MAURICE ASHLEY
322 Park Place
Brooklyn, NY 11238
 
June 3, 1992
 


Dear Brother in Chess:
 
The first thing that must be said is that the editor of these bulletins apologizes for the tardiness of this issue. Partially, this has been caused by the work required for the NY Open mate­rial that is enclosed. Partially, it is because he has other personal matters to handle which have taken his time.
 
The New York Open material is offered for your enjoyment, for your study and as an incentive for you to join us in the Second African‑American Unity Chess Tournament Series, which will be held. Count on it! If it doesn't begin this month, it will take place this summer. The brief article on the New York Open does not give information on our own players in the tournament, except for mention of my IM norm, so the following table will let you know how our brothers did in the international section:

Emory Tate (2441) scored 4.5/9, drawing with GM Lev Alburt;
Norman Rogers (2386) scored 4.5/9, beating IM Jay Bonin;
Alfred Carlin (2330) scored 4.5/9, drawing with Bonin and IM Francisco Ochoa (ESP, with a FIDE rating of 2410);
Ernest P. Colding (2277) scored 3/7; and
Mark Meeres (2249) scored 6/9 (including a half‑point bye), beating IM Leslie Leow.
 
Jerome Bibuld has permission to include with this bulletin a mailing of his own, concerning the historical work he is doing.
 
In terms of score, Mark Meeres rolled to a $150 victory in the 4th African‑American Unity Chess Tournament, which ended the First African‑American Unity Chess Tournament Series. Meeres scored 3.5‑.5 by winning his first three games, then drawing with Wilbert Paige, whose 3‑1 record tied with Ernest P. Colding, to split the $1.50 2nd and 3rd prize moneys. The next four players got their $20 entry fees back, while the last four in the ten-­player field split the remaining $40 of the guaranteed prize fund.
 
 
Following is the bulletin of the 4th African‑American Chess Tour­nament. One game is missing because the editor found it imposs­ible to reconstruct.
 
Thematic Position: 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e6 6.g4 h6 7.h4 Nc6 8.Rgl h5
 
Ashley, M. (2466)‑Wilson, E. (2187): 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e6 6.g4 h6 7.h4 Nc6 8.Rgl h5 9.gxh5 Nxh5 10.Bg5 Nf6 11.Rg3 a6 12.Be2 Bd7 13.Qd2 b5 14.0‑0‑0 b4 15.Nxc6 Bxc6 16.Nd5 Nxe4 17.Qe3 Nxg5 18.Nxb4 Bb7 19.hxg5 d5 20.Nd3 Bd6 21.f4 g6 22.Ne5 Rc8 23.Bd3 Bxe5 24.Qxe5 Rg8 25.f5 Qc7 26.Qxc7 Rxc7 27.fxe6 fxe6 28.Re1 Re7 29.Rge3 Kd7 30.c4 Kd6 31.cxd5 Bxd5 32.a3 a5 33.Re5 Rc8+ 34.Kd2 Rb8 35.Kc1 Reb7 36.R1e2 Rxb2 37.Rxe6+ Bxe6 38.Rxb2 Rxb2 39.Kxb2 Bf7 40.Kc3 Ke5 41.Bc4 Bxc4 42.Kxc4 Kf5 43.Kb5 Kxg5 44.Kxa5 Kf4 45.Kb5 g5 46.a4 g4 47.a5 g3 48.a6 g2 49.a7 g1=Q 50.a8=Q -
 
Johnson, W. (2064)‑Simpson, R. (2390): 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e6 6.g4 h6 7.h4 Nc6 8.Rgl h5 9.gxh5 Nxh5 10.Bg5 Nf6 11.Nxc6 bxc6 12.Rg3 Qb6 13.Be2 d5 14.exd5 exd5 15.h5 Bb4 16.Bd2 g6 17.h6 Bf5 18.Be3 c5 19.a3 Bxc3+ 20.bxc3 Rd8 21.Bg5 Ne4 22.Bxd8 Qxd8 23.Bb5+ Kf8 24.Re3 Rxh6 25.Bf1 Rh2 26.Rxe4 Bxe4 27.Qg4 Qf6 28.Qg3 Rxf2 29.Be2 Rg2 30.Qe3 Kg7 31.Rb1 Qe5 32.Qxc5 Bxc2 33.Rb2 Qxe2+ 0‑1
 
