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        ICCF                                                        AMICI
                                           Issue 09     Sep/Oct 2007

ICCF C ONGRESS B ENALM Á DENA                                                         I N B RIEF
On behalf of AEAC                                                                World Championship 21
                                                                                 has been won by Joop
(Asociación Española                                                             van Oosterom.
de Ajedrez por Corre-
spondencia) we are                                                               New Federations
very pleased and                                                                 Welcome to Algeria and
honoured to invite                                                               Ghana who have joined
you and your families                                                            ICCF Zone 4.
to the 2007 ICCF Con-                                                            Champions League 3
gress which will be                                                              starts on September 1st
held in Benalmádena                                                              with an increased num-
(Málaga), Spain from                                                             ber of entries, now
                                                                                 more than 240 teams.
October 20 to Octo-
ber 26, 2007.                                                                    ICCF EB Election
    It will be the first                                                         General Secretary posi-
time in the long his-                                                            tion contested, candi-
tory of ICCF Con-                                                                dates statements inside.
gresses, that such an                                                             EB E LECTIONS
important event will
take place in our                                                                    Josef Mrkvička
country in Spain, and       enjoy your stay in our    Carlos Flores &  
we sincerely hope that      country.                  Josep Mercadal.   
our efforts will be re-        Amici Sumus!
warded if all of you will

                                    A superb idea which had been analysed          Pedro Hegoburu
                                    in great detail by black and as it was un-
                                    expected needed an equivalent amount
                                    of work by white.
                                       Black had in fact analysed this move
                                    for more than 20 moves but then made a
                                    mistake in evaluation in assuming the
                                    resulting position was an easy win for
ICCF A MICI I SSUE 09, S EP /O CT 2007                                                                              C OMMENT | P AGE 2

This issue I have moved ICCF Amici from a webzine                        articles and games for you to enjoy. I am indebted
to a PDF file that you may print out and read or                         to everyone who has provided material for this is-
whenever the time becomes available to you. To                           sue, Eric Ruch’s is an excellent article on CC Remi-
compliment the pdf file I will add a new area to the                     nisces whilst Mike Donnelly’s clear instructive anno-
website where you may download back issues and                           tations must surely be welcomed by many players.
associated game files. The address for these addi-                       A few articles did not make publication this time
tional files is http://www.iccf.com/amici/                               but they will be used in the coming months!.
    This issue contains quite a few pages concerning                         I am very much aware that we have not featured
the forthcoming ICCF Congress; I think that it is im-                    the full depth of ICCF regions and tournaments
portant to ensure that everyone has the chance to                        within this issue, I will seek to rectify that next time,
review the candidates’ statements. This does mean                        tournament directors, national federations and
that we lose some space but perhaps this will allow                      Zonal directors each have an opportunity to use
contributors some more time to provide their analy-                      ‘Amici’ to further publicise their work.
sis and articles.
    In the space remaining we have some wonderful                        Michael Blake, Editor, ICCF Amici 

ICCF P RESS O FFICE                                                                        I NDEX
We have recently formed the                        from Erich Ruch, Holger Blau-           View from the Top
ICCF Press Office.                                 hut, Hans-Juergen Isigkeit and          By Med Samrouai
   The team members and re-                        Alan Borwell.                           ICCF Congress Benalmádena              5
sponsibilities are Luz Marina Tin-                    To date the team have resur-
jaca Ramirez (Zone 1), J. Franklin                 rected ICCF Telechess with              Benalmádena Impressions
                                                                                           By Alan Borwell
Campbell (Zone 3 and the Cham-                     Chessbase, ICCF Amici and be-
pions League), Dr. Ole Jacobsen                    gun the ICCF Forum & Wiki.              Gen Sec Candidates Statement
(Zone 40, Laurent Tinture (Games                      If you would like to join this       from Josef Mrkvička
for ICCF Telechess and Amici),                     winning team or contribute oc-          Gen Sec Candidates Statement
Maurizio Sampieri (Congress),                      casional articles, please contact                                              8
                                                                                           from Pedro Hegoburu
Michael Blake heads the team                       the editor to discuss your ideas.
                                                                                           Champions League                      11
with supporting contributions                      Michael Blake 
                                                                                           In The Zone                           12
                                                                                           4th Asian CC Championship             13
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ICCF A MICI I SSUE 09, S EP /O CT 2007                                                                              C OMMENT | P AGE 3

V IEW           FROM THE                  T OP
By Med Samraoui                          elected in the next elec-      own functions and with
ICCF President                           tions to strength the          special thanks to ICCF
Dear        Chessfriends,                ICCF Executive Board in        Honorary President Alan
As I was the only candi-                 order to implement ICCF        Borwell for his support
date for ICCF Presidency,                Congress policy and to         and engagement and
being elected unop-                      lead ICCF to the moder-        working closely with me
posed in Spain, it means                 nity.                          in Dresden, to produce
to me that the Delegates                     The two other pillars      Congress Minutes in
are happy with my pro-                   of ICCF are “Finances”         record time for closing
gramme presented in                      and      “Competitions”.       banquet.
2005 and they wish it will               Thanks to the Finance              Many friends have
be conducted to its term.                Committee       members        made the suggestion
    In this case my thanks               and particularly former        that I need to be more
go to ICCF Delegates, to                 ICCF treasurer Carlos Flo-     visible. It is true but it is
                                                                                                          There is no need
the members of ICCF                      res the financial standing     my manner to encour-
                                                                                                          to remind anyone
Management Commit-                       was cleansed and is un-        age initiative and free-
                                                                                                          that my job was
tee, to the BdF for my                   der a total control of         dom to my collabora-
                                                                                                          made easy by the
nomination       and    of               Hans-Juergen       Isigkeit.   tors, intervening only if
                                                                                                          good work
course to my family for                  The World Tournament           necessary or to provide
                                                                                                          provided by
their support.                           Director Frank Geider has      guidance and orienta-
                                                                                                          Zonal Directors,
    If elected I give the                built a strong team with       tions.
assurance to all CC                      Marco Caressa as Title             The most important
                                                                                                          and all who serve
friends about my inten-                  Tournament        Commis-      thing to me is to achieve
tion to serve the entire 4               sioner and Eugen Valer         results without blowing
year term as President,                  Demian as Non Title            trumpets e.g. Ratings
unless if special circum-                Tournament        Commis-      Commissioner, Gerhard
stances (illness or death)               sioner, with the belief to     Binder quietly carries          who are making an out-
decide otherwise.                        run properly all ICCF          out his very demanding          standing work for ICCF.
    The situation found in               tournaments.                   and important duties               Many friends were
2005 was not very easy,                      There is no need to        with minimum of fuss            surprised by the circu-
hopefully ICCF is more                   remind anyone that my          and maximum produc-             lar issued recently by
stabilized but many                      job was made easy by           tivity and always well          Marco Caressa, the Title
things must be im-                       the good work provided         ahead of the time.              Tournament Commis-
proved. I am very happy                  by Zonal Directors, Com-           Our      Qualifications     sioner about ICCF
that persons like Michael                missioners and all who         Commissioner, Eric Ruch         World Championship
Blake (Marketing Com-                    serve ICCF at any level,       also does his work in a         Final.
missioner) and Gino Fig-                 with mention to our            similar way, as did his            After    almost     8
lio (Webserver Commis-                   “money maker” Michael          predecessor         George      months of hard work
sioner) appointed in ICCF                Millstone our Direct En-       Pyrich! I should also in-       (sending a question-
2006 Congress in Dres-                   try Administrator.             clude in my thanks Wi-          naire to all qualifiers)
den are now very well                        Thanks to Pedro He-        told           Bielicki         and discussing in the
integrated to ICCF Man-                  goburu for distributing        (Tournament          Rules      working group formed
agement Committee and                    Congress      documents        Commissioner), Gerhard          in Dresden) it appears
are doing an impressive                  and issuing others, as         Radosticz (Rules Com-           that clearing the situa-
job for our organisation.                provided by respective         missioner) and his suc-         tion was more complex
I hope both will be                      ICCF officials for their       cessor Per Soderberg,                   (Continued on page 4)
ICCF A MICI I SSUE 09, S EP /O CT 2007                                                                       C OMMENT | P AGE 4

V IEW           FROM THE                  T OP
(Continued from page 3)                  not in favour of WCCC to         Another task will fo-
                                         be played by Email. Why       cus my attention is to
than expected. To fulfil                 choose to organise the        develop with the elected        For me it is
Congress recommenda-                     final by Email, when we       Marketing Director an           a correct
tions and to organise the                have ICCF server and we       ambitious strategic plan        decision in
so     called    “big     fi-            could avoid disagree-         towards new sponsors. I         order to not
nal”     (integrating    all             ments like conflict about     have in mind to extend          discriminate
forms of play with nodes)                time, lost emails, clerical   the agreement we have           against
in 2007, only 16 players                 errors….?                     with Chess Base, New in         postal
applied to WCCC 22 and                       According to the TTC,     Chess, Chess Publishing,        players.
confirmed their wish to                  the WCCC regulation is        Merchandise and Gear
ply on the server. Thse                  only possible after 3 fi-     (with John Knudsen) to
who earned a “postal”                    nals, so I will present in    big firms like Sony, Toy-
qualification postponed                  2008 Congress a new           ota, Emirates Fly, Dell….
their participation. In this             project about ICFF World      to sponsor ICCF major
regard the TTC in consul-                Championship         cycles   events.
tation with the EB pro-                  with        4     stages         Anyway, with the new
posed that the WCCC 23                   (preliminaries, semi final,   competent team we will
will start on year later by              candidates and final)         have plenty of time to
post. Of course this final               where all start and clos-     implement all our inno-
will be submitted to Con-                ing dates at any stage        vative ideas and to pro-
gress approval. For me it                are known in advance as       vide better services to
is a correct decision in                 well as the number of         our players.                 Try out the ICCF Web-
order to not discriminate                players at all stages (GMs       Thanks for your sup-      server by entering
against postal players.                  will be allowed to enter      port, enjoy your holidays.   our free 2-Game
The Congress will decide                 at the semi final). A com-    Best         wishes,         matches, please visit
for further WCCC.                        mittee will be formed in      Amici sumus,                 the ICCF Webserver
    As far as ICCF World                 Spain to review the                                        at http://www.iccf-
Championship is con-                     qualifications system.        Med Samraoui                 webchess.com/ for
cerned, I am personally                                                ICCF President               further information

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ICCF A MICI I SSUE 09, S EP /O CT 2007                                                              C ONGRESS | P AGE 5

By Carlos Flores                         ing delegates to the Con-
The 2007 ICCF Congress will take         gress are warmly invited to
place in Spain between the 20th          attend this ceremony.
and 26th October. Covering an            Meetings of Congress will
area of almost 30Km2, and with           begin immediately after
an official 30,000 inhabitants,          the official Opening Cere-
Benalmadena is just 19 kilome-           mony, in the same loca-
tres from Malaga Airport.                tion. It is probable that the
   There will be a meeting of the        Sunday afternoon will be
ICCF Executive Board in the after-       reserved for some discus-
noon of Saturday 20th October in         sion groups on important
the main Congress Hotel, and             topics, with plenary ses-
those concerned are kindly re-           sions of Congress continu-
quested to arrange travel plans to       ing on Monday, Tuesday
enable participation in this meet-       and Wednesday. A full day
ing, which will commence at              excursion will take place on           hosts, in due course, when the
15.30. ICCF Commissioners are            Thursday 25th October and there        arrangements have been final-
invited to join this meeting at          will also be optional excursions       ised.
17.30.                                   on Friday 26th October, with the          Our hosts, AEAC, are running
   The Congress will be opened           Closing Banquet being held on          a Congress website which carries
at 09.30 prompt on Sunday 21st           the evening of Friday 26th Octo-       the latest information at http://
October in the Hotel Alay and            ber. Further details of the “social”   www.matepostal.com/iccf/
families and friends accompany-          programme will be issued by our        congreso2007.htm

By Alan Borwell                          the attractive promenade and               On the Tuesday, I visited the
ICCF Honorary President                  used the cable car to the top of       Hotel Alay with Carlos Flores,
At the beginning of July, Moira          the nearby mountain, from              Juan Lara and two of his col-
and I had a lovely holiday in An-        which the views were breathtak-        leagues and we had a construc-
dalucia, Spain, visiting Sevilla, Ar-    ing.                                   tive meeting with Jose Bermejo,
cos de la Frontera and Calahonda            Around Benalmedena, there           Director of the hotel, who was
and Nerja on the Costa del Sol.          are many interesting places, both      most helpful. Hotel Alay is situ-
The weather was fantastic. We            on the coast and inland, includ-       ated adjacent to the modern ma-
went to Benalmadena and toured           ing Fuengirola, Mijas, Marbella,       rina at Benalmadena Costa,
its extensive marina area, walked        Ronda and even Gibraltar and, of       where there are many shops, res-
                                              course, the City of Malaga,       taurants and cafes.
                                              which has attractions like            The meeting rooms are ideal
                                              the Alcazaba, Roman Thea-         for a Congress and there are
                                              tre, the Cathedral and other      good facilities for the congress
                                              fine buildings and there is       office, with internet connections
                                              the world renowned Picasso        available there and elsewhere in
                                              Museum. There are good            the Hotel. There will also be
                                              train/bus services in and         plugs for laptop connections in
                                              around the area.                  the main meeting room. Z
ICCF A MICI I SSUE 09, S EP /O CT 2007                                                            C ONGRESS | P AGE 6

                                    Dear ICCF Dele-        Captain of CZE teams in friendly matches against
                                    gates,       dear      SWE, POR, ITA, ESP, ARG
                                    friends,               Captain of the CZE Ladies Team in the Final of the
                                    Based on the ap-       5th LCCO
                                    proval and sup-        Non-playing Captain of the CZE Team in the 16th
                                    port of the Ex-        Olympiad
                                    ecutive Commit-        Non-playing Captain of the EUROPE-C Team in
                                    tee of the Czech       the Interzonal tournament 2006
                                    Correspondence         Central Tournament Leader of the ICCF World
                                    Chess     Associa-     Cup XII (since 2000, tournament still running)
                                    tion, declared at      ICCF Title Tournaments Commissioner (2001 –
                                    their meeting on       2003)
                                    21st April 2007 in     ICCF President (2003 – 2004)
                                    Třebíč, my candi-      Currently: Member of the President’s Council,
                                    dacy for the ICCF      Finance Committee, Webserver Development
General Secretary was put up and confirmed by the          Commission, member of the Tournament Rules
ICCF Membership & Services Director.                       Commission.
   Those of you who attended to the ICCF Congresses
in Thun 1999, Rimini 2001, Seixal 2002, Ostrava 2003,      Other CC activities: CiF (Chess in Friendship)
Mumbai 2004, Villa La Angostura 2005 and Dresden           President 1995 – 2004
2006 just know me personally. For those of you who
have not yet had, from any reasons, any contact with       Command of languages: Czech, Slovak, English,
me, here my personal data:                                 German, Spanish, Russian, French. This means
                                                           that I am able to communicate in all ICCF official
Born: 15.1.1951 in Havlíčkův Brod, Czech Republic.         languages.
Nationality: Czech speaking European.
Living in: Plzeň, Czech Republic.                              All of you know that only after a short time of
Family status: Married with Alena since 1978, daugh-       my ICCF Presidency, serious domestic, health and
ter Susanne (*1979), son Philip (*1983).                   professional problems forced me to resign as
                                                           ICCF President as at 1.1.2005. I was very delighted
Professional background: Economist, foreign trade          to see that a vast majority of ICCF Delegates and
branch at the University of Economics in Prague.           friends understood my reasons, and once more, I
                                                           cordially thank to those friends who sent me
Jobs history: Sales manager in the Foreign Trade           their warm words and expressed their persuasion
Corporation ARTIA Prague, sales manager in ŠKODA           that sooner or later, they would see my come-
Plzeň Concern, since 1990 independent financial &          back to one of the top ICCF positions.
investment consultant and analyst (stockbroker li-             Some of you remember that in my short
cense since 1993).                                         speech at Congress 2005 in Villa La Angostura, I
                                                           declared my readiness for a later comeback but
Current job: Auditor of accounts, financial analyst,       not before 2007, as I was convinced that it would
university teacher of macroeconomics, microeconom-         take at least 2 years before I had been able to
ics, corporate finance & financial analysis.               overcome all my problems.
                                                               This time has come now, and I decided to
CC history & achievements: Playing CC since 1965,          stand for a General Secretary position in the 2007
IM title – 2002, SIM title – 2002. 1st board for the CZE   Executive Board elections.
Team in the preliminaries of the 17th Olympiad.                According to the new ICCF Statutes valid from
ICCF activities:                                                                              (Continued on page 7)
ICCF A MICI I SSUE 09, S EP /O CT 2007                                                              C ONGRESS | P AGE 7

(Continued from page 6)                                          Congress, the newly accepted member fed-
                                                             erations would not be presented on the ICCF
1.1.2007, the current Membership & Services Director         website and in the ICCF Contact List. Of course,
position has been split between 2 EB members – Gen-          an assistance of the ICCF Services Director will be
eral Secretary and Services Director. I am sure that this    needed to fulfil this task.
new arrangements will make easier to both above EB               In cooperation with the webmaster, I will look
Officers to focus on their tasks set down in the Outline     after that all sections, tables and important
Duties, without a necessity to deal with other EB is-        pieces of information will be updated promptly
sues which are to be covered by other EB members.            and made available on the ICCF website.
    Therefore, my “electioneering” does not cover any            In cooperation with ICCF President and Mar-
strategic issues that are the responsibility of the ICCF     keting Director, I will look after that a quarterly
President, nor tournament and / or financial issues          circular will be distributed to all National Federa-
that are covered by the WTD and Finance Director,            tions, reporting ICCF activities and progress
nor any other issues covered by any other EB member.         achieved according to EB annual plan.
However, if any EB member needed my support or                   According to the new Outline Duties, the
advice, of course I would be here to help – I just have      complete Rules agenda should be supervised by
some experience with tournaments as the former TTC,          the General Secretary. The recent turbulent de-
and finances are my profession!                              velopment of the webserver play makes it neces-
    If I am elected, then in the follow-up 4 years, I will   sary to refrain from the “traditional” 4 years cycle
focus on the following issues: As my most important          of updates of ICCF Playing and Tournament
task, I see the endeavour after a further expansion of       Rules, as ICCF must react flexibly on problems
the ICCF membership. There are not only many Asian           arising in practice. This will be my general policy
and African countries which are FIDE members but             with regard to ICCF Rules.
not ICCF members, but also some European countries               The biggest challenge and the most compli-
(e.g. Serbia, Montenegro, FYR Macedonia, Albania,            cated problem in my work seem to be to find a
Cyprus) who have correspondence chess players play-          definitive “seat” of ICCF archives. I don’t know
ing in ICCF tournaments but are not ICCF member              how intensively.
federations. In cooperation with the ICCF President              Please take into account that not all points
and ICCF Honorary President (i. e. the Liaison Officer       above are ideas of my own. It’s only a summary of
with FIDE), I will do my best to improve this unsatis-       my main priorities.
factory situation.                                               My candidacy is based on my persuasion that
    I will continue the trend started – or better said,      my experience, capabilities, skills, professional
renewed – at Congress in Dresden 2006 and look after         and moral features and command of languages
that all Delegates receive the first draft of Minutes on     allow me to come forward and contest for the
the last day of Congress. I am aware that this is a Gen-     ICCF General Secretary position. If you are of the
eral Secretary’s task rather than a task of any other EB     same opinion, please give me your vote in the
member, Delegate or any other person attending to            forthcoming elections.
Congress; however, of course I will appreciate any
help with this work.                                         Best wishes 
    I will look after that all Delegates, Officers and       AMICI SUMUS 
other eligible persons receive a final draft of Congress     Josef Mrkvička 
Minutes six weeks after Congress, and that this draft is
published on the ICCF website.
                                                             The Executive Board elections will take place at
    The ICCF Contact Lists and Officials’ Lists will be
                                                             the Benalmadena Congress in October. To find
updated and distributed quarterly, with an immediate
                                                             out how your NF intend to vote, please contact
impact on the data presented on ICCF website. It
                                                             your National Federation representative.
won’t happen any more that almost a year after.
ICCF A MICI I SSUE 09, S EP /O CT 2007                                                             C ONGRESS | P AGE 8

