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Saturday, December 29, 2012

No Grand Prix Today

Chess Mates is closed today, Saturday 12/29, due to a tournament scheduling error.

We will be open tomorrow, from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., and running G/30 Quads.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Ivanov Wins Machan Open X

GM Alexander Ivanov won Saturday's Dr. Luzivminda Machan Open X, which featured 9 titled players.

LM Sam Barsky and expert Mauricio Camejo tied for 2nd. FM Rodion Rubenchik and NM Praveen Balakrishnan tied for 4th.

Connor Riddell won the U2000 and Biggest Upset prizes.

December G/90 Update

Mauricio Camejo leads our December G/90 with 1 round to play. Anthony Norris is a half-point behind.

Round 3

Camejo 1-0 Kampel
Ghosh 0-1 Norris
L. Moreira 0-1 Adelson
Williams -+ Rainford
G. Moreira 0-1 Vinson

Moldovan: 1/2 point bye

Extra Game: Rainford 1/2-1/2 Moldovan

Standings, after 3 of 4 rounds:

1. Camejo 3.0
2. Norris 2.5
= 3-5. Adelson, Moldovan, Rainford 2.0
= 6-7. Kampel, Ghosh 1.5
= 8-9. Vinson, L. Moreira 1.0
= 10-11. Williams, G. Moreira 0.0

Projected Last Round Pairings (subject to change):

Norris vs. Camejo
Adelson vs. Ghosh
Kampel vs. G. Moreira
Vinson vs. L. Moreira

Rainford: 1/2 point bye
Moldovan: 0 point bye

Williams, who did not show in rounds 2 & 3, has apparently withdrawn. If he appears for round 4, the TD may re-pair.

Projected Prizes: 1st place, 2nd place, U1500, 2nd U1500 ($ amounts to be determined)

Monday, December 17, 2012

Chess Mates Winter Camp with GM Yudasin

Chess Mates Winter Camp with GM Leonid Yudasin

December 24-28, 2012
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. each day

$80 per day, club member
$90 per day, non-member

All 5 days, club member $350
All 5 days, non-member $400

Those registering at least 7 days in advance will receive an additional $5 per day discount.
For more information, click the image, call us at 732-499-0118 or send an email to

West, Camejo, D. Zhurbinsky Sunday G/30 Winners

LM James West and expert Mauricio Camejo tied for 1st in the top group of yesterday's G/30.

David Zhurbinsky won the 2nd section with 3.0/3.

Rubenchik Wins Machan Open IX

FM Rodion Rubenchik won Saturday's Dr. Luzivminda Machan Open IX, a half-point ahead of Ted Belanoff.

FM Boris Privman, Kuberan Naganathan and Anthony Norris tied for 3rd. Naganathan also scored the biggest upset. In round 1, he defeated LM James West.

The U1400 prize went to Nikita Popov.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Camejo Leads G/90

Mauricio Camejo leads our December G/90 at its halfway point.

Guido Kampel, Anthony Norris, who late-joined, John Moldovan and Raja Ghosh are a half-point back.

Round 2

Adelson 0-1 Camejo
Kampel 1/2-1/2 Ghosh
Norris 1-0 Vinson
Williams 0-1 (forfeit) L. Moreira
Rainford 1-0 G. Moreira

Moldovan: 1/2 point bye.

Standings, after 2 of 4 rounds:

= 1. Camejo 2.0
= 2-5. Kampel, Norris, Moldovan, Ghosh 1.5
= 6-8. Adelson, Rainford, L. Moreira 1.0
= 9-11. Williams, Vinson, G. Moreira 0.0

Late-joins accepted until the start of round 3.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

West Wins Sunday G/30

LM Jim West won our Sunday G/30. LM Sam Barsky, expert Mauricio Camejo and Claude Rainford tied for 2nd.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Rubenchik Wins Machan Open VIII

FM Rodion Rubenchik won yesterday's Dr. Luvizminda Machan Open, with 3.5/4.

LM James West, Ted Belanoff, Mauricio Camejo and Aravind Kumar tied for 2nd. With his result, Belanoff raised his rating to 2200 and became a National Master but a re-rate left him 1 point short of NM level.

Anthony Norris was the U2000 prize-winner and Brandon Ng was the top U1400.

John Moldovan's opening round draw with West was the biggest upset.

Post corrected 12/26 @ 12:19 p.m.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

December G/90 Underway

Chess Mates December G/90

December 5, 12, 19, 26
Rahway, NJ

Round 1

No upsets. All the favorites won.

Mauricio Camejo (2143) 1-0 Larry Williams (1262)
Robert Vinson (1256) 0-1 Guido Kampel (1941)
Serge Adelson (1926) 1-0 Claude Rainford (1043)
Leonardo Moreira (1007) 0-1 John Moldovan (1779)
Raja Ghosh (1457) 1-0 Gabriel Moreira (299)


= 1-5. Camejo, Kampel, Adelson, Moldovan, Ghosh 1.0
= 6-10. Williams, Vinson, Rainford, L. Moreira, G. Moreira 0.0

Late-joins accepted until the start of round 3.

Barsky Wins G/30

LM Sam Barsky won our Sunday G/30.

635-rated Kesava Dhanasekaran drew LM Jim West in round 2!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

West Wins Grand Prix

LM James West won yesterday's Dr. Luvizminda Machan Grand Prix with a 4-0 score. It was his first-ever Grand Prix victory.

NM Arthur Macaspac was the runner-up. Sameer Mujumdar and Mauricio Camejo tied for 3rd. John Moldovan received U2000 honors.

Brandon Ng earned the U1600 prize and notched the biggest upset, by beating Dan Komunicky in round 4.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

3-Way Tie In Wednesday G/90

Mauricio Camejo, Lev Zilbermintz and Anthony Norris won the Wednesday G/90 for November.

Serge Adelson & Michael O'Connor split the U2000 prize. Raja Ghosh and Robert Vinson shared U1500 honors.

Round 4

Norris 0-1 Camejo
Zilbermintz 1-0 Adelson
Macaspac 1-0 Vinson
Rainford 0-1 Ghosh
L. Moreira 0-1 Larry Williams

O'Connor: 1/2 point bye
G. Moreira: 1 point bye

Final Standings:

= 1-3. Camejo, Zilbermintz, Norris 3.0
4. Macaspac 2.5
= 5-8. Adelson, O'Connor, Ghosh, Vinson 2.0
= 9-10. Rainford, G. Moreira 1.5
11. Williams 1.0
12. L. Moreira 0.0

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

West, Macaspac Win Sunday G/30

LM Jim West and NM Arthur Macaspac won Sunday morning's G/30 tournament.

