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The Right Move, in partnership with New York State Department of Parks, provides FREE Chess Tournaments for youth in the New York City area.

Monthly ChessTournaments are held at Roberto Clemente State Park, 301 W Tremont Ave., Bx, 10453. See our sidebar for more info and to register for a tournament.

The Right Move Chess Foundation, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit corporation which serves scholastic chess players in  New York City and the Greater Capital District of Albany, New York by providing a series of free chess tournaments during the school year.  

DateTournamentNotes: Limited number due to COVID Pre-Registration recommended. On-site 1st come limited
Apr 24 (Sat) BLMHS, 357 Clermont Ave., Brooklyn 255 Begin Here OTB OutdoorsEF: Free 55 degrees outdoors minimum necessaryRegister here
Apr 25 at Roberto Clemente State Park, Bronx TRM#254 Dream Big OTB EF: Free Stay safe & healty. Respect others. Register here
May 2 at Riverbank State Park260 PreparedEF: Free 55 degrees
Register here
May 9 at Riverbank State Park
259 Think, ThinkEF: Free 55 degreesRegister here
June 6 Riverbank261 Wishful sponsor this tournamentPre-registration opens 3 weeks prior to tournament
Riverbank259 Courageous sponsor this tournamentPre-registration opens 3 weeks prior to tournament
Riverbank260 Probingsponsor this tournamentPre-registration opens 3 weeks prior to tournament
Riverbank261 Imaginesponsor this tournamentPre-registration opens 3 weeks prior to tournament
Riverbank262 Fulfilled sponsor this tournamentPre-registration opens 3 weeks prior to tournament
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Results from all of our tournaments are NOW POSTED.

See who is signed in so far…

Updated 9:00 AM Saturday, April 17, 2021.

  • Scroll down for Alphabetical list, first by date, then by section., then by last name.
  • (List are Not performed by machine. To report errors please email: mcmanusj363@gmail.com )
  • WD after name indicate withdrawn (will not play).
  • OK after name indicates “yes” response to ability to adjust to new site on April 24.

Begin Here   Apr 24 at Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School, 357 Clermont Ave. (Brooklyn)    4SS, G/30;d5. 11, 12, 1:30, 2:30. Limit: 48 players.   (Currently 48 listed)

USCF reported ratings from 3/9 are included below.

King   Above 1300

  1. Suvan Baranwal    1578
  2. Louis Barry    1612 ok
  3. Andrew Beckles   1316
  4. Jeremiah Beckles   1312
  5. Daniel Bolkovitinova   1279 
  6. Nathan Bolkovitinova   1167
  7. Gael Chi-Burns 1367 ok
  8. Daniel Kastioukevitch   1556
  9. Anson Leong   859 ok
  10. Joshua Liberman   1318
  11. Chenxuan Ling 1347
  12. Brendan Moran   1624 ok
  13. Maria Poulos-Chachere 1333 ok
  14. Jonathan Rodriguez  1519
  15. Leo Shen 1177 ok
  16. Tim Shvarts   1552
  17. Chloe Stark   1488 ok
  18. Elizabeth Tsugel   1565

  1. Queen  Above 900
  1. Jacob Bolkovitinova   1057
  2. Gabryela Caban,     1096
  3. Liam Chan   1055 ok
  4. Riley Duda Thomson 1241
  5. Leqi Han   803
  6. Surya Krishnan    851
  7. Laasya Mada    1028
  8. Rafael Robinovich,   1070
  9. Max Stark     719 ok
  10. Sahasra Vidap Jr 1204

Rook   Above 500

  1. Reha Agarwal 516 ok
  2. Risha Agarwal 526 ok
  3. Leor Aranov   785
  4. Braecen Caldeira 819
  5. Solina Caldeira  819
  6. Shawn Epelbaum 851
  7. Lior Liberman
  8. Ethan Mishuris   800 ok
  9. Kabir Mutha    843

kNight     Below 500

  1. Zack Aronov   333
  2. Lazi Lazare Barbakadze
  3. Savit Baranwal   259
  4. Dmitri Dodashvili   Unrated
  5. Tedore Dodashvili   Unrated
  6. Liam Kopman   101
  7. Nioclas O’Muirithe   Unrated
  8. Quinones Hernandez, Fabrizzio Unrated
  9. David Raysten Unr
  10. Samanvi Vidap 483

Waiting List:

Dream Big   April 25 at Roberto Clemente State Park    4SS, G/30;d5. 11, 12, 1:30, 2:30. Limit: 48 players.  (Currently 30 listed)

Games will be played indoors, with only players permitted inside. After each game players will leave indoor area until next round is posted (outdoors). Awards will be outdoors.

USCF Rating report from 4/9 are included below.

