ACF Bulletin #222, June 23, 2003

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** University Open 2003
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** ANU Open   July 19-20   GP Category 3
GM Ian Rogers will be defending his title.
Burton & Garran Hall, Daley Road, ANU, Acton, ACT
(Please see map at http://studyat.ane.edu.au/map/index.asp
and click on grid e-f/5-4; Free car parking on campus on Saturday and Sunday)
Registration: 8.30 - 9.30am Saturday 19 July
7 rounds; 60 minutes a side plus 10 seconds per move from the start (Fischer).
Entry fees: $60.00 Adult; $40 Juniors/Concessions; GMs, WGMs, IMs & WIMs free.
($10.00 discount for entries received before Friday 11 July)
Prizes: $1000/$600/$300 plus ratings/junior/locals prizes
Accommodation on campus $95/$108.00 a night or other options

* Gold Coast Open Report
* Chess fights dementia
* Junior selections
* Taree RSL June Open
* ACF Council Meetiing soon
* World News
* Letters
* Chess World Grand Prix 2003
* Upcoming tournaments


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by DOP Charles Zworestine

Graeme Gardiner is someone who has done so much for chess - so it's good to see him happy! 
And I'm not just talking about the Gardiner Chess Centre doing well - although I'm sure he 
would appreciate the free plug (and it is definitely worth visiting, if you get the chance). No, 
Graeme's immediate goal this past weekend was much more modest. 100 in the Gold Coast 
Open/Under 1600 event – again. Well, he succeeded: 31 in the Open, 71 in the Under 1600, a 
total of 102 players: definitely a success...

Mind you, such numbers carry their own organisational hassles – such as managing to fit 
everything in within the scheduled round times! The time controls of 60 minutes plus 10 
seconds per move from the start do lead to some very long games – ask second seed Stephen 
Solomon and fourth seed Erik Teichmann (see below). But nobody complained, and the event 
generally ran very smoothly. Top seed, Grandmaster Ian Rogers was always going to be very 
hard to stop, but apart from Solomon and Teichmann, there was also a newcomer to the Gold 
Coast to challenge him: third seeded German FM Thomas Wolski (2309) is now living on the 
Gold Coast. And of course, there was the usual contingent of interstate visitors, including 
NSW's own Brian Jones and Gareth Charles; so clearly it wasn't going to be easy for Ian…

Well, the start was easy, anyway. Round 1 went according to script, with only a couple of 
upset draws going against expectation. Ditto in Round 2, with still no real hassles for the top 
seeds; although Phachara Wongwichit (who has beaten Solo before) did give Stephen 
Solomon a very tough game before eventually succumbing in an ending in a time scramble. A 
sign of things to come…

It was Round 3 where things got really interesting, as the top seeds started to meet already in 
the smallish field. Ian Rogers, who had been rather lucky to draw an ending two pawns down 
with Teichmann in the last round last year, made rather short work of him this time, winning 
convincingly. Stephen Solomon may have been losing his ending against Brian Jones, but "all 
endings are winning for Solomon": so he won in the end, starting a wretched run of endgame 
losses for BJ in this event. Wolski ground down Gareth Charles; Gareth Oliver won from a 
worse position against Phachara; while a sensational upset was scored by young Moulthun 
Ly, who beat Alex Toolsie (over 400 points higher rated than him). Justin Pengelley beat 
Adam Vagg, while Toshi Kimura held Jacob Edwards to a draw in other upset results.

So to Round 4, and the Rogers – Solomon rivalry was renewed. This time Ian won easily with 
the White bits after Solo, in a much worse position, blundered a piece to a tactic. Wolski beat 
Gareth Oliver on Board 2, while Teichmann won convincingly against Moulthun Ly to end 
the Saturday sharing the lead with Ian on 4/4. However, like everyone else this weekend, he 
could not handle him on Sunday morning, as Ian all but wrapped up the tournament with 
another convincing win. In other Round 5 results Solomon beat Gareth Charles, Gareth Oliver 
beat Moulthun Ly, and Teichmann continued Brian Jones' wretched endgame run. Lower 
down, Luke Wagner (984) upset Noel Hodges (1490).

While Ian Rogers gave Gareth Oliver a free coaching lesson in Round 6, Solomon and 
Teichmann set up a battle for second place. Solomon outlasted Wolski, and Teichmann won 
in very neat tactical fashion against Sonter (who never recovered from a poor opening). Jacob 
Edwards scored the upset of the round when his passed pawns proved too much for Brian 
Jones in yet another ending!

