Australian Chess Federation newsletter
No. 381, August 9, 2006

World Youth u16 Chess Olympiad
Coal City Open
Aussies overseas
Frank Parr Memorial
NW Tasmanian Junior
ACF decisions
World Youth appeal
World News
Grand Prix
Other Events
Australian Open
2006 Aust Schools Teams, 2007 Aust Junior

World Youth u16 Chess Olympiad

5-13 August, Dogubeyazit, Agri, Turkey.

At the end of the 5th round, Ukraine is leading on 14.5 points, followed by Hungary (14 points) and Georgia (13.5 points). Australia is coming 7th, equal with China A.

Australia-Georgia 0-4,
Syria 2-2,
Turkmenistan (B) 4-0
Turkmenistan(A) 3-1
Switzerland 3.5-0.5

Our team:
1906!! 12 VIC Lin, Zhigen Wilson
1869!! 15 VIC Vijayakumar, Rukman
1718!! 13 NSW Harris, Benjamin
1582!! 13 VIC Yu, Derek

The team is accompanied by two parents, Max Harris and Srikanthy Vijayakumar, who are Team Managers. 21 countries and 24 teams are playing

More information at the Turkish Chess Federation Website at For an English language version, click on the Union flag at the top left of the home page.

Coal City Open:

Victorian junior James Morris won a convincing victory at this tournament in Newcastle, NSW. Blind player Alex Momot had a good result with 3/7.

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

1  Morris, James         VIC       6     16:W 10:W  2:W  3:W  4:L  7:W  6:W
2  Bolens, Johny         NSW       5.5   27:+  8:W  1:L  5:W  9:W  3:D  4:W
3  Illingworth, Max      NSW       5.5   21:W 11:W 12:W  1:L  6:W  2:D  8:W
4  Behne-Smith, David    NSW       5      7:L 24:W 15:W 17:W  1:W 12:W  2:L
5  Escribano, Jose       NSW       4.5   18:W 22:W  6:D  2:L 12:L 20:W 14:W
6  Castor, David         NSW       4     13:W  9:D  5:D  8:W  3:L 11:W  1:L
7  Koutnik, Matthew      NSW       4      4:W 13:D  9:D 12:D 20:W  1:L 10:D
8  Dickson, Ian C        NSW       4     19:W  2:L 16:W  6:L 18:W  9:W  3:L
9  Canfell, Mike J       NSW       4     24:W  6:D  7:D 13:W  2:L  8:L 16:W
10 Ross, Bill            NSW       4     17:W  1:L 14:D 11:L 22:W 15:W  7:D
11 Keuning, Anthony V    NSW       4     23:W  3:L 17:L 10:W 16:W  6:L 12:W
12 Eccles, Richard       NSW       3.5   14:W 15:W  3:L  7:D  5:W  4:L 11:L
13 Losh, Gary            NSW       3.5    6:L  7:D 23:W  9:L 14:L 22:W 18:W
14 Wilkie, Mary E        NSW       3.5   12:L 25:W 10:D 18:L 13:W 21:W  5:L
15 Booth, Shaun          NSW       3.5   26:W 12:L  4:L 20:D 24:W 10:L 21:W
16 Deacon, Graeme        NSW       3      1:L 26:W  8:L 23:W 11:L 19:W  9:L
17 Parsons, Colin J      NSW       3     10:L 19:W 11:W  4:L 21:L 18:L 25:W
18 Mehan, Alex           NSW       3      5:L 20:L 26:W 14:W  8:L 17:W 13:L
19 Momot, Alex           NSW       3      8:L 17:L 21:L 24:W 25:W 16:L 20:W
20 Parr, Bruce           NSW       2.5    0:  18:W 22:W 15:D  7:L  5:L 19:L
21 Hendry, Ian L         NSW       2.5    3:L 23:L 19:W 22:D 17:W 14:L 15:L
22 Weltner, Michael      NSW       2.5   25:W  5:L 20:L 21:D 10:L 13:L 24:W
23 Behne-Smith, Sarah    NSW       2.5   11:L 21:W 13:L 16:L 26:D 24:L  0:W
24 Behne-Smith, Jonathon NSW       2      9:L  4:L 25:W 19:L 15:L 23:W 22:L
25 Kunkel, Veikko        NSW       2     22:L 14:L 24:L 26:W 19:L  0:W 17:L
26 Jaisurya, Jai         NSW       .5    15:L 16:L 18:L 25:L 23:D  0:   0: 
27 O'Riordan, Bernard    NSW       0      2:-  0:   0:   0:   0:   0:   0: 

