Sunday, July 16, 2017

#1240 KST - Round 7 Annotations

My wins over Pat Mazzillo & Mike Lowey:
[Event "Kenilworth Summer Tournament"] [Site "Kenilworth, NJ"] [Date "2017.07.13"] [Round "7.1"] [White "Mazzillo, Pat"] [Black "Moldovan, John"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "B15"] [WhiteElo "1258"] [BlackElo "1814"] [Annotator "Moldovan,John"] [PlyCount "66"] [EventDate "2017.06.01"] [EventRounds "14"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceDate "2017.07.16"] [SourceVersion "1"] [SourceVersionDate "2017.07.16"] [SourceQuality "1"] {Board 1.1 G/55+5 (delay) B15 Caro-Kann Defense Gurgenidze System} 1. e4 g6 2. d4 Bg7 3. Nc3 c6 4. Nf3 (4. Bc4 {would have prevented my reply.}) 4... d5 ({ In our 2015 game I opted for} 4... d6 {, transposed into the Pirc, failed to equalize & should've lost.}) 5. h3 Nf6 6. e5 (6. Bd3 dxe4 7. Nxe4 Nxe4 8. Bxe4 {is less ambitious.}) 6... Ne4 7. Bd3 (7. Nxe4 dxe4 8. Ng5 {is best.}) 7... Nxc3 8. bxc3 {I had the same setup vs. Alex Hu in round 2 but here, with h3 & Bd3 in place of Be2 & 0-0, Black has few, if any, problems.} O-O ({The immediate} 8... c5 {may be more accurate.}) 9. O-O c5 10. Be3 (10. a4 Nc6 11. Ba3 c4 12. Be2 Qa5 13. Qd2 {(Pogonina - Kholopov : Samara 2011) is more thematic but no improvement.}) 10... Nc6 {Black has an excellent, Winawer French-like position. He still has his dark-squared B & the light-squared one isn't bad.} 11. Qd2 Qa5 {[#]} (11... c4 12. Be2 f6 {was even better.}) 12. Bh6 ({There have been 4 games with} 12. Rfb1) ({& 2 games with} 12. Rab1) 12... cxd4 (12... c4 $142 13. Be2 f6) 13. Bxg7 $2 {This drops a P.} (13. cxd4 $142 Qxd2 14. Bxd2 $11 {was required.}) 13... Kxg7 $8 14. cxd4 {What else?} (14. Nxd4 $4 {loses to} Nxd4 $19) 14... Qxd2 15. Nxd2 Nxd4 16. Rab1 b6 17. c3 $2 { [#]} (17. Nb3 $142 $17) 17... Bf5 $1 {Now I'm winning.} 18. Bxf5 ({Of course, if} 18. cxd4 $2 {then} Bxd3 {gains an Exchange.}) 18... Ne2+ $1 {This intermezzo pushes White's K toward the edge of the board, threatens 20...Nxc3 & improves my steed's position while 19...gxf5 strengthens my control of the center.} 19. Kh1 (19. Kh2 $142) 19... gxf5 20. c4 dxc4 21. Nxc4 Rac8 22. Ne3 e6 23. Rb2 Nf4 24. Kh2 (24. Rb4 $142) 24... Rc5 (24... Rfd8 $142) 25. Rd1 (25. Rb4 $142) 25... Ng6 26. Rd7 Ra5 (26... Ra8 $142) 27. Nc4 Ra4 {[#]} 28. Ne3 $2 (28. Rc7 $142) (28. Rc2 $143 $2 Rxc4 $1 29. Rxc4 Nxe5 30. Rcc7 Nxd7 31. Rxd7 a5 $1 32. Rb7 Rc8 33. Rxb6 Rc2) 28... Nxe5 {With a 2nd P annexed the rest is a matter of technique.} 29. Rc7 Kf6 (29... Rd8 $142) 30. Rbc2 Rd8 (30... b5 $142) 31. Rb7 $2 (31. Nc4 $142 Nxc4 32. R7xc4 Rxc4 33. Rxc4 Rd2 34. Ra4 a5 35. Kg1) 31... Rd7 (31... Rd3 $142) 32. Rxd7 Nxd7 33. Rc7 (33. Kg1 $142) 33... Nc5 { White resigns. Time left - Mazzillo 13:26, Moldovan 25:39 Estimated time used - Mazzillo 44:24, Moldovan 32:06 Longest thinks: White - 5 minutes for 12.Bh6 Black - 5 minutes for 11...Qa5} 0-1 [Event "Kenilworth Summer Tournament"] [Site "Kenilworth, NJ"] [Date "2017.07.13"] [Round "7.2"] [White "Lowey, Michael"] [Black "Moldovan, John"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "B06"] [WhiteElo "1588"] [BlackElo "1814"] [Annotator "Moldovan,John"] [PlyCount "144"] [EventDate "2017.06.01"] [EventRounds "14"] [EventCountry "USA"] [Source "John Moldovan"] [SourceDate "2017.07.16"] [SourceVersion "1"] [SourceVersionDate "2017.07.16"] [SourceQuality "1"] {Board 1.2 G/55+5 (delay) B06 Modern Defense Hillbilly Attack (2.Bc4)} 1. e4 g6 2. Bc4 Nf6 (2... c6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e5 d5 {is similar but, in that line, Black has to answer} 5. exd6 {with the Scandinavian-like} Qxd6 ({or non-dynamic} 5... exd6)) 3. e5 ({In round 1 Pelican played} 3. d3) 3... d5 4. Bb3 (4. exd6 $143 cxd6 $11 5. f4 $2 {Easton - Pero : correspondence, IECG 2000} d5 $15) (4. exf6 $2 dxc4 $15 5. Qe2 $2 Be6 $17 {Vassalam - Ghanbari : Teheran 2005}) 4... Nfd7 5. d4 (5. Bxd5 $143 Nxe5 $11) 5... Nb6 {[#]} (5... c5 $146 6. Bxd5 $140 Nb6 7. Be4 Qxd4 8. Qxd4 cxd4 {is a possible improvement.}) 6. Bg5 $146 ({Previously seen here were:} 6. h4 h5 7. Nh3 $11 {Busch - Schoenau : Baden-Baden 1990}) (6. c3 Bg7 7. Ne2 O-O 8. O-O $14 {Quinterod - Vallejo Pons : San Sebastian 2000}) ( {&} 6. Nd2 Bg7 7. Qf3 Be6 8. Ne2 $11 {Avdeev - Stepikov : Novokuznetsk 2014}) ( 6. Nc3 a5 7. a4 {is another option.}) 6... f6 $1 7. exf6 exf6 8. Qe2+ Kf7 $8 ({ Not} 8... Qe7 $2 9. Bxf6) 9. Qf3 $2 (9. Be3 $142 $11) 9... Nc6 $6 (9... h5 $142 $17) 10. c3 $2 (10. Be3 $142 $15) 10... Bg7 $2 (10... h5 $142 $17) 11. Nd2 Re8+ 12. Ne2 Kg8 (12... Bf5 $142) 13. Be3 Bf5 $6 (13... Na5 $142 14. Bc2 Nac4 $11) 14. Nf4 {[#]} Be6 $2 (14... Na5 $142 15. Bxd5+ Nxd5 16. Qxd5+ Qxd5 17. Nxd5 Rac8 $14) 15. O-O $6 (15. Nxe6 $142 Rxe6 16. h4 $16) 15... Bf7 16. Bc2 Qd7 $6 ( 16... Ne7 $142 $11) 17. Nb3 Bf8 $2 (17... Rad8 $142 $14) 18. Nd3 Qd8 $6 (18... Kg7 $142) 19. Nbc5 Rb8 (19... Na5 $142) 20. Qh3 $2 (20. Rae1 $142) 20... Nc4 21. Bf4 f5 $2 (21... Nd6 $142 $14) 22. Qg3 Bd6 23. b3 $2 (23. Rfe1 $142 $16) 23... Nd2 $1 24. Rfe1 Ne4 25. Nxe4 dxe4 $6 (25... fxe4 $142 $11) 26. Ne5 Bxe5 ( 26... Nxe5 $142 27. dxe5 Bf8) 27. dxe5 Qe7 28. Rad1 (28. e6 $142 Bxe6 29. Bxc7 Rbc8 30. Bf4 $14) 28... Nxe5 29. Bg5 (29. h3 $142 $14) 29... Qe6 $6 (29... Qc5 $142 $11) 30. Rd2 $6 (30. Bf4 $142 $14) 30... c5 $2 (30... b5 $142 $11) 31. f3 $2 {[#]} (31. Bf4 $142 $16) 31... exf3 $1 32. Bf4 $2 {This drops an Exchange.} (32. Rdd1 $142 $11) 32... f2+ $1 33. Rxf2 $8 (33. Qxf2 $2 Nf3+ $19) (33. Kxf2 $4 Nd3+ $19) 33... Nf3+ $1 34. Rxf3 $4 (34. Qxf3 $8 Qxe1+ 35. Rf1 $17 {was required.}) 34... Qxe1+ $19 35. Rf1 (35. Qxe1 Rxe1+ 36. Rf1 Rbe8 {was no better.}) 35... Qxg3 36. hxg3 Rbd8 37. Rf2 {Resigns was a good alternative.} Re1+ 38. Kh2 Rde8 (38... c4 $142) 39. Bd3 Rd8 40. Rd2 a6 41. c4 Kg7 (41... Be8 $142) 42. a3 h6 43. Bc7 Rd7 44. Ba5 Re3 45. Bc2 Rxd2 46. Bxd2 Re2 47. Bc3+ Kh7 48. Bd1 Re3 49. Bb2 $2 {This loses more material.} (49. Ba5 $142) 49... Rd3 50. Bf3 Rxb3 51. Be5 Bxc4 {[#]} 52. Bd6 {He's down Exchange + 3 Ps down & playing on?} b6 53. a4 Rd3 54. Bc7 b5 55. axb5 (55. Bb6 $143 bxa4 56. Bxc5 a3 57. Be7 a2) 55... Bxb5 56. Bb6 (56. g4 $142 fxg4 57. Bxg4) 56... c4 57. Be2 Rd2 58. Bf3 Rd3 (58... c3 $142 59. Ba5 Rd3) 59. Be2 Ra3 (59... Rd2 $142 60. Bf3 c3) 60. Bc5 Ra2 61. Bf3 c3 62. Bd5 c2 $1 63. Be3 (63. Bxa2 $143 $2 c1=Q) 63... Ra1 64. Bb3 ({If} 64. Bd4 {then} c1=Q 65. Bxa1 Qxa1) 64... c1=Q 65. Bxc1 Rxc1 {My margin is now a whole R + 2Ps.} 66. Kh3 $2 Bf1 $2 (66... Rh1# {would've shortened the game.}) 67. Bd5 $2 (67. Kh2 $142) 67... a5 $2 (67... Bc4 $142 {threatening mate & winning the enemy B.}) 68. g4 fxg4+ 69. Kxg4 a4 70. Kf3 Bc4 71. Be4 a3 72. Bc6 a2 {White resigns. Time left - Lowey 0:01, Moldovan 2:21 Estimated time used - Lowey 61:04, Moldovan 58:39 Longest thinks: White - 6 minutes for 23.b3? Black - 7 minutes for 18...Qd8?!} 0-1

