Australian Chess Federation newsletter
No. 342, November 10, 2005

Launceston Weekender
Best In The West, Melbourne
Gosford Open, NSW
Wohl in Italy
Juniors lead Belconnen Championships
Selection Committee for Oz Champs
Junior approved for championship
Nigel Short in NZ
Correspondence Olympiad team
Asian Team Champs
More chess humour
Australian Champs news
World News
Grand Prix
Other Events

Launceston Weekender: 5-6 Nov Tony Dowden, who was born in Tasmania and has now returned to the state after living most of his life in New Zealand, won this 7xG60 swiss, conceding only a draw to Reg Harvey in the final round. Report by Phil Donnelly with some games at the Burnie Chess Club website:

Dowden's former residency in the state makes him immediately eligible for the 2006 Tasmanian Championships.

6.5/7 Tony Dowden F2184
5.5 Ramin Rezaie 1802
5 Thomas Hendrey 1552j
4.5 Nigel Frame 1851, Paul Berzins 1663, Reg Harvey 1628, Neville Ledger 1619
4 Phil Donnelly 1697, Tony Sturges 1390, Kevin Hendrey UNRj
3 Carey Kuzmic 1532, Alastair Dyer 1313j, Brad Watkins UNR, James Gordon UNRj, Dallas Fry 1312, Tristanian Butschek UNR
2.5 Michael Schmidt 1550
1 Ben Dowden UNR, Tyler Williams UNRj
0.5 Mustagh Rezaie UNRj

Ratings prizes: U1700 Berzins, U1500 Sturges, U18 Kevin Hendrey, U12 (trophy) James Gordon.

- Kevin Bonham

Best In The West Tournament, November 5-6, Yarraville Club, Melbourne, Victoria.

The 5-round Swiss field was very strong with many players over 2000. Five shared first, each winning $175.

Final scores:

4.0 Bjelobrk 2423, Teichmann 2373, Dragicevic 2106, Tabatt 2157, Kerry Stead 1950
3.5 Guthrie 2189, Frost, ,Pecak, ,Hogg
3.0 Wallis, Anderson, Dizdarevic, Bultman, Potter
2.5 Ly, Bkker, Schon, Hopkins, Davis, Salanowski 2.0 Ghobrial, Kaplan, Zbiljski, Kostrzewa, Cavka, Antolis
1.5 Michael and Christopher Potter, Trott, Kara (Played 3 games)
1.0 Morris, Daniel Potter, Rothlisberger (Played 1 game)
0.0 Ramos (Played 2 games), Hogan

- Grant Bultman
President, Hobson's Bay - Yarraville Chess Club

Gosford Open: (NSW)

Final scores, 7 rounds:

1 Bolens, Johny 2043 6.5
2 Broekhuyse, Paul 2011 5.5
3 Ingram, Ben W 1909 5
4-7 Halpin, Patrick 2107 4.5
Chan, Jason 2031 4.5
Tracey, Michael J 1406 4.5
Young, Jeffrey 1581 4.5
8-13 Rowlison, Colin N 1805 4
Keuning, Anthony V 1625 4
Greenwood, Norman 1493 4
Illingworth, Max 1797 4
Escribano, Jose 1677 4
Parker, Trent 1472 4
14-15 Redgrave, John 1766 3.5
Liuga, Victor 1643 3.5
16-23 Robinson, Allen 1518 3
Ward, Dennis 1515 3
Egan, Bill 1574 3
Dickson, Ian C 1507 3
Losh, Gary 1444 3
Dorhauer, Peter K 1727 3
Deacon, Graeme 1355 3
Shearwood, Barry 1214 3
24-26 Berry-Porter, Zach 1531 2
Frias, Joe 1487 2
Pandich, Donald 1343 2
27 Hoseman, Bill 1006 1

Journey through a tournament: This was your humble newsletter editor's first tournament in quite a while. The venue was handy for me (I live on the NSW Central Coast), the company was congenial, and there was just a chance that since the tournament was in the sticks, some of the regular weekend warriors might stay away ... and give us mere mortals a chance.

