Thursday, October 16, 2008

#382 West Orange-Kenilworth Match

8:14 p.m. We are underway!

West Orange has Peter Radomskyj on board 1 followed by Ken Chieu, Jose Fernandez, Crawford Daniels, Bryan Cohen, Robert West, Guido Rodriguez, Joseph Fortunato, John Hagerty and Mark Elsman.

Playing for Kenilworth are Steve Stoyko, Mark Kernighan, Yaacov Norowitz, Michael Goeller, Ian Mangion, Ziggy Bliznikas, Geoff McAuliffe, Don Carrelli, Max Sherer & Joe Demetrick.

9:20 West Orange is the first to strike with Rodriguez defeating McAuliffe & the Center-Counter on board 7.

9:29 Kernighan & Demetrick have extra pawns for Kenilworth but Bliznikas has sacked a piece for what looks like insufficient compensation on board 6. Goeller, Norowitz & Carrelli are better in their games.

9:45 Stoyko's surprise Czech Benoni drew & Goeller won - another Scandinavian setback! The match is tied 1.5-1.5.

Goeller-Daniels : 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qa5 4.Bc4 Nf6 5.Nge2 c6 6.0–0 Bf5 7.d3 e6 8.Ng3 Bg6 9.f4 Bb4 10.f5 exf5 11.Qe2+ Kd8 12.Bf4 Nbd7 13.Qf3 h5 14.Bd2 h4 15.Nxf5 Bxf5 16.Qxf5 Qxf5 17.Rxf5 Ke8 18.d4 h3 19.Re1+ Kf8 20.g4 g6 21.Rf3 Bxc3 22.Bxc3 Rh7 23.Bb4+ Kg8 24.g5 Nd5 25.Bxd5 cxd5 26.Re7 Rd8 27.Bd6 Nf8 28.Be5 Rd7 29.Re8 a6 30.Bf6 Rh5 31.Rc3 1–0

10:07 Demetrick no longer a pawn up but he's in an ending & has a passed a-pawn. Norowitz also has a passer on the a-file but the opposite B's may be a problem in the R+B finale. Bliznikas is looking okay now but Carrelli has lost an Exchange & is down to 16 minutes - way behind on the clock. Kernighan still a chip ahead vs. Chieu. Mangion is equal & has asked what the score is. With Hagerty & Sherer drawing on board 9, it is now 2-2.

10:18 Norowitz wins with R,B & P vs. R&P to give Kenilworth a 3-2 lead.
10:22 Bliznikas falls & the match is knotted for a 3rd time.
10:23 Demetrick puts the home squad back on top, 4-3.
10:29 Carrelli capitulates and we're all-square, again but Kernighan converts to restore the lead at 5-4. Mangion is now a pawn ahead.

11:?? - The hosts clinch when Dr. Ian wins via time forfeit after sacking (?) his Rook for 2-3 additional chips.


More scores, a zipped PGN file & replays will follow tomorrow.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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