AUSTRALIAN CHESS FEDERATION
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Number 11/09B      .....      27 September 2011

 

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Table of Contents

 

Notices

Junior Chess

Results

Coming Events

Overseas Tournaments and News

Reports

Australian Chess Sites

Games

Sundries

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.

 


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Next issues

 

Tuesday 11 October (deadline Friday 7 October)

Tuesday 25 October (deadline Friday 21 October)

 

Tuesday 8 November (deadline Friday 4 November)

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NOTICES

FIDE Classification of Arbiters

 

The ACF has been asked by FIDE to classify arbiters according to the classifications found at http://www.fide.com/FIDE/handbook/RegsClassChessArbiters.pdf

 

The classifications are used to determine who is entitled to be an arbiter at certain classes of World and Continental events.

 

By default an arbiter is classified as D Category and .  I seek information on any Australian-registered IAs or FAs who fit the requirements for categories A, B and C. The most relevant requirements are:

 

Category A:

 

* IAs who have acted as Chief Arbiter or Deputy Chief Arbiter in at least one (1) major World event (Olympiad, World Individual Championship tournaments and matches, for Men and Women, World Cup, World Team Championships for Men and Women, World Youth and Junior Championships, FIDE Grand Prix Tournaments) in the period of the last five (5) years. 

 

Category B:

 

* IAs who have acted as Chief Arbiter or Deputy Chief Arbiter in at least two (2) of the major Continental events (Continental Individual Championship tournaments for Men and Women, Continental Team Championships for Men and Women, Continental Youth and Junior Championships, Continental Club Cup Tournaments, or the  minor World events ( World  School Individual Championships,  World Amateur Championships for Men and Women,  World Senior  Championships for Men and Women,  Olympiad U-16, World Blitz and Rapid Championships), in the period of the last five (5) years.

 

Category C:

 

* IAs or FAs who have acted as Chief Arbiter or Deputy Chief Arbiter in at least two (2) minor Continental events (Continental School Individual and Team Championships, Continental Blitz and Rapid Championships, Teams  Tournaments or Swiss System Tournaments with more than 150 participants), in the period of the last five (5) years. 

 

If anyone is, or is confident they know of, an Australian-registered IA or FA meeting the above requirements then please advise me of the details as soon as possible via email to k_bonham@tassie.net.au .  Note that "Continent" does not mean the same thing as "Zone", eg Australia's continent is Asia whereas Oceania is our Zone.

 

Kevin Bonham, ACF FIDE Delegate

 

 

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 http://www.auschess.org.au/constitution/index.html

 

Please address inquiries by email to ACF Secretary, Tom Accola, at tomaccola@optusnet.com.au with cc to gwastell@netspace.net.au.

 

 

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 (visitgeelongbellarine.com)

 

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. (visitgreatoceanroad.org.au)

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JUNIOR CHESS

AusJCL Calendar (National and International)

 

See http://www.australian-junior-youth-chess.blogspot.com/ or the AusJCL page for calendars, selection details, etc. Note that events are often changed so it is advisable to check frequently for updates.

 

 

World Youth Under 16 Chess Olympiad - New Venue

 

Dear Distinguished friends,  

 

I am proud with improved conditions on the new venue to declare that 2011 World Youth Under 16 Chess Olympiad

 

http://wyco2011.tsf.org.tr/

 

will be organized in Izmit, 1 hour driving distance to Istanbul. Izmit Metropolitan Municipality is the main sponsor of the event. We will organize again a comfortable event in Turkey. We invite your players!

 

Best regards

Ali Nihat YAZICI, President of Turkish Chess Federation

 

 

Tasmanian Junior Championships

 

Mason Carter is the 2011 Tasmanian Junior Champion and also won the inaugural Glen Gibbs Memorial Award which assists with travel to the Australian Juniors. Oscar Brown retained the U/12 title.

 

 

Canterbury Juniors AGM

 

The annual general meeting of the Canterbury Junior Chess Club will be held on Thursday October 20 at 8pm, Emulation Hall, Rochester Road, Canterbury. Members welcome.

 

 

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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RESULTS

Recent GP weekend results

 

2011 Nell Van De Graaff Classic September 17-18, Gold Coast, Qld.  GM Roland Schmaltz won with 6/6 from FM Gene Nakauchi 5.5 and Yi Liu, IM Moulthun Ly and Brodie McClymont 5. (70 players). See Reports.

