Australian Chess Federation newsletter
No. 383, August 23, 2006

Webmaster resigns
Replacement sought
Southern Tasmanian Junior Champs
Oz Junior grant
Smerdon success
MCC Under 2000/1600
UQ Soiree
Queensland adults-only/veterans and disabled
FIDE training title
World News
Grand Prix
Other Events
Australian Open
2006 Aust Schools Teams, 2007 Aust Junior

That's all, folks: After several years in the position, I've decided to resign as webmaster and newsletter editor, effective the end of this month. Although the role has been very interesting and enjoyable, it has also been time-consuming, and I'd now like to spend some time on other things ... like actually playing chess! The website could also benefit from someone with more free time and stronger technical skills than I have.

It's been a great pleasure working with the ACF, and I wish all my colleagues well. As an insider I can assure you all that the ACF is full of hard-working, conscientious and forward-thinking people devoted to advancing the game in this country, and I've felt privileged to have worked with them over the past few years. I'd also like to thank others who have contributed to the website and newsletter, particularly Charles Zworestine and Kevin Bonham for their entertaining tournament reports, and Peter Parr for his excellent and informative SMH newspaper column. And thanks to the readers who have passed on encouraging remarks over the years.

Best wishes to all of you - Paul Broekhuyse

Expressions of interest for ACF webmaster/ ACF Newsletter editor

The ACF is seeking expressions of interest from interested individuals for the positions of ACF Webmaster and ACF newsletter editor. The two positions are currently occupied by the same person but that is not essential.

The duties involved are maintaining and developing the ACF website, and/or compiling and sending out the email newsletter. Good web development skills would be welcomed but those with only modest technical knowledge should not be discouraged from applying. Applicants should also have reasonable editorial skills and be willing to devote several hours per week to the tasks.

If you have any queries please contact the ACF President, Denis Jessop (phone:(02) 6288 1935/ email:

Please send your expressions of interest to Jey Hoole, ACF Secretary (email: by cob September 07. If you are interested in only undertaking one of the positions, please specify that in your expression of interest.

The ACF Council will consider all expressions of interests and it is expected that the successful person(s) will be able to commence duties by late September.

Southern Tasmanian Junior Champs report

The TCA Southern Tasmanian Junior Championships were organised by Ross George and Mellissa Harvey for the Hobart International Junior Chess Club on Sunday 20th August as one of three regional events leading up to the TCA State Junior Championships in September. 32 players competed, all in the divisions Under 14 and below.

This closely contested event was dominated by three players, each of whom won one and lost one against the other two while defeating all other opponents. Max Rintoul beat Meg Briant in a wild game despite losing a piece in the opening, Meg won the exchange with a fork against Owen Short and held that advantage to win that game, but Owen forced Max to give up his queen to prevent mate in the final round, thus creating a three-way tie. Owen won the U14 title and the event outright on countback.

The standard of some games was encouragingly high, especially given the time limit (15 mins + 10 secs/move). Jamie Briant, who narrowly lost this game, could have been up with the winners but for missing two rounds playing for his football side on the same day!

Jamie Briant (821) - Max Rintoul (Unr)

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bc4 Nxe4! Played immediately. I'm impressed when under-12s know about this sort of stuff. 5.Nxe4 d5 6.Bxd5 Qxd5 7.Nc3 Qc4 8.d3 Qb4 9.Qe2 Bd6 10.0-0 0-0 11.Ng5 h6 12.Nf3 Bg4 13.Nd5 Qa5 14.Ne3 Nd4 15.Qd2 Qxd2 16.Nxd2 Be6 17.Ndc4 Rac8 18.Na5 b6 19.Nac4 b5 20.Nd2 Rfd8 21.Ne4 f5 22.Nxd6 cxd6 23.c3 Nc6 24.Rd1 f4 25.Nc2 f3 26.d4 exd4 27.Nxd4 Nxd4 28.Rxd4 Re8 29.Rxd6 Bh3! A sneaky trap - any g-pawn move results in back-rank mate!. 30.Bd2 fxg2 31.Re1 Rxe1+ 32.Bxe1 Re8 33.Bd2 Re2 34.Rd3 Bf5 35.Rd5 Be4 36.Rd8+ Kf7 37.Rd7+ Kf8 and after an exchange of bishops Black was able to win White's a and b pawns for his g2 pawn. While White got all the queenside pawns off the board, Black was able to get an excellent king position and eventually win White's h-pawn. Almost a draw but Black reached a won ending with king, rook and g-pawn vs king and rook, finally forcing mate with king and rook vs king. 0-1

