Australian Chess Federation newsletter
No. 377, July 12, 2006

Sirota wins IECG Champs
IM norm for Moulthun Ly
RIP Fred Vanderlinde, Elaine Kinnear
Lidums Checkmate Open
Sorokina in Women's Chess Cup
Fischer Books Over 40s
Aussies in Dubai Juniors
ACF Selections Committee appointments
Uni Rapid under way
Free software
Letters - blind championship
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.

Anatoli Sirota of Australia is the new International Email Chess Group World Champion with an unbeaten 9.5/14. More details at

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IM norm for Moulthun Ly: Fourteen-year-old Moulthun Ly of Queensland has scored his first International Master norm at the World Open at the Sheraton, Philadelphia, USA. Ly scored six wins and three losses (two against GM's rated over 2600) from nine games. Seven of his opponents had international titles including three grandmasters. His performance rating was 2497 which was well above the 2450 performance required for an IM norm. There were 237 players in the main event including 46 Grandmasters and 26 International Masters. Nine players tied for first place and former World Title Challenger Gata Kamsky (USA) won the tie-break. Ly finished one point behind the joint winners finishing in a tie for 20th to 40th place with all nineteen players above him being grandmasters. Ly had a FIDE rating of 2188 at the start of the event but in order to prevent too much prize-money going to overseas players he was given a 2288 rating. Ly tied for first in the Under 2300 division winning about $A10,000.

Moulthun Ly became the youngest ever Australian U18 Junior Champion in January 2005 at the age of thirteen years and two months. Ly won the 2006 Australian Rapid Play, finished half a point behind the winners in the 2006 Australian Junior but he was playing in The Australian Championship every afternoon (with a good 6/11 result) and the Junior every morning - too much chess. Ly needs two more similar results to become an International Master and 2600 performance ratings for a Grandmaster Title.

- Peter Parr

Ly, M (2188)    --    Vescovi, G (2622)
34th World Open  (1)   Philadelphia USA
2006.06.28     0-1     B43

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 a6 5.Bd3 Bc5 6.Nb3 Be7 7.O-O d6 8. Nc3 Nf6 9.Qe2 Qc7 10.f4 Nbd7 11.Kh1 O-O 12.Bd2 b5 13.Rae1 Bb7 14.a3 e5 15. Qf2 Rfe8 16.fxe5 Nxe5 17.Nd4 g6 18.Bf4 Nfd7 19.Qg3 Bf8 20.Nf5 Kh8 21.Ne3 Nb6 22.Qf2 Kg8 23.Rd1 Bc6 24.Qg3 Bg7 25.Rd2 Qb7 26.h3 Nxd3 27.cxd3 d5 28. Ng4 dxe4 29.dxe4 h5

30.Ne5 Bxe5 31.Bxe5 Nc4 32.Nd5 Rxe5 33.Nf6+ Kg7 34. Rdf2 Bxe4 35.b3 Bxg2+ 36.Rxg2 Ne3 37.Nxh5+ Rxh5 38.Qxe3 Rah8 39.Qd4+ Kg8 40.Qd8+ Kh7 41.Qd3 Rxh3+ 42.Qxh3+ Kg7 43.Qxh8+ Kxh8 44.Kh2 Kg7 45.Rg3 Qe4 46.Rf2 Qe5 47.b4 g5 48.Kh3 Kg6 49.Rfg2?? Qh8+
( 49...Qh8+ 50.Kg4 Qh5# )

Collier, P (2116)    --    Ly, M (2188)
34th World Open  (2)   Philadelphia USA
2006.06.29     0-1     E45

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e3 b6 5.Ne2 Ba6 6.a3 Bxc3+ 7.Nxc3 d5 8. cxd5 Bxf1 9.Kxf1 exd5 10.Qe2 O-O 11.f3 Re8 12.Kf2 c5 13.Rd1 cxd4 14.Rxd4 Nc6 15.Rd1 Qd6 16.Kg1 Rad8 17.b4 Qe5 18.Rd3 d4 19.Nd1 Nd5 20.e4 f5 21.Nf2 Nc3 22.Qc2 fxe4 23.Nxe4 Nxe4 24.Qxc6 Nc5!! 25.Rd1 d3! 26.Bd2 Re6 27.Qb5 Qd4+ 28.Kf1 a6!

