Australian Chess Federation newsletter
No. 312, March 30, 2005

In this issue:
Doeberl Cup
Brisbane Cup
Sydney Easter Cup
Melbourne Chess Club Championship Bulletins
2005/2006 Australian Championships in Brisbane
World News - Anand wins Amber
Games - Doeberl highlights
Grand Prix Tournaments
Other Events
International Tournaments

Doeberl Cup 2005: GM Ian Rogers and IM Aleks Wohl have tied for first in this year's Doeberl Cup, which attracted a respectable 206 players - including your humble newsletter editor! The tournament had the usual, unique feel of the Doeberl - that exquisite mix of chessplayer camaraderie and excitement. The venue, organisation and conditions were excellent - as usual - and there were thrills and spills aplenty on the board.

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An Organiser/Arbiters Perspective - by Shaun Press

I thought this year's event went very well. There were no huge problems, just little ones which were fixed pretty quickly (I hope).

The entry was down about 7% on the previous year. 206 players was still pretty good and continues the run of more than 200 entrants (220 last year, 210 the year before). The major reason for the drop was the fact that easter did not fall in the school holidays and a number of juniors (mainly in the 16 to 18 year age group) had assignments and exams to complete and study for.

The Premier was especially strong this year with 2GMs, 6 IMs and 2 WIMs. The fact that IM Guy West was only seeded 10th and IM Mirko Rujevic 13th showed the depth of the field. All but one of last years men's Olympiad team played (Zhao had study commitments) but sadly none of the women's team did (although Ingela Erikson was an invaluable helper during the tournament). And according to Swiss Perfect, both Aleks Wohl and Ian Rogers had 2600+ performances.

Given the strength and depth of the field it was hardly surprising that the last round games were hard fought with the decisive games on Boards 1 and 2 going right into the ending.

And apart from some trouble with the new fangled DGTs, the whole event went off without a hitch.

Both the Major and the Minor had dramatic finishes and both ended in 4-way ties for 1st. Clearly nerves played a big role in the last round with Bd 1 in the Major ending in a quick draw (much to the relief of both Shervin Rafizadeh and Jess Jaeger) while Michael Morris leap-frogged Milan Grcic to also join the leaders. Almost unnoticed was Ballarat stalwart Bas Van Riel who made it a 4 way split with a win on board 3.

The minor also had its drama with Anthony To losing a very quick final game, after winning the previous 6 rounds. This allowed Quan Nguyen to join him in 1st place, and as the round wore on, Andrew Brown and Dion Sampson also moved to 6 points. Of interest was Reza Rafizadeh who narrowly missed a prize scoring 5.5/7. Both Reza (Shervin's father) and Quan Nguyen (Van Nguyen's father) only took up serious play because their children became interested in chess!

What was also interesting was the fact that the top seed for each tournament (Rogers, Rafizadeh and Sampson) all managed to finish in 1st place (albeit shared), which I believe is the first time this has happened since the tournament split into 3 divisions.

The lightning was well attended although it ran longer than I had hoped as the power cord was accidently pulled out of the laptop. And no, it wasn't Paul B who did it. (The thought did cross my mind! - Ed) Many thanks must go to all the players who patiently waited while I asked them for their results from rounds 2,3 & 4.

It was good to see so many BB regulars at the event, and doing well in the tournaments.

I hope everyone had an enjoyable time. And before I finish thanks must go to my fellow arbiters Cathy Rogers and Mark Hummel, the organising team of Roger McCart, Paul Dunn, Shun Ikeda and Denis Jessop, and the helpers on the weekend including Mirabelle Guo, Ingela Erikson, Jim Flood, Jenni Oliver plus anyone else I may have missed.