 King    Above 1300

  1. Suvan Baranwal 1578
  2. Louis Barry   1612
  3. Kyle Cheung 1646
  4. Alice Chovanec 1107
  5. Anson Leong 859
  6. Joshua Liberman   1318
  7. Chenxuan Ling 1347
  8. Oliver Ma    1426
  9. Fanrong Meng    1179
  10. Brendan Moran 1624
  11. Nathan Peyton   1368
  12. Ethan Shemo,   1259
  13. Elizabeth Tsugel    1565
  14. Tariq Yue 1362

 Queen    Above 900

Rook   Above 500

  1. Braecen Caldeira 826
  2. Solina Caldeira 779
  3. Surya Krishnan   822
  4. Anton Kouzmitchev   533
  5. Andrey Kouzmitchev    535
  6. Summer Li   830
  7. Lior Liberman   585
  8. Lasya Mada   1028
  9. Ethan Mishuris   800
  10. Luna Reisoglu   840
  11. Hugo Zhang    725

kNight   Below 500

  1. Darren Bai Unrated
  2. Savit Baranwal 259
  3. Soura Mada   421
  4. Benjamin Nunez Unrated
  5. Santiago Nunez Unrated

Prepared May 2 at Riverbank State Park 4SS, G/30;d5. 11, 12, 1:30, 2:30. Limit: 36 players. May USCF ratings

Sunday, May 2, at Riverbank State Park, located near 145th Street and Riverside Drive.. To add or correct errors–

King (USCF Above 1300)

  1. Suvan Baranwal
  2. Louis Barry 1509
  3. Leo Shen 1003

Queen (USCF Above 900)

Rook (USCF Above 500)

  1. James Margolis
  2. Arjun Pradhan

Knight (USCF Below 500)

  1. Savit Baranwal
  2. Ishani Gupta
  3. Shain Gupta
  4. Eva Pradhan

Please email: mcmanusj363@gmail.com

Let us know if you can’t make it. Only the first 36 registered (checked-in on-site) can play.

EF: Free. 4 Games, G/30;d5. New: 36 player maximum limit. 4 sections : 6 players minimim per section) Games at 11, 12, 1:30, 2:30. Check-in so that Pairings for round 1 can be made at 10:45. Trophies & medals.

Think, Think   May 9 at Riverbank State Park.      4SS, G/30;d5. 11, 12, 1:30, 2:30. Limit: 36 players. (Currently 36) May USCF ratings

King (Above 1300)

  1. Suvan Baranwal 1578
  2. Louis Barry   1612
  3. Buck, G 1506
  4. Anabelle Fang 1108
  5. Jack Guttman 1379
  6. Anson Leong 859
  7. Chenxuan Ling   1347
  8. Fanrong Meng  1179
  9. Brendan Moran1624
  10. Ella Moran 1786
  11. Karl Puertas Elmore   1317
  12. Ethan Shemo 1259
  13. Leo Shen 1003
  14. Elizabeth Tsugel   1565 
  15. Sahasra Vidap   1204
  16. Tariq Yue   1382

 Queen Above 900

  1. Glynnton B 1004
  2. Surya Krishnan 852
  3. Anjyu Fujita   1125
  4. Laasya Mada, 1028
  5. James Shemo  873 
  6. Hugo Zhang   720 

Rook   Above 500

  1. Shawn Epelbaum 852
  2. Leqi Han   803
  3. Karthikeyan, Varsha   664
  4. Kabir Mutha 643
  5. Jiro Penafiel-Sato 601
  6. Arjun Pradhan   628
  7. Ryan Shemo 498

kNight   Under 500

  1. Savit Baranwal 259
  2. Sourya Mada 421
  3. Benjamin Nunez Unrated
  4. Santiago Nunez Unrated
  5. Eva Pradhan   Unrated
  6. David Raytsen 418
  7. Violet Shemo,  118
  8. William Shemo. Unrated
  9. Samanvi Vidap  483374

“Begin Here” Apr 24 Bishop Loughlin Memorial HS, 357 Clermont Ave., Bkln

Hi! Exciting news! A new site for Apr 24 now allows the chess tournament to hold 48 players.

Tournament Name: ‘Begin Here”

When: Saturday, April 24, 2021 Round 1 at 11:00. Check-in by 10:45 or begin play in round 2.

Where: Outdoor Yard at Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School, 357 Clermont Ave., Brooklyn

Please reply: Yes, I am coming to the tournament at Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School on Saturday, April 24 My Name is __________________________ and my section is __________________________________

Welcome to Brooklyn, where Over-The-Board (OTB) scholastic chess action has survived despite all the weather conditions and changes.

All those on the list below will receive a personal email asking you to confirm your place. If you do not reply to this still outdoor tournament you may lose your place.

Sign up now with your email to mcmanusj363@gmail.com by giving full name of each entrant, USCF ID and section. You may include your phone number in case of last minute delays or changes. You will receive a confirmation email from a live person.

Scholastic players only (up to grade 12). Players may join/renew USCF membership on-site for a yearly fee of $9. (No credit cards.) The April USCF rating list will be used for this event.

When: Saturday, April 24, 2021. Games begin at 11:00, 12:00, 1:30 and 2:30. Players can win trophies or medals. Temperature must be 55 degrees or above for outdoor play.

The list of those currently signed up for this event can be found below. An updated alphabetical list is posted on the website “See who is signed in…” Please correct any errors below via email to mcmanusj363@gmail.com

SwissSys Report: Begin Here

SwissSys Standings. Begin Here: King (Above 1300)

#NameIDRatingTotal
1BRENDAN PAU MORAN1510122616240.0
2LOUIS JOHN BARRY1699554716120.0
3SUVAN BARANWAL1667300015780.0
4ELIZABETH TSUGEL1657347815650.0
5TIM SHVARTS1615600715520.0
6JONATHA RODRIGUEZ1569068315190.0
7CHLOE A STARK1613880614880.0
8DA KASTIOUKEVITCH1665797814760.0
9GAEL CHI-BURNS1550622413490.0
10CHENXUAN LING1715998313470.0
11M POULOS-CHACHERE1592614513330.0
12JOSHUA R LIBERMAN1657348413180.0
13ANDREW BECKLES1611253613160.0
14JEREMIAH BECKLES1610994613120.0
15DAN BOLKHOVITINOV1644552412790.0
16RILE DUDA-THOMSON1688102612410.0
17NAT BOLKHOVITINOV1662760611670.0
18ANSON LEONG172881618590.0

