Wednesday, February 21, 2007

USATE Wrap-up

White to play and win a pawn.

The New Jersey State Chess Federation website has the team results on their home page (just scroll down).

  • First Place - Beavis and Butt-Vinnick (we lost to them on Board #1 in Round 5)
  • Second Place - Whopper, Big Mac, Small Fry and a Lawyer (a BCC team)
  • Third Place - Bonnets Fellows
  • Fourth Place - Dean Ippolito LLC
  • Fifth Place - Predecessors 2: Electric Booga

    Beavis and Butt-Vinnik were the clear winners defeating Feds Up (2.5-1.5) led by GM John Fedorowicz in the final round. Team members were: James Critelli (2311), Evan Turtel (2206), Evan Rabin (2076), Nick Ponico (2022), and alternate Alan Kantor (2000).

    Even if my team did not finish as well as I had hoped, at least I played up to my expectations. The reason to have an Expert on Board 4, after all, is to register early wins, which can basically secure the whole match since everyone else is given draw odds. I've posted my Two Quick Kills on Board Four (Rounds 1 and 3). If only I had won in Round 5... Next year, I guess.

    1 comment:

    Tom Chivers said...

    Those two games were total slaughter!