Paige, W. (2299)‑Diamond, D. A. (2038): 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e6 6.g4 h6 7.h4 Nc6 8.Rgl h5 9.gxh5 a6 10.Bg5 Qb6 11.Nb3 Nxh5 12.Be2 Nf6 13.h5 Nd7 14.Qd2 Nc5 15.Rg2 Bd7 16.0‑0‑0 Nxb3+ 17.cxb3 Rc8 18.Kb1 Qa5 19.f4 Nb4 20.a3 Nc6 21.b4 Nxb4 22.axb4 Qxb4 23.Qe3 Rc6 24.Nd5 Qa5 25.h6 Rxh6 26.Bxh6 gxh6 27.Rg8 Rc8 28.f5 exd5 29.exd5+ Be6 30.fxe6 1‑0
 
Harris, T. (1979)‑Colding E. P. (2277): 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 d6 6.g4 h6 7.h4 Nc6 8.Rg1 h5 9.g5 Ng4 10.Be2 g6 11.Ncb5 a6 12.Nxc6 bxc6 13.Nd4 c5 14.Nb3 Ne5 15.f4 Nc6 16.c3 Qb6 17.Be3 Bb7 18.Rf1 0‑0‑0 19.Qc2 Kb8 20.a4 d5 21.a5 Qa7 22.Ra4 d4 23.Bg1 Ka8 24.Nd2 Bd6 25.e5 Bc7 26.Nc4 Rd7 27.Kf2 Rhd8 28.Rd1 Ne7 29.Kg3 Bc6 30.Nb6+ Bxb6 31.axb6 Bxa4 32.Qxa4 Qxb6 33.Bf3+ Kb8 34.Ra1 Nf5+ 35.Kh3 Qb5 36.Qxa6 Qxa6 37.Rxa6 Ra7 38.Rb6+ Kc8 39.b4 dxc3 40.Be4 c2 41.Bxc5 Ra3+ 42.Kh2 Rd2+ 43.Bg2 Rxg2+ 44.Kxg2 c1=Q 45.Rc6+ Kd7 46.b5 Qd2+ 0‑1
 
Meeres, M. (2249)‑Jackson, N. (1960): 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 d6 6.g4 h6 7.h4 Nc6 8.Rg1 h5 9.g5 Ng4 10.Nxc6 bxc6 11.Be2 e5 12.Qd3 Qb6 13.Rg2 a5 14.f3 Ba6 15.Qd2 Nh2 16.Qe3 Qxe3 17.Bxe3 Bxe2 18.Kxe2 Nxf3 19.Kxf3 Be7 20.Rd1 a4 21.b3 axb3 22.cxb3 Kd7 23.Na4 Ke6 24.Rc2 Ra6 25.Rdc1 c5 26.Nc3 Rha8 27.a4 Rb8 28.Nb5 Rb7 29.Rd1 f6 30.Rg1 f5 31.Rd1 Rd7 32.Nc3 f4 33.Bc1 Rb7 34.Nb5 Rc6 35.Rc4 Ra6 36.Rd3 Ra8 37.Bb2 Ra6 38.Rd5 Rc6 39.Bc1 Rcb6 40.Bd2 Ra6 41.Rc2 Rab6 42.Ba5 Rxb5 43.axb5 Rxb5 44.b4 Bf8 45.Ke2 Rb7 46.bxc5 dxc5 47.Rcd2 Rb3 48.R2d3 Rb2+ 49.Kd1 Rh2 50.Bc3 Rxh4 51.Rxe5+ Kf7 52.Rd7+ Kg8 53.Rd8 Rh3 54.Rf5 Kh7 55.Kc2 Rh2+ 56.Bd2 Be7 57.Rd7 h4 58.Rxe7 h3 59.Rff7 Kg6 60.Rxg7+ Kh5 61.Ref7 Kg4 62.Rxf4+ Kg3 63.Rf1 Re2 64.Kd3 Rg2 65.Rh7 c4+ 66.Ke3 Kg4 67.g6 Rg3+ 68.Ke2 c3 69.Rf4+ Kg5 70.Rf3+ 1‑0
 
