Australian Chess Federation newsletter
No. 363, April 5, 2006

ACF Olympiad Appeal
Tao wins SA champs
UTS Giant Speed Chess
Ikeda wins Belconnen Open
World Uni Champs
Correspondence GM Norm
ACTJCL pres resigns
ACT wins Junior Internet matches
World News - Euro, Indian Champs
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

Easter Sale

Chess Discount Sales

20% off all chess books including specials!

(over 2000 titles)
10 days only
10 April - 20 April 2006

Peter Parr (OAM)
Chess Discount Sales
Basement Level
72 Campbell St
Surry Hills 2010
Phone: 9211-2994
Fax: 9211-7047
This once only sale is in celebration of one third of a century of service from Peter Parr.
Note - the shop will be closed 14-17 April but orders can still be sent by Email, FAX or phone.

ACF Olympiad Appeal:

Please help support our teams at the 2006 Olympiad!

Professor Robin Stokes: $100
Gardiner Chess Centre: $150
Bill Egan: $50
Ingela Errikson: $50
Jean Watson: $100

One anonymous donor has generously donated $1000 to the Olympiad appeal and has the following to say to fellow Australian chess players:

  1. That there are many reasonably well-off but apathetic chess supporters in Australia who perhaps do not realise that fine players such as Rogers, Johansen etc. deserve our support because they are doing the country a service. Anyone with means should please think again and donate something - anything.
  2. Many less wealthy countries actually fund their chess teams' Olympiad campaigns by paying for their players' airline tickets and even giving them a small allowance. As Australians with a proud sporting tradition, we should be able to achieve this much. Ifour government will not step in, individuals should do what they can.
The ACF Olympiad Appeal Organiser is Brett Tindall. Individual donations may be made to the Appeal Fund by cheque made payable to the Australian Chess Federation and posted to Brett at:

Olympiad Appeal
PO Box 463
NSW 2135

Please indicate if you want your donation to be anonymous.

More details on the the ACF website.

Trevor Tao has won the SA championships with a round to go. He is on 7/8, ahead of Alan Goldsmith, James Obst, Srbo Zaric and Bob Cowley on 5.5/8. Full details next week.

Rasmus Koelln of Germany (approx 2000 rated) has won round one of the UTS Giant Speed Chess competition at the University of Technology, Sydney. Each week, eight-player teams of UTS students and staff will play a knockout competition, with the last man standing qualifying for the finals on May 30th. The event is the brainchild of UTS Student Life Coordinator Tony Evans. - Jonathon Paxman

Belconnen Open, ACT:

Top scores, 9 rounds:

7.0 J. Ikeda
6.5 de Noskowski, Ali
6.0 Brown, lattimore, Rout, Press, Grcic, J. Reading
5.5 M. Reading, M. Ikeda, Ninchich

9th World University Chess Championship: Entry forms here

Chris Fenwick has scored a Correspondence GM Norm in the David Parr Memorial being conducted by the Correspondence Chess League of Australia (CCLA).

ACTJCL President, Jim Flood, has resigned from the position and will not stand again in 2006.

ACT wins Australian Junior Internet Interstate Championship:

Round 5 results
1 ACT 11-1 TAS
2 QLD 5.5-6.5 VIC
3 SA 3.5-8.5 NSW

1 	NSW 		9.5	6	11	8.5	10	45
2 	VIC 	2.5		4	10.5	9	6.5	32.5
3 	ACT 	6	8		11	10.5	11	46.5
4 	TAS 	1	1.5	1		1.5	5.5	10.5
5 	SA 	3.5	3	1.5	10.5		6	24.5
6 	QLD 	2	5.5	1	6.5	6		21
Congratulations to the ACT team of Junta Ikeda, Kishore Sreetharan, Khoi Hoang, Sherab Guo-Yuthok, Andrew Brown, Yi Yuan, Justin Chow, Edward Xing, Emma Guo, Miona Ikeda, Kayleigh Smith & Alana Chibnall (reserves Gareth Oliver, Joshua Bishop & Megan Setiabudi).

