THE WEEK IN CHESS 63			24/12/95	Mark Crowther
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1) Introduction
2) Groningen Chess Festival by Anjo Anjewierden
3) Festivals in Hastings and Reggio
4) Johannes Hjartarsson wins the Icelandic Championships Playoff
5) Hafnarfjordur (Iceland) G. Arason Tournament, XII 1995
5) Cacax International Tournament Yugoslavia
6) Zadar Croatia Open
7) BELGRADE
8) Disneyland
9) Internet Chess Match for Bosnia
10) Nir-Galim rapid
11) Wijk aan Zee Sonnevanck by Ian Rogers.
12) Piket and Timman play a rapid chess match.
13) Italian Championships in Verona by Massimiliano Orsi
14) HUGO SPANGENBERG WINS THE "IVESS OPEN"  by Roberto Alvarez
15) CLUB ARGENTINO WINS THE METROPOLITAN TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
16) Judit Polgar wins in Alma-Ata Kazakhstan - 2 minute blitz tournament!
17) The TELCODATA CHESS CHALLENGE
18) US Women's Championships
19) Sao Paulo State tournament
20) 1995 Philippine FEBTC open by Bobby Ang
21) Asian Team Championships by Chern Seng Pau

GAMES SECTION
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TWIC63.PGN
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Groningen Koop Tjuchem schaaktoernooi		25 games
Playoff for the Icelandic Championships		 6 games
Nir-Galim ISR Blitz games			 3 games
European Team Tournament games			 2 games
Exhibition Blindfold simul (Disney)		 1 game
Rapidplay games for the opening of a Bookshop.	 2 games
Internet Chess Match for Bosnia			 2 games
Computer Chess Match.				 2 games
Belgrade International Chess Tournament		66 games

TWIC63GR.PGN
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Groningen Open Games				81 games

TWIC63EX.PGN
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Hafnarfjordur (Iceland) G. Arason Tournament	 81 games
Italian Championships Rounds 1-6		 30 games
1995 Philippine FEBTC open			 72 games
IVESS Open					 58 games
Team Tournament Buenos Aires			101 games

TWIC63SP.PGN
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Sao Paulo tournament	339 games

Extra Section available via ftp and from my www:

These extra sections are available at:

Pittsburgh ftp site. (ftp.pitt.edu, group/chess/NEWS)
(probably Monday)

and straight away at my www site -
http://www.brad.ac.uk/~mdcrowth/chess.html

(note this is tilda mdcrowth, some terminals display this
as a percent sign which won't work)

1) Introduction
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My thanks to Anjo Anjewierden. Brian Stephenson, Einar Karlsson,
Mageir Petursson, Alexander Huzman,  Judit Polgar,
Dadi Jonsson, Bosko Grove, Bob Wade, Shay Bushinsky, Alon Greenfeld
ChessAssistant, Jeroen van de Weijer, Ian Rogers, Massimiliano Orsi,
Roberto Alvarez, Richard Reich, US Chess Federation, Adriano Von
Pfuhl Rodrigues, Bobby Ang and Chern Seng Pau for their help in producing
this issue.

I'm looking forward to putting my feet up and stuffing myself full of
food! There will be a TWIC next week. It may be a review of the year or
that might follow the following week. Lots of games and news in this
issue. I have tried to keep the size down via E-Mail but large sections
are available at my www site and hopefully pitt.edu or the compuserve library.

I will try and keep my www site as up to date as possible over the next
week for Groningen. (details of the address below)

Have a good Christmas everyone.

Mark

2) Groningen Chess Festival by Anjo Anjewierden
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      |             Koop Tjuchem schaaktoernooi            |
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      |            34th Groningen Chess Festival           |
      |       December 19-30, Groningen, Netherlands       |
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      |  E-mail: stichting.schaak.groningen@iwg.nl (Anjo)  |
      +----------------------------------------------------+

Round 1: December 19
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                     VAN WELY TAKES THE LEAD

    It is nearly Xmas and the traditional Groningen chess festival is
on.  With Karpov and Kamsky among the participants in the GM Invitational
it is one of the strongest tournaments this year.

Round 1 (December 19):

Svidler, Peter - Kamsky, Gata       1/2 (32) Ruy Lopez, Marshall
Van Wely, Loek - Almasi, Zoltan     1-0 (54) Queen's Indian, Bc8-a6-b7
Leko, Peter - Hansen, Curt          1/2 (28) French
Sokolov, Ivan - Karpov, Anatoly     1/2 (71) Queen's Indian
Adams, Michael - Tiviakov, Sergey   1/2 (37) Sicilian, Closed
Lautier, Joel - Piket, Jeroen       1/2 (42) Nimzo Indian, 4.Qc2

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Svidler, Peter - Kamsky, Gata       1/2 (32) Ruy Lopez, Marshall

Finished within two hours.  Gata came with a novelty on move 20
compared to his PCA-match with Anand.

Van Wely, Loek - Almasi, Zoltan     1-0 (54) Queen's Indian, Bc8-a6-b7

The lowest rated against last year's winner, and the lowest rated won!
Van Wely reached an endgame of two bishops against knight+bishop and
played it to near perfection.  He topped it off with a nice piece
sacrifice to ensure Queening.  Note that Van Wely should not win a
pawn on move 42, the main-line goes: 42. Bxb6 Bxb6 43. Kxb6 e3 44. c5
(only move to stop the pawn) 44... Nd5+ followed by Nxb4 and the knight
can be sacrificed against the c-pawn with a draw because the bishop is
of the wrong colour.

Leko, Peter - Hansen, Curt          1/2 (28) French

Short and dull.

Sokolov, Ivan - Karpov, Anatoly     1/2 (71) Queen's Indian

The tournament nearly got a sensational start with a Karpov loss.
Sokolov reached a bishop vs. knight ending with an extra pawn.  Most
people thought that Karpov would manage a draw, but nobody would like
to bet on it.  When Karpov started walking around to look at the other
boards (all games had already finished!), it was clear that at least
Anatoly had counted the draw.  The post-mortem saw the familiar
ritual.  Karpov started in Russian and Sokolov spoke English, this
continued for a while until Karpov switched to English as well.
Sokolov pointed out how Karpov could have played better and Karpov
stated that his own moves had been good enough for the draw as well.
The players blitzed out the position a couple of times (draw each
time).  Karpov stated that the game had been a draw troughout, and
Sokolov countered with "that may be true, but this is the type of
position you would have liked to play with White".  They had diner
together so the above must be considered "standard practice".

Adams, Michael - Tiviakov, Sergey   1/2 (37) Sicilian, Closed

Slow manoeuvring, nothing special.

Lautier, Joel - Piket, Jeroen       1/2 (42) Nimzo Indian, 4.Qc2

Not extremely exciting either.
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Round 2: December 20
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			VAN WELY WINS AGAIN!

    Dutch globe-trotter Loek van Wely also won his second game in the
Koop Tjuchem invitational tournament in Groningen and leads with 2
points.  The only other win in round two was for Gata Kamsky, who defeated
Jeroen Piket in a Ruy Lopez Jaenisch/Schliemann.

Round 2 (December 20):

Kamsky, Gata - Piket, Jeroen        1-0 (37) Ruy Lopez, Jaenisch gambit
Tiviakov, Sergey - Lautier, Joel    1/2 (29) Sicilian, Alapin
Karpov, Anatoly - Adams, Michael    1/2 (47) English
Hansen, Curt - Sokolov, Ivan        1/2 (72) English
Almasi, Zoltan - Leko, Peter        1/2 (21) Sicilian
Svidler, Peter - Van Wely, Loek     0-1 (61) Sicilian, Najdorf

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Kamsky, Gata - Piket, Jeroen        1-0 (37) Ruy Lopez, Jaenisch gambit

A very interesting game.  Piket played the Jaenisch gambit (3... f5)
against Kamsky's Ruy Lopez.  In the analysis Kamsky pointed out that
18... Qxa2 was a mistake, better is 18... Qd5 and Black can probably
defend.  The only other time Piket played this opening was against
Timman.  And, of course, precisely today Timman visited the tournament
and analysed the game with Piket.  Timman thought that 26... a4 was
still sufficient to defend the position, Piket's 26... Rg6 is a loss
of tempo.  The endgame of Queen+Rook vs Queen+Rook still looked rather
tricky, but Kamsky succeeded in chasing the Black king into a mating
net.  Incidentally, Kamsky also reads TWIC!