Aussies overseas: IM Aleks Wohl of Wilsons Creek, NSW finished 26th in the main Biel supporting event` scoring 6.5/11 - losses to GM Arizmendi (ESP 2542), GM Atalik (TUR 2619) and GM Novikov (RUS 2546). - Peter Parr

Correspondence Senior International Master Stephen Kerr of Sydney scored 7/14 in the category 13 Frank Parr Memorial International Grandmaster Correspondence tournament. Kerr missed his final result for the GM title by one point. Frank Parr was Peter Parr's father. - Peter Parr

Younger players dominate NW Tasmanian junior chess event: report by Russell Horton

Two younger players took out the major chess divisions in the North West Tasmanian Junior Championships hosted by the Burnie Chess Club. Under 14 player Alastair Dyer won the U18 championships and Under 10 Player Vincent Horton won the U12 Championship. They were undefeated in the seven round competition.

Both players have been very successful in adult tournaments around the state and were in top form yesterday, showing they have strong chances to take out the upcoming state junior championships.

The North West Championship was conducted yesterday with players from Strahan, Latrobe Sheffield, Burnie and the Central Coast making up a record field of 42 for the individual titles.

Competition was very close in many divisions with countbacks being used to determine runners up. A major surprise was the performance of another under 10 player, Miles Deka, who played his best tournament, finishing in second place in the U12 division. He was awarded the Under 10 title with 5.5 points from 7 games. Local Ulverstone Club players accounted for seven of the medals on offer and will be celebrating this week at their club.

Charlie Smith and Kevin Hendrey had a great contest for overall second place in the U18 division. Both players faced each other in a crucial deciding match and fought out a draw to equal each other with 5.5 points. Latrobe players featured well and their coach Tim Jolly was ecstatic with the 3 medal haul for his players. Ulverstone players Nina Horton and Aisling McCullough took out he U18 and U16 girls prizes and will have their eyes on a state title.


U 18
Champion: Alastair Dyer
Runner Up Boy: Kurt Temple
Runner Up Girl: Nina Horton.

Champion: Kevin Hendrey
Runner Up Boy: Thomas Carter
Runner Up Girl: Aisling McCullough

Champion: Charlie Smith
Runner Up Boy: Luke Henwood

Under 12
Champion: Vincent Horton
Runner Up Boy: Daniel Carew-McCulloch
Runner Up Girl: Gemma Woodwell

Under 10
Champion: Miles Deka
Runner Up Boy: David Pierce
Runner Up Girl: Madeline Murphy

Under 8
Champion: Liam Ferrier
Runner Up Boy: Joe Fryett

Miles Deka and Vincent Horton

ACF decisions: The ACF has approved the following motions. 1. Travel grants for Juniors, payable to the the first selection in each case.
World Junior - Armenia - 2-17 October. Open and Girls 2 x $150 = $300
World u16 Olympiad - Turkey - 5 -13 August. Team of 4 4 x $100 = $400
World Youth - Georgia - 18-29 October. Open and Girls; u18; u16; u14; u12; u10; u8. 11 x $100=$1100 (assumes that an u18 Open player goes but no u8 girl)
Total = $1800"

2. That By-law 2 of the By-laws for ACF Tournaments be amended by omitting the words "Junior titles ( " [junior] " ) will be awarded in the categories of Junior, Under-16, Under-14, Under-12, Under-10, Girls, Girls Under-16, Girls Under-14, Girls U-12 and Girls U-10." and inserting the words "Junior titles ( " [junior] " ) will be awarded in the separate categories of Junior (under 18), Under 16, Under 14, Under 12, Under 10, and Under 8 and Girls (under 18), Girls Under 16, Girls Under 14, Girls Under 12, Girls Under 10, and Girls Under 8."

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

Donations for the World Youth Chess this week include:-
$300 Anonymous donor

I would also appeal to those who can donate non-cash raffle items such as vouchers, accommodation, frequent flyer points etc.