So to the last round, where Ian wrapped up yet another perfect (7/7) score after Gareth 
Charles had given him a tough fight (he ended up losing on time in a lost king and pawn 
ending). Jacob Edwards hung on and hung on against Wolski, and then … won! This ended 
up getting him outright third, while Pengelley's win over Sonter won him first Under 2000, 
and Weller's win over Gareth Oliver got him second Under 2000. Cathy Rogers scored an 
excellent upset win over Brian Jones (a knight and pawn ending this time)… but meanwhile, 
everyone was waiting to see who would end up second. Solomon or Teichmann?

Well, they were down to the 10 second increment stage – less than a minute each – and there 
were still queen, rook, bishop and knight each, plus several pawns. Solo was a pawn down, 
then he won two to be a pawn up, but his pawns were doubled: still a mess. Rooks and queens 
were swapped, Teichmann won his pawn back, eventually bishops were swapped – still no 
clear winner. Finally, this position was reached: Black (Solo) to move king on f5, knight on 
f1, pawns on h2, g4 and g5; White (Erik) king on d5, knight on h1, pawns on e6 and g3. Here 
the sequence was 1. …Nxg3, 2. Nxg3+? Kf4, 3. Nh1 g3, 4. e7 g2, 5. Nf2 g1=Q, 6. Nh3+? 
Kf5, 7. Nxg1 h1=Q+, and Solo eventually won with the extra queen. As Erik said, he chose a 
line where his opponent had a queen and him not, instead of the other way round (he could 
have played 2. e7). A typical Solo win, and a fantastic game to finish…

Prizes:  1st Ian Rogers 7/7; 2nd Stephen Solomon 6; 3rd Jacob Edwards 5.5; 1st Under 2000 
Justin Pengelley 5; 2nd Under 2000 Tony Weller 4.5.

2003 Gold Coast Under 1600 Report

A field choc full of juniors as usual, and a much briefer report here (I didn't see too many of 
the games in this event). Only one significant upset in Round 1, as Jayden Fisher (704) beat 
Bruce Harris (1377); although David Long (785) did hold Alex Ruddy (1460) to a draw. A 
couple of more significant upsets in Round 2, as Kelvin Finke (1273) beat third seed Joe 
Kingston (1586), and Regina Grenfell (943) upset Sam Long (1442). No really substantial 
shocks in Round 3, and the leaders had really sorted themselves out by the end of the 
Saturday (Round 4), where Nenad Chelebichanin (1467) upset top seed Anthony Lam (1597) 
and Regina Grenfell scored another upset win, taking ages to win from a queen for a rook up 
against Avram Buciu (1344). This left Nenad, Chris Yu and Sean Karita as outright leaders on 
4/4, and an interesting Sunday in prospect…

Unfortunately Nenad had car trouble on the Sunday, and had to forfeit his Round 5 game 
against Robert Hvistendahl; though he did make it for the last two rounds. Chris Yu and Sean 
Karita drew on top board, while Ric Kaspar (1166) upset Craig Stewart (1466). When Robert 
beat Chris Yu in Round 6, he had the outright lead (5.5/6) after Wayne Fraser and Sean Karita 
drew a long opposite coloured bishop ending; but Lam beat Kaspar to stay in touch…

All this led to an exciting finish, after Anthony won his last round game against Robert to 
leave the latter out of the places; but two people could still join him in first place. Wayne 
Fraser duly obliged by beating Nenad; but Sean Karita had a much tougher battle against Alex 
Ruddy. He was a pawn up in a knight versus bishop ending; but it was hard work, as there 
were not very many pawns left… But these youngsters fight to the last pawn! And this is 
exactly what he did, winning with his last pawn to join a three way tie for first.

Prizes:  1st = Anthony Lam, Sean Karita, Wayne Fraser 6/7; Rating Group A Mike Duffin 5; 
Rating Group B Ric Kaspar, Ashley Chynoweth 4.5; Rating Group C Sean Underwood 4; 
Rating Group D Ashley Fisher 3.5.