29.Qxb6 Rxb6 30.bxc5 Qxc5
( 30...Re2 31.Be1 Rbb2 )
31.Rac1 Qd6 32.Ba5 Qe6 33.Bxb6 Qxb6 0-1

Hoekstra, M (2363)    --    Ly, M (2188)
34th World Open  (3)   Philadelphia USA
2006.06.30     0-1     A45

1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5 e6 3.e4 h6 4.Bxf6 Qxf6 5.Nc3 Bb4 6.Nf3 d5 7.e5 Qe7 8. a3 Bxc3+ 9.bxc3 c5 10.h4 Nc6 11.Bb5 O-O 12.Rh3 Bd7 13.Bxc6 bxc6!? 14.Qd2 cxd4 15.cxd4 c5 16.Nh2 f6 17.Nf3 cxd4 18.Qxd4 f5 19.Qb4 Qf7 20.Nd4 f4 21. Rb3 f3!? 22.Rxf3 Qg6 23.O-O-O Qxg2 24.Rxf8+ Rxf8 25.Qd6 Rf7 26.Nxe6 Rxf2 27.Qb8+ Kf7 28.Nd4 Rf1 29.Qxa7 Rxd1+ 30.Kxd1

Kg8 31.Kc1 Bg4 32.e6 Qe4 33. Qb6 Kh7 34.a4 Qe3+ 35.Kb2 Bxe6! 36.a5 Bc8 37.h5 Qe8 38.Ka2 Qxh5 39.a6 Qg6 40.Nb3 Qxc2+ 41.Ka1

Ly, M (2188)    --    Bartholomew, J (2406)
34th World Open  (6)   Philadelphia USA
2006.07.03     1-0     B01

1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qa5 4.d4 c6 5.Nf3 Nf6 6.Ne5 Bf5 7.Bc4 e6 8.g4 Bg6 9.h4 Nbd7 10.Nxd7 Nxd7 11.h5 Be4 12.Rh3 Bd5 13.Bd3 c5 14.dxc5 Bc6 15.Bd2 Nxc5 16.Qe2 O-O-O 17.Bc4 Qc7 18.O-O-O Bd6 19.b4 Nd7 20.Nb5 Bxb5 21. Bxb5 Bf4 22.Kb2 Bxd2 23.Rxd2 Ne5 24.Rc3 Nc6 25.Rxd8+ Rxd8 26.Bxc6 bxc6 27. Qe4!

Kb7 28.Qxh7 Qe5 29.f4! Qxf4 30.Qxg7 Rd1 31.Qf8 Qc1+ 32.Kb3 Rd7 33.Qc5 Qh1 34.b5! Qd5+ 35.Qxd5 cxd5 36.h6 Kb6 37.h7 Rd8 38.Rf3 f5 39.g5

Lidums Checkmate Open: A Category 3 Grand Prix event - 8-9 July - South Australian Chess Centre. I have no details so far but hope to have a report for next week.

Victorian players will be saddened to learn of the recent death of former VCA Secretary and Box Hill Chess Club stalwart Fred Vanderlinde.

Fred's involvement in chess in Victoria encompassed several decades during which he served with enthusiasm and distinction in administrative posts at national, State and club levels.

In the days before email, Fred's many roles included those of ACF Councillor, VCA Secretary and Newsletter Editor. At club level he served several terms as President of Box Hill Chess Club, where his contributions were recognised by the awarding of Honorary Life Membership.

Fred endured deteriorating health in recent months and passed away on 8 July in his 81st year. Sympathies on behalf of his many chess friends and acquaintances have been conveyed to his wife Geraldine and family.

Equally sad news has been received concerning the death on July 7 of Elaine Kinnear, wife of Victorian chess personality and former Melbourne Chess Club President John Lavery. In recent years John and Elaine have lived in Barkers Creek, near Castlemaine, where John has become well-known for his involvement in country chess. The sympathies of the Victorian chess community are similarly extended to John and family at this sad time. - Chess Victoria.

Top-rated Australian female WIM Anastasia Sorokina played in the Women's Chess Cup 2006 in association with the soccer World Cup in Dresden, Germany. One player was invited from each country that qualified for the Footbal World Cup. It was a knockout event of 25 minutes plus 10 seconds per move with a very substantial prize fund of 15000 euros.

The event was won by Zsuzsa Polgar for the USA who beat Elisabeth Pähtz of Germany in the final.

