ACF Bulletin #236

September 29, 2003

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In this issue

* Johansen wins 2002 Australian Championships play-off
* Redcliffe Challenge
* GP scores
* Australian Teams Championships start
* Problems
* World News: European Club Championship
* Chess World Grand Prix 2003
* Upcoming tournaments

Johansen wins 2002 Australian Championships play-off

Queensland: Grandmaster Darryl Johansen (left) has won a record fifth Australian Chess Championship in a play-off held at the Gardiner Chess Centre on the Gold Coast.

Johansen, 44, defeated Nick Speck, 30, 2.5-0.5 in the best of four contest to capture the $1,200 winner's cheque, Johansen completing the match with a 15 minute final draw. There will not be a fourth game.

The new champion, who has represented Australia at eleven Chess Olympiads, said that his opponent appeared rusty and remarked on the incredible incident in the second game of the match when Speck used more than an hour on a single move - a record in Johansen's long tournament experience.

Johansen is a professional chess coach from Melbourne who became a Grandmaster in 1995 and has won more than 100 tournaments in his long chess career. His next international test will be in a Grandmaster Open tournament in Gibraltar in January 2004 and he will play for Australia at the 2004 Chess Olympics in Menorca, Spain, later in 2004.

Grandmaster Ian Rogers provided chess enthusiasts with in-depth analyses of the games, supplemented - when the play seemed to stall - with many amusing and insightful anecdotes.

Game 1

Melbourne Grandmaster Darryl Johansen scored an exciting victory over Nick Speck in the first game of their play-off match for the 2002 Australian Chess Championship on the Gold Coast on Tuesday.

Underdog Nick Speck was forfeited on time after failing to complete his 26th move in the required time. However, Johansen held an overwhelming position at the time.

"Obviously winning the first game in a four game match makes a big difference," said Johansen after the game. "I hoped Speck would be rusty and that seemed to be true as he spent a lot of his thinking time on the early moves."

Speck could only regret his missed opportunities in the first game. "I was winning a piece - I saw it, but wasn't thinking clearly."

Speck, Nick (2389) - Johansen, Darryl (2499)
Australian Championship Playoff 2003  (1)   Queensland     2003.09.23     0-1     B12

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 Bf5 4.Nc3 e6 5.g4 Bg6 6.Nge2 c5

A very sharp line that has featured in many Karpov (black) games
7.h4 h6 8.Be3 Nc6 9.dxc5 a6 10.h5 Nxe5

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Not 11.hxg6?? Nf3 mate!
11...Be4 12.Rh3 Nf6 13.Be2 Ned7 14.Nb3 Qc7 15.Nxe4 Nxe4 16.c4
Trying to open up the game
16...dxc4 17.Bxc4 Nexc5 18.Rc1 Nxb3 19.Bxb3 Qa5+ 20.Kf1 Rd8 21.Qc2 Be7 22.Bxe6!?
An interesting sac, but bit's not clear white gets enough for it.

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( 22.Qc7!? )
22...fxe6 23.Qg6+ Kf8 24.Qxe6 Nf6 25.g5 hxg5
( 25...hxg5 26.h6!? Rxh6 27.Rxh6 gxh6 28.Rc5!? Bxc5 29. Qxf6+ Ke8 30.Qe5+ Kd7 31.Bxc5 Kc8 32.Qe6+ doesn't seem good enough

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Game 2

Speck's fate appeared decided when he spent more than one hour thinking over his 14th move, leaving himself with only seconds to make many of his remaining moves. Eventually, fatigue and lack of thinking time cost Speck the game.

"I couldn't believe that my opponent could spend an hour over a single move and still get a playable position," said a relieved Johansen after the game. "In the end I guess I was a bit lucky to win." thinking time . . .

Johansen, Darryl - Speck, Nick
Australian Championship Playoff 2003  (2)   Queensland     2003     1-0

1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.d4 O-O 5.Bf4 d6 6.h3 Nbd7 7.e3 c6 8. Be2 Qc7?!

