Australian Chess Federation newsletter
No. 365, April 13, 2006

Wishing all our readers an enjoyable holiday break!

ACF Olympiad Appeal
Queensland Women's Champs
Tao wins SA champs
Banned players
Aussie Internet Chess report
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.

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.

Queensland Women's Chess Championship: held on the 8th & 9th April at the Matthew Flinders Anglican College, Buderim, Sunshine Coast.

1st place - Jessica Kinder
2nd place - Danielle Kinder
3rd place - Gail Young
Best Junior - Jily Goh
Best Cadet - Ulani Powell
Best Senior under 1200 - Rebecca Bleney
Encouragement awards to - Alannah Byrne, Leteisha Simmonds and Shelby Barbe-Horn.
Upset awards: Round 2 Jily Goh defeat Gail Young, Danielle Kinder defeat Rebecca Bleney. Round 3 Daniel Kinder defeat Gail Young. Round Gail Young defeat Jessica Kinder.

- Gail Young

Trevor Tao has won the SA championships despite a last round loss. Edgar Mdinaradze upset the champion after being forced to defend for most of the game. In a drawn endgame, Tao handed him a victory with a shocking blunder. Second place was shared by Srbo Zaric and James Obst who beat Bob Cowley and John Riches respectively. Tristan Stevens upset Alan Goldsmith and Aaron Guthrie beat Matthew Juszczynski in the other two games.

Banned players: The ACF Council has decided that Aurel-John Buciu's two-year suspension from ACF events be continued until July 2007, but be applied to the 2006 Australian Championships and 2007 Australian Open Championships only.

A list of banned players is available on the ACF website

Aussie Internet Chess - report by Alan Goldsmith and Alex Saint

Our first Australian Internet Championship - the Junior Interstate Challenge - has been a great success. There were naturally teething troubles and many phone calls but by the last round it was apparent that all the players had worked out what to do and were concentrating not on 'how to play' but rather 'what to play' - the quality of the games was much better and they were great to watch.

And now that everyone has proved that a tournament can be run across Australia over a number of weeks, it is obvious that the future for Internet chess tournaments here is simply huge. There is a fear that the Internet will take players away from regular events but we believe the very opposite is true - more people are playing chess than ever before thanks to the Internet and many will take part in face-to-face combat if they are given the opportunity; we are hoping in fact to have hybrid interclub matches in Adelaide soon where players who are unable to play their club match for a particular reason can still take part by playing their opponent in the Chess Centre from their own home - it will be particularly good for the disabled players who cannot attend a regular club but want all the fun of being part of a team. Another important element of playing on the Internet is that of practice - it is where even the grandmasters workout and indeed if they do not practise on the Internet they will be at a decided disadvantage.

We have lots of plans for coming events, including Open events for adults as well as juniors and we envisage that soon we will have interclub matches across Australia; one idea which is very appealing is that of matches between regional centres - Ballarat to Kalgoorlie, Coffs Harbour to Mt Gambier, Coober Pedy to Mt Isa etc. And the secret to it really is trust - we simply assume that the players who take part will not cheat and will enjoy playing in their own environment. We are also being approached by countries like New Zealand and regions like North California to arrange matches.

Australian Junior Internet Championship

The next event is the 2006 Australian Junior Internet Championship (followed a week later by an adult tournament!) and there are already details about these on the website - you can register now. In fact, please encourage every youngster you know to register and take part - let's make this the biggest junior tournament in Australia's history - and remember that all players will get 2 months free membership on ICC.

There are two divisions - the Championship and the Candidates. Please enter the Championship if you are an experienced tournament player (or are receiving serious coaching etc) or enter the Candidates if you are new to chess and/or the Internet. The Candidates tournament is also played at a faster rate - 30 minutes per player, rather than 60 minutes per player. There is a $20 entry fee to cover the 6 week event and there will be many prizes, trophies and certificates.

