Australian Chess Federation newsletter
No. 369, May 10, 2006

Olympiad Appeal - special offer
NSW Teams
St George Lightning
The Right Move position papers
World News
Grand Prix
Other Events

ACF Olympiad Appeal: Please donate to support our teams at the 2006 Olympiad in Turin, Italy - commences 20 May


Special offer: All donors of $50 or more will receive by email a daily bulletin from the Australian team, including notes to some games.


Latest donations received:

Oliver Family $100
Cedric and Clarise Koh $50
Metro Chess Club (WA) $50
David Lovejoy $70
Emma and Sherab $50
Simul by Laura Moylan at the Manly Chess Club: $210

Earlier Donations:

D Adler & JF Robinson $50.00 7/4/06
P R Nosworthy/chesSOS $300.00 6/4/06
Bob Keast, $100.00 7/4/06
Jean Watson $100.00 28/2/2006
Ron Moylan, $50.00 1/3/06
P D Frost $50.00 27/3/06
I S Eriksson $50.00 18/3/06
Gardiner Chess Centre $150.00 20/3/06
WO & MJ Egan $50.00 17/3/06
R H Stokes $100.00 17/3/06
Anonymous $1,000.00
Anonymous $100.00 5/4/06
S & D Krstic $50.00 4/4/06
I Goldenberg $100.00 7/4/06
Anonymous $200.00 8/4/06
Anonymous Victoria $200.00 21/4/06
Croydon Chess Inc $100.00 18/4/06
R C Brockman $50.00 20/4/06
Raymond and Angela Song $50.00 23/4/06

Total so far: $2,850.00

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.

Official Olympiad site

Leading teams (provisional): Russia 2730, Armenia 2682, Ukraine 2680, France 2665, Israel 2663. Australia is 45th (2479) and New Zealand 66th (2335). (128 teams). Women: Russia 2500, Ukraine 2441, Poland 2431. Australia is 33rd (2210) and New Zealand 77th (1648) (97 teams). - Peter Parr


NSW Teams Challenge:

Placings (to be confirmed)
1st Team Maybe - Igor Bjelobrk, Justin Tan, Michael Yu, Ilia Zvedeniouk 20 points
=2nd Knox Grammar, Koala, Max's Sac Hackers 18 points
U2000 Strykers 17.5
U1800 University of Technology 16.5
U1600 Fort Street, University of NSW 15.5
U1400 Manly U-Knighted
U1200 FAST (Father and Son Team) 14

Board Prizes (to be confiirmed)
Board 1 - Igor Bjelobrk (Team Maybe), Gary Lane (Koala), Vincent Suttor (Fort St) 6 points
Board 2 - James Cronan (Knox Grammar), Allan McGregor (Strykers), Thomas Hartmann (Parramatta B) 6 points
Board 3 - Jason Hu (Sydney Uni 1), Jonathan Szeto (University of NSW) 6 points
Board 4 - Mark Baltabekov (Univeristy of Technology) 6.5 points

Despite some minor problems many positive things came out of the event. There was a big turn out of players, who seemed to enjoythemselves in a relaxed atmosphere, and many juniors played their first event.

City of Sydney Championship Games can be viewed online here

Vladimir Smirnov won the St George Lightning Championship with 10.5/11. The strong field included Bird, Wright and Bolens.

The Right Move team, which is running for the FIDE elections and has won the support of the ACF, has posted a number of position papers on its website.

Letters: Dear chess players,

we inform you about the "International Chess Festival of Lodi (Italy)" that will take place from 5 to 11 June 2006 at Sport Palace in Lodi. With great pleasure we formally invite 2 representative players (in the Olympic Games) of your Federation at our tournament, and we offer to them overnight stay in Hotel Lodi (4 stars hotel) in double room, for nights from 5 to 11 June 2006, and all lunches and suppers at stand "Le Nuvole" bar ristornate placed in the tournament location.

The tournament will be a "competition of Olympic Circuit 2006" with a great prize of about 20.000,00 euro. We will organize a free bus service for the morning of 5 June 2006 that will bring our chess guests from Torino to Lodi.

