Australian Chess Federation newsletter
No. 321, June 8, 2005

In this issue:
Wendy Terry RIP
Mind Games Tournaments
NSW News
Arbiter's Workshop
Grade matches
ACF article - Part 1
World News
Grand Prix Tournaments
Other Events
International Tournaments

Wendy Terry RIP: One the great figures of Queensland chess, Wendy Terry, has passed away. The ACF offers its condolences to her husband Clive, her family and friends. IM Stephen Solomon wrote this tribute:

Vale Wendy Terry

On behalf of all chess players, I would like to report the sad passing of a great chess personality, Wendy Anne Terry. She passed away on Sunday 5th June, after rather sudden liver failure. She was 62 years of age.

Wendy was a great organiser and coach of junior chess. She was a great ambassador for the ethics of the game, and started the Qld Veterans' and Disabled Championships during the 80s. For many years she was the main organiser of the Qld Women's and Girls championships, of which my wife, Janeen, won six. I remember when I first moved to Queensland in 1984, Janeen was playing in the Qld Womens', and the venue was the MS Centre at Dutton Park. Wendy, and her long-time friend Gail Young, were the main organisers. Nerida Powell and Andrea Terry were Janeen's main rivals in the tournament.

I have just been to the funeral, held at St Oliver Plunkett Catholic Church at Cannon Hill on Wednesday at 10.30am. There were about 100 people there; quite a few youngsters who had been coached by Wendy very recently. Also many of her family and friends. Some of the chess personalities there were Brian Wilcox, Alan Thomas, Bill Powell and his wife, Ian Murray, Graeme Gardiner, Connie Pizzato, Lionel Smerdon, Evan Pass, John Guest, Patrick Byrom, Victor Uscinski, Craig and Allinta Rose and David McKinnon.

Wendy was a special influence to us all; when you were with her you knew you were with a sincere and honest person. She had an excellent track record of identifying talent and then bringing them up to the very promising level. Charles Pizzato and David Smerdon are two. Also Andrew Meldrum, Paul Kalokerinos and Steven Sengstock. I could go on, and actually she has coached hundreds of juniors from the very beginner stage. She often passed them on to myself once they were at a certain level, which was at least her own strength of about 1400.

It was about 25 years ago when she started her Rookies Chess Club with her husband, Clive. They had two sessions one afternoon each week; for a long time it was at St Peter's school in Balmoral near their house at Morningside. Recently they coached at Cleveland. It was in the mid-70s when Wendy became interested in chess, around the same time as she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, and soon after was confined to a wheelchair. She was greatly influenced by Anna Anskey, and she has organised Women's and Girls' Chess ever since. Clive and she were the treasurer and secretary for the CAQ for about five years also, and did a great job in a difficult period.

I remember an amusing incident at a tournament at the German Club about 18 years ago. I was playing Wendy in the second round, and she was playing very well and we reached a level ending. I was feeling like a cuppa, made my move, and before pressing my clock asked her if she would like a cup of coffee, and pressed my clock. She gave the biggest smile and reached out to shake hands; she thought I had offered a draw (unfortunately I have a habit of winning those positions). I remember Andrea gave me some tough games, and she won the Queensland Women's Championship in 1985. Chris didn't play chess, but I see him quite often at squash courts. He has always been a better squash player than me, at mid-A grade range.

Wendy is survived by her husband Clive, son Chris, daughter Andrea and two grandchildren.

We love you Wendy, and may you rest in peace in God's Kingdom. We'll see you there one day!

- Stephen Solomon.

Graeme and Wendy Gardiner write:

Wendy's husband Clive reports that after struggling with health problems for the last 6 months, Wendy passed away at 10am on Sunday 5th June after two days of hard struggle.

Many of you will know that Wendy ran the Rookies Chess Club in Wynnum for many years and was heavily involved with the Queensland Women's Chess League. Many top players, both male and female, have been through Wendy's club over the years. Wendy and Clive for years ran the Chess Association of Queensland as Secretary and Treasurer.

Wendy was for a long time the Queensland rep on the Australian Women's Chess League. Wendy was a great advocate for equity issues involving disabled people. She created and organised the Queensland Veterans and Disabled Championships.

Her energy and achievements were even more remarkable as she was confined to a wheelchair for many years with multiple sclerosis.

Wendy loved the sport of chess, and regrettably she never quite managed to win the Queensland Women's title, although her daughter Andrea won it in 1985.

Up until very recently she was still coaching chess to students at Cleveland Primary School.

Wendy will be sadly missed by the chess community, especially in Queensland.

