ACF Bulletin

#247, January 5, 2004 ... Happy New Year!
In this issue: Australian Championship | ACF Conference, Council | Bulletin Board changes | Australian Junior | ACF Medals | World News | Games | Tournaments | Grand Prix

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** Lidums Adelaide University Australian Chess Championships
29/12/03-10/01/04, University of Adelaide. Over $12,000 in prizes. We are holding a chess exibition in Rundle Mall on the 27th of December, with free participation for entrants. Contact us at championships@unichess.org if you want to play in the simul with GM Ian Rogers, or in the 24 player knockout blitz tournament.
Details: http://www.unichess.org

** Coaching with IM John-Paul Wallace:
The Australian Championship and Australian Junior Championship is just around the corner! Need help with your preparations? Current Australian Open Champion and experienced coach, IM John-Paul Wallace is available for email and live coaching over the Internet. He will also provide a special service with daily preparation for your individual games during the Championships! If you are interested send John-Paul an email on johnpaulwallace@hotmail.com and state chess coaching in the subject line.

Stephen Solomon leads Australian Championships: There have been plenty of upsets and the lead has changed hands several times in the Lidums Adelaide University Australian Championships now being played in Adelaide.
In round 1, Rogers comfortably beat strong NSW junior Ronald Yu, but Johansen and Smerdon only drew their games. Lane took the lead by beating Rogers in round 3, while Smerdon and Johansen were off to slow starts. Trevor Tao fought back from a piece down to hold Lane to a draw in round 4. Gary Lane led with 4.5/5 after beating Levi in round 5. Round 6 was a day of big upsets with Solomon beating the leader Lane and Rogers losing to Chapman. And in round 7 Solo grabbed the sole lead.
By all accounts the tournament has been well-run and enjoyed by all, with some exciting chess the result.


Scores after 7 rounds:
5.5 Solomon 5.0 Lane, Chapman 4.5 Rogers, Johansen, Zhao, Tao, Levi, Yu 4.0 Smerdon, Bjelobrk, Depasquale, Canfell 3.5 Boyd, Rej, Xie, Charles 3.0 Reilly, Barber, Blazkova, Tan, Jones, Wright 2.5 Thaw, Booth, Jovanovic 2.0 Hacche, Haasse, Eriksson 1.0 Szuveges, Narelle S VIC 1920 1697 1

Reserves leading scores:
6.0 Cowley, Harp 5.5 Hare, Lip, Guthrie 5.0 Dizdarevic, Stead, Silas, Sonter, Fry, Lindberg, Pengelley

Seniors after 6 rounds:

No Name             Feder Loc  Total 1 2 3 4 5 6

1  Zaric, Srboljub  SA    2157 6     * 1 1 1 1  
2  Viner, Phillip J NSW   1931 4.5   0 *  1   1
3  Korbe, Heinrich  NSW   1403 3.5   0  *   1 1
4  Lilly, Richard   WA    1835 3     0 0   * 1 1
5  Pascoe, John L   NSW   1475 .5    0   0 0 * 
6  Gibbs, Glen B    TAS   1818 .5      0 0 0  *

