Number 11/06A      .....      14 June 2011





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General News

Junior Chess


Coming Events

Overseas Tournaments and News

ACF Ratings


Tournament Reports

Australian web sites


Note: Links in light blue are to sections within the newsletter, those in grey are external and orange links are to the archive of previous issues.


Newsletter contact

Next issues


Tuesday 28 June (deadline Friday 24 June)


Tuesday 12 July (deadline Friday 8 July)

Tuesday 26 July (deadline Friday 22 July)

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2012 Australian Championship


Chess Victoria President IM Leonid Sandler recently announced that the Championship will be held at the Sphinx Entertainment Centre, North Geelong, Vic from 27 December 2011 to 8 January 2012 (eleven rounds with rest days on 1 and 5 January). Pending the release of more information and the establishment of a tournament site see chesschat or CV or ACF for updates.


2011 Oceania Seniors’ Championship


Playing dates: From Friday 5 to Monday 8 August 2011

Entry Fees: $60. Free entry for Grandmasters and International Masters.

Age limit: 60 for men, 50 for women (as at 31 December 2011)
Venue: Box Hill Chess Club at 3 Rochester Road Canterbury, Vic.

More information:

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New FIDE titles


FIDE has recorded a number of new titles for Australian players, including an IM title to Andrew Brown, FM to Moulthun Ly and Gareth Oliver, WIM to Emma Guo and WFM to Megan Setiabudi.



New State web sites


Chess Victoria’s site has been moved to


ACT has a new site at administered by Alana Chibnall.



Hervey Bay weekender


The Bundaberg Chess Club Inc is endeavouring to have a one day tournament in Hervey Bay early in September to promote the new group.

If a suitable venue can be found at the right price, it will be arranged. When a decision is made, it will be advertised on chesschat and on the CAQ website.


Allan Menham



Brisbane Chess Club weekender


Brisbane CC will be hosting the Brisbane Open at 67 Ipswich Road, Woolloongabba on 29 and 30 October. See link for more information.



Chess player does something clever


(reprinted from chessexpress)  Congratulations to Dr Daniel Bayliss for the discovery of planet WASP-17b, a planet that travels in the opposite direction to the spin of the star it orbits. This is the first planet discovered that exhibits this behaviour, and bucks the established theory that planets are formed from the same rotating material that forms stars, and therefore should rotate in the same direction.

Apart from being an astronomer Daniel was a foundation member of the Australian National University Chess Club, although his academic career has taken precedence in recent years.

The full story on this discovery is here.

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AusJCL Calendar (National and International)


See or the AusJCL page for calendars, selection details, etc. Note that events are often changed so it is advisable to check frequently for updates.



AusJCL Selections for 2011 International Junior Events

These are the selections for the 2011 International Junior Event_World Youth Chess Championships. The players are listed in order of selection, the * indicates that this player is the primary selected player in that category (and whose name is also in bold).

Siow Weng Nian

17 Nov – 27 November World Youth Championships (U8 – U18)
Caldas Novas, Goias, Brazil

World Youth Chess U8
Kevin Willathgamuwa*

World Youth Chess U10
Glen Qi*
Rowan Willathgamuwa

World Youth Chess U12
Karl Zelesco*
Daniel Lapitan
Jamie-Lee Guo

World Youth Chess U14 Girls
Savithri Narenthran*
Clarise Koh

World Youth Chess U14
Justin Tan*
Karl Zelesco
Andrew Pan
Ari Dale
Cedric Koh

World Youth Chess U16 Girls
Leteisha Simmonds*
Savithri Narenthran
Abbie Kanagarajah

World Youth Chess U16
Justin Tan*
Karl Zelesco
Ari Dale

World Youth Chess U18 Girls
Emma Guo*
Sally Yu
Miranda Webb Liddle

World Youth Chess U18
Justin Tan*
Karl Zelesco
Ari Dale


All applicants have the right to appeal. See
link. Appeals close Monday 20 June.



Selection for World Junior Championships (U\20) Chennai, India (1-16 August)

Due to the deadline for submission of entry imposed by the organisers, a separate selection was conducted and the selections were as follows:


The players are listed in order of selection, the * indicates that this player is the primary selected player in that category (and whose name is also in bold).

World Junior Championships (U20) Girls
1.Emma Guo*
2.Savithri Narenthran
3.Miranda Webb Liddle

World Junior Championships (U20)
1.Moulthun Ly*
2.Junta Ikeda
3.Fedja Zulfic
4.Frank Lekkas



2012 Australian Junior Championships


This event will be run at Spensley Street Primary School in the inner Melbourne suburb of Clifton Hill between Saturday 14th January and Sunday 22nd January, organised by the Melbourne Chess Club.


