Brilliancy prizes can now either select a book to the value of $40 from our bookshop, or order a book online and be reimbursed (after presenting a receipt) up to $40. The judge for the City of Melbourne was FM Grant Szuveges, who wrote the following about Malcolm Pyke - Jack Puccini:
Grant also gave an honourable mention to the following game, Simon Schmidt - Richard Voon:
"This was the second best game - and is worthy of the brilliancy prize. White plays a very nice game and outplays black who also plays a reasonable game. The game is also quite pretty and is a standard type of Sicilian position. This is a hard position to play well with white which gives the game extra points."