Australian Chess Federation newsletter
No. 382, August 16, 2006

World Youth selections
World Seniors selections
Palau champs
World Youth u/16 Chess Olympiad
NSW Teams Challenge 2
2007 Sydney International Open
ACT seeks coaches
NSW seeks coaches
Junior Ratings and Development
FIDE rating of ACF events
World Youth appeal
World News
Grand Prix
Other Events
Australian Open
2006 Aust Schools Teams, 2007 Aust Junior

World Youth Championships, Batumi, Georgia, 18 -29 October 2006

The Australian team for these Championships has now been registered with the organisers. Of the original selections, announced some time ago, some have decided not to go. Following my recent notice regarding the u18 category when I called for fresh applications, Zhigen Lin has elected to play in that category instead of as first selection in the u14 category. Zhigen was originally fourth selection in the category. It's worth noting that he is in very good form at present, having finished fifth in the prize list for top board in the World u16 Olympiad just completed in Turkey. The list of entrants as registered is as follows. Where more than one person is mentioned in a category, the first-named person is the one who receives the host-nation benefits. In fact only the u10 is affected.

Under 18: Boys: Zhigen Wilson Lin; Girls: Alex Jule
Under 16: Boys: James Obst; Girls: Jessica Kinder
Under 14: Boys: Andrew Brown; Girls: Angela Song
Under 12: Boys: Raymond Song; Girls: Sally Yu
Under 10: Boys: Laurence Matheson, Joshua Lau, Oscar Wang, Alex Grossman Girls: Megan Setiabudi, Clarise Koh, Alannah Byrne
Under 8: Boys: Cedric Koh

Coaches: GM Darryl Johansen, IM/WGM Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant, FM Manuel Weeks.
Team Manager: Eunice Koh.

- Denis Jessop
ACF President

World Seniors Championship, Arvier, Italy, 11 - 22 September 2006

By agreement among the possible participants, there not being time for a formal selection process, Bob Krstic was nominated as the Oceania Zone representative for this event. Bob is the current Australian Senior Champion, having won the title in Brisbane in January. Several other Australians are expected to enter. In the unofficial entry list as at 11 August, there were only two named, Phil Viner and Glenn Gibbs. I understand that Frank Hutchings also entered some time ago and it may be that the player in the entry list called "Frank S Hutching" from New Zealand is indeed our man. Congratulations to Bob on his selection and all the best to him and to the other Australians who play in the event.

- Denis Jessop
ACF President

Palau International Chess Championship, 31 August to 4 September 2006

Gary Bekker, Oceania Zone President, has told me that there is a spare place in this round-robin event due to a late withdrawal. If anyone is interested in participating they should contact Gary urgently. I understand that the entrant will receive some funding towards his or her expenses. Anyone who applies needs to have a FIDE rating, though not necessarily a really high one. Details of the tournament as they appear on the Oceania link on the ACF website are as follows:

Palau International Chess Championship, Koror (PAL)
Dates: 31.08.06 - 04.09.06
Organiser: Gary Bekker
Web Site:
Info: 10 player, FIDE rated, round robin. Entry by invitation only.
Time control is 90 minutes + 30 seconds/move. See website for more info.

- Denis Jessop
ACF President

World Youth u/16 Chess Olympiad

5-13 August, Dogubeyazit, Agri, Turkey.

Leading final scores: (24 teams from 21 countries, 40 games) Ukraine 31, Georgia 29, China A 26, Hungary, Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan 25. Australia scored 50% finishing 9th with 20 points from 40 games. We played a strong field, losing 0-4 to Georgia, Hungary and Ukraine and India 1-3, drawing 2-2 with Syria and defeating Turkmenistan (A) and Republic of South Africa 3-1, Switzerland and Tunisia 3.5-0.5 and Turkmenistan (B) 4-0.

Results of the Australian team in board order:
Zhigen Wilson Lin 6.5/10,
Rukman Vijayakumar 4.5/9 (plus 1/1 forfeit),
Ben Harris 3.5/8 (plus 0/2 forfeit),
Derek Yu 4.5/10. All four Australians performed above their ratings.

The team was accompanied by two parents, Max Harris and Srikanthy Vijayakumar, who were Team Managers. 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.

