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Russell Dive

Russell Dive at the 38th Chess Olympiad in Dresden, Germany 2008
Country New Zealand
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).

Chess career

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.

Dive finished =2nd, with 6/9, in the 1999 Oceania Zonal Chess Championship, behind Vladimir Feldman. He also competed in the 2000 Oceania Zonal Chess Championship.

Notable games