- Graeme and Wendy Gardiner

Mind Games Tournaments - Queensland:

Ist Prize - equal $ 200.00 Roland Schmaltz
Ist Prize - equal $ 200.00 Stephen Solomon
3rd Prize $ 100.00 Moulthun Ly
Rating A $100.00 Casey Barnard
Rating B $100.00 Molly McGarity
Rating C $100.00 Gene Nakauchi

1st Prize $ 250.00 Phachara Wongwichit/Moulthun Ly
2nd Prize $ 150.00 Dion Sampson / Sean Karita
3rd Prize $ 100.00 Matthew Sonter / Arianne Caoili
Rating A $ 100.00 Molly McGarity / Liam McGarity
Rating B $ 100.00 Leoma Lee / Gene Nakauchi
Rating C $ 100.00 Zac Dolan-Bowman / Eliot Soo-Burrowes

Premier Rapid
Open - Ist Prize $ 1,000.00 Roland Schmaltz
Open - 2nd Prize $ 500.00 Moulthun Ly
Open - 3rd Prize - equal $ 120.00 Stephen Solomon
Open - 3rd Prize - equal $ 120.00 Johnny Bolens
Open - 3rd Prize - equal $ 120.00 Sean Karita
Junior U18 - Ist Prize $ 300.00 Casey Barnard
Junior U18 - equal 2nd $ 100.00 Ben Lazarus
Junior U18 - equal 2nd $ 100.00 Alex Jule
Junior U18 - equal 2nd $ 100.00 Leoma Lee
Rating - U1200 $ 100.00 Zane Adams
Rating - U900 $ 100.00 Caleb Eriksson
Rating - U800 $ 100.00 Gene Nakauchi
Rating - U700 $ 100.00 Liam McGarity
Unrated - 1st Prize $ 120.00 Yamato Toda
Unrated - 2nd Prize $ 80.00 Nansen Naidoo

Full standings etc at

NSW News: The NSW Open, a category 3 Grand Prix event with total prizes of $6700 ($5000 guaranteed), is on this (long) weekend, June 12-14. It will be run in 2 divisions - Open & U1600 - at the Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club at 117 Ryedale Rd, West Ryde (1 minute from West Ryde Station). Charles Zworestine is DOP and the time control 90 minutes + 30 seconds per move from the start.

The event boasts of being the richest u1600 tournament in Australia (U1600 1st $750 2nd $500 3rd $350, U1500-1350 1st $250 2nd $150, U1350-1200 1st $250 2nd $150, U1200 1st $200).

For further information phone Trent Parker on 0419 469764 , email or visit the NSWCA website:

The NSW Chess Association is proposing to hold an Arbiter's Workshop in the near future.

This will be a weekend workshop at which an experienced Arbiter will provide training and information for anyone wishing to become a chess Arbiter so they can be a DOP (Director of Play) and know the correct ways to adjudicate and handle disputes and organise and run chess tournaments.

At this stage the Council needs some expressions of interest to plan for this, so if you are interested, please reply to this email giving your contact details.

- Lloyd R Fell

Progress scores in the Open Division of the NSW Chess Association inter-club grade match competition - North Sydney Brown Bears 4/4, Canterbury 6/8, St George 5.5/8, Asquith Leagues, Sydney Chess Academy 4.5/8, Rooty Hill 3.5/8, Parramatta 0/4, North Sydney Grizzly Bears 0/8. Justin Tan (Asquith, 2205), the 2000 Australian Junior Champion, beat Vladimir Smirnov (2296) and NSW Champion FM George Xie (2353) in the first two rounds.

- Peter Parr

Last week we reported that ACF President Denis Jessop had written an article on the role and functions of the Australian Chess Federation. View it here (Word document) or here (html). Here's Part 1 of the article:

The Australian Chess Federation Inc. (ACF)

An outline

by Denis Jessop, ACF President



In this paper I shall address the questions

1. What is the ACF?;

2. What can the ACF do?;

3. What does the ACF do?, and

4. What should the ACF do.

Quite often we see an assertion that the ACF should, or should not, do something. More often than not, a further reading of the assertion reveals that its proponent is unaware of the structure and powers of the ACF and that the assertion is inconsistent with those things.

The general purpose of this paper is to clarify these matters for interested readers. I should mention that any opinions expressed in this paper are mine and do not necessarily reflect the views of the ACF Council.

Part 1. What is the ACF?

Paradoxically, this question is as much one of what the ACF is not as of what it is.

a. The ACF’s Constitutional structure

The ACF is a Federation of affiliated State and Territory Chess Associations. Formally, it also consists of Associated Bodies and Honorary Life Members but these have no direct role in the affairs of the ACF, being non-voting observers.

The ACF is an Association incorporated, now, under the Associations Incorporation legislation of the Australian Capital Territory. It was formed in 1922 as an unincorporated body. It was first incorporated on 12 February 1987.

Its incorporation is significant as, first, it thereby has a legal identity separate from its affiliates and, secondly, it must act in accordance with its Constitution. An attempt by it to act beyond its constitutional powers could be restrained by Court order, if necessary.

