2016 DECEMBER SWISS : WINNER STEVE ASCIC


2016 DECEMBER SWISS
Time: 90m+10spm   Played: 15-Nov to 13-Dec 

WINNER: STEVE ASCIC

NEXT EVENT -  03-Jan-2017 - Blitz (5min) Champs Rnd 1
FOLLOWED BY - 10-Jan-2017 to 07-Feb-2017 - JANUARY SWISS (90+10spm)
  

CROSS TABLE 
No Name               Loc  Total  1    2    3    4    5  

1  Ascic, Steve       1740 4.5    3:D 11:W  5:W  9:W  2:W
2  Qiang, Vincent     1512 4     14:W  5:W 13:W  4:W  1:L
3  Gross, Mike C      1842 4      1:D 10:D 17:W  8:W  4:+
4  Aguilera, Sergio   1740 3     17:W  6:W  7:W  2:L  3:-
5  Barakat, Martin    1778 3     20:W  2:L  1:L 15:W 14:W
6  Simonovski, Zlatko      3     12:W  4:L  8:L 13:W 17:W
7  Quaranta, Marco    1484 3     18:W  9:W  4:L 10:D 11:D
8  Baaner, Paul       1601 3     16:W 13:L  6:W  3:L 10:W
9  Meldrum, George W  1766 3     15:W  7:L 16:W  1:L 13:W
10 Mather, Robert L   1608 2.5   11:D  3:D 20:+  7:D  8:L
11 Tornyi-Aydin, Arin 1392 2.5   10:D  1:L 15:D 16:W  7:D
12 Bernardi, John     1300 2.5    6:L 15:D 14:L 17:W 19:W
13 Allen, Chris       1150 2     19:W  8:W  2:L  6:L  9:L
14 Robeille, John     1388 2      2:L 20:L 12:W 19:W  5:L
15 Harvey, Neil            2      9:L 12:D 11:D  5:L  0:W
16 Romic, Mile        1301 2      8:L 19:+  9:L 11:L 18:W
17 Sweeney, Matthew   1325 1      4:L 18:W  3:L 12:L  6:L
18 Gibson, Barry           1      7:L 17:L 19:L  0:W 16:L
19 Kis, Peter              1     13:L 16:- 18:W 14:L 12:L
20 Suryak, Antoni     1142 1      5:L 14:W 10:-  0:   0: 


RESULTS FOR ROUND ROUND 5 of 5  -   13-Dec-2016 
No Name             Loc   Result   Name               Loc 

 1 Qiang, Vincent   1512    0:1    Ascic, Steve       1740
 2 Aguilera, Sergio 1740    -:+    Gross, Mike C      1842
 3 Baaner, Paul     1601    1:0    Mather, Robert L   1608
 4 Quaranta, Marco  1484   .5:.5   Tornyi-Aydin, Arin 1392
 5 Robeille, John   1388    0:1    Barakat, Martin    1778
 6 Allen, Chris     1150    0:1    Meldrum, George W  1766
 7 Sweeney, Matthew 1325    0:1    Simonovski, Zlatko     
 8 Bernardi, John   1300    1:0    Kis, Peter             
 9 Romic, Mile      1301    1:0    Gibson, Barry          
10 Harvey, Neil             1:0    BYE                    


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Find the insane move

Image

martinneil1

In the first diagram, Martin who is White is threatening R-g3+ followed by Qxh5 winning the Queen.

martinneil2

Neil sees the threat and boldly plays K-f7 with a view of escaping his king to e7 or e8.    

martinneil3

In diagram 3 Martin captures the pawn on h6 Bxh6+ giving discovered check.

martinneil4

And so in the last diagram Neil has taken his King to relative safety on e7, so how does White proceed?

So what insane move did White play to win the game?

Difficulty Level: High

2016 DECEMBER SWISS – Rnd 5 of 5


2016 DECEMBER SWISS
Time: 90m+10spm   Played: 15-Nov to 13-Dec

DRAW FOR ROUND 5 of 5  -   13-Dec-2016 
          *** FINAL ROUND ***

No Name             Loc   Result   Name               Loc 

 1 Qiang, Vincent   1512     :     Ascic, Steve       1740
 2 Aguilera, Sergio 1740     :     Gross, Mike C      1842
 3 Baaner, Paul     1601     :     Mather, Robert L   1608
 4 Quaranta, Marco  1484     :     Tornyi-Aydin, Arin 1392
 5 Robeille, John   1388     :     Barakat, Martin    1778
 6 Allen, Chris     1150     :     Meldrum, George W  1766
 7 Sweeney, Matthew 1325     :     Simonovski, Zlatko     
 8 Bernardi, John   1300     :     Kis, Peter             
 9 Romic, Mile      1301     :     Gibson, Barry          
10 Harvey, Neil             1:0    BYE                    



CROSS TABLE 
No Name               Loc  Total  1    2    3    4  

1  Qiang, Vincent     1512 4     11:W  7:W  8:W  3:W
2  Ascic, Steve       1740 3.5    4:D 13:W  7:W 12:W
3  Aguilera, Sergio   1740 3     15:W  9:W  6:W  1:L
4  Gross, Mike C      1842 3      2:D  5:D 15:W 10:W
5  Mather, Robert L   1608 2.5   13:D  4:D 20:+  6:D
6  Quaranta, Marco    1484 2.5   18:W 12:W  3:L  5:D
7  Barakat, Martin    1778 2     20:W  1:L  2:L 17:W
8  Allen, Chris       1150 2     19:W 10:W  1:L  9:L
9  Simonovski, Zlatko      2     14:W  3:L 10:L  8:W
10 Baaner, Paul       1601 2     16:W  8:L  9:W  4:L
11 Robeille, John     1388 2      1:L 20:L 14:W 19:W
12 Meldrum, George W  1766 2     17:W  6:L 16:W  2:L
13 Tornyi-Aydin, Arin 1392 2      5:D  2:L 17:D 16:W
14 Bernardi, John     1300 1.5    9:L 17:D 11:L 15:W
15 Sweeney, Matthew   1325 1      3:L 18:W  4:L 14:L
16 Romic, Mile        1301 1     10:L 19:+ 12:L 13:L
17 Harvey, Neil            1     12:L 14:D 13:D  7:L
18 Gibson, Barry           1      6:L 15:L 19:L  0:W
19 Kis, Peter              1      8:L 16:- 18:W 11:L
20 Suryak, Antoni     1142 1      7:L 11:W  5:-  0: 

RESULTS FOR ROUND 4 of 5  -   06-Dec-2016 
No Name               Loc   Result   Name             Loc 

 1 Aguilera, Sergio   1740    0:1    Qiang, Vincent   1512
 2 Meldrum, George W  1766    0:1    Ascic, Steve     1740
 3 Gross, Mike C      1842    1:0    Baaner, Paul     1601
 4 Mather, Robert L   1608   .5:.5   Quaranta, Marco  1484
 5 Simonovski, Zlatko         1:0    Allen, Chris     1150
 6 Barakat, Martin    1778    1:0    Harvey, Neil         
 7 Tornyi-Aydin, Arin 1392    1:0    Romic, Mile      1301
 8 Kis, Peter                 0:1    Robeille, John   1388
 9 Bernardi, John     1300    1:0    Sweeney, Matthew 1325
10 Gibson, Barry              1:0    BYE