Wednesday, December 12, 2018

#1342 NEW VENUE & TIME FOR UNION COUNTY FINALE

NEW VENUE AND TIME FOR UNION COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP FINALE

Thursday 12/13 at 7:30 p.m.

Chess Mates Academy 
75 East Cherry St.
Suite 11
Rahway, NJ 07065


You can park in The Waiting Room's lot across the street. 


There will be no chess at the Kenilworth Recreation Center again this week, due to continued construction.

The center's availability for Thursday, December 20 will be known by Tuesday, the 18th.

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

#1341 TOMORROW'S KCC MEETING CANCELED

TOMORROW'S KENILWORTH CHESS CLUB MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELED!

THE REC CENTER WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE DUE TO CONSTRUCTION & SAFETY CONCERNS.

The December 13th meeting will be canceled or moved to a different venue or day.


Revised Kenilworth Chess Club Schedule for December & Early January:

December 6 - Meeting canceled. 4th Round of Union County Championship postponed. Make-up date & venue TBA.
December 13 - To be announced. A substitute venue is being sought. If that attempt fails, the meeting will be canceled.
December 20 - Annual Business Meeting & Holiday Party
December 27 - To be announced.
January 3 - To be announced.
January 10 - LM Scott Massey's lecture on the Magnus Carlsen-Fabiano Caruana match. Admission: $5.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

#1340 TOMORROW'S KCC MEETING CANCELED!

TOMORROW'S KENILWORTH CHESS CLUB MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELED!
 
A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 1 to 9 p.m. 3.3 inches of snow are expected in Kenilworth.
 
ROUND 3 OF THE UNION COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP HAS BEEN RE-SCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER 29TH.
 
Round 4 has been re-scheduled for December 6th.

The club's business meeting has been re-scheduled for December 20th.

Monday, November 12, 2018

#1339 ChessBase Shop Sale: 25% Off For 24 Hours!!



For the next 24 hours, items in the ChessBase Shop are 25% off.

Big savings on some great products!

Unfortunately, I bought my ChessBase 15 upgrade, MegaBase 2019 upgrade & Komodo 12 from other vendors 8 days ago. 😟


Friday, November 09, 2018

Thursday, September 27, 2018

#1337 Lecture Tonight At Kenilworth CC

I will be giving a lecture at the Kenilworth Chess Club tonight.

The topic: My Best Games 2017-18
 
Time: 8:15 p.m.
 
Admission: $5.

Here's a preview of the accompanying 5-page handout.
 

Friday, August 17, 2018

#1336 Kenilworth Summer Open & Scholastic - Round 3

Kenilworth Summer Open & Scholastic
August 2-30

Round 3

Open Section

Results
Kernighan 1-0 Camejo
Vargas 1/2-1/2 McAuliffe
Gottlieb 0-1 Benitez
Renna 1/2-1/2 Mazzillo
Malko 0-1 Fricker
Hunt withdrew
Moldovan: 1 point bye


Open Standings
1. Kernighan 3.0
= 2-4. Benitez, Vargas, McAuliffe 2.0
= 5-9. Camejo, Fricker, Moldovan, Renna, Mazzillo 1.5
= 10-11. Gottlieb, Malko 1.0
= 12-14. Hunt, Yarava, Ruales 0.5

With Yarava to receive a partial refund & Moldovan playing as a filler, prizes will be based on 12 players.


Scholastic Section

Changed to Scholastic & U1200 Section
+ Ruales (filler)

Results
Zeng 1-0 Singh
Ruales 0-1 Raghavan (transferred from Open)

Scholastic & U1200 Standings
1. Raghavan 3.0
2. Zeng 2.0
= 3-4. Nallapareddy, Singh 0.5

3 trophies to be awarded: 1st, 2nd, 3rd.
Withdrawn players & fillers ineligible.

Round 4 is on Thursday 8/23, at 7:30 p.m.
Scholastic/U1200 fillers welcome.

Info updated 8.30 @11:13 p.m.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

#1335 Kenilworth Scholastic Update

Kenilworth Summer Scholastic update:

Entry fees for the Scholastic Section has been waived!

Those who paid an EF in that section will receive credit toward a Westfield CC tournament!

Late-joiners & fillers will be accepted until the end of the event!

#1334 Kenilworth Summer Open & Scholastic - Round 2

Kenilworth Summer Open & Scholastic
August 2-30

Round 2

Open Section

Ashrit Yarava withdrew.

