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Shaun Press

Shaun Press

PNG chess FIDE Master
Shaun Press
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Intro PNG chess FIDE Master
Is Chess player
From Papua New Guinea
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 9 October 1966, Papua New Guinea, Papua New Guinea
Age: 53 years
Star sign LibraLibra
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Shaun Press (born 9 October 1966) is a Papua New Guinean chess player and official. He holds the titles of FIDE Master (FM) and International Arbiter (IA).

Chess career

Born in Port Moresby, Press represented Papua New Guinea in seven Chess Olympiads from 2000 to 2012. His best result was scoring 6/9 points, and finishing 13th on board 3, at the 35th Chess Olympiad in Bled 2002. Press was awarded the title of FIDE Master in 2012 for this result. He refused to submit to doping control at the 36th Chess Olympiad in Calvia 2004, and his points were subtracted from the Papua New Guinea team's score.

Press won the 2009 Solomon Islands International with a score of 7½/9 points. He was awarded the title of International Arbiter by FIDE in 2010. Press finished second in the Oceania zonal tournament 2019 in Guam and qualified for the FIDE World Cup 2019.

Press is the current president of the Correspondence Chess League of Australia (CCLA). He is also a member of the FIDE Rules and Tournament Regulations committee and the FIDE Swiss Pairings Programs committee.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 02 Jul 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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