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 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.

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, September 14th, 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. I will share more information about our G/60;d5 club championship occurring in Oct/Nov and a few other events upon my return next week.