The Rooty Hill Chess Club also has a nice report on this event, including games, at

NSW Teams Challenge 2

1st Max's Sac Hackers - Neil Wright, Andrew Bird, Max Illingworth, Minir Nanavati - 24.5 points
2nd Sydney University 1 - 24 points
3rd Sydney University 2 - 18 points

U2000 University of NSW - 17.5
U1800 Mix And Match, Sound 4 - 13
U1600 Invisible Tigers, Sydney University 3, The Sith Lords - 12
U1400 Parramatta C

Board Prizes
Board 1 - Vladimir Smirnov (Sydney Uni 1), Kevin O'Chee (Sydney Uni 2) - 6 points
Board 2 - Andrew Bird (Max's Sac Hackers), Tomek Rej (Sydney Uni 1), Simon Quick (Mix and Match) - 6 points
Board 3 - Max Illingworth (Max's Sac Hackers) - 7 points
Board 4 - Jason Chan (Sydney Uni 1) - 7 points

The 2007 Sydney International Open will be held as a 9-round FIDE-rated Swiss event from 10-14 April, 2007. The venue is Parramatta Town Hall, an historic centre and business hub just 30 minutes by train from Central Sydney and Sydney International Airport. Some conditions are offered to titled players. It is also possible to play in Australia's largest weekender, the Doeberl Cup, a 7-round FIDE-rated event held in Canberra 6-9 April 2007. An information sheet, registration form and other details are available at The organisers are Australian Chess Enterprises. Contact is Brian Jones at

Coaching at the Australian Junior Championship

The ACT Junior Chess League is seeking applications from those interested in coaching ACTJCL players at the Australian Junior Championship, Canberra 2007 For the past two years the biggest "away" team competing in the Australian Junior Championship has come from the ACT - we must be doing something right! - so we expect to break all our own records with local participants for a home event. This will create demand for coaching above what we can meet locally. Are you interested in coming on board? We require coaching for all levels - tiny beginners to elite (2000+) - and this may present an opportunity for some interstate coaches who wish to develop their skills and/or are surplus to their local requirements. We have excellent coach to pupil ratios, accommodation on-site from as little as $24/night and a supportive & enthusiastic committee, player & parent group. A full package of information including details of remuneration, our code of conduct and expectations can be obtained from Libby Expressions of interest must be lodged by 31 August and appointments will be announced by mid-September.

The NSW Junior Chess League (NSWJCL) is seeking expressions of interest from experienced coaches wishing to coach for NSW at the Australian Junior Championships in Canberra in January 2007, as it wishes to expand its list of coaches to be considered in the selection process that will be conducted later. The number of coaches to be employed by the NSWJCL for the Championships will be determined by the number of NSW players who request coaching. Interested coaches should contact NSW Junior Chess League President, Charles Zworestine, before the end of August, at the following email address:

Thanks, and Regards,
Charles Zworestine,
NSWJCL President.

Junior Ratings and Development

At the ACF national conference and council meetings in January this year, motions were passed that made use of the ACF Rapid Ratings List free of charge. That is, all tournaments from 15 to 59 minutes for each player may be submitted to the ACF rapid list free of charge. The motion to make this list free was passed primarily for two reasons. Firstly to have the list much more widely used. Secondly, and perhaps more importantly for the development of chess in Australia, it was felt that this list could become a de facto national junior ratings list. All speakers agreed that it would be good for the development of chess in Australia to have the rapid list much more widely used.

The council also agreed that the matter would need to be widely promoted. I have no idea to what extent states have promoted this matter, but I feel I need to do my bit.

In junior chess right around Australia a great deal of rapid chess is played - much more rapid than long chess. In my experience juniors are greatly motivated by ratings. We have been fortunate in Queensland in that David McKinnon has produced a regular ratings list ever since I've been involved, and I know personally that I'm forever being harrassed by juniors asking "when is the new list coming out?". For me, amongst other factors, ratings are the number one motivator for kids involved in chess.

As far as I can ascertain, states with junior lists are:

NSW 2802 (players on latest list)
QLD 2345
WA 241
ACT 131

These figures are only from a cursory look at state webpages, magazines etc. I am very much open to correction. There may be other lists, and my figures may be incorrect. I'd appreciate receiving any extra data or corrections.

Anyway, it would seem that for juniors in vast areas of Australia, they have no opportunity to have a junior rating at present through their own state.

