Australian Chess Federation newsletter
No. 326, July 13, 2005

In this issue:
2004 GP prizes - preliminary list
Adelaide University Open
Sales wins Australian Masters
Zhao wins Australian Young Masters
City of Melbourne Open
ACT Championship starts
Aussies Overseas
World News
Grand Prix Tournaments
Other Events
International Tournaments


ANU Open coming soon!

July 23-24; Category 3 Grand Prix event; Australian National University, Acton, ACT; $3000 in prizes, first $1000; $70/$50 entries. Contact Shun Ikeda 02 6125 4030 Email; Full details on the Website. Download the brochure and entry form here

$10 discount for entries received by Friday 15 July

The ANU Open is part of the ANU Chess Festival from 17th-27th July 2005

National computer chess championship
ANU Open chess championship
ACT go championship
ACT backgammon open
ANU primary schools championship
ANU high schools/colleges championship

ACF Grand Prix Prizes 2004 - preliminary list

The Grand Prix Prize List has now been prepared but the ACF Council has agreed that, before prize cheques are drawn, the list should be publicised for a limited time to enable any potential prizewinners not on the list to submit a claim. The submission of any prize claims should be made to ACF Treasurer Norm Greenwood either by email to or to Box 1840, Hornsby Westfield Post Office, Sydney 1635 by Friday 22 July. Once the List has been confirmed it is intended that the prize cheques will be mailed before the end of the month.

This list can be seen as PDF here

Division/Section Placing Prizewinners Points Prize
Open 1st Ian ROGERS 90.5 875.00
2nd George XIE 88.5 525.00
3rd Stephen SOLOMON 67.75 350.00
4th Michael WEI 51.8 Ineligible #
5th David SMERDON 49.5 200.00
6th Igor BJELOBRK 45.5 150.00
Total 2,100.00

U2000 1st Michael WEI 62.2 525.00
2nd John MYERS 62.2 350.00
3rd Raymond SONG 53.9 Ineligible #
4th Phachara WONGWICHIT 41 200.00
5th Mike CANFELL 36.9 Ineligible #
6th Toshi KIMURA 35.7 150.00
Total 1,225.00

U1600 1st Max ILLINGWORTH 68.1 525.00
2nd Mike CANFELL 59.5 350.00
3rd Anthony KEUNING 49.8 200.00
4th Angela SONG 48.15 150.00
Total 1,225.00

Junior 1st Michael WEI 92.5 Ineligible #
2nd Raymond SONG 57.4 350.00
3rd Max ILLINGWORTH 50.4 Ineligible #
4th Phachara WONGWICHIT 47 Ineligible #
5th =Junta IKEDA 41.5 175.00
5th =Shane NORTHOVER 41.5 175.00
Total 700.00

Women 1st Vaness REID 78.5 350.00
Total 350.00

Unrated 1st Jaspal SINGH 34 200.00
Total 200.00

State Prizes *Tas Kevin BONHAM 28.4 67.00 15th Open
SA Mark CHAPMAN 12 67.00 41st =Open
WA Jay LAKNER 9 22.00 56th =Open
Adam HAASSE 9 22.00 56th =Open
Tristan BOYD 9 22.00 56th =Open
Total 200.00

Total Prizes $6,000.00

* State Prizes - a State prize awarded to the highest scoring player in each State that otherwise has no prize winner. [ACF Grand Prix By-Law 8 (g)]

# Prize Eligibility - a player may win only one prize only, being the prize of the highest value to which the player would be entitled were the player permitted to win more than one prize. [ACF Grand Prix By-Law 10 ] Accordingly five players are shown as ineligible for a prize in one category of prizes in the above list as they are entitled to receive a prize of a higher value in another category. When this occurs the player with the highest placing after the player ruled ineligible in a category is entitled to the prize that would otherwise be awarded to the ineligible player.

Adelaide University Open - Report by DOP Charles Zworestine

I really hope we'll be back again next year... This year's Adelaide University events were the best yet. For starters, record numbers played: 95 players overall, up a dozen or so from last year. For the first time, the event was split into two: the Adelaide University Open (34 players), and the PAC Challenge (61 players). This was successful, made the Open even more competitive than it has been for the past few years (this is the fifth year of this event) and led to some highly competitive and interesting chess...

It all began in Round 1, when the usual teething problems meant that we started an hour late - and ended up with the Bronstein time controls of 60 minutes plus ten seconds per move at the end! Hopefully that experiment will not be repeated, as the Fischer time controls (adding the 10 second increment right from the start) are much better. But fortunately this caused no problems, the players did not complain (despite the late start), the event proceeded dispute-free and we were all able to enjoy the chess... Not much happening in Round 1, as the top seeds pretty much won all of their games in both events. Well, there was one exception: new Australian seniors representative Srbo Zaric was held to a draw in a long and tough rook ending by Andrew Short...