See link for information and updates.

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Recent GP weekend results


Geelong Open  May 27-29, Geelong, Vic.  FM Bobby Cheng and IM Stephen Solomon tied on 5/6 from IM Leonid Sandler, Michael Sugrue, Tony David, Geoffrey Gill and Gregorio Albarracin 4 (26 players). 

Foundation Day Open  June 4-5, Perth, WA.  Thomas Donaldson won with 5/6 from Dave Dempster 4.5 and David Ellis, Akef Saleh, Nedeljko Tomic and Girma Orssengo 4 (19 players).  

NSW Open  June 11-13, Parramatta, NSW.  FM Junta Ikeda and FM Max Illingworth tied on 6/7 from GM Zong-Yuan Zhao, IM Gary Lane, IM George Xie and Armen Ayvazyan 5.5 (76 players).  

NSW U/1600  June 11-13, Parramatta, NSW.  Anthony Villanueva and Muhamed Buza tied on 6/7 from Shanon Vuglar 5.5 (67 players).  

Victorian Open  June 11-13, Melbourne, Vic.  FM Erik Teichmann and Domagog Dragicevic tied on 6/7 from Marcus Raine, FM Dusan Stojic and FM Bobby Cheng 5.5 (86 players).  

Tasmanian Open  June 11-13, Hobart, Tas.  Kevin Bonham and Denis McMahon tied on 4.5/6 from Charles Chadwick, Nigel Frame, Neil Markovitz and Mason Carter 4 (15 players).  

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Grand Prix events


June 25-26 Gold Coast Open [5], Gold Coast, Qld  link

July 9-10 Lidums Checkmate [4], Adelaide, SA  link

July 16-17 Guy West Classic [2], Melbourne, Vic  link

July 30-31 ANU Open [4], Canberra, ACT  link

August 13-14 Hobart Weekender [1], Hobart, Tas  link


2011 GP calendar link


2011 Gold Coast Open (June 25-26)

'Yulgilbar-Think Big' Australian Chess Grand Prix event - Category 5
Nearly $7,000 in Prizes

Grandmaster Darryl Johansen is a confirmed entry. Famous US Grandmaster Maurice Ashley is almost certain to play.
Venue: Gardiner Chess Centre 11 Hardys Road Mudgeeraba
Dates: Saturday & Sunday 25 & 26 June 2011
Registration: 8.30 to 9:00 am, Round 1 commences 9.30am
Prizes - Open Division: 1st $1,500, 2nd $1,000, 3rd $500 ,4th $300, 5th $250, 6th $200, 7th $150 & 8th $100
Under 2000 rating group: 1st $200 2nd $100 3rd $50.

Prizes - Under 1600 Division: 1st $500, 2nd $200, 3rd $100. Two ratings groups: 1st $150, 2nd $75.

Prizes - Under 1000 Division: 1st $500 2nd $200 3rd $100. Two ratings groups: 1st $150 2nd $75
Organiser: Graeme Gardiner. Chief Arbiter: Charles Zworestine
Format: 60 mins+10 secs a move (Fischer)
Playing times: Sat 25 June - Round 1 9.30am. Round 2 12 noon. Round 3 2.30pm. Round 4 5.00pm.
Sun 26 June - Round 5 9.30am. Round 6 12 noon. Round 7 2.30pm. Presentations: 5.30pm.
Notes: There is a forfeit time for late arrivals of 30 minutes from the start of the round.
The Under 1600 tournament is perfect for club and social players, whilst the Under 1000 is great for kids and beginners.

The Chess Café and Shop will be open all weekend.
Fees: [deduct $10 from the fee if paid by Friday 24 June]. Open: Adults $95, Concession $65. Under 1600 Division: All players $65.
Under 1000 Division: All players $55

Further information:


2011 Checkmate Tournaments (SA) (July 9-10)


Checkmate Open Chess Tournament and Under 1600 Checkmate Challenge.

For the Checkmate Challenge players must be under 1600 on the ACF Rating List at 1st December 2010 or on the latest ACF Rating List at 1st July 2011, unrated players can also play.  Under 1600 and unrated Players may compete in the Checkmate Open if they wish.

South Australia’s #1 Weekend Chess Event. A Category Four Yulgilbar-Think Big Grand Prix Event. 7- round Swiss Tournaments

Time Controls: 1 hour each + 10 seconds a move from move one, Forfeit time 30 minutes from scheduled start of play.

Arbiters IA Roland Eime, William Anderson-Smith

Entry Fees - Open; Adults $90, Pensioners, Unemployed & Full-time Students $75

Free Entry for Grandmaster & International Master players. Additional incentives may be available

Entry Fees - Under 1600: Adults $75, Pensioners, Unemployed & Full-time Students $65

Online entry available, see Website for details. Concession card required for discount entries Cheques payable to SA Chess Association Inc.