#1239 KST - Round 7 Photos

Captions to follow.






Friday, July 14, 2017

#1238 Kenilworth Summer Tournament - Round 7 Results

7th round results, by board number: 

1. Mazzillo 0-1 Moldovan
2. Errol Singh 0-1 Kernighan
3. Vinson 0-1 Benitez
4. Ruales 0-1 Renna
5. Renna 0-1 Camejo
6. Ruales 0-1 McCorkell
7. Vinson 0-1 McAuliffe
8. Lowey 0-1 Moldovan
9. Kernighan 1-0 Camejo

Note: Singh played as a filler.

Standings after round 7 of 14:

1. Moldovan 9.0
= 2-3. Kernighan, Camejo 6.5
4. Mazzillo 5.0
5. McAuliffe 4.5
= 6-7. Au. Hu, Vinson 4.0
8. McCorkell 3.5
9. Tomkovich 3.0
= 10-11. Benitez, Al. Hu 2.0
= 12-13. Al. Tang, Gottlieb 1.5
= 13-18. Pelican, Lowey, Renna, Levanda, Scarola 1.0
= 19-20. Constantino, Ruales 0.5
= 21-25. E. Singh, Touhey, An. Tang, J. Tang, Dovydaitis 0.0

Photos and my games will follow.

Registration remains open! For event details, see post, #1219.

