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Ian Rogers
I Rogers 
Photo courtesy of "WannaBe"  
Number of games in database: 1,163
Years covered: 1975 to 2007
Last FIDE rating: 2545 (2550 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2570

Overall record: +503 -220 =426 (62.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 14 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (128) 
    B40 B33 B82 B90 B31
 Queen's Pawn Game (67) 
    A45 D02 E00 A46 A40
 French Defense (60) 
    C11 C18 C19 C10 C00
 King's Indian (41) 
    E80 E92 E94 E91 E73
 French (26) 
    C11 C10 C00 C12
 French Winawer (26) 
    C18 C19 C15 C16
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (66) 
    B32 B30 B39 B33 B22
 Queen's Pawn Game (52) 
    A46 A41 A40 D02 E10
 French Defense (51) 
    C16 C07 C04 C00 C15
 Caro-Kann (50) 
    B12 B18 B14 B17 B13
 Scandinavian (45) 
 King's Indian (44) 
    E62 E90 E94 E91 E60
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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
   I Rogers vs F Delay, 1985 1-0
   I Rogers vs Huebner, 1988 1-0
   I Rogers vs V Arapovic, 1985 1-0
   Chandler vs I Rogers, 1983 1/2-1/2
   Rohde vs I Rogers, 1982 0-1
   I Rogers vs Pribyl, 1985 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Netway Masters (1992)
   Corus Invitation Tens (2002)
   Szirak (1986)
   Plaza (1988)
   Amsterdam Chess Tournament (2005)
   XXII Reykjavik Open (2006)
   Reykjavik Open (2004)
   Thessaloniki Olympiad (1984)
   Manila Interzonal (1990)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   37th Chess Olympiad (2006)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   Queenstown Classic (2006)
   Gibraltar Masters (2005)
   5th Gibraltar Chess Festival (2007)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Australia Beats The World by Runemaster
   Australia Beats The World by BeerCanChicken
   Szirak 1986 by Tabanus
   Pan-Pacific GM Tournament, San Francisco 1991 by wanabe2000
   Plaza International Chess Tt 1988 by Benzol
   2005-6 Australian championship by gauer
   Netway Masters Tt 1992 by Benzol
   Corus Invitation Tens 2002 by Tabanus
   Linz 1997 by Phony Benoni
   2002 Corus (group A) by gauer

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

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(born Jun-24-1960, 60 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 47; games 1-25 of 1,163  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. K W McGrath vs I Rogers ½-½541975corrB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
2. Booth vs I Rogers  0-1241976AustraliaD07 Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense
3. G West vs I Rogers 1-0381976Australian Junior ChampionshipC47 Four Knights
4. I Rogers vs R Nokes  ½-½261976Australian Junior ChB53 Sicilian
5. I Rogers vs Chandler 0-1351976Wch U16B22 Sicilian, Alapin
6. I Rogers vs Van der Wiel 1-0521976Wch U16A69 Benoni, Four Pawns Attack, Main line
7. Kasparov vs I Rogers 1-0341976Wch U16B33 Sicilian
8. G Stock vs I Rogers  0-1431977corrA57 Benko Gambit
9. I Rogers vs E Vladimirov  1-0651977W/EU-ch U20 7677C00 French Defense
10. H Bohm vs I Rogers  ½-½721978EerbeekD02 Queen's Pawn Game
11. J Nikolac vs I Rogers  1-0671978EerbeekA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
12. Velimirovic vs I Rogers 0-1241978OlympiadC02 French, Advance
13. I Rogers vs Tarjan 1-0391978OlympiadB22 Sicilian, Alapin
14. I Rogers vs H Olafsson  ½-½261978OlympiadC28 Vienna Game
15. W Wittmann vs I Rogers  1-0651978OlympiadB33 Sicilian
16. I Rogers vs J Masculo  1-0391978OlympiadA34 English, Symmetrical
17. M I Bernat vs I Rogers  1-0661978OlympiadA04 Reti Opening
18. I Rogers vs I E Morovic-Fernandez  1-0281978OlympiadD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
19. B Zueger vs I Rogers  0-1441979Wch U20E63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
20. Plaskett vs I Rogers 1-0411979Wch U20B39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
21. Yuan Eu Liao vs I Rogers  ½-½251979Wch U20C64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
22. I Rogers vs P Motwani  1-0431979Wch U20A10 English
23. Keene vs I Rogers 1-0441979BrisbaneD42 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3
24. I Rogers vs R Jamieson  1-0311979BrisbaneD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
25. Purdy vs I Rogers 0-1471979SydneyD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
 page 1 of 47; games 1-25 of 1,163  PGN Download
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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!
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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...
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 ;-)
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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.
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"]
[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!
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  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.
Jan-04-20  The Kings Domain: Looks like Tommy Ramone of the Ramones. Talented player.
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