The internet kibitzers all thought this was asking for trouble
9.O-O e5 10.Bh2 Re8 11.Rc1 h6 12.b4 Nh7 13.Re1 Ndf8 14.c5
The pressure builds on the h2-b8 diagonal
Trying to get some kingside play
Johansen takes a straightforward path, but
( 15.Nxg5 hxg5 16.Ne4!? targetting both g5 and d6, also looks strong )
15...Qxd6 16.b5 Nxf3+ 17.Bxf3 Bd7 18.Qb3 Qe7 19.bxc6 bxc6 20.Bxe5 Bxe5 21. dxe5 Qxe5
White has an edge due to the weak c6 pawn
22.Ne4 Be6 23.Qc3 Qxc3 24.Rxc3 Kg7 25.Nd6 Red8 26.Rxc6 Bxa2 27.Ra6 Rab8 28.Nf5+!?
White's trading a knight for a bishop, and he takes the chance to ruin black's pawns
28...gxf5 29.Rxa2 Rd7 30.Ra5 Kf6 31.Rea1 Rb2 32.Rxa7 Rxa7 33.Rxa7 Rd2
After all the drama, black seems to have drawing chances in this ending
34.g3 Rd7 35.Ra5 Re7 36.Be2 Re5 37.Ra6+ Re6 38.Ra8 Ng6 39.Kf1 Rc6 40.f4 Rc1+ 41.Kf2 Rc6 42.Bd3 Ne7 43.Ra5 Rd6 44.Ke2 Rb6 45.Bc4 Rc6 46.Kd3 Rd6+ 47.Kc2 Kg7 48.Ra6 Rg6 49.Rxg6+ fxg6 50.Kc3 g5
trying to exchange as many pawns as possible ... and eventually sacrifice the knight for the last pawn
51.Kd4 gxf4 52.exf4 Kf6 53.Kc5 Ng6 54.Kd6 Nf8 55.Bd5 Nh7 56.Bb3 Ng5??
After a long struggle, Speck mistakenly thinks he sees a chance to trade off white's pawns. He doesn't even need to get rid of both pawns - Bishop + rook pawn would be a draw here, because the bishop is the wrong colour and can't stop Black occupying h8. Alas, Speck missed something. I can't see a win after simply

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( 56...Nf8 57.Bg8 Kg7 58.Bd5 Kf6 Maybe there is a win based on zugzang, but I can't see it. A tragedy for Speck )
57.fxg5+ Kxg5 58.Bd1! f4 59.h4+! Kf5 60.g4+! Ke4 61.Ke6! 1-0

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Redcliffe Challenge

Queensland: The 13th Redcliffe Challenge was held on September 27/28, a week earlier than usual to give players in the Australian Club Teams Championship a hit out before that tourney from 30/9 to 2/10 at Caloundra.

Unfortunately only 7 of the ACTC players entered but 2 of them took Prize money and one (Stephen Solomon) had a tournament he would like to forget, finishing out of the money after losses to Andrean Susilodinata (Indonesian junior player) and Raymond Song (NSW junior player).

Stephen will have a chance of revenge against Andrean at Caloundra where they are both Board 1 players for their respective teams.

Leading scores (out of 6):-
Andrean Susilodinata 5.5,
Victor Davidovici, Raymond Song and Derek Elkington 5.

5 Redcliffe club players picked up prizes in the rating classes:
Leo Wilkinson, Nathan Davidson, Mark Stokes, Andrew Davison and Kate Harry.

