- NEXT WEEK (Wed. July 23rd) we will celebrate with a cake and distribute prizes to the players who drew or won their games with Abe, and also present Abe with his prize and certificate. All are welcome. Game registration is from 7-7:20pm, with rated games starting after the award presentations beginning at 7:30pm.
|Doug Spencer (left) and Abraham Glasser finished their game with a draw.|
July 16, 2014.
|Abraham's proud parents watched their son play in the chess simultaneous. |
July 16, 2014.
Abe will be a senior in high school this coming September. It was a long day for Abe who started his day by working a full 8-hour shift at RIT where he is an intern assisting in a research project. Abe is planning to enter into computer programming at RIT when he graduates from high school in 2015. Abe started out in chess when he was very young and has been a regular chess player at the chess center for nearly 10 years. Abe is also a registered USCF tournament director and performs TD duties once a month for the Community Chess Club. Abe has been the Community Chess Club champion for the last two years in a row. Abe's current USCF rating is 2119 (expert).
Blog Editor's Note: More information will be added, so come back later for updates.
Here is a complete list of players, USCF rating, and individual score against Abraham:
Gerald Birmingham.....1300..... loss
Don Stubblebine.....1813..... win
Randy MacKenzie.....2105 (expert).....win
Matt Slomski.....2186 (expert).....draw
Steven Yu.....unrated..... loss
Click here for the Chess Simultaneous Video with Abraham Glasser.
Click here for photos of many game score sheets from the participants.
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Week 1 July 7-11
A Chess Simul is an event where a single, high-ranking Chess player competes against multiple players all at once. It is an exciting show of skill and endurance. We are proud to have Abraham Glasser challenge 26 chess players. When all games are finished, the tournament director will present a tally of the results and present prizes for challengers with wins or draws (if any).
- No talking and kibitzing (including spectators) is permitted while games are in-progress; cell phones should be turned off or on vibrate.
Rochester Chess Center Tournament Results for July 26th:
1st Place: Andrew Guo with 3 points.
2nd Place:Franklin Jones (Trophy) with 2 points.
3rd Place: Leonid Solodov and Jack Olander with 1 point each.
4th Place: Francis Harman
|From left to right: Thomas Kwon, Jason Niu, Andrew Guo (trophy winner!), Natalie Prezhdo, John Rutecki, Peter Cetner and Michael Niu participated in today's Kids Tournament. July 19, 2014.|
|Staffan Engstrom (left) played Mike Connelly in the 2nd round. July 19, 2014.|
6th Place: Michael Shi and Edison Zhou
|Come join us at the picnic on July 9th!|
Jim Trowbridge 1-0 Mike Connelly
Mike Runnells 1/2-1/2 Howard Decker
Rolando Scrubb 0-1 Don Stubblebine
Doug Spencer 1-0 Pollifrone
Doug Spencer 1-0 Matt Eckert
Rochester Chess Center Tournament Results for July 5th:
2nd Place: Arianna Kharoubi with 3 points.
3rd Place: Aidan Kharoubi with 2 points.
4th Place: Michael Niu and Natalie Prezhdo with 1.5 points each.
5th Place: Andrew Guo and Thomas Kwon with 1 point each.
|From left to right, participants in the Saturday Kids chess tournament: Michael Niu, Arianna Kharroubi, Natalie Prezhdo, Jason Niu (trophy winner), Aidan Kharroubi, Thomas Kwon and Andrew Guo. July 5, 2014.|
|Michael Niu and Natalie Prezhdo. July 5, 2014.|
|Arianna Kharroubi and Jason Niu. July 5, 2014.|
|Isthier Chaudhury (left) played Kevin Roulhac from Buffalo. July 5, 2014.|
|FM Isay Golyak (left) played Theo Bogin. July 5, 2014.|
|Sherman Cunningham played FM Laszlo Tapaszto who is visiting from Caracas Venezula. July 5, 2014.|
Abe Glasser 1-0 John Manning
2nd Place: Vlad Bondar, Keefer Zhou and Finn Mahar with 1 point each.
