Australian Chess Federation newsletter
No. 344, November 23, 2005

Last chance for Oz Champs Bids
Early bird discounts end soon
Tindall named Junior Selection Coordinator and Olympiad Appeal Organiser
2006 GP entries welcome
Final IM Norm for George Xie in world junior
Lane in World Cup
Vern Stannard's Chess Puzzles
Chessville on drugs in chess
Junior wins Belconnen Club Championships:
Ralph Seberry Memorial, NSW
Coffs Harbour Open - Report by DOP
Rooty Hill Champs
NSW Schools Country Chess Champs
Ford Memorial
Nominations for ACF medals
Letters - Yelena Dembo book
World News
Grand Prix
Other Events

Last chance - deadline November 30

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

Australian Championships and Australian Junior Championships

28 Dec 2005 to 9 Jan 2006

Early bird entries close next Wednesday 30 November, so get in quick. At the same time, if you wish to stay at the tournament venue, the Carlton Crest Hotel, it would be a good idea to book very soon.

If you wish to miss the registration queue on the morning of Wednesday 28 December, you can register on the Tuesday evening from 6-8pm on level 2, outside the Grand Windsor Ballroom. It would be a good idea to plan to arrive early on the 28th, as we plan to start the juniors on time at 9am and the adults also on time at 3pm. The draw will already be done when you arrive on the 28th, as the tournament rules state that any late entries on the day will be given a round one half point bye.

A reminder to plan your departure for 10 January so that you don't miss the closing ceremony. The closing ceremony, scheduled for 7.30pm on 9 January, will include presentation of all prizes in the adult and junior events, the presentation of the Steiner and Koshnitsky medals, 10 random draws for Chessbase Starter Packs valued at $275 each (have to be present to win), a very special surprise, and entertainment. The closing ceremony will be followed at 9pm by a disco for the juniors, and drinks and nibbles at the Rooftop Bar for adults.

Don't expect hard copy bulletins at the venue. Virtually all communication during the event, apart from the tournament noticeboard in the analysis room, will be via the official internet site . All rooms at the hotel have broadband access. If you do not have internet access where you are staying, there are at least 6 internet cafes within 5 minutes walk of the venue, at least two of which advertise 24 hour access, 7 days a week with cost as little as $3 per hour.

For any enquiries not answered by our webpage, please phone Ian Murray 07 3411 3445 or Graeme Gardiner 07 5522 7221.

- Graeme Gardiner, John Humphrey, Ian Murray and Lionel Smerdon, Organising Committee

The ACF Council has appointed Brett Tindall as Junior Selection Coordinator and as Olympiad Appeal Organiser for 2006. Brett has prior experience as the Junior Selection Coordinator. He is also looking forward to organising a successful Olympiad Appeal, details of which will be announced soon. - Denis Jessop

The Australian Chess Federation is now accepting entries for the 2006 Australian Chess Grand Prix. Details are at The Tournament Registration Form is at pdf version and doc version.

Organisers please note that the closing date for tournament registration is 15 December 2005. Entries must be lodged and all fees paid in full before this date. The tournament program will be finalised and published no later than 1 January 2006.

Please note there are new rules for the 2006 Australian Grand Prix. It is expected that players will be attracted by the new format. And we are still hopeful of finding significant commercial sponsorship. However, this may not be confirmed until after the Grand Prix has started in January 2006.

Best wishes
- Brian Jones
Australian Chess Enterprises

Final IM Norm for George Xie in world junior: George W.Xie, NSW Champion in 2002 and 2004, achieved his final International Master norm after nine rounds of the World Junior Championship in Istanbul, Turkey. His score of 5.5/9 (rating performance 2495) was half a point above the norm (2450). Xie (2340), aged 20, may now apply for the IM Title which will be awarded when his rating level reaches 2400 (probably in January 2006). Xie was unable to achieve a Grandmaster result (2600 performance) when he lost his tenth round game to IM E.Romanov (RUS 2479).

- Peter Parr

Leading Final Round 13 Standings: Mamedyarov 10.5; Berkes 9.5; Alekseev, Gashimov 9; Smeets, Li Chao, Stellwagen, Nyback, Wang Yue, Magalashvili 8.5 ... Xie 6.0.
Girls top scores: Paehtz 10; Gu Xiaobing 9.5; Kadziolka, Mamedjarova, Harika 9; Pogonina, Dzagnidze, Vasilevich, Melia 8.5.

Xie, George Wendi (2340)    --    Tulay, Berkay (2179)
World Junior Championship (Boys) U20  (3.36)   2005.11.11     1-0     B23

1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.Bb5 g6 4.Bxc6 dxc6 5.d3 Bg7 6.Be3 b6 7.Qd2 e5 8. Nge2 Qe7 9.f4 exf4 10.Bxf4 h6 11.h3 Nf6 12.O-O Nd7 13.a4 a5 14.Rae1 Ne5 15.b3 Ba6 16.Nd1 Rd8 17.Qc1 Bc8 18.Kh1 g5 19.Bg3 g4?! 20.h4 h5?! 21.Ne3 Bf6

22.Rxf6!! Qxf6 23.Qa1! Nd7 24.e5! Nxe5 25.Bxe5 Qxh4+ 26.Kg1 Rh6 27.Ng3 Qg5 28.Bf4!!

