Australian Chess Federation newsletter
No. 331, August 24, 2005

In this issue:
City of Adelaide/SA news
Coal City Open
NSW Rapid Play
Manly-Warringah champs
International Ratings Officer
FIDE titles
FIDE acts on World Youth complaints
Biggest Game of Chess?
World News
Grand Prix Tournaments
Other Events
International Tournaments

SA News: Srbo Zaric and Bob Cowley will share the City of Adelaide title after both won their final round games to finish on 6.5/7.

Also in SA, the Modbury Chess Club Championship was won by Bill Anderson-Smith after a play-off.

Chess Week, an innovation of Tristom Cooke that involves a number of events and activities, is proceeding well. A display in Rundle Mall attracted a reasonable number of spectators. watching. Edgar Mdinaradze won the blitz tournament with 10/10. For more details of chess week, click here.

And finally, Evelyn Koshnitsky is moving from SA to Sydney. SACA is planning a farewell for this legendary chess personality.

The Victorian Championship has just begun.

Ronald Scott scored 6/6 to win the Newcastle Coal City Open Weekender. Scores, 6 rounds:

6.0 Scott, Ronald
5.0 Hlabano, Segopotso
4.0 Illingworth, Max; Morris, James; Ali, Mosaddeque; Bolens, Johny; Brookfield, Toby; Weltner, Michael
3.5 Behne-Smith, David; Canfell, Mike J; Koutnik, Matthew
3.0 Losh, Gary; Musaeva, Aina; Lane, Endel; Parker, Trent; Bender, Peter
2.5 Keuning, Anthony V; Robinson, Andrew; Behne-Smith, Jonathan
2.0 Momot, Alex; Forbord, Jorn; Behne-Smith, Sarah; Deacon, Graeme
1.0 Booth, Shaun; Vidler, Peter J; Hendry, Ian L
0.0 Smith, Teta

Picture by Amiel Rosario

International Master Alexander Matros (2450) won the NSW Rapid Play Championship (40 players including six above 2150) at Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club conceding only half a point in the final round. Matros was Junior Champion of Kazakhstan in 1986 and Champion of Moscow State University in 1990 and 1991. He is an economist based in the USA and has a Ph.D in Mathematics (Moscow) and Game Theory (Stockholm). Matros is working in Sydney for a few weeks.

Vladimir Smirnov (2172) scored six wins but lost to Matros. Australian Champion IM Gary Lane (2474) took third place losing to Matros and drawing with Sim Navarro (2000). FM Lee Jones won the under 2000 rated prize. - Peter Parr Final scores, 7 rounds
6.5 Matros, Alexander 2450
6.0 Smirnov, Vladimir 2172
5.5 Lane, Gary W 2474
5.0 Jones, Lee; Stead, Kerry; Muljadi, Haris; Harris, Benjamin; Chan, Jason
4.5 Cabilin, Jeff
4.0 Agulto, Edgardo; Law, Evan; Redgrave, John; Rachmadi, Herman; Chernih, Nicholas; O'Chee, Kevin; Lewski, Toby; Greenwood, Norman; Puzon, Ernesto; Miranda, Adrian
3.5 Navarro, Sim; Trott, Ian L; Stojic, Danny; Tubic, Luka 3.0 Kirchnei, Pedro; Morales, Raul; Arocha, Leandro; Barker, Mitchell; Chiara, Vince; Ivanovic, Radislav
2.5 Salecich, Vilko; Kresinger, Frank; Tracey, Michael J; Vaughan, Richard; Sugiono, Kuncoro
2.0 Blake, Richard R; Scott, Andy
1.5 Burgess, Shane; Wong, Ted
1.0 Money, Greg; Harman, Jerome

Mark de Groen has won the Manly-Warringah Leagues Club Championship scoring 10.5/11. Norman Greenwood was first in the main supporting event with 8.5/10.

Former NSW Champion Greg Canfell will become the ACF's International Ratings Officer. He is replacing Gary Bekker who recently announced he will be stepping down from the position.

The following titles, recommended by the FIDE Trainers Committee, will be confirmed (subject to final approval of the Presidential Board) at the 76th FIDE (World Chess Federation) Congress this week in Dresden, Germany:

FIDE Instructor - J.Tanti (SA).
FIDE Senior Trainer - GM I.Rogers (NSW).
FIDE Trainer IM I.Berezina-Feldman (NSW), IM V.Feldman (NSW), FM B.Tindall (NSW), IM L.Sandler (VIC), WIM A. Sorokina (QLD).

