Australian Chess Federation newsletter
No. 306, February 16, 2005

In this issue:
SA tournaments
SA Championship
Gold Coast Tin Cup
FIDE rated tournaments deadline
Asian Individual Championship
World Youth Championships
Aussies in computer chess
World News
Grand Prix Tournaments
Other Events
International Tournaments

Recent results from SA:

The Glenelg Allegro
1st James Obst
=2nd Bob Cowley and Robin Wedding 6/7

Full list of prize winners available on the website. It was good to see a couple of strong players, Neil Steffensen and James Hislop playing in the tournament after a break away from competative chess.

The City of Adelaide Junior (U/21) was won by 12 year old Fedja Zulfic with 8/8. Zulfic proved to a by far the strongest player in the field that was missing most of the best juniors in SA. This should not take away from Zulfic's win as he appears to be improving quickly and has been for the last 12 months.

The February Allegro was the first tournament on the SACA calendar. It attracted 36 players, a larger than usual field for tournaments of this type over the last year. The tournament was jointly won by Srbo Zaric and Alan Goldsmith on 4.5 ahead of Michael Peake and Fedja Zulfic on 4. Peake has been playing very well of late, since becoming SACA President. Dutch player David Koetsier played in the tournament and I have been told he is now living here. I believe he has a Dutch rating of 1832, and ICCF rating of 2409. I was also told he had a FIDE rating but cannot find any record of it. I believe David Flude has played and lost to Koetsier in correspondance chess.

The SA Championship has begun. The tournament has been changed to a swiss tournament incorporating both the championship and candidates players, because of the failure of eight players of significant strength to enter championships. A minimum of 1700 had been previously decided on and only 6 players over 1700 entered _ Srbo Zaric, Bob Cowley, James Obst, Rober Hoile, David Koetsier with his Dutch rating of 1832 and Amir Amini.

The biggest surprise in round 1 was Zaric being held to a draw, or perhaps more accurately was forced to hold on for a draw as black against Gavin Haydn. It was Haydn, not Zaric, who had the winning chances. All the other top 5 seeds won, although Franz Schoeh fought exceptionally well against Koetsier and made him work very hard for the win. Karlis Atrens caused an upset on board 6 showing his steady improvement is continuing. Full results should be on in the next couple of days. In round 2, the highlight of the night was probably the board 2 clash of James Obst and Michael Peake. Obst should have won the game fairly easierly but blundered badly in a winning king and pawn ending. This left Peake with a difficult to win ending. After much play with both players queening Peake managed to get up three pawn to none, but then was unable to avoid check so they agreed to a draw.

Leaders are on 2/2 are Cowley, Hoile, Amini and Garcia-Blanco who upset 5th seed Koestier. Full results and next weeks pairing are on the SACA website.

Leading scores after 2 rounds: Cowley, Amini, Hoile, Garcia-Blanco 2.0; Obst, Djelaj, Haydn, Zaric, Peake, Ivkovic, Short

- Scott Colliver

The South Australian Chess Association held its AGM on February 13. Andrew Saint was elected President. Other positions filled include Patron: Richard Thorne; Deputy-President: Alan Goldsmith; Vice-Presidents: Michael Peake, Alex Saint, Robert Hoile and George Howard.

An AGM Blitz tournament held after the meeting was won by Aaron Gurthrie and Matthew Juszczynski on 6/7.

Gold Coast Tin Cup - Queensland: 6 rounds

Rank 	Name 	Rtg 	Pts
1 	Karita, Sean 	1742 	5.5
2 	Weller, Tony 	1744 	5
3 	Lester, George 	1712 	5
4 	Rawson, Sean 	1653 	5
5 	Kingston, Joe 	1645 	4.5
6 	Lam, Anthony 	1640 	4.5
7 	Davidson, Nathan 	1637 	4.5
8 	Ruddy, Alex 	1610 	4.5
9 	Jule, Alexandra 	1562 	4.5
10 	Gearing, Michael 	1310 	4.5
11 	Grenfell, Regina 	1118 	4.5
12 	Al Zaher, Louay 	1593 	4
13 	Korenevski, Oleg 	1572 	4
14 	Saavedra, Bernard 	1632 	4
15 	Finke, Kelvin 	1546 	4
16 	Davison, Wayne 	1546 	4
17 	Muller, Hans-Peter 	1541 	4
18 	Duffin, Mike 	1517 	4
19 	Hodges, Noel J 	1447 	4
20 	Harris, Bruce 	1445 	4
21 	Holt, Stuart 	1436 	4
22 	Wycha, Josef 	1335 	4
23 	Flynn, Chris 	1615 	4
24 	Lei, Yitao 	1288 	4
25 	Ford, Daniel 	1146 	4
26 	Buciu, Aurel-John 	1633 	4
27 	Muller, Jonas 	763 	4
28 	Stahnke, Axel 	1489 	3.5
29 	Straton, Toby 	1467 	3.5
30 	Kaspar, Ric 	1450 	3.5
31 	McIntyre, Brock 	1239 	3.5
32 	Dakovic, Vaso 	1153 	3.5
33 	Stokes, Mark 	1624 	3.5
34 	Nutt, Jeff 	1525 	3.5
35 	Adams, Zane 	1058 	3.5
36 	Bielenberg, Nathanael 	815 	3.5
37 	Stewart, Craig 	1581 	3.5
38 	Russell, Luthien 	1289 	3
39 	Fisher, Jayden 	1104 	3
40 	Johnston, Andrew 	1085 	3
41 	Grigg, Sam 	1220 	3
42 	Hunter, Shayne 	1049 	3
43 	Durden, Derek 	0 	3
44 	Baker, Brendan 	958 	3
45 	Durden, Daniel 	0 	3
46 	Gunn Schrader, Liam 	879 	3
47 	Nakauchi, Gene 	0 	3
48 	McCarthy, Oliver 	861 	3
49 	Tuffan, Kevin 	848 	3
50 	Booy, Peter 	1370 	3
51 	McGarity, Molly 	782 	3
52 	Humphrey, John 	1277 	3
53 	Beilby, Kieton 	757 	3
54 	Buciu, Alex 	587 	3
55 	Erikssen, Caleb 	355 	3
56 	Pedersen-Lee, Lachlan 	1045 	2.5
57 	Thompson, Cameron 	1045 	2.5
58 	Akers, Gerard 	1456 	2.5
59 	Jack, Curtis 	675 	2.5
60 	Kinder, Jessica 	1209 	2.5
61 	Bender, Peter 	1287 	2.5
62 	Arase, Daniel 	0 	2
63 	Curtis, Shaun 	821 	2
64 	Van De Graaff, Nell 	912 	2
65 	Rogers, Jim 	786 	2
66 	McGarity, Liam 	0 	2
67 	Thompson, Ingrid 	999 	2
68 	Stahnke, Alexander 	0 	2
69 	Moren, Erik 	0 	2
70 	Messenger, Jordan 	594 	2
71 	Davison, Andrew 	1030 	2
72 	Nakauchi, Kenji 	0 	2
73 	Hyman, Jayden 	0 	2
74 	McCartney, Nicholas 	537 	2
75 	Arase, Alexander 	0 	2
76 	Toda, Luke 	281 	2
77 	Thurnwald, Peter 	0 	1.5
78 	Jack, Alex 	0 	1.5
79 	Pyper, Jake 	0 	1.5
80 	Curtis, Kristen 	435 	1
81 	Gunn Schrader, Yarran 	156 	1
82 	Beilby, Jaidyn 	0 	1
83 	Mitchell, Nicholas 	0 	1
84 	Seignior, Brody 	0 	1
85 	Stockwell, Adrian 	0 	1
86 	Toda, Yamato 	0 	1
87 	Ohori, Seijun 	0 	0.5