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

World News:

Dortmund Final Round 7 Standings: 1. Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS 2743 4.5; 2. Svidler, Peter g RUS 2742 4.5; 3. Adams, Michael g ENG 2732 4.0; 4. Leko, Peter g HUN 2738 4.0; 5. Gelfand, Boris g ISR 2729 4.0; 6. Naiditsch, Arkadij g GER 2664 3.5; 7. Aronian, Levon g ARM 2761 2.0; 8. Jobava, Baadur g GEO 2651 1.5.
Official site : View games

Biel: Final Round 10 Standings: 1. Morozevich, Alexander g RUS 2731 7.5; 2. Carlsen, Magnus g NOR 2675 6.0; 3. Radjabov, Teimour g AZE 2728 6.0; 4. Volokitin, Andrei g UKR 2662 4.0; 5. Pelletier, Yannick g SUI 2583 4.0; 6. Bruzon, Lazaro g CUB 2667 2.5.
Official site : View games

Marx György Memorial: Final Round 10 Standings: 1. Harikrishna, P g IND 2682 6.5; 2. Efimenko, Zahar g UKR 2632 5.5; 3. Wang Yue g CHN 2626 5.0; 4. Almasi, Zoltan g HUN 2672 5.0; 5. Berkes, Ferenc g HUN 2601 4.5; 6. Acs, Peter g HUN 2520 3.5.
Official site : View games

Hogeschool Zeeland: Leading Round 5 Standings: 1. Krasenkow, Michal 4.5 Nijboer, Friso 4.5 Ikonnikov, Vyacheslav 4.5 L'Ami, Erwin 4.5 Erenburg, Sergey 4.5 Li, Shilong 4.5 Henrichs, Thomas 4.5 Negi, Parimarjan 4.5 Barua, Dibyendu 4.5.
Official site : View games

British Championship: Leading Round 3 Standings: 1. Hebden, Mark g ENG 2532 3.0; 2. Williams, Simon m ENG 2473 2.5; 3. Jones, Gawain C m ENG 2416 2.5; 4. Greet, Andrew m ENG 2431 2.5; 5. Haslinger, Stewart m ENG 2423 2.5; 6. Pert, Nicholas g ENG 2503 2.5; 7. Davies, Nigel R g ENG 2512 2.5; 8. Rowson, Jonathan g SCO 2579 2.5; 9. Arakhamia-Grant, Ketevan m GEO 2427 2.5; 10. Pert, Richard G m ENG 2445 2.5; 11. Ward, Christopher g ENG 2461 2.5; 12. Parker, Jonathan g ENG 2509 2.5.
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Adams, Mi (2732)    --    Gelfand, B (2729)
Sparkassen  (4)   Dortmund GER
2006.08.02     1-0     B90

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.a4 g6 7.Be2 Bg7 8. O-O O-O 9.Be3 Nc6 10.Qd2 Nxd4 11.Bxd4 Be6 12.a5 Rc8 13.Bd3 Bc4 14.Rfd1 Qc7 15.h3 Rfe8 16.Bxc4 Qxc4 17.Ra4 Qc6 18.Rb4 Qc7 19.Rb6 Nd7 20.Nd5 Qb8 21.Rb4 Ne5 22.Ra4 Rc4 23.Rxc4 Nxc4 24.Qc3 Bxd4 25.Rxd4 Ne5 26.Rb4 Nc6 27.Rb6 Qc8 28.b4 Qd7

29.b5 axb5 30.a6! b4 31.Qa1!? bxa6 32.Qxa6 Nd4 33.Rxb4 Ne6 34. Rb7 Qc8 35.Qb5!
Threatening Nc7+!! and Rb8
35...Kf8 36.Qb2 Ng7 37.Nxe7! Qc4
( 37...Rxe7 38.Rb8 )
38.Qf6 Qxe4 39.Nf5!! Qe1+ 40.Kh2 Qe5+ 41.Qxe5 dxe5 42.Nd6! Rd8 43.Nxf7 Rc8 44.Ng5 h5 45.Nh7+ Kg8 46.Nf6+ Kf8 47.Nh7+ Kg8 48.Nf6+ Kf8 49.Nd7+ Kg8 50. Rb2 Kf7 51.Nxe5+ Kf6 52.Nf3 Ne6 53.Rb6 Ke7 54.Ne5 g5 55.c4 h4 56.Rb7+ Kf6 57.Ng4+ Kg6 58.Rb6 Kf7 59.Rb7+ Kg6 60.Ne3 Ra8 61.Rb6 Kf7 62.g3 Ra2 63.Kg2 hxg3 64.Kxg3 Nc5 65.Kf3 Nd3 66.Ng4 Ke7 67.Rb3 Nc5 68.Re3+ Kf7 69.Ne5+ Kf6 70.Ng4+ Kg6 71.Re5 Ra3+ 72.Ne3 Nd3 73.Rd5 Rc3 74.Rd4 Ra3 75.h4 gxh4 76. Rxh4 Ra2 77.Rh2 Kf6 78.Ke4 Nc5+ 79.Kd5 Nb3 80.f3 Ra5+ 81.Ke4 Nc5+ 82.Kf4 Ne6+ 83.Kg3 Ra3 84.Re2 Kg5 85.Nc2 Ra6 86.Nb4 Rb6 87.Nd5 Rd6 88.Re5+ Kh6 89.Nf4 Nc7 90.c5 Rc6 91.Kg4 Kg7 92.Kf5 Kf7 93.Ke4 Ra6 94.Rf5+ Ke8 95.Ke5 Rc6 96.Nd3 Ke7 97.Rh5 Re6+ 98.Kd4 Rf6 99.f4 Ra6 100.Rh7+ Kd8 101.f5 Ne8 102.Nb4 Ra1 103.Nc6+ Kc8 104.Rh8 Kd7 105.Ne5+ Ke7 106.Ng6+ Kd8 107.Kd5 Re1 108.c6 Rd1+ 109.Ke5 Kc7 110.Rxe8!! Re1+ 111.Kd5 Rxe8 112.f6! Rd8+ 113.Kc5 Rd1 114.f7 Rc1+ 115.Kd5 Rd1+ 116.Ke6 Rf1 117.Ne7!
Threatening Nf5! and queening. A nice game

