Sunday, November 29, 2015

My 32 Blog Posts on "Pawn Sacrifice"

At his Chess For All Ages blog, Mark Weeks [pictured] has compiled a list of my 32 blog posts on the Bobby Fischer biopic Pawn Sacrifice.

On December 22nd, the film will be released on Blu-ray and DVD.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Magnus Carlsen Interview in "The Telegraph"

[photo by Adrea Gjestvang]

Nigel Farndale interviews Magnus Carlsen.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Photos from Rahway Swiss 11/21/2015

At the Chess Mates blog, I have posted pictures taken by me during Saturday's tournament.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

FIDE President Sanctioned by Treasury Dept.

[photo by Vladimir Fedorenko]

FIDE president Kirsan Ilyumzhinov [pictured] has been sanctioned by the U.S. Treasury Department for "materially assisting and acting for or on behalf of the Government of Syria, Central Bank of Syria."

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

NM Maximillian Lu in "NY Post"

[photo by Associated Press]

NM Maximillian Lu [pictured] is featured in this New York Post article.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Westfield Quads 11/22/2015

On Sunday, I drew this game at the quads in Westfield.

Round Three: Budapest Gambit, Fajarowicz Variation

Peter Radomskyj (USCF 2200) - Jim West (USCF 2200), Westfield NJ 11/22/2015

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e5 3.dxe5 Ne4 4.a3 b6 5.Nf3 Bb7 6.Nbd2 d6 7.Nxe4 Bxe4 8.e3 Nd7 9.exd6 Bxd6 10.Be2 Qf6 11.Qd4 Qe7 12.O-O O-O-O

13.b4 Nf6 14.Qc3 Bxf3 15.Bxf3 Be5 16.Qc2 Bxa1 17.c5 Nd5 18.cxb6 axb6 19.Bd2 Bf6 20.Qc6 Qd6 21.Qc4 Kb8 22.Rc1 c6 23.a4 Rd7 24.g3 Ra7 25.Qb3 Rd8, draw.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Rahway Swiss 11/21/2015

On Saturday, NM Art Macaspac [pictured, left] won the tournament at Chess Mates.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Dylan McClain Interviews Ed Zwick

Dylan McClain [pictured], former chess columnist for The New York Timesinterviews Ed Zwick.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Pix from Sunday Game/45 11/15/2015

On Sunday, I photographed the players during the tournament at the Marshall Chess Club.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Pix from Rahway Swiss 11/14/2015

Pictures taken by me during Dr. Machan's Super Swiss have been posted at the Chess Mates blog.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Tournament Results at TJS, Fall 2015

On Wednesday, the final class in the fall 2015 session of the after school enrichment program on chess, run by Enrich and Grow Academy and coached by me, took place at Torey J. Sabatini School.

The tournament was won by Jonathan Lu with a perfect score, trailed by Zachary Elden and Jackson Flores in second and third places respectively.  All three were awarded medals.

Each of the eleven students received a certificate.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Chess Program at Rutherford Public Library

Starting on Thursday, December 3rd, a six-week chess program will be conducted at the public library in Rutherford NJ.