Australian Chess Federation newsletter
No. 282, September 15, 2004

In this issue:
Launceston Swiss
Junta Ikeda
Victorian Championship progress scores
NSW Championship games
A suicide site to die for
Get in touch with Braille
World News
Upcoming Tournaments
Grand Prix 2004

Launceston Swiss, Tasmania, September 11-12:

6.5/7 Kevin Bonham (1943)
5.5 Mile Pavicic (1959)
5 Phil Donnelly (1709)
4.5 John Slidziunas (1792)
4 Ramin Rezaie (1794), Michael Schmidt (U/R), Paul Berzins (1763), John O'Mara (1292) (U1500 ratings prize), Tony Sturges (1344) (U1700 ratings prize), Leo Minol (1219)
3.5 Graham Richards* (1439), Dallas Fry (1370), Sameh Menkarious (U/R)
3 John Tandori (U/R), Noel O'Mara (1517)
2 Remi Ritchie* (U/R)(j)(junior prize), Mustagh Rezaie* (U/R)(j), Brad Watkins*(U/R)
1/6 Samir Hardas* (U/R) (unauthorised withdrawal).

Hardas forfeited to Rezaie round 6 and was excluded from the event. Ritchie defeated M. Rezaie in a rapid playoff for the junior prize.

An Accelerated Swiss was used for rounds 1-3 to avoid expected 700-point mismatches in round 1. Had more been known about the playing strength of the several unrated players maybe a different decision would have been taken - it transpired that Schmidt played at close to 1700 and Tandori at around 1550. As it happened these two played in round 1 as they had been seeded in the bottom half.

Six of the original 25 entrants, including outright contenders Glen Gibbs and Nigel Frame, withdrew before the event commenced for a range of reasons. Also FM Lim Yee Weng was expecting to play but had too many other commitments.

The defining game of the tournament was the round 2 top board clash between Slidziunas and Pavicic. Slidziunas had lost horribly in his two previous games with Pavicic but got one back against the Burnie champion. Pavicic needed to beat Bonham with Black in round 6 to maintain serious chances of winning the event, but the latter came out of the opening with a glorious +/- position before fiddling around too much and letting Pavicic equalise for a fairly lame draw. Tony Sturges, making a rare appearance on board 1 after an upset win over Tandori (who crashed from 3/4 to 3/7), then gave the winner a serious scare before succumbing in time trouble.

John O'Mara is very underrated (despite a tendency to lose on time) and I expect he'll soon be in the 1400s if not the 1500s.

Not too many incidents, apart from Hardas' UWD after losing to first-tournament junior Remi Ritchie in round 5, and a spate of silly draw offers and claims. For instance on day 1, I was offered draws by an opponent who had just exchanged into a dead lost pawn ending, an opponent who was a pawn down and behind on the clock, and an opponent who was behind on the clock and outrated by hundreds of ratings points. - Kevin Bonham

Bonham - Slidziunas 1-0
Launceston Swiss, Tasmania
Annotator: Kevin Bonham

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Bxc6 bxc6 5.d3 g6 6.Be3 Bg7 7.Nc3 d6 8. O-O Nf6 9.e5 Ng4 10.exd6 exd6

10...Nxe3 looked unplayable because of 11.dxe7 but that is refuted by 11...Qb6 so better 11.d7+ Qxd7 12.fxe3
11.Bg5 Qc7 12.Re1+ Be6 13.Nd2 O-O 14.h3
I saw 14.Rxe6 Nxf2! but didn't realise White still has 15.Re7 Qxe7 16.Bxe7 Nxd1 17.Rxd1
14...Nf6 15.Qf3 Nd5 16.Nde4 f5 17.Nxc5 dxc5
17...Bf7! 18.Ne6 Bxe6 19.Rxe6 Nxc3 20.bxc3 Bxc3 21.Rd1! intending d4 is still very good for White.
18.Rxe6 Nxc3 19.bxc3 Bxc3 20.Rb1 Rab8 21.Rxb8 Rxb8 22.Bf4 Rb1+ 23. Kh2 Qd7 24.Rxc6 Qe8 25.Qd5+ Kh8 26.Re6 Qf8 27.Be5+ 1-0

