Australian Chess Federation newsletter
No. 313, April 6, 2005

In this issue:
Mos Ali ACTCA President
ICC star Hawkeye in Australia
World Juniors provisional selections
ACF Council Meeting
Ly-Solomon match
Surfers Paradise Mind Games Promotion
FIDE Ratings
Adelaide Uni Open
Dandenong Summer Swiss
Adelaide Uni Open
World News - Dos Hermanas
Grand Prix Tournaments
Other Events
International Tournaments

Mos Ali was elected ACTCA President at the AGM this week. He narrowly defeated Shaun Press in a secret ballot, 11 votes to 8 (with 2 abstentions). Former ACTCA President Denis Jessop, who is now ACF President, did not stand for re-election.

The rest of the ACTCA Committee were re-elected unopposed; Roger McCart (Vice-President), Jey Hoole (Secretary), Paul Dunn (Treasurer) and Shun Ikeda (Junior Chess Coordinator). - Jey Hoole

ICC star "Hawkeye" - GM Roland Schmaltz - in Australia: GM Roland Schmaltz from Germany, and his partner Nina Kissel who is a 1500 club player, have moved to Brisbane, and are likely to stay until at least the end of 2006.

Roland won the Brisbane Open without being troubled. His claim to fame is that he is the unofficial world bullet champion on ICC. He has also coached many of Germany's leading junior players. Check out his webpage at - Graeme Gardiner

(Pic sourced from webpage)

World Juniors provisional selections: These are the provisional selections for the World Juniors based on the totals of the rankings provided by the five selectors. In each case the first named player is the selected player in each division and the remaining players are the reserves in order of priority.

My thanks to the selectors, IGM Ian Rogers, IM Stephen Solomon, IA Manuel Weeks, FM Brett Tindall and FM Geoff Saw for their many hours of work on the selections.

My thanks also to all the applicants for their interest in representing Australia, and to all the parents, coaches and other connections who have helped with applications.

Appeals may be made as per section 9 of the ACF selections by-laws which can be found at . The deadline for appeals is April 6th.

If any appeals are received the affected candidates will be notified.

- Kevin Bonham
Acting ACF Junior Selections Co-Ordinator.

Open U18
Vincent Suttor
Christopher Wallis
Jason Hu
Gareth Oliver
Zhigen Wilson Lin
Ken Xie

Open U16
James Obst
Christopher Wallis
James Cronan
Zhigen Wilson Lin
Justin Huang

Open U14
Moulthun Ly
Junta Ikeda
Zhigen Wilson Lin
Justin Huang
Edwin Wu

Open U12
Raymond Song
Zhigen Wilson Lin
Justin Chow

Open U10
Yi Yuan
Jake McCook
Edison Tsui

Girls U18
Vaness Reid
Sally Yu

Girls U16
Heather Huddleston
Rebecca Harris
Vaness Reid
Miona Ikeda
Sally Yu

Girls U14
Angela Song
Luthien Russell
Tamzin Oliver
Sally Yu

Girls U12
Luthien Russell
Kayleigh Smith
Sally Yu
Molly McGarity
Lara Ong

Girls U10
Emma Guo
Megan Setiabudi

P.S. Raymond Song and Angela Song have unfortunately had to decline their places in the team for family work reasons, and have been replaced by Zhigen Wilson Lin and Tamzin Oliver respectively. - Kevin Bonham

ACF Council Meeting: The next meeting will be on 11 April by telephone hook-up. Among the items to be discussed are proposals for the 2006 Grand Prix and clarification of matters concerning the schools' levy.

Match - Moulthun Ly v IM Stephen Solomon: 9/10 April and 16/17 April.

An 8-game match is about to start between 13 year old Moulthun Ly (the youngest ever Australian Junior Champion) and International Master Stephen Solomon who has represented Australia with distinction in many Olympiads.

Entrants in both the Queensland Women's Championship and the Gold Coast Junior Championship will have a special treat, as they will be able to watch two of Australia's finest players compete in an eight game match over the two weekends. There will be two games a day, with the first game starting at 10am and the second game starting one hour after the first finishes to allow time for analysis and refreshments. All eight games will be relayed live to the internet via (live chess).

Surfers Paradise Mind Games Promotion 28/29 May.

Last year this was a big event, and this year it promises to be bigger and better. There will be three chess events over the weekend.

