Australian Chess Federation newsletter
No. 338, October 13, 2005

In this issue:

City of Sydney Junior
Xie in Asian Championships
Viner, Zaric, Dekic shine in World Seniors
Ergas junior chess training squad Camp
CAWA office bearers
Caloundra Cancelled
Vic Champs update
World News - Topalov leads world champs
Games - World Champs
Grand Prix
Other Events

City of Sydney Junior Championships: the tournament attracted 112 players, nearly twice as many as last year. The Under 18 division was won convincingly by 11-year-old Raymond Song with a clean score. Three players - Adrian Miranda, Edwin Wu and William Xu - tied in the Under 15 division and will play off for the title.

Leading final scores - Under 18 (21 players, 8 rounds): Raymond Song 8, Jeffrey Tse 6, David Webster 5.5
Under 15 (28 players, 8 rounds): Adrian Miranda, Edwin Wu and William Xu 6.5.
Under 12 (63 players, 11 rounds) William Yap 9, John McMahon, Eric Shi, Michael Rice, Jonathan Ren and Jordan Morris 8.

- Peter Parr

George Xie is playing the Asian Championships in India. Leading scores: Zhang Zhong, Li Shilong 4.5; Koneru, Neelotpal, Ni Hua, Zhou Jianchao and Megaranto 4.0. Xie lost his first tow games but won the next two in fine style. As reported last week, Xie will later represent Australia at the World Junior in Istanbul, Turkey. George is the reigning NSW and City of Sydney Champion and has a rating of 2364 FIDE and 2321 ACF.

Xie, G (2340)    --    Singh, Ri (2299)
5th ch-Asian  (3)   Hyderabad IND
2005.10.08     1-0     B28

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 a6 3.c4 d6 4.d4 Bg4 5.dxc5 Bxf3 6.gxf3!? dxc5 7.Qxd8+ Kxd8 8.Be3 e6 9.Nc3 Nf6 10.O-O-O+ Kc7 11.e5 Nfd7 12.f4 Nc6 13.Ne4 f6?!

14. Bh3! Re8 15.exf6 gxf6 16.Rxd7+!! Kxd7 17.Nxf6+ Ke7 18.Nxe8 Kxe8 19.Bxe6 +-
With two bishops and a couple of passed pawns, white shouldn't have much trouble
19...Nd4 20.Bc8 b6 21.Bxa6 Bg7 22.Bb7 Kd7 23.Be4 Ke6 24.Re1 h6 25. Bd2 Rf8 26.h4 Kd6 27.h5 Bh8 28.Kb1 Re8 29.f5 Bf6 30.Bxh6 Rh8 31.Bf4+ Be5 32.Bg5 Rxh5 33.f4 Bh8 34.Be7+! Kd7 35.f6 Rh2 36.Bd5 Ne2 37.f5 Nf4 38.Be6+ Kc6 39.Rd1 Re2 40.Rh1 1-0

Laxman, R (2404)    --    Xie, G (2340)
5th ch-Asian  (4)   Hyderabad IND
2005.10.09     0-1     B30

1.Nf3 c5 2.e4 Nc6 3.Nc3 e6 4.Bb5 Nd4 5.O-O a6 6.Bd3 Ne7 7.Nxd4 cxd4 8.Ne2 d5 9.e5 Nc6 10.f4 Bc5 11.a3 O-O 12.b4 Bb6 13.Ng3 Qh4!

Otherwise white will play Qh5
14.Nh5 f6 15.exf6 g6!? 16.Ng3 Rxf6 17.Ne2 g5!? 18.g3 Qh5 19.fxg5 Rxf1+ 20.Qxf1 e5 21.Bb2 Bg4 22.Qg2 Bxe2
Why not ...Bf3!?
23.Qxd5+ Kh8 24.Qd7 Rf8 25.Rc1 Rf7 26.Bxe2 Qxe2 27.Qc8+ Kg7 28.d3 Bd8! 0-1

World Senior Championship: Australian representatives Phil Viner and Srboljub Zaric have performed well in the World Senior Championship in Lignano, Italy. And Australia's IWM Biljana Dekic also finished up among the leaders in the World Seniors Womens Championship.