67 people took part in this great tournament, all had a great time.
$1000 went to the star of the tournament Steve Solomon. 
This year we made it a grand prix class 3 event and also Fide Rated - Paul Huver 


The Taree RSL June Open GP was a very  good tournament. 
All players under 2000 - no 2000+ or GMs/IMs. First Place went to 
Ray Vagle 1800 prov. 5/7. 
2. David Castor 1812 - 6, 
3= Anthony Keuning 1550, Gary Losh 1395 - 4.5, 
5= Peter Varela 1663 (16yr), Ian Dickson 1659, Phillip Brown 1589, Graeme Deacon 1374 - 4, 
9. Chris Sloper 1655 - 3.5, 
10= Gilbert Clarke 1485, Milorad Lukic 1465, Endel Lane 1378, Bruce Parr 900 - 3, 
14. Michael Weltner 1473 - 2.5, 
15. Alan Phillips 1376 - 2, 
16. Matthew Northover 743 (12yr), 
17. Eric Wilks 934 - 1, withdrawer after round 4. 
Director of Play - Phillip Brown.


The following people have been selected for the World Junior Championship in
Greece from October 22 to November 3.
Any appeals regarding these selections should be directed to ACF President
George Howard (georgeshoward@hotmail.com) within 7 days and should be in
accordance with the section 10 of the ACF Selection Proceedures By-law
(available at http://www.auschess.org.au/newcon/con7.htm)

Under 18 Boys
Tomek Rek

Under 18 Girls
Catherine Lip

Under 16 Boys
Ronald Yu

Under 16 Girls
Heather Huddleston

Under 14 Boys
Michael Wei

Under 14 Girls
Michelle Lee

Under 12 Boys
Junta Ikeda

Under 12 Girls
Angela Song

Under 10 Boys
Raymond Song

Under 10 Girls
Kayleigh Smith

[Paul, leave this off the website]

Players who have not been selected, but wish to play in the event as a
private entrant (pay for entry, accomodation and food) should contact Kerry
Stead (kerrys@ihug.com.au) as soon as possible to arrange details.

Kerry Stead
ACF Junior Selection Co-ordinator


A recent news report:

"Mind Games May Trump Alzheimer's 
By Shankar Vedantam
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, June 19, 2003; Page A01 
Playing chess, bridge or a musical instrument significantly lowers the risk
of developing Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia, according to
the most comprehensive study to examine the benefits of challenging
intellectual activity among the elderly.
Seniors who regularly engaged in pastimes that stretched their minds --
sorry, watching TV doesn't count -- lowered their risk of developing
Alzheimer's disease and other dementias by as much as 75 percent, compared
with those who didn't exercise their minds, researchers said yesterday..."


The Caloundra Open is almost here!
This event will be held at the Caloundra RSL on the 28th and 29th June.  
It is a Grand Prix Level 3 event with over $2,600 in prizes.  In addittion 
to the cash there are plenty of bonus prizes from our supporters at 
Australia Zoo; Rydges Oasis Resort; Aussie World; Big Kart Track; 
Velvet Waters Restaurant; Caloundra Ten Pin Bowling; and Caloundra 
Come along bring your friends - if you can't make it spread the word 
to your chess playing friends.
The venue is top class.  When your not hovering over a chess board 
go upstairs and get a great meal or snack; try out the pokies or the TAB; 
listen to the music; play Keno; or just relax with a quiet drink!
For the juniors there is a kids club also.
Full details (and entry form) are available on our website at 
http://www.sunchess.aunz.org or by sending me an email to 
Hope to see you at Caloundra!
Bob Goodwin (Suncoast Chess Club Inc.)


Sunday 29 June
Chess Kids Education Centre
758 North Rd, Ormond (Melway 68 H9)
$35 per player (bring your own partner or we can find you one).
6 multi-Round swiss tournament followed by elimination FINALS.
5 minutes per player per game.
Start 1:00pm  -  Finish 6:00pm (followed by FINALS)
First Prize $2000 guaranteed
Cash Prizes for 2nd 3rd & Rating Group Prizes depending on entries.
Trophy prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd in junior age groups.
Entries & enquiries: David Cordover cordover@chessworld.com.au
0411 877 833
Julian McDonald rmac@alphalink.com.au


The ACF has a vacancy for the position os ACF Selection Co-Ordinator (seniors).
The duties are to select players/teams to represent Australia in 
International Events as per the ACF Selection By-Laws (available on the 
ACF web site).

Interested persons should contact Robert Jamieson 


Caloundra, Sunshine Coast, 
29 September to 3 October 2003
Rydges Oasis Resort
Full details at www.gardinerchess.com/AusClubsTeamChamps.htm
- Graeme Gardiner 


An ACF Council meeting is set for 7.00 p.m. (AEST) on 30 June.

