Australian Chess Federation newsletter
No. 274, July 21, 2004

ANU Open - July 24-25 - Category 3 Grand Prix Event - over $3000 in prizes part of the 12th ANU Chess Festival which also includes blindfold and simul displays, a computer chess championship, primary and schools competitions and other board games: Go, Backgammon, Othello. More...


We've had too much news this week! Because there's a 40kb limit on emails sent through the system we use, part two of this bulletin will be sent tomorrow night - Ed.

In this issue:
Olympiad appeals
Statistics
Rogers leads GP
SACA President steps down
ANU Chess Festival under way
Warp wins National Computer Chess Championships
Rogers wins Adelaide University Open
Adelaide Winter Rapid
Smerdon wins Queensland Open
Australian Clubs Teams Championships - starts soon!
Notices
World News: Fischer arrested, Morozevich plays Biel
Games
Upcoming Tournaments
Grand Prix 2004


Wallace, Dekic appeal Olympiad selections: Appeals concerning the Olympiad selections have been lodged by John-Paul Wallace (Open) and Biljana Dekic (Women's). An appeals committee will be formed as soon as practicable and a decision can be expected within about two weeks, depending on how long the committee requires to resolve the appeals.

ACF Council voting on captaincies will be conducted as soon as the selections have been absolutely finalised.

- Kevin Bonham
ACF Olympiad Selections Co-Ordinator 2004.

Support the Team! All Aussie chess lovers are asked to donate to the 2004 Olympiad Appeal - don't leave it to the last minute! Cheques/money orders should be made out to "Australian Chess Federation" and sent to:
ACF Treasurer Norm Greenwood
P.O. Box 1840
Westfield Hornsby Post Office 1635

Corporations or business sponsors please call George Howard on 0414 841575

George Howard
President ACF


Facts and figures: Gary Bekker has compiled some useful statistics on the number of FIDE-rated players in Oceania countries.


GP Update: Ian Rogers has a healthy lead so far in the Open Division with 90.5 points, ahead of David Smerdon 65.5; George Xie 54.7; and Stephen Solomon 37.25. Full details

- Garvin Gray


Howard departs: George Howard will be leaving temporarily his position as SACA president in order to move to Mount Buller and organise the many chess events this December/January. (George Howard is also ACF President). Michael Peake will be SACA President in his absence. In other moves, David Cordover has resigned as Chess Victoria's ACF delegate.


Warp wins National Computer Chess Championships: The 2004 Australasian National Computer Chess Championships (NC3 for short) took place on July 20 as part of the Australian National University Chess Festival. This event has been run since 1998 and has provided the impetus for the development of a number of strong chess programs in Australia and New Zealand. The event was held online - hosted on chess.tridgell.net - a chess server maintained by Andrew Tridgell which you can connect to it using any FICS complient client (such as Xboard) via port 5000.

Warp (created by Peter McKenzie of NZ) successfully defended its title as the strongest chess playing program in Oceania, but only after a 3 way blitz playoff against Desperado (David Blackman, Qld) and Knightcap (Andrew Tridgell, ACT).


   Name              Rating Score Perfrm Upset  Results 
    ----------------- ------ ----- ------ ------ ------- 
 1 -warp              [2388]  4.0  [2247] [   0] +12w +05w -03b +07w +04b 
 2 -desperado         [2200]  4.0  [2216] [   0] +10w +07w -04w +09b +05w 
 3 +KnightCap         [2050]  4.0  [2272] [ 338] +06w +12b +01w -04b +08w 
 4 -tracex            [2100]  3.5  [2255] [ 100] +09w =08w +02b +03w -01w 
 5 -bodo              [2000]  3.0  [2092] [   0] +14w -01b +08b +12w -02b 
 6 +vchess            [1800]  3.0  [1829] [ 135] -03b +14w -07b +11w +12b 
 7 -SEE               [1950]  2.5  [1899] [   0] +11w -02b +06w -01b =09w 
 8 -spotato           [1940]  2.5  [1618] [  80] +13w =04b -05w +10w -03b 
 9 -awesome           [1900]  2.5  [1572] [  25] -04b +13w +14b -02w =07b
10 -fencer            [1930]  2.0  [1379] [   0] -02b +11w -12w -08b +13w 
11 +BlackKnight       [1210]  2.0  [1378] [ 390] -07b -10b +13w -06b +14w 
12 -kanguruh          [1935]  1.0  [1793] [   0] -01b -03w +10b -05b -06w 
13 +dubya             [  10]  1.0  [1476] [1590] -08b -09b -11b +14w -10b 
14 -bimbo             [1600]  0.0  [ 984] [   0] -05b -06b -09w -13b -11b 

Playoff
Warp 2.0
Desperado 1.0
Knightcap 0.0

Site | View games - Shaun Press


Adelaide University Open: GM Ian Rogers (6.5/7) has won the 2004 University Open National ahead of Leonid Sandler, Mark Chapman and Ronald Scott.