SwissSys Standings. Begin Here: Queen (Above 900)

#NameIDRatingTotal
1RILE DUDA-THOMSON1688102612410.0
2SAHASRA VIDAP JR1588177412090.0
3RAFAEL ROBINOVICH1661545211350.0
4GABRYELA CABAN1579881710920.0
5JAC BOLKHOVITINOV1662759210570.0
6LIAM CHAN1619246210550.0
7SURYA KRISHNAN168907368520.0
8LEQI HAN300453278030.0

SwissSys Standings. Begin Here: Rook (Above 500)

#NameIDRatingTotal
1SURYA KRISHNAN168907368520.0
2KABIR PARTH MUTHA300254328430.0
3BREACEN CALDEIRA164455728190.0
4SOLINA CALDEIRA164455458190.0
5ETHAN G MISHURIS170616408000.0
6LEOR MICHA ARONOV165687307850.0
7MAX W STARK161587267410.0
8RISHA AGARWAL165965825260.0
9REHA AGARWAL165965765160.0
10LIOR LIBERMAN17303964unr.0.0

SwissSys Standings. Begin Here: kNight (Below 500)

#NameIDRatingTotal
1SAMANVI VIDAP JR167264444830.0
2LAZI L BARBAKADZE170721474650.0
3ZACK ALEXA ARONOV172642473330.0
4SAVIT BARANWAL300444472590.0
5LIAM KOPMAN301536161010.0
6FABRIZZIO QUINONES HERNANDEZ30161525unr.0.0
7DIMITR DODASHVILI16982933unr.0.0
8NIOCLA O’MUIRITHE30133287unr.0.0
9TEDORE DODASHVILI30133831unr.0.0

Limited to 48 Players:

SwissSys Report: Begin Here BLMHS 11:00 AM RD 1 (1st Draft, 4/17)

Pairings for Round 1. Begin Here: King (Above 1300)

BdResWhiteResBlack
1CHENXUAN LING (1347)BRENDAN PAU MORAN (1624)
2LOUIS JOHN BARRY (1612)M POULOS-CHACHERE (1333)
3JOSHUA R LIBERMAN (1318)SUVAN BARANWAL (1578)
4ELIZABETH TSUGEL (1565)ANDREW BECKLES (1316)
5JEREMIAH BECKLES (1312)DA KASTIOUKEVITCH (1556)
6TIM SHVARTS (1552)DAN BOLKHOVITINOV (1279)
7RILE DUDA-THOMSON (1241)JONATHA RODRIGUEZ (1519)
8CHLOE A STARK (1488)NAT BOLKHOVITINOV (1167)
9ANSON LEONG ( 859)GAEL CHI-BURNS (1349)

SwissSys Report: Begin Here

Pairings for Round 1. Begin Here: Queen (Above 900)

BdResWhiteResBlack
10RILE DUDA-THOMSON (1241)JAC BOLKHOVITINOV (1057)
11LIAM CHAN (1055)SAHASRA VIDAP JR (1209)
12RAFAEL ROBINOVICH (1135)SURYA KRISHNAN ( 852)
13LEQI HAN ( 803)GABRYELA CABAN (1092)

SwissSys Report: Begin Here

Pairings for Round 1. Begin Here: Rook (Above 500)

BdResWhiteResBlack
14SURYA KRISHNAN ( 852)ETHAN G MISHURIS ( 800)
15LEOR MICHA ARONOV ( 785)SHAWN EPELBAUM ( 851)
16KABIR PARTH MUTHA ( 843)MAX W STARK ( 741)
17RISHA AGARWAL ( 526)BREACEN CALDEIRA ( 819)
18SOLINA CALDEIRA ( 819)LIOR LIBERMAN (unr.)
 1REHA AGARWAL ( 516) Please wait

SwissSys Report: Begin Here

Pairings for Round 1. Begin Here: kNight (Below 500)

BdResWhiteResBlack
20SAMANVI VIDAP JR ( 483)LIAM KOPMAN ( 101)
21FABRIZZIO QUINONES HERNANDEZ (unr.)LAZI L BARBAKADZE ( 465)
22DAVID RAYSTEN ( 418)DIMITR DODASHVILI (unr.)
23NIOCLA O’MUIRITHE (unr.)ZACK ALEXA ARONOV ( 333)
24SAVIT BARANWAL ( 259)TEDORE DODASHVILI (unr.)

Keep in good shape and bring your best. Opportunity knocks. Be ready with your answer.

Beginners (and NEW players) are welcome and will be grouped with other similar players. Minimum size of sections consists of six players.

-Renee M Scorcia, President

“Dream Big” OTB Apr 25 at Roberto Clemente State Park (indoors)

Hello Everybody,

Good News! Spring is Here! However, COVID is still on our minds.

Chess returns to indoor play on a trial basis on Sunday, April 25, 2021 at Roberto Clemente State Park, 301 W Tremont Ave., Bronx.

Rules: Only the 48 players are allowed in the building for their games. No parents or coaches. Players must exit the building after each game and wait outside for the next round to be posted. Parents and coaches are to remain outside throughout. There are helpers inside who will find the right board and opponent for those needing help.

These are COVID safety regulations agreed for our use of the facility. Violations will result in losing these privileges for tournament play.

