Australian Chess Federation newsletter
No. 366, April 20, 2006

Wishing all our readers an enjoyable holiday break! Lots of news this week with the Doeberl Cup. We're also catching up on some news some of you may have missed due to problems with the ACF website, and in particular, the email-sending program. Last week the ACF website was hacked by persons unknown and the mailing program removed. Curious! Unfortunately, this meant that many people did not receive last week's newsletter, so that info is repeated this week - Ed.

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The Italo-Australian Club 44th Doeberl Cup 2006

FM Igor Goldenberg, GM Darryl Johansen and Dusan Stojic were equal first in the 2006 Doeberl Cup followed by IM David Smerdon and IM Zong-Yuan Zhao. Goldenberg took the title on tie-break.

Arthur Huynh took out the Major and the Minor was a three-way tie between Yi Yuan, Kenzo Selby and Joshua Christiansen. David Lovejoy won the inaugural Fischerbooks Seniors.

The tournament, a Class 5 Myer Tan Grand Prix event, was held at the Italo-Australian Club in Forrest, Canberra.

As usual, the event was a roaring success, superbly organised by the likes of Paul Dunn, Shaun Press and Charles Zworestine. Special thanks to Charles Zworestine for the Swiss Perfect files, Amiel Rosario for the pictures and Paul Dunn for the PGN.

Doeberl Cup pics

The winner, Igor Goldenberg

Doeberl Cup pics

Receiving his award

Doeberl Cup pics

GM Darryl Johansen also scored 6/7

Doeberl Cup pics

And Dusan Stojic was the surprise of the event, also with 6/7

Doeberl Cup pics

Disappointment: GM Ian Rogers

Doeberl Cup pics

Arthur Huynh won the Major

Doeberl Cup pics

David Lovejoy won the inaugural Fischerbooks Seniors

The venue

The Premier was characterised by many upsets and strong performances by up-and-coming juniors. Round 1 followed the standard ratings-difference script, except for IM Gary Lane drawing with Jason Hu.

View games online

Lip, Michael    --    Smerdon, David
Doeberl Cup Premier  (1.2)   Canberra
2006.04.14     0-1     D00

1.Nf3 g6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Bf4 Bg7 5.e3 O-O 6.Be2 c5 7.O-O Nbd7 8. Ne5 cxd4 9.exd4 a6 10.Bf3 e6 11.a4 Ne8 12.a5 Nb8 13.b4 g5 14.Be3 f6 15.Nd3 Nc6 16.Na4 Nc7 17.Qd2 e5 18.Ndb2 exd4 19.Bxd4 Nxd4 20.Qxd4 f5 21.Qd2 g4 22.Be2 f4 23.f3 g3 24.h3 Qh4 25.Rfe1 Bxh3 26.gxh3 Qxh3 27.Bd1 Bd4+ 0-1

Lane, Gary William    --    Hu, Jason
Doeberl Cup Premier  (1.5)   Canberra
2006.04.14     1/2-1/2     B17

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nd7 5.Bc4 Ngf6 6.Ng5 e6 7.Qe2 Nb6 8.Bb3 c5 9.dxc5 Bxc5 10.N1f3 O-O 11.O-O Qc7 12.c3 Nbd5 13.Ne5 Bd6 14.f4 h6 15.Ne4 Nxe4 16.Qxe4 Nf6 17.Qe2 b6 18.Bd2 a5 19.Bc4 Bb7 20.Bd3 Rad8 21.Rad1 Nd7 22.Ng4 Nc5 23.Bc4 Rfe8 24.Ne5 Ne4 25.Bb5 Bc5+ 26.Be3 Bxe3+ 27.Qxe3 Rxd1 28.Rxd1 Rd8 29.Rxd8+ Qxd8 30.Be2 Nf6 31.c4 Qd6 32.a3 g6 33.h3 Kg7 34. Nd3 Ba6 35.Ne5 Bb7 36.Kh1 Ne4 37.Nd3 h5 38.Kg1 Nc5 39.Nf2 Nd7 40.Nd3 Nc5 41.Ne5 f6 42.Nf3 Kf7 43.Nd4 e5 44.Nb5 Qc6 45.Bf1 e4 46.f5 gxf5 47.Qh6 Nd3 48.Qxh5+ Ke7 49.Qh7+ Kf8 50.Qxf5 Nxb2 51.Qf4 Nd3 52.Qb8+ Kg7 53.Nd6 Qc5+ 54.Kh2 Qe5+ 55.g3 Nc5 56.Qc7+ Kg6 57.Qf7+ Kh6 58.Nxb7 e3 59.Be2 Ne4 60. Qf8+ Kh7 61.Qf7+ Kh6 62.Qg8 Qf5 63.Qh8+ Kg6 64.Qg8+ Kh6 65.Qf8+ Kg6 66. Qe8+ Kh6 67.Qh8+ Kg6 68.Qg8+ Kh6 1/2-1/2

Stojic, Dusan    --    Goldenberg, Igor
Doeberl Cup Premier  (1.8)   Canberra
2006.04.14     0-1     B89

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.Bc4 e6 7.Be3 Be7 8.Qe2 O-O 9.O-O-O Qc7 10.Bb3 a6 11.g4 Nd7 12.g5 Nc5 13.Rhg1 Bd7 14.Qh5 Rfc8 15.Nf5!? Nxb3+ 16.axb3 exf5 17.Nd5 Qd8 18.Bb6 Qf8 19.Nf6+ Bxf6 20. gxf6 g6 21.exf5 Ne5 22.Bd4 Kh8 23.fxg6 fxg6 24.Rxg6

( 24...Nxg6 25.f7+ Ne5 26.Bxe5+ dxe5 27.Rxd7 Rc5 28.Qg5 )
25.Rdg1 Nxg6 26.Rxg6 Bf5!! 27.Rg5 Bxc2!! 0-1

In round 2 IM Zong-Yuan Zhao was felled by the ACT's Gareth Oliver and IM David Smerdon lost to NSW Champion Andrew Bird. Lane's bad start continued with a shock loss to the ACT's Roger Farrell.

Smerdon, David    --    Bird, Andrew
Doeberl Cup Premier  (2.2)   Canberra
2006.04.14     0-1     B22

1.e4 c5 2.c3 Nf6 3.e5 Nd5 4.Nf3 e6 5.d4 cxd4 6.cxd4 d6 7.Bc4 Nc6 8. Qe2 Be7 9.O-O O-O 10.Nc3 Nxc3 11.bxc3 dxe5 12.dxe5 Qa5 13.Rb1 Qxc3 14.Rd1 Qa5 15.Qe4 Qa4 16.Bd2 Bd7 17.Bg5 Rad8 18.h4 h6 19.Bd2 Bc8 20.Rdc1 Rd7 21. Qg4 Kh8

22.Bxe6!? Rd4!!
A stunning response which wins two pieces for a rook, or better ...
23.Nxd4 Bxe6 24.Nxc6
( 24.Qf3 Nxd4 )
24...Qxg4 25.Nxe7 b6 26.Rc7 Ra8 27.Re1 Bxa2 28.f4 Rd8 29.Be3 Qxh4 30.Rf1 Qg4 31.Rxa7 Bc4 32.Rf3 Rd1+ 33.Kh2 b5 34.f5 Rf1 35.Rh3 Qd1 36.e6 Rh1+ 37. Kg3 Rxh3+ 38.gxh3 fxe6 39.Ng6+ Kh7 40.Nf8+ Kg8 41.Nxe6 Bxe6 42.fxe6 Qd6+ 43.Kf2 Qxe6 44.Bd4 Qf5+ 45.Kg1 Qb1+ 46.Kf2 Qc2+ 47.Ke3 Qb3+ 48.Ke4 Qe6+ 49.Be5 Qc6+ 50.Kf4 Qc1+ 51.Kf5 Qf1+ 52.Ke6 Qxh3+ 53.Kd6 Qd3+ 54.Kc5 Qe3+ 55.Bd4 Qg5+ 56.Kb4 h5 57.Ra5 Qg4 58.Kc5 b4 59.Rb5 h4 60.Rxb4 h3 0-1

Rej, Tomek    --    Hvistendahl, Robert
Doeberl Cup Premier  (2.8)   Canberra
2006.04.14     1-0     D48

1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c6 4.e3 Nf6 5.Nf3 Nbd7 6.Bd3 dxc4 7.Bxc4 b5 8. Bd3 a6 9.e4 c5 10.a3 Bb7 11.Bg5 h6 12.Bxf6 Nxf6 13.O-O b4 14.axb4 cxb4 15. Qa4+ Qd7

16.Nb5!! axb5 17.Qxa8+!! Bxa8 18.Rxa8+ Ke7 19.Rfa1 g5 20.Ne5 Qd6 21.R1a7+ Nd7 22.Bxb5 Bg7 23.Nc6+ Qxc6 24.Bxc6 Rxa8 25.Rxd7+

