The New York Knights defeated the Manhattan Applesauce 3.5-0.5, behind FM Michael Bodek's crushing victory on board 3 over NM Rico Salimbagat and GM Pascal Charbonneau's crafty defeat of GM Robert Hungaski on board 1. FM Aravind Kumar, making his Knights' debut, capitalized on NM Ryan Goldenberg's blunder to win on board 4. The GOTY rematch between IM Eli Vovsha and SM Matt Herman ended in an exciting draw.
Move of the Week:
(Charbonneau-Hungaski, Diagram after 30. ..ab)
Pascal's slow maneuvering paid off with 31. Ng5! and Hungaski's position collapsed.
GM Pascal Charbonneau
Good Decision of the Week:
(Bodek-Salimbagat, Diagram after 7. ..d5)
NM Michael Bodek
Trap of the Week:
(Vovsha-Herman, Diagram after 27. ..Bd2)
Blunder of the Week:
(Goldenberg-Kumar, position after 21. ..Be6)
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