Number 11/08B      .....      30 August 2011





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John Purdy 1935-2011

General News

Junior Chess


Coming Events

Overseas Tournaments and News



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2013 Australian Open


The ACF invites expressions of interest from affiliated associations and others for authority to conduct the 2013 Australian Open Championship and associated events on behalf of the ACF.


These events would normally commence in late December 2012 or early January 2013 and end in the first or second week of January 2013.


Links to ACF by-laws governing procedures for allocating and presenting ACF Tournaments may be seen on the ACF website at


Please address inquiries by email to ACF Secretary, Tom Accola, at with cc to



2012 Australian Championship


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). See here for the entry form and other details. A note from the organisers -


The Australian Chess Championships is a biennial event that is internationally recognised by the world peak chess body FIDE.

The event will be coming to Geelong with 12 days of competition and plenty for locals and visitors to do (dates the 27th December to 8th January 2012).


The defending champion GM Zong-Yuan Zhao will be there to meet all challengers.


Geelong is a vibrant regional city just one hour from Melbourne featuring a stunning waterfront and a fabulous wine region on our doorstep. Geelong has an amazing mix of dining and entertainment options. The beautiful Barwon River winds its way through the city past lush parks and gardens. Walking trails are everywhere so it’s very easy to explore (


Apart from local features, Geelong is the gateway to “The Great Ocean Road”. Visitors to the road are treated to some of Australia’s most spectacular scenic routes from which the world-renowned historic site “Twelve Apostles” can be seen, the infamous surf of Bells Beach can be braved, and a delectable drop of Geelong wine can be sampled from any of the 52 wineries in the region. (

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JOHN PURDY 1935-2011

John Purdy, who was Australian Champion in 1953 and 1963, died on 27 August at the age of 75. His father, the first Correspondence Chess World Champion Cecil Purdy, and grandfather Spencer Crakanthorp were also Australian Champions. Outside of chess John Purdy was a lawyer, serving as a judge of the Family Court.

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2011 Oceania Seniors’ Championship


Australian International Master Mirko Rujevic scored 6/7 to win the 2011 Oceania Seniors Championship, which was held 5-9 August 2011 at the Box Hill Chess Club in Melbourne, Australia, alongside Oceania’s first ever FIDE Arbiters Seminar.


IM Rujevic will now represent Oceania in the World Seniors Championship in Opatija Croatia in November. A total of 30 players from Australia, New Zealand and PNG competed, including Australia’s former FIDE Delegate Phil Viner.


New Zealand WFM Vivian Smith retained her Oceania Senior Women’s title.


Chief Arbiter: Gerrit Hartland (AUS). Deputy Chief Arbiter: FA Jashint Maharaj (FIJ).


Full results are available at



2011 Victorian Championship and Reserves


These events concluded on 28 August. FM Bobby Cheng won the title with 8/11 from GM Darryl Johansen 7.5. Defending champion FM Dusan Stojic was third on tie-break from IM Leonid Sandler and IM James Morris. See link for the full table.


David Garner won the Reserves and qualifies for the 2012 Championship.



IM Moulthun Ly


As a result of representations by Greg Canfell, FIDE has now recorded the IM title for Moulthun Ly.



Gardiner Chess Centre moving


On Monday 19th September we will be moving in to our new office in Colonial Court, 8/55 Railway Street, Mudgeeraba. Come and see us there!


The chess centre property has been sold to House with No Steps, a not-for-profit agency that helps people with a disability make the most of their abilities.


Our ongoing chess services to schools will not be affected by this move.


Our After School Chess, which has been held at the chess centre for the last nine years, will be transformed into a different, more exciting format and will be held at the Mudgeeraba Foundation Centre at 7 School Street, Mudgeeraba on Tuesdays from 4.30-6.30pm, commencing 4th October. Our Director of Operations Andrew Fitzpatrick will be implementing some new ideas, which should make the new venture interesting and fun for kids. See a flyer here.


