Australian Chess Federation newsletter
No. 343, November 16, 2005

Coffs Harbour Open
Xstrata sponsors Oz Champs
Aussies in World Junior
Nominations for ACF medals invited
Australian Schools Teams Championships
New WACA website
Attention TPG users
SA chess cruise
St George Spring Open
Belconnen Champs games
Mac chess software
World News
Grand Prix
Other Events

Coffs Harbour Open: IM Gary Lane colllected the $750 first prize for this Category 3 Grand Prix event that incorporated the NSW Country Championship. Second was chess businessman Brian Jones, who is Lane's father-in-law and will be running the 2006 GP. DOP was Dr Charles Zworestine, with assistance from local John Maddix.

1 Gary Lane 6.5/7
2 Brian Jones

3= Johny Bolens, Zhong Yuan Zhao

The NSW Country Championship resulted in a tie between Alan Tankel and Fritz Van der Wal, with the final result yet to be decided.

Xstrata Australian Chess Championships 2006 and Australian Junior Chess Championships 2006: Mining giant Xstrata has signed up as the naming rights sponsor for the upcoming Australian Championships in Brisbane. An anonymous grant from a charitable foundation has also been negotiated for the Australian Junior Championships. These important funding sources are joined by the Pratt Foundation and the Queensland Government Gambling Community Benefit Fund. The organising committee wish to express their sincere gratitude for this generous support.

Players are reminded that the early bird entry fees expire on 30 November. So get in quick. A full list of registrations in each and every event is shown at Apart from the obvious interest in who will be the new Australian champion, no doubt there will be those watching for potential GM and IM norms, including George Xie chasing his third IM norm, and Arianne Caoili chasing her third WGM norm. How will Moulthun Ly go with his 'iron man' efforts in both the Australian Championships and Australian Junior Championships? Can Raymond Song punch weight for age? Will any wild cards put their hand up for selection in the Australian Olympiad team? Will Queensland, which is hosting the Australian Championships in Brisbane for the first time in 40 years, put up a good showing? Can GM Darryl Johansen win a record 6th Australian title? Who will be the new young stars of Australian junior chess?

These questions will all be answered at the Carlton Crest Hotel between 28 December and 9 January. Don't miss it!! And for those who can't make it to Brisbane, fellow member of the organising committee, Ian Murray, is aiming for the best ever internet coverage of Australia's most prestigious chess event. Gary Bekker is aiming for 10 live games from each round of both the Australian Championships and Australian Junior Championships. But we would much rather see you in person in the tournament hall. See you there!!

Full details at If your questions are not answered at this site, please phone Graeme Gardiner on 07 5522 7221 or Ian Murray on 07 3411 3445.

- Graeme Gardiner for the Organising Committee

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

Xie in world junior: Leading scores after 6 rounds: Mamedyarov 5.5; Wojtaszek, Smeets, Gashimov, Alekseev, Romanov, Kharitonov, Bartel, Wang Yue 4.5 ... George Xie (Australia) 2.5.

Girls: Gu Xiaobing 5.5; Kadziolka, Mamedjarova 5.0 ...

A scene from the championships.

Xie, George Wendi (2340)    --    Wang, Yue (2585)
World Junior Championship (Boys) U20  (1.6)   2005     1/2-1/2     B22

1.e4 c5 2.c3 d5 3.exd5 Qxd5 4.d4 Nf6 5.Nf3 Bg4 6.Nbd2 Nc6 7.Bc4 Bxf3

8.Qb3!? Na5!? 9.Bxd5
( 9.Qa4+ Qd7 10.Qxa5 b6 11.Qa3 Bxg2 )
9...Nxb3 10.Nxf3!? Nxd5
( 10...Nxa1 11.Bxb7 Rb8 12.Bc6+ Kd8 13.Ne5 Kc7 14.Bf4 looks risky )
11.axb3 cxd4 12.Nxd4 e5 13.Ra5 exd4 14.Rxd5 dxc3 15.bxc3 Rd8 16.Re5+ Kd7 17.Be3 a6 18.Ke2 Bd6 19.Rd1 Kc6 20.Rf5 f6 21.Rfd5 Be7 22.R5d4 Rxd4 23.Rxd4 b5 24.Re4 Bd6 25.b4 f5 26.Rd4 Re8 27.Kd2 Be5 28.Rd3 g6 29.h3 Bc7 30.Rd4 a5 31.bxa5 Bxa5 32.g4 Bb6 33.Rb4 Rd8+ 34.Kc2 Ba5 35.Rb1 fxg4 36.hxg4 Bc7 37. Ra1 Rd7 38.Ra6+ Kd5 39.Kb3 Rd6 40.Ra7 Kc6 41.Kb4 h5 42.gxh5 gxh5 43.Ra6+ Kd5 44.Ra8 Kc6 45.Bf4 Rd8 46.Ra6+ Bb6 47.Be3 Rb8 48.Bxb6 Rxb6 49.Ra8 Rb7 50.Rc8+ Rc7 51.Rh8 Rf7 52.Rh6+ Kc7 53.Rxh5 Rxf2 54.Rxb5 1/2-1/2