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COMING EVENTS

Grand Prix events

 

October 1-3 Ryde-Eastwood Open [4], Sydney, NSW  link

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

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

October 28-November 1 Melbourne Cup Weekender [4], Melbourne, Vic  link

October 29-30 Brisbane Open [1], Brisbane, Qld  link

November 5-6 Fisher’s Ghost Open [1], Campbelltown, NSW  link

 

2011 GP calendar link

 


2011 Ryde-Eastwood Open (October 1-3)


Venue: Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club
Entry: Adult $80 Jnr $56 Aged $52
Prizes: 3,200 prize pool - cat 4
Rounds: 7
Time Control: 60 minutes plus 10 secs a move
Contact: Lou - 0411 457 733 or
tournaments@nswca.org.au

 


2011 Victorian Country Championship (October 8-9)

 

The Victorian Country Chess Championship will be held on the weekend of the 8th & 9th of October this year in Swan Hill.
Venue: Alcheringa Hostel, 44 Rutherford St, Swan Hill.
Round Times:
Saturday 8:  Round 1: 9.30 am. Round 2: 1.00 pm. Round 3: 4.00 pm.
Sunday 9:  Round 4: 9.00 am. Round 5: 12.30 pm. Round 6: 3.30 pm.
Entry Fees: $50 Adult $30 Concession
Eligibility: The Victorian Country Chess Championship is open to all Victorian players whose main place of residence is outside a 50 km radius from the Melbourne GPO.
Rate of Play: All moves in 60 minutes per player plus an increment of 30 seconds per move from move 1.
Prizes: All entry fees will be distributed in prizes after deduction of expenses in conducting the event. There will be prizes awarded for the first three players in the Championship and Reserve sections. If there is a tie for a title then joint champions will be declared and prize money divided equally. All players will compete in a single tournament. The prize pool will be allocated 75% to the Championship and 25% to the Reserve.
Accommodation: There will be limited accommodation free of charge at the venue (you will need to bring your own pillows, sheets, blankets & towels). 15 rooms only, so first in, best dressed. Alternative arragnements can be made at the numerous motels, hotels & caravan parks.
Contacts: Kevin Perrin or Nigel Barrow: Email to
kevinp@ppt.com.au or n.barrow@latrobe.edu.au (or phone numbers provided on the link to the Ballarat Chess Club site).
More information:
Victorian Rural Chess League

 


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.

ACCOMODATION DEAL:

St Georges Motor Inn: 334 St. Georges Rd, Thornbury Vic. 3071 Ph: 03 9416 9707  http://www.stgeorgesmotorinn.com.au

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  grantszuveges@gmail.com

For advice on parking contact Grant.

CLUB SITE:  http://www.melbournechessclub.org/

 


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. Already held
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:
http://www.northernstarchess.com/Billanook_prizes.html
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
http://www.northernstarchess.com/Billanook_reg.html
ENQUIRIES:
info@NorthernStarChess.com


Please notify forthcoming tournaments to auschessnews@gmail.com

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OVERSEAS TOURNAMENTS AND NEWS

Championship and major events

 

World Seniors: 14 November 2011, Opatija, Croatia  link

Queenstown Chess Classic: 15 January 2012, Queenstown, NZ [incorporates NZ and Oceania Championships]  link

Gibraltar Chess Festival: 24 January 2012  link

 

(Date listed is date of commencement)

 

 

2011 World Cup

 

GM Peter Svidler (Rus) has won the World Cup, defeating GM Alexander Grischuk (Rus) 2.5-1.5 in the final, which was the best of four games rather than two as in the earlier knockout stages. GM Vassily Ivanchuk (Ukr) won the third-place playoff against GM Ruslan Ponomariov (Ukr) by the same score. The top three finishers qualify for the next cycle of Candidates’ matches.

 

See link for the tournament site.

 

 

World Championships

 

FIDE announced a few weeks ago that the 2012 World Championship, in which GM Boris Gelfand (Isr) will challenge GM Viswanathan Anand (Ind) for his title, will be held in Moscow, Russia in May.