The ACF Rapid list can be treated as a de facto national junior ratings list, with all juniors on the same scale. That means that anyone in Australia who is running a junior event can submit it for ACF Rapid rating through their state ratings officer (using the Swiss Perfect pairings programme).

The idea is not to usurp the excellent work currently being done by junior ratings officers. State junior lists will continue as before.

So if you are involved in any way with organising and promoting junior chess, please send the results in for ACF rapid rating. You've nothing to lose - because it's free!!

Graeme Gardiner
Gardiner Chess
11 Hardys Road Mudgeeraba Qld 4213
Phone +61 7 5522 7221
Fax +61 7 5522 7760

A related letter:

It has come to the notice of the Australian chess community, that the ACF is now rating thousands of rapid games free-of-charge. I have been unable to locate any information on the following matters.

1. Which state proposed the change in policy?
2. What was the rationale for this change in policy?
3. What is the estimated value of revenue foregone?
4. Are all rapid tournaments rated free-of charge by the ACF, run by affiliates of either 1. ACF, or 2. A state association?

The purpose of this enquiry is to establish if the ACF has adopted a policy that is financially favourable to commercial chess interests, at the expense of ACF revenue foregone.

Thank you in advance for your response.

Yours in Chess
Matthew Sweeney

Motion: FIDE rating of ACF events (moved: Denis Jessop/ Seconded: Jey Hoole)

"That the following amendments be made to the ACF Policy on FIDE Fees:
1. Add the following words to Clause 2a: FIDE rating fees for all ACF events that are allocated pursuant to ACF By-laws and that are to be FIDE rated.

2. Repeal Clause 4a and replace by the following:
4. Registration and Rating fees for non-ACF Events Fees
(i) Any fees charged in relation to the registration or rating of a FIDE-rated event held in Australia, other than an event to which Clause 2a applies, will be paid by the organisation that requests that it be rated.
(ii) in respect of such an event, the ACF will pay the fees when it is billed by FIDE and the tournament organisers will reimburse the ACF for the amount so paid, provided that the organisers shall pay to the ACF, on account, a reasonable estimate of the amount of the FIDE fees for the event within one month after the conclusion of the event".

For: Denis Jessop, CAQ, Jey Hoole, Bill Gletsos, ACTCA, TCA, NSWCA
Against: Nil
Outcome: Motion carried 7-0

Council also noted that the decision to FIDE rate ACF events should rest solely with the ACF and not with the organisers. The ACF President noted the need for a FIDE Rating By-law now that FIDE rated events are becoming more common and stated that this provision could be put in there when the ACF introduces this By-law.

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


Hello, I just moved to Australia from the Americas and my father is a chess collector. Would like to know where I can find a true Australian chess set for him to add to his collection. It does not have to be a very special collectable item, just something that represents Australia. Any info on where can I find it?

Thanking you in advance,

Ana Maria d'Empaire

World News:

Hogeschool Zeeland: Krasenkow 8.0; Ikonnikov, L'Ami, Nijboer 7.5; Barua, Li, Van der Wiel, Stellwagen, Landa, Leenhouts, Garbisu 7.0.
Official site : View games

British Championship: Round 8 Standings: 1. Parker, Jonathan g ENG 2509 6.5; 2. Pert, Nicholas g ENG 2503 6.0; 3. Gormally, Daniel g ENG 2513 6.0; 4. Hebden, Mark g ENG 2532 5.5; 5. Rowson, Jonathan g SCO 2579 5.5; 6. Greet, Andrew m ENG 2431 5.5; 7. Lalic, Bogdan g CRO 2488 5.5; 8. Haslinger, Stewart m ENG 2423 5.5; 9. Cobb, James f WLS 2370 5.5; 10. Arakhamia-Grant, Ketevan m GEO 2427 5.5; 11. Jones, Gawain C m ENG 2416 5.5; 12. Gordon, Stephen J m ENG 2443 5.5.
Official site : View games

Staunton Memorial: Round 2 Standings: 1. Werle, Jan g NED 2531 2.0; 2. Sokolov, Ivan g NED 2652 2.0; 3. Timman, Jan H g NED 2594 1.5; 4. L'Ami, Erwin g NED 2586 1.5; 5. Visser, Yge m NED 2516 1.5; 6. Adams, Michael g ENG 2732 1.5; 7. Bosboom-Lanchava, Tea m NED 2389 1.5; 8. Speelman, Jonathan S g ENG 2541 0.5; 9. Howell, David WL m ENG 2479 0.0; 10. Levitt, Jonathan g ENG 2431 0.0; 11. Day, Lawrence A m CAN 2278 0.0; 12. Wells, Peter K g ENG 2480 0.0; : View games