                                       Personal back-       played in First Category and then jumped to Mas-
                                       ground               ter class. I have tried to be as active as possible,
                                       I am 37 years old,   playing Argentine Cups, many International
                                       born in La Plata     Friendly Matches and International events
                                       (64 kmts. south      (Martínez Acosta Memorial “A”, Ahman Memorial
                                       of Buenos Aires)     “A”, Gillman Memorial “A”, TCCMB 5 years “A”,
                                       on October 22,       ICCF 50 years Officials IM “B”). I also participated
                                       1969. I have al-     in Zonal events and Olympiads (Argentina’s 4th
                                       ways lived in Ar-    board in OLY 15 Preliminaries), and in the first
                                       gentina (in Bue-     ever ICCF Webserver event (Chess Mail Inaugural
                                       nos Aires since      webserver event).
                                       1988), but my           In ICCF I have played in First Class, Higher
ancestors came from the Basque country and from             Class, and World Cups, and my team has partici-
Switzerland. Still single and in no hurry to get married!   pated in all Champions’ League seasons.
    I learnt Spanish and Italian in a bilingual Prepara-       At present I am competing in the Argentine
tory school. At the age of 11, I entered an English         Championship Final 18, where I hope to finish
boarding school in Quilmes (18 kmts. south of Buenos        among the top three, and in the friendly match
Aires) where I lived for the next 7 years with people       between ICCF Officials and BdF Officials. And in
from all over the World. I sat for Cambridge “O” Levels     September I will play the new Champions’
and finally graduated as National Bachelor specialised      League season and participate in the Spanish
in Sciences and Literature, and as International Bache-     AEAC 5 years invitational.
lor. During those years I studied English intensively,
plus Italian and French. I also studied the Russian lan-    Working as a correspondence chess leader
guage for one year, and two intensive 3-month               In April 1993 I became Secretary of my CC Fed-
courses in basic German and Chinese.                        eration (CAPA) until May 1997, when I decided
    My interests include literature, philosophy, music,     not to run for a second period. The experience
sports, and general knowledge. I had my own weekly          gathered was extremely positive, for I learnt the
radio show for 18 months, and was the Editor of a           benefits and advantages of working in a team
monthly publication dedicated to Progressive and            whilst striving for a common goal, and I am very
Symphonic Rock. I played rugby for eight years; I fol-      lucky to have kept two lasting friends from that
low the football campaigns of my two favourite teams        period in GM Patrici and IM Espindola.
(Estudiantes de La Plata and Athletic Bilbao). In Corre-    During those 4 years I organised many interna-
spondence Chess (CC) I am a Senior International Mas-       tional tournaments and friendly matches, acting
ter and International Arbiter with an ELO rating of         as Tournament Director both nationally and in-
2362 - my peak rating was 2514 in 1999 and you can          ternationally (in the AFROATIN Team Cup; Al-
see I shed all these points in the eight years I’ve been    fredo Lewkowitz Memorials “A” and “B”; and Bar-
working in the Presidium and Executive Board… J             tolomé Marcussi Memorial). For this work I was
                                                            awarded my International Arbiter title in the 1999
Playing correspondence chess                                ICCF Congress held in Thun (Switzerland).
I learnt to move the chess pieces when I was 10 years          I was “de facto” editor of our National CC
old, and during Secondary school I was one of the           Magazine, “Ajedrez Postal”, for a couple of years,
best chess players – but our level of play was very         reaching the highest point with the publication
poor, no-one studied openings or technique and I            of the famous Sanakoev’s “Lessons for Corre-
simply moved the pieces a bit better than the rest!         spondence Chess players”, and the exclusive first
    I began playing Correspondence Chess in February        interview since the 1972 World Championship
1991, when I joined CAPA’s Second Category. Like            match with GM Bobby Fischer. This interview was
many, due to lack of time to play OTB chess. I soon                                            (Continued on page 9)
ICCF A MICI I SSUE 09, S EP /O CT 2007                                                                C ONGRESS | P AGE 9

(Continued from page 8)                                           Besides my work on the ICCF Gold book,
                                                               which has been a high-point in ICCF’s and CC’s
later published in the Spanish “Jaque” magazine, and           history, I was also the man behind the very suc-
in U.S.A.’s “Inside Chess” (thanks to an excellent trans-      cessful free ICCF Jubilee Opens by e-mail and
lation by GM Jonathan Berry).                                  post, as these were my suggestions to the ICCF
    In 1996 I was elected member of the New Tech-              Presidium. These two events have attracted more
nologies Working Group (a branch of ICCF’s Develop-            than 2200 and 720 players, respectively.
ment Committee), which was responsible for arrang-                At the 2003 Congress in Ostrava I was elected
ing e-mail and fax play in its structure, until its dissolu-   as Membership & Services Director, a position I
tion in 1998.                                                  hold until this date. During 2003 and 2004 we
    In 1997 I attended my first ICCF Congress, which           worked hard on one of the three top ICCF pro-
was held in the city of Buenos Aires organised by Ar-          jects: the ICCF webserver (the other two huge
gentina’s CC Federation LADAC. During said Congress            projects being the ICCF Rating system and ICCF
I was elected as Project Manager / Editor-in-Chief of          GOLD). This means I was directly involved in two
the “ICCF 2000 Publication”, a book covering the his-          of the three top ICCF projects (the ICCF Rating
tory of Correspondence Chess, ICCF, its tournaments            system was developed by Nol van ‘t Riet in the
and Member Federations, etc.                                   1980s).
    With invaluable help from Messrs. Ivan Bottlik and            I was a very active member of the Webserver
Alan P. Borwell, the book was successfully published           Steering Group which made this project real. But
in November 2002 under the name “ICCF GOLD” and                the work did not end there, because I continued
has sold very well, representing an excellent source of        to work on it as Tournament Organiser and Tour-
income for ICCF as well as a means to publicise our            nament Director in the majority of the events
activity to the World.                                         started between 2004 and 2005. This work in-
    In 1998 I travelled to Riga (Latvia) for the very im-      volved receiving list of players from the organiser
portant and forward looking ICCF Congress, in which            (Tournament Office or National Federation), cre-
the delegates discussed material issues such as the            ating the event in the webserver, and in many
Senior International Master title, and the inclusion of        cases also acting as TD for the same event.
E-Mail stages for the World Championship. On the                  Besides these events, I have also continued to
personal level, it was a very friendly Congress and I          be an active International Arbiter. I have been TD
brought home the responsibilities of the ICCF Press            in postal, e-mail and webserver individual and
Office.                                                        team events, not only in ICCF (World Correspon-
    In 1999 I travelled to Thun (Switzerland), where I         dence Chess Championships Semifinals and Can-
was elected to a seat in the Presidium as Marketing            didates; Olympiad 15 Final and Olympiad 17 Pre-
Director, following a proposed appointment, because            liminaries) but also as “invited TD” in some Na-
it came as a unanimous proposal from ICCF’s Presid-            tional Federation events and friendly matches
ium members, due to the lack of candidates.                    organised by Estonia, Chile, and others, and as
    In this year I began a series of on-site Congress re-      Team Captain in events where ICCF teams partici-
ports on the Internet, which were welcome by non-              pated (Rochade 5171 team event and ICCF vs.
attending CC enthusiasts because they informed                 BdF Officials friendly match).
about Congress discussions and news even before the               Following the resignation of my good friend
Minutes were distributed.                                      Chris Lüers as World Tournaments Director in
    In January 2003 I also became Acting General Sec-          early 2005, I became Acting World Tournaments
retary. During that year I worked in two Presidium po-         Director for almost a year. That was the second
sitions, whilst at the same time participating in all ICCF     time when I worked in two Executive Board posi-
Commissions and Working Groups, given that the                 tions at the same time.
ICCF President and General Secretary were automati-               It is worth noticing that from the Executive
cally members of all Commissions.                                                                (Continued on page 10)
ICCF A MICI I SSUE 09, S EP /O CT 2007                                                             C ONGRESS | P AGE 10

(Continued from page 9)                                               ple; people with diversity of ideas and
                                                                      respect for others’ opinion; people who
Board elected in Ostrava 2003 (Mrkvicka, Zavanelli,                   are ready to do more than their shares’
Lüers, Hill and Hegoburu), I am the only member who                   worth; people who are not afraid to take
has not resigned and who worked non-stop fulfilling                   decisions, even if these decisions are
the mandatory 4-year term.                                            against their best interests but in favour
    In the 2005 Congress held in Villa La Angostura, I                of ICCF’s best interests.
proposed to organise 2-game friendly matches on the            ∗      ICCF needs more Indians than chief-
webserver, open to any person in the World. I created                 tains, and I will continue to be the hard-
383 such matches and acted as Tournament Director                     est working Indian.
in all of them.                                                ∗      ICCF needs less chatting and more ac-
    Currently, these matches are still being organised                tion. I am here to speak up AND work
(by the Webserver Commissioner Gino Figlio) for any                   after discussions are over.
person wishing to try out our webserver.                       ∗      ICCF needs people with their own opin-
    Following the resignation of the Finance Director                 ions, and not people who simply copy
in 2006, I helped Ruth Ann Fay in some of those tasks.                or mirror the opinions of others.
Therefore, with the exception of the Presidency, I have        ∗      ICCF also needs more representativity,
experience in all other Executive Board positions.                    and I would be the only non-European
    In a short period of time (2003-2005), I worked with              member in the Executive Board (not
4 different ICCF Presidents (Borwell, Mrkvicka, Za-                   counting Zonal Directors).
vanelli and Samraoui). Also since 2003, I have been an
ex-officio member of all ICCF Commissions.                      I have no problem in interacting with our cus-
    During my tenure as M&SD, ICCF membership has           tomers, the players, and have often engaged in
grown by 6 more countries (Ecuador, Indonesia, Tuni-        discussions with them (privately or on TCCMB or
sia, Burkina Faso, Algeria and Ghana).                      the ICCF Forum). I am always open to answer
    For all the above mentioned work, I was awarded         their questions and hear their opinions, and later
the Bertl von Massow medal in Silver (10 years merito-      to bring them forward to the appropriate ICCF
rious work) during the 2006 Congress held in Dresden.       body.
                                                                There are almost no promises or compromises
The future                                                  to be made, except that I will support all officials
If elected to the new Executive Board, I would be one       and their initiatives that help make a better ICCF.
of the two most experienced members. ICCF needs                 All officials, especially the newer ones, can rely
this kind of continuity. The 2007 Congress in Spain         on my help and advise as needed and required. I
will be my 11th consecutive Congress, thus making           let my past and current work speak for me and
me the Latin American who has most attended ICCF            can only assure ICCF that I will continue to work
Congresses, all of them in an active capacity.              with the same dedication, passion, celerity and
    I haven’t had a proper holiday for the past 10 years:   efficiency for many more years.
all my holiday periods are made to coincide with ICCF
Congresses, so I can attend them, not as a tourist, but     Pedro Federico Hegoburu Hirschi 
as a very active speaker and participant, and I am glad
to make this sacrifice. The Congress in Spain will not
be an exception. I would also be the youngest Execu-
tive Board member. But in my case, “youth” does not
                                                            The Executive Board elections will take place at
mean inexperienced, lazy, or immature!
                                                            the Benalmadena Congress in October. To find
                                                            out how your NF intend to vote, please contact
    ∗         ICCF needs young blood and I stand for it.
                                                            your National Federation representative.
    ∗         ICCF needs hard-working, committed peo-
ICCF A MICI I SSUE 09, S EP /O CT 2007                                                        C ONGRESS | P AGE 11

By Valer Eugen Demian                                     sence, players with a wide range of chess skills
NTTC Commissioner                                         from mid 1500s to 2400s. I think this is very
                                                          healthy for an organization and a positive sign
                                         Welcome to       we must consider in order to improve ICCF.
                                         this 3rd sea-       The tournament starts on Sep 1st, 2007 as
                                         son of the       promised. 15 days of reflection time have been
                                         ICCF-CL!         added to all clocks to compensate for the late
                                                          delivery of the assignments.
                                          We have a
                                          record num-     Please familiarise yourselves with our webpages,
                                          ber of 260      full of valuable information about the league:
                                          participating   http://tables.iccf.com/email/ChLeague/2007/
                                          teams, out          If you have any questions, please do not hesi-
of which 101 are new teams. All games will be played      tate to contact your TDs, or our Support Team of
on the server, as there were not enough entries per       Gino Figlio, Michael Millstone, Franklin Campbell
each division to form a single email group. This proves   and myself. I wish to publicly thank them all for
the success and popularity of our server.                 the help and support; without them we could
   We see players returning to play after years of ab-    have not started this season.

ICCF A MICI I SSUE 09, S EP /O CT 2007                                                               ZONES | P AGE 12

The 2nd Slav Cup Tournament              bly a unique event in the history       In each section there will be 7
has been won by Slovenia with            of ICCF, the tournament caters       to 9 teams, and players will play
35pts, second placed were Slova-         for teams of players with an aver-   one game against each other
kia 2 and 3rd Slovakia 1. The            age rating of less than 2000.        player on their board.
Slovenian team were Iztok Brun-          Harro Otte, who died in June            There are 26 national teams
sek, Stefan Korosec, IM Janko            2005, was for many years a Tour-     entered with a 27th country rep-
Bohak, Vladimir Turicnik, Mirko          nament Director for the Euro-        resented by the TD, I.A. Thed
Bandelj, Ales Lazar. (Link)              pean Tournament Office, and in       Klauner.
   The 66th European Individ-            his memory a tournament for             Games began on the 17th
ual Championship, Semifinal 1,           national teams has been organ-       June, the 2nd anniversary of
has been won by IM Ervin Liebert         ised by ICCF-Europa.                 Harro’s death. The best three
(EST). (Link)                                Each member federation may       teams from each group will play
   The Harro Otte Memorial               enter one team of six players, the   the Final. (Link)
Tournament has been described            tournament is in two stages, Pre-                  NNN
by Alan Rawlings (ENG) as possi-         liminaries and Final.

CADAP Championship 21 Semi-              3. Manuel Ajoy (ECU),                    (ARG)
finals began on the 10th June            4. IM Ing. David E. Hernández        12. IM Carlsen, Torben Erik (BRA)
2007 and are directed by TD Juan             Molina (CUB),                    13. GM Guillermo F. Toro Solís de
Martello (ARG). (SF 1) (SF2)             5. IM Guillermo Santana Peñate           Ovando (CHI),
   CADAP XVII Zonal Etapa Fi-                (CUB),                           14. SIM Ricardo Ernesto Rain
nal is a Category 10 event that          6. IM Aldo Solari (PER),                 (BRA)
started on 01/Jun/07. The players        7. GM César Augusto Blanco           15. SIM Fábio Bidart Piccoli, (BRA)
are—                                         Gramajo (GUA),                   (Tournament Table)
1. IM Dr. Guy José Bendaña Guer-         8. Alberto Barreras García (VEN),
   rero, (NCA),                          9. Alfredo Civitillo (ARG),                       NNN
2. César Roberto da Silva Reis           10. GM Héctor Walsh (ARG)
   (BRA),                                11. SIM Carlos Alberto Rinaldi,

Zonal Director Ruth                          Other recent tournaments            74th New Zealand Champi-
Ann Fay has an-                          include 31st Australian Cham-        onship is currently being led by
nounced her inten-                       pionship 2007 which has begun        Mark Noble on 8 ½ /11, plenty of
tion to retire after                     with 12 finalists. (Link)            games still in play. (Link)
the ICCF Congress                            1st Japanese CCA Webchess           Women's Open Champion-
in Spain. A replace-                     Open Championship began on           ship of Canada began on 09/
ment ZD has not yet been an-             01/Jul/07 and is led by SIM Sakae    Apr/07 and is led by Mrs. Vanessa
nounced.                                 Ohtake and Shinji Sonomoto.          Glover with 7/9 pts (Link)
   The Shigeo Hayakawa Me-               (Link)                                  2007 Canadian Champion-
morial tournament concluded                  11th Hong Kong CC Champi-        ship features a postal and web-
on 16/Aug/07 and 1st place was           onship began on 16/Aug/07            server forms.
taken by Satoru Hayakawa (JPN).          (Link)                                               NNN
ICCF A MICI I SSUE 09, S EP /O CT 2007                                                            ZONES | P AGE 13

Quietly going about its business         vite are able to enter the ‘Sport
the Africa/Asia zone has been            for All’ sponsored 2nd GHCCF
developing opportunities for             Championship starting on Octo-
players. Recent additions to the         ber 1st.
‘National Federations’ have raised          Also starting on October 1st
the number of nations to 10              will be the 3rd SPORT FOR ALL
which compares favourably with           Invitational (3rd SFAI) for ladies
Latin America (12) and North             players.
America/Pacific (9).                        Further tournament informa-       terested in the excellent AICCF
   Welcome to Algeria, Burkina           tion is available from the Deputy    Bulletin available for free
Faso and Ghana who join India,           ZD, Dr. Ole Jacobsen by email to     download       f r om   http://
Kazakhstan, Kenya, Quatar, South         wachess@gmail.com.                   www.geocities.com/aiccf/
Africa, Tunisia and Tukmenistan.            Within Asia the work of the All
Players from Ghana, Burkina Faso,        India CC federation continues to                  NNN
Ivory Coast and with special in-         impress and readers may be in-


Congratulations to Mark Noble            ¢h8 21.0−0 a5 22.d6 exd6             30.¦e3 ¦b7 Azmaiparashvili,Z
on winning the 4th Asian Corre-          23.¦xd6 a4 24.¤f7+ ¢g8               (2560)−Bagirov,V (2460) Berlin
spondence Chess Championship.            25.¤h6+ ¢h8 26.¤f7+ ¢g8              East 1989/CBM 013/½−½ ]
                                         27.¤h6+ ¢h8 28.¥e6 ¥c8
                                         29.¤f7+ ¢g8 ½−½ Azmai−
Noble, Mark F                                                                 16...¤c5 17.¥e7 exd5 18.¥xf8
                                         parashvili,Z (2655)−
Ainutdinov, Alexandr G                   Chiburdanidze,M (2510)               ¢xf8 19.exd5 ¥xd5 20.¥c4
4th Asian CC Championship                Oviedo 1993/ CBM 038 ext ]           ¥xf3 21.gxf3 ¥e5 22.¦fd1 ¥f4
D85: Exchange Grünfeld                                                        23.¦c2 ¦c8 24.¦e2 a6 25.¦d4
                                                                              g5 26.h4 h6 27.¢g2 f6 28.¦d1
1.d4 ¤f6 2.c4 g6 3.¤c3 d5
                                         16.0−0                               ¥e5 29.¥b3 ¤xb3 30.axb3 ¢
4.cxd5 ¤xd5 5.e4 ¤xc3
                                                                              e7 31.h5 ¢e6 32.¦ed2 ¦c3
6.bxc3 c5 7.¤f3 ¥g7 8.¦b1 0−
                                                                              33.¦d3 ¦xd3 34.¦xd3 ¥d6
0 9.¥e2 cxd4 10.cxd4 £a5+
                                         [ 16.dxe6 fxe6 17.¥e3 ¤c5            35.¦d2 a5 36.¦c2 ¢d7 37.¢
11.£d2 £xd2+ 12.¥xd2 b6
                                         18.¥xc5 bxc5 19.¤g5 ¥h6              h3 f5 38.¢g2 ¥f4 39.¢f1±
13.¦c1 ¥b7 14.d5 ¤a6 15.¥g5
                                         20.¦xc5 ¥xg5 21.¦xg5 ¥xe4            ¥d6 40.¢e2 b5 41.¦a2 ¥b4
                                         22.¥c4 ¢g7 23.0−0 ¢f6                42.¢d3 g4 43.fxg4 fxg4 44.¢
                                         24.¦a5 ¦fc8 25.¥b3 ¥c2               e4 1−0
[ 15...f6 16.¥e3 f5 17.¤g5 fxe4          26.¥xc2 ¦xc2 27.¦a6 ¦c7
18.¥c4 b5 19.¥b3 ¤b4 20.¦d1              28.¦e1 ¦e8 29.h4 ¦ee7
ICCF A MICI I SSUE 09, S EP /O CT 2007                                                                   HISTORICAL | P AGE 14

