Australian Chess Federation newsletter
No. 329, August 3, 2005

In this issue:
GP sponsor sought
Dekic for Women's Seniors
Malaysia Open - special prize for Aussies
World Youth corrected results
Aussies Overseas
WA Championship and recent events
Wendy Terry Memorial rescheduled
World News
Grand Prix Tournaments
Other Events
International Tournaments

The ACF is seeking a naming rights sponsor for the 2006 Australian Chess Grand Prix, which covers some 40 separate chess tournaments held throughout Australia. The sum required is $10,000.

The money would be used to provide prizes for chess players, and the successful spoonsor would receive significant publicity in all states of Australia.

If you are interested in this olpportunity to be associated with chess and reach many thousands of chess enthusiasts and their families, please contact

2006 ACF Grand Prix Director Brian Jones
Telephone: 02 9838 1529
Fax: 02 9838 1614
Office: Australian Chess Enterprises, PO Box 370, Riverstone NSW 2765

WIM Biljana Dekic is the only applicant to represent Australia at the Womens World Seniors and is therefore selected unopposed as Australia's representative for this position. My thanks to Biljana on behalf of the ACF for her interest in representing Australia at this event.

- Kevin Bonham
ACF Selections Co-Ordinator (Senior Events).

Malaysia Open - special prize for Aussies: 2nd Dato Arthur Tan Malaysia Open Chess Championship, Kuala Lumpur
Dates: 20.08.05 - 26.08.05
Organiser: Hamid Majid
Info: 11-round open Swiss event. Time control is 90 mins + 30 secs/move. Venue is the Midvalley Megamall, Kuala Lumpur.
Over US$15,000 in prizes, with a special prize category for Aussies! This is sure to be a great tournament. Contact Hamid Majid for more details. Tel: (60) 3 40219576 Mobile: (60) 19 3158098 - Fax: (60) 3 40244337 Email:

World Youth Championships corrected results:

U18 Open: 5.5 Vincent Suttor (N); 4 Gareth Oliver (A), Peter Jovanovic (A).

U16 Open: 5.5 James Obst (S); 5 James Cronan (N); 4.5 Chris Wallis 4.5 (V).

U16 Girls: 6 Heather Huddleston (N); 5 Vaness Reid (N); 3.5 Miona Ikeda (A).

U14 Open: 7 Moulthun Ly (Q); 6.5 Junta Ikeda (A); 4.5 Edwin Wu (N); 4 Derek Yu (V).

U14 Girls: 4.5 Tamzin Oliver (A).

U12 Open: 5.5 Zhigen Lin (V); 2.5 Justin Chow (A).

U12 Girls: 5.5 Sally Yu (V); 4.5 Luthien Russell (Q); 4 Molly McGarity (Q).

U10 Open: 6 Yi Yuan (A); 4 Jake McCook (A).

U10 Girls: 7 Emma Guo (A).

Click here for details.

Aussies Overseas: IM Aleks Wohl (NSW), seeded 23rd, finished 11th-20th equal in the Biel Masters in Switzerland with 7/11. Aaron Guthrie (SA) scored 5 points. The 100 player event was won by GM M .Kobalia (RUS 2614) scoring 8.5 followed by GM E. Alekseev (RUS 2625) on 8 points. - Peter Parr

WA Championship - Leading standings after round 5: Barber, Choong 4.5; Kueh, Viswanath, Leonhardt, Hare, Kurniawan, Maris, Dunlop 3.5.

View games at theWACA site.

WA Midland Masters:
1st: Michael Horstmann 7.0/8
2nd: Haydn Barber 6.5/8
=3rd: Tim Hare & Steven Pearson 6.0/8

Midland Challengers
1st: Wallace Sheridan 5.5/7
2nd: Mat Garcia 5.0/7
=3rd: Nedeljko Tomic & Fred Maris 4.5/7

Metro Open
1st: David Ellis 6.5/7
=2nd: Peter Dix, Gordon Dunlop, John Fedec 5.5/7
1st: Abel Oh 5.0/7
=2nd: Yita Choong, Kelvin Taylor 4.5/7
=1st: Alan Wolstencraft, Andrew Arnold 4.0/7
1st: Dave O'Shaughnessy 3.5/7
=2nd: Andrew Clapin, Ben Motu 3.0/7

Because of a clash with another function, the Wendy Terry Memorial tournament in Queensland will need to be rescheduled to either Oct 29/30 or Nov 19/20. Will confirm ASAP. Check the Redcliffe club webpage at . - Norm Braybrooke

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.

