Australian Chess Federation newsletter
No. 359, March 10, 2006

Manuel Weeks Olympiad captain
ChesSOS - new website
Aussies overseas
Tasmanian website
Viner for FIDE congress
Australian Junior Internet matches
WA Metro link
Letters: Olympiad, Brisbane vs Canberra
World News - Topalov recovers
Grand Prix
Other Events

The Italo-Australian Club 44th Doeberl Cup 2006

A Class 5 Myer Tan Grand Prix event, 14-17 April 2006.

Italo-Australian Club, 78 Franklin Street, Forrest, Canberra, ACT

Premier Division (FIDE Rated)
Major Division (Under 2000)
Minor Division (Under 1600)
Fischerbooks Seniors (50 years and over)

Time Limit: 90 minutes plus 30 seconds per move (Fischer)

Total Prizes: $10,800

Director of Play: Shaun Press

The Fischerbooks Seniors will be held subject to sufficient entries being received.

Organisers reserve the right to shift players to Premier/Major/Minor, if the Seniors does not proceed.

Entries and information: Paul Dunn, 20 Richmond St, Macquarie, ACT 2614 Telephone: 02 6251 1360 Email: Please make cheques out to the ACTCA

Olympiad Appeal: Brett Tindall is organising this year's effort. You can read details here. Please give generously!

Olympiad captain: IA Manuel Weeks has been formally appointed by ACF Council, taking into account the preferences and comments of the selected players, as captain for the Open Olympiad Team.

Congratulations to Manuel on his reappointment and thanks again to Manuel and IA Jason Lyons for their interest in this position.

- Kevin Bonham
ACF Selections Co-Ordinator (Senior Events)


ChesSOS is a new locally developed site where you can play correspondence-style chess with a web-based point and click interface. Time controls are from 1 to 14 days and games are Elo rated. Fischer Random is now also available and tournaments will follow soon.

The site is still in development and chess players are being sought to test new features as they are progressively added. Everything on the site is currently free and will remain free permanently for players who register during the testing period.

Visit the website

Aussies overseas: Aussie GM Ian Rogers is seeded 17th and FM Manuel Weeks (2273) is seeded 57th in the 100 player Reykjavik Open, Iceland now under way. The top seed is World Junior champion Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (AZE 2709). - Peter Parr

Carlsen, M (2625)    --    Weeks, Ma (2273)
XXII Open  (1)   Reykjavik ISL
2006.03.06     1-0     C95

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 Nb8 10.d4 Nbd7 11.Nbd2 Bb7 12.Bc2 Re8 13.Nf1 Bf8 14.Ng3 g6 15. a4 Bg7 16.Bd3 c6 17.Bg5 Qc7 18.Qd2 Nf8 19.Bh6 Ne6 20.b4 Nd7 21.Bf1 Nb6 22. Bxg7 Kxg7 23.a5 Nd7 24.c4 Rad8 25.Rac1 Qb8 26.Red1 f6 27.d5! cxd5 28.exd5 Nf4 29.cxb5 axb5 30.Bxb5 Bxd5 31.Bc6! Bxc6 32.Rxc6 d5 33.Rdc1 Nf8 34.Rb6 Qa7 35.Nd4! Rc8 36.Nb5 Qd7 37.Nd6 Rxc1+ 38.Qxc1 Re7 39.a6 Qa7 40.Qc6 N4e6 41.Nc8 1-0

The Tasmanian Chess Association has a new web site address:

The ACF has appointed Phil Viner to be its delegate at the 77th FIDE Congress in Turin in May/June 2006.

Australian Junior Internet matches: There was another exciting round of internet chess last Sunday night, and with 3 games postponed in both the NSW vs ACT match and the Victoria vs Tasmania match, there is still lots to look forward to before the round is wrapped up.

Round 3 results:

Victoria 8.5-0.5 Tasmania
ACT 5.0-4.0 NSW
Queensland 6-6 SA

Scores so far:
ACT 26.5;
NSW 24.5;
Victoria 20;
Queensland 13.5;
SA 10.5;
Tasmania 7.0.

The matches are being played on the Internet Chess Club server. Full details including games at - Alan Goldsmith


Ikeda    --    Yu
Internet  (3)   Internet
2006.03.10     1-0     B12v

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 Bf5 4.Nc3 e6 5.Nge2 Be7 6.Ng3 Bg6 7.f4 Nh6 8. Bd3 c5 9.dxc5 Bxc5 10.f5 Nxf5 11.Bxf5 Bxf5 12.Nxf5 exf5 13.Qxd5 Qb6 14.Bg5 Bf2+ 15.Ke2 O-O 16.Rhf1 Qxb2 17.Qd3 Bc5 18.Rab1 Qa3 19.Rb3 Qa6 20.Qxa6 Nxa6 21.Rxf5 b6 22.Ne4 Rfc8 23.Rg3 Kf8 24.e6 Rc7 25.Bf4 Rb7 26.Ng5 f6 27. Nxh7+ Ke7 28.Rxg7+ Kxe6 29.Rxf6+ 1-0

Hoang,K    --    Cronan,J
Internet  (3)   Internet
2006.03.10     0-1     B13k

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 cxd5 4.Bd3 Nf6 5.Bf4 Nc6 6.c3 Bg4 7.Nf3 e6 8. O-O Be7 9.h3 Bh5 10.Nbd2 O-O 11.Qc2 Rc8 12.a3 Bg6 13.Bxg6 hxg6 14.Rae1 Qb6 15.Qb1 Rfd8 16.Ne5 a5 17.Nxg6!? fxg6 18.Qxg6 Rf8 19.Bh6 Rf7 20.Rxe6 Qxb2 21.Nf3 Ne4 22.Ne5 Nxe5 23.Rxe5 Rc6 24.Qg4 Rxh6 0-1

Up to date scores and PGN files for WA Metro Club Championship are available at - a new site with lots of information about WA chess.


Olympiad Appeal

Hi Paul.

The Olympiad is not far away now. The Olympiad Appeal Co-ordinator Brett Tindall has asked for advice on Chesschat and this letter is partly to try and help him out, but also a plea to you, because this newsletter is the single biggest tool the Appeal has at its disposal. There are some very important steps that should be taken immediately.

1. There should be a target set. If people know what we're aiming for they are more likely to donate. As you get close to the target figure people get excited and may contribute to help get the appeal get over the line. We can always extend the target later once we've achieved our goal. A figure of around $12,000 might be a realistic and useful target.

2. There should be a visual representation of where we are in relation to that target in every ACF newsletter and on Chesschat. The time honoured thermometer graphic seems to work well but anything would do.

3. All donor names and amounts should be listed in every issue of the ACF newsletter, not just the latest ones to donate. That creates an incentive to donate early, which is when the appeal needs momentum. A lot of people are psychologically more inclined to donate if they see that others have and the appeal is going to be successful. It would be good to keep a running count and list of donors on the Chesschat forums as well, if the owner agrees.

4. It should be explicitly stated that companies are welcome to donate and will be acknowledged in a way that could help their business. So for example a lawyer who was borderline about donating privately might donate under the name of their private law firm and get some valuable advertising value, a win - win situation. We help the businesses of our readers and they support our players.

I know it is a charitable contribution and some people want to remain anonymous, which is fine, but for others it is a chance to publicly show their support for the team and for Australian chess and those people should be given proper recognition.

When I was a player I found it very inspiring to read through the list of donors and see with pleasure all the old names, sometimes people who may no longer have had much time to give to chess but who still obviously love the game and supported us.

I seem to write this letter every two years, so forgive me for labouring the point, but it appears the lessons of the past are quickly forgotten and our Olympiad players once again end up substantially out of pocket whilst the majority of first world countries who are serious about their chess fully finance their teams.

- Guy West

Canberra or Brisbane for Easter?

To our friends in Sydney,


The Chess Association of Queensland is holding the Qld Open from Sat 15 April to Mon 17 April, this event is a class two Australian Grand Prix Event.

You may well say so !! why tell me?

Well it is like this,

1 Our event cannot match the Mecca event in Canberra held over Easter, however your odds at gaining Grand Prix Points are better in Brisbane then Canberra as all the top guns go to Canberra.

2. Can you trust the weather in Canberra? The answer is no as it can be very cold or too hot. Brisbane is such a great place with great weather. The people are nice too.

3. As you poor guys put up with all that fast pace in Sydney, you deserve a break, so why not come to Brisbane and play Chess over Easter in The Qld Open and have a great relaxing time.

4. The Australian way is to help the under Dog, and as an Easter event we are the under Dog that will stand up and have a go, be a devil and come to Brisbane and support us.

5. Attached is an entry form, if you are not going to use it then please pass it on as other NSW members, as they may like a trip north over Easter.

Thank You,

- Bill Powell
CAQ Publicity Officer

Support for Kok

We, the undersigned English Grandmasters, would like to express our support for Bessel Kok in the forthcoming Presidential Election in Turin, May 2006.

He has an exemplary record of organising and supporting top level chess events as well as a highly distinguished business career.

We believe this is a unique opportunity to restore credibility to FIDE and to reverse the decline in their capacity to attract commercial sponsorship.

For these reasons we implore the English Chess Federation to join the clear majority of their European colleagues in supporting positive change after a decade of stagnation.

Keith Arkell
Murray Chandler
Stuart Conquest
Nigel Davies
John Emms
Danny Gormally
Mark Hebden
Harriet Hunt
Daniel King
Jonathan Levitt
Luke McShane
Jonathan Mestel
John Nunn
Jonathan Parker
James Plaskett
Nigel Short
Jonathan Speelman
Peter Wells

World News

Leko leads Linares: Round 1 began sensationally with world champion Topalov beaten by Svidler. Vallejo Pons lost to Leko and Aronian beat Radjabov. Topalov lost again in round 4 to Radjabov and was sharing last place, while Leko and Svidler led on 3.5/4 - 1.5 points ahead of the field! Topalov finally won in round 5 - against Ivanchuk - while Svidler was stopped by Aronian. In round 6, Ivanchuk smashed Svidler and Radjabov beat Bacrot while Vallejo Pons beat Topalov. Aronian beat Bacrot in the only decisive game of round 7, which ended the Mexican leg of the tournament. Play resumes in Linares, Spain, on March 3.

Topalov beat Svidler and Ivanchuk lost on time to Bacrot in round 8, as the games moved to Linares in Spain. Topalov beat Bacrot with black in round 9 to move into third place. The Bulgarian world champion scored his third straight win in round 10, beating Aronian to move into equal second - but Leko still leads by a full point. Aronian beat Vallejo in the only decisive game of round 11, thereby regaining sole second spot. Round 12 was four draws.

Round 12 Standings: 1. Leko, Peter g HUN 2740 7.5; 2. Aronian, Levon g ARM 2752 7.0; 3. Topalov, Veselin g BUL 2801 6.5; 4. Radjabov, Teimour g AZE 2700 6.5; 5. Svidler, Peter g RUS 2765 6.0; 6. Ivanchuk, Vassily g UKR 2729 5.0; 7. Bacrot, Etienne g FRA 2717 5.0; 8. Vallejo Pons, Francisco g ESP 2650 4.5.
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Reykjavik Open: Leading Round 3 Standings: Magnus Carlsen, Tregubov, Nataf, Sargissian, Kveinys 3.0.
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Almasi wins Hungarian Championship: Final Standings, 9 rounds: 1. Almasi, Zoltan g HUN 2646 6.5; 2. Gyimesi, Zoltan g HUN 2602 5.5; 3. Balogh, g HUN 2561 5.5; 4. Berkes, Ferenc g HUN 2597 5.0; 5. Ruck, Robert g HUN 2540 5.0; 6. Cao, Sang g HUN 2543 5.0; 7. Sax, Gyula g HUN 2539 4.5; 8. Szabo, Krisztian1 m HUN 2447 3.0; 9. Portisch, Lajos g HUN 2533 2.5; 10. Horvath, Adam1 g HUN 2532 2.5.
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Bartel wins Polish Championship: Final Standings, 12 rounds: 1. Bartel, Mateusz g POL 2524 8.5; 2. Socko, Bartosz g POL 2610 7.0; 3. Wojtaszek, Radoslaw g POL 2605 7.0; 4. Bobras, Piotr g POL 2531 7.0; 5. Macieja, Bartlomiej g POL 2585 7.0; 6. Czarnota, Pawel m POL 2497 6.5; 7. Heberla, Bartlomiej m POL 2487 6.0; 8. Dziuba, Marcin m POL 2491 5.5; 9. Gajewski, Grzegorz m POL 2486 5.5; 10. Markowski, Tomasz g POL 2565 5.5; 11. Kempinski, Robert g POL 2619 5.0; 12. Grabarczyk, Miroslaw g POL 2479 4.0; 13. Warakomski, Tomasz f POL 2430 3.5.
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Russian Under-20 Championship: Round 8 Standings: 1. Savchenko, Boris m RUS 2569 5.0; 2. Tomashevsky, Evgeny g RUS 2586 5.0; 3. Vitiugov, Nikita RUS 2573 5.0; 4. Nepomniachtchi, Ian m RUS 2506 5.0; 5. Grachev, Boris m RUS 2510 4.5; 6. Maletin, Pavel m RUS 2538 4.5; 7. Lysyj, Igor m RUS 2523 4.0; 8. Kharitonov, Alexandr m RUS 2535 3.5; 9. Khairullin, Ildar m RUS 2533 3.5; 10. Geller, Jakov m RUS 2505 3.0; 11. Iljin, Artem m RUS 2510 3.0; 12. Safronov, Andrey G f RUS 2314 2.0.
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US Championship: Players include Nakamura, Ibragimov, Onischuk, Akobian, Finegold, Goldin, Stripunsky, Kudrin, Benjamin, Dlugy (Group A); and Kamsky, Kaidanov, Gulko, Shabalov, Ivanov, Novikov, Christiansen, Becerra, Shulman and Perelshteyn in Group B. The favourite Nakamura has had a disastrous start, losing two games. GpA Round 6 Standings: 1. Onischuk, Alexander g USA 2650 5.0; 2. Gurevich, Dmitry g USA 2503 4.5; 3. Schneider, Dmitry m USA 2486 4.5; 4. De Firmian, Nick E g USA 2547 4.0; 5. Stripunsky, Alexander g USA 2564 4.0; 6. Ibragimov, Ildar g USA 2635 4.0; 7. Akobian, Varuzhan g USA 2600 4.0. GpB Round 6 Standings: 1. Shulman, Yuri g USA 2581 5.0; 2. Novikov, Igor A g USA 2575 4.5; 3. Christiansen, Larry M g USA 2546 4.0; 4. Kamsky, Gata g USA 2686 4.0.
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Urban, K (2462)    --    Dziuba, M (2491)
LXIII ch-POL  (4)   Krakow POL
2006.02.28     0-1     A11

1.Nf3 d5 2.g3 c6 3.Bg2 Bg4 4.c4 e6 5.cxd5 exd5 6.O-O Nf6 7.d3 Be7 8. h3 Bxf3 9.Bxf3 Nbd7 10.Bg2 d4 11.Nd2 a5 12.Nf3 Nc5 13.b3 O-O 14.Bb2 Ne6 15.Rc1 Qb6 16.Rc4 Rad8 17.Re1 Rfe8 18.a3 c5 19.Rc1 Nd5 20.Qc2 Qd6 21.Nd2 b6 22.Qc4 Nec7 23.a4 Kh8 24.Nf1 Bg5 25.Rcd1 f5 26.Kh1 f4 27.g4 Qh6 28.Nd2 Bh4 29.Ne4 Nf6 30.Nxf6 Qxf6 31.Kg1 Ne6 32.Bc1 Ng5 33.Bd2 Rd6 34.Qc1 Rf8 35.Qc4

Bxf2+!! 36.Kxf2 Nxh3+!! 37.Bxh3 Qh4+ 38.Kf3 Qg3+ 39.Ke4 Re8+

Markowski, T (2565)    --    Bobras, P (2531)
LXIII ch-POL  (7)   Krakow POL
2006.03.03     0-1     A11

1.g3 d5 2.Nf3 c6 3.Bg2 Nf6 4.O-O Bg4 5.d3 Nbd7 6.c4 e6 7.cxd5 exd5 8.h3 Bxf3 9.Bxf3 Be7 10.e3 O-O 11.Bg2 a5 12.Nc3 Re8 13.Ne2 Qb6 14.Qc2 Nc5 15.Rd1 Qa6 16.Nd4 Bf8 17.b3 Ne6 18.Nxe6 Rxe6 19.Rb1 h5 20.Bb2 Bd6 21.Bd4 Rae8 22.Qb2 Qa8 23.a3 Qd8 24.b4 axb4 25.axb4 h4 26.g4 Bc7 27.Kf1 Qd6 28.f4

Rxe3!! 29.Bxe3 Rxe3 30.Qd4 Rg3 31.Ra1 Nd7 32.Ra8+ Kh7 33.Re1 Qxf4+ 34.Qxf4 Bxf4 35.Rae8 f6 36.R1e7 Ne5 37.Rxb7 Rxd3 38.b5 Rd1+ 39.Ke2 Rd2+ 40.Kf1 Rd1+ 41.Ke2 Rd2+ 42.Kf1 Nd3 43.bxc6 Bh2

Gajewski, G (2486)    --    Heberla, B (2487)
LXIII ch-POL  (7)   Krakow POL
2006.03.03     1-0     E26

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.a3 Bxc3+ 5.bxc3 c5 6.e3 d6 7.Bd3 Nc6 8. Ne2 e5 9.e4 cxd4 10.cxd4 exd4 11.O-O Nd7 12.Bc2 Nde5 13.Nxd4 O-O 14.Bb2 Nxd4 15.Qxd4 f6 16.f4 Nc6 17.Qd5+ Kh8 18.Bc3 Qe7 19.f5 Qc7 20.Rad1 Rd8 21. c5 dxc5 22.Qxc5 Bd7 23.e5!! fxe5 24.f6 gxf6 25.Rxf6 Qb6 26.Qxb6 axb6 27. Bb3!

Threatening Rxc6! and Be5 mate
27...Nd4 28.Rxd4!! exd4 29.Bxd4 Kg7
( 29...h5 30.Rh6# )
30.Rd6+ Kf8 31.Bf6 Ke8 32.Bd1! b5 33.Bh5+ Kf8 34.Bxd8 Rxd8 35.Bg4 Ke7 36. Rxd7+ Rxd7 37.Bxd7 Kxd7 38.Kf2 Kd6 39.g4 Kc5 40.h4 Kd4 41.Kf3 Ke5 42.Ke3 Ke6 43.Ke4 h6 44.g5 hxg5 45.hxg5 b6 46.Kf4 Kf7 47.Kf5 Kg7 48.g6 Kf8 49.Kf6 Kg8 50.g7 b4 51.axb4 b5 52.Ke6 Kxg7 53.Kd6 Kf7 54.Kc6 Ke7 55.Kxb5 Kd7 56. Kb6 1-0

Bobras, P (2531)    --    Gajewski, G (2486)
LXIII ch-POL  (8)   Krakow POL
2006.03.04     0-1     D38

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.Nc3 Bb4 5.cxd5 exd5 6.Bg5 c5 7.e3 O-O 8. Bd3 c4 9.Bb1 Bxc3+ 10.bxc3 Nbd7 11.Nd2 Qa5 12.Qc2 Ne4 13.Be7 Re8 14.Bb4 Qc7 15.a4 Ndf6 16.f3 Nxd2 17.Kxd2 a5 18.Ba3 Bd7 19.Qd1 Ra6 20.Bc2 Nh5 21. Qe1 Qd8 22.Qf2 f5 23.Rab1 Qc7 24.Qh4 Rh6 25.Qg5

Rg6!! 26.Qxh5 Rxg2+ 27.Kc1 Rxe3 28.Bxf5 Re1+!!
( 28...Re1+ 29.Rxe1 Qf4+ 30.Kd1 Qd2# )

Bartel, Mat (2524)    --    Kempinski, R (2619)
LXIII ch-POL  (8)   Krakow POL
2006.03.04     1-0     B80

1.e4 c5 2.Ne2 a6 3.Nbc3 d6 4.g3 Nf6 5.Bg2 e6 6.d4 cxd4 7.Nxd4 Be7 8. a4 Qc7 9.a5 Nbd7 10.O-O O-O 11.f4 Rb8 12.g4 Ne8 13.g5 b5 14.Kh1 b4 15.Nce2 Nc5 16.f5 Bb7 17.Ng3 Qd7 18.Be3 d5 19.e5 exf5 20.Ngxf5 Ne6 21.Bh3 N8c7

22. Nxg7!! Kxg7 23.Qh5!
One of the secrets of attacking play is that often you don't have to rush because there's little the defender can do.
23...Bc5 24.Rf6!
Blocking the f-pawn and threatening Qh6+ and Be4
24...Rh8 25.Nf5+ Kf8 26.Bxc5+ Nxc5 27.Qh6+
( 27.Qh6+ Ke8 28.Nd6+ )

Wojtaszek, R (2605)    --    Macieja, B (2585)
LXIII ch-POL  (10)   Krakow POL
2006.03.06     1-0     E15