FIDE acts on World Youth complaints:

FIDE Press Release regarding Belfort Organization of World Youth:

FIDE has received complaints from twelve Federations regarding the conditions and the circumstances under which the World Youth Championships 2005 in Belfort, France took place. For more than six months prior to the Championships, FIDE on several occasions contacted the Organizers and pointed out several issues and concerns regarding the organization of the Championships. Unfortunately, FIDE experienced that it was not possible to communicate properly with the Organizers and they were continuing with their plans without taking into consideration FIDE's advice.

From the complaints received, it is quite obvious that the Championships were not organized on the level that should be expected of this important World event and in accordance with well-established practice. This includes the conditions for the participants, the infrastructure of the Championships and the quality of the management. Many participants and delegations expressed their dissatisfaction in the way they were treated and how their concerns were resolved.

It is very important for FIDE that the World Youth Championships are held in the very best and professional manner and it reflects very badly not only on FIDE but on the whole chess world when we experience unprofessional conduct of the events. Based on the above, the Executive Board decides the following:

1. The Organizer of this event in Belfort, Mr. Jean-Paul Touze will not have the right to organize any FIDE event for a period of 5 years with effect from 23rd August, 2005.

2. All the complaints received by the FIDE Secretariat will be handed over to the FIDE Ethics Commission for further examination. The Organizer may present his views in the examination. The Ethics Commission can recommend additional measures to the Executive Board.

3. The Executive Board recommends to the European Chess Union to consider issuing a similar resolution regarding the organizer's participation in European chess matters.

The above resolution does not in any way reflect upon the French Chess Federation with whom FIDE has a long and well-established close relationship.

For more information contact:
Federation Internationale des Echecs (FIDE)
Mr George Mastrokoukos
tel.: (+30) 2109212047, fax: (+30) 2109212859, email:

A US company is aiming for a world record. Here's their press release:

Biggest Game of Chess in the World to be Played this Labor Day

San Clemente, California - August 15, 2005

A world record attempt for the Largest Chess Set will take place on Monday, September 5, 2005, overlooking the Pacific Ocean in beautiful San Clemente, California. The exhibition match between MegaChess founder Peter Shikli and extreme chess-lete Denny North will be played with carved teak chessmen featuring a 6 ft. king on a board measuring over two 200 sq.ft. in total area. There hasnít been a chess game this big since Karpov vs. Kasparov.

Other claims of the worldís largest chess set have been made but none have been recognized by the preeminent authority on world records. To qualify for the largest example of an everyday object, the item must be a precisely scaled up version of the usual sized item, made of the same materials, and function in every way the normal one does. Shikli is confident his family's handcrafted wood chess set will set the record. Of those other claimants, Peter says ďThe Z.Tumen-Ulzii chess set is stated as up to 90 cm tall. Our six-foot king is 183 cm. I've visited the Morro Bay chess set. Although quite famous, its king is just 3 feet, half as tall as ours.

Itís not all in the bag though for the MegaChess mogul. Shikliís opponent in this event is Denny North who can steal the spotlight by beating Peter at his own game. North was interested in having a chess set of his own design made when he found on that ever amazing resource, the Internet. ďI basically walked in off the street and challenged him to play in the biggest game of chess in the world,Ē says Denny, ďafter reading through the website, I was inspired by their mission and socio-environmental statements and enticed by their claim of having the largest playable chess set (12 ft. inflatable chess balloons).Ē When he couldnít find an official listing, North applied online for the privilege to play against Mr. Shikli in this world record setting attempt.

A division of Bizware Online Applications, Inc.
2738 Camino Capistrano, Suite 3
San Clemente, CA 92672

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

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

The Australian Championships will be held in the Grand Windsor Ballroom, Carlton Crest Hotel (5 Star), Brisbane from 28th December 2005 to 9th January 2006. The Hotel Special Rates bookings must be made by 31st August. The Australian Championship[early entries include five grandmasters L.Ftacnik (SVK), I.Rogers (NSW), M.Chandler (ENG), R.Schmaltz (GER) and D.Johansen (VIC) as well as IM's G.Lane (NSW), S.Solomon (QLD)and A.Wohl (NSW) and supporting tournaments-the Australian Major (ACF rating below 2150) and the Australian Minor (ACF rating below 1800) as well as the Australian Senior Championship (age 60+) will be held over 11 rounds in the afternoons. The Australian Junior Under 18, Girls Under 18, Under 12 and Girls Under 12 will be held in the mornings over 11 rounds. Optional Rapid and Lightning tournaments will be held on the free days 1st and 6th January. A large entry in every division is expected. 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.

