Australian Chess Federation newsletter
No. 281, September 8, 2004

In this issue:
WA Championship
Adelaide Championship
The Tao-ist philosophy ... of anti-smoking
North Queensland Open
Max Fuller's back
Purdy Memorial Masters
ACT Open
World News
Upcoming Tournaments
Grand Prix 2004

WA Championship: Congratulations to Hadyn Barber who has just won the WA title with 7.5/9, just ahead of Tristan Boyd and Tim Hare.

Scores: Barber 7.5; Boyd, Hare 7.0; Lakner, McCamon, Dunlop 6.5; Byrne 6.0; Fedec, Payne, Hardegen, Lubtschenko, Jahangirian 5.5; Maris, Tomic, Shaw, Baker, Leonhardt, Kueh, Viswanath, Janceski, Hessing, 5.0; Johnstone, Natalie Maris, Ellis, Lockwood 4.5; Haselgrove, Saxon, McMahon, Garcia, Deheer, Whitehead, Slack-Smith 4.0; O'Donoghue, Fred Maris, Klimczak 3.5; Humphries, Markou, Hintz, Walker 3.0; Bailye, Benken, Taylor 2.5; Tufnell 2.0; Zylstra 1.5; Haasse, Octaviano 0.0.

Here are some games from the tournament:

Lakner, Jay (2003)    --    McCamon, Boyd (2145)
2004 WA Championship  (6)   2004.08.08     1-0

1.g3 d5 2.f4 h5 3.h3 Nf6 4.d3 Nc6 5.Nf3 Qd6 6.c3 h4 7.g4 e5 8.fxe5 Nxe5 9.Nxe5 Qxe5 10.Qa4+ Bd7 11.Qf4 Qe6 12.Qe3 Bd6 13.Qxe6+ fxe6 14.Bg2 Bg3+ 15.Kd1 O-O-O 16.Bg5 c5 17.Nd2 Bc6 18.Rf1 Rdf8 19.Kc2 e5 20.c4 dxc4 21.Bxc6 cxd3+ 22.exd3 bxc6 23.Bxf6 gxf6 24.Ne4 Bf4 25.Nxc5 Re8 26.Rae1 Rhf8


27...Rxe6 28.Rxf4 exf4 29.Rxe6 f5!? 30.g5 Rg8 31.g6 f3 32.Kd2 Kd7 33.Rf6 Ke7 34.Rxc6 f4 35.b4 Rb8 36.g7 Kf7 37.Rc4 f2 38.Rxf4+ Kxg7 39.Ke2 a5 40.a3 axb4 41.axb4 Kg6 42.Kxf2 Kg5 43.Rg4+ Kh5 44.Ke3 Rb7 45.Re4 Rg7 46.Re5+ Kh6 47.Kd4 Rg8 48.b5 Rg3 49.Re3 Rg8 50.Re6+ Kg7 51.b6 Rb8 52.Kc4 Rd8 53.Kc5 Rc8+ 54.Kd6 Rc3 55.Re3 Kf6 56.b7 Rb3 57.Rf3+ Kg5 58.Kc7 Rc3+ 59.Kb8 Rb3 60.Kc8 Rc3+ 61.Kd7 Rb3 62.Kc6 Rc3+ 63.Kd5 Rb3 64.Rf7 Rxd3+ 65. Kc4 Rd8 66.Kc5 Kg6 67.Rf4 1-0

Maris, Robert (1949)    --    Barber, Haydn (2135)
2004 WA Championship  (6)   2004.08.08     0-1

1.d4 f5 2.g3 Nf6 3.c4 d6 4.Nf3 g6 5.Bg2 Bg7 6.O-O O-O 7.d5 c6 8.Nc3 Qe8 9.Nd4 Bd7 10.Rb1 Na6 11.b3 Nc5 12.f3 cxd5 13.cxd5 a5 14.a4 Rc8 15.Bb2 g5 16.e3 Qg6 17.Nde2 Qf7 18.Ba1 Na6 19.Qd2 Nb4 20.e4 fxe4 21.fxe4 Qh5 22. Bf3 Ng4 23.Bxg4 Bxg4 24.Nd4 Bxd4+ 25.Qxd4 Nc2 26.Qd2 Nxa1 27.Rxa1 Bh3 28. Rxf8+ Rxf8

29.Qe2 Qxe2 30.Nxe2 Rf3 31.Rb1 Re3 32.Kf2 -/+ Rxe4 33.Rc1 Bg4 34.Nc3 Re5 35.Rb1 Rf5+ 36.Ke3 Rf3+ 37.Kd4 Bf5 38.Rc1 Rf2 39.Rh1 Rd2+ 40. Kc4 Bd3+ 41.Kd4 Bf1+ 42.Ke3 Rd3+ 43.Ke4 Rxc3 44.Rxf1 Rxb3 45.Kf5 Re3 46. Kxg5 Kg7 47.Rb1 Re5+ 48.Kf4 Rxd5 49.Rxb7 Kf6 50.Ke4 Rc5 51.Rb5 Rc4+

