Australian Chess Federation newsletter
No. 384, August 30, 2006

Replacement sought
FIDE Trainer Titles
Huntingdale Masters
Perth Handicap
Metro Open
Hobart Club champs
Malaysian Open
IM Smerdon in Holland
NSW Champs start
Coaches sought
World Youth
Asian Schools Chess Festival
World News
Grand Prix
Other Events
Australian Open
2006 Aust Schools Teams, 2007 Aust Junior

Resignation of Editor and Webmaster

Last week Paul Broekhuyse announced that he will be giving up the positions of Newsletter and ACF Webmaster effective 31 August. On behalf of the ACF and I believe the whole Australian Chess Community, I thank Paul for the great job he has done which I know involved much time and effort. The Newsletter, in particular, is a vital source of current information about the chess world and Paul raised the bar to new heights whilst he was Editor. Thanks again, Paul and best of luck across the board in future!

On the same subject, a reminder that expressions of interest for replacement(s) for both positions are open until 7 September.

- Denis Jessop
ACF President

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.

FIDE Trainer Titles

Last week Paul published details of FIDE's scheme to offer FIDE Trainer Titles without examinations, as they had done last year, open until 30 November 2006. There is a fee for this which applicants will have to pay via reimbursement to the ACF but I encourage coaches to consider seriously applying for a title. I should like to see a reasonably large pool of FIDE titled trainers in the country so that we will have a recognised base of people who we could consider qualified to be involved in the training of coaches within Australia in the future. At present the FIDE Scheme normally requires attendance at training seminars in places like Singapore or Berlin which is very costly for those interested in gaining accreditation. Please note that all applications under the current FIDE offer need endorsement by the National Federation. Applicants should send their applications through me but e-mail is sufficient. My e-mail address is

- Denis Jessop
ACF President

Huntingdale Masters - WA

Player ACF Rating FIDE Rating Score
Kurniawan, Stephanus 1987! 7.5 / 9
Boyd, Tristan 2240!! 2279 6.5 / 9
Hare, Tim 2067!! 2169 6.5 / 9
Horstmann, Michael 2100! 2205 6.0 / 9
Roza, Peter 1937!! 2139 4.5 / 9
Barber, Haydn 2142!! 2243 4.0 / 9
Donaldson, Thomas 1788!! 4.0 / 9
Fedec, John 1858!! 2022 3.5 / 9
Dunlop, Gordon 1812!! 1.5 / 9
Sheridan, Wallace 1466!! 1.0 / 9

Perth Club 30 Minute Handicap Tournament For every 50 rating points or part thereof the higher rated player had a minute deducted and added to the lower rated player's time with a maximum/minimum 20/40 minutes cut-off.

Final standings after 8 rounds:
 =1st   Wolfgang Leonhardt 6
 =1st   Ross List 6
 =1st   Norbert Muller 6
   4th   Martin Curtis 5
   5th   Rob Maris 4.5
 =6th   Tony Bannan 4
 =6th   David Frankland 4
 =6th   Natalie Maris 4
 =6th   Joe Klimczak 4
 10th   John Brooke 3.5
=11th  Colin Walker 3
=11th  Alan Wolstencroft 3
  13th  Karel Valhala 1