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6 4.g3 Ba6 5.b3 Bb4+ 6.Bd2 Be7 7.Bg2 c6 8. Bc3 d5 9.Ne5 Nfd7 10.Nxd7 Nxd7 11.Nd2 O-O 12.O-O Rc8 13.e4 b5 14.Re1 dxe4 15.Nxe4 bxc4 16.Qe2 Nf6 17.Nc5 Bxc5 18.dxc5 Qe7 19.b4 Rfd8 20.Qb2 Ne8 21. a4 h6 22.Re2 Rd3 23.Be4 Rd7 24.Ree1 Bb7 25.Qa2 Ba6 26.Rab1 Nf6 27.Bg2 Nd5 28.Be5 Qf8 29.Rec1 Rb7 30.Qa3 Qd8 31.h4 f6 32.Bd6 c3

33.Rxc3! Nxc3 34.Qxc3 Qd7 35.Rb2 Qf7 36.b5 cxb5 37.Qa5! bxa4 38.Qxa6 Rxb2 39.Qxc8+ Kh7 40.Qa6 Rb1+ 41.Kh2 Qg6 42.Qxa4 Rb2 43.Qd4 Re2 44.c6 e5 45.Qxa7 Rc2 46.c7

Szabo, Kr1 (2447)    --    Portisch, L (2533)
56th ch-HUN  (6)   Szekesfehervar HUN
2006.03.06     1-0     C49

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bb5 Bb4 5.O-O O-O 6.d3 d6 7.Bg5 Ne7 8. Nh4 Bg4 9.Qc1 Bxc3 10.bxc3 Nd7 11.h3 Be6 12.d4 f6 13.Bd2 Nb6 14.Bd3 c6 15. Qe1 Nc4 16.Bc1 b5 17.g4 Qd7 18.Nf5 Nxf5 19.gxf5 Bf7 20.f4 Kh8 21.Kh2 Rae8 22.Qg3 Rg8 23.a4 a6 24.axb5 axb5 25.Rg1 b4 26.Qh4 bxc3 27.Rg4!

Threatening Qxh7+!! and Rh4+
27...Rgf8 28.fxe5 dxe5

29.Rxg7!! Kxg7 30.Bh6+

Topalov, V (2801)    --    Aronian, L (2752)
XXIII SuperGM  (10)   Morelia/Linares MEX/ESP
2006.03.05     1-0     E20

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Nf3 c5 5.g3 cxd4 6.Nxd4 O-O 7.Bg2 d5 8. cxd5 Nxd5 9.Qb3 Qb6 10.Bxd5 exd5 11.Be3 Bh3 12.Rc1 Nc6 13.Nxc6 Qxc6 14.f3 Qc4 15.Kf2 Be6 16.Qxc4 dxc4 17.Rhd1 Bxc3 18.bxc3 b6 19.Rd4 Rfd8 20.g4 Rd5 21.g5 Rad8 22.h4 Kf8 23.Rb1 Ke7 24.Rb2 R8d6 25.Rxd5 Rxd5 26.Bd4 f6 27.e4 Ra5 28.f4 Bd7 29.Ke3 Rb5 30.Rg2 Kf7 31.h5 fxg5 32.fxg5 g6 33.Rf2+ Ke8 34. hxg6 hxg6 35.Bf6 Rb1 36.Kd4 Rd1+ 37.Kxc4 Be6+ 38.Kb5 Ra1 39.Rh2 Rxa2 40. Rh7 Bd7+ 41.Kc4 Rd2 42.Bd4 Be6+ 43.Kb5 Bd7+ 44.Ka6 Bc6 45.Kxa7 Bxe4 46. Kxb6 Rb2+ 47.Kc5 Rb7 48.Rh4 Rc7+ 49.Kb4 Rb7+ 50.Kc4 Bf5 51.Kc5 Rc7+ 52.Kd6 Rd7+ 53.Kc6 Re7 54.Bf6 Re4 55.Rh8+ Kf7 56.Rh7+ Kg8 57.Rg7+ Kf8 58.Kb5 Re8 59.c4 Rb8+ 60.Ka5 Ra8+ 61.Kb4 Rb8+ 62.Kc3 Rc8 63.Ra7 Be6 64.Be7+ Kg8 65.c5 Bd5 66.Kd4 Bg2 67.Ke5 Ra8 68.Rc7 Ra1 69.Kf6 Be4 70.Rc8+ Kh7 71.Rd8 Ra6+ 72.Kf7 Bf5 73.Rd4 Be6+ 74.Kf8 Ra8+ 75.Bd8 Bg4 76.c6 1-0