- Leonid Sandler,
Captain of the Women's Olympiad Team 2004, 2006

Fischer Books Over 40s Tournament:

Adrian Rose

1   Rose, Adrian                 2029 6.5  
  2   Halpin, Pat                  2059 6    
  3   Bolens, Johny      NSW       1992 5    
 4-5  Lovejoy, David     QLD       1814 4.5  =4th and 1st under 2000
      Rewais, Sarwat               1813 4.5  =4th and 1st under 2000
6-10  Murrell, Malcolm R NSW       1751 4  =1st Under 1800  
      Pickering, Anthony           1747 4  =1st Under 1800   
      Rachmadi, Herman   NSW       1679 4  =1st Under 1800   
      Lane, Clive D      NSW       1687 4  =1st Under 1800  
      Tracey, Michael J  NSW       1415 4  1st Under 1600  
11-13 Greenwood, Norman  NSW       1467 3.5 =2nd Under 1600  
      Losh, Gary                   1461 3.5 =2nd Under 1600   
      Kolotas, Harry     NSW       1406 3.5 =2nd Under 1600   
14-16 Kovacs, Les        NSW       1517 3    
      Wall, Terence      NSW       1433 3    
      Kumar, Rakesh      NSW       1457 3    
17-18 Hartmann, Thomas             1650 2.5  
      Harris, Bruce                1299 2.5 1st Under 1400   
19-21 Baker, John A      NSW       1307 2 =2nd Under 1400   
      Gribin, Teresa               1532 2    
      Moore, Douglas     NSW       1398 2 =2nd Under 1400   
 22   Harrison, Joe      NSW       791  1    

In other NSW news, the Hakoah Cup at Bondi was won by J.Bolens on 7.5/9 followed by Dr V. Zeldovich 7.

Four Melbourne juniors - Sally and Derek Yu, Eugene Schon and Zhigen Wilson Lin - competed in the Fifth Dubai Juniors Chess Championship (Sheikh Rashid Bin Hamdan Al Maktoum Cup) in Dubai. There are 146 players from over 16 countries. More details at

Leonid Sandler and Zong Yuan Zhao have been appointed to the ACF Selections Committee. The next ACF meeting will be on July 17, via teleconference.

The Sydney University Chess Club is hosting the inaugural Australian Universities Rapid Championships 2006 on 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
For full details see the website

Full report next issue.

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We would like to inform you that the All India Chess Federation for the Blind will be organizing a world chess championship for the blind in Goa from 8-19 Oct, 2006. This is a world class championship which is held every 4 years. We feel elated and proud to inform you that we will be organizing this event for the first time in India. More than 35 countries have confirmed their participation. We have bagged this event after great difficulty as all the previous chess championships for the blind have been held in Europe only. Hence it’s a big challenge for us to make this event a successful one.

In view of this major event for the visually impaired we plan to organize pre-world cup events in major cities of the country. We would like to request an organization like yours to support us in all possible ways. We would like to know how we can join hands in order to take this event to all parts of the world. Hope to get a positive response from you. It will surely be a big boost for the visually impaired who need a same chance to compete equally in this world.

Thanking you in anticipation,

Yours truly,
Pankaj Athawale

World News:

Norwegian Championship: Leading Round 4 Standings: 1. Agdestein, Simen g NOR 2575 3.5; 2. Carlsen, Magnus g NOR 2673 3.0; 3. Sahl, Bjarke m DEN 2364 3.0; 4. Bae, Torstein f NOR 2284 3.0; 5. Tallaksen, Geir S f NOR 2356 3.0. Site : View games

Taiyuan Scheveningen: Top Chinese versus Western GMs. View games

3rd South Wales International: View games

Women's Chess Cup: Zsuzsa Polgar won the event for the USA beating Elisabeth Pähtz of Germany. Site : View games

Chinese Championships: Leading final standings: 1. Ni Hua (2607) - 7˝; 2-3. Zhang Zhong 2640 and Zhang Pengxiang (2623) - 7; 4-5. Zhou Jianchao (2525) and Wang Hao (2605) - 6; 6-7. Wang Yue (2598) and Li Shilong (2539) - 5˝; 8. Yu Shaoteng (2542) - 5; 9. Zhao Jun (2525) 4˝; 10-12. Bu Xiangzhi (2640), Xu Jun (2591) and Liang Chong (2514) - 4. Women's championship: 1. Li Ruofan (2391) - 8˝; 2. Wang Pin (2393) - 7˝; 3-4. Zhao Xue (2423) and Hou Yifan (2298) - 7; 5-7. Ruan Lufei (2370), Gu Xiaobing (2371) and Huang Qian (2391) - 5˝. Site : View games

Parimarjan Negi of India has become the second youngest grandmaster of all time at the age of 13 years, 3 months and 22 days (5 days younger than Norway's Magnus Carlsen in 2004). The youngest GM ever was Sergey Karjakin of Ukraine at the age of 12 years and 7 months in 2002. - Peter Parr

Atatürk chess centre in Turkey:

The Turkish Chess Federation has established an impressive chess centre in Ankara. The 1000 sq m facility consists of the Kahraman Olgac Library (1500 titles), Nevzat Suer Tournament Hall, a cafeteria and meeting rooms. There is a wireless internet connection on the floor available to guests for free. The centre will house the Turkish Chess Federation with rooms for the president, deputy president, general secretary and board of administration. The new centre was purchased on November 2005 for 850.000 euros with an additional 200.000 euros spent on renovations. Spor-Toto, the National Betting Company of Turkey, provided sponsorship.