To Sign up for your section… (To see sho is signed up already see list below. Please report any errors on the list below by email to mcmanusj363@gmail.com The list below is updated every 3-4 days. The list “See who is signed in…” has more updated information.

SwissSys Report: Dream Big

SwissSys Standings. Dream Big: King (Above 1300

#NameIDRatingTotal
1KYLE CHEUNG1597093816460.0
2ELIZABETH TSUGEL1657347816280.0
3BRENDAN PAU MORAN1510122616240.0
4SUVAN BARANWAL1667300015630.0
5LOUIS JOHN BARRY1699554715090.0
6OLIVER CHARLES MA1612959014260.0
7TARIQ YUE3001412913820.0
8NATHAN PEYTON1645232212680.0
9ETHAN SHEMO1683971512590.0
10CHENXUAN LING1715998312550.0
11FANRONG MENG1709964611790.0
12ANSON LEONG172881618590.0

SwissSys Standings. Dream Big: Queen (Above 900)

#NameIDRatingTotal
1SURYA KRISHNAN168907368520.0

SwissSys Standings. Dream Big: Rook (Above 500)

#NameIDRatingTotal
1SURYA KRISHNAN168907368520.0
2LAASYA MADA167261208510.0
3SHAWN EPELBAUM167361538510.0
4LUNA REISOGLU157914378400.0
5BREACEN CALDEIRA164455728260.0
6YESHUA MATOS167862518150.0
7ETHAN G MISHURIS170616408000.0
8SOLINA CALDEIRA164455457790.0
9HUGO ZHANG171649567200.0
10ANTON KOUZMITCHEV166878746140.0
11ANDRE KOUZMITCHEV166878685770.0
12RYAN SHEMO168397364980.0

SwissSys Standings. Dream Big: kNight (Below 500)

#NameIDRatingTotal
1VIOLET SHEMO168397421180.0
2BENJAMIN NUNEZ unr.0.0
3WILLIAM SHEMO unr.0.0
4SOURA MADA unr.0.0
5SANTIAGO NUNEZ unr.0.0
6DARREN BAI unr.0.0
  • KING Above 1300 section,
  • Queen Above 900 section,
  • Rook Above 500 section or
  • Knight 499 & Below Section

mcmanusj363@gmail.com

Tell your full name, USCF ID number and section (or tell NEW if you are not a uscf member and plan to join at check-in on-site). The April USCF rating list will be used for this event.

You will receive a confirmation email from a real human. Due to COVID the limited number of participants at this time is 36 for this tournament.

Newcomers are especially welcome to this free tournament. Membership in USCF is required ($9 for USCF membership good for 12 months) and is available on-site.

The list of those currently signed up for this tournament can also be found on this website under “See who is signed in…”

Safety first is the guiding principle for chess tournaments with regards to our staff and you, our players, and your families.

As we travel through this pandemic year with chess still possible safely outdoors, keep in mind how you can respect others by staying sharp, safe and healthy. Remember that we are limiting entrees to 36 at this time for safety. Make 2021 the best year ever!

-Renee M Scorcia, President

“Prepared” May 2, 2021 at Riverbank State Park

TWelcome to OTB outdoor chess in the NYC on May 2 at Riverbank State Park, located in the park near 145th Street and Riverside Drive, NYC.

To Sign up for your section

  • KING Above 1300 section,
  • Queen Above 900 section,
  • Rook Above 500 section or
  • Knight 499 & Below Section

mcmanusj363@gmail.com

Tell your full name, USCF ID number and section (or tell NEW if you are not a uscf member and plan to join at check-in on-site). The April USCF rating list will be used for this event.

You will receive a confirmation email from a real human. Due to COVID the limited number of participants at this time is 36 for this tournament.

Newcomers are especially welcome to this free tournament. Membership in USCF is required ($9 for USCF membership good for 12 months) and is available on-site.

The list of those currently signed up for this tournament can be found on this website under “See who is signed in…”

Safety first is the guiding principle for chess tournaments with regards to our staff and you, our players, and your families.

As we travel through this pandemic year with chess still possible safely outdoors, keep in mind how you can respect others by staying sharp, safe and healthy. Remember that we are limiting entrees to 36 at this time for safety. Make 2021 the best year ever!

-Renee M Scorcia, President

Results:”Slow Down” OTB April 10 at Prospect Park in Brooklyn

Here are some champions from the King Section: Louis Barry, Suvan Baranwal & Chenxuan Ling with Brother John, TD.

This tournament was held outdoors with wonderful weather cooperation. Mask and social distancing were followed. All helped out for a terrrific day in the park with lots of exciting chess action.

The USCF rating report is available here. This is used for rating purposes. The chart below shows the standings using Tiebreaks, Median, Solkoff and Cumulative.

The next official uscf report is the May ratings report which goes into effect on May 1 using the new ratings.

Thanks to all who helped Brother John. He stressed how all the helpful players and parents make the day so possible and enjoyable. Keep up the great work, and set your sights on Saturday, April 24 when chess returns to Brooklyn for free Over-the-Board chess. -Renee M Scorcia, President

PS- Don’t forget, Sunday, April 25, chess in the Bronx returns outdoors to Roberto Clemente State Park.