The games were conducted on the Internet Chess Club on Sunday nights. Full details

Many more interesting events are planned, including adult tournaments.

- Alan Goldsmith

40th Begonia Open - Ballarat, Victoria:

Thanks to Patrick Cook for last week's report on this event - and to Tim Commons for the photography.

Entertainer Jamie Foxx has revealed how his passion for chess led him back to his estranged father. 38-year-old Foxx, who is a self-confessed Chess nut, reveals how he began playing the abstract board game at an early age, and was coached by his father. More

A match between FIDE world champion Veselin Topalov and European champion Dieter Nisipeanu will run from April 6-9 in Bucharest. Romania's Prsident will open the contest. GMs Mihail Marin and Dorian Rogozenko, and IMs Mircea Pavlov and IM Andrei Cioara, will comment on the 4-game match. Site

Ciudad de Dos Hermanas: Leading scores after 4 rounds: De la Villa, Campora, Burmakin 4.0.
Site : View games

European Championships: Turkey. Players include Ivanchuk, Mamedyarov and Radjabov.
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Indian Championship: Round 3 Standings: 1. Deepan, Chakkravarthy J m IND 2428 3.0/3; 2. Koneru, Humpy g IND 2537 3.0/3; 3. Ganguly, Surya Shekhar g IND 2579 2.0/3; 4. Sundararajan, Kidambi m IND 2495 2.0/3; 5. Ramesh, R.B g IND 2491 2.0/3; 6. Venkatesh, M.R m IND 2438 2.0/3; 7. Roy Chowdhury, Saptarshi m IND 2393 1.5/3; 8. Arun Prasad, S m IND 2384 1.5/3; 9. Himanshu, Sharma IND 2411 1.5/3; 10. Singh, D.P IND 2395 1.5/3; 11. Gupta, Abhijeet m IND 2434 1.5/3; 12. Kunte, Abhijit g IND 2551 1.5/3; 13. Sivanandan, B.S IND 2452 1.5/3; 14. Sandipan, Chanda g IND 2522 1.0/2; 15. Sharma, Dinesh K m IND 2370 1.0/3; 16. Kamble, Vikramaditya IND 2403 1.0/3; 17. Thejkumar, M. S IND 2384 0.5/2; 18. Sriram, Jha m IND 2444 0.5/2; 19. Das, Arghyadip IND 2402 0.5/3; 20. Girinath, P.D.S m IND 2350 0.5/3; 21. Ravi, Lanka m IND 2423 0.5/3.
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April ratings: Kasparov has fallen off the list due to inactivity, and FIDE champ Topalov has just edged out Anand for number 1, with both over 2800. New star Aronian rises from fifth to third.

Top 20

Topalov 2804
Anand 2803
Aronian 2756
Svidler 2743
Leko 2738
Ponomariov 2738
Morozevich 2730
Kramnik 2729
Gelfand 2727
Ivanchuk 2723
Adams 2720
Grischuk 2719
Radjabov 2717
Polgar 2711
Bacrot 2708
Akopian 2706
Bareev 2701
Shirov 2699
Mamedyarov 2699
Nisipeanu 2695

Full list

Morozevich, Anand win Amber rapid/blindfold: In Monaco. Morozevich and Anand tied for first overall, 2.5 points clear of the field. Moro won the blindfold by an incredible three-point margin at 9.5/11, while Anand was 1.5 points ahead of the field in the rapid.

