ACF Bulletin #237

October 6, 2003

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In this issue

* UNSW wins Australian Clubs Teams Championships
* Chess as Sport in Parliament
* NSW Championship update
* Box Hill Open update
* Laurieton One-Day Open
* Chess Coach Training Course
* Problems
* World News: European Club Champs, Monarch Assurance
* Letters
* Chess World Grand Prix 2003
* Upcoming tournaments

UNSW wins Aust Clubs Teams Champs

Queensland: The University of NSW team have won the inaugural Australian Clubs Teams Championships by one point from St George (Sydney) after a fiercely fought competition. The team comprising Kerry Stead (capt), Ronald Yu, Justin Tan, Chee Yin Thaw, Michael Lip, Heather Huddleston, Sylvia Shields and Jessica Kinder (a last-minute ring-in from the Gold Coast) was a mixture of students from various Sydney universities and a couple of schools.

At the presentations it was light-heartedly suggested to the UNSW team that a change of name might be appropriate, since they obviously have an identity crisis. The revised name of "More than a team" was treated with some derision by the MC and by the somewhat boisterous crowd at the presentation. A naming competition is now under way for this unique "bunch". The Varsity Virgins was one suggestion - do any others spring to mind?

Each team captain seemed to be pleased with their team’s score, except for Kerry Stead, who, with no hint of a smile, indicated that whilst he was happy with his own 5/5 score, he was very unhappy with his team who could only manage 30/40 against his target of 40/40!!!

Notwithstanding the aforesaid hilarity, all the teams took the competition very seriously, and, judging by the feedback to date, can’t wait to get back and have another go next year. St George finished very strongly and almost caught up on the post, but never quite got over a second round 5-3 loss to UNSW.

It was good to have Australia’s number-one player, GM Ian Rogers, playing. He was in superb form and set a fine example to all players. Socially, all the teams seemed to get on very well with one another, and new friendships were made. The rule that all teams must include at least three females worked very well in ensuring that the event was a success

Final scores:
30.0 UNSW

Board prizes
1 Ian Rogers 5
2 Justin Tan 4.5
3 Andrean Susilodinata 4.5
4 Michael Lip 4 (On countback from Jacob Edwards)
5 Kerry Stead 5
6 Heather Huddleston 4 (On countback from Charles Zworestine)
7 Sylvia Shields 4.5
8 Jessica Kinder 2.5
9 Aidan Lloyd 4.5

Full scores on the ACF website

- Graeme Gardiner


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

Here are a couple of annotated games from Ian Rogers' newspaper columns:

Caloundra 2003
White: I.Rogers
Black: D.Smerdon
Opening: French Defence

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Bb4!? 5.e5 h6 6.Bd2 Bxc3 7.bxc3 Ne4 8.Qg4
g6 9.Bd3 Nxd2 10.Kxd2 c5 11.h4!? Nc6 12.Nf3 cxd4!?

The immediate 12...Qa5 is more usual, although then White can try

13.cxd4 Qa5+ 14.c3 b6 15.Qf4?!

The start of a bad plan. 15.Rhc1 was stronger.

15...Ba6 16.Qf6? Rg8 17.Bxa6 Qxa6 18.Rhc1 Na5 19.Ke1 Nc4 20.Rab1

A necessary pawn sacrifice. 20...Nb2 was threatened and on 20.Rc2 Na3
leaves the more important c pawn in trouble.

20...Qxa2 21.Kf1 Na3?!

Not content with 21...Nd2! 22.Nxd2 Qxd2 when White has only marginal
compensation for the pawn, Black seeks to add the c pawn to his collection.
However he is in for a rude shock.

22.Ra1 Qb3 23.Kg1 Rc8? (Diagram) 

24.c4!! The move Black was sure he had prevented. Black can capture the pawn in four ways but all lose, e.g. 24...Nxc4 25. Rxa7 or 24...dxc4 25.d5! exd5 26.e6! or 24...Rxc4 25.Nd2! Qb2 25.Nxc4 dxc4 26.d5! cxd5 27.Qc6+ and the knight on a3 falls. Black finds the best defence but is hit by a new sacrifice. 24...Qb2! 25.Rcb1!!