Under 14 Champion: Owen Short 6/7
Runner-up Boy: Rhys Kilpatrick 4/7
Runner-up Girl: Meg Briant 6/7

Under 12 Champion: Max Rintoul 6/7
Runner-up Boy: Zac Frame 5/7
Runner-up Girl: Mikalha George 4/7

Under 10 Champion: Erin Frame 5/7
Runner-up Boy: Luke Bombadieri 5/7
Runner-up Girl: Alina Krasnicki 4/7

Under 8 Champion: Harry Briant 4/7
Runner-up Boy: Sebastian Krasnicki 1/7
Runner-up Girl: Julia Bombadieri 1.5/7

- Kevin Bonham (arbiter)

2007 Australian Junior grant: The ACTJCL has been successful in obtaining a grant under the Events Assistance Program. This program is run through Canberra Tourism and recognises the standing of our event in delivering tourist outcomes for the national capital. Only about 10-15 events receive grants each year including our major local festivals like the Kanga Cup, Floriade, the Folk Festival and Summernats Car Festival. And now including chess.

We have received a total grant of $3500 towards promotional costs associated with the "Australian Festival of Junior Chess".

The event is currently well within budget and exceeding projections for grants & sponsorship - of course we still await the entries themselves but interest is already steady and we believe our 31 October close (for the offer of a free shirt & water bottle) will give us a good ballpark idea of the entries we can expect and any budgetary or scheduling issues that may arise as a consequence.

The cash prize pool of $4500 has been bolstered by approximately $2000 in non-cash prizes already donated and we expect to add to that.

- Libby Smith,
Tournament Director
06/07 Festival of Junior Chess

Terence Tao - the brother of well-known SA player Trevor Tao - has won the Fields medal, which is the world's top mathematics honour. Details

IM David Smerdon has tied for first in a strong open in Holland.

1. Korneev, Oleg g RUS 2638 5.0 25.0 20.00 19.5
2. Miezis, Normunds g LAT 2527 5.0 23.5 18.50 19.5
3. Smerdon, David m AUS 2472 5.0 23.0 18.75 17.5
4. Ernst, Sipke m NED 2504 5.0 23.0 18.50 18.0
5. Senff, Martin m GER 2464 5.0

Melbourne Chess Club Under 2000 and Under 1600

Final Standings Under 1600

  1   Renzies, Elliott   VIC   1487 6    
 2-3  McCart, Roger      ACT   1533 5    
      Simutanyi, Kozo    VIC   1344 5    
  4   Omeragic, Jusuf    VIC   1566 4    
 5-6  Shawcross, Hartley ACT   1345 3.5  
      Garrido, Gabriel   VIC        3.5  
7-10  Davenport, John    VIC   1558 3    
      Prasad, Daryl      VIC   1135 3    
      Niemann, Judd      VIC        3    
      Teo, Rob                 1300 3    
 11   Tambasco, Jean-Luc VIC   1204 2    
 12   Henzgen, Ben       VIC   1262 1    Code:

Final Standings Under 2000

  1   Kalisch, Thomas   VIC   1797 6    
 2-3  Papadinis, Jim    VIC   1749 5    
      Raine, Marcus     VIC   1853 5    
 4-8  Kovacevic, Paul   VIC   1693 4    
      Lycett, Garry     VIC   1731 4    
      Podvorac, Zeljko  VIC   1618 4    
      Kaplan, Alex      VIC   1665 4    
      Voon, Richard     VIC   1877 4    
  9   Ghobrial, Adel    VIC   1599 3.5  
10-13 McCart, Richard   VIC   1756 3    
      Lovegrove, Adam   VIC   1407 3    
      Soesanto, Romy    VIC   1699 3    
      Ivanov, Nikola    VIC   1502 3    
 14   Wertheim, Stephen VIC   1501 2.5  
 15   Kostrzewa, Jake   VIC   1340 2    
 16   Yako, Tony        VIC   1732 0

UQ Soiree 76 participants from 9 colleges played in this annual event on the 5th August that was 8 rounds of 5 mins/side lightning chess.

Brendan Griffen won with 8/8. Kings College and Cromwell College then played a final 10 mins/side where Cromwell triumphed 3-1 with Kelis upsetting Brendan on board 1.

Afterward, IM Stephen Solomon played a 20 board simultaneous exhibition, winning 18/20 games, losing only to Nathan Anderson and Dion Sampson.

Nathan Walk organised the equipment and International House hosted the fun event.

Queensland adults-only/veterans and disabled events:

Adults only

No Name             Feder Rtg  1    2    3   4   5  

1  Thomas, Brian    QLD        4:D  7:W 10:W 2:W 3:W
2  Ruddy, Alex      QLD        3:W  8:W  5:W 1:L 7:W
3  Gray, Garvin     QLD        2:L  9:W  6:W 5:D 1:L
4  Bender, Peter G  QLD        1:D  6:L  7:L 9:W 5:W
5  Karibasic, Amir  QLD        9:W 10:W  2:L 3:D 4:L
6  Cigelj, David    QLD       10:L  4:W  3:L 7:D 9:W
7  Booy, Peter      QLD        8:L  1:L  4:W 6:D 2:L
8  Redzepagic, Emir            7:W  2:L  0:D 6:  0: 
9  Rogers, Jim      QLD        5:L  3:L  0:W 4:L 6:L
10 Lester, George E QLD        6:W  5:L  1:L 7:  0: 

Veterans' and Disabled

No Name                     Feder Rtg  1    2    3    4    5  

1  Lovejoy, David           QLD        9:W  7:W  3:W  2:D  4:W
2  Weller, Tony             QLD        8:W 11:W  4:W  1:D  6:W
3  Korenevski, Oleg         QLD        5:D  9:W  1:L 10:W  7:W
4  Kingston, Joe            QLD       10:W  5:W  2:L  7:W  1:L
5  Buciu, Vasile            QLD        3:D  4:L  9:W  6:D  8:W
6  Hartley-Holl, Clifford J QLD        7:L  8:W 11:W  5:D  2:L
7  Macleod, Keith           QLD        6:W  1:L 10:W  4:L  3:L
8  Matheson, Rhys           VIC        2:L  6:L  0:W 12:W  5:L
9  Fraser, Wayne G          QLD        1:L  3:L  5:L 11:W 12:W
10 Leskiewicz, Lech         QLD        4:L  0:W  7:L  3:L 11:W
11 Van De Graaff, Nell      QLD        0:W  2:L  6:L  9:L 10:L
12 Wright, Catherine        QLD        0:D  0:D  0:L  8:L  9:L

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

Application for a FIDE training title

From the FIDE website:

- direct approval process extended till 30th November 2006

Following the appeal by General Secretary Ignatius Leong to national federations to participate in the FIDE Accreditation of FIDE Trainers, the FIDE General Assembly endorsed the recommendation of the FIDE Trainers Committee to award titles to 143 FIDE Trainers and 136 FIDE Instructors. These were among more than 500 applications.

The meeting of the Trainers Committee in Turin saw overwhelming attendance and interest in the work of the Committee. The attendees appreciated and understood that the accreditation process augurs well for those who take to coaching as a serious career as well as to those who wish to engage a qualified trainer. By consensus, the Trainers Committee agreed to extend the `direct approval` process by six months, after which all aspiring trainers MUST enroll and pass training seminars.