Already great interest in Round 2, as top seeded IM Zong-Yuan Zhao had to fight very hard before eventually winning rook and pawn against rook vs James Obst. Zaric drew again (this time with David Wynne), while the other top seeds all won... Not so in the PAC Challenge, as the juniors already started making their mark: Matthew Borg beat third seed Gavin Haydn, while Brandon Low defeated tenth seed Simeon Giminez.

Third round: Tao and Zhao kept winning, as the Australian Young Masters Champion (Zhao) beat the Australian Masters Champion (Filipino Jesse Noel Sales). Goldsmith won in his inimitable style to join them on 3 out of 3, while Zaric won his first game (against Bernard Rigo). Ronald Scott and IM Leonid Sandler drew an intriguing brevity (see game below)... In the PAC Challenge, more junior shocks, as young Fedja Zulfic drew with second seed Ashwin Utturkar and Matthew Borg scored an upset win over fifth seed Richard Thorne.

Scott, R (2202)    --    Sandler, L (2358)
2005 Adelaide University Open  (3)   Adelaide University
2005.07.09     1/2-1/2     D37s

1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.c4 e6 4.Nc3 Be7 5.Bf4

5...O-O 6.e3 c5 7.dxc5 Bxc5 8.Qc2 Nc6 9.a3 a6 10.O-O-O Be7 11.h4 Qa5 12.Ng5
Already threatening to take twice on d5
12...dxc4 13.Bxc4 Ne5

14.Nd5!? exd5 15.Rxd5
( 15.Bxe5!? dxc4?! 16.Bxf6! )
15...Nxc4!? 16.Rxa5 Nxa5
Black has a lot for the queen
17.Be5 Rd8!? 18.Bxf6 Bxf6 19.Qxh7+ Kf8 20.Qe4 Kg8 21.Qh7+ Kf8
White goes for a repetition before black can finish developing

Come Round 4, (the last Saturday round), and Sandler was convincing against Sales, as was Tao over Goldsmith... Zhao had to fight much harder, but eventually overcame Ronald Scott after starting from an inferior position when his knight ended up better than Scott's bishop in the ending. So Tao and Zhao entered Sunday equal leaders on 4 out of 4... The junior giant killers, Borg and Zulfic, drew with each other in Round 4 of the PAC Challenge. That left two leaders there too on 4 points: Eduard Atrens (who upset top seed Nova Ivkovic) and dangerous unrated Georgian Edgar Mdinaradze (who beat fourth seed Pavel Turcaj).

Sunday morning saw the first ever Tao-Zhao pairing, and a thrilling game with Zong-Yuan and Trevor fighting the whole way! Conceding a slight time advantage, Zhao had to really fight when his queenside collapsed, but he had a dangerous passed d pawn for compensation. In the end he lost a piece, but there was still that d pawn; they reached a drawn ending, but unfortunately for Yuan he moved one second too slow and lost on time. So Trevor to 5 out of 5, while Sandler was upset by Tabatt (FIDE 2234) and Obst stunned Goldsmith; Zaric and Scott both won, while Tasmanian Charles Chadwick scored an exciting upset draw with Sales... Meanwhile in the PAC Challenge Mdinaradze got to 5 out of 5 (beat Atrens), while Utturkar beat Matthew Borg to get to 4.5.

Brevities in Round 6, as Tao mated Zaric, Tabatt collapsed in the last six moves against Zhao and Scott squashed Goldsmith! Meanwhile Obst score another big upset against Sandler, and the PAC Challenge saw Mdinaradze wrap up the event with a round to spare after defeating Utturkar and seeing Boards 2 and 3 drawn... That all meant that the main interest in the last round was whether Tao and Mdinaradze could get perfect scores! The Georgian duly succeeded (beating Giminez), but Trevor had a thriller with Obst (see game below): a loss would have left Trevor equal first with Obst and Zhao, but in the end after messing up a winning ending his queen and rook drew by perpetual against James' two queens! Zhao got second when his queen was too good for Zaric's rook and minor piece, while Scott shared third with Obst after defeating Tabatt.

Tao, T (2387)    --    Obst, J (1982)
2005 Adelaide University Open  (7)   Adelaide University
2005.07.10     1/2-1/2     A17

1.c4 Nf6 2.Nc3 e6 3.Nf3 Bb4 4.Qb3 Qe7 5.g3 b6 6.Bg2 Bb7 7.O-O O-O 8.d3 d5 9.a3 Bxc3 10.bxc3 Nbd7 11.Re1 Nc5 12.Qa2 dxc4 13.Qxc4 Bd5 14.Qb4 a5 15.Qb2 Nb3 16.c4 Bxf3 17.Qxb3 Bxg2 18.Kxg2 a4 19.Qc3 Nd7 20.Bb2 f6 21.Rad1 e5 22.f3 Nc5 23.Qc1 Nb3 24.Qe3 Qc5 25.Qxc5 bxc5!?

