Australian Chess Federation newsletter
No. 375, June 28, 2006

Important junior chess matters
Gold Coast Open
CJS Purdy Centenary Tournament
Common Man
Uni Rapid update
World News
Grand Prix
Other Events

ACF Olympiad Appeal: Please donate to support our teams ... it's not too late

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 Strathfield NSW 2135. Please indicate if you want your donation to be anonymous.

Important junior chess matters:

1, World Youth Championships - Batumi, Georgia - 20-31 October 2006

(a) Who is going?
I have asked the selected players to let me know if they are going to attend this event. So far responses have been rather few. I need to know the answer soon both for the necessary arrangements to be made and because one player's decision may affect that of others, especially if the player is a first selection. Please let me know as soon as possible.

(b) An under 8 category
Now that we have received the conditions from Georgia about the event, we find that they have included an under 8 category. This had been forecast for 2007 but we had no advance notice that it would be included in 2006. If anyone is interested in attending as an Australian u8 representative could you please let me know. If there is more than one entry (boys and girls are separate categories) we may need to hold a formal selection. At this stage, I am asking for an expression of interest - but a serious one - in that if there is no response or only one response we may leave it at that. Could I please have expressions of interest by Friday, 14 July 2006.

(c) A Team Manager
It is essential that a Team Manager be appointed as soon as possible. The Manager does the arranging and coordination of affairs before the team goes overseas and looks after the team at the venue. It is possible for these duties to be shared. Usually the obvious person to take on the task is a parent travelling with the team. Although I am doing some coordination at present, I cannot continue to do this both because I do not have the time and, more importantly, I do not have the experience or connections with junior chess to be aware of all the angles. Jenni Oliver has been Team manager for several years but has decided that she will not do it this time. A successor is urgently required.

2. Ergas Junior Development Squad

Thanks to generous sponsorship from Mr Henry Ergas, the ACF has been successfully running the Junior Development Squad for several years. It is a most important activity and experience for those who participate.

Jenni Oliver has been the Manager/Organiser of the squad for the duration of its existence. She has decided to give up that activity. Consequently the ACF urgently needs a Manager/Organiser for the squad. Many arrangements for this year have already been made and are under way but someone needs to ensure that everything runs smoothly. Jenni will be available to brief her successor on the arrangements and the way the squad operates.

Could anyone interested in taking this on please contact me urgently, say, by 14 July or the earlier, the better.

For any of the above, I can be contacted by e-mail at or by phone at (02) 6288 1935.

- Denis Jessop
ACF President

Gold Coast Open and Under 1600: Ian Rogers continued his recent domination of the Gold Coast Open, winning this 26-player event for the fifth time in a row with his third picket fence score in the last 4 years. His toughest game was against Stephen Solomon, who sacrificed a rook (at one stage he was a rook and a piece down) for distinct compensation; as a result he gave Ian grave difficulties, and Ian suffered several anxious moments before eventually winning. Peter Froehlich also gave him a really tough game: Ian himself sacrificed a piece there for long-term compensation as Black, offered a draw at one point which was declined before Froehlich realised there was compensation, and then Ian won in Peter's time pressure. Apart from that only Dusan Stojic, having a great year, might have drawn but ended up losing in a long ending. Dusan ended up equal second with Solo and Froehlich on 5/7. In the Under 1600 event, a close finish saw leader Shayne Hunter (5.5/6) sadly move his queen en prise to lose to junior Yitao Lei in the last round; this left Yitao equal first with Tyson Walker on 6/7, with Shayne having to content himself with equal third on 5.5/7 with two more rapidly improving juniors, Leoma Lee and Sam Grigg. - Charles Zworestine, DOP.

The CJS Purdy Centenary Tournament is on this weekend, the 1st and 2nd of July!

This is now a Category 4 Grand Prix event, and is the highest category event left on this year's Grand Prix calendar, so don't miss out on your last opportunity for big points!

**Special Prize**
To celebrate 100 years since the birth of CJS Purdy, a special prize of $300 will be awarded to the highest scoring player who actually played CJS Purdy in his lifetime (in either a tournament, a simul, or correspondence chess).

