Australian Chess Federation newsletter
No. 334, September 14, 2005

In this issue:

Junior wins ACT Championship
Hobart Weekender
Nell Van Der Graff, Qld
Metro Respini, WA
NSW Champs
Rooty Hill Open games

Chess art

Official Announcements
Schools confusion
Xie selected for Asian Men's
Ergas Training Camp
World Junior - applications sought
Oz Champs Bids invited
ACF vacancies

World News

Upcoming tournaments
Grand Prix
Other Events

Junior wins ACT Championship: Michael Wei - the 2005 Australian Open Under 16 Champion - has easily won this year's ACT Championship. With one round remaining, Michael has scored a tremendous 9/10 - and leads by a whopping 2.5 points. Full details and some games next issue. Details here.

Leading scores after 10 rounds: Wei 9.0; Reading, Grcic, Sherab, Lattimore, Ikeda 6.5; Rout, Sreetharan, Hoang, Tran, Ramakrishna, Xing, Ali, Ninchich 6.0.

Hobart Weekender: Three in a row for Nigel Frame

Reigning state champion Nigel Frame's excellent year continued when he won the 2005 Hobart Weekender, his third Tasmanian weekender victory in a row. Frame defeated two other outright contenders, Glen Gibbs and Peter Billam, in rounds 4 and 5 to move to a one-point lead with two rounds to go. A round 6 loss to Kevin Bonham after misplacing his queen then left Frame tied with Bonham and surprise co-leader Russell Horton, but Frame easily beat Horton in the final round, while Bonham settled for second when Billam (with a better position in a heavy piece ending but behind on the clock) offered him a draw.

There was a major upset (see below) in the first round when Graham Richards beat Kevin Bonham, who walked into a queen sacrifice for mate next move. Another upset was Russell Horton's win over Glen Gibbs in round 6. Russell (who won the U1700 prize) also nearly beat Peter Billam, reaching the endgame a pawn up but then getting outplayed by Billam's superior technique.

Those juniors playing (most Hobart juniors were competing in the Hobart Junior Championships on the same weekend) frequently threatened to cause upsets, but seldom converted. Apart from Alastair Dyer's two wins over 1500+ players (winning him the U1500 ratings prize), the only damage to the adult ratings pool was Zachary Frame's draw against Milutin Ivkovic. After a very poor Tasmanian Championship, Frame jnr played much better this weekend and was rewarded with the U18 prize, while Vincent Horton (who was incredibly unlucky not to beat John O'Mara when exchange up in the ending with O'Mara's flag hanging) won the U12.

The G60 time limit again caused many dramatic time scrambles. Several players either entered pure pawn endings they should have avoided, or else misplayed those they had reached. Remarkably only three of the 77 games played were drawn.

Scores, 7 rounds:

6.0 Nigel Frame 1851
5.5 Kevin Bonham 1942
5.0 Peter Billam 1934, Russell Horton 1354, Ross George 1704
4.0 Glen Gibbs 1777, Michael Saunders UNR, Alastair Dyer 1313(J), John O'Mara 1532, Winand Frantzen 1263
3.5 Milutin Ivkovic 1545, Michael Schmidt 1550, Zachary Frame 735(J)
3.0 Graham Richards 1412, Janice Martin 1503 (F), Vincent Horton 734(J), Carey Kuzmic 1532, Leo Minol 1202
2.0 Dylan Kuzmic UNR, Jackson Jolly 610(J)
1.0 Erin Frame 790 (FJ)
0.0 Nina Horton UNR (FJ)

Bonham    --    Richards
Hobart Weekender   ????     0-1     C46h

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Nd5 Ba5 5.Bc4 Nf6 6.O-O O-O 7.d3 Nxd5 8.exd5 Ne7?! 9.Nxe5 d6 10.Nf3 h6 11.Qe2 Bd7 12.c3 b5 13.Bb3 Re8 14.Qc2 Bb6 15.c4 a6 16.Bf4?! Bg4 17.Nd2 Nf5 18.Qb1? Nd4 19.Bg3 Ne2+ 20.Kh1 Nxg3+ 21. fxg3 Re5 22.Bd1 Qg5 23.Ne4 Qh5 24.Bxg4 Qxg4 25.Rf4 Qg6 26.Qc2 Rae8 27.Raf1 Qh5 28.b3 Be3

and now 29.g4! would have given White a very good position but the spectators were far more entertained by
29.R4f3?? Qxh2+!! 0-1

Nell Van Der Graff tournament, Queensland: The Australian Junior champion scored a surprise victory ahead of Stephen Solomon.

