Australian Chess Federation newsletter
No. 288, October 20, 2004

In this issue:
Mt Buller clarification
World Senior Teams
Bridging the gap
Latvian GM Normunds Miezis
NSW News
World News - Kramnik retains title
Upcoming Tournaments
Grand Prix 2004

Mt Buller clarification: The Organisers of the Mt Buller Chess Tournaments - Open, Junior, Schools Finals - would like to categorically state the following person and organisations are NOT involved in organising these events. Therefore when deciding whether to play remember - they are NOT involved.

David Cordover
Chess Kids
Chess World

- George Howard
Main Organiser, Mt Buller Tourneys

Olympiad begins: The 36th Olympiad is under way in Majorca, Spain. Australia got off to a flying start in round 1 - the men beat Japan 4-0 while the women beat Sri Lanka 3-0. In round 2, the men lost 3.5-0.5 against the strong Israeli side, while the women lost 3-0 to Germany. In round 3, the men beat Paraguay 3.5-0.5 and the women beat Lebanon 2-1. Australia's men lost to China 1.5-2.5 in the fourth round with IM Solomon (AUS 2435) defeating GM Zhang Zhong (CHN 2596) and IM Zong-Yuan Zhao (AUS 2410) drawing with GM Xu Jun (CHN 2589). The women's team lost 2-1 to Moldova. Round 5 saw Australia's women beat Finland 2-1, while the men lost 3-1 to Mexico.

Russia is the favourite - its team includes Morozevich, Svidler, Grischuk, Dreev, Khalifman and Zvjaginsev - but Ukraine and Israel have so far set the pace. Anand is making a rare Olympiad appearance for India.

Men's scores after 6 rounds (24 games): Ukraine 19.0; Russia 18.0; India, Bulgaria 17.0; Israel, Azerbaijan, Spain A, Armenia 16.5 ... Australia
Women's scores after 6 rounds (18 games): China 16.0; France 13.0; Russia, Ukraine, USA, India, Bulgaria, Armenia 12.0.

Full details and games available from NetChessNews

Official Site | Results | Scores
Men's Round 1-2 games | Women 1-2 | Round 3 | Round 4 | Annotated Aussie games

Olympiad Appeal - donations needed urgently!

The Olympiad Appeal have so far raised only $1630. The ACF Council encourages and urges chess players in Australia to donate to the Olympiad Appeal. 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 ACF President George Howard on 0414 841575.

Round 6: Australia 2.5 - Tajikstan 1.5

Rogers, I (2593)    --    Khamdamov, S (2150)
36th Olympiad  (6)   Calvia ESP
2004.10.20     1-0     B06

1.e4 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.Nc3 d6 4.Nf3 a6 5.Be2 b5 6.O-O Bb7 7.Re1 b4 8.Nd5 e6 9.Nxb4 a5 10.Nd3 Bxe4 11.Ng5 Bc6 12.Bg4!? Nh6 13.Bxe6!!

14.Bh3 Qf6 15.c3 Nd7 16.d5! Bb5 17.c4! Bxc4 18.Bxd7 Bxd5 19.Nf4 Bb7 20.Ne4 Qd8 21.Nd5!! c6
( 21...Qxd7 22.Nef6+ +- )
( 21...Bxd5 22.Qxd5 Qxd7 23.Bxh6! Bxh6 24.Nf6+ +- )
22.Bg5!! f6 23.Ndxf6+ Kh8
( 23...Bxf6 24.Nxf6+ Rxf6 25.Re8+ Qxe8 26.Bxe8 Rxe8 27. Bxf6 +- )
24.Ng4! Qxd7 25.Nxh6 1-0

Isaev, J (2424)    --    Johansen, D (2483)
36th Olympiad  (6)   Calvia ESP
2004.10.20     1/2-1/2     C16

