Monday, February 09, 2009

#449 Checkmate Championship - Round 4

Defending champion Mark Kernighan clinched a tie for 1st place by beating Bob Sherry... Ari Minkov took sole possession of 2nd by handing me my 3rd straight defeat... Don Carrelli moved into 3rd place with a quick, model Bird's Opening win vs. Leon Wu... Ted Mann & Bert Shiffman also won.

Here are the standings, with 1 round to go :

1. Kernighan 4.0
2. Minkov 3.0
3. Carrelli 2.5
= 4-6. Sherry, Moldovan, Mann 2.0
= 7-8. Wu, Shiffman 1.5
= 9-10. Renna, Azzarello 1.0

... the latest games, with light annotations, in java-replay & PGN

... & Swiss Perfect's suggested pairings for the final round on February 22nd :

Mann - Kernighan
Minkov - Carrelli
Wu - Moldovan
Sherry - Azzarello
Shiffman - Renna

There will be no games next week. At least 8 of the participants will be playing at the USATE in Parsippany.

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