ACF Bulletin#244, December 1, 2003
In this issue:
Viner shines in World Senior |
December ratings |
NECG Junior Squad details |
NSWCA November Weekender |
Gold Coast school awarded |
Knights and Bytes moves |
Unclaimed chess money |
Taree Spring GP |
Feldmans for Commonwealth Champs |
Wohl in Wijk |
Aust Teams reaction |
Chess Badges |
ACF medals |
Email invites |
World News |
** Australian Chess magazine
** Lidums Adelaide University Australian Chess Championships
Viner 7.5/11 in World Senior: Phil Viner put on an amazing finish, scoring 6/7, to take a very creditable place in this year's World Senior (over 60) Championship in Bad Zwischenahn, Germany. Seeded 60th, Viner finished in the 17th-27th group with 7.5/11, including a win over Ukrainian IM Evgeni Piankov. Viner finished ahead of strong GMs Taimanov (Russia), Uhlmann (Germany) and Y.Kraidman (Israel). There were 272 players. IM Y.Shabanov (Russia) won the event on count-back from GM J. Klovans (Latvia), and IM V.Bukal (Croatia) on 9/11.
Top Players 2610!! 12 NSW Rogers, Ian [GM] 2489!! 20 VIC Johansen, Darryl K [GM] 2435!! 0 NSW Wallace, John-Paul [IM] 2388! 0 VIC Gluzman, Michael [IM] 2380! 7 NSW Lane, Gary W [IM] 2363!! 34 QLD Solomon, Stephen J [IM] 2352! 3 VIC Speck, Nicholas S 2348!! 15 VIC Smerdon, David C [IM] 2339!! 10 VIC Sandler, Leonid [IM] 2330!! 28 VIC Froehlich, Peter [IM] 2327! 7 NSW Zhao, Zong-Yuan [IM] 2321!! 10 VIC Depasquale, Chris J [FM] 2313!! 10 VIC West, Guy [IM] 2300!! 0 VIC Bjelobrk, Igor 2296!! 0 VIC Teichmann, Erik [FM] 2258! 0 VIC Kagan, Naum [FM] 2239! 0 VIC Baron, Michael [FM] 2239! 11 SA Chapman, Mark [IM] 2239!! 29 NSW Xie, George 2239!! 0 NSW Reilly, Tim [FM] 2231! 0 NSW Tindall, Brett [FM] 2202!! 10 VIC Levi, Eddy L [FM] 2202! 9 NSW Feldman, Vladimir [IM] 2189!! 26 VIC Rujevic, Mirko [FM] 2189! 0 QLD Stephson, David J 2184! 1 NSW Kabir, Ruhul 2182! 9 NSW Cook, Roger S 2182! 0 NSW Smirnov, Vladimir 2181!! 0 NSW Flatow, A (Fred) [FM] 2180!! 9 NSW Berezina - Feldman, Irina [IM] 2179!! 12 WA Boyd, Tristan 2172!! 15 NSW Seberry, Ralph B 2168!! 10 VIC Hamilton, Douglas G [FM] 2157!! 19 SA Zaric, Srboljub 2152!! 16 NSW Canfell, Gregory J [FM] 2142! 0 VIC Saw, Geoffrey [FM] 2135!! 7 NSW Rej, Tomek 2134!! 0 QLD Sorokina, Anastasia [WIM] 2132! 0 NSW Weeks, Manuel W [FM] 2132!! 5 WA Haasse, Adam 2131! 13 NSW Bouchaaya, Tony 2130!! 24 VIC Chow, Samuel 2126!! 4 WA Barber, Haydn J [FM] 2126!! 10 NSW Goris, Robert 2126!! 12 VIC Hacche, David J 2125!! 5 NSW Tan, Justin 2113! 0 WA Painter, Julian 2111! 0 NSW Hirschhorn, Jeremy K 2110! 1 NSW Scott, Ronald 2110! 6 NSW Eriksson, Ingela 2107! 0 NSW Salter, Michael 2093! 0 VIC Booth, Stewart 2092! 9 NSW Ayvazyan, Armen 2087! 0 NSW Berezovski, Stanislav 2080!! 18 VIC Aghamalyan, Armen 2075! 5 WA McCamon, Boyd 2075!! 1 NSW Zirdum, Ivan 2074!! 0 NSW Rose, Adrian P 2072! 1 NSW Dwyer, Danny [FM] 2071!! 6 VIC Woodhams, Michael V
Applications are called for the NECG Australian Junior Chess Squad for 2004.