Farrell, Roger    --    Lane, Gary William
Doeberl Cup Premier  (2.14)   Canberra
2006.04.14     1-0     E61

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.Bg5 O-O 5.Nf3 d6 6.e3 Nbd7 7.Be2 c6 8. Qc2 h6 9.Bh4 Qe8 10.h3 e5 11.O-O Qe7 12.b4 Re8 13.c5 d5 14.dxe5 Nxe5 15. Nxe5 Qxe5 16.Bg3 Qe6 17.Rab1 Nd7 18.Rfd1 Qf6 19.Rbc1 Ne5 20.b5 g5 21.bxc6 bxc6 22.Qa4 Re7 23.Kh1 Bf5 24.e4 dxe4 25.Nxe4 Bxe4 26.Qxe4 Re6 27.Qa4 Qe7 28.Bf1 Re8 29.Rc2 Kh8 30.Qa6 g4 31.hxg4 Nxg4 32.Rd6 Re5 33.Kg1 Re1 34.Rxc6 Qe4 35.f3 Qxc2 36.Bxe1 Ne5 37.Rc8 Rxc8 38.Qxc8+ Kh7 39.Bg3 Ng6 40.c6 Bd4+ 41.Kh2 Qc1 42.Qa6 Qg5 43.Qc8 Qe3 44.Qf5 Qg1+ 45.Kh3 Qxf1 46.Qxf7+ Bg7 47. c7 Qh1+ 48.Bh2 Qc1 49.Qf5 Qc4 50.Bg3 Qf7 51.c8=Q 1-0

Few surprises in round 3, although NSW star George Xie recorded his third draw, this time to the fast-improving SA junior James Obst.

Round 4 was memorable chiefly for a forfeit - Achim Gunter Hoffmann handed a point to Goldenberg when Hoffman's mobile phone rang during the game. GM Ian Rogers dropped half a point to Tomek Rej.

Ly, Moulthun    --    Ayvazyan, Armen
Doeberl Cup Premier  (4.4)   Canberra
2006.04.15     1-0     B53

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 d6 4.d4 cxd4 5.Qxd4 Bd7 6.Bxc6 Bxc6 7.Nc3 Nf6 8.Bg5 e6 9.O-O-O Be7 10.Rhe1 O-O 11.Kb1 Qc7 12.Qd2 Rfc8 13.Nd4 b5 14. f3 b4 15.Nce2 a5 16.g4 Be8 17.Ng3 Qc5 18.h4 a4 19.Nh5 a3 20.Bxf6 Bxf6 21. Nxf6+ gxf6 22.b3 Ra5 23.g5 fxg5 24.Rg1 h6 25.hxg5 hxg5

26.Nf5!! exf5 27. Rxg5+ Kf8 28.Rxf5 d5 29.Qh6+ Ke7
( 29...Ke7 30.Re5+ Kd8 31.Rexd5+ )

Smerdon, David    --    Wallis, Christopher
Doeberl Cup Premier  (4.7)   Canberra
2006.04.15     1-0     C47

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.a3!? d6 5.d4 exd4 6.Nxd4 Be7 7.Be2 O-O 8.O-O Re8 9.f4 Bf8 10.Bf3 Bd7 11.Be3 Qc8 12.h3 g6 13.Qe1 Bg7 14.Rd1 Nxd4 15.Bxd4 Bc6 16.f5 Nd7 17.Be2 Ne5 18.f6 Bf8 19.h4 Bd7 20.Rf4 Bh6 21.Qg3!? Re6 22.Nd5

Bxf4 23.Qxf4 Nc6 24.Bc3 Qd8 25.Nxc7!! Rxe4 26.Qxe4 Qxc7 27.Qf4 Qd8 28.Rxd6 Nb8 29.Bg4 Qe8 30.Qh6

Chow, Samuel    --    Tsagarakis, Angelo
Doeberl Cup Premier  (4.20)   Canberra
2006.04.15     1-0     A31

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.Nf3 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nc6 5.g3 Qb6 6.Nc2 Ng4 7.e3 Qa5+ 8.Nc3 Qf5 9.f3 Nf6 10.e4 Qh5 11.h4 a6 12.Be2 e6 13.Bg5 h6 14.g4 Qg6 15.Bf4 e5 16.Be3 Be7 17.c5 h5 18.g5 Ng8 19.Nd5 Bd8 20.Rg1 Nge7 21.Bd3 Qe6 22.Qe2 Ng6 23.Qh2 d6 24.O-O-O dxc5 25.Bxc5 Qh3 26.Qe2 Nce7 27.Rh1 Qe6 28.Qe3 O-O 29.Bc4 Qc6

30.Nf6+!! gxf6 31.Rd6 Qe8 32.gxf6 Nf4 33.Rxd8!! Qc6 34.fxe7 Re8 35.Nb4 Qc7 36.Rxe8+

Goldenberg and Johansen split the point in round 5, while Moulthun Ly held GM Ian Rogers to another draw.

Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija    --    Smerdon, David
Doeberl Cup Premier  (5.4)   Canberra
2006.04.16     0-1     C11

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.f4 c5 6.Nf3 Nc6 7.Be3 a6 8.Qd2 cxd4 9.Nxd4 Bc5 10.O-O-O Nxd4 11.Bxd4 b5 12.Qf2 Qc7 13.Bd3 b4 14.Ne2 a5 15.Bb5 O-O 16.Kb1 Bxd4 17.Nxd4 Nc5 18.Bd3 a4 19.Nb5 Qc6 20.Nd6 f6 21.Qd4 Ba6 22.Bxa6 Rxa6 23.Rc1 a3 24.b3 Nd7 25.Rhf1 Qb6 26.c3 fxe5 27.fxe5 Rxf1 28.Rxf1 Nxe5 29.Nc8 Qc7 30.Qxe5 Qxc8 31.Qf4 Qe8 32.Qxb4 Qg6+ 33.Ka1 h6 34. Qf8+ Kh7 35.Qf2 e5 36.Qf5 Rc6 37.Qxe5 Re6 38.Qg3 Qc2!

Surprisingly there is no defence to the mate, eg 39.Rb1 Re2

Xie, George    --    Farrell, Roger
Doeberl Cup Premier  (5.10)   Canberra
2006.04.16     1-0     C26

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.g3 Bc5 5.Bg2 d6 6.d3 a5 7.O-O O-O 8.h3 a4 9.Kh2 Bd7 10.Be3 Re8 11.Nd5 Nxd5 12.exd5 Nb4 13.d4 exd4 14.Nxd4 Bxd4 15.Bxd4 Bf5 16.Bc3 c5 17.dxc6 Nxc6 18.a3 Qd7 19.Qd2 f6 20.Rad1 Rad8 21. Qd5+ Kh8 22.Rd2 Bg6 23.Qb5 Ra8 24.Rfd1 Qc8 25.Rxd6 Bxc2 26.R1d2 Be4 27. Bxe4 Rxe4

28.Rxf6!! gxf6 29.Qg5 Re6 30.Bxf6+ Rxf6 31.Qxf6+ Kg8 32.Rd5 h6 33.Qg6+ Kf8 34.Rf5+ Qxf5 35.Qxf5+ Ke7 36.Qh7+ Kd6 37.Qxb7 Rb8 38.Qg7 Kd5 39.h4 Ne5 40.h5 Nf3+ 41.Kg2 Ne1+ 42.Kh3 Nd3 43.Qd7+ Kc5 44.Qxa4 Rxb2 45. Qa6 Nxf2+ 46.Kh4 Kd5 47.Qa8+ Kc4 48.Qa6+ Kd5 49.Qxh6 Ke4 50.Qc6+ Ke3 51. Qc3+ Nd3 52.Qxb2 Nxb2

Rogers' trouble continued in round 6, with the country's top player beaten by Goldenberg as Smerdon and Johansen drew and Moulthun Ly scored a spectacular win over Igor Bjelobrk.