And so it was. Only a couple of 2000-plus players turned up - Bolens and Chan, along with a rare appearance by strong NSW player Pat Halpin.

Allen Robinson (1505)    --    Paul Broekhuyse (2011)
Gosford Open  (1)   Gosford
2005.11.05     0-1     B23c

1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 d6 3.Bc4

The so-called GP Attack - though I have my own, rather less polite moniker for it. It's great for winning dogy blitz games with.
3...Nc6 4.f4 Nf6 5.Nf3 Bg4 6.h3 Bxf3 7.Qxf3 Nd4 8.Qd1 a6 9.d3 e6 10.O-O b5 11.Bb3 Be7 12.Be3 O-O 13.Bxd4!? cxd4 14.Ne2 Qb6 15.g4?!
Completely overlooking the threat - hey, it was Saturday morning, and I hadn't had my coffee!
15...Nxe4 16.dxe4 d3+ 17.Kh2 dxe2 18.Qxe2 Rac8 19.f5!?
Crazy-brave. White keeps up the pressure but at the expense of weak dark squares
19...e5?! 20.a4 Bg5 21.axb5 Bf4+?!

I like to evict rude intruders like this as soon as possible
22...exf4 23.bxa6 Ra8 24.g5!? Ra7 25.g6 Qc5 26.gxf7+ Kh8 27.Kg2 g5 ? 28.Qf2 Qc7??
Now Qd4+ wins

Trent Parker (1472)    --    Paul Broekhuyse (2011)
Gosford Open  (2)   Gosford
2005.11.05     0-1     A10

1.Nf3 g6 2.c4 Bg7 3.Nc3 c5 4.d4 f5 5.e4 cxd4 6.Nxd4 fxe4 7.Nxe4 Nc6 8.Be3 Nf6 9.Nxf6+ Bxf6 10.Be2?! Nxd4 11.Bxd4 Qa5+!

Now he can't castle
12.Kf1 O-O 13.f3
Probably swapping bishops and Qd5+ was the best bet
13...b6 14.Kf2 e5 15.Be3 e4 16.Qc2 Bb7 17.Rhd1 exf3 18.Bxf3 Bxf3 19.gxf3 Qh5 20.Bf4 Bh4+ 21.Kg1
( 21.Bg3 Bxg3+ 22.hxg3 Qh2+ )
21...Rxf4 22.Rxd7 Qxf3 23.Rd2 Re8 24.Rg2 Rg4 25.Rf1?

Re1 will mate

Paul Broekhuyse (2011)    --    Jason Chan (2031)
Gosford Open  (3)   Gosford
2005.11.05     1-0     B23f

1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 e6 3.Bc4

The bulldust defence ... er, I mean the GP attack ... again
3...a6 4.d3 b5 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.f4 d6 7.Nf3 Qc7 8.O-O Nf6 9.f5!?
This is the key idea. White's ready to chuck a pawn to open lines
9...Be7 10.fxe6 fxe6 11.Ng5!?
Probably premature. Qe1 may be better
11...Nd4 12.Be3 h6 13.Nf3
None of the fireworks with Rf6 etc works
13...Nxb3 14.axb3 b4 15.Ne2 g5?! 16.Ng3 Ng4 17.Bd2 d5 18.Nxg5! h5 19.exd5 exd5 20.Bf4 Qb6 21.Qe2?!
Re1!? may be better. White soon loses a piece, but black's so exposed it doesn't matter
21...c4+ 22.Kh1 h4 23.Rae1!?
( 23.Rfe1 Nf2+ 24.Kg1 Nh3+ 25.Kh1 Nf2+ = )
Missed that. I counted on ...Qa7
24.dxc4 hxg3 25.Bxg3

26.Nf7 Qg7 27.Nxh8 Qxh8 28.h3 +- Nf6 29.Be5 Kf7 30.cxd5
( 30.Bxf6 Bxf6 31.Rxf6+ Kxf6 ( 31...Qxf6 32.Rf1 Bf5 33.g4 Re7 ) 32.Qe5+ )
30...Qh6 31.Bxf6 Bxf6 32.Qe8+ Kg7 33.Qxc8 1-0

Paul Broekhuyse (2011)    --    Jonny Bolens (2043)
Gosford Open  (4)   Gosford
2005.11.05     0-1     B06l

1.e4 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.Nc3 c5 4.dxc5!? Bxc3+ 5.bxc3 Nc6 6.Bb5!? Nf6 7. Bxc6?!