25...Qc3 If 24...Nxb1 25.Rxa7 mates. 26.cxd5 Nxb1 27.Rxa7 Rc7 28.Ra8+ Rc8 29.dxe6! 29.d6 Kd7! was far less clear. Now Black must return his extra rook to avoid mate, leaving White with an easily winning endgame. #29...Qc1+ 30.Kh2 Rf8 31.exf7+ Rxf7 32.Qe6+ Kd8 33.Rxc8+ Qxc8 34.Qxf7 Qf5 35.Qd5+ Ke8 36.Qc6+ Kf7 37.Qb7+ Ke8 38.Qxb6 Qf4+ 39.Kh3 Qf5+ 40.Kg3 g5 41.hxg5 hxg5 42.Qf6 1-0 xxx Caloundra 2003 White: I.Eriksson (St George) Black: J.Tan (Unis of NSW) Opening: French Defence 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 exd5 4.c4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Be7 6.Bg5 Nbd7 7.Nf3 0-0 8.Bd3 dxc4 9.Bxc4 Nb6 10.Bb3 Nfd5 11.Bd2 Bf5?! This bishop is generally better placed on g4 or e6. 12.0-0 c6 13.Re1 Bf6 14.Ne4! Bxe4 15.Rxe4 Qd6 16.Nh4?! The start of an over-optimistic attack. After the more sober 16.Qe2 White would be well on top. 16...Rae8 17.Rg4? (Diagram)

17...h5!! 18.Nf5 Qe6!? The safe choice. After 18...Qd7 19.Rxg7+! Bxg7 20.Qxh5 White has an annoying attack, e.g. 20...Re6 21.Bxd5! cxd5 (21...Nxd5 22.Nxg7 Kxg7 23.Qg4+ is only a draw.) 22.Qg5 f6 23.Qg6 and Black is not yet out of the woods. 19.Nh6+? Only the humble 19.Rf4 keeps White afloat. 19...Kh8 20.Rg3 h4! Now, since 21.Qh5 hxg3 leaves White without a reasonable discovered check, White must lose a piece for insufficient compensation 21.Rh3 gxh6 22.Bxh6 Rg8 23.Bd2 Hoping for 23...Qxh3?? 24.Qh5+. 23...Qg4 24.Qf3 Qxf3 25.Rxf3 Rg4 26.Ba5 Kg7 0-1

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The view from Club Bullwinkle ...

Caloundra Vice: (As Recollected by Club Bullwinkle's Vice Captain)

Monday 29th September
Slow Jam
The day of assembly, when Club Bullwinkle's magnificent Team Not Only But Also was to make its collective way to Caloundra, and meet up in one of the resort's ten swimming pools, or on its private beach, or in our five-star luxury villa... Only, the Rydges didn't have any of these things, because it wasn't where Regina stayed last year, and she was actually feeding us false attributions from the Coolum Hyatt. (Not that we really needed ten swimming pools & conference facilities, unless the team felt some perverse desire to go swimming separately, and then meet up later for an official report.) Recriminations & evaluations of the Rydges proved in any case to be quite moot, for the Scottish Rugby Union team had made a belated mass-booking, and we'd been shafted over to a different resort entirely, much to our disgruntlement. (The Scottish can't even play rugby!) Thus, we left Nik at the captains' meeting, and trudged forlornly off to the 'Windward Passage' - surely the ****-end of the coast? - to check out our accommodation. The Manager gave us a garage key, but neglected to hand over the electronic door-opener, and so we spent five very frustrating minutes trying to break it down by brute force, before returning to reception and snarling our sour acknowledgement of the smug *******'s humorous take on the situation. Thankfully, Dave & Jon had arrived early in the afternoon, and thus had been able to work out from first principles the remarkable key system that guarded the resort from incursion by all but the most persistent of its guests. Club Bullwinkle's units - 12 and 'lucky' 13 - were adjoining only in a numerical sense, and were actually located on separate floors. This presented something of a problem for team 'togetherness' - especially given that the lift would only take you to the floor of your room (as indicated by your key) - and it took until Karina's brainwave on Wednesday for us to find a sensible solution to the dilemma. These minor issues aside, the units proved perfect for our needs, and indeed provided an excellent launching pad for our assault on all things vice-driven. Once Nik returned from the captains' meeting, we put our pre-tournament drinking on hold, and gaggled off down the road in search of food. Conversations will not be recounted.