Lakner, Jay (2003)    --    Barber, Haydn (2135)
2004 WA Championship  (4)   2004.07.25     0-1

1.d4 f5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.g3 g6 4.Bg2 Bg7 5.O-O O-O 6.c4 d6 7.Nc3 Qe8 8.d5 a5 9.Nd4 Na6 10.Re1 Bd7 11.Rb1 c6 12.a3 Nc7 13.dxc6 bxc6 14.e4 fxe4 15. Nxe4 Nxe4 16.Bxe4 Qf7! 17.Nxc6 Ra6

18.Nxe7+ Qxe7 19.Bd5+ Nxd5 20.Rxe7 Nxe7 21.b4 axb4 22.axb4 Bf5 23.Rb3 Ra1 24.b5 Be4 25.f4 Nf5 26.Ra3 Bd4+ 27.Qxd4 Rxc1+

Barber, Haydn (2135)    --    Hare, Tim (2059)
2004 WA Championship  (5)   2004.08.01     0-1

1.f4 c5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.e3 g6 4.b3 Bg7 5.Bb2 a6 6.Be2 O-O 7.O-O Nc6 8.a4 Rb8 9.Ne5 d6 10.Nxc6 bxc6 11.Na3 a5 12.Qe1 Ne8 13.Bxg7 Kxg7 14.d3 Nf6 15. Nc4 Rb4 16.Bf3 Qc7 17.Kh1 Be6 18.Qg3 Bxc4 19.dxc4 d5 20.cxd5 cxd5 21.Rfd1 e6 22.Rdc1 c4 23.Qe1 Rc8 24.g4 d4 25.Qd2 c3 26.Qd3 dxe3 27.g5 Nd5 28.Bxd5 exd5 29.Rf1 Rxf4 30.Qxe3 Re4 31.Qh3 Rce8 32.Rf2 Re1+ 33.Rxe1 Rxe1+ 34.Kg2 Qe5 35.Qg3 Qxg3+ 36.Kxg3 d4 37.Kf3 Re3+ 38.Kg4 Re4+ 39.Kf3 Re5 40.Rg2 f5 41.gxf6+ Kxf6 42.Rg4 Re3+ 43.Kf2 Rh3 44.Kg2 Re3 45.Kf2 Ke5 46.Rg5+ Kd6 47. Rg4 Kd5 48.Rg5+ Re5 49.Rg3 g5 50.h3 h5 51.Kf1 Ke4 52.Kf2 Kf5 53.Rf3+ Kg6 54.Rd3 Re4 55.Rd1 g4 56.hxg4 hxg4 57.Rb1 Kf5 58.b4 axb4 59.a5 d3 60.cxd3 Rf4+ 61.Ke3 c2 62.Rh1 b3 63.Kd2 g3 64.a6 g2 65.Rh5+ Kg6 66.Rh8 Rf2+


City of Adelaide Championship:

No Name                      Loc  Total  1    2    3    4    5    6    7  

1  Zaric, Srboljub           2243 6     16:W 15:W  7:W  8:W  2:W  3:D  4:D
2  Kerr, Bill                1973 5.5    0:D 20:W  3:W  5:W  1:L  8:+  9:W
3  Thiyagarajah, Prakash     1561 5.5   26:W  4:W  2:L  9:W 12:W  1:D 11:W
4  Cowley, Robert G (Bob)    2103 5.5    6:W  3:L 10:W 21:W 14:W  5:W  1:D
5  Peake, Michael R          1550 5     13:W  9:W 12:W  2:L  8:W  4:L 10:W
6  Ivkovic, Novica           1465 4.5    4:L 26:W 19:W 12:L 23:W  7:D 13:W
7  Short, Andrew             1643 4.5   30:W 27:W  1:L 13:W  9:L  6:D 15:W
8  Lang, Grahame             1813 4     10:W 21:W 14:W  1:L  5:L  2:- 22:W
9  Dakovic, Goran            1777 4     29:W  5:L 27:W  3:L  7:W 19:W  2:L
10 Hill, Steven              1381 4      8:L 24:W  4:L 17:+ 21:W 12:W  5:L
11 Djelaj, Pasko (George)    1727 4     27:L 25:D 23:W 20:D 22:W 14:W  3:L
12 Garcia-Blanco, Miguel     1671 3.5   19:W 22:W  5:L  6:W  3:L 10:L 16:D
13 Jothibabu, Anandaram           3.5    5:L 16:W 15:W  7:L 18:D 20:W  6:L
14 Anderson-Smith, William T 1629 3.5   25:W 17:W  8:L 22:W  4:L 11:L 19:D
15 Paprzycki, Eryk           1573 3.5   28:W  1:L 13:L 26:W 20:D 18:W  7:L
16 Maksimovic, Mirjan        1468 3.5    1:L 13:L 26:L 25:W 24:W 23:W 12:D
17 Kljun, Jakob                   3.5   18:W 14:L 21:L 10:- 28:W 26:+ 20:D
18 Turcaj, Pavel             1472 3.5   17:L 28:L 30:W 24:W 13:D 15:L 25:W
19 Corti, Mario              1476 3.5   12:L 30:W  6:L 28:W 29:W  9:L 14:D
20 Zulfic, Fedja             1020 3      0:D  2:L 25:W 11:D 15:D 13:L 17:D
21 Haydn, Gavin              1501 3     24:W  8:L 17:W  4:L 10:L 22:L 26:+
22 Kramer, Warren            1398 3     23:W 12:L 28:W 14:L 11:L 21:W  8:L
23 Davey, Timothy                 3     22:L 29:W 11:L 27:W  6:L 16:L 30:W
24 Huyhn, Andy                    3     21:L 10:L 29:W 18:L 16:L 30:W 27:W
25 Vosvotekas, Ross               2.5   14:L 11:D 20:L 16:L 30:W 28:W 18:L
26 Harrison, Richard              2      3:L  6:L 16:W 15:L 27:W 17:- 21:-
27 Atrens, Karlis            1056 2     11:W  7:L  9:L 23:L 26:L 29:W 24:L
28 Anonymous by request           2     15:L 18:W 22:L 19:L 17:L 25:L 29:W
29 Schoech, Franz            1175 1      9:L 23:L 24:L 30:W 19:L 27:L 28:L
30 Millhouse, Kim                 0      7:L 19:L 18:L 29:L 25:L 24:L 23:L

The Tao-ist philosophy ... of anti-smoking: Top South Australian player Trevor Tao has invented a new game ... with the express purpose of discouraging smoking! Tao, apparently, is an avid campaigner against the evil weed. Funnily enough, however, I tried his mind-boggling, go-like game and it soon had me reaching for a gasper, pathetic addict that I am. Think I'll stick to chess!

Tao is more than just a first-class chess-player, incidentally. He's a concert pianist, has two degrees (B.Sc (Mathematics and Computer Science) and B.Mus (Music Composition and Performance)), and is studying for a PhD. He also describes himself as a "cryptic crossword tragic" and a "juggling tragic", as well as being "the man who gives happy face stickers to strangers as a reward for not smoking".

North Queensland Open, Townsville, 7-8 August

No Name                   Rtg  Score  1    2    3    4    5    6    7  

1  Napier, Darren A       1844 6     16:W  9:W  5:W  3:D 14:W  2:D  6:W
2  Abylkassov, Khalimzhan 2087 5.5   12:W  4:D 11:D  7:W  3:W  1:D  5:W
3  Malpas, Geoffrey       2051 5.5   13:W  6:W 10:W  1:D  2:L  5:W  7:W
4  Xu, Mingda             1426 4.5    8:W  2:D  6:L  9:W  5:L 10:W 11:W
5  Ghodosi, Hossein       1877 4     14:W  7:W  1:L  8:W  4:W  3:L  2:L
6  Sculac, Bero           1806 4     15:W  3:L  4:W 11:L 12:W 14:W  1:L
7  Stark, Ken             1688 4      0:W  5:L 13:W  2:L 17:W 11:W  3:L
8  McGregor, Grant             4      4:L  0:W  9:W  5:L 10:D 12:D 13:W
9  Hellmann, Oscar        1748 4     17:W  1:L  8:L  4:L 15:W 16:W 14:W
10 Bartel, Matthew        1010 3.5   11:W 12:W  3:L 14:L  8:D  4:L  0:W
11 Olsen, Noel            1753 3.5   10:L 16:W  2:D  6:W 13:W  7:L  4:L
12 Boni, John             1401 3.5    2:L 10:L 15:W 16:W  6:L  8:D 17:W
13 Derry, Geoff           1254 3      3:L 15:W  7:L 17:W 11:L  0:W  8:L
14 Long Hong, Stan        1210 3      5:L 17:W 16:W 10:W  1:L  6:L  9:L
15 Gordon, Graham         1174 3      6:L 13:L 12:L  0:W  9:L 17:W 16:W
16 Said, Peter            1205 1      1:L 11:L 14:L 12:L  0:W  9:L 15:L
17 Power, Tony            907  1      9:L 14:L  0:W 13:L  7:L 15:L 12:L

ACT Open Championship: After 7 rounds, Ian Rout leads with 6.0 points, ahead of Jovanovic 5.5, Bartlett 5.0; Butler, Kevork, Mosaddeque Ali 4.5; Grcic, Ramakrishna, Petersons, Junta Ikeda, de Noskowski, Shannon Oliver 4.0 ...
Results and games are available from Ian Rout's website.