All the six Australian State Chess Associations and the Australian Capital Territory Chess Association are affiliated. The Associated Bodies are the Junior Chess Leagues of NSW and the ACT, the Australian Womens Chess League and the Correspondence Chess League of Australia.

The ACF is governed by a Council comprised of one delegate of each affiliated association and an executive consisting of a President, a Deputy President, two Vice Presidents, a Secretary and a Treasurer. Each has one vote at Council meetings. The Immediate Past President is also a non-voting member for the 12 months after he ceased to be President.

The ACF has an annual general meeting (in effect) called the Annual National Conference comprised of delegates from each affiliated Association, the number of which is determined by the population of the relevant State or Territory at the most recent Australian census. The current representation is NSW 7, Victoria 5, Queensland 4, South Australia 2, Western Australia 2, Tasmania 1 and ACT 1 - a total of 22. The executive officers attend the Conference but do not, as such, have a vote.

The ACF also has additional office bearers appointed by the Council and, as mentioned above, Associated Bodies representing special interests or geographical areas and Honorary Life Members. These may attend the National Conference as non-voting observers. It is customary for representatives of Associated Bodies, and for certain of the appointed office bearers, to be invited to participate in Council meetings as non-voting observers. As such they provide valuable input to the Council.

b. The Council and the Executive

For practical purposes the Council is the ACF as it makes all important decisions on day-to-day matters.

The Executive officers, and notably the President, act subject to the approval of the Council. The Constitution provides that the President is the chief executive officer but his specified duties are very restricted. One of the potentially more powerful is to make decisions on matters of urgency that arise between Council meetings after consultation with as many Councillors as is reasonable in the circumstances. But now that the Council is authorised to decide matters by e-mail and that electronic communication is so quick, that power has effectively disappeared as it is almost always practicable to organise an e-mail vote of all Councillors at very short notice. This aspect is important because some critics of the ACF often contend that the President should do this or that when he has no constitutional authority to do so.

c. What the ACF is not.

It is important to understand that the ACF’s powers are limited by reason of its constitutional structure. This is often ignored or apparently not appreciated by persons asserting that the ACF should take a certain kind of action.

First, the ACF is not a body directly representing individual Australian chess players. There is no individual ACF membership.

Nor does the ACF directly represent Australian chess clubs. There is no procedure enabling chess clubs to affiliate with the ACF, except in the theoretical, but unlikely, role of an Associated Body with limited rights.

Individual chess players need to look to their chess club or to their State Association for direct input on chess matters, in accordance with the constitution of their respective State Associations. Likewise chess clubs will in most cases be affiliated with a State Association to which they may put their views.

That is the situation as it is, not necessarily as it ought to be. Possibilities for change will be referred to in Part 4 of this paper.

Gold Coast Open, Robina Town Centre, Sat/Sun 18/19 June - $3,000 in Prizes

This event is rated by our national magazine 'Australian Chess' as Australia's third most important weekender after the Doeberl Cup and Ballarat Begonia. Reigning champion, Grandmaster Ian Rogers will be playing, as he has done for the last 12 years. He is unlikely to get it all his own way as our visiting GM from Germany, Roland Schmaltz is very likely to be playing. And of course our local star IM Stephen Solomon never lets the GMs get off easily. WIM Arianne Caoili, who lives at Robina, is also an almost certain entrant.

In recent years we have had sufficient players and playing strength to split the event into open and under 1600 sections. This has worked very well, with a lot of much closer games and less mis-matches. We very much hope to get a good turnout of adults in addition to the strong contingent of juniors who always gain much from the experience.

The Gold Coast Chess Club looks forward to welcoming you all to its flagship tournament. An entry form can be found at the Gardiner Chess webpage (what's coming up soon), and entry can be made using your credit card via 'pay online' at


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World News:

Leko-Adams rapid match drawn: The score was 4-4. Adams raced to a 3-0 lead after some surprisingly bad play by Leko. Then Leko won three consecutive games and the last two games were drawn. The rapid match was played in Miskolc, in Hungary.
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Bulgarian Championship: Final Round 13 Standings: 1. Cheparinov, Ivan g BUL 2621 9.5; 2. Ninov, Nikolai m BUL 2486 9.0; 3. Bojkov, Dejan m BUL 2509 8.5; 4. Petkov, Vladimir m BUL 2463 8.5; 5. Rusev, Krasimir BUL 2427 7.5; 6. Iotov, Valentin m BUL 2433 7.0; 7. Radulski, Julian g BUL 2502 6.5; 8. Panbukchian, Valentin m BUL 2340 6.0; 9. Dochev, Dimitar m BUL 2357 5.5; 10. Kozhuharov, Spas BUL 2375 5.5; 11. Grigorov, Grigor BUL 2361 5.0; 12. Nikolov, Sasho m BUL 2394 5.0; 13. Chatalbashev, Boris g BUL 2499 4.0; 14. Raev, Rastislav BUL 2338 3.5.
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News on the net:, Sat, 04 Jun 2005 4:37 PM PDT
From checkmate to inmate: chess champion held on fraud charges Link
Maxim Dlugy, the American chess grand master turned businessman, faces up to 10 years in a Russian prison for fraud after being arrested under the same laws used to convict Mikhail Khodorkovsky., Sat, 04 Jun 2005 12:06 PM PDT
MP Candidates Measure Strength at Chess in Sofia Link
Candidates for the new Bulgarian parliament participated Saturday in an improvised chess tournament in Sofia. Venko Alexandrov, Andron Andronov, Viktor Rashev, Mario Ivanov and Yordan Mirchev from the ruling Simeon II National Movement party played with citizens in the National Theatre park.