Also in Queensland, the City of Brisbane is under way. Players include 1 Edwards, Jacob A 1989; 2 Pardoen, Alain 1987; 3 Peters, Stephen J. 1912; 4 Alkin, John 1762; 5 Bailey, Cameron R 1761; 6 Leidal, Tamas 1654; 7 Buciu, Aurel-John 1633; 8 Flitcroft-Smith, George P 1631; and 9 Chelebichanin, Nenad 1613.

Next week is the deadline for FIDE rated tournaments to be included in the April 2005 FIDE rating list. Please send your tournament results to the International Ratings Officer Gary Bekker,, if you wish to have your tournament included in the forthcoming FIDE rating list.

Tournament organisers are also reminded to submit the basic details of any future FIDE rated tournaments to Gary so they can be registered with FIDE and listed on the Oceania Chess Calendar website

Many thanks,
Gary Bekker

Asian Individual Championship, Kochi (IND) Dates: 21.03.05 - 31.03.05 Organiser: All India Chess Federation Web Site: Info: Entries will be accepted until 28 February 2005. The venue of the Championship is Hotel Riviera Suites, Thevara Water Front, Kochi-682013, Kerala, India. More than 30 GMs/IMs have already confirmed. The prize fund is an awesome amount of US$33000. The first prize is US$6000 and the last prize (30th) is US$500 . Organisers will provide free board & lodging in star hotel to those with FIDE rating 2550 and above and to one official player. This 11 round Championship will be a golden opportunity for obtaining Titles/Norms. The top 13 players will qualify for the World Chess Championship. Please download the Invitation and General Information or the tournament Registration Form.

World Youth Championships- Belfort, France: Applications are now open for the FIDE World Youth Championship 2005, to be held in Belfort, France, July 18-30.

The event has 10 tournaments, with Open and Girls sections in the following divisions: U10, U12, U14, U16, U18. Australia can send one selected player in each age division who receives free accommodation, and others may also go, subject to ACF approval, who need to meet their own costs.

Applications must be in accordance with the ACF Selection Procedures By-law, which can be found at Applications must include all information required in section 8.2 of the Selection Procedures By-Law, may include extra results and candidates' statements (sections 8.2.3 and 8.2.4), and must be submitted by Wednesday 2 March.

The timetable for the selections is as follows:

Wednesday 2 March - applications close
Tuesday 15 March- deadline for corrections to material submitted and all material including rating files to selectors
Tuesday 29 March - deadline for selectors votes. Applicants will be informed as soon as votes have been tallied.

Please send all applications to me, Kevin Bonham, via email If no reply has been received within seven days please phone 6224 8487 or 0421 428 775. Please note that I will be offline and uncontactable during the following dates: 4-6 March, 11-14 March, 22-24 March.

Please direct all general (non-selection) enquiries about the events to the team manager, Jenni Oliver

- Kevin Bonham
Acting ACF Junior Selections Co-Ordinator.

Aussies in Computer chess: There have been two "Aussie" participants in the recent "CCT 7" international computer chess tournament: Chompster (programmed by Scott Farrell) and SEE (programmed by Tor Lattimore). The event waas a nine-round swiss played on the Internet Chess Club. Visit for more details.


Place Name        Feder Rtg Loc Score Buch.