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Round 2 |
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Round 5 |
Round 6 |
Some annotated games |
Ian Rogers annotates his loss to Lane
[Event "Lidums Adelaide University Australian Ch"]
[Site "Adelaide University"]
[Date "0029.12.??"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Rogers, I"]
[Black "Yu, R"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2658"]
[BlackElo "2486"]
[ECO "E18"]
1.e4 c6 2.Nf3 d5 3.Nc3 Bg4 4.h3 Bxf3 5.Qxf3 
    {An unusual line that used to be played by Fischer}
5...e6 6.g3 Nf6 7.Bg2 Nbd7 8.O-O Ne5 9.Qd1 d4 10.Ne2 d3!? 11.Nf4 dxc2 12.
Qxc2 g5 
    {# The logical follow-up to his earlier play, but Rogers has an 
    energetic counter}
13.d4! Qxd4 14.Ne2! Qd3 15.Qxd3 Nxd3 16.Bxg5 
    {# Now white's two bishops with the unbalanced pawns gives him a clear 
    edge}
16...Bg7 17.b3 Nc5 18.f3 e5?! 
    {Looks dodgy to me since it limits the Bg7's scope and opens lines for
    white's Bh3. e5 was not much of a threat because it would give the Nf6
    the d5 square}
19.h4! Ne6 20.Bh3! 
    {Giving up the two bishops to get the kingside pawns moving}
20...Nxg5?! 21.hxg5 Nd7 22.Bxd7+! 
    {# Now black's bishop is much inferior to white's knight, and black's 
    kingside is very weak }
22...Kxd7 23.Rad1+ Kc7 24.f4 Rhf8 25.Kg2 exf4 26.gxf4 h6 27.gxh6 Bxh6 28.
Kf3! Rfd8 29.e5! Bg7 30.Ng3! Re8 31.Rh1 Bxe5!? 
    {# Desperation, but otherwise white has Rh7 and Nf5, eventually winning 
    f7}
32.fxe5 Rxe5 33.Rh7 Rf8 34.Kf4 Re7 35.Ne4 a5 36.Rd3 Rfe8 37.Ng5 Kb6 38.Nf3
Re4+ 39.Kf5! Re3 40.Rxe3 Rxe3 41.Ne5 Re2 42.a3 Kc5?! 
    {Maybe Rf2+ and f5+ was better}
43.Rxf7 b5 44.Ke6! Re3 45.Rf3 Rxf3 46.Nxf3 a4 47.b4+ Kc4 48.Kd6 c5 
    ( 48...Kb3 49.Kxc6 Kxa3 50.Kxb5 Kb3 51.Nd4+ Kc3 52.Kxa4 Kxd4 53.Kb5 {
    wins} )
49.bxc5 b4 50.c6! bxa3 51.c7 a2 52.c8=Q+ {#} 1-0

[Event "Australian Championship"]
[Site "Adelaide, Australia"]
[Date "2003.12.29"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Depasquale(FM)"]
[Black "Rogers(GM)"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo "2327"]
[BlackElo "2574"]
[ECO "A45"]

1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5 
    {A Depasquale favourite}
2...c5 3.Bxf6 gxf6 4.d5 Qb6 
    {Exploiting the missing Bc1}
5.Qc1 f5 
    {Hinders e4 and opens the long diagonal for the bishop}
6.g3 Bg7 7.c3 d6 8.Nd2 O-O 9.Nh3 Nd7 10.Bg2 Nf6 11.O-O Qa6 12.Qc2 Bh6 
    ( 12...Qxe2 13.Rfe1 Qh5 14.Rxe7 )
13.e3 Bd7 14.Rfe1 Rae8 15.a4 e6 16.c4 Qb6 17.a5 Qc7 18.Nf4 e5 19.Nd3 e4!? 
    {# A very committal move, gaining space on the kingside and re-opening 
    the long diagonal but leaving f5 potentially weak}
20.Nf4 Ng4 
    {Possibly heading for e5}
21.Ra3 Qd8 22.f3!? 
    {Forcing a clarification}
22...Bxf4 23.fxg4!? 
    ( {Not} 23.gxf4 Qh4! -+ )
    ( 23.exf4 exf3 24.Rxe8 Rxe8 25.Nxf3 Ne3!? )
23...Bh6 24.gxf5 Bxf5 25.Rf1 
    ( 25.Bxe4 Bxe4 26.Nxe4 f5 27.Nf2 f4!? 28.Ng4 Qg5 {with attacking 
    possibilities for black} )
25...Bc8 26.Qd1 
    {aiming for h5}
    ( 26.Nxe4 f5 27.Nf2 Bxe3 -/+ )
26...f5 27.Qh5 Bg7 28.g4!? Re5 29.g5 Re7 
    {Now e5 is a nice square for the bishop}
30.Ra2 Be5 31.b3 Rg7 32.h4 Bg3 33.Nb1 Bd7 34.Bh3 Be8 
    ( {Not} 34...Bxh4!? 35.Qxh4 Rxg5+ 36.Kh2 Rg2+ {because} 37.Rxg2+ {is 
    check} )
35.Qh6 Rg6 36.Qh5 Re6 37.Qd1 Re5 38.Rg2 Bxh4 39.Nc3 Bg6 
    ( 39...Bxg5!? )
40.Nb5 a6 41.Nxd6! 
    {# A nice combination which exploits the vulnerability of the Bh4}
41...Qxd6 
    ( 41...Bxg5!? 42.Nxb7 Bxe3+ 43.Kh1 Qd7 {# seems OK for black} )
42.Rf4! Qd8 43.Rxh4 Qxa5 44.Rf4 
    {Black seems to have lost some of his advantage, but he's still better
    }
44...Qc3 
    {The black queen has a dominant location, watching b3 and e3 and 
    preparing to support a queenside advance}
45.Rg3 b5 46.Bf1 b4! 47.Kh2 Ree8 48.Rf2 Qe5 49.Rf4 a5 50.Qb1 Ra8 51.Qa2 
Rfb8 52.Rg2 Qc3 53.Qd2 Qxd2 54.Rxd2 a4! 55.Kg3!? 
    {Hoping for a blockade}
55...axb3 56.Rff2 f4+!! 
    {# A surprise which forces open the f-file - the point will soon be 
    clear}
57.Rxf4 
    ( 57.exf4?? e3 -+ )
    ( 57.Kxf4 Rf8+ 58.Ke5!? Rxf2 59.Rxf2 Ra2 )
57...Ra2 58.Rff2 Rf8! 
    {# Breaking the blockade}
59.Rxa2 bxa2 60.Rxa2 Rxf1 61.Ra5 b3 62.Rb5 Rf3+ 63.Kg2 Rxe3 64.Rxc5 Rd3 
65.Rb5 e3 66.Kf3 Bh5+ 0-1