Sumer Maini was tops among the four U1400 players.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Macaspac Wins Saturday G/45

NM Arthur Macaspac won today's G/45 tournament.

Mauricio Camejo, Fermin Arias (best U2000) & Jonathan Aisoni (top U1750) tied for 2nd.

Sunday Lesson Schedule & Rates


With GM Leonid Yudasin

For all ages and strengths.

2:30-7:30 p.m., on the following Sundays:

December 2, 23

January (2013) 6, 13
February 3, 10
March 3, 10
April 7, 14
May 5, 19
June 2, 16
July 14, 21
August 4, 18
September 8, 15
October 13, TBA

$90 per day, $80 members
4-month lesson packages $650

Package includes a free, 4-month Chess Mates membership.
Parents of a participant are free to attend the training.

Snacks included.

Wednesday G/90 Update

Anthony Norris leads our Wednesday G/90 by a full point with 1 round to play.

Round 3

Adelson 0-1 Norris
O'Connor 0-1 Camejo
Ghosh 0-1 Zilbermintz
Vinson 1-0 L. Moreira

1/2 point byes: Macaspac, G. Moreira
0 point bye: Rainford

Standings after 3 of 4 rounds:

1. Norris 3.0
= 2-5. Camejo, Zilbermintz, Adelson, Vinson 2.0
= 6-8. Macaspac, O'Connor, Rainford 1.5
9. Ghosh 1.0
10. G. Moreira 0.5
11. L. Moreira 0.0

Round 4  (November 28)

Norris vs. Camejo
Zilbermintz vs. Adelson
Macaspac vs. Vinson
Rainford vs. O'Connor
G. Moreira vs. Ghosh
L. Moreira vs. house player

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Camejo Wins Saturday Blitz

Maurico Camejo won the Saturday Night Blitz Tourney. Errol Singh was 2nd.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Delay In Submitting Grand Prix Results

Due to problems with the USCF's TD/Affiliate Area, which has been down some 4 hours, we cannot upload data from today's Grand Prix.

Our ailing director, who neglected to bring his flash-drive and must now re-enter all the results into Win-TD, will try again tomorrow morning.

Update 11/18 @ 10:11 a.m. - The event was uploaded to the USCF and submitted for rating at 7:43 a.m. It should appear here by 11 o'clock.

4-Way Tie In Dr. Machan Grand Prix

IM Ilye Figler, LM Sam Barsky, LM Vladimir Polyakin and NM Arthur Macaspac won today's Dr. Luvizminda Machan Grand Prix.

Tony Norris was best U2000. Brandon Ng and Claude Rainford split the U1400 prize.

Claude also scored the biggest upset, with a 4th round win over Karandeep Singh.

Macaspac Wins Friday Blitz

NM Arthur Macaspac won last night's blitz tourney with 5.5/6. Mauricio Camejo was 2nd.

New Schedule Beginning December 1

Beginning December 1, Chess Mates' hours of operation and tournament schedule will be changing.

Our new hours will be:

Sunday... 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Monday... Closed
Tuesday... Closed
Wednesday... 6:00 - 10:30 p.m.
Thursday... Closed
Friday... Closed
Saturday... 12:30 - 9:00 p.m.

Our new events schedule will be:

Sunday... 10:30 a.m. G/25+5d Quads
Wednesday... 7:00 p.m. G/85+5d Swiss (4 rounds, 1 game per week)
Saturday... 1:30 p.m. G/40+5d, 4-round Grand Prix

GM Leonid Yudasin will also be giving lessons on two Sundays per month. The dates will be forthcoming.

For more information, check our website, call us at 732-499-0118 or send an email to

Adelson, Norris Lead G/90 After 2 Rounds

Serge Adelson and Anthony Norris lead Chess Mates November G/90 after 2 rounds of play.

Michael O'Connor and Claude Rainford are a half-point behind.

Round 1 (November 7)

Robert Vinson 0-1 Mauricio Camejo
Adelson 1-0 Leonardo Moreira
Gabriel Moreira 0-1 Norris

1 point bye: NM Arthur Macaspac
1/2 point byes: Lev Zilbermintz, Michael O'Connor, Raja Ghosh, Claude Rainford

Extra Game: L. Moreira 0-1 Vinson

Round 2 (November 14)

Norris 1-0 Macaspac
Camejo 0-1 Adelson
L. Moreira 0-1 O'Connor
G. Moreira 0-1 Vinson

1 point bye: Rainford
1/2 point byes: Zilbermintz, Ghosh

Standings after round 2 of 4:

= 1-2. Adelson, Norris 2.0
= 3-4. O'Connor, Rainford 1.5
= 5-9. Camejo, Macaspac, Zilbermintz, Ghosh,Vinson 1.0
= 10-11. G. Moreira, L. Moreira 0.0

Round 3 is on Wednesday the 21st. The event wraps-up November 28th. Late joins may be accepted.

December 28th Grand Prix Canceled

Chess Mates has canceled the Dr. Luvizminda Machan Grand Prix XI scheduled for Friday, December 28th, because the date in our TLA is incorrect.

We will be running our Winter Camp on the 28th, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and will be closed on Saturday, December 29th.

Chess Mates Winter Camp 12/24-28

Chess Mates Winter Camp with GM Leonid Yudasin

December 24-28, 2012
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. each day

$80 per day, club member
$90 per day, non-member

All 5 days, club member $350
All 5 days, non-member $400

Those registering at least 7 days in advance will receive an additional $5 per day discount.

For more information, click the image, call us at 732-499-0118 or email us at

Sunday G/30 Round-Up

Here is a very brief round-up of our recent Sunday G/30 tournaments:

Oct. 28 - NM Arthur Macaspac won.

Nov. 4 - FM Boris Privman took 1st ahead of Macaspac and LM Jim West. Sergio Flores collected the U2000 prize.

Nov. 11 - GM Leonid Yudasin was victorious.

Mujumdar & Camejo Win Rahway Open II

NM Sameer Mujumdar & expert Mauricio Camejo won last Saturday's Rahway, NJ Open II.

IM Justin Sarkar and NM Arthur Macaspac tied for 3rd. Thomas Elberling and Jonathan Aisoni split the U2000 prize.