Tiviakov, Sergey - Lautier, Joel    1/2 (29) Sicilian, Alapin

Lautier defended actively against the many tricks Tiviakov put up
and kept the draw.

Karpov, Anatoly - Adams, Michael    1/2 (47) English

A long positional struggle in which Karpov was never much better, and
in the end Adams had a slight edge.

Hansen, Curt - Sokolov, Ivan        1/2 (72) English

Sokolov could not materialise his extra material (the exchange)
and was again the last to finish.

Almasi, Zoltan - Leko, Peter        1/2 (21) Sicilian

The Hungarians had a day off.

Svidler, Peter - Van Wely, Loek     0-1 (61) Sicilian, Najdorf

A mysterious game, especially because the outcome was unclear for a
very long time.  Van Wely had three pawns for a knight and in such
endings the difference between a win and a loss can be decided by a
very small mistake.  Svidler stated he played badly, but that is
probably a subjective opinion.  Van Wely's last move (61... f4) is
very neat indeed.
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Round 3: December 21
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                  VAN WELY DRAWS AGAINST KAMSKY

    Loek van Wely maintained his leading position in the third round
of the Koop Tjuchem invitational tournament in Groningen by drawing
against Kamsky.  Van Wely had two extra pawns in a theoretical
discussion in the Gruenfeld defence, but because his king had trouble
getting into safety, Kamsky's compensation for the pawns was
sufficient.  Ivan Sokolov won against Zoltan Almasi and Michael Adams
beat Curt Hansen.

Round 3 (December 21):

Van Wely, Loek - Kamsky, Gata       1/2 (33) Gruenfeld, 5.Bf4
Leko, Peter - Svidler, Peter        1/2 (39) Ruy Lopez, Breyer
Sokolov, Ivan - Almasi, Zoltan      1-0 (33) Nimzo, 4.Qc2
Adams, Michael - Hansen, Curt       1-0 (41) Sicilian, Najdorf
Lautier, Joel - Karpov, Anatoly     1/2 (38) Queen's indian
Piket, Jeroen - Tiviakov, Sergey    1/2 (43) Queen's indian

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Van Wely, Loek - Kamsky, Gata       1/2 (33) Gruenfeld, 5.Bf4

An interesting theoretical discussion in one of sidelines of the
Gruenfeld defence.  Van Wely followed a game he played against
Hjelmaas (European championship 1989).  White wins a pawn, but Black
gets compensation because White has difficulty bringing his king into
safety.  Kamsky pointed out that Van Wely should not take the second
pawn, but try to castle instead.  After Van Wely took the second pawn,
the draw for Kamsky was never in doubt.

Leko, Peter - Svidler, Peter        1/2 (39) Ruy Lopez, Breyer

Leko clearly got the better position from the opening, then made a
mistake and Svidler looked to be winning.  Amazingly Leko found a
whole array of tactical resources and kept the draw.  Svidler
commented after the game "This guy is really unbelievable.  I had
already counted the point".  One concrete variation is: 31... fxg6
32. Rc7! Nxe5 33. Rxe7 Nf3+ 34. Kh1 (34. Kg2 Nxe1+) 34... Rxe7
35. Rxe7 Nxd4.

Sokolov, Ivan - Almasi, Zoltan      1-0 (33) Nimzo, 4.Qc2

Sokolov: "Ok, last year in Groningen I lost to Almasi, but thereafter
I have always won.  Today I butchered him".  Outplay, sacrifice,
attack, win is another way to summarise the game.  You should
definitely play if over.

Adams, Michael - Hansen, Curt       1-0 (41) Sicilian, Najdorf

Adams followed in the footsteps of Sokolov with a typical "Adams" win
against Hansen.  After the analysis Sokolov and Adams "where going to
have a few drinks" to celebrate.

Lautier, Joel - Karpov, Anatoly     1/2 (38) Queen's indian

It is difficult to be extremely positive about Karpov's performance so
far.  Perhaps he is still a bit tired from the exhibition tournament
in Paris or the involvement in the elections in Russija last weekend.
Being the tournament's star attraction also includes a lot of
obligations such as a continuous stream of interviews.  The
post-mortem with Lautier was in Russian.  Lautier speaks Russian
fluently and his girlfriend's (Almira Skripchenko) native tongue is
Russian as well.  In short, it was difficult to follow the
post-mortem.  The game probably never left the boundaries of a draw,
but it became extremely tricky for Karpov when he got into serious
time-trouble (a few seconds for five moves).  In this time-trouble
Karpov mumbled variations and flashed out the right moves.

Piket, Jeroen - Tiviakov, Sergey    1/2 (43) Queen's indian

Piket got a clearly better position, but Tiviakov defended well and
got enough counterplay for the draw.
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                  FIVE LEADERS WITH 2 1/2 (4)

    The Koop Tjuchem invitational chess tournament took a dramatic
turn in the fourth round.  Sole leader Loek van Wely lost against
Peter Leko in a fantastic game.  Anatoly Karpov completely outplayed
Jeroen Piket.  Michael Adams lost against Zoltan Almasi and Joel
Lautier lost to Curt Hansen.

Karpov on FIDE affairs.

In a discussion with the accumulated press, including GM's Ian Rogers
and Yasser Seirawan, Karpov made some comments about the FIDE WC
match.  Karpov believes it is a serious affair, the organisation in
Montreal is looking for the money.  They already have many small
sponsors but still need "the big one".  The match will be held
June-July next year, 24 games in six weeks.  It will probably finish
just before the start of the Olympiad (July 15th).

Karpov seemed happy with the way things went during the FIDE-congress
in Paris.  The reason for giving Campomanes the post of "Chairman" was
that Campomanes likes to travel in the name of FIDE and this makes
that possible.  The same arrangement was offered to Campomanes during
the FIDE-congress in Moskva (1994), then Campomanes refused.

Round 4 (December 22):

Kamsky, Gata - Tiviakov, Sergey     1/2 (46) Nimzo Indian
Karpov, Anatoly - Piket, Jeroen     1-0 (42) QGA
Hansen, Curt - Lautier, Joel        1-0 (58) QGA
Almasi, Zoltan - Adams, Michael     1-0 (57) Caro-Kann
Svidler, Peter - Sokolov, Ivan      1/2 (24) Scottish
Van Wely, Loek - Leko, Peter        0-1 (48) Gruenfeld

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Kamsky, Gata - Tiviakov, Sergey     1/2 (46) Nimzo Indian

Kamsky tried to win using the pair of bishops, without success.

Karpov, Anatoly - Piket, Jeroen     1-0 (42) QGA

Piket sacrificed a pawn for the Black squares and then got a lesson
from Karpov what an extra pawn really is worth.  Piket was very impressed
in the post-mortem.

Hansen, Curt - Lautier, Joel        1-0 (58) QGA

Hansen converted his extra pawn in a Queen ending.

Almasi, Zoltan - Adams, Michael     1-0 (57) Caro-Kann

Almasi got a very active position against Adams' Caro-Kann and
commentator Ligterink tried to find an immediate win in the
middlegame.  However, all king side attack's seemed to fail, for
example after 20. g5 hxg5 21. Rxg5, 21... dxc3 loses to 22. Rxg7 with
mate, but 21... g6 defends because after 22. Bxg6 fxg6 23. Rxg6 Kf7
the Black king escapes to safety.  Almasi showed good technique by
converting a rook ending with an extra pawn.

Svidler, Peter - Sokolov, Ivan      1/2 (24) Scottish

Sokolov needed a free day.  It is time Svidler shows some real chess.