Pavicic - Slidziunas 0-1
Annotator: Kevin Bonham

White should have taken the triple rep draw at move 41 and counted himself lucky after being worse for most of the game. He didn't want the draw ... and didn't get it
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 d6 6.Be2 g6 7.O-O Bg7 8.Be3 O-O 9.h3 Bd7 10.Qd2 Qc8 11.Kh2 Rb8 12.a4 Re8 13.Rab1 a6 14.Bf3 Ne5 15.Bh6 b5 16.Bxg7 Kxg7 17.axb5 axb5 18.b4 Nc4 19.Qe2 e5 20.Nb3 Na3 21.Ra1 Qxc3 22.Rxa3 Qxb4 23.Ra7 Be6 24.Rd1 Ra8 25.Rb7 Reb8 26.Rxb8 Rxb8 27.Qd3 Rd8 28. Rb1 Bc4 29.Qe3 Ra8 30.Bd1 Be6 31.Nd2 Qa5 32.Nb3 Qc7 33.f3 Ra3 34.Qc1 b4 35.Qb2 Qa7 36.Nd2 Ba2 37.Ra1 Nh5 38.Qxb4 Qe3 39.Qxd6 Qf4+ 40.Kg1 Qe3+ 41. Kh2 Qf4+ 42.Kh1 Re3 43.Be2 Rxe2 44.Nf1 Be6 45.Kg1 Bxh3 0-1

11-year-old Junta Ikeda has enjoyed a highly successful fortnight, first winning the Belconnen Premier from a strong field by a full point and then dominating the ACT U/14 Championships.

Belconnen Premier
Leading final scores:
1.Ikeda 7/9;
=2.Wei, G.Oliver 6;
4.Grcic 5.5;
5.Ali 5.

ACT U/14 Ch.
Leading final scores:
1.Ikeda 6/6;
2.K.Smith 5;
3.A.Brown 4.5;
=4.Guo-Yuthok, Van Nguyen 4. - Ian Rogers

Victorian Championship progress scores: Sandler 5.0/5.0; Johansen 5.0/6.0; Dragicevic 4.0/5.0; Froehlich 3.5/5.0; Hacche 3.0/6.0; Depasquale 2.5/5.0; Dizdarevic 2.0/6.0; Stojic d 1.5/4; Lojanica 1.0/5.0; Aghamalyan .5/4; Skiotis 0/5.

Progressive scores in the 2004 Championship Reserves: Beattie 4.0; Lin 3.5; Frost, Yachou 3.0; Matelan, Belletty 2.5; Soesanto 2.0, Wertheim, Beaumont, Rikalo 1.5.

NSW Championship games: George Xie, the top seed (and former titleholder) defeated Minir Nanavati in the second round of the NSW Championship at Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club. Kerry Stead has beaten two former title holders Max Fuller and Michael Ginat. Leading scores after round 2 (16 players, 9 rounds) G.Xie, K.Stead, G.Charles 2: G.Canfell 1.5 - Peter Parr

Stead, Kerry - Xie, George 0-1
NSW Championship

1.d4 e6 2.g3 Nf6 3.Bg2 c5 4.c3 cxd4 5.cxd4 Qa5+ 6.Bd2 Qb6 7.Bc3 Nc6 8.e3 d5 9.Ne2 Bd6 10.Nd2 Bd7 11.O-O O-O 12.Nc1 Rfc8 13.Nd3 Nb4 14.Bxb4 Bxb4 15.a3 Bd6 16.a4 a5 17.Qb1 Rc7 18.Qa2 Qa6 19.Ne5 Be8 20.Rfc1 Rxc1+ 21. Rxc1 Qe2 22.Ndf3 Ne4 23.Rf1 f6

( 24.Ng4 h5! -+ )
24...fxe5 25.Bxe6+ Kh8 26.Nxe5 Bxe5 27.dxe5 Bc6 28.Bxd5 Nd2! 29.Ra1 Rf8 30.f4 Bxd5
( 30...Bxd5 31.Qxd5 Nf3+ -+ )