26.Bc3 Rab8 27.e3 Kf7 28.f4 exf4 29.gxf4 g6 30.Kf3 Rfe8 31.h4 h5 32.Rg1 f5?! 33.Be5 Rb7 34.Bc3 c6 35.Rg2 Rbe7 36.Be5 Rd7 37.Rb2 Red8 38.Ke2

Rxd3!! 39.Rxd3 Nc1+ 40.Kf3 Nxd3 41.Rb7+ Ke6 42.Bc3 Nc1 43.Rg7 Rd3 44.Rxg6+ Kf7 45.Rf6+ Ke7 46.Be5 Rxa3 47.Rxf5 Nb3 48.Rxh5 Nd2+ 49.Kg4 Nxc4 50.e4 Re3 51.Kf5 Nd6+ 52.Bxd6+ Kxd6 53.Rh7 c4 54.Ra7 a3 55.h5 Kc5 56.e5 Kb4 57.e6 c3 58.Rb7+ Kc4 59.Rb1 Rh3 60.Kg6 c2 61.Re1 Re3 62.Rxe3 c1=Q 63.Re4+ Kb5 64.e7 Qg1+ 65.Kh6 a2 66.e8=Q a1=Q 67.Qb8+ Ka6 68.Qc8+ Kb6 69.Qd8+ Ka6 70.Qd3+ Ka5 71.Re5+ c5 72.Qd2+ Kb5 73.Qd3+

Of course, the chess was almost incidental to the fantastic social atmosphere of the event! Table tennis (in which I did not partake); a transfer tournament on the Saturday night (I watched); and all meals provided, especially a great dinner on the Saturday night (I did partake). The most loved person in Australian chess, Evelyn Koshnitsky, was a spectator both days (always adds to the atmosphere of any event); and I even heard Trevor Tao play the piano (he is very good). The organisers (Andrew and Alex Saint and Robin Wedding) did a marvellous job, and I was assisted all the way by my good friend, the inimitable IA Roland Eime. Thanks to all of these. Thanks also to Alan Goldsmith and Rena Cohen for their hospitality during my stay in Adelaide - much appreciated. Now all there is left to ensure is that the event runs again next year (we need new organisers, as the Saint brothers and Robin Wedding are leaving university); Tristan Stevens take note...

- Charles Zworestine

Adelaide University Open

1 Tao, Trevor SA 2387 6.5
2 Zhao, Zong-Yuan NSW 2414 6
3-4 Obst, James SA 1982 5.5
Scott, Ronald NSW 2202 5.5
5 Stevens, Tristan SA 1830 5
6-7 Sandler, Leonid VIC 2358 4.5
Sales, Jesse Noel OS 2340 4.5
8-14 Tabatt, Hendrik OS 2234 4
Zaric, Srboljub SA 2187 4
Ali, Mosaddeque ACT 1777 4
Jelic, Mato SA 1649 4
Rigo, Bernard SA 1759 4
Garcia-Blanco, Miguel SA 1616 4
Schon, Eugene VIC 1444 4
15-19 Anderson-Smith, William (Bill) SA 1644 3.5
Thiyagarajah, Prakash SA 1677 3.5
Saint, Andrew SA 1884 3.5
Peake, Michael R SA 1628 3.5
Glenton, Alan VIC 1434 3.5
20-26 Goldsmith, Alan D SA 2125 3
Youers, David SA 1794 3
Short, Andrew SA 1620 3
Lutley, Philip SA 1620 3
Cooke, Tristrom SA 1584 3
Morris, James VIC 1571 3
Fereday, A (Tony) SA 1470 3
27-30 Juszczynski, Mathew SA 1754 2.5
Chadwick, Charles TAS 1771 2.5
Szuveges, Narelle S VIC 1773 2.5
Chesney, David SA 1145 2.5
31 Heitmann, Surabhi SA 1067 2
32-33 Wynne, David SA 1763 1.5
Sag, Andrew SA 1313 1.5
34 Brown, Cyril D SA 1306 1

