa vs Joakim Aasen (Apr-10-19) 1-0

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(born Mar-04-1991, 28 years old) New Zealand (federation/nationality United Kingdom)

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Sue Yuchan Maroroa was born in Auckland. She was awarded the title of Women's Candidate Master in 2005 and the title of WFM in 2007. In 2008 she became the first female New Zealand National Junior Champion. She shared the title with Mario Krstev and Andy Chen. In 2009 she became a WIM. Maroroa is married to Gawain Jones.

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 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 190  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Zhang vs S Maroroa  0-1352004Auckland opB40 Sicilian
2. S Maroroa vs C Urbina 1-030200436th Olympiad, WomenC27 Vienna Game
3. S Maroroa vs N Antonova 0-149200436th Olympiad, WomenB25 Sicilian, Closed
4. S Maroroa vs A Blackman 1-034200436th Olympiad, WomenB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
5. S Maroroa vs D I Ibrahim  1-022200436th Olympiad, WomenB23 Sicilian, Closed
6. S Maroroa vs K Elflow  1-039200436th Olympiad, WomenB23 Sicilian, Closed
7. P Morten vs S Maroroa  ½-½712005Parkinson CupC70 Ruy Lopez
8. S Maroroa vs A Sharevich 0-122200637th Chess Olympiad: WomenB23 Sicilian, Closed
9. Z Sultana vs S Maroroa  ½-½44200637th Chess Olympiad: WomenD03 Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation)
10. S C Kummerfeld vs S Maroroa  0-145200637th Chess Olympiad: WomenD00 Queen's Pawn Game
11. S Maroroa vs K Smokina 0-138200637th Chess Olympiad: WomenB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
12. S Maroroa vs C Da Bosco  0-129200637th Chess Olympiad: WomenC01 French, Exchange
13. M Maeckelbergh vs S Maroroa 1-014200637th Chess Olympiad: WomenC54 Giuoco Piano
14. S Maroroa vs Y Gonzalez  ½-½34200637th Chess Olympiad: WomenC26 Vienna
15. D Mohamed Mohsen vs S Maroroa  1-065200637th Chess Olympiad: WomenD13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
16. F Petreski vs S Maroroa  0-1712008New Zealand Junior ChD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
17. S Maroroa vs A Shlakich  0-1302008Girls 18-wyccB23 Sicilian, Closed
18. M Dania vs S Maroroa  0-1202008Women's OlympiadC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
19. V Gansvind vs S Maroroa  1-0222008Women's OlympiadA43 Old Benoni
20. S Maroroa vs E A Perez  0-1322008Women's OlympiadC42 Petrov Defense
21. S Maroroa vs D Rivera  0-1672008Women's OlympiadB23 Sicilian, Closed
22. S Maroroa vs N Abdulsalam  1-0382008Women's OlympiadB23 Sicilian, Closed
23. Anna Wagener vs S Maroroa  1-0402008Women's OlympiadC23 Bishop's Opening
24. S Maroroa vs H Thorsteinsdottir  0-1582008Women's OlympiadB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
25. S Maroroa vs Amira Abdulgader 1-0352008Women's OlympiadB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  Benzol: Sue Mararoa has just been awarded the Women's Candidate Master title by FIDE for her performance in 2004 Chess Olympiad.
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  Benzol: Happy Birthday Sue.
Sep-06-06  p0ubelle: Thanks Paul...Agessssssss ago:)

My name is spelt wrong.

Sue MarOroa.

Hmm. Wonder if i can change that.

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  Benzol: <p0ubelle> Sue I did submit a correction report some time ago about merging this file with this one : Sue Maroroa. You'll notice I did spell your name correctly in the bio.
Sep-06-06  p0ubelle: Thanks
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  Benzol: Sue has just won the NZ Womens Championship Title, See Congratulations Sue.
Nov-21-07  claireharvey: Hi Sue
I'm the deputy editor of Canvas magazine at the New Zealand Herald. We'd like to speak to you for a story we're doing - could you please email me at or give me a call on 021 646 921? Thanks
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  brankat: A talented Young player, Miss MarOroa. But doesn't seem to have active in more than a year now.