Sat 28 May 11am to 3pm - Blitz
Venue: Holiday Inn (formerly ANA Hotel)
Entry Fees $15 adult, $10 junior/pensioner

Sat 28 May 5 to 9pm - Transfer
Venue: Cavill Mall (outdoor)
Entry Fees $15 each $30 per pair

Sun 29 May 10am to 5pm - Surfers Paradise Premier Rapid
Venue: Holiday Inn (formerly ANA Hotel)
Entry Fees $25 adult $15 junior/pensioner

Special Offer - Chess Mania - Enter all 3 events for $45 per person ($30 for juniors/pensioners)

Prizes for the Premier Rapid: 1st $1,000, 2nd $500, 3rd $250, Juniors 1st $300, 2nd $200, 3rd $100. Ratings Prizes: Under 2100 $100, Under 1800 $100, Under 1500 $100, Under 1200 $100, Under 1000 $100, Under 900 $100, Under 800 $100, Under 700 $100, Under 600 $100. Unrated 1st $120, 2nd $80, 3rd $60, 4th $40. Total $3,550.

Prizes for the Blitz and Transfer are yet to be announced.

- Graeme Gardiner

FIDE Ratings:

The top ten active Australians (country ranking 52nd out of 136 countries) on the April 2005 World Rating List- GM I.Rogers 2576 (World No 199), GM D.Johansen 2471 (No 912), IM G.Lane 2446 (No 1229), IM Z.Zhao 2442, T.Tao 2421, IM S.Solomon 2412, IM J.Wallace 2410, IM D.Smerdon 2409, IM A.Wohl 2403, IM M.Gluzman 2403.

Women - IM I.Berezina 2285, WM A.Sorokina 2230, WM A.Caoili 2207, WM N.Phan-Koshnitsky 2183, WM B.Dekic 2134.

The top ten are G.Kasparov (RUS 2812), V.Anand (IND 2785), V.Topalov (BUL 2778), P.Leko (HUN 2763), V.Kramnik (RUS 2753), V.Ivanchuk (UKR 2739), M.Adams (ENG 2737), J.Polgar (HUN 2732), E.Bacrot (FRA 2731), P.Svidler (RUS 2725). - Peter Parr

Adelaide Uni Open: Hi all, My name is Alex Saint and I am the president of the Adelaide University Chess Club (AUCC). I am writing about the Adelaide University Open National Chess Tournament to be held on the 9th and 10th of July 2005. This will most probably be the final University Open and we hope to make it the best yet.

The University Open is one of Australia's largest weekend chess tournaments with entrants coming from all over Australia. This is a Category 3 Grand Prix Event with $4000 in total prizes and $1000 top prize. Previous winners include IM Stephen Solomon, GM Ian Rogers and IM Mark Chapman.

In its final year, we are very keen to get as many IMs and GMs to our event as possible. Because of this, the University Open organisers have decided to offer $200 against prizemoney for all IMs and GMs that compete. We hope, particularly for the IMs, that you are satisfied with our recongition of your abilities and service to Australian chess.

We are also very keen to get interstate players. This is why we have kept the entry fees as low as possible ($50/40), provided cheap accommodation deals on our website, put on a transfer tournament and provided a $5 full buffet dinner.

Please let me know if you or others would be interested in playing in the University Open and whether you would like an entry form or multiple forms sent to you.

For full details, go to our website-

Alex Saint
AUCC President

Dandenong Summer Swiss - report from Garry Lycett on the Chess Victoria newsletter:

The eighth and last round of the Dandenong Summer Swiss saw Malcolm Pyke and Milenko Lojanica both win and emerge as the joint tournament winners with 6.5 / 8.

Milenko finished unbeaten with 5 wins and 3 draws whilst Malcolm, who was outright or equal leader for the whole event, had 6 wins, 1 draw and lost the one game to Milenko in the penultimate round.

Both their last round games were interesting, Milenko played very well on the Black side of a Kings Gambit to defeat Don Machell. Having seen the result of that game Malcolm knew he had to win against Zdravko Lojanica, and he managed to do just that in the second last game to finish.

Finishing on 3rd with 6 points was Mendel Armerman who performed well above expectations in this event, wins against Miralem Campara and Abdulwahab Rashid should be a boost to his rating. Frank Silas, Zdravko Lojanica and Wilson Lin finished 4th - 6th on 5.5 points, with another 11 players finishing on 5.