Fuller's back: Max Fuller, who competed in 9 Olympiads for Australia from 1964-1990 is making a comeback this year after 8 years of inactivity - playing in the NSW Championship. But his luck deserted him in the first round, when he was beaten by Kerry Stead. 69 players are competing in three divisions at Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club, with top seeds including Greg Canfell, Max Fuller, Michael Ginat and George Xie. - Peter Parr

Purdy Memorial Masters: (NSW, 8 players, 7 rounds) FM G.Canfell 6, FM T.Reilly, R.Goris 5, IM V.Feldman 3.5, G.Charles, A.Bird 2.5, C.Ghenzer 2, R.Song 1.5. The main supporting event was won by Ilija Ilic.

FIDE News: The latest FIDE Bulletin has details of a number of events, including the World Senior Team Championship, the Olympiad, the 75th FIDE Congress, the World Senior, World Youth and World Junior and Girls.

Meanwhile, details of the Zone 3.1 Individual Championship Men & Women 2004 to be held in Beirut, Lebanon (13.12-22.12.2004) and the 11th Asia Women's Chess Championship scheduled to be held in Beirut, Lebanon (3.12-12.12.2004) can be found on the website of the Lebanese Chess Federation.

World Junior advice: The All India Chess Federation has urged all contestants to book flights as soon as possible. AICF Honorary Secretary P.T. Ummer Koya writes:

"November-December is a peak tourist season in India and therefore flight from all sectors to India will be over booked. May we therefore request you to make your bookings well in advance lest there should be any difficulty or problems to reach Kochi on the arrival date which is 18th November 2004, the departure date being 1st December 2004.

The last date for accepting the entry is 18th September 2004. Please rush your entry before the deadline.

We may not be able to entertain entries received after the deadline on account of accommodation problem. We request you to help us to conduct the event in the most successful manner.

We would like to state that the following countries have already confirmed their entries: Zimbabwe, Uzbekisan, Cuba, England, Italy, Czech Republic, Hungary and India.

Thanking you
With warm regards and best wishes,

P.T. Ummer Koya
AICF Honorary Secretary"

World News:

Reprieve for Fischer: The Tokyo District Court has granted Fischer an injunction barring his deportation from Japan until the court hears his lawsuit, according to Fischer's adviser John Bosnitch. It could take the court about a year to hear the case, he said. Fischer has also made progress in his bid to marry Miyoko Watai, the head of the Japan Chess Association. Municipal authorities have now tentatively accepted his application for the marriage, after initially rejecting the application because of missing paperwork. More ...

Kuzubov earns GM title at 1st Autumn Alushta: Ukraine's Yuriy Kuzubov has earned his third and final GM norm, aged 14 years 7 months and 12 days. Kuzubov, born 26/01/1990, becomes the 8th youngest GM in history. Ironically, he recently beat the record holder, Sergey Karjakin, in the Ukrainian Championship. He then earnt his final norm at the first Autumn Alushta Tournament. Leading final scores: Paragua 11.5; Ovetchkin, Kuzubov 10.5; Obukhov 9.0; Neelotpal 8.5; Malaniuk, Alexikov 7.5; Vokarev, Annageldyev 7.0; Kalygin, Kobylkin 6.5; Danielian, Hasangatin 6.0; Khurtsidze, Tishin 5.5; Paramonov 5.0. Site | View games

Volokitin Ukrainian champion: Volokitin beat Korobov 1.5-0.5 in the final. In the fight for third place, Moiseenko beat Goloshchapov by the same score. Site | View games

Kamsky for US Championship: Former world championship contender Gata Kamsky has been given a "wild card" to play in the next US Championship. Kamsky was a top player in the 1990s, losing to Karpov in a world title match, but dropped out of the game about five years ago. After studying law - he's about to sit his bar examination - Kamsky has begun playing again. More ...

Moscow Blitz Championship - games available: Leading scores: 1 Morozevich 15.5/19; 2 Grischuk 14.5; 3-5 Zvjagintsev, Riazantsev, Devjatkin; 6 Malakhov; 7 Popov. View games

Albacete: Leading final scores, 9 rounds: Epishin 7.5; Vera, Suba 7.0; Delchev, Hernandez Guerrero, Saldano, Del Rio, Clement Gomez, Movsziszian, Gamundi Salamanca 6.5. Site View games

Pune - rest day today: Early leader Sutovsky crashed to earth in round 5, beaten by Ganguly, allowing top seed Nisipeanu to grab the lead with a spectacular win over Sandipan. Scores after 5 rounds: Nisipeanu 4.0; Kasimdzhanov 3.5; Sandipan, Sutovsky 3.0; Sasikiran, Harikrishna 2.5; Beliavsky, Azmaiparashvili 2.0; Ganguly 1.5; Kunte 1.0. There is also a strong supporting tournament featuring Barua, Vladmirov, Fominyh, Gareev, Dzhumaev and Vakhidov.

