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Sunday, December 20, 2015

3 Tie for First at Thomas Elberling Memorial

The Thomas Elberling Memorial tournament ended in a three-way tie for first place between GM Michael Rohde, FM Praveen Balakrishnan, and FM Boris Privman.

Paul Joseph captured the under 2000 section.

Round Four: Sicilian Defense, Najdorf Variation

Jim West (USCF 2211) - Ronald Saylo (USCF 2067), Rahway NJ 12/19/2015

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bc4 e6 7.Bb3 Nbd7 8.f4 Nc5 9.f5 Bd7 10.Qf3 Be7 11.Be3 Qc7 12.O-O Nxb3 13.axb3 O-O

14.g4 h6 15.h4 e5 16.Nde2 Bc6 17.g5 hxg5 18.hxg5 Nh7 19.Qh5, Black resigns.

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