No Name                  Feder Loc  Title Total  1    2    3    4    5    6    7  

1  Rogers, Ian           NSW   2646 gm    6.5   63:W 41:W 49:W  4:W  3:W  6:W  2:D
2  Sandler, Leonid       VIC   2331 im    6     51:W 15:W  9:W  7:D  8:W  5:W  1:D
3  Chapman, Mark         SA    2381 im    6     55:W 14:W 11:W 10:W  1:L 24:W  8:W
4  Scott, Ronald         NSW   2221       6     52:W 37:W 16:W  1:L 18:W 11:W 12:W
5  Zaric, Srboljub       SA    2243       5.5   86:+ 34:W 13:W  6:D 17:W  2:L 10:W
6  Anderson, Kim         SA    1886       5.5   60:W 19:W 29:W  5:D  7:W  1:L 34:W
7  Lojanica, Milenko     VIC   2023       5.5   56:W 28:W 26:W  2:D  6:L 17:W 24:W
8  Goldsmith, Alan D     SA    2132       5     50:W 27:W 25:W 12:W  2:L 13:W  3:L
9  Szuveges, Narelle S   VIC   1787 wfm   5     45:W 33:W  2:L 20:W 14:W 12:L 30:W
10 Yang, Song            SA    1985       5     67:W 30:W 18:W  3:L 26:W 16:W  5:L
11 Juszczynski, Mathew   SA    1738       5     80:W 23:W  3:L 42:W 34:W  4:L 28:W
12 Tao, Trevor           SA    2439       5     87:+ 43:W 24:W  8:L 25:W  9:W  4:L
13 Stevens, Tristan      SA    1706       5     64:W 35:W  5:L 19:W 30:W  8:L 31:W
14 Thiyagarajah, Prakash SA    1561       5     44:W  3:L 51:W 22:W  9:L 35:W 29:W
15 Peake, Michael R      SA    1550       5     61:W  2:L  0:D  0:D 50:W 48:W 33:W
16 Rogers, Cathy L       NSW   1727       4.5   70:W 38:W  4:L 48:W 27:W 10:L 20:D
17 Short, Andrew         SA    1643       4.5   46:W 40:D 31:W 49:W  5:L  7:L 47:W
18 Hester, David         SA    1693       4.5   74:W 48:W 10:L 50:W  4:L 19:D 40:W
19 Wedding, William      SA    1478       4.5   54:W  6:L 45:W 13:L 57:W 18:D 49:W
20 Turcaj, Pavel         SA    1472       4.5   85:W 24:L 64:W  9:L 53:W 26:W 16:D
21 Hill, Roderick              1900       4.5   58:W 31:D 40:D 28:L 52:W 27:D 42:W
22 Hill, Steven          SA    1381       4.5   84:W 25:L 54:W 14:L 40:D 46:W 41:W
23 Foord, Justin         SA    1417       4.5   75:W 11:L 74:W 26:L 70:W 41:D 43:W
24 McColl, Kevin S       QLD   1872       4     57:W 20:W 12:L 33:W 41:W  3:L  7:L
25 Vosvotekas, Ross      SA    1700       4     66:W 22:W  8:L 47:W 12:L 42:D 27:D
26 Garcia-Blanco, Miguel SA    1671       4     53:W 59:W  7:L 23:W 10:L 20:L 51:W
27 Ross, Bill            NSW   1518       4     62:W  8:L 60:W 29:W 16:L 21:D 25:D
28 Campbell, Paul        SA    1499       4     69:W  7:L 80:W 21:W 32:D 31:D 11:L
29 Wei, Wang                              4     81:W 32:W  6:L 27:L 55:W 37:W 14:L
30 Haydn, Gavin          SA    1501       4     76:W 10:L 56:W 40:W 13:L 49:W  9:L
31 Barber, Geoffrey      QLD   1486       4     77:W 21:D 17:L 53:W 43:W 28:D 13:L
32 Cooke, Tristrom       SA    1614       4      0:D 29:L 36:W 38:W 28:D 33:L 52:W
33 Ivkovic, Novica       SA    1465       4     79:W  9:L 59:W 24:L 44:W 32:W 15:L
34 Utturkar, Ashwin      SA    1538       4     73:W  5:L 52:W 71:W 11:L 58:W  6:L
35 Saint, Alexander      SA    1390       4     65:W 13:L 61:W 41:L 54:W 14:L 58:W
36 Kramer, Warren        SA    1398       4      0:D 42:L 32:L 73:W  0:D 74:W 54:W
37 Giminez, Simeon       SA    1533       4     72:W  4:L 50:L 74:W 56:W 29:L 60:W
38 Heitmann, Gordon      SA    1403       4     71:W 16:L 53:L 32:L 73:W 70:W 50:W
39 Han, Tianchen         SA    850        4     49:L 54:L 76:W 83:W 42:L 72:W 67:W
40 Mesbah, Jaleel                         3.5   42:W 17:D 21:D 30:L 22:D 55:W 18:L
41 Finney, John          NSW   1588       3.5   68:W  1:L 63:W 35:W 24:L 23:D 22:L
42 Eckermann, Andrew     SA    1497       3.5   40:L 36:W 57:W 11:L 39:W 25:D 21:L
43 Thorne, Richard       SA    1579       3.5   78:W 12:L 55:W  0:D 31:L 67:W 23:L
44 Cooney, Mattew                         3.5   14:L 55:L 75:W 45:W 33:L 57:W 48:D
