Australian Chess Federation newsletter
No. 335, September 21, 2005

In this issue:

Correspondence GM norm for Kerr
ACT Champs games
Ruth Coxhill Memorial
Chess Kids schools tournament
Aust Championships Debate
Asian Schools Chess Festival
FIDE Statement:
World Junior
World News

Upcoming tournaments
Grand Prix
Other Events

Stephen Kerr of Sydney has achieved his first correspondence grandmaster norm by scoring 8.5/10 (GM norm 8) in an ICCF category 7 GM tournament. Kerr is currently a Senior International Master of correspondence chess (rating 2609) and needs similar results over another 14 games to become a grandmaster. He won the following game in spectacular fashion. - Peter Parr

M. Larsson (SWE)    --    S. Kerr (AUS)
Correspondence       0-1     A00m

1.Nc3 d5 2.e4 dxe4 3.Nxe4 e5 4.Bc4 Nc6 5.d3 Be7 6.Nf3 Nf6 7.Neg5!? Nd5!?

( 7...O-O 8.Nxf7 Rxf7 9.Ng5 Nd5 10.Nxf7 ( 10.Qh5 Bxg5 11.Bxg5 Qd6 ) 10...Kxf7 11.Qf3+ ( 11.Qh5+ Kg8 12.Bxd5+ Qxd5 13.Qe8+ Bf8 14.O-O Bh3!! -+ ) 11...Ke6 doesn't seem to work )
8.Qe2 f6 9.Ne4 Bg4 10.c3 Qd7 11.h3 Be6 12.O-O O-O-O 13.Re1 Rhe8
Not 13...g5?! 14.Nexg5!
( 13...g5 14.Nexg5!! fxg5 15.Nxe5 Nxe5 16.Qxe5 Bf7 17.Bxd5 Bd6 18.Be6!! )
14.a4 g5 15.a5 h5 16.a6 g4 17.hxg4 hxg4 18.axb7+ Kb8 19.Bxd5 Bxd5 20.Nh2 f5 21.b4!? Rh8
( 21...fxe4 22.dxe4 Be6 23.b5 regains the piece )
22.Be3 fxe4 23.dxe4

Bc5!! 24.exd5 Qh7 25.Kf1 Qxh2 26.Qa2 Bxe3 27.Rxe3 Rxd5 !
( 27...Rxd5 28.Qxd5 Qh1+ 29.Ke2 Qxa1 30.Qxc6 Qb2+ ( 30...Rd8 31.Rd3 Qb2+ 32.Ke3 Qc1+ 33.Ke4 Qe1+ 34.Re3 Qb1+ 35.Kxe5 ) 31.Kd3 Rd8+ 32.Ke4 Qxf2 seems to be one way to win )

What a Wei to go: Junior wins ACT Championship: As reported last week, Michael Wei - the 2005 Australian Open Under 16 Champion - has easily won this year's ACT Championship. He took a draw in the last round to finish on 9.5/11 - a full two points clear of his nearest rivals, fellow juniors Tor Lattimore and Junta Ikeda. The event was held at Belconnen Chess Club from 8 July to 16 September, with DOP Peter Murphy in charge. Details here.

Final scores, 11 rounds:

9.5 Michael Wei (2049)
7.5 Tor Lattimore, Junta Ikeda
7.0 Ian Rout, Khoi Hoang, Milan Grcic, Edward Xing (1192!), Milan Ninchich
6.5 Jeremy Reading, Sherab Guo-Yuthok, Shannon Oliver, Yi Yuan
6.0 Tom McCoy, Christopher Tran, Kishore Sreetharan, Ramakrishna, Mosaddeque Ali
5.5 Paul Dunn, Simon Mitchell, Mario Palma, Andrew Brown, Mark Hummel, Alana Chibnall, Miona Ikeda
5.0 Mark Wicks, David Jaksa, Aidan Lloyd, Michael Reading, Peter Shields
4.5 Jey Hoole, Taiyang Zhang, Emma Guo, Harry Johnson, Dominic Lorenz, Sophie Heath
4.0 James Li, Damien Neulist , Gaya Sakthivel, Yijun Zhang
3.5 Benjamin Xing, Tomoki Kimura
3.0 Tim Clark, Andrew Georgiou
2.5 Bevan Lee
2.0 Niranjan Gupte