Sun-Sentinel, Sat, 04 Jun 2005 6:46 PM PDT
Study links diseases to intelligence Link A team of scientists at the University of Utah has proposed that the unusual pattern of genetic diseases seen among Jews of European origin, or Ashkenazis, is the result of natural selection for enhanced intellectual ability. Among the evidence for the "enhanced intellectual ability" is the fact that a quarter of Nobel Prize winners and half of all world chess champions were Ashkenazi Jews.

Pravda, Thu, 02 Jun 2005 11:43 PM PDT
Russian inventor designs chessboard suitable for three players at once Link He has been dreaming of building a chessboard for three players ever since he was a boy. He was always unhappy about a situation when only two people could play chess. But three was always a crowd for this game. Mr. Kononov eventually made his dream come true.

Yahoo! India News, Thu, 02 Jun 2005 3:01 AM PDT
Thursday June 2, 03:23 PM Link Sydney, Jun 2 (ANI): Wonder why Bobby Fisher, Gary Kasparov, Vishwanathan Anand and Anatoly Karpov, all world-class chess players are men and not women?

Meanwhile, Bobby Fischer has declared his willingness to play either Kasparov or Karpov in random chess.

Grandmaster Andor Lilienthal celebrated his 94th birthday last month in Budapest, Hungary. He played ten world champions in tournaments defeating five of them Lasker, Capablanca, Alekhine, Botvinnik and Smyslov. He sacrificed his queen in the following brilliant game played more than seventy years ago defeating Jose Raul Capablanca (Cuba) one of the greatest players of all time. Lilienthal - Capablanca, [E24] Hastings 1934/35 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.a3 Bxc3+ 5.bxc3 b6 6.f3 d5 7.Bg5 h6 8.Bh4 Ba6 9.e4 Bxc4 10.Bxc4 dxc4 11.Qa4+ Qd7 12.Qxc4 Qc6 13.Qd3 Nbd7 14.Ne2 Rd8 15.0-0 a5 16.Qc2 Qc4 17.f4 Rc8 18.f5 e5 19.dxe5 Qxe4? (if 19..Nxe5 20 Bxf6 gxf6 21 Nf4 with a good attack.Best was 19..Qc5+although white still stands better) 20 exf6!! {brilliant} 20...Qxc2 21.fxg7 Rg8 22.Nd4 Qe4 23.Rae1 Nc5 24.Rxe4+ Nxe4 25.Re1 Rxg7 26.Rxe4+ 1-0 - Peter Parr


Adams, Mi (2737)    --    Leko, P (2763)
Rapid Match  (1)   Miskolc HUN
2005.06.02     1-0     C78

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O b5 6.Bb3 Bc5 7.a4 Rb8 8. d3 d6 9.h3 O-O 10.Nbd2 Ne7 11.Re1 Ng6 12.Nf1 h6 13.Ne3 Be6 14.c3 Bxb3 15. Qxb3 Re8 16.axb5 axb5 17.Nf5 Qd7 18.Be3 Bxe3 19.Nxe3 Nf4 20.Qc2 b4 21.c4 c6 22.Ra5 Ra8 23.Rea1 Rxa5 24.Rxa5 g6 25.Nh2 Kg7 26.Nhg4 Nh7 27.Qd2 h5 28. Nh2 c5 29.Nd5 Nxd5 30.cxd5 Qb7 31.b3 Ra8 32.Qa2 Rxa5 33.Qxa5 Nf6 34.Nf3 (D)

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34...Nxd5?! 35.exd5 Qxd5 36.Qa6!
Saving the pawns because of counterplay againsst d6 and e5
36...e4!? 37.dxe4 Qxb3 38.Qxd6 Qb1+ 39.Kh2 Qc2 40.Qe5+
( 40.e5!? )
40...Kg8 41.Qf6 Qxe4 42.Ne5
( 42.Qxf7+!? Kxf7 43.Ng5+ Kf6 44.Nxe4+ Ke5 45.Nxc5 Kd4 46. Nb3+ Kc3 47.Na5 b3 48.Nxb3 Kxb3 49.Kg3 might also be a win )
42...Qd5 43.Nc6 Qe4 44.Ne7+ Kf8 45.Nc6 Ke8?? (D)