Herewith is a brief summary on the training titles:-

1 Developmental Instructor (DI) Knows the rules of Chess; rating of minimum 1400 Simple instructions

2 National Instructor (NI) Minimum 2 years experience as Developmental Instructor; rating of minimum 1600; trainees have minimum top 10 placings in recognized national-level competitions Train players with rating up to 1600

3 FIDE Instructor (FI) Minimum 2 years experience or National Instructor;rating of minimum 1800 National examiner and conduct courses for Instructors from Levels 1 and 2; train players with rating up 1800

4 FIDE Trainer (FT) Minimum 5 year experience; tertiary education or FIDE Instructor; rating of minimum 2300 or for a time;speaks one FIDE language National examiner and conduct course for Instructors from Levels 1 to 3; train players with rating above 2300

5 FIDE Senior Trainer (FST) Minimum 10 years or FIDE Trainer; tertiary education; rating of minimum 2450 or for a time; speaks English; trainees have world/international successes National examiner; conduct courses for chess trainers from Level 3 upwards; train players with rating above 2450

Fees are payable for these titles. A license is valid within 30 days after the date of examination or `direct approval by GA`. The license fee is renewable every two years upon successful attendance in a training seminar.

Application for the direct approval process must be submitted by a national federation or FIDE-endorsed Academy using this Application form. The deadline is 30th November 2006. Results will be announced before 1st January 2007 and federations will be invoiced for successful applications. Late applications and appeals will not be accepted.

Visit for full details

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.

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


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World News:

Kasparov returns for Credit Suisse Rapid: Final Round 6 Standings: 1. Kasparov, Garry g RUS 2812 4.5; 2. Karpov, Anatoly g RUS 2668 4.5; 3. Polgar, Judit g HUN 2710 2.5; 4. Korchnoi, Viktor g SUI 2600 0.5
Official site : View games

Russian GM Evgeny Gleizerov (2562) won the Predeal Open in Romania with a score of 6.5/9. Nur Yachou (2014) of Melbourne started with 3/4 but was heavily ourated in the last 5 rounds finishing with 3.5/9 in the 174 player event. - Peter Parr

NH Chess Tournament: Round 4 Standings: 1. Carlsen, Magnus g NOR 2675 2.5 2697 2. Karjakin, Sergey g UKR 2679 2.5 2676 3. Stellwagen, Daniel g NED 2575 2.0 2583 4. Wang Hao g CHN 2610 1.5 2513 5. Smeets, Jan g NED 2532 1.5 2496 Rising Stars 10. 1. Beliavsky, Alexander G g SLO 2625 2.5 2693 2. Jussupow, Artur g GER 2617 2.0 2634 3. Andersson, Ulf g SWE 2542 2.0 2599 4. Nunn, John D.M g ENG 2617 2.0 2624 5. Ljubojevic, Ljubomir g SCG 2551 1.5 2528 Experience 10
Official site : View games

China-Russia: China beat Russia 51.5-48.5
View games

British Championship: Rowson 8.5; Arakhamia-Grant 8.0; Gormally, Hebden, Jones, Parker 7.5.
Official site : View games

Staunton Memorial: Round 8 Standings: 1. Sokolov, Ivan g NED 2652 6.5; 2. Adams, Michael g ENG 2732 6.0; 3. Werle, Jan g NED 2531 6.0; 4. Timman, Jan H g NED 2594 6.0; 5. L'Ami, Erwin g NED 2586 5.0; 6. Bosboom-Lanchava, Tea m NED 2389 4.0; 7. Visser, Yge m NED 2516 3.0; 8. Speelman, Jonathan S g ENG 2541 3.0; 9. Levitt, Jonathan g ENG 2431 3.0; 10. Wells, Peter K g ENG 2480 3.0; 11. Howell, David WL m ENG 2479 1.5; 12. Day, Lawrence A m CAN 2278 1.0 : View games

