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Paul Anthony Garbett
Number of games in database: 446
Years covered: 1971 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2185 (2185 rapid, 2225 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2354

Overall record: +198 -133 =114 (57.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 1 exhibition game, blitz/rapid, odds game, etc. is excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (62) 
    B93 B80 B32 B42 B33
 Ruy Lopez (24) 
    C63 C99 C78 C85 C61
 French Defense (21) 
    C05 C03 C00 C11 C17
 Pirc (19) 
    B08 B07 B09
 French Tarrasch (12) 
    C05 C03 C04
 Queen's Pawn Game (11) 
    D02 A46 A45 D04 A40
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (82) 
    B40 B22 B47 B44 B48
 Sicilian Taimanov (19) 
    B47 B48 B46 B49
 Queen's Pawn Game (16) 
    A45 E00 A41 D00 A46
 Sicilian Scheveningen (13) 
    B80 B83 B81 B82
 King's Indian Attack (12) 
    A07 A08
 Old Indian (11) 
    A54 A53 A55
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   P Garbett vs P S Spiller, 1983 1-0
   U O Aavelaid vs P Garbett, 1974 0-1
   P Garbett vs P S Spiller, 1982 1-0
   P Garbett vs P Fraemohs, 1971 1-0
   P Garbett vs Ghitescu, 1974 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   New Zealand Seniors Championship (2014)
   Fencible Masters (1997)
   George Trundle Masters (2014)
   New Zealand Championship (2014)
   Netway Masters (1992)
   New Zealand Championship (1977)
   New Zealand Championship (2008)
   New Zealand Open (2015)
   2nd Queenstown Chess Classic (2009)
   Queenstown Classic (2006)
   New Zealand Open (2016)
   Queenstown Chess Classic (2012)
   37th Chess Olympiad (2006)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   85th New Zealand Ch by Benzol
   Fencible Masters Tt 1997 by Benzol

   🏆 Oceania Zone 3.6 Zonal Championship
   P Garbett vs Y Choong (Jan-19-17) 0-1
   B Hague vs P Garbett (Jan-18-17) 1/2-1/2
   Pasan Perera vs P Garbett (Jan-17-17) 0-1
   P Garbett vs R J Dive (Jan-17-17) 1/2-1/2
   P Garbett vs K Zelesco (Jan-16-17) 0-1

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(born Dec-18-1952, 67 years old) New Zealand

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Paul Anthony Garbett was awarded the IM title in 2005 when he finished 2nd in the Oceania Zonal tournament held in Auckland, New Zealand. He has been the New Zealand Champion five times, 1973-74 (jointly with Ortvin Sarapu), 1974-75, 1982-83 (jointly with David Anderson Gollogly), 1988-89 (jointly with Anthony F Ker) and jointly again in 2015.

 page 1 of 18; games 1-25 of 446  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. P Garbett vs P Fraemohs  1-0241971New Zealand ChampionshipC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
2. G Russell vs P Garbett 0-141197178th New Zealand ChB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
3. P Garbett vs O Sarapu  0-1231973New Zealand ChampionshipC11 French
4. P Garbett vs A Day  1-0261974?C43 Petrov, Modern Attack
5. P Garbett vs P Hensman 1-0331974New Zealand ChampionshipC11 French
6. J R Jackson vs P Garbett  0-1251974New Zealand ChampionshipB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
7. O Sarapu vs P Garbett  1-0561974New Zealand ChampionshipE45 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation
8. R Wansink vs P Garbett  0-1261974New Zealand ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
9. U O Aavelaid vs P Garbett  0-1341974New Zealand ChB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
10. P Garbett vs Jansa  0-1291974Olympiad Qualifying Group 6B46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
11. P Garbett vs L O M Choong  1-0361974Olympiad Qualifying Group 6B93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
12. P Garbett vs Ghitescu  ½-½261974Olympiad Qualifying Group 6B93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
13. A Pomeroy vs P Garbett  0-1311975NZL-chB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
14. O Sarapu vs P Garbett  1-0241975Easter TournamentD94 Grunfeld
15. O Sarapu vs P Garbett  ½-½58197582nd New Zealand ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
16. P Garbett vs R J Sutton  ½-½591975Auckland Invitation TtC04 French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line
17. P Garbett vs G Lambert  1-0491975Australian OpenB08 Pirc, Classical
18. P Garbett vs R C Balinas  1-0421975Melbourne ZonalB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
19. J Sampouw vs P Garbett  0-1471975Melbourne ZonalA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
20. P Garbett vs P B Weir  1-030197583rd NZ ChB32 Sicilian
21. P Garbett vs E M Green  1-0441976North Island ChampionshipB07 Pirc
22. P Garbett vs O Sarapu  ½-½371976Interclub MatchC16 French, Winawer
23. P Garbett vs J Sampouw  1-0581976Asian Masters TournamentC78 Ruy Lopez
24. R W Smith vs P Garbett  0-1801976North Island ChA48 King's Indian
25. L E Whitehouse vs P Garbett  0-1271976North Island ChA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
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  Benzol: Another player who used me to wipe the floor in the lightening tournament.
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  Benzol: Paul Anthony Garbett
Born 18th December 1952
New Zealand champion 1974-75, 1982-83, 1983-84.
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  Benzol: Paul Garbett is leading in the 2005 Oceania Zonal Tournament. See http://www.globalchessenterprises.c...
Feb-06-05  Where is my mind: Paul Garbett finished second in the 2005 Oceania Zonal Tournament and has earned an IM title.
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  Benzol: Happy Birthday Paul.
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  brankat: To win an IM title at the age of 53 is a testimony to one's hard work and commitment to the game. Congratulations!

Happy Birthday Paul Anthony!

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  Benzol: In the 2nd Round of the Asian Teams Championship held in Auckland in 1977 Paul Garbett was up against R. Maninang and was three pawns in arrears in the following position.

P. Garbett (New Zealand) vs R. Maninang (Phillipines)

White to play:

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To keep fighting Paul uncorked the remarkable move 31.♘g6+. He opponent responded with 31...♖xg6 (31...hxg6 allows mate in two and 31...♗xg6 loses the Queen whilst 31...♔d7 32.♕xh7+ ♔c8 33.♕g8+ ♔c7 34.♖h7+ also will win for White.) 32.♕xh7+ ♔f8 33.♕xg6 ♗xg6 34.♗xb7 and the game was eventually drawn in 67 moves.

I could imagine Frank Marshall smiling about this one.

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  Benzol: Happy Birthday Paul.


Feb-08-11  SvetlanaBabe: He proves that one can improve well into the emerging senior years. Good player he is!
Nov-11-14  ljfyffe: Garbett won the New Zealand corrspondence
championship in 1971.
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