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This blog covers events at the Chess Mates Chess Club,
which is now located at 75 East Cherry Street, Suite 10A in Rahway, N.J.

For more information, please visit
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Monday, January 30, 2012

Saturday Camps

Beginning this week, Chess Mates will be holding camps every Saturday from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. The price is $55 for members, $60 for non-members. Lunch and a snack is included. Those registering 4 days in advance will receive a $5 discount.

Weekend Wrap-Up

Arthur Macaspac won our Saturday G/45. Maurico Camejo was 2nd.

GM Leonid Yudasin won yesterday's Open G/30. Errol Singh was the runner-up.

Karandeep Singh won the Scholastic G/30 ahead of Kapil Kanakaraj and Rameek Singh.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Wednesday G/90 Update

Doran Race and Arthur Macaspac drew. There is one game left: Macaspac-Bliznikas.

Standings:  1. Race 2.0/3, 2. Macaspac 1.0/2, Bliznikas 1.0/2 and Mangion 1.0/3.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Sunday G/30 Results

14 players took part in yesterday's G/30. Justin Sarkar won section 1 by beating GM Leonid Yudasin in the final round. Sam Barsky and Errol Singh tied for first in section 2. Karandeep Singh was section 3's winner.

Camejo Wins Saturday G/45

Maurico Camejo won Saturday's G/45 with a 3-0 score.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Wednesday Tourney Update

In Round 3 of our Wednesday G/90, on Jan. 18th, Ziggy Bliznikas defeated Ian Mangion. The game between Arthur Macaspac and Doran Race was postponed.

Standings:  1. Race 1.5/2, 2. Bliznikas 1.0/2 & Mangion 1.0/3, 4. Macaspac 0.5/1

Sunday Camp

Chess Mates will be running its Sunday Camp & Quads from 10 a.m-6 p.m. today.



Camp: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Scholastic Quads: 3-6 p.m.
Fee: $80 members, $90 non-members
Lunch, snacks & entry to the quads included.

Instructors: GM Leonid Yudasin & NM Arthur Macaspac

For more details, right-click the image below and open it in a new tab or window

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Lost And Found?!

Recently, while searching for a help file on our hosting site, we stumbled upon a game that Frank Bloise submitted to our feedback page in 2010... at 5:31:27 (GMT) on 9/21/2010, to be exact!

Belatedly, here it is, sans notes:

NM Arthur Macaspac 2101 - Frank Bloise 1566
Rahway, NJ
9/19/2010 

E32 Nimzo-Indian Defense
Classical Variation with 4...b6
(by transposition)

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 b6 3. Nc3 e6 4. e4 Bb4 5. Bd3 Bb7 6. Qc2 Nc6 7. Nf3 Ne7 8. O-O Rc8 9. a3 Bxc3 10. bxc3 d6 11. Bg5 Neg8 12. Rfe1 h6 13. Bh4 c5 14. e5 g5 15. Nxg5 hxg5 16. Bxg5 Rxh2 17. Bxf6? Rxg2+ -+ 18. Kf1 Nxf6 19. exf6 Qxf6 20. d5 Rh2 21. Be4 Qh4 22. Bg2 Ke7 23. Re4 Qg5 24. f4 Qh6 25. Rae1 Rg8 26. R1e2 Rhxg2 27. Rxg2 Qh1+ 0-1



Our apologies to Frank for not noticing his notable win before. The Feedback page was removed from the Chess Mates website a long time ago.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Wednesday Results

In Round 2 of our Wednesday G/90, Arthur Macaspac and Ian Mangion played to a draw while Doran Race defeated Ziggy Bliznikas.

Standings:  1. Race 1.5/2, 2. Mangion 1.0/2, 3. Macaspac 0.5/1, 4. Bliznikas 0.0/1

Round 3 will see Ziggy vs. Ian and Doran vs. Arthur (colors to be determined by toss).

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Mid-Winter Camp

Chess Mates will be holding a Mid-Winter Chess Camp February 21-24. To view details and rates, please right-click the image below and open it in a new tab or window.
This camp will be Tuesday thru Friday. We will be closed on Monday, Feb. 20, as well as 2/16-19.

Sunday Camps

Chess Mates runs camps every Sunday (expect for Feb. 19), from 10 a.m - 3 p.m. To view details, right-click the image below and open it in a new tab or click here.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Sunday Results

Angel Munoz-Avila won Sunday's Scholastic G/30, ahead of Juan Jimenez and Nicholas Wang.
GM Leonid Yudasin won the Open G/30.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

3-Way Tie In Saturday G/45

Anthony Norris, Ari Minkov and Arthur Macaspac tied for 1st in yesterday's G/45 Quad.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Wednesday Results

In Round 1 of our Wednesday G/90, Doran Race & Ian Mangion played to a draw while Arthur Macaspac vs. Ziggy Bliznikas was adjourned.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Sunday Results

Here are the results of Sunday's events at Chess Mates.

Scholastic G/30

No.
Name
USCF
1
2
3
Points
1
Merric Hu
400
X
1
1
2.0
2
Allan Zhang
840
0
X
½
0.5
3
Edward Hu
796
0
½
X
0.5

Open G/30

No.
Name
USCF
1
2
3
4
Points
1
GM Leonid Yudasin
2616
X
1
1
1
3.0
2
NM Maraj Daftani
2204
0
X
1
1
2.0
3
Anthony Norris
2196
0
0
X
1
1.0
4
NM Arthur Macaspac
2096
0
0
0
X
0.0

Blitz

No.
Name
Quick
1
2
3
4
5
Points
1
Leonid Yudasin
2552
X
11
11
11
11
8.0
2
Maraj Daftani
2349
00
X
11
11
5.5
3
Sam. Mujumdar
2176
00
00
X
11
3.5
4
Lev Zilbermintz
2157
00
½1
½1
X
11
3.0
5
Art. Macaspac
2049
00
00
00
00
X
0.0


All 3 tournaments have been validated but could not be submitted for rating. The USCF says: "Submission of new format events will be enabled soon."

Update: The events were rated on January 3rd.