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Saturday, July 31, 2010

Yudasin Goes +7-0=1 In Simul

GM Leonid Yudasin went undefeated in his July 26th simul scoring 7 victories and allowing a draw to NM Arthur Macaspac.

Blitz Results

2nd Chance Blitz

SM Yaacov Norowitz won the 6-player double RR with 8.5/10. IM Ilye Figler was 2nd. Mauricio Camejo received the U2200 prize.

Monday Blitz

SM Yaacov Norowitz won again, going 6-0. GM Leonid Yudasin was 2nd. NM Arthur Macaspac (U2200) and Alexander Ilnytsky (U2000) collected class prizes.

Thursday Night Blitz

GM Leonid Yudasin won the 5-player event. SM Yaacov Norowitz was 2nd. NM Arthur Macaspac took the 2100 prize.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Arthur Shen Wins G/45

FM Arthur Shen won the Sunday G/45 with a 4.0/5 score. IM Ilye Figler and Expert Rahul Swaminathan tied for 2nd & 3rd. Eve Zhurbinskiy and Serge Adelson shared the U2200 and U2000 prizes.

The event was small (just 9 players) but certainly wasn't lacking in quality. In fact it was so strong (2204.22 average!!!) IM Justin Sarker managed just an even score while FM Victor Shen (Arthur's older brother & NJ Knockouts teammate), who won the U2400 section at last month's World Open, received a full point bye in round 4!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Revised Cell Phone Rule

Chess Mates has revised its Cell Phone Rule. It now will reads as follows:

Use of a cell phone is prohibited in Chess Mates tournament room. If your cell phone rings in the tournament room during play you will be issued a warning. A second offense in the same tournament will cost a player half of his/her remaining time. If a 3rd offense is committed, the player will forfeit his/her  game.

Blitz Results

2nd Chance Blitz

Yaacov Norowitz & GM Mark Paragua tied for 1st with 5.5/6. Expert Anna Matlin and Jan Paragua split the U2100 prize.

Thursday Night Blitz

GM Leonid Yudasin swept through the field with a perfect 12-0 score. NM Arthur Macaspac & Expert Lev Zilbermints tied for 2nd. Jack TrueHaft was the U1500 winner.

Monday, July 19, 2010

3-Way Tie In G/45

GM Michael Rohde, SM Yaacov Norowitz & GM Mark Paragua tied for 1st place in Sunday's G/45.

Anna Matlin (U2200), Eve Zhurbinskiy (U2000), Anthony Cadorniga (U1800), Joe Renna and Austin Zhu (U1600) won class prizes.

There were 20 players.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

July 15th Blitz

GM Leonid Yudasin won the Blitz Tournament held on July 15th.

SM Yaacov Norowitz was 2nd. NM Arthur Macaspac won the U2200 prize. Mauricio Camejo took the U2000 honors.

Mikhail Kruglyak had the best U1600 score.

9 players participated.

July 8th Blitz

GM Leonid Yudasin won the Blitz Tournament held on July 8th.

Maraj Daftani was 2nd. Arthur Macaspac & Mauricio Camejo tied for U2200 honors. Jevon O'Neal had the top U200 score. Fermin Arias was the U1800 winner.

There were 8 players in all.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

GM Rohde Wins Sunday Swiss

Grandmaster Michael Rohde won today's G/45 Swiss. Experts Sameer Mujumdar and Kavinayan Sivakumar tied for 2nd place.

Other prizes went to Sam Barsky (U2200), Edwin Cadorniga (U2000) and Dan Komunicky (U1600).

Thursday, July 1, 2010


Wednesday Quad Results

Lev Zilbermints and Arthur Macaspac tied for 1st in Wednesday's Swiss Quad.