Biggest Upset: Aisoni (-238) over Fermin Arias in round 2.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Chess Mates Will Be Open On Sunday

Chess Mates has its electricity back and will be open Sunday. G/30 quads will start at 10:30 a.m. and lessons will begin at 2:30 p.m.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Friday Blitz & Saturday Quads Canceled

Chess Mates is still out of electricity following Hurricane Sandy. Therefore, we are cancelling tonight's Blitz tournament and tomorrow's Quads.

However, if our power comes back on later today, we may run the Saturday G/45, after all. Please check this blog, our Facebook page and your email for possible updates.
GM Yudasin is expected to be teaching Sunday Lessons on Nov. 4th, 11th and 18th. 

Thanks for your continued patronage.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

5-Way In Rahway Open I

IM Ilye Figler, FM Rodion Rubenchik, FM Boris Privman, NM Praveen Balakrishnan and NM Sam Barsky tied for 1st at today's Rahway Open.

Jennifer Acon won the U2000 prize while Chris Farmer earned U1700 honors. Michael O'Connor's 3rd round win over Rishi Rajendran was the biggest upset.

There were 17 participants.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Adelson Wins October G/90

Serge Adelson won the G/90 for October, which wrapped up about an hour ago. NM Arthur Macaspac and Raja Ghosh tied for 2nd, with Raja getting the U2000 prize.

Lou Sturniolo, Claude Rainford and Leonardo Moreira shared U1800 honors. Lou also scored the biggest upset, by beating Michael O'Connor tonight. 

4th round results:

Norris 0-1 Adelson
Ghosh 1-0 Rainford
O'Connor 0-1 Sturniolo
L. Moreira 1-0 G. Moreira
Calandri 0-1 Warrick
Macaspac: 1/2 point bye

Final Standings:

1. Adelson 3.5
= 2-3. Macaspac, Ghosh 3.0
4. Norris 2.5
= 5-7. Sturniolo, L. Moreira, Rainford 2.0
= 8-9. O'Connor, Warrick 1.5
10. G. Moreira 1.0
11. Calandri 0.5

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Macaspac Wins Machan Grand Prix V

NM Arthur Macaspac won yesterday's Dr. Luvizminda Machan Grand Prix V with a perfect 4-0 score.

FM Rodion Rubenchik finished 2nd, NM Sam Barsky took 3rd and FM Boris Privman was 4th.

Jennifer Acon was the U2000 prize-winner. Bill Bluestone captured the U1425 and Biggest Upset awards.

October G/90 - Rounds 2 and 3

Serge Adelson, Arthur Macaspac and Tony Norris lead our October G/90 with 1 round to play. Raja Ghosh and Claude Rainford trail by a half-point.

Round 1 addendum

Norris 1/2 point bye (late-joined)

Round 2 (Oct. 10)

Macaspac 1-0 G. Moreira
L. Moreira 0-1 Adelson
O'Connor 0-1 Norris
Warrick 0-1 Sturniolo
Ghosh 1-0 Calandri
Rainford: 1 point bye 

Round 3 (Oct. 17)

Adelson 1/2-1/2 Macaspac
Sturniolo 0-1 Norris
G. Moreira 0-1 Ghosh
Rainford 1-0 L. Moreira
Warrick 0-1 O'Connor
Calandri: 1/2 point bye

Extra game: Nathan Napper 1-0 Jennifer Acon

Standings after round 3 of 4:

= 1-3. Adelson, Macaspac, Norris 2.5
= 4-5. Ghosh, Rainford 2.0
6. O'Connor 1.5
= 7-9. Sturniolo, G. Moreira, L. Moreira 1.0
= 10-11. Warrick, Calandri 0.5

Pairings for Round 4 (Oct. 24)

Norris - Adelson
Ghosh - Rainford
O'Connor - Sturniolo
L. Moreira - G. Moreira
Calandri - Warrick
Macaspac : 1/2 point bye

Post revised 10/21 @ 4:36 p.m.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Barsky Wins G/40

LM Sam Barsky won yesterday's G/45 G/40. Jonathan Aisoni was the U1850 prize winner.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Sunday Results

Here is a round-up of Sunday's results:

Sergio Flores won the Morning Quad.

Fermin Arias and Thomas Elberling tied for 1st in the Afternoon Quads' top section while Karandeep Singh swept the lower section.

In the evening blitz tourney, Arthur Macaspac and Errol Singh were winners.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

October G/90 - Round 1

Wednesday G/90
October 3, 10, 17, 24

1st Round

Lou Sturniolo 0-1 Arthur Macaspac
Serge Adelson 1-0 Raja Ghosh
Gabriel Calandri 0-1 Leonardo Moreira
Gabriel Moreira 1-0 Claude Rainford

Michael O'Connor and Ralph Warrick received half-point byes.

Standings after round 1 of 4:

= 1-4. Macaspac, Adelson, G. Moreira, L. Moreira 1.0
= 5-6. O'Connor, Warrick 0.5
= 7-10. Sturniolo, Ghosh, Rainford, Calandri 0.0

2nd Round Pairings:

Macaspac - G. Moreira
L. Moreira - Adelson
Warrick - O'Connor
Ghosh - Sturniolo
Rainford - Calandri

Late-joiners are welcome.

Saturday G/45 Results

NM Arthur Macaspac and expert Brandon Nydick won the top section of yesterday's G/45.

Jennifer Acon and Michael O'Connor tied for 1st in section 2.

Sunday Quad Results (9/30)

Lev Zilbermintz was the top section winner of our G/30 on September 30.

Juan Jimenez and Kesava Dhanasekaran tied for 1st in the lower section.

Macaspac & Aisoni G/45 Winners (9/29)

NM Arthur Macaspac and Jonathan Aisoni were section winners in the G/45 held on September 29th.

Arthur won the 10-player top section while Jonathan swept his quad.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Camejo Wins September G/90

Mauricio Camejo won Chess Mates September G/90, with 3.5/4.

Serge Adelson and Michael O'Connor tied for 2nd, as well as top U2100. Ramon Garcia earned the U2000 prize while Kesava Dhanasekaran and Claude Rainford shared U1400 honors.

There were 16 players in all.

