Friday, March 25, 2011

West Orange Team In U.S. Amateur Playoffs

West Orange Krush, winners of last month's USATE tourney in Parsippany, will be competing in the U.S. Amateur Team playoffs tomorrow, starting at 1 p.m. The games will be broadcast on the Internet Chess Club.

More details here.

3 of the Krush members, Peter Radomskyj, Jose Fernandez and Victor Rosas, play for W.Orange's GSCL team.

New Time For Summit-DOCA Match

The April 2nd match between Summit and the DOCA Knights will take place at 2 p.m., instead of 11 a.m.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Chess Mates 2 Staten Island 2

Chess Mates needed a win from 3rd board Ziggy Bliznikas to offset an earlier victory by Staten Island's Lionel Fisher and escape from NY with a 2-2 tie. Boards 1 & 2 were drawn.

Here is one of the games:

[Event "Garden State Chess League 2010-11"]
[Site "Staten Island, NY"]
[Date "2011.03.16"]
[Round "6"]
[White "Cavaliere, Pete"]
[Black "Pedersen, Roger"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "D14"]
[WhiteElo "1600"]
[BlackElo "1935"]
[PlyCount "114"]
[EventDate "2010.10.05"]
[EventType "team-tourn"]
[EventRounds "9"]
[EventCountry "USA"]
[SourceDate "2010.01.12"]
[WhiteTeam "Staten Island"]
[BlackTeam "Chess Mates"]

{Queen's Gambit: Slav Exchange}
1. Nf3 d5 2. c4 c6 3. cxd5 cxd5 4. d4 Nc6 5. Nc3 Nf6 6. Bf4 a6 7. e3 Bf5 8. a3 e6 9. Ne5 Nxe5 10. Bxe5 Nd7 11. Bg3 Be7 12. Qb3 Qb6 13. Qxb6 Nxb6 14. f3 O-O 15. Kd2 Rac8 16. Bf2 Bg6 17. Bd3 Nc4+ 18. Bxc4 Rxc4 19. Rhc1 Rfc8 20. h4 h5 21. e4 dxe4 22. Nxe4 Kf8 23. Rxc4 Rxc4 24. Rc1 Rxc1 25. Kxc1 Bxe4 26. fxe4 g5 27. hxg5 Bxg5+ 28. Kc2 Ke7 29. a4 Kd7 30. Kd3 Kc6 31. b3 Be7 32. Kc3 b5 33. axb5+ Kxb5 34. Kc2 Bf6 35. e5 Bg5 36. Be1 Kc6 37. Kd3 Kd5 38. Bc3 Bf4 39. Ba5 Bg5 40. Bc3 f6 41. exf6 Bxf6 42. Ba1 h4 43. Bc3 e5 44. dxe5 Bxe5 45. Ba5 Kc5 46. Be1 Bf6 47. Ba5 Kb5 48. Be1 Be7 49. Ke4 Bd8 50. Kf5 a5 51. Kg4 Be7 52. Kf5 Bd8 53. Ke6 Bc7 54. Bxh4 Kb4 55. Be1+ Kxb3 56. Bxa5 Bxa5 57. g4 Bc3 1/2-1/2

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Chess Mates-S. Island Rescheduled

The postponed Chess Mates-Staten Island match has been rescheduled. It will take place at Staten Island on Wednesday 3/16, 8 p.m.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

6th Round Games

2 annotated games from Thursday's DOCA-Kortchnois match have been uploaded in java-replay and PGN.

after 14...h6?

White to play

Friday, March 4, 2011

Page Updates

Games will follow this weekend.

West Orange 2.5 Karpovs 1.5

Victor Rosas and Fermin Arias had victories on boards 1 & 4 to lead West Orange over the Karpovs 2.5-1.5 and back into the race for 1st place. Alberto Martinez added a draw.

Ian Mangion won and Max Sherer drew for Kenilworth.

Thanks to Dr. Ian for the report.

DOCA Knights 2.5 Kortchnois 1.5

Praveen Balakrishnan won on board 3 to lead the Dean Of Chess Academy to their 2nd match-victory of the season. Marvin Shumowitz, Aleksey Vishnyakov and Doug Pecota chipped-in with draws.

The undermanned Kortchnois received half-points from Geoff McAuliffe, Greg Tomkovich and newcomer Chris Curran.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Hamilton 3 Sparta 1

Hamilton defeated Sparta on Tuesday 3-1. Charles Miller and Ed Sytnik won with White on the even boards while Dragan Milovanovic and Phil Hepler drew with Black on the odd-numbered ones.

Tom Murray and Mark Van der Veen had half-points for Sparta.

Thanks to Phil Hepler for the report.

Pages will be updated following tonight's DOCA Knights-Kortchnois match.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Chess Mates-S. Island Postponed

Tomorrow's match between Chess Mates and Staten Island has been postponed. It will be re-scheduled at the latter's convenience.

Tonight's Matches

Tonight at the Toby Katz Community Center in West Orange the 4-1 Kenilworth Karpovs face 2-1-1 West Orange while 0-5 Sparta takes on 3-0-1 Hamilton.