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Ian Rogers
I Rogers 
Photo courtesy of "WannaBe"  
Number of games in database: 1,288
Years covered: 1975 to 2007
Last FIDE rating: 2545 (2550 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2570

Overall record: +546 -254 =474 (61.5%)*
   * 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 (140) 
    B40 B22 B33 B82 B53
 Queen's Pawn Game (69) 
    A45 D02 E00 A46 A41
 French Defense (63) 
    C11 C18 C19 C10 C00
 King's Indian (48) 
    E92 E80 E94 E70 E91
 French (29) 
    C11 C10 C00 C12
 French Winawer (26) 
    C18 C19 C16 C15
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (71) 
    B32 B30 B39 B22 B33
 Queen's Pawn Game (59) 
    A46 A41 A40 E10 D02
 French Defense (58) 
    C16 C07 C15 C01 C04
 Caro-Kann (53) 
    B12 B18 B14 B17 B11
 Scandinavian (49) 
 King's Indian (46) 
    E62 E90 E91 E94 E92
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   I Rogers vs G Milos, 1992 1-0
   K Georgiev vs I Rogers, 1993 0-1
   I Rogers vs Shirov, 1990 1-0
   M Lanzani vs I Rogers, 1984 0-1
   I Rogers vs F Delay, 1985 1-0
   I Rogers vs Huebner, 1988 1-0
   Chandler vs I Rogers, 1983 1/2-1/2
   I Rogers vs J Brenninkmeijer, 1990 1-0
   I Rogers vs V Arapovic, 1985 1-0
   Rohde vs I Rogers, 1982 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Netway Masters (1992)
   107th New Zealand Championship (1999)
   Australian Championship 2005/06 (2005)
   Hoogovens-B (1985)
   13th Lloyds Bank Masters Open (1989)
   British Championship (1983)
   Queenstown Classic (2006)
   Hoogovens-B (1987)
   British Championship (1985)
   Plaza (1988)
   Amsterdam Chess Tournament (2005)
   British Championship (1987)
   Buenos Aires Olympiad (1978)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   Istanbul Olympiad (2000)

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

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

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(born Jun-24-1960, 62 years old) Australia

[what is this?]
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 55; games 1-25 of 1,369  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. K W McGrath vs I Rogers ½-½541975corrB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
2. M Fuller vs I Rogers  1-0321975AUS-chA04 Reti Opening
3. P Cramling vs I Rogers  0-1411976Wch U16A13 English
4. I Rogers vs Petursson  ½-½391976Wch U16A02 Bird's Opening
5. G West vs I Rogers 1-0381976Australian Junior ChampionshipC47 Four Knights
6. Booth vs I Rogers 0-1241976AustraliaD07 Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense
7. I Rogers vs R Nokes  ½-½261976Australian Junior ChB53 Sicilian
8. I Rogers vs Chandler 0-1351976Wch U16B22 Sicilian, Alapin
9. I Rogers vs Van der Wiel 1-0521976Wch U16A69 Benoni, Four Pawns Attack, Main line
10. Kasparov vs I Rogers 1-0341976Wch U16B33 Sicilian
11. G Stock vs I Rogers  0-1431977corrA57 Benko Gambit
12. I Rogers vs Vladimirov  1-0651977W/EU-ch U20 7677C00 French Defense
13. A Tsagarakis vs I Rogers 0-1201978Vic-jr chD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
14. K Rogoff vs I Rogers  1-0391978WchT U26D30 Queen's Gambit Declined
15. K Rogoff vs I Rogers  1-0421978WchT U26B39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
16. I Rogers vs M Fuller  0-1391978AUS-chB06 Robatsch
17. E Grumer vs I Rogers  0-1251978Buenos Aires OlympiadA57 Benko Gambit
18. Velimirovic vs I Rogers 0-1241978Buenos Aires OlympiadC02 French, Advance
19. I Rogers vs Tarjan 1-0391978Buenos Aires OlympiadB22 Sicilian, Alapin
20. I Rogers vs H Olafsson  ½-½261978Buenos Aires OlympiadC28 Vienna Game
21. R Hoen vs I Rogers  1-0421978Buenos Aires OlympiadC15 French, Winawer
22. F J Sanz Alonso vs I Rogers  1-0671978Buenos Aires OlympiadC01 French, Exchange
23. W Wittmann vs I Rogers  1-0651978Buenos Aires OlympiadB33 Sicilian
24. I Rogers vs J Soares Masculo  1-0391978Buenos Aires OlympiadA34 English, Symmetrical
25. M Bernat vs I Rogers  1-0661978Buenos Aires OlympiadA04 Reti Opening
 page 1 of 55; games 1-25 of 1,369  PGN Download
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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.