All players must be members of a State or Territory Chess Association

A Late Entry Fee of $10 will apply to all entries received after 11pm Thursday 7th July 2011


Saturday: Opening 9.20am. Round 1 - 9.30am. Round 2 - 12.20pm. Round 3 - 3.15pm. Round 4 - 6.00pm.

Sunday: Round 5 - 9.30am. Round 6 - 12.20pm. Round 7 - 3.15pm. Prize Giving - 6.50pm.

Players may request up to two half point byes before the start of the tournament. Please indicate on the Entry Form

All Players must check in, in person, no later than 20 minutes before their first round, or make special arrangements with the organisers.


2011 Guy West Classic (July 16-17)


A 2011 Yulgilbar-Think Big Australian Chess Grand Prix event - Class 2

This is the third year Croydon CC have hosted a weekender. In line with our plan to gradually build our weekender up, this year we have increased the prize fund so it will be a Class 2 event. We have also moved it from the first weekend in October (as that weekend now clashes with the 2011 AFL Grand Final!) to the last weekend of school holidays in July (we have good heating...)
SCHEDULE: Saturday 16th: Players need to register and pay by 10:45 am. Round 1: 11:00 am. Round 2: 3:00 pm. Round 3: 7:00 pm.
Sunday 17th: Round 4: 11:00 am. Round 5: 3:00 pm.
VENUE: Croydon RSL, 1 Civic Sq, Croydon VIC 3136. About 400m from Croydon station. Melways: 50 - J4
FORMAT: Five round Swiss system. Games will be governed by the FIDE laws of chess and will be ACF rated.
FORFEIT TIME: Late arrival by 30 minutes from the start of the round will result in forfeiture.
TIME CONTROLS: Each player has 75 minutes initially with an additional 30 seconds per move.
ENTRY FEES: $50 Standard entry. $40 Juniors & Croydon CC members. Free GM, WGM, IM, FM, WIM
Bird: Deduct $5 if paid by Thursday, 9 June
PRIZES: $500 first place, $300 second place, $200 third place
$75 first adult under 2000. $50 first adult under 1600. $50 first adult under 1200.
$75 first junior under 2000. $50 first junior under 1600. $50 first junior under 1200.
Maximum one prize per entrant. Prizes to be shared equally in the event of a tie.
Pay by direct bank transfer. See website for other payment options. Online entries close 13 July 2011.
HALF POINT BYES: A maximum of one half point bye only will be permitted for rounds 1 to 3 only.
ENQUIRIES: contact the tournament organiser Jean Watson at or club President Richard Goldsmith on 0407 348 172.
Proudly sponsored by Bendigo Bank, LJ Hooker and Northern Star Chess.


2011 ANU Open and ANU Minor (July 30-31)


Part of the ANU Chess Festival.

Venue: Canberra School of Art, Building 105, ANU, Acton, ACT (Please see map at link and click on grid EF-32. Any orange colour car park adjacent to Building 105 will be free on Saturday and Sunday.).
Time limit: 60 mins + 10 secs/move from the start (Fischer mode)
Rounds: Seven - Saturday 10am, 12:30pm, 3:00pm, 5:30pm. Sunday 13th 9:30am, 12 noon, 2:30pm
Entry: $75 adults, $50 juniors and concessions. $10 discount if received by Friday 22 July.

Prizes: See flyer below. First prize $1000 guaranteed, total pool $3,000 dependent on entries.
Arbiter: IA Charles Zworestine.
Further information: See flyer for contact details, accommodation, direct deposit etc -


2011 Billanook College Chess Championship Cup


Northern Star Chess is conducting the BCCC series of tournaments again in 2011.
This year the series will consist of 5 weekend tournaments at Billanook College in Mooroolbark* and is open to all junior and adult chess players from beginner to master strength.
Dates For The Five Weekend Tournaments:
1. Already held
2. Already held
3. Saturday 13th August
4. Sunday 18th September
5. Saturday 5th November (Final Event – Grand Prizes Presentation)
VENUE: Billanook College, 197-199 Cardigan Road, Mooroolbark, Victoria 3138 (Melway Ref: [52 C1])
COST: $15 per tournament
FORMAT: 7 round Swiss
TIME CONTROL: 15 minutes per player
PRIZES: Cash prizes are offered for each of the 5 individual tournaments, along with medals and trophies. Individual scores for each tournament accumulate over all 5 events to determine the grand prizes and winners of the perpetual Billanook College Chess Championship cups, to be presented at the conclusion of the final event. The 2011 prize structure has been modified to simplify prize award and balance eligibility for prizes between adults and juniors. For more information, visit the Northern Star Chess website:
TIME: Register and pay by 9:30 am. Tournaments run from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm.
REGISTRATION & PAYMENT: Please register and pay online at Northern Star Chess