World News:

Nice Open: Players include Tkachiev, Maksimenko and Siebrecht. Site

European Team Championship: Round 2 saw Azerbaijan draw 2-2 with Russia, while Hungary lost 1.5-2.5 to Israel Ukraine lost by the same margin to the Netherlands. In round 1 Croatia lost 1˝ - 2˝ to Russia, Israel 3˝ beat Slovenia 1/2; and Spain lost 1-3 to Ukraine, while Armenia and Lithuania drew 2-2.
Site : View Men's games : View Women's games

British Championship: Leading scores after 2 rounds: Jones, Woodward, Jessel, Pert, Mason, Gordon, Sowray 2.0.
Site : View games

Dutch Open: Leading scores after 5 rounds: Nijboer, Turov 4.5.
Site : View games

Czech Open: Leading final scores after 9 rounds: Kovalev 7.5; Potkin, Azarov, Kharitonov, Najer 7.0; Henrichs, Shalimov, Oleksienko, Zubarev, Fridman, Sandipan, Grachev, Sundararjan, G.Gutman, A.Zhigalko, Comas Fabrego, Anisimov, Petrik, Kabanov, Szoen, Visser, Krivoruchko 6.5.
Site : Live games

Kobalia wins Biel Master Tournament: Leading final scores after 11 rounds: Kobalia 8.5; Alekseev 8.0; Tseshkovsky, Kritz, Milov, Golod, Bocharov, Roiz, Pavlovic, Sriram 7.5; Cvitan, Nemet, Raetsky, Ulibin, Costa, Wohl, Sutter, Klovans, Rukavina, Masserey 7.0 ... Guthrie 5.0.
Site : View games

FIDE Championship website: The event starts September 27 in Argentina. Kasimdzhanov, Adams, Leko, Anand, Topalov, Morozevich, Svidler and Polgar are playing. Site

The website is publishing brief interviews with the players. Here are some questions and answers for Vishy Anand:

1) What are your expectations about this important competition?
Of course it will be a very important event. I think all 8 of us will be training our guns for the event. I will start training soon. Since it is a tough double round robin I think each round will be really important.

2) How do you evaluate the way of play of this competition? (Double round-robin)
Exhausting, nerves, tension, patience, stamina, and lots of luck.

3) Which are your favourite players among your seven opponents? And who will be the toughest?
All will be equally tough. It will depend on each one's play. Some will get cracking from the beginning while others may have to work more. It is tough to pick a favourite. I think these are the 7 most difficult rivals in top class chess.

4) How are you preparing yourself for the WCC Argentina 2005?
I am playing in Mainz a rapid match. After that I will start working for Argentina. I will do some physical exercise routine. Some preparation and lots of rest before the actual event.

5) Do you think that you will be coming being in your best competition level?
I certainly think I have a fair shot. I will give it my 100% and more. But that is what everyone will also be thinking!!!!

6) Which will be the "tips" to win the competition?
I think patience, stability, stamina, and of course great novelties.

7) Will this tournament be very different from all the others you have already played?
We play each other quite often in tournament chess. But when it comes to a title I think the stakes rise. This adds its own dynamics and tension. That could also be a vital factor.

8) Will the spectators be seeing "new things" in the way of playing?
We hope we can entertain our fans and they enjoy from our mistakes, time troubles and our genial moves. I think it will be a very entertaining chess event.

9) Why should spectators don’t miss this championship?
I think all 8 will be giving everything they have to win. Personally, for me it is a challenge which I both enjoy and want to be fighting fit and ready. I am sure the spectators are going to have a good time watching first class chess in an exotic location.