Letters: Good Day!

I was just inspired by the book Bobby Fischer Goes to War : How the Soviets Lost the Most Extraordinary Chess Match of All Time and I was just thinking it would be great to the world of chess and to all chess fanatics alike if Fischer would comes out from his hibernation and return to the chess board publicly.

I believe Fischer chess genius is still a force to reckon with and it has not been challenged for a long time publicly.

The aura of his games inspires many chess players around the world and that many believes he possess some deep knowledge and understanding of the game maybe unknown to many players (life, savvy, imagination, ingenuity, survival, psychology, etc.)

The other side of the man may not be appealing to many but his chess talent is extraordinary if not by a genius.

Now this is my idea:

I would suggest that an influential body would sponsor a series of exhibition games between Fischer against the world top 20 chess players plus Karpov as the 21st player.

Regards, Rulix Batistil

World News:

Chess Classic Mainz: There were several events: Anand beat Grischuk 5-3. Unzicker Memorial final scores: Karpov, Korchnoi 3.5; Spassky 3.0; Unzicker 2.0. Chess960: Svidler beat Almasi 5-3. Ordix Open, Final Standings: Radjabov 9.5/11; Morozevich, Grischuk, Dreev, Aronian, Harikrishna, Sargissian 9.0.
Site : View games Grischuk-Anand : View games Unzicker Memorial

American Continental Championship: Buenos Aires. Players include Kamsky, Bruzon, Vescovi. Leading final scores after 11 rounds: Bruzon 8.5; Granda, Onischuk, Milos, Kamsky, Felgaer, Vescovi, Needleman 8.0.
Site : View games

Rowson wins British Championship: Leading final scores after 11 rounds: Rowson 8.5; Conquest, Haslinger 8.0; Emms, Pert 7.5; Gordon, Greet 7.0.
Site : View games

Hogeschool Zeeland: Leading final scores after 9 rounds: Nijboer, Iordachescu, Stellwagen, Megaranto, L'Ami 7.5; Bofill, Sasikiran, Malakhatko, Kohlweyer 7.0; Ikonnikov, Lacasa, Khmelniker, Henrichs, Peek, Odendahl, Romanishin, Afek, Martens, Tiggelman, Van Leent, Piceu, Rodshtein, Brinck-Claussen, Landa 6.5 ... Ian Rogers ... 6.0.
Site : View games

Magistral Ciutat d'Igualada: Leading final scores after 6 rounds: McShane 4.0; Volokitin 3.5; Beliavsky 2.5; Korchnoi 2.0.
Site : View games

Icelandic Championship: Leading final scores: Stefansson 9.0; Kristjansson 8.5; Gunnarsson 8.0.

French Championships: Leading scores after 7 rounds: A. Sokolov, Vachier-Lagrave, Bagheri 4.5; Lautier, Fontaine 4.0; Degraeve, Vaisser, Bauer 3.5; Fressinet, Kosten, Apicella, Marzolo 2.5.

Abu Dhabi Chess Festival: Leading scores after 8 rounds: Anastasian 6.5; Goloshchapov 6.0.

Staunton Memorial: Leading scores after 4 rounds: Howell 3.0; Houska, McNab 2.5; Speelman 2.0; Levitt 1.0.

Montreal: Final scores after 11 rounds: Mikhalevski 8.0; Efimenko 7.0; Huzman 6.5; Kogan, Tyomkin, Shipov 6.0; Golod 5.5; Bluvshtein, Krush, Charbonneau 5.0; Nataf 4.0.
Site : View games

Stork Young Masters: Leading scores after 9 rounds: Riazantsev, A Zhigalko, Belov, Baramidze 6.0; Smeets 5.5.
Site : PGN

FIDE World Championships interview:

Topalov: Anyone can win

Bulgarian chess player Veselin Topalov spoke to the World Chess Championship San Luis 2005 Press Office. Happy to participate in this event, Topalov assured that heís only thinking about winning this tournament, although he recognized that ďanyone can win.