Saturday, July 08, 2017

#1237 KST - Round 6 Annotations

Another week. Another simul. More uneven play. At any rate, whether they're of entertainment value or not, here are my win over Jun Tang and draw vs. Gilberto Benitez:
[Event "Kenilworth Summer Tournament"] [Site "Kenilworth, NJ"] [Date "2017.07.06"] [Round "6.2"] [White "Tang, Jun"] [Black "Moldovan, John"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "A41"] [WhiteElo "1389"] [BlackElo "1814"] [Annotator "Moldovan,John"] [PlyCount "46"] [EventDate "2017.06.01"] [EventRounds "14"] [EventCountry "USA"] [Source "The Chess Coroner #1237"] [SourceDate "2017.07.08"] [SourceVersion "1"] [SourceVersionDate "2017.07.08"] [SourceQuality "1"] {Board 2 G/55+5 (delay) A41 Modern Defense London System} 1. d4 g6 {Yet again! If I'm boring you by playing this over & over ... let me know.} 2. Nf3 Bg7 3. Bf4 d6 4. c3 ({RR} 4. e3 Nd7 5. Nc3 (5. h3 e5 6. Bh2 Qe7 7. Be2 Nh6 (7... Ngf6 $142) 8. O-O O-O 9. c4 {Privman - Moldovan : Quick Tournament (G/15+5), Rahway 5/6/2015} f5 $11) 5... c6 6. Be2 Qc7 $146 7. O-O Ngf6 8. Qd2 O-O 9. e4 e5 10. Bh6 Re8 11. Bxg7 Kxg7 12. d5 Nc5 $11 {J. Demetrick - Moldovan : Kenilworth Summer Tournament 7/17/2014}) 4... Nd7 5. e4 e5 6. Bg3 Qe7 (6... Ngf6 $5 $146 7. dxe5 Nxe4 8. exd6 Nxg3 9. hxg3 O-O 10. dxc7 Qxc7 $44 {was an option.}) 7. Bd3 Ngf6 {[#]} 8. Nbd2 $146 (8. O-O O-O 9. Re1 Nh5 10. Qc2 Nb6 $11 11. dxe5 $6 dxe5 12. Nbd2 Nxg3 13. hxg3 Be6 14. Rad1 Rfd8 15. b3 a5 16. a4 f6 $15 {was played in Nettesheim - Eskandary : Dresden 2010.}) 8... Nh5 9. Qe2 (9. Bh4 $142 ) 9... Nxg3 10. hxg3 a6 (10... exd4 $142 $1 11. cxd4 c5 $1) 11. Nb3 $6 (11. Nc4 $142 b6 12. dxe5 ({or} 12. d5 Nc5 13. Bc2 $11) 12... Nxe5 13. Nfxe5 dxe5 14. a4 $11) 11... b6 (11... exd4 $142 $1 12. cxd4 c5 $1 $15) 12. d5 Nc5 $6 (12... Bb7 $142 $11) 13. Nxc5 bxc5 14. Bc2 $6 (14. b4 $142 cxb4 15. cxb4 $14) 14... O-O 15. Nd2 (15. Ba4 $142) 15... Rb8 16. Nc4 Bd7 (16... Qg5 $142) 17. Bd3 Bb5 $6 ( 17... h5 $142 $11) 18. O-O-O $6 (18. a4 $142 Bxc4 19. Bxc4 $14) 18... Bxc4 $6 ( 18... f5 $142 $11) 19. Bxc4 a5 20. Bb5 $6 (20. g4 $142 $14) 20... Qg5+ $6 ( 20... f5 $142 $11) 21. Kb1 f5 {[#]} 22. exf5 $2 {This lets me fork Jun's K & f2P.} (22. Rh4 $142 f4 23. Rdh1 fxg3 24. Rg4 Qf6 25. f3 Qe7 26. Rxg3 $14) 22... Qxf5+ 23. Qd3 $4 {This self-pins the Q &, as a result, hangs the B.} (23. Ka1 $142 Qxf2 24. Rdf1 Qxg3 25. a3 $17) 23... Rxb5 $1 {White resigns. Time left - Tang 29:34, Moldovan 29:19 Estimated time used - Tang 27:21, Moldovan 27:36 Longest thinks - White: 7 minutes for 23...Qd3?? Black: 3 minutes for 7... Ngf6, 8...Nh5 & 14...0-0} 0-1 [Event "Kenilworth Summer Tournament"] [Site "Kenilworth, NJ"] [Date "2017.07.06"] [Round "6.1"] [White "Moldovan, John"] [Black "Benitez, Gilberto"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D96"] [WhiteElo "1814"] [BlackElo "1835"] [Annotator "Moldovan,John"] [PlyCount "142"] [EventDate "2017.06.01"] [EventRounds "14"] [EventCountry "USA"] [Source "The Chess Coroner #1237"] [SourceDate "2017.07.08"] [SourceVersion "1"] [SourceVersionDate "2017.07.08"] [SourceQuality "1"] {Board 1 G/55+5 (delay) D96 Gruenfeld Defense Russian System (by transposition - 6.Qb3 )} 1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 g6 3. Nf3 Bg7 4. d4 d5 5. Bg5 c6 (5... Ne4 $142) ({ or} 5... dxc4) 6. Qb3 $6 {Repeating the mistake I made last week against Al. Tang.} (6. cxd5 cxd5 $140 (6... Nxd5 7. e4 Nxc3 8. bxc3 {(Kaposztas - Kanya : Salgotarjan 1978) is also +/=.}) 7. Qb3 Nc6 8. e3 $14 {(Petrovs - S. Landau : Kemeri 1937) is right.}) 6... dxc4 7. Qxc4 Be6 (7... h6 $142 {Feigins - Flohr : Kemeri 1939}) 8. Qd3 Na6 ({RR} 8... O-O 9. e4 Nbd7 $146 (9... b5 $146 { Moldovan - Fortune : G/5, Summit 2/1/2010} 10. Be2 $14) 10. h3 $14 {Moldovan - Tomkovich : KST 2006.}) (8... h6 $142 $11 {Alburt - Frymer : U.S. Open, Chicago 1989}) 9. e4 h6 {[#]} 10. Be3 $146 (10. Bf4 $142 Qa5 {Toikkanen - Salokangas : Finland 1997} (10... g5 11. Be5 $14 {is no improvement.}) 11. a3 $14 Nb4 $140 $2 12. Qb1 Na6 13. Bd3 $16) 10... O-O $2 (10... Ng4 $142 11. Be2 ( {Not} 11. Bc1 $2 Nb4 12. Qd1 Bxd4 $1 13. Nxd4 (13. Qxd4 $4 Nc2+ $19) 13... Qxd4 $1 14. Qxd4 Nc2+ 15. Kd2 Nxd4 $17) 11... Nxe3 12. fxe3 O-O $11) 11. h3 $1 Qa5 ( 11... c5 $142 12. d5 Nb4 13. Qb1 Nxe4 $5 14. Nxe4 Nxd5) 12. Qd2 Kh7 13. Be2 Nc7 $6 (13... Ne8 $142) 14. g4 $2 (14. O-O $142 $16) 14... Nfe8 15. h4 $5 (15. a3 $142 $14) 15... Nd6 $2 (15... Bxg4 $142 16. Ng5+ hxg5 17. Bxg4 gxh4 18. Rxh4+ Kg8 19. Bh6 Bf6 20. Rh3 Rd8 21. Bxf8 Kxf8 22. Rd3 e5 23. d5 cxd5 24. Nxd5 Qxd2+ 25. Kxd2 Nxd5 26. Rxd5 Rxd5+ 27. exd5 Bg5+ $44) 16. Kf1 $2 (16. h5 $142 $16) 16... Bc4 $2 (16... Nc4 $142 17. Bxc4 Bxc4+ 18. Kg2 Rad8 $15) 17. e5 Bxe2+ 18. Qxe2 Nc8 (18... Ndb5 $142) 19. h5 Qa6 $6 (19... g5 $142 $16) 20. hxg6+ fxg6 { [#]} 21. Qxa6 $18 Nxa6 $2 (21... bxa6 $142 22. Ne4 Nb6 23. Rc1 Rab8 24. Rxc6 Nbd5) 22. Ng5+ Kg8 23. Ne6 Re8 24. Nxg7 $2 (24. Bxh6 $142 Bh8 (24... Bxh6 $143 $2 25. Rxh6 Kf7 $2 26. Ng5+) 25. f4 {/\ f5}) 24... Kxg7 25. Bxh6+ Kf7 26. Bg5 Ke6 (26... Nb6 $142) 27. Kg2 Nb4 28. Rh6 Rg8 29. Ne2 (29. f4 $142 Nc2 $140 $2 30. d5+ cxd5 31. Rc1 Ne3+ 32. Kf3 Nc4 33. b3) 29... Kd5 $2 (29... Nd5 $142) 30. Be3 $2 (30. Rh3 $142) 30... Nc2 31. Rc1 Nxe3+ 32. fxe3 Ke4 {[#]} (32... Nb6 $142) 33. Rc3 $2 (33. Rd1 $142 $1 Kxe3 $140 34. Rh3+ Ke4 35. Nc3+ Kf4 36. Rf1+ Kg5 37. Ne4+ Kxg4 38. Rg3+ Kh5 39. Rh1#) 33... Nb6 34. Ng3+ Kd5 35. Rc5+ Ke6 36. Ne4 Rg7 $2 (36... Nd5 $142) 37. Ng5+ $2 (37. Rc2 $142) 37... Kd7 38. e4 e6 39. Nh7 (39. Kg3 $142 $18) 39... Ke7 40. Nf6 $2 (40. Ng5 $142 $18) 40... Nd7 41. Nxd7 Kxd7 42. Rc3 Rf8 $2 (42... Rd8 $142 $16) 43. Rf3 $18 Rxf3 (43... Rc8 $142) 44. Kxf3 b6 (44... a5 $142) 45. b4 Rf7+ (45... a5 $142 46. bxa5 bxa5 47. g5) 46. Ke3 Rg7 (46... g5 $142 47. Rg6 Rf1 48. Rxg5 Re1+) 47. a4 a6 {[#]} ( 47... a5 $142 48. bxa5 bxa5) 48. Rh8 Kc7 (48... Rf7 $142 49. Ra8 Rf1 50. Rxa6 Re1+ 51. Kf4 Rd1 52. Rxb6 Rxd4) 49. Ra8 Kb7 50. Re8 c5 (50... g5 $142) 51. bxc5 bxc5 52. Rxe6 cxd4+ (52... Rc7 $142) 53. Kxd4 Rg8 54. Kd5 g5 (54... Kc7 $142) 55. Rd6 Re8 56. Rg6 $6 (56. e6 $142) 56... Rd8+ 57. Ke6 Rd4 (57... Re8+ $142) 58. Kf5 Rxa4 59. Rxg5 Kc7 (59... Rc4 $142) 60. Kf6 $6 (60. e6 $142 {but I touched the K & had to move it.}) 60... Rxe4 61. e6 $6 (61. Rg7+ $142 Kd8 62. g5) 61... Kd6 62. Ra5 Rxe6+ {[#]} 63. Kf5 $4 {This blunders a half-point away.} (63. Kf7 {would've won.}) 63... Ke7 64. g5 Rb6 65. g6 Kf8 66. Rc5 Rb5 67. Rxb5 axb5 68. Ke5 b4 69. Kd4 b3 70. Kc3 b2 71. Kxb2 Kg7 {Black offers a draw. White accepts. Game drawn by agreement. Time left - Moldovan 2:30, Benitez 1: 53 Estimated time used - Moldovan 58:25, Benitez 59:02 Longest thinks: White - 6 minutes for 15.h4 Black - 8 minutes for 6...dxc4.} 1/2-1/2