Kurnosov, Igor (2523)    --    Xie, George Wendi (2340)
World Junior Championship (Boys) U20  (2.22)   2005.11.10     1-0     B30

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 e6 4.O-O Nd4 5.Nxd4 cxd4 6.c3 a6 7.Ba4 b5 8. Bc2 Bc5 9.b4 Bb6 10.Bb2 Qf6 11.a4 Ne7!?

Black gambits a pawn rather than face queenside pressure after bxa4
12.axb5 O-O 13.Qf3 Qe5 14.cxd4 Bxd4 15.Bxd4 Qxd4 16.Qc3 Qb6 17.Qc5 ! Qd8 18.Nc3 d6 19.Qe3 Bb7 20.bxa6 Bxa6 21.b5 Bb7 22.Rxa8 Qxa8 23.Qb6 Ng6 24.f4 Rd8 25.f5 exf5 26.Rxf5 Ne5 27.Rf1 Rd7 28.Bb3 h6 29.Bd5!
Forcing off some potentially dangerous pieces
29...Bxd5 30.Nxd5 Qa2 31.d4 Nd3 32.Qc6 Qa4 33.Qc3 Qxb5 34.Rd1 Nb2 35.Rb1 Rb7 36.Qc8+ Kh7 37.Qf5+ Kg8 38.Rc1 Rb8 39.Rc8+ Rxc8 40.Qxc8+ Kh7 41.Ne7!
( 41.Ne7 threatens Qg8 mate 41...h5 42.Qg8+ Kh6 43.Nf5+ Kg5 44.Qxg7+ Kf4 45.Qg3+ Kxe4 46.Nxd6+ is curtains )

Here are some other interesting games from the event:

Barnaure, Vlad-Victor (2454)    --    Laval, Brice (2214)
World Junior Championship (Boys) U20  (1.27)   2005     0-1     E61

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.Nf3 d6 5.Bg5 h6 6.Bh4 g5 7.Bg3 Nh5 8.e3 c5 9.d5 Qa5 10.Rc1 Na6 11.Nd2 Nxg3 12.hxg3 Nc7 13.Bd3 Bd7 14.O-O a6 15.Nb3 Qb6 16.Qc2 Qa7 17.Bf5 Bxf5 18.Qxf5 Qb8 19.Qe4 Qd8 20.g4 Qd7 21.Rc2 O-O-O 22.Ne2 Ne8 23.Qf5 e6 24.dxe6 fxe6 25.Qd3 Nf6 26.f3 h5 27.gxh5 Rxh5 28.Ng3 Rh4 29.Rd1 Nh5 30.Ne4 Be5 31.Rcd2 Ng3 32.Nbxc5 Qf7 33.Nxg3 Bxg3 34.Ne4


Kuderinov, Kirill (2432)    --    Yagiz, Yasin Emrah (2206)
World Junior Championship (Boys) U20  (1.29)   2005     1-0     B07

1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 Nbd7 4.f4 e5 5.Nf3 exd4 6.Nxd4 c6 7.Bd3 g6 8. Be3 Bg7 9.Qf3 Nc5 10.h3 Nxd3+ 11.cxd3 Nd7 12.O-O O-O 13.Nde2 b5 14.a3 Bb7 15.d4 a5 16.e5 b4 17.axb4 axb4 18.Nb5 d5 19.Nd6 Ba6 20.Rfc1 f6 21.Rxc6 Bxe2

22.Qxd5+!! Kh8 23.Re1 fxe5 24.dxe5 Ba6 25.Nf7+ Rxf7 26.Qxf7 Bb5 27. Rd6 Qg8 28.Rxd7 Bxd7 29.Qxd7 +- Rd8 30.Qb5 Rb8 31.Qc6 Rc8 32.Qe4 Rc4 33. Qd3 Bf8 34.e6 Rc8 35.Bd4+ Bg7 36.Bxg7+ Qxg7 37.Qd7 Qg8 38.Qd4+ Qg7 39. Qxg7+ Kxg7 40.e7 Kf7 41.e8=Q+ Rxe8 42.Rxe8 Kxe8 43.Kf2 Kd7 44.Ke3 Ke6 45. Ke4 h5 46.g4 hxg4 47.hxg4 Kf6 48.b3