Simpson, R. (2390)‑Meeres, M. (2249): 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 d6 6.g4 h6 7.h4 Nc6 8.Rg1 h5 9.gxh5 Nxh5 10.Bg5 Be7 11.Be2 g6 12.Ndb5 a6 13.Bxe7 Kxe7 14.Nd4 Qb6 15.Nb3 Nf4 16.Qd2 Rxh4 17.0‑0‑0 Ne5 18.Kb1 Bd7 19.Bg4 g5 20.Be2 f6 21.Nd4 Qc5 22.Nb3 Qc7 23.Rg3 Rh2 24.Bf1 b5 25.Ne2 Rxf2 26.Qe3 Rc8 27.c3 Nxe2 28.Bxe2 Rf4 29.Rh3 Rf8 30.Rh7+ Rf7 31.Rh8 Bc6 32.Bh5 Bxe4+ 33.Kc1 Bg6 34.Be2 Be4 35.Bh5 Bg6 36.Bxg6 Nxg6 37.Ra8 Qc6 38.Nd4 Qxa8 39.Qxe6+ Kf8 40.Qxd6+ Kg8 41.Ne6 Rh4 42.Nxg5 Rh1 43.Nxf7 White's flag fell. 0‑1
 
Colding, E. P. (2277)‑Ashley, M. A. (2466): 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 d6 6.g4 h6 7.h4 Nc6 8.Rg1 h5 9.gxh5 Nxh5 10.Bg5 Nf6 11.Be2 a6 12.h5 Bd7 13.Qd2 b5 14.a3 Rc8 15.0‑0‑0 b4 16.axb4 Nxb4 17.Qe1 Qa5 18.Nb3 Na2+ 19.Nxa2 Qxa2 20.Rd3 Nxe4 21.Bf3 Nc5 22.Nxc5 Qa1+ 23.Kd2 Qa5+ 24.Kc1 Qxe1+ 25.Rxe1 Rxc5 26.Bf4 d5 27.Be3 Ra5 28.Kb1 Be7 29.Bd4 Kf8 30.Bg4 Bf6 31.Be3 Rb5 32.Bc1 Ke7 33.f4 Rc8 34.Bf3 Rcb8 35.b3 Bc6 36.Ba3+ Kd7 37.Ka2 Ra5 38.c3 Rab5 39.Bd1 Kc8 Black's flag fell. 1‑0
 
Wilson; E. (2187)‑Paige, W. (2299): 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 d6 6.g4 h6 7.h4 Nc6 8.Rg1 h5 9.gxh5 Nxh5 10.Bg5 Nf6 11.Be2 a6 12.h5 Bd7 13.Qd2 b5 14.Nxc6 Bxc6 15.Qe3 b4 16.Nd5 Bxd5 17.exd5 Nxd5 18.Qb3 Nf6 19.Qxb4 d5 20.Qb3 Qd7 21.0‑0‑0 Ne4 22.Be3 Nc5 23.Bxc5 Bxc5 24.Rxg7 Bd6 25.Rdg1 Ke7 26.Qf3 Raf8 27.Kb1 Be5 28.Qa3+ Qd6 29.Qxd6+ Kxd6 30.R7g2 Rb8 31.b3 a5 32.a4 Rb4 -
 