45 Pedersen-Lee, Lachlan QLD   847        3.5    9:L 85:W 19:L 44:L 65:W 71:W  0:D
46 Kenmure, Jamie        VIC   446        3.5   17:L 51:L 85:W 63:W 47:D 22:L 70:W
47 Evans, George         SA    1467       3.5   82:W 49:L 70:W 25:L 46:D 62:W 17:L
48 Heitmann, Syamanandra SA    1382       3.5   83:W 18:L 84:W 16:L 71:W 15:L 44:D
49 Mathews, Peter        SA    1832       3     39:W 47:W  1:L 17:L 60:W 30:L 19:L
50 Chia, Nicholas        SA    1089       3      8:L 73:W 37:W 18:L 15:L 66:W 38:L
51 Brown, Cyril D        SA    1308       3      2:L 46:W 14:L  0:D 72:D 64:W 26:L
52 Chesney, David        SA    1147       3      4:L 78:W 34:L 61:W 21:L 59:W 32:L
53 Fong, Calvin          SA    457        3     26:L 65:W 38:W 31:L 20:L 56:D 62:D
54 Milton, Anthony       SA               3     19:L 39:W 22:L 80:W 35:L 81:W 36:L
55 Sag, Andrew           QLD   1318       3      3:L 44:W 43:L 64:W 29:L 40:L 73:W
56 Heitmann, Surabhi     SA    1060       3      7:L 62:W 30:L 59:W 37:L 53:D 61:D
57 Mitra, Druva          SA    872        3     24:L 77:W 42:L 66:W 19:L 44:L 72:W
58 Chaudhary, Shreyas    SA    941        3     21:L 69:D 81:W 72:W  0:D 34:L 35:L
59 Griggs, James         SA    708        3     88:+ 26:L 33:L 56:L 77:W 52:L 71:W
60 Lin, Rui              SA    884        3      6:L 76:W 27:L 78:W 49:L 75:W 37:L
61 Davey, Timothy                         3     15:L 81:W 35:L 52:L  0:D 80:W 56:D
62 Huynh, Andy                            3     27:L 56:L 67:D 69:W 63:W 47:L 53:D
63 Whitney, Garth        SA    1340       3      1:L 68:W 41:L 46:L 62:L 77:W 74:W
64 Selvanderan, Shane    SA    723        3     13:L 75:W 20:L 55:L 78:W 51:L 76:W
65 Selvanderan, Kendra                    3     35:L 53:L 73:L  0:W 45:L 78:W 80:W
66 Eustace, Sophie       SA    682        3     25:L 71:L 77:W 57:L 83:W 50:L 75:W
67 Zulfic, Fedja         SA    1020       2.5   10:L 72:L 62:D 76:W 68:W 43:L 39:L
68 Avina, Peter                           2.5   41:L 63:L 82:W  0:D 67:L 73:L 81:W
69 Liu, Fulei                             2.5   28:L 58:D 71:L 62:L 75:L 85:W 82:W
70 Le, Tony              SA    821        2     16:L 79:W 47:L 84:W 23:L 38:L 46:L
71 Sadras, Francisco     SA               2     38:L 66:W 69:W 34:L 48:L 45:L 59:L
72 Harrison, Richard     SA               2     37:L 67:W  0:D 58:L 51:D 39:L 57:L
73 Farrier, Robert                        2     34:L 50:L 65:W 36:L 38:L 68:W 55:L
74 Heitmann, Kaustubha   SA    506        2     18:L 83:W 23:L 37:L 84:W 36:L 63:L
75 Qian, Dennish                          2     23:L 64:L 44:L 85:W 69:W 60:L 66:L
76 Liebhardt, Matthew    SA               2     30:L 60:L 39:L 67:L 79:W 84:W 64:L
77 Milton, Tom                            2     31:L 57:L 66:L 79:W 59:L 63:L 85:W
78 Cheong, Leo                            2     43:L 52:L 79:W 60:L 64:L 65:L 83:W
79 Perks, Hugh                            2     33:L 70:L 78:L 77:L 76:L  0:W 84:W
80 Morrissey, Kate       SA    838        1.5   11:L 82:W 28:L 54:L  0:D 61:L 65:L
81 Morrissey, Laura      SA    1065       1.5   29:L 61:L 58:L 82:W  0:D 54:L 68:L
82 Odhavji, Vishal       SA               1.5   47:L 80:L 68:L 81:L  0:D 83:W 69:L
83 Selvanderan, Timothy                   1     48:L 74:L  0:W 39:L 66:L 82:L 78:L
84 Soang, Duncan                          1     22:L  0:W 48:L 70:L 74:L 76:L 79:L
85 Moore, Valerie        SA               .5    20:L 45:L 46:L 75:L  0:D 69:L 77:L
86 Clark, David          ACT   1148       0      5:-  0:   0:   0:   0:   0:   0: 
87 McKenchie, Andrew     SA    1332       0     12:-  0:   0:   0:   0:   0:   0: 
88 Hoholis, Harry        VIC   1701       0     59:-  0:   0:   0:   0:   0:   0: 
89 Nguyen, Giang         SA    2033       0      0:   0:   0:   0:   0:   0:   0: 