Uesugi, Shinsaku (2040)    --    Karakehajov, Kalin (2396)
World Junior Championship (Boys) U20  (1.38)   2005     0-1     C50

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.O-O Nf6 5.d3 d6 6.Be3 Bb6 7.h3 O-O 8. Nc3 Be6 9.Bb3 h6 10.d4 exd4 11.Nxd4 Nxd4 12.Bxd4 Re8 13.Qd3 Nd7 14.Bxb6 axb6 15.f4 Ra5 16.f5 Bxb3 17.axb3 Rae5 18.b4 Nf6 19.Rf4 Qe7 20.Ra7 d5 21. exd5 Re3 22.Qd4 Re1+ 23.Kf2


Esen, Baris (2384)    --    De Bruyn, Leon W
World Junior Championship (Boys) U20  (1.41)   2005     1-0     C50

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Be7 4.d4 d6 5.Nc3 Bg4 6.dxe5 Nxe5 7.Be2 Nf6 8.Nxe5 Bxe2 9.Qxe2 dxe5 10.Qb5+ Qd7 11.Qxb7 O-O 12.O-O Rfb8 13.Qa6 Qg4 14. Qc6 Bd6 15.Be3 a5 16.f3 Qc8 17.b3 Ra6 18.Qc4 Rb4 19.Qd3 Nh5 20.Nd5 Rb8 21. Rad1 a4 22.Rf2 axb3 23.axb3 Rba8

24.Nb6!! cxb6 25.Qxd6 Qe8 26.Rfd2 Nf6 27. Qc7 Ra1 28.Kf2 R8a2 29.Bxb6 Ra8 30.Rd8 Rxd8 31.Rxd8 Qxd8 32.Qxd8+

Khuseinkhodzhaev, Muhammad    --    Livshits, Gaby (2381)
World Junior Championship (Boys) U20  (1.42)   2005     1-0     E60

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.c4 Bg7 4.g3 O-O 5.Bg2 d6 6.O-O Nc6 7.b3 e5 8.Bb2 Bf5 9.Nbd2 Re8 10.d5 Nb8 11.h3 a5 12.g4 Bd7 13.Qc2 Na6 14.a3 h5 15.g5 Nh7 16.h4 Qc8 17.Kh2 Bf5 18.e4 Bg4 19.Ng1 f6 20.f3 Bd7 21.f4 exf4 22.Rxf4 fxg5 23.hxg5 Be5 24.Bxe5 dxe5 25.Rf2 Qd8 26.Ndf3 Nxg5 27.Raf1 Nf7 28.Qd2 Qe7 29.Nh3 Rf8 30.Kg3 Kg7 31.Qe3 Nd6 32.Nhg5 Rf4 33.Bh3 Bg4 34.Bxg4 Rxg4+ 35. Kh3 b6 36.Ne6+ Kg8 37.Nfg5 Nxe4

38.Qxe4!! Rxe4 39.Rf6 Re3+ 40.Kg2 Qg7 41. Nxg7 Kxg7 42.Rf7+ Kh6 43.Kf2 Rxb3 44.Rg1 Rh8 45.Re7 Rf8+ 46.Ke2 Rb2+ 47. Ke3 Rb3+ 48.Kd2 Rf2+ 49.Kc1 Rc3+ 50.Kd1 Rf1+ 51.Rxf1 Kxg5 52.Rxe5+ Kh6 53. Rg1 Rxc4 54.Reg5 Kh7 55.Ke2 Rd4 56.Ke3 Ra4 57.Rxg6 Rxa3+ 58.Kf4 Ra4+ 59. Ke5 Ra1 60.Rg7+ Kh8 61.Rg8+ Kh7 62.R1g7+ Kh6 63.Rg2 Kh7 64.R8g7+ Kh8 65. R7g5 Rh1 66.Kf6 Rf1+ 67.Ke7 Re1+ 68.Kd8 Rh1 69.Kc8 a4 70.Kb7 Nc5+ 71.Kxc7 Ne4 72.Re5 Nf6 73.d6

Nominations for ACF medals: State Associations are reminded of the opportunity to nominate persons for ACF medals as detailed in the ACF Medals Procedures by-law contained in the ACF Constitution/Administrative Manual, which may be viewed at the ACF web site at (link: ACF Medals Procedures).