Bird, Andrew - Ginat, Michael
NSW Championship

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.c3 Nf6 4.e5 Nd5 5.d4 cxd4 6.cxd4 Nc6 7.Bc4 Nb6 8. Bd3 Be7 9.O-O d5 10.Nc3 Bd7 11.Be3 h6 12.Nd2 Rc8 13.f4 g6 14.g4 a6 15.Qe2 Nb4 16.Bb1 Na4 17.Nxa4 Bxa4 18.f5 Bb5 19.Qf3 gxf5 20.Rf2 Rg8 21.Rg2 Rc1+ 22.Kf2 Bh4+ 23.Rg3 Bxg3+ 24.hxg3 fxg4 25.Qg2 Qc7 26.a4 Bd3 27.Qh2 Bxb1 28. Rxb1 Rxb1 29.Nxb1 Qc2+ 30.Nd2 Qf5+ 31.Ke2 h5 32.Qh1 Kd7 33.a5 Rc8 34.Qa1 Qd3+ 35.Kf2


Stead, Kerry - Fuller, Max
NSW Championship
Annotator: Kerry Stead

1.c4 g6 2.g3 Bg7 3.Bg2 c5 4.Nc3 Nc6 5.e4 e6 6.Nge2 Nge7 7.d3 d6 8. Be3 Nd4 9.Qd2 Nec6 10.O-O O-O 11.f4 f5 12.h3

with dreams of an attack on the kingside to counter the oncoming queenside attack from black
12...Rb8 13.Rac1
I wasn't sure quite where this rook belonged, although I think c1 was probably the right square.
13...a6 14.g4 Bd7 15.Kh2 Qa5 16.Ng3 b5 17.b3
This was my defensive idea for the queenside - sit and hold and hope that something would happen on the kingside.
I don't think this is a bad move as such, but it does clarify the situation on the queenside a bit sooner than I think it needs to be. Now black is planning to eventually play a5-a4xb3 and attack the weaknesses on the queenside, however it does greatly reduce white's defensive task on that side at the same time.
18.Nd1 Qd8 19.Bxd4 Nxd4 20.Ne3 Qh4??
A horrible blunder which loses almost immediately!
21.exf5 exf5
Now black loses a piece at least!
22.Bd5+ Be6 23.g5! Bxd5 24.cxd5 Rfe8
24... Be5 was the only way I could see to try to hold the position, although it is still hopeless. 25. Ng2 Bxf4 26. Qxf4

Goodbye queen!
25...Qxg3+ 26.Kxg3 Re2
26... Ne2+ 27. Kf3 Nxc1 28. Rxc1 really isn't good enough either. White simply takes the e-file with his rook and should have a comfortable win.
27.Qd1 Rbe8
At this point I was a little worried that I might just end up being squeezed by the rooks on the e-file. I couldn't see any easy way to challenge the e-file without something catastrophic happening, although of course I did think that the queen for bishop advantage should eventually tell!
28.Rf2 R2e7 29.Kh2 Ne2 30.Rc2 Nc3 31.Qf3 Nb5 32.Qg3
This was my first idea ... with the queen on g3, put the rooks on the first rank and play for Re1 to exchange ... although easier said than done!
32...Nd4 33.Rcd2 Kf7 34.Nh4
This was my next better idea ... getting rid of the knight from d4 and trying to challenge the file via e2.
34...Re3 35.Qg2 Nb5 36.Rde2 Bc3 37.Nf3
I was in no hurry to swap rooks and thought control of d4 was more important.
37...Bd4 38.Nxd4 Nxd4 39.Rxe3 Rxe3
Now it was just a matter of preventing the tricks, while trying to continue with the plan of swapping off. I did also have the other idea of attacking on the kingside with and eventual Qh4 - its something that is tough to stop.
covering both d3 and f3. I was looking to get the queen on f2 to go to h4 and to move the rook from e3, but had to be careful about how it was done.
40...Kg7 41.Kg2 h5
This was something that surprised me a little, but I suppose black has to do something, otherwise he is simply sitting there waiting for the inevitable.
42.gxh6+ Kxh6 43.Rd2 Kh5 44.Qf2 Re8 45.Qg3 Kh6 46.Kf1 Kg7
The final blunder ...
47.Rg2 1-0

A suicide site to die for: Fans of this chess variant should check out, a site devoted to it which contains a feast of information. There are details of a suicide chess program called Nilatac, and even an Encyclopaedia of Suicide Chess Openings ... which gives 1.e3! as the move and counts 1.e4?? and 1.d4?? as blunders. Goodness!

