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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Busygin Wins June G/90

LM Stanislav Busygin won the June G/90.

LM James West and Serge Adelson tied for 2nd. Michael O'Connor won the U1800 prize.


Round 4

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

1/2 points bye: West


Final Standings:

1. Busygin 3.5
= 2-3. West, Adelson 3.0
4. O'Connor 2.5
= 5-6. Camejo, Zilbermintz 2.0
7. Moldovan 1.5
= 8-9. Lukacs, L. Moreira 1.0
10. G. Moreira 0.0

The event has been submitted for rating should appear at http://www.uschess.org/msa/XtblMain.php?201306269712 around 10:30 p.m. EDT

Mujumdar Wins Saturday Swiss

NM Sameer Mujumdar won the June 22nd Saturday Swiss.

Mauricio Camejo, Alice Dong and Brandon Jacobson tied for 2nd.

Friday, June 21, 2013

June G/90 - Round 3

LM Stanislav Busygin and LM James West lead the June G/90 with 1 round remaining.

Round 3

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

1/2 points byes: West, Moldovan


Standings after 3 rounds of 4:

= 1-2. Busygin, West 2.5
= 3-4. Zilbermintz, Adelson 2.0
= 5-6. O'Connor, Moldovan 1.5
= 7-9. Camejo, Lukacs, L. Moreira 1.0
10. G. Moreira 0.0


Projected Pairings For Round 4

Busygin - Zilbermintz
Lukacs - Adelson
L. Moreira - O'Connor
G. Moreira - Camejo

1/2 point bye: West

Minkov & Pedersen Win Sunday G/30

Expert Ari Minkov and Roger Pederson won the Sunday G/30 with 2.5/3.

Camejo Wins Saturday Swiss

Expert Mauricio Camejo won last week's Saturday Swiss.

FM Boris Privman was 2nd. Brandon Jacobson (1846) and Warren Wang (1859) tied for 3rd.

Friday, June 14, 2013

June G/90 - Rounds 1 & 2

LM James West leads the June G/90 at its midway point. LM Stanislav Busygin and Michael O'Connor are a half-point back.


Round 1 (June 5)

O'Connor 1/2-1/2 Busygin
West 1-0 Ron Lukacs
Leo Moreira 0-1 Mauricio Camejo
Serge Adelson 1-0 Gabe Moreira

Lev Zilbermintz and John Moldovan late-joined and received half-point byes.


Round 2 (June 12)

Camejo 0-1 West
Busygin 1-0 Adelson
Zilbermintz 1/2-1/2 Moldovan
G. Moreira 0-1 O'Connor
Lukacs 0-1 L. Moreira


Standings after 2 rounds of 4:

1. West 2.0
= 2-3. Busygin, O'Connor 1.5
= 4-8. Camejo, Zilbermintz, Adelson, Moldovan, L. Moreira 1.0
= 9-10. Lukacs, G. Moreira 0.0


West has taken byes for the last 2 rounds. Moldovan is serving as a filler/house player.

Privman Wins Chess Mates Open Ch.

FM Boris Privman won Chess Mates Open Championship, which was held last weekend.

Lev Zilbermintz, benefiting from the low 1-day schedule turnout, was the runner-up.

LM Jim West, Alexander Crump and Mauricio Camejo (re-entry) tied for 3rd and the U2222 prizes.

Taran Idnani and Roshan Idnani were the U1900 winners. Taran also scored the biggest upset.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Chess Mates Open Ch. - Round 3

Here are the results for the 3rd round of the 2-day schedule:

1. Privman 1-0 West
2. Crump 1-0 T. Idnani
3. Norris 1/2-1/2 Moldovan
4. Kumar 0-1 R. Idnani

Standings after 3 rounds of 5:
1. Privman 3.0
2. Crump 2.0
= 3-7. West, Norris, Moldovan, R. Idnani, T. Idnani 1.5
8. Camejo 1.0
9. Kumar 0.5
10. R. Singh 0.0

The TD could not live-blog because he served as a house player.

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Chess Mates Ch. - Round 2 Live Blog

4:09 p.m.

The 2nd round is underway. Anthony Norris (1986) has late-joined, replacing R. Singh, who was filling-in.

