NM Mark Kernighan held on to his half-step lead by smashing me in 18 moves. Ari Minkov kept pace with a forfeit win and Sherer-Carrelli was agreed drawn with White in a winning position.
The bye problems are worsening. With Pat Mazzillo having to withdraw, there are now 2 uneven groups. Perhaps the only solution is to combine them & change the format to a 12-player RR.
As for the games, Ian Mangion made up for his erased win (over Pat) by defeating Joe Renna, Mike Wojcio beat Bert Shiffman, Ted Mann won against Jim Cole & Joe Demetrick received a forfeit victory from Dmitriy Yampolskiy.
Here are the crosstables for the Open, U1800-A & U1800-B sections.
You can play thru both open section games here or download them. The U1800s should follow in a few days.
- annotated Cole-Mann uploaded 2/8 @ 9:39 p.m.
- fritzed Shiffman-Wojcio added 2/11 @ 4:49 p.m.
- fritzed Mangion-Renna added 2/15 @ 2:55 p.m.