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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Kampel Wins February G/90

Guido Kampel defeated Mauricio Camejo last night to capture first place in Chess Mates' February G/90 tourney.

Serge Adelson finished 2nd. Jim Castellano and Larry Williams were the top U1500 scorers.

Round 4 results:

Kampel 1-0 Camejo
Adelson 1-0 Williams
Castellano 1/2-1/2 L. Moreira
G. Moreira 0-1 Vinson

Final Standings:

1. Kampel 3.5
2. Adelson 3.0
3. Camejo 2.5
= 4-5. Castellano, Williams 2.0
6. Vinson, L. Moreira 1.5
8. G. Moreira 1.0

Camejo Wins Sunday G/30

Expert Maurico Camejo was the winner of the G/30 Quad held on February 24th. Thomas Elberling was 2nd.

Camejo has won 5 of the 6 Sunday tournaments we have held in 2013!

Polyakin Wins Dr. Machan Open 16

LM Vladimir Polyakin won the Dr. Luzivminda Machan Open XVI, which was held on February 23rd.

LM Sam Barsky, Mauricio Camejo and Lev Zilbermints tied for 2nd. Harrison Termotto won the U2000 prize.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

February G/90 - Round 3

Mauricio Camejo and Guido Kampel lead the February G/90 with 1 round to go.

3rd round results:

Camejo 1-0 Adelson
Kampel 1-0 L. Moreira

Williams 1-0 G. Moreira
Vinson 0-1 Castellano

Standings after round 3 of 4:

= 1-2. Camejo, Kampel 2.5
= 3-4. Adelson, Williams 2.0
5. Castellano 1.5
= 6-7. L. Moreira, G. Moreira 1.0
8. Vinson 0.5

The event wraps-up next Wednesday, Feb. 27th.

Spring Break Chess Camp 3/25-29

Chess Mates is running a Spring Break Chess Camp from March 25-29. LM James West will be the instructor.

Click the image below for rates and the events schedule.

Email address corrected 3/8 at 2:41 p.m.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Chess Mates Closed Saturday & Sunday

Chess Mates will be closed Saturday, February 16th and Sunday, February 17th, as most players will be attending the U.S. Amateur Team East tournament in Parsippany.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

February G/90 - Round 2

Serge Adelson leads the February G/90 at its halfway point. Late-joiners Mauricio Camejo and Guido Kampel are tied for 2nd.

2nd round results:

L. Moreira 0-1 Adelson
G. Moreira 0-1 Camejo
Castellano 0-1 Kampel
Vinson 1/2-1/2 Williams

Standings after round 2 of 4:

1. Adelson 2.0
= 2-3. Camejo, Kampel 1.5
= 4-6. Williams, L. Moreira, G. Moreira 1.0
= 7-8. Castellano, Vinson 0.5

Additional players will be allowed to enter the event until the start of round 3 on February 20th.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Recent Results

Here is a rundown of this month's Saturday and Sunday tournaments:

Dr. Luzivminda Machan Open #15
Saturday, Feb. 2

FM Boris Privman was the clear winner with 3.5/4. NM Sameer Mujumdar and LM Jim West tied for 2nd. Mauricio Camejo and Thomas Elberling tied for 4th.

Elberling's 3rd round draw with West was the biggest upset.

Sunday G/30
February 3rd

GM Leonid Yudasin was the winner with 3.0/3.

Sunday G/30
February 10th

Mauricio Camejo took 1st place with 3.0/3.

The next Dr. Machan Grand Prix is on February 23rd while the next Sunday G/30 is February 24th.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Chess Mates Open On Sunday

Chess Mates will be open tomorrow, Sunday, February 10th.

Here is our schedule for the day:
10:30 a.m. - G/30 Quads
2:30 p.m. - Lessons with GM Leonid Yudasin

Friday, February 8, 2013

February 9th Grand Prix Canceled

The Dr. Luzivminda Machan Open scheduled for Saturday, February 9 has been canceled. Chess Mates will be closed that day due to expected blizzard conditions.

A decision about the Sunday G/30 will made later today or tomorrow.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

February G/90 - Round 1

Serge Adelson, Leonardo Moreira and Gabriel Moreira lead after 1 round of our February G/90.

Adelson defeated Robert Vinson. The Moreira brothers received full point byes in return for representing Chess Mates in its GSCL match against Hamilton, which was held concurrently with the G/90's opening round.


Adelson 1-0 Vinson

1 point byes: L. Moreira, G. Moreira
0.5 point byes : Jim Castellano, Larry Williams

Standings, after round 1 of 4:

= 1-3. Adelson, L. Moreira, G. Moreira 1.0
= 4-5. Castellano, Williams 0.5
6. Vinson 0.0

Date Change For April Lessons

The April lessons with GM Leonid Yudasin will take place on April 14th & 21st, rather than 4/7 & 4/14.