Australian Chess Federation newsletter
No. 336, September 30, 2005

In this issue:

Rooty Hill Open
Dandenong Rapidplay
City of Adelaide games available
Wohl in Lausanne
Bird leads NSW Champs
Correspondence players sought
Australian Championships update
Seminars for Arbiters and Trainers
Chess videos website
NZ documentary
World News
Grand Prix
Other Events

Rooty Hill Open (7 Rounds)

1 Lee Jones 6.5
2 Brian Jones 6
3 Tony Bouchaaya 5.5
4 Leo Tenorio 5

Full report and cross table available here

Jones, Lee    --    Bouchaaya, Tony
Rooty Hill Open  (6)   Rooty Hill
????     1-0     D30i

1.c4 e6 2.g3 c5 3.Bg2 Nf6 4.Nf3 Nc6 5.O-O d5 6.cxd5 exd5 7.d4 Be6 8. Nc3 h6 9.Bf4 Rc8 10.Rc1 g5 11.Be5 cxd4 12.Bxd4 Be7 13.h4 gxh4 14.Nxh4 Rg8 15.Nf3 Ne4 16.Qa4 Qd7 17.Be3 Rg4 18.Nxe4 Rxe4 19.Nd4! Rg4 20.Bf3 Rg6 21. Nxe6 Qxe6 22.Qb3 Rd8 23.Rfd1

d4 24.Qxe6 Rxe6 25.Bxc6+ bxc6 26.Rxd4 Rxd4 27.Bxd4 Bf6
( 27...Rxe2 28.Rxc6 )
28.Bxf6 Rxf6 29.Rc5 Rd6 30.Ra5 Rd7 31.b3 Kd8 32.Kg2 Kc8 33.Kf3 Kb7 34.Ke3 Rd1 35.Rc5 Kb6 36.Rc4 Ra1 37.Ra4 a5 38.Kf4 Re1 39.e4 Re2 40.f3 Rf2 41.Ke3 Rg2 42.g4 f6 43.Kf4 Rf2 44.Ke3 Rg2 45.b4 axb4 46.Rxb4+ Kc5 47.Ra4 Kb5 48. Ra7 c5 49.Rf7 c4 50.Rxf6 Rxa2 51.Rxh6 Ra3+ 52.Kf4 Ra8 53.g5 c3 54.g6 c2 55.Rh1 Kc4 56.Ke5 Re8+ 57.Kf5 Rf8+ 58.Kg4 Rf6 59.f4 Rxg6+ 60.Kf5 Rg2 61. Rc1 Rd2 62.Ke5 Re2 63.Kf5 Rf2 64.e5 Kd5 65.Re1 Rd2 66.e6 Rd1 67.Re5+ Kc4 68.e7 c1=Q 69.e8=Q Qb1+ 70.Re4+ Kc5 71.Qc8+ Kd5 72.Qc4+ Kd6 73.Kf6 Qb2+ 74.Re5 Kd7 75.Kf7 Rd6 76.Re7+ Kd8 77.Qc7# 1-0

Dandenong Rapidplay: The Dandenong Rapidplay tournament concluded Wed 21st September with rounds 6 - 9 being played. Congratulations to Tahir Lushaj who started the night 0.5 - point ahead of two players but finished with a very convincing 1.5 - point margin over second place.

In the seventh round Tahir disposed of one challenger when he beat Zdravko Lojanica with a clever exchange sacrifice that gave him a passed pawn he was able to push down the board. On board two Garry Lycett managed for the first time to defeat Mehmedalija Dizdarevic, and with Frank Silas and Milenko Lojanica drawing on board three it left Lushaj 0.5 - point ahead of Lycett, who was a further 1 - point ahead of third place.

In the eighth round Lushaj only needed to defeat Lycett to wrap up the tournament with a round to spare. Three weeks earlier these two players met in the last round of the 'A' - Grade event, where a win by either player would give them first place. The main difference between the two games was that this was rapidplay, the result was the same but it just happened sooner. Lushaj outplayed Lycett with unfortunately too much ease to go to 7.5 / 8 and lead by 1.5 - points over three players heading into the final round.