Goldenberg, Igor    --    Rogers, Ian
Doeberl Cup Premier  (6.2)   Canberra
2006.04.16     1-0     D83

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.c4 Bg7 4.Nc3 d5 5.Bf4 O-O 6.e3 c5 7.dxc5 Qa5 8. Rc1 Be6 9.Nd4 Nc6 10.Nxc6 bxc6 11.Qa4 Qxa4 12.Nxa4 Rfd8 13.Be5 Bh6 14.cxd5 Nxd5 15.a3 f6 16.Bd4 Bf7 17.Bc4 Kf8 18.b3 Rab8 19.Rd1 e5 20.Ba1 Ke7 21.Ke2 Be6 22.h3 Rd7 23.Rd2 Rdb7 24.Rc1 Rd7 25.Ke1 Rdb7 26.Rcd1

Bxe3!? 27.fxe3 Nxe3 28.Bxe6 Nxd1 29.Rd6!? Ne3 30.Kf2 Rxb3 31.Bxb3 Rxb3 32.Rxc6 Rxa3 33. Bb2 Rb3 34.Bc1 Nf5 35.Rc7+ Ke6 36.Rxa7 e4 37.c6 Rb4 38.c7 Rc4 39.Nb6 Rc2+ 40.Ke1 Rxc1+ 41.Kd2 Rc6 42.c8=Q+ Rxc8 43.Nxc8 h5 44.Ke2 g5 45.g4 hxg4 46. hxg4 Nh6 47.Re7+ Kd5 48.Nb6+ Kd4 49.Rd7+ Ke5 50.Nc4+ Kf4 51.Ne3 Nxg4 52. Nxg4 Kxg4 53.Ke3 f5 54.Rf7 f4+ 55.Kxe4 Kg3 56.Rf8 Kf2 57.Kf5 Kg3 58.Ke4 Kf2 59.Ra8 f3 60.Ra2+ Kg3 61.Ke3 g4 62.Rf2 Kh4 63.Kf4 Kh3 64.Ra2

Zhao, Zong Yuan    --    Hoffmann, Achim Gunther
Doeberl Cup Premier  (6.3)   Canberra
2006.04.16     1-0     A45

1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5 e6 3.e4 Be7 4.e5 Nd5 5.Bxe7 Nxe7 6.Nf3 b6 7.Bd3 d5 8. c3 Qd7 9.h4 c5 10.h5 Ba6 11.h6 g6 12.Nh2 Bxd3 13.Qxd3 Qc7 14.O-O Nf5 15. Ng4 Nd7 16.Nd2 Qd8 17.Nf3 g5 18.g3 Rg8 19.Kg2 Qe7 20.c4 dxc4 21.Qe4!? O-O-O 22.Rac1 Kb8 23.d5! Rg6 24.d6 Qf8 25.Rxc4 Nxh6 26.Nxh6 Rxh6 27.Rfc1 Qe8

28.Nd4!! f5
( 28...cxd4 29.Rc7 Nc5 30.R1xc5 )
29.Nc6+ Ka8 30.Ra4!! a5 31.Qe2 Nb8 32.Rxc5!! Nxc6
( 32...bxc5 33.Rxa5+ Kb7 34.Qb5+ )
33.Qa6+ Na7 34.Rc7 1-0

Ly, Moulthun    --    Bjelobrk, Igor
Doeberl Cup Premier  (6.5)   Canberra
2006.04.16     1-0     B47

1.e4 e6 2.Nf3 c5 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nc6 5.Nc3 Qc7 6.Be2 a6 7.O-O Nf6 8.Kh1 Nxd4 9.Qxd4 Bc5 10.Qd3 b5 11.f4 Bb7 12.Bf3 h5 13.Be3 Bxe3 14.Qxe3 Ng4 15.Qd2 Rc8 16.a3 f6 17.Rad1 Bc6 18.h3 Qa7 19.Rde1 Kf8 20.Qe2 g6 21. Bxg4 hxg4 22.Qxg4 Kf7 23.f5! Rcg8 24.fxe6+ dxe6 25.Qg5 f5

26.Nd5!! Kf8
( 26...exd5 27.exf5 gives white a crushing attack )
27.Qd8+ Kg7 28.Qf6+ Kh7 29.Ne7! Bxe4 30.Rxe4!! fxe4 31.Rf4 g5 32.Qf7+ Kh6 33.Rf6+
Bravo! An impressive win by the young Queenslander

Song, Raymond    --    Pecori, Ascaro
Doeberl Cup Premier  (6.8)   Canberra
2006.04.16     1/2-1/2     B15

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 g6 4.e5 Bg7 5.f4 h5 6.Be3 Qb6 7.a3 Bg4 8.Qc1 Nh6 9.h3 Bd7 10.Nf3 Na6 11.Bd3 Bf5 12.Be2 Nc7 13.b3 Ne6 14.Qd2 Qd8 15.O-O Qd7 16.Na4 b5 17.Nc5 Nxc5 18.dxc5 a5 19.Nd4 Kf8 20.Rad1 e6 21.Qc3 Kg8 22. Bxb5!? cxb5 23.c6 Qc8 24.Nxb5 Kh7 25.Nd6 Qc7 26.b4!? Qxd6 27.exd6 Bxc3 28. b5 Rhd8 29.d7 a4 30.Bb6 Bf6 31.Rb1 Bxc2 32.Bxd8 Bxd8 33.b6!? Bxb1 34.c7 Bd3 35.Rc1 Ba6 36.Kh1 Nf5 1/2-1/2

Lane, Gary William    --    Wright, Neil
Doeberl Cup Premier  (6.9)   Canberra
2006.04.16     1-0     C41

1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 d6 3.Nf3 Bg4 4.c3 c6 5.h3 Bh5 6.O-O Nf6 7.d3 Be7 8.Bb3 Qc7 9.Re1 Nbd7 10.Nbd2 d5 11.Nf1 dxe4 12.dxe4 O-O-O 13.Qe2 Nc5 14.Bc2 Bg6 15.Ng3 Rhe8 16.Nh4 Ne6 17.Ngf5 Bc5 18.b4 Bb6 19.a4 a6 20.Qf3 c5 21.a5 Ba7 22.Be3 Kb8 23.Ba4 Rg8 24.b5 axb5 25.Bxb5 Ne8 26.Reb1 Ka8 27.Bc4 Nf4 28.a6 b6 29.Bxf4 exf4 30.e5+ Kb8 31.Qxf4 Rf8 32.Rd1 Nf6 33.Nd6 Nd7 34.Nb5 Qxe5

35.Rxd7!! Qxf4 36.Rb7+ Ka8 37.Rxa7+
( 37.Rxa7+ Kb8 38.Rb7+ Ka8 39.Nc7+ leaves white a piece ahead )

Wei, Michael    --    Halpin, Pat
Doeberl Cup Premier  (6.10)   Canberra
2006.04.16     1-0     B01

1.e4 Nc6 2.Nf3 d5 3.exd5 Qxd5 4.Nc3 Qa5 5.d4 Bg4 6.Bb5 O-O-O 7.Bxc6 bxc6 8.Be3 Qf5 9.Qe2 Bxf3 10.gxf3 Nf6 11.Qa6+ Kd7 12.O-O-O e6 13.Rhg1 Nd5 14.Ne4 g6 15.Nc5+ Bxc5 16.dxc5 Ke7 17.Qxc6 Qxc2+ 18.Kxc2 Nb4+ 19.Kc3 Nxc6 20.b4 Rb8 21.Rb1 a6 22.a4 Rhd8 23.b5 axb5 24.axb5 Ne5 25.f4 Nd7 26.Rgd1 Nf6 27.Rxd8 Kxd8 28.Kc4 Nd5 29.Ra1 h5 30.Ra7 Kd7 31.c6+ Kd8 32.Bd2 Rc8 33. Kc5 Rb8 34.Ba5 Kc8 35.h4 f6 36.f3 Kd8 37.Rb7 Ra8

38.Bxc7+!! Nxc7 39.Kd6

Ly's luck ran out in the final round, with Johansen winning an instructive game. Goldenberg hung on to draw against Zhao, and young Victorian Dusan Stojic beat NSW's Gareth Charles with a spectacular tactical flourish. Ian Rogers' run of bad luck continued, when he could only draw against Vincent Suttor.

Johansen, Darryl Keith    --    Ly, Moulthun
Doeberl Cup Premier  (7.2)   Canberra
2006.04.17     1-0     B38

1.c4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 g6 5.e4 Nf6 6.Nc3 d6 7.Nc2 Bg7 8. Be2 O-O 9.O-O Bd7 10.Be3 a6 11.f3 Rc8 12.Qd2 Be6 13.Rac1 Nd7 14.Rfd1 Nce5 15.b3 b5 16.Nd4!? bxc4 17.f4 Nd3!? 18.Bxd3 cxd3 19.Qxd3 Nc5 20.Qe2 Qa5 21. Nd5 Qd8 22.b4 Bxd5 23.exd5 Ne4 24.Qxa6 Nc3 25.Nc6! Qd7 26.Rxc3!!

