THE WEEK IN CHESS  12		04.12.94	Mark Crowther.

1) Introduction
3) Solution to the study competition by Wlodek Proskurowski.
4) British Rapidplay Results by Simon Smith
6) The PCA Candidates Semifinals - Linares 1994
   Report to the PCA by Technical Director Mauricio B. Perea
7) Advanced notice of Groningen chess festival 1994 by Anjo Anjewierden
8) The IBM International Blitz Tournament  - Nir Galim Israel by Shay Bushinsky
9) Kasparov and Karpov face to face.

1) Introduction

This is a thin issue of TWIC because I intend to cover the Olympiad
the biggest event this week in seperate postings. Technical difficulties
with the UK internet yesterday also put me behind (no E-Mail at all
until late Saturday evening.)


As reported last week the final of the European Team
Championships was drawn with Sarajevo and Lyon sharing
the title. There was a clear tie-breaking procedure
for all of the previous rounds (I believe Sarajevo
would have won using this.) However for the final there
was the rule that there was a playoff in the event of
a tie. Evidently the players did not know this and
had prior arrangements. The Cup was awarded to Sarajevo
as solidarity for the besieged town and the title shared.

Information from french Minitel (Blitz server) told to
me by Tonin Cyril.

Here are 16 additional games from the event. They were provided
to me by Chess Inform the makers of Chess Assistant. There is
a much larger selection of games at their ftp site in CA and
PGN formats. (ftp address

[Event "European Team Championships"]
[Site "Lyon FRA"]
[Date "1994.11.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Anand, Viswanathan"]
[Black "Malisauskas, Vidmantas"]
[Result "1-0"]

1. e4 c5 2. c3 e6 3. d4 d5 4. exd5 exd5 5. Nf3 Nf6 6. Bg5 c4 7. Nbd2 Be7
8. g3 Qb6 9. b3 cxb3 10. axb3 Bf5 11. Bg2 Qe6+ 12. Ne5 Nfd7 13. Bxe7
Nxe5 14. O-O Kxe7 15. Re1 Nbc6 16. b4 Kf8 17. b5 Qd6 18. dxe5 Nxe5
19. Nb3 Bg4 20. Qd4 Nf3+ 21. Bxf3 Bxf3 22. Nd2 Bh5 23. Nc4 Qd8 24. Ne3
Bg6 25. Nxd5 h6 26. b6 a6 27. Re7 Rb8 28. Rae1 Kg8 29. f4 Bf5 30. Rc7

[Event "European Team Championships"]
[Site "Lyon FRA"]
[Date "1994.11.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Kveinys, Aloyzas"]
[Black "Bareev, Evgeny"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 dxe4 5. Nxe4 Nbd7 6. Nf3 h6 7. Bh4
Be7 8. Nxf6+ Bxf6 9. Bg3 c5 10. c3 Qb6 11. Qd2 cxd4 12. cxd4 Be7 13. a3
Nf6 14. Bd3 Bd7 15. Ne5 Bb5 16. O-O O-O 17. Rfd1 Rfd8 18. Rac1 Bxd3
19. Qxd3 Qxb2 20. Rb1 Qxa3 21. Rxb7 Qxd3 22. Rxd3 Rdc8 23. h3 Kf8
24. Bh4 g5 25. Bg3 a5 26. Rf3 Re8 27. Rxf6 Bxf6 28. Rxf7+ Kg8 29. Rxf6
a4 30. Nc4 a3 31. Nxa3 Rxa3 32. Be5 Kh7 33. Rf7+ Kg6 34. Rg7+ Kf5 35. f3
Ra1+ 36. Kh2 Ra2 37. h4 gxh4 38. Kh3 Ra1 39. Kxh4 Rh1+ 40. Kg3 h5
41. Rf7+ Kg5 42. f4+ Kg6 43. Rf6+ Kh7 44. Rf7+ Kg6 45. Rf6+ Kh7 46. Rf7+

[Event "European Team Championships"]
[Site "Lyon FRA"]
[Date "1994.11.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Almasi, Zoltan"]
[Black "Kasparov, Gary"]
[Result "0-1"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. f4 e6 7. Qf3 Qb6
8. a3 Nc6 9. Nxc6 bxc6 10. b3 Bb7 11. Bb2 d5 12. O-O-O Qa5 13. e5 Nd7
14. Na4 Qc7 15. Re1 g6 16. g4 c5 17. Bg2 Rb8 18. Qd1 c4 19. Kb1 Qa5
20. Bc3 Qb5 21. Ka2 Bc6 22. f5 Qb7 23. fxe6 fxe6 24. Nb2 cxb3+ 25. cxb3
Nc5 26. Bb4 Nxb3 27. Qxb3 a5 28. Rhf1 axb4 29. a4 Be7 30. Rc1 Rf8 31. g5
Bxg5 32. Qh3 Rf5 33. Rxf5 exf5 34. Rd1 b3+ 35. Kb1 Rc8 36. Rd3 Bxa4 0-1

[Event "European Team Championships"]
[Site "Lyon FRA"]
[Date "1994.11.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Yudasin, Leonid"]
[Black "Dreev, Alexey"]
[Result "1-0"]

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 dxe4 5. Nxe4 Be7 6. Bxf6 Bxf6 7. Nf3
O-O 8. Qd2 b6 9. Nxf6+ Qxf6 10. Bd3 Nd7 11. Ng5 g6 12. O-O-O Bb7 13. h4
h6 14. Ne4 Qxd4 15. Qxh6 Qg7 16. Qe3 Bxe4 17. Bxe4 Rad8 18. h5 Nc5
19. hxg6 Rxd1+ 20. Rxd1 fxg6 21. Bf3 a5 22. c3 Qf6 23. Rd4 Rd8 24. Bg4
Rd6 25. Kc2 e5 26. Rxd6 Qxd6 27. b4 axb4 28. cxb4 Nd7 29. Qd3 Qc6+
30. Kb3 Nf6 31. Qxg6+ Kf8 32. Be2 Qd5+ 33. Bc4 Qd1+ 34. Qc2 Qd4 35. f3
e4 36. Qc3 Qd6 37. fxe4 Nd7 1-0

