This blog covers events at the Chess Mates Chess Club,
which is now located at 75 East Cherry Street, Suite 11 in Rahway, N.J.

For more information, please visit
our web site, email us, or call us at 760-583-8429

Friday, January 30, 2015

Grand Prix Tomorrow

Chess Mates will be running its Cherry Street Open, tomorrow, Saturday, January 31, instead of the previously scheduled Quads. The 1st round is at 11 a.m. See details below.

Jan. 31   Cherry Street Open (moved to Jan. 31 due to weather)
Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 6
4-SS. G/55 d5. 75 East Cherry St., Suite 10A, Rahway, NJ 07065. EF: $60, members $50. IMs $45. GMs $30. Prize Fund: $1000. 75% Guaranteed. Prizes: $250-150, U2300 $150, U2100 $150, U1900 $150, U1600 $100, Biggest Upset $50. Reg.: 10:15-10:50 a.m. Rds.: 11:00 a.m., 1:30, 3:45, 6:00 p.m. 1 bye allowed, commit prior to game 3. Note: Event subject to weather-related cancellation. Info:, 732-499-0118, 760-583-8429. Bring clocks.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Photos from Snowy Day Swiss 1/24/2015

FM Boris Privman won the Snowy Day Swiss.

NM Art Macaspac was held to a draw by John Moldovan.

LM Vladimir Polyakin lost to FM Boris Privman.

While NM Art Macaspac watched, John Moldovan dropped his game against LM Vladimir Polyakin.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

No Grand Prix Today. Quads At 1 P.M.

Chess Mates will be open today but, due to the wintery weather & travel conditions, we will be opening at 12 noon and running Quads (1st round: 1 p.m.), instead of the advertised Grand Prix event.

For more information, call Arthur Macaspac at 760-583-8429.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Sunday, January 11, 2015

FM Boris Privman Sweeps Machan Open

FIDE master Boris Privman won yesterday's Dr. Luzviminda Machan Open with a perfect score.

Round Four: King's Indian Defense, Saemisch Variation

Tom Polese (USCF 1900) - Jim West (USCF 2221), Rahway NJ 1/10/2015

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.f3 O-O 6.Bg5 c5 7.d5 h6 8.Bh4 e6 9.Qd2 exd5 10.Nxd5 Be6 11.Ne2 Nc6 12.Nec3 Nd4 13.Bd3 Bxd5 14.Nxd5 g5 15.Bf2 Nxd5 16.cxd5 Re8 17.O-O b5 18.Rad1 Rb8

19.f4 gxf4 20.Kh1 Be5 21.Bxd4 cxd4 22.Rf3 Qg5 23.Qe2 a6 24.Rdf1 Kh8 25.g3 fxg3 26.Rf5 g2+ 27.Qxg2 Qxg2+ 28.Kxg2 f6 29.R1f3 Rg8+ 30.Kh1 Rbc8 31.Rh5 Rc1+ 32.Bf1 Kh7 33.Rhf5 Rc2 34.Rf2 Rxf2 35.Rxf2 Rc8

36.Bh3 Rc1+ 37.Kg2 d3 38.Bg4 Rc2 39.Kf1 Rxf2+ 40.Kxf2 Bxh2 41.Ke3 Be5 42.b3 b4 43.Kxd3 a5 44.Ke3 Kg6 45.Kf3 h5 46.Bf5+ Kg5 47.Bh3 h4 48.Bf5 Bc3 49.Bg4 Be1 50.Bf5, draw.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Chess Mates Opening At 12 Noon Today

Chess Mates will be opening at 12 noon, today (Saturday), rather than 10 a.m.

We will be running G/60 Quads with the 1st round starting at 1 p.m. For details, click the link below.