Applications should be sent via email to Kerry Stead email@example.com by Monday December 15 2003.
See ACF Bulletin 243 for full details.
The Network Economics Consulting Group (NECG) advises corporate and government clients on all economic aspects of regulation, competition policy, trade practices, intellectual property and related issues in many industries.
Many times these issues are high-profile and influence the shape of the Australian regulatory and business environment. Some of Australiaís largest companies turn to NECG for expert advice including Telstra, Visa, Qantas, Pacific National and CSL.
NECG's commitment to excellence in its own field extends to supporting art, academic and community programs that facilitate achievement, intellectual endeavor and diversity. It is with the commitment that NECG has extended its support to the Australian Chess Federation, in particular, as major sponsor of the NECG Australian Junior Chess Squad.
NSWCA November Weekender: Juniors well and truly dominated this event at North Sydney Leagues Club
No Name Loc Total 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 Xie, George 2214 5.5 33:W 4:W 8:W 7:W 3:W 2:D 2 Zhao, Zong-Yuan 2331 5.5 28:W 18:W 12:W 26:W 10:W 1:D 3 Lubarsky, Kostia 1779 5 35:W 11:W 5:W 29:W 1:L 7:W 4 Zvedeniouk, Ilia 1870 5 53:W 1:L 34:W 44:W 26:W 13:W 5 Seberry, Ralph B 2085 4.5 45:W 30:W 3:L 19:W 8:D 24:W 6 Harp, Joel 1883 4.5 50:W 39:L 45:W 36:W 9:D 19:W 7 Falchoni, Mario J F 1968 4 34:W 31:W 20:W 1:L 12:W 3:L 8 Stead, Kerry 1894 4 38:W 21:W 1:L 20:W 5:D 11:D 9 Yu, Ronald 2015 4 62:+ 23:D 16:D 31:W 6:D 10:D 10 Song, Raymond 1612 4 55:W 22:W 19:D 15:W 2:L 9:D 11 Thaw, Chee Yin 2094 4 44:W 3:L 21:W 18:D 23:W 8:D 12 Chan, Jason 1882 4 47:W 14:W 2:L 39:W 7:L 27:W 13 Lip, Michael 1998 4 14:L 41:W 33:W 30:W 27:W 4:L 14 Song, Angela 1463 4 13:W 12:L 18:L 48:W 46:W 29:W 15 Suttor, Vincent 1816 4 54:D 42:W 23:W 10:L 29:D 26:W 16 Vandan, Erdenekhuyag 1966 4 36:W 32:D 9:D 27:L 45:W 30:W 17 Dekic, Biljana 2049 4 21:L 53:W 44:L 43:W 28:W 31:W 18 Dunn, Michael Gl 1847 3.5 41:W 2:L 14:W 11:D 19:L 34:W 19 Charles, Gareth 2021 3.5 40:W 46:W 10:D 5:L 18:W 6:L 20 Field, Andrew 1596 3.5 61:W 24:W 7:L 8:L 35:W 22:D 21 Schilter, David 1519 3.5 17:W 8:L 11:L 41:D 42:W 46:W 22 Kozeny, Pavel 2000 3.5 37:W 10:L 40:L 38:W 33:W 20:D 23 Cronan, James 1719 3.5 48:W 9:D 15:L 42:W 11:L 41:W 24 Hursky, Karel P 1950 3.5 43:W 