French Championships: Round 8 Standings: 1. Fressinet, Laurent g FRA 2626 6.0; 2. Tkachiev, Vladislav g FRA 2645 5.5; 3. Lautier, Joel g FRA 2675 5.0; 4. Fontaine, Robert g FRA 2518 4.5; 5. Dorfman, Josif D g FRA 2586 4.0; 6. Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime g FRA 2577 4.0; 7. Sokolov, Andrei1 g FRA 2589 3.5; 8. Bauer, Christian g FRA 2599 3.5; 9. Nataf, Igor-Alexandre g FRA 2592 3.0; 10. Vaisser, Anatoly g FRA 2568 3.0; 11. Libiszewski, Fabien m FRA 2482 3.0; 12. Colin, Vincent m FRA 2415 3.0. : View games

Mainz: Players include Anand, Radjabov, Svidler and Aronian in a variety of events. Anand-Radjabov 5-3. : View games

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

Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival: Leading Final Round 9 Standings: 1 Gashimov Vugar GM AZE 2644 6,5 2 Anastasian Ashot GM ARM 2566 6,5 3 Potkin Vladimir GM RUS 2556 6,0 4 Miroshnichenko Evgenij GM UKR 2616 6,0 5 Kengis Edvins GM LAT 2539 6,0 6 Grigoriants Sergey GM RUS 2579 6,0 7 Goloshchapov Alexander GM UKR 2558 6,0 8 Azarov Sergei GM BLR 2579 6,0 9 GhaemMaghami Ehsan GM IRI 2594 6,0 10 Neverov Valeriy GM UKR 2556 6,0 11 Mamedov Rauf GM AZE 2561 5,5 12 Ibrahimov Rasul GM AZE 2528 5,5 13 Fedorov Alexei GM BLR 2617 5,5 14 Abbasov Farid IM AZE 2443 5,5 15 Sturua Zurab GM GEO 2509 5,5 16 Rausis Igors GM BAN 2510 5,5 17 Allahverdiev Anar IM AZE 2435 5,5 18 Amin Bassem IM EGY 2453 5,5 19 Ushenina Anna WGM UKR 2410 5,5 20 Alavi Sayed Javad FM IRI 2314 5,5 64 players

Montreal Empresa: Tournament A Final Round 9 Standings: 1. Eljanov, Pavel g UKR 2651 6.5; 2. Miton, Kamil g POL 2638 6.0; 3. Timofeev, Artyom g RUS 2657 5.5; 4. Sutovsky, Emil g ISR 2607 5.0; 5. Gulko, Boris F g USA 2570 4.5; 6. Onischuk, Alexander g USA 2668 4.0; 7. Korneev, Oleg g RUS 2638 3.5; 8. Mikhalevski, Victor g ISR 2571 3.5; 9. Charbonneau, Pascal g CAN 2501 3.5; 10. Ibragimov, Ildar g USA 2624 3.0
Tournament B Round 7 Standings: Tournament B Final Round 9 Standings: 1. Huzman, Alexander g ISR 2585 6.5; 2. Krnan, Tomas m CAN 2399 6.0; 3. Arencibia, Walter g CUB 2539 5.5; 4. Likavsky, Tomas g SVK 2498 5.0; 5. Mitkov, Nikola g MKD 2563 4.5; 6. Roussel-Roozmon, Thomas m CAN 2430 4.5; 7. Krush, Irina m USA 2436 4.5; 8. Barbeau, Sylvain f CAN 2398 3.5; 9. Lawson, Eric m CAN 2393 3.5; 10. Noritsyn, Nikolay CAN 2354 1.5
Official site : View games A : View games B


View games PGN

Czarnota, P (2547)    --    Kryvoruchko, Y (2536)
Rubinstein Mem  (1)   Polanica Zdroj POL
2006.08.20     0-1     C67

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.O-O Nxe4 5.d4 Nd6 6.Bxc6 dxc6 7.dxe5 Nf5 8.Qxd8+ Kxd8 9.Rd1+ Ke8 10.Nc3 Ne7 11.h3 Ng6 12.b3 Be7 13.Bb2 h5 14. Ne4 h4 15.Re1 Kf8 16.Rad1 Rh5 17.Nd6!? Be6!?