In the final round, in an overwhelmingly won position Tahir, with the tournament victory secure, kindly accepted Pranas' draw offer. This enabled Pranas to finish equal third on 6.5 - points. Garry Lycett recovered to beat Zdravko Lojanica in an interesting endgame, Lycett's Queen and Knight forcing victory against Lojanica's Queen and two connected passed pawns, this gave Lycett outright second place. On board three Milenko Lojanica drew with Abdulwahab Rashid, after winning his first three games Milenko seemed in a very peacable mood, drawing 5 of his last 6 games, this cost him any chance of victory. Matthew Potter joined a group of six players in equal 4th place with a very good win over Mehmedalija Dizdarevic whilst Sadedin Redzepagic capped off a good tournament with a win over Ramo Burzic to finish with 3 / 3 for the night and jump into outright third place.

Tahir fully deserved his victory in the tournament. With the pre-tournament favorites finishing further down the field than normal, second and third places were suprising. But Lycett lost only one game, to the eventual winner and Sadedin was the only player to play Tahir without losing, getting a draw in the fourth round.

1 Tahir Lushaj 8
2 Garry Lycett 7
3-4 Pranas Silas 6.5
Sadedin Redzepagic 6.5
5-9 Zdravko Lojanica 6
Abdulwahab Rashid 6
Miralem Campara 6
Matthew Potter 6
Andrew Atem 6
10-12 Milenko Lojanica 5.5
Sujendra Premaka 5.5
Kuol Deng 5.5
13-21 Mehmedalija Dizdarevic 5
Anteney Nagendirarajah 5
Robert Parrot 5
Ramo Burzic 5
Mendel Armerman 5
Phillip Drew 5
Daniel Jonas 5
Henk Scherrenberg 5
Bob Spiric 5
etc - Garry Lycett

Games from the recent City of Adelaide Championship can be viewed here

IM Aleks Wohl has finished 11th in the Lausanne Open in Switzerland. Wohl, rated 2403, scored 5/9 with draws againstr GMs Petrosian and Kengis and just one loss to GM F.Berkes. - Peter Parr

NSW Champs: Leading scores after 4 rounds: A.Bird 4/4, FM M.Fuller 3.5/4, FM G.Canfell 3/4.

Bird,Andrew    --    Canfell,Greg
NSW Championship   Sydney
1-0     E92j

1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.d4 O-O 6.Be2 e5 7.Be3 Qe7 8. dxe5 dxe5 9.Nd5 Qd8 10.Bc5 Nxe4

Karpov-Kasparov 1990
11.Be7 Qd7 12.Bxf8 Kxf8 13.Qd3 Nd6 14.Qa3 e4 15.Ng5
sharper than Nd2 as in Shipov-Ahn in 1996
15...Kg8 16.Rd1 h6

17.Nxe4 Nxe4 18.Ne7+ Kh7 19.Rxd7 Bxd7 20.Bf3 Nd6 21.b3 Bf8 22.Nd5 Na6 23.Nf6+ Kh8 24.Nxd7 Re8+ 25.Be2 Bg7 26.Kf1 Ne4 27.Qc1 Re7 28.Bf3 Nc3 29.Nf6 Bxf6 30.Qxh6+ Kg8 31.g3 Nc5 32.h4 Bg7 33.Qg5 Rd7 34.Qxc5 Rd2 35.Qg5 Rxa2 36.Kg2 c5 37.Qd8+ Kh7 38.h5 g5 39.Qxg5 Bd4 40. Qf5+ Kh8 41.Qc8+ Kh7 42.Qf5+ Kh8 43.Rf1

The Correspondence Chess League of Australia needs 12 players to make up the 20 boards for its BFCC Match.

Details: Webserver play; 2 games each player only; 10 moves in 40 days, 20/80 etc; Live Transmission; Start: 7th November.

The 12 players we need to make up the 20 boards will be on a "first come, first serve basis" - if you haven't used the ICCF Webserver yet then this could be a great opportunity to try it out!

Kind regards,
Tim Runting.

Australian Championships and Australian Junior Championships 28 December 2005 to 9 January 2006

Entries are coming in steadily for these important events being held at the five star Carlton Crest Hotel in Brisbane. A full list of participants can be found at the official website This webpage includes an online entry form and the facility to enter online.