There have been however some very important changes:

  1. The starting time for our future events is 6.30pm EST, not 7pm and this means that for most players, the tournaments will be finished by 8.30pm each Sunday night, not 9pm.
  2. The games must be played on the Sunday night - if you want you can have two half-point byes if you are unable to play in two rounds but any more will be treated as forfeits.
  3. We are starting the Australian Junior Championship on May 7th - a week earlier than previously advertised but it allows us to avoid some clashes with some important over-the-board tournaments.

Open interstate challenge on ICC and Open interstate major challenge on FICS - generally for the long-suffering adults!!

These tournaments are for the adults amongst us - and yes, of course juniors can take part but we'd prefer them to take part in the Junior Championships. As the names imply, these first events represent an Interstate Challenge - any number of players can take part in these giant Swiss tournaments but they will not be paired against players from the same State - we will simply add up the scores of the top 8 players from each State at the end of 6 rounds to decide the winning State for both the Open and the Major. Anyone can play in the Open Challenge while the Major is restricted to players rated under 2000.

As you may have noticed, the Open will take place on the ICC (Internet Chess Club) while the Major will take place on FICS (Free Internet Chess Club). We are very grateful to all the support we have received from ICC - especially the free 2 month membership to all those who take part in their first tournament - and we encourage all who enjoyed the experience to register properly and start gaining a serious rating. There is, though, a charge involved, one which many, many of Australia's top players are prepared to pay and all will agree that they get wonderful value for their money - please check our website for the special rates that you can get if you join ICC through us. Testimony to the success of ICC is the huge number of players always online and the number of grandmasters etc.

The other very popular chess server in the world however is FICS which is free and has many similar features to ICC. And just as there are many passionate supporters of ICC, so too there are many very happy players on FICS. It is a bit like some people use PCs, others Macintoshes. We don't particularly want to favour either server since we are just very grateful that both are alive and well and have been giving many chess players years of pleasure. And so, since we have had so many requests to run a FICS tournament we have decided to run the Major on FICS at the same time as that of the Open on ICC.

This is the current plan - but things may change and we welcome any feedback about this.

Please check our website for the latest news.

Finally, to wrap up the first event - the Interstate Junior Challenge, congratulations to the ACT on winning the first event with 46.5 points from a possible 60. 2nd was NSW with 45, followed by VIC on 32.5, SA on 24.5 QLD 21 and TAS on 10.5.

Congratulations to the ACT team-winners

The team was (in board order):
board 1: Junta Ikeda
board 2: Kishore Sreetharan
board 3: Khoi Hoang
board 4: Sherab Guo-Yuthok
board 5: Andrew Brown
board 6: Yi Yuan
board 7: Justin Chow
board 8: Edward Xing
board 9: Emma Guo
board 10: Miona Ikeda
board 11: Kayleigh Smith
board 12: Alana Chibnall
Gareth Oliver (reserve)
Joshua Bishop (reserve)
Megan Setiabudi (reserve)

Special thanks to:

Jon Paxman and all his help on our evolving website - he has been simply brilliant - you can view all the games from each round and check the individual scores each round etc.

Jenni Oliver and Libby Smith for timely advice.

All the other volunteers associated with our site including Aaron Guthrie, Robin Wedding, Mark Chapman Andrew Saint and Trent Parker.

All the state reps including Kerry Lyall, Michael Lip, Russell Horton, Kieron Olm-Milligan and Mirabelle Guo. Our parents' rep, Jenni Oliver, our coaches' rep Geoff Saw and ACF rep Bill Gletsos.

Our sponsors - Australian Chess Enterprise, Chess Discount Sales, Chess Kids, Gardiner Chess, ICC, Netlogistics and SP2HTML - who have believed in our idea from the beginning.

All the kind advice and suggestions from the ACF especially Denis Jessop and Bill Gletsos and particular thanks to Paul Broekhuyse whose weekly Australian Chess Newsletter is must for all players.