The venue for the tournament is Norths (formerly North Sydney Leagues Club), 12 Abbott Street Cammeray.

Registration is at 10am on Saturday 1st July, with Round 1 starting at 11am.

It's not too late to get the early entry discount!
The early entry discount is now available until Wednesday 28th July. Register by phone or email to get the discount, and pay before 10:45am on the day of the tournament. Don't miss out, the discount is $20 off the adult entry fee or $16 off the junior entry fee.

For full details, look on the NSWCA website:

To register contact the NSWCA Tournaments Officer, Brett Tindall:
Phone: 02 8756 5974


Well what are you waiting for? Register now now now! See you all there!
Laura Moylan
NSWCA Communications Officer

Common Man Tournament, Wollongong: Due to a turnout of just 10 players - 8 locals - the tournament was converted to a one-day round robin rapid.

Top half
1st George Xie $100
2nd Johny Bolens $50
Bottom half
1st John Mazzieri $100
2nd Vlade Stojovski and Steve Ascic. $25 each.

150% of entry fees were paid out.

Sydney players Xie and Bolens were both held to a draw by Wollongong giant killer Steve Ascic.

The Sydney University Chess Club is proud to host the inaugural Australian Universities Rapid Championships 2006

Participants from universities all over Australia are expected to take part in this event which should prove to be both an exciting tournament and a great social festival! This event is open to all undergraduate and postgraduate students of all universities in Australia. Students of all skill levels (including novices) are encouraged to participate; the emphasis on this event is the fun and social side of the competition! The latest list of confirmed participants includes players of a wide variety of skill level.

Dates: Wednesday 12 and Thursday 13 July 2006. 11am-6pm on Wednesday, 10am-6pm on Thursday.
Venue: Level 4, Wentworth Building, Sydney University (corner of City Rd and Butlin Av, Darlington, NSW)
Tournament Format: Open Swiss, 9 rounds
Time Limit: 20 minutes per side + 10 seconds per move from move 1
Format: Universities may send as many players as they like. (Bona fide under graduate and post graduate students). The player finishing first will be the Australian Universities Rapid Champion and receive a trophy. There will be trophies for second and third place as well. Any university is eligible for the Team prize. However the best 3 scores will be added together to determine the Australian Universities Rapid Team Champion. There will be trophies for the teams finishing first, second and third.
Social Evening: A social get-together will be held after the first day. The emphasis is on the social side as well as the chess for this competition! There will be food (including pizza) and drinks and will start immediately after the last round of the first day's play on Wednesday the 12th. There is no cost involved and all entry fees after the trophies and incidental costs will be added to sponsorship and put towards the social evening.
Entry fee: $10 per person, payable on the day. Please email your name and university to Jason Chan to assist in the smooth running of the event.
Director of Play: International Arbiter Dr Charles Zworestine.
Main Organiser: Jenni Oliver. Phone (02)6253 2848 (all reasonable hours) or Email:
Sydney University Chess Club contact: Jason Chan. Email:

For full details see the website

World News:

Foros Tournament: Round 9 Standings: 1. Rublevsky, Sergei g RUS 2687 6.5; 2. Ivanchuk, Vassily g UKR 2731 6.0; 3. Bologan, Viktor g MDA 2666 5.5; 4. Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar g AZE 2699 5.0; 5. Shirov, Alexei g ESP 2699 5.0; 6. Grischuk, Alexander g RUS 2719 5.0; 7. Areshchenko, Alexander g UKR 2660 4.0; 8. Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter g ROM 2695 4.0; 9. Ponomariov, Ruslan g UKR 2738 3.5; 10. Volokitin, Andrei g UKR 2660 3.5; 11. Karjakin, Sergey g UKR 2661 3.0; 12. Harikrishna, P g IND 2680 3.0. Site : View games