Men's leading final standings, 11 rounds: Spassov, Jansa 8.5; Vasiukov, Chernikov, Karasev, Jakobsen, Arkhangelsky, Malmdin 8.0 ... 27th Srboljub Zaric 7.0, 33rd Phillip Viner 6.5.

Women's leading final standings, 9 rounds: Saunina 7.5; Erenska 7.0; Fomina, Fatalibekova 6.0; Epstein, Dragasevic, Shestoperova 5.5; Dotan, Beliaeva, Biljana Dekic 5.0.

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Zaric, S    --    Taksrud, V (2049)
Wch-Seniors  (8)   Lignano Sabbiadoro ITA
2005.10.06     1-0     B01

1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Nf6 3.d4 Nxd5 4.c4 Nb6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Be3 Bg7 7.Qd2 O-O 8.O-O-O Nc6 9.Bh6 Bg4 10.Bxg7 Kxg7 11.f3 Bd7?! 12.h4 h6 13.c5 Nc8 14.d5 Ne5 15.h5 g5 16.f4 gxf4 17.Qxf4 f6 18.Nf3 Bg4 19.Nxe5 Bxd1 20.Qg3+ 1-0

Ergas junior chess training squad Camp: The major activity for the squad this year was the camp in Melbourne. Local players were added in, if squad members were unable to attend. This allows the local area to have some benefit for hosting the camp and to extend the benefits of the sponsorship as wide as possible.

Box Hill and Whitehorse Junior were the hosts this year and the first time an Ergas/NECG activity has been held in Victoria.

Box Hill/Whitehorse did a wonderful job – everything was so well organised and flowed beautifully. Politicians were present for opening and closing ceremonies and media. Stephen Mayne from Crikey! came and gave a motivational speech, which also resulted in some good exposure for chess in Crikey!

Both Jason Hu and Tamzin Oliver celebrated their birthdays during the camp and Jason had a special surprise on his birthday, as Carl Gorka, a strong chess player and recent arrival in Melbourne, is also a fire eater and gave a demo for the kids of juggling and (surprise) fire eating.

The kids bonded well and worked hard. Most of the feedback I have had so far has been positive. There is obviously still a lot of room for improvement. A survey has been sent out to all squad members and invited players and this will be used to fine tune next years squad. Hopefully our funding will continue!

Training tournament:
=1st Jason Hu, Vincent Suttor, Junta Ikeda
=4th Gareth Oliver, David Hacche

Full results and news can be seen at

In early February next year, I will compile an initial list of juniors who performed well at the Aus Juniors/Championships/Major. i.e finished in top 3 for age group.

Any other state organisation, coach, interested party may then add names to the list. We are not trying to exclude anyone. (However if a child is unrated, or not on the best lists, then perhaps they need another year to improve, before trying for selection).

A large number of thank-yous!

- Box Hill and Whitehorse Junior for hosting the Camp and providing venue and equipment.
- Gerrit Hartland for his support and pre camp organisation.
- Kerry Lyall for the huge amount of work she did before and during the camp.
- Trevor Stanning and David Flude for assistance during the camp. Nothing seemed to be too much trouble for them. (and Kerry)
- Rowena for the Fire eating treat, which will live long in the kids (and adults) memories.
- Carl Gorka for providing the above mentioned treat - and a strong chess player too!
- Shaun Fielder for the website
- Brian Jones and ACE for providing some of the prizes.
- Our hard working coaches
GM Ian Rogers
GM Darryl Johansen
IM David Smerdon
FM Geoff Saw
- Our guest lecturers
IM Robert Jamieson
FM Bill Jordan
- Our brave adults who provided extra strength in the tournament
David Hacche
Denis Bourmistrov
Marcus Raine
David Flude
- Gladys Liu for organisisng the pollies (Bruce Atkinson - Liberal Sport and Rec, Jason Lebisch standing in for Anna Burke, Federal member for Chisholm and Robert Clark, state member for Box Hill)
- Stephen Mayne from Crikey! for an excellent motivational speech (and good PR in his publication)
- Rowena Moyle, Liz Wallis and Gladys Liu for providing Billets
- all the parents who provide time, money and support to enable their kids to participate.
- an extra thank-you to Ian for providing me with a sounding board and advice.
- last but most important of all to Mr Henry Ergas for his second year of sponsorship - without him none of this would be possible.
(apologies to anyone I have forgotten - there is always someone!)
- Jenni Oliver

