Sunday, February 7, 2016

Marshall February Weekend FIDE 2/6/2016

On Saturday, I played this game in the tournament at the Marshall Chess Club.

Round Three: Dutch Defense

Serge Adelson (FIDE 1846) - Jim West (FIDE 2067), Marshall Chess Club 2/6/2016

1.d4 e6 2.c4 f5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.g3 Bb4 5.Bg2 O-O 6.Bd2 a5 7.Qc2 d6 8.Nf3 Bxc3 9.Bxc3 Ne4 10.O-O Nd7 11.b3 Nxc3 12.Qxc3 Qe7 13.Rfe1 Nf6 14.Nd2 e5

15.dxe5 dxe5 16.e4 fxe4 17.Nxe4 c6 18.Rad1 Nxe4 19.Rxe4 Qf6 20.Qe3 Re8 21.Re1 a4 22.Rxe5 Rxe5 23.Qxe5 Qxe5 24.Rxe5 axb3 25.axb3 Ra1+ 26.Bf1 Bh3, White resigns.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Chess Game Included in Facebook Messenger

A chess game is hidden inside Facebook Messenger.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Pix from CK&Q Sunday Swiss 1/31/2016

On Sunday, I took these pictures during the tournament at Chess Kings and Queens.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

CK&Q Sunday Swiss 1/31/2016

On Sunday, I finished with a score of 2-1-0 plus a half point bye in the tournament at Chess Kings and Queens.

Round Three: King's Pawn Opening

Mauricio Camejo (USCF 2065) - Jim West (USCF 2203), Piscataway NJ 1/31/2016

1.e4 d6 2.Bc4 e5 3.c3 Nc6 4.f4 exf4 5.Nf3 Bg4 6.d4 Nf6 7.Nbd2 Be7 8.Qb3 O-O 9.Bd3 b6 10.Qc2 g6 11.e5 dxe5 12.dxe5 Nd5 

13.e6 Bxe6 14.Ne4 Ndb4 15.cxb4 Nxb4 16.Qc3 Nxd3+ 17.Ke2 Nxc1+ 18.Rhxc1 f5 19.Rd1 fxe4 20.Rxd8 exf3+ 21.gxf3 Raxd8 22.Qxc7 Bc5 23.Rc1 Rfe8 24.Rxc5 bxc5 25.Qxf4 Bd5+ 26.Kd2 Rf8 27.Qc7 Bxa2+ 28.Kc2 Bd5

29.f4 c4 30.Kc3 a6 31.h4 Bf7 32.Kc2 Rd5 33.Kb1 Rf5 34.Qd6 Bd5 35.Kc2 R8f6 36.Qd7 Bf7, White resigns.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

CK&Q Team Rated 2199.75 at USATE 2016

The West Orange Chess Club team with an average rating of 2199.75 will not be alone at the USATE 2016.

Chess Kings and Queens Academy is fielding a team with the same rating!

Their players are:

board 1) GM Magesh Panchanathan 2652;
board 2) FM Praveen Balakrishnan 2407;
board 3) Jonathan Chin 1888;
board 4) David Liu 1852.

Monday, February 1, 2016

FM Burke Wins ICS FIDE Futurity at DOCA

FM John Michael Burke [pictured] won the International Chess School FIDE Futurity at the Dean of Chess Academy.

The tournament ran from January 9th to January 18th.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Thomas Elberling Quads Today in Westfield

JAN. 31 Thomas Elberling Memorial Quads 3-RR. G/40 d5. Westfield Y, 220 Clark St., Westfield, NJ 07090. EF: $25, $20 members. Prizes: $60 to first in each section. Register: 1:15-1:45 p.m. Rounds: 2:00, 3:45, 5:30 p.m. Information: email John Moldovan, Bill Cohen: 732-548-8432 or 848-219-1358, and

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Friday, January 29, 2016

Computer Program Defeats Go Champion

A computer program has defeated Fan Hui [pictured], the European champion of Go - a game more complex than chess.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Balakrishnan Simul Tonight at Kenilworth CC

Tonight FM Praveen Balakrishnan [pictured] will be giving a simultaneous exhibition at the Kenilworth Chess Club.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Pix from Sunday Game/45 1/24/2016

During Sunday's tournament at the Marshall Chess Club, I snapped these photos.