We aim to continue to hold school holiday chess camps on the Gold Coast at a different venue, starting in January 2012.


Our last chess session at the chess centre at 11 Hardys Road will be held on Friday 16th September. All students are welcome on the last afternoon from 4-6pm. It will be a sad night for us, but necessary for us to move on.

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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.



2011 World Junior Championships


The World Juniors were played in Chennai, India from 1 to 16 August. Australia was represented in the open section by FM Junta Ikeda 7/13, FM Moulthun Ly 6.5 and Fedja Zulfic 4, and in the Girls’ section by WIM Emma Guo 5.5 and Savithri Narenthren 4. GM Dariusz Swiercz (Pol) won on tie-break from GM Robert Hovhannisyan (Arm) while WGM Deysi Cori won the Girls’ title. See link for the tournament site.



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


2011 Cairns Open  August 6-7, Cairns, Qld.  David Castor won with 5.5/6 followed by Robin Wei 5 and David Spuler 4. (10 players). 

2011 Hobart Weekender  August 13-14, Hobart, Tas.  Ian Rout won with 4/5 from Mason Carter and Kevin Bonham 3.5. (8 players). 

2011 North Queensland Open  August 13-14, Townsville, Qld.  Steven Vandervalk and David Spuler tied on 5.5/6 with Hossein Ghodosi 4. (14 players). 

2011 Best in the West  August 20-21, Melbourne, Vic.  FM Greg Canfell won with 4.5 from Ari Dales, Kerry Stead, Tony Davis and Max Chew Lee 4. (35 players). 

2011 Bundaberg Weekender  August 27-28, Bundaberg, Qld.  IM Stephen Solomon won with 5.5/6 followed by Brodie McClymont 5 and Yi Liu and Tony Weller 4.5 (27 players).

2011 St George Leagues Weekender  August 27-28, Sydney, NSW.  FM Greg Canfell won with 6/7 from Chen Pengyu, Anton Smirnov and IM George Xie 5.5. (45 players). 



2011 Queensland Regional Events


Results from all four Regional events, Cairns, Townsville, Mackay and Bundaberg are now on the CAQ tournament results page:


Garvin Gray

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Grand Prix events


September 10-11 Gosford Open [1], Gosford, NSW  link

September 17-19 Nell Van De Graaff Classic [1], Gold Coast, Qld  link

October 1-3 Ryde-Eastwood Open [1], Sydney, NSW  link

October 1-2 Labour Day Weekender [1], Adealaide, SA  link

October 8-9 Wendy Terry Memorial [1], Brisbane, Qld  link

October 8-9 Willetton Open [1], Perth, WA  link


2011 GP calendar link


2011 Fitzroy Skittles (September 4)


In this tournament, players begin with a starting number of points – determined by their “MCC Allegro rating”. After losing all of their points, they are knocked out, for example if you have 1.5 points, you can afford one loss, but if you have a loss followed by a draw, you are out! You must have at least half a point to remain in the tournament!

Points are as follows: Over 2300, 1.5 points; 2200-2300, 2 points; 2100-2200, 2.5 points; 2000-2100, 3 points; 1900-2000, 3.5 points; 1800-1900, 4 points; 1700-1800, 4.5 points; 1600-1700, 5 points; 1500-1600, 5.5 points; 1400-1500, 6 points; 1300-1400, 6.5 points; Under 1300, 7 points.

What if you get knocked out early???

1. All players who are knocked out in round 3 or earlier, get their entry fee REFUNDED in full!

2. A FREE blitz tournament will take place for players who have been knocked out when enough of them have been knocked out! Small prizes will be offered.

When: Sunday September 4th beginning at 11am.

Where: Melbourne Chess Club, 66 Leicester St, Fitzroy, 3065.

Format: The event will be run as a Swiss until remaining players have to start playing each other more than once. Players will not play the same player more than once until absolutely necessary.

Time controls: Allegro – 15 minutes per player per game.