                                         By       the introduction of his manu-        It is maybe possible that M. de la
                                         Erich    script, he suggested to organize     Caze who played with the prince
                                         Ruch     a correspondence chess match         of Nassau during the early years
                                                  between London and Paris to          of the 18th century was the au-
                                                  check and proof some modifica-       thor of the manuscript or maybe
                                                  tions he wanted to introduce in      someone from his family.
                                                  the chess laws to “improve”               At the beginning of the 18th
                                                  them. As far as we know, this        century, Den Haag was the most
                                                  constitutes the oldest refer-        popular city for chess in Europe,
                                                  ence to the organization of a        and many chess players were
                                                  correspondence chess match!          attracted there by the possibility
                                                                                       to play against the famous Alex-
300 YEARS AGO, IN SEPTEMBER 1706,                 THE MYSTERIOUS MR. CAZE.             ander Cunningham (whose
CAZE’S MANUSCRIPT                                                                      name is linked to the Cunning-
                                                  We have little information about
                                                                                       ham Gambit) who stayed in Den
Many historians have studied the                  the author of the manuscript and
                                                                                       Haag during the years 1710 –
origin of chess and the period                    there are many uncertainties
                                                                                       1730. There has been quite a
during which the ancestor of our                  about the exact identity of M.
                                                                                       strong debate about the exact
modern chess game has ap-                         Caze.
                                                                                       identity of the Alexander Cun-
peared somewhere in India or in                       In his book Mémoires pour ser-
                                                                                       ningham who is mentioned by
China. Even its introduction in                   vir l’histoire de Hollande (1680),
                                                                                       Caze in his manuscript. In fact
Europe and its evolution into the                 the author, Aubrey de Marrier
                                                                                       two Scottish chess players, both
modern form and rules known                       wrote about the prince Maurice
                                                                                       named Alexander Cunningham
today are still quite mysterious.                 de Nassau:
                                                                                       lived in Den Haag during this
And the origin of correspondence                                                       period, but most of the chess
chess is even more mysterious…                     “I have often seen him in           historians suppose that it was
    Two years ago, in ICCF Amici                   my father’s house ….                the Alexander Cunningham his-
N°3, I have related the history of                 where he came to play               torian (1645 – 1737), author of a
the correspondence games                           chess and that was his              renown Latin history that was
played by Friedrich Wilhelm von                    principal occupation dur-           mentioned by Caze:
Mauvillon in 1804 and stated that                  ing the peace period when
the history of correspondence                      he was not at war. He                “ You will certainly no-
chess has started two hundred                      often played chess and met           tice, Milord, that there
years ago. This statement is still                 other people who knew the
true, since these games are really                 game. He liked very much             are only games in which
the oldest ones we know today.                     to play with M. de la                the King’s Bishop pawn is
     But the first writing in chess                Caze, captain of Béarn,              captured and not games in
literature mentioning the possi-                   who was serving in the               which the Gambit is re-
bility to organize a correspon-                    troops of Holland and                fused. Therefore the games
dence chess match between two                      who was a very strong                I have seen played by
famous chess clubs is much older                   player. M. de la Caze got            Your Highness against
and dates back to three hundreds                   all his revenues from the            M. de Cunningham will
years, in 1706 exactly.                            money he won from the                not be found in the manu-
     In September 1706, a Mister                   prince at the game of                script, although they are
Caze sends a chess manuscript to                   chess ….”                            very nice and curious”.
Lord Sunderland about the the-                                                                          (Continued on page 15)
ory of the King’s Gambit and in
ICCF A MICI I SSUE 09, S EP /O CT 2007                                                             HISTORICAL | P AGE 15

(Continued from page 14)                 tract any document or games            (games 97 à 102), 3...¤e7
                                         related to the King’s Gambit that      (games 103 à 125), 3...¤c6
    The games 139 and 250 of the         might prove useful for his work.       (games 126 – 127), 3...¤f6
manuscript seem to introduce for         The games have been selected           (games 128 à 132) et 3...f5 (game
the first time the Cunningham            from a collection of about two         133). Afterwards Caze analyses
defense of the King’s Gambit,            hundred games which seems to           the various other options that
played by the author of the de-          have been lost since the end of        White can play if he wants to
fense himself.                           the 17th century. Nevertheless,        avoid the King’s Knight variation
    The games 139 and 250 of the         the games contained in the             3.¥c4 (games 134 à 199), 3.h4
manuscript seem to introduce for         manuscript give a good idea of         (games 201 à 236), 3.d4 (games
the first time the Cunningham            the level of play and the strength     237 à 240), …
defense of the King’s Gambit,            of the players in the pre – Phili-         Each variation is presented on
played by the author of the de-          dor era in France:                     a different page of the manu-
fense himself.                                                                  script with diagrams showing the
    The Earl of Sunderland to
                                          “ … These are only the                start and the end position of the
whom is dedicated the manu-
                                          King’s Gambit games I                 analyzed variation. The diagrams
script, was probably Charles III of
                                          was able to find amongst              are hand drawn on a printed
Sunderland (1674 – 1722) who
                                          several authors and I have            page presenting an empty chess-
wrote a Latin chess book, accord-
                                          added about twenty more               board.
ing to the German philosopher
                                          games that I have seen                    Here are some games of the
                                          played by several of the              Manuscript. The first one is too
                                          best players of Paris..”              short to not contain serious mis-
THE GAMES OF THE CAZE’S MANUSCRIPT                                              takes. The annotations are not
                                                                                from Caze himself. The are taken
Les parties du manuscrit de Caze
                                         We know the names of some of           from L’échiquier de Paris, in a arti-
M. Caze wrote a manuscript in
                                         the players: abbé de Lionne,           cle devoted to Chess history in
which he studied the theory of
                                         abbé de Feuquières, Mr. Jannis-        France.
the King’s Gambit and has of-
                                         son, Mr. Maubisson, Mr. Lafon
fered it to the Earl of Sunderland
                                         senior, Mr. Lafon junior , Mr.         Morant - Abbé de Feuquières
with a dedicated introductory
                                         Roussereau, Mr. Morant maître          [C34]
letter dated September 1st, 1706.
                                         des requêtes, Mr. Pennautier, Mr.      Fin du XVIIe siècle
This manuscript that was origi-
                                         Auzout and Mr.Villette – Murcey.
nally in the Blenheim library was                                               1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.¤f3 ¤e7?
                                         We will never know the games of
later bought by John G. White                                                   This move would prove to be
                                         M. Nicolai, first president of the
and can be actually seen in the                                                 excellent if it would not require
                                         Commerce Tribunal in Paris, who
White collection in the Cleveland
                                         has expressed the wish that his        two many tempi to be efficient:
library.                                                                        move the knight on the g6
                                         games should not be published.
    The Caze’s Manuscript mainly                                                square to protect the advanced
                                            The manuscript is organized
contains classical games from the                                               f pawn.
                                         as a modern database describing
Calabrais (Greco), Domingo
                                         the various way of playing the
(Domenico) and Leon (Leonardo)
                                         King’s Gambit accepted. Most of        4.d4 g5?
and seventeen King’s Gambit
                                         the games are devoted to the           This sacrifice has no sense.
games played by the best chess
                                         analysis of the classical King’s       4...¤g6 would have been
players living in Paris around
                                         Knight variation arising after the     much better.
1680. Caze got the permission of
                                         moves 1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.¤f3 .
M. le président Thou to search in
                                         Then Caze analyses the varia-                            (Continued on page 16)
his famous chess library and ex-
                                         tions 3...g5 (games 2 à 96) , 3...h6
ICCF A MICI I SSUE 09, S EP /O CT 2007                                                         HISTORICAL | P AGE 16

(Continued from page 15)                 was for long time in favor of the
                                         old, most obvious but not the        9.¤c3 ¤f5 10.¥xf4 ¤xh4
5.¤xg5 ¤g6 6.h4 ¥g7 7.¥c4                best defensive system 5...h5,        11.£d2 ¤g6 12.0−0−0 c6
0−0 8.£h5 h6 9.£xg6 hxg5                 rather than trying to find mod−      13.¦hf1 ¥e6 14.¥g5 £xg5
10.hxg5 ¦e8 11.£xf7#
                                         ern defensive moves. Of
                                                                              The battle is very sharp, but
                                         course this is the most natural
                                                                              this ingenious move will not
The two following games, that            move for Black, defending the
                                                                              save Black. 14...£d7 was
are respectively illustrating the        g4 pawn and that is surely why
                                                                              worth studying.
Kieseritzky Gambit and the               it is the oldest line of play. But
Muzio Gambit, clearly show               it is weaker than the Philidor
                                                                              15.£xg5 ¥h6 16.£xh6 ¦xh6
that the players had a good              defense 5...¤f6 and the              17.¥xe6 fxe6 18.¦f6
knowledge of the opening the−            Paulsen move 5...¥g7. This
ory (which consisted in playing          move is even weaker than             White has a strategically won
the opening lines that were                                                   move, but Black could have
                                         5...d6 (Kolisch), 5...¤c6
considered the best at that time                                              played with more attention and
                                         (Neumann) and 5...d5
and not the lines that are con−                                               avoided a so quick loss.
sidered today as being the               (Brentano) that are seldom
strongest), that there were able         used.
                                                                              18...¢d7 19.¤f4 ¤xf4
to play with a clear and coher−
                                         6.¥c4 ¤h6                            20.¦xh6 1−0
ent plan and a had a good skill
both in the attack and in the            There are two ways to protect        The exchange is lost and the
defense. All that confers to             the attacked f pawn; the move        black pawns cannot be de−
these games a certain interest.          of the text that has also the        fended.
                                         advantage to prepare the cas−
                                         tling at the price of hindering
What is lacking is obviously the         the development of the Bishop
deep analysis to verify that the                                              Lafon le Jeune - Maubisson
                                         and the Rook and placing the         [C37]
moves are sound and the abil−            Knight away from the center,
ity to clearly understand the                                                 Fin du XVIIe siècle
                                         and 6...¦h7 recommended by
meaning of the adverse moves.            La Bourdonnais and Kie−              1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.¤f3 g5
                                         seritzky, this line being nor−       4.¥c4 g4 5.0−0 gxf3 6.£xf3
Lafon l'aîné - Roussereau [C39]          mally followed by the moves          £f6 7.c3
Fin du XVIIe siècle                      7.d4 d6 8.¤d3 etc...
                                                                              The move would have been
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.¤f3 g5                                                    excellent to increase White
4.h4 g4 5.¤e5                            7.d4 d6 8.¤d3 £e7                    central domination if the posi−
                                                                              tion of the adverse Queen, and
As we can see here, the Kie−             Here Black deviates from the
                                                                              the White King and Bishop
seritzky Gambit was played               best known continuation by
                                         playing a very logical move,         would not have allowed an im−
long before the birth of the fa−
                                         and this gives the game a in−        mediate refutation that is dem−
mous livonian player. In fact the
                                         teresting theoretical value, be−     onstrated by this game. The−
Gambit 5.¤e5 should not have
                                         cause White has played the           ory prefers here 7.e5 or at
been named after Kieseritzky.            best possible moves in a very        least 7.d3
As most of the players in the            instructive way. The correct
mid 19th century, Kieseritzky            move is based on a counter           7...¤c6
used to play this line but he            attack: 8...f3 9.gxf3 gxf3
was mainly looking for a viable          10.£xf3 ¥g4 11.£f2 etc... but it     And not 7...¥h6 as in the clas−
                                         cannot prevent Black from            sical line of play after 7.d3:
defensive line rather than ad−
vocating the White play, and he          having a inferior game                               (Continued on page 17)
ICCF A MICI I SSUE 09, S EP /O CT 2007                                                         HISTORICAL | P AGE 17

(Continued from page 16)
                                                                                “ … Concerning the
                                         20.¦ee3 £c5 21.¥g3 ¥e2                problem of colors, it is
8.d4 ¤c6 9.e5 £f5 10.¤d2                 22.¥f2 ¥xf3 23.¦xf3 £d6
¤ge7 11.¤e4 with advantage.              24.¦d3 £f4 25.£h5+ ¤g6
                                                                               very easy to solve, since
8.d4 ¤xd4!                               26.¥e3? £xe4 27.£b5 ¤e5
                                                                               instead of placing the
                                         0−1                                   Black Queen on a dark
This sacrifice is justified by our                                             square, which is at the
preceding notes.                                                               right of the King, one can
 9.£d3                                   Caze did not only present the         place her at his left on a
Here White did not play the              games. He had studied for a long      light square and the
best move, although the text             time the theory of the King’s         Black King on a dark
move is very plausible.                  Gambit and the overall rules of       square; of course each
                                         chess.                                player shall always have
                                             He came to the conclusions        his King’s Rook on a light
The best line of play is 9.¥xf7+         that accepting the King’s Gambit      square since this is the
£xf7 10.cxd4 ¥h6 11.¤c3 d6               would inevitably lead to a draw       natural position of the
12.¤d5 ¥e6 13.¤xf4 ¥xf4                                                        chessboard.
                                         game and that there was a risk
14.¥xf4 0−0−0 and Black has
the advantage since they have            that chess would become more
castled on the queen side and            and more annoying if all games        And to reduce the advan-
kept the extra piece.                    finished in a quick draw. In the      tage that has the first
                                         introductory letter to the Earl of    player, it seems enough to
                                         Sunderland, Caze suggested to         impose him that at the
White could also play 9.cxd4             modify some of the rules in order     beginning of the game he
£xd4+ 10.¢h1 £xc4 11.¥xf4                to correct these defects:             is only allowed to move
d6 12.¤a3 £e6 13.e5 d5 and                                                     his first pawn by one
Black has the advantage due to                                                 square while his opponent
its strength in the center and
due to the various exchange                 “ …One of the prob-                would be allowed to move
Black has imposed while keep−             lem is the difference in the         it by two squares at his
ing the extra piece                       colors and more precisely            first move.
                                          the position of the Queen            Instead of that advan-
 9...¤e6 10.¤d2 ¥d6 11.¤f3
                                          at the beginning of the              tage, one would also pro-
¤e7 12.¥d2 b6 13.¦ae1 ¥e5                 game, which is placed on a           pose that the first player
14.¥xe6 fxe6 15.¤xe5 £xe5                 square of her color, so              would not be allowed to
16.¥xf4 £g7 17.¥xc7                       that the Kings and the               castle after being checked,
White has played very accu−
                                          Queens are facing each               while the second will still
rately and has regained some
                                          other.                               have the right to do it and
of the material. But all the ex−
                                          The other problem is the             by using the first or the
changes White had to concede                                                   second solution, the prob-
have considerably reduced the             too big advantage that the           lem would easily be
attacking possibility and the             first player has …”                  solved.”
game is lost.

                                                                              Caze foresees that many players
17...¦g8 18.£h3 ¥a6 19.¦f3                  The solutions to these prob-
                                                                              will critic his proposals and he
£g5                                      lems suggested by Caze are quite
                                                                              suggests organizing a correspon-
Blacks play with great accu−             original:
                                                                                              (Continued on page 18)
ICCF A MICI I SSUE 09, S EP /O CT 2007                                                       HISTORICAL | P AGE 18

(Continued from page 17) mous artist for a value to fact that such a correspondence
                         be agreed by the players.  match could be foreseen in the
dence match to test his sugges-                                            early 18th century is very impor-
tions:                                    Each letter would contain        tant for the history of correspon-
                                          a move and this peaceful         dence chess.
                                          war would last a couple             This type of game was already
                                          of years.                        considered at that time as
  “ Nevertheless I think                                                   “famous” and could serve as a
  that there is no better way             And if someone would             perfect example to solve such
  to test my proposals than               fear to wait too long for        problems linked to the rules. It
  to play some famous game,               the post, one could start        was more difficult at that time to
  that will concentrate the               two games at the same            get the players around the board
  attention of most of the                time, each city having the       and the correspondence match
  players by the success this             move in the game they will       was considered as the best way
  game will have.                         start.                           to get an answer.
                                                                              Another important question is
  For example, the chess                  The time until the peace,        to know if Caze was the first to
  players of the city of Lon-             one can hope that this war       suggest such a game, or if other
  don could propose a chal-               will not last forever, this      correspondence games have
  lenge to the players of                 time could be used by the        been already played during that
  Paris to be started some-               players to get more famil-       period. Nobody knows but the
  time after the end of the               iar with the new rules…”         search continues….
  The stake would be a nice                                                Eric Ruch. 
  chessboard and chessmen                   Unfortunately this match did    
  to be sculpted by some fa-             not happen. Nevertheless, the
ICCF A MICI I SSUE 09, S EP /O CT 2007                                                          ICCF RATINGS | P AGE 19


By Gerhard Binder                                          H IGHEST R ATED P LAYERS
The 2007/2 rating list is based on the rateable re-
sults that were reported in the first half of the year     1    Oosterom, Joop J. van         GM NED     2771    216
2007. About 3,000 games more than usual were re-           2    Andersson, Ulf                GM SWE     2737     35
corded and nearly all of them played on the web-
                                                           3    Berliner, Hans Jack           GM USA     2726     49
                                                           4    Elwert, Hans-Marcus           GM GER     2716 246

   In addition the 8,000 ‘plus’ results from postal        5    Neumann, Joachim              GM GER     2712     91
and email tournaments are still an important part of       6    Davletov, Jalil Akhnafovich   SM RUS     2709     84
our activities and the rating system. ICCF chose           7    Timmerman, Gert Jan           GM NED     2698 172
well with its webserver service, not to speak about        8    Schön, Wolfram                GM CAN 2697         73
the progress in administration!                            9    Langeveld, Ron A. H.          GM NED     2692     79
                                                           10   Tarnowiecki, Dr. Harald       GM AUT     2688 150
                                                           11   Rause, Olita                  GM LAT     2684 199
     Serverplay continues increasing and pro-              12   Anton, Volker-Michael         GM GER     2683 240
     motes CC in ICCF                                      13   Léotard, Christophe           GM FRA     2675 122
                                                           14   Voss, Maximilian              GM GER     2667 193
                                                                Umansky, Mikhail Markovich    GM RUS     2667 120
   All evaluated results came directly from the            16   Starke, Dr. René-Reiner          GER     2666 120
server. Tournament directors and delegates did a
                                                           17   Chytilek, Roman               GM CZE     2663 137
very good job in collecting the results on time.
                                                           18   Lepikhov, Aleksey Georgievich GM UKR     2661 188
Therefore, many thanks to all. Of course, all usual
information and player lists, including Eloquery are       19   Lafarga Santorromán, David    SM ESP     2656 108
again available from the website at http://                     Sprengelmeier, Dr. Claus      GM GER     2656     59
www.iccf.com. Instead of a German translation you          21   Niżyński, Maciej              GM POL     2654     82
find below the usual statistical figures and some          22   Gerhardt, Frank               GM GER     2649 165
other interesting values from the last 12 rating lists.    23   Hoeven, David A. van der      GM NED     2647     87
                                                           24   Nimtz, Dr. Manfred            GM GER     2646 219
   I hope you will enjoy this table and I am curious
                                                           25   Hamarat, Tunc                 GM AUT     2645 262
to watch serious analyses and wild speculations
about trends and reasons.                                  26   Timm, John C.                 GM USA     2642     68
                                                           27   Normantas, Valentinas P.      GM LTU     2640 156
   The following lists provide information on our          28   Kujala, Auvo                  GM FIN     2639     48
highest rated players. The full rating list is available   29   Küçükali, Arif                SM TUR     2635 109
at http://www.iccf.com along with our free rating               Álvarez, Roberto Gabriel      GM ARG     2635 104
tool ‘Eloquery’.
                                                           31   Smith, Robin                  GM USA     2634     62
                                                           32   Coleman, Peter L.             GM ENG     2633 211
    The ICCF Rating list is updated every 6 months, a
full list of tournaments included in the latest calcu-          Busemann, Dr. Stephan         GM GER     2633 160

lation is too long to publish here but is available             Gaprindashvili, Paata Amerig. SM GEO     2633     78
from www.iccf.com.                                              Giuliani, Sante               GM ITA     2633     65
                                                           36   Costa, Carlos Evanir          GM BRA     2632 147
                                                                Hertel, Peter                 GM GER     2632 139
                                                                                                (Continued on page 20)
ICCF A MICI I SSUE 09, S EP /O CT 2007                                                              ICCF RATINGS | P AGE 20