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Vocaturo, D (2402)    --    Malakhatko, V (2559)
2nd Open  (3)   San Marino SMR
2006.06.07     0-1     C11

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.Nce2 c5 6.c3 Nc6 7.f4 b5 8.a3 Rb8 9.Nf3 a5 10.f5 exf5 11.Nf4 Be7 12.Nxd5 O-O 13.Bf4 cxd4 14.cxd4 Nb6 15. Nxe7+ Nxe7 16.e6 Bxe6 17.Bxb8 Qxb8 18.Be2 Nc4 19.Bxc4 Bxc4 20.b3 Bd5 21. O-O Nc6 22.Re1 Rd8 23.Ne5 Qa7 24.Nxc6 Bxc6 25.Kh1 h6 26.Qc2 Be4 27.Qe2 Rxd4 28.Qxb5

Bxg2+!! 29.Kxg2 Rg4+ 30.Kf3 Qa8+ 31.Ke3 Qe4+ 32.Kd2 Rg2+ 33. Re2 Qd4+ 34.Kc2 Rxe2+ 35.Qxe2 Qxa1 36.Qe8+ Kh7 37.Qxf7 Qe5 38.h4 Qe4+ 39. Kd2 f4 40.h5 Qe3+ 41.Kd1 f3 42.Qf5+ Kg8 43.Qd5+ Kf8 44.Qd6+ Kf7 45.Qg6+ Kg8 46.Qg3 Qd3+ 47.Kc1 Qf1+ 48.Kd2 Qg2+

Negi, P (2445)    --    Delchev, A (2640)
2nd Open  (4)   San Marino SMR
2006.06.07     0-1     C91

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 d6 8. c3 O-O 9.d4 Bg4 10.d5 Na5 11.Bc2 Qc8 12.Nbd2 c6 13.b4 Nb7 14.dxc6 Qxc6 15. Bb2 Nd8 16.Nf1 Ne6 17.h3 Bh5 18.Ng3 Bxf3 19.Qxf3 g6 20.Bb3 Rac8 21.Rac1 Qb7 22.Rcd1 Rc7 23.Nf1 Rfc8 24.h4 a5 25.Ne3 a4 26.Bd5 Qa7 27.a3 Nf4 28.Ba2 Rxc3!? 29.Bxc3 Rxc3 30.g3 N4h5 31.Qe2 Nxe4 32.Rd3 Nhf6 33.Red1 Bd8 34.Qf3 Rxd3 35.Rxd3 Bb6 36.Kg2 Kg7 37.g4 h6 38.Bd5

Nxf2!! 39.Kxf2 Bxe3+ 40.Rxe3 Qd4! 41.Ba2 Nxg4+ 42.Kg3 Qxe3 43.Kxg4 f5+ 44.Kg3 Qg1+ 45.Kh3 h5 46.Qg2 Qe3+ 47.Qg3 Qc1 48.Qg5 Qf1+ 49.Kg3 f4+ 50.Kh2 Qf2+ 51.Qg2 Qxh4+ 52.Kg1 Kh6 53.Bf7 Qf6 54.Be8 Qf5 55.Bc6 Qb1+ 56.Kf2 Qb2+ 57.Kg1 Qxa3 58.Qe4 Qc1+ 59. Kh2 Qd2+ 60.Kh1 a3 61.Be8 Qd1+ 62.Kh2 Qg4 63.Qc2 Qg3+ 64.Kh1 Qe1+ 65.Kh2 e4 66.Bc6 f3 67.Bxe4 Qe2+

Milov, V (2625)    --    Pantsulaia, L (2611)
2nd Open  (4)   San Marino SMR
2006.06.07     1-0     A67

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c5 4.d5 exd5 5.cxd5 d6 6.e4 g6 7.f4 Bg7 8. Bb5+ Nfd7 9.Nf3 O-O 10.O-O a6 11.Bd3 b5 12.a3 Re8 13.Qe1 Bb7 14.Qg3 c4 15. Bc2 a5 16.Kh1 b4 17.axb4 axb4 18.Rxa8 Bxa8 19.Nd1 Qa5 20.Ne3 Qa2 21.e5 b3 22.Be4 Nc5 23.Ng5 Nbd7 24.Qh3 Nf8 25.f5 Rxe5 26.f6 Rxg5 27.fxg7 Nfd7