This will be the first time that the Australian Championships have been held in Brisbane since 1967, and the Australian Juniors were last held in Brisbane in 1989. Already a host of GMs and strong IMs have confirmed their entry.

If you wish to take advantage of the fantastic accommodation deal being offered by the Carlton Crest, you need to get in quick because it closes this Friday 30 September. The deal is $119 per room per night (accommodating a family of 2 adults and 2 kids - or 3 adults). This price then reverts to the still very special price of $129 per night.

For those intending to enter the Australian Major, this will be FIDE rated.

If you would like a hard copy entry form, or have an enquiry not covered by our webpage, please contact Ian Murray phone 3349 2745.

Cheers Graeme Gardiner

Seminars for Arbiters and Trainers will be held in Singapore in conjunction with the Singapore International Chess Convention. Please write or for enquiries or registration before 15 November 2005.

With Best Regards,
Ignatius Leong

Click here for details.

The ACF has voted against a proposal to admit extra foreign players into the upcoiming Australian championship. is a new website featuring chess videos that's well worth a look. Based in the US, the video archive is run by IM Bill Paschall, IM Jesse Kraai, IM Attila Turzo and IM David Vigorito. A new video is relased every day, Monday through Friday.

A documentary about a genius chess player won the top prize at the inaugural DOCNZ New Zealand international documentary film festival, announced last night.

For more details, click here. now offers daily chess news and the best games annotated by masters. There are also regular games available for free downloading.


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)

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:

Anand, Topalov lead FIDE World Championship: Play has begun in Argentina. Anand, Topalov, Morozevich, Adams, Leko, Kasimdzhanov, Svidler and Polgar ared playing. The double round robin has a prize fund of $US1 million with $300,000 for the winner.Round 1 Standings: Anand, Topalov 1.0; Adams, Svidler, Kasimdzhanov, Morozevich 0.5; Leko, Polgar 0.0 Site : View games

Karpov was recently in South America, playing some simuls and giving interviews. read the summary here. View games. Thanks to Hernan Sartori of the Clarin newspaper of Argentina.

Bulgarian Team Championship: 14 GMs and 25 IMs are playing. Site

Monarch Assurance Open: Tiviakov and Korneev lead with 3/3. Site : View games

Internacional Governador Mario Covas: Players include Vescovi, Milos, Leitao, Felgaer, Granda Zuniga and Rodriguez. Site

European Club Cup: Final Round 7 Standings: 1 Tomsk-400 6 0 1 12 29.5; 2 Polonia Plus GSM 6 0 1 12 29; 3 NAO Chess Club 6 0 1 12 27.5; 4 Ural 4 2 1 10 28; 5 Werder Bremen 5 0 2 10 27; 6 TV Tegernsee 4 2 1 10 25.5; 7 I & A Tbilisi 4 2 1 10 24.5; 8 TPS 5 0 2 10 24.5; 9 Ashdod City Club 4 1 2 9 25.5; 10 Beer Sheva Chess Club 4 1 2 9 25.5. Site : View games


Polgar, Ju (2735)    --    Anand, V (2788)
WCh-FIDE  (1)   San Luis ARG
2005.09.28     0-1     B17

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nd7 5.Bd3 Ngf6 6.Nf3 Nxe4 7.Bxe4 Nf6 8.Bd3 Bg4 9.Be3 e6 10.c3 Bd6 11.h3 Bh5 12.Qe2 Qa5 13.a4 O-O 14.Qc2 Bxf3 15.gxf3 Qh5 16.O-O-O Nd5 17.Kb1 b5 18.Rdg1 f6 19.axb5 cxb5 20.Bc1 Rab8 21.Qe2 Rfe8 22.Qe4 Kh8 23.h4 f5 24.Qe2 Qf7 25.Rg2 Bf4 26.Rhg1 Rg8 27. Be3 Qd7 28.Qd2 Bd6 29.Bc2 Qb7 30.Bg5 b4 31.c4 b3 32.Bd3 Bb4 33.Qe2 Qa6 34. Bh6!?

