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Gary Bekker provided live games from the event.
Leading final scores (34 players, 9
IM P.Froelich (Germany) 7.5
GM D.Sermek (Slovenia) 7
IM A.Ker (New Zealand) 6.5
L.McLaren (New Zealand) 6.
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[Event "Auckland Open"]
[White "Song, Raymond"]
[Black "Stuart, Peter"]
1. d4 Nf6 2. Bg5 c5 3. d5 Qb6 4. Nc3 g6 5. e4 d6 6. f4 Qxb2 7. Nb5 Qb4+ 8. c3 Qxe4+ 9. Be2 Na6 10. Nxd6+ exd6 11. Bxf6 Rg8 12. Nf3 Nc7 13. O-O Qxd5 14. Bb5+! Bd7 15. Re1+! Qe6 16. Rxe6+ fxe6 17. Bxd7+ Kxd7 18. c4 Re8 19. Qa4+ Kc8 20. Qxa7 Be7 21. Bxe7 Rxe7 22. Rb1 Na6 23. Qa8+ Nb8 24. Ng5 h6 25. Ne4 Rd8 26. Rb6 Red7 27. Nxd6+ 1-0
7.5 Short, Kotronias
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6.5 Johansen, Tiviakov, Sulskis, Epishin, Ledger
6.0 Cherniaev, Plaskett, Speelman, Luther, Pavlovic, Lalic, Reinderman, Barsov, Ledger
5.0 ... Wohl ...
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A great fight:
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3 Nc6 5. Nf3 Nge7 6. Na3 cxd4 7. cxd4 Nf5 8. Nc2 Bd7 9. Be2 Be7 10. O-O h5 11. Ne3 Nh6 12. Ne1 Qb6 13. N1c2 h4 14. b4 f5 15. f4 Nf7 16. b5 Na5 17. Ba3 Bxa3 18. Nxa3 O-O-O 19. Bh5 Be8 20. Rc1+ Kb8 21. Rc5 Nd6 22. exd6 Bxh5 23. Qd2 Rxd6 24. Rfc1 Rdd8 25. Nec2 h3 26. Nb4 hxg2 27. Nc6+ bxc6 28. bxc6 Ka8 29. Rxa5 Bf3 30. Nb5 Rxh2 31. Kxh2 Rh8+ 32. Kg3 Qxc6 33. Rxa7+ Kb8 34. Qa5 1-0
35.Ra8+! Qa8 36.Qc7 # is a nice finish.
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Usually in round one there are few surprise results due to the Swiss pairings setting up games with sizeable rating differences. But the following should be noted: Dusan Stojic drew with IM Michael Gluzman, Vikram Palit toppled Miralem Campara, Edward Rice accounted for Howard Liston, Arthur Goudy lost out to Derek Yu, Natasha Lauder scored against Casey Hickman, and Cathy Farrelly had a great draw against John Foster. Do you see the trend here in the upsets? In each case the lower rated player was much younger than their opponent.
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And here is how a 1690 rated player, Dusan Stojic, earns a draw against IM Michael Gluzman, rated 2371.
(1) Gluzman,M (2371) - Stojic,D (1690) [A69]
Autumn Cup Box Hill (1.1), 31.01.2003
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e6 4.Nc3 exd5 5.cxd5 d6 6.e4 g6 7.f4 I decided to play a complicated game as I have not played tournament chess for while. 7...Bg7 8.Nf3 0-0 9.Be2 Re8 10.e5 dxe5 11.fxe5 Ng4 12.Bg5 Qb6 13.0-0 Nxe5 14.Nxe5 Bxe5 15.Bc4 Bf5 16.Rc1? [16.Nb5 the main move. I just refer to 5 games played by Anatoly Vaiser. A) 16...Nd7 17.a4 f6 (17...Qa5 18.d6 Be6 19.Bxe6 Rxe6 20.Qf3 f6 21.Qxb7 Nb6 22.Bh6 f5 23.Rae1 1-0 Vaisser -Jolic 1990) 18.a5 Qd8 19.Bh6 Kh8 20.d6 Bxb2 21.Ra2 Ne5 22.Be2 Bd4+ 23.Nxd4 cxd4 24.Qxd4 Re6 25.Rd1 Qd7 26.Rad2 Rae8; B) 16...a6 17.d6 axb5 18.Bxf7+ Kxf7 19.Rxf5+ gxf5 20.Qh5+ Kf8 21.Qxh7 Qxd6 22.Bh6+ Qxh6 23.Qxh6+ Bg7 24.Qd6+ Kg8 25.Qd5+ Kh8 26.Qxf5 Nc6 27.Qh5+ Kg8 28.Qd5+ Kh7 29.Qh5+] 16...Qxb2! 17.Qf3 a6? [A mistake. There is no need for this move. It was much stronger to play 17...Nd7 immediately as a6 does not have to be played.] 18.d6 Looks like white now has initiative and their pieces are doing well. However Dusan played a very good move! 18...Nd7 [18...Bxd6? 19.Rb1! and white is much better because of taking the b7 pawn.] 19.Kh1 Bxc3?! Black is playing for a draw: they were very short of time. However Black's position is so good that even after this move they are still winning. [19...b5] 20.Rxc3 Ne5 21.Qg3 Nxc4 22.Rxc4 Qe5 23.Qh4 Bd3 [23...Qxd6? 24.Bf6 threatening Qh7+.] 24.Bf6 Qh5? [24...Qe3! winning.] 25.Qxh5 gxh5 26.Rxc5 Bxf1 27.Rg5+ It is a draw now, white has a perpetual check. I was trying to play on (very risky for white). Dusan played the ending very well as he had two seconds left on his clock at least twice during the reminder of the game. 27...Kf8 28.Bg7+ Kg8 29.Bd4+ Kf8 30.d7 Ke7 31.dxe8R+ Rxe8 32.Rxh5 Bd3 33.Kg1 Kd7 34.Bc3 Kc6 35.Rh3 Bg6 36.Kf2 Re4 37.a3 Ra4 38.Bg7 Rc4 39.Re3= b5 40.h3 a5 41.g4 b4 42.axb4 axb4 43.Re8 Kb5 44.Kg3 h5 45.gxh5 Bxh5 46.Re5+ Rc5 47.Kf4 Rxe5 48.Bxe5 Kc4 49.Kg5 Bg6 50.h4 b3 51.h5 Bxh5 52.Kxh5 Kd5 53.Bb2 f5 54.Kh4 Ke4 55.Kg3 Ke3 56.Bc1+ Ke4= 1/2-1/2
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I'm sending this email to you all in order to try an open some communication channels in Junior Chess in this country. Communication seems to be half the battle regarding junior chess, so as to ensure the kids have the best opportunity to make the most of their abilities over the board. Hopefully with improved communications, things such as coaching, training, elite events, etc can be co-ordinated throughout the country, as well as to try and minimise the amount of 'doubling up' going on around the country. It should also try and works as a vehicle for ideas, so that ideas which are being tried and are proving successful in some parts of the country can be spread to other parts of the country, so that Australian chess as a whole will benefit.
