West Orange fielded a weaker than usual lineup and felt the squeeze from the Karpovs, with wins from myself and Steve Stoyko, and a gamesman-like draw from John M. Particularly noteable was my off-the-cuff invention of a gambit in the Sicilian Dragon with 7. e5!!! I seemingly dropped a pawn for no compensation, so you can imagine my opponent's surprise when in turn he lost the exchange some 40 moves later. A sting a the end of the tail, typical of a deep sacrifice. We're now 2-0 and one step closer to hoisting the non-existent league trophy.