10) Name the first things that come in to your mind when you think of Argentina.
Tango! Patagonia! Spanish. I was in Buenos Aires in 1994. Although we didn't really get time to see much of the city, I had a very pleasant time.

Source: Press Office of the WCC San Luis 2005


Mamedyarov, S (2646)    --    Kristjansson, St (2459)
15th ETC  (1)   Gothenburg SWE
2005.07.30     1-0     D76

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nf3 Bg7 4.g3 O-O 5.Bg2 d5 6.cxd5 Nxd5 7.O-O Nb6 8.Nc3 Nc6 9.d5 Na5 10.Qc2 Bd7 11.Rd1 Qc8 12.b3 c6 13.d6 exd6 14.Ba3 c5 15. Rxd6 Re8 16.Rad1 Bf5 17.Qc1 c4 18.b4 Nc6 19.b5 Ne5 20.Nxe5 Bxe5 21.R6d2 a6 22.bxa6 Rxa6 23.Bb2 Ra5

24.Rd6!? Bxd6 25.Rxd6 Qc7 26.Qf4
Threatening Rxg6+!!
26...Rae5 27.Qd4!
Sets up dangerous batteries on the d-file and the long diagonal
27...Nc8 28.Rd5 f6 29.f4 R5e6 30.Rc5 Qd6 31.Bd5 Kg7 32.Nb5 Qd8 33. Bxe6 Bxe6 34.Rc7+ Bf7 35.Qxc4 Re7

36.Bxf6+!! Kxf6 37.Qc3+ Kf5 38.Nd4+
( 38.Nd4+ Kg4 ( 38...Qxd4+ 39.Qxd4 Rxc7 40.Qe5+ Kg4 41.Qg5+ Kh3 42.Qh4# ) 39.Qf3+ Kh3 40.g4+ Kh4 41.Qg3# )

Grant, J (2273)    --    Palo, D (2519)
15th ETC  (1)   Gothenburg SWE
2005.07.30     0-1     A20

1.c4 e5 2.g3 c6 3.Nf3 e4 4.Nd4 d5 5.cxd5 Nf6 6.Nc3 cxd5 7.Qb3 Bc5 8. Qb5+ Nbd7 9.Nb3 a6 10.Qa4 Ba7 11.Bg2 O-O 12.O-O Ne5 13.d3 b5 14.Qa3 exd3 15.Nd2 Rb8 16.b4 d4 17.Ncb1 dxe2 18.Re1 d3 19.Nf3 Bxf2+!! 20.Kh1 Bb7 21. Nxe5 Qd5!! 22.Rg1 Qxg2+!! 23.Rxg2 e1=Q# 0-1

Gormally, D (2557)    --    Wagener, Cl (2273)
15th ETC  (1)   Gothenburg SWE
2005.07.30     1-0     D87

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 Bg7 7.Bc4 O-O 8.Ne2 c5 9.Be3 Nc6 10.O-O Bd7 11.Rb1 a6 12.dxc5 Qc7 13.Nd4 Ne5 14.Be2 h5 15.Qb3 Rab8 16.f4 Ng4 17.Bxg4 hxg4 18.f5 Qxc5 19.fxg6 Be6 20.Qb6 Qxb6 21. Rxb6 Bxa2

22.Nf5 Rfe8 23.Rf4 f6 24.Bc5 e6 25.Ne7+ Kh8 26.Rxg4 Rxe7 27.Bxe7 f5 28.exf5 exf5 29.Rh4+ Kg8 30.Bf6

