Thursday, October 19, 2017

2017 Community Chess Club Championship - Rnd3


Defending Club Champion, Chess Master Lev Paciorkowski, won his game with
 2010 Club Champion and Club President Don Stubblebine in a titanic battle.

Lev Paciorkowski, David Phelps, Clif Kharroubi and Randy MacKenzi won their third round games in the club championship, and will be entering the 4th round with 3 points.  The defending club champion, Lev Paciorkowski, is still in position to repeat.  However, there are still 2 games to go, and there will be challengers attempting to secure that title and become the new club champion.  The club champion traditionally gives a chess simultaneous the following year. 

There were a few upsets in the second round:
Brian Jesse drew Ken McBride
Howard Decker drew Jim Trowbridge
Richard Warmus won against Mike Lionti



Randy MacKenzie won his game with Tony Badamo to secure 3 points in the tournament.

Brian Jesse played a spectacular game to secure a draw with Ken McBride.

Clif Kharroubi played a crushing knight fork (with check) to secure his point
against Rich Motroni in a tenuous endgame.


The Club Championship continues with Round #4 next week, on Wed. Oct. 25th, 2017.
Spectators welcome.  Games begin at 7:30pm, following announcements.
All games played at the Rochester Chess Center, 221 Norris Dr. Rochester, NY.

Favorites going into Round 4:
Chess Master Lev Paciorkowski
Expert Randy MacKenzie

The game between chess instructors Clif Kharroubi & Ken McBride 
should prove to be a fierce battle!

Note: ...hoping to get all 3 of Lev's games on here over the weekend!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

2017 Community Chess Club Championship - Rnd2

Defending Club Champion, Chess Master Lev Paciorkowski won his game with Jamshed Ahmed.




The Club Championship continues with Round #3 next week, on Wed. Oct. 18th, 2017.
Spectators welcome.  Games begin at 7:30pm, following announcements.
All games played at the Rochester Chess Center, 221 Norris Dr. Rochester, NY.









Friday, October 6, 2017