Leading final scores, 7 rounds, 55 players:

7.0 Ly, Moulthun
6.0 Solomon, Stephen
5.5 Duxbury, Craig
5.0 Norris, Damian; Finke, Kelvin; Canfell, Mike J; Cooke, Steven L; Lovejoy, David.
4.5 Guthrie, Aaron; Korenevski, Oleg; Lazarus, Benjamin; Cafolla, Peter; Kinder, Jessica.

Many of WA's best players have turned out for the Metro Respini. Players in the top, FIDE-rated division include Viswanath, Roza, Haasse, Fedec, Maris, Lilly, Ellis, Choong, Taylor and Kueh. There are 49 players grouped into 5 divisions. Cross-tables, predictions and games are available from or try

NSW Championships: leading scores ... FM G.Canfell 3/3, A.Bird 2/2, FM M.Fuller 2.5/3

Canfell, Greg    --    Cabilin, Jeff
2005 NSW Ch  (3)   2005.09.04     1-0     C00m

1.e4 e6 2.d3 g6 3.Nf3 Bg7 4.Nc3 Ne7 5.h4 h6 6.Bf4 d6 7.Qd2 e5 8.Be3 c5 9.g3 Nbc6 10.Bg2 Qb6 11.O-O Nd4 12.Nd1 Bg4 13.Nh2 Bxd1 14.Rfxd1 Qxb2 15.Bxd4 Qxd4 16.c4!

Now Nf3 is a winning threat
16...Nd5!? 17.cxd5 Qa4 18.Rdb1 b6 19.Qb2 O-O 20.Qb5 Qxb5 21.Rxb5 Rfb8 22.a4 a6 23.Rb3 Rb7 24.Ng4 Rab8 25.Ne3 b5 26.axb5 axb5 27.h5 Kf8 28. Rab1 Ke8 29.Nc4 Kd7 30.Na5 Rb6 31.hxg6 fxg6 32.Bh3+ Kc7 33.Nc6 R8b7 34.Ra3
A picturesque conclusion: black's pieces are almost stalemated and Ra3-a8-c8 mate is threatened

Rooty Hill Open games: A strong tournament is under way at Rooty Hill chess club in Sydney's western suburbs. Their website is worth a visit

Watts, Peter    --    Burgess, Shane
Rooty Hill Open 2005  (2)   Rooty Hill
2005.08.22     1-0     A30

1.c4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.g3 d6 4.Bg2 Bd7 5.O-O e5 6.Nc3 f5 7.d3 Nge7 8. Bg5 Qb6 9.Bxe7 Nxe7 10.b3 O-O-O 11.Ng5 Re8 12.Nd5 Nxd5 13.Bxd5 h6 14.Nf7 Rh7 15.e3 Bc6 16.Qh5 Bd7 17.Qg6!

17...f4 18.Qxh7 fxg3 19.fxg3 Qb4 20.Qg6 Qd2 21.Qe4 Bh3 22.Bxb7+ Kb8 23.Ba6 Re7 24.Nxd6 Kc7 25.Qd5 Kd8 26.Rxf8+ Kc7 27.Qxc5+ Kd7 28.Bc8# 1-0

Cabilin, Jeff (1967)    --    MacGillivray, Ken (1373)
Rooty Hill Open 2005   ????     0-1     B23c