[Event "championship"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2003.12.30"]
[Round "2.4"]
[White "Zhao, Z."]
[Black "Canfell, G."]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D35"]
[JsCom "startply=33"]
1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. cxd5 exd5 5. Bg5 Be7 6. e3 O-O 7. Bd3 c6 8.
Qc2 Nbd7 9. Nf3 Re8 10. O-O Nf8 11. h3 g6 12. Ne5 Ne6 13. f4 c5 14. Bxf6
Bxf6 15. f5 Nf8 16. fxg6 hxg6 17. Nxf7!! Kxf7 18. Nxd5 Re6 19. Nxf6 Rxf6 20.
Qxc5 Be6 21. Rxf6+ Kxf6 22. Qe5+ Kf7 23. Rf1+ Kg8 24. Bxg6 Bxa2 25. Qg3 Kh8
26. Bf7 Bxf7 27. Rxf7 Ne6 28. Qe5+ 1-0

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ACF Conference and Council Meetings: will be held on Tuesday. Among the topics for discussion are the new NECG Junior Training Squad; the new position of ACF vice-presidents (two) to assist the ACF President; and a plan to make immediate past ACF presidents members of the council.

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Australian Junior Championships 2004:
Hale School, Perth (14th January 25th January 2004)
The Chess Association of WA would like to remind players that the closing date for entries is Friday 19th December 2003. Late entries, if accepted by JCC will incur a 50% penalty increase. No entries will be accepted after Monday 5th January.
To obtain full details plus the entry form for the Australian Junior Championships and details of the Australian Schools Teams Championship (12th and 13th January 2004), please visit the following website: http://www.nscom.net.au/2004ajcc/

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Upcoming tournaments
Tournaments in NSW for 2004  -  Taree Chess Club. We regret to advise 
that due to lack of suitable venue, all Taree Open  events have been 
cancelled for the Year 2004. 12-13 June Grand Prix  will be played in 
Laurieton as 'Mid North Coast June Open' Grand Prix  same date. 
14-15 February 'Summer Open' cancelled, and 13-14 November  
'Spring Open' cancelled. Also 'One Day Chess' is cancelled. 
Endel Lane - Tournament Director.

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Hakoah allegro tournament 
Monday January 12th 2004   
Venue: The Hakoah Club, 61 Hall Street Bondi, NSW 2026 
The Hakoah Chess Club cordially invites all members 
and friends to compete  in the Allegro tournament. 
This event will be held at the Hakoah Club  on 
Monday January 12th , commencing at 7.30 PM.  
Prizes: 1st 2nd  3rd  Best Under/1800 Best Under/1300 
Time Limit: 15 minutes per player to complete the game. 
Entries $15 
Enquiries:  Vladimir Feldman - DOP - 0414798503 or visit 
Hakoah Chess Club web page: 
http://hakoahchessclub.freeservers.com  
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Henry Greenfield 2004
Monday February 2nd - Monday March 29th
Venue: The Hakoah Club, 61 Hall Street Bondi, NSW 2026 
The Hakoah Chess Club cordially invites all members and 
friends to compete  in the Henry Greenfield Cup-2004. 
This 9 round Swiss event will be held at the  Hakoah Club on 
consecutive Monday evenings, commencing at 7.30 p.m.  
Monday February 2nd  2004. Entries close at 7.15 p.m.  
$  Prizes:  $ Open 1st    $350.00  2nd   $220.00 3rd  $80.00   
Under 1700 1st    $200.00 2nd     $120.00 3rd    $80.00  
Those prizes as well as any others rely upon of minimum of 
50 entries.   
Time Limit: 40 moves in 90 minutes, then 30 minutes to 
finish the game.   
Entries $30 Hakoah Chess Club Members     
(Hakoah Chess Club Membership is $30 for a year)  
$40 Non-Members. $20 Juniors (U/18)
Enquiries:  Vladimir Feldman - DOP : 
vfeldman@bigpond.net.au - 0414798503
or visit Hakoah Chess Club web page: 
http://hakoahchessclub.freeservers.com   
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Drouin Open Chess Championship
ACF Grand Prix Category 1 Tournament
Saturday/Sunday, 21st & 22nd February
Old Council Chambers
Young St, Drouin