PAC Challenge

1 Mdinaradze, Edgar SA 7
2-3 Turcaj, Pavel SA 1503 5.5
Ivkovic, Novica SA 1578 5.5
4-9 Atrens, Eduard SA 1459 5
Utturkar, Ashwin SA 1513 5
Sargeant, David SA 5
Zulfic, Fedja SA 1177 5
Giminez, Simeon SA 1380 5
Chia, Nicholas SA 1221 5
10-16 Schoech, Franz SA 1050 4.5
Staak, Eric SA 4.5
Haydn, Gavin SA 1505 4.5
Umapathysivam, Mahesh SA 1137 4.5
Rodriguez, Lloyd SA 1437 4.5
Hill, Steven SA 1475 4.5
Eustace, Sophie SA 974 4.5
17-27 Thorne, Richard SA 1486 4
Sterk, Jakob SA 804 4
Milton, Anthony SA 768 4
Conway, Dennis SA 4
Evans, George SA 1417 4
Ivancic, Fabian SA 998 4
Heitmann, Syam SA 1357 4
Miller, Anthony Christopher SA 856 4
Heitmann, Gordon SA 1312 4
Fong, Calvin SA 984 4
Redpath, Michael ACT 941 4
28-38 Borg, Matthew SA 966 3.5
Nair, Pampavasan SA 3.5
Redpath, Nicholas ACT 795 3.5
Yang, Owen SA 3.5
Miles, Adrian SA 801 3.5
Jasper, Scott SA 3.5
Griggs, James SA 759 3.5
Bailey, Oscar SA 889 3.5
Tolman, Justin SA 3.5
Kenmure, Jamie VIC 1154 3.5
Milton, Tom SA 709 3.5
39-45 Low, Brandon SA 785 3
Toper, David VIC 715 3
Heitmann, Kaustubha SA 520 3
Eske, Jonathon SA 3
Chambers, Thomas Edward SA 3
Borg, Malcolm SA 542 3
Lin, Rui SA 940 3
46-51 Hender, Christopher SA 2.5
Gai, Dayu SA 2.5
Cameron, Alistair SA 2.5
Zhang, Vincent SA 2.5
Gai, Evan SA 2.5
Chaudhary, Shreyas SA 968 2.5
52-56 Han, Tianchen SA 1017 2
Psalios, Michael SA 2
Liu, Fulei SA 2
Knapp, Katrina SA 639 2
Mitra, Druva SA 825 2
57-58 Hender, Timothy SA 1.5
Pace, Emilio SA 1.5
59 King, Russell SA 1
60-61 Pace, Alex SA 0.5
Odhavji, Vishal SA 159 0.5

Final scores in the Hallsteen Pty Ltd Australian Masters in Melbourne (10 players, 9 rounds):
7.0 FM Jesse Sales (Philippines 2340);
6.5 IM P.Froehlich (Germany);
6.0 IM G.West;
5.5 IM M.Rujevic, C.Gorka (England);
3.5 FM E.Levi, FM C.Depasquale;
3.0 W.Lee (Singapore) and FM W.Jordan;
1.5 A.Pecori 1.5

I hope to look at some more games from this event next week.

Zhao dominates Young Masters: IM Zong-Yuan Zhao has won the Australian Young Masters tournament with a perfect score. Former Australian Junior Champion Tomek Rej was second. The tournaments were held in the St Joseph's Church Hall, Rockdale, Sydney, and featured 30 of Australia's strongest young players.

Leading final scores (10 players, 9 rounds):
9.0 Z.Zhao (NSW);
7.0 T.Rej (NSW);
5.5 Junta Ikeda (ACT) and George Xie (NSW Champion).

Rej,Tomek    --    Zhao,Zong-Yuan
Australian Young Masters  (5)   Sydney
2005.07.12     0-1     E35

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qc2 d5 5.cxd5 exd5 6.Bg5 h6 7.Bh4 c5 8.O-O-O g5 9.Bg3 Bxc3 10.Qxc3 Ne4 11.Qb3 Nc6 12.dxc5 Be6 13.Kb1 Qa5 14.Nf3 d4 15.Qa3

Nc3+!! 16.Kc1 Nxa2+ 17.Kc2 Bf5+ 18.Kb3 Qb5+!!
( 18...Qb5+ 19.Kxa2 Nb4+ 20.Kb3 ( 20.Ka1 Nc2+ ) 20...Bc2# )

Australian Junior Masters (10 players, 9 rounds):
8.0 Alex Mendes da Costa (NSW)
6.0 Ken Xie (NSW)
5.5 Jason Hu (NSW).

Australian Girls Masters (8 players, 7 rounds)
6.5 Shannon Oliver (ACT)
4.5 Rebecca Harris (NSW)
4.0 Emma Guo (ACT)

City of Melbourne Open:

1-2 Froehlich, Peter VIC 2386 8
West, Guy VIC 2364 8
3 Hislop, James K SA 2089 6.5
4-5 Pyke, Malcolm L VIC 1916 6
Beaumont, David VIC 1926 6
6-7 Rujevic, Mirko VIC 2295 5.5
McCart, Richard VIC 1732 5.5
8-13 Kara, Barbaros VIC 1712 5
Papadinis, Jim VIC 1820 5
Beattie, Roger VIC 1734 5
Voon, Richard VIC 1890 5
Ghobrial, Adel VIC 1609 5
Wyss, Felix VIC 1707 5
14-20 Ly, Thai VIC 1922 4.5
Kalisch, Thomas VIC 1888 4.5
Kaplan, Alex VIC 1612 4.5
Wright, Jim VIC 1629 4.5
Jago, Stephen VIC 1708 4.5
Lovegrove, Adam VIC 1468 4.5
Ivanov, Nikola VIC 1419 4.5
21-24 Arkins, Damien NSW 1390 4
Kovacevic, Paul VIC 1684 4
Brooking, Robert VIC 1515 4
Wertheim, Stephen VIC 1521 4
25-26 Watson, Jean 1000 3.5
Theodosiou, Peter VIC 1126 3.5
27-29 Ruzeu, Emanuel VIC 1344 3
Henzgen, Ben 1000 3
Beckman, John VIC 1619 3
30-31 Cymons, Albert VIC 1096 2
Tambasco, Jean-Luc VIC 1050 2
32 Zivkovic, Sam VIC 1374 0

The ACT Championship: has just started. Results and Games available.

Aussies Overseas: IM Aleks Wohl of Sydney was the sole leader on 7/8 with one round to play in the 74 player Open Medoc Wine International in France. First prize is the winner's weight in wine. and Lin Zhigen Wilson (Victoria) has scored 4.5/7 so far in the Dubai Open Junior (121 players from 14 countries). - Peter Parr

Australian Championships and Australian Junior Championships, 28 Dec 2005 to 9 Jan 2006

The Australian Championship, with a history dating back to 1885, is the most important event on the Australian chess calendar. This year it is being combined with the Australian Junior Championships, with the juniors starting at 9am daily, and the adults at 3pm. The organising committee is Ian Murray, John Humphrey and Graeme Gardiner. The venue for the event is the five star Carlton Crest in Brisbane. It will be the first time that the Australian Championships have been held in Brisbane since 1967. The Australian Juniors were last held in Brisbane in 1989.

This is a rare opportunity to bring together the entire adult and junior chess communities of Australia and we aim to make it one of the best chess events held in this country. We appeal strongly to the Brisbane and Queensland chess communities to get right behind the event. Please particularly be aware that neither the Australian Championships nor the Australian Junior Championships is restricted to élite players, and both events cater for players of all standards. Part of the fun is to be in the company of the top players, and simply to enjoy the atmosphere of top class chess. But we emphasise that adults and juniors of all standards can participate.

So please plan your Christmas holidays around participating in the Australian Championships. For those who cannot commit themselves to 13 days of chess, the Australian Minor runs from 3 to 9 January.

Junior age groups are under 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18.

Full details are available at This webpage includes an online entry form and the ability to enter and pay securely online. Ian Murray has done most of the work involved in putting up such a comprehensive webpage, with considerable input from Wendy Gardiner and Jonathan Paxman.


Dear Paul,

Being an ABC radio listener, I would like to suggest that the ACF try to publicise chess via the ABC’s News Radio group of stations. In Sydney, this is represented by the station about half-way between Radio National and 702 (formerly 2BL) on the AM band.

The Sydney phone number is 8333 1500, and ask for News Radio.

Like the rest of the ABC, News Radio does apparently have a brief to cover news generally, including things which may have not much commercial-type value; and so does give news of some minority sports. I have been in touch with the people there a few times by phone about various things. They seem a helpful, friendly bunch, and I feel they might well be persuaded to also include chess news as a regular feature.

Actually, 702, the more popular station, does also cover minority sports, even better than News Radio, but, from experience, I think that they might be more difficult to persuade, in the first instance, to include chess news on a regular basis. If we could establish the News Radio item, it might be the thin of the wedge towards 702.

By the way, if my suggestion is taken up, my opinion is that we should guard against getting bogged down in any way in an argument about whether chess is a sport. I think our argument should be, simply, that it is an activity of great public interest and high participation.

I appreciate that, since all our work is voluntary, my suggestion will not be viable unless there are people who have the time to take it up, and, if this does not eventuate, I will not in any way feel that the Committee has let the membership down.

In making any submission to News Radio, it would probably be essential to impress them with statistics of the numbers of people who play chess in Australia, in the world, in schools etc. I appreciate that there could also perhaps be a fair bit of work involved in preparing this data.

Kind Regards,
Richard Blake ...