"This is the first time that the best eight players of the world are gathered together to see whoís the best", he said, and he added that this will be the most importantĒ tournament of his life.

Asked about the tips for winning this World Chess Championship, he sincerely concluded: "Honestly, I havenít got a clue."

As synonym for Argentina, he mentioned Maradona and soccer.

Transcription of the 10 questions and answers exchanged with Veselin Topalov:

1) What are your expectations about this important competition?
Iím very happy for being able to participate in this historical World Chess Championship and Iím only thinking of winning it.

2) How do you evaluate the way of play of this competition? (Double round-robin)
I think this is the best and most balanced system. Luck can not influence in the result. The winner will be the fair champion.

3) Which are your favourite players among your seven opponents? And who will be the toughest?
Everyone is dangerous. Anyone can win.

4) How are you preparing yourself for the WCC Argentina 2005?
I canít reveal the secrets of my preparation, but I will be training hard for a long time.

5) Do you think that you will be coming being in your best competition level?
Iíll be doing my best to get to San Luis in my best level.

6) Which will be the "tips" to win the competition?
Honestly, I havenít got a clue.

7) Will this tournament be very different from all the others you have already played?
Of course, the World Chess Championship is always very special; I think this will be the most important tournament of my sportive life.

8) Will the spectators be seeing "new things" in the way of playing?
Yes, and Iím sure they are going to enjoy it very much.

9) Why should spectators donít miss this championship?
Because this is the first time that the best eight players of the world are gathered together to see who's the best.

10) Name the first things that come in to your mind when you think of Argentina.
Maradona, soccer.

Source: Press Office of the WCC San Luis 2005.


Grischuk, A (2720)    --    Anand, V (2788)
CCM5 Rapid Match  (1)   Mainz GER
2005.08.11     0-1     E12

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6 4.Nc3 Bb7 5.a3 d5 6.cxd5 Nxd5 7.e3 Nf6 8. Bd3 c5 9.O-O Nbd7 10.Qe2 a6 11.Rd1 Qb8 12.e4 cxd4 13.Nxd4 Bd6 14.g3 O-O 15.Bc2 b5 16.Be3 b4 17.axb4 Bxb4 18.f3 a5 19.Bd3 Rc8 20.Bb5 Bxc3 21.bxc3 Nc5 22.Ra3 Qc7 23.Qa2 Qe5 24.Bf4 Qh5 25.Rf1 e5 26.g4

Nxg4!! 27.fxg4 Qxg4+ 28.Bg3 exd4 29.Qxf7+ Kh8 30.Rf4 Qd1+ 31.Bf1 dxc3 32.Rxa5! h6 33.Rh4 Qd4+!
( 33...Rxa5?? 34.Rxh6+!! gxh6 35.Be5# )
34.Bf2 Qd7 35.Qxd7 Nxd7 36.Rxa8 Bxa8 37.Be3 c2 38.Bc1 Rb8 39.e5 Rb1 40.Ra4 Bd5 0-1

Anand, V (2788)    --    Grischuk, A (2720)
CCM5 Rapid Match  (2)   Mainz GER
2005.08.11     1-0     B90

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Be3 Ng4 7.Bc1 Nf6 8.f3 Qb6 9.Nb3 e6 10.Bf4 Qc7 11.Qd2 Nc6 12.O-O-O Ne5 13.Kb1 Be7 14.Nd4 O-O 15.g4 b5 16.Qg2!? b4 17.Nce2 Bb7 18.g5 Nfd7 19.h4 Qb6 20.Bc1 Nc5 21.h5 a5 22.Nf4 a4 23.g6! b3! 24.h6!

fxg6 25.hxg7 bxc2+ 26.Nxc2 Rxf4!? 27.Bxf4 a3 28.Bxe5 dxe5 29.b4 Na4 30.Rd3 Rc8 31.Qd2 Qc7 32.Rxa3 Nc3+ 33.Kb2 Nxe4 34. fxe4 Bxe4 35.Rh2 Bf6 36.Rc3 Qb7 37.Qd6 Kxg7 38.Ba6

Anand, V (2788)    --    Grischuk, A (2720)
CCM5 Rapid Match  (3)   Mainz GER
2005.08.12     1/2-1/2     B90

