Players in the Five-Minute Tourney
FM Steve Stoyko vs. NM Mark Kernighan
Last night's blitz tournament attracted a dozen players for a Game-5 round robin. FM Steve Stoyko had a perfect score until he met NM Mark Kernighan in the last game, when Mark (who had lost only one game in the event) managed to checkmate our club champion despite being down a piece. The opening of their game (depicted above) was basically a repeat of their playoff for the Club Champion title. The two shared first and second, with perennial blitz champ Mauricio Camejo finishing a close third.