Four of the five Indian players in the Category-16 Super GM tournament wore black badges in round 2 to protest the All India Chess Federation's move to cut prize money by 10pc. The cut in prizes seems to be linked to some politics in the local municipal authority. Site | View games

Izmir Open: Final scores after 9 rounds: 1. Tiviakov 8.5; Gurevich, Zarkua 7.0; Pantsulaia, Gritsak, Gelazonia, Klinova, Yildiz, Atakisi, Aleskerov 6.5. Site

Graz Open: Leading scores after 3 rounds: Atalik, Rabiega 3.0; Stanec, Krumpacnik, Danner, Burmakin, Luther, Wittmann, Jahrer, Vajda 2.5. Site

Genrikh Chepukaitis, 1935-2004: Legendary blitz player Genrikh Chepukaitis has passed away. He won the blitz championships of Leningrad and Moscow on many occasions and had a highly inventive style. Another top Russian player, Aseev, also died recently.

World Universities Chess Championship: Leading scores after 3 rounds: Bocharov, Smirnov, Svetushkin 3.0; Ghaem Maghemi, Jobava, Kulaots ... 2.5.

Magnus Carlsen loses Norwegian play-off: Junior star Magnus Carlsen, 13, drew 1-1 against Berge Ostenstad in the play-off for the Norwegian title, inclluding a very exciting first round draw - but the title went to Ostenstad because of a superior earlier tie-break score. Site | View games

Savon wins Botvinnik Memorial: Veteran GM Vladimir Savon - on of the world's best in the 70s and 80s - and former World Women's Champion Nona Gaprindashvili made rare appearances in this Russian tournament. There's also a B tournament for lesser-lights. Final scores, 9 rounds: Savon 6.5; Vasiukov 6.0; Klovans 5.5; Karasev, Chernikov 4.5; Shestoperov, Doroshkievich 4.0; Zaitsev, Shabanov 3.5; Gaprindashvili 3.0. Site | View games | B tournament

Three-way tie in Sants Open, Barcelona: Leading final scores, 10 rounds: Zhang, Hillarp Persson, Korneev 8.5; Stefansson, Stocek, Barrientos Chavarriada, Gonzalez 8.0. Site | View games

3rd Klaksvík International, Faroes Islands: Final scores, 10 rounds: J. Nielsen 6.5; Hermansson, Olsen 5.5; Poulsen 4.5; Bjarsen, Simonsen 4.0. Site | View games

World news including games updated daily at NetChessNews.


Volokitin, And (2638)    --    Korobov, A (2565)
73rd ch-UKR  (5.2)   Kharkiv UKR
2004.09.02     1-0     C11

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 dxe4 5.Nxe4 Nbd7 6.Nf3 h6 7.Nxf6+ Nxf6 8.Bh4 c5 9.Ne5!

Now Bb5+ is a worry
9...Qa5+ 10.c3 cxd4 11.Qxd4 Bc5 12.Qf4 Bd6 13.Bg3 O-O 14.Be2 Nd7 15.Nc4 Bxf4 16.Nxa5 Bxg3 17.hxg3 Nc5 18.O-O-O b6 19.Bf3!

( 19...Rb8 20.Nc6 Rb7 is very uncomfortable for black, eg 21. b4!? Na4 22.Kc2 )
20.Bxa8 Rxa8 21.Nc6 Nd3+
Now black regains the exchange because of the threat of ...Nxf2
22.Rxd3 Bxd3 23.f3 Bb5 24.Nd4 Bd7 25.g4 e5 26.Nf5 Be6 27.b3 Rd8 28.c4 f6 29.Ng3 Kf7 30.Ne4 f5 31.gxf5 Bxf5 32.Re1 g5 33.Nc3 Ke6 34.Rh1 Rh8 35.g4 Bg6 36.Kd2 h5 37.gxh5 Rxh5 38.Rxh5 Bxh5 39.Ne4 Bg6 40.Ke3 Kd7
( 40...Kf5 is very passive, eg 41.b4 Bf7 42.Nd6+ Ke6 43. Nxf7 Kxf7 44.Ke4 Ke6 45.c5! +- )
41.Nxg5 Kc6 42.Ne4 b5 43.cxb5+ Kxb5 44.a3 Bh5 45.Nc3+ Kc5 46.Ne4+ Kb5 47. Ng5 Bg6 48.Kd2 a5 49.Kc3 Bh5 50.Kd3 Bg6+ 51.Ne4 Bh5 52.Nd2 Bg6+ 53.Kc3 Bh5 54.a4+ Kc5 55.Nc4! Bxf3 56.Nxe5
The a-pawn will fall too

Beliavsky, A (2679)    --    Sandipan, C (2555)
It  (1)   Pune IND
2004.08.03     0-1     D43