 

FIDE has also opened bidding for the 2012 Candidates’ series to select the next Challenger. See link for documents.

 

The 2011 Women’s World Championship between GM Hou Yifan (Chn) and GM Koneru Humpy (Ind) which is scheduled to take place on 14 to 30 November in Tirana, Albania.

 

 

21st Individual World Senior Chess Championship 2011

 

Dear Chess Club Rijeka

 

It is with much pleasure that I nominate the following player as the representative of FIDE Zone 3.6 (Oceania).  FIDE ID 3202437 IM Mirko Rujevic (AUSTRALIA)

 

Best wishes

Brian Jones, President FIDE Zone 3.6 (Oceania)

 

 

Max’s norm

 

FM Max Illingworth came equal first and scored a GM norm in the First Saturday GM tournament in Hungary this month (these tournaments are held on the first Saturday of each month and provide GM norm opportunities). See link for a tournament report.

 

 

Women’s Grand Prix Tournament Shenzen, China

 

GM Hou Yifan (Chn) won this event (twelve-player round robin, 6-20 September) with 8/11. See link for the tournament site.

 

 

2011 London Chess Classic

 

Organisers have announced that the field of nine grandmasters for this event (3 to 12 December, Kensington) will be Viswanathan Anand (Ind), Magnus Carlsen (Nor), Levon Aronian (Arm), Vladimir Kramnik (Rus), Hikaru Nakamurs (USA) and the top four British players Michael Adams, Nigel Short, Luke McShane and David Howell.

 

See link for the tournament site with biographies of the players and details of supporting events.

 

 

2011 Solomon Islands International

 

This tournament will take place at the Red Mansion Comfort Inn, Panatina Ridge, Honiara from 17 to 22 November 2011. See link for more information.

 

 

2011 Sarawak Open Chess Championship

 

Dear Chess friends,

 

We hope you could join our chess championship and spread the news around.  Thank you.

 

Regards,

Lim Kian Hwa. President, Sarawak Chess Association.

 

This event is on 12-16 December at the Ultimate Professional Centre, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. For details see link.

 

 

13th Annual Junior Orange Bowl Scholastic International Chess Championship (USA)

 

The tournament will be held on December 27-29, 2011 at the Embassy Suites Hotel, Miami International Airport, Florida, USA. The rate is $129 per night. We invite players from Australia to play against players aged 5 to 18 from Russia, Ecuador, USA, Peru, Panama, Colombia, and others.

 

The championship website has the entry form at www.jrorangebowl.org/chess

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REPORTS

Nostalgic Nell? A Report on the 2011 Nell Van de Graaff Classic - by DOP Charles Zworestine

 

Don’t understand the title? Well, surely nostalgia has to be appropriate for an event named after one of the grand old ladies of Australian chess; an event which has been going strong at the Gardiner Chess Centre for the past seven years since I was last DOP in 2004. Part of the nostalgia was going back to our old venue at Somerset College, necessitated by the Gardiners moving office on the weekend of the event. This meant that Graeme Gardiner was unavailable for the weekend as DOP, so they had to go back to the one who used to be the arbiter for the event – me! More nostalgia; and of course I was more than happy to agree when I received Graeme’s call, as it meant a chance to catch up with old friends, congratulate Magic Moulthun Ly on his recent IM title and enjoy the usual Gold Coast hospitality! 

 

A turnout of 70 players for this year’s Nell Van de Graaff Classic was pretty good for a two day weekender. The strength was bolstered by the decision to come out of chess “retirement” by GM Roland Schmaltz, the top seed; further adding to this was a visit by IM George Xie from NSW, the second seed. Magic was only fourth seed, below tournament regular IM Stephen Solomon – a strong event! There were 8 players over 2000, next four in seeding order being Brodie McClymont, Yi Liu, Gene Nakauchi and “Sam The Hack” Grigg; even ninth seed George Lester was 1999, with WIM Alex Jule also in the field. These players all came to enjoy that special Gold Coast combination of an individual event full of dangerous juniors, and an intriguing teams event. The Fischer time controls of one hour plus ten seconds per move again produced a dispute free event; so we could all enjoy some fascinating chess! 