Agenda and details about how to phone in to follow soon, but could anyone
who has a written report or submission for the meeting please send it to me
as soon as possible, preferably by Monday night (23 June).

Joseph Tanti


Bareev wins Enghien-les-Bains 2003
Final Scores, 9 rounds:
6.5 Bareev
6.0 Adams
5.5 Gelfand, Polgar
4.5 Fressinet
4.0 Bauer
3.5 Radjabov, Lautier
3.0 Akopian, Korchnoi

Here's what happens when you try to take on the legendary Judit Polgar in a tactical stoush:

[Event "It"]
[Site "Enghien les Bains FRA"]
[Date "2003.06.16"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Polgar,Ju"]
[Black "Lautier,J"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2715"]
[BlackElo "2666"]
[EventDate "2003.06.13"]
[ECO "B33"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e5 6. Ndb5 d6 7. Bg5 a6
8. Na3 b5 9. Bxf6 gxf6 10. Nd5 f5 11. Bd3 Be6 12. Qh5 Rg8 13. g3 Rg5 14.
Qd1 Bxd5 15. exd5 Ne7 16. c3 Bh6 17. Be2 Rc8 18. c4 f4 19. cxb5 e4 20. gxf4
Qa5+ 21. Kf1 Rxd5 22. Qe1 Qc7 23. bxa6 Qd7 24. Rg1 Qh3+ 25. Rg2 Bxf4 26.
Qb4 Bxh2 27. Bg4!! Qd3+ 28. Be2 Qh3 29. Bg4 Qd3+ 30. Ke1 Nc6 31. Qb7 Qd2+ 32.
Kf1 Qd3+ 33. Be2 Qh3 34. Rc1 Rg5 35. Bg4 Qd3+ 36. Ke1 e3 37. Bd7+ Ke7 38.
Bf5+ 1-0


It seems clear now that Charlick learned of the Jerome Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 
Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.Bxf7+ Kxf7 5.Nxe5+) by exchanging copies of his Adelaide 
Observer chess column for those of the Dubuque Chess Journal, where early 
Jerome Gambit games and analysis had been published. Hence, the game 
Charlick - Mann, corr, 1881 (1-0,72), referred to in my letter to the ACF 
Bulletin, No. 203 (2/10/03).

Even earlier, in Charlick - Holloway, Australia, 1877, Charlick had worked 
the Jerome Gambit into his play, introducing the "Evans-Jerome Gambit" 1.e4 
e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.b4 Bxb4 5.c3 Bc5 6.Bxf7 Kxf7 7.Nxe5+ (1-0,76).

Does any reader know of any other Charlick-related Jerome games, or Jerome 

- Rick Kennedy


Hello Mr  Paul Broekhuysen,
             I have sent this e-mail to you to ask for a request: I would like to contact 
Mr.Raul  Samar and Mr. Ed Agulto. We played together in 1989-1990 in Sydney. 
Could you please help me establish contact with these guys? Thanks.
             I am currently playing with De Vogelwijk Schaakclub under the KNSB. 
- Erwin Casareno
Den Haag, The Netherlands


Grand Prix class 3
June 28-29, Caloundra RSL, $2600 cash plus other prizes
Details: http://www.sunchess.aunz.org

$4000 Total Prizes
Category Three Grand Prix
July 12-13
$35 Adult   $25 Junior/Concession
Adelaide University, SA
Official site: http://www.unichess.org

Category 3 Grand Prix; Guaranteed prize pool $3000
July 19-20
Burton & Garran Hall, Daley Road, ANU, Acton, ACT 
Map: http://studyat.anu.edu.au/map/index.asp and click on grid e-f/5-4; 
Free car parking on campus on Saturday and Sunday)
Registration: 8.30 - 9.30am Saturday
Entry fees: $60.00 Adult; $40 Juniors and Concessions.
($10.00 discount for entries received before 11th July 2003)
Cheques payable to ANU.
Mail must be sent by the 11th July 2003 to:
11th ANU Open, Marketing and Communications Division, ANU, Canberra, ACT 0200
Enquiries: Shun.Ikeda@anu.edu.au
Fax: 02-6125-3144 (bh)
Phone: 02-6125-4030 (bh)
For further details and entry form at:

(Cat 2 GP event, Guaranteed prize pool $1500)
Rose Bay RSL Club, New South Head Road (cnr Vickery Ave) 
Seven rounds
2-3 August
60 minutes per player per game
Entry Fees: $60, U18 $50, U15 Juniors $40
$10 discount for Early Notification - before 26th July
Rd 1 Saturday 11:00am
1st Prize $500
Email: pcass@zeta.org.au
Enquires 9533-1759


