Round #9 - Peter Myers (Jamaica)




After 9 rounds of play, the 2005 LASCO National Chess Championships is heading for an exciting finish, as defending champion FIDE Master Warren Elliott holds a slim lead with 7½ points, ahead of Russell Porter in second place with 7 points and Jomo Pitterson in third on 6½.


Play on Saturday resulted in wins for Porter, Equitable Brown, Malaku Lorne and Robert Wheeler over Shane Matthews, Deborah Richards, Mark Holness and Peter Myers respectively. The games between Elliott and Pitterson, and Byfield and Rowe ended in draws.


Sunday’s action saw wins for Elliott, Porter, Pitterson, Wheeler and Richards, over Lorne, Brown, Rowe, Matthews and Byfield respectively. The match between Holness and Myers ended in a draw.


The complete standings at the end of Round nine are as follows:


1. FM Warren Elliott  - 7½

2. NM Russel Porter – 7

3. NM Jomo Pitterson – 6½ 

4. NM Malaku Lorne  - 4½

4. NM Mark Holness – 4 ½

6. NM Geoffrey Byfield – 4

6. NM Shane Matthews – 4

6. NM Robert Wheeler - 4

9. NM Duane Rowe – 3

9. WNM Deborah Richards – 3

9. Equitable Brown - 3

12.  Peter Myers - 2½


The Championship continues Saturday and Sunday at the Norman Manley Law School starting at 1 P.M., with the playing of the final two rounds, 10 and 11.



Round 8


Peter Myers vs Robert Wheeler

At move 18, black had the pawn-winning move Qc2, instead of the game equalizing Qb6.


White, after eking out a won position (with the good knight vs the not so good Bishop) at move 63, later blundered at move 64 with h4 which made the game drawn, and later blundered again at move 65 which gave black the game.


The game was won at move 63 because all white had to do was manoeuvre the knight to the queenside and with a few checks and deft movements of the king, win black’s d6 pawn and with it the game.


Shane Matthews vs Russell Porter

At move 19 white could have kept it equal and simple with Bf4. Everyone should take a look at the rest of this game. Black displayed a complete understanding of the position, particularly what was going on over the Kingside.


This allowed him to go on a pawn hunt on the queenside. The pawn hunt was actually not really a pawn hunt, but rather a king hunt, as eating the queenside pawn gave him a route to the underbelly of whites king on the kingside, which he duly cut into.


Equitable Brown vs Deborah Richards

After the huge blunder at move 17 by black, it was downhill fast. There was no recovery. Better at move 17 was Qb3 for black.


Geoffrey Byfield vs Duane Rowe

After Nc3 by white at move nine, black proceeded to rip up whites pawn structure. At move 42 black should have played Ra2, but he allowed white back into the game with the blunder b4.


Jomo Pitterson vs Warren Elliott

At move 13, f4 seems bad, most other moves seem better, such as Nc3 or fe4. Black will be hard pressed to explain why he did not play on, considering he was a pawn up. Right now, seems like a case of the jitters, as there was a little pressure which he would have had to endure.


Malaku Lorne vs Mark Holness

What happens when two of the most passive Jamaican Masters play each other? At move 24, apart from the kings, there are seven pieces in total sitting on their own first rank!!


At move 24, black should have place Bc6, but instead blundered with Bf7.


Well obviously my game of round 8 is Matthews vs Porter, excellent finish by Porter. I still say he is the toughest fighter in Jamaican chess. No magic, just raw grit and fight.


Round 9


Mark Holness vs Peter Myers

Another won game for Myers gone bad. At least time pressure did not take my entire game. Numerous winning opportunities went abegging as I tried to play quickly enough to stay out of time trouble.


At move 25 white should have played Bg5 instead of Bf4. With game evolving into a lost endgame for white, at move 33, black should have played Nd3. At move 37 black should have played Nb4 winning the exchange. At move 39 black should have played e3. At move 41, black should have played Nf6.


The fear of time pressure is a serious thing.


Warren Elliott vs Malaku Lorne

Black could have made white pay for his erroneous sacrifice on move 26, by playing b5 on move 26. It seems the clock had a serious hand in this endgame as white’s queen and bishop literally harassed black’s naked king to death. Better plays from Lorne would have secured at least a draw.


Duane Rowe vs Jomo Pitterson

The love/hate relationship on the chess board between these two ‘mortal friends’ continues.