Drouin is a small town 100km East of Melbourne. If you are coming by car 
drive up the M1 freeway all the way from Melbourne, until you see the Drouin 
turnoff. You will pass through Packenham, and Drouin is another 20mins drive 
after Packenham. If you are coming by train, go to platform 10 at Flinders St 
and catch the V-Line which runs through Warragul to Traralgon. Drouin is the 
first stop before Warragul. The station is in the heart of the town, and just a 
few minutes walk from the venue.  For detailed map please go to 
www.possumpages.com.au/drouinchess

7 Round Swiss 
Round Times:    Saturday 10am, 1pm, 4pm, & 7pm
Sunday 10am, 1pm, 4pm
You may elect to receive a half-point bye in any round.

60 minutes + 10 seconds per move

Entry fees:   free Entry for GMs & IMs
$40 Full $35 Concession 
$20 Juniors (under 18)
Payment accepted by cash, cheque or credit card. 
Phone 9576-8177 to enter over the phone. 
Late entry after 14th Feb will incur $10 late-fee.

Enter online:  www.possumpages.com.au/drouinchess

Prizes: 1st        $500
2nd       $300
3rd        $200
Plus Ratings Prizes and Junior Prizes 
depending on entries

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2004 Australia Day Weekender
The NSW Chess Association Inc. invites your participation in this
Category 3 Grand Prix event.
The tournament features $3,300 in prizes, plus the chance to hit the lead
in the 2004 Grand Prix!
Where: North Sydney Leagues Club
When: Saturday 24th / Sunday 25th January
Director: Jason Lyons [International Arbiter]
Time Control: FIDE time control 90 minutes + 
30 seconds per move from the start
Entry Fees:
Adult: $70.00 Junior [u/18]: $40.00
entries due Friday January 23rd. Register by phone, email or mail and
pay on the day. Late entries will be accepted on the day.
Schedule: Saturday: 9am Registration; 9:30 Round 1; 2:00 round 2; 6:30 round 3
Sunday: 9:30 Round 4; 2:00 round 5; 6:30 round 6
Prizes:
(based on 75
players)
Open 1st $600 2nd $400 3rd $200
U2000,
U1800 1st $250 2nd $175 3rd $100
U1600,
U1400 1st $250 2nd $175 3rd $100
The tournament will be FIDE rated
Players are eligible for only 1 prize.
A $10 late fee will be charged to all entries received on Saturday 24th January 2004, 
and an additional $10
for entries received after the scheduled start of round 1.
All NSW resident players must be members of (or join) the NSWCA or the NSWJCL
For further information contact Ralph Seberry by telephone [0403 991 730], email
ralphseberry@optushome.com.au, or visit the NSWCA website: http://www.nswca.org.au/
2004 Australia Day Weekender
Print out and complete this entry form.
Please make all cheques payable to NSWCA Inc.
[or email to ralphseberry@optushome.com.au]
Post to:
NSW Chess Association
G.P.O BOX 2418
SYDNEY 2001
ENTRIES DUE BY FRIDAY JANUARY 23