Also in South Australia, Bob Cowley and CCIM Srbo Zaric took out first place in this year's Winter Rapid. 3rd place was won by Andrew Short while Philip Lutley went home with the door prize.


No Name                   Loc Id  Loc  Total  1    2    3    4    5    6  

1  Zaric, Srboljub        5196976 2170 5.5    9:W  4:W  3:W  2:D 11:W 10:W
2  Cowley, Robert G (Bob) 5191166 2092 5.5   20:W 11:W  7:W  1:D 10:W  4:W
3  Short, Andrew          5195532 1827 4.5   21:W 14:W  1:L 10:D 12:W  7:W
4  Ivkovic, Novica        5205331 1596 4     15:W  1:L 20:W 12:W  8:W  2:L
5  Zulfic, Fedja          2073343 1119 4     10:L 13:W 11:L 20:W 18:W  9:W
6  Maksimovic, Mirjan     5205191 1467 4     18:L  8:L 22:+ 19:W 14:W 11:W
7  Amini, Amir            5203345 1763 3.5   17:W 18:W  2:L  8:W  9:D  3:L
8  Lutley, Philip         5204423 1714 3.5   13:W  6:W 10:D  7:L  4:L 16:W
9  Vosvotekas, Ross       5206930 1372 3.5    1:L 22:W 14:W 16:W  7:D  5:L
10 Srdic, Goran           5203708 1963 3      5:W 12:W  8:D  3:D  2:L  1:L
11 Paprzycki, Eryk        5194493 1516 3     19:W  2:L  5:W 18:W  1:L  6:L
12 Atrens, Eduard         5205924 1514 3     22:W 10:L 19:W  4:L  3:L 18:W
13 Glascott, Brenton      5204720      3      8:L  5:L 17:D 15:D 19:W 20:W
14 Harrison, Richard      5207313      2.5   16:W  3:L  9:L 17:W  6:L 15:D
15 Davey, Timothy                      2.5    4:L 16:D 18:L 13:D 21:W 14:D
16 Corti, Mario           5191155 1409 2.5   14:L 15:D 21:W  9:L 20:W  8:L
17 Eustace, Sophie        2073262 627  2.5    7:L 20:L 13:D 14:L  0:W 21:W
18 Huynh, Andy                         2      6:W  7:L 15:W 11:L  5:L 12:L
19 Millhouse, Kim         5206996      2     11:L 21:W 12:L  6:L 13:L  0:W
20 Schoech, Franz         5204170 1193 1      2:L 17:W  4:L  5:L 16:L 13:L
21 Atrens, Karlis         5205563 997  1      3:L 19:L 16:L 22:W 15:L 17:L
22 Jothibabu, Anandaram                0     12:L  9:L  6:- 21:L  0:   0: 


Queensland Open:


Place Name                    Feder Rtg  Loc  Score M-Buch. Buch. Progr.