[Event "European Team Championships"]
[Site "Lyon FRA"]
[Date "1994.11.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Almasi, Zoltan"]
[Black "Olafsson, Helgi"]
[Result "1-0"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. f4 e6 7. Qf3 Qb6
8. Nb3 Nc6 9. g4 Qc7 10. g5 Nd7 11. Be3 b5 12. Bd3 Bb7 13. O-O-O Nc5
14. Kb1 Na4 15. Ne2 O-O-O 16. Qf2 Be7 17. Rc1 Kb8 18. Rhd1 h6 19. gxh6
gxh6 20. Ned4 Nxd4 21. Bxd4 e5 22. Be3 exf4 23. Bxf4 Bg5 24. Rf1 Rhe8
25. Rce1 Bxf4 26. Qxf4 Nc5 27. Nxc5 dxc5 28. Qxc7+ Kxc7 29. Rxf7+ Rd7
30. Rxd7+ Kxd7 31. b3 Kd6 32. Kb2 Ke5 33. Kc3 Rf8 34. a4 Bc6 35. axb5
Bxb5 36. Re3 h5 37. Rh3 Rh8 38. Rf3 h4 39. Rf5+ Kd6 40. Rd5+ Kc6 41. Rg5
h3 42. Bc4 Rf8 43. Rf5 Rh8 44. Rf6+ Kd7 45. Bd5 Rh5 46. Kd2 Rg5 47. c4
Rg2+ 48. Ke3 Rxh2 49. cxb5 axb5 50. Rh6 1-0

[Event "European Team Championships"]
[Site "Lyon FRA"]
[Date "1994.11.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Horvath, Jozsef"]
[Black "Arnason, Jon L"]
[Result "0-1"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6 4. g3 Bb7 5. Bg2 Be7 6. Nc3 Ne4 7. Bd2 f5
8. d5 Bf6 9. Qc2 Qe7 10. Rd1 exd5 11. Nxd5 Bxd5 12. cxd5 Qc5 13. Qxc5
bxc5 14. Bc1 Na6 15. Nd2 Nd6 16. O-O Nb4 17. a3 Na2 18. e4 O-O 19. exf5
Rfe8 20. Bf3 Rab8 21. b3 Bg5 22. Bb2 c4 23. Bh5 Bxd2 24. Bxe8 Nxe8
25. Rxd2 c3 26. Bxc3 Nxc3 27. b4 Nd6 28. Re1 Nxf5 29. Rc1 Nb5 30. a4
Nbd4 31. Rd3 Ne2+ 0-1

[Event "European Team Championships"]
[Site "Lyon FRA"]
[Date "1994.11.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Lautier, Joel"]
[Black "Yudasin, Leonid"]
[Result "1-0"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 Bb4+ 4. Bd2 Bxd2+ 5. Qxd2 O-O 6. Bg2 d5 7. Nf3
b6 8. cxd5 exd5 9. O-O Bb7 10. Nc3 Nbd7 11. b4 Ne4 12. Qb2 Re8 13. e3 c6
14. Rfd1 a5 15. a3 Nxc3 16. Qxc3 Qe7 17. Ne1 Qd6 18. Nd3 Ba6 19. bxa5
Bxd3 20. Rxd3 Rxa5 21. Rc1 Nb8 22. Qb4 Qd8 23. a4 b5 24. axb5 Rxb5
25. Qa3 Qb6 26. Rdc3 g6 27. Bh3 Kg7 28. R3c2 Rb4 29. Ra2 Re7 30. Qa5 Qb7
31. Qc5 Rb1 32. Qc2 Rb6 33. Rca1 Qc7 34. Rb2 Rxb2 35. Qxb2 Nd7 36. Ra6
Re8 37. Qc2 Nb8 38. Ra3 Nd7 39. Ra6 Nb8 40. Ra8 Qb7 41. Qa2 Re7 42. Ra3
Qc7 43. Qb2 Nd7 44. Ra6 Re8 45. Qc3 Nb8 46. Ra8 Qb7 47. Qa3 h5 48. Qa7
Qb1+ 49. Bf1 h4 50. Qc7 hxg3 51. hxg3 Rf8 52. Ra7 Qf5 53. Rb7 Qc8
54. Qe5+ Kg8 55. Re7 Qd8 56. Bd3 Nd7 57. Qd6 Nb8 58. Qf6 Nd7 59. Qh4 Kg7
60. Qg5 1-0

[Event "European Team Championships"]
[Site "Lyon FRA"]
[Date "1994.11.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Greenfeld, Alon"]
[Black "Anand, Viswanathan"]
[Result "0-1"]

1. Nf3 g6 2. d4 Bg7 3. e4 d6 4. Be2 Nf6 5. Nc3 O-O 6. O-O Nc6 7. Be3 Bg4
8. Qd2 e5 9. d5 Ne7 10. Rad1 Bd7 11. Ne1 Ng4 12. Bxg4 Bxg4 13. f3 Bd7
14. f4 Bg4 15. Rb1 exf4 16. Rxf4 Bd7 17. Bd4 Bxd4+ 18. Qxd4 f5 19. Rf2
fxe4 20. Rxf8+ Qxf8 21. Nxe4 Qg7 22. Rd1 Qxd4+ 23. Rxd4 Kg7 24. Nc3 b5
25. Re4 Ng8 26. a4 Nf6 27. Rd4 bxa4 28. Nd3 Rb8 29. h3 h5 30. Rc4 Rb7
31. Kf2 a5 32. Ke2 g5 33. h4 Bg4+ 34. Ke3 gxh4 35. Rxa4 Bf5 36. Rxa5
Ng4+ 37. Kd4 Bxd3 38. Kxd3 Ne5+ 39. Ke4 Rxb2 40. Kf5 Rxc2 41. Ne4 Rxg2
42. Ra7 Nf7 43. Rxc7 h3 44. Rc1 h2 45. Rh1 Nh6+ 0-1

[Event "European Team Championships"]
[Site "Lyon FRA"]
[Date "1994.11.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Shneider, Aleksandr"]
[Black "Kasparov, Gary"]
[Result "1-0"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nf3 Bg7 4. g3 c5 5. Bg2 cxd4 6. Nxd4 O-O 7. O-O
Nc6 8. Nc3 Nxd4 9. Qxd4 d6 10. Qd3 a6 11. Bd2 Rb8 12. Rac1 b5 13. b3 Bf5
14. e4 Bd7 15. h3 bxc4 16. Qxc4 Qa5 17. Qd3 Qa3 18. Rc2 Bb5 19. Nxb5
axb5 20. Rc7 e6 21. Be3 Rbc8 22. Ra7 Qb4 23. Rd1 Ne8 24. a3 Qc3 25. Qxb5
Qb2 26. Qd3 Rc3 27. Qb1 Qxb3 28. Qxb3 Rxb3 29. a4 h5 30. a5 Ra3 31. a6
Be5 32. Bh6 Bg7 33. Bg5 Bf6 34. Bxf6 Nxf6 35. Rxd6 Ra1+ 36. Kh2 Ra2
37. e5 Nh7 38. Rad7 Rxf2 39. Rd2 1-0

