Last Friday Henry put up a great opening and middle game fight against Matthew but had to accept a loss when in the later part of the game he did not really blunder but also did not always played the best moves. Enough for an IM to crunch out a win…
Melvin, on a fast track of continuous improvements, drew against former champion Long and might not have gotten himself enough after a strong recovery of an early pawn loss.
Newly joined Ray played well and sensibly against Conrad but had to concede a loss after an inaccurate exchange.
Coming Friday in round 4 all players will be in town and it is up to Long to stop Matthew!