Casual, Blitz, Bughouse, Ladder Chess Evening

Our regular weekly club meeting occurs Thursday evenings from 6:00-9:45pm in the Oak Room of the Arrillaga Family Recreation Center. Casual, blitz, bughouse and ladder chess games are in the offing and we may also play another impromptu blitz tournament (free, no prizes), given there appears to be an appetite for same.

Impromptu Blitz #7 Results, Schedule Updates

We enjoyed a record 31 participants in our Impromptu Blitz #7 last night, a 5-round G/3+2 affair which included no less than nine first-time visitors to the club. As is often the case, Pranav Jindal and Alaric Stein sat atop the wall chart when all was said and done, Pranav taking first this time with a perfect 5-0 while Alaric shared joint second at 4-1 with Cesar Tamondong, who nicked me in the final round with his accursed From’s Gambit (between he and Kornél I’m considering a temporary ban at the club on that particular response to my beloved Bird). Full results for the tournament may be viewed in the attached image.

I’ll update the club’s schedule of events this weekend (https://menloparkchess.club/events/) but we’ll meet December 14th and 21st for casual, blitz or variant tournaments then there will be no meetings December 28th and January 4th, due to the Holidays. Beginning January 11th we’ll hold a 2- or 3-week quick-rated event of some kind, likely G/15, perhaps double-round quads again. As always, let me know your preferences and/or dislikes and I hope to see many of you next week.

#PlayerRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4Rd 5Total
1Pranav JindalB 21W 7B 4W 2W 6
1.02.03.04.05.05.0
2Alaric SteinW 12B 19W 8B 1W 10
1.02.03.03.04.04.0
3Cesar TamondongB 22W 4B 26W 13B 9
1.01.02.03.04.04.0
4Ramkumar JeyaramanW 26B 3W 1B 16B 11
1.02.02.02.53.53.5
5Richard WangB 13W 17B 10W 23W 16
1.01.51.52.53.53.5
6Kornel CsernaibyeW 29B 14W 10B 1
0.51.52.53.53.53.5
7David ZhaoW 31B 1W 18B 14W 15
1.01.01.52.53.53.5
8Gabriel SanchezB 29W 16B 2W 11W 18
1.02.02.02.03.03.0
9Mark DrurybyeW 15B 17byeW 3
0.51.52.53.03.03.0
10Charlie MayvilleW 18B 11W 5B 6B 2
1.02.03.03.03.03.0
11Hayden BrongersmaB 27W 10B 22B 8W 4
1.01.02.03.03.03.0
12Joey LoB 2W 27B 16– 26W 20
0.01.01.0X2.03.03.0
13Paul HartelW 5B 31W 19B 3B 21
0.01.02.02.03.03.0
14Kanav MaheshwaribyeB 20W 6W 7B 23
0.51.51.51.52.52.5
15Rohan KaprebyeB 9W 29W 17B 7
0.50.51.52.52.52.5
16Josen KalraW 23B 8W 12W 4B 5
1.01.02.02.52.52.5
17Taewoo KimW 28B 5W 9B 15B 25
1.01.51.51.52.52.5
18Aditya DhamdhereB 10W 24B 7W 19B 8
0.01.01.52.52.52.5
19Gagan PrakashB 30W 2B 13B 18W 27
1.01.01.01.02.02.0
20Hugo PuB 24W 14B 23W 22B 12
1.01.01.02.02.02.0
21Beata Ang-DuttaW 1B 23W 27B 28W 13
0.00.01.02.02.02.0
22Ugo MadaguW 3B 28W 11B 20W 30
0.01.01.01.02.02.0
23Austin ChenB 16W 21W 20B 5W 14
0.01.02.02.02.02.0
24Taein KimW 20B 18– 31W 25B 28
0.00.0X1.01.02.02.0
25Shlok Chowdhurybye—-—-B 24W 17
0.5U0.5U0.51.51.51.5
26Arjun GoelB 4W 30W 3– 12—-
0.01.01.0F1.0U1.01.0
27Maybeline HinloW 11B 12B 21W 30B 19
0.00.00.01.01.01.0
28Minsoo KimB 17W 22B 30W 21W 24
0.00.01.01.01.01.0
29Amogh RaoW 8B 6B 15—-—-
0.00.00.0U0.0U0.00.0
30Bud WollW 19B 26W 28B 27B 22
0.00.00.00.00.00.0
31Jimmy ChenB 7W 13– 24—-—-
0.00.0F0.0U0.0U0.00.0