Round 4 results, by board:

1. Camejo 1/2-1/2 Adelson
2. West 1-0 Macaspac
3. Pedersen 0-1 O'Connor
4. R. Garcia 1-0 Ghosh
5. K. Cohen 0-1 Dhanasekaran
6. Iyer 0-1 Rainford
7. L. Moreira 1-0 Gabriel Moreira (house player)

Zlbermintz: 1/2 point bye

Final Standings:

1. Camejo 3.5
= 2-3. Adelson, O'Connor 3.0
= 4-6. West, Zilbermintz, R. Garcia 2.5
= 7-9. Macaspac, Rainford, Dhanasekaran 2.0
= 10-11. Pedersen, Ghosh 1.5
= 12-14. K. Cohen, Iyer, L. Moreira 1.0

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Wednesday G/90 - Round 3

3rd round results

Zilbermintz 0-1 Camejo
Adelson 0-1 1-0 West
Macaspac 1-0 Garcia
Ghosh 1/2-1/2 Pedersen
Iyer 0-1 O'Connor
Rainford 1/2-1/2Cohen
Dhanasekaran 1-0 L. Moreira

Acon and Arias withdrew. Their byes for rounds 1 and 2 were erased.

Standings, after round 3 of 4

1. Camejo 3.0
2. Adelson 2.5
= 3-5. Macaspac, Zilbermintz, O'Connor  2.0
= 6-9. West, Garcia, Pedersen, Ghosh 1.5
= 10-13. Cohen, Rainford, Dhanasekaran, Iyer 1.0
14. L. Moreira 0.0

4th round pairings, by board

1. Camejo-Adelson
2. West-Macaspac
3. Pedersen-O'Connor
4. Garcia-Ghosh
6. Iyer-Rainford
7. Moreira vs. house player

Zilbermintz: 1/2 point bye

post corrected 9/23 @ 8:59 p.m.

3-Way Tie In Dr. Machan Grand Prix

IM Ilye Figler, FM Boris Privman and NM Arthur Macaspac tied for 1st in yesterday's Dr. Luvizminda Machan Grand Prix.

Ari Minkov (1993) was 4th. Ramon Garcia (1906) & Michael O'Connor (1739) split the U2000 prize. Kevin Huang (1516) was the U1600 winner. U1250 honors went to Alexander Xue (1245 on the September supplement) and Darshan Patel (910).

Alexander Xue also scored the biggest upset. In round 1 he defeated Howard Weiss, who out-rated him by more than 700 points.

20 players participated.

Weiss Wins Sunday G/30

Expert Howard Weiss ended a 13-year absence from tournament chess by winning last Sunday's G/30 at Chess Mates.

Jennifer Acon was 2nd. Juan Jimenez and Kesava Dhanasekaran split the U1400 prize.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Saturday Quad Results

Yesterday's G/45 Quad winners were, by section:

1 - FM Boris Privman (2298), NM Arthur Macaspac (2169) and Mauricio Camejo (2031)
2 - Fermin Arias (1924)
3 - Michael Berrios (1392) and Jose Mausisa (964)

G/90 Update

Our Wednesday G/90 now has 16 14 players as Serge Adelson, Ken Cohen, Claude Rainford, Jennifer Acon and Fermin Arias late-joined.

2nd round results

Garcia 1/2-1/2 West
O'Connor 0-1 Zilbermintz
Camejo 1-0 Iyer
Cohen 0-1 Adelson
Pedersen 1-0 L. Moreira
Rainford 0-1 Macaspac
Ghosh 1-0 Dhanasekaran

Acon & Arias received half-point byes

Standings, after round 2 of 4

= 1-2. Camejo, Zilbermintz 2.0
= 3-5. West, Garcia, Adelson 1.5
= 6-10. Macaspac, Pedersen, Acon, Arias, O'Connor, Ghosh, Iyer 1.0
= 11-12. Cohen, Rainford 0.5
= 13-14. L. Moreira, Dhanasekaran 0.0

3rd round pairings, by board

1. Zilbermintz-Camejo
2. Adelson-West
3. Macaspac-Garcia
4. Ghosh-Pedersen
5. Iyer-O'Connor
6. Rainford-Cohen
7. Dhanasekaran-Moreira
8. Acon-Arias

Our Friday G/90 has been canceled. Starting on 9/21 we will be running blitz tournaments every Friday night.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Monday, September 10, 2012

Temporary E-Mail Address

Because of the GoDaddy attack, our regular e-mail address isn't working.
To contact us call 732-499-0118 or 760-583-8429.
For now, please send emails to
Thanks for your patience during the outage.

Website Down After Hacker Attack On GoDaddy

Our website is down due to a hacker's attack on host GoDaddy.

We apologize for the inconvenience but the situation is beyond our control.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Acon & Pedersen Win G/30

Jennifer Acon and Roger Pedersen won today's G/30 with 2.5/3.

Privman Wins Saturday Tourney

FM Boris Privman won yesterday's G/40. Ramon Garcia tied for 2nd and received the U2000 prize.

Website's Calendar Is Back Online

Our website's calendar is back online after a publishing failure on Friday night. Thanks to those who alerted us.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Wednesday G/90 - Round 1

Chess Mates Wednesday G/90
September 5-26

Round 1

LM James West (2200) 1-0 Roger Pedersen (1927)
Michael O'Connor (1780) 1-0 NM Arthur Macaspac (2135)
Lev Zilbermintz (2054) 1-0 Raja Ghosh (1374 p)
Leonardo Moreira (1199 p*) 0-1 Mauricio Camejo (2094)
Ramon Garcia (1997) 1-0 Kesava Dhanasekaran (437 p)
Aditya Iyer (321 p*) 1-0 Juan Jimenez (983, house player)

Serge Adelson (1914): 1/2 point bye.

* = Rating from September supplement

Standings, after round 1 of 4

= 1-6. West, Camejo, Zilbermintz, Garcia, O'Connor, Iyer
7. Adelson 0.5
= 8-12. Macaspac, Pedersen, Ghosh, L. Moreira, Dhanasekaran 0.0

Round 2 Pairings (subject to change)

Garcia - West
O'Connor - Zilbermintz
Camejo - Iyer
Macaspac - Adelson
Pedersen - L. Moreira
Ghosh - Dhanasekaran

Sunday G/30 Results

Sam Barsky won the open section of our Sunday G/30. Runner-up Mauricio Camejo won the U2050 prize. There was a 3-way tie for 1st in the scholastic section.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Saturday Quads Results

Yesterday's G/45 Quads attracted 16 players. Arthur Macaspac, Sam Barsky and Vladimir Polyakin tied for 1st in the top group. William Greif was clear winner in section 2.