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  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. ;)
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  Bobsterman3000: <shams> LOL. I guess that was a poor choice of words, but you know what I meant ;-)
Jun-24-09  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! =)
Jun-24-11  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.

May-11-15  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!
Jun-24-15  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.
Sep-13-21  optimal play: Another fine win by Ian Rogers not yet in the database:

[Event "Sydney International"]
[Site "Sydney, NSW, Australia"]
[Date "1979.10.22"]
[EventDate "1979.10.17"]
[Round "5.5"]
[Result "0-1"]
[White "Rico Mascarinas"]
[Black "Ian Rogers"]
[ECO "B01"]
[WhiteElo "2395"]
[BlackElo "2390"]
[PlyCount "150"]
[Source ""]

1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5 3. Nc3 Qa5 4. Nf3 Nf6 5. Bc4 Bg4 6. h3 Bh5 7. Qe2 e6 8. g4 Bg6 9. d3 c6 10. Bd2 Qc7 11. O-O-O Nbd7 12. Nh4 Nb6 13. Bb3 Be7 14. f4 Nfd5 15. Nxg6 hxg6 16. Qf2 Bh4 17. Qf3 O-O-O 18. Ne4 Bf6 19. c4 Nd7 20. Kb1 Ne7 21. d4 Bxd4 22. Ba5 Qxa5 23. Rxd4 e5 24. Nd6+ Kc7 25. Rdd1 Rhf8 26. Rh2 f5 27. Rhd2 e4 28. Qe3 Nf6 29. g5 Nfd5 30. cxd5 Rxd6 31. Qd4 Rf7 32. Qe5 c5 33. Rc2 Nc8 34. Rdc1 b6 35. Qd4 Kb8 36. Qc4 Re7 37. Qe2 Rd8 38. Rc3 Nd6 39. h4 Qb5 40. Qe1 Rc7 41. Qd1 Qd7 42. Ba4 b5 43. Bc2 Nb7 44. Qe2 b4 45. Rh3 Qxd5 46. h5 gxh5 47. Rd1 Qc6 48. Rxd8+ Nxd8 49. Rxh5 Ne6 50. Qc4 Nxf4 51. Rh8+ Kb7 52. Rf8 Nd5 53. Ba4 Qxa4 54. Qxd5+ Qc6 55. Qxf5 e3 56. Qe5 Qh1+ 57. Kc2 Qg2+ 58. Kb3 Qd2 59. Re8 Qd1+ 60. Kc4 Qa4 61. Qd5+ Ka6 62. Qd6+ Rc6 63. Qb8 Qxa2+ 64. b3 Qc2+ 65. Kd5 Rb6 66. Qc8+ Ka5 67. Rxe3 Qg2+ 68. Kc4 Qc2+ 69. Kd5 Qg2+ 70. Kc4 Qf1+ 71. Kd5 Qf7+ 72. Ke5 Kb5 73. Re1 Rb7 74. Kd6 Qg6+ 75. Kd5 Qd3+ 0-1

submitted for inclusion in the database

Rogers finished =1st in the Sydney International with a score of 7½/10

His progress score over the eleven rounds was as follows:

0.0* 0.5 1.5 2.0 3.0 4.0 4.5 5.5 6.0 6.5 7.5

*first round bye

The field of eleven finished as follows:

Raymond Keene 7½/10 (+5/=5/-0)

Ian Rogers 7½/10 (+5/=5/-0)

Maxwell Fuller 5½/10 (+4/=3/-3)

Rico Mascarinas 5½/10 (+3/=5/-2)

Trevor Hay 4½/10 (+3/=3/-4)

Colin Morris 4½/10 (+3/=3/-4)

Craig Laird 4½/10 (+2/=5/-3)

Terrey Ian Shaw 4½/10 (+2/=5/-3)

Rafaelito Maninang 4/10 (+1/=6/-3)

Stephen G R Kerr 4/10 (+1/=6/-3)

Cecil Purdy 3/10 (+2/=2/-6)

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