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46.Qd8# 1-0

Leko, P (2763)    --    Adams, Mi (2737)
Rapid Match  (2)   Miskolc HUN
2005.06.02     0-1     E15

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6 4.g3 Ba6 5.b3 Bb4+ 6.Bd2 Be7 7.Nc3 O-O 8. Rc1 d5 9.cxd5 Nxd5 10.Nxd5 exd5 11.Bg2 Re8 12.Rc2 c5 13.O-O Nc6 14.Bc3 Rc8 15.Bh3 Rc7 16.Re1 cxd4 17.Bxd4 Nxd4 18.Nxd4 Bb4 19.Rf1 Rxc2 20.Qxc2 Bc5! -/+ (D)

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21.Rd1 Bxd4 22.Rxd4 Rxe2 23.Qc1 Qf6 24.Rf4 Qe7 25.Kg2 Re1 (D)

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( 25...Re1 26.Qc2 Bf1+ 27.Kf3 Bxh3 -+ )

Adams, Mi (2737)    --    Leko, P (2763)
Rapid Match  (3)   Miskolc HUN
2005.06.03     1-0     C78

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O b5 6.Bb3 Bc5 7.a4 Rb8

White threatened axb5
8.axb5 axb5 9.c3 d6 10.d4 Bb6
Not ...Ba7 because of d5
11.Na3 O-O!?
A standard sac
12.Nxb5 Bg4!
Black has good counterplay thanks to this pin and the offside Nb5
( 12...Nxe4?? 13.Bd5 )
( 13.Be3 Bxd4 14.Nbxd4 exd4 15.cxd4 Bxf3 16.gxf3 Nh5 )
13...exd4 14.Nbxd4 Nxd4 15.cxd4 Bxf3 16.gxf3 Nh5 17.Kh1 Qf6 18.Be3 Nf4 19. Ra4!?
Both protects d4 and prepares for an eventual shift to the kingside
19...Ra8 20.Rb4 Ne6 21.Rg1 Rfb8 22.f4 c5
( 22...Nxf4 23.e5! dxe5 ( 23...Qh4 24.Rg4 ) 24.dxe5 Qxe5 25.Bxf4 +- )
23.e5! (D)

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23...Qd8 24.dxc5 Bxc5 25.Rxb8 Rxb8 26.f5! Bxe3 27.fxe6! Bh6 28.Qh5! +-
Threatening both Qxh6 and Qxf7+
28...Kh8 29.Qxf7 dxe5 30.e7 Qe8 31.Qxe8+ Rxe8 32.Rd1 Bg5 33.Ba4 (D)

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Leko, P (2763)    --    Adams, Mi (2737)
Rapid Match  (4)   Miskolc HUN
2005.06.03     1-0     C96

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 d6 8. c3 O-O 9.h3 Na5 10.Bc2 c5 11.d4 Nd7 12.d5 Nb6 13.Nbd2 f5 14.exf5 Bxf5 15. Bxf5 Rxf5 16.Ne4

A nice spot for the horse
16...Qe8 17.Nfg5!
Aiming for e6 and exposing the shortcomings of black's opening
17...Nb7 18.Ne6 Qf7 19.b4 cxb4 20.cxb4 Nd8 21.Be3 Nc4 22.Nc7! (D)

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22...Nxe3 23.Rxe3 Ra7 24.Rc1 +/-
White's control of the c-file gives him a big advantage
( 24...Bg5 25.Nxd6 Bxe3 26.Nxf7 Bxc1 27.Qxc1 Rxf7 28.d6 +- )
25.Rec3 Qg6 26.Rg3 Qf7 27.Rgc3 Qg6 28.Qe2 Bg5 29.R1c2 Rf4 30.f3 Rf8 31.Qf2 Rb7 32.Qg3 Kh7 33.Qg4! (D)

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Penetrating the white squares
33...Rb6 34.Kh1 Rf4 35.Qd7 Rxe4!?
Black had to try something
36.fxe4 Qxe4 37.Qg4 Bf4 38.Rc1 Rb7 39.a3 Qd4 40.Qf5+ Kg8 41.Qc8 Bxc1 42.Qxd8+ Kh7 43.Rxc1 Qf4 44.Rg1 1-0

Adams, Mi (2737)    --    Leko, P (2763)
Rapid Match  (5)   Miskolc HUN
2005.06.04     0-1     B30