Very commital. Secures d4 for the queen but leaves the king exposed
7...bxc6 8.Qd4 Qa5 9.Bg5 O-O 10.Ne2
( 10.Bxf6 exf6 11.Nf3 Ba6 12.Qb4 Qc7 13.c4 Rab8 14.Qa4 )
10...Ba6 11.h4 d6!? 12.cxd6
( 12.Bxf6 dxc5 13.Qe5 exf6 14.Qxf6 Bxe2 15.Kxe2 Rfe8 16.f3 Re6 )
12...c5 13.Qe3 Ng4 14.Qg3 h5

( 15.dxe7 is simple and strong, eg 15...Rfe8 16.f3!? Bxe2 17.fxg4! Bxg4 18.O-O )
15...f5!! 16.Bxf8?
( 16.Nf4 fxe4 17.Nxg6 Rxf2 )
( 16.f3!? Bxe2 17.fxg4 f4! )
16...Rxf8 17.Nf4 fxe4 18.Kd2 Rf6! 19.Nh3 Rxf2+!! 20.Nxf2 e3+ 21.Qxe3 Nxe3 22.Kxe3 Qxc3+ 23.Kf4
( 23.Nd3 c4 24.d7! Qf6 )
23...Qf6+ 24.Ke3 Qd4+ 25.Kf3 Qxd6 26.Rad1 Bb7+ 27.Ne4 Qf6+ 28.Ke3 Qe7 29. Rd7 Qxe4+ 0-1

Victor Liuga (1600)    --    Paul Broekhuyse (2011)
Gosford Open  (5)   Gosford
2005.11.06     0-1     B06j

1.e4 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.Nf3 d6 4.h3?! Nf6 5.Bd3 O-O 6.O-O Nbd7 7.c3 e5 8. Re1 Nh5 9.Nbd2 Nf4 10.Nb3 Nxd3 11.Qxd3 f5?! 12.Ng5 Nb6 13.a4 h6 14.a5 hxg5 15.axb6 cxb6 16.dxe5 Bxe5 17.Qd5+ Kg7 18.Nd4 Qf6 19.Nf3 f4 20.Nh2 Qf7 21. Qxf7+ Rxf7 22.f3 Be6 23.Nf1?! a5 24.Nd2 a4 25.Nb1 Rc7 26.Bd2?! b5 27.Na3 b4! 28.Nb5 Rc5 29.Nd4 Bf7 30.Ne2 a3!? 31.cxb4 Rc2 32.Bc3

( 32...a2 33.Nd4 )
33.Bxe5+ dxe5 34.Rxa8 Rxe2!! 35.Rb1 Bc4
( 35...Rc2 36.Kh2 )
36.Ra3 Rc2 37.Kh2 Rd2
( 37...Bf1!? 38.Rxf1 Rc1 39.Rb3 is pretty but doesn't work )
38.Ra7 Bd3 39.Rxb7+ Kh6?! 40.Rd7

Bxb1!! 41.Rxd2 Bc2!!
and the pawn queens. Black won after a bit of mucking around.
42.Rxc2 b1=Q 43.Rc5 Qxb4 44.Rxe5 Qd4 ... 0-1

Max Illingworth (1800)    --    Paul Broekhuyse (2011)
Gosford Open  (6)   Gosford
2005.11.06     0-1     E85e