The U1600 Group was jointly won by three players; Bob Spiric, Bahri Senturk and Matthew Potter all won their last round games to finish on 5 points. They were half a point ahead of Peter Pispek who had led this group from Round 4, but who finished with two very tough opponents in the final rounds.

The U1400 Group had an interesting end, going into the last round three players were tied on 3.5, Frank Drazzi, Craig Baxter and Philip Drew, with a number of players on 3 and 2.5. Somehow everybody in this group managed to lose and with one game left the standings remained the same. However in this game Craig Baxter was playing Bob Parrot and had a winning position in a rook and pawn ending. But Craig was running out of time and this caused him to make a few mistakes, unfortunately for the other two he was good enough to hang on in time pressure for a draw which was all he needed for a well deserved 1st in this group on 4 points.

Final Standings
1-2 Lojanica, Milenko 2023 6.5 = 1st
Pyke, Malcolm 1941 6.5 = 1st
3 Armerman, Mendel 1619 6
4-6 Lojanica, Zdravko 1902 5.5
Lin, Wilson Zhigen 1819 5.5
Silas, Frank 1926 5.5
7-17 Machell, Don 1986 5
Campara, Miralem 1850 5
Rashid, Abdulwahab 2120 5
Lushaj, Tahir 1758 5
Potter, Matthew 1508 5 = 1st U1600
Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija 1971 5
Redzepagic, Sadedin 1630 5
Shaw, Graham 1662 5
Senturk, Bahri 1523 5 = 1st U1600
Spiric, Bob 1588 5 = 1st U1600
Voon, Richard 1908 5
18-21 Mahic, Amir 1859 4.5
Pispek, Peter 1498 4.5
Gungordu, Ismet 1484 4.5
Potter, Christopher 1445 4.5
22-31 Lane, Victor 1489 4
Scherrenberg, Henk 1544 4
Jaske, Zdenka 1414 4
Yilmaz, Ahmet 1592 4
Burzic, Ramo 1595 4
Parrot, Robert 1567 4
Vitkovic, Nick 1514 4
Jonas, Daniel 1412 4
Baxter, Craig 1338 4 1st U1400
Kudric, Mirko 1520 4
32-36 Drazzi, Frank 1273 3.5
Maciulaitis, Don 1581 3.5
Drew, Phillip 953 3.5
Pronk, Syf 1419 3.5
Lycett, Garry 1723 3.5
37-43 Potter, Michael 1276 3
Potter, Daniel 1138 3
McEachern, Graham 1088 3
Doon, Steven Unr 3
Keefe, Peter 1367 3
Zamora, John 1357 3
Seehusen, John 1084 3
44-45 Tolpigin, George 1438 2.5
Barta, Gerard Unr 2.5
46-49 Lamech, Albert 1290 2
Nagendirarajah, Anteney 1478 2
Sljivovac, Branko Unr 2
Lee, Geoff 1221 2
50-51 Rasmussen, Henning 788 1
Yam, Hungi Unr 1
52 Blashki, Joel Unr 0



an error in the Doeberl Cup results crept into ACF Bulletin 312. Specifically I finished on 1.5 points, not 2.5 points, in the Premier division. I lost to Tony Davis in the last round but somehow the crosstable (initially) had us both with byes for the last round!? You may want to issue a correction in the next bulletin.

Come to think of it maybe I should have kept quiet.........

Best Regards
Roland Brockman

(Here are the corrected results - Ed)

Doeberl Cup 2005:

View games

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);
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); Roland Brockman (Vic).
1.0 James Bonning (Vic);
0.0 WIM Tuvshintugs Batceceg (ACT).


World News:

7th United Insurance GM: In Dhaka, Bangladesh. View games

Dubai Open: Players include Motylev, Georgiev, Navara, Mamedyarov, Kobalia, Ni Hua, Aleksandrov, Volkov, Ghaem Maghami, Bu Xiangzhi, Sargissian, Miroshnichenko, Vladimirov, Efimenko, Iordachescu, Riazantsev, Kotsur, Sorokin, Zhang Zhong and Kacheishvili. Leading scores after 3 rounds: Kacheishvili, Zhou and Gagunashvili 3. Site : View games