20:L 37:W 28:D 40:W 5:L 25 Szeto, Jonathan 3.5 39:L 47:L 59:W 53:W 32:D 40:W 26 Bolens, Johny 2042 3 52:W 27:W 39:W 2:L 4:L 15:L 27 Mendes da Costa, Alex 1659 3 56:W 26:L 38:W 16:W 13:L 12:L 28 Keuning, Anthony V 1581 3 2:L 35:W 56:W 24:D 17:L 32:D 29 Peters, Duncan 1905 3 42:D 54:W 32:W 3:L 15:D 14:L 30 Redgrave, John 1739 3 51:W 5:L 43:W 13:L 44:W 16:L 31 Nicholson, Scott 1601 3 57:W 7:L 47:W 9:L 36:W 17:L 32 Arocha, Leandro 1608 3 58:W 16:D 29:L 40:D 25:D 28:D 33 Barakat, Martin 1571 3 1:L 49:W 13:L 51:W 22:L 47:W 34 Losh, Gary 1442 3 7:L 57:W 4:L 56:W 39:W 18:L 35 Tse, Jeffrey 1203 3 3:L 28:L 57:W 37:W 20:L 44:W 36 Hoving, Eliot 1395 3 16:L 58:W 46:W 6:L 31:L 49:W 37 Greenwood, Norman 1467 3 22:L 55:W 24:L 35:L 51:W 50:W 38 Illingworth, Max 1351 3 8:L 61:W 27:L 22:L 56:W 45:W 39 Watson, James 1601 2.5 25:W 6:W 26:L 12:L 34:L 43:D 40 Reid, Vaness 1495 2.5 19:L 48:W 22:W 32:D 24:L 25:L 41 Orme, Leon 1302 2.5 18:L 13:L 58:W 21:D 54:W 23:L 42 Harris, Benjamin 1361 2.5 29:D 15:L 54:W 23:L 21:L 53:W 43 Tracey, Michael J 1382 2.5 24:L 50:W 30:L 17:L 48:W 39:D 44 Escribano, Jose 1559 2 11:L 59:W 17:W 4:L 30:L 35:L 45 Huang, Justin 1546 2 5:L 51:W 6:L 49:W 16:L 38:L 46 Porter, Scott 1754 2 59:W 19:L 36:L 47:W 14:L 21:L 47 Art, Carl 1338 2 12:L 25:W 31:L 46:L 58:W 33:L 48 Webster, David 992 2 23:L 40:L 52:W 14:L 43:L 57:W 49 Sweeney, Matthew 1159 2 60:L 33:L 50:W 45:L 52:W 36:L 50 Storey, Emma 2 6:L 43:L 49:L 59:W 55:W 37:L 51 Eales, Jonathon 1021 2 30:L 45:L 61:W 33:L 37:L 58:W 52 Moore, Douglas 1510 2 26:L 56:L 48:L 57:W 49:L 54:W 53 Miranda, Adrian 1322 1.5 4:L 17:L 55:D 25:L 59:W 42:L 54 Hornibrook, John 1258 1.5 15:D 29:L 42:L 55:W 41:L 52:L 55 Adler, David 1.5 10:L 37:L 53:D 54:L 50:L 61:W 56 Talpade, Udit 793 1 27:L 52:W 28:L 34:L 38:L 0:L 57 Frerer, Samantha 1 31:L 34:L 35:L 52:L 61:W 48:L 58 Brenner, Perry 1 32:L 36:L 41:L 61:W 47:L 51:L 59 Reese, Peter 1079 1 46:L 44:L 25:L 50:L 53:L 0:W 60 Keast, Robert 1487 1 49:W 0: 0: 0: 0: 0: 61 Zheng, Michael 0 20:L 38:L 51:L 58:L 57:L 55:L 62 Kresinger, Frank 1470 0 9:- 0: 0: 0: 0: 0:
The event was one of a number of recent successes for George Xie, who also won the Fisher's Ghost Open tournament at Campbelltown Catholic Club ...
Leading scores, 7 rounds:
and he won the NSWCA Rapid Play championship at St George Leagues Club (23 players, 9 rounds) scoring 8/9, well ahead of I. Eriksson and I. Zirdum on 6.5 points.