At move 20, better for white was the simplifying Nd7. There was no recovering from the reply de4 followed by Qc4 for black.


Deborah Richards vs Geoffrey Byfield

Byfield loses a pawn in the opening and never recovered.


Russell Porter vs Equitable Brown

Qe8 at move 43 was better for black, he however played c6, the game was soon over.


Robert Wheeler vs Shane Matthews

Blacks first mistake was Nd4 at move 24. Move 31 required Qa7, not what was played.


My game of the round is Rowe vs Pitterson, similar to the game of the round for the previous round, the finish was good. It should be a good battle Pitterson and Porter as the tournament comes to and end.



Postponed Round 7 Game

Richards,D - Matthews,S [A85]

National Championship 2004 Kingston, Jamaica (7.5), 28.04.2005


1.c4 f5 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 e6 4.Nf3 Bb4 5.Qc2 b6 6.e3 Bb7 7.Be2 0-0 8.0-0 Ne4 9.Ne5 d6 10.Nd3 Bxc3 11.bxc3 Nd7 12.a4 a5 13.Rb1 Qh4 14.f3 Ng5 15.Nf4 Rf6 16.Bd2 Raf8 17.Be1 Qh6 18.Bd3 Kh8 19.Qf2 Nf7 20.Ne2 g5 21.Ng3 Nd8 22.Qd2 Nc6 23.Nh1 Ne7 24.Nf2 Qh5 25.e4 Rh6 26.h3 Ng6 27.Nh1 Nf4 28.Ng3 Qg6 29.Bc2 Ba6 30.Bb3 fxe4 31.fxe4 d5 32.Bf2 Bxc4 33.Bxc4 dxc4 34.Be3 Qf7 35.Rb5 Rf6 36.Kh2 h6 37.e5 Rg6 38.Nh5 Qg8 39.Bxf4 gxf4 40.Nxf4 Rg5 41.Rb2 Rgf5 42.Qe3 Qg5 43.Rbf2 h5 44.Qg3 Qxg3+ 45.Kxg3 Kh7 46.Nxh5 Rxf2 47.Rxf2 Rxf2 48.Kxf2 c5 49.Ke3 cxd4+ 50.Kxd4 Kg6 51.Nf4+ Kf5 52.Ne2 Nxe5 53.Ng3+ Kf4 54.Ne2+ Kf5 55.Ng3+ Kf4 56.Ne2+ Kf5 57.Ng3+ Kf4 ½-½



Round 8 Games


Myers,P - Wheeler,R [A36]

National Championship 2004 Kingston, Jamaica (8.1), 30.04.2005


1.c4 Nf6 2.g3 c5 3.Bg2 Nc6 4.e3 g6 5.Ne2 Bg7 6.0-0 0-0 7.d4 cxd4 8.Nxd4 a6 9.Nc3 Qc7 10.Qe2 Rb8 11.Rd1 d6 12.a3 Re8 13.Nf3 Bg4 14.b3 Na5 15.Rb1 b5 16.Nd5 Nxd5 17.cxd5 Rec8 18.Bd2 Qb6 19.Qe1 Nb7 20.b4 Rc4 21.Rdc1 Rbc8 22.Rxc4 Rxc4 23.Rc1 Qc7 24.Rxc4 Qxc4 25.Qc1 Qxc1+ 26.Bxc1 Nd8 27.Nd2 Bd7 28.Nb3 e6 29.e4 e5 30.Be3 Nb7 31.Kf1 Bf6 32.Ke2 Bd8 33.f4 f6 34.Kd3 Bg4 35.Kd2 Kf7 36.Kc3 Bd7 37.Nd2 Bc7 38.Nf3 Nd8 39.fxe5 fxe5 40.Ng5+ Kg7 41.Bh3 Bxh3 42.Nxh3 Nf7 43.Nf2 Nh6 44.h3 Ng8 45.Kd3 Nf6 46.Nd1 Nd7 47.Nc3 Nb6 48.Bxb6 Bxb6 49.a4 bxa4 50.Nxa4 Bd4 51.Kc4 Kf6 52.Nc3 Bf2 53.Ne2 Ke7 54.b5 axb5+ 55.Kxb5 Kd7 56.g4 Be3 57.Nc3 Bd4 58.Ne2 Be3 59.Ng3 Bf2 60.Nf1 Kc7 61.Nh2 Be3 62.Nf3 Bf4 63.h4 h5 64.gxh5 gxh5 65.Ng5 Bxg5 66.hxg5 Kd7 67.g6 Ke7 68.Kc6 h4 69.g7 Kf7 70.Kxd6 h3 71.Kc7 h2 72.d6 h1Q 73.d7 Qc1+ 74.Kb8 Qb2+ 75.Kc8 Qc3+ 76.Kb8 Qb4+ 77.Kc8 Qc5+ 78.Kb8 Qd6+ 79.Kc8 Qc6+ 80.Kd8 Kxg7 81.Ke7 Qf6+ 0-1