All the very best - Alan Goldsmith & Alex Saint

ACTJCL AGM: The AGM was held last Sunday.

Office Holders

President - Charles Bishop
Vice-President - Jennie Nicholson
Treasurer - Kathryn McGuirk
Secretary - Jill Baines

Committee Members (up to 12 may be elected)

Shun Ikeda (ACTCA Delegate)
Libby Smith (Interschool, Dev Squad, Souths Juniors, Chess Chicks & Aus Junior/Aus Schools)
Rebekah Gupte (Tournament Coordinator)
Sharon Boswell
Wan Wong (Library)
Andrew Williams
Jenny Wilkinson (Uniforms)
David Gruen
Frank Derwent

9th World University Chess Championship: Entry forms here

Topalov-Nisipeanu match: A match between FIDE world champion Veselin Topalov and European champion Dieter Nisipeanu ran from April 6-9 in Bucharest. Romania's President opened the contest. Topalov won 3-1.

Site : View games

European Championships: Turkey. Players include Ivanchuk, Mamedyarov and Radjabov. Leading Round 5 Standings: Turov, Jobava, Berescu, Anastasian, Georgiev, Ivanchuk,, Kozul, Nikolic 4.0.

Site : View games

Indian Championship: Leading Round 9 Standings: Deepan, Ganguly 7.0/9; Koneru 6.5/8; Singh 6.0/9; Venkatesh 5.5/8.

Site : View games

Ciudad de Dos Hermanas: Leading final scores: Burmakin, Handke 7.5/9.

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Miroshnichenko, E (2619)    --    Pashikian, A (2472)
7th ch-Euro  (1)   Kusadasi TUR
2006.04.04     1-0     E06

1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.g3 d5 4.Bg2 Be7 5.d4 O-O 6.Qc2 c6 7.O-O b6 8. Nbd2 a5 9.e4 Ba6 10.e5 Ne4 11.Re1 Nxd2 12.Nxd2 Nd7 13.cxd5 cxd5 14.Nf1 b5 15.Qd1 Qb6 16.Qg4 Rfc8 17.Ne3 h5 18.Qd1 g6 19.g4!? h4 20.g5!? Bxg5 21.Nxd5 Qd8 22.Bxg5 Qxg5 23.f4 Qd8 24.Ne3 Ra7 25.d5 Qb6 26.Kh1 Bb7 27.Qg4 Nc5 28. Rad1 Rd8 29.Qxh4 exd5 30.Ng4 d4 31.Qh6 Bxg2+ 32.Kxg2 f5 33.exf6 Qc6+ 34. Kg1 Rh7 35.Qxg6+ Kh8

36.Re7!! Qd7
( 36...Rxe7 37.fxe7!! Qxg6 38.exd8=Q+ )

Luther, T (2569)    --    Jovanic, O (2477)
7th ch-Euro  (1)   Kusadasi TUR
2006.04.04     1-0     B47

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nc6 5.Nc3 Qc7 6.f4 a6 7.a4 Bb4 8. Nxc6 Qxc6 9.Qd4 Bxc3+ 10.bxc3 Nf6 11.Bd3 O-O 12.Ba3 Re8 13.e5 Nd5 14.c4 Ne7 15.Bxe7! Rxe7 16.Be4 Qc7 17.a5

Black is already lost positionally
17...f6 18.O-O Rf7 19.c5 Qd8 20.Qd6 f5 21.Bf3 g6 22.Rfd1 Rf8 23. Rdb1 Kg7 24.Rb6 Rf7 25.Rd1 Qh4 26.g3 Qh3 27.Qd3 g5 28.Rb4 h6 29.Qe2 g4 30. Bg2 Qh5 31.h3 Kf8 32.hxg4 fxg4 33.Be4 Kg7 34.Rd2 Rf8 35.Qd1 Rf5 36.Rh2 Qg6 37.Qd6 1-0

