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Paul Garbett

Paul Garbett, New Zealand chess International Master, July 2012
Country New Zealand
Born December 18, 1952
Auckland, New Zealand
Title International Master (2005)
Peak rating 2372 (Jan 1999)

Paul Anthony Garbett (born 18 December 1952, Auckland, New Zealand) is a chess International Master (IM).

Chess career

Garbett has represented New Zealand in six Chess Olympiads between 1974 and 2012. His best result was in 1990 when he scored 5/11 on board 1.

Garbett competed in the Asian Zonal Chess Championship in Melbourne 1975 and Kuala Lumpur 1990. He competed in the Oceania Chess Championship in 2000, 2005, 2009 and 2012. Garbett gained his International Master title when he scored 6.5/9, and finished =2nd with Darryl Johansen, George Xie and Jonathan Humphrey, in the 2005 Oceania Zonal Chess Championship in Auckland.

Garbett won or jointly won the New Zealand Chess Championship five times in 1973/74, 1974/75, 1982/83, 1983/84, and 1988/89. He also jointly won the New Zealand Rapid Chess Championship in 2003/04 and in 2013.

Notable games