Matthews,S - Porter,R [B49]

National Championship 2004 Kingston, Jamaica (8.2), 30.04.2005


1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nc6 5.Nc3 Qc7 6.Be3 a6 7.Be2 Nf6 8.0-0 Be7 9.Kh1 0-0 10.f4 d6 11.g4 Nxd4 12.Bxd4 b5 13.g5 Nd7 14.Bd3 Bb7 15.Qh5 Rfe8 16.Rf3 Nf8 17.Rh3 e5 18.Be3 exf4 19.Bd4 Bd8 20.Rf1 Re5 21.Bxe5 dxe5 22.Rhf3 Rc8 23.h4 Qd7 24.Rg1 Bb6 25.Qg4 Qd4 26.Rg2 Rd8 27.h5 Qb4 28.g6 hxg6 29.hxg6 Nxg6 30.Qh5 Rd6 31.Rh3 Qxb2 32.Nd5 Rxd5 33.Rxg6 Qc1+ 34.Kh2 fxg6 0-1



Brown,E - Richards,D [E12]

National Championship 2004 Kingston, Jamaica (8.3), 30.04.2005


1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6 4.a3 Bb7 5.Nc3 d5 6.Qc2 Be7 7.cxd5 Nxd5 8.e4 Nxc3 9.bxc3 0-0 10.Bd3 h6 11.0-0 c5 12.Be3 cxd4 13.cxd4 Nc6 14.Rfd1 Rc8 15.Qe2 Qd6 16.e5 Qd5 17.Bb1 f5 18.Ba2 Qd7 19.d5 Nb8 20.d6 Bd8 21.Nd4 Bd5 22.Bxd5 exd5 23.Bf4 Bg5 24.e6 Qb7 25.Bxg5 hxg5 26.e7 Rfe8 27.Qe6+ Kh8 28.Nxf5 Qd7 29.Qg6 1-0



Byfield,G - Rowe,D [C55]

National Championship 2004 Kingston, Jamaica (8.4), 30.04.2005


1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Nf6 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.d4 exd4 5.e5 d5 6.Bb5 Ne4 7.0-0 Bg4 8.Qxd4 Qd7 9.Nc3 Bxf3 10.Bxc6 Qxc6 11.gxf3 Bc5 12.Qa4 Nxc3 13.Qxc6+ bxc6 14.bxc3 Rb8 15.Be3 Bxe3 16.fxe3 Ke7 17.Rab1 Ke6 18.f4 Rb6 19.Rxb6 axb6 20.Kf2 Ra8 21.Ke2 Rxa2 22.Kd3 c5 23.Rb1 c4+ 24.Kd2 Kf5 25.Rg1 g6 26.h4 Ra8 27.Rg5+ Ke4 28.Rg1 Kf5 29.Rg5+ Ke6 30.Rg1 h6 31.Rb1 Kf5 32.Rg1 Rd8 33.Ke2 Ra8 34.Kd2 b5 35.Rb1 c6 36.Rg1 Ra7 37.Ke2 Ra3 38.Kd2 c5 39.Rb1 Ra5 40.Ke2 Kg4 41.Rg1+ Kh5 42.Rd1 b4 43.Rxd5 b3 44.e6+ f5 45.e7 Ra8 46.Rd8 b2 47.Rxa8 b1Q 48.e8Q Qxc2+ 49.Kf1 Qd1+ 50.Kf2 Qd2+ 51.Kf3 Qd1+ 52.Kf2 Qd2+ 53.Kf3 Qd1+ 54.Kf2 Qd2+ 55.Kg1 Qe1+ 56.Kg2 Qe2+ 57.Kg1 Qe1+ 58.Kg2 Qe2+ 59.Kg1 Qe1+ 60.Kg2 ½-½



Pitterson,J - Elliott,W [D07]

