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Roger I Nokes
Number of games in database: 131
Years covered: 1976 to 2009
Last FIDE rating: 2305
Highest rating achieved in database: 2345

Overall record: +49 -39 =43 (53.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (20) 
    B22 B43 B90 B70 B80
 Queen's Pawn Game (6) 
    A45 D01 D00
 King's Indian Attack (5) 
 French Defense (5) 
    C15 C00 C19
 Vienna Opening (5) 
    C28 C26
 King's Gambit Accepted (4) 
    C37 C38 C34 C35
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (17) 
    B33 B31 B59 B52 B77
 Queen's Pawn Game (7) 
    A46 E10 D02 A45 A40
 Uncommon Opening (7) 
    B00 A00
 Modern Benoni (7) 
    A77 A64 A60 A79 A62
 English, 1 c4 e5 (6) 
    A28 A25 A27
 Grunfeld (4) 
    D85 D94 D91
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Cetin Sel vs R Nokes, 1982 1/2-1/2
   M Hopewell vs R Nokes, 1986 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Queenstown Classic (2006)
   Lucerne Olympiad (1982)
   BCF-ch (1981)
   Calvia Olympiad (2004)
   Dresden Olympiad (2008)

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(born Aug-13-1958, 63 years old) New Zealand

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FIDE Master and New Zealand Champion in 1980-81. He shared the title with Ortvin Sarapu and Vernon Albert Small.

Wikipedia article: Roger Nokes

Last updated: 2019-01-29 07:05:49

 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 134  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. R Nokes vs P S Spiller  1-02919763rd Winstones TournamentD01 Richter-Veresov Attack
2. R Nokes vs K W Lynn  1-0311976South Island ChampionshipC37 King's Gambit Accepted
3. G G Haase vs R Nokes  ½-½321976South Island ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
4. R Nokes vs P Bates  1-0501976South Island ChampionshipA45 Queen's Pawn Game
5. R Nokes vs K Jensen  1-0321976South Islsnd ChampionshipC38 King's Gambit Accepted
6. I Rogers vs R Nokes  ½-½261976Australian Junior ChB53 Sicilian
7. R Nokes vs J M Adams 1-0621977National Teams TtB53 Sicilian
8. R Nokes vs P Mataga  1-0351978South Island ChB06 Robatsch
9. B R Anderson vs R Nokes  1-0271978South Island ChB07 Pirc
10. G Bates vs R Nokes  1-0371978South Island ChB50 Sicilian
11. V Small vs R Nokes  1-0291979NZL-chA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
12. C Laird vs R Nokes  1-0351979NZL-chE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
13. R J Sutton vs R Nokes  ½-½261979NZL-chB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
14. K Jensen vs R Nokes  0-1571979NZL-chA00 Uncommon Opening
15. E M Green vs R Nokes  ½-½181979NZL-chA42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
16. R Nokes vs P B Weir 1-0291979NZL-chB12 Caro-Kann Defense
17. R Nokes vs D Beach 1-0131979NZL-chB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
18. R Nokes vs B R Anderson  ½-½241979NZL-chC24 Bishop's Opening
19. R Nokes vs O Sarapu 0-1241979NZL-chC34 King's Gambit Accepted
20. R Nokes vs P Garbett  1-0431979NZL-chB22 Sicilian, Alapin
21. A Carpinter vs R Nokes  1-0421979NZL-chA28 English
22. A Carpinter vs R Nokes  ½-½41197987th New Zealand ChampionshipA28 English
23. R Nokes vs E M Green  ½-½42197987th New Zealand ChampionshipA45 Queen's Pawn Game
24. J N Metge vs R Nokes  0-154197987th New Zealand ChampionshipE30 Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad
25. R Nokes vs L Aptekar  1-022197987th New Zealand ChampionshipB22 Sicilian, Alapin
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  Benzol: Roger Nokes has become a contributor to New Zealand Chess magazine with a column called "Letter from the Kingside". Rejected column titles included "Rook line and sinker", "The A Files", "Square Dancing" (sorry <square dance>), "Nokes en passant" and "In the sac with Roger". Glad the last one didn't make it. Anyway Roger's first column covers the Queenstown Classic (with Bjelobrk - Smerdon as the featured game) which Roger played in and <> gets a mention for post tournament coverage. Roger, I wish you every success with the new column. Good luck mate.


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  Benzol: Happy Birthday Roger.


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  whiteshark: Yappy burst-tay two shoes!
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  Benzol: The 2008 South Island Championship took place from the 8th to the 12th of October in Kaikoura. Although he finished in 5th place behind Darryl Johansen, Murray Chandler, Stephen Solomon and Andras Toth, Roger Nokes as the highest placed South Islander takes the title. Congratulations Roger.


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  Benzol: He's performing fairly well so far at the Dresden Olympiad see
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  GrahamClayton: 1980 New Zealand champion. Also the Senior Lecturer of the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Canterbury:

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  Richard Taylor: <Benzol> I met up with an old friend of mine - on Peter Hunter who is bio-engineer - and the chess player he knew was Roger Nokes but he is one of the few top level NZ players I haven't taken a swing at! I mean played chess with...I saw him playing Lukey I think it was in an exciting ending about 2004 or so. He seems quite a humorous and likeable chap but I have never met him as such.

His commentaries in the NZ Chess Mag were very good and one of the few things that enlivened it at the time.

I really think they should have more well annotated International games or at least some of the important International tournaments, as well as well reported NZ events. The NZ Chess Mags run by Peter Stuart and Bob Smith were the best we have ever had. There were also many cross tables which I don't see these days.

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