Nc3+!! 35.bxc3 Bxc3 36.Kc1 Qa3+ 37.Kd1 Qa1+ 38.Bc1 b2 39.Qe3 Bxd4 40.Qd2 bxc1=Q+ 41.Qxc1 Qa2
Black's attack is ruthless

Topalov, V (2788)    --    Anand, V (2788)
WCh-FIDE  (2)   San Luis ARG
2005.09.29     1/2-1/2     E15

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6 4.g3 Ba6 5.b3 Bb4+ 6.Bd2 Be7 7.Bg2 c6 8. Bc3 d5 9.Ne5 Nfd7 10.Nxd7 Nxd7 11.Nd2 O-O 12.O-O Rc8 13.e4 c5 14.exd5 exd5 15.dxc5 dxc4 16.c6 cxb3 17.Re1 b2 18.Bxb2 Nc5 19.Nc4! Bxc4 20.Qg4 Bg5 21. Qxc4 Nd3 22.Ba3!? Nxe1 23.Rxe1 Re8 24.Rxe8+ Qxe8 25.Bd5

White has good compensation
26.Kg2 Be7 27.Bb2 Bf6 28.Bc1 Qe7 29.Be3 Rc7 30.h4 Be5 31.Qd3 Bd6 32.Bg5 Qe8 33.Qf3 b5 34.Be3 Qe5 35.Qd1 Qe8 36.Qxh5 Rxc6!? 37.Bxa7 Ra6 38. Bd4 Bf8 39.Be5 b4 40.Qf5 g6 41.Qf4 Qe7 42.Bd4 Ra5 43.Qf3 Bg7 44.Bb6 Rb5 45.Be3 Bc3 46.Bg5 Qa7 47.Qd3 Rb6 48.Be3 Qa6 49.Bxf7+! Kxf7 50.Qd7+ Kf8 51. Qd8+ Kf7 52.Qc7+ Kg8 53.Qxb6 Qxa2 54.Qxg6+ +-
White is winning, but mucks it up
54...Kh8 55.Qc6 Qf7 56.g4 Bg7 57.h5 b3 58.Qe4 b2 59.h6 Bf6 60.Bd4 Kg8 61.Bxf6 Qxf6 62.Kg3 Qb6 63.Qc4+ Kh7 64.g5 Qg6 65.Qc7+ Kg8 66.Qb8+ Kf7 67.Qb7+ Kf8 68.Qb8+ Kf7 69.Qb3+ Kf8 70.Qf3+ Ke7 71.Qe3+ Kd7 72.Qd4+ Ke6 73.Qxb2 Qxg5+ 74.Kf3 Qh5+ 75.Ke4 Qf5+ 76.Ke3 Qg5+ 77.f4 Qg3+ 78.Ke4 Qe1+ 79.Kf3 Qf1+ 80.Kg3 Qg1+ 81.Qg2 Qb1 82.Qc6+ Kf7 83.Qd7+ Kf6 84.Qg7+ Ke6 85. Qe5+ Kf7 86.Qh5+ Kf6 87.Qg5+ Kf7 88.Qh5+ Kf6 89.Qh4+ Kf7 90.h7 Qe1+ 91.Kg4 Qd1+ 92.Kg5 Qd8+ 93.Kh5 Qd5+ 94.Qg5 Qh1+ 95.Qh4 Qd5+ 96.Kg4 Qd1+ 97.Kg3 Qe1+ 1/2-1/2

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#

Sax, G (2568)    --    Hermansson, E (2430)
21st ECC  (3)   Saint Vincent ITA
2005.09.20     1-0     B12

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 Bf5 4.h4 h5 5.c4 e6 6.Nc3 Ne7 7.Nge2 dxc4 8.Ng3 Bg6 9.Bg5 Qc7 10.Bxc4 Nd7 11.Rc1 Nf5 12.Nxf5 Bxf5 13.Bd3 Bxd3 14.Qxd3 f6 15.Qg6+ Ke7 16.exf6+ gxf6

17.O-O!! fxg5 18.Nd5+!! exd5 19.Rfe1+ Ne5
( 19...Kd8 20.Re8# )
20.Rxe5+ Qxe5 21.dxe5 Kd7 22.e6+ Kd6 23.e7+ Kxe7 24.Re1+ Kd7 25.Qf7+ 1-0