Dutch Championship: Round 9 Standings: 1. Tiviakov, Sergei g NED 2669 7.0; 2. Sokolov, Ivan g NED 2676 6.5; 3. Van Wely, Loek g NED 2655 5.5; 4. Stellwagen, Daniel g NED 2543 5.0; 5. Van der Wiel, John g NED 2511 5.0; 6. Nijboer, Friso g NED 2584 5.0; 7. L'Ami, Erwin g NED 2565 5.0; 8. Smeets, Jan g NED 2535 4.0; 9. Werle, Jan g NED 2529 4.0; 10. Timman, Jan H g NED 2616 3.0; 11. Bosch, Jeroen m NED 2465 2.5; 12. Visser, Yge m NED 2480 1.5. Site : View games

Hockenheim Willingen GM: Final Round 9 Standings: 1. Buhmann, Rainer m GER 2552 6.0; 2. Doettling, Fabian g GER 2550 5.5; 3. Romanishin, Oleg M g UKR 2552 5.5; 4. Ikonnikov, Vyacheslav g RUS 2593 5.0; 5. Gasthofer, Alexander m GER 2415 4.5; 6. Meier, Georg GER 2407 4.5; 7. Tomashevsky, Evgeny g RUS 2595 4.5; 8. Spoelman, Wouter m NED 2442 4.0; 9. Braun, Arik m GER 2496 3.0; 10. Meinhardt, Maximilian f GER 2378 2.5. Site : View games


Harikrishna, P (2680)    --    Mamedyarov, S (2699)
Aerosvit GM  (6)   Foros UKR
2006.06.22     1-0     C47

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.d4 Bb4 5.Nxe5 O-O 6.Bd3 Nxd4 7.O-O d6 8.Nc4 Bxc3 9.bxc3 Ne6 10.Ne3 Re8 11.c4 Nc5 12.f3 Nfd7 13.Rb1 Ne5 14.Bb2 f6 15.Qd2 Be6 16.Rbe1 Qd7 17.f4 Nexd3 18.cxd3 f5 19.Rf3 Re7 20.Rg3 Rf7 21. exf5 Bxf5 22.Rg5 Bxd3 23.Ng4 Bg6

24.f5! Rxf5 25.Nh6+!! gxh6 26.Qd4!! Ne6 27.Qh8+ Kf7 28.Rxf5+ Bxf5 29.Qf6+ Kg8 30.Qxf5 Nf8 31.Qd5+ Qf7 32.Re7!
( 32.Re7 Qxd5 33.Rg7+ Kh8 34.cxd5 )

Shirov, A (2699)    --    Bologan, V (2666)
Aerosvit GM  (7)   Foros UKR
2006.06.24     1/2-1/2     B12

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 Bf5 4.Be3 e6 5.Nd2 Nd7 6.Be2 f6 7.Ngf3 Qc7 8. Bf4 fxe5 9.dxe5 Ne7 10.h4 Ng6 11.Bh2 O-O-O 12.Ng5 Ndxe5 13.g4 h6

14.gxf5 hxg5 15.fxg6 Rxh4 16.Bf3 Bb4 17.c3 Rdh8 18.cxb4 Rxh2 19.Rxh2 Nd3+ 20.Ke2 Nf4+ 21.Ke1 Qe5+ 22.Qe2!! Qxe2+ 23.Bxe2 Rxh2 24.Nf3 Rh5 25.Ne5 Rh1+ 26.Bf1 Kd8 27.Nf7+ Ke7 28.Nxg5 Kf6 29.Nf3 Nd3+ 30.Ke2 Nxb2 31.Nd2 Na4 32.Kf3 e5 33.Kg3 Rg1+ 34.Kh2 Rg4 35.a3 Rxg6 36.f3 Ke7 37.Bd3 Rh6+ 38.Kg3 Kd6 39.Nf1 Nb2 40.Be2 Rh1 41.Kg2 Rh4 42.Ne3 g6 43.Ng4 b5 44.Ra2 Na4 45.Rc2 Nb6 46.Rc1 Nd7 47.Kg3 Rh8 48.Bd3 g5 49.Re1 Ke6 50.Rc1 Kd6 51.Re1 Ke6 52.Bc2 a6 53.Bd3 Rh4 54.Rc1 Kd6 55.Re1 Ke6 56.a4 e4 57.axb5 axb5 58.Be2 Nf6 59.fxe4 Nxe4+ 60.Kg2 Kd6 61.Ra1 Rh8 62.Ra6 Nc3 63.Bd3 Re8 64.Ra7 Ne2 65.Kf3 Nd4+ 66.Kf2 Rf8+ 67.Ke3 Ne6 68.Nh6 d4+ 69.Kd2 Ke5 70.Re7 Kd6 71.Ra7 Ke5 72.Ng4+ Kd6 73.Nh6

