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Paul Keres
Another year has passed, another Keres Memorial . . . and another tournament victory for IM Georgi Orlov!
This year's event, held at the Croatian Community Centre, developed into a two-way race between Orlov and our own Jack Yoos, but in the last round Jack decided not to put WFM Valeriya Gansvind's technique to the test and agreed to a draw, allowing Orlov to take first with 6.5 points out of 7.  Yoos placed second with 6, while there was a six-way tie for third place between visiting IM Vitomir Arapovic, Valeriya Gansvind, Fanhao Meng, Dragoljub Milicevic, Joe Oszvald, and Eduardo Daroza - they all scored 4.5 points.  This means that Orlov has now placed first four years in a row and six times overall, thus surpassing the five first-place finishes previously obtained by IM John Donaldson.
The Under 2000 Section was won convincingly by newcomer Vicente Lee with a perfect score, while Curtis Lister and Andrey Kostin tied for second with 5 points.  In the Under 1600 Section another unrated player came first, Brian Bowes with 5.5/6; Richard Gaulin, Tiffany Tang, and Alan Forsyth tied for second a point back.  The tournament attracted a total of 98 players; playing conditions were generally good, allowing for a rather noisy concert next door on the Friday night.  There was also a special award presented to Lynn Stringer before the last round, the Estonian-Canadian Medal of Merit, awarded "for her outstanding contribution to Canadians of Estonian heritage by helping organize the Paul Keres Memorial Chess Tournaments."  The actual presentation was made by Alar Suurkask on behalf of the Estonian Central Council in Canada.
Alar Suurkask and Lynn Stringer
Alar Suurkask and Lynn Stringer                                  
A big thank you to TDs Lynn Stringer, Lyle Craver, Henry Chiu (returning to "serious" directing after a long absence), and Stephen Wright, also to Katherine Davies for the water and coffee, and all the other volunteers who helped out in ways big and small.  See you next year for the 30th anniversary tournament!
Below are a selection of games from the Keres; all but one of the games from the Open Section plus a few submissions from the other sections can be found at http://www.keresmemorial.com/ or http://www.chessbc.com/
Chan,J - Meng,F [D00] Keres mem 29th Vancouver (1.7), 21.05.2004

1.d4 d5 2.Nc3 Bf5 3.f3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Bg6 5.Nh3 e6 6.e3 c5 7.Bb5+ Nc6 8.0-0 Bd6 9.Ne2 Qc7 10.Bf4 e5 11.dxe5 Bxe5 12.c4 Rd8 13.Qc1 d4 14.Bxe5 Qxe5 15.e4 0-0 16.Bxc6 bxc6 17.Rd1 Nd7 18.Nf2 Qe7 19.Nf4 f5 20.Nxg6 hxg6 21.Re1 Qf6 22.b3 Ne5 23.f4 Ng4 24.e5 Qe6 25.Nd3 Qe7 26.Re2 Nf6 27.Qa3 Ne4 28.Rae1 g5 29.g3 Kh8 30.fxg5 Nxg5 31.Nf4 Kh7 32.Kg2 Ne4 33.Nd3 g6 34.Rxe4 fxe4 35.Rxe4 g5 36.Qc1 Qf7 37.Qd1 Qf5 38.Qe2 a5 39.e6 Rde8 40.Re5 Qg6 41.Nxc5 Re7 42.Qg4 Qc2+ 43.Kh3 Kh8 44.Qxd4 g4+ 45.Kxg4 Rg7+ 46.Kh3 Qc1 47.Rh5+ Kg8 48.Qd3 Qb2 49.Ne4 Qa1 50.Qe3 Qf1+ 51.Kh4 Rf5 52.Ng5 Kf8 53.e7+ Rxe7 54.Rh8+ Kg7 55.Qxe7+ 1-0

