Friday, December 10, 2010

Chieu Named Kortchnois' Captain

The Kenilworth Chess Club has chosen NM Ken Chieu to be Captain of its Kortchnois team. He replaces Dr. Richard Lewis, who resigned last month.

Hamilton 3.5 DOCA Knights 0.5

Hamilton remained unbeaten as Phil Hepler's league-record 3rd draw of the season backed-up victories by NM Dragan Milovanovic, Charles Miller & Ed Sytnik.

Aaron Kiedes' half-point was the Knights' only bright spot.

Thanks to Kevin Chen for the results.

Kortchnois 3.5 Sparta 0.5

NM Ken Chieu, Richard Lewis and Mikhail Kruglyak swept on boards 1-3 to lead Kenilworth's Kortchnois over Sparta. Bert Shiffman had a draw.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

W. Orange-Summit Synopsis

Last night's match started early (20 minutes ahead of schedule) and so did the blunders. In fact, 3 of the games were so-marred and done within 90 minutes of play.

West Orange, making its initial GSCL road trip, got on the board first when Victor Rosas beat John Moldovan, who overlooked looming back rank troubles.

Black to win

Summit evened the score at 1 on Don Varneckas's win over Robert Lynn, who allowed a shot and then hung his Q.

White to win

However, the visiting team moved ahead shortly thereafter as Jose Fernandez matched Rosas's feat and exploited Simon Thomson's lack of luft.

White to win

Donnally Miller had a chance to give the hosts a tie but, after overcoming a lost position, he misplayed a winning pawn ending and had to make peace with Bryan Cohen.

Black to win

West Orange raised its record to 1-0-1 and climbed into a 3rd place tie. Summit fell to 1-2 and 6th in the standings.

Updated round 3 PGN & replay page

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

West Orange Edges Summit

West Orange edged Summit last night 2.5-1.5. An expanded report, page updates and games will follow later today.

Tonight the 0-1 Kortchnois play 0-2 Sparta.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Kortchnois Need 1 or 2 Players for Tuesday

The Kenilworth Kortchnois need 1 or 2 players for Tuesday's Garden State League match vs. Sparta, which will take place in West Orange. If you'd like to play, please contact Dr. Richard Lewis or me.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Karpovs-Chess Mates Synopsis

A shocking, last-second reversal gave the Kenilworth Karpovs a 3-1 victory over Chess Mates and sole possession of 1st place last night in Rahway.

Max Sherer put the visitors ahead at the 2 hour mark and Ian Mangion drew to set the table for clinching but the match turned as Steve Stoyko was denied by Ari Minkov and a likely full point on board 4 turned into certain loss.

However, with an extra piece and the clock in his favor, Chess Mates' Joe Renna tragically missed a win and allowed Joe Demetrick, who was down to the 5-second increment, to mate him.


Friday, December 3, 2010

Karpovs 3 Chess Mates 1

An extended report and zipped PGN will follow. For now, here are the games, in order of finish with the players' current USCF ratings:

board 3
A54 Old Indian Defense
Max Sherer 1820 (K) - Ziggy Bliznikas 1800 (CM)
1. d4 d6 2. c4 e5 3. Nf3 exd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Be7 6. e4 O-O 7. Be2 c6 8. O-O Na6 9. f4 Nc5 10. Bf3 Re8 {novelty} 11. b4 Ne6 12. Be3 Nxd4 13. Bxd4 a5 14. a3 axb4 15. axb4 Rxa1 16. Qxa1 c5 17. bxc5 dxc5 18. Bxf6 Bxf6 19. Rd1 Bd4+ 20. Kh1 Qf6 21. Qa4 Rd8 22. Nd5 Qd6 23. e5 Qf8 24. Qb5 f6 25. Qb6 fxe5 26. fxe5 Qe8?? 27. e6 Kh8 28. e7 Rd7 29. Bg4 Rxd5 30. cxd5 Bxg4 31. Qd8 Bd7 32. Rd2 b5 33. Ra2 Kg8 34. Ra7 Bc6 35. dxc6 1-0