Macieja, B (2585)    --    Arlandi, E (2458)
7th ch-Euro  (1)   Kusadasi TUR
2006.04.04     1-0     B81

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 d6 6.g4 h6 7.h4 Nc6 8.g5 hxg5 9.Bxg5 a6 10.Qd2 Qb6 11.Nb3 Qc7 12.O-O-O Bd7 13.f4 O-O-O 14.Be2 Be7 15.h5 Kb8 16.Bf3 Bc8 17.Kb1 Nh7 18.Bxe7 Qxe7 19.Rhg1 Nf6 20.Qe2 Ne8 21.e5 d5 22.Qe3 Qc7 23.Ne2 Ne7 24.Rd3 Nf5 25.Qf2 f6 26.Rc3 Qe7 27.Qb6 Ka8 28. Ned4 Nxd4 29.Nxd4 Bd7 30.Be2

( 30.Be2 Bc8 31.Bxa6 ( 31.Ra3 ( 31.Nb5!? axb5 32.Ra3+ Kb8 33.Qa7+ Kc7 34.Rc3+ Kd7 35.Bxb5# ) 31...Qc7 ) 31...bxa6 32.Nc6 Qc7 33.Qxc7 Nxc7 34.Nxd8 Rxd8 35.Rxc7 )

Minasian, Art (2574)    --    Atakisi, U (2441)
7th ch-Euro  (1)   Kusadasi TUR
2006.04.04     1-0     B31

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 g6 4.Bxc6 dxc6 5.d3 Bg7 6.h3 Nf6 7.Nc3 O-O 8.Bf4 a5 9.Qd2 a4 10.a3 Qa5 11.Bh6 Rd8 12.Bxg7 Kxg7 13.Qe3 Qb6 14.Rb1 Qa7 15.Ne5!? Nd7 16.Ng4 Nf8 17.Qh6+ Kg8 18.Ne3 Qb8 19.f4 Qd6 20.O-O Qd4 21.f5 Rd6 22.Ne2 Qg7 23.Qh4 gxf5 24.exf5 Qf6 25.Qe4 Rd8 26.Rf3 Kh8 27.Ng4

The beginning of some equine acrobatics
27...Qd6 28.Ne5 Qf6 29.Qe3 Rd5 30.Ng4 Qd6 31.Nh6 Qf6 32.Rg3 1-0

Izoria, Z (2652)    --    Gagunashvili, M (2542)
7th ch-Euro  (2)   Kusadasi TUR
2006.04.05     1-0     B48

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nc6 5.Nc3 Qc7 6.Be3 Nf6 7.f4 Bb4 8.Nb5 Qa5 9.e5 a6 10.Nd6+ Bxd6 11.Qxd6 Ne4 12.Qd3 Nxc3 13.Bd2 Nxe5 14.Qd4 Ng6 15.Bxc3 Qf5 16.Qxg7 Qxf4 17.Be2 Rf8 18.Rf1 Qe4 19.Qxh7 e5

20.O-O-O!! Qxe2 21.Rfe1 Qb5 22.Bxe5 Nxe5 23.Qh5 d6 24.Rxd6 Ke7 25.a4 Qc4 26.Qxe5+ Be6 27.b3 Qc8 28.Re3 Rg8 29.Rc3 Qxc3 30.Rxe6+ fxe6 31.Qxc3 Rxg2 32.Qb4+ Kf6 33.Qxb7 Rgg8 34.a5 e5 35.Qf3+ Ke6 36.h4 Rgf8 37.Qg4+ Kd6 38.h5 Rae8 39. Qb4+ Ke6 40.Qc4+ Kf5 41.Qxa6 e4 42.Qg6+ Kf4 43.Kd2 Kf3 44.Ke1 e3 45.a6 e2 46.a7 Ke3 47.Qg1+ Kf4 48.b4 Rf5 49.Qf2+ Kg5 50.a8=Q Rxa8 51.Qg2+