(Continued from page 19)                                      76   Kribben, Dr. Matthias          SM GER     2603 117
                                                              77   Plomp, Michiel P.              GM NED     2602 302
 38     Poulsen, Allan                   GM DEN   2630   96        Winkler, Dr. Thorsten             GER     2602 189
        Kreuzer, Dr. Martin              GM GER   2630   76   79   Ekebjærg, Ove                  GM DEN     2600 264
 40     Bang, Erik                       GM DEN   2629 188         Martín Clemente, Joel          SM ESP     2600 233
        Geet, Dr. Dick Daniël van        GM NED   2629   63        Vošahlík, Jiří                 SM CZE     2600 198
 42     Sender, Christian                GM GER   2628 142         Ninov, Nikolai                 GM BUL     2600     87
 43     Cipolli, Antonio Carlos R.       SM BRA   2627 162    83   Staudler, Horst                SM GER     2599 124
 44     Geenen, Marc                     GM BEL   2626 184         Lekander, Rolf                 GM SWE     2599     76
 45     Wunderlich, Dr. Hans-Dieter      GM GER   2625   88   85   Müller, Gerhard (Osnabrück)    GM GER     2598 251
 46     Dothan, Yoav                     GM ISR   2624 376         Casabona, Dr. Claudio          GM ITA     2598     75
 47     Rattinger, Friedrich                AUT   2623   95        Vassia, Elio                   GM ITA     2598     75
 48     Boger, Raymond                   GM NOR 2622 257      88   Schmidt, Theo                  IM GER     2597 1464
 49     Bern, Ivar                       GM NOR 2621 163           Brooks, Dr. Ian S.             GM ENG     2597 178
      Perevertkin, Vladimir Viktorovich SM RUS    2621   55        Frey, Kenneth                  GM MEX 2597 121
 51     Soltau, Achim                    GM GER   2620 329    91   Stull, Norbert                 GM LUX     2595 207
 52     Piccoli, Fábio Bidart            SM BRA   2619 528    92   Ugge, Alexander J.             GM CAN 2594 341
        Raupp, Thomas                    GM GER   2619 116    93   Knobel, Rolf                   GM SUI     2593     83
 54     Nickel, Arno                     GM GER   2618 232         Nasybullin, Vladislav          SM KAZ     2593     67
        Toth, Bela                       GM SUI   2618   84   95   Kukk, Raul                     GM EST     2591 202
 56     Soberano, Joaquim Pedro          GM POR   2617 174         Dosi, Alberto                  IM ITA     2591 124
        Karacsony, Zsolt                 SM ROM 2617 170           Szűcs, Csaba                      HUN 2591 110
        Dronov, Aleksandr Surenovich GM RUS       2617   76        Mikeshin, Sergey Alekseevich   GM RUS     2591 109
        Murray, Tim                      SM USA   2617   61        Glatt, Gábor                   GM HUN 2591         89
 60     Skrobek, Ryszard                 GM POL   2616 121    100 Reppmann, Dieter                GM GER     2590     92
        Zanetti, Ing. Vittorio           IM ITA   2616   40        Spitz, Christophe              SM FRA     2590     83
        Hector, Jonny                    GM SWE   2616   30        Gallinnis, Norbert             SM GER     2590     80
 63     Morgado, Juan Sebastián          GM ARG   2612 428    103 João, Névio                     GM BRA     2589 315
        Walsh, Héctor                    GM ARG   2612 197         Goerlinger, Stéphane           GM FRA     2589 132
        Hoffmann, André                  SM GER   2612   50        Ivanov, Alexandr Sergeevich       BLR     2589 127
 66     Weber, Jean-Marie                GM LUX   2611 150    106 Pecot, Laurent                  SM FRA     2588 113
 67     Toro Solís de Ovando, G.         GM CHI   2609 423         Boissel, Brice                 SM FRA     2588     67
        Brenke, Dr. Andreas              GM GER   2609 99
                                                              108 Lehikoinen, Pertti              GM FIN     2586 145
 69     Zilberberg, Alik Samulovich      GM USA   2608 134
                                                                   Kratochvíl, Miloš              GM CZE     2586 122
 70     Lecroq, Michel                   GM FRA   2607 211
                                                                   Vandermeulen, Boni             SM BEL     2586 101
        Hall, Richard V. M.              GM ENG   2607 177
                                                                   Şerban, Florin                 SM ROM 2586         69
 72     Persson, Conny                   GM SWE   2605 159
                                                              112 Fleetwood, Daniel M.            SM USA     2585 237
        Bubir, Sergei                       UKR   2605   85
                                                                   Issler, Dr. Christian          GM SUI     2585     99
74      Paśko, Wiesław                   SM POL   2604 111
                                                                   Marotta Moraes, Cr. Martín     SM URU     2585     97
        Gozman, Alexandr                 GM UKR   2604 109
                                                                                                    (Continued on page 21)
ICCF A MICI I SSUE 09, S EP /O CT 2007                                                               ICCF RATINGS | P AGE 21


(Continued from page 20)                                      153 Marczell, Ing. Peter          GM SVK        2572 526
                                                                    Brunsek, Iztok              SM SLO        2572     74
115 Aleshnya, Valery Valentinovich GM RUS         2584 300          Ogiewka, Rafał              IM POL        2572     30
        Broß, Horst                      GM GER   2584 146    156 Buraschi, Osvaldo             SM ARG        2571     66
        Serafim, Jannis                  SM GRE   2584 123    157 Goncharenko, Georgy                 UKR     2570 234
118 Palciauskas, Vytas Victor            GM USA   2583 182    158 Daněk, Libor                  GM CZE        2569 194
        Zugrav, Wolfgang                 GM AUT   2583 137          Schröder, Frank             SM GER        2569 159
        Sinka, István                    SM HUN 2583 123      160 Olivotto, Livio               SM ITA        2568 140
        Rohde, Wolfgang                  GM GER   2583   99         Träger, Miklós              SM HUN 2568 100
122 Windebank, Garry H.                     IRL   2582 158          Dufek, Jiří                 IM CZE        2568     76
123 Teichmeister, Dr. Sven               GM AUT   2581 825    163 Berclaz, Philippe             GM SUI        2567 201
        Õim, Tõnu                        GM EST   2581 249          Tirabassi, Maurizio         GM ITA        2567 154
        Sanakoev, Grigory K.             GM RUS   2581 214          Yefremov, Yaakov            SM ISR        2567     76
126 Bjuhr, Arne                          SM SWE   2580 140    166 Copié, José Antonio           GM ARG        2566 222
        Karkuth, Siegfried               GM GER   2580 138          Vrkoč, David                SM CZE        2566 142
        Lybin, Dmitry Vitalievich        GM BLR   2580 104          Neto, Horácio               SM POR        2566 131
        Souza, Sérgio Luiz de               BRA   2580 103    169 Hefka, Vladimír               SM SVK        2565 122
        Roca, Alfredo Cristian           GM ARG   2580   73         Burghoff, Annemarie         GM GER        2565     64
131 Blanco Gramajo, César AugustoGM GUA 2579 828              171 Idema, Dr. Abram A.           GM NED        2564 138
        Linna, Asko                      GM FIN   2579   83         Pigg, Heikki                SM FIN        2564     98
        Stephan, Ulrich                  IM GER   2579   38         Gostiša, Leon               GM SLO        2564     70
134 Bokar, Dr. Jason                     SM USA   2578 250          Šemrl, Marjan               SM SLO        2564     61
        Tocháček, Ing. Michal            GM CZE   2578 171          Leutwyler, Martin           IM SUI        2564     39
        Stigar, Petter                   GM NOR 2578 141      176 D'Adamo, Ettore               GM ITA        2562 164
        Kluve, Siegfried                 GM GER   2578   89         Winckelmann, Thomas         GM GER        2562 155
       Sasvári, Tamás                       HUN 2578     62         Piccardo, Vittorio          GM ITA        2562 130
        Åkesson, Ralf                    SM SWE   2578   42         Rattinger, Thomas                 AUT     2562 116
140 Bubir, Alex Nikolaevich              IM UKR   2577   99         Vinje, Arne                 GM NOR 2562            91
        Weizsäcker, Prof.Dr.R.K.Frhr.v. GM GER    2577   64         Rubinas, Pavel              SM LTU        2562     80
142 Farkas, Zsolt                        SM HUN 2576 109      182 Kerr, Stephen                 SM AUS        2561 186
        Geist, Dr. Helmut                SM GER   2576 100    183 Acevedo Villalba, Angel       GM PER        2560 359
        Fademrecht, Werner               SM GER   2576   76         Volchok, Alexandr           GM UKR        2560 249
145 Valent, Dkfm. Peter                  SM AUT   2575 294          Pugh, John                  GM ENG        2560 188
        Almiron, Luis                    SM BRA   2575 247          Brookes, John G.            GM ENG        2560     94
        Finocchiaro, Fabio               GM ITA   2575 158    187   Haugen, Arild               GM NOR        2559    230

        Gouw, Carol-Peter Th.            GM NED   2575 117          Maliangkay, Rudolf J.       GM NED        2559    196

        Al-Thani, Mohammed Bin K.        GM QAT   2575   79         Santana Peñate, Guillermo   IM    CUB     2559    150

150 Drake Díez de Rivera, Pedro          SM ESP   2574 121          Lukez, Franko               GM SWE        2559     79

151 Samarin, Igor Valerievich            GM RUS   2573 143          Fenwick, Chris              SM AUS        2559     78

        Kokkila, Tero                    GM FIN   2573   81                                          (Continued on page 22)
ICCF A MICI I SSUE 09, S EP /O CT 2007                                                                         ICCF RATINGS | P AGE 22


(Continued from page 21)
                                                                                T OP L ADY P LAYERS
        Loc, Andrej                       SM SLO     2559   74
                                                                  1    Rause, Olita                       GM LAT       2684    199
        Dudyev, Vladimir                  SM UKR     2559   73
                                                                  2    Burghoff, Annemarie                GM GER       2565     64
        Stalmach, Kamil                        CZE   2559    72
                                                                  3    Geldner, Daniella                        GER    2512     54
195     Har-Even, Abir                    GM ISR     2558   126
                                                                  4    Perevertkina, Irina Vladimirovna   LG    RUS    2480     93
        Cresce, Salvador Homce de         GM BRA     2558   119
                                                                  5    Montag, Astrid                     LM GER       2444     63
        Prang, Dr. Edgar                  SM GER     2558    82
                                                                  6    Plass-Caravan, Mariana             LG    ROM    2430     45
198     Prívara, Dr. Igor                 SM SVK     2557   137
                                                                  7    Plauth-Herr, Sabine                IM    GER    2419    102
        Soudný, Jiří                           CZE   2557    98
                                                                  8    Ynchauspi Leyva, Maria de los A.         CUB    2410    104
        Muck, Christian                        AUT   2557    91
                                                                  9    Flügel, Ricarda                    LM GER       2408     44
                                                                  10   Zpěváková, Kateřina                LM CZE       2403    168
                                                                  11   Roos, Jacqueline                   LG    FRA    2399    191

We provide a wide range of rating report summa-                   12   Amorim, Heloisa Stange                   BRA    2390     61
ries and a comprehensive pdf document containing                  13   Khlusevich, Svetlana Aleksandr.    LM RUS       2377     69
all summaries for you to download.                                14   Zainetdinova, Svetlana             LM EST       2375     44
                                                                  15   Schmidt, Dr. Silvia                LM GER       2374     74
In addition you can download the very useful ICCF
                                                                  16   Schmidt, Anja                      LG    GER    2366     72
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                                                                  17   Bocheva, Margarita                       BUL    2364    108
tions.. Please visit iccf.com for the full range of rat-
                                                                       Simonsen, Iluska Pereira da C.     LG    BRA    2359    235
ings information.
                                                                  19   Csom, Etelka Némethné              LM HUN       2354    132
                                                                  20   Kristol, Luba Danielovna           LG    ISR    2352    231
                                                                  21   Rosenfield, Dr. Christine          LM USA       2346    177

Top Lady Players (continued)                                      22   Sukhareva, Olga Mikhailovna        LG    RUS    2344     52
                                                                  23   Horáčková, Vlasta                  LG    CZE    2341     92
 38     Saviano, Caterina                      ITA   2280    58
                                                                  24   Piazza, Laura                            ITA    2339    111
 39     Melnik, Galina Ivanovna           LM RUS     2272    58
                                                                  25   Schneider, Birgit                  LM GER       2337     58
 40     Barber, Dr. Jill                  LG   ENG   2271   170
                                                                  26   Siewert, Myrna                     LG    GER    2333     68
 41     Locio, Liliana Susana Fredes de   LM ARG     2259   84
                                                                  27   Bažantová, Marie                   LG    CZE    2332    242
        Capuano, Francesca                     ITA   2259    66
                                                                  28   Tinjaca' Ramirez, Luz Marina       LG    ITA    2324    193
 43     Petrova, Lyudmila Vasilyevna      LM RUS     2252   113
                                                                  29   Hartmann, Laura                          GER    2316     58
 44     Litvinenko, Natalia               LM KAZ     2246   189
                                                                  30   Zelčić, Maja                       LG    CRO    2314     68
 45     Zaitseva, Tamara Porfirevna       LM RUS     2244   94
                                                                  31   Rývová, Anna                       LG    CZE    2310     95
 46     Rufitskaya, Elena Vsevolodovna    LM RUS     2241    40
                                                                  32   Dambrauskaitè, Vilma               LG    LTU    2308     65
 47     Nejezchlebová, Vlasta             LM CZE     2240    58
                                                                  33   Priedite, Ingrida                  LG    LAT    2303    139
 48     Jones, Mary E.                    LG   ENG   2237   226
                                                                       Seidel, Sandra                           GER    2303     55
 49     Frătilă, Adela                         ROM   2225   38
                                                                  35   Szczepaniak, Alicja                LM POL       2302    131
 50     Abdala, Hilda Noemí                    ARG   2224   190
                                                                  36   Potterat, Alina                          SUI    2296     31
        Babulová, Mariola                      CZE   2224   90
                                                                  37   Riegler, Alessandra                LG    ITA    2286     37
ICCF A MICI I SSUE 09, S EP /O CT 2007                                                                 GAMES | P AGE 23

LOTTERY             OF      W ORLD       C H A M PI O N S
                                                                   {Black has delayed the normal move Bb7
By GM Dr. F. Baumbach                                              and he tries to make use of that.}
                                                                   12. ... f6 13. Be3 f5
After 3 years play, in the XX. World Championship
                                                                   {That was blacks idea. White prevents now
there are only 13 games (of 105) open. In spite of that            e7−e5}
there is no favourite on the top, on contrary, 7 players
can get the world title!                                           14. Bg5! Qd6 15. Bf4 Qd8
    We have the both actual leaders, Dr. Andreas                   {Black offers a repetition of moves} (15... e5
Brenke/Germany and Milos Kratochvil/Tschech Repub-                 16. dxe6 Qxe6 17. exf5 gxf5 18. Ng3 {is very
lic on 8 points and one open game (better tiebreak for             sharp. White gives up his Queens side, but
Dr. Brenke).                                                       with its active pieces and because of the
                                                                   open position of the black king he has
                                                                   excellent chances for an attack}) (15... Be5
1.       S. Winge/Schweden 7,5 (+2)
                                                                   { is safer for black, but who likes to change
2.       Horst Broß/Germany 7,5 (+1)                               his "Grünfeld−bishop"?} 16. Bxe5 Qxe5 17.
3.       Alik Silberberg/USA 6,5 (+2)                              exf5 Bxf5 18. Bxf5 Rxf5 19. Ng3 Rf7 20. Qd3
                                                                   Rd8 21. Rad1 { with advantageous position.})
and last not least with 4 open games each Pertti                   16. Bg3 $1 { In a world champion duel it is
Lehikoinen/Finnland (5,5) and Guillermo Toro Solis/                necessary to play for a win.} e5 {The logical
Chile (5).                                                         continuation. White now prevents f5−f4 and
    In case of 13 draws Dr. Brenke would be the winner             prepared the sacrifice of a pawn.}
with only „2+“ (57%). But nobody knows the open po-                17. f4 ! exf4 18. Nxf4 !! {Diagram)
sitions. “It is like a lottery, the winner point is still in the
pot“ wrote me Dr. Brenke. He won the following inter-
esting game against one of his competitors.

White: Dr. Brenke, A.
Black: Wingel, S.
XX World CC Championship
Result: 1-0
ECO: D86
Annotator: GM Dr. Brenke
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4
Nxc3 6. bxc3 Bg7 7. Bc4 O−O 8. Ne2 Nc6 9. O−O
b6 10. Bg5
{10. e5 with Nf4 and if need be h4−h5 is an
alternative, for instance 10. e5 Na5 11.Bd3 Bb7 12.
Nf4 c5 13. Be3 Rc8 14. Qg4, Bönsch−Berndt, Bad
Wörishofen 1995.}                                                  The idea of 16. Bg3. White sacrifices the
                                                                   pawn c3 and trusts on his strong d−pawn
                                                                   and his initiative on the kings side.} (18.
10...Na5                                                           Bxf4? g5! 19. Bd2 f4! { Leads to a dominant
{10. ... Bb7 11. Qd2 Qd6 12. Rad1 Na5 13. Bd3 c5                   position for black on the black squares.})
14. d5 e6 15. c4 Ba6, Beljawski−Gulko, Linares
1990.}                                                                                           (Continued on page 24)

11. Bd3 c5 12. d5
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G AME             OF THE                 M ONTH
(Continued from page 23)

18... Bxc3
{ Black must accept the challenge}

19. Rc1
{Black has now a difficult choice, where to go
with his bishop? Normal is Bg7, but should he
interpolate 19. ..Bb2, to force the rook to move
to c2. Or is it better to win a tempo with 19.

19. ... Bg7 20. Kh1
{For both opponents, it is not easy to strengthen
their position. Therefore white maintains the
pressure.} (20. exf5 Bxf5 21. Bxf5 Rxf5 22. Ne6
Qxd5 23. Qxd5 Rxd5 24. Nc7 Rad8 25. Nxd5
Rxd5 { leads to an equal endgame})                  S UB M I T A G A M E T O I C C F A M I CI &
                                                    I C C F T ELECHESS
20... fxe4 21. Bxe4 Qf6?                            Each month we offer a prize for game analysis sub-
{ After this move the d−pawn can be powerful        mitted for consideration of use within our publica-
pushed forward} (21... Bf5 22. Ne6 Bxe6 23.         tions. Recent winners chose books from Gambit
dxe6 Qxd1 24. Rfxd1 {is not agreeable, but it       Books.
was the lesser evil.})
                                                                     July 2007
                                                                     SIM Karacsony Zsolt (ROM)
22. d6! Bb7 23. Bxb7 Nxb7 24. d7 Qf7 25.
                                                                     Modern Chess Planning
Bh4! Bb2?
                                                                     (Efstratios Grivas)
{ The next inaccuracy, better was Be5

26. Rc2 Be5
{The idea of 25. ...Bb2, but it doesn`t work. But
25... Bd4 27.Re2 is difficult, too.}                                 June 2007
                                                                     P.B. Dhanish (IND)
                                                                     How to Defend in Chess
27. Re2 Bxf4 28. Be7 1−0                                             (Colin Crouch)
White wins back his material with interest
A)       28∆¤d6 29.¥:d6 £:d7 30.¦:f4 ¦:f4
         31.£d5+ ¦f7 32. £:a8+ ¢g7 33.¥e5+
B)       28∆£c4 29.¥:f8 ¦:f8 30.¦e8 ¢g7 31.¦:f8
         ¢:f8 32.d8£+ ¤:d8 33.£:d8+ Kg7
ICCF A MICI I SSUE 09, S EP /O CT 2007                                                 GAMES | P AGE 25

This issue we feature contributions from SIM Ser-   [ 17...¢g6 18.£d3+ f5 19.g4 ¦xc1 20.¤xe6
gey Simonenko (TKM), Bolivar Ribeiro Gonzalez       ¦xd1+ 21.¦xd1 ¢h7 ( 21...¥xg4 22.hxg4 ¢
(BRA), P.B. Dhanish (IND) and IM Dr. Mike J. Don-   f7 23.£xf5+ ¢e7 24.¤xg7 £b6 25.£g5+ ¢
nelly (ENG). In some cases it may be necessary to   f8 26.¦d3+− ; 21...¢f7 22.£xf5+ ¢g8
minimize the amount of analysis supplied due to     23.£g5 ) 22.gxh5 ¤f8 23.£xf5+ ¢g8
space, however the full analysis provided by the
annotator, is available in the accompanying game
file available from http://www.iccf.com/amici/

Simonenko,Sergey (2466)
Breahna,Radu (2471)
Paul Diaconescu Memorial 2003

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.¤f3 ¤f6 4.¤c3 dxc4 5.a4
¥f5 6.e3 e6 7.¥xc4 ¥b4 8.0−0 0−0 9.£e2
¥g4 10.¦d1 ¤bd7 11.e4 £a5 12.h3 ¥h5
13.e5 ¤d5 14.¤xd5 cxd5 15.¥d3 ¦fc8?
[ ¹15...¥g6 ]

                                                    24.¤f4‚ ]
                                                    18.£d3 ¦xc1
                                                    [ 18...g6 19.g4 ¥xg4 ( 19...¦xc1 20.¦axc1
                                                    ¥e7 21.¤xf7+ ¢g7 22.gxh5+− ) 20.hxg4 ¢
                                                    g7 ( 20...¦xc1 21.¦axc1+− ¢xg5? 22.£e3+
                                                    ¢xg4 23.¦d3 ) 21.£f3 ¦f8 22.¢g2 £b6
                                                    23.a5 £b5 24.¦h1‚ ]

                                                    19.£h7+! ¢xg5 20.¦axc1 g6
                                                    [ 20...¥d2 21.¦c3 ¥xc3 22.h4+ ¢xh4™
                                                    23.¦d3 ¤xe5 24.£xg7 ¤f3+ 25.gxf3 ¦g8™
                                                    26.£xg8 £c7 27.¢g2+− ] [ 20...¥xd1
                                                    21.£xg7+ ¢f5 22.£xf7+ ¢g5 23.f4+ ¢h6
                                                    24.£xe6+ ¢h5 25.£xd7+− ]
16.Be3 Nf8 17.Rdc1 Rxc1+ 18.Bxc1 Rc8 19.            21.h4+ ¢f5
Be3 h6 20.Qd1 Rc7 21.Rc1 Bxf3 22.gxf3 Rxc1
                                                    [ 21...¢g4 22.£h6 £d8 23.£e3 £xh4 24.g3]
23.Bxc1 Be7 24.Qc2 ½−½
                                                    [ 21...¢xh4 22.£h6 ¤xe5 23.dxe5 ]
Cramneck − Solya,HCL−E591, 2003

16 .... ¢xh7 17.¤g5+ ¢h6                                                        (Continued on page 26)
ICCF A MICI I SSUE 09, S EP /O CT 2007                                             GAMES | P AGE 26

(Continued from page 25)                       7...¥g7 8.0-0 h6?!N
                                               [8...¤h6 9.¦e1 0-0 10.c3 £c7 11.¤e5! ¤d5
22.£h6 f6 23.g3 g5 24.£xh5 £xa4                12.£f3 ¤f5 13.£h3 h5 14.£f3 £d8 15.h3 £e8
25.hxg5 fxe5 26.¦d3 e4 27.g4+ 1−0              16.¤c4± Chandler,M−Adams,M / London 1988]
                                               9.¤xf7! ¢xf7 10.¥xg6+!!