Tuesday 30th September
A day of playing in the 'Pelican Room' of a nearby RSL, the Rydges function room having been commandeered by the Scottish Rugby Union team for their booze-up. Club Bullwinkle put in a lamentable performance against St George, losing 1˝ -6˝ and in fact coming perilously close to scoring a perfect doughnut. The only 'positives' to take from the match were that I made my young opponent cry, and that Jonathan blundered away his highly-treasured record of never having lost to a woman (and hence could be paid out on mercilessly). Round Two saw us draw 4-4 against the Gold Coast, with whom we'd split the Queensland Interclub title earlier this year. We probably should have done better on this particular occasion, but nobody really cared. More important by far was to congregate in lucky unit 13 (quick stop at the bottle-shop), where Nik was cooking up some pasta extraordinaire, and the team was drinking its way into a preparatory state of relaxation. Alcohol bottles were knocked over & dropped, massage oils were produced & used, and the evening culminated in a highly ambitious undertaking to see how many people could be crammed into the ensuite spa. Indecent photographs will not be published.

Wednesday 1st October
The rest day proving somewhat overcast, our morning trip to the beach was put aside in favour of much-needed sleep. As lunchtime approached, we wandered over to the Rydges spa - which proved the perfect medium for flaunting the much-admired Club Bullwinkle physique - and then drove off in search of fish and chips. Although much of the team was in denial, it was eventually conceded that we had to play a match in the afternoon, and so we took on 'Team Oliver' of Belconnen (having cunningly decided to rest our ex-Canberra duo of Michael & Jess). I think we won this match 5˝-2˝, but the entire tournament is something of a blur, to be honest. I do remember that we went out to dinner at a steak place with three different menus, that ribs, fungus, veal & baby octopus were consumed, and that our frantic efforts to find an open bottle-shop were rewarded just before ten o'clock. David & Regina played some slightly inebriated handicap lightning at one stage - as evidenced by Regina's taking her own Bishop with her own Knight, only to retract the move and take it with Dave's Knight instead - but broke the clock & had to stop. The music of Delta was probably playing. It usually was.

Thursday 2nd October
Brighter Side
The day when 'exhaustion' became the official criteria for selecting our team, and our opposition faced Not Only the raw talent of Club Bullwinkle But Also its raw nerves, bloodshot eyes & sheer belligerence at having to be awake so early. An 8-0 win over the Suncoast left us comfortably anchored in the harbour of third place, and so the last round match against 'Universities' was used as a medium for lethargic expressions of, "Whoops, yes, there was that, wasn't there?" A 3-5 loss resulted, and we immediately began paying tribute to our own mediocrity. The prize-giving dinner proved an excellent forum for speech-making, and the official Club Bullwinkle celebratory function extended well into the early hours. (Apologies to anyone who may have been offended by the ill-fated alcohol run, the heated discussion on the economic workings of 'Jonathan World', or Nik's infamous 'Cat in the Freezer' story...) I've never ever been associated with such debauchery.

Friday 3rd October
Sheep Go To Heaven
The day when I belatedly noticed that the 'Windward Passage' units are built around a lonely palm tree, which has been locked away in solitary confinement like some mass-murdering psychopath. In other noteworthy instances of observation, a clean-up of lucky unit 13 uncovered 64˝ empty bottles of alcohol - more liquor than squares on a chessboard - and one carton of eggnog. Club Bullwinkle dispersed in manner similar to its arrival, and it now seems commonly accepted that goats go to hell.

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Chess as Sport: Notice of Motion

Parliament: Queensland politician Margaret May has prepared a Notice of Motion that will be submitted to the Clerks of the House next week in Canberra. Hopefully then the selection committee will put it on the notice paper for debate in the next couple of weeks.

MRS MARGARET MAY : "I give notice that on the next day of sitting I shall move
That this House:
recognises the important significance of the opening of the first purpose built, state of the art, chess centre in Australia;
recognises that the game of chess is one of the most powerful educational tools available to develop and strengthen a child’s brain and cognitive capacity;
recognises that Australian schools are embracing chess as a sport that complements a student’s education;
recognises the tourism potential and export industry benefits that hosting a chess Olympiad would bring to Australia; and
calls on the Australian Sports Commission to recognise chess as a sport in line with the International Olympic Committee’s recognition of chess as a sport in 1999."