Georgiev, Ki (2645)    --    Dgebuadze, A (2535)
7th ch-Euro  (5)   Kusadasi TUR
2006.04.08     1-0     E32

1.d4 e6 2.c4 Nf6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qc2 d6 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.Qxc3 Nbd7 7.Nf3 b6 8.g3 Bb7 9.Bg2 Qe7 10.O-O h6 11.b4 a5 12.Bb2 axb4 13.axb4 O-O 14.b5 Rxa1 15.Rxa1 Ra8 16.Rxa8+ Bxa8 17.Qa3 Qd8 18.Bh3 Bb7 19.Nd2 Ne4 20.Nxe4 Bxe4 21.f3 Bf5 22.Bf1 Bg6 23.e4 f6 24.Bh3 Bf7 25.Bc1 e5 26.d5 Nc5 27.Be3 Be8 28.Bxc5!? dxc5

( 28...bxc5!? 29.Qa7 )
29.f4 Bg6 30.Be6+ Kh8 31.f5 Bh5

32.d6!! cxd6
( 32...Qxd6 33.Qa8+ Kh7 34.Qg8# )
Now black's queen tied to b6, white controls the 7th rank, and the extra d5 pawn can't move
33...Be8 34.Kf2 h5 35.Ke3 Kh7 36.Bd5 h4 37.g4 Kh6 38.Bc6 g6 39.h3 gxf5 40.exf5!? e4 41.Bd5 Bd7 42.Bf7 Bc8 43.Qb8 d5 44.Bxd5 Qe8 45.Qf4+ Kg7 46.Qc7+ Kh6 47.g5+! fxg5 48.Qd6+ Kh5 49.Qf6 1-0

Luther, T (2569)    --    Ivanchuk, V (2729)
7th ch-Euro  (5)   Kusadasi TUR
2006.04.08     0-1     B47

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nc6 5.Nc3 Qc7 6.f4 a6 7.a4 Nf6 8. e5 Nd5!? 9.Nxd5 exd5 10.Nf5 d6!? 11.exd6 Bxd6 12.Nxd6+

( 12.Nxg7+ Kf8 13.Nh5 Bf5 14.Be2 Re8 )
12...Qxd6 13.Bd3 Qc5 14.Qe2+ Kd8 15.Qf2 Re8+ 16.Kf1 d4 17.Qh4+ f6 18.Qxh7 Nb4 19.Bd2 Nxd3 20.cxd3 Bf5 21.Qxg7 Bxd3+ 22.Kg1 Rc8 23.h4 Re2 24.Rh3 Be4 25.Qxf6+ Kc7 26.Rc1 Bc2 27.b4 Qc4 28.Rg3 Rxd2 29.Qe5+ Kb6 30.Rg7 Ka7 31.b5 d3 32.Kh2 Re2 33.Qd6 Re6 34.Qd7 Qxf4+ 35.g3 Qf2+ 36.Kh1 Qf3+ 37.Kg1 Re2 38.b6+ Kb8 0-1

Atalik, S (2618)    --    Berescu, A (2433)
7th ch-Euro  (5)   Kusadasi TUR
2006.04.08     0-1     E11

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Bb4+ 4.Nbd2 Nc6 5.a3 Bxd2+ 6.Qxd2 a5 7.b3 Qe7 8.d5 exd5 9.cxd5 Ne5 10.Bb2 d6 11.Nxe5 dxe5 12.Qg5 O-O 13.Bxe5 Ra6 14.e3 h6 15.Qf4 Nxd5 16.Qd4 Re6 17.Bg3