28. Rxf7!! Qa7 29.Qh6 Qb8 30.Re7 Nxe4 31.Rxe4 Re5 32.Rxe5 Nxe5 33.Qg5 Qb4 34. Qh4 Qa5 35.h3 Qc7 36.Bd2 Qxg7 37.Bc3 g5 38.Qd4 Qf7 39.Qb6 Qf4 40.Qxd6 Qxe3 41.Bxe5 Qa7 42.Qd8+ Kf7 43.Qf6+

Kuljasevic, D (2408)    --    Svetushkin, D (2552)
2nd Open  (6)   San Marino SMR
2006.06.09     0-1     D35

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 e6 5.Bg5 Nbd7 6.cxd5 exd5 7.e3 Be7 8.Bd3 Ne4 9.Bxe7 Qxe7 10.Bxe4 dxe4 11.Nd2 Nf6 12.Qc2 Bf5 13.O-O O-O 14.a3 Rfe8 15.Rfc1 h5 16.b4 a6 17.Qb2 h4 18.a4 Rad8 19.b5 h3 20.g3 axb5 21.axb5 c5 22.Ne2 Bg4 23.Nb3 cxd4 24.Nexd4 Nd7 25.Rc7 Qf6 26.Rxb7 Ne5 27.Qb1 Nf3+ 28.Nxf3 Qxf3 29.Qf1 Rd3 30.Rb1

( 30.Nd4 Rxd4!! 31.exd4 e3! 32.Rc7 e2 )
30...Rc8 31.Nd4

Rxd4 32.exd4 e3 33.Re7 e2 34.Rxe2 Qxe2 35.Qxe2 Bxe2 36.f4 Kf8 37.Kf2 Bg4 38.b6 Ke7 39.Rb5 g6 40.Ke3 Kd6 41.d5 Bd7 42.Ra5 Rb8

Negi, P (2445)    --    Efimenko, Z (2648)
2nd Open  (6)   San Marino SMR
2006.06.09     1-0     B99

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 e6 7.f4 Be7 8. Qf3 Nbd7 9.O-O-O Qc7 10.g4 h6 11.Bxf6 Bxf6 12.h4 Qb6 13.Nb3 Nc5 14.Nxc5 Qxc5 15.e5! dxe5 16.Ne4 Qa5 17.Nd6+ Kf8 18.g5 e4 19.Qxe4 Be7 20.Bc4 Qc7

21.Nxf7!! Kxf7 22.f5 hxg5
( 22...Qc6 23.fxe6+ Bxe6 24.Rhf1+ )
23.fxe6+ Kg8 24.hxg5 Bxg5+ 25.Kb1 Qe7 26.Rd8+!! 1-0

Sebag, M (2434)    --    Chang, S (2091)
Women's Chess Cup  (5.2)   Dresden GER
2006.07.08     1-0     B51

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bb5+ Nc6 4.O-O Nf6 5.Re1 e5 6.c3 Bg4 7.h3 Bh5 8. d3 Be7 9.Nbd2 O-O 10.Nf1 Rc8 11.Ng3 Bg6 12.Ba4 Nh5 13.Bb3 Nxg3 14.fxg3 Kh8 15.g4 Bh4 16.Rf1 h5 17.Nh2 hxg4 18.Qxg4 Bf6 19.Nf3 Ne7 20.Bg5 Bxg5 21.Nxg5 d5 22.Kh1 c4 23.dxc4 dxc4 24.Ba4 Nc6 25.Rad1 Qb6


Sebag, M (2434)    --    Paehtz, E (2438)
Women's Chess Cup  (6.2)   Dresden GER
2006.07.08     0-1     B07

1.e4 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.Nc3 d6 4.g3 Nf6 5.Bg2 O-O 6.Nge2 Nbd7 7.h3 c5 8. O-O Rb8 9.a4 b6 10.f4 cxd4 11.Nxd4 Bb7 12.Nb3 Nc5 13.Re1 Nfd7 14.Kh2 Rc8 15.Nd4 a6 16.Be3 e5 17.Nb3 exf4 18.gxf4 Qe7 19.Nxc5 Nxc5 20.Bf2 Rfe8 21. Rb1 Qd7 22.Nd5 Bxd5 23.Qxd5 Qxa4 24.c3 Qc2 25.Bxc5 Rxc5! 26.Qxd6

