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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Camejo Wins Sunday G/30

Expert Mauricio Camejo won today's G/30. John Moldovan was 2nd.

Crump Wins Dr. Machan Open 20

Alexander Crump won yesterday's Dr. Luzivminda Machan Open with a 4-0 score. LM Vladimir Polyakin was 2nd.

LM Jim West, Roshan Idnani and Taran Idnani tied for 3rd. Roshan also received the biggest upset prize.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

West Wins Sunday G/30

LM James West won the Sunday G/30 on April 21.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Tica Wins April G/90

Expert Juan Tica won the April G/90 with a 4-0 score. Serge Adelson, Ralph Warrick and Larry Williams tied for 2nd.

4th Round Results:

Tica 1-0 Adelson
Warrick 1-0 L. Moreira
Vinson 0-1 Williams
G. Moreira 0-1 Lukacs 0-1

Final Standings:

1. Tica 4.0
= 2-4. Adelson, Warrick, Williams 2.5
= 5-6. Moldovan, Lukacs 2.0
= 7-8. Vinson, L. Moreira 1.0
9. G. Moreira 0.0

Privman Wins Saturday Swiss

FM Boris Privman won the Saturday Swiss held on April 20th.

LM Vladimir Polyakin and LM Jim West tied for 2nd.

Ken Thoms earned the U2100 honors while Dan Komunicky won the U1900 prize.

Friday, April 19, 2013

April G/90 - Round 3

Juan Tica leads Serge Adelson by a half-point with 1 round to go.

3rd Round Results

Lukacs 0-1 Tica
L. Moreira 0-1 Adelson
G. Moreira 0-1 Vinson

Warrick, Williams & Moldovan : 1/2 point byes

Standings after 3 of 4 rounds

1. Tica 3.0
2. Adelson 2.5
3. Moldovan 2.0
= 4-5. Warrick, Williams 1.5
= 6-8. Lukacs, Vinson, L. Moreira 1.0
9. G. Moreira 0.0

The event concludes on April 24th.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Summer Camps 2013

Chess Mates will be running 8 Chess Camps this summer, starting the week of July 8th.

Grandmaster Leonid Yudasin will be the instructor all 8 weeks.

For rates, schedule and the activities list, click here and enlarge the image.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Tica Wins Sunday G/30

Expert Juan Tica won Sunday's G/30 with a 3-0 score.

David Zhurbinsky, Hal Sprechman and Jim Mullanaphy tied for 2nd.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Privman Wins Dr. Machan Open 19

FM Boris Privman won today's Dr. Luzivminda Machan Open.

IM Jay Bonin and Jacob Berman tied for 2nd. Expert Juan Tica finished 4th.

Joe Salvatore was the U2000 & biggest upset winner. In round 3 he drew Lev Zilbermintz.

Post corrected 4/17 @ 6:57 p.m.

Friday, April 12, 2013

April G/90 - Round 2

Juan Tica leads the April G/90 at its halfway point. Serge Adelson and John Moldovan are tied for 2nd.

2nd Round Results

Tica 1-0 Warrick
Lukacs 0-1 Moldovan
G. Moreira 0-1 Williams
Vinson 0-1 L. Moreira

Adelson received a half-point bye.

Standings after 2 of 4 rounds

1. Tica 2.0
= 2-3. Adelson, Moldovan 1.5
= 4-7. Lukacs, Warrick, Williams, L. Moreira 1.0
= 8-9. Vinson, G. Moreira 0.0

Late-joins will be accepted until the start of round 3.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Tica Wins Sunday G/30

Juan Tica won yesterday's G/30. Thomas Elberling was 2nd.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Privman & Tica Win Saturday Swiss

FM Boris Privman and Juan Tica won today's Saturday Swiss.

LM James West, LM Vladimir Polyakin, Anthony Norris and Ken Thoms tied for 3rd (pooled with U2100 & U1900 prizes).

Carlos Ennis was the top U1700. Taran Idnani notched the biggest upset, by drawing West in the opening round.

April G/90 - Round 1

Juan Tica, Serge Adelson, Ronald Lukacs and Ralph Warrick won Wednesday night's opening games.


Larry Williams 0-1 Tica
Adelson 1-0 Robert Vinson
Leonardo Moreira 0-1 Lukacs
Warrick 1-0 Gabriel Moreira

Standings after 1 of 4 rounds

= 1-4. Tica, Adelson, Lukacs, Warrick 1.0
= 5-8. Williams, Vinson, L. Moreira, G. Moreira 0.0

Late-joins will be accepted until the start of round 3.

Zilbermintz Wins Easter G/30

Lev Zilbermintz won the Easter Sunday G/30. Anthony Norris won the U2100 prize.

Camejo Wins Saturday Swiss

Mauricio Camejo won last Saturday's Swiss. Lev Zilbermintz was 2nd and Juan Tica finished 3rd.

With a 5-way tie for U2100 honors (pooled with U1900 & U1700) and a 2-way tie among U1500s, only 2 of the 12 participants went home empty-handed.