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Anthony Ker

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Country  New Zealand
Name  Anthony Ker

FIDE rating  2330
Peak rating  2359
Anthony Ker
Title  International Master (2000)

Ralph salmins with the anthony kerr trio at royal college of music percussion festival

Anthony F. Ker (born 1967) is a chess International Master (IM).


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Hot house workshop with anthony kerr

Chess career

Ker has represented New Zealand in six Chess Olympiads between 1988 and 2006. His best result was in 1988 when he scored 7.5/12.

Ker has won or jointly won the New Zealand Chess Championship twelve times since 1988/89.

Anthony Ker was awarded the IM title when he finished third, with 6/9, in the Oceania Zonal Chess Championship held in Auckland, New Zealand in May 2000. He also competed in the Oceania Chess Championships in 2002, 2005 and 2012.


Ker is also a strong bridge player who has represented New Zealand at several international events.

Notable games

  • Anthony Ker vs Boris Spassky, Wellington Plaza 1988, King's Indian Defense: Saemisch Variation, (E83), 1/2-1/2
  • Anthony Ker vs Edhi Handoko, South East Asian Zonal 1995, Slav Defense: Exchange Variation, (D10), 1-0
  • References

    Anthony Ker Wikipedia

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