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 e5 4.Bc4 d6 5.d3 Be7 6.Nd2 Nf6 7.Nf1 Bg4 8. f3 Be6 9.Ne3 O-O 10.O-O Rb8 11.a3 Nd4 12.Ba2 b5 13.Ncd5 Nxd5 14.Bxd5 Bg5 15.Bxe6 Nxe6 16.a4 (D)

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16...Bxe3+!? 17.Bxe3 bxa4! 18.Ra2
It's hard to defend b2
( 18.Rxa4 Rxb2 19.Rxa7 Qb6 looks good for black )
18...Qd7 19.Qa1 Nd4 20.Bxd4 cxd4 21.Rxa4 Rxb2! 22.Rxa7 Rb7 23.Rxb7 Qxb7 24.Rb1 Qc6 -/+
Black still has an edge because of the weak c2 pawn
25.Rb2 d5 26.h3 dxe4 27.dxe4!?
( 27.fxe4!? )
27...Qc3 28.Qb1 Qe3+ 29.Kh1 g6 30.Rb8 Qg5 31.Rxf8+ Kxf8 32.Qe1 Kg7 33.g3 Qf6 34.Kg2 Qc6 35.Qd2 h6 36.h4 f5 37.Qd3 Kf6 38.Kf2 fxe4 39.fxe4 h5 40.Ke2 Qa4 41.Qd2 Qc4+ 42.Kf2 Ke6 43.Kg2 Kd6 44.Kf2 Kc6 45.Kg2 Kb5 46.Kf2 Ka4 47. Kg2 Ka3 48.Qa5+ Kb2 49.Qxe5 Kxc2 50.Qf6 d3 51.Qxg6 d2 52.e5+ Kc1 53.Qh6 Qe4+ 54.Kh2 Qe2+ 55.Kh3 Qxe5 56.Qc6+ Kb2 57.Qb7+ Kc2 58.Qc6+ Kb1 59.Qb7+ Qb2 60.Qe4+ Qc2 61.Qb4+ Kc1 62.Qa3+ Qb2 63.Qc5+ Kb1 64.Qxh5 Qb3 65.Qf5+ Kc1 66.Qc5+ Kb2 67.Qe5+ Qc3 68.Qb5+ Kc2 69.Qf5+ Qd3 70.Qc5+ Kb3 71.Qb6+ Kc4 72.Qa6+ Kd4 73.Qd6+ Ke3 74.Qe6+ Kf2 75.Qf6+ Qf3 76.Qb6+ Qe3 77.Qf6+ Ke1 78.Kg2 Qe2+ 79.Kh3 Qf1+ 0-1

Leko, P (2763)    --    Adams, Mi (2737)
Rapid Match  (6)   Miskolc HUN
2005.06.04     1-0     C99

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 d6 8. c3 O-O 9.h3 Na5 10.Bc2 c5 11.d4 Qc7 12.Nbd2 cxd4 13.cxd4 Nc6 14.Nb3 a5 15. Be3 a4 16.Nbd2 Bd7 17.Rc1 Rac8 18.Nf1 Qb8 19.Bb1 Rc7 20.Qd2 exd4 21.Nxd4 Nxd4 22.Bxd4 Rxc1 23.Rxc1 Rc8 24.Re1 Be6 25.Ne3 Nd7 26.f4 Bf6?! (D)

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WP WP WQ :: WP ::
:: WB :: WR WK

27.Rd1 Qa8 28.Bxf6 Nxf6 29.Qxd6 g6?! 30.f5! Nxe4 31.Bxe4 Qxe4 32.Ng4! (D)

:: BR :: :: BK ::
:: :: :: BP :: BP
:: WQ BB :: BP ::
:: BP :: :: WP ::
BP :: :: BQ :: WN ::
:: :: :: :: WP
WP WP :: :: WP ::
:: :: WR :: WK

( 32.Ng4 Qxf5 33.Nh6+ )

Iotov, V (2433)    --    Petkov, V (2463)
69th ch-BUL  (12)   Pleven BUL
2005.06.02     1-0     A57

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 b5 4.cxb5 a6 5.b6 a5 6.Nc3 Ba6 7.e4 Bxf1 8. Kxf1 d6 9.Nf3 Nbd7 10.Qa4 Qxb6 (D)

BR :: :: BK BB BR
:: :: BN BP BP BP BP
BP BP WP :: ::
WQ :: :: WP :: ::
:: WN :: WN ::
WR WB :: WK :: WR

11.e5! dxe5 12.Nxe5 Rd8 13.Bg5! Qxb2 14.Rc1 Qb4 15.Qc6 (D)

:: :: BN BP BP BP BP
:: WQ :: BN ::
BQ :: :: ::
:: WN :: ::
WP :: :: WP WP WP
:: WR :: WK :: WR

15...Qb8 16.Nb5! (D)