French Championships: Round 1 Standings: 1. Colin, Vincent m FRA 2415 1.0; 2. Bauer, Christian g FRA 2599 0.5; 3. Fontaine, Robert g FRA 2518 0.5; 4. Fressinet, Laurent g FRA 2626 0.5; 5. Lautier, Joel g FRA 2675 0.5; 6. Nataf, Igor-Alexandre g FRA 2592 0.5; 7. Sokolov, Andrei3 RUS 2180 0.5; 8. Tkachiev, Vladislav g FRA 2645 0.5; 9. Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime g FRA 2577 0.5; 10. Vaisser, Anatoly g FRA 2568 0.5; 11. Dorfman, Josif D g FRA 2586 0.5; 12. Libiszewski, Fabien m FRA 2482 0.0; : View games

Mainz: Players include Anand, Radjabov, Svidler and Aronian in a variety of events.

Acropolis: Players include Rozentalis, Gelashvili, Svetushkin etc : View games

Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival:

Montreal Empresa: Tournament A Round 7 Standings: 1. Eljanov, Pavel g UKR 2651 5.0; 2. Sutovsky, Emil g ISR 2607 4.5; 3. Timofeev, Artyom g RUS 2657 4.5; 4. Miton, Kamil g POL 2638 4.5; 5. Gulko, Boris F g USA 2570 3.5; 6. Ibragimov, Ildar g USA 2624 3.0; 7. Onischuk, Alexander g USA 2668 3.0; 8. Mikhalevski, Victor g ISR 2571 2.5; 9. Charbonneau, Pascal g CAN 2501 2.5; 10. Korneev, Oleg g RUS 2638 2.0;
Tournament B Round 7 Standings: 1. Huzman, Alexander g ISR 2585 5.5; 2. Roussel-Roozmon, Thomas m CAN 2430 4.5; 3. Krnan, Tomas m CAN 2399 4.5; 4. Arencibia, Walter g CUB 2539 4.0; 5. Likavsky, Tomas g SVK 2498 4.0; 6. Barbeau, Sylvain f CAN 2398 3.5; 7. Krush, Irina m USA 2436 3.5; 8. Mitkov, Nikola g MKD 2563 3.0; 9. Lawson, Eric m CAN 2393 2.0; 10. Noritsyn, Nikolay CAN 2354 0.5;
Official site : View games A : View games B


View games PGN

Colin, V (2415)    --    Libiszewski, F (2482)
81st ch-FRA  (1)   Besancon BRA
2006.08.14     1-0     A20

1.c4 e5 2.g3 Nf6 3.Bg2 h6 4.Nf3 Nc6 5.d4 Bb4+ 6.Bd2 Bxd2+ 7.Qxd2 d6 8.d5 Ne7 9.Nc3 O-O 10.O-O a5 11.Ne1 Nd7 12.Nd3 f5 13.f4 e4 14.Ne1 Nb6 15. b3 c6 16.Nc2 cxd5 17.cxd5 Bd7 18.Rac1 Kh7 19.Ne3 Ng8 20.g4 g6 21.gxf5 gxf5 22.Qd4 Ne7 23.Kh1 Ng6 24.Rg1 Rf6

25.Nxe4!? fxe4 26.Bxe4 Be8 27.Rc7+ Nd7 28.Ng4 Rf8 29.Rxd7+ Bxd7 30.Bxg6+ Kxg6 31.Nxh6+ Kh5 32.Qg7 Qf6 33.Rg5+ Kh4 34.Qxd7

Greet, A (2431)    --    Ward, C (2461)
93rd ch-GBR  (7)   Swansea WLS
2006.08.13     1-0     B52

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bb5+ Bd7 4.Bxd7+ Qxd7 5.c4 e5 6.Nc3 Nc6 7.O-O g6 8.d3 f5 9.Nd5 O-O-O 10.Bd2 Nge7 11.b4 Nxd5 12.exd5 Nd4