Final Round 11 Rapid Standings: 1. Anand, Viswanathan g IND 2792 8.0; 2. Topalov, Veselin g BUL 2801 6.5; 3. Aronian, Levon g ARM 2752 6.5; 4. Ivanchuk, Vassily g UKR 2729 5.5; 5. Van Wely, Loek g NED 2647 5.5; 6. Vallejo Pons, Francisco g ESP 2650 5.5; 7. Grischuk, Alexander g RUS 2717 5.5; 8. Morozevich, Alexander g RUS 2721 5.0; 9. Leko, Peter g HUN 2740 5.0; 10. Gelfand, Boris g ISR 2723 5.0; 11. Nielsen, Peter Heine g DEN 2644 4.0; 12. Svidler, Peter g RUS 2765 4.0.

Final Round 11 Blindfold Standings: 1. Morozevich, Alexander g RUS 2721 9.5; 2. Anand, Viswanathan g IND 2792 6.5; 3. Vallejo Pons, Francisco g ESP 2650 6.5; 4. Grischuk, Alexander g RUS 2717 6.0; 5. Leko, Peter g HUN 2740 6.0; 6. Gelfand, Boris g ISR 2723 5.5; 7. Svidler, Peter g RUS 2765 5.5; 8. Van Wely, Loek g NED 2647 4.5; 9. Topalov, Veselin g BUL 2801 4.5; 10. Nielsen, Peter Heine g DEN 2644 4.0; 11. Aronian, Levon g ARM 2752 4.0; 12. Ivanchuk, Vassily g UKR 2729 3.5.

Final Round 11 Combined Standings: 1. Morozevich, Alexander g RUS 2721 14.5; 2. Anand, Viswanathan g IND 2792 14.5; 3. Vallejo Pons, Francisco g ESP 2650 12.0; 4. Grischuk, Alexander g RUS 2717 11.5; 5. Topalov, Veselin g BUL 2801 11.0; 6. Leko, Peter g HUN 2740 11.0; 7. Aronian, Levon g ARM 2752 10.5; 8. Gelfand, Boris g ISR 2723 10.5; 9. Van Wely, Loek g NED 2647 10.0; 10. Svidler, Peter g RUS 2765 9.5; 11. Ivanchuk, Vassily g UKR 2729 9.0; 12. Nielsen, Peter Heine g DEN 2644 8.0.

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Copa Entel 2006: Leading final scores: Rybka 9.0/10; Cordova 6.5/9; Felgaer, Granda 6.0/9; Leitao 5.5/9.
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Bad Wörishofen: Leading final scores: Ikonnikov, Burmakin 7.5/9; Halkias, Negi, Eingorn, Starostits, Saravanan 7.0.
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Shirov wins Poikovsky: The attacking maestro has signalled a return to form with an impressive win in this strong Siberian event. Final Round 9 Standings: 1. Shirov, Alexei g ESP 2709 6.0; 2. Ponomariov, Ruslan g UKR 2723 5.0; 3. Zvjaginsev, Vadim g RUS 2664 5.0; 4. Dreev, Alexey g RUS 2697 5.0; 5. Bareev, Evgeny g RUS 2698 5.0; 6. Sokolov, Ivan g NED 2689 4.5; 7. Najer, Evgeniy g RUS 2652 4.5; 8. Rublevsky, Sergei g RUS 2665 4.0; 9. Onischuk, Alexander g USA 2650 3.5; 10. Bologan, Viktor g MDA 2661 2.5.
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Moscow Championships: Players include Jakovenko, Amonatov, Belov, Kharitonov, Riazantsev and Grigoriants Final scores: Riazantsev, Jakovenko, Grigoriants 4.0; Belov 3.5; Rustemov, Kharitonov 2.0; Amonatov 1.5.