Antoine Khan and Harpal Maini won section 3, which was run as an 8-player swiss. Karandeep Singh and Ramneek Singh split the U1200 prize.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

I. Zhurbinskiy Wins Saturday G/45

Ilya Zhurbinskiy won yesterday's G/45. Mauricio Camejo and NM Arthur Macaspac tied for 2nd.
Thomas Elberling (U2000) and David Zhurbinsky (U1700) collected class prizes. Jose Mausisa scored the Biggest Upset.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

West & Macaspac Win Wednesday G/90

Masters Jim West and Arthur Macaspac won our Wednesday G/90 for August. Michael O'Connor was 3rd.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Bartell & Rubenchik Win Grand Prix

FIDE Masters Tom Bartell and Rodion Rubenchik tied for 1st in yesterday's Dr. Luvizminda Machan Grand Prix III.

There was a 6-way tie for 3rd among IM Ilye Figler, FM Boris Privman, Lev Zilbermintz, Sergio Flores, Jeremiah Williams and Thomas Elberling. The latter 4 shared U2200 honors.

Nicole Yen (1070) won the U1800 and biggest upset prizes. In the last round she defeated 1897-rated Jeyson Flores!

Sarah Yen (993) had the top U1400 score and Kesava Dhanasekaran (497) was best U1000.

There were 26 players in all, a Chess Mates record. The previous high was 20 on July 18, 2010.

Congratulations to all the prize-winners and thanks to everyone for playing.

Macaspac Wins Sunday G/30

Arthur Macaspac won the Sunday G/30 on August 12th.

Tony Norris and Frank Bloise tied for 2nd. Larry Li was the U1200 Prize winner.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Privman, Macaspac Win Saturday G/45

FM Boris Privman and NM Arthur Macaspac tied for 1st in yesterday's G/45.

5 players, including LM Jim West, tied for 3rd.

Prize list:
1st place: Privman, Macaspac
U2000: Sergio Flores, Thomas Elberling, Jonathan Aisoni
U1600: Gaby Marani
Biggest Upset: Eric Lu (-530 over Mauricio Camejo)

Monday, August 6, 2012

Zilbermintz Wins Sunday Blitz Tourneys

We had a pair of G/5 tournaments yesterday and Lev Zilbermintz won both.

Blitz #1: Zilbermintz 2, Shawn Moss 1, Kesava Dhanasekaran 0
Blitz #2: Zilbermintz 2.5, Arthur Macaspac 2.0, Sundar Swaminathan 1.0, Srinivasan Ramanujam 0.5

Saturday Quads

Sam Barsky (2160), Aaron Jacobson (1833) and Alis Amparo (1453) were clear winners in our Saturday G/45 Quads.

Gaby Marani (1559) & Eric Lu (1518) tied for 1st in section 3.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Lu Wins Sunday G/30

Eric Lu won our Sunday G/30. Juan Jimenez was the U1200 prize winner.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Macaspac Wins Friday G/90

NM Arthur Macaspac won the Friday G/90 for July. Lev Zilbermintz was 2nd. Jun Tang was the top U1600 scorer.

Round 3 (7/20)
Zilbermintz 1-0 J. Tang
Macaspac 1-0 Vinson
Kesava Dhanasekaran 0-1 An. Tang

Rainford withdrew

Round 4
Vinson 0-1 J. Tang
An. Tang 0-1 Arthur
Kesava Dhanasekaran 0-1 Albert Tang 

Zilbermintz: 1/2 point bye

Final Standings:
1. Macaspac 3.5
2. Zilbermintz 3.0
= 3-4. J. Tang, Rainford 1.5
= 5-8. Vinson, An. Tang, Al. Tang, Dhanasekaran 1.0

West Wins Wednesday G/90

LM James West won our Wednesday G/90 for July. Serge Adelson (top U2000) and Lou Sturniolo tied for 2nd. The U1600 prize went to Ken Cohen.

Round 3 (7/18)
Adelson 0-1 West
Macaspac +- Rainford
Ghosh 0-1 Sturniolo
O'Connor 1-0 Sohal

Cohen: 1/2 point bye
Vinson: 1 point bye
Mendonca withdrew (byes rescinded)

Round 4 (7/25)
West 1-0 O'Connor
Macaspac 0-1 Adelson
Sturniolo +- Rainford
Cohen 1-0 Vinson
Ghosh -+ Sohal

Final Standings
1. West 3.5
= 2-3. Adelson, Sturniolo 3.0
4. Macaspac 2.5
5. Cohen 2.0
= 6-8. O'Connor, Rainford, Sohal 1.5
= 9-10. Vinson, Ghosh 1.0 

The event was submitted for rating this morning.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Balakrishnan Wins Sunday G/30

Praveen Balakrishnan won today's G/30. NM Arthur Macaspac and Alex Schwartzberg tied for 2nd. Alex was also the top U1600 scorer.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Figler Wins July Grand Prix

IM Ilye Figler won today's Dr. Luvizminda Machan Grand Prix tournament at Chess Mates.

IM Justin Sarkar and FM Boris Privman tied for 2nd. LM James West, NM Arthur Macaspac and Kevin Dresher tied for 4th place. Arthur and Kevin also had the top U2200 scores.

Brandon Jacobson was the U1800 prize recipient.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Privman Wins Saturday G/45

Boris Privman won our Saturday G/45. Lev Zilbermintz and Gaby Marani (the U1800 prize winner) tied for 2nd.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Friday G/90 Update

NM Arthur Macaspac, expert Lev Zilbermintz and Claude Rainford lead the Friday G/90 for July at its midway mark.

Round 1

Anthony Tang 0-1 Robert Vinson

1/2 point byes: Macaspac, Zilbermintz, Rainford, Jun Tang, Kesava Dhanasekaran

Round 2

Vinson 0-1 Zilbermintz
J. Tang 0-1 Macaspac
Rainford 1-0 An. Tang
Dhanasekaran: 1/2 point bye

Standings, after 2 of 4 rounds:

= 1-3. Macaspac, Zilbermintz, Rainford 1.5
= 4-5. Vinson, Dhanasekaran 1.0
6. J. Tang 0.5
7. An. Tang 0.0

Pairings for round 3:

Arthur vs. Robert
Lev vs Claude
Anthony vs Jun

Wednesday G/90 Update

Serge Adelson leads the Wednesday G/90 for July at its halfway point. LM Jim West, NM Arthur Macaspac and Claude Rainford are tied for 2nd.