3rd Place: Sam Powell
David Worl 1/2-1/2 James Trowbridge
Ken Marshall 1-0 Howard Decker
Don Stubblebine 1-0 Samuel Liu
Doug Spencer 1-0 Daniel Johnston
Sherman Cunningham 1-0 Bill Pollifrone
Keith Kolaczyk 1-0 Adam DeSantis
Latief Harris 0-1 Brian Jesse
Chris Brown 0-1 Randy Mac Kenzie
Isthier Chaudry 0-1 Ken McBride
Mike Connelly 0-1 Chuck Saweikis
Gerald Birmingham 0-1 Mike Runnells
Mike Lionti 1-0 Jim Attaya
|Thomas Kwon (left), Andrew Guo (trophy winner) and Ayush Dasgupta stand in the victory circle. June 21, 2014.|
2nd Place: Vlad Bondar and Ayush Dasgupta with 0.5 point each.
|Sherman Cunningham (left) holds on for a draw with FM Isay Golyak in the 2nd round of the Adult tournament held at the Rochester Chess Center. June 21, 2014.|
Matt Eckert 1/2-1/2 David Worl
Adam Desantis 0-1 Brian Jesse
Ken McBride 1-0 Jamshed Ahmed
Theodore Bogin 0-1 Doug Spencer
Alex Iosevich 1/2-1/2 Don Stubblebine
Samuel Liu 1/2-1/2 Sherman Cunningham
Jim Attaya 0-1 Isthier Chaudhury
Bill Pollifrone 0-1 Mike Lionti
Mike Runnells 0-1 Daniel Chadwick
2nd Place: Thomas Kwon (trophy winner), Michael Niu, and Keefer Zhou with 3 points each.
3rd Place: Rick Zhou and Andrew Guo with 1 point each.
1st Place: Matt Slomski with 3 points!
2nd Place: FM Isay Golyak with 2.5 points.
U2000: Lev Paciorkowski, Arjun Ganesh and Rolando Scrubb with 2 points each.
Doug Spencer 1/2-1/2 Alex Iosevich
Mike Connelly 0-1 Matt Eckert
Guy Fuhrman 0-1 Mike Runnells
Howard Decker 0-1 Mike Lionti
Jamshed Ahmed 1-0 Sherman Cunningham
Daniel Johnston 1-0 David Campbell
Rolando Scrubb 1-0 Jack Oleksyn
Bill Pollifrone 1-0 Gerald Birmingham
Brian Jesse 0-1 Braden Holcomb
Abe Glasser 1-0 Samuel Liu
|Bill Pollifrone (left) won his game with Gerald Birmingham. Bill is returning to USCF-rated chess after almost 20 years. However, Bill said he has continued to play chess over the years and has kept up with the game. Welcome back Bill!|
|Don Stubblebine (left rear) and Samuel Liu (left front) lost their games against Abe Glasser who played both Don and Sumuel simultaneously. This was good practice for Abe who will be taking on a 26-person simultaneous in July.|
|Brian Jesse (left) lost his game with Braden Holcomb. Both players joined the USCF. |
A big welcome to Brian and Braden!
Rochester Chess Center Tournament Results for June 7th:
2nd Place: Thomas Kwon with 3 points.
3rd Place: Michael Niu with 2.5 points.
|Left to Right (Michael Niu with 2.5 points, Jason Niu with 4 points (trophy winner), Thomas Kwon (3 points, 2nd place) and Sathya Mandava (1.5 points). Congratulations to all participants! June 7, 2014.|
|Jason Niu (left won his game with Finn Mahan) in an interesting game. June 7, 2014.|
|Jason Niu (left) won a blitz playoff with Thomas Kwon to win the trophy. His brother Michael gives the thumbs up and Sathya Mandava (front right) watches the chess battle from a distance. June 7, 2014.|
The Rochester Chess Center is looking very nice!
|The Rochester Chess Center has been beautifully landscaped with flowers and bushes. June 7, 2014.|
|Tomatoes on the vine are for Ron's enjoyment later in the year. Every year the good soil produces a big batches of sweet tomatoes. Even chess players need to eat their veggies!!!!!|
|Jacob Chen (left) won his game with Samuel Liu in the 3rd round. June 7, 2014.|
|David Worl (left rear) won his game with Mike Runnells. Daniel Johnston (left front) drew a very close game with Rolando Scrubb. June 4, 2014.|
|Mike Lionti (left) won his game with Gerald Birmingham. June 4, 2014.|
|Doug Spencer (left) lost a titanic battle with Ken McBride. June 4, 2014.|