Australian Chess Federation newsletter
No. 379, July 26, 2006

World Youth u16 Olympiad
World Youth Chess Championships - Under 18
World Seniors
ANU Open
SA Junior
Queensland Girls
Aussies overseas
2006 Aust Schools Teams, 2007 Aust Junior
World Youth - call for donations
World News
Grand Prix
Other Events

World Youth u16 Chess Olympiad

The World Youth u16 Olympiad is to be held in Agri, Turkey, from 5 to 13 August 2006. Teams of 4 players will compete. A team to represent Australia was chosen earlier this year and its composition was finalised recently. The team, in board order, is Zhigen Wilson Lin, Rukman Vijayakumar, Ben Harris and Derek Yu. They will be accompanied by two parents, Max Harris and Srikanthy Vijayakumar who will be Team Managers.

As at 26 July, 110 players were registered comprising teams from 22 countries. Most of these are from Aisa, the Middle East and nearby Eastern European countries but there are also teams from Sweden, Switzerland, South Africa and Canada.

Our team is looking forward to an interesting and challenging event and the Australian Chess Federation wishes them the best of good fortune.

Information regarding the event can be obtained from the Turkish Chess Federation Website at For an English language version, click on the Union flag at the top left of the home page.

- Denis Jessop
ACF President

World Youth Chess Championships - Under 18 Boys

This event is to be held in Batumi, Georgia, a Black Sea resort, from 18 to 29 October 2006. Entries close on 18 August 2006 after which a late fee of 100 Euros is payable.

Last week we announced that the ACF Council had selected Dusan Stojic for this category. All of the players originally selected had either decided not to go or are the no. 1 selection for a younger age group.

Some complications have arisen in that Dusan has not accepted selection as requested. The ACF Council has instructed me to call for fresh applications to represent Australia in this category. Because of time pressures, it may not be possible to hold a normal selection process. Any interested player should contact me within 7 days of the date of this Newsletter, supplying the information required by the ACF Selection Procedures By-laws. Please do not send communications to Brett Tindall as I believe he is overseas until some time in August. A convenient note of the information required is on the form used for the original selections and can be found here.

Previous applicants can apply. The ACF does not necessarily undertake to select anyone as the u 18 category is of a very high standard and we want our representative to be of a sufficient strength to acquit himself well.

My contact details are:

Phone: (02) 6288 1935
Mobile: 0418 278 324
Post: 33 Cargelligo Street
Duffy ACT 2611

- Denis Jessop
ACF President

World Seniors Chess Championship

The World Seniors Championship is to be held in Arvier, Valle d'Aosta, Italy from 11 to 23 September 2006. Entries close on 15 August 2006.

In the past the ACF has held a selection for representation at this event. But this year, the regulations for the event do not seem to give any special benefits to the first selection of a national federation or to require national federation endorsement of entries. Instead, they give free accommodation to one player per FIDE Zone which makes selection of the player somewhat impractical for the Oceania Zone. I am seeking clarification from the organisers on these matters.

Meanwhile, as time is running short, I suggest that any Australian person interested in playing should contact the organisers direct and copy their communication to me at in case I need to be involved. The matter is not made easier as I cannot find an entry form on the event's website. It is and can also be reached via the FIDE website.

- Denis Jessop
ACF President

ANU Open:

NSW's Jonny Bolens was the surprise of this event, taking second after scoring upset wins against Andras Toth (2439) and George Xie (2316). ACF Secretary Jey Hoole scored a stunning upset in round 1, downing Igor Goldenberg (2354).