Ivanchuk, V (2731)    --    Nisipeanu, LD (2695)
Aerosvit GM  (7)   Foros UKR
2006.06.24     1-0     E16

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6 4.g3 Bb7 5.Bg2 Bb4+ 6.Bd2 Bxd2+ 7.Qxd2 O-O 8.Nc3 Ne4 9.Qd3 Nxc3 10.Ng5!! Ne4 11.Nxe4 d5 12.cxd5 Bxd5 13.O-O Nc6 14. Rfd1 Qe7 15.Nc3 Bxg2 16.Kxg2 Nb4 17.Qc4 Nd5 18.Rac1 Rac8 19.Qc6 Rfd8 20.e3 Kf8

( 20...Rd6 21.Nxd5 exd5 22.Qb7 )
21.Nxd5 exd5 22.Rc3 Qd7 23.Rdc1 Qxc6 24.Rxc6

Rd7 25.h4 Ke8 26.h5 h6 27.b4 Kd8 28.Kf3 Re7 29.g4 Kd7 30.b5 Kd8 31.a4 Kd7 32.Kf4 Re6 33.Rxe6 fxe6
( 33...Kxe6 34.Rc6+ Kd7 35.Ke5 )
34.Ke5 a6 35.Rc6 axb5 36.axb5 Re8 37.f3 Re7 38.f4 Re8 39.g5 Re7 40.gxh6 gxh6 41.Kf6 Re8 42.Kf7! Re7+ 43.Kg6 Re8 44.Kxh6 Rg8 45.Kh7 Rg3 46.Rc3 Ke7 47.Rxc7+ Kf6 48.h6 Rg1 49.Rb7 Ra1 50.Rb8
( 50.Rxb6?? Ra7+ 51.Kg8 Ra8+ with perpetual check )
50...Ra7+ 51.Kg8 Kg6 52.Re8! Kf6 53.Rb8 Ra1 54.Rf8+
An instructive endgame

Volokitin, And (2660)    --    Ivanchuk, V (2731)
Aerosvit GM  (8)   Foros UKR
2006.06.25     0-1     B03

1.e4 Nf6 2.e5 Nd5 3.d4 d6 4.c4 Nb6 5.exd6 exd6 6.Nc3 Be7 7.h3 O-O 8. Nf3 Bf6 9.Be2 Be6 10.d5 Bxc3+ 11.bxc3 Bd7 12.O-O Na6 13.Bg5 f6 14.Be3 Nc5 15.Re1 Re8 16.Bf1 Re7 17.Nd4 Qf8 18.Nb5 Bxb5 19.cxb5 Rae8 20.a4 f5 21.a5 f4!? 22.Bd2

( 22.Bxc5 Rxe1 23.Qxe1 Rxe1 24.Rxe1 Nd7 25.Bxa7 b6 )
22...Rxe1 23.Bxe1 Nbd7 24.f3 Qf6 25.Rc1 b6 26.axb6 axb6 27.Bf2 h6 28.Bd4 Qg5 29.c4 Nf6 30.Ra1 Nh5 31.Ra7 Qe7 32.Qc2 Ng3 33.Ra1 Qg5 34.Kh2 Kf7 35. Kg1 Nd7 36.Kh2 Ne5 37.Bf2 Ng6 38.Bd3 Nh4 39.Ra7 Re7 40.Ra8 Ngf5 41.Bf1 Ne3 -+

42.Bxe3 fxe3 43.Qe2
( 43.Qh7 e2 44.Qg8+ Kg6 )
43...Nf5 44.Ra2 Qf4+ 45.Kg1 Qd4 46.Kh2 Qe5+ 47.f4 Qxf4+ 48.Kg1 Ng3 49.Qd3 Re4 50.Be2 Rd4 51.Qb1 Rd2 0-1