                               ®®®             [10...¢xg6 11.¤h4+ ¢f6 (11...¢f7 12.£h5+ ¢
                                               e6 13.¦e1+ ¢d6 14.¥f4+ e5 15.£g6+ ¥e6
Gonzalez, Bolívar                              16.£xg7 £xh4 17.¥xe5+ ¢d5 18.£xh8; 11...¢
                                               h7 12.£d3+ ¥f5 13.£xf5#) 12.£f3+ ¢e6
Santiago Silva,Flávio Andrade
                                               13.¦e1+ ¢d6 (13...¢d7 14.£g4+ ¢e8
VII Brasileiro por Equipes 10.02.2007
                                               15.£xg7+−) 14.£g3+ e5 15.£xg7 £xh4
Gonzalez, Bolivar]                             16.£xe5+ ¢d7 17.£xh8+−]
1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.¤d2 dxe4 4.¤xe4 ¤d7
5.¤g5 ¤b6!? Karpov,An e Zaitsev,I 6.¤1f3 g6
7.¥d3²                                         11.¦e1 ¥g4
Karpov,An e Zaitsev,I [7.h4!? ¤h6?! 8.h5 ¥g4   [11...e6]
9.hxg6 hxg6 10.¦xh6!! ¥xh6 11.¤xf7 ¢xf7        12.£d3 £d6
12.¤e5+ ¢g7 13.£xg4 £d6 14.f4!± ¦af8
15.¥d2 ¦f6 16.0-0-0! £xd4 17.g3 ¦d8?! 18.¥d3   [12...£d5; 12...¥xf3]
¤a4 19.c3 £d6? 20.¥c2 ¤b6 21.¥e3 ¤d5
22.¥d4+− c5 23.¤c4 cxd4 24.¤xd6 ¦dxd6
25.¦h1! ¤xf4 26.¦xh6 ¢xh6 27.gxf4 d3           13.c3 c5 14.¥f4! 14...£xf4 15.¦e4 £d6
28.£h3+ ¢g7 29.¥xd3 ¦xf4 30.£e3 ¦ff6           16.¦xg4 ¤f6 17.¦h4 cxd4 18.¦xd4 ¤fd5
31.£xe7+ ¢h6 32.£e3+ ¢g7 33.¥c4 ¦b6            19.£f5+ £f6 20.£e4 h5 21.¦ad1 e6?
34.a4 1-0 Ulibin,M−Lokotar,E / USSR 1988 −     [21...¦h6]
Ulibin,M e Volovik,D; 7.¤e5? f6! (7...¤h6=)
8.¤gf7 £c7 9.¥f4 ¤d5 10.¥g3 (10.¤xg6 ¤xf4      22.c4 ¤c7 23.¦4d3 ¢g8
11.¤gxh8 ¥e6-+) 10...fxe5 11.¥xe5 £a5+-+]                                   (Continued on page 27)
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(Continued from page 26)

[23...£xb2?? 24.£f4+ £f6 25.£xc7+−;
23...¦h6]                                     Dhanish,P. B 2504
                                              Dothan,Yoav 2581
                                              Interzonal 2006 15.12.2006
24.b3 ¤a6? [24...¦h6; 24...¦f8]               [Dhanish,P B]

25.¤g5! ¤c5 [25...¦h6 26.¥f7+ ¢h8 (26...¢f8   1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.¤c3 c6 4.¤f3 ¤f6 5.¥g5 h6
27.¤xe6+ ¢xf7 28.¦f3+−) 27.¤xe6 ¤c5           6.¥h4 dxc4 7.e4 g5 8.¥g3 b5 9.¤e5 ¥b7
(27...£xf7 28.¦d8++−) 28.¤xc5 £xf7]           10.h4 g4 11.¥e2 h5 12.0-0 ¤bd7 13.£c2 ¤xe5
                                              14.¥xe5 ¦g8 15.¦ad1 [Rajkovic−Kalezic, 2001
                                              went 15.b3 ¤d7 16.¥g3 ¥e7 17.bxc4 ¥xh4?!
26.¥f7+ £xf7 [26...¢f8 27.¤xe6+ £xe6          18.e5 ¥xg3 19.fxg3 £b6? 20.c5 ¤xc5 21.¦xf7!
(27...¢xf7 28.¤xc5; 27...¤xe6 28.¥xe6)        0-0-0 22.dxc5 £xc5+ 23.¢h1±]
28.£xe6 ¤xe6 29.¥xe6 ¦e8 (29...¦h6;
29...¥f6) ]
                                              15...¦g6!? [Popular is 15...¤d7 as for example
                                              in Ehlvest−Stripunsky, 2003, which continued
27.¦d8+ ¥f8 28.¤xf7 ¤xe4 29.¤xh8 ¢xh8         16.¥g3 e5 17.dxe5 £e7 18.b3 b4 19.¤d5 cxd5
30.¦xa8 ¤xa8 31.¦d8 ¢g7 32.¦xa8 ¥c5           20.exd5 c3 21.e6!±]
33.¢f1 ¥xf2 [33...a6 34.f3 ¤d6 35.g4 hxg4
36.fxg4 ¤f7 37.¢g2 ¤e5 38.h3 ¢f6 39.¦d8±]
                                              16.¥f4 ¥e7 17.b3N enticing the pawns forward
                                              [Sakaev−Khenkin, 1999 had gone 17.g3 a6
34.b4 b6 [34...a6 35.c5 ¢f6 36.¦b8+−]         (Possible was 17...¥b4³ and hence I chose to
                                              deviate) 18.b3 cxb3 19.axb3 ¥b4 20.¥d3 £xd4?
35.¦xa7+ ¢f6 36.a4

                                              21.¤a2 e5 22.¥e3 £d6 23.¥e2 £e7 24.¤xb4
                                              £xb4 25.¥c5±]

                               ®®®            17...b4 18.¤a4 c3 Now Black has a very im−
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(Continued from page 27)

posing passed pawn

19.¤c5 ¥c8
A difficult position and I spent several days
looking for a move. At the moment, Black's king
is caught in the centre. But within a short time,
the pawns will start showing its might. Hence,
time is of the essence and finally, I found [If
19...¥xc5 20.dxc5 £a5 21.a3 bxa3 22.¥e3 e5
23.b4 £c7 24.£xc3²; But 19...£c8 20.¥d3 ¤d7
21.e5 ¦g8=]

20.¥c4 £a5 21.¤d3 ¥b7 22.¤e5 ¦g7
[If 22...¦g8 , then also I had planned 23.a3 bxa3
24.b4 with lines similar to the current game]
                                                    27...¤d7 28.¥xe6 ¤xe5 29.dxe5 c2±]

The start of a long sequence, breaking up           28.£xc3 Quite surprisingly, I couldn't find any
Black's pawns and culminating in an attack on       defence for Black
the King
                                                    28...¤xe4 29.£e3 ¤d6 30.¥xe7               ¢xe7
                                                    31.£g5+ f6 32.£g6 ¦ah8 33.¥xe6!
23...bxa3 24.b4! ¥xb4                               Finally, e6 is captured!
Now that Black's Bishop has left his King to        33...£d8 [33...¢xe6 34.¦fe1+−; 33...¥c8
fend for himself, let us concentrate on the key     34.¥xc8 ¤xc8 35.¦b1 £c7 36.¦fc1 a2
square e6                                           37.¤xc6+ ¢f8+−

25.£b3 £b6 26.¥h6! [Possible was 26.¦b1
¤xe4 27.£xb4 £xb4 28.¦xb4 f6² but I wanted

[26...¥e7 27.¥xg7 £xb3 28.¥xb3 ¤xe4 29.¥a4
¥xh4± results in a very interesting position
where White has a rook for 5 pawns!]

27.¥g5 ¥e7
The bishop returns, but it is too late [If
27...¤xe4 28.¥xe6 ¤xg5 29.hxg5 ¢d8
(29...fxe6 30.£xe6+ ¢f8+−) 30.¥xf7 ¢c7
31.g6±; 27...¥d6 28.¥xf6 £xb3 29.¥xb3±;
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Donnelly,M.J 2460                                     15...¥xc4 16.¥xc4 a6 17.£d2 ¢h7 18.¦fe1
Soderberg,P 2497                                      White has a huge choice of options here but this
John Jordan Memorial corr 2004                        plans to drop back the bishop to f1 and then try
[M.J.Donnelly]                                        and steam−roller black with a later f4 and e5.

1.d4 ¤f6 2.¤f3 e6 3.c4 c5 4.d5 d6 5.¤c3 exd5
6.cxd5 g6 7.¤d2 ¥g7 8.e4 0-0 9.¥e2 ¦e8                18...¤d7 19.¥f1 ¦b8 20.¦ab1 This and b4 aims
10.0-0 ¤a6 11.f3 ¤c7 12.a4 b6 13.¤c4 ¥a6              to stiffle blacks queen−side play even though it
14.¥g5                                                does produce a long term disadvantage of a
                                                      guarded passed pawn on c4.
So far both players stick to main line theory that
has been practically and theoretically examined
over many decades. [Instead 14.¦b1 is a fairly
                                                      20...b5 21.b4 [21.axb5 ¤xb5 22.¦a1 £b6
often played alternative with the idea of b4.]
                                                      23.¤xb5 axb5 24.¦a5 £c7?! (Much better is
14...h6!?                                             24...¥c3= as given by Herbert on his Chess−
                                                      Base CD on the Modern Benoni.) 25.¥xb5 ¥xb2

Although known for years some recent
theoretical works indicate this is not the best for
black. However, my opponent is a very strong          26.¥xh6 ¤e5 27.¥e3± Gaprindashvilil−
player and soon reveals he has found an               Sherbakov, Groningen 1998.]
improvement on the latest theory. [14...£d7 is
supposed to be the more reliable line for black.;
Other options show how easily black can get           21...c4 [21...cxb4 22.¦xb4 a5 23.¦xb5 ¤xb5
into trouble in this position. 14...¥xc4 15.¥xc4      24.¤xb5±]
a6 16.£d3± Kapengut.; 14...¦b8 15.b3 h6
                                                      22.¥d4 This initially looked promising for white
                                                      but it now became clear black can get away with
15.¥e3 [Other bishop moves are also testing for       playing an early f5 despite exposing his own
black eg 15.¥h4 and ; 15.¥d2; but not 15.¥f4          king−for example [22.¤e2 aiming for d4 and c6
¤h5 16.¥xd6 ¥xc4 17.¥xc7 ¥xe2-+]                      22...f5 23.¤d4 (23.exf5 gxf5 24.¤d4 £f6
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(Continued from page 29)                            34.¥d4+−]

25.¤c6 ¦bc8 26.¥d4 £f7³) 23...£f6 24.¤c6
¦a8 25.¥d4 £g5 26.¥e3 (26.£c3 ¥xd4+                 27.¥xb6 ¦xb6 28.£c2 [28.a5 ¦b8 29.g3 ¦e5
27.£xd4 fxe4 28.fxe4 £f6=) 26...£f6 27.¥d4=]        30.¤f4 £g5 31.¥h3³; 28.¤d4 £f6³; 28.¤g3
                                                    ¦xe1 29.£xe1 £d7³ as white has difficulty in
                                                    activating the Bf1 in each case.]
22...£g5! This is black improvement on previ−
ous play−if white tries to win and avoids the
queen exchange then black gets suffient             28...£f6 29.g3 Planning to pressure f5 further.
counter−play. [22...¤f6 23.¢h1 ¦e7 24.¦a1           [Of course if 29.¤f4 ¦xe1 30.¦xe1 £d4+-+]
£h8 25.axb5 ¤xb5 26.¤xb5 axb5 27.¦a5 ¦bb7
28.¥f2 ¦ec7 29.¦a6 ¤d7 1/2:1/2 Kokinen−
Gasiorowski, CCOL 10 fin-03 1987.]                  29...¦bb8 30.¤f4 ¦xe1 [30...¦e5 31.¦xe5 dxe5
                                                    32.d6 exf4 33.dxc7 £b6+ 34.¢g2 £xc7 35.axb5
                                                    axb5 36.£xf5+ ¢h8=]
23.¥e3 [23.£d1 ¤e5 24.¥e3 £f6 25.f4 ¤g4
26.£xg4 £xc3³]
                                                    31.¦xe1 ¢g8 32.axb5 [Clarifying the position
                                                    since if immediately 32.¥h3 bxa4 33.£xa4 £c3
23...£d8 [Black in turn must retreat fully for if   34.£d1 ¥e5 35.¥xf5 ¦xb4 36.¥e6+ ¢g7 37.¦e4
23...£e7 24.¦bc1 £h4 (24...£f8 25.¥d4²;             ¦b2∓]
24...¥xc3 25.¦xc3 bxa4 26.¦xc4 ¤e5
27.¦cc1+−) 25.¥f2 £f6 26.¤e2²]
                                                    32...axb5 33.¥h3 ¦f8 [33...£c3 allows white to
                                                    escape the pressure with a perpetual 34.£xc3
24.¦bd1 Continuing the game when strictly best      ¥xc3 35.¦e7 ¤e8 36.¥xf5 ¤g7 37.¥e6+ ¢h8
is a repetition with Bd4/Qg5 etc.                   38.¤g6+ ¢h7 39.¦b7 ¥d4+ 40.¢g2 ¦xb7

24...f5! Only thus can black secure an even

25.exf5 black appears to have weakened his
king−side but white seems unable to exploit this
feature at least immediately. [25.¥d4 ¥xd4+
(25...£g5 26.f4 ¥xd4+ 27.£xd4 £xf4 28.£a7
¦ec8 29.exf5 ¤e5 30.fxg6+ ¢xg6= blacks king
appears open but white is not to exploit this
feature as his pieces are tied up guarding d5
and watching the c4 pawn.) 26.£xd4 f4 27.¤e2
£g5 28.£a7 ¦bc8 29.¤d4 ¤e5 30.axb5
(30.¤e6 ¦xe6 31.dxe6 ¤xf3+ 32.¢h1 ¤xe1
33.¦xe1 £e5-+) 30...axb5 31.£b6 £e7=]

25...gxf5 26.¤e2 ¤b6 Forcing whites hand who
must play quite precisely over the next several
moves to avoid a disadvantage. [26...bxa4           41.¤f8+ ¢h8 42.¤g6+ ¢h7=]
27.¤g3 c3 28.£c2 ¦xb4 29.¤xf5 ¦b2 30.£c1
¥e5 31.f4 c2 32.fxe5 cxd1£ 33.¦xd1 ¦b3
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(Continued from page 30)                          37...¦f7 [If instead 37...¦a8 38.¥xf5 ¦a2 39.£f1
                                                  £xb4 40.f4 £b2 41.£h3 £e2 42.¥e6+ ¤xe6
                                                  43.£xe6+ ¢f8 44.£f5+ ¢g8 45.£e6+=]

h5!! A superb idea which had been analysed in
                                                  38.g4 ¢f8 Another fine move which minimises
great detail by black and as it was unexpected
                                                  whites potential on the g−file. The following
needed an equivalent amount of work by white.
                                                  analysis summary shows how complex this po−
Black had in fact analysed this move for more
                                                  sition really is. [38...£xb4 39.gxf5 ¢f8 (39...£c3
than 20 moves but then made a mistake in
                                                  40.£g2+ ¢f8 41.¦g1 ¤e8= (41...¤xd5 42.f4+−
evaluation in assuming the resulting position
                                                  ) ) 40.f6 (40.f4 £b3 41.£e2 ¥h8 42.£g4 £e3
was an easy win for black. [Alternatively
                                                  43.f6 ¤e8 44.¦g1 ¥xf6 45.£g8+ ¢e7 46.¤g3
34...£f7 35.£d2 ¥e5 (35...c3 36.£d3=) 36.¤e2
                                                  ¥d4 47.¦f1=) 40...£b2 (40...£c3 41.¥f5 b4
¦e8 37.£xh6 ¤xd5 38.£g5+ ¥g7 39.¤d4÷]
                                                  42.f4 ¥xf6 43.£g2 b3 44.£g4 ¥d4 45.¥e6 ¤xe6
                                                  46.dxe6 ¦a7 47.£f5+=) 41.£g1 c3 42.f4 c2
35.¤xh5 accepting the pawn offer.                 43.¦e1 ¥xf6 44.£g4 ¦e7 (44...c1£ 45.£c8+
                                                  ¥d8 46.£xd8+ ¤e8 47.£xe8#) 45.¦g1 ¥g7
                                                  46.¤xg7 ¦xg7 47.£f5+ ¦f7 48.£g6 c1£
35...£c3 [The main alternative is 35...£b2 and    49.£g8+ ¢e7 50.£g5+ £f6 51.¦xc1 £xg5
after the game black thought this might be a      52.fxg5 ¤xd5 53.¦e1+ ¢d8 54.¦b1 ¤f4 55.¥f1
better winning try−I would agree as black keeps   d5 56.¦b4 ¤e6=; 38...£b2 39.£g1 c3 40.¦f1 c2
a nagging edge in the ending eg 36.¥xf5 £xc2      41.gxf5+ ¢f8 42.f6 ¥xf6 43.¥e6 ¤xe6 44.dxe6
37.¥xc2 ¦xf3 38.¤xg7 (38.¤f4 ¥c3 39.¦b1 ¢         ¦e7 45.¤xf6 £xf6 46.£e3 ¦xe6=; 38...fxg4
g7 40.¤h5+ ¢f7 41.¤f4 ¦e3∓) 38...¢xg7³]           39.¥xg4 £b2 (39...¦e7; 39...¢f8 40.f4 ¥h8
                                                  41.¤g3 £b2² 42.£b6 £xb4 43.¥h5 ¦e7 44.¤f5
                                                  ¦e1+ 45.¢g2 ¤e8 46.£d8 £b2+ 47.¢f3
36.£f2 [36.¥xf5 this wins a pawn but loses        £c3++−) 40.£h4 ¢f8 41.¤g3 ¥xg3 42.£xg3
36...£xf3 37.¤xg7 forced as alternatives lose     £f6 43.¥h5 ¦g7 44.£h3 ¢g8 45.¥g4 ¦f7
even faster a) 37.¥h7+ ¢h8 38.¤xg7 ¢xg7           46.£h5=]
39.¥e4 (39.£g6+ ¢h8 40.¦a1 £xd5 41.¥g8
£d4+ 42.¢g2 ¦f2+ 43.¢h3 £g7 44.£xg7+ ¢
xg7 45.¦a7 ¢xg8 46.¦xc7 ¦b2-+) 39...£e3+          39.gxf5 ¦h7 [If 39...£xb4 then 40.f4 in combi−
40.¢g2 ¤a6 41.¦b1 ¦f2+ 42.£xf2 £xe4+              nation with Qh4 generates good play for the
43.£f3 £xb1 44.£g4+ £g6 45.£d7+ £f7               pawn.]
46.£xb5 c3 47.£c4 (47.£xa6 £xd5+-+) 47...c2
48.£xc2 £xd5+ 49.¢h3 ¢f7-+;
                                                  40.¥g4 [40.f4 now fails to 40...£xh3]
b) 37.g4 ¦e8-+;
c) 37.¤f4 ¦xf5-+; 37...¢xg7 38.¦f1 £e3+ 39.¢
h1 ¤xd5 40.g4 ¦f6-+]                              40...£b2 41.¦d2 White must avoid the ex−
                                                  change of queens as an ending is more or less
                                                  lost for white [41.£xb2 ¥xb2 42.¤f4 c3
36...¥e5 [36...£xb4 37.¤xg7 ¢xg7 38.£d4+=;        (42...¥e5 43.¤g6++−) 43.¤d3 c2 44.¦d2
36...¥h6 37.f4 ¦f7 38.£e2÷]                       (44.¤xb2 cxd1£+ 45.¤xd1 ¤xd5-+; 44.¦g1
                                                  ¤xd5 45.¤xb2 ¤xb4 46.f6 ¦c7-+) 44...c1£+
                                                  45.¤xc1 ¥xc1 46.¦d3 ¥f4 47.h3 ¦e7-+]
37.¢h1 Removes the threats of Bd4(+) and
Qe3+, and allows white to attack on king−side
with chances of exploiting the g−file.            41...£b1+ [41...£xb4 42.f4 ¥c3 43.¦d1 £b2
                                                  44.£e3 ¦e7 45.£g3 b4 46.¥f3 ¥d4 47.f6=]
ICCF A MICI I SSUE 09, S EP /O CT 2007                                                    GAMES | P AGE 32

(Continued from page 31)                            £d2+-+]

