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

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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

New Year's Eve Quads

On Saturday, December 31st we will be running G/45 Quads.
Registration starts at 12 noon. The first round is at 12:30.

Chess Mates New Year's Eve Quads

3-RR. G/40 d5. 75 East Cherry Street, Suite 11, Rahway, NJ 07065. EF: $25, $20 members. Prizes: $60 to 1st in each section. Register: 12 noon-12:25 p.m. Rounds: 12:30, 2:15, 4:00 p.m. Information: email John at

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Photos from Saturday Quad 12/3/2016

On Saturday, I snapped these photos during the game/60 quad.

In round one, NM Art Macaspac lost to NM Mauricio Camejo.

Playing the black pieces, NM Art Macaspac bested Ken Cohen in the second round.

In the final round, Ken Cohen fell to NM Mauricio Camejo.

Monday, December 5, 2016

3-Way Tie at Saturday Quad 12/3/2016

On Saturday, three national masters tied for first place in the game/60 quad.

In ratings order, they were Art Macaspac, Jim West, and Mauricio Camejo.

Round One: Philidor Counter Gambit

Ken Cohen (USCF 1217) - Jim West (USCF 2200), Rahway NJ 12/3/2016

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bc4 f5 4.d3 c6 5.a4 Nf6 6.Nbd2 Be7 7.O-O f4 8.c3 Bg4 9.Qc2 Nbd7 10.b4 a6 11.Bb3 Qc7 12.Ba3 O-O-O 13.Rfe1 Kb8

14.a5 h6 15.Rac1 g5 16.d4 Nf8 17.h3 Bxf3 18.Nxf3 g4 19.hxg4 Nxg4 20.Kf1 h5 21.Ke2 Nh7 22.Rh1 Ng5 23.Nxg5 Bxg5 24.Ke1 Qe7 25.f3 Bh4+ 26.Ke2 Ne3 27.Qd3 Qg5 28.Rcg1 Qg3 29.Kd2 Qf2+ 30.Kc1 exd4 31.cxd4 d5

32.e5 Rdg8 33.Qd2 Qxd2+ 34.Kxd2 Bf2 35.Rc1 Nxg2 36.Rhf1 Be3+ 37.Kc2 Bxc1 38.Bxc1 h4 39.Rh1 h3 40.Kd3 h2 41.Bd1 Ne3 42.Bxe3 fxe3 43.Kxe3 Rg1, White resigns.