Margaret May says public comments in favour of chess being recognised as a sport would be helpful once the debate in parliament has been held.

- Thanks to Graeme Gardiner for the info.

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NSW Championship update

Four share the lead with 4 points after five rounds.
Leading scores after round 5:
4.0 G.Xie, R.Seberry, G.Canfell, G.Charles
3.0 R.Capilitan, M.Nanavati, E.Agulto

Yu, Ronald - Canfell, Greg 1.f4 e5 2.fxe5 d6 3.exd6 Bxd6 4.Nf3 g5 5.d4?! g4 6.Ne5 Bxe5 7.dxe5 Qxd1+ 8.Kxd1 Nc6 9.Bf4 Nge7 10.e3 Bf5 11.Nd2 0-0-0 12.Kc1 Ng6 13.Bg5 Rde8! 14.Bf6 Rhg8 15.Bd3 Bxd3 16.cxd3 Ngxe5 17.Bxe5 Rxe5 18.Nc4 Rf5 19.Kc2 Rf2+ 20.Kc3 b5 21.Nd2 b4+ 22.Kc2 Re8 23.Raf1 Rxg2 24.e4 Ne5! 25.Rfg1 Rxg1 26.Rxg1 Rd8 27.Rg3 h5 28.Nb3 h4 29.Re3 Rxd3!!

30.Rxd3 Nxd3 31.Nd4 g3 32.hxg3 h3 0-1

Info from Peter Parr.

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Box Hill Open update

Victoria: Bulletin: Round 4 - Trevor Stanning

We started the evening sans Gerrit Hartland (who is overseas), and Phillip O’Connor (who is interstate), but looked after by arbiter Frank Meerbach. The 5th seed had called in sick on Thursday and requested to be withdrawn from the 4th round. This was approved and caused a slight recast of the pairings that had been posted on the ACF Bulletin Board.

The board 2 game had been played on the previous Tuesday, but the manager-of-the-night, me, did not notice until games started at 7.45pm; there was an obvious lack of players right next door to the premium game for the evening. Two late arrivals in B division were diverted to play on board 2 and proceeded to play at a quality above themselves until a surprise mate on h7 brought Sean Devoy back to earth.

On board 7 Michelle Lee seemed to be distracted in her game against Peter Frost. Peter got a threatening pawn to d6 but subsequently lost. I for one will be looking at the game when posted on our web-site to see how Michelle won this one.

John Nemeth quickly accounted for David Flude and the analysis afterwards took longer than the game. The first minor upset occurred as Narelle Szuveges took a full point from Nur Yachou after Nur seemd to be dominating the position without an actual material advantage. Geoff Hilliard talked Shane Lawson out of a full point, and Keith Jenkins found Reubban Muthusamy to be a major threat to Keith’s healthy rating. George Umber won a pawn from Kingsley Feng, but lacked wherewithall to take the full point. Alan Elliott found that faulty petrol gauges, new cars, and the Freeway are one combination that can make you late; result, LOF.

Richard Martin took maximum rating points from Grayson O’Connor and Rob McCulloch continued his good run; this time against Peter Braham. Another maximum ratings points transfer occurred as Farn-Ling Khung went 1-0 against Fred Tischman, as did Melford Long against Vladimir Zacharczenko. New junior Andrew Snooks snook up to win over Anthony Petrou.

Results from the top 10 boards were
A Pecori 0-1 M Lojanica
Z Lojanica 0-1 Tuan Le
D Bourmistrov 1-0 M Rothlisberger
D Flude 0-1 J Nemeth
M Raine 1-0 D van Dijk
S Sharman 0-1 D Dragicevic
P Frost 0-1 M Lee
N Szuveges 1-0 N Yachou
H Liston 1-0 R Exner
S Lawson 0-1 G Hilliard

After 4 rounds in A Division the leader is M Lojanica 4/4 from Tuan Le and Denis Bourmistrov on 3.5/4. In B Division, R Muthusamy leads with 4/4 from J Wan, R Martin, and R McCulloch on 3.5/4.

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Laurieton 'One Day Open' Chess

Queensland: Congrats to Peter for First equal in Laurieton 'One Day Open' Chess. 20 Players had a pleasant enjoyable day in Laurieton Services Club. And a good experience for younger players in tournament chess.