Nisipeanu, LD (2695)    --    Grischuk, A (2719)
Aerosvit GM  (8)   Foros UKR
2006.06.25     1-0     B86

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bc4 e6 7.Bb3 Nbd7 8.Bg5 h6 9.Bxf6 Qxf6 10.O-O g5 11.f4 Bg7

12.e5!? dxe5 13.f5!? e4
( 13...exd4 14.fxe6 )
14.Nce2 exf5 15.Rxf5 Qb6 16.Rxf7 Bf6 17.Qd2 Ne5 18.Rxf6!! Qxf6 19.Rf1 Qb6 20.Nc3 Nc6 21.Bf7+ Kd8 22.Qf2! Qxd4 23.Rd1 Qxd1+ 24.Nxd1 Ke7 25.Ne3 Be6 26.Bxe6 Kxe6 27.Qf5+ Ke7 28.Qxe4+ Kd6 29.Qd3+ Ke6 30.Qg6+ Kd7 31.Nc4 Rad8 32.Qd6+ Ke8 33.Qe6+ Kf8 34.Qf6+ Kg8 35.Qg6+ Kf8 36.h3 Rg8 37.Qf6+ Ke8 38. Nd6+
( 38.Nd6+ Kd7 39.Nxb7 Rde8 40.Qd6+ )

Shirov, A (2699)    --    Harikrishna, P (2680)
Aerosvit GM  (9)   Foros UKR
2006.06.26     1-0     D17

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 dxc4 5.a4 Bf5 6.Ne5 Nbd7 7.Nxc4 Qc7 8.g3 e5 9.dxe5 Nxe5 10.Bf4 Nfd7 11.Bg2 g5 12.Ne3 gxf4 13.Nxf5 O-O-O 14.Qc2 Nc5 15.O-O Ne6 16.Qe4 fxg3 17.hxg3 a5

18.Nb5!? cxb5 19.axb5 Nc5 20.Qe3 Ng4 21.Qc3 Ne4 22.Bxe4 Qxc3 23.bxc3 b6 24.Nd4 Nf6 25.Bf3 Kc7 26.Ra4 Nd7 27.Nc6 Re8 28.Rd1 Bc5 29.Nb4!? h5
( 29...axb4 30.Ra7+ )
30.Na6+ Kc8 31.Bc6 Re7 32.Bxd7+ Rxd7 33.Rxd7 Kxd7 34.Nxc5+ bxc5 35.Rxa5 h4 36.Ra7+ Ke6 37.Rc7 hxg3 38.fxg3 1-0

Karjakin, Sergey (2661)    --    Ponomariov, R (2738)
Aerosvit GM  (9)   Foros UKR
2006.06.26     0-1     B80

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Be3 e6 7.f3 b5 8.g4 h6 9.Qd2 b4 10.Na4 Nbd7 11.O-O-O Ne5 12.b3 Bd7 13.Nb2 d5 14.Nd3 Nxd3+ 15. Bxd3 Qc7 16.h4 dxe4 17.Bxe4 Nxe4 18.fxe4 a5 19.Rhf1 Be7 20.g5 hxg5 21.hxg5 a4 22.Kb1 axb3 23.cxb3 Rh2 24.Rf2 Rxf2 25.Qxf2 Qe5 26.Qh4 g6 27.Nc2 Bf8 28.Qf4 Qxf4 29.Bxf4 Ra5 30.Ne3

e5!? 31.Nc4 exf4!? 32.Nxa5 Be7 33.Nc4?! Bxg5 34.Nd6+ Ke7 35.Nxf7 Bf6 36.e5 Bh4 37.e6 Kxe6 38.Kc2 g5 39.Nh6 Bb5 40. Rd4 f3 41.Re4+ Kd5 42.Rxb4 Bd7 43.Kd3 f2 44.Rd4+ Ke5 45.Re4+ Kd5 46.Rd4+ Ke5 47.Re4+ Kf6 48.Ke2 Bh3 49.Ng4+ Kf5 50.Nxf2 Bxf2 51.Re8 Bc5 52.a4 g4 53.a5?? g3 54.Rc8 Bd4 55.Rf8+ Ke6 56.Re8+ Kf7