Please notify forthcoming tournaments to

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Championship and major events


Asian Juniors, Girls and Seniors: 1 June 2011, Bentota, Sri Lanka  link

Oceania Seniors: 5 August 2011, Melbourne, Australia  link

World Seniors: 14 November 2011, Opatija, Croatia  link

Queenstown Chess Classic: 15 January 2012, Queenstown, NZ [incorporates NZ Championship]  link


(Date listed is date of commencement)



2012 World Championship


GM Boris Gelfand (Isr) has qualified to play World Champion GM Viswanathan Anand (Ind) next year at a venue to be determined. Gelfand won the final game of his six-game match against Alexander Grischuk (Rus) in Kazan, Russia after the first five games were drawn.


During the eight-player series 27 of the thirty games were drawn, with Gelfand scoring two of the wins. Gelfand also won two of the three matches decided in normal time; the four other matches went to rapid tie-breaks.


See link for the official site.



Cheating in German Championship


FM Christoph Natsidis was disqualified from the German Championship in Bonn earlier this month for using a chess program on a smartphone in his last-round draw against GM Sebastian Siebrecht. Apart from other consequences this meant the loss of the IM norm which he had already scored even if he had lost the game by normal means.


See link for a report on chessvibes. The tournament was won by GMs Igor Khenkin and Jan Gustafsson.



FIDE ratings


FIDE has announced that from July 2012 FIDE ratings will be published monthly (currently every two months) and the minimum rating will be reduced to 1000.



2012 Leon Masters


World Champion GM Viswanathan Anand (Ind) won this event, an “active” (45m plus 30spm) match against GM Alexei Shirov (Esp) in Leon, Spain from 3 to 5 June by 4.5-1.5. See link for the official site.

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The June ACF ratings were released earlier this month. The leading players (with reliable ratings) are shown in the next column.


Danny Han (SA), up 417 to 1211, and Kashish Christian (NSW), up 258 to 1368, were the most improved players.


Highest players under 18 are FM Bobby Cheng (Vic) 2335 and IM James Morris (Vic) 2279. WIM Emma Guo (ACT) 2045 is the top girl.


See here for the ACF ratings page.










GM Zong-Yuan Zhao (NSW)





GM David Smerdon (ACT)





IM George Xie (NSW)





IM Stephen Solomon (Qld)





GM Darryl Johansen (Vic)





FM Moulthun Ly (Qld)





FM Max Illingworth (NSW)





FM Vladimir Smirnov (NSW)





IM Igor Goldenberg (Vic)





FM Jesse Sales (NSW)

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Reward (negotiable!) to whoever first puts me in direct contact with the present owner of a 100-year-old complete chess set, Staunton pattern, exceptionally large, magnificent, and a joy to heft. The set (without board) has an astonishing pedigree/provenance -- keywords: CUMMINS and JACKSON.


The owner (m. or f.) purchased it privately in NW London UK about 2007 and subsequently emigrated to Australia, presumably to a major town. (S)he may not play chess, but will show the set.


Contact: John ROYCROFT (googlable on ROYCROFT CHESS) -- The photo, a recent one, shows me with granddaughter.


John Roycroft

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2011 Geelong Open (by Gary Bekker)


Dear chess players,


Thank you for participating in the 2011 Geelong Open. This year's event was played in the excellent Geelong Conference Centre venue, offered great prize money, and tournament games & results were regularly updated on the large screen projector and online using Tornelo. The only disappointment was that more players didn't take part in the tournament.


Bobby Cheng and Leonid Sandler took half-point byes in round 1, and drew their game in round 4, allowing Stephen Solomon to take the outright lead by defeating David Garner in the same round. In round 5 Bobby Cheng beat Stephen Solomon with the black pieces in 25 moves, and Leonid Sandler defeated Michael Sugrue, giving the three of them the joint lead going into the final round. Bobby Cheng defeated David Garner (who emigrated from the UK last year), and Stephen Solomon eventually ground out a win in a long tough ending, to jointly win the event. Jamie Kenmure and Benjamin Spencer both had excellent results to win the U/1600 and Junior prizes respectively. See games below.


Many thanks to Terry Feduniw, the Geelong Chess Club, Metroll Victoria, Westpac Bank and the Geelong Conference Centre for hosting such an excellent event. Thanks to Chess World / Chess Kids for providing the Tornelo tournament software.