- CAWA newsletter

Metro Open - WA

No Name                  Rtg  Total  1    2    3    4    5    6    7
1  Haasse, Adam          2021 6     21:W 24:W  4:W  2:D  6:W  3:D  7:W
2  Maris, Robert         1865 5.5   28:W 13:W 11:W  1:D  3:D  8:D  4:W
3  Kuklinski, Andrew     1939 5.5   27:W 10:D 17:W  5:W  2:D  1:D  8:W
4  Khan, Nazim           1774 5     22:W 14:W  1:L 15:W 11:W  9:W  2:L
5  Johnstone, Ray        1670 5     35:W  7:D 24:W  3:L  9:D 17:W 10:W
6  Dunlop, Gordon        1812 5     30:D 12:W 10:D 13:W  1:L 14:W 15:W
7  Chin, Albert-Chao L   1956 4.5   34:W  5:D  9:D  8:D 16:W 11:W  1:L
8  Choong, Yita          1714 4.5   23:W 17:D 18:W  7:D 10:W  2:D  3:L
9  Lubtschenko, Wally    1684 4.5   33:W 18:D  7:D 27:W  5:D  4:L 12:W
10 Payne, Sophie         1658 4     25:+  3:D  6:D 14:W  8:L 20:W  5:L
11 Maris, Natalie A      1700 4     19:W 15:W  2:L 21:W  4:L  7:L 22:W
12 Humphries, Ryan       1403 4     20:W  6:L 16:L 35:W 25:W 13:W  9:L
13 Jahangirian, Mohammad 1644 4     26:W  2:L 30:W  6:L 18:W 12:L 27:W
14 Sheridan, Wallace     1466 4     36:W  4:L 23:W 10:L 27:W  6:L 16:W
15 Lintern, Melvyn       1418 4     32:W 11:L 19:W  4:L 22:W 18:W  6:L
16 Motu, Ben             1028 3.5   24:L 32:W 12:W 17:D  7:L 21:+ 14:L
17 Pilgrim, Robert E     1536 3.5   31:W  8:D  3:L 16:D 28:W  5:L 20:D
18 McLean, Doug          1459 3.5   29:W  9:D  8:L 34:+ 13:L 15:L 28:W
19 Prunty, Jon           1119 3.5   11:L 36:+ 15:L 33:W 21:D 27:D 25:D
20 Reichard, Sven             3.5   12:L 33:W 27:L 23:W 30:W 10:L 17:D
21 Slack-Smith, Blair    1266 3      1:L 25:W 35:W 11:L 19:D 16:- 23:D
22 Bailye, Ron           1213 3      4:L 26:L 36:+ 29:W 15:L 31:W 11:L
23 Taylor, Garry G       1181 3      8:L 29:W 14:L 20:L 35:W 28:D 21:D
24 Massey, Reg           1677 3     16:W  1:L  5:L  0:L 31:- 29:W 32:W
25 Lofthouse, Tony       1001 3     10:- 21:L 32:W 30:W 12:L 26:D 19:D
26 Balaji, Shyam         993  3     13:L 22:W 34:L 28:L 29:D 25:D 31:W
27 Wood, Mark            1250 2.5    3:L 31:W 20:W  9:L 14:L 19:D 13:L
28 Smyth, Vic A          1245 2.5    2:L 35:L 31:W 26:W 17:L 23:D 18:L
29 Ilmenstein, Horst          2.5   18:L 23:L 33:W 22:L 26:D 24:L 35:W
30 Laugery, Bernard A    1222 2      6:D 34:D 13:L 25:L 20:L 32:D 33:D
31 Bailey, Ben           854  2     17:L 27:L 28:L 32:W 24:+ 22:L 26:L
32 McQuilkin, Graeme          1.5   15:L 16:L 25:L 31:L 33:W 30:D 24:L
33 Leinster-Mackay, Don  1046 1.5    9:L 20:L 29:L 19:L 32:L 35:W 30:D
34 Sainsbury, Gerard     1250 1.5    7:L 30:D 26:W 18:-  0:   0:   0:
35 Doherty, Tom          1024 1      5:L 28:W 21:L 12:L 23:L 33:L 29:L
36 Howard, Bryan         829  0     14:L 19:- 22:-  0:   0:   0:   0:

Eighteen players entered the 2006 Hobart International Chess Club championship, of whom 15 played enough games to be classed as finishers. In the end 86 of 105 scheduled games were completed.

13.5/14 Kevin Bonham 1941
11.5 Michael Saunders 1576
11 Martin Line 1696
9 John Slidziunas 1636, Henry Sheerwater UNR
8 Janice Martin 1414, Nigel Frame 1783
7.5 Michael Midson 1597
6 Graham Richards 1380
5.5 Milutin Ivkovic 1563, Scott Cohen 1518
3.5 Noel O'Mara 1217
3 John Kennedy 1302
2 John O'Mara 1541, James Abbott UNR

Scratched: Leon Rice 0/1 Charles Chadwick 0/2 Suraj Dutt 0/1

(Frame, Kennedy and both O'Maras lost some points in unplayed games)

While it looks like an easy win for the defending champion on paper (conceding just one draw to Janice Martin, in which he had to swindle a perpetual check with two rooks against two rooks and two pawns), he was in fact pushed quite hard by Michael Saunders who was close to the lead until about four rounds from the end. Saunders performed at about 1850 and totally outclassed several of his opponents. He should make a very large rating gain indeed. Once again the midfield was very competitive with few easy points available. Local junior chess coach Henry Sheerwater made a good debut playing at about 1600 strength including a win over Saunders.