Johansen eliminates black's most active piece, Now the pawns are ready to roll
26...Bxc3 27.Qc4 Bf6 28.b5 Rfe8 29.h3 e6 30.Bf2 exd5 31.Qxd5 Re2 32.Qxd6 Qf5
Black tries to drum up counterplay
33.b6 Rb2 34.Ne7+ Bxe7 35.Qxe7 Rb1 36.Rxb1 Qxb1+ 37.Kh2 Qb2 38.Qd7 ! Rc4 39.b7 Rb4

( 40.Bd4 Rxd4 ( 40...Rxb7 41.Qd8# ) 41.Qc8+ )

Stojic, Dusan    --    Charles, Gareth
Doeberl Cup Premier  (7.3)   Canberra
2006.04.17     1-0     B89

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 d6 6.Bc4 e6 7.Be3 Be7 8.Qe2 a6 9.Bb3 Qc7 10.O-O-O Nxd4 11.Bxd4 b5 12.Rhg1 Bb7 13.g4 b4 14.Na4 O-O 15.Nb6 Rab8 16.f3 Rfd8 17.g5 Nd7 18.Nxd7 Rxd7 19.f4 d5 20.e5 Bc6 21. Rg3 Qd8 22.Rh3 g6 23.Qf2 a5 24.Rdd3!! Qf8 25.Rh6 f5 26.exf6 Bd6 27.Rdh3 a4

28.Rxh7!! Rxh7 29.Rxh7 Kxh7 30.f7!! e5 31.fxe5 Qe7 32.Qh4+ Kg7 33.e6+

Pecori, Ascaro    --    Ayvazyan, Armen
Doeberl Cup Premier  (7.10)   Canberra
2006.04.17     1-0     A46

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 e6 3.Bf4 c5 4.e3 Qb6 5.Qc1 Nc6 6.c3 d5 7.h3 Bd7 8. Nbd2 Rc8 9.Be2 cxd4 10.exd4 Na5 11.O-O Bb5 12.Bxb5+ Qxb5 13.Re1 Be7 14.Ne5 O-O 15.Qc2 Nc4 16.Ndxc4 dxc4 17.Re2 Nd5 18.Bd2 Bd6 19.Nf3 h6 20.Rae1 Qd7 21.Re4 Rfe8 22.Bc1 b5 23.a3 Qd8 24.Rg4 Nf6 25.Rh4 Bf8 26.Re5 Qd7 27.g4 Qb7 28.Kg2 g5

29.Bxg5!! hxg5 30.Rxg5+ Bg7 31.Qd2 Nh7 32.Rxg7+ Kxg7 33.Qh6+ Kg8 34.Qxh7+ Kf8 35.Qh6+ Ke7 36.Qg5+ Kd7 37.Rh7 Re7 38.Kg3 Rce8 39.Ne5+ Kc8 40.Qf6 Qc7 41.Qf3 Qb7 42.Qxb7+ Kxb7 43.Rxf7 Rxf7 44.Nxf7 Kc6 45.g5 Kd7 46. h4 Ke7 47.Ne5 Kf8 48.h5 Kg7 49.f4 Rf8 50.Kf3 a6 51.Ke4 Kh7 52.Ng4 Rf5


No Name                    Feder Rtg  Total  1    2    3    4    5    6    7  

1  Goldenberg, Igor        VIC   2328 6      3:W 55:W 14:W 22:W  2:D 11:W  4:D
2  Johansen, Darryl K      VIC   2452 6     17:W 33:W 23:W 12:W  1:D  5:D  6:W
3  Stojic, Dusan           VIC   2054 6      1:L 42:W 40:W 23:W 34:W 32:W  9:W
4  Zhao, Zong-Yuan         NSW   2452 5.5   39:W 14:L 46:W 13:W 27:W 22:W  1:D
5  Smerdon, David C        VIC   2460 5.5   44:W 23:L 47:W 28:W 33:W  2:D 15:W
6  Ly, Moulthun            QLD   2188 5     56:W 47:D 21:W 32:W 11:D  7:W  2:L
7  Bjelobrk, Igor          NSW   2404 5     58:W  8:L 39:W 36:W 31:W  6:L 25:W
8  Pecori, Ascaro          VIC   2107 5     71:W  7:W 31:L 26:D 19:W 13:D 32:W
9  Charles, Gareth         NSW   2196 5     73:D 48:W 45:W 27:D 18:W 17:W  3:L
10 Obst, James             SA    2026 5     37:L 59:W 15:D 16:D 36:W 49:W 22:W
11 Rogers, Ian             NSW   2564 4.5   25:W 26:W 34:W 31:D  6:D  1:L 20:D
12 Farrell, Roger S        ACT        4.5   59:W 16:W 24:W  2:L 15:L 33:D 35:W
13 Song, Raymond           NSW   2157 4.5   51:D 53:W 19:W  4:L 49:W  8:D 17:D
14 Oliver, Gareth          ACT   2120 4.5   63:W  4:W  1:L 35:L 45:W 34:W 16:D
15 Xie, George             NSW   2376 4.5   69:D 46:D 10:D 48:W 12:W 31:W  5:L
16 Lane, Gary W            NSW   2440 4.5   46:D 12:L 53:W 10:D 60:W 27:W 14:D
17 Ikeda, Junta            ACT   2089 4.5    2:L 76:W 66:W 29:W 35:W  9:L 13:D
18 Dragicevic, Domagoj     VIC   2130 4.5   47:L 68:W 61:W 37:W  9:L 24:D 33:W
19 Chow, Samuel            VIC   2200 4.5   64:D 60:W 13:L 67:W  8:L 41:W 39:W
20 Suttor, Vincent         NSW   2129 4.5   45:D 72:W 35:D 34:L 66:W 23:W 11:D
21 Bourmistrov, Denis      VIC   2138 4.5   72:D 51:W  6:L 45:D 65:W 35:D 31:W
22 Hoffmann, Achim Gunter  NSW   2188 4     50:W 43:W 36:W  1:L 25:W  4:L 10:L
23 Bird, Andrew            NSW   2175 4     61:W  5:W  2:L  3:L 47:W 20:L 54:W
24 Skiotis, Pano           VIC   2187 4     70:W 52:W 12:L 25:L 46:W 18:D 26:D
25 Wei, Michael            ACT   2104 4     11:L 74:W 63:W 24:W 22:L 37:W  7:L
26 Tredinnick, Malcolm     NSW   2176 4     68:W 11:L 41:W  8:D 32:L 60:W 24:D
27 Wright, Neil S          NSW   2163 4     76:W 32:D 49:W  9:D  4:L 16:L 48:W
28 Wallis, Christopher     VIC   2156 4     38:L 65:W 52:W  5:L 41:D 54:D 56:W
29 Ghenzer, Charles        NSW   2164 4     53:D 73:D 50:W 17:L 62:D 48:D 46:W
30 Koshnitsky, Ngan        NSW   2181 4     52:L 45:L 65:L 76:W 73:W 70:W 57:W
31 Rej, Tomek              NSW   2264 3.5   41:W 38:W  8:W 11:D  7:L 15:L 21:L
32 Ayvazyan, Armen         NSW   2265 3.5   62:W 27:D 57:W  6:L 26:W  3:L  8:L
33 Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija VIC   2169 3.5   74:W  2:L 55:W 38:W  5:L 12:D 18:L
34 Fischer, Andre          GER   2183 3.5   65:W 66:W 11:L 20:W  3:L 14:L 38:D
35 Yu, Ronald              NSW   2187 3.5   60:D 75:W 20:D 14:W 17:L 21:D 12:L
36 Broekhuyse, Paul        NSW   2145 3.5   42:W 37:W 22:L  7:L 10:L 65:W 40:D
37 Halpin, Patrick         NSW   2244 3.5   10:W 36:L 73:W 18:L 44:W 25:L 43:D
38 Hvistendahl, Robert     NSW   1696 3.5   28:W 31:L 43:W 33:L 40:D 57:D 34:D
39 Gibbons, Robert         OS    2087 3.5    4:L 70:W  7:L 50:D 68:W 62:W 19:L
40 Gorka, Carl             VIC   2233 3.5   55:L 56:W  3:L 52:D 38:D 67:W 36:D
41 Flitney, Adrian         SA    2032 3.5   31:L 71:W 26:L 63:W 28:D 19:L 45:W
42 Krawcheni, Andrei       VIC        3.5   36:L  3:L 58:L 74:W 64:W 44:D 62:W
43 Moylan, Laura A         NSW   2127 3.5   54:W 22:L 38:L 61:D 67:D 51:W 37:D
44 Lip, Michael            NSW   2089 3.5    5:L 50:L 74:W 73:W 37:L 42:D 60:W
45 Chernih, Nicholas       NSW        3     20:D 30:W  9:L 21:D 14:L 55:W 41:L
46 Hu, Jason               NSW   2073 3     16:D 15:D  4:L 70:W 24:L 47:W 29:L
47 Donaldson, Thomas       WA         3     18:W  6:D  5:L 62:D 23:L 46:L 65:W
48 Stevens, Tristan        SA    2006 3     49:D  9:L 54:W 15:L 61:W 29:D 27:L
49 Hacche, David J         VIC   2202 3     48:D 69:W 27:L 51:W 13:L 10:L 50:D
50 Van Der Wal, Fritz W    NSW   1973 3     22:L 44:W 29:L 39:D 54:L 61:W 49:D
51 Schon, Eugene           VIC   1794 3     13:D 21:L 64:W 49:L 56:D 43:L 69:W
52 Illingworth, Max        NSW   1915 3     30:W 24:L 28:L 40:D 57:L 69:D 70:W
53 Wu, Edwin               NSW   1841 3     29:D 13:L 16:L 59:D 58:D 74:D 67:W
54 Behne-Smith, David      NSW        3     43:L 62:D 48:L 69:W 50:W 28:D 23:L
55 Yachou, Nur             VIC   2007 3     40:W  1:L 33:L 66:L 71:W 45:L 68:W
56 Song, Angela            NSW   1993 3      6:L 40:L 71:D 72:W 51:D 66:W 28:L
57 Bennett, Hilton         OS    2111 3     75:D 64:W 32:L 60:L 52:W 38:D 30:L
58 Mendes da Costa, Alex   NSW   2064 3      7:L 61:L 42:W 65:L 53:D 68:D 71:W
59 Chan, Jason             NSW   2147 3     12:L 10:L 68:D 53:D 70:L 72:W 66:W
60 Oliver, Shannon         ACT   1956 2.5   35:D 19:L 72:W 57:W 16:L 26:L 44:L
61 Szuveges, Narelle S     VIC   1885 2.5   23:L 58:W 18:L 43:D 48:L 50:L 75:W
62 Ly, Thai                VIC   2051 2.5   32:L 54:D 75:W 47:D 29:D 39:L 42:L
63 Boyce, Jamie            NSW        2.5   14:L 67:W 25:L 41:L 69:L 64:D 73:W
64 Stojic, Svetozar        VIC   2001 2.5   19:D 57:L 51:L 71:D 42:L 63:D 74:W
65 McCart, Richard         VIC   1917 2     34:L 28:L 30:W 58:W 21:L 36:L 47:L
66 Lewski, Toby            NSW        2      0:W 34:L 17:L 55:W 20:L 56:L 59:L
67 Tsagarakis, Angelo      VIC   1917 2      0:D 63:L 69:W 19:L 43:D 40:L 53:L
68 Escribano, Jose         NSW   1894 2     26:L 18:L 59:D 75:W 39:L 58:D 55:L
69 Lin, Zhigen Wilson      VIC   2064 2     15:D 49:L 67:L 54:L 63:W 52:D 51:L
70 Kordahi, Nicholas       NSW   1917 2     24:L 39:L 76:W 46:L 59:W 30:L 52:L
71 Mulambya, Adam          ZAM        2      8:L 41:L 56:D 64:D 55:L 76:W 58:L
72 Reading, Jeremy         ACT        2     21:D 20:L 60:L 56:L 75:D 59:L 76:W
73 Rout, Ian C             ACT   2001 1.5    9:D 29:D 37:L 44:L 30:L 75:D 63:L
74 Morris, James           VIC   1841 1.5   33:L 25:L 44:L 42:L 76:W 53:D 64:L
75 Ninchich, Milan         ACT        1.5   57:D 35:L 62:L 68:L 72:D 73:D 61:L
76 Brockman, Roland        VIC   1812 0     27:L 17:L 70:L 30:L 74:L 71:L 72:L