Burke,P - Tegzes,L [B25] Keres mem 29th Vancouver (2.8), 22.05.2004

1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.g3 d6 4.Bg2 g6 5.d3 Bg7 6.f4 e6 7.Nf3 Nge7 8.0-0 0-0 9.Be3 Nd4 10.Kh1 Rb8 11.Rb1 b5 12.Ne2 Nxf3 13.Bxf3 Qc7 14.d4 cxd4 15.Bxd4 e5 16.Be3 f5 17.Nc3 fxe4 18.Bxe4 Bb7 19.Nd5 Nxd5 20.Bxd5+ Qf7 21.Bxb7 Qxb7+ 22.Kg1 Rbd8 23.Qd2 d5 24.fxe5 Bxe5 25.Rxf8+ Rxf8 26.Bd4 Qg7 27.Bxe5 Qxe5 28.c3 Re8 29.Rd1 Rd8 30.Qd4 Qxd4+ 31.Rxd4 Kf7 32.a4 bxa4 33.Rxa4 Rd7 34.Kf2 Ke6 35.Ke3 Rb7 Black offered a draw. 36.Ra6+ Ke5 37.b4 Rc7 38.Kd3 g5 39.Rh6 Rf7 40.Rh5 Kf6 41.Kd4 Kg6 42.g4 Rf4+ 43.Kxd5 Rxg4 44.Rh3 Rg2 45.c4 h5 46.c5 g4 47.Rc3 Kf5 48.c6 Rd2+ 49.Kc5 Ke6 50.Kb5 Rd8 51.c7 Rc8 52.Kc6 h4 53.Kb7 1-0

Arapovic,V - Oszvald,J [B50] Keres mem 29th Vancouver (3.3), 22.05.2004

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.c3 Nf6 4.h3 Nbd7 5.Bd3 g6 6.Bc2 Bg7 7.0-0 0-0 8.d4 b6 9.e5 Ne8 10.Bf4 Bb7 11.exd6 exd6 12.Nbd2 Rc8 13.Re1 d5 14.Nf1 Ndf6 15.Be5 Nd6 16.Ne3 Nde4 17.Nh2 Re8 18.Rc1 c4 19.f3 Ng5 20.Qd2 Ne6 21.Neg4 Nxg4 22.Nxg4 f6 23.Bg3 Qd7 24.h4 Qf7 25.Nh6+ Bxh6 26.Qxh6 Bc6 27.Bh2 Ng7 28.g4 Rxe1+ 29.Rxe1 Re8 30.Rxe8+ Bxe8 31.h5 Ne6 32.hxg6 hxg6 33.Qe3 b5 34.f4 Ng7 35.Kf2 Bd7 36.Bd1 f5 37.g5 Qe6 38.Qe5 Qxe5 39.dxe5 Ne6 40.Kg3 a5 41.Bg1 a4 42.a3 ½-½

Fullbrook,N - Yousefzadeh,M [B03] Keres mem 29th Vancouver (4.8), 25.05.2004

1.e4 Nf6 2.e5 Nd5 3.d4 d6 4.f4 dxe5 5.fxe5 Nc6 6.c4 Nb6 7.Be3 Bf5 8.Nc3 e6 9.Be2 Qd7 10.Nf3 0-0-0 11.0-0 Bg4 12.c5 Nd5 13.Nxd5 Qxd5 14.h3 Bh5 15.g4 Bg6 16.Qa4 Qe4 17.Qa3 Be7 18.b4 Rxd4 19.b5 Bxc5 20.Qxc5 Qxe3+ 21.Kh1 b6 22.Qxc6 Be4 0-1

Sladek,V - Neufahrt,G [D00] Keres mem 29th Vancouver (5.10), 23.05.2004

1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5 d5 3.e3 Bf5 4.Bd3 Qd7 5.Nf3 Ne4 6.Bf4 Nc6 7.c3 f6 8.Qc2 g5 9.Bg3 h5 10.h3 Nxg3 11.fxg3 Bxd3 12.Qxd3 Rh6 13.Nbd2 e5 14.dxe5 Nxe5 15.Nxe5 fxe5 16.e4 0-0-0 17.exd5 c6 18.0-0-0 cxd5 19.Qe3 d4 20.cxd4 exd4 21.Qxg5 Qh7 0-1