The by-law includes the following guidelines for medals to be presented in January 2006.

Steiner Medal for Australian 'Player of the Year 2005'
This is awarded to the "Player of the Year". It is to be the player who has made the greatest impact, not necessarily the highest-rated - it is for the most notable achievement of the year and may be awarded to the same person more than once.

Koshnitsky Medal
This is awarded annually for an outstanding contribution to Australian chess administration at a national or a state level. The Koshnitsky medal is not awarded more than once to the same person. (Previous winners listed at

Nominations need not be from among a State's own members. A separate document containing the following should be provided in respect of each nominee:
- name (correctly spelt);
- contact details (phone, email, postal address);
- description or list of relevant achievements;
- anything else relevant to the nomination.
Nominations may be forwarded as follows:
- email:
- post: 20 Sycamore Grove, East St Kilda 3183
- fax: (03) 9525 9632

A person submitting a nomination should retain at least one complete copy and must phone (03) 9525 9631 or 0409 525 963 to confirm that it has been received if delivery has not been acknowledged 36 hours after expected delivery time.

- Koshnitsky medal: Friday 16 December 2005
- Steiner medal: Monday 2 January 2006

- Garry Wastell

Australian Schools Teams Championships: The 2005 Australian Schools Teams Championships will be held at Wyvern House (Newington College Preparatory School), Sydney, on Saturday-Sunday 10-11 December. The Championships are being conducted by the NSWJCL on behalf of the ACF. Teams are of four players plus up to two reserves. The teams that have qualified (one from each state/territory in each division) are as follows:

Primary Open: Essex Heights Primary School (Vic), Midland Christian School (WA), Somerset College (Qld), St Peter's College (SA), Telopea Park School (ACT), to be decided (NSW).

Primary Girls: Curtin Primary School (ACT), Presbyterian Ladies' College (Vic), Somerville House (Qld), Summer Hill Public School (NSW), Wilderness School (SA).

Secondary Open: Applecross Senior High School (WA), Knox Grammar School (NSW), Melbourne High School (Vic), Radford College (ACT), Somerset College (Qld), St Peter's College (SA).

Secondary Girls: Belconnen High School (ACT), Brisbane State High School (Qld), North Sydney Girls High School (NSW), Pembroke School (SA), Presbyterian Ladies' College (Vic).

Further details are available on the NSWJCL website (see top right-hand corner of home page).

- Richard Gastineau-Hills

The Chess Association of Western Australia (CAWA) website has now moved to a new server. The new address is:

Attention TPG users: In recent weeks this newsletter has been blocked from subscribers who have "" email addresses. For various reasons, the TPG ISP's automatic anti-spam efforts classified this newsletter as spam and refused to let it through. This is a very common problem faced by people sending out email newsletters. For the time being, I'll be setting up a separate mailing list for TPG subscribers which hopefully should fix the problem. If you know of anyone who has been blocked from receeiving the newsletter, please ask them to email me at

A chess cruise for players from Auckland is being organised by the Proud Australia Nature Cruises which runs river boats on the River Murray. The cruise is scheduled for June 2 next year. SA attacking maestro Alan Goldsmith will hold a simul on the Saturday afternoon and a lecture on the Sunday. "I will also try to arrange a social evening/match on the Monday night with many of our local players," says Goldsmith. "The idea of mixing social chess and holidays is a great idea - Terrey Shaw did it for years with Norfolk Island - though I must admit appreciating both sides to a story Evelyn K told me years ago about Gary and an Olympiad team spending an afternoon playing chess on the Seine in Paris - 'But what about the Louvre!' she exclaimed."

Johny Bolens won the 35 player St George Leagues Club Spring Open scoring 8/9 ahead of St George stalwart and International Arbiter Dr Charles Zworestine 7.0 and N.Radev 6.5.

In other news, the Ralph Seberry Memorial Chess Club was opened last week in Gandra, Sri Lanka. Seberry was NSW Champion in 2003. - Peter Parr

Belconnen Club Championships: There were plenty of blunders from the top 3 boards in the second last round. With 1 round to go, junior Khoi Hoang looks set to be the new 2005 Belconnen Club champion (if he loses the last round when he will be equal first.)