The GM Balinas Memorial Chess Club of The Philippines wants to play a match with an Australian club. For further information, please contact:

Charlie Ongayo

Neil Bacus
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World News:

Dortmund - round 5: The famous tournament has been spiced up this year with some interesting new players outside the top 10. Leko beat Nielsen in the only decisive game of round 5. The only action in round 4 was Bacrot beating Sutovsky. Other games drawn. Interesting that the three lowest-rated players lead the event! In round 3 Naiditsch scored an upset win over Leko while Adams fell to Van Wely and Kramnik beat tournament favourite Topalov. The world champion lost to Sutovsky in round 2, while Topalov beat Naiditsch and Van Wely beat Bacrot. In round 1, Adams beat Topalov, Leko beat Van Wely, Naiditsch beat Sutovsky and Nielsen beat Bacrot while Kramnik and Svidler drew.
Round 5 Standings: 1. Leko, Peter g HUN 2763 3.0; 2. Naiditsch, Arkadij g GER 2612 3.0; 3. Van Wely, Loek g NED 2655 3.0; 4. Adams, Michael g ENG 2719 2.5; 5. Svidler, Peter g RUS 2738 2.5; 6. Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS 2744 2.5; 7. Nielsen, Peter Heine g DEN 2668 2.5; 8. Topalov, Veselin g BUL 2788 2.0; 9. Sutovsky, Emil g ISR 2674 2.0; 10. Bacrot, Etienne g FRA 2729 2.0.
Site : View games

Canadian Open: Ivanchuk, Shirov and Bologan are playing. Leading scores after 3 rounds: Moiseenko, Ivanchuk, Shirov, Nataf, Bluvshtein, Krush, Yoos, Chowdhury, Lawson, Kunte, Roussel-Roozmon, Quan, Mulyar, Ganguly, Krnan, Bologan, Shabalov, Tyomkin, Charbonneau, Reeve 3.0.
Site : View games

Vidmar Memorial: Slovenia. Round 3 Standings: 1. Beliavsky, Alexander G g SLO 2599 2.5; 2. Djukic, Nikola SCG 2521 2.0; 3. Lenic, Luka m SLO 2463 2.0; 4. Mihalcisin, Adrian g SLO 2526 1.5; 5. Borisek, Jure m SLO 2509 1.5; 6. Baramidze, David g GER 2535 1.5; 7. Predojevic, Borki g BIH 2543 1.5; 8. Pavasovic, Dusko g SLO 2566 1.0; 9. Sermek, Drazen g SLO 2532 1.0; 10. Bartel, Mateusz g POL 2540 0.5; 0.5.
Site : View games

2nd Taiyuan Chess Match: An event for young players in China. Round 4 Standings: 1. Harikrishna, P g IND 2645 4.0/4; 2. Petrosian, Tigran L g ARM 2581 3.5/4; 3. Motylev, Alexander g RUS 2675 2.5/3; 4. Wang Yue g CHN 2576 2.5/4; 5. Bu Xiangzhi g CHN 2632 2.5/4; 6. Wang Hao CHN 2512 2.0/4; 7. McShane, Luke J g ENG 2625 1.5/4; 8. Karjakin, Sergey g UKR 2645 1.5/4; 9. Ni Hua g CHN 2629 1.0/3; 10. Zhang Pengxiang g CHN 2616 1.0/4; 11. Zhang Zhong g CHN 2608 1.0/4; 12. Zhao Xue wg CHN 2470 0.0/4.
Site : View games

North Urals Cup: Krasnoturinsk, Russia. Round 8 Standings: 1. Koneru, Humpy g IND 2531 5.5; 2. Xu Yuhua wg CHN 2480 5.0; 3. Kosteniuk, Alexandra g RUS 2516 4.5; 4. Galliamova, Alisa m RUS 2453 4.5; 5. Kosintseva, Nadezhda m RUS 2490 4.0; 6. Kovalevskaya, Ekaterina m RUS 2471 4.0; 7. Chiburdanidze, Maia g GEO 2509 3.5; 8. Kosintseva, Tatiana m RUS 2477 3.5; 9. Stefanova, Antoaneta g BUL 2501 3.0; 10. Zhukova, Natalia wg UKR 2478 2.5.
Site : View games

Swedish Championship: Leading scores after 6 rounds: Ernst 4.5; Hermansson, Brynell, Cramling 4.0; Carlsson, Berg, Åkesson 3.5; Olsson, Lindberg, Hillarp Persson 3.0; Agrest 2.5; Tikkanen 1.5; Ong, Andreasson 1.0.

Norwegian Championship: Leading final scores after 9 rounds: Carlsen, Agdestein 7.0; Johannesen 6.5. Site : View games

North Sea Cup: Leading final scores: Belov 7.5; Khenkin, Solleveld, Djuric and S. Kalinitschew 7.0.