Radjabov grabs lead in Dos Hermanas: Illescas Cordoba beat Korneev in round 6. Radjabov beat Karjakin in round 5 to take the lead. Felgaer beat Harikrishna while Radjabov downed Illescas Cordoba in round 4. Karjakin beat Dominguez in round 3 to grab the sole lead. Felgaer beat Rustemov in the only decisive game of round 2. Scores after 6 rounds: 1. Radjabov, Teimour g AZE 2673 4.0; 2. Felgaer, Ruben g ARG 2593 3.5; 3. Azmaiparashvili, Zurab g GEO 2671 3.5; 4. Karjakin, Sergey g UKR 2635 3.5; 5. Rustemov, Alexander g RUS 2573 3.0; 6. Harikrishna, P g IND 2646 3.0; 7. Dreev, Alexey g RUS 2705 2.5; 8. Korneev, Oleg g RUS 2611 2.5; 9. Illescas Cordoba, Miguel g ESP 2633 2.5; 10. Dominguez, Lenier g CUB 2658 2.0. Site : View games

April Ratings: FIDE has released its latest list. The retiring Kasparov goes out on top, having gained a few points. Also noteworthy is the re-appearance of Gata Kamsky in the list.

Kasparov 2812
Anand 2785
Topalov 2778
Leko 2763
Kramnik 2753
Ivanchuk 2739
Adams 2737
Polgar 2732
Bacrot 2731
Svidler 2725
Grischuk 2724
Morozevich 2717
Shirov 2714
Gelfand 2713
Bareev 2709
Dreev 2705
Akopian 2703
Bologan 2700
Kamsky 2700
Ponomariov 2695.


French Team Championship: Players include Grischuk, Adams, Bacrot and Svidler. Site : View games - A division : View games - B division

Games: I have not got around to looking at the Doeberl Cup games yet ... hopefully nextt week - Ed.

Hansen, SuB (2553)    --    Hutters, T (2445)
ch-DEN KO  (2.1)   Koege DEN
2005.03.22     1-0     B85

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e6 6.Be2 a6 7.O-O Be7 8. f4 O-O 9.Kh1 Qc7 10.a4 Nc6 11.Be3 Nxd4 12.Qxd4 Bd7 13.e5 Ne8 14.Bf3 Bc6 15.Ne4 Rd8 16.Qc3 Bxe4 17.Bxe4 Rc8 18.Bd4 f5 19.exf6 Bxf6 (D)

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WR :: :: WR :: WK

20.Qh3!! Bxd4 21.Bxh7+ Kf7 22.Rfe1 Qd7 23.f5 e5 24.Bg6+ Ke7 25.Qh4+ Nf6 26.Qxd4! Rxc2 27.Rad1 Qc7 28.Qe3 Rc4 29.h3 Qc5 30.Qg5 Kd7 31.Bh5 Nxh5 32.Qxh5 Rf4 33.Qg6 R8xf5 34.Qxg7+ Rf7 35.Qg6 R7f6 36.Qg8 Rf8 37.Qb3 Rb4 38.Qg3 Rbf4 39.Kh2 R8f7 40.Qb3 Qb4 41.Qd5 Ke7 (D)

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42.Rxe5+!! Kf8
( 42...dxe5 43.Qxe5+ Kf8 44.Rd8# )
43.Qxd6+ Qxd6 44.Rxd6 Rxa4 45.Rb6 Rc4 46.Re3 Rc2 47.Rg3 Rd7 48.Rg4 Ke8 49. Rg8+ Kf7 50.Rb8 Rcc7 51.Kg3 Kg7 52.Kh4 Re7 53.g4 Rcd7 54.g5 Kf7 55.Kh5 Kg7 56.h4 Rc7 57.Rg6+ Kf7 58.Rh8 a5 59.Kh6 1-0

Hansen, Cu (2633)    --    Aagaard, J (2449)
ch-DEN KO  (2.1)   Koege DEN
2005.03.22     1-0     A23

1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.g3 c6 4.Nf3 e4 5.Nd4 Qb6 6.Nb3 d5 7.cxd5 cxd5 8. d3 Nc6 9.Bg2 exd3 10.Be3 Qa6 11.exd3 Bg4 12.Qd2 Rd8 13.O-O Be7 14.Nc5 Qb6 (D)

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WR :: :: WR WK

15.Nd7!? Qa5 16.Nxf6+ Bxf6 17.Bg5 Bxc3 18.Rfe1+ Kf8 19. bxc3 f6 20.Qf4 Bh5 (D)

BP BP :: :: BP BP
:: BN :: BP ::
BQ :: BP :: WB BB
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:: WP WP :: WP
WP :: :: WP WB WP

21.Bxf6!! gxf6 22.Qh6+ Kg8 23.Qxh5 Ne5 24.Qf5 Kg7 25.Rxe5 !! (D)