Yuan, Yi    --    Ninchich, Milan
2005 Belconnen Chess Championships  (8)   2005.11.11     1-0     B23

1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 d6 3.f4 Nc6 4.Bb5 Bd7 5.Nf3 g6 6.d3 Bg7 7.O-O a6 8. Bxc6 bxc6 9.Qe1 Qc7 10.h3 h5 11.Ng5 e6 12.f5 gxf5 13.exf5 e5 14.Qg3 h4

15. Ne6!! Qc8 16.Qxg7 fxe6 17.fxe6 Kd8 18.Rf8+

Hoang, Khoi    --    Brown, Andrew
2005 Belconnen Chess Championships  (8)   2005.11.11     1-0     A02

1.f4 g6 2.e4 Bg7 3.Nc3 e6 4.Nf3 Ne7 5.d4 a6 6.Bd3 b5 7.O-O O-O 8.Qe1 c5 9.dxc5 Qc7 10.Be3 b4 11.Na4 Nbc6 12.Nb6 Ra7 13.Nc4 a5 14.Qh4 Ba6 15.Nd6 b3 16.axb3 Bxd3 17.cxd3 Nb4? 18.Qxe7 Nc2 19.Bf2 Nxa1 20.Nb5 Qb7 21.Nxa7 Nxb3 22.c6 Qb4 23.Bh4 dxc6 24.Qxb4 axb4 25.Nxc6 Nc5 26.Be7 Rc8 27.Bxc5 Rxc6 28.Bxb4 Bxb2 29.Rb1 Rc2 30.Kf1 Kg7?


Oliver, Gareth    --    Sreetharan, Kishore
2005 Belconnen Chess Championships  (8)   2005.11.11     1-0     E41

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e3 c5 5.Bd3 Nc6 6.Nf3 Bxc3+ 7.bxc3 d6 8.e4 e5 9.h3 h6 10.Be3 b6 11.d5 Ne7 12.Nd2 g5 13.a4 Bd7 14.h4 g4 15.h5 Neg8 16.Nf1 Qc7 17.Ng3 Kf8 18.Qd2 Kg7 19.f4 gxf3 20.gxf3 Kf8 21.Kf2 Qd8 22.a5 bxa5 23.Bc2 Rh7 24.Ba4 Bc8 25.Rab1 a6 26.Bc6 Ra7 27.Rb8 Nd7 28.Bxd7 Qxd7 29.Nf5 Qc7 30.Rhb1 Qd8 31.Nxd6! Rc7 32.Nf5 Nf6 33.Bxh6+ Ke8 34.Qg5 Kd7 35.R1b6 Rxh6 36.Rd6+ 1-0

- Milan Ninchich

Aqueous Software has released the chess application Gambit 1.0, which features Crafty, a chess engine that learns as it plays, as well as the ability to record, replay, annotate and analyze games. Details

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

Letters: Hi Paul!

It was strange to follow the finish of your first game in Gosford. I guess that Mr. Robinson didn´t play 29.Qd4 and wins. Did he lose on time or what happened?? And your comment on the morning coffee... I thought cigarettes ment more to you...

Keep up the good work with ACF Bulletin

Cheers - Henrik Mortensen

Strange indeed! Actually, the first game had the players' names back to front - as well as the result. It should have been Broekhuyse-Robinson 1-0, rather than Robinson-Broekhuyse 0-1. A strange case of colour blindness. And as regards cigarettes, I'm happy to say I smoked my last about a year ago. - Ed.


Your efforts re the ACF newsletter are appreciated.

However, the presentation of the games would be so much better and more user friendly in a dynamic click & move format eg PGN. Is this possible?

David Adler

Not within the newsletter, but it is possible to put playable games on the website. Click here - Ed

No unification: New FIDE Champion Veselin Topalov has turned down a $1.4 million reunification match against rival "classical" champion Vladimir Kramnik. Kramnik accepted the offer, from German promoter UEP, and has blamed FIDE for killing the deal.

Russia wins World Team Championship: Russia beat China 3.5-0.5 in the final round to grab the title. The event was held in Beer-Sheva, Israel. Final Round 9 Standings: Russia 22; China Men 21.5; Armenia 18.5; Ukraine 17.5; USA 16.5; Israel 14.5; Georgia 13.5; Cuba 13; China Women 7.0. Site : View games

Mamedyarov leads World Junior: Istanbul. Leading scores after 4 rounds: Mamedyarov 4.0; Wojtaszek, Smeets 3.5. Site : View games - boys : View games - girls

Agdestein beats Carlsen: A play off for the Norwegian Championship. Agdestein won the first slow game, Carlsen the second. Agdestein finally triumphed in a rapid decider. Site : View games

Bundesliga: Leading scores: 1. OSC Baden-Baden (5) 9 31; 2. TV Tegernsee (5) 8 23.5; 3. SC Kreuzberg (5) 8 22.5; 4. Werder Bremen (5) 8 22.. Site