board 2
B40 Sicilian Defense
Roger Pedersen 1935 (CM) - Ian Mangion 1966 (K)
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. b3 Nc6 4. Bb2 d5 5. exd5 exd5 6. Be2 Nf6 7. d3 Bd6 8. O-O O-O 9. h3 {novelty} Re8 10. Re1 d4 11. Nbd2 h6 12. Bf1 Bf5 13. Nc4 Bc7 14. a4 Nd5 15. Rxe8+ Qxe8 16. Qe1 Ncb4 17. Qxe8+ Rxe8 18. Re1 Rxe1 19. Nxe1 b6 20. g3 a6 21. Kg2 Bd7 22. Be2 b5 23. axb5 axb5 24. Nd2 f5 25. Bf3 Bc6 26. Kf1 Kf7 27. Ke2 Kf6 28. Nb1 Be5 29. Bg2 Ke6 30. Bxd5+ Nxd5 31. f4 Bf6 32. Bc1 g5 33. Ng2 Nb4 34. Ne1 gxf4 35. Bxf4 Bg5 36. Bxg5 hxg5 37. c4 bxc4 38. bxc4 Ke5 39. Nd2 Ba4 40. Ndf3+ Kf6 41. Kd2 Bc6 42. Ke2 Ba4 1/2-1/2

board 1
B07 Pribyl Defense
Steve Stoyko 2202 (K) - Ari Minkov 1970 (CM) 
1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 c6 4. Bd3 e5 5. Nf3 Bg4 6. Be3 Nbd7 7. h3 Bxf3 8. Qxf3 Be7 9. O-O O-O 10. a4 {novelty} exd4 11. Bxd4 Ne5 12. Bxe5 dxe5 13. Ne2 Qc7 14. c3 Rad8 15. b4 Rd6 16. g4 Rfd8 17. Bc4 Bf8 18. Ng3 Ne8 19. Nf5 Rd2 20. Qe3 Qb6 21. Qg5 c5 22. Bd5 R2xd5 23. exd5 cxb4 24. a5 Qf6 25. Qxf6 Nxf6 26. c4 Ne4 27. Rfe1 Nd2 28. Kg2 b3 29. Ne3 Bc5 30. Nf1 Nxc4 31. Rac1 Bb4 32. Re4 b2 33. Rb1 Rc8 34. Rxb2 Bxa5 35. Rxb7 Nd6 36. Rxa7 Nxe4 37. Rxa5 f6 38. Ne3 Rc7 39. h4 Kf7 40. Ra8 Nd6 41. Rd8 Ke7 42. Rh8 Kf7 43. h5 Rc8 44. Rxc8 Nxc8 45. Nc4 Ke7 46. Kg3 Nd6 47. Ne3 Kd7 48. f4 Ne4+ 49. Kf3 Nd2+ 50. Kg3 Ne4+ 51. Kf3 Nd2+ 52. Ke2 exf4 53. Kxd2 fxe3+ 54. Kxe3 Ke7 {& agreed drawn after further play.} 1/2-1/2

board 4
D02 QP Game
Joe Renna 1252 (CM) - Joe Demetrick 1664 (K)
1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. g3 Bg7 4. Bg2 O-O 5. O-O d5 6. Bf4 e6 7. Nbd2 Nbd7 8. Qc1 c5 9. Rd1 cxd4 10. Nb3 Re8 11. Ne5 Nh5 12. Nxd7 Nxf4 13. Qxf4 Qxd7 14. Rac1 Qb5 15. Bf1 Qb6 16. Rb1 e5 17. Qd2 Bf5 18. Nc1 Rac8 19. Nd3 e4 20. Ne1 Red8 21. Qf4 Rc6 22. c3 Rdc8 23. g4 g5 24. Qxf5 Rd8 25. cxd4 h6 26. e3 Rf6 27. Qe5 Rxf2 28. Qg3 Rf6 29. b3 Qa5 30. Rb2 Qc3 31. Rc2 Qa5 32. Rdc1 Rfd6 33. Rc8 Qxa2 34. Rxd8+ {34.Qxd6 1-0 Bliznikas} Rxd8 35. Qc7 Re8 36. Qd7 Re6 37. Rc7 Rf6 38. Rxb7?? Qf2+ 39. Kh1 Qxf1# 0-1 {Black had 1 second left}

The games were relayed live on Playchess. They can be viewed there until around 12:30 a.m. Saturday 11/10. Go to the Broadcast Room and look for games from Jpmoldovan.

Karpovs Visit Chess Mates Tonight

The 2-0 Kenilworth Karpovs visit the 2-0 Chess Mates in an early-season battle for 1st place.

The match is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m. and the games will be relayed live on the Playchess server, which can now be viewed in your browser.

Hope to see you in Rahway or watching online.

Hamilton-DOCA Knights Rescheduled

The Hamilton-DOCA Knights match has been rescheduled for Thursday, December 9th, at 7:30 p.m.

The new location is:

Dean of Chess Academy
334 Route 31 North
Flemington, NJ 08822
(908) 237-2437