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 b6 5.Qg4 Bf8 6.Nf3 Qd7 7.Bd2 Ne7 8.a4 a5 9.h4 h5 10.Qf4 Ng6 11.Qg3 Ba6 12.Nb5 c6 13.Nd6+ Bxd6 14.exd6 Bxf1 15. Kxf1 c5 16.Bc3 c4 17.Rh3 Nc6 18.Rb1 O-O 19.Bd2 Rad8 20.b3 Qxd6 21.Qg5 e5 22.Qxh5 Nf4 23.dxe5 Qg6 24.Qxg6 Nxg6 25.bxc4 Ncxe5 26.Rxb6 Nxc4 27.Rb5 Rfe8 28.h5 Nxd2+ 29.Nxd2 Nf4 30.Rh4 Re2 31.Nf3 Re4 32.Rxa5 Rc8 33.g3 Ne6 34.Rxe4 dxe4 35.Ne1 Nd4 36.Re5 f5 37.g4 fxg4 38.Rxe4 Nf3 39.Re2 Rc4 40.Kg2 Nh4+ 41.Kg3 Nf5+ 42.Kh2 Rxa4 43.Re5 Nd6 44.Nd3 Rc4 45.Rc5 Rd4 46.Rc6 Ne4 47.Rg6 Nf6 48.h6 Kh7 49.Ne5 Rd5 50.hxg7 Rxe5 51.Rxf6 Rc5 52.Rg6 Kg8 53. Rxg4 Rxc2 54.Kg3 Rc7 55.Rg5 Rc4 56.f4 Rc7 57.Kg4 Rf7 58.Rg6 Ra7 59.Kh5 Ra5+ 60.Kh6 Rf5 61.Rg4 Rxf4 62.Rxf4 1/2-1/2

Lane, G (2442)    --    Khouseinov, R (2343)
36th Olympiad  (6)   Calvia ESP
2004.10.20     0-1     C40

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Qe7 3.Bc4 c6 4.O-O d6 5.d4 g6 6.a4 Nh6 7.h3 f6 8.Nc3 Nf7 9.b3 Qc7 10.a5 Nd7 11.Qd3 b5 12.axb6 Nxb6 13.Rd1 Be7 14.b4 Nxc4 15. Qxc4 Qb7 16.b5 Bd7 17.bxc6 Qxc6 18.Qd3 a5 19.Nd5 Bd8 20.Ba3 O-O 21.c4 Re8 22.Rac1 Qa6 23.dxe5 fxe5 24.Nh2 Ba4 25.Rf1 Rb8 26.Ng4 Kg7 27.f4 Rb3 28.Rc3 Qa7+ 29.Kh1 Rxc3 30.Qxc3 Qd4 31.fxe5 Qxc3 32.Nxc3 Bb3 33.exd6 Bxc4 34.Rb1 h5 35.Ne3 Bd3 36.Rb8 Bxe4 37.d7 Re6 38.Nxe4 Rxe4 39.Bc5 Bg5 40.Re8 Ra4 41. Bb6 h4 42.Kg1 Ra2 43.d8=Q Nxd8 44.Bxd8 Kf7 45.Re4 Bxd8 46.Nc4 Be7 47.Kf1 g5 48.Ne5+ Kg7 49.Nd3 Bf8 50.Re5 Kf6 51.Rb5 a4 52.Nf2 Be7 53.Ne4+ Kg6 54. Re5 Bf6 55.Ra5 Be7 56.Re5 Bb4 57.Rxg5+ Kh6 58.Rg4 a3 59.Nf6 Bc3 60.Nd5 Ra1+ 61.Kf2 Be1+ 62.Ke2 a2 63.Ne7 Bc3 0-1

Ziyaev, N (2295)    --    Smerdon, D (2425)
36th Olympiad  (6)   Calvia ESP
2004.10.20     0-1     A43

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 c5 3.d5 e6 4.Nc3 b5 5.dxe6 fxe6 6.Bg5 b4 7.Ne4 d5 8. Nxf6+ gxf6 9.Bh4 Be7 10.e4 dxe4 11.Nd2 Qd5 12.Bc4 Qf5 13.Qe2 Nc6 14.Bb5 Bb7 15.Nxe4 O-O-O 16.c3 Rhg8 17.Bg3 Ne5 18.Ba6 c4 19.Bxb7+ Kxb7 20.O-O Nd3 21.cxb4 h5 22.Nc5+ Bxc5 23.bxc5 h4 24.Bxh4