Ivanchuk, V (2729)    --    Radjabov, T (2700)
XXIII SuperGM  (10)   Morelia/Linares MEX/ESP
2006.03.05     0-1     E92

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 O-O 6.Be2 e5 7.Be3 exd4 8. Nxd4 c6 9.f3 Re8 10.Bf2 d5 11.exd5 cxd5 12.O-O Nc6 13.c5 Nh5 14.Qd2 Be5 15.g3 Ng7 16.Rfd1 Be6 17.Bb5 Qd7 18.Rac1 a6 19.Ba4 Rad8 20.b4 Bh3 21.Qh6 Be6 22.a3 Qc8 23.Qg5 Qc7 24.Qd2 Rf8 25.Bc2 Bc8 26.Bb3 Ne6 27.Nde2 d4 28. Nd5 Qb8 29.f4 Bg7 30.Qd3 Nc7 31.Nb6 Bf5 32.Qd2

d3 33.Nc3 Nd4 34.Bxd4 Bxd4+ 35.Kg2 Rfe8 36.Re1 Bxc3 37.Qxc3 Be4+ 38.Kf2 d2 39.Rxe4 Rxe4 40.Rd1 Red4 41.Bc4 Ne8 42.Qe3 Kf8 43.Qe5 Qxe5 44.fxe5 Nc7

Aronian, L (2752)    --    Vallejo Pons, F (2650)
XXIII SuperGM  (11)   Morelia/Linares MEX/ESP
2006.03.07     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.Bd6 e5 10.Nf3 Bg4 11.O-O O-O-O 12.Bd3 Qf4 13.Bxe5 Qxe5 14.Nxe5 Bxd1 15.Bf5+ Kc7

16.Nxf7!? Bh5 17.Nxd8 Kxd8 18.g4 Nh6 19.Rad1+ Kc7 20.Rd7+ Kb6 21.Rxg7 Nxf5 22.gxf5 Rf8 23.Re1 Nc5 24.b4 Nd3 25.Ree7 Nxb4 26. Rxb7+ Kc5 27.Rg5! Bf3 28.f6+ Kxc4 29.Rf5 Bd5 30.Rf4+ Kc3 31.Rbxb4 Bxa2 32. Ra4 Bf7 33.Rxa7 c5 34.f3 c4 35.Kf2 Kb3 36.Rb7+

Grand Prix tournaments:

Full details at the 2006 Grand Prix site

Ballarat Begonia Open: 11-13 March Details

Tasmanian Championship: Burnie 11-13 March Details

Dubbo Open: NSW 25-26 March Details

Doeberl Cup: ACT 14-17 April Details

Other events:

Queensland Women's Chess Championship: 8-9 April; Contact: Gail Young; 3372-8077 email: Entry Fee: $45 plus $10 CAQ Fee. Post Entries To: Gail Young P.O.Box 9 Inala Qld 4077

Sydney Easter Cup: Cabravale Diggers Chess Club; Easter Saturday April 15th and Easter Monday April 17th. Contact Ernest Dorn 0419 260 240.

Wellington Open (New Zealand): FIDE Rated. Easter weekend Friday 14 April to Sunday 16 April: Details

Australian Games Expo: Albury, NSW; June 10-11; Albury Convention & Performing Arts Centre, Swift Street, Albury. Details

Hobsons Bay - Yarraville Chess Tournament: May 27-28; 5 Round Swiss; Entry $50/$40/$30; 1st $500 2nd $250; 3rd $120; plus rating prizes; Contact Grant Bultman; President Hobsons Bay Yarraville Chess Club; 0422 744 743

International events:

2nd World School Chess Teams Championship: U12, U14 and U16. Teams need national federation endorsement. 12-20 July. Entries close on 1 July. Part of the 17th International Festival of Chess, Bridge and Games at Pardubice, Czech Republic.

RC Sport Open:

Politiken Cup: Copenhagen, 22-30 July; 9 round swiss with more than 200 participants. Details

3rd South Wales International: 8-13 July; 9 round FIDE rated event.

Battle of Senta Open: July 21.

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.

Correspondence chess players over the board: July 1-9; Karviná, Silesian University, Czech Republic; Preliminary applications to: Ing. Petr BUCHNÍCEK, Svážná 22, CZ-634 00 Brno, Czech Republic. Phone: 605 578 666. Email:

Best wishes till next time
- Paul Broekhuyse
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