SMH 24/09/2001

Canfell Leads NSW Championship

Peter Parr

Greg Canfell a former 3 time winner of the NSW Championship has taken a full point lead in this year's event at Parramatta RSL Club by defeating Johny Bolens in the following game.

G.Canfell - J.Bolens NSW Championship 2001

1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 e6?! (Giving up the centre.)5.e4 Be7 6.Bxc4 0-0 7.0-0 b6 8.e5 Nfd7? ( Better was the obvious 8...Nd5) 9.d5! exd5 10.Nxd5 Ba6 11.Bxa6 Nxa6 12.Qe2 Nac5 13.Nd4 Nb8?? 14 Nf5 Bg5 15.Rd1(White has many paths to victory. Also good was 15.Bxg5 Qxg5 16.Nde7+ Kh8 17.f4 winning the black queen.) 15..Nbd7 16.Qg4 Ne6 17.Bxg5 1-0

Leading scores after round 4 G.Canfell 4 J.Bolens,R.Samar,K.Stead,E.Vandan 3 T.Reilly,A.Camer 2.5.

Leading scores in the World Rated Perfect 10 Invitational Tournament (10players,9rounds) at Ashfield: Greg Canfell 5.5/6 Haris Muljadi 5.

Gareth Charles,Lachlan Benson,and George Winter share the lead with three out three in the eighty player Ford Memorial tournament at North Sydney Leagues Club. Ben Ingram,Markus Wettstein,and Jim Attwood have each scored two out of two.

The Australian Universities Teams Championships start today at Sydney University.

World number one Garry Kasparov led his European team to victory against Asia with a remarkable 11/12 (ten wins,2draws,performance rating 3041, rapid play) at the Batumi Opera House in Georgia. Kasparov played Australian number one GM Ian Rogers once before, more than a quarter of a century ago, which resulted in a brilliant win by Kasparov.

Rogers,I (2538) - Kasparov,G (2838) [D00]EUR-ASIA Rapid Match Batumi GEO (1), 17.09.2001

1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5 d5 3.Bxf6 exf6 4.e3 Bd6 5.c4 dxc4 6.Bxc4 0-0 7.Nc3 f5 8.Nf3 Nd7 9.0-0 Nf6 10.Nb5 Be7 11.Ne5 c6 12.Nc3 Nd7 13.f4 Nxe5 14.fxe5 g6 15.Ne2 b5 16.Bb3 c5 17.Nf4 Bb7 18.dxc5 Bxc5 19.Qe2 Qb6 20.e6 Bxe3+ 21.Kh1 Bxf4 22.exf7+ Kg7 23.Rxf4 Rad8 24.Re1 Be4 25.Rxe4 fxe4 26.Qxe4 Qd4 27.Qe2 Qc5 28.h3 a5 29.a3 Rd6 30.Rf1 Rf6 31.Rxf6 Kxf6 32.Qd2 a4 33.Bd5 Kg7 34.b4 Qd6 35.Qd4+ Qf6 36.Qxf6+ Kxf6 37.Bc6 Rxf7 38.Bxb5 Ra7 39.Bc6 Ke5 40.Kh2 Kd4 41.b5 Kc5 42.Kg3 Rf7 43.Kg4 Rf2 44.Kg5 Ra2 45.Be8 Rxa3 46.b6 Kxb6 47.Kh6 Ka5 0-1

Rogers missed a win in the second game against Kasparov when he was very short of time. Each player has 25 minutes to complete the game.

Rogers scored 2/10 (4 draws, 6 losses)against five very strong opponents Garry Kasparov(Russia),Mikhail Gurevich(Belgium),Emil Sutovsky (Israel),Etienne Bacrot(France)and Zurab Azmaiparashvili(Georgia).

The European team dominated the men's match to win by 47.5-24.5. The Asian Women's team led by Women's World Champion Xie Jun defeated Europe 21.5-10.5 The overall score was Europe 58 Asia 46.

The Brains in Bahrain match sponsored by the Emir of Bahrain between Brain Games World Champion Vladimir Kramnik and a computer has been postponed until next year in respect of the tragedy in the USA.

New York Mayor Rudolf Giuliani opened the Kasparov-Anand World Title match on 11th September 1995 on level 107 of the World Trade Centre,six years to the day before those two icons of the Manhattan skyline are no more.