Prizes: First prize is guaranteed, others are guaranteed if we get 35 paying entries (not GMs and IMs who get in free):

1st: $200, 2nd: $150, 3rd: $125, 4th: $100, 5th: $75, 6th: $50

Arbiter: FM Grant Szuveges

Parking: Lots of free parking close to MCC on Sundays. For advice on parking, please contact Grant Szuveges 0401-925-075 or via email:

Entry fees: $20 MCC members, $30 non-members, GMs and IMs free. Entries close 10.30am, Sunday September 4th. Enter before July 28th to go into the draw to win an MCC bookshop voucher to the value of $100.

Enquires: For any questions, please contact Grant Szuveges on 0401-925-075 or via email:


2011 Nell Van De Graaff Classic (September 17-18 )

Venue: Somerset College Sports Pavilion, Somerset Drive, Mudgeeraba
The NVDG Classic is a 'Yulgilbar-Think Big' Australian Chess Grand Prix Category 3 event. It also doubles as a teams event. Teams of four must have an average ACF rating of below 1500. Haven't got a team? Relax, we'll put you into one on the day.
Total Prizes: $3,200
6 Rounds 60+10 Fischer
Sat: Reg from 8.30am Rd 1 9.30am, Rd 2 12 noon, Rd 3 2.30pm
Sun: Rd 4 9.30am, Rd 5 12 noon, Rd 6 2.30pm Prizes 5pm
Arbiter: Dr Charles Zworestine
Forfeit time for late arrivals 30 mins from the start of the round
Full details and entry form at


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. Already held
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

2011 MCC Melbourne Cup Weekender (October 28 – November 1)


A Yulgilbar-Think Big Australian Chess Grand Prix Event - Class 4

VENUES: Rounds 1 - 7: Melb. Chess Club, 66 Leicester St Fitzroy Vic. 3065 Ph: 03 9416 3149

Rounds 8 - 9:Fitzroy Town Hall Cnr Moore St, & Napier St Fitzroy Vic. 3065

PRIZES: 1st $1500; 2nd $750; 3rd $500; 4th $250; Rating prizes totalling $500. All prizes guaranteed.

FORMAT: 9 round Swiss. ACF and FIDE rated (norm opportunities.)

TIME: 90 mins + 30 secs per move. FIDE rules apply.

ARBITER: To be announced

PAIRINGS: Swiss Perfect

ENTRY FEES: Adults $85. Under 18 $70. Free entry: GM, IM, WGM, WIM. Early bird: Less $10 if paid by 4 Sept.

SCHEDULE: FRI, 28 Oct: Rnd 1, 7 pm. SAT, 29 Oct: Rnd 2, 1 pm Rnd 3, 7 pm.

SUN, 30 Oct: Rnd 4, 1 pm Rnd 5, 7 pm. MON, 31 Oct: Rnd 6, 10 am Rnd 7, 3 pm. TUE, 1 Nov: Rnd 8, 10 am Rnd 9, 3:30 pm.

Half point byes may be taken in any of rounds 1 through 7. A maximum of two byes is allowed.


St Georges Motor Inn: 334 St. Georges Rd, Thornbury Vic. 3071 Ph: 03 9416 9707

STD room (1 bed): $120 per night, TWIN room: (2 beds): $155 per night FAMILY room: (3 beds): $185 per night

Stay 4 nights or more and you get $10 off per night.

Be sure to mention the MCC Cup Weekender and Grant Szuveges to get these special rates.

PAYMENT: By cash, cheque or direct deposit: Account name: Melbourne Chess Club Inc. Bank: Bendigo Bank, Carlton Branch.

BSB: 633-000. Acc. No.: 132887126. If paying by direct deposit, please email Grant stating your name, the amount and the date paid.

ENTRY and ENQUIRIES: Grant Szuveges 0401 925 075

For advice on parking contact Grant.