Megaranto, Susanto (2499)    --    Van Leent, Dimitri (2261)
2005.07.27     1-0

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.O-O Bc5 5.d3 d6 6.Be3 Bb6 7.Nbd2 O-O 8.a4 Nd4 9.Bxd4 Bxd4 10.Nxd4 exd4 11.h3 d5 12.e5 a6 13.exf6 Qxf6 14.Qf3 Qxf3 15.Nxf3 c5 16.b4

axb5 17.axb5 Rxa1 18.Rxa1 cxb4 19.Nxd4 +/- Re8 20.b6 Kf8 21.Ra5 Rd8 22.Rc5 Bd7 23.Rxd5 Ke7 24.f4 Ra8 25.Kf2 Ra6 26.Ke3 Rxb6 27. Re5+ Kd8 28.f5 g6 29.fxg6 Rxg6 30.Kf2 Rd6 31.Re4 Rf6+ 32.Ke3 Rg6 33.Kf3 Ba4 34.Rf4 Ke8 35.g3 Rd6 36.Ke3 Bd7 37.Rh4 h6 38.Re4+ Kd8 39.g4 Rg6 40.Rf4 Ke8 41.Nb3 h5 42.Rxb4 hxg4 43.hxg4 b5 44.Re4+ Kd8 45.Nd4 b4 46.Rf4 Bxg4 47.Rxf7 Bd7 48.Ke4 Rg2 49.Kd5 Kc8 50.Kd6 Rg6+ 51.Kc5 Rg4 52.Rf1 Ba4 53.Ra1 Rxd4 54.Rxa4 Rd7 55.Kxb4 Kb7 56.Ra5 Kb6 57.Rg5 Rd4+ 58.Kc3

Hall, Je (2487)    --    Akopian, Vl (2705)
15th ETC  (2)   Gothenburg SWE
2005.07.31     0-1     C00

1.e4 e6 2.d3 d5 3.Nd2 Nf6 4.Ngf3 b6 5.c3 c5 6.Be2 Qc7 7.O-O Nc6 8. Re1 Bd6 9.a3 O-O 10.b4 dxe4 11.dxe4 Ne5 12.Nc4 Nxc4 13.Bxc4

Ng4! 14.h3 Bh2+! 15.Kf1 cxb4 16.Qb3 Ne5 17.Nxe5 Bxe5 18.axb4 b5! 19.Bxb5 Bxc3 20.Qc2 Qe5 21.Bc6 Bxa1 22.Bxa8 Ba6+ 23.Kg1 Qc3 24.Qxc3 Bxc3 25.Re3 Rc8 26.b5 Bxb5 27.Ba3 Be5 28.Rb3 a6 29.Bb7 Rb8

Janjgava, L (2472)    --    Sakalauskas, V (2473)
15th ETC  (2)   Gothenburg SWE
2005.07.31     1-0     D76

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.c4 Bg7 4.g3 O-O 5.Bg2 d5 6.cxd5 Nxd5 7.O-O Nb6 8.Nc3 Nc6 9.e3 e5 10.d5 Na5 11.e4 c6 12.Bg5 f6 13.Be3 cxd5 14.Bxb6 Qxb6 15.Nxd5 Qd8 16.Rc1 Nc6 17.Qb3 Rf7 18.Rfd1 Be6 19.h4 Kh8 20.Kh2 Rd7 21.Bh3 Bxh3 22.Kxh3 Ne7

23.Nxf6!! Bxf6 24.Qe6! +/- Rxd1 25.Qxf6+ Kg8 26.Qe6+ Kg7 27.Ng5!! Qd7 28.Rxd1! Qxe6+ 29.Nxe6+ Kf6 30.Nc7 Rc8 31.Rd6+ Kf7 32.Rd7 Kf6 33.g4!
( 33.g4 Nc6 34.g5# )

Antoniou, A (2198)    --    Kozul, Z (2585)
15th ETC  (2)   Gothenburg SWE
2005.07.31     0-1     B67

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 d6 6.Bg5 e6 7.Qd2 a6 8. O-O-O Bd7 9.f4 b5 10.Bxf6 gxf6 11.Nxc6 Bxc6 12.Qe1 h5 13.Kb1 h4 14.f5 Qe7 15.fxe6 fxe6 16.Ne2 Qg7 17.Nd4 Bd7 18.Qa5 Rh5 19.a4 Rb8 20.Qxa6 bxa4 21. Bc4 Re5 22.Rhf1 Be7 23.Nc6 Bxc6 24.Qxc6+ Kf7 25.Rxd6 Qg4 26.Qc7 Re8 27.Rb6 Qxe4 28.Rb7 Qxg2 29.Rd1 Qg5 30.Rd7 Re1+ 31.Ka2 f5 32.Qa5 Rh1 33.Rdc7 a3! 34.Bb5

( 34.bxa3 Qc1 )

34...Ra1+!! 35.Kb3 axb2 36.Bxe8+ Kf8!!

