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which is now located at 75 East Cherry Street, Suite 11 in Rahway, N.J.

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Saturday, September 28, 2013

Polyakin, B. Jacobson, Neale Quad Winners

LM Vladimir Polyakin (2159), Brandon Jacobson (1954) & Mark Neale (1601) were section winners in today's Super Quads.

Robert Ruggiero (1503) and Ramneek Singh (1345) tied for 2nd in group 3.

September G/90 - Final Round

Serge Adelson defeated Mauricio Camejo to earn 2nd place in the September G/90.

Alberto Martinez captured the U1950 prize while the U1550 honors went to Ralph Warrick and Gabriel Moreira.

As we mentioned in our 3rd round report, Roger Pedersen won the event.

4th Round Results:

Camejo 0-1 Adelson
Tica 1-0 L. Moreira
Warrick 1-0 Cohen
G. Moreira +- Huff

Pedersen and Martinez took half-point byes.
Acon withdrew.

Final Standings:

1. Pedersen 3.5
2. Adelson 3.0
= 3-4. Tica, Martinez 2.5
= 5-8. Camejo, Acon, Warrick, G. Moreira 2.0

= 9-10. L. Moreira, Cohen 1.0
11. Huff 0.5

The next G/90 will begin October 2nd and run through October 23rd.

Privman Wins Sunday G/30

FM Boris Privman won the Sunday G/30 held on September 22nd.

Mauricio Camejo and Alex Draifinger tied for 2nd.

There was a 3-way tie for the U2000 prize, among Mark Neale, Piush Sarkar and Nikhil Kalyanraman.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Prilleltensky Wins Saturday Swiss

NM Matan Prilleltensky (2256) won today's Swiss with a 3-0 score.

Aaron Jacobson (1979) was 2nd, a half-point back.

Mauricio Camejo (2098), Howard Weiss (2090) and Brandon Jacobson (1971) split the U2100 prize while Michael O'Connor (1745) won the U1900 prize.

Mina Awad (1457) and Ken Cohen (1218) earned U1550 honors.

There was just 1 eighteen-player section because three of our U1800s decided to play up. 2 others late-joined.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Tomorrow's Tourney Starts At 1:05 P.M.

Tomorrow's Swiss will start at 1:05 p.m., not 1:30.

The September 28th, October 19th and October 26th tourneys will also begin at 1:05.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Lessons With NM Arthur Macaspac

Chess Lessons

With NM Arthur Macaspac

For players rated under 1500, all ages

Wednesdays and Fridays

4:30-6:30 p.m., on the following dates:

October 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30
November 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29
December 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20

January 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31 (2013)

$30 per day
4-month packages $800


2:30-7:30 p.m., on the following dates:

October 6, 20
November 3, 17
December 1, 15

January 12, 26 (2013)

$60 per day
4-month lesson packages $450

GM Yudasin will continue giving lessons on 2 Sundays per month. Click here for his schedule and rates.

Pedersen Clinches September G/90 Victory

Roger Pedersen clinched 1st place in the September G/90 by beating Alberto Martinez in last night's 3rd round and taking a bye in next week's 4th round.

4 players are tied for 2nd.

3rd Round Results:
Martinez 0-1 Pedersen
Camejo 1-0 L. Moreira
Adelson 1-0 Warrick
Tica 1-0 G. Moreira
Cohen +- Huff

Acon took a half-point bye.

Standings after 3 of 4 rounds:

1. Pedersen 3.0
= 2-5. Camejo, Martinez. Acon, Adelson 2.0
6. Tica 1.5
= 7-10. Warrick, L. Moreira, Cohen, G. Moreira 1.0
11. Huff 0.5

Belanoff Wins Sunday G/30

NM Ted Belanoff won Sunday's G/30 Swiss.

FM Boris Privman and LM Jim West tied for 2nd.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Welcome Back Arthur!

Chess Mates' Owner/Manager Arthur Macaspac is back in NJ after a tour of duty in Djibouti.

With Arthur's return, we will (starting Oct. 2) be expanding our hours of operation, offering more lesson options and be open on Friday nights.

Dong Wins Dr. Machan Open #26

Alice Dong won yesterday's Dr. Luzviminda Machan Open. LM James West and Howard Weiss tied for 2nd.

The U2200 & U1900 prizes were pooled and split 7 ways - between Mauricio Camejo, Aaron Jacobson, Brandon Jacobson, Jennifer Acon, Roshan Idnani, Taran Idnani and Jonathan Aisoni.

Robert Ruggerio (1449) earned the U1600 and Biggest Upset honors. In the opening round he defeated Camejo (2109).

There were 18 players.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Martinez And Pedersen Lead September G/90

Alberto Martinez and Roger Pedersen lead our September G/90 at its halfway-point.

Jennifer Acon is a half-point back.

The first round went as expected but in round 2 the top seeds, NM Juan Tica and expert Mauricio Camejo, were upset by Acon and Martinez.

Late-joins will be permitted until the start of round 3 on September 18th.

1st Round Results:

Ralph Warrick 0-1 Camejo
Martinez 1-0 Leonardo Moreira
Ken Cohen 0-1 Pedersen
Serge Adelson 1-0 Gabriel Moreira

Tica, Acon and David Huff received 1/2-point byes (late-joined).

2nd Round Results:

Camejo 0-1 Martinez
Pedersen 1-0 Adelson
Acon 1-0 Tica
Huff 0-1 Warrick
L. Moreira 1-0 Cohen

G. Moreira received a 1 point bye.

Standings after 2 of 4 rounds:

= 1-2. Martinez (1941), Pedersen (1912) 2.0
3. Acon (1903) 1.5
= 4-8. Camejo (2098), Adelson (1801), Warrick (1518), L. Moreira (1319), G. Moreira (591) 1.0
= 9-10. Tica (2196), Huff (unrated) 0.5
11. Cohen (1218) 0.0

Yudasin Wins Sunday Quad

GM Leonid Yudasin won the Sunday Quad held on September 8th.

Alex Draifinger was 2nd.

Camejo & L. Moreira Saturday Quad Winners

Mauricio Camejo (2083) and Leonardo Moreira (1249) were section winners in our September 7th Saturday Quads.

Jeyson Flores & Aaron Jacobson tied for 2nd in the top group.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Camejo Wins Sunday G/30

Mauricio Camejo won today's G/30. Guido Kampel was 2nd.

We have tried to submit the tdexport, thexport and tsexport files but the USCF TD/Affiliate area isn't responding.

Update 10:05 p.m. - The event has been rated.