Friday, January 19, 2007

#58 Kenilworth Championship - Round 2

FM Steve Stoyko extended his open section lead to a full point last night, with a fine maneuvering win against this reporter :

John Moldovan (1774) - Steve Stoyko (2310)
E67 King's Indian Defense

1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.d4 0-0 5.g3 d6 6.Bg2 Nbd7 7.0-0 e5 8.Qc2 c6 9.Rd1 Qe7 10.b3 h6! 11.h3 (N) e4 12.Ne1 Re8 13.Be3 a6 14.Qd2 Kh7 15.Rac1 b5 16.cxb5 axb5 17.Nc2 d5 18.Re1 Nb6 19.a3 Bb7 20.Nb1 Nfd7 21.Nb4 Rec8 22.Qc2 f5 23.Red1 Bf8 24.Qd2 Qg7 25.Rc2 Nb8 26.Rdc1 g5 27.f4 Be7 28.Kh2 (= ...but it's all downhill for me from here.) Qg6 29.Bf1?! Na6 30.Nxa6 Rxa6 (=/+) 31.Ra2 Rg8 32.Qe1 Nd7 (-/+) 33.Qf2 Nf6 34.Bg2 Bd6 35.Rf1? Bc8 36.a4 Nh5 37.Rg1 Ra7 38.Nd2 b4 39.Bh1? Rag7 40.Raa1 Qf7 41.Rg2 Qc7 42.Rf1 Kh8! 43.Rgg1

43...Nxg3! 44.Rxg3 gxf4 45.Bxf4 Bxf4 46.Qxf4 Qxf4 47.Rxf4 Rxg3 48.Rh4 Kh7 0-1

NM Mark Kernighan moved into 2nd place with a win over new entry Tom Polese (1895).

In the U1800 group, Greg Tomkovich, Ed Selling, Joe Demetrick & Ted Mann won to remain tied for 1st.

The full set of 2nd round games & my annotations will follow in a couple of days. For now, you can :

- Play through or download Steve's, Joe's & Ted's victories...
- Check out the Open & U1800 cross-tables.

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