Australian Chess Federation newsletter
No. 347, December 14, 2005

Aust Champs
Australian Schools Teams Championships
2006 Myer Tan Australian Chess Grand Prix
Rybka revolution
Mind Sports
World Youth U-16 Chess Olympiad cancelled
Nominations for ACF medals
World News
Grand Prix
Other Events

Australian Championships and Australian Junior Championships start very soon!

28 Dec 2005 to 9 Jan 2006

Details at

A strong reminder that you will get a fantastic accommodation deal by booking at the five star Carlton Crest Hotel, which is the playing venue. You can still book a family of four for just $124 per night slap bang in the centre of Brisbane. We are waiting here to welcome you. We have strong entries in all 12 events. You will enjoy the culture of top class chess, and all that Brisbane and the surrounds have to offer. Don't miss out. We thank the Queensland chess community for the great support they have already shown. For a full list of confirmed entries in all the tournaments that make up the big event, please go to (participants). You can enter and pay securely online at this website. 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 Australian Schools Teams Championships were held last weekend, 10-11 December at Wyvern House (Newington College Preparatory School), Cambridge Avenue, Stanmore, Sydney. The Championships were contested by the winners of the various state inter-schools competitions in four divisions: Primary Open, Primary Girls, Secondary Open and Secondary Girls.

Congratiulations to the winners:
Open Secondary: St. Peter's College (SA)

1. Somerset College (QLD) 3 3 1 1 1 9 = 4th
2. Knox Grammar (NSW) 1 3 2 1 2 9 = 4th
3. Melbourne High (VIC) 1 1 1 1 1 6 6th
4. Radford College (ACT) 2 1 2 2 2 11 2nd
5. St. Peter's College (SA) 3 3 3 1 3 13 1st
6. Applecross Senior High (WA) 3 2 2 1 1 10 3rd

Girls Secondary: North Sydney Girls High School (NSW)

1. North Sydney Girls High School (NSW) 3 3 3 3 4 17 1st
2. Presbyterian Ladies' College (VIC) 3 3 1 4 12 3rd
3. Pembroke School (SA) 1 2 2 4 9 = 4th
4. Belconnen High School (ACT) 1 2 2 4 9 = 4th
5. Brisbane State High School (QLD) 1 3 2 2 4 12 2nd
6. BYE 0 0 0 0 0 0 6th

Open Primary: Somerset College (QLD)

1. Telopea Park (ACT) 0 0 3 1 5 5th
2. Essex Heights (VIC) 4 2 3 2 3 14 2nd
3. Somerset College (QLD) 4 2 4 4 1 15 1st
4. Midland Christian (WA) 1 1 0 1 3 6th
5. St. Peter's College (SA) 2 1 0 3 0 7 4th
6. Sydney Grammar St. Ives (NSW) 3 1 2 3 4 14 3rd

Girls Primary: Curtin Primary School (ACT).

1. Summer Hill Public (NSW) 0 2 1 2 4 9 4th
2. Curtin Primary (ACT) 4 3 3 3 4 17 1st
3. Presbyterian Ladies' College (VIC) 2 1 3 4 4 14 2nd
4. Somerville House (QLD) 2 1 1 2 4 10 3rd
5. Wilderness 2 1 0 2 4 9 5th
6. BYE 0 0 0 0 0 0 6th

Full details, including games, are on the NSW Junior Chess League website

Here's a taste:

(3) Nikolayevsky,Artem - Oliver,Gareth [A05]
Open Secondary (1.1), 10.12.2005
1.b3 Nf6 2.Bb2 g6 3.e3 Bg7 4.Nf3 0-0 5.Be2 d6 6.0-0 e5 7.Nc3 Nc6 8.d3 Nd7 9.e4 f5 10.Nd2 Nf6 11.f4 Nd4 12.fxe5 dxe5 13.Nf3 Ng4 14.Qc1 Bh6 15.Nd2 Be3+ 16.Kh1 Nxh2 0-1

2006 Myer Tan Australian Chess Grand Prix

A year-long series of tournaments in memory of Ken Myer and Arthur Tan

Prize fund is $16,000 including four economy class return airfares to play in the 2007 Malaysian Chess Festival. Registration of Tournaments closes at midnight on Thursday 15 December 2005. Programmes and Posters will be passed to the printer at 9am on Friday 16 December 2005. Late entries will be accepted after 15 December but
1. Organsiers must pay the late entry fee of $100
2. The tournament will not be included in the printed material.

The Grand Prix website will be updated over the weekend 17/18 December 2005.

Scoresheets, programmes and posters will be available at the Australian Championships in Brisbane and will be posted out to organisers before the event.

Good luck to all participants.

Brian Jones, Director
2006 Myer Tan Australian Chess Grand Prix

A comment from ACF President Denis Jessop:

"The Grand Prix is on the verge of a great revival and these attractive prizes add substance to that. But its success depends on event organisers and players giving it their full support and I call on them to do that and make the 2006 Grand Prix the best ever."

Rybka revolution: There's been a great deal of excitement over a new chess engine, Rybka, that has trounced top programs such as Crafty and Fritz in early testing. Rybka was briefly available for free download but the link has now been removed. Rybka is said to play very "human" chess, though I must admit - I can't see it. Decide for yourself with this PGN file.

Mind Sports

Mind Sports is a festival of thinking games. Including; chess, scrabble, bridge, poker, sudoku, diplomacy, chinese chess, backgammon....

Dates: January 2 - 8, 2006
Times: 9am - 5pm daily
Cost: $15 full, $10 concession ($40 family) full-day pass
Venue: The Peninsula School, Mt Eliza (Victoria)

The first ACF Grand Prix Weekender of 2006 will run on January 7 & 8 during this festival - 7 round swiss.
Entry fee (2-day pass) $30 adult, $20 child (u18) also gives you access to other games.

January 2 Blitz Championships (14 rounds)
January 3 Allegro Championships (7 rounds)
January 4-6 Mind Sports Classic Chess (5 rounds)
January 7 & 8 Mind Sports Weekender (7 rounds)

Over 500 prizes to be won and plenty of FREE activities it will be a fun, friendly, inclusive opportunity to use your mind and get to meet some other game enthusiasts.
Suitable for any age and any ability player. Come and play for a few hours or the whole week!

- David Cordover

Coaching at Australian Championships: IM Leonid Sandler has created a new company called Chess Australia Pty Ltd based in Melbourne. The idea is to provide quality chess coaching at different levels from school to the best players in the country. Leonid has 25 years experience in coaching and is a certified FIDE trainer. He will be in Brisbane for the duration of Australian Championships and offering chess coaching for juniors.

If you're interested email Leonid or ring (home) 03 9528 3887 or mobile 0412 201891.


Dear Sir

This is to inform you that the World Youth U-16 Chess Olympiad is cancelled on the advice of FIDE as only one country i.e. South Africa alone had confirmed participation. The Indian Chess Federation was eager to organise even now. But with just two countries India & South Africa, FIDE feels it is not prudent to go ahead with the World Youth Olympiad. Hence reluctantly we have to cancelled.

Sorry for the inconvenience caused.

Hon. Secretary

Dear Paul,

I worked on two new pages at my website, you might wish your readers to browse!?

Chess articles I recently wrote at:
and my first-ever public CD chess software reviews:

I plan to update both relatively regularly.

Best regards, IM Jovan Petronic.

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

Grischuk beats Gelfand in playoff in FIDE World Cup: In round 5 Ponomariov beat Bareev, Bacrot downed Rublevsky, Gurevich fell to Aronian, and Grischuk downed Gelfand 3-1 in a playoff. In the minor placings, prodigy Magnus Carlsen continued his dream run by beating Lautier, Kamsky beat Sakaev and Malakhov beat Dreev. Carlsen lost to Bareev in round 4. Tournament favourite Vasily Ivanchuk was beaten 0.5-1.5 by Topalov's second, young Bulgarian GM Cheparinov in round 2 - the biggest upset so far. The tournament - a preliminary event in the FIDE world championship cycle - is under way in Siberia. Features a huge assortment of great players. Ten of the 132 players will qualify for FIDE's "candidates" matches in the run up to the 2007 world championship.

Round 6
Ponomariov - Grischuk
Bacrot - Aronian
Mkinor placings:
Carlsen - Malakhov
Kamsky - Vallejo

Site : Live games : Finished games


Cheparinov, I (2618)    --    Ivanchuk, V (2748)
WCC  (2.1)   Khanty Mansyisk RUS
2005.11.30     1-0     A57

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 b5 4.cxb5 a6 5.b6 d6 6.Nc3 Nbd7 7.a4 a5 8.e4 g6 9.Nf3 Bg7 10.Be2 O-O 11.O-O Qxb6 12.Nd2 Ba6 13.Nb5 Rfb8 14.Qc2 Qd8 15. Nc4 Nb6 16.Nca3 Ne8 17.Rb1 Nc7 18.b3 Bxb5 19.Nxb5 Na6 20.Bg5 Nb4 21.Qd2 Qd7 22.f4 Rb7 23.f5 Qe8 24.Rf3 Nd7 25.Rbf1 Be5 26.Rh3 f6 27.Be3 g5 28.g4 Rc8 29.Bc4 Bd4?! 30.Nxd4 cxd4

31.Bxg5!! Ne5
( 31...fxg5 32.Qxg5+ Kh8 33.Rxh7+!! Kxh7 34.Rf3 )
32.Bh6 d3 33.g5 Qf7 34.Rg3 Kh8 35.g6!? hxg6 36.fxg6 Nxg6 37.Rf5 Ne5 38.Bf8 !! Qh7 39.Bg7+! Qxg7 40.Rh5+ Kg8 41.Rxg7+ Kxg7 42.Qh6+ Kf7 43.Qh7+ Ke8 44. Qf5 1-0

Bacrot, E (2725)    --    Kempinski, R (2619)
WCC  (2.1)   Khanty Mansyisk RUS
2005.11.30     1-0     E94

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 O-O 5.Be2 d6 6.Nf3 e5 7.Be3 Na6 8. O-O Ng4 9.Bg5 Qe8 10.dxe5 dxe5 11.h3 Nf6 12.Be3 b6 13.a3 Bb7 14.Qc2 Nh5 15.b4 Nf4 16.c5 Nxe2+ 17.Qxe2 f5 18.Rfc1 bxc5 19.b5! Nb8 20.Bxc5 Rf7 21. Ng5 Rd7 22.Rd1 h6 23.Qc4+ Kh8 24.Qe6! Qxe6 25.Nxe6 fxe4

( After 25...Rxd1+ 26.Rxd1 black can't develop his queenside )
With Nc5 in mind

27.Nd5!! Rxd5 28.Nxc7!!
( 28.Nxc7 Rxd1+ 29.Rxd1 +- and white ends up an exchange ahead )

Grischuk, A (2720)    --    Istratescu, A (2622)
WCC  (2.1)   Khanty Mansyisk RUS
2005.11.30     1-0     B42

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 a6 5.Bd3 Bc5 6.Nb3 Ba7 7.Qg4!? g6 8.Qg3!? Nc6 9.Nc3 d6 10.h4 Nf6 11.Bh6! Ne5 12.Be2 b5 13.f4 Nc4 14.O-O-O Ne3

15.Rd4!? Nfg4?
( 15...Bxd4 16.Nxd4 Nc4 17.Bg7 Rg8 18.Nc6 Qc7 19.Bxf6 Qxc6 20.h5 Bb7 21.hxg6 hxg6 22.Rh7 looks good for white, but obviously there's more to say here )
16.Bxg4 Nxg4 17.Qxg4 Bxd4 18.Nxd4 b4
( 18...e5 19.Nf5!! gxf5 20.Qg7 +- )
19.Na4 Bd7 20.b3 Bxa4 21.bxa4 Qd7 22.Kb1 Rc8 23.Rd1 Qxa4 24.f5 Ke7 25.fxe6 f6
( 25...f6 26.Bg7 Rhg8 27.Bxf6+!! Kxf6 28.Qg5+ Kg7 29.Nf5+! Kh8 30.Qf6+ Rg7 31.Qxg7# )

Radjabov, T (2704)    --    Kazhgaleyev, M (2602)
WCC  (2.1)   Khanty Mansyisk RUS
2005.11.30     0-1     C68

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Bxc6 dxc6 5.O-O Ne7!? 6.Nxe5 Qd4 7.Qh5 g6 8.Qg5 Bg7 9.Nd3 f5!? 10.e5 c5 11.b3 b6 12.Bb2 Qg4 13.Qe3

Why note Qg4?
13...Nd5 14.Qe1 Bb7 15.f3 Qg5 16.Nc3 O-O-O 17.Nxd5 Bxd5 18.Qe2 f4 19.b4 c4 20.Nf2 Rhe8 21.Rfe1 Qe7 22.a3 Kb8 23.d3 cxd3 24.cxd3 g5 25.d4 h5 26.Qxa6 g4 27.Qe2 Bf6!? 28.Ne4 Bh4 29.Rf1 Rg8 30.Kh1 Rdf8 31.Nd2??

Bg3!! 32.Rfc1
( 32.hxg3 fxg3 33.Rfb1 Qh4+ 34.Kg1 Qh2+ 35.Kf1 Qh1# )
32...Qh4 0-1

Carlsen, M (2570)    --    Amonatov, F (2572)
WCC  (2.1)   Khanty Mansyisk RUS
2005.11.30     1-0     B90

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Be3 e5 7.Nf3 Qc7 8. a4 b6 9.Nd5 Nxd5 10.Qxd5 Nc6

( 10...Bb7 11.Qb3!? Bxe4 12.Bxb6 Qxc2 13.Qxc2 Bxc2 14.Rc1 Bxa4 15.Rc8+ Kd7 16.Bxa6 Rxa6 17.Rxb8 )
Threatening Nf7!
11...Rb8 12.Bc4
( 12.Nxf7 Nb4 )
12...Nd8 13.Qd3 h6 14.Nf3 Ra8 15.Nd2 Ne6 16.Bd5 Rb8 17.Qc4 Nc5 18.b4 b5 19.axb5 axb5 20.Qc3 Ne6 21.Qxc7 Nxc7 22.Ba7! +- Nxd5 23.Bxb8 Nxb4 24.O-O Nc6 25.Rfb1!! Be7
( 25...Nxb8 26.Ra8 )
26.Rxb5 O-O 27.Nc4 Be6

28.Bxd6!! Bxc4 29.Rc5!! Rc8 30.Rxc4 Bxd6 31.Ra6! Rb8 32.g3!! Nd4 33.Rxd6 Rb1+ 34.Kg2 Rb2 35.c3 Nc2 36.Kf1
Excellent tactics from Carlsen

Kotronias, V (2626)    --    Shirov, A (2710)
WCC  (2.2)   Khanty Mansyisk RUS
2005.12.01     0-1     C99

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 d6 8. c3 O-O 9.h3 Na5 10.Bc2 c5 11.d4 Qc7 12.Nbd2 cxd4 13.cxd4 Rd8 14.Nf1 exd4 15.Ng3 Nc6 16.Bb3 Qb6 17.Bf4 Na5 18.Nxd4 Nxb3 19.axb3 d5 20.e5 Ne4 21.Nge2 Bd7 22.Be3 Qb8 23.f3 Nc5 24.Bf4 Qb6 25.Be3 Qb8 26.b4 Na4 27.b3 Bxb4!? 28. bxa4 Bxe1 29.Qxe1 Qxe5 30.Bf4 Qf6 31.a5 Re8 32.Rd1 Rac8 33.Qd2 Rc4 34.Bg3 b4 35.Kh2 h6 36.Rb1 Qd8 37.Ra1 Qg5 38.Nf4 Qf6 39.Nb3 d4 40.Nd3 Rc3 41.Ndc5 Bc6 42.Rb1

Bxf3!! 43.Nxd4
( 43.gxf3 Qxf3 44.Rg1 Re2+ )
43...Bd5 44.Rxb4 Rxc5 45.Rb6 Qf1 0-1

Kazhgaleyev, M (2602)    --    Radjabov, T (2704)
WCC  (2.3)   Khanty Mansyisk RUS
2005.12.02     0-1     E70

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.h4 c5 6.d5 e6 7.dxe6 Bxe6 8.Be2 Nc6 9.Nf3 O-O 10.Bf4 Re8 11.Bxd6 Qa5 12.O-O Rad8 13.e5 Ng4 14.Nd5 Bxd5 15. cxd5 Ncxe5 16.Bxe5 Nxe5 17.h5 Ng4 18.hxg6 hxg6 19.Qc2 Qb6 20.Bc4 Qd6 21. Rfe1 Bd4 22.Rxe8+ Rxe8 23.Rf1 Kg7 24.Qd2

Re3!! 25.Rc1 Qf4 26.Rd1 Rxf3! 27. gxf3 Qg3+ 28.Kf1 Nh2+

Bruzon, L (2677)    --    Onischuk, Al (2640)
WCC  (2.3)   Khanty Mansyisk RUS
2005.12.02     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 Re8 10.a4 h6 11.Nc3 b4 12.Nd5 Na5 13.Ba2 Bc5 14.Bd2 Bxd5 15. Bxd5 Nxd5 16.exd5 Qf6 17.c3 bxc3 18.Bxc3 Qb6 19.Rxe5 Nb3 20.a5 Qb5 21.Rb1 Bd6 22.Rh5 Nc5 23.b4 Nxd3

24.Bxg7!! Kxg7 25.Nd4!
Threatening Nxb5, Nf5 and Qg4+
( 25...Qc4 26.Qg4+ Kf8 ( 26...Kh7 27.Rxh6+!! Kxh6 28.Nf5+ ) 27.Rxh6 +- )
26.Qxe1 Nxe1 27.Nxb5 axb5 28.Rxe1 Bxb4 29.Rb1 Bxa5 30.Rxb5 +- Bb6 31.g4 Ra2 32.Rf5 d6 33.Rb4 Re2 34.Kg2 Ba5 35.Rc4 f6 36.Rf3 Rd2 37.Rcf4 Rxd5 38. Rxf6 Rc5 39.Rf7+ Kg8 40.Rf8+ Kg7 41.R3f7+ Kg6 42.h4 Bc3 43.h5+ Kg5 44.Kh3 1-0

Wang Yue (2585)    --    Smirin, I (2673)
WCC  (2.3)   Khanty Mansyisk RUS
2005.12.02     0-1     A21

1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 d6 3.g3 f5 4.Bg2 Nf6 5.e3 g6 6.Nge2 Bg7 7.b4 Nc6 8.b5 Ne7 9.a4 O-O 10.d3 Rb8 11.Ba3 Be6 12.Rc1 Kh8 13.O-O g5 14.Qd2 Ng6 15.Nd5 f4 16.exf4 gxf4 17.Nec3 Bh6 18.Rcd1 Rg8 19.f3 Nh5 20.Ne2 Rg7 21.Bc1

Nh4!! 22.Qe1
( 22.gxh4 Bh3 23.Rf2 Qg8 regains the piece )
22...fxg3 23.hxg3 Bxc1 24.Rxc1 Qg5 25.Kh2 Rbg8 26.Rg1 Nxg3 27.Nxg3 Qh6!! 28.Qe3 Nxf3# 0-1

Rublevsky, S (2652)    --    Sasikiran, K (2663)
WCC  (2.5)   Khanty Mansyisk RUS
2005.12.02     1-0     C45

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Bc5 5.Be3 Qf6 6.c3 Nge7 7.g3 d5 8.Bg2 dxe4 9.O-O Bb6 10.Nd2 O-O 11.Nxe4 Qg6 12.Re1 Nxd4 13.Bxd4 Nc6 14. Bxb6 axb6 15.Qd2 Ra5 16.Qf4 Ne5 17.Rad1 f6 18.b4 Ra8 19.Ng5 Bg4 20.Rd2 Rae8 21.Rxe5!!

( 21.Rxe5 Rxe5 22.Qc4+ Kh8 23.Nf7+!! Qxf7 24.Qxf7 Rxf7 25. Rd8+ Rf8 26.Rxf8# )

Najer, E (2641)    --    Mamedyarov, S (2674)
WCC  (2.7)   Khanty Mansyisk RUS
2005.12.02     1-0     B04

1.e4 Nf6 2.e5 Nd5 3.d4 d6 4.Nf3 dxe5 5.Nxe5 c6 6.Be2 Nd7 7.Nf3 e6 8. O-O Qc7 9.Re1 Be7 10.c4 N5f6 11.Nc3 O-O 12.Bd3 Rd8 13.Qe2 Nf8 14.Bg5 Ng6 15.g3 b6 16.h4 Bb7 17.Rad1 Re8 18.Ne5 Nxe5 19.dxe5 Nd7 20.Qe4 Nf8 21.Qg4 Rad8 22.Bf6!! Ng6 23.h5 gxf6 24.hxg6 f5 25.gxf7+ Kxf7