[Event "European Team Championships"]
[Site "Lyon FRA"]
[Date "1994.11.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Sokolov, Ivan"]
[Black "Savchenko, Stanislav"]
[Result "1-0"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Nf3 e6 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bxf6 Qxf6 7. e3 Nd7
8. Bd3 dxc4 9. Bxc4 g6 10. O-O Bg7 11. Qc2 O-O 12. Bb3 Qe7 13. Ne4 e5
14. Rad1 exd4 15. exd4 Nf6 16. Nc5 Bf5 17. Qc1 Rad8 18. Rfe1 Qc7 19. h3
Nd5 20. Nd3 Qd6 21. Nfe5 Rfe8 22. Nf4 Bxe5 23. dxe5 Rxe5 24. Nxd5 cxd5
25. Qxh6 Rxe1+ 26. Rxe1 d4 27. h4 d3 28. h5 d2 29. Rd1 b5 30. hxg6 Qxg6
31. Qe3 Be6 32. Bxe6 fxe6 33. g3 a5 34. Rxd2 Qb1+ 35. Kg2 Rxd2 36. Qxd2
Qxa2 37. Qg5+ Kf7 38. Qxb5 a4 39. Qb4 Qd5+ 40. f3 Qd1 41. Qf4+ Ke7
42. Qe5 Kf7 43. g4 Qd2+ 44. Kg3 Qd1 45. Qc3 Kg6 46. Qb4 Qg1+ 47. Kf4
Qh2+ 48. Ke3 e5 49. Kd3 Qf2 50. Qe4+ Kf7 51. Kc3 Ke6 52. g5 Kf7 53. Qf5+
Kg8 54. Qg6+ Kf8 55. Qf6+ Kg8 56. Qd8+ Kf7 57. Qd7+ Kg6 58. Qd6+ Kxg5
59. Qxe5+ Kg6 60. Qd6+ Kf7 61. Qd7+ Kg6 62. Qg4+ Kh6 63. Qf4+ Kg6
64. Qe4+ Kh6 65. Qe6+ Kg7 66. Qd7+ Kg6 67. Qd3+ Kf7 68. Qc4+ Kg6 69. f4
Qa7 70. Kb4 a3 71. Qd3+ Kf6 72. Qxa3 Qb6+ 73. Kc4 Qe6+ 74. Kc5 Qc8+
75. Kd4 Qd7+ 76. Kc3 Qc6+ 77. Kd2 Qg2+ 78. Ke3 Qh3+ 79. Kd4 Qd7+ 80. Kc3
Qc6+ 81. Kd2 Qg2+ 82. Kc1 Qf1+ 83. Kc2 Qe2+ 84. Kb1 Qf3 85. Ka2 Qd5+
86. b3 Kf5 87. Qb4 Qa8+ 88. Qa4 Qd8 1-0

[Event "European Team Championships"]
[Site "Lyon FRA"]
[Date "1994.11.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Frolov, Artur"]
[Black "Nikolic, Predrag"]
[Result "0-1"]

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 a6 4. Ngf3 c5 5. dxc5 Bxc5 6. Bd3 Ne7 7. O-O
Nbc6 8. a3 O-O 9. b4 Ba7 10. Bb2 Ng6 11. g3 d4 12. Ne1 e5 13. Qh5 Qd7
14. Ng2 Qg4 15. Qxg4 Bxg4 16. f4 Rfd8 17. f5 Nf8 18. Ne1 Nd7 19. Kg2 f6
20. h3 Bh5 21. g4 Bf7 22. Nef3 Nb6 23. g5 Na4 24. Bc1 Kf8 25. Rg1 Ke7
26. Kh2 Rg8 27. Nb3 b5 28. Rg2 Kd6 29. Bd2 Nb2 30. Rb1 Nc4 31. Rbg1 Nxa3
32. Ra1 Nc4 33. Rxa6 Kc7 34. gxf6 gxf6 35. Rxg8 Rxg8 36. Be1 Bb6 37. Nc5
Bh5 38. Ng1 Bd1 39. Ra2 Ne3 40. c3 Bxc5 41. bxc5 Bb3 42. Ra3 Bc2
43. cxd4 b4 44. Bxb4 Nxb4 45. Bxc2 Nbxc2 46. Ra7+ Kb8 47. Rxh7 Nxd4
48. Kh1 Nd1 49. Rh4 Nf2+ 50. Kh2 Kc7 0-1

[Event "European Team Championships"]
[Site "Lyon FRA"]
[Date "1994.11.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Lputian, Smbat G"]
[Black "Timoshenko, Georgy"]
[Result "1-0"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6 4. a3 Bb7 5. Nc3 d5 6. Qc2 dxc4 7. e4 c5
8. d5 exd5 9. exd5 a6 10. Bxc4 b5 11. Ba2 b4 12. Na4 Nbd7 13. O-O Bd6
14. Re1+ Kf8 15. Bg5 a5 16. Rad1 Qc7 17. Nh4 h6 18. Bxf6 Nxf6 19. Nf5
Rc8 20. Qc4 g6 21. Qh4 Nd7 22. Nxd6 Qxd6 23. Bc4 Ne5 24. Nb6 Rc7
25. Rxe5 Kg7 26. f4 Qxb6 27. d6 Rd7 28. Re7 Qc6 29. Rd2 Rf8 30. Qe1 Rxe7
31. Qxe7 Qe4 32. Qe5+ Qxe5 33. fxe5 Bc6 34. Rf2 Bd7 35. Rf6 g5 36. h3 h5
37. Kh2 h4 38. g4 Bc6 39. Rf5 Be4 40. Rxg5+ Bg6 41. e6 fxe6 42. Bd3 Rf2+
43. Kg1 Rd2 44. Rxg6+ Kf7 45. Be4 Rxd6 46. g5 Rd1+ 47. Kf2 Rd2+ 48. Kf3
Rxb2 49. axb4 Rb3+ 50. Kf4 cxb4 51. Rh6 Rxh3 52. Rh7+ Kg8 53. Re7 Rh2
54. g6 Re2 55. Kg5 Rxe4 56. Kh6 Rf4 57. Re8+ Rf8 58. Rxf8+ Kxf8 59. Kh7
Ke7 60. g7 Kd6 61. g8=Q Kc5 62. Qg5+ Kc4 63. Qxh4+ Kb3 64. Qh3+ Ka4
65. Kg6 b3 66. Qc3 e5 67. Kf5 e4 68. Kf4 e3 69. Qa1+ Kb4 70. Kxe3 1-0