Didn't see that one coming :)
( 27.fxg5 Be5+ )
27...Rxg2+!! 28.Rxg2 Qxb1 -+ 29.e5 Qf5 30.Qd4 b5 31.Re2 h5 32.Qe4 Qxe4 33. Rxe4 Rd8 34.e6 fxe6 35.Rxe6 Rd2+ 36.Kg3 Rxb2 37.Rxa6 Bxc3 38.Rxg6+ Kf7 39. Rb6 b4 40.Kh4 Rf2 41.Kxh5 Rxf4 42.Kg5 Re4 43.h4 Re6 44.Rb7+ Re7 45.Rb6 Bd2+ 46.Kf5 Kg7 47.Rg6+ Kh7 48.Rb6 Re3 49.Kg4 b3 50.Rb7+ Kg8 51.h5 Re4+ 52.Kf5 Rb4 53.Rd7 b2 54.Rd8+ Kh7 55.Rd7+ Kh6 56.Rd6+ Kxh5 0-1

Sebag, M (2434)    --    Lujan, C (2378)
Women's Chess Cup  (7.1)   Dresden GER
2006.07.08     0-1     B22

1.e4 c5 2.c3 d5 3.exd5 Qxd5 4.d4 Nf6 5.Nf3 Bg4 6.Be2 e6 7.O-O Nc6 8. h3 Bh5 9.Be3 cxd4 10.cxd4 Be7 11.Nc3 Qd6 12.a3 O-O 13.Qb3 a6 14.Rfd1 Rfd8 15.Rac1 b5 16.Rd2 Na5 17.Qa2 Rac8 18.g4 Bg6 19.Ne5 Nd5! 20.Nxg6 hxg6 21. Kg2 Nf4+ 22.Bxf4 Qxf4 23.Rdd1 Nc4

( 23...Rxd4 24.Rxd4 Qxd4 25.Nxb5!! Qe4+ 26.Bf3 )
24.d5 Bh4 25.Rf1 exd5 26.Bf3 Nd2 27.Bxd5 Nxf1 28.Rxf1 Rc5 29.Bf3 Rd3 30. Bb7 Rg5 31.Ne2

Rxg4+!! 32.hxg4 Qxg4+ 33.Ng3 Bxg3 34.fxg3 Qxg3+ 35.Kh1 Qh3+ 36.Kg1 Rg3+ 37.Kf2 Qh2+ 38.Ke1 Re3+ 39.Kd1 Qe2+

Sebag, M (2434)    --    Lujan, C (2378)
Women's Chess Cup  (7.3)   Dresden GER
2006.07.08     1-0     B22

1.c3 c5 2.e4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.exd5 Qxd5 5.d4 Nf6 6.Be2 Be7 7.O-O Nc6 8. c4 Qd8 9.dxc5 Qxd1 10.Rxd1 Bxc5 11.Nc3 b6 12.a3 Bb7 13.b4 Be7 14.Bf4 O-O 15.Nb5 Rfd8 16.Bc7 Rdc8 17.Bd6 Bd8 18.Bg3 Ne4 19.Rd7 Nxg3 20.hxg3 Ba6 21. Rad1 Kf8 22.Nd6

Rc7 23.Rxc7 Bxc7 24.b5 Ke7 25.Nxf7 Kxf7 26.Rd7+ Ne7 27. Rxc7 Bc8 28.Ne5+ Ke8 29.Bf3 Rb8 30.Rxe7+ Kxe7 31.Nc6+ Kd6 32.Nxb8 Kc5 33. Nc6 Kxc4 34.Nxa7 Bd7 35.Bc6
An impressive massacre

Vescovi, G (2619)    --    Ni Hua (2607)
GM Scheveningen  (1)   Taiyuan CHN
2006.07.10     0-1     C10

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 dxe4 5.Nxe4 Nbd7 6.Nf3 h6 7.Nxf6+ Nxf6 8.Be3 Nd5 9.Bd2 c5 10.Bc4 a6 11.Qe2 b5 12.Bd3 c4 13.Be4 Bb7 14.Ne5 Bd6 15.Qh5 Rf8!? 16.Qe2 Qc7 17.Bf3 c3 18.bxc3 Nxc3 19.Qd3 Bxe5 20.Bxc3 Bxf3 21.Qxf3 Rc8 22.Bb2