My thanks to Paul for all his excellent work as newsletter editor over the last few years.

- Kevin Bonham

Malaysian Open: Kuala Lumpur. GM Dao Thien Hai, IM Oliver Dimakiling, GM Ziaur Rahman, IM Darwin Laylo and IM Wynn Zaw Htun shared first with 8/11. FM Jonathan Humphrey (2246) of Queensland scored 6.5/11. GM Ian Rogers (2548) of NSW seeded 4th finished on 6/11. Rogers started with 3.5/4 but lost to IM O.Dimakiling (2463), FM W.So (2330) and IM R.Bitoon (2433) all from The Philippines. Christopher Wallis (2149) of Victoria seeded 57th finished on 4.5 points and FM Brian Jones (2110) of NSW seeded 63rd finished on 4/11. - Peter Parr

FM Wesley So (2330)    --    GM Ian Rogers (2548)
3rd Dato Arthur Tan Malaysian Open  (7)   Kuala Lumpur MAS
2006.08.21     1-0     C10d

1.e4 Nc6 2.Nc3 e6 3.d4 d5 4.Nf3 Nf6 5.e5 Ne4 6.Ne2 f6 7.Ng3 f5 8.c3 Be7 9.h4 O-O 10.Bd3 Nb8 11.Ne2 c5 12.g3 Nc6 13.O-O cxd4 14.cxd4 Bd7 15.Ne1 Qb6 16.Kg2 a5

( 16...Nxd4 17.Be3 Bc5 18.Bxd4 Bxd4 19.Bxe4 )
17.Bb1 Rf7 18.f3 Raf8 19.Bc2 h6 20.Ba4 g5 21.fxe4 fxe4 22.Rxf7 Rxf7 23. Bxc6
otherwise ...Ne5 looms
23...bxc6 24.hxg5 hxg5 25.b3 c5 26.Be3 Bb5 27.Nc3 cxd4 28.Qxd4 Qb8 29.Nxb5 Qxb5 30.Bf2 Qe2 31.Qe3 Qb2 32.Rd1 Qxe5 33.Rc1 Qf5 34.Rc8+ Kg7 35. Nc2 e5 36.Rc7 Kg6 37.Rc6+ Bf6 38.Rd6 Rh7 39.g4 Qxg4+ 40.Qg3 Qh5 41.Kf1 d4 42.Qxe5 Qh3+ 43.Ke1 Qc3+ 44.Kd1 Rh1+ 45.Be1 Rxe1+ 46.Nxe1 Qa1+ 47.Kd2 Qc3+ 48.Kd1 Qa1+ 49.Kd2 Qxa2+
( 49...Qc3+ seems to draw because 50.Ke2 is met by 50... d3+ 51.Nxd3 exd3+ 52.Kf2 Qxe5 )
50.Nc2 1-0
( 50...e3+ 51.Kc1 )

IM David Smerdon is playing another Dutch tournament: After 4 rounds he was doing well with 2.5 points.

The NSW Championship and supporting tournaments started last week at Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club with a total of 47 players. The top seed and firm favorite in the title event (10 players, 9 rounds) is FIDE Master Greg Canfell (four time winner ACF rating 2276). None of the other top 20 NSW players entered in the event last year or this year.

Canfell and Bird are the only two to compete in 2005 and 2006. The Australian Under 12 Champion of 2004 Max Illingworth (1880) seeded last defeated Andrew Bird (2099) the defending champion in the first round. - Peter Parr

Greg Canfell    --    Pat Halpin
NSW Championship  (2)   Sydney
2006.08.31     1-0     C41s

1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 Nbd7 4.Nf3 e5 5.Bc4 h6 6.Qe2 Be7 7.O-O c6 8. a4 g5 9.Ba2 Rg8 10.Rd1 Qc7 11.a5 Nf8 12.Qc4 Rg7 13.a6 Ne6 14.dxe5 dxe5 15. axb7 Bxb7 16.b4 Nh5 17.Bb2 g4 18.Ne1 Nhf4 19.Nd3 Nxd3 20.Rxd3 Rd8 21.Rxd8+ Bxd8 22.Ne2 Bc8 23.Ng3 Ng5 24.Nh5 Rg6 25.Qd3 Qe7 26.b5 Bb6 27.Ba3 c5 28. Bd5 Ne6 29.Rd1 Nf4 30.Nxf4 exf4 31.Qc3 Qg5 32.Bxc5 g3 33.Bc6+ Rxc6 34.Qh8+ 1-0

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


ACF Rating of Rapid Play Games

In a recent Newsletter (#382 of 16 August 2006) there appeared two letters, one from Graeme Gardiner, the other from Matthew Sweeney, on the subject of the charging of ACF Administration Fees in respect of the rating of Rapid Play games.