[Event "European Team Championships"]
[Site "Lyon FRA"]
[Date "1994.11.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Kuzmin, Gennadi P"]
[Black "Kurajica, Bojan"]
[Result "0-1"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Qb6 5. Nb3 Nf6 6. Nc3 e6 7. Bd3
Be7 8. O-O O-O 9. Bg5 d6 10. Kh1 a6 11. Qe2 Qc7 12. f4 b5 13. Rae1 Bb7
14. a3 b4 15. axb4 Nxb4 16. Ra1 h6 17. Bxf6 Bxf6 18. Na5 Rab8 19. Nxb7
Rxb7 20. Nd1 Nxd3 21. Qxd3 Bxb2 22. Rxa6 Rc8 23. Ne3 Rb4 24. Rxd6 Rxe4
25. Rd7 Qc6 26. Rd6 Qc5 27. Qxe4 Qxd6 28. Rd1 Qc5 29. h3 Bf6 30. Kh2 h5
31. Rd3 Rb8 32. Rb3 Rd8 33. Rd3 Rd4 34. Rxd4 Bxd4 35. Nf1 h4 36. Nd2
Bg1+ 37. Kh1 Be3 38. Nf3 Qa7 39. g4 hxg3 40. Kg2 Bxf4 41. Qd4 Qc7 42. c4
e5 43. Qd3 g6 44. h4 Qc5 45. Qe2 Qc6 46. Qd3 Qa8 47. Qc2 Kg7 48. c5 Qc6
49. Qc3 Qe4 50. Kf1 Qb1+ 51. Ke2 g2 52. c6 Qf1# 0-1

[Event "European Team Championships"]
[Site "Lyon FRA"]
[Date "1994.11.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Yudasin, Leonid"]
[Black "Shneider, Aleksandr"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. a4 e5 7. Nb3 Be7
8. Be2 O-O 9. O-O Nc6 10. Bg5 Be6 11. Bxf6 Bxf6 12. Nd5 Bg5 13. c3 Rc8
14. a5 Ne7 15. Nb6 Rc6 16. Bg4 Nc8 17. Nd5 Qd7 18. h3 Bd8 19. Ra4 Ne7
20. Rb4 Rc8 21. Re1 Nxd5 22. exd5 Bxg4 23. hxg4 f5 24. gxf5 Qxf5 25. Rf1
Rb8 26. Qg4 Qxg4 27. Rxg4 b5 28. f3 Rc8 29. Kf2 h5 30. Re4 Bg5 31. Ke2
Rc4 32. Kd3 Rxe4 33. Kxe4 Rf4+ 34. Kd3 e4+ 35. Ke2 exf3+ 36. Rxf3 Rxf3
37. Kxf3 Bd8 38. Nd4 Bxa5 39. Ne6 Kf7 40. Kf4 Kf6 41. Ng5 Bc7 42. Ne4+
Kg6 43. Ng3 Bd8 44. Nf5 Kf6 45. Ng3 Kg6 46. Nf5 Kf6 1/2-1/2

[Event "European Team Championships"]
[Site "Lyon FRA"]
[Date "1994.11.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Dreev, Alexey"]
[Black "Rozentalis, Eduardas"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6 4. a3 Bb7 5. Nc3 d5 6. Qc2 Be7 7. cxd5 exd5
8. Bf4 O-O 9. e3 Nbd7 10. Bd3 c5 11. O-O a6 12. a4 g6 13. Rfd1 Rc8
14. Be2 Re8 15. dxc5 bxc5 16. a5 Ra8 17. Ne5 Bf8 18. Qb3 Nxe5 19. Qxb7
Rb8 20. Qxa6 Rxb2 21. Bb5 Re6 22. Qb7 d4 23. a6 Re7 24. Bxe5 Rxb7
25. axb7 Nd7 26. Ra8 Qh4 27. Bg3 Qh5 28. Be2 Rxe2 29. Nxe2 Qxe2 30. Rf1
Qb5 31. b8=Q Nxb8 32. Rxb8 Qd7 33. Rd1 1/2-1/2

[Event "European Team Championships"]
[Site "Lyon FRA"]
[Date "1994.11.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Dreev, Alexey"]
[Black "Almasi, Zoltan"]
[Result "1-0"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. Qd3 Qe7 6. a3 Bxc3+ 7. Qxc3
Bb7 8. g3 O-O 9. Bg2 d6 10. O-O Nbd7 11. b3 Rac8 12. a4 a5 13. Ba3 c5
14. Rfd1 Rfd8 15. Qe3 Be4 16. Bh3 Re8 17. Rac1 h6 18. dxc5 Nxc5 19. Nd4
Ba8 20. Nb5 Red8 21. f3 d5 22. Bf1 dxc4 23. bxc4 Ne8 24. Rb1 Rxd1
25. Rxd1 Qf6 26. Nc3 Qf5 27. Bxc5 bxc5 28. Qd2 Bc6 29. Nb5 Ra8 30. Bg2
e5 31. e4 Qe6 32. Bf1 f5 33. Qe3 fxe4 34. fxe4 Qe7 35. Bh3 Nf6 36. Nc3
Rb8 37. Nd5 Qd6 38. Nc3 Qe7 39. Nd5 Qd6 40. Rf1 Nxd5 41. exd5 Bxa4
42. Be6+ Kh8 43. Rf6 Rb7 44. Rf5 Bc2 45. Qxe5 Qxe5 46. Rxe5 Rb6 47. Bd7
a4 48. Re8+ Kh7 49. Bb5 a3 50. Ra8 Be4 51. Ra5 a2 52. Rxa2 Bxd5 53. Re2
Bb7 54. Re5 Rd6 55. Rxc5 Rd1+ 56. Kf2 Rd2+ 57. Ke3 Rxh2 58. Rc7 Bh1
59. c5 h5 60. Bd3+ Kh6 61. Rd7 h4 62. gxh4 Rxh4 63. c6 Bxc6 64. Rd6+ Kh5
65. Rxc6 Rh3+ 66. Ke4 g6 67. Rd6 Rg3 68. Kf4 Rg4+ 69. Ke5 Kh6 70. Be4
Rg1 71. Kf6 Rf1+ 72. Ke7 Rg1 73. Kf7 Rf1+ 74. Kg8 Rg1 75. Rd2 Rg4
76. Bc2 Rc4 77. Bb3 Rc7 78. Rh2+ Kg5 79. Bf7 Kf5 80. Rf2+ Ke5 81. Bxg6
Ra7 82. Bf7 Rb7 83. Kg7 Rb6 84. Rh2 Kf5 85. Rh5+ Kf4 86. Ba2 Rc6 87. Kf7
Rb6 88. Be6 Ke4 89. Kf6 Kd4 90. Rh4+ Kc3 91. Ra4 Rb4 92. Ra3+ Kb2
93. Rh3 Kc2 94. Bd5 Kd2 95. Be4 Ra4 1-0

