Australian Chess Federation newsletter
No. 333, September 7, 2005

In this issue:
September Ratings
Bids invited for championships
Positions Vacant
Officeholders re-appointed
Ruth Coxhill Memorial
NSW Metropolitan Inter-Leagues Rapid-Play
Underwater Chess
NT Development Grant sought
Chess Movie on TV
Asian Mens
World News
Grand Prix Tournaments
Other Events
International Tournaments

September Ratings released: View them on the ACF website

The top 10:

2631!! 26 NSW Rogers, Ian [GM]
2538! 0 QLD Wohl, Aleksander H [IM]
2489!! 18 NSW Zhao, Zong-Yuan [IM]
2474! 0 NSW Lane, Gary W [IM]
2460!! 14 VIC Johansen, Darryl K [GM]
2423!! 28 VIC Bjelobrk, Igor
2418! 7 SA Tao, Trevor
2418!! 0 VIC Smerdon, David C [IM]
2405! 0 SA Chapman, Mark [IM]
2391!! 21 QLD Solomon, Stephen J [IM]

Top females - WFM A.Caoili (Qld) 2293, WIM A.Sorokina (Qld) 2184, WIM N.Koshnitsky (NSW) 2135, IM I.Berezina-Feldman (NSW) 2128, WIM L.Moylan (NSW) 2093, G.Nguyen (SA) 2072.

Seniors: over 80 - L.Fell (NSW) 1786, over 70 - P.Viner (NSW) 2041, over 60 - A.Flatow (NSW) 2227.

Juniors: U-20 IM Z.Zhao (NSW) 2489, U-18 S.Chow (VIC) 2192, U-16 and U-14 M.Ly (QLD) 2071, U-12 R.Song (NSW) 2046, U-10 Y.Yuan (ACT) 1450.

Bids invited for 2007 Australian Open/Juniors/Girls Championships and 2006 Australian Schools Teams Championships:

The Australian Chess Federation (ACF) is calling for bids for the above Championships, in accordance with the ACF's procedures for allocating ACF tournaments. These rules are viewable at Potential bidders are advised to refer to these rules and the general by-law for Australian championship events at, which also applies to the events concerned.

In addition, there are by-laws that apply to specific events. These are listed (bracketed) on the list of events below, for which bids are now invited.

Australian Open Championships ( ref clause 7) comprising: Australian Open Championship, Australian Open Rapid-play Championship, Australian Open Lightning Championship, and incorporating the Australian Women’s Open Championships (

Australian Junior and Girls Championships ( comprising: Australian Junior Championship (Under-18), Australian Under-16, Under-14, Under-12 and Under-10 Championships, Australian Girls Championship (Under-18), Australian Girls Under-16, Under-14, Under-12 and Under-10 Championships, Australian Junior Rapid-play Championship, Australian Girls Rapid-play Championship, Australian Junior Lightning Championship and Australian Girls Lightning Championship

Australian Schools Teams Championships ( comprising: Australian Primary Schools Open Championship, Australian Primary Schools Girls Championship, Australian Secondary Schools Open Championship and Australian Secondary Schools Girls Championship

The deadline for submission of the bids is cob 30 November 2005.

Bids from persons other than State Associations should be made through, and with the consent of, the relevant State Association. Your State Association representative will have a copy of the application form that will need to be used when submitting a bid

The ACF Council will consider all bids during it's January meeting, and it is envisaged that the decision on the venue of the next Australian championship will be announced at the conclusion of the 2006 Championship in Brisbane.

If you have any queries, please contact the ACF President, Denis Jessop no (02) 6288 1935 or mobile 0418 278324

- Jey Hoole
ACF Secretary

Vacant ACF positions:

The Australian Chess Federation (ACF) is seeking expressions of interest for the following vacant ACF officeholder positions; Olympiad Appeal Coordinator, Junior Selection Coordinator and Director of Corporate Relations.