- Shaun Press

GM Ian Rogers deep in thought - Picture: Amiel Rosario

Amiable IM Aleks Wohl - Picture: Amiel Rosario

The decisive encounter between Rogers and IM Lane in Round 7 - Picture: Amiel Rosario

Premier - DOP: Shaun Press - 67 players - Final Scores after 7 rounds:

6.0 GM Ian Rogers (NSW), IM Aleksander Wohl (Qld)
5.5 Igor Bjelobrk (Vic)
5.0 IM David Smerdon (Vic), IM Stephen Solomon (Qld), FM Gregory Canfell (NSW), FM Tim Reilly (NSW);
4.5 IM Gary Lane (NSW), Tomek Rej (NSW), IM Guy West (Vic), IM Mirko Rujevic (Vic), Benjamin Lazarus (Qld), FM George Xie (NSW), Gareth Charles (NSW), Gareth Oliver (ACT), David Hacche (Vic), Michael Steadman (OS), Jonathan Humphrey (Qld);
4.0 GM Darryl Johansen (Vic), Christopher Wallis (Vic), Vincent Suttor (NSW), FM John Curtis (NSW), Matthew Sonter (Qld), Ilia Zvedeniouk (NSW), Phillip Viner (NSW), Ralph Jackson (SA), Dusan Stojic (Vic), WIM Ngan Koshnitsky (NSW), Ronald Yu (NSW)
3.5 Jason Chan (NSW), Paul Broekhuyse (NSW), Michael Lip (NSW), Junta Ikeda (ACT), Phachara Wongwichit (Qld), Tony Truscott (Qld), Ian Wright (Vic), FM Brian Jones (NSW), Denis Bourmistrov (Vic), Zhigen Wilson Lin (Vic);
3.0 Adrian Flitney (SA), Brian Fitzpatrick (ACT), Angelo Tsagarakis (Vic), Tristan Stevens (SA), Kerry Stead (NSW),N icholas Kordahi (NSW), David Castor (NSW), Svetozar Stojic (Vic), Achim Gunter Hoffmann (NSW), Andjelija Zivanovic (Vic), Ian Rout (ACT), Hilton Bennett (OS), Pedro Kirchnei (NSW);
2.5 James Cronan (NSW), James Obst (SA), Narelle Szuveges (Vic), Jeffrey Tse (NSW), Roland Brockman (Vic);
2.0 Harry Hoholis (Vic), Fritz Van Der Wal (NSW), Stephen Bartlett (ACT), Tony Davis (Vic), Toby Lewski (NSW);
1.5 WFM Shannon Oliver (ACT), Jose Escribano (NSW), Richard McCart (Vic)
1.0 James Bonning (Vic);
0.0 WIM Tuvshintugs Batceceg (ACT).

Major - 7 rounds, 61 players, DOP: Cathy Rogers

5.5 Rafizadeh, Jager, Van Riel, Morris
5.0 Grcic, Mendes da Costa, Huang, Dunn, Marsden
4.5 Dizdarevic, R Vijayakumar, McGregor, Peterson, de Noskowski, Redgrave
4.0 Levin, Schon, Guo-Yuthok, Ali, Tulevski, Harris, Muljadi, Skulte, Illingworth, Hursky
3.5 Zivanovic, Nikolaou, Fitzpatrick, Egan, Harris, Ninchich, Hvistendahl, Glenton, Macmillan, Reid
3.0 Ramakrishna, Morris, Messina, Baterowicz, Kaspar, Rosario, Buciu, Lane, Cooke, Stojkovski, Holt
2.5 Yu, Boyce, Roberts, Chernih, Frost, Wu
2.0 Jule, Nichas, Fell, Roberts, Mugford, Bowen
1.5 Curtin, Mathe, Jaksic

Minor - 7 rounds, 78 players, DOP: Mark Hummel

6.0 Sampson, To, Brown, Nguyen;
5.5 Keuning, Rafizadeh;
5.0 Williams, Buciu, Nabung, Yuan, Dickson, Farley;
4.5 Chow, Maguire, Arocha, Kang, Russell, Mengelkamp, Sike;
4.0 Vijayakumar, Kenmure, Kolotas, Beltrami, Marks, Storey, McCulloch, Went, Smith, Jochimsen, McCook, Yu, Wilkie, Walshe, Tracey;
3.5 Ung, Oliver, Ikeda, Wicks, Katnic, Bisson, Roche, Greenwood, Guo, Ren;
3.0 Stankovic, Nater, Xing, Lloyd, Humphrey, Clark, Kimura, Eustace, Henderson, Ong, Smith, Beltrami, Tsui, Flood, Van Dijk, Sweeney;
2.5 Redpath, Hoole, Sanderson;
2.0 Nguyen, Zhang, Setiabudi, Watson, Chibnall, Bishop, Setiabudi, Redpath, Frenopoulo, Qin;
1.5 Baines;
1.0 Jansson, Benjamin, Lewis;
0.0 McCart.


