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

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Saturday, July 12, 2014

July 20 & July 27 Quads Are Open To All

A clarification: Our July 20 & July 27 Quads will be open to all, as stated in Chess Life and in the online TLAs, not just U1800s, which is mistakenly listed on our calendar.

We regret the error and confusion.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Photos from 1st Saturday Tournaments

These photos were taken by me on Saturday, during the Swiss and double round robin tournaments.

Leonardo Moreira lost both games to Ken Cohen, in the double round robin.

Aaron Jacobson was defeated by FM Boris Privman, in the Swiss tournament.

In a minor piece endgame, John Moldovan's bishop was no match for FM Boris Privman's knight.

Brandon Jacobson successfully defended a rook versus bishop ending against Lev Zilbermintz, drawn by the 50 move rule.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Brandon Jacobson Wins 1st Saturday Swiss

8 players showed up for yesterday's quads which, due to the big difference in ratings, were turned into a 6-player Swiss and a 2-player double round robin.

The winner of the Swiss tournament was Brandon Jacobson, while FM Boris Privman and Lev Zilbermintz shared second place.

Round One: French Defense

Lev Zilbermintz (USCF 2118) - John Moldovan (USCF 1781), Rahway NJ 7/5/2014

1.d4 e6 2.e4 d5 3.Be3 dxe4 4.Nd2 Nf6 5.f3 Nc6 6.Bb5 Bd7 7.c3 a6 8.Ba4 Nd5 9.Qe2 exf3 10.Ngxf3 Be7 11.Bc2 Nxe3 12.Qxe3 O-O 13.O-O-O b5

14.Qd3 f5 15.g4 Bf6 16.d5 Ne5 17.Nxe5 Bxe5 18.Rhe1 Qf6 19.g5 Qxg5 20.Rxe5 Rad8 21.Kb1 Bc6 22.Bb3 Qg4 23.Nf3 Rfe8 24.Qe3 Bb7 25.Rg1 Qh5 26.Rxe6 f4 27.Rxe8+ Rxe8 28.Qd4 Qf5+ 29.Ka1 Qf8

30.d6+ Kh8 31.d7 Rd8 32.Ne5 c5 33.Qxc5 Qxc5 34.Nf7+ Kg8 35.Nxd8+ Kh8 36.Nf7+ Kg8 37.d8=Q+ Qf8 38.Nh6+, Black resigns.

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Round Two: Alekhine Defense, Four Pawns Attack

Brandon Jacobson (USCF 2096) - Boris Privman (USCF 2331), Rahway NJ 7/5/2014

1.e4 Nf6 2.e5 Nd5 3.d4 d6 4.c4 Nb6 5.f4 g6 6.Nc3 dxe5 7.fxe5 Bg7 8.Nf3 Nc6 9.Be3 Bf5 10.Be2 Qd7 11.O-O O-O-O 

12.Qb3 f6 13.d5 Nxe5 14.Nxe5 fxe5 15.Rfd1 e6 16.d6 c6 17.Bxb6 Bh6 18.Qa4 a6 19.Bxd8 Qxd8 20.Bf3 Be3+ 21.Kh1 Bd4 22.c5 h5 23.Rxd4 exd4 24.Qxd4 Rh7 25.b4, and White wins in ? moves.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Chess Mates To Open At 10 a.m. Today

Chess Mates will open at 10 a.m. this morning. We will be running G/30 Quads at 10:30 a.m. & G/45 Quads at 1:30 p.m.

Friday, July 4, 2014



Chess Mates will be closed this afternoon and tonight.