42.¢g2 c3 43.¦a2 ¦xh5!? Obviously anlaysed
before−hand but played after only one days          48...£c2+
consideration−this is a mistake in practice as      [If 48...¢xh5 49.£h3+ ¢g6 50.£g3+ ¢h6
the position is incredibly complex. In fact white   (50...¢f7 51.£g8#; 50...¢f5 51.£g4#)
has a hidden resource here which took many          51.£h3+=]
hours to find. [43...£d1! in my opinion was a
better try at capitalising on blacks advantage.
44.f6 ¥d4 (44...¤xd5 45.¦a8+ ¢f7 46.£a7+            49.¢h1
mates; 44...£xd5 45.£c2 ¦h6 46.h3÷) 45.£g3
£g1+ 46.¢h3 £xg3+ (46...£f1+ 47.£g2 £d1             [Other king moves are no good as they block
48.£g3 repeats position) 47.¢xg3 ¤xd5               the g−file 49.¢g1 £c1+ (49...¢xh5 50.£h3+=)
48.¥e6 ¤c7 49.¤f4 ¥xf6 50.¥f5 ¦f7∓; 43...¥d4        50.¦e1 £g5 and wins.; or 49.¢f1 £d3+ 50.¢g2
appears strong but allows a rook sacrifice to       c2 51.¦e1 c1£ 52.¦xc1 £d2+-+]
force a draw via 44.¦a8+ ¤xa8 45.£xd4 £e1
46.£f6+ ¢g8 47.£d8+ ¢f7 48.£f6+= (48.£xa8
c2 49.£a7+= (49.£b7+ £e7-+) ) ]                     49...£c1+
                                                    [49...¢xh5 50.£h3+=; 49...£d1+ 50.¦e1 £d3
                                                    (50...c2 51.£g6#) 51.¦g1+−]

                                                    50.¦e1 £g5
                                                    [50...£c2 51.¦g1+−]

                                                    51.¥g4 ¤f4
                                                    [51...¤xb4 52.£xd6=; 51...c2 looks a winner but
                                                    again white has unexpected resources and this
                                                    is where black went wrong in his analysis back
                                                    at move 34. 52.h4 £xh4+ (52...£f4 53.£xf4+
                                                    ¤xf4 54.¦c1+− now possible as no Ne2+.)
                                                    53.£xh4+ ¥xh4 54.¦c1 ¤e3 (54...¤xb4 55.¥f5
                                                    d5 56.¢g2 ¥g5 57.¦xc2 ¤xc2 58.¥xc2 ¢g7
                                                    59.¥b3 d4 60.¢g3 d3 61.f4 ¥e7 62.¢f3 ¥b4
                                                    63.¢e3 d2 64.¢e2=) 55.¥e6 d5 56.¥xd5 ¤xd5
                                                    57.¦xc2 ¥e7 58.¦d2 ¤c3 (58...¤xb4 59.¦d7
                                                    ¥f6 60.¦b7 ¤d3 61.¦xb5) 59.¦d4 and white
44.¥xh5 ¤xd5 45.¦a8+ ¢g7 46.f6+!                    draws as black cannot win the b4 pawn without
The surprise saving idea which is to force black    losing the b5 pawn in return.]
to clear the e−file from which whites rook can
reach the g−file and generate unexpected play.
                                                    [But not 52.¦e8 when the black pawns easily
46...¥xf6 [46...¤xf6 47.¦a7+=]                      outweight whites extra material 52...d5 53.¦c8
                                                    d4 54.¦c5 ¥e5 55.¦xb5 c2 56.¦c5 d3 57.£f2
47.£g3+ ¢h6 48.¦e8!
[48.£xd6 throws away the draw as follows
48...¤e3+ 49.¢f2 £f1+ 50.¢xe3 £e1+ 51.¢f4           52...¤e2
ICCF A MICI I SSUE 09, S EP /O CT 2007                                                    GAMES | P AGE 33

(Continued from page 32)                          58.¦d1 c2 59.¦xd2 c1£+ 60.¦d1 £e3

                                                  58.¦f1 ½ - ½
                                                  Here black gave up trying to win the position.

[52...¤d3 53.¦xc3 ¥xc3 54.£xd6+ £g6
55.£xg6+ ¢xg6 56.¥d7 ¥xb4 57.¥xb5=]

53.£h3+ ¢g7
54.f4! Another line opening pawn sacrifice

                                                  His chance of a GM norm had disappeared
54...¤xf4 [54...£xf4 55.¦f1 c2 56.¥xe2 c1£        when he had to resign one other game and
57.¦xc1 £xc1+ 58.¢g2=]                            there was also a realisation that this position
                                                  would soon end up completely level.

55.£g3 ¢h6
                                                  Some sample lines are: 58.¦f1 ¥e5 a) 58...c2
If 55...¤d5 there would follow 56.¦g1 again
                                                  59.¦c1 ¤d5 60.¥g2 £h5 61.¥f3 £f5=; b)
generating play on the g−file 56...¤xb4 (56...¢
                                                  58...¤g6 59.¥g2 £e5 (59...£xf1+ 60.¥xf1 c2
f8 57.£xd6++−; 56...¢g8 57.¥e6++−; 56...¢h8
                                                  61.£e3+ ¢g7 62.£d2+−) 60.£g4 d5 61.£f3
57.£xd6+−) 57.£xd6 c2 (57...£d5+ 58.¥f3+)
                                                  ¥e7 62.£xd5 ¥xb4 63.£xe5 ¤xe5 64.¥e4=;
58.£c7+ ¢h6 59.¥f3 £f5 (59...£xg1+ 60.¢xg1
                                                  59.¥c6 £g6 a) 59...c2 60.£g5+ £xg5 61.hxg5+
¥b2 61.£d6+ ¢g7 62.£e7++−) 60.¦f1 ¥b2
                                                  ¢g7 62.¦c1 (62.¥xb5 ¥b2-+) 62...¤d3 63.¦xc2
61.£d6+ £f6 62.£d2+ £g5 63.£d6+=]
                                                  ¤xb4 64.¦c1 ¥f4 65.¦f1 ¤xc6 66.¦xf4 b4
                                                  67.¦f6=; b) 59...¤e2 60.£e3+ ¥f4 61.£xe2
 56.h4 £d5+ [56...£e5 57.¦xc3 £xc3                £h3+ 62.¢g1 ¥e3+ (62...£g3+ 63.£g2 ¥e3+
(57...£e4+ 58.¦f3 ¥e5 59.¥d7 ¤g6 60.£g4           64.¢h1 £xh4+ 65.£h2 £xh2+ 66.¢xh2 c2
£c2±) 58.£xf4+ ¢g7 59.£xd6=]                      67.¥xb5 c1£ 68.¦xc1 ¥xc1 69.¥d3 d5 70.¢g3
                                                  ¥e3 71.b5=) 63.¦f2 £g3+ 64.¢f1 £xf2+
                                                  (64...¥xf2 65.£e6+ ¢h5 66.£f5+ ¢xh4
57.¥f3 £f5 [57...£e5 58.¦xc3 £xc3 59.£xf4+        67.£f6+=) 65.£xf2 ¥xf2 66.¢e2 c2=; 60.£xg6+
¢g7 60.h5 £e5 61.h6+ ¢h8 62.£xe5 dxe5             ¢xg6 61.¢g1 ¥d4+ 62.¢h2 d5 63.¥xb5 ¥e5
63.¢g2 ¥e7 64.¥e2 ¥xb4 65.¥xb5=; 57...£d2         64.¢g1 ¥d4+=] ½-½
ICCF A MICI I SSUE 09, S EP /O CT 2007                                                               N EW P RODUCTS | P AGE 34

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ICCF A MICI I SSUE 09, S EP /O CT 2007                                                                   N EW P RODUCTS | P AGE 35

                                         Perfect Your Chess                                   Chess Explained: The
                                         Author: Andrei Volokitin                             Meran Semi-Slav
                                         & Vladimir Grabinsky                                 Reinaldo Vera
                                         Publisher: Gambit Books                              Publisher: Gambit Books
                                         www.gambitbooks.com/                                 www.gambitbooks.com/

                            The core material of the                                             Chess Explained books
                            book is 375 positions                                                provide an understanding
                            where the reader is given                                            of an opening and the
                            a task or asked a ques-                                              middlegames to which it
                            tion. These tasks resem-                                             leads, enabling you to
                            ble those that players                                               find the right moves and
                            regularly face over the                                              plans in your own games.
board, and are especially useful from a training                    It is as if you were sitting at the board with a chess
viewpoint. Sometimes we are told we need to find                    coach answering your questions about the plans
a combination, but often the task is simply to de-                  for both sides, the ideas behind particular moves,
cide on a move. It is for us to determine whether to                and what specific knowledge you need to have.
play quietly or stake everything on a sacrificial at-                    Belying its solid classical appearance, the Semi-
tack!                                                               Slav is one of Black's most aggressive responses
    The examples are all from recent years, and so                  when White opens with the queen's pawn. The
even the most zealous reader of chess literature                    Meran is its traditional main line, and often leads to
will have seen few of them previously. Many of the                  chaotic positions of immense strategic and tactical
positions are from Volokitin's own games, so we                     richness. This is territory where the player who is
get the 'inside story' on some truly spectacular                    better prepared and has a superior 'feel' for the nu-
chess. We are also presented with fine examples                     ances will typically emerge victorious, even against
from Grabinsky's training files, carefully collected                a stronger opponent. Vera draws upon decades of
and graded over the years for their instructive                     personal experience to explain the underlying logic
merit. The commentaries and detailed solutions                      of the Meran and related lines, and to pick out the
explain the key issues in each position, and also                   key features of positions that to the untrained eye
convey the authors' philosophy of chess and their                   might appear random and unfathomable. In addi-
love for the game.                                                  tion to discussing all major lines after 5 e3, Vera
    Grandmaster Andrei Volokitin was born in 1986                   also covers many subtle issues of move-order,
in Lvov. In 2004, he won the Ukrainian Champion-                    which are of great importance when trying to steer
ship and was a member of the team that won the                      the game into the desired channels.
Chess Olympiad in Calvia. In the January 2005 rat-                       Reinaldo Vera comes from Cuba and has been a
ing list he was, at age 18, placed in the world's top               grandmaster since 1988. He has won the Cuban
20 for the first time. He has won many prizes in jun-               Championship on two occasions and was a mem-
ior championships and major international events.                   ber of the Cuban national team for more than two
    International Master Vladimir Grabinsky is the                  decades. Vera graduated from Havana University,
coach of the Ukrainian youth team. In addition to                   and has written for many chess magazines, includ-
Volokitin, his pupils include several other players                 ing New in Chess, Jaque and Peon de Rey. He is also a
who have achieved international titles at an early                  FIDE Senior Trainer, and the coach of the Cuban
age.                                                                team.
    Download a pdf file with a sample from the                           Download a pdf file with a sample from the
book.                                                               book.
ICCF A MICI I SSUE 09, S EP /O CT 2007                                                        A MICI R EVIEW | P AGE 36

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ICCF A MICI I SSUE 09, S EP /O CT 2007                                                                          R ESULTS | P AGE 38


XVII World Ch. Final                                             XXIII World Ch. Candidates
134. Glatt ½ Danek. Vukcevic ½ Voyna. Final result: 
Voyna 7/16. Still one game (Vukcevic‐Gallinnis) in pro‐          XXI World Ch. Candidates
                                                                 S1  66. Alexa 0 Stephan. Final results: J.Stephan 7/12 and 
                                                                 qualification to the world final, Alexa 3/12. The section is 
XX World Ch. Final
                                                                 S4  5½. Gaprindashvili 1 Teichmann, 0 Finocchiaro. Still 3 
89. Toro ½ Hafner. M.Hafner - SIM-result. 90. Tochacek 0 Sol-
                                                                 games in progress. Final results: Finocchiaro 7/10 and 
tau, 91. Toro 0 Herbrechtsmeier, 92. Bross ½ Zilberberg. Final
                                                                 qualification to the world final, Teichmann 5/10.   
results: Soltau 8, Tochacek 6,5 , Herbrechtsmeier 5/14. 93.
Zilberberg ½ Brookes. 12 games still in progress.                 
                                                                 XXV World Ch. Candidates
XXI World Ch. Final                                              S1 73. Pezzica ½ Demetrio, 74. Kangur 1 Baiocchi. Final
82/3. Busemann 1 Joao, ½ van Unen, 84. van Oosterom 1            results: G.Pezzica 6/12, G.Baiocchi 3/12. G.Pezzica - SIM-
                                                                 result.  75. Stephan ½ Demetrio. Final result: U.Stephan 
Branding, 85/6. Walsh ½ Nimtz, Joao, 87/8. Rakay 0 
Nickel, Ugge, 89. Nickel ½ Ugge. Final results: A.Ugge           7,5/12 and qualification to the world final. 76. Kangur ½ 
8,5/14, H.van Unen 7,5/14, both GM‐results.  90. Bjuhr 0         Demetrio. Final result: Kangur 4,5/12.  77. Demetrio ½ 
                                                                 Lorentzen. Final result: Demetrio 5,5/12.  1 game 
van Oosterom, 91. Walsh ½ Nickel. Mr. Joop van 
Oosterom became the new world champion of 21. edi‐               (Lorentzen‐Lybin) still in progress. 
tion.  Rakay ½ Nimtz, 0 Walsh, 94/6. Bjuhr ½ nNimtz, Sol‐        S3  Still 7 games in progress. 
tau, Busemann. 
Final result: van Oosterom 10/14   
                                                                 XXVI World Ch. Candidates
                                                                 S1  49/50. Schinke ½ Weber, Eiben, 51/3. Giuliani 1 Isig‐
XXI World Ch. Candidates                                         keit, Karkuth, ½ Schroeder, 54/5. Eiben, Verhoef 0 Anto‐
S4  53. Szafraniec 0 Schroeder. Final result: Schroeder          nenko, 56. Csjernyik 0 Schroeder. 57/8. Schroeder, 
4,5/10. 2 games still in progress.                               Karkuth 1 Verhoef. 59. Csjernyik 1 Amann, 60. Glaser 1 
                                                                 Verhoef, 6½. Schinke ½ Schroeder, Antonenko. Final re‐
                                                                 sult: Antonenko 6,5/12.  63/4. Verhoef, Amann ½ Weber, 
                                                                                                          (Continued on page 39)
ICCF A MICI I SSUE 09, S EP /O CT 2007                                                                             R ESULTS | P AGE 39

(Continued from page 38)                     13/4. Gaujens, Wunderlich ½ Tie‐             Board 3 
                                             mann, 15/7. Turgut 1 Barnsley, Loh‐          23. Teichmann  1  Merilo,  24. Rho‐
65/6. Glaser 1, Isigkeit 0                   mann, ½ Wunderlich.                          des  1  Knol. 25. Teichmann  1  Fri‐
Schinke. Final result: Isigkeit  4/12.                                                    jling,  26. Teichmann  ½  Alexandre 
                                                                                          Bisquert.  27. Teichmann  1  Palmo,  
S2  62/4. Holmberg ½ Malyshev, Vet‐
                                             S2  3/5. De Jong ½ Norrelykke,               28. Rhodes  1  Teichmann,  29. Balta  
ter, 0 Stull (etl), 65/6. Ruggeri 
                                             Povchanic, Isaev, 6/7. Isaev ½ Serner,       0  Teichmann. 30. Balta  0  Frijling,  
Laderchi 1 Cuno, ½ Vetter, 66. Spitz ½ 
                                             Lounek, 8. Serner ½ Lounek..                 31. Merilo  1  Alexandre Bisquert,  32. 
Olofson. Final results: Ruggeri 
                                                                                          Alexandre Bisquert  0  Palmo, 33. 
Laderchi 6/12, Vetter 4,5/12. 68.             
                                                                                          Tereyla  1  Thorsteinsson/Elison,  34. 
Holmberg ½ Spitz. Final result: Spitz 
                                             S3  1. Cardelli ½ Noble. 2. Cardelli ½       Tereyla  ½  Rhodes. 
5,5/12.   69. Martin Clemente 1 Holm‐
                                             Wiacek. 3/4. Wiacek 1 Glazman, ½ 
berg. 70/1. Cuno ½ Latronico, Holm‐                                                       Board 4 
                                             Grigoryev, 5/7. Glazman, Novak, 
berg. Final result: Holmberg 5/12.                                                        18. Boada llombart  1  de Beer. 19. 
                                             Grigoryev 1 Brandhorst. 
                                                                                          Nicholson  1  Hang,  20. de Beer  0  
S3  35. Krajnc ½ Pedersen (from FEB 
                                                                                          Nicholson,  21. Velker  1  de Beer,  
07), 36. Dolgov ½ Pugh. 37/9. Ka‐
                                                                                          22. Nicholson  1  Raivio. SIM result:  
racsony ½ Nilsson, Pedersen, Jacot,          Olympiad XVI - Preliminaries
                                                                                          Nicholson  (ENG)   7/8  23. Raivio  1  
40/2. Jacot ½ Pedersen, Olofson, 
                                             Section 1                                    de Beer.  24. Raivio  1  Velker,  25. 
Pugh, 43. Krajnc 1 Bokar (etl.), 44. 
                                                                                          Kristoffel  0  Hang,  26. Boulkal  1  
Nilsson ½ Dolgov. 45. Barnsley ½             Board 1  
Schoen, 46/7. Savchur 1 Del Vecchio,         40. Zmokly  1  Gilimshin,  41. Turati  
½ Jacot, 48. Nilsson ½ Del Vecchio.          1  Gilimshin,  42. Zmokly  1  Tórtora.       Section 3 
                                             43. Gilimshin  0  Ryan,  44. Gilimshin  
S4  54/5. de Groot 0, Joppich ½                                                           Board 1 
                                             0  Tórtora,  45. Chatterjee/Khan  1  
Brooks, 56. Glazman ½ Kitson. 57/8.                                                       34. Kubach  ½  Lanc.  35. Carlsson  ½  
Dronov ½ Fenwick, Cardelli, 59. Fen‐                                                      Piculjan,  36. Beecham  ½  Lanc,  37. 
wick 1 Tienhoven, 60/2. Brooks 1             Board 2                                      Oates  0  Roose,  38. Roose  1  Ku‐
Kitson, Tienhoven, ½ Glazman. 63.            44. Lubas  ½  Dell’Isola. 45. Dell’Isola     bach.  39. Beecham  1  Roose.  
Glazman 1 Tienhoven, 64/5. Siigur ½          ½  Dijon,  46. Rozenberg  1  Dijon. 
                                                                                          Board 2 
Dronov, Kitson. 66. Turkov ½ Brooks, 
                                             Board 3                                      17. Hase  1  Barber,  18. Krecak  1  
67/8. Dronov 1 Glazman, ½ Tienho‐
                                             35. Schön  ½  Kashlyak. 36. Dothan  1        Mackintosh. 19. Weisskohl  ½  Mack‐
ven. Final result: Glazman 7/12. 
                                             Kashlyak (2.etl),  37. Svenneby  ½           intosh,  20. Mackintosh  ½  Auzins,  
S5  6. Pauwels ½ Munoz Moreno, 7/8.          Schön.  38. Svenneby  0  Dothan.  39.        21. Auzins  ½  Marczell.  22. 
Grabner ½ Joao, 0 Pauwels, 9. Serban         Schön  1  Hutya.                             Weisskohl  1  Ottevaere  23. Marczell  
½ Rydholm, 10/1. Winkler, Olesen ½                                                        1  Weisskohl,  24. Barber  0  
                                             Board 4 
Hiltunen. 12/3. Ruch, Olesen ½ Grab‐                                                      Marczell,  25. Barber  0  Krecak. 
                                             47. Fayne  ½  Popov  48. Fayne  0  
ner, 14. Pauwels 0 Winkler, 15. Ruch 
                                             Danzanvilliers,  49. Danzanvilliers  0       Board 3 
½ Rydholm. 16/8. Munoz Moreno 1 
                                             Farkas,  50 Nowak  ½  Danzanvilliers,        31. Söderberg  1  Holzmueller. 32. 
Hiltunen, ½ Olesen, Mraz, 19. Cavajda 
                                             51. Mandviwala  0  Nowak.  52.               Huybrecht  ½  Holzmueller,  33. 
½ Grabner. 20/1. Munoz Moreno ½ 
                                             Glazman  1  Danzanvilliers.                  Malác  0  Rummele,  34. Zivkovic  0  
Cavajda, Joao, 22/3. Olesen, Pau‐
wels ½ Serban, 24. Winkler ½ Ruch.            
                                                                                          Board 4 
                                             Section 2 
                                                                                          25. Cavajda  ½  Borwell,  26. Beth  0  
                                             Board 1 
XXVII World Ch. Candidates                                                                Burghoff.  
                                             34. García Corada  ½  Dobrei/Berecz,  
S1  1/3. Barnsley ½ Dudyev, Lohmann,         35. Dobrei/Berecz  ½  Kangur. 36. 
Tiemann, 4. Patrici ½ Tiemann. 5/7.          Dobrei/Berecz  ½  Kitson.  37. Do‐
                                                                                          World Cup XII Postal Semi-Final
Tiemann ½ Dudyev, Lohmann, Seve‐             brei/Berecz  ½  Moucka,  38. Vlas‐
cek, 8. Patrici ½ Barnsley.   9. Barnsley    veld  1  Gorokhovsky.                        S01: 
½ Gaujens, 10. Patrici ½ Dudyev.  
                                             Board 2                                      61.Schneider 1 Ryška; 62.Funke ½ 
½. Norrelykke ½ Isaev, Serner 1½.            31. Panman  1  Kolk.  32. Espejo             Tórtora; 63.Ryška 0 Serner. 
Lohmann, Patrici ½ Martin Clemente,          Hava  1  Kemp.                                                   (Continued on page 40)
ICCF A MICI I SSUE 09, S EP /O CT 2007                                                                    R ESULTS | P AGE 40

