Profile - GM Ian Rogers
Ian Rogers OAM (born 24 June 1960) is an Australian chess player, trainer and writer. He was awarded the title Grandmaster by FIDE in 1985. Rogers is the first Australian-raised chess grandmaster. Before turning professional, Rogers completed a BSc (Meteorology) from the University of Melbourne. Rogers retired from competitive chess on medical advice in 2007. Rogers has reported on many tournaments for various media outlets, with photographic assistance from wife Cathy Rogers. He was a panelist for BBC television during their 1993 World Championship coverage.