Makoli, P (2206)    --    Brunello, S (2373)
21st ECC  (3)   Saint Vincent ITA
2005.09.20     1-0     A47

1.Nf3 Nf6 2.d4 e6 3.e3 b6 4.Bd3 Bb7 5.O-O c5 6.Qe2 Nc6 7.b3 Nb4 8. Nbd2 Be7 9.Bb2 O-O 10.e4 Nxd3 11.cxd3 d6 12.dxc5 dxc5 13.Ne5 Ne8 14.f4 f6 15.Ng4 Nc7 16.a4 Na6 17.Rf3 Rf7 18.Rg3 Kh8 19.Nc4 Nb4 20.Nf2 Bf8 21.Qh5 Rd7 22.Rh3 h6 23.Ng4 Rxd3

24.Nxf6!! gxf6 25.Qf7 Rd1+ 26.Kf2 Rd2+ 27.Kg1! Rxb2 28.Rg3!!
An instructive position, which occurs a lot. Black can't stop mate on g7 or g8
28...Rxg2+ 29.Rxg2 Qd4+ 30.Ne3 Qxa1+ 31.Nf1 1-0

Thorhallsson, T (2454)    --    Johannessen, LE (2543)
21st ECC  (4)   Saint Vincent ITA
2005.09.21     0-1     B33

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e5 6.Ndb5 d6 7.Bg5 a6 8.Na3 b5 9.Nd5 Be7 10.Nxe7 Nxe7 11.Bd3 Bb7 12.Bxf6 gxf6 13.Qh5 d5 14.O-O-O d4 15.Nb1 Qa5 16.a3 b4 17.Qh6 Ng6 18.g3 Rb8 19.f4 bxa3 20.Nxa3 Qb4 21.Nc4 Bxe4 22.Bxe4 Qxc4 23.f5

Rxb2!! 24.Kxb2
( 24.fxg6 Qb4 25.gxf7+ Ke7 26.f8=Q+ Rxf8 27.Qg7+ Rf7 with ...Rb1 mate coming )
24...Qb4+ 25.Kc1 Qa3+ 26.Kd2 Nf4!! 27.Bc6+ Ke7 28.Ke1 Qe3+ 29.Kf1 Qe2+ 0-1

Moiseenko, A (2664)    --    Horvath, Ad1 (2545)
21st ECC  (4)   Saint Vincent ITA
2005.09.21     1-0     D07

1.d4 d5 2.c4 Nc6 3.Nc3 dxc4 4.d5 Ne5 5.f4 Ng4 6.e4 e5 7.Nf3 Bc5 8. Bxc4 Qe7 9.Nxe5 Nxe5 10.fxe5 Qxe5 11.Bb5+ Kf8 12.Qf3 Nf6 13.Bf4 Qd4 14.h3 Bd7 15.Bd3 Bb4 16.a3 Bxc3+ 17.bxc3 Qxc3+ 18.Kf2 Re8 19.Rhe1 c6 20.Kf1 h6 21.Bd6+ Kg8 22.Rab1 Bc8 23.Rbc1 Qd4 24.Bc5 Qe5 25.Bxa7 Bd7 26.Bf2 cxd5 27. exd5 Qxd5??

28.Rxe8+ Bxe8 29.Qxd5 Nxd5 30.Rc8! Nf6 31.Bd4! Kf8 32.Bc5+! Kg8 33.Be7!

Sakaev, K (2669)    --    Lautier, J (2672)
21st ECC  (5)   Saint Vincent ITA
2005.09.22     0-1     E12

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6 4.Nc3 Bb7 5.Bg5 h6 6.Bh4 g5 7.Bg3 Nh5 8.e3 Nxg3 9.hxg3 Bg7 10.Qc2 Nc6 11.O-O-O Qe7 12.g4 O-O-O 13.a3 Kb8 14.Kb1 d6 15.Bd3 Na5 16.b4 Nc6 17.Be4 d5 18.cxd5 exd5 19.Bf5 a5 20.bxa5 Nxa5 21.a4 Rd6 22.Qb2 Rc6 23.Nd2 Nc4 24.Qb3 Rd8 25.Bd3 Na5 26.Qb2 Bc8 27.Bf5 Ba6 28. Na2 Rcd6 29.Nb4 Bb7 30.Nd3 Qe8 31.Ne5 c5 32.Bc2 Ka7 33.Rhe1 Re6 34.Bf5 Re7 35.Qb5