No Name                         Feder Total  1    2    3    4    5    6    7  

1  Huynh, Arthur                NSW   6     49:W 46:W 24:D 11:W 13:W  9:W  2:D
2  Lattimore, Tor               ACT   5.5   40:W 25:W  5:W 13:D  9:D 19:W  1:D
3  McGregor, Allan              NSW   5.5   31:L 26:W 14:W 20:W  7:D 16:W 10:W
4  De Noskowski, Adrian         ACT   5.5   34:D 43:D 46:W 25:D 27:W 15:W  9:W
5  Ali, Mosaddeque              ACT   5     51:W 23:W  2:L 12:W 10:L 31:W 13:W
6  Hoang, Khoi                  ACT   5     28:W 31:D 11:D  0:D 17:W 13:D 19:W
7  Brown, Andrew                ACT   5     43:D 34:W 17:W 24:D  3:D 21:W  8:D
8  Jempson, Ross                QLD   5     39:W 24:- 31:D 43:W 24:W 10:D  7:D
9  Fitzpatrick, Andrew          VIC   4.5   47:W 14:W 10:W 16:W  2:D  1:L  4:L
10 Huang, Justin                NSW   4.5   35:W 20:W  9:L 22:W  5:W  8:D  3:L
11 Kempen, Leon                 VIC   4.5   18:D 33:W  6:D  1:L 35:W 14:D 24:W
12 Voon, Richard                VIC   4.5   41:W 32:L 35:W  5:L 25:W 18:D 27:W
13 Grcic, Milan                 ACT   4     26:W 42:W 15:W  2:D  1:L  6:D  5:L
14 Harris, Rebecca              NSW   4     21:W  9:L  3:L 44:W 22:W 11:D 20:D
15 Levin, Joshua                NSW   4     38:W 19:W 13:L 29:W 16:D  4:L 17:D
16 Hursky, Karel P              NSW   4     37:W 27:W 32:W  9:L 15:D  3:L 18:D
17 Dunn, Michael Gl             NSW   4     45:D 18:W  7:L 33:W  6:L 26:W 15:D
18 Harris, Benjamin             NSW   4     11:D 17:L 34:W 36:D 38:W 12:D 16:D
19 Saint, Andrew                SA    4     50:W 15:L 40:W 32:W 31:W  2:L  6:L
20 Macmillan, Malcolm           NSW   4     53:W 10:L 23:W  3:L 36:D 34:W 14:D
21 Davis, Tony J                VIC   4     14:L 45:W 37:W 31:L 43:W  7:L 33:W
22 Tse, Jeffrey                 NSW   4     33:L 47:W 49:W 10:L 14:L 46:W 31:W
23 Ivanov, Nikola               VIC   4     30:W  5:L 20:L 35:L 52:W 50:W 32:W
24 Baker, Brendan               QLD   3.5    0:W  8:+  1:D  7:D  8:L 25:D 11:L
25 Skulte, Christopher          NSW   3.5   48:W  2:L 28:W  4:D 12:L 24:D 29:D
26 Yu, Derek                    VIC   3.5   13:L  3:L 48:W 28:W 32:D 17:L 43:W
27 Rosario, Amiel               NSW   3.5   52:W 16:L 33:D 50:W  4:L 36:W 12:L
28 Grigg, Sam                   QLD   3.5    6:L 41:W 25:L 26:L 30:D 48:W 44:W
29 Marsden, John A              NSW   3.5   46:L 39:W 36:D 15:L 37:D 47:W 25:D
30 Frost, Peter                 VIC   3.5   23:L 49:L 47:L 53:W 28:D 45:W 39:W
31 Jule, Alexandra              QLD   3      3:W  6:D  8:D 21:W 19:L  5:L 22:L
32 Guo-Yuthok, Sherab           ACT   3     36:W 12:W 16:L 19:L 26:D 39:D 23:L
33 Yu, Sally                    VIC   3     22:W 11:L 27:D 17:L 41:D 42:W 21:L
34 Glenton, Alan                VIC   3      4:D  7:L 18:L 51:W 45:W 20:L 35:D
35 Maguire, Jesse               ACT   3     10:L 53:W 12:L 23:W 11:L 44:D 34:D
36 Drew, Phillip                VIC   3     32:L 52:W 29:D 18:D 20:D 27:L 41:D
37 To, Anthony                  NSW   3     16:L 44:W 21:L 39:D 29:D 43:D 38:D
38 Oliver, Tamzin L             ACT   3     15:L 50:D 45:W 42:D 18:L 41:D 37:D
39 Cohn, Jason                  NSW   3      8:L 29:L 52:W 37:D 50:W 32:D 30:L
40 Wan, Dennis                  NSW   3      2:L 48:W 19:L 49:L 46:L 52:W 47:W
41 Canfell, Mike J              NSW   3     12:L 28:L 53:W 47:D 33:D 38:D 36:D
42 Bekker, Gary D               VIC   3     44:W 13:L 43:L 38:D 47:D 33:L 46:W
43 Yoon, Sunny                  ACT   2.5    7:D  4:D 42:W  8:L 21:L 37:D 26:L
44 Barrett, Daniel J (Somerset) QLD   2.5   42:L 37:L  0:W 14:L 51:W 35:D 28:L
45 Ramakrishna, Gogulapati      ACT   2.5   17:D 21:L 38:L 46:W 34:L 30:L 51:W
46 Chow, Justin                 ACT   2     29:W  1:L  4:L 45:L 40:W 22:L 42:L
47 McCart, Roger                ACT   2      9:L 22:L 30:W 41:D 42:D 29:L 40:L
48 Guo, Emma                    ACT   2     25:L 40:L 26:L 52:L 53:W 28:L 50:W
49 Malejewicz, Alexander        VIC   2      1:L 30:W 22:L 40:W  0:   0:   0: 
50 Kovacs, Les                  NSW   1.5   19:L 38:D 51:W 27:L 39:L 23:L 48:L
51 Russell, Luthien             QLD   1.5    5:L  0:D 50:L 34:L 44:L 53:W 45:L
52 Murgoski, Kole               NSW   1     27:L 36:L 39:L 48:W 23:L 40:L 53:-
53 Horton, Russell              TAS   1     20:L 35:L 41:L 30:L 48:L 51:L 52:+