Graeme's letter was very similar in thrust to an item I had contributed to the Newsletter earlier in the year.

Matthew's letter puts 4 questions to which a response is requested and which, on this occasion, I am happy to give.

The first sentence of Matthew's letter seems to imply that the "Australian chess community" was previously unaware of the fact that Administration Fees are not now charged in relation to Rapid Play games. On the contrary, the aware members of that community, that is, those who read the ACF Newsletter, knew about it 5 days after the decision was made. In the ACF Newsletter #351 of 11 January 2006 it was notified, among other things, that:

"The ACF National Conference was held in Brisbane on 6 January 2006. The following motions were passed by the National Conference as recommendations to the ACF Council:

1. "To encourage the use of national rapid rating system by all state associations and other state bodies, CAQ moves that administration fees for events rated under the system be abolished." This motion was passed by 9 votes to 7, with 4 abstentions.

and that:

"The ACF Council meeting was held later on the same day. Council made the following major decisions:

1. accepted the National Conference motion in relation to rapid ratings, but resolved that this would remain in effect till the ACF Council meeting following the next National Conference.

Later, in the ACF Newsletter #361 of 23 march 2006, I wrote an item about the decision that began:

"In the ACF Newsletter no 351 of 11 January 2006 it was noted that the ACF National Conference had adopted the following resolution as a recommendation to the ACF Council:

"To encourage the use of national rapid rating system by all state associations and other state bodies, CAQ moves that administration fees for events rated under the system be abolished."

It was further noted that the ACF Council had accepted the National Conference motion, with the rider that the fee abolition would remain in effect until the ACF Council meeting following the next National Conference. The matter will then be reconsidered in light of this year's experience.

I am writing this note in accordance with the motion so as to encourage wider use of the Rapid Rating System. One use of the rapid list that was foreseen by the proposers of the motion was encouragement of organisers to rate more junior events most of which are played at rapid rates (game in 15 to 59 minutes). They felt that the list could in time become a de facto national junior rating list while not necessarily supplanting the junior rating schemes now operating in some States."

The first two questions in Matthew's letter, regarding the origin and rationale of the change in policy, were clearly answered (in advance!) by the passages quoted above.

The third question - revenue foregone - is answered by reference to the actual revenue in respect of Rapid games in 2005 which was $2339.30.

The fourth question - whether all rapid tournaments rated free of charge are run by ACF or State Association affiliates - seems to me to be irrelevant but the answer is that the ACF rates games submitted by State ratings officers. Whether the rated events are run by ACF or State affiliates is not a subject of inquiry by the ACF. There is no requirement in the ACF Ratings By-law for rated games to have been run by ACF or State Association affiliates. I know that, in the past, events not so run have been rated.

Yours sincerely
- Denis Jessop
ACF President


I would like to raise an issue for discussion concerning the Grand Prix competition.

I feel that the competition, besides rewarding good performance, should also encourage participation.

It appears from Tournament attendance that "The Grand Prix" fails to accomplish this.

I suggest, as a point of argument the following

1... that a score be allocated for participation, say, 2 points

2....that all scores should be totalled and normallised for the number of rounds

Say that the maximum number of point for a Tournament was decided to be 10 Points.

Perhaps it could function as below

The Maximum Number of grand prix points awarded in any rateable Tournament will be 10 points allocated in the following way.

{(Points scored / Number of rounds) *8} Rounded to 2 decimal places +2 Allocated

eg A player scores 6 point in a six rounder gets (6/6 *8) +2 10 points

eg A player scores 2 points in a 7 round Tournament gets( 2/7 *8) +2 4.29 points.

I believe a bonus like this would encourage more people to be active in chess.

Regards - George Lithgow


I am trying to sell a gold collectors chess set designed by Larry Pickering in 1980 of Australian political figures of the 70s. I am unsure of where or how to sell it? Do you have any ideas? Thanks


Dear Sir,

My name is Felix Klein, Im 16 years old, born on 15th August, 1990, and Im from Germany.