  1   Zappa,                43  7.5    47.5
  2   Ikarus,               24  7      49.5
 3-5  Thinker,              40  6.5    50.0
      SOS,                  41  6.5    49.5
      Danchess,             27  6.5    45.5
 6-7  Pharaon,              39  6      53.5
      Crafty,               44  6      43.0
8-14  Spike,                28  5.5    48.0
      Fruit,                37  5.5    47.5
      Amateur,              34  5.5    46.5
      Yace,                 42  5.5    43.0
      Gosu,                 8   5.5    42.5
      CEng,                 4   5.5    42.5
      Chompster,            30  5.5    40.5
15-19 The Baron,            33  5      49.0
      Chepla,               36  5      46.0
      Rascal,               7   5      42.5
      Petir,                6   5      40.0
      Matador,              20  5      37.0
20-28 Movei,                35  4.5    49.0
      Averno,               25  4.5    46.0
      Matacz,               16  4.5    46.0
      Butcher,              18  4.5    42.5
      Chezzz,               12  4.5    41.0
      Arasan,               31  4.5    39.5
      Frenzee,              19  4.5    38.5
      Quark,                38  4.5    36.0
      Tinker,               29  4.5    34.0
29-31 Altamax,              11  4      39.5
      Hossa,                32  4      37.5
      GNUChess,             22  4      30.5
32-35 Alarm,                17  3.5    40.0
      Jonny,                26  3.5    37.0
      Xinix,                23  3.5    35.5
      jsbam,                10  3.5    29.5
36-39 Nullmover,            15  3      39.0
      Homer,                9   3      35.5
      SEE,                  2   3      35.5
      Neurosis,             3   3      30.5
 40   Prophet,              14  2.5    32.5
41-43 Fafis,                21  2      37.5
      Tohno,                13  2      27.5
      Telepath,             1   2      25.5
 44   Czolgista,            5   1.5    33.0
Tournament Director Peter Skinner writes:

CCT7 is in the books and was a huge success.

I would like to take a moment and thank International Master Jon Schroer for providing commentary throughout the entire event, and National Master Dan Heisman for providing commentary and conducting interviews via Both provided comments that were on point the entire time. I hope both decide to help us in the coming years, as their level of expertise is greatly appreciated.

From all the participants and myself, I would like to thank the Internet Chess Club (ICC) and in particular Andy McFarland for the incredible support they provided to us. With this being the seventh year in a row that the CCT tournament was conducted on ICC, they have shown a level of commitment that has surpassed all expectations.

We look forward to a continued friendship with them, and honestly can not say enough about the individuals that are committed to providing the best possible resource for online chess.

I want to give a special thank you to Will Singleton, the author of Amatuer. When there was help needed, or advice to be given, Will was there day or night. He is a credit to his sport, and I for one am grateful. I hope next year that he will be around in the event that I am again the Tournament Director, as without him, I don't know if I could have completed the job. Thank you Will!

This year we crowned a new champion in the program Zappa by Anthony Cozzie. It played brilliantly the entire tournament and deserves to be called a champion. Finishing with a 7.5/9.0 score in a field that International Master Jon Schroer called the strongest chess he has seen from the CCT tournaments, surely deserves it's just rewards.

Ikarus by Munjong & Muntsin Kolss finished with a superb effort of 7.0/9.0. I will guarantee this program will one day become a champion in any tournament. It played solid, fantastic chess and was rewarded with a second place finish.

ChessThinker by Lance Perkins was the only undeafeated program in the tournament. With four wins and 5 draws for a total of 6.5/9.0 was remarkable. With a bit more luck it could have easily won the event. It has progressed in fine form, and we look forward to seeing it participate again.

Also with 6.5/9.0 was SOS by Rudolf Huber and DanChess by Dan Shawul. Both played very well, and top honors are justly deserved.

Last year's champion Crafty by Robert Hyatt finished with a strong 6.0/9.0. With no preparation and little warning Crafty played as well as it could have. There were issues with the operator, so Robert had to use the same program, book, and hardware that is normally playing on ICC under the account "Crafty". Considering all it faced, Robert should be very pleased with the result, and I am positive will come out next year guns a blazin'.

Pharaon by Franck Zibi also managed a 6.0/9.0 score. It played some of the best tactics seen at this event, and will be pleased with the result. It came in seeded sixth, and finished for a tie of sixth. Look for it to be seeded higher next year, and it's opponents to prepare for it more. It is a dangerous program with sharp tactics, and a solid all around game. Personally I thought it might finish slightly higher, but it's final result should be nothing to scoff at.

All the programs at this year tournament were classfied as amateurs. With the results and the level of chess played one has to wonder why. When you match up terrific chess, and incredible sportmen like the participants this year, there is little doubt these these gentlemen are professionals at what they do.

I am looking forward to watching all the programs progress in their efforts, and would like to thank each of them for providing all of us with two incredible days of excitement. Next year should only be better, and will continue with the same level of participation.

As the Tournament Director this year, I was able to sit back and watch all the games in progress. It was fun, funny, exciting, and inspiring all at the same time.

CCT is an event for the authors, but more importantly it is about the people watching. This year we had a level of specators never seen before. CCT as a whole is getting better each year, and more attractive to the average chess player. The coverage is improving steadily, and must continue to grow. This year was only another stepping stone in that direction.

Thank you to everyone involved that had the confidence in me to TD the event. I look forward to talking with you all in the future, and I hope the event was to your liking. I would be honored to do it again.

Good luck in the future is whatever your life challenges you with.

- Peter Skinner (Tournament Director CCT7)

Australian Championships 2005/2006 - Junior Championships 2006 - Call for Bids

In April 2004 the ACF Council called for bids for the Australian Championships 2005/2006 and associated events, the Australian Junior Championships 2006 and the Australian Schools Teams Championships 2005.

The only bid received was from the NSWCA/NSWJCL for the Australian Schools Teams Championships 2005. That bid was accepted at the ACF Council meeting on 11 October 2004.

This leaves the other events without a formal bid. I am anxious to ensure that we have the situation clarified and any bids in a state suitable for acceptance at the next ACF Council meeting to be held at Easter. By then there will be only 9 months' lead time for the events.