Final results:
1= Peter Vidler, Milorad Lukic 6/7
3. Michael Weltner 5,
4= Endel Lane, George Lithgow, Matthew Northover, Shane Northover, Leslie wells, Robert Fajks, Brooke Hazelgrove
11= Bruce Parr, Jack Hazelgrove
13= Joshua Brown, Kate Lalor, Jade Lee, Richard Wells 3
17. Thomas Fajks 2,5
18= Elischa Brown, Luke Dalton 1.5
20. Kirsty Dalton 0.5

Next:- Taree 'One Day Open' on Sunday 26th October, Laurieton November Open Grand Prix on Saturday & Sunday 1 & 2 November, Taree 'Spring Open Grand Prix' Saturday & Sunday 15 & 16 November, Laurieton 'Christmas Chess' Sunday 14th December. Contact - or 6559 9060.

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Chess Coach Training

Course offered: A training course for Chess Coaches in Asia is being offered, featuring lectures by GM Adrian Mikhalchishin and FIDE vice-president Igantius Leong. The seven-day course will be held in Singapore and costs $US500.


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Mate in 2 - Andy Sag

Solution next week

Last Week's Solution:

P.F.Blake - Mate in 3

Solution: 1.Qc4 (Threat 2.Qf1+ Kxe4 3.Nhf6)
1...dc 2.Rxd4 any 3.Ng7
1....Qa6 2.Rxe3 (Threat 3.Nh6)
	2...Kxg4 3.Qxc8 3.Ng7
1...Kxe4 2.Bg6+ Kf3 3.Ne5 or Nh2 2.Qf7+ Kxg4 3.Bd7
1...e2 2.Nh6+ Kxe4 3.Qxe2

Comments: This problem by the great English composer P.F. Blake won first 
prize for 3 movers in the 1910 German Chess Association competition. Threat 
and 5 variations with a few neat model mates. The key sacrificing the queen 
and the quiet lines after 1.dc and 1.Qa6 make this one very hard to solve. - Andy Sag.

Contributions are most welcome to this section!

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World news

sourced from NetChessNews

Agdestein, Lputian win Monarch Assurance

Isle of Man: There was some drama early in this tournament, when GM Nigel Short. Apparently he objected to the tournament being played according to British Accelerated Swiss Rules, which allow re-pairing of opponents if someone doesn't turn up for a game. Short had tried to claim a win by forfeit in the first round, and was not aware that the re-pairing rules applied.

Leading final scores after 9 rounds:
7.0 Agdestein, Lputian
6.5 Sulskis, Iordachescu, Korneev, Psakhis, Fridman
6.0 Mikhalevski, Hebden, Kuzmin, Davies, Del Rio Angelis, Moreno Carnero, Motwani, Arkell, Pert, Halkias, Epishin

Official site   View Games and PGN

NAO wins Euro Clubs Cup

Crete: The French NAO Chess Club team (Grischuk, Svidler, Adams, Lautler, Vallejo Pons, Bacrot, Fressinet and Nataf) has won this prestigious event, after Kasparov's Ladia-Kazan (Rublevsky, Smirin, Bologan, Kharlov, Timofeev and Galliamova) was beaten by second-placed Polonia Plus GSM (Ivanchuk, Gelfrand, Macieja, Markowski, Krasenkow, Kempinski) in the final round.

Many of the world's best players - Kasparov, Grischuk, Svidler, Adams, Shirov, Bareev, Sokolov, Ivanchuk, Gelfand, Morozevich, Khalifman, Sakaev, Lautier, Vallejo Pons, Bacrot, Fressinet, Dreev, Malakhov, Onischuk, Korchnoi, Rublevsky, Smirin, Bologan - took part.

Leading Final Scores, 7 rounds:
1. NAO Chess Club (FRA) 13 team points, 30 individual points
2. Polonia Plus GSM (POL) 12 (30˝)
3. Norilsk Nikel (RUS) 12 (30)
4. Kiseljak (BIH) 12 (29)

Official site   View Men's Games and PGN   View Women's Games and PGN

Kasparov had set a cracking pace early in the event, scoring 4/4, while 
Morozevich and Yemelin were on 4.5/5. Kasparov then blundered and 
suffered a rare loss to Israeli GM Huzman. 