Gary Bekker



Selected Games:


Solomon,S (2428) - Wemyss,A (1693)

Geelong Open (1), 27.05.2011


1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Bf5 5.Ng3 Bg6 6.Nf3 Nd7 7.h4 h6 8.h5 Bh7 9.Bd3 Bxd3 10.Qxd3 Qc7 11.Bd2 e6 12.0-0-0 Ngf6 13.c4 0-0-0 14.Ne4 Nxe4 15.Qxe4 Nf6 16.Qe2 Bd6 17.Kb1 Kb8 18.Bc3 Rhe8 19.Ne5 Bxe5 20.dxe5 Nd7 21.Rd6 Nc5 22.b3 Rxd6 23.exd6 Qd7 24.Bxg7 e5 25.Bxh6 Qxd6 26.Be3 f5 27.Rd1 Qe7 28.Bxc5 Qxc5 29.Qd3 Kc7 30.Qd7+ 1-0


Fletcher,S (1771) - Solomon,S (2428)

Geelong Open (2), 27.05.2011


1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 c6 3.e3 Bf5 4.Bd3 e6 5.0-0 Nf6 6.Bxf5 exf5 7.Qd3 g6 8.c4 dxc4 9.Qxc4 Bd6 10.Nc3 0-0 11.a4 a5 12.b3 Nbd7 13.Ba3 Nb6 14.Qe2 Re8 15.Bxd6 Qxd6 16.Ne5 Nbd5 17.Qc4 Nxc3 18.Qxc3 Nd5 19.Qd2 Re7 20.Nc4 Qc7 21.Rfe1 b6 22.Rac1 Rae8 23.Ne5 Re6 24.Qc2 f6 25.Nxc6 Rc8 26.Ne7+ Rxe7 0-1


Sugrue,M (1947) - Zoppi,M (1824)

Geelong Open (2), 27.05.2011


1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nd7 5.Nf3 Ngf6 6.Nxf6+ Nxf6 7.Bd3 c5 8.0-0 cxd4 9.Nxd4 Be7 10.Re1 0-0 11.c3 Re8 12.Bf4 Qb6 13.Qc2 Bd7 14.Be5 h6 15.Qe2 a6 16.a4 Rac8 17.a5 Bc6 1-0


Solomon,S (2428) - Sugrue,M (1947)

Geelong Open (3), 27.05.2011


1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 e6 7.f4 Be7 8.Qf3 Qc7 9.0-0-0 Nbd7 10.Bd3 b5 11.Rhe1 Bb7 12.Qg3 1-0


Garner,D (2101) - Davis,T (1824)

Geelong Open (3), 27.05.2011


1.d4 d5 2.c4 Nc6 3.Nf3 Bg4 4.cxd5 Bxf3 5.gxf3 Qxd5 6.e3 e5 7.Nc3 Bb4 8.Bd2 Bxc3 9.bxc3 Qd6 10.Rb1 Rb8 11.Qa4 Nge7 12.h4 h5 13.Bd3 0-0 14.Qc2 Rfe8 15.Kf1 b6 16.Rg1 Qf6 17.Rg3 Qxh4 18.Kg2 Qf6 19.Rh1 Rbd8 20.Rxh5 Rd6 21.Bc1 exd4 22.cxd4 Nb4 23.Bh7+ Kf8 24.Qb3 g6 25.e4 gxh5 26.e5 Qe6 27.exd6 Qxd6 28.Qxb4 Qxb4 29.Bh6# 1-0


Gill,G (1886) - Cheng,B (2350)

Geelong Open (3), 27.05.2011


1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 a6 5.c4 Nf6 6.Nc3 Qc7 7.Be2 Bb4 8.Qd3 Bxc3+ 9.bxc3 d6 10.f4 Nbd7 11.Ba3 Nc5 12.Bxc5 Qxc5 13.Nb3 Qc7 14.0-0 Bd7 15.Rad1 Ke7 16.e5 Ne8 17.exd6+ Nxd6 18.c5 Ne8 19.Bf3 Bc6 20.Rde1 Rd8 21.Qe3 Bxf3 22.Rxf3 Kf8 23.f5 exf5 24.Rxf5 h5 25.Re5 Nf6 26.Re7 Qc8 27.Qf4 Rh6 28.Rc7 Qg4 29.Qxg4 Nxg4 30.h3 Re6 31.Rf1 Nf6 32.Rxb7 Re3 33.Rb6 Rxc3 34.Rxa6 Ne4 35.Ra7 f6 36.Re1 f5 37.Rb7 Rc2 38.a4 Rd3 39.Kh2 h4 40.a5 Rg3 41.Rg1 Ng5 42.a6 Rxh3# 0-1