No Name                      Feder Loc  Total  1    2    3    4    5    6    7  

1  Christensen, Joshua       NSW   1365 6     79:W 26:D 28:W  5:W 12:W 25:W  2:D
2  Selby, Kenzo              ACT   1512 6     78:W 34:W 27:D  8:W 39:W 14:W  1:D
3  Yuan, Yi                  ACT   1550 6     56:W  9:L 78:W 33:W 17:W 24:W  7:W
4  Dalton, Joshua            VIC   1369 5.5   63:W 29:W 47:W 22:L 31:D 43:W 14:W
5  Chuang, Howard            ACT   1563 5     61:W 33:W  8:D  1:L  9:D 30:W 23:W
6  Nguyen, Van               ACT   892  5     24:D 38:W 15:L 41:W 19:W 11:D 22:W
7  Kang, Leo                 NSW   1447 5     48:W 30:L 29:W 18:W 34:W 22:W  3:L
8  Reading, Michael          ACT   1276 5     77:W 62:W  5:D  2:L 26:W 10:D 25:W
9  Eldridge-Smith, Veronique ACT   1242 5     67:W  3:W 39:L  0:D  5:D 48:W 24:W
10 Egan, Bill                ACT   1472 5     32:D 64:W 41:W 27:D 23:D  8:D 33:W
11 Wicks, Mark               ACT   1345 5     46:W 47:L 48:W 30:W 43:D  6:D 31:W
12 Murphy, Peter R           ACT   1169 5     81:W 40:W 59:W 39:D  1:L 16:D 35:W
13 Setiabudi, Allen          ACT   858  5     45:L 49:L 67:W 60:W 44:W 34:W 40:W
14 Hoole, Jeyaranjan         ACT   1493 4.5   73:W 51:W 23:D 15:W 22:W  2:L  4:L
15 Evans, Amy L              QLD   1409 4.5   66:W 41:D  6:W 14:L 32:W 23:D 18:D
16 Dickson, Ian C            NSW   1571 4.5   75:W 23:L 42:W 21:D 51:W 12:D 17:D
17 Ikeda, Miona              ACT   1278 4.5   47:L 46:W 53:W 28:W  3:L 50:W 16:D
18 Rozenblat, Vanja          VIC   1179 4.5   50:W 22:L 72:W  7:L 29:W 47:W 15:D
19 Xing, Edward              ACT   1288 4.5   62:L 71:W 54:W 26:D  6:L 51:W 42:W
20 Cheung, Benjamin          NSW   966  4.5   22:L 76:W 25:L 71:D 52:W 49:W 39:W
21 Eldridge-Smith, Leif      ACT   1263 4.5   65:L 77:W 74:W 16:D 35:L 64:W 43:W
22 Beltrami, Matthew         ACT   1469 4     20:W 18:W 30:W  4:W 14:L  7:L  6:L
23 Humphrey, John            QLD   1268 4     74:W 16:W 14:D 24:D 10:D 15:D  5:L
24 Dalton, Samuel            VIC   1440 4      6:D 32:W 52:W 23:D 47:W  3:L  9:L
25 Dibley, Shane E           NSW   1538 4     28:L 66:W 20:W 44:W 27:W  1:L  8:L
26 Matheson, Laurence        VIC   1031 4     49:W  1:D 44:D 19:D  8:L 41:W 27:D
27 Waters, William           ACT   1272 4     53:W 65:W  2:D 10:D 25:L 28:D 26:D
28 Low, Brandon              SA    1040 4     25:W 45:W  1:L 17:L 57:W 27:D 44:D
29 Li, James                 ACT   788  4     37:W  4:L  7:L 75:W 18:L 60:W 56:W
30 Lloyd, Aidan              ACT   1136 4     76:W  7:W 22:L 11:L 53:W  5:L 54:W
31 Ren, Jonathan             NSW   1154 4     58:D 54:D 50:W 40:W  4:D 35:D 11:L
32 Redpath, Michael          ACT   1002 4     10:D 24:L 68:W 52:W 15:L 37:D 57:W
33 Nater, Carl               VIC   1256 4     72:W  5:L 62:W  3:L 70:W 55:W 10:L
34 Eustace, Sophie           SA    1195 4     82:W  2:L 65:W 49:W  7:L 13:L 48:W
35 Tracey, Michael J         NSW   1471 4     55:L 79:W 73:W 51:D 21:W 31:D 12:L
36 Maher, Richard            ACT        4     42:L 70:D 37:W 57:L 38:D 73:W 61:W
37 Stankovic, Goran          NSW   1281 4     29:L 63:D 36:L 72:W 71:W 32:D 55:W
38 Storey, Emma              NSW   1140 4     52:D  6:L 63:W 47:L 36:D 70:W 50:W
39 Nguyen, Quan              ACT   1444 3.5   70:W 42:W  9:W 12:D  2:L  0:L 20:L
40 Parker, Trent             NSW   1453 3.5   43:W 12:L 55:W 31:L 61:W 42:D 13:L
41 Sanderson, Christopher    SA    1131 3.5   69:W 15:D 10:L  6:L 58:W 26:L 62:W
42 Behne-Smith, Jonathan     NSW   1134 3.5   36:W 39:L 16:L 66:W 49:W 40:D 19:L
43 Beltrami, Michael         ACT   953  3.5   40:L 81:W 45:W 59:W 11:D  4:L 21:L
44 Dalton, Laurie            VIC   1233 3.5   68:D 58:W 26:D 25:L 13:L 53:W 28:D
45 Went, Lindsay             NSW   1403 3.5   13:W 28:L 43:L 54:W 55:L 62:D 47:W
46 Zhang, Raymond            NSW   852  3.5   11:L 17:L 69:D 58:L 65:W 68:W 64:W
47 Bishop, Joshua            ACT   714  3     17:W 11:W  4:L 38:W 24:L 18:L 45:L
48 Chibnall, Alana           ACT   925  3      7:L 69:W 11:L 74:W 59:W  9:L 34:L
49 Bisson, Danny Wayne       NSW   1524 3     26:L 13:W 56:W 34:L 42:L 20:L 71:W
50 Dalton, Micah             VIC   222  3     18:L  0:W 31:L 73:W 78:W 17:L 38:L
51 Smith, Kayleigh           ACT   1195 3     83:W 14:L 64:W 35:D 16:L 19:L 58:D
52 Kimura, Takashi           ACT        3     38:D 57:W 24:L 32:L 20:L 71:D 73:+
53 Lee, Bevan                ACT   640  3     27:L 60:W 17:L 56:W 30:L 44:L 70:W
54 Wang, Oscar               NSW   890  3     80:D 31:D 19:L 45:L 82:W 59:W 30:L
55 McCook, Jake              ACT   969  3     35:W 59:L 40:L 83:W 45:W 33:L 37:L
56 Behne-Smith, Sarah        NSW   1072 3      3:L 67:W 49:L 53:L 74:W 69:W 29:L
57 Nozhnitski, Julia         NSW   1404 3      0:D 52:L 70:D 36:W 28:L 66:W 32:L
58 Hoey, Penelope            NSW        3     31:D 44:L 60:L 46:W 41:L 78:W 51:D
59 Wilkie, Mary E            NSW   1281 3     71:W 55:W 12:L 43:L 48:L 54:L 77:W
60 Mengelkamp, Brian         ACT   1212 3     64:L 53:L 58:W 13:L 77:W 29:L 74:W
61 Clark, David              ACT   1090 3      5:L 72:L 82:W 62:W 40:L 63:W 36:L
62 Setiabudi, Megan          ACT   789  2.5   19:W  8:L 33:L 61:L 83:W 45:D 41:L
63 Baines, Casey             ACT   854  2.5    4:L 37:D 38:L 68:W 69:D 61:L 65:D
64 Gupte, Niranjan           ACT   438  2.5   60:W 10:L 51:L 78:D 75:W 21:L 46:L
65 Horton, Nina              TAS   633  2.5   21:W 27:L 34:L 70:L 46:L 83:W 63:D
66 Redpath, Nicholas         ACT   883  2.5   15:L 25:L 76:W 42:L 72:W 57:L 69:D
67 McGlynn, Daniel           ACT   598  2.5    9:L 56:L 13:L 76:W 73:L 79:D 78:W
68 Qin, Tomson               VIC   573  2.5   44:D 80:L 32:L 63:L 81:W 46:L 79:W
69 Mollica, David            ACT        2.5   41:L 48:L 46:D 79:W 63:D 56:L 66:D
70 Zhang, Taiyang            ACT   895  2     39:L 36:D 57:D 65:W 33:L 38:L 53:L
71 Kimura, Tomoki            ACT   759  2     59:L 19:L 81:W 20:D 37:L 52:D 49:L
72 Xing, Benjamin            ACT   601  2     33:L 61:W 18:L 37:L 66:L 75:L 83:W
73 Horton, Vincent           TAS   1009 2     14:L 83:W 35:L 50:L 67:W 36:L 52:-
74 Wan, Kinto                NSW   635  2     23:L 75:W 21:L 48:L 56:L 81:W 60:L
75 Roche, Michael            NSW   1108 2     16:L 74:L 77:W 29:L 64:L 72:W  0:L
76 Lee, Cory                 ACT        2     30:L 20:L 66:L 67:L 79:L  0:W 82:W
77 Zhang, Charmian           NSW   642  2      8:L 21:L 75:L 81:W 60:L 82:W 59:L
78 Chiddy, Lance             NSW   1012 1.5    2:L 82:W  3:L 64:D 50:L 58:L 67:L
79 Nicholson, Jennie         ACT   853  1.5    1:L 35:L 83:L 69:L 76:W 67:D 68:L
80 Bourke, Phil W            NSW   1429 1.5   54:D 68:W  0:   0:   0:   0:   0: 
81 Gorka, Caroline           VIC        1     12:L 43:L 71:L 77:L 68:L 74:L  0:W
82 Chiddy, Rory              NSW   329  1     34:L 78:L 61:L  0:W 54:L 77:L 76:L
83 Gupte, Anand              ACT   282  1     51:L 73:L 79:W 55:L 62:L 65:L 72:L