1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 d6 3.Nge2 Nc6 4.g3 Bd7 5.Bg2 g6 6.d3 Bg7 7.Be3 Nf6 8. h3 O-O 9.Qd2 Rb8 10.Bh6 a5 11.f3 b5 12.h4 Be6 13.h5 Ne5 14.g4 Bxg4!? 15. fxg4 Nfxg4 16.Bxg7 Kxg7 17.Ng3 Rh8 18.h6+ Kf8 19.O-O-O e6 20.Qf4 Qf6 21. Qxf6 Nxf6 22.d4 cxd4 23.Rxd4 Ke7 24.a4 Nc6 25.Rd2 bxa4 26.Nxa4 Ne5 27.b3 Rhc8 28.Kd1 Nc6 29.Re1 Ne5 30.Rf1 Nfg4 31.Ke2 Rb4 32.Nb2 Rb5 33.Nd3 Nxd3 34.Kxd3 Ne5+ 35.Ke2 Rc3 36.Nh1 Rbc5 37.Kd1 Rb5 38.Nf2 Rb4 39.Rh1 a4! 40. bxa4?? Nc4! 41.Re2?? Rb1# 0-1

Lloyd Fell    --    Trent Parker
Rooty Hill Open 2005  (3)   ????     0-1     A57c

1.c4 Nf6 2.d4 c5 3.d5 b5 4.Nd2 e6 5.dxe6 fxe6 6.Ngf3 Qa5 7.e3 a6 8. Be2 bxc4 9.Bxc4 Bd6 10.O-O Bb7 11.b3 Bc7 12.Bb2 O-O 13.Qc2 d5 14.Bd3 Nbd7 15.Ng5 Qb6 16.Nxh7 Qd6 17.g3 Nxh7 18.Bxh7+ Kh8 19.Qg6 Nf6 20.Nf3 Qe7 21. Ng5 e5 22.f4 d4 23.Qd3 e4 24.Qd2 Nxh7 25.Nxh7 dxe3 26.Qxe3 Kxh7 27.Rae1 Qe6 28.Qc3 Rf7 29.Re3 Bb6 30.f5 Qh6 31.Rf4

c4!! 32.Rh4 Qxh4 33.gxh4 Rd8 34. Kf1 Bxe3 35.Qxe3 cxb3 36.axb3 Rxf5+ 37.Ke2 Bc6 38.Qg3 Bb5+ 39.Ke3 Rf3+ 40. Qxf3 exf3

Euro gallery live art: The topic of Chess is very much neglected in the World of Art. For this reason Euro Gallery Live Art, together with an International Artist, have created an exhibition of a series of Chess-related works. These paintings will be shown live over the World Wide Web per daily upload. We cordially invite all Chess Players, Enthusiasts and friends of the game Worldwide to view and experience this extraordinary Event.

You do not have to visit a Gallery: as we bring the Gallery Exhibition to you.

This Live Art Event starts on Friday 26.08.2005 with our Artist: Joachim Lehrer.

The first Motif reflects the Game: Byrne-v- Fisher New York 1956 Bobby Fisher was 13 years old.

Directlink to Chess Live Art: _id=15


Please register. for our Live Art Event:

- W Saddey
Art Consultant

Schools confusion: The ACF has written to Australian schools to avoid potential confusion between two events to be held in December this year - the ACF's Australian Schools Teams Championships and another event called "National Open Schools Finals - 2005 Championship Event" which is being run by Chess Kids, a private business. The ACF's letter reads as follows:

Attn: The Principal/Chess Coordinator

National Interschool Chess

It has come to our attention that Chess Kids, a commercial venture operating from Melbourne, is promoting to Australian schools an event it calls National Open Schools Finals - 2005 Championship Event to be held in Melbourne on 3-4 December 2005.

We are concerned that this tournament may be confused with the Australian Schools Teams Championships, an event instituted by the Australian Chess Federation Inc in 1998 and conducted annually since then, this year in Sydney on 10-11 December.

The Australian Schools Teams Championships are the only national interschool title events recognised by the Australian Chess Federation, the peak body controlling chess in Australia. Entry to the championships is by qualification, not invitation - they are contested by the qualifying teams, primary and secondary, open and girls, from the school championships conducted by the affiliated Chess Associations of each state and territory.