National Championship 2004 Kingston, Jamaica (8.5), 30.04.2005


1.d4 d5 2.c4 Nc6 3.cxd5 Qxd5 4.e3 e5 5.Nc3 Bb4 6.Bd2 Bxc3 7.bxc3 Nf6 8.c4 Qd6 9.d5 Nb8 10.f3 e4 11.Qb1 Na6 12.Ne2 0-0 13.f4 c6 14.Nc3 Nc5 15.Be2 Re8 16.0-0 cxd5 17.Nb5 Qb6 18.Qc2 a6 ½-½



Lorne,M - Holness,M [C14]

National Championship 2004 Kingston, Jamaica (8.6), 30.04.2005


1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Be7 5.e5 Nfd7 6.Bxe7 Qxe7 7.f4 f5 8.Nf3 a6 9.Qd2 c5 10.0-0-0 Nc6 11.h3 cxd4 12.Nxd4 Nxd4 13.Qxd4 Qc5 14.Qd2 Nb6 15.g4 g6 16.gxf5 gxf5 17.Qe2 Bd7 18.Qh5+ Kd8 19.Rd3 Kc7 20.Nd1 Qe7 21.Rg1 Rag8 22.Rdg3 Qf8 23.Qf3 Be8 24.Qf2 Bf7 25.Rc3+ Nc4 26.Rxg8 Rxg8 27.b3 Qh6 28.bxc4 dxc4 29.Bxc4 Kb8 30.Bxa6 1-0



Round 9 Games


Holness,M - Myers,P [E82]

National Championship 2004 Kingston, Jamaica (9.1), 01.05.2005


1.e4 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.Be3 d6 4.Qd2 Nf6 5.f3 0-0 6.c4 b6 7.Nc3 Bd7 8.Bd3 Nc6 9.Nge2 e5 10.d5 Nb4 11.Bb1 a5 12.0-0 Ne8 13.Ng3 h5 14.a3 Na6 15.Bc2 h4 16.Nge2 f5 17.f4 g5 18.g3 hxg3 19.hxg3 gxf4 20.gxf4 Qh4 21.Qe1 Qg4+ 22.Qg3 fxe4 23.fxe5 Rf3 24.Qxg4 Bxg4 25.Bf4 dxe5 26.Bg5 Nd6 27.b3 Nc5 28.Be7 Re8 29.Bxd6 cxd6 30.b4 Rxf1+ 31.Kxf1 Rf8+ 32.Kg1 axb4 33.axb4 Bxe2 34.Nxe2 Nd3 35.b5 Bh6 36.Nc3 Be3 37.Kh1 Nf2+ 38.Kg2 Bd4 39.Rf1 Ng4 40.Rxf8+ Kxf8 41.Nd1 e3 42.Kf3 Nf2 43.Nxf2 exf2 44.Bd3 Kg7 45.Bf1 Kh6 46.Kg4 e4 47.Kf4 e3 48.Be2 Kg6 49.Kg4 Kf6 50.Kf4 Kg6 51.Kg4 Be5 52.Bd3+ Kf6 53.Kf3 Bd4 54.Ke4 Bc5 55.Kf4 Kg7 56.Kg5 Kf7 57.Kf5 Bb4 58.Be2 Bd2 59.Bd3 Kg7 60.Ke6 Bb4 61.Kf5 Kh6 62.Kg4 Bd2 63.Kh4 f1Q 64.Bxf1 Kg6 65.Kg4 Kf6 66.Kf3 Ke5 67.Be2 Kd4 68.Bf1 Bb4 69.Be2 Bc5 70.Bf1 Kc3 71.Be2 Kd2 72.Bf1 Ke1 73.Bd3 ½-½



Elliott,W - Lorne,M [B19]