Please notify forthcoming tournaments to

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Championship and major events


World Seniors: 14 November 2011, Opatija, Croatia  link

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

Gibraltar Chess Festival: 24 January 2012  link


(Date listed is date of commencement)



2011 World Cup


The World Cup got under way on 28 August with 128 players competing in a knockout format. GM Zong-Yuan Zhao (Aus) represented the Oceania zone but was eliminated 1.5-0.5 in the first round by 2700+ GM Evgeny Tomaschevsky (Rus).


GMs Peter Leko (Hun) and Wang Yue (Chn) were the highest-profile casualties of the first round though a number of contests have gone to tie-break (Tuesday evening our time).


See link for the tournament site. Games are broadcast at 7pm Australian Eastern time.



2011 Malaysian Open


A number of Australian players participated in this event. IM Gary Lane and FM Bobby Cheng scored 5.5/9, IM James Morris, FM Junta Ikeda and FM Christopher Wallis 5, Fedya Zulfic and Karl Zelesco 4.5, Justin Tan 3.5 and Zachary Loh 3. There were also other supporting events and rapid tournaments in which others including FM Brian Jones and Alana Chibnall played. See link for the tournament site.



Cheating updates


FM Christoph Natsidis, who was caught cheating in the last round of this year’s German Championship with a chess program on his smart phone, has been suspended for two years by the German Chess Federation. In addition all his games have been declared as losses for him and wins for his opponents; presumably this is because he was disqualified from the tournament, as cheating was not alleged in other games. See link for a report on chessvibes.


As reported previously, GM Sebastien Feller’s suspension for alleged cheating at the 2010 Olympiad has been stayed pending an appeal. GM Feller was therefore able to play in the French Championship, finishing equal second, and take up his place in the World Cup where his first match is tied at 1-1. Various sources have interviews and discussion.


Chessbase suggests at this link that a player may have been cheating at the Botvinnik Memorial in Moscow though without any claims as to the mechanism.

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2011 Bundaberg Weekender (27-28 August 2011)


Twenty seven players from Gladstone to the north and Byron Bay to the South competed in the fifth Bundaberg Weekender Chess Tournament on 27/28 August at the Central State School in Bundaberg.

Some of the States top chess players competed including International Chess Master Stephen Solomon, George Lester, Yi Liu, Brodie McClymont and Tony Weller.

As expected, after six very hard fought rounds, International Chess Master Stephen Solomon took out first place with five and a half points. Second place went to Brodie McClymont and third place to Yi Liu.

The top scoring local players were John Harris with four out of six games and Keith McLeod with three and a half games. Junior Local player Timothy Harris performed very creditably, gaining three and a half points.

The event was conducted as a six round swiss under the direction of Garvin Gray, who is the President of the Chess Association of Queensland.

Bundaberg Chess Club Secretary Allan Menham said two day events such as this allow the local players to gain valuable experience against top state players.


2011 Wide Bay North Team Chess Championships (26 August 2011)


Seventy One players competed in the Wide Bay North School Teams Chess Championships at Thabeban on Friday 26 August. It was a great day of chess!!

The event was conducted as a “one in all in “ event with both Primary School Children and Secondary School Children competing in one division.
Top team on the day was St Patricks 1 Primary( consisting of Timothy Harris, Patrick Harris, Andrew Olley and Keiran Wallwork) with a total of 25 points. They defeated their old rivals Norville 1 by three and a half points.

Second place on the day went to Bundaberg Christian College 1 Secondary (consisting of Aishwarya Preshy, Anish Preshy, Jason Ruhle and Wesley Stone), who defeated their old rivals Kepnock by four and a half points.

St Patricks 1 and Bundaberg Christian College 1 will now represent the Wide Bay North District at the School State Chess Finals in Brisbane in October.

Bundaberg Christian College 2 gained third place and Norville State School 1 gained fourth place.

Timothy Harris and Aishwarya Preshy were the top scoring players on the day, each with a total of seven games out of eight games, a great effort!!.

Bundaberg Chess Club Secretary Allan Menham said there were many close games and the Bundaberg area has many top school chess players. This is no doubt due to the many school chess clubs in the district.

