Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Feb. 28th - Lecture with Chess Master Lev Paciorkowski

 Special Event 
Lecture Series with Chess Master
Lev Paciorkowski

Topic: Offense Is The Best Defense
Sponsored by the Community Chess Club of Rochester
February 28th, 2018 
Time: 5:00-6:30pm at the Rochester Chess Center

Free for CCCR members; $5 for non-members.  All are welcome!
Visitors should plan to arrive by 5pm. Please be seated for the lecture by 5:25pm. 

5pm-5:30pm: Free pizza for all who attend Lev Paciorkowski's chess lecture
5:30-6:30pm: Lecture (Introduction, Presentation, Q&A, Closing notes)
6:30pm: Registration for CCCR G/80d5 games (optional, following lecture)

The lecture will be video recorded.

The Community Chess Club of Rochester (CCCR) is proud to present a chess lecture series at the Rochester Chess Center with Chess Master Lev Paciorkowski.

This will be Lev's third lecture in the CCCR Lecture Series. 

Lev is the #1 rated chess player in Rochester and a very accomplished chess player with many prestigious tournament victories.  Lev is attending Rochester Institute of Technology, and continues to play competitive chess.

The Community Chess Chess Club invites all club members and visitors to attend Lev's chess lecture and play a game of chess afterwards.  For more information, please contact the Chess Center at 585-442-2430, or better yet, why not stop by and visit us on a Wednesday night? The club is ready to answer your questions beginning at 6:30pm any Wednesday night.  We'd really like to introduce you to our chess club.


Chess Master Lev Paciorkowski, USCF rating 2430


Other Tournaments & Events Coming Up:
Please visit the Chess Center at 221 Norris Drive, Rochester, NY 14610 for more information about any of the following:

Feb. 16-19: Amateur Team East - Join a chess team and sign up at the Chess Center!

Feb. 19-23: Chess Camp! at the Rochester Chess Center

Mar. 17-18: 40th Marchand Open
Dr. Erich Marchand "requested that his friends play chess in his memory."

Links to flyers and schedules:
Tournaments: Find them here at  NYCHESS
Chess Camps: Find them here at NYChESS




Sunday, January 14, 2018

Jan. 24th - Lecture with Chess Master Matt Slomski

 Special Event 
Lecture Series continues with Chess Master
Matt Slomski
Topic: Initiative
Sponsored by the Community Chess Club of Rochester
Date: January 24th, 2018 
Time: 5:00-6:30pm at the Rochester Chess Center
Free for CCCR members; $5 for non-members.  All are welcome!
5pm-5:30pm: Free pizza, cookies & apple cider for all who attend 
Matt Slomski's chess lecture
5:30-6:30pm: Lecture (Introduction, Presentation, Q&A, Closing notes)
6:30pm: Registration for CCCR G/80d5 games (optional, following lecture)
Note: The lecture will be video recorded. 

Matt Slomski, USCF Master.  Rating 2070.


This lecture will include Q&A to willing participants from Chess Master Matt Slomski.  
Here is how that will be accomplished: 
In this lecture, Matt will request that those interested in being asked questions by Matt fill out a short questionnaire with your name and chess rating.  During the lecture, Matt may call upon only those people that are willing to respond to questions.  Matt will tailor the questions to willing participants based on their chess rating (with questions being more challenging for higher rated participants). If the participant has no chess rating, then beginner, intermediate or expert can be noted on the questionnaire. Please note that everyone is welcome and participation in questions from the lecturer Matt Slomski is optional.  Thank you for your interest, and we hope to see you at the lecture.


Update Jan. 15, 2018:
The blog editor has asked Matt to provide a short summary about his chess life.  
This is what Matt would like to share with everyone:

"I always enjoy having someone of greater strength at the chess center to play against. The biggest help was playing over 70 rated games with Igor Nikolayev which was very educational for me as well as increase my rating every time I managed a draw or even a win. The chess center today has this same glorious feeling!"


Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Lecture with Chess Master Clif Kharroubi, News & Events


Wednesday, December 20th
We will be having our annual Holiday Party tonight at the Chess Center, starting at 6:30pm.
The Community Chess Club will provide pizza, eggnog and soft drinks.
If you would like, please bring a dish to share.  We have been informed that Mike Runnells will be bringing a fresh batch of his wife's famous chocolate chip cookies!
Everyone is welcome!  Happy Holidays!





The Rochester Chess Center will be open for chess on Saturday, Dec. 23rd and 30th for the Youth Tournament at 10am (G/30d5), Open Tournament at 2pm (G/60d5) and for your last-minute shopping needs!

The Community Chess Club is open for their regular chess club meetings on Wed. Dec. 20th and Wed. Dec. 27th.  Registration: 6:30pm to 7:20pm (G/80d5).



Monday Night Chess League
The next Monday Night Dr. Farley Memorial Chess League begins Monday, Jan. 8th.
Sign-up at the Chess Center.  Register by 6:30pm on Jan. 8th.









From the United States Chess Federation December 2017 Rating Supplement

Chess Master Lev Paciorkowski  
has achieved at 2408 USCF Rating!

Lev is currently the #1 rated chess player
in the Rochester area and also the 
2016-2017 Club Champion.