Nxe3!! 18.fxe3 Rd8 19.Qa7 Rxe3+ 20.Kf2 Rxg3!! 21.hxg3 Qf6+ 22.Kg1 Qxa1 23.Rh4 Qxa3 24.Rf4 Qxb3 25.Bc4 Qxg3 26. Rxf7 Kh7 27.Qxa5 Qe3+ 28.Kh2 Rd4 29.Rf3 Rh4+ 30.Kg3 Qg5+ 31.Qxg5 hxg5 32. Bd3+ Kg8 33.Bg6 Rh6 34.Bf7+ Kh7 35.Re3 Bf5 36.Re7 Rc6 37.Re1 g6 38.Re7 Kh6 39.Bd5 Rc3+ 40.Kf2 Rc2+ 41.Kf3 c6 42.Bg8 g4+ 43.Kf4 Rf2+ 44.Kg3 Rb2 45.Kh4 g5+ 46.Kg3 Kg6 47.Rc7 Rb4 48.Re7 Kf6 49.Rf7+ Ke5 50.Rg7 Kd6 51.Rxg5 Bd7 52.Rg6+ Kc5 53.Rg5+ Kb6 54.Rg7 Rd4 55.Kf2 c5 56.Ke3 Ka5 57.Rg5 Kb4 58.Bd5 b5 59.Rh5 Kc3 60.Be4 c4 61.Rh1 Rd6 62.Rc1+ Kb4 63.g3 Kc5 64.Ra1 b4 65.Ra7 b3 66.Rc7+ Bc6

Cvitan, O (2528)    --    Arlandi, E (2458)
7th ch-Euro  (5)   Kusadasi TUR
2006.04.08     1-0     A28

1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.a3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.Nf3 Nc6 6.d3 Be7 7.e3 O-O 8. Be2 a5 9.Qc2 Kh8 10.O-O f5 11.Re1 Be6 12.Bd2 Bf6 13.Na4 g5 14.Bc1 g4 15. Nd2 Qe8 16.b3 Rd8 17.Bb2 Bg7 18.Bf1 Qh5 19.Nc5 Bc8 20.e4 Nf4 21.exf5 Rd6 22.Nce4 Rh6 23.h3 Qxf5 24.Qd1 gxh3 25.g3 h2+ 26.Kh1 Qg6 27.Rc1 Bg4 28.f3 Bf5 29.Rc2 Rd8 30.Re3 Nd4 31.Rxc7 Nd5

32.Rxg7 Qxg7 33.Re1 Rf8 34.Bg2 Rg6 35.Nc4 Bxe4 36.Nxe5 Qxe5 37.dxe4 Qxg3 38.Qxd4+ Nf6 39.Re2 Rg7 40.Qe5 Qxe5 41.Bxe5 Rd7 42.Rc2 Kg7 43.Kxh2 Rfd8 44.Rc5 Kf7 45.Bf1 Rd2+ 46.Kg3 Nd7 47. Bc4+ Kg6 48.Rxa5 Nxe5 49.Rxe5 R8d7 50.Rb5 R2d6 51.e5 Ra6 52.a4 Rg7 53.f4 h5 54.Kf3 h4 55.Rd5 Rc6 56.Rd8 Rgc7 57.Rh8 Rxc4 58.bxc4 Rxc4 59.Rxh4 Kf5 60.Rh5+ Kg6 61.Rg5+ Kf7 62.Rf5+ Ke7 63.Rh5

Ramesh, R (2491)    --    Sharma, Di (2370)
43rd ch-IND  (1)   Visakhapatnam IND
2006.04.03     1-0     B48

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nc6 5.Nc3 Qc7 6.Be3 a6 7.Qd2 Nf6 8.O-O-O Bb4 9.f3 Ne5 10.Nb3 b5 11.Kb1 Be7 12.Qf2 Rb8 13.g4 d6 14.Rg1 b4 15.Na4 Nfd7 16.f4 Nc4 17.Bc1 O-O 18.Qe2 Ncb6 19.Nxb6 Nxb6 20.g5 a5 21.Nd4 d5 22.e5 Na4 23.Rg3 Nc5 24.Qh5 Ne4 25.Rh3 h6 26.Bd3 a4 27.Rg1 Bc5 28.Be3 Kh8 29.Qh4 Be7 30.Qg4 Rg8 31.g6 Bd8

32.Bxe4 dxe4 33.f5 exf5 34.Nxf5 Bxf5 35.Rxh6+!!