Van Wely, Loek - Leko, Peter        0-1 (48) Gruenfeld

Before the animated analysis started, Piket asked Leko "Does Adorjan
still hit his dog?", Leko answered "No, the dog is dead!".  Adorjan
and Leko no longer work together.  If they meet, Leko will ask "What's
new in the Gruenfeld?" (the only thing Adorjan is occupied with is the
Gruenfeld defence).  Today Van Wely faced one of Adorjan's brilliant
ideas in this opening.  What follows are the main points of the joint
analysis by the players, Piket, Miles (trainer of Leko) and Tompa.

7... b5 N is Adorjan's novelty, the normal move is 7... c5.  Most of
what follows is forced.

12... Bh6! is the brilliant point of Adorjan's novelty, after other
moves White is better.

Rather than 16. Qe2, Piket suggested that Van Wely should have steered
towards a draw with: 16. b4 Qb6 17. Na4 Qxb4 18. Bxa6 Qxa4 19. Bb7
Nxe5 20. dxe5 Rad8 21. Bxc6! with equality.  Van Wely had seen this
variation, but wanted more than a draw.  Piket considered this bad
practice if you are faced with a Hungarian novelty.  Piket: "You are
playing Adorjan, so you take the draw, go home and analyse.".

18. h3? does not add anything to the position.

18... c5 if 19. d5 then 19... Nxe5 20. Nxe5 Nd4 surprisingly wins the
exchange.

23. g4? is the final mistake, after this Leko has an easy win.  Piket
suggested the rather devious 23. Rd8 as an alternative.  White then
has a whole array of tactical shots (Re1xe7, Ne4-d6) and the GM's
concluded that the position is very tricky indeed.  After 23. Rd8
Black can play 23... Qd5 when the tactics get very violent (Ne4-d6 for
example), or 23... Qa4 24. Re1 with enormous complications as well.
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ROUND 5
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Round 5 (1995.12.23)

Leko, Peter      - Kamsky, Gata      1/2
Sokolov, Ivan    - Van Wely, Loek    1/2   46
Tiviakov, Sergei - Karpov, Anatoly   1/2
Adams, Michael   - Svidler, Peter    0-1
Lautier, Joel    - Almasi, Zoltan    1/2
Piket, Jeroen    - Hansen, Curt      1/2

Anjo's report for this round is not yet available to me.
Main point of interest is that Adams went down to a
second consecutive loss. In round 6 Kamsky vs Karpov
was a Caro-Kann exchange in its early stages.

Groningen     (NED), XII 1995.                      cat. XVI (2649)
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                                 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2
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 1 Kamsky, Gata      g USA 2735  * . = . = . = = . . . 1  3.0  2693
 2 Karpov, Anatoly   g RUS 2775  . * . = . . . = = . = 1  3.0  2713
 3 Leko, Peter       g HUN 2605  = . * . 1 = = . . = . .  3.0  2713
 4 Sokolov, Ivan     g BIH 2630  . = . * = = = . . 1 . .  3.0  2721
 5 Van Wely, Loek    g NED 2585  = . 0 = * . 1 . . 1 . .  3.0  2719
 6 Hansen, Curt      g DEN 2620  . . = = . * . . 0 . 1 =  2.5  2631
 7 Svidler, Peter    g RUS 2635  = . = = 0 . * . 1 . . .  2.5  2643
 8 Tiviakov, Sergei  g RUS 2655  = = . . . . . * = . = =  2.5  2686
 9 Adams, Michael    g ENG 2660  . = . . . 1 0 = * 0 . .  2.0  2591
10 Almasi, Zoltan    g HUN 2630  . . = 0 0 . . . 1 * = .  2.0  2551
11 Lautier, Joel     g FRA 2635  . = . . . 0 . = . = * =  2.0  2589
12 Piket, Jeroen     g NED 2625  0 0 . . . = . = . . = *  1.5  2535
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In the open section I only have a selection of games. Early leaders
after 3 rounds include:

  1 Onischuk, Alexander     g UKR 2575  + 98 + 46 + 47    3.0 / 3
  2 Socko, Bartosz          f POL 2485  + 81 + 87 + 10    3.0 / 3
  3 Finkel, Alexander       m ISR 2490  + 74 +103 =  5    2.5 / 3  2696
  4 Gyimesi, Zoltan         m HUN 2525  +101 = 19 + 79    2.5 / 3  2636
  5 Rozentalis, Eduardas    g LTU 2610  + 96 + 89 =  3    2.5 / 3  2679
  6 Soffer, Ram             g ISR 2530  + 77 + 45 = 12    2.5 / 3  2656
  7 Tseitlin, Mark D        m ISR 2545  +107 + 68 = 53    2.5 / 3  2666
  8 Krakops, Maris          m LAT 2525  + 91 + 88     .   2.0 / 2

3) Festivals in Hastings and Reggio
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These chess Festivals start on December 27th and 28th. See
Italian Championships section for the Reggio lineup.

Brian Stephenson (someone I have known for a long time) will
be compiling the bulletin. He reports that:

The Premier is a 10 player all-play-all at the Cinque Ports Hotel running
from 28/12/1995 till 6/1/1996 with a rest day on 1/1/1996. Competitors are
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GM Alexander Khalifman (Russia), GM Thomas Luther (Germany, last year's
winner), GM Alex Yermolinsky (USA), GM Suat Atalik (Turkey, winner of the
Hastings Centenary Chess Festival last August), GM Bogdan Lalic (Croatia),
GM Julian Hodgson (England), GM Tony Miles (England), GM Stuart Conquest
(England, winner of last year's Challengers), GM John Speelman (England)
and GM Matther Sadler (England).

Play is 14:00 to 21:00 each day with no adjudications. Rate of play is 40
moves in two hours, followed by 20 moves in one hour, followed by all moves
in 30 minutes. I hope to be able to provide all the games and news from
this major event. Spectators for this event will be welcome and entry will
be free to players taking part in any event in the Congress, but will be ť3
a day for all others. A ť12 season ticket can be obtained.

The Challengers is an 11 round Open Swiss tournament from 28/12/1995 till
7/1/1996 without a rest day. Play is from 14:15 to 21:15 with the same rate
of play as in the Premier. I have no list of competitors at this stage, but
this event is normally attended by a dozen or so GMs plus a fair sprinkling
of IMs and FMs. I hope to be able to provide some of the games and news
from this event. Play takes place in the Pier Ballroom. That's right at the
end of Hastings Pier!

There are two new events at this year's Hastings. The first is the
inaugural World Amateur Championship which is restricted to players who
have no FIDE title, nor have a published FIDE rating, nor have had such a
rating since 1993. The winner will be awarded the FM title and a rating of
2200. The highest placed female player will be awarded the title of Women's
World Amateur Champion, the title of Woman FM and a rating of 2050. The
winner of the silver medal will be awarded a rating of 2100 and the bronze
medal a rating of 2050. This is an 11 round event from 28/12/1995 till
7/1/1996 with no rest day. Play is from 09:30 till 13:30 in the Pier
Ballroom.

The second new event is an Open Experts tournament, which is a 9-round
Swiss played over 5 days, 8/1/1996 to 12/1/1996. Play will be from 09:30 to
13:30 and 15:00 to 19:00 for the first four days and 09:30 to 13:30 on the
last day in the Pier Ballroom. Note that FIDE ratings as at 1/1/1996 will
be used for this event. Rates of play will be 80 minutes each for the
completion of the game, but after each move a a player receives an extra 30
seconds.

4) Johannes Hjartarsson wins the Icelandic Championships Playoff
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Skakping Islands (ICL), XII 1995.
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                                 1   2   3   4   5   6
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Hjartarson, Johann  g ISL 2570   0   =   1   =   =   1   3.5  2577
Stefansson, Hannes  g ISL 2520   1   =   0   =   =   0   2.5  2513
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After being tied at 2-2 after the scheduled 4 games of the playoff
match for the Icelandic Championships Johann Hjartarson won game
6 to take the title. My thanks to Einar Karlsson for the games.
My thanks to Mageir Petursson for some notes to some of the games.