Casual, Blitz, Bughouse, Ladder Chess Evening

Our regular weekly club meeting occurs Thursday evenings from 6:00-9:45pm in the Oak Room of the Arrillaga Family Recreation Center. Casual, blitz, bughouse and ladder chess games are in the offing, as usual.

Please note: I (Mark Drury) will not be at the club this week, October 5th, but the room will be open for those who wish to play some casual, blitz, bughouse or ladder chess games. Those who do attend will need to bring their own chess equipment and set up tables for play, as needed, then return the tables to their usual configuration before leaving–takes all of a few minutes to do so.

Casual, Blitz, Bughouse, Ladder Chess Evening

Our regular weekly club meeting occurs Thursday evenings from 6:00-9:45pm in the Oak Room of the Arrillaga Family Recreation Center. Casual, blitz, bughouse and ladder chess games are in the offing, as usual.

Please note: I (Mark Drury) will not be at the club this week, October 12th, but the room will be open for those who wish to play some casual, blitz, bughouse or ladder chess games. Those who do attend will need to bring their own chess equipment and set up tables for play, as needed, then return the tables to their usual configuration before leaving–takes all of a few minutes to do so.

Impromptu G/2+3 Double-Round Blitz #6

We enjoyed another excellent turnout for our casual evening this past Thursday and 26 people played in our impromptu G/2+3 double-round blitz tournament (two games played against each opponent), with Andy Applebaum taking sole first with a perfect 8 points. One point behind in sole second was first-time club visitor Ramkumar Jeyaraman, while Cesar Tamondong claimed sole third with 6 points. Of particular note was the result of Hayden Brongersma at 5 points, a young player who seems to get stronger each week and, if memory serves, only took up the game seriously earlier this year. Full results for the tournament are given below and we’ll continue to offer these blitz events (with different formats and time controls) on casual nights given it’s clearly what club membership wishes to do.