 

Round 1 produced very few upsets, although Solo’s tactical struggle with young Alexander Morakhovski was quite interesting; but Stephen found a way to triumph, as he usually does! Yi Liu had a very tough battle against Clint Therakam, ending up in a difficult knight and pawn ending that may well have been drawn; but Clint’s lack of experience cost him, as he misplayed the endgame and lost. Also misplaying an endgame was poor Allan Menham, with bishop and four pawns against six pawns against Tony Weller. The two extra pawns were connected passed pawns, but Allan had a blockade and should have drawn; sad, then, when he blundered his e-pawn and ended up losing! Upset draws were scored by two juniors: James Kay against Matthew Gilpin, and Felix Tan against Tom Slater-Jones. 

 

Still not too many upsets in Round 2; but again Yi Liu was the one who struggled the most! In the last game to finish (as in Round 1), tactics saw Daniel Ford win the exchange; but Yi had the two bishops as compensation, and was so intent on playing to win that he gave up another exchange! He was lucky, then, when the resultant messy ending (with both sides having passed pawns) saw Daniel leave a rook en prise and end up losing... All the other top seeds won to leave us with 16 players on 2/2. Felix Tan scored his second upset by beating James Kay; while the only other upset prize went to David Kwong for his win against Nathan Soo

 

It was in Round 3 where the action really started, Schmaltz working hard to beat Alex Jule when his extra pawns proved too powerful for her extra piece. George Xie and Stephen Solomon beat George Lester and Amin Fazel respectively, Solo coming back from an exchange down to force decisive piece play for victory. With Moulthun, Brodie, Yi, Gene and Sam all winning, we had the top 8 seeds on 3/3; although Yi again made hard work of his superior position before finally grinding down Tyson Walker in a rook ending. Sam made his job even harder when he gave away several pawns against Mike Duffin; but then at the vital moment “Sam the Hack” lived up to his name, and his opponent popped a rook! Upset wins were scored by Wei-wei Tsai against Oleg Kitikov, Tane Legg’s extra rook against Mark Stokes, Charles Tsai over Stephen Myers and Daniel Nowshadi against Mark Cervenjak

 

In Round 4, Sam Grigg walked into a knight fork early on to lose rook and game against Solo; while Yi Liu, obviously in an equally generous mood, blundered a key pawn to lose to Roland Schmaltz. The top seed was joined on 4/4 by Solo, George Xie and Gene Nakauchi; George was being attacked by Brodie McClymont, who at one stage may have missed a forced win but lost in time pressure. Magic Moulthun took a risk to avoid a drawish position with Gene, winning the exchange but allowing his opponent the two bishops and an attack as compensation. Magic’s position was already getting hard to defend when he lost on time in an upset result. The other upsets were mostly draws, though Nathan Soo did defeat Stephen Myers. Michael D’Arcy drew an always balanced game with Alex Jule; Axel Stahnke drew from a position of strength with his son Alex; and Daniel Nowshadi drew a topsy-turvy game with Daniel Ford where he was better, then blundered a piece to a pawn fork but still managed to draw when he forced the notorious drawn endgame of bishop and wrong-coloured rook pawn. 

 

The top board game in Round 5 was as exciting as anticipated, with Solo getting a classical Solo position against Schmaltz with knight against bishop and all the heavy pieces still on the board. Sadly for Stephen, he lost a piece at crunch time to leave Roland outright leader on 5/5. George Xie pushed hard to join him, but could only draw with Gene Nakauchi despite Gene’s time pressure; with both kings exposed and queen and rook each, it was too risky to push for a win, and he took a perpetual check. So Gene and George were on 4.5, with those on 4/5 led by Solo and Magic, who beat Tyson Walker in a rook ending. Also there were Brodie (won a piece to beat Korenevski), Yi (defeated Tony Weller in another long battle), Daniel Lapitan (upset Sam Grigg), George Lester (positional win over Mike Duffin) and Stuart Holt (upset Alex Stahnke). Other upsets saw Daniel Ford recover from a piece down to defeat Alex Jule (who fell into a mate); Kees Huband-Lint beat Michael D’Arcy; and Alex Morakhovski draw with Oleg Kitikov

 