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Song, Raymond    --    Bird, Andrew
City of Sydney 2006  (7)   2006.04.03     1-0     B57

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.Bc4 Qb6 7.Nxc6 bxc6 8.O-O g6 9.Qe1 Qc5 10.b3 Bg7 11.Bb2 O-O 12.Kh1 Qh5 13.f4 e5 14.Be2 Bg4 15.fxe5 dxe5 16.Bc4 Rad8 17.Kg1 Rd4 18.Ba3 Re8 19.Bc5 Rd7 20.Qf2 Be6 21.Be2 Bg4 22.Bd3 g5 23.Bxa7 Be6 24.Bc5 Qg6 25.a4 Nh5 26.a5 Nf4 27.Qg3 Red8 28.a6 f5 29.a7 Ra8 30.Kh1 Nxd3 31.cxd3 f4 32.Qf2 g4 33.Na4 g3 34.Qg1 Bf6 35.Nb6 Raxa7 36.Nxd7 Rxd7 37.Ra6 Bh4 38.Rxc6 gxh2 39.Qxh2 Bg3 40.Rxe6 Qxe6 41.Qh5 Rxd3 42.Ra1 Rd8 43.Qg5+ Kf7 44.Qxd8 Qh6+ 45.Kg1 Qh2+ 46.Kf1 Qh1+ 47.Bg1 Bh2 48.Ra7+ Kg6 49.Qg8+ Kf6 50.Rf7+ 1-0

Hvistendahl, Robert    --    Song, Angela
City of Sydney 2006  (7)   2006.04.03     0-1     B01

1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qa5 4.d4 c6 5.Bc4 Bf5 6.Bd2 e6 7.Qe2 Bb4 8.O-O-O Nd7

( 8...Nf6 9.Nf3 Nbd7 10.Rhe1 O-O 11.a3 Bxc3 12.Bxc3 Qc7 13.Ne5 )
9.d5 cxd5 10.Nxd5 Bxd2+ 11.Rxd2 O-O-O 12.Nf3 exd5 13.Rxd5

Nc5! 14.Rxf5 Nb3+!! 15.Bxb3 Qxf5 16.Qc4+ Kb8 17.Qxf7 Qxf7 18.Bxf7 Nf6 19.Ne5 Rd6 20.Rd1 Kc7 21.Rxd6 Kxd6 22.f4 Rf8 23.g3 g5 24.Kd2 gxf4 25.gxf4 Nd7 26.Nc4+ Ke7 27.Bd5 Rxf4

tas08 (1091)    --    act08 (1808)
ICC 60 0 u  (-)   Internet Chess Club
2006.03.26     0-1     B56

1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.Nf3 d6 4.d4 cxd4 5.Nxd4 Nf6 6.Bf4 Nxd4 7.Qxd4 e5 8.Bxe5 dxe5 9.Qxd8+ Kxd8 10.Bc4 Ke8 11.O-O-O Bb4 12.Nb5 Rb8 13.f3 a6 14. Nc7+ Ke7 15.a3 Ba5 16.Nd5+ Nxd5 17.Rxd5 Bc7 18.Rhd1 Be6 19.R5d2 Rhd8 20. Bxe6 Kxe6 21.g3 Rxd2 22.Rxd2 Rd8 23.Rf2 Bb6 24.Rf1 Be3+ 25.Kb1 Rd2 26.h4 Rf2 27.Rd1 Rxf3 28.Rd8 Rxg3 29.Rb8 b6 30.Rh8 h6 31.Rh7 Rg4 32.c4 Kf6 33.b4 Rxe4 34.c5 bxc5 35.bxc5 Rc4 36.Kb2 Rxc5 37.Rh8 Bd4+ 38.Kb3 e4 39.Re8 Be5 40.Kb4 Rc6 41.Rd8 e3 42.Rd3 e2 43.Re3 e1=Q+ 44.Rxe1 Bc3+ 45.Kb3 Bxe1 46.a4 g5 47.hxg5+ hxg5 48.a5 g4 49.Kb2 g3 50.Kb3 g2 51.Kb2 g1=Q 52.Kb3 Qe3+ 53. Kb2 Qc3+ 54.Ka2 Qxa5+ 55.Kb3 Qb4+ 56.Ka2 Rc2+ 57.Ka1 Qb2#

White checkmated

Kveinys, Aloyzas (2517)    --    Wohl, Alexandar (2452)
Bad Woerishofen op  (6)   Bad Woerishofen
2006.03.22     0-1     E32

