Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Week 3 Results

Carolina Cobras vs. Baltimore Kingfishers 1-3
IM Lev Milman (2502) - GM Sergey Erenburg (2592) 0-1
IM Jonathan Schroer (2441) - FM Tegshsuren Enkhbat (2399) .5-.5
FM Oleg Zaikov (2376) - FM Ralph Zimmer (2261) 0-1
Udayan Bapat (2179) - Aaron Kahn (2259) .5-.5

The Baltimore Kingfishers grabbed their first win of the season with a convincing 3-1 score. Erenburg was first to finish with the Black side of a Berlin Defense. Then, almost simultaneously, Kahn and Enkhbat drew their games, by agreement and repetition, respectively. The Kingfishers had secured at least a draw in the match and all attention turned to board 3, where Zimmer, playing black, was already up a pawn and had a significant time advantage. He secured his position and took advantage as his opponent blundered in the time pressure.

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