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

1  Rogers, Ian             NSW   2599 6.5   42:W 32:W 23:W  6:W  5:D  2:W  4:W
2  Bolens, Johny           NSW   1992 6     77:W 39:W 10:W  9:W  3:W  1:L  6:W
3  Toth, Andras            OS    2439 6     47:W 16:W 12:W 14:W  2:L  8:W  7:W
4  Sales, Jesse Noel       OS    2385 5.5   72:W 24:W  9:D 19:W 11:W  5:W  1:L
5  Bjelobrk, Igor          NSW   2369 5.5   49:W 18:W 22:W  8:W  1:D  4:L 15:W
6  Wright, Neil S          NSW   2108 5     43:W 46:W 15:W  1:L 22:W 16:W  2:L
7  Hu, Jason               NSW   2020 5     52:W 66:W 14:L 46:W 13:W 10:W  3:L
8  Stojic, Dusan           VIC   2067 5     48:W 34:W 21:W  5:L 32:W  3:L 24:W
9  Oliver, Gareth          ACT   2048 5     41:W 33:W  4:D  2:L 36:W 17:W 11:D
10 Xie, George             NSW   2316 5     68:W 26:W  2:L 35:W 12:W  7:L 22:W
11 Illingworth, Max        NSW   1880 5     25:D 65:W 36:W 17:W  4:L 18:W  9:D
12 Moylan, Laura A         NSW   2054 5     60:W 20:W  3:L 34:W 10:L 27:W 23:W
13 Goldenberg, Igor        VIC   2354 5     58:L 63:W 42:W 24:W  7:L 34:W 21:W
14 Farrell, Roger S        ACT   2113 4.5   40:W 35:W  7:W  3:L 21:L 54:W 16:D
15 Mendes da Costa, Alex   NSW   1909 4.5   73:W 28:W  6:L 27:D 19:W 21:W  5:L
16 Hoang, Khoi             ACT   1786 4.5   37:W  3:L 58:W 28:W 23:W  6:L 14:D
17 Voon, Richard           VIC   1877 4.5   50:W 19:D 59:W 11:L 33:W  9:L 25:W
18 Oliver, Shannon         ACT   1778 4.5   31:W  5:L 48:W 50:W 27:D 11:L 33:W
19 Yuan, Yi                ACT   1584 4.5   62:W 17:D 25:W  4:L 15:L 38:W 35:W
20 Brown, Andrew           ACT   1702 4.5   56:W 12:L 41:W 22:L 52:W 26:D 37:W
21 Stojic, Svetozar        VIC   1869 4     44:W 29:W  8:L 38:W 14:W 15:L 13:L
22 Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija VIC   2030 4     64:W 27:W  5:L 20:W  6:L 31:W 10:L
23 Ikeda, Junta            ACT   2066 4     51:W 76:W  1:L 26:W 16:L 46:W 12:L
24 Reading, Jeremy         ACT   1765 4     38:W  4:L 49:W 13:L 41:W 47:W  8:L
25 Guo, Emma               ACT   1247 4     11:D 30:W 19:L 40:D 39:W 32:W 17:L
26 Grcic, Milan            ACT   1768 4     61:W 10:L 64:W 23:L 40:W 20:D 28:D
27 Marsden, John A         NSW   1677 4     78:W 22:L 52:W 15:D 18:D 12:L 49:W
28 Petersons, Haralds      ACT   1609 4     70:W 15:L 56:W 16:L 38:D 44:W 26:D
29 Dick, Graham            NSW   1581 4     67:W 21:L 53:W 32:L 31:L 60:W 48:W
30 Rout, Ian C             ACT   1777 4     65:D 25:L 45:W 36:L 55:W 37:D 47:W
31 Yoon, Sunny             ACT   1175 4     18:L 47:L 70:W 43:W 29:W 22:L 46:W
32 Hvistendahl, Robert     NSW   1778 3.5   57:W  1:L 47:W 29:W  8:L 25:L 42:D
33 Saksena, Kaushik        NSW   1677 3.5   74:W  9:L 37:W  0:D 17:L 51:W 18:L
34 Guo-Yuthok, Sherab      ACT   1716 3.5   55:W  8:L 51:W 12:L 49:W 13:L 43:D
35 Ali, Mosaddeque         ACT   1752 3.5   45:W 14:L 43:W 10:L 48:D 58:W 19:L
36 Wang, Zhengbo           WA    1754 3.5   63:D 58:W 11:L 30:W  9:L 48:D 40:D
37 Lloyd, Aidan            ACT   1185 3.5   16:L 62:W 33:L 68:W 66:+ 30:D 20:L
38 Nguyen, Van             ACT   1023 3.5   24:L 72:W 39:W 21:L 28:D 19:L 58:W
39 Andre, Francois         OS    1660 3.5   69:W  2:L 38:L 59:W 25:L 52:W 41:D
40 Chow, Justin            ACT   1450 3.5   14:L 45:D 72:W 25:D 26:L 69:W 36:D
41 Waters, William         ACT   1310 3.5    9:L 74:W 20:L 67:W 24:L 53:W 39:D
42 Ramakrishna, Gogulapati ACT   1576 3.5    1:L 57:W 13:L 52:L 56:W 65:W 32:D
43 Beltrami, Matthew       ACT   1446 3.5    6:L 77:W 35:L 31:L 71:W 50:W 34:D
44 Eldridge-Smith, Leif    ACT   1227 3.5   21:L 67:L 75:W 58:D 61:W 28:L 60:W
45 Li, James               ACT   901  3.5   35:L 40:D 30:L 77:W 58:L 74:W 61:W
46 Szuveges, Narelle S     VIC   1730 3     53:W  6:L 73:W  7:L 50:W 23:L 31:L
47 Chuang, Howard          ACT   1537 3      3:L 31:W 32:L 64:W 53:W 24:L 30:L
48 Mugford, Stephen        ACT   1414 3      8:L 55:W 18:L 56:W 35:D 36:D 29:L
49 Egan, Bill              ACT   1509 3      5:L 61:W 24:L 73:W 34:L 64:W 27:L
50 Murphy, Peter R         ACT   1241 3     17:L 78:W 76:W 18:L 46:L 43:L 69:W
51 Bisson, Danny Wayne     NSW   1383 3     23:L 75:W 34:L 61:D 63:W 33:L 55:D
52 Oliver, Tamzin L        ACT   1272 3      7:L 71:W 27:L 42:W 20:L 39:L 63:W
53 Setiabudi, Megan        ACT   879  3     46:L 68:W 29:L 57:W 47:L 41:L 65:W
54 Press, Shaun P          ACT   1711 3      0:D 59:L 67:W 63:W  0:D 14:L  0: 
55 Zhang, Taiyang          ACT   851  3     34:L 48:L 71:W 60:D 30:L 68:W 51:D
56 McGlynn, Daniel         ACT   775  3     20:L 60:W 28:L 48:L 42:L 67:W 64:W
57 Smith, Kayleigh         ACT   1181 3     32:L 42:L 74:D 53:L 75:D 71:W 70:W
58 Hoole, Jeyaranjan       ACT   1470 2.5   13:W 36:L 16:L 44:D 45:W 35:L 38:L
59 Bishop, Joshua          ACT   837  2.5    0:D 54:W 17:L 39:L 60:L 61:L 74:W
60 Kamaras, Con            NSW   1323 2.5   12:L 56:L 69:W 55:D 59:W 29:L 44:L
61 Oliver, Tony            ACT   1105 2.5   26:L 49:L 78:W 51:D 44:L 59:W 45:L
62 Cao, Andy               ACT        2.5   19:L 37:L  0:D  0:D 64:L 73:W 68:D
63 Setiabudi, Allen        ACT   1000 2     36:D 13:L 65:W 54:L 51:L 70:D 52:L
64 Xing, Edward            ACT   1284 2     22:L 69:W 26:L 47:L 62:W 49:L 56:L
65 Dunn, Paul              ACT   1132 2     30:D 11:L 63:L 74:D 67:W 42:L 53:L
66 Maguire, Jesse          ACT   1613 2     71:W  7:L  0:D  0:D 37:-  0:   0: 
67 Chitturi, Sathya        ACT        2     29:L 44:W 54:L 41:L 65:L 56:L 78:W
68 Marks, Joe              ACT   1464 2     10:L 53:L 77:W 37:L 74:D 55:L 62:D
69 Van Dijk, Marieke       VIC   644  2     39:L 64:L 60:L 78:W 73:W 40:L 50:L
70 Gupte, Niranjan         ACT   564  2     28:L 73:L 31:L 75:D 78:W 63:D 57:L
71 Xing, Benjamin          ACT   644  2     66:L 52:L 55:L 72:W 43:L 57:L 77:W
72 Jaksic, David           ACT   1522 2      4:L 38:L 40:L 71:L 77:W 75:W  0: 
73 Nater, Carl             VIC   1249 1.5   15:L 70:W 46:L 49:L 69:L 62:L 75:D
74 Zhang, Yijun            ACT   694  1.5   33:L 41:L 57:D 65:D 68:D 45:L 59:L
75 Nicholson, Jennie       ACT   715  1.5   76:L 51:L 44:L 70:D 57:D 72:L 73:D
76 Bartlett, Stephen C     ACT   1690 1     75:W 23:L 50:L  0:   0:   0:   0: 

