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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Camejo Wins G/90

Expert Mauricio Camejo won the May G/90. Serge Adelson was 2nd.

Michael O'Connor and Ron Lukacs split the U1800 prize (pooled with the U1500).

5th Round Results:

L. Moreira 0-1 Camejo
Adelson 1-0 Lukacs
O'Connor 1-0 G. Moreira

Williams and Moldovan withdrew.

Final Standings:

1. Camejo 4.0
2. Adelson 3.5
= 3-4. O'Connor, Lukacs 3.0
5. Moldovan 2.5
6. Williams 2.0
= 7-8. L. Moreira, G. Moreira 1.0

The next Wednesday G/90 will be a 4-rounder and begin June 5th.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Privman Wins Dr. Machan Open 22

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

Thomas Elberling was 2nd. Mauricio Camejo and Jarrett DeWelde tied for 3rd. Jarrett also notched the biggest upset.

Kevin Dresher earned the U2000 prize.

The event has been submitted for rating and its crosstable should appear here around 11:20 p.m.

Chess Mates Open This Weekend

Chess Mates will be open Saturday for the 4-round, G/45, Dr. Luzivminda Machan Open.

We will also be open on Sunday, for the 3-round, G/30.

May G/90 - Round 4

Mauricio Camejo and Ron Lukacs lead the May G/90 with 1 round to play.

4th Round Results:

Camejo 1-0 Adelson
Lukacs 1-0 O'Connor
Moldovan 1-0 L. Moreira
G. Moreira 0-1 Williams

Standings after 4 of 5 rounds:

= 1-2. Camejo, Lukacs 3.0
= 3-4. Adelson, Moldovan 2.5
= 5-6. O'Connor, Williams 2.0
= 7-8. L. Moreira, G. Moreira 1.0

The event wraps-up next Wednesday night.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Prilleltensky Wins Saturday G/45

NM Matan Prilleltensky won today's G/45 tournament with a 4-0 score and a 2700 performance.

FM Boris Privman and Alexander Crump tied for 2nd.

The event was submitted for rating at 8:20 p.m. and should appear here in another hour.

Website Updates Forthcoming

The calendar and camp info pages on our website will be updated in the next day or two few days.

Sorry for the delay in doing so. Thanks for your patience.

May G/90 - Round 3

Serge Adelson leads the May G/90 with 2 rounds to play.

Mauricio Camejo, Michael O'Connor and Ronald Lukacs are a half-point back.

3rd Round Results:

Adelson 1-0 G. Moreira
O'Connor 1/2-1/2 Moldovan
L. Moreira 0-1 Lukacs

1/2 point byes: Camejo, Williams

Standings after 3 of 5 rounds:

1. Adelson 2.5
= 2-4. Camejo, O'Connor, Lukacs 2.0
5. Moldovan 1.5
= 6-8. Williams, L. Moreira, G. Moreira 1.0

Camejo Wins Sunday G/30

Expert Mauricio Camejo won the Mother's Day G/30 and raised his rating to 2195 2183.

FM Boris Privman was 2nd.

Bonin Wins Dr. Machan Open 21

IM Jay Bonin won last week's Dr. Machan Open.

FM Boris Privman and LM James West tied for 2nd. LM Vladimir Polyakin was 4th.

Tony Norris, Michael O'Connor, Taran Idnani and David Zhurbinsky were tops among U2000s.

Joe Salvatore scored the biggest upset with an opening round draw vs. West.

May G/90 - Round 2

May G/90

2nd Round Results:

Adelson 1/2-1/2 O'Connor
Lukacs 0-1 Camejo

1 point byes: G. Moreira, L. Moreira
1/2 point byes: John Moldovan (late-join) Williams

Extra Game: L. Moreira 0-1 G. Moreira

Standings after 2 of 5 rounds:

= 1-3. Camejo, Adelson, O'Connor 1.5
= 4-7. Moldovan. Lukacs, G. Moreira, L. Moreira 1.0
8. Williams 0.5

Yudasin Wins May 5th G/30

GM Leonid Yudasin won the May 5th G/30.

LM James West and Lev Zilbermintz tied for 2nd.

Privman Wins May 4th Swiss

FM Boris Privman won the May 4th Saturday Swiss.

Juan Tica was 2nd. Mauricio Camejo was 3rd.

Ken Thoms & Carlos Ennis split the U2100 prize.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Last Saturday Grand Prix

Today, Chess Mates will be running its last Saturday Grand Prix.

Dr. Luzivminda Machan Open XX 
Saturday, May 11, 2013

Grand Prix Points: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 the start of round 3.
Re-entry: $20, before rounds 2 & 3 only.
EF: $40 non-members/ $30 members/ U1600 $5 less
Prizes: 1st place $200, 2nd place $150, 3rd place $100, 4th place $50. Trophies or $25 cash to the top-scoring U2000, U1400 & for biggest upset

Information: (732) 499-0118,,

Future Dr. Machan Opens will be based-on events.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

May G/90 - Round 1

Serge Adelson (1906), Michael O'Connor (1761) and Ronald Lukacs (1499) lead Chess Mates' May G/90 after 1 round of play.


Larry Williams 0-1 Adelson
O'Connor 1-0 Leonardo Moreira
Gabriel Moreira 0-1 Lukacs


= 1-3. Adelson, O'Connor, Lukacs 1.0
= 4-6. William, L. Moreira, G. Moreira 0.0

The event is scheduled to be a 5-round swiss but could be converted or shortened. Our ad says late-joins will be permitted until the start of round 3 but if no others enter next week the TD will make the tourney a 6-player round-robin.