CAWA office bearers: The Chess Association of WA has unveiled its new team:

President: Wolfgang Leonhardt
Senior Vice-President vacant
Junior Vice-President: John Fedec
Secretary: Norbert Muller
Treasurer; Joe Klimczak
CAWA Ratings Officer / Membership Officer: Tom Lockwood
Minutes Secretary: Sophie Payne
Tournament Coordinator / Regional Coordinator: Haydn Barber
Newsletter Editor: Natalie Maris
Web Master: Mike McGregor
Primary School Coordinator: Ian Faithful
Secondary School Coordinator: Denis McMahon
WA Sports Federation delegate: Bob Pilgrim
Newspaper Correspondent: David Ellis
Junior Ratings Officer: Rob Maris
Auditor: Ricki Bejawn, W P Warwick & Co
Harris/Edwardes Trophy Coordinator: Gordon Dunlop
Junior Coaching Coordinator vacant

Contact details here.

Caloundra Cancelled: The Suncoast Chess Club has decided not to hold the Caloundra Open in 2006. However, it will be holding two one-day open Allegro events:
Suncoast February Allegro; Sunday Feb 26; The SuperBee. Tanawha, Sunshine Coast.
Suncoast April Allegro; Sunday April 23; The SuperBee. Tanawha, Sunshine Coast.

Victorian Championship update: Last week we mixed up the MCC Open scores with the Victorian Championship results. Here are the correct results:

Victorian Championship Progress Scores:

+5 Johansen;
+4 Rujevic;
+2 Levi, Froehlich;
+1 Smerdon, Sandler;
-1 Depasquale;
-2 Hacche, Goldenberg;
-4 Beaumont;
-6 Hislop.

Melbourne Chess Club Open - Leading scores after 7 rounds:

6.0 Froehlich, West
5.5 Pyke
5.0 Hislop, Kara
4.5 Skiotis, Raine, Fry
4.0 Ivanov, Ly, Beattie, Beaumont, Fortin

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

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 on (02) 6288 1935 or mobile 0418 278324

- Jey Hoole
ACF Secretary

World News:

Anand beats Leko in FIDE World Championship: Anand beat Leko in round 12 with black to move into joint second as Topalov and Svidler drew. Topalov leads by 1.5 points with 2 rounds to go. Topalov In round 11 Topalov survived a sacrificial attack by Adams, while Svidler and Anand won against Morozevich and Kasimdzhanov. Topalov missed a win against Morozevich in round 10, but a draw retained his 2-point lead. Kasimdzhanov beat Polgar. In round 9 Topalov forced a quick draw against Anand, while Morozevich moved into third spot with his third successive victory, this time over Leko. Topalov still leads by two points. Round 8 saw Leko hold Topalov, while Svidler drew Adams. Anand beat Polgar and Moro beat Kasimdzhanov. In round 7 Topalov beat Kasimdzhanov, while Anand lost to Morozevich, Leko beat Adams and Svidler downed Polgar. Round 6 saw Topalov beat Polgar with black, while Anand and Svidler drew. In round 5 Topalov beat Svidler, other games drawn. In round 4, Leko recovered from a poor start to beat Polgar; Kasimdzhanov upset Anand; Topalov beat Adams and Morozevich continued his disastrous form with a loss to Svidler. Round 3 saw Anand-Adams 1-0; Svidler-Leko 1-0; and Polgar-Kasimdzhanov 1-0, while Morozevich-Topalov was 0-1. All round 2 games drawn. Anand, Topalov, Morozevich, Adams, Leko, Kasimdzhanov, Svidler and Polgar are playing.