Rout, Ian    --    Jaksa, David
ACT Championship  (1.2)   Belconnen
2005.07.08     1-0     A35

1.c4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 g6 4.d4 cxd4 5.Nxd4 Bg7 6.Nxc6 bxc6 7.e4 d6 8.Bd3 Rb8 9.O-O Nf6 10.Qe1 a5 11.b3 O-O 12.Bb2 Bd7 13.Rd1 Ne8 14.f4 Qb6+ 15.Kh1 Nc7 16.Na4 Qa7 17.Bxg7 Kxg7 18.c5! dxc5 19.f5 Nb5 20.Qh4 Rbe8 21. Bc4 Bc8 22.Rd3 Nd6?

23.f6+! Kg8 24.Rxd6!!

Reading, Michael    --    Lattimore, Tor
ACT Championship  (1.3)   Belconnen
2005.07.08     0-1     A85

1.Nf3 f5 2.c4 Nf6 3.Nc3 g6 4.e3 Bg7 5.d4 O-O 6.Bd3 d6 7.Be2 c6 8.O-O Qe8 9.Qb3 Kh8 10.Qa3 Nbd7 11.Ng5 Nb6 12.Na4 Nxa4 13.Qxa4 e5 14.d5 h6 15. Nf3 Bd7 16.Qb4 Qb8 17.Rd1 c5 18.Qb3 g5 19.Ne1 b6 20.a4 a5 21.Qc2 Qe8 22.b3 f4 23.e4

Nxe4!! 24.Qxe4 Bf5 25.Qf3 e4 26.Qh5 Qxh5 27.Bxh5 Bxa1 -+ 28.Bxf4 gxf4 29.Rxa1 Kg7 30.Be2 Kf6 31.f3 e3 32.Bd3 Bd7 33.Rd1
33...Rg8 34.Bf1 Rg7 35.Rb1 h5 36.h4 Re8 37.Rb2 Bf5 38.Kh2 e2! 39. Bxe2 Rge7 40.Nd3 Rxe2 41.Rxe2 Rxe2 42.Nxf4 Rb2 43.Nxh5+ Kf7 44.Nf4 Rxb3 45.g4 Rxf3 46.gxf5 Rxf4 47.Kg3 Rxf5 48.Kg4 Rf1 49.Kg5 Kg7 50.h5 Kh7 0-1

Wei, Michael    --    Brown, Andrew
ACT Championship  (3.4)   Belconnen
2005.07.22     1-0     B34

1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.Nf3 g6 4.d4 cxd4 5.Nxd4 Bg7 6.Be3 e6 7.Ndb5 Be5 8.f4 Bb8 9.Nd6+ Bxd6 10.Qxd6 Qe7 11.Nb5 Qxd6 12.Nxd6+ Kf8 13.O-O-O Nf6 14. Be2 Kg7 15.f5 a6 16.Rhf1 Rf8 17.fxg6 hxg6 18.c4 b5?

19.cxb5 axb5 20.Bxb5 Rxa2 21.Bxc6! dxc6 22.Bd4 Ra1+ 23.Kc2 Rxd1 24.Bxf6+!

McCoy, Tom (1664)    --    Wei, Michael (2035)
ACT Championship  (4.2)   Belconnen
2005.07.29     0-1     D48

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 d5 3.c4 e6 4.e3 c6 5.Nc3 Nbd7 6.Bd3 dxc4 7.Bxc4 b5 8. Bb3 a6 9.O-O Bb7 10.e4 c5 11.d5 c4 12.dxe6 fxe6 13.Bc2 Qc7 14.Qe2 O-O-O 15.Ng5 Nc5 16.f4 h6 17.Nf3 Nd3 18.e5 Bc5+ 19.Kh1 Ng4 20.h3 Ndf2+ 21.Rxf2 Nxf2+ 22.Kh2 Rhf8 23.a4 b4 24.Qxc4 bxc3 25.Qxe6+ Kb8 26.bxc3 Qc6 27.Qc4

Ng4+!! 28.Kh1
( 28.hxg4 Bg1+! )
( 28...Qxf3 29.gxf3 Bxf3# )

Rout, Ian (1901)    --    Wei, Michael (2035)
ACT Championship  (6.2)   Belconnen
2005.08.12     0-1     D97

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.Qb3 dxc4 6.Qxc4 O-O 7.Bf4 c6 8.e4 Bg4 9.Rd1 Bxf3 10.gxf3 Qa5 11.h4 b5 12.Qb3 Nbd7 13.e5 Nh5 14.Bg5 c5! 15.Qxb5 Qxb5 16.Nxb5 cxd4 17.Bxe7 Rfe8 18.Nc7

Rxe7 19.Nxa8 Nxe5 20.Kd2 Nf4 21.Rc1 Nxf3+ 22.Kd1 d3!