:: :: BN BP BP BP BP
:: WQ :: BN ::
:: :: :: ::
:: :: :: ::
WP :: :: WP WP WP
:: WR :: WK :: WR

( 16...e6 17.Nc7+ Ke7 18.d6# )
( 17.Qxd5 Qxb5+ ( 17...Qxe5!? ) 18.Kg1 )
( 17...Qxe5 18.Rxd5 Qa1+ 19.Bc1 +- )
18.Rxd5 +- Qxc6 19.Nxc6 Rc8 20.Nxa5 f6 21.Be3 e6 22.Nd6+ Bxd6 23.Rxd6 Ke7 24.Rd1 Rc2 25.Ra1 h5 26.Nb3 e5 27.Nd2 f5 28.Bg5+ Ke6 29.Ke2 Rhc8 30.g3 f4 31.Rhd1 Kf5 32.h4 Nc5 33.Kf3 Nd3 34.Ne4 R8c3 (D) !

:: :: :: ::
:: :: :: BP
:: :: :: ::
:: :: BP BK WB BP
:: :: WN BP WP
:: BR BN :: WK WP
WP :: BR :: WP ::
WR :: WR :: ::

Amazingly, white has managed to get into a bit of a mess!
( 35.Nxc3 Rxf2# )
( 35...Ne1+!? 36.Ke2 Kxe4 37.Kxe1 Rc1+ 38.Rxc1 Rxc1+ 39. Rd1 doesn't work )
36.Nxc3 Rxd2 37.gxf4 Ng4 38.Nb5 exf4 39.Bxf4 Rd3+
( 39...Rf2+ 40.Kg3 Rxf4 41.Nd6+ Ke5 42.Re1+ Kxd6 43.Kxf4 )
40.Ke2 Rh3 41.Bg5 Ke4 42.Kd2 Kd5 43.a4 Kc4 44.Nd6+ Kb4 45.a5 Ne5 46.a6 1-0

And here are some games from the giant HB Global tournament in Minneapolis

Epishin, V (2605)    --    Kacheishvili, G (2597)
HB Global CC  (4)   Minneapolis USA
2005.05.20     1-0     D38

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.Nc3 Bb4 5.Bg5 h6 6.Bxf6 Qxf6 7.e3 O-O 8. Be2 dxc4 9.O-O Rd8 10.a3 Bxc3 11.bxc3 c5 12.Ne5 Nd7 13.f4 cxd4 14.exd4 Nxe5 15.fxe5 +/- Qg5 16.Rf3 Bd7 17.Rg3 Qf4 18.Ra2 Bc6 19.Bh5 Rd7 20.Rf2 Qe4 21.Qf1 Rf8 22.Rf4 Qc2 23.Rf2 Qe4 24.Rf6 Kh7 25.Rf4 Qd5 26.Bxf7 Kh8 (D)

:: :: BR BK
BP BP :: BR :: WB BP
:: BB :: BP :: BP
:: :: BQ WP ::
:: BP WP WR ::
:: :: :: WP WP
:: :: :: WQ WK

( 27.Rxg7 Kxg7 28.Rg4+ Kh7 29.Qf6 Rdxf7 30.Qg6+ Kh8 31. Qxh6+ Rh7 32.Qxf8# )

Matikozian, A (2515)    --    Novikov, I (2589)
HB Global CC  (4)   Minneapolis USA
2005.05.20     0-1     B87

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Nc3 a6 4.d4 cxd4 5.Nxd4 Nf6 6.Bc4 e6 7.O-O b5 8. Bb3 Be7 9.Qf3 Qb6 10.Be3 Qb7 11.Qg3 Nbd7 12.Rad1 b4 13.Na4 O-O 14.Bh6 Nh5 15.Qf3 Nhf6 16.Qg3 Nh5 17.Qf3 Nhf6 18.Bg5 Ne5 19.Qe2 Bd7 20.f4 Nc6 21.e5 Nxd4 22.Rxd4 dxe5 23.fxe5 Bxa4 (D)

BR :: :: BR BK ::
:: BQ :: BB BP BP BP
BP :: :: BP BN ::
:: :: WP WB
BB BP WR :: ::
:: WB :: :: ::
:: :: :: WR WK

24.Bxf6! Bc5 25.Qg4 Bxd4+ 26.Kh1!
( 26.Qxd4 Qa7! -+ )
26...g6 27.Qxd4 Bc6 28.Rg1??
( 28.Qd2! Rfc8 29.Qh6 Bxg2+ 30.Kg1 Qb6+ 31.Rf2 +- )
28...h5 29.c3 bxc3 30.bxc3 Be4 31.h3 Kh7 32.Kh2 a5 33.Re1 Bxg2 34.Bc2 Bf3 35.Rg1 Qa7 36.Qd2 Rad8!! 37.Qe1
( 37.Bxd8 Rxd8!! 38.Qxd8 Qf2+ -+ )
37...Qd7 38.Bg5 Qb5 39.Rf1 (D)