5) Hafnarfjordur (Iceland) G. Arason Tournament, XII 1995
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My thanks to Einar Karlsson for the games from this event.
I have corrected the spelling of Gunnarsson, Arnar in the
games section so those three games from last week appear
again. Torfinnsson, Bjorn and Thorfinnsson, Bragi are
brothers but their surnames are spelt differently in
the FIDE rating list. In order to remain consistant
with my practice of always using the FIDE spelling, no
matter how wrong they appear as above. (it does at least
mean that we remain consistant!)

Hafnarfjordur (Iceland) G. Arason Tournament, XII 1995.
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                                        1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9
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 1 Blees, Albert           m NED 2420  +16 +11 + 5 - 2 +14 + 8 + 6 = 3 = 9  7.0  2547
 2 Thorhallsson, Throstur  m ISL 2420  +18 +20 +21 + 1 + 8 = 5 - 3 + 9 = 4  7.0  2584
 3 Borge, Nikolaj          m DEN 2425  + 9 =15 = 4 -18 +17 +11 + 2 = 1 = 6  6.0  2451
 4 Martin, Andrew D        m ENG 2420  +24 -21 = 3 =12 +22 =14 + 8 + 7 = 2  6.0  2394
 5 Bern, Ivar              m NOR 2360  +25 +22 - 1 =21 +18 = 2 - 9 =12 +14  5.5  2327
 6 Christensen, Tobias       DEN 2405  =14 =13 +22 - 8 +12 +18 - 1 +16 = 3  5.5  2329
 7 Gunnarsson, Jon Viktor    ISL 2145  -11 =16 - 9 +26 +15 +21 +18 - 4 +13  5.5  2370
 8 Riemersma, Liafbern     m NED 2415  +23 +17 +15 + 6 - 2 - 1 - 4 =14 +12  5.5  2348
 9 Vidarsson, Jon G        f ISL 2325  - 3 =14 + 7 +20 +21 =13 + 5 - 2 = 1  5.5  2407
10 Karlsson, Agust S         ISL 2315  -20 +26 -14 -19 =23 +24 +21 =13 +16  5.0  2279
11 Ulfarsson, Magnus Orn     ISL 2230  + 7 - 1 -13 +25 +20 - 3 -12 +18 +19  5.0  2375
12 Jensson,Einar Hjalti          ----  -15 =23 +16 = 4 - 6 +17 +11 = 5 - 8  4.5  2295
13 Jonsson, Bjorgvin       m ISL 2390  -22 = 6 +11 =17 +19 = 9 =14 =10 - 7  4.5  2277
14 Thorsson, Olafur          ISL 2160  = 6 = 9 +10 +15 - 1 = 4 =13 = 8 - 5  4.5  2371
15 Bjarnason, Saevar       m ISL 2295  +12 = 3 - 8 -14 - 7 +23 +22 -19 =17  4.0  2074
16 Edvardsson, Kristjan      ISL 2210  - 1 = 7 -12 =24 +25 +22 +19 - 6 -10  4.0  2195
17 Gunnarsson, Arnar         ISL 2135  +26 - 8 =20 =13 - 3 -12 =25 +21 =15  4.0  2300
18 Halldorsson, Gudmundur    ISL 2285  - 2 +19 +25 + 3 - 5 - 6 - 7 -11 +24  4.0  2225
19 Leosson, Torfi            ISL 2160  -21 -18 +26 +10 -13 +20 -16 +15 -11  4.0  2239
20 Gullaksen, Eirik T        NOR 2355  +10 - 2 =17 - 9 -11 -19 =24 +26 =23  3.5  2160
21 Nilssen, John Arni        FAI 2275  +19 + 4 - 2 = 5 - 9 - 7 -10 -17 +25  3.5  2180
22 Nolsoee,Eydun                 ----  +13 - 5 - 6 +23 - 4 -16 -15 -24 +26  3.0  2170
23 Thorfinnsson, Bragi       ISL 2185  - 8 =12 =24 -22 =10 -15 =26 =25 =20  3.0  2160
24 Bjornsson, Sigurbjorn     ISL 2210  - 4 -25 =23 =16 -26 -10 =20 +22 -18  2.5  2000
25 Torfinnsson, Bjorn        ISL 2060  - 5 +24 -18 -11 -16 =26 =17 =23 -21  2.5  2064
26 Burden, James             USA 2185  -17 -10 -19 - 7 +24 =25 =23 -20 -22  2.0  2002
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

5) Cacax International Tournament Yugoslavia
-----------------------------------------

My thanks to Bosko Grove for this result.

Cacax is near Belgrade.

FINAL STANDINGS
----------------

Georgiev, Krum 		g BUL 2445  24 24.05.58 M	8 *
Pavasovic, Dusko 	m SLO 2450  30   .  .   M	6.5
Damjanovic, Vladimir 	f YUG 2435  11 12.01.70 M	6.5
Popovic, Petar 		g YUG 2555  32 14.02.59 M	6
Marinkovic, Ivan 	m YUG 2465  19 14.07.67 M	6 *
Paunovic, Dragan 	m YUG 2460  11 08.11.61 M	5.5 *
Mazen							5.5 *
Vratonjic, Slobo 	m YUG 2445  20   .  .   M	5
Ilincic, Zlatko 	g YUG 2555  27 10.05.68 M	4.5
Velickovic, Sasa 	m YUG 2400   0 01.04.51 M	4.5
Tzermiadianos, Andreas 	m GRE 2400  33 12.03.72 M	4						2
Gligoric, Svetozar 	g YUG 2455  16 02.02.23 M	4


* The names are sometimes not certain, here are some
alternates:
I am totally guessing here, maybe his brother
Kiril.
Marinkovic, Slavisa m YUG 2405  22 18.01.67 M *
Paunovic, Tomislav m YUG 2405   0 25.05.63  M *
With Mazen I have tried every conceivable alternate
spelling here:
Hubert Mossong or even my old team mate Donald
Mason come to mind. But he could just be unrated.

6) Zadar Croatia Open
-------------------

My thanks to Bosko Grove for these standings.

Leading standings after 6 rounds
--------------------------------

Palac, Mladen 		g CRO 2515  54 18.02.71 M	5.5
Kovacevic, Vlatko 	g CRO 2505  33 26.03.42 M	5.0
Zelcic, Robert 		m CRO 2500  75   .  .   M	5.0
Sale, Srdjan 		m CRO 2445  51   .  .   M	5.0
Mohr, Georg 		m SLO 2495  59 02.02.65 M	5.0
Marangunic, Srdjan 	m CRO 2450  21 31.10.43	M	5.0
Dizdarevic, Emir 	g BIH 2500  34 02.04.58 M	4.5
Rogulj, Branko 		m CRO 2420  14 01.08.51 M	4.5
Romanishin, Oleg M 	g UKR 2580  63 10.01.52 M	4.5
Kozul, Zdenko 		g CRO 2580  71 21.05.66 M	4.5
Dizdar, Goran 		g CRO 2535  41 04.12.58 M	4.5
Cebalo, Miso 		g CRO 2515  35 06.02.45 M	4.5
Kutuzovic, Branko 	f CRO 2400  15   .  .   M	4.5
Mokos, Jozef		  SVK 2240  11 24.05.76 M	4.5

7) BELGRADE
--------

Many thanks to ChessAssistant the games from Belgrade appear in this
issue complete. Probably the tournament of the year.