Threatening ...Re1 mate
23.Rc8+ Bf8 24.Bxd3 Nxd3 25.Kc2 Nxf2
...Nde1+ would confine the Rh1
26.Rf1 Re2+ 27.Kb3 Nd4+ 28.Ka4 Rxb2 29.a3 Rb3! 30.Rxf8+ Kxf8 31. Rxf2 Rb7 32.Ka5 Nb3+ 33.Ka6 Nc5+ 34.Ka5 Nb3+ 35.Ka6 Nc5+ 36.Ka5 Ke7 37.a4 Ke6 38.Re2+ Kd5 39.h5 f5 40.h6 f4 41.Re8 Kc4 42.Rg8 Rb4! 0-1

Wei, Michael (2035)    --    Ikeda, Junta (1990)
ACT Championship  (10.1)   Belconnen
2005.09.09     1-0     B42

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 a6 5.Bd3 Bc5 6.Nb3 Be7 7.c4 Qc7 8. O-O d6 9.Nc3 Nf6 10.Qe2 Nbd7 11.f4 b6 12.Bd2 Bb7 13.Rae1 Rd8 14.Nd4 g6 15. b4 O-O 16.f5 gxf5 17.exf5 e5 18.Nc2 Rfe8 19.Ne3

e4!? 20.Bxe4 d5 21.Nexd5 Nxd5 22.Qg4+ Kh8 23.Bxd5 Bxb4 24.Bxb7 Qxb7 25.Nd5!! Bxd2 26.Qd4+ f6 27. Qxd2 b5 28.Qh6 bxc4 29.Nf4! Qb6+ 30.Kh1 Rxe1 31.Rxe1 Qd6 32.h3 c3 33.Re7! Qxe7 34.Ng6+ Kg8 35.Nxe7+ Kh8 36.Qc1 Re8 37.Nd5

Ruth Coxhill Memorial: Queensland Gold Coast, 9 rounds.

7.0 Sonter
6.0 Lovejoy, Cafolla
5.5 Korenevski
5.0 Selnes
3.5 Radovan, Jule, Lei
3.0 Richards
2.0 Grigg


Chess Kids is staging its own

National Open Schools Championships

Held over the weekend of December 3 & 4, 2005
At Bayview Conference Centre, Melbourne

Eligibility is limited to 5 schools from Victoria (host state), 3 from NSW, QLD and TAS, 2 from ACT and SA, 1 from each of NT and WA.
The top team entered from each State receives FREE accommodation, food and coaching at the Finals (for 5 players and 1 adult supervisor).
Great prizes; everyone wins something.
Winners represent Australia at the Oceania Schools Championships
4 free high-level chess coaching sessions with International Master players
All players receive free Private Tuition after their games with Master Coaches
Friendly social atmosphere; BBQ, transfer chess and movie on Saturday night.
Can your school become involved? Find out how; contact Chess Kids on or (03) 9578 6203.
Held in 3 divisions; Open Secondary, Junior Secondary and Primary

(Please note: the above is a privately run event and not to be confused with the ACF's Australian Schools Teams Championships. - Ed)

Aust Championships Debate: The organisers of the Australian Championship have received a number of requests from overseas players, including from GMs and IMs, for information about their eligibility to enter the Australian Championship. The persons in question are, in the main, intending to come to New Zealand for the Queenstown event later in January 2006 and would like to play in a major Australian event on the same trip. The ACF Council is now debating whether to allow some of these foreign players to compete in the national titles.

After considering the opinions of senior players, the ACF Council has voted to oppose an Italian proposal to reduce the number of rounds at an upcoming Olympiad.

The Singapore Chess Federation has invited all Asian National Chess Federations affiliated to FIDE to participate in the 2005 Asian Schools Chess Festival (under-9, under-11, under -13, under -15) in Singapore from 17th December (arrival) to 25th December (departure).