Rxg2+!! 25.Kh1
( 25.Kxg2 Nf4+ )
25...Qd5 26.Qe3 Rxf2+ 0-1

World Senior Teams: Australia's team of Srboljub Zaric, Phillip Viner, Slobodan Krstic and Lachlan Benson performed very creditably at this event on the Isle of Man in the UK, which featured some of the best-known players of yesteryear, such as Korchnoi and Uhlmann. Leading final scores, 8 rounds/32 games: Israel, Germany 26.5; Switzerland 20; Italy, England-1 19; Australia 17.5; England-2 17; Essex 12.5; Britain-3 10.5; South Africa 9.5; Chessmann 9; Black & White Magazine 5. Australoian player scores: S.Zaric (SA) 4.5, P. Viner (NSW) 3, S. Krstic (VIC) 5, L. Benson (NSW) 5 There are some nice reports about the event on the official Site | View games

Bridging the gap: The Chess Association of WA is investigating the possibility of WA players competing in eastern state tournaments in real-time via the internet - and vice versa. The distance and expense of interstate competition is always a big issue for WA's players, says CAWA President Hadyn Barber.

I think it's a great idea, and would strongly urge eastern state tourney organisers to give the matter some thought. The practical issue is that you'd probably need a couple of computer terminals or laptops, and internet connectivity to handle them, plus some scrutiny to prevent cheating. One obvious benefit for organisers would be higher tournament entries.

Latvian GM Normunds Miezis is interested in playing in the Australian Open and has asked for any suggestions for other tournaments that he could play in while he is here. This is an important consideration for professional players - when they travel around the world they like to maximise the opportunity. I will forward GM Miezis the ACF tournament list, but could I ask all tournament directors to consider whether there are any events that could appeal to a GM, and to email GM Miezis with details? Thanks-Ed

NSW News: George Xie (2319) retained his 100% score in the sixth round of the NSW State Championship by defeating Joel Harp (1906). Leading scores (16 players, 9 rounds) G.Xie 6, B.Murray, R.Capilitan, G.Canfell, R.Yu, M.Fuller 3.5 Grandmaster Dejan Antic (Serbia and Montenegro rating 2488) and FIDE Master George Xie are the top two seeds in the Fishers Ghost, Campbelltown tournament on Monday evenings. - Peter Parr

Letters: Hi Paul
Attached is one attractive local game. Besides the game itself, the interesting thing is; Black (Jacob Edwards) is locally known as a player who likes unortodox openings and complications, while White (John Alkin) is known for his solid positional style. In this game they got their styles reversed. I called the game: "Changing the style - from Alkin to Tal".

Regards - Nenad

Alkin,J - Edwards,J [A40]
Brisbane Chess Club 23-9-4
1.d4 g6 2.c4 Nh6 3.Nc3 d6 4.e4 f5 5.Nf3 fxe4 6.Nxe4 Bg7 7.Be2 Nf7 8.Be3 Nd7 9.Qd2 Nf6 10.Nxf6+ Bxf6 11.0-0 0-0 12.h3 Bf5 13.Rad1 e5 14.d5 a5 15.g4 Bd7 16.Bd3 Be7 17.Be4 c5 18.Kg2 b5 19.b3 a4 20.Ra1 Qa5 21.Qc1 Ra6 22.Bd2 Qb6 23.Qc2 Rfa8 24.Rab1 axb3 25.axb3 Ra2 26.Qd3 R8a3? [26...R8a6; 26...Bf6] 27.Bxg6! the first sacrifice 27...hxg6 28.Qxg6+ Kf8 29.Bh6+ Nxh6 30.Qxh6+ Ke8 [30...Kg8 31.Nxe5 Be8 32.Qe6+ Kf8 33.Rfe1 Qd8 34.Qh6+ Kg8 35.Ng6 Bxg6 36.Qxg6+ Kh8 37.Re6] 31.Nxe5 Kd8 32.Rfe1 Be8 33.Nf7+ the second sacrifice 33...Bxf7 34.Rxe7!! the third sacrifice 34...Kc8 [34...Kxe7 35.Re1+ Kd7 36.Qg7 Kc8 37.Qxf7] 35.Qf8+ Qd8 36.Qxf7 Rxf2+ 37.Kxf2 Ra2+ 38.Kg3 bxc4 39.Qe6+ Kb8 40.bxc4+ Ka8 41.Re8 Black resigns 1-0