We are waiting for your confirmation not later than 12 May 2006 so that we can write your name in the chess list.

For any info and news you can visit our web site

Best regards - Associazione Le Nuvole Onlus

Mtel Masters: Topalov, Anand, Svidler, Bacrot, Kamsky and Ponomariov are playing.

Young Stars: The world's top juniors fight it out in Russia. Round 2 Standings: 1. Popov, Ivan RUS m RUS 2482 2.0; 2. Lintchevski, Daniil f RUS 2414 1.5; 3. Nepomniachtchi, Ian m RUS 2506 1.5; 4. Sjugirov, Sanan f RUS 2412 1.5; 5. Safarli, Eltaj f AZE 2417 1.5; 6. Onischuk, Vladimir m UKR 2388 1.0; 7. Tairova, Elena wm RUS 2342 1.0; 8. Volodin, Aleksandr EST 2352 1.0; 9. Caruana, Fabiano f ITA 2421 0.5; 10. Narayanan, Srinath f IND 2170 0.5; 11. Hovhannisyan, Robert ARM 2260 0.0; 12. Kulikov, Alexander RUS RUS 2038 0.0

Bosna Sarajevo: Round 4 Standings: Malakhov, Predojevic, Nisipeanu 2.5; Carlsen 2.0; Naiditsch 1.5; Sasikiran 1.0.
Site : View games : View B games

French Team Championship: Nao won, followed by Monaco and Clichy.
Site : View games

Timman triumphs in Sigeman: Final Round 9 Standings: Timman 7.0; Hillarp Persson, Atalik 6.0; Stellwagen, Berg 5.5; Fedorov 4.5; Carlsson, Khenkin 3.0; Cicak 2.5; Hector 2.0.
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View games online

Ghane, Shojaat (2352)    --    Krivoshey, Sergei (2531)
8th Dubai Open  (5.9)   Dubai
2006.04.27     0-1     E99

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.c4 Bg7 4.Nc3 O-O 5.e4 d6 6.Be2 e5 7.O-O Nc6 8.d5 Ne7 9.Ne1 Nd7 10.Be3 f5 11.f3 f4 12.Bf2 g5 13.a4 a5 14.Nd3 b6 15.b4 axb4 16.Nb5 Nf6 17.Be1 g4 18.Bxb4 g3 19.h3

Bxh3!! 20.gxh3 Qd7 21.Kg2 Ng6 22.Rh1 Nh4+ 23.Kg1 Nxe4!! 24.fxe4 f3 25.Bxf3 Rxf3 26.Ne1 Qf7 27.Nxf3 Nxf3+
( 27...Nxf3+ 28.Kg2 ( 28.Kf1 Nd4+ 29.Ke1 Qf2# ) 28...Nh4+ 29.Kxg3 Qf4# )

Pourkashiyan, Atousa (2311)    --    Sturua, Zurab (2524)
8th Dubai Open  (5.9)   Dubai
2006.04.27     1-0     B07

1.e4 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.Nc3 d6 4.g3 Nf6 5.Bg2 O-O 6.Nge2 Na6 7.O-O c5 8. h3 cxd4 9.Nxd4 Nc7 10.Be3 d5 11.e5 Ne4 12.Nxe4 dxe4 13.f4 exf3 14.Qxf3!? e6 15.Rad1 Qe7 16.Nb3 b6 17.Qg4 Ba6 18.Bg5 Qe8 19.c4 Rc8 20.Nd4 Na8 21.b3 Bxe5

22.Nc6!! Rxc6 23.Rd8!! Qxd8 24.Bxd8 Rc8 25.Be7 Rfe8 26.Bg5 b5 27.Qf3 Rc7 28.Rc1 bxc4 29.bxc4 Nb6 30.c5 Nd5 31.Qe4 Bb2 32.Qa4 Rb8 33.Qxa6 Bxc1 34.Bxc1 Rxc5 35.Bh6 Rb1+ 36.Kh2 Rc7 37.Qd6
( 37.Qd6 Rc8 38.Qe5 f6 39.Qxe6+ )