Belgrade (YUG), XI 1995.                                cat. XVI (2649)
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
                                     1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
 1 Gelfand, Boris        g BLR 2685  * = 1 = 1 1 = 1 = = 1 =  8.0  2820
 2 Kramnik, Vladimir     g RUS 2730  = * = 1 1 = 1 0 1 1 1 =  8.0  2816
 3 Shirov, Alexei        g ESP 2695  0 = * = 0 = 1 1 = 1 = 1  6.5  2709
 4 Topalov, Veselin      g BUL 2640  = 0 = * = 1 = 0 1 1 0 1  6.0  2685
 5 Adams, Michael        g ENG 2660  0 0 1 = * = 0 = = 1 = 1  5.5  2647
 6 Ivanchuk, Vassily     g UKR 2740  0 = = 0 = * = 1 = 1 = =  5.5  2640
 7 Timman, Jan H         g NED 2590  = 0 0 = 1 = * = = 0 1 1  5.5  2654
 8 Leko, Peter           g HUN 2605  0 1 0 1 = 0 = * = = = =  5.0  2616
 9 Ljubojevic, Ljubomir  g YUG 2600  = 0 = 0 = = = = * = = =  4.5  2588
10 Beliavsky, Alexander  g UKR 2650  = 0 0 0 0 0 1 = = * = 1  4.0  2546
11 Lautier, Joel         g FRA 2635  0 0 = 1 = = 0 = = = * 0  4.0  2548
12 Miladinovic, Igor     g YUG 2555  = = 0 0 0 = 0 = = 0 1 *  3.5  2524
-----------------------------------------------------------------------

8) Disneyland
----------

A youth festival held at EuroDisney for the last
few years took place in early December. The winners
of each section then played Anatoly Karpov (he played
blindfold.) in a sumultanious exhibition over 60 mins
per side. Karpov scored +2 =1 -1 losing to Etienne
Bacrot. (see games section) Some of the names are
hard to make out on the fax so apologies for errors.

Girls under 12
--------------
Cmilyte, Viktorija f LTU 2070  14 06.08.83 F	9/9
Georgieva, Ljubka    BUL 2000			7
Matnadze, Ana	     GEO 2000			6.5
Ngoc Dang Bich	     VIE 2000			6.5

43 players.

Girls under 14
--------------
Giao Chau Thi Ngo    VIE 2000			7/9
Jackova, Jana	     CZE 2000			7
Kiss, Judit  	     HUN 2055  11 26.10.81 F	7
Ismailova, Parvana f AZE 2080  26 06.02.82 F	6.5
Xu Yuanyuan	     CHN 2000			6.5

38 players.

Boys under 12
-------------

Bacrot, Etienne f   FRA 2395  48 22.01.83 M	8.5/9
Cheng Xi Xai 	    CHN 2000   0   .  .   M	7
Akopian, Var.       ARM 2000   0   .  .   M	6.5
Raceanu, Val.	    ROM 2000			6.5
Kovchan, Alexander  UKR 2225  13 21.10.83 M	6.5

46 players.

Boys under 14
---------------
Aronian, Levon 	  f ARM 2355  37 06.10.82 M	8/9
Kundin, Alexander   ISR 2220  34 25.06.81 M	7
Gaprindashvili, Val GEO 2000   			6.5
Vajda, Levente 	f   ROM 2385  37 13.02.81 M	6.5
Pert, Richard G.    ENG 2110   8 22.01.81 M	6.5

48 players


9) Internet Chess Match for Bosnia
-------------------------------

Saturday 16 December, from 4-8 p.m held in the offices
of Jeroen van de Weijer (Dutch side.) and played on
ICC were two rapid games, they also appeared live on
Spanish TV!

Two very entertaining games ensued.

10) Nir-Galim rapid
---------------

Shay Bushinsky asked the players to reconstruct some of the
games from the Nir-Galim rapids, reported at the time in TWIC57.

Here are some fragments:

Judit reconstructed:

Alon Greenfeld - Judit Polgar

W: kg1 Qb4 Rf1 Rd3 Be4 Nc4 h2, g3, f2, b3, a5, d5 (12)
B: Kh8 Qf6 Rf7 Rf8 Bh6 Nd7 h3, g4, e5, d6, b7, a6 (12)

Black to move

33... Nc2 {33... Qf2 wins as well: 34. Rf2 Ne2 35 Kf1 Rf2 36 Ke1 Rf1
37 Ke2 R8f2#} 34 Kh1 Qf1 and white resigned

More from Nir-Galim (recollections from Alex Huzman)

	Alexander Huzman - Polgar Zsofia

W: Kg1 Qe2 Rd1 Re1 Bd3 Ne5 Bg5 a2 b2 c4 f2 g2 h2
B: Kg8 Qc8 Ra8 Re8 Bb7 Be7 Nf6 a7 b6 e6 f7 g7 h7

1. Bf6 Bf6 2. Bh7! Kf8 [2... Kh7 3. Qh5 Kg8 4. Qf7 Kh7 5. Rd3 +-]
3. Nd7 Ke7 4. Qd2! [with the idea 5. Qd6 Qb4] Qc7 5. Qb4 1-0


There are three further games in the games section annotated by
Alon Greenfeld and Alexander Huzman, in addition there are
some games from the European Team Championships involving Israeli
players.

------------------------------------

11) Wijk aan Zee Sonnevanck by Ian Rogers.
---------------------------------------
These two tournaments were played simultaneously at the Sonnevanck Hotel in Wijk
aan Zee between November 28 and December 7. The 'little brother' of the
traditional Wijk aan Zee tournament has a well deserved reputation as the
friendliest event on the Dutch tournament calendar, being played in a pub.
The main tournament was a fantastic race between Friso Nijboer and Vassilios
Kotronias, decided in the last round when Nijboer scored a six and a half hour
victory with Black over Kotronias. Joris Brenninkmeijer's first GM norm was also
worthy of note - he started the tournament with 1/3 but secured the norm by
inflicting Nijboer's only loss in the penultimate round.
The Amstelveen Masters was comfortably won by well-known German chess journalist
Stefan Loffler, who had finished last in the same event in the previous year. (A
good omen for Gary Lane!?)

Amsterdam (NED), XI-XII 1995.                         cat. IX (2472)
--------------------------------------------------------------------
                                      1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
--------------------------------------------------------------------
 1 Nijboer, Friso         g NED 2485  * 1 0 = 1 1 1 1 1 1  7.5  2743
 2 Kotronias, Vasilios    g GRE 2590  0 * 1 = 1 = 1 1 1 1  7.0  2678
 3 Brenninkmeijer, Joris  m NED 2500  1 0 * 0 1 1 1 1 1 =  6.5  2634 GM Norm
 4 Rogers, Ian            g AUS 2600  = = 1 * = = 1 1 = 1  6.5  2623
 5 Reinderman, Dimitri    m NED 2455  0 0 0 = * 1 1 = 1 1  5.0  2516
 6 Skembris, Spyridon     g GRE 2525  0 = 0 = 0 * = 1 = =  3.5  2385
 7 Peng Xiaomin           m CHN 2510  0 0 0 0 0 = * 1 = =  2.5  2301
 8 Van den Doel, Erik     f NED 2305  0 0 0 0 = 0 0 * 1 1  2.5  2324
 9 Armas, Iulius          m FRA 2405  0 0 0 = 0 = = 0 * =  2.0  2258
10 Van de Mortel, Jan     f NED 2340  0 0 = 0 0 = = 0 = *  2.0  2266
--------------------------------------------------------------------


Amstelveen Masters
-------------------
Category 6
1.S.Loffler                 x = = 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 7
2.H.Jonkman                 = x 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 = 6   (IM norm)
3.H.Michaelsen              = 1 x 0 = 1 = 1 0 1 5.5
4.A.Van de Outerweetering   0 0 1 x = = = 1 0 1 4.5
5.O.Reeh                    0 0 = = x 1 = = 1 = 4.5
6.R.Bertholee               1 0 0 = 0 x 1 1 = 0 4
7.S.Los                     0 1 = = = 0 x 0 1 0 3.5
8.P.Peelen                  0 0 0 0 = 0 1 x 1 1 3.5
9.D.De Vreught              0 0 1 1 0 = 0 0 x 1 3.5
10.G.Lane                   0 = 0 0 = 1 1 0 0 x 3


12) Piket and Timman play a rapid chess match.
------------------------------------------

2 days after their match Timman and Piket played a rapid match in The Hague,
because the bookstore 'Van Stockum' opened a new chess store.