The children are now eagerly looking forward to the One Day Tournament for School Children to be held at Across the Waves Sports Club on Tuesday 25 October. There will be many cash prizes at this tournament owing to the Waves making available the venue free of cost to the Bundaberg Chess Club Inc.

Over one hundred and twenty children are expected to attend.


(Above two reports by Allan Menham on chesschat)


2011 Best in the West (20-21 August)


This year’s Best in the West attracted 34 competitors, including a large contingent of juniors – a big improvement on last year’s numbers.


FM Greg Canfell stormed away to the lead and was able to draw his final game against Ari Dale to finish outright first. Equal second were Ari Dale, Kerry Stead, Tony Davis and Max Chew Lee. Rating division winners were Max Chew Lee, and Zoe Harrison from Mildura. Junior prizes were awarded to Kyle Gibson and William Maligin.


Many thanks to Tony Davis for organising a very successful and enjoyable event, and to David Cordover for providing online tournament and game displays using Tornelo, and coaching to the junior participants. All games and results are available from 


Gary Bekker



Canfell,Greg (2352) - Stead,Kerry (1989, Best in the West 10a Hyde St , Footscray VIC  (4), 20.08.2011

1.e4 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.Nf3 d5 4.exd5 Qxd5 5.Be2 c6 6.c4 Qd6 7.Nc3 Nf6 8.Ne5 Nfd7 9.f4 f6 10.Nf3 0–0 11.0–0 Re8 12.Kh1 Nf8 13.Qb3 Kh8 14.Be3 Qc7 15.Rad1 Be6 16.d5 Bg8 17.c5 cxd5 18.Nxd5 Bxd5 19.Rxd5 Nc6 20.Rfd1 Rad8 21.Rxd8 Rxd8 22.Rxd8 Nxd8 23.Qd5 Qd7 24.Qxd7 Nxd7 25.b4 Kg8 26.Bc4+ Kf8 27.Bd5 Ke8 28.Nd4 a6 29.Ne6 Nxe6 30.Bxe6 Kd8 31.a4 f5 32.b5 axb5 33.axb5 Kc7 34.Bd5 b6 35.cxb6+ Nxb6 36.Bg8 h6 37.Bf7 Nc8 38.Bxg6 Nd6 39.b6+ Kc6 40.Bh5 Kd7 41.Bf3 Kc8 42.Bd5 Bf6 43.h3 h5 44.g3 Kd7 45.Kg2 e6 46.Bf3 h4 47.g4 Bc3 48.Bc5 Ne4 49.Bxe4 fxe4 50.Kf1 Bd2 51.f5 exf5 52.gxf5 Bg5 53.Ke2 Kc6 54.Bd4 Kd7 55.f6 Kd6 56.b7 Kc7 57.f7 Be7 58.Bg7 Kxb7 59.Ke3 1–0


Chew Lee,Max (1465) - Dyson,Dmitri (1644)  Best in the West 10a Hyde St , Footscray VIC  (5), 20.08.2011

1.e4 e5 2.d4 exd4 3.c3 dxc3 4.Nxc3 Bb4 5.Bc4 Bxc3+ 6.bxc3 d6 7.Nf3 Bg4 8.Bxf7+ Kf8 9.Bd5 Nc6 10.h3 Bxf3 11.Qxf3+ Qf6 12.Qxf6+ Nxf6 13.Bxc6 bxc6 14.f3 Kf7 15.Kf2 Rhf8 16.Re1 Nd7 17.Be3 c5 18.Ke2 Rab8 19.Rab1 Rb6 20.Rxb6 cxb6 21.Rd1 Ke6 22.f4 Nf6 23.Kf3 g6 24.g4 d5 25.f5+ Kd6 26.e5+ Kc6 27.exf6 Rxf6 28.Kf4 gxf5 29.gxf5 a5 30.Bf2 b5 31.Bh4 Rf7 32.Ke5 b4 33.cxb4 axb4 34.Ke6 Rf8 35.Be7 Rg8 36.Rxd5 c4 37.Rc5+ 1–0