( 28.Bf4 Qxf4 29.Nd5+ wins the queen )

Shlykov, Vitali (2238)    --    Xie, W. George (2340)
World Junior Championship (Boys) U20  (5.35)   2005.11.13     0-1     B33

1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 e6 3.Nge2 Nc6 4.d4 cxd4 5.Nxd4 Nf6 6.Ndb5 d6 7.Bf4 e5 8.Bg5 a6 9.Na3 b5 10.Bxf6 gxf6 11.Nd5 Bg7 12.c3 f5 13.exf5 Bxf5 14.Nc2 O-O 15.Nce3 Be6 16.g4 b4 17.Bg2 bxc3 18.bxc3 Rc8 19.O-O Ne7 20.c4 Ng6 21.Be4 Kh8 22.Rc1 Bh6 23.Rc2 Bf4 24.Kh1 Qg5 25.Nf5 Rcd8 26.f3 Bxf5 27.gxf5 Nh4 28.Rg1 Qh5 29.Qd3 Bg5 30.Rb2 Rg8 31.Rbb1 Qh6 32.Rg4 Rb8 33.Rgg1 a5 34.a4 Bd2 35.Rbd1 Rb2 36.Rxg8+ Kxg8 37.Rg1+ Kh8 38.Ne7 Bg5 39.f6 Nxf3 40.Rg2


Xie, G (2340)    --    Babujian, L (2429)
WJun  (9)   Instanbul TUR
2005.11.18     1-0     D01

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nc3 d5 3.Bg5 Nbd7 4.Qd3 h6 5.Bxf6 Nxf6 6.e4 dxe4 7.Nxe4 Nxe4 8.Qxe4 e6 9.Bc4 Bd6 10.Nf3 Rb8 11.O-O O-O 12.Ne5 Bxe5 13.dxe5 b6 14. Bd3 g6 15.Qf4 Qg5 16.Qxg5 hxg5 17.Rae1 Bb7 18.Re3 c5 19.Rg3

So simple: white wins a pawn
19...Rfd8 20.Rxg5 Rd4 21.b3 Be4 22.Bxe4 Rxe4 23.Rd1 Re2 24.h4 Kg7 25.h5 Kh6 26.f4 gxh5??

27.Rd3! Re1+ 28.Kh2

Australian Champion IM Gary Lane will play the very strong Armenian GM Vladimir Akopian in round 1 of the 128 player World Cup knockout tournament, which starts on 27 November in Khanty-Manslysk in western Siberia. The event, which concludes on December 18, has a prize fund of over $2 million.

Lane, 41, is the Oceania Representative. His opponent was World Junior Champion in 1991 and qualified for the final in the 1999 World Championship knockout in Las Vegas. Akopian lost the 6-game World Title Match 2.5-3.5 against Alexander Khalifman of Russia.

A plethora of Vern Stannard's Chess Puzzles are available on the CAWA website at for your enjoyment and/or frustration, whichever the case may be.

- Mike McGregor
CAWA Webmaster

The Chessville website has an interesting article on drugs and chess written by a doctor.

Junior wins Belconnen Club Championships: The last round of the 2005 Belconnen Chess Club Championship started with Khoi Hoang already having at least a share of the title wrapped up, being a point ahead of Gareth Oliver, Andrew Brown and Yi Yuan. There was no legal set of pairings among the top four so it was possible for a multiple tie of all four players if Khoi lost his game.

Attempting to maximise the chances of a draw Khoi went for one of the world's most boring openings, the Italian Four Knights, against Yi Yuan. However it was not entirely successful and Yi had the better of the game for some time but was unable to convert. In fact Khoi was winning when he forced a perpetual check to gain the necessary half-point.

This left the next two boards only of relevance for the minor placings. Gareth won a good game against Mos Ali to take second but Andrew was dislodged from the podium by Junta Ikeda.

A number of players scored well above or below the totals predicted by the rating system, most notably in the first group Yi, Khoi, Edward Xing, Andrew Brown, Yijun Zhang, Tim Clark, Mario Palma and Nicholas Redpath.

Place Name Feder Rtg Loc Score M-Buch. Buch. Progr.

1 Hoang, Khoi ACT 1666 7.5 40.5 50.5 37.5
2 Oliver, Gareth ACT 1994 7 40.0 50.0 35.0
3-4 Yuan, Yi ACT 1450 6.5 38.0 49.5 32.0
Ikeda, Junta ACT 2029 6.5 38.0 48.5 34.0
5-9 Sreetharan, Kishore ACT 1753 6 38.5 50.0 31.0
Brown, Andrew ACT 1564 6 38.5 48.5 34.0
Rout, Ian C ACT 1848 6 37.0 46.0 32.0
Grcic, Milan ACT 1816 6 35.5 45.5 29.5
Xing, Edward ACT 1192 6 32.5 42.0 25.0
10-12 Ali, Mosaddeque ACT 1770 5.5 38.0 49.5 33.5
Oliver, Shannon ACT 1703 5.5 35.5 46.5 29.0
Chow, Justin ACT 1298 5.5 26.0 33.0 23.0
13-20 Ninchich, Milan ACT 1713 5 39.0 50.0 30.0
Guo-Yuthok, Sherab ACT 1745 5 36.5 46.0 29.0
Neeman, Jeremy ACT 1751 5 34.0 44.5 31.0
Mitchell, Simon ACT 1430 5 34.0 44.5 25.5
Reading, Michael ACT 1266 5 33.0 41.5 26.0
Ikeda, Miona ACT 1311 5 30.5 39.0 25.5
Jaksa, David ACT 1266 5 29.0 37.0 24.0
Redpath, Michael ACT 986 5 26.5 34.5 21.0
21-28 Palma, Mario ACT 980 4.5 33.0 41.0 21.0
Wicks, Mark ACT 1357 4.5 32.5 41.0 25.0
Guo, Emma ACT 1212 4.5 32.0 42.0 22.0
Johnson, Harry ACT 1269 4.5 32.0 41.5 26.5
Oliver, Tamzin L ACT 1242 4.5 29.5 38.0 23.0
Sakthivel, Gayitha (Gaya) ACT 1178 4.5 29.0 37.5 22.0
Chibnall, Alana ACT 916 4.5 27.0 35.0 17.5
Clark, Tim ACT 386 4.5 27.0 34.5 18.5
29-34 Redpath, Nicholas ACT 840 4 32.0 40.5 20.5
Heath, Sophie ACT 980 4 31.5 39.5 20.5
McCook, Jake ACT 928 4 31.5 39.0 20.5
Neulist, Damien ACT 700 4 28.0 35.5 16.5
Hummel, Mark ACT 1594 4 27.0 34.0 15.5
Kimura, Tomoki ACT 830 4 26.5 34.0 14.5
35-39 Murphy, Peter R ACT 1186 3.5 36.5 46.5 22.0
Topfer, Nick ACT 1431 3.5 33.5 43.0 20.0
Lloyd, Aidan ACT 1132 3.5 33.0 42.0 20.0
Zhang, Yijun ACT 503 3.5 31.0 38.5 18.0
Li, James ACT 708 3.5 27.5 37.5 17.5
40-44 Gupte, Niranjan ACT 283 3 30.5 38.5 13.5
Mitchell, David ACT 502 3 28.5 36.0 14.5
Kimura, Takashi ACT 600 3 26.5 34.5 13.5
McCook, Peter ACT 555 3 26.5 34.0 15.5
Zhang, Tony ACT 300 3 24.0 31.0 13.0
45 Xing, Benjamin ACT 570 2.5 27.5 34.5 12.5
46 Lee, Bevan ACT 536 2 28.5 36.0 13.5
47 Mitchell, Alexander ACT 574 1.5 31.5 38.5 12.0
48-49 Shields, Peter ACT 532 1 5.5 12.5 2.5
Hosking, Ian ACT 1802 1 4.0 11.5 1.0
50-52 Georgiou, Andrew ACT 100 0 27.5 35.0 0.0
Oliver, Jenni ACT 797 0 24.0 32.0 0.0
Qin, Stefan ACT 100 0 6.5 6.5 0.0

