100b Victoria Road, Devonport
Auckland, New Zealand

Nigel Short - Chess Simultaneous Exhibition

Viv Smith gives Judy Gao some tips before the game
NZCF President discusses matters with GM Nigel Short
NZCF President discusses matters with GM Nigel Short
Patch Johnson
Patch Johnson, a local from Devonport
Richard Cotty
Richard Cotty, who eventually achieved a draw
Nigel Short Simul
MP Maggie Barry
MP Maggie Barry introduces Nigel
GM Nigel Short, MP Maggie Barry, and NZCF President Paul Spiller
NZCF President Paul Spiller described the opening of the National Chess Centre as "a pivotal moment in New Zealand chess."
Gino Thornton
First move on the top board, against Gino Thornton
Nicole Tsoi
Nicole Tsoi
Judy Gao
Judy Gao
Grant Kerr
Grant Kerr
Nigel Short Simul
Nigel Short Simul
Nigel Short Simul
Daniel Gong
Daniel Gong is always well-prepared...
Maggie Barry with NZ chess stalwarts Viv and Bob Smith
Maggie Barry with NZ chess stalwarts Viv and Bob Smith
Nigel Short Simul
Nigel Short Simul
Emma Salazar
Youngest player, Emma Salazar
Winston Yao
Deep in thought at Winston Yao's board
Tony Booth
Tony Booth makes his move.
Nigel Short Simul
Murray Chandler
Venue owner (and Grandmaster) Murray Chandler talks to the press.
Christopher Jones (Red Dragon Computers) and son Ben
Christopher Jones (Red Dragon Computers) and son Ben.
William Li
Victorious William Li!
William Li analyses with Hans Gao
William Li analyses with Hans Gao. Ewen Green (foreground) and Ben Hague look on.
Rosa Ryu gets an autograph
Rosa Ryu gets an autograph
 Gino Thornton, Judy Gao, and William Li
Success for Gino Thornton, Judy Gao, and William Li
Analysis: Gino and Hans
Analysis: Gino and Hans
Richard Jiang
Richard Jiang, last game to finish - draw!
Final scores
Final scores

Photos: Helen Milligan
















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