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4th Swiss – Results!

Congrats to Abhinav Suresh, who took clear 1st in the 4th Swiss with 3.5/4!  Tony Dutiel was alone in second place with 3.0.

Matt Buckley won the U1700 prize, and Rich Gruber took home the U1400 money.

Here is the final crosstable.  The results from the USCF website will appear here when they are rated and published.

4th Spence Swiss — Open

No.    Name                         St Rate 1     2     3     4     Score

1. Suresh,Abhinav (3)…………  NE 1756 D11   W9    W2    W6      3.5

2. Dutiel,Tony (1)……………  NE 1912 W6    W5    L1    W3      3.0

3. Hartmann,John R (5)………..  NE 1715 D10   W11   W5    L2      2.5
4. Buckley,Matthew T (7)………  MA 1602 L5    W10   -H-   W9      2.5

5. Fitzpatrick,Josep (2)………  NE 1836 W4    L2    L3    W10     2.0
6. Caniglia,Caravagg (6)………  NE 1673 L2    W7    W11   L1      2.0

7. Freediii, Thomas (9)……….  NE 1474 L8    L6    D9    W11     1.5

8. Cusumano,Steven J (4)………  NE 1738 W7    -N-   -N-   -N-     1.0
9. Hezel,Mitch (10)…………..  NE 1439 -H-   L1    D7    L4      1.0
10. Gruberiii, Richar (11)……..  NE 1205 D3    L4    -H-   L5      1.0

11. Anzalone,Mick (8)………….  NE 1489 D1    L3    L6    L7      0.5

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4th Swiss – Rd 3

Results from Rd 3:

Bd    Scr    White    Scr    Black
101.    0.0    Dutiel,Tony (2.0,1912)    1.0    Suresh,Abhinav (1.5,1756)
102.    1.0    Hartmann,John R (1.5,1715)    0.0    Fitzpatrick,Josep (1.0,1836)
103.    0.0    Anzalone,Mick (0.5,1489)    1.0    Caniglia,Caravagg (1.0,1673)
104.    0.5    Freediii, Thomas (0.0,1474)    0.5    Hezel,Mitch (0.5,1439)
0.5    Buckley,Matthew T (1.5,1602)    BYE    REQUESTED
0.5    Gruberiii, Richar (1.0,1205)    BYE    REQUESTED
0.0    Cusumano,Steven J (1.0,1738)    BYE    REQUESTED

Current Standings:

No.    Name                         St Rate 1     2     3     Score

1. Suresh,Abhinav (3)…………  NE 1756 D10   W8    W3      2.5
2. Hartmann,John R (5)………..  NE 1715 D9    W10   W6      2.5

3. Dutiel,Tony (1)……………  NE 1912 W4    W6    L1      2.0
4. Caniglia,Caravagg (6)………  NE 1673 L3    W11   W10     2.0

5. Buckley,Matthew T (7)………  MA 1602 L6    W9    -H-     1.5

6. Fitzpatrick,Josep (2)………  NE 1836 W5    L3    L2      1.0
7. Cusumano,Steven J (4)………  NE 1738 W11   -N-   -N-     1.0
8. Hezel,Mitch (10)…………..  NE 1439 -H-   L1    D11     1.0
9. Gruberiii, Richar (11)……..  NE 1205 D2    L5    -H-     1.0

10. Anzalone,Mick (8)………….  NE 1489 D1    L2    L4      0.5
11. Freediii, Thomas (9)……….  NE 1474 L7    L4    D8      0.5

4th Swiss – Rd 2

Tony Dutiel stands alone in first place after two rounds in the 4th Spence Swiss with a perfect score.  John Hartmann and Abhinav Suresh are nipping at his heels with 1.5/2.

At the risk of ‘tooting my own horn,’ there was an interesting tactic in my second round game vs. Mick Anzalone.  Black is to play in this position (move 32):

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Full analysis can be found at:

http://www.viewchess.com/cbreader/2014/6/10/Game4964763.html

Current standings:

4th Spence Swiss — Open                                     Cross Table, Page 1

No.    Name                         St Rate 1     2     Score

1. Dutiel,Tony (1)……………  NE 1912 W6    W4      2.0

2. Suresh,Abhinav (3)…………  NE 1756 D8    W9      1.5
3. Hartmann,John R (5)………..  NE 1715 D10   W8      1.5

4. Fitzpatrick,Josep (2)………  NE 1836 W7    L1      1.0
5. Cusumano,Steven J (4)………  NE 1738 W11   -N-     1.0
6. Caniglia,Caravagg (6)………  NE 1673 L1    W11     1.0
7. Buckley,Matthew T (7)………  MA 1602 L4    W10     1.0

8. Anzalone,Mick (8)………….  NE 1489 D2    L3      0.5
9. Hezel,Mitch (10)…………..  NE 1439 -H-   L2      0.5
10. Gruberiii, Richar (11)……..  NE 1205 D3    L7      0.5

11. Freediii, Thomas (9)……….  NE 1474 L5    L6      0.0

4th Swiss – Rd 1

Round 1 of the 4th Spence Swiss saw two ‘upsets’ (if draws can be deemed upsets) when Rich Gruber and Mick Anzalone both drew against higher rated opposition.  Rich, in particular, played an excellent game.

Steve Cusumano had to withdraw after Rd 1, but we may have a new player coming tonight.  Three rounds to go and anything can happen!

No.    Name                         St Rate 1     Score

1. Dutiel,Tony (1)……………  NE 1912 W8      1.0
2. Fitzpatrick,Josep (2)………  NE 1836 W9      1.0
3. Cusumano,Steven J (4)………  NE 1738 W10     1.0

4. Suresh,Abhinav (3)…………  NE 1756 D6      0.5
5. Hartmann,John R (5)………..  NE 1715 D7      0.5
6. Anzalone,Mick (8)………….  NE 1489 D4      0.5
7. Gruberiii, Richar (10)……..  NE 1205 D5      0.5

8. Caniglia,Caravagg (6)………  NE 1673 L1      0.0
9. Buckley,Matthew T (7)………  MA 1602 L2      0.0
10. Freediii, Thomas (9)……….  NE 1474 L3      0.0

2nd G/40 – Results

The 2nd Spence G/40 was won by your humble scribe with a score of 3.5/4.  John Stepp was clear 2nd with 2.5/4.

Full results are available at:

http://www.uschess.org/msa/XtblMain.php?201405191712