Next year about july I will be in Australia for one year as an exchange pupil if the organisation accepts my application. I can select different regions and High Schools but did not do yet.

I like to play chess and my international FIDE-rating is 2205.

Could you recomment me a region or a club where it is nice to play and to train for me? Is there also a team which would welcom me?

Thank you very much.

Yours sincerely,

Felix Klein

Last week I announced that I'd resigned as newsletter editor and webmaster. I'd like to thank everyone below for their very kind remarks. I was surprised and more than a little touched by the response. As this is the last newsletter I'll be doing, a fond farewell to all of you. - Paul Broekhuyse

The free ACF weekly newsletter by Paul Broekhuyse has been the main source of chess news Australia-wide thanks to the efforts of Paul over a long period of time.

It has been greatly appreciated by the Australian chess community.

The ACF and State Associations (an official correspondent from each state) making regular contributions to the free ACF weekly newsletter will ensure its continued success in the future.

- Peter Parr (OAM)

No more?

Dear Paul,

It was a sad news that you no more ACF webmaster - I will miss your chess news and reports.

You have set up a benchmark for chess reporting in Australia and whoever comes next he/she will have a challenging task to keep up the same level.

Thank you for all these years of preparing australian/world chess news for us.

Best wishes for your professional, private and chess life.

- Sead Krajina


Thank you for all you effort with this newsletter and the website. I can only imagine the time commitment you have made over the years. I think I have read every newsletter (if only briefly at times). I hope to catch you over the board one day.

regards - Bob Keast

Greetings from Texas

Just a short note to say thanks for your efforts on ACF Newsletter. It's always a joy to see it pop into my mailbox. Good luck in the future.

- Lee Gaskill

Many, many thanks

Dear Paul

I am sure that I'm speaking on behalf of thousands of readers and chess fanatics across the country when I wish you a heartfelt thanks for all the work you have done over the past few years - the newsletter has been invaluable in keeping us all up to speed, the games and highlights always interesting and the items you shared with us reflected a rich and fascinating personality. And I'd hate to have to estimate how many hours you had to spend each week to keep the newsletter and web up-to-date - a mammoth task.

All the very best and may all your moves be good ones!

- Alan Goldsmith

Dear Paul,

I was sorry to hear of your resignation as ACF webmaster and newsletter editor. I would like to thank you for all the fantastic effort you have put in - the newsletter, in particular, is fantastic, and is responsible for hours of entertainment for yours truly. Thank you too for your kind remarks - it is always good to be "entertaining" and appreciated - and I am always glad to contribute, so I am glad at least one person thinks I have done so productively!

Charles Zworestine.

Dear Paul

I read with considerable regret that you had decided to resign as newsletter editor.

May I say how much I have appreciated your work over the years? As weekly columnist for the West Australian, besides writing instructional and historical articles, as well as reports on state and international events, I do endeavour to inform readers of the most important happenings in Australia as well as showing games of our leading players, both senior and junior. Your newsletter has always been a wonderful source of current information on Australian Chess and of inestimable help. I have also gained considerable personal pleasure from the wide range of international games you include.

I wish you much success in the future, particularly over the board.

I hope a worthy successor can be found to take over and that the high standard of the newsletter may be maintained.

Best wishes

- David Ellis

Hi Paul

Thanks for your efforts on the web page and the newsletter, you have done really well. What some bloggers forget is that you brought the web page into the current century and made the newsletter (and made it work!). They also forget that we all have to live and earn a crust and sometimes even play chess!

Paul Summers

Paul, speaking as an outsider, looking on from afar, I think you've done a super job with things! I know only too well how much time & effort doing so must have cost you. Australian Chess is lucky to have had your services. Best wishes in your new endeavors, whatever they may be!

Highest regards,
David Surratt
Chessville, and The Chessville Weekly

Dear Paul,

While I don't know you personally I have got to know you through your effort in editing the newsletter. I have joined in the last few months and been extremely impressed with the quality of this newsletter. I feel you will be a hard act to follow. Best wishes in your new endeavours, especially playing chess.

Eddie Wiech
Austinmer NSW

Congratulations Paul, you did a great job over a long period of time. Well done!!

Graeme Gardiner

Hi Paul

Oh no!!

I will miss the regular newsletter you have created and sent for many years.