Potential applicants are strongly advised to contact the ACF President, Denis Jessop, on (02)6288 1935 or mobile 0418 278324 to obtain further details on the duties and responsibilities of these positions.

Expression of interest, including any supporting statements, should be send to the ACF Secretary, Jey Hoole, at All applications will be acknowledged. The deadline for the submission of expressions of interest for these positions is 30 September 2005.

The ACF Council will consider all expressions of interest, and fill the vacant positions during it's October Council meeting.

The July ACF Council meeting unanimously re-appointed the following officeholders:

Archivist/ Historian; Paul Dunn
Bulletin Editor: Paul Broekhuyse
FIDE Delegate; Phil Viner
FIDE ratings officer: Gary Bekker
Grand Prix Supervisor for 2005: Garvin Gray
ACF GrandPrix Director 2006: Brian Jones
Medals Coordinator: Gary Wastell
National Ratings Officers: Bill Gletsos/Graham Saint
Publicity Officer: Ashley Rambukwella
Senior Selection Coordinator: Kevin Bonham
Webmaster: Paul Broekhuyse

Gary Bekker later resigned as FIDE ratings officer and Greg Canfell was appointed.

The ACF Council unanimously decided to abolish the position of Director of Coaching and Coaching Coordinator, and decided to ask for expressions of interest for the other 3 vacant officeholder positions.

Ruth Coxhill Memorial: With 2 rounds to go, the latest scores in the Ruth Coxhill Memorial are: Peter Cafolla 5, David Lovejoy 4.5, Matthew Sonter 4, Alexandra Jule 3.5, Oleg Korenevski 3.5, Hamish Selnes 3, Peter Radovan 2.5, Yitao Lei 2.5, Sam Grigg 2 and David Richards 1.5. David Richards has two games in hand, and Matthew Sonter and Peter Radovan one each. Whilst it looks like the winner will come from the top three seeds, Cafolla, Sonter and Lovejoy, it has been a fairly close competition, with several upsets. 10 player round robin. - Graeme Gardiner

Leading final scores in the NSW Metropolitan Inter-Leagues Rapid-Play (85 players, 9 rounds): FM G.Xie 9; I.Zirdum (2286), J.Bolens (2118) and A.Camer (2187) 7.0. - Peter Parr

Underwater Chess: Aleksander R. Kirkwood Brown - a Film and TV student at Queensland University of Technology, in Brisbane - says he is working on a 10 minute documentary proposal on the subject underwater chess. If QUT backs the project filming will commence around April / May 2006. He writes:

The film will follow the preparations towards a Guinness World Record - for longest underwater chess tournament. The event itself will take place in a heated indoor pool somewhere in Brisbane. If the standing world record should prove to be unattainable - we'll certainly give it our best shot anyway - it will still be a great adventure.

What I'm looking for now is people who may wish to be involved in this exciting project, especially people with a diving certificate who can participate in the tournament, but also other expertise and crew-members. The project will also be dependent on some sponsorship and backing with diving equipment. It should be wonderful publicity for everyone involved.

Should you be interested in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity or just want to know more about it, reply to this e-mail and I will get back to you right away.

- Aleksander R. Kirkwood Brown

David Cordover of Chess Kids has asked the ACF for a Development Grant of $5000 to promote chess throughout the Northern Territory. The money would be spent on travel, accommodation and equipment from February to October, 2006.

The proposal will be discussed at the next ACF Council Meeting on October 10.

Chess Movie on TV: Check and Mate - an Italian drama about a 17 year old chess prodigy who, discovering she was adopted, sets out to find her natural mother - was screened on SBS on Friday, 2 September at 11:30pm.

Applications are invited from players interested in representing Australia at the FIDE 5th Asian Mens Individual Championship, Hyderabad, India 5th-16th October 2005. An information sheet about the event can be forwarded on request. Because of the very short notice, the deadline for applications is Thursday 8 September and it is envisaged that the alternative selection process (average of candidates' ACF and FIDE ratings as determined by ACF President) will be used in the event of multiple applications.

