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
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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.