26.Bxf5!! exf5 27. e6+ Kf6 28.Qh5 Kg7
( 28...Rf8 29.Qh6# )
29.Qf7+ Kh8 30.Rd7!! Qc8
( 30...Rxd7 31.Qxe8+ )
31.Rxe7 Rxe7 32.Qxe7 c5 33.Qf6+ Kg8 34.Nd5 Bxd5 35.Qf7+ Kh8 36.cxd5 Rf8 37.Qxf8+!! Qxf8 38.e7 Qe8 39.d6 1-0

Van Wely, L (2648)    --    Radjabov, T (2704)
WCC  (3.1)   Khanty Mansyisk RUS
2005.12.03     1-0     E97

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 O-O 6.Be2 e5 7.O-O Nc6 8.d5 Ne7 9.b4 Nh5 10.Re1 f5 11.Ng5 Nf6 12.f3 Kh8 13.Ne6 Bxe6 14.dxe6 fxe4 15. fxe4 Nc6 16.Nd5!? Nxe4

( 16...Nxd5 17.cxd5 Nxb4 18.Qb3 a5 19.a3 Na6 20.Bxa6 +/- )
17.Bf3 Nf6 18.b5 Nxd5 19.bxc6 Nb6 20.cxb7 Rb8 21.c5!! e4
( 21...dxc5 22.Qxd8 Rfxd8 23.Bg5 Re8 24.e7 and Bc6 )
22.Rxe4 dxc5 23.Qxd8 Rfxd8 24.Bg5 Re8 25.Rd1 Bd4+

26.Rexd4!! cxd4 27.e7 h6 28.Bf6+ Kg8 29.Rxd4 Kf7 30.Rd8!! Nd7
( 30...Kxf6 31.Rxe8 Rxe8 32.Bc6! )
31.Bh4 g5 32.Rxd7 Ke6
( 32...gxh4 33.Bh5+ Ke6 34.Bxe8 Rxe8 35.Rd8 )
33.Bg4+ Kf6 34.Be1 Rxb7 35.Bc3+ Kg6 36.Bf3 Rb1+ 37.Kf2 Rc1 38.Rxc7 Kf5 39. Bh5 Rc2+ 40.Kf3 1-0

Tiviakov, S (2700)    --    Sakaev, K (2668)
WCC  (3.2)   Khanty Mansyisk RUS
2005.12.04     0-1     B22

1.e4 c5 2.c3 Nf6 3.e5 Nd5 4.Bc4 Nb6 5.Bb3 c4 6.Bc2 Nc6 7.Nf3 Qc7 8. Qe2 g5 9.h3 Bg7 10.O-O Nxe5 11.Nxg5 d5 12.a4 Bd7 13.a5 Nc8 14.Nf3 Ng6 15. d4 cxd3 16.Bxd3 e5 17.a6 Nce7 18.axb7 Qxb7 19.Ba6 Qc7 20.Na3 O-O 21.Nb5 Qc6 22.Be3 Nf5 23.Rfd1 Nxe3 24.fxe3 Qb6 25.Kh1 e4 26.Nh2 Ne7 27.Nd4 Rab8 28.Rd2 Kh8 29.Qf2 f5 30.g3 Ng6 31.Ne2 Be6 32.Nd4 Bd7 33.b4 Ne5 34.Rda2 Nc6 35.Ne2 Be6 36.Ra3 Bg8 37.Nf1 Ne5 38.Nf4 Qh6 39.Be2 Ng6 40.Nh5 Be5 41.b5 Rbc8 42.Rxa7 Rxc3 43.R1a2 Rb3 44.h4 Rb1 45.R2a6

d4! 46.exd4 Bd5!! 47.Qg2 f4!! 48.gxf4 Bxf4 49.Rd7 Bc4!! 50.Nxf4 Bxe2 51.Rxg6 Qxh4+ 52.Qh3 Qxh3+ 53. Nxh3 hxg6

Grischuk, A (2720)    --    Shulman, Y (2565)
WCC  (3.3)   Khanty Mansyisk RUS
2005.12.05     1-0     D31