  1   Smerdon, David C        VIC        2389 6.5      23.5  31.0   27.5
  2   Wongwichit, Phachara    QLD   1937 1798 6        23.5  32.5   24.0
 3-4  Koeller, Oliver         GER   2225 2225 5.5      23.5  33.5   22.5
      Weller, Tony            QLD        1725 5.5      20.0  28.0   21.0
5-10  Pengelley, Justin       QLD        1905 5        23.5  33.0   23.0
      Kimura, Toshi           QLD   1813 1730 5        22.0  31.5   22.0
      Lester, George E        QLD        1855 5        21.5  31.5   22.0
      Davidson, Nathan P      QLD        1649 5        20.0  29.0   20.5
      Ly, Moulthun            QLD   1939 1838 5        20.0  28.5   22.0
      Edwards, Jacob A        QLD   615  2041 5        19.0  25.5   20.0
11-14 Bowen, Leon             VIC        1710 4.5      22.5  32.5   22.5
      Humphrey, Jonathan      QLD        2094 4.5      22.0  29.0   19.5
      Selnes, Hamish          QLD        1830 4.5      20.5  29.0   18.5
      Blundell, Jian          QLD   1301 1094 4.5      19.0  26.0   16.0
15-24 Lam, Anthony            QLD        1637 4        22.0  30.0   19.0
      Hardy, Christopher      QLD   1682 1631 4        20.5  29.0   18.0
      Mills, Ross             QLD        1328 4        19.0  26.0   16.0
      Webb, Nicholas          QLD   1204 1003 4        19.0  25.0   15.5
      Stokes, Mark C          QLD        1610 4        18.5  26.0   16.5
      Hvistendahl, Robert     NSW        1556 4        18.5  25.5   16.0
      Jule, Alexandra         QLD   1479 1411 4        18.5  24.5   16.5
      Russell, Luthien        QLD   1175 1108 4        18.0  25.0   16.0
      McIntyre, Brock         QLD        1064 4        16.0  23.5   14.0
      Deuble, Mark            QLD        1186 4        16.0  21.5   15.0
25-35 Alkin, John             QLD        1686 3.5      22.0  30.0   18.5
      Finke, Kelvin           QLD   1521 1461 3.5      20.0  28.0   15.5
      Fisher, Jayden          QLD   1310 1094 3.5      18.5  27.0   14.5
      Fisher, Nathan          QLD   1237 981  3.5      18.0  25.5   14.5
      Williams, Paul          JAM   1459 1459 3.5      17.5  25.5   15.0
      Bender, Peter G         QLD        1251 3.5      17.0  25.0   13.5
      Grigg-Tondeleir, Samuel QLD   1354 1129 3.5      16.0  21.0   14.5
      Underwood, Sean         QLD   1172 991  3.5      15.5  23.5   12.5
      Jule, Sebastian         QLD   1010 804  3.5      15.5  22.0   11.5
      McCarthy, Oliver        QLD   1073 767  3.5      14.5  20.0   10.5
      Curtis, Shaun           QLD   1122 650  3.5      14.0  18.5   10.5
36-45 Kaspar, Ric             QLD   1444 1473 3        20.5  27.5   16.0
      Hodges, Noel J          QLD        1561 3        19.0  27.0   13.5
      Adams, Zane             QLD   1221 990  3        18.5  25.5   13.0
      Underwood, Scott        QLD   1119 905  3        18.0  22.5   12.5
      Ford, Daniel            QLD   1409 1068 3        17.5  24.5   12.0
      Soul, David             NSW        908  3        16.0  22.0   10.0
      Chynoweth, Ashley       QLD   1205 1053 3        15.0  21.0   11.0
      Fisher, Ashley          QLD   1113 948  3        14.5  20.0   10.0
      McGarity, Liam          QLD   760       3        14.0  18.5    7.0
      McGarity, Molly         QLD   957  254  3        12.5  18.5    8.0
46-48 Muller, Jonas           QLD   993  491  2.5      15.0  20.0   10.0
      Yang, James             QLD   913  618  2.5      13.5  18.5    8.0
      Gray, Garvin            QLD        1133 2.5       7.0  12.5    9.0
49-56 Van De Graaff, Nell     QLD        1071 2        16.5  24.0   10.0
      Russell, Allan          QLD             2        16.5  22.5   10.0
      Hoens, Scott            QLD        1057 2        16.0  21.5    6.5
      Grenfell, Regina        QLD        1102 2        15.0  22.5    7.0
      Pedersen-Lee, Lachlan   QLD   1119 847  2        15.0  21.0    9.0
      Messenger, Jordan       QLD   839       2        14.5  18.5    5.0
      Toda, Luke              QLD   722       2        14.0  18.5    5.0
      Webb, Christina         QLD   988  610  2        13.5  17.5    7.0
57-58 Erikssen, Caleb         QLD   608       1        14.5  19.5    5.0
      Curtis, Kristen         QLD   801  479  1        11.5  16.0    2.0
 59   Lachica, Saniata        PHI             0.5      12.5  17.0    2.5
 60   Hunter, Shane           QLD   1081 990  0         5.0   5.0    0.0