13) Italian Championships in Verona by Massimiliano Orsi
----------------------------------------------------

Verona (ITA), XII 1995.
------------------------------------------------------------------
                                    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
------------------------------------------------------------------
 1 Godena, Michele      m ITA 2420  * = 1 1 1 1 = = = 1  7.0  2575
 2 Belotti, Bruno       m ITA 2380  = * = = = = 1 1 1 1  6.5  2528
 3 Marinelli, Tullio    m ITA 2440  0 = * 1 1 = = 1 1 1  6.5  2521
 4 Arlandi, Ennio       m ITA 2455  0 = 0 * = = 1 = 1 1  5.0  2378
 5 Sarno, Spartaco      m ITA 2405  0 = 0 = * 1 0 1 1 1  5.0  2384
 6 De Santis, Alessio     ITA 2260  0 = = = 0 * 0 1 1 1  4.5  2359
 7 Tatai, Stefano       m ITA 2435  = 0 = 0 1 1 * = 0 =  4.0  2337
 8 Contin, Daniel       m ITA 2365  = 0 0 = 0 0 = * = 1  3.0  2196
 9 Martorelli, Antonio  f ITA 2320  = 0 0 0 0 0 1 = * 1  3.0  2202
10 Tencati,Giuseppe       ITA ----  0 0 0 0 0 0 = 0 0 *  0.5  1942
------------------------------------------------------------------

After the GM norms in Asti (TWIC 54) and at the Western European Zonal
in Linares, Michele Godena won the 55th Italian championship. He and
the second classified, Bruno Belotti, are now invited to play from
December 26th in Reggio Emilia, where these other players are announced:

Dreev, Alexey 		g RUS 2670
Beliavsky, Alexander G	g UKR 2650
Vaganian, Rafael A 	g ARM 2645
Epishin, Vladimir 	g RUS 2640
Azmaiparshvili, Zurab 	g BIH 2620
Dautov, Rustem 		g GER 2620
Chernin, Alexander 	g HUN 2600
Razuvaev, Yuri S 	g RUS 2585

The Italian teletext page for chess is generally quite uninteresting
except during the national championship, when games and results are
shown almost every day. I hope it is going to be the case also next
week for the Reggio Emilia tourneament. This starts on December 27th.

gopher://labinfo2.iet.unipi.it:70/00/Televideo/7xx/739

14) HUGO SPANGENBERG WINS THE "IVESS OPEN"  by Roberto Alvarez
======================================

This tournament, an open event held on "Club Argentino de Ajedrez", Buenos
Aires City, Argentina (where played Alekhine and Capablanca his tittle match
in 1927 !!) was sponsored by the company "IVESS- El Jumiliano SA" and offered
U$S 4160 in prize money.
Through 9 rounds, swiss system, 2 hours "finish" for each player, from
November 1st to 17th, IM Hugo Spangenberg got the first place a complete
point ahead Gustavo German (a young and strong rapid play chessplayer).
Raul Vignoles and Leandro Plotinsky were the main arbiters.

Final Standings (prize money)

1* MI Hugo Spangenberg  8,5 pts.
2*    Gustavo German    7,5 pts.
3* MI Raimundo Garcia,  6,5 pts.
4* MI Fabián Fiorito,   6,0 pts.

ELO 2200 to 2300.
1* Gerardo Jerez Araoz, 6,0 pts,
2* FM Carlos Bulcourf,  5,5 pts,
3* Cristian Bustos,     5,5 pts.

ELO 2000 to 2200.
1* Ramon Salazar,       5,5 pts
2* Sabina H. Penna,     5,5 pts
3* Martin Madina,       5,5 pts.

ELO under 2000
1* Pablo Vega,          5,5 pts,
2* Juan Palmisano,      5,0 pts,
3* Vicente Profilo,     4,5 pts.

Unrated
1* Alberto Rodriguez,   5,0 pts,
2* Martin Turek,        5,0 pts,
3* Luciano Barbieri,    3,5 pts.

Best woman
Elisa Maggiolo,         4,5 pts.

> 60 years old
Israel Naymark,         3,0 pts.

15) CLUB ARGENTINO WINS THE METROPOLITAN TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
======================================================
by Roberto Alvarez

"Club Argentino de Ajedrez", the main chess club in Argentina (and one of the
oldest, too !!) won by second time in a row the "Metropolitan Team Champion-
ships", organized by F.M.D.A (Metropolitan Chess Federation).
This tournament was played in Buenos Aires City during November 1995 with
8 teams (4 boards each). After 7 matches, the "Club Argentino's team" emerged
at first place, with 6 wins and 1 draw (agains Boca Juniors). Best first
board was FM Enrique Scarella (Villa Ballester) who won all his six games,
one against Argentina's chess champion IM Pablo Ricardi.

Final Standings

Club Argentino de Ajedrez       22,5 pts
Boca Juniors                    22,0 pts
C.A. Villa Ballester            15,5 pts
GEBA (Gimnasia y Esgrima)       15,0 pts
C.A.Interbancario               10,5 pts
San Lorenzo de Almagro           9,5 pts
C.A.Villa Martelli               9,0 pts
C.A.San Isidro                   8,0 pts

16) Judit Polgar wins in Alma-Ata Kazakhstan - 2 minute blitz tournament!
---------------------------------------------------------------------

Shay Bushinsky reports on an amazing tournament in Alma-Ata
the time rate was 2 minutes!! per side. $30,000 prize money.
The tournament in Alma-Ata Kazakhstan spanned over 3 days
Dec. 7th-10th. final standings were:

Polgar, Judit (GM) 	g HUN 2635  31 23.07.76 F	15.5
Karpov, Anatoly 	g RUS 2775  37 23.05.51 M	15.5
Tkachiev, Vladislav 	g KAZ 2605  55   .  .   M	10.5
Salov, Valery 		g RUS 2685  25 26.05.64 M	 6.0


The first day 2 games against each
The second day 3 games against each
the third day 3 games against each

In the playoff Judit Polgar beat Anatoly Karpov 4.5-3.5

17) The TELCODATA CHESS CHALLENGE
-----------------------------

A two game 60 minute per side match was played between Nigel
Short and the computer chess program Mchess Pro 5.0 in
Guayaquil Ecuador S.A. MChess Pro 5.0 was running on a
Compaq Deskpro Pentium 133MHz with 24Mb of RAM and 256Kb cache.

The games were on the 19th and 25th November.

Nigel Short won both games.

18) US Women's Championships
------------------------

Final standings:

Place   Player                                          Score

(1-2)   WGM Anjelina Belakovskaya                       6 1/2
(1-2)   WIM Sharon Burtman                              6 1/2
(3)     WIM Esther Epstein                              5 1/2
(4-5)   WIM Anna Khan                                   5
(4-5)   Natalia Tsodikova                               5
(6-7)   WIM Alexey Root                                 4 1/2
(6-7)   Olga Sagalchik                                  4 1/2
(8-10)  Irina Krush                                     2 1/2
(8-10)  Polina Kaganovska                               2 1/2
(8-10)  Jennie Frenklakh                                2 1/2

(Information US Chess Federation)

19) Sao Paulo State tournament
--------------------------

Adriano Von Pfuhl Rodrigues reports:

The Sao Paulo State Tournament was won by Eduardo Limp.
The time rate was 1h for 23 moves and 1 hour ko. It
was played over 7 rounds. The arbiter was Roberto Telles de Souza
and the games come from the bulletin produced by Vinicius vam Riemsdijk.
(son of IM van Riemsdijk). My thanks to Jose Alberto F. Santos.

NO. PLAYER               NO. RTNG     1     2     3     4     5     6     7 PTS.
--- -------------------- --- ---- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----
  1 Limp, Eduardo.......   7 2325  53W+   9B+  15W+  60B+   2B=   4W+   3W=  6.0
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  2 Pelikian, Jefferson.   5 2355  54W+  27B+  26W+  17B+   1W=   3B-  19W+  5.5
  3 Leitao, Rafael......   4 2360  78B+   7W+  22B+   4W=  13B=   2W+   1B=  5.5
  4 Martinez, C. A......   1 2385  35W+  41B+  19W+   3B=   5W+   1B-  14W+  5.5
  5 Chemin, Vitorio.....  16 2250  73W+  76B=  32W+  16B+   4B-  22W+  13B+  5.5
  6 Capelari, Marcos....  24 2074  97W+  10B+  16W=  21B=  20W=  42B+  18B+  5.5
  7 Haro, Paulo Cezar...  26 2055  86W+   3B-  51W+  10B+  99W+  20B=  16W+  5.5
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  8 DIsrael, Davy.......  15 2250  90B+  60W-  66B+  11W+  41B+  13W=   9B=  5.0
  9 Hadad, Damaris......  33 2029  75B+   1W-  36B+  43W=  39B+  27B+   8W=  5.0
 10 Disconzi da Silva, R   2 2380  55B+   6W-  80B+   7W-  78B+  60W+  15W+  5.0
 11 Chih, Lee Hung......  44 1865  85W+  19B-  91W+   8B-  36W+  99b+  30B+  5.0
 12 Sady, Joao Jose.....  22 2080  87W+  77B=  76W-  40B=  35W+  43B+  32W+  5.0
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

102 players.