1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c6 4.e4 dxe4 5.Nxe4 Bb4+ 6.Bd2 Qxd4 7.Bxb4 Qxe4+ 8.Be2 Na6 9.Ba5 Bd7 10.Nf3 Nf6 11.Qd6 Qf5 12.Ne5 Qxf2+ 13.Kxf2 Ne4+ 14.Kf3 Nxd6 15.Rhd1 Ke7 16.Rd2 Be8 17.Rad1 f6 18.Rxd6 fxe5 19.Ke3 h5 20. Bd8+ Kf7 21.Rf1+ Kg8 22.Be7 Nc7 23.Rd2 Rc8 24.Bd3 g6 25.Rdf2 Kh7 26.Bd6 Na6 27.Bxe5 Rg8

28.Rf7+! Bxf7 29.Rxf7+ Kh6 30.Bf4+

Grischuk, A (2720)    --    Kamsky, G (2690)
WCC  (4.1)   Khanty Mansyisk RUS
2005.12.06     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 h6 11.Nc3 Re8 12.Nd5 Nxd5 13.Bxd5 Qc8 14.c3 Nd8 15.d4 Bf6 16.Nh2 exd4 17.Ng4 Bg5 18.cxd4 Bxd5 19.exd5 Rxe1+ 20.Qxe1 Kf8 21.Bxg5 hxg5 22.Qe3 f6 23.Re1 Qd7 24.h4 Nf7 25.Qe6 Rd8 26.h5 f5

27.Nf6!! gxf6 28. Qxf6 Re8 29.Re6 Qd8 30.Qxf5 g4 31.Rf6 Re7 32.h6 Qd7 33.Qg6

Carlsen, M (2570)    --    Bareev, E (2675)
WCC  (4.3)   Khanty Mansyisk RUS
2005.12.08     0-1     B12

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 Bf5 4.Nc3 e6 5.g4 Bg6 6.Nge2 c5 7.h4 h5 8.Nf4 Bh7 9.Nxh5 cxd4 10.Nb5 Nc6 11.Nxd4 Nge7 12.c3 Nxe5 13.Bb5+ Nd7 14.Bg5 a6 15.Bxd7+ Qxd7 16.Qe2 O-O-O 17.Rh3 Bg6 18.Nf4 e5 19.Nxg6 Nxg6 20.Bxd8 Kxd8 21.Nf5 Nf4 22.Qxe5 Nxh3 23.O-O-O Kc8 24.Qg3 g6 25.Ne3 Nxf2 26.Nxd5 Bc5 27. Nb6+ Bxb6 28.Rxd7 Kxd7 29.Qf3 Kc8 30.Qxf7 Rd8 31.Kc2 Kb8 32.Qxg6 Be3 33.g5 Rd2+ 34.Kb3 Nd1 35.a4 b5 36.axb5 axb5 37.Kb4 Rxb2+ 38.Ka5 Nxc3 39.Qe8+ Kc7 40.Qe5+ Kb7 41.Qg7+ Kb8 42.g6 Bf4 43.Qf8+ Kb7 44.Qf7+ Bc7+

45.Qxc7+ Kxc7 46.h5 Rg2

Bacrot, E (2725)    --    Lautier, J (2680)
WCC  (4.3)   Khanty Mansyisk RUS
2005.12.08     1-0     B85

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nc6 5.Nc3 Qc7 6.Be2 a6 7.O-O Nf6 8.Be3 Be7 9.f4 d6 10.Kh1 O-O 11.Qe1 Nxd4 12.Bxd4 b5 13.a3 Bb7 14.Qg3 Bc6 15.Rae1 Qb7 16.Bd3 b4 17.Nd1 bxa3 18.bxa3 g6 19.Nf2 Nh5 20.Qe3 f6 21.Bc4 Ng7 22.Rb1 Qc8 23.Bb3 Kh8 24.Nd3 a5 25.Rf3 Rb8 26.Re1 Qd7 27.Rh3 d5 28.f5 exf5 29.Qh6 Nh5 30.exf5 Kg8 31.fxg6 hxg6 32.Qxg6+ Ng7 33.Qh7+ Kf7 34.Rg3 Rg8

35.Ne5+ fxe5 36.Qg6+ Kf8 37.Rf1+

Grand Prix tournaments:

Australia Day Weekender; Melbourne; January 21-22;

Aussie Weekender; Launceston; Jan 28-29;

Australia Day Weekender; Sydney; Jan 28-29;

Other events:

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.

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

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