12th ANU Chess Festival 2004 Tuesday 20 July: Computer Chess Championship (RISE)
Friday 23 July: Simul/Blindfold Chess Demonstration by GM Ian Rogers (Noon-3pm in front of "King O'Malley's", Garema Place, Civic)
Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 July: 12th ANU Open Chess Championship (Saturday 10.00am - 8.00pm; Sunday 9.30am - 5.00pm at School of Art)
Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 July: ACT Go Championship (Saturday 10.00am - 8.00pm; Sunday 9.30am - 5.00pm at School of Art)
Saturday 24 July: Othello Tournament (1.00pm - 5.00pm at School of Art)
Sunday 25 July: Backgammon Tournament (10.00am - 5.00pm at School of Art)
Monday 26 July: ANU Primary Schools Championship (9.15am - 3.15pm at Great Hall, University House)
Tuesday 27 July: ANU High Schools/Colleges Championship (9.15am - 3.15pm at Great Hall, University House)
Details: http://www.netspeed.com.au/ianandjan/IansPage/
For further information, contact: Shun Ikeda, Co-ordinator, 12th ANU Chess Festival 2004, on 02-6125-4030 (bh); Email

12th ANU Open chess championship 2004
Category 3 Grand Prix Event - over $3000 in prizes - part of the 12th ANU Chess Festival 2004.
GM Ian Rogers will be defending his title.
Where: School of Art Building, ANU, Acton, ACT Baldessin precinct, Western end of Childers Street (Please see map at http://campusmap.anu.edu.au/default.asp? and click on grid EF32. Free car parking on campus on Saturday and Sunday.)
When: Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 July 2004
DOP: Charles Zworestine [International Arbiter]
Time Control: 60 minutes plus 10 seconds per move from the start (Fischer)
Entry fees:
Adult: $70 Junior & Concessions: $50
Register by Friday 16 July for $10 discount (e-mail or ring, details below).
Entry is free for GMs, WGMs, IMs & WIMs.
Entries will be accepted and will close at 9.30am on Saturday 24 July.
Registration: 8.30 - 9.30am Saturday 24 July Schedule: Saturday 9.45am Opening Ceremony Sunday
24 July 10.00am Round 1 25 July 9.30am Round 5
12.30pm Round 2 12.00noon Round 6
3.00pm Round 3 2.30pm Round 7
5.30pm Round 4 5.15pm Presentation
Prizes: Open: 1st $1000 and Ian Chubb Cup, 2nd $600, 3rd $300
Under 2000: 1st $250, 2nd $150
Under 1600: 1st $200, 2nd $100
Under 1200: 1st $150, 2nd $75
Under 800: 1st $100
Best Junior: $100
Best ANU player: $100

Prize fund based on 80 entries. $3000 is guaranteed by the "12th ANU Chess Festival 2004" Organising Committee. Players are eligible for only 1 prize.
For further information, contact Shun Ikeda by telephone [02-6125-4030 (bh), e-mail Shun.Ikeda@anu.edu.au, or visit the website: http://www.netspeed.com.au/ianandjan/IansPage


Australian Clubs Teams Championships: This is proceeding at Caloundra, Sunshine Coast from Monday to Friday 27 Sept to 1 Oct. The event is being held at the Oasis Resort. Three bedroom villas sleeping 7 cost only $675 for 5 nights. Thatís around $100 per person! And some of the Virgin/Jetstar prices are pretty good as well. The entry fee is $400 per team of 8 (min 3 females), that is only $50 per player for a week long tournament. More teams are most welcome. Perhaps a good opportunity for uni students? Contact Graeme Gardiner on 07 5522 7221 ggardiner@gardinerchess.com


Notices

Applications invited:

World Youth Chess Championships Iraklion, Crete; November. Besides the 10 selected children, other other Australian Juniors can play but must be ratified by the Australian Chess Federation. Interested parents please email Jenni Oliver immediately.

2004 Australian Masters Melbourne; August 3-14; FIDE-rated, category 4 event likely; Email Nick Speck


World News:

FischerFischer arrested, seeks political asylum: Bobby Fischer, via his Japanese website, has declared himself a political prisoner and is seeking asylum in a "friendly third country". He also claims to have been 'viciously attacked, brutalised, seriously injured and very nearly killed' during his arrest.
Fischer was detained by Japanese immigration officials while trying to catch a plane to the Philippines. He may now be deported to the US, where he faces charges relating to a $US3.5 million match with Boris Spassky held in war-torn Yugoslavia in 1992, in breach of UN sanctions and a US embargo. If convicted he could face fines of $US50,000 and up to 10 years in jail.