- Ian Rout

Khoi is 13 turning 14 next week and goes to Telopea Park School in year 8 and previously at Gilmore Primary.

Khoi won the Aus Under 10 title in Canberra in 2001 and came second in the Aus Under 12 in Adelaide in 2003. He represented Australia at the World Youth in Spain in 2001.

He has been a member of the ACT JCL Development Squad in the past, but is not currently due to age and strength. (Dev Squad is primarily aimed at primary school, or weak high school kids). He has been one of ACT best juniors and he has been playing in adult tournaments since he was 6 (He was in the Tuggeranong Club Championships at the beginning of 1998 as an unrated player, but scoring 4 points!)

Khoi is also a keen tennis player and misses the Aus Juniors sometimes to go to the tennis.

- Milan Ninchich

Ralph Seberry Memorial, NSW

1 Bjelobrk, Igor 2423 5.5 23:W 12:W 4:W 8:W 3:W 2:D
2 O'Chee, Kevin 2008 5 38:W 15:W 18:W 3:D 14:W 1:D
3 Yu, Ronald 2069 4.5 49:W 19:W 10:W 2:D 1:L 12:W
4 Ainsworth, Mark 2001 4.5 26:W 9:W 1:L 28:W 17:W 7:D
5 Dekic, Biljana 2017 4.5 17:W 28:W 7:D 11:D 9:D 20:W
6 Chan, Jason 2031 4.5 25:D 31:W 13:W 7:D 11:W 8:D
7 Navarro, Sim 1996 4.5 43:W 36:W 5:D 6:D 18:W 4:D
8 Atzmon-Simon, Barak 2017 4.5 21:W 29:W 35:W 1:L 13:W 6:D
9 Hvistendahl, Robert 1649 4.5 44:W 4:L 41:W 35:W 5:D 16:W
10 Falchoni, Mario J F 2001 4 32:W 20:W 3:L 15:W 12:L 21:W
11 Mendes da Costa, Alex 1891 4 48:W 14:D 25:W 5:D 6:L 22:W
12 Hu, Jason 1942 4 45:W 1:L 22:W 23:W 10:W 3:L
13 Redgrave, John 1766 4 34:W 16:W 6:L 21:W 8:L 26:W
14 Song, Raymond 2046 4 24:W 11:D 16:D 29:W 2:L 23:W
15 Chernih, Nicholas 1693 4 55:W 2:L 42:W 10:L 40:W 27:W
16 Bolens, Johny 2043 3.5 22:W 13:L 14:D 31:W 19:W 9:L
17 Dickson, Ian C 1507 3.5 5:L 47:W 33:W 25:W 4:L 18:D
18 Illingworth, Max 1797 3.5 42:W 27:W 2:L 24:W 7:L 17:D
19 Dunn, Michael Gl 1824 3.5 41:W 3:L 32:W 20:D 16:L 37:W
20 Escribano, Jose 1677 3.5 52:W 10:L 46:W 19:D 30:W 5:L
21 Miranda, Adrian 1508 3 8:L 39:W 27:W 13:L 28:W 10:L
22 Phillips, Andrew 1529 3 16:L 34:W 12:L 52:W 33:W 11:L
23 Low, Frank 1608 3 1:L 45:W 53:+ 12:L 43:W 14:L
24 Xu, William 1544 3 14:L 48:W 54:+ 18:L 35:D 31:D
25 Lo, Anthony 1512 3 6:D 50:W 11:L 17:L 48:W 30:D
26 Parker, Trent 1472 3 4:L 44:L 34:W 50:W 29:W 13:L
27 Viner, Phillip J 2041 3 51:W 18:L 21:L 36:W 32:W 15:L
28 Rachmadi, Herman 1681 3 47:W 5:L 36:W 4:L 21:L 41:W
29 Pickering, Anthony 1703 3 39:W 8:L 40:W 14:L 26:L 43:W
30 Ingram, Ben W 1909 3 36:L 43:W 38:W 0:D 20:L 25:D
31 Losh, Gary 1444 3 50:D 6:L 44:W 16:L 38:W 24:D
32 Bisson, Danny Wayne 1469 3 10:L 52:W 19:L 42:W 27:L 45:W
33 Tomas, Tom 1723 3 46:L 37:W 17:L 45:W 22:L 42:W
34 Barker, Mitchell 1239 3 13:L 22:L 26:L 47:W 51:W 40:W
35 Stojic, Danny 1997 2.5 37:W 46:W 8:L 9:L 24:D 0:L
36 Korbe, Heinrich 1423 2.5 30:W 7:L 28:L 27:L 46:D 49:W
37 Nabulsi, Derek 1450 2.5 35:L 33:L 39:D 41:W 49:W 19:L
38 Greenwood, Norman 1493 2.5 2:L 55:W 30:L 48:D 31:L 46:W
39 O'Rourke, Kevin 1053 2.5 29:L 21:L 37:D 49:L 55:W 48:W
40 Adler, David 1456 2 0:D 0:D 29:L 44:W 15:L 34:L
41 Leong, William 1309 2 19:L 49:W 9:L 37:L 44:W 28:L
42 Christensen, Joshua 1250 2 18:L 51:W 15:L 32:L 50:W 33:L
43 Art, Carl 1447 2 7:L 30:L 55:W 46:W 23:L 29:L
44 Gupta, Rohan 2 9:L 26:W 31:L 40:L 41:L 55:W
45 Sewell, Rob 1443 2 12:L 23:L 47:W 33:L 52:W 32:L
46 Reese, Peter 1183 1.5 33:W 35:L 20:L 43:L 36:D 38:L
47 Franca, Edis 469 1.5 28:L 17:L 45:L 34:L 0:W 50:D
48 Tracey, Michael J 1406 1.5 11:L 24:L 51:W 38:D 25:L 39:L
49 Bleicher, Horst 1597 1.5 3:L 41:L 50:D 39:W 37:L 36:L
50 O'rourke, Ryan 1.5 31:D 25:L 49:D 26:L 42:L 47:D
51 Moore, Douglas 1520 1.5 27:L 42:L 48:L 55:D 34:L 52:W
52 Gilchrist, Marc 323 1 20:L 32:L 0:W 22:L 45:L 51:L
53 Zhang, Raymond 781 1 0:D 0:D 23:- 0: 0: 0:
54 Zhang, Charmian 555 1 0:D 0:D 24:- 0: 0: 0:
55 Cheung, Justin (1993) 940 .5 15:L 38:L 43:L 51:D 39:L 44:L
56 Harrison, Joe 830 0 0:L 0:L 0: 0: 0: 0:

Coffs Harbour Open: 1 Lane, Gary W NSW 2474 6.5
2 Jones, Brian A NSW 2096 6
3-4 Zhao, Zong-Yuan NSW 2489 5.5
Bolens, Johny NSW 2043 5.5
5-10 Song, Raymond NSW 2046 5
Sonter, Matthew QLD 2045 5
Cafolla, Peter QLD 1763 5
Van Der Wal, Fritz W NSW 1794 5
Weller, Tony QLD 1759 5
Tankel, Alan NSW 1744 5
11-13 Jones, Lee R NSW 2055 4.5
Davidson, Nathan P QLD 1575 4.5
Marsden, John A NSW 1737 4.5
14-25 Jule, Alexandra QLD 1524 4
Korenevski, Oleg QLD 1664 4
Reid, Vaness NSW 1699 4
Parker, Trent NSW 1472 4
Cooke, Steven L QLD 1511 4
Eccles, Richard NSW 1578 4
Egan, Bill ACT 1574 4
Klinkby, Alf NSW 1425 4
Creech, Ken E NSW 1713 4
Fisher, Jayden QLD 1240 4
Bourke, Phillip W NSW 1367 4
Weltner, Michael NSW 1479 4
26-32 Maddix, John T NSW 1687 3.5
Canfell, Mike J NSW 1643 3.5
Mearns, David NSW 1391 3.5
Lenton, Doug S L NSW 1817 3.5
Kinder, Jessica QLD 1271 3.5
Stevens, Matthew NSW 999 3.5
Lee, Leoma QLD 997 3.5
33-41 Duffin, Mike QLD 1386 3
Ross, Bill NSW 1435 3
Lane, Endel NSW 1419 3
Muller, Jonas QLD 1095 3
Northover, Shane NSW 1289 3
Smith, Harry F NSW 1411 3
Stokes, Robin H NSW 1267 3
Soul, David NSW 1072 3
Barrett, Daniel J (Somerset) QLD 936 3
42-47 Jule, Sebastian QLD 957 2.5
Wilkie, Mary E NSW 1284 2.5
Losh, Gary NSW 1444 2.5
Northover, Matthew NSW 1070 2.5
Wells, Leslie NSW 1073 2.5
Stahnke, Alexander QLD 576 2.5
48-52 Goodson, Jason NSW 971 2
Beilby, Kieton QLD 755 2
Momot, Alex NSW 958 2
Kinder, Danielle QLD 205 2
Brett, Sean NSW 2
53-54 Wakewood, Joshua NSW
1 Smith, Tita NSW 1
55-56 McNenamin, Nathan NSW
0 McLean, Hannah QLD 509 0

Report by Charles Zworestine

Having already attracted a most satisfactory 54 players for the inaugural event last year, the second annual Coffs Harbour Open tournament this year did even better! 56 players, from places as far flung as Canberra, Wollongong, Sydney, Newcastle, Laurieton, Taree, Port Macquarie, Armidale, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Redcliffe - a rip roaring success! And strong, with IMs Zong-Yuan Zhao and Gary Lane and FMs Brian Jones and Lee Jones, plus little Raymond Song, Matt Sonter and Johny Bolens as players over 2000. With standard time controls of 60 minutes plus 10 seconds per move from the start. It all boded well for a fascinating event, and so it proved...

Very few upsets in Round 1, although Zhao was pushed all the way by Endel Lane in an excellent game by the latter. Biggest shock was Lee Jones blundering his queen; fortunately he was able to get just enough material for it to draw with Mike Duffin. The top seeds kept winning in Round 2, but things were already harder in Round 3; although only Sonter conceded points, drawing with John Marsden after being an exchange up early but unable to find a plan! But four rounds in a day can be tough, as the Saturday night round proved - just ask Zhao,who had only flown in at 8:30 that morning! Brian Jones was rock solid against him as White, and a tired Zhao eventually popped the exchange! Despite desperately trying to complicate, Zong-Yuan lost on time in a still lost position: the first truly major upset of the event. Gary Lane crunched Raymond Song, but Sonter and Bolens could only draw a queen and opposite coloured bishop endgame.