The Moncrieff Sport Achievement Awards were presented on Friday 28th November at the Gold Coast Sporting Hall of Fame. Among the winners, Worongary State School Open Chess Team (Kelvin Finke 9, Sam Grigg 10, Jayden Fisher 11, Nathan Fisher 12) received a Commonwealth of Australia Sport Achievement Award in recognition of outstanding achievement in Chess. Signed by the Federal Minister for the Arts and Sport, Senator the Hon Rod Kemp and officially presented by Steven Ciobo MP, Federal Member for Moncrieff.
Well done boys and we congratulate them as they are also representing Queensland at the 2003 National Primary Schools Chess Championships in Perth, January 2004. We wish them well and good luck!
- Raelene Grigg - Worongary State School Chess Club
The Knights & Bytes Chess Shop and Coaching Venue has moved very much up-market to Torrensville - just 5 minutes from the city - a beautiful, bright venue with easy parking, air-conditioning and lots of shops - right next to Bus Stop 6 on Henley Beach Rd. It is managed by Alan Goldsmith with great assistance from IM Mark Chapman, Marie Coleman, Scott Colliver and Gordon Heitmann.
The Official Opening of the shop will be by Mrs Evelyn Koshnitsky BEM AM on Sunday 7th December 2003 at 2pm.
A special lightning tournament will be held from 2.30pm - 5pm with lots of prizes, as well as a simultaneous display by State Champion Srbo Zaric against all comers!
Come along and join in the fun, meet our fascinating chess community and, en passant, enjoy the drinks and nibbles.
And of course a big welcome to all interstate visitors - whenever you come to Adelaide pop in and say hello.
We are generally open:
For more details, please contact Alan on 08 8443 7766 Mobile 0401 67 2481 or
Unclaimed chess money A search of the Australian Securities and Investment Commission's website has revealed that a number of chess organisations have money owing to them - in some cases, hundreds of dollars. The money concerned has been forwarded to ASIC from financial institutions after lengthy inactivity, and can be reclaimed without charge.
Here are the results:
To recover the money, the relevant people should visit the ASIC website. Thanks to Peter Parr for the tip.
Taree Spring GP: Final scores after 7 rounds:
7.0 James Watson 1595 5.5 Anthony Keuning 1575, Alan Tankel 1870 4.5 Lee Forace 1606, Vaness Reid 1492 4.0 Michael Weltner 1425, Esper Olesen 1522, Gilbert Clarke 1452 3.5 Milorad Lukic 1431, Eric Wilks 871, Victor Liuga 1755, Matthew Northover 627 3.0 Gary Losh 1432, David Mearns, Endel Lane 1372, Perry Brenner 3 2.0 Bruce Parr 890, Alex Momot 987 1.5 Aidan Muller
Congratulations to James for exceptionally good play! Vaness from Shellharbour showed excellent form and left behind some badly bruised players. Would be lovely to see her again. All Players enjoyed the weekend in Taree.
D.O.P. Lee Forace - Thank you! Regards to all - Endel Lane.
Feldmans for Commonwealth Champs: Irina and Vladimir Feldman are Australia's official representatives for the Commonwealth Chess Championship in Mumbai, India, from 9-19 January 2004. More details at www.chessindia.org.
Wohl in Wijk: IM Alex Wohl's on 3/5 in the category 5 international in Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands (10 players, 9 rounds).
IM A.Wohl 2379 (AUS) - IM Y.Afek 2376 (ISR) Round 1
Australian Clubs Teams Championship: At this stage we have penciled in the dates 27 Sept to 1 October 2004 for the second Australian Clubs Teams Championships, at the same venue, Rydges Oasis Resort, Caloundra. This is, of course, subject to ACF approval. Other clubs are encouraged to bid for the event.
The organisers of each of the six teams in the inaugural event have been asked for their comments, and are given below. Iím receiving a very strong indication that all of the six teams will return next year. Iíd be very keen to receive indications from any other clubs around Australia of probable/possible entries. Please contact Graeme Gardiner firstname.lastname@example.org or 07 5522 7221 to register you interest for 2004.