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qc2 O-O 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.Qxc3 b6 7.Bg5 Bb7 8.e3 d6 9.Ne2 Nbd7 10.Qd3 e5 11.Nc3 exd4 12.exd4 Qe8+ 13.Be2 Ne4 14.Nxe4 Bxe4 15.Qg3 f5 16.h4 Qf7 17.Bf4 Rae8 18.Kf1 Nf6 19.h5

Bxg2+!! 20.Qxg2 Rxe2 !! 21.Kxe2 Qxc4+ 22.Kf3 Qd3+ 23.Be3 f4 24.Kxf4 Nd5+ 25.Kg4 Qe2+ 26.Kh3 Nxe3 27.fxe3 Rf3+ 28.Kh2 Rf2 29.Rhg1 Qxe3 30.Qxf2 Qxf2+ 31.Kh3 Qxd4 32. Rae1 h6 33.Rg3 Qxb2 34.Re7 c5 35.Rf3 Qc1 36.Re8+ Kh7 37.Rff8 Qh1+ 38.Kg4 Qg2+ 39.Kf5 Qd5+

Morozevich, A (2721)    --    Van Wely, L (2647)
Amber Rapid  (11)   Monte Carlo MNC
2006.03.30     1/2-1/2     B80

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.Nc3 a6 4.g3 Nc6 5.Bg2 Nf6 6.O-O d6 7.d4 cxd4 8. Nxd4 Bd7 9.Nce2 Rc8 10.c4 Nxd4 11.Qxd4 b5 12.cxb5 Bxb5 13.Re1 Rc4 14.Qd1 Nxe4 15.b3 Nc3 16.Nxc3 Rxc3 17.Bb2 Rc7 18.Qh5 Rc5 19.Rxe6+ Be7 20.Bd5 g6

21.Rxe7+ Qxe7 22.Qg4 Rxd5 23.Bxh8 f6 24.a4 Be2 25.Qf4 Kf7 26.Re1 Re5 27.h4 Re4 28.Qd2 Bf3 29.Qd5+ Qe6 30.Qb7+ Qe7 31.Qd5+ Qe6 32.Qb7+ Qe7

Aronian, L (2752)    --    Anand, V (2792)
Amber Rapid  (10)   Monte Carlo MNC
2006.03.29     1/2-1/2     C24

1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Nf6 3.d3 Bc5 4.f4 d5 5.exd5 Ng4 6.d4!? Bxd4 7.Nf3 Bf2+ 8.Kf1 Bb6 9.fxe5 Nf2 10.Qe1 O-O 11.Bg5 f6 12.d6+!

Kh8 13.exf6 gxf6 14.dxc7 Bxc7
( 14...Qxc7 15.Bxf6+!! Rxf6 16.Qe8+ Kg7 17.Qg8+ Kh6 18. Qg5# )
15.Kxf2 fxg5 16.Qc3+ Qf6 17.Qxf6+ Rxf6 18.Re1 Bb6+ 19.Kg3 Bc7+ 20.Kf2 Bb6+ 21.Kg3 Bc7+ 1/2-1/2

Vallejo Pons, F (2650)    --    Van Wely, L (2647)
Amber Blindfold  (10)   Monte Carlo MNC
2006.03.29     1-0     B43

1.e4 c5 2.Ne2 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 a6 5.Nc3 b5 6.Bd3 d6 7.a4 b4 8.Na2 Nf6 9.O-O Bb7 10.Re1 Be7 11.Nxb4 d5 12.e5 Bxb4 13.c3 Be7 14.exf6 Bxf6 15. Qb3 Qd7