Brisbane Open: The Brisbane Open was held at the Marymac Centre, Annerley over the Easter weekend, with 43 competitors.

We were delighted to have GM Roland Schmaltz and his partner Nina Kissel playing. Roland won the event untroubled on a picket-fence 6/6. Well done Roland! He will be in Brisbane for at least two years.

Moulthun Ly, Patrick Byrom, Alain Pardoen and Nik Stawski tied for second on 4.5.

Other prizewinners were:
Rating Group A: Cameron Bailey, Majud Jabur, Sean Karita, Alex Toolsie, Hamish Selnes and John Walker on 4.
Rating Group B: Peter Booy 3.5
Rating Group C: Shayne Hunter 3

The lightning event was won by Sean Karita on 8/8, from Oleg Korenevski on 6 and Dragoslav Parenta and Jessica Kinder on 5.

Full results at: GardinerChess

No Name                   Loc  Title Total  1    2    3    4    5    6  

1  Schmaltz, Roland       2537 gm    6     28:W 11:W 10:W  7:W  2:W 12:W
2  Ly, Moulthun           1963       4.5   24:W 22:W 13:W  9:W  1:L  4:D
3  Byrom, Patrick G       1981       4.5   16:D 19:W 14:W  6:W  4:L 15:W
4  Pardoen, Alain         1986       4.5   31:W 20:W  7:L 26:W  3:W  2:D
5  Stawski, Nik V         1911 fm    4.5   32:W  0:D  6:L 25:W 11:W  7:W
6  Bailey, Cameron R      1761       4     25:W  8:D  5:W  3:L  9:D 22:W
7  Jabur, Majid           1879       4     21:W 23:W  4:W  1:L 17:W  5:L
8  Duxbury, Craig R A     2178       4     27:W  6:D  9:D 22:W 15:D 14:D
9  Karita, Sean           1785       4     37:W 26:W  8:D  2:L  6:D 20:W
10 Myers, John            1924       4     30:W 14:W  1:L 18:W 12:L 17:W
11 Toolsie, Alex          1752       4     36:W  1:L 27:W 21:W  5:L 18:W
12 Selnes, Hamish         1777       4     19:L 29:W 31:W 24:W 10:W  1:L
13 Walker, John D         1790       4     39:W 18:W  2:L 17:L 27:W 23:W
14 Weller, Tony           1752       3.5   41:W 10:L  3:L 32:W 28:W  8:D
15 Lovejoy, David         1862       3.5   29:D 35:W 17:D 28:W  8:D  3:L
16 Booy, Peter            1343       3.5    3:D 17:L 25:D  0:D 38:W 30:W
17 Fraser, Wayne G        1458       3      0:D 16:W 15:D 13:W  7:L 10:L
18 Stokes, Mark C         1583       3     40:W 13:L 32:W 10:L 21:W 11:L
19 Hunter, Shayne         1048       3     12:W  3:L 26:L 31:W 20:L 35:W
20 Novkovic, Toma         1700       3     34:W  4:L 21:L 39:W 19:W  9:L
21 Grigg, Sam             1246       3      7:L 41:W 20:W 11:L 18:L 38:W
22 Ruddy, Alex            1634       3     42:W  2:L 39:W  8:L 24:W  6:L
23 Davidson, Nathan P     1639       3     33:W  7:L 24:L 29:W 35:W 13:L
24 Tangimentua, Tyson     1330       2.5    2:L 34:W 23:W 12:L 22:L 26:D
25 Baker, Brendan         945        2.5    6:L 30:W 16:D  5:L 29:D 31:D
26 Stewart, Craig A       1539       2.5   43:W  9:L 19:W  4:L  0:- 24:D
27 Kissel, Nina           1500       2.5    8:L 37:W 11:L 41:W 13:L 29:D
28 Korenevski, Oleg       1508       2.5    1:L 36:W 40:W 15:L 14:L 32:D
29 Kinder, Jessica        1220       2.5   15:D 12:L 38:W 23:L 25:D 27:D
30 McIntyre, Brock        1294       2.5   10:L 25:L 35:D 33:W 36:W 16:L
31 Holt, Stuart           1426       2.5    4:L 43:W 12:L 19:L 40:W 25:D
32 Bender, Peter G        1279       2.5    5:L 42:W 18:L 14:L 43:W 28:D
33 Rogers, Jim            701        2.5   23:L 39:L  0:D 30:L 41:W 43:W
34 McGarity, Liam         744        2.5   20:L 24:L 36:D 38:L 42:W 39:W
35 Parenta, Dragoslav     1400       2      0:D 15:L 30:D 40:W 23:L 19:L
36 McGarity, Molly        901        2     11:L 28:L 34:D 43:W 30:L 37:D
37 Genn, Conrad           1100       2      9:L 27:L 43:L 42:W 39:D 36:D
38 Toda, Luke             377        1.5    0:D  0:L 29:L 34:W 16:L 21:L
39 Gray, Garvin           1187       1.5   13:L 33:W 22:L 20:L 37:D 34:L
40 Eriksson, Caleb        557        1.5   18:L  0:W 28:L 35:L 31:L 41:D
41 Barrett, Daniel J      846        1.5   14:L 21:L 42:W 27:L 33:L 40:D
42 Messenger, Jordan      597        1     22:L 32:L 41:L 37:L 34:L  0:W
43 Dolan-Bowman, Zacharie 821        1     26:L 31:L 37:W 36:L 32:L 33:L