James Griggs has won the South Australian Junior Championship with 6.5/8.

U16 Fedja Zulfic 6
U15 Malcolm Borg 6
U14 Sophie Eustace 6
U13 Calvin Fong

U12 Alaistair Cameron 1st; Katrina Knapp 2nd
U11 Natalia Bortsova
U10 Lachlan Cameron

Queensland Girls' Championship:
1st Alex Jule
2nd Molly McGarity
3rd Jessica Kinder

U/16 Molly McGarity
U/14 Danielle Kinder
U/12 Abbie Kanagarajah and Leteisha Simmonds
U/10 Ulani Powell and Alannah Byrne
U/8 No one eligible

- Gail Young

Aussies overseas: International Master Aleksandar Wohl of Wilsons Creek, NSW, rated 2428, was seeded 18th in the Oberwart Open in Austria but finished 6th - 12th equal in the 158 player event scoring 6.5/9.

The Kincoppal Czeckeroos under 12 team (A.Tayeh, J.Sitch, S.Soltysik, J.Steyn) from Sydney scored 11.5/28 in the World School Teams (U 16) Championship in Pardubice, Czech Republic. FIDE Trainer and FIDE Master Brett Tindall, the team coach, is now competing in the Pardubice Open with 1825 players from 46 countries. Tindall (2267) is seeded 273 in the 406 player main event which has 231 titled players including 58 GM's and 120 IM's. Tindall lost to IM Klimov (RUS 2481) and drew with Mukhlisov (RUS 2114) in the first two rounds. Top seed is GM David Navara (CZE 2719) - Peter Parr

The 2006 World Youth Chess Tournament, endorsed by FIDE, is being held from 18th to 29th Oct, 2006 in Batumi, Georgia. The World Youth Australian Chess Team would very much appreciate all financial support from the wider Chess community that will be helping to invest in the future of Junior Chess. The categories for the event are U18, U16, U14, U12, U10, U8 for both boys & girls. To date, there are 18 players who have committed to go. However, the costs to represent Australia at such an event incurs enormous costs (e.g. airfares, coaching, uniforms etc...), and many good players are unable to go.

Unlike Australia, various countries such as USA, China, Vietnam, India will be sending a large contingent as they have funding. We therefore urgently seek your support as the sport of chess is not supported by any Government funding.

All donors will be published on the ACF newsletter. In addition, they will also receive a daily bulletin email on the progress of the Australian Junior Chess Team during the event.

All donations are gladly welcome (even anonymous) and cheques can be made payable to the Australian Chess Federation and posted to Eunice Koh to:-

World Youth Chess Tournament
C/- E Koh
PO Box 262
Penshurst NSW 2222

Thanks very much on behalf of the Team.

Best regards
- Eunice Koh
Team Manager - World Youth Chess

These young players are the future of Aussie chess - so please give generously! - Ed

2006 Australian Schools Teams Championship and 2007 Australian Junior Championship

The ACT Junior Chess League, the Australian Chess Federation and major sponsor O2C welcome the young chessplayers of Australia to the 06/07 Australian Junior Chess Festival comprising the -

2006 Australian Schools Teams Championships
11-12 December 2006
Hotel Heritage, Narrabundah

and the

2007 Australian Junior Championships
14-26 January 2007
Hotel Heritage Narrabundah

For full information go to We have so many plans and still so much to do to make the events a fantastic experience for players, officials & families alike. Keep visiting the site over the next six months as we will be updating it with new announcements as our plans come to fruition.