Negi, Parimarjan    --    Lalith, Babu M R
8th Dubai Open 2006  (6.9)   Dubai
2006.04.28     1-0     B17

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nd7 5.Ng5 Ngf6 6.Bd3 e6 7.N1f3 Bd6 8.Qe2 h6 9.Ne4 Nxe4 10.Qxe4 Qc7 11.O-O c5 12.Re1 Nf6 13.Qh4 Bd7 14.dxc5 Qxc5 15.Be3 Qc7 16.Bd4 Be7 17.Ne5 O-O 18.Ng4 Nxg4 19.Qxg4 Bg5 20.Be5 Qc6 21.Qd4 f6 22.Bd6 Rfd8 23.Be4 Qc8 24.Rad1 f5 25.Bf3 Bf6 26.Qe3 Re8 27.Qb3 Bc6 28.Bh5 Rd8 29.Rxe6 Kh8

30.Rxf6!! gxf6 31.Qe3! Be8 32.Qxh6+ Kg8 33.Qf8+ Kh7 34.Bxe8 Rxe8 35.Qf7+ Kh8 36.Qxf6+ Kg8 37.Qg6+ Kh8 38.Bb4 Re6 39.Rd8+!! Qxd8 40.Bc3+

Sargissian, G (2612)    --    Sadvakasov, D (2619)
8th Dubai Open  (7)   Dubai UAE
2006.04.29     1-0     E13

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Nf3 b6 5.Bg5 Bb7 6.Nd2 h6 7.Bh4 c5 8.d5 exd5 9.cxd5 O-O 10.e4 Re8 11.Be2 Qe7 12.f3 d6 13.Bb5 Nbd7 14.O-O g5 15.Bg3 Nh5 16.f4 Nxg3 17.hxg3 c4 18.Bxd7 Qxd7 19.Qh5 Kg7 20.Kh2 f6 21.fxg5 fxg5

22.Rf6!! Re7
( 22...Kxf6 23.Qxh6+ Ke7 24.Qxg5+ Kf8 25.Rf1+ Qf7 26.Qh6+ Kg8 27.Rxf7 Kxf7 28.Qh7+ Kf6 )
23.Rxh6 1-0

Petrosian, TL (2571)    --    Kacheishvili, G (2605)
8th Dubai Open  (7)   Dubai UAE
2006.04.29     1-0     B19

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Bf5 5.Ng3 Bg6 6.h4 h6 7.Nf3 Nd7 8. h5 Bh7 9.Bd3 Bxd3 10.Qxd3 e6 11.Bf4 Ngf6 12.O-O-O Qa5 13.Kb1 Be7 14.Ne4 Nxe4 15.Qxe4 Nf6 16.Qd3 Ng4 17.Qe2 Qf5 18.Bc1 Qb5 19.c4 Qf5+ 20.Ka1 O-O-O 21.d5 c5 22.Nh4 Qxh5 23.g3 Rhe8 24.dxe6 Rxd1 25.Rxd1 Bxh4

26.exf7!! Rxe2 27.f8=Q+ Re8 28.Qd6 Bf6 29.Rd5 Re5 30.Qxc5+ Kb8 31.Qd6+ Kc8 32.Qc5+ Kb8 33.Qd6+ Kc8 34.Qd7+ Kb8 35.Bf4 a6 36.Qd6+ Ka7 37.Qc5+ Kb8 38.Qd6+ Ka7 39. Bxe5 Nxe5 40.f4 Qh1+ 41.Rd1 Nxc4 42.Qc5+

Izoria, Z (2647)    --    Odeev, H (2492)
8th Dubai Open  (7)   Dubai UAE
2006.04.29     1-0     B96

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 e6 7.f4 Qc7 8. Bxf6 gxf6 9.Qd2 b5 10.Be2 b4 11.Nd1 Qb6 12.Ne3 Bb7 13.Bh5 Qc5 14.e5 Bc8 15.O-O f5 16.Rad1 d5 17.Kh1 Nc6

