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FM Warren Elliott took over the reigns as Jamaica's #1 player this year and would like to cement his status by reclaiming the National Crown. The two-time Jamaican champion appears to be in form as he commands the 5-0 lead having won all of his games.  NM Russel Porter, who's sole loss was to Elliott, is 2nd at 4. Both defending champion Shane Matthews and NM Duane Rowe are close with 4 points. All players will receive two byes.

Matthews is attempting to catch Elliott after suffering a first round defeat at the hands of his new rival. Someone will have to hold Elliott in order for there to be a chance at another exciting ending such as the one occurring last year. If this should be the case, then it would come down to
Porter-Matthews and Wheeler-Elliott with Rowe-Holness as another deciding encounter. Stay tuned!

2004 Jamaican National Championship
Norman Manley Law School, UWI Campus, Kingston
28 February - 28 March 2004 (11 Rounds)

Posted by The Chess Drum: 21 March 2004