Aronian, L (2761)    --    Naiditsch, A (2664)
Sparkassen  (4)   Dortmund GER
2006.08.02     1/2-1/2     E20

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Nf3 c5 5.g3 O-O 6.Bg2 cxd4 7.Nxd4 d5 8. cxd5 Nxd5 9.Qb3 Qb6 10.Bxd5 exd5 11.Be3 Bh3 12.g4 Na6 13.a3 Qa5 14.Rc1 Bxc3+ 15.Rxc3 Nc5 16.Qb4 Qxb4 17.axb4 Na4 18.Ra3 Nxb2 19.Bc1 Bg2 20.Rg1 Nc4 21.Rxg2 Nxa3 22.Bxa3 Rfc8 23.Rg3 g6 24.g5 Rc4 25.Rd3 a6 26.Kd2 Rac8 27.e3 h6 28.gxh6 Kh7 29.Rb3 Kxh6 30.Bb2 Kh5 31.Bc3 Kg4 32.Kd3 Kh3 33.Ne2 Kxh2 34.Rb1 g5 35.f4 g4 36.Be1 Kg2 37.Bg3

Rc1!? 38.Nxc1 Kxg3 39.Ne2+ Kf2 40.Rb2
( 40.Rg1 f5 )
40...g3 41.f5 Re8 42.Nd4+ Kf1 43.Nf3 g2 44.Nh2+ Kg1 45.Nf3+ 1/2-1/2

Leko, P (2738)    --    Aronian, L (2761)
Sparkassen  (5)   Dortmund GER
2006.08.04     1-0     C68

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Bxc6 dxc6 5.O-O Be7 6.d3 Bf6!? 7.Nbd2 Ne7 8.Nc4 Ng6 9.b3 O-O 10.Bb2 Re8 11.h3 a5 12.a4 c5 13.Kh1 b6 14.Bc3 Be6 15.Nh2 Bxc4 16.bxc4 Qd7 17.Qg4 Qc6 18.g3 Nf8 19.f4 exf4 20.Bxf6 Qxf6 21. gxf4 Qg6 22.f5 Qxg4 23.hxg4 f6 24.Nf3 Rad8 25.Kg2 Rd6 26.Kg3 Nd7 27.Kf4 h6 28.Ke3 Kf7 29.Rad1 Rc6 30.Rg1 Re7 31.Rd2 Rd6 32.Rdd1 Rc6 33.Rde1 Rd6 34. Rg2 Rc6 35.Rb1 Rd6 36.Ng1 Ne5 37.Ne2 Re8 38.Nc3 Rd4 39.Kf4

( 39.Nb5 Nxc4+!? 40.dxc4 Rexe4+ )
39...Rd7 40.Nd5 Nc6 41.Ke3 Ne5 42.Nc3 Rd6 43.Ne2 Rd7 44.Kf4 Red8 45.Ng1 Rd6 46.Nf3 Nd7 47.Re1 Re8 48.Rge2 Re7 49.Ke3 Re8 50.Rd1 Rd8 51.Red2 Ke7 52.Kf4 Re8 53.Ke3 Rd8 54.c3 Ne5 55.Nxe5 fxe5 56.d4 Kf6

57.dxe5+ Kxe5 58. Rd5+! Rxd5 59.cxd5 b5 60.axb5 a4 61.Kd3 Kd6 62.Ra1 Ra8 63.Ra3

Gelfand, B (2729)    --    Jobava, Ba (2651)
Sparkassen  (5)   Dortmund GER
2006.08.04     1-0     B39