Important dates are - 31 October (enter by this date for your FREE t-shirt & water bottle!), 1 December (for early entry discounts) and 22 December when all entries CLOSE!

Libby Smith
Tournament Director
Australian Junior Chess Festival

PO Box 6060
Phone (02) 6291 7625

Letters: Dear Paul,

"Council reviewed and accepted the submitted report and audited financial statements for the 2006 Australian Championships and the 2006 Australian Junior events that were held in Brisbane." ACF Newsletter #378

Has the ACF accepted or received a report for the 2005 Australian Open events in Mt Buller? If not, when will it ever be available to our state delegates? Far from instilling confidence for in the ACF, this unresolved matter is the kind of administration that potential long-term sponsors may view as indicating unacceptable risk.

- Matthew Sweeney

World News:

GM Aleks Wojtkiewicz (USA), winner of the last 6 annual USCF Grand Prix series, died of a perforated intestine, and massive bleeding at the age of 43. The medical examiner said he would have lived if an ambulance was called earlier. - Peter Parr

Kasparov will play Anatoly Karpov, Viktor Korchnoi and Judit Polgar in a Fischer-Random tournament in Zurich on August 22.

Biel: Round 2 Standings: 1. Carlsen, Magnus g NOR 2675 2.0; 2. Radjabov, Teimour g AZE 2728 2.0; 3. Morozevich, Alexander g RUS 2731 1.0; 4. Bruzon, Lazaro g CUB 2667 0.5; 5. Volokitin, Andrei g UKR 2662 0.5; 6. Pelletier, Yannick g SUI 2583 0.0. Site : View games

North Urals Cup: Round 3 Standings: 1. Zhu Chen g QAT 2476 2.5; 2. Lahno, Kateryna m UKR 2449 2.5; 3. Stefanova, Antoaneta g BUL 2520 2.0; 4. Kosintseva, Nadezhda m RUS 2472 2.0; 5. Chiburdanidze, Maia g GEO 2504 2.0; 6. Hou Yifan wf CHN 2488 1.5; 7. Mkrtchian, Lilit m ARM 2459 1.0; 8. Matveeva, Svetlana m RUS 2454 0.5; 9. Kosintseva, Tatiana m RUS 2479 0.5; 10. Cmilyte, Viktorija m LTU 2476 0.5. Site : View games

Amsterdam: Leading Final Round 9 Standings: 1 Tiviakov,Sergey 2668 7 1 Erenburg,Sergey 2585 7 1 Nijboer,Friso 2598 7 4 Halkias,Stelios 2551 6.5 4 Ftacnik,Lubomir 2579 6.5 4 Vazquez Igarza,Renier 2517 6.5 7 Ami,Erwin l' 2586 6 7 Timman,Jan 2594 6 7 Al-Modiahki,Mohammed 2564 6 7 Parker,Jonathan 2509 6 7 Cuijpers,Frans Andr 2510 6 7 Spoelman,Wouter j 2461 6. Site : View games

Canadian Open: Leading Final Round 9 Standings: 1 GM Walter Arencibia 2539 CUB 7.0 2 GM Abhijit Kunte 2535 IND 7.0 3 GM Evgeny Bareev 2683 RUS 6.5 4 GM Alexander Moiseenko 2649 UKR 6.5 5 IM Fidel Corrales 2492 CUB 6.5 6 IM Thomas Roussel-Roozmon 2430 CAN 6.5 7 IM Tomas Krnan 2399 CAN 6.5 8 GM Hans Joachim Hecht 2394 GER 6.5 9 IM Leonid Gerzhoy 2386 ISR 6.5. Site : View games

Taiyuan Scheveningen: The Chinese team of Ni Hua, Bu Xiangzhi, Zhang Pengxiang, Wang Yue, Wang Hao and Zhang Zhong beat Westerners Jobava, Timofeev, Jakovenko, Asrian, Berkes, and Vescovi 36.5-35.5. Site : View games

Dortmund featuring Arkadij Naiditsch, Vladimir Kramnik, Levon Aronian, Peter Svidler, Peter Leko, Boris Gelfand, Michael Adams and Baadur Jobava starts July 29. Site


View games

First up, some games from the recent Gold Coast Open:

Solomon, S (2399)    --    Stojic, D (2067)
Gold Coast Open  (2)   Gold Coast
????     1-0     A79

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 O-O 6.Be2 c5 7.d5 e6 8.O-O exd5 9.cxd5 Re8 10.Nd2 Na6 11.f3 Nc7 12.a4 b6 13.Nc4 Ba6 14.Bg5 h6 15.Be3 Bxc4 16.Bxc4 a6 17.Qd2 Kh7 18.Rab1 Qd7 19.b4 b5 20.Bd3 c4 21.Bc2 Qe7 22. Rbe1 Nd7 23.f4 Qf6 24.e5!? dxe5 25.Ne4 Qd8 26.f5

Nf6 27.Nxf6+ Bxf6 28.d6! c3 29.Qd1 bxa4 30.fxg6+ fxg6 31.Qh5! e4 32.Qxh6+ Kg8 33.Qxg6+ Bg7 34.Qf7+

