Sunday Mail Chess Column - Feb 6, 2000

Ian Murray

Problem No. 1846

(Lee - Sharamova, Aust U12 Girls Chp 2000)

White to play and win

Problem No 1845: 1..Rd3 2.Kh2 Rf3 3.Nxh6 Bd6+ 0-1

14 year old Justin Tan of Sydney is the new Australian junior champion; he completed the eleven-round event undefeated, conceding only four draws. The win caps off an impressive twelve months - last year he won the under 14 title then went on to win the City of Sydney junior championship and finish equal tenth in the World Under 14 in Spain. 12 year old Zong-Yuan Zhao of Coffs Harbour finished a half-point behind Tan to earn the under 16 title, with Shervin Rafizadeh of Canberra taking the under 14 title on 8/11. Catherine Lip of Sydney was also undefeated in winning the girls championship with 10/11. The separate under 12 events were won by Gareth Oliver of Canberra with 7/9 and Michelle Lee of Victoria with a perfect 9/9. Queensland's best were Kateryna Moshnenko (Townsville) 7/11 and
Matthew Sonter (Gold Coast) 6 in the under 18 events.

D.Bourmistrov - J.Tan
Aust Junior Chp, Churchill 2000
Dutch Defence Stonewall Variation

1.d4 e6 2.c4 f5 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.g3 Be7 5.Bg2 0-0 6.0-0 Ne4 7.b3 Bf6 8.Bb2 c5 9.Qc2 Nc6 10.Rd1 Qe7 11.e3 g5 12.Ne5 Nb4 13.Qe2 Qg7 14.Ng4 fxg4 15.Bxe4 h5 16.Na3 a6 17.Rd2 Nc6 18.Rad1 Rb8 19.Bxc6 bxc6 20.dxc5 Bxb2 21.Rxb2 Qe5 22.Qc2 Rf5 23.Qd2 Qxc5 24.b4 Qe5 25.c5 Qe4 26.Rc1 Rd5 27.Qc3 Rd3 28.Qc2 h4 29.Qc4 Qf5 30.Nc2 Rd2 31.Rf1 h3 32.e4 Qf3 33.Ne1 Qd1 34.Rxd2 Qxd2 35.Nd3 a5 36.a3 axb4 37.axb4 Ra8 38.Qd4 Ba6 39.Qxd7 Qxd3 40.Qxe6+ Kf8 41.Qf6+ Ke8 42.Qxc6+ Ke7 43.Qc7+ Kf8 44.Re1 Qd2 45.Qd6+ Qxd6 46.cxd6 Bc4 47.Rc1 Bb5 48.e5 Kf7 49.Rc7+ Ke6 50.Re7+ Kf5 51.f4 gxf3 52.d7 Ke4 53.Rf7 Ra1+ 54.Kf2 Rf1 mate