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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.

Player
USCF
1
2
3
4
Points
Jim West
2208
X
½
1
1
2.5
Boris Privman
2271
½
X
½
1
2.0
Arthur Macaspac
2134
0
½
X
1
1.5
Jose Mausisa
unrated
0
0
0
X
0.0

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

Standings
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, www.chessmatesnj.com

Crump Wins Saturday G/45


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

Player
USCF
1
2
3
4
Points
Alexander Crump
2101
X
½
1
1
2.5
Jim West
2200
0
X
½
1
1.5
Lev Zilbermintz
2058
½
½
X
0
1.0
Mina Awad
1435
0
0
1
X
1.0