Fischerbooks Seniors

No Name                Feder Loc  Total  1    2    3    4    5    6    7  

1  Lovejoy, David      QLD   1748 6     13:W  6:W  2:W  3:W  4:D  5:D  9:W
2  Viner, Phillip J    NSW   1931 5     10:W  5:W  1:L 12:W  3:L  4:W  6:W
3  Arsanis, Isaac      ACT   1820 4.5    8:W 11:W  4:W  1:L  2:W  6:L  5:D
4  Fell, Lloyd S       NSW   1752 4.5   12:W  9:W  3:L  7:W  1:D  2:L 10:W
5  Lavery, John        VIC   1711 4.5   15:W  2:L 13:W 11:D  9:W  1:D  3:D
6  Simmonds, Rex       NSW   1573 4     16:W  1:L 12:L 13:W 14:W  3:W  2:L
7  Galli, Karl         ACT   1134 4     11:L  8:W 15:W  4:L 10:L 16:W 14:W
8  Baker, John A       NSW   1387 4      3:L  7:L 10:L 16:W 13:W 14:W 15:W
9  Marks, Joe          ACT   1444 3.5   14:W  4:L 11:D 10:W  5:L 12:W  1:L
10 Kolotas, Harry      NSW   1436 3.5    2:L 15:D  8:W  9:L  7:W 11:W  4:L
11 Lane, Clive D       NSW   1716 3.5    7:W  3:L  9:D  5:D 12:W 10:L 13:D
12 Jochimsen, Erik     ACT   1358 3      4:L 14:W  6:W  2:L 11:L  9:L 16:W
13 Rizzardini, Armando NSW   1279 2.5    1:L 16:W  5:L  6:L  8:L 15:W 11:D
14 Van Dijk, Marieke   VIC   646  2      9:L 12:L 16:W 15:W  6:L  8:L  7:L
15 Ashworth, Neil      NSW   932  1.5    5:L 10:D  7:L 14:L 16:W 13:L  8:L
16 Kilgallin, Bryan    ACT   751  0      6:L 13:L 14:L  8:L 15:L  7:L 12:L

Doeberl Lightning

Standings (9 rounds)

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

  1   Chow, Samuel            VIC       2192 8      53.0    41.5   41.0
 2-3  Dragicevic, Domagoj     VIC       2104 7      55.0    43.0   36.5
      Ikeda, Junta            ACT       2054 7      50.0    39.5   38.0
 4-7  Ly, Moulthun            QLD       2171 6.5    50.5    39.5   33.0
      Song, Raymond           NSW       2138 6.5    49.5    38.5   33.0
      Saint, Andrew           SA        1873 6.5    47.5    37.0   32.0
      Wright, Neil S          NSW       2024 6.5    45.5    34.0   32.5
8-14  Hu, Jason               NSW       2009 6      54.5    42.5   37.0
      Obst, James             SA        2065 6      50.0    38.5   33.5
      Rosario, Amiel          NSW       1686 6      46.0    35.5   28.0
      Fischer, Andre                    2183 6      45.0    34.0   28.0
      Donaldson, Thomas       WA        1788 6      43.5    33.0   30.0
      McGregor, Allan         NSW       1800 6      43.0    33.5   28.0
      Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija VIC       2023 6      41.5    32.5   25.0
15-21 Huang, Justin           NSW       1885 5.5    52.0    40.5   33.0
      Stevens, Tristan        SA        1855 5.5    49.0    39.0   33.5
      Rej, Tomek              NSW       2215 5.5    49.0    37.5   33.0
      Yu, Ronald              NSW       2070 5.5    46.0    35.5   31.0
      Mendes da Costa, Alex   NSW       1935 5.5    43.0    34.0   27.5
      Chan, Jason             NSW       2044 5.5    42.5    33.5   25.5
      Lewski, Toby            NSW       1613 5.5    41.0    33.0   26.0
22-31 Brown, Andrew           ACT       1672 5      47.0    37.0   28.0
      Tse, Jeffrey            NSW       1716 5      46.5    38.5   28.5
      Guo, Emma               ACT       1240 5      45.5    36.5   26.0
      Voon, Richard           VIC       1910 5      45.5    35.5   28.0
      Wu, Edwin               NSW       1647 5      45.0    36.0   28.0
      Forace, Lee             ACT       1541 5      44.0    35.0   24.0
      Yu, Sally               VIC       1264 5      43.0    33.5   26.0
      Hvistendahl, Robert     NSW       1705 5      41.0    31.5   25.0
      Guo-Yuthok, Sherab      ACT       1721 5      40.0    29.0   24.5
      Setiabudi, Allen        ACT       858  5      37.5    29.5   19.0
32-37 Yuan, Yi                ACT       1550 4.5    48.5    37.5   24.5
      Low, Brandon            SA        1040 4.5    47.0    37.0   25.0
      Behne-Smith, Jonathan   NSW       1134 4.5    43.5    33.5   19.5
      Boyce, Jamie            NSW       1667 4.5    42.5    33.5   21.5
      Murgoski, Kole          NSW       1657 4.5    38.5    29.5   21.5
      Wan, Dennis             NSW       1622 4.5    31.5    24.5   18.0
38-48 Skulte, Christopher     NSW       1698 4      45.5    35.0   24.0
      Kang, Leo               NSW       1447 4      43.5    33.5   22.0
      Jule, Alexandra         QLD       1571 4      42.0    33.5   25.0
      Behne-Smith, David      NSW       1683 4      41.0    31.5   22.0
      Parker, Trent           NSW       1453 4      40.0    30.5   20.0
      Cohn, Jason             NSW       1503 4      39.5    31.5   19.0
      Xing, Edward            ACT       1288 4      38.5    30.5   17.0
      Li, James               ACT       788  4      37.0    28.5   20.0
      Reid, Vaness            NSW       1672 4      35.5    27.0   19.0
      Went, Lindsay           NSW       1403 4      34.0    27.0   18.0
      Behne-Smith, Sarah      NSW       1072 4      32.5    26.0   14.0
49-56 Chuang, Howard          ACT       1563 3.5    39.0    31.0   20.5
      Ren, Jonathan           NSW       1154 3.5    36.0    28.5   19.0
      Drew, Phillip           VIC       1313 3.5    35.5    28.5   17.5
      Saint, Alexander        SA        1375 3.5    34.0    26.0   15.0
      Setiabudi, Megan        ACT       789  3.5    34.0    26.0   14.5
      Redpath, Michael        ACT       1002 3.5    33.5    25.5   13.5
      Lee, Bevan              ACT       640  3.5    31.5    24.0   16.0
      Cougar, Michael         ACT       1357 3.5    28.5    22.5   12.5
57-62 Hoey, Penelope          NSW            3      35.0    28.0   15.0
      McCook, Jake            ACT       969  3      34.5    29.0   14.0
      Xing, Benjamin          ACT       601  3      34.0    26.5   15.5
      Sweeney, Matthew        NSW       1294 3      33.0    25.0   14.0
      Zhang, Taiyang          ACT       895  3      31.5    24.5   13.0
      Wan, Kinto              NSW       635  3      28.0    23.5   11.0
 63   Jochimsen, Erik         ACT       1358 2.5    36.5    27.5   15.0
64-66 McCrow, Callum          ACT            2      28.5    23.0    7.0
      Qin, Tomson             VIC       573  2      28.5    22.5    9.0
      Lee, Cory               ACT            2      24.5    18.5    6.0
 67   Cheung, Benjamin        NSW       966  1.5    28.5    23.0    8.5
 68   Leahy, Paschal          ACT            0.5    27.0    21.0    1.5

Immediately following the Doeberl, a series of elite youngsters' events, the 2006 Stratagem Young, Junior & Girls Masters are also being held in Canberra. Full details here. The events are being organised by Jenni Oliver and are sponsored by Stratagem Computer Contractors. Full report next week.