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 e6 5.Bg5 h6 6.Bh4 dxc4 7.e4 g5 8.Bg3 b5 9.Be2 Bb7 10.h4 g4 11.Ne5 h5 12.O-O Bg7 13.Qc2!? Qxd4 14.Rad1 Qc5

15. Ng6!? fxg6 16.Bd6! Qb6 17.e5! Kf7!

( 17...Nd5? 18.Qxg6+ +- )
18.exf6 Bxf6 19.Ne4 Nd7 20.Qc1!? c5 21.Nxf6 Nxf6 22.Qf4 Bd5 23.Be5 Qd8 24. b3 Qe7 25.bxc4 bxc4 26.f3 g3!
Black must keep the f-file closed. In view of this, white might have done better to play g3!? first and then f3, forcing the file open
27.Qxg3 Rad8 28.Rc1 Kg7 29.Bd1 Rhg8 30.Qf4 Rdf8!?
Offering the exchange, but this seems black's best bet
31.Bd6 Nd7

32.Qxf8+! Kxf8 33.Bxe7+ Kxe7 34.Re1
( 34.Be2 Ne5 35.f4 Ng4 ( 35...Nd3!? 36.Bxd3 cxd3 37.Rxc5 Kd6 38.Rc3 Be4 may be OK for black ) 36.Bxc4?! ( 36.Rc3 Rb8 ) 36...Bxc4 37.Rxc4 Ne3 )
34...Kd6 35.Re3 Ne5 36.Be2 Rb8 37.Rc2 Rb4 38.Ra3 Nc6
Black has co-ordinated his forces very nicely and seems to be getting on top.
39.Bf1 Rb1 40.Rd2?! Rc1! 41.Kf2 c3 42.Rd3 c2 43.Rac3 Nb4! 44.Rd2 Ra1 45.Rcxc2 Nxc2 46.Rxc2 Bxa2 -/+ 47.Rd2+ Kc6 48.Bd3 Bb1! 49.Bc4 Bf5 50. Re2 Kd6 51.Rd2+ Ke7 52.Be2 Ra4 53.g3 a5 0-1

Sasikiran, K (2666)    --    Sutovsky, E (2679)
It  (3)   Pune IND
2004.08.05     0-1     D85

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 Bg7 7.Nf3 c5 8.Bb5+ Nc6 9.O-O cxd4 10.cxd4 O-O 11.Be3 Bg4 12.Bxc6 bxc6 13.Rc1 Qa5 14. Qe2 Rfd8 15.Rc5 Qa3 16.Rd1 e5 17.d5

( 17.dxe5 Qxa2! )
17...cxd5 18.exd5 e4 19.Qc4! Re8
( 19...exf3 20.Qxg4 )
20.Bc1 Bb2 21.Bxb2 Qxb2 22.d6 Qf6 23.Rc6
( 23.d7 Bxd7 24.Rxd7 exf3 )
23...Bxf3 24.gxf3 Qxf3 25.Qd5

Re5!! 26.Qxe5 Qxd1+ 27.Kg2 Qf3+ 28.Kg1 e3!
Ouch! There's no defence to both the mate threat and ...Qxc6
( 28...e3 29.Rc7 Qxf2+ 30.Kh1 Qf1# )

Sutovsky, E (2679)    --    Kunte, A (2532)
It  (2)   Pune IND
2004.08.04     1-0     B43

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.Nc3 a6 4.d4 cxd4 5.Nxd4 Qc7 6.Bd3 Nf6 7.Qe2 b5?!

This already looks dodgy to me, inv view of the obvious
8.e5! b4 9.Ncb5! axb5 10.Nxb5 Qb7 11.exf6 gxf6 12.Bf4 +/-
White is way ahead in development and has significant threats
( 12...Na6 13.Nd6+!? Bxd6 14.Bxd6 looks good for white, eg 14...Qb6 15.Bg3 )
13.Bc4 Nc6 14.O-O-O b3!? 15.cxb3 Rxa2 16.Kb1 Ra5 17.Rd5!
A nice multi-purpose move. White prepares to double rooks, keeps an eye on a5 for a possible discovered knight check - hence restricting the Nc6's movement - and stops ...f5 or ...h5
17...Be7 18.Rhd1 Rg8 19.Nc7+ Kd8
Not ...Kf8 because of Bh6+

20.Rxd7+!! Bxd7 21.Rxd7+!! Kc8
( 21...Kxd7 22.Bxe6+!! fxe6 23.Qxe6+ Kd8 24.Qxg8+ Kd7 25. Qe8# )
22.Bxe6!! Ne5
( 22...fxe6 23.Qxe6 +- )
23.Nb5 Qxb5 24.Rd5+ fxe6 25.Rxb5 Rxb5 26.Qxb5 Rg6? 27.Qe8+
( 27.Qe8+ Bd8 28.Qxe6+ )