The purpose of this notice is to call formally (again) for bids for the Australian Championship 2005/2006 and/or the Australian Junior Championships 2006.

Bids are to be submitted in writing (includes email) by 5pm on Thursday 10 March 2005 to Jey Hoole, ACF Secretary

A form of application (in either PDF or Word format) that covers the matters required by the ACF By-laws to be addressed is available by e-mail from me.

Should not all the required information be available by the deadline, as much as is available should be supplied.

If any bid is submitted on the basis of the ACF running the event direct, rather than granting its running upon application by a State Association, attention is drawn to By-law 14 of the By-laws for ACF Tournaments which provides that "the Council shall determine the State where a tournament will be held with the approval of the State Association of that State". Any such application should also give particulars of the proposed organising committee as it is not to be assumed that the ACF would undertake that task.

Denis Jessop
ACF President


Dear Sir/Madam
The UK Chess as a Sport 2005 website has been completely revised. Would you take a look at our URL We would like you to consider putting this on your links page. The Chess Expedition 2005 makes interesting reading. 'Around the World in 64 games'

Many Thanks

World News:

FIDE's 2005 World Chess Championship (knockout) will be held at the end of the year in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Aeroflot Open: A huge event in Moscow. Players include Ivanchuk, Akopian, Bologan, Sakaev, Radjabov, Khalifman, Mamedyarov, Movsesian etc. Site : View games

Cappelle la Grande: There are 590 players including Delchev, Socko, Spraggett, Rozentalis etc. Leading scores after 6 rounds: Bagheri 5.5; Kveinys, Malakhatko, Bobras, Oleksienko, Kovchan 5.0. Site : View games

Navara wins Czech Championship: Leading final scores after 11 rounds: Navara, Stocek 8.0; Babula 7.5; Hracek 6.5; Jansa, Cvek 6.0; Jirovsky 5.5; Haba 5.0; Klima, Lechtynsky 4.0; Vokac 3.0; Cifka 2.5. Site : View games

Iraqi powerbroker dislikes chess: Chess is completely forbidden, according to Ayatollah Sistani, the Islamic cleric who has emerged as a powerful force in Iraq after the recent election. Curiously, the ban on chess seems to be associated with negative attitudes towards gambling. And curiously enough, too, chess is not banned in neighbouring Iran. You can read Sistani's views here

Kish GM tournament, Iran: A 9-round swiss in Tehran with $10,000 prize money. Leading final scores after 9 rounds: Moradiabadi, Ghaem Maghami, Petrosian, Gleizerov 8.0; Agamaliev 7.0; Kunte 6.5. Site : View games

Gelfand, Harikrishna win Bermuda International: This year the tournament featured the exciting young Ukrainian player Volokitin, who started poorly but ended on 50%. Final scores after 10 rounds: 1. Gelfand, Boris g ISR 2696 6.0; 2. Harikrishna, P g IND 2632 6.0; 3. Dominguez, Lenier g CUB 2661 5.0; 4. Volokitin, Andrei g UKR 2685 5.0; 5. Vescovi, Giovanni g BRA 2645 4.5; 6. Macieja, Bartlomiej g POL 2618 3.5. Site : View games

Correspondence champion: Joop van Oosterom from the Netherlands - a Dutch billionaire who made his fortune as the founder of the Volmac Software Group, and the sponsor of the "Amber" blitz/lightning events - has just become the 18th correspondence chess world champion, scoring 11 points from 14 games (8 wins and 6 draws). ICCF : View games


Yrjola, J (2401) -- Czarnota, D (2212)
21st Open (1) Cappelle la Grande FRA
2005.02.12 1-0 D47

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e3 e6 5.Nf3 Nbd7 6.Bd3 dxc4 7.Bxc4 b5 8. Bd3 b4 9.Ne4 Be7 10.O-O O-O 11.Nxf6+ Nxf6 12.e4 Bb7 13.e5 Nd7 14.Be4 h6 15.Be3 Re8 16.Nd2 Rc8 17.Qg4 Kh8 18.Qh3 Bf8 19.f4 Ba6

20.f5!! Bxf1 21.Rxf1 exf5 22.Qxf5 g6 23.Qxf7 Qe7 24.Qxg6 Qg7 25.Qh5 Nxe5!? 26.Rxf8+!!
( 26.dxe5 Rxe5 27.Qf3 Bc5 )
26...Rxf8 27.dxe5 Rg8 28.Bxh6 Qg4


Sulskis, S (2564) -- Saiboulatov, D (2359)
21st Open (1) Cappelle la Grande FRA
2005.02.12 0-1 C05

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.c3 c5 6.f4 Nc6 7.Ndf3 Qb6 8.g3 cxd4 9.cxd4 Be7 10.h4 f6 11.a3 O-O 12.b4 fxe5 13.dxe5 a5 14.b5 Ncxe5 15. fxe5 Nxe5 16.Ra2 Bc5 17.Bd3 Ng4 18.Ng5 Bf2+ 19.Kd2 e5 20.Bxh7+ Kh8 21.Kc2 Qxb5 22.a4 Qb4 23.Qxd5

Be6!! 24.Nxe6 Rac8+ 25.Kd3 Qc3+
( 25...Qc3+ 26.Ke4 ( 26.Ke2 Qe1+ 27.Kd3 Rc3# ) 26...Nf6+ )

Plachetka, J (2441) -- Ravot, S (2253)
21st Open (1) Cappelle la Grande FRA
2005.02.12 1-0 C60

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nge7 4.c3 d6 5.d4 Bd7 6.O-O g6 7.d5 Nb8 8.c4 !? Bg7 9.Nc3 O-O 10.Bxd7 Nxd7 11.Be3 h6 12.Ne1 f5 13.f3 Nf6 14.Nd3 Qd7 15. Rc1 a6 16.c5 fxe4 17.fxe4 Ng4 18.Bd2 Rxf1+ 19.Qxf1 h5 20.h3 Nh6 21.c6!