Orlov,G - Arapovic,V [A41] Keres mem 29th Vancouver (6.1), 24.05.2004

1.d4 g6 2.c4 Bg7 3.Nf3 d6 4.Nc3 Bg4 5.e3 Nc6 6.h3 Bxf3 7.Qxf3 Nf6 8.Qd1 0-0 9.Be2 e6 10.0-0 d5 11.cxd5 exd5 12.b4 Re8 13.Qb3 Qd7 14.b5 Na5 15.Qa4 b6 16.Bd2 h5 17.Rac1 Bf8 18.Nb1 Nb7 19.Qc2 Bd6 20.Qc6 Qc8 21.Bf3 Nd8 22.Qc2 Ne6 23.h4 Qd8 24.Nc3 Ne4 25.Nxe4 dxe4 26.Qxe4 Rc8 27.g3 Qf6 28.Bg2 g5 29.hxg5 Nxg5 30.Qd5 Qg6 31.Rc6 h4 32.gxh4 Ne4 33.Bb4 Qg4 34.Bxd6 Nxd6 35.Qg5+ Qxg5 36.hxg5 Nxb5 37.Bh3 Rcd8 38.a4 Nd6 39.Rxc7 Ne4 40.g6 fxg6 41.Rxa7 Rd5 42.Rc1 Rg5+ 43.Kf1 Rf8 44.Rc8 Rxc8 45.Bxc8 1-0

Yoos,J - Oszvald,J [B27] Keres mem 29th Vancouver (5.2), 23.05.2004

1.e4 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.Nc3 c5 4.dxc5 Qa5 5.Nf3 Bxc3+ 6.bxc3 Qxc3+ 7.Bd2 Qxc5 8.Bd3 d6 9.0-0 Nd7 10.Rb1 Qc7 11.Nd4 a6 12.Kh1 b6 13.f4 Bb7 14.Rb3 Nc5 15.Rc3 Qd7 16.Qe2 Nf6 17.e5 Nd5 18.Ra3 Nxd3 19.Rxd3 Rc8 20.e6 fxe6 21.Nxe6 Rxc2 22.f5 Nf6 23.fxg6 Be4 24.g7 Rg8 25.Qxe4 1-0

Kindret,M - Lee,V [B97] Keres mem 29th U2000 Vancouver (2.7), 22.05.2004

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 e6 7.f4 Qb6 8.Qd2 Nc6 9.Nb3 Qc7 10.0-0-0 b5 11.Bd3 Rb8 12.f5 b4 13.Ne2 e5 14.Kb1 a5 15.Bxf6 gxf6 16.Qe3 a4 17.Nbc1 h5 18.Bc4 Na5 19.Bd5 Ba6 20.h4 Bh6 21.Qf3 a3 22.b3 Rc8 23.c4 bxc3 24.Kc2 Bd2 25.Ng3 Nc6 26.Bxc6+ Qxc6 27.Nd3 Qb5 28.Nc1 Bb7 29.Qd3 Qb4 30.Qf3 Ke7 31.Nd3 Qd4 32.Nf2 Rcg8 33.Ne2 Qxf2 34.Nxc3 Be3+ 35.Qxf2 Bxf2 36.Nd5+ Bxd5 37.Rxd5 Bd4 38.Ra5 Rxg2+ 39.Kd3 Rc8 0-1

Davies,N - Raymer,E [B84] Keres mem 29th U2000 Vancouver (3.6), 23.05.2004

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Be2 e6 7.0-0 Be7 8.Be3 0-0 9.f4 Nbd7 10.g4 Nc5 11.Bf3 Qc7 12.f5 Rb8 13.Qd2 b5 14.b4 Nb7 15.g5 Ne8 16.Bg4 d5 17.fxe6 Bxb4 18.Nde2 dxe4 19.exf7+ Rxf7 20.Rxf7 Qxf7 21.Rf1 Qc4 22.Bxc8 Rxc8 23.Qd7 Nbd6 24.Qe7 Nf5 25.Qa7 Nxe3 0-1

Daswani,B - Leblanc,P [D15] Keres mem 29th U2000 Vancouver (5.4), 24.05.2004

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 a6 5.a4 Bf5 6.Bg5 e6 7.Nh4 Bg4 8.h3 Bh5 9.g4 Bg6 10.Nxg6 hxg6 11.Bg2 Nbd7 12.0-0 Qc7 13.Rc1 Nxg4 14.Re1 Rxh3 15.e3 Rh1+ 0-1