1.Nf3 c5 2.c4 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 g6 5.e4 Bg7 6.Be3 Nf6 7.Nc3 Ng4 8.Qxg4 Nxd4 9.Qd1 Ne6 10.Rc1 Qa5 11.Be2 b6 12.Qd5 Rb8 13.Qxa5 bxa5 14.b3 Bd4 15.Bd2 d6 16.O-O Bc5 17.Na4 Ba3 18.Rb1 Bb7 19.f3 Bc6 20.Bxa5 Bxa4 21. bxa4 Kd7 22.Rfd1 Nc5 23.Bc3 Rhc8 24.a5 Na4 25.Be1 Nb2 26.Rdc1 Bb4 27.Bf2 Bxa5 28.c5 dxc5 29.Rxc5 Rxc5 30.Bxc5 Bc3 31.a4 Ke6 32.Bb5 Kf6 33.Rc1 a6 34.Rxc3 axb5 35.a5 Ke6 36.Rb3 Na4 37.Be3 Kd7 38.a6 Ra8 39.Rxb5 Rxa6 40.Bd4

The knight is trapped
40...Rd6 41.Rb7+ Kd8 42.Rb4 Ra6 43.Kf2 Kc7 44.Ke3 Nb6 45.Bxb6+ Rxb6 46.Rxb6 Kxb6 47.Kd4 Kc6 48.Ke5 Kd7
Can white really win this?
49.f4 Ke8 50.h4 h5 51.f5 f6+ 52.Ke6 gxf5

53.e5!? fxe5 54.Kxe5 Kd7 55.Kxf5 Kd6 56.Kg5 Ke5 57.Kxh5 Kf4 58.Kg6 e5 59.h5 e4 60.h6 e3 61.h7 e2 62.h8=Q e1=Q 63.Qb8+ Kg4 64.Qc8+ Kg3 65.Qh3+ Kf4 66.Qf5+ Kg3 67.Qh3+ Kf4 68.Qf3+ Ke5 69.g4 Kd4 70.g5 Qe8+ 71.Kg7 Qe7+ 72.Kh6 Kc4 73.Qf4+ Kb5 74.g6 Qe6 75.Kg5 Qe7+ 76.Kg4 Qg7 77.Qd6 Ka4 78.Kf5 Qc3 79.Qe5 Qh3+ 80.Kg5 Qg2+ 81.Kf5 Qh3+ 82.Kf6 Qf3+ 83.Qf5 Qc3+ 84.Kg5 Ka3 85.Qf8+ Ka4 86.Qa8+ Kb4 87. Qb7+ Ka5 88.g7 Qe5+ 89.Kg6 Qe6+ 90.Kh7 Qf5+ 91.Kg8 Ka4 92.Qh1 Qc8+ 93.Kh7 Qf5+ 94.Kh8 Qe5 95.Qh3 Qd4 96.Qe6 Qh4+ 97.Kg8 Qf4 98.Qd5 Ka3 99.Kh7 Qh4+ 100.Kg6 Qg3+ 101.Kf7 Qf4+ 102.Ke8 Qb8+ 103.Qd8 Qb5+ 104.Qd7 Qh5+ 105.Kf8 Qf3+ 106.Ke7 Qe4+ 107.Qe6 Qb7+ 108.Kf6 Qf3+ 109.Kg5 Qg3+ 110.Qg4 Qe5+ 111. Kh4 Qf6+ 112.Qg5 Qd4+ 113.Kh3

Jobava, Ba (2651)    --    Kramnik, V (2743)
Sparkassen  (6)   Dortmund GER
2006.08.05     0-1     E12

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6 4.Nc3 Bb7 5.a3 d5 6.cxd5 Nxd5 7.Bd2 Nf6 8. Qc2 c5 9.dxc5 Bxc5 10.b4 Be7 11.e4 Nc6 12.Bf4 O-O 13.Rd1 Qc8 14.e5??