Timman, J (2616)    --    Smeets, J (2535)
ch-NED  (6)   Hilversum NED
2006.06.23     1-0     B81

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 Nf6 4.Nc3 cxd4 5.Nxd4 a6 6.Be3 e6 7.g4 e5 8. Nf5 g6 9.g5 gxf5 10.exf5 d5 11.Qf3 d4 12.O-O-O Nbd7 13.Bc4 Qc7 14.Bxd4 exd4 15.Rhe1+ Ne5 16.gxf6 Bd6 17.Rxd4 Bd7 18.Bxf7+ Kd8 19.Qd5 Nxf7 20.Qxf7 Kc8 21.Nd5 Qa5 22.b4 1-0

L'Ami, E (2565)    --    Van Wely, L (2655)
ch-NED  (8)   Hilversum NED
2006.06.25     1-0     D43

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 e6 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 Bf8 14.Bxf8 Rxf8 15.e5 Qb6 16.Ne4 O-O-O 17.Nd6+ Kb8 18.a4 f6 19.Bf3 a6 20.axb5 axb5 21.b3 c3 22.Qe2 fxe5 23.dxe5 Qc5 24.Nxb7 Kxb7 25.Ra5!

Threatening Rxb5+!!
25...Kb6 26.Rfa1 Nb8 27.Qa2 Rxf3 28.gxf3 c2 29.b4 c1=Q+

30.Kg2!! Q5c4 31.Rxc1 Qxa2
( 31...Qxc1 32.Ra7 c5 33.Qa5+ Kc6 34.Qc7+ Kd5 35.Qxd8+ )
32.Rxa2 Na6 33.Rxa6+ Kxa6 34.Rxc6+ Kb7 35.Rxe6 Rd4 36.Rxh6 Rxb4 37.Rg6 Rc4 38.Rxg5 b4 39.e6 Kc7 40.Rb5 Kd6 41.Rb6+ Ke7 42.Kg3 Rd4 43.h4 b3 44.f4 Rd6 45.Rxb3 Kxe6 46.Kg4 Rd2 47.Rb6+ Kf7 48.f3 Rg2+ 49.Kf5 Kg7 50.h5 Rf2 51. Rg6+ Kh7 52.Rg3 Kh6 53.Kg4 Rh2 54.f5 Rxh5 55.f4 Rh1 56.Rh3+ Rxh3 57.Kxh3 Kg7 58.Kh4
( 58.Kh4 Kf6 59.Kg4 Kf7 60.Kg5 Kg7 61.f6+ Kf7 62.Kf5 Kf8 63.Kg6 Kg8 64.f7+ Kf8 65.f5! The extra pawn provides the critical tempo 65...Ke7 66.Kg7 )

Van der Wiel, J (2511)    --    Stellwagen, D (2543)
ch-NED  (7)   Hilversum NED
2006.06.24     1-0     B42

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 a6 5.Bd3 Bc5 6.Nb3 Ba7 7.Nc3 Nc6 8.Qg4 Nf6 9.Qg3 d6 10.O-O b5 11.Kh1 Bb7 12.Qxg7 Rg8 13.Qh6 Ne5 14.f3 Rg6 15.Qh4 Rc8 16.Bd2 Kd7 17.Rad1 Qg8 18.Bf4 Ke7 19.Ne2 Nxd3 20.Rxd3 Rxc2 21. Bxd6+ Ke8 22.Ng3 Qg7 23.e5 Rh6 24.exf6 Qg6

25.Be7!! Rc8 26.Qf4 Bb8 27.Rd6 Bxd6 28.Qxd6 Qc2 29.Nc5

Barber, H (2142)    --    Dunlop, G (1802)
Foundation Day Weekender  (5)   Legacy House
2006.06.04     0-1     B26