If you would like further information on the Australian Schools Teams Championships and the state qualification process, please feel free to contact me, or the Chess Association of your state. Their web sites can be accessed via the links available at

Yours sincerely

Jey Hoole
Australian Chess Federation Inc

FM George Xie has been selected as Australia's representative for the 5th Asian Men's Individual Championship, to be held in Hyderabad, India, 5-16 October. Reserves are FM Tim Reilly and FM Brett Tindall. Because of the lack of time available to conduct selections, selections were conducted by ACF President Denis Jessop using averages of FIDE and ACF ratings, as required by the ACF Selection By-Laws. Thanks are due to all three applicants for putting themselves forward for this event at very short notice.

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

Ergas Training Camp: The big event for the year for the Ergas Squad is the annual training camp. This year it is in Melbourne and hosted by Box Hill and White Horse Junior Clubs. We have a variety of events planned and coaches include GM Ian Rogers, GM Darryl Johansen, IM Robert Jamieson, IM David Smerdon, FM Bill Jordan and FM Geoff Saw.

A huge thank-you to Gerry Hartland and Kerry Lyall for all the work they are doing and to many others, including Rowena Morris, Gladys Yu and Liz Wallis who are all taking billets (2 in the case of Rowena and Gladys).

Of course most important of all - thanks to our sponsor, Mr Henry Ergas.

A further thank-you to Shaun Fielder, who has set up a terrific website for us. This is the link:

- Jenni Oliver

2005 World Junior Chess Championship for boys & girls U20 - Istanbul, Turkey: Applications are now open for the FIDE 2005 World Junior Chess Championship for boys & girls u20 to be held at Istanbul, Turkey, from 8 November to 23 November 2005. Basic information about the event including contact details is available at:

Australia is entitled to nominate one official representative who will receive free accommodation. Entry is restricted to persons born on or after 1st January 1985.

Applications must be in accordance with the ACF Selection Procedures By-law, which can be found at Applications must include all information required in section 8.2 of the Selection Procedures By-Law, may include extra results and candidates' statements (sections 8.2.3 and 8.2.4), and must be submitted by Thursday 22 September. If there are multiple applicants a selection panel will be formed and candidates will be advised of the timeframe for selections.

Please send all applications to me, Denis Jessop, via email . Please call me at (02) 6288 1935 or 0418 278 324 (mobile) if any application sent has not been acknowledged by return email within seven days.

I would like to apologise personally to all potential applicants for the delay in calling for applications for this event.

- Denis Jessop
Australian Chess Federation Inc.
11 September 2005

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.

World News:

Van Wely leads Dutch Championships: Round 5 Standings: Van Wely 4.0; Tiviakov 3.0; Ernst, Stellwagen, Janssen, Nijboer 2.5... Site : View games

Bareev wins Russian Champs Qualifier: Bareev, Khalifman, Volkov, Rublevsky, Najer, Jakovenko and Motylev qualify for the next phase of the championship, to which Kramnik, Grischuk, Dreev, Svidler and Morozevich have already been invited. Leading final scores, 9 rounds: Bareev, Khalifman 6.5; Volkov, Rublevsky, Jakovenko, Najer, Motylev, Zvjaginsev, Tomashevsky 6.0; Kobalia, Timofeev, Bocharov, Alekseev, Galkin, Korotylev 5.5; Inarkiev, Grigoriants, Kharlov, Shariyazdanov, Tseshkovsky, Tkachiev, Gavrilov, Vitiugov, Dvoirys, Sakaev, Sorokin, Popov, Savchenko, Khismatullin 5.0. 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

The World Championship Zonal tournament held in Kuala Lumpur was jointly won by GM Utut Adianto (INA) and GM Mark Paragua (PHI 2596) half a point ahead of Asia's first Grandmaster Eugenio Torre (PHI). Xuan Hoang (VIE) won the Women's Zonal.