Jackson, N. (1960)‑Johnson, W. (2064): 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 d6 6.g4 h6 7.h4 Nc6 8.Rg1 h5 9.g5 Ng4 10.Nxc6 bxc6 11.Be2 Qb6 12.Bxg4 hxg4 13.Qxg4 g6 14.Qg3 d5 15.exd5 cxd5 16.Nxd5 exd5 17.Kd1 Bd6 18.Re1+ Be6 19.Qg4 Kd7 20.Qa4+ Qc6 21.Qd4 Qc4 22.Qxc4 dxc4 23.Re4 Bd5 24.Rd4 Kc6 25.Ke2 Rae8+ 26.Be3 Re4 27.Rad1 Rxd4 28.Bxd4 Rxh4 29.Bxa7 Bc5 30.Bxc5 Kxc5 31.b3 Rg4 32.b4+ Kc6 33.b5+ Kc5 34.b6 c3 35.a3 Bc4+ 36.Ke3 Kxb6 37.f4 Rg2 38.Rc1 Kc5 39.Ke4 Re2+ 40.Kf3 Rd2 41.Ke4 Be6 42.Ke5 Kb5 43.Ra1 Rxc2 44.a4+ Ka5 45.Kd4 Ra2 46.Rc1 c2 47.Kc3 Bf5 48.Kb3 Be6+ 49.Kc3 Kxa4 50.Rxc2 Rxc2+ 51.Kxc2 Kb4 52.Kd3 Kc5 53.Ke4 Kd6 54.Kd4 Bf5 55.Kc4 Ke6 56.Kd4 Bb1 57.Ke3 Kf5 58.Kf3 Be4+ 59.Kg3 Bd5 0‑1
 
Diamond, D. J. (2038)‑Harris, T. (1979): 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 d6 6.g4 h6 7.h4 Nc6 8.Rg1 h5 9.g5 Ng4 10.Be2 e5 11.Nf5 g6 12.Bxg4 hxg4 13.Ne3 Rxh4 14.Ncd5 Be7 15.Nxe7 Nxe7 16.c4 Be6 17.Bd2 Nc6 18.Qa4 Kf8 19.0‑0‑0 Nd4 20.Rh1 Rh3 21.Nd5 Rc8 22.Kb1 Bxd5 23.exd5 Qc7 24.b3 Kg7 25.Be3 b5 26.Qa6 bxc4 27.Bxd4 exd4 28.Rxh3 gxh3 29.Rc1 h2 30.bxc4 Qc5 31.Qa4 d3 32.Qb3 Qd4 33.Rh1 d2 34.Qf3 Rb8+ 35.Kc2 Rb2+ 36.Kd1 Rb1+ 37.Ke2 d1=Q+ 0‑1
 
Paige, W. (2299)‑Simpson, R. (2390): 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 d6 6. g4 h6 7.h4 Nc6 8.Rg1 h5 9.gxh5 Nxh5 10.Bg5 Be7 11.Be2 g6 12.Qd2 Nxd4 13.Qxd4 e5 14.Qd2 Be6 15.Bxh5 Rxh5 16.0‑0‑0 a6 17.Bxe7 Kxe7 18.f4 Rc8 19.Rg5 Rxh4 20.fxe5 dxe5 21.Nd5+ Kf8 22.Rxe5 Qd6 23.Rg5 Rxe4 24.Rxg6 fxg6 25.Qh6+ Kf7 26.Qh7+ Kf8 27.Qh8+ Kf7 28.Qf6+ Ke8 29.Qxg6+ Kd8 30.Qxe4 Qh2 31.Nf4+ Ke7 32.Qxe6+ Kf8 33.Qxc8+ Kg7 34.Qg4+ Kf6 35.Rd6+ Ke5 36.Re6+ Kd4 37.Qd1+ Kc4 38.Qd6 Kb5 39.Re5+ Ka4 40.Qa3+ 1‑0
 