Jones, B (2096) - Zhao, Z (2489), 2005 Coffs Harbour Open Round 4, 12/11/05

1.Nf3 Nf6 2.d4 g6 3.g3 Bg7 4.Bg2 d5 5.0-0 0-0 6.c4 dxc4 7.Na3 Nc6 8.Nxc4 Be6 9.Ne3 h6 10.Qc2 a5 11.Rd1 Nb4 12.Qb1 c6 13.Bd2 Nbd5 14.Qc1 Kh7 15.Nc4 Ne4 16.Be1 f5 17.Nfe5 Nd6 18.e3 Qc7 19.a4 Nxc4 20.Nxc4 Rfc8 21.e4 fxe4 22.Bxe4 Nf6 23.Bd3 Bf5 24.Bxf5 gxf5 25.Bd2 Nd5 26.Re1 Rf8 27.Ne5 Rad8 28.Qc5 Ra8 29.Rac1 Qd6 30.Qc2 Kg8 31.Qb3 Rab8

32.Bf4! Kh7 33.Nc4 Qf6 34.Bxb8 Rxb8 35.Ne3 Nb4 36.Rc5 e6 37.Re5 f4 38.Rxe6 Qg5 39.Ng2 Rf8 40.Re7 Nd5 41.Qd3+ Kg8 42.Re8 fxg3 43.Qxg3 Time 1-0

Round 5 saw Gary Lane get to 5/5 after knowing more theory and so winning quickly against his father-in-law Brian Jones, while Johny Bolens was alone on 4.5 after he outlasted Lee Jones, who walked into mate in one in a time scramble! All the other top seeds won, so we had a traffic jam on 4/5. It looked like it may get even more interesting in Round 6, when an excited Bolens thought Gary Lane had overlooked a tactic losing his queen; but the IM found a resource, Bolens overlooked a forced draw and ended up losing. Zhao sacrificed a rook and bishop against Sonter to try and force mate; Sonter took the rook but not the bishop, instead returning the rook to avert mate (his only defence); and after all that, Zhao ended up winning another rook and opposite coloured bishop ending! Peter Cafolla upset Lee Jones.

So to the last round, where Zhao pushed hard and had chances as White but could not crack Gary Lane. Their eventual draw won Lane the title, while Zhao had to be content with a share of third with Bolens after the latter won a marathon against Cafolla, who missed several chances to claim a draw. Brian Jones got outright second after a very strong win against Raymond Song. Fritz van der Wal and Alan Tankel both finished on 5/7 as the leading NSW Country players. The title of NSW Country Champion for 2005 is yet to be decided.

Prize List: 1st Gary Lane 6.5/7; 2nd Brian Jones 6; 3rd Zong-Yuan Zhao, Johny Bolens 5.5; Best Under 18 Raymond Song 5; 1st Rating Group A Nathan Davidson 4.5; Equal 2nd Rating Group A + Equal Best Senior Over 65 (S) Alex Jule, Oleg Korenevski, Vaness Reid, Trent Parker, Steven Cooke, Richard Eccles, Bill Egan (S), Alf Klinkby (S), Ken Creech (S), Mike Weltner (S) 4; Equal 1st Rating Group B Jayden Fisher, Phillip Bourke 4; Equal 1st Rating Group C Leoma Lee, Matthew Stevens 3.5; Best Under 14 Jessica Kinder 3.5.

The Rooty Hill Club Championship (NSW) was run in five divisions: 4 round robins of 8 players each, according to ratings, and a 10 player Swiss for the lower and unrated section.

Div. A was wide open until the last round whenl Tony Bouchaaya clinched the win. He is Rooty Hill Club Champion for the third time in four years. In an exciting final game he sacrificed a piece for a pawn forcing 2001 winner Hans Muller to try and stop three connected passed pawns with his overworked bishop. Robert Ambalong , who had a great tournament, finished half a point behind when he was unable to find a win against Peter Cassettari's Caro-Kann.

Div. B was a clear win to Ben Harris who conceded only a single draw during the whole tournament. Levi Descallar took second place.

Div. C proved a triumph for Munir Anjum who capped a successful year by winning outright. He spent his final game pinching pawns from Rick Carballo who finally ran out of options. Muhamed Buza and David Evans finished equal second, half a point behind.

Div. D: Frank Kresinger was lurking just behind the leaders until he grabbed the lead in Round 6. He finished it off in good style with a win against Lloyd Fell. (That's Lloyd R. Fell, not Lloyd S. Fell.) Shane Burgess had been equal first coming in to the final round but lost to Bill Herreros.

Div. E. belonged to Greg Davis for the first five rounds but Mario Maletic and Yama Mahmoodi were finishing well. Yama beat Greg in Round 7 while Mario drew with Michael Jansen. Final scores: Greg and Yama 5, Mario and Peter Watts 4½.

The report is from the Rooty Hill web page where you will find a report on the whole tournament, cross tables, graphics and around two dozen games. Click here

- David Evans

The NSW Schools Country Chess Championships has been won by an ACTJCL team!

Congratulations to Matthew Beltrami, Alice Kristofferson, William Waters, Daniel McGlynn and Joshua Crockett. They are from Karabar High School in Queanbeyan and thus legitimately a NSW school, but Matt and Alice particularly are long term ACTJCL members. Will and Daniel have been playig in ACT of more recent times.

Karabar won the South Coast regional competition (which also includes Wollongong) after a 6 round knock out competition conducted over the year and then won the country grand championship in a close 5 game round robin against other regional champions on 11 Nov in Sydney.

Given Tony and I last week ran an 80 children competition in Boorowa, with schools from Gouldburn, Temora, Crookwell, Moruya etc, maybe the ACTJCL should be launching a take over bid for part of NSW.

- Jenni Oliver

Ford Memorial: North Sydney Leagues Club, 69 players, 9 rounds. Leading final scores: A.Ayvazyan 8.5, R.Cook 7.5, R.Song (aged 11), J.Cronan, A.Chek, V.Tulevski 6.5.

Last week we reported that "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..." Dr Zworestine informs us that the event had 38 players, not 35. Secondly, it was the St. George Swiss, not Spring Open: it is not an open event, but only for club members. And Zworestine actually came equal second with Adrian Rose on 7/9.