( 12...Nxb4 13.Bxb4 cxb4 14.Qb3 a5 15.a3 )
13.bxc5 Nxf3+ 14.Qxf3 dxc5 15.Bc3 Bd6 16.Qe2 Rhe8 17.Ba5 Bc7 18.Bxc7 Qxc7 19.f3 Rd7 20.Rae1 Rde7 21.Qb2 Kb8 22.Re3 h5 23.h4 Qd6 24.Rfe1 f4 25.Re4 b6 26.a4 a5 27.Rb1 Ka7 28.Re2 g5 29.hxg5 Rg8

30.d4!? cxd4 31.c5!?
An unusual and effective breakthrough
( 31...bxc5 32.Rxe5!! Qxe5 33.Qb6+ Ka8 34.Qa6+ Ra7 35.Qc6+ )
32.Rc2 Qb4
( 32...Qd6 33.Rc6 +- )
33.Qc1! Qd6 34.Rc6 Qxd5 35.Rb5 Qxb5
( 35...Qd7 36.Rbxb6 )
36.axb5 Rgg7 37.Qc4 Rd7 38.Qe6 Rb7 39.Qxe5 d3 40.Rd6 1-0

Arakhamia, K (2427)    --    Ashton, A (2329)
93rd ch-GBR  (7)   Swansea WLS
2006.08.13     1-0     C97

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 O-O 8. h3 d6 9.c3 Na5 10.Bc2 c5 11.d4 Qc7 12.d5 Nc4 13.b3 Nb6 14.a4 Bd7 15.a5 Nc8 16.c4 Kh8 17.Nc3 Ng8 18.Ne2 g6 19.Bb2 Bf6 20.Nh2 Bg7 21.f4 bxc4 22.bxc4 Rb8 23.Bc3 Nh6 24.Nf3 exf4 25.Bxg7+ Kxg7 26.Nxf4 Rb4 27.Qd3 f6 28.Qc3 Nf7 29.Nd4 Re8

30.Nf5+!! gxf5 31.Nh5+ Kf8 32.Qxf6 Re5 33.exf5 Be8 34.Rxe5 dxe5 35.Ng7 Bd7 36.Ne6+ Bxe6 37.fxe6 Rxc4 38.exf7 Qxf7 39.Qh8+ Qg8 40.Qxe5

Charbonneau, P (2501)    --    Timofeev, Arty (2657)
Empresa A  (3)   Montreal CAN
2006.08.10     0-1     B67

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.Bg5 e6 7.Qd2 a6 8. O-O-O Bd7 9.f4 h6 10.Bh4 g5 11.fxg5 Ng4 12.Nxc6 Bxc6 13.Kb1 Be7 14.Bg3 hxg5 15.Qe2 Nf6 16.Bxd6 Bxd6 17.e5 Qa5 18.exd6 Qc5 19.Qc4 Qxc4 20.Bxc4 Bxg2 21.Rhg1 Bf3 22.Rdf1 g4 23.Rf2 Rc8 24.Be2

Rxc3!! 25.bxc3 Ne4 26.Bxf3 gxf3 27.Rgf1
( 27.Rxf3 or Rff1 27...Nd2+ )
27...Rh3 28.Kc1 Nxf2 0-1

Mikhalevski, V (2571)    --    Eljanov, P (2651)
Empresa A  (4)   Montreal CAN
2006.08.11     0-1     E15

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.g3 d5 4.Bg2 Bb4+ 5.Bd2 Be7 6.Nf3 O-O 7.O-O c6 8. Qc2 b6 9.Bf4 Ba6 10.b3 Nbd7 11.Rd1 Rc8 12.Nc3 h6 13.h3 Re8 14.e4 dxc4 15. Nd2 b5 16.bxc4 bxc4 17.Qa4 Bb5 18.Qxa7 g5 19.Be3 Ra8 20.Qb7 Rb8 21.Qa7 Qc8 22.d5 Ra8 23.Nxb5 cxb5 24.Qd4 exd5 25.Qc3 b4 26.Qc2 c3 27.Nb3 dxe4 28.h4 Ne5 29.hxg5 hxg5 30.Bxg5 Nf3+ 31.Bxf3 exf3 32.Nd4 Qh3 33.Nxf3 Bc5 34.Nh2 Ne4 35.Bf4

b3 36.axb3 Nxf2 37.Rf1 Nd1+ 38.Kh1 Rxa1 39.Rxd1 Rxd1+ 40.Qxd1 c2

Korneev, O (2638)    --    Ibragimov, I (2624)
Empresa A  (5)   Montreal CAN
2006.08.12     0-1     C18