Froehlich    --    Rogers
Gold Coast Open   Gold Coast
????     0-1     D16r

1.Nf3 d5 2.d4 Nf6 3.c4 c6 4.Nc3 dxc4 5.a4 Bg4 6.Ne5 Bh5 7.f3 Nfd7 8. Nxc4 e5 9.g3 Bb4 10.dxe5 O-O 11.Bh3 Qe7 12.f4 Rd8 13.Qc2 Na6 14.O-O Qc5+ 15.Ne3 Nb6 16.g4 Nc4 17.Rf3 Bg6 18.f5 Nxe5 19.Rf4 Re8 20.Kh1 Rad8 21.fxg6 hxg6 22.Nf1 Qe7 23.Be3 Bd6 24.Re4 Qh4 25.Kg2 Nc5 26.Bf2 Qf6 27. Bxc5 Bxc5 28.Kh1 Qf2 29.Ng3

Nf3!! 30.Rxe8+ Rxe8 31.Bg2 Ne1 32.Rxe1 Qxe1+ 33.Nf1 Qf2

Stojic, D    --    Ly, M
Gold Coast Open   Gold Coast
????     1-0     C02q

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.c3 Nc6 5.Nf3 Bd7 6.Be2 Nge7 7.a3 c4 8.O-O Qb6 9.Nbd2 Na5 10.Rb1 f6 11.Re1 Ng6 12.exf6 gxf6 13.b4 cxb3 14.c4 Nf4 15. Bf1 Qc7 16.g3 Rg8 17.Kh1 dxc4!? 18.Nxc4!?

( 18.gxf4 c3 19.Nxb3 c2 )
18...Nd5 19.Nxa5 Qxa5 20.Qxb3
Black's king is vulnerable
20...Be7 21.Qxb7 Rc8 22.Bb5 Rc7 23.Bxd7+ Kxd7 24.Qb3 Rc3 25.Qb7+ Rc7 26.Bd2 Qa4 27.Qb3 Qa6 28.a4 Rgc8 29.Re4 Rc4 30.Rbe1 R8c6 31.a5 Bb4 32. Rh4 Bxd2 33.Rxh7+ Ne7 34.Nxd2 Qxa5 35.Qb7+ Rc7 36.Qe4 R4c6 37.d5 1-0

Solomon    --    Froehlich
Gold Coast Open   Gold Coast
????     0-1     E39h

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qc2 O-O 5.Nf3 c5 6.dxc5 Na6 7.g3 Nxc5 8.Bg2 Nce4 9.Bd2 Nxd2 10.Nxd2 d5 11.cxd5 exd5 12.Nb3 Re8 13.a3 Bxc3+ 14.Qxc3 Bg4 15.Nd4 Ne4 16.Qd3 Nc5 17.Qd1 Qb6 18.f3 Bd7 19.Rc1 Rac8 20.Kf2 Ba4 21.b3 Nxb3 22.Rxc8 Rxc8 23.Bh3 Rc1

24.Qxc1 Nxc1 25.Rxc1 Qxd4+ 26.Kg2 g6 27.Kf1 Qe3 28.Rb1 d4 29.f4 d3 30.Bg4 d2

Cuijpers, F (2510)    --    Cox, JJ (2418)
3rd ACT  (9)   Amsterdam NED
2006.07.23     1-0     B04

1.e4 Nf6 2.e5 Nd5 3.d4 d6 4.Nf3 dxe5 5.Nxe5 c6 6.Bd3 Nd7 7.Nxd7 Bxd7 8.O-O g6 9.Re1 Bg7 10.c3 O-O 11.Bg5 Qb6 12.Qd2 Be6 13.Na3 Qc7 14.Nc2 Rad8 15.a4 Qd7 16.a5 f6 17.Bh4 Bf7 18.Be4 Rfe8 19.Bg3 c5 20.dxc5 Qb5 21.Na3!? Qxc5 22.b4!? Qc8

( 22...Qxc3 23.Qxc3 Nxc3 24.Bxb7 )
23.c4 Nc7 24.Qe3 f5 25.Bf3 e5 26.Qxa7 e4 27.Be2 g5 28.Bxc7 Qxc7 29.Nb5 Qe7 30.Rab1 f4 31.Bf1 Bg6 32.Qc5!? Qxc5 33.bxc5 e3
( 33...Rc8 34.Nd6 )
( 33...Ra8 34.Nc7 )
34.Rb3 Bc2 35.Ra3 exf2+ 36.Kxf2 Rd2+ 37.Re2 Rexe2+ 38.Bxe2 Bb2

39.Ke1! Rxe2+ 40.Kxe2 Bxa3 41.c6!!
( 41.c6 bxc6 42.Nxa3 Bf5 ( 42...Be4 43.c5 ) 43.a6 Bc8 44.a7 Bb7 45.c5 Kf7 46.Nc4 Ke6 47.Nb6 )

Huzman, A (2585)    --    Bareev, E (2683)
Canadian Open  (9)   Kitchener CAN
2006.07.23     0-1     D15

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 a6 5.c5 Nbd7 6.Bf4 Nh5 7.Bd2 Nhf6 8. Bf4 Nh5 9.Bd2 Nhf6 10.Rc1 g6 11.h3 Qc7 12.g3 Bg7 13.Bf4 Qd8 14.Bg2 Nh5 15. Bd2 e5 16.Nxe5 Nxe5 17.dxe5 Bxe5 18.e4 d4 19.Na4