Best Regards - Norm Braybrooke

Cross Table

No Name                  Loc  Total  1    2    3    4    5    6  

1  SUSILODINATA, Andrean 2200 5.5   25:W  9:W  8:W  6:W  5:W  2:D
2  DAVIDOVICI, Victor    1778 5     33:W 10:W 16:D 15:W 13:W  1:D
3  SONG, Raymond         1694 5     27:W 23:W  7:D 16:D 25:W  6:W
4  ELKINGTON, Derek      1606 5     29:W 38:W  5:L 23:W 14:W  7:W
5  STEAD, Kerry          1889 4.5   26:W 22:W  4:W  7:D  1:L 15:W
6  SOLOMON, Stephen J    2379 4     18:W 21:W 30:W  1:L 16:W  3:L
7  ROUT, Ian C           1895 4     32:W 31:W  3:D  5:D 12:W  4:L
8  WILKINSON, Leo        1662 4     35:W 24:W  1:L 12:L 34:W 23:W
9  DAVIDSON, Nathan P    1589 4     39:W  1:L 32:D 17:W 22:W 13:D
10 RITCHIE, Jim          1553 4     36:W  2:L 27:W 14:L 28:W 29:W
11 STOKES, Mark C        1487 4     41:W 19:W 15:L 29:L 27:W 25:W
12 HVISTENDAHL, Robert   1476 4     48:L 37:W 34:W  8:W  7:L 19:W
13 LY, Moulthun          1451 4     42:W 15:D 19:W 30:W  2:L  9:D
14 FINKE, Kelvin         1296 4     19:L 41:W 31:W 10:W  4:L 21:W
15 BARNARD, Casey T      1655 3.5   45:W 13:D 11:W  2:L 29:W  5:L
16 EGAN, Bill            1598 3.5   37:W 48:W  2:D  3:D  6:L 18:D
17 DYER, Mike            1478 3.5   47:W 30:L  0:D  9:L 32:W 31:W
18 SONG, Angela          1437 3.5    6:L 46:W 29:L 41:W 30:W 16:D
19 MYERS, John           1775 3     14:W 11:L 13:L 32:W 24:W 12:L
20 RAMSAY, Peter         1597 3     38:L 29:L 48:W 35:L 43:W 39:W
21 TEKI, Elwyn           1594 3     46:W  6:L 26:W 25:L 33:W 14:L
22 MACLEOD, Keith        1555 3     40:W  5:L 33:W 24:D  9:L 26:D
23 FRASER, Wayne G       1460 3     44:W  3:L 28:W  4:L 35:W  8:L
24 SZABO, Michael        1439 3     28:W  8:L 45:W 22:D 19:L 30:D
25 ANDERSON, Daniel C    1433 3      1:L 39:W 38:W 21:W  3:L 11:L
26 BOOY, Peter           1396 3      5:L 40:W 21:L 38:W 31:D 22:D
27 CHUANG, Howard        1272 3      3:L 44:W 10:L 39:W 11:L 38:W
28 CALVERLEY, Andrew     1271 3     24:L 35:W 23:L 48:W 10:L 40:W
29 OLM-MILLIGAN, Dominic 1148 3      4:L 20:W 18:W 11:W 15:L 10:L
30 WELLER, Tony          1759 2.5   34:W 17:W  6:L 13:L 18:L 24:D
31 DAVISON, Wayne        1583 2.5   43:W  7:L 14:L 37:W 26:D 17:L
32 LONG, Sam             1401 2.5    7:L 43:W  9:D 19:L 17:L 41:W
33 POWELL, Doug G        1303 2.5    2:L 36:W 22:L 46:W 21:L 35:D
34 GRUNTE, Ted           1276 2.5   30:L 47:W 12:L 43:W  8:L 36:D
35 MULHOLLAND, Phillip   1226 2.5    8:L 28:L 40:W 20:W 23:L 33:D
36 DAVISON, Andrew       747  2.5   10:L 33:L 37:L  0:W 46:W 34:D
37 MAUL, Hans            1112 2     16:L 12:L 36:W 31:L 40:L 48:W
38 WAGNER, Luke          964  2     20:W  4:L 25:L 26:L 48:W 27:L
39 MCINTYRE, Brock       794  2      9:L 25:L 47:W 27:L 42:W 20:L
40 SOLOMON, Anthony      765  2     22:L 26:L 35:L 44:W 37:W 28:L
41 SUNARJANA, Damien     100  2     11:L 14:L  0:W 18:L 47:W 32:L
42 HARRY, Kate                2     13:L 45:L 43:L 47:W 39:L 46:W
43 LONG, David           771  1.5   31:L 32:L 42:W 34:L 20:L 44:D
44 SARAI, Karran         62   1.5   23:L 27:L 46:L 40:L  0:W 43:D
45 SULLIVAN, Ryan        1216 1     15:L 42:W 24:L  0:   0:   0: 
46 SULLIVAN, Tara        964  1     21:L 18:L 44:W 33:L 36:L 42:L
47 WILKINSON, Sam        90   1     17:L 34:L 39:L 42:L 41:L  0:W
48 STANLEY, Timothy      80   1     12:W 16:L 20:L 28:L 38:L 37:L