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.bxc3 Qa5 7.Bd2 Qa4 8. Qb1 c4 9.Nh3 Nc6 10.Nf4 Bd7 11.g3 O-O-O 12.Bh3 f5 13.g4 fxg4 14.Bxg4 Re8 15.h4 Re7 16.Rg1 Qa5 17.Bh3 Nh6 18.Nh5 Be8 19.Nxg7 Rg8 20.Kf1 Rgxg7 21. Rxg7 Rxg7

22.Bxh6 Qxc3!! 23.Bxe6+ Bd7 24.Bxd7+ Rxd7 25.Be3 Nxd4 26.Qe1 Qxe1+ 27.Rxe1 Nxc2 28.Re2 Nxe3+ 29.Rxe3 d4 30.Re4 c3 31.Ke1 d3 32.Kd1 d2 33.Rc4+ Rc7 34.Rxc7+ Kxc7 35.a4 b6 36.f4 a6 37.f5 Kd7 38.f6 Ke6

Eljanov, P (2651)    --    Onischuk, Al (2668)
Empresa A  (5)   Montreal CAN
2006.08.12     1-0     E34

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qc2 d5 5.cxd5 Qxd5 6.e3 c5 7.a3 Bxc3+ 8.bxc3 O-O 9.Nf3 b6 10.c4 Qe4 11.Bd3 Qg4 12.Bb2 cxd4 13.Ne5 Qh5 14.exd4 Bb7 15.O-O Nc6 16.Rae1 Rfd8 17.Nxc6 Bxc6 18.Re3 Rac8 19.Rh3 Qg4 20.f3 Qf4 21.Bxh7+ Kf8 22.Bd3 Rxd4 23.Rh8+ Ng8 24.Bh7 Rd2 25.Qc3 Ke7 26.a4 Qg5 27.g3 Qc5+ 28.Kh1 Rf2 29.Ba3

Bxf3+ 30.Qxf3 Rxf1+ 31.Qxf1 Qxa3 32.Rxg8 Rxg8 33. Bxg8 f5 34.Qf4 Qxa4 35.Qg5+ Kd6 36.Qf4+ Ke7 37.Qh4+ Ke8 38.Qh5+ Ke7 39. Qf7+ Kd8 40.Qf8+ Kc7 41.Qxg7+ Kd6 42.Qf8+ Ke5 43.Qb8+ Kf6 44.Qd8+

Sutovsky, E (2607)    --    Miton, K (2638)
Empresa A  (5)   Montreal CAN
2006.08.12     1-0     C43

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.d4 Nxe4 4.Bd3 d5 5.Nxe5 Nd7 6.Nxd7 Bxd7 7.O-O Bd6 8.Qh5 Nf6 9.Re1+ Be7 10.Qf3 O-O 11.Bf4 Re8 12.Nd2 Bg4 13.Qg3 Qd7 14.h3 Nh5

15.Rxe7!! Rxe7 16.Qh4!! g6 17.Be5 Be6 18.g4 f6
( 18...Ng7 19.Qf6 )
19.Bh2 Ng7 20.Qxf6 Bxg4 21.hxg4 Qxg4+ 22.Bg3 Rae8 23.Qf3 Qg5 24.Qf4 Qh5 25.Nf1 Rf7 26.Qd2 Nf5 27.Bxf5 gxf5 28.Re1 Re4 29.Rxe4 fxe4 30.Ne3 c6 31. Qa5 b6 32.Qa6 Qg6 33.Qc8+ Rf8 34.Qc7 h5 35.Ng2 Rf7 36.Qd8+ Rf8 37.Qe7 Rf7 38.Qd8+ Rf8 39.Qe7 Rf7 40.Qe8+ Kh7 41.Nf4 Qf6 42.Ne6 Kh6 43.Bf4+ Kg6 44. Be3 Qf5 45.Kf1 Qf3 46.Ke1 1-0

Krush, I (2436)    --    Likavsky, T (2498)
Empresa B  (1)   Montreal CAN
2006.08.08     1-0     A53