18.Ndxf5!! exf5 19.Nxd5 Ra7 20.Nf6+ Ke7 21.Bf3 Bg7 22.Bxc6 Bxf6 23.exf6+ Kxf6 24.Qe1! h6 25.Rd5!! Qe7 26.Qf2 Kg7 27.Re1 Qc7 28.Qd4+ Kh7 29.Rd6 Rg8 30.Rxh6+!! Kxh6 31.Qf6+ Kh7
( 31...Rg6 32.Qh8# )
32.Re3 1-0

Nadig, K (2239)    --    Negi, P (2445)
8th Dubai Open  (7)   Dubai UAE
2006.04.29     0-1     B43

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 a6 5.Bd3 Qc7 6.O-O Nf6 7.Nc3 b5 8. Qe2 Bb7 9.Kh1 b4 10.Nd1 Nc6 11.Nxc6 Qxc6 12.f3 Bc5 13.Ne3 Qc7 14.Bd2 O-O 15.c3 Nh5 16.g3 bxc3 17.bxc3 a5 18.Rae1 Rab8 19.Ng2 d6 20.g4 Nf6 21.g5 Nd7 22.f4 f5 23.exf5 exf5 24.Qe6+ Kh8 25.Bxf5 Bc8 26.Bb1 Ne5 27.Qd5 Bb7 28.Qe6

Bxg2+ 29.Kxg2 Rb2 30.Rd1 Qc6+ 31.Kg3 Nc4!! 32.Qe2
( 32.Qxc4 Bf2+ )
32...Re8 33.Qd3 Re3+!! 0-1

Habu, Y (2382)    --    Miroshnichenko, E (2608)
8th Dubai Open  (8)   Dubai UAE
2006.04.30     0-1     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 Qc5 16.Nxe7+ Qxe7 17.Rhe1 Rfd8 18.Qg4 Nf8 19.Bd3 Rxd3!? 20.cxd3 Qd7 21.Bb4 Ng6 22.Bd6 f5 23.Qg5 Bd5 24.Kb1 Qa4 25.b3

Does black really have enough compo to justify this decision?
26.Qxh4 Nxh4 27.g3 Nf3 28.Re2 g5 29.Rc1 Kf7 30.Rc7+ Kg6 31.Kb2 h5 32.Rec2 h4 33.gxh4
( 33.a4 hxg3 34.hxg3 Kh5 )
33...Nxh4 34.Rc8 Rxc8 35.Rxc8 f4 36.Kc3 Nf3 37.h3 a6 38.a3 Kh6 39.Be7? Nxe5 40.Bf6 Nf3 41.b4 Kg6 42.Be7 e5 43.Rf8 Nd4 44.Kd2 Be6 45.Rh8 Nf3+ 46. Kd1 Bf5 47.Ke2 Ng1+ 48.Kd2 Nxh3 49.Bc5 Bd7 50.Bd6 Ng1 51.Ke1 Nf3+ 52.Kf2 Bc6 53.Bc5 g4 54.Rg8+ Kf5 55.Rf8+ Ke6 56.Rg8 g3+ 57.Kf1 Nh2+ 58.Kg1 Kf5 59.Be7 Nf3+ 60.Kf1 Bb5 61.Ke2 e4 0-1

Timman, J (2616)    --    Berg, E (2539)
14th Sigeman & Co  (1)   Malmo SWE
2006.04.28     1-0     E15

1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.d4 b6 4.g3 Ba6 5.b3 Bb4+ 6.Bd2 Be7 7.Nc3 c6 8.e4 d5 9.e5 Ne4 10.Bd3 Nxc3 11.Bxc3 c5 12.dxc5 Bxc5 13.Qe2