- Graeme Gardiner

Sydney Easter Cup: 28 players entered with five rated over 2000. Top-ranked players were Rick Kaner 2250, Mr. Nanavadi 2134 and Johnny Bolens. The tournament was held on Easter Saturday and Easter Monday only at the Cabra-Vale Diggers Chess Club in Sydney. There was also a lightning comp on Monday afternoon. The tournament featured a free hot lunch on Monday - not bad considering that the pensioners, unemployed and juniors entry fee was only $10 and all entry fees were refunded in prize money!

1st 7 Edgar Bautista 2026
=2nd 5.5 Mimi Nawavadi 2134 Duncan Peters 1883
4-5 5 Johnny Bolens 2050 Benny Galvez 2005
6-7 4.5 Epidio Bautista 1894 Marc Dat????? 1686
8-12 4 Herman Rachmadi 1636 Anthony Villaneuva 1599 Aaron Marshall 1468 Karl Art 1467 Trent Parker 1434
13-15 3.5 Arthur Huynh 1792 Philip Tan 1530 David Lam 1446
16-19 3 Levi Descallar 1713 Rick Parballo 1662 Bob Sewell 1527 Frank Kresinger 1495
20 2.5 Richard Kaner 2250 (no show today, with notice)
21-23 2 Gary Losh 1493 Lance Chiddy 1031 Reece Badans Unrated (no show today, no notice)
24-26 1 Bob Liang 1317 (no show today, no notice) Socheat Soth 1164 (no Show today, no notice) Shobana Bommireddipalli Unrated (Played today only, 1 point for forfeit :( ) 27-28 .5 James Forster Unrated (no show today, With notice) .5 Skye Forster Unrated (no show today, with notice) 29 0 Stuart Ferguson Unrated (no show today, No notice)

- Peter Hanna, organiser

Melbourne Chess Club Championship Bulletins: Thai Ly is putting together bulletins of the championship at
- Bill Jordan

2005/2006 Australian Championships and Australian Junior Championships: The ACF has officially approved the bid of the organising committee (comprising Graeme Gardiner, Ian Murray and John Humphrey) to host both the Australian Championships and Australian Junior Championships at the Carlton Crest Hotel in central Brisbane ( The dates are from 28 December 2005 to 9 January 2006 inclusive.