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GP Progress Scores

OPEN – Top 20
Place    Name    State    Rating   Total
1          Rogers, Ian        NSW    2581     93.5
2          Castor, David     NSW    1788     48.57
3          Solomon, Stephen         Qld       2344     44.46
4          Johansen, Darrel            Vic       2408     31
5          Lane, Gary W    NSW    2400     27.5
6          Stead, Kerry      NSW    1981     27
7          Cowley, Bob      SA        2088     21
8          Zaric, Srbo        SA        2201     21
9          Vagle, Ray        NSW    1800     20
10         Teichmann, Erik Vic       2291     19.5
11         Wallace, John-Paul        NSW    2485     19.5
12         Edwards, Jacob A          Qld       1851     18
13         Keuning, Anthony V       NSW    1517     17.25
14         Seberry, Ralph               2237     16.8
15         Sandler, Leonid  Vic       2345     16
16         Schultz-Pedersen, Jesper           OS       2160     16
17         Rej, Tomek        NSW    2067     15.57
18         Bourmistrov, Denis         Vic       2086     15
19         Tan, Justin        NSW    2108     14
20         Brown, Phillip    NSW    1537     14
UNDER 2000 - Top 15

Place    Name    State    Rating   Total
1          Castor, David     NSW    1788     58.75
2          Edwards, Jacob A          Qld       1851     32
3          Nemeth, John    Vic       1939     20
4          Muller, Henning NSW    1842     20
5          Oendy, Oscar    NSW    1917     20
6          Vagle, Ray        NSW    1800     20
7          Lovejoy, David    Qld       1778     20
8          Harp, Joel          NSW    1908     19.33
9          Lubarsky, Kostia            NSW    1644     19.33
10         Keuning, Anthony V       NSW    1517     18.75
11         Brown, Phillip    NSW    1537     17
12         Kildisas, Victor  Vic       1786     16.75
13         Van Renen, Mike           NSW    1932     16
14         Stead, Kerry      NSW    1981     16
15         Yu, Ronald        NSW    1774     16

UNDER 1600 – Top 15

Place    Name    State    Rating   Total
1          Hvistendahl, Robert        Qld       1505     34.05
2          Brown, Phillip    NSW    1537     33
3          Keuning, Anthony          NSW    1517     28.33
4          Losh, Gary        NSW    1395     26.5
5          Taylor, Stephen Vic       1350     24.4
6          Ferris, Shaun     Vic       1534     21.4
7          Ivkovic, Milutin               1440     19.5
8          Jurd, Sebastion NSW    1496     18.5
9          Fraser, Wayne   Qld       1426     17.6
10         Ikeda, Junta       ACT      1569     17.5
11         Tracey, Michael             NSW    1348     17.5
12         Skulte, Christopher        NSW    1458     17.5
13         Huynh, Arthur    NSW    1564     17.5
14         Keunig, Anthony            NSW    1550     17.5
15         Ross, Bill          NSW    1349     17.08

JUNIORS - Top 10

Place    Name    State    Rating   Total
1          Barnard, Casey  Qld       1669     34.9
2          Kimura, Toshi    Qld       1697     32.4
3          Rej, Tomek        NSW    2067     30.5
4          Wongwichit, Phachara    Qld       1782     30.4
5          Bourmistrov, Denis         Vic       2086     23.75
6          Varela, Peter     NSW    1717     21
7          Hvistendahl, Robert                    1439     19.9
8          Tan, Justin        NSW    2108     19.75
9          Frame, Zak                                19.5
10         Lubarsky, Kostia            NSW    1644     16

WOMEN - Top 10

Place    Name    State    Rating   Total
1          Huddleston, Heather       NSW    1522     33.5
2          Lee, Michelle     Vic       1693     33.2
3          Szuveges, narelle           Vic       1720     30.7
4          Soltysik, Adelaide          NSW    1121     25.5
5          Jule, Alexandra Qld       1114     24
6          Martin, Janice                            24
7          Hickman, Casey            Vic                   21
8          Rogers, Cathy   NSW    1652     20
9          Caoili, Arianne B                        2296     20


Place    Name    State    Rating   Total
1          Boardman, Jeffery          NSW                32
2          Kirshnei, Pedro NSW                32
3          Mitra, Druva       SA                    21
4          MacDonald, Chris          Qld                   20
5          Chaudhary, Shreyas       SA                    18

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Australian Clubs Teams Championships

Queensland: Everything is set for this inaugural event at Caloundra, 29 September to 3 October. All the players are looking forward to some excellent chess and a good social time. Which club will be the first to have its name inscribed on the trophy? Watch out and see.