National Championship 2004 Kingston, Jamaica (9.2), 01.05.2005


1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Bf5 5.Ng3 Bg6 6.h4 h6 7.h5 Bh7 8.Nf3 Nf6 9.Bd3 Bxd3 10.Qxd3 e6 11.Bd2 Nbd7 12.0-0-0 Bd6 13.Ne4 Nxe4 14.Qxe4 Nf6 15.Qe2 Qc7 16.Ne5 0-0-0 17.f4 c5 18.Qc4 Rhf8 19.Qa4 cxd4 20.Qxa7 Bxe5 21.fxe5 Qxe5 22.Rh3 Qb8 23.Qa4 Rd5 24.Ra3 Rfd8 25.Rf1 R8d6 26.Rxf6 Ra6 27.Qe8+ Rd8 28.Qxf7 gxf6 29.Rxa6 bxa6 30.Qxe6+ Kb7 31.Qe4+ Ka7 32.Qe7+ Ka8 33.Qxf6 Qd6 34.Qf3+ Ka7 35.Bf4 Qe6 36.b3 Rg8 37.Kb2 Kb6 38.g3 Rc8 39.Qd3 Qf6 40.a4 Rc6 41.Bd2 Qd6 42.a5+ Kb7 43.Bf4 Qd7 44.Be5 Rc5 45.Qe4+ Qc6 46.Qh7+ Kc8 47.Bxd4 Rxa5 48.Qg8+ Kb7 49.Qg7+ Kc8 50.Qf8+ Kd7 51.Qf7+ Kd6 52.Qf6+ Kd7 53.Qf7+ Kd6 54.Bf6 Qd5 55.Qe7+ Kc6 56.Bc3 Rc5 57.Qe8+ Kb7 58.Qe7+ Rc7 59.Qb4+ Kc8 60.g4 Qc6 61.Qf8+ Kb7 62.Qb4+ Kc8 63.Qd4 Kb7 64.Qd3 Qe6 65.Qf3+ Rc6 66.Bd4 Kc7 67.Qf4+ Kd7 68.g5 hxg5 69.Qxg5 Qe2 70.Bc3 Qh2 71.Qd5+ Rd6 72.Qf5+ Re6 73.Bg7 Kd6 74.Bf8+ Kd7 75.Qf7+ 1-0



Rowe,D - Pitterson,J [C11]

National Championship 2004 Kingston, Jamaica (9.3), 01.05.2005


1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.f4 c5 6.Nf3 Nc6 7.Be3 cxd4 8.Nxd4 Bc5 9.Qd2 0-0 10.0-0-0 a6 11.h4 Nxd4 12.Bxd4 b5 13.Rh3 b4 14.Na4 Bxd4 15.Qxd4 a5 16.Bb5 Rb8 17.Bxd7 Bxd7 18.Nc5 Rc8 19.Rd2 Qc7 20.Ne4 dxe4 21.Qxd7 Qc4 22.b3 Qf1+ 23.Kb2 Qxf4 24.Qd4 Rc5 25.Qxc5 Qxd2 26.a3 h6 27.Re3 bxa3+ 28.Kxa3 Qc1+ 29.Ka2 Rd8 30.Re2 Rd2 31.Qc8+ Kh7 32.Qc4 Rxe2 33.Qxe2 e3 34.Qd3+ g6 35.h5 Qd2 36.hxg6+ Kg7 37.Qe4 e2 38.Qf3 Qxc2+ 39.Ka3 Qc5+ 40.Ka2 Qc2+ 41.Ka3 Qc1+ 42.Ka2 Qf1 43.Qg4 e1Q 44.gxf7+ Kxf7 0-1



Richards,D - Byfield,G [A18]

National Championship 2004 Kingston, Jamaica (9.4), 01.05.2005


1.c4 Nf6 2.Nc3 e6 3.e4 d5 4.e5 Ne4 5.Nxe4 dxe4 6.Qg4 Nc6 7.Qxe4 Qd4 8.Qxd4 Nxd4 9.Bd3 Bc5 10.Be4 0-0 11.b3 f6 12.exf6 gxf6 13.Ne2 f5 14.Bd3 e5 15.Bb2 Nc6 16.Rd1 Be6 17.Bb1 Rad8 18.h4 Nd4 19.Nxd4 Bxd4 20.Bxd4 Rxd4 21.Ke2 Rfd8 22.Rh3 Kf7 23.Rd3 c5 24.Rf1 Rxd3 25.Bxd3 Rd4 26.g3 Kf6 27.f3 h5 28.Bc2 Bd7 29.Ke3 f4+ 30.gxf4 Rxf4 31.Rh1 Bc6 32.Be4 Bxe4 33.fxe4 Ke6 34.Rh2 Kd6 35.d3 Kc6 36.Kd2 b5 37.cxb5+ Kxb5 38.Kc3 Rf1 39.a4+ Kc6 40.Rg2 Rc1+ 41.Kb2 Rh1 42.Rg6+ Kc7 43.Re6 Rxh4 44.Rxe5 Kd6 45.Rg5 Rh1 46.Rg7 a5 47.Ra7 Ke5 48.Rd7 Kf4 49.Rd5 Ke3 50.Rxc5 Kxd3 51.e5 Rh2+ 52.Ka3 h4 53.Rxa5 Re2 54.Rd5+ Kc3 55.Rc5+ Kd3 56.Rc4 h3 57.Rh4 h2 58.e6 Kc3 59.Rh3+ Kd4 60.e7 Kc5 61.Rxh2 Rxe7 62.Rh6 Re1 63.Rh5+ Kb6 64.a5+ Ka6 65.Ka4 Ra1+ 66.Kb4 Rg1 67.Rh6+ Ka7 68.Ka4 Rg7 69.b4 Rf7 70.Kb5 Rg7 71.Kc6 Ka6 72.Kc5+ Kb7 73.b5 Rg5+ 74.Kc4 Rg4+ 75.Kd3 Rg3+ 76.Ke4 Rg4+ 77.Kf5 Rg7 78.Rg6 Rc7 79.Re6 Rh7 80.Kf6 Rh6+ 81.Kf7 Rh5 82.a6+ Ka7 83.Re7+ Ka8 84.b6 Rf5+ 85.Ke6 Rf8 86.Kd7 Rb8 87.Re8 Rxe8 88.Kxe8 Kb8 89.Ke7 Kc8 90.Kd6 Kb8 91.b7 Ka7 92.Kc7 1-0



