Tuesday, October 02, 2007

#201 West Orange & Kenilworth tie 3-3

The September 27th match between the West Orange CC & Kenilworth CC ended in a 3-3 tie.

Bill Sokolosky's upset win (over 1503-rated Joseph Fortunato) staked Kenilworth to a 1-0 lead. Visiting West Orange went up 2-1 on victories by Charles Hart & Bryan Cohen (vs. Ari Minkov & Greg Tomkovich) & was on the verge of clinching.

However, John Hagerty couldn't convert a winning advantage (against Max Sherer), Paul Corcoran blundered in a slightly worse position (to Mike Wojcio, see diagram) & the score was all-square again, 2.5-2.5.

after 34.e6

Black to play

In the final game, the home side's Mark Kernighan had 2 extra pawns against fellow NM Peter Radomskyj but missed a win in time-pressure.

In the 6 matches between the two clubs from 2005-2007, Kenilworth holds a +3-2=1 edge.

Annotations will follow at some point. For now here the replay & PGN of Sokolosky & Wojcio wins.

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