Jaspal Singh Kalsi recently entered the Guinness Book of World Records for making the smallest chess board, and has now made a miniature replica of the New York twin towers to mark the fourth anniversary of the attack.


Chebotarev, O (2517)    --    Bezgodov, A (2548)
58th ch-RUS Semi-Final  (8)   Kazan RUS
2005.09.10     0-1     C48

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.d3 Bc5 5.Nc3 d6 6.Na4 Bb6 7.c3 O-O 8. O-O Bd7 9.Nxb6 axb6 10.Ba4 Ne7 11.Bc2 Ng6 12.d4 h6 13.h3 Qe7 14.Re1 Nh7 15.Kh2 f6 16.Be3 Kh8 17.Qb1 Ng5 18.Ng1 Nh4 19.f4 exf4 20.Bxf4 f5 21.Bg3

Nxg2!! 22.Kxg2 f4 23.Bf2 f3+ 24.Kh2 Nxh3!! 25.Nxh3 Qe6 26.Ng5
( 26.Ng1 Qg4 -+ )
26...Qg4 27.Bg3 Qh5+ 0-1

Bezgodov, A (2548)    --    Dvoirys, S (2589)
58th ch-RUS Semi-Final  (7)   Kazan RUS
2005.09.09     0-1     B86

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bc4 e6 7.Bb3 Nbd7 8.Bg5 Nc5 9.f4 Be7 10.Qf3 h6 11.Bh4 Qc7 12.O-O-O Nfxe4 13.Nxe4 Bxh4 14.f5 Nxb3+ 15.axb3 d5 16.fxe6 dxe4 17.exf7+ Kf8 18.Qxe4 Qe7 19.Qf3 Qxf7 20.Qd3 Bf6 21.Rde1 h5 22.Rhf1 Rh6 23.Kb1 Kg8 24.Nf3 Qd7 25.Qc4+ Kh7 26.Qe4+ Rg6 27.Ne5 Bxe5 28.Qxe5 Qb5 29.Rf8 Rg5 30.Qe7 Rf5 31.Rd8 Qc6 32.Red1 Rf2 33. Rc1

Bf5!! 34.Rxa8 Bxc2+ 35.Ka1 Bxb3!! 36.Re1 Rf4!

Rublevsky, S (2645)    --    Vitiugov, N (2519)
58th ch-RUS Semi-Final  (7)   Kazan RUS
2005.09.09     1-0     B22

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.c3 d5 4.exd5 Qxd5 5.d4 Nf6 6.Be2 Nc6 7.O-O cxd4 8.cxd4 Be7 9.Nc3 Qd6 10.Nb5 Qd8 11.Bf4 Nd5 12.Bg3 a6 13.Nc3 O-O 14.Rc1 Nf6 15.a3 b6 16.Bc4 Bb7 17.Ba2 Rc8 18.Qd3 b5 19.Rfd1 Na5 20.Ne5 Nd5 21.b4 Nxc3 22.Rxc3 Nc6

23.Nxf7!? Kxf7?! 24.d5! Na7 25.Qxh7 Bxd5 26.Qh5+ g6 27.Qh7+ Ke8 28. Qxg6+ Rf7 29.Rf3 Bxf3 30.Rxd8+ Kxd8 31.gxf3 Rf6 32.Qe4

Khalifman, A (2653)    --    Inarkiev, E (2618)
58th ch-RUS Semi-Final  (7)   Kazan RUS
2005.09.09     1-0     B85

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Be2 e6 7.O-O Be7 8. f4 O-O 9.a4 Nc6 10.Be3 Qc7 11.Kh1 Re8 12.Bd3 Bf8 13.Qf3 Nxd4 14.Bxd4 e5 15.Bg1 exf4 16.Bd4 Qe7 17.Qxf4 Be6 18.Nd5 Bxd5 19.exd5 Nh5 20.Qf2 g6 21.g4 Ng7 22.Qf4 Qc7 23.Rf3 Re7 24.Raf1 Rae8 25.c4 Qd7 26.b3 Qc8 27.h3 Qd7 28. Kg2 Qc7 29.R1f2 Rd7 30.h4 h5 31.Qh6 hxg4