Results

Benitez 0-1 Kernighan
Camejo 1-0 Fricker
Hunt 0-1 Vargas
Gottlieb 1-0 Ruales
Moldovan 0-1 Renna
Malko: 1 point bye (?)

Standings

1. Kernighan 2.0
= 2-4. Camejo, Vargas, McAuliffe 1.5
= 5-9. Benitez, Gottlieb, Renna, Mazzillo, Malko (?) 1.0
= 10-14. Fricker, Moldovan, Hunt, Yarava, Ruales 0.5


Scholastic Section

Ajitesh Nallapareddy Gari withdrew
+ Hannah Malko (filler)

Results

Singh 0-1 Raghavan
Malko 0-1 Zeng

Standings

1. Raghavan 2.0
2. Zeng 1.0
= 3-5. Nallapareddy, Singh 0.5


Round 3 is TONIGHT AT 7:30 p.m.!

#1333 Kenilworth Summer Open & Scholastic - Round 1

Kenilworth Summer Open & Scholastic
August 2-30

Round 1

Open Results

Kernighan 1-0 Gottlieb
Renna 0-1 Benitez
Fricker 1/2-1/2 Yarava
Mazzillo 1/2-1/2 Hunt
McAuliffe 1-0 Malko

1/2 point byes: Camejo, Moldovan, Vargas, Ruales

Open Standings

= 1-3. Kernighan, Benitez, McAuliffe 1.0
= 4-11. Camejo, Fricker, Moldovan, Vargas, Hunt, Yarava, Mazzillo, Ruales 0.5
= 12-14. Gottlieb, Renna, Malko 0.0

Scholastic Results

Nallapareddy 1/2-1/2 Singh
Raghavan 1-0 Zeng

Scholastic Standings
1. Raghavan 1.0
= 2-3. Nallapareddy, Singh 0.5
4. Zeng 0.0

#1332 Kenilworth Summer Open & Scholastic - Participants List


Kenilworth Summer Open & Scholastic
August 2-30

Open Section:
 
1. LM Mark Kernighan 2274
2. NM Mauricio Camejo 2103 (joined in round 2)
3. Gilberto Benitez 1896
4. Terry Fricker 1816
5. John Moldovan 1816 (filler?)
6. Humberto Vargas 1729 (joined in round 2)
7. Bob Hunt 1695
8. Geoff McAuliffe 1625
9. Paul Gottlieb 1516
10. Ashrit Yarava 1483 (withdrew)
11. Joe Renna 1411
12. Pat Mazzillo 1257
13. Hannah Malko 1164
14. Luis Ruales 570 (joined in round 2)


Scholastic Section:
 
1. Ajitesh Nallapareddy Gari 1109 (withdrew)
2. Daven Zeng 879
3. Gurkaran Singh 834
4. Surya Raghavan 748

Rounds are at 7:30 p.m. on August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30.

Late-joins accepted until the start of round 3 on 8/16.

For more information visit http://www.kenilworthchessclub.org/calendar/index.html#aug or http://www.uschess.org/tlas/upcoming.php?STATE=NJ

Saturday, July 28, 2018

#1331 Kernighan Wins Kenilworth Summer Tournament

LM Mark Kernighan won the 2018 Kenilworth Summer Tournament held May 3-July 26.

Sam Abujawdeh finished 2nd, despite missing the last 5 weeks.

Dave Lazarus and I tied for 3rd.

Hannah Malko was the Under Age 18 winner.

Pat Mazzillo earned U1600 honors.

The Age 65+ prize is to be determined.

Prize list updated 7/28 @ 4:07 p.m.

Week 13 Results, by board number:

1. Tomkovich 0-1 Kernighan
2. Moldovan 1/2-1/2 Lazarus
    McAuliffe 1/2-1/2 Moldovan
3. Malko 0-1 Benitez
    Benitez 1-0 Lazarus
4. Dovydaitis 0-1 Mazzillo


Final Standings:

1. Kernighan 14.0
2. Abujawdeh 11.0
= 3-4. Lazarus, Moldovan 10.0
= 5-7. Camejo, Benitez, Malko 7.0
= 8-9. McAuliffe, Tomkovich 3.5
= 10-11. Hunt, Mazzillo 3.0
= 12-13. Gottlieb, Pluviose 2.5
14. Dovydaitis 2.0
= 15-18. J. Renna, Vinson, Advani, Ruales 0.0


REMINDER: The 5-round, USCF-rated Kenilworth Summer Open and Scholastic begins next week, on Thursday, August 2nd. Rounds are at 7:30 p.m.

For details visit http://www.kenilworthchessclub.org/calendar/index.html#aug