1.e4 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.c4 d6 4.Nc3 Nf6 5.f3 O-O 6.Be3 e5 7.Nge2 exd4 8. Nxd4 Nc6 9.Be2 Nh5 10.O-O Nf4 11.Kh1?! Nxe2 12.Ncxe2 Re8 13.Qd2 Ne5 14. Rac1 c6 15.Rfd1 Qc7 16.b4 a6 17.Nb3 Be6! 18.c5 d5! 19.exd5 Bxd5 20.Bf4 Rad8 21.Nbd4 Qe7 22.Rc2 Nc4

( 22...Nxf3 23.gxf3 Bxf3+ 24.Nxf3 Rxd2 25.Rcxd2 looks good for white )
23.Qc1 Ne3 24.Bxe3 Qxe3 25.Qxe3 Rxe3 -/+ 26.Kg1 Rde8 27.Kf2 f5 28.Nf4 Bf7 29.Nfe2 h5! 30.Rdd2 h4 31.g3?! Bf6 32.Rd1 Bd5 33.Rdd2
( 33.Nc3 Bxd4 34.Nxd5 Rd3+ )
33...g5! 34.gxh4?!

g4! 35.fxg4 Bxh4+ 36.Kg1 R8e4!? 37.Nxf5 Rxg4+ 38.Neg3 Re1+ 39.Kf2 Re6 40.Nxh4?!

Rf4+! 41.Nf3
( 41.Kg1 Re1+ 42.Nf1 Rfxf1# )
41...Rxf3+ 42.Kg2 Rf4+ 43.Rxd5
( 43.Kh3 Rh6+ 44.Nh5 Rxh5+ )
( 43.Kh3 Rh6+ )
43...cxd5 44.Rd2 d4 45.Ne2 Rg4+
and black won

Paul Broekhuyse (2011)    --    Ben Ingram (1900)
Gosford Open  (7)   Gosford
2005.11.06     1/2-1/2     B23q

1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.f4 e6 4.Bc4

One more time!
4...Nf6 5.e5 d5!
It's important not to take any nonsense from the bulldust defence!
6.Bb5 Nd7 7.Bxc6!? bxc6 8.Nf3 Be7 9.O-O O-O 10.d3 f6 11.exf6 Bxf6 12.Qe2 Re8 13.Ne5
containing the pawns
13...Qc7 14.Re1 Rb8 15.b3 Rb4?! 16.Bd2 Rb8 17.Rab1 1/2-1/2

And so: second place, and the first bit of prize money I'd won in about 20 years! - Paul Broekhuyse

Aussie IM Aleks Wohl (2439) has just missed out on victory in a strong Italian tournament. Wohl lost after declining a draw offer from top seed Grandmaster Simen Agdestein (2582) in the final round in Arco, Italy. Wohl needed to win to finish outright first. Leading final scores (116 players, 9 rounds): S.Agdestein (NOR 2582) 8, GM S.Zagrebelny (UZB 2513) 7, IM A.Wohl (AUS 2439), GM G.Luther (GER 2569), IM J.Aagaard (DEN 2452), IM E.Moser (AUT 2361) 6.5.

- Peter Parr

The Belconnen Club Championships in the ACT are heading for an exciting conclusion. So far, there have been more upsets than in the Australian Cricket Tour. With two rounds to go, the two leaders - both juniors - are leading the rest by 1 point. They will play against each other on Friday, November 11, and whoever wins that game will at least have a share in the title.

Leading scores after 7 rounds:

6.0 Khoi Hoang, Andrew Brown
5.0 Kishore Sreetharan, Mosaddeque Ali, Gareth Oliver, Milan Ninchich, Yi Yuan


- Milan Ninchich

The ACF Council has appointed the Selection Committee for the Australian Championship 2005/2006, comprising Kevin Bonham, Bill Gletsos and Denis Jessop. The committee's function is to decide any questions of eligibility that might arise in relation to entry to the Australian Championship.

Independently of that, the Council has decided that Chris Wallis is to be eligible to play in the Australian Championship on the "improving junior" ground in the By-laws. There is no limit on the number of juniors who may receive such approval so that it is still open to any other junior, who wishes to play and is not otherwise eligible, to apply if they think they are of Australian Championship standard.