Bullwinkle: David Smerdon; Jonathan Humphrey; Nik Stawski; Jacob Edwards; Jessica Disteldorf, Kieron Olm-Milligan, Karina Mowles, Michelle Mowles, Regina Grenfell and Michael Van Pelt.

St George: Ian and Cathy Rogers, Raymond and Angela Song, Ingela Eriksson, Charles Zworestine, Hani Malik and Alek Safarian

Gold Coast: Stephen Solomon, Kerry Corker, Matthew Sonter, Toshi Kimura, Phachara Wongwichit, Bernie Saavedra, Ingrid Thompson, Amy Evans, Alexandra Jule, Jessica Layton

Belconnen: Ian Rout, Gareth Oliver, Andrean Susilodinata, Shannon Oliver, Bill Egan, Tamzin Oliver, Aidan Lloyd, Jenni Oliver, Reserve Tony Oliver

UNSW: Justin Tan, Chee Yin Thaw, Ronald Yu, Michael Lip, Kerry Stead, Veronica Klimenko, Sylvia Shields, Heather Huddleston

Suncoast: Paul Summers, Terry Krause, Bob Goodwin, Derrick Jeffries, Finn Sorenson, Otto Mehltreter, Peter Hodgetts, Rebecca Bleney, Wendy Coghill, Tulia Powell

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P.F.Blake - Mate in 3

Solution next week

Last Week's Solution:

1.Nf3 (waiting) 

1 Kxf3 2.O-O 
1 N6 any 2.Nh4 
1 Other 2.Rg1  
Comments: Waiter with 3 variations. Key piece is sacrificed by conceding a flight-capture by the black king. When first published in Brisbane Sunday Mail about 1988, many regular solvers claimed "no solution", missing the castles mate line.

Contributions are most welcome to this section!

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World news

sourced from NetChessNews

The European Clubs Cup features many of the world's best players.

Lautier, Joel (2677)    --    Langner, Latislav (2403)
Euro Clubs Cup (MEN)  (1)   Rethymnon, Crete (GRE)
2003.09.28     1-0

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e5 4.Nc3 d6 5.e4 Be7 6.Nf3 Nbd7 7.Be2 h6 8.g3 !?

Already preparing for f4 or h4
Black strives to keep large stretches of the board blocked in this variation, and the pawn play can be subtle
9.h4 g4 10.Nh2 h5 11.Nf1
Heading for e3 and maybe f5
11...Nf8 12.a3 Ng6 13.Ne3 Bf8
Heading for h6 or g7. Neither side is in a great hurry to complete conventional development, partly because it's not clear yet where the pieces are best placed
14.b4 b6 15.Rb1 Bh6 16.bxc5 dxc5!
This gives white a passed pawn, but it gives black d6 for his knight and keeps the b-file closed
17.Bd3 Ne7 18.O-O Bd7 19.f4 Qc7 20.Bc2
Not yet fxe5 because ...Qxe5 eyes both g3 and c3
20...Qd6 21.fxe5 Qxe5 22.Qe1 O-O-O 23.Bb2!
All of a sudden black is in big trouble, with a deadly skewer on the a1-h8 diagonal. He tries a combination in response, but Lautier's seen further
23...Bxe3+?! 24.Qxe3 Nf5? 25.Rxf5! Bxf5 26.Nb5 Qe7 27.Qf4!