Suicide chess, to the uninitiated, involves deliberately giving up your pieces - capturing is compulsory - with the first player to lose everything the "victor". It's the sort of thing that not-so-good chess players can be very good at, often without realising ... a bit like the Mark Twain character who discovered to his delight, late in life, that he'd been speaking not just English but prose as well :)

Get in touch with Braille: The Individual World Championship of the International Braille Chess Association (IBCA) has just taken place in Pontevedra, Spain. Final standings: Krilov, Dukaczewski 6.5; Draghici 5.5; Palacios, Rasim 5.0; Zsiltzowa, Tadeusz 4.5; Rositsan 4.0; Trkaljanov 3.5; Pohlers 0.0.

World News:

World Chess Championship: The long-awaited Kramnik-Leko starts soon - September 25 - and the organisers have lined up quite a show. The official website features live broadcasts of moves and audio commentary by GMs Dr. Helmut Pfleger and Artur Jussupov. There's also a chat forum, auctions, online chess, SMS (mobile phone) voting and a daily chess quiz with attractive prizes, including chess boards signed by Kramnik and Leko. Besides the match, there are chess tournaments and simuls for spectators and journalists organized by Swiss Chess Federation. The championship is being sponsored by Centro Dannemann.

I was kidnapped: Fischer Former world champion Bobby Fischer has claimed he was kidnapped by the Japanese Government and that his detention in the country is illegal. More... Ian Rogers' recent columns also have a little of interesting stuff

Budapest Cup: Germany vs Hungary The German team of Graf, Dautov, Gustafsson, Lutz, Bischoff and Kritzis taking on the Hungarians (Berkes, Gyimesi, Varga, Ruck, Horvath and Balogh in a 6-round teams event. No games yet. Site

Lausanne Young Masters: Players include Mamedyarov, McShane, Navara, Alekseev, Magnus Carlsen, Kosteniuk, Kateryna Lahno and Papa. Site

European Individual Senior Championship: Leading scores after 5 rounds: Klovans, Tseitlin, Jansa 4.5; Asmundsson; Arkhangelsky; Sorokin; Joksic 4.0. Site | View games

Serbia and Montenegro Teams event: Plenty of heavy-duty players are participating, including Volokitin, Lastin, the veteran Ivkov, Nataf Iordachescu, Georgiev Rublevsky, Aleksandrov and Nevednichy. Site | View games

Polish Teams: Players included Miton, Cyborowski, Rozentalis, Macieja, Krasenkow, Kempinski and Markowski. Leading final scores: Polonia Plus GSM Warszawa 40.5; Polfa Grodzisk Mazowiecki 35.0; KS Damis Warszawa 32.5; PTSz Plock 28.5; AZS UMCS Lublin 28.0; Juvena Hancza Suwalki 25.5; Pocztowiec TP S.A. Poznan 25.0; Zelmer Rzeszow 22.5; Drapol-Jantar Pruszcz Gdanski 17.5; KKS Polonia Wroclaw 15.0. Site

Nisipeanu, Kasimdzhanov win Pune: A slashing victory over Sutovsky in the final round allowed FIDE world champion Kasimdzhanov to catch Nisipeanu in first place in India's first ever superGM tournament. Harikrishna came a deserving third, while early leader Sutovsky ended up in last place. A very interesting tournament with lots of good games. Final scores, 9 rounds: Nisipeanu, Kasimdzhanov 6.0; Harikrishna 5.0; Beliavsky, Azmaiparashvili 4.5; Sandipan, Sasikiran, Ganguly 4.0; Kunte 3.5; Sutovsky 3.5. Site | View games