Part of the problem that has become apparent in recent years is that, apart from a few outstanding performances from players such as David Smerdon, Zong- Yuan Zhao and others, the Australian contingent at overseas events such as the World Youth festival, Asian Juniors, etc has typically struggled to compete once the kids have progressed past the Under 12 age division. It is this area that needs to be worked on, so that the kids that have potential can have it fully developed, and are able to compete with kids from other countries on an even footing.
The communication channels will also hopefully allow events for to be held for juniors around some of the top events on the Australian Chess Calendar such as the Doeberl Cup, the Gold Coast Open, etc.
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Wonderful idea - communications are of most importance and your idea of helping all chess players in Australia regardless of location is great. A couple of years ago SA paid the expenses of two outstanding juniors to play in interstate tourneys for experience - this may not be a priority for the eastern states but top competition for other states in junior chess can be hard to find.
SA top juniors play in adult competitions but even sufficient adult competitions of the desired standard can be hard to find.
Graeme always talked of a Chess University for outstanding juniors but this founded on funding. Perhaps in time Graeme's business may incorporate with funding assistance an elite Chess Academy.
Please , all persons on this list lets communicate for the beneficiaries will be Australian Juniors.
Jenny Oliver responds:
Yes I also think this is a wonderful idea of Kerry’s – hopefully in time some great ideas will come of it, but just being able to exchange ideas is a great start.
I just want to enlarge on George’s comment about sending juniors interstate to get competition. I think it is a problem in all states not just SA and WA. The chess community is not a huge one. Even in Sydney with its millions of people there is still only a small chess community. Everyone suffers from having to play the same people again and again. Of course it is easier for say Sydney people to travel up to the ACT for Doeberl, than it is for someone in Adelaide, but the inherent problems are the same.
If Sydney and Melbourne have any advantage, I would have though it is in the coaching. The ACT looks at the strong coaches that Sydney and Melbourne have, with great envy.
The ACTJCL is thinking of running the ACT Under 16 championships as an open tournament this year (actually interstate juniors are always welcome in any of our tournaments – we just plan to publicise this one a bit more). . i.e title can only be won by an ACT player, but prize money can be won by anyone. There will be $1,500 in prize money. The idea is to run it on the 14th and 15th of April, with Doeberl to start on the 18th. That way it might be worthwhile for strong juniors to come and play the under 16 and then stay on for Doeberl. This is a way of getting more juniors together to play each other and get a bit of variety in whom they play.
What do people think?
Also I think that Australia is pretty much falling behind overseas, once they leave the under 10.
I was wondering if you were familiar with any other contact that Charlick had with the Jerome Gambit?
It is possible that Charlick came across the opening in an issue of the 1877 Chess Player's Chronicle, or in Gossip's 1879 edition of his "Theory of the Chess Openings." It is also possible that he was developing the line on his own, independent of (prior to?) Jerome.
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
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Do you maybe have the E-mail address of the woman chess player now residing in your country - Slavica MARKOV?
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Hi Paul, Immanuel College wanted me to apologise for making a statement that could seem as though it was the schools firewall that caused the failure of the "live" broadcast of the games.
I do not want to blame Immanuel College for the problems encountered uploading 'Live Games' during the Australian Junior Chess Championship 2003
There was problem's with TOMA not being able to work behind a firewall. Also, the alternative method I was using was also giving me problems, I do not in any way want to blame Immanuel school for this mishap. We ought to have been in there a week prior to the event of which I have already stated to make sure everthing was up and running smoothly.
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WA's South West Open has joined the Grand Prix as a category 3 event:
A 6 Round Swiss incorporating the Western Australian Country Championship
Playing Dates: Saturday 8th March and Sunday 9th March 2003
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Time Limit: 60 minutes each clock
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