Happy Birthday!

Mar-04-08  Karpova: Her last (FIDE rated) tournament was the New Zealand Major Open 2008 in Auckland, January 2008. She scored 4.5/9.
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  brankat: <Karpova> Thanks for the info.
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  GrahamClayton: Sue was involved in a bizarre incident against Irina Berezina during the 2009 Zonal Tournament. The game score was

1. ♘f3 ♘f6 2. g3 g6 3. ♗g2 ♗g7 4. O-O O-O 5. d4 d6 6. c4 c5 7. d5 b5 8. cxb5 1-0

According to Ian Rogers, MarOroa resigned she was asked not to talk to her boyfriend(GM Gawain Jones) outside the playing hall.

Jun-07-12  TiburcioTinio: The girl Wesley So should marry. Welcome to the Philippines Mrs. Sue So!
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  Benzol: <The girl Wesley So should marry.>

If I'm not mistaken she's already married to GM Gawain Jones and playing under the English flag these days.

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  PhilFeeley: Nice win by Sue over Hebden at the 4NCL. Hebden castled into a storm:

[Event "4NCL 2013-14"]
[Site "Hinckley ENG"]
[Date "2014.05.03"]
[Round "9.117"]
[White "Maroroa,S"]
[Black "Hebden,M"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteTitle "WIM"]
[BlackTitle "GM"]
[WhiteElo "2097"]
[BlackElo "2556"]
[ECO "C44"]
[Opening "Scotch gambit"]
[Variation "Dubois-Reti defence"]
[WhiteTeam "White Rose"]
[BlackTeam "Guildford"]
[WhiteFideId "4301498"]
[BlackFideId "400084"]
[EventDate "2013.11.16"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. d4 exd4 5. e5 Ne4 6. Qe2 Nc5 7. Ng5 Ne6 8. Nxe6 dxe6 9. O-O Qh4 10. Nd2 Bd7 11. Nf3 Qh5 12. c3 dxc3 13. bxc3 Bc5 14. Rd1 O-O-O 15. Bg5 Ne7 16. Bb5 c6 17. Qc4 b6 18. Bxe7 cxb5 19. Qe4 Kb8 20. Bxd8 Rxd8 21. a4 bxa4 22. Rxa4 Qf5 23. Qh4 Rc8 24. Raa1 Bc6 25. Nd4 Qxe5 26. Nxc6+ Rxc6 27. Qxh7 Qf6 28. Rd7 Bxf2+ 29. Kh1 Qxc3 30. Rad1 Qf6 31. Qe4 Rc7 32. Rd8+ Rc8 33. R8d7 Rc7 34. Rd8+ Rc8 35. Rxc8+ Kxc8 36. Qa8+ Kc7 37. Qxa7+ Kc6 38. Qd7+ Kc5 39. Qd6+ Kb5 40. Qd3+ Kc6 41. Qd7+ Kc5 42. Rc1+ Kb4 43. Qd2+ Ka4 44. Rb1 1-0

Jan-31-15  Poisonpawns: "poubelle" on ICC
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  Richard Taylor: I played Sue Maroroa a few times and I won all the games, but that was a few years ago. She was always very aggressive, unlike many women players.

I had some interesting games, but only one or two are worth loading onto I think.

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  Richard Taylor: Sue's father it Timu. He plays chess or used to all the time and doesn't seem to care much about the result. She is Rarotongan or part Rarotongan.

She was once asking about what openings to play and someone suggested the Grunfeld Defence but her comment was "Defence? I don't want to play a defence." So maybe the right attitude!

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  PhilFeeley: We should see her games from this year's British Championships here soon.
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