Starting next Thursday November 17 the Club will be opening on Thursday rather than Friday nights. All other details remain the same.
Meanwhile last Friday the fourth on November in the final round of the Spring Swiss, Reza Daneshvar who was leading the tournament lost to Zoran Babic. Rod Hessing won his game against Mio Ristic to hold outright first place.
However, Rod has proposed that he play a further match against Zoran to make up for a game Zoran forfeited to him earlier. So Rods’ result will be considered provisional for now.
Rod gained first place with this miniature against Mio Ristic
1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qa5 4.d4 Nf6 5.Bc4 Bg4 6.f3 Bh5 7.Ne2 e6 8.Bf4 c6 9.O-O Be7 10.Ne4 O-O 11.Bd6??
Bxd6 12.Nxd6 Qb4 0-1
Meanwhile on board one Zoran Babic stopped Reza Daneshvars’ run at first place with this Centre Counter Defence.
[Event “Spring Swiss”]
[Site “Geelong Chess Club”]
[White “Reza Daneshvar”]
[Black “Zoran Babic”]
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.Nxc6 bxc6 7.e5 Nd5 8.Nxd5 cxd5 9.Bd3 Qc7 10.O-O Qxe5 11.Re1 Qf6 12.f4 Bc5+ 13.Kh1 Bb7 14.Bd2 Bc6 15.b4 Bd4 16.Rb1 a6 17.Qe2 Ba4 18.Qf3 O-O 19.c3 Bb6 20.Qe2 Bc7 21.Bxa6 Bc2 22.Rbc1 Be4 23.Rf1 Qg6 24.Bb5 Rxa2 25.c4 Bd3 26.Qe3 Bxf1 27.Rxf1 Qc2 28.Rf2 Qd1+ 29.Be1 Rxf2 30.Qxf2 Bxf4 31.Kg1 d4 32.Qxf4 Qxe1+ 33.Qf1 Qxf1+ 34.Kxf1 d6 35.Bc6 Rb8 36.b5 Kf8 37.Ke2 f5 38.Kd3 e5 39.Bd5 Ke7 40.h3 Kd7 41.Bc6+ Kc7 42.Bd5 Kb6 43.g3 Kc5 44.Bc6 e4+ 0-1