Kunte, A (2532)    --    Sasikiran, K (2666)
It  (4)   Pune IND
2004.09.06     0-1     D78

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nf3 Bg7 4.g3 c6 5.Bg2 O-O 6.O-O d5 7.Nbd2 a5

Preventing white's expansion on the queenside, and preparing some of his own
8.e3 Bf5 9.Ne5 Qc8
Aiming for h3
10.b3 Na6 11.Bb2 Bh3 12.Rc1 Bxg2 13.Kxg2 Qe6 14.a4 Nb4 15.Qe2 Ne4!
Now black threatens to take on e5 and then plant a knight on d3
16.Ndf3 Rac8 17.Nd3 c5 18.Nf4 Qa6 19.dxc5 Bxb2 20.Qxb2 Nxc5 21.Qb1 dxc4 22.Rxc4 b6
Black's knights are well placed
23.h4 Qb7 24.e4?! f5!
Suddenly white's kingside looks weak
25.Ng5 e5 26.Nfe6 Nxe6 27.Nxe6 Rxc4 28.bxc4 Re8 29.Ng5 h6 30.Nf3 fxe4 31.Nh2 Kg7 32.Kg1 Qc6 33.Ng4 h5 34.Ne3 Rd8 35.Qa1 Qc5 36.Qb1 Rd3! 37. Re1 Qd4! 38.Nf1 Rf3 39.Re2 Nd3 40.Qc2

( 40...Nxf2 41.Rxf2 e3!! 42.Rxf3 ( 42.Re2 Qa1! -+ ) 42...e2+ -+ )

Sandipan, C (2555)    --    Nisipeanu, LD (2686)
It  (5)   Pune IND
2004.09.07     0-1     B44

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nc6 5.Nb5 d6 6.c4 Nf6 7.N1c3 a6 8. Na3 b6 9.Be2 Bb7 10.Be3 Be7 11.O-O Ne5!?

Targets c4 and allows for repositioning the Ne5 to d7 and maybe c5
12.f3 O-O 13.Qb3 Ned7 14.Rfd1 Qc7 15.Rac1 Rac8 16.Kh1 Rfe8 17.Nab1 h5!
Typical in these sorts of positions
18.a3 Qb8 19.Bf2 h4!? 20.Bxh4 Nc5 21.Qa2

Nfxe4!! 22.Nxe4 Nxe4 23. Bxe7 Nf2+ 24.Kg1 Nxd1 25.Bg5 d5! 26.Bxd1 Qe5! 27.Bd2 dxc4
White's pieces are badly co-ordinated and black threatens ..Qd4+
28.Rxc4 Bd5 29.Rxc8 Rxc8 30.b3 Rc1!! 31.Nc3 Qd4+ 32.Kf1 Bxb3!! 33. Qxb3 Qxd2 34.Qxb6 Rxc3 0-1


Wanted - ACF President: After a couple of years in the hot seat, George Howard is finishing up as ACF President at the end of this year. Nominations for the top job are now open - and must be received by September 30. More ...

The Correspondence Chess League of Australia has been chosen to organise the International Correspondence Chess Federation's next World Cup Tournament. Aussie players paying the $24 entry fee will get an annual subscription to the CCLA - normally $16 - which entitles you to a newsletter and allows you to play in CCLA events. More...

Selection panel: expressions of interest in membership: The ACF Council is reviewing the ACF Selection Panel.

If you're interested in joinging the panel please email Kevin Bonham briefly stating why you would make a good selector.

- Kevin Bonham, ACF Selections Co-Ordinator (Senior Events)

The ACF presents:
Lidums Australian Open Chess Championships
Hospitality Textiles Australian Schools Chess Championships
Hospitality Textiles Tony Colyer Pty Ltd Australian Junior Chess Championships

Where: Mt Buller, Victoria
General enquires: George Howard 0414 841575;

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

Corporations or business sponsors please call George Howard on 0414 841575

George Howard, ACF President

The Australian Clubs Teams Championships is fast approaching, so why not get a team together? This novel event will be held at the Oasis Resort in Caloundra, Sunshine Coast from Monday to Friday 27 Sept to 1 Oct. There's very good, very cheap accommodation available and cheap arifares too. The entry fee is $400 per team of 8 (min 3 females). Perhaps a good opportunity for uni students? Contact Graeme Gardiner on 07 5522 7221

FIDE Zonal - call for applications: The Oceania (3.2b) Zonals will be held from January 30th to February 5th at the Waipuna Hotel and Conference Centre (

Applications to represent Australia at this Zonal are open. Two male and two female players, selected by the ACF as its official representatives, will be provided with free entry into the Oceanic Zonal Chess Championship, and will receive free hotel costs for the event from the New Zealand Chess Federation. Airfares and other costs are to be borne by the selected representatives. $5,500 prizefund. Contact Paul Spiller for event enquiries.