[Event "ECC"]
[Site "Rethymnon GRE"]
[Date "2003.10.03"]
[Round "6"]
[White "Huzman,A"]
[Black "Kasparov,G"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2574"]
[BlackElo "2830"]
[EventDate "2003.09.28"]
[ECO "D45"]
[JsCom "startply=41"]
1. Nf3 d5 2. d4 Nf6 3. c4 c6 4. Nc3 e6 5. e3 a6 6. b3 Bb4 7. Bd2 O-O 8. Bd3
Nbd7 9. Qc2 Bd6 10. Ne2 c5 11. O-O b6 12. cxd5 exd5 13. Ng3 Bb7 14. Nf5 Bc7
15. dxc5 bxc5 16. b4 c4 17. Be2 Ne4 18. Bc3 Nxc3 19. Qxc3 Nf6 20. Rfd1 Bc8??
21. Rxd5!!

Qe8 {21...Nxd5 22. Qxg7# 21...Qxd5 22.Ne7+} 22. Bxc4 1-0

Ivanchuk was in good form, reeling off a queen sacrifice to beat
Bareev in this game.

[Event "ECC"]
[Site "Rethymnon GRE"]
[Date "2003.10.03"]
[Round "6"]
[White "Bareev,E"]
[Black "Ivanchuk,V"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo "2721"]
[BlackElo "2710"]
[EventDate "2003.09.28"]
[ECO "E39"]
[JsCom "startply="]
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 c5 5. dxc5 O-O 6. a3 Bxc5 7. Nf3 b6 8.
Bf4 Bb7 9. Rd1 Nc6 10. e4 Ne7 11. h3 Ng6 12. Bh2 Nh5 13. Qd2 Nf6 14. Qc2
Nh5 15. Qd2 Nf6 16. b4 Be7 17. Bd3 a5 18. Qb2 Nh5 19. O-O Nhf4 20. Rfe1
axb4 21. axb4 f5 22. Nd4 Nxd3 23. Rxd3 Qc8 24. Ndb5 fxe4 25. Nd6

26. Nxc8 Raxc8 27. Qd2 Bxb4 28. Qxd3 Nh4 29. Rb1 Bxc3 30. Qxc3 Bxg2 31. Bg3 Be4
32. Rxb6 Rxc4!!

33. Qa3 {If the queen captures, ...Nf3+ will win it} Nf3+ 34. Kf1 Nd2+ 
35. Kg1 Rcc8 36. Rb4 h5 37. h4 Rf3
38. Qb2 Rc2 39. Rb8+ Kh7 40. Qb5 Rc1+ 41. Kh2 Rf5 0-1

In this match-up, the strong young Russian gives an object lesson in
exploiting his opponent's bad bishop. Note how Malakhov strives 
relentlessly to weaken Black's dark squares.

[Event "ECC"]
[Site "Rethymnon GRE"]
[Date "2003.09.28"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Malakhov, V"]
[Black "Jelling, E"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2696"]
[BlackElo "2400"]
[ECO "D10"]
[EventDate "2003.09.28"]

1.c4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e3 a6 5.Qc2 g6 6.Bd3 Bg7 7.Nf3 O-O 8.O-O e6 9.e4 
dxe4 10.Nxe4 Nxe4 11.Bxe4 Nd7 
    ( 11...Bxd4 12.Nxd4 Qxd4 13.Be3 Qf6 14.Bc5 Rd8 )
12.Bf4 Nf6 13.Be5!? 

Nxe4 14.Bxg7 Kxg7 15.Qxe4 
    {Black will struggle to activate his bishop}
15...f6 16.Qe3 Bd7 17.Nd2 Qc7 18.c5! 
    {Now the knight might get to d6 via c4. This formation - with a 
backward d4 pawn - seems increasingly common: Black cannot put 
much pressure on the pawn }
18...Rad8 19.Nc4 Bc8 20.Rad1 Rd5 21.Rd2 Rdd8 22.f4 Qe7 23.g4 Qc7 24.g5! 

