Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Chess Center is open for chess on Wed. Nov. 27 and Sat. Nov. 30

The Community Chess Club of Rochester (CCCR) is open for chess at the Rochester Chess Center this Wednesday night, Nov. 27th. Registration is 6:45pm-7:25pm, with games starting at 7:30pm. (USCF-rated, G/80d5). Visitors always welcome!

The Rochester Chess Center's Saturday tournaments will be held on Nov. 30th. That includes the Youth tournament at 10am which runs until 1pm (USCF not required, G30d5), followed by the Adult tournament at 2pm (USCF-rated, G/60d5). Visitors always welcome!

221 Norris Drive, Rochester, NY 14610. 585-442-2430.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

RCC Saturday tournament results for November 23, 2013

Saturday Morning Youth Tournament Final Standings:
1st: Achutha Ramesh, Joshua Iosevich, and Erich Snell with 2.5 points each
4th: Arianna Kharroubi and Natalie Prezhdo with 2 points each
6th: Nathan Girnius and Anirudh Ramesh with 1 point each
8th: Kai Patrone with .5 points
9th: Ben Buyer

The Youth tournament is every Saturday from 10am to 1pm.
The Adult tournament is every Saturday from 2pm-8pm, 3 Rds G/60d5 with registration by 1:45pm.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Weekend Chess Tournament Results: Local, Geneseo, World!

Saturday Afternoon Adult Tournament Final Standings:
1st: Tom Liu with 3 points
2nd: Jeffrey Shi with 2.5 points
U1800: Rich Motroni and Thomas McElmurry with 1.5 points each

Saturday Morning Youth Tournament Final Standings:
1st: Arianna Kharroubi and Erich Snell with 3 points each
3rd: Aidan Kharroubi and Natalie Prezhdo with 1.5 points each
5th: Robert Hong

The 2nd SUNY Geneseo tournament was a great success. There were 3 sections: Open, U1400 and un-rated with a total of 71 players. Details/photos/games will be coming shortly. Results below are incomplete at this time, but will be added shortly. Thanks to James Hiltunen and Nicholas Sortisio for organizing a terrific tournament!

Note: Prizes below are in the form of Amazon.com gift cards.

1st: Peter Carter (1284) 4-0-0 ($125)
2nd: Thomas Brock, Mike Lionti (1356) 3-1-0 ($25), Thomas Brock (Geneseo student) (1131) 3-1-0 ($25) and Micah Wiesner (Geneseo student) 3-1-0 ($25)
U1000: Nathan Saint Ours (874) 3-1-0 ($50)

Peter Carter (right) won the 4th round game and the U1400 Section title against Nathan Saint Ours at the SUNY Geneseo Fall Chess Tournament on Saturday, November 16th, 2013.

1st: Marcus Elia 4.0 ($60)
2nd: Michael Pilosov 3.5 ($50)
3rd-7th (Tie) with 3 points each: Dan Macaluso ($30), Samir Farooq ($30), Nicholas Charles ($30), Joe McMahon ($30) and Uddhi Stowell ($30)
8th (Tie): Kyle Morgan ($7.50) and Gabrielle Kosoy ($7.50)

2013 World Chess Championship: Carlsen winning 4-2

Click the photo to go to the official World Championship web site


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

This Saturday, Nov. 16th: SUNY Geneseo tournament organized by James Hiltunen

This is an excellent tournament.  Great prizes, a rated and unrated section, and great food provided free for all participating chess players. 

Click here for a map of the campus.
Click here for the SUNY Geneseo Chess Club web site.

This is the 2nd SUNY Geneseo tournament!
 The Rochester Chess Center is providing a van to shuttle players to and from the tournament. The van will be leaving promptly at 9:30am on Saturday morning, Nov. 16th. Call 585-442-2430 if you would like to reserve a seat.

Play in the unrated section or the USCF-member section!

The tournament will be on Saturday November 16th. There will be $500 of catered food and more than $700 for prizes. 50% of the profits will go to the Salvation Army Adopt-A-Child and we will accepting donations of chess sets, boards, books to give to Adobt-A-Family for Christmas gifts.The tournament is organized by James Hiltunen. The Spring tournament was fantastic. Mark your calendars! The Rochester Chess Center Saturday tournament will still be held for players unable to attend the Geneseo tournament.  However, we hope you will support James Hiltunen and his tournament this Saturday in Geneseo!