32.Rxf7!! Rxf7 33.Bxg6! Rxf2+ 34. Kg1!?
Kxf2 seems OK
34...Rf1+ 35.Kxf1 Qf7+ 36.Bxf7+ Kxf7 37.h5 1-0

Bareev, E (2688)    --    Kharlov, A (2619)
58th ch-RUS Semi-Final  (7)   Kazan RUS
2005.09.09     1-0     D20

1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.e4 Nf6 4.e5 Nd5 5.Bxc4 Nb6 6.Bd3 Nc6 7.Ne2 Nb4 8.Be4 f5 9.exf6 exf6 10.O-O f5 11.Bf3 Bd6 12.Nbc3 O-O 13.a3 Nc6 14.Nb5 Ne7 15.Qb3+ Kh8 16.Nxd6 Qxd6 17.Bf4 Qd8 18.Be5 Ng6 19.Rfe1 f4 20.a4 c6 21.a5 Nd5 22.Nc3 Nxc3 23.Qxc3 Nh4 24.a6 Nxf3+ 25.Qxf3 Kg8 26.Qb3+ Rf7

27.Bc7!! Qf8 28.Bd6!! Qxd6 29.Re8+ Qf8 30.Rae1 g6
( 30...Bf5 31.Rxf8+ Rxf8 32.axb7 )
31.R1e7 Kg7 32.Rxf8 Rxe7 33.Qg8+ Kh6 34.h4 1-0

Dvoirys, S (2589)    --    Shaposhnikov, E (2533)
58th ch-RUS Semi-Final  (6)   Kazan RUS
2005.09.08     0-1     B47

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nc6 5.Nc3 Qc7 6.f4 Nxd4 7.Qxd4 a6 8.Be3 b5 9.Be2 Bb7 10.Bf3 Rc8 11.O-O Ne7 12.Rae1 Nc6 13.Qd3 Be7 14.Rd1 d6 15.a4 b4 16.Ne2 O-O 17.c3 bxc3 18.Nxc3 Na5 19.f5 Nc4 20.fxe6 fxe6 21.Bc1 Qc5+ 22.Kh1 Ne5 23.Qe2 Nxf3 24.gxf3 Qh5 25.Be3

Rxc3!! 26.bxc3 Bxe4! 27.Bg5 !? d5!!
( 27...d5 28.Bxe7 Rxf3 -+ )

Loginov, Va (2527)    --    Bragin, Alex (2396)
58th ch-RUS Semi-Final  (9)   Kazan RUS
2005.09.11     1-0     E60

1.Nf3 Nf6 2.g3 g6 3.c4 Bg7 4.d4 O-O 5.Bg2 d6 6.O-O Nbd7 7.Qc2 e5 8. Rd1 Re8 9.dxe5 dxe5 10.e4 c6 11.h3 Qc7 12.Be3 Nf8 13.Bc5 N6d7 14.Bd6 Qd8 15.c5 Qf6 16.Na3 Ne6 17.b4 b5 18.cxb6 axb6 19.Nc4 Ng5 20.Nxg5 Qxg5 21.Bc7 Bf8 22.h4 Qh5 23.a3 Ra7 24.Bxb6 Nxb6 25.Nxb6 Bg4 26.Rdc1 Rb8 27.Nc4 c5 28. bxc5 Bxc5 29.Nxe5 Bd4 30.Nc6 Rb2 31.Qd3 Bxf2+ 32.Kh1 Rd7 33.Qc3 Rdd2

Black's position looks crushing, but ...
34.Ne7+ Kf8 35.Nf5!! Bxf5
( 35...gxf5 36.Qh8+ Ke7 37.Rc7+ +- )
36.Qh8+ Ke7 37.exf5 Bxg3 38.f6+ Ke6 39.Rc6+ Bd6 40.Qe8+ Kxf6 41.Rf1+ Kg7 42.Rxf7+ Kh6 43.Qe3+ g5 44.Qe6+ Qg6 45.hxg5+
( 45.hxg5+ Kxg5 46.Qe3+ Kh5 47.Bf3+ Kh4 48.Rc4+ Kg3 49. Bg2# )