Round 12 Standings: 1. Topalov, Veselin g BUL 2788 9.0; 2. Svidler, Peter g RUS 2738 7.5; 3. Anand, Viswanathan g IND 2788 7.5; 4. Morozevich, Alexander g RUS 2707 6.0; 5. Kasimdzhanov, Rustam g UZB 2670 5.0; 6. Leko, Peter g HUN 2763 5.0; 7. Adams, Michael g ENG 2719 4.5; 8. Polgar, Judit g HUN 2735 3.5.
Site : View games

Aronian wins Karabakh International: A very strong tournament taking place in a disputed region between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Final standings: 1. Aronian, Levon g ARM 2724 6.0/9; 2. Anastasian, Ashot g ARM 2596 5.5; 3. Nakamura, Hikaru g USA 2662 5.5; 4. Sokolov, Ivan g NED 2696 5.0; 5. Ivanchuk, Vassily g UKR 2748 4.0; 6. Asrian, Karen g ARM 2645 4.0; 7. Bologan, Viktor g MDA 2682 4.0; 8. Macieja, Bartlomiej g POL 2592 4.0; 9. Dreev, Alexey g RUS 2694 3.5; 10. Bu Xiangzhi g CHN 2637 3.5. B group: 1. Petrosian, Tigran L g ARM 2564 6.5; 2. L'Ami, Erwin m NED 2541 6.5; 3. Grigoriants, Sergey g RUS 2539 6.5; 4. Yegiazarian, Arsen g ARM 2537 5.5; 5. Galstian, Beniamin m ARM 2474 5.0; 6. Tischbierek, Raj g GER 2466 4.5; 7. Chibukhchian, Artur m ARM 2397 3.5; 8. Sveshnikov, Evgeny g LAT 2507 3.0; 9. Lopez Martinez, Josep Manuel m ESP 2505 2.5; 10. Lahno, Kateryna m UKR 2509 1.5 Site : View games A : View games B

World Seniors: Leading final standings: Spassov, Jansa 8.5; Vasiukov, Chernikov, Karasev, Jakobsen, Arkhangelsky, Malmdin 8.0 ... 27th Srboljub Zaric 7.0, 33rd Phillip Viner 6.5. Women's Final Round 9 Standings: Saunina 7.5; Erenska 7.0; Fomina, Fatalibekova 6.0; Epstein, Dragasevic, Shestoperova 5.5; Dotan, Beliaeva, Biljana Dekic 5.0. Site : View games

Hamburger Open: Leading final scores, 9 rounds: Gouliev, Kempinski, Eingorn, Nijboer, Solodovnichenko 7.5; Kopylov, Dembo, Hector, Baramidze, T.Ernst 7.0. Site : View games A : View games B

Gausdal Bygger'n Masters: Norway. Leading final standings, 9 rounds: Carlsen 8.0; Dobrov 7.0; Kulaots, Burmakin 6.5; Akesson, Hole, Antic, Brynell 6.0. Site : View games

Asian Championship: Lots of strong GMs, including teenage sensation Wang Hao. Leading scores after 4 rounds: Zhang Zhong, Wang Hao, Li Shilong, Dao Thien Hai, Megaranto Susanto, Neelotpal Das 3.5. Site : View games

Ilyuzmzhinov resigns: Kirsan Ilyuzmzhinov has resigned as president of Russia’s internal republic of Kalmykia, according to ITAR-TASS news agency reports. Apparently the resignation concerned Russian President Putin's lack of confidence in the FIDE leader. Kirsan was considered part of the "old guard" and his leadership has been rocked by reports of violent protests, human rights abuses and crackdowns on the free press. More


Morozevich, A (2707)    --    Anand, V (2788)
WCh-FIDE  (7)   San Luis ARG
2005.10.05     1-0     B12

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 Bf5 4.Nf3 e6 5.Be2 Ne7 6.Nbd2 h6 7.O-O Nd7 8.c3 a6 9.Nb3 Rc8 10.Nh4 Bh7 11.f4 c5 12.Bh5 Nf5 13.Nxf5 Bxf5 14.Be3 g6 15.Be2 h5

Necessary to stop g4
16.dxc5 Nxc5 17.Nd4 Be4 18.a4 h4 19.a5 h3 20.g3 Bg2 21.Rf2 Ne4

