Tuesday, February 9, 2016

4 West Orange Teams at USATE 2016

West Orange Krush
Mikhail Zlotnikov
Vladimir Lipman
James R. West
Stephen Hrop
Charles M. Hart (alternate)

Rhymes with West Orange 
Lev Zilbermintz
Ari Minkov
Matthew Boxer
Eric R. Song
Alis Amparo (alternate)

West Orange "A" 
Roger E. Pedersen
Alberto Martinez
Doran Race
Jason Lu
Charles M. Hart (alternate)

West Orange "B" 
Joseph Fortunato
Leonardo Moreira
Charles Kirck
Aiden Lu
Andrew Deng (alternate)

Monday, February 8, 2016

Marshall February Weekend FIDE 2/7/2016

On Sunday, I won this game in the tournament at the Marshall Chess Club.

Round Four: Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation

Jim West (FIDE 2067) - Jason Margiotta (FIDE 1933), Marshall Chess Club 2/7/2016

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Bxc6 dxc6 5.O-O Bg4 6.d3 Qf6 7.Nbd2 Ne7 8.Nc4 Bxf3 9.Qxf3 Qxf3 10.gxf3 Ng6 11.Be3 Bd6 12.Kh1 f6 13.Rg1 Rg8 14.Rg3 Nf4 15.Bxf4 exf4 16.Nxd6+ cxd6 17.Rg4 g5 18.Rag1 Kd7

19.h4 h6 20.d4 Rge8 21.hxg5 fxg5 22.R4g2 b5 23.Rh2 Re6 24.Kg2 a5 25.Rgh1 Rh8 26.Rh5 Rg6 27.Kh3 Ke6 28.Kg4 Kf6 29.c3 Rh7 30.b3 Rh8 31.c4 b4 32.c5 Kg7 33.cxd6 Rxd6 34.Rc1 Rxd4 35.Rxc6 Rd2

36.Rc7+ Kg6 37.Rc6+ Kg7 38.e5 Rxf2 39.Rc7+ Kg6 40.Rc6+ Kg7 41.Rf6 Re2 42.Kf5 Rc8 43.Rhxh6 Rc5 44.Rhg6+ Kh7 45.Rf7+ Kh8 46.Re6 Rc8 47.Ree7 Rxa2 48.Rh7+ Kg8 49.Reg7+ Kf8 50.e6, Black resigns.

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 westfieldchessclub@gmail.com, Bill Cohen: 732-548-8432 or 848-219-1358, www.westfieldchessclub.com and westfieldchessclub.blogspot.com.

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.