3) Solution to the study competition by Wlodek Proskurowski.

    | r |   |   |   | k |   |   |   |
    |   | o |   |   |   |   | o |   |   W.Proskurowski
    |   | o |   |   |   |   |   | + |   2nd World Team Match, 1965-67
    |   | + |   |   |   |   |   |   |   W:Kd4,Ba2,
    +---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+     p.a3,b2,b4,b5,e2,g2,h6 (9)
    |   | + |   | K | o |   | o |   |   B:Ke8,Ra8,Be1,
    +---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+     p.b3,b6,b7,e3,e4,g3,g4,g7 (11)
    | + | o |   |   | o |   | o |   |
    +---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+   White to move and draw
    | B | + |   |   | + |   | + |   |
    |   |   |   |   | b |   |   |   |


   1.h7 Rd8+    1...0-0-0+ would win with ease but Black cannot
		castle as:
		a) the white Bishop, who could not have moved from f1,
		   is a promoted piece,
		b) only 5 Black pieces were captured, 3 of which by
		   the b4- and b5-pawns, thus White pawn's promotion
		   routes f-e-d-c8 or f-g-h-g8 are excluded as they
		   require 3 captures,
		c) the only possible promotion route led to e8 or g8
		   (the latter via f7) and the black King must have

   2.K:e4       2.K:e3? Bf2+ 3.K:e4 Ke7 4.B:b3 Kf6! (threatening Rd4
		mate, a variant found by Walter Veitch in 1972)
		5.e3 g5 6.Bg8 Kg7 wins,
		2.Ke5? ba 3.h8Q+ Kd7 4.Q:g7+ Kc8 wins.

	 Ke7 3.h8Q+ Kd7 4.Q:g7+ Kc8 5.b3 draws

   3.B:b3 Rh8

   4.Bg8        the h-pawn has been neutralized but the wR is

	 Bd2    4...Kf8 5.Kd5 with an attack on the b-pawns

   5.Kd3        5.Kd5? Bc1 6.a4 Bd2


   6.Kc2 R:g8

   7.hgQ+ K:g8

    |   |   |   |   |   |   | k |   |
    |   | o |   |   |   |   |   |   |
    |   | o |   |   |   |   |   |   |
    |   | + |   |   |   |   | o |   |   After 7...K:g8
    |   | + |   |   |   |   | o |   |
    | + |   |   |   | o |   | o |   |
    |   | + | K | b | + |   | + |   |
    |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |

   White is a Bishop down and 8.b3? loses after ...Kd4 and Bc3.
   What to do next?

   8.Kb3! Kf7

   9.Ka4 Ke6    9...B:b4 10.K:b4

   10.b3        and stalemate follows.

If Black tries to avoid the stalemate at all costs it gets out of trouble
only with difficulty:

9...Bc1 10.b3 B:a3 11.K:a3 Ke6 12.Kb2 Kd5 13.Kc3 Ke4 14.Kc4 K_any
15.Kd3 Kd5 16.K:e3 Ke5 17.Kd3 Kd5 18.e3 g6 19.e4+ Ke5 20.Ke3 g5
21.Kd3 Kf4 22.Kd4 with yet another stalemate!

    |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |
    |   | o |   |   |   |   |   |   |
    |   | o |   |   |   |   |   |   |
    |   | + |   |   |   |   | o |   |   After 22.Kd4
    |   | + |   | K | + | k | o |   |
    |   | + |   |   |   |   | o |   |
    |   |   |   |   |   |   | + |   |
    |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |

   Thus, unexpectedly we have a Black and White stalemate in a
   retrograde endgame study.

***   Results of the solving contest  ***

   Results of the solving contest.

   Three correct retroanalyses were received.  So it happened that the most
   complete solutions of the resulting endgame were received first, thus I had
   no difficuly in establishing ranking:

    1st: John Tromp from Waterloo, Canada

    2nd: Bo Sjogren from Linkoping, Sweden

    3rd: Henrik Juel from Lyngby, Denmark

   John receives the prize, my book `The fruits from my chess garden: a
   selection of endgames', Chess Enterprises, 1993.

   In his subsequent msg Bo showed that the study is insolvable in the
   following variation:
   1. h7 Rd8+ 2. Kxe4 bxa2 3. h8=Q+ Kd7 4. Qxg7+ Kc8
   5. b3 Kb8 6. Qa1 Bf2 7. Qxa2 Rd2 8. Qa1 Rxe2
   9. Kd3 Rd2+ 10. Kc3 Rd8!
		       ^^^ this is the move I have not analyzed before
  11. Qf1 Re8 12. Qe2 Rc8+ 13. Kb2 Rd8 and Black wins

   Thus, Bo deserves a prize too.
   Both John and Bo are asked to send me addresses to which I should send
   the book.

Further comments

Maneuver starting with 10...Rd8 was possible because Kc3 was
blockading the diagonal for its Queen.
Therefore, a better square for wQ is 8. Qb1.  Then, after 8... Rxe2
9.Kd3 Rd2+ 10. Kc3 Rd8 11.Qe4 draws and the study is sound.

So far Bo has not come with convincing play for Black in this variation:
9...Re1 (for the wild 9. - Rd2+ 10. Kc3 Rd4? 11.Qf5 is sufficient)
10. Qc2 Rg1 (10...e2? does not pose any threat, so 11.a4 may even win)
11.a4 Rxg2 12.a5 Rh2 13.ab Rh8 14.Qa2 cannot be too good for Black.

Anybody would like to join in the analysis?

Wlodek Proskurowski 

4) British Rapidplay Results by Simon Smith

The British Rapidplay (30 minutes for all moves) Championship was held at the
very warm Metropole Hotel, Leeds, on Sunday Nov. 20th.

Mark Hebden won with 6/6, 2-3 Jeronen Boesch and A. Mohammed 5/6, 4
Matthew Sadler 4.5 and others.