(Continued from page 39)                 Carlsen ½ Teimer; 60. Vavrla ½          Lubas; 37. Fred 0 Shane; 38. Lambert 
                                         Barreras Garcia; 61. Ruggieri 1         ½ Enescu; 39. Enescu ½ Proof; 40. 
S02:                                     Vavrla;                                 Proof ½ Lambert; 
No new results. 
                                         S02(WS)  48. Atakişi 0 De Carlos        S06(WS)  09. Marchisotti ½ Karg; 10. 
S03 (played by Email):                   Arregui; 49. Petrolo ½ Atakişi; 50.     Siigur ½ Schevchenko; 11. Karg ½ 
No new results.                          Hofer ½ Horváth; 51. Petrolo 1          Werner; 12. Sochor ½ Werner; 13. 
                                         Zawadka (ETL);                          Ciucurel R. Sorin ½ Karg; 14. Skeels ½ 
                                                                                 Kolehmainen; 15. Siigur ½ Werner; 
62.Welzenheimer 1 Krečak; 63.Keuter      S03(WS)  49.Millstone ½ 
                                                                                 16. Werner ½ Marchisotti; 
1 Baldomero                              Hinterberger; 50. Trumpf  0 Mercedal 
                                         Benejam; 51. Ponomarev ½                S07(WS)  09. Moreira ½ Cimicki; 10. 
                                         Millstone; 52. Ponomarev ½              Vlasveld ½ Moreira; 11. Vlasveld 0 
No new results.. 
                                         Szczepanski; 53. Trumpf 0 Vozda; 54.    Thomsen; 12. Vlasveld ½ Neuer; 13. 
                                         Ponomarjov 0 Baklanov (ETL); 55.        Karasalo ½ Neuer; 14. Anderson 0 
                                         Baklanov 1 Millstone; 56. Bobrov ½      Karasalo; 15. Anderson ½ Vlasveld; 
World Cup XII Final (Email)
                                         Mercedal Benejam; 57. Karachurin 1      16. Karasalo ½ Lobner; 17. Moreira 1 
75.Hellström 1 Burmester.                Hinterberger;                           Anderson; 18. Cimicki ½ Karasalo; 19. 
                                                                                 Karasalo ½ Thomsen; 20. Thomsen 1 
                                         S04(WS)  42. Pheby ½ Bellmann; 43. 
                                                                                 Hayakawa; 21. Moreira ½ Karasalo; 
                                         Rattinger 1 Bley; 44. Rudyak 1 Gysi; 
World Championship Semifinal 2006/
                                         45. Winkler 1 Pheby; 46. Winkler ½      S08(WS)  05. Genga ½ Popelka; 06. 
01, WCCC30SF02-08(WS)
                                         Castellano; 47. Korze 1 Bley; 48.       Mehlhorn ½ Genga; 07. Genga ½ 
S01  50. Souza ½ Vavrla; 51. Teimer ½    Oikamo 1 Korze; 49. Pheby ½ Bley;       Pierzak; 08. Bos ½ Peschardt; 09. 
Arnold; 52. Arnold ½ Souza; 53.                                                  Pierzak ½ Mehlhorn; 10. Mannermaa 
Ruggieri 0 Arnold; 54. Carlsen 0         S05(WS)  31. Romitsin ½ Lang; 32. 
                                                                                 ½ Bos; 
Barreras; 55. Teimer 1 Vavrla; 56.       Lubas ½ Kunzelmann; 33. Romitsin ½ 
Behling ½ Teimer; 57. Ruggieri 1 
                                         Rakay; 34. Sorenfors 1 Enescu; 35. 
                                         Sorenfors 0 Ljubicic; 36. Rakay ½ 
Carlsen; 58. Schmidt 1  Carlsen; 59. 


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ICCF A MICI I SSUE 09, S EP /O CT 2007                                                      N EW P RODUCTS | P AGE 41

From Luz Marina Tinjaca                                 Ng6 20.Qd2 Rd8 21.h3 Bc8 22.Bg3 Nf4 23.Bd1 Rdf8
                                                        24.Re1 Rf5 25.Re3 b6 1/2
The tournament is organised by the The Czech
Correspondence Chess Association, the tourna-
ment director is Zdenek Nyvlt.
                                                        (4) Morais,Gustavo (POR) (2376) -
GM‐B: 03. Crosstable                                    Prokopp,Heinz (GER) (2427) [C18]
Jandek ½ Prokopp; 04. Morais 1 Prokopp; 05. Pro‐        3.Foglar veterans - GM-B, 2007
kopp ½ Borroni; 06. Isigkeit ½ Borroni; 07. Morais 0    1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.a3 Bxc3+
Jandek; 08. Kurylo ½ Jandek;                            6.bxc3 Ne7 7.Qg4 Qc7 8.Qxg7 Rg8 9.Qxh7 cxd4
                                                        10.Ne2 dxc3 11.f4 b6 12.Ng3 Qc5 13.Nh5 Rf8
                                                        14.Nf6+ Kd8 15.g4 Nec6 16.h4 Nd7 17.Nxd7 Kxd7
SIM‐A: Crosstable                                       18.Qd3 Bb7 19.Rh3 d4 20.h5 Rh8 21.Be3 Kc7 22.Bf2
01. Miciak ½ Leroy; 02. Ryska ½ Glaser; 03. Miciak 1    Rag8 23.Be2 Qd5 24.Rd1 Qg2 25.Rh4 Qd5 26.Qc4
Glaser; 04. Glembek ½ Bucek; 05. Glaser ½               Qe4 27.Bxd4 Kb8 28.Bf2 Qxc2 29.Rh3 Rc8 30.Rxc3
Glembek; 06. Anderson ½ Glaser; 07. Bucek ½             Nd4 31.Qxc8+ Rxc8 32.Rxc2 Nxc2+ 33.Kf1 Nxa3
Glaser; 08. Bucek ½ Miciak; 09. Glembek ½ Miciak;       34.g5 Be4 35.h6 b5 36.Bh5 1–0
10. Timokhovich 1 Glaser; 
SIM‐B: 01. Crosstable                                    (5) Prokopp,Heinz (GER) (2427) - Borroni,Enrico
Maksimov 1 Brousek; 02. Vasile ½ Christiansen; 03.      (ITA) (2393) [B19]
Maksimov 0 Nocci;                                       3.Foglar veterans - GM-B, 2007
                                                        1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Bf5 5.Ng3 Bg6
SIM-C: Crosstable                                       6.h4 h6 7.Nf3 Nd7 8.h5 Bh7 9.Bd3 Bxd3 10.Qxd3 e6
                                                        11.Bd2 Ngf6 12.0–0–0 Be7 13.Ne4 Nxe4 14.Qxe4
01. Janosi ½ Kasik; 02. Grabner 1 Janosi; 03.           Nf6 15.Qe2 Qd5 16.c4 Qe4 17.Qxe4 Nxe4 18.Be3 0–
Quattrocchi ½ Janosi; 04. Grabner 1 Kasik; 05.          0 19.Ne5 Rfd8 20.g4 c5 21.f3 cxd4 22.Rxd4 Rxd4
Quatrtrocchi ½ Shapiro; 06. Koch ½ Grabner; 07.         23.Bxd4 Ng5 24.Rf1 Rc8 25.b3 Rd8 26.Bc3 f6 27.Ng6
Novak ½ Janosi; 08. Grabner ½ Zundel; 09. Grabner       Kf7 28.Kc2 Bd6 29.b4 b6 30.a3 Bc7 31.Bd2 Ke8
½ Shapiro; 10. Kasik ½ Schwarz; 11. Quattrocchi ½       32.Be3 Kf7 33.c5 Ke8 34.f4 Ne4 35.c6 Rd5 36.Re1
Zundel; 12. Pecka ½ Quattrocchi; 13. Vrbica ½           Nd6 37.a4 a6 38.Bf2 Kf7 1/2
Janosi; 14. Schwarz ½ Quattrocchi; 15. Janosi ½
Colucci; 16. Zundel ½ Janosi; 17. Vrbica ½ Kasik; 18.
Quattrocchi ½ Vrbica; 19. Grabner 1 Vrbica; 20.         (6) Isigkeit,Hans-Jurgen (GER) (2438) -
Colucci ½ Quatrucchi;                                   Borroni,Enrico (ITA) (2393) [D15]
                                                        3.Foglar veterans - GM-B, 2007
                                                         1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 a6 5.c5 Nbd7 6.Bf4
(3) Jandek,Stefan (CZE) (2439) - Prokopp,Heinz          Nh5 7.Bd2 Nhf6 8.e3 e5 9.Nxe5 Nxe5 10.dxe5 Nd7
(GER) (2427) [C18]                                      11.Na4 Nxc5 12.Nxc5 Bxc5 13.Rc1 Qe7 14.Bd3 Bb4
3.Foglar veterans - GM-B, 2007                          15.f4 0–0 16.0–0 Bxd2 17.Qxd2 f6 18.Qc2 g6 19.e4
                                                        fxe5 20.exd5 cxd5 21.fxe5 Bd7 22.Qc3 Rac8 1/2
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.a3 Bxc3+
6.bxc3 Ne7 7.Qg4 0–0 8.Bd3 f5 9.exf6 Rxf6 10.Bg5
Rf7 11.Qh5 g6 12.Qd1 Nbc6 13.Nf3 Qf8 14.0–0 c4
                                                                                          (Continued on page 42)
15.Be2 h6 16.Bc1 Qg7 17.a4 Bd7 18.Ba3 g5 19.Bd6
ICCF A MICI I SSUE 09, S EP /O CT 2007                                                   N EW P RODUCTS | P AGE 42

(Continued from page 41)                              (2) Ryska,Jiri (CZE) (2257) - Glaser,Karel (CZE)
                                                     (2165) [D49]
 (7) Morais,Gustavo (POR) (2376) -
                                                     3.Foglar veterans - SIM-A, 2007
Jandek,Stefan (CZE) (2439) [B90]
                                                     1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.Nc3 c6 5.e3 Nbd7 6.Bd3
3.Foglar veterans - GM-B, 2007                       dxc4 7.Bxc4 b5 8.Bd3 a6 9.e4 c5 10.e5 cxd4 11.Nxb5
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6       Nxe5 12.Nxe5 axb5 13.Bxb5+ Bd7 14.Nxd7 Qa5+
6.Rg1 b5 7.g4 Bb7 8.Bg2 e6 9.g5 Nfd7 10.f4 Nc6       15.Bd2 Qxb5 16.Nxf6+ gxf6 17.a4 Qe5+ 18.Kf1 Rb8
11.a3 Be7 12.h4 0–0 13.Be3 Na5 14.Bf1 Nb6 15.Qe2     19.Qf3 Rxb2 20.Qa8+ Ke7 21.Qa7+ Ke8 22.Qa8+ Ke7
d5 16.exd5 Nxd5 17.Nxd5 Bxd5 18.0–0–0 b4             23.Qa7+ 1/2
19.axb4 Bxb4 20.Bg2 Rb8 21.Bxd5 Qxd5 22.b3
Nxb3+ 23.Nxb3 Ba3+ 24.Kb1 Rxb3+ 25.cxb3 Qxb3+
26.Ka1 Qc3+ 27.Ka2 Qa5 28.Bb6 Qxb6 29.Qe5 Qb4         (3) Miciak,Emanuel (SVK) (2372) - Glaser,Karel
30.Rg3 Rc8 31.Qe2 Bc1 32.Rgd3 Qa5+ 33.Kb1 Qb6+       (CZE) (2165) [D43]
34.Ka1 Bxf4 35.Qb2 Qa5+ 36.Qa2 Be5+ 37.Kb1           3.Foglar veterans - SIM-A, 2007
Qb4+ 38.Qb3 Qe4 39.Rc1 Rxc1+ 40.Kxc1 h6
41.gxh6 gxh6 42.Qa3 a5 43.Rd8+ Kh7 44.Qd3 Qxd3       1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.Nc3 c6 5.Bg5 h6 6.Bh4
45.Rxd3 h5 46.Re3 Bf4 0–1                            dxc4 7.e4 g5 8.Bg3 b5 9.Be2 Bb7 10.h4 g4 11.Ne5
                                                     h5 12.0–0 Be7 13.f3 Rh7 14.fxg4 hxg4 15.Bxg4 b4
                                                     16.Nxf7 Kxf7 17.e5 bxc3 18.exf6 Bxf6 19.bxc3 Nd7
 (8) Kurylo,Ryszard (LTU) (2394) - Jandek,Stefan     20.Qf3 1–0
(CZE) (2439) [C92]
3.Foglar veterans - GM-B, 2007                        (4) Glembek,Bohumir (CZE) (2189) - Bucek,Jiri
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0–0 Be7       (CZE) (2370) [E48]
6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 0–0 8.c3 d6 9.h3 Bb7 10.d4 Re8        3.Foglar veterans - SIM-A, 2007
11.Nbd2 Bf8 12.a4 h6 13.d5 Nb8 14.Nh2 Nbd7
15.Ng4 Nxg4 16.hxg4 Nc5 17.axb5 axb5 18.Rxa8         1.d4 e6 2.c4 Nf6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e3 0–0 5.Bd3 d5
Qxa8 19.Bc2 c6 20.b4 Nd7 21.dxc6 Bxc6 22.Nf1 Nb6     6.Nge2 dxc4 7.Bxc4 e5 8.0–0 Nc6 9.a3 Bd6 10.Nb5
23.g5 hxg5 24.Bxg5 Re6 25.Nd2 Rg6 26.Qh5 Nc4         a6 11.Nxd6 Qxd6 12.dxe5 Qxe5 13.Nd4 Bd7 14.Nf3
27.Nxc4 bxc4 28.g3 Qa3 29.Rc1 Be7 30.Bd2 Qa8         Qh5 15.Nd4 Qh4 16.b3 Rad8 17.Bb2 Ne5 18.Nf3
31.Qe2 Bd8 32.Qxc4 Bb6 33.Qe2 Rxg3+ 1/2              Nxf3+ 19.Qxf3 Bc6 20.Bxf6 gxf6 21.Qg3+ Qxg3
                                                     22.hxg3 Rd2 1/2

(1) Miciak,Emanuel (SVK) (2372) -
Leroy,Jacques (BEL) (2386) [D58]                      (5) Glaser,Karel (CZE) (2165) - Glembek,Bohumir
                                                     (CZE) (2189) [B03]
3.Foglar veterans - SIM-A, 2007
                                                     3.Foglar veterans - SIM-A, 2007
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.Nc3 Be7 5.Bg5 0–0 6.e3
h6 7.Bh4 b6 8.Bd3 Bb7 9.0–0 Nbd7 10.Qe2 c5           1.e4 Nf6 2.e5 Nd5 3.d4 d6 4.c4 Nb6 5.f4 dxe5 6.fxe5
11.Bg3 cxd4 12.exd4 dxc4 13.Bxc4 a6 14.a4 Re8        g6 7.Nc3 Bg7 8.Nf3 c5 9.d5 Bg4 10.Bf4 N8d7 11.Qe2
15.Rfd1 Nh5 16.d5 exd5 17.Bxd5 Nxg3 18.hxg3          e6 12.d6 0–0 13.0–0–0 g5 14.Bg3 f5 15.exf6 Qxf6
Bxd5 19.Nxd5 Bc5 20.Qc2 a5 21.Qf5 Nf6 22.Nxf6+       16.Re1 Bf5 17.h3 Rae8 18.Qd2 Bh6 19.Ne5 Nxe5
1/2                                                  20.Bxe5 g4 21.Bxf6 Bxd2+ 22.Kxd2 Rxf6 23.Re5 Rd8
                                                     24.Rxc5 gxh3 25.Ke3 Rxd6 26.gxh3 Rd8 27.Be2 Rg6
                                                     28.a4 Rg3+ 29.Kf2 Rg7 30.Rg1 Rxg1 31.Kxg1 Rc8
                                                     32.Rxc8+ Nxc8 33.h4 b6 34.b4 Kf7 1/2

                                                                                        (Continued on page 43)
ICCF A MICI I SSUE 09, S EP /O CT 2007                                                 N EW P RODUCTS | P AGE 43

(Continued from page 42)                             15.e4 Ne5 16.Be3 b5 17.b4 Rd8 18.Bc5 Rxd1+
                                                     19.Rxd1 Qe8 20.a4 Nxf3+ 21.Qxf3 Be5 22.Qd3 Bb7
(6) Anderson,Brian W. (NZL) (2346) -                 23.axb5 axb5 24.f3 Bc6 25.Bd4 Rd8 26.Qe3 Bxd4
Glaser,Karel (CZE) (2165) [C99]                      27.Rxd4 e5 28.Rxd8 Qxd8 29.Kf1 Nd7 30.Nd1 Qc7
                                                     31.Qc3 Nf8 32.Bb3 Qd6 33.Ne3 Bd7 34.g3 Ne6
3.Foglar veterans - SIM-A, 2007
                                                     35.Nf5 Qc7 36.Qxc7 Nxc7 37.Nd6 Be8 38.Nxe8 Nxe8
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0–0 Be7       39.Ke2 1/2
6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 d6 8.c3 0–0 9.h3 Na5 10.Bc2 c5
11.d4 Qc7 12.Nbd2 cxd4 13.cxd4 Nc6 14.Nb3 a5
15.Be3 a4 16.Nbd2 Bd7 17.Rc1 Qb7 18.Qe2 Rfc8         (10) Timokhovich,Nikolai N. (RUS) (2345) -
19.Bb1 Bd8 20.Bd3 Ba5 21.d5 Nb4 22.Bb1 Na6           Glaser,Karel (CZE) (2165) [C68]
23.Red1 Bb6 24.Bg5 Bd8 25.Nf1 h6 26.Bd2 b4           3.Foglar veterans - SIM-A, 2007
27.Ng3 b3 28.a3 Rxc1 29.Rxc1 Rc8 30.Bc3 Qa7
31.Nd2 1/2                                           1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Bxc6 dxc6 5.0–0 Qd6
                                                     6.Na3 b5 7.c3 c5 8.Nc2 Ne7 9.a4 Rb8 10.axb5 axb5
                                                     11.d4 cxd4 12.cxd4 exd4 13.Ncxd4 c5 14.Nxb5
                                                     Qxd1 15.Nc7+ Kd8 16.Rxd1+ Kxc7 17.Bf4+ Kb7
                                                     18.Bxb8 Kxb8 19.Ne5 Ng6 20.Nxf7 Rg8 21.Rd8 Kc7
 (7) Bucek,Jiri (CZE) (2370) - Glaser,Karel (CZE)
                                                     22.Re8 Bb7 23.Nd8 Kd7 24.Rxf8 Rxf8 25.Nxb7 Kc7
(2165) [C99]
                                                     26.Nxc5 1–0
3.Foglar veterans - SIM-A, 2007
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 c5
11.d4 Qc7 12.Nbd2 cxd4 13.cxd4 Nc6 14.Nb3 a5         (1) Maksimov,Yuri Ivanovich (RUS (2365) -
15.Be3 a4 16.Nbd2 Bd7 17.Rc1 Qb7 18.Qe2 Rfc8         Brousek,Jiri (CZE) (2353) [C06]
19.Bb1 Bd8 20.dxe5 Nxe5 21.Bf4 Bc7 22.Bd3 Re8        3.Foglar veterans - SIM-B, 2007
23.Bg5 Ng6 24.Bxf6 gxf6 25.Nb1 b4 26.Bc4 Nf4
27.Qd1 Kg7 28.Nbd2 1/2                               1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.Bd3 c5 6.c3
                                                     Nc6 7.Ngf3 g5 8.h3 h5 9.Bc2 g4 10.hxg4 cxd4
                                                     11.cxd4 Be7 12.gxh5 Qa5 13.Kf1 Nb4 14.Nb3 Qd8
                                                     15.Bb1 1–0
 (8) Bucek,Jiri (CZE) (2370) - Miciak,Emanuel
(SVK) (2372) [A07]
3.Foglar veterans - SIM-A, 2007                      (2) Vasile,Constantin (ROM) (2244) -
1.Nf3 Nf6 2.g3 d5 3.Bg2 c6 4.0–0 Bg4 5.b3 Nbd7       Christiansen,Tonny (DEN) (2340) [B84]
6.Bb2 e6 7.d3 Bd6 8.Nbd2 0–0 9.Qe1 e5 10.e4 Re8      3.Foglar veterans - SIM-B, 2007
11.h3 Bh5 12.Nh4 Qc7 13.Nf5 Bf8 14.a4 Bb4 15.c3
Bf8 16.a5 Nc5 17.Ba3 h6 18.Qb1 Rad8 19.b4 Ne6        1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6
20.Re1 Ng5 21.b5 1/2                                 6.Be3 e6 7.Be2 Qc7 8.0–0 b5 9.a3 Bb7 10.Bh5 Qc5
                                                     11.Bg4 Qc4 12.f4 Nxe4 13.Nxe4 Bxe4 14.Bf3 Qd5
                                                     15.c3 Nd7 16.a4 Be7 17.axb5 axb5 18.Rxa8+ Qxa8
(9) Glembek,Bohumir (CZE) (2189) -                   19.Nxb5 0–0 20.c4 Bxf3 21.Qxf3 Qxf3 22.Rxf3 Rb8
Miciak,Emanuel (SVK) (2372) [E55]                    23.b3 d5 24.Bd4 Bb4 25.Na7 dxc4 26.bxc4 Bc5
                                                     27.Bxc5 Nxc5 28.Ra3 h5 29.Nc6 Rb6 30.Ra8+ Kh7
3.Foglar veterans - SIM-A, 2007
                                                     31.Nd8 Kg6 32.g3 f6 33.Ra5 1/2
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e3 0–0 5.Bd3 d5 6.Nf3
c5 7.0–0 dxc4 8.Bxc4 Nbd7 9.a3 Ba5 10.Bd3 a6
                                                                                       (Continued on page 44)
11.Qe2 Bc7 12.Rd1 Qe7 13.dxc5 Nxc5 14.Bc2 Ncd7
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(Continued from page 43)                             59.Kg2 1–0