Round 1

West 1-0 Lou Sturniolo
Robert Vinson 0-1 Macaspac
Adelson 1-0 Ken Cohen

1/2 point byes: Michael O'Connor, Schnaider Mendonca, Raja Ghosh, Claude Rainford, Bhupinder Sohal

Round 2

Macaspac 1/2-1/2 West
O'Connor 0-1 Adelson
Sturniolo 1-0 Vinson
Cohen 1/2-1/2 Ghosh

Rainford 1-0 Sohal
Mendonca: 1/2 point bye

Standings, after 2 of 4 weeks:

 1. Adelson 2.0
= 2-4. West, Macaspac, Rainford 1.5
= 5-7. Sturniolo, Mendonca, Ghosh 1.0
= 8-10. O'Connor, Cohen, Sohal 0.5
11. Vinson 0.0

Pairings for round 3:

Serge vs. Jim
Claude vs. Arthur
Raja vs. Lou
Schnaider vs. Michael
Bhupinder vs. Ken
Robert vs. Shawn Moss (house player)

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Macaspac Wins Sunday G/30

Arthur Macaspac won Sunday's G/30. Larry Williams and Shawn Moss split the U1600 prize.

Flores Wins Saturday G/45

Sergio Flores won Saturday's G/45, with a 3-0 score. Alis Amparo and Alvin Song split the U1700 prize.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Adelson Wins Club Championship

Serge Adelson won Chess Mates Club Championship last night.

LM Jim West finished 2nd. Lev Zilbermintz was the U2200 prize winner and Robert Vinson took U1600 honors.

Final Standings:

1. Adelson 4.0
2. West 3.5
3. Zilbermintz 3.0
= 4-5. Macaspac, Norris 2.5
= 6-8. Pedersen, Moldovan, Vinson 2.0
= 9-11. Race, Renna, Mendonca 1.5
= 12-14. O'Connor, Warrick, Ghosh 1.0

4th round results, by board:

1. Adelson 1-0 Macaspac
2. West 1-0 Norris
3. Mendonca 0-1 Zilbermintz
4. Pedersen 1-0 Moldovan
5. O'Connor 0-1 Race
6. Vinson 1-0 Ghosh
Renna: 1 point bye
Warrick: 0 point bye

R. Pedersen 1927 - J. Moldovan 1823
C07 French Defense
Tarrasch Variation

Congratulations Serge, Lev and Robert! Thanks to all for playing and being Chess Mates members!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Corrected Pairings

Here are the corrected pairings for tomorrow night's final round of the Chess Mates Championship:
1. Adelson-Macaspac
2. West-Norris
3. Pedersen-Moldovan
4. Mendonca-Zilbermintz
5. Vinson-Ghosh
6. O'Connor-Race
7. Renna vs. house player
Warrick: 0 point bye

Ties for trophies will be broken by a G/25 game and, if necessary, then G/15 & G/5.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Final Round Pairings?

Here are the preliminary, final pairings for the 2012 Chess Mates Championship, as made by WIN-TD:

1. Adelson, Serge (3.0) - West, James R (2.5)
2. Macaspac, Arthur M (2.5) - Zilbermintz, Lev (2.0)
3. Norris, Anthony (2.5) - Moldovan, John (2.0)
4. Pedersen, Roger E (1.0) - Mendonca, Schnaider (1.5)
5. O'Connor, Michael (1.0) - Ghosh, Raja (1.0)
6. Vinson, Robert D (1.0) - Warrick, Ralph (1.0)
7. Race, Doran (0.5) - Renna, Joe (0.5)

Jun Tang Wins Sunday G/30

Jun Tang won yesterday's G/30 at Chess Mates while Arthur Macaspac swept a match vs. Lev Zilbermintz.

Club Championship Update

Tony Norris won his 3rd round game vs. Michael O'Connor.

Updated Standings:

1. Adelson 3.0
= 2-4. West, Macaspac, Norris 2.5
= 5-6. Zilbermintz, Moldovan 2.0
7. Mendonca 1.5
= 8-12. Pedersen, O'Connor, Warrick, Vinson, Ghosh 1.0
= 13-14. Race, Renna 0.5

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Norris Wins Dr. Machan Grand Prix

Anthony Norris celebrated his birthday in fine style, winning today's Dr. Luvizminda Machan Grand Prix tournament and achieving a personal best 2011 rating.

Alexander Crump was 2nd. LM Jim West, Lev Zilbermintz and Fermin Arias tied for 3rd.

Brandon Jacobson (U1800) and Robert Vinson (U1400) won class trophies.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Grand Prix Tomorrow

Our 4-round Grand Prix tournament starts tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. Registration begins at 12:30. Two byes per player are permitted. Must commit before round 2.

See our sidebar for details.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Chess Mates Championship - Round 3

Serge Adelson is the Club Championship leader with one round to go.

Results, by board:

1. Macaspac 1/2-1/2 West
2. Mendonca 0-1 Adelson
3. Norris vs. O'Connor
4. Zilbermintz 1-0 Pedersen
5. Moldovan 1-0 Race
6. Ghosh 1-0 Renna

Warrick: 1/2-point bye
Vinson: 1 point bye

The following game was interesting, closely-fought and very well played game until Black blundered on move 40:

John Moldovan 1823 - Doran Race 1931
A24 English Opening

Standings, pending the Norris-O'Connor result:

1. Adelson 3.0
= 2-3. West, Macaspac 2.5
= 4-5. Zilbermintz, Moldovan 2.0
= 6-7. Norris, Mendonca 1.5
= 8-12. Pedersen, O'Connor, Warrick, Vinson, Ghosh 1.0
= 13-14. Race, Renna 0.5

Race Wins Sunday G/30

Doran Race won our Sunday G/30. Juan Jimenez was the U1400 prize-winner.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Privman Wins Saturday G/45

Boris Privman won yesterday's G/45, a half-point ahead of Aaron Jacobson.

Next Saturday's tournament will be a 4-round Grand Prix with $500 in guaranteed prizes.

4-Way Tie In Friday G/90

Our Friday G/90 for June ended in a 4-way tie as Robert Vinson defeated Michael O'Connor in the final round. The others earning a share of 1st were Ralph Warrick and Schnaider Mendonca.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Chess Mates Championship - Round 2

Jim West, Arthur Macaspac and Serge Adelson lead our Club Championship at its halfway point.

3 more players late-joined: Doran Race, Tony Norris and Ralph Warrick, making a total of 14.

