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.

For more information, please visit
our web site, email us, or call us at 760-583-8429

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.

Macaspac-Zilbermintz II

Arthur Macaspac and Lev Zilbermintz played a G/30 match on April 1st. Arthur won 2-0.

Munoz-Avila Wins Scholastic G/30

Angel Munoz-Avila won the Scholastic G/30 on April 1st.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

O'Connor & Aisoni G/45 Quad Winners

Michael O'Connor and Jonathan Aisoni swept their sections in yesterday's G/45 Quads.

Michael had a 2602 performance and raised his rating 113 points!!! Here is his 11-move, last-round win:

[Event "Chess Mates G/45 Quads"]
[Site "Rahway, NJ"]
[Date "2012.03.31"]
[Round "3"]
[White "O'Connor, Michael"]
[Black "Dewelde, Jarrett"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B27"]
[WhiteElo "1717"]
[BlackElo "1810"]
[PlyCount "21"]
[EventDate "2012.03.31"]
[EventType "tourn"]
[EventRounds "3"]
[EventCountry "USA"]
[SourceDate "2012.04.01"]

1. e4 g6 2. d4 Bg7 3. Nc3 c5 4. Nf3 Qa5 5. Be2 Nc6 6. O-O Nxd4 7. Nxd4 Bxd4 8.Nb5 Bg7 9. Bf4 d6 10. Bxd6 exd6 11. Qxd6 1-0