The event demonstrated once again how Hebden is Rapido king of the chessboard.
In Rd 4 Hebden beat Colin Crouch in about ten minutes - several players thought
they had agreed a quick draw! From 3/3 Crouch then failed to add to his score. In
Rd 5 Hebden beat Boesch convicingly, emerging from the opening with a couple of
extra tempi in a Queen's Gambit type position. Last round luck also favoured
Hebden, beating Sadler in a time scramble from what looked a lost position
(although I only caught a glimpse of the board through three rows of spectators).
Holland's Jeroen Boesch had a good tournament, bouncing back in Rd 6 to beat
Lalic and take joint 2nd. Mohammed lost in Rd 1 to a local Yorkshire player
(apologies for not remembering who!), then reeled off five straight wins (including victory over Ruth Sheldon).

- Simon Smith


------- Text of letter from Bob Rice to Rustam and Gata Kamsky, date November
23, 1994, on PCA letterhead, with the contact information listed as 345 Park
Avenue South, New York, NY 10010, Telephone 212-779-6639 and Fax 212-685-

This letter replies to your "Protest" of November 18 and confirms
conversations I had with your lawyers, Mr. Joel Lutwin and Mr. Edwin Rubin,
previously on the subjects you raise in your "Protest". However, it also
discuses your recent defamatory and libelous statements about the PCA and
certain of its members and officers that have now been published in most
countries, and sets forth our demand that you retract those statements in
writing or be liable to a lawsuit for money damages in several jurisdictions.

As we have previously communicated in writing to both your lawyers, the prize
fund for the Canary Island match will be $100,000, to be split evently
between Gata Kamsky and Vishy Anand. The players will receive free air fair
and free first class lodging for themselves and a coach. The organizers will
not provide any additional prize funds, appearance fees, or similar payment.

This amount is less than we had hoped to offer for this stage of the
challenger series. We have been unable to locate sponsors to support a bigger
prize fund largely because of the adverse publicity generated by your
previous numerous defamatory statements about the PCA and its officers, as
well as your assault on Mr. Short in Linares. My experience is that sponsors
simply do not wish to spend large sums of money while risking attracting the
kind of publicity your behavior and comments have engendered. If additional
sponsors can be located for the match, we will be able to increase the prize
fund, but I am not optimistic on this point.

Relatedly, I am aware that you have recently distributed a letter regarding
the PCA (copy attached) to various people around the world with the request
that they in turn publish it wherever possible. This letter contains numerous
false, defamatory, and extremely damaging statements about the PCA, certain
PCA members, and myself.

Your request for recipients to publish the letter has met with great success,
and the letter has appeared on numerous computer networks, reaching tens of
millions of people in the US and western Europe. As a result, you have
libeled the named individuals and the PCA in numerous countries and are
subject to legal action in each of them, including the US, the UK, Germany,
France and Spain.

As I noted above, you have a substantial history of making baseless
defamatory claims regarding the PCA, its members, and its board members. We
have long ignored these statements in order to avoid further embarrasement to
either you or us, but have previously warned you in writing to cease such
behavior (you will recall we have a signed acknowledgement of this warning).
Given the extent and everity of your most recent outburst, however, we are
required to act.

We demand a letter from you fully retracting the contents of the November 7
letter in several magazines around the world currently contemplating its
publication and prevent further damage to our organizations and named
individuals. On the other hand, if we do not receive such a retraction within
several days, we contemplate begining legal proceedings against you for money
damages in one or more of the countries listed above.

I urge you to consult with your lawyers immediately.

Robert E. Rice

{Note: this letter was entered verbatim, and Mr. Rice's spellings were left
unedited. They are not typos introduced by the person posting the message.
The last sentence of the original was underlined.}

From Roustam Kamsky
Retyped and posted by Eric Schiller
All opinions expressed are those of the persons involved in the dispute.
Any comments I may have on this matter will be posted separately.

This is a reply to a fax I received 25-Nov-94 from Bob Rice.

After almost two months Mr. Rice finally sent me a fax in reply to my
repeated requests for information. This fax contains warnings, threats and
attempts to lay the blame for the PCAs financial woes on me and my son. Let
me reply to these accusations.

1. It refers to conversations between you and my lawyers.
2. It accuses me of defamatory and libelous statements about the PCA
3. It admits that the prize fund in Las Palmas is less than you had "hoped to
4. Stated conditions for the match is $50,000 for Gata Kamsky and the same
amount for Vishy Anand, free air fair and free first class l;odging for
themselves and a coach.
5. You suggest that the sponsors are unhappy because of the negative
publicity which has recently plagued the PCA
6. You claim that publishing my protest on the Internet is an act of libel in
US, UK, Germany, France and Spain.
7. You demand, immediately, a letter fully retracting my protest of 7 Nov.
and unless you get one you threaten to begin "legal proceedings" against
me "in one or more of the countries listed above."

The text of your letter is reproduced at the end of this document.

Here is my reply to your threats and allegations:

1. I am the manager of Gata Kamsky. All communication should be with me,
and if you contact other persons, at least you should send me copies.
2. I have always spoken the truth as I know it. If you withheld important
information from me, despite my repeated requests, then any inaccuracy
in my comments is due at least in part to your silence. Nevertheless, in the
spirit of cooperation I will retract some of my statements, if you retract
and correct some of yours. I will detail these below.
3. You admit that the prize fund is less than it should be, but fail to admit
that we were informed, as was the public, that the prize fund would be
$200,000, and act as if there were never any commitment on your part.
4. I request that the PCA provide the same conditions offered by Rentero. At
the very least, you must publicly, and in detail, describe why these
superior conditions were not accepted. Your vague comments about
television and sponsorship concerns will not suffice. It is hard to believe
that you can obtain greater international television coverage in Las Palmas
than in Linares, nor what Intel's concerns are.
5. You complain about the effect my protests have on your sponsors. I do not
believe you. Such conflicts tend to draw attention to the match, which,
once underway, will receive more press coverage. And you have done such
a poor job obtaining press coverage, you should welcome any you can get!
If you will behave properly, we will be happy to inform the press that the
PCA is meeting its obligations. Otherwise, we will continue to complain
about your mistreatment of us.
6. You are a powerful lawyer and can sue us all over the world. Perhaps you
think such threats will silence us, but we will stand up for our rights and
the rights of all professional players. You may or may not win in a court
battle, because you have more resources. But in the court of public opinion
we will prevail because we are right.
7. You demand a retraction. Well, we demand you retract your improper
statements and correct your improper actions. We will agree to inform the
public and the press (you have already seen that we can get our message
out to the world) that we retract certain statements, but only when those
statements are untrue. You must agree, for your part, to make them
untrue, by:

a) Apologizing on behalf of the PCA and yourself personally for the
reduction in the prize fund from $200,000 to $100,000, admitting in
the process that the agreed upon prize fund was indeed $200,000.
b) Apologize to me for my exclusion from the playing hall.
c) Disclose to us, under a confidentiallity agreement, the financial
details of the Intel/PCA contract that supported the $200,000 figure
to begin with, and that now force the reduction in prize fund. The
confidentiality agreement will be legally binding, so that we cannot
disclose this information. You can therefore show me the Intel
contract so that I can be convinced that your claims have substance.
d) Explain precisely why Mr. Rentero's offer was refused.
e) Apologize for the conditions of the New York Grand Prix and for the
inadequate notice that prohibited us from participating in Paris.
f) Provide a detailed explanation of the PCA rating system and
demonstrate precisely how Gatas rating was calculated, as well as the
calculations for all players in the top ten positions in your ratng list.
g) Guarantee all conditions for the remaining legs of the current World
Championship Cycle.
h) Insure that all remaining candidates and the current PCA Champion
have equal input on all issues relating to this cycle. Kasparov must
have no unfair advantages.

If you agree to these conditions, I will issue appropriate retractions and
apologize for any statements which seem, in hindsight, to be inaccurate. I
will also make a public statement assuring Intel that Gata and I will
cooperate in all matters to bring the cycle to a successful conclusion, and
make myself available at all times to consult with you on these issues. I do
not believe that there is any reason for us to delay taking action, and it
would be in everyones interest if our difficulties could be laid to rest
before the FIDE Congress begins.

/S/ Roustam Kamsky

6) The PCA Candidates Semifinals - Linares 1994
   Report to the PCA by Technical Director Mauricio B. Perea

My first experience as a chess Technical Director became an interesting
episode, blending amusing bouts of curiosity with an almost paranoid human
behaviour on the part of Mr Rustam Kamsky. We had to participate in a sort of
psychological warfare, brought about by enthusiastic parental love of this
gentleman, and directed against the "rest of the world," represented in this
particular case by Mr Nigel Short and including the Arbiters, the Organiser
and the Technical Director.

Mr Rustam Kamsky has a martyrdom complex that is hurting his very talented
son. Five days before the Semifinal matches were to start in Linares, he began
his nerve-racking psychological war. Probably it will be very difficult to
believe that behind his rude and primitive manners there are cunning and
crafty intentions to deliberately create tension in order to upset his
opponents. This policy, I believe, forms part of the Rustam Show and may have
been carefully prepared for this occasion.

Starting five days before the beginning of the match against Mr. Short there
was a prelude of formal requests to build a wall (the "Linares Wall") between
the two chess tables. Four or five faxes crossed between Linares, Paris and
New York, demanding the construction of the wall, and answers from the PCA
denying these requests.

		   Technical meeting of September 20, 1994

Mr Rustam Kamsky insisted on being present at the Technical
Meeting of Sept. 20th, on the grounds that his son is still a
minor (Gata is 20 years old). He also requested a Russian-English
translator, asking that Mr D. Bjelica and the seconds Messrs
Dzindzihashvili and Fedorowicz also be present. In order to
have a peaceful beginning of the event we agreed to these
requests, but told the other players that if they wished they
could also bring along their respective seconds.

During the course of this Technical Meeting the Chief Arbiter, Mr
Filipowicz, detailed some of the new rules adopted to prevent the
fears of the Kamsky group. We have to explain that Mr Rustam
Kamsky was demanding the erection of a wall separating both chess
tables because he believed that the GMs Short and Anand would
otherwise talk and maintain visual contact, exchanging signals
and information during the critical phases of the games. They did
not mention the possibility of telepathic communications between
these two players, probably because they do not know the meaning
of the telepathy.

The request to prevent the possibility of surreptitious
communication between these GMs also included the demand for
separate corridors, so each pair of players would use different
and restricted urinary rooms. During the first four rounds, until
he was not permitted entry into the playing hall, Mr Rustam
Kamsky kept a careful watch over these corridors to make sure
that Mr Short and Mr Anand would not talk or transmit unlawful
signals to each other. During his deposition at the Linares
Police Station, after his threat to kill Mr Short, he maintained
that he saw, with his own eyes, how the two GMs passed obvious
signals and moreover talked freely in said corridors. All this to
the total amazement of the local police who were unable to
understand the relation between chess, urinary corridors and
visual contact, and even less the threat to kill someone for
these reasons.

After Mr Filipowicz finished his summary of the new rules to be
implemented in this match, including that the players should not
cross an imaginary mid line between both chess tables, that they
were to avoid signals, talking, visual contact, or any other
attempts to confuse other players, Mr Filipowicz asked if there
were any comments. Immediately Mr Rustam Kamsky firmly requested
that a wall be erected between both chess tables to prevent...
etc. etc. To this Mr Short asked Gata Kamsky to indicate "any
event in the history of chess where such a wall had been built."
Rustam, as usual, answered in lieu of his son, saying that the
"Linares Wall" was necessary to prevent any kind of dirty tricks.
Mr Short indicated that the Kamsky clan were insulting and
offending the other players, and at that point Messrs Short,
Anand and Adams accompanied by their respective seconds, Messrs
Ubilava and Hodgson, left the room as a sign of protest.

The remaining components of the Semifinals, the Arbiters,
Technical Director and Organiser, were left to discuss the matter
with the Kamskys, who still insisted on the wall being built.
Among the arguments offered by the "rest of the world," one had
to do with such trivial requirements as the need for spectators
to be able to actually see the games with the sponsor's logos in
clear view; or the necessity for the arbiters to have a clear
view of both chess tables in order to fulfill their job. Mr Rustam
Kamsky indicated as a final answer that the did not care about
the PCA rules and did not accept the decision regarding the wall
since they believed it was stupid. Mr Luis Rentero at that point
told the remaining survivors of the meeting: "If you take a
decision to build the wall I will erect it in half an hour. But I
will only do so if I receive approval for this from the PCA."

With that the meeting ended, but the seeds of problems to come
had been sowed. Mr Short was clearly playing his match against
Rustam Kamsky and not against his talented son Gata. The
importance of these events cannot be underestimated. I believe
there is an important lesson to be learnt for the future.