Zoppi,M (1824) - Sandler,L (2289)

Geelong Open (3), 27.05.2011


1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 e6 3.e3 c5 4.Bd3 d5 5.c3 Bd6 6.Nbd2 0-0 7.0-0 Nc6 8.dxc5 Bxc5 9.e4 Bd6 10.Re1 Qc7 11.Qe2 Bf4 12.Nf1 dxe4 13.Bxe4 Bd7 14.Ng3 Rad8 15.Bxf4 Qxf4 16.Rad1 g6 17.Rd2 Qc7 18.Red1 Ne7 19.Nd4 Kg7 20.Bf3 a6 21.c4 e5 22.Nc2 Rfe8 23.b3 b5 24.cxb5 Bxb5 25.Qe3 Rc8 26.Na3 Qc5 27.Qxc5 Rxc5 28.Nxb5 axb5 29.Be2 Ned5 30.Bf1 Nc3 31.Re1 b4 32.Bc4 Ra8 33.Rd6 Rb8 34.f3 Ra5 35.Ne4 Nfxe4 36.fxe4 Rb7 37.Rd2 Rba7 38.Kf2 Rxa2 39.Rxa2 Rxa2+ 40.Kf3 f6 41.h3 Kf8 42.g4 Ke7 43.Re3 Rh2 44.Kg3 Rd2 45.Kf3 h6 46.Rd3 Rh2 47.Kg3 Re2 48.Kf3 Rxe4 49.Rd2 Re1 50.Kg2 f5 51.gxf5 gxf5 52.Rf2 Kf6 53.Rd2 Rd1 54.Rf2 e4 55.Kg3 Ke5 56.Ba6 Rg1+ 57.Kh2 Rg7 58.Bc8 f4 59.Bg4 Ra7 60.Kg2 Ra3 0-1


Garner,D (2101) - Solomon,S (2428)

Geelong Open (4), 27.05.2011


1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qc2 0-0 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.Qxc3 b5 7.cxb5 c6 8.Bg5 cxb5 9.f3 Nc6 10.e3 a6 11.Bd3 Bb7 12.b4 a5 13.Rc1 axb4 14.axb4 Qe7 15.Qc5 Qxc5 16.bxc5 Nd5 17.Kf2 h6 18.Bh4 f5 19.Bxb5 g5 20.Bxc6 Bxc6 21.Bg3 Bb5 22.Bd6 Ra2+ 23.Kg3 Nxe3 24.Bxf8 Kxf8 25.Re1 Rxg2+ 26.Kh3 f4 27.Rb1 Bd3 0-1


Cheng,B (2350) - Sandler,L (2289)

Geelong Open (4), 27.05.2011


1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.c4 e6 4.Nc3 Be7 5.Bg5 0-0 6.e3 h6 7.Bh4 Ne4 8.Bxe7 Qxe7 9.Rc1 Nxc3 10.Rxc3 c6 11.Bd3 Nd7 12.0-0 dxc4 13.Bxc4 e5 14.Bb3 e4 15.Nd2 Nf6 16.Rc5 Bg4 17.Qb1 Nd7 18.Rc3 Be2 19.Re1 Bd3 20.Bc2 Bxc2 21.Qxc2 Rfe8 22.b4 Nb6 23.Rc5 Nd7 24.Rc3 Nb6 25.Rb1 Nd5 26.Rcb3 a6 27.Nc4 Rad8 28.a4 Rc8 29.Nd2 Kh8 ½-½


Solomon,S (2428) - Cheng,B (2350)

Geelong Open (5), 27.05.2011


1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 h6 4.Ngf3 Nf6 5.Bd3 c5 6.e5 Nfd7 7.c3 Nc6 8.0-0 g5 9.h3 h5 10.g4 hxg4 11.hxg4 Qb6 12.c4 cxd4 13.cxd5 Ncxe5 14.dxe6 Qxe6 15.Re1 Qxg4+ 16.Kf1 Kd8 17.Be4 Rh1+ 18.Ke2 Rxe1+ 19.Kxe1 Bb4 20.Bd5 Nd3+ 21.Kf1 Nf4 22.Bc4 d3 23.Ke1 Ne5 24.Nh2 Qg1+ 25.Nhf1 Ng2# 0-1


Sandler,L (2289) - Sugrue,M (1947)

