Friday, November 18, 2005

Roselle CC - Kenilworth CC Team Match

The Roselle Chess Club team visited the Kenilworth Chess Club last night for an informal and unrated team match and won convincingly 8.5-1.5, despite the rather equal match-ups on every board. The Game-60 time limit certainly aided them a bit, but it was clear we were generally outplayed. I will be posting a few games in the coming days. Meanwhile, here are the results:

Roselle 8.5 -Kenilworth 1.5
0 David Grasso - Steve Stoyko 1
1 Maraj Daftani - Scott Massey 0
1/2 Mauricio Camejo - Mark Kernighan 1/2
1 Kenneth Chieu - Michael Goeller 0
1 Cesar Sorto - Ari Minkov 0
1 Ramon Garcia - Ziggy Bliznikas 0
1 Serge Adelson - Greg Tomkovich 0
1 Henry Charry - Joe Demetrick 0
1 Dan Panzono - Tedd Mann 0
1 Edgar Chamorro - Laukik Gadgil 0

Despite the disappointing loss it was an enjoyable night at the club, beginning with a lecture by Scott Massey on Rook and Pawn endings and ending with lots of time for socializing and casual play due to the relatively fast time limit in the team match. We look forward to seeing more of the Roselle players in the future and will have to start planning a "revenge" match.

In the coming week, I will be posting on Massey's lecture, some games from the team match (including Stoyko's very interesting French Defense game and my own loss with the Grand Prix Sicilian), and teaching chess to kids (since I had another chess class yesterday afternoon). The Kenilworth Chess Club is closed next Thursday for Thanksgiving Day. If I find time in the coming two weeks, I may also return to the Lake Hopatcong 1923 and 1926 tournaments (which I would like to finish this year), the Grand Prix Attack, some lines in the Vienna, and the Queen's Gambit as Black. I also hope to put together the second edition of the Kenilworth Chess Club Quarterly, publishing all the games from the blog from the past three months.


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