NM Mark Kernighan (4.0) defeated Ziggy Bliznikas last night to move into a 1st place tie with idle FM Steve Stoyko. I missed a chance to take temporary possession of 3rd place when I blew an easily won position (see below), plus a clock lead against Tom Polese & eventually succumbed by time-forfeit :
Moldovan - Polese
For the first time in the event, there's a sole leader atop the U1800 group, Ed Selling (5.0). Greg Tomkovich & Ted Mann joined Joe Demetrick for 2nd place (at 4.0). Mike Wojcio (3.0) moved into the top 5.
Bill Sokolosky (2.5) now heads the U1500 trophy hunt. Bert Shiffman (2.0) also won.
Annotations when (or if) I recover. For now, here are...
The Open Section crosstable
U1800 crosstable - version I (in standings order)
U1800 crosstable - version II (with color allocations)
Round by Round results
Java replay page & zipped PGN file with all 5th round games except Wojcio-Mazzillo