The Right Move #218 at Riverbank State Park: Nov. 6, 2016 Nothing stops The Right Move, Now or Never, not even the NYC Marathon. Sunny skies and 59 degrees treated all players as 205 chessplayers awaited the signal to “Get Ready”.
Open: Jayden Reaves 3 defeated Pardhav Chakka 2 for first place as Arvin Mou 3 captured second place with a victory over Christopher Louie 2. Ronen Zinder took third place with 2 points on tiebreak which included James Thierer and Mao Nozaki. (15 players)
U1400: Sai Bhandar 3 won on top board over Edeli Cuate 2 to take first place on tie-break points over Taylor Ngo 3. Renee Scorcia 2 won third place on tiebreaks (Logan Newby 2, Niilo Nissinen 2, Winston Qin 2). (16 players)
U1000: Jet Li 4 zoomed past George Rekhviashvili 3 (third place) for top honors in this section. Theodore Poulos-Chachere was clear second place with 3.5 points. (28 players)
U600: Milosz Bury 4 defeated Kuipi Lam 3 and Maxim Borisov 4 defeated Priscilla Lee 3 settling the top honors in the Under 600 section. Third place went to Jasmine Thiessen 3.5 who joined the ranks of the undefeated. (42 players)
Gr 4-7: Mubasshir Mumtez 4 beat Betsy Fridman 3 for First and Second Place Honors in the Grade 4-7 section. Nathanael Kuffour 3 won third place on tie-break over Aadi Jain 3 and Rachel Vildman 3. (16 players)
Gr 2-3: First Place Team Trophy: Brooklyn School of Inquiry – 11 points (Sonya Zinder 3, Kyle Landman 3, James Bondarchuk 2.5, Ansel Barnard 2.5) Maksymilian Bury 4 beat Sonya Zinder 3 to take first place over Oliver Ma 4, who defeated Jeremy Sosa 3. Tieing Jeremy with three points were Austin Toland, Mariam Chanadiri, Kyle Landman, Suli Kumble and Ixoye Moguel. (32 players)
AWE: Adults Welcome — Some welcome! Fillip Kizhner (Gr 9) got to welcome some very experienced players as they took him to the cleaners. Mike Chanafiri 3 beat Stephan Gerzadowicz (1983) 3, to split first and second place while Matthew Mairena 2, ruled over Jonathan Doyle 2 and Avto Chandiri 2. (6 players)
The Right Move #217 at Riverbank State Park: Wow! The chess results are in. You can see all the results from Oct 16 at www.chesstrm.org/NYC/
Fierce, friendly yet firm competition greeted some 222 chessplayers as Chess Day at Riverbank State Park on Oct. 16 (The Right Move #217) began its 27th season under new President, Yvonne Scorcia.
Matters may get even more intense as the Board responded to the proposal from Christine’s e-mail regarding the New York City Championships to be held this year February 4-5 at the Brooklyn Marriot. Board Meetings are open to all and take place after the Awards ceremony, usually from 3:45 – 4:00. It was decided that (after consultation with Steve Immitt to see if it might be possible for The Right Move to barter the services rendered by Brother John McManus at the tournament Friday night through Sunday night into getting free entries for deserving students) several criteria would need to be met after the December tournament: chess performance at The Right Move tournaments, need, availability, sportsmanship, etc. Players selected byThe Right Move would be contacted to meet all early deadlines for the Feb. 4-5, 2017 tournament.
Now the impressive news!!! Check these out by sections, of course…
Open East Side Community High School surprised many with first place in the Open section. Their 7 points fell ½ point shy of the required 7.5 for a team trophy, even though Lavon Sykes and Vencent Mei took first and second with perfect 3-0 scores. Dylan Ma from NEST+M took 3rd Place with 2.5 points. Brooklyn School of Inquiry took second place team with 5 points. 19 Players competed here.
U1400 East Side Community High School continued to top the ranking with 9 points in the Under 1400 section, winning the First Place Trophy as Lee Ann Perez (2.5), Lucas Tom Wong (2.5), Jonathan Aubry (2) and Edvin Cheng (2) dominated a tough field. 1st and 2nd Place honors went to Jayden Shum (Success Academy) and Mateo Hernandez (LREI) with perfect 3-0 scores. Lucas Tom Wong beat out Lee Ann Perez on tie break points for the third place trophy as they both received 2.5 points. Edward R Murrow took second place team with 6 points. 24 Players in this section.
U1000 PS3 ran roughshod over the super competitive Under 1000 section, scoring 9 points for first place team certificate (Theodore Poulos-Chachere 3, Gabriel Sidel 2, Kabir Cohen 2, and Marie Poulos-Chachere 2). Edward R Murrow (6.5) had second, with NEST+M (6) tied for third with Brooklyn School of Inquiry (6). Academy 1 (4), Washington (3.5), PS166 (3) followed. All deserve credit for their fighting spirit! Maya Nozaki from NEST+M (perfect 4-0) took first place individual honors, followed by Jacky Chan (Edward R Murrow) with 3.5. Javier Ortiz took home third place trophy on tie break points over Theodore Poulos-Chachere, Harshith Samanayamantula, Megan Yesilevich, Sakura Bellamy and Dennis Shender, all with 3-1 scores. 31 Players competed.
U600 Team: PS166 (ANDREW LOUIE (536) 3.0, NICHOLAS KIM (299) 3.0,
JOSHUA BLAUSTEIN (460) 2.5, Aiden McCormick (unr.) 2.0) outdistanced the competition to win the First Place Trophy in the Under 600 section. Brooklyn School of Inquiry had 9.5 points for second place team certificate, finishing 1/2 point shy of the required 10 points for a trophy, followed by PS3 with 8 points for Third Place and Edward R Murrow had fourth place with with 6.5.
Individual Leaders: Leonid Shynder (4-0, 1st Place) defeated Shubhi Jha (3-1, 4th Place) to take a tie-break win over second place Azamat Bozorov (4-0, 2nd Place), who defeated George Rekviashvili (3-1, 3rd Place). All four will be “promoted” to the Under 1000 Section once the November rating supplement comes out. There were 40 competitors in this Under 600 Section.
4-7 Team: PS166 won the First Place Team Certificate with 5.5 points (EMMETT MILLER (unr.) 3.0, NATHANAEL KOUFFOUR (unr.) 2.5) as PIERREPONT struggled to catch up but could only manage 5 points for second place. PS119X finished in Third Place with 4.5 points.
Individual Leaders: Milosz Bury swept the board en route to a 4-0 First Place win in the Beginner Grade 4-7 Section. Neel Tripathi (3-1, 2nd Place) beat out Giga Kevlishvili (3-1, 3rd Place) and Emmett Miller (3-1, 4th Place) on tie-break points in the 13 player field.
2-3 PS166 (GANNON GLADSTONE (unr.) 3.0, JULIAN LYNCH (unr.) 3.0, SULI KUMBLE (unr.) 2.5, JAYDEN SAUNDERS (unr.) 2.0) captured First Place Team Trophy in the Grade 2-3 section with 10.5 points as Brooklyn School of Inquiry finished Second with 9.5 points. Rosalyn Yalow CS finished Third with 7.5 points.
Individual Leaders: Katherina Levitsky ran the table with the only perfect 4-0 score in the Beginner Grade 2-3 Section. Maksymillian Bury (3.5-0.5) took Second Place while Caspar Samii took Third Place on tie-break over Leo Kindred, Gannon Gladstone and Julian Lynch, all with 3-1 scores. 29 players competed in this field.