Jenni Oliver (Belconnen): Initially I thought the teams event would be fun to go to as a one off event. I managed to scrounge up a team, but had no intention of doing it again next year.
However we all enjoyed it so much, that I am already canvassing members for next year. The atmosphere was great and very friendly and the level of play was good as well, so worth the money and time to take the kids to it.
I would have liked to have seen a little more mixing between the teams Ė at both dinners we tended to sit in state groupings. It would have been nice to have seen more mixing Ė perhaps even a seating plan which broke up the teams and allowed you to get to know the other people?
I know there were problems this year with the rugby teams, which resulted in us being spread over numerous hotels and hopefully that wonít happen again - I think it is essential to be in the same place.
I think the final solution with female members was a good one - you still have to have 3 females in the team, but they donít have to play all the time.
A comment that was made on the bulletin board that I promised to pass on to you, was that it would have been nice to have the results updated on a web site, so that people could follow the comp as it happened. I know how busy you were, but if this could be done, it would create more interest in the event.
I actually can't think of any criticisms - our problem with the board prize was solved satisfactorily and we are looking forward to next year's event.
Charles Zworestine (St George): The feedback from the St. George team was positive. The event is definitely worth continuing with.
The rule that was adopted about the use of the 3 females (they must play at least 12 out of the 15 games between them, and at least two of them must play in each match) was a good one, and should be used for any future such events and publicised well before the event. The rule about "strength order" was maybe a bit too vague, and should possibly be replaced by the following rule: "teams must play in ACF rating order, with a leeway of up to 100 points".
The schedule was perhaps too tight, over only 3 playing days: having a "rest morning" and then trying to motivate yourself to play chess on the same day was a bit of a problem for some. My suggestion would be to play the event over four or five days, with a full rest day, in future.
Jacob Edwards (Bullwinkle): Female Participation: I liked the 'minimum of 12 games' rule. However, I believe it was a major slight on the tournament's credibility to change the regulations at such late notice. The entry conditions very clearly indicated that each team would have to field three females in every round. If there was any confusion about this, it should have been queried much earlier than it was. Late rule-changes will always give an appearance of favouring some teams over others, and should therefore be strictly avoided.
Board Order: I think it would be useful to state some sort of policy in the playing conditions, rather than leave it up in the air until the night before the tournament. I also believe - with some vehemence - that a team should be able to play in rating order without being questioned. (Otherwise we should just scrap the rating system entirely, which should make for some interesting debates when it comes to selecting the Olympiad team!) For future years, I recommend that teams have to submit to a 'judgement by peers' only if they're trying to play out of rating order.
Board Prizes: For Aiden Lloyd to play all five games on board eight (scoring 4Ĺ), and then be awarded the board nine prize, hmm... I can't off the top of my head come up with a better way to do things, but for that to happen suggests that there needs to be some sort of re-thinking.
Venue: I thought that the RSL club offered a clearly superior venue than Rydges. More spacious, nicer view, better toilets.
These, of course, are relatively minor issues. The event was pretty much ideal - combining competitive chess with a laid-back feel - and Club Bullwinkle is keen to make a reappearance next year.
Bob Goodwin (Suncoast): Hi Graeme. We were very pleased with the event (even though we came in last!). I guess having it in our own "backyard" makes it more appealing from a Suncoast Chess Club point of view.
The venue was good and I guess most suitable to those who were residing nearby. Personally I preferred the Power Boat Club, but I accept that Rydges would be more appropriate for most & if we're after discounts etc from them we need to use their facilities.
It would be good if the rules could be clear prior to the event regarding male / female players etc (I thought they were, but my interpretation was obviously incorrect!).
If more teams enter in future an extra day may be needed to conduct all the rounds and functions, although I guess there is some room for flexibility on the time controls.
The social events provided an opportunity to chat and mingle. This is something not seen at most weekenders and was very positive.