The selected player will be provided with free board & lodging. Participants will be accommodated in twin-shared bedrooms ( 2 people per room). Players rated 2550 and above will also be eligible for free boarding and lodging.

Any player wishing to apply should email with the following details by Thursday 8 September:

5.4.1 Full Name
5.4.2 Address
5.4.3 Email address
5.4.4 Fax
5.4.5 Phone number
5.4.6 Nationality
5.4.7 Date of Birth
5.4.8 FIDE Rating
5.4.9 ACF Rating
5.4.10 FIDE Titles held
5.4.11 Current ACF Titles held
5.4.12 Passport number (if held), date of issue and expiry date

Please call 0421 428 775 if your application has not been acknowledged by 5 September. The ACF Selections By-Laws are available at

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

The Gold Coast Chess Club is claiming an Australian record for the most number of players at one venue on one day. Last Wednesday 907 kids played in the Gold Coast Primary Schools Finals at the Carrara Basketball Stadium. There were 9 grades, and due to the size of the stadium, players had plenty of space. The club aim to try and go over 1,000 next year, but records are there to be broken, so the challenge is out to all. Full report at

- Graeme Gardiiner

A message from the Australian Championships Organising Committee:

Our entry form for the Australian Championships currently carries the statement: "The ACF December 2005 rating list will be used with regard to seedings and ACF By-Law criteria."

After discussion amongst the organising committee and senior arbiters, this statement is now amended as follows: "The October 2005 FIDE ratings list will be used to determine seedings in the championship event. For all other events, the appropriate ACF December 2005 ratings list will be used to determine seedings. With regard to ACF By-Law criteria, the ACF December 2005 normal list will be used."

Meanwhile, the 5 star Carlton Crest has extended its special offer for accommodation at the playing venue for the upcoming Australian Championships in Brisbane. The special price of $119 for attendees of the event includes up to 2 adults and 2 children, or 3 adults sharing. The time extension is to 30 September. Thereafter the price reverts to the (still special) price of $129.

If you wish to view a list of entrants to the various events, please go to

Entry forms have now been distributed to various outlets right around Australia. If you would like an entry form, please email If you are a club official, and you would like a few entry forms for your club members, again please email the same address. Otherwise, simply print one out from

- Graeme Gardiner


All new FIDE Trainers' titles have been nominated a few days ago at the FIDE Congress in Dresden 2005. There will be new opportunities for attaining the titles soon, at the licensed FIDE Training Academies, which provide the corresponding Courses.

Please refer to: and for more details.

All the best, IM Jovan Petronic
Chairman, FIDE Computer & Internet Chess Committee
FIDE Trainers' Committee member

World News:

Russian Champs Qualifier: Leading Round 4 Standings: Kobalia 3.5; Volkov, Rublevsky, Zvjaginsev, Motylev, Chuprov, Korotylev, Kharlov, Inarkiev 3.0; Bryzgalin, Tkachiev, Kurnosov, Najer, Jakovenko, Galkin, Bareev, Khalifman, Timofeev, Grigoriants, Alekseev, Smirnov, Yakovich, Belov, Lastin, Bocharov 2.5.
Site : View games

Dutch Championships: Leading scores after 1 round: Stellwagen, Daniel g NED 2533 1.0; 2. Janssen, Ruud m NED 2501 0.5; 3. L'Ami, Erwin m NED 2519 0.5; 4. Smeets, Jan g NED 2537 0.5; 5. Tiviakov, Sergei g NED 2678 0.5; 6. Van Wely, Loek g NED 2655 0.5; 7. Werle, Jan m NED 2514 0.5; 8. Nijboer, Friso g NED 2529 0.5; 9. Van den Doel, Erik g NED 2587 0.5; 10. Ernst, Sipke m NED 2457 0.0. Site : View games