So an exciting top board game was in prospect between the top two seeds in the final round; but sadly for George he suffered a quick defeat to leave Roland outright first on 6/6. The real thrills were on Board 2, where Gene Nakauchi played an epic with Stephen Solomon! Solo sacrificed a piece for three pawns, and for a while it was unclear who was winning – would Gene’s attack get through, or would Solo consolidate? – until Gene cleaned up pawns, reached an ending a clear piece up and eventually prevailed. So outright second on 5.5/6 for Gene, with third-fifth taken by Yi (quick win against Daniel Lapitan), Magic (won an ending a pawn up against George Lester) and Brodie (used back rank tactics to beat Stuart Holt). Last round upsets saw Daniel Ford defeat Amin Fazel, despite both players missing for some moves that Daniel’s queen was en prise; Kees Huband-Lint draw with Matthew Gilpin; and Matthew Cervenjak defeat Oleg Korenevski

 

Individual Prizes (in the event of a tie, all prizes were decided on countback): 1st Roland Schmaltz 6/6; 2nd Gene Nakauchi 5.5; 3rd Yi Liu 5; 4th Moulthun Ly 5; 5th Brodie McClymont 5; 1st Rating Group A Daniel Ford 4.5; 2nd Rating Group A Tony Weller 4; 1st Rating Group B Matthew Cervenjak 4; 2nd Rating Group B Gary Sands 4; 1st Rating Group C Elizabeth Kay 3; 2nd Rating Group C Andrew Trinh 3. 

 

Team Prizes (in the event of a tie, all prizes were decided on countback): 1st Team Yi Ha! 15 (Yi Liu 5, Matthew Cervenjak 4, Alex Stahnke 3.5, Felix Tan 2.5); 2nd Team Magic 15 (Moulthun Ly 5, Brodie McClymont 5, Elizabeth Kay 3, James Kay 2); 3rd Team George Orwell Won, Stoked! 14.5 (George Lester 4, Tony Weller 4, Mark Stokes 4, David Kwong 2.5). 

 

Thus ended another enjoyable Gold Coast event, with amusing occurrences like Sebastian Jule throwing away his car keys with his McDonald’s bag – good thing he realised! Daniel Nowshadi then asked junior Matthew Cervenjak whether Matt’s father Mark was good – now what did he expect the son to say? I was as always well fed and watered by the canteen staff, especially Fiona Pyper – thank you Fiona! And most importantly, everyone enjoyed themselves, and it was a great and fun tournament. I hope to be invited back again next year...

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AUSTRALIAN CHESS SITES

Following is a list of useful sites, please notify additions or updates to the usual address.

 

 

Newspaper columns

 

Ian Rogers (Byron Bay Echo) 

Peter Parr (Sydney Morning Herald)

David Ellis (West Australian)

 

 

On-line media

 

chesscrazytalk

 

 

Bulletin boards

 

Chesschat

 

 

Blogs

 

The Closet Grandmaster (Amiel Rosario)

chessexpress (Shaun Press)

David Smerdon

Alex Wohl

FIGJAM

Dozy’s Inferno

Coffee House Chess (Carl Gorka)

Smart Dolphins

lousy@chess

Brendan Norman

checkmateendsthegame

Tristan Stevens

Australian Chess News

Gawain Jones [well almost Australian]

 

 

Mailing lists / Newsletters

 

ACT mailing list

CAQ

Box Hill CC (Vic) - subscribe

Noble Park CC (Vic) - Issue 4

Gardiner Chess (Qld)

 

 

Australian Chess Federation

 

Australian Chess Federation

ACF ratings

Grand Prix calendar

 

 

Oceania Chess Confederation

 

Oceania Chess Confederation

 

 

State Associations

 

New South Wales

Victoria

Queensland

Western Australia

South Australia

Tasmania

Australian Capital Territory

 

Victorian Rural Chess League

 

(Also see state sites for information on clubs without their own web sites.)