Nxg3 20.fxg3 Bxg3+ 21.Kf1 Be6 22.Nb6 Rb8 23.Qf3 Qh4 24.Be1 Bxe1 25.Rxe1 Rd8 26.e5 O-O 27.Qf2 Qe7 28. b4 f6 29.Kg1 a5 30.bxa5 fxe5 31.Qg3 d3 32.Qxe5 d2 33.Rd1 Rf5 34.Qe3 Qxc5 35.Qxc5 Rxc5 36.Rh2 Rc1 37.Bf3 Rd3 38.Be2

Bxa2!! 39.Kf2 Rd8 40.Rhh1 Rc5 41.Ra1 Rxa5 42.Bc4+ Bxc4 43.Rxa5 Bb3 44.Ra7 d1=Q 45.Rxd1 Rxd1 46.Rxb7 Be6 47.h4 Rb1 48.h5 gxh5 49.Re7 Rxb6 50.Rxe6 Rb2+ 51.Kg3 Rc2 52.Kh4 Rc5 53.Re7 Rf5

Zhang Pengxiang (2622)    --    Jakovenko, D (2667)
GM Scheveningen  (11)   Taiyuan CHN
2006.07.22     0-1     B47

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nc6 5.Nc3 Qc7 6.f4 a6 7.Nxc6 Qxc6 8.Bd3 b5 9.Qe2 Bb7 10.Bd2 Be7 11.a3 Nf6 12.e5 Nd5 13.Be4 b4 14.axb4 Bxb4 15.Nxd5 Bxd2+ 16.Qxd2 exd5 17.Bf3 Qb6 18.O-O-O O-O 19.Bxd5 Bxd5 20.Qxd5 Rab8 21.b3 Rfc8 22.Kb2 Qc7 23.Qd2 a5 24.Ra1 Rb4 25.Ra2 Qb6 26.Rha1 Rbc4 27.Kb1 h5 28.g3 a4

29.Rxa4 Rxc2 30.Qxc2 Qg1+! 31.Kb2 Rxc2+ 32.Kxc2 Qxh2+ 33.Kc3 Qxg3+ 34.Kb2 h4 35.Rc4 h3 36.Ka3 Qf3 37.Ra2 Qa8+ 38.Kb2 Qg2+ 39.Ka3 Qg1 40.Rcc2 Qa7+ 41.Kb4 Qd4+ 42.Ka5 Qxf4 43.b4 Qxe5+ 44.b5 Qd5 45.Ka6 g5 46.b6 Qa8+ 47.Kb5 Qb7 48.Rc5 Kh7 49.Ra7 Qf3 50.b7 Qb3+ 51.Ka6 h2 52.Rb5 Qa3+
( 52...Qa3+ 53.Ra5 ( 53.Kb6 Qd6+ 54.Ka5 h1=Q 55.b8=Q Qa1# ) 53...Qd6+ )

Wang Yue (2626)    --    Jobava, Ba (2651)
GM Scheveningen  (11)   Taiyuan CHN
2006.07.22     0-1     A77

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e6 4.Nc3 exd5 5.cxd5 d6 6.Nf3 a6 7.a4 g6 8.Nd2 Nbd7 9.e4 Bg7 10.Be2 O-O 11.O-O Re8 12.Qc2 Ne5 13.Re1 Bg4!? 14.Bf1 Nh5 15. Ra3 Nf4 16.Nd1 Bd7 17.a5 f5 18.g3 Nh5 19.Ne3 fxe4 20.Bg2 Nd3 21.Rd1 Nf6

22.Nxe4 Nxc1 23.Nxd6!? Ne2+!? 24.Qxe2 Bg4 25.Qc4 Bxd1!? 26.Nxe8 Nxe8 27. Nxd1 Bd4 28.Qe2 Nd6 29.Nc3 Kg7 30.Ra1 Qf6 31.Ne4 Re8 32.Qc2 Nxe4 33.Bxe4 Qxf2+ 34.Qxf2 Rxe4 35.Rd1 Bxf2+ 36.Kxf2 Kf7 37.Rc1 Ke7 38.Rxc5 Kd6 39.Rc8 Rb4 40.Rd8+ Ke5 41.Rd7 Rxb2+ 42.Kf3 h5 43.h4 Rb3+ 44.Kf2 Rb5 45.Ke3 Rxa5 46.Rxb7 Rxd5 47.Re7+ Kf5 48.Rf7+ Ke5 49.Re7+ Kf6 50.Ra7 Rd6 51.Ke4 Re6+ 52.Kf4 Rb6 53.Ke4 Ke6 54.Ra8 Kd6 55.Kd4 Kc6 56.Kc4 Kb7 57.Rf8 a5 58.Kc5 a4 59.Rf4 a3 60.Rf7+ Ka6 61.Rf8 Rb3 62.Rf6+ Ka5 63.Rxg6 a2 64.Rg8 Rb6

Timofeev, Arty (2657)    --    Bu Xiangzhi (2664)
GM Scheveningen  (11)   Taiyuan CHN
2006.07.22     1-0     B90

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Be3 e5 7.Nf3 Be7 8. Bc4 O-O 9.O-O Be6 10.Qe2 b5 11.Bb3 h6 12.Nh4 Nbd7 13.Rad1 b4 14.Na4 Qa5 15.Ng6!! Rfe8 16.Nxe7+ Rxe7 17.Rxd6 Qb5 18.Qd3!? Ne8 19.Qxb5 axb5