Queensland Open Championship: A Category 2 GP events held at the Assembly Hall, The Gap State High School, Brisbane; 15-17 April, 7 round Swiss.

1 	Froehlich, Peter 	2370 	6.5
2 	Duxbury, Craig 	2048 	5.5
3 	Wongwichit, Phachara 	1945 	5.5
4 	Lester, George 	1778 	5.5
5 	Lam, Ross 	1410 	5.5
6 	Pardoen, Alain 	1949 	5
7 	O'Brien, John 	1888 	5
8 	Weller, Tony 	1774 	5
9 	Korenevski, Oleg 	1687 	5
10 	Stokes, Mark 	1638 	5
11 	Thomas, Brian 	1743 	4.5
12 	Lei, Yitao 	1386 	4.5
13 	Feria, Antolin 	1597 	4.5
14 	Stahnke, Alexander 	1085 	4.5
15 	Buciu, Aurel-John 	1545 	4.5
16 	Powell, Gordon 	1536 	4.5
17 	Nakauchi, Gene 	1263 	4.5
18 	Muller, Jonas 	1257 	4.5
19 	Hunter, Shayne 	1307 	4
20 	Kinder, Jessica 	1357 	4
21 	Ruddy, Alex 	1565 	4
22 	Fisher, Jayden 	1300 	4
23 	Stewart, Craig 	1549 	4
24 	McIntyre, Brock 	1411 	4
25 	Karibasic, Amir 	0 	4
26 	Shinnie, Robert 	0 	4
27 	Littleboy, Bruce 	1591 	4
28 	Liu, Yi 	1054 	4
29 	Davidson, Nathan 	1550 	3.5
30 	Toolsie, Alex 	1703 	3.5
31 	Al Zaher, Louay 	1671 	3.5
32 	Wu, Zhicong 	0 	3.5
33 	Powell, Bill 	1530 	3.5
34 	Beeley, Robert 	1165 	3.5
35 	Lee, Leoma 	1104 	3.5
36 	Boyle, Gregory 	1224 	3.5
37 	Kinder, Danielle 	427 	3.5
38 	McLean, Matthew 	1471 	3
39 	Waters, Mick 	1283 	3
40 	Ager, John 	1482 	3
41 	Menham, Allan 	0 	3
42 	Zhu, Kevin 	1262 	3
43 	Lyons, Kieran 	1276 	3
44 	Lloyd, Martyn 	912 	3
45 	Goh, Beng 	941 	3
46 	Miles, Alex 	543 	3
47 	van den Bergh, Lachlan 	847 	2.5
48 	Baguley, Anthony 	0 	2.5
49 	Eriksson, Caleb 	868 	2.5
50 	Goh, Jily 	650 	2.5
51 	Loweke, Kevin 	0 	2.5
52 	Markson, Ellis 	1047 	2.5
53 	Beilby, Kieton 	819 	2.5
54 	Martin, Shane 	994 	2.5
55 	Alkin, John 	1638 	2
56 	Karibasic, Sabin 	0 	2
57 	Kospartov, Nick 	1366 	2
58 	Watson, Steve 	0 	2
59 	Peck, Robbie 	444 	2
60 	Lloyd, Matthew 	0 	2
61 	Rogers, Jim 	791 	1.5
62 	Van Renen, Mike 	1933 	1
63 	Doherty, Claren 	238 	1
64 	Nakauchi, Kenji 	460 	1
65 	Sritharan, Nishaker 	0 	0.5
66 	Stark, Ken 	1598 	0

Sydney Easter Cup: The 2006 Sydney Easter Cup was held at Cabra-Vale Digger's Club in Sydney's south-west on Saturday 15th April and Monday 17th April. It attracted a about 35 players with a few rated over 2000. Among the highlights: Kevin O'Chee drew with Bolens after failing to notice Bolen's flag fall; Ed Agulto 2142 lost to Adrian Miranda 1556 after rushing to finish early - and missing a mate in one.

Kevin O'Chee and Johnny Bolens won the event ahead of Ahmed Mohomed. Adrian Miranda was the Best Junior and Frank Kresinger won the ratings prize.

Bolens won a 7 round lightning event after the tournament.

City of Sydney Rapid Play (32 players, 7 rounds) leading final scores:
FM I.Bjelobrk 6, A.Ayvazyan 5.5,
I.Zirdum, M.Illingworth, FM G.Xie, N.Wright 5.0.

WA Gufeld Cup a 6 round Swiss held over the Easter long weekend.

=1st: David Ellis & Michael Horstmann (5.0)
3rd: Mick Pavlovic (4.5)

=1st: Marc Vlietstra & Daniel Clarke (3.5)

=1st: Paul Taylor & Shyam Balaji (3.0)

The CAWA now has its own room (under Clubs and Federations) on the Playchess Server at (the home of Fritz) for WA players to meet and play.

Bangkok Chess Club Open: Philippine GM Antonio Rogelio won the event for the third time. Australian players FM Tim Reilly, Matthew Drummond, J. Attwood and S.Watharow also competed. More

Grand Prix leaders:

With some 15 ebvents processed, the leaders in the Open Division are:

Johansen, Darryl K (VIC 2453 2) 40.00
Smerdon, David C (VIC 2405 3) 35.50
Goldenberg, Igor (VIC 2315 2) 33.00
Stojic, Dusan (VIC 1995 2) 29.33
Xie, George (NSW 2324 4) 26.94

Full details at the GP site

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

Sign up for the the 2006 Junior Internet Championship here.

In other junior news, FIDE has announced that the 2006 World Youth Championships will be held in Batumi, Georgia from 20 to 31 October.

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

Kramnik-Topalov re-unification match: FIDE reports there will be a 12 game match in Elista in September.

More details

European Championships: Turkey. Players include Ivanchuk, Mamedyarov and Radjabov. Leading Final Round 11 Standings: Kozul 8.0; Ivanchuk 7.5; Georgiev, Izoria, Nikolic, Inarkiev, Belov 7.0; Anastasian, Berescu, Macieja, Miroshnichenko, Mamedov, Nijboer, Czarnota, Naiditsch, Fressinet, Baramidze, Kotronias, Gurevich, Sakaev, Zelcic 6.5.

Site : View games

Indian Championship: Final Round 21 Standings: 1. Ganguly, Surya Shekhar g IND 2579 14.0; 2. Sandipan, Chanda g IND 2522 14.0; 3. Singh, D.P IND 2395 14.0; 4. Kunte, Abhijit g IND 2551 13.5; 5. Deepan, Chakkravarthy J m IND 2428 13.5; 6. Koneru, Humpy g IND 2537 13.5; 7. Venkatesh, M.R m IND 2438 13.0; 8. Roy Chowdhury, Saptarshi m IND 2393 11.0; 9. Sundararajan, Kidambi m IND 2495 10.5; 10. Ramesh, R.B g IND 2491 9.0; 11. Thejkumar, M. S IND 2384 9.0; 12. Arun Prasad, S m IND 2384 9.0; 13. Gupta, Abhijeet m IND 2434 9.0; 14. Sharma, Dinesh K m IND 2370 8.0; 15. Ravi, Lanka m IND 2423 8.0; 16. Girinath, P.D.S m IND 2350 7.0; 17. Himanshu, Sharma IND 2411 7.0; 18. Sivanandan, B.S IND 2452 7.0; 19. Das, Arghyadip IND 2402 7.0; 20. Sriram, Jha m IND 2444 6.5; 21. Kamble, Vikramaditya IND 2403 6.5.

Site : View games

Danish Championship: Final Round 9 Standings: 1. Hansen, Sune Berg g DEN 2555 6.0; 2. Pedersen, Nicolai Vesterbaek m DEN 2517 6.0; 3. Rasmussen, Karsten m DEN 2449 6.0; 4. Pedersen, Steffen m DEN 2446 6.0; 5. Pilgaard, Kim m DEN 2417 5.0; 6. Aagaard, Jacob m SCO 2447 5.0; 7. Kongsted, Halfdan DEN 2245 3.0; 8. Glud, Jacob Vang f DEN 2421 3.0; 9. Berg, Klaus m DEN 2399 3.0; 10. Bekker-Jensen, Simon m DEN 2393 2.0.

Site : View games

Grand Prix tournaments:

Full details at the 2006 Grand Prix site

Anzac Day Weekender: Melbourne 22-23 April; More

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

May Weekender: Sydney May 20-21; More

Perth Open: May 20-21; More

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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