Geelong Open (5), 27.05.2011


1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.g3 Bg7 4.Bg2 0-0 5.Nf3 d6 6.0-0 Nbd7 7.Nc3 e5 8.e4 c6 9.Re1 Qc7 10.h3 Re8 11.Be3 a6 12.Rc1 Qb8 13.dxe5 dxe5 14.c5 Bf8 15.b4 Be7 16.Nd2 a5 17.a3 b5 18.Nb3 axb4 19.axb4 Bd8 20.Qc2 Nf8 21.Ra1 Be6 22.Qb2 Bxb3 23.Qxb3 Ne6 24.Qb2 Bc7 25.Rxa8 Qxa8 26.Ra1 Qb7 27.Qa2 Nd4 28.Kf1 Bb8 29.Ne2 Nxe2 30.Kxe2 Kg7 31.f3 Rd8 32.h4 Qd7 33.Qc2 Qe6 34.Ra6 Rd7 35.Ra8 Rd8 36.g4 1-0


Gill,G (1886) - Garner,D (2101)

Geelong Open (5), 27.05.2011


1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.f3 0-0 6.Be3 Nc6 7.Qd2 a6 8.g4 e5 9.d5 Nd4 10.Bd3 Rb8 11.Nce2 c5 12.dxc6 bxc6 13.Nxd4 exd4 14.Bxd4 d5 15.g5 Nxe4 16.Bxe4 Bxd4 17.Qxd4 Qa5+ 18.Qd2 Qxd2+ 19.Kxd2 dxe4 20.Kc3 Bf5 21.h4 Rfe8 22.Re1 e3 23.Ne2 Rbd8 24.Rd1 Kg7 25.Rhe1 c5 26.Rd5 h6 27.Red1 Rc8 28.Rd6 ½-½


Davis,T (1824) - Fletcher,S (1771)

Geelong Open (5), 27.05.2011


1.d4 d5 2.Nc3 c6 3.f3 Nf6 4.e4 dxe4 5.fxe4 e5 6.dxe5 Qxd1+ 7.Kxd1 Ng4 8.Ke2 Nxe5 9.Nf3 Ng6 10.Be3 Bb4 11.Kf2 Bxc3 12.bxc3 0-0 13.Bc4 Nd7 14.Bb3 Nde5 15.h3 b6 16.a4 Bb7 17.a5 c5 18.Bd5 Bxd5 19.exd5 Nc4 20.Rhe1 Rfd8 21.axb6 axb6 22.Rxa8 Rxa8 23.Nd2 Nge5 24.Nxc4 Nxc4 25.Bf4 f5 26.d6 Rd8 27.Rd1 g5 28.Bxg5 Rxd6 29.Re1 Kf7 30.Re7+ Kg6 31.Bf4 Rf6 32.Ke2 Rf7 33.Re6+ Rf6 34.Re8 Kf7 35.Rh8 Re6+ 36.Kf3 Kg7 37.Rb8 Na3 38.Bc7 Nc4 39.Kf4 Rc6 40.Be5+ Kg6 41.Rg8+ Kh6 42.Bg7+ Kg6 43.Be5+ Kh6 44.Kxf5 Ne3+ 45.Ke4 Nxc2 46.g4 Rg6 47.Bf4+ 1-0


Sandler,L (2289) - Solomon,S (2428)

Geelong Open (6), 27.05.2011


1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.g3 d5 4.Nf3 Be7 5.Bg2 0-0 6.0-0 dxc4 7.Qc2 a6 8.Qxc4 b5 9.Qc2 Bb7 10.Bf4 Nc6 11.Rd1 Bd6 12.Bg5 Nb4 13.Qc1 h6 14.Bxf6 Qxf6 15.a3 Nc6 16.Nc3 Rad8 17.Qc2 Be7 18.e3 Ba8 19.Qe2 e5 20.Nxe5 Nxe5 21.dxe5 Qxe5 22.Bxa8 Rxd1+ 23.Rxd1 Rxa8 24.Qf3 Rd8 25.Rxd8+ Bxd8 26.Qa8 Qd6 27.Ne4 Qd1+ 28.Kg2 Kh7 29.Nc5 a5 30.Qc6 Bf6 31.b3 Bb2 32.a4 bxa4 33.bxa4 Qc2 34.Qd5 f6 35.Ne6 Ba3 36.Nd4 Qxa4 37.Qf5+ Kg8 38.Qc8+ Bf8 39.Qxc7 Qb4 40.Qd7 a4 41.Qd5+ Kh8 42.Ne6 a3 43.Nf4 g5 44.Ne6 Qd6 45.Qa8 Kg8 46.Nd4 h5 47.h3 Kf7 48.g4 hxg4 49.hxg4 Qd7 50.Kf3 Bc5 51.Qe4 Bxd4 52.exd4 Qe6 53.Qb7+ Kg6 54.Qb1+ Kh6 55.Qb5 Qd6 56.Ke4 Qf4+ 57.Kd5 Qxg4 58.Qa6 Qf3+ 59.Kc5 g4 60.Qe6 Qc3+ 61.Kb5 Qxd4 62.f3 Qe5+ 0-1


