Tuesday, March 31, 2009

#475 Another USATE Game

Joe Renna asked me to annotate one of his USATE games - a nice win over Jack Kern of N.Y. - for an upcoming issue of the Peterstown Press. Here it is in java-replay & PGN.

BTW, I'm half-done with my mediocre Parsippany parties & should finish them in the next month or 2.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

#474 Kenilworth Quads - 3rd Round Games

I've uploaded three annotated games, in java-replay & PGN, from round 3 of the Kenilworth Quads. There will be more in a wrap-up post next week.

Friday, March 27, 2009

#473 Kenilworth Quad Winners

NM Mark Kernighan (2200), David Pawlowski (1720), Max Sherer (1624) & Gordon Agress (1165) scored 3-0 to win their sections of the Kenilworth Quads.

Several final round games and 2 more from the 2nd round will follow.

The next USCF-rated tournament at Kenilworth will be the 2nd Irving Ellner Memorial (3-SS, G/45), which starts on April 16th. Full info on that event will posted in the coming week.

broken link fixed 3/28 @ 3:15 p.m... other errors corrected 3/31 @ 11:43 a.m.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

#472 Kenilworth Kortchnois-Maplewood

I've been thinking about posting all the Garden State Chess League reports & games on a new blog & may still do that.

But, rather than keep the readers waiting any longer, here are 3 games from the Kenilworth Kortchnois' not-so-recent (March 5th) 2.5-1.5 win at Maplewood in
java-replay & zipped PGN.

Maplewood could have drawn the match but I blundered in a drawn Q ending vs. NM Mark Kernighan.

#471 Kenilworth Quads - Round 2

Sorry for being late with this report (having some family problems) but here are the replay page & PGN file for round 2 of the Kenilworth Quads which except for the game between Glen Hart & Mike Wojcio (postponed until April 2nd) concludes tomorrow night.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

#470 Kenilworth Quads - Round 1

I was going to hold the games from the Kenilworth Quads until after the tournament but have decided not to. Here are 4 games from last week in java-replay & PGN.

#469 KCCC Wrap-Up

To wrap up the 2009 Kenilworth Championship, which was won last month by NM Yaacov Norowitz, here are :
Thanks to :
  • Michael Goeller... for donating many trophies & saving the club lots of money;
  • Geoff McAuliffe... for a smoothly-run tournament & annotating at least 14 games;
  • Ian Mangion... for providing notes to his final-round contest;
  • all 26 participants... for helping to tie the club record for largest tournament.

The Awards Ceremony will be held this Thursday (3/19), before the 2nd round of the Kenilworth Quads.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

#468 USCF-Rated Kenilworth Quads

Kenilworth Quads
March 12th - March 26th

Time Control : G/60
Entry Fee : $10
Prizes : $32 to 1st in each quad

Registration : 3/12 from 8:00-8:30 p.m., at site

Kenilworth Community Center
575 Kenilworth Boulevard
Kenilworth, NJ 07033

1st round - Thursday 3/12, 8:35 or 8:40 p.m.
2nd round - Thursday 3/19, 8:30 p.m.
3rd round - Thursday 3/26, 8:30 p.m.



Monday, March 09, 2009

#467 Checkmate Championship Wrap-Up

To conclude my coverage of the Checkmate Championship, which ended Feb. 22nd, here are :

Thursday, March 05, 2009


The venue for tonight's match between the Kenilworth Kortchnois & Maplewood has been switched to :

Maplewood Community Center
120 Burnett Ave.
Maplewood, NJ

The center is located at DeHart Park, where you'll see a street hockey rink. There's a church across the street & another next door.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

#465 Garden State League Opens Tonight

The Garden State Chess League begins its inagural season tonight with 3 matches at the West Orange Chess Club :
  • Kenilworth Karpovs vs. Staten Island
  • Hamilton vs. Summit
  • Sparta vs. West Orange
All are scheduled to start at 8:00 p.m.

The Karpovs' opening night lineup is :
  1. FM Steve Stoyko 2248
  2. Michael Goeller 2034
  3. Max Sherer 1655
  4. Mike Wojcio 1626

The other Kenilworth entry, the Kortchnois, will play Maplewood on Thursday, 7 p.m. start time.

P.S. - Info on the Maplewood venue :
Civic House
124 Dunnell Road