- Denis Jessop

Kiwi Capers: Super GM Nigel Short is about to tour New Zealand. Short will play 5 simultaneous exhibition matches around the country in the 5 main centres (Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin). He will face some tough opposition including current NZ Champion IM Anthony Ker in Wellington and a strong field in Auckland. Short has recently been appointed Secretary General of the Commonwealth Chess Association, and there are hopes he may breathe some new life into that organization.

Also there is a proposed Chess Cruise being organised for June on the Proud Mary on the Murray River from Adelaide. Alan Goldsmith is the key organizer. There has been a tourism representative seeking support from Auckland Clubs last week and it sounds like a great idea. I hope it is well supported.

The Queenstown Chess Classic now has close to 150 entries including 4 GMs and around 15 IMs. There has been great support from Australia and over half the players are from overseas. Entries can be viewed on the website. - Paul Spiller

The Correspondence Chess League of Australia has selected the team for the XV11 Correspondence Chess Olympiad to be held on the internet, commencing on 30th November. The team in board order is SIM S.Kerr (2609), SIM T.Runting (2515), SIM G.Benson 2512, IM B.Oates (2496), C.Fenwick (2496) and C.Murden (2374). Team Captain is N.Cooper. Australia's best result was 5th place in the VI Correspondence Olympiad 40 years ago. IM Cecil Purdy of Sydney was the First World Correspondence Champion in 1953.

- Peter Parr

The Iranian Chess Federation cordially invites all National Chess Federations in Asia affiliated to FIDE to participate in the Asian Team (Men & Women) Chess Championships scheduled to be held in Esfahan, Iran from December 20-28. Details. Website.

A few people have suggested that we might have overstated the case a little last week when we wrote that "Max Fuller was Australia's top player in the mid-70s when he reached a FIDE rating of 2450" and that he had played top board at the Olympiads. There's no doubt, however, that Fuller was one of Australia's top players at the time.

Fuller and Andrew Bird will play a four-game match in mid-December to decide the NSW Championship.

More chess humour: Some efforts from NSW's Rooty Hill Chess Club:

Yogi Berra, Chess Guru

Sweet and Sour Chess

Natural Ability (our 2004 Xmas story)

Australian Championships and Australian Junior Championships
Brisbane 28 Dec 2005 to 9 Jan 2006

All entrants are strongly encouraged to stay on for the closing ceremony and delay their departure until 10 January.

The closing ceremony will commence at 7.30pm on 9 January and will include prizegiving ceremonies for all events included within the Australian Championships and Australian Junior Championships. It will include short musical interludes. It will also include presentations of the official ACF medals. Also a special surprise segment, as well as a series of random draws of 10 Chessbase 9 Starter Packs valued at $275 each (have to be present to win). All entrants receive one ticket in the draw for each competition that they enter.

As a farewell from 9-11pm there will be a disco for all juniors, and rooftop drinks and nibbles for adults.

So please bear this in mind when booking flights and accommodation.

Early bird entries close on 30 November 2005.

For full information go to (The hit counter on the website has just clicked over 10,000!). If you have further enquiries please contact Ian Murray on 07 3349 5648 or Graeme Gardiner on 07 5522 7221.

Graeme Gardiner
Gardiner Chess
11 Hardys Road
Mudgeeraba Qld 4213
Phone +61 7 5522 7221
Fax +61 7 5522 7760

The Hobson's Bay Yarraville chess club will host an Arbiters Workshop weekend in Melbourne on Sat 19th & Sun 20th November 2005.