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25...fxe5 26.Qxe5+ Kf7 27.c4 1-0

Hansen, Cu (2633)    --    Aagaard, J (2449)
ch-DEN KO  (2.1)   Koege DEN
2005.03.22     1-0     A23

1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.g3 c6 4.Nf3 e4 5.Nd4 Qb6 6.Nb3 d5 7.cxd5 cxd5 8. d3 Nc6 9.Bg2 exd3 10.Be3 Qa6 11.exd3 Bg4 12.Qd2 Rd8 13.O-O Be7 14.Nc5 Qb6 (D)

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BQ BN :: BN ::
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WR :: :: WR WK

15.Nd7!? Qa5 16.Nxf6+ Bxf6 17.Bg5 Bxc3 18.Rfe1+ Kf8 19. bxc3 f6 20.Qf4 Bh5 (D)

BP BP :: :: BP BP
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BQ :: BP :: WB BB
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WP :: :: WP WB WP

21.Bxf6!! gxf6 22.Qh6+ Kg8 23.Qxh5 Ne5 24.Qf5 Kg7 25.Rxe5 !! (D)

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25...fxe5 26.Qxe5+ Kf7 27.c4 1-0

Hansen, SuB (2553)    --    Hansen, Cu (2633)
ch-DEN KO  (4.1)   Koege DEN
2005.03.26     1-0     B83

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e6 6.Be2 Be7 7.O-O Nc6 8.Kh1 O-O 9.f4 Bd7 10.Nb3 Qc7 11.Bf3 Rfd8 12.Qe2 Be8 13.Bd2 a6 14.Rae1 b5 15.Nd5


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15...exd5 16.exd5 Nxd5 17.Bxd5 Bf6 18.Ba5!!

BR :: BR BB :: BK ::
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BP :: BN BP BB ::
WB BP :: WB :: ::
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18...Nxa5 19.Bxa8 h6
( 19...Rxa8?? 20.Qxe8+!! )
20.Bd5 +- Bxb2 21.Nxa5 Qxa5 22.Rf3 Bd7 23.Qe7 Be6 24.Rxe6! fxe6 25.Qxe6+ Kh7 26.c3 b4 27.Rh3 Bxc3 28.Be4+ Kh8 29.Qf7
There is no defence to Rxh6+ and Qh7 mate

Hansen, SuB (2553)    --    Hansen, Cu (2633)
ch-DEN KO  (4.4)   Koege DEN
2005.03.28     1-0     B08

1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 g6 4.Be3 c6 5.Nf3 Bg7 6.Qd2 O-O 7.h3 b5 8.Bd3 a6 9.Bh6 c5 10.Bxg7 Kxg7 11.e5 Nfd7 12.Be4 Ra7 13.O-O dxe5 14.dxc5 b4 15. Na4 Qa5 16.a3!?

# White gets a lot for the piece

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WR :: :: WR WK

16...Qxa4 17.axb4 Qb5 18.Rfe1 Nc6 19.c4 Qxb4 20.Bxc6 Qxc5 21.Ba4 f6 22.b4 Qxc4 23.Rac1 Qf7 24.Qe3 Rb7 25.Red1 e6 26.Rd6 Nb8 27. Rc4 Rc7 28.Rh4! Qe7 29.Qd2 Bb7 30.Bb3 Bd5 31.Qh6+ Kh8 32.Bxd5 Qxd6 33.Bxe6 ! Rg7 34.Bb3 Nc6 35.Rc4 Nxb4 36.Nh4 a5 37.Rg4 g5?? 38.Qxg7+ Kxg7 39.Nf5+ Kg6 40.Nxd6 f5 41.Rc4 Rd8 42.Nb7 Rd2 43.Nxa5 Nd3 44.Rc6+ Kg7 45.Nc4 Re2 46.Rc7+ Kf6 47.Rc6+ Kg7 48.Nd6 Rxf2 49.Rc7+ Kf6 50.Rf7+ Kg6 51.Be6 e4 52. Bxf5+ Rxf5 53.Rxf5 e3 54.Kf1 1-0

Felgaer, R (2588)    --    Rustemov, A (2598)
It  (2)   Dos Hermanas ESP
2005.04.02     1-0     C19

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.bxc3 Ne7 7.a4 Nbc6 8.Nf3 Qa5 9.Qd2 f6 10.Bb5 Bd7 11.exf6 gxf6 12.O-O O-O-O 13.Ba3 cxd4 14.Nxd4!