( 21...bxc6 22.dxc6 Nxc6 ( 22...Qxc6 23.Nd5 Qe8 24.Nxc7 ) 23.Nd5! With the twin threats of Bxh6/Nf6+ and Rxc6/Ne7+ )
22.Bg5! Bf8 23.Qf6 bxc6 24.Rf1
( 24.Bxh6 Bxh6 25.Qxe7 Bxc1 26.Nxc1 )
24...Qe8 25.Qe6+ Kg7 26.Rxf8 Qxf8 27.Bxe7 Qf7 28.Qxf7+ Kxf7 29.Bg5 Ng8 30. dxc6
( 30.dxc6 Rb8 31.Nd5 Rc8 32.b4 )

Kadziolka, B (2321) -- Skatchkov, P (2483)
21st Open (1) Cappelle la Grande FRA
2005.02.12 1/2-1/2 C40

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d5 3.exd5 e4 4.Qe2 Nf6 5.Nc3 Be7 6.Nxe4 Nxd5 7.d4 O-O 8.c4 Nb4 9.a3 Re8!?

( 10.axb4 Bxb4+ 11.Bd2 Bxd2+ 12.Nfxd2 f5 )
10...Bg5!? 11.Bxg5!?
( 11.Be3 Bxe3 12.fxe3 Rxe3!! 13.Qxe3 Nc2+ )
11...Rxe2+ 12.Bxe2 Nc2+ 13.Kd2 f6 14.Kxc2 Bf5+ 15.Bd3 Bxd3+ 16.Kxd3 fxg5 17.h3 Nc6 18.d5 Qd7 19.Rae1 Qf5+?! 20.Re4 Na5 21.b4
Now black loses another piece
21...Nxc4 22.Kxc4 c6 23.dxc6 Rc8 24.Rhe1 Rxc6+ 25.Kb3 h6 26.Nd4 Qf7+ 27.Kb2 Rc8 28.f3 Kh7 29.R1e3 Qd7 30.g4 b6 31.b5 Rc7 32.Nf5 Qd2+ 33. Kb3 Qg2 34.Re7 Rxe7 35.Rxe7 Qxh3 36.Rxg7+ Kh8 37.Rxa7 Qxf3 38.Nxh6?!

Qxc3+ !!
with stalemate!

Shaw, J (2445) -- Marechal, A (2258)
21st Open (1) Cappelle la Grande FRA
2005.02.12 1-0 C07

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 c5 4.exd5 Qxd5 5.Ngf3 cxd4 6.Bc4 Qd6 7.Qe2 Nf6 8.Nb3 Nc6 9.Bg5 Be7 10.O-O-O a6 11.Nbxd4 Nxd4 12.Rxd4 Qc7 13.Ne5 O-O 14. Bd3 b5 15.Rf4!? Bb7 16.Re1 Rad8

17.Bxf6 Bxf6 18.Rxf6!! gxf6 19.Qg4+ Kh8 20.Qh4!! f5 21.Qf6+ Kg8 22.Re3 Rxd3 23.Rxd3 f4 24.Rd7 Qa5 25.c3 Qxa2 26. Qg5+
( 26.Qg5+ Kh8 27.Nxf7+ Rxf7 28.Rd8+ )

Seret, JL (2359) -- Perunovic, Mil (2564)
21st Open (1) Cappelle la Grande FRA
2005.02.12 1-0 B30

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.e5 Nd5 5.Nc3 Nc7 6.Bxc6 dxc6 7.d3 g6 8.Be3 b6 9.Qd2 Bg4 10.Ng5 h6 11.Nge4 Bg7 12.f4 Qd7 13.h3 Be6 14.O-O-O O-O-O

15.Bxc5!! bxc5 16.Nxc5 Qd4 17.N3e4!
The decisive follow-up, allowing the white queen to penetrate while keeping the black queen out of the critical region
17...Rd5 18.Qa5 g5 19.Qxa7 gxf4 20.c3!? Qxe5
( 20...Qe3+ 21.Kb1 )
21.d4 Qf5 22.Rhe1 f3 23.gxf3 h5 24.Kb1 Rxc5
( 24...Kd8 25.Qb8+ Bc8 26.Ka1 )
25.dxc5 Bd5 26.Ka1 Qxf3 27.Nd2 Qf6 28.Rf1 Qh4 29.c4 Be6 30.Qb6 Qd4 1-0

Magomedov, Ma (2575) -- Michalczak, T (2376)
21st Open (1) Cappelle la Grande FRA
2005.02.12 1-0 C77

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.d3 d6 6.c3 g6 7.Nbd2 Bg7 8. Nf1 b5 9.Bc2 Bb7 10.Bg5 h6 11.Bh4 O-O 12.Ne3 Qd7 13.O-O Ne7 14.Re1 c5 15. a4 Rfe8 16.h3 Rad8 17.Bb3 Qc7 18.axb5 axb5 19.Bxf6 Bxf6 20.Ng4 Bg7 21.Qd2!

