On the road to his 2002 Masters title, Matthews won games 1 and 2 only to have Pitterson pull one back in game 3 before both players agreeing to a draw in game 4.
Playing black in the pivotal game 3, Pitterson made a thematic Sicilian Rxc3 exchange sac for the attack and initiative which paid off. With three seconds to make two moves, "The Magician" dropped a rook and promptly resigned (see games on right). Game 4 was declared a draw after an inevitable exchange of queens and rooks would have left the minor piece ending dead even.
A truly remarkable consistent performance by Shane Matthews who is considered by Jamaican Ambassadors to be Jamaica's best opportunity for an International Master (IM) title.