Ploiesti Open: Leading final scores after 9 rounds: Marin, L. Vajda 7.5; Nisipeanu, G. Grigore, Sanduleac 7.0. Site

Spanish Championship: Semifinals: Illescas - Oms Pallise ½-½; Lopez Martinez - Perez Candelario ½-½. Site

Cidade de Sao Paulo: Players include Vescovi, Milos and Leitao. Gallego leads with 4/6. Site

Croatian Championship: Leading scores after 8 rounds: Krunoslav 6.0. Site

Leuven Open, Belgium: Leading final scores: Epishin 6.5/7; S Berr, Akesson, Kukush 6.0; Malakhatko, Wile, De Wachter, Decoster, Van Mechelen, Duhayon, Claesen 5.5. Site

Africa Chess Championships: Lusaka, Zambia. Leading final standings: Adly 7.0; Belkhodja, Frhat, Chumfwa 6.5; El Taher, Kobese 6.0; El Gind, Rizouk, Aderito, Njobvu 5.5. Site

Dutch Team Championship: Site


First up, a nice finish from an old Aust Championship game:

Greenwood, Norman    --    Krajina, Sead
Australian Chess Championship 2000  (9)   Mingara
2000.01.01     0-1     D00e

1.d4 d5 2.e3 Nf6 3.Bd3 e6 4.Nd2 Bd6 5.f4 Bd7 6.Ngf3 Nc6 7.c3 h6 8. Ne5 a6 9.O-O Qe7 10.c4 Bxe5 11.fxe5 Nh7 12.a3 O-O 13.c5 f6 14.exf6 Rxf6 15.Nf3 Raf8 16.b4 Ng5 17.Nxg5 Rxf1+ 18.Bxf1 Qxg5 19.Be2 Qf6 20.Bf3 Ne7 21. Ra2 Bb5 22.a4 Bc4 23.Rf2 Nf5 24.Qd2 Qg6 25.e4 Nh4 26.Bd1?

Qxg2+!! 27.Rxg2 Rf1#
"Norm said: 'Beautifully done!' - he is a gentleman," Sead recalls.

Now some brilliancies from the recent world team championships:

Bu Xiangzhi (2637)    --    Jobava, Ba (2601)
World Team Ch  (5)   Beer Sheva ISR
2005.11.05     1-0     D38

1.Nf3 d5 2.d4 Nf6 3.c4 e6 4.Nc3 Bb4 5.Bg5 c5 6.e3 O-O 7.cxd5 exd5 8. dxc5 Nbd7 9.Bd3 Qa5 10.O-O Bxc3 11.bxc3 Ne4 12.Qc2 Nxg5 13.Nxg5 h6 14.Nf3 Nxc5 15.Nd4 Bd7 16.Rfd1 Rac8 17.Bf5 Rfd8 18.Rac1 Na4 19.Rd3 Nb6 20.e4 dxe4 21.Bxe4 Rc7 22.Nf5 Qe5 23.Re1 Qf6 24.Nd6 Ba4 25.Qd2 Qg5 26.f4 Qc5+ 27.Kh1 Rdd7 28.h3 Nc4 29.Nxc4 Qxc4 30.Bd5 Qa6 31.Rd4 Rc8 32.Re5 Rdc7 33.Be4 Be8 34.Bf5 Rb8 35.Kh2 f6

36.Rd8!! fxe5 37.Rxb8 Re7 38.Qd5+ Kf8 39.fxe5 Qf1 40. Qe4 Qb5 41.e6 Qf1 42.Qe5 Qc4 43.Qd6 Qc6 44.Qxc6 bxc6 45.Kg3 g5 46.Bg6 Rxe6 47.Rxe8+ Rxe8 48.Bxe8 Kxe8 49.Kg4 Kf8 50.Kf5 Kf7 51.c4 Ke7 52.c5 Kf7 53. Ke5 Ke7 54.a4 h5 55.a5 g4 56.h4 g3 57.a6

Ni Hua (2603)    --    Mchedlishvili, M (2564)
World Team Ch  (5)   Beer Sheva ISR
2005.11.05     1-0     E29