Those interested in learning more about being a chess organiser or arbiter should register their interest by telephoning Peter Caissa on 9397-1330 (ah) or e-mailing All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Topics covered:

1. Overview of being an arbiter and tournament organiser
2. The Laws of Chess & Tournament Regulations
3. Swiss and Round-Robin Pairing Systems
4. Computer Pairing Programs
5. Ratings Systems
6. International Tournaments

The venue is the Yarraville Club, 135 Stephen Street, Yarraville, Melbourne. Participants will be provided with handout notes and a data CD. Cost to attend is $10. The workshop will run from 10:30am to 5:00pm on both days. This is a two-day workshop and will provide all training neccessary to become a tournament arbiter. - Gary Bekker

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:

Dutch Team Championship: Site

China extends lead in World Team Championship: Beer-Sheva, Israel. Russia, Ukraine, Israel, Armenia, China Men, USA, Georgia, Cuba and China Women are the teams. Round 7 standings: 1 China Men 19.5; 2 Russia 15.5; 3 Armenia 14; 4 Ukraine 12.5; 5 USA 12; 6 Georgia 12 (7 matches); 7 Israel 11.5; 8 Cuba 9; 9 China Women 6 (7 matches).
Site : View games

Carlsen - Agdestein 1-1: A play off for the Norwegian Championship. Agdestein won the first game, Carlsen the second.
Site : View games

Bavarian Open: Leading final scores after 9 rounds: Delchev, Postny, Baramidze, Vysochin, Kritz, Morawietz, Braun 7.5; Miroshnichenko, Burmakin, Hoffmann, Jaracz, Balinov, Khenkin, Naumann, Bobras, Romanishin, Pirrot, Eingorn, Rotstein, Senff, Rau, A.Zude, Bromberger, Kopylov 7.0.
Site : View games

Mamedyarov-Kasimdzhanov blitz: Mamedyarov won 5.5-4.5.
Site : View games

Corsica International Rapid/Masters de Bastia: Milov upset Anand 3-1 in the final. Open tournament, final standings: Sasikiran and Nikolic 6.5; Almasi 6.0; Milov, Markowski, Tregubov, Barsov, L Milov, Izoria, Chomet, Korneev, Agrest, David, Riazantsev, Shchekachev, Malakhatko, Iordachescu 5.5.
Site : View games


Quezada, Y (2505)    --    Morozevich, A (2707)
World Team Ch  (1)   Beer Sheva ISR
2005.11.01     0-1     B80

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nc6 5.Nc3 d6 6.Be3 Nf6 7.f3 Be7 8. Qd2 O-O 9.O-O-O a6 10.g4 Nd7 11.h4 Nde5 12.Qg2 Nxd4 13.Bxd4 Nc6 14.Be3 b5 15.Kb1 Qa5 16.g5 b4 17.Ne2 d5!?

18.exd5 b3! 19.cxb3 Nb4 20.Nc1 exd5 21.Bd3 Nxd3 22.Nxd3 Qb5 23.Ka1 a5 24.Bd4 a4 25.b4 a3 26.b3 Bf5 27.Qg3!? Rfe8
( 27...Bxd3 28.Qe5 )
28.Ne5 Bd6 29.Qf4 g6 30.h5 Qxb4 31.hxg6 fxg6 32.Nc6 Bxf4 33.Nxb4 Re5!? 34. Nc6 Re6 35.Nb4 Bxg5 36.Nxd5 Rd8 37.Bc3 Rc8 38.Bb4 Rc2 39.Rhe1 Rxe1 40.Rxe1 Be6!!

41.f4 Bh4 42.Ne3 Bf6+ 43.Kb1 Rb2+

Ivanchuk, V (2748)    --    Onischuk, Al (2640)
World Team Ch  (2)   Beer Sheva ISR
2005.11.02     1-0     D56

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.Nc3 Be7 5.Bg5 h6 6.Bh4 O-O 7.e3 Ne4 8. Bxe7 Qxe7 9.Rc1 Nxc3 10.Rxc3 c6 11.Be2 Nd7 12.O-O Re8 13.Qc2 dxc4 14.Bxc4 e5 15.d5 Nb6 16.dxc6 bxc6 17.Rc1 Nd5 18.Rb3 a5 19.Qe4 a4 20.Ra3 Bd7 21. Bxd5 cxd5 22.Qxd5 Rab8 23.Rac3 Bg4 24.b3 axb3 25.axb3 Rb4 26.Ne1 Rd8 27. Qa5 Rdb8 28.h3 R4b5 29.Qa1 Be6 30.Nf3 Bxb3 31.Rc8+ Rxc8 32.Rxc8+ Kh7 33. Qa8 Rd5 34.Qb8 Ba4 35.e4 Rb5 36.Rh8+ Kg6 37.Qg8 Rb1+ 38.Kh2 Bd7 39.Qh7+ Kf6 40.Rg8 Ke6 41.Qxg7 Qf6 42.Qg3 Rb5 43.Ra8 Ke7 44.Qg8 Qf4+