The Semifinal matches

Nigel Short was probably not in the best of form in Linares.
Nevertheless the commotion brought about by the peculiar and
reiterated request to build a wall, and the indirect and
sometimes very aggressive and direct remarks addressed against
his integrity, as well as that of the other contenders, may have
handicapped him even more.

I leave it to the chief Arbiter's report to relate the incidents
that occurred in the Anibal hotel. I would merely like to add to
his report that the incidents turned this Semifinal match into a
rabble-rousing affair. I recommend that in future PCA events Mr
Rustam Kamsky should be restrained so he doesn't become a problem
to the organizers, arbiters and technical directors - and for the
good of his son.

Mauricio Perea

			    Chief Arbiter's Report
Regarding the incident of September 25, 1994, in the hotel restaurant
	  of the Anibal Hotel
	 Chief Arbiter Andrzei Filipowicz Linares, September 26, 1994

1. During the 4th round, in the opening (after Black's 5th move)
  Mr Short, on his own time, said a few words directly to Mr Gata
  Kamsky, asking him to stop his permanent coughing which was
  disturbing him.

  Arbiter's comment: According to the current tournament
  regulations no player can talk to his opponent, but of course
  it is difficult to demand from Mr Short that he should get up
  on his own time and go to the arbiter to ask for intervention.
  He could lose three to four minutes. So he made the remark
  directly to the opponent. I have encountered such cases many
  times before and the problem has never had repercussions
  similar to the Linares case.

2. Some minutes later Mr Short came to me to inform me about the
  case and asked me to take the necessary measures if Mr Kamsky
  continued his coughing.

3. I went to Mr Rustam Kamsky and asked him what had happened to
  Gata. He replied that Gata had caught a cold and was coughing.

4. Until the end of the 4th game (won by Mr Short), Mr Gata Kamsky
  did not further disturb the opponent, trying to restrain his coughing.

5. After the game Mr Rustam Kamsky said to Gata: "He disturbed you
  much, so you have to make a protest", but Gata simply replied "No."

6. However, during dinner, at about a quarter past nine p.m., Mr
  Rustam Kamsky came to my table, where I was sitting together
  with Mr Perea, Mr Ubilava and Mr Anand, handing me a protest
  letter from Gata Kamsky. While he did this he used some
  offensive words in Russian, referring to Mr Short, asking me to
  translate this into English. I said to him simply: "Leave the
  protest. I will reply to you tomorrow. I am not going to
  discuss the case now or translate anything." So he left us.

7. About five minutes later Mr Rustam Kamsky came back and went
  straight to where Nigel Short was sitting at the next table
  with some friends (including Mr Hubner, Mr Mortazavi and the
  representative of the Intel Corporation, Mr Andrew Finnan). He
  was shouting aggressive words towards Mr Short, but I only
  clearly understood "You are breaking rules every day. I will
  kill you!" (When questioned by the police later Mr Kamsky
  admitted he had indeed told Nigel Short: "If you continue
  breaking the rules I will kill you"). Mr Short did not reply.
  Despite this Mr Kamsky continued to menace him with attack, so
  Mr Perea and I got up to try to stop him. Fortunately at the
  same time the seconds of Gata, Mr Dzindzichashvili and Mr
  Federowicz held Mr Rustam Kamsky be the arms and took him away.

8. After dinner Mr. Short went to the Police Station to denounce Mr.
  Kamsky. The threat was very serious and Mr Short was afraid he
  would be attacked during the games as well as outside the hotel.

9. As I understand, a few hours later that same night the police
  took Mr Rustam Kamsky to the police station to clarify his
  version of the case and his behaviour in the restaurant.

A. Filipowicz

7) Advanced notice of Groningen chess festival 1994 by Anjo Anjewierden


The yearly Groningen (NED) chess festival will take place December 19-30.
The top-group is a Category 16 invitational tournament, the participants
are: Yusupov, Beliavsky, Tiviakov, Azmaiparashvili, Z. Almasi, Ki.
Georgiev, Miles, Gulko, Hodgson, Van Wely, Van der Wiel and Xie Jun.
Additionally there is an open GM group and various groups for mere

Once again, the organisation has offered me some space in the press-room
for coverage on the Internet.  If all technicalities work out, there
will be daily reports and lots of games after each round.

As the invitational group is smaller than last year (when there where 54
players in the PCA qualifiers) I expect to be able to provide wider
coverage of the GM open.  If there is a player I should try to follow,
please let me know.

Also, the press-room doubles up as the analysis-room for the invitational
group.  This provides an opportunity to ask players questions, if you have
any interesting (!?) questions for one of the players let me know.

8) The IBM International Blitz Tournament  - Nir Galim Israel
by Shay Bushinsky

(As reported last week in TWIC 11 Shay Bushinsky organised a
blitz tournament, sponsored by IBM. Here is an additional game
and comment. MC)

I started to dig up my disk and found the following tournament
game. It is to observe and weep... At least it leaves a memory and a
big hope for the future....

[Event "IBM International Blitz Tournament"]
[Site "Nir-Galim, Israel"]
[Date "1994.11.26"]
[Round "7"]
[White "Polgar, Judit"]
[Black "Junior, Pentium-60Mhz"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "???"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. g3 d5 4. exd5 Nxd5 5. Bg2 Be6 6. Nge2 c6 7. 0-0
Bd6 8. d4 0-0 9. Nxd5 Bxd5 10. Bxd5 cxd5 11. dxe5 Bxe5 12. c3 Nc6
13. Qd3 d4 14. c4 Re8 15. a3 Bf6 16. Bf4 g5 17. Bd2 Ne5
18. Qf5 Nxc4 19. Qd3 Qd5 20. Rae1 Ne5 21. Nc3 Nf3 22. Kh1 Qc6 23. Ne4
Nxd2 24. Qxd2 Rxe4 25. f3 Rxe1 26. Qxe1 Re8 27. Qd1 Re3 28. Kg1 d3 29. g4
Bxb2 30. Qd2 Qb6 31. Kh1 Bxa3 32. Qc3 Qc5 33. Qf6 Qd5 34. Kg2 Bb2
35. Qf5 Qxf5 36. gxf5 d2 37. Rd1 Bc3 38. Kf2 Re1 39. Rxd2 Bxd2 40. h4
gxh4 {Black lost on time. Computer clock read 1:48 left}

9) Kasparov and Karpov face to face.

Kasparov and Karpov appeared on Russian channel 6 in a two hour debate!!
Kasparov talked about the Olympiad. They also blamed each other for the
termination of the 1984-5 match.