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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

West vs. Feng 6/21/2014

At the Donatas Varneckas Memorial tournament, I won this game when Black resigned in a position where he was at least equal!

Round One: Sicilian Defense, King's Indian Attack

Jim West (USCF 2200) - Ryan Feng (USCF 1883), Rahway NJ 6/21/2014

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d3 d6 4.g3 g6 5.Bg2 Bg7 6.O-O Ne7 7.Nbd2 Nbc6 8.a4 a5 9.c3 Rb8 10.Re1 O-O 11.Qc2 d5 12.h4 b6 13.e5 Ba6 14.Nf1 d4

15.c4 Nb4 16.Qe2 Bb7 17.Bf4 Qd7 18.b3 Kh8 19.Rad1 Rbc8 20.N1h2 Ng8 21.Qd2 Rce8 22.Re2 Qc8 23.g4 f5 24.exf6 Nxf6 25.Bd6, Black resigns.

He missed 25...Nxg4 26.Bxf8 Rxf8 which Shredder evaluates as slightly better for Black.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Camejo Wins Varneckas Memorial

NM Mauricio Camejo won yesterday's Donatas Varneckas Memorial tournament.

Ryan Feng and Errol Singh played to a draw.

Ramneek Singh defeated Ken Cohen.

Ryan Feng won his game against Ken Cohen.

Errol Singh lost to NM Mauricio Camejo.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Pix from Club Championship

On Saturday, I photographed the players during the club championship tournament.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Macaspac vs. West 6/14/2014

This game was played in round three of the club championship tournament.

English Opening

Art Macaspac (USCF 2221) - Jim West (USCF 2200), Rahway NJ 6/14/2014

1.c4 c5 2,g3 g6 3.Bg2 Bg7 4.Nf3 Nc6 5.O-O e6 6.Nc3 Nge7 7.b3 O-O 8.Bb2 d5 9.cxd5 exd5 10.d3 d4 11.Ne4 b6 12.Nfd2 f5 13.Ng5 h6 14.Ngf3 Bb7 15.a3 Kh7 16.Rc1 Qd7 17.Qc2 Rac8 18.Rfe1 g5

19.Rcd1 Ng6 20.Nf1 g4 21.N3d2 h5 22.h4 Nce5 23.Bc1 Bxg2 24.Kxg2 Bh6 25.f4 Qd5+ 26.Kg1 Bxf4 27.gxf4 Nxf4 28.e4 dxe3 29.Nxe3 Nh3+ 30.Kh2 Qd6 31.Ndc4 Nxc4+ 32.Kh1 Nxe3 33.Bxe3 Rce8

34.d4 Qg3 35.dxc5 Qxh4 36.Rd7+ Re7 37.Rxe7+ Qxe7 38.Bd2 Qxc5 39.Qxc5 bxc5 40.Re7+ Kg6 41.Rxa7 Rd8 42.Be3 Rd1+ 43.Kh2 f4 44.Bxc5 Rd2+ 45.Kh1 g3 46.Ra6+ Kf5 47.Rh6 Rh2#.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Rubenchik, Belanoff, Polyakin Chess Mates Champions

FM Rodion Rubenchik, NM Ted Belanoff and LM Vladimir Polyakin won today's Chess Mates Championship with 3.5/4.

Errol Singh won the U2100 prize. Carlos Ennis, Ramneek Singh, John Lekocevic & Drago Dimitrov split the U1900 & U1600 prizes.

Lekocevic also collected the Biggest Upset prize, by defeating NM Mauricio Camejo in round 1.

Club Championship - Final Round

The final round of Chess Mates' Club Championship is in progress. FM Rodion Rubenchik and NM Ted Belanoff drew on the top board to clinch a tie for 1st place. They can be joined by LM James West or LM Vladimir Polyakin.

Here are several photos from round 4:


Club Championship - Update II

FM Rodion Rubenchik, FM Boris Privman & NM Ted Belanoff lead Chess Mates' Club Championship at its halfway point.

There was just 1 upset in round 2: Carlos Ennis (1778) held NM Mauricio Camejo to a draw.

Here are some photos taken at the start of the penultimate round:

Club Championship Update

The 1st round of our Club Championship went as expected, except for John Lekocevic's win over NM Mauricio Camejo. 3 have players late joined: FM Stan Busygin, LM James West and Ken Cohen.

Here are some photos taken early in round 2:

Chess Mates Championship Underway

The $1000 guaranteed Chess Mates Club Championship is underway with 18 players, including 7 titled players.

1st round pairings :

1. Paul Joseph (2004) vs. FM Rodion Rubenchik (2330)
2. FM Boris Privman (2324) vs. Michael O'Connor (1842)
3. Carlos Ennis (1778) vs. NM Ted Belanoff (2205)
4. NM Arthur Macaspac vs. Ramneek Singh (1713)
5. Drago Dimitrov (1455) vs. Thomas Elberling (2150)
6. NM Mauricio Camejo (2139) vs. John Lekocevic (1432)
7. Abhinav Chinnambeti (1029) vs. LM Vladimir Polyakin (2117)
8. LM Sam Barsky (2116) vs. Louis Apolonia (unrated)
9. Lev Zilbermintz (2092) vs. Errol Singh (2075)

Photos from Round 1:

Late-joins are welcome until the start of round 2, at 1:30 p.m.