The board by board pairings are:

1. Crump (1.0) - Privman (1.0)
2. West (0.5) - Kumar (0.5)
3. T. Idnani (0.5) - Camejo (0.5)
4. R. Idnani (0.0) - Norris (0.5)

4:28 p.m.

We are 43 minutes in. West playing an English, via 1.b3, and Norris is defending an Accelerated Dragon. Didn't see what the other openings were.

4:48 p.m.

T. Idnani is up an Exchange against Camejo and has advanced passers on b6 & d5.

4:57 p.m.

West getting the upper hand vs. Kumar: extra pawn, B pair, R on the 7th. R. Idnani a pawn up on Norris, who has only partial compensation.

5:08 p.m.

T. Idnani beat Camejo. West now a Bishop & Pawn up on Kumar... it should end soon. Privman winning against Crump.

5:29 p.m.

1 game left. Norris won a piece vs. R. Idnani. Don't know how it happened. Roshan has a passed a-pawn but Black should prevail.

5:42 p.m.

R. Idnan- 1/2-1/2 Norris. Anthony was short of time.

Standings after 2 rounds of 5: 1. Privman 2.0,

Chess Mates Ch. - Round 1 Live Blog

2:16 p.m.

The tournament started some 15 minutes late (about 1:45 p.m.), with 8 players, including 6 Chess Mates members and 1 filler.

FM Boris Privman (2353) is the top seed. LM Jim West (2202) is the only other titled player. Half the field is over 2100. The rest are under 1700.

Here are the board by board pairings:

1. Privman - Roshan Idnani (1696)
2. Taran Idnani (1644) - West
3. Mauricio Camejo (2183) - Sriram Kumar (1615)
4. Ranmneek Singh (1307) - Alexander Crump (2112)

Late-joins for the 2-day schedule will be accepted until the start of round 3.


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2:33 p.m.

The openings employed in this round are, from top board to bottom: London System QP, Philidor Counter Gambit, King's Gambit Declined and Dutch Stonewall.

The games on 2 & 4 are the most interesting, with T. Idnani having the Bishop pair vs. 2 Rooks and both of Crump's Knights already off. I'd prefer the lower-rated players' positions in both.

2:38 p.m.

Singh's weakened his pawn structure, let his half-open b-file get closed, freed Black's bad B and is now equal at best.

3:11 p.m.

Privman and Crump won. Taran Idnani forced a draw by repetition against West. One more game to go. Camejo is a piece ahead against Kumar.

3:56 p.m.

Kumar somehow nicked Camejo for a draw.

So... the standings after round 1 are: = 1-2. Privman & Crump 1.0, West, Camejo, T. Idnani & Kumar 0.5, R. Idnani & R. Singh 0.0.

Chess Mates Open Championship Starts Today

Chess Mates Open Championship starts today. The first round begins at 1:30 p.m.

Here are full details on the event:

Chess Mates Open Championship
June 8-9 or 9

Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 10

Format: 5-SS
Time Control: G/55;d5 (1 day option: rounds 1-3 G/25;d5).
Register: Saturday 6/8 12:35-1:25 p.m., Sunday 6/9 10:00-10:25 a.m.

Rounds: Sat. 6/8 1:30, 3:45, 6:00 p.m. Sun. 6/9 2:30, 4:45 p.m. (1 day: Sun. 10:30, 11:45 a.m., 1:00 p.m. then merge.)

Byes: 2 byes available. Must commit prior to round 4.
Re-entry: $45, before round 2 or 3.
Entry Fee: $85 non-members, $75 members.

Prize Fund: $1500 b/20 entries.

Prizes: 1st place $300, 2nd place $225, 3rd place $150, U2200 $150-75, U1900 $150-75, U1600 $150-75, U1300 $100. Biggest Upset $50. Trophy & Club Champion title to Top Chess Mates member.

Site: Chess Mates, 1531 Irving St., Rahway, NJ 07065.
Info: 732-499-0118, chessmates@chessmatesnj.com

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Moldovan Wins Saturday G/45

Our mercurial TD, John Moldovan, won today's abbreviated but strong G/45, with the help of 2 blunders and a forfeit.

You can read more about it and play through his games on the Chess Coroner blog.