20.Rxd7 !! Rxd7
( 20...Bxd7 21.Nb6 Rb8 22.Bc5 )
21.Nb6 Rdd8 22.Nxa8 Rxa8 23.Bd2! +- Nd6
( 23...Bxb3 24.axb3 Ra2 25.Rb1 +- )
24.Bxe6 fxe6 25.Bxb4 Nxe4 26.a3 Rc8 27.Re1 Nf6 28.Re2 e4 29.Kf1 Kf7 30.Bc3 Nd5 31.Bd4 b4 32.axb4 Nxb4 33.Bc3 Na2 34.Re3 Kg6 35.Ke1 Kf5 36.Kd1 Rd8+ 37.Bd2 Nb4 38.Rc3 Nd5 39.Rc5 Ke5 40.Ke2 g5 41.g3 Kd6 42.Rc4 Rb8 43.b3 Ke5 44.Ra4 Kf5 45.h3 h5 46.Ra5 Kg6 47.c4 e3 48.fxe3 Nf6 49.b4 Ne4 50.Be1 Nd6 51.c5 Nc4 52.Ra6 Kf5 53.Bc3 Rd8 54.c6 Ke4 55.c7
( 55.c7 Rc8 56.Rc6 Kd5 57.Rc5+ )

Berkes, F (2601)    --    Zhang Zhong (2639)
GM Scheveningen  (12)   Taiyuan CHN
2006.07.23     1-0     A41

1.d4 d6 2.Nf3 Bg4 3.c4 g6 4.Nbd2 Bg7 5.h3 Bd7 6.e4 e5 7.d5 Na6 8.a3 f5 9.b4 Nf6 10.Bd3 O-O 11.O-O c5 12.Rb1 h6 13.Bc2 Qe8 14.b5 Nc7 15.b6 axb6 16.Rxb6 Ra6 17.Rxb7 Qc8 18.Rb3 f4 19.Nh4 Kh7 20.Kh2 h5 21.Rh1 Bh6 22.Kg1 Nce8 23.g3 Kg7 24.Kg2 Nh7 25.Ndf3 Ng5 26.Nxg5 Bxg5 27.Nf3 Bh6 28.gxf4 Bxf4 29.Ng5 Ra7 30.Rg1 Kh8 31.Rf3 Ng7 32.Rxf4!? exf4 33.Bb2 Kg8 34.Kh2 Be8 35. Bxg7 Kxg7 36.Ne6+ Kf7 37.Qf3 Rg8 38.Qxf4+ Ke7 39.Qg5+ Kd7 40.Rb1 Bf7 41. Qf6 Ke8

Just beautiful
( 42.Ba4+ Rxa4 43.Rb7!! Qxb7 44.Qd8# is the wonderful point. An elegant combo! )

Jenni, F (2481)    --    Forster, Ri (2482)
ch-SUI  (4)   Lenzerheide SUI
2006.07.16     1-0     B90

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Be3 e5 7.Nb3 Be6 8. Qd2 Be7 9.f3 O-O 10.O-O-O b5 11.g4 b4 12.Nd5 Bxd5 13.exd5 a5 14.Nc5!? a4

( 14...dxc5 15.d6 Bxd6 16.Qxd6 Qxd6 17.Rxd6 Nbd7 18.g5 )
15.g5 Nfd7 16.Ne4 Qa5 17.Bh3 Nb6 18.Kb1 Na6 19.Nf6+!! Kh8
( 19...gxf6 20.Bf5 ( 20.gxf6 Bxf6 21.Bxb6 Qxb6 22.Qh6 Qd8 23.Rhg1+ Kh8 24.Bf5 ) 20...Rfb8 21.Qg2 Kf8 22.Qh3 fxg5 23.Qxh7 Ke8 24.Qh8+ Bf8 25.Bxg5 )
20.Rhg1 Nc5 21.Rg4 b3 22.Rh4! gxf6 23.Qg2 f5
( 23...fxg5 )
24.Bxf5 a3 25.cxb3 axb2

26.Ra4!! Ncxa4 27.Qh3 Nc3+ 28.Kc2 b1=Q+ 29.Rxb1 Qxa2+ 30.Rb2 Qxb2+ 31.Kxb2 Ra2+ 32.Kxc3 Nxd5+ 33.Kd3 Nb4+ 34.Ke4 d5+ 35. Kxe5 Nc6+ 36.Kxd5 Ra5+ 37.Kxc6 Rxf5 38.Qxf5

Pelletier, Y (2583)    --    Zueger, B (2409)
ch-SUI  (4)   Lenzerheide SUI
2006.07.16     1-0     C14

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Be7 5.e5 Nfd7 6.h4 O-O 7.Bd3 c5 8. Qh5 g6 9.Qh6 Nc6 10.Nh3 Re8 11.h5 Bf8 12.Qxf8+ Nxf8 13.Bxd8 Rxd8 14.hxg6 fxg6 15.Nb5 c4 16.Bf1 a6 17.Nd6 Nxd4 18.O-O-O Nc6 19.f4 b5 20.g3 Ra7 21. Ng5 Re7 22.Rd2 Bd7 23.c3 b4 24.g4 bxc3 25.bxc3 Na7 26.Bg2 Rg7 27.Rxd5!! Bc6