22. Rxg2!?
The bishop was a little too active to ignore
22...hxg2 23.Kxg2 Bc5 24.Bd3 Qd7 25.Qf3 Bxd4 26.Bxd4 f5!?
( 26...Nc5 27.Bc2!? with b4 and Ba4 looming )
27.exf6 e5!?
Anand bids for counterplay by opening up the queen's path to h3
Moro rushes to eliminate the dangerous knight
( 28.fxe5 Qh3+ 29.Kg1 Qxh2+ 30.Kf1 Nd2+ is fatal )
28...Qh3+ 29.Kf2 Qxh2+ 30.Qg2 exd4 31.Bxg6+ Kf8 32.Re1!
White's kingside pawns are very dangerous. Here he indirectly defends c3 because of the Re8+ threat
32...d3 33.Bxd3 Rc6 34.Re5 Rd6 35.Kf3 Qxg2+ 36.Kxg2 Rh6 37.g4 Rhxf6 38.f5 +/- Rf7 39.Kg3 b5 40.axb6 Rxb6 41.g5! Rd7
( 41...Rxb2 42.Rxd5 ( 42.f6!? Rb3 43.Bg6! Rxc3+ 44.Kf4 Rcc7 45.Bxf7 Rxf7 46.Rxd5 wins ) )
42.f6 d4 43.Bg6! Rb8 44.cxd4 Rxd4 45.Re7! Rdb4
( 45...Rxb2?? 46.Re8# )
46.Rf7+ Kg8 47.Rg7+ Kh8 48.Bf7 Rd4
( 48...Rxb2 49.g6 and Rh7 mate next )
49.Rg6 Rd3+ 50.Kg4

( 50.Kg4 Rb4+ 51.Kf5 Rf3+ 52.Ke6 Rb6+ 53.Kd5 and black will run out of checks )

Topalov, V (2788)    --    Kasimdzhanov, R (2670)
WCh-FIDE  (7)   San Luis ARG
2005.10.05     1-0     C88

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 O-O 8. h3 Bb7 9.d3 d6 10.a3 Na5 11.Ba2 c5 12.Nbd2 Nc6 13.Nf1 Bc8 14.c3 Be6 15. Bxe6 fxe6 16.b4 Qd7 17.Qb3 Rfb8 18.N1h2 a5 19.Bd2 h6 20.Ng4 Nxg4 21.hxg4 axb4 22.axb4 cxb4 23.cxb4 Bf6 24.Rec1 Kf7 25.g3 Qb7 26.Kg2 Rxa1 27.Rxa1 Ra8 28.Rh1!? Nd4 29.Nxd4 exd4 30.Bf4 d5 31.e5 Be7 32.Qd1!

threatening g5! and Qh5+ with a quick attack
32...Bg5 33.Bxg5 hxg5 34.Rh5
Now black's doubletons are more vulnerable than white's
34...Qe7 35.Qh1! Rf8
( 35...Qxb4 36.Rxg5 or Rh7 )
36.Rh7 Ke8
( 36...Qxb4 37.Qh5+ Ke7 38.Qxg5+ Kd7 39.Qxg7+ )
37.Qa1! Kf7
( 37...Qxb4 38.Qa8+ Kf7 39.Qb7+ )
38.Qc1 Ke8 39.Qa1 Kf7 40.Qxd4 Kg8 41.Rh1 Qf7 42.Qe3 d4!? 43.Qe2
( 43.Qxd4 Qf3+ 44.Kg1 Rf4!? 45.gxf4 Qxg4+ with perpetual check )
43...Qb7+ 44.Qe4 Qxe4+ 45.dxe4 Rc8 46.Rb1 Rc3 47.Rb2 Kf7 48.Kf1 Rc1+ 49. Ke2 Rc3 50.Ra2 Rb3 51.Ra7+ Kf8 52.Rb7 Rxb4 53.Kd3!
White has shed a pawn, but black's tied up - the rook can't move without losing a pawn
53...Rb2! 54.f4 Rb3+ 55.Kxd4 Rxg3 56.f5! Rxg4 57.f6! Rg1!
( 57...gxf6 58.exf6 gives access to e5 )
58.Rxg7 b4 59.Kc5! b3 60.Rb7 Ra1
( 60...Rb1 61.Kd6 is hopeless )
61.Rxb3 Ra5+ 62.Kd4 Ra4+ 63.Ke3 Ra5 64.Rb8+ Kf7 65.Rb7+ Kf8 66.Kd4 Ra4+ 67.Kc5! Ra5+ 68.Kd4 Ra4+ 69.Ke3 Ra3+ 70.Kf2 Ra5 71.Kg3! Rxe5 72.Kg4 Rxe4+ 73.Kh5!

