New Providence Open 2013
In a three-way tie for first through third rounds, Lyansky fell to Kendrick Knowles, whose game has shown steady improvement over the last year. Co-leader Philip Hanna Jr. also lost in the third round, giving the Knowles sole possession of the lead going into the fourth and final round.
Paired against the veteran Carver Moncur, Knowles would find his king under severe pressure in the opening. Unfazed by the attack, Knowles successfully neutralized Moncur’s aggressive plan before launching his own strike on the queenside. It was there that Moncur’s game collapsed and Knowles forced an early resignation. The victory gave Knowles an undefeated score of 4.0 points out of four games.
Placing second was Elton Joseph, whose only loss was to Knowles, while Lyansky and Hanna Jr. finished tied for third place. The next scheduled tournament is the Warren Seymour Classic on February 23rd at C. W. Sawyer Primary School.
Final Standings - New Providence Open 2013
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