#1236 KST - Round 6 Photos

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Friday, July 07, 2017

#1235 Kenilworth Summer Tournament - Round 6 Results

6th round results, by board number: 

1. Moldovan 1/2-1/2 Benitez
2. J. Tang 0-1 Moldovan
3. Camejo 1-0 Al. Hu
4. Mazzillo 1-0 Ruales
5. Au. Hu 1-0 Vinson
6. Tomkovich 0-1 Kernighan
7. Renna 0-1 Al. Tang
8. Dovydaitis 0-1 Scarola
9. McCorkell 1-0 Vinson

Standings after round 6 of 14:

1. Moldovan 7.0
2. Camejo 5.5
3. Mazzillo 5.0
4. Kernighan 4.5
= 5-6. Au. Hu, Vinson 4.0
7. McAuliffe 3.5
8. Tomkovich 3.0
9. McCorkell 2.5
10. Al. Hu 2.0
= 11-12. Al. Tang, Gottlieb 1.5
= 13-17. Benitez, Pelican, Lowey, Levanda, Scarola 1.0
= 18-19. Constantino, Ruales 0.5
= 20-24. Touhey, An. Tang, Renna, J. Tang, Dovydaitis 0.0

Photos and my games will follow.

Registration remains open! For event details, see post, #1219.

Saturday, July 01, 2017

#1234 KST - Round 5 Annotations

Greg Tomkovich's win over Joseph Dovydaitis + my draws vs. Albert Tang & Jack McCorkell:

[Event "Kenilworth Summer Tournament"] [Site "Kenilworth, NJ"] [Date "2017.06.29"] [Round "5"] [White "Dovydaitis, Joseph"] [Black "Tomkovich, Greg"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "B77"] [BlackElo "1648"] [Annotator "Moldovan,John"] [PlyCount "44"] [EventDate "2017.06.01"] [EventRounds "14"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceDate "2017.01.07"] [SourceVersionDate "2012.01.07"] {G/60 B77 Sicilian Defense Dragon Variation Yugoslav Attack} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 {I haven't seen Greg play the Dragon in years. In recent ones he's preferred the Pin Variation.} 6. Be3 Bg7 7. f3 {I don't remember Joseph ever playing a main line, let alone something this razor-sharp. } O-O 8. Qd2 {[#]} Re8 {(?! Goeller, ! Tomkovich) This preserves the Bg7} ({but } 8... Nc6 {does it better as} 9. Nxc6 bxc6 $11 10. Bh6 $6 Bxh6 11. Qxh6 Qa5 { /\ ...d5 favors Black.}) 9. Bc4 (9. O-O-O $142 $16 {as in Camenares - Tomkovich : KST 6/22/2006}) ({or} 9. g4 $16) 9... Nc6 10. Bb3 {White has time for this retreat in the Sozin but here?... I don't know.} (10. O-O-O $142) 10... Bd7 11. Nxc6 {As pointed-out at move 8, this trade usually benefits Black.} (11. O-O-O $142) 11... bxc6 12. O-O-O Qa5 {[#]} 13. Bd4 $146 (13. Bh6 $142 {as played in Margenstern - Lebreton : Clichy 2002 & Benedek - R. Moldovan : Calimanesti 2013. (No. The latter & I are not related.)}) 13... c5 14. Be3 (14. Bxf6 $142 Bxf6 15. Nd5 Qxd2+ 16. Rxd2 Bg7 17. c3 $11) 14... Rec8 15. a3 $2 (15. e5 $142 c4 16. Bxc4 Rxc4 17. exf6 $8 Bxf6 18. Qd5 $8 Bxc3 19. Qxa8+ Kg7 20. Rd3 $8 Qxa2 21. Rxc3 $8 Rxc3 $8 22. Qxa7 Qxa7 23. Bxa7 $11) 15... Rab8 $2 (15... Qa6 $142 $19) 16. Ba2 $2 (16. e5 $142 dxe5 17. Nd5 Qxd2+ 18. Rxd2 Nxd5 19. Bxd5 $17) 16... Rb6 $2 (16... Qb6 $142 17. b3 Qa6 18. Kb2 Ne8 $19) 17. Bf4 $4 (17. e5 $142 $1 {[]} dxe5 18. Ne4 Qxd2+ 19. Rxd2 $44) 17... Rcb8 18. e5 $2 {[#] This allows a decisive attack.} (18. Nd5 $142 Qxd2+ 19. Kxd2 Nxd5 20. Bxd5 Rxb2 21. Rc1 {with just a losing ending.}) 18... Rxb2 $1 19. exf6 {What else?} Rxa2 $1 {Threatening # in 2.} 20. Nb1 {This allows a crowning Q sac but there was no defense.} Qxa3+ $1 21. Nxa3 $8 Ra1+ 22. Nb1 Rbxb1# {White is checkmated. Not a perfect game but still a crowd-pleaser.} ({The winner's scoresheet had the ambiguous 22.RxN mate. So, he may have played} 22... Raxb1# {, instead.}) 0-1 [Event "Kenilworth Summer Tournament"] [Site "Kenilworth, NJ"] [Date "2017.06.29"] [Round "5.1"] [White "Moldovan, John"] [Black "Tang, Albert"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D96"] [WhiteElo "1814"] [BlackElo "1819"] [Annotator "Moldovan,John"] [PlyCount "73"] [EventDate "2017.06.01"] [EventRounds "14"] [EventCountry "USA"] [Source "John Moldovan"] [SourceDate "2017.01.07"] [SourceVersion "1"] [SourceVersionDate "2012.01.07"] [SourceQuality "1"] {Board 1 G/55+5 (delay) D96 Gruenfeld Defense Russian System (by transposition - 5.Nc3 )} 1. Nf3 ({In our other games (2014, 2015) I opted for} 1. Nc3) ({&} 1. d4 {which respectively led to an offbeat French & a Rubenstein Nimzo-Indian. }) 1... d5 2. d4 Nf6 3. c4 c6 4. Qb3 {I've played this a lot in the last 5 years: 13 times!} ({So, perhaps a return to the main line} 4. Nc3 {is in order. }) 4... g6 {Instead of inserting 12 game-quotes here (we'll get to them another day), I'll just state that} ({previous opponents answered} 4... dxc4 { 6x}) (4... e6 {2x}) (4... Qc7 {2x}) (4... Qb6 {1x}) ({&} 4... Nbd7 {1x}) 5. Nc3 ({Premature is} 5. cxd5 Qxd5 $11 {Gausel - Renet : European Team Championship, Debrecen 1992}) 5... Bg7 $6 {[#]} (5... Qb6 $142 $11 {W. Schmidt - Sygulski : Polish Championshyp, Piotrkow Trybunalski 1983}) 6. Bg5 $2 (6. cxd5 $142 $1 cxd5 ({or} 6... Nxd5 7. e4 Nxc3 8. bxc3 {Rosetto - Kashdan : Hollywood, CA 1945 }) 7. Bg5 {(Dus Chotimirsky - Schlechter : Karlsbad 1911) which I noted nearly 11 years ago but did not commit to memory!}) 6... e6 $2 (6... dxc4 $142 { as played by Tomkovich in 2006.}) 7. e3 (7. e4 dxe4 8. Nxe4 $14 h6 $140 $2 9. Bxf6 Bxf6 10. Nxf6+ Qxf6 {B.H. Wood - Zita : Buenos Aires (ol) 1939} 11. g3 $16 {was a good alternative.}) 7... O-O 8. h4 (8. Be2 $142 $14 {B. Vladimirov - Seleznev : Perm 1960}) 8... Nbd7 $146 ({Previously seen here were:} 8... h6 9. Bf4 (9. Bxf6 Bxf6 10. h5 g5 11. O-O-O $11 {Jacq - Carral : Nancy 2013}) 9... Nbd7 10. Bd6 Re8 $11 {S. Hess - Nickel : Hanau 2011}) ({&} 8... Qb6 9. Nd2 Nbd7 10. cxd5 Qxb3 11. Nxb3 exd5 $11 {Rombaldoni - Luciani : Montebelluna 2007}) 9. h5 Re8 10. hxg6 hxg6 11. Bd3 $5 ({Better & simpler was} 11. O-O-O) 11... Qb6 { [#]} 12. Qxb6 (12. Qc2 $142 $1 {/\ Bxg6} e5 13. Bxf6 $1 ({I only considered} 13. Bxg6 $4 fxg6 $19 14. Qxg6 $2) 13... Bxf6 (13... e4 $4 14. Bxg7 exd3 15. Qd2 $1 Kxg7 16. e4 $3 dxe4 17. Qh6+ $18 Kf6 18. Qg5+ Kg7 19. O-O-O $3 exf3 20. Qh6+ Kf6 21. Qh4+ Kg7 22. Qh7+ $18) 14. Bxg6 $1 e4 (14... fxg6 $4 15. Qxg6+ $18 Kf8 (15... Bg7 $143 16. Ng5 {& White mates in 2.}) 16. Ng5 $1 $18 {->}) 15. Bh7+ Kg7 16. O-O-O Nf8 (16... exf3 $143 $2 17. gxf3 $16) 17. Bxe4 $1 dxe4 18. Nd2 $14) 12... Nxb6 $6 (12... axb6 $142 $11) 13. Ne5 Nfd7 14. Nxd7 (14. f4 dxc4 15. Nxc4 Nxc4 16. Bxc4 {is also +/=.