Spanish Team Championship: Many strong players. Leading final scores: 1. Reverte Albox 6 (13½); 2. Eborajedrez 5 (13½); 3. Marcote 5 (13); 4. Valencia 4 (13); 5. Caja Insular 0 (7).
Site : View games

Agrest wins Nordic Championships: Final scores after 11 rounds: Agrest 9.5; Hillarp Persson 9.0; Pedersen 8.0; Nyback 7.0; Sammalvuo 6.5; E.Lie 5.0; Hardarson, Tjomsland 4.5.
Site : View games

Sants Open: Leading final scores after 10 rounds: Nisipeanu 8.5; Zhu Chen, Al-Modiakhi, Parligras, Purnama 8.0; Handke, Al Sayed, Peralta, Matnadze, Megaranto, Gonzalez Garcia, Grigore, Gomez Jurado, Jordi Fluvia Poyatos, Barrientos 7.5.

Chess and Opera in Vienna: "Operation Capablanca", a chess opera written by the Viennese artist Zenita Komad, had its first outing last thursday, September 1, at the Kunsthalle Wien (Vienna Contemporary Art Center). The opera which is set around a game won by Capablanca against Herman Steiner in 1933 has been performed on her installation consisting of a giant chess board and 32 sculpture pieces. Coinciding with Komad's art project was a GM tournament (average rating 2443). 17 year old Arik Braun from Germany claimed first prize and his first GM result. Leading scores after 9 rounds: Braun 6.5; Van der Weide, Meier 6.0; Sulskis, Ragger 5.5.
Site : View games

Areshchenko wins Ukrainian Championship: Knockout format. Players include Efimenko, Areshchenko, Borikov, Baklan, Neverov and Fedorchuk. Areshchenko beat Efimenko 3.5-2.5 in the final. Grandmaster Borovikov was third and Neverov fourth.
Site : View games

Istanbul Chess Festival: Leading scores after 9 rounds: Karpachev, Gashimov, Shanava, Kekelidze, Pantsulaia, Arutinian, Bratanov, Miroshnichenko 7.5.


Bologan, V (2700)    --    Sokolov, I (2691)
49th TCh-ESP Honor 1  (5)   Merida ESP
2005.08.28     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 c5 13.d5 Qc7 14.Nf1 Rfb8 15. Ng3 Bc8 16.Be3 Nf8 17.a4 Bd7 18.Qd2 b4 19.Bd3 Bd8 20.Bc4 Qc8 21.Nh4 Ng4 22.hxg4 Bxh4 23.Nf5 Bxf5 24.gxf5 h6 25.g3 Bf6 26.Kg2 Nh7 27.Rh1 Nf8 28.f4 exf4 29.gxf4 Nh7 30.Kf3 Qc7 31.a5 Ra7 32.Qd3 Nf8 33.Rag1 Kh8

34.e5! dxe5 35.fxe5 Qxe5
( 35...Bxe5 36.Bxh6 gxh6 37.Rxh6+ Nh7 38.f6 +- )
36.Bf4 Qe8 37.Bxh6!? Kg8 38.Bf4
( 38.Bxg7 Bxg7 39.f6 Ng6 40.fxg7 ( 40.Rxg6 fxg6 41.d6+ Kf8 42.fxg7+ Kxg7 ~ ) 40...Ne5+ 41.Ke2 Nxd3+ ( 41...Nxc4+ 42.Kf2 f5 43.Rh8+ Kf7 44.Rxe8 Rxe8 45.Qxc4 ) 42.Kxd3 f5 43.d6+ Rf7 44.Rh8# )
38...bxc3 39.bxc3 Rb2 40.Kg4 Re7 41.d6 Re4

