Final round of Spring Swiss this Friday

Going into the final round the standings are:

Place Name                  Rating  Score     M-Buch. Buch. Progr.

  1   Daneshvar, Reza       1743     3.5       7.5  11.0   11.5
  2   Hessing, Rod          1400     3         7.5  12.5   12.0
 3-4  Ristic, Mio           1551     2.5       6.0  10.0    8.5
      Babic, Zoran          1751     2.5       5.5   9.5    8.5
  5   Smith, Jack           1250     2         4.5   7.5    8.0
  6   Barber, Geoff         1635     1.5       5.0   8.0    3.5
 7-8  Davis, Geoff          1458     0.5       6.5  10.5    1.5
      Courtis, Owen         1321     0.5       6.0   9.5    2.5

Reza Daneshvar has the lead because he won in round 4 with the black pieces against Rod Hessing in this somewhat unusual  Bird’s Opening game.

[Event “Spring Swiss”]
[Site “Geelong Chess Club”]
[Date “2016.11.04”]
[Round “4”]
[White “Rod Hessing “]
[Black “Reza Daneshvar”]
[Result “0-1”]

1.f4 Nc6 2.b3 e5 3.e4 exf4 4.Nf3 d6 5.Bb5 Bd7 6.O-O Ne5 7.Bxd7+ Qxd7 8.d4 Nxf3+ 9.Qxf3 O-O-O 10.Qxf4 f6 11.Nc3 Ne7 12.Nd5 c6 13.Ne3 Re8 14.Ba3 Ng6 15.Qf3 d5 16.Bxf8 dxe4 17.Qf5 Rhxf8 18.Rae1 Nh4


{White here played 19.Qf2 and Black with g5 and f5 developed an initiative on the Kings
side.  Had White played 19.Qc5 he should have fared better. Of course, if 19.Qxh7?? 20.Rh8! traps the lady.}

19.Qf2 g5 20.d5 b6 21.c4 f5 22.c5 f4 23.dxc6 Qxc6 24.cxb6 Qxb6 25.Rc1+ Kb8 26.Nd5 Qxf2+ 27.Rxf2 e3 28.Re2 Rd8 29.Nb4 Rc8 30.Rd1 a5 31.Nd5 Rcd8 32.Nxe3 fxe3 33.Rxd8+ Rxd8 34.Rxe3 Rd1+ 35.Kf2 Rd2+ 36.Re2 Rxe2+ 37.Kxe2 Nxg2 38.Kf3 Nf4 39.Kg4 h6 40.h4 Kb7 41.hxg5 hxg5 42.Kxg5 Nd3 43.a3 Nc1 44.b4 a4 45.Kf4 Kb6 46.Ke4 Kb5 47.Kd4 Ne2+ 48.Kd3 Nf4+ 49.Kd4 Ne6+ 50.Kd5 Nd8 51.Kd4 Nc6+ 52.Kc3 Ne5 53.Kb2 Kc4 54.Ka2 Nd3 55.Kb1 Kb3 0-1

Pairings for the final round are:

No Name              Result   Name          

 1 Daneshvar, R (2)     :     Babic, Z (1)  
 2 Ristic, M (4)        :     Hessing, R (6)
 3 Smith, J (8)         :     Barber, G (3) 
 4 Davis, G (5)         :     Courtis, O (7)

Details of previous rounds are here

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