( 22...Qxc2 23.Rc1 Qxc1+ 24.Bxc1 Rxc1+ 25.Kd2 Rxh1 26.dxe5 ! f6 27.Qc6+ Kf7 28.Qd7+ )
23.dxe5 Qb4+ 24.c3 Qxb2 25.O-O Qxc3 26.Qg4 Qxe5 27.Rae1 h5 28.Qf3 Qc5 29. Qf4 g5 30.Qf6 Rc7 31.Re3 Rg8 32.Rd1 Qd6 33.Ree1 Qe7 34.Qf3 Kf8 35.Qxh5 Kg7 36.Re5 Rc5 37.Re3 Rh8 38.Qe2 Rd8 39.Re1 Qf6 40.h3 Rdd5 41.Re4 Rd4 42.f3 a5 43.Qe3 Rcd5 44.a3 b4 45.axb4 axb4 46.Qb3 Rxe4 47.Rxe4 Rd4 48.Re1 Qf4 49. Rb1 Qd2 50.Kh2 Kf6 51.Qa4 Qf4+ 52.Kh1 Qe3 53.Qb5 Qe5 54.Qb6 Kg7 55.Kg1 Qe3+ 56.Kh2 Qf4+ 57.Kh1 Rc4 58.Re1 Rc1 0-1

Timofeev, Arty (2657)    --    Wang Hao (2610)
GM Scheveningen  (1)   Taiyuan CHN
2006.07.10     0-1     C11

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.f4 c5 6.Nf3 Nc6 7.Be3 Be7 8. Qd2 O-O 9.Be2 a6 10.O-O b5 11.Nd1 b4 12.Nf2 Qb6 13.c3 a5 14.g4 Ba6 15.Nd3 bxc3 16.bxc3 cxd4 17.cxd4 Nb4 18.f5 Rac8 19.Nfe1 Bg5!? 20.Nxb4 Bxe3+ 21. Qxe3 Bxe2 22.Rf4 Qxb4 23.Qxe2

g5!? 24.fxg6 fxg6 25.Rxf8+ Rxf8 26.Qe3 Nb6 27.Nd3 Qa3 28.Rf1 Rxf1+ 29.Kxf1 Nc4 30.Qh3 Qxa2 31.g5 Qb1+ 32.Kf2 Qc2+ 33. Kf1 Qd1+ 34.Ne1 Nd2+ 35.Kf2 Ne4+ 36.Kf1 Nxg5 37.Qc3 Qg4 38.Qxa5 Qf4+ 39. Kg2 Qe4+ 40.Kf1 Qh1+ 41.Ke2 Qxh2+ 42.Kd1 Ne4 43.Nd3 Nf2+ 44.Kc2 Nxd3+ 45. Kxd3 Qf4 46.Kc3 h5 47.Qb6 Qf5 48.Qd8+ Kg7 49.Qe7+ Qf7 50.Qd8 Qf3+ 51.Kd2 Qf5 52.Kc3 g5 53.Qe7+ Kh6 54.Kb4 h4 55.Qe8 h3 56.Qh8+ Kg6 57.Kc5 g4 58.Kd6 Kg5 59.Qd8+ Kf4 60.Qh4 Kf3 61.Qe1 g3 62.Qd1+ Kf4 63.Qd2+ Kg4 64.Qe2+ Qf3 65.Qc2 h2 66.Qg6+ Kh3

Jansson, J (2300)    --    Elsness, F (2428)
ch-NOR  (1)   Moss NOR
2006.07.08     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 Qxb2 9.Nb3 Qa3 10.Bxf6 gxf6 11.Be2 h5 12.O-O Nd7 13.Kh1 Nc5 14.f5 Bd7 15.fxe6 fxe6 16.Rxf6 Nxb3 17.cxb3 Qc5 18.b4 Qe5 19.Rf3 h4 20.Rb1 h3 21.g3 b5 22.Bd3 Bh6 23.Qe1 Bc6 24.Nd1 Rf8 25.Rxf8+ Kxf8 26.Nf2 Kg7 27.Qe2 Rf8 28.Re1 d5 29.Ng4 dxe4!! 30.Bb1 e3+ 31.Kg1 Qd5 32.Qb2+ e5 33.Qxe5+ Qxe5 34. Nxe5 Bg2 35.Ng4 e2 36.Nf2 Rc8 37.Ng4 Bd2 38.Rxe2 Rc1+ 39.Kf2 Rf1#


Carlsen, M (2673)    --    Lie, K (2536)
ch-NOR  (3)   Moss NOR
2006.07.10     1-0     B35

