Friday, December 12, 2014

#1165 Friday G/60 At Chess Mates

Tonight, at 8 p.m., Chess Mates is beginning a 3-round Friday G/60 that will run through December 26th.

The entry fee is $30 for Chess Mates' members, $40 for non-members. 70% of EF returned in prizes.

For details, visit or click on the image below.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

#1164 Scott Massey Lecture On Carlsen-Anand II Tonight

Tonight, at the Kenilworth Chess Club, LM Scott Massey will be giving a lecture on last month's Carlsen-Anand match.
Admission is $5. The lecture will probably begin at 8:30 but I suggest that you arrive 15 minutes early.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

#1163 Jon Edwards Presentation In Westfield, On 11/23

On Sunday, November 23, the Westfield Chess Club will be hosting a presentation by, & book signing with, Jon Edwards, author of ChessBase Complete: Chess in the Digital Age.

The event will take place from 12:30 to 2:15 p.m, at the Westfield YMCA's main branch, prior to the Westfield Quick Swiss.

Jon, a 2-time U.S. Correspondence Champion, has written many other chess books including .

Thursday, October 23, 2014

#1162 Sy Fish Memorial Starts Tonight

7th Annual Sy Fish Memorial
October 23rd thru November 6th, 2014
  • USCF-Rated
  • 3-round Swiss
  • Time Control: G/40;d5
  • Rounds: 8:30 p.m. on October 23, 30 and November 6.
  • Site: Kenilworth Community Center, 575 Boulevard, Kenilworth, NJ 07033.
  • Entry Fee: $5.
  • Projected Prizes, based on 8 entries: 1st place $15; 2nd place $11, 3rd place or Class prize $10.
  • 10% of EF reserved for rating fees and scoresheet purchases.
  • Register with Geoff McAuliffe or John Moldovan, on site, before 8:25 p.m. on 9/12.
  • Late-joins accepted until the start of round 2.
  • 1 bye allowed, any round. Must declare before the end of round 3.
  • If taking a bye, please inform the TD (Geoff or John) before the round is

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

#1161 Kenilworth CC Schedule For The Remainder Of 2014

Here is the Kenilworth Chess Club's Schedule for the rest of 2014:

9 - Game/30 Tournament, rounds 1 & 2 (non-rated, 4-SS, G/25;d5, EF: free)
16 - Game/30 Tournament, rounds 3 & 4
23 - Sy Fish Memorial, round 1 (USCF-rated, 3-SS, G/40;d5, Details tba)
30 - Sy Fish Memorial, round 2

6 - Sy Fish Memorial, round 3
13 - Kenilworth Consultation Game, week 1
20 - Kenilworth Consultation Game, week 2
27 - No Meeting (Thanksgiving)

4 - Lecture (speaker & subject TBA)
11 - Scott Massey Lecture on Anand-Carlsen II. $5
18 - Business Meeting & Holiday Party
25 - No Meeting (Christmas)

Friday, September 26, 2014

#1160 USA Leads India In Correspondence Match

On Wednesday night, I defeated Vaibhav Saxena, to give the United States a 10.5-7.5 lead in its ICCF match versus India.

Here is the game:

With the victory, my rating should surpass 2340. Having completed 30+ games, I am now eligible to play in an ICCF IM Norm tourney but will instead take a long break from correspondence play.

#1159 Browne Wins U.S. Senior Championship

GM Walter Browne won the U.S. Senior Championship, which was held Sepetmber 14-20, on a cruise ship.

Ariel Levi was 2nd. FM Steve Stoyko, who recently moved to Florida, tied for 3rd.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

#1158 Kenilworth's Events For 9/18 & 9/25

The Kenilworth Chess Club has scheduled a Partner Tournament for this Thursday (September 18) and a Blitz Tournament for next week (September 25).
Here are the details for the events:

Partner Tournament
September 18
8:30 p.m.
EF: Free.
Prizes: none.
TD: John Moldovan.
  • Lower-rateds get to pick their partner for the 3 games.
  • Higher-rated partner may switch his team's playing order up to 3 times per game.
  • Otherwise, partners will alternate moves.
  • Lower-rated player on a team gets to play his team's 1st move in each game.
  • A player may only tell his partner "be careful", "take your time", "watch our time" or "help!"
  • Only the higher-rated partner can offer draws, accept draws, or resign a game.
  • Score-keeping is optional but will be necessary for claims.

Blitz Tournament
September 25
8:30 p.m.
3-SS. 2 games per round.
EF: $3 KCC members, $5 non-members.
Prize Fund: $3 x number of players.
Prize distribution: TBA.
TD: Geoff McAuliffe or Bob Sherry.

Friday, September 05, 2014

#1157 KCC Swap Meet Next Thursday

Next Thursday night (September 11th), the Kenilworth Chess Club will be having a swap meet.

Current members & past members invited by the Club President, may bring chess books, equipment & software for trade or sale.

Please do not bring too many items. 20 per person is the maximum. If space proves to be short, we may have to limit individual displays to 10 items each.

Although the event will be private, I suggest that you inventory the items you are bringing.

One more thing... let's respect everyone's stuff by keeping all food, beverages, etc. away from the display area.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

#1156 KCC Club Championship Awards Ceremony Tomorrow

Before tomorrow night's Summer Tourney finale, the Kenilworth CC will have its Club Championship Awards Ceremony.

If you are to receive a trophy, please arrive before 8:00 p.m. Those playing in the tournament should not begin games until 8:15.

I apologize for the extremely short notice but did not know if the 1st-place trophy would be done until late this afternoon.

John Moldovan

#1155 Wesfield Open Moved To 11/9

To avoid competing with the recently re-scheduled, $18,000 Boardwalk Open (originally slated for 10/25-26), the Westfield Chess Club has pushed its Westfield Open back to November 9th and moved its 11/9 Quads up to November 2nd.

Monday, August 25, 2014

#1154 NJ All-Girls Chess Camp

On Saturday, November 6th & Sunday, December 7th, Alice Dong will be leading a free, NJ All-Girls Chess Camp at the Dean of Chess Academy in Branchburg.

More details can be found in the links below:

Eventbrite, for signing up:
GoFundMe, for donation: