Australian Chess Federation newsletter
No. 330, August 11, 2005

In this issue:
1200th subscriber
World Championship website
Coaching at Aust Junior
Ruth Coxhill Memorial
Queensland Junior
WA Championship games online
Monroi chess Products
Australian Champs update
NSWCA weekender
NSW inter-club grade match competition
World News
Grand Prix Tournaments
Other Events
International Tournaments

This newsletter has reached a minor milestone, attracting its 1200th subscriber this week. The numbers seem to be climbing fairly steadily, but I suspect there are many email-enabled chess-players out there who still don't receive it. So if you know any, please direct them to the ACF website where they can subscribe.

While we're on newsletter news, I (newsletter editor Paul Broekhuyse) should mention that I'll be sunning myself on holiday in Cairns next week, with my better half, so there won't be a newsletter for that week. (I've read that the famous artist Duchamp, a strong chess player, once made the ghastly blunder of playing chess while on his honeymoon; his new wife responded by glueing the pieces to the board ... a peculiarly strong kind of stalemate which surely merits at least three exclamation marks. I dare not risk the same fate ... )

FIDE's World Championship website has been set up at . The event features most of the world's best aside from Kramnik and Kasparov - Rustam Kasimdzhanov (Uzbekistán), Michael Adams (England), Peter Leko (Hungary), Vishy Anand (India), Vesselin Topalov (Bulgaria), Alexander Morozevich (Russia), Peter Svidler(Russia), and Judit Polgar (Hungary). It will be held in Argentina from September 27th to October 16th.

Coaching at the Australian Junior Championship: The ACT Junior Chess League is seeking applications from those interested in coaching ACTJCL players at the Australian Junior Championship, Brisbane 2006. A full package of information including details of remuneration, our code of conduct and expectations can be obtained from Libby Expressions of interest must be lodged by 31 August and appointments will be announced by mid-September.

- Libby Smith
ACT Junior Chess League

Ruth Coxhill Memorial FIDE Rated Tournament: A 10 player round-robin tournament being held on 9 Wednesday evenings finishing on 14 September. Games commence at 6.30pm, with one game live to the internet each week (live chess).

The players are Matt Sonter 2189, Peter Cafolla 2116, David Lovejoy 2044, Hamish Selnes 1952, David Richards 1949, Oleg Korenevski, Peter Radovan, Alexandra Jule, Sam Grigg and Yitao Lei.

After three rounds, there have already been upsets with Peter Radovan defeating Matt Sonter, and Yitao Lei drawing with Peter Cafolla and defeating David Richards.

- Graeme Gardiner

Queensland Junior Championships: Report by International Arbiter Charles Zworestine (this report appeared in the Gardiner Chess Bulletin # 33)

It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over

Chess is a funny game… Just when you think you have a won position and it’s all wrapped up, an unexpected resource from your opponent can throw your whole game out of kilter. Suddenly your opponent is back in the game, and you have to fight. Such fightbacks, if not anticipated, can have a devastating psychological effect; unwary players often collapse in a screaming heap as a result. The best players know how to fight in any position, never take anything for granted, and play the position on the board in front of them, rather than dwelling on the history of the game; but this can sometimes be an incredibly hard thing to do…

And the same is true of your overall tournament position. Sitting on a lead and drawing games is never such a good thing, especially when you are playing people you would normally expect to beat. A half point lead is obviously precarious; even a full point with two rounds to go is not safe. But you would probably think that with a one and a half point lead going into the final two rounds, you have the tournament wrapped up. Well, we’ll see…

The potential was always there for strange things to happen in the main event (Under 18/16/14) at this year’s Queensland Junior Championships. For starters, the field had only 13 players paired in an 8 round Swiss – the pairings alone were always likely to randomise things, especially in the last couple of rounds. So few players was a bit disappointing, particularly when compared to last year’s 26 (admittedly bolstered by a few interstate visitors in the then NECG squad). But the time controls of one hour plus 30 seconds per move from the start gave all the players time to think. While this should make the better players even more dominant, we are talking about juniors, so we do not know how good they really are: players making unexpected leaps, with time to think, produce unexpected results.

Not so much on Day 1, where the top seeds all won their first game – although second seed Daniel Anderson was made to work very hard by Jessica Kinder in the best game of Round 1. Daniel also handled Howard Chuang in Round 2, while top seed Casey Barnard motored on with a win over Luthien Russell. Third seed Alex Jule beat Reegan Milne, who was obviously worn out by the practise games I gave him while he had the first round bye! At this stage I thought being arbiter at the Queensland Juniors was an easy gig – what were they paying me for? I was about to find out, as the little ones arrived next day.

Yes, I really earned my money on Days 2, 3 and 4! Day 2 saw the Under 8s arrive: only 12 of them, so we let them play a round robin. Good thing they move so fast! As a result, we were easily able to get in the 11 games per player in the allotted time. Top seed Daniel Arase was always likely to win, but he had an accident fairly early on when he lost to the deliberate, slow moving and rapidly improving Ulani Powell. Ulani was just about the only one of the young ones using her time wisely – but unfortunately she tired and faded as a result. Daniel recovered to beat all his main rivals and finish outright first on 10/11, despite moving faster than he needed to at times; Brody Seignior was second on 9, followed by Kiwa Lang, Laurence Bristow and Martin Jack in equal third on 7 points (a point ahead of Ulani on 6).

While all this was happening, the “main event” was still going on – and Casey got to 4/4! He won what we all thought was the critical game over Daniel Anderson in Round 3; after always retaining a slight advantage as White, Casey developed a crushing attack and won material, after which Daniel should have resigned far sooner than he did (see game below). Alex meanwhile drew with Luthien in an all girls battle, little Luthien’s best result for the event. But Alex could not stop Casey in Round 4, and we all thought he had it wrapped up; especially as Daniel only drew with Dominic Olm-Milligan, and Jessica began a bad habit of not winning won positions when she could only draw from a position of strength with Howard Chuang.

Barnard, C (1898) - Anderson, D (1733) [A45] 2005 Queensland Juniors U18/16/14 22/06/05
1.d4 Nf6 2.Nc3 g6 3.e4 Bg7 4.Be3 c6 5.Be2 d5 6.e5 Nfd7 7.Nf3 b5 8.Bd3 Nb6 9.b3 a5 10.a4 b4 11.Ne2 Ba6 12.Qd2 h6 13.e6 fxe6 14.Bxg6+ Kd7 15.Nf4 Rf8 16.Bh5 Bc8 17.Bg4 Kc7 18.Bxe6 Kb7 19.Bxc8+ Qxc8 20.Nd3 N8d7 21.0-0-0 Rh8 22.Rhe1 Qf8 23.Bf4 c5 24.Nde5 Qe8 25.Nxd7 Nxd7 26.dxc5 e6 27.c6+ Kxc6 28.Nd4+ Bxd4 29.Qxd4 Nb6 30.Re3 Qg6 31.Rde1 Rhe8 32.Rg3 Qf5 33.Re5 Qh7 34.Rh5 Rac8 35.Rg7 Qe4 36.Qxe4 dxe4 37.Re5 Nd5 38.Rxe4 Nc3 39.Rc4+ Kb6 40.Be3+

Rc5 41.Bxc5+ Kc6 42.Bxb4+ Kd5 43.Bxc3 e5 44.Bxa5 e4 45.Rg6 e3 46.fxe3 Rxe3 47.Rxh6 Re5 48.Rb4 Re1+ 49.Kd2 Rf1 50.Rb5+ Ke4 51.Rh4+ Rf4 52.Rb4+ Ke5 53.Rhxf4 Ke6 54.Rb5 Ke7 55.Rh4 Kf6 56.Rh6+ Kg7 57.Ra6 Kg8 58.Rb7 1-0

Day 3 came, and so did the Under 12s and the Under 10s! Boy, did they keep me busy. Gene Nakauchi, favourite in the Under 10s (a 31 player 8 round Swiss), duly won with 8/8, despite at one point being in a dead lost game because he (like all the others!) moved too fast. His opponent in this game eventually also moved too fast, and turned his win into a loss. Lachlan Van den Bergh came equal second with Kevin Zhu on 6/8. While Gene and Lachlan and Kevin are all promising players, I must say the standard in this event was a bit disappointing. The Under 12s were more impressive; they played very exciting chess! The following game was typical:

McGarity, Liam (1091) - Lei, Yitao (1436) [C24] 2005 Queensland Juniors U12, 23/06/05
1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Nf6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nf3 Nxe4 5.Qxd4 Nf6 6.Bg5 Nc6 7.Qh4 Be7 8.Nc3 d6 9.0–0–0 Bf5 10.Rhe1 0–0 11.h3 h6

12.Bxh6 gxh6 13.Qxh6 Nh7 14.g4 Bg6 15.Qxg6+ Kh8 16.Qh5 Bf6 17.Bd3 Bg5+ 18.Nxg5 Qxg5+ 19.Qxg5 Nxg5 20.f4 Ne6 21.Nd5 Rac8 22.f5 Ng7 23.Nf4 Ne5 24.Be4 b6 25.Nd3 Nxd3+ 26.Rxd3 Rfe8 27.Rde3 Re5 28.Bd3 Rce8 29.Rxe5 Rxe5 30.Rxe5 dxe5 31.h4 f6 32.Bb5 Kh7 33.Kd2 Kh6 34.Ke3 a6 35.Bc6 Kh7 36.b4 Kg8 37.a4 a5 38.b5 Kh7 39.Ke4 Kh6 40.Bd7 Kh7 41.g5 Nh5 42.g6+ Kg7 43.Kd5 Nf4+ 44.Kc6 e4 45.Be6 Nd3 46.cxd3 e3 47.Kxc7 e2 48.Kxb6 e1Q 49.Ka6 Qb4 50.b6 Qxa4 51.Ka7 Qxh4 52.b7 Qd4+ 53.Ka8 Qxd3 54.b8Q Qa6+ 55.Qa7+ Qxa7+ 56.Kxa7 a4 57.Kb6 a3 58.Kb5 a2 59.Bxa2 Kh8 60.Kc6 Kg7 61.Kd7 Kf8 62.Bb1 Kg8 63.Ke7 Kg7 64.Bc2 Kh8 65.Ba4 Kg7 66.Bb5 Kg8 67.Kxf6 Kh8 68.g7+ Kh7 69.Kf7 Kh6 70.g8Q Kh5 71.Be2+ Kh4 72.Qg4# 1-0

Long and topsy-turvy! Liam’s Bxh6 sac on move 13 was probably unsound - but when Yitao blundered back the piece on move 14, he was dead lost! That Liam let him back in with his passed e pawn and a neat trick on move 45 was miraculous enough; but then Liam was able to win with bishop and pawns against queen, even more miraculous. Anyway, in a thrilling event, neither of these two ended up victorious. Amid lots of upsets and lots of exciting chess, top seed Kelvin Finke, despite 4 draws, finished equal first with Yitao on 6/8, and won the event on countback. The closeness of this event was indicated by the rest of the field, in a 17 player 8 round Swiss: 6 players on 5/8, then another 5 on 4/8, 2 on 3/8 and 2 on 2/8. Only four points between first and last, and 6 players equal third – too many for me to name here.

For most of Day 3, this was taking up more of my attention than the big boys (and girls), as I really believed not much could go wrong for Casey Barnard there. Jessica Kinder disagreed, as she turned another win into a draw against him in Round 5. I should have known he was not playing so well anymore when he self-trapped his knight on Move 18; then poor Jessica, after some to and fro attacking, missed a winning knight fork on Move 30 and settled for a draw instead (see game below). But Casey then beat Reegan; and with Daniel drawing with Alex, it looked all over. Surely a 1.5 point lead going in to the last two rounds was enough.

Barnard, C (1898) - Kinder, J (1218) [B35] 2005 Queensland Juniors U18/16/14, 23/06/05
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 g6 5.Be3 Bg7 6.Nc3 Nf6 7.Bc4 0–0 8.Nb3 d6 9.f3 Ne5 10.Be2 Be6 11.Qd2 Bc4 12.0–0–0 Bxb3 13.axb3 Qa5 14.Kb1 Nc6 15.g4 Rfc8 16.h4 Nb4 17.Bd4 Rc6 18.Qe3 e5 19.Bxe5 dxe5 20.Bc4 b5 21.Nxb5 Qa2+ 22.Kc1 Qa1+ 23.Kd2 Rd8+ 24.Ke2 Rxd1 25.Rxd1 Qxb2 26.Rd8+ Bf8 27.Qxa7 Rxc4 28.bxc4 Qxc2+ 29.Ke3 Qxc4 30.Qe7

Qd3+ 31.Kf2 Qd2+ 32.Kg3 ½-½

Never take such things for granted! Daniel did his bit - he won his last two games. Alex ruled herself out with a draw with Howard Chuang. Casey played safe, drawing with Dominic Olm-Milligan in Round 7. A point ahead with a round to go – a draw was good enough. You would think when Howard offered it to him, he would take it! But no: he was White in a Sicilian, where they had castled opposite sides… So he declined, let Howard make the standard Rxc3 sac and develop a strong attack, and thereafter. Casey blundered his queen! His only loss, and Daniel was equal first with him.

The play-off was eventually won by Casey. He lost the first game with the white pieces, but won the second with black. The lightning play-off also finished 1-1, and Casey finally defeated Daniel with white in the 5 minute v 4 minute decider (black only needing a draw). Casey was lucky! But then again, so was Daniel to be in a playoff in the first place.

St. George Leagues Club have won each division of the NSW Chess Association inter-club grade match competition which finished last week although they had to share first with Ryde-Eastwood in the under 1400 section.

Sydney Chess Academy and St. George shared the lead with two rounds to play in the open division finals. The NSWCA agreed with a suggestion regarding the pairings of the last two rounds by the St. George Leagues Club Captain. Sydney Chess Academy appealed the pairings - the appeal was rejected and Sydney Chess Academy withdrew from the event.

Final scores St. George 22.5/36 (I.Rogers 5/5 A.Rose 6.5/8), Asquith (J.Tan 6.5/8), Canterbury 21.5/36 and out of 28 games - Sydney Chess Academy 18.5 (S.Quick 5.5/6) (B.Tindall 6.5/8), North Sydney Brown Bears 16(R.Song 5.5/7), Rooty Hill 14.5, Parramatta 5.5, North Sydney Grizzly Bears 4.

Under 2000 - (36 games) St. George 25 (K.Stead 7.5/9), Campbelltown 19.5 (D.Peters 7/9),Wollongong 14(M.Erkan 6/8), Rooty Hill 13.5 Under 1800 - (32 games) St. George Dragons 22.5 (S.Rewais 5.5/6) North Sydney 18 (A.Song 6/7) Rooty Hill Knights 18 (L.Tenorio 7/8), Rooty Hill Rooks 16, Ryde-Eastwood 16(B.Yum 5.5/7), Manly 15(C.Bleyer 4.5/6) Croatia Sydney 14, St.George Saints 13, Mt.Pritchard 11.5

Under 1600 - St George 30.5/44(J.Roberts 8/10,J.Nichas 8.5/11),Wollongong 28(B.Serelak 6/7,M.Tokarz 8/10),Rooty Hill Knights 24.5(C.Rust 6/7,N.Tiqui 8/11),North Sydney Brown Bears 23.5,Rooty Hill Rooks 23.5,Wests 22,North Sydney Grizzlies 22,Manly 22(G.Dick 7.5/8),Mt Pritchard 21.5,Canterbury 16,Ryde-Eastwood 16,Fairfield 14.5.

Under 1400 (36 games) St.George Dragons 22 (T.Ollivain 6.5/9), Ryde-Eastwood 22, (W.Leong 5/7), Fairfield 21.5 (T.Parker 6/8), Rooty Hill Knights 20.5, North Sydney 19.5 (O.Roach 6/7) St. George Saints 18.5 (P.Johansson 7/9), Wests 16.5 (J.Lau 5.5/7), Manly 14.5, Canterbury 13, Rooty Hill Rooks 12.

- Peter Parr

NSWCA weekender: Rose Bay RSL Club (36 players, 7 rounds). Leading final scores: FM J.Sales 6.5, J.Bolens 6, V.Berezin 5.5, R.Lopis, FM G.Xie, M.Illingworth 5.

WA Championship Besides the WACA site, games from the WA State Champs can also be seen at which also offers games for download in one PGN file and a nice crosstable also. Future WA tournaments will be available here. Thanks to David O'Shaughnessy for the hard yacka involved.

After 6 rounds, Yita Choong - rated just 1633 - leads with 5.5/6, ahead of Barber, Kueh, Leonhardt and Maris 4.5/6.

[Event "WA State Championship"] [Site "Legacy House, South Perth"] [Date "2005.08.07"] [Round "6"] [White "Choong, Y"] [Black "Barber, H"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "1633"] [BlackElo "2143"] [ECO "B31"] [EventDate "2005.07.03"] [TimeControl "5400+60"] 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 g6 4.Nc3 Bg7 5.Bxc6 dxc6 6.O-O e5 7.d3 Qe7 8.Be3 Nf6 9.a4 Nd7 10.a5 Nf8 11.Nd2 Ne6 12.Na4 Rb8

13.b4! cxb4 14.Bxa7 b5 (If ...Ra8 then Nb6! and Nxc8) 15.Bxb8 bxa4 16.Rxa4 Ba6 17.Nc4 c5 18.Bxe5 f6 19.Bb2 O-O 20.Nb6 f5 21.Bxg7 Qxg7 22.exf5 gxf5 23.Qf3 Kh8 24.Re1 Nd4 25.Qg3 Nxc2 26.Qxg7+ Kxg7 27.Rc1 Re8 28.Ra2 Re1+ 29.Rxe1 Nxe1 30.Na4 Nxd3 31.Rc2 c4 32.Re2 Kf7 33.f3 Bb5 34.Nb6 Nf4 35.Re5 Ne2+ 36.Rxe2 c3 37.Rc2 Ke6 38.a6 Ke5 39.a7 Bc6 40.Kf2 Kd4 41. Ke1 b3 42.Rd2+ cxd2+ 43.Kxd2 h5 44.Na4 h4 45.Nb2 h3 46.gxh3 Bxf3 47.h4 Ba8 48.h5 Ke5 49.Nd3+ Kf6 50.Nf4 Be4 51.Kc3 Kg5 52.h4+ 1-0

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

Arrangements for the upcoming Australian Championships and Australian Junior Championships are proceeding smoothly. We are currently in the process of distributing hard copy glossy brochures around Australia.

Confirmed entries for the championship event include five GMs and three IMs. GM Rogers, GM Johansen, GM Ftacnik, GM Chandler, GM Schmaltz, IM Lane, IM Solomon, IM Wohl. So now we are hoping for more of Australia's leading players to take part. Apart from form indicators for the 2006 Olympiad, another good reason for the top players to enter is that, with a good run, GM norms will be possible.

Of course, half of the enjoyment for many players is just being in the company of top class players, and enjoying really good chess. So the major over the full 11 playing days, and the minor over 6 days provide an opportunity for players of all standards.

Many of the top players will be very interested (as coaches) in the progress of the kids participating in the Australian Junior Championships. The playing strength of the Australian Juniors has improved immeasurably over the last 10 years, due in no small way to the input of the many top level coaches now operating around Australia.

So there will be excellent chess to watch virtually all day, every day. And on the two rest days, both the adults and kids can participate in lightning and rapid events. Neither the Australian Championships (1967) or the Australian Junior Championships (1989) have been held in Brisbane for many years. There is a lot to enjoy about Brisbane in the summer holiday period.

Whilst the opening ceremonies are likely to be fairly low key events, we are hoping to make the closing ceremony for both adults and juniors at 7.30pm on Monday 9 January something really special. We are encouraging all participants to delay departure until 10 January.

For full details go to our webpage at This includes entry form and online payment.

Most of your questions should be answered by a visit to the webpage, but further enquiries can be directed to Ian Murray or 07 3349 5648 or Graeme Gardiner or 07 5522 7221. Also please contact us if you would like a hard copy entry form, but do not receive one from our distribution process.

Oh, and by the way, if you wish to stay at the five star playing venue (Carlton Crest Hotel) the early bird rate of $119 per room (twin, double or for a family of 2 adults and 2 kids) expires on 31 August.

World News:

Netherlands wins European Team Championship: Leading final scores: 1 Netherlands 6 3 0 15 22 191½ 2 Israel 6 2 1 14 23½ 179½ 3 France 6 1 2 13 21½ 184 4 Greece 5 3 1 13 21½ 166½ 5 Ukraine 6 0 3 12 23½ 162 6 Poland 4 4 1 12 21½ 177½ 7 Georgia 5 2 2 12 19½ 183½ 8 Germany 4 3 2 11 20 178½ 9 Azerbaijan 4 3 2 11 19½ 185½ 10 Czech Republic 5 1 3 11 19½ 179½ 11 Serbia and Montenegro 5 1 3 11 19 172 12 Armenia 4 2 3 10 23 166 13 England 4 2 3 10 21 159½ 14 Russia 4 2 3 10 20½ 167½.
Site : View Men's games : View Women's games

British Championship: Leading scores after 6 rounds: Ward 4.5; Conquest, Greet, Rowson, Littlewood 4.0; Haslinger, Knott, Williams, Sowray, Pert 3.5.
Site : View games

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

Grandmaster Susan Polgar (former women's world champion) achieved a Guiness Book of World Records last Monday playing 326 simultaneous games (309 wins, 14 draws, 3 losses = 96.93% in 16.5 hours in Florida, USA). - Peter Parr

Montreal: Leading scores after 6 rounds: Mikhalevski 4.5, Huzman 4.0.
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Stork Young Masters: Leading scores after 2 rounds: Belov 2.0; Riazantsev, Baramidze, Michiels, Lupulescu, S Zhigalko 1.5.
Site : PGN

Hogeschool Zeeland: Leading scores after 4 rounds: Ikonnikov, Stellwagen, Megaranto, Khmelniker, Lacasa 4.0; Sasikiran, Landa, Iordachescu, Romanishin, Nijboer, L'Ami, Rahal, Henrichs, Roeder, Afek, Odendahl, Livshits, Purnama, Halay, Tiggelman 3.5; Rogers ... 3.0.
Site : View games

American Continental Championship: Buenos Aires. Players include Kamsky, Bruzon, Vescovi.
Site : View games

Nice Open: Players include Tkachiev, Maksimenko and Siebrecht.


Fressinet, L (2627)    --    Graf, A (2605)
15th ETC  (4)   Gothenburg SWE
2005.08.02     1-0     C95

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 Nb8 10.d4 Nbd7 11.Nbd2 Bb7 12.Bc2 Re8 13.Nf1 Bf8 14.Ng3 g6 15. a4 c5 16.d5 c4 17.Bg5 Bg7 18.Qd2 Qe7 19.Ra3 Nc5 20.Rea1 Qc7 21.Nh2 h5 22. Rf1 Nh7 23.Be3 Qe7 24.Raa1 Nf6 25.f3 Nfd7 26.Bg5 Bf6 27.Be3 Nb6 28.a5 Nbd7 29.Nh1 Nf8 30.Rae1 Bc8 31.f4 exf4 32.Bxf4 Nfd7 33.Nf3 Ne5 34.Nxe5 Bxe5 35. Ng3 Ra7 36.Ne2 Bxf4 37.Qxf4 Nd7 38.Nd4 Ne5 39.Rf2 Qd8 40.Qh6 Qe7 41.Ref1 Qh4

42.Nc6 Nxc6? 43.Rxf7!! Rxf7 44.Qxg6+ Rg7 45.Qxe8+ Kh7 46.e5+!

Wojtaszek, R (2591)    --    Palac, M (2566)
15th ETC  (4)   Gothenburg SWE
2005.08.02     1-0     E12

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6 4.Nc3 Bb7 5.Bg5 h6 6.Bh4 g5 7.Bg3 Nh5 8.e3 Nxg3 9.hxg3 Bg7 10.Bd3 Qe7 11.g4 d6 12.Be4 c6 13.Nd2 d5 14.Bf3 Nd7 15.cxd5 cxd5 16.Nf1 O-O 17.Ng3 Nf6 18.Be2 Ne4 19.Ngxe4 dxe4 20.Qb3 Kh8 21.O-O-O f5 22.f3 exf3 23.Bxf3 Bxf3 24.gxf3 fxg4 25.fxg4 e5 26.d5 e4 27.d6 Qd7 28.Qd5 Qxg4 29.d7 Rad8 30.Qd6 Rf7 31.Rxh6+!! Kg8

( 31...Bxh6 32.Qxh6+ Kg8 Not ...Rh7 because of Qf6+ 33.Rh1 +- )
32.Qc7 Rdxd7 33.Qc8+
Nicely pinning the rook
33...Bf8 34.Rhd6!! 1-0