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Sikora-Lerch, Jan (2324)    --    Bacrot, Etienne (2625)
Euro Clubs Cup (MEN)  (1)   Rethymnon, Crete (GRE)
2003.09.28     1-0

1.d4 c5 2.d5 Nf6 3.c4 e6 4.Nc3 exd5 5.cxd5 d6 6.Nf3 g6 7.e4 Bg7 8.h3

An important move in this line, because it prevents ...Bg4 and ...Bxf3. The Nf3 is an important piece, sometimes shifting to c4 via d2 to pressure d6 and support an e5 thrust
8...O-O 9.Bd3 b6!?
Black often plays for ...b5 with an early ...a6, but white often responds a4-a5. This is a different idea, solving the problem of the c8 bishop by exchanging it
10.O-O Ba6!? 11.Re1 Bxd3 12.Qxd3 Nbd7 13.Bf4 Ne8 14.a4 a6 15.Rad1 f6!?
Black creates a stroing point at e5 at the expense of weakening his kingside and e6, and blocking in his nice Bg7
16.Rb1 Ne5 17.Bxe5!? dxe5!?
Opening d6 for the knight, and keeping ...f5 in reserve
White commences queenside operations
18...Nd6!? 19.bxc5 bxc5 20.Nd2! f5 21.Nc4 Nxc4 22.Qxc4 Qd6 23.a5!
Black's too slow on the kingside, while white has made real progress on the other wing
23...Rab8 24.Na4! fxe4 25.Rb6! Rxb6 26.axb6 e3!?
Black must get counterplay, and fast.
( 26...Qf6 is met by 27.Qxc5 )
27.Rxe3 e4!? 28.Qxe4
( 28.Qxc5? Qxc5 29.Nxc5 Bd4 )
28...Bd4 29.Qe6+!
The ending's good for white
29...Qxe6 30.Rxe6 Rxf2 31.Kh2 Rf7 32.h4 Rb7 33.Rc6 c4 34.d6 Rd7 35.g3 Be5 36.Rc8+ Kg7 37.Rc7

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Kasparov, Garry (2830)    --    Chuchelov, Vladimir (2608)
Euro Clubs Cup (MEN)  (1)   Rethymnon, Crete (GRE)
2003.09.28     1-0

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qc2

White strives to keep his queenside intact
4...c5 5.dxc5 O-O 6.a3 Bxc5 7.Nf3 b6 8.Bf4
The bishop aims menacingly at d6
Black hastens to get rid of the meddlesome, turbulent priest
9.Bg5 Be7 10.h4!
# Typical Kasparov: never a backward step. The unfortunate position of the Nh5 means that it is very hard to get rid of the Bg5. For example, ...h6 might be met by 11.e3!? hxg5 12.hxg5 g6 13.g4, regaining the piece

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WR :: WK WB :: WR

10...Bb7 11.O-O-O Nc6 12.e4 Nf6 13.e5 Ng4 14.Bf4 Rc8 15. Kb1 f5 16.exf6 Nxf6 17.Ng5 Qe8 18.Nb5!
Always active, Kasparov now looks towards d6
18...e5 19.Bd3!

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( 19...exf4 20.Bxh7+ Kh8 21.Bg6 Qd8 22.Ne6!? wins the queen, though ( 22.h5!? followed by h6 might be better - it's hard to see what black can do ) )
20.Be2 h6 21.Nd6! Bxd6 22.Bxd6 hxg5 23.hxg5 Nh7 24.Rxh7! Kxh7 25.Bxf8 Qxf8 26. Qxe4+ Kg8
( 26...g6 27.Rxd7+ +- )

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( 27.Qd5+ Qf7 ( 27...Kh7 28.Rh1+ Kg6 29.Bh5+ Kh7 30.Bf7# ) 28.Qxf7+ Kxf7 29.Rxd7+ Kg6 30.Rxb7 +- )

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Dear Paul,
Dear Paul,

Thank you for including my previous letter in the ACF
bulletin. I have noticed that you have fixed the Club
Bullwinkle link on the ACF links page. My gratitude to
you for this. I have, however, received some nasty
complaints about the removal of the Club Bullwinkle
link from the "Cool links" section. While it is true
that we are a club, and therefore should be listed as
such, I have had comments thrust at me such as "What's
with Pauly B, are we not cool enough for him!", and
"The Cool links are now so uncool - chess dudes
oughtta be crude, and Bullwinkle is RUDE. Yeah Yeah.
Bullwinkle is tha bomb." 

The point they make, I think, is that the Bullwinkle
website is much more than a Club site; rather, a site
containing literary and comedic material that every
self-respecting chess "dude" ought to see. What they
really want, it would seem, is a restoration of this
link in addition to its listing in the "Queensland"
section. Some are even pushing for wider links
placement throughout the ACF homepage. Of course, in
my role as the psuedo-secretary of the club, I
understand that this may not be feasible, or tenable.