42.Bxf7+!! Kxf7 43.Qd5+ Re6 44. Rh8! g5 45.d7! Qe7 46.d8=N+! Qxd8 47.fxe6+ Kg7 48.Qxd8
( 48.Qxd8 Bxd8 49.Be5+ )

Efimenko, Z (2643)    --    Brodsky, M (2554)
74th ch-UKR KO  (3.2)   Rivne UKR
2005.08.29     1-0     C24

1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Nf6 3.d3 d6 4.Nf3 Be7 5.O-O O-O 6.Re1 c6 7.a4 Nbd7 8. Nc3 b6 9.Ne2 d5 10.exd5 cxd5 11.Ba2 Bb4 12.c3 Bd6 13.Ng3 g6 14.Bg5 Qc7 15. d4 e4

16.Ne5!? Bxe5 17.dxe5 Qxe5 18.f4 Qc7 19.Nf1 Bb7 20.Qd4 Qc5 21.Rad1 Kg7 22.Ne3 h6 23.Bh4 Qxd4 24.Rxd4 Rfe8 25.b4 Rac8 26.c4 dxc4 27.Bxc4 Rc7 28. Red1 Nf8 29.f5 Nh5 30.Bd8 Rc8 31.Rd6 g5 32.Bb5 Re5 33.g4 Rxb5 34.axb5 Nf4 35.Bf6+ Kg8 36.Rd8

Motylev, A (2675)    --    Obolenskikh, D (2437)
58th ch-RUS Semi-Final  (2)   Kazan RUS
2005.09.04     1-0     B90

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.f3 e5 7.Nb3 Be6 8. Be3 Nbd7 9.g4 Rc8 10.Qd2 Be7 11.O-O-O O-O 12.Kb1 Nb6 13.h4 Qc7 14.h5 Nfd7 15.Rh2 Rfd8 16.Nd5 Bxd5 17.exd5 e4 18.fxe4 Ne5 19.Qg2 Nec4 20.Bd4 h6 21. Qf2 Nd7 22.Bxc4 Qxc4 23.Qf5 Qc7 24.Rf1 Rf8 25.Be3 Rce8 26.Rg2 Bg5 27.Bxg5 Re5

28.Bxh6!! Rxf5 29.gxf5 Kh7
( 29...g6 30.fxg6 fxg6 31.Rxg6+ Kh7 32.Bxf8 )
30.Bxg7 Rg8 31.Rfg1 Qd8
( 31...Rxg7 32.Rxg7+ Kh6 33.Rxf7 )
32.Nd2 Nc5 33.f6 Qe8 34.Rg6!!
( 34.Rg6 fxg6 35.hxg6+ Qxg6 36.Rh1+! Qh6 37.Rxh6# )

Khalifman, A (2653)    --    Vorobiov, E (2552)
58th ch-RUS Semi-Final  (2)   Kazan RUS
2005.09.04     1-0     A46

1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 e6 3.g3 b5 4.Bg2 Nf6 5.O-O Be7 6.b3 Bb7 7.c4 bxc4 8. bxc4 dxc4 9.Na3 O-O 10.Nxc4 c5 11.dxc5 Bxc5 12.Bb2 Nbd7 13.Rc1 Bd5 14.Nfe5 Bxg2 15.Kxg2 Nxe5 16.Bxe5 Qe7 17.Qb3 Rfc8 18.Rc2 Qd7 19.Rfc1 Bd4 20.Qf3 Bxe5 21.Nxe5 Qe8 22.Rc7 h6 23.Nxf7 Rxc7 24.Rxc7 Nd5 25.Rb7 Qc6

26.Nxh6+!! Kh7
( 26...gxh6 27.Qf7+ )
27.Qe4+!! Kh8
( 27...Kxh6 28.Qh4+ Kg6 29.Qg4+ Kf6 30.Qxg7+ Kf5 31.Rf7+ Nf6+ 32.f3 e5 33.Qg4# )
28.Nf7+ Kg8 29.Ng5 1-0

Zvjaginsev, V (2659)    --    Riazantsev, A (2599)
58th ch-RUS Semi-Final  (3)   Kazan RUS
2005.09.05     1-0     C00

1.e4 e6 2.Qe2 Be7 3.Nf3 d5 4.d3 Nf6 5.e5 Nfd7 6.g3 c5 7.Bg2 b5 8.O-O Nc6 9.h4 a5 10.a4 bxa4 11.Rxa4 c4 12.d4 c3!?