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.a3 Bxc3+ 5.bxc3 c5 6.e3 b6 7.Bd3 Nc6 8. Ne2 O-O 9.e4 Ne8 10.O-O Ba6 11.f4 f6 12.e5 Rc8 13.Qc2 f5 14.d5 Na5 15.d6 Bxc4 16.Bxc4 Nxc4 17.Qd3 b5 18.a4 a6 19.axb5 axb5 20.Ra7 Ra8 21.Rb7 Rb8 22.Rxb8 Qxb8 23.Be3 Qb6 24.Nc1 g5 25.Nb3 gxf4 26.Bxc5 Qc6 27.Bd4 Ng7 28. Qf3 Qxf3 29.gxf3 Rc8 30.Ra1 Kf7 31.Ra7 Ke8 32.Kf2 Nh5 33.Ke2 Nb2 34.Nc5 Rd8

35.Nxe6!! dxe6 36.Re7+ Kf8 37.Rxh7
( 37.Rxh7 Ng7 38.Rh8+ )

Gagunashvili, M (2542)    --    Zhang Zhong (2598)
World Team Ch  (5)   Beer Sheva ISR
2005.11.05     0-1     E12

1.d4 e6 2.c4 b6 3.Nc3 Bb7 4.Nf3 Nf6 5.Bg5 Be7 6.e3 h6 7.Bh4 O-O 8. Bd3 c5 9.O-O d6 10.Qe2 Nbd7 11.Rfd1 a6 12.Rac1 Re8 13.a3 Rc8 14.h3 cxd4 15.exd4 Nh5 16.Bxe7 Qxe7 17.Qe3 Nhf6 18.b4 Rc7 19.Re1 Qd8 20.Nd2 Nf8 21. Nb3 Rce7 22.a4 Ng6 23.Bxg6 fxg6 24.a5 e5 25.d5 b5 26.cxb5 Bxd5 27.Nxd5 Nxd5 28.Qd2 Nf4 29.b6 Rf7 30.Re3 d5 31.Rec3 Kh7 32.f3 Qh4 33.Kh2 Ref8 34. Nc5 e4 35.b7

Nxh3!! 36.Qe1
( 36.gxh3 Rxf3 37.Rxf3 Rxf3 38.b8=Q Qxh3+ 39.Kg1 Qg4+ 40. Kh1 Rh3+ 41.Qbh2 Qf3+ 42.Qg2 Rxh2+ 43.Kxh2 Qf4+ )
36...Qh5 37.gxh3 Rxf3 38.Rxf3 Rxf3 39.Qf1 Qe5+ 40.Kh1 Qf4 41.Kg1 Rxf1+ 42. Rxf1 Qg3+ 43.Kh1 Qxh3+ 44.Kg1 Qg3+ 45.Kh1 e3 46.Nxa6 e2 47.Ra1 Qh3+ 48.Kg1 Qg3+ 49.Kh1 Qc3 50.Rb1 Qd3 51.Ra1 Qe4+ 52.Kg1 Qd4+ 0-1

Bareev, E (2675)    --    Anastasian, A (2596)
World Team Ch  (6)   Beer Sheva ISR
2005.11.07     1-0     E32

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qc2 O-O 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.Qxc3 d6 7.Nf3 Ne4 8.Qc2 f5 9.g3 b6 10.Bg2 Bb7 11.O-O Qe7 12.Rd1 Nd7 13.d5 e5 14.Nh4 Qf6 15. Rf1 Ng5 16.f4 exf4 17.Bxf4 g6 18.Qd2 Nf7 19.Be3 Rae8 20.Bd4 Qg5 21.Qc2 Nc5 22.Rf4 Bc8 23.Raf1 Qh5 24.Bf3 Qh6 25.b4 Nd7 26.Bg2 Nfe5 27.Nf3 Nxf3+ 28. exf3 Nf6 29.Rh4 Qg7 30.Bc3 Re3 31.Qc1 Qe7 32.Rd4 Re8 33.Rdd1 Kf7 34.Rf2 Qd8 35.Bd4 R3e7 36.Bf1 Bd7 37.Qc3 Ng8 38.c5 Kf8 39.c6 Bc8 40.Rdd2 Re1

41. Bh8! Qe7 42.Rde2!

Ni Hua (2603)    --    Ibragimov, I (2617)
World Team Ch  (7)   Beer Sheva ISR
2005.11.08     1-0     C68

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Bxc6 dxc6 5.O-O Qd6 6.Na3 b5 7.c3 c5 8. Nc2 Bb7 9.a4 b4 10.Qe2 O-O-O 11.cxb4 cxb4 12.d4 exd4 13.Ncxd4 c5