}) 14... Nxd7 15. Kd2 (15. cxd5 $142 exd5 16. Kd2 $14) 15... dxc4 16. Bxc4 e5 17. d5 Nb6 $6 (17... e4 $142 18. d6 b5 19. Bb3 a5 $11) 18. Bb3 cxd5 {[#]} 19. Nxd5 $2 (19. e4 $142 $1 $14 dxe4 $140 $2 (19... d4 $143 20. Nb5) 20. Nxe4 $16) 19... Nxd5 20. Bxd5 Rb8 $2 (20... e4 $142 21. Bc4 Be6 $15) 21. e4 Be6 22. Bxe6 Rxe6 23. Rac1 f6 (23... Ra6 $142 24. a3 b5 $11 ) 24. Be3 Rd8+ 25. Ke2 a6 $2 {[#]} (25... Red6 $142 $14) 26. Rc7 b5 27. Rhc1 Red6 (27... Rde8 $142) 28. Rb7 R8d7 (28... Bf8 $142) 29. Rcc7 $2 (29. Rxd7 $142 Rxd7 30. Rc6) 29... Rxc7 30. Rxc7 f5 31. f3 fxe4 32. fxe4 Bf6 (32... Rf6 $142) 33. Bc5 Re6 34. Rd7 $2 (34. b3 $142 $16) 34... Rc6 35. b4 Bg5 36. Kd3 (36. Kf3 $142 Bc1 37. g3) 36... Bc1 37. Rd6 {White offers a draw. Black accepts. Game drawn by agreement. Time left - Moldovan 22:12, Tang 18:55 Estimated time used - Moldovan 35:53, Tang 39:10 Longest thinks: White - 8 minutes for 12. Qxb6 Black - 4 minutes for 37...1/2-1/2 & 3 minutes for 18....cxd5.} ({After} 37. Rd6 Rxd6+ 38. Bxd6 {there's little play left. For example:} Bb2 39. Ke2 Kf7 40. Kf3 Ke6 41. Bc5 Bc3 42. Kg4 Bd2 43. Kf3 a5 44. bxa5 Bxa5 $11) (37. Kc2 $142 Be3 38. Rd5 $14 Bxc5 $140 $4 39. bxc5 $8 $18) 1/2-1/2 [Event "Kenilworth Summer Tournament"] [Site "Kenilworth, NJ"] [Date "2017.06.29"] [Round "5.2"] [White "McCorkell, Jack"] [Black "Moldovan, John"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B10"] [WhiteElo "1545"] [BlackElo "1814"] [Annotator "Moldovan,John"] [PlyCount "67"] [EventDate "2017.06.01"] [EventRounds "14"] [EventCountry "USA"] [Source "John Moldovan"] [SourceDate "2017.01.07"] [SourceVersion "1"] [SourceVersionDate "2012.01.07"] [SourceQuality "1"] {Board 1 G/55+5 (delay) B10 Caro-Kann Defense Closed System (by transposition - 7...c6)} 1. e4 g6 {I've had 6 Blacks in this event & started this way every time. Am I going to the well too often?} 2. Nf3 Bg7 {Varying from last week's} (2... c6) 3. g3 d6 4. Bg2 Nd7 {Jack seemed surpised by this.} ({Perhaps he expected me to go into a Sicilian via} 4... c5 {&, after} 5. O-O Nc6 6. d3 { , transpose into our (skittles simul) game of 2/11/2016 with} e6 (6... e5 $1) 7. Re1 Nge7 {. See also my 2006 loss to Potts &amp 2014 ICCF win over Saxena.}) 5. O-O ({The ending resulting from} 5. d4 e5 6. dxe5 Nxe5 7. Nxe5 dxe5 8. Qxd8+ Kxd8 {(Zabystrzan - Macicek : Czechia 2007) brings White no advantage. For example:} 9. Nc3 c6 10. Bg5+ Kc7 11. O-O-O Bh6 $11) 5... Ngf6 6. d3 (6. Nc3 O-O (6... c5 7. d4 cxd4 8. Nxd4 O-O {is an unusual Dragon.}) 7. d4 e5 {makes a Pirc.}) 6... O-O 7. Nbd2 c6 (7... c5 {(A05 Reti)} 8. Re1 b6 $5 {Cucancic - Doric : Rijeka 2014} 9. e5 $140 $146 dxe5 10. Nxe5 Nxe5 11. Bxa8 $2 (11. Rxe5 $142 Rb8 $11) 11... Nd5 $1 $15 {, threat: 12...Bg4, was playable.}) ({Likewise} 7... b6 $5 8. e5 dxe5 9. Nd4 (9. Nxe5 $2 Nxe5 10. Bxa8 Bg4 11. f3 Bh3 $15) 9... exd4 10. Bxa8 Nc5 $44) 8. Re1 ({RR} 8. Rb1 Qc7 9. b3 a5 $146 10. a4 e5 11. Ba3 b5 12. axb5 cxb5 $11 { Williams - Moldovan : March G/90, Rahway 3/12/2014}) (8. a4 {(by transposition) } a5 9. Re1 Qc7 10. c3 e5 11. Qc2 b6 $146 12. Nf1 Ba6 13. b4 Rfe8 14. h3 d5 $11 {J. West - Moldovan : Thomas Elberling Memorial, Rahway 12/20/2014}) 8... Qc7 9. Nf1 b6 {[#]} ({For} 9... e5 {see my 2009 win over Sturniolo.}) (9... a5 10. c3 b5 {(Rubio - Valero : Malaga 2001), /\ ..a5 + ...b4, also looks good.}) 10. c3 $146 (10. Rb1 e5 11. b4 c5 12. c3 Bb7 13. Ne3 Rfe8 14. a3 $11 {was played in Gehlen - Weidinger : Hoeheinoed 2008.}) 10... e5 11. Ne3 a5 {This is okay but ...d5, here or on the next 2 turns, was more thematic.} 12. Rb1 Ba6 13. b3 Nc5 14. c4 {Now my ...Ba6 bites on granite.} Ne6 15. Bb2 Nd7 ({>= the mundane, symmetrical} 15... c5 { trading the d5 square for d4} 16. Nd5 Nxd5 17. exd5 Nd4) 16. Qe2 {[#]} (16. d4 $142 {with a K's Indian-type position.}) 16... f5 $4 {My pieces are poorly placed to support this.} (16... b5 $11 {was the right way to chip at White's center.}) 17. exf5 gxf5 18. Rec1 $4 (18. Bh3 $142 $18) 18... Rae8 $6 (18... f4 $142 19. Bh3 Rae8 20. Nf5 Bb7 $11) 19. Qd1 $2 (19. Nh4 $142 $14) 19... f4 20. Nc2 Bc8 21. Qe1 $2 (21. Nh4 $142 $15) (21. Qd2) ({or} 21. b4) 21... Ndc5 22. Rd1 {[#]} Nd4 $2 (22... Nxd3 $142 $1 23. Rxd3 e4 $17) 23. Ncxd4 exd4 24. Qd2 fxg3 (24... Bg4 $142 25. Nxd4 Bxd1 26. Rxd1 Ne6) 25. fxg3 Bg4 (25... Bf5 26. Bxd4 Nxd3 { was simpler.}) 26. Rf1 {[#]} Ne6 $2 (26... Bxf3 $142 $1 {Addressing the d4 problem.} 27. Bxf3 ({or} 27. Rxf3 Rxf3 28. Bxf3 Re3) 27... Re3 $11) 27. Ng5 $1 Nxg5 $2 (27... Nc5 $142 28. Rxf8+ Rxf8 29. Re1 Qd7 30. Ne4 Bf5 $14) 28. Qxg5 { With the double attack on g4 & d4, I have no time for ...c5 & must lose a P.} Be2 $2 (28... Rxf1+ $142 29. Bxf1 Qd7) 29. Rxf8+ Rxf8 $2 (29... Kxf8 $142 $16) 30. Bxd4 $2 (30. Re1 $142 $18) 30... Bxd3 31. Bxg7 $6 (31. Re1 $142) 31... Qxg7 $2 (31... Bxb1 $142 32. Bxf8+ Kxf8 $16) 32. Qxg7+ Kxg7 33. Rd1 $18 Be2 $2 ( 33... Bf5 $142 34. Bxc6 Rf6) 34. Rxd6 {& here Jack offered a draw-gift, which I duly accepted. Time left - McCorkell 21:44, Moldovan 31:35 Estimated time used - McCorkell 36:06, Moldovan 26:15 Longest thinks: White - 6 minutes for 21.Qe1? Black - 4 minutes for 26...Ne6?} ({After} 34. Rxd6 b5 35. Rd7+ Kg8 36. Bxc6 bxc4 37. Bd5+ Kh8 38. Re7 Bd3 39. bxc4 $18 {Black is 2 Ps down for no compensation.}) 1/2-1/2