Better than Kg5, as the king will hide from checks behind the g-pawn, on g6
( 73.Kh5 g4 ( 73...Rd4 74.Kg6 Rd8 75.Rh7 Kg8 76.f7+ Kf8 77.Rh8+ An interesting ending ) 74.Kg6 Ke8 75.f7+ )

Kasimdzhanov, R (2670)    --    Polgar, Ju (2735)
WCh-FIDE  (10)   San Luis ARG
2005.10.09     1-0     B85

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Be2 e6 7.a4 Be7 8. O-O Nc6 9.Be3 O-O 10.f4 Bd7 11.Nb3 b6 12.Bf3 Qc7 13.g4 Bc8 14.g5 Nd7 15. Bg2 Re8 16.Rf3 Bf8 17.Rh3 g6 18.Qe1 Nb4 19.Qf2 Rb8 20.Rf1 f5 21.exf5 gxf5 22.Bd4 Re7 23.Re1 e5 24.Nd5 Nxd5 25.Bxd5+ Kh8 26.Bc3 Bb7 27.Bxb7 Qxb7

28. Nd4!! Rf7
( 28...exd4 29.Rxe7 Bxe7 30.Qxd4+ Kg8 31.Qg7# )
29.Qh4 b5
( 29...exd4 30.Bxd4+ Kg8 31.g6! )
30.Nxf5! d5 31.g6! Qb6+ 32.Kh1 Qxg6 33.Rxe5!! Nxe5 34.Bxe5+ Bg7 35.Bxg7+ Rxg7
( 35...Kg8 36.Ne7+ Rxe7 37.Qxe7 Qxg7 38.Rg3 )
36.Nxg7 Qxg7 37.axb5 axb5 38.c3 Qg6 39.f5!
the attack continues in the endgame
( 39...Qxf5 40.Qd4+ Kg8 41.Rg3+ Kf7 42.Qg7+ Ke6 43.Re3+ Kd6 44.Qe7+ Kc6 45.Re6+ )
Threatening Re7
Countering with a Ra1 mate threat
Attack and defence
( 41...b4 42.Re8+ Rxe8 43.Qxe8+ Qg8 44.Qe5+ Qg7 45.f6! Qf7 46.Qe7 Kg8 47.Qd8+! )
42.Qd1! Qg7 43.b4 h6 44.Qe1 Ra7?! 45.f6! Qxf6 46.Re8+ Kh7 47.Qb1+!

( 47.Qb1+ Kg7 48.Qg1+ Qg5 49.Qxa7+ )

Topalov, V (2788)    --    Morozevich, A (2707)
WCh-FIDE  (10)   San Luis ARG
2005.10.09     1/2-1/2     D37

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.Nc3 Be7 5.Bf4 O-O 6.e3 c5 7.dxc5 Bxc5 8. a3 Nc6 9.cxd5 Nxd5 10.Nxd5 exd5 11.Bd3 Bb6 12.O-O d4 13.e4 Bc7 14.Bxc7 Qxc7 15.h3 Qb6 16.b4 Be6 17.Rc1 h6 18.Qd2 Rfd8 19.Qf4 Ne7 20.Rc5 Ng6 21. Qg3 a5 22.Rb5 Qc6 23.e5 b6 24.bxa5 bxa5 25.Rfb1 Nf8 26.Nd2 Bd5 27.f4 Qc3 28.R1b2 Qc1+ 29.Kh2 Rac8 30.f5 Rc3 31.Nb1 Rc5 32.Rxc5 Qxc5 33.Rc2 Qb6 34. Nd2 Re8 35.e6!

Nh7 36.Rc7 Rf8 37.Nc4
( 37.e7!? Re8 38.Qe5 )
37...Bxc4 38.Bxc4 Nf6 39.Qe5 d3 40.exf7+ Kh7 41.Bxd3 Qb3 42.Qd6 Qb8 43.Bc4 Ne4 44.Qe5 Nd2 45.Ba2 Qb6 46.Rc2 Qf2! 47.Rxd2 Qxd2 48.Bd5 Qg5 49.Qd6 Qd8 50.Qxd8 Rxd8 51.Bc6 g6 52.Be8 Kg7 53.fxg6 h5 54.a4
( 54.g4!? hxg4 55.h4!? )
54...h4! 55.Kg1 Rd2 56.g3 hxg3 57.h4 Rh2 58.h5 Kf8!
( 58...Rxh5 59.f8=Q+!! Kxf8 60.g7+!! Kxg7 61.Bxh5 )
59.Kf1 Kg7 60.Kg1 Kf8 61.Kf1 1/2-1/2

Anand, V (2788)    --    Kasimdzhanov, R (2670)
WCh-FIDE  (11)   San Luis ARG
2005.10.10     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.Qd2 b5 10.O-O-O Nb6 11.Qf2 Nc4 12.Bxc4 bxc4 13.Na5!