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 g6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Bg7 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.Be3 Nf6 7.Bc4 Qa5 8.O-O O-O 9.Bb3 d6 10.h3 Bd7 11.Qe1 Rfe8 12.Rd1 Rac8 13.f4 Nd8 14.Bf2 e5 15.fxe5 Qxe5 16.Nf3 Qh5 17.Rxd6 Bxh3 18.gxh3 Qxf3 19.Bg3 Qh5 20.Rdxf6 Bxf6 21.Rxf6 Qxh3 22.Qf2 Ne6 23.Nd5 Ng5

24.Rxf7!! Rxc2
( 24...Nxf7 25.Nf6+ Kh8 26.Nxe8 Rxe8 27.Qf6+ )
25.Ne7+ Kh8 26.Be5# 1-0

Golubev, M (2484)    --    Korchnoi, V (2607)
Pivdenny Bank Geller Mem  (2)   Odessa UKR
2006.07.02     1-0     C51

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.b4 Bb6 5.a4 a6 6.Nc3 d6 7.Nd5 Nf6 8. Nxb6 cxb6 9.d3 Be6 10.Bxe6 fxe6 11.c3 O-O 12.O-O Qe8 13.Be3 Nd7 14.d4 exd4 15.Nxd4 Nce5 16.Qb3 Rf6 17.Bg5 Rg6 18.f4 Nf7 19.f5!? exf5 20.Nxf5!? Kh8

( 20...Rxg5 21.Nxd6 )
21.Be7!? Nde5 22.Rad1 Qd7 23.Qd5 Re8

24.Nxd6!? Nxd6
( 24...Rxe7 25.Nxf7+ Rxf7 26.Qxe5 )
( 24...Rxd6 25.Bxd6 Nxd6 26.Qxd6 )
25.Qxe5 Qg4 26.g3 Qxe4? 27.Bxd6!! 1-0

Bogdanovich, S (2190)    --    Zhukova, N (2425)
Pivdenny Bank Geller Mem  (2)   Odessa UKR
2006.07.02     0-1     C08

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 a6 4.Ngf3 c5 5.exd5 exd5 6.dxc5 Bxc5 7.Nb3 Bb6 8.Nbd4 Nc6 9.Be2 Nf6 10.O-O O-O 11.h3 Ne4 12.Be3 Re8 13.Re1 Bc7 14.c3 Qd6 15.Rc1 h6 16.Bd3 Bd7 17.Bb1 Rad8 18.Rc2 Ne7 19.Rce2 Ng6 20.Bc2 Nh4! 21.Kf1

Nxg2!! 22.Kxg2 Qg6+ 23.Ng5 Bxh3+!! 24.Kg1 f5 25.Bxe4 Rxe4 26.Qd2 Rg4+

Korchnoi, V (2607)    --    Bogdanovich, S (2190)
Pivdenny Bank Geller Mem  (3)   Odessa UKR
2006.07.02     1-0     D20

1.c4 e6 2.Nc3 d5 3.d4 dxc4 4.e4 c5 5.d5 exd5 6.Nxd5 Bd6 7.Bxc4 Nc6 8.Nf3 h6 9.e5 Bb8 10.Be3 b6 11.Qa4 Bb7 12.O-O-O Qc8 13.Rd2 Ne7 14.Nf4 O-O 15.e6 f6 16.Rd7 a6

17.Nd5!! b5 18.Qc2 bxc4 19.Rxe7!!
( 19.Rxe7 Bd6 20.Qg6!! Nxe7 21.Nxe7+ Bxe7 22.Bxh6 )

Grand Prix tournaments:

Full details at the 2006 Grand Prix site

The organisers of the "ANU Open" have decided to upgrade the event from Class 3 to Class 4 Grand Prix Event. ANU Open: July 22-23; Cat 4; 7 round Swiss, 1hr + 10s/move; Total prizes: $3000; First $1000. $70/$50 entry fee. Details

Other events:

Fischerbooks Weekender: for over-40s; 8-9 July at Norths, Abbot St, Cammeray. 7 rounds. Details Brett Tindall Tel 8756 5974

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:

NSW Rapid Play: 20 minutes/10 seconds per move; Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club, 117 Ryedale Rd, West Ryde; Sunday 16 July. Registration closes 10.30am. 7 rounds Swiss. Entry Fees: $25. Prizes: 1st $300 2nd $150 etc. 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

Melbourne Chess Club July Weekender: 29-30 July; 5 rounds; 66 Leicester Street, Fitzroy; Details Email:

International events:

Malaysia chess challenge: 11 rounds, under-2200 event. 21-27 August. Details

IGB 3rd Dato Arthur Tan Malaysia Open Chess Championship Details

26th Astro Merdeka Chess Team Championship Details

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
19 Gill Avenue, Avoca Beach, NSW 2251
02 4382 4525
0408 824525


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