Johnson, W. (2064)‑Wilson, E. (2187): 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 d6 6.g4 h6 7.h4 Nc6 8.Rg1 h5 9.g5 Ng4 10.Be2 d5 11.Bxg4 hxg4 12.Nxc6 bxc6 13.Qxg4 g6 14.b3 Bg7 15.Bb2 Qa5 16.e5­ Bxe5 17.b4 Qc7 18.0‑0‑0 a5 19.a3 Rb8 20.Na2 axb4 21.axb4 Ba6 22.Bxe5 Qxe5 23.Qd4 Qxd4 24.Rxd4 Bc4 25.Kb2 c5 26.Rdg4 cxb4 27.Nc1 Rc8 28.Nd3 Bxd3 29.cxd3 Rb8 30.Rc1 Kd7 31.Ra1 Rb7 32.Kb3 Kd6 33.d4 Rc8 34.Rg3 Rc6 35.Ra4 Rc1 36.Ra6+ Ke7 37.Rf3 Rd1 38.Rf4 Rd3+ 39.Kb2 b3 40.Rc6 White's flag fell. 0‑1
 
Harris, T. (1979)‑Ashley, M. A. (2466): 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 d6 6.g4 h6 7.h4 Nc6 8.Rg1 h5 9.g5 Ng4 10.f3 Nge5 11.Nxc6 Nxc6 12.Be3 a6 13.Qd2 b5 14.a3 Bd7 15.Rd1 Be7 16.f4 g6 17.Ne2 Rc8 18.Nd4 e5 19.Nxc6 Bxc6 20.Bd3 exf4 21.Bxf4 0‑0 22.Qf2 Qa5+ 23.Bd2 Qc7 24.Bc3 Kh7 25.Qd4 Rg8 26.Rf1 Rcf8 27.Rd2 Bd7 28.Rdf2 Be6 29.Qe3 d5 30.Bd4 dxe4 31.Bxe4 Bd6 32.Rf5 Bxf5 33.Rxf5 Re8 34.Qf3 Rxe4+ 35.Qxe4 gxf5 36.Qxf5+ Rg6 37.Qf3 Kg8 38.Bf6 Qxc2 39.Qa8+ Bf8 40.Qf3 Bg7 41.Qa8+ Kh7 42.Qe8 Bxf6 43.Qxf7+ Bg7 44.b3 Qe4+ 45.Kf1 Qe6 46.Qf3 Qg4 47.Qb7 Rd6 43.Qc7 Qf4+ 0‑1
 
Jackscn, N. (1960)‑Diamond, D. J. (2038): 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 d6 6.g4 h6 7.h4 Nc6 8.Rg1 h5 9.Bg5 Qb6 10.Bxf6 gxf6 11.Nxc6 bxc6 12.Rb1 hxg4 13.Qxg4 e5 14.Qg3 Be6 15.Bd3 Bh6 16.Qf3 Ke7 17.b4 Rhg8 18.Rg2 Bf4 19.b5 Qa5 20.Bf1 Rxg2 21.Bxg2 Rg8 22.Bf1 Rg1 23.bxc6 Bc4 24.Rb7+ Kd8 25.Rb8+ Kc7 26.Rc8+ Kxc8 27.Qh3+ Kb8 28.c7+ Kxc7 0‑1
 
Meeres, M. (2249)‑Paige, W. (2299): 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 d6 6.g4 h6 7.h4 Nc6 8.Rg1 h5 9.g5 Ng4 10.Nxc6 bxc6 11.Be2 g6 12.Bxg4 hxg4 13.Qxg4 e5 14.Qg3 Qb6 15.Rh1 Rh5 16.Qe3 Qb7 17.Ne2 Be7 18.Ng3 Rh7 19.b3 a5 20.Bd2 a4 21.Bc3 axb3 22.axb3 Rxa1+ 23.Bxa1 Bg4 24.Bc3 Bd8 25.f3 Be6 26.Qd3 -
 
