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Friday, May 15, 2015

Monday, May 11, 2015

Lev Zilbermintz Takes Machan Open 5/9/2015

On Saturday, candidate master Lev Zilbermintz [pictured, right] finished first in the Dr. Luzviminda Machan Open.

Round Four: Pirc Defense

Lev Zilbermintz (USCF 2049) - Jim West (USCF 2200), Rahway NJ 5/9/2015

1.d4 Nf6 2.f3 g6 3.e4 d6 4.Be3 c6 5.a4 Nbd7 6.c3 e5 7.Bc4 exd4 8.cxd4 d5 9.Bd3 dxe4 10.fxe4 Nxe4 11.Nf3 Bb4+ 12.Nbd2 Nxd2 13.Nxd2 Qe7 14.Qe2 Nf6 15.O-O Bg4 16.Qf2 Nd5 17.Bh6 Be6 18.Ne4 f5 19.Ng5 O-O-O

20.Rfe1 Bxe1 21.Rxe1 Nc7 22.Nxe6 Nxe6 23.Bc4 Rd6 24.Bf4 Re8 25.d5 cxd5 26.Bb5 Rc6 27.Qxa7 Qc5+ 28.Qxc5 Rxc5 29.Bd6 Rxb5 30.axb5 Kd7 31.Bb4 Nc7 32.Rd1 Re4 33.Ba3 d4 34.b6 Ne6 35.Rc1 Re5

36.Kf2 Rb5 37.g3 Rxb6 38.Ke2 Rc6 39.Rh1 b5 40.Kd3 Rc4 41.Re1 Ra4 42.Kc2 b4 43.Kb3 Nc5+ 44.Kc4 bxa3 45.Kxc5 axb2 46.Rb1 Ra2 47.Kxd4 Ke6 48.Kc3 Ke5 49.Kb3 Ra8 50.Re1+ Kd4 51.Kxb2 Ra7

52.Re8 Kd3 53.Re6 Kd2 54.Kb3 Rb7+ 55.Kc4 Rf7 56.Kd5 f4 57.gxf4 Rxf4 58.Re7 Rh4 59.Ke5 Rxh2 60.Kf4  Rh5 61.Kg4 Rf5 62.Rxh7 Ke3 63.Rg7, draw.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Balakrishnan Sweeps Super Swiss, Becomes SM

NM Praveen Balakrishnan won Chess Mates Super Swiss #2 on Sunday, defeating GM Leonid Yudasin & NM Hans Niemann in the last 2 rounds to complete a perfect 5-0 result and gain Senior Master status.

Robert Keough & Jack Silver were clear winners among the U2100s & U1600s.

Here is the full list of prize-winners:

Open Section
1. Balakrishnan
2. Yudasin
U2350 FM Boris Privman
3. Niemann
2nd U2300: NM Arthur Macaspac

U2100 Section
1. Keough
2. Libaski Garcia
U1850: John Lekocevic
= 3rd. Errol Singh & Anthony Parker

U1600 Section
1. J. Silver
2. Nikhil Kalyanraman
3rd & U1350: Kesava Dhanasekaran & Charlie Silver
= 2nd U1350: Ken Cohen & Bhupinder Sohal

Super Swiss #2: 5th Round Photos

Here is the last batch of photos from Super Swiss #2:

Super Swiss #2: Day 2, Round 3

Here are some 3rd round photos from 1-day schedule of Chess Mates' Super Swiss #2:

Super Swiss #2: Day 2, Round 2

Here are some 2nd round photos from 1-day schedule of Chess Mates' Super Swiss #2:

Super Swiss #2: Day 2, Round 1

Here, rather belatedly, are some 1st round photos from 1-day schedule of Chess Mates' Super Swiss #2:

 NM Hans Niemann lost to GM Leonid Yudasin.

FM Boris Privman defeated NM Arthur Macaspac.

 Robert Keough lost to Errol Singh.

Libaski Espinosa & Mauricio Camejo played a short draw.

Nikhil Kalyanraman defeated Charlie Silver.

Aaron Wang lost to Jack Silver.

Bhupinder Sohal beat Vineeth Reddy

Kesava Dhanasekaran won against Mihir Tadeparti.