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

Letters: Dear Sirs,

My name is Yelena Dembo, I have IM/WGM titles, 8 medals in world and European championships (youth and women's), 2441 ELO. I have 1 men's GM norm. I am a professional chess trainer, official vendor on ICC and Playchess servers.

Half a year ago my book "The very unusual book about chess" got published. This book is very useful for 1500-2450 level chess players. I wrote about modern methods in middlegame in this book. There are very many special Dembo rules there which help to find strong and talented moves! There is even a very big chapter which tells about talented moves and about finding them in the games!

There are almost no books about middlegame in the world therefore this book is very important and useful! Even such very strong GMs as Shirov, Kotronias, Avrukh, Dautov, Svetushkin bought it! Of course also many IMs, WGMs and amateurs. Many people say it is easy to read this book and it is very interesting.

It is not possible to buy this book in any shops, only from me, as I have all the rights. You can find more info about the book on my personal website There are 135 pages in the book and it costs 24 euro with postage and packaging included.

Thank you and best wishes!
- Yelena Dembo

Igor Ivanov, a Russian defector who became Utah's greatest chess player, has died in St. George of cancer. He was 58.Despite his illness, Ivanov tied for first place in the Utah Open tournament just three weeks ago. He was Utah's only grandmaster, the highest rank in chess. More

Men versus Machines: Bilbao, Spain, November 20-23. Features Kasimdzhanov, Ponomariov and Khalifman versus Fritz 9, Junior 9 and Hydra. Computers lead 6.5-2.5.
Site : View games

Mamedyarov wins World Junior: Istanbul. Leading Final Round 13 Standings: Mamedyarov 10.5; Berkes9.5; Alekseev, Gashimov 9; Smeets, Li Chao, Stellwagen, Nyback, Wang Yue, Magalashvili 8.5 ... Xie 6.0.
Girls top scores: Paehtz 10; Gu Xiaobing 9.5; Kadziolka, Mamedjarova, Harika 9; Pogonina, Dzagnidze, Vasilevich, Melia 8.5.
Site : View games - boys : View games - girls

Benidorm Rapid: Final standings after 11 rounds: Malakhov, Nisipeanu 9.0; Dreev, Karjakin 8.5; Delchev 8.0; Garcia Fernandez 7.5.
Site : View games

Russian Cup: Players include Lastin, Popov, Grigoriants, Smirnov, Volkov, Maletin, Khismatullin and Galkin.

Africa Chess Championships:

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..

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

Illescas Cordoba wins Spanish Championship:

Cidade de Sao Paulo: Players include Vescovi, Milos and Leitao.


First up, some more highlights from the World Junior:

Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2674)    --    Heberla, Bartlomiej (2465)
World Junior Championship (Boys) U20  (3.1)   2005.11.11     1-0     A43

1.d4 c5 2.dxc5 Na6 3.e4 Nxc5 4.Nc3 d6 5.Be3 e6 6.Nf3 a6 7.Qd4 Ne7 8. Rd1 Nc6 9.Qd2 b5 10.a3 Be7 11.Bf4 e5 12.Be3 Be6 13.Be2 O-O 14.O-O Rc8 15. h3 Qc7 16.Rfe1 Rfd8 17.Ng5 Bxg5 18.Bxg5 f6 19.Be3 Ne7 20.Bg4 Bxg4 21.hxg4 Qc6 22.Bxc5 Qxc5 23.g5 f5 24.Qd3 fxe4 25.Nxe4 Qc4 26.Qh3 Rc6

27.g6!! Nxg6 28.b3! Qf7 29.Ng5!
Now black doesn't have ...h6
29...Qf6 30.Qxh7+ Kf8 31.Ne4 Qe6 32.Rd3 d5 33.Rf3+ Ke8 34.Ng5 Qe7 35.Rf5 Rf6 36.Qg8+ Kd7 37.Qxd5+ Kc7 38.Qf3 Rdf8 39.Rxf6 gxf6 40.Ne4 f5 41. Qc3+ Kb8 42.Qc6!
( 42.Qc6 fxe4 43.Qxg6 )

Kuderinov, Kirill (2432)    --    Predojevic, Borki (2558)
World Junior Championship (Boys) U20  (3.4)   2005.11.11     1-0     B91

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.g3 e5 7.Nde2 b5 8. Bg2 Be7 9.Bg5 Nbd7 10.Nd5!? Nxd5 11.Qxd5!? Qc7 12.Bxe7!?

( 12.Qxa8 Nb6 )
12...Kxe7 13.Qxa8 Nb6

14.Nc3!! Qxc3+
( 14...Nxa8 15.Nd5+ Kd8 16.Nxc7 Kxc7 +- is still winning for white )
15.bxc3 Nxa8 16.a4 bxa4 17.Rxa4 Nb6 18.Rb4 Nd7 19.Bh3 Nc5 20.Rb8 Bxh3 21. Rxh8 Bg2 22.Rg1 Bxe4 23.Kd2 h6 24.Rc8 Kd7 25.Rxc5 dxc5 26.Re1 Bd5 27.Rxe5 Kd6 28.Re1 Kc6 29.g4 Be6 30.h3 g6 31.f4 Kd5 32.Kd3 f5 33.c4+ Kd6 34.Ra1 fxg4 35.Rxa6+ Ke7 36.hxg4 Bxg4 37.Ke4 Bf5+ 38.Kd5 h5 39.Kxc5 h4 40.Kd5 h3 41.Ke5 Kd7 42.c3 Kc7 43.Ra8 Bc8 44.Ra2 Bb7 45.Rh2 Bc8 46.Kf6 Bf5 47.Kg5 Kc6 48.Kh4 Kc5 49.Rxh3 Bxh3 50.Kxh3 Kxc4 51.Kg4 Kxc3 52.Kg5 Kd4 53.Kxg6 Ke4 54.f5 1-0

Bartel, Mateusz (2513)    --    Berkes, Ferenc (2596)
World Junior Championship (Boys) U20  (6.6)   2005.11.14     1-0     E13