Nxb4 !! 15.axb4 Ne4
( 15...Ne4 16.Rc1 ( 16.Bd2 Bxb4 ( 16...Nxd2 17.Nxd2 Bxb4 18.Rc1 ) 17.Rc1 Nxc3 18.Bxc3 Bxc3+ 19.Qxc3 ) 16...Bxb4 ( 16...Nxc3 17.Qxc3 Qxc3+ 18.Rxc3 Bxb4 19.Bd2 Bxc3 20.Bxc3 Rac8 21.Kd2 Rfd8+ 22.Kc2 Be4+ 23.Kb2 Rd1 24.Nd2 Rxd2+ 25.Bxd2 Rc2+ ) )

Gelfand, B (2729)    --    Aronian, L (2761)
Sparkassen  (7)   Dortmund GER
2006.08.06     1-0     E15

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6 4.g3 Ba6 5.Qc2 Bb7 6.Bg2 c5 7.d5!? exd5 8. cxd5 Bxd5 9.Nc3 Bc6 10.e4 Be7 11.Bf4 O-O 12.O-O-O Na6 13.Qe2 Nb4!? 14.a3 Qc8!? 15.Kb1

( 15.axb4 cxb4 16.Nb1 Bxe4+ )
15...a5!? 16.Ne5!?
( 16.axb4 axb4 17.Nd5 )
16...Re8 17.Rhe1 Bf8 18.g4!? g6 19.Bg3 Re6 20.f4 d6 21.Nxc6 Nxc6 22.Nb5 Ne8 23.e5 dxe5 24.Bd5 a4
( 24...Re7 25.Qg2 )
25.fxe5 Ng7 26.Qf3 Rb8 27.Nd6 Bxd6 28.exd6 Nd4

29.Rxd4! Rxe1+ 30.Bxe1 cxd4 31.Qxf7+ Kh8 32.d7 Qc5
( 32...Qf8 33.Qxf8+ Rxf8 34.Bh4 and the pawn queens )
33.Bb4 1-0

Naiditsch, A (2664)    --    Jobava, Ba (2651)
Sparkassen  (7)   Dortmund GER
2006.08.06     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.Bd2 Ngf6 12.O-O-O Be7 13.Qe2 O-O 14.Rhe1 Qb6 15.Ne5 Rfe8 16.Nc4 Qa6 17.Na5 b5 18.Kb1 c5 19.dxc5 Nxc5 20.Nb3 Nxb3 21.axb3 Qb6 22.Bc3 a5 23.Ne4 Nxe4 24.Qxe4 a4 25.Rd7 Qa6 26.Qg4 Bg5

( 26...Bf8 27.Qf4 ( 27.bxa4 bxa4 28.Re3 a3 29.Bxg7 Bxg7 30.Rg3 Qf1+ 31.Rd1 ) 27...Be7 28.Rxe7 Rxe7 29.Qg4 f5 )
27.bxa4 bxa4 28.f4

Qb5 29.Rd3 a3 30.fxg5 axb2 31.Bxb2 Ra4 32.Qe2! Qxg5
( 32...Rea8 33.Rd8+ )
33.Qe5 Ra5 34.Qxg5 Rxg5 35.Red1 Rxg2 36.Rd8 Rxd8 37.Rxd8+ Kh7 38.c4 Rg5 39.Bd4 e5 40.Bf2
( 40.Bf2 Rf5 41.c5 Rxf2 42.c6 and the pawn queens )

Kramnik, V (2743)    --    Leko, P (2738)
Sparkassen  (7)   Dortmund GER
2006.08.06     1-0     E32

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qc2 O-O 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.Qxc3 b6 7.Bg5 Bb7 8.f3 h6 9.Bh4 d5 10.e3 Nbd7 11.cxd5 Nxd5 12.Bxd8 Nxc3 13.Bh4

( 13.Bxc7 Nd5 14.Bf4 g5 15.Bd6 Nxe3 16.Bxf8 Nc2+ 17.Kd2 Nxa1 18.Bxh6 Rc8 19.Bxg5 Rc2+ )
13...Nd5 14.Bf2 c5 15.e4 Ne7 16.Ne2 Rac8 17.Nc3 cxd4 18.Bxd4 Nc5 19.Rd1 Rfd8 20.Be3 Rxd1+ 21.Kxd1 e5 22.b4 Ne6 23.Kc2 Nc6 24.Kb2 Kf8 25.Bc4 Ncd4

Willingly giving up the two bishops in an evenish position. The mark of genius?
26...Nxe6 27.Nb5 Ra8
( 27...a6 28.Nd6 Rb8 29.Bxb6 ( 29.Rc1 ) 29...Bxe4 30.fxe4 Rxb6 31.Nc4 Rb5 32.Kc3 f6 )
28.a4 Ba6 29.Na3 Rc8 30.b5 Bb7 31.Rc1 Rxc1 32.Kxc1 Ke7 33.a5! bxa5 34.Bxa7 +/- f5!? 35.exf5 Nf4 36.g3 Nh3 37.Nc4 Ng5
( 37...Bxf3 38.Nxa5 and white's pieces perfectly support the b-pawn's advance )
38.Nxa5 Bd5 39.b6 Nxf3 40.h3 Ng5 41.b7 Bxb7 42.Nxb7 Nxh3 43.Bb6 Kd7 44.Be3 Ke7 45.Nc5 g6 46.fxg6 Kf6 47.Bxh6 Kxg6 48.Be3 1-0