Choong, Y (1633)    --    Maris, R (1939)
WA Chess Championship  (1)   Legacy House, South Perth
2005.07.03     1-0     B50

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.c3 Nf6 4.h3 Nc6 5.Bd3 d5 6.e5 Ne4 7.Qc2 f5 8.exf6 Nxf6 9.Ng5 e5 10.Bxh7 Qe7 11.Bg6+ Kd7 12.Nf7 Rh4 13.g3 Re4+! 14.Kf1

( 14.Bxe4 Nxe4 and the Nf7 falls )
14...b5 15.b3
( 15.d3!? )

16.cxd4 exd4 17.Bxe4 dxe4
Now black is a whole rook down!
18.Ng5 Bb7 19.Kg2 Qe5 20.h4 e3+ 21.f3 Bd6
( 21...e2!? looks good )
22.dxe3 dxe3 23.Bb2 Qxg3+ 24.Kf1

( 24...b4!! seems winning 25.Qf5+ ( 25.Qg2 Ba6+ 26.Kg1 Qe1+ 27.Qf1 Qxf1# ) 25...Kc6 -+ )
25.Qxe2 Re8 26.Qf2 Qf4 27.Nd2 Nd5 28.Nde4 Ne3+ 29.Ke2 Nf5 30.Rag1 Nh6 31. Bxg7 Nf7 32.Rg4 Qf5 33.Qe3 Ne5 34.Rf4 Qg6 35.Nf6+ 1-0

Naiditsch, A (2612)    --    Sutovsky, E (2674)
It  (1)   Dortmund GER
2005.07.08     1-0     B33

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e5 6.Ndb5 d6 7.Bg5 a6 8.Na3 b5 9.Nd5 Be7 10.Nxe7 Nxe7 11.Bd3 Bb7 12.Bxf6 gxf6 13.Qh5 d5 14.O-O-O d4?!

Very committal. 14...Qa5!? might be better
15.Nb1 Qa5 16.a3 b4 17.Qh6 Ng6 18.g3 Rb8 19.f4 b3 20.c4 dxc3 21. Nxc3 Rc8 22.f5 Ne7 23.Qxf6 Rxc3+

24.Kb1!! Rg8 25.bxc3 Qxa3 26.Qb6! Qa2+ 27.Kc1 Kf8
Otherwise white had Bb5+!! and Rd8 mate
( 27...Qa1+ 28.Kd2 Qb2+ 29.Ke3 )
28.f6 1-0

Nielsen, PH (2668)    --    Bacrot, E (2729)
It  (1)   Dortmund GER
2005.07.08     1-0     D15

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 a6 5.a4 e6 6.Bg5 a5 7.e3 Be7 8.Be2 Na6 9.O-O O-O 10.Qb3 Nb4 11.Rac1 b6 12.cxd5 Nfxd5 13.Bf4 Nxf4 14.exf4 Bd6 15.g3 Bb7 16.Bc4 c5 17.d5 Bxf4?! 18.Rcd1!

( 18.gxf4 exd5 19.Be2 d4 20.Nb5 d3 21.Bd1 looks good for black )
18...b5 19.axb5 Bd6 20.Rd2 a4 21.Qd1 e5 22.Re1 a3 23.bxa3 Rxa3 24.Qc1 Qa8 25.Ng5 Rd8 26.Nce4 Ra5 27.Qb1 h6 28.Nxd6 hxg5

29.Nxf7!! Kxf7 30.Qf5+ Kg8 31.d6+ Bd5 32.Bxd5+ Nxd5 33.Qe6+ Kh7 34.Rxd5 Rxb5 35.Rdxe5 Rf8 36.Rxg5

Sutovsky, E (2674)    --    Kramnik, V (2744)
It  (2)   Dortmund GER
2005.07.09     1-0     C66

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.d3 d6 5.O-O g6 6.d4 Bd7 7.Re1 Bg7 8.d5 Ne7 9.Bxd7+ Nxd7 10.Be3 f5 11.Ng5 Nf8 12.exf5 gxf5 13.f4 Qd7 14.c4 Neg6 15.Nc3 h6 16.Nf3 e4 17.Nd4 h5 18.Ncb5 Kf7 19.Ne6 Nxe6 20.dxe6+ Kxe6 21. Qd5+ Ke7 22.c5!?

c6 23.cxd6+ Kf8 24.Qb3 cxb5 25.Rac1 Qf7 26.Qxb5 a6 27.Qb6 Kg8 28.Red1 Kh7 29.Rc7 Qf8 30.Bd4 Rg8 31.Qxb7 e3 32.Rf7 Rb8 33.Qd7 Rd8 34. Qxf5 Qxf7 35.Qxf7 Rxd6 36.Kf1 Nxf4 37.Qf5+ Rg6 38.Qxf4 Rf8 39.Qxf8 Bxf8 40.Bxe3 +- Re6 41.Kf2 Kg6 42.Rd5 Be7 43.Bc5 Bf6 44.b3 Be5 45.g3 h4 46.gxh4 Bxh2 47.h5+ Kh7 48.Kf3 Be5 49.Rd7+ Kh6 50.Kg4 Bg7 51.Rd6

Topalov, V (2788)    --    Naiditsch, A (2612)
It  (2)   Dortmund GER
2005.07.09     1-0     D39