( 17...cxd6 18.exd6 Bd8 19.d7 )
18.Nxb7 Bd5 19.Re3 Rb8 20.Na5 Rb5 21.Bc3 Bc5 22.Ree1 Nf4 23.Kf1 Bb6 24.Nc4

Nxg2!! 25.Nxb6 Bxf3 26.Nc8!? Ke8 27.e6 Nxe1 28.exf7+ Kxf7 29.Rxe1 Rhg5 30. Re3 Bg2+ 31.Ke2 Rb8 32.Re7+ Kg8 33.Rxc7 Bxh3 34.Ne7+ Kh7 35.f4 Rg2+ 36.Ke1 Rd8 37.Nxc6 Rd7

Socko, B (2621)    --    Laznicka, V (2602)
Rubinstein Mem  (2)   Polanica Zdroj POL
2006.08.21     1-0     E13

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6 4.Nc3 Bb4 5.Bg5 Bb7 6.e3 h6 7.Bh4 c5 8.Bd3 cxd4 9.exd4 Bxf3 10.Qxf3 Nc6 11.Qe3 Be7 12.O-O Nb4 13.a3 Nxd3 14.Qxd3 O-O 15.b4 Rc8 16.Rac1 Nh5 17.Bxe7 Qxe7 18.c5 d6

19.c6! d5 20.Qe3 Nf6 21.b5 a6 22.a4 Ra8 23.Ra1 Ra7 24.Rfc1 Rfa8 25.Qe5 Kf8 26.a5! Qd8 27.axb6 Qxb6 28. Na4 Qxb5 29.c7 Rc8 30.Qd6+ Ke8 31.Nb6 Ne4 32.Nxc8!!

Kengis, E (2539)    --    Samhouri, A (2294)
16th Open  (1)   Abu Dhabi UAE
2006.08.12     1-0     A14

1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.g3 d5 4.Bg2 Be7 5.b3 O-O 6.O-O c5 7.e3 Nc6 8.Bb2 Re8 9.d4 b6 10.Nc3 Ba6 11.Ne5!? Rc8 12.Nxc6 Rxc6 13.Re1 cxd4 14.Qxd4 Bc5 15.Qd1 Bb4 16.Rc1 Rd6 17.cxd5 Nxd5

18.Nxd5!? Bxe1 19.Qg4 e5 20.e4 Bd2 21. Rc2 Bh6 22.Ba3 Rg6 23.Qd1 Rge6 24.Rc7 Qb8 25.Bh3 Rd8 26.Qf3 Rf6 27.Nxf6+ gxf6 28.Qg4+ Bg5 29.Rc6 Kg7 30.Be7

Kasparov, G (2812)    --    Korchnoi, V (2600)
Lichthof Champions Blitz  (1)   Zurich SUI
2006.08.22     1-0     E11

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Bb4+ 4.Bd2 a5 5.Nc3 b6 6.e3 Bb7 7.Bd3 O-O 8. O-O d5 9.cxd5 exd5 10.a3 Bd6 11.Ne5 c5 12.f4 Nc6 13.Nb5 cxd4 14.exd4 Ne7 15.f5 Ne4 16.Bxe4 dxe4 17.f6 Bxe5 18.dxe5 Ng6 19.fxg7 Kxg7 20.Nd6 Ba6 21.

Bh6+!! Kg8 22.Rf5 Qh4 23.Bg5

Polgar, Ju (2710)    --    Kasparov, G (2812)
Lichthof Champions Blitz  (2)   Zurich SUI
2006.08.22     0-1     B80

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Be3 e6 7.f3 b5 8. Qd2 Nbd7 9.g4 Nb6 10.Qf2 Nfd7 11.O-O-O Bb7 12.Nb3 Rc8 13.Nxb5 axb5 14.Bxb5 Bc6 15.Bd3 Be7 16.f4 O-O 17.g5 Ba4 18.Kb1 Nc4 19.e5 Bxb3 20.cxb3 Nxe3 21. Qxe3 d5 22.h4 Qa5 23.h5 Nc5 24.f5 Ra8 25.a4 Nxa4 26.f6 Nc3+ 27.Kc2 Rfc8 28.Ra1 Nd1+ 0-1