SwissSys Report: Slow Down at Prospect Park

SwissSys Standings. Slow Down at Prospect Park: King (USCF 1300+)

#NameIDRatingRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4Total
1LOUIS JOHN BARRY169955471509W9W5W2D33.5
2SUVAN BARANWAL166730001563W7W6L1W53.0
3MEGAN ALT PARAGUA171066921526L4W10W9D12.5
4CHENXUAN LING171599831255W3L9W6D82.5
5JONATHA RODRIGUEZ156906831529W10L1W7L22.0
6CHLOE A STARK161388061528W8L2L4W92.0
7DOMINIC N PARAGUA171066861403L2W8L5D101.5
8JEREMIAH BECKLES161099461318L6L7W10D41.5
9ELIZABETH TSUGEL165734781628L1W4L3L61.0
10ANDREW BECKLES161125361364L5L3L8D70.5

SwissSys Standings. Slow Down at Prospect Park: Queen (USCF 900+)

#NameIDRatingRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4Total
1LEO XIAOHANG SHEN171323321003W6W5W3L23.0
2SAHASRA VIDAP JR158817741209L5D3W4W12.5
3LAASYA MADA16726120851W4D2L1W62.5
4RAFAEL ROBINOVICH166154521135L3W6L2W52.0
5GABRYELA CABAN157988171092W2L1W6L42.0
6GLYNNTON BUCKLEY165737451148L1L4L5L30.0

SwissSys Standings. Slow Down at Prospect Park: Rook (USCF 500+)

#NameIDRatingRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4Total
1KABIR PARTH MUTHA30025432636W7D2W6W53.5
2DANIEL PAVYDIS16837148601W6D1W10W33.5
3THEODORE PIMANOFF17124861704W10W4W5L23.0
4BREACEN CALDEIRA16445572406B—L3W9W83.0
5SOLINA CALDEIRA16445545779W9W8L3L12.0
6MAX W STARK16158726741L2W9L1W112.0
7RISHA AGARWAL16596582526L1B—L8W102.0
8REHA AGARWAL16596576516W11L5W7L42.0
9ANTON KOUZMITCHEV16687874614L5L6L4B—1.0
10ANDRE KOUZMITCHEV16687868577L3W11L2L71.0
11Sourya Mada 30155856406L8L10B—L61.0

SwissSys Standings. Slow Down at Prospect Park: Bishop

#NameIDRatingRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4Rd 5Total
1Colton Choi17352200unr.W5W3W4W2B—5.0
2SAMANVI VIDAP16726444241B—W5W3L1W44.0
3David Raysten30149457unr.W4L1L2B—W53.0
4savit baranwal30044447348L3B—L1W5L22.0
5liam kopman 30153616unr.L1L2B—L4L31.0

Yes, this tournament will be played outdoors in the area of the Parade Grounds of Prospect Park, Brooklyn near Caton and Coney Island Ave. (Bring your umbrella, just in case.)

Saturday, April 10 tournament is in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park Parade Grounds near Caton and Coney Island Ave.

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It must be 55 degrees or better. continue to visit websitefor details. www.chesstrm.org/NYC/

Hello. Welcome to Spring, with outdoor Over The Board (OTB) chess. Games will be at 11:00, 12:00, 1:30 and 2:30. Updates for this event will be posted on website “See who is signed in…”

Give Full Name, USCF ID and section. State April 10 event.

Saturday, at Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. Names have been reserved from the list formerly Mar 28. Complete list of those currently signed in can be found on the website under “See who is signed in” . To add or correct errors–

Please email: mcmanusj363@gmail.com

Let us know if you can’t make it. Only the first 36 registered (checked-in on-site) can play.

EF: Free. 4 Games, G/30;d5. New: 36 player maximum limit. 4 sections : 6 players minimim per section) Games at 11, 12, 1:30, 2:30. Check-in so that Pairings for round 1 can be made at 10:45. Trophies & medals.

April USCF ratings will be used. Sign up on-site on a first come basis until 36 player maximum. Join/renew USCF available for $9 yearly fee on-site.

“Think, Think” May 9 at Riverbank State Park

Hello. Welcome to outdoor Over-The-Board (OTB) chess. Updates due to weather, etc., for this event will be posted here.

“Think, Think” at Riverbank State Park, will be held near the skating rink in the park (145th St and RIverside Drive, NYC). This tournament will be held outdoors. The weather must cooperate. It will now be held on May 9, 2021 (Sunday). It must be 55 degrees or better.

Give Full Name, USCF ID and section. State April 11 event, ‘Think, Think”.

Limited to the first 36 USCF players to register for this event (Due to COVID safety guide.) Masks & Safe distancing required.

Register by email: mcmanusj363@gmail.com

continue to visit websitefor details: www.chesstrm.org/NYC/

EF: Free. 4 Games, G/30;d5. 36 player maximum limit. 4 sections (6 players minimim per section) Games at 11, 12, 1:30, 2:30. Trophies & medals.

April USCF ratings will be used. Sign up on-site on a first come basis until 36 player maximum is reached. Join/renew USCF available for $9 yearly fee on-site.

The list of currently signed up for this tournament can be found on this website “See who is signed in…” Scroll down to find this tournament.

Looking forward to great chess in the outdoors, live and over-the-board (OTB) again.

-Renee M Scorcia, President

“Springtime” Sat., March 27 Results

Free Scholastic chess oudoors at the Parade Grounds in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. The chess tables are located near the corner of Caton and Coney Island Ave. Click here to see the USCF ratingsreport.