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Amsterdam: Leading scores after 2 rounds: Van Wely, Ami, Kuzmin, Krasenkow, Stellwagen, Gagunashvili, Michiels, Ganguly, Nijboer, Bezemer, Sayed, Sandipan. Site | View games

World news including games updated daily at NetChessNews.


Games:

Morozevich, A (2743)    --    Bacrot, E (2712)
It  (2)   Biel SUI
2004.07.20     1-0     C77


1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.d3!? b5 6.Bb3 Be7 7.c3 O-O 8. Nbd2 d5 9.O-O Bb7 10.Re1 dxe4 11.dxe4 Bc5 12.h3 Nh5 13.Bd5!

chess position


This proves an annoying pin, as there is no comfortable way to break it
13...Qf6 14.a4 Nf4 15.Nb3 Bb6 16.Bxf4! Qxf4 17.Qe2 bxa4 18.Rxa4
Now pressure on the a-pawn further discourages breaking the pin by ...Nd8
18...Rfd8 19.Rc4 Rd6 20.Nc5 Bxc5 21.Rxc5 Rad8 22.b4 Rg6 23.Qe3 Rgd6 24.Qxf4 exf4 25.Ra1 Kf8 26.c4 Rb8 27.Rb1 Ba8 28.e5 Rh6 29.e6!

chess position


threatening to win the Nc6
29...Rb6 30.exf7 Rh5 31.Re1
Morozevich makes it look easy
1-0

Morozevich, A (2743)    --    McShane, L (2643)
It  (1)   Biel SUI
2004.07.19     1-0     B25


1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.h3!?

Morozevich often seems to play like this, avoiding main lines with suss-looking moves
4...d6 5.g3 g6 6.Bg2 Bg7 7.O-O O-O 8.d3 Rb8 9.Be3 b5 10.Qd2 b4 11. Nd1 Ba6 12.Bh6 c4 13.Bxg7 Kxg7 14.dxc4 Bxc4 15.Re1 Qa5 16.Ne3 Be6 17.Ng5!! Qe5?!
( 17...Qxg5?? 18.Nf5+!! +- )
18.f4! Qc5
( 18...Qxb2 19.e5! +- )
19.Qf2 Rb5 20.Rac1 Bd7 21.Nd1 Rc8 22.Nf3 e5 23.c4 Ra5 24.Qxc5 dxc5 25.fxe5 Nh5 26.Nf2 Nxg3 27.Nd3 Rd8 28.Kf2 Nh5 29.Ke3 Be6 30.Rc2 Rxa2 31.Nxc5 b3 32.Rf2 Nb4
( 32...Bxc4!? )
33.Nxe6+ fxe6 34.Nd4 Ra6
( 34...Rxd4 35.Kxd4 Nc2+ 36.Rxc2 bxc2 37.Kc3 +/- )
35.Rc1 g5 36.Bf1 Nf4 37.c5 Ra4 38.Bb5 Ra5 39.c6 Rxd4 40.Kxd4 Nc2+ 41.Rfxc2 bxc2 42.c7

chess position


oops
( 42.c7 Rxb5 43.c8=Q Ne2+ 44.Kc4 Rxb2 45.Qd7+ Kg8 +- )
1-0

Short, N (2684)    --    Lputian, S (2634)
Sanjin Hotel Cup  (2)   Taiyuan CHN
2004.07.18     1-0     C18


1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.bxc3 Ne7 7.h4!?

The fashion
7...Qa5 8.Bd2 Nbc6 9.h5 Bd7 10.h6!? gxh6!? 11.Nf3 Ng8!? 12.c4! Qc7 13.cxd5 exd5 14.dxc5!?
Opening lines for the bishops
14...O-O-O 15.Be2 Bg4 16.Kf1 h5 17.Rb1 f6 18.e6 Nge7 19.Ne1 Ne5 20.Nd3 N7g6 21.a4 Rhe8 22.a5 Rxe6 23.f3 Bf5 24.a6! Nxd3 25.axb7+ Kb8 26. Bxd3 Bxd3+ 27.cxd3 h4 28.d4 Rde8 29.Rb2 R8e7 30.Qc1 a6 31.Rh3 Re8 32.f4!
Bringing the rook into play
32...Ne7 33.Qb1 Nc6 34.f5 Re4 35.Rb6 Qd7 36.Rxa6 Qxf5+ 37.Rf3 Re1+ !? 38.Qxe1! Rxe1+ 39.Bxe1 Qd7 40.Rxf6

chess position


1-0

Diep    --    Deep Junior
WCCC 2004  (3)   Ramat-Gan
2004.07.06     0-1     D20


1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.e4 Nf6 4.e5 Nd5 5.Bxc4 Nb6 6.Bd3 Nc6 7.Be3 Nb4 8.Be4 f5 9.exf6 exf6 10.a3 f5 11.axb4 fxe4 12.Nc3