1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 d5 4.d4 dxc4 5.e4 Bb4 6.Bg5 c5 7.e5 cxd4 8. Nxd4 Bxc3+ 9.bxc3 Qa5! 10.exf6 Qxg5 11.fxg7 Qxg7 12.Qd2

For his pawn white has open lines and a vulnerable black king
12...O-O 13.Bxc4! a6 14.O-O Rd8 15.Qf4 b5 16.Qc7! Qf8 17.Bd3 Rd7 18.Qf4 Bb7 19.Rae1 Qg7 20.Be4 Kh8 21.Re3 Bxe4 22.Qxe4 Rd5

23.Nxe6!! fxe6 24.Qxe6 Rd7
( 24...Rd8 25.Rg3 Qf8 26.Qe5+ is lethal )
25.Rg3 Qf8 26.Re1 Raa7 27.Qf6+!! 1-0

Kramnik, V (2744)    --    Topalov, V (2788)
It  (3)   Dortmund GER
2005.07.10     1-0     E06

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.g3 Bb4+ 5.Bd2 Be7 6.Bg2 O-O 7.O-O c6 8. Bf4 b6 9.Nc3 Ba6 10.cxd5 cxd5 11.Rc1 Nc6!? 12.Nxd5 Qxd5 13.Ne5

Nxd4!? 14. Bxd5 Nxe2+ 15.Qxe2!?
( 15.Kh1 Nxd5 16.Rc2 Nexf4 17.gxf4 Bxf1 ( 17...Bb7!? ) 18.Qxf1 Nxf4 gives black a lot for the piece )
15...Bxe2 16.Bxa8 Rxa8!?
( 16...Bxf1 17.Bf3 Ba6 18.Rc7 is better for white )
17.Rfe1 Bb5 18.Rc2 Nd5 19.Rec1!
White rushes to swap off rooks
( 19...Nxf4 20.Rc8+ Rxc8 21.Rxc8+ Bf8 22.gxf4 f6 23.Nf3 Kf7 24.Rc7+ )
20.Bd2 f6 21.Nc4 Rd8 22.a3 Kf7 23.Ne3 h5 24.Nxd5 Rxd5 25.Bb4! Bd8 26.Rc6 Be2 27.Rd6! Rxd6 28.Bxd6 Ke8 29.Bb8 a5 30.Bc7!
There go the two bishops
30...Bf3 31.Rc3 Bd5 32.f4 Kd7 33.Bxd8 Kxd8 34.Kf2 Kd7 35.Ke3 e5 36.fxe5 fxe5 37.Rc1 a4 38.Rf1 Ke6 39.Rf8 b5 40.Rg8 Kf6 41.Rb8
( 41.Rb8 Bc6 42.Rb6 )
( 41.Rb8 Bc4 42.Ke4 and e5 will fall )

Grand Prix tournaments:

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:

Queensland Championship and Reserves: July 16-17; Queensland Contract Bridge Club, 67 Ipswich Rd, Woolloongabba; First $500 and title, Second $350. Reserves First $300 and title, Second $200. Round 1 10am. Entry fees $80/$70 or $10 off for earlybirds. Entries close 10 July. No entries will be accepted after 10 July. Visit Contact Garvin Gray, 4 Hogan St, Keperra Qld 4054, Tel: 0422 99 30 62, email:

Hakoah Championship: Monday, 25 July - Monday, 19 September; Hakoah Club, 61 Hall Street Bondi, NSW 2026; Open and Under 1700 divisions; 7.30pm start; Pre-registrater by emailing $30 members/$40 Non-Members/$20 Under 18. Contact Vladimir Feldman - DOP - 0414798503. Website:

North Queensland Open Championships: August 6-7; Townsville City Council Chambers, 103 Walker St; Prizes: $500/$350 and rating prizes; Entry Fee $70/$60 or $50/$40 early bird. GMs, IMs, WGMs, WIMs free; Players must be CAQ members. Non-members must pay 10% annual membership fee with entry. Contact Darren Napier, PO Box 313, Aitkenvale QLD 4814, Ph: 0412606213. Email:

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 Details and entry form at

Rooty Hill Open: 7-round Swiss over seven weeks, commencing Monday, August 15, 7.30pm. Entry fees: $25 members, $30 non-members. Prizes: 1st $250, 2nd $150. Division prizes of $100 each for U1900, U1700, U1550, U1400.

Wendy Terry Memorial: (formerly called the Redcliffe Challenge) October 15-16 from 9am; Grace Lutheran College, Buchanan Rd. Rothwell, Qld. 1st $600. Entries $50/$45/$40/$30. $10 late fee. Entries/enquiries Mark Stokes, 20 Melaleuca Drive, Strathpine 4500, Tel: 32056042, email: 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 GMs 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
19 Gill Avenue, Avoca Beach, NSW 2251
02 4382 4525
0408 824525


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