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 d6 3.Nc3 Nbd7 4.e4 e5 5.d5 Nc5 6.f3 a5 7.Be3 Be7 8.Qd2 h6 9.O-O-O b6 10.Kb1 Nh7 11.g3 f5 12.h4 fxe4 13.Bxc5 bxc5 14.Nxe4 O-O 15. Bd3 Rf7 16.Qc2 Nf8 17.Rf1 c6 18.dxc6 Ra6 19.Nc3 Rxc6 20.Nd5 Ne6 21.Ne2 Nd4 22.Nxd4 cxd4 23.g4 Bxh4 24.Qe2 Bg5 25.Qe4 g6 26.Qxg6+ Rg7 27.Qe4 Rc5 28.f4 exf4

29.Rxf4 Bxf4 30.Qxf4 Rxd5 31.Qxh6 Qg5 32.Qh8+ Kf7 33.Rf1+ Ke7 34.Qf8+ Kd7 35.cxd5 Bb7 36.Rc1

Arencibia, W (2539)    --    Noritsyn, N (2354)
Empresa B  (5)   Montreal CAN
2006.08.12     1-0     B22

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.c3 d5 4.exd5 Qxd5 5.d4 Nf6 6.Be3 cxd4 7.cxd4 e6 8.Nc3 Qd6 9.a3 Be7 10.Bd3 O-O 11.O-O b6 12.Qe2 Bb7 13.Rad1 Rac8 14.Rfe1 Rfe8 15.Ng5 Na5 16.f3 h6 17.Nge4 Qd8 18.b4 Nc6 19.Bb1 Nxe4 20.Nxe4 Bf8 21. Qd3 g6 22.Bf4 f5 23.d5 exd5 24.Nc3 Rxe1+ 25.Rxe1 Ne7 26.Ne2 Qd7 27.Ba2 Re8 28.Be5 Bg7 29.Nf4 Nc8 30.Nxd5 Bxd5 31.Bxd5+ Kf8 32.Bxg7+ Qxg7 33.Rxe8+ Kxe8 34.Bc6+ Kf7 35.Qd7+ Ne7

36.Bd5+ Kf6 37.Qd6+ Kg5 38.f4+ Kh4 39.g3+ Kg4 40.Bf3+!! Kxf3 41.Qd3+ Kg4 42.Qe2+ Kh3 43.Qg2+ Kg4 44.h3+

Afek, Y (2316)    --    Landa, K (2584)
HZ Open  (3)   Vlissingen NED
2006.08.06     0-1     B57

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.Bc4 Na5 7.Bd3 g6 8.Bg5 Bg7 9.Qd2 Bd7 10.f3 h6 11.Be3 h5 12.O-O-O Rc8 13.h3 h4 14.f4 Rh5!? 15. f5 gxf5 16.exf5

Rxc3!? 17.bxc3
( 17.Qxc3 Nd5 18.Qd2 Nxe3 19.Qxe3 Bh6 )
17...Nd5 18.Qe2 Rh8 19.Bd2 Qc8 20.Bb5 a6 21.Bxd7+ Kxd7 22.Rde1 Qc5 23.f6 Bxf6 24.Rhf1 Nxc3 25.Qg4+ Kd8 26.Bxc3 Qxc3 27.Ne2 Qb2+ 28.Kd1 Qxa2 29.Qb4 Rh5 30.Nc1 Rd5+ 31.Nd3 Rb5 32.Qg4 Nc4 33.Rxf6 Rb1+ 0-1

Krasenkow, M (2635)    --    Erenburg, S (2585)
HZ Open  (6)   Vlissingen NED
2006.08.09     1-0     D45

1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.c4 c6 4.Nc3 e6 5.e3 a6 6.c5 Nbd7 7.b4 g6 8.Bd3 Bg7 9.O-O O-O 10.Na4 Qc7 11.Bb2 e5 12.Nxe5 Nxe5 13.dxe5 Ng4 14.Be2 Nxe5 15.f4 Nd7 16.Bxg7 Kxg7 17.Qd4+ Kg8 18.e4 a5 19.b5 dxe4 20.Rad1 Re8 21.Nc3 Nf8 22.bxc6 Ne6 23.Qe3 Ng7 24.Nd5 Qxc6

