The Kenilworth Kortchnois (3-0) sit atop the Garden State Chess League standings after winning in Hamilton on May 6th, 3-1. Kenilworth's other team, the Karpovs, however, could not keep pace & fell at West Orange 2.5-1.5.
In the other 3rd round action, Staten Island won against Maplewood 3.5-0.5 & Summit beat Sparta 3-1.
Once again, my Maplewood team (0-3) could not make the most of its chances. I misplayed a clear plus vs. Jackson Hueckel & lost while Gordon Agress turned an upset win over Ed McCormack into tragic defeat.
You can replay the S.I. games here or here & download the PGN for later viewing.
Further update 5/18 @ 11:57 p.m. - Summit's win makes next month's match vs. the Kortchnois a battle for first-place!