SwissSys Standings. Springtime 2021 Prospect Park: King (Above 1200)

#PlaceNameRtngRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4Tot
11ELIZABETH TSUGEL1628W5D3W2W63.5
22LOUIS JOHN BARRY1509W4W5L1W33.0
33SUVAN BARANWAL1563W6D1W4L22.5
44-6ORION XIANG1333L2D6L3D51.0
5 JOSHUA R LIBERMAN1318L1L2D6D41.0
6 DAN BOLKHOVITINOV1279L3D4D5L11.0

SwissSys Standings. Springtime 2021 Prospect Park: Queen (Above 1000)

#PlaceNameRtngRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4Tot
11FANRONG MENG1179W6W3W2W54.0
22LEO XIAOHANG SHEN1003W4W5L1W43.0
33NAT BOLKHOVITINOV1167W5L1D4D62.0
44JAC BOLKHOVITINOV1057L2W6D3L21.5
55GLYNNTON BUCKLEY1148L3L2W6L11.0
66RAFAEL ROBINOVICH1135L1L4L5D30.5

SwissSys Standings. Springtime 2021 Prospect Park: Rook (Above 500)

#PlaceNameRtngRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4Tot
11ANSON LEONG859W5W3W2D43.5
22LAASYA MADA851W7W6L1W53.0
33THEODORE PIMANOFF704W8L1D4W72.5
44-6ETHAN G MISHURIS800L6W7D3D12.0
5 LEOR MICHA ARONOV785L1W8W6L22.0
6 KABIR PARTH MUTHA636W4L2L5W82.0
77DANIEL PAVYDIS601L2L4W8L31.0
88SURYA KRISHNAN852L3L5L7L60.0

SwissSys Standings. Springtime 2021 Prospect Park: kNight (Below 500)

#PlaceNameRtngRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4Tot
11Sourya Madaunr.W2L3W4W43.0
22-3ZACK ALEXA ARONOV333L1W4W3D32.5
3 LIOR LIBERMANunr.W4W1L2D22.5
44SAVIT BARANWAL348L3L2L1L10.0

SwissSys Standings. Springtime 2021 Prospect Park: King (Above 1200)

#PlaceNameIDRtngTeamGrdRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4Tot
11ELIZABETH TSUGEL165734781628  W5D3W2W63.5
22LOUIS JOHN BARRY169955471509  W4W5L1W33.0
33SUVAN BARANWAL166730001563  W6D1W4L22.5
44-6ORION XIANG157980061333  L2D6L3D51.0
5 JOSHUA R LIBERMAN165734841318  L1L2D6D41.0
6 DAN BOLKHOVITINOV164455241279  L3D4D5L11.0

SwissSys Standings. Springtime 2021 Prospect Park: Queen (Above 1000)

#PlaceNameIDRtngTeamGrdRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4Tot
11FANRONG MENG170996461179  W6W3W2W54.0
22LEO XIAOHANG SHEN171323321003  W4W5L1W43.0
33NAT BOLKHOVITINOV166276061167  W5L1D4D62.0
44JAC BOLKHOVITINOV166275921057  L2W6D3L21.5
55GLYNNTON BUCKLEY165737451148  L3L2W6L11.0
66RAFAEL ROBINOVICH166154521135  L1L4L5D30.5

SwissSys Standings. Springtime 2021 Prospect Park: Rook (Above 500)

#PlaceNameIDRtngTeamGrdRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4Tot
11ANSON LEONG17288161859  W5W3W2D43.5
22LAASYA MADA16726120851  W7W6L1W53.0
33THEODORE PIMANOFF17124861704  W8L1D4W72.5
44-6ETHAN G MISHURIS17061640800  L6W7D3D12.0
5 LEOR MICHA ARONOV16568730785  L1W8W6L22.0
6 KABIR PARTH MUTHA30025432636  W4L2L5W82.0
77DANIEL PAVYDIS16837148601  L2L4W8L31.0
88SURYA KRISHNAN16890736852  L3L5L7L60.0

SwissSys Standings. Springtime 2021 Prospect Park: kNight (Below 500)

#PlaceNameIDRtngTeamGrdRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4Tot
11Sourya Mada unr.  W2L3W4W43.0
22-3ZACK ALEXA ARONOV17264247333  L1W4W3D32.5
3 LIOR LIBERMAN17303964unr.  W4W1L2D22.5
44SAVIT BARANWAL30044447348  L3L2L1L10.0

Results from Dec 13, Sunday, “Nervous Knights” in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park

Yes, Round 1 began at 10:00 AM today, Sunday, in Prospect Park’s Parade Grounds, SW corner near Coney Island and Caton Ave.

The Right Move is eager to find suitable conditions for over-the-board chess that are safe and healthy for all. -Renee M Scorcia, President

It’s FREE. It’s FUN. Don’t Wait, COME.

Yes, The weather cooperated wonderfully and made December outdoors the best option for over-the-board chess at this time.

Now chess may just will have to wait a little bit longer for our next tournament. Planning on two tournaments in March and two in April. Thanks for your patience and persistence.

SwissSys Report: Nervous Knights

SwissSys Standings. Nervous Knights: King

#PlaceNameIDRatingRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4Total
11Elizabeth Tsugel165734781533W5W2W3D43.5
22Suvan Baranwal166730001571W6L1W4W53.0
33Manoj Harikumar145323661039W4D5L1W62.5
44-5Aditeya Das168733351475L3W6L2D11.5
5 Rafael Robinovich166154521110L1D3W6L21.5
66Leo Berkson162623171194L2L4L5L30.0

SwissSys Standings. Nervous Knights: Rook

#PlaceNameIDRatingRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4Total
11Leo Shen17132332856W2W4W3W54.0
22-3Leqi Han30045327734L1W6W5W43.0
3 Michael Wilson30052621unr.W4W5L1W63.0
44-5Kamilla Tursunova30039618749L3L1W6L21.0
5 Cornelia Xu30059894653W6L3L2L11.0
66Savit Baranwal30044447380L5L2L4L30.0

Outdoor Chess tables are located in the Southwest corner of the Parade Grounds at Prospect Park near the intersection of Coney Island and Caton Ave, Brooklyn, 11218.