Co-ordinator:  ChessWorld/David Cordover
0411 877 833


* Wollongong Open  - Grand Prix Category 1
(30 minutes south of Waterfall in Sydney)
***100% of entry fees go to prizes***
3 equal sized rating divisions with
1st $200 2nd $100 for each.
(plus special division prizes on numbers)
28/29 June 2003, 7 round swiss, 60 mins + 10sec
Starts Saturday 9:30 sharp. Ends Sunday 3:30pm
$40 entry, Juniors and card holders $20
Contact Matthew Sweeney 4229 9107
email:  mhjs@bigpond.net.au
website:  http://members.ozemail.com.au/~jmazz/chess/wgong.htm
Venue:  Collegians Leagues Club, Cnr Princes HYW and Charlotte St,

Suncoast Caloundra Open
Category 3
Jun 28/29
Contact Bob Goodwin

University Open
Category  3
JUL 12-13
chess@adelaide.edu.au ph (08) 8303 3029 or 
andrew.saint@adelaide.edu.au ph  (08) 8332 3752

ANU Open
Category 3
JUL 19-20
Shun.Ikeda@anu.edu.au Fax: 02-6125-3144 (bh) Phone: 02-6125-4030 (bh)
Details/entry form: http://www.netspeed.com.au/ianandjan/IansPage/

NSWCA August Weekender
Category  2
Aug 2-3
Contact P.Cassettari
0403 775476

Coal City Open
Category 2
Aug 9-10
Contact georgelithgow@idl.com.au

Father's Day Tournament
Category 2/3?
Sep 6-7
Contact:  David Cordover (03) 9576177 or 0411-877-833

Gold Coast Classic (Gold Coast CC)
Category 3
Sep 20-21
Contact Graeme Gardiner
(07) 5530 5794

12th. Redcliffe Challenge
Category 2
Sep 27-28
Contact Mark Stokes (07) 3205 6042

Tweed Open
Category  3
Oct 4-5
Contact Audie Pennefather

Laurieton Open
Category 1
Nov 1-2
Contact Endel Lane  (02) 6559  9060

November weekender
Category  1
Nov 1-2 or 1-3
Contact  K.Bonham  (03) 6224 8487

Gosford Open
Category 2
Nov 8-9
Contact Lachlan Yee

Taree RSL Spring Open
Category 1
Nov 15-16
Contact Endel Lane  (02) 6559  9060

NSWCA November Weekender
Category 2
Nov 22-23
0403 775476

X-Mas Swiss Tournament
Category 2-3?
December 20-21
Contact David Cordover (03) 9576177 or 0411-877-833



The 3rd BCC Open will be held between 22-26 of October at Amari Orchid
Resort at Pattaya! Hopefully you can make it this time. The format will be
9-rounds Swiss. Other tournament info and online registration form are in
our website www.bangkokchess.com

Then 2nd BCC Open went very well, even over 30 preregistered 'no-shows'..
had 50 players from 17 countries participating (exactly same number as in
1st Open last December). The winner was GM Pogorelov from Ukraine.

Top registered players for the 3rd Open at Pattaya are at the moment:
1. GM Igor Rausis (LAT) 2516
2. IM Tejas Bakre (IND) 2471
2. IM Richard Polachek (BEL) 2424
3. IM Rahul Shetty (IND) 2384
4. IM C.S. Gokhale (IND) 2382...

We would love to see strong players from Autralia also. We can not promise
much special conditions for top players, but 3 first GMs to register will
get accommodation (room+breakfast) free.

Looking forward to meet you in Pattaya soon..!
Best Regards,
Kai Tuorila
Bangkok Chess Club

30/7 - 7/8/2003
Olomouc, Czech Republic. There will be several tournaments:

1) 3-4 groups of round-robin IM tournaments, category 3-4 FIDE (10-12
2) FIDE open - swiss, 9 rounds, 2 x 1,5h + 30s/move, 1st prize 10000 CZK
(Championship of the Czech Republic - open semifinals)
3) open seniors tournament from 60 years of age onwards
4) open tournament of youngsters up to 14 years of age

Details: http://www.proclient.cz/a64
- Jakub Fuksik
Agentura 64


Best wishes till next time
- Paul Broekhuyse
02 43824525
0408 824525