( 14.cxd4 Qxd2 15.Nxd2 Nf5 )
14...e5 15.Nb3 Qc7 16.Nc5 Rhg8 17.Rfb1 Nf5!?

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BP BP BQ BB :: :: BP
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WR WR :: :: WK

18.Qxd5 Nh4 19.g3 Bg4!?

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20.Bxc6!! Rxd5 21.Bxd5
White has plenty for the queen, but the game's wide open
( 21...b6 22.Bxg8 )
22.Kh1 b6 23.h3
( 23.Bxg8 bxc5 and black has dangerous play on the long diagonal )
23...Bd7 24.Nxd7 Qxd7 25.Bxf3! Qxh3+ 26.Kg1 Rxg3+?!

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( 26...f5!? might be worth a shot here. White's attack does not look like it will be immediately decisive on the queenside, and his kingside is poorly defended, so black could afford to build up the attack, eg 27.a5 f4 28.Bg2 Qh6 29.axb6 axb6 and black seems to have good chances )
27.fxg3 Qxg3+ 28.Bg2 Qe3+ 29.Kf1 Qf4+ 30.Ke2 Qc4+ 31.Kd2 Qf4+ 32.Kd3 Qg3+ 33. Kc4 Qxg2 34.Kb3 f5 35.Rg1 Qd5+ 36.Kb2 f4 37.Rg7 f3 38.Rh1 e4 39.Rhxh7 e3!? 40. Rc7+!
( 40.Rh8+ Qd8 41.Rxd8+ Kxd8 42.Re7 f2 43.Rf7 e2 -+ )
( 40...Kd8!? 41.Rce7?! ( 41.Rxa7!! +- ) 41...Qg8!? 42.Rd7+ Kc8 )
41.Rce7 Qg8 42.Rb7+ Kc8 43.Rhc7+ Kd8 44.Bd6!!
# Now there's no stopping Rb8 mate

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Nijboer, F (2549)    --    Gouliev, N (2514)
ch-FRA Top 16 GpA  (5)   Noyon FRA
2005.04.01     0-1     B80

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Be3 e6 7.f3 b5 8.g4 h6 9.Qd2 Nbd7 10.O-O-O Ne5 11.Bd3 b4 12.Nce2 d5 13.Bf4 Nxd3+ 14.cxd3 dxe4 15.dxe4 Bb7 16.Kb1 Be7 17.Qc2 Rc8 18.Qa4+ Qd7 19.Qb3 Nxe4!!


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( 20.fxe4 Bxe4+ 21.Ka1 Bxh1 22.Rxh1 )
20...Qb5 21.Ned4 Qc4 22.Qa4+ Kf8 23.Nxe7 Kxe7 24.Nf5+!?

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24...Kf6 25.Qd7 Nf2 26.Nd6 Qc2+ 27.Ka1 Rc7 28.Ne8+!? Rxe8 29.Qxc7 Qxc7 30.Bxc7 Bxf3 31.Rhf1 Bxd1 32.Rxf2+ -+
# After all the fireworks, black has a winning ending!

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32...Kg6 33.h3 e5 34.Bb6 Rc8 35.Kb1 b3 36.axb3 Bxb3 37.Ba5 Rc5 38.Bc3 Rd5 39.Rd2 Rxd2 40.Bxd2 f5 0-1

Grand Prix tournaments:

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:

Hobsons Bay Community Event: April 9; 5 Round Swiss - 30mins + 10secs; Prize Money depends on entries; $30/$20; Contact Grant Bultman Email 0422744743 Website
City of Sydney Lightning: 4pm, Sunday, 10th April. Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club, 117 Ryedale Rd, West Ryde.
City of Sydney Rapid Play: Sunday, 17th April. Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club, 117 Ryedale Rd, West Ryde. Register by 10.30am; 20 min plus 10 seconds/move. 7 rounds Swiss. $20 entry. $250/$120 prizes plus divisional prizes. Email; Website; Phone Trent Parker on 0419 469 764.
Anzac Day social teams chess tournament: Monday April 25. Nerang Community Church, Cnr Banyula and Arjuna Way, Gaven Qld 4211. Teams of 3; Contact Peter Bender 07 5556 0434
Anzac Day Weekender: 7 round Swiss; 23-25 April; Melbourne Chess Club; $50/$40 less $5 MCC members.
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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