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.f3 Qb6 7.Nb3 e6 8. Bf4 Qc7 9.Qd2 Nc6 10.O-O-O Ne5 11.Nd4 Be7 12.g4 O-O 13.h4 b5 14.h5 b4 15. Nb1

Nexg4 16.Bg3
( 16.fxg4 e5 )
16...Qc5!? 17.h6
( 17.fxg4 Nxe4 18.Qg2 Bg5+ 19.Nd2 Qxd4 )
17...g6 18.Nb3 Qe3 19.Bxd6 Rd8

20.Bxe7!? Rxd2 21.N1xd2 Nf2!? 22.Bc5

Nxd1!? 23.Bxe3 Nxe3 24.Na5 Kf8
A remarkable draw!

Grischuk, A (2720)    --    Anand, V (2788)
CCM5 Rapid Match  (4)   Mainz GER
2005.08.12     0-1     E12

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6 4.Nc3 Bb7 5.a3 d5 6.cxd5 Nxd5 7.e3 g6 8. Bd3 Bg7 9.Nxd5 exd5 10.b4 Nd7 11.O-O O-O 12.a4 c6 13.a5 b5 14.a6 Bc8 15. Qc2 Qb6 16.e4!? Bxa6

( 16...Bxd4 17.Nxd4 Qxd4 18.Bb2 Qxb4 19.Qxc6 Rb8 20.Ba3 )
17.e5 Bb7 18.h4 Rfe8 19.h5 Nf8 20.Ra5 Ne6 21.Be3 a6 22.Qd2 Rf8 23.Bb1 Qd8 24.g3 f5 25.Ng5 Re8 26.Kg2 Bc8 27.Rh1 Ra7 28.f3 Bf8 29.hxg6 hxg6 30.Ra1 Qe7 31.Rh7 Bg7 32.Bc2

a5!? 33.bxa5 c5!? 34.dxc5 d4!? 35.Bf4 Nxg5 36.Bxg5 Qxc5 37.Rah1 Qxe5
Black has drummed up great counterplay
38.Bd3 Bb7 39.Bf4 Qd5 40.Be2

Rxa5!! 41.Rxg7+
( 41.Qxa5 Rxe2+ gives black a winning attack )
41...Kxg7 42.Bh6+ Kf7 0-1

Grischuk, A (2720)    --    Anand, V (2788)
CCM5 Rapid Match  (5)   Mainz GER
2005.08.13     1/2-1/2     E12

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6 4.Nc3 Bb7 5.a3 d5 6.cxd5 Nxd5 7.e3 g6 8. Bb5+ c6 9.Bd3 Bg7 10.O-O O-O 11.Na4 Qc7 12.Bd2 Nd7 13.Rc1 Rad8 14.b4 e5 15.Qb3 N5f6 16.Bb1 Qb8 17.Rfd1 Rde8 18.Nc3 exd4 19.exd4 c5 20.bxc5 bxc5 21.d5 Bxd5 22.Qxb8 1/2-1/2

Anand, V (2788)    --    Grischuk, A (2720)
CCM5 Rapid Match  (6)   Mainz GER
2005.08.13     0-1     B50

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Nc3 a6 4.e5!? d5 5.d4 Bg4 6.dxc5 e6 7.Be2 Bxc5 8. Nd4 Bxd4!? 9.Qxd4 Bf5 10.Qf4!? Bxc2 11.Qg3 Bg6 12.h4 h5 13.O-O Nc6 14.Bg5 Nge7 15.Rfd1 Nf5 16.Qh3 Qb6 17.Bd3 Nfe7 18.Rac1 Bxd3 19.Qxd3 Ng6 20.Na4 Qb4 21.Nc5 Ncxe5 22.Qe2 Qb5 23.Qxb5+ axb5 24.Nxb7 O-O 25.a3 Rfb8 26.Nc5 Rc8 27.f4 Nc4 28.f5 Nxb2! 29.Rf1 exf5 30.Rxf5 f6 31.Bd2 Ne5 32.Bb4 Nbc4 33.Nb3 Ne3 34.Rxc8+ Rxc8 35.Rf2 Rc2 36.Rd2 N5c4 37.Rxc2 Nxc2 38.Bc5 d4 39. Bxd4 Nxd4 40.Nxd4 Nxa3 41.Kf2 b4 42.Ke3 Nc4+ 43.Kd3 Nb6 44.Ne2 Kh7 45.Nf4 Kh6 46.Kd4 Nd7 47.Nd5 b3 48.Kc3 Nc5 49.Kb2 g5 0-1