 

 

Game collections

 

OzBase

 

 

Correspondence chess

 

Correspondence Chess League of Australia

 

 

Chess compositions

 

OzProblems

Junior Chess Leagues/clubs and junior blogs

 

AusJCL

NSWJCL

SAJCL

ACTJCL

Canterbury Juniors (Vic)

Quirky Queens (ACT)

Searching for Magnus Carlsen (blog, includes AusJCL info)

 

 

NSW Clubs

 

Rooty Hill

St George Leagues Club

Norths Leagues Club

Harbord Diggers

Easts

Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club CC (blog)

Parramatta

Canterbury

Newcastle

Gosford

Wollongong Collegians

Dubbo

Albury

Ettalong

Sydney Blitz

 

 

Victorian Clubs

 

Melbourne

Box Hill

Dandenong

Noble Park

Croydon

Elwood

Ranges

Hobson's Bay

Geelong

Ballarat

Bendigo

chessclub.com.au

 

 

Queensland Clubs

 

Gold Coast / Gardiner Chess

Brisbane

Suncoast

Kings of Chess

Redcliffe

Logan City

Redlands

The Gap

Bundaberg

Club Bullwinkle

 

 

WA Clubs

 

Metropolitan

Perth

Kwinana/Rockingham

 

 

SA Clubs

 

SA Chess Centre

Modbury

Adelaide Uni

 

 

Tasmanian Clubs

 

Burnie Chess Club (blog)

Hobart

Launceston

 

 

ACT Clubs

 

Tuggeranong

Canberra

ANU

Belconnen / Uni of Canberra

Ian’s page (Results)

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GAMES

Rodriguez Lopez,Rafael (2313) - Illingworth,Max (2357) [C96]

First Saturday GM (9), 12.09.2011

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0–0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 d6 8.c3 0–0 9.h3 Na5 10.Bc2

10...d5 11.exd5 e4 12.Ng5 Nxd5 13.Nxe4 f5 14.Ng3 f4 15.Ne4 f3 16.d4 fxg2 17.Kxg2 Qd7 18.Qg4 Qc6 19.Qg3 Bd6 20.Qh4 Bf5 21.Kg1 Rae8 22.Nbd2 Nf4 23.Re3 Ng6 24.Qh5 Bf4 25.d5 Qxd5 0–1

 

 

 

 

 

Turcaj,Pavel (1784) –

Shohani,Ammar (1577) [C55]

City of Adelaide Adelaide (6), 30.08.2011

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.d3 Be7 5.Nc3 0–0 6.0–0 d6 7.h3 Na5 8.Bb3 Nxb3 9.axb3 Be6 10.Be3 h6

11.Rxa7 Rxa7 12.Bxa7 b6 13.Qa1 Qd7 14.Qa6 Nh5 15.Nd5 Bxd5 16.exd5 f5 17.Qc4 Bd8 18.Qc6 Qf7 19.Bxb6 cxb6 20.Qxd6 Bc7 21.Qc6 e4 22.dxe4 fxe4 23.Nd2 Qf4 24.g3 Nxg3 25.Qe6+ Kh8 26.Qg4 Ne2+ 0–1

 

 

 

 


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Thiyagarajah,Anand (1786) - Wedding,William (1524) [C61]

City Of Adelaide Adelaide (3), 09.08.2011

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nd4 4.Nxd4 exd4 5.0–0 c6 6.Bc4 Nf6 7.e5 d5 8.exf6 dxc4 9.Re1+ Be6 10.fxg7 Bxg7 11.Na3 Qh4 12.Nxc4 0–0–0 13.d3 Bd5 14.Bd2 Rhg8 15.f3 Bh6 16.Bxh6

16...Rxg2+ 17.Kxg2 Rg8+ 18.Bg7 Rxg7+ 19.Kh1 Qg4 [19...Qxe1+ 20.Qxe1 Bxf3# is quicker.] 20.Re8+ Kc7 21.Re7+ Kd8 22.Re8+ Kxe8 23.Qe2+ Kd8 24.Nd2 Qe6 25.Qxe6 fxe6 26.Ne4 Bxe4 27.fxe4 Ke7 28.Rf1 Kd6 29.Rf6 c5 30.Rh6 b5 31.Rh5 a5 32.h4 Re7 33.Kg2 e5 34.Rh6+ Kc7 35.Kf3 Rg7 36.Re6 a4 37.Rxe5 Kd6 38.Rg5 Rxg5 39.hxg5 Ke5 40.Kg4 c4 41.Kh5 b4 42.Kh6 b3 43.axb3 axb3 44.cxb3 cxd3 45.Kxh7 d2 46.g6 d1Q 47.g7 Qh5+ 48.Kg8 Kf6 49.Kf8 Qf7# 0–1

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