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6 4.Nc3 Bb4 5.Bg5 Bb7 6.e3 h6 7.Bh4 g5 8.Bg3 Ne4 9.Nd2 Nxc3 10.bxc3 Bxc3 11.Rc1 Bb4 12.h4 gxh4 13.Rxh4 Nc6 14.d5 Ne7 15.dxe6 dxe6 16.Qa4+ Nc6 17.Rd4 Qg5

18.c5!? Bxd2+
( 18...bxc5 ( 18...bxc5 ( 18...Bxc5 19.Ne4 Qf5 20.Nxc5 bxc5 21.Ba6!! ) ) 19.Rxb4!! cxb4 20.Rxc6 Bxc6 21.Qxc6+ Ke7 22.Qxc7+ Kf6 23.Ne4+ )
19.Rxd2 O-O 20.Bb5 Ne5 21.c6 1-0

Karakehajov, Kalin (2396)    --    Tomashevsky, Evgeny (2564)
World Junior Championship (Boys) U20  (6.11)   2005.11.14     0-1     A47

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 b6 3.Bf4 Bb7 4.Nbd2 g6 5.c4 Bg7 6.Qc2 d6 7.e4 Nbd7 8. Bd3 e5 9.dxe5 dxe5 10.Bxe5 Nxe5 11.Nxe5 O-O 12.O-O Nh5 13.Ndf3 Nf4 14.Rad1 Qe7 15.Ng4 Nxd3 16.Qxd3 Qxe4 17.Qxe4 Bxe4 18.Rfe1 Rfe8 19.Rd2 f5 20.Ne3 Rad8 21.Red1 Rxd2 22.Rxd2 c6 23.Kf1 Bb1 24.Rd1 Bxa2 25.Ra1

Rxe3!! 26.fxe3 Bxc4+ 27.Kf2 a5 28.Rc1 Bd5 29.g3 a4 30.Rc2 Kf8 31.Nd4 Ke8 32.Nxc6 Be4! 33. Rc4 b5! 34.Rc5 Bxc6 35.Rxc6 Bxb2 -+
Now it's easy
36.Ke2 a3 37.Ra6 b4 38.Kd3 b3 39.Kc4 a2 0-1

Nyback, Tomi (2563)    --    Sengupta, Deep (2400)
World Junior Championship (Boys) U20  (6.12)   2005.11.14     1-0     A10

1.Nf3 e6 2.c4 b6 3.g3 Bb7 4.Bg2 f5 5.O-O Nf6 6.d4 Be7 7.d5 O-O 8.Nd4 c5 9.Nc2 Ne8 10.Nc3 Bf6 11.Qd3 Nd6 12.Rd1 e5 13.e4 g6 14.exf5!? gxf5 15. Nb5! e4 16.Qe2 Nxb5 17.cxb5 d6 18.Qh5 Bg7 19.Ne3 Qf6 20.Nc4 Qe7 21.Bf4 Rf6 22.Bh3 Qf8

23.Nxd6!! Rxd6 24.Bxf5 Rg6 25.d6 Bd4 26.Bxg6 hxg6 27.Qxg6+ Qg7 28.Qe8+ Kh7

29.Rxd4!! cxd4 30.Be5 Qd7 31.Qh5+ Kg8 32.Rc1 Qe6 33.Qh8+ Kf7 34.Qg7+

Predojevic Borki (GM) BIH    --    Cornette Matthieu (IM) FRA
World Junior Championship   Istanbul
2005     1-0     B40

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.c3 d5 4.e5 d4 5.g3 Nc6 6.Bg2 g5 7.h3 h6 8.Na3 Bg7 9.cxd4 cxd4 10.Nc4 Nge7 11.O-O O-O 12.a4 Ng6 13.d3!? Ncxe5 14.Nfxe5 Nxe5 15.Nxe5 Bxe5

16.Qh5! Bg7 17.f4!
White has a lot of pressure for the pawn
17...f5 18.fxg5 hxg5 19.g4!? Qd6 20.Bxg5 Bd7 21.gxf5 Rxf5 22.Rxf5 exf5 23.Bf4!! Qe6
( 23...Qxf4 24.Bd5+ Kf8 25.Qf7# )
24.Bxb7 Re8 25.Qf3 Qe2 26.Bd5+ Kh7 27.Qg3 Qh5 28.Kh1 Bf6 29.Rg1 Bxa4 30. Bf3 Qh4 31.Qg6+ Kh8 32.Qxf5 Bb3 33.Bg5 Bxg5 34.Rxg5 Qe1+ 35.Kh2 Qf2+ 36. Rg2 Qh4 37.Be4 Qh6 38.Rg5 Rf8 39.Qe5+ Qf6 40.Rh5+ Kg8 41.Qg3+
( 41.Qg3+ Kf7 42.Rf5 )

Karakehasov Kalin BUL    --    Wang Hao CHN
World Junior Championship   Istanbul
2005     0-1     A46

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 e6 3.Bf4 c5 4.e3 Qb6 5.Qc1 Nc6 6.c3 d5 7.Nbd2 Bd7 8. Rb1 Nh5 9.Be5 cxd4 10.exd4 f6 11.Bg3 O-O-O 12.b4 Nxg3 13.hxg3 e5 14.Nb3 Bd6 15.Be2 e4 16.Nh2 Kb8 17.Nf1 Ne7 18.Nc5 Bc8 19.Ne3 f5 20.c4 f4 21.gxf4 Bxf4 22.cxd5 Rhf8 23.Bc4 Nf5 24.Qc3 Qg6 25.Nxf5 Bxf5 26.O-O Qh5 27.g3

Bg4 !! 28.Nxe4
( 28.gxf4 Bf3 29.Qxf3 exf3 )
28...Bf3 29.Qxf3 Qxf3 30.Rbe1 Rde8 0-1

Alekseev Evgeny (GM) RUS    --    Magalashvili Davit (IM) GEO
World Junior Championship   Istanbul
2005     1-0     B92