And so "for a good laugh, try this link" no longer
exists, and some of my members have decided to give up
on chess and return to the dance floor.

Such is life
Best Regards,
The Club Secret-ary
Club Bullwinkle.  

PS: There's more to life than a stupid game of chess

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Upcoming local tournaments

Ryde-Eastwood Open
(Category 3 GP event, Guaranteed prize pool $2500)
October long Weekend
Saturday 4th, Sunday 5th & Monday 6th October 2003

Venue:  Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club
117 Ryedale Rd, West Ryde (1 minute from West Ryde Station)
Seven Rounds
Registration 12.00 Noon - 1.00 p.m 4th October.
Round Times
Saturday			Sunday		Monday 
Entries Close 1.00.p.m	Rd 3  10.30 a.m       Rd 6  10.30 a.m
Rd 1   1.30 p.m		Rd 4    2.30 p.m       Rd 7    2.30 p.m
Rd 2   5.30 p.m		Rd 5    6.30 p.m       Presentation 7.00 p.m
Entry Fees: Adult $70. 
Juniors U18 $50, U15 $40

All entries must be on official entry form (or copy)
Payment and entries accepted on the day 
Or pre register via phone or email before 30th September and save $10 (details below) 
All NSW resident players must be members of NSWCA or NSWJCL.
Time control is 90 minutes + 15 seconds per move from the start
1st   $800  *  2nd   $500  *  3rd   $200
U2000 1st  $200 * 2nd $100, U1800 1st  $200 * 2nd $100, U1600 1st  $200 * 2nd $100, 
U1400 1st  $200 * 2nd $100, 1st Junior $100, 

Players are eligible for only 1 prize.
Please make all cheques payable to NSW Chess Association.
Mail must be sent by the 30th September 2003
to GPO Box 2418 Sydney 2001.

Pre registration - pay on the day
Phone Enquiries: 9533 1759     Email:

New South Wales Chess Association Inc.
G.P.O BOX 2418
Berger Cup 2003
Monday October 13th- Monday December 8th
Hakoah Club, 61 Hall Street Bondi, NSW 2026
9 round Swiss on consecutive Monday evenings, starting 7.30pm Entries close 7.15pm

1st $400.00 
2nd $250.00 
3rd $100.00 
UNDER 1750
1st $250.00
2nd $150.00 
3rd $100.00
Those prizes as well as any others rely upon of minimum of 50 entries.

40/90 minutes, then 30 minutes to finish the game.
$30 Hakoah Chess Club Members
(Hakoah Chess Club Membership is $30 for a year) 
$40 Non-Members.
$20 Juniors (U/18) 

Enquiries: Joel Harp 0412352196 
Vladimir Feldman - DOP : - 0414798503
Victorian Country Championships
Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th October, 2003
La Trobe University, Bendigo,
Osborne Street Campus, Burnett Lounge.

Saturday 4th Round 1 -  9.00 am
             Round 2 -  1:00 pm
             Round 3 -  4:00 pm
Sunday 5th   Round 4 -  9:00 am
             Round 5 - 12:30 pm
             Round 6 -  3:30 pm

The Country Victorian Lightning Championship will be held at
8:00 pm, on Saturday 4th October.

A separate Junior Tournament will take place on Saturday Only.

Rate of Play:
Each player will be given 45 minutes on their clocks,
with a 30 second increment for each move.

Entry Fees:
Adults $35; Concession $25, Junior $10.
(Lightning) Adults $10; Concession $7; Junior $3.

The Victorian Country Chess Championship is restricted solely to players
who reside in Victoria, and whose main place of residence is outside of
a 50km radius of the Melbourne GPO.