#Name/Rating/IDRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4Rd 5Rd 6Rd 7Rd 8Total
1Andy ApplebaumW 22B 22B 17W 17W 11B 11W 3B 3 
 1.02.03.04.05.06.07.08.08.0
2Ramkumar JeyaramanB 6W 6W 15B 15W 8B 8B 11W 11 
 0.01.02.03.04.05.06.07.07.0
3Cesar TamondongW 16B 16W 13B 13B 7W 7B 1W 1 
 1.02.03.04.05.06.06.06.06.0
4Rohan KaprebyebyeW 6B 6B 19W 19W 5B 5 
 0.51.01.02.03.04.04.05.05.0
5Kornel CsernaiB 24W 24W 7B 7W 12B 12B 4W 4 
 1.02.03.03.04.04.05.05.05.0
6Hayden BrongersmaW 2B 2B 4W 4B 21W 21W 10B 10 
 1.01.02.02.03.03.54.55.05.0
7David ZhaoW 19B 19B 5W 5W 3B 3B 15W 15 
 1.02.02.03.03.03.04.04.54.5
8Mark DruryW 10B 10byebyeB 2W 2W 17B 17 
 1.02.02.53.03.03.04.04.54.5
9Josen KalraB 15W 15W 16B 16W 18B 18W 21B 21 
 0.00.01.01.01.52.53.54.54.5
10Amogh RaoB 8W 8W 26B 26B 13W 13B 6W 6 
 0.00.01.02.03.04.04.04.54.5
11Pranav JindalB 14W 14W 21B 21B 1W 1W 2B 2 
 1.02.03.04.04.04.04.04.04.0
12John VitlacilbyebyebyebyeB 5W 5B 14W 14 
 0.51.01.52.02.03.04.04.04.0
13Lasha LakarbaiaW 26B 26B 3W 3W 10B 10W 22B 22 
 1.02.02.02.02.02.03.04.04.0
14Paul HartelW 11B 11B 23W 23B 17W 17W 12B 12 
 0.00.01.02.03.03.03.04.04.0
15Jay WackerW 9B 9B 2W 2B 22W 22W 7B 7 
 1.02.02.02.03.03.53.54.04.0
16Atul DhingraB 3W 3B 9W 9W 20B 20W 23B 23 
 0.00.00.01.01.02.03.04.04.0
17Nikita GrinkinB 25W 25W 1B 1W 14B 14B 8W 8 
 1.02.02.02.02.03.03.03.53.5
18Aditya Dhamdherebyebye—-—-B 9W 9B 25W 25 
 0.51.0U1.0U1.01.51.52.53.53.5
19Isaiah ScottB 7W 7W 24B 24W 4B 4W 20B 20 
 0.00.01.02.02.02.03.03.03.0
20Hugo Pubyebye—-—-B 16W 16B 19W 19 
 0.51.0U1.0U1.02.02.02.03.03.0
21Ashwin GaneshW 23B 23B 11W 11W 6B 6B 9W 9 
 1.02.02.02.02.02.52.52.52.5
22Richard WangB 1W 1W 25B 25W 15B 15B 13W 13 
 0.00.01.02.02.02.52.52.52.5
23Jerome OrielB 21W 21W 14B 14B 26W 26B 16W 16 
 0.00.00.00.01.02.02.02.02.0
24Victor ChenW 5B 5B 19W 19B 25W 25W 26B 26 
 0.00.00.00.01.01.01.02.02.0
25Michael DarrW 17B 17B 22W 22W 24B 24W 18B 18 
 0.00.00.00.00.01.01.01.01.0
26Ganesh R.B 13W 13B 10W 10W 23B 23B 24W 24 
 0.00.00.00.00.00.01.01.01.0

Casual, Blitz, Bughouse, Ladder Chess Evening

Our regular weekly club meeting occurs Thursday evenings from 6:00-9:45pm in the Oak Room of the Arrillaga Family Recreation Center. Casual, blitz, bughouse and ladder chess games are in the offing and we may also play another impromptu blitz tournament (free, no prizes), given there appears to be an appetite for same.

Casual, Blitz, Bughouse, Ladder Chess Evening

Our regular weekly club meeting occurs Thursday evenings from 6:00-9:45pm in the Oak Room of the Arrillaga Family Recreation Center. Casual, blitz, bughouse and ladder chess games are in the offing, as usual.

Please note: I (Mark Drury) will not be at the club this week, October 19th, but the room will be open for those who wish to play some casual, blitz, bughouse or ladder chess games. Those who do attend will need to bring their own chess equipment and set up tables for play, as needed, then return the tables to their usual configuration before leaving–takes all of a few minutes to do so.

Impromptu G/2+3 Double-Round Blitz #5

We enjoyed another good turnout for our casual evening this past Thursday and 24 people played in our impromptu G/2+3 double-round blitz tournament (two games played against each opponent), with Andy, Pranav and Alaric sharing first place with 7 out of 8 points. The time control was a bit unusual and was chosen solely because we wished to try something different, something a little faster than normal. I don’t know that we’ll play G/2+3 again as it was not obviously better than G/3+2 or the like but it was perhaps worth trying. We’ll play another impromptu blitz tournament next week (September 28th) and our club championship will begin the following week, October 5th. Regards,