The six section field projected below needs you. Unless the total number of players approaches 48, many sections will have to be combined!! Beat those winter blues. Play chess safely outdoors! (But do dress appropriately. Street parking available.)

Please note the categories have changed. All are uscf rated sections and current membership is required. A minimum six players in each section is required or that section will be combined. (Join or renew USCF membership on-site for $9 yearly membership.)

Trophies for 1st and 2nd each section (based on less than 10 in each section. More players means more trophies). Medals for 2.5 or more points.

Currently the tournament will be at Prospect Park in Brooklyn, near the corner where Coney Island Ave meets Caton Ave. Park on the street.

Updated information will be published here as conditions permit, for example, for cancellation, moving to a new site indoors (if possible…) or other news. The weather has been consistently wonderful for outdoor chess for many months. Maybe, just maybe…

Nov 8 Battlin’ Bishops – Final Results

Battlin’ Bishops

SwissSys Standings. Battlin’ Bishops: King (Over 1000)

#PlaceNameRtngRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4Tot
11-4CHIN,DAMON1640W8W3L2W53
2 CHIN,CHRISTIAN1560W9W6W1L43
3 BARANWAL,SUVAN1559W7L1W5W63
4 STARK,CHLOE A1560W11L5W9W23
55-8DAS,ADITEYA1475W10W4L3L12
6 MEYERS,JACOB1323W12L2W7L32
7 BUCKLEY,GLYNN1094L3W8L6W122
8 YUE,TARIQ1268L1L7W10W112
99-10BERKSON,LEO1177L2W12L4D10
10 ROBINOVICH,RAFAEL1055L5W11L8D9
1111COTLER,DALE1224L4L10W12L81
1212CHOVANEC,ALICE1024L6L9L11L70

Battlin’ Bishops

SwissSys Standings. Battlin’ Bishops: Queen (Under 1000)

#PlaceNameRtngRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4Tot
11SHEN,LEO XIAOHANG560W7W6W2W34
22LING,CHENXUAN494W8W3L1W43
33-5MATOS,YESHUA847W4L2W7L12
4 MILCHEVSKIY,TIMOTHY620L3W5W6L22
5 COTLER,AMELIA718L6L4W8W72
66-8SOLL,ALEXANDER HR896W5L1L4L81
7 STARK,MAX W775L1W8L3L51
8 FUNK,RAPHAEL714L2L7L5W61

Battlin’ Bishops

SwissSys Standings. Battlin’ Bishops: Rook (Under 600)

#PlaceNameRtngRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4Tot
11HAN, LEQIunr.W6D4W5W7
22-3XU, CORNELIAunr.L3W8W4W53
3 CHAHAL, AVYANunr.W2L5W6W83
44ASENCIOS, EMILIO554W7D1L2W6
55BARANWAL, SAVIT301W8W3L1L22
66-7PACK, GABRIEL567L1W7L3L41
7 CHOVANEC, WILLIAMunr.L4L6W8L11
88CHOVANEC, RACHELunr.L5L2L7L30

Magnificent Thanks to all the players, parents and friends who helped Brother John at Sunday’s tournament. He was most enthused about all the positive energy and support the kids received throughout the day. Everyone did a great job! —Renee M Scorcia, President

So far no safety guidelines for indoor chess tournaments have been issued for New York. Riverbank State Park is not possible for November or +December. As soon as possible The Right Move will hold indoor tournaments at Riverbank, but now Prepare for the outdoors on November 8 at Roberto Clemente State Park*.

Sign up for this 4 games of exciting chess now. It’s free. (4 SS, G/30;d5) USCF membership required. To join or renew USCF on-site costs $9 for the entire year.

Send an email to brjohn@juno.com with your name, uscf id and your section. Tell NEW if joining for the first time. There are no team awards due to the limited number of players (48).

There are really three separate tournaments, called sections. New players and beginners can choose the Under 600 section (Rook). There is a section for Under 1000 (Queen) and another for those Over 1000 (King). You only play against those in your section.

Games are at 10:00, 11:00, 12:30 and 1:30. Trophies to top 3 in each section, top U1200, top U700, with medals for a finish of 2.5 or better. Sign up on-site allowed on a first- come basis until 48 is reached, so do pre-register to hold your place.

Farewell tour: Many thanks to The Scorcia Family (Renee, Yvonne, Marilyn and Henry) They are finishing 10 years of volunteer work helping maintain the high professional level of tournament conditions demanded by our youth. Please be prepared to step forward and help out in November as they will not be present due to other obligations. Tell Brother John you are willing to help. Keep the tradition of Free Chess for Youth alive.

  • Riverbank State Park is located at 145th Street and Riverside Drive in NYC 10024. Roberto Clemente State Park is located at 301 West Tremont Ave., Bronx 10453.

The Chess Indoor Plan from The Right Move for use when Riverbank State Park might become available (projected January??):

Round pairings would be posted outside the building 10 minutes prior to the round.

Only those playing would be allowed in the tournament hall, limited to a total of 48 players.

There will be only two players at each table. Tables would be spaced a minimum 6 feet apart from each other.  Players would be required to wear a mask and sanitize hands before each game.