McShane, L (2625)    --    Damljanovic, B (2612)
15th ETC  (4)   Gothenburg SWE
2005.08.02     1-0     A45

1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5 c5 3.Bxf6 gxf6 4.d5 Qb6 5.Qc1 f5 6.c4 Bg7 7.Nc3 d6 8. e3 Nd7 9.Qc2 Ne5 10.Nh3 h5 11.Be2 Bd7 12.O-O h4 13.a3 Rh6 14.Rab1 Kf8 15. Rbe1 Kg8 16.f4 Ng4 17.Bd3 e6 18.Re2 Rf8 19.Kh1 Qd8 20.e4 Bxc3 21.Qxc3 fxe4 22.Bxe4 Nf6 23.Rfe1 exd5 24.Bxd5 Nxd5 25.cxd5 Qf6 26.Qf3 Bxh3 27.gxh3 Rg6 28.f5 Rg7 29.Re4 b5 30.Rg4 Rd8 31.Qf4 c4 32.Rxh4 Qxb2

33.Rh8+!! Kxh8 34. Qh4+
( 34.Qh4+ Kg8 ( 34...Rh7 35.Qxd8+ Kg7 36.Rg1+ Kh6 37.Qg5# ) 35.Qxd8+ Kh7 36.Qh4+ Kg8 37.Re8# )

Ivanchuk, V (2752)    --    Brynell, S (2484)
15th ETC  (4)   Gothenburg SWE
2005.08.02     1-0     C18

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.bxc3 Ne7 7.Qg4 O-O 8. Bd3 f5 9.exf6 Rxf6 10.Bg5 Rf7 11.Qh5 g6 12.Qd1 Qa5 13.Bd2 Nbc6 14.Nf3 Qc7 15.dxc5 e5 16.Be2 Qa5 17.c4 Qxc5 18.O-O Bf5 19.Bb4!? Nxb4 20.axb4 Qxb4 21. Nxe5 Rff8 22.cxd5 Qc3 23.Bc4 Bxc2 24.Qe1 Qxe1 25.Rfxe1 Kg7 26.Ra2 Bf5

27. g4! Bc8 28.d6 Nc6 29.Nxc6 bxc6 30.d7!

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:

Geelong Open: 1 & 2 October, Entries $25.00. Prizes 1st $1000, 2nd $500, 3rd $250 plus rated prizes. Contact Steve McKenzie 0421662938 email or Geelong Chess Club

Adults Only: Gardiner Chess Centre; Sat/Sun 20/21 August; 10am start each day (registration 9.30am Saturday); Venue Gardiner Chess Centre 11 Hardys Road Mudgeeraba; 5 Rounds - Sat 10am, 12.30pm and 3pm Sun 11am and 1.30pm; Format 60 mins a side plus 10 secs a move Fischer; Entry Fee $25 if received by 19 August - Late fee of $10 on the day. ACF rated; All entrants must be CAQ members ($10 fee payable if not a member); Age qualification You must have reached 18 years old by 1 January 2005; Prizes 1st $150, Under 1600 $100, Under 1200 $100.

Queensland Vets and Disabled: Gardiner Chess Centre; Sat/Sun 20/21 August; 10am start each day (registration 9.30am Saturday); Venue Gardiner Chess Centre 11 Hardys Road Mudgeeraba; 5 Rounds Sat 10am, 12.30pm and 3pm Sun 11am and 1.30pm; Format 60 mins a side plus 10 secs a move Fischer; Entry Fee $25 if received by 19 August Late fee of $10 on the day. ACF rated; All entrants must be CAQ members ($10 fee payable if not a member); Age Qualification for Vets You must be 50 years of age at 1 January 2005; Prizes - Vets 1st $75 + trophy 2nd $50 Under 1400 $25 + trophy - Disabled 1st $75 + trophy 2nd $50 Under 1400 $25 + trophy.

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:

Convekta and Chess Planet invite you to take part in I West Cup: blitz through the Internet. Participation in it is free of charge and besides there is $2000 in prizes. For participation it is only necessary to enter the page, download the free game program and register. It allows you to use advantages of the playing zone: friends' games, participation in the training tournaments and tournaments with prizes, training with famous Russian grandmasters.

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
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