13.Nxc3!? Ba6 14.Qd1 Bxf1 15. Bxf1 h6 16.Nh2 Rb8 17.Ra1 Qb6 18.Nb5! Na7 19.Nxa7 Qxa7 20.c3 Nb6 21.b3 Qc7 22.c4! Bb4
( 22...dxc4 23.bxc4 Nxc4?? 24.Qa4+ )
23.Bf4 Rd8 24.Rc1 dxc4 25.bxc4 Bc5 26.Be3 O-O 27.Qg4! h5!? 28.Qe4 Ba3 29. Bd3! g6 30.Rc2 Kg7 31.d5! Bc5 32.d6 Qc8 33.Bg5 Nd7 34.Qf4 Rh8 35.Nf3 Qb7 36.Bf6+ Nxf6 37.Qxf6+ Kh6 38.Ng5

( 38.Ng5 Rdf8 39.Nxe6 fxe6 40.Qxg6# )

Jakovenko, D (2627)    --    Tomashevsky, E (2555)
58th ch-RUS Semi-Final  (3)   Kazan RUS
2005.09.05     1-0     C78

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O b5 6.Bb3 Bb7 7.Re1 Bc5 8. c3 d6 9.d4 Bb6 10.Be3 O-O 11.Nbd2 h6 12.h3 Rb8 13.a3 Re8 14.Bc2 Na7 15.Qb1 Nc8 16.a4 c5 17.d5 c4 18.Nf1 Bxe3 19.Nxe3 Nb6 20.axb5 axb5 21.b3 cxb3 22. Qxb3 Nbd7 23.Qb4 Nc5 24.Nd2 Bc8 25.Reb1 Qc7 26.Nb3 Na4 27.Nd1 Bd7 28.Bd3 Rec8 29.Rc1 Kf8 30.Kh2 Ne8 31.Ne3 Nc5 32.Be2 Nf6 33.Nxc5 Qxc5 34.Bd3 Ne8 35.Rab1 Ke7 36.Qb2 Nf6 37.Qe2 Kf8 38.Rb3 Rb6 39.Rcb1 Ra8 40.Qb2 Rab8 41. Rb4 Ne8 42.c4 Nc7 43.cxb5 Bxb5 44.Bf1! R6b7 45.Rc1

Bxf1!? 46.Rxb7 Rxb7 47. Qxb7 Qxc1 48.Qc8+ Ke7 49.Nf5+ Kf6 50.Qf8! Qf4+ 51.Kg1 Ne8 52.Qxe8 Bd3 53. Qd8+ Kg6 54.Qxd6+ Kh7 55.Ne3 Qxe4 56.Qe7 f5 57.d6 Qb4 58.Qxe5 f4 59.d7!! fxe3 60.fxe3!! Qf8 61.Qd4

Filippov, Va (2621)    --    Savchenko, B (2534)
58th ch-RUS Semi-Final  (3)   Kazan RUS
2005.09.05     0-1     B38

1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.Nc3 g6 4.d4 cxd4 5.Nxd4 Bg7 6.e4 Nc6 7.Be3 O-O 8.Be2 d6 9.O-O Bd7 10.Qd2 Nxd4 11.Bxd4 Bc6 12.f3 a5 13.b3 Nd7 14.Be3 Nc5 15.Rab1 Qb6 16.Rfc1 Rfc8 17.Rc2 Qd8 18.a3 h5 19.b4 axb4 20.axb4 Ne6 21.Rd1 Ra3 22.c5 Qf8 23.Bc4 dxc5 24.Bxe6 fxe6 25.bxc5 Rca8 26.Rcc1 Rb3 27.Bg5 Raa3 28.Nb1 Ra1 29.Qc2 Ba4 30.Qc4

Rbxb1! 31.Rxb1 Bxd1! 32.Qxe6+ Qf7 33. Qc8+ Kh7 34.Rxa1 Bd4+! 35.Kh1 Qxf3!!