Almasi, Z (2672)    --    Harikrishna, P (2682)
4th Marx György Mem  (8)   Paks HUN
2006.08.05     0-1     C89

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 O-O 8. c3 d5 9.exd5 Nxd5 10.Nxe5 Nxe5 11.Rxe5 c6 12.d4 Bd6 13.Re1 Qh4 14.g3 Qh3 15.Re4 g5 16.Qf1 Qxf1+ 17.Kxf1 Bf5 18.Nd2 Rad8 19.f3 Bxe4 20.fxe4 Nc7 21. Kg2 c5 22.Nf3 h6 23.Be3 cxd4 24.Nxd4 Rfe8 25.Rf1 Rd7 26.Rf6 Rxe4 27.Kf3 Re5 28.Nf5!? Ne8!?

( 29.Nxh6+?! Kg7 )
29...Rxf7 30.Nxh6+ Kg7 31.Rxf7+ Kxh6 32.b4 Be7 33.Bd4 Kg6 34.Rf4 Rf5 35. Rxf5 Kxf5 36.g4+ Ke6 37.Be3 Kd5 0-1

Morozevich, A (2731)    --    Bruzon, L (2667)
GM  (6)   Biel SUI
2006.07.30     1-0     C97

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.h3 Na5 10.Bc2 c5 11.d4 Qc7 12.a3 Bd7 13.b4 cxb4 14.axb4 Nc4 15. Nbd2 Nb6 16.Ra3 Rfc8 17.Bb2 a5 18.Rxa5 Rxa5 19.bxa5 Na4 20.Bxa4 bxa4 21. Ba3 Qxc3 22.Nb1 Qc6 23.dxe5 Nxe4 24.exd6 Bf6 25.Qd3 Nc5 26.Qe3 Nb3 27.Nbd2 Re8 28.Ne4 Bd8 29.Nd4 Nxd4 30.Qxd4 f6 31.Re3 Bxa5

32.Nxf6+!! gxf6 33.Rg3+ Kf7 34.Qh4 Re1+ 35.Kh2 Qe4 36.Qh5+ Ke6 37.Qxa5 Qb1 38.Rg7 Rh1+ 39.Kg3 Qd3+ 40.f3 Qb5 41.Re7+ Kf5 42.Qc7
( 42.Qc7 Be6 43.Qc2+ Kg5 44.Rg7+ Kh6 45.Qxh7# )

Morozevich, A (2731)    --    Carlsen, M (2675)
GM  (7)   Biel SUI
2006.07.31     0-1     B30

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.Bxc6 dxc6 5.d3 Nd7 6.Bf4 g6 7.Qc1 Bg7 8.Bh6 Qa5+ 9.c3 Ne5 10.Nxe5 Bxe5 11.Nd2 Qa6 12.Qc2 Be6 13.f4 Bc7 14.O-O f6 15.c4 O-O-O 16.a4 Rd7 17.a5 Rhd8 18.Ra3 Bxa5 19.f5 Bf7 20.fxg6 hxg6 21.e5 Be6 22.exf6 exf6 23.Nb3 Rxd3 24.Nxc5

Bb6!! 25.Rxa6 Bxc5+ 26.Kh1 bxa6 27. Bg7?! Bg4 28.b4 Be3 29.h3 Rd1 30.Rxd1 Rxd1+ 31.Kh2 Bf4+ 32.g3 Rd2+ 33.Qxd2 Bxd2 34.hxg4 Bxb4 35.Bxf6 a5 36.Kg2 Kd7 37.Kf3 Bd6 38.Ke4 Bxg3 39.Kd3 Ke6 40.Bd4 a6 41.Kc2 a4 42.Kb1 Be5 43.Bf2 Kd6 44.Ka2 Bc3 45.Ka3 Ke5 46.Kxa4 Kf4 47.Bb6 Kxg4 48.Ba5 Bxa5 49.Kxa5 Kf4 50.Kb6 a5

Volokitin, And (2662)    --    Morozevich, A (2731)
GM  (8)   Biel SUI
2006.08.01     0-1     C92

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.h3 Re8 10.d4 Bb7 11.Nbd2 Bf8 12.a4 Na5 13.Ba2 exd4 14.cxd4 c5 15. b4 cxb4 16.Ng5 Nc4 17.axb5 axb5 18.Nxc4