Those wishing to be considered for selection as official representatives must apply, by email or in writing, as per the ACF Selection Procedures By-Laws, by September 10, 2004. Please read item 5 of the ACF Selection Procedures By-Laws thoroughly before applying and ensure that all applicable details required in item 5.4 are supplied. Additionally candidates may submit tournament results and/or a candidates statement - see items 5.6 and 5.7. The Selection By-Laws are available at .

Applications by email to . If an application is not acknowledged within 7 days, please call 6224 8487 or 0421 428 775. Postal applications to Kevin Bonham, ACF Selections Co-Ordinator (Senior Events), 410 Macquarie St, South Hobart 7004.

September 10: Applications close
September 17: Corrections to applications close
October 2: Selections finished, applicants advised of results by email
October 5 (approx): Selections publicly announced in bulletin.

- Kevin Bonham, ACF Selections Co-Ordinator (Senior Events)

Grand Prix tournaments:

These details are provisional. For up-to-date details of these events, please visit the Grand Prix website. The new GP co-ordinator is Garvin Gray, email:

Nell Van De Graaff Classic (includes a teams event) QLD; 3; September 18-19; Somerset College; Graeme Gardiner 07-5522-7221 Email Website
Ryde Eastwood Open NSW; 3; October 2-4; Ryde Eastwood; Website
Redcliffe Challenge QLD; October 2-3; Rothwell Grace Lutheran College; Website; Contact Norm Braybrooke (07) 3203 3732 Email
Laurieton Open NSW; 1; October 30-31; Laurieton; Endel Lane 02-6559-9060
Coffs Harbour Inaugural Open NSW; 3; November 13-14; Coffs Harbour Catholic Club; Bill Ross 02-6651-8855 Email
November Weekender NSW; November 20-21; North Sydney Leagues Club; Website
Fairfield Summer Cup NSW; 3; December 11-12; Fairfield; Shane Burgess 9681-2206; Minh Van Le 0418 497 104

Other tournaments

Full details - see upcoming tournaments on the website.

Box Hill Open Championship: 7 round super-accelerated swiss in 2 sections, on 7 consecutive Fridays from September 17 to October 29. This year with enlarged prize fund of $1000 including a first prize of $500. Considerable discounted early bird entry fees closing 10 PM Tuesday September 7. Other entries close 7.30 PM Friday September 17. BHCC members: early bird fee $20. Full fee $30. Visitors: early bird fee $30. Full fee $40. Rate of Play 90 min plus 30 seconds per move / from move one. Website
International Chess Festival - Open Highlands 18-26 September; Havlickuv Brod, Czech Republic. Website
ASEAN Masters Chess Congress: Several tournaments. Thomas Hoe Tel : (65) 96934049 Fax : (65) 63581483 Email
Cesenatico (Italy) Open International September 4-12; Fax +3954786331 Phone +39335.6615956. Website Email
Malbork Castle Cup: 18-19 September; Poland. Website. Email
Mihail Sadoveanu International Chess Festival; Jassy, Romania; September 20-26; Free entry/accommodation for over-2400s; Contact: ; ; 0040740277850 - Vasile Manole ; 0040741665384 - Vlad Ungureanu. Websites:;;;
Laurieton One Day Chess: September 26; Laurieton Services Club; $15/$5; Contact: Endel 6559 9060.
Qld Girls' Chess Championship: September 25-26 from 9am; 7 Round Swiss; Gardiner Chess Centre, 11 Hardys Rd, Mudgeeraba, 4213. Phone 5522 7221; Prizes: $150 + Shield + Trophy; $100 + Trophy; $50 + Trophy; also Under-16, 14, 12, 10 and 8 prizes. DOP: Graeme Gardiner; Entry Fee: $40 plus $10 CAQ fee if required. Cheques payable to QWCL. Entries to: Gail Young, PO Box 9, Inala, 4077. 3372 8077. e-mail: ; or Graeme Gardiner 5522 7221.
Medal Event: September 26 9.30am; 10 Round Swiss Gardiner Chess Centre; For boys and girls, unrated or with a junior rating of less than 1000. Entry Fee: $12 or $18 Family (at same address) Rapid rated. Medallions, Ribbons and Incentive Awards dependant on entries. Cheques payable to QWCL. Entries to: Gail Young, PO Box 9, Inala, 4077. 3372 8077. e-mail: ; or Graeme Gardiner 5522 7221.
2005 Oceania Zonal: Jan 30 - Feb 04, 2005; Auckland, NZ, Waipuna International Hotel & Conference Centre. 9 round swiss. Prize fund of $5,500 (minimum). Details. - Paul Spiller, Zonal organiser
ICCF World Cup (correspondence, email, web): Starts December at the latest. All welcome. $24 entry includes CCLA membership. Full details.

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