This blog covers events at the Chess Mates Chess Club,
which is now located at 75 East Cherry Street, Suite 11 in Rahway, N.J.

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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Norowitz Wins G/45

SM Yaacov Norowitz won today's G/45 Swiss with a 4.5/5 score. GM Mark Paragua was 2nd, a half-point back. Praveen Balakrishnan earned the U2000 prize while NM Arthur Macaspac & Joshua Colas received U2200 honors.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Macaspac Wins Tuesday G/30

NM Arthur Macaspac won Tuesday's G/30. Ralph Warrick was 2nd. Arthur Curry and Joe Renna also participated.

Blitz Results

2nd Chance Blitz

IM Justin Sarkar & SM Yaacov Norowitz tied for 1st in Sunday's post-swiss blitz with 3.5/4.

Monday Blitz

GM Leonid Yudasin went a perfect 4-0. NM Maraj Daftani was 2nd. Arthur Macaspac took the U2100 honors.

Thursday Blitz

Mauricio Camejo won 3.5/4. NM Maraj Daftani again finished 2nd. Lev Zilbermintz and NM Arthur Macaspac split the U2100 prize.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Paragua Repeats In G/45

GM Mark Paragua won yesterday's G/45 Swiss by a full point; as he did on Sept 12th.

IM Justin Sarkar & SM Yaacov Norowitz tied for 2nd.

Sam Barsky, Mauricio Camejo & Kavinayan Sivakumar split the U2200 prize. Camejo was also tops among U2000s.

1565-rated Frank Bloise scored the biggest upset of the day, beating NM Arthur Macaspac in round 4.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

October 10th Swiss Canceled

The G/45 Swiss scheduled for Sunday, October 10th has been canceled.

Chess Mates will be open to the public that day and have its Grand Opening festivities.

Blitz Results

2nd Chance Blitz

SM Yaacov Norowitz won Sunday's post-swiss blitz ahead of IM Justin Sarkar.

Monday Blitz

GM Leonid Yudasin & NM Maraj Daftani tied for 1st in Monday's 8-player blitz. Mauricio Camejo earned the U2100 prize while David Rubenfeld of N.Y. took the U1900 prize.

Thursday Blitz

GM Leonid Yudasin won Thursday's blitz with a perfect 5-0 score. NM Maraj Daftani was 2nd. NM Arthur Macaspac & Mauricio Camejo split the U2100 prize. David Rubenfeld again claimed the U1900 honors.

Monday, September 13, 2010

GM Paragua Wins Sunday Swiss

GM Mark Paragua won yesterday's G/45. SM Yaacov Norowitz was 2nd. IM Justin Sarkar and FM Arthur Shen tied for 3rd.

Sunday Prize Fund Changes, Take 2

Beginning with our September 19th event, $100 U2200 and U2000 prizes will only be awarded if there are 15 or more players in the Sunday G/45 Swiss. If there are fewer players, there will be $50 prizes in those categories.

GM Paragua Simul On 9/30

On Thursday, September 30, GM Mark Paragua will be giving a Simultaneous Exhibition at Chess Mates.

The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the cost is $15 per player. This fee also applies to Chess Mates members.

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Saturday, September 11, 2010

Yudasin Simul On 9/27

On Monday, September 27, GM Leonid Yudasin will be giving his monthly Simultaneous Exhibition at Chess Mates.

The event, which will begin at 6:30 p.m., is free for our members and $15 for all other participants.

Members' Lecture On 9/20

GM Leonid Yudasin's September free for members lecture will take place on Monday the 20th, at 6:30 p.m.

The fee for non-members is $15.

Daftani Wins Thursday Blitz

NM Maraj Daftani won Thursday's Blitz tournament. Mauricio Camejo was 2nd.

Chess Mates Joins Garden State League

Chess Mates has entered a team in the Garden State Chess League. We will open the season on Tuesday, October 5th in West Orange and our schedule features 4 matches in Rahway.

If you are interested in playing for us, please send an email to

Friday, September 10, 2010

Blitz Results

Monday Blitz

GM Leonid Yudasin & NM Maraj Daftani tied for 1st with 6.0 out of 7. Newcomer Carlos Sanchez took 3rd.

Thursday Blitz

GM Yudasin took clear 1st, by 1 point over SM Yaacov Norowitz. Mauricio Camejo was 3rd.

Monday Blitz
There was a 4-player RR held in Rahway after the NJ Open. Yudasin won again. Mauricio Camejo finished 2nd.