The event will be organised on a voluntary basis by the three organisers, who hope to use the event to involve more local volunteers. The organisers aim to dispense much of the information, and promote the event, via the official internet site which will be launched soon. Hard copy entry forms will be widely distributed, but otherwise the website will be the main point of contact with the chess community. As soon as this site is up, we will notify everyone via the ACF website and Paul Broekhuyse's email bulletin.

The Australian Championship has a wonderful tradition going back well over 100 years, and is well-documented in Cathy Chua's book, Australian Chess at the Top. We will do our best to uphold, and if possible build upon the tradition. Part of our submission to the ACF included the names of those who have already agreed to play in the Australian Championships. These are the reigning champion, IM Gary Lane, and GMs Ian Rogers, Darryl Johansen, Murray Chandler and Lubomir Ftacnik. The inclusion of the overseas players, which is in accordance with the ACF constitution, has been done to enable GM norms to be possible, and to give our top players high level competition in an Olympiad selection year.

GM Roland Schmaltz has recently moved to Brisbane (for approximately two years) and is likely to qualify for the championships as a 5th GM once he has played the requisite 20 ACF-rated games. He has already played six.

Games in the Australian Junior Championships will commence at 9am daily (8am final round). Games in the Australian Championship (and Major and Seniors) will commence at 3pm daily (1pm final round). The Australian Minor will be held over the last six playing days of the event. Rest days will be on 1 January and 6 January (national conference). The closing ceremony will be held at 7.30pm on the final day. There will be $2,000+ in random draw prizes, the presentation of ACF awards, surprises and other attractions at the closing ceremony. We thought this would be a very good opportunity to get a large number of people involved in both adult and junior chess together at the one time and place, so we will be doing everything we can to make the closing ceremony very appealing to all. So we are asking everyone to seriously consider postponing departure until the 10th.

The organisers have chosen to hold both events at the same time and place partly for cost effectiveness, but mainly for selfish reasons - the organisers wish to go to NZ for the other big event (Queenstown from 15 to 24 January). We suspect from feedback received that we are by no means alone in this desire.

- The Organising Committee - Graeme Gardiner, Ian Murray and John Humphrey


The US Chess Federation specifies ratios of height to base width and base width to square size for Kings. Are there any restrictions on the sizes and size ratios for play in your federation?

Allen L. Clapp
Clapp Research Associates, P.C.
Raleigh, NC, USA.


G'day, There is a great need for middle level chess players, especially in Australia, to improve their games beyond junior training.

I would like to help develop a training program, consisting of written material, audio training tapes, and audio visual PC programs to speed the learning process as well as improve visualisation.

To be able to produce such a program of high quality I will need to work with someone, (or a group of people) with an exceptional level of playing skills, or extensive experience in chess coaching.

I would like to hear from anyone that may be interested in working with this project. I will also be willing to negotiate some kind of monetary payment for their time, as I understand that many people are already being paid for their coaching.

- Lee Banh

I believe that such a program could fill a gap in available chess learning aids and is worthy of support. - ACF president Denis Jessop

World News:

Anand wins Amber: The Indian star has won the event with a round to go after a sensational performance. Anand, Topalov, Kramnik, Leko, Ivanchuk, Morozevich, Shirov, Bareev, Gelfand, Svidler, Vallejo and Van Wely are playing in the 14th Amber tournament at the Monte Carlo Grand Hotel in Monaco, sponsored by J.J. van Oosterom and organised by the Association Max Euwe. Players play one rapid game and one blindfold game against each opponent for a total prize fund is 193,250 euros.

Blindfold Standings (10 rounds): 1. Anand, Viswanathan g IND 2786 7.5; 2. Ivanchuk, Vassily g UKR 2711 5.5; 3. Svidler, Peter g RUS 2735 5.5; 4. Leko, Peter g HUN 2749 5.5; 5. Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS 2754 5.5; 6. Morozevich, Alexander g RUS 2741 5.5; 7. Vallejo Pons, Francisco g ESP 2686 5.5; 8. Gelfand, Boris g ISR 2696 5.0; 9. Topalov, Veselin g BUL 2757 5.0; 10. Shirov, Alexei g ESP 2713 4.0; 11. Van Wely, Loek g NED 2679 3.0; 12. Bareev, Evgeny g RUS 2709 2.5.