Results, by board:

1. West 1-0 Zilbermintz
2. Pedersen 0-1 Macaspac
3. Race 0-1 Adelson
4. Renna 0-1 Norris
5. Warrick 0-1 Mendonca
6. Ghosh -+ O'Connor
7. Moldovan 1-0 Vinson

One of the games:

John Moldovan 1823 - Robert Vinson 1456
E58 Nimzo-Indian Defense
Rubinstein Variation

Standings, after 2 rounds of 4:

= 1-3. West, Macaspac, Adelson 2.0
= 4-5. Norris, Mendonca 1.5
= 6-9. Zilbermintz, Pedersen, O'Connor, Moldovan 1.0
= 10-12. Race, Warrick, Renna 0.5
= 13-14. Vinson, Ghosh 0.0

Monday, June 11, 2012

Camejo Wins Sunday G/30

Maurico Camejo won Sunday's G/30 with a perfect 3-0 score. Fermin Arias tied for 2nd with U1600 winner Juan Jimenez.

Camejo also won a recent match vs. Donald Battle.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

West Wins Saturday G/45

LM James West won yesterday's G/45.

Jim West
Boris Privman
Arthur Macaspac
Jose Mausisa

Friday G/90 Update

Michael O'Connor leads our Friday G/90 for June, which is being run as a 3-round quad and will finish this week.

Round 1
Ralph Warrick 1-0 Robert Vinson
O'Connor: 1/2 point bye
Schnaider Mendonca: 1/2 point bye

Round 2
O'Connor 1-0 Warrick
Vinson 1/2-1/2 Mendonca

1. O'Connor 1.5, = 2-3. Warrick & Mendonca 1.0, 4. Vinson 0.5

Round 3 (June 15)
Warrick vs. Mendonca, O'Connor vs. Vinson

Note: Colors for the games were not available at press time.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Chess Mates Championship - Round 1 Addendum

LM James West, Lev Zilbermintz, Roger Pedersen & Serge Adelson lead after 1 round of play in Chess Mates Club Championship.

Here is the full list of results from last night:

Michael O'Connor 0-1 West, Zilbermintz 1-0 Moldovan, Robert Vinson 0-1 Pedersen, Adelson 1-0 Raja Ghosh, NM Arthur Macaspac 1/2 1 point bye.

Round 2 is next Wednesday (June 13) at 7 p.m. Late-joiners are welcome.

Update 6/9 at 10:06 a.m.: Schnaider Mendonca and Joe Renna have entered. They get half-point byes for round 1. Pairings for round 2 will be made Wednesday night.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Chess Mates Championship - Round 1

Serge Adelson and Lev Zilbermintz were among the winners in tonight's opening round of Chess Mates' Club Championship.

Here is one of the games:

L. Zilbermintz 2046 - John Moldovan 1823

C00 French Defense
Alapin Gambit

More results will follow.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Chess Mates To Hold Grand Prix On 6/23

Starting June 23rd, Chess Mates will be running a 4-round grand prix tournament on one Saturday every month.

Here are the details for the June event:

Dr. Luvizminda Machan Grand Prix I
Saturday, June 23, 2012
GPP: 10

Format: 4-SS
Time Control: G/40;d5
Registration 12:30-1:25 p.m.
Rounds: 1:30, 3:15, 5:00, 6:45 p.m.
Byes: 2 per player allowed. Must commit before round 2.

EF: $40 non-members/ $30 members
Prizes: 1st place $200, 2nd place $150, 3rd place $100, 4th place $50.  Trophies will go to the top-scoring U2200, U1800, U1400, U1000

Information: (732) 499-0118, (760) 583-8429,

Crump Wins Saturday G/45

Alexander Crump of NY won today's G/45 with 2½ points.

Alexander Crump
Jim West
Lev Zilbermintz
Mina Awad

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Norris Wins Friday G/90

Anthony Norris won the Friday G/90 for May. Ralph Warrick tied for 2nd and collected the U1600 prize.

Round 4:

Norris 1/2-1/2 Zilbermintz
Warrick 1-0 Sohal
O'Connor 1 point bye

Final Standings:

1. Norris 3.0, = 2-4. Zilbermintz, O'Connor & Warrick 2.5, 5. Sohal 1.0

Friday, May 25, 2012

West Wins Wednesday G/90

LM James West won the Wednesday G/90 for May. Roger Pedersen and Michael O'Connor tied for 2nd.

Round 4:

Adelson 0-1 West
O'Connor 1/2-1/2 Pedersen
Vinson 1/2 point bye.
Mendonca 1 point bye.

Final Standings:

1. West 3.5, = 2-3. Pedersen, O'Connor 2.5, 4. Adelson 2.0. = 5-6. Vinson, Mendonca 1.0

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Chess Mates Championship Starts June 6th!

Chess Mates Club Championship starts on Wednesday, June 6th!

Here are the details:

June 6, 13, 20, 27 (1 game per week)
4-SS, G/90
All rounds begin at 7 p.m.
Chess Mates Membership required.

EF: $25
Guaranteed Prizes: 1st - $150 & Trophy, U2200 - $75 & Trophy, U1600 - $75 & Trophy.

Chess Magnet School JGP.

Information: (732) 499-0118, (760) 583-8429,

Friday G/90 - Round 3


O'Connor 0-1 Norris
Sohal -+ Zilbermintz
Warrick 1 point bye

Standings entering this Friday's finale:

1. Norris 2.5, 2. Zilbermintz 2.0, 3. O'Connor & Warrick 1.5, 5. Sohal 1.0

Expected pairings on 5/25:

Norris - Zilbermintz
Warrick - Sohal
O'Connor 1 point bye

Wednesday G/90 - Round 3


West 1-0 Pedersen
Adelson 1-0 Mendonca
Vinson 1/2 point bye
O'Connor 1/2 point bye 

Standings entering tonight's final round:

1. West 2.5, = 2-4. Pedersen, Adelson, O'Connor 2.0, 5. Vinson 0.5, 6. Mendonca 0.0

Expected Pairings:

Adelson vs. West
O'Connor vs. Pedersen
Vinson 1/2 point bye.
Mendonca 1 point bye.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Summer Camps

Chess Mates first Summer Camp of 2012 will be held June 25-29. Eight others will be run in July, August and early September.

Click the image below to enlarge it and view the details.

New Lesson Schedule & Rates

Starting June 1st, Chess Mates' lesson schedules and rates will change.

Each lesson package (Saturday, Sunday or Weekday) will be 4 months in length and include a 4-month Chess Mates membership.

