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

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Super Swiss #2: Photos From Day 1

 Round 1: Vladimir Polyakin 0-1 Praveen Balakrishnan

Anthony Parker 1/2-1/2 John Lekocevic

Round 2: Balakrishnan 1-0 Arthur Macaspac

 Jim West lost to Polyakin

Ken Cohen 0-1 Parker

Round 3: West 0-1 Balakrishnan

Polyakin (left) 0-1 Macaspac

Cohen 1/2-1/2 Lekocevic

Super Swiss #2: 2-Day Standings

Chess Mates Super Swiss #2
April 25-26

2-Day Schedules:
Standings After 3 Rounds of 5

Open Section
1. NM Praveen Balakrishnan (2342) 3.0, 2. NM Arthur Macaspac 1.5 (2253), 3. LM Vladimir Polyakin (2100) 1.0, 4. LM James West (2204) 0.5

U2100 Section
1. Anthony Parker (1717) 2.5, 2. John Lekocevic (1694) 2.0, 3. Ken Cohen (1275) 1.5

There weren't enough players to run a 2-day U1600 Section.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Pix from 3rd Saturday Quads

These pictures were taken by me during the 3rd Saturday quads,

Friday, April 17, 2015

Photos from Machan Open 4/11/2015

During Saturday's tournament, I photographed the players.

Ashutosh Gajbinkar lost to FM Boris Privman.

David Zhurbinsky defeated Nikhil Kalyanraman.

Abhinav Chinnambeti fell to NM Vladimir Polyakin.

Nikhil Kalyanraman and Ashutosh Gajbinkar played to a draw.

FM Boris Privman won the event by besting NM Art Macaspac, while NM Vladimir Polyakin looked on.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

FM Boris Privman Wins Machan Open

On Saturday, FIDE master Boris Privman [pictured, left] won the Dr. Luzviminda Machan Open.

Round Two: King's Indian Defense, Averbakh Variation

Vladimir Polyakin (USCF 2146) - Jim West (USCF 2200), Rahway NJ 4/11/2015

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Be2 O-O 6.Bg5 h6 7.Be3 c5 8.d5 e6 9.dxe6 Bxe6 10.h3 Nc6 11.Nf3 Qa5 12.Qd2 Kh7 13.O-O Rad8 14.Rfd1 Ne5

15.b3 Nxf3+ 16.Bxf3 Ng4 17.Rac1 Nxe3 18.Qxe3 h5 19.Qd3 a6 20.Rc2 b5 21.cxb5 Bxc3 22.Rxc3 axb5 23.g4 hxg4 24.hxg4 c4 25.bxc4 bxc4 26.Qd4 Qe5 27.Kg2 Kg7 28.Rcc1 Qxd4 29.Rxd4 Ra8 30.Rd2 Ra4 31.Bd1  Ra3 32.Rcc2 Rc8

33.f4 c3 34.Rxd6 Bxa2 35.Rc1 Bc4 36.f5 gxf5 37.gxf5 Ra2+ 38.Kf3 Rh8 39.Kf4 Rh4+ 40.Kg5 Rxe4 41.f6+ Kh7 42.Bc2 Ra5+, White forfeits.