Ganguly, S (2579)    --    Gupta, Ab (2434)
43rd ch-IND  (1)   Visakhapatnam IND
2006.04.03     1-0     B65

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.Bg5 e6 7.Qd2 Be7 8.O-O-O Nxd4 9.Qxd4 O-O 10.f4 Qa5 11.Bc4 Bd7 12.e5 dxe5 13.fxe5 Bc6 14.Bd2 Nd7 15.Nd5 Qd8 16.Nxe7+ Qxe7 17.Rhe1 Rfd8 18.Qg4 Nf8 19.Bd3 Rd5 20.Be4 Rd7

21.Bb4!! Rxd1+ 22.Rxd1 Qc7 23.Bd6 Qb6 24.Bxc6 Qxc6 25.Qf3 Qxf3 26.gxf3 Ng6 27.Rd4 Rd8 28.b4 f6 29.f4 a6 30.Rc4 fxe5 31.fxe5 Rd7 32.Rc8+ Kf7 33.c4 Ne7 34.Rh8 h6 35.a4 Ng8 36.c5 g6 37.b5 Kg7

38.Rxg8+!! Kxg8 39.b6 Kf7 40.c6 bxc6 41.Bc7!! Rd4 42.Bd6!! c5 43.b7 Rb4 44.b8=Q Rxb8 45.Bxb8 g5 46.Kd2 Kg6 47.Kd3 Kf5 48.Kc4 h5 49.Kxc5 h4 50.Kd6 g4 51.Ba7 g3 52.h3 a5 53.Bb6 g2 54. Bg1 Kf4 55.Kxe6 Kg3 56.Kf5 Kxh3 57.e6

Sophie Eustace (1205)    --    Blair Mandla (1655)
ICC 60 0  (5)   Internet Chess Club
2006.03.26     0-1     B01

1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Nf6 3.Nc3 Nxd5 4.Bc4 Nb6 5.Bb3 g6 6.h3 Bg7 7.Nf3 Nc6 8.O-O O-O 9.d3 e5 10.Be3 Nd4 11.Re1 Qf6 12.Bxd4 exd4 13.Ne4 Qf4 14.Qd2 Qxd2 15.Nfxd2 a5 16.a3 Bf5 17.Rac1 Bh6 18.f3 Be3+ 19.Kf1 Rad8 20.Rcd1 Rfe8 21.Nc4 Nxc4 22.Bxc4 Bxe4 23.fxe4 Kg7 24.Ke2 Re7 25.c3 c5 26.Rf1 Rde8 27. Rf3 f5 28.Bd5 f4 29.c4 Rd8 30.b3 Rd6 31.a4 Rb6 32.Rb1 Rb4 33.Rb2 Kf6 34. Kd1 Re5 35.Ke2 Rg5 36.Kf1 Re5 37.Ke2 g5 38.g3 Re7 39.Kf1 h5 40.Kg2 g4 41. hxg4 hxg4 42.Rf1?

( 42.Rxf4+! Bxf4 43.gxf4 Rh7 44.Kg3 Rh3+ 45.Kxg4 Rxd3 The connected passed pawns should be strong enough to at least ensure a draw. )
42...f3+ 43.Kh2 Rh7#
White checkmated - Annotations by Aaron Guthrie

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:

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

Hakoah Chess Club events: April 10th Lightning Tournament Entry fee - $10.00. 5 min. each on the clock. Starts 7.30 pm.
April 24th - Allegro Tournament Entry fee - $15.00. 15 min. each on the clock. Starts 7.30 pm
May 1st - Hakoah Cup - 2006 starts. This 9 round Swiss event will be held on consecutive Monday evenings. Starts 7.30 p.m.
Enquiries: To Vladimir Feldman 0414798503 or visit Hakoah Chess Club web page.

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:
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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