#1233 KST - Round 5 Photos

 
Robert Vinson vs. Jun Tang.

Joe Scarola vs. Audrey Hu.

Pat Mazzillo vs. Mauricio Camejo.

Albert Tang (top left) watches Alex Hu vs. Mark Kernighan (green shirt) and Joseph Dovydaitis (white shirt) vs. Greg Tomkovich while Anthony Tang (top right) plays on chess.com.

#1232 Kenilworth Summer Tournament - Round 5 Results

5th round results, by board number:

1. Moldovan 1/2-1/2 Al. Tang
2. Mazzillo 0-1 Camejo
3. Al. Hu 1/2-1/2 Kernighan
4. Vinson 1-0 J. Tang
5. Ruales 1-0 McAuliffe
6. Dovydaitis 0-1 Tomkovich
7. Scarola 0-1 Au. Hu
8. Lowey 0-1 Camejo
9. McCorkell 1/2-1/2 Moldovan

Standings after round 5 of 14:

1. Moldovan 5.5
2. Camejo 4.5
= 3-4. Mazzillo, Vinson 4.0
= 5-6. Kernighan, McAuliffe 3.5
= 7-8. Au. Hu, Tomkovich 3.0
9. Al. Hu 2.0
= 10-11. Gottlieb, McCorkell 1.5
= 12-14. Pelican, Lowey, Levanda 1.0
= 15-18. Benitez, Al. Tang, Constantino, Ruales 0.5
= 19-24. Touhey, An. Tang, Renna, J. Tang, Dovydaitis, Scarola 0.0

Photos & 3 games will follow.

There are now 24 players but registration remains open. For event details, see post, #1219.

Friday, June 23, 2017

#1231 KST - Round 4 Annotations

My win vs. Audrey Hu:
[Event "Kenilworth Summer Tournament"] [Site "Kenilworth, NJ"] [Date "2017.06.22"] [Round "1"] [White "Hu, Audrey"] [Black "Moldovan, John"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "B10"] [WhiteElo "1223"] [BlackElo "1814"] [Annotator "Moldovan,John"] [PlyCount "124"] [EventDate "2017.06.01"] [EventRounds "14"] [EventCountry "USA"] [Source "The Chess Coroner #1231"] [SourceDate "2017.06.23"] [SourceVersion "1"] [SourceVersionDate "2017.06.23"] [SourceQuality "1"] {Board 1 G/55+5 (delay) B10 Caro-Kann Defense Hillbilly Attack} 1. e4 g6 { Back to this after notching a 519 point upset with the French on Saturday.} 2. Nf3 c6 3. Bc4 (3. d4 $142) 3... Nf6 $5 ({>= the straight-forward} 3... d5 4. exd5 cxd5) 4. Nc3 (4. e5 $142 d5 5. Be2 Nfd7 6. d4 Bg7 7. c3) 4... d5 5. Bd3 $146 (5. exd5 $142 cxd5 6. Bb3 Bg7 7. d4 O-O 8. O-O Nc6 9. Ne2 Bg4 {Rainford - Moldovan : Dr. Luzviminda Machan Open VII, Rahway 12/1/2012} 10. Qd3 $11) 5... Bg7 {[#]} 6. b3 $4 (6. O-O $142 Bg4 7. h3 Bxf3 8. Qxf3 e6 9. exd5 cxd5 10. Bb5+ Nc6 11. d4 $11) 6... dxe4 $19 7. Be2 {Instead of resigning & starting another game, White opts to play-out a hopeless, piece-down position for another 56 moves & 65 minutes.} ({Of course, if} 7. Nxe4 {then} Nxe4 8. Bxe4 Bxa1) 7... exf3 8. Bxf3 Na6 9. Bb2 Bf5 (9... Nc7 $142) 10. d3 O-O 11. Qd2 Qd7 (11... Nc5 $142) 12. O-O-O Ng4 $6 {/\ 13...Bh6, skewering the enemy Q.} ({However} 12... b5 $142) 13. Bxg4 Bxg4 14. f3 Be6 15. g4 Nc7 16. h4 Nd5 (16... a5 $142) 17. h5 (17. Ne4 $142 Bxb2+ 18. Kxb2) 17... Nxc3 18. Bxc3 Bxc3 19. Qxc3 f6 $2 (19... Bd5 $142) 20. hxg6 hxg6 21. Qe1 (21. Qd2 $142 Kf7 22. Rh7+ Ke8 23. Re1) 21... Kf7 22. Qe4 $2 (22. Rh7+ $142 Ke8 23. Qe4 Bf7 24. Re1 Qd6 25. Kb1) 22... Rh8 23. Rdg1 Qd5 24. c4 (24. Qe3 {, keeping the Qs on, was a better try. Maybe she was hoping to reach a R+B vs. R ending.}) 24... Qxe4 25. dxe4 Rxh1 26. Rxh1 Kg7 27. Rg1 b5 (27... Rh8 $142) 28. Rd1 $2 (28. cxb5 $142 cxb5 29. Kd2) 28... bxc4 29. bxc4 Bxc4 30. f4 Bxa2 31. g5 $2 (31. Rd7 $142 Kf7 32. Rc7) 31... fxg5 32. fxg5 Be6 33. Kb2 c5 34. Rc1 c4 (34... Rb8+ $142) 35. Kc3 a5 36. Kb2 a4 37. Ka3 Ra5 38. Rc3 Rxg5 (38... Rb5 $142 39. Kxa4 Rb3) 39. Kxa4 Kf6 40. Re3 Ke5 41. Kb4 Rg4 42. Kc3 Rxe4 43. Rf3 Bf5 44. Kd2 Rd4+ 45. Kc3 Rd3+ 46. Rxd3 cxd3 47. Kd2 Kf4 48. Ke1 Kf3 49. Kd1 Kf2 50. Kd2 e5 51. Kd1 e4 52. Kd2 e3+ 53. Kd1 g5 54. Kc1 Ke2 55. Kb2 d2 56. Kc3 d1=Q 57. Kb4 Qc2 58. Kb5 Kd3 59. Kb6 e2 60. Kb5 e1=Q 61. Ka6 Qeb1 62. Ka5 Qca2# {White is checkmated. Time left - Hu 16:08, Moldovan 25:55 Estimated time used - Hu 44:02, Moldovan 34:15 Longest thinks: White - 4 minutes for 7.Be2 & 24.c4 Black - 4 minutes for 16...Nd5} 0-1

#1230 KST - Round 4 Photos

Mauricio Camejo (maroon shirt) vs. Alex Hu.

Anthony Tang vs. Mark Kernighan.

Mark Levanda vs. Jun Tang.

Robert Vinson vs. Greg Tomkovich.

Mike Lowey vs. Vinson.

Geoff McAuliffe vs. Bob Pelican.

Pat Mazzillo (blue cap) playing Joseph Dovydaitis and Audrey Hu awaiting my reply to 5.Bd3.

Thanks to the Kenilworth Rotary for supplying pizza and beverages!

#1229 Kenilworth Summer Tournament - Round 4 Results

Albert Tang (1780), Anthony Tang (1562) & Jun Tang (1389) joined.

Continuing last week's trend there were 4 upsets. The biggest was Robert Vinson (1200) over Mike Lowey (1588).

4th round results, by board number:

1. Au. Hu 0-1 Moldovan
2. Dovydaitis 0-1 Mazzillo
3. An. Tang 0-1 Kernighan
4. Vinson 0-1 Tomkovich
5. Al. Hu 0-1 Camejo
6. McAuliffe 1-0 Pelican
7. Levanda 1-0 J. Tang
8. Camejo 1-0 Kernighan
9. Vinson 1-0 Lowey

Standings after round 4 of 14:

1. Moldovan 4.5
2. Mazzillo 4.0
= 3-4. Kernighan, Vinson 3.0
= 5-6. Camejo, McAuliffe 2.5
= 7-8. Au. Hu, Tomkovich 2.0
= 9-10. Al. Hu, Gottlieb 1.5
= 11-14. Pelican, Lowey, McCorkell, Levanda 1.0
= 15-17. Benitez, Constantino, Ruales 0.5
= 18-24. Al. Tang, Touhey, An. Tang, Renna, J. Tang, Dovydaitis, Scarola 0.0

Photos & my win will follow.

There are now 24 players but registration remains open. For event details, see post, #1219.