1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.g3 g6 4.Bg2 Bg7 5.d3 d6 6.Be3 e6 7.Qd2 Nge7 8. Bh6 O-O 9.h4 Kh8 10.Bxg7+ Kxg7 11.h5 Ng8 12.O-O-O Rb8 13.Nf3 b5 14.d4 b4 15.Ne2 c4 16.d5 Ne5 17.Qd4 Qb6 18.Nxe5 dxe5 19.Qxe5+ f6 20.Qd4 exd5 21. hxg6 hxg6 22.exd5 b3 23.Qh4 Rf7 24.axb3 cxb3 25.Qh7+ Kf8 26.Qxg6 bxc2 27. Qxc2

Bf5!! 28.Qd2 Rc7+ 29.Nc3 Qa5 30.Qf4 Rxc3+!! 31.Kd2 Rxb2+ 32.Ke1 Rc1+ 33.Kf1 Rxd1#

Tomic, N (1665)    --    Donaldson, G (1393)
Foundation Day Weekender  (5)   Legacy House
2006.06.04     1-0     A00

1.g4 d5 2.Bg2 Bxg4 3.c4 Bc8 4.cxd5 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.d4 g6 7.e4 Bg7 8. Nge2 O-O 9.Bg5 Bg4 10.f3 Bd7 11.Qb3 Qc8 12.h4 e6 13.Bxf6 Bxf6 14.O-O-O e5 15.dxe5 Bxe5 16.f4 Bg7 17.h5 c6 18.hxg6 fxg6 19.e5 Kh8 20.e6 Be8 21.d6 a5 22.Ne4 a4

23.Rxh7+!! Kg8 24.Rxg7+ Kxg7 25.Qc3+ Kg8

Grand Prix tournaments:

Full details at the 2006 Grand Prix site

CJS Purdy Centenary: 1st-2nd of July; Category 4 GP; $3,900 in prizes. Norths (formerly North Sydney Leagues Club) 12 Abbott Street Cammeray NSW 2062. 10am-10:45am Registration. Open: 1st $700 2nd $400 3rd $350 4th $300 5th $250; Rating Prizes. 60 min plus 10 sec per move. Entry Fees: Adult: $60.00 Junior [U18]: $48.00 If registered by June 27th; Adult: $80.00 Junior [U18]: $64.00 If registered after June 27th. For further information contact Brett Tindall by telephone on 8756 5974, email

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:

Queensland Girls' Championship: 8-9 July; 7 Round Swiss; Chancellor College, Secondary Campus, Sippy Downs Drive, Sippy Downs. Details/ Entry form

Medal event, Sunday 9th July, 9.30am Start, 10 Round Swiss, Computer Draw. Chancellor College, Secondary Campus, Sippy Creek Rd, Sippy Creek, 4553, Qld. All rounds 30 minutes total. DOP: Bill Powell. This event is for boys and girls, unrated or with a junior rating of less than 1000. Entry Fee: $10 or $20 Family (at same address). Rapid rated. Medallions, Ribbons and Incentive Awards dependant on entries. Entries to: Gail Young, PO Box 9, Inala, 4077. 3372 8077. e-mail: Or Tony Powell, 636 Glenview Rd, Mooloolah, 4553. 5494 7586. e-mail:

Hakoah Lightning Tournament: Monday, July 17; Hakoah Club, 61 Hall Street Bondi, NSW 2026; $10 entry; Enquiries: Vladimir Feldman, DOP, 0414798503 or visit Hakoah Chess Club web page:

Hakoah Chess Club Championship: Monday, 24 July - Monday, 18 September; Hakoah Club, 61 Hall Street Bondi, NSW 2026; 9 round Swiss in Open and Under 1700 divisions; Consecutive Monday evenings, commencing at 7.30pm; Time Limit: 40 moves in 90 minutes, an additional 30 minutes is then added, followed by 10 second increments to finish the game. Pre-registration is crucial. Contact the DOP by emailing to Entries close at 7:30pm on Monday, 24 July. Fees: $30 members; $40 Non-Members; $20 Juniors (Under 18) Prizes: 1st - $300, 2nd $200, 3rd $100, Rating prizes. Under 1700: 1st - $200, 2nd $120, 3rd $80, rating prizes, best junior prize. Enquiries: Vladimir Feldman – DOP – 0414798503 Or visit Hakoah Chess Club web page: Or

International events:

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

World University Chess Championship: Details here

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 -

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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