Please send your entries to Bendigo Chess Club, PO Box 983, Bendigo Vic
For more information, please contact Maxwell Mollard (03)5444 7438 (bh) or
(03) 5442 5647 (ah), or via email: .
Entries will be accepted on the day

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Chess World Grand Prix

Co-ordinator:  ChessWorld/David Cordover
0411 877 833


Ryde-Eastwood weekender
Category 3
October 4-6
Phone Enquiries: 9533 1759 (Paul Sike)
Email: (Peter Cassetari)

Tuggeranong Vikings chess weekender
December 6-7
Tuggeranong Valley Rugby Union and  Amateur Sports Club  
Michael Whitely - 02 62929937
John Peterson 62965135


Tweed Open
Category  3
Oct 4-5
Contact Audie Pennefather
07 55369185
Tweed Heads Civic Centre. cr. Wharfe St and Brett St Tweed Heads.
$2500 total prizes, 1st $750

Ryde-Eastwood weekender
Category 3
October 4-6
Phone Enquiries: 9533 1759 (Paul Sike)
Email: (Peter Cassetari)

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

November weekender
Category  1
Nov 1-2
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
Phone Enquiries: 9533 1759 (Paul Sike)
Email: (Peter Cassetari)

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

Dear chessfriends,
Let me inform you about possibility still to register without additional 
charge for 3rd international chess tournament OPEN ZNOJMO 2003 
(the Czech Republic) whose results will be rated for ELO FIDE. At present 
more than 40 players from 13 countries of 4 continents are registered. 
The tournament is open for all applicants. More detailed information 
should be found at the address . 
 With best regards
Dr. Jan Mazuch

Dr. Jan Mazuch, Director of CZECH OPEN 2003 -
CZECH OPEN - International Festival of Chess, Bridge and Games -
CZECH TOUR - International Chess Tournaments Series -
International Chess Calender - 
Sachovy kalendar turnaju v CR a SR -
Dear chessfriends,
We take the liberty of sending you regulations of 4th International Chess 
Tournament OPEN LIBEREC 2003 which will take place 25.10.-1.11. 2003 
in Liberec town (Jizerske mountains in the Czech Republic). This 
tournament is a part of series CZECH TOUR 2003 / 2004.
With best regards
Dr. Jan Mazuch

Dr. Jan Mazuch, Director of CZECH OPEN 2003 -
CZECH OPEN - International Festival of Chess, Bridge and Games -
CZECH TOUR - International Chess Tournaments Series -
International Chess Calender - 
Sachovy kalendar turnaju v CR a SR -

1) Friendship chess tournament (11.-19.11.2003, Cartak - Czech Rep.)
A - round-robin grandmaster tournament with possible fulfilling IGM and IM
B - round-robin master tournament with possible fulfilling IM norms
C - FIDE open of youth (born 1985 and younger)
Other info -

2) OPEN LILIE LITOMYSL 2003 (26.12.2003-1.1.2004, Litomysl - Czech Rep.)
5th christmas chess tournament, FIDE open 9 rounds, rate 2 x 1,5h +
prize fund 60.000 CZK (1st prize 20.000 CZK - cca. 650 EUR).
Other info -

Please tell your friends and chessmates around you about these events!

Thank you for your time,

Jakub Fuksik
Agentura 64


IV. GOLD CUP  WGM Tournament  Szombathely, 22. March-1. April 2004  
The aim of the tournament: To reach WGM, WIM norms Organizers of 
the tournament:  Gold Bt. Zrínyi Ilona STSE Szombathelyi Sportigazgatóság  
Place of the tournament: Park Hotel Pelikán****: Szombathely, Deák str. 3/5.  
The system of the tournament: Round robin tournament according to the 
FIDE rules  The limits: 90 minutes + 30 seconds/move  Arbiter: 
Györkös Lajos FIDE-arbiter  Prizes: trophies, presents and diplomas  
Entry fee:   -2100 175 EURO 2101-2200 150 EURO 2201-2300 125 
EURO 2301- 100 EURO   Accomodation: Youth hostel(rooms with bathroom 
and toilet): 12 EURO/person/day Private room: 15 EURO/person/day  
Meals: Dinner and supper is available for 10 EURO/person/day    
Schedule: 22. March10:00-14:00Arrival, registration 14:00-14:20
Technical meeting 14:20-14:30Opening ceremony 14:30- 1. round 23-31. 
March15:00- 2.-10. round  1. April9:00- 11. round  15:00- Closing ceremony   
Information:  KORPICS Zsolt H-9700 Szombathely, Rohonci 13. +(36)-30/951-0063  PERGEL László H-9700 Szombathely, 
Tátra 2. +(36)-30/530-4904    Szombathely, 10th of August 2003.
The organizers


Seniors' World Championship
Bad Zwischenahn, Germany
16-29 November 2003.

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