This has been played before, but it still looks nice
( 13...Qxa5 14.Bb6 Qb4 15.a3 traps the queen )
14.Bb6 Qd7
Now white has a grip on the queenside that makes it hard for black to attack
15.g3 g6 16.Rd2 Bh6 17.f4 Ng4 18.Qf3 Rb8 19.h3 Nf6 20.Bc5! +/- exf4 21.gxf4 Rc8 22.Bxd6 Qd8 23.Bb4 Qb6 24.a3 Nh5 25.Kb1 Bxf4 26.Nd5 Bxd5 27.Rxd5 Bb8 28.Rhd1 c3 29.Rd7 1-0

Adams, Mi (2719)    --    Topalov, V (2788)
WCh-FIDE  (11)   San Luis ARG
2005.10.10     1/2-1/2     B85

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Be2 e6 7.O-O Be7 8. a4 Nc6 9.Be3 O-O 10.f4 Qc7 11.Kh1 Re8 12.Bf3 Bf8 13.Nb3 b6 14.e5 dxe5 15. fxe5 Nd7 16.Bxc6 Qxc6 17.Nd4 Qb7 18.Qh5 g6 19.Qh4 Nxe5 20.Ne4 Be7 21.Ng5 Bxg5 22.Bxg5 f5 23.Rae1 Qd5 24.Ne2 Nf7 25.Nf4 Qc6

Now white's attack starts to get serious
( 26...gxh5 27.Bf6! Kf8 28.Qg3 Rd8 29.Qg7+ Ke8 30.Qg8+ +- wins )
( 27.Qxg5!? also looks promising )
27...Kf7 28.Nxe8 Bb7
( 28...Ne4 29.Rxe4! is the point )
29.Nd6+ Qxd6 30.Qxg5 Rc8 31.Rf2 Rc4 32.Qh6 Kg8 33.Rd2 Bd5 34.b3 Rc3 35.Qh4 Qc5
Black has quite a bit of compensation for the exchange, so white tries to force matters
36.Rxe6!? Bxe6 37.Qf6!
threatening both Rd8+ and Qxe6+
37...Bd5 38.Qd8+ Kg7 39.Rxd5 Qf2 40.Rd7+ Kh6 41.Qf8+ Kg5 42.Qe7+ Kf4 43.Qd6+ Kg5
Black's counterplay is sufficient so white takes a perpetual
44.Qe7+ Kf4 45.Qd6+ 1/2-1/2

Grand Prix tournaments:

Central Coast Leagues Chess Club Weekender/Gosford Open: November 5-6, 10am start; Central Coast Leagues Club, Dane Drive, Gosford;; 60min + 10s/move; Estimated Prizes $325; $175; $100 plus rating prizes. Entry $45; $35; $30; $10 off before Oct 30; Post entries to Allen Robinson, CCLCC Treasurer, 25 Wildrose Street, Kellyville 2155; Enquiries : Allen on 0412 607 207 OR Keith Farrell (02) 4341 7864;

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;

Melbourne Cup Weekender: MCC; Oct 29-Nov 1; 7 Round Swiss; 90 min + 30s a move; entries close 11am; Entry$60/$50/$5 off for for MCC members MCC.

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; Hobsons Bay - Yarraville Chess Club 135 Stephen Street Yarraville; Contact Grant Bultman Email 0422744743 Website

MCC Christmas Swiss Weekender: Dec 17-18 from 11am; 60 min + 30s/move; Entry $50/$40/$5 off for MCC members.

International events:

Bangladesh Chess League: Nov 12-27. Details.

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

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:

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

Singapore Masters: For more details, click here.

Best wishes till next time
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