Overall, most I have spoken with believe it is a worthwhile addition to the chess calendar and many thanks for your efforts in getting it up and away.
Kerry Stead (Sydney Uni): I thought the event was fantastic (I suppose its easy to say that when you are on the winning team, but regardless of the outcome I think the team would have had glowing praise for the event)!
The accommodation was first-class (we were in Sails across the road from the Rydges Oasis), and the venue was also very good. Personally I preferred the extra space of the room at the Powerboat Club, but by the same token there was additional travelling involved in getting to the venue. The venue at the Rydges however was more than suitable.
The facilities at the Oasis were great - played a bit of tennis and there was plenty of other things to do there if I was so inclined.
The tournament itself was excellent. There were only minor organisational difficulties and problems (the two main ones being the rules regarding female players and the scoring system [whether to go on sum of individual scores, sum of team scores or a combination of the two]), and they did not detract from the overall enjoyment of the event.
All the teams seemed to enjoy themselves, and it was good to get to a tournament that had a significant focus on the social side of things - in particular the welcome drinks, presentation dinner and the Bullwinkle 'afterparty', although the general team atmosphere of the event helped greatly in giving the event a pleasant feel.
Caloundra is a nice place to hold such an event - for the most part it had great weather (the tropical downpour during the last round being the exception), and it was a good way to combine a chess event with a holiday.
I have to thanks Graeme Gardiner and Kerry Corker for their fantastic efforts in putting the event together, as well as everyone else who helped with other aspects (such as the Mowles' with the trophies).
I'll be making every effort to try and get the same team together for next year's event!
Chess badges/pins sought: Dear chessplayers, we are a group of collectors (Canary Islands - Spain) of metal badges and pins from national chess federations. The reason for this e-mail is for to ask you if you could sent us 14 badges/pins of your chess national federation. It is very difficult for us to get the metal badges of your chess national federation from here. If there is somebody near you who collects badges let him know about us. we have not any chess national federation badges, so we can change metal badges/pins with him. We wish the best success for your chess national federation in this years 2003 - 2004, thanking you in advance and awaiting your answer, Yours faithfully for the circulo de intercambio canario de insignias-pins deportivas the president: Javier Gonzalez email@example.com
Can anyone help? - Ed
Senior International Master Tim Runting (Brisbane) and Australian Email Champion Stephen Kerr (Sydney) are Australia's two representatives in the Cecil Purdy Jubilee International email tournament, staged in rememberance of Cecil Purdy of Sydney who won the 1st World Correspondence Chess Championship 50 years ago. Fifteen invited players from 12 countries, including former World Correspondence Champion GM Dr. Fritz Baumbach, will compete in this high level category 12 (average rating 2526) grandmaster tournament. - Peter Parr
Solution next week
Last Week's Solution:
Solution: 1.Rd6 (Threat 2.Nc4) 1...Kxd6 2.Qxc7 1...cd 2.Qg7 1...cb 2.Qe7 1...Bxd6 2.Qa1 1...dc 2.R2d5 1...Qe4 2.Nf7 1...f3 2.Bg3
Comments: Threat and 7 variations. Sacrificial key allows a flight-capture. (I used a previous problem as a base, improved the key and added more variations)
Contributions are most welcome to this section!
Earlier there was some sensational news as the program "List" was disqualified.
Organisers had claimed it was improperly based on the program Crafty. The developer
refused to supply the source code for the program, and it was disqualified after round 8.
There were some early upsets in the tournament with both Fritz and Junior
bested by lesser lights. The strong performance of Brutus was quite notable.
Final Scores, 11 rounds:
Leading scores after 3 rounds:
Topalov was a convincing victor, followed closely by rapid demon Anand,
but the youngsters also did well.