Rapid Standings (10 rounds): 1. Anand, Viswanathan g IND 2786 7.0; 2. Morozevich, Alexander g RUS 2741 6.0; 3. Leko, Peter g HUN 2749 6.0; 4. Svidler, Peter g RUS 2735 5.5; 5. Ivanchuk, Vassily g UKR 2711 5.5; 6. Shirov, Alexei g ESP 2713 5.5; 7. Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS 2754 5.0; 8. Bareev, Evgeny g RUS 2709 4.5; 9. Gelfand, Boris g ISR 2696 4.0; 10. Topalov, Veselin g BUL 2757 4.0; 11. Vallejo Pons, Francisco g ESP 2686 3.5; 12. Van Wely, Loek g NED 2679 3.5.

Combined Standings (20 rounds): 1. Anand, Viswanathan g IND 2786 14.5; 2. Morozevich, Alexander g RUS 2741 11.5; 3. Leko, Peter g HUN 2749 11.5; 4. Ivanchuk, Vassily g UKR 2711 11.0; 5. Svidler, Peter g RUS 2735 11.0; 6. Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS 2754 10.5; 7. Shirov, Alexei g ESP 2713 9.5; 8. Gelfand, Boris g ISR 2696 9.0; 9. Vallejo Pons, Francisco g ESP 2686 9.0; 10. Topalov, Veselin g BUL 2757 9.0; 11. Bareev, Evgeny g RUS 2709 7.0; 12. Van Wely, Loek g NED 2679 6.5.

Site : View games

European Union Championship: Leading cores after 8 rounds: Gyimesi 7; Bartel, Miezis 6.5; Cicak, Kotronias, Benjamin, Bischoff, Paramos 6; Socko, Cmilyte, Berzinsh, Quinn, Hebden, Jones, Ledger, Markos, Baburin, Janz, Brandenburg 5.5. Site : View games

Coventry: Leading final scores after 9 rounds: Areshchenko 7.5; K. Georgiev, Efimenko 7.0; Conquest, Tkachiev, Dworakowska, Kiriakov, Hunt, Stocek, Wells, Gourlay, Williams, Greet 6.5. Site : View games

St Petersburg Championships: Final scores - 11 rounds: 1. Loginov, Valery A g RUS 2507 8.0; 2. Popov, Valerij g RUS 2588 7.0; 3. Vitiugov, Nikita RUS 2478 6.5; 4. Yevseev, Denis g RUS 2550 6.5; 5. Lugovoi, Aleksei g RUS 2552 6.0; 6. Yemelin, Vasily g RUS 2555 6.0; 7. Solovjov, Sergey I m RUS 2456 5.5; 8. Klimov, Sergey m RUS 2509 5.5; 9. Ionov, Sergey g RUS 2527 5.0; 10. Ivanov, Sergey g RUS 2574 4.5; 11. Gerasimov, Yuri RUS 2242 3.0; 12. Astashov, Gleb RUS 2293 2.5. Site : View games

Fischer in Iceland: Former world champion Bobby Fischer has left Japan and arrived in Iceland in a chartered jet. Over 200 supporters and lengthy television coverage greeted his arrival. Fischer was detained in Japan for 252 days when he tried to leave Japan using a revoked US passport. The Parliament of Iceland last week voted 40-0 to grant Fischer citizenship of Iceland on humanitarian grounds. The US is disappointed with Iceland as Fischer is regarded by them as a fugitive from justice for violating economic sanctions against the former Yugoslavia when he played his match with Spassky in 1992. - Peter Parr


Copa Entel, Chile: Little-known Swedish GM Johan Helsten scored a convincing win in this tourney in Snatiago, Chile. Final scores, 13 rounds: Helsten 10.0; Leitao, Felgaer 8.5; Vasquez, Granda Zuniga 8.0; Ricardi 7.5; Rojas 7.0; Rodriguez 5.5; Lopez Silva 5.0; Michel Yunis, Barbosa, Zambrana 3.0; Llorens 1.0 Site : View games

Danish Championship: Site : View games

Karpov-Istratescu: These two played a match in Bucharest from March 20-16, consisting of 4 classical games and 4 rapid games. Karpov won convincingly. Site : View games

Spassky anti-Semitism: About 5000 people, including former world chess champion Boris Spassky, have signed a letter asking Russian prosecutors to ban Jewish organizations because they believe one of the basic Judaic books professes religious hatred, said a center that monitors religious freedom.