Colding, E. P. (2277)‑Wilson, E. (2187): 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 S.Nc3 d6 6.g4 h6 7.h4 Nc6 8.Rg1 h5 9.gxh5 Nxh5 10.Bg5 Nf6 11.Be2 a6 12.Qd2 Bd7 13.0‑0‑0 b5 14.a3 Qb8 15.Rg3 b4 16.axb4 Qxb4 17.Rd3 Rb8 18.Nb3 a5 19.e5 Nxe5 20.Rd4 Qb7 21.Bxf6 gxf6 22.Ne4 a4 23.Nxf6+ Ke7 24.Nxd7 Nxd7 25.Rxa4 d5 26.Qd4 Bh6+ 27.Kb1 Qb6 28.Ra7 Qxd4 29.Nxd4 Kd6 30.Nb5+ Ke7 31.Nd4 Kd6 32.Nb5+ Ke7 33.c4 Rxb5 34.cxb5 Rb8 35.Rd4 Kd6 36.Ra6+ Key 37.Rd1 Nc5 38.Ra7 Nb7 39.Re1 Bd2 40.Rg1 Nd6 41.h5 Bh6 42.Rg4 Ne8 43.Rxf7
 
Ashley, M. A. (2466)‑Johnson, W. (2064): 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 d6 6.g4 h6 7.h4 Nc6 8.Rg1 h5 9.gxh5 Nxh5 10.Bg5 Qb6 11.Nb3 a6 12.Qe2 Be7 13.0‑0‑0 Bd7 14.Bxe7 Nxe7 15.Rg5 g6 16.Na5 Rc8 17.Nc4 Rxc4 18.Qxc4 Qxf2 19.Kb1 Qxh4 20.Rg1 Bc6 21.Qd4 0‑0 22.Qxd6 Nc8 23.Qe5 Nf4 24.Bc4 1‑0
 
Diamond, D. J. (2038)‑Simpson, R. (2390): 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4. cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 d6 6.g4 h6 7.h4 Nc6 8.Rg1 h5 9.g5 Ng4 10.Be2 Qb6 11.Bxg4 hxg4 12.Nxc6 bxc6 13.Qxg4 g6 14.Qg3 d5 15.b3 d4 16.Na4 Qa5+ 17.Bd2 Bb4 18.0‑0‑0 Bxd2+ 19.Rxd2 e5 20.f4 c5 21.fxe5 Bd7 22.e6 Bxe6 23.Qe5 Rxh4 24.Qxc5 Qa6 25.Qxd4 Rc8 26.Nc5 Qa3+ 27.Kb1 Qxc5 28.Qa4+ Kf8 29.Rgd1 Kg7 30.c4 Rxe4 31.Qa6 Rc6 32.Qb7 Bf5 33.Kb2 Qe5+ 34.Ka3 Rb6 35.Qxa7 Qc5+ 0‑1
 
Jackson, N. (1960)‑Harris, T. (1979): 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 d6 6.g4 h6 7.h4 Nc6 8.Rg1 h5 9.gxh5 Nxh5 10.Bg5 Be7 11.Be2 g6 12.Bb5 Bd7 13.Qd2 a6 14.Bxc6 bxc6 15.Nb3 d5 16.0‑0‑0 Bxg5 17.hxg5 Qc7 18.Kb1 a5 19.Na4 Ke7 20.Rge1 Rhb8 21.Nbc5 Qe5 22.exd5 Qg7 23.dxc6 Bxc6 24.Qd6+ Ke8 25.Qxc6+ Kf8 26.Nd7+ Kg8 27.Nxb8 Rxb8 28.Qc7 Rb4 29.Qxa5 Rf4 30.Rd8+ Kh7 31.Qe5 Rxa4 32.Qxg7+ Kxg7 33.b3 Rf4 34.a4 Rxf2 35.a5 Rf5 36.b4 Rxg5 37.a6 Rb5 38.c3 Nf6 39.a7 Nd5 40.Rxd5 exd5 41.a8=Q d4 42.Qc6 Rb8 43.b5 dxc3 44.b6 Rd8 45.Qxc3+ 1‑0
 
That's it for now. I've received very little comment from those of you who have not come out to the tournaments and would like your input. A disappointment is that, with the exception of Wilbert Paige and Elvin Wilson in the last one, only New York have played. If some of you would join us, provided housing Friday night, that might be arranged. Please let me know.