Final Scores, 9 rounds:
( 26...hxg5 27.Bxf6 Qxf6
( 27...gxf6 28.Qh7+ Kf8 29.Rxe6!! fxe6 30.Bg6 Qe7 31.Qh8# )
28.Qh7+ Kf8 29.Qh8+ +- )
( 27.gxh6 Nxe5
( 27...Qg5+ 28.Kh1
( 28.Kf1 Nxe5
( 28...Qxh6! )
29.Rxe5 Qxh6 30.Rh5 Qc1+ 31.Kf2 Qd2+ 32.Be2 +- )
( 28.Rxe5 +- g6 )
27...Nf8 28.gxh6 g6 29.Qg3 Kh7 30.Bc7 Qf6 31.Be5 Qe7 32.f4 f5 33.Bd6 Qf7
34.Qg5 Re8 35.a4 Nd7 36.Rb1 Kg8 37.Qh4 Kh7 38.Ba6 bxc5 39.dxc5 Qf6 40.Qxf6
Nxf6 41.Be5 Ne4 42.Bd4 Re7 43.Rb2 Rf7 44.Bd3 Re7 45.a5 g5 46.fxg5 Nxg5 47.
Bf6 Nf3+ 48.Kf2 Rf7 49.Kxf3 Rxf6 50.Rb7+ Kxh6 51.Rxa7 Kg5 52.Rg7+ Rg6 53.
Rxg6+ Kxg6 54.Kf4 Kf6
( 54...Kf6 55.a6 Bc8 56.a7 Bb7 57.Ba6! Ba8 58.Bc8 Ke7 59.Kxf5 Kd8 60.
Ba6 Ke7 61.Ke5 Kd7 62.Kf6 Kd8 63.Ke6 Kc7 64.Ke7 Bb7 65.Bxb7 Kxb7 66.
Kd7 Kxa7 67.Kxc6 +- )
Earlier there was some sensational news as the program "List" was disqualified. Organisers had claimed it was improperly based on the program Crafty. The developer refused to supply the source code for the program, and it was disqualified after round 8.
There were some early upsets in the tournament with both Fritz and Junior bested by lesser lights. The strong performance of Brutus was quite notable.
Final Scores, 11 rounds:
Leading scores after 3 rounds:
Topalov was a convincing victor, followed closely by rapid demon Anand, but the youngsters also did well.
Final Scores, 9 rounds:
26...Nd7 ( 26...hxg5 27.Bxf6 Qxf6 ( 27...gxf6 28.Qh7+ Kf8 29.Rxe6!! fxe6 30.Bg6 Qe7 31.Qh8# ) 28.Qh7+ Kf8 29.Qh8+ +- ) 27.Bf4 ( 27.gxh6 Nxe5 ( 27...Qg5+ 28.Kh1 ( 28.Kf1 Nxe5 ( 28...Qxh6! ) 29.Rxe5 Qxh6 30.Rh5 Qc1+ 31.Kf2 Qd2+ 32.Be2 +- ) 28...Qxh6 ) 28.hxg7 ( 28.Rxe5 +- g6 ) 28...Nxf3+ ) 27...Nf8 28.gxh6 g6 29.Qg3 Kh7 30.Bc7 Qf6 31.Be5 Qe7 32.f4 f5 33.Bd6 Qf7 34.Qg5 Re8 35.a4 Nd7 36.Rb1 Kg8 37.Qh4 Kh7 38.Ba6 bxc5 39.dxc5 Qf6 40.Qxf6 Nxf6 41.Be5 Ne4 42.Bd4 Re7 43.Rb2 Rf7 44.Bd3 Re7 45.a5 g5 46.fxg5 Nxg5 47. Bf6 Nf3+ 48.Kf2 Rf7 49.Kxf3 Rxf6 50.Rb7+ Kxh6 51.Rxa7 Kg5 52.Rg7+ Rg6 53. Rxg6+ Kxg6 54.Kf4 Kf6 ( 54...Kf6 55.a6 Bc8 56.a7 Bb7 57.Ba6! Ba8 58.Bc8 Ke7 59.Kxf5 Kd8 60. Ba6 Ke7 61.Ke5 Kd7 62.Kf6 Kd8 63.Ke6 Kc7 64.Ke7 Bb7 65.Bxb7 Kxb7 66. Kd7 Kxa7 67.Kxc6 +- ) 1-0
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