Kormenga aka Kore Destroyer Takes down the Gr3mlin!

Naija Online Speedchess Championshp 2017


Kormenga aka Kore Destroyer

Last night we saw another cracking match in the Naija online Speedchess Championship organised by the Odunaiya brothers who live in the UK. This was a Quarter Final match between Kormenga [aka Kore Dragonslayer ] and Alvin Forteta [aka Gr3mlin]. A lot of fireworks were expected, and it didn’t really disappoint. I have not really had time to watch any of Alvin’s games prior to this championship, neither did I get to see his game against JDCRUX – who is one of top players with a rating of 2000+ – in the first round.

I was surprised at his win, as I had penned down JDCRUX as a sure winner for that match. The fact that Alvin has not really been a regular participant in our daily group tourneys, was the main reason why it seemed that Kormenga entered this match with a lot for us rooting for him, as we knew his ability and tactical strength – ask Talldove (Dr Vic) who was Kormenga’s last opponent in the 1st Round.

The match was schedule to start @ 8pm GMT/9pm NGT, but due to Alvin’s failure to set his alarm after taking a quick nap, it meant the match was delayed for 1 hour. Fans were getting frustrate as once again we had given up our precious time with families to watch this event.

The first game was a draw, and then kormenga won the next 2 games in the 5+3 format, giving him a 2.5 – 0.5 lead, giving a feeling that he might runaway with easily with the match wrapped up early. But Gr3mlin had other ideas and started to fight back. Kormenga won the 5+2 format 3.5-2.5.

This is one their hotly contested games which ended as a win in favour of Kormenga 


The score card below shows a summary of the scroe line.

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