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

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Monday, October 12, 2015

Pix & Game from Dr. Machan's Super Swiss

On National Chess Day, I took these pictures during Dr. Machan's Super Swiss tournament.

Round Three:  Caro-Kann Defense, Exchange Variation

Boris Privman (USCF 2316) - Jim West (USCF 2200), Rahway NJ 10/10/2015

1.d4 Nf6 2.Bf4 g6 3.Nf3 Bg7 4.c3 O-O 5.h3 c5 6.e3 cxd4 7.exd4 d5 8.Nbd2 Nc6 9.Bd3 Bf5 10.Bxf5 gxf5 11.Qb3 Qd7 12.Be5 Ne4 13.Bxg7 Kxg7 14.O-O Kh8 15.Rfe1 Rg8 16.Re2 Rg7 17.Ne1 Rag8

18.f3 Ng5 19.Kf2 Ne6 20.Kf1 Nf4 21.Rf2 Qe6 22.Qc2 Nxd4 23.cxd4 Qa6+ 24.Nc4 Qxc4+ 25.Qxc4 dxc4 26.Rc1 b5 27.b3 Rc8 28.bxc4 bxc4 29.Rb2 e6 30.Rc3 Nd5 31.Ra3 f6 32.Re2 Re7 33.g3 Kg7 34.f4 Kf7 35.Kf2 h5 36.h4 Rb8

37.Rc2 Rc7 38.Ra4 Rb4 39.Rxb4 Nxb4 40.Rb2 Nd5 41.Nc2 Nc3 42.a3 Nd1+, White resigns.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Chess Mates Closed Tomorrow (Sunday 10/11)

Chess Mates will be closed tomorrow, Sunday, October 11th.

Our next events will be round 2 of the October G/90 (Wed. 10/14) and Saturday Blitz (10/17).

West Wins Dr. Machan Super Swiss

LM James West won today's Super Swiss with 3.5/4.

FM Boris Privman was 2nd.

LM Vladimir Polyakin, Daniel Giammanico, Abhinav Chinnambeti and Lou Sturniolo tied for the U2201 prize (pooled with the U1800 & U1600).

U1400 honors went to Ken Cohen.

October 17th Blitz Details

Next Saturday (October 17) we will be running a Blitz Tournament.

Here are updated details on the event:

Time Control: G/5;d2.
Number of rounds: To be determined.
Format: Double Round Robin if the number of players and time permits. Otherwise, we'll run a Single Round Robin or Swiss.
Entry Fee: Chess Mates members $20, others $25.
Prize Fund: 70% of EF.
Prizes: To be determined.
Must be a current USCF member to play!
Tournament must end no later than 6:30 p.m.
Clock move.
Illegal move loses.
Kings can be captured.