Each round a sanitized set and board would be used and the previous equipment will be removed from play.

Results: Oct 18 “Aim High”

Sunday, Oct. 18. Weather – 62 degrees and partly sunny.

SwissSys Report: Aim High

SwissSys Standings. Aim High: King (Over 1000)

#NameIDRatingRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4Total
1ADITEYA DAS168733351438D4W6W8W33.5
2SUVAN BARANWAL166730001556W6W8L3W53.0
3CHLOE A STARK161388061549W7W5W2L13.0
4LEO BERKSON162623171036D1W7L5W82.5
5OLIVER CHARLES MA161295901409B—L3W4L22.0
6GLYNNTON BUCKLEY165737451089L2L1W9B—2.0
7RAFAEL ROBINOVICH166154521059L3L4B—W92.0
8IXOYE MOGUEL162686321366W9L2L1L41.0
9Liam Luna16268715995L8B—L6L71.0

SwissSys Standings. Aim High: Queen (Under 1000)

#NameIDRatingRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4Total
1Tariq Yue30014129unr.W15W2W4W54.0
2ROSEMARY JA WILEY16771420702W7L1W8W123.0
3ISAAC DIAZ16913526685W14L12W7W63.0
4LUCAS BOCKOWSKI17113484654W8W10L1W93.0
5KAMILA TURSUNOVA30039618651B—W6W12L13.0
6ALEXANDER HR SOLL16948262940W11L5W10L32.0
7SIMONE MAIMON16108331861L2W13L3W172.0
8IMMANUEL PURUSHOTHAM17113133821L4W17L2W162.0
9MAX W STARK16158726818L13W11W16L42.0
10NATHANAEL KUFFOUR15810471816W17L4L6W142.0
11RAPHAEL FUNK16995532741L6L9B—W132.0
12TIMOTHY MILCHEVSKIY15840198580W16W3L5L22.0
13NICOLE S CAI17262612467W9L7W14L112.0
14Arston Wang17254770835L3W15L13L101.0
15KYLIE BOCKOWSKI16448263796L1L14L17B—1.0
16SAVIT BARANWA30044447328L12B—L9L81.0
17GABRIEL PACK unr.L10L8W15L71.0

Due to the “spike” in COVID in some areas of NYC The Right Move can only respond safely within current guidelines. No indoor tournament allowed at this time. Roberto Clemente State Park outdoors is the site for Oct 18.

The Right Move will limit the number of players to 48, with no team awards at this time, since players from one team may wind up playing their own team due to the limits in participation.

Ratings from the Oct 4 tournament (shown below) will be used to make pairings for those involved

King (Over 1000) Are you ready? Then join in now or sign-in early on Sunday

  • Suvan Baranwal 1556
  • Megan Paragua 1526
  • Chloe Stark 1549
  • Oliver Ma 1447
  • Aditeya Das 1438
  • Dominic Paragua 1403
  • Ixoye Moguel 1366
  • GB Anon 1089
  • Rafael Robinovich 1059
  • Leo Berkson 1036

Queen (Under 1000)

  • Alexander Soll 940
  • Simone Maimon 861
  • Immanuel Purushotham 821
  • Max Stark 818
  • Nathaniel Kuffor 816
  • Kylie Bockowski 796
  • Raphael Funk 741
  • Rosemary Wiley 702 Bye Rd 1
  • Isaac Diaz 685
  • Lucas Bockowski 654
  • Kamila Tursunova 651
  • Nicole S Cai 467
  • Tariq Yue Unr

Rook (Under 600) Learn new skills and have fun. Six players minimum required for this section. Beginners and new players most welcome. Sign up now or Sign in early on Sunday.

  • Timothy Milchewskiy 580
  • Savit Baranwal 328
  • Gabriel Pack Unr

Who: You!! Scholastic Chess players (Players limited to 48; Social Distancing and mask required). Teams welcome but may play each other due to small numbers in each section. No team awards will be presented. Minimum 18 must sign up by Friday Noon or event will be cancelled.

What: 3 sections (Over 1000, Under 1000, and Under 600) of rated uscf outdoor chess with 4 games for each player (G/30;d5). Free. Players may join or renew USCF membership on-site for $9 (good for one year).

When: Sunday, October 18, 2020 Rounds at 10:00, 11:00, 12:30 and 1:30. Check in on stage area by 9:30 to play in round 1.

Where: Roberto Clemente State Park, 301 West Tremont Ave., Bronx, NY 10453

Why: Because you are important, you work hard and you deserve the best opportunities to show your skills safely and within healthy guidelines.

How: Send your email to: brjohn@juno.com Subject: Oct 18 Include your full name and uscf id number. Put NEW if joining uscf for the first time. Cost to join or renew USCF membership on-site is $9, good for the entire year.

Additional info:

Trophies to First, Second and Third in each section U1200, U700 (Section must have a minimum of 6 players) Medal winners for 2.5 or more points.

This tournament will be outdoors around the stage near the river and can be cool (cold to some). Dress correctly.

Please note: Our favorite vendor from last year, Sevi, plans to bring food for sale. Hot food available for purchase on site!!

The list of those already signed up will be posted on www.chesstrm.org/NYC/

(Upcoming event: Riverbank State Park, 145th Street & Riverside Drive, Indoors on November 8 PENDING. Limited to 48 players. Only players will be allowed inside and shall leave to go outside when the game finishes. You are invited to sign up at brjohn@juno.com and be clear to show you are signing up for the November 8 indoor Sunday event.)

Renee M Scorcia, President, The Right Move