   NO. PLAYER               NO. LTY TL RTNG     1     2     3     4     5 PTS.
   --- -------------------- --- --- -- ---- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----
     1 Wellington Rocha....  10              33W+  27B+  19W=  18B+   2B+  4.5
   ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
     2 Angel Gutierrez.....   8        2315  30W+  13B+  23W+  10B+   1W-  4.0
     3 Adalberto M. Araujo.   9        2290  35B+   7W+  10B-  19W+  11B+  4.0
     4 Anderson T. Dias....  13        2255  29B+  11W-  25B+  15W+  10W+  4.0
     5 Rafael Leitao.......   4        2360  14W+  18B-  27W+  23B+  12W+  4.0
   ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
     6 Luiz B. Ruppel......  11        2270  25B+  10W-  24B+   7W=  20B+  3.5
     7 Vitorio Chemin......  14        2250  34W+   3B-  33W+   6B=  18W+  3.5
     8 Jefferson Pelikian..   5        2355  20B=  31W+  12W-  21B+  13W+  3.5
     9 Carlos A. Martinez..   1        2385  27b-  38B+  20B=  31W+  19B+  3.5
   ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

38 players.

In addition a rapidplay was contested:

   PAULISTA RAPIDO. Rd. 5

                            SED NAT TI FIDE _____  R  O  U  N  D  S  ____
   NO. PLAYER               NO. LTY TL RTNG     1     2     3     4     5 PTS. B b N w W
   --- -------------------- --- --- -- ---- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ---- - - - - -
     1 Rodrigo Disconzi....   2        2380  32W+  11B+  10W+   4B+   3W=  4.5         *
     2 Anderson T. Dias....  11        2255  31W+  39B+  21B=  13W+   8W+  4.5         *
   --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     3 Rafael Leitao.......   4        2360  40W+  24B+  23W+   8B=   1B=  4.0 *
     4 Jefferson Pelikian..   5        2355  18B+  27W+  13B+   1W-  14B+  4.0 *
     5 Carlos A. Martinez..   1        2385  44B+  22W+   8B-  21W+  11B+  4.0 *
     6 Antonio de Resende..   3        2365  16B+   9W=  22B=  27W+  12B+  4.0 *
     7 Rodrigo Watfe.......  22        1886  28B+  13W-  31B+  26B+  10W+  4.0 *
   --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

44 players.

and also a blitz (5 minute tournament)

20) 1995 Philippine FEBTC open by Bobby Ang
---------------------------------------

Bobby Ang sends me some games and further details of the
FEBTC Open in the Philippines. (TWIC61)

The cross tables and the pairings were generated by IM Glenn
Bordonada's Swiss pairings Program. This was used in for example
the Manila 1992 Olympiad and the 1990 Manila Interzonal.
There are two versions of this program - the first with colors
taking precedence over ratings in the pairings, and the second version
the other way around.  In this tournament the first version was used.
This caused some confusion to Joerg Hickl who had expected to play
Torre only to find that his opponent was IM Reefat of Bangladesh.

Torre had a rough start to the event and it is certainly a tribute to
his fighting abilities that he still managed to emerge on top at the
end. Take note of his game against the untitled Capt. Melandro
Singson.  It is quite possible that he was losing for much of the
game and even at the time it was agreed drawn his opponent still had
chances.

GM Krasenkov experimented with a novel treatment as Black against the
Sicilian Alapin, although his results were only mediocre.  Check out his
games here.

Bobby further comments that he was most struck by the games of
IM Zia Rahman of Bangladesh.

The games presented here are mostly from the early rounds he hopes
to get hold of some of games from the later rounds. Bulletins
were very thin on the ground and he had to "liberate" a few to present
what appears here. There were 11 rounds altogether. Here is a truncated
table (for length and width, with the individual results removed)

                            SED NAT TI FIDE
   NO. PLAYER               NO. LTY TL RTNG  PTS. NR  PRO  ARO  ESR CR/TP
   --- -------------------- --- --- -- ---- ----- ----- ----- ----- -----
     1 Torre, Eugene.......   4      g 2535   9.5 11  9.5 2139 10.1  2529
   -----------------------------------------------------------------------
     2 Hickl, Joerg........   3 GER  g 2570   9.0 11  9.0 2300  9.1  2569
     3 Murshed, Niaz.......   7 BAN  g 2505   9.0 10  8.0 2134  9.0  2495
   -----------------------------------------------------------------------
     4 Krasenkov, Mikhail..   2 RUS  g 2590   8.5 11  8.5 2291  9.4  2581
     5 Barcenilla, Rogelio.   9      m 2455   8.5 11  8.5 2218  8.8  2452
     6 Chiong, Luis R......  14      f 2390   8.5 11  8.5 2125  9.0  2385
     7 Antonio, Rogelio Jr.   5      g 2525   8.5 11  8.5 2277  8.9  2521
     8 Toledo, Rodolfo.....  29      n 2270   8.5 10  7.5 2043  7.9  2266
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     9 Rahman, Ziaur.......   8 BAN  m 2465   8.0 11  8.0 2240  8.6  2459
    10 Mariano, Nelson.....   6      m 2510   8.0 11  8.0 2221  9.2  2498
    11 Ortiz, Eduardo N....  60        2129   8.0  9  6.0 2309  2.3  2166
    12 Roullo, Rolzon...... 116        2010   8.0 10  7.0 2206  2.5  2055
    13 De Guzman, Ricardo..  13      m 2400   8.0 11  8.0 2139  9.0  2390
    14 Reefat, Bin-Satter..  10 BAN  m 2435   8.0 11  8.0 2147  9.2  2423
    15 Garma, Edgar........  16      n 2375   8.0 10  7.0 2078  8.5  2360
    16 Nodado, Jerry.......  51        2145   8.0  9  6.0 2071  5.4  2151
    17 Zuniga, Dante.......  81      n 2084   8.0  8  6.5 2162  3.1  2118
    18 Gutierrez, Dennis E.  50      n 2145   8.0  9  6.0 2075  5.4  2151
    19 Fuentes, Mardonio P. 131      n 1993   8.0  9  6.0 2091  3.3  2020
    20 Filipinas, Roel C... 143      n 1974   8.0  7  5.5 2169  1.8  2012
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    21 Vasquez, Andrew M...  45        2157   7.5 11  7.5 2217  4.6  2186
    22 Adianto, Utut.......   1 RIN  g 2590   7.5 11  7.5 2248  9.7  2568
    23 Perez, Roland J G... 124        2003   7.5 10  6.5 2226  2.2  2046
    24 Villamayor, Bong....  28      n 2280   7.5 11  7.5 2208  6.6  2289
    25 Roca, Petronio......  20        2350   7.5 10  6.5 2112  8.0  2335
    26 Lavega, Carlito..... 100        2043   7.5 10  6.5 2086  4.4  2064
    27 Nolte, Rolando......  23      n 2310   7.5 10  6.5 2216  6.3  2312
    28 Carag, Elmer L......  19      f 2350   7.5 11  7.5 2069  9.2  2333
    29 Lao, Elias C........  31        2250   7.5 10  6.5 2043  7.7  2238
    30 Martinez, Rolly F...  59        2132   7.5 10  6.5 2103  5.4  2143
    31 Absin, Ernesto G....  35      n 2210   7.5 11  7.5 2031  8.0  2205
    32 Calvo, Antonio......  33      n 2220   7.5 10  7.5 2118  6.4  2231
    33 Donguines, Fernie...  11      n 2425   7.5 10  6.5 1982  9.4  2396
    34 Datu, Idelfonso.....  62        2121   7.5 10  7.5 1940  7.4  2122
    35 Garma, Chito........  15      n 2390   7.5  8  4.5 2005  7.3  2362
    36 Cabuenos, Carlos.... 122        2004   7.5  7  4.5 2076  2.8  2021
    37 Cadiz, Arnold.......  72        2100   7.5  8  5.5 1922  5.8  2097
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284 players. 11 rounds.