14.Rd1!! cxd4 15.Rxd4 Qxd4!?
After any other move white has a great attack
16.Nxd4 Rxd4 17.Bf4 Ne7 18.Rc1+ Nc6 19.Qe3 Bc5 20.Qh3+ Kd8 21.Be3 Re8 22.Qxh7 Ba7 23.Qxg7 Rdxe4 24.Qf6+ Kc7 25.Bf4+ Kb6 26.h4 Re1+ 27.Rxe1 Rxe1+ 28.Kh2 Re6 29.Qxf7 Re7 30.Qd5 Bb8?? 31.Bxb8 Nxb8 32.Qd8+ 1-0

Zhao Xue (2478)    --    Aronian, L (2724)
World Team Ch  (7)   Beer Sheva ISR
2005.11.08     0-1     A56

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e5 4.Nc3 d6 5.e4 Be7 6.Bd3 Nbd7 7.Nge2 h5 8.f3 h4 9.Be3 g6 10.Qd2 Kf8 11.a3 Kg7 12.b4 a6 13.Na4 b6 14.Rb1 Nh7 15.bxc5 bxc5 16.O-O Bg5 17.f4 exf4 18.Nxf4 Re8 19.Bc2 Kg8 20.h3 Ne5 21.Nb2 Nf6 22. Rf2 Rb8 23.Qc3 Nfd7 24.Ba4 Qf6 25.Qc2 Qe7 26.Bd2 Bf6 27.Bc3 Bg7 28.Rbf1 Qg5 29.Kh1 Re7 30.Nfd3 Qg3 31.Bxd7 Bxd7 32.Bd2 g5 33.Be1

Bxh3!! 34.gxh3 Qxh3+ 35.Kg1 Ng4 36.e5 Nxf2 37.Qxf2 Rxb2!! 38.Nxb2 Bxe5 39.Qd2 Bd4+ 40.Rf2 Re3

Onischuk, Al (2640)    --    Bruzon, L (2677)
World Team Ch  (8)   Beer Sheva ISR
2005.11.09     1-0     D36

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 e6 5.Bg5 Nbd7 6.cxd5 exd5 7.e3 Be7 8.Qc2 O-O 9.Bd3 Re8 10.O-O Nf8 11.h3 g6 12.Rab1 Ne6 13.Bh4 Ng7 14.b4 a6 15.a4 Bf5 16.b5 axb5 17.axb5 Nd7 18.Bxe7 Rxe7 19.Bxf5 Nxf5 20.bxc6 bxc6 21.Na4 Rc8 22.Nc5 Nd6 23.Nxd7 Rxd7 24.Ne5 Rdc7 25.Rfc1 Qf6 26.Rb6 c5 27. Qb2 Qd8 28.dxc5 Nc4

29.Rxc4!! dxc4 30.Ng4! Rc6 31.Nh6+ Kf8 32.Qh8+ Ke7 33. Qe5+ Kf8 34.Qh8+ Ke7 35.Qg7 Qd1+ 36.Kh2 Rxb6 37.Qxf7+ Kd8 38.cxb6 Qd6+ 39. f4 Qxb6 40.Qd5+ Ke7 41.Ng8+ Kf8 42.Nh6 Rc7 43.Qg8+ Ke7 44.Qxh7+ Kd8 45. Qg8+ Kd7 46.Ng4 Kc6 47.Qxc4+ Kb7 48.Qe4+ Ka7 49.Ne5 Rc3 50.Qd4 Rb3 51.Nxg6 Rxe3 52.Qxb6+ Kxb6 53.h4

Dominguez, L (2635)    --    Gulko, B (2577)
World Team Ch  (8)   Beer Sheva ISR
2005.11.09     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 O-O 9.f3 a6 10.h4 Nxd4 11.Qxd4 b5 12.Kb1 Qc7 13.Qd2 b4 14.Ne2 a5 15.Nd4 Ba6 16.Bxa6 Rxa6 17.Qe2 Rb6 18.g4 Rc8 19.h5 h6 20.Be3 Nd7 21.Rhg1 Bf6 22.g5 hxg5 23.Bxg5 Kh8 24.Bxf6 Nxf6 25.Rg5 a4 26.Qd2 Qe7 27.Rdg1 Rg8 28.Qg2 Ne8

Threatening Rh6+!!
( 29...fxg6 30.hxg6 Qh4 31.Rh1 Qh6 32.Nxe6 )
30.Nxe6!! fxe6 31.h6 Qf7 32.Rh1 1-0

Grand Prix tournaments:

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:

Buenos Aires City Cup/Argentine Chess Club Open: November 30-Dec 11; Centenary event; the club organized the 1927 World Championship Match between Capablanca and Alekhine. $US15,000 in prizes. More information: and email:

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.

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