:: BR BR ::
:: :: :: BP :: BK
:: :: BP :: BP ::
:: :: :: ::
:: WP :: BB :: WP
WP :: WB :: :: WK
:: :: WQ WR ::

39...f6 40.Bxf6 Rxf6!! 41.exf6 Qb8+ 42.Kg1 Rd2 (D)

BQ :: :: ::
:: :: :: :: BK
:: :: BP WP BP ::
BP :: :: :: BP
:: :: :: ::
:: WP :: BB :: WP
WP :: WB BR :: ::
:: :: WQ WR WK


Kudrin, S (2554)    --    Goldin, A (2615)
HB Global CC  (5)   Minneapolis USA
2005.05.20     1-0     C54

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.c3 Nf6 5.d3 a6 6.O-O Ba7 7.Bb3 h6 8. Nbd2 O-O 9.Re1 d6 10.Nf1 Ne7 11.Ng3 Ng6 12.h3 Be6 13.d4 c6 14.Bc2 Re8 15. Be3 Qc7 16.Qd2 Rad8 17.Nf5 d5 (D)

:: BR BR :: BK ::
:: :: BP BP WN ::
:: WP WP :: ::
:: WP WB WN :: WP

18.Bxh6!? Nxe4!?
( 18...gxh6 19.Qxh6 Bxf5 20.exf5 Nf4 21.Qxf6 +- )
19.Bxe4 dxe4 20.Nxg7!! exf3 21.Nh5! f6
( 21...exd4 22.Nf6+ Kh8 23.Qg5 Qe7 24.Qh5! Qxf6 25.Bg5+ )
22.Nxf6+ Kf7 23.Nxe8 Rxe8 24.Qd3 fxg2 25.Rxe5! Bb8
( 25...Nxe5 26.Qh7+ Kf6 27.Qxc7 )
26.Rae1 Re7
( 26...Nxe5 27.Qh7+ Kf6 28.dxe5+ )
The moves from here on are probably wrong
27...Re8 28.f4 Bd7 29.Rxe8 Be6
( 29...Bxe8 30.Qf5+ Kg7 31.Qf6+ Kh7 32.Rxe8 )
30.Bh6! Kxe8 31.Qd2 Kf7 32.Re3 Ba7 33.Rf3 Kg8 34.Re3 Kf7 35.Re1 Kg8 36.Ra1 Qd7 37.Qd3 Kf7 38.Qf3 Qc7 39.Bg5 Kg7 40.Bh6+ Kf7 41.Bg5 Ke8 42.Bf6 Qf7 43. Bg5 Qc7 44.Bh6 Kf7 45.Re1 Ke8 46.Re3 Kf7 47.Re1 Ke8 48.h4 Kd7 49.h5 Kc8 50.Ra1 Qd7 51.Qd1 1-0

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; the venue has changed to: Quality Resort Sails, 20 Park 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;
Fairfield RSL Winter Cup: July 16-17; 14 Anzac Avenue Fairfield Sydney; Cat 3; 7 Round Swiss; 1 hour + 10 seconds a move; Registration 9.15-9.45am Saturday; Entry Fees $50 Adults, $40 Pension/ Students, $35 Juniors. Email. Website
ANU Open: July 23-24; Category 3 GP; Australian National University, Acton, ACT; $3000 in prizes, first $1000; $70/$50 entries. Contact Shun Ikeda 02 6125 4030 Email; Website.
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:

Victorian Open: June 11-13. Box Hill Chess Club, 79 Carrington Road, Box Hill. Website
Coal City Open: August 6-7; Newcastle Bridge Club, Young Road, Broadmeadow, 100 Metres from the Railway Station; 6 Round Swiss; $50/$35 - $10.00 discount before July 24. Advance entries to Colin Parsons, 14 Wyndham Way, Eleebana. 2282. For information ring 49469267, 49433862, 49612223. E-mail or

Blackwater Chess Club Queens Birthday tournament and workshop (Queensland): All players will be separated into grades. Salvation Army Hall. Email or contact Craig on 49 861 687. Workshop June 8th 5-9pm, 10th 7-9:30pm, 11th 5-9pm. Tournament June 12-14 9am.

Redclffe Challenge: October 15-16, Queensland; Mark Stokes (07) 3205 6042 Website
The Best in the West: November 5-6; Contact Grant Bultman Email 0422744743 Website

International events:

Czech Tour - International Chess Festivals Series -

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.

The International Chess Festival "M. Sadoveanu" 20th Edition, Jassy 20 - 26.08.2005; ; Manole Vasile: phone nr. 0040740/277850 ; Fax: 0040232/204454. e-mail: . Ungureanu Vlad: phone nr. 0040741/665384 e-mail:

Best wishes till next time
- Paul Broekhuyse
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