( 12.Qh5+!? g6!? 13.Qe5+ Qe7 14.Qxh8 Qxb4+ 15.Nc3 Qxb2 16. Rc1 Nc4 )
12...Be6 13.Nh3 Qd7 14.Nf4 Be7 15.Nxe6 Qxe6 16.d5 Qg6 17.O-O O-O 18.Bc5 Rae8! 19.Rxa7 Nc4! 20.Qe2 Bxc5 21.bxc5 Ne5! 22.Rxb7 Nf3+! 23.Kh1

chess position


23...Re5!! 24. Ra1
( 24.gxf3?? exf3 25.Qxe5 Qg2# )
24...Rh5 25.h3 Qg4! 26.Qf1 Ng5 27.Rxc7
( 27.Kh2 Nxh3 28.gxh3 Rxh3+ 29.Qxh3 Rxf2+ -+ )
27...Nxh3

chess position


0-1

Akesson, Joel    --    Ong, Kezli
Swedish Championship  (1)   Goeteborg
2004.07.11     0-1     E14


1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Bb4+ 4.Nbd2 b6 5.a3 Bxd2+ 6.Qxd2 Bb7 7.e3 Ne4 8.Qc2 O-O 9.b4 d6 10.Bb2 Nd7 11.Be2 f5 12.O-O Rf6 13.d5 Rh6 14.dxe6 Nf8 15.c5!? bxc5 16.bxc5 Nxc5 17.Qxf5 Nfxe6 18.Qc2 Ng5 19.Qc4+ Kh8 20.Nxg5 Qxg5 21.g3 Rf8 22.Rad1 Be4! 23.Rd4

chess position


Qh4!! 24.Bh5 Qxh2+!! 25.Kxh2 Rxh5+
0-1


Grand Prix tournaments:

These details are provisional. For up-to-date details of these events, please visit the Grand Prix website

ANU Open ACT; 3; July 24-25; Canberra; Shun Ikeda 02-61254030; Website; Email
Mackay Open Qld; 1; July 31-August 1; Harrup Park Cricket Club; Stan Long Hong 07 4953 573 Noel Olsen
Coal City Open NSW; 3; Aug 7-8; Newcastle; George Lithgow 02-4943-3862
August Weekender NSW; July 31-August 1; Rose Bay; Website
Nell Van De Graaff Classic (includes a teams event) QLD; 3; September 18-19; Somerset College; Graeme Gardiner 07-5522-7221 Email Website
Ryde Eastwood Open NSW; 3; October 2-4; Ryde Eastwood; Website
Redcliffe Challenge QLD; October 2-3; Rothwell Grace Lutheran College? Website
Laurieton Open NSW; 1; October 30-31; Laurieton; Endel Lane 02-6559-9060
Coffs Harbour Inaugural Open NSW; 3; November 13-14; Coffs Harbour Catholic Club; Bill Ross 02-6651-8855 Email
November Weekender NSW; November 20-21; North Sydney Leagues Club; Website
Fairfield Summer Cup NSW; 3; December 10-11; Fairfield; Rolando Atenzia


Other tournaments

Full details - see upcoming tournaments on the website.

Laurieton One Day Chess July 25; Laurieton United Servicemen's Club; Contact: Endel - 6559 9060.
Hakoah Chess Club Championships July 26-September 20; 61 Hall Street Bondi; Email. Vladimir Feldman 0414 798503Website
North Queensland Open Qld; August 7-8; Townsville; Darren Napier 0412 606213 Website
Festival Schneider Bohemia - Pilsen 2004; August 14-22; Czech Republic; website.
International Chess Festival - Open Highlands 18-26 September; Havlickuv Brod, Czech Republic. Website
ASEAN Masters Chess Congress: Several tournaments. Thomas Hoe Tel : (65) 96934049 Fax : (65) 63581483 Email
Cesenatico (Italy) Open International September 4-12; Fax +3954786331 Phone +39335.6615956. Website Email
Open Dutch Youth Chess Championships - "Stork": August 9-14; Hengelo, the Netherlands. Website. Participants. Email.
Malbork Castle Cup: 18-19 September; Poland. Website. Email

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