( 27...exd5 28.Bxd5+ )
28.Rd2 Bxg2 29.Rxg2 Nb5 30.Nde4 Rb7 31.Nf6+ Kh8 32.Rgh2 Na3 33.Rb2 Rc7 34. Rh3 Nb5 35.a4 Na7 36.Rbh2 Rd3

37.Rxh7+!! Nxh7 38.Ngxh7 Rxc3+ 39.Kd2 Rd3+ 40.Kc2 Re7 41.Ng5+ Kg7 42.Rh7+ Kf8 43.Rh8+ Kg7 44.Rg8+ Kh6 45.Nf7+!!
( 45.Nf7+ Rxf7 46.g5# )

Radjabov, T (2728)    --    Volokitin, And (2662)
GM  (1)   Biel SUI
2006.07.24     1-0     B96

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 e6 7.f4 Nbd7 8. Qf3 Qc7 9.g4 b5 10.Bxf6 Nxf6 11.g5 Nd7 12.O-O-O b4 13.Nd5!? exd5 14.exd5 Bb7 15.Qe4+ Be7 16.Nf5 Nc5 17.Nxg7+ Kf8 18.Qd4

Threatening Ne6+ and Qxh8
18...Rg8 19.Nf5 b3!? 20.Bc4 bxc2 21.Rde1 Re8 22.Re2 Bc8 23.Nh6 Qb6 24.Qc3 Na4 25.Qxc2

Rxg5!? 26.fxg5 Bxg5+ 27.Kb1 Rxe2 28.Bxe2 Bd7 29.Bg4 Bb5 30.b3 Bxh6 31.Bf5 Bg7 32.Qc8+ Ke7 33.Rc1 Nc5 34.Qg8 Be5 35.Bxh7 Qa5 36. Qg5+ Kf8 37.Rxc5 dxc5 38.Qxe5 Qd2 39.Bc2 Bd3

Carlsen, M (2675)    --    Morozevich, A (2731)
GM  (2)   Biel SUI
2006.07.25     1-0     E97

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 O-O 6.Be2 e5 7.O-O Nc6 8.d5 Ne7 9.a4!?

b4, Ne1 or Nd2 are more common
9...a5 10.b3!? Nd7 11.Ba3 Bh6 12.b4 axb4 13.Bxb4 f5 14.Nd2 Kh8 15. a5 Rf7 16.Nb5!? Nf6 17.c5!? dxc5 18.Bc3!? c6 19.dxc6 bxc6 20.Na3 fxe4 21. Nac4 Ned5 22.Bxe5 Bg7 23.Nd6 Re7 24.N2c4!? Be6
( 24...Rxe5 25.Nxe5 Qxd6 26.Nf7+ )
25.a6 Nb4 26.Qc1 Nd3 27.Bxd3 exd3 28.Qc3 Bxc4 29.Qxc4 Qg8 30.Qxc5 d2 31. Rad1 Rxa6 32.Rxd2 Nd5 33.Bxg7+ Rxg7 34.h3 Qe6 35.Rb1 h6 36.Qc4 Rb6 37.Rxb6 Qe1+ 38.Kh2 Nxb6 39.Qf4 Nd5

40.Rxd5!! cxd5 41.Qf8+ Kh7
( 41...Rg8 42.Qxh6# )
( 42.Ne8 Qe5+ 43.f4 Qd4 44.Nf6+ )

Grand Prix tournaments:

Full details at the 2006 Grand Prix site

NSWCA July Weekender: Cat 2 GP. $2,330 in prizes. Parramatta RSL, Corner O’Connell & Macquarie Streets. July 29-30th July. 10am-10:45am Registration. 1st $500 2nd $300 3rd $250; U2000-1800, U1800-1600, U1600-1400 and U1400. 60 min plus 10 seconds per move. Entry Fees: Adult: $75.00 Junior [U18]: $60.00. Contact Trent Parker by telephone [0419 469 764], email

Coal City Open: Cardiff Panthers Club, Cnr Munibung and Pendelbury roads Cardiff, Newcastle; Cat 1 GP; 7-Round Swiss; 1 hr per player plus 10 seconds per move. August 5-6. Round 1 10am Sat. Entry fees: Adults $50 Juniors $35. $10 discount before August 1. Advance entries to Mr George Lithgow, 34 Algona Road, Charlestown. 2290 Make cheques payable to the Newcastle District Chess Association For information etc ring 49433862, 49612223.

Nell van de Graaff Classic: Gold Coast; 23-24 September; Cat 4 GP (highest Grand Prix event left on the 2006 Calendar) Incorporates the popular teams event which is sponsored by National Rides. Some free accommodation available; Somerset College Sports Pavilion, Somerset Dr, Mudgeeraba; 200m west of Somerset College; contact; or Peter Bender 07 5556 0434. download an entry form at or

Other events:

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

NSW Teams Challenge 2: 13th Aug; Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club.

Rooty Hill Open: 9 Round Open Swiss; Rooty Hill RSL, Sherbrooke Avenue, Rooty Hill; Starts Monday 31st July; 7.30pm each week; 40/90 Then 15 mins to complete; $35 entry; Members $25. Prizes: 1st $500, 2nd $150, U1900 $100, U1700 $100 , U1550 $100, U1400 $100, Upset rating prize each Round. D.O.P Peter Cassettari 0403 775476 email Rooty Hill webpage Details

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
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