Thanks for the work which has brought me, and no doubt many others, a lot of enjoyment.

Thanks and best wishes

Mike Gross

Well done, you've put in a great effort.

- Gerry Little

Hi Paul,

I am sorry to hear that you have resigned.

I would like to thank you for the great job you have done as editor. I wish you all the best in the future.

Yours in Chess,

Bill Powell
Vice President CAQ.

Hi Paul,

Sorry to hear of your decision (though I can certainly understand it). It's doubtful if anybody will be able to fill the gap quite as well. Many thanks for the excellent coverage and information these past few years.

Regards - David Evans

Hola, Paul!

I have read your letter of resignation to the Newsletter of ACF. In the short time that you have sent to me the Newsletter, I have appreciated your work as an editor. Thanks a lot! I know that you are going to do that you wish. Best regards.

Carlos Vazquez, from Mexico City.

Hi Paul:

You were doing a great job on the ACF newsletters. Hence I was disappointed about your decision to step down. And now that you have more time to play chess (though I hope you reconsider your decision about quitting), I am still waiting for you to make your move in our game on the Online chess site!

Regards & best wishes!


Asian Schools Chess Festival

Dear Chess Friends,

Singapore Chess Federation has the honour to once again invite you and your chess players to participate in our 3rd Singapore International Chess Convention which includes the following activities:

1. Asian Schools Chess Festival
2. Coaches Seminar
3. Arbiters Seminar
4. Singapore International Masters Open and Challengers

Asian Chess is entering a new era under the leadership of newly elected Asian Continental President Sheik Sultan Bin Khalifa Al-Nehyan. National Federations need to rally behind him by organising and participating in especially developmental projects for the youth and seminars for arbiters and coaches. Singapore Chess Federation is organising such activities for the third consecutive year and will endeavour to welcome all participants in December.

Please be so kind to observe the respective deadlines for registration for the above events so that we will ensure a smooth event for all. Thank you.


World News:

NH Chess Tournament: Round 10 Standings:
1 Carlsen, Magnus g NOR 2675 6.5 2700
2 Karjakin, Sergey g UKR 2679 6.0 2662
3 Wang Hao g CHN 2610 5.5 2626
4 Stellwagen, Daniel g NED 2575 5.0 2590
5 Smeets, Jan g NED 2532 5.0 2590
Rising Stars 28

1 Beliavsky, Alexander G g SLO 2625 6.5 2724
2 Ljubojevic, Ljubomir g SCG 2551 4.5 2578
3 Andersson, Ulf g SWE 2542 4.0 2542
4 Jussupow, Artur g GER 2617 3.5 2504
5 Nunn, John D.M g ENG 2617 3.5 2504
Experience 22

Official site : View games

Staunton Memorial: Final Round 11 Standings: 1. Sokolov, Ivan g NED 2652 9.0; 2. Timman, Jan H g NED 2594 8.5; 3. Adams, Michael g ENG 2732 8.5; 4. Werle, Jan g NED 2531 7.0; 5. L'Ami, Erwin g NED 2586 6.5; 6. Wells, Peter K g ENG 2480 5.5; 7. Speelman, Jonathan S g ENG 2541 5.0; 8. Bosboom-Lanchava, Tea m NED 2389 4.5; 9. Visser, Yge m NED 2516 4.0; 10. Howell, David WL m ENG 2479 3.5; 11. Levitt, Jonathan g ENG 2431 3.0; 12. Day, Lawrence A m CAN 2278 1.0 : View games

French Championships: Round 11 Standings: 1. Tkachiev, Vladislav g FRA 2645 7.5; 2. Fressinet, Laurent g FRA 2626 7.5; 3. Fontaine, Robert g FRA 2518 7.0; 4. Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime g FRA 2577 6.0; 5. Lautier, Joel g FRA 2675 6.0; 6. Dorfman, Josif D g FRA 2586 5.5; 7. Bauer, Christian g FRA 2599 5.5; 8. Sokolov, Andrei1 g FRA 2589 5.0; 9. Nataf, Igor-Alexandre g FRA 2592 4.5; 10. Vaisser, Anatoly g FRA 2568 4.5; 11. Colin, Vincent m FRA 2415 4.0; 12. Libiszewski, Fabien m FRA 2482 3.0. : View games

Leko-Karpov Match:


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Sokolov, And1 (2589)    --    Fontaine, R (2518)
81st ch-FRA  (7)   Besancon BRA
2006.08.21     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.Bf4 Qa5+ 12.Bd2 Qc7 13.O-O-O Ngf6 14.Qe2 Bd6 15.Nf5 Bf4 16.Ne3 b5 17.g3 Bxe3 18.Bxe3 Nd5 19.g4 Qa5 20.Kb1 Rb8 21. Rd3 b4 22.Rb3 Rb6 23.Bd2 O-O 24.g5 hxg5 25.h6 g6 26.Nxg5 N5f6 27.h7+ Kh8 28.Bf4 Qd5 29.Rd1 Rb5 30.Rf3 Ra5 31.b3 Qb5 32.Qxb5 Rxb5 33.Be5! Kg7

34. Rxf6!! Nxf6 35.f4 Rxe5 36.dxe5 Nd5 37.Rh1 Rh8 38.Kb2 a5 39.a3 f6 40.Nxe6+ Kf7 41.Nd8+ Kg7 42.Ne6+ Kf7 43.Nd8+ Kg7 44.Nxc6 f5 45.Nxa5 bxa3+ 46.Kxa3 Nxf4 47.b4 g5 48.b5 g4 49.b6 g3 50.b7 Ne2 51.Nc6 g2 52.Rd1 f4 53.Nd8 Rxd8 54.Rxd8 Kxh7 55.b8=Q g1=Q 56.Rh8+

Libiszewski, F (2482)    --    Sokolov, And1 (2589)
81st ch-FRA  (8)   Besancon BRA
2006.08.22     1-0     B80

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 d6 6.Be3 a6 7.f3 b5 8. Qd2 Bb7 9.O-O-O Nc6 10.g4 Rc8 11.a3 Be7 12.g5 Nd7 13.h4 b4 14.axb4 Nxb4 15.Kb1 O-O 16.h5 Ne5 17.g6 Bf6 18.h6!? fxg6!? 19.hxg7 Re8 20.Bh3 Nxf3!? 21.Nxf3 Rxc3!? 22.e5!?

( 22.bxc3 Qa5!! )
22...Rb3!? 23.exf6 Qa5 24.Qd4 Bxf3 25.f7+ Kxf7 26.Rhf1 Kg8 27.Rxf3 Qa2+ 28.Kc1 1-0

Fontaine, R (2518)    --    Libiszewski, F (2482)
81st ch-FRA  (9)   Besancon BRA
2006.08.23     1-0     A49

1.Nf3 Nf6 2.d4 g6 3.g3 Bg7 4.Bg2 O-O 5.O-O d6 6.Nc3 d5 7.Ne5 c6 8. Bf4 Be6 9.Qd2 Nbd7 10.Rad1 Nxe5 11.Bxe5 Bf5 12.Rfe1 Re8 13.h3 h5 14.f3 Nh7 15.Bxg7 Kxg7 16.e4 Be6 17.Ne2 dxe4 18.Nf4 exf3

19.Rxe6!! Qd7
( 19...fxg2 20.Rxg6+!! Kh8 21.Rh6 )
20.Bxf3!! fxe6 21.Qd3 Nf8 22.Qe3 Qc7 23.Rf1 Qa5 24.b4 Qg5 25.Kh2 e5 26. dxe5 e6 27.Nxh5+ Kh6 28.Nf4 Kg7 29.h4 Qh6 30.Bg4 Re7 31.Qf2 Kh8 32.Nh3 Nh7 33.Qd4 Rf8 34.Rxf8+ Qxf8 35.Nf4 Qf7 36.h5 Nf8 37.hxg6 Qe8 38.Bh5 Kg7 39. Qf2 Nd7 40.Be2 Qh8+ 41.Kg1 Kg8 42.Nxe6 Qxe5 43.Bc4 Nf6 44.Qf4 Qxf4 45.gxf4 Kh8 46.Kg2 b5 47.Bb3 a5 48.bxa5 Ra7 49.Kf3 Rxa5 50.f5 c5 51.Nxc5 b4 52.Ne6 Rxf5+ 53.Ke2 Nd7 54.g7+ 1-0

Tkachiev, V (2645)    --    Libiszewski, F (2482)
81st ch-FRA  (10)   Besancon BRA
2006.08.24     1-0     E04