Boruch Gorin, a spokesman for the Russian Federation of Jewish Communities, called for an investigation into manifestations of anti-Semitism. "People who have achieved success in life and have certain authority in society must understand that they cover their names with indelible shame by signing such documents," he said, in an apparent reference to Spassky, Interfax reported.


Games: Just a few highlights from the Doeberl this time ... more next week.


22. Nd7 f5 23. Nxf8 Rxf8 24. Rxa7 Bc4 25. Qc2 Bh2 26. Rf1 Qg2 0-1


Ke7 24. Rxh8 c3 25. bxc3 bxc3 26. Nb3 Nxb3 27. Rc8 Nd4 28. Bf3 Bc6 29. Bxc6 Nxe2+ 30. Kg2 c2 31. Bb5 c1=Q 32. Rxc1 Nxc1 ... 0-1


12. Nxf7 Rxf7 13. Qxe6 Bxf3 14. Qxf7+ Kh8 15. gxf3 Ne5 16. Rxe5 Bxe5 17. d4 Bd6 18. Bg5 Qf8 19. Bxf6?! Qxf7 20. Bxf7 gxf6 21. Re1 Kg7 22. Bd5 Rd8 23. Bc6 f5 24. Re8 1/2-1/2


20. Bxh6 d5 21. Bxg7 Kxg7 22. Ng5 Bxg5 23. Qxg5+ Kh7 24. Qh5+ Kg8 25. f6 Rd8 26. Qg5+ Kf8 27. Qg7+ 1-0

Grand Prix tournaments:

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
Brisbane Open Mar 26-28, Cat 2, Marymac Centre, Annerley (Gardiner Chess), $1500 in prize money
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
Gold Coast Open June 18/19 Cat 3 Robina Town Centre Community Centre (Gold Coast Chess Club)
Caloundra Open: June 25-26; Cat 3. Email Bob Goodwin, Suncoast Chess Club
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;
Nell Van De Graaff Classic Sept 10-11; Cat 3; Somerset College Sports Pavilion (Gold Coast Chess Club).
Hobart Weekender: Sep 10-11, Migrant Resource Centre, 49 Molle St, Hobart. Contact: Kevin Bonham email
Geelong Open: October 1-2. Geelong Chess Club.

Other events:

Sydney Easter Cup: Easter Saturday and Easter Monday - March 26 and 28; Cabra-Vale Diggers Chess Club; 1 Bartley Street, Cabramatta. Lightning competition March 28 evening; Entry Fee: $20/$10; Contact: Ernest Dorn 9727-2931 0419-260-240
Hobsons Bay Community Event: April 9; 5 Round Swiss - 30mins + 10secs; Prize Money depends on entries; $30/$20; Contact Grant Bultman Email 0422744743 Website
Hobsons Bay/Yarraville Open: May 21-22; Contact Grant Bultman Email 0422744743 Website
The Best in the West: November 5-6; Contact Grant Bultman Email 0422744743 Website
Queensland Women's Chess Championship: April 9-10; Gardiner Chess Centre 11 Hardys Rd Mudgeeraba 5522 7221; 6 Round Swiss; Entry Fee $45 + $10 CAQ fee if required. Contact Gail Young 3372 8077; Graeme Gardiner 5522 7221
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
Laurieton May Open: April 30-May 1; Laurieton United Servicemen's Club, Seymour Street; $25/$12; Contact: Endel 6559 9060; Club Secretary Tania 6559 4750.

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.

Open Znojmo International Chess Festival: May 14-22; Znojmo, Czech Republic; part of Czech tour; Details

Queenstown Chess Classic: Jan 15-24, 2006 with Rapid and Lightning events on Jan 25-26. Total prizefund over $NZ35,000. Confirmed entries from GM's Rogers and Chandler. NZ's largest ever chess event anticipated.

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


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