dxc4!? 14.Be4 cxb3 15.Qd2 Nd7 16.axb3 Bb5 17.b4 O-O!? 18.bxc5 Nxc5 19.Bc2
( 19.Bxa8 Nd3+ 20.Kd1 Nxf2+ 21.Kc2 Nxh1 22.Qxd8 Rxd8 23. Rxh1 Rxa8 ~ )
19...Qc7 20.Bd4 Rfd8 21.Qe3 Rd5 22.Bxc5 Rxc5 23.Qe4! Rc8 24.Qxh7+ Kf8 25. Qh8+ Ke7 26.Qh4+ Ke8 27.Qh8+ Ke7 28.Qh4+ f6 29.exf6+ Kf7 30.Rd1!! Rxc2 31. Qh5+ Kxf6 32.Qxb5 Qc3+ 33.Nd2 Rd8 34.Qb3 Qxb3 35.Nxb3 Rxd1+ 36.Kxd1 Rxf2 37.Nd2 Ke5 38.Re1+ Kf5 39.h3 Rh2 40.g4+ Kf4 41.Re4+ Kg3 42.Nf1+ Kf3 43. Re3+ Kf4 44.Ra3 Rf2 45.Ke1 Rf3 46.Ra4+ Ke5 47.Rxa7 Rxh3 48.Rxg7 Kf4 49.Kf2 b5 50.Kg2 Rc3 51.Nh2 Rg3+ 52.Kf2 Rb3 53.Rf7+ Kg5 54.Re7 Rh3 55.Kg2 Re3 56. Rb7 Rb3 57.Rb6 e5 58.Re6 Kf4 59.Rf6+ Ke4 60.g5 Ra3 61.g6 Ra7 62.Ng4 Rg7 63.Nh6 b4 64.Nf5 Rg8 65.Ne7 Rg7 66.Rf7 b3 67.Rxg7 b2 68.Nd5!!
( 68.Nd5 b1=Q ( 68...Kxd5 69.Rb7 ) 69.Nc3+ )

Carlsson, P (2433)    --    Cicak, S (2506)
14th Sigeman & Co  (4)   Malmo SWE
2006.05.01     1-0     B01

1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qd6 4.d4 c6 5.Be3 Nf6 6.Qd2 Be6 7.Nge2 Bc4 8.O-O-O e6 9.f3 Qc7 10.Kb1 Nbd7 11.Bf4 Qa5 12.Nc1 Bxf1 13.Rhxf1 Bb4 14.Nb3 Qa6 15.Bg5 O-O 16.a3 Bxc3 17.Qxc3 Nd5 18.Qd3 b5 19.f4 f6 20.Bh4 Qa4 21.f5 e5 22.Bg3 e4 23.Qxe4 Rfe8 24.Qf3 Ne3 25.Qxc6 Nxf1 26.Rxf1 Qc4 27.Qxc4+ bxc4 28.Nc5 Nb6 29.Ne6 Nd5 30.Rf3 Rac8 31.Bd6 Rc6 32.Bc5 a5 33.g4 g5 34.b3 c3 35.Ka2 h5 36.h3 Kf7 37.b4 a4 38.b5 Rcc8 39.Rf1 hxg4 40.hxg4 Rh8 41.Bd6 Ke8 42.Re1 Kd7 43.Bg3 Rce8 44.Nc5+ Kc8 45.Re6 Rxe6 46.fxe6 Nb6 47.Ne4 Nd5 48.Nd6+ 1-0

Hector, J (2514)    --    Hillarp Persson, T (2524)
14th Sigeman & Co  (7)   Malmo SWE
2006.05.04     0-1     B97

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 e6 7.f4 Qb6 8. Qd2 Nc6 9.Nb3 Ng4!? 10.Bh4 Qe3+ 11.Be2 Be7 12.Bg3 Qxd2+ 13.Kxd2 h5 14.h3 Nf6 15.Bf3 h4 16.Bh2 Nd7 17.e5 d5 18.Rae1 b5 19.f5 Bg5+ 20.Kd1 Nb6 21.fxe6 fxe6 22.Ne2 Nc4 23.Bf4 Be7 24.Ned4 Nxd4 25.Nxd4 Nxb2+ 26.Kc1 Nc4 27.Bg4 O-O 28.Bh2 Bg5+ 29.Kb1 Re8 30.Bh5 Rf8 31.Bg4 Re8 32.Bh5 Re7 33.Nf3 Nd2+ 34.Kb2 Nxf3 35.gxf3 Bd7 36.Rhg1 Bh6 37.Rg4 Be8 38.Bxe8 Raxe8 39.Rxh4 Rc8 40.f4 Rec7 41.Re2 Rc3 42.f5 exf5 43.Rd4 Be3 44.Rxd5 f4 45.e6 f3 46.e7