The point is that f7's undefended so ...Kh7 isn't possible
21...g5 22.h4! h5 23.Ne3 g4 24.Ng5 d5 25.exd5 Nxd5 26.Qc2!
preparing for d4!
26...f6 27.Ra7! Qb6

28.Rxb7!! Qxb7 29.Bxd5+ Rxd5 30.Qb3 Rd8
( 30...c4 31.dxc4 Rc5 32.cxb5+ Kh8 33.Nf7+ Kh7 34.Nd6 Qd7 35.Nxe8 Qxe8 36.c4 +- )
31.Ne6 Kh8 32.Nf5! R8d7 33.Ra1! Qc6 34.Nexg7 Rxg7 35.c4!! bxc4 36.Qb8+ Rg8 37.Qxg8+!! Kxg8 38.Ne7+ Kf7 39.Nxc6 cxd3 40.Na5 f5 41.Kf1 f4 42.Ke1 Rd4 43.Kd2 Rb4 44.b3 e4 45.g3 fxg3 46.fxg3 Ke6 47.Ke3 Rb5 48.Nc4 Rxb3 49.Nd2 Rb2 50.Nxe4 c4 51.Kd4 Rc2 52.Nc3 Kf5 53.Rf1+ Kg6 54.Kxc4 Rg2 55.Ne4 d2 56. Kd3 1-0

Yevseev, D (2550) -- Laurent, B (2348)
21st Open (1) Cappelle la Grande FRA
2005.02.12 1-0 E04

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.g3 d5 4.Bg2 dxc4 5.Nf3 c5 6.O-O Nc6 7.Ne5 Bd7 8. Na3 cxd4 9.Naxc4 Be7 10.Qb3 Nxe5 11.Nxe5 Qb6 12.Nxd7 Nxd7 13.Bxb7 Qxb3 14. axb3 Rb8 15.Bc6 Bc5 16.Bf4 Rxb3 17.Rfc1 Bb6 18.Ba4 Rxb2 19.Rc8+ Bd8 20.Bc6

O-O 21.Bxd7 Bb6 22.Rac1

Foisor, O (2381) -- Socko, B (2591)
21st Open (1) Cappelle la Grande FRA
2005.02.12 0-1 E81

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.f3 O-O 6.Be3 a6 7.Qd2 Nbd7 8. Nh3 c5 9.Nf2 Qa5 10.Rc1 Rb8 11.d5 b5 12.b3 Ne5 13.Be2 bxc4 14.bxc4 Rb4 15. Ncd1 Qc7 16.Bh6 Bxh6 17.Qxh6 Bd7 18.f4 Neg4 19.Bxg4 Bxg4 20.Ne3

Rb2!! 21. O-O
( 21.Nexg4 Nxg4 22.Nxg4 Qa5+ 23.Kf1 Qd2 -+ )
21...Be2 22.Rfe1 Rxa2 23.Qg5 Rb8 24.e5 dxe5 25.fxe5 Nh5 26.Ne4 h6 27.d6 exd6 28.Qxh6 dxe5 29.Nd5 Qd8 30.Ng5 Nf6

31.Rf1! Bxf1 32.Rxf1 Qxd5!!
looks like the only move
33.cxd5 Rb6
White to play ... and lose!
34.h3 c4 35.Rxf6
Not bad in itself, but white follows up badly
35...Rxf6 36.Qh7+ Kf8 37.Ne4
( 37.Qh8+ Ke7 38.d6+ Rxd6 39.Qxe5+ Kd7 40.Nxf7 Rdd2 41.Qe4 )
( 37.d6! looks strong 37...Ke8 38.Qh8+ )
37...Rf5 38.d6??
( 38.Qh8+ Ke7 39.d6+ Kd7 40.Qf8 looks good )
38...Ra1+ 39.Kh2 Rh5!
winning the queen
40.d7 Rd1 0-1

Ushenina, A (2357) -- Hebden, M (2521)
21st Open (2) Cappelle la Grande FRA
2005.02.13 0-1 C45

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Bc5 5.Be3 Qf6 6.c3 Nge7 7.Bc4 Ne5 8.Be2 d6 9.O-O Qg6 10.Kh1 O-O 11.f4 Qxe4!? 12.Nd2! Qxe3 13.Nc2!

Ng4 14.Nxe3 Nxe3 15.Qa4 c6 16.Rfc1 b5 17.Qb3 Be6 18.c4 Rab8 19.Qc3 bxc4 20.Nxc4 N7d5 21.Qd2 Rfe8 22.a3 Nxc4 23.Rxc4 Be3 24.Qc2 Nxf4 25.Re4 Bd5 26.Rxe8+ Rxe8 27.Bf3 Bxf3 28.gxf3 h5 29.Qxc6 Re6 30.Re1 d5 31.Qc8+ Kh7 32.Qxe6 fxe6 33. Rxe3 g5 34.Kg1 Kg6 35.Kf2 g4 36.fxg4 hxg4 37.b4 d4 38.Rb3 e5 39.b5 e4 40. a4 e3+ 41.Ke1 d3 42.Rb1 Nd5 43.Rb3 Nf4 44.Rb1 Ng2+ 45.Kf1 Nh4 46.b6 axb6 47.Rxb6+ Kf5 48.a5 Nf3 49.Rb2 Ke4 50.Rb4+ Kd5 51.Rb2 Nd4 52.Ke1 Nc2+

Gonzalez Garcia, J (2470) -- Olszewski, Mi (2339)
21st Open (2) Cappelle la Grande FRA
2005.02.13 1-0 A58

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 b5 4.cxb5 a6 5.bxa6 g6 6.Nc3 Bxa6 7.Nf3 d6 8. g3 Nbd7 9.Bg2 Nb6 10.b3 Bb7 11.Nh4 Bg7 12.Rb1 O-O 13.O-O Ra5 14.a4 Qa8 15. Bd2 Rc8 16.e4 Ne8 17.Bh3 Rd8 18.Re1 Nc7 19.Na2 Ra7 20.Bc3 e6 21.Bxg7 Kxg7 22.Qd2 exd5 23.Qg5 Ne8 24.e5 dxe5 25.Nf5+ Kg8 26.Nh6+ Kg7 27.Nf5+ Kg8 28. Ne7+ Kg7 29.Qxe5+ f6