Rxa2!! 19.Rxa2 bxc4 20.Qa4 b3 21. Rae2 Qc7 22.d5 Rb8 23.Re3 Nd7 24.Rc3 Nc5 25.Rxc4 h6 26.Nf3 Qb6 27.Qa1 f5 28.Be3 fxe4 29.Rxe4 Bxd5 30.Bxc5 dxc5 31.R4e3 b2 32.Qb1 Qa7 33.Re8 Ba2 34. Qxa2+ Qxa2 35.Rxb8 c4 36.Nd4 c3 37.Ne6 Qxe6 38.Rxe6 c2 39.Reb6 c1=Q+ 40. Kh2 Qf4+ 41.Kg1 Qc1+ 42.Kh2 Kh7 43.Rxb2 Bc5 44.R8b3 Qe1 45.Kg3 Bd4 46.Rb1 Qxf2+ 47.Kh2 Be5+ 48.Kh1 Qf4 49.Kg1 Qh2+ 50.Kf2 Bd4+ 51.Kf3 h5 52.Rb5 Kh6 53.Rd5 Ba7 54.Rbd1 h4 55.R5d2 Qe5 56.Rd6+ g6 57.R1d3 Qg3+ 58.Ke2 Qxg2+ 59. Kd1 Bb8

Morozevich, A (2731)    --    Pelletier, Y (2583)
GM  (9)   Biel SUI
2006.08.02     1-0     C10

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nd7 5.Bd3 Ngf6 6.Nxf6+ Nxf6 7.Bg5 c5 8.dxc5 Bxc5 9.Nf3 h6 10.Bh4 O-O 11.Qd2 b6 12.O-O-O Bb7 13.Rhe1 Be7 14. Ne5!? Nd5 15.Bxe7 Qxe7 16.a3 Rad8 17.f4 Nf6 18.c4!? Qc7 19.b4!? Nd7 20.Kb2 !? Nxe5 21.fxe5 Kh8 22.Qe3 Rd7 23.g4!

With few pieces, white still has a strong attack
23...Rfd8 24.g5 hxg5 25.Qh3+ Kg8 26.Qh7+ Kf8 27.Re3 g4 28.Qh8+ Ke7 29.Qxg7 Bf3 30.Bg6!! Rf8 31.Rxd7+ Qxd7 32.Rd3 Qc8 33.Qf6+ Ke8 34.Rd6!!
( 34.Rd6 fxg6 35.Rxe6+ Kd7 36.Qe7# )

Pelletier, Y (2583)    --    Volokitin, And (2662)
GM  (10)   Biel SUI
2006.08.03     1-0     E59

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 c5 6.Nf3 d5 7.O-O Nc6 8.a3 Bxc3 9.bxc3 dxc4 10.Bxc4 Qc7 11.Bb2 e5 12.h3 b6 13.Ba2 Ba6 14.Re1 e4 15. Nd2 Rad8 16.f3 exf3 17.Qxf3 Ne5 18.dxe5 Rxd2 19.exf6 Rxb2 20.Qg4 g6 21.Qg5 Rd8 22.Red1 Bb7 23.Qe5!! Rxg2+ 24.Kf1 Qb8 25.Bxf7+!! Kh8 26.Rxd8+ Qxd8

27.Bd5!! Rg5 28.Qxg5 Bxd5 29.Rd1 Bc4+ 30.Ke1 Qb8

Grand Prix tournaments:

Full details at the 2006 Grand Prix site

September Weekender: Launceston 9-10 September; Cat 1;

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

Ryde-Eastwood Open: Sydney 30/9-2/10; Cat 3; Details

Labour Day Weekender: Adelaide 30/9-1/10; Cat 1; Details

Other events:

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

Chess Kids Interschool Championships: NSW, ACT, QLD and Wildcard Entry (All States) - Applications Now open! December 4-5 2006. Monash University, Clayton, Melbourne. Sponsored by Monash University. Limited to 25 Teams from around Australia; a Unique opportunity for top quality games, social interaction, advanced coaching and an amazing experience. All teams receive accommodation, food, Master coaching for 5 players and 1 supervisor. Over $15,000 in grants available. Click here for more info.

Australian Open: 28 Dec 06-9 Jan 07; Tuggeranong Southern Cross Club, ACT; Open, Major, Minor, Lightning, Seniors (if numbers permit) Accommodation: Country Comfort Greenway; Organisers: Shaun Press Tel. 02 6125 8828 or Stephen Mugford, Tel. 02 6242 1008. More details

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

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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