22.Rxe5+ fxe5 23.Qg5+ Kd7 24.Qf5+ Kc6 25.Qf6+ Kc5 26.Qxh8 e4 27.Be2 e3
28.fxe3 fxe3 29.Qf8+ 1-0
Sydney barrister Tim Reilly moved up to joint second place with IM
Heidenfeld and IM Gary Lane by defeating the highly rated IM Mikhail
Gluzman of Melbourne in round 5.
GM Alexander Volzhin of Russia, the second seed, arrived in Canberra after
3 rounds had been completed. Volzhin now has 3.5 out of 5 consisting of 2
wins and three half point byes.
Leading scores after 5 rounds (125 players, 11 rounds)
S.Djuric (GM Yugoslavia) 5: M.Heidenfeld (IM Ireland), G.Lane (IM England),
T.Reilly (NSW) 4.5 : A.Kunte (GM India), I.Rogers (GM NSW), I.Bjelobrk (New
Zealand), M.Ezat (IM Egypt), S.Berezovski (NSW), D.Johansen (GM VIC),
(IM Czech Republic), W.Sarwat (IM Egypt), B.Jones (NSW) all 4 points.
The Australian Open Rapid Play held on Monday in Canberra resulted in a 5
way tie for first place (48 players, 7 rounds).
Leading final scores:- W.Sarwat (IM Egypt), M.Ezat (IM Egypt), Z.Zhao (IM
NSW), N.Wright (NSW) and V.Smirnov (ACT) all 5.5: R.Voon (VIC), M.Wilkins
(WA) and P.Dozsa (NSW) 5.
Current scores in the New Zealand Championship after round 5.
Depasquale 4.5; Dive 4; Sandler, McLaren 3.5; Garbett, Wastney, Guthrie,
McNabb, Robinson, Van Der Hoorn 3; Wang, Green, Spain, Wheeler 2.5; Ker,
Barlow, Croad 2; Hart, Metge, Elliot 1.5; Krstev 1.