   LEGEND:
        NR .... No. of rated opponents.
        PRO ... Points against rated opponents.
        ARO ... Average of rated opponents. Blank for NR less than 4 and no rating.
        ESR ... Expected score against rated opponents.
        CR/TP . Change in rating (CR) for rated players or tournament performance (TP)
		of unrated players.
                Uses K=10. Field is blank for NR < 4. A ? means indeterminate for
		PRO/NR = 0 or 1.

21) Asian Team Championships by Chern Seng Pau
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In the Asian Team Championships there was a total of 11 GMs
from different countries.

During the closing ceremony, FIDE's President, Mr Kirsan Iljumzhinov
handed Singapore's Ignatius Leong a letter of appointment and urged him
to take office as Administrative Manager as soon as possible.

11th ASIAN TEAM CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 1995
Venue: National University of Singapore
Date : 13th - 23rd December 1995

RANK  TEAM        R1  R2  R3   R4   R5   R6   R7   R8   R9     TB   POS
                  B10 W03 B07  W05  B04  W06  B02  W08  B09
 01   UZBEKISTAN  3.5 6.5 8.5  10.0 12.0 16.0 19.0 21.0 24.5         3
                  W15 B09 W05  B07  B08  W03  W01  B04  W06
 02   KAZAKHSTAN  4.0 8.0 10.5 12.5 15.0 16.5 17.5 20.5 23.0         4
                  W11 B01 B06  W19  W10  B02  W05  B07  B08          2
 03   CHINA       3.0 4.0 6.5  9.5  13.0 15.5 18.5 21.0 25.0  188.5  1-2
                  B12 W06 B08  W09  W01  B05  B07  W02  B14
 04   VIETNAM     3.0 6.0 7.0  10.5 12.5 14.5 16.0 17.0 21.0         6
                  B14 W08 B02  B01  W07  W04  B03  B19  W10          1
 05   PHILIPPINES 4.0 7.5 9.0  11.5 14.5 16.5 17.5 21.5 25.0  189.0  1-2
                  B16 B04 W03  B17  W11  BO1  W12  W13  B02          9
 06   SINGAPORE 1 3.0 4.0 5.5  9.0  11.0 11.0 13.5 17.5 19.0  172.5  9-10
                  W18 B12 W01  W02  B05  B08  W04  W03  B11
 07   MONGOLIA    4.0 7.5 9.5  11.5 12.5 14.5 17.0 18.5 22.0         5
                  B19 B05 W04  B11  W02  W07  B09  B01  W03
 08   INDONESIA   4.0 4.5 7.5  11.0 12.5 14.5 18.0 20.0 20.0         7
                  W20 W02 B10  B04  B19  W14  W08  B17  W01          13
 09   NEW ZEALAND 4.0 4.0 7.0  7.5  9.5  12.0 12.5 16.0 16.5  163.5  12-15
                  W01 W16 W09  B12  B03  W20  B15  W14  B05          10
 10   UAE         0.5 3.5 4.5  8.0  8.5  11.0 14.5 18.5 19.0  165.0  9-10
                  B03 W12 B13  W08  B06  W15  W19  B16  W07          12
 11   JAPAN       1.0 4.5 7.5  8.0  10.0 12.5 13.0 16.0 16.5  172.5  12-15
                  W04 B11 W15  W10  B20  B17  B06  W18  W16          14
 12   MALAYSIA    1.0 1.5 3.5  4.0  7.5  10.5 12.0 15.0 16.5  137.0  12-15
                  B17 W07 W11  B14  W16  B19  W18  B06  W20
 13   QATAR       4.0 4.5 5.5  7.0  9.0  10.0 14.0 14.0 16.0         16
                  W05 B16 W17  W13  B15  B09  W20  B10  W04
 14   SRI LANKA   0.0 3.0 5.5  8.0  9.5  11.0 15.0 15.0 15.0         17
                  B02 W19 B12  W18  W14  B11  W10  B20  W17
 15   SINGAPORE 2 0.0 1.5 3.5  7.5  10.0 11.5 12.0 15.0 18.0         11
                  W06 B10 W19  W20  B13  B18  W17  W11  B12          15
 16   HONG KONG   1.0 2.0 2.5  5.5  7.5  11.0 13.0 14.0 16.5  133.5  12-15
                  W13 B20 B14  W06  B18  W12  B16  W09  B15
 17   ASEAN *     0.0 3.5 5.0  5.5  9.0  10.0 12.0 12.5 13.5         18
                  B07 W14 B20  B15  W17  W16  B13  B12  W19
 18   BRUNEI      0.0 1.0 3.5  3.5  4.0  4.5  4.5  5.5  5.5          20
                  W08 B15 B16  B03  W09  W13  B11  W05  B18
 19   IRAN        0.0 2.5 6.0  7.5  9.0  12.0 15.5 15.5 19.5         8
                  B09 W17 W18  B16  W12  B10  B14  W15  B13
 20   MACAU       0.0 0.5 2.0  3.0  3.5  5.0  5.0  6.0  8.0          19

  * A team comprising of players from Mynamar,Malaysia and Singapore.

1ST ASIAN WOMEN TEAM CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 1995
Venue: National University of Singapore
Date : 13th-23rd December 1995

RANK  TEAM        R1  R2  R3  R4  R5   R6   R7   R8   R9   TB   POS
                  W10 B03 W04 B02 W05  W09  B08  B06  W07
 01   CHINA       3.0 5.5 8.5 9.5 12.0 14.5 17.0 20.0 23.0      1
                  -   W12 B09 W01 B03  B04  W05  W10  B11
 02   KAZAKHSTAN  0.0 3.0 5.5 7.5 9.0  11.0 12.5 15.5 18.5      3
                  W07 W01 B06 B04 W02  B05  W09  W08  B10
 03   VIETNAM     3.0 3.5 6.0 8.5 10.0 11.5 14.0 17.0 19.5      2
                  B08 W05 B01 W03 B06  W02  W11  B07  W09
 04   UZBEKISTAN  3.0 5.5 5.5 6.0 9.0  10.0 13.0 16.0 17.0      5
                  W09 B04 W07 B08 B01  W03  B02  W11  B12
 05   INDONESIA   2.0 2.5 5.5 8.5 9.0  10.5 12.0 15.0 18.0      4
                  W11 B09 W03 B07 W04  B10  B12  W01  B08
 06   SRI LANKA   2.0 3.5 4.0 6.5 6.5  9.0  11.5 11.5 11.5      8
                  B03 W11 B05 W06 B08  W12  B10  W04  B01
 07   UAE         0.0 3.0 3.0 3.5 4.5  6.5  8.5  8.5  8.5       9
                  W04 B10 B12 W05 W07  B11  W01  B03  W06
 08   IRAN        0.0 2.0 5.0 5.0 7.0  10.0 10.5 10.5 13.5      7
                  B05 W06 W02 B10 W11  B01  B03  W12  B04
 09   MALAYSIA    1.0 2.5 3.0 6.0 9.0  9.5  10.0 13.0 15.0      6
                  B01 W08 B11 W09 B12  W06  W07  B02  W03
 10   SINGAPORE 1 0.0 1.0 3.0 3.0 5.0  5.5  6.5  6.5  7.0       10
                  B06 B07 W10 W12 B09  W08  B04  B05  W02
 11   SINGAPORE 2 1.0 1.0 2.0 4.0 4.0  4.0  4.0  4.0  4.0       11
                  -   B02 W08 B11 W10  B07  W06  B09  W05
 12   SINGAPORE 3 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 2.0  3.0  3.5  3.5  3.5       12