The schedule and rates are listed below. Click image to enlarge.

Our Saturday and Sunday Camps are being discontinued.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Wednesday Pairing Change

Michael O'Connor (.5 bye) will not be able to play this Wednesday.  Instead of Serge playing Michael, it will be Serge vs. Schnaider.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Friday G/90 Update

Anthony Norris and Michael O'Connor lead the Friday G/90 at its halfway point.

May 4th:
Lev Zilbermintz 1/2-1/2 O'Connor
Ralph Warrick 1/2-1/2 Norris
Bhupinder Sohal received a 1 point bye.

May 11th:
Norris 1-0 Sohal
O'Connor 1-0 Warrick
Zilbermintz took a half-point bye.

Standings entering round 3:
= 1-2. Norris & O'Connor 1.5, = 3-4. Zilbermintz & Sohal 1.0, 5. Warrick 0.5

Updated Pairings for May 18th:
O'Connor - Norris
Sohal - Zilbermintz
Warrick will receive a full point bye.

Please note the colors John listed on the whiteboard at Chess Mates are incorrect!

Wednesday G/90 Update

Roger Pedersen leads the Wednesday G/90 after 2 rounds of play. LM Jim West and Michael O'Connor are a half-point back.

May 2nd:
West 1/2-1/2 O'Connor
Schnaider Mendonca 0-1 Pedersen
Serge Adelson 1-0 Robert Vinson

May 9th:
Pedersen 1-0 Adelson
Vinson 0-1 West
O'Connor 1-0 Mendonca

Standings entering round 3:
1. Pedersen 2.0, = 2-3. West & O'Connor 1.5, 4. Adelson 1.0, = 5-6. Mendonca & Vinson 0.0

Pairings for May 16th:
West vs. Pedersen
Adelson vs. O'Connor
Vinson is taking a half-point bye.
Mendonca is receiving a 1 point bye.

Saturday G/45 Results

Boris Privman and Sam Barsky were joint-winners in the top section of yesterday's G/45. Andy Chen and Michael O'Connor shared 1st place in section 2.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Recent Results Rundown

  • NM Boris Privman won the top quad in the Saturday G/45 on April 28th. Mina Awad, James L. Harrison & Dominic Mirarchi tied for 1st in Section 2.
  • Jeremy Payano, Maya Arengo & Rio Arengo shared the top spot in the Apr. 29th Scholastic G/30.
  • GM Leonid Yudasin won the Open G/30 & Sunday Blitz tournaments on April 29th. NM Maraj Daftani was 2nd in the G/5.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Camp Tourney Correction Update

A time-control correction to the Spring Break Camp I Tourney was submitted to the USCF on April 23. We are still waiting for them to rate the event as a G/30.

New Schedule

Starting May 1, Chess Mates will be closed on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The only exception is a Memorial Weekend Camp session on Mon. 5/28.

Our regular schedule of events will be:

Wednesdays - Lesson 5 p.m., G/90 7 p.m.
Fridays -  Lesson 5 p.m., G/90 7 p.m.
Saturdays - Camp 9 a.m., G/45 Quads 1:30 p.m, Blitz Tournament 7 p.m.
Sundays - Camp 10 a.m., G/30 Quads 3:00 p.m, Advanced Lesson 6:10 p.m., Blitz Tournament 7:15 p.m.

The entry fees for the G/30 and G/45 quads will be $20 members, $15 non-members.

Prizes will be $55 for 1st place in each section.

For more information, see our website or call us at 732-499-0118.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Macaspac Wins April G/90

NM Arthur Macaspac won Chess Mates' April G/90.

4th round results:

Mendonca 0-1 Macaspac
Vinson 0-1 West
Adelson 0-1 O'Connor

Final standings:
1. Macaspac 4.0, 2. West 3.0, =3-4 Adelson, O'Connor 2.0, =5-6 Mendonca, Vinson 0.5

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Memorial Weekend Camp

Chess Mates will be running a camp on Memorial Day Weekend (May 26-28).

West Wins Saturday G/45

LM Jim West won yesterday's G/45 with a 3-0 score. William Graif, Nicolas Checa and Jonathan Aisoni tied for 2nd.

Friday, April 20, 2012

April G/90 - Round 3

Here are the 3rd round results from our April G/90:
Jim West 0-1 Arthur Macaspac
Serge Adelson 0-1 Michael O'Connor
Schnaider Mendonca 1/2-1/2 Robert Vinson
Standings entering the last round: 1. Macaspac 3.0, 2-3. West & O'Connor 2.0, 4. Adelson 1.0, 5-6. Vinson, Mendonca 0.5
Pairings for Wednesday, April 25th: Michael-Arthur, Robert-Jim & Schnaider-Serge.

Weekend Results

LM James West and expert Jason Shih were section winners in last Saturday's G/45 Quads.

GM Leonid Yudasin won the Sunday G/30 tournament and Blitz tournaments.

Spring Break Camp I Tourney

Gabriel Calandri was the top scorer in our Spring Break Camp I tourney. He lost just once in 8 games.

Advait Manur (best discipline) and Lui Gardner (best sportman) also won awards.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

April G/90 - Round 2

Here are the 2nd round results from our April G/90:

Michael O'Connor 0-1 James West
Schnaider Mendona 0-1 Arthur Macaspac
Robert Vinson 0-1 Ralph Warrick (house player)

Serge Adelson late-joined and received half-point byes for the first 2 weeks.

At the halfway point, the standings are:
= 1-2. West & Macaspac 2.0
= 3-4.  Adelson & O'Connor 1.0
= 5-6. Mendonca & Vinson 0.0

The scheduled pairings for round 3, on Wednesday 4/18, are: West-Macaspac, Adelson-O'Connor and Mendonca-Vinson.

Weekend Results

Here is a quick wrap-up of events held on Easter weekend:
  • LM James West & Jun Tang were section winners in the Saturday G/45 Quads.
  • Juan Jimenez won the Sunday Scholastic G/30.
  • Jim West, NM Arthur Macaspac & Mauricio Camejo shared first in Sunday's G/15 tourney.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

April G/90 - Round 1

Here are the 1st round results from our April G/90:

Jim West 1-0 Schnaider Mendonca
Michael O'Connor 1-0 Robert Vinson

Arthur Macaspac had the bye.

The scheduled pairings for round 2, on Wednesday 4/11, are: O'Connor-West, Mendona-Macaspac & Vinson vs. house player.