For more details, click here.

FIDE Statement: FIDE President Kirsan Iljumzhinov has issued a statement concerning FIDE's recent activities.

Click here.

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.

Letters: World News:

European Club Cup: Site : View games

Volokitin wins Lausanne Young Masters: An elite juniors event. Harikrishna, Nakamura, Volokitin, Mamedyarov, Carlsen, Vachier-Lagrave, Dzagnidze and Paehtz are playing.
Final: Volokitin-Nakamura 1-0 1-0
Round 1: Volokitin-Pähtz 1-0 1-0; Nakamura-Dzagnidze 1-0 1-0; Mamedyarov-Vachier-Lagrave 1-0 1-0; Harikrishna-Carlsen 1-0 1/2.
Round 2: Volokitin-Harikrishna 1-0; Nakamura-Mamedyarov 1-0; Carlsen-Pahtz 0.5-0.5; Vachier-Lagrave - Dzagnidze 1-0.
Site : View games

Van Wely wins Dutch Championships: Final Round 9 Standings: 1. Van Wely, Loek g NED 2655 5.5; 2. Stellwagen, Daniel g NED 2533 5.0; 3. Tiviakov, Sergei g NED 2678 5.0; 4. Nijboer, Friso g NED 2529 4.5; 5. Janssen, Ruud m NED 2501 4.5; 6. Smeets, Jan g NED 2537 4.5; 7. Werle, Jan m NED 2514 4.5; 8. Van den Doel, Erik g NED 2587 4.0; 9. L'Ami, Erwin m NED 2519 4.0; 10. Ernst, Sipke m NED 2457 3.5. Site : View games

IM Aleks Wohl of Wilson Creek (NSW) scored 6/9 in the Graz (Austria) International Open. Leading final scores (67 players) GM D.Shengelia (GEO 2525) 7.5, GM T.Luther (GER 2540) 7, GM N.Stanec (AUT 2566) and GM I.Balinov (AUT 2388) 6.5, Wohl tied for 5th place. - Peter Parr

IM Jovan Petronic reports on the Euro Youth champs here and on the Kavala Open Rapid here.

The World Chess Championship starts on September 27 in San Luis, Argentina.

Here are 10 questions and answers from one of the participants, Rustam Kasimdzhanov:

1) What are your expectations about this important competition?
I expect it to be very interesting and full of fight, because all 8 players will be trying to win.

2) How do you evaluate the way of play of this competition? (Double round-robin)
Playing 14 rounds of classical chess is very exhausting. At the end, the pressure will be very high and he who deals best with it will probably prevail.

3) Which are your favourite players among your seven opponents? And who will be the toughest?
Anand is perhaps the best at the moment; although in such an event they will all be equally tough.

4) How are you preparing yourself for the WCC Argentina 2005?
I would not open the details of my preparation yet; nor would others!

5) Do you think that you will be coming being in your best competition level?
I hope so.

6) Which will be the "tips" to win the competition?
Energy, plus good nerves.

7) Will this tournament be very different from all the others you have already played?
The format and participants resemble Linares very much.

8) Will the spectators be seeing "new things" in the way of playing?
A lot of new opening ideas to be sure!

9) Why should spectators not miss this championship?
Maybe because there will be the strongest players playing the best chess?

10) Name the first things that come into your mind when you think of Argentina.
Tango, steak, and Capablanca-Alekhine match in Buenos Aires.

Source: Press Office of the WCC San Luis 2005


The recent youth tournament in Lausanne featured some great games. Here are the finalists in action:

Volokitin, And (2671)    --    Nakamura, H (2660)
6th YM  (3.1)   Lausanne SUI
2005.09.18     1-0     C10

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Bd7 5.Nf3 Bc6 6.Bd3 Nd7 7.O-O Ngf6 8. Ng3 Be7 9.Re1 Bxf3!? 10.Qxf3 c6 11.c3 O-O 12.Bf4 Re8 13.Rad1 Qb6 14.Bc1 c5 15. dxc5 Nxc5 16.Bc2 Rad8 17.Rxd8 Bxd8