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City of Sydney Championships 2004
The NSW Chess Association Inc. invites entries for the
City of Sydney Championships 2004
Venue: Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club
117 Ryedale Rd, West Ryde (1 minute from West Ryde Station)
When: Registration Closes 23rd Feb, 
late applications accepted until 10:30am 29th Feb
From 29th Feb to 28th March (Sundays) 9 rounds - 2 rounds a day
Starting Times: Morning Rd 11.00am -Afternoon Rd 4.00pm
Presentation then City of Sydney Lightning 4.00pm, 28th March
Time Control: FIDE time control 90 minutes + 
30 seconds per move from the start
Entry Fees: Adult $80, Under 18 $50, Under 14 $30.
$10 Late fee for Registration after 22nd Feb
(Mail, phone or email and pay on the 29th Feb)
Prizes
(based on 75 entries)
Open: 1st $600 2nd $400 3rd $200
U2000, U1800, U1600, U1400, Junior: 1st $250 2nd $150 3rd $100
The tournament will be FIDE rated
Players are eligible for only 1 prize. 
Juniors are not eligible for ratings prizes.
A $10 late fee applies for entries received after Sunday February 22nd
All NSW resident players must be members of (or join) the NSWCA or the NSWJCL
For further information contact Ralph Seberry by telephone [0403 991 730],
email ralphseberry@optushome.com.au, 
or visit the NSWCA website: http://www.nswca.org.au/
City of Sydney Championships 2004
Print out and complete this entry form.
Please make all cheques payable to NSWCA Inc.
[or email to ralphseberry@optushome.com.au]
Post to:
NSW Chess Association
G.P.O BOX 2418
SYDNEY 2001
ENTRIES DUE FEBRUARY 23

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Asian Boys and Girls Under-18 Championships 2004 
The Qatar Chess Association cordially invites all affiliated Asian Chess Federations 
in FIDE Asian Zones 3.1a, 3.1b, 3.2, 3.3 and 3.4 to participate in the Asian Junior Boys 
& Girls (Under-18 years) Chess championships to be held in Doha, Qatar from 
20th January (arrival) to 30th January 2004 (departure). Download the invitation letter at 
http://www.fide.com/asia/asianu18.doc
More details contact Kerry Stead mailto:kerrys@ihug.com.au

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Dear chessfriends, 

Let us inform you about the possibility still to register without additional charge for 
3rd international chess tournament OPEN PRAHA 2004 which will be held on 
16.-23.1. 2004. To date 15.12. 2003 more than 110 players from 16 countries have 
registered. Among others GM Hasangatin (RUS), GM Vokac (CZE), GM Meduna (CZE) 
and GM Plachetka (SVK). The tournament is open for all applicants. 

Furthermore it is possible to register for OPEN MARIANSKE LAZNE 2004 
(24.-31.1. 2004) or IM round-robin tournament MARIANSKE LAZNE 2004 
with possibility to fulfill IM norms (24.1.-1.2.2004).

More detailed information should be found at the address: http://www.czechtour.net . 
With best regards
Jan Mazuch

Dr. Jan Mazuch, Director of CZECH OPEN & CZECH TOUR - j.mazuch@avekont.cz
CZECH OPEN - International Festival of Chess, Bridge and Games - http://www.czechopen.net
CZECH TOUR - International Chess Tournaments Series - http://www.czechtour.net
International Chess Calendar - http://www.avekont.cz/calendar/ 
Sachovy kalendar turnaju v CR a SR - http://www.avekont.cz/kalendar/

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Tournament: Howick & Pakuranga Times Auckland International Open 
Venue: Pakuranga Country Club, Oak Room 
Dates: January 19 - 23 2004 
Format: 9 Round Swiss / Fischer Time Control 
Arbiter: IA Bob Gibbons 
Prize Fund: 1st $1,000; 2nd $600; 3rd $400; 4th $200; Best Junior $200 
Webcast: The top board is being broadcast LIVE on this website. 
Download: Games in PGN Format. 
2003 Event: Click here for full details of the 2003 Auckland International Open. 
http://www.auschess.org.au/oceania/auckland/2003/

Please note that Emirates Airlines is still offering cheap flights, for around 
A$500 return, to fly to Auckland around the time of the tournament.

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Chess World Grand Prix
Co-ordinator:  ChessWorld/David Cordover
cordover@chessworld.com.au
0411 877 833

Australia Day Weekender (Sydney)
Category 3
$3,300 in prizes
North Sydney Leagues Club
Saturday 24th / Sunday 25th January
90 minutes + 30 seconds per move from the start
Entry Fees: Adult: $70.00 Junior [u/18]: $40.00
entries due Friday January 23rd. Register by phone, email or mail and
pay on the day. Late entries will be accepted on the day.
Schedule: Saturday: 9am Registration; 9:30 Round 1; 2:00 round 2; 6:30 round 3
Sunday: 9:30 Round 4; 2:00 round 5; 6:30 round 6

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