{Further weakening black's dark squares}
24...Rd5 25.h4 Qe7 26.Qe4 Qc7 27.Ne3 Rdd8

f5 29.Qe5+ Qxe5 30.Nxe5 
    {White now completely dominates}
30...Rh8 31.Rff2 h6 32.Rg2 hxg5 33.Rxg5 Rxh4 34.Rxg6+ Kh7 35.Rg5 Rg8 36.Rxg8 
Kxg8 37.Rg2+ Kh7 38.Rh2 
    {The ending is lost because black can only liberate 
     his bishop by marching his king across
     to e7, and then the white king invades on the kingside}
    ( 38.Rh2 Rxh2 39.Kxh2 Kg7 40.Kg3 Kf6 41.Kh4 Ke7 42.Kg5 Bd7 43.Nxd7 Kxd7 44.Kf6 a5 45.b3 +- )

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Dear Paul,
I am looking for copies of the magazine Purdy published before "Chess
World ", called the "Australasian Chess Review". I have about 1/3 of the 
magazines, 4 complete volumes and a few nearly complete. From the early 
years ( before 1933 ) almost everything is missing. I would appreciate it if 
anybody could help me complete my collection of  "Australasian Chess Review" 
Yours sincerely, 
IM Gerard Welling,

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Upcoming local tournaments

City of Fremantle Championship
Fremantle Chess Club
Stan Reilly Centre, 94 South Terrace, Fremantle
7 Round Swiss
Tuesday, Oct. 14  -  Tuesday, Nov. 25.
Start: 7.30pm
60 minutes per player, plus 30 seconds per move from move 1.
Fees: Players may elect to pay either $25.00 or $12.50. Players paying
$12.50 shall be eligible for 50% x published prize amounts.
Prizes: 1st. 40% x prize pool 
2nd. 25% x prize pool 
3rd. 15% x prize pool 
U1750 15% x prize pool

Entries: Please phone Denis McMahon on 9418 4049
or post to:
Denis McMahon
26 Nineham Ave.,
W.A. 6163

ENTRIES CLOSE 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14
All players should be registered with C.A.W.A.

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
To Celebrate the Chess Kids Mind Sports Centre 1st Birthday we are open 
every Monday and Wednesday from 3.15 – 6.15 pm until November 3rd 
FREE OF CHARGE. Anyone can come along and play games, get a lesson 
and even play a tournament and there is no cost at all. 

758 North Rd, Ormond
Monday & Wednesday   3.15 – 6.15pm
October 6th to November 3rd 
FREE of charge

Chess Kids Mind Sports Centre
A few changes in place for Term 4 with the focus shifting in the Lecture Streams 
towards badge testing.

Beginners & Toddler Chess
Saturday 12.30-1.30
Suitable for those never having played chess before or ages 5 to 7

Bronze Level Lectures    (beginner - 800)
Tuesday 5.30 – 6.30
Saturday 10 – 11 am
Saturday 11.15 – 12.15

Silver Level Lecture        (up to 1200)
Thursday 5.30 - 6.30
Gold Lecture                  (1200 plus)
Tuesday 6.30 – 7.30

DROP-IN Chess club and Social games  (all welcome!)
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 3.15 - 5.15

Term prices from $44 for 10 weeks
Contact 9576 8143 or

Australian Junior Championships
January 14-25 in Perth
Chess Kids will be taking a team for a fully supervised and catered trip. 
Coaches: IM Leonid Sandler, FM Chris Depasquale, George Zaprudsky and David Cordover
Contact David on 0411 877 833 for details

RJ Shield
Next RJ Shield is on Sunday 26th October
Times: 1pm – 5pm
Venue: Chess Kids Mind Sports Centre, 758 North Rd, Ormond
*Note the Eastern Zone has been cancelled.

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Chess World Grand Prix

Co-ordinator:  ChessWorld/David Cordover
0411 877 833

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)

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

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

International tournaments

World: For international tournaments, try the Chessbase tournament calendar

Hastings chess congress 28 December 2003 to 5 January 2004. Further details

Welsh International 7 to 15 January 2004

Gibraltar Chess Congress 27 January to 5 February 2004. Further details:

Plenty of advance warning. The inaugural World Senior Team Championship (60 or over) will take place 5 to 13 October 2004 on The Isle of Man. This is off the coast of England. Again my e-mail address. We need an Australian team to compete.

Stewart Reuben

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- Paul Broekhuyse
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