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Vivian Smith
Number of games in database: 58
Years covered: 1981 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 1700 (1716 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 1784
Overall record: +17 -30 =11 (38.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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B23 Sicilian, Closed (3 games)
A58 Benko Gambit (2 games)
A00 Uncommon Opening (2 games)
A48 King's Indian (2 games)
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   🏆 New Zealand Open
   Vivian Smith vs A Tsagarakis (Jan-09-15) 0-1
   Robert Maris vs Vivian Smith (Jan-08-15) 1/2-1/2
   Terry Shen vs Vivian Smith (Jan-07-15) 0-1
   Vivian Smith vs Benjamin Nylund (Jan-06-15) 1-0
   N M Cooper vs Vivian Smith (Jan-05-15) 1-0

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(born Sep-15-1951, 67 years old) New Zealand

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WFM and FIDE Instructor Vivian J Smith is the wife of Robert Wayne Smith. A strong player in her own right, Vivian has won the New Zealand Women's Championship a record ten times.

Wikipedia article: Vivian Smith (chess player)

Last updated: 2018-04-18 18:28:58

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 58  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Vivian Smith vs W R Stretch  1-0311981New Zealand Women's ChB20 Sicilian
2. Lynne M Martin vs Vivian Smith  0-1451982New Zealand Womens ChA13 English
3. Vivian Smith vs A P Martin  1-0351984Chess Olympiad (Women)B21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
4. Vivian Smith vs S L Vuorenpaa  ½-½291986Chess Olympiad (Women)C36 King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense
5. M Watai vs Vivian Smith  1-0401998Elista ol (Women)B08 Pirc, Classical
6. I Berezina vs Vivian Smith  1-0392001Zone 3.2b (Oceana) WomenA07 King's Indian Attack
7. N Phan-Koshnitsky vs Vivian Smith  1-0262001Zone 3.2b (Oceana) WomenA10 English
8. N Mills vs Vivian Smith  1-0572001Zone 3.2b (Oceana) WomenA43 Old Benoni
9. Vivian Smith vs L Moylan  ½-½602001Zone 3.2b (Oceana) WomenA48 King's Indian
10. Vivian Smith vs N Mills  ½-½232001Zone 3.2b (Oceana) WomenC42 Petrov Defense
11. Vivian Smith vs Ron Perez 0-1272001American OpenB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
12. J McDonald vs Vivian Smith  1-0302003NZ Major OpenA00 Uncommon Opening
13. H Marko vs Vivian Smith  1-036200326th Waitakere Licensing Trust OpenB07 Pirc
14. Vivian Smith vs Eidelson  0-118200436th Olympiad, WomenE61 King's Indian
15. E Nuritdinova vs Vivian Smith  ½-½21200436th Olympiad, WomenB08 Pirc, Classical
16. J Wu vs Vivian Smith  1-024200532nd North Shore OpenB07 Pirc
17. P Wang vs Vivian Smith  1-0262006Queenstown ClassicA45 Queen's Pawn Game
18. N Popova vs Vivian Smith  1-025200637th Chess Olympiad: WomenB07 Pirc
19. Vivian Smith vs L Abur  1-055200637th Chess Olympiad: WomenB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
20. Vivian Smith vs K Monterroso  ½-½52200637th Chess Olympiad: WomenB01 Scandinavian
21. S Petrenko vs Vivian Smith  1-037200637th Chess Olympiad: WomenB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
22. W Toubal vs Vivian Smith  1-040200637th Chess Olympiad: WomenA31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
23. Vivian Smith vs L Zsiltzova-Lisenko  0-140200637th Chess Olympiad: WomenB23 Sicilian, Closed
24. Vivian Smith vs E Nuritdinova  0-161200637th Chess Olympiad: WomenA48 King's Indian
25. R Barria Baker vs Vivian Smith  0-156200637th Chess Olympiad: WomenB07 Pirc
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-03-11  Gersch: Ten time NZ Womens champion and 1725 elo fide?
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  perfidious: <Gersch> Not all women are 2400+.

In 1974-75, the best player in my small state was about 17-1800, though that soon changed, when several of us gained experience against strong opposition; by spring 1977, I was fourth board on my HS team at 1750.

Jan-07-11  Gersch: but two games between two 1700 - 1800 is more a gamble than anything else.

Two games between two 2000 is also a gamble, one doesnt punish another for a small mistake. I saw some of the games, they are very poor

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  GrahamClayton: Excellent biography here:

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  Jonathan Sarfati: <Gersch>, to be fair, she is now 65 and has been an extremely active chess administrator and promoter. Her peak rating was 2035.
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  Jonathan Sarfati: <GrahamClayton>, thanks for that. You're right, I guess it is officially a biography because it has the byline of the late Gordon Allen Hoskyn, but it is really an interesting autobiographical article. Thank you for posting.
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  perfidious: That was well worth the read.
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