fxe2 47.Rd8+ Kh7!! 48.Bg3
( 48.e8=Q Rxc2+ 49.Kb3 R8c3+ 50.Kb4 Rc4+ 51.Kb3 R2c3+ 52. Kb2 Bc1+ 53.Kb1 Rb4+ 54.Ka1 Bb2+ 55.Kb1 Rc1# )
48...Bd4!! 49.Be1 Rxc2+ 50.Kb3 R8c3+ 51.Bxc3 Rxc3+ 0-1

Cicak, S (2506)    --    Berg, E (2539)
14th Sigeman & Co  (9)   Malmo SWE
2006.05.06     0-1     B40

1.e4 e6 2.Nf3 d5 3.e5 c5 4.c3 Nc6 5.Na3 Nh6 6.Nc2 f6 7.exf6 Qxf6 8. d4 cxd4 9.Bg5 Qg6 10.Ncxd4 Bd6 11.Bh4 O-O 12.Bg3 Bxg3 13.hxg3 e5 14.Nxc6 bxc6 15.Nxe5 Re8 16.Qe2 Qf6 17.f4 Bg4 18.Qe3 Nf5 19.Qf2 Rab8 20.b3

21.Bd3 Nxg3!! 22.Bxh7+
( 22.Qxg3 Rxf4 )
22...Kh8 23.Kd2 Rxe5 24.Bf5+ Kg8 25.Bh7+ Kf7 26.Qxg3 Re2+ 27.Kd3 Rbe4!! 28.Bxe4 dxe4+ 29.Kc4 Qe6+ 30.Kb4 c5+ 31.Kxc5 Qb6+ 32.Kd5 Be6+
( 32...Be6+ 33.Ke5 Qc5# )

Agrest, E (2591)    --    Vallejo Pons, F (2650)
TCh-FRA Top 16  (8)   Asnieres sur Seine FRA
2006.05.04     0-1     D43

1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.c4 e6 4.Nc3 c6 5.Bg5 h6 6.Bh4 dxc4 7.e4 g5 8.Bg3 b5 9.Be2 Bb7 10.O-O Nbd7 11.Ne5 Bg7 12.Nxd7 Nxd7 13.Bd6 a6 14.e5 c5 15.Bh5 Bf8 16.d5 Bxd6

17.Bxf7+!! Kxf7 18.dxe6+ Kg7
( 18...Kxe6 19.Qxd6+ Kf7 20.e6+ )
19.exd6 Ne5 20.f4 Nd3 21.Qh5 Qf6 22.f5 Nf4 23.Rxf4 gxf4 24.Rd1 Rhg8 25.Nd5 Bxd5 26.Rxd5 Kh7 27.Qe2 Ra7 28.Qe4 Rag7 29.Rd2 b4 30.e7 c3 31.bxc3 bxc3 32.Re2 f3 33.Qxf3 Qxd6 34.e8=Q Rxe8 35.Rxe8 c2 36.Re1 Qd2 37.Qe4 Rxg2+!! 0-1

Bujisho, B (2386)    --    Nataf, IA (2553)
TCh-FRA Top 16  (8)   Asnieres sur Seine FRA
2006.05.04     0-1     B26

1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.g3 g6 4.Bg2 Bg7 5.d3 e5 6.Be3 d6 7.Nd5 Nge7 8.h4 Nxd5 9.exd5 Ne7 10.h5 Nf5 11.Bd2 Bd7 12.Nf3 h6 13.hxg6 fxg6 14.g4 Ne7 15. Nh2 Qb6 16.Nf1 Qxb2 17.Ne3 Qb6 18.f4 Qc7 19.Nc4 exf4 20.Bxf4 Bc3+ 21.Kf2 O-O 22.Kg3 Rxf4 23.Kxf4 b5 24.Ne3 Rf8+ 25.Kg3 Be5+ 26.Kh3

