Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Slop at the Top!
The draw allowed Myers to maintain a half point lead after three rounds.
Meanwhile, on board 2, Sulia Mason, playing White, takes down Michael Uwakwe. It was reported by White that due to extreme passive play by Black, showing no interest in conflict, White went on to aggressively dominate the entire board, and that not once in the entire game did a single Black piece get beyond the 5th rank, and every Black piece remained on his own half of the board. White after the game said his attitude was "You don't want to come after me? I'll do it for you in making your position passive!" In the end, the White pieces swarmed in at the Black King and it was too much for Black to handle.
On board 3, peace was declared between Pradhy Kothapalli and Aditya Shivapooja.
In the lower section, Daniel Boisvert maintains perfection after three rounds by defeating Adrian Moritz. Other winners include Hassan Hashemloo, David Blackwelder, and James Scott.