World News:

Kramnik survives - Superb last-gasp win to retain world championship title: Kramnik pulled out a stunning positional victory in the final - multiple pawn sacrifices followed by a mating attack in a bare-bones endgame - to save the match and retain his world championship title. Few would have dared to take a must-win game into what looked like a drawish ending, but Kramnik piled on the pressure, offering pawn after pawn for a growing positional edge. Eventually the combined assault by rook, knight, king and pawn forced Leko's resignation on move 41.

Official Site | View Championship games | Earlier games between Kramnik and Leko

The final score was 7-7, leaving the title unchanged. Congratulations, Mr Kramnik.

Hungarian challenger Peter Leko leaves the match with a moral victory, having led for much of the contest and saved many tough games with superb defensive skill. He joins a long line of challengers to tie a match but miss out on the title.

After the match concluded, both players made typically gracious remarks. "I had to give everything, especially at the end, to win against such an opponent," Kramnik said. "Peter Leko is an incredible defender. For me it was more difficult than my match against Kasparov in the year 2000." - a remark born out by the fact that Kramnik comfortably beat Kasparov but struggled against Leko, as reflected in the scores. Leko commented: "It was a very hard fight. In the end it was not enough for me to win the title. I'm disappointed, but I'm looking forward to the future. I'm 25 years old, and I hope to get a new chance to become world champion."

Kramnik will now defend his title in a "reunification match" against the winner of an upcoming bout between former world champion Kasparov and FIDE knockout champion Kasimdzhanov. The reunification match will be held in January in the "Dubai Chess City" now being built.

Incidentally, FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov last week unveiled more details of this development. The Chess City will feature clusters of hotels shaped like giant chess pieces - and up to 16 black and 16 white hotels will sit on a 64-hectare plot of land resembling a chessboard. "So far we plan either to copy a Bobby Fischer game or possibly one of Kasparov's," Ilyumzhinov said. 50-storey pawn-shaped hotels will offer 3- to 4-star class accommodation; rooks, knights and bishops will be 60- storey with five stars, and four super-luxury hotels representing kings and queens will tower 70 storeys high. The complex will also house the headquarters of the International Chess Association. The cornerstone is due to be laid in January when Kasparov and Uzbek chess master Rustam Kasimdzhanov play in Dubai.

Intriguingly, Ilyumzhinov also announced plans for a "mini Chess City" in Australia, according to the above press report ... I assume that's a mistake?

Sokolov leads Essent/Crown Group: After a poor start, young Magnus Carlsen beat Short in round 3. Sokolov leads by 2 points! Scores after 3 rounds: Sokolov 3.0; Stellwagen, Short, Carlsen 1.0. Site | View games

Essent/Hoogeveen Open: Players include Gurevich, Baklan, Khenkin, Goloshchapov, Romanishin and Erenburg. Some upsets in round 1 as Dutch GM Sipke Ernst lost against Alexander van Beek, GM Dennis de Vreugt was beaten by 15 year old Robin Swinkels, and Dennis Ruijgrok (2255) beat Chinese GM Shilong Li (2526). Leading scores after 4 rounds: Khenkin 4.0; Gurevich, Goloshchapov, Zhang, Smeets 3.5; Brodsky, Li, L'Ami, Grooten, Erwich, Van Beek 3.0. Site | View games

Fischer threat: Former world chess champion Bobby Fischer, wanted by Washington and detained in Japan since July, may file a lawsuit in the United States on the grounds that the executive order he violated by playing chess in Yugoslavia in 1992 was unconstitutional, his U.S. lawyer says. Reuters report

World news including games updated daily at NetChessNews.