45.g3!! Qxf3 46.Qd8+ Kd6 47.Ra6+ Kc5 48.Qe7+ Kc4 49.Ra4+ Kc3 50.Ra3+ Rb3 51.Qxe5+ Kc2 52.Ra2+ Kc1 53.Qa1+ Rb1 54.Qd4

Akopian, Vl (2707)    --    Jobava, Ba (2601)
World Team Ch  (2)   Beer Sheva ISR
2005.11.02     1-0     B63

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.Bg5 e6 7.Qd2 Be7 8.O-O-O Nxd4 9.Qxd4 O-O 10.e5 dxe5 11.Qxe5 Bd7 12.Be2 Rc8 13.Be3 a6 14.g4 b5 15.g5 Ne8 16.Ne4 Qc7 17.Qxc7 Rxc7 18.Rhg1 Bc6 19.Nc5 Bf3 20.Bxf3 Bxc5 21.Rge1 Bxe3+ 22.Rxe3 Rc5 23.h4 Nc7 24.Rd7 f6 25.Be4 fxg5 26.hxg5 Rxf2 27. b4 Rc4 28.Bd3 Rc6 29.Rh3 h5 30.Rxh5 e5


Anastasian, A (2596)    --    Gagunashvili, M (2542)
World Team Ch  (2)   Beer Sheva ISR
2005.11.02     1-0     D17

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nf3 dxc4 5.a4 Bf5 6.Ne5 Nbd7 7.Nxc4 Qc7 8.Bg5 e5 9.e3 Be7 10.Bd3 Be6 11.O-O O-O 12.Bh4 exd4 13.Bg3 Qd8 14.exd4 Bxc4 15.Bxc4 Nb6 16.Bb3 a5 17.Re1 Qd7 18.Qf3 Nbd5 19.Be5 Rfe8 20.h3 Bf8 21.g4 Nxc3 22.bxc3 Nd5 23.c4 Nb4 24.c5 Nd5 25.g5 Re6 26.Bg3 Rae8 27.Rxe6 Qxe6 28.Bxd5 cxd5 29.Rb1 Re7 30.h4 Rd7 31.Rb6 Qe4 32.Qc3 h6

33.c6! bxc6 34.Rb8! hxg5 35.hxg5 Qe7 36.Qxa5 Qxg5 37.Qa8 Qe7 38.Re8 Qb4 39.Kg2 f5 40. Qxc6 Rf7 41.Qxd5 Qxa4

42.Rxf8+!! Kxf8 43.Qd8+ Qe8 44.Bd6+

Grand Prix tournaments:

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.

Ralph Seberry Memorial: November 19-20; Cat 2 GP; $2,330 in prizes; North Sydney Leagues Club; 10am Registration.

Tuggeranong Vikings Chess Weekender: Cat 1 GP: Dec 3-4; Tuggeranong Valley Rugby Union and Amateur Sports Club, Ricardo Street, Wanniassa, ACT; 1st: $500; Entry $50/$35/$20. Enquiries: Michael Whitely on (02) 62929937 or

Other events:

NSW country Teams Championship: Dec 3-4; Mingara Recreation Club, Tumbi Umbi; Map: . Contact: Mal Murrell 43923873 or 0408495323; or Joe Keaveney 0411 090 066

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

International events:

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:

Penang International Open: Website

Czech Tour - International Chess Festivals Series -

6th Bangkok Chess Club Open: April 11-16; Century Park Hotel;; Email: Kai Tuorila

Singapore Masters: For more details, click here.

Best wishes till next time
- Paul Broekhuyse
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