16.Nxe6!! fxe6 17.Bf5 Be7 18.Bxe6 Qc6 19.Bg5!! Bxg5 20.Bxd5+ Kd8 21.Bxc6 Bxc6 22.Rad1+ Kc7 23.a5 Rd8 24.Qb6+ Kc8 25.Qc5 Bf6 26.Rxd8+ Kxd8 27.Re6 Bd7 28.Qf8+ Kc7 29.Qc5+ Kd8 30.Qf8+ Kc7 31.Rb6 Bc6 32.h4 h5 33.c4 Bd8 34.c5 Ba4 35.Qf4+

Svidler, P (2765)    --    Nielsen, PH (2644)
Amber Blindfold  (10)   Monte Carlo MNC
2006.03.29     1-0     B50

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.d3 Nc6 5.c3 g6 6.Bb3 Bg7 7.O-O O-O 8.h3 b5 9.Re1 e5 10.Nbd2 Bb7 11.Nf1 d5 12.exd5 Nxd5 13.Ng3 Nf4 14.Bxf4 exf4 15. Ne4 Qb6 16.Nd6 Na5

17.Bxf7+!! Rxf7 18.Nxf7 Kxf7 19.Ng5+ Kg8 20.Re6 Qd8 21. Qg4 Bc8 22.Rae1 Bd7 23.Qh4 h6 24.Rxg6!! hxg5 25.Qh6 Qf8 26.Re5! Re8 27. Rxg7+!! Qxg7 28.Rxg5 Re7 29.f3 Nc6 30.Rxg7+ Rxg7 31.Qd6 c4 32.dxc4 bxc4 33.Qxf4 Ne7 34.Qxc4+ Kh7 35.Kf2 Nf5 36.g4 Ne7 37.Qd3+ Ng6 38.h4 Kg8 39.h5 Nf4 40.Qc4+ Ne6 41.Kg3 Rf7 42.Qd5 Nf4 43.Qxf7+! Kxf7 44.Kxf4 Bc6 45.c4 a5 46.c5 a4 47.g5 Ke6 48.h6 Kf7 49.Ke5 Bxf3 50.Kd6

Grand Prix tournaments:

Full details at the 2006 Grand Prix site

Doeberl Cup: ACT 14-17 April Details

Queensland Open Championship: Category 2; Assembly Hall, The Gap State High School, Brisbane; 15-17 April, 7 round Swiss. Details at or phone Garvin Gray on 0422-993-062.

41st Peninsula Open: Cat 2; 7 round Swiss; Sat 29 April to Mon 1 May; E-Block, Grace Lutheran College, cnr Buchanan St, Rothwell Qld. . Mark Stokes Phone (07) 3205-6042 or email

Laurieton May Open: Cat 1; 6-7 May; NSW; Laurieton Services Club, Seymour St. Contact: Endel 6559 9060

Other events:

Queensland Women's Chess Championship: 8-9 April; Matthew Flinders Anglican College, Buderim; 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: The 2006 Sydney Easter Cup will be held at Cabra-Vale Digger's Club, 1 Bartley Street, Canley Vale (handy to Canley Vale and Cabramatta train stations). First Day: Saturday 15th April, 9am registration. Second Day: Monday 17th April, 9am (maybe usual hot free lunch). First Prize: $240 min. guaranteed. 1 hour per player win/loss on flagfall. Entry Fee $20, Concession: Seniors and Juniors $10. For further details contact: Mr Earnest Dorn, Mobile 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:

World University Chess Championship: Details here

Hungarian events:
1. 23rd until 31st of March, Budapest Spring Festival, 9 rounds Swiss,
2. 1st-14th of April GM-IM-FM closed tournaments, cat.IX and cat.VII. Budapest
3. 15th-23rd of April IM tmt Kecskemet,
4. 6th-18th of May GM-IM-FM Budapest,
5. 20th-30th of May, Elekes memorial GM-IM-FM - Budapest.

Nagy Laszlo, International Chess Organizer, e-mail: website

Znojmo Open: 13-21 May; Czech Republic; Dr. Jan Mazuch

Zemplin Tower FIDE Open: Slovakia; May; e-mail Details

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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