The BCCF AGM took place on Saturday May 22 and Sunday May 23, between rounds of the Keres Memorial.  The full minutes plus executive reports will be available on the internet shortly, but for the time being here is the new BCCF Executive for 2004-2005:
President: Bruce Harper
VPs: Lynn Stringer (Vancouver Island), John Niksic (Northern BC)
Secretary: Lyle Craver
Treasurer: Lyle Craver
Junior Coordinators: Katherine Davies, Stephen Wright
Clubs Coordinator: Hugh Long
Tournament Coordinator: Greg Churchill
Webmaster: Paul Brown
Publicity Coordinator: Vacant
Members at large: Jim Ferguson, Jason Feng
The e-mail addresses for these individuals can be found in the "To:" field of every issue of the Bulletin (everyone else receives their issues via blind copy), so if you have any concerns, questions, or comments with regards to B.C. chess, feel free to contact any member of the executive - they are there to serve you.

Also occurring over the Victoria Day weekend was the National Chess Challenge, held this year in Winnipeg.  This is a team event; each province sends one champion from each grade (12 in total) to do battle with the respective champions from the other provinces.  B.C. finished fourth this year with 60 points (out of a possible 108), although only 2 extra points would have placed us in third.

1 ON 97
2 QC 76.5
3 AB 61.5
4 BC 60
5 MB 53
6 NF 52.5
7 SK 42
8 NB 41
9 NS 40.5
10 PE 16
In the individual results Tanraj Sohal became Canadian Grade 2 Champion with an 8.5/9 score, while Jason Lee placed third in Grade 11; Richard Huang also narrowly lost out on a third-place finish in grade 5: 

Grade 1 Donovan Zhao 6/9 - 4th
Grade 2 Tanraj Sohal 8.5/9 - 1st
Grade 3 Alexandra Botez 5.5/9 - 5th
Grade 4 Joshua Wild 6/9 - 4th
Grade 5 Richard Huang 6/9 - 4th (lost 3rd place after playoffs)
Grade 6 Christopher Hui 4/9 - 6th
Grade 7 Vlad Gaciu 5/9 - 5th
Grade 8 Sam Churchill 2.5/9 - 8th
Grade 9 Alexander Reid 1/9 - 8th
Grade 10 Lo Ching Chow 3.5/9 - 5th
Grade 11 Jason Lee 7/9 - 3rd
Grade 12 Yamei Wang 5/9 - 5th
Congratulations to these individuals and to everyone on the team, including captain Bill Lee and all the other parents and officials who helped make this tournament a success.  Detailed results can be found at

The eighth and final event in the Vancouver junior Grand Prix took place at the Vancouver Bridge Centre on May 16.  Three-way ties were the order of the day; in the Open Section Fanhao Meng and the father and daughter combination of Evgeni and Valentina Goutor tied for first with 2.5 points .  The U1800 prize also resulted in a three-way tie, between Andrey Kostin, Manuel Escandor, and Ivan Petrov.  Ivan had an especially good tournament, beating both Noam and Lucas Davies in the first two rounds (Lucas chose an inopportune moment to try the King's Indian Defence for the first time in his life) before finally losing to Valentina.
In the U1500 Section there was a another three-way tie for first, between Stefan Trandafir, Vlad Gaciu, and Alexandra Botez; Stoyan Petrov won the 2nd U1200 prize (on his own!).  And the Booster Section saw - you guessed it - a three-way tie; taking home trophies were Alex Sabaratnam, Donovan Zhao, and Arifa Jessa.
The final Grand Prix standings will be published in the next Bulletin; the prize-giving ceremony will take place at the Year-end junior event at the Vancouver Bridge Centre on June13.

Vancouver League: Expert & Master Round Robin (1)

Fide Master Bobby (Fanhao) Meng
Fide Master Bobby (Fanhao) Meng captured without a single loss the first place of this round robin.  As a prize, he obtained $100.00 and a special CD monograph courtesy of Chess First! Enterprises (www.northshorechess.com).