Mark Drury

#PlayerRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4Rd 5Rd 6Rd 7Rd 8Total
1Andy ApplebaumbyebyeB 13W 13W 15B 15B 10W 10 
 0.51.02.03.04.05.06.07.07.0
2Pranav JindalW 17B 17B 5W 5W 10B 10W 3B 3 
 1.02.03.04.05.06.07.07.07.0
3Alaric SteinB 18W 18W 6B 6W 11B 11B 2W 2 
 1.02.03.04.05.06.06.07.07.0
4Rohan KaprebyebyebyebyeW 21B 21B 11W 11 
 0.51.01.52.03.04.05.06.06.0
5David ZhaoB 20W 20W 2B 2W 13B 13W 7B 7 
 1.02.02.02.03.04.05.05.05.0
6Josen KalraW 9B 9B 3W 3B 8W 8W 12B 12 
 1.02.02.02.02.03.04.05.05.0
7Julian TaibyebyeB 15W 15W 19B 19B 5W 5 
 0.51.01.02.03.04.04.05.05.0
8Paul HartelB 15W 15B 17W 17W 6B 6W 20B 20 
 0.01.01.02.03.03.04.05.05.0
9Austin ChenB 6W 6W 18B 18W 23B 23B 16W 16 
 0.00.01.01.02.03.04.05.05.0
10Richard WangB 21W 21W 16B 16B 2W 2W 1B 1 
 1.02.03.04.04.04.04.04.04.0
11Nikita GrinkinW 19B 19W 12B 12B 3W 3W 4B 4 
 1.02.03.04.04.04.04.04.04.0
12Ashwin GaneshW 24B 24B 11W 11W 14B 14B 6W 6 
 1.02.02.02.03.04.04.04.04.0
13Isaiah ScottB 22W 22W 1B 1B 5W 5W 21B 21 
 1.02.02.02.02.02.03.04.04.0
14Hugo PubyebyebyebyeB 12W 12B 24W 24 
 0.51.01.52.02.02.03.04.04.0
15Thomas GerberW 8B 8W 7B 7B 1W 1B 18W 18 
 1.01.02.02.02.02.02.03.03.0
16Arnav BhavsarB 23W 23B 10W 10W 20B 20W 9B 9 
 1.02.02.02.02.03.03.03.03.0
17Amogh RaoB 2W 2W 8B 8W 18B 18B 19W 19 
 0.00.01.01.01.02.02.03.03.0
18Hayden BrongersmaW 3B 3B 9W 9B 17W 17W 15B 15 
 0.00.00.01.02.02.03.03.03.0
19Jeff UngarB 11W 11W 24B 24B 7W 7W 17B 17 
 0.00.01.02.02.02.03.03.03.0
20Aditya DhamdhereW 5B 5W 22B 22B 16W 16B 8W 8 
 0.00.01.02.03.03.03.03.03.0
21Michael DarrW 10B 10W 23B 23B 4W 4B 13W 13 
 0.00.01.02.02.02.02.02.02.0
22Johann LoebW 13B 13B 20W 20B 24W 24B 23W 23 
 0.00.00.00.01.01.01.02.02.0
23Victor ChenW 16B 16B 21W 21B 9W 9W 22B 22 
 0.00.00.00.00.00.01.01.01.0
24Maxime GerberB 12W 12B 19W 19W 22B 22W 14B 14 
 0.00.00.00.00.01.01.01.01.0

Casual, Blitz, Bughouse, Ladder Chess Evening

Our regular weekly club meeting occurs Thursday evenings from 6:00-9:45pm in the Oak Room of the Arrillaga Family Recreation Center. Casual, blitz, bughouse and ladder chess games are in the offing and we may also play another impromptu blitz tournament (free, no prizes), given there appears to be an appetite for same.

Casual, Blitz, Bughouse, Ladder Chess Evening

Our regular weekly club meeting occurs Thursday evenings from 6:00-9:45pm in the Oak Room of the Arrillaga Family Recreation Center. Casual, blitz, bughouse and ladder chess games are in the offing and we may also play another impromptu blitz tournament (free, no prizes), given there appears to be an appetite for same.