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Kramnik, V (2770)    --    Leko, P (2741)
WCh  (14)   Brissago SUI
2004.10.18     1-0     B12

Kramnik demonstrates why he is a worthy champion in this game: in a must-win situation, he pulls out a very nice win. 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5!?

Unusual for Kramnik
3...Bf5 4.h4 h6 5.g4 Bd7 6.Nd2 c5 7.dxc5 e6 8.Nb3 Bxc5 9.Nxc5 Qa5+ 10.c3 Qxc5 11.Nf3 Ne7 12.Bd3 Nbc6 13.Be3 Qa5 14.Qd2 Ng6 15.Bd4 Nxd4 16. cxd4 Qxd2+ 17.Kxd2
Not many players would go so willingly into an endgame in a must-win game!
17...Nf4 18.Rac1 h5 19.Rhg1 Bc6 20.gxh5 Nxh5 21.b4 a6 22.a4!? Kd8
( 22...Bxa4 23.Rc7 Bc6 24.Bxa6!? ( 24.Ng5!? ) 24...Rxa6 25.Rc8+ )
23.Ng5 Be8 24.b5 Nf4 25.b6!? Nxd3 26.Kxd3 Rc8 27.Rxc8+ Kxc8 28.Rc1+ Bc6 29.Nxf7 Rxh4 30.Nd6+ Kd8 31.Rg1 Rh3+ 32.Ke2 Ra3 33.Rxg7 Rxa4 34.f4 Ra2+
( 34...Rxd4 35.f5 exf5 36.e6 Re4+ 37.Nxe4 fxe4 38.Rc7 d4 39.Rxc6 bxc6 40.b7 Kc7 41.e7 +- )
35.Kf3 Ra3+ 36.Kg4 Rd3 37.f5 Rxd4+ 38.Kg5 exf5 39.Kf6 Rg4 40.Rc7 Rh4 41. Nf7+

A superb win by Kramnik!
( 41.Nf7+ Ke8 42.Rc8+ Kd7 43.Rd8# )

Ukrainian GM Vassily Ivanchuk has been in electrifying form at the Olymiad:

Morozevich, A (2758)    --    Ivanchuk, V (2705)
36th Olympiad  (4)   Calvia ESP
2004.10.19     0-1     B12

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 Bf5 4.f4 e6 5.Nf3 c5 6.Be3 cxd4 7.Nxd4 Ne7 8. Bb5+ Nd7 9.O-O a6 10.Be2 g5!? 11.g4 gxf4 12.gxf5 Nxf5 13.Nxf5 fxe3 14.Nc3 !? Rg8+ 15.Kh1 Qg5 16.Bf3 Nxe5 17.Qe2 Qxf5 18.Bxd5 Qh3 19.Bxb7 Ra7 20.Bf3 Bh6 21.Ne4 Ke7 22.Qe1 f5 23.Qb4+ Kf7 24.Qd4 Nxf3 25.Qf6+ Ke8 26.Qxe6+ Kf8 27.Qf6+ Rf7 28.Qd6+ Kg7 29.Rg1+ Kh8 30.Nf6 0-1

Ivanchuk, Vassily (2705)    --    Navara, David (2620)
36th Olympiad  (3.1)   Calvia ESP
2004.10.17     1-0     B89

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e6 6.Be3 Nc6 7.Bc4 Bd7 8.Bb3 Be7 9.Qe2 Nxd4 10.Bxd4 Bc6 11.O-O-O Qa5 12.f4 e5 13.Be3!? O-O 14.g4 !?