(3) Maksimov,Yuri Ivanovich (RUS (2365) -
Nocci,Roberto (ITA) (2311) [B51]                      (3) Quattrocchi,Gaetano (ITA) (2283) -
                                                     Janosi,Ervin (HUN) (2323) [B51]
3.Foglar veterans - SIM-B, 2007
                                                     3.Foglar veterans - SIM-C, 2007
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 d6 4.0–0 Bg4 5.h3 Bh5 6.c3
a6 7.Bxc6+ bxc6 8.d4 cxd4 9.cxd4 Nf6 10.Nc3 e6       1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 d6 4.0–0 Bd7 5.Re1 Nf6
11.Qa4 Qd7 12.e5 Nd5 13.Nd2 c5 14.Qxd7+ Kxd7         6.h3 e6 7.Nc3 Be7 8.Bxc6 Bxc6 9.d4 cxd4 10.Nxd4 0–
15.Nc4 Re8 16.Bg5 cxd4 17.Nxd5 exd5 18.Nb6+ Kc6      0 11.Nxc6 bxc6 12.Bf4 Qb6 13.Qf3 Rfd8 14.b3 d5
19.Bd8 Rxd8 0–1                                      15.Bg5 Qc5 16.e5 Nd7 17.Na4 Qa3 18.Bxe7 Qxe7
                                                     19.Nb2 Nc5 20.Qf4 Rab8 21.Nd3 Ne4 22.f3 Nc3
                                                     23.Qd4 Nb5 24.Qc5 Qxc5+ 25.Nxc5 1/2

 (1) Janosi,Ervin (HUN) (2323) - Kasik,Miroslav
(CZE) (2232) [B78]
                                                     (4) Grabner,Helmut (AUT) (2319) -
3.Foglar veterans - SIM-C, 2007                      Kasik,Miroslav (CZE) (2232) [C80]
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6       3.Foglar veterans - SIM-C, 2007
6.Be3 Bg7 7.f3 0–0 8.Qd2 Nc6 9.Bc4 Bd7 10.0–0–0
Rc8 11.Bb3 Na5 12.Kb1 Nxb3 13.cxb3 a6 14.g4 b5       1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0–0 Nxe4
15.g5 Nh5 16.f4 Bg4 17.Rdg1 Bxd4 18.Rxg4 Bxc3        6.d4 b5 7.Bb3 d5 8.dxe5 Be6 9.Nbd2 Nc5 10.c3
19.bxc3 Qd7 20.f5 gxf5 21.Rh4 Qc6 22.Rc1 Ng7         Nxb3 11.Nxb3 Be7 12.Nfd4 Qd7 13.Nxc6 Qxc6
23.Qd3 fxe4 24.Rxe4 Nf5 25.Rf4 e6 26.h4 a5 27.h5     14.Be3 0–0 15.f4 f5 16.Qd2 Rfe8 17.Rad1 Rad8
a4 28.b4 Qg2 29.Bf2 a3 30.g6 fxg6 31.hxg6 h6         18.Qf2 Qd7 19.Bc5 Bxc5 20.Nxc5 Qf7 21.Nxa6 Rc8
32.Rg1 Qc6 33.Be1 Rc7 34.Bd2 Rf6 35.Rfg4 Qd5         22.Nc5 Ra8 23.a3 c6 24.Rd3 Rad8 25.Rh3 Qa7
36.Qxd5 exd5 37.Rf1 Kg7 38.Rgf4 Kxg6 39.Rg1+         26.Qd4 Qf7 27.Rff3 h6 28.Rfg3 Kh7 29.Rg5 Qe7
Kh7 40.Rgf1 Rcf7 41.c4 d4 1/2                        30.Nxe6 Qxe6 31.Qd3 Rf8 32.g4 g6 33.gxf5 Rxf5
                                                     34.Rxf5 gxf5 35.Qd4 Rd7 36.Rg3 Qf7 37.b3 Rb7
                                                     38.h3 Qe7 39.a4 bxa4 40.bxa4 Qh4 41.Kh2 c5
                                                     42.Qf2 Qe7 43.Qc2 Qe6 44.a5 Qf7 45.a6 1–0
 (2) Grabner,Helmut (AUT) (2319) - Janosi,Ervin
(HUN) (2323) [B30]
3.Foglar veterans - SIM-C, 2007                      (5) Quattrocchi,Gaetano (ITA) (2283) -
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bb5 Qc7 5.0–0 Nd4      Shapiro,Vladislav B. (RUS) (2358) [B81]
6.Re1 a6 7.Bf1 e5 8.Nd5 Nxd5 9.exd5 d6 10.Nxd4       3.Foglar veterans - SIM-C, 2007
cxd4 11.c3 dxc3 12.dxc3 Be7 13.a4 0–0 14.a5 f5
15.f4 g5 16.fxe5 dxe5 17.Qb3 Bd6 18.Bxg5 f4          1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6
19.Kh1 Bf5 20.c4 Bc5 21.Rad1 Qd6 22.Qxb7 Rac8        6.Be3 e6 7.g4 e5 8.Nf5 g6 9.g5 gxf5 10.exf5 d5
23.b4 Bxb4 24.c5 Bxc5 25.Qxa6 Kg7 26.Qxd6 Bxd6       11.gxf6 d4 12.Bc4 Qc7 13.Qd3 dxc3 14.0–0–0 Nc6
27.a6 Rc5 28.Ra1 Ra8 29.Red1 Bg4 30.Rdb1 Rxd5        15.f4 cxb2+ 16.Kxb2 Bb4 17.c3 Na5 18.Bb3 Qxc3+
31.Rb7+ Kg6 32.Be7 Bxe7 33.Rxe7 Bf5 34.a7 Kf6        1/2
35.Rc7 Rd6 36.Kg1 Rb6 37.g3 fxg3 38.hxg3 Be4
39.Bh3 h5 40.Bc8 Rb1+ 41.Rxb1 Bxb1 42.Bd7 Be4
43.Kf2 Kg5 44.Ke3 Bd5 45.Bc8 Kf6 46.Ba6 Rg8
47.Kf2 Ra8 48.Be2 Ke6 49.Bxh5 Kd6 50.Rg7 Kc5
51.Ke3 Kb6 52.Bf3 e4 53.Rg6+ Kxa7 54.Rg5 exf3                                          (Continued on page 45)
55.Rxd5 Rf8 56.Kf2 Kb6 57.Rd3 Kc5 58.Rxf3 Rd8
ICCF A MICI I SSUE 09, S EP /O CT 2007                                                 N EW P RODUCTS | P AGE 45

(Continued from page 44)                             1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6
                                                     6.Be2 e5 7.Nb3 Be7 8.0–0 0–0 9.Be3 Be6 10.a4 Nc6
(6) Koch,Hans-Georg (GER) (2311) -                   11.a5 Bxb3 12.cxb3 Nxa5 13.Nd5 Nc6 14.Bb6 Qd7
Grabner,Helmut (AUT) (2319) [B61]                    15.Nxf6+ Bxf6 16.Bg4 Qe7 17.Qd5 g6 18.Rfd1 h5
                                                     19.Bh3 Nd4 20.Kh1 Bg7 21.f3 Qh4 22.Rf1 Qe7
3.Foglar veterans - SIM-C, 2007
                                                     23.Rfd1 Qh4 24.Rf1 1/2
 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6
6.Bg5 Bd7 7.Qd2 Nxd4 8.Qxd4 Qa5 9.f4 h6 10.Bxf6
gxf6 11.0–0–0 Rc8 12.Kb1 Qc5 13.Qd3 Bg7 14.Be2        (10) Kasik,Miroslav (CZE) (2232) - Schwarz,Jan
f5 15.e5 0–0 16.exd6 e6 17.Rhg1 Qb6 18.Nb5 a6        (CZE) (2308) [C84]
19.Nd4 Bc6 20.Bf3 Rfd8 21.Nb3 a5 22.g4 Bxf3          3.Foglar veterans - SIM-C, 2007
23.Qxf3 Rxd6 24.gxf5 exf5 25.c3 Rxd1+ 26.Rxd1 a4
27.Nd4 a3 28.Qg2 Kf8 29.Nxf5 Bxc3 30.b3 Rd8          1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0–0 Be7
31.Rxd8+ Qxd8 32.Kc2 Qc7 33.Kd3 Qxf4 34.Kxc3         6.d4 exd4 7.Re1 b5 8.Bb3 d6 9.Bd5 Nxd5 10.exd5
Qxf5 1/2                                             Ne5 11.Nxd4 0–0 12.Nc3 Re8 13.a4 b4 14.Na2 a5
                                                     15.c3 Bh4 16.cxb4 Bb7 17.Nc2 Qf6 18.Rf1 c5 19.b5
                                                     c4 20.Nc3 Nd3 21.Be3 Nxb2 22.Qg4 Bc8 23.Qd4 Bf5
 (7) Novak,Vratislav (CZE) (2289) - Janosi,Ervin
(HUN) (2323) [B50]                                   (11) Quattrocchi,Gaetano (ITA) (2283) -
3.Foglar veterans - SIM-C, 2007                      Zundel,Werner (GER) (2286) [C92]
1.e4 c5 2.b3 Nc6 3.Bb2 d6 4.Nf3 e6 5.d4 cxd4         3.Foglar veterans - SIM-C, 2007
6.Nxd4 Nf6 7.Nxc6 bxc6 8.e5 dxe5 9.Qxd8+ Kxd8         1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0–0 Be7
10.Bxe5 Bc5 11.Be2 Ke7 12.Bf3 Ba6 13.c4 Rad8         6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 d6 8.c3 0–0 9.h3 Bb7 10.d4 Re8
14.Nc3 Bd4 15.Bxd4 Rxd4 16.Rd1 1/2                   11.Nbd2 Bf8 12.a4 h6 13.Bc2 exd4 14.cxd4 Nb4
                                                     15.Bb1 c5 16.d5 Nd7 17.Ra3 f5 18.Nh2 Qe7 19.Rae3
                                                     f4 20.R3e2 c4 21.b3 Ne5 22.bxc4 bxc4 23.Nxc4 Nxc4
                                                     24.Qb3 a5 25.Qxc4 Ba6 26.Qb3 Bxe2 27.Rxe2 g5
(8) Grabner,Helmut (AUT) (2319) -                    28.e5 dxe5 29.Bg6 Qd6 30.Bxe8 Rxe8 31.Qb1 Bg7
Zundel,Werner (GER) (2286) [C54]                     32.Ba3 Qxd5 33.Bxb4 axb4 34.Qxb4 e4 35.a5 e3
                                                     36.fxe3 fxe3 37.Nf3 Bf8 38.Qa4 Re6 39.Kh1 Bc5
3.Foglar veterans - SIM-C, 2007
                                                     40.Re1 Qe4 41.Qb3 Ba7 1/2
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.c3 Nf6 5.d3 d6 6.0–0
a6 7.b4 Ba7 8.a4 0–0 9.Nbd2 Ne7 10.Bb3 Ng6
11.Nc4 Re8 12.Re1 h6 13.Be3 Bxe3 14.Nxe3 c6
15.a5 d5 16.exd5 cxd5 17.Rc1 Qd6 18.d4 e4 19.Ne5
                                                     (12) Pecka,Josef (CZE) (2330) -
Nxe5 20.dxe5 Qxe5 21.Nxd5 Be6 22.Nxf6+ Qxf6
                                                     Quattrocchi,Gaetano (ITA) (2283) [C33]
23.Rxe4 Red8 24.Rd4 Rxd4 25.cxd4 Bxb3 26.Qxb3
Qxd4 27.Qb1 Rd8 28.Re1 g6 29.h3 b6 30.b5 axb5        3.Foglar veterans - SIM-C, 2007
31.Qxb5 bxa5 32.Qxa5 Kg7 33.Qe5+ Qxe5 34.Rxe5        1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Nc3 c6 5.Bb3 d5
Kf6 35.Ra5 h5 36.g4 1/2                              6.exd5 cxd5 7.d4 Bd6 8.Nge2 0–0 9.Bxf4 Bxf4
                                                     10.Nxf4 Re8+ 11.Nfe2 Ng4 12.0–0 Ne3 13.Qd3 Nxf1
                                                     14.Rxf1 Be6 15.Nf4 Nc6 16.Ncxd5 Rc8 17.c3 Bxd5
                                                     18.Nxd5 1/2
(9) Grabner,Helmut (AUT) (2319) -
Shapiro,Vladislav B. (RUS) (2358) [B92]
                                                                                       (Continued on page 46)
3.Foglar veterans - SIM-C, 2007
ICCF A MICI I SSUE 09, S EP /O CT 2007                                                  N EW P RODUCTS | P AGE 46

(Continued from page 45)                             11.Bd3 Be6 12.0–0 Bxd5 13.exd5 Ne7 14.Nxb5 Bg7
                                                     15.Nc3 e4 16.Bc4 Ng6 17.Qh5 Bxc3 18.bxc3 Qf6
 (13) Vrbica,Ladislav (SVK) (2348) - Janosi,Ervin    19.Qh6 Qxc3 20.Bb3 Ke7 21.Rae1 Rhg8 22.Kh1 a5
(HUN) (2323) [A28]                                   23.Ba4 Rab8 24.a3 Qxa3 25.Qg5+ Kf8 26.Bd7 Qc3
                                                     27.Qxf5 Qxc2 28.Qf6 Qc7 29.Bf5 Qe7 30.Qa1 Qe5
3.Foglar veterans - SIM-C, 2007
                                                     31.Bxe4 Qxa1 32.Rxa1 Rb5 33.Rfb1 Rxb1+ 34.Bxb1
1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.a3 d5 5.cxd5 Nxd5      Ke7 35.Bxg6 hxg6 36.Rxa5 Rc8 37.g4 Rc5 38.Ra7+
6.Qc2 Be7 7.e3 0–0 8.Bb5 Bg4 9.Be2 Be6 10.b4 a6      Kf6 39.h4 Rxd5 40.Kg2 Rb5 1/2
11.Bb2 Nxc3 12.dxc3 f5 13.c4 e4 14.Nd4 Nxd4
15.Bxd4 Bf6 16.Rd1 Bxd4 17.Rxd4 Qe7 18.c5 Rad8
19.Rxd8 Rxd8 20.0–0 Qf6 21.g3 Kf8 22.a4 Qe5          (17) Vrbica,Ladislav (SVK) (2348) -
23.Rc1 1/2                                           Kasik,Miroslav (CZE) (2232) [D46]
                                                     3.Foglar veterans - SIM-C, 2007
(14) Schwarz,Jan (CZE) (2308) -                      1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.Nc3 c6 5.e3 Bd6 6.Qc2
Quattrocchi,Gaetano (ITA) (2283) [C72]               0–0 7.Bd3 dxc4 8.Bxc4 Nbd7 9.0–0 e5 10.Bb3 a5
                                                     11.Bd2 h6 12.Rfd1 exd4 13.Nxd4 Qc7 14.h3 Nc5
3.Foglar veterans - SIM-C, 2007
                                                     15.Bc4 Rd8 16.Be1 Qe7 17.Rac1 Bd7 18.a4 b6 19.Nf5
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 d6 5.0–0 Bg4 6.h3   Bxf5 20.Qxf5 Qe5 21.Qxe5 Bxe5 1/2
h5 7.Bxc6+ bxc6 8.d4 Bxf3 9.Qxf3 exd4 10.e5 Qd7
11.Re1 d5 12.c3 Bc5 13.Nd2 dxc3 14.bxc3 Ne7
15.Nb3 Bb6 16.Nd4 Bxd4 17.cxd4 c5 18.e6 fxe6
19.dxc5 g6 20.Bb2 Rf8 21.Qg3 Qc6 22.Qe3 Rb8          (18) Quattrocchi,Gaetano (ITA) (2283) -
23.Re2 Rb4 24.Rc1 Re4 25.Qd2 Rxe2 26.Qxe2 Rf4        Vrbica,Ladislav (SVK) (2348) [B31]
27.Qe5 Rc4 28.Rd1 Re4 29.Qg7 Qxc5 30.Bd4 Qb4
31.Bc3 Qa3 32.Rb1 Kd7 33.Bf6 Qc5 34.Kh2 a5           3.Foglar veterans - SIM-C, 2007
35.Rb8 1/2                                           1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 g6 4.Bxc6 dxc6 5.d3 Bg7
                                                     6.h3 Nf6 7.Nc3 0–0 8.Bf4 Ne8 9.Qd2 f6 10.Be3 b6
                                                     11.h4 Bg4 12.Nh2 Be6 13.0–0–0 Nd6 14.h5 g5 15.f4
                                                     h6 16.Kb1 Nb5 17.Ne2 Nd4 18.Nf3 Nxe2 19.Qxe2
(15) Janosi,Ervin (HUN) (2323) -                     Qc7 20.f5 Bf7 21.g4 e5 22.fxe6 Bxe6 23.Rhg1 Rfd8
Colucci,Pasquale (ITA) (2318) [B78]                  24.Nd2 a5 25.a4 Bf8 26.Qf3 Be7 27.Qf2 1/2
3.Foglar veterans - SIM-C, 2007
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6       (19) Grabner,Helmut (AUT) (2319) -
6.Be3 Bg7 7.f3 0–0 8.Qd2 Nc6 9.Bc4 Bd7 10.0–0–0      Vrbica,Ladislav (SVK) (2348) [C42]
Rc8 11.Bb3 Ne5 12.h4 h5 13.Bg5 Rc5 14.Kb1 a5         3. Foglar veterans - SIM-C, 2007
15.Rhe1 b5 16.f4 Nc4 17.Bxc4 Rxc4 18.e5 b4
19.Ncb5 dxe5 20.fxe5 Nd5 21.e6 Bxb5 22.Nxb5 Rc5      1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5 d6 4.Nf3 Nxe4 5.d4 d5
23.Nd4 Nc3+ 24.bxc3 bxc3 25.Qd3 Rd5 26.exf7+         6.Bd3 Nc6 7.0–0 Be7 8.c4 Nb4 9.Be2 0–0 10.Nc3 Bf5
Rxf7 27.Qxg6 Rxd4 28.Rxd4 Qxd4 29.Qe6 Qb4+ 1/2       11.a3 Nxc3 12.bxc3 Nc6 13.Re1 Re8 14.cxd5 Qxd5
                                                     15.Bf4 Rac8 16.Bd3 b5 17.Qb1 Bxd3 18.Qxd3 a6
                                                     19.Re3 Bd6 20.Ng5 g6 21.Rae1 Rxe3 22.Qxe3 Kg7
 (16) Zundel,Werner (GER) (2286) - Janosi,Ervin      23.Qh3 Rh8 24.Nxf7 Bxf4 25.Nxh8 Kxh8 26.g3 Bd2
(HUN) (2323) [B33]                                   27.Re2 Bc1 28.Qc8+ Kg7 29.Qxc7+ Kh6 30.h4 Bxa3
                                                     31.g4 Ne7 32.Rxe7 Bxe7 33.Qxe7 Qf3 34.g5+ Kh5
3.Foglar veterans - SIM-C, 2007
                                                     35.Qxh7+ Kg4 36.Qxg6 1–0
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e5
6.Ndb5 d6 7.Bg5 a6 8.Na3 b5 9.Bxf6 gxf6 10.Nd5 f5
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