Russell Dive at the 38th Chess Olympiad in Dresden, Germany 2008
|Born|| May 21, 1966
Wellington, New Zealand
|Title||International Master (1995)|
|Peak rating||2448 (July 1999)|
Russell John Dive (born 21 May 1966 in Wellington, New Zealand) is a chess International Master (IM).
Dive represented New Zealand in ten Chess Olympiads between 1998 and 2014. His best result was in 1994 when he scored 7.5/11 and finished in 10th place for his individual board result.
Dive has won or jointly won the New Zealand Chess Championship four times in 1986/87, 1995/96, 1998/99 and 2014/15. Dive has also won the New Zealand Rapid Chess Championship eight times and the New Zealand Correspondence Chess Championship twice.
He won the London SCCU Open in 1995, scoring 7/9, and defeating GM Eduard Gufeld along the way.