Thursday, May 12, 2011

1 More From Round 8

Kevin Chen has annotated his upset win over Lev Zilbermints for the 8th round replay page and zip.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Correction

The Vyshnyakov-Radomskyj score posted earlier today was incorrect. The game was agreed drawn after 22.Kh1. Please re-download.

Team Scoring Leaders

Scoring leaders for each team, through 8 rounds

Chess Mates: Roger Pedersen 4.5 (+3-1-3)
DOCA Knights: Aleksey Vishnyakov, Doug Pecota 3.0
Hamilton: Ed Sytnik 5.5 (+5-1=1)
Kenilworth Karpovs: Max Sherer 6.0 (+5-1=2)
Kenilworth Kortchnois: Richard Lewis 4.5 (+4-1=1)
Sparta: Russ Avarella 2.5 (+2-2=1)
Staten Island: Ed Selling, Lionel Fisher 3.0 (both +2-1=2)
Summit: Glen Hart 3.5 (+3-1=1), John Moldovan 3.5
West Orange: Victor Rosas 2.5 (+2-0=1)

Individual Leaders

Individual Scoring Leaders, through 8 rounds:

1. Max Sherer, Karpovs 6.0 (+5-1=2)
2. Ed Sytnik, Hamilton 5.5 (+5-1=1)
3. Dragan Milovanovic, Hamilton 5.0 (+4-1=2) 
3. Charles Miller, Hamilton 5.0 (+4-1=2) 
3. Steve Stoyko, Karpovs 5.0 (+4-2=2)

Board Leaders

Board Scoring Leaders, through 8 rounds:

1st board:
1. Dragan Milovanovic, Hamilton 5.0 (+4-1=2)
1. Steve Stoyko, Karpovs 5.0 (+4-2=2)
3. Ken Chieu, Kortchnois 2.5 (+2-2=1)

2nd board:
1. Charles Miller, Hamilton 5.0 (+3-1=2)
2. Richard Lewis, Kortchnois 4.5 (+3-0=1)
2. Ian Mangion, Karpovs 4.5 (+3-0=3)

3rd board:
1. Max Sherer, Karpovs 6.0 (+5-1=2)
2. Phil Hepler, Hamilton 4.0 (+2-1=4)
3. Glen Hart, Summit 3.5 (+3-0=1)

4th board:
1. Ed Sytnik, Hamilton 5.5 (+5-1=1)
2. Joe Demetrick, Karpovs 4.0 (+4-2=0)
3. Lou Sturniolo 3.0 (+3-1=0)
3. Doug Pecota, DOCA Knights 3.0 (+2-3=2)

Sherer and Sytnik have clinched board trophies.

8th Round Notes

A java-replay page and updated PGN file with annotations to my draw and a contribution by Aleksey Vishnyakov has been uploaded

PGN link fixed 5/7 @ 10:10 p.m.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Hamilton Draws, Clinches GSCL Title

Hamilton clinched their second straight Garden State title with a 2-2 draw against the Kenilworth Karpovs last night.

The champs received victories from Phil Hepler and Charles Miller while the runner-up Karpovs, who finished at +4-1=3, got wins from Steve Stoyko and Joe Demetrick.

Interestingly, the league's top 3 scorers (Sherer, Sytnik & Milovanovic) lost and a sub for the #4 scorer also fell!

In Thursday's other match, the Kenilworth Kortchnois, making a late bid to finish among the top 4 teams, defeated Staten Island 3.5-0.5, with Richard Lewis, Geoff McAuliffe and Ken Chieu taking full points.

The season wraps-up next month.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Scoring Pages Updated

The Individual and Board Scoring pages have been updated with last night's results and those that were previously missing.

Last Night's Matches

DOCA Knights 3.5 West Orange 0.5

Praveen Balakrishnan, Kevin Chen and Doug Pecota had wins to vault the Knights past West Orange and into 4th place. Aleksey Vishnyakov chipped-in with a draw against NM Peter Radomskyj.

Board 1
Vishnyakov 1945 - Radomskyj 2260
C06 French Defense
1/2-1/2



Board 3
Balakrishnan 1947 - Mike Rodriguez 1627
B01 Scandinavian Defense
1-0



Summit 3 Sparta 1

Glen Hart won on board 3 to lead Summit to its 2nd victory of the season. Sparta, playing a man short, put-up stiff resistance, with Tom Murray and Marty Sobin notching half-points against higher-rated foes on boards 1 and 2.

Board 2
Marty Sobin 1505 - John Moldovan 1810
A02 Bird's Opening
1/2-1/2


PGN of the 2 3 games above. A java-replay page for round 8 will follow after Thursday's action.

Round 7 Video

Before getting to last night's matches, let's wrap-up round 7 with some video of Staten Island vs. the Karpovs:

video