Cheng,B (2350) - Garner,D (2101)

Geelong Open (6), 27.05.2011


1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.f4 0-0 6.Nf3 c5 7.d5 e6 8.dxe6 Bxe6 9.Bd3 Bg4 10.0-0 Nc6 11.h3 Bxf3 12.Qxf3 Nd4 13.Qf2 h6 14.Be3 Nc6 15.Rad1 Qe7 16.e5 Nd7 17.Nd5 Qd8 18.exd6 f5 19.Kh1 Nd4 20.g4 Kh7 21.Qg2 Nb6 22.gxf5 Nxf5 23.Ne7 Rf6 24.Bxf5 gxf5 25.Bxc5 Nxc4 26.Rg1 Qf8 27.d7 Ne3 28.Bxe3 Qxe7 29.d8Q 1-0


Davis,T (1824) - Gill,G (1886)

Geelong Open (6), 27.05.2011


1.Nc3 d5 2.d4 Bf5 3.f3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Nbd7 5.Nxd5 Nxd5 6.e4 h6 7.Bh4 Ne3 8.Qd3 Nxc2+ 9.Qxc2 Bh7 10.Bd3 g5 11.Bf2 Bg7 12.Ne2 c6 13.Be3 Qb6 14.Kf2 Rc8 15.b4 Qc7 16.h4 g4 17.e5 Bxd3 18.Qxd3 gxf3 19.gxf3 Nb6 20.Rhg1 Bf8 21.a3 Nd5 22.Nc3 Qd7 23.Rg3 Kd8 24.Ne4 b6 25.Rc1 f5 26.exf6 exf6 27.Nc3 Bd6 28.Rgg1 Qh3 29.Nxd5 Qxh4+ 30.Ke2 cxd5 31.Rxc8+ Kxc8 32.Qf5+ Kb8 33.Qxd5 Qh2+ 34.Kd3 Rc8 35.Rc1 Rxc1 36.Bxc1 Bf4 ½-½


Sugrue,M (1947) - Babic,Z (1746)

Geelong Open (6), 27.05.2011


1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.Bc4 e5 7.Nde2 Be7 8.h3 Be6 9.Bb3 Rc8 10.Be3 0-0 11.g4 Qa5 12.Qd2 Bxb3 13.cxb3 Rfd8 14.g5 Nh5 15.0-0-0 Nd4 16.Kb1 Nxe2 17.Qxe2 g6 18.Rd5 Qa6 19.Qxa6 bxa6 20.h4 Rc6 21.Bxa7 Nf4 22.Rd2 Rdc8 23.Be3 Ne6 24.Nd5 Kf8 25.Rd3 a5 26.Rc3 Bd8 27.Rhc1 Nc5 28.a3 Rb8 29.b4 axb4 30.axb4 Rcb6 31.Nxb6 1-0


Kevin Bonham annotates the Solomon - Cheng game:


1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 h6 4.Ngf3 Nf6 5.Bd3 c5 6.e5 Nfd7 7.c3 Nc6 8.0-0 g5! Various replies have been tried here for white, none of which appear totally convincing. 9.h3 h5 10.g4 Also tried in Vishnu-Sengupta Balaguer 2008 with the same result. White could instead seek complications with the bizarre looking 10.Nb3 with a piece sacrifice in either of two lines 10...g4 (10...c4 11.Bxg5 Qc7 12.Bc2 cxb3 13.axb3 with compensation based around the passiveness of the black queenside and the vulnerability of black's KR and KRP.) 11.Ng5 Be7 12.Nxe6! fxe6 13.Bg6+ Kf8 14.hxg4 hxg4 15.Qxg4 Rh4 with a very messy position] 10...hxg4 11.hxg4 Qb6 Vishnu-Sengupta continued 11...Be7 12.Re1 a6 13.Nf1 b5 14.Ng3 Bb7 15.Nh5 etc. Although black won that game Bobby's move may be an improvement. 12.c4? If white was going to play this it should have been played earlier, and perhaps even in one go. [12.Qb3 =/+] 12...cxd4 13.cxd5 Ncxe5 13...exd5 14.e6 fxe6 is also good 14.dxe6 This loses decisively but it seems there was nothing adequate anyway. 14...Qxe6 15.Re1 Qxg4+ 16.Kf1 Kd8 17.Be4 Rh1+ 18.Ke2 Rxe1+ 19.Kxe1 Bb4 20.Bd5 Nd3+ 21.Kf1 Nf4 22.Bc4 d3 23.Ke1 Ne5 24.Nh2 Qg1+ 25.Nhf1 Ng2# 0-1


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