Dzhumaev wins Pune Open: Besides the SuperGM event, there was also a strong supporting tournament featuring Barua, Vladmirov, Fominyh, Gareev, Dzhumaev and Vakhidov. Leading final scores after 10 rounds: Dzhumaev 7.5; Vladimirov, Fominyh, Sundarajan, Thipsay, Bakre 7.0; Barsov, Iuldachev, Sherbakov, Barua, Roy Chowdhury, Das, Lahiri 6.5. Site | View games

Campeonato Subzonal: Leading final scores after 9 rounds: Ramirez Alvarez 7.0; Murillo Tsijli, Minero Pineda, Urbina 6.5; Leyva Paneque, Hernandez Basante, Valdes Romero, Bravo 6.0. Site | View games

Graz Open: Leading final scores after 9 rounds: Rabiega, Burmakin 7.0; Atalik, Stanec, Krumpacnik, Luther, Kekelidze 6.5. Site

World Universities Championship: Leading final scores after 9 rounds: Smirnov, Khismatullin 7.0; Ghaem Maghami, Aroshidze, Jenni, Jobava, Bocharov 6.0; Svetushkin, Mallahi, Kanep, Haznedaroglu, Gagunashvili, Bitansky 5.5. Teams standing: Russia 16; Georgia 15; Iran, Moldovia 12.5; Romania 12; Switzerland 11.5; Turkey 11; Croatia 8.5. Site | View games

Istanbul Chess Festival: Leading final scores after 9 rounds: Bojkov, Mchedlishvili 8.0; Gelashvili, Neverov, Miroshnichenko, Mitkov, Bratanov 7.5; Barnaure, Brodsky, Gaprindashvili, Georgiev, Inkiov, Nedev 7.0. Site

Iranian Women's Championship: Leading final scores after 11 rounds: Paridar 9.0; Navabi, Pourkashian, Salman Mahini 8.0; Ghaderpour, Tajik, Hemmatizadeh 7.5. Site | View games

Izmir Open: Leading final scores after 9 rounds: Tiviakov 8.5; Gurevich, Zarkua, Tofan 7.0; Pantsulaia, Gritsak, Gelazonia, Klinova, Yildiz, Atakyoy, Aleskerov 6.5. Site

World news including games updated daily at NetChessNews.


Thanks to Peter Parr's SMH column for directing us to these lovely games from the recent Alushta 1st Autumn tournament in the Ukraine, where young star Yuri Kuzubov secured his final GM norm.

Kalygin, S (2440) - Kuzubov, Y (2467)

1.e4 e5 2.f4 Bc5 3.Nf3 d6 4.c3 Nf6 5.Bc4 Nc6 6.d3 O-O 7.Qe2 Re8 8.f5 d5!

Breaking open the centre to exploit the flank loosening and white's underdevelopment

Bxf5!! 10.Bg5
( 10.exf5 e4! regains the piece because otherwise white loses the queen to a pin ... a surprising and potential useful little theme)
10...dxe4 11.dxe4 Bxe4! 12.Qc4
( 12.Bxf6 Bxf3! )
12...Qd5 13.Qa4 Qd3! 14.Nbd2 Bxf3 15.Nxf3 Ne4!
Threatening ...Bf2 mate
16.Bh4 b5! 17.Qa6 Nd4!! 18.Bd1
( 18.cxd4 Bb4+ -+ )
( 18...Nxf3+ 19.Bxf3 Bf2+!! 20.Bxf2 Qd2+ 21.Kf1 Qxf2# )

Alexikov, A (2386) - Paragua, M (2529)

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 O-O 6.Be2 e5 7.d5 a5 8.O-O Na6 9.Be3 Nh5 10.Re1 Nf4 11.Bf1 Nc5 12.Qc2 Bd7 13.b3 c6 14.g3 Nh5 15.a3 cxd5 16.Nxd5 Rc8 17.b4 Ne6 18.Bb6 Qe8 19.Bxa5

White has won a pawn, but an important defender is offside
19...f5 20.Nb6 fxe4! 21.Nxc8
( 21.Qxe4 Bc6 )
21...Qxc8! 22.Nd2 Nd4 23.Qxe4 Bc6
Black has a very strong attack for the exchange

