Tuesday, March 4, 2014

This week's tournaments and activities: Mar. 3-9, 2014

Congratulations to co-champions of the 36th Annual Marchand Open:

 Grand Master Gata Kamsky 
 FIDE Master Ben Dean-Kawamura

Grandmaster Mikheil Kekelidze (left) lost to FIDE Master Ben Dean-Kawamura in the final round of the 36th Annual Marchand Open 2014.
Grandmaster and United States Chess Champion Gata Kamsky (left) and FIDE Master Ben Dean-kawamura stand together as co-champions of the 36th Annual Marchand Open 2014.
 Here are the complete results:

This photo courtesy of the Democrat and Chronicle

Thanks to organizer Ron Lohrman and tournament director Ken McBride
of the Rochester Chess Center for running an excellent tournament!

Ron Lohrman (left), Ken McBride and Arianna Kharroubi

More tournament information coming soon... please check back periodically...

Click this external link for Walter DeJong vs Akash Moothed

Click this external link for a great collection of Marchand games and tournament notes from Sam Copeland

Marchand tournament 2014 chess games (annotated or not) are welcome for publishing on this site (please submit embedded link from chess.com to your game and email to mpk449@frontiernet.net) Abe Glasser will be providing his game with GM Gata Kamsky soon.

36th Annual Marchand Open - March 8-9, 2014

Portrait of Dr. Erich Watkinson Marchand displayed at the Rochester Chess Center

 There are now 6 GMs on the list of players: Kekhelidze, Kudrin, Kamsky, Ivanov, Paragua and Lenderman. 
Call the Chess Center for information at 585-442-2430.

Grandmaster and United States Chess Champion Gata Kamsky
will be playing in the 36th Annual Marchand Open Chess Tournament at the Strong Museum March 8-9.

Grandmaster Alexander Ivanov

Grandmaster Alex Lenderman

Grandmaster Mikheil Kekelidze

Grandmaster Sergey Kudrin

Grandmaster Mark Paragua

TLA (Tournament Life Announcement) for the 36th Annual Marchand Open Chess Tournament:

A Heritage Event!
Chess Magnet School Junior Grand Prix!
MAR. 8-9   2014 Marchand Open (36th Annual)
Dr. Erich Marchand "requested that his friends play chess in his memory." Please help us celebrate the 100th anniversary of Erich's birthday and the 25th anniversary of the Rochester Chess Center. 5SS, G/120 d5. Location: Strong National Museum of Play, One Manhattan Square, Rochester, NY 14607. $$10,750 Gtd. Open Section: $2000-1300-850-550-300, Under 2200 & U2000 each $500-300. FIDE Rated. EF: $70. U1800 Section: $600-400-250. Under 1600 $400-250. EF: $65. U1400 Section: $400-275-175. Under 1200 $275-175. EF: $60. U1000 Section:$260-190-130-70. Under 800 $150-90-60. EF: $55. Unrated players in the U1800 section can only win $125, in U1400 & U1000 $55. IMs and GMs free if registered by 2/23 not 3/10 as published in CL. All EF add $25 after 2/26/2014. NYSCA members deduct $3. Great food available at site. Registration.: 8:30-9:15am. Rds.: Sat. 10-2:15-6:30, Sun. 10-2:15. One 1/2 point bye available in rd 1, 2, 3, or 4 if requested at entry. Info: 585-442-2430. Mail entry to: Rochester Chess Center, 221 Norris Dr., Rochester, NY 14610. Websites: www.nychess.org andwww.rochesterchessclub.org. Store: www.Chessset.com.

From Jennifer Shahade's YouTube collection: The Scoop with GM Gata Kamsky:

Mar. 5th: Wednesday Community Chess Club of Rochester at 7:30pm
Results (click for USCF ratings page):
22 players tonight.
Runnells, M 0-1 Lionti, M
Connelly, M 0-1 Strazzabosco, J
Patel, Arjun 1-0 Fuhrman, G
Glasser, A 1-0 Klug, B
Attaya, J 0-1 McBride, K
Carter, J 0-1 DeRisio, M
DeSantis, A 0-1 Carter, P
Saweikis, C 1/2-1/2 Phillips, P
Badamo, T 1/2-1/2 Cherin, S
Johnston, D 1-0 Kehoe, W
Chapman, T 1/2-1/2 Eckert, M

Mar. 8-9th: Marchand Open Chess Tournament at Strong Museum (no tournaments at Chess Center)
Mar. 22nd: 9th Annual Women's Invitational chess tournament at Rochester Chess Center
Mar. 31st: Spring Chess League at the Rochester Chess Center (Register by 6:30pm)
Apr. 14-18: Spring Break Chess Camp
Call 585-442-2430 for details


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