Sakaev, K (2669)    --    Yakovich, Yur (2560)
58th ch-RUS Semi-Final  (9)   Kazan RUS
2005.09.11     1-0     D44

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.Nc3 dxc4 5.e4 Bb4 6.Bg5 b5 7.a4 c6 8.e5 h6 9.exf6 hxg5 10.fxg7 Rg8 11.g3 Bb7 12.Bg2 c5 13.O-O g4 14.Nh4 Bxg2 15. Nxg2 cxd4 16.Nxb5 Nc6 17.Qxg4 a6 18.Qe4 Rc8 19.Qh7 Ne7 20.Nf4!! axb5 21. Nh5! f5 22.Qh6 Qd6 23.axb5 Qe5 24.Ra6 Bd6 25.Nf6+ Kf7 26.Nd7! Qd5 27.Qf6+ Ke8 28.Rxd6!! Qxd6 29.Ne5 d3 30.b6!!

( 30.b6 Qxb6 31.Qf7+ Kd8 32.Qf8+ Kc7 33.Qxe7+ Kb8 34.Nd7+ )

Kobalia, M (2614)    --    Shaposhnikov, E (2533)
58th ch-RUS Semi-Final  (9)   Kazan RUS
2005.09.11     1-0     C10

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Bd7 5.Nf3 Bc6 6.Bd3 Nd7 7.Ned2 Ngf6 8.Nc4 Be7 9.O-O Bd5 10.Nce5 O-O 11.Ng5 c5 12.c4 Bc6 13.Qc2 g6

14. Nexf7!! Rxf7 15.Nxe6 Qc8 16.Bxg6!! Rg7 17.Nxg7 Kxg7 18.Re1! Bd6 19.dxc5 Be5 20.Bf5 Qc7 21.Qd2 Bxh2+ 22.Kh1 Kh8 23.Bxd7 Nxd7 24.b4! Rg8 25.Bb2+ Be5 26.Rxe5!! Nxe5 27.Qf4 Bxg2+ 28.Kh2

Zvjaginsev, V (2659)    --    Shariyazdanov, A (2592)
58th ch-RUS Semi-Final  (9)   Kazan RUS
2005.09.11     1-0     B22

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.c3 Nf6 4.e5 Nd5 5.Bc4 Nb6 6.Bb3 d5 7.exd6 c4 8. Bc2 Qxd6 9.O-O Bg4 10.Re1 e6 11.b3 Be7 12.Na3 cxb3 13.axb3 Nd5 14.Nb5 Qd7 15.Ra4 Ncb4!? 16.Nbd4 Bf6 17.h3 Nxc2 18.Qxc2 Bh5 19.Ba3 b5 20.Ra5 Bxf3 21. Nxf3 Bd8 22.Ra6 Qb7

23.Raxe6+!! fxe6 24.Rxe6+ Ne7
( 24...Kf7 ( 24...Kd7 25.Qf5 ) 25.Qf5+ Nf6 26.Ne5+ Kg8 27.Re8+!! Nxe8 28.Qf8# )
25.Qf5 Rf8 26.Qh5+ Rf7 27.Nd4 g6 28.Qe5 a6 29.Qh8+ Rf8 30.Qxh7 Qd5 31. Rxe7+ 1-0

Bareev, E (2688)    --    Bocharov, D (2574)
58th ch-RUS Semi-Final  (9)   Kazan RUS
2005.09.11     1-0     E11

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Bb4+ 4.Nbd2 O-O 5.a3 Be7 6.e4 d5 7.e5 Nfd7 8. b4 a5 9.b5 c5 10.Bb2 cxd4 11.Be2 Nc5 12.Bxd4 Nbd7 13.a4 Nb6 14.Qc2 Nxc4 15.Bxc4!? dxc4 16.Nxc4 b6 17.Rd1 Qc7 18.Nd6! Bb7