Anand, V (2788)    --    Grischuk, A (2720)
CCM5 Rapid Match  (7)   Mainz GER
2005.08.14     1-0     B90

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.f3 Qb6 7.a4 Nc6 8. Nb3 Na5 9.Nxa5 Qxa5 10.Bd2 Qc7 11.Nd5 Nxd5 12.exd5 e5 13.dxe6 Bxe6 14.Bd3 Qb6 15.Bc3 d5 16.a5 Qa7 17.b4!? Rc8 18.Qd2

Rxc3!? 19.Qxc3 Bd6
Threatening ...Bxh2!
20.Kf1 O-O 21.Re1 Rc8 22.Qd2 g6 23.Qf2 Qb8 24.Rb1 Qc7 25.g4 h5 26. h3 Bg3 27.Qd4 Be5 28.Qe3 Bf4 29.Qd4 Be5 30.Qe3 d4 31.Qe2 h4 32.Kg2 Bf4 33. Qf2 Qd8 34.Rhe1 Bg3 35.Qd2 Bxe1 36.Rxe1 Qd6 37.Qf2 Kg7 38.Qxh4 Qxb4

39. Rxe6!! fxe6 40.Qg5! Qd6 41.Qxg6+ Kf8 42.Qf6+ Ke8 43.h4 Kd7 44.h5 Rf8 45. Qg7+ Kc6 46.Be4+ Kb5 47.h6

Grischuk, A (2720)    --    Anand, V (2788)
CCM5 Rapid Match  (8)   Mainz GER
2005.08.14     1-0     B12

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 Bf5 4.Be3 Qb6 5.Qc1 e6 6.c4 dxc4 7.Nd2 Qa5 8. Bxc4 Ne7 9.Ne2 Nd7 10.O-O Nd5 11.Ng3 Bg6 12.h4 h6 13.h5 Bh7 14.a3 Qd8 15. Nf3 Be7 16.Rd1 Rc8 17.Bd3 c5?! 18.dxc5 Bxc5?! 19.Bxh7 Bxe3

20.Qb1! Bf4 21. Ne2 Nxe5 22.Nxf4 Nxf3+

( 23.gxf3 Qg5+ 24.Ng2 Nf4 )
23...Nh2+ 24.Ke1 Qe7 25.Qe4 Nf6 26.Qa4+ Kf8

27.Rac1!! Ra8
( 27...Rxc1 28.Rxc1 Rxh7 29.Rc8+ Ne8 30.Nd3!? leaves black tied up, with Rh7 useless and the Nh2 doomed )
28.Bb1 Nhg4 29.Qb4 Qxb4+ 30.axb4 e5 31.Nd5 Nxh5 32.Rc7 g6 33.Ne3 Nxe3 34. fxe3 Kg7 35.Rdd7 Rhf8 36.Ba2 Rac8 37.Rxb7 Rc1+ 38.Kd2 Rf1 39.Rxa7 Ng3 40. Bd5 Rf2+ 41.Kc3 Nf1 42.Kd3 Rd2+ 43.Ke4 Rf2 44.b5 h5 45.Rxf7+

( 45.Rxf7+ R8xf7 46.Rxf7+ Rxf7 47.Bxf7 Kxf7 48.b6 Nd2+ 49. Kd5! +- and the pawn queens ( 49.Kd3?? Nb3 50.Kc4 Na5+ 51.Kb5 Nb7 52.Kc6 Nd8+ 53.Kc7 Ke7 54.b7 Nxb7 55.Kxb7 g5 56.b4 h4 57.b5 g4 58.b6 h3 ) )

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.

Coffs Harbour Open: Incorporating the NSW Country Championship; Cat 3; 1st $750; November 12-13; DOP: Charles Zworestine; Assistant DOP: John Maddix; Coffs Harbour Catholic Club, 61a West High Street, Coffs Harbour.

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

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); Oct 29-30 - dates now confirmed; 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:

2nd International Chess Festival, Open Highlands: Sep 24-Oct 2; Havlickuv Brod, Czech Republic. Part of the 5th Czech Tour 2005/2006 Series. Details:

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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