18.Nh5! Nxh5 19.Bxh7+!! Kxh7 20.Qxf7!
An extraordinary new take on an old sacrifice!
( 20...Nf6 21.Re3 mates )
21.Qxf8 Nd3 22.Qf3! Nhf4
( 22...Nxe1 23.Qxh5+ Kg8 24.Qe2! regains the piece )
23.Bxf4 Nxe1 24.Qe4+ Kh8 25.b3 Qa6 26.Qxe1 Qxa2 27.Qd1 Bb6 28.Bg3 Qb2 29.c4 Qc3 30.Kh1 e5 31.h3 Bd4 32.Kh2 Kg8 33.Qb1 a6 34.Bh4 Qd2 35.Qg6 Qf4+ 36.Bg3 Qf7 37. Qg5 Qe6 38.Qd8+ Kh7 39.Qh4+ Kg8 40.Qe4 b5 41.f4 bxc4 42.fxe5! Bc5 43.bxc4 a5 44.Qa8+ Kh7 45.Qxa5 Qxc4 46.e6 Kg6 47.Qc7 Qd4 48.h4 Qg1+ 49.Kh3 Qh1+ 50.Bh2 Qc1 51.Qe5 Qa3+ 52.Bg3 Kh7 53.h5 Be7 54.Qf5+ Kh8 55.Qg6 Bf8 56.Kh2 Qc5 57.h6! gxh6 58.Bh4 Qd6+ 59.Kh3 Bg7 60.Qe4 Kg8 61.Qf5 Qa3+ 62.Bg3 Qe7 63.Bh4 Qa3+ 64.Qf3 Qc1 65.e7 Qc8+ 66.Kh2 Qe6 67.Qh5 Qe5+ 68.Qxe5 Bxe5+ 69.Bg3 Bxg3+ 70.Kxg3 Kf7 71.Kg4 Kxe7 72.Kh5 Kf6 73.Kxh6 Kf5 74.Kh5 Kf6 75.g4 Kg7 76.Kg5 Kh7 77.Kf6 Kh6 78.g5+ Kh7 79.Kf7 Kh8 80.Kg6 1-0

Nakamura, H (2660)    --    Volokitin, And (2671)
6th YM  (3.2)   Lausanne SUI
2005.09.19     0-1     B20

1.e4 c5 2.Qh5?!

Nakamura - the current US champion! - plays like this often ... and often wins
2...Nf6!? 3.Qh4 Nc6 4.Be2 e5 5.d3 Be7 6.Qg3 d5!?
Black plays actively
7.Nd2 O-O 8.c3 b5 9.Nh3 d4 10.c4 Ne8!? 11.cxb5 Bh4! 12.Qf3 Nb4 13. Bd1 f5!
Black has seized the initiative with his energetic play
14.a3 Nd6!! 15.axb4 fxe4 16.Qh5 Bxh3 17.g3 Qf6 18.Bb3+ Kh8 19.f3 exf3 20.Kf2 Bg5 21.Nxf3 g6!! 22.Bxg5 Qf5 23.Qxh3 Qxf3+
White's garbage opening got its just deserts

A brilliancy from the European Club Cup, which is now under way:

Bologan, V (2700)    --    Van Haastert, E (2398)
21st ECC  (1)   Saint Vincent ITA
2005.09.18     1-0     B90

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Be3 e5 7.Nf3 Be7 8.Bc4 O-O 9.O-O Be6 10.Qe2 Re8 11.Rfd1 Qc7 12.Bb3 Nbd7 13.Bg5 Rac8 14.Rac1 h6 15.Bxf6 Nxf6 16.Nh4 Bg4 17.f3 Qc5+ 18.Kh1 Be6 19.g3 Nd7 20.Ng2 Nb6 21.Rd3 Nc4 22.Rb1 b5 23.Nd5 Bg5 24.c3 Be7 25.Nge3 Bf8 26.Rdd1 Red8 27.Bxc4 bxc4 28.b3 cxb3 29.axb3 Qb5 30.c4 Qb7 31.b4 g6 32.b5 h5 33.f4 exf4 34.gxf4 axb5 35.f5 Bxd5 36.Nxd5 Bg7 37.Rg1 Kh7 38.Rxb5 Qa7 39.fxg6+ fxg6

40.Qxh5+!! gxh5 41.Nf6+!! Bxf6 42.Rxh5#
A bolt from the blue!