Chuprov, D (2477)    --    Khismatullin, D (2583)
58th ch-RUS Semi-Final  (3)   Kazan RUS
2005.09.05     1-0     E12

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 e6 3.c4 b6 4.Nc3 Bb7 5.Bg5 h6 6.Bh4 Be7 7.e3 c5 8. dxc5 bxc5 9.Bd3 Nc6 10.O-O d6 11.Bc2 g5 12.Bg3 h5 13.Nb5 g4 14.Ne1 Ne5 15. Bxe5 dxe5 16.Qxd8+ Kxd8 17.Rd1+ Kc8 18.f3 gxf3 19.Nxf3 Ng4

20.Ng5!! Bxg5 21.Rxf7!!
Threatening both Nd6+ and R1-d7
21...Kb8 22.Rdd7 Bc6 23.Nd6!! Bxe3+ 24.Kf1 Bxd7 25.Rxd7 Rf8+ 26. Ke1 1-0

Loginov, Va (2527)    --    Sakaev, K (2669)
58th ch-RUS Semi-Final  (4)   Kazan RUS
2005.09.06     0-1     E63

1.Nf3 Nf6 2.g3 g6 3.c4 Bg7 4.Bg2 O-O 5.d4 d6 6.O-O Nc6 7.Nc3 a6 8. Bg5 h6 9.Bd2 e5 10.d5 Nd4 11.Ne1 Bd7 12.b4 Qe7 13.Rb1 e4 14.a4 Rfe8 15.a5 c6 16.Bc1 Ng4 17.Nxe4 cxd5 18.Nc3 Nxe2+! 19.Nxe2 Qxe2 20.Qxe2 Rxe2 21.Bf3

Rae8 22.Bxe2 Rxe2 23.cxd5 Nxf2 24.Nf3 Nh3+ 25.Kh1 Nf2+ 26.Kg1 Nh3+ 27.Kh1 Bf5 28.Rb3 Be4 29.Re3 Rxe3 30.Bxe3 g5 31.g4 f5 32.gxf5 g4 33.Kg2 Be5 34. Bxh6 Kf7 35.Rc1 Kf6 36.Rc8 Bxf3+ 37.Kf1 Kxf5 38.Rf8+ Kg6 39.Be3 Bxd5

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:

Queensland Girls Championship: September 24-25 from 9.30am; 7 Round Swiss; Gardiner Chess Centre; Entry Fee: $40 plus $10 CAQ fee if required. Entries Close: 6pm Sep 23. Medal event: September 25 9.30am; 10 Round Swiss; Gardiner Chess Centre. Details/entry form here

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

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:

The 18th International Open Es Vermar will take place in Binissalem (Mallorca) from October 1st till 9th from 20:40 onwards. The inscription deadline is on September 29th 2005. You can register on the website, via e-mail in or phoning +34 667 246 104. The inscription fee is 10 € for players under 14 and of 20€ for the rest. All information is available on the official website Binissalem Chess Club

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:

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In 2001 the ACF introduced a Public Liability Insurance Scheme for Australian chess bodies. The scheme offers competitive rates of insurance for the ACF, ACF-affiliated State and Territory Associations and Clubs affiliated with those Associations. More details here. Clubs wishing to join should contact Chris Zuccala of John Bernard & Associates Pty Ltd tel: (03) 9568 4822; e-mail:

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


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