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Friday, November 27, 2015

Photos from Saturday Game/60 Swiss

During Saturday's tournament, I photographed the players.

In a time scramble, NM Art Macaspac outlasted NM Mauricio Camejo.

Eric Yuhan Li lost to NM Mauricio Camejo.

NM Art Macaspac defeated NM Vladimir Polyakin.

Eric Yuhan Li won against Ken Cohen.

NM Vladimir Polyakin got the better of NM Mauricio Camejo.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Art Macaspac Takes Saturday Game/60 Swiss

On Saturday, NM Art Macaspac [pictured, left] took first place in the Game/60 Swiss tournament, ahead of NM Jim West and NM Vladimir Polyakin [pictured, right] who split the second place prize.

Round Three: Sicilian Defense, Najdorf Variation

Art Macaspac (USCF 2203) - Jim West (USCF 2203), Rahway NJ 11/21/2015

1.Nf3 c5 2.e4 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.g3 e5 7.Nde2 Be7 8.Bg2 O-O 9.O-O Nbd7 10.h3 b5 11.g4 b4 12.Nd5 Nxd5 13.exd5 a5 14.a3 Ba6

15.axb4 axb4 16.Bd2 Qb6 17.Be3 Qb7 18.Qd2 h6 19.Rfd1 Bxe2 20.Qxe2 Bg5 21.Bxg5 hxg5 22.Qd2 f6 23.Be4 Nc5 24.Bf5 Rfd8 25.Rxa8 Rxa8 26.c4 b3 27.Kg2 Ra4 28.Rc1 Qa6 29.Qc3 Qa5 30.Qe3 Ra2 31.Rb1 Qb4

32.Bd3 Ra4 33.Rc1 Ra2, draw.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Pix from Dr. Machan's Super Swiss 11/14/2015

These pictures were taken by me during Saturday's tournament.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Errol Singh Wins Dr. Machan's Super Swiss

Yesterday Errol Singh [pictured, left] finished first in Dr. Machan's Super Swiss tournament.

Round Three: Pirc Defense

Maurcio Camejo (USCF 2000) - Jim West (USCF 2206), Rahway NJ 11/14/2015

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nc3 g6 3.e4 d6 4.f3 c6 5.Bc4 b5 6.Bb3 a5 7.a4 b4 8.Nce2 Nbd7 9.Nh3 e5 10.Ng5 d5 11.dxe5 Nxe5 12.f4 Neg4 13.h3 Nh6 14.e5 Nd7 15.Nd4 Qb6

16.e6 fxe6 17.Ndxe6 Ba6 18.Qd4 Qxd4 19.Nxd4 Rc8 20.Be3 Bc5 21.O-O-O Bxd4 22.Bxd4 O-O 23.Ne6 Rfe8 24.Nc5 Nxc5 25.Bxc5 Nf5 26.Bb6 Ng3 27.Rhe1 Ne3+ 28.Kb1 Nxf4 29.Bxa5 Nxg2 30.Rxe8+ Rxe8 31.Bxb4 Nf4

32.h4 Re4 33.Bd6 Bc4 34.a5 Bb5 35.Ka2 Kf7 36.c3 Ke6 37.Bc5 Nd3 38.Bb6 Rxh4 39.Bc2 Nc5 40.Re1+ Kd7 41.Bd1 Nd3 42.Rg1 Rh2 43.Bg4+ Kd6 44.Rb1 Nc5 45.Re1 Ne4 46.Bc8 Nxc3+ 47.Ka1 Ne4 48.a6 c5

49.Bb7 Bc6 50.Re3 Rf2 51.Ra3 Rf8 and drawn in ? moves.
                                       final position

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Photos From The Washington Chess Congress

On Columbus Day weekend, several students and instructors from Chess Mates' Sunday School played in the Washington Chess Congress.

Pictured below, from left to right, are LM Arthur Macaspac, Charlie Silver, GM Leonid Yudasin, Jack Silver and Eric Li.