Rxe5!! 36.dxe5 Qxe5 37.Ka2 Bc6 38.Qb1 Bxa4 39.Rc1 Qe8 40.Bc2 Kb7 41.Nb3 Nxb3 42.Bxb3 Ra8

Fish, G (2550)    --    Lautier, J (2672)
21st ECC  (6)   Saint Vincent ITA
2005.09.23     0-1     E56

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Nf3 d5 5.e3 O-O 6.Bd3 c5 7.O-O Nc6 8. cxd5 exd5 9.dxc5 Bg4 10.Be2 Qe7 11.b3 Bxc5 12.Bb2 Rfd8 13.Nd4 Bxd4 14.Bxg4 Be5 15.Bh3 Ne4 16.Rc1

d4!! 17.exd4
( 17.Nxe4 dxe3 18.Qc2 Bxb2 19.Qxb2 Qxe4 )
17...Rxd4 18.Nd5 Bxh2+!! 19.Kh1 Nxf2+!! 20.Rxf2 Rxd1+
Now it's with check!
21.Rxd1 Qh4 22.Re2 Bg3 23.Rd3 Qg5 24.Re4 h5 25.Ree3 Be5 26.Ba3 Kh8 27.Rf3 Nd4 28.Rxf7 Qg6 0-1

Radjabov, T (2682)    --    Babula, V (2604)
21st ECC  (6)   Saint Vincent ITA
2005.09.23     1-0     B85

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e6 6.f4 a6 7.Be2 Be7 8. O-O O-O 9.Kh1 Qc7 10.a4 Nc6 11.Be3 Re8 12.Qd2 Bd7 13.Nb3 b6 14.Bf3 Rab8 15.g4 Bc8 16.g5 Nd7 17.Bg2 Bb7 18.Qf2 g6 19.h4 Bf8 20.Rad1 Nc5 21.h5 Ba8 22.f5 Ne5 23.Bd4 Ncd7 24.hxg6 fxg6?! 25.fxe6 Rxe6 26.Nd5 Bxd5 27.exd5 Re7 28.Bxe5 Nxe5 29.Nd4! +- Rf7 30.Qe3 Rxf1+ 31.Rxf1 Be7 32.Qf4 Qc4 33.b3 Qc7 34.c4 Qc8 35.Nc6! Nxc6 36.Qf7+ Kh8 37.dxc6 Bxg5 38.c7! Ra8 39.Qf3!

( 39.Qf3 Ra7 40.Qf8+ )

Motylev, A (2675)    --    Horvath, Ad1 (2545)
21st ECC  (6)   Saint Vincent ITA
2005.09.23     1-0     B46

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nc6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Nxc6 bxc6 7.Bd3 d5 8.O-O Nf6 9.Re1 Be7 10.e5 Nd7 11.Na4 Nb6 12.Nxb6 Qxb6 13.c4 dxc4 14.Bxc4 O-O 15.Qb3 Qd4 16.Qc3!? Bc5 17.Qc2 Be7 18.Bd3 Qh4 19.Re3 h6 20.g3 Qd4 21. Re4 Qd5 22.Be3 c5 23.Rg4 Qxe5 24.Bxh6 Bf6 25.Bh7+ Kh8

26.Bxg7+!! Bxg7 27. Be4!! Rb8 28.Rh4+ Bh6
( 28...Kg8?? 29.Bh7+ Kh8 30.Bg8+!! Kxg8 31.Qh7# )
29.Qd2 Qg7 30.Rxh6+ Kg8 31.Bh7+ Kh8 32.Rh5 Qxb2 33.Bc2+ Kg8 34.Rg5+ Kh8 35.Qd1! 1-0

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:

Berger Cup: Monday nights, 17 October-12 December; Hakoah Club, 61 Hall Street Bondi, NSW; 9 round Swiss; Open/Under 1700; 7.30pm start; Registration by emailing $40/$30/$20 entry; Vladimir Feldman 0414798503;

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.

Best wishes till next time
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