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Be2 e5 7.Nb3 Be7 8. O-O O-O 9.a4 Be6 10.Bf3 Nbd7 11.Re1 Rc8 12.a5 Qc7 13.Be3 Rfd8 14.Nd2 h6 15.Nf1 Nc5 16.Ng3 Bf8 17.Qd2 Qb8 18.Nd5 Bxd5 19.exd5 Kh7

Otherwise Nf5 etc
20.h4 g6 21.h5 Bg7 22.Rac1 e4 23.Be2 Ncd7 24.c4 Ne5 25.Bd4 Re8 26. Bf1 Re7 27.hxg6+ fxg6 28.Nxe4 Nxe4 29.Rxe4 Rce8 30.Rce1 Qc7 31.Qc3 g5 32. b4 Rf8 33.c5 Ref7 34.Bxe5! Bxe5

35.Rxe5!! dxe5 36.Bd3+ Kh8
( 36...Kg8 37.d6 Qc6 38.Bc4 +- )
37.Rxe5 Rg7 38.d6 Qf7 39.Rf5!
( 39.Rf5 Qxf5 ( 39...Qe8 40.Rf6! ) 40.Bxf5 Rxf5 41.b5! axb5 42.a6! bxa6 43.c6 wins quickly )

Now, a few highlights from the recent NSW Championship:

Canfell, Greg (2376)    --    Song, Raymond (2085)
2005 NSW Championship  (7)   West Ryde, Sydney
2005.10.16     1/2-1/2     A08

1.e4 e6 2.d3 d5 3.Nd2 Nf6 4.Ngf3 c5 5.g3 Nc6 6.Bg2 Be7 7.O-O Qc7 8. Re1 b6 9.Qe2 Bb7 10.e5 Nd7 11.c4 d4 12.Ne4 Ndxe5 13.Nxe5 Qxe5 14.Bf4 Qf5 15.Bf3 h5 16.a3 O-O-O 17.b4 g5 18.Bd2 g4 19.Bg2 Ne5 20.bxc5 Nf3+

21.Bxf3 gxf3 22.Qf1 Bxc5 23.Bb4 h4 24.Bxc5 bxc5 25.Rab1 Qh5 26.Rb2 f5 27.Nxc5 hxg3 28.fxg3 f4 29.Nxb7 fxg3

30.Nxd8 Rg8 31.Nxe6 gxh2+ 32.Kh1 Rg1+ 33.Qxg1 hxg1=Q+ 34.Kxg1 Qg4+

Cabilin, Jeff (2035)    --    Bird, Andrew (2178)
2005 NSW Championships  (9)   2005     0-1     B24

1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.g3 g6 4.d3 Bg7 5.Be3 d6 6.Qd2 e5 7.Bg2 Nge7 8. Bh6 O-O 9.h4 Bxh6 10.Qxh6 f6 11.Nge2 Nd4 12.O-O-O Rb8 13.Qd2 b5 14.Rdf1 b4 15.Nd1 Qa5 16.Kb1 Rb6 17.Nc1 Be6 18.b3 Nb5 19.a4 Nc3+ 20.Nxc3

( 20.Kb2 Nxa4+ 21.bxa4 Qxa4 22.Nb3 Qa3+ 23.Kb1 Ra6 should win )
20...bxc3 21.Qe1 Qxa4 22.Qxc3 Rfb8 23.Bf3

Bxb3!! 24.cxb3 Rxb3+!! 25.Nxb3 Rxb3+ 26.Qxb3+ Qxb3+ 27.Kc1
White resigns. After ...Qc3+ 28. Kd1 or b1 Qxd3+ wins the bishop.

Cablin, Jeff (2035)    --    Fuller, Max (2275)
2005 NSW Championships  (4)   2005.09.11     0-1     B23

1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.Nge2 e6 4.g3 a6 5.a4 d5 6.exd5 exd5 7.Bg2 Nf6 8. d3 d4 9.Ne4 Nxe4 10.Bxe4 Bg4 11.Bg2 Bd6 12.O-O Qd7 13.f3 Be6 14.Nf4 Bxf4 15.Bxf4 O-O 16.b3 Nb4! 17.a5 Rae8 18.Bd2 Nd5 19.f4 Bg4 20.Bf3 Bh3 21.Bg2 Bxg2 22.Kxg2 f5 23.Re1 Rxe1 24.Qxe1 Qc6 25.Kf2 Nb4 26.Qd1 Re8 27.Bxb4 cxb4 28.Ra4 Qc3 29.Ra2 Re3

30.Ra1 g6 31.Ra2 Kf7 32.Ra4 Ke7 33.Ra2 Kd8 34.Ra4 Kc7 35.Ra2 Kb8 36.Ra4 Ka7 37.Ra2 h6 38.Kf1 g5 39.fxg5 hxg5 40.Kf2 f4 41. gxf4 gxf4 42.Kf1 Qc6 43.Kf2 f3 44.Qa1 Re2+ 45.Kf1 Qd7

Baterwicz, Mark    --    Bleicher, Horst
2005 NSW Championship Reserves  (7)   West Ryde, Sydney
2005.10.16     0-1     D02

1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Bf4 e6 4.Nbd2 c5 5.e3 Nc6 6.c3 cxd4 7.exd4 Bd6 8.Bg5 h6 9.Bh4 O-O 10.Be2 Re8 11.O-O a6 12.Bd3 Bd7 13.Bg3 Qc7 14.Bc2 b5 15.a3 Rac8 16.Rc1 Nh5 17.Bxd6 Qxd6 18.g4 Nf4 19.g5 Nh3+ 20.Kg2 Nxg5 21. Nxg5 hxg5 22.Qh5 Qf4 23.Nf3 e5 24.Qh7+ Kf8 25.Nxe5??

Nxe5 26.dxe5 Qg4+ 27. Kh1 Qf3+ 28.Kg1 Bh3

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 State Lightning Championship: Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club; Sunday 27th November 11am. Followed by the NSWCA Annual General Meeting at 2:30pm.

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.

4th Parsvnath International Open: New Delhi, 14-23 January 2006; Enter by 1 January. Email:, Web site:

Best wishes till next time
- Paul Broekhuyse
19 Gill Avenue, Avoca Beach, NSW 2251
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