( 18...Bxd6 19.exd6 Qxd6 20.Bxg7 )
19.Bxc5! Bd5!? 20.Nd4 bxc5 21.N4f5! Bg5 22.O-O c4 23.Qc3 f6 24.f4 Bh6 25. Qe3 fxe5 26.b6! Qd7 27.Qxe5!
There's non need to take the Bh6 as it's confined anyway
27...Rad8 28.Rfe1 Kh8?
( 28...Rxf5 29.Nxf5 exf5 30.Rxd5 ( 30.Qxd5+ ( 30.Qc7!? ) 30...Qxd5 31.Re8+ Rxe8 32.Rxd5 -+ ) 30...Qxd5 31.Qxd5+ Rxd5 32.Re8+ Kf7 33.b7 Bxf4 doesn't work )
29.Rxd5!! exd5 30.Nxh6 c3
( 30...Qxd6 31.Qxd6 Rxd6 32.Nf7+!! +- )
31.b7 c2 32.Ndf7+ 1-0

Khalifman, A (2653)    --    Volkov, S1 (2622)
58th ch-RUS Semi-Final  (9)   Kazan RUS
2005.09.11     1-0     C07

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 c5 4.exd5 Qxd5 5.Ngf3 cxd4 6.Bc4 Qd6 7.O-O Nf6 8.Nb3 Nc6 9.Nbxd4 Nxd4 10.Nxd4 a6 11.Bb3 Qc7 12.Qf3 Bd6 13.h3 Be5 14.c3 h6 15.Re1 O-O 16.Be3 Bd7 17.Re2 Rad8 18.Rae1 Rfe8

19.Bxh6!? Bxd4 20.cxd4 Bc6 21.Qe3 gxh6 22.Qxh6 Nh7 23.Bc2 f6 24.Rxe6 Rxe6 25.Rxe6 Bd5 26.Bxh7+ Qxh7 27.Qxf6! Qb1+ 28.Kh2 Bxe6 29.Qxd8+ Kg7 30.Qe7+ Bf7 31.Qe5+ Kh7 32.Qc7 Qf5 33.f3 Qd5 34.a3 Qb3 35.h4 Kg8 36.Qc8+ Kh7 37.Qc3 Qb6 38.Qc2+ Kg7 39.Qd2 Qc7+ 40.Kh3 Qc4 41.Qg5+ Kh7 42.Qf5+ Kg8 43.Qg5+ Kh7 44.Qf6 Qb3 45.g4 Bd5 46.Kg3 Bc6 47.h5 Qd1 48.Qg6+ Kh8 49.Qh6+ Kg8 50.Qe3 Kf8 51.b4 Be8 52.h6 Qb1 53.d5 Qd1 54.Qe5 Bf7 55.d6 Qg1+ 56.Kh4 Qh1+ 57.Kg5

Oratovsky, M (2529)    --    Movsziszian, K (2439)
VI Open  (9)   Tarragona ESP
2005.08.28     1-0     B52

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bb5+ Bd7 4.Bxd7+ Qxd7 5.c4 g6 6.Nc3 Bg7 7.d4 cxd4 8.Nxd4 Nc6 9.Nde2 Nf6 10.f3 O-O 11.O-O Rfc8 12.Be3 Qd8 13.Rb1 Nd7 14.b3 a6 15.Qd2 Rab8 16.a4 Nc5 17.Rfd1 Nb4 18.Kh1 Qc7 19.Nd4 e6 20.Nce2 Ncd3 21.Nc1 Bxd4 22.Bxd4 Nxc1

23.Bf6!! Kf8 24.Qxb4!

Grand Prix tournaments:

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

Septemberfest "Chess in the west" September 21-23, 9am-6pm; CWA Hall, Blackwater; or phone Craig on 49 861 687. 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

Laurieton Spring Open: October 29-30; $300 First Prize; Entry: $25 Seniors; $12 u/18. Contact: Endel 6559 9060

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:

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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