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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Tica Wins August G/90

NM Juan Tica won the August G/90 with 3.5/4.

Expert Mauricio Camejo was 2nd. Serge Adelson and David Zhurbinsky split the U1950 prize. Ron Lukacs and Ken Cohen split the U 1550 prize.


Zilbermintz 0-1 Tica
Camejo 1-0 O'Connor
Lukacs -+ Adelson
D. Zhurbinsky 1-0 G. Moreira
L. Moreira 0-1 K. Cohen

1/2 point bye: Pedersen
not paired: Moldovan (filler)

Final Standings:

1. Tica 3.5
2. Camejo 3.0
= 3-4. Adelson, D. Zhurbinsky 2.5
= 5-10. Zilbermintz, Pedersen, Moldovan, O'Connor, Lukacs, K. Cohen 2.0
= 11-12. L. Moreira, G. Moreira 0.0

The September G/90 will begin September 4th.

Privman, Grasso, Crump Win Sunday G/30

FM Boris Privman, NM David Grasso & Alexander Crump won the G/30 tourney held on August 25.

Crump surpassed 2200 in the event.

Post corrected 9/1 @ 9:12 a.m.

Zilbermintz Wins Saturday Swiss

Lev Zilbermintz won the G/45 Swiss held on August 24.

Alex Schwartzberg was 2nd. Ken Cohen won the U1750 prize.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

August G/90 - Round 3

Juan Tica defeated Mauricio Camejo to take-over the G/90 lead with 1 round to go. 5 players are tied for 2nd.


Tica 1-0 Camejo
Pedersen 1/2-1/2 Zilbermintz
L. Moreira 0-1 Lukacs
G. Moreira 0-1 Adelson

1/2 point byes: O'Connor, Zhurbinsky, K. Cohen, Moldovan

Standings, after 3 rounds of 4:

1. Tica 2.5
= 2-6. Zilbermintz, Camejo, Moldovan, O'Connor, Lukacs 2.0
= 7-9. Pedersen, Adelson, D. Zhurbinsky 1.5
10. K. Cohen 1.0
= 11-12. L. Moreira, G. Moreira 0.0

Projected 4th round (8/28) pairings:

1. Zilbermintz - Tica
2. Camejo - O'Connor
3. Lukacs - Adelson
4. Zhurbinsky - G. Moreira
5. L. Moreira - K. Cohen

1/2 point bye: Pedersen
not paired: Moldovan (filler)

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Privman & A. Dong Saturday Quads Winners

FM Boris Privman & Expert Alice Dong were section winners in our Saturday G/45 Quads.

There were 13 players in all. The bottom section was run as an Octo to avoid putting family members in the same groups.

August G/90 - Round 2

Mauricio Camejo leads the August G/90 at its halfway point. 4 players, including the late-joining Juan Tica (who recently surpassed 2200), are tied for 2nd.

Additional entries will be accepted until 7 p.m. tonight.


Camejo 1-0 Pedersen
Adelson 0-1 Tica
Moldovan 1-0 K. Cohen
D. Zhurbinsky 1-0 L. Moreira
G. Moreira 0-1 Lukacs

1/2 point byes: Zilbermintz, O'Connor

Standings, after 2 rounds of 4:

1. Camejo 2.0
= 2-5. Tica, Zilbermintz, Moldovan, O'Connor 1.5
= 6-8. Pedersen, D. Zhurbinsky, Lukacs 1.0
= 9-10. Adelson, K. Cohen 0.5
= 11-12. L. Moreira, G. Moreira 0.0

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Camejo, Desai, Pell & Mulvaney G/30 Winners

Mauricio Camejo, Rohit Desai were clear section winners in our Sunday G/30 Quads. Matt Pell & Chris Mulvaney shared 1st place in section #3.

Privman Wins Dr. Machan Open #25

FM Boris Privman won Saturday's Dr. Luzviminda Machan Open.

LM James West was 2nd. Aaron Jacobson was 3rd.

Mauricio Camejo, Kevin Dresher, Brandon Jacobson, Alex Schwartzberg and David Zhurbinsky split the U2200 prize.

Schwartzberg also notched the biggest upset, with an opening round win over Camejo.

August G/90 - Round 1

Lev Zilbermintz (2162), Mauricio Camejo (2062), Roger Pedersen (1900) and Michael O'Connor (1699) lead the August G/90 after 1 round of play.

Late-joins will be accepted until the start of round 3 on August 21.

Standings, after 1 round of 4:

= 1-4. Zilbermintz, Camejo, Pedersen, O'Connor 1.0
= 5-6.  Serge Adelson (1830), Ken Cohen (1240) 0.5
= 7-10. David Zhurbinsky (1684), Ron Lukacs (1500), Leonardo Moreira (1280), Gabriel Moreira (630) 0.0

Sohal Wins Camp Tourneys

Bhupinder Sohal won both tournaments held during last week's Summer Camp at Chess Mates.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Weiss Wins Saturday Swiss

Howard Weiss won yesterday's G/45.

LM James West was 2nd. Lev Zilbermintz and Maanav Ganthapodi tied for 3rd.