30.Nf5+!! gxf5 31.Qe7+ Kh6
( 31...Kg6 32.Bxf5+!! Kxf5 33.Qxh7+ Kg5 34.h4+ Kg4 35.Qg6+ Kf3 36.Qf5# )
32.Qf8+ Kg6 33.Re7 1-0

Akopian, Vl (2693) -- Dvoirys, S (2595)
Aeroflot Open (1) Moscow RUS
2005.02.15 1-0 A31

1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.g3 Nc6 4.Bg2 d6 5.d4 cxd4 6.Nxd4 Bd7 7.O-O g6 8. Nc3 Bg7 9.Nc2 h5 10.Bg5 Nh7 11.Bf4 Rc8 12.Nd5 h4 13.Qd2 Nf6 14.Nce3 h3 15. Bf3 Nh5 16.Bxh5 Rxh5 17.g4!? Rh8 18.Rad1 Ne5 19.Qb4!? Nxg4 20.Nxg4 Bxg4

21.c5! Rxc5
( 21...dxc5 22.Qxb7 )
22.Qxc5!! dxc5 23.Nc7+ Qxc7 24.Bxc7 f6
Note that black can't castle because of the earlier Rh8 moves
( Not 24...Bxe2 25.Rd8# )
25.Rd8+ Kf7 26.Rxh8 Bxh8 27.Rc1 Bxe2 28.Rxc5 f5 29.b3 Bf6 30.Be5 g5 31.Bb8 !? f4 32.Bxa7 Bf3 33.Bb8 Kg6 34.Be5 Bxe5 35.Rxe5 Kf6 36.Rc5 g4 37.a4 e5 38.a5 Ke6 39.b4 Kd6 40.Rc3 Be2 41.Rc8 e4 42.Rf8 Ke5 43.Rf7 Bf3 44.b5 e3 45.fxe3 fxe3 46.a6 e2 47.Re7+ Kd6 48.Rxe2!! bxa6
( 48...Bxe2 49.a7 )
49.Rd2+ Kc5 50.bxa6 Kb6 51.Rd6+ Ka7 52.Kf2 Be4 53.Kg3 Bf3 54.Rg6 Be2 55. Rxg4 Kxa6 56.Kxh3 1-0

Naiditsch, A (2623) -- Petrosian, TL (2568)
Aeroflot Open (1) Moscow RUS
2005.02.15 1-0 B55

1.e4 c5 2.Ne2 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.f3!? e5 6.Nb3 d5 7.Bg5 Be6 8.Bxf6 gxf6 9.exd5 Bxd5 10.Nc3 Bb4 11.Qd3 Bxc3+ 12.Qxc3

White's crude opening has been effective - black is dangerously exposed
12...Be6 13.Bb5+ Kf8
...Nd7 is dangerous because of 0-0-0, Nc5 etc
14.Nc5 Kg7 15.f4! exf4 16.O-O Qb6 17.Rxf4!! Rc8
( 17...Qxb5 18.Qxf6+ Kg8 19.Rg4+ Kf8 20.Nxe6+ )

18.b4! Kg8 19.Qxf6!! Qxb5 20.Qg5+ Kh8 21.Nxe6! Qxg5 22.Nxg5 Nc6 23.Rxf7 Re8 24.Rxb7 h5 25.h4 Nb8 26.Nf7+

Sadvakasov, D (2635) -- Ivanov, Se1 (2574)
Aeroflot Open (1) Moscow RUS
2005.02.15 1-0 B64

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 d6 6.Bg5 e6 7.Qd2 Be7 8.O-O-O O-O 9.f4 h6 10.Bh4 Bd7 11.Nf3 Qa5 12.Kb1 Rfd8 13.Bd3 b5 14.g4 b4 15.Ne2 Nxg4 16.Rhg1 Bxh4 17.Nxh4 Qh5 18.Qe1 Nf6 19.f5 e5 20.Qg3 Ne8 21.Qf2 Kh8

22.Nf4!! exf4 23.Be2!
and the queen is lost
23...Qg5 24.Rxg5 hxg5 25.Nf3 f6 26.Qg2 Ne7 27.h4 g4 28.Qxg4 d5 29. Qxf4 Rac8 30.Nd4 a5 31.h5 dxe4 32.h6 g6 33.fxg6 Nxg6 34.Qg3 Ne7 35.Bh5 Nf5 36.Nxf5 Bxf5 37.Rg1 1-0

Sakaev, K (2677) -- Lastin, A (2588)
Aeroflot Open (1) Moscow RUS
2005.02.15 1-0 D15

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 a6 5.c5 Nbd7 6.Bf4 Nh5 7.Bd2 g6 8.e4 dxe4 9.Nxe4 Ndf6 10.Nxf6+ Nxf6 11.Bc4 Bg7 12.Qb3

Not just a cheap threat against f7, but inhibiting the Bc8's development
12...O-O 13.O-O Nd5 14.Rfe1 e6 15.Bg5 f6 16.Bh4 b5 17.Bf1
( 17.cxb6 Rb8 )
17...g5 18.Bg3 g4 19.Nd2 f5 20.Be5 Bxe5 21.Rxe5 Nf4 22.Qc3 Ng6 23.Ree1 Ra7 24.a4 Raf7 25.axb5 axb5 26.Ra8 Qf6 27.g3 Re7
( 27...f4 28.Ne4! is strong )
28.Bg2 e5 29.d5! cxd5 30.Bxd5+ Kg7 31.Rb8 Rd8 32.Rb6 Qf8 33.Bc6 Rc7 34.Nb3 Qe7 35.Bxb5 Be6 36.Rxe5!! Nxe5 37.Qxe5+ Kf8
( 37...Kf7 38.Rxe6! Qxe6 39.Qxc7+ Qe7 40.Qxe7+ Kxe7 41.c6 Rc8 42.Nd4 is no improvement )