Here are some games from WA's Metro Respini:

Viswanath, G (1745)    --    Choong, Y (1754)
Respini - A  (1)   Drabble House, Nedlands
2005.09.01     1-0     A10

1.Nf3 g6 2.c4 Bg7 3.g3 d6 4.Bg2 e5 5.Nc3 f5 6.d3 Nf6 7.Rb1 O-O 8.b4 c6 9.Qc2 Nbd7 10.a4 Re8 11.O-O Nf8 12.Rd1 Ne6 13.e4 f4 14.d4 exd4 15.Nxd4 Nxd4 16.Rxd4 Nh5 17.Rd1 fxg3 18.hxg3 Qc7 19.Be3 Be6 20.Ne2 Rad8 21.a5 Qb8 22.Nd4 Bf7 23.a6 d5 24.exd5 cxd5 25.cxd5 Nxg3

26.axb7! Qxb7 27.d6 Qd7 28. Nc6! Rc8 29.Ne7+!! Qxe7
( 29...Rxe7 30.dxe7! Qe6 31.Qxc8+ Qxc8 32.Rd8+ )
30.Qxc8! Qxe3 31.d7!! Ne2+ 32.Kf1 Ng3+ 33.fxg3! Qe2+ 34.Kg1 Qe3+ 35.Kh2 Qh6+ 36.Bh3 Qe3 37.dxe8=Q+ Bxe8 38.Be6+ Kf8 39.Qc5+ 1-0

Kueh, M (1863)    --    Fedec, J (1858)
Respini - A  (2)   Drabble House, Nedlands
2005.09.08     0-1     C01

1.e3 e5 2.d4 exd4 3.exd4 d5 4.c4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Bb4 6.a3 Bxc3+ 7.bxc3 O-O 8.Nf3 Re8+ 9.Be2 Ne4 10.Bb2 dxc4 11.O-O Be6 12.Ne5 b5 13.a4 c6 14.Bf3 Bd5 15.Bxe4 Bxe4 16.Qg4 Bd5 17.Rfe1 f6 18.Nf3 Nd7 19.Nh4 Nb6 20.Nf5 g6 21.a5 Na4 22.Ba3 Kh8 23.Ne7 c5 24.Qf4 Rxe7 25.Qxf6+ Rg7 26.Qe5 Bc6 27.f3 Qd5 28. Qf6 Kg8 29.Re5 Rf7 30.Qg5 Qd7 31.d5 Bb7 32.Qe3

Nxc3 33.Qxc3 b4 34.Qxc4 bxa3 35.a6 Bc8 36.Rae1 Rb8 37.Re8+ Rf8 38.d6+ Qf7 39.Qxf7+ Kxf7 40.R1e7+ Kg8 41.Rxf8+ Kxf8 42.Rxh7 a2 43.Kf2 a1=Q

Finally, an interesting game from the Victorian Championships qualifier:

Beattie,R (1692)    --    Morris,J (1673)
Victorian Championships Qualifying event   ????     0-1     A45d

1.d4 Nf6 2.e3 g6 3.Be2 Bg7 4.f4 O-O 5.c4 d6 6.Nc3 Nbd7 7.Nf3 Qe8 8.Nb5 Qd8 9.Qc2 c6 10.Nc3 Qc7 11.O-O e5 12.f5 d5 13.fxg6 fxg6 14.Ng5 Qd6 15.cxd5 Nxd5 16.Nxd5 Rxf1+ 17.Bxf1 cxd5 18.e4 exd4 19.exd5 Nc5 20.Bc4 Bf5 21.Qf2 Rf8 22.Bf4 Qf6 23.Re1

this is the problem, I guess, or the fact that all of White's pieces are overcommitted
23...Bd3! -+ 24.Qh4 h6 25.Bxd3 Nxd3 26.Rf1 hxg5 27.Qxg5 Nxf4 28.Qxf6 Rxf6 29.d6 Ne2+
29...Ne2+ 30.Kh1 Rxf1#

Grand Prix tournaments:

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

Ryde Eastwood Open: Cat 3 GP; October 1-3; Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club, 117 Ryedale Rd, West Ryde; Starts midday Saturday. Entry fees $80/$64 or $20 off if before 27 Sept. Contact Trent Parker 0419 469 764 Email. Entry form

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.

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:

Open Liberec: Oct 22-29; Liberec, Czech Republic;

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:

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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:

6th Bangkok Chess Club Open: April 11-16;

Singapore Masters: For more details, click here.

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