Karlsson, L (2472)    --    James, Dav (2213)
15th ETC  (2)   Gothenburg SWE
2005.07.31     1-0     A14

1.g3 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Bg2 e6 4.c4 Be7 5.b3 O-O 6.Bb2 c5 7.e3 Nc6 8.O-O b6 9.Qe2 Bb7 10.d3 Qc7 11.Nbd2 Rad8 12.a3 dxc4 13.Nxc4 Nd7 14.Rac1 Qb8 15. Rfd1 Bf6 16.d4 cxd4 17.exd4 Ne7 18.Ne3 Rc8 19.Nc4 Rfd8 20.h4 Bd5 21.Nfe5 Bxg2 22.Kxg2 Nd5 23.Re1 b5

24.Nxf7 bxc4 25.Qxe6 Nf4+ 26.gxf4 Qb7+ 27.Kg1 Nc5 28.Nxd8+ Nxe6 29.Nxb7

Bakalarz, M (2423)    --    Godena, M (2522)
15th ETC  (2)   Gothenburg SWE
2005.07.31     1-0     A21

1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Bb4 3.g3 Bxc3 4.bxc3 d6 5.Bg2 Ne7 6.d3 O-O 7.e4 Nbc6 8.Rb1 b6 9.Ne2 Qe8 10.O-O f5 11.f3 Bd7 12.exf5 Bxf5 13.g4 Be6 14.h3 Rd8 15.f4 exf4 16.Nxf4 Bf7 17.Nd5 Nxd5 18.cxd5 Ne5 19.Bg5 Rd7 20.d4 Ng6 21.Qd3 h6 22.Rbe1! Qa8

23.Rxf7!! Rdxf7 24.Qxg6!! Re8
( 24...hxg5 25.Be4 Rd7 ( 25...Rb8 26.Qh7+ Kf8 27.Bg6 ) 26.Qh7+ Kf7 27.Bg6+ Kf6 28.Re6# )
25.Re6!! hxg5 26.Be4! Kf8 27.Qh7 Rf6 28.Rxf6+ gxf6 29.Bg6 Re1+ 30.Kf2 Qxd5 31.Qh8+ 1-0

Grand Prix tournaments:

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:

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

NSW Rapid Play: 20 minutes plus 10 seconds per move. Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club, 117 Ryedale Rd, West Ryde (1 minute from West Ryde Station); Sunday 14 August, from 11am until 7.30pm. (Registration closes 10.30 a.m.) 7 rounds Swiss; Entry $25; 1st $300. Email Website: or phone Trent Parker on 0419 469 764.

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.

NSW Championships: Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club, 117 Ryedale Rd, West Ryde (1 minute from West Ryde Station); 21st August to 30th October (9 Sundays, excluding the Sept 18th and the long weekend on October 2nd). Start 2pm; 90 min + 30 seconds per move from the start; Three divisions: Championship restricted to the top 10 players who apply by 9th August. Reserves and U1600. Email Website: or phone Trent Parker on 0419 469 764.

Ford Memorial: North Sydney Leagues Club, Abbott & Palmer Streets, Cammeray; Tuesdays from 30 August - 15 November, 7.30pm-11.30pm; Over $1,900 Guaranteed Prize Money; Handicap/upset/senior/junior prizes; Entry Fee: Juniors $10; NSLC Chess Club Members $20; Non-members $30. Contact Norman Greenwood, 15/208 Pacific Highway, Hornsby 2077, or at Club meetings on Tuesdays.

Wendy Terry Memorial: (formerly called the Redcliffe Challenge); Dates to be determined, either Oct 29-30 or Nov 19-20; 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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