Monday, April 7, 2008


Round 2 was not played by your dear blogger, so I have little info except what is provided by the boards:


UTD continued with a demolishing pace winning 3.5-0.5 against a very resilient New York University. The results as follows:

Molner McKenzie [NYU] 0 - 1 Magesh Panchanathan [UTD]
Drasko Boskovic [UTD] 1/2 - 1/2 - Evan 'the Trompowsky Master' Rosenber [NYU]
Sean Finn [NYU]0 - 1 Marko Zivanic [UTD]
John Bartholomew [UTD] 1 -0 Jake Vogel [NYU]

Dropping only half a point, the team again managed to finish all their games before the other match had a single decisive board.


This was easily the closest match in the tournament, with Miami seeming to be completely losing in most boards to making a virtual draw against the Maryland powerhouse. Katja 'the Kiev Killer' Rohonyan crushed her opponent Javier Gonzalez with ease, but Charlos Galofre managed to lock down the position against Timur Gareev, Erenburg surprisingly lost an easily darwn endgame against Gonzalez and Sinclair was holding against UMBC's 3rd GM Pawel Blehm. At the end it was Timur that grinded out a win in a very drawn position to give UMBC the victory 2.5-1.5. At the end this happened:

Renier Gonzalez [MIAMI] 1 - 0 Sergey Erenburg [UMBC]
Timur Gareev [UMBC] 1 -0 Charles Galofre [MIAMI]
Devling Sinclair [MIAMI] 1/2 - 1/2 Pawel Blehm [UMBC]
Kateryna Rohonyan [UMBC] 1 - 0 Javier Gonzalez [MIAMI]

With this results UTD is leading by half a point and needs only half a point to clinch the title! The climatic match was played at 9:00 am, April 06th

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