Nf5!! 27.Nxf5 Rxf5!! 28.Bf3 Rh5+ 29.Kg2 Rxh1 30.Qxh1 Bxa1 31.Qxa1 Qd8 32.d4 Qg5 33.dxc5 Bxg4 34.Qd4 Bh5+

Nisipeanu, LD (2693)    --    Bologan, V (2661)
TCh-FRA Top 16  (8)   Asnieres sur Seine FRA
2006.05.04     1-0     B90

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Be3 e5 7.Nde2 Nbd7 8.Ng3 Qc7 9.Nh5 Nxh5 10.Nd5 Qa5+ 11.b4 Qd8 12.Qxh5 Nf6 13.Qh4 Nxd5 14. Qxd8+ Kxd8 15.exd5 Kc7 16.a4 b6 17.a5 b5 18.c4 bxc4 19.Bxc4 Bd7 20.Kd2 Be7 21.Rhc1 Kb7

22.b5 Bxb5 23.Bxb5 axb5 24.a6+ Kb8 25.Ra5

Bunzmann, D (2537)    --    Varga, P1 (2415)
TCh-FRA Top 16  (8)   Asnieres sur Seine FRA
2006.05.04     1-0     D10

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nc3 dxc4 4.e3 b5 5.a4 b4 6.Ne4 Qd5 7.Nd2 Ba6 8.Qc2 Nf6 9.Ngf3 e6 10.e4 Qd8 11.Nxc4 Be7 12.Bd3 h6 13.O-O c5 14.dxc5 Bxc5 15. Bf4 Nbd7 16.Rad1 O-O 17.Nce5 Nxe5 18.Nxe5 Bxd3 19.Qxc5 Nd7 20.Qe3 Bxf1 21. Rxd7 Qa5

22.Qg3 Kh7 23.Bxh6!! gxh6 24.Qg6+!! Kh8 25.Nxf7+

Bunzmann, D (2537)    --    Miladinovic, I (2607)
TCh-FRA Top 16  (9)   Asnieres sur Seine FRA
2006.05.05     0-1     A56

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e5 4.Nc3 d6 5.g3 Be7 6.Bg2 Nbd7 7.e4 a6 8.a4 Nf8 9.Nge2 Ng6 10.O-O O-O 11.Qd3 Ne8 12.Bd2 f5 13.h4

Bxh4!? 14.gxh4 f4 15. f3 Nxh4 16.Bh1 Bh3 17.Kf2 Ng6 18.Kg1 Bxf1 19.Kxf1 Qh4 20.Bg2 Nf6 21.Be1 Qh2 22.Bf2 Nh4 23.Bxh4 Qxh4 24.Nd1 g5 25.Nf2 h5 26.Qb3 g4 27.Qxb7 gxf3 28. Bxf3 Ng4 29.Bxg4 hxg4 30.Qd7 f3 31.Nxg4 Qh1+ 32.Ng1 Qg2+ 33.Ke1 f2+ 34. Nxf2 Qxg1+

Grand Prix tournaments:

Full details at the 2006 Grand Prix site

May Weekender: Sydney May 20-21; More

Perth Open: May 20-21; More

Gardiner Chess Gold Coast Open: June 24-25. One of only three Category 5 GP events. $4000 prize money for Open. Supporting U1600 event with 1st and 2nd for 5 divisions. Some free accomodation available. New venue at Carrara Community Centre, Neilsons Road, Carrara. contact or Peter Bender 07 5556 0434

ANU Open: July 22-23; Cat 3; 7 round Swiss, 1hr + 10s/move; Total prizes: $3000; First $1000. $70/$50 entry fee. Details

Other events:

City of Sydney Lightning: 14 May at norths formerly North Sydney Leagues Club Details

Big Boards Match: 16 May, St George V North Sydney. Chris Nikolaou

WSCP Presentation and Lighting: 17 May, Peter Cassettari

NSW Grade Matches: 22 May-Aug, Local Clubs Details

Mingara May Major: (u2100), 27-28 May, Mingara Recreation Club, Tumbi Umbi, Mal Murrell

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

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

International events:

Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival: 12-21 Aug. Details

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
19 Gill Avenue, Avoca Beach, NSW 2251
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