Ghaem Maghami, E (2623) -- Yermolinsky, A (2570)
Aeroflot Open (2) Moscow RUS
2005.02.16 0-1 A29

1.c4 e5 2.g3 Nc6 3.Bg2 Nf6 4.Nf3 Bc5 5.O-O d6 6.Nc3 O-O 7.d3 h6 8.a3 a5 9.e3 Bb6 10.d4 Bg4 11.d5 e4 12.dxc6 bxc6 13.Nxe4 Nxe4 14.Qc2 d5 15.Ne5 Bf5 16.c5 Qf6 17.cxb6 Qxe5 18.b7 Ra6 19.f3 Nd6 20.e4 dxe4 21.fxe4 Bxe4 22. Bxe4 Qxe4 23.Qxe4 Nxe4 24.Bf4 Rb6 25.Rae1 f5 26.g4 Rxb7 27.gxf5 Nd6 28.Re7 Nxf5 29.Rxc7 Rxb2 30.Be5 Rc2 31.Ra7 Rc5 32.Bc7 Rc4 33.Rf4 Rc1+ 34.Kg2 g5 35.Re4 Rc2+ 36.Kh1??


Grand Prix tournaments:

Te following Queensland GP events have been confirmed:
Brisbane Open Mar 26-28 Cat 2 Marymac Centre, Annerley (Gardiner Chess)
Gold Coast Open June 18/19 Cat 3 Robina Town Centre Community Centre (Gold Coast Chess Club)
Caloundra Open June 25/26 Cat 3 CCSA Hall Caloundra (Bob Goodwin, Suncoast Chess Club)
Nell Van De Graaff Classic Sept 10/11 Cat 3 Somerset College Sports Pavilion (Gold Coast Chess Club)

Graeme Gardiner writes: Both the Gold Coast Open and Caloundra Open have been moved forward a week (mutual agreement between Bob Goodwin and myself). We originally moved them both back a week, to accommodate a possible Guinness Book of Records simultaneous world record attempt, but this has now been deferred. The new Port MacQuarie Open has been scheduled for 2/3 July, and this was clashing with the Caloundra Open.

Ballarat Begonia Open: March 12--14; Class 3 GP; AmenitiesCentre, Old Gaol Building, School of Mines, Lydiard St South, Ballarat; Details: Patrick Cook 03 5331 6658 or Scott Stewart 0411 465 976. PO Box 1242, Ballarat Mail Centre Vic 3354; or; Accomodation; Begonia Festival; Public transport.
Dubbo RSL Open: Class 1 GP; NSW; March 12-13; Dubbo RSL Club, Corner Brisbane and Wingewarra Streets; $325 first prize; Entry fees: Adults $40, Concession $30, Juniors $20; Contacts: Alexander Aich 02 6884 4561; Trevor Bemrose 02 6882 2725.
Doeberl Cup: Category 3 GP; March 25-28; Italo-Australian Club, 78 Franklin Street, Forrest, Canberra, ACT; $10,000 in prizes; Entry Fees: Premier $100/$60; Major/Minor $90/$50. Discount for early entry. Entries to: Paul Dunn (Treasurer, Doeberl Cup), 20 Richmond St, Macquarie, ACT 2614. Please make cheques payable to ACTCA. Contact Roger McCart (Convener, Doeberl Cup) 02 6251 6190 Details, entry form, accommodation info
2005 Open - Tasmania: June 11-13; Burnie Chess Club; Room 25, Portside Building, Spring Street, Burnie. Contact: Neville Ledger, P.O. Box 837, Burnie, Tasmania 7320. Email
NSWCA Open: June 11-13; Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club, 117 Ryedale Rd, West Ryde; Category 3; $5000 in prizes; Open & U1600 divisions; Early Entry Fees: $80/$60 else $100/$70. Prizes: $1200/$700/$500/$400/$300. U2000 1st $250 2nd $150, U1800 1st $250 2nd $150. U1600 1st $750 2nd $500 3rd $350, U1500 1st $250 2nd $150, U1400 1st $250 2nd $150, U1300 1st $250 2nd $150, Email Website
Caloundra Open: June 25-26; Cat 3. Email Bob Goodwin
Port Macquarie PCYC Weekender: July 2-3; Cat 3; Four Points By Sheraton hotel, 2 Hay Street, Port Macquarie, NSW; Les Wells 0403 860100
Adelaide Uni Open: July 9-10; Uni of Adelaide Union Building; Cat 3; $4000 in prizes; Entry Fees: $50/$40 for the open, $40/30 for the U/1600 event. Live music entertainment, cinema, table tennis and a canteen that serves lunch. Contact Alex Saint;
Geelong Open: October 1-2. Geelong Chess Club.

Other events:

Toukley U2000 Tournament: 19-20 February, Toukley RSL Club, Holmes Avenue, Toukley, NSW, 7 rounds, Details: Brian Jones 02-9838-1529.
Laurieton One Day Chess: February 27, 10.30am, Laurieton Services Club, NSW Contact: Endel - 6559 9060
City of Sydney Championships; Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club; 27 Feb to 10 April (Sundays except March 20th and Easter); 9 rounds/2 rounds a day from 11am; City of Sydney Lightning 10th April 4.00pm; Mail entries to NSWCA GPO Box 2418 Sydney 2001. Email entries accepted: Enquires Trent Parker Ph: 0419469764.
Peninsula Open: April 30-May 2, Queensland; Mark Stokes (07) 3205 6042 Website
Redclffe Challenge: October 15-16, Queensland; Mark Stokes (07) 3205 6042 Website

International events:

The 5th BCC Open is coming soon! It will be held May 19-23 at Regent Cha-Am Resort ( approx 200km from Bangkok. All tournament details can be seen in our website You can register by using the online registration form, and a list of already-registered players will be on the website soon.

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


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