Dale,Ari (1895) - Zoppi,Mario (1803)  Best in the West 10a Hyde St, Footscray VIC  (4), 20.08.2011

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 d6 3.Nc3 Nbd7 4.e4 e5 5.Nf3 Be7 6.Be2 0–0 7.0–0 c6 8.h3 Qc7 9.Be3 Re8 10.Qc2 Nf8 11.Rfd1 Ng6 12.Bf1 Bd7 13.Rab1 b5 14.b4 Reb8 15.c5 exd4 16.cxd6 Bxd6 17.Bxd4 Ne5 18.Nd2 Nh5 19.Nb3 Nc4 20.Bxc4 bxc4 21.Nc5 Bxc5 22.Bxc5 Rd8 23.Bd6 Qc8 24.Qe2 g6 25.Na4 Be6 26.Nc5 Ng7 27.Qe3 Ne8 28.Be5 f6 29.Bg3 Bf7 30.e5 fxe5 31.Bxe5 Qf5 32.Bb2 Bd5 33.Re1 Ng7 34.Qc3 Qf7 35.Re3 Kf8 36.Rbe1 Re8 37.Qxg7+ Qxg7 38.Bxg7+ 1–0


Stead,Kerry (1989) - Hogan,Steven (1576)  Best in the West 10a Hyde St, Footscray VIC  (5), 20.08.2011

1.d4 d5 2.e4 e6 3.Be3 dxe4 4.Nd2 Nf6 5.f3 exf3 6.Ngxf3 c5 7.dxc5 Nc6 8.c3 Nd5 9.Bf2 g6 10.Ne4 Bg7 11.Nd6+ Ke7 12.Bc4 Nf6 13.Qe2 Qa5 14.0–0 Ng4 15.Ng5 Nxf2 16.Qxf2 f5 17.Nxc8+ Raxc8 18.Nxe6 b5 19.Bb3 Bf6 20.Rfe1 Ne5 21.Rad1 Rc6 22.Nd4 Rcc8 23.Nf3 Qc7 24.Nxe5 Bxe5 25.Rxe5+ Qxe5 26.Re1 1–0


Davis,Tony J (1876) - Ilic,Milan (1705)  Best in the West 10a Hyde St, Footscray VIC  (5), 20.08.2011

1.Nc3 d5 2.d4 Nf6 3.Bg5 Nbd7 4.e3 c6 5.Bd3 Qa5 6.Qd2 e6 7.Nge2 Be7 8.0–0 e5 9.dxe5 Nxe5 10.f4 Nxd3 11.cxd3 0–0 12.Kh1 Re8 13.e4 dxe4 14.dxe4 Bb4 15.Bxf6 gxf6 16.Qd4 Be7 17.Rf3 Rd8 18.Rg3+ Kh8 19.Qe3 Be6 20.f5 Bc4 21.Qh6 Rg8 22.Rh3 Rg7 23.Nf4 Rag8 24.Nh5 Qe5 25.Nxg7 Rxg7 26.Re1 Bc5 27.Qh4 Kg8 28.Rg3 Rxg3 29.Qxg3+ Qxg3 30.hxg3 Bf2 31.Rd1 Bxg3 32.Rd8+ Kg7 33.Rd7 Ba6 34.Kg1 Be1 35.a3 Bg3 36.Na4 Bf4 37.Kf2 Bc1 38.Rd1 Bf4 39.Nc5 Be5 40.Nxa6 bxa6 41.b3 a5 42.Kf3 Bc7 43.Rc1 Bd6 44.Rxc6 Bxa3 45.Ke2 Bb4 46.Kd3 h5 47.Rc7 h4 48.Rxa7 Kf8 49.Rc7 Kg7 50.Kc4 Kf8 51.Kd5 Ke8 52.Kc6 Bd2 53.e5 fxe5 54.f6 1–0

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