The crosstable is under round robins at the following site: http://www3.telus.net/chessvancouver/

Vancouver League: Saturday Night Swiss (2)

Junior Andrei Kostin won this tournament with a score of 4.0/5.  Eduardo Azmitia obtained the second place with 3.5 points. The tournament concluded on April 24, 2004. The cross-table is available here:

Individual Matches: The King of Vancouver

Andrei Kostin
Andrei Kostin defeated his first challenger,  L. Eduardo Azmitia, with a score of  2.5 to 1.5. In the four game match, Kostin convincingly won with the white pieces the third game; the other three games were evenly draw.  He is ready for new challengers. More information available at:

Kostin lately has had a series of successes which include defeating experts and a second place at the Keres U2000.  As a result, his rating just jumped to 1959.  It is nice to see BC juniors improving when they work hard at the game.

SUPER Vancouver Saturday Night Chess (3)

A reminder about the special third edition of the Saturday Night Swiss which has a guaranteed prize of $400.00.  The tournament starts on June 5 at the Vancouver Bridge Centre at 5:00 PM.

Alcan has asked me to organize a chess tournament for their 50th anniversary celebration here in Kitimat, on the 31st of July.  It will be a 15 minutes per game per side, clocked event with 5 rounds.  It will start at 13:00 hours, (1 in the afternoon) and go till 17:00 hours (or 5 in the afternoon).  It will be held in the main ceremonies tent at the Riverlodge Rec Center.  This is not a rated event because it is open to all persons partaking in the Alcan celebrations.  I will be purchasing 10 new sets and 10 new clocks which I hope to be using as prizes.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.  This is a free event.

Everyone is aware that Vancouver 1975 was Paul Keres' last tournament appearance, hence the holding of the Paul Keres Memorial in his memory.  However, Keres also visited B.C. in 1967; to celebrate the Canadian centenary a grandmaster event was organized in Winnipeg, which included the participation of the Soviet players Boris Spassky and Paul Keres.  While in Canada Spassky and Keres gave simultaneous displays in various locations, including B.C.; here is a report that appeared in the November 1967 issue of Canadian Chess Chat:
"On Saturday, October 14th, both grandmasters gave an exhibition in Nanaimo.  Mr. Spassky played ten opponents with clocks and won all games.  Mr. Keres played 23 opponents in the usual simultaneous way.  He won 22 games and drew one (Bryant).
On Sunday, October 15th, both grandmasters gave an exhibition at the Vancouver City Chess Club.  Mr. Spassky played 23 opponents; he won 2 games and drew one (Le Compte from Washington).  Mr. Keres played 23 opponents; he won 17 games, drew two (Schneider, Wuentschek) and lost four (Berry, Harper, Overas, Pitt - the last two from Washington).
On Tuesday, October 17th, Mr. Spassky gave an exhibition in North Vancouver.  He played 17 opponents; he won 45 games and drew two (Mrs. L'Hirondelle, Mr. Savchenko).  On the same evening Mr. Keres gave an exhibition in New Westminster; he played 46 opponents.  He won 45 games and drew one (R. Zuk)."
"Jonathan Berry, 14, and Bruce Harper, 13, both pupils at Sentinel Secondary School, bested the Soviet grandmaster during an exhibition at the Mount Pleasant Community Centre . . . Keres said today he did not remember his matches with the schoolboys and does not keep scores of his exhibition games.  'But I guess they kept the scores and will remember for a long time,' Keres commented.  'If that is the case, then I am glad they enjoyed the games.'" [Vancouver Sun, October 16, 1967]

Keres,P - Berry,J [E91] Simul Vancouver, 15.10.1967

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 0-0 6.Be2 Nbd7 7.Bg5 e5 8.d5 a5 9.Qd2 Nc5 10.Qe3 Bd7 11.h3 Qc8 12.g4 c6 13.Nd2 cxd5 14.cxd5 b6 15.Rc1 Qb7 16.Bb5 Rfc8 17.0-0 Rd8 18.Bxd7 Qxd7 19.Nc4 Rab8 20.f4 Nxg4 21.Qf3 f6 22.Bh4 Nh6 23.fxe5 dxe5 24.Qe3 g5 25.Bf2 Bf8 26.d6 Bxd6 27.Nd5 Qe6 28.Ncxb6 Nd7 29.Nxd7 Rxd7 30.Be1 Rf7 31.Bxa5 Rxb2 32.Bd8 Rxa2 33.Bxf6 Raa7 34.Rc6 Kf8 35.Qxg5 Ng8 36.Bg7+ Ke8 37.Rxf7 Rxf7 38.Kg2 Ne7 39.Bh6 Nxc6 40.Qg8+ Kd7 41.Nb6+ Kc7 42.Nd5+ Kb7 43.Qg3 Qg6 44.Bg5 Qxe4+ 45.Kh2 Qe2+ 46.Qg2 e4+ 47.Bf4 Qxg2+ 48.Kxg2 Bxf4 0-1