Offering the e4-pawn for an attack
14...Bxe4 15.Rhg1 Rac8!?
An interesting bid for counterplay
( 15...Bc6 16.g5 Nd7 17.g6! gives white a quick and deadly attack, eg 17...hxg6 18.Rxg6 Nc5 19.Bxc5 Qxc5 20.Rdg1 +- )
16.g5 Rxc3! 17.gxf6! Bxf6 18.bxc3 exf4
( 18...Qxc3!? 19.Bd4!? exd4 20.Qxe4 d3 21.Qxd3 +- )
19.Bd4 Bxd4 20.Rxd4 Qxc3

( 21.Qxe4 Qa1+ 22.Kd2 Qxg1 )
21...Kxg7 22.Rxe4 f3 23.Qe3 Qxe3+ 24.Rxe3 f2 25.Rf3 f5 26.Kd2 Rf6 27.Ke2 Rh6 28.Rxf5 Rxh2 29.Rf7+! 1-0

Ivanchuk, V (2705)    --    Radjabov, T (2663)
36th Olympiad  (6)   Calvia ESP
2004.10.20     1-0     B32

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 e5 5.Nb5 d6 6.N1c3 a6 7.Na3 b5 8. Nd5 Nce7 9.Nb4!?

Probably the weirdest move this year ... but white wins the game. There's some point to it, of course. In some lines Nxa6 followed by Bxb5 is possible, and the Nb4 keeps pressure on c6, d5 and a6. Classic Ivanchuk
9...Bd7 10.c4 a5 11.Nbc2 Nf6 12.Nxb5 Bxb5 13.cxb5 Nxe4 14.Be3 d5 15.b6
The white bishops are dangerous
15...f5!? 16.Qe2!? Kf7 17.O-O-O Qd7 18.Kb1 Qe6 19.f3 Nd6 20.f4 Nc4 21.fxe5 Rb8 22.g4! f4 23.Qf3! g5 24.Bxc4 dxc4 25.h4 Qc6 26.e6+! Kg6 27.Qf2 Qxe6 28.Bd4 Bg7 29.hxg5 Rbd8 30.Rde1 Qd6 31.Bc5 Qd2 32.Re6+ 1-0

Volokitin, Andrei (2652)    --    Babula, Vlastimil (2571)
36th Olympiad  (3.1)   Calvia ESP
2004.10.17     1-0     B85

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e6 6.Be2 Be7 7.O-O O-O 8.f4 a6 9.a4 Nc6 10.Be3 Qc7 11.Kh1 Re8 12.Qd2 Rb8 13.a5!? Nxa5 14.e5 dxe5 15.fxe5 Nd7

( 15...Qxe5? 16.Bf4 )
16.Bf4 Nc4 17.Bxc4 Qxc4 18.b3 Qb4
( 18...Qc7 19.Nf5!? exf5 20.e6 Ne5 21.Nd5 Qd6 22.Nxe7+ Qxe7 23.Bxe5 Ra8 24.Bd6! )
19.Ra4 Qb6 20.Qf2!
Threatening Bh6!!
20...Ra8?! 21.Be3 Rf8 22.Nf5! Qd8 23.Nxe7+ Qxe7 24.Ne4! Nxe5?!
25.Bc5 Qd8 26.Rd4 Nd7 27.Bxf8 Qxf8 28.Qd2 Qe7 29.Nd6 Nf6

30.Nf5!! exf5 31.Rd8+ Ne8 32.Re1


The ACF presents:
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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 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: 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)

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:

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
Ralph Seberry Memorial Weekender NSW; 2; 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.

Liberec Open: October 23-30; Czech Republic; Website; Email
ACP Tour - 4th Amplico AIG Life Tournament: Poland, December 18-19; Website; Email: Maria Macieja
Brunei Open: January 14-19; Website; Email Leong Voon Choon.
2005 Oceania Zonal: Jan 30 - Feb 4, 2005; Auckland, NZ, Details. - Paul Spiller, Zonal organiser
ICCF World Cup correspondence, email, web; Details.
Generation Chess has announced "the richest open chess tournament in history" with a guaranteed prize fund of $US500,000. This event will be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota from May 18-22, 2005.

Best wishes till next time
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