Porter,R - Brown,E [E92]

National Championship 2004 Kingston, Jamaica (9.5), 01.05.2005


1.c4 g6 2.Nf3 Bg7 3.d4 Nf6 4.Nc3 0-0 5.e4 d6 6.Be2 e5 7.Be3 exd4 8.Nxd4 Nc6 9.Nxc6 bxc6 10.0-0 Re8 11.Bf3 Nd7 12.Rc1 Ne5 13.Be2 Be6 14.b3 Qh4 15.Qd2 Ng4 16.Bxg4 Qxg4 17.f3 Qh5 18.Ne2 Bd7 19.Rcd1 Qe5 20.Bd4 Qe7 21.Bxg7 Kxg7 22.Qa5 Be6 23.Nd4 c5 24.Nb5 Rec8 25.f4 Bg4 26.Rde1 f6 27.Qd2 Rf8 28.Nc3 Be6 29.Re3 Rae8 30.Rfe1 Qd8 31.Qf2 Qa8 32.Qh4 Qc6 33.g4 Bg8 34.Rh3 Qd7 35.f5 g5 36.Qf2 Re5 37.Rhe3 Bf7 38.h4 h6 39.hxg5 hxg5 40.Rh3 Rh8 41.Rxh8 Kxh8 42.Re3 Kg7 43.Rh3 c6 44.Qh2 Kf8 45.Rh7 d5 46.Qh6+ Ke8 47.Rh8+ 1-0



Wheeler,R - Matthews,S [A36]

National Championship 2004 Kingston, Jamaica (9.6), 01.05.2005


1.e4 c5 2.c4 Nc6 3.Nc3 g6 4.g3 Bg7 5.Bg2 e6 6.Nge2 a6 7.a3 Nge7 8.Rb1 0-0 9.0-0 b5 10.cxb5 axb5 11.b4 cxb4 12.axb4 Qb6 13.d3 Nd4 14.Nxd4 Bxd4 15.Ne2 Bg7 16.Bb2 Bb7 17.Bxg7 Kxg7 18.Qb3 Nc6 19.Qb2+ e5 20.d4 Ra4 21.dxe5 Rxb4 22.Qc3 Rxb1 23.Rxb1 Kg8 24.Nf4 Nd4 25.Rd1 Ne6 26.Rxd7 b4 27.Qb2 Nc5 28.Rd4 b3 29.Nd5 Bxd5 30.exd5 Ra8 31.e6 Ra2 32.exf7+ Kxf7 33.Rf4+ Kg8 34.Qe5 Qb5 35.Bf1 b2 36.Qe7 Qxf1+ 37.Kxf1 b1Q+ 38.Kg2 Qb8 39.Rf7 1-0



FIDE Master Warren Elliott (left), defeated National Master Malaku Lorne (right) on Sunday,
to maintain his place atop the standings of the 2005 LASCO Chess Champs.

Second in the standings, NM Russel Porter outlasted his ninth round opponent
Equitable Brown to keep apace with leader FM Elliott.

Third in the standings, NM Jomo Pitterson awaits the arrival of his opponent at the start of round 9.