Keres,P - Harper,B [C19] Simul Vancouver, 15.10.1967

1.d4 e6 2.e4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.bxc3 Ne7 7.Nf3 Nbc6 8.Bd3 c4 9.Be2 Qa5 10.0-0 Bd7 11.a4 0-0-0 12.Ba3 Qxc3 13.a5 Nf5 14.Bc5 f6 15.g4 Nh6 16.g5 Nf5 17.gxf6 gxf6 18.exf6 Rhg8+ 19.Kh1 Be8 20.Ra3 Qb2 21.Qb1 Qxb1 22.Rxb1 Bh5 23.Re1 Bxf3+ 24.Bxf3 Nfxd4 25.Bd1 Rd7 26.Rg3 Rxg3 27.fxg3 Rf7 28.c3 Nb3 29.Be3 Rxf6 30.Bg5 Rg6 31.h4 Kd7 32.Rf1 h6 33.Bh5 Rxg5 34.hxg5 hxg5 35.Rf7+ Ne7 36.Bg4 Nc5 37.Bf3 Na4 38.Bg4 Nxc3 39.Rf6 Ne4 40.Bxe6+ Kd6 41.Rh6 Nxg3+ 42.Kg2 Ne4 43.Bf5+ Ke5 44.Bxe4 Kxe4 45.Re6+ Kd3 46.Rxe7 c3 47.Rd7 d4 48.Kf3 c2 49.Rc7 Kd2 50.Rxb7 c1Q 51.Rxa7 Qf1+ 52.Kg4 Qf4+ 53.Kh5 g4 54.Rg7 Qf5+ 55.Rg5 Qxg5+ 0-1

Boris Spassky on Paul Keres:

"I loved Paul Petrovitch with a kind of special, filial feeling.  Honesty, correctness, discipline, diligence, astonishing modesty - these were the characteristics that caught the eye of the people who came into contact with Keres during his lifetime.  But there was also something mysterious about him.  I had an acute feeling that Keres was carrying some kind of a heavy burden all through his life.  Now I understand that this burden was the infinite love for the land of his ancestors, an attempt to endure all the ordeals, to have full responsibility for his every step.  I have never met a person with an equal sense of responsibility.  This man with internally free and independent character was at the same time a very well disciplined person.  Back then I did not realise that it is discipline that largely determines internal freedom.

For me, Paul Keres was the last Mohican, the carrier of the best traditions of classical chess and - if I could put it this way - the Pope of chess.

Why did he not become the champion?  I know it from personal experience that in order to reach the top, a person is thinking solely of the goal, he has to forget everything else in this world, toss aside everything unnecessary - or else you are doomed.  How could Keres forget everything else?"

Keres' games from Vancouver 1975 are readily available, so to round out this article here are two tournament games against the B.C. players who went on to become OTB grandmasters:

Suttles,D - Keres,P [A13] Church's Fried Chicken It San Antonio (7), 27.11.1972
[Notice that just under a third (12 in total) of White's moves are with his queen!]

1.c4 e6 2.g3 d5 3.Bg2 Nf6 4.Nf3 dxc4 5.Qa4+ Nbd7 6.0-0 a6 7.Nc3 c5 8.Ne5 Rb8 9.Nxd7 Qxd7 10.Qxc4 b5 11.Qf4 Bd6 12.Qg5 0-0 13.d3 Bb7 14.Bxb7 Rxb7 15.Qh4 Rc8 16.a4 Be7 17.axb5 axb5 18.Qh3 h6 19.Qg2 b4 20.Ne4 c4 21.dxc4 Rxc4 22.Ra8+ Rc8 23.Rxc8+ Qxc8 24.Nxf6+ Bxf6 25.b3 Rd7 26.Qf3 Bc3 27.Qe4 Qa6 28.Qc2 Qb5 29.Rd1 Qf5 30.Rd3 Kh7 31.e4 Qb5 32.Rxd7 Qxd7 33.Be3 Qb5 34.Kg2 g6 35.Qd1 h5 36.Qd6 Qb7 37.Kf3 ½-½