Zvjaginsev, V (2675)    --    Ni Hua (2607)
CHN-RUS Chess Summit  (1)   Ergun CHN
2006.08.10     1-0     C00

1.e4 e6 2.Qe2!? e5!? 3.c3 Nc6 4.f4 d6 5.Nf3 g6 6.Qf2 Bg7 7.Bc4 Nf6 8.d3 O-O 9.O-O exf4 10.Bxf4 Ng4 11.Qg3 Nge5 12.Nbd2 Nxc4 13.Nxc4 Be6 14. Ne3 Ne5 15.Nxe5 dxe5 16.Bxe5 Bxe5 17.Qxe5 Qxd3 18.Rf3!

Threatening Ne3-g4!-h6 mate
18...Qe2 19.c4 Rad8 20.Raf1 Rd3

21.Ng4!! Bxg4 22.Rxf7!! Qxf1+
( 22...Rxf7 23.Qe8+ Kg7 24.Rxf7+ Kh6 25.Qf8+ Kg5 ( 25...Kh5 26.Rxh7+ Kg5 27.h4# ) 26.Qe7+! Kh5 27.Rxh7# )
23.Rxf1 Rxf1+ 24.Kxf1 Rd7 25.h3 Rf7+ 26.Kg1 Bc8 27.Qe8+ Rf8 28.Qe7 c6 29. e5 Rf7 30.Qd8+ Rf8 31.Qe7 Rf7 32.Qd8+ Rf8 33.Qc7 a6 34.b3 Re8 35.Kf2 Rf8+ 36.Ke3 Re8 37.g4 Rf8 38.a4 Re8 39.Kf4 h6 40.Ke4 Rf8 41.Qe7 1-0

Jakovenko, D (2667)    --    Ni Hua (2607)
CHN-RUS Chess Summit  (2)   Ergun CHN
2006.08.11     1-0     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 a5 13.Nd3 c4 14.Nf2 Ba6 15.c3 a4 16.a3 bxa3 17.bxa3 Rb8 18.Bd1 Rb3!? 19.Bc2 Qa5 20.Nd1 f5 21.exf6 Nxf6 22.Qc1 Na7 23.f5 Ne4 24.fxe6 Nb5 25.Bxe4 dxe4

26.Bg5!? Nxd4!? 27.cxd4 Rbxf3!? 28.gxf3 Bxg5 29.Qc3 Qf5 30.Ne3 Qxe6 31.fxe4 Rxf1+ 32.Nxf1 Qxe4 33. Re1 Qg6 34.Qg3 Bf6 35.d5 Bd4+ 36.Ne3 Qxg3+ 37.hxg3 Bc5 38.Kf2 Kf7 39.Kf3 Kf6 40.Ng4+ Kf7 41.Ne5+ Kg8 42.Ke4 h5 43.Rc1 Bd6 44.Rc3 g5 45.Nxc4 Bxc4 46.Rxc4 Bxg3 47.Kf5

Zvjaginsev, V (2675)    --    Zhang Pengxiang (2622)
CHN-RUS Chess Summit  (4)   Ergun CHN
2006.08.13     1-0     C00

1.e4 e6 2.f4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.Nf3 Nc6 5.c3 Bd7 6.Na3 f6 7.g3 c4 8.b3 Qa5 9.b4 Qb6 10.d4 a5 11.b5 Na7 12.Rb1 f5 13.Nd2 Bxa3 14.Bxa3 Nxb5 15.Bb2 a4 16.Ba3 g6 17.g4 Qd8