Rf3!! 25.Re3
( 25.Nxf3 Nxf3+ 26.Kg2 Nxe1+ -+ )
25...Nf4!! 26.Nxf3
( 26.gxf4 Qg4+ 27.Bg2 Rxe3 -+ )
( 26.Qb1 Rxe3 27.fxe3 Nfe2+ 28.Bxe2 Nxe2+ 29.Kf2 Nc3 30. Qd3 e4 31.Qxd6 Qh3 is one possibility )
26...Nxf3+ 27.Rxf3 Nxd3 28.Rxd3 Qg4 29.b5 Be4 30.Re3 d5 31.cxd5 Bxd5 32. Bc3 Bh6 33.Rd3 Qe4 34.f3 Be3+ 0-1

Alexikov, A (2386) - Khurtsidze, N (2391)

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 a6 5.Nc3 d6 6.Bd3 Nf6 7.O-O b5 8. Qe2 Bb7 9.a4 b4 10.Na2 d5 11.e5 Nfd7

An oldie but a goodie
12...fxe6 13.Qh5+ Ke7
( 13...g6 14.Bxg6+ hxg6 15.Qxg6+ Ke7 16.Bg5+ isn't any better )
14.Bg5+ Nf6 15.exf6+
( 15.exf6+ gxf6 ( 15...Kd6 16.fxg7 +- ) 16.Bxf6+! Kxf6 17.Qh4+ +- )

The next three encounters come from the SuperGM event in Pune, India.

Kasimdzhanov, R (2640) - Sutovsky, E (2679)

A must-win game for the FIDE champion, who was half a point behind coming into the final round - and badly needed a good result in this event after some recent embarrassments.

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.c3 Nf6 4.Be2

A system used by Svidler in early days. The e4 pawn's immune because of Qa4+
4...Bd7 5.Qc2 Bc6 6.d3 Nbd7 7.Nbd2 Rc8 8.d4 cxd4 9.Nxd4 g6 10.O-O Bg7 11.Nxc6 bxc6
Now white has the two bishops
12.Nb3 O-O 13.Be3 c5 14.Rad1 Qc7 15.f4 Qc6 16.Nd2
( 16.Bf3 Qa4!? )
16...Rb8 17.Bf3 Qa6 18.b3 Ne8 19.Nc4 Nb6 20.Be2 Nxc4 21.Bxc4 Qa5 22.e5!

The beginning of a very interesting attack, exploiting the fact that black's big hitters are on the queenside
22...dxe5 23.f5! Nd6
( 23...gxf5 24.Qxf5 e6 25.Bxe6 fxe6 26.Qxe6+ Kh8 27.Rxf8+ Bxf8 28.Qxe5+ Kg8 29.Qxb8 illustrates the dangers )
24.fxg6 hxg6 25.Rxd6!! exd6 26.Qxg6
Threatening Bh6
26...Qxc3 27.Bh6 Qd4+ 28.Kh1 e4 29.Bxf7+ Rxf7
( 29...Kh8 30.Qh5! seems to clinch it - a nice quiet move. Eg 30...Qe5 31.Bxg7+ Kxg7 32.Qg6+ Kh8 33.Qh6# )
30.Qxf7+ Kh8 31.Qh5 Bxh6 32.Qxh6+ Kg8 33.h3 Qg7 34.Qe6+ Kh8 35.Rf5 1-0

Sutovsky, E (2679) - Nisipeanu, LD (2686)

1.e4 d6 2.Nc3 e5 3.f4 exf4 4.Bc4 Qh4+ 5.Kf1 Be6 6.Qe2 Nc6 7.Nf3 Qh5 8.Nd5 O-O-O 9.Nxf4 Bxc4! 10.Qxc4 Qg4 11.Qxf7 Nh6 12.Qe6+ Qxe6 13.Nxe6 Re8

Black has given up a pawn for rapid development
14.Neg5 Ng4 15.d3 h6 16.Nh3 d5! 17.Nf2 Nxf2 18.Kxf2 dxe4 19.dxe4 Rxe4 20.Be3 Bd6 21.Rae1 Rf8 22.Bd2 Bc5+ 23.Kg3 Rc4!
Black maintains quite an attack
24.c3 Bd6+ 25.Kf2 Ne5 26.Ke2 Re4+ 27.Kd1 Rxe1+ 28.Nxe1 Rf2 29.b3 Ng4 30.h4 Nh2! 31.c4 Nf1!

