The 2009 Victorian Championship has just started, and as usual is a strong tournament. The field includes GM Darryl Johasen and IM's Sandler, Morris and Rujevic. The event is being played at a rate of 1 round a week, and unlike previous years, seems to be keeping a strict 'all games at the same time' format.
Already there has been one interesting incident in the supporting Reserves tournament, which I have covered here, on my Chess Rules blog.
Results and pairings for the tournament can be found at the ChessVictoria website.
Johansen,Darryl - Dragicevic,Domagoj [B07]
Victorian Championship Melbourne (2), 13.10.2009
1.d4 d6 2.e4 Nf6 3.Nc3 Nbd7 4.f4 e5 5.Nf3 exd4 6.Qxd4 c6 7.e5 dxe5 8.fxe5 Bc5 9.Qh4 Qe7 10.Bf4 Bb4 11.0-0-0 Bxc3 12.exf6 Bxf6 13.Qg3 0-0 14.Bd6 Qe3+ 15.Kb1 Qb6 16.b3 Re8 17.Bc4 Nc5 18.Ng5 Bxg5 19.Qxg5 Ne4 (D)
20.Bxf7+ Kxf7 21.Qh5+ g6 22.Qxh7+ Kf6 23.Rhf1+ Nf2 24.Rd2 Bf5 25.Rdxf2 Qd4 26.Rxf5+ gxf5 27.Qh6+ Kf7 28.Rxf5+ 1-0