Biyiasas,P - Keres,P [C69] Petropolis izt Petropolis (6), 1973

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Bxc6 dxc6 5.0-0 Qd6 6.d4 exd4 7.Qxd4 Qxd4 8.Nxd4 Bd7 9.Bf4 0-0-0 10.Nc3 Ne7 11.Rad1 Ng6 12.Bg3 Bb4 13.Nf5 h5 14.Nh4 Nxh4 15.Bxh4 Rde8 16.Rfe1 Re5 17.f4 Ra5 18.Rd3 f6 19.a3 Bd6 20.f5 Re8 21.Bg3 Bxg3 22.Rxg3 Re7 23.Rd1 Rae5 24.Kf2 b6 25.Rgd3 a5 26.R1d2 c5 27.Nd5 Rf7 28.Re3 Bc6 29.c4 Rf8 30.Kf3 Be8 31.Kf4 Bf7 32.a4 Rfe8 33.b3 ½-½

To save space, from now on I will only give basic information for events - date, place, and type.  Full details for all the events listed here may be found on the BCCF site, www.chess.bc.ca.

Junior Events
May 29  Chief Dan George Middle School Tournament, Abbotsford
June 13  Vancouver Year-End Event
For full details see www.chess.bc.ca or http://members.shaw.ca/victoriachess/

Vancouver League: Class Round Robins

In these Round Robins players will grouped according to their class or within a rating spread of no more than 200 or 300 points.  The games will take place at the Vancouver Bridge Centre (2776 East Broadway) during the evening on Saturdays and/or Wednesdays.  If you are interested in participating on these events please send an e-mail to the following address: azmitia@interchange.ubc.ca
For more information visit: http://www3.telus.net/chessvancouver/
UBC Tuesday Night Swiss May/June
Dates: May 25, June 1, 8, 15, 22
Place: UBC Henry Angus Building, room 309
Type: 5-round Swiss
SUPER Vancouver Saturday Night Chess (3)
Dates: Saturdays June 5, 12, 19, 26 and July 3.
Place: Vancouver Bridge Centre, 2776 East Broadway (at Kaslo), Vancouver
Type: 5-round Swiss
First prize - $400!!
UBC Tuesday Night Swiss June/July
Dates: June 29, July 6, 20, 27, August 3
Place: UBC Henry Angus Building, room 309
Type: 5-round Swiss
Western Canadian Open
Date: July 9-18
Place: Vancouver Airport Conference Resort
Type: 10 round single-section Swiss
Vancouver Saturday Night Chess (4)
Dates: Saturdays July 24, 31, and August 7, 14, 21
Place: Vancouver Bridge Centre, 2776 East Broadway (at Kaslo), Vancouver
Type: 5-round Swiss
Rod Planas Memorial Chess Tournament
Dates: August 7-8, 2004
Place: Sandman Inn, 2130 Harvey Avenue, Kelowna
Type: 5-round Swiss
UBC Tuesday Night Swiss August
Dates: August 10, 17, 24, 31
Place: UBC Henry Angus Building, room 309
Type: 5-round Swiss
Kamloops Grand Prix#4
Date: Sept. 18
Place: South Kamloops Secondary School Cafeteria, 821 Munro Street, Kamloops, B.C.
Type: 4-round Swiss

Kamloops Grand Prix #5

Date: Oct. 23
Place: South Kamloops Secondary School Cafeteria, 821 Munro Street, Kamloops, B.C.
Type: 4-round Swiss
Silver Star Challenge (Interior Qualifier)
Date: Nov. 13 & 14  
Place: Holiday Inn Express, 4716 34th St., Vernon 
Type: 5-round Swiss
Kamloops Grand Prix#6

Date: Nov. 20
Place: South Kamloops Secondary School Cafeteria, 821 Munro Street, Kamloops, B.C.
Type: 4-round Swiss

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