18.Rxb5!? Bxb5 19.h4 Nh6 20.gxf5 Nxf5 21.Nf3 Qd7 22. Kf2 O-O-O 23.Bh3 h6 24.Qb1 Rdf8 25.Qb4 Rf7 26.Qa5 Ba6 27.Rb1 Ne7 28.Bd6 Nc6 29.Qb6 g5 30.Rg1 Re8 31.hxg5 hxg5 32.Nxg5 Rxf4+ 33.Ke3 Rh4 34.Bxe6 Rxe6 35.Nxe6 Rh3+ 36.Ke2 Rh8 37.Rg7 Nxd4+ 38.Qxd4

Davies, Ni (2512)    --    Cobb, J (2370)
93rd ch-GBR  (11)   Swansea WLS
2006.08.17     1-0     A29

1.c4 Nf6 2.Nc3 e5 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.g3 d6 5.Bg2 g6 6.d4 exd4 7.Nxd4 Bd7 8. b3 Bg7 9.Bb2 O-O 10.O-O Re8 11.Nc2 Bf5 12.Ne3 Rxe3!? 13.fxe3 Ng4 14.Qd2

Nxe3!? 15.Qxe3!? Bd4 16.Qxd4!? Nxd4
White has a rook and a piece for the queen
17.Rad1 Qg5 18.Kh1 c5 19.Nd5 Qh6 20.Rf4 Be6 21.Rdf1 Nxe2 22.Rh4 Qd2 23.Nf6+ Kf8 24.Nxh7+ Ke7 25.Bf6+ Kd7 26.Ng5 Re8 27.Rh7 Nd4 28.Nxe6 Rxe6 29.Rxf7+ Ke8 30.Bxd4 Qxd4 31.Rf8+ Kd7 32.R1f7+ Re7 33.Bh3+ Kc6 34. Rxe7
Very impressive!

Williams, Si (2473)    --    Ledger, D (2274)
93rd ch-GBR  (9)   Swansea WLS
2006.08.15     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.e5 Nd5 12.Ne4 Nb4 13.Qe2 O-O 14.O-O a6 15.Rd1 Bb5 16.Qd2 N8c6 17.a3 Nd3 18.a4 Bc4 19.Qc3 b5 20.Rxd3 Bxd3 21.Qxd3 c4 22.Qd2 Rb8 23.h4 Qa5 24.Qxd7 Rbc8 25.Qg4 Nxe5 26.Nxe5 Qe1+ 27.Kh2 f5 28.Qh3 Bb4 29.axb5 axb5 30.h5 Rce8

31.Nf6+!! Rxf6
( 31...gxf6 32.Bd5+ Kh8 33.Ng6+ hxg6 34.hxg6+ )
32.Bd5+ Kh8 33.Ng6+!! Rxg6 34.hxg6 Qxf2+ 35.Bg2 h6 36.Bxh6!! f4 37.Bg5+ Kg8 38.Qh7+ Kf8 39.Qh8# 1-0

Devereaux, M (2377)    --    Snape, I (2241)
93rd ch-GBR  (9)   Swansea WLS
2006.08.15     1-0     B20

1.e4 c5 2.Na3 g6 3.Nf3 Bg7 4.c3 Nf6 5.e5 Nd5 6.d4 cxd4 7.Qxd4 Nc7 8. Qh4 h6 9.Bc4 Ne6 10.O-O a6 11.Rd1 Qc7 12.Be3 Nc6 13.Bxe6! dxe6 14.Nc4 b5 15.Bb6 Qb7

16.Rd8+!! Nxd8 17.Nd6+!! Kd7
( 17...exd6 18.Qxd8# )
18.Nxb7 Bxb7 19.Rd1+ Bd5 20.c4 g5 21.Qe4 Kc6 22.Qd4 1-0

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:

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:

Canterbury/Box Hill Open: 22 Sep-3 Nov. 3 Rochester Rd. Canterbury. Details. West and Rujevic are confirmed entrants. Prize fund: $1600. Entry fees $30 early bird discounts. $15 visitors fees for Non Box Hill or Canterbury Junior Chess Club members.

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:

Malbork Castle Cup: 9-10 Sep. Malbork, Poland. Details

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


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