A nice manoeuvre!
32.Bc3 Ng3 33.Rh3 Ne4 34.Bxg7!?
Loses a piece, but the alternative was utter passivity
34...Rd2+ 35.Kc1 Ba3+ 36.Kb1 Rd1+ 37.Kc2 Rd2+ 38.Kb1 Rd1+ 39.Kc2 Rxe1 40.Bxh6 Rg1 41.Be3 Rxg2+ 42.Kd3 Nf2+ 43.Bxf2 Rxf2 44.h5 Rf7 45.Ke4 Bf8 46.Rd3 Rf6 47.Ke5 Bg7 48.Ke4 Bh6 49.Rg3 Kd7 50.Rd3+ Ke7 51.Rd5 b6 52. Rd3 c6 53.Rg3 Rf4+ 54.Kd3 c5 55.Rg6 Rd4+ 56.Ke2 Rd6 57.Rg8 Kf6 58.Kf3 Ke5 59.Kg4 Rf6 60.Rd8 a5 61.a4 Ke4 62.Rd7 Rf4+ 63.Kg3 Rf3+ 64.Kg4 Rxb3 65.Rd6 Rg3+! 66.Kh4 Bg5+!
( 66...Bg5+ 67.Kxg3 Bf4+ 68.Kg4 Bxd6 69.h6 Be5 )

Harikrishna, P (2609) - Nisipeanu, LD (2686)

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qc2 O-O 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.Qxc3 d6 7.f3 c5 8. dxc5 dxc5 9.Nh3 Nc6 10.Nf2 e5 11.e3 e4 12.f4 Ng4 13.h3 Nh6 14.g4 Qh4 15. Rg1 Rd8 16.b4 Rd1+!?

Flashy, but it doesn't seem to achieve much
( 17.Kxd1 Qxf2 18.Rh1 Qf3+ -+ )
17...Rd8 18.Bb2 f6 19.b5 Ne7 20.Nxe4 Nxg4!?
Again, this looks worse than it is
21.Bg2! Nh6

22.Nxf6+! gxf6 23.Bxb7+
It's now clear that black's in more danger than white
23...Kf7 24.Bxa8 Bxh3 25.Bf3 Bg4 26.Rg2 Nef5 27.Rag1 Bxf3+ 28.Kxf3 Re8 29.Rh2!! Rxe3+
( 29...Qxh2? 30.Qxf6# )
30.Qxe3 Qxh2 31.Qxc5 Nh4+ 32.Ke4! Qe2+ 33.Kd5
The king joins the attack!
33...N6f5 34.Kc6 Qxb2 35.Qd5+
( 35.Qd5+ Ke7 36.Qd7+ Kf8 37.Qd8+ Kf7 38.Qg8+ Ke7 39.Re1+ +- )


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 ...

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Selection panel: The ACF Council is reviewing its Selection Panel. If you're interested in joining 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:
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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. Contact Graeme Gardiner on 07 5522 7221

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
Gosford Open NSW; November 6-7; Central Coast Leagues Club; Allen Robinson 0412 607 207; Keith Farrell (02) 4341 7864
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. Website
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; 5522 7221 Entries to: Gail Young or Graeme Gardiner 5522 7221.
Medal Event: September 26, 9.30am; 10 Round Swiss Gardiner Chess Centre; Contact Gail Young or Graeme Gardiner
Hakoah Lightning: September 27, 7.30pm; 61 Hall Street Bondi, NSW; $10; Vladimir Feldman 0414798503 website
Berger Cup: Oct 11 - Dec 6; Hakoah, 61 Hall Street Bondi, NSW; Pre-registration essential; $30/$40/$20. Contact Vladimir Feldman 0414798503 website
2005 Oceania Zonal: Jan 30 - Feb 04, 2005; Auckland, NZ, Details. - Paul Spiller, Zonal organiser
ICCF World Cup correspondence, email, web; Details.

Best wishes till next time
- Paul Broekhuyse
19 Gill Avenue, Avoca Beach, NSW 2251
02 4382 4525
0408 824525


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