25.a4 Qxa4 26.Nb6 Qc2 27.Nxa8 Nf5 28.Qf2 e3 29.Qe1 Qxc5 30.Rc1 Qa7 31.Nc7 Rd8 32.Nb5 Qb6 33.g4 Ne7 34.Qh4 Bd7 35.Qxe7 Bxb5 36.Rb1 Rd3 37.Bxd3 e2+ 38.Rf2

Negi, P (2480)    --    Landa, K (2584)
HZ Open  (6)   Vlissingen NED
2006.08.09     1-0     B12

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.c4 cxd4 5.Nf3 Bg4 6.Qb3 Bxf3 7.Qxb7 Nd7 8. gxf3 e6 9.cxd5 Rb8 10.Qxa7 Bb4+ 11.Bd2 Bc5 12.Qa5 Bb6 13.Qa4 Ne7 14.dxe6 fxe6 15.Bc4 Kf7 16.f4 Nc5 17.Qd1 d3 18.Be3 Nf5 19.O-O Qh4 20.Nc3 g5 21.Kh1 Rhd8 22.b4 Nd7 23.Qxd3 Ke7


Van der Wiel, J (2508)    --    Saptarshi, R (2373)
HZ Open  (6)   Vlissingen NED
2006.08.09     1-0     B01

1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qa5 4.g3 h5 5.Nf3 Nc6 6.Bg2 h4 7.Nxh4 g5 8.Nf3 Bh3 9.Bxh3 Rxh3 10.d3 g4 11.Ng1 Qh5 12.Nxh3 Qxh3 13.Be3 Qg2 14.Kd2 Bh6 15.Bxh6 Nxh6 16.Qf1 Qf3 17.Re1 O-O-O 18.Kc1 Nd4 19.Rxe7 b5 20.Re4 b4 21.Rxd4 Rxd4 22.Ne2 Rd5 23.Nf4 Ra5 24.Kb1 Qc6 25.Qg2 Qa4 26.Qa8+ Kd7 27. Re1 Qxa2+ 28.Kc1 Qa1+ 29.Kd2 Qxb2 30.Nd5 Nf5 31.Qe8+ Kd6 32.Qd8+ Kc5 33. Qxc7+ Kb5 34.Qc4+ 1-0

Leenhouts, K (2395)    --    Michiels, B (2455)
HZ Open  (7)   Vlissingen NED
2006.08.10     1-0     B44

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nc6 5.Nb5 d6 6.c4 Nf6 7.N1c3 a6 8. Na3 b6 9.Be2 Bb7 10.O-O Be7 11.Bf4 O-O 12.Qd2 Qc7 13.Rac1 Ne5 14.f3 Rac8 15.Kh1 Qb8 16.Be3 Bd8 17.Rfd1 Bc7 18.Bg5 Ned7 19.Bf4 Ne5 20.Bg5 Ng6 21. Bxf6 gxf6 22.Qd4 Kg7 23.Nc2 h5 24.Ne3 Rh8

25.Ncd5 exd5 26.Nf5+ Kf8 27.Qxf6 Rh7 28.cxd5 Kg8 29.e5 Re8 30.e6 Bxd5 31.exf7+ Bxf7 32.Bc4 Ne5 33.Bxf7+ Nxf7 34.Re1 Qd8 35.Ne7+ Kf8 36.Rxc7 Rh6 37.Ng6+

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 Championship: Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club; From Sunday 20th August to Sunday 29th October (9 Sundays, excluding 17th September and the long weekend on 1st October). Rounds start at 2pm. Run in 3 divisions - Championship (2000+, will be FIDE rated), Major (under 2000) and Minor (under 1600). Info:

Queensland Rapid Championship: Sunday 17 September. Queensland Contract Bridge Club, 67 Ipswich Rd, Woolloongabba (opposite Southside Ford). Prizes $200/$150/$100. Two rating groups each $50. Registration 9.15am. Game in 20 minutes plus 10 seconds per move. 7 round Swiss. Entry fee $20. $10 late fee if after 16 September. Club dress rules apply. Entries/enquiries Chess Association of Queensland Inc PO Box 5014, Mt Gravatt East Qld 4122, Tel: 3411 3445 email:

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:

XI° International Chess Festival in Cesenatico from 2/09/06 to 10/09/06. Details

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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02 4382 4525
0408 824525


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