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.g3 dxc4 5.Bg2 Nc6 6.Qa4 Nd7 7.Qxc4 Nb6 8.Qb5 Bd7 9.Qb3 Na5 10.Qd3 c5 11.O-O Bc6 12.Rd1 cxd4 13.Nxd4 Bxg2 14.Kxg2 Qd5+ 15.e4 Qd7 16.Qe2 Bc5 17.Nf5

( 17.Nf5 exf5 ( 17...Qxd1 18.Nxg7+ Kf8 19.Qxd1 Kxg7 20.Qg4+ Kf8 21.Bh6+ Ke7 22. Qg5+ Kd6 23.Nc3 ) 18.Rxd7 Nxd7 19.exf5+ )

Stellwagen, D (2575)    --    Jussupow, Ar (2617)
NH Hotels  (1)   Amsterdam NED
2006.08.19     0-1     C18

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 Ne7 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.bxc3 c5 7.Qg4 O-O 8. Bd3 Nbc6 9.Qh5 Ng6 10.Nf3 Qc7 11.Be3 Nce7 12.h4 Bd7 13.dxc5 b6 14.Qg5 bxc5 15.h5 h6 16.Qg3 c4 17.Bxg6 fxg6 18.Nd4 g5 19.f4 gxf4 20.Bxf4 Nf5 21.Nxf5 Rxf5 22.Kd2 Raf8 23.Bxh6 Rf2+ 24.Ke1 Bc6 25.Be3 Rxc2 26.Bd4 Qf7 27.h6 g6 28.Bc5

d4 29.Bxf8 d3 30.h7+ Kh8 31.Bg7+ Qxg7 32.Kf1 Bxg2+ 33.Qxg2 Qf8+ 34. Kg1 Qc5+ 35.Kh2 Qxe5+ 36.Kg1 Qe3+ 37.Kh2 Kxh7

Ljubojevic, L (2551)    --    Smeets, J (2532)
NH Hotels  (8)   Amsterdam NED
2006.08.27     1-0     A13

1.c4 Nf6 2.Nf3 e6 3.g3 d5 4.Bg2 dxc4 5.Qa4+ Nbd7 6.O-O a6 7.Qxc4 c5 8.Qc2 Be7 9.Rd1 e5 10.Nc3 O-O 11.e3 Bd6 12.d4 Qe7 13.Ng5 exd4 14.Nd5 Qe8 15.exd4 cxd4 16.Bf4 Bxf4 17.gxf4!? Qd8 18.Rxd4 g6 19.Rad1 Nxd5 20.Bxd5 Qf6 21.Qc7 Qb6

22.Bxf7+!! Rxf7 23.Qc4! Qf6 24.Rxd7!! Bxd7 25.Rxd7 Rf8 26.Nxf7 Rxf7 27.Rxb7!

Allahverdiev, A (2435)    --    Azarov, S (2579)
16th Open  (8)   Abu Dhabi UAE
2006.08.20     0-1     B51

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bb5+ Nd7 4.d4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bxd7+ Nxd7 7.O-O e6 8.Bg5 Qc7 9.Re1 h6 10.Bh4 g5 11.Bg3 cxd4 12.Qxd4 f6 13.Rad1 Ne5 14.Qe3 Bd7 15.Rd4 Be7 16.Red1 Bc6 17.a4 Kf7 18.Qe2 Rac8 19.R4d2 Be8 20.Nd4 Qc4 21.Qe3 b5 22.axb5 axb5 23.f4 gxf4 24.Qxf4 Ng6 25.Qf3 h5 26.Rf1 Ne5 27.Qd1 b4 28. Nce2 h4 29.Bf2 h3 30.gxh3 Bc6 31.b3 Qa6 32.Nf4 Bxe4 33.Bg3 Rcg8 34.Ndxe6 Qb6+ 35.Nd4 d5 36.Rdf2 Bc5 37.Nfe6

Qxe6!! 38.Nxe6 Rxh3

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:

114th NZ Chess Congress: 2-14 January. Contact Gordon Hoskyn.

Highlands Open: Sep 23-Oct 1; Havlickuv Brod town, Czech Republic. Details

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

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

26th Astro Merdeka Chess Team Championship Details

World University Chess Championship: Details here

Zemplin Tower FIDE Open: Slovakia; May; e-mail Details

RC Sport Open:

Penang International Open: Website

Czech Tour - International Chess Festivals Series -

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- Paul Broekhuyse
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